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2V John Sanderson THE AMERICAN IN PARIS 1839 Very Rare
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2V John Sanderson THE AMERICAN IN PARIS 1839 Very Rare Antique Complete Set Letters Havre Agriculture Trade Boulevards Palais Royale Tuileries Infernal Machine Museums Botanic Garden Bois de Boulogne Seine Theatre Execution of Fieschi Mardi Gras Dame Blanche Parties Weather

Title: The American in Paris
Author: John Sanderson
Publisher: Carey and Hart
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1839
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Bound in blindstamped cloth, this very rare antique set is complete in two volumes. “You have no sooner a guinea in London than you have none. In addition to the ways and means I pointed out in my last, gather together the letters I wrote you from Paris, and offer them to the booksellers. There are enough, if you have preserved them, for a volume. Those from London reserve until time has made the necessary additons for volume the second. I had partly the intention, in writing these letters, to dress them up one day into some kind of shape for the Public. I am not certain they are fit to be seen in their present dishabille-but leave that to the purchaser. A Pretty woman slip-shod is a pretty woman still, and she is not so much improved as you think by her court dress. Tell the Public I do not mean them for great things: I am no critic, no politician, no political economist; but only, as Shakspeare would say, “a snapper up of inconsiderate trifles.â€-Under this title I have the honor to be, with the most perfect consideration, the Public’s very obedient, humble servant.†(From the Preface) Some topics discussed in these letters include: le Havre, agriculture, trade, Boulevards, Palais Royale, Tuileries, Infernal Machine, museums, Botanic Garden, Bois de Boulogne, Seine, theatre, execution of Fieschi, Mardi Gras, Dame Blanche, parties, weather, and more.
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes display some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing, with minor loss and soiling. The hinges are cracked on both volumes, with cracked text blocks and some loose pages. Text is clear and legible through mild/moderate age toning/foxing, with scattered soiling. Page 23/24 in volume I is sewn together where torn. Bookplates from Ransom Birdsall’s Circulating Library are affixed to the front pastedown endpapers.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
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2V John Sanderson THE AMERICAN IN PARIS 1839 Very Rare

Estimate $70 - $200
Jun 09, 2019
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1060: 2V John Sanderson THE AMERICAN IN PARIS 1839 Very Rare

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Est. $70 - $200Starting Price $10
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2V John Sanderson THE AMERICAN IN PARIS 1839 Very Rare Antique Complete Set Letters Havre Agriculture Trade Boulevards Palais Royale Tuileries Infernal Machine Museums Botanic Garden Bois de Boulogne Seine Theatre Execution of Fieschi Mardi Gras Dame Blanche Parties Weather

Title: The American in Paris
Author: John Sanderson
Publisher: Carey and Hart
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1839
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Bound in blindstamped cloth, this very rare antique set is complete in two volumes. “You have no sooner a guinea in London than you have none. In addition to the ways and means I pointed out in my last, gather together the letters I wrote you from Paris, and offer them to the booksellers. There are enough, if you have preserved them, for a volume. Those from London reserve until time has made the necessary additons for volume the second. I had partly the intention, in writing these letters, to dress them up one day into some kind of shape for the Public. I am not certain they are fit to be seen in their present dishabille-but leave that to the purchaser. A Pretty woman slip-shod is a pretty woman still, and she is not so much improved as you think by her court dress. Tell the Public I do not mean them for great things: I am no critic, no politician, no political economist; but only, as Shakspeare would say, “a snapper up of inconsiderate trifles.â€-Under this title I have the honor to be, with the most perfect consideration, the Public’s very obedient, humble servant.†(From the Preface) Some topics discussed in these letters include: le Havre, agriculture, trade, Boulevards, Palais Royale, Tuileries, Infernal Machine, museums, Botanic Garden, Bois de Boulogne, Seine, theatre, execution of Fieschi, Mardi Gras, Dame Blanche, parties, weather, and more.
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes display some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing, with minor loss and soiling. The hinges are cracked on both volumes, with cracked text blocks and some loose pages. Text is clear and legible through mild/moderate age toning/foxing, with scattered soiling. Page 23/24 in volume I is sewn together where torn. Bookplates from Ransom Birdsall’s Circulating Library are affixed to the front pastedown endpapers.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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