Lot 23: ACTON, Harold (1904-94).  Old Lamps for New. London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1965. 8vo. Half title,  Original brown cloth, the spine lettered in gilt (without the dust-jacket). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, "For Mason and Florence, hoping to amuse you on your voyage home, with love, from Harold, 19 December 1973." With the same author's Memoirs of an Aesthete 1939-1969 (New York, 1970, original cloth, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, "For Mason and Florence, with all best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, ever affectionately, Harold, 19 December 1973"; with 6 other books by Bernard Berenson including Aesthetics and History in the Visual Arts (New York, 1948), Sketch for a Self-Portrait (London, 1949), L' Arco di Costantino (Milan, 1952), Bibliografia di Bernard Berenson a cura di William Mostyn-Owen (Milan, 1955, ONE OF 1,000 COPIES), all the named items PRESENTATION COPIES to Mason and Florence Hammond; and another inscribed to the same by G. Agnew. Provenance: Professor Mason Hammond, Classical Scholar (1903-2002) & Florence Pierson Hammond (1909-99), and thence by descent. (9)

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Description: ACTON, Harold (1904-94).  Old Lamps for New. London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1965. 8vo. Half title,  Original brown cloth, the spine lettered in gilt (without the dust-jacket). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, "For Mason and Florence, hoping to amuse you on your voyage home, with love, from Harold, 19 December 1973." With the same author's Memoirs of an Aesthete 1939-1969 (New York, 1970, original cloth, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, "For Mason and Florence, with all best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, ever affectionately, Harold, 19 December 1973"; with 6 other books by Bernard Berenson including Aesthetics and History in the Visual Arts (New York, 1948), Sketch for a Self-Portrait (London, 1949), L' Arco di Costantino (Milan, 1952), Bibliografia di Bernard Berenson a cura di William Mostyn-Owen (Milan, 1955, ONE OF 1,000 COPIES), all the named items PRESENTATION COPIES to Mason and Florence Hammond; and another inscribed to the same by G. Agnew. Provenance: Professor Mason Hammond, Classical Scholar (1903-2002) & Florence Pierson Hammond (1909-99), and thence by descent. (9)
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