Hanrott, Philip Augustus (1776 -1856)
Little is known about Philip Augustus Hanrott. A discerning collector in the Dibdinian mode of black letter, and early editions of the classics, he was in the habit of inscribing in ink on the flyleaves of his books interesting bibliographical remarks, nearly always terminating with a short horizontal dash, the right hand end of which is turned down into an angular hook. He sold the larger part of his library through R.H. Evans in five sales 16 July, 5 August 1833, and 20 February, 15 March and 22 March 1834. His obituary notice in the Gentleman's Magazine for December 1856 states `Died Oct 30 At his residence Southampton row, Russell Square aged 80 Philip Augustus Hanrott Esq.' The remaining part of his library was sold 28 January 1857 by S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson.