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are unaffected by the fleeting decrees of fashion. Their progress is surely and steadily onward, and their mercantile importance to-day is altogether beyond the estimate which prevailed even twenty years ago.
For this reason it is not possible to draw a comparison between one and any other of the libraries I have catalogued, except by eliminating dates and looking at the bare financial results as they are set down in the table.
Leaving the unfinished Huth sale out of the reckoning, the season which has just terminated has not been more remarkable than usual. It just about holds its own with an average of something less than £3, which, though good, has been touched before on several occasions, and exceeded on some. Generally speaking, books which do not, for one reason or another, appeal to the richer class of collectors are more accessible than they were a few years ago, and realise smaller sums than they did then. They afford, at least, some compensationfrom the buyer's point of view-for the many disappointments which the collector whose resources are not unlimited is continually meeting with, and which he cannot avoid in this ever-growing war of prices.
THORNTON HEATH, SURREY,
J. H. SLATER.
Vol. XXV., p. 492. The name
Huntingdon" in the second
paragraph should be Huntington, and the following prices also
53 Sales. Total No. of Lots, 36,295.
Total Amount realised, £181,780 18s.
Average Sum realised per Lot, £5 os. 2d.
[OCTOBER 5TH AND 6TH, 1911.]
PUTTICK & SIMPSON.
THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE DR. N. T. BULSTRODE AND OTHER PROPERTIES.
(No. of Lots, 653; amount realised, £840 4s.)
1 Abbott (H.) Antiquities of Rome, 24 col. views, Baldwin, 1820 -Album des Souvenirs d'Italie, col. and other plates, together 2 vol., folio (634) Spencer, £2 155.
2 Appianus Alexand. De Bellis Civilibus trad. P. Candidi (commences a 2), scroll border and large initials, capitals painted, wide margins, stamped pigskin, Venet., 1477, 4to. (246)
Leighton, £5 5s. 3 Arabian Nights. Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, by John Payne, 9 vol., vell. bds., g.t., Villon Soc., 1882, 8vo. (413)
4 Aubrey (T.) Coloured Aquatint Indian Views, 12 plates, in portfolio, 1798 (288)
5 Bacon (Francis, Lord Verulam).
Rimell, £ 8s. Proficience and aduancement
of Learning, first ed., contemp. MS. table on blank leaves at end, orig. sheep, 1605, 4to. (269)
Pickering, £15 10s.
6 Baffo (Georgio). Poésies Complètes, 4 vol., wrappers, 1884,
Hill, 1 12s. 6d. Euvres Complètes, plates, 20 vol., hf. mor.,
7 Balzac (H. de). 1855-6, 8vo. (435) Hill, £5 8 Barham (R. H.) Ingoldsby Legends, etchings by Cruikshank, Leech and Buss, 3 vol., orig. cl., 1846-2-7 (the third series being the first ed.), 8vo. (208)
9 Beaconsfield (Lord). Novels and Tales, Hughenden ed., II vol., cl. gt., 1881, 8vo. (396)
Sawyer, £1 14s.
10 Beardsley (A.) Early Work, prefatory note by H. C. Marillier, cl., 1899, 4to. (262) Hornstein, £1 12s. 6d. II Berry (Miss). Extracts of Journals and Correspondence, ed. by Lady T. Lewis, fronts., 3 vol., cl., 1865, 8vo. (47)
12 Blake (William). Illustrations of the Book of Job, proof plates on India paper, subscribers' copy, orig. bds., 1826, 4to. (275) Bumpus, 11 IOS.
13 Blavatsky (H. P.) Isis Unveiled, 2 vol., cl., 1877, 8vo. (43)