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ORDER OF SALE
THE ANDERSON GALLERIES
THE ANDERSON GALLERIES
PARK AVENUE AND FIFTY-NINTH STREET
NDITIONS OF SALE
All bids to be mot 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 re
moved 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.
THE ANDERSON GALLERIES
SALES CONDUCTED BY MR. FREDERICK A. CHAPMAN
IT is thirty years since I purchased Browning's “The Inn Album”
in first edition, and entered the line as a book buyer. I bought six hundred American first editions and sold them many years ago to make way for volumes that covered the Dickens-Thackeray period. These went in turn, because I had caught the spirit of the Elizabethan collector and it became my desire to own a representative number of the world's great volumes.
I decided to collect about two thousand books which were to be sold when I should reach sixty years. I have not quite the full number of volumes called for in my forecast and a few months are lacking in the age limit, but both volumes and years will serve.
I planned my library to be representative. At no time did I endeavor to buy all the books by any writer, but rather to include the rarer of them, or the more notable, as the case might be, in the cpportunities that came to me.
I wanted my books to have historical background. While they were to stand as literature, they were to serve also as examples in the development of printing, of binding, of illustration and of leathers.
The Tenth Century is represented by a very rare Spanish manuscript, other periods are also represented in manuscript. My book of earliest date is Fust and Schoffer of 1460, only ten years after printing. I was able to secure several rare and notable books to cover the first fifty years' printing period, two of them presentations, one by Pannertz, the first printer of Italy, the other by Zainer, the first printer of Augsburg. There are included several volumes from Italy, the rare Serbian liturgy, examples of Spanish, Montenegrin, Russian and Turkish, a considerable number of French and ' Dutch, some German and many very rare English volumes.
While many of these rarities—some of them monuments—have come to me from direct sources in Europe, it is my great pleasurə
to acknowledge obligation to the dealers of the United States :Edmund D. Brooks, James F. Drake, Walter M. Hill, Lathrop C. Harper, A. S. W. Rosenbach, George D. Smith, W. M. Voynich and Gabriel Wells. These men have secured for America by their painstaking work the literature of the past centuries. It is the plain duty of this Nation to leave the way open and free to the incoming of such treasures, that they may be forever at hand for the benefit of the students in our schools and colleges.
For me the time of parting has come. I bid these volumes an affectionate farewell.
HERSCHEL V. JONES.