Books and bidders

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Title: Books and bidders
The adventures of a bibliophile
Author: A. S. W. Rosenbach
CONTENTS
I Talking of Old Books
II A Million Dollar Bookshelf
III Sold to Dr. R!
IV Some Literary Forgeries
V Among Old Manuscripts
VI American Children’s Books
VII Old Bibles
VIII Why America Buys England’s Books
IX The Collector’s Best Bet
Index
ILLUSTRATIONS
Page of the Gutenberg Bible, Showing the Ten Commandments
Moses Polock in His Bookshop
The Infant Bibliophile
Stan V. Henkels
Moses Polock
Grolier Binding
Original Manuscript of Keats’s Famous Sonnet to Haydon
From a Letter by Shelley Speaking of Keats
Bookroom at 1320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
A. Edward Newton
Letter of Dr. Samuel Johnson to David Garrick
Bookroom at 273 Madison Avenue, New York
Page from Original Manuscript of Charles Lamb’s “The Triumph of the Whale”
Page from Original Manuscript of Handel’s “Messiah”
Page from Original Manuscript of Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger”
Book Auction at the Anderson Galleries, New York
Thomas E. Kirby on the Rostrum
“The Biblio-fiends”: Drawing by Oliver Herford for Dr. Rosenbach’s “Unpublishable Memoirs”
Sotheby’s Auction Room in London
Shakespeare Window at 1320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Original Manuscript of Oscar Wilde’s Sonnet “On the Sale by Auction of Keats’ Love Letters”
Christopher Morley
Letter of Keats to Fanny Brawne
Last Page of Letter Written by Cervantes
Original Drawing by Daumier of Don Quixote
From a Letter in the Autograph of George Washington
Page from a Letter of Thackeray to Mrs. Brookfield
Page from Original Manuscript of Oscar Wilde’s “Salomé”
Dedication of Oscar Wilde’s “The Sphinx” to Mrs. Patrick Campbell
Forgery of Shakespeare Manuscript by William Henry Ireland
Book Belonging to the Lord Chamberlain, of Whose Company Shakespeare Was a Member
Letter of Franklin from Philadelphia, 1775
Page of Franklin’s Work Book
Page from Original Manuscript of Conrad’s “Victory”
Page from Original Manuscript of Conrad’s “Lord Jim”
Only Uncut Shakespeare Quarto Known
Presentation Inscription to Elizabeth Boyle in “The Faerie Queene,” in the Autograph of Edmund Spenser
Original Manuscript of Walt Whitman’s “By Emerson’s Grave”
Page from Manuscript of Dickens’s “Pickwick Papers”
Owen D. Young
Dickens’s Rhyme to Mr. Hicks, Prefixed to the Manuscript of “Pickwick Papers”
Last Letter Written by Charles Dickens
“The Dying Clown”: Original Drawing by Robert Seymour for Dickens’s “Pickwick Papers”
Original Manuscript of Robert Burns’s Poem “Bannockburn”
Vault at 273 Madison Avenue, New York
Page from Original Manuscript of Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer Abroad”
Letter of Poe Submitting “Epimanes” to the “New England Magazine,” with Part of Manuscript
Page from Original Manuscript of Joyce’s “Ulysses”
Stanzas from Original Manuscript of “The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám,” by Edward Fitzgerald
Manuscript Title Page of Hawthorne’s “Wonder Book”
Title Page of “Spiritual Milk for Boston Babes”
Wilberforce Eames
Title of “The Glass of Whiskey”
Two Pages from “The Infant’s Grammar”
Title Page of “The Uncle’s Present”
Page from “Peter Piper’s Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation”
First Page of Cicero, “De Officiis,” Printed on Vellum, Mainz, 1465
Belle da Costa Greene
Leaf from an English Biblical Manuscript of the Ninth Century
Carved and Polychromed Wooden Binding of the Liesborn Gospels
Leaf from Block Book, Fifteenth Century
Special Dedication Page to Sixtus IV, of Jenson’s Bible
Woodcut, “Judith and Holofernes,” from Caxton’s “Golden Legend”
“Jack Juggler,” 1555—the Only Copy Known
Page of the Original Manuscript of White’s “Natural History of Selborne”
Page from a Fourteenth-Century Manuscript of Thomas Occleve’s “Poems,” Showing a Portrait of Chaucer
Henry E. Huntington
A Chaucer Manuscript in Original Binding
Letter Signed with Initials of George (Beau) Brummell
The English Library in Dr. Rosenbach’s Home
Manuscript of Arnold Bennett’s Unpublished Play
Tea-Ship Broadside
Tankard Presented to George Washington by the Reverend Dr. Green
Engraved Title of Captain John Smith’s “History of Virginia”
First Map of New York City Engraved in America
George Washington’s Copy of “Proceedings of the Convention”
Letter Signed by Button Gwinnett, Bought for $51,000
Grant’s Telegram to Stanton Announcing the Surrender of Lee

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