The Diary of Humfrey Wanley 1715-1726 (Bibliographical Society Publication for the years 1961 and 1962)
London, Bibliographical Society, 1966
Two volumes (25.5 cm), I (1715-1723): xcvi, 207 pp., portrait. II (1723-1726): pp.209-518, plate. Uniformly bound in publisher’s blue cloth, original Mylar wrapper (volume II only). - The author was the librarian of Robert Harley, first earl of Oxford (1661-1724), and of Edward, the second earl (1689-1741), responsible for the Harleian Library. His day-to-day comments on the world of collecting and scholarship in the early eighteenth century are of unfailing interest. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.