10-30-2016 10-30-2016
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2950B Boston
October 30, 2016 10:00 AMCalender
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Catalogue of the Books in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society, in Worcester, Massachusetts.

$62$50
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