Catalogo dei libri posseduti da Charles Fairfax Murray
London (i.e. Rome), Officina poligrafica romana, 1899
Two parts in one volume (27 cm), I: 401 (3) pp. Items 1-2382. II: 187 (21) pp. Items 1-2277. Bound in contemporary half-leather. - Parts I-II of the catalogue of Italian books in the library of Charles Fairfax Murray, compiled by Giuseppe Cavalieri. A third part (lacking here), describing books acquired from Gerolamo Marchese d’Adda (1815-1881), appeared three years later (London [i.e. Florence] 1902); the edition of this reputedly was limited to 62 copies. According to James Walsh, in The Book Collector, volume 18 (1969), p.164, “only 50 copies [were] printed” of the previous two catalogues. Cf. Arthur Rau, “The Italian Fairfax Murray catalogue (1899). Note 326” in The Book Collector, volume 19 (1970), p.96. ¶ Binding stamped with owner’s name at foot of spine: Avv. U. Carcassi. Occasional spotting (heaviest on endpapers); nonetheless, an attractive copy.