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SLADE, Felix (1790-1868) -- Catalogue of the Exceedingly Choice and Valuable Library of Felix Slade, Esq., in Magnificent Specimens of Binding, comprising Books of Prints, in the finest State; early and modern Typography, specimens of Printing on Vellum... London: Sotheby's, 3 August 1868.
8o (245 x 158 mm). Contemporary dark-green half niger morocco, t.e.g. Provenance: London, Athenaeum Library (blind and release stamps); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
Slade was an outstanding patron of the arts in Victorian England. He established professorships for the study of the arts at Oxford, Cambridge and London, and bequeathed his remarkable collection of glass to the British Museum, to which he also gave selections from his collections of prints, manuscripts, and early bindings; the remainder was dispersed through the above sale, which realized £5,718.4.0. PRICED WITH BUYERS' NAMES in a contemporary hand, ruled in red. Blogie III, col. 28.
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