A CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY IN CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS.
- Cambridge MA: E.W. Metcalf & Co., 1830-1831.
- original cloth-backed paper cover boards, paper spine labels
- vol 1: xvii, (3), 490; vol 2: (2), (491)-952, (2); vol 3: xii, 233, (1); vol 4: viii, 224 pages
Price: $1,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 79897
First of the 19th-century catalogues of Harvard's holdings, here uncut and unopened in four volumes, including the Catalogue of the Maps and Charts, which was published shortly after the three main volumes. Front free endpaper of volume one with inked inscription by Harvard President Josiah Quincy. Bookplate of the Library of the Incorporated German Society in Philadelphia in all four volumes. Worn and soiled / stained but sound, with spines sunned and front lower outer corner of volume one chipped. Ex-social club library: 19th-century bookplates, endpapers with call number, rubber-stamp on title-pages and a few others, no other markings. A complete set with the scarce forth volume on maps, complete with a lovely provenance.
Provenance: Inscribed to a Philadelphia social club "from the President & Fellows of Harvard University," signed by Josiah Quincy. Quincy was an American educator and political figure, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for Massachusetts as a member of the Federalist party, as well as the Massachusetts State House of Representatives. After he became the President of Harvard Unviersity from 1829 to 1845.
American Imprints 1772 & 7465; Sabin 30729 (vols. 1-3) & 30730 (maps). From the reference library of Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts with their bookplate included.