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Samuel Wharton

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Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser, 19 April 1787, p. 3; 20 April 1787, p. 1
Printed catalog: Catalogue of the sale by public auction, at Mr. Duplessis' Long-Room, in Church-Alley, near Third-Street, above Market-Street. The libraries of Sam. Wharton, Esq & Sam. Garrigues, Bankrupts .... Philadelphia: Printed by Eleazer Oswald, 1787. Evans 20884. No copy located.
Noted in George L. McKay, American Book Auction Catalogues 1713-1934: A Union List. New York Public Library (1937), p. 53
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Advertisement text (19 April): "To-Morrow, the 20th instant, At 10 o'Clock in the Forenoon, will begin the Sale, by Public Auction, at Mr. Duplessis's Long-Room, in Church alley, near Third street, above Market street, The LIBRARIES of Samuel Wharton, esq. and Samuel Garrigues, BANKRUPTS; Being a Collection of most valuable Books in elegant Bindings and good Preservations. Catalogues may be had at Robert Aitken's Bookstore, at Pope's Head, and of William Prichard, Bookseller, in Market street, and at the Commissioners of Bankrupts' Office, in Watkin's alley. Philadelphia, April 19. [at end of line is printed fmwdf or smwds] This AFTERNOON the Room will be opened for the Books to be viewed by any Person that chooses to attend."
Advertisement text (20 April): "Sales at Auction. This Day, the 20th instant, ... [the remainder is the same as above, but omitting the final line.
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