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HURD, Philip -- Catalogue of the Splendid, Curious, and Valuable Library of the late Philip Hurd, Esq. London: Evans, 29 March 1832.
8o (214 x 127 mm). Contemporary dark-green morocco, edges gilt (joints a little rubbed). Provenance: Charles W.G. Howard (bookplate with engraved inscription, gift of Sir David Dundas).
INTERLEAVED, WITH PRICES AND BUYERS' NAMES in a contemporary hand, and possibly the auctioneer's own copy. The 1,462 lots in the sale realized £5,447.3.0, and included some fine examples of early printing, notably Jenson's 1479 Bible and Durandus 1459, both on vellum. The most significant item was the Breviary commissioned by Francis de Roias ca. 1500 for presentation to Queen Isabella of Spain (£520, to Boone). Blogie III, col.16.
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