22 - 23 March 2005
UTTERSON, Edward Vernon (1776?-1856) -- Catalogue of the Principal Portion of the Valuable Library of Edward V. Utterson, Esq., F.S.A. London: Sotheby's, 19 April 1852. -- Catalogue of the Very Choice and Valuable Library. London: Sotheby's, 20 March 1857.-- Catalogue of the Valuable Engravings. London: Sotheby's, 29 April 1852.
Three volumes in one, 8o (218 x 139 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in (a little worn). Provenance: E.P. Goldschmidt (bookplate and his manuscript list of provenances mounted on front flyleaves and on a loosely inserted leaf).
Sale catalogues of the library formed by Utterson, "one of the last survivors of the Roxburghe sale. He collected mainly early English literature, and Italian, Spanish and French chivalry-romances, and occupied a few years (1840-1843) in reprinting Elizabethan poems in his private press at Beldornie Tower, in the Isle of Wight" (De Ricci). Utterson sold his collection following the death of his wife, in 1851; the sale of the books realized £9,601. Library portions PRICED in a contemporary hand. De Ricci, p. 139; not in Blogie.
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