The Hamilton palace libraries. Catalogue of ... the Beckford library, removed from Hamilton palace ... sold by auction by Mssrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge ...
|Main Author:||Beckford, William, 1760-1844.|
London : Dryden press, J. Davy & sons, [1882-83]
9,837 lots. Total realized, £73,551, 18s.
First portion sold June 30-July 13, 1882; second portion, Dec. 11-28, 1882; third portion, July 2-14, 1883; fourth and concluding portion, Nov. 27-30, 1883.
A collection rich in early printed books, French, Italian and Spanish works, rare voyages and travels, etc., but especially famous for fine bindings; left by William Beckford to his younger daughter, the Duchess of Hamilton, and removed after his death, 1844, to Hamilton palace, but kept apart from the Hamilton collections.
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