Fine Books & Manuscripts Auction

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Date of the auction: 18.11.2007

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Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)

Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801), Autograph document signed, New Haven, 28 June, 1769, one page, to Mr. Cables, concerning a breakdown of a shipment of rum and who would own and/or receive particular quantities of hogsheads, framed with portrait, 12 1/4 by 8 in. (silked, repairs to folds, some burn

Lot #: 1

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

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878)Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878)

Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878), Autograph sentiment signed, dated November 22nd, 1876, "These struggling tides of of Life, that seem, In wayward aimless course to tend, Are eddies of the Mighty stream, That rolls to its appointed end", matted with two prints, 3 by 7 in. (mat burn, minor

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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(Civil War, Union)(Civil War, Union)

(Civil War, Union), English sterling silver presentation hunter case pocket watch with cabinet card, the watch hallmarked London, 1859, with engine turned covers, inscription engraved to interior cover "Presented by the Members of Co. B 1st N.O. Vols. to 1st Lieut. D. N. Dunlop, as a mark of

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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(Civil War, Union), Fellows, Daniel H., Co. "C" first Massachusetts Heavy...

(Civil War, Union), Fellows, Daniel H., Co. "C" first Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Four autograph letters signed, 1862-April 20th, 1865, describing various activities and the actions of the rebels, primarily in the Virginia Campaign, 4to and folio, (good condition

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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(Civil War, Union)(Civil War, Union)

(Civil War, Union), Three diaries, compiled by Abiel A. Livermore, Company "B", 8th New Hampshire Volunteers, 1861-1863, each cloth and pocket sized, mostly concerning camp life and eventually transfer to Louisiana where some engagements occur, (worn

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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(Civil War, Union, Battle of Bull Run)(Civil War, Union, Battle of Bull Run)

(Civil War, Union, Battle of Bull Run), Manuscript document signed, one page, header reading "List of the Killed, Wounded and Missing in the 11th Regt. Mass. Vol. at the Battle of Bulls [sic] Run Virginia July 21st 1861," over list of names with notations as to rank, status, and town of residence

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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(Civil War, Union Navy), Archive of Commander Samuel Gregory(Civil War...

(Civil War, Union Navy), Archive of Commander Samuel Gregory, 1861-1864, Commander of the U.S. Steamer Western World, later the U.S. Brig Perry, later the U.S.S. Potomska, comprising approximately 150 war era documents, signed by Gideon Welles, S.F. Dupont, Samuel P. Lee, John Adolphus Dahlgren

Lot #: 7

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

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889)Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889)

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889), Manuscript letter signed, dated Richmond, Sept. 29th, 1862, one page, as President of the Confederacy, to Colonel J.R. Davis, requesting that Davis go to Petersburg to inspect the state of the army and militia there and then to travel to the training facility near

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,200

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Rare and Historically Important Contemporary Broadside Printing of the...

Rare and Historically Important Contemporary Broadside Printing of the Declaration of Independence, Boston: John Gill, and Powars and Willis, in Queen-Street, sheet size 19 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. Sotheby's Checklist 8b. Walsh 10: "Evans 15161. Ford, Mass. Broadsides, 1954. Two columns. Reproduced in

Lot #: 11

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

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Edison, Thomas (1847-1931)Edison, Thomas (1847-1931)

Edison, Thomas (1847-1931), Signed letter, dated August 20th, 1915, one page, to B.A. Morton, Union Trust Company, concerning a matter with his son Charles Edison, (stamped, crayon marked and perforated for binding, edge chipped

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790), Signed document, dated July 13, 1787, one page, on vellum, land transfer and purchase by Samuel Everit and Michael Probst of a tract of land entitled "Munster", situated in Brunswick Township in the Berks County, countersigned by James B. Smith for John Armstrong

Lot #: 13

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

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790), Autograph sentiment signed, [no date], cut from a larger document, stating "Your most hum[ble] Ser[van]t B. Franklin, and with Esq. to the lower right corner, framed with portrait engraving, 3 by 4 in. (mat burn not visible, minor smudging). Formerly property of

Lot #: 14

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

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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(French and Indian War, Broadside)(French and Indian War, Broadside)

(French and Indian War, Broadside), Printed broadside, [1747], written by Jonathan Livermore, entitled New England Bravery: Being a full and true Account of the City of Louisbourg, by New England Forces under Command of the gallant General Pepperell, on the 17th of June, 1745, Boston: sold at the

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$200 - US$400

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Hancock, John (1737-1793)Hancock, John (1737-1793)

Hancock, John (1737-1793), Signed document, one page, July 1, 1781, as Governor of Massachusetts, appointing Asa Fairbanks Captain of the Company in the Forth Regiment of Militia in the County of Suffolk, countersigned by John Avery, folio, (fold separations and small losses at folds, silked

Lot #: 16

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

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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(Harvardiana)(Harvardiana)

(Harvardiana), 19th century, black and white photograph depicting the Harvard Baseball Club, 5 3/4 by 9 1/4 in., (some smudging and edge wear, wrinkling

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Hopkins, Stephen (1707-1785), Signer from Rhode IslandHopkins, Stephen...

Hopkins, Stephen (1707-1785), Signer from Rhode Island, Signed document, dated February 9th, 1760, one page, on vellum, a writ concerning the expulsion of John Nichols from the military, 14 1/4 by 20 in. (heavily wrinkled, seal corner with losses and stitched repairs, right edge with losses

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845), BroadsideJackson, Andrew (1767-1845), Broadside

Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845), Broadside, President Jackson's Proclamation addressed to the People of South Carolina, Philadelphia: Printed by C.A. Elliott and sold by Thomas Morrison, [1832], proclamation declaring the power to annul a law of the United States [regarding import duties on foreign

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), Important autograph letter signed, dated Philadelphia, January 3, 1794, one page, as Secretary of State, to Thomas Pinckney, Ambassador to Great Britain, informing him of his resignation as Secretary of State, 9 3/8 by 7 5/8 in. Text in full: "Dear Sir/I have the honor

Lot #: 20

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

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), Autograph letter signed, dated Monticello September 13, 1808, one page, as President, to Samuel Harrison Smith, editor, concerning his defense of the embargo of European goods, 9 by 6 1/2 in., (old mat burn and toning, water damage to left side) Text in full: Sir, I

Lot #: 21

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

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), Signed document, one page, January 23, 1809, as President, on vellum, commission for Henry Caldwell as Captain in the Navy, countersigned by Robert Smith as Secretary of Navy, seal intact, folio, (folds

Lot #: 22

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

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908-1973)Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908-1973)

Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908-1973), Color photograph signed to mount with sentiment, [1968], unframed, photo laid down, photo size 9 1/4 x 7 1/4, unframed; sold together with a framed black and white photograph of Hubert Humphrey, official portrait by Kurt Jafay, framed, sight size 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-63)Kennedy, John F. (1917-63)

Kennedy, John F. (1917-63), Three signed Senate passes, dated July 1955, for the reserved gallery for the 84th Congress, on pink U.S. Senate card, (good

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963), The Strategy of Peace, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960, signed on flyleaf, and inscribed in another hand July 24, 1960, Hyannisport, cloth, with dustjacket, 8vo, (paste down and flyleaves soiled, with owner's name on half title, and embossed private library stamp on

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963), Inscribed pastel portrait of John F. Kennedy, signed by the artist Harry Craden and dated 1960, and inscribed in pen by Kennedy "with best regards," undated, framed, sight size 15 5/8 x 12 3/4 in., (not examined out of frame

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963), Signed letter, dated June 18th, 1960, one page, as Senator, to Miss Margaret Flanagan, acknowledging a letter concerning mutual security funds, with envelope

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963), Signed copy, Profiles in Courage, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956, inscribed and signed on flyleaf "John Kennedy," cloth, 8vo, (dust jacket with tears and chips

Lot #: 27A

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

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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(Kennedy White House, Interior Design), Kennedy, Jacqueline and Parrish...

(Kennedy White House, Interior Design), Kennedy, Jacqueline and Parrish, Sister, Archive of correspondence concerning the White House interior design and later projects, including a page taken from Connoisseur Magazine and heavily annotated by Mrs. Kennedy concerning a particular side cabinet and

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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MacArthur, General Douglas (1880-1964)MacArthur, General Douglas (1880-1964)

MacArthur, General Douglas (1880-1964), Collection of documents, comprising three pencil written transcripts for coded messages; first, a six page pencil transcript for a coded message, entitled "No. 5 SECRET PRIORITY" to General George C. Marshall War Dept., detailing his departure from Corregidor

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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(Massachusetts History and Navy)(Massachusetts History and Navy)

(Massachusetts History and Navy), Four documents in common frame, comprising a fine levied by the Governor, June 15, 1774, signed by Thomas Gage; a wage allotment from husband to wife from a sailor aboard the U.S.S. Constitution, dated February 1, 1801; a receipt for bread delivered to the U.S.S

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Nov 2007

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(Revolutionary War, Broadside)(Revolutionary War, Broadside)

(Revolutionary War, Broadside), Boudinot, Elias, A Proclamation, Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by Sea as by Land, agreed upon between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty, Exeter: [1783], partially printed, signed by Weare, Meshech (1713-1786), as President of the

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Nov 2007