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SALE NUMBER 1401
ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION FROM MONDAY FEBRUARY 10TH
A MOST UNUSUAL COLLECTION OF BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS MANY IN SUPERB BINDINGS
BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE FREDERIC R. HALSEY
SELECTIONS AND DUPLICATES FROM
IMPORTANT BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS SOLD BY ORDER OF
A. MITCHELL PALMER
ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN
ORDER OF SALE
AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 17, LOTS 1- 209
THE ANDERSON GALLERIES
CONDITIONS OF SALE
All bids to be PER LOT as numbered in the Catalogue.
The highest bidder to be the buyer. In all cases of disputed bids the lot shall be resold, but the Auctioneer will use his judgment as to the good faith of all claims and his decision shall be final.
Buyers to give their names and addresses and to make such cash payments on account as may be required, in default of which the lots purchased to be immediately resold.
Goods bought to be removed at the close of each sale. If not so removed they will be at the sole risk of the purchaser, and subject to storage charges, and The Anderson Galleries, Incorporated, will not be responsible if such goods are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
TERMS CASH. If accounts are not paid at the conclusion of each sale, or, in the case of absent buyers, when bills are rendered, this Com pany reserves the right to recatalogue the goods for immediate sale without notice to the defaulting buyer, and all costs of such resale will be charged to the defaulter. This condition is without prejudice to the rights of the Company to enforce the sale contract and collect the amount due without such resale at its own option. Unsettled accounts are subject to interest at the rate of six per cent. per annum. All books are sold as catalogued, and are assumed to be in good SECOND-HAND condition. If material defects are found, not mentioned in he catalogue, the lot may be returned. Notice of such defects must be given promptly and the goods returned within ten days from the date of the sale. No exceptions will be made to this rule. Magazines and other periodicals, and all miscellaneous books arranged in parcels, are sold as they are, without recourse.
Autograph Letters, Documents, Manuscripts and Bindings are sold as they are, without recourse. The utmost care is taken to authenticate and correctly describe items of this character, but this Company will not be responsible for errors, omissions, or defects of any kind. BIDS. We make no charge for executing orders for our customers and use all bids competitively, buying at the lowest price permitted by other bids.
Priced Copy of this Catalogue may be secured for fifty cents for each session of the sale.
THE ANDERSON GALLERIES
IT is well-known that Mr. Halsey some years ago sold his great collection of books to Mr. Henry E. Huntington. It included two copies of "Tamerlane," one of which-his favorite copy of his favorite book-came back into Mr. Halsey's possession and is now offered for sale. There are many other important and interesting books that belonged to Mr. Halsey included in this catalogue.
The books and manuscripts from Mr. Henry S. Van Duser, whose bibliography of Thackeray is eagerly awaited by collectors, contain many interesting items, notably: Charles Lamb's "Rosamund Gray," collected sets of first editions of Jane Austen and Walter Scott, and a fine series of color-plate books.
There are two English consignments included in this catalogue; one from the well-known binders, Robert Rivière and Sons, and another consisting of English Literature from a private collector.
There are two special consignments: twenty-one lots, of the publications of the Bibliophile Society, privately printed for Mr. W. K. Bixby, and presented by him to The Missouri Historical Society, for whose benefit they are being sold; and some interesting books and manuscripts to be sold by order of Mr. A. Mitchell Palmer, Alien Property Custodian. There are also several extraordinary collected sets of first editions: notably, Bret Harte, George Meredith, Bernard Shaw and Mark Twain, all of them formed by a well-known New York collector.
BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF
AND FROM OTHER COLLECTIONS
WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING BY LEECH
1. A'BECKETT (GILBERT ABBOTT). The Comic History of Rome. Ten full page colored engravings on steel from designs by JOHN LEECH and numerous woodcuts by the same. 8vo. In the original green pictorial paper covered numbers as issued, uncut. London: Bradbury & Evans, n.d.
In this copy has been inserted AN ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWING BY JOHN LEECH which contains his own portrait, A 'Beckett's and that of Henry Mayhew. The drawing bears the autograph "Jno. Leech" over his own portrait. In slip-case of half red morocco.
2. ACKERMAN (R.). The Microcosm of London. This work already honored by H. I. S. approbation is most humbly dedicated by permission to His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, by his grateful and obedient servant, R. Ackerman. The architectural parts outlined by Mr. Pugin (Augustus Welby Northmore). The figures are from the pencil of Mr. Rawlinson. 104 illustrations, colored. 3 volumes. Small folio. Three-quarters red crushed levant morocco, gilt edges. London: R. Ackerman, n.d.
Inserted is A. L. S. of A. Welby Pugin to "Dear Bury" (Blaize de Bury) French Author.
A splendid copy of this scarce colored plate book. With bookplate of H. S. Van Duser.
3. ACRELIUS (ISRAEL). Beskrifning Om De Swenska Foersamlingars Forna ock Naewarande Tilstand, Uti, Det sa kallade Nya Swerige, Bedan Nya Nederland, Men nu for tiden Pensylvanien, samt naestliggande Orter wid Aelfwen De La Ware, Waest Yersey och New-Castle County uti Norra America. Small 4to, half leather. Stockholm Harberg E. Hesselberg, 1759