John Patrick, Third Marquess of Bute, K.T. (1847-1900), a Memoir

John Patrick, Third Marquess of Bute, K.T. (1847-1900), a Memoir

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Excerpt: ... clear from some expressions in his correspondence; and it was always a pleasure and relief to him to get back to his books and literary work, which were, perhaps, on the whole the chief interest of his life. Although he expended annually a considerable sum on the equipment of his libraries, Bute was no bibliophile in the sense in which that word is now often used. Tall-paper copies, first editions, volumes unique for their rarity, and publications de luxe had no interest for him at all. What he aimed at was to surround himself with a first-rate working library, furnished especially with those 126 works of referenceshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236704258
  • 9781236704252