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Book-Prices Current.

BOOK-PRICES CURRENT

VOLUMES I. To XXV.
Being a Record of the Prices at which Books have been
sold at Auction during the years 1887 to 1911, with the
Titles and Descriptions of the Books in full, the Catalogue
Numbers, the Names of the Purchasers, Special Notes on

certain Books, and a very full Index.
Demy 8vo. bound in buckram, and printed on good paper, with

fine margin for notes, price £ 1 75. 6d. net each. Some of the earlier volumes are out of print, and greatly advanced in price. Information concerning these can be had on application to the Publisher. The more recent ones can still be had at the published price, but very few copies of any of the volumes remain

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Opinions of the Press. “We acknowledge, with much pleasure, that ‘Book. Prices Current' is now the most carefully edited work of its kind published in this or any other country."-Athena um.

A very useful and admirably edited and printed publication. No collector nor bookseller can do without this most comprehensive and invaluable guide to the ups and downs of the book market."- Morning Post.

“This indispensable reference book is making itself more and more necessary to bookbuyers and booksellers.”- Bookseller.

“One of the most valuable assets a bookseller can have.”The Clique.

“It exhibits all those good qualities of accurate record which have raised the publication to such a position of universal esteem.”—Publishers' Circular.

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Uniform with BOOK-PRICES CURRENT,

THE INDEX TO THE FIRST

TEN VOLUMES OF
BOOK-PRICES CURRENT, 1887-1896
Constituting a Reference List of Subjects and, incidentally,

a Key to Anonymous and Pseudonymous Literature. Demy 8vo., bound in buckram. Price One Guinea net.

“If money, as Anthony Trollope neatly put it, be the reward of labour, too much is certainly not asked for the labour which has marshalled into order a manuscript involving 33,000 distinct titles and considerably over 500,000 numerals.

The typographical arrangement of the volume will receive praise from those who can understand the difficulties of the printers' task." The Guardian,

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RECORD OF THE PRICES AT WHICH BOOKS

HAVE BEEN SOLDAT AUCTION,
FROM OCTOBER, 1910, TO AUGUST, 1911,

BEING THE SEASON 1910-1911.

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LONDON:
ELLIOT STOCK, 62, PATERNOSTER ROW, E.C

THE SECOND INDEX TO

Book - Prices Current

Volumes XI, to XX.

For the Years 1897-1906.

By WILLIAM JAGGARD, F.R.S.A., M.B.S., etc.

FORMING A KEY TO THE TEN VOLUMES AND, INCI. DENTALLY, TO ANONYMOUS, PSEUDONYMOUS, AND SUPPRESSED LITERATURE, WITH A SUPPLEMENT OF

BIBLIOPHILES AND BIBLIOPOLES.

Uniform with " Book-Prices Current." Demy 8vo,

pp. xx.-1058. Buckram gilt, £2 28. net.

The Clique says : -“ In the course of testing a great number of references, to see whether we could discover any errors, we are glad to say that we can find none. This is high praise when the author says in his preface, .This Index contains about one hundred thousand entries, while the numerals employed, which closely approach a million, almost defy counting.' Among the great advantages of the Index may be mentioned the promptitude with which the reader may now find and compare the relative value of any book during the decade covered (bringing to a point the various copies sold), enabling him to ascertain whether its value has increased or dimished during the period. ... The Second Index is so superior to the former one that the permanent value of ‘B.P.C.' as a bibliographer's guide is increased fourfold. This index is one of the largest ever compiled, and it represents three years' work.”

The Library Association Record says :--“This volume is indispensable to every reference library, and adds considerably to the reputation of English Bibliography.”

LONDON: ELLIOT STOCK, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C.

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THOUGH fewer sales appear in this volume of Book PRICES CURRENT than in the one immediately preceding, their quality is noticeably higher, the average sum per lot being £2 145. 5d., as against £2 9s. id. assigned to the season 1909-10. This increase is due to several unusually important sales which will be found reported very fully in the following pages, as, for example, those of the libraries of Mr. L. J. Berger, Mr. Charles Butler, Mr. S. R. Crockett, the Rev. J. H. Dent, Sir Theodore Martin, Captain Douglas, and Dr. Payne, as well as of a number of miscellaneous collections of unusual interest. The library of Captain Douglas consisted entirely of books, pamphlets, and other works illustrated by George Cruikshank, and if the report of bis sale is read in conjunction with that of the late Mr. Edwin Truman, reported in the 20th volume of Book PRICES CURRENT, p. 285 et seq., a very comprehensive survey of the activities of the great master of English pictorial satire will be obtained with a minimum of trouble, both collections being arranged alphabetically throughouit. Of the two collections, that formed by Captain Douglas was the better, though both alike were worthy in their several ways of the fullest recognition, as having necessitated great ability as well as the expenditure of an immense amount of labour in their construction.

The greatest sale which has so far been held in any country —that of the library of the late Mr. Robert Hoe, at the time of writing but partly dispersed -- will be found referred to on page 491. It has not been thought necessary to report this in full for the

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