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Catalogue of the Books in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society, in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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2950B
Lot:
200
Sold for:
$62$50

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Catalogue of the Books in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester: by Henry J. Howland for the Society, 1837. First edition, octavo, half textured cloth with paper label, worn, occasional light foxing to contents, untrimmed, contemporary ownership inscriptions to ffep, 9 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.
"The catalogue now published is almost wholly the work of the late lamented librarian, Christopher C. Baldwin, whose decease the Society deplores as an irreparable loss. It was prepared by him with great care and labor, and is a monument of his untiring industry. It has been completed and brought up to the present date by the acting librarian, Maturin L. Fisher." (Quoted from the preface, page 8).
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

Christopher C. Baldwin, Henry J. Howland, Maturin L. Fisher, American Antiquarian Society, Book collecting, Foxing, Massachusetts, Papermaking, Worcester, Massachusetts

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