Fine Books & Manuscripts Auction

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Datum der Auktion: 17.11.2013

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

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 standardized units of measurements in great detail, with an eye to converting the English to the metric system

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 his petition for a post office in his town, and assuring that the request will be inserted into the bill

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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Airships Ephemera Lot.Airships Ephemera Lot.

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. Navy; five fabric samples from dirigibles that crashed; approximately thirty smaller snapshots of German

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 Homo!! printed in an arc at the top, a large wood engraving of the aircraft beneath, slightly browned, 9

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 from Leon Bonnat (1833-1922); three from Fernand Cormon (1845-1924); four documents by Jacques Emile

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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Autograph Collection, Twenty-five Frames:Autograph Collection, Twenty-five...

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, John Quincy Adams, Herbert Hoover, James Buchanan, Taft, Garfield, and others, including other literary

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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Barbary Pirates, Letter, 13 January 1794.Barbary Pirates, Letter, 13...

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 letters, combined into one document, with the signature of Williams Thayer, forwarded to Bourne during

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 glad to say. Do come in on Thursday afternoon. Yours, Aubrey Beardsley," 4 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. Avenue Theatre

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 900 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 (1808-1877), who is headed to Naples. Bellini asks Florimo to introduce Elwart to Niccolo Zingarelli

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 original letter to Bernstein on the subject (a carbon copy of that typed letter included). Two folds, with the

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990) Correspondence to Reneé 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 any case, I leave here for good on the 21st, which is any minute, zut, and it's been just a flimsy shadow

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 for the Exposition des Independants. Center fold, perforations torn somewhat hastily when the note was

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 written in a secretarial hand, with Burr's signature at the foot. Discoloration due to moisture in two

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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, to an A. Daggett, regretfully declining an invitation to speak on behalf of Senator Conkling; framed

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 rice paper and mounted, approximately half of the mounted paintings with tears or breaks, with notes

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 as Chaplain and Professor of geography, history, and ethics at West Point, signed by Davis as Secretary

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) and Varina Banks Howell Davis (1826-1906...

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 pages following a letter to French by Jefferson Davis, one letter missing its first section; and an

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 700 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 Senate Chamber, expressing his dismay at the unfolding of political events, i.e. the December twentieth

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 Point, and mentioning his withdrawal from the Senate because of Mississippi's secession from the union. The

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 pre-secession association with Jefferson Davis, including: three letters in response to French's requests to have

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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. (1834-1918) to the rank of Brevet Second Lieutenant of Artillery, attached temporarily to the First Artillery in

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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Declaration of Independence.Declaration of Independence.

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, an accurate, actual-size facsimile of the original document, the plate produced by Stone in 1823, at

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 18.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 unaddressed, however, according to citations of the text from reference works, this note was originally

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 a message inside the card: "N.B. Wat is jullie nieuwe telefoon nummer? [?] Mauk," with a 3 1/2 x 5 in

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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Gage, Thomas (1720-1787) General Return of the Number of Rations and...

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 Thomas Gage, Commander in Chief &c. between the 25th of June and 24th of December 1768. Manuscript document

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 left margin trimmed at an angle, cutting into the typographical ornaments, with loss, framed and mounted

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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Hancock, John (1737-1793) Signed Military Commission to the Rank of Major...

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 October 1778. Two printed documents on paper, completed by hand, the first signed by Hancock as

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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

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 support of the Merchant Marine, and asking New to check into "the situation" in Salisbury, North Carolina, and

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 400 $

Datum: 17.11.2013

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Harvard University, Theses.Harvard University, Theses.

Harvard University, Theses. Boston: Freeman, 1786. Broadside, defining the following areas of study: technology, grammar, rhetoric, logic, metaphysics, ethics, theology, politics, mathematics, and physics; rare, ESTC locates four copies in American libraries, no copy at Harvard; printed within a

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 17.11.2013