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by International Autograph Auctions
March 2, 2013, 12:00 PM GMT | Heathrow, United Kingdom    Live Auction

Lot 1041: HOLMES SR. OLIVER WENDELL: (1809-1894) American (10 views)

HOLMES SR. OLIVER WENDELL: (1809-1894) American
Estimated Price: £80 - £100
Description: HOLMES SR. OLIVER WENDELL: (1809-1894) American Physician and Poet. A.L.S., O W Holmes, two pages, 8vo, Beacon Street, 30th April n.y., to a gentleman, apparently Professor Charles Wing. Holmes states that he had hoped to see his corresondent to thank him personally for two glasses which he has returned. He continues 'I am not very skilful with the more difficult tests but the manner in which the objective shewed....was to my eye very satisfactory. I was also much interested in the preparatory microscope which in young and steady hands would I should think prove excellent in the preliminary arrangement of specimins for the higher powers.' In concluding he asks to know the cost of the instruments which he would like to know 'as many enquiries are made of me about instruments'. With blank integral leaf. VG
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by International Autograph Auctions
Auction Title
Autograph Auction (Re-scheduled)
Auction Date
March 2, 2013, 12:00 PM GMT
Location
  • Radisson Edwardian Hotel
  • 140 Bath Road
  • Heathrow, MDX UK
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Viewing Notes
NB - BIDDING WILL START FROM LOT 695. This auction is re-scheduled from Sunday, 24th February due to a power failure in the hotel and surrounding area. Lots 695-1146 of the original auction are now being offered for sale on Saturday, 2nd March at 12 noon. Existing commission bids will remain in place, although we are accepting additional bids and the sale will also be hosted live in the usual fashion.
Display Notes
NB - BIDDING WILL START FROM LOT 695. This auction is re-scheduled from Sunday, 24th February due to a power failure in the hotel and surrounding area. Lots 695-1146 of the original auction are now being offered for sale on Saturday, 2nd March at 12 noon. Existing commission bids will remain in place, although we are accepting additional bids and the sale will also be hosted live in the usual fashion.
Buyer's Premium
25.5%
Methods of Payment
MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Other, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer
Packing and Shipping
Lots will only be released once payment in full has been received from the Purchaser.

Lots will be dispatched (upon receipt of payment) by Special Delivery, insured or air mail post and bulky or expensive lots will be sent via a professional freight company unless written instructions to the contrary are received at the sole cost and risk of the Purchaser.

Postage is subject to VAT at 20% within the EU

The Auctioneers will provide full customs declarations on the Hammer Price plus the Purchaser's premium and Purchaser's shall be responsible for any customs charges made by the country of import.

A charge will be made for the packing of deliveries which is subject to VAT at 20% within the EU.
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Terms and Conditions Autograph Auction (Re-scheduled)

Buyers Terms & Conditions
1. Interpretation
1.1. "Auctioneers" means " International Autograph Auctions Ltd. "

1.2. "Catalogue" means the brochure relating to a sale (including any addendum thereto) and any other related documents and advertisements.

1.3. "Conditions" means these terms and conditions of sale

1.4. "Hammer Price" means the price at which a lot is knocked down by the Auctioneers to the Purchaser.

1.5. "Purchaser" means the person who purchases a lot or lots pursuant to these conditions.

1.6. "Seller" means the person who is selling the lot or lots pursuant to these conditions.

1.7. "VAT" means Value Added Tax.

2. Bidding
2.1. The highest bidder for each lot shall be the Purchaser of that lot.

2.2. No person shall be entitled to retract a bid. The Auctioneers reserve the right of refusing any bid without giving any reason and of altering, adding to, dividing, consolidating or withdrawing any lot or lots for sale.

2.3. The Auctioneers reserve the right to fix a reserve price for any lot at a figure no higher than the lower estimate.

2.4. The Auctioneers reserve the right to bid on behalf of the Seller on lots which are subject to a reserve price. The Seller shall not be entitled to bid where the Auctioneers have reserved such a right.

2.5. In the case of a dispute as to any bid the Auctioneers may immediately determine the dispute or put up the lot again at the last undisputed bid or withdraw the lot.

2.6. The Auctioneers will accept written commission bids free of charge from any person who is unable to attend the sale. Bids will also be accepted by telephone and fax at the sender's risk.

2.7. Lots will not normally be sold at less than two-thirds bottom estimate.

3. Payment
3.1. Each Purchaser shall give in his name and address and proof of identity (if required) to the Auctioneers at a sale and shall if required pay such deposit as the Auctioneers may specify.

3.2. The Purchaser shall pay the Hammer Price together with a premium of 24% on the Hammer Price (this amount includes VAT and must not be shown separately or claimed as input tax). By the making of any bid the Purchaser acknowledges that his attention had been drawn to this fact and that he assents to the Auctioneers receiving the said commission. A 20% premium will be payable by Purchasers outside the European Union (EU). Zero-rated goods such as books will be subject to a premium of 20% whether within or outside the EU unless entered by a VAT registered Seller.

3.3. Items marked with an asterisk * in the Catalogue after the lot number and before the description will be subject to VAT at 20% on the Hammer Price (not chargeable to Purchasers outside of the EU).

3.4. Payments for lots must be made in cash, bankers draft or cheque guaranteed by the bank upon which it is drawn. Lots will not be released against cheques from Purchasers unknown to the Auctioneers until cleared by such Purchaser's bank. Payment is accepted by Visa and Mastercard. A surcharge of 3% plus VAT will be levied to accounts settled by credit cards. Payment is also accepted by most debit cards with no surcharge.

3.5. Overseas clients are requested to settle accounts by USA Dollars or Sterling bank transfer (details upon request), by Sterling cheques only if drawn on major English clearing houses, by Visa or Mastercard (a surcharge of 3% plus VAT [clients outside the EU exempt from VAT] will be levied to accounts settled by this method) or if payment is made on personal accounts in foreign currency the client is requested to add the equivalent of a further £10 to cover bank conversion charges. The Auctioneer reserves the right to claim back from the Purchasers any shortfall due to bank charges or currency fluctuations on that account.

3.6. No lots will be released by the Auctioneers until receipt of payment in full from the Purchaser.

4. Risk
4.1. All lots shall be the sole risk of the Purchaser from the fall of the hammer.

4.2. The Purchaser shall take all lots in the condition in which he finds them. It is the responsibility of all intending Purchasers to satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the authenticity in the authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any lot.

5. Liability
5.1. Neither the Seller of any lot nor the Auctioneers make or give nor has any person in the employment of the Auctioneers any authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to any lot and any implied conditions or warranties are excluded.

5.2. All statements contained in the Catalogue as to the authenticity, attribution, genuineness, origin, authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any lot are statements of opinion only and are not to be taken as or implying statements or representations of fact. Lots are sold subject to all faults and errors in description or otherwise.

5.3. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 5.1. and 5.2. of these Conditions in the event of a dispute as to authenticity of any lot(s) the item or items in question should be returned to the Auctioneers within 21 days of receipt by the Purchaser of such lot(s) together with a formal statement by a recognised expert The Auctioneers shall at their option and without admission of liability reimburse the price paid by the Purchaser in respect of such lot(s). This does not constitute an approval service.

5.4. Neither the Auctioneers nor the Seller shall be responsible for any loss, damage or injury occasioned to or sustained by any person on the premises before, during or after a sale save in respect of death or personal injury caused by negligence of the Seller or the Auctioneers.

6. Capacity of Auctioneers
For all purposes of a sale the Auctioneers shall be deemed to be the agent of both the Seller and the Purchaser and they shall not be considered responsible for any default on the part of either the Seller or Purchaser.

7. Delivery
7.1. Lots will only be released once payment in full has been received from the Purchaser.

7.2. Lots will be dispatched (upon receipt of payment) by Special Delivery, insured or air mail post and bulky or expensive lots will be sent via a professional freight company unless written instructions to the contrary are received at the sole cost and risk of the Purchaser.

7.3. Postage is subject to VAT at 20% within the EU

7.4. The Auctioneers will provide full customs declarations on the Hammer Price plus the Purchaser's premium and Purchaser's shall be responsible for any customs charges made by the country of import.

7.5. A charge will be made for the packing of deliveries which is subject to VAT at 20% within the EU.

8. Auctioneers Remedies
In the event that the Purchaser fails to pay for any lot(s) in full pursuant to these Conditions then the Auctioneers shall be entitled:
8.1. to rescind the sale of the relevant lot(s)

8.2. to resell the lot(s) without further notice either by public or private sale and the deficiency (if any) arising from such second sale together with all charges and expenses relating to the same shall be the responsibility of the defaulting Purchaser and shall be recoverable as and for liquidated damages.

9. Jurisdiction
These Conditions shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Online Bidding
International Autograph Auctions Ltd. offer an online bidding service via Invaluable.com & AuctionZip.com for bidders who cannot attend the sale.
In completing the bidder registration on these sites and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with International Autograph Auctions Ltd. you
1. authorise International Autograph Auctions Ltd., if they so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via invaluable.com or auctionzip.com, and

2. confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to International Autograph Auctions Ltd. through www.invaluable.com or www.auctionzip.com and agree that International Autograph Auctions Ltd. are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale.
Please note that any lots purchased via Invaluable.com or AuctionZip.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price
Payment
Each Purchaser shall give in his name and address and proof of identity (if required) to the Auctioneers at a sale and shall if required pay such deposit as the Auctioneers may specify.

The Purchaser shall pay the Hammer Price together with a premium of 24% on the Hammer Price (this amount includes VAT and must not be shown separately or claimed as input tax). By the making of any bid the Purchaser acknowledges that his attention had been drawn to this fact and that he assents to the Auctioneers receiving the said commission. A 20% premium will be payable by Purchasers outside the European Union (EU). Zero-rated goods such as books will be subject to a premium of 20% whether within or outside the EU unless entered by a VAT registered Seller.

Items marked with an asterisk * in the Catalogue after the lot number and before the description will be subject to VAT at 20% on the Hammer Price (not chargeable to Purchasers outside of the EU).

Payments for lots must be made in cash, bankers draft or cheque guaranteed by the bank upon which it is drawn. Lots will not be released against cheques from Purchasers unknown to the Auctioneers until cleared by such Purchaser's bank. Payment is accepted by Visa and Mastercard. A surcharge of 3% plus VAT will be levied to accounts settled by credit cards. Payment is also accepted by most debit cards with no surcharge.

Overseas clients are requested to settle accounts by USA Dollars or Sterling bank transfer (details upon request), by Sterling cheques only if drawn on major English clearing houses, by Visa or Mastercard (a surcharge of 3% plus VAT [clients outside the EU exempt from VAT] will be levied to accounts settled by this method) or if payment is made on personal accounts in foreign currency the client is requested to add the equivalent of a further £10 to cover bank conversion charges. The Auctioneer reserves the right to claim back from the Purchasers any shortfall due to bank charges or currency fluctuations on that account.

No lots will be released by the Auctioneers until receipt of payment in full from the Purchaser.
Risk
All lots shall be the sole risk of the Purchaser from the fall of the hammer.

The Purchaser shall take all lots in the condition in which he finds them. It is the responsibility of all intending Purchasers to satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the authenticity in the authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any lot.
Delivery
Lots will only be released once payment in full has been received from the Purchaser.

Lots will be dispatched (upon receipt of payment) by Special Delivery, insured or air mail post and bulky or expensive lots will be sent via a professional freight company unless written instructions to the contrary are received at the sole cost and risk of the Purchaser.

Postage is subject to VAT at 20% within the EU

The Auctioneers will provide full customs declarations on the Hammer Price plus the Purchaser's premium and Purchaser's shall be responsible for any customs charges made by the country of import.

A charge will be made for the packing of deliveries which is subject to VAT at 20% within the EU.

Shipping

Lots will only be released once payment in full has been received from the Purchaser.

Lots will be dispatched (upon receipt of payment) by Special Delivery, insured or air mail post and bulky or expensive lots will be sent via a professional freight company unless written instructions to the contrary are received at the sole cost and risk of the Purchaser.

Postage is subject to VAT at 20% within the EU

The Auctioneers will provide full customs declarations on the Hammer Price plus the Purchaser's premium and Purchaser's shall be responsible for any customs charges made by the country of import.

A charge will be made for the packing of deliveries which is subject to VAT at 20% within the EU.

Accepted Forms of Payment

MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Other, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

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Lot 1041: HOLMES SR. OLIVER WENDELL: (1809-1894) American
International Autograph Auctions
Autograph Auction (Re-scheduled)
March 2, 2013, 12:00 PM GMT