Sammelband of old Americana catalogues from mostly booksellers and auctioneers. Various booksellers and auctioneers, English and American, circa 1895. About 15 catalogues of various length and sizes bound together in three-quarters leather with spine label reading "Americana." 8 x 5 1/2 inches (21 x 14 cm). The binding worn and detaching, sold as is.
An interesting glimpse into the Americana trade in the final decade of the 19th century. The volumes opens with "an exceptionally fine collection" sold by Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 1895, listing some wonderful items such as The Federalist, letters by George Washington, etc.; other catalogues include those by Henry Stevens (London); Charles L. Woodward (NY); Noah Farnham Morrison (NJ-Headquarters for Jerseyana); John H. Cadby (New Haven); Bangs & Co., (NY); Francis Harper (NY); Putnam's Notes on New Books, October 1895; George Littlefield (Boston).
Sold for $221
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