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[BRETT (Reginald), Second Viscount Esher]. The Modern Library Collected By Viscount Esher at Watlington Park.1930

Privately Printed. First Edition, 4to, xiv, 320pp., one of 100 copies, bookplate, orig. buckram, spine slightly faded, uncut, rear board with a slight bruise, otherwise a nice copy. Viscount Esher was one of the earliest collectors to specialise in modern first editions: having settled on an author for inclusion in his collection he aimed for completeness in securing a first edition of every book or pamphlet by the author. This catalogue records the products of his collecting as applied to nearly 300 authors, principally of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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