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The Dawning and The Awakening: A Nation, Religion....Platinum House
368 lots with images
August 3, 2013Live Auction
4705 Northside Dr.
Macon, GA, 31210 USA
Description: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1891. 25 Volumes, illustrated. 7.75" x 5". Finely bound in burgundy half-morocco over marbled boards, boards ruled in blind, spines with titles and volume numbers in gilt and with floral gilt decoration. Front board of first volume detached, else minor wear to spine ends and several rubbed hinges. Contents clean. Very Good.View additional info »
Lot 1A: [Botany; Marc-Antoine-Louis Claret de La Tourrette] Demonstrations elementaires de botanique....
Description: Lyon: Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1766. 2 volumes. 8vo. , xvi, 272, xxv, , + 8 engraved paltes (folding); , viii, 652, xl, . Sympathetically rebound in in quarter-calf over paper boards with original spine labels laid on, marbled page ends and original marbled endpapers. Former owernship stamp to half-titles, very mild age-tone, an excellent copy overall with clean text and 8 botanical plates.View additional info »
Description: NY: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. #319 of 500 copies autographed by the author. 9" x 7". Bound in publisher's pictorial cloth. No jacket. Cloth with minor wear at extremities and some light soiling and fading, gift inscription to ffe, some thumbing, generally clean with mellow age-tone. ****** Saint-Exupery's classic children's work. 525 copies were produced of which 500 were for sale. Illustrated in color throughout.View additional info »
Lot 3: De Piles, [Roger]. The Art of Painting with the Lives and Characters of above 300 of the most Eminent Painters....
Description: London: Thomas Payne, . Third Ed. 8vo. 439 (lacks preface of 16 pp.) *** Bound With *** Burgess. The Lives of the Most Eminent Modern Painters who have lived since, or were omitted by Mons. De Piles. 1754. First Edition. , 140 pp. Period full speckled calf with gilt devices to spine and title on label in gilt. Hinges cracked, loss at extremities, else Very Good.View additional info »
Lot 4: Lewis, George. A Series of Groups, illustrating the Physiognomy, Manners, and Character of the People of France and Germany.
Description: London: for the author by John and Arthur Arch, 1823. 12" x 9.5". , 15, , 52 plates. Period half morocco over marbled boards, title and author in gilt to spine, raised bands ruled in gilt and with initials "XS" stamped below a gilt crown to head of spine. Minor rubbing to extremities, a few plates with heavy foxing at margins though most have little or moderate foxing to margins. A Very Good example.View additional info »
Description: London: printed by Bensley for J. Taylor, 1805. 11" x 9". , 27, , + 38 leaves of architectural plates. Period mottled calf with title on label in gilt. Leather dry and worn, rear hinge cracked and front board detached, corner stains to approximately first 25 pages, some foxing in places throughout, plates generally very good with some foxing and a few marginal stains. Good overall. ****** First Edition. An interesting collection of architectural designs featuring classic plans as well as many (primarily aquatint) views of completed structures. Scarce.View additional info »
Description: 19th C. sheet music. All measure approximately 13.5" x 10". All are complete and range in condition from Good (a few) to Very Good (most). Lithographs by various printers, though half of them are by Sarony & Major. Both a stunning collection of lithographs and interesting assortment of music.View additional info »
Description: London: Hodder & Stoughton, . 12.5" x 10". Bound in original 1/4 cloth over marbled boards, top edge gilt, title in gilt on label, and decorative endpapers. An excellent example. Cloth with slight tearing to head and tail of spine, corners rubbed and front board with chip to paper on lower edge, gift inscription to front blank, otherwise an unusually clean copy and with all tissue guards intact. ****** #371 of 600 copies signed and numbered by Nielsen. Illustrated by Nielsen including 12 color plates. No British trade edition was produced for this title, and this work was the last of four deluxe editions illustrated by Kay Nielson. Nielsen and his coevals (Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, et al) had much success during what has been called the "golden age" of book illustration in the early 20th century.View additional info »
Lot 9: Tresham, Henry, & William Young Ottley. The British Gallery of Pictures, Selected from the Most Admired Productions of the Old Masters....
Description: London: printed by Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme [et al]... 1818. 16.5" x 13". 25 engraved plates each with accompanying text (as per list). Period 1/2 red straight-grained morocco with title and devices in gilt to spine and boards ruled in decorative filet over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Front hinge partially cracked (board secure), scuffed and rubbed, plates with some marginal foxing. Overall Very Good and attractive. ****** A large book containing engraved plates after many Masters including Rafael, Poussin, and others. Another, even larger, edition was published the same year with plates in color.View additional info »
Description: Paris, 1576. 21" 18.5" (533mm x 470mm). Good. Age-toned, six small pieces of mounting tape near upper margin (verso) as mounted on acid-free paper, waterstain to lower margin. ***** A scarce richly hand-colored map of 16th C. Paris.View additional info »
Description: . 21.75" x 17" (554mm x 434mm). Very Good, vertical crease to center as bound, text to verso, a few very small marginal tears, 2 small pieces of mounting tape to top corners of verso (as matted). ****** A beautiful and bright hand-colored 'carte-a-figures' map of Persia. Scarce.View additional info »
Description: 1635. 23.5" x 19.75" (597mm x 503mm). Very Good, some toning, faint vertical crease as bound, 3 small pieces of tape to verso of upper margin (as matted), a few small marginal tears not approaching plate.View additional info »
Description: Antwerp, 1579. 20" x 15" (509mm x 382mm). Good, toned, laid-down onto card (as framed). ***** Hand-colored engraved map, similar to the first state of the map but with the year added to the upper margin.View additional info »
Description: Augsburg & Wurzburg: Martin Veith, 1751. Folio. , 532, cxviii, 7,  pp. Period full calf with boards and spine elaborately tooled in blind and with heavy decorative brass clasps and mounts. One board stamped in gilt. A Very Good example. ****** Illustrated with 12 full-page engraved plates and numerous pages of music printed in red and black. A beautiful copy.View additional info »
Description: 1: 19th Century Photo Album of European Tour. Circa 1890. 120 photographs measuring 3.5" x 3.5", most with captions in manuscript. The photographs are mounted on the thick card leaves of the album, and most leaves have tissue-guards. The album was made by the E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. of New York who produced many photography supplies, including albums such as this one, in the 19th century. Bound in gilt-stamped cloth, oblong and measuring 13" x 10". 4 photographs are mounted to the front and back of the album leaves. The collection of photographs documents a European tour and includes a group photograph of the travel party near the end of the album. Included are images from Holland, Germany, Belgium, France, England, and many places in Italy (Vesuvius, Pompeii, Rome, Pisa, Venice, Milan, others). A very unique collection of photos documenting a private European tour. Very Good. Album has minimal wear. Some thumbing and soiling to the leaves of the album though the photographs are untouched. ****** 2: 19th C. Photo Album of Italy. Late 1800s. 41 photographic images laid onto album leaves. Most measure 10" x 7.75". Album is oblong and measures 13.5" x 10" and is bound in 1/2 vellum over red cloth. While the front board of the album is gold-stamped "Italia, France, Englad" it appears that only photos from Italy were placed into the album. >>>>>> Images include many places in Venice and scenes in Pisa, and several images are captioned. Some leaves of the album foxed and a bit dusty, front board detached, cloth with damp-spotting and staining, portion of spine lacking, tape to rear hinge, vellum soiled. Some photos faded. ****** 3: [Clocks] Frauberger, Heinrich. N.R. Frankel's Uhrensammlung. Dusseldorf; Schmitz & Olbertz, 1913. 16" x 12". Cloth hardcover box with flaps, housed in paper-board case. Includes softcover text volume of 65 pp., and 44 loose plates with original tissue guards present. Some plates in color. Stunning suite of 44 large photographic plates of Frankel's watch collection. Scarce. Very Good. (3)View additional info »
Lot 15: [Americana] Wood, William. New Englands Prospect. A true, lively, and experimentall description of that part of America commonly called New England....
Description: London: Thomas Cotes for John Bellamie, 1635. 7.5" x 5.5", bound in 4s. A-M4, folding woodcut map. 18th C. speckled calf with boards ruled in gilt, spine with title on label in gilt and with five raised bands ruled in gilt. A superb copy with the following flaws: A few tiny scuffs to spine, corners very mildly bumped (one rubbed), pastedown with old scan of title laid on, old catalogue description tipped on to front blank, second to last leaf with faded stain and discreet tissue repair to upper margin, lower left corner of the map with a very small paper repair to verso (marginal), title toned and with very discreet tissue repairs to verso. A Very Good example. ****** A splendid copy of an extremely important work containing the first map and detailed account of Massachusetts. Second edition reprinted from the first edition of 1634. The map is the same as found in the 1634 edition but with reset heading. Little is known of the author, but he was a resident of New England from 1629 to 1633; he certainly returned to London to publish this book, but he may have returned to New England afterward. The text is in two parts and is highly regarded for its engaging prose. The first part relates to New England's geography, climate, vegetation and various plantations. The second part is a detailed description of the Indians of New England with a five-page glossary at the end. An excellent example.View additional info »
Lot 16: Adams, Samuel. An Oration Delivered at the State-House, in Philadelphia, to a very Numerous Audience, On Thursday the 1st of August, 1776...
Description: Philadelphia printed, London re-printed for J. Johnson, 1776. 8vo. , 42 pp. Early 1/4 morocco over marbled boards with title on spine in gilt. Leather with light wear as with edges, title and last leaf toned, else clean, Very Good. ****** First Edition. Contrary to what the title-page claims, no edition was ever printed in Philadelphia. Even more interestingly, no such speech was ever given by Samuel Adams at all. Howes notes that the present work was a London forgery purposed to give the English the impression that the colonies were determined to be an independent nation. [Howes A72]View additional info »
Lot 17: Alvarez, Francisco, ed. Noticia del Establecimiento y Poblacion de las Colonias en la American Septentrional
Description: Madrid: Antonio Fernandez, 1778. Petite 4to. 196 pp. Period limp vellum with title on spine in manuscript. Front and spine pulled, spine toned, else a very clean and bright copy, Very Good. ****** First Edition giving a brief description and history of America with information regarding climate, customs, commerce, wine-making, and other topics meant to illustrate life in the British colonies. This book was written about one year before Spain joined in the war against England.View additional info »
Description: Boston: J. Draper, . 6.5" x 4".  pp. Stitched pamphlet in original rag-style wrappers, housed in custom folder-style cloth hardcovers with title on spine in gilt. Early ink inscriptions to title, a few loose leaves, else Very Good. ***** This issue contains the 3 page "Account of the Several Provinces in North America" [Evans 7348]View additional info »
Description: Boston: J. Draper, . 6.25" x 4".  pp. Stitched pamphlet. Title mildly stained, a few very small chips to margins, Very Good. ***** This important issue contains Ames's essay on North America which mentions the conflict between the British and French over territory writing, "Their respective claims are to be measured by the length of their swords."View additional info »
Description: Boston: Fleeming, . 6.5" x 4".  pp. Stitched pamphlet. Title toned and worn, small cut to upper margin, else mildly toned and Very Good. ****** With a Paul Revere woodcut of an eclipse on leaf C.View additional info »
Description: 1744 - 1753. Boston (all): by John Draper (all). All 16 pp. stitched pamphlets. Varying instances of staining to some, varying age-tone to all, Good overall. ****** Scarcely seen, especially in quantities. (10 Items)View additional info »
Lot 22: [Group of 12 Issues] Ames, Nathaniel: Low, Nathaniel. An Astronomical Diary; Or, An Almanack for...
Description: 1767-1770, 1773-1774, 1785, 1792-1795, 1799. Boston (all): T. & J. Fleet (7), E. Russell (1), Printers and Booksellers (2), William McAlpine (2). All 24 pp. stitched pamphlets. All toned as typical, some with period ink inscriptions, some loose leaves, 1795 issue with long closed tear to final leaf, overall Good. ****** Scarcely seen, especially in quantities. (12 Items)View additional info »
Description: 1733, 1734, 1735, 1736, 1738, 1739, 1740, 1741, and 1742. Boston (all): J. Draper (6), for Booksellers (2), by E. Green (1). All 16 pp. with the exception of the 1735 issue which lacks final leaf. Stitched pamphlets. Several loose leaves, some staining, most with varying degrees of age-toning, one with chip to lower section of title, 1738 issue with one chipped page with paper repair and missing text supplied in manuscript on repair, Good on the whole. ****** Scarcely seen, especially in quantities. (9 Items)View additional info »
Description: 1754-1757, 1760, 1762-1765. Boston (all): Draper (all). 16 pp. (issues 1754-1757) and 24 pp. (all other issues). Stitched pamphlets, one housed in folder style case with title in gilt to spine. Some loose leaves, one with cloth tape to spine, one with institutional ink stamp, varying degrees of staining and toning, Good overall. ****** Scarcely seen, especially in quantities. (9 Items)View additional info »
Description: NY: for the author, 1815. 8vo. 283 pp., folding color map of prison. Bound in 19th C. half-calf over marbled boards with title on label in gilt. Raised bands in gilt and blind. Early bookplate to pastedown, binding rubbed, map with closed tear at crease, moderate foxing throughout, ownership signature to title, else Very Good. ******* First Edition, First Issue with prisoner's name not present on title page. [Howes A-251]View additional info »
Lot 26: [Arkansas] Two Titles. 1: Pomeroy, James. The Constitution of the State of Arkansas. Little Rock, 1870.
Description: Period half-sheep over marbled boards. Paper on boards missing two large pieces, internally excellent. ***** 2: Pomeroy, James. The Constitution of the State of Arkansas. Little Rock, 1876. Full sheep. with Secretary of State blindstamp to front board. Front hinge cracked, else Very Good. Both volumes housed in custom clamshell case in 1/4-morocco with title to spine in gilt.View additional info »
Lot 27: [Bache, Benjamin Franklin, attr.] Truth Will Out! The Foul Charges of the Tories Against the Editor of the Aurora
Description: [Philadelphia, 1798]. 8" x 5". , 12 pp. Stitched tract. Toned, Good. ****** Bache, who was the editor of the Aurora and Benjamin Franklin's grandson, was accused of being a French agent and was arrested under the Sedition Law. The present work is his protest, and his case is an early one dealing with freedom of the Press.View additional info »
Description: Annapolis: Jonas Green, 1765 . 16"x 10". a-f2, g1, A-Hhhh4, Iiii2, A-Y2, [1 leaf]. Full period leather with title on label in gilt. Leather re-edged at extremities, some scuffs, marginal chip to one text page, a few minor stains and overall a clean copy, Very Good. ****** First Edition of this large and important work. The publication would require a total of 17 years from start to finish, and it is regarded as being the most important legal work printed in the colony. This book is also of note as the title page presents the first appearance of the seal of Maryland.View additional info »
Lot 29: [American Exploration] Baylies, Francis. Northwest Coast of America. May 15,1826. Referred to the Committee of the Whole House...
Description: Washington, 1826. 19th Congress, 1st Session, Ho. of Reps. Rep. 213. 22,  pp. Disbound tract. Last leaf detached (a blank), toned, Very Good. ****** "This report includes an account of a purported journey by Samuel Adams Ruddock in 1821 from Council Bluffs to the mouth of the Columbia River. Ruddock claimed to be a member of a trading party that supposedly traveled up the north bank of the Platte River, crossing below the forks on May 26, and thence south 410 miles to Santa Fe, arriving there on June 8. The report states: "On the 9th of June, this party crossed the Rio del Norte, and pursuing a Northwest direction... reached Lake Timpanogos, ...the principal source of the river Timpanogos, the Multnomah of Lewis and Clarke. They then followed the course of this river to its junction with the Columbia and reached the mouth of the Columbia on the first day of August, completing the journey from Council Bluffs in seventy-five days." - WCB. [Wagner-Camp, Becker, 31]View additional info »
Description: Philadelphia: Franklin and Hall, 1757. 6.75" x 4.5". viii, 111,  pp. Bound in later full calf with diamond panels to boards outlined in blind and with floral devices in blind, title on spine in gilt. Leather with minor rubbing and wear, early ownership signature to blank, else a clean copy with consistent age-tone, Very Good. ***** Scarce Franklin imprint. The "Epistle," a 23 page work typically found bound with this work is not bound with this copy and is generally considered a separate work. An excellent example.View additional info »
Description: New England Judged, Not by Man's, but by the Spirit of the Lord: And The Summe sealed up of New-England's Persecutions. London: Robert Wilson, 1661. *** [With] *** New England Judged. The Second Part. London, 1667. 3 parts in 2 Volumes. 7" x 5.5", bound in 4s. 176; 177-198; 147 pp. (A-Cc4; A-S4, T2). Volumes bound in matching full dark green morocco with boards ruled in gilt and with corner devices in gilt, spines titled and ruled in gilt, decorative floral devices in compartments, edges and dentelles ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. An excellent set with the following flaws: Spines very slightly sunned, 3 early and discreet corner repairs to rear pages of first volume. A very clean copy, Very Good. ****** First edition and an unusually superb example. This work is considered a foundational work of American religious freedom, and its publication is likely to have been responsible for Charles II's edict banning Quaker persecution in New England. Included are the accounts of four Quakers hanged on Boston Common for defying the standards of Massachusetts Puritans. "[The] Most exhaustive contemporary indictment of God-fearing Puritans driven by insensate religious fervor to sickening brutalities against other religious fanatics who dared to differ from themselves. Witch-hunting was bad; this was worse." -- Howes B481View additional info »
Lot 32: Bouchette, Joseph. The British Dominions in North America: or a Topographical and Statistical Description of the Provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick...
Description: London: Longman, Rees [et al], 1831. 11" x 8.5". 3 Parts in 2 Volumes. Illustrated with: (Vol. 1) portrait frontis, 12 views, 9 plans and sketches (one double-page), and 4 tables; (Volume 2) 5 views, 2 plans, 1 folding map. Bound in period full calf, rebacked. Leather nearly completely deteriorated, chipped and frail, heavy dusting (red-rot), boards detached, a few loose signatures, but internally surprisingly clean text and plates. An excellent candidate for restoration. ****** First Edition of this important work on Canada with excellent plates and maps. [Sabin 6849 and 6851]View additional info »
Description: Philadelphia: William Bradford, . 7" x 4".  pp. Stitched tract with later paper wrapper added. Housed in folder-style case of paper over boards with title on spine in gilt. Title with chips to corners removing some text, title stained, various marginal chips and closed tears, toned, Fair. ****** With rare William Bradford woodcut of "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations." Bradford was not only a printer but a soldier and vocal leader during the American Revolution. He was also named as the official printer for the first Continental Congress.View additional info »
Lot 34: [Great Britain, Revolution] Dalrymple, John. The Address of the People of Great-Britain to the Inhabitants of America
Description: London: T. Cadell, 1775. 7.5" x 5". , 60 pp. Bound in later brown wraps. Ink to front wrapper, number in period ink to half-title, else a couple of minor stains and mild age-tone, Very Good. ****** Howes notes that this work is essentially a "conciliatory plea" written for a colonial audience. [Howes D36]View additional info »
Lot 35: [Rhode Island] Callender, John. An Historical Discourse on the Civil and Religious Affairs of the Colony of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations in New-England....
Description: Boston: S. Kneeland and T. Green, 1739. 8vo. , 14, 120,  pp. 19th C. half-calf over marbled boards. Lacking spine-strip, boards detached, modern bookplate to front pastedown, faded signature to title in period ink, ink stains to lower corner of several pages, closed marginal tear to dedication leaf, overall rather clean internally. ****** First Edition of the first history of Rhode Island. The work also is considered to be important regarding early Baptists in Colonial America.View additional info »
Lot 36: [Capellen tot den Pol, Joan Derk van der.] An Address to the People of the Netherlands, on the Present Alarming...Situation of the Republick of Holland
Description: London: J. Stockdale, 1782. 8" x 5". , vi, 137, [1, ads] pp. Disbound textblock. Mildly toned, Very Good. ****** First Edition in English of this scarce and important work. We find no copies held by institutions in the United States. The author presents an argument for alliance with America and France against the British. The Dutch Republic secretly provided supplies and weaponry to America as early as 1776, but they did not formally and publicly recognize the independence of the United States until 1782.View additional info »
Description: Dublin: for Price, [et al], 1779. 8vo. , 508 pp., 1 folding map frontis and 2 plates. Bound in contemporary calf, rehinged. Lacking title label, front hinge cracked (binding intact), leather worn and rubbed, small tear to map, a very clean copy otherwise. Very Good. ****** First Dublin Edition reprinted from the first edition of the previous year. Howes notes that this book "stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." Carver also describes his experience of capture by the French and their Indian allies at Fort William Henry in 1757. [Sabin 11184]View additional info »
Lot 38: [Cherokee] Speeches on the Passage of the Bill for the Removal of the Indians, Delivered in the Congress of the United States, April and May, 1830
Description: Boston: Perkins and Marvin, 1830. 8vo. viii, 304 pp. Publisher's quarter-cloth over paper boards, title on paper label to spine. Front hinge cracked, chip to head of spine, label rubbed, signature to pastedown, scattered foxing throughout, Good.View additional info »
Description: NY: Privately printed, 1937. 9.5" x 6.5". Illustrated. Finely bound in full red morocco with signature in gilt to front board, boards gilt-ruled, title in gilt to spine, and compartments ruled in gilt. Housed in original slipcase. A Fine copy. ****** Presentation copy signed by Chrysler on front blank. #37 of 500 copies.View additional info »
Lot 40: [Clinton, Sir Henry] Memorandums, &c.; &c.; Respecting the Unprecedented Treatment which the Army have met with Respecting Plunder Taken After Siege.
Description: London, 1794. 9.25" x 6". , 106, . Late 19th C. half-morocco over marbled boards, title to spine in gilt. Small tear to head of spine, lightly rubbed, else a clean and uncut copy, Very Good. ****** First Edition. "Concerning the capture of Charleston and sale of American property" (Howes).View additional info »
Lot 41: [Revolutionary War] Clinton, Henry. A Letter from Lieut. Gen. Sir Henry Clinton, K.B. to the Commissioners of Public Account...
Description: London: J. Debrett, 1784. 9" x 5.5". 31,  pp. Stitched pamphlet. An uncut copy and as issued in excellent condition with mild tone to title, Very Good. ****** First Edition. Clinton, a British commander, faced several disgraces following Yorktown. The present work contains his defense against the charges of misappropriating funds. An excellent, uncut copy. [Howes C494, Sabin 13750]View additional info »
Lot 42: [Cobbett, William] (Group of 3) The Political Censor, or Monthly Review of the Most interesting Political Occurrences, Relative to the United States of America
Description: Philadelphia: Davies, 1796. (March, April, and May issues). 70; frontis, 69-169; , 172-239 pp. Disbound tracts. Some loose signatures, else generally clean, Very Good. ****** Two issues with engraved frontis cartoon, "Stop the Wheels of Government," depicting a politician next to a guillotine. (3)View additional info »
Lot 43: [Cobbett, William] Porcupines Political Censor for...(November 1796, December, 1796, January 1797, & March 1797)
Description: Philadelphia: 1796-97. Four issues bound in one. 8.5" x 5". 78; 47, 18, ; 51; , 53-123. Bound in period half-sheep over marbled boards with title in gilt on label to spine. Spine lightly scuffed, minor edgewear, two pages with front margins torn away, otherwise all very clean, a Very Good volume of various post-Revolutionary political commentary.View additional info »
Description: London: Osborne, 1747. 8" x 5". xvi, , 1-90, , 91-204, 283, , folding map frontis. Period mottled calf. Proper tissue repair to verso of map, hinges cracked and rear board nearly detached, spine worn and lacking title label, faded ink inscription and stains to title, else Very Good. ****** First English Edition following the 1727 NY publication. Howes notes that this is the first history of the Iroquois Confederation. This second overall edition contains the additional 283 pp. section entitled "Papers Relating to an Act of the Assembly of the Province of New York for Encouragement of the Indian Trade and for Prohibiting the Selling of Indian Goods to the French..."View additional info »
Description: London: Osborne, 1747. 8" x 5". xvi, , 1-90, , 91-204, 283, , folding map frontis. Period calf. Binding dry and rubbed, label lacking, hinges cracked (binding intact), front blanks loose, top corner of title cut, early inscriptions to title and following page, otherwise a rather clean copy and Very Good internally with only a few minor instances of foxing. ****** First English Edition following the 1727 NY publication. Howes notes that this is the first history of the Iroquois Confederation. This second overall edition contains the additional 283 pp. section entitled "Papers Relating to an Act of the Assembly of the Province of New York for Encouragement of the Indian Trade and for Prohibiting the Selling of Indian Goods to the French..."View additional info »
Description: Philadelphia: Claypoole, 1779. First issue covering January is large at 16.5" x 8.5", the remainder approximately 8.5" x 5". The first three issues - January, February, and March - are monthly issues. The remainder are weekly issues. The following issues are present: Jan-Feb (2 copies), Feb-Mar, March 1-30, March 31- Apr 10, Apr 12 - 17, Apr 19 - 24 (2 copies), Apr 24 - May 3, May 1 - 10 (2 copies), May 10 - 15, May 17 - 22, May 24 - 29, May 31 - June 5, June 7 - 12, June 14 - 19 (2 copies), June 21 - 26, June 28 - July 3, July 5 - 12, July 12 - 17, July 19 - 24, July 26 - 31, Aug 2 - 7 (2 copies), and Aug 9 - 14 (2 copies). *** Stitched pamphlets, complete and as issued, all issues with pages uncut with the exception of the two copies of the large January issue. Some bumped margins, varying degrees of toning, large January issues creased as folded with some tearing at folds, most with period ink numbering to corners of titles, a Very Good collection. ****** A scarce collection covering much of 1779. Many delegates to the Continental Congress were displeased with the annual issues of prior years as they were difficult to reference during debate. In a letter to George Clinton, William Floyd of New York writes that, "Congress finding that they cannot get the Journal so soon as they could wish in the mode heretofore adopted, have employed a printer to begin at January, and print them us as soon as possible, and from April to have them printed weekly." The printing of these journals was very limited, and few of these issues have survived due to most of them having never been bound. The present collection is nearly entirely uncut and unopened, as issued, with the exception of the two large January issues which have been opened but not trimmed.View additional info »
Lot 47: [Congress, 1774, 1776] Two works: Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress held at Philadelphia, May 10, 1775...
Description: Philadelphia printed, London re-printed for J. Almon, 1776. Title, 200 pp. ***SOLD WITH*** Extracts from the Votes and Proceedings of the American Continental Congress, Held at Philadelphia, on the Fifth of September, 1774. Philadelphia printed, London re-printed for J. Almon, 1774. Title, 82 pp. Both 8" x 5". Both works bounds in separate (but matching) marbled paper wraps with cloth spines, housed in a custom cloth clamshell case with titles in gilt. Minor instances of old damp-stains to first work, otherwise clean and Very Good examples of each. ****** Two scarce and important works documenting the early founding of the United States. View additional info »
Lot 48: [Colonial Connecticut] Acts and Laws Of His Majesty's English Colony of Connecticut, in New-England, in America.
Description: New-Haven and London: Thomas & Samuel Green, and Timothy Green, 1769 -72. 11.5" x 7.5". 8, 10, 338, 347-371 pp. After page 338, colophons for additional pages date from 1768, 1769, 1770, 1770, 1771, 1771, and 1772. Bound in period full sheep. Binding with scuffs and general wear, early manuscript to title verso and top margin of adjacent page, some age-toning and soiling in places, page 349 with upper fourth of page torn away, and many of the last leaves in the book mounted on stubs and bound in, else Good.View additional info »
Lot 49: [Colonial Connecticut] Acts and Laws Of His Majesty's English Colony of Connecticut, in New-England, in America.
Description: New-Haven and London: Thomas & Samuel Green, and Timothy Green, 1769 - 1778. 11.5" x 7.5". 8, 10, 501 pp. Bound in full period sheep with modern labels on spine in gilt. Wear to edges, front hinge partially cracked, bookplates to pastedown, early ink signature to front board and front blank, some toning and light soiling in places, Very Good overall. Note: Colophons after p. 338 range from 1769 to 1778.View additional info »