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will be found elaborated in the Table of Contents immediately following this necessarily short and imperfect introduction.

For one reason or another, more books of a very special and costly character appear to have come into the market during the last twelve months than is usually the case, and the prices realised for works of this exclusive character are certainly higher than they hitherto have been. Books with coloured plates, hand-coloured aquatints, for the most part, have also been much sought after, and, when offered for sale, have been bought at ever-increasing prices. In most respects, however, there would not appear to be much difference between then and now, the "then" being referable. to that recent period when most things of a desirable character began to appear still more desirable, and reflected as from themselves those higher prices which for some time past have been scouted as absurd, or worse, but which we shall be safer as describing as one of the signs of the times. J. H. SLATER.

KINGSTON-ON-THAMES,

SURREY,

December, 1920.

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The Library of the Rev. J. W. Platt,

and other properties. Amount realised,

£1,840 8s. 6d.

The Library of the late Mr. J. Nicol

Dunn, and other properties. Amount

realised, £2,626 16s. 6d.

Miscellaneous. Amt. realised, £3,922 IS.

A collection of Law Books.

The Library of the late Mr. F. C. Hodg-
son, and other properties.

Books of Airs, Ballads, and other Music
belonging to Mr. S. R. Christie-Miller.
Amount realised, £8,498 6s.

The Britwell Court Library, belonging to
Mr. S. R. Christie-Miller. Amount real-
ised, £110,356.

A portion of the Library of the late
Mr. P. M. Pittar, and other properties.
Amount realised, £14,275 10s. 6d.

Library of the late Mr. John Platt, of

Llandudno. Amount realised, £3,741

Miscellaneous. Amount realised, $14,517.

Miscellaneous. Amount realised, £1,230.
Books and brochures relating to Whistler,
belonging to the late Mr. F. W. Hunter.
Amount realised, $3,362.

Miscellaneous. Amt. realised, £2,417 10s.
Miscellaneous. Amt. realised, £2,090 IS.
Miscellaneous.

Library of the late Sir Walter Armstrong,
and other properties. Amount realised,
£1,423 198. 6d.

A collection of works by Cotton and In-
crease Mather, and other books belonging
to Mr. F. W. Fabyan, of Boston, U.S.A.
Amount realised, $21,915.

Books selected from the Library at
Hamilton Palace, and other properties.
Amount realised, £9,538 15s.

Miscellaneous. Amount realised, £1,601

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Miscellaneous. Amount realised, £2,585

IOS. 6d.

Miscellaneous. Amount realised, £11,573
14s. 6d

The Library of the late Mr. Josiah Henry
Benton.

A selection from the Library of the Earl
of Pembroke. Amt. realised, £11,452 8s.
The Library of the late Mr. H. Buxton
Forman (first portion). Amount realised,
$150,685.

Miscellaneous. Amt. realised, £1,472 10s.
The Library of Mr. W. T. Wallace, of
South Orange, N.J. Amount realised,
$153,766.50.

Illuminated MSS. and printed books, the
property of Mr. Henry Yates Thompson.
Amount realised, £77,965.

Books on China and Pottery belonging
to Mr. Charles Bellows, of Brooklyn.

Miscellaneous. Amt. realised, £4,818 8s.
Miscellaneous. Amt. realised, £2,512 14S.
Miscellaneous. Amount realised, £1,385
5s. 6d.

Printed books, the property of Lord
Mostyn. Amount realised, £5,178 17s. 6d.
The Library of the late Mr. H. Buxton
Forman (second portion). Amount real-
ised, $21,939.

Library of the late Mr. Edwin B. Holden.
Amount realised, $85,577.50.

A collection of books from the Library
of Jacques Auguste de Thou (Thuanus,
1553-1617) and others, the property of
Mr. S. R. Christie-Miller. Amount real-
ised, £5,623 15s. 6d.

Miscellaneous. Amt. realised, £1,455 138.
Early English Works belonging to Mr. S.
R. Christie-Miller.

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