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ARREARS OF RENT IN IRELAND.…

THE ROWLAND HILL MEMORIAL!…

TEACHING THE DUMB TO SPEAK.

- LORD DERBY ON FREE TRAIa.

M. DE LESSEPS AND THE CHANNEL…

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"BUHL."

THE REVENUE RETURNS.

EMIGRATION FROM IRELAND.

A WONDERFUL CAVERN.

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THE HAMILTON PALACE COLLECTION…

THE SALE OF THE BECKFORD LIBRARY.

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THE SALE OF THE BECKFORD LIBRARY. Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson, and Hodge continued on Saturday the sale of the Beckford Library, the property of the Duke of Hamilton. An Aldine edition of Apulieus of 1521 was sold for j3153, a Paris edition of 1586 of the same author for B100, and several other works at high prices. P. Aretino Ragionamento, Novara, 1538, beautiful copy in brown morocco in Grolier style, sold for j3175 Navigation du Roy d'Ecosse Jacques V., autour de son Royanme, Paris, 1583, 4to, very fine copy in vellum, with the arms of Thuanus on the sides, 2140 a capy ot the letters of St. Augustine, in French, Paris, 1684, 6 vols., with the arms of Cardinal de Goady, in gold, by Boyes, j3140. The total of the day's sale amounted to £3,200, being an average of more than JE11 10s. per lot. At the third day's sale the high average of the previous days was well sustained. The most impor- tant lots wereBarrozio da Vignola, Orders of Architecture, 1st edition, with many designs and fine plates—1 vol., fol. 1563, Thuanus's copy, .£186. Barry's series of his etchings of his Adelphi pictures, atlas fol., 1808, £29. Bartolozzi's portraits, 61 proofs, £31. Beuil (Sieur de) de Limitation de Jesus, &c.. large paper, plates by Despret, a superb specimen of Monnier's binding in citron, with variegated leathers and figures with animals and flowers, double, with olive covered with gold a petits fers and gold fly leaves, 8vo, Paris, 1690, £356. This was the gem of the day, and it brought the total of the day up to £ 3,050. Among the books sold tin Tuesday were the follow- ing :—" Biblia Latina, printed on vellum, with capital letters illuminated in gold and colours, bound with oak boards, covered in red morocco, with gold tooling and clasps, fol., Venetis, 1476, £330. W. Blake's "Songs of Innocence and of Experience," 1789, £146; Sir W. Tite's copy sold for £ 61, and Lord Beaconsfield's for JE85. W. Blake's "Milton," a Poem, engraved throughout, and ornamented with beautiful designs by Blake and coloured by himself, blue morocco extra, by J. Mackenzie, very rare, JE230. The sale of the Beckford Library was continued on Wednesday. Among the principal lots were Boydell's Set of Prints, engraved after the most capital paint- ings in the collection of Catherine II., Empress of Russia, lately in the possession of the Earl of Oxford, at Houghton, in Norfolk (usually termed "The Houghton Gallery "), in two vols., with many por- traits, imp. fol., 1788, £205. J. Bruce's travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in five vols-there 'were only twelve copies printed, and this is the presen- tation copy to Queen Charlotte, 4to., Edin. 1790, £27. T. de Bey's Emblemata Nobilitati et Vulga scitu Digna, in two vols., 4to., Francof, 1593 96-this copy Mr. Heber bought for S12 12s. at the sale of Dr. Chauncey's library, it now brought £290. The day's sale realised £ 2,063.

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