HANROTT, P.A. -- Catalogue of the Splendid, Choice and Curious Library of P.A. Hanrott, Esq. London: R.H. Evans, 16 July 1833.
Five parts in one volume, 8o (215 x 136 mm). 20th-century red quarter morocco over marbled boards, sprinkled edges.
PRICED WITH BUYERS' NAMES, in a contemporary hand, ruled in red. "Little seems to be known about P.A. Hanrott, but it is obvious that he was a collector of no mean learning... His large library... contained many books printed on vellum, a number of manuscripts, fine incunabula, books on large paper or printed on vellum, according to the usual Dibdinian formula" (De Ricci). It was, in fact, one of the most important collections sold during this time, containing books printed by Fust and Schöffer (on vellum), Caxton and other early English printers, editiones principes, such as the Homer of 1482, Chroniques de France (1476), as well as outstanding copies of great books down to the ages. The 10,831 lots of the five parts realized £22,425, 7s 6d. A much smaller sale of his remaining books was sold in 1857. Blogie III, col. 16 ff.