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Lear, Tobias

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Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000
Price realised:  US$50,000
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Lear, Tobias Autograph letter signed ("Tobias Lear"), 1 1/4 pages (9 x 7 5/8 in.; 230 x 195 mm), Mount Vernon, 15 December 1799, to Col. Burgess Ball, providing a first-hand account of the final illness and death of George Washington, integral address leaf; address leaf detached and mounted on heavier wove paper stock and hinged to letter, letter expertly silked. Brown morocco portfolio, upper cover lettered gilt.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: The James S. Copley Library: Magnificent American, Historical Documents: Second Selection
Date of the auction: 15 Oct 2010
Address: Sotheby's
New York