1790 Census to Highlight Bi-Coastal Fine Books and Manuscripts Auction in October


LOS ANGELES, CA.- On October 4th, the attention of collectors will be focused on Bonhams Fine Books & Manuscripts sale. Simulcast to New York, the Los Angeles based sale is comprised of fine and rare first edition books, maps, manuscripts, and ephemera. Bonhams is proud to be the only auction house to offer bicoastal previews to our Books & Manuscripts clients. Highlighting the sale will be the first edition of the first United States census, which was conducted in 1790 under the direction of Thomas Jefferson (est. $80,000-120,000). One of the rare copies signed by Jefferson on the final page, the volume has descended through the family of Gideon Granger, Postmaster General during Jefferson’s administration, and is believed to be his copy. It was evidently used by a high-level government official as it contains annotations and calculations of rates at which the marshals who collected data were to be paid. Another unusual pie