Catalogue of a Portion of the Valuable Library from the Dumfries House, Ayrshire, ... The First Portion: The Important Collection of Mathematical and Scientific Books

By: Sotheby & Co.

Price: $40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


This catalogue has only very light, almost unnoticeable, wear with a small black smudge on the bottom edge. It is about fine. This is a wonderful catalogue and bibliography of books collected by the Bute family of England and Scotland. Among the works catalogued here are books by Newton, Roger Bacon, Copernicus, Euclid, Brahe, Descartes and many, many others. A Prices Realized sheet is laid in, which includes name of purchasers with Quaritch, Maggs and other famous British booksellers being quite prominent among them. This is an exceptional reference work. A Prices Realized sheet is laid in. (We also have the second volume from this sale. Please inquire.) The Bute family, descended from John Stuart (b. 1360) who was a natural son of Richard II. The family, through the centuries amassed one of the finest collections or art, furniture, antiques, books and other material in Great Britain. Their home, Dumfries, was purchased by a consortium put together by Prince Charles and is now part of the National Trust. (We have much other material related to the Bute Family. Please inquire.) ; B&W Illutrations and 10 Plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 123 pages

Title: Catalogue of a Portion of the Valuable Library from the Dumfries House, Ayrshire, ... The First Portion: The Important Collection of Mathematical and Scientific Books

Author Name: Sotheby & Co.

Categories: Bibliophile, Dumfries House,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Sotheby & Co.: 1961

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 16678

Keywords: Bibliophile Auction Catalog Books England Scotland