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IN submitting the present library to public competition, a few words will suffice as an introduction to what is, we believe, the most valuable collection of books ever offered by public sale in this city.
The books are mostly in good condition, a large portion of them in fine bindings, and the description of the books in the catalogue is believed to be unusually accurate.
The catalogue has been prepared by Lawrence Rhoades, Esq., of Newport, R. I., who has taken especial carè in collating the plates, and in the description of the condition of the books.
The titles have been taken very fully from the books themselves; more so, perhaps, than might generally be considered necessary, but it is a fault, if one at all, on the right side.
Mr. Rhoades says, in a note to Mr. Dorr: "I have taken unusual care. I feel confident that few catalogues have ever been made with the same degree of accuracy. The mere collation of 11,000 volumes is no small thing in itself, and that has been very thoroughly done, and I can guarantee the books as described. The examination of the numerous engravings, in the illustrated works, and the description of their state, besides giving the names of celebrated designers and engravers (all of which has been carefully attended to), occupies much time, and requires both experience and judgment. All these facts add much to the value of a catalogue, especially to those who have not the leisure to examine for themselves. I have been obliged to depend, almost entirely,
upon the bibliographical works, which the library itself affords, to verify facts; and having to derive most of the information in the catalogue from the works themselves, I feel the more confident that the statements are correct. L. R.
"With very few exceptions the BOOKS in this catalogue are placed under the names of the authors, compilers, etc., when known; under the pseudonyms when the autonyms have not been ascertained; and under the first word of the title (not an article), when the author's name of an andnymous work is unknown. When the initials only of an unknown author appear, the work has been treated as anonymous, and polysyngraphic works are placed either under the author's name which first appears, or under the first word, on the title. Among the exceptions to these general rules are biographies containing writings of the subject, which have generally been placed under the name of the subject, instead of under that of the biographer; a few pseudonymous publications, which have been treated as anonymous; a few collections, forming uniform sets, such as society publications, under the name of the society, ‘Life and Times' of Napoleon, under Napoléon I., etc.; some state, city, etc., publications placed under the name of the state, city, etc.; and some galleries' — ' Dresden,' Florence,' 'Houghton,' Stafford,' etc. under the names by which they are generally known. The catalogues have been placed together in C, the maps in M, the photographs in P, and the engravings at the end of the catalogue of books. The number of pamphlets being small they have generally been treated as books. In some cases the contents of polygraphic works are given, and in others references to bibliographical works in which the contents may be found."
"The library is particularly rich in books of prints and other works which contain engravings by celebrated engravers, ancient and modern, after the most eminent artists, but it is useless to call attention to any particular work, or class, in a collection so MISCELLANEOUS AND VALUABLE; for, in the most casual glance over these pages, the eye will meet with standard, rare, and elegant works in all departments of literature."
BBOTT, REV. JACOB. HISTORY OF MARY QUEEN OF
New York, 1848
2 ABBOTT, REV. JACOB. HISTORY OF JULIUS CESAR. With engravings. 16mo, cloth. New York, (1849) THE HISTORY OF and wood-cuts. 2 New York, 1855 THE HISTORY OF
3 ABBOTT, REV. JOHN STEVENS CABOT. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Portraits, maps, vols., royal 8vo, half calf, marbled edges. 4 ABBOTT, Rev. JOHN STEVENS CABOT. THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA; comprising a Full and Impartial Account of the Origin and Progress of the Rebellion, etc., etc. Illustrated with maps, diagrams, and numerous steel engravings of battle scenes, from original designs by Darley and other eminent artists, and portraits of distinguished men. 2 vols., royal 8vo, roan. New York, 1866 5 ABBOTT, REV. JOHN STEVENS CABOT. LIVES OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, from Washington to the Present Time. Portraits, views, etc., on steel and wood. 8vo, half calf, extra, gilt edges. Boston, 1867 6 ABDY, EDWARD STRUTT. JOURNAL OF a Residence AND TOUR in the United States of North America, from April 1833, to October 1834. 3 vols., crown 8vo, cloth, uncut. J. Murray, London, 1835 7 ABEKEN, BERNARD RUDOLF. AN ACCOUNT OF THE Life AND LETTERS OF CICERO, translated from the German. Edited by Charles Merivale. 12mo, half calf, very neat; with autograph of Rufus Choate. London, 1854
8 ABELARD and HÉLOÏse. LETTERS OF ABELARD AND ELOISA; with Several Poems by Mr. Pope & other Authors (and the History of Abelard and Eloisa). Engraved title and 6 plates by Sharp, Heath, etc., after Stothard, Wale, etc. Crown 8vo, old calf. W. Lowndes, London, 1802 9 ABERCROMBIĚ, JOHN, M. D. INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE INTELLECTUAL POWERS. 12mo, half calf.
New York, 1833 10 ABOUT, EDMOND FRANÇOIS VALENTIN. THE ROMAN QUESTION. Translated by Mrs. Annie T. Wood; edited, with Introduction, by Rev. E. N. Kirk, D. D. 12mo, cloth.
11 ABOUT, EDMOND FRANÇOIS VALENTIN. ROME OF TO-DAY. 12mo, paper. New York, 1861 12 ABSTRACT (AN) OF THE SUFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE CALL'D QUAKERS, for the Testimony of a Good Conscience, from the Time of their being first distinguished by that Name; taken from Original Records, and other Authentic Accounts. (A. D. 1650–1666, with Alphabetical Lists of Names of the Sufferers.) 3 vols., 8vo, calf. London, 1733–38 13 ACCOUNT OF THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IN DANVERS (MASS.), June 16, 1852; together with the Proceedings of the Town in Relation to the Donation of George Peabody, Esq. Portraits. 8vo, cloth, gilt edges. Presented to Rufus Choate by the Publishing Committee. Boston, 1852 14 ACCOUNTS AND EXTRACTS OF THE MANUSCRIPTS IN THE LIBRARY OF THE KING OF FRANCE; published under the Inspection of a Committee of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris. Translated from the French [by William Tooke]. 2 vols., 8vo, old mottled calf, yellow edges; with book-plates of John Waddington, Chr. Pegge, and F. S. Bang.
R. Faulder, London, 1789 15 ACERBI, JOSEPH. TRAVELS THROUGH SWEDEN, FINLAnd, AND LAPLAND, to the North Cape, in the Years 1798 and 1799. Portrait, map, and 15 plates (those of natural history colored), with 12 engraved pages of music. 2 vols., 4to, old calf. London, 1802 16 ADAMS, ABIGAIL, wife of JOHN ADAMS. LETTERS OF. With an Introductory Memoir; by her Grandson, Charles Francis Adams. Portrait, and fac-simile of hand-writing. 2 vols., post 8vo, cloth. Boston, 1840 17 ADAMS, ABIGAIL. JOURNAL AND CORRESPONDENCE OF; written in France and England, in 1785. Edited by her Daughter. Portrait after painting by Copley. 2 vols., 12mo, cloth. New York, 1841–42 18 ADAMS, HANNAH. AN ALPHABETICAL COMPENDIUM OF THE VARIOUS SECTS, which have appeared in the World, from the Beginning of the Christian Æra to the Present Day; with an Appendix, containing a Brief Account of the Various Schemes of Religion now embraced among Mankind. 8vo, sheep. Boston, 1784 19 ADAMS, HANNAH. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS, from the Destruction of Jerusalem to the Nineteenth Century. 2 vols., 12mo, half sheep; with autograph of Gorham Parsons.
Boston, 1812 20 ADAMS, JOHN. THE WORKS OF. of. With a Life of the Author, Notes, and Illustrations; by his Grandson, Charles Francis Adams. Portraits and plates. 10 vols., imperial 8vo, cloth, uncut. LARGE PAPER. Boston, 1850-56
21 ADAMS, JOHN. ANOTHER COPY: small paper. Portraits, 10 vols., 8vo, cloth. Boston, 1850-56 22 ADAMS, JOHN. A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (in Answer to M. Turgot and others). 3 vols., 8vo, old calf, yellow edges. Č. Dilly and J. Stockdale, London, 1787-88 23 ADAMS, JOHN, and WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM. CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN; beginning in 1803, and ending in 1812. Svo, paper, rough edges. Boston, 1823 24 ADAMS, JOHN, and THOMAS JEFFERSON. A SELECTION OF EULOGIES, pronounced in the Several States, in Honor of those Illustrious Patriots and Statesmen. 8vo, boards, rough edges. Hartford, 1826 25 ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. AN INAUGURAL ORATION, delivered at the Author's Installation as Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, 12 June, 1806. 8vo, pp. 28, clean. Boston, 1806
26 ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. ORATION ON THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF LAFAYETTE, delivered at the Request of Both Houses of the Congress of the United States, at Washington, 31st December, 1834. 8vo, pp. 94, clean. Washington, 1835 27 ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. SPEECH [SUPPRESSED BY THE PREVIOUS QUESTION] on the Removal of the Public Deposites. 8vo, pp. 43, clean. Washington, 1834 28 ADDISON, JOSEPH. THE WORKS; with a Complete Index. Portrait by Miller, after Kneller, and plates by Grignion, after Hayman, etc. 4 vols., royal 4to, marbled calf, gilt, yellow edges. Baskerville's elegant ediTION: fine clean copy.
Baskerville's books are seldom found so free from stains as this copy. 29 ADDISON, JOSEPH. THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS, IN PROSE AND VERSE, with some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr. Tickell. Portrait and plates after Hayman, etc. 4 vols., 8vo, marbled calf, gilt, yellow edges; with bookplate of Geo. Hen. Barnett. J. & R. Tonson, London, 1765 30 ADDISON, JOSEPH. Another copy. Same title. Portrait London, 1777 31 ADOLPHUS, JOHN. MEMOIRS OF JOHN BANNISTER, COMEDIAN. Two portraits of Bannister. 2 vols., 8vo, cloth, uncut. London, 1839 32 ADVENTURES (THE) OF CATULLUS, AND HISTORY OF HIS AMOURS WITH LESBIA; intermixt with Translations of his Choicest Poems. By Several Hands: done from the French. Frontispiece by M. Vander Gucht. 12mo, old calf.
and plates. 3 vols., 12mo, old calf.
J. Chantry, London, 1707 33 ADVENTURES (THE) OF UNCLE SAM, IN SEARCH AFTER HIS LOST HONOR; by Frederick Augustus Fidfaddy, Esq., - Member of the Legion of Honor, Scratch-etary to Uncle