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EVANS, Robert Harding, auctioneers (1778--1857)
[Sale catalogue. 1832:03:29--04:06]
Catalogue of the splendid, curious, and valuable library of the late Philip Hurd, Esq. ... Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Evans, at his house, No. 93, Pall-Mall, on Thursday, March 29, and seven following days (Sunday excepted.) 1832.
[London]: printed by W. Nicol, [1832].
[2], 76, [2] p. ; 22.1 cm. (4º)

Lugt 12931a. Notices of immediately forthcoming sales on final leaf, verso blank. It was at this sale that Soane purchased the manuscript Breviarium Romanum (lot 1434, pp. 72--74) for five hundred guineas, reported in The Englishman for Sunday, April 8, 1832 (q.v.). Soane was dissatisfied with his purchase and sold the Breviarium, known as the 'Isabella Breviary', at the end of May. See Janet Backhouse in the British Library Journal, 1993, p. 5, and Thomas Kren and Scot McKendrick, Illuminating the Renaissance: the triumph of Flemish manuscript painting in Europe, Getty, 2004, p. 347.

Copy Notes Unannotated. Pink paper wrappers retained, upper wrapper inscribed in ink P.Hurd Esqre / 1832. Bound (5) in a collection of book sale catalogues by R.H. Evans.

Binding Recent olive green binder's cloth, gilt-lettered spine, numbered '73' in a series of sale catalogue volumes. Bound February 1925.

Reference Number 5219


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