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1888 Engraving William Wheelwright Essex Newburyport Ma. History Genealogy

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Antique 1888 steel engraving bookplate!

William Wheelwright

Born:  March 16, 1798 (Newburyport, Ma.)
Died:  1873
More info:  Seaman. Commanded the Rising Empire ship owned by William Bartlet. The ship was shipwrecked near Buenos Aires, they landed on shore and had to make deals with Indians to survive. Lots of South America dealings.

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.