Auction 27.09.1995

Christie's
New York, East

Datum der Auktion: 27.09.1995

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AMERICAN AUTHORS]. FIELD, EUGENE. Autograph manuscript signed of his poem...

AMERICAN AUTHORS]. FIELD, EUGENE. Autograph manuscript signed of his poem on the love of books and reading, "De Amicitus," n.p. [undoubtedly Chicago], dated "Feb. 14, 1889" at end, 4 1/2 pages, 4to, about 79 lines, in ink with several revisions, written on the rectos only, the leaves removed from a

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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AMERICAN HISTORY]. ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. Typed letter signed...

AMERICAN HISTORY]. ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. Typed letter signed, ("Franklin D. Roosevelt") as Governor to Miss Mary Rhodes. Albany, NY, 14 January 1929. One page, 8vo, on NY State Governor's stationery, imprinted with State of New York, Executive Chamber seal; folded for mailing; with postmarked

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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AUTHORS & ARTISTS] DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph note signed ("Charles...

AUTHORS & ARTISTS] DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph note signed ("Charles Dickens") to Madame Celesté, London, 4 January 1860. One 8vo sheet of engraved "TaVistock House" letterhead folded to make four pages; text covering one page; folded for mailing; lightly soiled, not affecting text . Dickens jots a

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 900 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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AUTHORS CLUB. A collection of 105 autograph manuscripts and typescripts...

AUTHORS CLUB. A collection of 105 autograph manuscripts and typescripts signed, comprising all (but four, see below) of the stories, poems and essays published in the Liber Scriptorum , the first book of the Authors Club, 1893. 3 vols., folio, the leaves of each manuscript inlaid to large sheets of

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION]. Collection of approximatly 1200 autographs mostly by...

AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION]. Collection of approximatly 1200 autographs mostly by European and British Royality, Nobility, Military, Members of Parlament, Scientists, Artists and Writers mostly 18th century mounted on approximatly 460 plates comprising free franks, promissory notes, clipped signatures and

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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BARNUM, P.T. Autograph letter signed ("P.T. Barnum") to "Dear Sir," New...

BARNUM, P.T. Autograph letter signed ("P.T. Barnum") to "Dear Sir," New York, 3 February 1865. One 8vo sheet of Barnum's American Museum stationary, the entire left column of the verso printing an elaborate advertisement for Barnum's American Museum ("...It is literally the people's favorite and its

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 700 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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CLEMENS, SAMUEL ("Mark Twain"). Autograph letter signed ("S.L. Clemens") to...

CLEMENS, SAMUEL ("Mark Twain"). Autograph letter signed ("S.L. Clemens") to Mr. E. A. Reynolds Ball. Hotel Royal, Berlin, 22 February [18]92. One page, 8vo, brown ink on plain bond, folded horizontally for mailing; some light creasing to edges; with postmarked envelope, addressed in Clemens's hand

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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COLONIAL MEXICAN DOCUMENTS] ITURBIDE, AUGUSTIN DE. Autograph document...

COLONIAL MEXICAN DOCUMENTS] ITURBIDE, AUGUSTIN DE. Autograph document signed "Augustin de Iturbide" [Mexico] 4 April 1816. One sheet 8vo, folded vertically into 4 columns; brown ink, text entirely in Spanish, covering 3½ columns, approximately the space of two regular "pages"; some offsetting

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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CONRAD, JOSEPH. Typed letter signed ("Ever Affectionately yours J...

CONRAD, JOSEPH. Typed letter signed ("Ever Affectionately yours J. Conrad"), to his friend and advisor, critic/writer Edward Garnett ("Dearest Edward") , discussing his distressed mental state undoubtedly over his son Borys, who was fighting on the front. Orlestone, 27 March 1918. Two Pages, 4to

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 700 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph letter signed ("J. Fenimore Cooper") to...

COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph letter signed ("J. Fenimore Cooper") to "Dear Sir," Cooperstown, March 23 [18]50. One page, 8vo, brown ink on pale blue bond; margins trimmed closely by previous owner (impinging on a few letters on left margin of last line of letter, text elsewise not affected

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 750 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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DANA, RICHARD HENRY]. Autograph letter signed ("Rich. H. Dana Jr.") to...

DANA, RICHARD HENRY]. Autograph letter signed ("Rich. H. Dana Jr.") to Francis Henry Underwood, abolitionist and founder of the Atlantic Monthly (first issue, Nov. 1857). Cambridge [Mass.], 26 February 1856. One sheet, 8vo, folded to make four pages; text covering three pages; signed again by Dana

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 700 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph letter signed ("Charles Dickens"), to Mrs...

DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph letter signed ("Charles Dickens"), to Mrs. Florence Marryat Church, discussing neurological attack in his foot. Higham, Kent, 17 May 1870. 0ne page, 8vo, on printed Cad's Hill Place letterhead; with original addressed envelope. "I have been much inconvenienced and pained

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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LAFAYETTE, MARQUIS DE. Autograph letter signed ("Lafayette") to "Monsieur...

LAFAYETTE, MARQUIS DE. Autograph letter signed ("Lafayette") to "Monsieur Charge d'affair des etats unis," La Grange, 10 March 1811. One sheet, 8vo, folded to make 4 pages; text, in English, covering one page only; address in Lafayette's hand; remnants of sealing wax; folded for mailing; lightly

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, President . Printed document signed ("Abraham Lincoln...

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, President . Printed document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President, countersigned by Simon Cameron. Washington, D.C., 6 June 1861. One page, oblong 4to, embossed U.S. War Office seal, accomplished in manuscript, chipped and stained at edges, some splitting and staining along

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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LOWELL, JAMES RUSSELL. Autograph manuscript signed of the poem "Invita...

LOWELL, JAMES RUSSELL. Autograph manuscript signed of the poem "Invita Minerva" ("The Bardling came where by the river grew The pennioned reeds, that in the westwind blue..."), Cambridge, Massachusetts, n.d. [1855?]. 2 pages, 8vo, 30 lines in 5 stanzas, written on pages one and three of a four page

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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MANUSCRIPT--SPANISH 16th CENTURY]. Carta executoria [patent of nobility...

MANUSCRIPT--SPANISH 16th CENTURY]. Carta executoria [patent of nobility] granted to Juan de Soto and Andres de Soto by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Castille and Leon. Valladolid, 6 June 1546. Manuscript on vellum, 42 leaves. Single columns of 40 lines; ruled in red ink, justification

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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MENCKEN, H. L. Group of 10 short typed letters signed from Mencken, mostly...

MENCKEN, H. L. Group of 10 short typed letters signed from Mencken, mostly to Ralph F. Colin (one to Louis Untermeyer and one to "Mr. Baldwin"). Various places (mostly Baltimore), 1927-43. Together 10 pages, mostly oblong 8vo, mostly on printed stationary; mostly with original envelopes. An

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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MORRIS, LEWIS, Signer (New York) ]. ALEYN, JOHN. Select Cases Reported...

MORRIS, LEWIS, Signer (New York) ]. ALEYN, JOHN. Select Cases Reported. London: Printed for George Pawlet, 1688. Folio, contemporary calf, binding dried and worn, front cover detached; title laid down, lacks front endpapers, some browning and soiling

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 150 $ - 250 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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NAPOLEON I, Emperor of France . Autograph note signed ("Bonaparte") as...

NAPOLEON I, Emperor of France . Autograph note signed ("Bonaparte") as Commander of the Italian Army to an unidentified recipient, [Italy], [1796-1797]. One page; folio; text, entirely in French, printed on parchment, accomplished in manuscript; handsome engraved seal of "Bonaparte Général chef de

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 800 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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NAPOLEON I, Emperor of France . Printed document signed ("Napoleon...

NAPOLEON I, Emperor of France . Printed document signed ("Napoleon"), countersigned by the Minister of Justice and the Secretary of State, Trianon Palace, 4 March 1813. One page; folio; text, entirely in French, printed on parchment, accomplished in manuscript; folded for mailing; a bit of soiling

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. Album containing 39 autographed items from...

PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. Album containing 39 autographed items from 34 Presidents [complete through Truman], including autograph letters signed, letters signed, documents signed, and photographs signed. Various dates. Various sizes, all ink on vellum or paper; mostly tipped-into

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS. Autograph letter signed ("R.L.S.") to his father...

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS. Autograph letter signed ("R.L.S.") to his father, discussing their health. [Skerryvore], 5 December 1885. One page, 8vo, written in pencil, on ruled paper, upper corner chipped (not affecting writing), some notations in ink on verso in an unknown hand. "My dear father Sorry

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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WEBSTER, DANIEL. Autograph letter signed ("Daniel Webster") to "My dear...

WEBSTER, DANIEL. Autograph letter signed ("Daniel Webster") to "My dear Son." Washington, 8 February 1847. One 8vo sheet, folded to make four pages; text on recto and verso of first two pages; folded for mailing; small chip to bottom vertical divide of letter, not affecting text; some light

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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AESOP. The Fables. London: Stockdale, 1793. With engraved titles and 112...

AESOP. The Fables. London: Stockdale, 1793. With engraved titles and 112 engraved plates. 2 volumes, 8vo, contemporary calf, covers of volumes I detached, spines faded

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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ALDINE PRESS. LIVIUS, TITUS. [Decades, with the Epitome of Florus and the...

ALDINE PRESS. LIVIUS, TITUS. [Decades, with the Epitome of Florus and the Histories of Polybius], 1518-33, 5 vols., 155 x 93 mm. (6 1/8 x 3 5/8 in.), late eighteenth-century vellum over pasteboard, smooth spines gold-tooled and -lettered in compartments, edges gilt and gauffred at head and tail of

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 800 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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ALVAREZ y BAENA, JOSEPH ANTONIO. Hijos de Madrid, ilustres en santidad...

ALVAREZ y BAENA, JOSEPH ANTONIO. Hijos de Madrid, ilustres en santidad, dignidades, armas, ciencias y artes: Diccionario Histórico por el orden alfabetico de sus nombres... Madrid: Benito Cano., 1789-91. 4 volumes, small 4to, contemporary mottled calf gilt, extremities and joints rubbed, otherwise a

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 400 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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AMERICAN DRAMA]. KELLY, HUGH. False Delicacy. Boston, 1809 -- BAILLIE...

AMERICAN DRAMA]. KELLY, HUGH. False Delicacy. Boston, 1809 -- BAILLIE, JOANNA. The Family Legend. NewYork, 1810 -- WHITE, WILLIAM CHARLES. The Clergyman's Daughter. Boston, 1810 -- WHITE. The Poor Lodger. Boston, 1811 -- ELLISON, JAMES. The American Captive. Boston, 1812. Together 5 works in one

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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AMERICANA--MISCELLANEOUS]. CHEETHAM, JAMES. The Life of Thomas Paine...

AMERICANA--MISCELLANEOUS]. CHEETHAM, JAMES. The Life of Thomas Paine. London, 1817. 8vo, original sheep-backed boards, uncut, covers detached, spine ends worn. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. See Howes C337 -- WEATHERWISE, ABRAHAM. Weatherwise's Town and Country, Almanack, for the Year of Our Lord, 1784

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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AMES, RICHARD]. The Search after Claret; or, a Visitation of the Vinters. A...

AMES, RICHARD]. The Search after Claret; or, a Visitation of the Vinters. A Poem In two Canto's. London: Printed for E. Hawkins, 1691. Small 4to, nineteenth-century morocco-backed marbled boards, worn at edges; lacks F2 (blank?), title-page rebacked, several corners renewed and marginal chips

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 400 $

Datum: 27.09.1995

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APPERLEY, CHARLES JAMES]. Memoirs of the Life of John Mytton, Esq....by...

APPERLEY, CHARLES JAMES]. Memoirs of the Life of John Mytton, Esq....by Nimrod...Reprinted from the New Sporting Magazine, 1835. 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt, worn, upper joint broken, some slight staining, cloth slipcase , FIRST EDITION, 12 colored aquatint plates by Henry Alken. Tooley 66

Los #: 36

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 27.09.1995