First edition, viii, 169, pp., frontis., orig. cloth, d.w. The dispersal of the Foley family library in October 1919 was notable for the richness of the books sold - and for the general inadequacy of the prices they fetched. Drawing on records kept by principal participants in the sale and in the four subsequent "knock-outs", the Freemans reveal the intricacies of a practice whose workings have not previously been subject to such detailed and informed scrutiny. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Anatomy of an Auction: Rare Books at Ruxley ...
Editorial: London: The Book Collector
Año de publicación: 1990
Descripción The Book Collector, London, 1990. With the help of a sale catalogue annotated by an active bidder and a "complementary set of manuscript accounts of the insiders' settlements" following the sale, Arthur and Janet Ing Freeman analyze the library sold at Ruxley Lodge in 1919. The auction was notable for the quality of the books and yet the meager prices for which they were sold ? all due to the work of a ring of booksellers. The effectiveness of the ring prior to its abolition in England is also generally examined. From The Book Collector: Occasional Series, vol. 1. 8vo (22.1 cm; 8.75"). viii, 169 pp. Publisher's paperback (not issued in cloth); lightest edgewear, spine faded. Several tiny spots of foxing on page edges (not into margins). => Near fine. Nº de ref. de la librería 37781
Descripción The Book Collector, London, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition. Photographic frontis. 8vo. Fine publisher's cloth, in a fine brick red dustwrapper, light shelf-wear. The Book Collector: Occasional Series, Volume 1. 'The dispersal of the Foley family library in October 1919 was notable for the richness of the books sold - and for the general inadequacy of the prices they fetched'. viii, 169pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 000810