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A CATALOGUE OF THE CURIOUS COLLECTION ...
A catalogue of the curious collection of pictures of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham. In which is included the valuable collection of Sir Peter Paul Rubens. With the life of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, the celebrated poet. Written by Brian Fairfax, Esq.; and never before published. Also, a catalogue of Sir Peter Lely's capital collection of pictures, statues, bronzes, &c. with the exact measures of the pictures in both collections: a description of Easton-Neston in Northamptonshire, the seat of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Pomfret; ... a description of the cartoons at Hampton Court: a letter from Mr. I. Talman to Dr. Aldrich, Dean of Christ-Church, giving an account of a fine collection of drawings of Monsignor Marchetti, Bishop of Arezzo, collected by the celebrated Father Resta.
London: printed for W. Bathoe, at his circulating library, 1758.
[4], 79, [1] p. ; 24.2 cm. (4º)

Edited by Horace Walpole. Advertisement on final page. The catalogue of the collection of the Duke of Buckingham includes that portion of the collection of the 1st Duke of Buckingham which was inherited by the 2nd Duke and sold by him while in exile in Antwerp. Bathoe bought the manuscript at the Vertue sale on 18 March 1757, together with those of the catalogues of the collections of Charles I and James II which were published in 1757 and 1758 respectively, also with introductions by Walpole. See A.T. Hazen, A bibliography of Horace Walpole (New Haven 1948), 45; A.T. Hazen, A catalogue of Horace Walpole's Library (London 1969), 2479 (3). ESTC t30236.

Copy Notes Bound in a volume with the catalogues of the collections of Charles I, 1757 (q.v.) and James II, 1758 (q.v.). The volume was bought from Thomas Boone for 16s. 0d., 15 May 1804. (Archives 7/13/5)

Binding C18th calf, gilt-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine, red spine-label. Later numbered '14' in a series of sale catalogue volumes.

Reference Number 4947


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