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STANLEY, Colonel Thomas (1749-1818) -- Bibliotheca Stanleyana. A Splendid Selection of Rare and Fine Books from the Distinguished Library... London: (W. Bulmer for) R.H. Evans, 30 April 1813.
8o (237 x 145 mm). (Title-page ruled in red.) Contemporary citron straight-grained morocco, spine gilt, gilt edges (rebacked, rubbed at edges). Provenance: Reverend Thomas Frognall Dibdin (bookplate, sold at the sale of his library in 1817, lot 120); A.N.L. Munby (bookplate).
PRICED in a contemporary hand, with buyers' names. Sale catalogue for the library of Colonel Stanley, which included works in Italian and Spanish, travel books, natural history books, and chivalry-romances. DIBDIN'S COPY, who acquired several items at the sale. De Ricci, p. 88.
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