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BROCKETT, John Trotter (1788-1842) -- A Catalogue of the choice, curious and elegant Private Library, comprising the most splendid ... Medallic Books... Strawberry Hill Books... the Books... printed at the Private Press of George Allan ... Whittaker's Magna Carta... on Vellum... all the Works of Dibdin, on Large Paper... an Unique Collection of Bewick's Works... &c. London: Sotheby's, 8 December 1823. -- Prices and Purchasers' Names. London: Sotheby's, 1823.
8o (218 x 128 mm). Contemporary half calf. Provenance: Cambridge, Trinity College (bookplate, withdrawn stamp); A.N.L. Munby (bookplate).
Brockett of Newcastle on Tyne was a patron and friend of Thomas Bewick and one of the earlist English collectors of what are today called private press books. The printed price list is indicative of the importance Sotheby's placed on the sale.
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