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Auction: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
was auctioned on: 12 November 2019
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[ROSETTA STONE - CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY] [HALE, CHARLES REUBEN, S. H. JONES & H. MORTON]. Report of the Committee appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania to translate the inscription on the Rosetta Stone.

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Estimate: US$300 - US$500
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[ROSETTA STONE - CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY] [HALE, CHARLES REUBEN, S. H. JONES & H. MORTON]. Report of the Committee appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania to translate the inscription on the Rosetta Stone. [Philadelphia: Philomathean Society, 1858]. First edition (without copyright notice). Original printed boards. 8 5/8 x 7 inches (22 x 18 cm); fully lithographed throughout with title, [1]-72, 81-[128], 113-120, 129-136, appendix [137-160] pp., 1 plain plate and 5 chromolithographed plates. The binding broken with spine lacking and covers detached, other detached leaves and plates, sold with all faults, bookplate and inscription of James Lorimer Graham, bookplate of Wilmer Hoffman, from the library of noted historian Walter Lord . A rare lithographic facsimile of the illuminated manuscript prepared by the Philomathean Society committee, reportedly one of only 400 copies. This volume provides the first English translation of the Rosetta Stone (first discovered in 1799) and is also "one of the few books printed entirely by lithography" (Reese). Bennett, p. 93; Reese 91. C Estate of Frances Tower Thacher

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Auction house: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
Title: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
Date of the auction: 12 Nov 2019
Address: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
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