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Huntington and Folger Compete for Rare Books

January 19, 2010 |  4:00 am


Jan. 19, 1920, Huntington
Jan. 19, 1920, Huntington
Jan. 19, 1920: “When it was announced that Mr. Christie Miller had consigned a portion of his collection of early English literature to Sotheby's in London for sale at public vendue, the whole book-collecting fraternity pricked up its ears, and Messers. [Henry] Huntington and [H.C.] Folger, separately and severally, began to whet an ax bibliomane for the other.”