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"Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington, the present bookseller on Chiswell-street, Moorfields…"
London: [1791], printed and sold by the author London: [1791]. printed and sold by the author. "First edition, 8vo, pp. xxxii, 344; engraved portrait (slightly offset onto title-p.), woodcut of the branch on p. 285; uncut; contemporary calf- backed marbled boards, spine a little perished and with an early leather repair to the joints; a good, sound copy, with the bookplate of Lee Edmonds Grove. Laid in is a letter addressed to Lackington dated Salisbury, Nov. 16, 1804 from John Malham (1747-1821, miscellaneous writer of arithmetics, navigational texts, and religious stories, among others) who was apparently in arrears with Lackington: ""The misfortunes into which I have sometimes fallen in the past have been productive of the most serious evils … at present every resource is totally drained, that I have much difficulty from my own bad health and a young sickly family, to subsist from week to week."" He tries to persuade Lackington into accepting ""at a fair price … any of my publications, as the Arithmetic or the Sermons. I should wish to balance the account in that way to your satisfaction, - being the only means in my power."" Malham goes on optimistically: ""I should wish to see your catalogue, to look forward to better days, which yet I hope for."""
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