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Conditions of Sale.
I-The highest bidder to be the Buyer; in all cases of disputed bids, the lot shall be immediately re-sold.
2-Books are sold per volume, other articles per piece, unless otherwise stated in Catalogue, and bids must be made accordingly.
3-Books are presumed to be perfect, unless otherwise stated.
chasers who have had opportunity for examination, they are sold as they are. On mail orders, an intelligent discretion will be used as to purchase. Imperfect books (not so described) may be returned within three days.
4-To prevent confusion and inaccuracy, goods will not be delivered during the sale.
5-Terms Cash. Bills to be paid before delivery of goods.
Bids will be faithfully executed by the Auctioneer, without charge.
Order of Sale.
Monday Evening, December 2d, beginning at 7.30 o'clock,
Tuesday Evening, December 3d, beginning at 7.30 o'clock,
THE Volumes selected for description in this portion of the McKee collection have been strictly limited to those written by Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Authors, though in a few cases the works bear a later date.
Much that might have been said, bibliographically, in describing the books in this catalogue remains unsaid, because unnecessary. Any attempt to give such information to those who measure up to the purchase of Early English Literature, would be like "carrying coals to Newcastle."
In the interest of intending purchasers unable to make personal inspection of the volumes, extraordinary care has been exercised in the descriptions of the works now offered for sale. In many cases detailed mention has been made of trifling defects which in previous descriptions of the identical copies were not deemed of sufficient importance to notice.
It is fitting that a special acknowledgment should be made of the valuable aid afforded by the use of the "Catalogue of Original and Early Editions of some of the Poetical and Prose Works of English Writers from Langland to Wither," issued by the Grolier Club. It is a question whether any known work, on strictly bibliographical lines, can be more absolutely depended upon.
Early English Literature.
CADEMIA: | or, the | HUMOURS of the University of
4to, half roan. A few pages slightly stained. Writing on title.
The earliest edition of this rare and curious poem mentioned by LOWNDES is 1716.
2713 ADVICE | TO A PAINTER: BEING A | SATYR |
UPON THE |
Irish Camp at Havre de
Murmuring, Jacobites, &c.
Printed for Randal Taylor near Stationers-Hall, 1692.
2714 ALEMAN (MATHEO). THE ROGUE: OR, THE
Small folio, two parts in one vol., original calf, re-backed. Contains the lines to
2715 ALEXANDER (SIR WILLIAM, Earl of Stirling). A|PARAE-
4to, full crimson crushed levant morocco, gilt back, edges and borders, gilt panels