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Roxburghe, John Ker Duke of 1740-1804

Overview
Works: 1,280 works in 1,407 publications in 3 languages and 3,109 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Drama  Bibliographies  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Humor  Sources  Church history  Anecdotes  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Printer
Classifications: PR1181, 821.04
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Most widely held works about John Ker Roxburghe
 
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Most widely held works by John Ker Roxburghe
The Roxburghe ballads by W Chappell( Book )

5 editions published between 1872 and 1966 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Duke of Roxburgh, and others, -- appellants. Alexander Earl of Home, Charles Earl of Tankerville, and others, ----- respondents. The respondents case by Alexander Home Home( )

9 editions published in 1774 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of the library of the late John, Duke of Roxburghe by R. H Evans( Book )

8 editions published in 1812 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dispersal in 1812 of the library of John Ker, Duke of Roxburghe (1740-1804) was the bibliographical event of the decade and a key moment in 'bibliomania'. The huge collection contained illuminated medieval manuscripts, incunabula, fifteen books printed by Caxton, and all four Shakespeare folios. The sale, orchestrated by the bookseller and auctioneer Robert Harding Evans (1777-1857), attracted the greatest book collectors and dealers of the day, setting new records. For the first time in British auction history a single book fetched more than £1,000, while the Valdarfer Boccaccio, the first edition of the Decameron, sold for £2,260. Reported in The Times, the sale immediately gained mythological status. Reissued together here are the printed catalogue and its supplement, both annotated by an attendee at the auction who recorded the name of every buyer and the price paid for each book. Ed Potten, Head of Rare Books at Cambridge University Library, has provided a new introduction that places the catalogue in its wider context
The prices of the Roxburghe library by R. H Evans( Book )

1 edition published in 1812 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The preface to a catalogue of the library of the late John, Duke of Roxburghe by G Nicol( Book )

2 editions published in 1807 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The students : a comedy by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1762 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le ciento novelle antike by Augusto Novelli( Book )

1 edition published in 1525 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wedding. As It VVas Lately Acted by her Maiesties Seruants, at the Phenix in Drury Lane by James Shirley( Book )

1 edition published in 1633 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prices of the Roxburghe library by John Ker Roxburghe( Book )

1 edition published in 1812 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John 1740-1804 Roxburgh, Duke

John III. Roxburgh, Duke 1740-1804

John Ker

John Ker 1740-1804 Roxburghe, Duke

John Ker, 3e hertog van Roxburghe

John Ker, 3rd Duke o Roxburghe

John Ker bibliofilo britannico del XVIII secolo

John Ker III. Roxburghe, Duke 1740-1804

Ker, John 1740-1804 Duke of Roxburghe

Ker, John 1740-1804 Roxburghe, Duke

Ker, John, Duke of Roxburghe, 1740-1804

Ker, John III. Roxburghe, Duke 1740-1804

Roxburghe, John Ker 1740-1804 3d duke of

Roxburghe, John Ker 1740-1804 Duke of

Roxburghe, John Ker, 3d duke of, 1740-1804

Roxburghe, John Ker Duke of 1740-1804

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English (134)

Latin (1)

Italian (1)