Friday, March 31, 2017

On this day in 1922

The auctioning of Mrs. Coates' husband's books. From The Publisher's Weekly (1922):

Friday afternoon and evening, March 31st, at 2:30 and 7:30 p. m. A valuable collection of personal association books and first editions of English and American Authors belonging to the Estate of the late Edward Hornor Coates, formerly President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. (No. 1296; Items 808.) Stan V. Henkels, 1304 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. [Auction Calendar]

For more on Mr. Coates, see post "High thought seated in a heart of courtesy"

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