Boston: 1807. Bifolium, with manuscript sales receipt to p. 1 [19 lines]; mss address to p. 4 [Charles H. Atherton Esq / Amherst. N.H.]. 9-7/8" x 7-3/4". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning. Fold-lines. Bit of paper loss at seal location [left edge]. Writing quite clear & legible. Overall, Very Good. Item #49445
Parker was a prominent publisher and bookseller in 19th C Boston. He published musical scores as well as novels, sermons, and other titles. He operated the Boston Circulating Library, and was among the founders of the Handel and Haydn Society." This an early sales receipt from Parker, from the period of his life when he primarily engaged in bookbinding, obviously foreshadowing his transition to bookseller & publisher.
"Atherton was an American Federalist politician, banker and a distinguished attorney from New Hampshire." [Wiki]
Here Atherton purchases 1 8vo Prayer Book Morocco, 3 12mo, a Life of Pitt, 1/2 ream of letter paper with the last 2 items annotated as Jan. 31: Selfridges' Trial & Selfridge's Statement. Total cost: $14 " 87-1/2.
A check of ABPC mss sales shows none by Parker.