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WILLIAMS, Theodore, Rev. (d. 1827) -- A Catalogue of the Splendid and Valuable Library of The Rev. Theodore Williams: containing a Most Extraordinary Collection of Early Biblical and Theological Manuscripts, Books printed on Vellum... London: Stewart, Wheatley & Adlard, 5 April 1827.
8o (235 x 151 mm). Early 20th-century crushed red levant morocco, both covers with the large circular gilt punning device of Wilfred Merton (a tun floating on a mer), edges gilt, by C. & C. McLeish. Provenance: Wilfred Merton (binding and binding).
Sale catalogue of the "handsome books and manuscripts collected by the Rev. Theodore Williams (d. 1827), mainly consisting of biblical texts, books printed on vellum and volumes printed on large or largest paper. Nearly all were bound in blue or green morocco with the collector's crest, showing his initials T.W. in a small oval. Among the manuscripts were the gospels of Mathilda of Tuscany, which subsequently belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps and are now in the Pierpont Morgan Library" (De Ricci). PRICED WITH BUYERS' NAMES in a contemporary hand. Blogie, III, col. 15; De Ricci, pp. 98-99.
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