Rare and Valuable Books and Bindings Collected by the Late Samuel P. Avery of New York [Sale 1442]
New York: Anderson Galleries, 1919. First edition. Soft cover (parts of backstrip chipped away). 1020 lots + many pls. New York Times account of the sale laid in, browning the neighboring pages. The sale totaled $104,269. Fair. Item #30749
A well-handled copy, with many pencil prices and some notes by a bidder who was there (probably for the Boston Public Library). This sale is listed by Donald C. Dickinson as one of the "notable American book auctions." Avery was the benefactor of the New York Public Library, The Grolier Club, and the Avery Architecture Library at Columbia, among other libraries. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.