Item #33414 Important Sale of Press...Books [Part I]; Rare Americana [Part II]; Valuable..Literature from the Library of Harold Peirce [Part III].
Important Sale of Press...Books [Part I]; Rare Americana [Part II]; Valuable..Literature from the Library of Harold Peirce [Part III].

Important Sale of Press...Books [Part I]; Rare Americana [Part II]; Valuable..Literature from the Library of Harold Peirce [Part III].

Philadelphia: Stan V. Henkels, Nov 16, Dec 16, 1927; April 3, 1928,

large octavo, printed wrappers. 66pp.; 72pp.; 76pp. Stan V. Henkels, Item #33414

Philadelphia collector Harold Peirce was represented by Stan V. Henkels Auctions in two major three- part sales of his library. The first was in 1903, after which he rebuilt his library maintaining his interest in press books, literature and Americana. In late 1927 and early 1928 his second library was sold at auction. Part I contains a very interesting run of publications issued by the Kelmscott Press (also books by and about William Morris, some of which are presentation copies), the Doves Press, the Vale Press, the Daniel Press, Eragny Press, William Loring Andres, Ashendene Press, Elston and Caxton Clubs, and the Grolier Club. Part II is the Peirce collection of Americana which includes colonial broadsides, important items of genealogy, early and rare Lincolniana, Confederate , Western and early American Imprints of note Printers. Part III contains the literature collection highlighted with a presentation copy of Beckford's Vathek, a book signed by Samuel Johnson, more William Morris, Coleridge, and others. Each part contains some degree of marginal notations in an unknown hand. Dust soiling to wrappers.

Price: $55.00