Printed & Manuscript Americana

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Datum der Auktion: 16.04.2019

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(AGRICULTURE.) Subscriptions for the Cultivator . . . the Cheapest and Best Agricultural Paper. Illustrated broadside, 19 x 24 inches, printed in red, blue, and black; minor foxing and offsetting. Np, circa 1840s

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 750 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(ALASKA.) Waterman, R.E. The Alaska March. 7 pages, 13 1/4 x 10 inches, on 4 detached sheets; minor foxing; early owner's name penciled on title page. Chicago: Lyon & Healy, 1870

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(ALMANACS.) Large collection of early American almanacs. Approximately 340 English-language almanacs, most of them stitched or disbound; generally minor wear, with a few examples lacking leaves. Vp, 1691-1826

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(ALMANACS.) Collection of German-American almanacs. 115 volumes in 5 boxes; stitched or disbound, various conditions. Mostly Pennsylvania, 1766-1911 (bulk 1766-1849

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Arnold & Barnard; photographers. Group of 3 larger-format views of Indians in Montana. Albumen photographs, each about 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches, on original plain mounts, with photographers' inked stamps on verso; minimal wear. Fort Assinniboine, MT, circa 1880s

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 750 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN INDIANS). Catlin, George. Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. 182 leaves of uncolored plates, erratically numbered as usual, plus folding map, viii, 264; viii, 266 pages. 2 volumes. 8vo, contemporary 1/2 calf gilt, moderate wear; light

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Ledger from the general store at the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin. 256 pages. Folio, original 1/2 sheep, front cover detached, heavy wear; first leaf loose, with 169 complete manuscript pages, the remainder missing, torn or blank; minor dampstaining and wear, a few

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Treaty between the United States of America and the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribes of Indians. 21 manuscript pages on disbound leaves, 12 1/2 x 8 inches, laid into original cloth and paper wrappers; worn with some loss to title page, laid down on archival tissue and stabilized

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Wilson, J.J.; artist. Group of 7 early watercolor interpretations of classic Catlin illustrations. Watercolors on paper, various sizes, about 18 x 22 inches to sight or larger, three signed in image; moderate wear and minor foxing. Not examined out of matching modern frames. Np

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Group of photographs and documents relating to the family of Seminole chief John Frippo Brown. 7 items, each 5 x 3 inches or smaller; variously worn. Indian Territory, 1873-75 and undated

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Pair of books on American Indians. 8vo, various bindings and conditions. Vp, 1750 and 1840

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 750 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) Issue of the Boston Gazette and Country Journal featuring a declaration of patriotism by John Hancock. Issue #770. 4 pages, 15 1/2 x 10 inches, on one folding sheet; missing about a quarter of the second leaf from the upper corner, folds, minor dampstaining. Boston, 8

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 750 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) The Votes and Proceedings of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston. iv, 43 pages. 8vo, later 1/2 calf, minor wear; front hinge split, minor worming to first several pages, inked library stamp on title page, library bookplate and dated release

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) [Vardill, James.] To the Worthy Inhabitants of the City of New-York. Letterpress broadside, 17 x 10 1/2 inches, signed in type by "Poplicola"; minor wear and dampstaining, repairs along horizontal fold with minimal loss of text, spot-mounted to mat board along top

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) Somers, John, Baron. The Judgment of Whole Kingdoms and Nations, Concerning the Rights, Powers and Prerogative of Kings. 156 pages. 8vo, original plain wrappers, lacking front wrapper; minor wear and soiling; uncut; early ownership inscriptions on final blank and rear

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 750 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) Issue of the Virginia Gazette discussing John Hancock, the Continental Congress, and more. 4 pages, 17 3/4 x 11 inches, on one folding sheet; disbound, minor edge wear; uncut. Williamsburg, VA: Clementina Rind, 8 September 1774

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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"WE SOON FOUND A WAY TO GET SOME MEN TO ALARM THE COUNTRY" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.) Issue of the Virginia Gazette with coverage of Lexington and Concord. 4 pages, 17 3/4 x 11 inches, on one folding sheet; disbound, minor edge wear; uncut. [Williamsburg, VA]: John Dixon and William Hunter, 6 May

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.) Johnson, Samuel. Taxation No Tyranny; an Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress. [4], 91 pages. 8vo, later decorative wrappers, chipped and worn; foxing, heaviest to first few leaves. London, 1775

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 400 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.) Low, Nathaniel. An Astronomical Diary; or, Almanack, for . . . 1776. [24] pages. 12mo, unbound, pages detached; dampstaining, moderate wear, stitch holes. Worcester, MA: Isaiah Thomas, [1775

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) Journal of the House of Delegates of Virginia bound with At a General Assembly Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg. 145; 56 pages, plus a leaf of manuscript notes. Folio, modern 1/4 calf; title page with moderate wear and loss, backed on later

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) An Act to Compel the Furnishing Necessary Supplies, and Assistance to the Quarter-Master-General of the Continental Army. Letterpress broadside, 11 1/2 x 7 inches; stitch holes in left margin, minor wrinkling and toning. New London, CT: T. Green, 1778

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) Order to pay a military post-rider. Document Signed by T. Seymour and Oliver Ellsworth as members of the Pay Table Committee and John Lawrence as treasurer, 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, docketed on verso and signed by Jesse Brown; horizontal fold, minimal wear. Hartford, CT, 29

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) Volume of British Parliamentary acts. 28 acts bound in one volume, all but one with its own title page, paginated continuously. 828 pages. Folio, modern calf; lacking 9 blank leaves and the Cap. V title page (leaf 3H1); minimal wear to contents. London, 1776

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1777.) Journals of Congress. Containing the Proceedings From January 1, 1777 to January 1, 1778. 603, xxii pages. 8vo, original boards, minor wear, rebacked with paper; inked stamp erased from page 1, repair and partial inscription on title page, minor foxing, minimal

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 750 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1777.) Bayard, Helena. Letter announcing that her brother-in-law Arthur St. Clair was not a defector. Autograph Letter Signed to her cousin Quincy. One page, 12 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, with docketing on verso; toned with wear on right edge and slight loss of text. Boston, 28 July

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1777.) Webster, Noah. Receipt for guns issued to his militia company en route to the front. Document Signed, 3 3/4 x 8 inches, with docketing on verso; one fold, minimal wear. Hartford, CT, 9 August 1777

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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"HE IS NOW UPON THE MARCH TO JOIN GENERAL WASHINGTON" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1777.) Papers of Captain John McIlvain of the Pennsylvania militia and his family. 12 items, various sizes; generally worn, taped on both sides of a 20 x 25-inch sheet of scrapbook paper along with early 20th-century labels

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1780.) [Washington, George.] Letter concerning the need for ammunition in the wake of the Battle of Springfield. Manuscript Letter from George Washington to General Henry Knox, in the hand of Washington's aide-de-camp Tench Tilghman, with Washington's signature removed. One

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 750 $

Datum: 16.04.2019

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1780.) Resolutions, Acts and Orders of Congress, for the year 1780. Volume VI. 257, xliii pages. 8vo, original boards, modern cloth, light staining; moderate dampstaining and foxing. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, [1786

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 16.04.2019