THE ROTHSCHILD LIBRARY, A CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF EIGHTEENTH -CENTURY BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS FORMED BY LORD ROTHSCHILD.

THE ROTHSCHILD LIBRARY, A CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF EIGHTEENTH -CENTURY BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS FORMED BY LORD ROTHSCHILD.

(Rothschild Library).

2 volumes.

  • New York: James Cummins, 1993.
  • large 8vo.
  • cloth.
  • 840 pages.
  • ISBN: 188286011X

Price: $250.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 75345

2 volumes. Limited to 350 sets. Reprint of the very scarce first edition. Some facsimiles. An important reference book describing 18th century works by English authors as Rothschild has provided excellent bibliographical descriptions of his collections of all the major authors. Also includes separate appendices on English private presses with sections on the Baskerville Press, Foulis Press and Strawberry Hill Press and over 20 pages devoted to English, Scottish and Irish bindings of the period. Contains sections focused on Poley Collection of Pamphlets, Rolle Collection of Plays and Mordaunt Letters. Has a full index of titles in addition to an index of manuscripts and a general index. 2739 total entries. Also important is the information on special copies in the library as this helps establish provenance. Distributed for James Cummins.