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THE AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION DESIGNS ITS CATALOGUES AND DIRECTS ALL DETAILS OF ILLUSTRATION
TEXT AND TYPOGRAPHY
Conditions of Sale
1. Any bid which is merely a nominal or fractional advance may be rejected by the auctioneer, if in his judgment, such bid would be likely to affect the sale injuriously.
2. The highest bidder shall be the buyer, and if any dispute arise between two or more bidders, the auctioneer shall either decide the same or put up for re-sale the lot so in dispute.
3. Payment shall be made of all or such part of the purchase money as may be required, and the names and addresses of the purchasers shall be given immediately on the sale of every lot, in default of which the lot so purchased shall be immediately put up again and re-sold.
Payment of that part of the purchase money not made at the time of sale, shall be made within ten days thereafter, in default of which the undersigned may either continue to hold the lots at the risk of the purchaser and take such action as may be necessary for the enforcement of the sale, or may at public or private sale, and without other than this notice, re-sell the lots for the benefit of such purchaser, and the deficiency (if any) arising from such re-sale, shall be a charge against such purchaser.
4. Delivery of any purchase will be made only upon payment of the total amount due for all purchases at the sale.
Deliveries will be made on sales days between the hours of 9 A. M. and 1 P. M., and on other days-except holidays-between the hours of 9 A. M. and 5 P. M.
Delivery of any purchase will be made only at the American Art Galleries, or other place of sale, as the case may be, and only on presenting the bill of purchase. Delivery may be made, at the discretion of the Association, of any purchase during the session of the sale at which it was sold.
5. Shipping, boxing or wrapping of purchases is a business in which the Association is in no wise engaged, and will not be performed by the Association for purchasers. The Association, will, however, afford to purchasers every facility for employing at current and reasonable rates carriers and packers; doing so, however, without any assumption of responsibility on its part for the acts and charges of the parties engaged for such service.
6. Storage of any purchase shall be at the sole risk of the purchaser. Title passes upon the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, and thereafter, while the Association will exercise due caution in caring for and delivering such purchase, it will not hold itself responsible if such purchase be lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
Storage charges will be made upon all purchases not removed within ten days from the date of the sale thereof.
7. Guarantee is not made either by the owner or the Association of the correctness of the description, genuineness or authenticity of any lot, and no sale will be set aside on account of any incorrectness, error of cataloguing, or any imperfection not noted. Every lot is on public exhibition one or more days prior to its sale, after which it is sold "as is" and without recourse.
The Association exercises great care to catalogue every lot correctly, and will give consideration to the opinion of any trustworthy expert to the effect that any lot has been incorrectly catalogued, and, in its judgment, may either sell the lot as catalogued or make mention of the opinion of such expert, who thereby would become responsible for such damage as might result were his opinion without proper foundation. SPECIAL NOTICE.
Buying or bidding by the Association for responsible parties on orders transmitted to it by mail, telegraph or telephone, will be faithfully attended to without charge or commission. Any purchase so made will be subject to the above Conditions of Sale, which cannot in any manner be modified. The Association, however, in the event of making a purchase of a lot consisting of one or more books for a purchaser who has not, through himself or his agent, been present at the exhibition or sale, will permit such lot to be returned within ten days from the date of sale, and the purchase money will be returned, if the lot in any material manner differs from its catalogue description.
Orders for execution by the Association should be written and given with such plainness as to leave no room for misunderstanding. Not only should the lot number be given, but also the title, and bids should be stated to be so much for the lot, and when the lot consists of one or more volumes of books or objects of art, the bid per volume or piece should also be stated. If the one transmitting the order is unknown to the Association, a deposit should be sent or reference submitted. Shipping directions should also be given.
Priced copies of the catalogue of any sale, or any session thereof, will be furnished by the Association at a reasonable charge. AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York City.
AT THE AMERICAN ART GALLERIES
MADISON SQUARE SOUTH, NEW YORK
UNRESTRICTED PUBLIC SALE BY ORDER OF THE OWNERS
First Session, Numbers 1 to 310, Inclusive
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 5th, AT 3:30 O'CLOCK
THE LIBRARY OF MR. H. A. SMYTHE MARTIN 1. ALLOM (THOMAS). Character and Costume in Turkey and Italy. Designed and Drawn from Nature. Descriptive Letter-press by Emma Reeve. Numerous full-page lithographs. Folio, full morocco, gilt, binding rubbed and several leaves stained. London, n. d.
2. AMERICAN PAINTERS. Sheldon (G. W.). With 83 examples of their work engraved on wood executed chiefly by Linton, Morse, Harley, etc., after examples of F. E. Church, R. S. Gifford, P. Moran, George Inness, W. H. Beard, F. Hopkinson Smith, J. G. Brown, and others. 4to, cloth, gilt, gilt edges, owner's name stamped on title. New York, 1879
3. AMERICAN PORTRAITS. The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans. Conducted by James B. Longacre and James Herring. With 150 portraits engraved by A. B. Durand, J. B. Forrest, E. Scriven, G. Parker, etc., after originals by American and foreign artists. 4 vols. royal 8vo, gilt and blind stamped morocco, gilt edges, a few leaves loose, several plates foxed and creased, a page or so of letterpress torn and mended, binding somewhat rubbed, but with the large majority of plates and leaves of text in excellent condition. Philadelphia, 1846
Portraits include Washington, Franklin (several of each), Generals Greene, Wayne, Moultrie, Putnam, etc.; Daniel Webster, Commodore Macdonough, Colonel Trumbull, Washington Irving, J. Fenimore Cooper, and many others of military men, scholars, writers, etc.
4. ANGERSTEIN COLLECTION. Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Pictures of John Julius Angerstein, containing a Finished Etching of Every Picture, with Historical and Biographical Notices by John Young. About 50 full-page plates on India paper after famous originals. Title and text in English and French. Folio, contemporary red straight-grained morocco, gilt cover borders and back, gilt edges. London, 1829
5. ANTIQUE ART. Rayet (Olivier). Monuments de L'Art Antique. Nearly 100 full-page heliogravure plates, and many text illustrations. 2 vols. folio, full maroon levant morocco, doublures similar with centre panels of figured silk, silk end papers, wide inside gilt borders, gilt backs and edges. In plush-lined cases.
Paris: A. Quantin, 1884 Text by Rayet, Haussolier, Collignon, Guillaume, etc., describing ancient statuary, bronzes, bas-reliefs, marble and brass ornaments, and many other articles of ancient art discovered in Egypt and other countries.
6. ANTIQUE ART. Robiou et Lenormant. Chefs-d'Euvre de L'Art Antique, Architecture, Peinture, Statues, Bas-Reliefs, Bronzes, Vases, Camées, Meubles, etc. Tirés principalement du Musée royal de Naples. Dessinés et gravés par les principaux artistes Italiens. 7 vols. 4to, full dark-red levant morocco, doublures of dark-blue levant framed within a septuple filleted border, blue watered-silk end papers, gilt over rough edges, by H. Blanchetière. Paris: A. Lévy, 1867
SUPERIOR SET of an important and valuable work on art in a handsome binding, with several thousand beautiful full-page plates engraved in outline with one or more figures to each plate, by the best Italian artists of the period. Set is made up as follows: "Monuments de la Vie des Anciens." Texte par M. Robiou, 3 vols.; "Monuments de la Peinture et de la Gravure." Texte par M. Lenormant, 4 vols. Each volume is in a plush-lined board case.
7. APSLEY HOUSE COLLECTION. Wellington (Evelyn). Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures and Sculpture at Apsley House, London. Preface by the Author. Illustrated by 51 full-page photo-engravings by Braun, Clement & Co., reproducing famous paintings of Teniers, Jan Steen, Murillo, Rubens, Wouwerman, Velasquez, and others. 2 vols. 4to, full light-brown levant morocco, doublures of dark-brown levant surrounded by gilt borders with centre floral ornaments, gilt and mosaic, figured silk endpapers, gilt edges. In plush-lined cases. London, 1901
No. 75 of only 400 copies printed.
About 50 en
8. ART. Armengaud (M. J. G. D.). Les Trésors de l'Art. graved plates, including title, by eminent artists after originals by Watteau, Mulready, Raphael, Landseer, Turner, etc. With descriptive text. Folio, red morocco, binding somewhat worn and stained.
Burne-Jones (Edward). A Record and Review.
Inserted is an A.L.S. of the artist, 1p. 12mo, London, August 1, 1863, stating that he "should like to keep the Annunciation in my studio until your return, for as I do not exhibit, that is my only way of letting people see what I have been doing," etc.
10. ART. D'Anvers (N.). An Elementary History of Art; Architecture— Sculpture-Painting-Music. Introduction by Roger Smith.
Numerous full-page plates, and text illustrations. Thick 12mo,