Important Printed Books and Americana from The Albert H. Small Collection

Christie's
18 May 2012, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 18.05.2012

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ACKERMANN, Rudolph (1764-1834), publisher Microcosm of Londo...

ACKERMANN, Rudolph (1764-1834), publisher. Microcosm of London . London: T. Bensley for R. Ackermann, [1808-1810, watermarks 1806-1808].
ACKERMANN, Rudolph (1764-1834), publisher. Microcosm of London . London: T. Bensley for R. Ackermann, [1808-1810, watermarks 1806-1808]. 3 volumes, large 4 o (330

Lot #: 1

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) Ornithological Biography, or...

AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). Ornithological Biography, or an Account of the Habits of the Birds of the United States of America; Accompanied by Descriptions of the Objects Represented in the Work Entitled The Birds of America, and Interspersed with Delineations of American Scenery and Manners

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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AUDUBON, John James Autograph letter signed John J Audubon")...

AUDUBON, John James. Autograph letter signed John J. Audubon"), to "my dear children," Edinburgh, 6 December 1834. One page, 4to, closely written, neatly backed, otherwise in fine condition.
AUDUBON, John James. Autograph letter signed John J. Audubon"), to "my dear children," Edinburgh, 6 December

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 18 May 2012

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AUDUBON, John James and Rev John BACHMAN The Viviparous Quad...

AUDUBON, John James and Rev. John BACHMAN. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America . New York: J.J. Audubon (-V.G. Audubon), 1845-[54].
AUDUBON, John James and Rev. John BACHMAN. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America . New York: J.J. Audubon (-V.G. Audubon), 1845-[54]. Two atlas volumes

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 18 May 2012

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AUDUBON, John James and John BACHMAN The Quadrupeds of North...

AUDUBON, John James and John BACHMAN. The Quadrupeds of North America . New York: George R. Lockwood, [c. 1870].
AUDUBON, John James and John BACHMAN. The Quadrupeds of North America . New York: George R. Lockwood, [c. 1870]. 3 volumes, royal 8 o (260 x 175 mm). 155 tinted lithograph plates after

Lot #: 7

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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AUDUBON, John Woodhouse (1812-1862), attributed to Tawny Wea...

AUDUBON, John Woodhouse (1812-1862), attributed to. Tawny Weasel (Putorius Fuscus). Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches (55.9 x 71.1 cm). Corresponding to plate CXLVIII in the The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America . (New York: J.J. Audubon, 1845-1849). Provenance : early label on back: "See J.W

Lot #: 9

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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CATLIN, George (1796-1872) Letters and Notes on the Manners,...

CATLIN, George (1796-1872). Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London: Published by the Author, 1841.
CATLIN, George (1796-1872). Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London: Published by the

Lot #: 13

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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CATLIN, George O-Kee-Pa: A Religious Ceremony; and Other Cus...

CATLIN, George. O-Kee-Pa: A Religious Ceremony; and Other Customs of the Mandans . London: Trübner and Co., 1867.
CATLIN, George. O-Kee-Pa: A Religious Ceremony; and Other Customs of the Mandans . London: Trübner and Co., 1867. 4 o (257 x 168 mm). Half-title. 13 chromolithographed plates after

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$25,000

Date: 18 May 2012

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CATLIN, George] DONALDSON, Thomas C (1843-1898) "The Georg...

CATLIN, George]. DONALDSON, Thomas C. (1843-1898). "The George Catlin Indian Gallery in the U.S. National Museum (Smithsonian Institution)." In: Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution to July, 1885

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 18 May 2012

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CATLIN, George Indian Ball Players [G 3081] New York: Currie...

CATLIN, George. Indian Ball Players [G. 3081]. New York: Currier and Ives, ca. 1870.
CATLIN, George. Indian Ball Players [G. 3081]. New York: Currier and Ives, ca. 1870. Hand-colored lithograph after George Catlin. (Some minor marginal soiling, but generally very clean and fresh). Image 12½ x 18½

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 May 2012

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CHAUCER, Geoffrey (1340-1400) The Workes London: Adam Islip,...

CHAUCER, Geoffrey (1340-1400). The Workes . London: Adam Islip, 1602.
CHAUCER, Geoffrey (1340-1400). The Workes . London: Adam Islip, 1602. 2 o (319 x 211 mm.) Black letter in double column, engraved portrait frontispiece, title within a historiated and architectural border, with the final errata

Lot #: 18

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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COOK, Capt James (1728-1779) A set of the three voyages, Lon...

COOK, Capt. James (1728-1779). A set of the three voyages, London 1773-1784. Comprising
COOK, Capt. James (1728-1779). A set of the three voyages, London 1773-1784. Comprising: [FIRST VOYAGE] -- HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for making

Lot #: 19

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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DAVIS, John (1774-1854) Travels of Four Years and a Half in ...

DAVIS, John (1774-1854). Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America . London: E. Edwards, 1803.
DAVIS, John (1774-1854). Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America . London: E. Edwards, 1803. 8 o (213 x 128 mm). (Some light browning and staining, first

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 May 2012

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EASTMAN, Mary Henderson (1818-1890) The American Indian Port...

EASTMAN, Mary Henderson (1818-1890). The American Indian Portfolio...Illustrated by S. Eastman, U.S. Army . Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, [1853].
EASTMAN, Mary Henderson (1818-1890). The American Indian Portfolio...Illustrated by S. Eastman, U.S. Army . Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, [1853

Lot #: 22

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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FORE-EDGE PAINTING] MOORE, Thomas (1779-1852) Poetical Work...

FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. MOORE, Thomas (1779-1852). Poetical Works . London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1865.
FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. MOORE, Thomas (1779-1852). Poetical Works . London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1865. 8 o (205 x 143 mm). Half title, engraved frontispiece portrait. Contemporary green morocco

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 May 2012

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GIBBS, James (1682-1754) A Book of Architecture, containing ...

GIBBS, James (1682-1754). A Book of Architecture, containing Designs of Buildings and Ornaments. London: [William Bowyer], 1728.
GIBBS, James (1682-1754). A Book of Architecture, containing Designs of Buildings and Ornaments. London: [William Bowyer], 1728. 2 o (514 x 360 mm). 150 engraved plates (5

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 18 May 2012

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GUILLET, Peter (early 19th century) Timber Merchant's Guide ...

GUILLET, Peter (early 19th century). Timber Merchant's Guide. Also, a Table, Whereby, at one View, May be Seen the Solid and Superficial Measure of any Square or Unequal Hewed Logs of Plank from One to Forty-Seven Inches . Baltimore: James Lovegrove, 1823.
GUILLET, Peter (early 19th century). Timber

Lot #: 26

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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GUTENBERG, Johann, printer] -- BIBLE, Latin [Mainz: Johann ...

GUTENBERG, Johann, printer.]. -- BIBLE, Latin. [Mainz: Johann Gutenberg and Fust, 1455].
GUTENBERG, Johann, printer.]. -- BIBLE, Latin. [Mainz: Johann Gutenberg and Fust, 1455]. Royal 2 o (389 x 286 mm). Single leaf (fol. 168) from vol. I, containing III Kings 10:5-11:27. 42 lines, double column

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 18 May 2012

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HINTON, John Howard (1791-1873) The History and Topography o...

HINTON, John Howard (1791-1873). The History and Topography of the United States illustrated with a series of views. Boston: Samuel Walker, 1830-32.
HINTON, John Howard (1791-1873). The History and Topography of the United States illustrated with a series of views. Boston: Samuel Walker, 1830-32. 2

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 May 2012

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IRVING, Washington (1783-1859) Works New York and London: G ...

IRVING, Washington (1783-1859). Works . New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, n.d.
IRVING, Washington (1783-1859). Works . New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, n.d. 40 volumes, 8 o (217 x 146 mm). Colored frontispieces and engraved titles printed in red and black, titles and text printed

Lot #: 30

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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KELMSCOTT PRESS] CHAUCER, Geoffrey The Works of Geoffrey Ch...

KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer . Edited by F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith, 8 May 1896.
KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer . Edited by F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith, 8 May 1896. 2 o (425 x 288 mm). Double column, Chaucer type, headings to the

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 18 May 2012

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LEE, Guy Carleton The History of North America Philadelphia:...

LEE, Guy Carleton. The History of North America. Philadelphia: George Barrie & Sons, 1903-1907.
LEE, Guy Carleton. The History of North America. Philadelphia: George Barrie & Sons, 1903-1907. 20 volumes, 8 o (210 x 135 mm). Numerous frontispieces, plates and illustrations (a few in multiple states

Lot #: 33

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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MARITIME] PEARSE, J Manuscript compendium of navigational t...

MARITIME]. PEARSE, J. Manuscript compendium of navigational theory and practice, plus an extensive "Journal of a voyage from England to Madeira," a "Form of a journal used in the Royal Navy," as practiced on board H.M.S. dreadnought , and tables and examples of various navigational calculations

Lot #: 34

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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MASON, George Henry] The Punishments of China London: Willi...

MASON, George Henry]. The Punishments of China. London: William Miller, 1804.
MASON, George Henry]. The Punishments of China. London: William Miller, 1804. 2 o (355 x 256 mm). Text printed in French and English. 22 hand- colored engravings (some plates with minor marginal staining, offsetting to

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 May 2012

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BRYANT, William Cullen (1794-1878), editor Picturesque Ameri...

BRYANT, William Cullen (1794-1878), editor. Picturesque America; or, The Land we Live in. A Delineation by pen and pencil. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872-1874.
BRYANT, William Cullen (1794-1878), editor. Picturesque America; or, The Land we Live in. A Delineation by pen and pencil. New

Lot #: 36

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 May 2012

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PYNE, William Henry (1769-1843) The History of the Royal Res...

PYNE, William Henry (1769-1843). The History of the Royal Residences . London: L. Harrison for A. Dry, 1819.
PYNE, William Henry (1769-1843). The History of the Royal Residences . London: L. Harrison for A. Dry, 1819. 3 volumes, large 4 o (357 x 288 mm). 7 half titles, 100 hand-colored aquatint

Lot #: 37

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 18 May 2012

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REPTON, Humphry (1752-1818) "RED BOOK" for "Sunning Hill, Be...

REPTON, Humphry (1752-1818). "RED BOOK" for "Sunning Hill, Berkshire the Seat of Ia s [James] Sibbald Esq r ." 1790
REPTON, Humphry (1752-1818). "RED BOOK" for "Sunning Hill, Berkshire the Seat of Ia s [James] Sibbald Esq r ." 1790 Oblong 4 o (212 x 287 mm). Autograph manuscript on paper comprising

Lot #: 38

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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REPTON, Humphry A fine impression of Repton's trade card, an...

REPTON, Humphry. A fine impression of Repton's trade card, an engraving from The Langley Park, Beckenham Red Book . [London, 1790].
REPTON, Humphry. A fine impression of Repton's trade card, an engraving from The Langley Park, Beckenham Red Book . [London, 1790]. "Humphry Repton was the last of the

Lot #: 39

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 May 2012

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REPTON, Humphry "RED BOOKS" for "Mogenhanger in Bedfordshire...

REPTON, Humphry. "RED BOOKS" for "Mogenhanger in Bedfordshire a Seat of Godfrey Thornton Esq." 1792
REPTON, Humphry. "RED BOOKS" for "Mogenhanger in Bedfordshire a Seat of Godfrey Thornton Esq." 1792 Two volumes, comprising: oblong 4 o (215 x 285 mm). Autograph manuscript on paper comprising

Lot #: 40

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

Date: 18 May 2012

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REPTON, Humphry Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening Lo...

REPTON, Humphry. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening . London: W. Bulmer and Co., for J. & J. Boydell, n.d. [but 1794].
REPTON, Humphry. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening . London: W. Bulmer and Co., for J. & J. Boydell, n.d. [but 1794]. 2 o ( 354 x 259 mm). Half-title. 16 aquatint

Lot #: 41

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

Date: 18 May 2012