CATALOGUE Of The HIGHLY IMPORTANT & VALUABLE COLLECTION Of AUTOGRAPH LETTERS Of Royal, Noble, Learned, and Remarkable Personages Conspicuous in English & Foreign History, The Property of That Well-Known Amateur SAMUEL ADDINGTON, ESQ. Comprising Many of the Most Interesting and the Rarest Examples Known. Which will be Sold by Auction ... On Monday, the 24th of April, 1876. Auction Catalogue, Samuel Addington.

CATALOGUE Of The HIGHLY IMPORTANT & VALUABLE COLLECTION Of AUTOGRAPH LETTERS Of Royal, Noble, Learned, and Remarkable Personages Conspicuous in English & Foreign History, The Property of That Well-Known Amateur SAMUEL ADDINGTON, ESQ. Comprising Many of the Most Interesting and the Rarest Examples Known. Which will be Sold by Auction ... On Monday, the 24th of April, 1876 ...

[London]: Dryden Press: J. Davy and Sons, [1876]. 1st edition. [2], 55, [1] pp. Prices realized written in margins. Bound-in at rear are 4 pages, with 2 mounted press clippings [8 columns] commenting on the auction, both its varied & interesting content, as well as expressing a bit of increduality at the relatively modest sums realized. 8vo. Period half-vellum with red & black marbled boards. Leather title label to spine. Marbled paper eps. Some wear & rubs to binding, with the front joint starting towards the top. Spine label with chip to rear. Withal, a VG copy. Item #32988

Addington one of the prominent collectors of his day, which went much beyond the mss here offered; the auction's 399 lots included Oliver Cromwell, Dr. Johnson, Descartes, etc., etc. This catalogue itself quite uncommon, with OCLC & KVK locating but 4 copies in the Western world.

Price: $375.00

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