MANUSCRIPT INVOICE FOR BLANK BOOKS BOUND FOR THE USE OF THE CIRCUIT SUPERIOR COURT OF LAW OF CHANCERY OF NICHOLAS COUNTY, VA., BY FREDERICK A. MAYO, DATED RICHMOND, 25 NOVEMBER, 1831. Frederick August Mayo, Thomas Jefferson's last bookbinder.

MANUSCRIPT INVOICE FOR BLANK BOOKS BOUND FOR THE USE OF THE CIRCUIT SUPERIOR COURT OF LAW OF CHANCERY OF NICHOLAS COUNTY, VA., BY FREDERICK A. MAYO, DATED RICHMOND, 25 NOVEMBER, 1831.

Folio sheet, with 18 line items, describing in detail Mayo's work, including ruling and binding various kinds of blank books required for keeping the court's records.These include: "One Chancery Order Book No. 1 (best) fiant lined with margin lined and ruled Index in the Book..."; "One Com. Law Orders No.1 Patent back & parchment corners..."; "One Chancery Court Docket No. 1 ruled to a verry particular pattern..." [etc.] The sheet lists Mayo's prices for the works, a total of $116.87 1/2. A few faint pencil notations in right margin. Addressed on verso to P. Burne, Esq., Merchant, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Va., with a circular date stamp, and "paid" in manuscript. Burne presumably acted as broker between Mayo and the Court, advancing payment to Mayo and being reimbursed by the court. A three line manuscript note on verso, near outer margin, notes "had to return same, and had to [?] our accounts, or copies thereof with the certificates annexed, as the accounts are to be [?] at the auditors office, the most of the Clerks have sent the original back." Old fold lines, neat archival repair along one vertical fold, with no loss; small hole at left margin due to loss of wax seal. Item #60252

Price: $2,250.00