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Auction archive: Lot number 35

G.G. Evans' Great Gift Book Store. The most extensive and the only Original Establishment of the kind in the United States...

Estimate
US$200 - US$300
Price realised:
US$120
Auction archive: Lot number 35

G.G. Evans' Great Gift Book Store. The most extensive and the only Original Establishment of the kind in the United States...

Estimate
US$200 - US$300
Price realised:
US$120
Beschreibung:

Title: G.G. Evans' Great Gift Book Store. The most extensive and the only Original Establishment of the kind in the United States... Author: Place: Philadelphia Publisher: Date: 1859 Description: [1], 2-48 pp. Illustrated wrappers, printed in red and black; stitched. printed in double column format. Publisher/bookseller's trade catalogue presenting the entire catalogue of standard works available from the book store of G.G. Evans of Philadelphia and touting their innovative "Gift-Book System." Beginning in 1854, G.G. Evans ran a retail shop pioneeing the sale of remaindered books with a lottery free "gift" with purchase, said to range in cost from 25 cents to $100. He described the system as "[t]he most liberal mode of disposing of a large stock of books ever known." Booksellers, take note. Two engravings by J. Spittall on the catalogue's red-and-black printed wrappers depict Evans' headquarter building and an expansive interior view of the book store. Lot Amendments Condition: Wrappers dust-soiled, tanned; some internal spotting; mild paper loss to rear wrap; inside front wrap corner has a previous owner's small clear tape mend. Item number: 306350

Auction archive: Lot number 35
Auction:
Datum:
13 Dec 2018
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: G.G. Evans' Great Gift Book Store. The most extensive and the only Original Establishment of the kind in the United States... Author: Place: Philadelphia Publisher: Date: 1859 Description: [1], 2-48 pp. Illustrated wrappers, printed in red and black; stitched. printed in double column format. Publisher/bookseller's trade catalogue presenting the entire catalogue of standard works available from the book store of G.G. Evans of Philadelphia and touting their innovative "Gift-Book System." Beginning in 1854, G.G. Evans ran a retail shop pioneeing the sale of remaindered books with a lottery free "gift" with purchase, said to range in cost from 25 cents to $100. He described the system as "[t]he most liberal mode of disposing of a large stock of books ever known." Booksellers, take note. Two engravings by J. Spittall on the catalogue's red-and-black printed wrappers depict Evans' headquarter building and an expansive interior view of the book store. Lot Amendments Condition: Wrappers dust-soiled, tanned; some internal spotting; mild paper loss to rear wrap; inside front wrap corner has a previous owner's small clear tape mend. Item number: 306350

Auction archive: Lot number 35
Auction:
Datum:
13 Dec 2018
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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