PERKINS, Frederick (1780-1860) -- Catalogue of the Library formed by the late Frederick Perkins... Important & Valuable Books and Manuscripts relating to Shakespeare and other Elizabethan Poets and Dramatists; Rare Productions from the Presses of Caxton, Wynkyn de Worde, Pynson... Beautifully Illuminated Horae... London: Sotheby's, 10 July 1889.
8o (250 x 155 mm). Contemporary crimson half morocco gilt, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in. Provenance: Hugh Perkins (armorial bookplate).
Frederick Perkins was the brother of Henry. Though his library was less spectacular, it comprised an extraordinary Shakespeare collection, including the four Folios (£415, £47, £100, £14) and Quartos, including Romeo & Juliet, 1599, Othello, 1622, Lucrece, 1594 (£164, £130, £200, all to Quaritch), Richard the Third, 1594 (£100), etc. There was also a fifteenth century manuscript on vellum of The Canterbury Tales. Total result of the sale: £8,222.7.0.