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AUTOGRAPHS [cover title]
Boston, 1872. Oblong. Contemporary morocco, stamped in blind and gilt. Extremities rubbed, front hinge cracked. Several leaves loose. Contents clean. Good. Autograph album of noted bibliographer Charles Evans, containing the signatures of many prominent abolitionists. Signers include congressman Charles Sumner; abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison; preacher, author, and philosopher James Freeman Clarke; artist Edmund Quincy; historian Samuel Eliot; scientist Louis Agassiz; abolitionist and author Thomas Wentworth Higginson; actress Charlotte Cushman; author Elizabeth Stuart Phelps; abolitionist Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar; publisher James T. Fields; author William Adams; and other New England notables. Charles Evans (1850-1935) began his career as a librarian and bibliographer at the Boston Athenaeum (these autographs were collected during his last two years there) and is best known for his AMERICAN BIBLIOGRAPHY, a catalogue of American imprints from 1639 to 1800, cited as "Evans" in our cataloguing. He is noted as one of the American Library Association's 100 most important library leaders of the 20th century.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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