22 - 23 March 2005
TENNANT, Sir Charles, Bart. (1823-1906) -- Charles James TOOVEY. Catalogue of the Library collected by Sir Charles Tennant, Bart. London: Privately Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1896.
Large 8o (253 x 163 mm). Contemporary pigskin, t.e.g., others uncut (rebacked, some discoloration and wear). Provenance: James Tennant, Esq. (presenation inscription from his uncle, Sir Charles Tennant, on flyleaf); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
The handsome privately printed catalogue of a 19th-century Scottish collector and industrialist, Sir Charles Tennant. He also formed an important collection of paintings, and was made a trustee of the National Gallery in 1894. The catalgue was compiled by C.J. Toovey, the son of the London bookseller James Toovey.
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