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8th Annual Auction of Americana & More

by Sloans & Kenyon

Platinum House

793 lots | 740 with images

November 10, 2012

Live Auction

7034 Wisconsin Avenue

Chevy Chase, MD, 20815 USA

Phone: 301.634.2330

Fax: 301 656 7074

Email: info@sloansandkenyon.com

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MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE (FRENCH, 1757- 1834), Autograph signature with brief notation.

Lot 350A: MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE (FRENCH, 1757- 1834), Autograph signature with brief notation.

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Description: MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE (FRENCH, 1757- 1834), Autograph signature with brief notation. Matted below bust portrait emgraving within rondel. Rectangular frame.

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Lot 350B: REV. JOHN R. WITHERSPOON, GRANDSON OF JOHN WITHERSPOON (1723-1794).

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Description: REV. JOHN R. WITHERSPOON, GRANDSON OF JOHN WITHERSPOON (1723-1794). Signer of the Declaration of Independence and sixth president of Princeton University. 23-page autograph letter, dated 1st June, 1835, to Rev. Doctor Greene, No. 150 Pine Street, Philadelphia. A memoir titled "Facts and other brief remarks connected with the history of the late Revd. Doctor John Witherspoon President of the College of New Jersey." Prepared in a question and answer format in response to inquiries by Doctor Greene. Highly detailed and substantive account. Noted as a second copy prepared by Witherspoon of the original which had been forwarded ot Dr. Greene. Black ink faded to sepia. Each page, 10 in. x 8 in. In lot with handwritten "Geneology of the Witherspoon family 1670-1890", dated January 1, 1890; two volumes with total of 114 pages; and Joseph G. Wardlow, "Genealogy of the Witherspoon Family" published by The Enquirer Office, Yorkville, SC, 1910 ("as is").

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OLIVER WOLCOTT,

Lot 351: OLIVER WOLCOTT,

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Description: OLIVER WOLCOTT. Signer from Connecticut. Document Signed, pay warrant for C. Holcombe, Eighteen Pounds, Eight Shillings, for service in the Continental Army in 1781. 1p, 8vo, 1 May 1783. Signed by Wolcott. Framed under double glass revealing the docket on verso.

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT DOCUMENT SIGNED AS PRESIDENT.

Lot 351A: THEODORE ROOSEVELT DOCUMENT SIGNED AS PRESIDENT.

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Description: THEODORE ROOSEVELT DOCUMENT SIGNED AS PRESIDENT. Folio, on vellum, dated Septemer 30, 1903, countersigned by Elihu Root. Military appointment. Short tear lower right. Matted and framed.

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THREE TYPED RONALD REAGAN LETTERS TO JEANE AND JIMMY DIXON, SIGNED

Lot 352: THREE TYPED RONALD REAGAN LETTERS TO JEANE AND JIMMY DIXON, SIGNED "RON".

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Description: THREE TYPED RONALD REAGAN LETTERS TO JEANE AND JIMMY DIXON, SIGNED "RON". Dated February 5, 1976; September 15, 1976; February 15, 1979

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THOMAS JEFFERSON. DOCUMENT SIGNED AS PRESIDENT.

Lot 353: THOMAS JEFFERSON. DOCUMENT SIGNED AS PRESIDENT.

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Description: THOMAS JEFFERSON. DOCUMENT SIGNED AS PRESIDENT. Folio, on vellum, February 1802, appointing Alexander McWilliams surgeon in the Navy. With framed portrait of McWilliams. All edges of document trimmed not affecting Jefferson's signature.

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ALEXANDER MIKHAILOVICH.

Lot 354: ALEXANDER MIKHAILOVICH.

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Description: ALEXANDER MIKHAILOVICH. Signed Studio Portrait Photograph of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia, brother-in-law to Nicholas Romanov II. Vintage silver print, 5.9 x 3.9 inches, signed & inscribed on the mount, "Alexander" and dated 1929. Photograph by Brandenburg of New York, pencil signed by him on the mount. Provenance: James Lowe Autographs, Ltd., New York. The Grand Duke (1866-1933) was a naval officer, author, explorer, and advisor to Emperor Nicholas Romanov II.

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ALEXANDER CALDER: THREE AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS,

Lot 355: ALEXANDER CALDER: THREE AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS,

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Description: ALEXANDER CALDER: THREE AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS. All to Dr. Jacob Freeman, all written in bold hand, in two frames. (1) ALS, 1p, 4to, n.d. (4-7 1974 on envelope). Calder notes he'll be in NY in October; call him at Perls to 'discuss the matter… Alexander Calder' . Horizontal crease, light stains at top. Envelope addressed in Calder's hand and his name 'Calder' included in his return address (Sache '37 France). (2) ALS, 1p, 4to, 3 June '67. Signed 'Calder'. Advises Dr. Freeman to contact Perls Gallery and Calder 'can arrange to sign for you when I come to USA'. Ink lighter in this letter. With envelope in Calder's hand, and with additional ALS on postcard signed 'Sandy Calder', 29-7-1979.

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TWO ITEMS AUTOGRAPH-SIGNED JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORABILIA, Dated June 13, 1958. - 4 1/8 in. x 2 3/4 in.

Lot 356: TWO ITEMS AUTOGRAPH-SIGNED JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORABILIA, Dated June 13, 1958. - 4 1/8 in. x 2 3/4 in.

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Description: TWO ITEMS AUTOGRAPH-SIGNED JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORABILIA, Dated June 13, 1958. United States Senate Chamber Pass, admitting Jack Sando to the reserved gallery for the 85th Congress. Pink card signed by Kennedy in blue ink; reverses to autograph signature of Lyndon Johnson. In lot with autograph-signed Massachusetts special supplement newspaper headlined "The John F. Kennedy/Re-elect U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy" - 4 1/8 in. x 2 3/4 in.

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Lot 357: SUPREME COURT AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO: REHNQUIST COURT. - Framed, 7 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in.

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Description: SUPREME COURT AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO: REHNQUIST COURT. Color photo with autograph signature of each Justice - Framed, 7 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in.

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Lot 358: SUPREME COURT AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO: REHNQUSIT COURT. - 11 in. x 14 in.

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Description: SUPREME COURT AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO: REHNQUSIT COURT. Color photo with autograph signature of each Justice - 11 in. x 14 in.

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Lot 358A: SUPREME COURT AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO: WARREN BURGER COURT. - Framed, 10 in. x 14 in.

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Description: SUPREME COURT AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO: WARREN BURGER COURT. Color photo with autograph signature of each justice with inscription on mat from Warren Burger to William FitzGerald - Framed, 10 in. x 14 in.

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Lot 359: MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS,

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Description: MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS. About 60 mostly 19th century French, 4to - large folio, few in English, and includes some 19th century French newspapers.

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Lot 360: [MANUSCRIPT IN GERMAN].

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Description: [MANUSCRIPT IN GERMAN]. Etliche Lufti gevud bewerte Probier büchleinn. Auf alleriei Ercz vund Metallem A: 1577. Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wood board, dated 1577 on front cover (as well as the manuscript title), one metal clasp intact, the other gone, binding badly cocked and moderately soiled. 251 ¼ pages of manuscript in Gothic German script, much of it in small script and difficult to decipher. A portion of the text is on metallurgy, with several references to gold, silver, and copper, some measurements. $300 - $400

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Lot 361: LOUISE RAEMAEKERS. The Great War. 3 Vols.

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Description: LOUISE RAEMAEKERS. The Great War. 3 Vols. London: The Fine Art Society, 1916. Large Folio. Original half cream cloth, moderately soiled and worn, very good over all. Edition de Luxe, One of 1,030, one volume signed by Raemaekers. Numerous tipped in reproductions of Raemaekers art. One volume in French, #59 of 300, other two volumes in English and limited to 1030 copies.

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Lot 362: LOUIS H. SULLIVAN. A System Of Architectural Ornament.

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Description: LOUIS H. SULLIVAN. A System Of Architectural Ornament. (Prairie School Press, IL: 1964). Second Printing of facsimile reprint of the original 1924 edition. Folio, cloth, very good condition. 24 pages of text and 20 plates.

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Lot 363: [CHINESE ART & CULTURE]. 6 BOOKS.

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Description: [CHINESE ART & CULTURE]. 6 BOOKS. Mostly Folio. Very good - fine condition. ++ John Alexander Pope, et al. The Freer Chinese Bonzes. Vol. I: Catalogue. Washington: Freer Gallery of Art, 1967. Cloth. 638 pages. 116 plates. ++ Terukazu Akiyama, et al. Arts Of China: Neolithic Cultures Of The T'ang Dynasty Recent Discoveries: Tokyo & Palo Alto: Kodansha International Ltd., (1968). 251 pages. Cloth, bump to lower edge. Profusely illustrated in color & b&w. ++ 4 other books (2 hardcover, 2 softcover).

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Lot 364: MISCELLANY,

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Description: MISCELLANY. Books. All 12mo in cloth. Very good condition. (1) Edward Everett Hale. The Man Without A Country. Boston: J. Stilman Smith, (1897). Limited edition, signed by Hale on title page, and his additional signed inscription dated 1900 on the facing blank page. Nelsons' Guide To The City Of New York And Its Neighbourhood. London & New York: T. Nelson, 1858. 10 color plates of views and a map. 64 pages. Others on Andrew Jackson, and poetry by Tennyson, Holmes, Thomson, and Gilbert. $200 - $300

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Lot 365: BIBLE IN CYRILLIC, 19th century,.

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Description: BIBLE IN CYRILLIC, 19th century,. 3 volumes in full red morocco gilt, all edges gilt, each volume with two metal clasps. Head and foot of one spine frayed with short tears, else leather slightly worn and rubbed.

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Lot 366: [AMERICAN NEWSPAPER].

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Description: [AMERICAN NEWSPAPER]. Boston Patriot. 96 issues. Near complete run for year 1810. Boston: Isaac Munroe, Jan. 3, 1810 (Vol II) - Dec. 29, 1810 (Vol IV). Large Folio (20 inches). Contemporary leather back & corners; leather worn, marbled boards rubbed. Interior largely very good, light foxing, occasional small hole, few ragged tears, library bookplate, two library rubber stamps. Lacking 7 issues from being a complete year (#38, 51 of V. 2; #33, 35 of V.3; and #8,10,15 of V.4). Contains many autobiographical letters by John Adams, No. 6 of Vol. IV has long list of books for sale by Robert McDermit. Semi-weekly founded in 1809 by David Everett and Isaac Munroe devoted to the Democratic party.

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Lot 367: [CHRISTIANITY].

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Description: [CHRISTIANITY]. Antiquitates Christianae: Or, The History Of The Life And Death Of Holy Jesus: As Also The Lives, Acts And Martyrdoms Of His Apostles. In Two Parts. The Life of Christ by Jeremy Taylor, and The Lives of the Apostles by William Cave. London: Printed by F. Leake for John Meredith, in Trust for Royston and Elizabeth Meredith, and sold by S. F. Sprint, et al, 1703. Folio. Ninth Edition. Early full red paneled russia, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Edges partly worn, corners bumped, joints rubbed and lower rear joint starting; scattered light soiling and light stains to contents. Copper engravings: 2 portraits, title, 9 full-page (one torn in lower margin into text), 2 double-page (one partly torn in lower center fold), and 96 partial page (one has small scrape). Titles printed in red and black, all text pages framed with red rules. [4],I-[LII],[10],I-XXVIII,i-vi,1-432,[12]; [8],i-iv,1-188,[4] pages.

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Lot 368: [EARLY PRINTING].

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Description: [EARLY PRINTING]. Annibal Caro. Apologia De Gli Academici Di Bianchi Di Roma, Contra M. Lodovico Castelvetro Da Modena. [Parma: Seth Viotti, 1558]. 4to. 268 pages. Later mottled calf, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers (18th century binding). Spine and corners worn, joints splitting, lacking colophon. First Edition. Woodcut emblematic device of a lock-plate to title page and tail-piece at end of text on page 268. Interior in very good condition, minor dampstain, narrow margins at top edges. Caro rebuts Lodovico Castelevetro's attack on his poetry and eventually was victorious.

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Lot 369: [FRENCH MANUSCRIPTS].

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Description: [FRENCH MANUSCRIPTS]. Over 30 folio and octavo manuscripts in French, many on vellum, from 1655 - 1813, many appear to be complete but many are not, mostly routine documents, several from the French Revolution, one dated c.1813 mentions Napoleon.

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Lot 370: [FRENCH HISTORY].

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Description: [FRENCH HISTORY]. Michel Felibien. Histoire De La Ville De Paris. Reveue, Augmentee et Mise au Jour par D. Guy-Alexis Lobineau. Vols 1 & 2 only (of 5). Paris: Guillaume Desprez et Jean Dessessartz, 1725. Folio (15.25 inches). Contemporary mottled calf, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Corners worn, small chip out of leather at top of front cover Vol I, and leather along that front joint separated. Edges of Vol 2 partly worn, very short split to front joint. Interiors largely in very good condition. Half-title, engraved frontis after Hallé, [18],[i-cxcx],[1]-675; title, [677]-1544,[i]-lvi pages. Vol 1: one full-page and two double-page engravings, three head-pieces. Vol 2: two double-page engravings, engraved headpiece. Brunet II: p.188.

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Lot 371: MILTON, JOHN. POEMS IN ENGLISH.

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Description: MILTON, JOHN. POEMS IN ENGLISH. 2 Vols. Illustrations by William Blake. London: Nonesuch Press, 1926. #470 of 1,450. Vellum backs and pattern brown paper boards. Very good condition. Includes: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, Miscellaneous Poems. Text and illustrations chosen by Geoffrey Keynes. Text printed on Van Gelder rag paper, edges untrimmed, the whole arranged by Francis Meynell.

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Lot 372: [BRITISH HISTORY].

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Description: [BRITISH HISTORY]. 2 Books. 8vo. ++ T. L. [Thomas Lewis]. The Scourge: In Vindication Of The Church Of England. London: 1720. [4],1-184,[10-index] pages. Modern cloth. Engraved frontis with 5 oval portraits of Kings and Queen, and rare engraved plate of Salters Hall facing Part II with separate title page: The Anatomy Of The Heretical Synod Of Dissenters At Salters-Hall. London: Charles Rivington, 1720. Interior lightly age-toned, frontis edge slightly frayed ++ William Harris. An Historical And Critical Account Of The Life And Writings Of James I. Second Edition. London: W. Strahan, et al, 1772. Later polished tan calf, 6 panel spine, leather spine label. Leather slightly worn and scuffed. Interior very good condition. [xvi],[1]-255,[5] pages.

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Lot 373: [HISTORY & LITERATURE].

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Description: [HISTORY & LITERATURE]. 3 Sets (25 Vols). ++ Lord Macaulay. The History Of England. 8 Vols. London: Longman, Green, et al, 1862. 12mo. Full tan calf, edges marbled. Spine title missing on each spine, scuffed. Interior very good. ++ Earl of Beaconsfield. Novels And Tales. 11 Vols. London: Longmans, Green, 1881. 8vo. ¾ red morocco. Some rubbing to joints and spines, both covers separated on Vol I. ++ Schiller. Sammtliche Werke. 12 Vols in 6. Bound by R. Ungalton Drake in full speckled calf, elaborate gilt-decorated spines, spine label, armorial gilt stamp on front and rear covers ("Treu Und Fest / Honi Soit Qui Mal Pense" on front cover), edges and endpapers marbled. Moderate wear, lacking label on Vol. 6.

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Lot 374: [BRITISH HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY].

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Description: [BRITISH HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY]. 2 Sets ( 20 Vols). ++ The Works Of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke. New Edition. 12 Vols. London: F.C. & J. Rivington, and J. Hatchard, 1808-1813. 8vo. Early full tan calf, gilt-decorated spines with label. Spines ends chipped Vols 1, 7, and 12. Covers detached Vol. 4 (front and missing spine label), Vol. 7 (rear), Vol. 10 (front). ++ The Works Of Lord Macaulay. 8 Vols. Edited by his sister Lady Trevelyan. London: Longmans, Green, 1879. Large 8vo. Contemporary full tree calf, 6-panel spines decorated in gilt, red and black leather spine labels, edges and endpaper marbled. Rear cover Vol. 1 separated, joints rubbed (two slightly cracked) and spines rubbed, gilt fairly bright.

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Lot 375: [FRENCH HISTORY].

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Description: [FRENCH HISTORY]. 3 Titles (7 Vols). ++ Lettres Du Cardinal Duc De Richelieu. Cologne: n.p., 1695. 12mo. [8],1-360 pages. Old sheep, scuffed, leather on lower portion of spine chipped away. Text faintly waterstained, stamped number below imprint on title page. ++ Memoirs Of Maximilian De Bethune, Duke Of Sully, Prime Minister To Henry The Great. 3 Vols. London: A Millar, R. and J. Dodsley, and W. Shropshire, 1756. 4to. Contemporary mottle calf, 6-panel spines decorated in gilt, edges red. Wear to joints and edges, front free endpaper of Vol I loosening and torn with partial loss. Text block largely very good, occasional stains to top edges. ++ [Pierre Paganel]. Essai Historique Et Critique Sur La Revolution Francaise. 3 Vols. Paris: C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1815. 8vo. Full sheep, leather spine labels. Joint cracked Vol II, else in very good condition. "Table Sommaire" for the set, 8 pages, laid in loose.

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Lot 376: [BRITISH LITERATURE].

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Description: [BRITISH LITERATURE]. 2 Sets (19 Vols). 8vo. ++ The Works Of Christopher Marlowe. 3 Vols. Edited by A.H. Bullen. London: John C. Nimmo, 1885. ¾ red morocco, ribbed spine with Art Nouveau design, teg. Crowns moderately worn, other moderate wear. ++ Charles Dickens. Works. 16 Vols (of 17, lacking Bleak House). London: Chapman & Hall: 1891-95. ¾ navy blue morocco & light blue cloth, top edges gilt. Moderate edge wear, several joints rubbed, few crowns slightly chipped. Interiors very good condition, numerous full-page plates.

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Lot 377: [BRITISH LITERATURE].

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Description: [BRITISH LITERATURE]. 2 Sets (16 Vols). 8vo. ++ Alfred Lord Tennyson. Works. 9 Vols. Eversley Edition. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. 8vo. Early half red morocco & red cloth, 6-panel spines with gilt letters, edges and endpapers marbled. Near fine condition. Frontispiece portrait. Edited by Hallam Lord Tennyson. ++ J.G. Lockhart. Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. 9 Vols. Bound by J. Clarke in full polished tan calf, ribbed gilt-decorated spines, edges marbled. Lightly rubbed and worn, gilt bright. Edinburgh & London: Robert Cadell / John Murray and Whittaker & Co., 1837.

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Lot 378: JOHN NALSON. A TRUE COPY OF THE JOURNAL OF THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, FOR THE TRYAL OF K. CHARLES I. AS IT WAS READ IN THE HOUSE OF COM

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Description: JOHN NALSON. A TRUE COPY OF THE JOURNAL OF THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, FOR THE TRYAL OF K. CHARLES I. AS IT WAS READ IN THE HOUSE OF COMMON. London: Printed by H.C. For Thomas Drings, 1684. Folio. Later full brown leather, worn, rear cover detached (with publisher's catalog), 6-panel spine with label and gilt arabesques. Extensive sepia ink ms. notes on front free endpaper, other occasional notes in margins. Text leaf explaining engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of Charles I by R. White, [4],1-LXX (2 pages bound out of order and pages LXII and LXII misnumbered LXIII and LXIV), engraved view of the Court and occupants, 2pp explanation of the Court (tear in lower margin and old waterstain there and lower corner of plate), 1-128, 6pp List of Members of the Court, 1p Publisher's Catalog. Wing N116. $200 - $300

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Lot 379: [EUROPEAN TRAVEL & HISTORY].

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Description: [EUROPEAN TRAVEL & HISTORY]. 3 Titles (5 Vols). 8vo. ++ Barry E. O/Meara, Late Surgeon to Napoleon. An Exposition OF Some Of The Transactions, That Have Taken Place At St. Helena, Since The Appointment Of Sir Hudson Lowe As Governor Of That Island. Second Edition. London: James Ridgway, 1819. xviii,[1]-215,[1] pages. Original paper boards, worn, spine ends chipped, rear cover separated. Lightly foxed. ++ Count Mirageau. The Secret History Of The Court Of Berlin. 2 Vols. London: S. Bladon, 1789. Later tree calf, joints cracked, spines rubbed and ends slightly chipped. First Edition. ++ A Tour Through Sicily And Malta, In A Series Of Letters To William Beckford, Esq…From P. Brydone, F.R.S. 2 Vols. New Edition. London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1790. Contemporary mottled sheep. Edges moderately worn, front cover separated Vol. 1, joint cracked Vol. 2. Engraved folded map of Sicily and Malta by T. Kitchin. Signature of John Amory, Jr. 1793 at top of each title page. $250 - $350

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Lot 380: HOMANN. Otius Regni Galliae Sive Franciae Tabula. Norimberge, c. 1720.

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Description: HOMANN. Otius Regni Galliae Sive Franciae Tabula. Norimberge, c. 1720. Double-page engraved map. Early coloring, cartouche uncolored. With 12 coats-of arms for regions of France. Ink notation in water to right of cartouche. Partial split to lower centerfold. Framed, but not mounted.

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Lot 381: HOMANN. Fluviorum In Europa Principis Danubii Cum Adiacentibus Regnis Nec Non Totius Graeciae Et Archipelagi Novissima Tabula. Nurimber

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Description: HOMANN. Fluviorum In Europa Principis Danubii Cum Adiacentibus Regnis Nec Non Totius Graeciae Et Archipelagi Novissima Tabula. Nurimberge, c. 1710-20. Double-page engraved map, early coloring, cartouche uncolored. Slight loss of lower centerfold. Framed, but not mounted.

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Lot 382: [BRITISH NAVAL HISTORY].

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Description: [BRITISH NAVAL HISTORY]. 2 Sets (14 Vols). 8vo. ++ John Campbell. Lives Of The British Admirals. New Edition, Revised, Corrected [and] continued by William Stevenson. 8 Vols. London: C. J. Harrington, Strand, and J. Harris, 1817. Early half navy blue calf, ribbed gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards, cover lightly worn and soiled, interior lightly foxed, occasional light stains. 8 engraved portrait plates. ++ William James. The Naval History Of Great Britain. New Edition, with additions and notes by Captain Chamier, R.N. 6 Vols. London: Richard Bentley, 1837. Later full polish tan calf, gilt-decorated spines, edges and endpapers marbled. Front cover separated Vol I and its spine chipped, most portrait plates have dampstained edges, spines of Vols 4-6 dulled, 3 covers show partial dampstain. 22 plates, 28 folding tables (Abstracts of ships and vessels belonging to the British Navy, from 1793-1820)

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Lot 383: [FINE PRESS BOOKS]. 3 TITLES.

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Description: [FINE PRESS BOOKS]. 3 TITLES. ++ The Poems Of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 3 Vols. London: Vale Press, 1901-02. 8vo. Cream cloth, lightly soiled, spines faded, faint foxing to fore-edge of text block. Very good overall. Edition of 310. Ransom 34. ++ James Thomson. The Seasons. London: Nonesuch Press, 1927. 4to. Marbled boards, very good condition. #397 of 1,500. Five illustrations by Jacquier engraved on copper by C. Sigrist. ++ Thomas Gray. Poems. London: Privately printed for Eton College by C.T. Jacobi in the Riccardi Press Fount of the Medici Society, 1920. 4to. 87 pages. Full vellum, warped and soiled, split to lower front joint, brief ink not on endpaper and poem by Shakespeare hand-written on front blank.

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Lot 384: [AMERICAN LITERATURE].

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Description: [AMERICAN LITERATURE]. 2 Sets in ¾ brown morocco. 8vo. ++ Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Complete Works. 11 Vols. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889-90. Wear to head of spine and joints splitting Vol. I, other volumes have moderate wear. Riverside Edition. Frontis portrait. ++ The Poetical Works Of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 12 Vols. Riverside Edition. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1895-97. Very good condition.

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Lot 385: OVID. P. OVIDII NASONIS FASTORUM LIBRI DILIGENTI EMENDATIONE. TUSCALANI APUD BENACUM EDIBUS ALEXANDRI PAGANINI, 1527.

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Description: OVID. P. OVIDII NASONIS FASTORUM LIBRI DILIGENTI EMENDATIONE. TUSCALANI APUD BENACUM EDIBUS ALEXANDRI PAGANINI, 1527. [10 leaves], 1-13, 24-232 leaves, title within strapwork border. 12mo. 6 text woodcuts. Contemporary vellum, worn and soiled, vellum splitting along spine, lacking cord ties. One illustrations partly inked out (censored), another one slightly colored with sepia ink, light dampstain at top gutter of several pages, ink note on front free endpaper, some sepia ink marginalia, minor marginal worming, first gathering loosening.

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Lot 386: [EARLY PRINTING]. 3 WORKS BY ANNABEL CARO (5 VOLS).

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Description: [EARLY PRINTING]. 3 WORKS BY ANNABEL CARO (5 VOLS). ++ De Le Lettere Familiari Del Commendatore. 2 Vols in 1. Venice: Bernardo Giunti, 1591. 8vo. [8],1-176; [8],1-272 pages. Later half calf & speckled boards. Leather dry and worn, board rubbed, endpaper toned. Interior crisp, minor dampstain on few pages. ++ De Le Lettere Familiari Del Commendatore. 2 Vols. Padova: Presso Giuseppe Comino, 1725. 12mo. Tree paper boards, leather backs & tips. Spine of Vol I chipped, that of Vol II lacking, corner worn. Interior very good. ++ L'Eneide Di Virgilio Del Commendatore. 2 Vols. Parigi: Presso Vedova Quillau, 1760. 8vo. Contemporary full polished calf, 6 panels spine decorated in gilt, two leather spine labels, all edges gilt. Joints slightly rubbed, one joint starting, corners worn. Interiors fresh. Ex-libris E.D. Le Tellier De Courtanvaux. Engraved frontispieces and titles, other full-page engravings and headpieces.

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Lot 387: [FRENCH HISTORY]. 2 TITLES (4 VOLS).

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Description: [FRENCH HISTORY]. 2 TITLES (4 VOLS). ++ H[enrico] C[aterino] Davila. The Histoire Of The Civill Warres Of France. Translated from the Italian. London: Printed by R[uth]. Raworth for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell, 1647. First Edition in English. 2 Parts in 1. Folio. [4], 1-407, [1]; [408], 409 -1478 pages. Large paper copy. Later full calf, worn, leather splitting along joints. Interior largely in very good condition. Engraved title. Bookplates of Milton, Peterborough; and Earl Fitzwilliam. Historical period of 1560-1598. Wing D413. ++ [Nathaniel William Wraxall]. The History Of France. 3 Vols. London: C. & G. Kearsley, [1790s]. 8vo. Contemporary half tan calf, ribbed gilt-decorated spine with two spine labels. Edges worn, joints rubbed and few starting to crack. Scattered moderate foxing to text and plates, two pages loose. 32 engraved portrait plates.

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Lot 388: [FRENCH REVOLUTION]. M. [CHARLES ALEXANDRE] DE CALONNE, MINISTRE D'ETAT.

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Description: [FRENCH REVOLUTION]. M. [CHARLES ALEXANDRE] DE CALONNE, MINISTRE D'ETAT. Requête Au Roi. Addressée à Sa Majesté, N.p.: 1787 [London: T. Spilsbury?]. 4to. 2 Parts in 1, large paper copy. Blank, title leaf, [1]-131,[1],[1]-76, blank. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt-decorated flat spine with label, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Leather moderately worn, rubbed along front joint, interior in very good condition. Armorial bookplate and name sticker of Raymond Clavreuil, Paris. Calonne's defense of his attempts to resolve the finances of France. He failed and was dismissed and sent into exile. Part II is his "Eclaircissemens et Pièces Justificatives."

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Lot 389: [FRENCH REVOLUTION]. PIERRE MANUEL.

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Description: [FRENCH REVOLUTION]. PIERRE MANUEL. La Police De Paris Dé Voilée, L'un Des Administrateurs De 1789. 2 Vols. Paris: J. B. Garnery / Strasbourg: Treuttel / London: J. de Boffe, L'an second de la Liberté [1791?]. 8vo. Modern cloth, leather spine labels (scuffed), cloth very good. Text block untrimmed (generous margins), occasional light foxing and some fore-edge margins soiled, slight worming in Volume I largely in margins of pages 306-321 (few letters affected but minor loss), and margins of pages 345-369 (no loss). Vol I: half-title, engraved frontis, title, 5-11,[1], [1]-402 plus 2 page table, errata leaf. 3 folding tables (2 attached together). Vol. II: half-title, title, [1]-230 plus 3 page publisher's catalog. 2 folding table. Complete. First Edition.

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Lot 390: BYRON. THE WORKS OF LORD BYRON. 17 Vols.

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Description: BYRON. THE WORKS OF LORD BYRON. 17 Vols. With His Letters and Journals and His Life by Thomas Moore Esq. London: John Murray, 1832-1833. Small 8vo. Later full burgundy morocco, spine extra-gilt, all edges gilt. Leather lightly worn, uneven color. Each volume with engraved frontis and title page (slightly toned), 1 folding facsimile plate. $300 - $400

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Lot 391: WESTERN EXPLORATION, 2 Titles (3 volumes). 8vo. (1).

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Description: WESTERN EXPLORATION, 2 Titles (3 volumes). 8vo. (1). Geo. Wilkins Kendall. Narrative Of The Texan Santa Fe Expedition. 2 Vols. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1844. 1st edition. Folding map, and 5 engraved plates. Vol I spine ends chipped, interior lightly foxed. Vol. II spine ends chipped with loss, few page fore-edges slightly chipped. Howes K75. (2) George F. Ruxton. Adventures In Mexico And The Rocky Mountains. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1848. 1st American edition. Spine torn and chipped, ink note and plain bookplate on ffep, foxing, several interior library stamps. Howes R553.

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Lot 392: [BRITISH POETS]. 2 SETS.

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Description: [BRITISH POETS]. 2 SETS. ++ The Poetical Works Of Robert Browning. 16 Vols. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1889. 8vo. Bound by Bickers & Son in full polished tan calf, ribbed, gilt-decorated spines with two labels, edges and endpapers marbled. Leather slightly worn and scuffed, few small dark spots on few spines, part of one spine label chipped. 4 portrait plates. Bookplate of W. Douro Hoare. Lacking Volume 17. Last edition with corrections by Browning. ++ The Poetical Works Of William Wordsworth. 6 Vols. London: Edward Moxon, 1857. New Edition. 8vo. Full brown morocco, ribbed, gilt-arabesque spines and boards, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles. Spine ends rubbed.

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Lot 393: [AMERICA & EUROPE]. J.S. BUCKINGHAM.

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Description: [AMERICA & EUROPE]. J.S. BUCKINGHAM. 5 Works in 13 Vols, published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London (last 2 works published by its successor, Peter Jackson). Uniformly bound in full polished tan calf, spines ribbed, extra gilt, two labels, edges and endpapers marbled. Bindings lightly rubbed and scuffed, interiors have light, scattered foxing. First Editions. ++ America. 3 Vols. [1841]. Engraved portrait, folding map, and 43 text engravings. With List of Subscribers and General Index. ++ The Eastern States And Western States. 3 Vols. [1842]. 15 double-page engravings. ++ The Slave States Of America. 2 Vols. [1842]. 8 single page engraved plates. Howes B921-923. ++ Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, And Other British Provinces Of North America. [1843]. Folding map, 7 double-page engravings. ++ Belgium, The Rhine, Switzerland, And Holland. 2 Vols. 9 double-page engravings. ++ France, Piedmont, Italy, Lombardy, The Tryol, And Bavaria. 2 Vols. 12 double-page engravings.

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Lot 394: [UNITED STATES HISTORY].

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Description: [UNITED STATES HISTORY]. John Howard Hinton. The History And Topography Of The United States. 2 Vols. London: Rest Fenner Sears & Co., and Row. Thomas Wardle Philadelphia, 1830-32. First Edition. 4to. Modern brown morocco backs & brown cloth boards, top edges gilt. Binding slightly worn, one engraved title lightly foxed. Engraved portrait, engraved titles, 79 plates and 16 maps. [2],[i]-xvi,[2]-476; [iii]-viii,[2],[1]-580 pages. Howes H512. Sabin 31964.

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Lot 395: [BOTANY]. JOHANN JOACHIM BECHER.

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Description: [BOTANY]. JOHANN JOACHIM BECHER. Thier-Kräuter-Bergbuch: Parnassus Medicinalis Illustratus. 4 Parts in 1. Ulm: Johann Gerlins, 1662-63. Folio. Old boards, lacking spine, some gatherings loosening, some leaves loose, cords intact. Not complete, and needs new binding and archival restoration. Engraved frontispiece and initial title leaf poorly attached to board, torn, frayed edge, next 4 leaves loose/frayed; and few terminal leaves frayed/badly wrinkled. Few errors in pagination, few leaves missing, some moderate soiling. Following pagination for the 4 parts (following the engraved frontis, title, and 4 leaves), each with separate title page: [1]-104; [1]-10, 15-632; [1]-88; [1]-164,[28] pages. Part I: 35 text woodcuts; and 3 full-page engravings. Part II: about 321 text woodcuts, 148 full-page woodcuts. Part III: 15 text engravings (one compromised by ink); Part IV: 5 text woodcuts. Sold as is, with all faults.

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Lot 396: AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 2 WORKS (5 VOLS).

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Description: AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 2 WORKS (5 VOLS). 8vo. Contemporary leather. (1) [Patrick Gordon]. History Of The War In America, Between Great Britain And Her Colonies. Dublin: Company of Booksellers, 1779-1785. 3 Vols. Mottled calf, some wear, rear joint Vol. 1 split (cords intact), slight vertical crack to spine of Vol. 3, one ink note in margin. Lacks map, but has folded list of killed. Howes G24. (2) [Edmund Burke]. An Account Of European Settlements In America. 2 Vols. 3rd edition, with improvements. London: R. & J. Dodsley, 1760. Speckled calf, moderate edge wear, small loss to leather along one joint, joints cracked. 2 folding maps (South America & North America, by Eman. Bowen). Howes B974: 'Best contemporary account.'

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