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SOTHEBY, Samuel (1771--1842)
[Sale catalogue. 1825:04:11--14]
Mr. Fauntleroy's library. A catalogue of the entire and very valuable library of the late Henry Fauntleroy, Esq. of Berners Street; containing a brilliant assemblage of illustrated works in English history books of prints &c. &c. ... Among the splendid illustrated works are the following: Pennant's London, 6 vol. atlas folio, in russia; ... The whole are in the finest condition. Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Sotheby, at his house, Wellington Street, Strand, on Monday, the 11th of April, 1825, and three following days, ...
[London]: printed by J. Davy, Queen Street, Seven-dials, [1825].
28, iv p. ; 22.2 cm. (4°)

The final four pages contain notices of sales in preparation. Soane paid £694 13s. at the Fauntleroy sale for lot 587, the six-volume grangerized copy of Pennant's London, 4th ed., 1800 (q.v.), described in the catalogue entry as 'bound in Seven Volumes'.

Copy Notes Bound in a collection of sale catalogues. Pencil marking against 'Pennant's London' on title-page. With an inscription on page 21 in ink See page 1 of this catalogue where / Pennant's London is described as six volumes. W. 79. Inserted at p. 21 signed GB is George Bailey's discussion of the discrepancy between the statement on the title-page regarding Pennant in six volumes and the entry against lot 587 describing the work 'elegantly bound in seven volumes'. Bailey stresses that the entry for the work in Soane's catalogue was made by Sir John himself and copied out by Mr C.J. Richardson / and was so found when the inventory was taken ... in 1837--38. Bailey confirms that the work is complete as to the letter-press. He reports further that Mr. Britton is unable to / explain the discrepancy, but / has no recollection of its being / noticed at the time of the / purchase or afterwards. In a further inserted note inscribed on the Museum's letterhead and dated 5th Jany 1872. / With respect to the / Soane Pennant, Mr C.J. / Richardson told me last / summer that he perfectly / recollected Sir John Soane / having lent the first Vol. / which consisted of maps and // plans to a member of the / Royal Family at Carlton / House. and that the book / never being returned, Sir John / partly from policy, and partly from pride never / sent his servant for it. / This the late Mr C.J. R. / distinctly repeated as / having happened during his / own studentship. / W.R. Cooke. The Librarian and Curator of the Print Room at Windsor confirms that the surviving Royal Library from Carlton House (following its demolition in 1827) is in the Royal Collection at Windsor and that the Royal Library has a copy of Pennant's London of 1805 in a ten-volume set with Queen Victoria's bookplate (acquired either by the Queen or in the reign of William IV); and that there is no separate single volume from another set such as Soane's in the Library.

Binding Later C19th half green binder's cloth, marbled-paper boards.

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