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Date of the auction: 05.12.2013

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ADAMS, JOHN. ALS, 15 AUGUST 1778, TO HENRY LAURENS

Adams, John Autograph letter signed ("John Adams"), 1 page (9 x 7 1/4 in.; 228 x 184 mm, sight), Passi, 14 August 1778, to Henry Laurens, President of the Continental Congress; two dampstains in right margin affecting two words "of the," formerly folded. Matted, glazed and framed, with a portrait

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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BEAUREGARD, P.G.T., ALS, TO BRAXTON BRAGG, 7 OCTOBER 1863

Beauregard, P.G.T. Autograph letter signed ("G.T. Beauregard"). 4 page (10 x 7 3/4 in.; 256 x 198 mm), in brown ink on blue paper, Charleston, October 7th 1863, to general Braxton Bragg in Chattanooga; formerly folded, remnants of mounting on the last page

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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BIRCH, WILLIAM. THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, 1800 (UNCOLORED)

Birch, William The City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania, North America; as it appeared in the year 1800 consisting of Twenty Eight Plates drawn and engraved by W. Birch & Son. Springland Cot, near Neshaminy Bridge on the Bristol Road, 1800 [but likely later]. Oblong folio in sheets of

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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BIRCH, WILLIAM. THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, 1804

Birch, William The City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania North America; as it appeared in the Year 1800. Second Edition 1804 consisting of Twenty Copper-Plates. "Springland Cot, near Neshaminy Bridge on the Bristol Road, Pennsylvania": [1804] Oblong folio (355 x 468 mm). Engraved title

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$75,000 - US$100,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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BIRCH, WILLIAM. THE COUNTRY SEATS OF THE US, 1808

Birch, William The Country Seats of the United States of North America, with some Scenes connected with them. Springland, near Bristol, Pennsylvania: William Birch, 1809 Oblong small folio (8 3 /4 x 11 in.; 225 x 280 mm). Delicately hand-colored line and stipple-engraved title showing the United

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$70,000 - US$90,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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BOGARDUS, JACOB. ALS, 21 MARCH 1776, TO COL. ROBERT LIVINGSTON

Bogardus, Jacob Autograph letter signed ("Ja Bogardus"), 2 1/2 pages plus integral address leaf (12 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.; 318 x 194 mm), Sharon [CT], 21 March 1776, to Robert Livingston [Jr] at Livingston Manor [NY]; formerly folded, lower margin frayed affecting 2 lines on the first and second pages

Lot #: 6

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

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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GREAT BRITAIN. LAWS & STATUTES. COLLECTION OF 90, LONDON: 1764-1786

Great Britain. Laws & Statutes Fine collection of 90 issues of laws relating to the American Revolution and aftermath, including the Stamp Act and its Repeal, the Townshend Acts, the Tea Acts, and the Intolerable Acts. London: Mark Baskett or Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1764-1786 90 numbers

Lot #: 7

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

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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CADWALADER, LAMBERT. ALS, [PHILADELPHIA, 20 DECEMBER 1776] TO JASPER YEATES

Cadwalader, Lambert Autograph letter signed ("Lam[ber]t Cadwalader"), 1 page (13 1/4 x 8 3/8 in.; 336 x 212 mm), Philadelphia, 20 December 1776 [according to docketing on verso], to Jasper Yeates in Lancaster PA; formerly folded, edge tears in right margin, two mended with tape affecting two words

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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CANADA. SIEGE OF LOUISBOURG. MANUSCRIPT MAP DRAWN BY "LE S[IEU]R DE...

Canada. Siege of Louisbourg Carte topographique du Port et de la Ville de Louisbourg assiégé par les Anglais pendant les mois de Juin et Juillet 1758. Levé et dessiné Par le S[ieu]r Lartigue de L'Isle Royale Manuscript map, 42 1/4 x 13 1/2 in.; 1180 x 420 mm, on two folded sheets joined together on

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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CANADA. SIEGE AND CAPITULATION OF LOUISBOURG. MANUSCRIPT DAIRY. 1758-1759.

Canada. Siege of Louisbourg. Dairy Journal, 1758. [With:] Suite du journal aprés la reddition de Louisbourg le 27e juillet 1758 à commencer du 30 du dit mois Manuscript diary, in French, in two parts: "Journal 1748," 94 pp in 3 quires (13 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. and 14 3/4 and 9 3/4 in.; 347 x 210 mm

Lot #: 10

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

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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CIVIL WAR - LOUIS WEST FROELICK. 25 LETTERS, PLUS 2 OTHERS AND A PHOTO...

Civil War Correspondence — Louis West Froelick 25 autograph letters signed (“Louis West Froelick” or “Louis”), 92 1/2 pages (4to and 8vo), aboard the steamers Bugler, Baltimore and Philadelphia moored in and around Washington DC or Fort Monroe VA, 24 April – 30 July 1861, and at Camp Martin near

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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CIVIL WAR]. ORDER OF SURRENDER. [ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,] APRIL 10TH, 1865

Civil War] Agreements entered into this day in regard to the surrender of the Army of Northern Va., to the United States authority: … Appomattox C[ourt]. H[ouse]., Va., [Army of Northern Virginia,] April 10th, 1865 Printed handbill (9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.; 242 x 189 mm) on blue-ruled paper; browned

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$70,000 - US$100,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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CONNECTICUT REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAYMENT ORDERS AND RECEIPTS. 35 DOCUMENTS...

Connecticut Revolutionary War Payment Orders and Receipts 35 documents (of which 6 are printed), signed by fiscal officials and members of the Committee of the Pay Table, including Oliver Wolcott Jr, Hartford, 1775 – 1789

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. MARYLAND: PRINTED BY MARY KATHARINE GODDARD...

The Declaration of Independence In Congress, July 4, 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America. When, in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissove the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$250,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. WASHINGTON: ENGRAVED BY W. J. STONE...

Declaration of Independence] In Congress, July 4, 1776, The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. Washington: Engraved by W. J. Stone, [reprinted by Peter Force, 1848] Folio broadside on rice paper (30 5/8 x 25 5/8 in.; 778 x 650 mm, sight); faint dampstain in upper and

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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DE-FER, NICOLAS. MAPPE-MONDE, OU CARTE UNIVERSAL, PARIS, 1705-1708

De Fer, Nicolas Mappe-Monde ou Carte generale de la Terre, divisee en deux hemispheres... Paris: chez l'auteur, 1705 [1708] Four-sheet double-hemisphere wall map by Hendrick van Loop, hand-coloured, (42 x 30 in.; 1067 x 770 mm (map); 61 x 40 in.; 1549 x 1016 mm (sight)); surrounding decoration

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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DENISSE, ETIENNE. FLORE D'AMERIQUE. PARIS: THE AUTHOR, C. 1843-1846

Denisse, Etienne Flore d'Amérique dessinée d'après nature sur les lieux. Riche collection de plantes les plus remarquables, fleurs & fruits de grosseur & de grandeur naturelle. Paris: by the author, c. 1843-1846 Broadsheets (18 7/8 x 12 1/4 in.; 480 x 310 mm), 183 hand-colored lithographed plates

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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FISH, NICHOLAS. ALS, NEWBURGH NY, 10 JANUARY 1783 TO HENRY GLEN

Fish, Nicholas Autograph letter signed ("Nichs Fish"), 2 1/2 pages plus address page (8 7/8 x 6 7/8 in.; 225 x 175 mm). "cantonment near [New]burgh [NY]," 10 January 1783, to Henry Glen in Schenectady, docketed; four small stains, seal tear without loss

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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(FRANCO-AMERICANA). "RECEUIL DE DIVERSES OBSERVATIONS SUR LES COTES DE...

(Franco-Americana) Receüil de diverses observations sur les côtes de L'amérique meridale et autres endroits. [Second half of 18th century] Manuscript, in French, 12 leaves folio (12 1/2 x 8 2/8 in.; 316 x 206 mm), 21 pages written recto and verso, one terminal blank leaf; written out neatly

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. DS, PHILADELPHIA, 30 MAY 1787

Franklin, Benjamin, as Governor of Pennsylvania Document on vellum signed ("B. Franklin"), 1 page (13 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.; 343 x 394 mm), [Philadelphia], 30 May 1787, being a grant of land called "Wolfsburgh" to Conrad Wolf, countersigned by James Trimble for John Armstrong Jr, Secretary, papered seal

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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GORDON, WILLIAM. ALS, JAMAICA PLAIN, 10 DECEMBER 1778, TO JOHN COLLINS

Gordon, William (Reverend) Autograph letter signed ("William Gordon"), 1 1/2 pages (14 3/8 x 9 1/2 in.; 365 x 240 mm), Jamaica Plain [Boston, MA], 10 December 1778, to John Collins at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, docketed; fold creases, seal tear in lower margin, small tears in center

Lot #: 21

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

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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GREENE, NATHANAEL, AUTOGRAPH POSTSCRIPT, NEW YORK, 20 APRIL 1776

Greene, Nathanael Autograph postscript signed ("Nathanael Greene") to a letter from William Bond, signed ("Wm Bond"), the letter and the postscript each 1/2 page (9 3/4 x 8 in.; 247 x 204 mm), New York, 20 April 1776, to George Washington; formerly folded, two small stains on verso, a few tiny holes

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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HANCOCK, JOHN. DS, 5 JULY 1776, APPOINTING WILLIAM PECK AS A MAJOR IN THE...

Hancock, John, as President of the Continental Congress Printed document accomplished in manuscript, signed ("John Hancock"), 1 page (8 1/4 x 11 1/8 in.; 210 x 283 mm), Philadelphia, 5 July 1776, being the appointment of William Peck as Major in the Army of the United States, counter-signed by

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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HANCOCK, JOHN. A GROUP OF 3 ITEMS

Hancock, John A franking signature ("John Hancock") on a half-sheet (3 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.; 90 x 172 mm, sight), to the Assembly of the State of Virginia, docketed "Referr'd to a Comm of the whole upon the State of the Country, December 6, 1776;" fold-tear. Matted, glazed, and framed with a handcolored

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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HARTLEY, THOMAS. ALS, NEW YORK, 14 MARCH 1789 TO JASPER YEATES

Hartley, Thomas Autograph letter signed ("Tho Hartley"), 3 pages (9 x 7 1/2 in.; 228 x 190 mm), New York, 14 March 1789, to Jasper Yeates; formerly folded, remnants of mounting on final blank page

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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HENRY, PATRICK. ALS, [WILLIAMSBURG], 25 MAY 1779 TO BENJAMIN HARRISON

Henry, Patrick, as Governor of Virginia Autograph letter signed ("P. Henry"), 1 1/2 pages plus integral address leaf (7 3/4 x 6 in.; 196 x 152 mm), [Williamsburg, VA?], 25 May 1779, to Benjamin Harrison, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates; formerly folded, two small seal stains on address

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. ALS, WASHINGTON, 20 JUNE 1805 TO DR. WILLIAM EUSTIS

Jefferson, Thomas, as third President Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson"), 1 1/2 pages (9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.; 250 x 200 mm) on a bifolium of wove paper (watermarked J Larking), Washington, 20 June 1805, to Dr. William Eustis of Massachusetts, docketed by recipient "T. Jefferson 1805" on verso of

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. ALS, WASHINGTON DC, 22 JUNE 1808 TO WALTER FRANKLIN

Jefferson, Thomas, as Third President Autograph letter signed in the text ("Th: Jefferson"), 1 page plus integral address leaf (9 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.; 240 x 200 mm), Washington, DC, 22 June 1808, to Walter Franklin in Philadelphia, with docketing; browned with mat burn from early framing, two-inch

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. ALS, MONTICELLO, 9 MARCH 1818 TO DAVID GELSTON

Jefferson, Thomas Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson"), 1 page (6 1/8 x 8 in.; 155 x 204 mm), Monticello, 9 March 1818, to David Gelston; formerly folded, small fold tear affecting one word, a few small marginal stains, mounted on paper attached to foam core. With an engraved portrait

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. ALS , MONTICELLO, 19 NOV 1819 TO THOMAS COOPER

Jefferson, Thomas Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson"), 1 page (9 3/4 x 8 1/8 in.; 247 x 206 mm), Monticello, 19 November 1819, to Dr Thomas Cooper in Philadelphia; browned, formerly folded, fold-tears backed with Japanese tissue, small chip in fore-margin touching one word. In a tan calf

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$12,000

Date: 5 Dec 2013