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PEIRSON, Rev. Thomas (d.1820). Bibliotheca Peirsoniana or Catalogue Raisonné (Adapted to serve as a perpetual Vade mecum for Young Clergymen and Students of Divinity) of the very valuable and extensive library of the Rev. Thomas Peirson, D.D. London: Leigh & Sotheby, 1 May 1815.
8o (211 x 124 mm). Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards (front cover detached, worn). Provenance: Richard Heber (note of acquisition on pastedown: "Wheatley's sale 1833"); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PRICED in a contemporary hand, ruled in red. A very unusual auction catalogue, compiled by the collector himself who peppered it with autobiographical, anti-Catholic, and anti-government notes. His "Apology for Selling my Library" extends to 5½ pages. He was a senior minister of the Established English Church in Amsterdam. Not in Blogie.
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