Catalogue of seven important incunables; the property of H.H. the Prince of Liechtenstein (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1949)
London, Sotheby & Co., 1949
(25 cm), 10 (2) pp., frontispiece, 5 plates (pls.I-V, some folding). Lots numbered 1-7. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The seven books brought a disappointing total of £2750. The highest price £1350 was paid by “Mr Biron” (nom de vente?) for a copy on vellum of the 1465 Fust & Schöffer Cicero; Maggs gave £660 for the second German Bible. Other prices were: the Constitutiones of Clement V (Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 1471), £100 ('wormed throughout in the margins'); the 1470 Venice Livy, £150 (one volume of three, only); a coloured copy in two volumes of the ninth German Bible (Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1483), £240; the 1481 Florence Dante, £120; and the 1487 Brescia Dante, £180. Saleroom report in The Times Literary Supplement, 26 August 1949, p.560. ¶ Good, unmarked copy. No Price list.