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EXTENSIVE AND VFRY VALUABLE LIBRARY
BOOKS IN ALL LANGUAGES,
MANY OF WHICH ARE ON LARGE PAPER, WITH UNCUT EDGES, OR
FORMED WITH CONSUMMATE TASTE AND JUDGMENT BY THE LATE
GEORGE SMITH, ESQ.
Of 21, RUSSELL SQUARE-DEPUTY LIEUTENANT OF THE TOWER HAMLETS-
BIBLES, TESTAMENTS AND LITURGIES;
CLASSICS AND TRANSLATIONS; DICTIONARIES AND GRAMMARS;
CHIEFLY IN THE CHOICEST PROOF STATES;
TREATISES ON BREWING, DISTILLING, THE MANUFACTURE OF WINES,
WRITINGS OF THE PRINCIPAL DRAMATISTS AND POETS,
INCLUDING VERY FINE COPIES OF THE FIRST FOUR FOLIO EDITIONS OF
Shakespeare's Tragedies, Comedies & Histories;
EARLY EDITIONS OF THE QUARTO PLAYS;
EXTENSIVE SERIES OF SHAKSPEARIANA, BALLADS, SONGS & OTHER POETRY;
A LARGE COLLECTION OF CHAP-BOOKS, DROLLERIES & JEST-BOOKS;
Privately Printed Publications;
AND MOST OF THE STANDARD AUTHORS IN THE ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN,
A SOLID MAHOGANY CABINET, containing Twenty-four Drawers, filled with Minerals (including
THE TRULY ELEGANT AND CAPITAL BOOKCASES,
MANUFACTURED, in the best STYLE, BY MR. Seddon and MR. HOWARD;
&c. &c. &c.
WHICH WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE,
Auctioneers of Literary Property & Works illustrative of the Fine Arts,
MAY BE VIEWED TWO DAYS PRIOR, AND CATALOGUES HAD.
J. DAVY and Song, Printers, 197. Long Acre, London
JAN 20 1941
Price - Eccentral fund
CONDITIONS OF SALE.
I. The highest bidder to be the buyer; and if any dispute arise between bidders, the lot so disputed shall be immediately put up again, provided the seller cannot decide the said dispute.
II. No person to advance less than 6d.; above ten shillings, 1s.; above five pounds, 2s. 6d.; and so on.
III. The purchasers to give in their names and places of abode, and to pay down 10s. in the pound, if required, in part payment of the purchasemoney; in default of which the lot or lots purchased to be immediately put up again and resold.
IV. The lots to be taken away, at the buyer's expense, immediately after the conclusion of the sale; in default of which Messrs. SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE will not hold themselves responsible if lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise destroyed, but they will be left at the sole risk of the purchaser. If, at the expiration of ONE WEEK after the conclusion of the sale, the books or other property are not cleared or paid for, they will then be catalogued for immediate sale, and the expense, the same as if re-sold, will be added to the amount at which the books were bought. Messrs. SOTHEBY, WILKINSON and HODGE will have the option of reselling the lots uncleared either by public or private sale, without any notice being given to the defaulter.
V. The books are presumed to be perfect, unless otherwise expressed; but if, upon collating, any should prove defective, the purchaser will be at liberty to take or reject them, provided they are returned within ONE WEEK after the conclusion of the sale, when the purchase-money will be returned.
VI. The sale of any book or books is not to be set aside on account of any stained or short leaves of text or plates, want of list of plates, or on account of the publication of any subsequent volume, supplement, appendix, or plates.
VII. NO IMPERFECT BOOK will be taken back, unless a note accompanies each book, stating its imperfections, with the number of lot and date of the sale at which the same was purchased.
VIII. To prevent inaccuracy in the delivery, and inconvenience in the settlement of the purchases, no lot can on any account be removed during the time of sale.
IX. Upon failure of complying with the above Conditions, the money required and deposited in part of payment shall be forfeited; and if any loss is sustained in the reselling of such lots as are not cleared or paid for, all charges on such re-sale shall be made good by the defaulters at this sale.
Gentlemen who cannot attend the Sale may have their Commissions faithfully executed by their humble servants,
SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE,
Wellington Street, Strand.
VERY EXTENSIVE & VALUABLE LIBRARY
OF THE LATE
GEORGE SMITH, ESQ.
FIRST DAY'S SALE.
OCTAVO ET INFRA.
Bush1 A, B, C, with the Shorter Catechism, uncut
Edinb. 1789 2 Abélard et Eloise. Histoire des Amours et des Infortunes d'Abélard et d'Eloise mise en Vers satiri - comi-burlesques, par M. ****** (Armand), avec l'Avanture Tragi-comique et Vers burlesques contre une jeune Bâtarde, calf Cologne, 1724 The "Avanture" described by C. Nodier as une satire personnelle de la plus outrageante grossièreté," and the "Vers burlesques were only inserted in a very small number of copies. Nodier's sold for 39 francs.
3 Abelard and Eloisa's Letters, with their Lives, Amours, &c. by
5 About (E.) Les Mariages de Paris
6 Abercrombie (D.) Fur Academicus
uncut Amst. apud A. Wolfgang (cum Sphæra Elzevir.) 1689 7 Abercrombie (J.) Complete Wall-Tree Pruner, 1783-Abercrombie (J.) Gardener's Pocket Journal, 1808
the 8 Abridgement of the Boke of Assises
R. Tottle, 1555
Abus dans les Cérémonies et dans les Mœurs, développés par
fine copy in blue morocco extra, g.e. by Clarke and Bedford 1713