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EVANS, Robert Harding, auctioneers (1778--1857)
[Sale catalogue. 1830:12:08--13]
Catalogue of the extraordinary, curious, and extensive collection of manuscripts of the late Earl of Guilford, ... Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Evans, at his house, No. 93, Pall-Mall, on Wednesday, December 8, and four following days, Sunday excepted. 1830.
[London]: printed by W. Nicol, [1830].
[2], 61, [1] p. ; 22.6 cm. (4º)

Notices of immediately forthcoming sales on final page. BM, English Book Sales, p. 182. Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford was a colonial governor and noted philhellene who was instrumental in the establishment on Corfu in 1824 of the Ionian Academy. (ODNB.) His extensive collections of books and manuscript formed the nucleus of the Academy's library but his will was disputed after his death and the library was eventually returned to London and dispersed by auction between December 1828 and December 1835. Lord Guilford's enterprise in Greece and the outcome of the sales of his library brought back from Corfu are discussed by Eric Glasgow in Library History, 18, No. 2, 2002, pp. 140--143.

Copy Notes Unannotated. Uncut edges. Bound (1) in a collection of book sale catalogues by R.H. Evans including two further sales of books from the Earl of Guilford's library.

Binding Recent olive green binder's cloth, gilt-lettered spine, numbered '72' in a series of sale catalogue volumes. Bound February 1925.

Reference Number 5191


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