Catalogue of the art library bequeathed by Hugh Frederick Hornby Esq., of Liverpool to the Free Public Library of the City of Liverpool

By: Curran, Henry E. & Robertson, Charles

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Rebound in red buckram with gilt title on spine, internally a very good unmarked copy. With a short introduction by Peter Cowell, Chief Librarian, summarising the generous gift of a fine library in the will of Hugh Frederick Hornby of Wavertree, along with the sizeable sum of £10,000 to assist the authorities to provide a building in which to store the collection - a job they did with aplomb. Whether Hornby would have approved of the use of this space for receptions and openings is an interesting question. His library comprised some 8,000 volumes, mostly chosen to illustrate the history and progress of the graphic arts from early times to the present. It also contains a complete set of the works issued by the Kelmscott Press. There is also a range of fine bindings, though this catalogue does not cover prints, autographs and art bindings. (9), 648 pp.

Title: Catalogue of the art library bequeathed by Hugh Frederick Hornby Esq., of Liverpool to the Free Public Library of the City of Liverpool

Author Name: Curran, Henry E. & Robertson, Charles

Categories: Bibliography,

Edition: 1st edition

Publisher: Liverpool Library, Museum and Arts Committee: 1906

Binding: Library buckram

Book Condition: V.g.

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 3195

Keywords: English