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GRAFTON, George Henry Fitzroy, Fourth Duke of (1760-1844) -- A Catalogue of a Most Elegant Collection of Books, consisting of Many of the First Editions of the Greek and Roman Classics...constituting the Rare and Virtû part of the Extensive Library of a Nobleman. London: W. Bulmer for R.H. Evans, 6 June 1815.
8o (246 x 156 mm). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, marbled edges (somewhat rubbed). Provenance: Henry Huth (bookplate, his sale, IX, June 1920, lot 8,316); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
LARGE-PAPER COPY FROM THE LIBRARY OF HENRY HUTH. "Pursuing our rambles through the catalogues of notable libraries in the first quarter of the nineteenth century, we are confronted with the 'extensive library of a nobleman', i.e. the fourth Duke of Grafton (1760-1844), with many classics on large or largest paper and a few Shakespeare Quartos" (De Ricci, p.93). PRICED WITH BUYERS' NAMES in a contemporary hand, ruled in red.
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