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LOGAN, James; Library of. - Two books from the famed Loganian Library, with James Logan's engraved bookplate on the front pastedowns.

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Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$3,067 - US$4,601
Price realised:  £1,550
ca. US$2,377
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Two books from the famed Loganian Library, with James Logan's engraved bookplate on the front pastedowns.
Comprising: 1) Abbot de VERTOT. The History of the Revolutions That happened in the Government of the Roman Republic. London: D. Midwinter, et. al., 1740. Vol. 1 only, 8vo (197 x 117 mm). Frontispiece, 2 folding maps. Contemporary calf gilt. Condition : small area at head of title torn; worn. 2) The Young Clerk’s Magazine: or, English Law-Repository. Philadelphia: John Dunlap and Joseph Crukshank, 1774. Contemporary calf. Provenance : John Smith, James Logan’s son-in-law (early signature on title). [With:] Het Nieuwe Testament . Amsterdam: Jan Marcuss, 1622. 16mo (97 x 50 mm). Early vellum. Provenance : James Logan (inscription on the front free endpaper in the hand of Deborah Logan?, “This book was James Logan’s”; and early manuscript annotations on the rear endpaper). “With knowledge, specialized learning in an amazing number of fields and book-buying acumen, [James Logan] formed a collection of books which, as substantive texts could not be matched in colonial America … He was a bookman extraordinary” (Library Company, James Logan: Bookman Extraordinary, 1971 exhibition catalogue).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: The Jay T. Snider Collection, featuring the History of Philadelphia and Important Americana
Date of the auction: 19 Nov 2008
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