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BONAPARTE (Prince Louis-Lucien). COLLINS (Victor). Attempt at a Catalogue of the Library of the Late Prince Louis-Lucien Bonaparte.1894

Henry Sotheran & Co. First edition, 4to, xi, [i], 718pp., formerly in the library of the British and Foreign Bible Society and later Cambridge University Library with their cancellation stamp, orig. black hard-grained half morocco, remain of shelf number to foot of spine, joints and corners a little rubbed, t.e.g. Prince Bonaparte had requested that his philological library of over 13,000 books was to remain in tact, hence the publication of this catalogue as a means of attracting a potential buyer. A printed compiler's compliments slip tipped-in before the title-page reads "The Library of the late Prince Louis-Lucien Bonaparte is now for sale en bloc, the Prince desiring that it should remain intact. Intending purchasers may obtain orders to view by applying to Mr. Victor Collins... in whose hands the Prince Bonaparte has placed the disposal of the Library". The corporation of the City of London had made an unsuccessful attempt to acquire the books for the Guildhall Library. They were subsequently sold to the Newberry Library in Chicago in 1901.

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