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Chichester, Arthur (1739-1799), 1st Marquess of Donegall; see The Complete Peerage, ed. G. E. C., IV (London, 1916), 391-2; he `collected at Fisherwick an expensive library and rare specimens of natural history (according to one sharp observer, by 1788 he had “expended £20,000 on books not yet opened...”)': for this quotation (the observer's remarks are quoted from The Complete Peerage) see W. A. Maguire, Living Like a Lord: The Second Marquis of Donegall 1769-1844 (Belfast, 1984), 12; he also owned Douce K 95 (Cnut Kopsen, Quaedam breves expositiones et legum et iurium concordantiae... Ribe, 1504), and Douce M 138 (Paulus Manutius, Epistolarum libri xii London: P. Robinson, 1591); sale, Bibliotheca Magnifica et Curiosa: A Catalogue of the Library of a Nobleman... (London: W. Stewart, 10 Mar. 1800). ♦ Categorisation: Type: Person. Gender: Unknown. Dates: 1739 to 1799. Period: 18th century.

2 entries:

  • H-010(2) Hemmerlin, Felix — Opuscula et tractatus. — [Strasbourg: Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner), after 13 Aug. 1497]. Folio.
  • H-168(1) Horae ad usum Romanum (Rome) [French and Latin] — [Paris: Étienne Jehannot], for Antoine Vérard, 10 Aug. 1498. 4°.

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