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Auction Description for Sotheby's: Fine Books & Manuscripts Including Americana

Fine Books & Manuscripts Including Americana (157 Lots)

by Sotheby's


157 lots with images

December 6, 2016

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New York, NY, USA

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ADAMS, ABIGAIL. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO MRS. HANNAH CUSHING. FEBRUARY 3, 1802.

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Description: 2 pages (10 x 7 7/8 in.; 253 x 200 mm.), on a bifolium, signed "A. Adams", address leaf and wax seal; formerly folded, tear due to opening repaired, affecting one word. 

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ADAMS, JOHN. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO ANTOINE-MARIE CERISIER. PARIS, FRANCE, MAY 13, 1783.

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Description: Two pages (9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.; 235 x 185 mm.), on a bifolium, signed "John Adams", with integral address leaf with remain of wax seal; tear at fold, chips at edges and holes from opening professionally and skillfully repaired, not affecting text.

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ADAMS, SAMUEL. BROADSIDE FOR ACCURATE SURVEY OF COMMONWEALTH OF MASS. 2 JULY, 1784

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Description: Folio (16 1/4 x 13 1/2 in.; 415 x 340 mm.); formerly folded, chipped on folds, slightly browned. 

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ARROWSMITH, AARON. A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. LONDON, [1802]

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Description: Engraved wall map (9 ½'x 57 ¾ in.) with extensive original hand-coloring, in 36 sections, linen backed and housed in modern cloth case with old printed paper label; light foxing to Niagra Falls vignette extending up into Atlantic coast.

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BOONE, DANIEL. LAND SURVEY. MANUSCRIPT SIGNED. 10 JUNE, 1787

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Description: One page (8 x 6 1/2 in.; 203 x 160 mm.). Signed "Daniel Boone". Minor darkening at folds, fold and small ink blot (from folding where ink still damp) through "Daniel", minor fading.

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BUSH, GEORGE H. W. GROUP OF LETTERS WITH RELATED MATERIAL

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Description: 2 autograph notes on cards lettered The President and with presidential seal, [Washington,] 19 September 1989 (2 pp) & 16 May 1991 (1 p) — typed letter on Vice Presidential letterhead, 1 p, [Washington,] 26 August 1988 — typed letter on The White House letterhead, 3 pp, 17 April 1991. Accompanied by 3 autograph notes and letters to Cramer signed by Barbara Bush ("Barbara"; "Bar"), all as First Lady, [Washington,] 19 September 1989 to 27 February 1992, totaling 8 pp on various stationery — 3 autograph notes and one typed letter to Cramer from others including Bob Dole, Joe Biden, and Christopher Cox, 1991–92, totaling 7 pp on various stationery. All of the letters save one accompanied by their original envelopes.

Condition Report: Accompanied by 3 autograph notes and letters to Cramer signed by Barbara Bush ("Barbara"; "Bar"), [Washington,] 19 September 1989 to 27 February 1992, totaling 8 pages on various stationery — 3 autograph notes and one typed letter to Cramer from others including Bob Dole, Joe Biden, and Christopher Cox, 1991–92, totaling 7 pages on various stationery. All of the letters save one accompanied by their original envelopes.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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[CAREY, MATTHEW]. THE AMERICAN MUSEUM. PHILADELPHIA: 1789.

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Description: 8vo (225 x 135 mm). Woodcut of deformed African-American boy on p. 350, uncut; text lightly and evenly toned with a few small stains. Contemporary blue paper covered boards re-backed in old calf; front joint starting, spine worn, repaired at head and chipped at foot. Quarter morocco case. 

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BROWNE, CHRISTOPHER. A NEW MAP OF VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, AND THE IMPROVED PARTS OF PENNSYLVANIA & NEW JERSEY, CA. 1692.

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Description: Broadsheet copper engraved map (617 x 524 mm), ornate cartouche to upper left, uncut. Contemporary hand-color, general light age-toning, paper flaw near upper edge, some brown spots in blank space at lower right, remnants of tape to verso from previous matting/framing.

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CURTIS, EDWARD S. PROSPECTUS FOR NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN, SIGNED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT

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Description: 4to (319 x 243 mm), loose sheets in wrappers in the original printed mailing envelope. With a signed foreword by Theodore Roosevelt and 2 photogravures, "The Oath, Apsaroke" on Japan vellum and "The Wedding Party" on Van Gelder paper; ownership stamp on versos.

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[DE WIT, FREDERICK] AND OTTENS, R &  J. LARGE ENGRAVED WALL MAP OF AMERICA. AMSTERDAM, CA. 1730

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Description: Large engraved wall map in 6 sheets joined, flanked by engraved borders (map area 1250 x 1020 mm; 1346 x 1689 with borders) side-borders comprising ten city views, each approx 130 x 190mm (Left border: Mexico, Mauritiopolis, Mauritiopolis/Reciffa, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nombre de Dios, La Verra Crus, Trugillo, Havana portus, Callao de Lima, and Cartagena. Right border: S Salvador, Buones Aires, Caput S. Augustini, Boa Vista, Panama, S. Marta, Campetie, S. Domingo, Portus Acapulco, and Porto Rico), top border with main running title (printed from separate engraved plates) designed in the form of a banner held to view by a rooster and hen, with a central putto standing on a terrestrial sphere, a celestial orb on his shoulders with Helios, Selene, and 5 other smaller gods in the background; flanked on the left by a variety of New World scenes, plants, and beasts including a turkey and variety of other fowl, a chamelon, a deer hunting scene, livestock and beasts of burden, a church, as well as a Conquistador and a Native American in conversation and on the right by Old World scenes, plants, and beasts, including a lion, elephant, and bear, a pyramid, as well as an Ottoman Turk in conversation with an African; lower border with text in French, beginning "Nouvelle description de l'Amerique..." Map showing North and South America as well as Western edge of Europe, circular inset map of the North Pole, California as an island, secondary title "AMERICA" at lower left. The whole re-mounted on linen, hand-colored and with some overpainting, abrasions, margins restored with some loss of printed text and engraved surface at extremities and elsewhere. Glazed and framed to 1448 x 1784 mm. Unexamined out of frame.

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[EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D] - RUSSELL REEDER. TYPESCRIPT OF EISENHOWER, CORRECTED BY IKE, WITH 4 ALS FROM IKE TO REEDER

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Description: 101 leaves of bond typing papers (11 x 8 1/2 in.; 280 x 217 mm), typed on rectos only, numbered, with corrections, with extensive autograph commentary and correction by Eisenhower, in pencil, totaling some 1,150 words, with occasional authorial or editorial emendations as well—together with an index card bearing a question about the text from Reeder with Eisenhower's autograph reply ("Right! DE"); 4 one-page typed letters signed ("D.D.E."; "D.E."; "DDE"), possibly secretarial, from Eisenhower to Reeder, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Walter Reed Hospital, 26 April 1966, 14 & 21 July 1967, and 22 May 1968, the first three all concerning Reeder's book, the last with original envelope; and by a first printing of Reeder's biography, signed and annotated by him.

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FADEN, WILLIAM. THE COURSE OF THE DELAWARE AND PHILADELPHIA. 30 APRIL 1778

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Description: Copper engraved map with original outline color (21 1/2 x 29 1/2 ins; 540 x 750 mm). Matted and glazed.

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FISHER, JOSHUA. A CHART OF DELAWARE BAY AND RIVER... LONDON: LAURIE & WHITTLE, 12TH MAY, 1794.

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Description: Engraved map (485 x 695 mm). Centerfold. Glazed and framed. Unexamined out of frame.

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FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO HIS COUSIN  THOMAS FRANKLIN. LONDON 8 JUNE 1770

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Description: 1 page (9 x 7 1/2 in.; 227 x 187 mm.), signed "B. Franklin", far right hand margin with loss affecting one or two words on each line of 8 lines and a very small part of signature, torn along folds and mounted on a bifolium, soiled and browned, stain in left hand corner, but text clearly legible; address leaf browned (burned) with remains of wax seal. 

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HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. TREASURY DEPARTMENT CIRCULAR TO THE SUPERVISORS OF THE REVENUE, 1791.

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Description: 2 pp (226 x 194 mm), signed "Alexander Hamilton", being a Treasury Department circular, to John Chester, Supervisor of the Revenue for the District of Connecticut, with autograph address leaf; creases where previously folded, verso soiled and toned, edges chipped, remnant of wax seal, address leaf soiled and chipped , docketed "Treasury department 27th June 1791 de Old Stock in hands of purchasers", ink-stamps "30 IV" and "Free". 

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HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED, TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE BANK OF THE UNITED STATES, 1793

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Description: 1 page (323 x 203 mm), signed "A Hamilton", to Thomas Willing, President of the Bank of the United States in Philadelphia, integral blank; creases where previously folded, minor tears at edge of folds and upper corner, neat square paper repair, some soiling to outer creases.

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HUGO, VICTOR. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO COLONEL JOHN LEWIS PEYTON. HAUTEVILLE HOUSE. 2 JANUARY 1869-[70]

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Description: One page (8 3/4 x 7 1/8 in.; 223 x 182 mm.), signed "Victor Hugo", in French, brown ink on blue paper, with the envelope with autograph address; very slightly faded, laid down on Japan paper. 

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GRABILL, JOHN C. H.

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Description: Large cabinet card, captioned within negative. Photograph: 9 x 6 1/2 in.; 228 x 165 mm. - support: 9 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.; 250 x 175 mm.Photograph faded.

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JACKSON, ANDREW - MARTIN VAN BUREN. SIGNED PATENT FOR A FOUR-CYLINDER REVOLVER TO HENRY ROGERS. 7 MAY, 1829.

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Description: 2 pages, printed on vellum (14 1/4 x 11 1/2 in.; 365 x 290 mm.), signed "Andrew Jackson" as President and "M. Van Buren" as Secretary of State, embossed paper seal of the United States with chartreuse ribbon; on verso is a autograph signed declaration  by Henry Rogers, dated March 26, 1863, assigning one half of his patent rights to James and Oscar F. Cilley of Ottawa County, Michigan, also signed by John Rice, Justice of the Peace; formerly folded, with small tears to the fold, trimmed short on top of the document and lower right corner torn, not affecting the text. [with]Henry Roger's illustrated, autograph description of the devices (14 3/4 x 12 in.; 375 x 307 mm.), signed by the inventor; formerly folded, laid down with lacks on center fold, affecting the text but not the drawings, margins chipped.

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. OBSERVATIONS SUR LA VIRGINIE. PARIS: 1786

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Description: 8vo (7 14/16 x 4 8/16 in.; 198 x 119 mm). Folding engraved map with two leaves of errata at end; short closed tear to inner margin, spotting to blue endleaves, else an unusually fine and fresh copy. Contemporary speckled calf, spine extra gilt, minor scuffing. Modern clamshell case.

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. LETTER SIGNED TO JOHN HANCOCK. PHILADELPHIA, ABOUT ACTS OF THE FIRST CONGRESS, 30 MARCH, 1791

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Description: One page (9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.; 241 x 193 mm), signed “Th: Jefferson” as Secretary of State, addressed to the John Hancock, Governor of Massachusetts; formerly folded, left edge chip repaired. 

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, FROM MONTICELLO, MAR[CH] 27 [17]97.

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Description: 1 page (220 x 172 mm), signed "Th. Jefferson" and endorsed in ink by him on verso, to William V[ans] Murray; creases where previously folded and some other diagonal creases, small tear at fold (text unaffected), some toning and faint foxing around edge from matte. Matted, glazed and framed with an engraved portrait. Not examined out of frame.

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. NEW YORK, 1801

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Description: 8vo (213 x 127 mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved folding map of Virginia, folding table of Indian tribes; offsetting to map, long diagonal repaired tear to upper right corner, small repairs at folds, dampstain to lower right corner of frontispiece and first 120 pp, text browned with some scattered foxing, heavier to first and last few leaves. Contemporary tree calf; re-backed, edges slightly worn. Quarter morocco case. 

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. BOSTON: 1801

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Description: 8vo (202 x 125 mm). Frontispiece portrait, folding engraved map of Virginia, and folding table of Indian tribes; offset to title from frontispiece, paper browned & spotted, heavier to some gatherings, light scattered foxing, repairs to folding map, fly-leaves reinforced at fore-edge, L4 with 2.5" tear touching text. Contemporary tree calf, re-backed with new morocco label; calf worn, upper edge of lower cover darkened and dry. Quarter morocco case.

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 3 WORKS.  NOTES, NEW YORK 1801 & PHILADELPHIA 1803; AND HENING, VIRGINIA, JUSTICE 1795

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Description: Notes on the State of Virginia. Newark: 1801. 8vo. Lacking map, closed tear to one page, folding table defective. Contemporary calf, front joint cracked. - Another edition. Philadelphia: 1803. 8vo. Portion of folding table torn away. Contemporary sheep. - Hening, William Waller. The New Virginia Justice. ... Richmond: 1795. 8vo. Contemporary sheep; rubbed. Each in a modern clamshell.

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. RICHMOND, VA.: 1801

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Description: 8vo (226 x 142 mm). Folding frontispiece map, 4 single-page maps and folding table. Section of map reinforced, a few small tears to folds, light foxing to first and last few leaves. Publisher's cloth; covers lightly rubbed, spine sunned and spotted. Quarter morocco slip-case. 

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LAFAYETTE, MARQUIS DE. 2 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED.

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Description: 1) 2 pp with integral address leaf stamped "73 Rosoy", (238 x 184 mm), signed "Lafayette", Lagrange, 20 November 1820, to Monsieur Marchand at the Bureau du patriote in Strasbourg. Previously folded, some foxing to address leaf at folds, seal tear with no affect to text. 2) 2 pp with integral address leaf stamped "73 Rosoy Sυne & Mυne" (235 x 182 mm), Lagrange, 16 May 1822, to Mr Douville, a bookseller in Valence. Previously folded, foxed, some soiling to address leaf, seal tear with small loss to paper but not to text. Tipped-in and bound together in a red straight-grain morocco album gilt, along with a 4-line autograph note signed "Lafayette", Berlin, 11 August 1785, and several pieces of ephemera relating to Lafayette, including engraved portraits and scenes, some hand-colored.

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LAURENS, HENRY. FREE FRANK SIGNED. 1 JANUARY, 1778.

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Description: One page (13 3/8 x 10 5/8 in.; 340 x 270 mm.), signed “Henry Laurens”, as President of the Continental Congress, on an address leaf to Thomas Wharton, Jr., President of the Council of Pennsylvania, with recipient’s docketing, “ 177(8) Jany 1st from the honble Henry Laurens Esq President of Congress"; formerly folded, tears repaired on upper and lower margin due to wax seal removal and on docketing due to ink acidity. 

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LEWIS & CLARK, OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE EXPEDITION. 2 VOLS. PHILADELPHIA, 1814,

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Description: 2 volumes, 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 in.; 210 x 128 mm). Large folding engraved map after Clark by S. Harrison, 5 engraved maps and plans; folding map lightly foxed with portion of upper left supplied in facsimile, title of  first volume with mild spotting, second volume title with closed repaired tear, some intermittent staining. Contemporary marbled boards with gilt-ruled calf spines; some rubbing and scuffing, morocco labels faded. Each volume in modern half morocco folding case.

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LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. ENGRAVED COMMISSION SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1863

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Description: Broadside (454 x 375 mm), engraved on vellum and partially accomplished in manuscript, being a commission appointing George H. Crosman as Assistant Quartermaster General with the rank of Colonel, on February 26, 1863. Signed "Abraham Lincoln" as President on March 14, 1863, and further signed by the Secretary of War, Edwin McMasters Stanton; creases where previously folded, some soiling, blue paper seal, docketed in red ink in upper left corner "Recorded Volume 17. Page 109. Adj. Genls' Office, March 14, 1863. Adj. Genl.", and signed "L. Thomas". Matted, glazed and framed. Not examined out of frame. 

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MADISON, JAMES. FOUR-LANGUAGE SHIP'S PAPERS. WASHINGTON, 19 SEPTEMBER 1809

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Description: Printed broadside document signed "James Madison", on a full sheet  (17 x 20 1/2 in.; 430 x 510 mm); with two seals and accomplished in a clerical hand, being a four-language ship's paper for the Thomas, a ship of 317 tons commanded by William Millner sailing from Baltimore, laden with "Resin, Turpentine, Provisions of Wax, Cotton, Tobacco" countersigned "A Smith" by the Secretary of State; matted and glazed, not examined out of frame.

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MADISON, JAMES & JAMES MONROE. SIGNED PATENT FOR CARRIAGE WHEELS. 12 SEPTEMBER, 1815.

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Description: Printed broadside document, on vellum (14 1/4 x 11 1/2 in.; 365 x 290 mm.), signed "James Madison", accomplished in a secretarial hand, countersigned by Secretary of State "Jas Monroe", and Attorney General "Richard Rush", embossed paper seal of the United States with chartreuse ribbon; some discoloration and fading. [with]Manuscript description of the device, on vellum, in a secretarial hand (14 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.; 375 x 300 mm.), signed by the commission of patents officer on verso of second page, with chartreuse ribbon on second leaf; formerly folded, some discoloration and fading, spotting.

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[MASSACHUSETTS BAY] TWO DOCUMENTS RELATING TO A WARRANT, SIGNED BY OLIVER, HANCOCK, ADAMS, WATERHOUSE, ET AL, 1768.

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Description: 2 pages, (323 x 202 mm), signed "And[rew] Oliver", "N[athaniel] Sparhawk", "Thomas Cushing", "John Hancock", "Sam[uel] Waterhouse", "Gen W. Brown", "W[illia]m Phillips for Abigail Broomfield", "Will[ia]m Pepperell", and "Samuel Adams". [with] Autograph document signed "S[amuel] Danforth" and countersigned "And[rew] Oliver", with an additional 7 lines in his hand, 1 page (323 x 202 mm), dated June 8, 1760; some browning, creases where previously folded, first document with repaired crease as well as small tears at folds, upper 1/4 of second document split along fold, one fold with repairs, docketed on verso "Prop.r of land in the Province of Maine, their application for a meeting", remnant of wax seal.

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MEAD, BRADDOCK (ALIAS JOHN GREEN) -JEFFERYS, THOMAS. A MAP OF THE MOST INHABITED PART OF NEW ENGLAND, 1774.

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Description: Large copper-engraved map (approx 1060 x 970 mm) with large cartouche at lower right depicting the landing at Plymouth Rock, as well as insets of the town of Boston and Boston harbor. Contemporary color & outlining, separated and folded into 28 sections (245 mm each), backed on linen and folded. Some age toning, discolorations along folds to verso (not visible on recto) a few pale stains. 

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MONROE, JAMES. LETTER SIGNED TO STEVENS T. MASON AND WILSON C. NICHOLAS. RICHMOND, 10 FEBRUARY 1802.

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Description: Two pages (8 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.; 223 x 185 mm.), signed “Jas. Monroe” as Governor of Virginia and addressed to U.S. Senators Stevens T. Mason and Wilson C. Nicholas.

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POWNALL, THOMAS. DOCUMENT SIGNED. COMMISSION FOR NICHOLAS DIKE. BOSTON, MAY 1759.

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Description: Printed broadside document (14 x 12 in.; 355 x 303 mm) on paper, "T. Pownall" as Governor of Massachusetts and countersigned by A. Oliver, secretary, being Nicholas Dike's appointment as "Second Lieutenant of a Company Commanded by Captain Thomas Cobb, boldly accomplished in a clerical hand; uniformly browned, formerly folded, edges chipped, folds reinforced with John F. Andrew's campaign tape (c. 1886).

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[RIDGWAY, MATTHEW]. COLLECTION OF PRESIDENTIAL LETTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND TRIBUTE S.

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Description: A group of 9 photographs signed and with autograph inscriptions to General Ridgway by his commander-in-chief and fellow generals, including: Harry Truman. Color photograph (10 x 8 in.; 254 x 204 mm) of Truman smiling at his Oval Office desk, inscribed and signed on the mat: "To Lt. Gen. M. B. Ridgway, with kindest regards and best wishes for his continued success. Harry Truman, White House, Jan. 11, 1951"; backed with mat board. — Dwight D. Eisenhower. Black-and-white portrait photograph (9 7/8 x 7 5/8 in.; 252 x 196 mm) of Ike in his uniform as five-star general, inscribed and signed at lower margin: "To Lt. Gen. Matthew Ridgway with lasting appreciation of his inspired battle leadership and admiration for his outstanding example of the best in the Regular Army of the U.S. From his friend Dwight D. Eisenhower"; glue stains on verso. — Omar Bradley. Black-and-white portrait photograph (10 x 8 in.; 254 x 204 mm) in his general's uniform, inscribed and signed across his chest: "To my close friend and associate General M. B. Ridgway with best wishes and high regards. Brad"; matted. — Douglas MacArthur. Black-and-white portrait photograph (10 x 8 in.; 254 x 204 mm) in his general's uniform, inscribed and signed lower right: "To Matt Ridgway with life-long regard. Douglas MacArthur. Tokyo 1951." — Bernard Law Montgomery. Black-and-white portrait photograph (11 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.; 297 x 233 mm) of the Field Marshal in uniform, inscribed and signed upper right: "To: Matt Ridgway with admiration and high regard from Monty. June 1952"; mounted on mat board with stamp of Baron Studios, London. — a photograph of Montgomery and his staff, signed "Montgomery of Alamein, Field-Marshal." — a small photograph of Montgomery and and Ridgway, stamped on the verso "United War Office Photograph ... 28 Dec 1944," signed "B. L. Montgomery Field-Marshal." — 2 other photographs inscribed to Ridgway by colleagues.

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ROCHAMBEAU, COMTE DE. LETTER SIGNED WHILE MARÉCHAL OF FRANCE, 1792

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Description: One page (193 x 155 mm), in French, signed "Le M[aréch]al de Rochambeau", with integral blank, to Henri-Dominique de Palys-Montrepos; creases where previously folded, integral blank docketed "8 Fev. 1792. Autorisation au Col. de Palys-Montrepos de porter la décoration de Cincinnati."

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ROMANS, BERNARD. A CONCISE NATURAL HISTORY OF EAST AND WEST FLORIDA. NEW YORK, R. AITKEN, 1776. 2ND ED

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Description: 8vo (6 7/8 x 4 1/4 in.; 175 x 108 mm.), 4 pp. (including title), engraved dedication to John Ellis, 342 pp., 6 plates Avena aquatica Sylvestris, Characteristick Chicasan head, Characteristick Chactan Busts (signed B. Romans Fecit), untitled (Choctaw funeral platform - signed B. R. inv et fecit), Characteristick head of a Creek War Chief (signed B. Romans fecit), untitled (Two hieroglyphic paintings - signed B. R. fecit), and one folding table (An Aggregate and Valuation of Exports Produce from the Province of Georgia); very small hole and two small stains on top of title (not affecting text), stain on top margin (from K1 to M3 - not affecting text), light browning (stronger at the end), some pages with light inking. Contemporary sheep; rubbed, small chip at head of spine, hinges fragile.  

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[SHAYS' REBELLION] - BOWDOIN, JAMES. A PROCLAMATION. BOSTON, 1786.

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Description: Broadside (13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.; 345 x 245 mm.); formerly folded, wormholes and holes at folds. 

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[TREATY OF BREDA]. PROCLAMATION OF THE PEACE BETWEEN ENGLAND, & UNITED PROVINCES. PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED. 1667

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Description: Folio broadside (20 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.; 518 x 414 mm.), printed in black, large woodcut initial, signed and wax-sealed by seven "Embassadors and Plenipotentiaries" being Lord Denzil Holles and Sir Henry Conventry for Great Britain and Adolf Hendrik Ripperda, Hieronymus van Beverningh, Pieter de Huybert, Allard Jonghstal, Ludolph Tjarda van Starckenborgh for United Provinces (The Netherlands).

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TYLER, BENJAMIN OWEN. ENGRAVED FACSIMILE OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, 1818.

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Description: Engraved broadside on paper (799 x 649 mm), glazed and framed to 1025 x 872 mm; a few tiny paper repairs to verso, very minor creasing to edges, otherwise very fine.

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[UNION ARMY - CHRISTIAN COMMISSION] - CRANE THEODORE F. CIVIL WAR JOURNAL. APRIL 7-25, 1865

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Description: 47 pages (207 x 172 mm), mostly written recto and verso; a few pencil corrections. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards; worn. 

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UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. COLLECTION OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES. GLASGOW, 1783

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Description: 8vo (6 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.; 172 x 98 mm). Sheet D creased or torn and so printed, text block lightly browned. Contemporary sheep, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco label, red-sprinkled edges; a few scrapes.

Condition Report: 8vo (6 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.; 172 x 98 mm). Sheet D creased or torn and so printed, text block lightly browned. Contemporary sheep, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco label, red-sprinkled edges; a few scrapes.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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ZENGER, JOHN PETER. BROADSIDE MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED. NEW YORK, 2 NOVEMBER, 1731.

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Description: Folio (16 3/8 x 12 5/8 in.; 415 x 322 mm.), on paper, written in a clerical hand, signed “Peter Zenger” as witness to a declaration made by Johann David Wolff concerning the latter’s claims on monies and debts in Saxony and dated "New York, November 2, 1731". Also witnessed by Thomas Richardson and Thomas Brown, signed by Robert Lurting as mayor of New York and by four aldermen, ordering “the Seal of the City of New York to be affixed,” and notarized by clerk William Sharpas, with embossed paper seal of the city and silk ties, red laces and wax seal, mounted on cardboard; slightly browned, with a few stains and offsets, attachment more generally soiled and worn at edges.[with]: a one-page ancillary document, in German, being a specification of the debt and a copy of the deed.

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[WORLD WAR II] - VAN KIRK, CAPTAIN THEODORE

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Description: Two folding sheets, meant to be folded into quarters, (255 x 658 mm and 660 x 512 mm, bottom half of first sheet, presumably blank, has been removed), printed on top half of rectos with a table to record data including the name & type of plane, place of departure & destination, tables to record the mission orders, flight plan, information on the flight crew, winds and weather conditions,  fuel consumption, celestial data, and memoranda, as well as a radio bearing worksheet, temperature and pressure conversion scales, and diagrams to help calculate interception and radius of action; printed on bottom half of recto and versos with fields to record detailed flight information, including the point, time, position, true course, ground speed, temperature, and other remarks. Both sheets filled out on verso in pencil, and dated Aug 6 - 1945, at point AP0247 Tinian, at time 0245. Penciled notes kept in Tinian local time, one hour ahead of Hiroshima time, with the bomber’s position noted by latitude and longitude in the first column, and distance and speed noted in knots. Creases where previously folded, minor tears at head and foot of central folds, 9 lines of log filled out on recto of larger sheet with information from the Practice Bomb drop session done on April 12, 1946 in Roswell, New Mexico.

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BUFFON, COMTE DE. HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX. PARIS: IMPRIMERIE ROYALE, 1770-1786. 1008 HANDCOLORED PLATES.

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Description: 15 volumes, folio (18 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.; 464 x 343 mm). 1008 fine handcolored plates drawn and engraved by Francois Nicolas Martinet under the supervision of Edme Daubenton, directions to the binder and errata at the end of volumes of text 1-6, 9 and 10, and after the title-page of volumes 7 and 8, general index at the end of volume 10; some light foxing in the text volumes. Contemporary mottled calf, spines with gilt floral ornaments, green and red morocco labels; first volume of plates with fragile hinges, otherwise very fine. 

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LUDWIG, CHRISTIAN GOTTLLIEB. ECTYPA VEGETABILIUM USIBUS MEDICIS. HALLE: J G TRAMPE, 1760-64

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Description: Folio (14 3/4 x 9 3/4 ins.; 368 x 228 mm). 200 nature-printed plates colored either by hand or a combined color printing and hand-coloring process, with letterpress legends in Latin and German; some foxing and offsetting. Contemporary Dutch calf, gilt floral garland frames on panels, gilt floral ornament on spine; rubbed, spine fragile. 

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MANETTI. SAVERIO. ORNITHOLOGIA METHODICE DIGESTA ATQUE ICONIBUS ANEIS AD VIVUM. FLORENCE, 1767-1776.

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Description: 5 volumes, folio (18 1/4 x 14 1/2 in.; 466 x 370 mm.), 5 engraved titles, second letterpress titles in Italian and Latin with engraved vignettes, 2 engraved dedications, engraved portrait of Giovanni Gerini, 600 hand-colored engraved plates; vol. 1: some light foxing, marginal dampstaining not affecting the illustrations; vol. 2: small repair on Italian title page, dampstaining in lower inner corner, more pronounced at the end of the volume; vol 3: spotting on plate 288; vol. 4: light foxing; vol. 5: dampstaining with repairs on the first leaves and small repairs to tears on last leaves. Nineteenth century half-vellum.

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MARIESCHI, MICHELE. MAGNIFICENTIORES SELECTIORESQUE URBIS VENETIARUM PROSPECTUS. VENICE, 1741

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Description: Folio, 21 etchings (lacking title plate); second state, with the plate numbers, watermark 3 Crescent Moons for plates numbered 3 to 6, 8 to 18, and 21, Smiling Crescent Moon for plate 20, Arms ofr palte 19. The order of the plates is different than in Mauroner (who listed the first state before number).A composed set with 3 (or 4) different copies. Size of the plates: plates 2-7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15-17, 19-22: 21 7/8 x 15 in; 555 x 385 mmplates 8, 18: 21 1/8 x 13 7/8 in.; 535 x 351 mmplate 11: 20 7/8 x 14 1/4 in.; 528 x 361 mmplate 14: 20 3/4 x 14 in.; 524 x 355 mmHalf brown cloth, paste paper over boards; rubbed. 

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