Sale 19JJ05 | Lot 58

[DAVIS, J.] Essays on Various Subjects. Written for the Amusement of Everybody, by one who is considered Nobody.

Catalogue: Americana & Hunting Books from the Estate of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

Lot Details

Lot 58
[DAVIS, J.] Essays on Various Subjects. Written for the Amusement of Everybody, by one who is considered Nobody.
New York: J. W. Bell, 1835. First edition, first issue. Publisher's cloth, printed paper label to the spine, preserved in custom clamshell box. 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches; [vi], 149 pp. Boards a bit faded and worn at extremities, spine label rubbed with some loss, foxing throughout, loss to lower corner of front free endpaper, contemporary ownership inscription to front pastedown.
Rare first edition, first issue, with the "s" in "sportsmen" in the second line of p. [1] present and in the proper font. Henderson attributes authorship to J. Davis based on the Van Winkle copy, which was inscribed "with the compliments of J. Davis Author." American Imprints 31538; Biscotti, Foxhunting, p. 146; Gee, p. 71; Heller 2:594; Henderson, p. 100; Maclay sale, lot 213; Phillips, p. 115.


C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Estimate: $200 - $400
Sold for $125 (includes buyer's premium)

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Americana & Hunting Books from the Estate of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 10am EDT