ATTEMPTING TO PURCHASE A REMAINDER STOCK, in an autograph letter, signed 20 March 1848 from Washington, D.C., to publishers Lindsay & Blakiston of Philadelphia.

4to. (1) p. Folded (old cellophane tape repair to a separated horizontal fold); binding traces along one edge. Item #37410

Below a list of 11 titles (from one to ten copies of each) and some calculations showing his balance with Lindsay & Blakiston, Colman reports "the above are on hand. Please say at what price you will sell what remains of this & mark for cash...I expect to be at the Trade sale in N.Y. & presume I shall have the pleasure of meeting one of you." We have encountered only a very few manuscripts surviving from 19th century American bookselling.

Price: $150.00

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