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Auction Description for Doyle New York: Rare Books & Autographs
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April 19-22. Friday, April 19, 10am-5pm Monday, April 20, 10am-5pm Sunday, April 21, Noon-5pm Monday, April 22, 10am-2pm

Rare Books & Autographs

(298 Lots)

by Doyle New York

Platinum House

298 lots with images

April 23, 2013

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175 East 87th Street

New York, NY, 10128 USA

Phone: 212.427.2730

Fax: 212.427.7526

Email: BidLive@DoyleNewYork.com

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[AMERICAN REVOLUTION] HITCHCOCK, GAD. A Sermon Preached before His Excellency Thomas Gage, Esq; Governor ...

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Description: [AMERICAN REVOLUTION] HITCHCOCK, GAD. A Sermon Preached before His Excellency Thomas Gage, Esq; Governor ... Province of Massachusetts Bay in New-England, May 25th, 1774. Boston: Edes & Gill, 1774. First edition. Nineteenth century gilt lettered cloth. 8 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches (21 x 13.5 cm); half-title, 56 pp. Blind-stamp to half-title and 1862 bookplate of the General Theological Library, Boston, the half-title also left un-trimmed in upper corner preserving a contemporary inscription, endpapers becoming detached, some spotting and small stains, binding somewhat worn. A scarce sermon delivered in the presence of Thomas Gage in which Hitchcock calls for political freedom and unity between the colonies: "In the present scenes of calamity and perplexity, when the contest in regards to the rights of the colonists rises high, every colony is interested in the public conduct of every other." Evans 13330; Sabin 32260. C 

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[AMERICAN FOOTBALL] CAMP, WALTER CHAUNCEY. Foot Ball Records of American Teams Compiled by Walter Chauncey Camp. Boston, Mas...

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Description: [AMERICAN FOOTBALL] CAMP, WALTER CHAUNCEY. Foot Ball Records of American Teams Compiled by Walter Chauncey Camp. Boston, Mass.: Wright & Ditson, [1883]. First edition of Camp's first publication, the front wrapper signed by Edwin Burhorn of the Stevens Institute team in Hoboken (his name misspelled in the text and corrected in his hand within the pamphlet). Original salmon printed wrappers, the text saddle-stitched. 6 1/8 x 4 1/4 inches (15.5 x 11 cm); 44 pp. Offset to leaf where Burhorn has laid in a related newspaper clipping (present), some light spotting to wrappers, very small losses at spine tips, otherwise an internally clean and fine copy of an excessively rare piece of football literature. The first published work by "Father of American Football." Walter Camp (1859-1925) was the head football coach at Yale from 1888 to 1892 before completing his coaching career at Stanford. At the time of this publication, he has served on the Yale team from 1875 to 1882, and had graduated the previous year, and had just commenced study at the Yale Medical School. Camp is responsible for many of the concepts that separated American football from English rugby, the game from which it evolved, and he introduced several major rules that define the game to this day. Camp's proposals included the line of scrimmage (versus the rugby maul) that established firm possession of the ball by one team, the snap of the ball from the center to the quarterback, the system of downs and scoring, the size of the field, the positions and numbers of players, and more. The present volume is Camp's first attempt of compiling the records of the game from 1876, the year of the Massasoit Convention, where the first formal rules for American football were cemented, to the time of publication in 1883, the first year his rules took effect. He notes from the outset that the project "being the initial movement of its kind has proven difficult" and that "next year's managers will be spared the necessity of reviewing the hieroglyphs of last year's correspondence". The text focuses on the scores and players of the Associated Teams (Yale, Harvard, Columbia and Princeton) and their games against the non-associated, including a reference to "the enterprise shown by the University of Michigan in making a tour through the east." Included are the addresses of all those teams, with their captains, managers, players and referees listed. A remarkable record detailing football's first years, this pamphlet appears to be excessively rare. We have only been able to locate the Library of Congress copy (probably the deposit copy), though it is possible that uncatalogued examples exist in institutions. It is hard to exaggerate the significance of Camp's publication; at once, the first publication by the founder of the modern sport, and the outcome of the first season playing with rules akin to those of the modern sport. C 

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[AMERICAN FOOTBALL] CAMP, WALTER CHAUNCEY. American Football. New York: Harper, 1893. First edition. Publisher's blue cloth...

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Description: [AMERICAN FOOTBALL] CAMP, WALTER CHAUNCEY. American Football. New York: Harper, 1893. First edition. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. 6 1/2 x 4 inches (16.5 x 11 cm); viii, 175, [1] pp., plus 4 pp. ads. Pale marginal damp-stain at head, overall a sound copy. C 

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[ANGLING--MILNOR, WILLIAM] An Authentic Historical Memoir of the Schuylkill Fishing Company. Bound with Memoirs of the Gloucester Fo...

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Description: [ANGLING--MILNOR, WILLIAM] An Authentic Historical Memoir of the Schuylkill Fishing Company. Bound with Memoirs of the Gloucester Fox Hunting Club. Both Philadelphia: Judah Dobson, 1830. First editions. Original red/pink linen with paper label listing both works, housed in a morocco backed box. 8 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches (22.5 x 14 cm); viii, 127 pp., 6 blanks, 3 plates; [ii], 56 pp., errata, 2 plates. Ownership signatures of James E. Fisher and notations next to a family member's name in the membership list. Endpapers and first leaves foxed, front endpaper becoming disbound, related newspaper clippings affixed to blanks, splits to cloth along joints, spine faded but a sound copy of a scarce sporting title. The Schuylkill Fishing Company of Pennsylvania was established in 1732 and is said to be the oldest social club in the English-speaking world. C 

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[ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS--AMERICANA] Group of approximately fifteen volumes and ephemeral items. Comprising Communication from...

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Description: [ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS--AMERICANA] Group of approximately fifteen volumes and ephemeral items. Comprising Communication from C. S. Drew...Giving an account of the origin and early prosecution of the Indian war in Oregon, [1860], stab-sewn pamphlet, unopened, Senate issue, 48 pp., Scarce, very minor chips to edges; [EISENHOWER FASHION MAQUETTE], an amusing original hand-colored maquette depicting Dwight & Mamie Eisenhower (in skivvies on first set) accompanied by several sets of cut-out outfits, Fine; Three 19th century manuscript ledgers, two relating to building supplies, worn; Two large inscribed photographs of Ed Wynn; DAVIES, CHARLES. Elements of Surveying. New York: 1830, contemporary calf; FORBUSH, EDWARD HOWE. Birds of Massachusetts..., 1925-29, three volumes, original cloth; A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to Be Found at India House, second edition, slipcase; The Book of Sport, 1901, Edition De Luxe worn; Two volumes of American Geographic maps. An interesting assortment, should be seen, condition varies, sold as it. • 

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[BOXING] PATTERSON, FLOYD. Inscribed photograph, depicting Patterson in a fighting stance, inscribed

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Description: [BOXING] PATTERSON, FLOYD. Inscribed photograph, depicting Patterson in a fighting stance, inscribed "To Albert Grant, wishing you health and happiness, your friend/ Floyd Patterson." 10 x 8 inches (26 x 21 cm). Some minor handling marks. C 

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[BOXING] MUHAMMAD ALI vs. GEORGE FOREMAN - AN ORIGINAL STADIUM POSTER FOR THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE SIGNED BY BOTH FORMER CHAMPI...

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Description: [BOXING] MUHAMMAD ALI vs. GEORGE FOREMAN - AN ORIGINAL STADIUM POSTER FOR THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE SIGNED BY BOTH FORMER CHAMPIONS Kinshasa, Zaire: 30 October 1974. Original stadium poster printed in colors with the yellow printed sticker overlaying the original fight date, the printed text in French. Inscribed "To George/from Muhammad Ali/10-5-93" under his picture and signed "George Foreman" under his. 37 1/2 x 23 1/8 inches (95.5 x 59 cm). In a matching yellow frame. Poster laid to board, two slight surface abrasions, edges very slightly toned, some minor wrinkles, in very attractive condition overall. One of the rarest fight posters, this stadium poster is one of only a few copies known and possibly the only example signed by both fighters. The Rumble in the Jungle remains one of the most historically important boxing matches ever. Underwritten by the President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko as a gift to the Zairian people ("Un Cadeau Du Citoyen" as printed on the poster) the fight is long remembered for its complicated political backdrop. Athletically, the fight represented a long awaited opportunity for Ali to regain the Heavyweight title and was originally scheduled for September 1974 but was delayed after Foreman cut his eye during training (hence the printed overlay on the poster). Employing an early version of the rope-a-dope technique, Ali tired out Foreman and won by technical knockout in the eighth round becoming Heavyweight Champion for the second time in his career. The present poster was brought back to the United States by noted Chicago Tribune sportswriter Rick Talley who attended and covered the fight for the paper. Talley gifted the poster to the current consignor, a former Chicago roommate, and it proudly hung in a sports-themed home bar and was later displayed in the consignor's office at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York, where it was eventually signed by both Ali and, reluctantly, Foreman. According to an informal poll of sportswriter predictions which hung in Ali's training camp before the fight, Talley was the only writer of forty-four participants who predicted correctly that Ali would win by knockout in the 8th round (the prediction poll was sold by Christie's Los Angeles in 1997). The Rumble in the Jungle, the subject of the 1996 documentary When We Were Kings, remains one of the most storied championship boxing matches of all time. C 

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[BRADY, MATHEW B.] Full-plate daguerreotype portrait of Senator Daniel Webster, head-and-shoulders, facing slightly to his righ...

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Description: [BRADY, MATHEW B.] Full-plate daguerreotype portrait of Senator Daniel Webster, head-and-shoulders, facing slightly to his right, taken by Mathew B. Brady (or his studio). Original felt-lined case, overall interior case dimension 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (215 x 165 mm), the case of leather with brass hook-and-eye clasps, the portrait with an oval gold mat with inner dimensions 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches (185 x 135 mm), glazed. The case starting to separate at the spine, silvering to the edges of the daguerreotype, some depositions to the surface of the glass, a small raised area to the margin of the plate to the left of Webster's head. Over twenty daguerreotypes or daguerreotype-derived portraits of Webster are povided in Harold Francis Pfister, Facing the Light: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes (Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978). Brady had his first session with Webster in 1848. The present portrait closely relates to an image (a wet collodion negative) in the Brady-Handy collection at the Library of Congress (see call number LC-BH82-4506 A), and based on the similarity of clothing and demeanor, the present example is a second plate taken at the same sitting. Webster's face is facing slightly down in comparison to that plate, giving him a more pensive appearance. Daniel Webster, 1782-1852, was one of the foremost American statesmen of the period, and as a Senator worked to preserve the Union and avoid civil war. He was Secretary of State twice in his career, between 1841-43 and 1850-52. He has been named (by a Senate committee in 1957) as one of the five greatest U.S. senators. This is an extraordinary and (by the nature of the process) unique image of a great American. C 

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WEBSTER, DANIEL The Works of Daniel Webster.

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Description: WEBSTER, DANIEL The Works of Daniel Webster. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. First edition, a subscriber's copy, signed by Webster on an inserted leaf in volume 1. Six volumes, publisher's original green cloth stamped in gilt and blind. 9 x 6 inches (23 x 16 cm); frontispiece. Neat ownership signature, a few scuffs and slight fade to spines, overall a fine set. C 

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[CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE] Portrait miniature of John Pembroke Jones, C.S.N.. Portrait miniature on milk glass depicting John...

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Description: [CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE] Portrait miniature of John Pembroke Jones, C.S.N.. Portrait miniature on milk glass depicting John Pembroke Jones in his Confederate uniform, signed "J. Ramsier" along right edge. 4 x 3 inches (110 x 83 mm), housed in a gold plated frame. Small chip at lower margin hidden by frame, a few surface abrasions. John Pembroke Jones was one of the most important members of the Confederate Navy having served as Lieutenant on the CSS Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimack), Commander of the CSS Resolute as well as the CSS Raleigh. Portrait miniatures by Ramsier, a Swiss born itinerant artist, are known for their photographic quality, a medium Ramsier took on full time after 1893. C Estate of Jane Akers Ridgway

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[CASTRO, FIDEL] KORDA, ALBERTO DIAZ GUTIERREZ (1928-2001). [Fidel Castro and Alicia Alonso in Santiago de Cuba]. Two images...

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Description: [CASTRO, FIDEL] KORDA, ALBERTO DIAZ GUTIERREZ (1928-2001). [Fidel Castro and Alicia Alonso in Santiago de Cuba]. Two images on a single sheet, with Korda's stamp, the verso signed and dated by his daughter, 2003. Signed at the foot of the sheet by both Fidel Castro (as Fidel Castro Ruiz) and Alicia Alonso, sheet 20 x 16 inches (505 x 405 mm), the individual images 7 x 10 1/2 (180 x 270 mm). Very slight handling creases to the sheet. This pair of photographs was taken during a visit to a restaurant in 'Las Piedras' in the province of Santiago (East Cuba) by Castro and Alonso, and shows them playing with spoons and forks. Alicia Alonso is a prima ballerina assoluta and choreographer for the Ballet de Cuba. This Korda image is very rare, and to have it signed by Castro and Alonso is exceptional. C 

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[CUBA--CHINESE LABOR] Group of three documents regarding the transportation of Chinese workers (

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Description: [CUBA--CHINESE LABOR] Group of three documents regarding the transportation of Chinese workers ("colonos") from China to Cuba. Each is on the letterhead of the Ministerio de la Guerra y de Ultramar, i.e. the Department of War and Overseas Affairs, secretarially written, and signed by Manuel Ulloa, the Spanish General Director of the Overseas Territories. Each document, dated 1859, is three pages long, and announces the departure of a vessel carrying Chinese workers bound for Cuba. Additionally, each is signed by the Captain-General of Cuba at the time, Jose Gutierrez de la Concha. Some browning and toning, generally in excellent condition. The vessels in question came from Macao, Canton, and what is probably Xiamen, China, with a total of 1300 Chinese colonists. Further details upon request. C 

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[CUBA--CHINESE LABOR] Group of three documents regarding the political aspects of the system of importing Chinese workers (

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Description: [CUBA--CHINESE LABOR] Group of three documents regarding the political aspects of the system of importing Chinese workers ("colonos") from China to Cuba. Two on the letterhead of the Ministerio de la Guerra y de Ultramar, i.e. the Department of War and Overseas Affairs, secretarially written, and one on the letterhead of the Department of State. The documents, variously dated 1858-1861, total seventeen pages. Some browning and toning, generally in excellent condition. An extraordinary series of documents dealing with the problems that Spain (and by extension, Cuba), faced as a result of its reliance on Chinese labor. A letter of February 24, 1858, signed by Isidro Diaz Arguelles of the Ministerio de la Guerra notes that the Spanish Consul in Shanghai reports objections in Hong Kong newspapers, which he ascribes to British and American interference. A letter of April 7, 1879, signed by Leopoldo O'Donnell, the Prime Minister of Spain, contains concerns about the political consequences of the hiring of "Colonos." The third letter, signed by Augusto Ulloa, dated February 8, 1861, is of nine pages, and discusses a Handbook of Legal Guidelines regarding the importation of labor from China and French and English objections. C 

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[CUBA--CHINESE LABOR] Pair of documents relating to the sinking of the American vessel Flora Temple on October 14, 185...

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Description: [CUBA--CHINESE LABOR] Pair of documents relating to the sinking of the American vessel Flora Temple on October 14, 1859. Reports on the letterhead of the Ministerio de la Guerra y de Ultramar, i.e. the Department of War and Overseas Affairs, 2 pp. and 6 pp. respectively, written in ink in a careful and legible hand. Slight toning, small tear to one corner with minimal loss of text The Flora Temple was sailing from Macao to Havana with 850 Chinese laborers and 49 crew, when it ran aground on a reef off the coast of Cochinchina. All of the Chinese "colonos" died, along with 18 crew members. The author of these reports was Augusto Ulloa (1823-1879), the General Director, later to become the Cuban Minister of State. The Flora Temple disaster was recorded in an extensive New York Times article of the time. The crew apparently feared an uprising from their passengers to such an extent that they essentially left them to die. It was claimed that there had been an earlier attempted mutiny. Cuba had long been reliant on imported workers for its various agricultural industries, and the present documents detail the costs of that policy in human terms. Further details on request. C 

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[CUBA--CHINESE LABOR] Group of six documents pertaining to a Chinese immigrant (i.e. a

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Description: [CUBA--CHINESE LABOR] Group of six documents pertaining to a Chinese immigrant (i.e. a "colono") named Aky Achou (Alejo Sanchez after his baptism). Four documents in manuscript, two printed and accomplished by hand show the progress of Sanchez from indentured servitude to a legal resident of Cuba, over the period December 1852 to October 1863. The documents bear various government stamps and a variety of signatures, including one (on the first) in Chinese. Some browning and toning, but overall in an excellent state of preservation. A remarkable set of documents, recording the odyssey of a man from the village of Lamtao in China, through eight years of indentured servitude at a sugar refinery. through baptism to legal residence, ultimately becoming a Spanish subject. Further details upon request. C 

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[CUBA] Documents relating to the Captaincy-General of Cuba, 1835-1875. These include Miguel Tacon y Rosique, Captain-G...

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Description: [CUBA] Documents relating to the Captaincy-General of Cuba, 1835-1875. These include Miguel Tacon y Rosique, Captain-General 1834-1838. Three manuscript memoranda, including prohibitions on cursing, on brawling, and against the admission of African American freemen from other colonies; Joaquin de Ezpeleta, Captain-General 1838-1840. Two printed pronouncements signed in type, one a decree pertaining to slave dances, the other pertaining to expenses for the defense of Cuba; Geronima Valdez, Captain-General 1841-1843. Four printed memoranda pertaining to escaped slaves etc.; Leopoldo O'Donnell, Captain-General 1843-1848. Three printed decrees, all regarding various aspects of slavery; Jose Gutierrez de la Concha, Captain General 1850-52, 1854-59 and 1874-5. Three documents, memoranda on the letterhead of the Ministerio de la Guerra y de Ultramar, addressed to Gutierrez de la Concha and are apparently signed by him on the first leaf; Francisco Serrano Dominguez, Captain-General 1859-62. Three documents, memoranda on the letterhead of the Ministerio de la Guerra y de Ultramar, addressed to Francisco Serrano Dominguez, and are apparently signed by him on the first leaf; Domingo Dulce y Garay, Captain-General 1862-1866 and January-June 1869. Two documents, memoranda on the letterhead of the Ministerio de la Ultramar, addressed to Domingo Dulce, are apparently signed by him on the first leaf; Francisco de Lersundi, Captain-General 1866-1869 and January-June 1869. Two documents, memoranda on the letterhead of the Ministerio de la Ultramar, addressed to de Lersuni, two Royal Orders on the letterhead of the Ministerio de la Ultramar; Buenventura Carbo y Aloy, Captain-General May-June 1875. Three documents, memoranda probably from the Ministerio de la Ultramar, addressed to Carbo, apparently signed by him on the first leaf; And Blas Villate y de la Herra, Captain-General September-December 1867, December 1870-1872, and March 1875-1876. Three documents, memoranda probably from the Ministerio de la Ultramar, addressed to Blas Villate, apparently signed by him on the first leaf. All of the documents are in sound, legible condition, throughout this exemplary archive of the Captains-General of Cuba. Further details upon request. C 

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[CUBA--TOBACCO] PLAUNE Y FEL, DANIEL MAURICIO. Memoria sobre el cultivonde Tabacos su aumento y buena fabricacion en la Ysla de Cuba...

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Description: [CUBA--TOBACCO] PLAUNE Y FEL, DANIEL MAURICIO. Memoria sobre el cultivonde Tabacos su aumento y buena fabricacion en la Ysla de Cuba. Manuscript in ink, apparently a fair copy, written in ink, dated at the end Havana, 15th October 1804. 8 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches (21 x 15 cm); 30 ff. including self-wrapper. Some fading of the ink, but a clean and legible manuscript. The Cuban tobacco industry was under a Spanish monopoly until 1817, a system which created a great deal of resentment (and several armed revolts). The present manuscript consists of an 8 page letter signed by Plaune, which is a preface to the report. The second part is the report itself, 46 articles on 58 pages. The whole is addressed to Don Benigno Duque de Heredia, at the Real Hacienda, the Royal Treasury in Havana. It appears that this report was intended to be distributed to high ranking government officials. The intent of the report was the revitalization of the tobacco industry in Cuba. Some of the suggestions include a judicial commission to control and arbitrate tobacco prices; the introduction of slaves to tobacco farming (they had not been used in this area of Cuban agriculture); the suggestion that each tobacco product should have strict formula; and the creation of a "Puro" cigar, i.e. one made solely with all tobacco components of the cigar grown in the same country. Cuba, in fact, did and does achieve this distinction. A fascinating and significant early document relating to the tobacco industry in Cuba. Further details upon request. C 

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[CUBA--COCOA] Three documents on the cultivation and production of cocoa in Cuba, two written by Don Carlos de Vargas Machuc...

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Description: [CUBA--COCOA] Three documents on the cultivation and production of cocoa in Cuba, two written by Don Carlos de Vargas Machuca y Cervetto, Governor of the Oriental Department of Cuba. Manuscripts in ink on the letterhead of the Direccion de Obras Publicias, written in ink, variously dated February 1857, 1858 and 1860. 8 1/4 x 6 inches (21 x 15 cm); various paginations. Generally a little toned, but a clean and legible manuscript. The earliest report discusses the current state of agriculture in Cuba, and discusses the feasibility of enhancing cocoa production, with a great deal of specifity. The 1858 document expands further on some of the ideas of the first, and includes a report of cocoa exports from Oriente province for the period 1852-1857. The third document discusses what measures have been taken to improve cocoa production, based on Vargas's reports. Further details upon request. C 

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[CUBA--SUGAR] Group of documents issued by various government bodies, relating to the cane sugar industry of Cuba. 8 documen...

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Description: [CUBA--SUGAR] Group of documents issued by various government bodies, relating to the cane sugar industry of Cuba. 8 documents over 28 pages, most ink on paper with official stamps etc., one a printed document completed in manuscript, also including a document signed by Don Francisco Serrano, the Captain-General of Cuba at the time. Various sizes, the largest 12 x 8 1/2 inches. Some browning and toning, overall in very good condition. The documents relate to a patent granted to one Don Juan Elias Maigrot for a ten-year period, granting him rights of exclusivity until February 1871. The documents include various confirmations of the grant of the patent, the receipt for the fee paid by Maigrot, etc. Sugar was an enormously valuable Cuban export (c.f. the classic Cuban color plate book Los Ingenios. Coleccion de vistas de los principales ingenios de azucar de la Isla de Cuba Havana, 1857). Further details available on request. C 

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[CONSTITUTIONS] Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence ... and the Constitutions of the Several States...

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Description: [CONSTITUTIONS] Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence ... and the Constitutions of the Several States. Washington City: Gales and Seaton, 1819. The first edition under this title. Contemporary American tree calf. 6 3/4 x 4 1/8 inches (17 x 10.5 cm); [iv], 360 pp., the addendum slip pasted to final page. Some minor abrasions to binding, internally some foxing and toning, but an appealing copy. This is the first compilation of state constitutions to be published as a single volume subsequent to the ratification of the Federal Constitution. Included are the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the thirteen original colonies, plus the states of Vermont, Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, and Illinois. A second edition of 1820 added the state constitutions of Alabama and Maine. C 

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[EROTICA] Aristotle's master-piece completed. In two parts. The first containing the secrets of generation in all the parts thereof...

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Description: [EROTICA] Aristotle's master-piece completed. In two parts. The first containing the secrets of generation in all the parts thereof. Treating of the benefit of marriage, and the prejudice of unequal matches, signs of insufficiency in men or women ... Of monstrous births. The cause and cure of the green sickn[e]s, a discourse of virginity. Directions and cautions for midwives. Of the organs of generation in women, and the fabric of the womb. The use and action of the genitals... New York: printed for the company of Flying Stationers, 1793. Contemporary half calf, decorative paper over boards. [2], v, [2]. 8-130 pp., collating as per ESTC A^(12)(-A1) B-G^(6)-(12) H1, with A2v the frontispiece, and numerous crude wood engravings of anatomical and teratological interest scattered throughout. Front board detached, spine worn, loss to the fore-edge of the frontispiece just touching the typographic border, leaf C9 with two tears, one resulting in a small loss of text, otherwise generally a clean copy. Aristotle's master-piece was a perennially popular title in both England and America, more perhaps for its perceived salacious content then for medical information; indeed, as the Library Company's online discussion of this little work notes this was "the dirty book of the early modern period." It was also one of the few frank discussions of gynaecological information, although not necessarily an accurate source. The earliest American edition is probably the Boston edition of 1766, although it is quite impossible that there are earlier editions that were read to the point of destruction (the 1755 edition at AAS noted by Austin is, most likely, English). A number of editions were produced under the "Flying Stationers" imprint, from 1788 on into the 1820s, and these are unequivocally American, and all are very rare complete. ESTC W6202; Evans 25120; Austin Early American Medical Imprints 61. C 

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[EXPLORATION] FREMONT, JOHN CHARLES.  Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842, and to Oregon...

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Description: [EXPLORATION] FREMONT, JOHN CHARLES. Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-'44. Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1845. The Senate issue. Publisher's cloth. 9 x 5 1/2 inches (23 x 14 cm); 693 pp., with 22 lithographic plates and 5 maps (including one large folding map). Spine and lower board detached but present, spotting and dampstaining, the large map with some minor wear. Howes F370; Wagner Camp 115; Sabin 25845. C 

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[FEDERALIST] The Federalist, on The New Constitution; written in 1788, by Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Jay, and Mr. Madison. Philadelph...

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Description: [FEDERALIST] The Federalist, on The New Constitution; written in 1788, by Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Jay, and Mr. Madison. Philadelphia: Benjamin Warner, 1818. A new edition. Contemporary tree sheep, rebacked to style with endpapers renewed. 8 1/2 x 5 inches (21.5 x 13 cm); 504 pp., frontispiece portrait of Hamilton and two other plates depicting Madison and Jay. Some foxing, a sound copy. Sabin 23987; Howes H114. C 

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JACKSON, ANDREW Autograph letter signed with strong wartime content. Mobile: 10 October 1814. 3pp. autograph letter on a bif...

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Description: JACKSON, ANDREW Autograph letter signed with strong wartime content. Mobile: 10 October 1814. 3pp. autograph letter on a bifolium addressed to Tennessee Congressman John Rhea in Washington, signed "Andrew Jackson", with address panel in Jackson's hand and docketing possibly signed by Rhea upon receipt, remnants of wax seal. 9 3/4 x 8 (250 x 205 mm). Splits along folds, small loss from opening. Jackson opens this rich letter remarking on the burning of Washington that had occured at the end of August, noting that the event should bolster a "unity of action in the deliberative councils" and encourage the government to spend more freely his war needs. Jackson comments on the "folly" of an attempted peace negotiation and notes that Britain will only "look for peace as soon as her present army is crippled." Jackson continues reporting the victorious engagement against Sir William Henry Percy and Colonel Edward Nicolls at Fort Bower in which "Sir Wm. has lost his ship, and the Col. an eye ... and have returned to Pensacola to refit" and describes further activity from the end of August until the attack on Fort Bower on September 13. The letter closes with an appeal to Congress for a militia to be in service for at least one more year and suggests punishments for deserters. An important Jackson letter at the turning point of the War of 1812. C 

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS Document Signed as Secretary of State. Philadelphia: 22 February 1793. Printed document being an act from...

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Description: JEFFERSON, THOMAS Document Signed as Secretary of State. Philadelphia: 22 February 1793. Printed document being an act from the Second Congress to "authorize the adjustment of a claim of Joseph Henderson against the United States" and allowing him a salary of $100 per year for his service as paymaster to the Navy between 1778-82. Signed in ink "Th Jefferson" as Secretary of State at footer and signed in print by George Washington, John Adams and Jonathan Trumbull. 6 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (17 x 20.5 cm). A small engraving of Jefferson affixed to corner, one old repair to verso and some browning to fold at margin, docketing and one ink notation, the left margin slightly trimmed, the document tipped to an old Parke Bernet folder with original 1946 invoice laid in. C 

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KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD Document signed appointing Anthony Akers Ambassador to New Zealand. Washington: 12 June 1961. Partl...

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Description: KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD Document signed appointing Anthony Akers Ambassador to New Zealand. Washington: 12 June 1961. Partly printed document accomplished in manuscript on cream-colored paper. Signed by the President and countersigned by Secretary of State Dean Rusk, retains paper-covered wax seal. Laid to board and matted, else fine. C Estate of Jane Akers Ridgway

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KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD Inscribed photograph and typed letter signed to ambassador Anthony Akers. The photograph a reproduc...

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Description: KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD Inscribed photograph and typed letter signed to ambassador Anthony Akers. The photograph a reproduction of the Eisenstaedt portrait, inscribed at footer "For Tony Akers/With confidence and/highest esteem from his friend/John Kennedy". 14 x 11 inches (36 x 28 cm). A handling crease in the image, wear to lower edge just touching bottom of signature; The letter dated 26 July 1962, typed on one sheet of White House Stationery with a three line postscript in Kennedy's hand accepting Akers resignation as Ambassador of New Zealand, the postscript reading "I want to express my appreciation to the members of your family for their persistence." Laid to board, lightly toned, else fine. Each with a letter of authenticity by Lion Heart Autographs; Together with an inscribed photograph of Robert Kennedy and press photograph of JFK with Akers. Dampstain to RFK signature. C Estate of Jane Akers Ridgway

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KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD Presidential pardon signed pardoning Herbert C. Hawes. Washington: 21 January 1963. 2 pp. printed d...

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Description: KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD Presidential pardon signed pardoning Herbert C. Hawes. Washington: 21 January 1963. 2 pp. printed document on recto and verso of one sheet of heavy stock paper, with the Presidential seal in gold affixed, signed in ink by President John Kennedy and counter-signed by Attorney General Robert Kennedy. 13 1/2 x 9 inches (35 x 23 cm). Folds, else fine. Pardons signed by President Kennedy are rare at auction with ABPC reporting only four examples sold. The present document pardons Hawes for his 1954 indictment after he had served a sentence of one year and one day in prison. C 

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[LACE--AMERICAN] Group of two American lace pattern books, n.p., n.d. (but on internal evidence, not before 1848 and most li...

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Description: [LACE--AMERICAN] Group of two American lace pattern books, n.p., n.d. (but on internal evidence, not before 1848 and most likely 1870s-1890s). Two volumes, original roan-backed cloth. 23 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches (60 x 45 cm); each volume approximately 100 ff., the first volume almost entirely completed, with designs on both sides of the leaf; the second volume with several blank or partially completed sections, but with in excess of 50 ff. with lace designs. The bindings worn, some dampstaining to the bindings (generally sparing the interiors), paper toned within but quite clean internally, the text blocks shaken, and consequently some leaves and signatures becoming detached from the bindings, but overall in good condition, an outstanding archive of lace designs. This is probably the pattern record book for a major manufacturer of lace patterns for home use. A number of these patterns are for lacework incorporating the names of American universities, including Yale, Smith, Princeton and Cornell, and that (taken in conjunction with American prices noted here and there in pencil) argues compellingly for an American origin for this archive. The designs are stamped in ink. This was the customary method by which lace patterns were reproduced at this period. The company that prepared these albums manufactured and distributed its stamped designs (either directly to customers or to retailers) and the ultimate purchaser would combine hand lacework with purchased machine lace to accomplish the design. Many of these designs have stamped indications for the amount and type of machine lace that was required, together with the pattern number and size e.g. "7401, 5 x 18. 1 1/2 yards braid, 1/2 yard purling." Additionally, some patterns have pencilled notations with pattern number, prices etc. C 

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LINCOLN, ABRAHAM Document signed. Washington: 16 August 1861. Partially printed document on vellum appointing Sartell Prenti...

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Description: LINCOLN, ABRAHAM Document signed. Washington: 16 August 1861. Partially printed document on vellum appointing Sartell Prentice First Lieutenant in the 12th Regiment Infantry, accomplished in manuscript, signed by the president "Abraham Lincoln" and countersigned by Secretary of War Simon Cameron. 17 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches (45 x 35.5 cm). Verso silked but becoming detached, a few short tears and discolor at edges, manuscript portions lightly faded at places, matted and framed. An high ranking appointment just weeks after the First Battle at Bull Run, and with the less common signature of Lincoln's first Secretary of War Simon Cameron. The 12th Regiment saw extensive combat during the war and participated in twelve campaigns, including Grant's Overland Campaign in 1864, where Prentice was recognized for his actions after being wounded in the Battle of Wilderness. C 

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[LEWIS AND CLARK] Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806.  New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1904-5. Ed...

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Description: [LEWIS AND CLARK] Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1904-5. Edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites. First edition in this form. Eight volumes, including the atlas. Original publisher's cloth. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches (24.5 x 16 cm); text volumes with frontispieces and plates, atlas with 54 numbered plates (a few in parts). Some hinges cracked, spines evenly faded, some light rubbing and small stains. C 

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[LAW & COMMERCE] An extensive archive of correspondence and documents relating to the national enterprises of powerful New York entr...

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Description: [LAW & COMMERCE] An extensive archive of correspondence and documents relating to the national enterprises of powerful New York entrepreneur Timothy Green, his son, and future partner John W. Mitchell. Numerous locations including Worcester; Providence; New York; Philadelphia; Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina; London and other places: 1785-1855. Archive comprising several hundred documents, letters, wills, promissory notes, partly printed government documents, etc., loosely organized at an early date by authors or topic, all housed in two boxes (with roughly one devoted to Green and one to Mitchell). Condition issues commensurate with age but generally very well preserved, an extensive archive deserving of further research. Timothy Green (1765-1813) was a true tycoon of the Federal period being a landowner, lawyer and international businessman. His brother, Dr. Samuel Green, was responsible for the family's business dealings in South Carolina and dozens of letters relate to him and the finances of the family business which Samuel handled while Timothy travelled. The correspondence contains autograph letters signed or received by Green and his retained copies of a large amount of business correspondence and debt collection instructions. The papers include an 1801 note to Governor George Clinton; tense 1794 letters attempting to secure bail money when jailed; and numerous pre-1800 autograph letters from Roger Strong, Green's New York agent, to his brother in South Carolina. Of New Jersey and Nothwest Territories interest is a group of approximately 10 autograph letters signed from Elisha Boudinot (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the brother of Elias), mentioning the Wabash Lands. The group contains a number of circa 1800 letters regarding business dealings with Asa Danforth, a land speculator in northern New York State who was eventually imprisoned for his debts to Green; a copy of an 1802 political letter to Levi Lincoln regarding his stance on the coming election: "no Clinton no Livingston no Burr no Jefferson"; a retained letter to Talleyrand written from London with "I understand no Americans are admitted into France"; an interesting partly printed document celebrating the adoption of the Constitution; and much more. Green's son would continue on in the business after his father's 1813 death, eventually forming a partnership with John W. Mitchell. Numerous letters and documents written from Charleston span this period until 1855, these with more law content than the first group, including numerous wills, legal documents mentioning slaves, Supreme Court cases, etc. Of note is a group of letters written to Mitchell from his son in San Francisco all dated 1850. Of African-American interest are a group of 1830s documents relating to the case of freed blacks Jack and Maria Lopez, who because of 'unhappy differences' agree to live separately despite being married, and the subsequent filings of documents when payments were not made for Maria's boarding. In its entirety the present archive provides invaluable insight to an important participant in an early period of American business history. C 

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[MEDICINE] AGNEW, CORNELIUS REA. Large archive of correspondence. Comprising mostly letters to Agnew dated between 1870 and...

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Description: [MEDICINE] AGNEW, CORNELIUS REA. Large archive of correspondence. Comprising mostly letters to Agnew dated between 1870 and his death in 1888. Many letters regarding a variety of medical issues in which patients seek Dr. Agnew's advice, many items relating to the institutions Agnew was involved in, etc. Of note is a group of long and descriptive letters sent to Agnew from China between 1875 and 1884, from locations places such as the Kiangnan Arsenal and Shanghai; a note from the firm McKim, Mead & White regarding sketches for Dr. Agnew, possibly in the hand of McKim, and much more, mostly of medical and personal interest.Some condition issues commensurate with age, some roughly disbound from albums but generally sound overall, should be seen, sold as is. Cornelius Rea Agnew (1830-1888) was appointed surgeon-general of New York State in 1852. During the Civil War, he was the medical director of the New York Volunteer Hospital, and was active in the United States Sanitary Commission providing supplied and assistance to field hospitals. He founded the Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital in 1868, and the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital shortly thereafter. C 

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MONROE, JAMES and ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY Document signed appointing George Graham Commissioner of the General Land Office. Washi...

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Description: MONROE, JAMES and ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY Document signed appointing George Graham Commissioner of the General Land Office. Washington: 26 June 1822. 1 page autograph document signed by the President James Monroe and countersigned by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams with integral blank and seal. Document laid to board with two associated items previously affixed (see below). 14 1/2 x 18 inches (37 x 46 cm). Framed. Soiling and edgewear resulting in loss of some text, laid to board, residue from previously affixed items as noted, sold with all faults. Graham, commander of the "Fairfax Lighthorses" in the War of 1812, served as Secretary of War under Monroe and as president of the Washington branch of the Bank of the United States before accepting this post as Commissioner of the Land Office. Graham served on an interim basis as Secretary of State under Monroe and is perhaps best remembered for his clandestine assignment to visit the French fortress at Champ d'Asile near Galveston, Texas to inform the Bonapartist refugees encamped there that the American government wanted them to leave the Spanish controlled area. The six-month occupation resulted in long lasting French influence in Texas. A January 1817 letter from Graham previously affixed to this document bears his War Department franking signature and precedes his visit to Texas. C 

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[NEW YORK] DUNCAN WILLIAM. The New-York Directory, and Register, for the Year 1794. Illustrated with a new and accurate Plan of the ...

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Description: [NEW YORK] DUNCAN WILLIAM. The New-York Directory, and Register, for the Year 1794. Illustrated with a new and accurate Plan of the City and Part of Long-Island, exactly laid down agreeably to the latest Survey... New York: Printed for the Editor by T. and J. Swords, 1794. Early marbled wrappers, the front detached (not the printed wrappers noted on some copies), stitching no longer present though neat stab-holes remain. Folding map, xii (including half-title), 288 pp. The map is engraved by Tiebout. Loss to the left margin of the map, with a small loss to the neat line but no defect to text or map; clean, restorable tear of about 1.5 inches in the right margin. Minor dogearing to a few leaves at the beginning and end of the directory, the map detached but generally a clean, sound copy. A textually complete copy of the eighth New York directory, with the folding map present and in quite good condition. All early New York directories are rare, and almost vanishingly so with the map present and complete. According to Evans, "In this directory is given the changes from the early names of the streets." Evans 26919; ESTC W023035; Spear American Directories 234. C 

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PENN, WILLIAM No cross, no crown. A discourse shewing the nature and discipline of the holy cross of Christ. And that the denia...

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Description: PENN, WILLIAM No cross, no crown. A discourse shewing the nature and discipline of the holy cross of Christ. And that the denial of self, and daily bearing of Christ's cross, is the alone way to the rest and kingdom of God. Boston: Rogers and Fowle, 1747. The seventh edition, so stated. American brown calf panelled in blind, of the period. 5 3/4 x 4 inches (14.5 x 10 cm); [24], 287, [5], 184, [4] pp., collating A^(8) B^(4) C-V^(8) W^(8) X-2H^(8). Binding worn, internally generally a clean copy, small tear with loss to text on E1 (with words affected noted in ink). Evans, 6041; ESTC W28689. C 

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ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO Typed Letter Signed. Washington: 30 November 1942. Typed letter signed

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Description: ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO Typed Letter Signed. Washington: 30 November 1942. Typed letter signed "Franklin D Roosevelt" on White House Stationery congratulating Jane Pope on her engagement [to Anthony Akers] and recommending that she "bring him down to see me ... I have heard of the young man!" Usual fold, paper tanned, type lightly faded but signature strong and bold, matted; Together with related ephemera including a 1937 White House invitation. C Estate of Jane Akers Ridgway

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[WASHINGTON, GEORGE] MARSHALL, JOHN. The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War W...

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Description: [WASHINGTON, GEORGE] MARSHALL, JOHN. The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States. Philadelphia: C.P. Wayne, 1804-1807. First edition. Five text volumes plus atlas (dated 1807). Early boards, rebacked in cloth with typed labels, the atlas in contemporary calf backed boards. Text volumes: 9 x 5 1/2 inches (23.5 x 15 cm); Frontispiece portrait (after Gilbert Stuart), xxii, 488, 45; viii, 560, 72; viii, 580, 28; viii, 626, 16; vi, 779, 36 pages. Atlas: 11 x 8 1/2 inches (28 x 22 cm); 10 engraved maps (8 double page), 22 pp. Subscriber's list. All volumes with the bookplate of John Marshall Topham, Jr. and the atlas with a contemporary manuscript notation from the Hamilton Library. A few maps with losses in lower margin, other short tears and stains, a few becoming detached, dampstain to subscriber's list, text lightly spotted and with some stains, labels chipped. The scarce atlas volume to this voluminous biography of Washington presents locations of Revolutionary War interest. Howes M317; Sabin 44788. C 

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WEBSTER, NOAH An American dictionary of the English language: intended to exhibit, I. The origin, affinities and primary significati...

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Description: WEBSTER, NOAH An American dictionary of the English language: intended to exhibit, I. The origin, affinities and primary signification of English words, as far as they have been ascertained; II. the genuine orthography and pronunciation of words, according to general usage, or to just principles of analogy; III. accurate and discriminating definitions, with numerous authorities and illustrations: to which are prefixed, an introductory dissertation on the origin, history and connection of the languages of Western Asia and of Europe, and a concise grammar of the English language. New York: S. Converse, 1828. First edition. Original publisher's tan boards with the residue of a cloth spine, likely the original. 12 x 9 inches (30 x 24 cm); volume I with frontispiece of Webster engraved by Asher B. Durand after S.F.B. Morse. The boards rubbed, worn and soiled and the spines stripped of the fragile cloth, traces of which remain on the boards, the first few leaves (the frontispiece and blanks) and the final two-leaf signature loose, the frontispiece with a marginal dampstain and some losses at the blank fore-margin, generally an extremely clean set internally, totally uncut. The front paste-down of both volumes has the printed bookseller's label, dated March 1847, of T. W. Watts of 102 Nassau Street ("The Cheapest Store in the World for Books, Prints and Oil Paintings"), and the free endpapers bear the ownership inscription dated July 1847 of Daniel Wright. A set in original condition of Webster's magisterial dictionary, intended to reflect American usage. His first effort had been the 1806 publication A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, but the 70,000-odd entries of this work vastly exceeded the scope of the earlier work, and make this a lexicographic milestone, made all the more remarkable in that it was written by one man (much as Johnston's Dictionary had been), who taught himself twenty-six languages in order to properly research the linguistic origins of the words he recorded. Printing and the Mind of Man 291; Sabin 102335. C 

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[WORLD WAR II - PATTON, GEORGE] An interesting group of manuscript invasion maps and typed documents relating to Patton and the...

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Description: [WORLD WAR II - PATTON, GEORGE] An interesting group of manuscript invasion maps and typed documents relating to Patton and the North African Campaign. Comprising eleven manuscript maps in color and pencil on thin paper dated November 9-11, 1942 (but most likely drawn just after the battles) depicting the American and British landings in French Morocco at Casablanca and other sites, two noted "Capt. Frazer's map of North Africa"; A telling report relating to the Patton "slapping" incident of 1943 (see note); A group of papers and reports including an "Activation of the Seventh Army" under Patton; two copies of Patton's order that "you are closing in for the kill ... Messina is our next stop"; a report that "Italy has been defeated has surrendered unconditionally;" reports regarding action in Morocco, the enemy situation at Campobello and other places; a "German Personality List for Sicily," etc. The drawings 8 x 13 inches (205 x 330 mm). Some edgewear, well preserved overall. Of note here is a copy of a letter to Senator Robert Reynold from the Secretary of War referring to the famous slapping "incident involving Lieutenant General George S. Patton Jr." Patton had apparently slapped a soldier being treated at a special hospital for those suffering with "battle anxiety," an event that had been leaked to the press the month of this report. General Eisenhower, whose responsibility it was to investigate the incident and discipline Patton, wrote a full report which is also attached to the letter. A narrative of the event follows in which Patton is described as losing his temper and in an "unseemly and indefensible manner upbraided the individuals, and in one of the cases cuffed the involved so that the man's helmet rolled off his head." With the maps present here, this archive is a revealing and detailed cache of papers relating to the North African Campaign. C 

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[SAN FRANCISCO] Two large albums containing original photographs of the pre-earthquake real estate holdings owned by the heirs...

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Description: [SAN FRANCISCO] Two large albums containing original photographs of the pre-earthquake real estate holdings owned by the heirs of James Graham Fair, this set belonging to Virginia Graham Fair, first wife of William K. Vanderbilt II. San Francisco: 1904-5. Two contemporary oblong albums of soft black leather, each gilt lettered on the upper covers Buildings of Fair Heirs in San Francisco. The albums, nearly matching in content aside from annotations, contain original photographs of approximately forty real estate holdings in the downtown blocks of San Francisco, the images mounted to recto and verso of the album's card sheets under which has been printed a colored street map locating the property within the city. Each album has a typed index of the properties mounted at front, the list in the second volume heavily annotated with sale prices and letters laid-in from Mrs. Vanderbilt's San Francisco real estate agent reporting the negotiations of the sales of several of the properties (the agent, Thomas Magee, most likely assembled these albums for the heirs). The albums contain approximately 80 mounted photographs (evenly divided between the two albums, the second album with panoramic railroad images not present in the first album). The properties are quite diverse in style ranging from low wooden structures to impressive large buildings taking up full city blocks, many with pedestrians, carriages and wagons conducting daily business in the forefront of the images. The albums 13 3/4 x 16 inches (35 x 42 cm); most photographs 6 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches (16.1 x 21.5 cm). The bindings dried with some wear, the covers nearly detached, the interiors with some old stains, spotting, and offsetting. A stunning visual record of San Francisco from the period just before the devastating earthquake and fires that destroyed eighty percent of the city. The images portray San Francisco in transition from western mining town to cosmopolitan city. The photographs depicting smaller wooden properties such as cigar shops, groceries, and a billiard factory preserve their postered and paint-decorated facades and provide a record of buildings which most likely perished in the blaze. Some of the larger stone and brick buildings, built in undeveloped areas, stand at a distance from the smaller buildings suggesting the rapid grow of the city at this time. The properties line San Francisco's major downtown streets including Market, Mission, Pacific, Post, Sutter, Kearny and others. The prices recorded for these properties range between $50,000 to $350,000, with total sales listed at nearly $3,000,000 lending a sense of luck to the portion of the Fair fortune that was preserved by selling these properties in advance of the earthquake. The properties were presumably originally purchased by the mining prospector, railroad magnate and United States Senator James Graham Fair of the famed Comstock Load, who had died in 1894 leaving his fortune to his three children. Virginia Graham Fair married William K. Vanderbilt II in 1899 and these albums have remained in the family, the 1904 letters laid-in addressed to her at the Vanderbilt estate in Long Island. Original photographs depicting San Francisco before the earthquake are rare and scarce at auction and these albums provide a means to envisage the growing western city just before disaster struck. C Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl

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[TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY] Album stamped

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Description: [TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY] Album stamped "Souvenir of Trip on Board Valiant throught the Mediterranean, January and February 1907." Leather album stamped in gilt as above, the spine with a typed label, bookplate of William K. Vanderbilt Jr. at front. The album contains approximately 86 mounted photographs of the ship and various locations visited. Album 10 1/2 x 13 inches (27 x 34 cm); most photographs 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches (11.5 x 17 cm). Binding dried with some wear and small losses, internally clean. This early album contains numerous views of the sites and peoples encountered in Sicily, Carthage, Malta, Delphi, Athens, etc. C Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl

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VANDERBILT II, WILLIAM KISSAM A trip through Italy, Sicily, Tunisia, Algeria and Southern France.

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Description: VANDERBILT II, WILLIAM KISSAM A trip through Italy, Sicily, Tunisia, Algeria and Southern France. New York: Privately Printed, 1918. First edition, inscribed "For Consuelo, with love from, Father, June 25 1918.' Original decorated cloth. 9 x 6 inches (23.5 x 15.5 cm); 120 pp., plates and maps. Spine dulled, some thumbsoiling. C Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl

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[TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY] Group of three albums of California Travel photographs, the first (and largest) caption titled

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Description: [TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY] Group of three albums of California Travel photographs, the first (and largest) caption titled "del Monte Ranch 1916" but including photographs from several locations, including Newport, until 1920. Red leather album with approximately two hundred photographs mounted to larger sheets, includes photographs of Consuelo Vanderbilt and others in various ranch activities and sporting pastimes including tennis, polo, photographs of animals and landscapes, etc. Album 10 x 11 1/2 inches (26 x 30 cm). This album worn with stuffing exposed and with some staining; The other two albums relate to one another and are caption titled "Tassajara Springs October 17 1929" and "Continuation of pictures taken in California during 1931." Oblong albums comprising approximately three hundred photographs mounted to larger sheets, both 7 1/2 x 12 inches (19 x 31 cm). These two albums contain photographs depicting bison and other animals, Golden Gate Park, Santa Cruz horse races, rodeo, a pack trip, etc. Very good condition overall; interesting albums. C Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl

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VANDERBILT II, WILLIAM KISSAM Across the Atlantic with Ara; Together with 15,000 Miles Cruise with Ara

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Description: VANDERBILT II, WILLIAM KISSAM Across the Atlantic with Ara, Summer of 1924. New York: Brentano's, [1925]. First edition, inscribed "To Consuelo, with much love from Father, July 8 1925." Original cloth. 9 x 6 inches (23 x 16 cm); 147 pp., plates and maps. Spine lightly dulled, else fine; Together with 15,000 Miles Cruise with Ara. [New York:] Privately printed, [1928]. First edition. Original cloth. A bright copy. And a group of eight related volumes, including Harold Vanderbilt's 1931 work on the Americas Cup, and an incomplete set of the Scientific Results of the World Cruises. C Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl

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VANDERBILT II, WILLIAM KISSAM To Galapagos on the Ara, 1926. [New York: Privately printed for William K. Vanderbilt by Willi...

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Description: VANDERBILT II, WILLIAM KISSAM To Galapagos on the Ara, 1926. [New York: Privately printed for William K. Vanderbilt by William Rudge, 1926]. First edition, signed by Vanderbilt on the front flyleaf, number 150 of 500 copies specially bound in blue levant backed boards, the upper cover stamped and lettered in gilt. 13 x 10 inches (33.5 x 25.5 cm); 161 pp., 30 plates, folding map at rear. Some soil and scratches to boards, corners nicked, internally clean. C Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl

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[TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY] Photograph album hand-titled

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Description: [TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY] Photograph album hand-titled "Southern Cruise of the Yacht 'Ara', Feburary 1925 ... 1930." Oblong album with limp covers containing approximately one hundred seventy-five photographs and forty vintage postcards all mounted to larger sheets by paper corners, the front flyleaf titled in manuscript and most photographs annotated, presumably in the hand of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl, laid-in is a 5 page typed daily log of the later cruise. Album 7 x 10 inches (18 x 25 cm), most photographs 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches (15 x 9 cm). Minor wear. William K. Vanderbilt II purchased the motor yacht Ara in 1922 and took it on various Southern Cruises which became the subjects of several of his books. This album shows members of the cruise catching large sportfish including sharks and a turtle. Other subjects include numerous family pictures and sites in Havana, Haiti, etc. The picture postcards depict Pebble Beach, California and other locations. C Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl

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VANDERBILT II, WILLIAM KISSAM To Galapagos on the Ara, 1926. [New York: Privately printed for William K. Vanderbilt by William Rudge...

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Description: VANDERBILT II, WILLIAM KISSAM To Galapagos on the Ara, 1926. [New York: Privately printed for William K. Vanderbilt by William Rudge, 1926]. First edition, number 17 of 500 copies specially bound in blue levant backed boards, the cover stamped and lettered in gilt. 13 x 10 inches (33.5 x 25.5 cm); 161 pp., 30 plates, folding map at rear. A few nicks to spine and scratches to boards but a near fine copy. C Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl

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[TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY] Album containing original photographs of the interior of the Alva. Circa 1931. Burgundy morocco a...

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Description: [TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY] Album containing original photographs of the interior of the Alva. Circa 1931. Burgundy morocco album stamped "Alva" in gilt on the upper cover, with William K. Vanderbilt's calling card bound-in at front, the album containing approximately thirty-three mounted photographs depicting the ship exterior and interiors, many with manuscript captions below. Album 10 x 12 inches (26 x 31 cm) the mounted photographs within 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (19.5 x 25 cm). Some very minor wear and toning, otherwise fine. C Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl

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[TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY] An album of photographs hand-titled

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Description: [TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY] An album of photographs hand-titled "Alva - Cruise through the South Seas 1931." Album containing several hundred original mounted photographs documenting the cruise of the Alva to the South Seas between July and September 1931. Original limp blue morocco. Album sheets 13 1/2 x 10 3.4 inches (35 x 27 cm); the images ranging size from largest 7 3/4 x 6 inches (20 x 15.5) to smallest 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (95 x 65 cm). At front is a manuscript list of the photographs and numerous descriptions in ink throughout presumably in the hand of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl. A few short tears or creases, binding lightly worn, very good overall. Purchased the year of this voyage, William K. Vanderbilt's yacht Alva was one of the most impressive private ships of its day (see lot 4n in this section for a lot depicting the ship's well outfitted interiors). An intimate look-in on life on board with numerous shots of Vanderbilt and his wife Rosa, his daughter Consuelo and her husband, and others fishing, swimming, touring, etc. The opening photographs depict the ship passing through the Panama Canal. In Panama, and other locations visited such as the Galapagos and Marquesas Islands, there are plentiful images the natives encountered, feasts upon arrival, ruins, etc. Within the photographs of French Polynesia are several large format professional quality vintage images of nudes and landscapes in the style of Gauguin. The journey continues with passage through the Cook Islands, Bora Bora, Pago Pago, etc. The cruise ends with a stopover in Honolulu and includes surfing images. The final photographs in the volume are from a 1933 cruise to Java on the "Augustus" and include several pictures of Mexico and Haiti. A remarkable photo-journal of the Alva's first tour with numerous scenes of the Vanderbilts enjoying life. C Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl

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