Catalogue of the first portion of valuable printed books and fine bindings from the Hurn Court library; the property of the Right Honourable the Earl of Malmesbury § Second portion § Third and final portion (catalogues for auctions conducted by Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 9 March-28 April 1950)
London, Christie, Manson & Woods, 1950
Three volumes (25 cm), I (9 March 1950): 48 pp., frontispiece, 7 plates (pls.I-VII). Lots numbered 1-400. II (30-31 March 1950): 49 (3) pp., 3 plates (pls.VIII-X). Lots numbered 401-800. III (27-28 April 1950): 48 pp. Lots numbered 801-1186. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The foundation of the Hurn Court Library (Christchurch, Hampshire) was laid by James Harris (1709-1780), a trustee of the British Museum; additions were made by the first Lord Malmesbury (1746-1820). Sotheby’s had sold 35 important books from the library on 26 March 1929. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copies.