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1888 Engraving DAVID NEVENS Essex County Methuen Mass. Genealogy History

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Antique 1888 steel engraving bookplate!


David Nevins Sr. (December 12, 1809 – March 19, 1881) was a wealthy New England industrialist. Born in Salem, New Hampshire, he owned the Pemberton Mill in nearby Lawrence, Massachusetts. Nevins is the namesake of the Nevins Memorial Library, and fathered the Methuen family of whom an author wrote, "The public spirit and generosity of the Nevins family seems to have no bounds in the town in which they made their home".


Portrait with signature facsimile.

This is from a collection of bookplates rescued from a badly damaged two volume 1888 first edition set entitled "History Of Essex County Massachusetts, With Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers And Prominent Men." By D. Hamilton Hurd.

For provenance, you will receive a copy of the title page. We also leave the edge untrimmed, which provides origin provenance.

The approximate entire bookplate size is 7.5 x 10.5 inches or 19 x 27 cm. The backside, or verso, is blank.

Very good. See images for condition, some have spots, foxing, tears, etc.


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