Bibliotheca Phillippica. Catalogue of English Manuscripts, Autograph Letters and Charters from the Celebrated Collection formed by Sir Thomas Phillipps...New Series: Twelfth Part.

London: Sotheby & Co, June 25, 1974,

octavo, printed green wrappers. 154 pp. Sotheby & Co, Item #23244

256 lots. From the Introduction, "The astonishing range of Sir Thomas Phillipp's collecting interests...has been amply illustrated in earlier sales, and the present catalogue provides further evidence.Besides the raw material of conventional political history...are some of the account books and inventories that illuminate the social life of their periods....Other lots belong to the history of English book-collecting: an inventory of Richard II's books and other valuables - one of the earliest records of the royal library; a Harleian manuscript that somehow never reached the British Museum; a list of auction purchases by Richard Heber, and some papers that confirm the moderation and sobriety of the Roxburghe Club ("We never got thro' 47 bottles)." Illustrated. Spine faded, else a fine, clean copy with printed prices realized list laid in.

Price: $20.00