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CHIFFINCH, William (1602?--1688)
A catalogue of the collection of pictures, &c. belonging to King James the Second; to which is added, a catalogue of the pictures and drawings in the closet of the late Queen Caroline, with their exact measures; and also of the principal pictures at the Palace at Kensington.
London: printed for W. Bathoe, at his circulating library, 1758.
iv, 144, 51, [3] p., [4] fold. pl. ; 24.2 cm. (4º)

Page 109 is signed: Will. Chiffinch. 'A Catalogue of the Pictures, ... in Queen Caroline's Closet' was compiled by George Vertue and has separate register and pagination. Edited with an Advertisement by Horace Walpole. Bathoe bought the manuscript of this Catalogue together with those of the catalogues of the collections of Charles I and the Duke of Buckingham at the Vertue sale on 18 March 1757. With a final advertisement leaf. See A.T. Hazen, A bibliography of Horace Walpole (New Haven 1948), 44; A.T. Hazen, A catalogue of Horace Walpole's Library (London 1969), 2479 (2). ESTC t70978.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the final two unnumbered pages recorded by ESTC and others. Bound in a volume with the catalogues of the collections of Charles I, 1757 (q.v.) and the Duke of Buckingham, 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 4946


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