Memoirs of Libraries; of Museums; and of Archives; (Public and Private); and of some of their Chief Founders, Collectors, Keepers, and Benefactors.
London: Thomas Greenwood, 1901,
Second Edition. large octavo, brown cloth, black coated endpapers. xxxviii, 232 pp. Thomas Greenwood, Item #26295
This second edition, revised "and (in great part) re-written" was intended for publication in 1885 but Edwards' ill-health and death in 1886 caused the sheets to be set aside and publication postponed. As with all copies, the original title page printed in red and black is bound in following the 1901 title page. As stated on the 1901 title page, "The sheets in this volume represent all that were revised for publication by the late Edward Edwards, and are now issued for presentation, as a tribute to his memory, by Thomas Greenwood." The page facing the title page has a more detailed explanation as to how this volume came to be and that, "The book, in its present form, will not be offered for sale, and it is suggested that it be not placed in circulation. Some prints of his book-plate...were found among the papers of Mr. Edwards. These will be inserted in the copies now bound up to the extent of the number so discovered." This copy has the Edwards bookplate on the front pastedown. Name and date on verso of front endpaper. Lower right corner bumped, else a fine, solid copy.