SULLIVAN, Sir Edward, Bart (1822-1885) -- Catalogue of the Choicer Portion of the Extensive & Valuable Library of Printed Books & Manuscripts, Engravings and Autograph Letters, formed by the late Sir Edward Sullivan, Bart. Lord Chancellor of Ireland. London: Sotheby's, 19 May 1890.
8o. Contemporary light brown half niger, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in. Provenance: Laurence A.Waldron, Dublin (armorial bookplate, dated 1890).
Sale catalogue of the library of Lord Chancellor of Ireland, which contained 7,063 lots. "In the list of Irish chancellors of the 19th century Sullivan is one of the most eminent... Through his life he was an ardent book-collector, and at his death had amassed one of the most valuable private libraries in the kingdom. Part of this library, when sold by auction in 1890, realized £11,000. Besides being a sound classical scholar, he was a skilled linguist, and familiar with German, French, Italian, and Spanish literature" (DNB). PRICED WITH BUYERS' NAMES in a contemporary hand, ruled in red. Blogie III, col. 48.