Catalogue of the famous library of printed books, illuminated manuscripts, autograph letters and engravings collected by Henry Huth, and since maintained and augmented by his son, Alfred H. Huth. The printed books and illuminated manuscripts ... sold by auction by Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, auctioneers ...

Huth, Henry, 1815-1878 [Browse]
[London] Dryden Press, J. Davy and sons [1911-1920].
3 v. plates (part col., part fold.) facsims. (part fold.) 26 cm.


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  • Paged continuously. Included in the pagination is "List of prices and buyers' names" issued for each portion separately, and paged continuously with the portion to which it belongs, except that for pt. 1 (12 p.)
  • On cover: Catalogue of the Huth collection of printed books and illuminated manuscripts. First [-ninth and final] portion.
  • The price lists have cover-title only: The Huth library. Sale of the collection ... List of prices and buyers' names.
  • 8,357 lots in one alphabet. First portion sold November 15-17, 20-24, 1911; 2d, June 5-7, 10-14, 1912; 3d, June 2-6, 9-12, 1913; 4th, July 7-10, 1914; 5th, July 4-7, 1916; 6th, July 11-13, 16-18, 1917; 7th, July 1-5, 8-9, 1918; 8th, July 8-11, 1919; 9th, June 22-25, 1920.-Total realized from the sale, £250,566.9.
  • "The autograph letters": 43 p. at end of vol. 9.
  • Based on the catalogue published in 5 vols., 1880. Issued also without illustrations.
  • Priced. Total realized from the sale, £119,682.
  • WHS copy is 9 volumes (shelf-list also says "9 vol. in 8").
WHS shelf-list has no date of acquisition or name of vendor.
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  • Catalogue of the Huth collection.
  • The Huth library.
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