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Auction: Fine Books & Manuscripts, Including Americana
was auctioned on: 2 December 2014
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(Washington, George) Tobias Lear

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000
Price realised:  US$81,250
Lot number 24, Views: 7

(Washington, George) Tobias Lear AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("TOBIAS LEAR") TO COL. BURGESS BALL, PROVIDING A FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE FINAL ILLNESS AND DEATH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1 1/4 pages (9 x 7 5/8 in.; 230 x 195 mm), Mount Vernon, 15 December 1799, integral address leaf; address leaf detached and mounted on heavier wove paper stock and hinged to letter, letter expertly silked. Matted and framed with a transcription of the letter and images of Lear and Washington's deathbed.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Fine Books & Manuscripts, Including Americana
Date of the auction: 2 Dec 2014
Address: Sotheby's
New York