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WILKES, John (1727-1797) -- Catalogue of the Valuable Library of the Late John Wilkes, Esq., M.P., Alderman and Chamberlain of the City of London. London: T. Burton for Leigh, Sotheby, & Son, November 1802.
8o (198 x 121 mm). Half calf, contemporary boards (leather renewed). Provenance: Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847), bibliographer (engraved armorial bookplate; sold, his sale [see lot 84], 1817, lot 145).
DIBDIN'S COPY of the sale catalogue of the library of one of the most celebrated English eighteenth century politicians. The library passed to his daughter Mary upon Wilkes' death; it was sold following her death in 1802.
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