Sale 604: Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography

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Date of the auction: 15.12.2016

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Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends Towards the...

Title: Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends Towards the Indian Tribes in the Settlement of the Colonies of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania: with a Brief Narrative of their Labours for the Civilization and Christian Instruction of the Indians, from the Time of their

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Six Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, menus with Ansel Adams photographs

Title: Six Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, menus with Ansel Adams photographs Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1934 Description: 5.5 x 8”, 3pp. each. Deckled edges to front covers as issued. The earliest Adams Ahwahnee menus we have seen. Includes: “Dog Team”, Luncheon, June 11, 1934 “Rainbow

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Four Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, menus with front cover Ansel...

Title: Four Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, menus with front cover Ansel Adams photographs Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1935 Description: 5.5 x 8”, 3pp. each. After the 1934 group listed above, the earliest Adams Ahwahnee menus we have seen. Includes: “After a Snowstorm”, Breakfast, July

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Program for the first major US exhibition of Black master painter and...

Title: Program for the first major US exhibition of Black master painter and American emigre Henry Ossawa Tanner Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1908 Description: (Program) The Cleveland School of Art Special Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, February 1908. 5 x 7.5”, 8pp. in original wrappers

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Original signed 1941 cartoon art by the first nationally-acclaimed Black...

Title: Original signed 1941 cartoon art by the first nationally-acclaimed Black cartoonist Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1941 Description: E. Simms Campbell. Original single panel cartoon, from his syndicated comic strip, February 25, 1941. 8 x 10 inch image on 9 x 14.5 inches stiff white paper

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$200 - US$400

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Rare Civil Rights-era Chicago Black Art Calendar in the WPA woodcut style

Title: Rare Civil Rights-era Chicago Black Art Calendar in the WPA woodcut style Author: Margaret T. Burroughs and Charles G. Burroughs, compilers Place: Chicago Publisher: Ebony Museum of Negro History Date: 1963 Description: .“1863-1963 / Year of Jubilee! / Negro Museum / Make Negro History Live

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Images of Dignity, The Drawings of Charles White

Title: Images of Dignity, The Drawings of Charles White Author: Place: Los Angeles Publisher: Ward Ritchie Press Date: 1967 Description: Foreword by Harry Belafonte, Introduction by James Porter, Commentary by Benjamin Horowitz. First Edition. Original cloth in Dust Jacket. 7.5 x 11”, 121pp

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Manuscript receipt/bill for services rendered by Dr. William Van Buren...

Title: Manuscript receipt/bill for services rendered by Dr. William Van Buren, including an injection to a slave Author: Place: No place Publisher: Date: June 1, 1802 Description: Handwritten in brown ink, on slip of paper 11.5x18.3 cm (4½x7¼"). Receipt for seven services performed by Dr. William

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Massachusetts teacher letter as Maryland Slave overseer

Title: Massachusetts teacher letter as Maryland Slave overseer Author: Place: Baltimore, Maryland Publisher: Date: 1842 Description: [Edward C. Carter] Autograph Letter, unsigned. Baltimore, June 20, 1842. 4pp. To “my most affectionate and dearly beloved brother”, Henry J. Carter, Stockbridge, Mass

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Kentucky legal documents in a suit over ownership of a young female slave...

Title: Kentucky legal documents in a suit over ownership of a young female slave and her infant daughter Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1850 Description: "James. C Knox vs. William Knight”. Manuscript Documents Signed by the Plaintiff Knox, three Constables deposed as witnesses, and a Justice of

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Payment to a Confederate General for his slave's labor on "military...

Title: Payment to a Confederate General for his slave's labor on "military fortifications" in South Carolina Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1864 Description: A.M.Kennedy (for John D. Kennedy). Printed and Handwritten Document Signed. Columbia, South Carolina., Jan. 18, 1864 “Duplicate Receipt” for

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Black prisoner in Massachusetts protests racist injusticd during the...

Title: Black prisoner in Massachusetts protests racist injusticd during the Reconstruction days Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1869 Description: Ten Eycke, John F. Autograph Letter Signed. “In Care of Jailor Nobles”. Springfield, Mass. Nov. 29, 1869. 4pp. To Mr. “Smithes” [Fergus O’Connor Smithies

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Colored Printer’ proposes a Black Republican newspaper in Florida during...

Title: ‘Colored Printer’ proposes a Black Republican newspaper in Florida during the 1884 presidential election Author: Place: Tallahassee, Florida Publisher: Date: 1884 Description: Ed.[mund] M.Shakespeare, “A Colored Printer”. Autograph Letter Signed. Tallahassee, July 2, 1884. 2pp. To James G

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Letter, Boston ‘Colored Voters’ Republican club in the 1884 presidential...

Title: Letter, Boston ‘Colored Voters’ Republican club in the 1884 presidential election Author: Place: Boston, Massachusetts Publisher: Date: Sept. 20, 1884 Description: “The Colored Voters of the 3rd Congressional District”.[ A.P.Jones, W.D.Johnson and James H. Wolff] Autograph Letter Signed. 2pp

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Baltimore Blacks fight racist voter discrimination

Title: Baltimore Blacks fight racist voter discrimination Author: W.M. Alexander Place: Baltimore Publisher: Date: 1909 Description: Typed Letter Signed as President, Colored Men's Suffrage League. Baltimore, Nov. 3, 1909. 2pp. To William F. Stone, Custom House, Baltimore “Accept my congratulations

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Norris Wright Cuney, A Tribune of the Black People

Title: Norris Wright Cuney, A Tribune of the Black People Author: Hare, Maud Cuney Place: New York Publisher: Crisis Publishing Company Date: 1913 Description: Introduction by James S. Clarkson, Formerly Surveyor of Customs of the Port of New York (Crisis Publishing Company, New York, 1913) First

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$100 - US$200

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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'Father of Black History'Carter Woodson on Black History Week, 1928 letter

Title: 'Father of Black History'Carter Woodson on Black History Week, 1928 letter Author: Woodson, C[arter] G. Place: Washington, D.C. Publisher: Date: January 4, 1929 Description: Typed Letter Signed as Director of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and Editor of the Journal of

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Who's Who in Colored America: a Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living...

Title: Who's Who in Colored America: a Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Persons of African Descent in America, 1928-1929 Author: Boris, Joseph J, editor Place: New York Publisher: Who's Who in Colored America Corp. Date: 1929 Description: Illustrated from photographs. (4to) original gilt

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Service Men’s Map of Washington / Full Information on Service Clubs...

Title: Service Men’s Map of Washington / Full Information on Service Clubs, entertainment and Sightseeing... Author: Place: Washington, D.C. Publisher: War Hospitality Committee, Civilian War Service, courtesy of the Pepsi Cola Co. Date: May 15, 1944 Description: Revised edition. 4 x 7.5”, expanding

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Influential Black New York publisher warns, during World War II, of the...

Title: Influential Black New York publisher warns, during World War II, of the "danger" to Blacks demanding their civil rights Author: C.B.Powell Place: New York Publisher: Date: 1944 Description: Typed Letter Signed (with secretarial signature) as Editor, New York Amsterdam News. (Harlem) New York

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$200 - US$400

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Early ephemera of a Black folk singer at San Francisco's famous "hungry i" Club

Title: Early ephemera of a Black folk singer at San Francisco's famous "hungry i" Club Author: Place: Publisher: Date: ca. 1952 Description: Two photographic postcards for Black folk guitarist Stan Wilson’s performance at the “hungry i” Club, San Francisco (undated, ca. 1952) 3.5 x 5.5”. Photos of

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Almanac Americain pour L'annee 1802

Title: Almanac Americain pour L'annee 1802 Author: Place: Philadelphie [Philadelphia] Publisher: Date: [1801] Description: [26], 224 pp. Illustrated with 4 plates (3 color), including frontispiece. (16 mo) 14x9 cm (5½x3½"). original marble paper covered boards, with gilt borders and gilt decorated

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Printed Letter/Broadside sent as a letter by an Ohio 'lunatic' eccentric...

Title: Printed Letter/Broadside sent as a letter by an Ohio 'lunatic' eccentric and mathematical genius Author: Page, Edward Postlethwayt Place: Marietta, Ohio Publisher: Date: January 1, 1836 Description: Printed Letter/Broadside, "Manifesto" and "Magna Charta", as an issue of Page's periodical

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Letter linking anti-slavery cause to prophecy of the United Nations

Title: Letter linking anti-slavery cause to prophecy of the United Nations Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1849 Description: Bradford Sumner as Chairman, and Amasa Walker as Corresponding Secretary, American Committee for a Congress of Nations. Boston, June 11, 1849.1 pg. To Rev. E.W.Jackson

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Two manuscript documents, stating the contributions of the various states...

Title: Two manuscript documents, stating the contributions of the various states to the war effort and the number of troops supplied by each Author: Place: Connecticut? Publisher: Date: Late 18th/early 19th century Description: Each document on recto of single sheet with docketing on verso

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Margaret Chandler with a memoir of her life...

Title: The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Margaret Chandler with a memoir of her life and character by Benjamin Lundy Author: Chandler, Elizabeth Margaret Place: Philadelphia Publisher: Date: 1836 Description: First Edition. 180pp. Bound with: Essays, Philanthropic and Moral, by Elizabeth Margaret

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Letter, women's anti-slavery political demonstration in New York during the...

Title: Letter, women's anti-slavery political demonstration in New York during the 1856 presidential election Author: H.E. [Putel?] Place: Publisher: Date: 1856 Description: Autograph Letter Signed. Caroline, New York, Oct. 26, 1856. 4pp. to Isaac B. Noxon, Cortland, New York.. With original stamped

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Women Abolitionists of Philadelphia before the Mexican-American War

Title: Women Abolitionists of Philadelphia before the Mexican-American War Author: Place: Philadelphia Publisher: Date: 1845 Description: Eleventh Annual Report of the Philadelphia Female Antislavery Society (Philadelphia, 1845) Original printed wrappers, upper corner of front wrapper cut away. 16pp

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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A Master Thinks in Iron - Hotel Mark Hopkins, San Francisco, Weeks & Day...

Title: A Master Thinks in Iron - Hotel Mark Hopkins, San Francisco, Weeks & Day, architects & engineers Author: Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: 1927 Description: 40 pp. Illustrated throughout from photographs. 31.3x24 cm (12¼x9½), original wrappers. A look at the ornamental architecture of one

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Dec 2016

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Coolidge: The Hub of the San Carlos Project

Title: Coolidge: The Hub of the San Carlos Project Author: Place: [Coolidge, Arizona?] Publisher: The Coolidge Chamber of Commerce Date: [1925] Description: Folded brochure, 3 panels on each side. With 2 illustrations from photographs, on the panels which form the front and rear wrappers. Folded

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Dec 2016