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LANGFORD, Abraham, auctioneer (1711--1774)
[Sale catalogue. 1749:04:04--06]
A catalogue of the genuine and entire collection of curious Greek and Roman medals and medallions in silver and brass; antique marble statues, busts, urns and inscriptions, bronzes, gems and other curiosities of Christopher Wren, Esq; late of Hampton-Court, deceas'd; together with the collection of drawings of architecture of the late Sir Christopher Wren, his father. Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Langford, (by order of the executors) at his house (late Mr. Cock's) in the Great Piazza, Covent Garden, on ... the 4th, 5th and 6th of April 1749. ...
[London, 1749].
[2], 19, [1] p. ; 20.6 cm. (8°)

Lugt 700; ESTC t14348.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed in ink on title-page John Soane. Annotated in ink with prices and names of purchasers. Bound (1) with two other Langford catalogues.
Copy 2: 19.5 cm. With a letter inserted in front reading Mr Boone begs leave to / send for the inspection / of Sir John Soane, the / catalogue of Sir Christopher / Wren's, Coins Medals Drawings, / &c. With the prices at which / they sold. Price 12/- / 29 New Bond St / 17 Octr 1836. Bound (2) with Joseph Ames's annotated copy of Robert Ainsworth's Monumenta vetustatis Kempiana, 1720 (q.v.).

Binding Copy 1: C19th half calf, blind-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt-lettered and quadruple-ruled spine. Later numbered '19' in a series of sale catalogue volumes.
Copy 2: C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 3645


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