02-14-2013 02-14-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2637M Marlborough
February 14, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Whim Whams, by Four of Us.

Auction: Discovery - 2637M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: February 14, 2013 10:00AM


Whim Whams, by Four of Us. Boston: S.G. Goodrich, 1828.
18mo, frontispiece of the four authors printed on blue paper, rubbed, with discoloration and a hole, contemporary annotations in text, bound in contemporary half leather, boards detached, with related letters and ephemera inserted and tipped in; ex libris the Bostonian Society, with the estate of Jeremiah Colburn bookplate, scattered foxing, some edges chipped, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
The anonymous authors are Henry James Finn (1785-1840), James W. Miller (d. 1829), Moses Whitney Jr. (1802-1844), and Oliver C. Wyman (1771-1830). Inserted ephemera includes the original contract for the publication, signed by Samuel Goodrich, aka Peter Parley, and dated Boston, November 15, 1827; a letter concerning the book written by Wyman; a Wyman poem, a notice of Whim Whams from an 1871 newspaper or journal; a notice of the auction of Goodrich's estate; an advertisement for his publications, and a clipped obituary of James Oakes from 1878. Sabin 103296.
Estimate $200-300

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Samuel Goodrich, Oliver C. Wyman, Bostonian Society, Jeremiah Colburn, Henry James Finn, James W. Miller, Moses Whitney Jr., Peter Parley, James Oakes