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The Book-Hunter in London Historical and Other Studies of Collectors and Collecting   By: (1862-1940)

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THE BOOK HUNTER IN LONDON.

[Illustration]

[Illustration: ' His soul was never so staked down as in a bookseller's shop. ' ROGER NORTH.]

THE

BOOK HUNTER IN LONDON

Historical and other Studies of Collectors and Collecting

WITH NUMEROUS PORTRAITS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

BY

W. ROBERTS

Author of 'The Earlier History of English Bookselling,' 'Printers' Marks,' etc.

LONDON ELLIOT STOCK, 62, PATERNOSTER ROW, E.C. 1895

CONTENTS.

PAGE PREFACE xiii

INTRODUCTION xv

EARLY BOOK HUNTING 1

BOOK HUNTING AFTER THE INTRODUCTION OF PRINTING 12

FROM THE OLD TO THE NEW 44

BOOK AUCTIONS AND SALES 98

BOOKSTALLS AND BOOKSTALLING 149

SOME BOOK HUNTING LOCALITIES 168

WOMEN AS BOOK COLLECTORS 259

BOOK THIEVES, BORROWERS, AND KNOCK OUTS 274

SOME HUMOURS OF BOOK CATALOGUES 293

SOME MODERN COLLECTORS 299

INDEX 323

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGE 'HIS SOUL WAS NEVER SO STAKED DOWN AS IN A BOOKSELLER'S SHOP.' ROGER NORTH Frontispiece

IN A SCRIPTORIUM 2

LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY 5

ROMAN BOOKS AND WRITING MATERIALS 11

EARL OF ARUNDEL'S BADGE 16

SIR ROBERT COTTON 21

SIR JULIUS CÆSAR'S TRAVELLING LIBRARY 22

ARCHBISHOP USHER 26

WOTTON HOUSE IN 1840 28

MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD 29

SIR HANS SLOANE'S MONUMENT 30

LITTLE BRITAIN IN 1550 33

CHARLES, THIRD EARL OF SUNDERLAND 37

LONDON HOUSE, ALDERSGATE STREET, 1808 40

ST. BERNARD'S SEAL 43

MR. AUSTIN DOBSON 45

WILLIAM BECKFORD, BOOK COLLECTOR 48

GEORGE JOHN, EARL SPENCER 51

JOHN, DUKE OF ROXBURGHE, BOOK COLLECTOR 52

A CORNER IN THE ALTHORP LIBRARY 53

MICHAEL WODHULL, BOOK COLLECTOR 57

GEORGE NICOL, THE KING'S BOOKSELLER 60

THOMAS FROGNALL DIBDIN, BIBLIOGRAPHER 63

REV. C. MORDAUNT CRACHERODE, M.A., BOOK COLLECTOR 65

J. O. HALLIWELL PHILLIPPS 71

CANONBURY TOWER, GEORGE DANIEL'S RESIDENCE 73

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE 76

LAMB'S COTTAGE AT COLEBROOK ROW, ISLINGTON 77

WILLIAM HAZLITT 78

THOMAS HILL, AFTER MACLISE 79

SAMUEL ROGERS'S HOUSE IN ST. JAMES'S PLACE 81

SAMUEL ROGERS 82

ALEXANDER DYCE, BOOK COLLECTOR 83

W. J. THOMS, BOOK COLLECTOR 88

HOLLINGBURY COPSE, THE RESIDENCE OF THE LATE MR. HALLIWELL PHILLIPPS 91

JOHN DUNTON, BOOK AUCTIONEER IN 1698 101

SAMUEL BAKER, THE FOUNDER OF SOTHEBY'S 102

SAMUEL LEIGH SOTHEBY 104

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