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GEORGE WASHINGTON'S COPY OF GIBBON'S "ROMAN EMPIRE,'
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SALE NUMBER 1643
ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION FROM THURSDAY, MARCH NINTH
OF THE LATE
OF PROVIDENCE, R. I.
CONSISTING OF SPLENDID LIBRARY SETS
WITH ADDITIONS OF THE GREATEST RARITY
MANUSCRIPTS OF MARK TWAIN AND BRET HARTE
"A TALE OF TWO CITIES" AND "LITTLE DORRIT” WASHINGTON'S COPY OF GIBBON'S "ROME” WITH HIS BOOK-PLATE AND AUTOGRAPH
TO BE SOLD BY ORDER
OF THE EXECUTORS OF HIS ESTATE
THE ANDERSON GALLERIES
[MITCHELL KENNERLEY, PRESIDENT]
PARK AVENUE AND FIFTY-NINTH STREET, NEW YORK
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
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 Company 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 the 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. Maga. zines 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
PARK AVENUE AND FIFTY-NINTH STREET
TELEPHONE PLAZA 9356
SALE TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH FOURTEENTH,
THE LIBRARY OF
J. HERBERT FOSTER
ALDINE EDITION OF ESOP, 1505
1. ESOP'S FABLES. Vita & Fabellæ Æsopi cum interpretatione Latina; Gabriæ fabellæ tres & quadraginta, etc. Printed in Greek and Roman characters. Folio, full mottled calf.
Venice: Aldus, Oct. 1505
First Aldine edition of Æsop, with the 36 leaves of Latin text which are often wanting. Perfect copies of this beautiful volume, praised by both Renouard and Brunet, are difficult to secure. Most of the other authors included in the volume are first editions.
2. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). Historical Romances. With portrait by Holbein and etchings by Rodriguez, Chardon, Decisy, and others, after famous paintings, etc. 20 vols., 8vo, half blue morocco, gilt tops, uncut.
Philadelphia: Barrie, n. d.
VICTORIAN EDITION, with the etchings, PROOFS BEFORE LETTERS, on Japan paper, and impressions of the Historical Portraits on India paper.
3. ALDINE. Quintilianus. De Institvtione Oratoria. With Anchor device on title and at end. 8vo, English binding of early 18th century, full smooth red morocco, gilt, gilt edges.
Venice: Aldus, Aug. 1514
Fine copy of the First Aldine Edition, printed in the celebrated italic type, in an early English binding in excellent condition.
4. [ALLSTREE (RICHARD).] The Whole Duty of Man, Laid Down in a Plain and Familiar Way for the Use of All. London, 1711; The Gentleman's Calling. With Engraved Frontispiece. London, 1705. 2 vols., 8vo, full contemporary smooth red morocco, gilt tooled, gilt edges. London, 1705-11
Very good copies of these popular old works. In uniform contemporary bindings in excellent condition.
5. AMERICAN STATESMEN. The Complete First Series, with Index. Edited by John T. Morse, Jr. Numerous portraits and illustrations. 32 vols., 12mo, half morocco, gilt tops.
Standard Library Edition.
6. ARABIAN NIGHTS. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night. Now first completely done into English Prose and
Verse, from the Original Arabic, by John Payne, 10 vols.; Tales from the Arabic, 3 vols.; Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp. Beautifully illustrated with the etchings after Lalauze. 14 vols., 8vo, three-quarter terra cotta levant morocco, gilt backs, gilt tops, uncut. London: Printed for Subscribers only, 1889 EDITION DE LUXE. One of 500 copies.
7. ARNOLD (ISAAC N.). The Life of Abraham Lincoln. Extended to 2 vols., 8vo, three-quarter brown levant morocco, gilt tops, uncut. Chicago, 1885
EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by the insertion of about 100 fine portraits and plates. A CHOICE COPY.
8. AUSTEN (JANE). Collected Set of FIRST EDITIONS of Her Works as follows: Sense and Sensibility, 3 vols., 1811; Pride and Prejudice, 3 vols., 1813; Mansfield Park, 3 vols., 1814; Emma, 3 vols., 1816; Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion, 4 vols., 1818. Together 16 vols., 12mo, full levant morocco, gilt edges.
FIRST EDITION of each work. Exceedingly rare. London, 1811-18
9. AUSTEN (JANE). Novels. Portrait, colored by hand, and frontispieces. 10 vols., 8vo, half olive morocco, gilt tops, uncut. WINCHESTER EDITION. One of 250 copies. Fine copy. London, 1898
10. BACON (SIR FRANCIS). The Tvvo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning. Small 4to, full brown levant morocco, gilt edges (blank fore-edge of title restored). London: Henrie Tomes, 1605
FIRST EDITION, and the first publication of Bacon in his great scheme of philosophy. It at once placed him in the front rank both as a writer and a thinker. One of the finest monuments of learning and literature of its time.
11. BALZAC (HONORE DE). La Comédie Humaine. Translated into English by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. Splendidly illustrated by noted French artists, ALL OF THE PLATES EXQUISITELY FINISHED IN WATER COLORS. 40 vols., large 8vo, full green crushed levant morocco, the sides ornamented with floral sprays in gold tooling and colored inlays, doublures of maroon levant with inlaid fleur-de-lis and flowers, in colored leathers, watered silk ends, solid gold edges. Philadelphia: Historical Publishing Co., n. d.
WATER-COLOR EDITION, limited to only ten sets, this being Set No. 1. The distinctive feature of this edition is the fact that all of the illustrations are beautifully colored by the Goupil process, giving them the appearance of original aquarelles. A very handsome set.
12. BALZAC (HONORE DE). La Comédie Humaine (in the Original French). Beautifully illustrated by etchings after the best French Artists. 46 vols., 8vo, original silk cloth, paper labels. Phila. and Paris: George Barrie et Fils, n. d.
LIMITED ISSUE, PRINTED THROUGHOUT ON JAPANESE VELLUM. It is to the lasting honor of America that this edition in the original French, of BALZAC, the World's Greatest Novelist, the finest edition ever issued, has been brought out by an American house.