Order Nr. 55498 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. Brian Hillyard.

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.

(Steuart, David).
  • Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh Bibliographical Society in association with The National Library of Scotland, 1993.
  • 8vo.
  • stiff paper wrappers.
  • 90 pages.
  • ISBN: 1872116035

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Order Nr. 55498

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.