Robert Aitken’s Final Book Ticket, cir. 1800

This is an image of Robert Aitken’s final known book ticket, dated 1800, near the end of his career. This later ticket, below, is found in a copy of James Anderson’s Recreations in Agriculture (London: T. Bensley, 1800), bound for the American Philosophical Society. An entry in Aitken’s waste-book, dated November 14, 1800, records the transaction: “Philosophical Society Dr. / To bing. Anderson’s Recreations / 2 vols in Sheep, 9 -.”  Quoted from page 25 in Willman Spawn & Thomas E. Kinsella, American Signed Bindings through 1876 (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2007).