[Printed catalogue.] Catalogue of the Library of the Belgrave Literary and Scientific Institution.

[The Belgrave Literary and Scientific Institution, Sloane Street, Chelsea; James Cook Evans; nineteenth-century lending libraries]
Publication details: 
July, 1837. Chelsea: Printed for the Institution, by William Blatch, 23, Exeter Street, Sloane Street.
SKU: 10846

12mo, 48 pp. Disbound. Incomplete, ending at foot of page 48 with 'Wilson's (H. C.) Pastorals of the Season, 8vo. [1]834', and lacking the 'Regulations of the Library [...] printed at the end of the Catalogue', advertised on p.3. On lightly aged paper, with the only fault a small hole through the title leaf removing the first five letters of the word 'Belgrave' on the recto, and the 'atal' in 'Catalogue' on the verso. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC or WorldCat. In 1834 the Imperial Magazine carried a report (pp.293-294) of the foundation of the Institution (with Evans as prime mover), which was 'intended to embrace within its district the extensive and wealthy neighbourhood of which Belgrave-square is the centre'