Rare Book Monthly

Articles - July - 2011 Issue

A Book Still Worth Reading:  Anatomy of an Auction

A reference to this sale appears in Sotheran’s recently published history.  It provides perspective on the collecting and selling climate in that era.

Link to 1920 auction records   It contains no records from this sale, the second or third most important that year.  It's publishers, Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles were members of the ring.

A keyword search in the AED for Foley bookplate and the year of printing date range 1450-1900 shows the first 50 of 57 records.

1450 – 1600 9 records

1601 – 1700 18 records

1701 – 1800 19 records

1801 – 1900 9 records

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