Reference numberNLB/68/23
Alternative reference numberNLB/68 p12
TitleCopy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs Sotheby and Co.; 34 &35 New Bond Street, W.1.
Date29 April 1925
DescriptionDiscusses the [early printed book / Arundel / Norfolk library collection] sale, and the fact that Dr Allen is very anxious to secure the [Willibald] Pirckheimer books, but that they cannot be sold privately 'without making the whole sale a fiasco'. Asks Messrs Sotheby and Co. what sum they would accept for these books, so that Allen can be informed.
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