New York: The Bradford Club, 1864. unbound, top edge gilt. Allan, John. large 8vo. unbound, top edge gilt. Frontispiece; (ii), 39 pages. Limited to 250 numbered copies. A private printing by the Bradford Club of New York commemorating the life and death, and the sale of the library of the book collector John Allan (1777-1863). Allan specialized in works of R. Burns and Dibdin, American history, and extra-illustrated works. The 1860 work, Private Libraries of New York, by James Wynne mentions his library. The Allan collection was sold by Bangs-Merwin, with a sale catalogue by Sabin, in 1864. (cf. Dickinson: Dictionary of American Book Collectors, 1986 (in which this work is cited), p.13; also McKay 1025 & 1755). The frontispiece bears an engraving of Mr. Allan by H.B. Hall. This copy lacks the covers and has a library stamp on first three leaves. Scarce title.
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