RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of February 10 at 7:00PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6:00PM ET To Participate After 6:00PM ET NEXT LOT PREVIOUS LOT
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
241   The American Museum Books  $500 Unopened $500 0 You must login to place a bid.
click to enlarge

click to enlarge

Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

#241 - The American Museum Books Estimate: $7,500+

Complete run of The American Museum, published by Mathew Carey from 1787 to 1792

Highly desirable complete run of The American Museum in twelve leatherbound volumes, originally published in Philadelphia by Mathew Carey from January 1787-December 1792. These volumes contain mixed editions, with third editions of Volume 1, No. 1-3 (January-March 1787); second editions of Vol. I, No. 4-6 (April-June 1787), Vol. 2, No. 1-6 (July-December 1787), and Vol. 3, No. 1-6 (January-June 1788); and first editions of the rest (Vol. 4-Vol. 12). The fold-out plates (e.g. the map of the Gulf Stream and Plan of African Ship's Lower Deck) are absent. Also includes Carey's The American Museum for the Year 1798; or Annual Register of Fugitive Pieces, Native and Modern, in a matching binding. In overall good to very good condition, with heavy wear to spines, partially missing spine labels, flaking to leather, cracked joints, and staining and toning to textblocks.

Published by Mathew Carey in Philadelphia, the American Museum was one of the first successful literary magazines in the United States: it published poetry, political columns, and news on affairs international and domestic. Included on the subscriber lists published herein are names like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington, all of whom were also contributors. The September 1787 magazine (represented here as a second edition), included the first periodical printing of the United States Constitution. Early printings of the Federalist Papers were published in the American Museum, and in it reported the proceedings of the first Congress, along with the debates over the adoption of the Bill of Rights in 1789.

back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 25.0% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted   All checks, cashiers checks, bank checks, or money orders are payable to R&R Auction Company of Massachusetts, LLC. RR Auction clients with an invoice $1000 or under will have the option to pay by credit card or Paypal. Please send Paypal payments to FinanceDepartment@rrauction.com.
Payment for items won in auction 602 is due by Monday, February 22nd unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Condition An item’s general condition is rated on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine. Additional specific details that would not be obvious from the illustration, if any, are mentioned in the description.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.