Lot 1087
Five Early American Leather Bound Books
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Octavo or smaller, to include: Tucker, Benjamin. Sacred and Profane History (Richmond: Jacob Johnson, 1806); Read, Collinson. The American Pleader's Assistant (New York: Hugh Maxwell, 1806); Tracy, The Count Destutt. A Treatise on Political Economy (Georgetown, D.C.: Joseph Milligan, 1817); Pacificus, Philo. The Friend of Peace (Greenfield, Massachusetts: Ansel Phelps, 1817); Cooke, Increase. The American Orator (New Haven: John Babcock & Son and Charleston: S. & W. R. Babcock, 1819).

Largest 8.5 x 5.25 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

All with some degree of foxing; generally sound binding; overall good condition.