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A Catalogue of the Portland Museum, Lately the Property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, Deceased: Which Will Be Sold by Auction by Mr. Skinner and Co. On Monday the 24th of April, 1786, and the Thirty-Seven Following Days ... At Her Late Dwelling-House, in Privy-Garden, Whitehall : By Order of the Acting Executrix

Skinner and Co. (London, England); Lightfoot, John
Format
Book; Online; EBook
Published
[London] : [Mr. Skinner and Co.], [1786]
Language
English
Description
viii, [1], 4-194 pages, [1] leaf of plates : 1 illustration ; 22 cm (4to)
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
  • Signatures: [pi]⁴ A-2A⁴.
  • At foot of title page: "No."; the copy number of the catalog was inserted in manuscript.; a variant is without "No." at the foot of the title page.
  • Etched frontispiece plate signed: Burney delt.; Grignion sculpt. Executed under the direction of J. Bell, book-seller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, London April 8th 1786.
  • Compiled by John Lightfoot (see John Nichols. Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century, 1812; vol. 3, p. 670 notes).
Local Notes
Library's copy 1, binding: worn red marbled papers over boards, half worn black leather; binder's title: Portland Museum & Fonthill Abbey.
Library's copy 1 is numbered no. 1165 on title page; has a few lots marked with check-marks or asterisks in brown ink; annotated with a few later notes in pencil. Signed in ink on recto of front free endpaper: Charles Robert Thatcher, Febr. 4th 1828. 28 North Street, Brighton; followed by addition in later hand, "died at Brighton--bought at the sale on the Kings Road - H.W.D. The sale remarkable for the [3 lines illegible and partly obscured by tape repair of binding] --China re-marked & coloured." Signed in ink on front pastedown: Hugh W. Diamond, Twickenham House, Middlx, Apr 1889; stamped in blue ink: Geo. R. Harding.
Library's copy 1 has bound in after title page: pages i-iii of an unrelated catalog for an 1822 auction of the effects of Fonthill Abbey.
Library's copy 1 cut short in binding with result that some page numbers have been cut away; pagination statement from ESTC.
Recording Info
Place of auction: London.
Date of auction: April 24, 1786-June 8, 1786.
Cited in
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 4028
English short title catalogue, T28783
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