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Conditions of Sale.
I--The highest bidder to be the Buyer; in all cases of disputed bids, the
lot shall be immediately re-sold.
2–Books are sold per volume, other articles per piece, unless otherwise
stated in Catalogue, and bids must be made accordingly.
3—Books are presumed to be perfect, unless otherwise stated. To pur
chasers who have had opportunity for examination, they are sold as they are. On mail orders, an intelligent discretion will be used as to purchase. Imperfect books (not so described) may be returned within three days.
4-To prevent confusion and inaccuracy, goods will not be delivered dur
ing the sale. .
5–Terms Cash. Bills to be paid before delivery of goods.
Bids will be faithfully executed by the Auctioneer, without charge.
Order of Sale.
onday Evening, December 2d, beginning at 7.30 o'clock,
Catalogue Nos. 2712 to 2980 inclusive.
"Wesday Evening, December 3d, beginning at 7.30 o'clock,
Catalogue Nos. 2981 to 3256 inclusive.
THE Volumes selected for description in this portion of the
McKee collection have been strictly limited to those written by Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Authors, though in a few cases the works bear a later date.
Much that might have been said, bibliographically, in describing the books in this catalogue remains unsaid, because unnecessary. Any attempt to give such information to those who measure up to the purchase of Early English Literature, would be like “carrying coals to Newcastle.”
In the interest of intending purchasers unable to make personal inspection of the volumes, extraordinary care has been exercised in the descriptions of the works now offered for sale. In many cases detailed mention has been made of trifling defects which in previous descriptions of the identical copies were not deeined of sufficient importance to notice.
It is fitting that a special acknowledgment should be made of the valuable aid afforded by the use of the “ Catalogue of Original and Early Editions of some of the Poetical and Prose Works of English Writers from Langland to Wither," issued by he Grolier Club. It is a question whether any known work, on strictly bibliographical lines, can be more absolutely depended
Early English Literature.
2712 ACADEMIA : | or, the | HUMOURS | of the University of
Oxford. | in | BURLESQUE Verse. | by Mrs Alicia D'An-
near Stationers | Hall. 1691.
The earliest edition of this rare and curious poem mentioned by LOWNDES is 1716.
2713 ADVICE TO A PAINTER: BEING A | SATYR |
.( Murmuring, Jacobites, &c.
2714 ALEMAN (MATHEO). The Rogue : OR, I THE
LIFE | OF GUZMAN | DE ALFARACHE. | Writ-
Small folio, two parts in one vol., original calf, re-backed. Contains the lines to
2715 ALEXANDER (SIR WILLIAM, Earl of Stirling). A PARAE-
NESIS | to the Prince | By William ALEXANDER of Menstrie. |
4to, full crimson crushed levant morocco, gilt back, edges and borders, gilt panels