- Mancunii (Manchester): n.p., 1791-1826.
- small 8vo.
- one volume disbound and others bound in library buchram, all edges speckled red
- Frontispiece,xvi,(2), 367; 368-622; frontispiece,v-xii,174, (6),116,86,48 pages.
Price: $175.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 53440
Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653), a successful Manchester businessman and public figure, left a sum for founding of a library, afterwards named the Chetham Library. In 1791, the Chetham librarian, John Radcliffe, produced a two-volume classified catalogue in Latin with 6,723 numbered entries and divided into five general subjects with subdivisions, and a short section for manuscripts. See British Museum Cat., Compact Ed., 16-701. Included is the first supplement of 1826, also in Latin. This is in two parts, with two title pages and separate paginations. The first part, by the clergyman and bibliographer William Parr Greswell (1765-1845), contains entries 6,724 through 8,029 for additions to the library. This is followed by indexes for the supplement and both 1791 volumes. A slip entitled "donations to Chetham Library" and dated 1846 is bound in after p.88. A library bindery slip is affixed to the top of the first text page. Name of a now-defunct library stamped on the covers and in various places internally. Hinges are splitting; bindings are otherwise satisfactory. Paper of the first Radcliffe volume is foxed and the second Radcliffe shows some light browning. Some soiling.