1889 CATALOG of the AMERICANA LIBRARY of SAMUEL LATHAM MITCHELL BARLOW First Edition
CATALOG of the AMERICAN LIBRARY of the late SAMUEL LATHAM MITCHELL BARLOW. Prepared by James Osborne Wright.
NEW YORK: Douglas Taylor, Printer, 1889. First Edition.
A catalog containing 2,784 lots of Americana collected by Samuel Latham Mitchell Barlow, b.1826 d.1899. The collection was auctioned by the Executor of the Estate.
Hardcovers, leather spine and corners with marbled paper covered boards, front cover detached but present, five raised spine bands, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, 7x10 inches, xv, 450 pages plus 10 pages of "Prices Realized" at the rear. Illustrated with plates of some of the items being offered.
CONDITION: Front cover disbound but present, as noted above, the rear cover is holding on only by the cord bindings, both covers have some wear to the edges and corners but are attractive and suitable to be used in rebacking; the spine leather is chipped and worn but mostly present. Internally, the front free endpaper has some indents and a little edge chipping, the text pages are lightly toned, there is an auction hammer price written in ink beside each lot by a previous owner; overall the inner pages are nice, tight, bright, clean and clear.
About SAMUEL LATHAM MITCHELL BARLOW (from an 1866 article):
******BARLOW, Samuel Latham Mitchell, lawyer, born in Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 5 June 1826. He was educated in New York City, where he has practiced law for nearly forty years. He has given much attention to the collection of rare and curious books. His library of Americana is among the largest in the country, and is only surpassed by the Brinley, Carter-Brown, and Lenox collections. In connection with Henry Harrisse he edited "Notes on Columbus," an invaluable work for the biography and bibliography of the discoverer of the new world.******