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Book-Prices Current.

BOOK-PRICES CURRENT,

VOLUMES I. TO XII. Being a Record of the Prices at which Books have been sold at Auction during the years 1887 to 1898, with the Titles and Descriptions of the Books in full, the Catalogue Numbers, and the Names of the Purchasers.

Some of the earlier volumes are out of print and others are at a premium. Reports will be made in answer to queries by the publisher.

Opinions of the press. Book-Prices Current'-the Whitaker's Almanack of book-buyers and booksellers."-Illustrated London News.

"A very useful and admirably edited and printed publication."-Morning Post.

"To praise 'Book-Prices Current' is unnecessary; it has become indispensable to book collectors, and of vital interest to all who care for literature."-Globe.

“ Brunet, indeed, so long the book-buyer's chief delight, must yield to Book-Prices Current.!”-Notes and Queries. "It is beyond comparison the book-collector's cyclopædia. Its own earlier volumes, curiously enough, command very high prices."-Daily Chronicle.

"The practical utility to buyers and sellers of an authoritative annual work of reference like this requires no demonstration. ... The knowledge and skill displayed in this compilation merit cordial recognition." Standard,

"To all classes of bookmen, the issues of 'Book-Prices Current' may be fairly pronounced indispensable."--Literary World.

It may be said without exaggeration, that the annual volumes of Mr. Slater's admirable compilation are indispensable to such as desire to follow with any closeness the record of sales and the movements of the secondhand book market."-- Times.

"Valuable to booksellers, and still more so to book-buyers. . . . This useful work has long established its position, and must have saved many a collector a bad bargain."- A thenæum.

“The work supplies a finely printed record which will be valued, not by the bookseller merely, but by the collector and librarian." --Daily Telegraph.

“The book collector's Bible."-Pall Mall Gazette.

“The record is extremely useful for buyers and collectors of books, and is a valuable index to current phases of book-collecting, and to fluctuations in the market." --Saturday Review.

For particulars of the

NEW INDEX TO THE FIRST TEN VOLUMES

OF BOOK-PRICES CURRENT

APPLY TO THE PUBLISHER.

Book-Prices Current:

А

RECORD OF THE PRICES AT WHICH BOOKS

HAVE BEEN SOLDAT AUCTION,

FROM OCTOBER, 1898, TO JULY, 1899,

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LONDON :
ELLIOT STOCK, 62, PATERNOSTER ROW, E.C

INTRODUCTION.

To present mome of Bo*.PRH EX CURRENT is, strictly speak y the hors that bus aer urately coincided with the natural course

be don scaun, wh. h. as is almost universally known, begins, at are in the 1.1.e of Otober and ends at the end of July, or e the ears days of August. It will be remembered that the perous voime was made to commence in December, 1817. a purbare ately necessary in order to introduce a new system. The present volume covers the sales beld during the months of *****, 1X", and Juls, 1% to inclusive, and I believe that it will be brand that a sale of entry of any importance taking place bers ween these dates has been omitted frun its pages Omiss.ons there are, tx it is neither desirable not necessary to chronicle treng that is wel irrespetive of condition, price, or interest ; sation, de a'n. sme bres have been purposely overlooked, for there muo:sfa: 2,0 in repeating ad nauseam matters of in. t.ch he been dealt with in the same volume with a 1- artes: en many previous ex cas.ons. Bensa-PRICE CURRENT

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