Contents and Arrangement

Sears' pictorial family library, 1849

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Broadside (21.6 x 140 cm); engraved steel-cut illustrations, one nearly full-page; edges rather ragged, one tear at top edge affecting a letter, recent ballpoint pen note at head of verso; else very good. Most likely removed from a book. "Agents Wanted" printed at head of verso. Includes rather lukewarm or hasty testimonials from, among others, Hamilton Fish, governor of New York. Call for agents "in every section of the Union."


Arrangement follows the order of the original Excel inventory.


New York: American Pictorial Book Establishment

Collection History

Processing Information

Finding aid created via automated processes by Regine Heberlein, 2017.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Sears' pictorial family library; Collection of Ephemera Relating to the Marketing of Books, RBD2, Rare Book Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (ex): Box B-000869

Find More