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EYTON (Joseph Walter King). Catalogue of the Library of Joseph Walter King Eyton, Esq. Comprising an Extraordinary Collection of Privately Printed Books; Large Paper Copies; Works Printed upon Vellum, &c. Which will be Sold by Auction by Messrs. S. Leigh Sotheby & Co. On Monday, 15th of May, and Seven Following Days.1848

London: 8vo (220 x 140), [4], 225pp., title and 'conditions of sale' leaf loose with margins a little torn, tile page printed in red and black, upper outer corner chipped and just effect the word 'catalogue', priced throughout in a cont. hand, rebound in recent black cloth, 1806 lots. An exceedingly choice and matchless library, consisting mainly of extensive runs of the publications of various English literary societies, printing clubs and private presses of the period, including many printed on vellum. Also included is a comprehensive collection of the works of The Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin. This is the first auction catalogue devoted to private press books etc. It precedes the first bibliography of private printed books by John Martin (1854) and lists works not found in Martin.

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