RICKERBY

[ American Bookselling ] The American Catalogue of Books: or, English Guide to American Literature, giving the full title of original works published in the United States since the year 1800.

Author: 
Sampson Low, Son, & Co. [AMERICAN CATALOGUE OF BOOKS]
Publication details: 
London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 47, Ludgate Hill, American Booksellers and Publishers. 1856. [Printed by M. S. Rickerby, 73, Cannon Street, City.]
£320.00

Pages: vii + 180. Good, on aged paper. Vignette engraving by Lee of Benjamin Franklin on title-page. With stamps of the Mercantile Library, Philadelphia. In modern brown cloth binding, with new endpapers. Subtitled 'With especial reference to works of interest to Great Britain. With the prices at which they may be obtained in London.' No other copy traced.

[Children's book by Darton and Harvey] The Voyages and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe: who was Shipwrecked on the Coast of America, and cast ashore on an uninhabited Island, where he resided twenty-eight years. Written by himself.

Author: 
[Daniel Defoe; Darton and Harvey, London children's booksellers and publishers; Joseph Rickerby, Printer, Sherbourn Lane]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch-street. 1837. [London: Joseph Rickerby, Printer, Sherbourn-lane.]
£250.00

45 + [ii] pp. Frontispiece. Two pages of advertisements of the firm's books at end. In original pink printed boards with further advertisements for the firm on back. Lightly-aged in worn boards with wear to spine. Scarce: no copy of this 1837 Darton & Harvey edition on COPAC, which lists only four copies by them alone: one from 1831 (NLS), two from 1834 (TCD and Bodleian), and one from 1838 (V&A). This title does not feature in Linda David's catalogue of the 1992 Lilly Library exhibition of 'Children's books published by William Darton and his sons'.

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