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Auktion: Auction 29.10.2001
wurde versteigert am: 29. Oktober 2001
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CRÈVECOEUR]. A large collection of miscellaneous manuscripts, autograph notes and other materials primarily relating to Crèvecoeur's travels and observations in the United States. Crèveceour kept careful notes and collected various materials which co...

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Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:  23.500 $
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CRÈVECOEUR]. A large collection of miscellaneous manuscripts, autograph notes and other materials primarily relating to Crèvecoeur's travels and observations in the United States. Crèveceour kept careful notes and collected various materials which constituted the raw materials for his books. The archive includes: Autograph notebook labeled "Sundrys and Gleanings 1810," [Munich], 1810. 38 pp., 8vo, bound in original wrappers , primarily in French. Numerous notes on the United States with state population figures for 1790 and 1810, details on the cotton industry and American ships.-- Autograph notes on the last page of a French Government pamphlet, "Memoire aux Consuls de la Republique Francaise," Paris, "le 10 Floreal an 8." 37 pp., folio , in French.-- Autograph notes and diagrams on the verso of a map, Map of the Middle States of North America with part of Canada , n.p., [c. 1800]. 1 p., 18 5/8 x 13¼ in. , in French. Crèvecoueur makes references to specific locations on the map and draws what appears to be a pulley device. -- Miscellaneous unbound notes. [With:] Various other items not in Crèvecoeur's hand, primarily written in French, including: An account book from Crèvecoeur's packet boat business with specific references to ships and captains. 20 pp., folio . -- An essay on the French-American society with descriptions of specific branches and a statement of the purpose of the society. 16 pp., 4to . -- An essay on the the 1789 arrival of General Washington in New York after his election as President. 12 pp., 4to . -- A highly detailed account of 1788 July fourth parade in Philadelphia listing the order of march and providing a description of each marching unit. 24 pp., folio . -- A map of the German states [c. 1810]. 1 p., 15 x 16 7/8 in. . -- Four ink and watercolor plans of an unidentified French estate and gardens. Together 4 pp., folio and double folio . -- The Independent Chronicle of Boston, 1 January 1784. 4 pp., folio . -- Le Moniteur Universel , 7 May 1812. 4 pp., folio . -- A list of actions taken by the various states at the Constitutional Convention possibly sent to Crèvecoeur by a contact in the United States. 3 pp., folio . -- A notebook written by Robert de Crèvecoeur in preparation for his biography of his grandfather. -- Miscellaneous other notes and letters written after Crèvecoeur's death. -- American newspaper clippings on various topics that had been collected by Crèvecoeur.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 29.10.2001
Auktionsdatum: 29.10.2001
Adresse: Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center