Report from the committee to whom the petition of the trustees of the British Museum, respecting the late Mr. Townley's collection of ancient sculptured marbles, was referred.

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons.

Published by [London, 1805
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Government document 172, "Ordered to be printed 19th June 1805." This scarce discussion of the British Museum's proposed acquisition of a significant collection of classical sculpture includes several contemporary assessments of the value of Townley's marbles ? which did indeed go to the museum later in the year of this item's publication. John Flaxman was one of those expressing an opinion of the trove; he says that he has "paid a great deal of attention to it as a Sculptor" and believes it to be "richly worth" the sum of ?20,000. WorldCat and NUC report only one holding of this item in the U.S. Folio (32.5 cm, 12.75"). 8 pp. Not in NSTC (CD version). Removed from a nonce volume, now in a Mylar folder; title-page and final blank lightly dust-soiled. Sewing mostly gone. Title-page with short tear from inner margin, not touching text; some leaves with small edge chips. Bookseller Inventory # 17274

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Title: Report from the committee to whom the ...

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Publication Date: 1805

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