22 - 23 March 2005
FARMER, Richard (1735-1797) -- Bibliotheca Farmeriana. A Catalogue of the Curious, Valuable and Extensive Library, in Print and Manuscript, of the Late Revd. Richard Farmer, D.D. London: Thomas King, 7 May 1798.
8o (203 x 123 mm). Printed on blue paper. (Title somewhat soiled.) Contemporary boards (rebacked). Provenance: Note on flyleaf: "This was Mr. Lort's own copy"; A.N.L. Munby (bookplate).
PRICED in a contemporary hand. Farmer, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and friend of Dr. Johnson, formed a large and important library of some 8,199 lots. "He was particularly interested in the minor lights of Elizabethan literature, such as Robert Greene and Nicholas Breton" (de Ricci, p.58). Farmer's copy of Shakespeare's Third Folio was sold in the library of Abel E. Berland, Christie's New York, 8 October 2001, lot 149. Not in Blogie.
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