Catalogue of the Extensive Private Library of the Late John B. Pearse of Roxbury, Mass. English, French and German Literature. Part III - Section I, A to L. [with] Part III - Section II, M to Z. November 1-2, and 8-9, 1916. [Two Volumes]. John Bernard Pearse, C F. Libbie, Co.

Catalogue of the Extensive Private Library of the Late John B. Pearse of Roxbury, Mass. English, French and German Literature. Part III - Section I, A to L. [with] Part III - Section II, M to Z. November 1-2, and 8-9, 1916. [Two Volumes].

Boston: C.F. Libbie & Co., 1916. 111 pp.; [113] - 189 pp. 8vo. Printed paper wrappers. First edition. Very good or better copies. McKay 7739 and 7745. Item #38579

1644 and 1165 items described. " ... including bibliography, bookbinding, fine art and works on engravings, colored plate books, Cruikshank, collection of cookery books, various editions of Robinson Crusoe, old classics in English, French and Latin, reference books and dictionaries in various languages, English history, Isle of Wight, travels, ancient history, French memoirs, drama, palmistry, British naval history and yachting cruises, Hamerton's portfolio, 17 vols., graphic, 35 vols., Hunt's Merchants Magazine, 57 vols, etc....a collection of books on pottery and porcelain, fine arts and works on engraving, bibliography, reference books, dictionaries in various languages, classics in English, French and German, editions of Montaigne, Ovid, Virgil, ancient history, travels, Napoleonana, Shakespeareana, British naval history and yachting cruises, set of Notes and Queries, 81 vols., etc." Pearse was General Manager of the Pennsylvania Steel Works from 1870 to 1874, afterwards he was appointed Commissioner and Secretary of the Commission of the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, and later General Manager of the South Boston Iron Works. Pearse was General Manager of the Pennsylvania Steel Works from 1870 to 1874, afterwards he was appointed Commissioner and Secretary of the Commission of the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, and later General Manager of the South Boston Iron Works. His library of 30,000 volumes was sold in six sessions, five in 1916 and one, music, in 1918. Original bidding form and envelope laid in loose. OCLC shows 2 sets at the Grolier Club & Rosenbach, and a single volume at Yale.

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