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MURRAY, Charles Fairfax (1849-1919) -- Catalogo dei libri posseduti da Charles Fairfax Murray. London: privately printed [by the Officina Poligrafica Romana, Rome], 1899.
Two parts in one, 4o (275 x 193 mm). Original grey boards, morocco lettering piece on spine.
LIMITED TO 50 COPIES. The private library catalogue of the Italian books collected by Charles Fairfax Murray. Murray "succeeded, although without any large means of his own, in accumulating collections which had cost him something like half a million sterling, paintings, drawings (which he sold en bloc to the late J. Pierpont Morgan), illuminated manuscripts (mostly donated to the Fitzwilliam Museum or sold to Mr. C.W. Dyson Perrins) and, above all, books of every description. A friend of William Morris and Burne Jones, he owned the finest set of Kelmscott books in any library. His collections of early German, French, and especially Italian books, were among the largest and choicest in private hands" (De Ricci, pp. 177-80). Murray printed a third part which described the Adda library of Milan, which he purchased in its entirety, Parte terza...biblioteca del Marchese Girolamo d'Adda (London, 1902).
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