22 - 23 March 2005
HEATH, Dr. Benjamin -- A Catalogue of Books, in the Various Branches of Literature, which lately formed the Library of a Distinguished Collector and were sold by Auction by Mr. Jeffery, of Pall Mall: with their Prices, and Purchasers' Names. London: W. Heseltine for Constable, Hunter, Park, & Hunter, 1810.
Large 8o (233 x 140 mm). Contemporary half calf (rebacked preserving original spine). Provenance: J. Lee (inscription "J. Lee Doctors Commons 1829" on pastedown); unidentified armorial bookplate.
The interest aroused by the Heath sale appears to have been so widespread that the publishers felt justified in republishing the sale catalogue, together with the prices realized and the buyers' names. They added twenty-two lots, Nos. 4,787-4,809, which had not appeared in the original catalogue, but were obviously offered at the end of the sale. According to Fletcher, the edition of this valuable reprint was limited to 250 copies.
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