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“ The most Important Member of the Grolier Club

and Owner of the Greatest American Bibliophile Library

towards the End of the 19th Century ”

Hoe – Library of Robert Hoe of New York, Catalogue of the. Catalog of the auction. 14837 items. 4 parts in 8 vols. New York, Anderson, 1911/12. Large 8 vo. With 121 plates. Contemp. broad red h. cloth with cloth corners, stamped reddish brown boards, and light-green flyers. Orig. covers bound with.

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Löffler-Kirchner, Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens II (1935), 102 f. – Corresponding with the bibliographic entry in the lexicon “Cat. of the Libr. of R. H., 1911-1912“, as then also the total addition per list of results IV/2 reads “SALE OF THE ROBERT HOE LIBRARY. Part I. (to IV) … Total … “ and in such a way here only provable, too. Nevertheless a further sale with a fifth part in two volumes seems to has been held as then in the text itself of Löffler-Kirchner a course from “1911-14” is mentioned. – Titles + front covers of the illustrated original paper boards in red + black. – Parts I, II/1 and only isolated at the beginning of IV/1 with results by hand in pale pencil. – Only a few little tears acid-freely repaired.

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Contents

Illuminated Manuscripts , Incunabula , Historical Bindings , Early English Literature , Rare Americana , French Illustrated Books , Eighteenth Century English Authors , Autographs , Manuscripts etc., and the Library of Bibliography in a separate alphabet (IV/2, pp. 461-534; 709 nos.). – Subject register at the end of each part.

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Collation

I: XII, 322 pp.; 2 ll. titles, pp. 323-606 + stitched list of results in somewhat too tight strap. – II: XII, 286 pp.; 2 ll., pp. 287-583 and bid slip bound with. + list of results as before. – III: VII, 239 pp.; title, pp. 240-471 + list of results as before. – IV: VIII, 250 pp.; 2 ll. title, pp. 251-542 + list of results accompanied by the separate results of each part added to a total of $ 1,932,056.60.

The  fine  copy  of  Driek van Opskal

Catalogue of the Library of Robert Hoe of New York

with his Amor librorum nos unit book-plate inside of the front cover.

 

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Robert  Hoe  (1839-1909)

“ Inventor of printing machines, owner of factories for high-speed presses in New York and passionate bibliophile, the most important member of the Grolier Club (see there), and owner of the greatest bibliophile library towards the end of the 19th century. He collected Americana, illuminated manuscripts, precious incunabula, historical bindings, English and French original editions, modern luxury editions, modern master bindings etc.,

bought  the  vellum  and  paper  copy

of  the  42-line  bible  from  the  Ashburnham collection

(I/1, 269 with ills. + II/1, 656), old French pieces on the Bocher sale, and complete collections, so i. a. in 1895 the one of Mrs. Norton C. Pope in Brooklyn with its

two  Caxtons  not  obtainable  elsewhere

(the one of which here per I/2, 2110 with ills., ‘The only perfect copy of Caxton’s edition of [Malory’s] ‘Morte D’Arthur’ … The only other known copies are imperfect’; besides further Caxtons). The sale … made £ 400000, thus more than the sales Heber, Sunderland, Beckford, and Ashburnham together ”

(Bogeng in Löffler-Kirchner).

Offer no. 15,037 / EUR  345. / export price EUR  328. (c. US$ 395.) + shipping

Catalogue of the Library of Robert Hoe of New York