Description

    Impressive Archive of Poetry from the Reverend William "Billy" Cook (American, 1807-1876).

    Reverend William Cook (American, 1807-1876). Collection of Self-Published Pamphlets and One Book. There may be occasional dampstaining, brittle or tattered edges, soiling, toning and edgewear. Many of the illustrations are partially colored in with pencil. Very good overall. From the collection of Zita Books.
    William Cook (1807-1876) was trained as a minister but never practiced outside the comfort of his own home. Here we present a fascinating archive of 29 pieces written, illustrated and published by this jack-of-all-trades.
    "Between 1852 and 1876 Cook produced about forty different titles, writing the text, engraving the numerous wood-cut illustrations and, after laboriously printing the result, proceeded to peddle his pamphlets about the streets in true chapman fashion... Cook possessed only type enough to set one page at a time. The many
    inserted plates were printed from wood-blocks of birch or maple, which he engraved with an ordinary jackknife, and usually each impression was touched up with a lead pencil. No one but a man of tenacious purpose and great patience could have produced finished results with such a handicap."
    (Jenkins, 27, 30).
    Please see HA.com/6117 for an extended description of this lot.


    More Information:

    The Neriah. In Four Parts. Salem, 1858. With 19 plates. Octavo. 160 pages. Original cloth binding, with significant soiling and staining. Spine nearly perished. Occasional small stains throughout textblock. Edgewear.
    The Neriah. Part First. Salem, 1858. With 4 plates. 39 pages. Wrappers lacking.
    The Neriah. Part Second. Salem, 1859. With 5 plates. Pages numbered 43-82 (a continuation of the first part). Original wrappers.
    The Ploughboy's Harrow, Number Three. Salem, 1860. With 2 plates. 4 pages. Lacking wrappers.
    The Ploughboy's Harrow, Number Three. Salem, 1860. With 2 plates. Pages numbered 10-16. Original wrappers.
    The Telegraph, or Star-Banner Song. Salem, 1856. With 8 plates. 40 pages. Original wrappers.
    Potsandove. Salem, 1864. With 1 plate. 15 pages. Original wrappers.
    The Ploughboy, Part First. Salem, 1854. With 6 plates. 34 pages. Original wrappers.
    The Ploughboy, Part First. Salem, 1854. With 6 plates. 34 pages. Original wrappers. Second edition, with an appendix.
    The Ploughboy, Part Second. Salem, 1855. Later issue. With 6 (of 7) plates. Pages numbered [35]-68 (a continuation of the first part). Original wrappers.
    The Ploughboy, Part Second. Salem, 1855. Later issue. With 7 plates. Pages numbered [35]-68 (a continuation of the first part). Original wrappers.
    The Ploughboy, Part Second. [Salem, 1855]. Lacking title page and several plates and pages. Possibly a proof copy, as the wrappers and one illustration are hand-colored.
    The Ploughboy, Part Third. Salem, 1855. With 8 plates. Pages numbered 69-108 (a continuation of the second part). Original wrappers, with dampstaining to front cover.
    The Ploughboy, Part Third. Salem, 1855. With 8 plates. Pages numbered 69-108 (a continuation of the second part). Original wrappers.
    Chestnut Street. Salem, 1857. With 9 plates. 40 pages. Original wrappers.
    The Olive Grove. Salem, 1853. With 5 plates. 26 pages. Original wrappers.
    The Olive Grove. Salem, [1853]. Later issue. With 3 plates. 26 pages. Original wrappers. 
    Dona Bona, First Division of the First Part of the Cor Felix. Salem, 1869. With 3 plates. 20 pages. Original wrappers.
    The Incarnation, Second Division of the First Part of the Cor Felix. Salem, 1869. With 3 plates. Pages numbered 24-[41]. Original wrappers. Large open tear to bottom corner of rear wrapper.
    The Water Lily, Second Part of the Cor Felix. 1869. With 1 plate (of 3). Pages numbered [42]-54 (lacks remaining leaves). Original wrappers (lacking rear wrapper). Disbound, pages loose.
    The Correspondent, Third Part of the Cor Felix. Salem, 1870. Pages numbered [61]-[79]. Original wrappers.
    Text-Song, Fifth Part of the Cor Felix. Salem, 1872. With 3 plates. Pages numbered [101]-[117].
    Martyn, Sixth Part of the Cor Felix. Salem, 1873. With 3 plates. Pages numbered [121]-[140]. Original wrappers.
    Woman, Eighth Part of the Cor Felix. Salem, 1874. With 3 plates. Pages numbered [167]-182. Original wrappers. Possible proof or trial copy, as the wrappers and illustrations are hand-colored.
    The Hearttrier. Salem, 1867. With 2 plates. 18 pages. Lacking wrappers, disbound.
    The Hearttrier. Salem, 1867. With 3 plates (should be two; two come from another pamphlet). Lacking pages and front wrapper. Pages loose.
    The Columbia. Salem, 1863&4. With 2 plates. 8 pages. Original wrappers.
    Sunbeam through Pagan Clouds. Salem, 1853. 15 pages. Plain brown wrappers.
    The Marital Wreath Twined Respectfully for the Salem Independent Cadets. [Salem, 1855]. Single leaf, with tattered edges.



    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    8th-9th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 274

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 March 27 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $852,131