CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY BELONGING TO MR. THOMAS W. FIELD. With SUPPLEMENT TO THE CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF MR. T.W. FIELD, INCLUDING BOOKS OMITTED IN THAT LIST.
(Field, Thomas W.).
2 volumes bound in 1.
- New York: Bangs, Merwin & Co. 1875.
- half red leather with marbled paper covered boards, later cloth slipcase with chemise.
- viii,376; (ii),59 pages.
- Order Nr. 3737
- Price: $251.00 other currencies
McKay 1985 and 1988, completely priced in the margin of the main catalogue and the supplement. Field (1821-1881) was a Brooklyn teacher who made his fortune in real estate. The largest portion of his library was devoted to the history and culture of the North American Indian. Significant buyers at the sale included William M. Darlington, Samuel W. Pennypacker, and Brayton Ives (see Dickinson, Dictionary of American Book Collectors. p. 116). Describes 2663 and 661items. Ex library copy with markings including the name of the library perforated on the title page. Covers very worn and detached. Paper is acidic and has pieces chipped away along edges. Book block loose. Housed in a cloth case.