Catalogue of the Library of Robert Hoe of New York.
New York: The Anderson Auction Company, 1911. 8vo, 605pp. Illustrated, including a reproduction of Blakes Milton (lot 393) tipped-in facing page 72. Full brown cloth with gilt to front cover and backstrip. Moderate wear. Wrappers bound in. Very good. Part One, A-K. Includes a few choice Blake titles, such as an inscribed Poetical Sketches, Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, Milton, and Europe. Hoes library was the greatest ever sold in the USA to that date and fetched nearly $2,000,000 -- a figure not surpassed until 1966. Bentley, BB, 665. Later sales had a few more Blake items.
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