New York: Bangs, Feb. 28–Mar. 5, 1859. 8vo, removed from previous binding and lacking covers. (2), 93, (1) pages; 1653 lots. Ruled and hand-priced in ink, with running daily totals. Some discoloration, mostly marginal. Good to very good. Item #5533
Sage’s most significant sale, and one of the most important U.S. sales of the 1850s. It brought $2,198.47, a record at the time. Q. David Bowers has written a wonderful book about Sage and the birth of the hobby in the United States, which is well worth reading. Adams 2 in his listing of Bangs catalogues. Attinelli 13. Davis 894. Ex Phil Carrigan Library.