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John J. Young Sold at Auction Prices

Painter, Engraver, b. 1830 - d. 1879

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      • JOHN GLEICH (1879 / .) "Young Indian girl in dance costume".sold
        May. 12, 2021

        JOHN GLEICH (1879 / .) "Young Indian girl in dance costume".

        Est: €900 - €1,200

        Signed in the lower right corner, with restorations. . Oil on canvas

      • JOHN YOUNG (1879), FRAMED OIL ON PANEL, signed & dated, Portrait of Anne. 1sold
        Jan. 26, 2017

        JOHN YOUNG (1879), FRAMED OIL ON PANEL, signed & dated, Portrait of Anne. 1

        Est: £80 - £120

        JOHN YOUNG (1879), FRAMED OIL ON PANEL, signed & dated, Portrait of Anne. 11ins x 9.5ins.

        Hannam's Auctioneers
      • 2V John Russell Young AROUND THE WORLD WITH GENERAL GRANT 1879 Antique Decorative Foreign Travel Engravingssold
        Apr. 15, 2012

        2V John Russell Young AROUND THE WORLD WITH GENERAL GRANT 1879 Antique Decorative Foreign Travel Engravings

        Est: $70 - $200

        Title: Around the World with General Grant: A Narrative of the Visit of General U. S. Grant, Ex-President of the United States, to Various Countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in 1877, 1878, 1879. To Which Are Added Certain Conversations with General Grant on Questions connected with American Politics and History Author: John Russell Young - John Russell Young was an American journalist, author, diplomat, and the seventh Librarian of the United States Congress from 1897 to 1899. Young was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, but as a young child his family emigrated to Philadelphia. He entered the newspaper business as a proofreader at age 15. As a reporter for the Philadelphia Press, he distinguished himself with his coverage of the Battle of Bull Run. By 1862 he was managing editor of the Press and another newspaper. In 1865 he moved to New York. He began writing for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune and became managing editor of that paper. He also began working for the government, undertaking missions to Europe for the US Department of State and the US Department of the Treasury. In 1872, he joined the New York Herald and reported for them from Europe. Young was invited to accompany President Ulysses S. Grant on Grant's famous 1877-1879 world tour, chronicled in Young's book "Around the World with General Grant." Young impressed Grant, especially in China where Young struck up a friendship with Li Hongzhang. Grant persuaded President Chester A. Arthur to appoint Young minister to China in 1882. In this position he distinguished himself by mediating and settling disputes between the US and China and France and China. In 1885, he resumed working for the Herald in Europe. In 1890 he returned to Philadelphia. In 1897 President William McKinley appointed him Librarian of Congress, the first Librarian confirmed by Congress. During his tenure, the Library began moving from its original home in the US Capitol Building to its own structure, an accomplishment largely the responsibility of his predecessor, Ainsworth Rand Spofford. Spofford served as Chief Assistant Librarian under Young. Young held the post of Librarian until his death. Publisher: Subscription Book Department, the American News Company City: New York Year: 1879 Binding Style: Hardcover Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5" Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique decoratively bound set in full leather with gilt lettering and ornamental design. Rear board of first volume is detached. Books otherwise show only minor shelfwear. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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      • [ORNITHOLOGY]. SELBY, John Prideaux. "Eared Grebe, Young." Ca 1830.sold
        Dec. 03, 2007

        [ORNITHOLOGY]. SELBY, John Prideaux. "Eared Grebe, Young." Ca 1830.

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        [ORNITHOLOGY]. SELBY, John Prideaux. "Eared Grebe, Young." Ca 1830. Watercolor, gouache and wash over graphite, mounted on board. 225 x 335 mm. Provenance: H. Bradley Martin (his sale part III, Sotheby's New York, 8 June 1989, lot 436). The etching made after this watercolor appeared as late 74 of volume 2 of Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology (pub. 1819-34). 227 original drawings from the work survived and were sold at the Martin sale in 1989. The title of this, and the following lot, is taken from the etched plate.

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