Auction 26.02.2004

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Datum der Auktion: 26.02.2004

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BLIGH, William (1754-1817). Autograph manuscript entitled "Remarks by Lieut...

BLIGH, William (1754-1817). Autograph manuscript entitled "Remarks by Lieut Willm Bligh," concerning navigation in the West Indies, and with a MANUSCRIPT MAP, inscribed on inner front wrapper "To the Right Honble Lord Howe with a Plan of the Harbour of Lucca in Jamaica & view of part of Cuba," n.p

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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BLIGH, William (1754-1817) and Fletcher CHRISTIAN (fl. 1789). Manuscript...

BLIGH, William (1754-1817) and Fletcher CHRISTIAN (fl. 1789). Manuscript fragment signed ("Wm Bligh" and Fle r Christian"), also signed by other members of the crew of H.M.S. Bounty , Matavai Bay, Otaheite (Tahiti), 1 December 1788. 2 pages, the lower half of a quarto sheet, probably from a ledger

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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BRUCE, James (1730-1794). Autograph letter signed ("James Bruce") to Joseph...

BRUCE, James (1730-1794). Autograph letter signed ("James Bruce") to Joseph Banks, Kinnaird, 20 July 1790. 3 pages, 4to, seal hole affecting three words, some light soiling . ON THE PUBLICATION OF HIS 'TRAVELS' Bruce writes to Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, about the mistakes in

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 3.500 $ - 4.500 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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BRUCE, James. Autograph letter signed ("James Bruce") to Mrs. Riddel...

BRUCE, James. Autograph letter signed ("James Bruce") to Mrs. Riddel, Kinnaird, 12 January 1794 3 pages, 4to, seal-tear affecting a few words, slight dust-soiling . "I WOULD NOT COULD NOT SUFFER ONE I TENDERLY LOVED TO BE TORN FROM MY SIDE" Bruce writes to the wife of a Mr. Riddel, pressing her on

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Autograph letter signed ("C.D.") to his wife...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Autograph letter signed ("C.D.") to his wife, Emma Darwin ("My dear Wife"), n.p. [Down, Kent, "Monday Night" [?February 1843]. 4 pages, 4to, with Emma's later notes at top of first page ("Etty was baby so about 43 or 44 after removal to Down") and at end ("this letter to

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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SPEKE, John Hanning (1827-1864). Autograph letter signed ("JH Speke") to...

SPEKE, John Hanning (1827-1864). Autograph letter signed ("JH Speke") to Lieutenant Playfair in Aden, Camp Hadafino (Lat 10 o-47'), [1854-55]. 1¼ pages with 6-line postscript on integral blank, folio, some glue residue and small losses along center fold touching a few letters . AN IMPORTANT LETTER

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 3.500 $ - 4.500 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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BURTON, Richard F. (1821-1890). Autograph letter signed ("Richrd F Burton...

BURTON, Richard F. (1821-1890). Autograph letter signed ("Richrd F Burton Sr.") to the Assistant Political Agent at Aden, Camp Aden, 18 February 1855. 1 page, folio, slightly faded . Burton, who would become renowned for his translation of the Arabian Nights, seeks the results of the Arabic

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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BURTON, Richard F. Autograph letter signed ("Rich d F. Burton") to the...

BURTON, Richard F. Autograph letter signed ("Rich d F. Burton") to the Political Agent, Aden, Camp Aden, 25 March 1855. 1 page, folio, some light soiling at edges, a bit browned . Burton's letter is presumably written to James Outram, who in 1854 became the first political resident at Aden. Burton

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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SPEKE, John Hanning (1827-1864). Autograph letter signed ("JH Speke") to...

SPEKE, John Hanning (1827-1864). Autograph letter signed ("JH Speke") to Lieutenant Robert Lambert Playfair in Aden, Syarah, 2 April 1855. 1½ pages, folio, a bit stained, creases at folds, a few tears repaired and edges frayed, both affecting a few letters . "THE BLACKGUARDS TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY OF

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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SPEKE, John Hanning. Autograph letter signed ("J.H. Speke") to Lieutenant...

SPEKE, John Hanning. Autograph letter signed ("J.H. Speke") to Lieutenant Robert Lambert Playfair in Aden, Berbera, 3 April [1855]. 2¼ pages, folio, some minor staining, small tears along center fold affecting a few letters . ON THE PUNISHMENT OF ARAB THIEVES. Following the incident described in his

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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BURTON, Richard F. (1821-1890)] Letter signed by the acting civil surgeon...

BURTON, Richard F. (1821-1890)] Letter signed by the acting civil surgeon at Aden ("D? K?"), to the acting political agent there, Aden, 22 April 1855. 1¼ pages, folio, in a native secretarial hand, lightly browned . "I FOUND LIEUTENANT BURTHON WITH A SPEAR WOUND": THE ORIGINAL MEDICAL REPORT BY THE

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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LIVINGSTONE, David (1813-1873). Autograph letter signed ("David...

LIVINGSTONE, David (1813-1873). Autograph letter signed ("David Livingstone") to "H", Cataracts, 7 June 1863. 4 pages, 8vo, light browning to edges, small hole affecting a few letters . A JOCULAR LIVINGSTONE FORWARDS SUPPLIES. Livingstone, presumably writing to Horace Waller, a member of Bishop

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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LIVINGSTONE, David. Autograph letter signed ("David Livingstone") to John...

LIVINGSTONE, David. Autograph letter signed ("David Livingstone") to John Kirk, Malango, 8 August 1863. 12 pages, 8vo, on two different paper stocks, short adhesive-tape repair on verso of second leaf, pale marginal glue residue, few short nicks/tears along folds and at edges . IN THE FINAL STAGES

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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LIVINGSTONE, David (1813-1873). 8 autograph letters signed ("David...

LIVINGSTONE, David (1813-1873). 8 autograph letters signed ("David Livingstone") and an autograph letter fragment to his chief assistant John Kirk (one to Kirk's mother), Murchison's Cataracts, Newstead Abbey, Hamilton and Bombay, 17 December 1863-15 November 1865. Together approximately 34 pages

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Two autograph letters signed ("C. G...

GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Two autograph letters signed ("C. G. Gordon") to Aunt Amy, Galatz, 18 November 1873 and Massawah, 6 January 1878. Together 7 pages, 4to and 8vo . GORDON CONTEMPLATES AN OFFER AS GOVERNOR GENERAL OF THE EQUATORIAL PROVINCES: "IT IS NOT SETTLED AT ALL FOR CERTAIN THAT I

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G. Three autograph letters signed ("C. G. Gordon") to Sir...

GORDON, Charles G. Three autograph letters signed ("C. G. Gordon") to Sir Samuel Baker, Bohr, 29 January 1875, Cape Town, 13 May 1882, and Cape Colony, 2 October 1882. Together 10 pages, 4tos, the first letter slightly foxed and frayed at edges . "I AM NOT A COLONIST": GORDON ATTACKS BAKER FOR

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G. Autograph letter signed ("C. G. Gordon") to Sir Samuel...

GORDON, Charles G. Autograph letter signed ("C. G. Gordon") to Sir Samuel Baker, Moogie, 15-29 December 1875. 4 pages, 8vo, slight tears at creases . GORDON ON THE NILE EXPEDITION: "I CORDIALLY DISAPPROVE OF THE WHOLE AFFAIR & IF I WAS NOT BOUND TO GET THE STEAMER ON LAKE, I WOULD LEAVE AT ONCE

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G.] GESSI, Romolo (1832-1881). Three autograph letters...

GORDON, Charles G.] GESSI, Romolo (1832-1881). Three autograph letters signed to Carl Christian Giegler, 1875-1876. Together 12 pages, 4to . The 12 December 1875 letter reports that a local tribe had killed Linant de Bellefonds and some 40 men in August. Muggi was one of Gordon's stations on the

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GRANT, Col. James A. (1827-1892). Two autograph letters signed to Carl...

GRANT, Col. James A. (1827-1892). Two autograph letters signed to Carl Christian Giegler, 1 March 1876, 23 November 1876. Together 12 pages, 8vo, with original envelopes in Grant's hand. COL. GRANT ON GORDON'S FIRST TOUR OF DUTY IN AFRICA: In the March 1876 letter, Grant notes The Times's report on

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Five autograph letters signed ("C.G...

GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Five autograph letters signed ("C.G. Gordon"), to various correspondents, 16 December 1877 to 8 January 1884. Together 14 pages, 4to, 8vo, and 12mo . GORDON AGREES TO SERVE AS GOVERNOR OF THE CONGO: "I PROMISED [THE KING] IN 1880 TO DO SO & I MUST KEEP MY PROMISES

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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BAKER, Sir Samuel (1821-1893). Autograph letter signed to Carl Christian...

BAKER, Sir Samuel (1821-1893). Autograph letter signed to Carl Christian Giegler, 28 April 1878. 4 pages, 8vo, with autograph envelope to Giegler at Khartoum . This letter from Baker mentions the receipt of a letter from Emin Pasha at Mrooli in Unyoro and comments on how strange it is that the only

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Two autograph letter signed ("C.G...

GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Two autograph letter signed ("C.G. Gordon"), Khartoum, 24 September 1878 to Sir Samuel Baker, and Khartoum, 20 October 1878 to Rev. Horace Waller. Together 11 pages, 8vo and 4to, 24 September letter incorporating autograph map of the Nile . GORDON FIGHTS THE SLAVE

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Autograph letter signed ("C.G. Gordon") to...

GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Autograph letter signed ("C.G. Gordon") to Sir Samuel Baker, Tientsin, 4 August 1880. 3 pages, 8vo . GORDON IN CHINA DEALS WITH A "SPLENDID BARBARIAN" AND BEMOANS THE "ENERVATED AND EFFEMINATE" BRITISH Gordon returned to China in 1880, nearly 20 years after his famous

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 800 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G. Two autograph letters signed ("C. G. Gordon") to Sir...

GORDON, Charles G. Two autograph letters signed ("C. G. Gordon") to Sir Samuel Baker, Southhampton, 12 November 1882; Jafa [Haifa], 14 August 1883. Together 7 pages, 8vo . WRITING FROM "THE LONELY WASTES OF EGYPT." Gordon tells Baker on 12 November 1882 that the politicial state of Egypt is

Los #: 37

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G. Autograph letter signed ("C. G. Gordon") to Sir Samuel...

GORDON, Charles G. Autograph letter signed ("C. G. Gordon") to Sir Samuel Baker, Bellevue Hotel Brussels, 4 January 1884. 10 pages, 8vo, final integral blank removed, slightly foxed . "THE MAHDI HAS NO BACK BONE & IF NOT MOLESTED IN A RASH WAY, WILL FALL TO PIECES...I AM COMING TO EGYPT" Gordon

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G. Autograph letter signed ("C.G. Gordon"), to Sir Samuel...

GORDON, Charles G. Autograph letter signed ("C.G. Gordon"), to Sir Samuel Baker, Southampton, 8 January 1884. 2 pages, 4to . [ With :] STEAD, W.T. Autograph letter signed ("W.T. Stead") to his sister Augusta Gordon, 11 February 1885. 1 page, 8vo, Pall Mall Gazette stationery . DEATH BY INTERVIEW

Los #: 39

Schätzpreis: 1.800 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G.] WOLSELEY, Col. Garnet (1833-1913). Autograph telegram...

GORDON, Charles G.] WOLSELEY, Col. Garnet (1833-1913). Autograph telegram signed ("Wolseley") to General Gordon, Hotel Bellevue, Brussels, n.d., with clerical notation in blue pencil at top left corner: "Dispatched 17/1/84." 1 page, War Office stationery, slight tears at creases . [ With, on verso

Los #: 40

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Two autograph letters signed ("C. G...

GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Two autograph letters signed ("C. G. Gordon") to Eyre, Kartoum, 18 February 1884 and Kartoum, 6 March 1884. Together 4 pages, 12mo and 4to. The second letter also includes autograph envelope . GORDON PONDERS THE HICKS MASSACRE UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN KHARTOUM AND

Los #: 41

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G.] ISMAIL (1830-1895), Khedive of Egypt . Letter signed...

GORDON, Charles G.] ISMAIL (1830-1895), Khedive of Egypt . Letter signed ("Ismail") to Augusta Gordon, Vienna, 5 October 1884. 3 pages, 4to, personal stationery . In French. DELUDED HOPES. A misinformed Ismail writes a congratulatory note to Gordon's sister about her brother's safe rescue from

Los #: 44

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 26.02.2004

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GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Autograph letter signed ("C. G. Gordon") to...

GORDON, Charles G. (1833-1885). Autograph letter signed ("C. G. Gordon") to Sir Samuel Baker, Khartoum, 5 November 1884. 3 pages, 8vo, black border . [ With :] Archive of approximately 120 letters to Sir Samuel Baker from various leading political figures, statesmen and explorers, 1867-1893

Los #: 45

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 26.02.2004