Bibliophile Sale: Americana and Literature

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Date of the auction: 05.03.2008

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ALLEINE, Joseph. - An Alarm to Unconverted Sinners.

An Alarm to Unconverted Sinners.
Boston: J. Draper for Daniel Henchman, 1739. 12mo (145x75 mm). Contemporary tooled calf. Condition : browning and staining, several leaves torn with losses, I3 sprung; binding worn. Provenance : Henry Ludlow (18th century signature on the front pastedown). Evans

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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ALMANACS. - Group of 3 almanacs.

Group of 3 almanacs.
Benjamin WEST. The New-England Almanack … [for] 1776. Providence: John Carter, 1775. Large area clipped from E2. [And:] Hugh GAINE (publisher). Hutchins Improved: Being an Almanack … [for] 1792. New York: Gaine, 1791. [And:] Thomas SPOFFORD. Spooner’s Long-Island Almanac

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 5 Mar 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 - ADAMS, Samuel. - Mr. Samuel Adams.

Mr. Samuel Adams.
Newport, RI:] printed by and for Charles Reak & Saml. Okey, April 1775. Mezzotint portrait by Saml. Okey after J. Mitchell (sheet size: 346x247 mm). Condition : cut to the edge of the image on three sides and within the plate-mark at the lower margin, with loss of imprint. very

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - (ARNOLD, Benedict). - The Pennsylvania Packet or the...

The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser.
Philadelphia: 21 October 1780. 4 pages, bifolium (410x250 mm). Condition : Minor losses along the fold. A single issue of the newspaper, containing a lengthy anonymous letter on the first page, signed Z., addressed to Henry Clinton largely

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - BURKE, Edmund. - A Letter from Edmund Burke, Esq: One...

A Letter from Edmund Burke, Esq: One of the Representatives of Parliament …To John Farr and John Harris, Esqrs …On the Affairs of America.
London: J. Dodsley, 1777. [Bound with:] Edmund BURKE. Two Letters from Mr. Burke to Gentlemen in the City of Bristol, on the Bills Depending in Parliament

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - BURKE, Edmund. - Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. on...

Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. on American Taxation, April 19, 1774.
London: J. Dodsley, 1775. 8vo (201x120 mm). Modern half calf. Condition: Light browning, spotting to title. the second edition of burke's famous argument for the repeal of the duty on tea. Sabin 9295L; Howes B980; Kress 7081

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - CARROLL of Carrollton, Charles. - Autograph letter...

Autograph letter signed "Ch Carroll of Carrollton" to an unidentified member of the Maryland Assembly, requesting that he expedite the passage of several bills.
Baltimore: 29 January 1825. 1 page on a single sheet (245x190 mm). Condition : silked on verso, a few stains. The bills in question

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - ETHIS DE CORNY, Dominique-Louis. - Manuscript letter...

Manuscript letter signed by the French officer to George Washington, concerning membership in the Society of the Cincinnati.
Paris: c. 1784]. 2 1/2 pages on a folded sheet (310x200 mm). Written in a clerk’s hand, but signed by De Corny at the end and with a lengthy footnote in his hand on the second

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - GATES, Horatio. - Horatio Gates Esqr. Major General...

Horatio Gates Esqr. Major General of the American Forces.
London: John Morris, 2 January 1778. Hand-colored mezzotint after C. Corbutt (355x270 mm, plate size), wide margins. Condition : restoration along the plate mark. French matted. Gates is depicted in military uniform, with his left hand

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

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 - HANCOCK, John. - John Hancock Esqr. President of the...

John Hancock Esqr. President of the American Congress. from an Original Picture Oainted at Boston.
London: c. 1775]. Mezzotint portrait (sheet size: 189x112 mm). Condition : portions of old mount adhering to verso. A fine small scale image

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - HANCOCK, John. - The Hon.ble John Hancock. of Boston...

The Hon.ble 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: 475x313 mm). Condition : old dampstaining in the left margin, overall toning, paper-fault

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - HEYWARD, Thomas Jr. - Manuscript document signed, a...

Manuscript document signed, a legal document in which George Brown is accused of being in debt to John Simmons and is ordered to appear before the court.
Charleston: 6 July 1787. 1 page on a single sheet (307x182 mm). Also signed by William Tate, the attorney for Simmons. Condition : silked on

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - HOPKINS, Esek. - Commodore Hopkins, Commander in...

Commodore Hopkins, Commander in Chief of the American Fleet.
London [but Augsburg?]: Thos. Hart, 22 August 1776. Mezzotint portrait by Joh. Martin Will of Augsburg (sheet size: 370x260mm). Condition : some light surface soiling. Chaloner Smith ENA III, 7

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - JONES, John Paul. - Capt. John Paul Jones, Commander...

Capt. John Paul Jones, Commander of a Squandron of Ships in the Service of France and America. Done from an Original, designed at Amsterdam.
London: R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 7 February 1780. Hand-colored mezzotint (sheet size: 360x255 mm). Condition : trimmed just outside or to the platemark

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - LEE, Charles. - Charles Lee, Esqr. Major General of...

Charles Lee, Esqr. Major General of the Continental-Army in America.
London [but Augsburg]: C. Sheperd [but J. M. Will], 31 October 1775. Mezzotint portrait (360x240 mm, plate size), stated to be after a portrait by Thomlinsen, engraved by Johann Martin Will, with wide margins. Condition: foxing and

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - LEE, Charles. - Charles Lee, Esqr. Major General of...

Charles Lee, Esqr. Major General of the Continental-Army in America.
London: C. Shepherd, 31 October 1775. Mezzotint portrait after C. Corbutt (image size: 324x251 mm). Condition : cut to edge of image on three sides, and edge of plate mark along lower edge, one small repaired tear, remains of old

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

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 - LEE, Henry "Lighthorse Harry". - Autograph letter...

Autograph letter signed with initials to Colonel George De Neale, apologizing that he cannot fulfill his request as he is travelling to the West Indies.
Baltimore: 31 January 1812. 1 page on a folded sheet with integral address leaf (250x195 mm). Condition : usual hold from opening, short edge tear

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

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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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - MORGAN, Daniel. - Manuscript promissory note signed...

Manuscript promissory note signed "D. Morgan" to Thomas Shephard for four pounds, four shillings and six pence.
Virginia?]: 9 October 1792. 1 page (105x190 mm). Condition : minor staining along the left side. scarce autograph of an important american revolution general. Morgan served throughout much

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - PUTNAM, Israel. - Israel Putnam Esqr. Major General...

Israel Putnam Esqr. Major General of the Connecticut Forces, and Commander in Chief at the Engagement on Bunker's-Hill near Boston, 17 June 1775.
London: C. Shepherd, 8 September 1775. Mezzotint portrait (sheet size: 460x305 mm). Condition : old dampstaining and creasing, overall toning, marginal

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION. - The Repeal. Or the Funeral Procession of Miss...

The Repeal. Or the Funeral Procession of Miss Americ-Stamp.
London: 1766 or later]. Hand-colored engraved satirical print (plate size: 250x355 mm), wide margins. Title and text in three columns below the image. Printed on laid paper. Condition : foxing principally in the margins. a dark impression

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - ROGERS, Robert. - Major Robert Rogers, Commander in...

Major Robert Rogers, Commander in Chief of the Indians in the Back Settlements of America.
London [but Augsburg?]: Thos. Hart, 1 October 1776. Mezzotint portrait by Joh. Martin Will of Augsburg (sheet size: 369x253mm). Condition : small old dampstain to lower margin, some surface soiling. Chaloner

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - SEVIER, John. - Autograph document signed, a warrant...

Autograph document signed, a warrant for the arrest of planter Emanuel Carter, written as the clerk of Washington County.
Washington County, NC [i.e. Tennessee]: 10 August 1784. 1 page on a single sheet (170x200 mm). Condition : browned along folds, some separations and chips at folds. A scarce

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - STEUBEN, Frederick William von. - Regulations for the...

Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States.
Boston: John W. Folsom, 1793. 8vo (153x100 mm). 8 engraved plates, all but one folding. Lacks the terminal leaf. Disbound. Condition : foxing and browning, F6 clipped with loss. Provenance : Thomas Martin (early signature

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - THOMPSON, Robert. - A small manuscript letterbook...

A small manuscript letterbook written by a Loyalist in the "Hartford Goal."
Hartford: May 1777. 32 pp on folded 8vo sheets (160x115 mm). Stitched self wrappers. Condition: minor foxing and staining. an extraordinary survival - the retained letters of a jailed loyalist pleading to george washington

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Mar 2008

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION - WASHINGTON, George. - George Washington, Esqr...

George Washington, Esqr. General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in America.
London: C. Shepherd, 9 September 1775. Mezzotint portrait “Done from an Original, Drawn from Life by Alexr. Campbell, of Williamsburgh in Virginia” (sheet size: 375x245mm). Condition : cut close to the edge

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 5 Mar 2008