March: On the Prowl on eBay
The next item was very interesting. Here is its description:
Catalogs of New England Colleges 1872-73
“This collection of 16 New England College Catalogs for the school year 1872-1873 are bound together in one large volume. These catalogs were collected by A.K.Tule and his signature is in the front of the book. The catalogs for colleges and universities are as follows: MAINE: Bates College, Bowdoin College and Colby University. NEW HAMPSHIRE: Dartmouth College. VERMONT: Middlebury College and The University of Vermont. MASSACHUSETTS: Amherst College, Boston College, Harvard University, College of the Holy Cross, Tufts College and Williams College. RHODE ISLAND: Brown University. CONNECTICUT: Trinity College, Wesleyan University and Yale College. All of these 132 year old catalogs are complete and in extremely good condition. The catalogs are bound in a 3/4 leather binding with raised spine and marbleized boards. The top board is detached. Otherwise the binding is in good condition. This rare collection of catalogs of New England colleges is in extremely good condition. Buyer pays shipping & insurance.”
I bought this sammelband for $67.00, a bargain.
The same seller had another sammelband. So what is a sammelband? It’s an anthology, miscellany or omnibus volume.
Collection of 24 Antique Sermons – American Churches
“This collection of 24 American Sermons are bound in one large volume. These sermons were bound together circa 1880 in a 3/4 leather binding with a raised spine and marbleized boards. Many of these sermons date from the early 19th century and the oldest was given and printed in 1804. Many of these sermons were given during the Civil War and most of the sermons in this book date from before 1865. In addition to the sermons there is an interesting booklet with a description of the Episcopal Church missions in Africa. This booklet dates from 1866 and comes with fold out maps and prints. All of the Sermons in this large book are in very good condition. This binding itself is in very good condition, with the exception of some minor wear around the edges. Buyer pays shipping & insurance.”
I paid $107.50. There were 9 bids. This was another bargain.
On the same day, the 12th, I bought “ MEMOIR OF THE EARLY LIFE OF WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF... Newburgh Philo B. Pratt 1817 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+. Second American Edition from the 2nd London Edition. Clean brown paper covered boards with black lettering. Tight, clean & intact copy. Rough cut page edges. The history of Cowper, as a man of letters and a poet. Autobiography. Religion; 16mo; 119 pages”.
The first edition of Lewis and Clarke in original boards, printed in Philadelphia the previous year, sells for about $250,000. This book, in original boards, sold for $15.55.