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Library of William Byrd of Westover
Library of William Byrd of Westover

Our Price: $75.00
By Kevin J. Hayes (au)
Year: 1997
Pages: 654
Binding Hardcover (no d.j.)
ISBN 0914076419

Product Code: 0914076419

Less than ten years after the death of William Byrd II in 1744, journeyman printer & bookbinder John Stretch visited the Westover gallery & recorded the contents of the Byrd library, at the time the greatest private collection of books in colonial Am. Recording the books as shelved among 23 cases, Stretch listed 2,345 titles. After Byrd’s death, Isaac Zane purchased the entire collection, keeping the books in Virginia until 1781, when he shipped them to Philadelphia where they would have a better chance to sell. In or around 1801, Philadelphia bookman William Mackenzie acquired the Stretch catalogue from bookseller Nicholas Gouin Dufief, & in 1828 it was acquired from Mackenzie’s estate by the Library Co. of Philadelphia, where it remains today. The Stretch catalogue forms the basis for this work.

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