LIBRARIES - Laws for the Regulation of the Suffolk Public Library, Bury St. Edmund's, Instituted 1790; Together with a List of the Subscribers; and a Catalogue of the Books, 1791
Lot 95
LIBRARIES - Laws for the Regulation of the Suffolk Public Library, Bury St. Edmund's, Instituted 1790; Together with a List of the Subscribers; and a Catalogue of the Books, 1791
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Lot Details
LIBRARIES - SUFFOLK
Laws for the Regulation of the Suffolk Public Library, Bury St. Edmund's, Instituted 1790; Together with a List of the Subscribers; and a Catalogue of the Books, first edition, 25 pages, blindstamp on title and final leaf, ink shelfmark on verso of title, modern cloth, 8vo, P. Gedge, 1791

Footnotes

  • Scarce first edition of the laws of a late eighteenth-century 'subscription library'. No copies are cited by ESTC or Copac, although both list later editions of the Laws, for 1792 and 1793. There are 116 named subscribers, who each paid two shillings, including Henry Bunbury and Thomas Gage. The catalogue lists approximately 100 titles, including Burns' Poems, Johnson's Rasselas, and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations.
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