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614 Lot 614: 3 Middle & Near East Maps, plus Text Sheet & Carved Heraldic Wall Plaque, 5 items 3 Middle & Near East Maps, plus Text Sheet & Carved Heraldic Wall Plaque, 5 items Lot 614: 3 Middle & Near East Maps, plus Text Sheet & Carved Heraldic Wall Plaque, 5 items

1st item: DE BESCHRYVING VAN DE REYSEN PAULI, EN VAN DE ANDERE APOSTELEN map, engraved by Daniel Stoopendaal after Bastian Stoopendaal, published by Pieter and Jacob Keur, Amsterdam, ca. 1730. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring depicting a map of areas surrounding the Mediterranean sea with counties, cities and towns, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and other points of interest pertaining to the life and travels of the Apostle Paul identified in Dutch text. Decorative title cartouche, lower center, flanked by vignettes depicting biblical scenes to the left and right. LeMieux Galleries, Inc., New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana, gallery label en verso. Housed and matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 11 3/4" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed: 19 1/4" H x 24 3/4" W. 2nd item: CARTE DE L'ASIE MINEURE OU DE LA NATOLIE ET DU PONT EUXIN map, drawn by Johann Matthias Haas, published by the Heirs of Johann Baptist Homann, Nuremberg, ca. 1743. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring depicting Asia Minor, primarily Turkey and the regions surrounding the Black Sea, including cities and towns, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and other areas of interest, with text in Latin. Title, across the top above image, decorative cartouche with Classical and Medieval motifs with text and scales of miles, top left of map. Surrounded by scale notations. Housed and triple matted under glass in a carved giltwood frame. Image: 19 3/8" H x 22 3/4" W. Sight: 19 3/4" H x 23 3/8" W. Framed: 29 1/4" H x 32 1/4" W. 3rd-4th items: LA PERSIE, LA GEORGIE ET LA TURQUIE D'ASIE AVEC LA PARTIE SEPTENTRIONALE DE L'ARABIE Map and Description Text Sheet, 2 items, by Nicholas de Far, published in Paris, 1705. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring depicting Persia and the Middle East including the eastern Mediterranean and northern Egypt, with cities and town, mountain ranges, bodies of water, deserts, and other areas of interest identified in French text. Title and scale of miles, top right. Surrounded by a line border. Description Text Sheet also in French text, surrounded by a line border. Both items unframed. Map image: 9 1/4" H x 13 3/8" W. Sheets approximately: 11" H x 16 3/8" W. 5th item: Italian carved wood Renaissance style heraldic wall plaque having a crest-shaped coat of arms with lion and fleur de lis surmounted by a knight. Stamped MADE IN ITALY, en verso. 24 1/2" H x 12" W. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Dr. Joe Newsom Rawlings, Davisboro, Georgia.

CONDITION: 1st item (Stoopendaal map): Minor tears, largest 3/4, to fold lines. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item (Haas map): Scattered foxing spots, staining, largest 1/4". 1/4" tear, top of center fold line. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with minor abrasions. 3rd-4th items (de Far): Toning, scattered areas of foxing, and areas of dampstaining, largest 7 1/2" x 14 3/4", primarily to text sheet. Tears, largest 1 1/4", areas of loss, largest 1/8" x 1 1/8", to edges of sheets. Map with ink numeral "96," top right. 5th item (plaque): Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
615 Lot 615: Rand McNally 18" Terrestrial Floor Globe w/ Mahogany Stand, c. 1922 Rand McNally 18" Terrestrial Floor Globe w/ Mahogany Stand, c. 1922 Lot 615: Rand McNally 18" Terrestrial Floor Globe w/ Mahogany Stand, c. 1922

Rand McNally & Co. 18" terrestrial globe, housed in a fully calibrated brass meridian, supported on a pinion and set into horizon band with applied paper calendar and zodiac, raised upon a tripodal Rococo style mahogany stand with foliate forms and scroll feet. Twelve-color lithograph globe gores having RAND MCNALLY & COMPANY TERRESTRIAL GLOBE 18 INCH in cartouche, with copyright information below and above legend identifying submarine telegraph cables and isothermal lines for January and July, as well as analemma to Pacific Ocean. Circa 1920-1924. Note: This globe shows the name of St. Petersburg, Russia as Petrograd. This city held this name from September 1, 1914, until January 26, 1924, when it was subsequently renamed Leningrad. The globe also shows the then British Colony of Kenya which was known as the East Africa Protectorate before 1920.

CONDITION: Discoloration and fading throughout commensurate with age. Scattered losses and wear to areas within Greenland, the Caribbean, the Pacific Ocean, and off of the west African coast. Largest losses are in the Pacific and mostly filled, largest measuring 1 5/8" x 7/8". Dent near the Antarctic measuring 1/2" dia. Minute scattered separations, primarily at hemisphere of Atlantic Ocean. Minor stable tear at Iceland, measuring 2 1/2" L. Errant mark to Atlantic measuring 3 1/4" L. Scattered discoloration and losses to band, largest measuring 3/8" x 2/14". [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,800.00
617 Lot 617: 2 Travel Maps of US: Atwood Pocket Map 1851 & Williams Framed, 1854 2 Travel Maps of US: Atwood Pocket Map 1851 & Williams Framed, 1854 Lot 617: 2 Travel Maps of US: Atwood Pocket Map 1851 & Williams Framed, 1854

1st item: PHELPS'S NATIONAL MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, TRAVELLERS GUIDE. EMBRACING THE PRINCIPAL RAIL ROADS, CANALS, STEAM BOAT & STAGE ROUTES THROUGHOUT THE UNION, by J. M. Atwood, published by Thayer and Ensign, New York, 1851. Steel plate engraved fold-out map with hand-coloring depicting the Eastern United States extending to the Nebraska "Indian" Territory and the easternmost part of Texas, with state lines and boundaries, cities and towns, bodies of water, railroads, canals, roads, and areas of interest, including the locations of Native Americans, identified in English text. Inset maps include the North Part of Maine, top right, a Map of Oregon, California, and Texas, lower right, and the Southern Part of Florida, lower center. Title, center right, Reference and Scale of Miles, lower right. Surrounded by scale notations and a decorative border depicting portraits of Presidents, state seals, and other historical events and figures. Folds into a 12mo guide book, red leather with gilt stamping and lettering to front cover. Map: 20 12" H x 25 3/4" W. Booklet: 5 3/4" H x 3 1/2" W x 1/8" D. 2nd item: Wellington Williams engraved map dated 1854 with hand coloring, A NEW MAP OF THE UNITED STATES UPON WHICH ARE DELINEATED THE VAST WORKS OF INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, ROUTES ACROSS THE CONTINENT & C. SHOWING ALSO CANADA AND THE ISLAND OF CUBA. The map includes the eastern United States to the Great Plains, just past the Mississippi River and shows the new Nebraska territory. Inset at lower right is a map of the western United States, past the Great Plains, and smaller insets of Havana, of Cuba, and of the area around Niagara Falls are also present. The map includes the pre-Gadsden Purchase border in Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Published by Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., Philadelphia, in 1854. Housed under glass in a modern black-and-red molded wood frame on a grey mat with black and red reveals. Sight: 24 1/2" H x 29" W. Framed: 33 1/2" x 38 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Map with areas of repair, largest 2 1/4" x 9 3/4", primarily to fold lines. Minor tears to edges of sheet. Overall toning, few areas of staining, largest 1" x 1/4". Pencil inscriptions, en verso. Booklet with general wear, pencil inscriptions to pastedowns, does not include index pages or mileage charts, only the map is present. 2nd item: Overall good condition. The map has been folded and is creased throughout. Some discoloration around the title and publishing information. Paper is lightly and evenly toned. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
618 Lot 618: Rare Iowa Sectional Map of the Black Hawk Purchase, Judson, 1838 Rare Iowa Sectional Map of the Black Hawk Purchase, Judson, 1838 Lot 618: Rare Iowa Sectional Map of the Black Hawk Purchase, Judson, 1838

IOWA. A SECTIONAL MAP OF THE BLACK HAWK PURCHASE WITH A PART OF ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN, by L. Judson, published by Doolittle and Munson, Cincinnati, 1838. Believed to be the first separately published map of Iowa. Steel plate engraved fold-out map with hand-coloring depicting the eastern part of the Iowa territory that was acquired in the Black Hawk Purchase, also known as the Forty-Mile Strip or Scott's Purchase, also including the northwestern part of Illinois and the southwestern part of Wisconsin, depicting counties, towns, settlements, roads, bodies of water, and other areas of interest including reserves of geological and natural resources. Title, top left, References, lower left. Surrounded by a decorative line border. Housed under plexiglass, edges secured with black tape. Includes 12mo guide book, brown leather with gilt lettering to front cover. Map approximately 40 1/2" H x 22 1/2" W. Plexiglass: 43 1/4" H x 24 1/4" W. Guide book: 5 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W x 1/2" D. Extremely scarce: the only other known copy is in the collection of the Iowa Historical Society.

PROVENANCE: Private Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Map is in fragmentary condition, in need of conservation, with toning/toning impressions, flaking, staining, some tears and areas of loss. Majority of map consists of rectangular sections separated at the fold lines. 5 1/4" x 3 1/4" section to center left of map is attached to booklet, the majority of map is no longer attached to booklet. Booklet with general wear, does not include any additional pages. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
619 Lot 619: 4 Memphis Related Maps, 1843-1933, incl. Exposition Map 1872 4 Memphis Related Maps, 1843-1933, incl. Exposition Map 1872 Lot 619: 4 Memphis Related Maps, 1843-1933, incl. Exposition Map 1872

1st item: SURVEY OF THE HARBOR OF MEMPHIS, TENN, made in obedience to an order from the Secretary of the Navy by Captain L. Rosseau, Commissioner H. A. Adams, and Lieutenant Johnson, U.S. Navy, April 1843. Printed map with color depicting the Mississippi River and the Wolf River with the Chickasaw Bluff, South Memphis, and Memphis along Front Street and Antion Street, with notations regarding the river bed. Title, lower left. 12 1/8" H x 16 3/4" W. 2nd item: MEMPHIS map, by Reclus Elisee, drawn by Charles Perron, from "Nouvelle Geographie Universelle, La Terre et Les Homme, Vol. XVI," published by Hachette, Paris, 1892. Printed map with color depicting the city of Memphis arranged in plats to the right side of the Mississippi River, additional land to the left of the river. Title, top center above image, scale of miles, lower center below image. English text, en verso. 7 3/4" H x 7 3/8" W. 3rd item: PLAN OF THE MEMPHIS FAIR GROUNDS, WITH THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS AND ADDITIONS NOW BEING MADE, constructed by the Memphis Engineer Works, published in "The Daily Memphis Avalanche," Monday, April, 1, 1872. Black and white newspaper printed map depicting a stylized plan of the fairgrounds built for the Memphis Industrial Exposition that opened October 12, 1872 in close proximity to Memphis and Charleston Railroad track, lower center. Title, lower right, Explanation, top left. Newspaper text, en verso. 9 3/8" H x 14 1/2" W. 4th item: FRANKLIN LAND CO. ISLAND TAKEN FROM RIGHT OF WAY MAP, by the Memphis Harbor Commission, November 6, 1933. Printed map with color depicting a plat map of part of the city of Memphis between Hall Avenue and North Second Street, detailing the "Present To of Ban" and the "Present Low Water Channel" in addition to the "Dedicated Strip for Channel." Title and scale, lower right. 8 5/8" H x 11 1/8" W.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Light toning, few scattered minute foxing spots, sticky residue, likely from original binding, to left margin, minor tears and areas of loss to edges of sheet, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. 2nd item: Light toning. Two horizontal tears across width of map with scotch tape repairs, visible en verso. 3rd item: Toning, areas of dampstaining, wrinkling to sheet. 3/4" x 1 1/2" off-white archival paper repair patch, top right, en verso. 4th item: Toning, areas of dampstaining. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
620 Lot 620: Rare Tennessee Map, Luke Drury, 1822 Rare Tennessee Map, Luke Drury, 1822 Lot 620: Rare Tennessee Map, Luke Drury, 1822

TENNESSEE map, by Luke Drury, A. M., published in "A Geography For Schools," printed by Miller and Hutchens, Providence, 1822. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring of the state boundary line depicting an early map of Tennessee, surrounding regions partially identified, with cities and town, including Knoxville and Nashville, bodies of water, and mountains identified in English text. Unframed. 8 3/4" H x 10" W.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Toning/toning impressions, scattered minute foxing spots, creases, and general handling wear. Scattered areas of pink residue to lower half of sheet, slightly affects image. Areas of loss, largest 1/8" x 2 3/4", primarily to top margin. Three horizontal 1/2" tears to top margin likely present due to manner of binding. Tears, largest 3/4", to right margin. Left margin appears ot have been cut down as the plate impression is not present. Black 1/8" spot to left margin, visible en verso. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
621 Lot 621: Early Map of Tennessee, Daniel Smith, 1795 Early Map of Tennessee, Daniel Smith, 1795 Lot 621: Early Map of Tennessee, Daniel Smith, 1795

A MAP OF THE TENNASSEE [sic] GOVERNMENT FORMERLY PART OF NORTH CAROLINA TAKEN CHIEFLY FROM SURVEYS BY GENL. D. SMITH & OTHERS, drawn by Daniel Smith, engraved by Joseph T. Scott, for "General Atlas For Carey's Edition Of Guthrie's Geography Improved" published by Matthew Carey, Philadelphia, 1795. Copper plate engraving on laid paper with hand-coloring of Tennessee depicting early towns–including Knoxville and Clarksville–rivers and other bodies of water, mountains, forts, and other points of interest including Ross's Ironworks and Cherokee towns such as Nickajack and Crow Town, as well as notations regarding the land. Title, lower right, scale of miles, lower left. "Lon. W. from Philada", top right above map. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Three paper ephemera items, including one Old Print Exchange, New York City label, regarding the map affixed en verso of frame. Housed and matted under glass in an ebonized wooden frame with gilt trim. Image: 9 1/2" H x 20 3/8" W. Sight: 10 1/4" H x 21 1/8" W. Framed: 17 1/2" H x 28 1/2" W. Circa 1795.

CONDITION: Overall toning, areas of dampstaining, largest 10 1/2" x 6 1/4", tears, largest 2 1/4", to fold lines, 1/4" x 1/2" area of loss, top right above image. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with minor areas of loss to paint. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
622 Lot 622: Henry Mouzon 1775 1st State Map of North / South Carolina With Indian Frontiers Henry Mouzon 1775 1st State Map of North / South Carolina With Indian Frontiers Lot 622: Henry Mouzon 1775 1st State Map of North / South Carolina With Indian Frontiers

Important American Revolutionary War era map: AN ACCURATE MAP OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA WITH THEIR INDIAN FRONTIERS, First State, by Henry Mouzon and Others, published by Robert Sayer and John Bennett, London, 1775. Copperplate engraved map in four parts with hand-coloring depicting North Carolina and South Carolina, with parts of Virginia and Georgia, with boundary lines, counties, territories including Native American lands, cities, towns, bodies of water, mountains, forts, and other strategical and topographical points of interest identified in English text. Includes two inset maps, one (1) titled "The Harbour of Port Royal" and one (1) titled "The Bar and Harbour of Charlestown" lower right. Decorative title cartouche with scale of miles, top left. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Metal placard affixed lower center of frame. Housed under glass in an ebonized frame with gilt trim. Sight: 41" H x 57 1/4" W. Framed: 43 1/4" H x 59 1/2" W. Note: Published just weeks after Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, this map was utilized by British, French, and American war commanders (including George Washington) due to its highly detailed geographical and topographical representation of the Carolinas. The absence of "Fort Sullivan" on "The Bar and Harbour of Charlestown" inset map indicates that this is the first state of this map. Ref: Cumming, William, North Carolina in Maps, pp. 21-22; Cumming, William, The Southeast in Early Maps, #450, pp. 449-450; Pritchard and Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America, #44, figures 163, 164, pp. 208-211.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Originally printed in 4 sheets, which have been adhered to an auxiliary card stock backing. Overall toning/acid burn and foxing spots to sheets. Pencil numeral, top left above image. Tears, largest 4 3/4", minor areas of loss to left and right edges. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$5,000.00$6,000.00
623 Lot 623: Benjamin Tyler 1818 Copy of the Declaration of Independence Benjamin Tyler 1818 Copy of the Declaration of Independence Lot 623: Benjamin Tyler 1818 Copy of the Declaration of Independence

Scarce Benjamin Owen Tyler 1818 copy of the Declaration of Independence, engraved by Peter Maverick, Newark, NJ; considered the first copy of the Declaration produced for commercial purposes. Engraved on laid paper with eagle watermark. Housed under glass in a later ebonized frame. Plate: 29 1/4″ H x 23 1/2″. Sheet: 31 3/4″ H x 25 5/8″ W. Framed: 37 1/2″ H x 31 1/2″ W.

Note: The University of Virginia Library, which maintains a permanent exhibition of copies of the Declaration of Independence, notes, “In 1815, the United States concluded its second war with Britain, the War of 1812, and American nationalism blossomed in its wake. Reinforcing this renewed patriotism, the passing of the signers’ generation created a passionate interest in all things associated with the nation’s founding. Several entrepreneurs sought to capitalize on this demand by rushing to produce the first facsimile printings of the Declaration of Independence — offering the American public its very first look at the document. In 1818, Benjamin Owen Tyler produced the first facsimile of the Declaration.” (source: https://explore.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/show/declaration/exhibit).

Note: The Massachusetts-born Tyler (b. 1789-d. ca. 1855) was a penmanship professor, who painstakingly hand copied the signatures of the original signers on America’s foundation document. An estimated 1,740 copies were produced, and sold by subscription; an unknown number survive. Those placing orders included multiple founding fathers, notably the Declaration author Thomas Jefferson himself. The endorsement of Richard Rush, son of signer Benjamin Rush, and acting Secretary of State in 1817, appears in the bottom left corner of the document: “The foregoing copy of the Declaration of Independence has been collated with the original instrument and found correct. I have myself examined the signatures to each. Those executed by Mr. Tyler are curiously exact imitations, so much so, that it would be difficult, if not impossible, for the closest scrutiny to distinguish them, were it not for the hand of time, from the originals.”

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson’s Station, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Masking tape repairs to: Upper masthead area (two intersecting tears 6″ and 6″, affecting words July 4 and America); Left edge (1 1/2″, 2″, 6″, 3 1/2″), Lower edge (3 1/2″), and Right edge (1 1/4″). 7″ liquid stain to upper left ledge. 7″ tape reinforcement lower right edge. Some minor chipping to all edges. Tiny puncture over facsimile signature of Charles Carroll of Carrolton. Scattered creasing. Light toning. [See more photos →]

$6,000.00$6,400.00
624 Lot 624: Early American Partial Richard Morris Signed Letter to Thomas Jefferson Early American Partial Richard Morris Signed Letter to Thomas Jefferson Lot 624: Early American Partial Richard Morris Signed Letter to Thomas Jefferson

Partial ALS. One page handwritten letter from Richard Morris (c. 1740-1821), commissary of provisions in Virginia during the American Revolutionary War, plantation, and tavern owner in western Louisa County, addressed to American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809, likely addressed to Monticello, Virginia, no date, probably early 19th century. The remaining three pieces of the letter, which include the left side and lower half of the original letter, appears to be written in regard to Morris' endorsement of a particular candidate for a specific appointment and reads "Sir…now a resident of Fre…be a Candidate for…that place — He…for 5 or 6 Years…much to the Satisfa[ction?]…In point of integr[ity?]…know no one his…impropriety I would thank you to mention him to the Port Master General, or to those in whom the appointment may be — to oblige Your Obdt. Sevt. Richard Morris" with additional inscription "The Honble Thos Jefferson Esqr." lower left. No additional inscriptions en verso.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Fragmentary condition, now in three pieces, with tears, flaking, areas of loss, largest 2 1/8" x 3/4" (not including missing portion of letter), areas of dampstaining (does affect contents of letter), to be expected from age and manner of use. Remaining contents of letter are in legible condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
625 Lot 625: Early American Simon Kenton Signed Promissory Note, 1797 Early American Simon Kenton Signed Promissory Note, 1797 Lot 625: Early American Simon Kenton Signed Promissory Note, 1797

American Frontiersman Simon Kenton (1755-1836) signed promissory note, handwritten on a fragment of lined paper, in which D. Duncan J[r?] promises to pay Benjamin Thomas "…the sum of one hundred dollars 30 days after the given under my hand & seal at Washington this 17th day of Feb[ruary] 1797" with signatures for Duncan, lower left, and Keaton, lower right. Additional ink inscriptions, possibly added later, en verso. 3 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W. Biography: "Simon Kenton was a legendary frontiersman in Ohio and the Midwest. He was born on April 3, 1755, in Fauquier County, Virginia. He grew up helping his father on the family farm and therefore had little opportunity to go to school. At the age of sixteen, Kenton became involved in a fight involving a woman. Believing he had killed a man, he fled to the Ohio Country where he changed his name to Simon Butler. Kenton spent the next two years hunting along the Ohio River. In 1774, he served as a scout during Lord Dunmore's War. By 1775, Kenton had moved to Boonesborough, Kentucky. For the next few years, he worked as a scout for the settlement, often coming in contact with the local American Indians. At one point, Kenton is said to have saved the life of Daniel Boone. During the American Revolution, Kenton participated in a number of military engagements against the British and their American Indian allies. In 1778, he joined George Rogers Clark on a difficult but successful expedition into the Illinois Country to attack British outposts as well as American Indian settlements. Returning home, he accompanied Daniel Boone in an attack on the Shawnees' settlement of Chillicothe near what is now Oldtown, Ohio. That same year, Kenton was captured by American Indians, who tortured him and attempted to burn him at the stake. Simon Girty rescued him and instead of his being killed, Kenton was sent to Fort Detroit as part of a prisoner trade with the British. By mid-1779, Kenton was free and had returned to service under George Rogers Clark. In 1782, he discovered that the man that he thought he had killed had actually lived. Therefore, he was able to resume his own name once again. During the next several years, Kenton lived a relatively quiet life. He settled near Maysville, Kentucky, married Martha Dowden and purchased some large tracts of land. This life continued until 1794, when Kenton served in the militia under General Anthony Wayne and fought at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. After the death of his wife, Kenton remarried in 1798 and the same year moved to Ohio. He first lived near present-day Springfield but a few years later settled in Urbana. By 1805, Kenton had become a brigadier general in the Ohio militia. During the War of 1812, he participated in the Battle of the Thames in Canada. Kenton moved to the Zanesfield, Ohio, area around 1820. During the last years of his life, Kenton lived in poverty because of land ownership disputes and mismanagement of his money. He survived on a government pension of twenty dollars a month. In 1836, Kenton died in Logan County near Zanesfield and was buried there. In 1865, his remains were moved to Urbana. The state of Ohio constructed a monument to mark his grave in 1884." (source: "Simon Kenton" from Ohio History Central, accessed October 18, 2022, https://ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Simon_Kenton).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Toning, scattered minute foxing spots, creases, fold lines, and general handling wear. Kenton signature is slightly faint but in good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
626 Lot 626: TN Gov. John Sevier Signed Letter, Knoxville Henley Interest, 1797 TN Gov. John Sevier Signed Letter, Knoxville Henley Interest, 1797 Lot 626: TN Gov. John Sevier Signed Letter, Knoxville Henley Interest, 1797

ALS. One page double sided handwritten letter on laid paper signed by First Governor of Tennessee John Sevier (1745-1815), Knoxville, TN, addressed to Colonel David Henley, Agent to the War Department for the Southwest Territory, Knoxville, TN, dated April 2, 1797. The letter discusses Henley's obligations to his duties, particularly in regard to his responsibilities as quartermaster and paymaster for locally stationed troops and militia, stating "Sir In a report from the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States [Oliver Wolcott, Jr.], I observe [that] he has stated sundry claims for militia services filed in the office of the accountant of the war department performed in the years 1794, 1795, and 1796, within the States of Georgia and Kentucky, but no mention is made by any claims for similar services rendered within the State of Tenne[s]see. One of the members of Congre[s]s has also informed me, that the Secretary at War [James McHenry] told him, that no papers relative to Ore's(?) or Major Johnsons comands were forwarded to his office; I have no doubt but your conduct on the occasion has been circumspect and impartial, therefore I have taken the liberty to mention this circumstance to you, wishing to be informed why or what what[sic] may be the reason those papers have not been forwarded in due order of time, otherways if they have been transmitted, you may have it in your power to exculpate yourself from the imputation of neglect. I have the honor to be with great respect sir your Obt. Humble Servant John Sevier" with additional inscription reading Colonel David Henley Agent to the war department" lower left. 9 1/8" H x 7 3/4" W. Biography: Colonel David Henley (1748/9-1823) is believed to have been born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. On January 8, 1776, he set fire to Charlestown which was occupied by British. On January 1, 1777, he was made Colonel of the Massachusetts Regiment. He was in command at Cambridge when the troops that had been captured at Saratoga were brought thither. Henley stabbed an insolent but unarmed British prisoner. Court-martial proceedings were held at Cambridge, Massachusetts, from January 20, 1778, to February 25, 1778, but he was acquitted. British General Burgoyne challenged him to a duel, which was to take place in Bermuda. He accepted the challenge but the duel never happened. General Washington selected him in November 1778 to be his spymaster, and charged him with compiling information to give him a snapshot of British capabilities. He largely succeeded in that task. After the Revolutionary War ended, Colonel Henley was selected by President Washington in 1793 to represent the War Department at Knoxville, Tennessee, where he was agent for the War Department in charge of Indian affairs from 1793-1801. He was known to be a hothead, but was also a strong law-and-order man. Tennessee's Constitutional Convention was held in his office in 1796. He died in Washington, D.C., in 1823, while a clerk in the War Department. In 1994, the Knoxville Federal Courthouse was proposed the site of his office. However, it was later constructed at the northwest corner of Main Street and Gay Street. The Henley Street Bridge in downtown Knoxville is named after him. A tablet was placed by the state of Tennessee at the location of his office in 1947." (source: "Colonel David Henley (Continental Army)," accessed October 19, 2022, https://www.geni.com/people/Colonel-David-Henley-Continental-Army/6000000013560627035).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letter with areas of dampstaining, largest 9 1/8" x 5", primarily to left side, tears, largest 1 1/8", to fold lines, minor areas of loss to edges, toning, later pencil inscription below Sevier's signature. Sevier's signature is affected by dampstaiing but is otherwise in good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
627 Lot 627: Gen. James Robertson Indian Orders to Col. Robert Hays, 1795 Gen. James Robertson Indian Orders to Col. Robert Hays, 1795 Lot 627: Gen. James Robertson Indian Orders to Col. Robert Hays, 1795

Native American and Tennessee related ALS. One page handwritten letter on laid paper from the “Father of Middle Tennessee” Brigadier General James Robertson (1742-1814), addressed to Colonel Robert Hays (1758-1819), Revolutionary War officer and Muster Master / Lt. Col. of the Cavalry, Mero District, dated April 9, 1795. The letter commands Hays “…on the receipt of this, [to] Muster into service one Cornet [modern equivalent second lieutenant], one Corporal, one Sergeant, and seventeen privates as Mounted Infantry to pursue a party of Indians who lately appeared in Neely’s Bend [outside Nashville] for twenty days I am [your humble servant] Jas. Robertson B G” with additional ink inscription reading “Colo. Robert Hays 9th April 1795” lower left. Ink inscription reading “Genl. Orders Apl. 9 1795″ with later pencil inscriptions, en verso. 6 7/8″ H x 8” W.

Biography: “James Robertson, early leader of both the Watauga and Cumberland settlements, has been called the ‘Father of Middle Tennessee.’ Born in 1742 in Brunswick County, Virginia, he was the son of John and Mary Gower Robertson. In late 1769, as [James] Robertson grew increasingly frustrated with the provincial rule of North Carolina Governor William Tryon, he became intrigued by the stories of the land west of the Appalachian Mountains and began to consider relocating his family there. Late that year, he crossed the mountains and found a suitable site in the upper Holston Valley near the Watauga River. To establish his claim, he planted corn and built a corncrib and a cabin. On the return trip, Robertson became lost and wandered aimlessly for approximately two weeks before hunters directed him across the mountains. Encouraged by his favorable description of the land, several of Robertson’s North Carolina neighbors decided to accompany him to the new frontier.

In May 1772, when the Watauga settlers met to establish a government, they selected Robertson as one of the five magistrates to lead the Watauga Association. In addition, he was elected commander of the Watauga Fort. He was also an early companion of explorer Daniel Boone. In 1777 Richard Henderson of the Transylvania Land Company purchased a large tract of land from the Cherokees, including most of what constitutes present-day Middle Tennessee. In the spring of 1779 Robertson and a small party of Wataugans, acting on behalf of Henderson’s claim, traveled to a site along the Cumberland River known as French Lick. There they selected a suitable location for a new settlement. Late that same year, Robertson returned with a group of men to prepare temporary shelter for friends and relatives, who planned to join them in a few months. The men arrived on Christmas Day and drove their cattle across the frozen Cumberland River. Crude cabins were erected for immediate winter housing, and a fort was built atop a bluff along the river. The fort was named Fort Nashborough, in honor of Francis Nash, who had fought alongside Robertson at the battle of Alamance in 1771.

A faction of Cherokees known as the Chickamaugas opposed the Transylvania Purchase and warned the new settlers that trouble would follow their claim to the land. Attacks on the Cumberland settlement lasted several years and reached a peak between 1789 and 1794. Robertson’s brothers, John and Mark, were killed, as were his sons, Peyton and James Jr. Another son, Jonathan, was scalped. Robertson narrowly escaped death on two occasions. In 1790 Congress created the Territory South of the River Ohio, and Robertson became lieutenant colonel commandant of the Mero District. The following year, President George Washington appointed him brigadier general of the U.S. Army of the same region. Occasionally, Robertson acted on behalf of the federal government to assist in the treaty negotiations with various Indian tribes. In 1804 he was commissioned U.S. Indian agent to the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations. His final mission took him to the Chickasaw Agency at Chickasaw Bluff. In his seventies, Robertson made the trip during heavy rains that forced him to swim several swollen creeks along the way. As a result, he became ill and died on September 1, 1814. His remains were later returned to Nashville, where he received a formal burial in the City Cemetery.” (source: “James Robertson” written by Terry Weeks, Tennessee Encyclopedia, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, on October 8, 2017, accessed October 21, 2022, http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/james-robertson/).

Colonel Robert Hays was born in Salisbury, N.C. and came to Middle Tennessee on a Revolutionary War land grant. There, he married Jane Donelson, daughter of the founder of Nashville and sister of Rachel Donelson, who later married Hays’ friend, Andrew Jackson. In 1790, he was commissioned Justice of the Peace and Lt. Col of the Mero District under James Robertson. He later became Lt. Commander of the district (1797). He would go on to fight in the Creek wars as Muster Master under Jackson, and died in 1819 in Haysboro, Tennessee, named in his honor.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letter with toning, areas of dampstaining, largest 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, smudges, ink blots, creases, general handling wear (does not overly affect writing and signatures). Robertson’s signature is in good, legible condition, appears to have been hastily written. [See more photos →]

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628 Lot 628: Gen. James Robertson Orders Cherokee Reparations, 1797-98 Gen. James Robertson Orders Cherokee Reparations, 1797-98 Lot 628: Gen. James Robertson Orders Cherokee Reparations, 1797-98

"Father of Middle Tennessee" Brigadier General James Robertson (1742-1814) related one-page handwritten reparation document to the Cherokee, addressed to Dr. Anthony Foster and issued by order of Robertson "…in consequence of two Indians being kill'd [sic] on Stones River [in Murfreesboro, TN] by White people (to Wit)" dated November 21, 1797. Below is a list of items, such as an iron pot, yards of cloth, silk, buttons, thread, linen, and a rifle, with columns of numerical amounts, totaling approximately thirty-one dollars, with an additional notation indicating that the items had been delivered to the Cherokee, witnessed by A. Lewis and Francis B. Sappington, dated January 30, 1798. Nashville, TN framing label, en verso. Float mounted and matted under glass in a carved wooden frame. Sheet: 12 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed: 18 3/4" H x 13 3/8" W. Biography: "James Robertson, early leader of both the Watauga and Cumberland settlements, has been called the 'Father of Middle Tennessee.' Born in 1742 in Brunswick County, Virginia, he was the son of John and Mary Gower Robertson. In late 1769, as [James] Robertson grew increasingly frustrated with the provincial rule of North Carolina Governor William Tryon, he became intrigued by the stories of the land west of the Appalachian Mountains and began to consider relocating his family there. Late that year, he crossed the mountains and found a suitable site in the upper Holston Valley near the Watauga River. To establish his claim, he planted corn and built a corncrib and a cabin. On the return trip, Robertson became lost and wandered aimlessly for approximately two weeks before hunters directed him across the mountains. Encouraged by his favorable description of the land, several of Robertson's North Carolina neighbors decided to accompany him to the new frontier. In May 1772, when the Watauga settlers met to establish a government, they selected Robertson as one of the five magistrates to lead the Watauga Association. In addition, he was elected commander of the Watauga Fort. He was also an early companion of explorer Daniel Boone. In 1777 Richard Henderson of the Transylvania Land Company purchased a large tract of land from the Cherokees, including most of what constitutes present-day Middle Tennessee. In the spring of 1779 Robertson and a small party of Wataugans, acting on behalf of Henderson's claim, traveled to a site along the Cumberland River known as French Lick. There they selected a suitable location for a new settlement. Late that same year, Robertson returned with a group of men to prepare temporary shelter for friends and relatives, who planned to join them in a few months. The men arrived on Christmas Day and drove their cattle across the frozen Cumberland River. Crude cabins were erected for immediate winter housing, and a fort was built atop a bluff along the river. The fort was named Fort Nashborough, in honor of Francis Nash, who had fought alongside Robertson at the battle of Alamance in 1771. A faction of Cherokees known as the Chickamaugas opposed the Transylvania Purchase and warned the new settlers that trouble would follow their claim to the land. Attacks on the Cumberland settlement lasted several years and reached a peak between 1789 and 1794. Robertson's brothers, John and Mark, were killed, as were his sons, Peyton and James Jr. Another son, Jonathan, was scalped. Robertson narrowly escaped death on two occasions. In 1790 Congress created the Territory South of the River Ohio, and Robertson became lieutenant colonel commandant of the Mero District. The following year, President George Washington appointed him brigadier general of the U.S. Army of the same region. Occasionally, Robertson acted on behalf of the federal government to assist in the treaty negotiations with various Indian tribes. In 1804 he was commissioned U.S. Indian agent to the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations. His final mission took him to the Chickasaw Agency at Chickasaw Bluff. In his seventies, Robertson made the trip during heavy rains that forced him to swim several swollen creeks along the way. As a result, he became ill and died on September 1, 1814. His remains were later returned to Nashville, where he received a formal burial in the City Cemetery." (source: "James Robertson" written by Terry Weeks, Tennessee Encyclopedia, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, on October 8, 2017, accessed October 21, 2022, http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/james-robertson/).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Light toning, areas of loss, largest 1/4" x 1/4", tears, largest 1 1/2", primarily to fold lines, areas of dampstaining, largest 2 3/4" x 1", to top left corner, errased later pencil inscriptions and other general handling wear. Signatures and writing in overall good, legible condition. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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629 Lot 629: Collection of 8 Early TN & NC Docs, incl. James Winchester, Stockley Donelson, Johnson-Pillow Family Collection of 8 Early TN & NC Docs, incl. James Winchester, Stockley Donelson, Johnson-Pillow Family Lot 629: Collection of 8 Early TN & NC Docs, incl. James Winchester, Stockley Donelson, Johnson-Pillow Family

1st item: One-page handwritten letter from the "Founder of Memphis" General James Winchester (1752-1826), Cragfont, Castalian Springs, TN, addressed to artist Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl (1788-1838), Nashville, TN, dated May 31, 1817. The letter references an impending visit by Earl, spelled "Earle" to Cragfont, reading "General Winchester presents his respects to Mr. Earle and informs him that a [waggon] will be instructed to collect at the Nashville Inn in the course of next week with a view to bring to this place any Box; trunk or the like which Mr. Earle may wish to send ("to this place" crossed out)" with location and date, lower right. Address reading "Mr. Earle Nashville," en verso. Note: Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl was Andrew Jackson's "court painter" during his presidency, from 1829 to 1837, and also painted portraits of other prominent individuals. 2nd item: Williamson County, Tennessee Circuit Court bifolium record document, primarily recording deed and land grants, including one (1) dated August 13, 1797 recording land deeds between Colonel Stockley Donelson (1752-1805), brother of Rachel Donelson (wife of President Andrew Jackson), and others, and one (2) dated November 9, 1801 recording land deeds between Captain John Donelson (1755-1830) and others. Ink inscription, en verso. Includes a fragment of a printed paper with legal terms and their definitions. 3rd item: Johnson-Pillow Family land indenture, made between Gideon Johnson, Jr. (1754-1843) of Rockingham County, North Carolina and his nephew Mordecai Pillow (ca. 1776-1837) of Williamson County, Tennessee and Elisha Begley (spelled Bagly) (1776-1858) of Williamson County, TN, in which Johnson and Pillow grant Begley 440 acres of land in Lincoln County in consideration for Begley's payment of one thousand and one hundred dollars, signed by Johnson and Pillow with additional witness signatures, dated January 24, 1814. Additional inscriptions, en verso. Note: Gideon Johnson, Jr. served in the American Revolutionary War as a private in July 1776 under Captain John Armstrong of Surry County, NC and Lt. Joseph Tate of Guilford County, NC. His nephew, Mordecai Pillow, was the son of his sister Mary Ursula Johnson (1751-1822/1830) and fellow Revolutionary War soldier John Pillow (1745-1793). One of his brothers, Gideon Pillow (1774-1830), was the father of Gideon Johnson Pillow (1806-1878), United States Army major general of volunteers during the Mexican-American War and Confederate brigadier general in the American Civil War. 4th item: Corporation of Nashville License issued to J. A. Hough, a silversmith, granting him the right to "…Vend Merchandise within the Corporation aforesaid for the term of one year ensuing the date hereof…" in recognition of his payment of $200, witnessed by E. A. Raworth, and signed by Williamson Hartley Horn as Mayor of Nashville, dated January 1, 1854. Note: Williamson Hartley Horn (1799-1870) was an American Masonic leader and Whig politician. He served as the Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee from 1853 to 1854. 5th item: Robert Houston, First Sheriff of Knox County from 1792-1802, signed "Territory South of Ohio" bail bond ordering James Mullican, Jr. to appear at the courthouse in Knoxville on the fifth Monday of May next to answer for damages done onto John Hill, witnessed and dated May 25, 1794. Signed and inscribed by Robert Houston, en verso. 6th item: Andrew Ewing, Revolutionary War Veteran and the first County Court Clerk for the Cumberland Territory, signed sheriff summons regarding a financial matter between James Ross and Samuel Shannon, ordering the sheriff to appear with the funds on the second Monday in April, signed by Andrew Ewing and dated Monday, January 2, 1795. Additional inscriptions, including one (1) reading "Andrew Jackson 40" with N. P. Hardeman, Sheriff of Davidson County signatures, en verso. 7th item: Fragmentary bond document between John Montgomery, Elijah Robinson, and James Alen(?) of Davidson County, NC and Frederich Rohrer of Washington County, Maryland, stating that the aforementioned individuals will deliver one thousand one hundred and thirty-six and a half pounds of goods and merchandise on or before May 1, 1787 to Rohrer, signed and witnessed and dated October 6, 1786. Ink inscriptions, en verso. 8th item: Washington County, TN Justice of the Peace document stating that John Harden has paid "…thirty squirrel sculps…" as ordered, dated July 12, 1796 and illegibly signed Jacob Stay(?).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items with toning, tears, foxing spots, dampstaining, pencil and ink inscriptions from previous owners to be expected from age and manner of use. 1st item: Winchester's writing in overall good, legible condition. 7th item: Fragmentary condition. [See more photos →]

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630 Lot 630: 6 Tennessee Political Books, incl. Haywood, signed McAdoo, W.T. Berry Books 6 Tennessee Political Books, incl. Haywood, signed McAdoo, W.T. Berry Books Lot 630: 6 Tennessee Political Books, incl. Haywood, signed McAdoo, W.T. Berry Books

1st item: REPORTS OF CASES, RULED AND DECIDED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF ERRORS AND APPEALS, FOR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, Vol. 5, reported by John Haywood, Esq. One of the judges of said Court, printed for the author by Thomas G. Bradford, Nashville, 1818. 12mo, 301 pages with index. Hardbound in brown leather. Ink inscription indicating that this book was purchased by "W.M. McAdoo" from W.T. Berry & Co. Books, Nashville, TN dated February 9, 1869 with later pencil inscription to front matter page (not pictured) stating that this copy belonged to "William McAdoo", likely William Gibbs McAdoo (1820-1894), father of William Gibbs McAdoo Jr. (1863-1941), American lawyer and statesman; with additional McAdoo signature to title page. Wrapped in a mylar sleeve with a photocopy of the title page. 7" H x 4 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: "W.T. Berry & Company bookshop was operated by William Tyler Berry (1813-1889) from about 1835-1876 and was the recognized 'Literary center of Nashville.' Berry also owned Belle View, the historic Nashville home." (source: https://library.nashville.org/blog/2021/12/ye-old-book-shops). 2nd item: THE STATUTE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE OF A PUBLIC AND GENERAL NATURE; Vol. II, revised and digested by John Haywood and Robert L. Cobbs, printed and published by F. S. Heiskell, Nashville, 1831. Octavo, 226 pages with index, hardbound in brown leather with blindstamped scrolling foliate borders to covers and red and black leather labels with gilt lettering to spine. Includes a photocopy of the title page for Vol. I. 9" H x 5 3/4" W x 1" D. 3rd item: PUBLIC ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, 1833, printed by Allen A. Hall and F. S. Heiskell, Nashville, 1833. Octavo, 147 pages, hardbound in one quarter brown leather with paper sides, red leather label with gilt lettering to spine. Wrapped in a mylar sleeve with a photocopy of the title page. 8 7/8" H x 5 3/8" W x 5/8" D. 4th item: ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE PASSED AT THE EXTRA SESSION OF THE THIRTY-FOURTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, JULY, 1866, published by Authority, printed by C. MERCER, Nashville, 1866. Octavo, 40 pages including index, hardbound in one quarter brown leather with paper sides, red lbel with gilt lettering to spine. 9" H x 5 5/8" W x 1/4" D. 5th item: ACTS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE PASSED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE FORTY-FOURTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1885, published by Authority, printed by Marshall and Bruce, Nashville, 1885. Octavo, 134 pages, hardbound in one quarter brown leather with marbled paper sides, black lettering to spine. 8 5/8" H x 5 3/4" W x 1/2" D. 6th item: ACTS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE FORTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1890, published by Authority, printed by Albert B. Tavel, Nashville, 1890. Octavo, 125 pages including index, hardbound in one quarter brown leather with marbled paper sides, black lettering to spine. 8 1/2" H x 5 3/4" W x 1/2" D.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected wear, losses to covers, corners bumped. Pages with toning, dampstaning, foxing spots, tears, losses to edges, ink and pencil inscriptions from previous owners, to be expected from age. 1st item: McAdoo signatures and inscription in good, legible condition. 2nd item: Front matter pages laid down on paper backing. 6th item: Pages have become separated from spine. [See more photos →]

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631 Lot 631: 16 TN Governor Signed Letters & Documents, incl. Willie Blount, Archibald Roane, Joseph McMinn, Wm. Carroll 16 TN Governor Signed Letters & Documents, incl. Willie Blount, Archibald Roane, Joseph McMinn, Wm. Carroll Lot 631: 16 TN Governor Signed Letters & Documents, incl. Willie Blount, Archibald Roane, Joseph McMinn, Wm. Carroll

1st item: War of 1812 era ALS. One page handwritten letter from Governor of Tennessee Willie Blount (1767/68-1835), third Governor of TN from 1809 to 1815, Nashville, TN, to Major William Berkeley Lewis (1784-1866), Quartermaster Department, dated September 9, 1814. The letter outlines a request by Blount for Lewis to "…furnish on or before the 20th Instant at Fayetteville & the nece[s]sary camp equipage, hospital stores, contingencies, fuel, tools and transportation, for one thousand five hundred Militia Infantry of this state, ordered into the services of the United States for six months, who will rendezvous at Fayetteville on that day and be commanded by Brigadier Genl. Nath[aniel] Taylor Willie Blount" with additional inscription reading "Majr. Wm. B. Lewis [Department Quarter Master]." Later ink inscription en verso. 10" H x 8" W. 2nd item: Archibald Roane (1759/60-1819), second Governor of TN, serving from 1801 to 1803, signed Bill of Exception, written in regard to a case between Samuel Walker and John Vent, most likely in his capacity within the Tennessee circuit judgeship, dated March 1814. Signed "Archibald Roane" en verso of bifolium document. 10 1/4" H x 16" W. 3rd item: TN Governor Joseph McMinn (1758-1824), fourth Governor of TN from 1815 to 1821, and Daniel Graham, TN Secretary of State from 1818 to 1830, signed Justice of the Peace bifolium commission document issued to Robert Moore and John Link of Washington County, dated July 29, 1820, Signed "Jos. McMinn" lower right and countersigned "Daniel Graham" lower left. 10" H x 15 1/2" W. 4th item: ALS. One page handwritten letter signed by TN Governor William Carroll (1788-1844), fifth Governor of TN twice, from 1821 to 1827 and again from 1829 to 1835, no location but likely Nashville, TN, addressed to Mississippi Governor Abram Marshall Scott (1785-1833), seventh Governor of MS, serving from 1832 until his death, Jackson, MS, dated circa 1832. The letter discusses the need for TN and MS to "run the line" in terms of having the state lines evaluated by surveyors. Carroll suggests that the surveyors begin at Memphis "…with a view that the work may be accomplished before the wet weather sets in…" Signed "Wm. Carroll" lower right of last page, with additional inscription reading His Excellency A. M. Scott, Jackson, Mi[s]si[s]sippi." lower left of last page. 9 7/8" H x 8 1/8" W. 5th item: ALS. One page handwritten letter signed by TN Governor William Carroll, Nashville, TN, addressed to Thomas Washington, Esquire, no location but likely Nashville, TN, dated October 8, 1827. The brief letter informs Washington that Carroll will take the deposition of Nathaniel Coxe to the courthouse in New Orleans on Friday, November 9, "…to be read in evidence…in the circuit court of Davidson County where in Coldwell & Botts are plaintiffs and Carroll & Whiting are defendants where you may attend and cross examine…" Signed "Wm. Carroll" lower right. Ink inscription indicating that a copy of this message had been delivered to Washington on October 9, 1827, en verso. 6 3/8" H x 7 7/8" W. 6th item: ALS. One double-sided page bifolium letter signed by TN Governor Newton Cannon (1781-1841), eighth Governor of TN from 1835 to 1839, Executive Department, Nashville, TN, addressed to Kentucky Governor James Clark (1779-1839), 13th Governor of KY, dated December 10, 1837. The letter primarily discusses the "…improvement of the Cumberland River, a subject deeply interesting to both states…" Signed "N. Cannon" lower right of last page, with additional inscription reading "His Excellency James Clark" lower left of last page. Addressed to Clark with a black Nashville, TN postmark stamp dated December 11 and later ink inscriptions, en verso. 9 7/8" H x 16" W. 7th-8th items: One (1) arrest warrant and one (1) ALS, both signed by TN Governor James Chamberlain Jones (1809-1859), tenth governor of TN from 1841 to 1845. The arrest warrant, issued to the Governor of MS, states that Thomas Hill of Davidson County, TN "…fled from justice & is now running at large in the State of Mi[s]si[s]sippi…" and that he should be safely delivered to William A. Hagan when he is caught, dated February 2, 1843. Signed "James C. Jones" and countersigned by John S. Young, TN Secretary of State from 1839 to 1847, lower center. The one page letter was written by Jones in Nashville, TN, addressed to an unknown recipient, dated August 6, with an illegible year and is signed "James C. Jones" lower right. Warrant: 10 1/8" H x 8" W. Letter: 10" H x 8" W. 9th item: ALS. One page handwritten letter signed by TN Governor Aaron Venable Brown (1795-1859), 11th Governor of Tennessee from 1845 to 1847, and as United States Postmaster General from 1857 until his death in 1859, "At Office" likely in Nashville, TN or Washington, D.C., illegibly addressed to the Secretary of the Navy or to someone in his office, undated, likely written during his tenure as Governor or Postmaster General. The letter is written in regard to a Mr. Wate McNairy from Tennessee who is currently in the Secretary of the Navy's employment and states that "…in respect of personal habits & clerkly qualifications you must cherish him…" Signed "Aaron V. Brown" lower right. 8 1/8" H x 5 1/8" W. 10th item: TN Governor Aaron Venable Brown signed bifolium document authorizing the Sheriff or Coroner or other Officer authorized to hold an election in Smith County, TN permission to hold an election due to the death of the Honorable Joseph H. Peyton, Representative in the Congress of the United States for the Eighth District in TN, dated December 14, 1845. Signed "Aaron V. Brown" lower right, and countersigned by John S. Young, TN Secretary of State, lower center. 10 7/8" H x 16 3/4" W. 11th item: TN Governor Neill Smith Brown (1810-1886), 12th Governor of Tennessee from 1847 to 1849, signed Justice of the Peace commission document issued to John Miller of Giles County, dated June 3, 1848, Signed "N.S. Brown" lower right. 10" H x 8" W. 12th item: TN Governor William Bowen Campbell (1807-1867), 14th governor of Tennessee from 1851 to 1853, signed commission document acknowledging that John S. Morris has been elected to the position of Chancellor for the Middle Division of TN, dated March 1, 1852. Signed "WB Campbell" lower right and countersigned by W. B. A. Ramsey, TN Secretary of State from 1847 to 1855. Ink inscription by Brier, dated March 5, 1852, en verso. 10 7/8" H x 8 1/2" W. 13th-16th items: Four (4) ALS. Handwritten letters signed by future or former TN Governors, including two (2) letters from Neill Smith Brown, one (1) dated August 15, 1860, and one (1) dated July 24, 1861; one (1) letter from William Trousdale (1790-1872), 13th governor of Tennessee from 1849 to 1851, dated July 5, 1852; and one (1) letter from William Brimage Bate (1826-1905), 23rd governor of Tennessee from 1883 to 1887, dated June 24, 1853. Ranging in size from 5 1/8" H x 7 1/2" W to 10" H x 7 7/8" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Paper ephemera items with tears, areas of loss, dampstaining, foxing spots, toning, later ink or pencil inscriptions, and general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. Letters do not include envelopes, some are addressed and postmarked. 4th item: Top portion of letter is not present, however, the main body of the letter is extant. Separated along the right vertical fold line. 6th item: Two pieces of old scotch tape repair, largest 4 1/4" x 3/4", to lower half of fold line. [See more photos →]

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632 Lot 632: TN Gov. McMinn ALS to Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Related, 1817 TN Gov. McMinn ALS to Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Related, 1817 Lot 632: TN Gov. McMinn ALS to Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Related, 1817

Three page bifolium handwritten and signed letter from Joseph McMinn (1758-1824), fourth Governor of Tennessee from 1815 to 1821, Hiwassee Garrison, TN, addressed to Major General Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837, Nashville, TN, dated December 31, 1817. Written just after the Treaty with the Cherokee (also known as the Jackson and McMinn Treaty) was proclaimed on December 26, 1817. McMinn mostly writes in regard to the treaty, specifically to the distribution of arms to the Arkansas Native Americans, stating “…am on my way to Knoxville with the Arkansas delegation consisting of [Leyestisky](?), the old Gla[s]s, Capt. Spears, Toochalar, Colo Brown and Jack Thompson, with James Rogers interpreter the three [other](?) chiefs have not yet arrived tho[sic] they will overtake us in Knoxville. I have not yet determined by whom they will be conducted, I am extremely sorry they are going on so late, and now expect they will be detained at least 15 days in Knoxville in procuring clothing saddles [etc.] I have furnished the greater part in horses, and I am determined to have them…& fixed in first order. On my arrival at the agency I found the opposition very formidable, but fortunately having recd[sic] the Presidents [James Monroe] instructions to take the…contraband and dissection(?) of of the agency…and to use my utmost exertions in suppressing the opposition which I have done in some instances by threats, in others by arguments with the most astonishing good effort…”.

The majority of the remainder of the letter comprises a transcription by McMinn of a letter than he had received from Secretary of War John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850), also in regard to the removal of the Cherokee and the involvement of Samuel Houston (1793-1863), first and third president of the Republic of Texas, the sixth governor of Tennessee, and the seventh governor of Texas, who was also Jackson’s protege and his first lieutenant, writing “…The Light horse with a view to break down the Arkansas party, attended on the day the arms [etc] was to be distributed for the purpose of seizing them for old debts. So soon as the communication was made to me by old Jolly [likely John Jolly (Cherokee: Ahuludegi; also known as Oolooteka), a leader of the Cherokee and later the Principal Chief President of the Cherokee Nation-West who acted as a foster-father to Houston] I directed Mr. Houston to issue an order in my name forbiding[sic] all attempts of taking the property under any pretense..Mr. Houston obeyed the order with the most becoming promptness, and made the pleasing report that only one blanket had been taken…which was returned without a moments [hesitation]…the Horsemen immediately dispersed and [we have] not seen them since…”. McMinn concludes his letter by summarizing his supplies in their possession, stating “…the immigrants have come here almost from every section of the nation, and all are prodigiously pleased with the quality of the arms blankets [etc]…” He also includes a postscript, asking Jackson to write to him in receipt to Knoxville and ends the letter by writing “…with sentiments of our esteem and regard your [obedient servant] Jos McMinn”. Handwritten address panel to Jackson with ink inscription summarizing contents, likely added later, en verso of bifolium. 10″ H x 8″ W.

Note: “The 1817 treaty was the first Cherokee treaty that included a provision for their removal from North Carolina lands. The treaty proposed exchanging Cherokee lands in the Southeast for territory west of the Mississippi River.” (source: “Cherokee” by William L. Anderson and Ruth Y. Wetmore, additional research provided by John L. Bell. From the Encyclopedia of North Carolina, edited by William S. Powell, published by the University of North Carolina Press, 2006).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letter in overall good condition with light toning, areas of dampstaining, largest 4″ x 4 1/4″, does slightly affect writing. Faint traces of red wax seal, lower center of last page with resulting tears, largest 1″ x 1/4″, does affect writing. Two restored tears across width of bifolium, likely professionally restored. Other minor tears and areas of loss to fold lines and edges of bifolium. Later pencils inscriptions, including inscription reading “Jos. McMinn to Andrew Jackson” with numerals and letters, top left of first page, inscription reading “Monroe” to bottom left of first page, inscription reading “Sam” to bottom right of second page, and inscription reading “Gov of Tenn” to bottom right of last page. [See more photos →]

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633 Lot 633: 4 U of Nashville Items incl. Andrew Jackson signed Diploma 4 U of Nashville Items incl. Andrew Jackson signed Diploma Lot 633: 4 U of Nashville Items incl. Andrew Jackson signed Diploma

1st item: University of Nashville Diploma, 1833, hand-lettered vellum document signed by Nashville, Tennessee dignitaries including then-President Andrew Jackson as trustee of the school. The diploma grants a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree to Abednego Stephens, and is also signed by University President Philip Lindsley, and trustees John Bell and Charles Saul. 21 3/4″ x 16 1/2″. Note: Abednego Stephens became a minister in Nashville and worked on the faculty of the University of Nashville, tutoring in Greek and Latin languages (according to an 1834 newspaper ad). He died at the age of 29 in 1841 and is buried in the Nashville City Cemetery. His wife Caroline’s portrait is in the collection of the Tennessee State Museum. John Bell (1797-1869) of Tennessee was an American politician and nominee for president in 1860. Bell entered the U.S. House of Representatives in 1827 and served there as a Democrat until 1841. He was also secretary of war under President William Henry Harrison. The University of Nashville was established according to some accounts in 1795 as Davidson Academy and to others in 1806 as Cumberland College; its name officially became the University of Nashville in 1826. Andrew Jackson served on the board of trustees for several years including during his presidency. The school underwent several functional changes and changes of location until finally ceasing to be a distinct entity in 1909. Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Montgomery Bell Academy, and the University School of Nashville can all trace their origins to the University of Nashville.

2nd item: BACCALAUREATE ADDRESS ON THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY COMMENCEMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE by Philip Lindsley. Pamphlet dated Oct. 3, 1832, and published by Hunt, Tardiff & Co. of Nashville. 20 pages. Period ink gift inscription to top of title page: “John Hinton, Esq. with respects of J. Hamilton.”

3rd item: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE LAYING OF THE CORNER STONE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE, by John McEwen. Pamphlet dated April 7, 1853, and published by John T.S. Fall of Nashville. 32 pages. This pamphlet dates from the opening of the University’s new building at 724 Second Avenue in Nashville.

4th item: THE UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE, an 1892 commemorative pamphlet detailing the history of the school. All pamphlets approximately 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: 1st item – Diploma: Discoloration and fading throughout, including to Jackson’s signature and others below, staining with losses to lower left corner and several small holes upper right and along lower quarter, up to 1/8″. 2nd item – Baccalaureate Address: Moderate toning. Lacking cover. Last leaf detached and a few pages starting to loosen. 3rd item – Previous owner ink and pencil inscriptions to title page. Lacking covers. Minor toning. 4th item: Chipping and losses to front cover, missing back cover. Light toning. [See more photos →]

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634 Lot 634: President Andrew Jackson Signed Letter to Andrew Jackson Donelson, 1836 President Andrew Jackson Signed Letter to Andrew Jackson Donelson, 1836 Lot 634: President Andrew Jackson Signed Letter to Andrew Jackson Donelson, 1836

ALS. President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845, 7th president of the United States from 1829 to 1837) one-page handwritten bifolium letter, addressed to Major Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871), near Nashville, Tennessee, containing condolences on the death of Donelson’s wife, Emily Tennessee Donelson. The letter, mostly filled with condolences for Donelson in regard to someone who had recently died, reads, “My dear Major, Your heart rending letter of the 23rd Decber[sic] is just recd–still it is a consolation to me to know that after your unfortunate detention, that you reached home to pay the last tribute of respects to her [mones or monis]–You must summon up all your fortitude on this trying and melancholy occasion–Ki[s]s the dear little children for me & give my kind regards to Mrs. [Emily] Donelson with my heartfelt condolence to her & to you & all the connection on this sad bereavement your affectionatly[sic] Andrew Jackson” with a post script reading “Major A. J. Donelson–P.S. I will write you soon & ask what I shall do with Dear [Eanelys or Zanelys] & your things here–I have the pictures carefully boxed with nunl[sic] A.J.” Address panel wirtten by Jackson with red ink Nashville, TN postmark stamp dated Jan 2 and traces of a wax seal, en verso. Housed under double-sided glass in a giltwood frame. Letter: 10″ H x 16″ W. Framed: 10″ H x 8 1/2″ W. Note: Andrew Jackson Donelson was the nephew and private secretary to Andrew Jackson after he won the 1828 presidential election. His wife Emily Donelson (1807-1836) was the niece of Rachel Donelson Jackson, Jackson’s wife, and served as White House hostess and first lady of the United States until the events of the Petticoat Affair in the early 1840’s put a strain on her relationship with Jackson. Emily Donelson died of tuberculosis on Dec. 19, 1836. This letter is dated January 2, 1836, but it is believed Andrew Jackson actually penned it on January 2, 1837, and mistakenly wrote the wrong year. The “Mrs. Donelson” mentioned later is probably Emily’s mother, Mary Purnell Donelson, who was likely living with her daughter since Emily was ill and Mary’s husband John had died in 1830.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Main body of letter with toning, primarily to left edge, light handling wear, writing and signature in good, legible condition. Traces of old paper repair, largest 4 1/4″ x 1/4″, to bottom left edge. Tears, largest 1 1/2″, to fold lines, with 3/4″ x 1/2″ tear resulting from opening of letter, left center, en verso. Tears and other condition issues do not affect signature or majority of writing. [See more photos →]

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635 Lot 635: President Andrew Jackson Signed Land Grant to William Marr of AL, 1829 President Andrew Jackson Signed Land Grant to William Marr of AL, 1829 Lot 635: President Andrew Jackson Signed Land Grant to William Marr of AL, 1829

President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), 7th president of the United States from 1829 to 1837, signed land document granting William M. Marr of Tuscaloosa, Alabama “…eighty acres, and twenty six hundredths of an acre…” in Calaba, AL, dated July 7, 1829. Signed “Andrew Jackson” lower right and countersigned by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, lower center. 10 1/4″ H x 15 3/4″ W. Note: Marr’s Spring, located on Marr’s Field and a part of the farmland owned by William Marr, was selected as the original site for the University of Alabama campus in 1827.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Toning, few minute scattered areas of foxing and dampstaining, tears, largest 1 1/2″, primarily to fold lines, areas of loss, largest 3/4″ x 1/2″, to edges of sheet, some flaking, and other general handling wear to be expected from age. Later pencil inscriptions, en verso. Jackson’s signature is in good, legible condition, not affected by condition issues, commissioner’s signature is affect by a tear to fold line. [See more photos →]

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636 Lot 636: Andrew Jackson related Archive of 7 Receipts and Checks Andrew Jackson related Archive of 7 Receipts and Checks Lot 636: Andrew Jackson related Archive of 7 Receipts and Checks

Archive of seven (7) paper ephemera items related to the finances of General Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837, including four (4) bills, lists, and receipts, and three (3) Bank of the State of Tennessee checks signed by Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871) on behalf of Andrew Jackson, 8 items. 1st item: Inventory list of items purchased for Andrew Jackson as the President of the United States from retailer Templeton and Denham, Washington, D.C., dated March 8, 1834. Items purchased during the period of December 14, 1833 to February 18, 1834, include a bottle of ink, wafers, reams of paper, and two pounds of black sand, for a total of $13.31. Notation indicating that the bill had been received, below. Later ink inscriptions, en verso. 2nd item: Inventory list of items purchased by General Andrew Jackson from Nashville merchant Josiah Nichol, dated December 29, 1828. Items purchased during the period of December 5, 1827 to December 29, 1828, include calico and other kinds of cloth, shoes, thread, knives, a barrel of whiskey, and other household and food items, with a running total factoring in some partial payments. Inscription summarizing the balance due for a total of $3,707.16 3/4, en verso. (Includes a Manilla folder from dealer Forest H. Sweet, Battle Creek, Michigan, with a handwritten inscription indicating that the 2nd item was purchased from a sale of items belonging to Andrew Jackson IV (1834-1906), who was a son of President Andrew Jackson's adopted son and Colonel of the First Tennessee Heavy Artillery in the Confederate Army.) 3rd item: Inventory list of items purchased by General Andrew Jackson, Nashville, TN, from James Stewart and Company, dated July 22, 1822. Items purchased in nails and salt for a total of $61.50. Ink inscription, en verso. 4th item: Receipt from General Andrew Jackson to Gordon and Burnet, stating that payments of $2.50 and $10.00 had been received, dated December 30, 1839. Late pencil inscription, en verso. 5th-7th items: Three (3) Bank of the State of Tennessee, Cashier of the Branch checks issued to and signed by Andrew Jackson Donelson on behalf of Andrew Jackson, including one (1) for $12.93, dated April 15, 1824; one (1) for $30, dated June 11, 1824; and one (1) for $300, dated June 14, 1824. Note: Andrew Jackson Donelson was the nephew and private secretary to Andrew Jackson after he won the 1828 presidential election. His wife Emily Donelson (1807-1836) was the niece of Rachel Donelson Jackson, Jackson's wife, and served as White House hostess and first lady of the United States until the events of the Petticoat Affair in the early 1840's put a strain on her relationship with Jackson. She died of tuberculosis in 1836.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition with general handling wear, toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears and minor holes, primarly to fold lines, areas of loss, pencil inscriptions from previous owners to be expected from age and manner of use. Items are not signed by Andrew Jackson. 4th item: Separation at right fold line with two pieces of old scotch tape repair. 8th item: Folder with toning, light handling wear including some creases. Inscription is in good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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637 Lot 637: Jackson Donelson TN ALS Archive incl. Emily Donelson signed letter, 14 items Jackson Donelson TN ALS Archive incl. Emily Donelson signed letter, 14 items Lot 637: Jackson Donelson TN ALS Archive incl. Emily Donelson signed letter, 14 items

Archive of fourteen (14) letters, primarily related to the family of American politician Andrew Jackson Donelson, Sr., (1799-1871) and his wife Emily Tennessee Donelson (1807-1836), including 1 letter written and signed by Emily Donelson. Note: Emily Donelson took over the duties of the First Lady to President Andrew Jackson following the death of his wife, Rachel in 1829. Andrew Jackson Donelson was the nephew and private secretary to President Andrew Jackson after he won the 1828 election. He was appointed by President James K. Polk to represent the United States during the annexation of Texas, and served as minister to Prussia from 1846 to 1849. 1st item: ALS. One page hand-written bifolium letter written by Andrew Jackson Donelson, Washington, D.C., to his second wife Elizabeth Anderson Martin Randolph Donelson (1815-1871), near The Hermitage, Nashville, TN, dated February 19, 1857. His short letter references his travels and his son Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr. (1826-1859) who is stationed at West Point "…very much to his gratification…" He urges his wife to make herself "…quiet and contented…" despite their infrequent correspondence due to his work. 2nd item: ALS. Two-page double-sided handwritten biofolium letter written by Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr., Fort Laramie, in present-day Wyoming, addressed to his father Andrew Jackson Donelson, Nashville, TN, dated August 19, 1850. The letter mostly discusses his daily life while stationed at the fort with the United States Army, in particular the flood of emigrants heading to California earlier that year, which he estimates "…amounted to at least 50000…" and "In addition…[a] large number of Mormons have gone by on their way to the Great Salt Lake to make their permanent home…" He does mention that the influx is slowing down to be replaced by Native Americans and white traders who he describes as "…either broken down gentlemen, abandoned characters, adventurers, or gamblers in search of a more dishonest way of making a fortune than gambling…" who then proceed to "…build a mud hut and begin to trade for the Indian's[sic] furs in all those little trinkets and trifles calculated to please the rudest and most uncultivated of mankind…then most of them marry among the Indians and raise families, and consider themselves in all respects freed from the ordinary restraints of society…" He also mentions the recent death of Major General Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), 12th president of the United States from 1849 until his death in 1850, writing "…He was a man I suppose of ordinary intellect, but one who filled an important part in the affairs of our country…" He ends the letter by urging him to write and by sending his familial regards. 3rd item: ALS. Two-page double-sided handwritten biofolium letter written by Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr., West Point, NY, addressed to his father Andrew Jackson Donelson, Washington, D.C., dated February 25, 1851. The letter discusses his recent travels and mentions that he visited his brother John Samuel Donelson (1832-1863), referred to in the letter as "Johnny," in New Haven, Connecticut. He also thanks his father "…for the present of a negro boy…" and suggests giving him $300 as recompense. Andrew, Jr. also writes of his career, stating that while he is happy with his current position at West Point he does not intend to stay for longer than a year and a half and that, regrettably, his ambition to join the Corp of Engineers does not seem possible due to "…Congre[s]s [laying] the Fortification bill on the table…" He ends the letter by discussing acquaintances and requests that his father remember him to various individuals, including a General Armstrong, likely Brigadier General Robert Armstrong (1792-1854) an officer in the United States Army, a candidate for the position of Governor of Tennessee, and a United States consul to Liverpool. Note: John Samuel Donelson was a Captain in the Confederate 154th Senior Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (1st Tennessee Volunteers) and died at the Battle of Chickamauga, fought on September 19-20, 1863. 4th-5th items: Two (2) Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr., West Point Military Academy, NY related paper ephemera items, including one (1) one page double-sided bifolium letter from Donelson, Jr. to his father, Donelson, Sr., New Orleans, LA, dated May 6, 1845. The letter, written while Donelson, Sr., was representing the U.S. during the annexation of Texas, refers to his involvement and to his meeting General Duff Green (1791-1875) with whom Donelson, Sr., became acquainted with in Texas. He also urges his father to "…tell me…whether the Texans will accept the annexation proposals; I see it stated in some of the papers that you dispatches to the government [they] are favourable–I have great hopes of the suce[s]s of the measure…" Donelson, Jr. also discusses the many issues that led to the impending Civil War, writing, "…I hear a great many rumors of war, and many accounts of anti-slavery, dissolution of the union, infidel; and other convention:–and the slavery question is about to cause a division in some of the churches–I am in hopes however that it will all come out right, although I fear some evil will be the consequence of all these commotions if the rumours[sic] about them are correct…". Also includes one (1) West Point Class and Conduct Report for Donelson, Jr., dated April 20, 1848. 6th item: ALS. Two-page double-sided handwritten bifolium letter from A.J. Donelson, Sr.'s first wife Emily Donelson (1807-1836) niece of Rachel Donelson Jackson, White House hostess and acting first lady of the United States, Washington, D.C., to her mother, Mary Donelson, Nashville, TN, September 20th, circa 1829-34. The letter discusses family matters. 7th-12th items: Five (5) additional handwritten letters written by Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr., addressed to his father Andrew Jackson Donelson, addressed to and from various locations, including one (1) from Paris, France, written to his father in Berlin, Prussia, while Donelson, Sr. was the US envoy to the short-lived revolutionary government of Germany in Frankfurt, dated January 24, 1849; two (2) from Fort Laramie, dated February 27 and April 3, 1850; one (1) from Fort Kearny, Oregon Route, dated November 3, 1850; and one (1) from West Point, New York, dated June 6, 1851. 13th-14th items: Two (2) handwritten letters from Meriwether Lewis Randolph (1810-1837), the first husband of Elizabeth Anderson Martin Randolph Donelson, including one (1) addressed from Clifton, TN, to Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr., Washington, D.C., dated April 15, [1836], announcing the death of his mother-in-law, Catherine Donelson Martin (1799-1836); and one (1) from Little Rock, Arkansas, addressed to his brother-in-law, James Glasgow Martin (1823-1904), dated March 6, 1837, discussing his plantation and business affairs in Arkansas. Note: Meriwether Lewis Randolph was the grandson of Thomas Jefferson, friend of Andrew Jackson, and served as the last secretary of the Arkansas Territory. Biography: "Andrew Jackson Donelson, son of Samuel and Mary Donelson, was a soldier, lawyer, politician, and diplomat. After his father's death around 1804 and his mother's remarriage, Donelson was reared at the Hermitage, home of his aunt, Rachel Donelson Jackson, and his namesake Andrew Jackson. He graduated from West Point, second in his class, and served as General Jackson's aide-de-camp during the Seminole campaign. After this conflict, he resigned from the army and studied law at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1823 Donelson returned to Nashville to practice law and within the year married his first cousin, Emily Tennessee Donelson. He inherited his father's property adjacent to the Hermitage, and the Donelsons had their home, Tulip Grove, constructed while they were in Washington with President Jackson during most of his two terms. Donelson served as the president's private secretary, and Emily acted as the official hostess of the White House. Emily died of tuberculosis in 1836, shortly after Tulip Grove was completed, leaving four small children. Donelson remarried five years later and had eight more children with his second wife, Elizabeth Martin Randolph. After Donelson's return to Nashville, he was appointed by President John Tyler to negotiate the annexation of Texas. His success in this undertaking led to his appointment as minister to Prussia from 1846 to 1849. In 1851 he became editor of the Washington Union but left this position as the Democratic Party moved toward sectionalism. Donelson ran for vice-president on the Millard Fillmore ticket with the support of the Know-Nothing Party in 1856. Their loss ended his national political career. In 1858 he sold Tulip Grove to Mark Cockrill and moved his family and his law practice to Memphis, where he remained active in local politics. He died in Memphis in 1871." (source: "Andrew Jackson Donelson" by Camille Wells, from the "Tennessee Encyclopedia," published by the Tennessee Historical Society, October 8, 2017, accessed October 31, 2022, https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/andrew-jackson-donelson/).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letters in overall good, legible condition with general handling wear, toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, possible tears, areas of loss, pencil inscriptions from previous owners to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

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638 Lot 638: AJ Donelson's Invitation to Lafayette Ball in Nashville 1825, des. by Ralph Earl AJ Donelson's Invitation to Lafayette Ball in Nashville 1825, des. by Ralph Earl Lot 638: AJ Donelson's Invitation to Lafayette Ball in Nashville 1825, des. by Ralph Earl

Engraved invitation to the Ball held in Nashville, Tennessee in 1825 to welcome Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de La Fayette, General Gilbert du Motier (1757-1834) on his tour of the United States. The invitation, designed by artist Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl (Tennessee/Connecticut/England, 1788-1838), is addressed to Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871), nephew and private secretary to President Andrew Jackson. Dated April 7, 1825, the invitation includes the names of several prominent "managers" of the event, enclosed within a decorative arch, flanked by busts of then-General Jackson and La Fayette on columns emblazoned with names of Revolutionary War battles, and surmounted by a larger bust of George Washington surrounded by clouds and patriotic motifs with the words "WELCOME LA FAYETTE", top. Artist and engraver name C.C. Torrey, lower left and right below image. Label for The Veerhof Galleries, Washington, D.C., en verso of frame. Housed under double-sided glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 7 3/8" H x 4 7/8" W. Framed: 8 1/2" H x 6" W. Note: In 1777, the then 19-year old Marquis de La Fayette left his home in France to join America's fight for independence. His assistance proved greatly consequential, and in 1824, President James Monroe asked Lafayette to revisit the United States as the "Nation's Guest". His celebratory tour was remembered as "a triumphal march to which there had never been a parallel in the history of the nation" (Wilkins Tannehill, The Port Folio, Nashville, 1848, p. 150). It included visits to more than 40 cities in 15 states, where he was greeted as a hero with parades and parties. "The Lafayette Ball", held May 5, was the social event of the year in Nashville. It was held at the Masonic Hall with three hundred guests in attendance and, according to period accounts, included a lavish dinner and dancing. After being toasted by the ladies, Lafayette is said to have toasted them in return saying "Tennessee Beauty – equal to Tennessee Valor." (Source: Ann Harwell Wells, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 1, 1975). The designer of this rare invitation, artist Ralph Earl, was Andrew Jackson's confidante, relative by marriage, and "court painter" during his eight years in the White House (1829-1837). In this capacity Earl produced numerous likenesses of the seventh president and his social circle. Note: This particular invitation is discussed in "Selling Andrew Jackson: Ralph E. W. Earl and the Politics of Portraiture" by Rachel Stephens, published by the University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, 2018, p. 66.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall toning, minute foxing spots, stains due to handling wear, creases and fold lines with very minute tears. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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639 Lot 639: Invitation to Pres. Elect Andrew Jackson Nashville Ball, 1828 Invitation to Pres. Elect Andrew Jackson Nashville Ball, 1828 Lot 639: Invitation to Pres. Elect Andrew Jackson Nashville Ball, 1828

Engraved broadside invitation to an ill-fated ball, planned to celebrate the election of President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) in Nashville, Tennessee. The ball was to be held at "Mr. Edmondson's Hotel", also known as the City Hotel, on December 23, 1828. It was cancelled when Jackson's beloved wife, Rachel, passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack on December 22. The paper invitation, dated Dec. 10, 1828, was printed with the names of several "managers" enclosed within a decorative arch and the image of an American eagle surmounted by stars, with the words "VOX POPULI VOX DEI" at the top; this particular invitation appears to be addressed to "Mrs. Andrew J. Donaldson", likely Emily Donelson, who would go on to assume Rachel Jackson's duties as First Lady in Andrew Jackson's White House. Label en verso for The Veerhof Galleries, Washington, D.C. Housed under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 7 3/8" H x 4 7/8" W. Framed: 8 1/2" H x 6" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall toning, very few scattered minute foxing spots, 1" x 1/2" area of staining, possibly handling wear, top left. Approx. 1" tear to fold line, top right. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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640 Lot 640: Jacksonian Satirical Humbug Glory Banknote, Panic of 1837 Related, 2 items Jacksonian Satirical Humbug Glory Banknote, Panic of 1837 Related, 2 items Lot 640: Jacksonian Satirical Humbug Glory Banknote, Panic of 1837 Related, 2 items

Satirical 6 cents Humbug Glory Bank note, Washington, D.C., dated August 21, 1837. Printed during the Panic of 1837 that began during the presidency of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837, the note is payable to Missouri senator “Tumble Bug [Thomas Hart] Benton,” nicknamed “Old Bullion”, with printed signatures for “Cunning Reuben [Miles Whitney],” anti-bank advisor to Jackson, as cashier of the bank, and “Honest Amos [Kendall], fourth auditor of the Treasury, postmaster General, and Martin Van Buren advisor, as president of the bank, with a “Sc” maker’s mark for Martin Van Buren, eighth Vice President and eighth President from 1837-1841. Vignettes and lettering include imagery and phrases connected to Andrew Jackson, including several stacked coins with Jackson’s head, left; a jackass with the title “Roman Firmness” and a hickory leaf in reference to Jackson’s nickname “Old Hickory,” top center and right; a vignette showing a top hat, clay pipe, spectacles, hickory stick, and veto of the 1832 bill to recharter the Bank of the United States, center right; with a quote from Jackson’s March 1837 farewell address, “I leave this great people prosperous and happy” across the top center. Blank reverse. 3 1/4″ H x 7 3/8″ W.

2nd item: Manilla folder from dealer Forest H. Sweet, Battle Creek, Michigan, with a handwritten inscription indicating that the 1st item was purchased from a sale of items belonging to Andrew Jackson IV (1834-1906), who was a son of President Andrew Jackson’s adopted son and Colonel of the First Tennessee Heavy Artillery in the Confederate Army. 13″ H x 20″ W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: About Uncirculated with toning, light handling wear, very few minute scattered foxing spots, minor corner folds, two pinprick holes, one to center left margin and one to center right margin. 2nd item: Folder with toning, light handling wear including some creases. Inscription is in good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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641 Lot 641: 2 Scarce Andrew Jackson Pamphlets, incl. C. Gayarre, R. K. Call 2 Scarce Andrew Jackson Pamphlets, incl. C. Gayarre, R. K. Call Lot 641: 2 Scarce Andrew Jackson Pamphlets, incl. C. Gayarre, R. K. Call

1st item: A SKETCH OF GENERAL JACKSON: BY HIMSELF, by Charles Gayarre, printed by E. C. Wharton, New Orleans, 1857. Softcover octavo, 21 pages of text taken primarily from Jackson's private correspondence, bound in original stitched printed wrappers. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 1/16" D. Note: Charles-Etienne Arthur Gayarre (1805-1895) was Secretary of State of Louisiana from 1845-53 and is remembered for his histories of Louisiana. 2nd item: EULOGIUM UPON GEN. ANDREW JACKSON. DELIVERED IN TALLAHASSEE, ON SATURDAY, THE 19TH JULY, by R. K. Call, printed by Joseph Clisby, Tallahassee, Office of the Florida Sentinel, 1845. Softcover octavo, 21 pages of text comprising the Eulogium and a letter to the editor of the Florida Sentinel, bound in original stitched printed wrappers. 9 3/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 1/16" D. Note: Richard Keith Call (1792-1862) was a protege and former military aide to Jackson during the War of 1812, and was later Governor of the Florida Territory from 1836-39.

CONDITION: 1st item: Covers and pages with varying degrees of toning, foxing, creases, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. 3 1/2" tear, top right of back cover near binding. Stitching is intact. 2nd item: Covers and pages with toning, foxing, tears, dampstaining, areas of loss, largest 3 3/4" x 6" W, to bottom sections of last few pages rendering them partially illegible. Covers and pages are separated from stitching and are in three sections. [See more photos →]

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642 Lot 642: TN Gov. James K. Polk Signed Letter, 1841 TN Gov. James K. Polk Signed Letter, 1841 Lot 642: TN Gov. James K. Polk Signed Letter, 1841

ALS. One page handwritten bifolium letter from Tennessee Governor James K. Polk (1795-1849), 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849, Nashville, TN, addressed to William M. Lowry, Greeneville, Greene County, TN, dated March 23, 1841. Composed during his last year in office as the 9th Governor of Tennessee, Polk writes "My Dear Sir, I have received your letter–and have only time to enclose to you the [opinion?] of the Editors of the Union–for the Plain Dealer, and to say–that I open the [council or congress] on Saturday next at Murfreesboro–in buoyant spirit, and confident of suce[s]s,–if I can be only reasonably sustained by the local candidates. You will see from the newspapers–that I will be with my competitors at his appointments in East Tenne[s]see, as far as my official duties will permit.– Yours Truly James K Polk." Addressed to Lowry with blue ink Nashville, TN postmark stamp, illegible date, en verso. Letter: 10" H x 16" W. Note: William M. Lowry was on the original board of trustees when Tusculum Academy, founded by Dr. Samuel Doak in 1818, was incorporated and became Tusculum College.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Obverse of letter with multiple old scotch tape repairs to fold lines, largest 8 1/8" x 3/4", with resulting acid burn; tears, largest 1/4", to fold lines; scattered foxing spots, toning, waviness, later pencil inscriptions; otherwise legible condition. Ending flourish to Polk signature is affected by scotch tape acid burn. Reverse of letter with 7 1/2" x 1 7/8" area of loss to left side, toning, foxing spots, general handling wear, later ink and pencil inscriptions. [See more photos →]

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643 Lot 643: Collection of 28 John Overton Signed Bank Checks, most Nashville, TN, 1810-1821 (29 total) Collection of 28 John Overton Signed Bank Checks, most Nashville, TN, 1810-1821 (29 total) Lot 643: Collection of 28 John Overton Signed Bank Checks, most Nashville, TN, 1810-1821 (29 total)

Collection of 29 bank checks and promissory notes; includes 28 signed by prominent early Tennesseean John Overton (1766-1833), dated between 1810 and 1832, plus one (1) unrelated item. One Overton signed check is dated to Thomas Jefferson and dated July 13, 1810. Other payees include Joshua Pilcher, Simon Bradford, Robertson Henry, Randall McGavock, Stephen Cantrell Jr., C.D. Gwinn, Dr. John Simpson, and "Book Store." Many of the checks are punched with an "X" mark and some are endorsed en verso. Most of the drawees are Nashville, Tennessee banks, including the State Bank at Nashville and the Yeatman, Woods & Co's Banking & Exchange House. Also included is one (1) promissory note, apparently unrelated to Overton, dated 1799 signed by John Brown, James Stuart, William Chester and John Kennedy, to John Morrow. All checks range in size from 2" H x 5 1/4" W to 5" H x 7 1/2" W. Note: Judge John Overton was an early Tennessee lawyer, jurist, banker, political figure, and friend and advisor to Andrew Jackson, co-founder of Memphis and owner of Traveller's Rest Plantation.The exact identity of the Thomas Jefferson to whom the July 13, 1810 check is made payable is unknown. It is endorsed by Overton en verso, not by Jefferson.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All checks with expected toning. Jefferson check has hole to center and 2" Tear to upper middle. Some with creasing to ends and minor tearing and chipping along edges. [See more photos →]

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644 Lot 644: Archive of 8 Civil War CSA Cabinet Member Letters, incl. Seddon, Randolph, Walker, Mallory, Memminger, Stephens, Tyler Archive of 8 Civil War CSA Cabinet Member Letters, incl. Seddon, Randolph, Walker, Mallory, Memminger, Stephens, Tyler Lot 644: Archive of 8 Civil War CSA Cabinet Member Letters, incl. Seddon, Randolph, Walker, Mallory, Memminger, Stephens, Tyler

1st item: Civil War era ALS. One page handwritten letter from James Alexander Seddon (1815-1880), 4th Confederate States Secretary of War from November 21, 1862 to February 5, 1865, War Department, presumably in Richmond, VA, addressed to General Braxton Bragg (1817-1876), no location, but likely also in Richmond or elsewhere in VA, dated April 9, 1864. The letter discusses intelligence that Seddon has received regarding the movements of Union Army Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-1893) during his command of the Army of the James, just prior to the commencement of Union Army Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant’s (1822-1885) Overland Campaign, a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June 1864, reading “Genl I send herewith a communication submitted by the Signal Corps as to the plans of the enemy. Gen’l [Arnold Elzey Jones Jr. (1816-1871)] showed me yesterday a telegram from one of his officers in the Peninsula informing him of intelligence derived from Deserters, several of whom coming at different hours, that Butler was about to advance with some four thousand men towards Bottoms Bridge [New Kent County, Virginia]. If such movement is contemplated with so small a force, it is probably merely to prevent communication and mark the early landing and advance of a much larger force. These matters are submitted however with confidence to your better judgment. Very truly yrs James A Seddon Secty of War.” with postscript reading “P.S. I send also for your perusal a letter from a secret agent who has just gone to Maryland. JAS” lower left. Includes a typed transcription, does not include an envelope or the letter from the secret agent in Maryland alluded to in Seddon’s postscript. Letter: 8″ H x 5″ W.

2nd item: Civil War era ALS. One page handwritten letter from George Wythe Randolph (1818-1867), 3rd Confederate States Secretary of War from March 24 to November 15, 1862, Richmond, VA, addressed to His Excellency John Letcher (1813-1884), 34th Governor of Virginia from January 1, 1860, to January 1, 1864, no location, presumably also in Richmond, VA, dated July 31, 1862. The letter, written on Confederate States of America (CSA) Department of War stationery, reads “Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 28th inst and to inform you that it will receive the careful consideration of the Department. The principal obstacle to the infliction of punishment for treason, in the case cited by your Excellency, is the greater facility possessed by the enemy for retaliation. Very respectfully Your obdt. servt. Geo. W. Randolph Secretary of War.” Ink inscriptions, en verso. Includes a typed transcription, does not include an envelope. Letter: 10″ H x 7 1/2″ W.

3rd-4th items: Civil War era ALS. One double-sided page handwritten letter from LeRoy Pope Walker (1817-1884), 1st Confederate States Secretary of War from February 25, 1861 to September 16, 1861, Richmond, VA, to Isham G. Harris (1818-1897), 16th governor of Tennessee from 1857 to 1862, Nashville, TN, dated July 18, 1861. The letter, written on CSA War Department stationery, primarily references a letter written by Mr, Yerger of Corinth, MS, to Jefferson Davis, that suggests in concurrence with “… testimony of other writers, additional troops, in my opinion, should be sent forward without delay. If the guns at Chattanooga are not being manufactured for us, they ought to be secured at once; and a reconnaissance of the point described ought to be ordered. Very Respectfully your obt servant L. P. Walker Secty of War.” Includes a three-page handwritten excerpt from the letter, with later pencil inscription reading “July 19, 1861″ top right of first page. Includes a typed transcription of the Walker letter, does not include an envelope. Letter: 9 3/4″ H x 7 3/4” W.

5th item: Civil War era ALS. One page handwritten bifolium letter from Stephen Russell Mallory (1812-1873), Confederate States Secretary of the Navy from March 4, 1861, to May 2, 1865, Richmond, VA, addressed to Judah Philip Benjamin (1811-1884), as 3rd Confederate States Secretary of State from March 18, 1862, to May 10, 1865, no location, likely also in Richmond, VA, dated May 26, 1863. The brief letter, written on CSA Navy Department stationary, reads “Sir I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 25th instant, together with copies of the “Mechanics Magazine” and “Enquirer”, and for which you will be pleased to accept my thanks. The papers contain information of value to the Department. I am respectfully, Your obt. servt. S R Mallory Secretary of the Navy.” Includes a typed transcription, does not include an envelope. Letter: 10″ H x 7 7/8″ W.

6th item: Pre Civil War era ALS. One double-sided page handwritten bifolium letter from Christopher Gustavus Memminger (1803-1888), 1st Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury from February 25, 1861, to July 18, 1864, Executive Office, Treasury Department, no location, addressed to Byrd Douglas, likely the grandfather of Judge Byrd Douglas (1894-1965), Nashville, TN, dated January 21, 1861. Written prior to the formation of the CSA and the succession of Tennessee from the Union, the letter reads “Sir I am directed by his Excellency the Governor to acknowledge receipt of the One Thousand Dollars enclosed in your letter of the 17th inst. The cordial sympathy with our people which you express, adds greatly to the value of the donation, and I am instructed by His Excellency to convey to you his high appreciation of your generous patriotism. The warm interest you evince in our common cause gives cheering assurance that no long time will elapse before every true hearted son of the South will hold the same elevated and patriotic sentiments which you have so nobly displayed; and that Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia will come up to vindicate that common cause. Allow me also to extend the same grateful acknowledgment to your brave and efficient sons whose services Tennessee may well be proud to claim in her hour of need, and whom we honor not the less that we at present do not avail ourselves of their generous offer. To such loyal hearts and strong arms the South may fearlessly confide her defence[sic], and by such disinterested patriotism and generosity will the cause of truth and freedom triump[sic] with assurances of high consideration and respect, Your Obt Servt C G Memminger. Ink inscription, en verso. Includes a typed transcription, does not include an envelope. Letter: 9 7/8″ H x 8” W.

7th item: Civil War era ALS. One page handwritten bifolium letter from Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), vice president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865, Crawfordville, GA, to Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894), 42nd Governor of Georgia from 1857 to 1865, no location, likely Atlanta, GA, dated June 21, 1861. The letter reads “Dear Sir–When in Warrenton day before yesterday a gentleman from Augusta told me that some public arms of the State had been left in his possession. I requested him to give me a statement of facts in writing. This has been done in the enclosed letter. I now send it to you that you may take measures to get them. Any arms will be needed. Yours truly Alexander H. Stephens” with possible later ink inscription “Hon AH Stephens July 24 1861” top left. One page handwritten letter from Austin Mullarky, proprietor of the Globe Hotel Augusta, GA, to Stephens, dated June 20, 1861, stating that muskets, swords, and other weapons had been left with him by Captain Robert Ligon McWhorter (1819-1908), 3rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C (“Dawson Grays”), en verso of Stephen’s letter to Brown. Includes a typed transcription of Stephen’s letter to Brown with a summary of Mullarky’s letter to Stephens, does not include an envelope. Letter: 10″ H x 8″ W.

8th item: ALS. One page handwritten letter from Robert Tyler (1816-1877), Confederate Register of the Treasury from 1861 to 1865, Richmond, VA, addressed to the CSA Treasury Department, Register’s Office, dated October 26, 1861. The letter, written in regard to the bank notes that were soon to be issued by the Mechanics Banks of Augusta, GA on behalf of the CSA, reads “It is hereby Certified that the Confederate States of America are indebted unto the Mechanics Banks, Augusta, Geo or assigns on the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars, payable on demand in Treasury Note, with interest from the 21st day of October 1861…to the day of redemption, at the rate of five per cent annum. Ro Tyler Register of the Treasury of CSA.” Additional inscription stating that one hundred thousand dollars had been received from the CSA Treasury, signed by Charles A. Rowland for the Mechanics Banks, dated February 26, 1862. Does not include an envelope or a transcription. Letter: 12 1/2″ H x 8″ W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition with some toning, minute scattered foxing spots, minor areas of dampstaining, pencil inscriptions from previous owners, and general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. No envelopes are included. 2nd item: Areas of loss to edges of sheet, largest 1/2″ x 1/8″, pencil numeral, lower left, separations to both horizontal fold lines, old scotch tape repairs, en verso. 5th item: 3/4″ tear, lower left edge of sheet, pencil inscriptions, top and lower left and lower right, wear along top margin, en verso. 6th item: Tears, largest 3/4″, to fold lines. 8th item: Tears, largest 1 1/4″, to fold lines, minor areas of loss to lower edge. [See more photos →]

$1,600.00$1,800.00
645 Lot 645: Civil War Jefferson Davis Signed Letter to Robert E. Lee, May 1864 Civil War Jefferson Davis Signed Letter to Robert E. Lee, May 1864 Lot 645: Civil War Jefferson Davis Signed Letter to Robert E. Lee, May 1864

Civil War era ALS. One-page bifolium handwritten autographed letter signed by Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889) as president of the Confederate States of America (CSA) from 1861 to 1865, Richmond, Virginia, writing to General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870), Headquarters of the Army of Virginia, dated May 12, 1864. Composed shortly after the events of the Battle of the Wilderness (fought on May 5-7, 1864), Davis writes "Your conduct of the Wilderness fight has won you much praise in the City [of Richmond] and the Sec[retary] of War [James Seddon] is justly proud of your achievement and I am greatly pleased and extend the congratulations not only of myself but the members of the Cabinet. I am much disappointed to learn of [Lieutenant General James] Longstreet's tardiness. Will you try to arrange matters so that I might see you in person within the next ten days. Respectfully yours, Jefferson Davis." Does not include envelope, typed transcription is included. Letter: 8 1/8" H x 10" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Writing and signature are in overall good, legible condition with fading, particularly toward the end of the letter. Fold lines with very minute tears towards the edges. General handling wear, areas of dampstaining, largest 5 3/4" x 6" (partially affects signature). Minute area of stick residue to lower left and right, interior of bifolium. [See more photos →]

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646 Lot 646: Civil War Robert E. Lee Signed Letter to William Jackson Civil War Robert E. Lee Signed Letter to William Jackson Lot 646: Civil War Robert E. Lee Signed Letter to William Jackson

Civil War era ALS. One-page handwritten autographed letter signed by General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870), Gaines Mill, Virginia, written to William C. Jackson, Augusta, Georgia, dated June 11, 1864. Composed during the events of the Battle of Cold Harbor (fought in Hanover County, VA, May 31-June 12, 1864), Lee writes "My dear Sir I am very much obliged to you for the pieces of Cotton you have been so kind as to send me. They will prove very useful & I shall enjoy the garments into which they will be Converted more than if made of the finest foreighn[sic] fabric. Our true road to independence is to depend upon ourselves & to make all that we require With great respect Your Obl Servant R E Lee" with additional inscription "Mr. Wm C. Jackson" lower left. Does not include envelope, one (1) typed transcription is included with addition of Jackson's address. Letter: 9 1/4" H x 7 1/8" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letter in overall good, legible condition with toning, few scattered minute foxing spots, some minor smudging to letters. Toning impression of envelope reading "Mr Wm C. Jackson/Augusta/Georgia" with later pencil inscriptions, and two pieces of scotch tape, largest 1 1/8" x 1/8", top and bottom of right edges, en verso of letter. [See more photos →]

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647 Lot 647: Robert E. Lee Signed CDV, Traveller & Lee CDV by Plecker, 2 items Robert E. Lee Signed CDV, Traveller & Lee CDV by Plecker, 2 items Lot 647: Robert E. Lee Signed CDV, Traveller & Lee CDV by Plecker, 2 items

1st item: Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) signed carte-de-visite (CDV) depicting a bust portrait of Lee in his Civil War-era Confederate uniform. Signed "R E Lee" to white archival tape affixed to bottom of CDV. No studio marks. 4 1/8" H x 2 1/2" W. 2nd item: CDV depicting Lee standing in profile beside his most famous war-time horse, Traveller (1857-1871), at Rockbridge Baths, Virginia, in the summer of 1866. Studio marks for A. H. Plecker, Traveling Gallery, en verso. 4" H x 2 1/2" W. Note: This image was taken by Adam H. Plecker (1840-1929) with his assistant Michael Miley (1841-1918), who would go on to take many photographs of Lee during his career, so much so that he is often referred to as "General Lee's photographer". Allegedly, the original negative for this image was lost or broken, therefore all examples of this image are copies of the original photographic print and are heavily retouched.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Lee signature slightly faint but in good, legible condition. General handling wear to white tape and CDV, slightly chipped to corners. Later pencil inscriptions, en verso. 2nd item: Minor creases, 1/4" scratch to top center of image, rubbing, corners are chipped. Ink inscriptions dated 1857 with affixed paper label with explanation of CDV, en verso. [See more photos →]

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648 Lot 648:  Robert E. Lee CDVs, incl. Anthony and Brady Marks and signed $20 CSA bill, total fifteen (15) items Robert E. Lee CDVs, incl. Anthony and Brady Marks and signed $20 CSA bill, total fifteen (15) items Lot 648:  Robert E. Lee CDVs, incl. Anthony and Brady Marks and signed $20 CSA bill, total fifteen (15) items

Photograph album containing fourteen (14) carte de visite (CDV) depicting Lee, including eight (8) depicting bust portraits of Lee in his Civil War era Confederate uniform, three (3) with studio marks including C.D. Fredericks and Company, NY, Morse’s Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, TN, and The Lee Gallery, Richmond, VA; one (1) full-length standing portrait of Lee in his Civil War era Confederate uniform, no studio mark; one (1) three-quarter length standing portrait of Lee in his Civil War era Confederate uniform, no studio mark; two (2) bust portraits of Lee in his Mexican War era United States uniform, both with E. Anthony or E and H.T. Anthony, NY studio marks; and two (2) depicting a seated Lee in 19th-century three-piece suits, one (1) likely Mexican War era, Allen and Horton, Boston, MA studio mark, and one (1) later in life, possibly after the Civil War, M.B. Brady and Company, Washington, D.C. and NY studio mark and a blue George Washington U.S. Internal Revenue Proprietary stamp, en verso. Note: the inscriptions on the CDVs are not believed to be in Lee’s handwriting. All housed in a blue leatherette photo album with a zipper closure. Album: 5 3/8″ H x 4 1/2″ W x 1 1/8″ D. 15th item: Signed T-67 $20 bill, Series X, issued in Richmond, VA, February 17, 1864, engraved by Keatinge and Ball, Columbia, SC. Vignette of the Tennessee State Capitol Building, top center, portrait of Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President of the CSA, lower right. For Register/For Treasurer signatures. Serial Number 34203/ pp A. Signed “R. E. Lee” top left of bill, in capitol building vignette. 3 3/8″ H x 7 1/4″ W. Note – the signature on this bill has variances from known, authenticated signatures of Robert E. Lee.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: CDVs with varying degrees of toning, foxing spots, staining, some rubbing, losses to corners, minor pencil and ink inscriptions from previous owners and general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. One bust portrait of Lee in Confederate uniform with paper clip indentation, one bust portrait of Lee in Confederate uniform with orange ink stamp to top left of image. Photo album with peeling, tears to edges. 15th item – Uncirculated/About Uncirculated condition. [See more photos →]

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649 Lot 649: Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson ALS to His Sister Laura, New Orleans Barracks, 1848 Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson ALS to His Sister Laura, New Orleans Barracks, 1848 Lot 649: Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson ALS to His Sister Laura, New Orleans Barracks, 1848

One page handwritten bifolium signed letter from Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863), written in the New Orleans Barracks, Louisiana, during his career as a Second Lieutenant in Company K of the 1st U.S. Artillery Regiment, addressed to his sister Laura Ann Jackson Arnold (1826-1911), Beverly, Randolph County, [now West] Virginia, dated July 19, [no year but believed to be written in 1848]. The brief letter primarily outlines his recent travels and travel plans, writing "Dear Sister, At last I have returned from my foreign ramble, and I hope that my abscence[sic] has at least been beneficial to my health. I was much pleased at receiving at Jalapa two letters from you, which be assured gave me much relief from anxiety. My object in writing at present is to announce my arrival. From this place I expect to start tomorrow for New York by sea. I had my Daguerotype[sic] taken today and would send it to you had I an opportunity. Direct your letters to the city of New York. Remember me to Mr. Arnold, the balance of the family, and other enquiring firends. Your true brother T. J. Jackson." Handwritten address panel to Laura with black ink New Orleans postmark stamp, dated July 22, with later pencil inscription and traces of a red seal, en verso of bifolium. Lot also includes one (1) carte de visite (CDV) depicting a bust portrait of Jackson in his U.S. Military uniform; one (1) photogravure depicting a seated Jackson in his Confederate uniform, published by Johnson, Wilson, and Company, New York; one (1) double-sided typed biography of Jackson; and one (1) one page typed transcription of the letter. Letter: 10" H x 16" W. Note: "The close relationship between Laura and her brother Thomas was destroyed during the war. While he emerged as General Stonewall Jackson, a Confederate military leader, Laura remained a Unionist, and ultimately became estranged from both her brother and other members of the Jackson family. When Laura learned in 1863 that her brother had died after the Battle of Chancellorsville, a Pennsylvania Cavalry officer recorded her reaction in a letter home. When she 'heard of her brother's death, she seemed much depressed, but said she would rather know that he was dead than to have him a leader in the rebel army.' The wartime differences between Laura and her husband Jonathan Arnold led to a scandalous divorce in 1870, initiated by Jonathan. Afterward, she moved to Buckhannon, West Virginia; he stayed in the house in Beverly, living there until his death in 1883. In 1897, the assembled Society of the Army of West Virginia made Laura an honorary member for her 'patriotism and past efforts on behalf of Union arms.' In 1905, she attended a reunion of the 5th West Virginia Cavalry, which had occupied her hometown of Beverly after the Battle of Rich Mountain. The old veterans named her Mother of the Regiment for her efforts as nurse to their injured. If Laura Jackson Arnold ever had remorse over the permanent separation from her brother, she never expressed it publicly. She remained a Unionist to the end of her life, and made no effort to associate with any member of the Jackson family. Laura Ann Jackson Arnold died September 24, 1911, at the home of her daughter-in-law, and was buried in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon, West Virginia." (source: "Laura Jackson Arnold," Civil War Women Blog, dated November 29, 2010, accessed October 17, 2022, https://web.archive.org/web/20101223175507/http://www.civilwarwomenblog.com/2010/11/laura-jackson-arnold.html).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letter in overall good, legible condition with light toning, scattered foxing spots, creases, general handling wear. Very minor tears, areas of loss to fold lines and edges of sheet, largest 1 1/4" x 3/4" area resulting from torn seal. Paper ephemera items with few scattered foxing spots, toning, handling wear. [See more photos →]

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650 Lot 650: CSA Gen. J. C. Breckinridge Signed Letter to Brig. Gen. Thomas Gordan, 1862 CSA Gen. J. C. Breckinridge Signed Letter to Brig. Gen. Thomas Gordan, 1862 Lot 650: CSA Gen. J. C. Breckinridge Signed Letter to Brig. Gen. Thomas Gordan, 1862

Civil War era ALS. One page handwritten letter from Major General John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875), the 14th and youngest-ever vice president of the United States, serving from 1857 to 1861, and Confederate Secretary of War in 1865, no location, to Brigadier General Thomas Jordan (1819-1895), no location, dated May 16, no year but believed to be written in 1862. The letter, written after Breckinridge had joined Earl Van Dorn near Vicksburg, Mississippi and while Jordan served as chief of staff for General Braxton Bragg during his Kentucky Campaign, primarily references John Hunt Morgan's raids in Kentucky, reading "General I called to see you Capt Gano, who has two Texas mounted companies just from Grand Junction–and Captain [Jenke or Lenke or Jenks] of Morgan's Squadron, who has thirty men of the squadron ready to join Morgan. I understand you to say that orders would be given for them to go to Morgan or cooperate with him as soon as ready. They are now ready. [Jenke or Lenke or Jenks] should have some money to remount some of his men (a number of the horses being very inferior) or authority to take and give receipts–the former preferable. Yours truly, John C. Breckinridge Major Gen C S A." with additional inscription "Brig. Gen Thos Jordan A A G" lower right. Includes a typed transcription, does not include envelope. Letter: 9" H x 5 1/2" W. Note: Richard Montgomery Gano (1830-1913) was the son of John Allen Gano, who was the son of General Richard M. Gano, a veteran of the War of 1812. Gano was a physician in Baton Rouge, LA and then also a farmer, horse breeder, and a member of the Texas legislature in Grapevine Prairie, TX. He resigned his seat in 1861 to enter the Confederate Service and was elected captain of the "Grapevine Volunteers", a company of mounted riflemen he had raised. By early March 1862, he had reorganized his unit into a partial cavalry squadron of two companies, which was mustered into direct Confederate service and was assigned to Colonel John Hunt Morgan's 2nd Kentucky Cavalry at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Capt. Gano, commanding Company G, took part in Morgan's first Kentucky raid in July 1862 as well as Morgan's raid on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in August. During the latter campaign, he was promoted to major in command of a full cavalry squadron (his original two companies plus a third company raised in Tennessee), which he led at the Battle of Gallatin. By September 1862, Gano was promoted to colonel [leading us to surmise that the letter was written in 1862] in Gen. Morgan's new cavalry brigade and was ultimately promoted to Brigadier General.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good legible condition with minor areas of staining, pinprick holes, 1/4" area of loss with 3/8" tear, center of left edge of sheet, fold lines and creases, pencil numeral from previous owner, top left, and general handling wear, to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

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651 Lot 651: 5 TN Civil War Related Political Items, incl. Gov. Harris ALS, Gov. Brownlow ALS 5 TN Civil War Related Political Items, incl. Gov. Harris ALS, Gov. Brownlow ALS Lot 651: 5 TN Civil War Related Political Items, incl. Gov. Harris ALS, Gov. Brownlow ALS

1st-2nd items: Civil War era ALS. One page handwritten letter signed by Tennessee Governor and Confederate sympathizer Isham Green Harris (1818-1897), 16th governor of Tennessee from 1857 to 1862 and U.S. senator from 1877 until his death, Nashville, TN, written to an unknown recipient, dated February 26, 1861. The brief letter, written on stationary with a vignette of the state capitol, top center, reads "Sir, Your letter of the of 23 jnot[sic] has been duly received. Very Respectfully Isham G. Harris." Does not include envelope. Includes a carte-de-visite (CDV) depicting a lithographed bust portrait of Harris with lettering reading "Govr. Harris of Tennessee" below with studio marks for J.H. Bufford, Boston, MA. Corners are fixed to a blue necessity paper bifolium with three copies of Harris-related newspaper articles pasted to interior. Letter: 10 1/8" H x 7 7/8" W. CDV: 4 1/8" H x 2 1/2" W. 3rd item: Post Civil War ALS. One page handwritten letter signed by Tennessee Governor and Union sympathizer William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow (1805-1877), American newspaper publisher, Methodist minister, book author, prisoner of war, lecturer, and politician who served as the 17th Governor of Tennessee from 1865 to 1869 and as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1869 to 1875, Nashville, TN, addressed to George William Childs (1829-1894), American publisher who co-owned the Public Ledger newspaper and publisher of one of Brownlow's books, no location but likely in Philadelphia, PA, dated December 24, 1866. The brief letter, written on State of Tennessee, Executive Department stationary, reads "My dear Sir, After my kind regards to you and wife, to Dr. Peterson & wife, I will ask the kindne[s]s of you to furnish this man(?) with the engraving out of the book–that will meet the care. My family are all well but myself. I continue about as I was, feeble, but able to attend to busine[s]s. Very truly, [etc], W. G. Brownlow." Does not include envelope. 9 3/8" H x 7 3/4" W. 4th item: Civil War era ALS. One page bifolium handwritten letter from Tennessee Military Governor Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), 17th president of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869, Executive Office, Nashville, TN, addressed to Colonel John Gibson Parkhurst, 9th Michigan Infantry, dated May 22, 1862. The letter, likely dictated by Johnson due to an injury to his hand, reads "Dear Sir, I have released the twelve persons whom you arrested upon conditions that will be, I think, entirely satisfactory. I will try and be with you on Saturday, but fear that I cannot leave here until Saturday morning. I hope that will be a good meeting. Information from different parts of the state is of the most encouraging character. Union sentiment is being more fully developed everyday. A decided n-action[sic] is going on beyond doubt. God spur the good work, and may your efforts in the cause be crowned with succes[s]s. Very Truly, Andrew Johnson, Mil: Governor." No address, en verso, does not include envelope. 10" H x 16" W. 5th item: Pamphlet titled "LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP:" OR A GLIMPSE INTO THE ABYSS THAT IS YAWNING BEFORE US. TO THE CITIZENS OF THE SOUTHERN STATES NO. 1, by Matthew Carey under the pseudonym Hamilton, the author of "The Olive Branch," published by Haswell and Barrington, Philadelphia, 1835. Octavo, 4 pages of printed English text warning against the separation of the Union by quoting George Washington's farewell speech and arguing against the message of South Carolina Governor George McDuffie (1790-1851), who was the 55th governor of South Carolina and one of the leading activists in the Nullification Movement. 8 3/4" H x 11" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Both items with light toning, handling wear, and later pencil inscriptions. CDV bifolium with few minor tears, areas of loss to edges. Harris signature in good, legible condition. 3rd item: Light toning, areas of dampstaining, largest 3" H x 7 3/4", across top and bottom edges, does not affect signature, general handling wear, later pencil inscriptions. Brownlow signature in good, legible condition. 4th item: Overall good, legible condition with light handling wear. 5th item: Pages are becoming separated. Toning, foxing spots, tears, areas of loss, general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
652 Lot 652: Civil War Union POW Oscar Spelman Letter, Andersonville, 2nd Regt. MA Heavy Artillery, 4 items Civil War Union POW Oscar Spelman Letter, Andersonville, 2nd Regt. MA Heavy Artillery, 4 items Lot 652: Civil War Union POW Oscar Spelman Letter, Andersonville, 2nd Regt. MA Heavy Artillery, 4 items

1st-3rd items: Civil War era ALS. One page letter from Union soldier Private Oscar F. Spelman, 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Company G, written as a Prisoner of War at Camp Sumpter, commonly known as Andersonville, located near Andersonville, Georgia, dated May 2, 1864. Written shortly after Spelman's capture during the Battle of Plymouth (fought from April 17-20, 1864, in Washington County, North Carolina), the majority of the letter provides an unusually favorable view of the infamous prison and of his treatment by the Confederates, stating "…My poor wife & children — Those who were captured at Plymouth N.C. arrived here last night — My health continues first rate except some dioreoh[sic] — cause by change of water & food — I think this is a fine healthy place There are deaths nearly every hour but they occur among those who are worn out with service in field We were treated very kindly by those who had us in charge — all the way to this place — We rested often on the march & were allowed to get water often — We have seven acres enclosed by a stockade with a small stream through it — We are allowed to go within 10 ft of the stockade — if one ventures beyond this line he is shot — but the men know the rules — I commend you to God but little hope of seeing you again — I think the blame lies all together with our government — The enemy are willing to exchange — but old [Major General Benjamin Franklin] Butler stands in the way — I wish I could have a box from friends — Write nothing but family affairs & direct 38th detachment Mass 3d Oscar F. Spelman" with an additional postscript reading "Send some stamps — no money." Handwritten testimony by H. B. Stevens, Justice of the Peace, Hampden, MA, stating that on "…November 1st 1864 There personally appeared before me Mrs Serepta Spelman, wife of the within named Oscar F. Spelman and made the oath that the within is the letter of husband, the said Oscar F. Spelman who is now a prisoner of War, and that the same was received on or about the 1st day of July AD 1864, and I certify that I have no interest in the claim…" en verso. Includes two (2) typed transcriptions: one (1) of Spelman's letter and one (1) of H. B. Stevens' testimony. Letter: 8" H x 5 1/8" W. 4th item: Paymaster U.S. Army Form No. 5 pay statement issued to Mrs. Serepta Spelman, on behalf of her husband Oscar F. Spelman, Prisoner of War, for the amount of one hundred and twenty-seven dollars and twenty-six cents, for pay from December 4, 1863 to August 31, 1864, by Major Samuel Cloke Harbert, dated February 20, 1865. Includes a notation indicating that sufficient evidence has been provided that Serepta is the wife of Spelman and that she is his closest living relation, dated January 26, 1865, and an additional notation indicating that Mrs. Spelman did receive the payment, dated February 20, 1865, en verso. Form: 10 1/4" H x 8 1/4" W. Note: While the Dix-Hill Cartel was established on July 22, 1862 as the first official system for exchanging prisioners during the Civil War, the system began to break down due to the unwillingness of the Confederate forces to agree to treat black prisoners the same as white prisoners. In addition, Confederate President Jefferson Davis suspended the parole of Union officers following the execution of William Mumford, a New Orleans citizen, by Union General Benjamin F. Butler (1818-1893) while he was military governor of the city, in December 1862. In reaction, Union Secretary Stanton ordered a halt to all exchanges of commissioned officers. The Dix-Hill Cartel was suspended on July 30, 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln issued General Orders 252. In November 1863, Union General Benjamin Butler requested permission from Secretary of War Edwin Stanton to negotiate for the resumption of the prisoner exchanges. His attempts were successful, specifically for "sick and invalid officers and men…unfit for duty and likely to remain so for sixty days" and General Grant permitted the resumption of exchanges when the Confederate authorities agreed to include all prisoners in January 1865.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st-3rd items: Overall good, legible condition with light toning, fold lines, very minor areas of tears and areas loss, largest 1/2", to edges of sheet. Transcriptions with toning, general handling wear, later pencil inscriptions. 4th item: Light toning, areas of loss, largest 3 1/2" x 1 1/2", some tears to fold lines, few scattered minute foxing spots, general handling wear. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
653 Lot 653: Mason Family of KY Letter Archive, incl. Civil War Battle of Perryville Mason Family of KY Letter Archive, incl. Civil War Battle of Perryville Lot 653: Mason Family of KY Letter Archive, incl. Civil War Battle of Perryville

Thirty-seven (37) autographed letters signed (ALS) primarily written by Peter Baynhum Mason (1804-1870) of Danville, Kentucky to his wife Katherine “Kate” Aylett White Miller Shreve Mason (1820/22-1885) of Greensburg, KY, including (7) Civil War era letters that discuss the Battle of Perryville; the hanging of Union Captain H. King; Union and Confederate movements in the area; Union General Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881) and his buying of cattle; the situation of African Americans in the area, including the sewing of Contraband and rate of payment for rail road work; and other events. 1st item: ALS. One page double-sided handwritten letter from P.B. Mason to his wife Katherine A. Mason, dated October 31, 1862. Mason writes of the recently fought Battle of Perryville, also known as the Battle of Chaplin Hills, fought on October 8, 1862, writing that he had visited Danville, Kentucky for the first time since the battle. He also writes of the soldiers involved in the fighting, stating that he “…picked up a Georgia soldier and had brought him home…there are a great many Yankees at Danville and are dying fast.” He also mentions the situation in Stanford, writing that he had been advised not to visit as “…Southern Rights people had to leave there on account of a Marauder by the name of Bridgewater who said he would kill 1000 of them for the hanging of King…” Mason also mentions that Bittie and Jane went down to the battle field, but does not specify which one and mentions seeing Kate in the near future. Note: The “hanging of King” refers to an incident in which Union Captain H. King, his two sons, and some fifteen others were hanged by command of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith (1824-1893) at Cumberland Ford, in Knox County during his retreat from Kentucky. In retaliation, William King, who was Captain King’s brother, hanged at least four Confederate soldiers who had been paroled in Crab Orchard and Rockcastle County. (source: New York Times article, page 3, dated November 30, 1862: https://www.nytimes.com/1862/11/30/archives/the-hanging-of-rebel-soldiers-in-kentucky.html). 2nd item: ALS. One page double-sided handwritten letter from P. B. Mason to his wife Kate Mason, dated March 22, 1863. Mason mostly writes of the Yankees movements, stating that “…Yankees called to see if any rebele[sic] soldiers were here…” and that “…The most important news here is that the Yankees have left Danville for Somerset to meet the rebels who are said to be in considerable force in Wain[sic] County–I fear Kentucky will see sights this spring and summer–…” Note: The Battle of Somerset (or Dutton’s Hill) was fought on March 31, 1863; General John Pegram led a Confederate cavalry raid into central Kentucky which was defeated by Union forces under General Quincy A. Gillmore. 3rd item: ALS. One-page double-sided handwritten letter from P. B. Mason to his wife Kate Mason, dated March 29, 1863. Mason writes again of the Yankee and Rebel movements in Danville, writing that the Yankees have been pushed out of the city and that it was occupied by the Confederates until they were able to buy up about “…3000 head of cattle and many horses and started south again…” burning the Dicks river bridge as they left. He also mentions the price that he and others received for the cattle and land, writing, “…The Rebs took 9 head of cattle from me at $40 per head…” Mason also mentions the results of the fighting at Danville “…1 [Confederate] killed, 2 wounded, several horses killed and about 100 …taken prisoners..” He also mentions an incident in which “…Mrs. Tom Mitchel cashier of the Danville bank was shot through and died, the ball pas[s]ing through a negro woman at the same time (accidental) from a stray shot throught he window…” Mason refers to fighting that occurred on the Lexington Pike near their daughter Ida’s school, stating “…she says she could not help looking out at the windows when thye were fighting along there…” 4th item: ALS. One-page double-sided handwritten letter from P. B. Mason to his wife Kate Mason, dated October 22, 1863. Mason mostly writes of the status of his livestock and the position of General Burnside, writing “…I have soald[sic] my hogg[sic] to Gen Burnside for $4,00–He has taken all the hogs in this & surrounding counties–he [waits] at L[o]udon and Knoxville and intermediate ports…but I shall not furnish any more…to Burnside or [Union General William Starke] Rosecrans…” 5th item: ALS. One-page double-sided handwritten letter from P. B. Mason to his wife Kate Mason, dated November 14, 1863. Mason writes of his progress working the farm and crops and of an important vote that will occur to the benefit of Democrats in Ohio. Mason mentions that William Shreve, Kate’s son from her marriage to her second husband, has written him asking for his coat, possibly while he was a Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas, IL. He also mentions that “…I shall look for you home very soon; for all cloth making ought to be home this time of year. The Ohio women are now very busy sewing for their negroes (the Contraband)…” Written after the events of the Battle of Chickamauga, fought on September 19-20, 1863, Mason also mentions that he might “…learn what [Confederate General Braxton] Bragg has done with Rosecrans…” Note: William White Shreve (1846/47-1863) is believed to have served as a Private in the 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry. The 6th Cavalry Regiment was organized during the summer of 1862 with men from the central and eastern section of Kentucky. It was mustered into Confederate service in September. For a time the unit skirmished in Kentucky attached to Buford’s Brigade, then it fought with J.H. Morgan. Most of its members were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. Shreve was a POW at Camp Douglas, IL where his died in 1863 and Kate crossed enemy lines to visit him in prison prior to his death. (adapted from: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=CKY0006RC). 6th item: ALS. One-page double-sided handwritten letter from P. B. Mason to his wife Kate Mason, dated January 14, 1964. Mason’s letter states that “…We have very dull times now–no news of importance…” in regards to the war. Of the “…citizens of African decent[sic]…” he writes that “…there seems to be a good many young negroes dying the neighborhood and a good deal of sickne[s]s among [them]…” but also mentions that “…our rail road men are not pre[s]sing negroes now, but hiring them at $14 per month–…” 7th item: ALS. Two-page double-sided handwritten letter from T. D.(?) Maney of Canton, Madison County, Mississippi, to Kate Mason of Danville, KY, dated October 14, 1865. Maney, who was a Confederate soldier and alludes to staying with the Masons for a time during or after the war before heading back to Mississippi [possibly the soldier from GA referred to in the 1st item], writes that he has been “…very busily engaged for some months past in managing a plantation and that has taken all my time…” While Maney expresses gratitude for all that the Masons did to help him, he states that “…the long tedious and bloody struggle has ended and it has left me at the bottom of the “ladder” we gained nothing by the war but lost everything…I have lost some relations and some dear friends by the war they died at their posts that is one consolation for the finger of scorn can never be pointed at their past history as soldiers. I have been fortunate to get out with my life but to tell the truth I would have rather died a soldier’s death if I had have been prepared for than to live to see what a fate befel[sic] us…” Of his current position, Maney writes “…I am staying on a plantation managing Freedmen at present…” He also inquires about several acquaintances he made while he stayed with them, including Jimmie Mason and William Shreve, Kate’s son, and describes some of the difficulties he had while traveling back down south to Mississippi.” 8th-24th items: Seventeen (17) letters written between P.B. Mason and Kate Mason, including five (5) written prior to their marriage in 1858 that mainly discuss wedding plans and the integration of their families, dated February 11 to March 18, 1858, and twelve (12) pre Civil War letters from the that discuss the impending war, including one letter dated December 20, 1860 in which P.B. Mason refers to his going “…to Louisville to save the Union…”, dated May 26 to December 22, 1860. 25th-37th items: Twelve (12) pre-Civil War, Civil War, and post-Civil War letters primarily written by P.B. Mason and Kate Mason between themselves and other members of their family that mainly concern the farm, post-war debts, and illnesses, dated November 2, 1857 to September 7, 1885.

PROVENANCE: Descended through the family of Katherine “Kate” Aylett White Miller Shreve Mason (1820/22-1885), of Greensburg, KY. Two lots of silver from this family are also being offered in this auction, #86 and #1011 (Day 2).

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, some areas of dampstaining, tears along fold lines, largest 1 3/4″, areas of loss, and general handling wear to be expected from age. The majority of the letters do not include envelopes. Some letters are incomplete, partial condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
654 Lot 654: 3 Civil War Confederate Items, incl. 1863 Slavery Related Letter, 2 1st Ed. Books, 5 items 3 Civil War Confederate Items, incl. 1863 Slavery Related Letter, 2 1st Ed. Books, 5 items Lot 654: 3 Civil War Confederate Items, incl. 1863 Slavery Related Letter, 2 1st Ed. Books, 5 items

1st item: Civil War era ALS. Four and-one-half page letter written on lined bifolium documents, written by A Daughter of Virginia, Richmond, VA, addressed to Miss Stevens, no location, possibly Baltimore, MD, dated January 22, 1863. The letter, written in response to other letters that the Daughter had found addressed to Miss Stevens' brother, expresses her pro-Confederate and anti-Union sentiments, slavery-related discussions, reading "…for more than thirty years, the North has been using every endeavor to create dissension, Hatred to the South, has been preached from the pulpit, taught in schools, Published by the Press and the theme of your creators. They have enacted law calculated to injure us, sent abolition emissaries among us–Stealing our Negroes and making laws to present reclaiming them and in a thousand ways which I have not space here to enumerate tyraniging[sic] of the South from whence wealth was poured into the lap of the North with an unsparing hand…" She also references abolitionist leader John Brown (1800-1859) and his failed incitement of a slave rebellion at Harpers Ferry, now West Virginia and the election of President Abraham Lincoln, writing "…Even John Brown and his accomplices were received in our homes and treeted[sic] with the greatest kindness, unsuspicious of the diabolical plot to incite and insurrection among the Slaves, but thank God they failed in that as signally[sic] as will be their war of Subjugation!! With the Brown raid scarcely over, They elected a President on sectional grounds their motto hospitality to the South with our worst enemies for Rulers, what had we to expect…" The letter continues in the same manner, referencing battles including "…[the Confederates'] gallantry at Bull Run, Manassas, Bethel, Leesburg, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Manassas again, Vicksburg and a host of other places…" and Confederate General Braxton Bragg's (1817-1876) capture of "…more than 1000 prisoners…" before ending the letter by stating "…a rebel soldier joins me in offering my respects to Mi[s]s Abbie Hent, and says he will write her some day." Does not include envelope. 10" H x 7 3/4" W. 2nd item: THE LOST CAUSE; A NEW SOUTHERN HISTORY OF THE WAR OF THE CONFEDERATES, First Edition, by Edward Pollard, published by E. B. Treat and Company, New York, 1866. Hardcover octavo, 752 pages with steel engraved frontispiece of Jefferson Davis and five additional engraved plates with tissue paper guards, two double-sided pages of back advertisements, hardbound in brown publisher's cloth with blindstamped covers, gilt pictorial stamping to front cover and spine, gilt lettering to spine. Old newspaper article affixed to front pastedown. 10" H x 7 1/4" W x 2 1/4" D. 3rd item: LEE AND HIS GENERALS, First Edition, by Captain William P. Snow, published by Richardson and Company, New York, 1867. Hardcover octavo, 500 pages including steel engraved frontispiece of Lee and fifteen additional engraved portraits of his generals, two double-sided pages of back advertisements, hardbound in dark green publisher's cloth, gilt pictorial stamping and lettering to spine. 9 1/2" H x 6 3/8" W x 2" D. 4th-5th items: Two (2) tax receipts, issued to Stephen Prebble of Lewiston, no state identified but likely Maine, stating that David Farrar, Collector of Lewiston, had collected taxes, including school house taxes from Prebble, circa Jun 27, 1862. Approximately 3 3/8" H x 8 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good, legible condition with minor tears, largest 3/4", to fold lines, 1/2" x 5/8" area of loss, top center, possibly from removal of a staple. Areas of toning, dampstaining, primarily to reverse of last bifolium. 2nd item: Covers with wear, staining, minor tears to cloth, fading, especially to spine, corners bumped. Pages with varying degrees of toning, foxing spots, dampstaining, particularly to first and last few pages. All plates are present. 3rd item: Covers with wear, staining, some mildew, minor tears and areas of loss to cloth, fading, especially to spine, corners bumped. Pages with toning, foxing spots, dampstaining. All plates appear to be present, however, some tissue paper guards are not present. 4th-5th items: Light toning, tears, largest 1/2" to fold lines, pencil mathematic notations, en verso. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
655 Lot 655: 375 Different Bound Minstrel & Civil War Songs, 1830-1870, Black Americana 375 Different Bound Minstrel & Civil War Songs, 1830-1870, Black Americana Lot 655: 375 Different Bound Minstrel & Civil War Songs, 1830-1870, Black Americana

Handbound book containing a collection of approximately three hundred and seventy-five (375) different printed poetical broadsides of song lyrics, also known as penny sheets or slip ballads, published by various companies, primarily in New York and Philadelphia, circa 1830s-70s. The broadsides are organized roughly alphabetically with one per page with no duplications. Hardbound octavo, approximately three hundred and seventy-five pages of broadsides with primarily slavery, minstrel, or Civil War-related song lyrics, hardbound in three-quarter brown cloth with marbled-paper sides, gilt lettering to spine. Pencil inscription reading "C.S. Rich his book 1855" to end of book. 9 1/4" H x 5 3/4" W x 2" D. Note: Titles and publishers of all 375 broadsides are available upon request.

CONDITION: Covers with losses, largest 2" x 2", rubbing, wear to marbled paper, wear to hinges, cracking to cloth, general handling wear. Pages with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, tears, flaking, areas of loss, dampstaining, pencil inscriptions from previous owners, to be expected from the ages and the manner in which they were hand collected and bound. Some pages have become separated from the binding, several pages are unbound and tucked into the back of the book. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00$2,800.00
656 Lot 656: 4 1st Ed. Ulysses S. Grant Related Books, incl. Personal Memoirs, 1885-86 4 1st Ed. Ulysses S. Grant Related Books, incl. Personal Memoirs, 1885-86 Lot 656: 4 1st Ed. Ulysses S. Grant Related Books, incl. Personal Memoirs, 1885-86

1st-2nd items: PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U. S. GRANT, First Edition, Vol. I- II, by Ulysses S. Grant, published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885-86. Hardcover octavos, 1,231 total marble-edged pages, including engraved frontispieces with tissue paper guards, additional illustrations, maps, a tipped-in facsimile of Civil War era letters dated 1862, and a tipped-in facsimile of an Appomattox Courthouse surrender document, hardbound in three-quarter brown Moroccan leather with brown publisher's cloth sides, covers with gilt stamping, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, floral wallpaper end papers and pastedowns. Approximately 9 3/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 2" D. 3rd item: THE LIFE OF GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT, First Edition, by John S. C. Abbott, published by B. B. Russell, Boston, 1868. Hardcover 12mo, 309 pages, steel engraved frontispiece of Grant with tissue paper guard and additional illustrations, hardbound in brown leather with blindstamped covers, gilt lettering to front cover and spine, brown endpapers and pastedowns. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 4th item: GRANT AND HIS CAMPAIGNS: A MILITARY BIOGRAPHY, First Edition, by Henry Coppee, A. M., published by Charles B. Richardson, New York, 1866. Hardcover octavo, 521 pages including index, engraved frontispiece of Grant, and 7 additional portraits with tissue paper guard and illustrations, hardbound in brown publisher's cloth with blind stamped covers, gilt lettering to spine. Ex libris plate to front pastedown. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Covers with wear, particularly to hinges, rubbing/losses to leather, scuffs. Pages with toning, areas of dampstaining and foxing spots, primarily to first and last few pages. Vol I pages are separated from spine. Surrender document with tears, largest 3/4", to edges and fold lines. 3rd item: Covers with wear, rubbing, particularly to edges, spine with sunning, areas of loss largest 3/4" x 1 1/8" to leather, corners bumped. Pages with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, particularly to first and last few pages. 4th item: Covers with wear, sunning, some fraying minor holes to cloth, especially to spine, corners bumped. Gilt lettering to spine is very faint. Pages with toning, dampstaining, foxing spots, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. All portrait plates are present. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
662 Lot 662: 5 19th Cent. Obsolete Currency, incl. 3 LA Bank Notes, 2 Civil War Items 5 19th Cent. Obsolete Currency, incl. 3 LA Bank Notes, 2 Civil War Items Lot 662: 5 19th Cent. Obsolete Currency, incl. 3 LA Bank Notes, 2 Civil War Items

1st-3rd items: Three (3) Louisiana obsolete remainder bank notes, including one (1) $10 Canal Bank, New Orleans note; one (1) $5 Citizens' Bank of Louisiana, New Orleans note; and one (1) $1 Citizens' Bank of Louisiana, Obsolete Remainder Note. All with no serial numbers, unsigned and undated. All housed in plastic sleeves. 4th-5th items: Two (2) Civil War-era currency items, including one (1) 1863 Liberty/Union token and one (1) 1864 $10 Confederate States of America (CSA) note, serial number 42329, For Register/For Treasurer signatures. Both housed in plastic sleeves. Includes five (5) TLS one-page typed letters signed from John F. Thurston, President, Liquid Carbonic Division, General Dynamics Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, addressed to Jim Hale, Inland Motors Corporation, General Motors Corporation, Dayton, Ohio, in which Thurston explains each item to Hale, circa 1960s.

CONDITION: 1st-3rd items: All items Uncirculated condition. 4th-5th items: Both items Very Fine/Extremely Fine. $5 CSA Note with creases, fold lines with very minute tears to right side of bill. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
689 Lot 689: Napoleon I Autograph Letter Signed and Portrait Engraving, framed Napoleon I Autograph Letter Signed and Portrait Engraving, framed Lot 689: Napoleon I Autograph Letter Signed and Portrait Engraving, framed

ALS, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of France, 1804-1814 and 1815 (March 20-June 22) and French Military commander. Signed letter, in French, reading "Renvoye au ministre de la guerre pour faire un rapport." ("Send back to the Minister of War to make a report.") The sentence is followed by "Sire" and Napoleon's signature along with an illegible later inscription in a different pen. Faint, illegible red stamp in the lower right. On reverse of frame is Charles Hamilton Autographs Inc.'s red wax stamp and certificate of authenticity sticker. Note: Charles Hamilton was a well-known twentieth-century paleologist and handwriting expert/dealer. Housed together with an octagonally cut, hand-colored stipple engraved portrait of Napoleon after a painting by the miniaturist Alexandre Vigneux (French, fl. 1799 – 1814) in a gilt and black wood frame with green mat. Both items are early 19th century. Portrait: 3 9/16" H x 2 15/16" W. Letter (sight): 3 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W. Frame: 14 15/16" H x 12 5/16" W.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Portrait has an 1" line to the right of Napoleon. Visible portion of the letter has foxing and throughout and a crease running through the center right side. Certificate of authenticity has a tear down the center with loss to text. Masking tape runs over the certificate and wax seal. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
690 Lot 690: 2 Framed & Signed Buffalo Bill Cody Items, incl. Letter, Cabinet Card 2 Framed & Signed Buffalo Bill Cody Items, incl. Letter, Cabinet Card Lot 690: 2 Framed & Signed Buffalo Bill Cody Items, incl. Letter, Cabinet Card

Framed grouping of two (2) William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846-1917) signed items, including one (1) letter and one (1) cabinet card. 1st item: ALS. One page handwritten letter from Cody, Knoxville, IA, addressed to his nephew, Roy Mears, who was the foreman of Big Horn Basin, Triple E Ranch, Isherwood, WY, dated August 12, no year but believed to be circa 1901. The letter, written on Buffalo Bill's Wild West stationery, refers to an impending visit to the ranch by Cody's press agent Bessie M. Isbell and an unnamed daughter of John T. Martin, owner of the Cheyenne Carriage and Burro Company, reading "Dear Roy You have not sent me the total number of all the cattle–& where they are–Say how would it do to let the calves stay with their mothers till I come then will[crossed out] I will be with you when we move them? Give the young ladies gentle horses–to drive and ride–don't let them get hurt–take good care of them–if they make a trip up the river you go with them for I want you to learn the country and see if any of your cattle are up that way–feed their horses good–I guess Davies my old guide who goes with me every winter will be there to help you. Yours Uncle Will." Certificate of Authenticity issued by The Gallery of History, Inc., Las Vegas, NV, signed by Russell Turner, dated April 14, 2021, en verso of frame. Sight: 10 3/4" H x 8 1/2" W. Note: Bessie M. Donahower, nee Isbell (1877-1963) became the press agent for Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show in 1901; this contributes to the belief that the letter was written circa 1901. 2nd item: Signed cabinet card depicting a bust portrait of Cody in his cowboy hat, fringed vest, and embroidered button-down shirt. Signed "WF Cody/Buffalo Bill" across top of card with facsimile signature printed across the bottom of card. Studio marks for Courier Co, Buffalo, NY, lower right in the image. Inscribed "Miss Maggie Stigleman Milton, Ind." en verso of card. Typed description of the cabinet card, en verso of frame. Sight: 6 1/4" H x 4 1/8" W. Items are housed together with a brief typed description of the two signed items, including a transcription of the letter. All items housed and double matted under plexiglass in a gilt wood frame. Framed: 16 3/4" H x 21 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael Janton, Findlay, Ohio.

CONDITION: 1st item: Light toning, creases, otherwise good, legible condition. 2nd item: Minute area of loss and dampstaining, left margin, some creases and general handling wear. Signature is legible but faint. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
691 Lot 691: 4 Buffalo Bill Pubs., incl. Children's Book, Programs, Magazine, 11 items 4 Buffalo Bill Pubs., incl. Children's Book, Programs, Magazine, 11 items Lot 691: 4 Buffalo Bill Pubs., incl. Children's Book, Programs, Magazine, 11 items

1st item: A PEEP AT BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST, published by McLoughlin Brothers, New York, 1887. Softcover quarto, 16 pages with 7 full color chromolithographed plates and 8 additional illustrations with English text, bound in pictorial cardstock boards, center stapled. 12 1/4" H x 10" W x 1/8" D. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) Buffalo Bill program booklets, including one (1) titled BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST AND CONGRESS OF ROUGH RIDERS OF THE WORLD and one (1) titled BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST HISTORICAL SKETCHES AND DAILY REVIEW, both printed by The Courier Company, Buffalo, 1901-07. Softcover octavos, 132 total pages with black and white illustrations, advertisements, and English text, bound in pictorial covers, center stapled. 9 3/4" H x 7 3/8" W x 1/8" D. 4th item: NEW BUFFALO BILL WEEKLY, No. 38, published by Street and Smith, New York, May 31, 1913. Softcover octavo, 32 pages of English text, bound in pictorial covers, center stapled. 11 1/4" H x 7 1/2" W x 1/16" D. 5th-11th items: Grouping of seven (7) black and white clippings from various newspapers advertising Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows and other circus groups including the Ringling Brothers, circa 1897-1937. Six (6) are affixed to an auxiliary cardstock backing. Ranging in size from 3 3/4" H x 2 1/8" W to 13 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael Janton, Findlay, Ohio.

CONDITION: Publications with expected toning, tears, creases, and areas of loss to covers and pages, some pages separted from stapled binding, general handling wear, otherwise good, legible condition. Newspaper clippings with toning/acid burn, later ink inscriptions or stamps. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
692 Lot 692: 4 Books of Western / Native American Interest 4 Books of Western / Native American Interest Lot 692: 4 Books of Western / Native American Interest

1st item: INDIAN AND WHITE IN THE NORTHWEST; OR THE HISTORY OF CATHOLICITY IN MONTANA, First Edition, by L. B. Palladino, S. J., with an introduction by Right Reverand John B. Brondel, First Bishop of Helena, published by John Murphy and Company, Baltimore, 1894. Hardcover octavo, 411 red edged pages with photographic frontispiece of Brondel and additional illustrations including a fold out map of Montana, hardbound in three-quarter dark red leather with marbled-paper sides, gilt lettering to spine, four raised hubs, marbled end papers and pastedowns. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D. 2nd item: THIRTY-ONE YEARS ON THE PLAINS AND IN THE MOUNTAINS OR, THE LAST VOICE FROM THE PLAINS, by Captain William F. Drannan, with illustrations by H. S. Delay, published by Rhodes and McClure Publishing Company, Chicago, 1900. Hardcover octavo, 586 pages with photographic frontispiece of Drannan and illustrations, hardbound in publisher's black cloth with silver stamping and lettering to front cover and spine, floral wallpaper end papers and pastedowns. 8" H x 5 3/4" W x 2" D. 3rd item: WHO'S WHO IN INDIAN RELICS NO. 2, by H. C. Wachtel, printed by Clinton Color Crafters, Clinton, 1968. Hardcover octavo, 304 pages with photographic frontispiece of Wachtel and black and white photographic illustrations, hardbound in dark red publisher's cloth with gilt stamping and lettering to front cover and spine, includes original pictorial dustjacket. 11 1/2" H x 9" W x 1" D. 4th item: THE AMERICAN INDIAN ON THE NEW TRAIL, by Thomas C. Moffett, published by The Methodist Book Concern, New York and Cincinnati, 1914. Hardcover 12mo, 302 pages including index, photographic frontispiece with fold out map of the Native American Reservations in the United States in 1913, hardbound in dark green publisher's cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. 7 3/4" H x 5 3/8" W x 1 1/4" D.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Covers are becoming separated from spine, leather to spine is dry and cracking, otherwise covers with general handling wear, corners slightly bumped. Pages with toning, light handling wear, ink and pencil inscriptions from previous owners. 2nd item: Binding is loose, pages are becoming spearted from spine. Covers with general handling wear, scuffs, corners slightly bumped. Pages in legible condition with toning, light staining, front matter page is spearated from spine, some flaking to edges of pages. 3rd item: Dust jacket with toning, flaking, holes, staining, tears, largest 1 1/4". Covers with light handling wear, corners slightly bumped. Pages with toning, minor pencil inscription from previous owner, few minor stains/ handling wear to pastedowns and front matter pages. 4th item: Covers with general handling wear, corners slightly bumped. Pages with light toning, areas of dampstaining and foxing spots to first and last few pages, traces of a retail sticker to top left of front pastedown, pencil inscription from previous owner. Map is not attached to back of book, areas of loss, with 7 1/2" tear, top left. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
695 Lot 695: President Ronald Reagan Signed, Speaking My Mind, 1st Ltd. Ed., 1989 President Ronald Reagan Signed, Speaking My Mind, 1st Ltd. Ed., 1989 Lot 695: President Ronald Reagan Signed, Speaking My Mind, 1st Ltd. Ed., 1989

Author Signed, SPEAKING MY MIND: SELECTED SPEECHES, First Limited Edition, Numbered 66/5000, by Ronald Reagan, published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1989. Hardcover octavo, 432 gilt-edged pages including index, color and black and white photographic illustrations, hardbound in publisher's full blue morocco with gilt stamped front cover and spine, two raised hubs, marble endpapers and pastedowns, blue silk ribbon with white stars. Signed "Ronald Reagan" and numbered to limitation page. Also includes six (6) audiocassettes of Reagan's speeches. Housed in the original publisher's custom-made oak box having a hinged lid, brass handles and pulls, and lined in royal blue velveteen. Book: 9 1/2" H x 6 5/8" W x 1 3/4" D. Case: 4 3/4" H x 16 1/2" W x 11" D.

CONDITION: Minor handling wear, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
696 Lot 696: Los Alamos Nuclear Age & WWII Archive, U.S. Army Lieut. Col. Ralph M. Kopansky, 100 plus items Los Alamos Nuclear Age & WWII Archive, U.S. Army Lieut. Col. Ralph M. Kopansky, 100 plus items Lot 696: Los Alamos Nuclear Age & WWII Archive, U.S. Army Lieut. Col. Ralph M. Kopansky, 100 plus items

Archive related to World War II veteran United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Morris Kopansky (1912-1978), primarily concerning his post-war work with the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, New Mexico, as the Chief of Police, Los Alamos Police Department, and as Chief, Administrative Branch, Pantex Ordnance Plant, Amarillo, Texas. Archive includes nine (9) awards and certificates, including three (3) Presidential commissions, one (1) appointing Kopansky a Reserve Commissioned Officer, grade of Lieutenant Colonel, dated October 1, 1953; two (2) WWII U.S. Air Force silk survival maps, including one (1) depicting France and one (1) depicting Holland, Belgium, Germany, and France; seventy (70) black and white and color photographs from various moments of Kopansky's career, including six (6) of Kopansky in his U.S. Army uniform, eight (8) depicting atomic bomb explosion, and three (3) photographs signed by U.S. Navy officers, one (1) photograph depicting U.S. Navy Captain Jack H. Remy(?) shaking hands with President John F. Kennedy is framed, others are loose or housed in a black three ring binder; fifty-four (54) typed letters and carbon copies of letters to and from Kopansky during various points of his career, dated December 5, 1952 to May 21, 1971; six (6) assorted identification cards, including Kopansky's AEC Los Alamos Field Office identification card and a Flame Permit authorizing Kopansky to use a flame producing device; fifteen (15) handbooks, organizations charts, and other paper ephemera items related to Kopansky's various positions, one (1) is framed; six (6) various softcover magazine and publications and one (1) copy of the Santa Fe New Mexican, Vol. 96. No. 213, dated Monday, August 6, 1945, with the headline reading "Los Alamos Seceret Disclosed by Truman/ATOMIC BOMBS DROPPED ON JAPAN"; one (1) First National Bank of Santa Fe, Los Alamos Branch, drawstring fabric deposit bag; and one (1) name tag reading "KOPANSKY". Biography: Ralph Morris Kopansky was born on May 23, 1912, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the second of three children born to Sam and Ida Goseman Kopansky. His parents and older sister, Esther (later Fisher), were born in Russia and immigrated to the United States. Ralph graduated from high school and went on to receive degrees from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota College of Law. While attending law school, Ralph worked as a part-time general investigator for Carlton Investigative Agency and served in the US Army Reserve. In July 1940, Ralph married Alice Whitver (1914-1981). After receiving training, Ralph became an Immigration Patrol Inspector in Ogdensburg, New York. On September 22, 1941, Ralph enlisted for active duty in the Army. On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, and a few days later America entered World War II. In 1943, Ralph was selected for training at Army intelligence school in Chicago, Illinois. As a Captain, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Headquarters XIII Corps, 9th Army, where he served as an Assistant Intelligence Officer. In 1944, Ralph's Corps was deployed to England for additional training and his and Alice’s first son was born. The Corps fought in France, and by mid-January 1945, had crossed the Siegfried Line and advanced into Germany. On April 4, Ralph’s Corps was with the 4th Armored and the 89th Infantry Divisions, Third Army, when they liberated Ohrdruf concentration camp, a subcamp of Buchenwald and the first concentration camp liberated by US troops. The majority of the inhabitants were dead and many of the remains were badly charred. On orders from higher-up, the guards had "exhumed and burned 1,606 murdered victims in six days in an attempt to destroy the evidence' before evacuating the camp in advance of the arrival of US Army forces. Many other prisoners, too weak or sick to be evacuated, were shot by members of the SS before the US Army arrived. Ralph, part of an inspection tour of the camp, was photographed viewing 'the charred remains of burned prisoners shortly after capture of the area.'"On May 7, Germany surrendered. Ralph received a Bronze Star and numerous letters of commendation for meritorious service. In January 1946, he was released from active duty as a Major, the Military Intelligence Chief of the XIII Corps, and returned to the Army Reserve. In January 1947, the couple’s second son was born. Later that year, Ralph began a successful career with the US Atomic Energy Commission. First serving as the Chief of Police in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and in the late 1950s, becoming a Branch Manager in Clarksville, Tennessee. Ralph was an active member of several police associations, the American Legion, Lions Club, the PTA, and served as a board member for several additional groups. In 1962, he retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 1973, he retired and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ralph, 66, died on July 1, 1978, in Albuquerque, New Mexico." (source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, https://portal.ehri-project.eu/units/us-005578-irn545911-irn561684).

PROVENANCE: By descent in the family of Lt. Col. Ralph Kopansky.

CONDITION: All items, especially paper ephemera with creases, tears, areas of loss, general wear, to be expected from age. Maps with light toning, staining, fraying. Photographs and letters include duplicates. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
697 Lot 697: 100+ pcs Nashville, TN ephemera inc. Bicycle Club, Female Poll Tax, Dolly Parton Signed 100+ pcs Nashville, TN ephemera inc. Bicycle Club, Female Poll Tax, Dolly Parton Signed Lot 697: 100+ pcs Nashville, TN ephemera inc. Bicycle Club, Female Poll Tax, Dolly Parton Signed

Archive of Nashville, Tennessee related paper ephemera of one hundred (100) plus items, including two (2) Davidson County poll tax receipts, including one (1) $2 Female Poll Tax 1929, dated February 11, 1930 and one (1) $2 Male Poll Tax, dated February 9, 1928; twelve (12) Nashville Bicycle Club related items, including two (2) Constitution and By-Laws booklets, four (5) invitations and event announcements, one (1) due statement issued to Mr. B.F. Fields, one (1) letter from J.D. Talbot, Secretary and Treasurer of the club to Mr. B.F. Fields about his due statement, and three (3) envelopes, dated circa 1883-86; two (2) Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition, May 1-October 31, 1897, related items including one (1) calendar and one (1) Season Ticket issued to G.C. Benedict; six (6) handwritten letters from various individuals, five (5) with envelopes, dated September 6, 1879 to October 30, 1908; seven (7) envelopes not containing letters, including one (1) House of Representatives, Nashville, TN envelope and one (1) from Sao Paulo, Brazil, dated late 19th century to November 24, 1937; twenty (20) checks and sales receipts, including one (1) Dolly Parton signed American Express receipt, dated 1976-77; fifteen (15) business cards and advertising related items; fifteen (15) stamps and stamp related items; nine (9) currency related items, including one (1) copy of a $500 Confederate note; six (6) postcards, some blank; and thirty-three (33) other paper ephemera items.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, dampstaining, minor tears, pencil inscriptions from previous owners to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
698 Lot 698: 3 Southern Historical Books, incl. Historic Houses of SC, 1st Ed. 3 Southern Historical Books, incl. Historic Houses of SC, 1st Ed. Lot 698: 3 Southern Historical Books, incl. Historic Houses of SC, 1st Ed.

3 books including South Carolina, Mississippi, and Christian County, Kentucky interest. 1st item: HISTORIC HOUSES OF SOUTH CAROLINA, First Edition, by Harriette Kershaw Leiding, published by J. B. Lippencott, Philadelphia and London, 1921. Hardcover octavo, 318 deckled-edged pages with photographic frontispiece with tissue paper guard, additional illustrations, and index, hardbound in pictorial light brown publisher's cloth with black lettering to front cover and spine. 9 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W x 2 1/4" D. 2nd item: MISSISSIPPI, AS A PROVINCE, TERRITORY AND STATE, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES OF EMINENT CITIZENS, Vol. I, J. F. H. Claiborne, published and printed by Power and Barksdale, Jackson, 1880. Hardcover octavo, 545 pages with steel engraved frontispiece of Governor William Charles Cole Claiborne (c. 1773/75-1817), the first non-colonial governor of Louisiana, hardbound in three-quarter brown leather with marbled-paper sides, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, marbled endpapers and pastedowns. 9" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 3/4" D. 3rd item: A HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN COUNTY KENTUCKY FROM OXCART TO AIRPLANE, by Charles Mayfield Meacham, printed by Marshall and Bruce, Company, Nashville, 1930. Hardcover octavo, 695 pages including photographic frontispiece and index, hardbound in dark green publisher's cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Ex Libris plate to front pastedown. 9 3/4" H x 7" W x 2" D.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Covers with general wear, staining, sunning, rubbing, to be expected from age, corners bumped. Pages with varying dgrees of toning, foxing spots, general handling wear, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. 1st item: Both pastedowns with tears near spine, largest 9". [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
699 Lot 699: 3 Folio Dec Art Books: Red-Figured Athenian Vases, Yerkes Oriental Carpets, Antiquities of Benin 3 Folio Dec Art Books: Red-Figured Athenian Vases, Yerkes Oriental Carpets, Antiquities of Benin Lot 699: 3 Folio Dec Art Books: Red-Figured Athenian Vases, Yerkes Oriental Carpets, Antiquities of Benin

1st-2nd items: RED-FIGURED ATHENIAN VASES IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, Vol. I-II, by Gisela M. A. Richter, Litt. D., L.H.D., with drawing by Lindsley F. Hall, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1936. Hardcover folios, approximately 430 total pages, Volume I comprised of English text, Volume II comprised of black and white plates including fold-out plates, hardbound in black and light brown pictorial cloth with light brown lettering to front cover and spine, The Library of Memphis Academy of Arts, Overton Park, Memphis, TN labels to spines and back covers, ink stamps to pastedowns, title pages, and edges of pages, and due date cardholders and additional labels to endpapers and back pastedowns. 14 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 3rd item: THE YERKES COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL CARPETS, American Edition, Limited Deluxe Portfolio, with critical text by John Kimberly Mumford, published by The Knapp Company, New York, 1910. Hardcover folio, four stapled leaves with title pages, introduction, and list of plate with 27 loose leaves of full-color photographic plates with English text, housed in a hardcover three-quarter red cloth with grey paper sides, white paper label with black lettering to front cover, white lettering to spine, Cossitt Library, Memphis TN label to pastedown and back cover, library name comprised of punched out dots to title page. 4th item: ANTIQUITIES FROM THE CITY OF BENIN AND FROM OTHER PARTS OF WEST AFRICA IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM, by Charles Hercules Read and Ormonde Maddock Dalton, M.A., published by Hackert Art Books, New York, 1973. Hardcover folio, 61 pages of English text with approximately 32 pages of black and white photographic plates, hardbound in light brown cloth with pictorial gilt stamped front cover, gilt lettering to spine, The Library of Memphis Academy of Arts, Overton Park, Memphis, TN labels to spine and back cover, ink stamps to pastedowns, title page, and edges of pages, and due date cardholder and additional labels to back pastedown. 18" H x 15 1/4" W x 3/4" D.

CONDITION: All items with surface wear, scuffs, to covers, corners bumped. Pages with light toning, some pencil inscriptions to front and back matter pages, plates appear to be collated. Other library stamps and labels maybe present to other pages not specified. 3rd item: Ribbon ties to portfolio are not present. Tears to paper lining to interior of portfolio spine. 4th item: Some tears to plates, primarily to edges. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
700 Lot 700: Scarce A.R. Gurrey book: Surf Riders of Hawaii, c. 1911-15 Scarce A.R. Gurrey book: Surf Riders of Hawaii, c. 1911-15 Lot 700: Scarce A.R. Gurrey book: Surf Riders of Hawaii, c. 1911-15

THE SURF RIDERS OF HAWAII, Gray Version, photographs and contents copyrighted by Alfred Richard Gurrey, Jr., Ltd., Honolulu, T. H., circa 1910-14. Softcover, 6 leaves of gray and taupe decorative cover stock paper with 8 mounted gelatin-silver photographs of Waikiki surfers, including Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (1890-1968), who popularized the sport of surfing. With English text, stab-sewn into gray decorative cover stock paper wrappers with printed black title lettering to front cover. 7 1/2″ H x 7 1/2″ W. Rare.

This important, hand made publication is the first known book dedicated entirely to surfing and has been credited with inspiring the genre of surf photography. In their 2005 Surfer’s Journal article, “A.R. Gurrey, Jr: The Genesis of Surf Photography,” Joel T. Smith and Sandra Kimberly Hall write “This photo compilation doesn’t just document wave riding, it endows the sport with an almost ethereal sense of splendor.” Fewer than ten original copies are known. This copy was discovered in the estate of an Ohio antiques dealer, who acquired it in a collection of books from a descendant of Maui businessman Henry Perrine Baldwin outside Cleveland in the late 1980s (along with the Gurrey book IDYLS OF HAWAII, see lot 701). This copy has never before been offered at auction. According to Tim DeLaVega, author of 200 YEARS OF SURFING LITERATURE, there were two different original versions hand made by A.R. Gurrey between circa 1911 and 1915: the Taupe version and the Gray version. There are two other documented copies of the Gray Version, including one that is listed in THE PRELIMINARY CATALOGUE OF HAWAIIANA IN THE LIBRARY OF GEORGE R. CARTER, Honolulu, 1915, p. 166 and was donated to the Mission House Museum in Honolulu in 1916. The other was purchased by the Spanish Counsel Ignacio de Arana (1880-1918), who arrived in Honolulu in September 1911 and left in 1912. The book can be seen in the exhibit SURF X 100 1912-2012, at the Maritime Museum of Bilbao, Spain.” This is the first time, to our knowledge, that any of the Gray versions have ever been offered at auction.

Biography: Alfred Richard Gurrey, Jr. was born in Kansas, graduated from UC-Berkeley, and worked as a civil engineer in the San Francisco area before moving to Hawaii around 1900. His parents had moved there in 1899, because his father, Alfred Sr. (1852-1944), was the principal insurance adjuster for the island chain, drafting the first fire ratings and maps for the city of Honolulu. His father, an artist in his own right, later became well known for his oil paintings. Gurrey, Jr. initially worked in Hawaii as a surveyor but quit to become a gallerist, establishing A. R. Gurrey, Jr. in 1902. The following year he married his wife, Caroline Gurrey, a talented photographer. In 1908 the Gurreys bought out the Hawaiian Photo Supply Co. and a year later, Gurrey Ltd. opened as the Hawaiian agent for Ansco films and cameras and Cyco printing paper. Soon thereafter Gurrey won the contract to handle all the photographing, developing and printing for the U.S. Naval Yard at Pearl Harbor. According to biographers Joel T. Smith and Sandra Kimberley Hall, there is no indication that Gurrey ever received formal training in photography. While his wife’s expertise may have been influential, their work differed: Caroline worked with carefully composed and lit subjects in her studio, while A. R. did virtually all of his photography outdoors. Gurrey was also an avid surfer and member of the Hui Nalu, the surfing club founded by future Olympic surfer Duke Kahanamoku and his friends. Gurrey’s photographs are said to be the earliest known photos of Duke surfing, taken before his first Olympics in 1912. Gurrey published some of his photographs in Hawaiian and national publications, but for some reason Gurrey seemed to stop taking photographs shortly after the publication of ‘Surf Riders.’ He concentrated on his art gallery, but the company encountered financial problems and closed permanently in 1923. Around the same time, the Gurrey’s home was hit by both a fire and a flood. It is believed that all of their original negatives were lost. Gurrey went into the insurance business and Caroline, who had continued with her photography, died at age 52 in 1927. Gurrey died a year later at the age of 53. In the years that followed, Gurrey’s name was often confused with that of his father, who outlived him by nearly two decades. His name and work were essentially forgotten until the publication of a Surfers Journal article in 2005, by Joel T. Smith & Sandra K. Hall, from which this biographical information was obtained. (Ref. “A. R. Gurrey, Jr.” from The Surf Riders of Hawaii blog, by Joel T. Smith and Sandra Kimberley Hall, https://surfridershawaii.blogspot.com/p/ar-gurrey-jr.html).

PROVENANCE: Acquired from the estate of Carol Illner of Ohio, who acquired it in a collection of books from a direct descendant of Arthur Douglas Baldwin, son of Maui entrepreneur Henry Perrine Baldwin (see lots 700-704 from this collection, also in this auction).

CONDITION: Covers with light toning, waviness, handling wear with minute tears to top and bottom of spine, largest 1/8″, ribbon cord to spine is intact, corners slightly bumped. Pages and photographs with light toning, general handling wear, waviness to pages. All photographs are present. [See more photos →]

$16,000.00$18,000.00
701 Lot 701: Rare A.R. Gurrey Idyls of Hawaii Photograph Book c.1910-1915 Rare A.R. Gurrey Idyls of Hawaii Photograph Book c.1910-1915 Lot 701: Rare A.R. Gurrey Idyls of Hawaii Photograph Book c.1910-1915

IDYLS OF HAWAII, photographs and contents copyrighted by Alfred Richard Gurrey, Jr., Honolulu, T. H., circa 1910-15. Softcover, 12 leaves of taupe card stock paper with 11 mounted gelatin-silver photographs of scenic images of Hawaii with English text poems, stab-sewn into taupe card stock paper wrappers with printed light grey title lettering to front cover. 10" H x 7 3/4" W x 1/4" D. Note: this exceptionally rare book was self-published by Gurrey around the same time as his better-known, but only slightly less scarce book, "Surf Riders of Hawaii" (a copy of which is also being sold in this auction, lot #700). This book, by one of Hawaii's most important photographers, contains 2 photos of an outrigger – possibly the Gurrey family canoe "Kamaaina" that was donated to the Outrigger Canoe Club as noted in The Hawaiian Star Newspaper, Dec. 8,1908. The original negatives for the photographs in Gurrey's books were likely destroyed in a flood or fire, both of which affected his home in the 1920s. This is the first time, to our knowledge, that any copy of IDYLS OF HAWAII has ever been offered at auction.

PROVENANCE: Acquired from the estate of Carol Illner of Ohio, who acquired it in a collection of books from a direct descendant of Arthur Douglas Baldwin, son of Maui entrepreneur Henry Perrine Baldwin (see lots 700-704 from this collection, also in this auction).

CONDITION: Covers with light toning, creases to spine and corners, general handling wear. Left and right edges of covers and pages with slight upward bend. Pages with light toning, few minute scattered foxing spots to some pages, lower right, does not affect photographs. All photographs are present. Cord to spine is intact. [See more photos →]

$4,000.00$5,000.00
702 Lot 702: 6 Hawaiian Related Books inc. Fishes 1905, Volcanoes, Flowers, Fruits 6 Hawaiian Related Books inc. Fishes 1905, Volcanoes, Flowers, Fruits Lot 702: 6 Hawaiian Related Books inc. Fishes 1905, Volcanoes, Flowers, Fruits

1st item: BULLETIN OF THE UNITED STATES FISH COMMISSION, Vol. XXIII for 1903, Part I, George M. Bowers, Commissioner, printed by the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1905. Hardcover octavo, 574 pages including index with 73 colored lithographic plates with additional black and white lithographic plates and other illustrations but lacking map; hardbound in three-quarter black leather with light green cloth sides, gilt-stamped borders with decorative gilt stamping and gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, light green endpapers and pastedowns. 10 3/4" H x 8 1/4" W x 2 1/2" D. 2nd item: NATURAL HISTORY OF HAWAII, Book One, by William Alanson Bryan, B. Sc., published by The Hawaiian Gazette Company, Ltd., Honolulu, 1915. Hardcover octavo, 596 pages including index and black and white photographic plates, including a frontispiece depicting Bryan, hardbound in light green cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, brown paper pictorial dust jacket. 10 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D. 3rd item: FLOWERS OF FLOWERS, First Edition, illustrations by Olive Gail McLean, text by Mary Dillingham Frear, published by Dodd, Nead, and Company, New York, 1938. Hardcover octavo, 30 tipped-in color plates of flowers with English text, hardbound in green cloth with light green label to front cover, metallic bronze lettering to front cover and spine. 11 3/4" H x 9" W x 3/4" D. 4th item: FRUITS OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, Revised Edition, by Gerrit Parmile Wilder, published by The Hawaiian Gazette Company, Ltd., Honolulu, 1911. Hardcover octavo, 247 pages including black and white photographic plates, hardbound in gray cloth with black label and gilt lettering to spine. 10 1/2" H x 7 3/8" W x 1 1/4" D. 5th item: THE VOLCANOES OF KILAUEA AND MAUNA LOA OF THE ISLAND OF HAWAII, by William T. Brigham, A.M., Sc.D., published by the Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, 1909. Hardcover quarto, 67 black and white photographic plates with frontispiece and English text, hardbound in black cloth with red lettering to front cover. 12 1/4" H x 9 3/4" W x 1" D. 6th item: HENRY PERRINE BALDWIN 1842 TO 1911, by Arthur D. Baldwin, privately published, printed by the Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland, 1915. Hardcover octavo, 119 top gilt edge and deckled edge pages with photographic frontispiece and additional illustrations with tissue paper guards, hardbound in one-quarter brown leatherette with light grey paper sides, gilt-stamped lines to covers and gilt lettering to spine, light grey endpapers and pastedowns, brown paper dust jackets. 9 7/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 1/8" D.

PROVENANCE: Acquired from the estate of Carol Illner of Ohio, who acquired it in a collection of books from a direct descendant of Arthur Douglas Baldwin, son of Maui entrepreneur Henry Perrine Baldwin (see lots 700-704 from this collection, also in this auction).

CONDITION: Covers with staining, rubbing, losses, some separations to binding, general wear. Pages with varying degrees of toning, foxing spots, some tears, ink and pencil inscriptions from previous owners. 1st item: All colored plates appear to be collated, with tears, largest 5 3/4". "Map of the Hawaiian Islands" is not present. 2nd item: Dust jacket with tears, largest 2 1/2", flaking, staining, general wear. Staining to covers. 6th item: Dust jacket with tears, flaking, general wear, possible insect damage. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
703 Lot 703: 7 Hawaii History Related Books 1843-1915 7 Hawaii History Related Books 1843-1915 Lot 703: 7 Hawaii History Related Books 1843-1915

1st item: HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN OR SANDWICH ISLANDS, by James Jackson Jarves, published by Edward Moxon, London, 1843. Hardcover 16mo, 377 pages including index, hardbound in dark red blindstamped publisher's cloth, endpapers and pastedowns are comprised of red advertisement pages. 7 1/8" H x 4 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 2nd-3rd items: AN ACCOUNT OF THE POLYNESIAN RACE ITS ORIGINS AND MIGRATIONS, Vol. I-II, by Abraham Fornander, published by Trubner and Company, London, 1878-80. Hardcover octavos, 646 total pages, Vol. I with fold-out genealogical table, Vol. II with two double-sided pages of back advertisements, hardbound in light grey publisher's cloth with pictorial navy stamped front covers and spines, gilt lettering to spines, dark brown endpapers and pastedowns. 8 3/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1" D. 4th item: ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE HAWAIIAN MISSION CHILDREN'S SOCIETY, PRESENTED MAY 21ST, 1853-MAY 24, 1862, published by the Government Press, Honolulu, 1853. Hardcover 16mo, approximately 346 pages comprising the first through tenth annual reports of the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society, hardbound in three-quarter black leather with brown publisher's cloth sides, gilt lettering to spine. 7" H x 4 1/2" W x 1 1/4" D. 5th item: HISTORY OF THE LATER YEARS OF THE HAWAIIAN MONARCHY AND THE REVOLUTION OF 1893, by Professor W. D. Alexander, published by the Hawaiian Gazette Company, 1896. Oblong hardcover octavo, 239 pages with photographic illustrations, hardbound in red publisher's cloth with black stamped borders and gilt lettering to front cover and spine. 6 3/4" H x 10 1/4" W x 1" D. 6th item: WOMEN OF HAWAII, edited by George F. Nellist, published by E. A. Langton-Boyle, Paradise of the Pacific, Ltd, Hawaii, 1929. Hardcover octavo, 317 pages with photographic illustrations, hardbound in full dark blue leather with gilt stamping to front cover and gilt lettering to spine, light blue endpapers and pastedowns. 10 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W x 1" D. 7th item: HENRY PERRINE BALDWIN 1842 TO 1911, by Arthur D. Baldwin, privately published, printed by the Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland, 1915. Hardcover octavo, 119 top gilt edge and deckled edge pages with photographic frontispiece and additional illustrations with tissue paper guards, hardbound in one quarter brown leatherette with light grey paper sides, gilt stamped lines to covers and gilt lettering to spine, light grey endpapers and pastedowns, brown paper dust jackets. 9 7/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 1/8" D.

PROVENANCE: Acquired from the estate of Carol Illner of Ohio, who acquired it in a collection of books from a direct descendant of Arthur Douglas Baldwin, son of Maui entrepreneur Henry Perrine Baldwin (see lots 700-704 from this collection, also in this auction).

CONDITION: Covers with general handling wear, some tears, minor areas of loss, sunning, staining, corners bumped. Pages with varying degrees of toning, foxing spots, dampstaining, tears, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. 7th item: Dust jacket with tears, flaking, general wear, possible insect damage. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
704 Lot 704: 4 Books, incl. Songs of Hawaii, Paradox in Hawaii, Letters from Honolulu, H.P. Baldwin 4 Books, incl. Songs of Hawaii, Paradox in Hawaii, Letters from Honolulu, H.P. Baldwin Lot 704: 4 Books, incl. Songs of Hawaii, Paradox in Hawaii, Letters from Honolulu, H.P. Baldwin

1st item: SONGS OF HAWAII, by Anna M. Paris, privately published, printed by J. F. Tapley, New York, 1910. Hardcover 12mo, 45 pages of song lyrics in English text with glossary, hardbound with printed pictorial wrappers with black lettering to front cover and spine. 7 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W x 1/4" D. 2nd item: PARADOX IN HAWAII, by David Livingston Crawford, published by The Stratford Company, Boston, 1933. Hardcover 12mo, 262 pages including index, hardbound in black publisher's cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, housed in a handmade tapa cloth book jacket with a matching bookmark. 8" H x 5 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. 3rd item: LETTERS FROM HONOLULU WRITTEN FOR THE SACRAMENTO UNION, by Mark Twain, introduction by John W. Vandercook, published by Thomas Nickerson, Honolulu, 1939. Hardcover octavo, 101 pages, hardbound in publisher's green cloth with applied printed pictorial labels to front cover and spine. 8 1/4" H x 5 3/4" W x 5/8" D. 4th item: HENRY PERRINE BALDWIN 1842 TO 1911, by Arthur D. Baldwin, privately published, printed by the Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland, 1915. Hardcover octavo, 119 top gilt edge and deckled edge pages with photographic frontispiece and additional illustrations with tissue paper guards, hardbound in one-quarter brown leatherette with light grey paper sides, gilt-stamped lines to covers and gilt lettering to spine, light grey endpapers and pastedowns, brown paper dust jackets. 9 7/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 1/8" D.

PROVENANCE: Acquired from the estate of Carol Illner of Ohio, who acquired it in a collection of books from a direct descendant of Arthur Douglas Baldwin, son of Maui entrepreneur Henry Perrine Baldwin (see lots 700-704 from this collection, also in this auction).

CONDITION: 1st item: Staining, flaking, tears, rubbing to wrappers. 4" separated to top of front cover from spine. Pages with light toning, scattered foxing spots, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. 2nd item: Dust jacket and covers with general handling wear, corners bumped. Pages with light toning, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. 3rd item: Covers with sunning, light handling wear, corners slightly bumped. Pages with light toning, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. 4th item: Dust jacket with tears, flaking, general wear, possible insect damage. General wear to covers. Light toning to pages. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
708 Lot 708: C.M. Badger, Wildflowers Drawn and Colored from Nature Book, 1860 C.M. Badger, Wildflowers Drawn and Colored from Nature Book, 1860 Lot 708: C.M. Badger, Wildflowers Drawn and Colored from Nature Book, 1860

WILDFLOWERS DRAWN AND COLORED FROM NATURE, by Mrs. Clarissa Munger Badger, with an introduction by Mrs. L. H. Sigourney, published by Charles Scribner, New York, Sampson Low, Son and Company, London, 1860. Hardcover folio, 44 gilt-edged pages with 22 hand-colored lithographic plates, including frontispiece, all with paper guards, hardbound in green Moroccan leather with blind stamped covers, gilt stamping and lettering to front cover and spine, five raised hubs, marbled end papers and pastedowns. Ink inscription reading "Margaret Harriet./From James./Nov 1861" to front matter page. Includes one (1) cabinet card photograph depicting Margaret Harriet, the previous owner of the book. Book: 14 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W x 1" D.

CONDITION: Front cover is separated from spine, back cover hinge with wear and 4" area of separated from spine at bottom edge. Covers with wear, scuffs, rubbing and areas of loss to leather, corners bumped. Pages in overall good condition with some toning/toning impressions, scattered foxing spots. All plates are present and collated. Cabinet card in good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
709 Lot 709: The Floricultural Cabinet & Florist's Magazine, 90 botanical plates in 7 Vols., ca. 1833-40 The Floricultural Cabinet & Florist's Magazine, 90 botanical plates in 7 Vols., ca. 1833-40 Lot 709: The Floricultural Cabinet & Florist's Magazine, 90 botanical plates in 7 Vols., ca. 1833-40

THE FLORICULTURAL CABINET AND FLORIST'S MAGAZINE, Vol. I, III-VIII, conducted by Joseph Harrison, published by Whittaker and Company, London, circa 1833-40. Hardcover octavos, 2000 plus pages, Vol. VI and VII with back advertisements, 90 engraved plates with hand-coloring, Vol. VII with fold out plan facing page 113, additional illustrations throughout, hardbound in green publisher's cloth with gilt lettering to spines, yellow front and back matter pages and pastedowns. Approximately 9 1/4" H x 6" W x 1" D.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Covers with expected wear, including losses to spines, staining, sunning, fraying to cloth, tears, corners bumped. Vol. I and VIII pages are separated from spine. Pages with varying degrees of toning, foxing spots, some creasing, waviness, flaking, tears to edges, paste and paper fiber residue (possibly from original magazine serial binding), pencil inscriptions from previous owners or indentified ex libris labels. Some plates are not present, including one plate in Vol. I, one plate in Vol. IV, and two plates in Vol. VI. Some plates are facing pages that are listed incorrectly on the Indexes to Plants Figured. Vol. VIII page 83 pagination printed upside down. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
714 Lot 714: Clyde Waddell Signed & Inscribed, A Yanks Memories of Calcutta, 1946 Clyde Waddell Signed & Inscribed, A Yanks Memories of Calcutta, 1946 Lot 714: Clyde Waddell Signed & Inscribed, A Yanks Memories of Calcutta, 1946

Author Signed and Inscribed, A YANK’S MEMORIES OF CALCUTTA, by Clyde Waddell, introduction by M. Charles Preston privately published in Houston, 1946. Oblong quarto album binding, 60 gelatin silver prints mounted on gray cardstock leaves with printed captions in English text, hardbound in full black cloth over with aluminum screw fasteners at spine. Signed and inscribed “To my good friend/Rev. Bill Deatherage/with warmest/regards/Clyde” en verso of title page. Includes newspaper clippings and a World War II-era pamphlet. 10 1/2″ H x 13″ W x 1 1/2″ D. Note: Clyde Waddell (Texas, 1915-1997) was an American military photographer known for his photographs of Calcutta in 1945. He was chief photographer for the Houston Press before entering the United States Army and then served as a personal press photographer for Supreme Allied Commander Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and as a news photographer for Phoenix Magazine. (Source: “Clyde Waddell: ‘A Yank’s Memories of Calcutta.'” British Library. Retrieved 27 August 2014.)

CONDITION: Covers with expected wear, scuffs, losses, fraying to cloth, corners bumped. Title page and cardstock leaves with rubbing, toning, areas of flaking and tears to edges. A few prints with minor frilling or tears to margins, or creasing. The largest marginal tear measures 3/4″. Print 20 has scattered white staining to the right half. Prints are collated. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
715 Lot 715: 2 Martin Luther German Biblical Vellum Bound Books, incl. Biblia 1708 2 Martin Luther German Biblical Vellum Bound Books, incl. Biblia 1708 Lot 715: 2 Martin Luther German Biblical Vellum Bound Books, incl. Biblia 1708

1st item: BIBLIA. DAS IST: DIE GANTZE HEILIGE SCHRIFFT ALTES UND NEUES TESTAMENTS, Two Parts in One Volume, translated by Martin Luther, published by Johann Andreas Endter, Nuremberg, 1708. 664 gilt-edge pages with engraved plates, illustrations, title page, and frontispiece. 2nd item: Die Propheten Alle Teutsch, by Martin Luther, [publication information not present], likely late 17th or early 18th century. Hardcover folio, approximately 904 gilt-edge pages with engraved plates, illustrations, and frontispiece. Red leather label to spine. Both books hardbound in full vellum with gilt stamping to covers and spine, seven raised hubs, marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Includes a grouping of photocopies of these and possibly other Martin Luther-related books. Both 17 1/2" H x 12 1/4" W x 3" D.

CONDITION: Covers with staining, toning, buckling, areas of loss, corners bumped. Pages with foxing spots, toning, tears, pencil inscriptions, to be expected from age. Tears, areas of white paper tape repairs, largest 4" x 1", to engravings. 1st item: Pages are still mostly bound together but are separated from spine. 2nd item: Title page and publication information is not present, may be one of two volumes (the other volume not present). [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
716 Lot 716: Manuscript Book with Hand Painted Fraktur, ca. 1773 Manuscript Book with Hand Painted Fraktur, ca. 1773 Lot 716: Manuscript Book with Hand Painted Fraktur, ca. 1773

German folk art manuscript book containing hand-painted Fraktur. Hardcover 32mo, 129 handwritten red-edged pages with German text, copper plate engraved frontispiece, 9 hand-painted or printed fraktur, some with gold leaf embellishments, and four additional engravings, primarily depicting religious subjects, hardbound in full brown leather with blind stamped borders to covers. Interior of front cover reads "Johannes Grueber und Barbara Grueberin delt en tochfer gufergen angehorig," title page reads "…im tahr 1773". Includes a matching brown leather slipcase. Book: 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W x 3/4" D. Slipcase: 6" H x 3 3/4" W x 1" D. Circa 1773.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Covers and slipcase with general wear, age shrinkage, areas of loss, largest 1/2" x 1", to leather. Pages with light toning, handing wear, scuffs, scattered minute foxing spots, some areas of dampstaining to edges, later errant pencil marks to front and back pastedowns. Last approximately twenty pages are becoming separated from binding. Frakturs are loose in book, not bound. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
717 Lot 717: 3 Double Fore-edge Painted Books, incl. 2 Book of Common Prayer, 1792 & 1812 3 Double Fore-edge Painted Books, incl. 2 Book of Common Prayer, 1792 & 1812 Lot 717: 3 Double Fore-edge Painted Books, incl. 2 Book of Common Prayer, 1792 & 1812

1st item: THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, printed by T. Davidson, London, 1792. Hardcover octavo, gilt-edged pages with watercolor double fore-edge paintings, both depicting scenes of Hampstead, London, copper plate engraved frontispiece, rebound in original red full moroccan leather with gilt stamping to covers and spine, gilt lettering to spine, four raised hubs, gilt dentelle to interiors of covers, fragments of ribbon bookmarks. 10" H x 6 1/2" W x 2 1/4" D. Note: Includes a typed message from Paul Gottschalk, Holland, with a brief description of the book and the fore-edge painted scenes. 2nd item: THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, published for John Reeves, Esq., London, 1812. Hardcover octavo, gilt-edged pages with watercolor double fore-edge paintings of London scenes, one depicting The Temple Bar on Fleet Street, and one depicting The Horse Guard in Whitehall, hardbound in full red moroccan leather with gilt stamped borders to covers and spine, gilt lettering to spine, 8 5/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 5/8" D. 3rd item: TRAGEDIES, by Thomas Noon Talfourd, published by Edward Moxon, London, 1840. Hardcover octavo, 98 gilt-edged pages with watercolor double fore-edge paintings, one side depicting a scene of Athens with the Acropolis visible in the background and one depicting a Mediterranean village scene. possibly also Athens, hardbound in full black moroccan leather with gilt stamping to covers and spine, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle to interiors of covers. 8 5/8" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 1/8" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Covers with wear, rubbing, scuffs, corners bumped. Pages with toning, some foxing spots, especially to first few and past pages, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. Original front end paper is not present. 2nd item: Covers with wear, rubbing, tears, largest 1 1/2", back cover is separated from spine, corners are bumped. Pages are still bound together but are separated from spine. Pages with toning, acid burn to pastedowns and end papers, foxing spots, some areas of dampstaining, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. 3rd item: Covers with wear, rubbing, minor losses to leather, some staining, scuffs, corners bumped. Stitching to binding is becoming loose, pages are still bound together but are becoming separated from spine. Pages in light toning, some staining, pencil inscription from previous owners, handling wear to pastedowns and front matter pages. Foredges painting in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
718 Lot 718: Don Quixote, Vol. I, T. Smollett Ed., 1755 Don Quixote, Vol. I, T. Smollett Ed., 1755 Lot 718: Don Quixote, Vol. I, T. Smollett Ed., 1755

THE HISTORY AND ADVENTURES OF THE RENOWNED DON QUIXOTE, Vol. I, translated from the Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra by Tobis Smollett, printed for A. Miller, et al., London, 1755. Hardcover octavo, 403 red edged pages on laid paper with copper plate engraved frontispiece and 11 full page engraved plates after Francis Hayman (United Kingdom, 1708-1776), rebound in one-quarter brown cloth with brown leather covers with blindstamped borders, printed paper label with black lettering to spine. 11 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W x 2" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Covers with wear, losses to edges, including corners. Pages with toning, foxing spots, scotch tape repairs to front matter page, tears and flaking to edges of sheets, pencil inscriptions frm previous owner. Engraved plates are not collated. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
719 Lot 719: Suttree by Cormac McCarthy, Signed 1st Edition, 1st Printing Suttree by Cormac McCarthy, Signed 1st Edition, 1st Printing Lot 719: Suttree by Cormac McCarthy, Signed 1st Edition, 1st Printing

Author Signed, SUTTREE, First Edition, First Printing by Cormac McCarthy, published by Random House, New York, 1979. VF/VF, Very Fine book in Very Fine Dust Jacket. Signed "Cormac McCarthy" to title page. Stated First Edition on copyright page with correct Random House number line terminating in a "2". Octavo, original boards, white with black cloth spine. Original unclipped price of $12.95 on crisp dust jacket, protected in archival protector. Tight, white page block, no toning, appears unread. 8 5/8" H x 6" W x 1 5/8" D.

CONDITION: Jacket has 1/4" tear top of spine; book has very light soiling to top of page block near spine. [See more photos →]

$2,600.00$3,000.00
720 Lot 720: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 1st Edition/1st Printing VF/VF Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 1st Edition/1st Printing VF/VF Lot 720: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 1st Edition/1st Printing VF/VF

BLOOD MERIDIAN or THE EVENING REDNESS IN THE WEST, First Edition, First Printing by Cormac McCarthy, published by Random House, New York, 1985. Very Fine book in Very Fine Dust Jacket, Stated First Edition on copyright page with correct Random House number line "24689753" indicating First Printing. Octavo, red boards with red cloth spine, white pages with no toning, no writing, marks or blemishes. Original unclipped price of $17.95. Jacket has no tears, creases or toning, with strong color, protected in archival protector. 8 1/2" H x 6" W x 1 1/4" D.

CONDITION: Very Fine book / Very Fine dust jacket. This is a rare, pristine copy, with no visible flaws. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
721 Lot 721: 5 Cormac McCarthy 1st Ed. Books, incl. Border Trilogy, plus Signed Advance 5 Cormac McCarthy 1st Ed. Books, incl. Border Trilogy, plus Signed Advance Lot 721: 5 Cormac McCarthy 1st Ed. Books, incl. Border Trilogy, plus Signed Advance

1st Item: Signed ALL THE PRETTY HORSES by Cormac McCarthy, advance reading copy of the first edition, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Bound in publisher’s original printed wraps, in original slipcase.

2nd Item: ALL THE PRETTY HORSES, 1st Edition/1st Printing, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992, unread book in unclipped jacket, VF/VF.

3rd Item: THE CROSSING 1st Edition/1st Printing, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, USA, 1994, unread book in unclipped jacket, VF/F.

4th Item: CITIES OF THE PLAIN 1st Edition/1st Printing, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1998, unread book in unclipped jacket, VF/F.

5th Item: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN 1st Edition/1st Printing, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005, unread book in unclipped jacket.

6th Item: THE ROAD 1st Edition/1st Printing, New York: Alfred A. Knopf (2006). Unread hardcover in unclipped jacket. VF/F. Items ranging in size from 8 1/4″ H x 6″ W x 3/4″ D to 9 5/8″ H x 6″ W x 1 1/4″ D.

CONDITION: 1st Item (ARC): Book: Crisp and clean, white pages, sharp corners w/ slight roughing to top edge. Slipcase: bottom edge open along adhesive, slight corner bumping. 2nd-6th Items: All in F-VF condition with no writing, tears, or blemishes, with exception of 3rd Item (Crossing) slight wrinkle to top of jacket, 4th Item (Cities) slight wrinkle to top of jacket, and 6th Item (Road) Slight rub to front cover. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
722 Lot 722: Author Signed In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Limited Edition of First Printing Author Signed In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Limited Edition of First Printing Lot 722: Author Signed In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Limited Edition of First Printing

IN COLD BLOOD, author signed limited edition, by Truman Capote, published by Random House, New York, 1965. Stated "First Printing" on copyright page. Marked 172 of limited edition of 500 copies, signed by the author. 343 pp. Octavo, black cloth boards, title in gilt over red on spine, front cover with author's initials in gilt. Yellow endpapers with red top edge. Book is clean and unmarked, in publisher's original acetate dust jacket and red-papered slipcase. Book: 8 1/4" H x 8" W x 1 1/4" D. Slipcase: 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 3/8" D.

CONDITION: Slight fading to slipcase edges; slight toning to front edge of page block [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
723 Lot 723: 2 William Faulkner 1st Eds., incl. Go Down Moses, Requiem for a Nun 2 William Faulkner 1st Eds., incl. Go Down Moses, Requiem for a Nun Lot 723: 2 William Faulkner 1st Eds., incl. Go Down Moses, Requiem for a Nun

1st item: GO DOWN, MOSES AND OTHER STORIES, First Edition, Stated First Printing, by William Faulkner, published by Random House, New York, 1942. Hardcover octavo, 383 pages, hardbound in publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, includes price-clipped dust jacket. 8 1/4" H x 5 7/8" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: Dust jacket has the first issue point: eight titles on back panel starting with "Storm". 2nd item: REQUIEM FOR A NUN, First Edition, by William Faulkner, published by Random House, New York, 1951. Hardcover octavo, 286 pages, hardbound in one quarter black cloth with light green cloth sides, gilt lettering to spine, includes price-clipped dust jacket. 8 3/8" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: Dust jacket has the first issue point: M. McKnight Kauffer misspelling.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Dust jacket with creases, tears, largest 3/4", minor areas of loss, primarily to top and bottom of spine, toning. Covers with light handling wear. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning, scattered minute stains to edges, pencil and ink inscriptions from previous owners, including one to front matter page dated "December 1945". 2nd item: Dust jacket with creases, tears, largest 1/4" x 1 3/4", areas of loss primarily to top and bottom of spine, rubbing. Covers with light handling wear, sunning to top edges. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
724 Lot 724: William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun, 1st Ed. William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun, 1st Ed. Lot 724: William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun, 1st Ed.

REQUIEM FOR A NUN, First Edition, by William Faulkner, published by Random House, New York, 1951. Hardcover octavo, 286 pages, hardbound in one quarter black cloth with light green cloth sides, gilt lettering to spine, includes dust jacket. 8 3/8" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: Dust jacket has the first issue points: M. McKnight Kauffer misspelling and $3.00 price.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Dust jacket with creases, tears, largest 3 1/2", minor areas of loss to edges, rubbing. Covers with light handling wear, sunning to top edges. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. [See more photos →]

$200.00$250.00
725 Lot 725: 3 1st Ed. Mark Twain Books, incl. Prince & Pauper First Printing 3 1st Ed. Mark Twain Books, incl. Prince & Pauper First Printing Lot 725: 3 1st Ed. Mark Twain Books, incl. Prince & Pauper First Printing

1st item: THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER: A TALE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, First Edition, First Printing, by Mark Twain, published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1882. Hardcover octavo, 411 pages including notes and illustrations, hardbound in dark green publisher's cloth with black and gilt-stamped front cover with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. 8 3/4" H x 7 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: binding state "A" with central rosette on spine 1/8" below the horizontal fillet, and first printing points: Franklin Press imprint on verso of the title page, "estate" on line 1 of page 124, "do not" on line 22 of page 263, and "reigned" on line 8 of page 362. 2nd item: A TRAMP ABROAD, First Edition, Second State, by Mark Twain, published by American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1880. Hardcover octavo, 631 pages with frontispiece depicting a portrait of Twain and an illustration of a woman and an child titled "Titian's Moses", one back advertisement page, hardbound in dark brown publisher's cloth with gilt stamped and lettered front cover and spine. 9" H x 6 3/8" W x 2" D. 3rd item: EUROPE AND ELSEWHERE, First Edition, First Printing, by Mark Twain, published by Harper and Brothers, New York and London, 1923. Hardcover octavo, 406 pages with photographic frontispiece, hardbound in red publisher's cloth with gilt stamping to front cover and gilt lettering to spine. 8" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 1/2" D. Note: Includes first printing point: Code "E–X" on copyright page.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Covers with general handling, shelf wear, rubbing to cloth, staining, areas of puckering or wrinkling to cloth on spine, corners bumped. Front cover slightly loose with 2 1/2" tear to bottom of pastedown. Pages with toning, scattered minute foxing spots, some dampstaining to top edges, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. 2nd item: Covers with handling/shelf wear, rubbing, primarily to edges, some staining, mildew, losses, largest 3/8" x 1", to top and bottom of spine, corners bumped. Front matter pages, frontispieces, and title page are separated from spine. Pages with toning, some scattered foxing spots, areas of dampstaining to edges, back few pages and pastedown with wrinkling, binding to pastedown is exposed. 3rd item: Covers with light handling/shelf wear, light rubbing to edges, very minute tears to top of spine, corners bumped. Pages with toning, some dampstaining to top edges. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
727 Lot 727: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Vol. I-II, 1st ed., Later Printing, 1852 Uncle Tom's Cabin, Vol. I-II, 1st ed., Later Printing, 1852 Lot 727: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Vol. I-II, 1st ed., Later Printing, 1852

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY, First Edition, Later Printing, Vol I & II: Ninetieth Thousand, published by Harriet Beecher Stowe, published by John Jewett and Company, Jewett, Proctor and Worthington, Cleveland, 1852. Hardcover 12mos, 634 pages with engraved vignettes to title pages, additional plates, and 12 pages of back advertisements, hardbound in brown publisher's cloth with blind stamped borders and gilt stamping to front covers, gilt lettering to spine. Includes assorted newspaper clippings. Both approximately 7 7/8" H x 5 1/8" W x 1 1/4" D.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Covers with expected wear, rubbing, staining, spines are cocked, minor areas of loss, tears to top and bottom of spines, corners bumped. Pages with toning, areas of dampstaining, foxing spots, pencil inscription from previous owners. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
744 Lot 744: 150 French Fashion Plates c. 1810, Costume Parisien 150 French Fashion Plates c. 1810, Costume Parisien Lot 744: 150 French Fashion Plates c. 1810, Costume Parisien

One hundred and fifty (150) copper plate engravings with hand coloring titled "Costume Parisien" from Journal des Dames et des Modes magazine, published in Paris, circa 1804-13. Each depicts male and female subjects dressed in early 19th century fashion or diagrams of bonnets and other accessories with French text captions, lower center below image. Year, top left above image, title, top center above image, plate number, top right above image. Each hinged mounted to a manilla mat folder with typed label. Sheets approximately 8" H x 5" W. Mat folder: 11" H x 9 1/2" W. Note: not all items are shown in the photographs.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered toning, foxing spots, creases, pencil marks. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00