Phillipps Studies No. 5. The Disperal of The Phillipps Library.
Published by the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press 1960.
Book: 8vo (216 x 135mm). Cloth binding with title stamped along spine in gilt; with dust jacket. 205 pages with illustrations. Dust jacket slightly scuffed and worn.
In this last volume of the series, Mr Munby tells the story of Sir Thomas Phillipps's attempts yo bequeath his library to various bodies and to the nation; and its eventual bequest on trust to his daughter. The Library was then broken up and sold in lots; and this sale was on the most important in bookselling history.
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