Catalogue of valuable printed books from the Broxbourne Library illustrating the spread of printing; the property of John Ehrman, Esq. The first portion: Abbeville-Lyons (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 14-15 November 1977)
London, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1977
(25 cm), 215 (5) pp., including folding colour frontispiece, black & white text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-344. List of estimates loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed boards. - First portion of the library assembled at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, by Albert Ehrman (1890-1969), consigned for sale by his son, John P.W. Ehrman (1920-2011). A second sale was conducted by Sotheby’s on 8-9 May 1978. The remainder of the Broxbourne Library was distributed as gifts: the British Library received nine incunables and fifteen 16th-century books, of which thirteen were the only recorded copies; Cambridge University Library received fourteen incunables and four 16th-century books, together with a collection of early type specimens; and the Bodleian received Ehrman’s collection of fine bindings and his collection of early book-trade lists and catalogues. ¶ Unmarked copy. No Price list.