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Auction 2687B

November 17, 2013 11:00AM

11-17-2013 11-17-2013

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Retained Secretarial Copy of Letter Signed, 1 May 1821.

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Retained Secretarial Copy of Letter Signed, 1 May 1821.

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$900$750

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Retained Secretarial Copy of Letter Signed, 1 May 1821. Large sheet, inscribed on both sides. To Albert Gallatin, discussing discrepancies between various More ...

Adams, John Quincy (1825-1829) Autograph Letter Signed, 10 January 1832.

Adams, John Quincy (1825-1829) Autograph Letter Signed, 10 January 1832.

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$660$550

Adams, John Quincy (1825-1829) Autograph Letter Signed, 10 January 1832. Single page, inscribed on one side. To Zachariah Eddy of East Middleborough, Massachusetts, acknowledging the receipt of More ...

Airships Ephemera Lot.

Airships Ephemera Lot.

Lot:
3
Sold for:
$554$450

Airships Ephemera Lot. A collection of photographs and ephemera related to zeppelins and their ilk, including approximately fifty 8 x 10 black-and-white photographs, mostly issued by the U.S. More ...

Airships, Ephemera, From the Car of Andrews' Flying-Ship, a Souvenir of her Trial Trip

Airships, Ephemera, From the Car of Andrews' Flying-Ship, a Souvenir of her Trial Trip

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$660$550

Airships, Ephemera, From the Car of Andrews' Flying-Ship, a Souvenir of her Trial Trip, 25 May 1866. Advertising flyer, printed on mid-weight stock, with the slogan: Tempus Fugit. Tempore Fugit More ...

Artists' Notes and Letters, France, 20th Century.

Artists' Notes and Letters, France, 20th Century.

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

Artists' Notes and Letters, France, 20th Century. Twenty-four documents, mostly letters, from the following artists: three from Jules Cheret (1836-1932); one from Maurice Denis (1870-1943); eleven More ...

Autograph Collection, Twenty-five Frames:

Autograph Collection, Twenty-five Frames:

Lot:
6
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

Autograph Collection, Twenty-five Frames: Extensive collection of signed documents, short letters, and clipped signatures, all framed, including material signed by Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, More ...

Barbary Pirates, Letter, 13 January 1794.

Barbary Pirates, Letter, 13 January 1794.

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$900$750

Barbary Pirates, Letter, 13 January 1794. Two-and-a-half page letter on laid paper. To Benjamin Bourne (1755-1808), addressing the problem of piracy on the Barbary coast. A period copy of several More ...

Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-1898) Autograph Postcard Signed and Program.

Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-1898) Autograph Postcard Signed and Program.

Lot:
8
Sold for:
$3,600$3,000

Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-1898) Autograph Postcard Signed and Program. Postcard addressed to Otto Kylemann of 54 Doughty Street, London, postmarked 1893: "Dear Kylemann, I am all right again I am More ...

Bellini, Vincenzo (1801-1835) Autograph Letter Signed, 19 December 1834.

Bellini, Vincenzo (1801-1835) Autograph Letter Signed, 19 December 1834.

Lot:
9
Sold for:
$2,640$2,200

Bellini, Vincenzo (1801-1835) Autograph Letter Signed, 19 December 1834. Single page, with addressed self envelope. To Francesco Florimo (1800-1888), in Italian, introducing young Antoine Elwart More ...

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990) Autograph Letter Signed, 18 August 1952.

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990) Autograph Letter Signed, 18 August 1952.

Lot:
10
Sold for:
$240$200

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990) Autograph Letter Signed, 18 August 1952. Single page. To Dr. Isadore Green of Boston, discussing how one might judge modern art, with reference to Dr. Green's More ...

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990) Correspondence to Reneé Longy.

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990) Correspondence to ReneƩ Longy.

Lot:
11
Sold for:
$660$550

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990) Correspondence to ReneƩ Longy. One autograph postcard signed, "Dear R., I fervently hope the minor operation is truly minor! What a shame you couldn't make it. In More ...

Bonnard, Pierre (1867-1947) Autograph Note Signed, undated.

Bonnard, Pierre (1867-1947) Autograph Note Signed, undated.

Lot:
12
Sold for:
$738$600

Bonnard, Pierre (1867-1947) Autograph Note Signed, undated. Single page, perforated and torn all around. To Paul Gallimard (1850-1929) asking that he loan two Lautrecs from his office to Bonnard More ...

Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) Letter Signed, 24 January 1807.

Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) Letter Signed, 24 January 1807.

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$5,100$4,250

Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) Letter Signed, 24 January 1807. Single page. To Acting Governor of the Mississippi Territory Cowles Mead (1776-1844), asking for a passport to protect his boats. The letter More ...

Chester A. Arthur (1830-1886) and William McKinley (1844-1901) Signed Correspondence.

Chester A. Arthur (1830-1886) and William McKinley (1844-1901) Signed Correspondence.

Lot:
14
Sold for:
$600$500

Chester A. Arthur (1830-1886) and William McKinley (1844-1901) Signed Correspondence. Single page note signed by Arthur as Chairman of the Republican State Committee of New York, 2 September 1880, More ...

Chinese Illustrated Manuscript on the Production of Tea, 19th Century.

Chinese Illustrated Manuscript on the Production of Tea, 19th Century.

Lot:
15
Sold for:
$1,560$1,300

Chinese Illustrated Manuscript on the Production of Tea, 19th Century. Small-format twelve-leaf book with gouache paintings depicting twelve steps of tea production, single signature, paintings on More ...

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Archive of Correspondence with John W. French (1808-1871)

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Archive of Correspondence with John W. French (1808-1871)

Lot:
16
Sold for:
$2,760$2,300

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Archive of Correspondence with John W. French (1808-1871) Four autograph letters signed by Jefferson Davis, written between 1856 and 1859; a document appointing French More ...

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) and Varina Banks Howell Davis (1826-1906)   Archive of Correspondence

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) and Varina Banks Howell Davis (1826-1906) Archive of Correspondence

Lot:
17
Sold for:
$600$500

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) and Varina Banks Howell Davis (1826-1906) Archive of Correspondence. Three letters from Varina Davis, 1859-1861, addressed to John W. French, one written on the blank More ...

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Autograph Letter Signed, 24 December 1860.

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Autograph Letter Signed, 24 December 1860.

Lot:
18
Sold for:
$6,600$5,500

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Autograph Letter Signed, 24 December 1860. Three pages, on a Carson's Congress stationery bifolium, with the original envelope. To John W. French, written from the More ...

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Autograph Letter Signed, 22 January 1861.

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Autograph Letter Signed, 22 January 1861.

Lot:
19
Sold for:
$3,600$3,000

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Autograph Letter Signed, 22 January 1861. Two pages, on a lined folding stationery bifolium. To John French, expressing an inability to help with a problem a West More ...

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) and John W. French (1808-1871)   Archive Related to their Association

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) and John W. French (1808-1871) Archive Related to their Association

Lot:
20
Sold for:
$840$700

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) and John W. French (1808-1871) Archive Related to their Association. A small group of documents revealing Reverend French's attempt to extricate himself from More ...

Davis, Jefferson  (1808-1889) Signed Military Commission, 1 July 1855.

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Signed Military Commission, 1 July 1855.

Lot:
21
Sold for:
$450$375

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Signed Military Commission, 1 July 1855. Single page printed document on paper, completed by hand. Appointing the newly West Point-graduated Samuel Breck Jr. More ...

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Three Envelopes with Free Frank Signatures.

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Three Envelopes with Free Frank Signatures.

Lot:
22
Sold for:
$960$800

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Three Envelopes with Free Frank Signatures. All c. 1860, addressed to John W. French at West Point, all with tears, two affecting Davis's signature. (3) More ...

Declaration of Independence.

Declaration of Independence.

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$22,800$19,000

Declaration of Independence. Washington, D.C.: engraved by W.J. Stone, [1833]. Folio broadside, printed on rice paper, formerly folded and included in Peter Force's (1790-1868) American Archives, More ...

Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886) Autograph Note Signed, undated.

Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886) Autograph Note Signed, undated.

Lot:
24
Sold for:
$28,800$24,000

Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886) Autograph Note Signed, undated. Single leaf of notepaper with an allover grid pattern in the paper itself (as laid lines), the text written in pencil. The letter is More ...

Eilshemius, Louis Michel (1864-1941) Autograph Notes Regarding Skeletal Anatomy.

Eilshemius, Louis Michel (1864-1941) Autograph Notes Regarding Skeletal Anatomy.

Lot:
24A
Sold for:
$240$200

Eilshemius, Louis Michel (1864-1941) Autograph Notes Regarding Skeletal Anatomy. Seven leaves, versos blank, inscribed in pencil on buff-colored wove stock, octavo format, "The Radius of Man," More ...

Escher, Maurits Cornelis (1898-1972) Signed Card with Photo, 1971.

Escher, Maurits Cornelis (1898-1972) Signed Card with Photo, 1971.

Lot:
25
Sold for:
$10,200$8,500

Escher, Maurits Cornelis (1898-1972) Signed Card with Photo, 1971. Drawing Hands card, with a inscription added to the image by Escher, in red ballpoint pen: voorspoed in nieuwe huis en 1971; and More ...

Gage, Thomas (1720-1787) General Return of the Number of Rations and Provisions Issued to His Majestys Troops in North America under t

Gage, Thomas (1720-1787) General Return of the Number of Rations and Provisions Issued to His Majestys Troops in North America under t

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$3,600$3,000

Gage, Thomas (1720-1787) General Return of the Number of Rations and Provisions Issued to His Majesty's Troops in North America under the Command of His Excellency, the Honorable Major General More ...

Hancock, John (1737-1793) Lottery Ticket, Signed, June 1765.

Hancock, John (1737-1793) Lottery Ticket, Signed, June 1765.

Lot:
27
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

Hancock, John (1737-1793) Lottery Ticket, Signed, June 1765. Ticket number 3787, Faneuil-Hall Lottery number five, marked with the letter G in the bottom corner, left of Hancock's signature, the More ...

Hancock, John (1737-1793) Signed Military Commission to the Rank of Major, John May (1748-1812) 1 July 1781.

Hancock, John (1737-1793) Signed Military Commission to the Rank of Major, John May (1748-1812) 1 July 1781.

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$3,120$2,600

Hancock, John (1737-1793) Signed Military Commission to the Rank of Major, John May (1748-1812) 1 July 1781. [and] Military Commission appointing May Adjutant of the Boston Regiment of Militia, 10 More ...

Harding, Warren (1865-1923) Typed Letter, Signed, 9 April 1923.

Harding, Warren (1865-1923) Typed Letter, Signed, 9 April 1923.

Lot:
29
Sold for:
$308$250

Harding, Warren (1865-1923) Typed Letter, Signed, 9 April 1923. Single page on White House stationery. To Postmaster General Harry Stewart New (1858-1937), mentioning Senator Wesley Jones's More ...