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SALE NUMBER 1402
ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION FROM FEBRUARY EIGHTEENTH
CATALOGUE OF THE
JOHN WM. ROY CRAWFORD
OF NEW ROCHELLE
ORDER OF SALE
AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 24, LOTS 1-251
AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 25, LOTS 252-505 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 26, LOTS 506-761 THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 27, LOTS 762-987
PARK AVENUE AND FIFTY-NINTH STREET
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. 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.
MR. JOHN WM. ROY CRAWFORD has consigned to us for
sale a large portion of his library, including his extraordinary collection of the first editions and manuscripts of Robert Louis Stevenson. Mr. Crawford will continue his collecting along certain definite lines but will allow other collectors an opportunity of acquiring the books which are at variance with his new ideas.
The catalogue contains a remarkably fine lot of books on the American Indians, their History, Captivities, Portraits, etc.; Rare Americana and books on Western Travel; Color Plate Books and works with Costume Plates; rare works illustrated by George Cruikshank, including Grimm's German Popular Stories, First Issue; the Fourth Folio of Shakespeare, etc. The Americana includes Hubbard's New England, 1677; Maximilien de Wied's Travels, 7 vols.; Lahontan's New Voyages, 1703; Lewis and Clark's Expedition, 1814; McKenney and Hall's Indian Tribes, 1836-44; Peter Martyr's De Novo Orbe, 1612; Mason's Pequot War, 1736; Cotton Mather's Magnalia Christi, 1702; Adair's American Indians, 1775; Beverley's Virginia, 1705; Burk's Virginia, 4 vols.; De Bry, Part I, America, 1590, etc.
It is a sale of infinite variety and interest, one of the unusual offerings of the season.
JOHN WM. ROY CRAWFORD
1. ABORIGINAL TRIBES (of North America, New South Wales, Van Dieman's Land and British Guiana). Copies or Extracts of Reports and Documents ordered printed by the House of Commons. Folio, sewn. [London], 1834
More than half the volume, or nearly 150 pages, relate to the Canadian Indians.
2. ADAIR (JAMES). The History of the American Indians; particularly those Nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina and Virginia; Containing an Account of their Origin, Language, Manners, Religion and Civil Customs . . . . a Complete Indian System . with an Appendix, containing a Description of the Floridas, and the Mississippi Lands. Fine copperplate map. 4to, half morocco, gilt back. London, 1775
FINE COPY OF THE RARE ORIGINAL EDITION. With AUTOGRAPH ON TITLE, of THOMAS CAMPBELL, the Poet. Contains a description of the Floridas and the Mississippi Lands, with their productions. The author was a Trader with the Indians, and resided in their country for 40 years.
3. ESOP AND GAY. The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author. Embellished with 112 plates by William Blake, Stothard, Landseer, Wilson, Audinet, etc. 2 vols., London, 1793; [also] Gay (John). Fables. With a Life of the Author. Embellished with 70 plates. 2 vols. London, 1793. Together, 4 vols. royal 8vo, full polished calf, gilt backs, gilt edges, by Morrell. London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1793 A VERY FINE, TALL COPY, with brilliant impressions of the plates.
4. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). The Tower of London. Historical Romance. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. 8vo, full polished calf, gilt top, uncut, by Tout. London, 1840
FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, with an A. L. S. of the author inserted.