DAVID STEUART ESQUIRE, AN EDINBURGH COLLECTOR. THE 1801 SALE CATALOGUE OF PART OF HIS LIBRARY REPRODUCED FROM THE UNIQUE COPY IN NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY.
First edition. The library of David Steuart, Edinburgh banker and businessman, was described by a contemporary as "the most uncommon, and certainly the MOST VALUABLE PRIVATE LIBRARY EVER brought to the hammer on this side of the Tweed." But few historians of the book know about Steuart.
This facsimile of the only known copy of the 1801 sale catalogue, with an introduction about the man and his books by Brian Hillyard, is intended to restore Steuart to his rightful position in the history of book collecting.
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REPRODUCTION OF SOME OF THE ORIGINAL PROOF SHEETS OF BOSW...
With a superb three page introduction by A. Edward Newton dated October 16th, 1923 (Fleck D.11). No limitation given but a very small printing. About 100 pages with reproductions of many of the proof sheets along with Boswell's annotations. Adams was a noted Buffalo book collector whose collection was purchased by Donald and Mary Hyde. Covers stained along edges of covers and edges of preliminary and end pages.