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CLERK (John, Lord Eldin). Catalogue of the Extensive, Genuine, and Highly Valuable Collection of Pictures, late the property of the Hon. John Clerk of Eldin... works of... Raffaele, Titian, Proccacini, Tintoretto, Pordenone, Paduanino, Paulo and Alexander Veronese, Corregio, Parmigiano, Cigoli, Annibal Caracci, Guido, Garofolo, Nicolo and Gasper Poussin, Claude, Mignard, Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Gerard Dow, Netscher, David Teniers, Isaac and Adrian Ostade, Schalken, Both, Carl Du Jardin, Adrian and William Van de Velde, Philip Wouvermans, Van der Neer, and other favourite painters...British artists, Wilkie, Stothard, Rev. J. Thomson, Runciman, Geddes, P. Nasmyth, &c. &c., also the superb and entire collection of engravings, painters' etchings, and original drawings by the greatest masters and a splendid and rare assemblage of ancient china, bronzes, terra-cottas, casts from the antique, coins, &c. &c. Which will be unreservedly sold by auction by Messrs Thomas Winstanley & Sons (of Liverpool), at no. 16, Picardy Place, Edinburgh, on Thursday the 14th day of March 1833, and thirteen following days, at one o'clock precisely each day, by order of the executors... [Edinburgh: Printed by J. Hutchison,] 1833. One of 50 privately printed large paper copies, [4], 2, [2], 103, [1, blank]pp., with half-title and limitation statement, engraved frontis., 5 engraved plates (one double-page). [Bound with:] [HOWELL (John)] A Concise and Accurate Account of the Accident that Occurred at the Sale of the late Lord Eldin's Pictures, on Saturday the 16th March, at 16, Picardy Place. By a Sufferer.1833

Edinburgh: Published by John Howell, 36, 11 [prices realised], [1, blank]pp., folding frontis., plan of 'State of the late Lord Eldin's Drawing-Rooms' and 'State, after the Accident'. 2 Works in one, 4to (250 x 160 mm), one of 50 large paper copies, cont. half green morocco, marbled boards, rubbed, spine tooled in gilt, a nice copy. The notorious sale of Scottish judge, Lord Eldin, which was held in his house. The floor of the room in which the sale was being held gave way, killing the banker Alexander Smith and injuring many. The account of the accident includes a list of those injured and those who escaped injury. The sale catalogue and the accompany account of the accident are extremely scarce are rarely appear in commerce. Provenance: Signature in ink of James Gibson-Craig who was one of the attendees at the sale. Lugt, 13236.

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