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HOARE, Sir Richard Colt (1758-1838) -- John Bowyer NICHOLS. Catalogue of the Hoare Library at Stourhead, Co. Wilts. To which are added an Account of the Museum of British Antiquities; A Catalogue of the paintings and drawings, and a description of the mansion. London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son, 1840.
Large 8o (250 x 160 mm). Engraved allegorical armorial frontispiece. (Some foxing.) Original blind stamped publisher's blue cloth, spine gilt (some wear, spine faded).
Rare, printed for private use only. One of the largest collections on British topography ever formed, listing about 10,000 items. Although the library at Stourhead was founded by Henry Hoare, the larger part of the extensive collection was assembled by his grandson, Sir Richard Colt Hoare.
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