Book-prices current; a record of the prices at which books have been sold at auction

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ntBook-Prices Current.BOOK-PRICES CURRENTVOLUMES I. TO XXV.a Record of the Prices at which Books have beenBeingat Auction the to with thesold 1887 1911,during yearsTitles and of the Books in thefull, CatalogueDescriptionsthe Names of the Notes onPurchasers,Numbers, Specialcertain and a full Index.Books, very8vo. bound in and on withbuckram,Demy printed good paper,i 6d. net each.fine formargin notes, price 7s.and advancedSome the earlier volumes are out ofprint, greatlyofin these can be had onprice. Information concerning application7'he more recent ones can still be had at theto the Publisher.but the volumes remaincopies any ofpublished price, veryfew ofon hand.of tbepinions press.' '"We with much that Book-Prices Current is nowacknowledge, pleasure,work of in this otherthe most edited its kind orcarefully published any" Athenawn,country."useful and edited and No collectorA admirablyvery printed publication.nor bookseller can do without this most and invaluablecomprehensive guideto the and downs of the book market." Post.ups Morning"This referencebook is itselfmoreand moreindispensable making necessaryto and booksellers." Bookseller.bookbuyers"One of the most valuable assets a bookseller can have." The Clique."It exhibits all those of accurate record which have raisedgood qualitiesthe to such a of universal esteem." Publishers' Circular.publication positionUniform with BOOK-PRICES CURRENT,THE INDEX TO THE FIRSTTEN ...

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nt Book-Prices Current. BOOK-PRICES CURRENT VOLUMES I. TO XXV. a Record of the Prices at which Books have beenBeing at Auction the to with thesold 1887 1911,during years Titles and of the Books in thefull, CatalogueDescriptions the Names of the Notes onPurchasers,Numbers, Special certain and a full Index.Books, very 8vo. bound in and on withbuckram,Demy printed good paper, i 6d. net each.fine formargin notes, price 7s. and advancedSome the earlier volumes are out ofprint, greatlyof in these can be had on price. Information concerning application 7'he more recent ones can still be had at theto the Publisher. but the volumes remaincopies any ofpublished price, veryfew of on hand. of tbepinions press. ' ' "We with much that Book-Prices Current is nowacknowledge, pleasure, work of in this otherthe most edited its kind orcarefully published any " Athenawn,country. " useful and edited and No collectorA admirablyvery printed publication. nor bookseller can do without this most and invaluablecomprehensive guide to the and downs of the book market." Post.ups Morning " This referencebook is itselfmoreand moreindispensable making necessary to and booksellers." Bookseller.bookbuyers " One of the most valuable assets a bookseller can have." The Clique. "It exhibits all those of accurate record which have raisedgood qualities the to such a of universal esteem." Publishers' Circular.publication position Uniform with BOOK-PRICES CURRENT, THE INDEX TO THE FIRST TEN OFVOLUMES BOOK-PRICES CURRENT, 1887-1896 a ListConstituting Reference ofSubjects and, incidentally, a to and Literature.Key Anonymous Pseudonymous bound in buckram. Price One GuineaDemy 8vo., net. "If as be the reward ofmoney, Anthony Trollope neatly put it, labour, 'too much is not asked for the labour whicn has marshalled intocertainly order a distinct titlesmanuscript involving 33,000 and overconsiderably ' numerals. The ofthe volume will500,000 typographical arrangement receive from thosepraise who can understand the difficulties of the task."printers' The Guardian. 3p CurrentBook-Prices RECORD OF THE PRICES AT WHICH BOOKS HAVE BEEN SOLD AT AUCTION, FROM TOOCTOBER, AUGUST, 1911,1910, BEING THE SEASON 1910-1911. VOL. XXV. LONDON : E.CELLIOT PATERNOSTERSTOCK, 62, ROW, 1911. INDEX TOTHE SECOND Book-Prices Current Volumes XL to XX. For the Years 1897-1906. WILLIAM etc.JAGGARD, F.R.S.A., M.B.S.,By FORiMING A KEY TO THE TEN VOLUMES INCI-AND, TO ANDDENTALLY, ANONYMOUS, PSEUDONYMOUS, SUPPRESSED WITH A SUPPLEMENT OFLITERATURE, BIBLIOPHILES AND BIBLIOPOLES. " Uniform with Book-Prices Current." Demy 8vo, xx. Buckram 2 as. net.pp. -1058. gilt, The : "In the course of a numberClique says testing great of to see whether we could discover wereferences, errors,any are to that we can find none. This is whenglad say high praise the author in his 'Thissays Index contains aboutpreface, one hundred thousand whileentries, the numerals which aemployed, closely approach million, almost the of the Indexdefy counting/ Among great advantages be mentioned themay with which the readerItH. promptitude may 'now find and the relative value of bookcompare theany during decade covered to a the various(bringing point copies sold), him to ascertain whether its value has increased orenabling dimished the . . . The Second Index is soduring period. superior to the former one that the value of B.P.C.'permanent as a isbibliographer's guide increased fourfold. This index is one of the ever and itlargest compiled, represents three work." years' The Association Record "This volumeLibrary says: is toindispensable reference and addsevery library, to the ofconsiderably reputation English Bibliography." LONDON: ELLIOT STOCK, 62, Paternoster B.C.Row, INTRODUCTION. THOUGH fewer sales in this volume of BOOK PRICESappear CURRENT than in the one theirimmediately preceding, quality is the sum lotnoticeably higher, average per being ^2 145. 5d., as 2 id. to the season This95.against assigned 1909-10. increase is due to several sales which willunusually-important be found in the foras,reported very fully following pages, example, those of the libraries of Mr. L. Mr. Charles J. Berger, Butler, Mr. S. R. the Rev. H. Sir TheodoreCrockett, Dent, Martin,J. and Dr. as well as of a number of mis-Captain Douglas, Payne, cellaneous collections of unusual interest. The oflibrary Captain consisted of and other worksDouglas entirely books, pamphlets, illustrated and if the of his saleby George Cruikshank, report is read in with that of the late Mr. Edwinconjunction Truman, in the 2oth volume of BOOK PRICESreported CURRENT, p. 285 et a of the activities of theseq., very comprehensive survey great master of satire will be obtained with a minimumEnglish pictorial of both collectionstrouble, being arranged alphabetically through- out. Of the two that formed wascollections, by Captain Douglas the both alike were in their severalbetter, though worthy ways of the fullest as necessitated as wellrecognition, having great ability as the of an immense amount of inlabour theirexpenditure construction. The sale which has so far been held ingreatest any country that of the of the late Mr. Robert at the time oflibrary Hoe, but will be found referred to onwriting partly dispersed page It has491. not been to this in full for thethought necessary report Introduction. inreference is made to it orderreasons there butstated, special so farand to it as evento it recordput upon acknowledge being, of books whichas it has the most collectionprogressed, important Beckfordhas come into the market since the sale of the great At the same itin and later time, may1823 years.Library sums obtained forwell be doubted whether the record-breaking theindividual books at the Hoe sale were byreally justified facttrend of the and it is a curiousmarket, certainlypresent should havethat one book "The Mazarin onalone, Bible," vellum, was obtained for the entirerealized almost as much as,10,000 of Mr. Charles in lots and con-library Butler, catalogued 2,100 volumes of interest. Raritytaining very many quite exceptional thesentiment seems to have ousted fromutilityplus completely field in all cases where colossal are inprices question. be is the demand for whatAnother to noticedpoint growing " be called which is meant worksmay Literary Manuscripts," by in MS. which are of an ancient orcharacter,essentially literary as from those decorated service books whichmodern, distinguished have at all times attracted the attention Theof collectors. coming of has been recent in the"Literary Manuscripts" comparatively sense that the full of as reflected in thethem,appreciation high often is of modern Such a sum asthey realise,prices origin. for a leaf of one of the of Cook.451 single Journals Captain No. would have been as ten(see post 8630) regarded impossible or a dozen it is doubtful whether theyears ago, though very high- water mark has been reached even in that foryet case, compe- tition is are in their nature andincreasing, manuscripts unique, the is no means to the demand.supply by equal The of 2 disclosed the season's bookaverage 145. 5d., by sales as reflected in this be described asvolume, may fairly good. isIt than that of the seasonhigher but1909-10 (2 95. id.), lower than that of us. and much1908-9 lower than(^3 iod.), that of which was far the1906-7 (4 45. 2d.), onby highest record. the last two or three masses ofDuring years great cheap but no meansby books have for some reason orunimportant other been thrown on the and the sums realised formarket, these for such havederelicts, become in thethey unfortunately