Catalogue of the Valuable Private Library of Charles Deane, LL.D. Two parts. Complete.
Boston: C. F. Libbie & Co. March 8 - 10, 1898; March 29-April 4, 1898,
octavo, both parts bound together in boards and cloth with the blindstamp "Mercantile Library Co." along the side. viii, 182; 211 pp. C. F. Libbie & Co., Item #25766
4,153 lots. McKay 4754; 4762. "Although he never received an earned university degree, Deane came to be respected by members of the scholarly community as a productive and accurate historian. He collected texts and manuscripts related to early American history and edited them for publication in the journals of the historical societies to which he belonged...Among his colleages Deane was known for his generosity and his knowledge of bibliographic detail." Dickinson, Dictionary of American Book Collectors, p. 89. Illustrated with facsimiles of title pages. Shelf label at bottom of spine with wear to top of spine and scuffing to edges of boards. Front endpaper removed. Several faint Mercantile Library Co. rubber-stamp marks but no other Library markings with text clean and binding solid.