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Catalogue of the A. B. Triggs collections of historical documents and autograph letters, old master

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drawings, historic and modern laces, coins, tokens and medals, to be sold by public auction on Tuesday, 27th, Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th, November, 1945, under instruction from and as directed by the executors of the will of the Late Mrs. A. B. Triggs. Sydney : Websdale, Shoosmith, 1945. Large quarto, original printed wrappers (lightly marked and foxed, edge-worn), 103 pp, some pages annotated with prices and buyers' names by an attendee at the auction; a good copy.

Very scarce catalogue of the landmark sale of the estate of wealthy Australian pastoralist and collector A.B. Triggs (1868-1936), of Yass, N.S.W. The Triggs Collection contained a staggering array of over 70 Old Master drawings, including original works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Murillo, Velasquez, Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens, van Dyck, Watteau, Doré, Millet, Hogarth, Gainsborough and Turner; Mediaeval European embroideries; major numismatic items; and important historical documents and manuscripts, with letters by the explorers Cook and Leichhardt, Charles Darwin, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Horatio Nelson, English monarchs, and many famous musicians, composers, writers and artists. An absolutely fascinating catalogue: it's safe to say that it would be virtually impossible for a private Australian collector to assemble such a collection either today, or at any time in the future.