Catalogus Bibliothecae Lawnianae. [Vol. III (of 3)]: Catalogus Catalogorum.

2 p.l., 118 pp. Small folio, orig. blue cloth, spine gilt. N.p.: Privately Printed, 1995.

Lawn (1905-2001), a medical practitioner, collected in fields as diverse as the occult, alchemy, philosophy, and theology. The collection, now in the Bodleian, was especially rich in 16th-century Italian books. Lawn also possessed a great number of Western and Arabic manuscripts [these collections are described in Vols. I-II, which appeared 1993-94] as well as an enormous collection of auction, bookseller, library (private and public), and museum catalogues, here described. There are many 18th- and 19th-century catalogues.

Lawn was a collector for 80 years and left two very appealing accounts of his collecting and collections in The Book Collector, Spring and Summer 1999 (“Bibliotheca Lawniana”).

Nice copy, with a presentation inscription on title from Lawn, dated Jan. 2000.

Price: $250.00

Item ID: 6807

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