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EVANS, Robert Harding, auctioneers (1778--1857)
[Sale catalogue. 1825:01:27--02:01]
Catalogue of valuable books, containing a portion of the library of a nobleman, and of the late Bishop of Calcutta, including Shakspeare's plays, first edition, very fine copy, 1623. ... Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Evans, at his house, No. 93, Pall-Mall, on Thursday, January 27, and four following days. Sunday excepted. 1825.
[London]: printed by W. Nicol, [1825].
[2], 44 p. ; 22.6 cm. (4º)

The late Bishop of Calcutta was Thomas Fanshawe Middleton (1769--1822). The nobleman owner of the First Folio was: [?]. The Shakespeare is lot 889 on Day 4: 'wants Ben Jonson's verses on the portrait, the leaf containing Digges's verses to Shakspeare's Memorie, and the List of Actors, ... Very Few Copies Equal To This In Heighth And Breadth.'. This sale is not recorded in Anthony James West, The Shakespeare First Folio: the history of the books, vol. I, An account of the First Folio based on its sales and prices, 1623--2000 (Oxford 2001). BM, English Book Sales, p. 159.

Copy Notes Unannotated. Uncut edges. Bound (10) in a collection of book sale catalogues by R.H. Evans.

Binding Recent olive green binder's cloth, gilt-lettered spine, numbered '71' in a series of sale catalogue volumes. Bound February 1925.

Reference Number 5183


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