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There are 265 Plates, numbered 1-264 consecutively, the extra Plate being marked 100*.

The Editor was the well-known John Henry Parker (1806–1884) of Oxford, a descendant of Samuel Parker, Bishop of Oxford, who died in 1687.

Anonymous.-ARTISTIC HOUSES, being a Series of Interior Views [47] of a number of the most beautiful and celebrated Homes in

the United States, with a Description of the Art Treasures contained therein. New York : Printed for the Subscribers by D. Appleton and Company. 1883-4. 2 vols. (bound in 4). Folio. Half levant morocco, top edges gilt, rest uncut.

Index and List of Plates each half vol. a. t. .:: This is No. 143 of an Edition of 500 copies prepared and printed at the expense of the Subscribers. The 202 Plates are proofs on India paper.

It is an interesting work and a capital companion to Nash's Mansions of England in the Olden Time.

Ninety-four Subscribers have their splendid drawing-rooms, libraries, dining and reception rooms drawn and described, with 202 Plates and accompanying Letter-Press. Of these mansions 40 are in New York City, 12 in Boston, 9 in Philadelphia, 4 in Chicago, 3 in Rhode Island, 2 in Washington, 2 in Newport, and the remainder scattered.

The letter-press has been prepared without sufficient method. The last Plate is a Drawing Room, but no ownership is given nor any nearer identification than “ 55th “ Street, New York."

The accounts of Art Treasures in some of the houses are full of interest, notably the Prints collected by the late Mr. James L. Claghorn and the Autographs gathered together by Mr. Geo. W. Childs.

Each series of Plates is preceded by descriptive matter covering from one to seven or eight pages.

An alphabetical List of the Owners of the Mansions described, with the number of Plates in each series, etc., has been prepared and placed with the Work.

Anonymous.-Art JOURNAL, THE. London: George Virtue. [48] 1849–1854. 6 vols. 4to., printed in triple columns. Half

morocco. :: An Illustrated Journal with steel and wood Engravings. These are Volumes XI.XVI., and their interest mainly consists in their containing engravings of the magnificent series of 162 Pictures given in 1847 by Mr. Robert Vernon (1774-1849), two years previously to his death, to the Trustees of the National Gallery, for the British Nation. These Engravings were authorized by him prior to his donating the Collection, and the right was confirmed by the Trustees of the National Gallery. He examined some of the proofs taken from the Engravings, and wrote to the Publishers that “they appeared to “ him to be most beautifully executed.”

The entire series was gradually published, and an alphabetical catalogue of them

giving the names of the Painters and of the Engravers, with the Subject Title of the Painting, has been made and placed with the Work.

In a large number of instances the proofs were submitted to the Artists of the Pictures, and their approval of the Engravers' part has been printed with the description raisonnée which accompanies each engraving in the Journal.

Anonymous.-ART, L', REVUE HEBDOMADAIRE Illustrée (now the [49] Revue Bi-Mensuelle Illustrée). Paris : Librairie de L'Art.

43 vols. folio. Half morocco, top edges gilt. Indexes, see

each vol. .:: The work was commenced in 1875 and consists of 3 vols. for 1875, 4 vols. for each year from 1876 to 1883, both inclusive, and 2 vols. for the years 1884 to 1887. The Title was changed in 1884.

This, now probably the choicest periodical work in the world on this subject, is published in three Editions—one edition of five copies only with the Illustrations in four states; a Second Edition of one hundred copies with the Illustrations in two states; and a third for general sale, with the Illustrations in one state, and not limited in numbers. The volumes under description (excepting for the year 1881, which are No. I of the First Edition) are of the Second Edition and numbered.

The Etchings are Proofs on Japan paper before letters with duplicates on Holland paper after letters. The volumes for the years 1875–1880, both inclusive, have been bound up with the Japan paper Illustrations only, the rest having been removed before binding. The four volumes for the year 1881 are very choice, indeed, and have the etchings on Holland, Whatman, and China Paper, and Vellum. Those in the subsequent volumes are in two states. The 4 volumes of the year 1881 were bound in Paris, in crushed levant morocco, the others in Philadelphia, in half morocco.

The Work is profusely illustrated throughout with Engravings on wood, steel, and copper, in red, and by photogravure process, and in fact in every style. In each volume will be found some one choice work or more of a Master reproduced in a manner to make the entire volume worth purchase. Anonymous.—[Arts Industriels.] Magasin des Arts et de l'In[50] dvstrie: Organe Spécial des Arts Indvstriels pvblié sovs la

direction de W. Bävmer et J. Schnorr. Paris: H. Cagnon. [n. d.] 2 vols. 4to. Morocco, tooled and gilt, marbled

edges. Illust. see each vol. a. t. :: Published monthly in parts of 16 pages with very numerous wood-cuts and working drawings. Anonymous.—[Lincoln.] ASSASSINATION, The, of Abraham Lin[51] coln, late President of the United States of America, and the

attempted Assassination of William H. Seward, Secretary of State, and Frederick W. Seward, Assistant Secretary, on the Evening of the 14th of April, 1865. Expressions of

condolence and sympathy inspired by these events. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1867. 4to. Mo

rocco extra, edges gilt. .: This is a Presentation copy from E. A. Rollins, and has for a Frontispiece a portrait of the assassinated President. Sufficient copies were ordered to be printed to supply one copy to every corporation, association, or public body whose condolence or sympathy is published in the said volume; 100 copies to be bound in full Turkey morocco, full gilt, the remaining copies in half Turkey morocco, marble-edged.

The correspondence and resolutions, etc., cover 930 pages and come from every known part of the world. It is a magnificent proof of the detestation in which such crimes are held throughout the whole civilized world.

Anonymous.-[ASTOR LIBRARY.] Catalogue or Alphabetical In[52] dex of the Astor Library: In Two Parts. Part I. Authors

and Books. New York: R. Craighead. 1857–61. 4 vols.

large 8vo. Half calf. .: These four volumes form Part I. only, but make a complete work.

Anonymous.—Atlas of the 24th, & 27th Wards, West Philadel[53] phia, from Official Records, and actual Surveys, based upon

plans deposited in the Department of Surveys. Surveyed and Published under the direction of J. D. Scott. Philadel

phia. 1878. Folio. Half morocco. .:: The work consists of an Index Map, and Plates marked A to Q, next S to Z, and then 2, 372, 3, 4, and 5. They show the material and ownership of each house. Scale various from 100, to 300, feet to an inch. Plate W locates Mr. Clarence H. Clark's house.

Anonymous.-BIBLIOGRAPHER, The, A Journal of Book Lore. [54] London: Elliot Stock. 1881–1883. 4 vols. 4to. Half

roan, top edges gilt, others uncut. Index, 3 col. each vol. at end.

: This was first published in December, 1881, and continued monthly. These volumes bring the work down to November, 1883. It was printed on good paper with convenient type (in double columns) and proved a very interesting medium of intercommunication on all subjects connected with bibliography. Among the most interesting matters will be found the records of the prices obtained at the principal book sales of each half year. These volumes include such sales as the Beckford, Sunderland, Ouvry, and M. A. Firmin-Didot Sales.

Anonymous.—[Buchanan, James.](1791–1868). MR. BUCHANAN's [55] ADMINISTRATION on the Eve of the Rebellion. New York:

D. Appleton and Company. 1866. 8vo. Half morocco,

top edges red. .: Though published anonymously, this is from the pen of the Ex-President James Buchanan, fifteenth President (1857-1861). The points mainly contended for are that the Civil War resulted from the neglect of Congress to follow his recommendations of “compromise between the Abolitionists and the Slave States to save the Union ;” that the domestic and foreign policy of his Administration had been founded on right principles. His attempts to secure " a due balance of power between freedom and slav“ery,” whereby the great civil war was really precipitated, are defended, and he enters on the history of the origin and nature of the Monroe doctrine.

Anonymous.—BUFFALO, THE, Library and its Building, Illustrated [56] with views. Also brief Historical Sketches of the Buffalo

Fine Arts Academy: The Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences: and the Buffalo Historical Society, which occupy parts of the same Building. Buffalo: Matthews

Northrup & Co. 1887. 4to. Paper. :: There are fifteen excellent photographs of the principal rooms in this building and three ground-plans of the floors, showing the internal arrangements.

Anonymous.—BUNTLING BALL, THE, A Græco-American Play. [57] A Social Satire. Illustrations by C. D. Weldon. New

York & London : Funk & Wagnalls. 1885. I 2mo.

Cloth, lettered and ornamented, rubricated. .:: No. 6279 of first 10,000 copies. The Publishers offered a prize of $1000 to the person or persons who correctly guessed the name of the Author. A number of persons made a correct guess and the prize was divided. The Author was Edgar Fawcett of New ork

Anonymous.-CATALOGUE GÉNÉRAL des Portraits formant la Col[58] lection de S. A. R. Mgr. le Duc D'Orleans au 1er Mai,

1829. Paris : A Guyot et Scribe. 1829–30. 4 vols. 8vo.

Half morocco. .:: The Catalogue comprises nearly 9000 Portraits, and Vols. I. and II. (1152 PP.) give them in chronological order, commencing with Charlemagne, A. D. 814, and ending with Daniel O'Connell and others of the year 1823.

Vols. III. and IV. (1404 pp.) give the same portraits in their alphabetical order, with references to the page in the Chronological List in which each Portrait is mentioned.

Anonymous.--CATALOGUE of an Exhibition of Modern Bookbind[59] ings, French, English, and American, at the Rooms of the

Grolier Club, 64 Madison Avenue, May 7 to May 15, 1886.

New York: The De Vinne Press. [1886.] 16mo. Half

calf, top edges red. •:There are 168 modern bindings described, including 19 by Matthews, 11 by Lortic, 10 by Bedford, 5 by Chambolle-Doru, 7 by Quinet, and i by Pawson & Nicholson.

Anonymous.—CATALOGUE of a Private Library, containing an [60] exceedingly valuable Collection of Fine-Art and Illustrated

Books, Illuminated Manuscripts, Original Drawings, etc. etc. [New York.] George A. Leavitt & Co. [1886.]

4to. Parchment cover. ::: The Introduction indicates the“ gems” of the collection. The Catalogue includes 669 lots enumerated without any method or order and without any alphabetical arrangement.

Anonymous.-CATALOGUE of the American Library of the late [61] Mr. George Brinley, of Hartford, Conn. Hartford Press of

the Case Lockwood & Brainard Company. 1878–86.

Large 8vo. Paper. .:: This Catalogue consists of four parts dated respectively 1878, 1880, 1881, and 1886.

I. comprises 2619 numbers and includes “ America in general-New France-Canada, etc.—the British Colonies to 1776, and New England.” (306 pp.) The Sale lasted March 10-15, 1879, and realized $48,785.27.

II. comprises “ Addenda to Part I.—The Middle and Southern States—New York to · Georgia—The American Revolution—Washingtoniana, including special Collections of Franklin's Writings and Imprints—Books by and relating to the Quakers—and “ Books printed in Philadelphia and New York before 1750.” (200 pp.) In this part abridged titles of some of the most important works are given pp. ix.-xiv. The Sale took place March 22–25, 1880, and realized $32,690.24. The lots were numbered from 2620 to 4333.

III. comprises “ The South and the West—the United States—General and Political “ History—Military and Naval History—Biography—Mexico—the West Indies—Cen“tral and South America—The American Indians—Bibles, Catechisms, and Primers— “ Music and Psalmody.” Arranged Titles of some of the most important works are given pp. vii.-x. (179 pp.). The Sale took place April 4-8, 1881. The lots are numbered 4334-6050, and the amount realized was $23,716.33.

IV. includes “ Psalms and Hymns-Music- The Episcopal Church-Baptism and the “ Baptists — The Methodists -- G. Whitefield— The Presbyterian Church—Unitarian “ Controversy—The Shakers—The Mormons—Thomas Paine's Works—Law and Gov“ernment—Criminal Trials—Political Economy-Finance—Science and Art-Masonry “and Anti-Masonry-Poetry and the Drama—Popular Literature-Chap Books—Jest “ Books—Books for Children-Education School Books—Slavery and Anti-Slavery“ Almanacs—State Registers—Theological and Religious Bibliography." (254 pp.) Some of the rare books are enumerated pp. vii.-xi.

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