Salesman's Sample Book for "New York and Its Institutions, 1609-1871. A Magazine of Information, Pertaining to the Great Metropolis..." With Partial List of Subscribers, Many from Cutchogue, Long Island NY
(Americana - Long Island - 19th Century - Publishing History)

New York: EB Treat, 1871. F A salesman's sample for this book; at front are the examples of leather and decorative cloth binding available; followed by text pages and illustrations; at back of volume the customer order list is tipped-in; the "Agent" being Wm. W. Sterling; with 21 names listed as potential customers, giving residence and occasionally the occupation of the buyers and the style of binding requested; the buyer group mainly from Cutchogue, New Suffolk, Mattituck, Greenport in Suffolk County Long Island; including N. Hubbell; L.F. Terry, Mrs. Barbara Krouse; Alfred Smith, Harrison Hallock; Luther Ackerly; Warren L. Tuthill; Wm. R. Duvall; B. F. Moore, others; bound in the original decorative cloth covered boards, gilt cover and spine titles; some tears and loosening to binding, one illustration 1/2 torn away; rubbing to tips, edgewear; in good condition overall and a good primary resource for the study of readership and interest in this title on the east end of Long Island and for the history of book sales and distribution there. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 22713)


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