which will be sold by Auction by Mr. Evans... 1 p.l., 84,  pp.; 1 p.l., 94,  pp. Two parts in one vol. 8vo, cont. green half-morocco & marbled boards, spine gilt, uncut. [London]: 1827. A fine large and thick paper copy, priced throughout in a contemporary hand with buyers' names. "Also in 1827 was dispersed the even more valuable library of John Dent (29 March and 25 April), containing numerous volumes of the greatest beauty, several remarkable illuminated manuscripts, the second volume of the first Homer on vellum (afterwards in the Phillipps collection), the 1462 Bible, and a number of other books printed on vellum, such as the 1469 Livy from the Canonici, Edwards and Sykes collections (now in the Grenville library)."-De Ricci, p. 99. John Dent (ca. 1760-1826), banker and M.P., was in his last years "a virtual cipher in the Commons. Tortured by tic douloureux, he threw himself off a cliff near his villa in 1825, but survived. He retired from parliament at the dissolution in 1826."-ODNB. Quaritch, in 1895, described Dent as "a truly royal collector, who knew what was good to have, and who spared no pains or expense to have it." Fine copy with the Huth bookplate. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 563-"Fort belle bibliothèque." . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5167)
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