WILSON, JOHN. Collection of curious papers, ca. 1835
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John Wilson: Collection of Curious Papers, ca. 1835

RLIN ID No.
NYGG01-A36

Creator
Wilson, John, fl. 1835, collector.

Title
Collection of curious papers, manuscripts as well as printed, relative to printing, booksellers, libraries and whatever concerns the science of bibliography, ca. 1835.

Physical Description
83 items (1.5 linear feet)

Provenance
Sold at unidentified auction in London in July 1937.

Scope and Contents
Eighty-three items ranging in date from 1500 to 1800 collected for Wilson’s projected “The Bibliographical and Retrospective Miscellany.” Material includes manuscript and printed items. Sample titles include a manuscript on calendar reform dated 1732, a manuscript list of Lee Priory Press books written about 1820, and “Bulla super Impressione Librorum” (1515). Many of the items are bibliographies or lists.

Provenance
Sold at unidentified London auction, July 1937.

General Note
Title amended by cataloger. Original title: Collection of curious papers, as well manuscripts as printed (sic) relative to printing, booksellers, libraries and whatever concerns the science of bibliography.

Finding Aid Note
Unpublished “Index raisonné of the more interesting items” (4 typed leaves) available in repository.

Subjects
Universal bibliography.
Early printed books. Bibliography.
Incunabula. Bibliography.
Manuscripts. Bibliography.
Bibliomania. England. 19th century.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Bibliographers. England. 19th century.

Location
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.

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