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CHRISTIE, James, the elder (1730--1803)
[Sale catalogue. 1802:05:17]
Particulars and conditions of sale of a singularly-elegant villa, ... late residence of Rt. Hon. Lord Mendip, dec. delightfully seated on an elevated bank of the Thames at Twickenham, ... Which (by order of the devisee) will be sold by auction by Mr. Christie, on the premises, on Monday, May the 17th, 1802, ... At the same time will be sold, a valuable collection of antique statues, bustos, and marbles, ...
[London]: [1802].
3, [1] p.; 32.8 cm. (2º)

Lord Mendip's villa at Twickenham had formerly been Alexander Pope's villa, purchased by Sir William Stanhope in 1744 and settled on his daughter Elizabeth, first wife of Welbore Ellis, Lord Mendip. The villa was bought by Sir John Briscoe in 1802. Soane was a buyer at the sale on the same day of Mendip's collection of art objects (q.v.).

Copy Notes The two copies bound (10) and (16) in a collection of estate particulars.
Copy 1: Some pencil annotations, and ink inscription Saturday on docket-title.
Copy 2: Calculation in ink on title-page.

Binding Later C19th marbled-paper boards, ribbed morocco-grain cloth spine gilt-lettered 'Sale Catalogues'. 37.6 cm. Later numbered '48' in a series of sale catalogue volumes.

Reference Number 5079


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