General Americana

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Lot 1
(ALASKA.) Charles Sumner.
Speech . . . on the Cession of Russian America to the United States.

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Lot 2
(ALASKA.) William Coxe.
Account of the Russian Discoveries between Asia and America.

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Lot 3
(ALASKA.)
Three early issues of the weekly newspaper The Alaskan, including the first issue.

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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Johann Jacob Kleinschmidt, engraver.
Tomo Chachi Mico oder König von Yamacran.

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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Samson Occom.
A Sermon Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul, an Indian, who was Executed at New-Haven.

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Lot 6
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) James Otto Lewis.
[The Aboriginal Port-Folio . . . of the Most Celebrated Chiefs of the North American Indians.]

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Lot 7
(AMERICAN INDIANS.)
Surrender of sovereignty by the Chippewa and Ottawa tribes of Michigan.

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Lot 8
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Thomas McKenney and James Hall.
History of the Indian Tribes of North America.

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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) William Henry Blackmore.
A Brief Account of the North American Indians.

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Lot 10
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Thomas Augustus Bland.
A Brief History of the Late Military Invasion of the Home of the Sioux.

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Lot 11
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) Camillus S. Fly, photographer.
Geronimo and Natches Mounted.

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Lot 12
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.)
Photograph believed to depict Geronimo and other Apache prisoners.

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Lot 13
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.)
Group of 11 photographs.

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Lot 14
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.)
Receipt for drinks and damages incurred by the New York Triumvirate at a famed Sons of Liberty tavern.

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Lot 15
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.)
A Continuation of the Proceedings of the House of Representatives of . . . Massachusetts-Bay,

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Lot 16
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.)
Manuscript notes on St. Andrews Masonic Lodge of Boston, and its famous Green Dragon Tavern.

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Lot 17
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.)
The Battle of Lexington, April 19th 1775.

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Lot 18
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.)
Loyalty petition from what is now Portland, Maine.

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Lot 19
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.) Samuel Stearns.
The North-American's Almanack, and Gentleman's and Lady's Diary, for . . . 1776.

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Lot 20
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) [John Hathaway?]
Militia officer complaining about unfair promotions in his brigade.

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Lot 21
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) Nathaniel Low.
An Astronomical Diary; or, Almanack, for . . . 1777.

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Lot 22
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1778.)
Pay list for Captain Daniel Burgsteiner's company.

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Lot 23
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1779.) [John Jay.]
A Circular Letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their Constituents.

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Lot 24
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1780.) Varton, after "Bundury" [Bunbury].
Nouvelles Troupes de Grenadiers Englois.

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1782.) James Crawford.
Letter describing the dramatic naval Battle of Delaware Bay.

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1783.) Robert R. Livingston.
Letter announcing the cessation of hostilities with Great Britain.

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Lot 27
(ARCHITECTURE.) Batty & Thomas Langley.
The Builder's Jewel: or, The Youth's Instructor and Workman's Remembrancer.

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Lot 28
(ARCTIC.)
Photograph album from the 1899 Peary Relief Expedition.

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Lot 29
(AVIATION.)
Photograph of the first flight from an aircraft carrier.

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Lot 30
(BIBLE--ILLUSTRATIONS.)
Biblical Pictures of the New Testament.

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Lot 31
(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.)
The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Lot 32
(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.)
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments.

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(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) Noah Webster, translator.
The Holy Bible . . . with Amendments of the Language.

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Lot 34
(BIBLE--BLIND.)
A Selection of Psalms from Doctor Watts and other Authors.

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Lot 35
(BIBLE--BLIND.)
The New Testament printed in Boston Line Type, Volume II only.

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Lot 36
(BLIND.)
Issue of "Students' Magazine" in Boston Line Type.

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Lot 37
(BUSINESS.)
Small group of very early Procter & Gamble invoices and other documents.

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Lot 38
(BUSINESS.)
Reports and stock ledgers of the Bull Creek Oil Company.

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Lot 39
(CALIFORNIA.)
A Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Captain Daniel D. Heustis . . . with Travels in California.

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Lot 40
(CALIFORNIA.) Albert Lyman.
Journal of a Voyage to California, and Life in the Gold Diggings.

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Lot 41
(CALIFORNIA.) John Bigler.
Inaugural Address of the Governor of the State of California, January 8, 1852.

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Lot 42
(CALIFORNIA.)
Auction Sale! The Undersigned Having Sold his Farm and Intending to Go to California . . .

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Lot 43
(CALIFORNIA.)
Auction Sale! . . . The Property of Mr. Geo. B. Gibbs, who is Going to California.

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Lot 44
(CALIFORNIA.)
The Mexican Ocean Mail and Inland Company: New Orleans, Vera Cruz & Acapulco Line to San Francisco.

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Lot 45
(CALIFORNIA.)
Fan letter to the early western satirist George Horatio Derby from an influential editor.

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Lot 46
(CALIFORNIA.) Charles F. Lummis.
The Home of Ramona: Photographs of Camulos, the Fine Old Spanish Estate.

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Lot 47
(CANADA.) George Heriot.
Travels through the Canadas.

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Lot 48
(CANADA.)
Kingston, Picton, and Belleville! The Steamer Kincardine will Run as Follows.

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Lot 49
(CHILDREN'S BOOKS.)
12 American children's books as packaged by A.S.W. Rosenbach, his bibliography in its original crate, and more.

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Lot 50
(CHILDREN'S BOOKS.)
The Juvenile Gem,

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Lot 51
(CIVIL WAR.)
Bound run of the New-York Daily Tribune from the early part of the war.

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Lot 52
(CIVIL WAR.) George Webb Morell.
A Union general's letters home to his family from the front, including a balloon ascension.

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Lot 53
(CIVIL WAR.)
A Traitor's Peace.

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Lot 54
(CIVIL WAR.)
A book defaced by a Union soldier with anti-rebel graffiti.

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Lot 55
(CIVIL WAR.)
A Virginia law book owned by the Harper's Ferry mayor killed in the John Brown raid--later defaced by Union troops.

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Lot 56
(CIVIL WAR.) [Jacob Krotzer.]
Diary of a carpenter with the United States Military Railroad.

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Lot 57
(CIVIL WAR.) Alexander Bliss and John P. Kennedy, editors.
Autograph Leaves of our Country’s Authors.

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Lot 58
(CIVIL WAR.)
Group of unused patriotic covers.

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Lot 59
(CIVIL WAR.)
National Celebration of Union Victories: Grand Military and Civic Procession [extra-illustrated].

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Lot 60
(CIVIL WAR.)
Issue of the New York Herald announcing "The Surrender of Lee and His Whole Army."

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Lot 61
(CIVIL WAR.) Amelia Russell Whitman Fish.
Courtship letters to a veteran on the hunt for unmarked Union graves.

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Lot 62
(CIVIL WAR.) Francis Trevelyan Miller, editor.
The Photographic History of the Civil War.

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Lot 63
(CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE.) Howell Cobb.
Letter written as United States Secretary of the Treasury, supporting secession.

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Lot 64
(CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE.)
Manuscript pledge by the citizens of Burnet County to care for the families of Confederate soldiers.

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Lot 65
(CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE.) William Heartsill.
Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days, in the Confederate Army.

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Lot 66
(CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE.) A.G. Campbell; after W.D. Washington.
Burial of Latané.

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Lot 67
(CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE.) Kurz & Allison, lithographers.
General T.J. Jackson.

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Lot 68
(CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE.)
Stonewall Jackson memorial songsheet, with a souvenir from his grave.

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(CIVIL WAR--ILLINOIS.) Carrie E. Weir.
Charming letters from an Illinois teacher to her soldier pen pal.

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Lot 70
(CIVIL WAR--KANSAS.)
Carte-de-visite portrait of Brigadier General George Collamore, the doomed mayor of Lawrence.

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Lot 71
(CIVIL WAR--MARYLAND.)
The Massacre at Baltimore.

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Lot 72
(CIVIL WAR--MARYLAND.)
Broadside resolution honoring the Baltimore Riot "First Defenders."

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Lot 73
(CIVIL WAR--MARYLAND.)
Run of the Baltimore Sun from the early months of the war.

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Lot 74
(CIVIL WAR--MARYLAND.)
Group of 4 pieces of patriotic Maryland sheet music--Union and Confederate.

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Lot 75
(CIVIL WAR--MARYLAND.)
Group of 3 patriotic Union songsheets on Antietam and Maryland.

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Lot 76
(CIVIL WAR--MARYLAND.)
Pair of issues of the weekly Hammond Gazette issued to benefit a Union hospital.

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Lot 77
(CIVIL WAR--MARYLAND.)
Pair of issues of The Crutch, issued at the U.S.A. General Hospital in Annapolis.

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Lot 78
(CIVIL WAR--MARYLAND.)
Memoirs and correspondence of Jacob Duryee, who commanded the 2nd Maryland Infantry at Antietam.

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Lot 79
(CIVIL WAR--MASSACHUSETTS.) Charles M. Smith.
"What It Cost, or One Soldier's Experience," an unpublished memoir of cavalry life.

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Lot 80
(CIVIL WAR--MASSACHUSETTS.) Isaac Bullock.
Group of artfully displayed patriotic poems and essays.

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Lot 81
(CIVIL WAR--NEW YORK.)
Hand-colored photograph of a soldier in the 56th New York Infantry, also known as the Tenth Legion.

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Lot 82
(CIVIL WAR--NEW YORK.)
Inaugural issue of The New York Ninth, a regimental newspaper.

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Lot 83
(CIVIL WAR--NEW YORK.)
Letters from two doomed privates in the 109th New York Infantry, one written at the Siege of Petersburg.

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Lot 84
(CIVIL WAR--NEW YORK.) Milbourne G. Whited.
Diary of an artilleryman chasing Lee's army in the wake of Gettysburg, with photo.

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Lot 85
(CIVIL WAR--NEW YORK.) John L. Little.
Diary and memorandum book of a captain at the Siege of Suffolk.

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Lot 86
(CIVIL WAR--NEW YORK.) Leroy P. Deuel.
A small-town private helps defeat Lee, and finds the love of his life.

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Lot 87
(CIVIL WAR--NEW YORK.)
Group of military manuals carried by a New York lieutenant colonel and his staff.

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Lot 88
(CIVIL WAR--OHIO.) Andrew J. Raub.
Diaries describing heavy fighting at Corinth, with his portrait and other family papers.

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Lot 89
(CIVIL WAR--OHIO.)
Letters of Montgomery County private Andrew Laughlin, including two discussing his death in the service.

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Lot 90
(CIVIL WAR--PENNSYLVANIA.)
Issue of the 19th Pennsylvania's regimental camp newspaper, "The National Guard."

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Lot 91
(CIVIL WAR--PENNSYLVANIA.)
War diaries, ambrotype and other papers of a Gettysburg survivor, Pvt. John Scowcroft Settle.

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Lot 92
(CIVIL WAR--RHODE ISLAND.) J.P. Newell, artist.
Lovell General Hospital, U.S.A., Portsmouth Grove, R.I., View from Dyer's Island.

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Lot 93
(CIVIL WAR--TENNESSEE.) Francis A. Thuis.
View of Cumberland Gap and the encampment of the 91st Indiana Infantry.

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Lot 94
(CONNECTICUT.) Martin Bull, engraver.
Bookplate explaining the rules for the Monthly Library in Farmington.

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Lot 95
(CONNECTICUT.)
Statement in support of a suspended Yale student, signed by his classmates.

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Lot 96
(DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.) Frédéric Lepelle, engraver.
Early French printing, based closely on the famous Stone engraving.

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Lot 97
(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) Samuel Clough.
Kalendarium Nov-Anglicanum, or An Almanack of the Coelestial Motions for . . . 1705.

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Lot 98
(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) Daniel Travis.
An Almanack of Coelestial Motions and Aspects for . . . 1711.

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Lot 99
(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) [Nathaniel Whittemore.]
An Almanac for the Year of Our Lord, 1718.

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Lot 100
(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) Nathaniel Ames.
An Astronomical Diary; or an Almanack for . . . 1754 [1755, 1762].

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Lot 101
(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.)
Extracts of Articles from the Treaty-Marine with Holland, Concluded at London the First Day of December 1674.

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Lot 102
(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) Nathaniel Ames.
An Astronomical Diary; or an Almanack for . . . 1768.

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Lot 103
(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) Samuel Hopkins.
An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness.

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Lot 104
(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) Nathaniel Ames.
An Astronomical Diary; or an Almanack for 1774.

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Lot 105
(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) John Somers, Baron Somers.
The Judgement of Whole Kingdoms and Nations Concerning Rights . . . of Kings.

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Lot 106
(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) Henry Gardner.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts . . . by Virtue of . . . an Act for Apportioning and Assessing.

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Lot 107
(ECONOMICS.)
"The History of White Negroes,"

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Lot 108
(FAMILY PAPERS.)
Papers of the Macomber family, seed merchants of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

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Lot 109
(FILM.)
A Wonderful Animated or Moving Picture Exhibition.

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Lot 110
(FLORIDA.) [Andrés González de Barcía].
Ensayo Cronológico para la Historia General de la Florida.

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Lot 111
(FOOD & DRINK.) William Coxe.
A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees, and the Management of Orchards and Cider.

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Lot 112
(FOOD & DRINK.) John Adlum.
A Memoir on the Cultivation of the Vine in America, and the Best Mode of Making Wine.

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Lot 113
(FOOD & DRINK.)
A pair of early American works on bee-keeping by Thacher and Weeks.

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Lot 114
(FOOD & DRINK.)
Early catalog and price list for the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association.

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Lot 115
(GEOGRAPHY.) Jedidiah Morse.
The American Gazetteer.

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Lot 116
(GEOGRAPHY.) Joseph Scott.
A Geographical Dictionary of the United States of North America.

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Lot 117
(GEORGIA.) Johann Jacob Haid, engraver; after Jeremiah Theus.
Portrait of Johann Martin Boltzius, leader of early German emigrants.

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Lot 118
ALEXANDER HAMILTON.
Treasury report featuring the first formal federal budget.

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Lot 119
(ALEXANDER HAMILTON.)
Report of his death in the Connecticut Courant.

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Lot 120
(HAWAII.) King Kalakaua (words) and Henry Berger (music).
Hymn of Kamehameha I, or Hawaii Ponoi.

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Lot 121
(IMMIGRATION.) Stephen J. Field.
The invalidity of the “Queue Ordinance” of the City and County of San Francisco.

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Lot 122
(JUDAICA.)
Estate bond signed by Mordecai Sheftall, who became the highest-ranking Jewish officer in the Revolution.

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Lot 123
(JUDAICA.) [Thomas Dibdin.]
The Jew Broker: A Favorite Song in the New Entertainment of the Jew and the Doctor.

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Lot 124
(JUDAICA.) Solomon Henry Jackson, editor.
The Jew; being a Defence of Judaism against all Adversaries.

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Lot 125
(JUDAICA.) Isaac Leeser, editor.
The Form of Prayers According to the Custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews.

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Lot 126
(JUDAICA.) Isaac Leeser, editor.
The Book of Daily Prayers for Every Day in the Year,

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Lot 127
(JUDAICA.) [Isaac Mayer Wise.]
The Daily Prayers, for American Israelites as Revised in Conference,

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Lot 128
(JUDAICA.) [Isaac Mayer Wise.]
The Daily Prayers, for American Israelites as Revised in Conference,

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Lot 129
(JUDAICA.)
Group of 3 cards for leftist Jewish organizations in New York.

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Lot 130
(LABOR.) D. Forbes, artist.
Una Sola Union: Vote UFW

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Lot 131
(LABOR.)
El Teatro Campesino: Voice of the Farmworkers.

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Lot 132
(LAW.)
The Charter Granted by His Majesty King Charles II / Acts and Laws of His Majesty’s Colony of Rhode-Island.

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Lot 133
(LAW.) James M. Varnum.
The Case, Trevett against Weeden.

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Lot 134
(LAW.)
Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States.

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Lot 135
(ABRAHAM LINCOLN.) Benjamin Henry Grierson.
Campaign Song . . . Offered for Sale by the Meredosia Wide-Awakes.

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Lot 136
(ABRAHAM LINCOLN.)
Leaving the White House.

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Lot 137
(ABRAHAM LINCOLN.)
Boston Museum playbill starring John Wilkes Booth in The Marble Heart.

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Lot 138
(ABRAHAM LINCOLN.)
Class portrait of James Suydam Knox, an eyewitness to the Lincoln assassination.

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Lot 139
(ABRAHAM LINCOLN.) Joseph Edward Baker, lithographer.
Assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre.

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Lot 140
(ABRAHAM LINCOLN.) D.T. Wiest; artist and engraver.
In Memory of Abraham Lincoln, the Reward of the Just.

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Lot 141
(ABRAHAM LINCOLN.)
Now Ready, for Subscribers Only, Carpenter’s Great National Picture.

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Lot 142
(ABRAHAM LINCOLN.) Max Bachman, sculptor.
Bust of a beardless Lincoln.

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Lot 143
(ABRAHAM LINCOLN.) Adriaan M. de Groot, artist.
Portrait of Lincoln.

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Lot 144
(MAINE.)
Archive of mostly printed documents relating to the Maine militia during the era of the Aroostook War.

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Lot 145
(MAINE.)
Bowdoin College photograph album / yearbook for the Class of 1867.

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Lot 146
(MAINE.)
Diaries of Farmington farm boy and Bates student George G. Sampson.

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Lot 147
(MARITIME.)
Watercolor of the brig Young America of Plymouth.

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Lot 148
(MASSACHUSETTS.)
Proposal to resolve disputed claims over a merchant vessel leaving early colonial Boston.

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Lot 149
(MASSACHUSETTS.)
Articles of the Washington Fire-Club, Associated in Salem, October 10, 1803.

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Lot 150
(MASSACHUSETTS.)
Record book of the New Riding Club.

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Lot 151
(MEDICINE.)
Expense account of Dr. Joseph Young for the Albany Hospital during and after the Revolution.

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Lot 152
(MEXICAN WAR.) George W. Kendall; and Carl Nebel.
The War between the United States and Mexico Illustrated.

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Lot 153
(MEXICAN WAR.) William H. Richardson.
Journal of . . . a Private Soldier in the Campaign of New and Old Mexico.

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Lot 154
(MILITARY.)
Early photographs of the United States Naval Academy.

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Lot 155
(MILITARY.) John Clem.
Letter from the famed "Drummer Boy of Chickamauga."

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Lot 156
(MILITARY.)
Pair of photos of the atomic bomb explosions conducted during Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll.

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Lot 157
(MINNESOTA.)
Stereoview titled "People Escaping from the Indian Massacre of 1862, in Minnesota, at Dinner on a Prairie."

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Lot 158
(MISSISSIPPI.)
Petition from the citizens of Adams County shortly after the creation of Mississippi Territory.

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Lot 159
(MISSOURI.) Jonathan Koiner.
Letter describing extensive travels in central Missouri.

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Lot 160
(MISSOURI.)
Correspondence of James F. Mallinckrodt, a St. Louis modelmaker with a literary bent.

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Lot 161
(MK-ULTRA.)
Senate hearing on "Project MKUltra, the CIA's Program of Research in Behavioral Modification."

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Lot 162
(MORMONS.)
Decades of diaries by rural Missouri church leaders Curtis and Lucy Silvers.

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Lot 163
(MORMONS.) Richard F. Burton.
The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky Mountains to California.

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Lot 164
(MUSIC.)
The American Songster: Being a Select Collection of the Most Celebrated American, English, Scotch and Irish Songs.

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Lot 165
(MUSIC.)
The Vocal Standard, or, Star Spangled Banner / The New American Hymn Book, for the Use of All People.

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Lot 166
(MUSIC.)
Sheet music compiled by Abigail Smith Adams Angier, granddaughter of John Adams.

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Lot 167
(NATURAL HISTORY.) Henry Muhlenberg.
Catalogus Plantarum Americae Septentrionalis . . . Catalogue of the . . . Plants of North America.

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Lot 168
(NATURAL HISTORY.)
Great American Mastodon!! Now Exhibiting at the Hall.

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Lot 169
(NATURAL HISTORY.) Charles E. Bendire.
Two letters from one of America's leading egg collectors.

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Lot 170
(NEW HAMPSHIRE--DARTMOUTH.) Eleazar Wheelock.
Group of 3 narratives of the Indian Charity School which became Dartmouth.

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Lot 171
(NEW HAMPSHIRE--DARTMOUTH.)
4 editions of the memoirs of the notorious criminal and Dartmouth dropout Stephen Burroughs.

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Lot 172
(NEW HAMPSHIRE--DARTMOUTH.) Timothy Farrar.
Report of the Case of the Trustees of Dartmouth College Against William H. Woodward.

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Lot 173
(NEW HAMPSHIRE--DARTMOUTH.)
Large group of early books and pamphlets relating to Dartmouth College.

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Lot 174
(NEW YORK.)
Pair of broadsides from western New York political contests.

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Lot 175
(NEW YORK.)
Broadside for the Erie Canal Pilot & Traders Line.

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Lot 176
(NEW YORK.)
Noyes family papers from western New York, including the loss of family members in the steamboat Lexington tragedy.

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Lot 177
(NEW YORK.)
Complete set of Prang's "Niagara Falls Album" cards.

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Lot 178
(NEW YORK.) Howard Soule Jr.
Two volumes of an engineer's bridge designs prepared for the Syracuse area and beyond.

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Lot 179
(NEW YORK CITY.)
Ledger for the leading Broadway jewelers, Ball, Black & Co.

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Lot 180
(NEW YORK CITY.)
Broadside for "Jas. D. Traphagen, Agent for Superior Pale, Amber & Brown Ale, and XX Porter."

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Lot 181
(NEW YORK CITY.)
Statue of Liberty, American Committee Model.

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Lot 182
(NEW YORK CITY.)
Volume of early Grand Central Terminal blueprints and reports.

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Lot 183
(NEW YORK CITY.)
Woodwork designs for an opulent Manhattan townhouse.

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Lot 184
(PENNSYLVANIA.)
A nearly complete year of Dunlap's Daily American Advertiser for 1791.

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Lot 185
(PHOTOGRAPHY.)
Broadside for "Daguerrean or Photographic Miniatures" issued by early photographer Alexander Gibbs Nye.

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Lot 186
(PRESIDENTS--1804 CAMPAIGN.)
Broadside titled "Fellow Citizens!"

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Lot 187
(PRESIDENTS.) Breuker & Kessler, lithographers.
Andrew Jackson with the Tennessee Forces on the Hickory Grounds (Ala.), 1814.

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Lot 188
(PRESIDENTS--1837.) [Edward Williams Clay], artist.
Major Joe Bunker's Last Parade, or the Fix of a Senator and His 700 Independents.

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(PRESIDENTS--1861.) Augustus Feusier; lithographer.
Presidents of the United States.

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Lot 190
(PRESIDENTS--1864 CAMPAIGN.) William H. Robinson.
Worse than Beaten.

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Lot 191
(PRESIDENTS--1865.)
The Guardians of Our Country.

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Lot 192
(PRESIDENTS.)
Grant's temporary tomb, as featured on the ephemeral wrapping paper of a Rhode Island shoe store.

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Lot 193
(PRESIDENTS.)
"Let Us Have Peace!" Published in Commemoration of the Dedication of the Tomb of Genl. U. S. Grant.

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Lot 194
(PRESIDENTS--1900 CAMPAIGN.)
The Issue--1900: Liberty, Justice, Humanity.

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Lot 195
(PRESIDENTS--1914.)
Neutrality, Impartiality, Fairness, and Friendliness.

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Lot 196
(PRESIDENTS--1920 CAMPAIGN.) William E. Chancellor.
To the Men and Women of America: An Open Letter.

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Lot 197
(PRESIDENTS--1921.)
Group of correspondence, speeches and ephemera relating to Warren G. Harding, gathered by a close friend.

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Lot 198
(PRESIDENTS.)
Invitation to the wedding reception of Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt.

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Lot 199
(PRESIDENTS.)
Large archive of photographs kept by Roosevelt and Truman's White House aide William Rigdon.

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Lot 200
(PRESIDENTS.)
Pair of yearbooks from the Choate School featuring student John F. Kennedy.

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Lot 201
(PRESIDENTS--1963.) Cecil W. Stoughton, photographer.
3 photographs of Kennedy touring Houston's NASA Center the day before his death.

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Lot 202
(PRESIDENTS--2021.)
"Emergency No Parking" notice in advance of the January 6 United States Capitol attack.

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Lot 203
(RADICALISM.) Adin Ballou.
Practical Christian Socialism: A Conversational Exposition of the True System of Human Society.

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Lot 204
(RADICALISM.)
Collection of books and ephemera on the Centralia Tragedy of 1919.

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Lot 205
(RADICALISM.)
Group of books from the library of the Astoria Finnish Workers Club in Oregon.

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Lot 206
(RADICALISM.) American Defense Society.
Look Out for the Snake.

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Lot 207
(RELIGION.) John Cotton.
The Bloudy Tenent, Washed, and Made White in the Bloud of the Lambe.

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Lot 208
(RELIGION.)
Coming to Providence: Convent Life Exposed, Great Lectures on Romanism.

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Lot 209
PAUL REVERE.
Masonic certificate engraved by Revere.

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Lot 210
(RHODE ISLAND.)
An Act for the Establishment of a College, or University, within this Colony.

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Lot 211
(RHODE ISLAND.)
Large and wide-ranging collection of tickets, broadsides and ephemera from Rhode Island lotteries.

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Lot 212
(RHODE ISLAND.) John Brown Francis, et al.
State Prison Report.

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Lot 213
(RHODE ISLAND.)
Pair of scarce early Newport views: "Townsend's Hotel" / "Newport Ruin."

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Lot 214
(RHODE ISLAND.)
Large collection of billheads from Rhode Island and beyond.

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Lot 215
(RHODE ISLAND.) Safford & Geffroy.
Spring and Summer Goods!! At the Ladies' Exchange.

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Lot 216
(RHODE ISLAND.)
Drunken daily log kept at the clubhouse of the First Light Infantry Company.

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Lot 217
(RHODE ISLAND.)
Group of 8 Rhode Island carrier addresses.

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Lot 218
(SCIENCE & ENGINEERING.)
"Atlantic Cable Album" featuring a small segment of the first transatlantic cable.

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Lot 219
(SCIENCE & ENGINEERING.)
Correspondence of Canadian motorboat innovator W. Albert Hickman.

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Lot 220
(SCIENCE & ENGINEERING.) Ezra Weld.
Patent exploitation license for an early American washing machine.

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Lot 221
(SCIENCE & ENGINEERING.)
Evans' Safety Guard.

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Lot 222
(SLAVERY & ABOLITION.)
Stationery with the famed "Am I Not a Woman and a Sister" engraving by Patrick Reason.

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Lot 223
(SPORTS--ANGLING.) [John J. Brown.]
The American Angler's Guide.

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Lot 224
(SPORTS--ARCHERY.)
United Bowmen of Philadelphia constitution and related ephemera.

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Lot 225
(SPORTS--ARCHERY.)
Pair of archery manuals, "How to Train in Archery" and "The Archer's Complete Guide."

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Lot 226
(SPORTS--BASEBALL.)
Porter's Spirit of the Times: A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage.

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(SPORTS--COCKFIGHTING.) J.W. Cooper.
A Treatise on Cocking, Giving a History of the Various Breeds of Imported and American Game Fowls.

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(SPORTS--GOLF.) Samuel L. Parrish.
Some Facts, Reflections, and Personal Reminiscences Connected with the . . . Game of Golf . . .

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Lot 229
(SPORTS--GOLF.) Ross Goodner.
The 75 Year History of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

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Lot 230
(SPORTS--TENNIS.)
Outing Weekly Tennis Record.

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Lot 231
(TEMPERANCE.) Thomas Man.
Third Circular . . . Perry's Pupil.

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Lot 232
(THEATER.)
Ethiopian, or Smashing Niggar Songster.

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Lot 233
(THEATER.)
Theatre Royal playbill for "Mr. Rice, Old Jim Crow! Received Nightly with Uproarious Applause."

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Lot 234
(THEATER.)
Grand Provincial Tour of 1865: The Public's Old Favorites, the Celebrated World-Renowned Christy's Minstrels!

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Lot 235
(TRAVEL.) Richard Walter, compiler.
A Voyage Round the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson.

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Lot 236
(TRAVEL.)
Diary of a trip through western Virginia by horse, and then to Niagara Falls by foot.

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Lot 237
(TRAVEL.) Charles Wilkes.
Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition.

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Lot 238
(TRAVEL.)
Presented by Lake Superior Transit Company.

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Lot 239
(TRAVEL.)
Literary archive of author Heath Bowman, including his Mexican collaborations with artist Stirling Dickinson.

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Lot 240
(UNCLE SAM.) Robert Orr.
Letter about an arms inspection for Eli Whitney--with the earliest known reference to Uncle Sam.

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Lot 241
(UTOPIAN COMMUNITIES.)
The Circular, Devoted to the Sovereignty of Jesus Christ.

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Lot 242
(VIRGINIA.) John Randolph of Roanoke.
Letter by the prominent Congressman regarding his household furnishings, with related papers.

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Lot 243
(WAR OF 1812.) Thomas Sutherland, engraver; after Major Dennis.
The Battle of Queenston.

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Lot 244
(WAR OF 1812.) William Charles, artist and engraver.
John Bull and the Baltimoreans.

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Lot 245
(WAR OF 1812.)
Letter regarding a visit to a lead mine to procure ammunition.

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Lot 246
(WAR OF 1812.)
Manuscript account of the Battle of the Châteauguay and more.

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Lot 247
(WAR OF 1812.) Silas Ballou.
History of the American War: A New Song on the . . . Late War with Great-Britain.

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Lot 248
(GEORGE WASHINGTON.)
Volume of the Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser featuring Washington's Farewell Address and more.

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Lot 249
(GEORGE WASHINGTON.) Thomas Clarke, engraver.
Sacred to the Memory of the Illustrious G. Washington.

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Lot 250
(GEORGE WASHINGTON.)
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi!

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Lot 251
(GEORGE WASHINGTON.)
Washington as a Freemason.

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Lot 252
(GEORGE WASHINGTON.)
Group of 4 large Washington portraits.

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Lot 253
(GEORGE WASHINGTON.)
Group of 3 Washington prints.

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Lot 254
(WEST.) John C. Frémont.
Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California.

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Lot 255
(WEST.) Overton Johnson and William H. Winter.
Route Across the Rocky Mountains; with a Description of Oregon and California.

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Lot 256
(WEST.)
Group of 5 extras and supplements to the Railroad Record regarding the Southern Pacific Railroad.

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Lot 257
(WEST.) James A. Scholten, photographer.
Portrait of Custer taken shortly after his famous buffalo hunt with Grand Duke Alexis.

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Lot 258
(WEST.) Walter Scribner Schuyler.
Letter written by a cavalry officer three weeks before Little Bighorn.

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Lot 259
(WEST.)
Album of western photographs by Taber, Jackson, and more.

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Lot 260
(WEST.) William Elsey Connelley.
Wild Bill and His Era (extra-illustrated limited edition).

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Lot 261
(WEST--COLORADO.)
Two pieces of illustrated sheet music exposing the darker side of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush.

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Lot 262
(WEST--COLORADO.)
The Bullion Consolidated Mining Company of Colorado / The Incas Silver Mining Company of Colorado.

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Lot 263
(WEST--COLORADO.)
Pair of Central City mining prospectuses.

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Lot 264
(WEST--COLORADO.) William Henry Jackson.
Album of photographs in decorative "Denver" covers.

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Lot 265
(WEST--COLORADO.) George E. Mellen, photographer.
Colorado Views.

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Lot 266
(WEST--COLORADO.)
Central City: Its Gold and Silver Mines, Sampling and Concentration Works . . . and Other Points of Interest.

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Lot 267
(WEST--COLORADO.)
The Cripple Creek Gold Fields, Placers, Lodes Illustrated

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Lot 268
(WEST--KANSAS.)
General Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the First Session of the Legislature.

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Lot 269
(WEST--KANSAS.)
Statement of the Condition and Resources of the Kansas Central Railway, Narrow Gauge.

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Lot 270
(WEST--KANSAS.) W.J. Ratcliff.
Kansas: Northwest Kansas, the Eldorado for the Investor / Rawlins County, the Gem of the West.

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Lot 271
(WEST--MONTANA.)
New York & Montana Mining & Discovery Co., Trustees' First Annual Report.

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Lot 272
(WEST--NEBRASKA.)
Circular of the Union Settlement Company, Otoe City, Nebraska.

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Lot 273
(WEST--NEVADA.)
The Silver Mines of Nevada.

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Lot 274
(WEST--NEW MEXICO.)
Squier's "New Mexico and California," bound with Abert's "Examination of New Mexico."

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Lot 275
(WEST--NEW MEXICO.)
Field notes on extensive land holdings of the Freudenthal brothers in the Refugio Grant.

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Lot 276
(WEST--NEW MEXICO.) L. Bradford Prince.
The Present and Future of New Mexico, a Land of Prosperity and Happiness.

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Lot 277
(WEST--NEW MEXICO.)
The Pecos Valley: The Fruit Belt of New Mexico.

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Lot 278
(WEST--NEW MEXICO.)
Photographs of two United Brethren mission schools in the upper Rio Grande Valley.

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Lot 279
(WEST--NORTH DAKOTA.)
Prospectus of the Harris Cattle Company.

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Lot 280
(WEST--SOUTH DAKOTA.) George A. Eastman.
Letterbook of an agent for South Dakota land and the Catholicon Hot Springs.

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Lot 281
(WEST--TEXAS.)
Documents concerning the founding of the Dolores Hacienda, the first Spanish settlement north of the Rio Grande.

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Lot 282
(WEST--TEXAS.) [Louis F. l'Héritier.]
Le Champ-d'Asile, Tableau Topographique et Historique du Texas.

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Lot 283
(WEST--TEXAS.)
Diary of Texas Ranger Edwin L. Patton during the early Republic, and related family papers.

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Lot 284
(WEST--TEXAS.) James Burns Wallace.
A northern abolitionist argues that the Texas Revolution is entirely about slavery.

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Lot 285
(WEST--TEXAS.)
Title for land granted to Adolphus Sterne in Tyler County.

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Lot 286
(WEST--TEXAS.) [George F. Folsom.]
Mexico in 1842 . . . to which is Added, an Account of Texas and Yucatan.

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Lot 287
(WEST--TEXAS.)
La Guerra de Tejas, Sin Máscara.

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Lot 288
(WEST--TEXAS.) John B. Newman.
Texas and Mexico, in 1846; Comprising the History of both Countries.

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Lot 289
(WEST--WYOMING.) [Frank Jay Haynes, photographer.]
Group of 11 views of Yellowstone National Park.

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Lot 290
(WEST--WYOMING.)
Extravagant prospectus for the Rich Charter Oak Copper Company.

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Lot 291
(WEST VIRGINIA.)
Pair of Real Photo postcards depicting "The Hatfield section of West Va."

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Lot 292
(WORLD WAR ONE.)
Norman Pennicuik album with illustrations.

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Lot 293
(WORLD WAR ONE.) Walter L. Rau.
Diary of a Boston artilleryman in the thick of the fighting with a fabled unit.

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Lot 294
(WORLD WAR ONE.) Edward S. Vosburg.
Letters from an engineer in the American Expeditionary Forces.

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Lot 295
(WORLD WAR TWO.)
Large archive of Signal Corps photographs documenting the last year of the war.

Latin America & the Caribbean

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Lot 296
(BRAZIL.) Tomás Tamayo de Vargas.
Restauracion de la ciudad del Salvador i Baía de Todos-Sanctos, en la Provincia del Brasil.

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Lot 297
(CHILE.) [Juan Egaña.]
Constitucion política del estado de Chile, promulgada en 29 de diciembre de 1823.

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Lot 298
(COLOMBIA.) Simón Bolívar.
Colombianos! Las voluntades públicas se habian espresado . . . por las reformas políticas de la nacion.

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Lot 299
(CUBA.)
Group of 4 prints of Cuban sugar plantation laborers from LaPlante's "Los Ingenios."

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Lot 300
(EARLY EXPLORATION.) Antonio Raymundo Pasqual.
Descubrimiento de la aguja nautica, de la situacion de la America,

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Lot 301
(ECUADOR.) [Vicente Rocafuerte.]
Ideas necesarias a todo pueblo americano independiente, que quiera ser libre.

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Lot 302
(LAW.) Juan de Solorzano Pereira.
De Indiarum Jure.

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Lot 303
(MEXICAN COOKERY.)
Group of manuscript Mexico cookbooks and fragments.

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Lot 304
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1594.)
A 16th-century carta de poder from the Valtón collection.

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Lot 305
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1698.)
Constituciones de la Provincia de San Diego de Mexico de los Menores descalços.

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Lot 306
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1745.) Antonio de las Llagas.
Fragua de amor divino, para ablandar los hierros del corazon humano.

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Lot 307
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1786.)
Reglas de gobierno de la Sociedad de Subscritores del Teatro de la Ciudad de México Reyno de N. E.

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Lot 308
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1793.)
Relacion historica de la fundacion de este convento . . . Compañía de María, llamada vulgarmente la enseñanza.

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Lot 309
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1803.) José de Iturrigaray.
Late colonial Nahuatl broadside announcing the tenure of Viceroy Iturrigaray.

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(MEXICAN IMPRINT--PUEBLA.) Gregorio Villagomez y Lorenzana.
Prima oratio habita in regio ac pontificio Angelopolitano Seminario.

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Lot 311
(MEXICO--ART.) Franco, artist.
Elaborate oil portrait of Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, the influential Bishop of Puebla.

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Lot 312
(MEXICO--BROADSIDES.)
Situacion actual de Yucatan.

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Lot 313
(MEXICO--BROADSIDES.)
Instruccion al pueblo que ignora las causas de la guerra civil / In altepetl ahmo tlen quimati.

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Lot 314
(MEXICO--HISTORY.) Francisco Lopez de Gomara.
Historia, di Don Ferdinando Cortes, marchese della Valle, capitano valorosissimo.

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Lot 315
(MEXICO--HISTORY.) Francisco de Florencia.
Narracion de la marabillosa aparicion que hizo el archangel San Miguel.

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Lot 316
(MEXICO--HISTORY.) Antonio de Solis y Ribadeneyra.
Historia de la conquista de Mexico.

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Lot 317
(MEXICO--HISTORY.) Rafael Landívar.
Rusticatio Mexicana.

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Lot 318
(MEXICO--HISTORY.) Bernal Díaz del Castillo.
The True History of the Conquest of Mexico.

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Lot 319
(MEXICO--HISTORY.)
Tactica de la caballería, escrita para su uso, y dedicada al exercito megicano.

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Lot 320
(MEXICO--MANUSCRIPTS.)
Volume of colonial manuscript and printed decrees assembled for legal reference.

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Lot 321
(MEXICO--MANUSCRIPTS.)
Extensive estate papers of the Vivanco mining family, including an early signature of Miguel Hidalgo.

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Lot 322
(MEXICO--MANUSCRIPTS.)
Membership certificate in the Imperial Order of Guadalupe, signed by the Emperor Maximilian.

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(MEXICO--PHOTOGRAPHY.) [Louis de Planque, photographer.]
Carte-de-visite photograph of Mexican general Servando Canales.

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Lot 324
(MEXICO--PLATE BOOKS.)
Coleccion de estampas que representan los principales pasos . . . del B'to Frai Sebastian de Aparizio,

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Lot 325
(MEXICO--PLATE BOOKS.) Frederick Catherwood.
Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan.

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Lot 326
(MEXICO--PLATE BOOKS.) Frederick Catherwood.
Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan.

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Lot 327
(MEXICO--PLATE BOOKS.) John Phillips; and A. Rider.
Mexico Illustrated in Twenty-Six Drawings.

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(MEXICO--PLATE BOOKS.) John Pye, engraver; after Mrs. Henry G.
Six Views of the Most Important Towns, and Mining Districts,

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Lot 329
(MEXICO--PLATE BOOKS.) Alexandre Lenoir.
Antiquités Mexicaines, Relation des Trois Expéditions du Captaine Dupaix.

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(MEXICO--PLATE BOOKS.) Carlos Nebel.
Viaje Pintoresco y Arqueolojico . . . de la Republica Mejicana, en los Años . . . 1829 hasta 1834.

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(MEXICO--PLATE BOOKS.) Carl Sartorius.
Mexico: Landscapes and Popular Sketches.

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Lot 332
(NATURAL HISTORY.) José de Acosta.
Histoire naturelle et moralle des Indes.

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Lot 333
(NATURAL HISTORY.) Juan Eusebio Nieremberg.
Historia naturae, maxime peregrinae, libris XVI distincta.

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Lot 334
(PERU.) Pedro de Perea.
Copia de la carta que el Obispo de Arequipa . . . provando la certeza que tiene,

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(PERU.) Sebastiano Bado [Baldí].
Anastasis corticis peruviae; seu chinae chinae defensio.

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Lot 336
(PERU.) Alejo de Alvitez.
Puntual descripcion, funebre lamento, y sumptuoso tumulo de . . .

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Lot 337
(PERU.)
Reales ordenanzas para la direccion . . . de la mineria de Nueva-España.

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Lot 338
(PERU.) José Hipólito Unanúe.
Guia política, eclesiástica y militar del Virreynato del Perú para el año de 1796.

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Lot 339
(PUERTO RICO.) Iñigo Abbad y Lasierra.
Historia geografica, civil y natural de la isla de San Juan Bautista de Puerto-Rico.

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Lot 340
(PUERTO RICO.)
Lolita Lebrón . . . Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

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(SOUTH AMERICA.) Cosme Bueno.
Descripcion geographica de las provincias que componen los reynos del Peru, Buenos-Ayres, y Chile

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(TRAVEL.) Gustav von Tempsky.
Mitla: A Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador.

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(TRAVEL.) Thomas Gage.
Nouvelle relation contenant les voyages . . . dans la Nouvelle Espagne . . . Nicaragua jusques à la Havane,

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General Americana

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(alaska.) charles sumner.
Speech . . . on the Cession of Russian America to the United States.

Washington, 1867

Folding map printed in red, blue and black (24 x 38 inches). 8vo, original printed wrappers, minimal wear; moderate foxing to title page only, light vertical fold throughout, map detached with minimal wear including short separations at intersections of folds. In modern custom folding ¼ morocco case.

A detailed exposition of the merits of the recent Alaska Purchase. In closing, Sumner advocates for renaming the late Russian territory “Alaska,” and moving the international date line to bring it in line with American calendars. The map is not found in all copies; it is the original stated “Second edition, May 1867” as described in Lada-Mocarski. Howes S1134; Lada-Mocarski 159.

Estimate

$600 – $900

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(alaska.) william coxe.
Account of the Russian Discoveries between Asia and America.

London, 1780

4 folding maps. xxii, 344, [16] pages including leaf of publisher’s ads. 4to, later buckram, worn, rebacked in calf; hinges split, 3-inch early repair to frontispiece map, lacking the view of a Chinese town facing page 211; early signature of a Major Jeffries on title page, perforated library stamps on title and page 51.

First edition of a history compiled by an English scholar in St. Petersburg. “Recounts the principal Russian discoveries and explorations made in northwestern America in their attempts to open communications with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands”–Hill 391. “A result of contemporary and authoritative sources translated into English, not to be overlooked by scholars and collectors alike”–Lada-Mocarski 29. Without the 1787 supplement, often found bound in. Howes C834; Sabin 17309; Streeter sale VI:3492.

Estimate

$600 – $900

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(alaska.)
Three early issues of the weekly newspaper The Alaskan, including the first issue.

Sitka, AK: Alaskan Publishing Company, 1885-1886

Volume I, Numbers 1, 2, and 21. Each 4 pages, about 19½ x 12¼ inches, on one folding sheet; stitch holes along inner margin, tightly trimmed with slight loss along fore-edge of #2 and #21, a few contemporary inked notations, moderate wear and toning.

The Alaskan was one of the first newspapers published in Alaska, preceded only by the short-lived Sitka Times (1868-1871) and Sitka Post (1876-1877). The Alaskan survived much longer than its predecessors, through at least 1908.

The first issue dated 7 November 1885 includes some colorful details on the obstacles faced by the new publication. The man contracted to serve as printer never arrived, but the Deputy Collector of Customs proved to have the needed skills. In other news, a tomcat stole a haunch of venison off the territorial governor’s plate during dinner, so the governor grabbed a gun and shot the cat as it fled. Although the Yukon Gold Rush was still many years away, the mining industry is discussed frequently in all three issues. Issue Number 2, dated 14 November 1885, reports that “the native boys, most of them barefooted, are engaged in a game of base-ball on the parade ground.” Number 21, dated 27 March 1886, featured a long report on the black-tailed deer.

Estimate

$600 – $900

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(american indians.) johann jacob kleinschmidt, engraver.
Tomo Chachi Mico oder König von Yamacran.

[Halle, Germany, circa 1735?]

Engraving, 8½ x 5¾ inches, on laid paper; cropped just within margins, minor wear and foxing, laid down on early paper with mount remnants on verso; early owner’s inked stamp on verso.

Tomochichi was raised among the Creek people and left to found his own Yamacraw tribe on what soon became the Georgia coast. Eager for trade with the English, in 1733 he granted James Oglethorpe permission to create the settlement of Savannah. The next year he and a small group of his people accompanied Oglethorpe on a trip to England, where they had an audience with George II, and were present for the signing of the treaty establishing the settlement. During this visit, Tomochichi, his nephew Toonahowi, and a captive bald eagle sat for a formal portrait.

This engraving was originally published as an illustration to a scarce Georgia emigration tract by Samuel Urlsperger, “Der ausführlichen Nachrichten von der Königlich-Gross-Britannischen Colonie Saltzburgischer Emigranten in America.” The source image was a 1734 British mezzotint by John Faber after the original painting by William Verelst (here credited as “pinxt.”) Howes U27; Sabin 98133. A large-margined example recently hammered for $13,000.

Estimate

$5,000 – $7,500

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(american indians.) samson occom.
A Sermon Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul, an Indian, who was Executed at New-Haven.

Boston: John Boyles, 1773

22 pages. 8vo, stitched, worn fragment of plain front wrapper present; edge wear, a few short closed tears, leaves C2-3 quite worn with slight loss of text and edges reinforced, final unnumbered leaf C4 (biography of Moses Paul) in facsimile only; uncut; early owner’s signature at base of page 22.

Early edition of the 1772 first published work by an American Indian. Occom was a Mohegan who studied under Eleazer Wheelock and was ordained by the Presbyterian Church. He later preached among the Montauks of Long Island. Bristol B3610; Littlefield, Biobibliography of Native American Writers, 1772-1924; Sabin 56635.

Estimate

$400 – $600

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(american indians.) james otto lewis.
[The Aboriginal Port-Folio . . . of the Most Celebrated Chiefs of the North American Indians.]

Philadelphia, 1835-[1836]

56 [of 80] hand-colored lithographic plates. 3 text advertisement leaves (all issued). Folio, lacking boards and backstrip but remaining bound with original worn flyleaves; intermittent dampstaining, moderate foxing, minor wear, lacking the final 3 numbers as well as the collective title page, plates numbered in pencil in upper corners; early pencil signature on flyleaf.

The first of the large illustrated folio publications devoted to the American Indians, preceding the work of McKinney & Hall and Catlin. It was issued in 10 parts of 8 plates each, but complete volumes are almost never seen, as the last two parts were issued in much smaller print runs. The plates were lithographed by George Lehman and Peter S. Duval after original paintings done on the midwestern frontier by Lewis, mostly in the mid-1820s while on treaty expeditions with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Field 936; Howes L315 (“b”); Reese, Stamped with a National Character 23; Sabin 40812.

Estimate

$12,000 – $18,000

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(american indians.)
Surrender of sovereignty by the Chippewa and Ottawa tribes of Michigan.

Allegan County, MI?, 18 April 1853

Letterpress handbill, 9¾ x 3¾ inches, signed in type by 44 tribal members and a notary public, and additionally in manuscript with an “X” by Peter Adawich; horizontal folds, uncut, minimal wear.

Efforts to displace the Chippewa and Ottawa inhabitants of Michigan began with the Indian Removal Act of 1830, but were widely resisted. Prospective destinations on the Great Plains would have been too great a shift from the northern woodlands, while more familiar terrain in Wisconsin or Minnesota would have put them in conflict with the Sioux. See Elizabeth Neumeyer, “Michigan Indians Battle Against Removal,” in Michigan History 55 (1971), pages 275-288. Rather than submit to removal, some exchanged land rights for American citizenship, as seen in this document from southwestern Michigan:

“We the undersigned descendants of the Chippewa and Ottawa tribes of Indians, having been born in the State of Michigan, and always resided therein–being attached to the soil, where the bones of our Fathers are laid” promised to adopt “the laws, habits of life, and Government of the white people of the United States . . . that we may enjoy the benefits of civilization and Christianity, and the privileges and civil rights of citizens and voters.”

No other examples of this handbill have been traced in OCLC or at auction.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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(american indians.) thomas mckenney and james hall.
History of the Indian Tribes of North America.

Philadelphia, 1855

120 hand-colored lithographed plates. iv, 333; xvii, [9]-290; iv, 17-392 pages. 3 volumes. Large 8vo, publisher’s full morocco with ornamental frame stamped on covers, binding detached on volume II, otherwise minor wear; minimal foxing; all edges gilt, a handsome unsophisticated copy; early bookplates on front pastedowns, owner’s inked stamps on free endpapers.

Third octavo edition of the classic work of American Indian portrait iconography, with color plates after paintings later destroyed in the 1865 Smithsonian fire. The original edition in folio format was published in 1836-44. “The most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed”–Howes M129 (“aa”).

Estimate

$4,000 – $6,000

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(american indians.) william henry blackmore.
A Brief Account of the North American Indians.

London, 1877

45 pages. 8vo, original printed wrappers, moderate foxing; printed on heavy paper stock with minimal wear to contents.

Blackmore was an English land promoter and speculator who was active in the American west. He took a deep interest in the Plains Indians and founded a museum of Indian artifacts in England. This essay was published as the introduction to Richard I. Dodge’s book “Hunting Grounds of the Great West” in 1877, but is here published separately “for private circulation only.” It draws heavily on his personal experiences, and also devotes several pages to the recent Battle of the Little Bighorn. He emphasizes the savage cruelty of the American Indian and predicts that “in a few years the only reminiscence of the Red Men will be the preservation of the names of some of the extinct tribes and dead chiefs in the nomenclature of the leading cities, counties, and States of the Great West.”

Ironically, Blackmore became heavily indebted and killed himself in a fit of drunken despair the following year, while the American Indians are still here. We find 10 in OCLC and trace one at auction since 1923.

Estimate

$600 – $900

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(american indians.) thomas augustus bland.
A Brief History of the Late Military Invasion of the Home of the Sioux.

Washington: National Indian Defence Committee, 1891

32 pages. 8vo, original printed wrappers, splitting at fold, “Assassination of Sitting Bull” penciled on front wrapper, minor wear; several pages splitting at fold, interior sheet detached, bit of rusting at staples.

An important investigation made shortly after the Wounded Knee Massacre by the sympathetic founder of the National Indian Defence Association, featuring extensive interviews with Sioux witnesses regarding the context leading to the Ghost Dances, resistance, and massacre. None traced at auction since 1924.

Estimate

$400 – $600

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(american indians–photographs.) camillus s. fly, photographer.
Geronimo and Natches Mounted.

Tombstone, AZ, March 1886 image

Albumen photograph, 4¾ x 8 inches, on original mount, with photographer’s copyright statement in the negative, and his printed sticker on verso, image #171 from Fly’s “Scene in Geronimo’s Camp” series; light crease with an inch of image loss around Geronimo’s shoulder, moderate foxing.

In March 1886, the Arizona photographer Camillus Fly accompanied General Crook’s forces for their negotiations with Geronimo’s band of Chiricahua Apache, who were holding out in the Sierra Madre mountains about 20 miles south of the New Mexico border. Mounted on the left is the famed Chiricahua Apache leader Geronimo. The man at his left (holding a baby) is Geronimo’s son. On the other horse is Naices (here spelled Natches), the hereditary chief of the Chiricahua Apaches. Geronimo and his band escaped shortly after surrendering.

Estimate

$2,000 – $3,000

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(american indians–photographs.)
Photograph believed to depict Geronimo and other Apache prisoners.

[Fort Sill, OK?], circa 1900-09

Photograph, 5 x 7 inches, signed in negative “L.H.”; unmounted, moderate wear including ¼-inch tear on top edge.

Geronimo and the Chiricahua Apaches surrendered to the United States Army in 1886, and became prisoners of war. 341 surviving members were sent to Fort Sill, OK in 1894, where Geronimo spent the remainder of his years until his death in 1909. This photograph, which probably dates to the first decade of the 20th century, apparently shows Geronimo (front row, third from left) and 16 other men. The photographer is identified in the negative only by the initials “L.H.”

Estimate

$200 – $300

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(american indians–photographs.)
Group of 11 photographs.

Various places, circa 1900-35

Various sizes and formats, condition generally strong.

“Indian Village, Crow, Montana,” gelatin silver print, 4 x 6½ inches, matted.

“Squaw Dancers,” real photo postcard, 3¼ x 5¼ inches.

Untitled and uncredited image of 3 men and a wagon backstage at a wild west show, gelatin silver print, 4 x 5 inches.

George Lyman Rose, “Yava Supai Indian Girl, Cataract Canyon,” albumen print, 8 x 6 inches.

Pair of portraits of “Ka-Ti-Sa-Tchi (Don’t Go Out), commonly known on the reserve as Whisky John,” cyanotype prints, each 8½ x 6½ inches.

Shemild of Minneapolis, photographer, “Chief Max Big Man, Crow,” gelatin silver print on heavy stock, light folds, 8 x 10 inches.

Harold Evans Kellogg, group of 4 gelatin silver prints of buffalo dancers and others at San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico, framed together in brass mat, each 2¾ x 3¾ oval to sight, in 8¾ x 10¾-inch frame, Santa Fe, NM, circa 1930s.

Estimate

$300 – $400

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(american revolution–prelude.)
Receipt for drinks and damages incurred by the New York Triumvirate at a famed Sons of Liberty tavern.

[New York], 7 February 1769

Manuscript document, 5¾ x 4 inches, almost blank on verso; folds, minor wear.

In the years before the American Revolution, a group of three New York lawyers became known as “The Triumvirate”: William Smith (1728-1793), William Livingston (1723-1790), and John Morin Scott (1730-1814). In 1752, they founded a short-lived but influential weekly political journal called the Independent Reflector, the only of its kind in the colonies. As the colonies veered toward rebellion, the three friends took different paths: Scott became an outspoken member of the Sons of Liberty, Livingston was a moderate patriot who opposed independence, while Smith became a prominent Loyalist.

This document places the Triumvirate together in a very interesting time and place: Bolton & Sigell’s tavern, where the New York Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1768, and where in March 1769, New York merchants active in the Sons of Liberty met there to enforce their non-importation boycott. It was leased from Samuel Fraunces, and still stands today as the legendary Fraunces Tavern. In this hotbed of liberty, the three friends were joined by William Bayard (1729-1804), a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress of 1765 and member of the Sons of Liberty, although he later cast his lot with the Loyalists.

Knowing the background of these men makes this humble tavern receipt more interesting. The bill is for supper, spruce beer, punch, porter, a large quantity of madeira wine costing twice as much as supper, and 15 shillings for “china plates broke.” The total cost is billed to “Mr. Wm. Bayard, Mr. Smith, Mr. Wm. Livingston, Mr. Scott,” and is signed “Received the contents, Bolton & Sigell.”

At a time when New Yorkers were anxiously picking sides between loyalty and rebellion, these four strong-willed leaders with very different paths met in the hotbed of rebellion and shared more than a few drinks. Plates were broken–innocently dropped, or hurled across the room in anger, in a fight about a drunken insult, or over the fate of America–we will probably never know.

Provenance: recently acquired from a dealer who also offered other William Bayard documents.

Estimate

$2,000 – $3,000

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(american revolution–prelude.)
A Continuation of the Proceedings of the House of Representatives of . . . Massachusetts-Bay,

Boston: Edes and Gill, 1770

Relative to . . . Keeping the General Assembly at Harvard-College. 8vo, disbound; minor foxing, minor wear to final leaf.

Concerning the relocation of the Massachusetts colonial government to Cambridge in the wake of the Boston Massacre. On the first page, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams and others are appointed to protest this decision to the Lieutenant Governor. Evans 11733; Sabin 45695.

Estimate

$500 – $750

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(american revolution–prelude.)
Manuscript notes on St. Andrews Masonic Lodge of Boston, and its famous Green Dragon Tavern.

[Boston], 1760-1807

12 manuscript pages, 12 x 7½ inches, on 4 unbound folding sheets; folds, minor wear and dampstaining.

These notes were apparently taken during an investigation of the finances of a Masonic lodge in Boston at some point not long after 1807, ensuring that it had clear title to its lodge building. However, this was not just any lodge, and not just any building. The notes were taken from the original records of St. Andrews Lodge, which had been established in 1756 and quickly became a locus of revolutionary activity. The lodge acquired its building in 1766 and used the first floor for meetings, while the basement was operated as the Green Dragon Tavern, otherwise known as the “Headquarters of the Revolution,” where the Sons of Liberty held surreptitious meetings.
Whoever went through the records to untangle the lodge’s finances clearly also had an interest in the lodge’s place in history. Special note is made of Joseph Warren’s admission as a member on 14 May 1765. Paul Revere is mentioned thrice as a member of the lodge’s standing committee during the 1768 purchase discussions and in 1777. James Otis, the Patriot lawyer who wrote “Taxation without Representation is tyranny,” is here consulted in 1767: “A com’e was appointed to get advice from Mr. James Otis respecting the house.” The last document discussed in the notes is an 1807 report on the lodge’s finances, which found that the lodge had paid $1555.56 for the “Green Dragon Tavern,” followed by $39.24 in repairs from 1760 to 1774.

Estimate

$500 – $750

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(american revolution–1775.)
The Battle of Lexington, April 19th 1775.

Boston, circa 1828-1834

Lithograph, 15 x 17½ inches; 3-inch closed tear on left edge, edges and caption area worn, but beautifully restored.

Moses Swett (1804-1838) here adapts the well-known 1775 view of the battle by Amos Doolittle, with his drawing then put on stone by Boston’s first lithographers, Pendleton’s Lithography. Swett made some adjustments to Doolittle’s contemporary rendering, cleaning up some of the primitive perspective and scale from the original, and altering the buildings in the background for composition purposes. The biggest change, though, is with the patriot troops in the foreground. Doolittle had depicted the event as a massacre of unorganized civilians by a formidable British military, with the dead or scattering Americans portrayed as victims. This made sense in the context of 1775, when the British were viewed as aggressors. By the 1830s, with the United States well established and annual Independence Day celebrations in honor of its origin stories, Swett reshaped the scene to show the patriots standing firm and firing back at the British regulars. See “Imagining the Battle of Lexington” at the American Revolution Institute website for more on this interesting comparison. One copy in OCLC, at the Boston Athenaeum; another is held by the Worcester Art Museum. None traced at auction since 1916.

Estimate

$1,500 – $2,500

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(american revolution–1775.)
Loyalty petition from what is now Portland, Maine.

Falmouth, ME, 1 June 1775

Manuscript document, 11¾ x 7¾ inches, 2 pages on one sheet; separations and moderate wear at folds, 4 tape repairs.

In 1775, Falmouth was a sprawling township in the northern section of Massachusetts which would soon become known as the District of Maine. The most populous section of Falmouth was “the Neck,” which would be broken off as the city of Portland ten years later. Falmouth Neck was the site of considerable revolutionary action, including “Thompson’s War,” a standoff between the Royal Navy and a patriot militia in early May 1775. The present document was written in Falmouth shortly afterward to ensure loyalty among the “several hundreds on ye Neck.”

“Agreeable to a resolve of our provincial Congress on the 8th of May ult’o, the Committee of Correspondence in this town, in order to know who are enemical to the rights of mankind and the interest of America, having proposed the following declaration of agreement to be sign’d by the inhabitants thereof, we the said inhabitants do heartily & cheerfully subscribe the same, viz:

We solemnly and sincerely declare that it is our opinion that the ministry of Great Britain and the Parliament have of late invaded the constitutional rights and liberties of this country by prosecuting their avowed design of raising a revenue here without our consent, as well as arbitrarily infringing our charter, and altering the civil government of this province, and therefore, to prevent a state of slavery, do sincerely and heartily agree and engage to do our utmost to carry into execution whatever measures have been or may be consistently recommended by the Continental and our provincial congresses for the purpose of opposing and frustrating those evil designs and for the preservation of our happy constitution, until a reconciliation between Great Britain and America upon constitutional principles can be obtained, which God grant may be speedily brought about, and that we will readily and heartily join our countrymen on all occasions in defence of our said rights and liberties as we trust our cause is righteous, and that we may succeed. We shall endeavor to oblige all persons to pay due obedience to the general resolves of Congress in particular, one for the regulation of the militia, to obey the orders of the several military officers who have been or shall be elected by the several companies and regiments, agreeable to the resolves of Congress, and to preserve peace and good order among ourselves and safety to the lives and properties of every individual among us.”

This is not the original petition with signatures. Added in a different hand is a note: “This was signed by several hundreds on ye Neck, indeed all but the Custom House officers, Mr. Pagan, who gave ye committee a very handsome letter in excuse, and Mr. Courning[?], and I don’t recollect any body except those who have left us. This method was agreed upon by ye committee to find out who were enemies, as the presumption was that those who were Tories &c would not sign it.”

Similar resolutions were passed in other New England towns during these early months of the Revolution, but this Falmouth resolution does not seem to be published.

Estimate

$5,000 – $7,500

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(american revolution–1775.) samuel stearns.
The North-American’s Almanack, and Gentleman’s and Lady’s Diary, for . . . 1776.

Worcester, MA: Isaiah Thomas, [1775]

[24] pages. 12mo, stitched; uncut, moderate toning and edge wear.

Includes an extensive “Account of the Commencement of Hostilities” by “Rev. Mr. William Gordon of Roxbury,” which features an eyewitness account of the Battle of Lexington, quoted at length in Sagendorph’s America and Her Almanacs, 89-93 as “the most striking example of this kind of on-the-spot reporting.” Also includes Sir Richard Rum’s long and rather unpleasant cure for drunkenness involving emetics, laxatives, and vinegar, and the more serious “Directions for Preserving the Health of the Soldier in the Camps.” The almanac makes a prophetic prediction for the 4th of July: “Thunder.” Drake 3260; Evans 14473; Sabin 90943.

Estimate

$1,200 – $1,800

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(american revolution–1776.) [john hathaway?]
Militia officer complaining about unfair promotions in his brigade.

No place, circa February 1776?

Autograph Letter to George Godfrey (1720-1793) of Taunton, MA, Brigadier General of the Bristol Brigade of Massachusetts Militia. One page, 12½ x 7½ inches, with address panel (no postal markings) and docketing on verso, plus integral blank; 2½-inch fore-edge chip with loss of several words including most of signature, other moderate wear.

“I am informed, sir, that you offered the major’s place in the army to two of your captains before Major Mitchell was appointed. . . . How they could be cal’d major and bare the same rank they now do is a thing I cannot solve by rule or grammar. . . . I realy conceive of your conduct to be degraiding of that set of officers, and as one of them I very modestly and calmly resent your conduct.” Quite a cheeky letter to write to your commanding officer.

The damaged signature reads only “Jo—,” but the docketing reads “Maj’r Hathaway’s reflecting letter to G. Godfrey.” Godfrey served as Brigadier General from January 1776 to July 1781. He appointed Abiel Mitchell as Major in February 1776, about the same time as John Hathaway was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.

Estimate

$200 – $300

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(american revolution–1776.) nathaniel low.
An Astronomical Diary; or, Almanack, for . . . 1777.

Boston: J. Gill, [1776]

Map. [24] pages. 12mo, disbound; dampstaining, leaves 9-11 supplied from another copy, moderate wear, uncut.

Featuring a full-page map of the New York City area, “A View of the Present Seat of War, at and near New-York,” which shows General Washington’s position on Manhattan. Also Low’s extended “Address to the Tories,” and a poem beginning “Let tyrants rage.” Drake 3264; Evans 14829; Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators 77; Sabin 42402.

Estimate

$700 – $1,000

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(american revolution–1778.)
Pay list for Captain Daniel Burgsteiner’s company.

Ebenezer, GA, 3 August 1778

2 pages, 12½ x 7½ inches, signed by Burgsteiner and two officials; toning and foxing, partial separations at folds, 1-inch early paper repair.

Lists pay due to the captain and 39 of his men for service of up to 63 days, “for duty & rations done at the magazine at Ebenezer.”

Estimate

$400 – $600

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(american revolution–1779.) [john jay.]
A Circular Letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their Constituents.

New London, CT: T. Green, [1779]

19 pages. 8vo, stitched; title page quite worn with some soiling but no loss of text, dampstaining to early leaves, final leaf laid down on scrapbook paper; uncut; early inscription on title page.

Originally printed in Philadelphia earlier that year. A discussion of the finances of the war, with a rousing conclusion: “Determine to finish the contest as you began it, honestly and gloriously. Let it never be said that America had no sooner become independent than she became insolvent, or that her infant glories and growing fame were obscured and tarnished by broken contracts and violated faith, in the very hour when all the nations of the earth were admiring and almost adoring the splendor of her rising.” Evans 16560. None of this edition traced at auction.

Estimate

$300 – $400

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(american revolution–1780.) varton, after “bundury” [bunbury].
Nouvelles Troupes de Grenadiers Englois.

“London”: Dickinson, 1780

Hand-colored engraving, 13¼ x 10¼ inches; horizontal fold, minor dampstaining in caption area, early edge reinforcement on verso.

A French copy (probably pirated) of a popular satirical print by Bunbury titled “Recruits,” with a British officer reviewing three bedraggled potential conscripts. No other examples of this French variant traced in OCLC or at auction.

Estimate

$200 – $300

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(american revolution–1782.) james crawford.
Letter describing the dramatic naval Battle of Delaware Bay.

Philadelphia, 16 April 1782

Autograph Letter Signed “J.C.” to John Brown “care of Governor Hancock” in Boston. One page, 9 x 7½ inches, plus integral blank with docketing and address panel marked “4” for postage; seal tear to address leaf, otherwise minimal wear.

While the land battles of the American Revolution came almost completely to an end at Yorktown in 1781, the two powers still clashed at sea. This letter passes on the fresh news of the Battle of Delaware Bay (or Battle of Cape May). Three American privateers were accompanying a merchant convoy into Philadelphia when they were attacked by three ships of the Royal Navy. The privateer Hyder Ally was commanded by Continental Navy captain Joshua Barney, who delivered the British a thrashing.

Here, a Philadelphia merchant writes to Continental naval agent John Brown (1748-1833) of Philadelphia, then visiting with Governor John Hancock in Boston. After addressing a minor insurance matter, he passes on dramatic news. “Nothing new since my last, except Capt. Barney in the ship Hyder Aly taking the King ship Monk of 10 nine pounders, in an action of 30 minutes. The Hyder Aly mounted 6 nines & 10 sixes. There never was more execution done by the same force in the same time. The Monk had every officer except two, killed or wounded. Amongst the latter was the Capt. She had in all 21 kill’d & 32 wounded. The Hyder Aly had 4 kill’d & 11 wounded. From such slaughter no doubt you’d conclude one of them boarded, but it was not the case. A fair action within pistol shot.”

Crawford also adds a postscript about a notable American privateer: “Rec’d a New York paper of the 11th giving an acc’t of Capt. Nicholson in the Dean being cary’d into Jam[aic]a by a 40-gun ship.”

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500