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CHRISTIE, James, the younger (1773--1831)
[Sale catalogue. 1822:09:17--26]
Magnificent effects at Fonthill Abbey, Wilts. to be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, on the premises, on Tuesday, September 17, 1822, and eight following days, (Sunday excepted) ... The abbey and grounds may be viewed after the 1st of July, by cards, which, with catalogues, may be had (at one guinea each) of Mr. Clark, bookseller, Bond Street, London: as also at the Beckford Arms, Fonthill: Lamb Inn, Hindon: of Messrs. Browdie and Dowding, Salisbury: at the Lord's Arms, Warminster: Deptford Inn, Wiley: York House, Bath: New London Inn, Exeter: Crown, Blandford: Mr. Ruttee, bookseller, Shaftsbury. Catalogues also may be had at Mr. Hitchcock, on the Single, at Amsterdam: Mr. Nieuwenhuys's, Brussels: at Mr. Galignani's office, Paris: and of Mr. Christie, Pall Mall, London.
[London]: George Sidney, printer, Northumberland Street, Strand, [1822].
[2], iii, [2], 4--87, [1] p. ; 21.9 cm. (4°)

Lugt 10316. The imprint is taken from page 87. This much-publicised sale did not take place, Fonthill Abbey and most of its contents being sold instead by private treaty to John Farquhar for £330,000.

Copy Notes With a covering presentation letter from James Christie dated 8 August 1822, which is folded to form an envelope for a Catalogue and Ticket addressed to John Flaxman Esq R.A. / Buckingham Street / Fitzroy Square.

Binding Stitched in original plain pink paper wrapper.

Reference Number 1918


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