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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documents distributed to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending.

Found in 1006 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph of Queen Mary on the fly-leaf of 'Buckingham Palace: its furniture, decoration and history (London, 1930), by Harold Clifford Smith.

Identifier: MS.1094
Scope and Contents

This copy of the book was made specially for Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary.

Dates: 1931.

Berlioz's marked copy of a printed score of ‘Iphigénie en Tauride’ by Christoph Willibald von Gluck ([?Paris, ?1779]).

Identifier: MS.21852
Scope and Contents

The copy is imperfect, lacking the title page. In addition to the amendments of Berlioz to instrumentation and dynamics, strips of blue paper on which is written an Italian version of the libretto are pasted to the printed pages, covering the French libretto, through the greater part of the volume. The paper covers in which the volume was previously enclosed are bound in at the back (folios i-iv).

Dates: [?1779, ?1779, or after.]

"Bibliography of Thomas Carlyle's writings and ana" by Isaac Watson Dyer (Portland, Maine, 1928), presented by the author to James A S Barrett, with pencil notes and other additions.

Identifier: MS.9852
Scope and Contents

James A S Barrett contributed Section C (a list of the principal portraits, etc., of Carlyle, pages 533-542) to the work.

The volume contains Isaac Dyer's inscription to James Barrett, dated 1928, on the flyleaf, and pencil notes and amendments in Barrett's hand throughout. Press cuttings and a letter, 1930, of Robin Flower, Deputy Keeper of Manuscripts, British Museum, doubtless to Barrett, which were loosely enclosed at various places within the volume, have been tipped in.

Dates: 1928-1930.

Bishop Robert Forbes' copy of ‘A large new historical Catalogue of the Bishops of the Several Sees within the Kingdom of Scotland Down to the Year 1688’ by Bishop Robert Keith (Edinburgh, 1755), with extensive manuscript annotations in his hand., 1755-[?1822].

Identifier: MS.21196
Scope and Contents The annotations include copies of letters, 1755, of Bishop Keith (folio 5 verso), copies of letters of and to Field-Marshal Keith, 1756 (folio 6), a contents list (folio 7), an additional "Preface first" by Bishop John Alexander (folio 11), with numerous marginal and interleaved notes, additions and corrections and an index to the bishops at the end (folio 266).Also included are 'Account of the Chapel of Roslin' by Bishop Keith, for which see ‘The Edinburgh magazine’ of January...
Dates: 1755-[?1822].

Books and papers of John Riddell, the peerage lawyer.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.25.8.1-26.7.37
Scope and Contents The collection consists of printed books, 1718-1850 (Adv.MSS.25.8.1-25.8.42), and manuscripts, 1511-1857 (Adv.MSS.25.9.1-25.9.23), owned by Riddell, correspondence and papers (many incomplete) ?1799-1860, and undated, relating to peerages (Adv.MSS.26.1.1-26.1.29), to baronetcies, to landed families and to various related topics (Adv.MSS.26.2.1-26.2.23), and a large number of notebooks, circa 1805-1852, containing excerpts from the public records of Scotland, and other matter...
Dates: 1511-1860.

Books IV-VI (incomplete) of the "Handbook of painting" by Franz Kugler, with annotations by ? Austen Henry Layard., ? 1884-? 1886.

Identifier: MS.42403
Scope and Contents

The fifth edition of the "Handbook of painting", a translation of Kugler`s "Handbuch der Geschichte der Malerei", was "thoroughly revised and in part rewritten" by Austen Henry Layard. This copy of the handbook would appear to have been used by Layard in his preparation of the fifth edition.

Dates: ? 1884-? 1886.

Bound volume made up for James Simpson Fleming of articles published by him.

Identifier: Adv.MS.81.5.7
Scope and Contents The articles in the volume are: an interleaved copy of the third edition of Fleming’s ‘Scottish Banking’ (Edinburgh, 1877); a reprint from ‘Blackwood`s Magazine’, volume 118 (June 1875), of his “Banking and Mr Goschen`s Bill”; `The Interview between Sir Stafford Northcote and the English Bankers` and `Extension of Scottish Banks into England` from “Bankers` Magazine”, volume 36 (July 1876). Pasted in amongst the binder`s blank endpapers are a collection of press-cuttings,...
Dates: 1875-1877.