Peremptory Sale, at No. 1112 Walnut St. -- Very Valuable Paintings, Engravings, and Illustrated Books. Catalogue of Very Rare and Splendid Original Oil Paintings, Engravings, & Illustrated Books the Private Collection of a Gentleman declining Housekeeping. To be Sold at Public Sale without Reserve, on Saturday, May 1, 1858...at His Residence. . .[Cover title]. American Art Auction Catalogue, M. Thomas, Sons.
Oil Paintings, Engravings and Illustrated Books by Birch, Durand, Leutze and Others

Peremptory Sale, at No. 1112 Walnut St. -- Very Valuable Paintings, Engravings, and Illustrated Books. Catalogue of Very Rare and Splendid Original Oil Paintings, Engravings, & Illustrated Books the Private Collection of a Gentleman declining Housekeeping. To be Sold at Public Sale without Reserve, on Saturday, May 1, 1858...at His Residence. . .[Cover title].

Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, Printers, 1858. Item #686

Large 8vo. 245 x 165 mm., [9 ½ x 6 ½ inches].  8 pp. Orig. printed wrappers (top corner chipped).


Rare Philadelphia auction catalogue which lists 35 paintings and engravings by T. Birch, A. B. Durand, E. Leutze., and others, and 37 elegantly illustrated books.  Moses Thomas and Sons appear to have begun business in Philadelphia in 1823 and continued in business until 1906, moving a number of times in and around Center City during its 73 year of existence.


This catalogue appears to quite rare.  No copy is cited in OCLC and McKay cites only one copy at Historical Society of Philadelphia.  Does not appear in the Library Catalogue database.


McKay,  American Book Auction Catalogues, 756.   See McKay pp. 29-33 for information on Philadelphia auctioneers and Moses Thomas in particular. (686)

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Price: $385.00