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Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 244

A salesman's sample

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500 $ - 800 $
Zuschlagspreis:
n. a.
Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 244

A salesman's sample

Schätzpreis
500 $ - 800 $
Zuschlagspreis:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

A salesman's sample The Great West, 1857 [HOWE, Henry (1816-1893). The Great West. New York: George F. Tuttle, 1857.] Unusual salesman's dummy for a popular view book. The simply colored views include those of San Francisco, Oregon, Salt Lake, the Alamo, etc. This salesman's display copy belonged to Almeron Monk and is an evocative survival of door-to-door book salesmanship. The certificate includes a charming vignette of a book salesman showing his wares to a well-to-do family, captioned "Good books impart Knowledge, promote Virtue, and confer Happiness." Octavo (219 x 142mm). 22 colored wood-engraved plates by Telfer of Cincinnati, including the half-title (light toning/spotting). One double-page letterpress prospectus at end, the verso of last page with a subscriber's contract and signatures of five subscribers. There is a printed certificate of agency pasted to the inside front cover, accomplished in manuscript to authorize Mr Almeron Monk as the sole agent for this title in Onondaga County, New York. Original black roan (minor rubbing to extremities, hinges cracked).

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 244
Auktion:
Datum:
26.05.2022
Auktionshaus:
Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
London, SW1Y 6QT
Großbritannien und Nordirland
+44 (0)20 7839 9060
+44 (0)20 73892869
Beschreibung:

A salesman's sample The Great West, 1857 [HOWE, Henry (1816-1893). The Great West. New York: George F. Tuttle, 1857.] Unusual salesman's dummy for a popular view book. The simply colored views include those of San Francisco, Oregon, Salt Lake, the Alamo, etc. This salesman's display copy belonged to Almeron Monk and is an evocative survival of door-to-door book salesmanship. The certificate includes a charming vignette of a book salesman showing his wares to a well-to-do family, captioned "Good books impart Knowledge, promote Virtue, and confer Happiness." Octavo (219 x 142mm). 22 colored wood-engraved plates by Telfer of Cincinnati, including the half-title (light toning/spotting). One double-page letterpress prospectus at end, the verso of last page with a subscriber's contract and signatures of five subscribers. There is a printed certificate of agency pasted to the inside front cover, accomplished in manuscript to authorize Mr Almeron Monk as the sole agent for this title in Onondaga County, New York. Original black roan (minor rubbing to extremities, hinges cracked).

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 244
Auktion:
Datum:
26.05.2022
Auktionshaus:
Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
London, SW1Y 6QT
Großbritannien und Nordirland
+44 (0)20 7839 9060
+44 (0)20 73892869
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