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Colton, J. H.
Cover: Subscribers to Colton …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).
Colton, J. H.
Title Page: Subscribers to C …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Title Page to) Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).
Note J.C. French's subscription book, Cambridge, Mass. Jared Sparks (President of Harvard) is the first subscriber, followed by C.S. Cartee, and other eminent men. This book reveals that the Atlas was published in 27 parts starting in 1854, and was still available in parts in 1855 (see news articles in rear). Prices, bindings, coloring detailed. Apparently the atlas was only available by subscription in 1854, 55, 56, and part of 57. The list ends in 1857, perhaps indicating that the marketing changed, or that Mr. French went on to other pursuits. Book bound in full red leather with "Colton's Atlas" in gilt on cover.
Colton, J. H.
Subscribers to Colton's Amer …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).
Note Publishers' Condition describes the way the atlas will look and the costs given the style of binding. The subscription list begins with Jared Sparks, the President of Harvard, who chose to purchase one Atlas of the World.
Colton, J. H.
Subscribers to Colton's Amer …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).
Note A full subscription page from the booklet.
Colton, J. H.
Subscribers to Colton's Amer …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).
Note Left hand side has lightly written notes by French that includes addresses and names (probably leads). The right hand side has an announcement of the new atlas with French mentioned as the "sole Agent for Charlestown."
Colton, J. H.
Subscribers to Colton's Amer …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).
Note Two pages of reviews and announcements about Colton's Atlas from the City Advertiser, November 15, 1854 and the Daily Evening Traveller.
Colton, J. H.
Subscribers to Colton's Amer …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).
Note Two pages of reviews and announcements about the Atlas of the World from the City Advertiser, the Bunker Hill Aurora (March 31, 1855) and the Boston Post.
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