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MURRAY, Charles Fairfax (1849-1919) -- A List of Printed Books in the Library of Charles Fairfax Murray. [Florence:] Privately printed, 1907.
4o (282 x 220 mm). Interleaved as issued. Original white buckram-backed pale blue boards, uncut (spine darkened, a little wear to extremities). Provenance: J.R. Abbey (bookplate); E.P. Goldschmidt (book label).
LIMITED TO 35 COPIES, this catalogue lists the entire collection of over 4,100 books which Murray owned at the time. It is the only comprehensive list of his books, which were dispersed through various public and private sales. De Marinis suggests that the catalogue was intended to serve him on his book-buying travels.
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