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Receipt Book for Philadelphia Lumberyard - Americana

Inv# AM2075   Stamps
State(s): Pennsylvania
Years: 1860's-1870's

Hardcover full-leather oblong record book with lined pages, with "Receipts" on spine title label. Rubbed and bumped corners, scuffs in leather. One joint is cracked with some loss of leather. Hinges have brown cloth tape. Black marbled endpapers, green edges and Stationer's label on front pastedown. A little over half the pages in the middle of the book are blank, with receipt records and tipped in billhead receipts on either end. The book belonged to F.L. Williams, owner of a lumberyard. Many of the entries have cancelled two-cent revenue stamps beside them. Names of many businesses in Philadelphia and their owner's signatures are in the records. With billheads from H.J. Horan Light Carriage Builder, Jacob Zaun & Son Fashionable Boot and Shoe Makers, J.F. and E.B. One Carpeting and Oil Warehouse, Garretson, Blakemore & Co. Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods, and the Office of the Insurance Company of North America. Other receipt entries come from jewelers, stone work, blacksmiths, disease-free horses, glazing and John Wanamaker and Co. An interesting glimpse at a tradesman's commerce. Measure 9" x 1" x 5 1/2".

Condition: Good
Item ordered may not be exact piece shown. All original and authentic.
Price: $400.00