A Catalogue of the Entire Library of Andrew Wight, of Philadelphia. Also, Selections from Another Library. Prepared by Joseph Sabin. To Be Sold by Auction, by James E. Cooley … 1864 …
Important 19th century book auction catalog prepared by noted bookseller and bibliographer of Americana, Joseph Sabin (1821–1881). “The Books described in this Catalogue comprise, it is believed, the largest collection relating to the United States that has ever been offered for sale at auction on this Continent. … Among the prominent features of the Library are the numerous works (over two hundred) printed by Benjamin Franklin, Keimer, Sower, the Bradford family, and other of the early American printers.” (p[iii], publisher’s “Notice”)
An advertisement on the inside rear wrapper announces the Fall 1864 of Sabin’s monumental Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery by Columbus to the Present Time.
Description: A Catalogue of the Entire Library of Andrew Wight, of Philadelphia. Also, Selections from Another Library. Prepared by Joseph Sabin. To Be Sold by Auction, by James E. Cooley … 1864 …
New York: [James E. Cooley] 498 Broadway, 1864. iv, –315pp. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Quires largely unopened. Ownership inscription on upper wrapper of “F.M. Elting.” Some separations to wrapper along upper joint and with some chipping at edges; Very Good.