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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Booklet and loosely enclosed portfolio of twelve paintings commissioned for the Hoe collection to show the history of printing. Historical survey of printing technology. Biographical sketches of painters. Reproductions in color. Photographs of artists in black and white. Suggested display format laid in.