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THE following is a Catalogue of the Library of the late JOHN BYROM, whose Poems and System of Short-Hand have given a well-earned celebrity to his name. The Collection is still preserved at KERSALL CELL, his property and residence during his later years, and now in the possession of his lineal descendant. It has been thought so curious and valuable, as a transcript of his mind and studies, and many of the books contained in it are now so seldom to be found, even in the most extensive libraries, that a Catalogue of them has been prepared, under the care and superintendence of Mr. RODD, of which a few copies are now printed for private distribution. Perhaps a more appropriate tribute could not be paid to the memory of one so learned, gifted, and benevolent, than by exhibiting to the world the varied stores from whence he drew the cultivation of his mind, the formation of his character, and the inspirations of his genius.
Kersall Cell, May 20, 1848.