11-14-2010 11-14-2010
Skinner Auctions
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2526B Boston
November 14, 2010 11:00AMCalender

Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2526B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 14, 2010 11:00AM


Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814), Two articles: broadside, Natural and Political History of The Gerry-Mander!, [c. 1812], protesting the redrawing of the voting district to give rise to the term "Gerrymander," two columns, with woodcut depicting the "Salamander," 20 x 14 in.; and a printed broadside, 1812, issued by Governor Elbridge Gerry proclaiming "A Proclamation for a Day of Public Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer," 21 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.; (folds to both, else very good).
Estimate $400-600


Elbridge Gerry