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Auction Description for Swann: PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AMERICANA
Auction Description:
PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AMERICANA
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2174 - Printed & Manuscript Americana - begins at 1:30pm in New York on Thurs, March 26. All material in Sale 2174 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows - Sat, March 21: 10am to 4pm - Mon, March 23: 10am to 6pm - Tues, March 24: 10am to 6pm - Wed, March 25 10am to 6pm - Thurs, March 26: 10am to Noon.

PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AMERICANA

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

401 lots | 169 with images

March 26, 2009

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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ADAMS, JOHN. A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America.

Lot 1: ADAMS, JOHN. A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America.

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Description: ADAMS, JOHN. A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. 8vo, contemporary calf, varnished, worn, rear board detached; rehinged, early signature erased from title page, minor foxing; bookplate on front pastedown. London, 1787

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Lot 2: (ALASKA.) Report of the Behring Sea Commission, and Report of British Commissioners.

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Description: (ALASKA.) Report of the Behring Sea Commission, and Report of British Commissioners. 4 folding colored maps, 2 charts. Folio, removable modern wrappers; new page numbers added in manuscript. London, 1893

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Lot 3: (ALMANACS.) Ames, Nathaniel. An Astronomical Diary, or an Almanack for the Year of our Lord Christ [1743, 1757, 1759, 1761].

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Description: (ALMANACS.) Ames, Nathaniel. An Astronomical Diary, or an Almanack for the Year of our Lord Christ [1743, 1757, 1759, 1761]. 4 volumes. Various sizes and conditions, stitched or disbound. Boston, [1742-60]

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Lot 4: (ALMANACS.) "Anderson, John." Anderson Improved: Being an Almanack, and Ephemeris, for the Year of our Lord 1775.

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Description: (ALMANACS.) "Anderson, John." Anderson Improved: Being an Almanack, and Ephemeris, for the Year of our Lord 1775. Illustrated half-title. 12mo, stitched; unopened except first leaf; discreet library deaccession stamp on last page. Newport, RI, [1774]

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Lot 5: (ALMANACS.) "Anderson, John." An Almanack, and Ephemeris, for the Year of our Lord 1776.

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Description: (ALMANACS.) "Anderson, John." An Almanack, and Ephemeris, for the Year of our Lord 1776. 12mo, stitched; unopened; slightly soiled; discreet library deaccession stamp on last page. Newport, RI, [1775]

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Lot 6: (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Heard, Isaac V.D. History of the Sioux War and Massacres of 1862 and 1863.

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Description: (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Heard, Isaac V.D. History of the Sioux War and Massacres of 1862 and 1863. Numerous plates and other illustrations. 12mo, modern 1/2 calf; inked library stamps not affecting plates. 2 pages of undated publisher's ads. New York, 1863

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Lot 7: (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Hopkins, Sarah Winnemuca. Life among the Piutes.

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Description: (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Hopkins, Sarah Winnemuca. Life among the Piutes. 8vo, publisher's cloth, very minor wear. Boston, 1883

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Lot 8: (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of Oregon Territory, relative to their Present Situation and Wants. 1848

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Description: (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of Oregon Territory, relative to their Present Situation and Wants. 8vo, stitched; uncut. 30th Congress, 1st Session, House Document No. 98. Washington, 1848

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Lot 9: (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Sioux Indians. Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons.

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Description: (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Sioux Indians. Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons. 18 pages. Folio, stitched, self-wrappers; inked number on back page. London, 1864

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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Smith, Mary. An Affecting Narrative of the Captivity & Sufferings of Mrs. Mary Smith.

Lot 10: (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Smith, Mary. An Affecting Narrative of the Captivity & Sufferings of Mrs. Mary Smith.

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Description: (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Smith, Mary. An Affecting Narrative of the Captivity & Sufferings of Mrs. Mary Smith. Hand-colored folding plate. 24 pages. 12mo, contemporary plain paper wrappers, spotted and worn; uncut, browning, marginal fraying, slight insect damage affecting first 3 leaves; inscribed "The property of Sarah Bagley" on final page. Providence: L. Scott, [1816?]

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Lot 11: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) "Cooper, Rev. Mr." [Johnson, Richard?]. The History of North America.

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) "Cooper, Rev. Mr." [Johnson, Richard?]. The History of North America. 6 plates. 12mo, later morocco by Riviere & Son; gilt edges. Bennington, VT, 1793

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Lot 12: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Cooper, Samuel. A Sermon Preached before His Excellency John Hancock . . .

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Cooper, Samuel. A Sermon Preached before His Excellency John Hancock . . . being the Day of the Commencement of the Constitution, and Inauguration of the New Government. 8vo, disbound; very minor dampstaining, last two gatherings detached, discreet library deaccession stamp on last page. With half-title. [Boston, 1780?]

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Lot 13: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Dalrymple, John]. The Address of the People of Great-Britain to the Inhabitants of America.

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Dalrymple, John]. The Address of the People of Great-Britain to the Inhabitants of America. 8vo, stitched; half-title worn, moderate soiling, slight dampstaining on title; early owner's inscriptions. London, 1775

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Lot 14: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Davidson, John. Manuscript daybooks of an Annapolis merchant.

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Davidson, John. Manuscript daybooks of an Annapolis merchant. 3 volumes, all folio, 13 x 8 inches: May 1780 to March 1784. 92 pages, stitched; dampstained * August 1789 to November 1791. 92 pages, stitched; minor dampstaining, final leaf defective * December 1792 to September 1793. 12 pages on 6 loose leaves; lacking top corner of first leaf. Annapolis, 1780-93

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Fiske, Nathan. An Oration Delivered at Brookfield . . . in Celebration of the Capture of Lord Cornwallis

Lot 15: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Fiske, Nathan. An Oration Delivered at Brookfield . . . in Celebration of the Capture of Lord Cornwallis

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Fiske, Nathan. An Oration Delivered at Brookfield . . . in Celebration of the Capture of Lord Cornwallis and his Whole Army . . . by the Combined Army under the Command of His Excellency General Washington. 4to, self-wrappers; wide margins, some edge wear, minor dampstaining, light creases; inscribed on title page from D. [Dwight?] Foster to noted military surgeon Solomon Drowne, discreet library deaccession stamp on last page. Boston, [1781]

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Lot 16: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) George III. His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, on Saturday, July 3, 1779.

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) George III. His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, on Saturday, July 3, 1779. Folio, 4-page unbound pamphlet, worn and dampstained. London, 1779

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Hillard, Elias B. The Last Men of the Revolution: A Photograph of Each from Life

Lot 17: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Hillard, Elias B. The Last Men of the Revolution: A Photograph of Each from Life

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Hillard, Elias B. The Last Men of the Revolution: A Photograph of Each from Life . . . Accompanied by Brief Biographical Sketches. 6 mounted albumen photographic prints as issued, 6 hand-colored plates. 12mo, 1/2 morocco, minor wear; closed tear on front free endpaper, minor foxing. Hartford, 1864

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Journals of Congress, Containing the Proceedings from Sept. 5 1774 to Jan. 1 1776.

Lot 18: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Journals of Congress, Containing the Proceedings from Sept. 5 1774 to Jan. 1 1776.

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Journals of Congress, Containing the Proceedings from Sept. 5 1774 to Jan. 1 1776. 8vo, original boards, joints cracked, backstrip worn, most of original spine label present; uncut, lacking part of front free endpaper, some browning, minor page fault at Dd4 affecting one letter; signature of early owner Henry Remsen on title page. In cloth slip case and folder. Philadelphia, 1777

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Lot 19: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Journals of Congress from Monday, June 21st, to Saturday, June 26th, 1779, Inclusive.

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Journals of Congress from Monday, June 21st, to Saturday, June 26th, 1779, Inclusive. 8vo, stitched; uncut, "No. 12" inked on title page; discreet library deaccession stamp on last page. Philadelphia, [1779]

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Lot 20: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Knox, William]. The Claim of the Colonies to an Exemption from Internal Taxes.

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Knox, William]. The Claim of the Colonies to an Exemption from Internal Taxes. 8vo, later 1/2 calf; some foxing and minor soiling; bookplate on front pastedown, inked stamp on first page. London, 1765

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Lot 21: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Lee, Arthur]. An Appeal to the Justice and Interests of the People of Great Britain,

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Lee, Arthur]. An Appeal to the Justice and Interests of the People of Great Britain, in the Present Disputes with America. 8vo, later paper wrappers; some foxing; early owner's signature on flyleaf. 4 pages of J. Almon ads. London, 1775

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Lot 22: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Lee, Charles]. Strictures on a Pamphlet Entitled, A Friendly Address to all Reasonable Americans.

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Lee, Charles]. Strictures on a Pamphlet Entitled, A Friendly Address to all Reasonable Americans. 8vo, later paper wrappers; foxed and dampstained. New London, CT, 1775

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Lot 23: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Lovell, James. An Oration delivered April 2nd, 1771 . . . to Commemorate the Bloody Tragedy

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Lovell, James. An Oration delivered April 2nd, 1771 . . . to Commemorate the Bloody Tragedy of the Fifth of March, 1770. 4to, stitched; uncut, dampstaining, foxing, edge tears, half-title and final page quite defective; inscription by Solomon Drowne and discreet library deaccession stamp on last page. Boston, 1771

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Lot 24: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Manuscript account of the wreck of the French ship "La Bourgogne."

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Manuscript account of the wreck of the French ship "La Bourgogne." 4 folio pages on one leaf; reinforced with cello tape at folds. Np, [1783]

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) The Patriots of North-America: A Sketch.

Lot 25: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) The Patriots of North-America: A Sketch.

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Description: "TREASON, IN MASK OF LIBERTY" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) The Patriots of North-America: A Sketch. 8vo, disbound; title page and two other leaves defective with some loss of text, final leaf detached; early inscriptions of William Smith and Sir Fletcher Norton on title page and elsewhere. New York, 1775

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Lot 26: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Pitt, William, 1st Earl of Chatham. The Speech . . . in the House of Lords, January 20th, 1775

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Pitt, William, 1st Earl of Chatham. The Speech . . . in the House of Lords, January 20th, 1775 . . . to His Majesty, to Give Immediate Orders for Removing his Troops from Boston Forthwith, in Order to Quiet the Minds . . . of His Good Subjects in America. 8vo, later 1/2 calf; hinges split, minor wear to title page. Philadelphia, 1775

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Lot 27: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Price, Richard. Additional Observations on the Nature and Value of Civil Liberty, and the War with America.

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Price, Richard. Additional Observations on the Nature and Value of Civil Liberty, and the War with America. 8vo, disbound; scattered foxing. London, 1777

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Lot 28: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Shipley, Jonathan.] A Speech Intended to Have Been Spoken on the . . . Charters of the Colony

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Shipley, Jonathan.] A Speech Intended to Have Been Spoken on the . . . Charters of the Colony of Massachusett's Bay. 8vo, disbound; half-title detached, dampstaining and foxing. Philadelphia, 1774

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Lot 29: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Tucker, Josiah. Tract V. The Respective Pleas and Arguments of the Mother Country, and of the Colonies.

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Tucker, Josiah. Tract V. The Respective Pleas and Arguments of the Mother Country, and of the Colonies. 8vo, later 1/4 morocco; front hinge split, some creasing, contemporary ink marginal annotations (some trimmed); bookplate on front pastedown and 1775 inscription on title page, both of Sir Archibald Grant. Glocester, England, 1775

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Lot 30: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Group of 9 pamphlets and 2 broadsides relating to John and James Sullivan.

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Group of 9 pamphlets and 2 broadsides relating to John and James Sullivan. 11 items, mostly 8vo, various bindings and conditions. Vp, 1795-1886

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Lot 31: (AUCTIONS.) Group of 3 early New York auction catalogues.

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Description: (AUCTIONS.) Group of 3 early New York auction catalogues. 8vo, printed wrappers, various conditions. New York, 1825-69

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Lot 32: (BARLOW, JOEL.) Archive of the family papers of the poet Joel Barlow.

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Description: (BARLOW, JOEL.) Archive of the family papers of the poet Joel Barlow. Approximately 100 items of manuscript material, approximately 0.6 linear feet, plus 7 printed volumes and one matted pencil sketch, various sizes and conditions. Vp, 1786-1900

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Lot 33: (BARLOW, JOEL.) Group of 5 printed works by Barlow.

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Description: (BARLOW, JOEL.) Group of 5 printed works by Barlow. Various sizes, bindings, and conditions. Vp, 1778-1809

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BARTRAM, WILLIAM. Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida.

Lot 34: BARTRAM, WILLIAM. Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida.

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Description: BARTRAM, WILLIAM. Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida. Folding map, frontispiece portrait, 7 plates. 8vo, later 1/2 calf, needs rebinding; library markings not affecting plates. London, 1792

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(BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Carver, Robin. The Book of Sports.

Lot 35: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Carver, Robin. The Book of Sports.

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Description: "ONE OF THE CROWN JEWELS OF EARLY BASEBALL BOOKS" (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Carver, Robin. The Book of Sports. Profusely illustrated with woodcuts. [v]-xii, [13]-164. Large 16mo, contemporary cloth, dampstained, illustrated publisher's label pasted down on front cover (scuffed); recased with new endpapers, dampstaining along gutter with slight marginal loss, professionally silked and rebound, 2 leaves (1:2 and 11:2) bound slightly out of sequence; inscriptions by early owners Alvan A. Hubbard (1836) and Charles A. Beach on front flyleaf, and small faint inked stamps reading "CAB" on flyleaf and title page. Boston: Lilly, Wait, Colman, and Holden, 1834

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Lot 36: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Boy's and Girl's Book of Sports.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Boy's and Girl's Book of Sports. Profusely illustrated with woodcuts. 24 pages. 12mo, original pictorial wrappers with only a short tear on the fold; very minor foxing. Providence: Geo. P. Daniels, 1843

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Lot 37: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) "Uncle John." The Boy's Book of Sports and Games.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) "Uncle John." The Boy's Book of Sports and Games. 7 plates. 16mo, publisher's gilt pictorial cloth, minor wear; intermittent foxing; signature of an Illinois boy on front pastedown. New York: Appleton, 1852

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Lot 38: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Anson, Adrian C. "Cap." A Ball Player's Career.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Anson, Adrian C. "Cap." A Ball Player's Career. Numerous photographic plates. 8vo, publisher's cloth pictorial, minor wear; slightly shaken, minor edge wear on first few pages; early owners' sticker and signature on free endpapers. [16] pages of ads. Grobani 8-2. Chicago, 1900

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Lot 39: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Bangs, John Kendrick. The Battle of College Point.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Bangs, John Kendrick. The Battle of College Point. 16mo, stitched, self-wrappers, moderate wear and foxing, glue mount remnants on rear wrapper; inscribed "compliments of Jno. H. Ammon, the umpire." Np, 1897

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(BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Brooks, Noah. The Fairport Nine.

Lot 40: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Brooks, Noah. The Fairport Nine.

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Description: ONE OF THE EARLIEST BASEBALL NOVELS (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Brooks, Noah. The Fairport Nine. Frontispiece engraving. 12mo, publisher's gilt pictorial cloth, minor wear at edges and ends of backstrip; inscribed from Stephen Foster to George S. Little, Christmas 1880. [6] pages of undated publisher's ads. New York, 1880

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(BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Photograph of unidentified baseball team, probably high school, circa 1885

Lot 41: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Photograph of unidentified baseball team, probably high school, circa 1885

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Photograph of unidentified baseball team, probably high school, circa 1885 Albumen photograph, 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches, on original card mount, 13 1/2 x 16 1/2; mount is soiled and stained, but photograph has just a bit of soiling and one slightly frayed edge. Np, circa 1880-85

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(BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Spalding, Albert G.; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1880.

Lot 42: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Spalding, Albert G.; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1880.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Spalding, Albert G.; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1880. Numerous illustrations. 12mo, original pictorial wrappers, very minor wear. Chicago, 1880

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Lot 43: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Chadwick, Henry; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1881.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Chadwick, Henry; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1881. Numerous illustrations. 12mo, original pictorial wrappers, very minor wear, short tear on front wrapper, small stain on rear wrapper. Chicago, 1881

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Lot 44: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Chadwick, Henry; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1882.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Chadwick, Henry; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1882. Numerous illustrations. 12mo, original pictorial wrappers, very minor wear. Chicago, 1882

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Lot 45: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Chadwick, Henry; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1884.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Chadwick, Henry; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1884. Numerous illustrations. 12mo, early plain wrappers with original pictorial wrappers pasted on, moderate wear; engraving of John Morrill pasted to inside wrapper, newspaper clipping of Massachusetts State League schedule tipped to an ad page. Chicago, 1884

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Lot 46: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Chadwick, Henry; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1889.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Chadwick, Henry; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1889. Numerous illustrations. 12mo, original color pictorial wrappers, very minor wear; long closed tear on first page. Chicago, 1889

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Lot 47: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Chadwick, Henry; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1890.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) [Chadwick, Henry; editor.] Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1890. Numerous illustrations. 12mo, original pictorial wrappers, some chipping on rear wrapper and backstrip. Chicago, 1890

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(BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Chadwick, Henry; editor. Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide, 1898.

Lot 48: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Chadwick, Henry; editor. Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide, 1898.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Chadwick, Henry; editor. Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide, 1898. Numerous illustrations. 12mo, lacking front wrapper and rear wrapper defective; minor wear to first and last pages. New York, 1898

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Lot 49: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Group of 4 blank scorecards.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Group of 4 blank scorecards. 4 items, 5 x 5 inches; color illustrations, minor offsetting on verso. Np, circa early 1880s

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Lot 50: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Group of baseball ephemera.

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Description: (BASEBALL--19TH CENTURY.) Group of baseball ephemera. 5 items, various sizes and conditions. Vp, 1870-1912

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