Americana, Travel and Natural History

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Date of the auction: 21.10.2020

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BRY, THEODOR DE. & JOHANN THEODOR DE BRY.

[The Great Voyages - America.] Frankfurt: Sigismund Feyerabend, 1590-1592. Comprising: 1. Admiranda narratio fida tamen, de commodis et incolarum ritibus Virginiae. 1590. Engraved allegorical title, engraved dedication, folding engraved map of Virginia (misbound in the 3rd section), 28 engraved

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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SMITH, JOHN. 1580-1631.

The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles. [London: Michael Sparkes, 1624.] 4to (270 x 180 mm). 20th century red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Lacking original title page and maps (replaced in facsimile). FIRST EDITION of the first published account of English colonies

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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[PENN, WILLIAM. 1644-1718.]

The People's Ancient and Just Liberties Asserted: in the Tryal of William Penn, and William Mead. [London]: 1670. 4to (200 x 150 mm). Later 1/4 calf. Backstrip perished, repaired chip on title page not affecting text, minor browning and spotting. FIRST EDITION, second issue, with "asserted" spelled

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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[PENN, WILLIAM. 1644-1718.]

No Cross, No Crown: or several Sober Reasons against Hat-Honour, Titular-Respects.... [London]: 1669. BOUND WITH: HAWORTH, WILLIAM. The Quaker Convert to Christianity Re-Established. London: 1674. BOUND WITH: OATES, TITUS. 1649-1705. [An Exact] Discovery of the Mystery of Iniquity as it is Now in

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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UNLOCATED EARLY AMERICAN JUVENILE IMPRINT.

BURTON, ROBERT. [PSEUD. NATHANIEL CROUCH. c.1632-c.1675]. Youth's Divine Pastime. In Two Parts. Part I. New-York: Printed and sold by W. Durell, at No 19 Queen Street, 179[2]. 12mo (132 x 73 mm). 104 (of 108 pp, lacking pp 15-16, 33-34); engraved frontis, plus 37 (of 39) engraved plates. Original

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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UNLOCATED EARLY AMERICAN JUVENILE IMPRINT.

Tommy Trip's Pictures of Beasts and Birds, with a familiar Description of each, in Verse and Prose... Published for the Benefit of the little Masters and Misses of the United States of America. Boston: Samuel Hall, 1792. 12mo (112 x 85 mm). Woodcut frontispiece, 60 woodcut engraved plates

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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EARLY AMERICAN JUVENILE IMPRINT.

The Trifle-Hunter: or, The Adventures of Prince Bonbennin. A Chinese Tale. Providence, c. 1800. 12mo (112 x 63 mm). Woodcut half-title, Prince Bonbennin, 9 woodcut engraved plates after Alexander Anderson (from the same blocks used by Farnsworth in the 1799 Newport edition). Contemporary wrappers

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America, extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico.... London: for M. Bentley, J. Tonson, H. Bonwick, T. Goodwin and S. Manship, 1698. 2 volumes in one. 8vo (182 x 102 mm). Engraved frontispiece, 6 engraved folding plates, 2 engraved

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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[FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790.]

The Pennsylvania Gazette. Containing the freshest Advices, Foreign and Domestic. [Philadelphia: Franklin & Hall], August 27, 1752. No 1237. Bifolium (380 x 247 mm). Pale browning, some light chipping and staining at gutter, the last page refers to a "Half-sheet" for the rest of advertisements, not

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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NORTH AMERICAN POWDERHORN: FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR.

Carved powderhorn belonging to Samuel Gridley, intricately carved in scrimshaw with the fortifications at Fort George, with "[Sa]muel Gridley at Lake Geoge, Novr X9 1756", 330 mm in length, circumference at the mouth 210 mm, cut down at the mouth, and strapholes repunched, toning. CARVED FRENCH AND

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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BOSTON TEA PARTY BROADSHEET.

Postscript to the Pennsylvania Packet, or, The General Advertiser. [Philadelphia: J. Dunlap, December 1773.] No 112. Broadsheet extra, 486 x 324 mm. Text printed in four columns. Slight toning and a few spots. REPORTING THE LEAD UP TO THE BOSTON TEA PARTY. The first page is mostly taken up with an

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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LEXINGTON AND CONCORD BROADSHEET.

Postscript to the Pennsylvania Packet. [Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1775.] No 188. Broadsheet extra (414 x 256 mm). 2 pp. Some toning and spots, short edge tears. EXTREMELY RARE REVOLUTIONARY EXTRA: FRESH NEWS FROM BOSTON AND LONDON IN THE SUMMER OF 1775, PRINTED BY DUNLAP. Contains a report from

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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Regulations for the Troops of the Army of the United States. Philadelphia: Styner Cist, 1779. 12mo (174 x 106 mm). 7 (of 8) folding plates. Contemporary roan-backed boards, Pennsylvania Magazine leaves used as end-papers, later custom leather jacket, modern slipcase. Lacks plate V, plates

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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ESTABLISHMENT OF TROOPS, 1789.

An Act to recognize and adapt to the Constitution of the Unites States the establishment of the Troops raised under the resolves of the United States Congress assembled.... New York: September 29, 1789. Printed broadside. Folio (390 x 248 mm). Signed by clerks of the Senate and House ("Sam. A. Otis

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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WHISKEY REBELLION.

BLAINE, EPHRAIM. 1741-1804. Mansucript document, being an "Abstract of Errors, and of sundry exceptionable charges..." of "Ephraim Blaine as Commissary Gen'l of Forage during the Western Expedition of the Year 1794," 7 pp, folio (407 x 253 mm), string bound with silk cord, Robert Blaine's copy

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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MORGAN, GEORGE. 1743-1810.

Autograph Letter Signed ("G. Morgan") to his daughter "Miss Maria Morgan" mentioning the Yellow fever epidemic threatening New York, and offering a long humorous rant on the pestilence of the Sea Shore during the summer months, 4 pp, 317 x 191 mm, bifolium, with integral address panel, Morganza

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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WEBSTER, NOAH. 1758-1843.

A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language. Hartford & New Haven: Sidney's Press, 1806. 12mo (175 x 100 mm). Contemporary calf. Repairs to leaf F3, inked notes on last few leaves, slight wear and foxing. FIRST EDITION. The first appearance of Webster's adapted "American" spelling. This

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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LEWIS, MERIWETHER. 1774-1809; AND WILLIAM CLARK. 1770-1838.

History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri.... Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1814. 2 volumes. 8vo (190 x 120 mm). 5 engraved maps (of 6); large folding map supplied in facsimile. Modern cloth. Title pages trimmed at upper margin

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

TYLER, BENJAMIN OWEN, PUBLISHER, and MAVERICK, PETER, ENGRAVER. In Congress, July 4th 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America. Washington: Benjamin Owen Tyler, 1818. Engraved broadside, 800 x 650 mm. Repaired tear at lower right, approximately 340 mm, running

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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PALMER, JOHN. 1742-1818.

Journal of Travels in the United States of North America, and in Lower Canada, Performed in the Year 1817. London: for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1818. 8vo (225 x 140 mm). Engraved folding map frontis. Publisher's paper-backed blue paper boards, original printed spine label, uncut. FIRST EDITION

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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BRONZE BAS RELIEF OF THE MARQUIS DE LAYAFETTE.

A commemorative bronze bas relief portrait of the Marquis de Lafayette, the lower lip signed L.P., issued to memorialize his tour around the 24 States of the USA from July 1824 to September 1825, [New York: c.1824-25,] diameter: 7.5 inches (190 mm), presented in a circular wooden frame, cracked on

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-Operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom ... in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. 4to (285 x 214 mm). 26 engraved or lithographed plates including 3 maps (2

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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WOODEN NAUTICAL FIGUREHEAD FOR THE USS COMMODORE PERRY.

A carved wooden naval figurehead bust of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, made up of 3 conjoined pieces of oak, each piece of 3-4 inches thick, with some cut-ins around the piece, [New York: c, 1858,] small chip on the right side of the nose and a few small chips on the reverse side at the base, some

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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GALLATIN, ALBERT. 1761-1849.

4 items: 1. The Rights of the United States of America to the North-Eastern Boundary Claimed by Them. New York: Samuel Adams, 1840. 8vo. Errata, 8 folding maps on 6 sheets, hand-colored in outline. Original boards, Lacking front free endpaper, ownership signature to title page; bookplate of Philip

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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ALBERT GALLATIN LIFE AND WORKS.

ADAMS, HENRY. The Writings of Albert Gallatin. * The Life of Albert Gallatin. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1879, 1880. Together 8 volumes. 8vo. Half pebbled calf over boards. Spines sunned, light shelfwear. WITH LETTER SIGNED OF GALLATIN AS SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY BOUND IN to volume 2 of

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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EARLY ILLINOIS PLAT BOOK.

A manuscript plat book of Mason County, Illinois, c. 1841-1845, containing 20 hand-drawn plat maps, 195 x 162 mm, drawn on linen backed pages, and bound in contemporary hand-sewn linen wrappers, some soiling to wraps, first leaf with toning and a marginal stain, but the rest of the maps are clean. A

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS.

CATLIN, GEORGE. 1796-1872. North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel amongst forty-eight of the wildest and most remote tribes of savages in North America

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

HIGGINSON, THOMAS WENTWORTH. Woman and her Wishes. An Essay. [Boston: Robert Wallcut, 1854.] 12mo (190 x 117 mm). 32 pp, with appendix. Stringbound without covers. A PRISTINE COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION, a separate issue, with signature marks 1-3*. After a first edition of 1853, the second edition

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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NEW YORK HARBOR.

HILL, J.W., artist, and C. MOTTRAM, engraver. New York. New York: F. and G.W. Smith, 1855. Hand-colored engraving, 885 x 1435 mm. A view of New York Harbor from the water, showing both sailing and steam ships, dinghies, and even rafts, with New Jersey visible to the left and Brooklyn to the right

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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SHELBY'S RAIDERS: CIVIL WAR JOURNAL OF F.E.P. BRITTON.

Contemporary manucript journal of Union soldier F.E.P. Britton, Co K, 7th Prov. Reg. EMM, 14 pp, ink on lined paper, 12 x 8.25 inches (315 x 205 mm), September 19, 1863-June 19, 1865, likely copied out from a field journal, some foxing, minor chipping along the edges. INTERESTING CIVIL WAR JOURNAL

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 21 Oct 2020