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Auction 2526B

November 14, 2010 11:00AM

11-14-2010 11-14-2010

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Strauss, Johann (1825-1899)

Strauss, Johann (1825-1899)

Lot:
87
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Strauss, Johann (1825-1899), Signature on sheet of paper, [c. 1890], boldly signed with flourish, sheet size 6 1/2 x 8 in., (very good); together with a note of authenticity stating the origin of More ...

Taft, William Howard (1857-1930)

Taft, William Howard (1857-1930)

Lot:
88
Sold for:
$504$425

Taft, William Howard (1857-1930), Signed letter, April 30th, 1909, one page, as President, to Reverend Charles Southgate of the Massachusetts Bible Society, tactfully declining an invitation to More ...

Taft, William Howard (1857-1930)

Taft, William Howard (1857-1930)

Lot:
89
Sold for:
$119$100

Taft, William Howard (1857-1930), Signed letter, May 21, 1917, one page, to Mrs. Herbert Powers of Fort Fairfield, Maine, thanking her for her hospitality during a visit to her town and Aroostook, More ...

(Thanksgiving Broadside), Adams, Samuel

(Thanksgiving Broadside), Adams, Samuel

Lot:
90
Sold for:
$2,726$2,300

(Thanksgiving Broadside), Adams, Samuel, Printed broadside issued by Samuel Adams, February 29th, 1796, one page, as Governor, "A Proclamation for a Day of Solemn Fasting and Prayer," printed by More ...

Trollope, Anthony (1815-1882)

Trollope, Anthony (1815-1882)

Lot:
91
Sold for:
$119$100

Trollope, Anthony (1815-1882), Signature card, framed with a printed portrait, sight size 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 in., (some toning at edges of mat). More ...

Tyler, John (1790-1862)

Tyler, John (1790-1862)

Lot:
92
Sold for:
$948$800

Tyler, John (1790-1862), Signed document, July, 1844, one page, as President, four language ship's paper for the bark "Elizabeth" in Fall River, Massachusetts, commanded by Elihu Gifford bound for More ...

(United States Constitution)

(United States Constitution)

Lot:
93
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(United States Constitution), Broadside printing "Addresses to the Citizens of Pennsylvania, Calculated to shew the Safety--Advantages--and Necessity of adopting the proposed Constitution of the More ...

(United States Navy, Journal and Presidential Commissions, 19th century)

(United States Navy, Journal and Presidential Commissions, 19th century)

Lot:
94
Sold for:
$1,659$1,400

(United States Navy, Journal and Presidential Commissions, 19th century), Extensive travel journal of Dr. Robert T. Barry, Surgeon, U.S. Sloop of War Boston, April-October, 1844, on voyage to More ...

(United States, 18th-19th Century Notables)

(United States, 18th-19th Century Notables)

Lot:
95
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

(United States, 18th-19th Century Notables), Group of approximately nineteen signed American documents signed by various notables of the 18th and 19th centuries, including, Henry Dearborn, Henry More ...

Universal Gazette

Universal Gazette

Lot:
96
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Universal Gazette. Washington City: Joseph Gales, February 14, 1812. Excerpts from the House of Representatives for "classing and arming the Militia" and the specifics of the appropriations and ages More ...

(War of 1812, Recruitment)

(War of 1812, Recruitment)

Lot:
96A
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(War of 1812, Recruitment), Autograph document, signed by Captain Christopher Bridgely, October 15, 1813, one page, to James Beatty, Esq., Navy Agent, directing him to provide monies to Lieutenant More ...

Washington, George (1732-1799)

Washington, George (1732-1799)

Lot:
97
Sold for:
$10,665$9,000

Washington, George (1732-1799), Signed document, June 8, 1783, as General and Commander in Chief, one page, a discharge for Private William Lynch of the first New York Regiment, countersigned by More ...

Washington, George (1732-1799)

Washington, George (1732-1799)

Lot:
98
Sold for:
$4,740$4,000

Washington, George (1732-1799), Signed document, January 1, 1784, double-page vellum, a certificate of membership in the Society of the Cincinnati for Major William Bradford, counter-signed by More ...

Whitman, Walt (1819-1892)

Whitman, Walt (1819-1892)

Lot:
99
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Whitman, Walt (1819-1892), Autograph letter signed, January 31, 1887, one page, recipient unknown, concerning his current state of mind and his most recent activities, text in full: "Dear Friend, I More ...

Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900)

Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900)

Lot:
100
Sold for:
$770$650

Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900), Signature, signed with flourish on a 2 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. card, (small ink smudge on verso). More ...

Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924)

Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924)

Lot:
101
Sold for:
$296$250

Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924), Signed letter, August 17, 1914, one page, as President, to Mr. Allen S. Hulbert of Boston, on White House letterhead, thanking him for a note of sympathy, (fold, some More ...

Illustrated Books, Four Volumes:

Illustrated Books, Four Volumes:

Lot:
102
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Illustrated Books, Four Volumes: Leech's Comic History of England, and Comic History of Rome, 1851-2; Chalcographimania by Satiricus Sculptur, 1814; and Northleigh's Topographical Descriptions of More ...

Aesop (c. 620-560 B.C.), and Bewick, Thomas

Aesop (c. 620-560 B.C.), and Bewick, Thomas

Lot:
103
Sold for:
$119$100

Aesop (c. 620-560 B.C.), and Bewick, Thomas, The Fables of Aesop, And Others, Newcastle: E. Walker, 1823, second edition, gilt stamped and lettered three-quarter red morocco, illustrated by Thomas More ...

(Africa, Exploration)

(Africa, Exploration)

Lot:
104
Sold for:
$385$325

(Africa, Exploration), Park, Mungo (1771-1806), Two titles, Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, London: W. Bulmer, 1799, first edition, with three folding maps, one folding chart, portrait More ...

(African-American), Toomer, Jean (1894-1967), Signed copy

(African-American), Toomer, Jean (1894-1967), Signed copy

Lot:
105
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(African-American), Toomer, Jean (1894-1967), Signed copy, Essentials, Chicago: Privately printed, 1931, first edition, black cloth, signed and numbered 78 of 1000, 8vo, (slight dampstaining lower More ...

Ainsworth, W. Harrison (1805-1882) The Tower of London and Windsor Castle

Ainsworth, W. Harrison (1805-1882) The Tower of London and Windsor Castle

Lot:
106
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Ainsworth, W. Harrison (1805-1882) The Tower of London and Windsor Castle. Paris: Baudry's European Library, two volumes in one, 1841-43. Spine detached, labels detached (one missing), ffep More ...

Ainsworth, William Harrison (1805-1882) and Cruikshank,   George (1792-1878), Illustrator

Ainsworth, William Harrison (1805-1882) and Cruikshank, George (1792-1878), Illustrator

Lot:
107
Sold for:
$237$200

Ainsworth, William Harrison (1805-1882) and Cruikshank, George (1792-1878), Illustrator, The Miser's Daughter: A Tale, London: Cunningham and Mortimer, 1842, first edition, three volumes, More ...

Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888)

Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888)

Lot:
108
Sold for:
$1,422$1,200

Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888), Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868, first edition, first issue, original gilt lettered purple cloth, 8vo, (covers chipped and More ...

(Almanac)

(Almanac)

Lot:
109
Sold for:
$119$100

(Almanac), A Pocket Almanack for...1794, Boston: T. & J. Fleet, 1794, wraps, 12mo, (wraps likely later, with ink markings to front, light handling wear, and scattered soiling). More ...

(American Indian History), Brainerd, David (1718-1747)

(American Indian History), Brainerd, David (1718-1747)

Lot:
110
Sold for:
$296$250

(American Indian History), Brainerd, David (1718-1747), Mirabilia Dei Indicos, or the Rise and Progress...Work of Grace, Philadelphia: William Bradford, [1746], limp calf, 8vo, (lacking i-vi, More ...

(Anatomy, 19th Century)

(Anatomy, 19th Century)

Lot:
111
Sold for:
$563$475

(Anatomy, 19th Century), Vellum bound manuscript book with watercolor drawings, c. 1832, being a medical student's anatomical studies book, approximately twenty-four leaves with copious notes and More ...

(Anglo-Indian Affairs)

(Anglo-Indian Affairs)

Lot:
112
Sold for:
$178$150

(Anglo-Indian Affairs), A Short History of English Transactions in the East-Indies, Cambridge: Fletcher and Hodson, 1776, bearing contemporary bookplate for the Earl of Gower, calf, front cover More ...

(Anthony, Susan B., Her Copy), Webster, Daniel (1782-1872)

(Anthony, Susan B., Her Copy), Webster, Daniel (1782-1872)

Lot:
113
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(Anthony, Susan B., Her Copy), Webster, Daniel (1782-1872), The Life, Eulogy, and Great Orations of Daniel Webster, Rochester: Wilbur M. Hayward & Co., 1854, original brown cloth, signed by Anthony More ...

(Arctic Exploration)

(Arctic Exploration)

Lot:
114
Sold for:
$2,252$1,900

(Arctic Exploration) Three titles: Back, Sir George (1796-1878), Narrative of An Expedition in H.M.S. Terror..., London: John Murray, 1838, first edition, original cloth, with twelve plates and More ...

Ariosto, Ludovico (1474-1533)

Ariosto, Ludovico (1474-1533)

Lot:
115
Sold for:
$889$750

Ariosto, Ludovico (1474-1533), Orlando Furioso, Lyon: Barthelemy Honorat, 1556, gilt-tooled mottled calf, 8vo, (spine detaching with some loss, bumped and chipped, light dampstaining to front pages More ...