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The Library of Philip Robinson. Part II, Chinese collection
AuthorRobinson, Philip
Sotheby's (Firm)
Pub. LocationLondonPublisherSotheby's
Date1988Phys. Desc.193, [2] pages : color facsimiles ; 27 cm
LocationRare Book CabinetCall NumberZ997.R6654 L53 1988
The Library of Philip Robinson .... Day of Sale, Tuesday 22nd November 1988-- title page.

"...In 1764 the Jesuits in France were suppressed ... The Society's property was sequestered. The renowned library of the College of Clermont was purchased en bloc in 1764 by the Dutch collector Gerard Meerman. On his death Meerman's library ... was dispersed in a long series of auctions from 8 June to 3 July 1824. These were attended in person by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872)... It was in 1946 that Philip Robinson became associated with the vast residue of the Phillipps collection.--Preface.
Bibliography of principal references cited in this catalogue-- pp. [194-195]. Bibliography: v. 1, p. [231]-[236]. Includes index.
Contents: -- pt. II. The Chinese collection. Title in Chinese on [p.4] of cover: Luoshi tushu zhencang 羅氏圖書珍藏. [Library has pt. II only].

Note: The Ricci Institute's Founding Director, Fr. Edward J. Malatesta, S.J., obtained from this auction Lots 18,20, 22 and 124. Most or all of these documents were originally from the papers of Abate Ilarione Sala. A brief index of the documents was created by Paul Rule (July-August 1991) which complimented the Chinese document index written by Xiaoxin Wu (Aug. 1989).

Subject(s)Robinson, Philip--Library--Catalogs
Private libraries--England--Catalogs
Rare books--Bibliography--Catalogs
Chinese rites--Bibliography
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872--Library
Block printing--China--Bibliography--Catalogs
Rare books, Chinese--Great Britain--Bibliography--Catalogs
SeriesSotheby's (Firm). Catalogues of sales ; 1988 June 23
Rec. TypeBook (Auction catalog)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #3632