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EVANS, Robert Harding, auctioneers (1778--1857)
[Sale catalogue. 1836:11:25--12:06]
Catalogue of the curious, choice and valuable library of the late Sir Francis Freeling, Bart. F.S.A. ... Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Evans, at his house, No.93, Pall-Mall, on Friday, November 25, and nine following days (Sundays excepted.) 1836.
[London]: printed by W. Nicol, [1836].
[2], 145, [1] p. ; 22.2 cm. (8º)

Freeling joined the General Post Office in London in 1787, where he served for almost half a century, rising finally to the office of Sole Secretary. His management of the postal service was widely praised, and in 1828 a baronetcy was conferred on him for public services. He was also a book collector and antiquarian, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a founding member of the Roxburghe Club.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Annotated in ink throughout with prices and names of purchasers for each lot. Inscribed in ink on rear endpaper in a bold hand Priced / Catalogue / of Sir F Freeling / Library / take Cresys Index / tomorrow. Edward Cresy's Analytical index to An historical essay on architecture, by the late Thomas Hope was published in 1836. Bound (1) with the other two copies of the catalogue.
Copy 2: Bound (2) with the other two copies of the catalogue. Auctioneer's notice tipped in after conditions of sale giving time of commencement of the sale each day. Page 30 turned down and indication in pencil against lot 519: 'Grobert, Napoleon au Danube, ... Presentation Copy to Napoleon, obtained from St. Cloud in 1815 by Lord Farnborough, ...'.
Copy 3: Bound (3) with the other two copies of the catalogue. Unopened. Auctioneer's notice tipped in as above.

Binding Recent olive green binder's cloth, gilt-lettered spine, numbered '77' in a series of sale catalogue volumes. Bound February 1925.

Reference Number 4410


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