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Catalogue of the collection of English portraits of James Bindley

Reference code
BIN
Title
Catalogue of the collection of English portraits of James Bindley
Date
1785-1786
Level of description
Fonds
Extent and format
Paper; ff. v + 118.
Quarto.
Vellum binding.
Unidentified bookplate of a member of the Spanish Order of Charles III, with motto 'Sub robore virtus' (see also MSS/0416), fol. iv. Lot 285 in an unidentified sale-catalogue (fragment of label, fol. ii).
Scope and content
'Catalogue of Mr. Bindley's Collection of English Portraits - taken by Himself in February, 1785. And Continued to the Present Time' (fol. ii). Catalogue of the collection of James Bindley, FSA (1737-1818), arranged under the same classes, although not in the same order, as the list on fol. i. Memorandum by Bindley, 30 Dec. 1786, relating to his collections on back pastedown (fol. iii).

Bindley's library and collections were sold by R. H. Evans (see DNB; obituaries of Bindley, Gentleman's Magazine, 88, pt. 2, 280, 631-2).
Creator
Bindley, James (1737-1818), commissioner of stamp duties and book collector
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/321
MS 321