Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

Christie's
12 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 12.06.2008

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GENET, Edmond Charles (1763-1834) Memorial on the Upward For...

GENET, Edmond Charles (1763-1834). Memorial on the Upward Forces of Fluids, and their applicability to several arts, sciences and public improvements: for which a patent has been granted by the government of the United States. Albany: Printed by Packard and Van Penthuysen 1825.
GENET, Edmond Charles

Lot #: 3

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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GODDARD, Robert H (1882-1945) Liquid-Propellant Rocket Devel...

GODDARD, Robert H. (1882-1945). Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1936.
GODDARD, Robert H. (1882-1945). Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1936. 8 o. 11 plates on 6 sheets. Original printed wrappers, uncut

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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LINDBERGH, Charles A (1902-1974), Aviator Two autograph lett...

LINDBERGH, Charles A. (1902-1974), Aviator . Two autograph letters signed (both "Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.") to Joseph Hartson, Sacramento, California, 18 September 1927 and St. Thomas, V.I., 1 February 1928. Together 8 pages, 8vo, on Hotel Senator and Government House stationery, with original

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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LINDBERGH, Charles A Typed letter signed ("Charles"), to Fre...

LINDBERGH, Charles A. Typed letter signed ("Charles"), to Frederick C. Durant III, Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii, 30 January 1970. 5 pages, 4to, a few autograph emendations .
LINDBERGH, Charles A. Typed letter signed ("Charles"), to Frederick C. Durant III, Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii, 30 January 1970. 5 pages

Lot #: 6

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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WRIGHT, Wilbur "Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flig...

WRIGHT, Wilbur. "Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight," in Journal of the Western Society of Engineers , vol. 8, 1903. Chicago: published by the Society, 1903.
WRIGHT, Wilbur. "Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight," in Journal of the Western Society of Engineers , vol. 8, 1903

Lot #: 10

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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WRIGHT, Wilbur (1867-1912) Experiments and Observations in S...

WRIGHT, Wilbur (1867-1912). Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight. Offprint from: Journal of the Western Society of Engineers Vol. 8 [misprinted "III" on front wrapper], no. 4 (August, 1903). [Chicago, 1903].
WRIGHT, Wilbur (1867-1912). Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight

Lot #: 11

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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WRIGHT, brothers] Les expériences d'aviation des frères Wri...

WRIGHT, brothers]. Les expériences d'aviation des frères Wright. Rapport présenté a l'aéro-club d'Amérique. Transtated by L. Ferrus. Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1907.
WRIGHT, brothers]. Les expériences d'aviation des frères Wright. Rapport présenté a l'aéro-club d'Amérique. Transtated by L. Ferrus

Lot #: 12

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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ADAMS, John (1735-1826), President Autograph letter signed (...

ADAMS, John (1735-1826), President . Autograph letter signed ("John Adams"), AS PRESIDENT, to Col. Joseph Ward (1737-1812), Washington, D.C. 4 February 1801. 2 pages, 4to, slight chipping at lower right edge, grazing several words, very light toning at extreme margins . Matted and framed.
ADAMS

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$35,000 - US$50,000

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848), President Autograph letter s...

ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848), President . Autograph letter signed ("John Quincy Adams"), as U.S. Minister to Britain, to G.W. Erving, U.S. Minister to Spain; Ealing [England], 2 November 1816.
ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848), President . Autograph letter signed ("John Quincy Adams"), as U.S

Lot #: 17

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848) Autograph manuscript signed (...

ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848). Autograph manuscript signed ("John Quincy Adams"), as Congressman, Washington, 1 May 1836. 1 page, 4to (7 5/8 x 5½ in.), evidently a leaf from an album, very minor toning and slight foxing along edges .
ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848). Autograph manuscript signed

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,500

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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ADAMS, Samuel] Mr Samuel Adams Newport, RI, printed by and ...

ADAMS, Samuel]. 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 (370 x 265mm), with ample margins, in very fine condition .
ADAMS, Samuel

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$12,000

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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BROWN, John (1800-1859), Radical abolitionist Autograph lett...

BROWN, John (1800-1859), Radical abolitionist. Autograph letter signed ("John Brown") TO GERRIT SMITH (1797-1874), Peterboro [New Hampshire], 15 May 1857. 1 page, folio (12¾ x 7¼ in.), with pencil calculations in blank lower edge .
BROWN, John (1800-1859), Radical abolitionist. Autograph letter

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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EMMETT, Daniel Decatur (1815-1904), composer] I Wish I was ...

EMMETT, Daniel Decatur (1815-1904), composer]. I Wish I was in Dixie. Song by W[alter] H. Peters Esq., Music by J.C. Viereck . New Orleans [Louisiana]: Published by P. P. Werlein, n.d. [copyright 1860].
EMMETT, Daniel Decatur (1815-1904), composer]. I Wish I was in Dixie. Song by W[alter] H. Peters

Lot #: 23

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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HOWE, Julia Ward (1819-1910), author Autograph manuscript si...

HOWE, Julia Ward (1819-1910), author. Autograph manuscript signed ("Julia Ward Howe"), a fair copy of stanzas one and five of her "Battle Hymn of the Republic," n.p., December 1906. 1 page, oblong (5 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.), extreme edges slightly yellowed . [With:] HOWE. Autograph letter signed to Roswell

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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RIPLEY, Roswell S (1823-1887), General, Confederate States o...

RIPLEY, Roswell S. (1823-1887), General, Confederate States of America. For Private Circulation. Official Reports of the Confederate Defence of Charleston South Carolina...Addressed to the Head-Quarters of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, Commanded by General Beauregard

Lot #: 29

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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CIVIL WAR] Manuscript map of the greater Vicksburg theatre,...

CIVIL WAR]. Manuscript map of the greater Vicksburg theatre, evidently prepared for use of the U.S. 47th Illinois Cavalry in the Union offensive against this Confederate stronghold. N.p., n.d. [late 1862-early 1863]. 1 page, folio (16 x 12 in.), carefully drawn in black and red ink, on silked cloth

Lot #: 30

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE] In Congress, July 4, 1776 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... [Washington, D.C., engraved by W.I. Stone, 1823, printed by Peter Force, 1848].
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE]. In Congress, July 4, 1776

Lot #: 31

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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CARROLL, Charles, of Carrollton (1737-1832), Signer (Marylan...

CARROLL, Charles, of Carrollton (1737-1832), Signer (Maryland). Autograph letter signed ("Ch. Carroll of Carrollton"), to Daniel Carroll of Duddington; Doughoregan [Howard County, Maryland], 3 August 1795. 1 full page, 4to, closely written, integral address leaf in the writer's hand, postmarks

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,500

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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CARROLL, Charles, of Carrollton Autograph letter signed ("Ch...

CARROLL, Charles, of Carrollton. Autograph letter signed ("Ch.Carroll of Carrollton," with flourish), to William Gibbons, Baltimore, 23-24 April 1822. 3 full pages, 4to, addressed on p.4. In very good condition.
CARROLL, Charles, of Carrollton. Autograph letter signed ("Ch.Carroll of Carrollton

Lot #: 33

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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CARROLL, Charles, of Carrolton Autograph letter signed ("ChC...

CARROLL, Charles, of Carrolton. Autograph letter signed ("Ch.Carroll of Carrollton," with paraph) to James F. Brice in Annapolis; Baltimore, 18 November 1825. 1½ pages, 4to, address panel on page 3 . In very fine condition.
CARROLL, Charles, of Carrolton. Autograph letter signed ("Ch.Carroll of

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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CLYMER, George (1739-1813), Signer (Pennsylvania) Autograph...

CLYMER, George (1739-1813), Signer (Pennsylvania). Autograph letter signed to Tench Coxe (1755-1824). [Philadelphia?], 30 May 1794. 2 pages, 4to, integral address leaf in a clerk's hand, recipient's docket, and small seal tear . In excellent condition.
CLYMER, George (1739-1813), Signer

Lot #: 35

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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ELLERY, William (1727-1820), Signer (Rhode Island) The Chri...

ELLERY, William (1727-1820), Signer (Rhode Island). The Christian Disciple, Published Monthly. Vol. II. For 1814. Boston, 1814.
ELLERY, William (1727-1820), Signer (Rhode Island). The Christian Disciple, Published Monthly. Vol. II. For 1814. Boston, 1814. 8 o (8½ x 5 1/8 in.). Index at front, 12

Lot #: 36

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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ELLERY, William Autograph letter signed to "Dear Philo," Wo...

ELLERY, William. Autograph letter signed to "Dear Philo," Worcester, 23 March 1815. 1 page, 4to, closely written in ink, integral address leaf in Ellery's hand, to "Miss Philadelphia Ellery" in Providence, R.I. Closing and signature excised but skillfully reaffixed without loss.
ELLERY, William

Lot #: 37

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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FLOYD, William (1734-1821), Signer (New York) MORE, Hannah ...

FLOYD, William (1734-1821), Signer (New York). MORE, Hannah (1745-1833). Coelebs in Search of a Wife: Comprehending Observations on Domestic Habits and Manners, Religion and Morals. New-York: I. Riley, 1810.
FLOYD, William (1734-1821), Signer (New York). MORE, Hannah (1745-1833). Coelebs in Search

Lot #: 38

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,500

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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FLOYD, William Autograph document signed ("Wm Floyd," with f...

FLOYD, William. Autograph document signed ("Wm Floyd," with full signature "William Floyd" twice in text), Western (Westernville, N.Y.), 13 May 1818. 1 full page, 4to, neatly inlaid to a larger sheet . Boldly penned. Small hole at left, otherwise in fine condition.
FLOYD, William. Autograph document

Lot #: 39

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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GERRY, Elbridge (1744-1814) Signer (Massachusetts) ROLLIN,...

GERRY, Elbridge (1744-1814). Signer (Massachusetts). ROLLIN, Charles (1661-1741). The Method of Teaching and Studying Belles Lettres, or, An Introduction to Languages, Poetry, Rhetoric, History, Moral Philosophy, Physics, Etc., With Reflections on Taste; and Instructions with regard to the Eloquence

Lot #: 40

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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HUNTINGTON, Samuel (1731-1896), Signer (Connecticut), Presid...

HUNTINGTON, Samuel (1731-1896), Signer (Connecticut), President of the Continental Congress. Autograph document signed ("Sam l Huntington"), n.p. Hartford [Conn.], 9 May 1777. 1 page, oblong (5½ x 8 1/8 in.), verso endorsed "Order to Colony Treasurer."
HUNTINGTON, Samuel (1731-1896), Signer

Lot #: 42

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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LIVINGSTON, Philip (1716-1778), Signer (New York) Autograph ...

LIVINGSTON, Philip (1716-1778), Signer (New York). Autograph endorsement and signature ("Errors Except per Phil. Livingston"), certifying an account with the New York frontiersman Jellis Fonda (1700-1780), n.p. [Albany, N.Y.?], docketed on verso 17 March 1771. 1 page, an oblong (15 x 5¾ in), verso

Lot #: 43

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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MIDDLETON, Arthur (1742-1787), Signer (South Carolina) Autog...

MIDDLETON, Arthur (1742-1787), Signer (South Carolina). Autograph letter (unsigned), TO [WILLIAM HENRY DRAYTON, 1742-79], Phildelphia, 10 July 1776. 1¼ pages, 4to, integral blank with recipient's docket . In flawless original condition.
MIDDLETON, Arthur (1742-1787), Signer (South Carolina

Lot #: 44

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

Date: 12 Jun 2008

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MORRIS, Robert Autograph letter signed ("RobtMorris") with i...

MORRIS, Robert. Autograph letter signed ("Robt.Morris") with initialed postscript, to Messrs. Carey & Tilghman in Baltimore; Philadelphia, 23 July 1786. 3 pages, 4to, address panel on page 4, with recipient's docket and postmark . In very fine condition.
MORRIS, Robert. Autograph letter signed

Lot #: 46

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,500

Date: 12 Jun 2008