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Catalogue of the Books in the Library of - AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY - 1837. 
Worcester: by Henry J. Howland for the Society, 1837. 8vo. Contemporary green cloth-backed boards, paper spine labelProvenance: William Brigham (presentation inscription by William Lincoln); George Dow (later inscription)A presentation copy of the first comprehensive catalogue of the library of the American Antiquarian Society.American Antiquarian Society founder, Isaiah Thomas prepared several lists of donations, some published annually beginning in 1814. The publication of a comprehensive catalog was voted at the October 23, 1816 meeting of the Society, though took many years to complete. "The catalogue now published is almost wholly the work of the late lamented librarian, Christopher C. Baldwin, whose decease the Society deplores as an irreparable loss. It was prepared by him with great care and labor, and is a monument of his untiring industry. It has been completed and brought up to the present date by the acting librarian, Maturin L. Fisher" (preface). With separate pagination for each alphabetical section, as issued.This copy inscribed by American Antiquarian Society secretary, librarian and benefactor William Lincoln to William Brigham (1806-1869), a Massachusetts attorney and historian.Sabin 1050; Singerman 1655.
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