Bibliophile Sale: Americana and Literature

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Date of the auction: 05.03.2008

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AMERICAN ACADEMY of Arts and Sciences. - Memoirs of the Academy of Arts and...

Memoirs of the Academy of Arts and Sciences: To the End of the Year M,DCC,LXXIII … Volume One.
Boston: Printed by Adams and Nourse, 1785. 4to (254x203 mm). 6 folding engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf, morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Condition: Occasional light spotting

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - HANCOCK, John. - Jean Hancock. President au Congres...

Jean Hancock. President au Congres des XIII. Provinces unies d'Amerique né à Boston.
London [but France?]: chez Thom. Hart, [c. 1777]. Mezzotint after “Jean Wilkinson a Boston” (sheet size: 358x254 mm). Condition : light surface soiling. A fine example with full? margins. Cresswell The American

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - HANCOCK, John. - The Honble. John Hancock. of Boston...

The Honble. John Hancock. of Boston in New-England; President of the American Congress. [Done from an Original Picture Painted by Littleford
London: C. Shepherd, 25 October 1775]. Mezzotint portrait (sheet size: 136x240 mm). Condition : cut to edge of the image on three sides, title panel cut down

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - LEE, Charles. - Charles Lee, Esquier. Major Général...

Charles Lee, Esquier. Major Général d'Armee des XIII Provinces unies d'Amerique, prisonier de Guerre, fait par les Anglois.
London [but France?]: chez Thom. Hart, [after 13 December 1777]. Mezzotint portrait after “Thomlinsen a Nouvelle Yorck” (sheet size: 225x161 mm). Condition : cut close to the

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - [LEONARD, Daniel]. - Massachusettensis: or A Series...

Massachusettensis: or A Series of Letters … Present Troubles in the Province of Massachusetts-Bay.
London: J. Mathews, 1776. 8vo (200x120 mm). Later red buckram. Condition : lacks the half-title, foxing and browning. Stated as the second edition on the title. “Most influential early Tory attempt to

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AUGER, Edouard. - Voyage en Californie.

Voyage en Californie.
Paris: Librarie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1854. Small 8vo (180x110 mm). Original green wrappers. Condition: very minor foxing; some chipping to wrappers. Provenance : Ministere de l’Interieure (ink stamp to title). first edition. A nice California gold rush narrative by a

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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BATES, Katherine Lee. - America the Beautiful and other Poems.

America the Beautiful and other Poems.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1911). 8vo (190x130 mm). Publisher’s green cloth, upper cover stamped and lettered in gilt. Green morocco backed clamshell box. Condition : Minor darkening to the spine, minor wear to the binding. Provenance: Breckie Lacy

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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BIRD, Robert Montgomery. - Nick of the Woods, or The Jibbenainosay. A Tale...

Nick of the Woods, or The Jibbenainosay. A Tale or Kentucky.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lee & Blanchard, 1837. 2 vols. 12mo (229x198 mm). Publisher’s blue cloth with paper spine labels, in blue morocco backed box. Condition: Foxing throughout, text blocks to both vols. entirely separated from bindings

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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BOREN, James (illustrator); and Dean KRAKEL. - James Boren: A Study in...

James Boren: A Study in Discipline.
Flagstaff: Northland Press, [1968]. 4to (254x230 mm). Color and black and white plates. Brown morocco backed brown linen, in original slipcase. A fine copy. number 40 of 200 copies, with an original signed watercolor sketch by boren

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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BRABOURNE, Wyndham W. Knatchbull-Hugessen, Baron; and Charles CHUBB. - The...

The Birds of South America.
London: R. H. Porter [and others], [1912-]1917. Vol 1 of the text [all published] and the atlas. Together, 2 vols. 8vo (284x187 mm) and 4to (308x235 mm). Atlas containing 38 hand-colored lithographic plates by Bale & Danielsson after Henrik Grönvald, all mounted on

Lot #: 54

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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BRITISH ACT OF PARLIAMENT. - Anno Regni Georgii II … An Act to continue an...

Anno Regni Georgii II … An Act to continue an Act passed in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina in America.
London: John Baskett, 1735. [1], 269-271 pages. Folio (295x185 mm). Disbound. [With

Lot #: 56

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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BROADSIDE - QUACK MEDICINE. - At Jarratt's Hotel. For Five Days Only...

At Jarratt's Hotel. For Five Days Only. Commencing Friday, April 1st, 1870. Dr. G. Lovatt, Indian Physician.
Petersburg, VA]: Jno. B. Ege’s Printing House, 1870. Letterpress broadside with an oval woodcut portrait of Lovatt (480x162 mm). Condition : creases, a few minor edge tears. The broadside

Lot #: 57

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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BROOKLYN - McCLOSKEY, Theodore (compiler). - Manual of the Common Council...

Manual of the Common Council of the City of Brooklyn for 1864.
New York: A. Brown & Co., 1864. 8vo (229x140 mm). Numerous plates, including color and folding. Publisher’s green bead-grain cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Condition: Some leaves chipped and browned along edges; one corner bumped

Lot #: 59

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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BYRD, Richard E. - Two typed letters signed "Byrd" or "R. E. Byrd" to James...

Two typed letters signed "Byrd" or "R. E. Byrd" to James B. Pond, concerning dates and expenses relating to his 1926 speaking tour following his first flight over the North Pole.
Chicago: 23 November 1926; Boston: 5 December 1926. Each 1 page, the first on The Lott Hotels stationery (265x180 mm

Lot #: 68

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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BYRD, Richard E. - Skyward.

Skyward.
New York: G. P. Putnum’s Sons, 1928. 8vo. Numerous illustrations and folding map. Publisher’s cloth backed boards, spine lettered in gilt, pages uncut, in numbered box. number 116 of 500 copies of the first edition signed by byrd and with a small piece of fabric from the plane wing

Lot #: 69

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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CANADA. - Maps, Reports, Estimates, &c. Relative to Improvements of the...

Maps, Reports, Estimates, &c. Relative to Improvements of the Navigation of the River St. Lawrence, and a Proposed Canal Connecting the River St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain.
Toronto: John Lovell, 1856. Folio (520x330 mm). Folding table, 4 large hand-colored lithographed maps. Publisher’s half

Lot #: 71

Estimate: £500 - £750

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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CHITTENDEN, Hiram M. - The American Fur Trade of the Far West.

The American Fur Trade of the Far West.
New York: The Press of the Pioneers, Inc, 1935. 2 vols. 8vo (225x150 mm). Portrait frontispiece, folding map in the rear pocket. Publisher’s cloth. Condition : minor wear

Lot #: 80

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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CLEWS, Henry. - Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street.

Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street.
New York: Irving Publishing Co., 1888. 8vo (227x150 mm). Plates. Publisher's green cloth gilt. Condition : foxing and toning; binding worn, front hinge cracked, some signatures partially sprung. [With:] Henry CLEWS. Fifty Years in Wall Street . New York: Irving

Lot #: 82

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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COLORADO - HARLAN, A. J. (photographer). - Two boudoir card sized...

Two boudoir card sized photographs of Victor, Colorado during the Gold Rush era.
Colorado Springs: c. 1900. Silver gelatin prints on the original mounts, with the photographer’s stamp on verso. Each approximately 125x200 mm. Captioned in the negative. Condition : minor soiling and wear. Includes a

Lot #: 86

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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COLORADO - STURTEVANT, J. B. (photographer). - Three boudoir card sized...

Three boudoir card sized photographs of Boulder, Colorado.
Boulder: c. 1895. Silver gelatin prints on the original mounts. Each approximately 120x200 mm. Each captioned and signed in the negative. Condition : some soiling. Includes two birds-eye views and a street scene (Pearl Street

Lot #: 88

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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COLORADO - YELTON, Edgar A. (photographer). - Boudoir card sized photograph...

Boudoir card sized photograph of the first Cripple Creek Fire.
Cripple Creek: c. 1896. Silver gelatin print on the photographer’s mount. Approximately 132x210 mm. Captioned in the negative. The image shows Bennett Avenue, looking east toward the fire. The fire was said to have been started in one of

Lot #: 89

Estimate: £500 - £750

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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CREVECOEUR, Michele-Guillaume St. Jean de.] - Lettres d'un Cultivateur...

Lettres d'un Cultivateur Americain.
Paris: Cuchet, 1784. 2 vols. 8vo (195x122 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine stamped in gilt. Provenance : Arthur T. Hamlin (booklabel). first french edition . Howes C883; Sabin 17494

Lot #: 92

Estimate: £500 - £750

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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DEMING, Edwin Willard (illustrator); and Therese O. Deming. - American...

American Animal Life.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1916. Oblong 4to (203x279 mm). 24 color plates and numerous black and white illustrations. Publisher’s green cloth, upper cover pictorially stamped and lettered in color with animal motifs; publisher’s dust jacket. Condition: Very light

Lot #: 96

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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ERSKINE, John Elphinstone. - Journal of a Cruise among the Islands of the...

Journal of a Cruise among the Islands of the Western Pacific, Including the Feejees and Others Inhabited by the Polynesian Negro Races, in Her Majesty's Ship Havannah.
London: John Murray, 1853. 8vo (216x133 mm). 4 tinted lithographs and 3 wood-engraved plates, 1 folding engraved map, numerous

Lot #: 101

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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EVANS, Nathaniel. - Poems on Several Occasions.

Poems on Several Occasions.
Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1772. 8vo (190x120 mm). Disbound. Condition : foxing and staining. Provenance : Samuel Snowden (signature on title). With the list of subscribers and with the Ode and Discourse in the rear. Evans 12386; Wegelin 133

Lot #: 102

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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FENELON, Francois de.] - The Adventures of Telemachus.

The Adventures of Telemachus.
Philadelphia: G. Decombaz, 1797. 2 vols. 12mo (162x95 mm). Modern buckram. Condition : browned, early owner’s signatures. Evans 32125. [With:] American Museum . Volume 1. Philadelphia: Carey, 1787. Lacking number 5. [And:] Papers relative to French Affairs Communicated

Lot #: 103

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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HAMILTON, Alexander. - The Works of Alexander Hamilton.

The Works of Alexander Hamilton.
New York: G. P. Putnum’s Sons, [1904]. Edited by Henry Cabot Lodge. 12 vols. 8vo. Portrait frontispiece, title pages in red and black. Contemporary half brown levant morocco over marbled boards, spines paneled and lettered in gilt, five raised bands, t.e.g

Lot #: 129

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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HARLAN, Richard. - Fauna Americana: being a description of the Mammiferous...

Fauna Americana: being a description of the Mammiferous Animals inhabiting North America.
Philadelphia: pubished by Anthony Finlay, 1825. 8vo (231x146 mm). 1p. list of subscribers. Uncut. Original boards. Condition : spotted, tears to inner margins of first signature; worn, covers detached

Lot #: 130

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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HAWAII - DAMON, Samuel C. (editor). - Temperance Advocate, and Seamen's...

Temperance Advocate, and Seamen's Friend. Vol. I, No. X.
Honolulu: Damon, 28 October 1843. 55-62 pages. Quarto (275x230 mm). Unbound, as issued. Condition: Uneven toning, minor holes at intersecting folds, a few additional creases, light dampstaining, minor edge tears. early issue of the hawaiian

Lot #: 133

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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HAWAII - RICHARDS, Mary Atherton. - The Chiefs' Children's School, A Record...

The Chiefs' Children's School, A Record Compiled from the Diary's and Letters of Amos Starr Cooke and Juliette Montague Cooke.
Honolulu: Printed by Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd., 1937. 8vo (235x159 mm). 48 plates. Errata slip inserted to p. 352. Linen boards with colored pictorial-stamp, dust-jacket

Lot #: 134

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 5 Mar 2008