Apr 08, 2021 - Sale 2563

Sale 2563 - Lot 19

Price Realized: $ 312
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
Boydell, James (Ship's-Husband)
The Merchant-Freighter's and Captains of Ships Assistant.

London: Printed for the Author and to be had at Lloyd's; [and] the New York, the New England, the Jamaica, and the Pensylvania Coffee-Houses, 1764.

First edition, folio, signed by Boydell on page two, [A-C]2, D-Z2, Aa-Bb2, Cc1; title page and following leaf heavily chipped with marginal loss; title and leaf of introduction followed by a series of typographical tables designed for calculating the dimensions of packages, tables with hand-cut tabs along the fore-edges; bound in parchment over boards, rebacked, branded by the Mercantile Library Co. of Philadelphia on both boards with corresponding bookplate inside front board; signature of George Forten [sometimes Fortune], American Revolutionary War-era master of the ships Anne and Live Oak on first leaf of introduction, binding worn, many leaves badly chipped; 12 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.

Rare at auction, Worldcat lists twelve copies; ESTC T85777 listing seven copies in U.S. libraries.