Sykes, Mark Masterman, Sir, 1771-1823

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English bibliophile, picture collector, and member of Parliament for Sledmore in Yorkshire where his estate was located. Sykes' library was considered one of the finest in England and was especially strong in early printed editions of the Greek and Roman classics, incunables, and 16th century English poetry. The collection was sold after his death in three lots in May-June 1824.

From the description of Papers, [ca. 1813-1825], (bulk 1823-1825). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122530640

English book collector.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Northallerton, to Mr. Molteno, a printseller in London, 1801 Apr. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575209

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associatedWith Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847 person
associatedWith Evans, R. H. (Robert Harding), 1778-1857, person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Lockwood, John, person
associatedWith Molteno, Mr, person
associatedWith Ottley, William Young, 1771-1836, person
associatedWith Sotheby, Samuel, 1771-1842, person
associatedWith Spence, W., 1785-? person
associatedWith Sykes family of Sledmere, East Riding of Yorkshire family
associatedWith Upcott, William, 1779-1845 person
associatedWith York Book Society. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Decedent's estates--19th century
Book collecting--19th century
Real property--19th century
Private libraries--19th century
Prints--Collectors and collecting--19th century
Book collectors--19th century.--England--Yorkshire


Birth 1771

Death 1823





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SNAC ID: 48811642