22 - 23 March 2005
LINDSAY, James Ludovic, twenty-sixth Earl of Crawford and ninth Earl of Balcarres (1847-1913) -- Bibliotheca Lindesiana. Vol I [-IV]. Catalogue of the Printed Books Preserved at Haigh Hall, Wigan Co. Pal. Lancast. Aberdeen: University Press, 1910.
4 volumes, 2o (350 x 250 mm). Original blue cloth, t.e.g. (vol. III rebacked, vol. IV spine split, inner hinges reinforced).
LIMITED EDITION, number 153 of 200 privately printed copies of one of the most magnificent catalogues of a private collection ever produced. The collection numbered nearly 100,000 volumes "forming a general reference collection of unparalleled importance" (De Ricci, p.162). Taylor, p.224 ("alphabetically arranged and very valuable"). (4)
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