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SYKES, Sir Mark Masterman, Bart (1771-1823) -- A Catalogue of the Highly Valuable Collection of Prints. London: Sotheby's, 29 March 1824.
Five parts in one, 4o (265 x 212 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece (some offsetting). Contemporary polished calf, spine gilt (some minor staining to covers).
PRICED, WITH BUYERS' NAMES in a contemporary hand. Large-Paper copy of the five sale catalogues of Sir Mark's collection of prints, of which there were 4,558 lots. The collection included British and foreign portraits, prints by Rubens and Van Dyke, Italian Masters, and a complete set of Bartolozzi's engravings which is said to have cost Sykes nearly £5,000.
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