THOROLD, Sir John (1734-1815) and Sir John Hayford THOROLD (1773-1831) -- The Syston Park Library. Catalogue of an Important Important Portion of the Extensive & Valuable Library of the Late Sir John Hayford Thorold, Bart., removed from Syston Park, Lincolnshire. London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 12 December 1884.
4o (280 x 195 mm). Half green morocco, t.e.g., by Ferdinand Bakala, Vienna. Provenance: E.P. Goldschmidt (bookplate, binding, occasional provenance notes in his hand); typed note signed from E.W.G. Grieb to Bernard Breslauer, July 1974.
LIMITED EDITION, number 14 of 25 copies on large-paper, designated in manuscript facing the title. PRICED and with some buyers' names in contemporary manuscript. The sale catalogue of the library at Syston Park, an extraordinary collection of incunabula, Aldines, Greek and Latin classics (some printed on vellum), and other important books formed by John Thorold and his son John Hayford Thorold. The outstanding items in the sale were the 1462 Mainz Psalter on vellum (£4,950 to Quaritch) and the 42-line Bible, £3,900 to Quaritch who, in 1898, sold it to the General Theological Seminary, New York. It was sold, in 1978, at Christie's, New York, to Bernard Breslauer for $2,200,000 (now in the Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart). The Syston Park sale realized £28,001.15.6. Blogie III, col. 42.