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 (Catalogue of The Huth Collection of Printed Books and Illumi
Huth, Henry; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge
Price: 575.00 USD
London: Dryden Press, J. Davy and Sons, 1920. First Portion; Nov. 15-24, 1911. 354pp. Second Portion. ,358-756pp. June 5-14, 1912. Third Portion. ,758-1147pp. June 2-12, 1913. Fourth Portion. ,1150-1324pp. July 7-10, 1914. Fifth Portion. 1318-1490pp. July 4-7,1916. Sixth Portion. ,1492-1724pp. July 11-18, 1917. Seventh Portion. ,1728-1988pp. July 1-9, 1918. Color frontispiece reproduction of a page from the "Sachsenspiegel," a fifteenth century illuminated manuscript of the celebrated code of laws. Eighth Portion. ,1992-2164pp. July 8-11, 1919. Ninth and Final Portion. ,2166-2299pp. June 22-25,1920. "It has been usual to preface the Sale Catalogues of important Libraries with a note calling attention to the most interesting books in them. In the case of the Huth Library, however, it has not been thought necessary to do this, owing to the widespread fame of the collection and to the fact that students and collectors have now been familiar with it more than a generation, through the catalogue published in 1880. This catalogue we have used as the basis of the present sale catalogue, revising and amplifying it throughout, in order to include in it, so far as possible, all the latest results of bibliographical research. " Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge. September, 1911). 9 volumes. Ex-library. 4to. Paged continuously. Small library sticker and "Withdrawn" stamp on top left corner of front wraps, Getty library sticker in rear endpaper. All catalogues bound in matching wraps. Fore- and bottom page edges untrimmed, as published. Illustrated with reproductions of title-pages, maps, manuscripts, bindings, color & b/w plates (some in fold-out). Age wear, creasing, scuffing and some staining on wraps. Two spines sunned. One folding chromo-plate in Vol. I self-adhered due to damp exposure, another with abrasions and 1" x 1/2" chip missing from plate. "No. 102 of a limited issue, printed on fine paper, with extra coloured plates and Prices and Buyer's Names." Complete catalogues for all of the nine Huth auction sales which was one of the greatest book sales in England's auction history. Based on the catalogue published in 5 volumes in 1880. Overall very good condition. Scarce. vg.