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WODHULL, Michael (1740-1816) -- Catalogue of the Extensive & Valuable Library collected at the end of the last and beginning of the present century by Michael Wodhull, esq., the property of J.E. Severne, Esq., M.P. London: Sotheby's, 11 January 1886. -- Catalogue of an interesting Collection of Autograph Letters & Papers, chiefly relating to the Wars in Flanders... London: Sotheby's, 29 November 1886 -- BERNARD QUARITCH, bookseller. The Choicest Portion of the Wodhull Library. London: Quaritch, February 1886.
3 volumes in one, 8o (237 x 145 mm). Modern buckram, original printed wrappers bound in.
Wodhull was the first translator into English verse of all the extant tragedies of Euripides. Upon his death, the library was bequeathed to his sister-in-law, Mary Ingram, who left it to the Severne family. These catalogues represent the only comprehensive record of his important collection, which included the 1460 Catholicon, the first edition of Homer in Greek (1488), and the Aldine Virgil (1501). The auction catalogues contain some prices with buyers' names. Blogie III, col. 589 (Quaritch catalogue); De Ricci, pp. 81-83.
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