London: Sotheby & Co., August 18-19, 1941,
quarto, printed green wrappers. 97 pp. Sotheby & Co., Item #25780
Sotheby rare book and manuscript auction catalogue. Thompson's library contained more than his well-known collection of illuminated manuscripts. This sale upon the death of his wife, contains fine early illustrated books, superb 16th and 17th century bindings, autograph letters of Boswell, Carlyle, William Cowper, Darwin, Lamb, George Washington, Napoleon, and more. Numerous illustrations, especially of bingins, many fold-out. Wrappers slightly dust soiled, contents clean.