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Título: A Catalogue of the Lansdowne Manuscripts in ...
Editorial: [British Museum],
Año de publicación: 1819
Edición: 1st Edition
Large folio, First Edition, some moderate age-staining, a handful of leaves expertly remargined; strongly bound in early twentieth-century terracotta buckram, gilt back, uncut, a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy. Sold from an institution with its bookplate on front paste-down and small, neat stamp on title verso. The Lansdowne MSS are a significant named collection forming part of the holdings of the British Library. They include State papers and correspondence of Lord Burghley, Papers of Sir Julius Caesar, Papers of Dr. White Kennett (his manuscripts passed to James West and so to Lansdowne), historical papers from the 15th-18th centuries, William Petyt's parliamentary papers and papers of legal interest, and topographical and heraldic collections of great importance. The MSS were purchased by the british Museum at Sotheby's auction in 1807. The catalogue comprises: Part I: The Burghley Papers; Part II: the remaining papers (each part having its own separate index), together with a transcript of the Commons Address, the Royal Commission with Caley's Order and a detailed contectural Preface by Henry Ellis. A REMARKABLY FRESH, CRISP COPY OF AN INVALUABLE AND EXTREMELY SCARCE WORK. N° de ref. de la librería 27979
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