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579 Lot 579: Edward Wells, 13 Maps incl. Africa Edward Wells, 13 Maps incl. Africa Lot 579: Edward Wells, 13 Maps incl. Africa

Thirteen (13) Edward Wells (English, 1667-1727) maps plus title page from his rare atlas, A NEW SET OF MAPS BOTH OF ANCIENT AND PRESENT GEOGRAPHY, circa 1700-1712. All with decorative cartouches, dedicated to His Highness William Duke of Gloucester. Includes title page (undated) plus the following maps: Africa (left margin trimmed, separation at center fold line); Asia Minor (discoloration at left margin); Libya or Old Africk (right margin trimmed, with discoloration); 2 maps of Italy; "Part of Europe" (now mostly Asia, including China, Japan, and the Eastern Ocean); Asia Minor; Ancient Thrace; Netherlands and Low Countries; Latium Etruria; Greece; Gallia Cisalpina; and Iberia Europea or Ancient Spain. All approximately 18" x 21", unframed. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: All with minor toning, edge chipping, and scattered foxing, varying degrees of separation at center fold lines and margin trimming. Title page has tears/repairs at center fold line and some discoloration. The following maps have discoloration at left margins: Netherlands, "Part of Europe" (including present day Asia); Asia Minor. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
580 Lot 580: 9 European Maps, Fricx, 18th Century 9 European Maps, Fricx, 18th Century Lot 580: 9 European Maps, Fricx, 18th Century

After Eugene Henri Fricx (France, 1644-1730), nine (9) engraved European maps, published c. 1745, from Covens and Mortier's "ATLAS DES PAYS BAS…." Some of the maps first appeared in Eugene Fricx's TABLES DES CARTES DES PAYS BAS ET DES FRONTIERS DE FRANCE published in 1712, showing battle-related areas in the Netherlands and Northern France at the time of the War of Succession. Regions include Belgium (Louvain, Aerschot, Diest, etc.); Cambray, Bappaumes, St. Quentin, Perone; D'Avesnes Lanrecy, La Capelle Guise; Maestricht etc.; Comte de Namur (2 1/2" margin tear); Menin etc.; Mons d'Ath, de Charleroy, etc; Liege, Limbourg, et partie de Luxembourg; and Philippeville, Charlemont, etc. All measure 20 1/2" x 25" sheet. Unframed. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: All with some creasing/small folds, light toning and signs of handling including spots of light grime. All with small holes at top margin, center, possible bookworm damage. Scattered small margin tears up to 1". [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
581 Lot 581: 5 European Maps, incl. Napoleonic Theatre de la Guerre 5 European Maps, incl. Napoleonic Theatre de la Guerre Lot 581: 5 European Maps, incl. Napoleonic Theatre de la Guerre

Five (5) European maps, including French Napoleonic and English. 1st item: Map of Theater of War and French and Allied Saxon Marches in Prussia and Poland during the Campaigns of 1806 and 1807 (Carte de Theatre de la Guerre et Marches des Armees Francaises et Allies en Saxe en Prusse et en Pologne pendant les Campagnes de 1806 et 1807) engraved by Jean Baptiste Pierre Tardieu, circa 1807. Copper plate engraving depicting the areas of Europe involved in the Napoleonic War of the Fourth Coalition, October 1806-July 1807, including with hand colored elements detailing the routes of the different armies with French text. Title and tables, top left and center, scale of miles, lower center. Map surrounded by scale notations and double line border. Previously mounted to mat with old archival paper tape. Image – 16 3/8" H x 20 5/8" W. Sheet – 17 7/8" H x 22 1/2" W. Mat – 23 3/8" H x 27 1/4" W. 2nd item: The County of Middlesex, from an Actual Survey made in the Years 1819 & 1820 by C. & I. Greenwood, engraved by J. & J. Neele, 1829. Published by the proprietors C. Greenwood & Co., London. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring depicting Middlesex, a historic county in southeast England almost entirely within the wider urbanized area of London, center, with vignettes of Westminster Abbey, lower left, and St. Paul's Cathedral, lower right. Title, top left, compass rose, top center, Explanation and scale of miles, top right, Reference to the Hundreds, lower center. Map surrounded by border with scale notations. Housed in a mat with plastic covering. Image – 21" H x 25 3/4" W. Sight – 21 1/4" H x 26" W. Mat – 26 7/8" H x 32 3/8" W. 3rd item: "Carte D'Angleterre 1754" by Jean Palairet. Colored map of England and Wales with French identifications. Counties, cities, towns, rivers, bodies of water, and points of interest marked. Ireland, Scotland, and France also present. Decorative title cartouche with scale of miles, top right. Image – 20-1/4" H x 20-5/8" W. Sheet – 28-3/4" H x 21-1/4" W. 4th item: "A Map of France with the Dominions" by Richard William Seale, for "Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapins History", 1750. Uncolored map of France and surrounding territories, including parts of England, Germany, and Spain, with regions, cities, towns, rivers, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and points of interest marked. Decorative title cartouche, middle left. Explanation and 2 scales of miles, lower right. Image – 15" H x 18-1/2" W. Sheet – 16" H x 19-1/4" W. 5th item: "Dept de la Seine" by Victor Levasseur, engraved by Laguillermie and Rainaud, for "Atlas National Illustre des 86 Departments et des Possessions De La France", 1833. Colored map of Paris, with surrounding regions, including Versailles, some colored elements. Surrounding map are sections of text describing statistics, curiosities and celebrities, and products and commerce. Images of local heroes, products, landscapes, dress, and coat of arms with colored elements above and below map. Image – 12" H x 17-3/8" W. Sheet – 14-1/8" H x 20-1/8" W.All items mid 18th/second quarter 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with foxing spots, tears. Residue from old archival paper tape to each corner. Sheet has been cut down. 2nd item: Overall good condition with toning/areas of acid burn, foxing spots. Not examined outside of mat. 3rd item: Impression of other map visible lower right. Areas of toning on surface, largest area 1/2", lower middle left. Slight toning around edges. Loss, rips, tears, to edges of sheet. 4th item: 1-5/8" line of toning, top left. Slight toning around edges, toning extends 1-5/8" on top edge. 5th item: 2 brown stains, 3/8" top middle right, and 1/8" middle left. Slight toning around edges. [See more photos →]

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582 Lot 582: T. Kitchin Louisiana Map, 1765 T. Kitchin Louisiana Map, 1765 Lot 582: T. Kitchin Louisiana Map, 1765

Louisiana, as formerly claimed by France, now containing part of British America to the East in SpanishAmerica to the West of Mississippi map, by Thomas Kitchin, published in the London Magazine, for R. Baldwin, Vol. 34, opp. pg. 276, June 1765. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring depicting the Louisianaterritory, center, and the surrounding areas including the Country of New Mexico, lower left, and Native American territory, including Cherokees and Creeks, designated as "Upper Cherakees [sic]", "Lower Cherakees [sic]", "Upper Creeks", and "Lower Creeks", along with other tribes, right. Citiesand towns, including New Orleans, bodies of water, and other points of interest including "Country full of Mines" are labeled. Compass rose, scale of miles, and title cartouche, lower right.Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Secured to a mat with two pieces of white archival tape, top left and right edge. Sheet – 8 3/8" H x 9 5/8" W. Sight – 7 1/4" H x 9 3/8" W. Mat – 11 1/8" H x 13 3/4" W. Third quarter 18th century. CONDITION: Light toning, few minute foxing spots. Few tears, largest 1/4", to fold lines. Two areas of loss, largest 1 1/4" x 1/4", to corners of sheet. Pencil inscription en verso. David Lloyd Swift ink stamp indicates that the map was professionally deacidifiedin March 1998. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
583 Lot 583: J.H. Young Texas Map, 1856 J.H. Young Texas Map, 1856 Lot 583: J.H. Young Texas Map, 1856

Map of the State of Texas, by James Hamilton Young, engraved by J.L. Hazard, published in A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS, Charles Desilver, Philadelphia, 1856. Steel plate engraving with hand coloring depicting the territory of Texas, center, and the surrounding areas including Mexico, lower left, and the Indian Territory, Arkansas, and Louisiana, top right. Cities and towns, including Austin and Houston, railroads, bodies of water, counties, and other points of interest including Apache, Comanchees, and Lippan lands, important battlefields in both the Texas Revolution and the Mexican-American War, are labelled. Inset maps of Northern Texas and Map of Galveston Bay, top and lower left. List of railroads, title, and scale of miles, lower right. Explanation and population tables listed by race, center left. Map surrounded by scale notations and a decorative border. Photocopy of the atlas cover, en verso. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Sheet – 13 3/4" H x 16 3/4" W. Sleeve – 14 1/2" H x 17 5/8" W. Mid 19th century. CONDITION: Light toning/acid burn, few minute foxing spots visible en verso. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally deacidified on March 14, 1989. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
584 Lot 584: 2 Southeast US Maps, incl. KY and TN 2 Southeast US Maps, incl. KY and TN Lot 584: 2 Southeast US Maps, incl. KY and TN

Two (2) Southern Maps. 1st item: Abraham Bradley, Jr. (American, 1767-1838), MAP OF THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, engraved for The American Gazetteer by Jedidiah Morse, published by S. Hall, Boston, 1797. Copper plate engravingwith hand coloring of the Southern United States and Native American territories east of the Mississippi River including Part of Kentucky, Part of Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia Western, South Carolina, Chactaws [sic] Territory Georgia, West Florida, and East Florida, prior to the establishment of Mississippi and Alabama in 1817 and the Louisiana Purchase. Cities from Norfolk to St. Augustine, towns, districts, including the Mero District near Nashville, bodies of water, and other areas of interest, including the locations of Native American tribes, including the UpperCreeks and Cherokees in eastern Kentucky, are labelled. Title and scale of miles, center to lower right. Map surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and secured to a mat. Sight – 8 1/8" H x 15 1/4" W. Mat – 14 1/4" H x 20 1/4" W. Late 18th century.2nd item: John Bartholomew (Scottish, 1831-1893), KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE, drawn and engraved by John Bartholomew, for Black's Atlas of North America, published by Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1856. Steel plate engraving with printed coloring depicting Kentucky and Tennessee and the surrounding areas with cities and towns, including Nashville and Knoxville, counties, bodies of water, roads, and other areas of interest labelled. Title and scale of miles, top left. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and secured to a mat. Sheet – 12 1/4" H x 16 3/4" W. Mat – 18 3/8" H x 24 3/8" W. Mid 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Areas of toning/acid burn, foxing spots, largest 1/2". 1/4" x 2 1/2" area of loss, lower right corner of sheet. Areas of tape repair, largest 1 3/4" x 3/4", visible en verso. Possible pencil inscriptions en verso. Map with paperbacking. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified in 1998. 2nd item: Areas of toning, minute foxing spots. Pencil inscriptions, en verso. David Lloyd Swift ink stamp label indicates that the map was professionally deacidified. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
585 Lot 585: Early Virginia Map, B. Tanner, J. Reid, 1796 Early Virginia Map, B. Tanner, J. Reid, 1796 Lot 585: Early Virginia Map, B. Tanner, J. Reid, 1796

THE STATE OF VIRGINIA map, engraved by Benjamin Tanner, for The American Atlas, published by John Reid, New York, 1796. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring depicting an early map of Virginia with cities and towns, including Richmond, counties, roads, rivers, lakes, islands, harbors, bays, court houses, along with topographical details labelled. Title cartouche and scale of miles, top left.Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and secured to a mat. Plate – 14 1/4" H x 19 1/2" W. Sheet – 16 3/8" H x 20 1/8" W. Sight – 15" H x 19 3/4" W. Mat – 20" H x 26" W. Late 18th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, largest 1/4". David Lloyd Swift ink stamp label indicates that the map was professionally deacidified. [See more photos →]

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586 Lot 586: 4 TN/KY Maps, incl. Mathew Carey, 1816 4 TN/KY Maps, incl. Mathew Carey, 1816 Lot 586: 4 TN/KY Maps, incl. Mathew Carey, 1816

Two (2) Maps of Tennessee, two (2) maps of Tennessee and Kentucky, 4 items total. 1st item: Tennessee map, from American Pocket Atlas, published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, 1816. Copper plate engraving depicting Tennessee, center and surrounding areas, with cities and towns, including Knoxville, Clarksville, and Nashvill [sic], roads, bodies of water, and other points of interest, includingCragfont, the Home of General James Winchester, labelled. Title and scale of miles, top center. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archivalsleeve and secured to a mat. Plate – 6 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W. Sheet – 8 5/8" H x 10 5/8" W. Sight – 8 1/8" H x 10 1/8" W. Mat – 13" H x 14 5/8" W. 2nd item: Kentucky and Tennessee map, believed to be by David H. Burr, from The American Atlas, published by John Arrowsmith, London, 1839. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring depicting Kentucky and Tennesseeand surrounding areas, with cities and towns, including Knoxville, Nashville, and Frankfort, roads, bodies of water, and other points of interest labeled. Title cartouche, top left. Surrounded by scale notations and a decorative border.Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archivalsleeve and secured to a mat. Sheet – 8 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Sight – 8 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W. Mat – 12 1/2" H x 15 1/8" W. 3rd item: Map of the States of Kentucky and Tennessee, engraved and printed by Fenner and Sears Company, from The History and Topography of the United States, J.H. Hinton, ed. London: I.T. Hinton and Simpkin & Marshall, Vol. 1, facing pg. 421,1831. Copper plate engraving depicting Kentucky and Tennesseeand the surrounding areas withcities and towns, including Knoxville, Lexington, and Nashville, with Murfreesboro listed as the capital of Tennessee,roads, bodies of water, and other points of interest labelled.Title and scale of miles, top left. Surroundedby scale notations and a triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and housed in a double mat. Sight – 10 1/4" H x 16" W. Mat – 14 3/4" H x 21 5/8" W.4th item: A New Map of Tennessee, engraved by J. and W. W. Warr, fromA New Universal Atlas by Henry S. Tanner, published by Carey and Hart, Philadelphia, 1841. Copper plate engraving depicting Tennessee and the surrounding areas withcities and towns, including Knoxville, Clarksville, and Nashville, roads, bodies of water, and other points of interest labelled. Two inset maps of Nashville and Knoxville, top left and right. Title and scale of miles, top center, explanation, lower left, Steam Boat Routes tables, lower right. Surrounded by scale notations and a triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archivalsleeve. Plate – 12 3/8" H x 15 1/4" W. Sheet – 12 7/8" H x 16" W. Sleeve – 14 1/8" H x 17 1/4" W. All items first half of 19th century. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light toning/acid burn, minute foxing spots. 1st item: Pencil inscription en verso. 2nd item: Toning impressions visible en verso. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on February 3, 1998.3rd item: Toning impressions to surface of sheet.David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on November 1, 1989. 4th item: Pencil inscriptions, lower right of sheet. Areas of loss, largest 5/8" x 1 1/8", to sheet.David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on February 13, 1998. [See more photos →]

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587 Lot 587: State of Franklin Map, Purcell State of Franklin Map, Purcell Lot 587: State of Franklin Map, Purcell

A MAP OF THE STATES OF VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA by Joseph Purcell, engraved by W. Harrison, for Morse's Geography byJedidiah Morse, published by John Stockdale, London, 1792.Rare copperplate engraved map showing the "State of Franklin" – which would later become East Tennessee- and Nashville within the state of North Carolina, surrounded by Southern States, includingMaryland, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, and West and East Florida, with Louisiana Spanishterritory, left, and "New States," above.Cities, from Baltimore to St. Augustine, towns,counties, bodies of water, and other areas of interest, including the locations of Native American tribes, including the Cherokee Northeast Georgia, Indian Trade paths, the Seven Ranges, Ekanfanoka Swamp (Okefenokee), Port Vincient (Vincennes), The Ohio Company, New Jersey Company and Illinois Company Lands, the Donation Lands of the Commonwealth of Virginia, are labelled. Title, lower right, explanation and scale of miles, top right. Map surrounded by scale notations and a line border.Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and secured to a mat. Plate – 13" H x 15 1/8" W Sheet – 15 3/8" H x 17 5/8" W. Sight – 13 3/4" H x 16 1/4" W. Mat – 20 1/4" H x 27 1/4" W. Late 18th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning, minute foxing spots. Areas of white archival tape repair, largest 17 1/2" x 1", primarily to fold lines, visible en verso.David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified in 1994. [See more photos →]

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588 Lot 588: Bird's Eye View Map of Memphis TN Bird's Eye View Map of Memphis TN Lot 588: Bird's Eye View Map of Memphis TN

L.B. Folger and C. Kallenback: MEMPHIS – BIRD'S EYE VIEW – SUPPLEMENT TO THE APPEAL. Scarce lithograph on paper aerial view of Memphis, Tennessee, as it appeared circa 1890 or earlier, showing the Mississippi River front with cotton bales being loaded onto steamboats, the U.S. Customs House, and horses and carriages traversing numerous downtown streets. Notably absent is the Cossitt Library at Front Street and Monroe, completed in 1893. Matted and housed under glass in a narrow black contemporary frame. Sight – 20 1/2" H x 31" W. Framed – 24" H x 36" W. Circa 1888. Note: the Memphis Appeal newspaper was founded in 1841 and merged in 1890 with the Memphis Avalanche to become the short-lived Memphis Appeal Avalanche, a forerunner of the current day Memphis Commercial Appeal. Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Separations and losses up to 1/4" at fold lines; possible tape backing to fold lines. Scattered light creasing. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
589 Lot 589: Nashville Plat Map Book, 1928 Nashville Plat Map Book, 1928 Lot 589: Nashville Plat Map Book, 1928

PLAT BOOK OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, 1925, S.M. Murray Engineering Company. Contains 115 black and white plates of survey maps of Nashville TN showing roads, subdivisions, and various landmarks. Includes index. Cloth covered boards with leather title plaque; each plat map backed with linen. Also includes several loose items stuck into the pages such as a blueprint of "Alvin Foster's Sleepy Hollow Farm" in neighboring Williamson County, a survey map of the H.C. Ezell land on Mill Creek, a printed map of Corinne Place on J.K. Rain's land dated 1906, and 2 mass produced National Geographic maps. Plat book – 2" H x 23" W x 19" D. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Wear and staining to cloth covers. Some pages with light dampstaining to outer corners, some with extraneous pencil marks, all with some light toning. [See more photos →]

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590 Lot 590: Four 19th Century TN Maps Four 19th Century TN Maps Lot 590: Four 19th Century TN Maps

Four (4) 19th Century Tennessee Maps, incl. Thomas G. Bradford, 1838. 1st item: "Tennessee" Map by Thomas G. Bradford, engraved by George W. Boynton, 1838. From "A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial" by Thomas G. Bradford. Copper plate engraving with hand-coloring of Kentucky and Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, and mountains. Title and scale of miles, lower left. "Longitude West from Washington", centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Image – 11 1/4" H x 15" W. Sheet – 14 3/4" H x 18 7/8" W. 2nd item: "A New Map of Tennessee" by Samuel A. Mitchell, engraved by H. N. Burroughs, published by Samuel A. Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1846. From "A New Universal Atlas" by Samuel A. Mitchell. Lithographic engraving with hand coloring of Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, and mountains. Includes inset maps of the "Environs of Nashville", top left, and the "Environs of Knoxville", top right. Title and scale of miles, top center, explanation, lower left, distance tables, lower right. "Longitude West from Washington", centered above map. Map surrounded by scale notations and "Cary and Hart" border. Mounted to mat. Image – 11" H x 15" W. Sheet – 14" H x 17 1/4" W. Mat – 17" H x 21 1/8" W. 3rd item: "A New Map of Tennessee" by Samuel A. Mitchell, published by Thomas, Cowperthwait and Company, Philadelphia, 1855. From "A New Universal Atlas" by Samuel A. Mitchell. Lithographic engraving with hand coloring of Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, and mountains. Includes inset maps of the "Environs of Nashville", top left, and the "Environs of Knoxville", top right. Title and scale of miles, top center, explanation, lower left, distance tables, lower right. "Longitude West from Washington", centered above map. Map surrounded by scale notations and decorative border. Housed in wooden frame with mat. Image – 11 1/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Sight – 12" H x 16" W. Framed – 16 3/4" H x 20 7/8" W. 4th item: "A New Map of Tennessee" by Samuel A. Mitchell, published by Charles DeSilver, 1857. From "A New Universal Atlas" by Samuel A. Mitchell. Lithographic engraving with hand coloring of Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, and mountains. Includes inset maps of the "Environs of Nashville", top left, and the "Environs of Knoxville", top right. Title and scale of miles, top center, explanation, lower left, distance tables, lower right. "Longitude West from Washington", centered above map. Map surrounded by scale notations and fretwork border. Image – 11 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W. Sheet – 13 1/2" H x 17 1/4" W. All items American, early/mid 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Ghost tape mark, top right of sheet. Toning around edges of sheet. 1 1/4" tear, lower right corner. Black scuffs, largest 3/4", surface of sheet. Toning, visible en verso. 2nd item: Toning around edges of sheet. 3/8" hole top right of sheet. Minute foxing spots visible en verso. 3rd item: Toning visible around inside edge of matte. 1/4" toning spot, top left of map. Not examined outside of frame. 4th item: 5" area of water damage, top right corner. Slight toning around edges of sheet. Minute foxing spots on surface of map. 1/4" tear lower center edge of map. Toning, foxing spots visible en verso. [See more photos →]

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591 Lot 591: Roger Sherman Signed CT Land Grant, 1757 Roger Sherman Signed CT Land Grant, 1757 Lot 591: Roger Sherman Signed CT Land Grant, 1757

Roger Sherman (1721-1793), early American statesman, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Founding Father of the United States, land document signed twice as Justice of the Peace, granting Jonah Todd five acres of land in New Milford, County of Litchford, Connecticut. Dated May 14, 1757. Typed transcription and handwritten notations en verso. Housed with a reproduction fragment of the Declaration of Independence under glass with "Sherman" stamped lower center, in a decorative carved wooden frame. Sight – 11 3/8" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed – 20 3/4" H x 13 1/4" W. Note: Roger Sherman is the only person to have signed all four great state papers of the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. CONDITION: Sherman signatures in overall good, legible condition (second signature is obscured by mat). Document with toning, foxing spots, 6" repair to fold line (very slightly affecting signature). Areas of loss, largest 3/4", to frame. [See more photos →]

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593 Lot 593: Randolph Family of Virginia Archive Randolph Family of Virginia Archive Lot 593: Randolph Family of Virginia Archive

Letter archive related to the Randolph family of Virginia, including Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Lewis Meriwether Randolph – the grandson of President Jefferson and secretary of Arkansas territory- and Lewis's widow Elizabeth Martin Randolph, who became the second wife of Andrew Jackson Donelson. 13 pieces of ephemera total. Includes a circa 1838 manuscript copy of a list of personal property and buyers from the sale of the estate of Lewis Randolph, circa 1838 (fire/water damage makes last few pages illegible); a printed announcement of the opening of the Edgehill School for Young Ladies in Albemarle County by Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Randolph and Miss Mary Jane Lewis, with ALS dated Jan. 30, 1838 from Mrs. Jane H. Randolph to Elizabeth Randolph in care of her father James at his home, Fountain of Health, "near the Hermitage," expressing condolences on the loss of Lewis Randolph; Thomas Jefferson Randolph ALS to Elizabeth Randolph expressing grief at the loss of Lewis Randolph and urging her that "should any accident happen to you, have [your son] sent to me that we may rear hm as our own most cherished," dated Edgehill, Dec. 25, 1837 (large separation at fold line); George Wythe Randolph ALS to Andrew Jackson Donelson regarding the settling of Lewis Randolph's estate and stating "Lewis carried with him to the West a violin given to him by Mr. Jefferson, of a peculiar construction, different from those in common use," and asking if he might have it, dated Sept. 1, 1842. Also included is a Lewis Meriwether Randolph ALS dated August 25, 1837 from his plantation in Arkansas to James Martin in Tennessee. Randolph asks his father in law to help him acquire an Eihart or Alhart rifle and gives specific instructions about how it is to be made. Randolph also writes about bilious fever which mildly sickened himself and Elizabeth and one family of his slaves. (Randolph would be dead less than a month after writing this letter, of unknown cause). Other letter writers include C.J. (Catherine?) Randolph to Elizabeth Randolph describing Andrew Jackson ("he reminds me so much of my grandfather that I am carried back to that happy times (sic) when we were all living with him at Monticello"), and the children of Andrew Jackson Donelson, dated Dec. 21, 1835; Jane Randolph and Caryanne Ruffin congratulating Elizabeth Randolph on her marriage to Andrew Jackson Donelson (undated, holes on p. 2); political related letter to Lewis Randolph from M.L.(?) Randolph, undated, from Edgehill, on "the triumph of the Democrats in this county" and family news. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Significant fading to the letter from Lewis Randolph regarding bilious fever at his Arkansas plantation. Fire/water damage to Lewis Randolph estate sale record. Other letters generally good condition with some small losses, toning, creases, etc. Refer to description. Some previous owner notations. Scattered stickers are adhered to plastic sheaths and not on the paper. [See more photos →]

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594 Lot 594:  "Historic Places in Tennessee", compiled by TN Society DAR "Historic Places in Tennessee", compiled by TN Society DAR Lot 594:  "Historic Places in Tennessee", compiled by TN Society DAR

HISTORIC PLACES IN TENNESSEE, a bound collection of photographs, prints and maps compiled by the Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) for the Tennessee room of the DAR Headquarters, Memorial Continental Hall, in Washington, D.C., with seven gelatin silver prints by noted Nashville photographer Marvin Willard Wiles (1882-1957) and hand printed text and hand painted enhanced capital letters with vignette illustrations by Haywood Norman. Title page reads: "Historic Places in Tennessee, Selected and Presented to the Tennessee Room, Memorial Continental Hall, by Penelope Johnson Allen, State Historian, Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution, November 1923. Inscriptions and Decorations by Haywood Norman". The book is comprised of thirty (30) photographs, illustrations, and two (2) maps, all relating to Tennessee history,each with handwritten information text pages and enhancedcapital letters by Norman. Wiles'photographsinclude images of the front and rear of the Hermitage, Cedar Lane, the gateway to the Hermitage, The Original Hermitage, Belle Meade, the Parthenon, and The Tennessee State Capitol building. Other notable sites and images featured include a facsimile of The Timberlake Map, Tennessee's first "authentic" map, the first church building in TN, President Andrew Johnson's Tailor Shop, Jonesboro, The Boone Tree, John Sevier's Church, and the Cumberland Gap. Housed in a leather bound portfolio with marbleized end pages; wooden title placard to the front cover with hand painted Tennessee state seal. 12" H x 11 3/4" W x 2" D. Biography: Marvin Willard Wiles, son of Mary Elizabeth (nee Cruzen) and Henry G. Wiles, was born in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. He may have spent some of his childhood in Florence, Alabama, where his father had a business, and reportedly moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1895. "M. W. Wiles" and Lessie J. Hood were married on 19 May 1903 in Davidson County, Tennessee. City directories for Nashville through 1908 show him employed as a clerk or salesman, and beginning in 1909 as a photographer. Marvin Wiles opened a photography studio in Nashville in 1910, and took pictures for local newspapers, covering events such as Woodrow Wilson's inauguration and the return of soldiers from WWI. Marvin Wiles entered a partnership with Steve Hood in 1940, creating the Wiles-Hood Studio, and retired in 1954. The Tennessee State Library and Archives has a collection of 60 photographs taken by Marvin Wiles in and around the Nashville area. (source:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/67955265/marvin-willard-wiles). CONDITION: Cover with overall general wear and losses, chipping to the edges, spine partially detached. Some light shedding. Interior overall good condition with light toning and wear. [See more photos →]

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595 Lot 595: Abram Maury 1799 Bond to build a TN School Abram Maury 1799 Bond to build a TN School Lot 595: Abram Maury 1799 Bond to build a TN School

Abram Maury (1766-1825), early Middle Tennessee settler and founder of Franklin, Tennessee, 1799 signed bond promising to pay James Robertson, Andrew Jackson, William T. Lewis, James Hennen, and John McNairy, Trustees of the Federal Seminary, "the sums annexed to our names for the purpose of building a school house." Dated Feb. 19, 1799. Although it appears other names were intended to follow, Maury's is the only signature on the page. The reverse side is addressed "for A. Jackson Esquire." Single sheet, 9 3/4" x 7 5/8". Note: The Federal Seminary was one of Middle Tennessee's earliest schools of higher education. In 1799 it was consolidated with the Davidson Academy. By 1806 it was known as Cumberland College and by 1826 as the University of Nashville. (Source: "The University of Nashville 1785-1892," published by Marshall & Bruce, 1892). The Trustees of the Federal Seminary addressed in this document were some of the most prominent Tennesseans of the period: James Robertson was an explorer recognized as a founder of Nashville and the Father of Middle Tennessee; Andrew Jackson went on to become President, and Jackson's friend and mentor John McNairy was one of Tennessee's first federal judges. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Separations and some light stains at fold lines, a couple of small edge losses, general toning. Previous owner pencil notations. Sticker is on plastic sheath containing this document, not on the paper itself. [See more photos →]

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596 Lot 596: Catalog of Books in the Nashville Library, 1825, John Overton's copy Catalog of Books in the Nashville Library, 1825, John Overton's copy Lot 596: Catalog of Books in the Nashville Library, 1825, John Overton's copy

CATALOG OF BOOKS IN THE NASHVILLE LIBRARY, MARCH, 1825, printed by Joseph Norvell, Nashville, 1825. 22-page pamphlet (including covers) with inventory of books in the Nashville library by subject matter (approximately 300 titles). Latter pages list Present Officers of the library and Library Rules. The front cover of this extremely rare imprint is signed by Judge John Overton, the early Tennessee jurist, advisor to President Andrew Jackson, co-founder of Memphis and owner of Traveller's Rest Plantation. Note: In 1813, the Tennessee General Assembly passed "an act to incorporate the Nashville Library Company." Seven directors were appointed to select a librarian, clerk and treasurer, but it wasn't until 1823 that the legislature passed an amendment authorizing a lottery to raise "up to $5,000" to actually purchase books. (Source: The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, published by Marcel Dekker, Inc. 1976). Note this was not a Public Library, but rather a subscription-based business venture; each shareholder was required to pay a semi-annual contribution of one dollar on each share. Persons not holding shares could, however, pay 12 1/2 cents per week to borrow a book and were required to pay the Librarian a deposit equal to the value of the book before it could be removed from the premises. The library, located "above Robertson and Eliot's Bookstore" on the Public Square, was open two days a week. This pamphlet is the earliest known inventory of the books in the collection. 7 3/4" x 5". Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Paper brittle and fragile; lower edges of interior pages with deckle edges indicating possible losses; top edge with acid burn; general overall toning and light foxing; corner losses; break to thread used in binding. [See more photos →]

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597 Lot 597: Emily Tennessee Donelson ALS, White House Hostess Emily Tennessee Donelson ALS, White House Hostess Lot 597: Emily Tennessee Donelson ALS, White House Hostess

Very scarce autograph letter, signed, by Emily Tennessee Donelson (1807-1836), wife of Andrew Jackson Donelson, who served as First Lady / White House Hostess to President Andrew Jackson from 1828 to about 1834. This letter, with both personal and political content, is dated "The Mansion, Oct. 15th, 1830," and addressed to Andrew Jackson Donelson. "The Mansion" likely does not refer to the White House but a home near Nashville where Emily stayed while her husband returned to Washington, DC; part of the reason for her remaining behind was likely the worsening of the so-called Petticoat Affair involving Secretary of War John Eaton and his wife Peggy, whom Emily had treated coldly, putting a strain on her own relationship with the President. (In early 1830, the Eatons had declined a White House dinner invitation, citing Emily's treatment of Mrs. Eaton; Emily refused to resume her White House duties as long as Peggy Eaton was accepted at the White House). Nevertheless, in this letter, Emily seeks to maintain peace in a potential rift between President Jackson and her husband. She begins with personal matters, writing "I am happy to hear that you think so highly of my portrait [probably one painted by Ralph E.W. Earl] and hope you will make it supply in some measure the place of the original. I suppose you were all at the wedding last night, and hope you all enjoyed yourselves, and that Daniel and Margaret [future CSA General Daniel Smith Donelson and Margaret Branch] were as happy as possible. I was thinking of you all the evening and would have given anything to have been there. Give my love to them and tell them I wish them every happiness and blessing that this world can afford…." The letter soon takes a political turn, as she brings up a speech by a Mr Burton. "My dear husband, let me beg you not to let it ruffle in any way your feelings toward Uncle Jackson, for such a thing would be more acceptable to your enemies than anything you could do. Mr. B shows plainly that they are all jealous of Uncle's friendship to you and are making use of every exertion in their power to separate you. I hope you will follow the advice of such friends as Mr. McLemore and suffer any mortification on his account. Burton's __ will recoil on his own head and there let it rest. Uncle [sic] last words to me were that before he would do anything to injure the honor of yourself, who he had raised as his own son, he would cut off his right arm." News of her children is also contained, and a postscript question inquiring if Major Lewis is still at the President's House. Two pages, front and back (with address and previous owner's pencil narrative en verso of the second page). 9 3/4" x 7 3/4". Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Light grime and discoloration, some fading to text, light creasing, losses to second page up to 1"L. Previous owner commentary in pencil on page 2 and underlined words for emphasis en verso of page 1. [See more photos →]

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599 Lot 599: 17 Portrait Prints of Andrew Jackson 17 Portrait Prints of Andrew Jackson Lot 599: 17 Portrait Prints of Andrew Jackson

A collection of seventeen (17) engravings, etchings and lithographs of President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845, President 1829-1837). Included are two fairly scarce images: a bust length stipple engraving with "frame" by J.B. Longacre from the original miniature by Joseph Wood c. 1830, 8" x 5 1/4" sheet; and a full length portrait of Jackson holding the U.S. Constitution, after the original drawing by Francis Kearny circa 1829, published by J. Hew, proof before letters. 11 5/8" x 9". Other prints range in size from 2" x 2" to 17 3/4" x 13" and include works up through the mid 20th century by/after John Vanderlyn, Anthony Edwards, Johnson & Fry, T. Doney, Chappel, Audibert, Walter, Earl, and Nathaniel Currier. Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: All items overall good condition, some with scattered light foxing and tiny edge tears and/or corner bends and losses. The Longacre print has notable foxing and has been cut down from original larger size, as have a couple of the smallest prints (now adhered to paper backing). The Chappel/Johnson/Fry print of Jackson on horseback has adhesive stains to top edge and uneven discoloration to central image. [See more photos →]

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600 Lot 600: Andrew Jackson Signed Loan Guarantee, Slave Related Andrew Jackson Signed Loan Guarantee, Slave Related Lot 600: Andrew Jackson Signed Loan Guarantee, Slave Related

1836 slavery related document signed by President Andrew Jackson, Andrew Jackson Jr., and Andrew Jackson Donelson, along with witnesses including Ralph Earl and Major William Noland. With this bond, dated September, 1836, Andrew Jackson, as President, guarantees the repayment of an $8,000 loan on behalf of his adopted son, Andrew Jackson, Jr. and nephew/protege, Andrew Jackson Donelson (who also served as President Jackson's private secretary and was the Vice Presidential candidate for the Know-Nothing party in 1856). The funds were borrowed from Captain William A. Eliason, whose signature also appears on the back, above President Jackson's. The bond is also signed by witnesses including the President's close friend and "court painter," the artist Ralph E.W. Earl, as witness, and aide Major William Noland. 12 3/4" x 15 1/2", unfolded. Note: President Jackson's nephews, whom he and his wife Rachel raised from childhood, were often in a position of needing cash to finance various ventures, ranging from cotton planting to horse racing. In his book "Andrew Jackson Donelson: Jacksonian and Unionist," author Richard Douglas Spence references this Sept. 20, 1836 agreement, and writes that Andrew Jackson Donelson and Andrew Jackson, Jr. each borrowed $4,000 from Eliason, a West Point schoolmate, in order to purchase forty-four slaves for their respective plantations. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Patch across end of the President's signature and to two spots next to his sons' signatures. Overall toning, handling grime. Losses to upper edge of one page. Previous owner pencil notations. [See more photos →]

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601 Lot 601: 3 Andrew Jackson related letters plus printed material, 7 items total 3 Andrew Jackson related letters plus printed material, 7 items total Lot 601: 3 Andrew Jackson related letters plus printed material, 7 items total

Three (3) documents relating to President Andrew Jackson (b. 1767-d. 1845, President 1829-1837) including two (2) letters possibly endorsed by Jackson, plus three (3) printed news items relating to Jackson, and one (1) John Eaton ALS from 1831, the year of his resignation due to the Petticoat Affair. (7 items total). 1st item: Letter dated 14 April, 1829 from John Houston to Jackson's private secretary, his nephew Andrew Jackson Donelson (spelled incorrectly here as Donaldson), seeking the President's help in his efforts to obtain a promotion to the Chief Clerkship in the Office of the U.S. Treasurer. En verso, possibly in Jackson's hand: "The president has read all the letters JH Houston sent ___ in due time will see the Treasurer on the subject of his letter." 9 3/4" x 16" sheet (folded at center). 2nd item: Letter dated Jan. 8, 1830, from Nicholas Philip Trist, withdrawing his application to be appointed secretary of the territory of Florida and recommending W.M.C. Fairfax. The letter is addressed to Andrew Jackson Donelson Esq "at the President's". Handwritten note in ink en verso, possibly in Jackson or Donelson's hand: "N.P. Trist withdraws his application to be appointed Sec of Florida." Single page, 9 3/4" x 7 3/4". 3rd item: Letter dated Aug. 15, 1836, from Nicholas P. Trist, who had just returned from Havana (where he was consul); requesting Jackson intervene in the case of an "injustice" against a Lt. Downing of the United States Navy. Addressed to "Andrew Jackson Donelson, Esq. Private Secretary to the President." Single page, folded. 9 3/4" x 15 1/2". 4th item: Andrew Jackson's Message to Congress, Dec. 4, 1832 from the National Intelligencer (Extra), single sheet recto only, 21 1/2" x 15 1/2", on relations with foreign countries including Britain and Spain, the national debt and manufacturing. 5th item: Reports of the death of Jackson in the Wyoming County Record newspaper with biography, funeral coverage. 19 1/2" x 13". 6th item: The National Intelligencer, Extra, Oct. 9, 1832, a response from Congressman William Russell of Ohio, withdrawing his support for Andrew Jackson and denouncing "the abominable misrule of Gen. Jackson and the unprincipled cabal with which he is surrounded." Bound in paper cover, 9" x 6 3/8". 7th item: John Eaton ALS giving Major William B. Lewis power of attorney to endorse certain notes drawn on Amos Kendall, Philip G. Randolph, and John Bell when they come due. Dated Sept. 17, 1831. 9 1/2" x 8". Note: Jackson's appointment of Senator John Eaton as Secretary of War set off a scandal known as the Petticoat Affair, because of Eaton's marriage to Margaret "Peggy" Eaton. Eaton resigned in 1831, the year this document was signed. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: general toning and creases, two holes (1" and 1/4"), the larger extending into the red seal mark adjacent to Jackson's writing. 2nd item: staining at lower left and right edges; general toning and creases. 3rd item: a few light stains, a few previous owner pencil notations. 4th item – fragile condition with many separations at fold lines, significant toning and foxing. 5th item (- very fragile with significant losses along edges, some discoloration. 6th item: Discoloration and scattered small holes, edge chipping. 7th item: light stain across Eaton's signature. Some items with previous owner pencil notations. Scattered stickers are on plastic sheaths, not on the paper. [See more photos →]

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602 Lot 602: Andrew Jackson 1790s Legal Notes, Slave related Andrew Jackson 1790s Legal Notes, Slave related Lot 602: Andrew Jackson 1790s Legal Notes, Slave related

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845, President 1829-1837) manuscript document, unsigned, containing notes on several Tennessee legal cases, including one regarding a slave, circa 1790-96. Unsigned. Ink on laid, watermarked paper; 4 taped pages (or two bi-fold pages, separated and taped back together). Cases include S. Smith vs. J. Ross in the matter of "a Negro man," with reference to "transfer of property of a slave;" M. Bright vs. J. Parsons; Joseph Hannah vs. James Reed; and David Bussell or Russell vs. John Goss. The last case (Russell vs. Goss) appears to have been written about in 1790, with the 1796 reference added as a postscript update to the Hannah vs. Reed case. Each page 7 1/4" x 6"; taped 7 1/4" x 12". Jackson was admitted to the bar in 1787 at the age of 21 and soon after, was appointed prosecuting attorney for the western district of North Carolina, in what is now Tennessee. In 1788 he settled in the Nashville area. Between 1788 and about 1798, Jackson represented clients in more than 400 lawsuits, primarily in the Davidson and Sumner County courts. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1796, beginning a political career that would lead him to the White House. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Script is very faded in parts and difficult to read. Pages taped together. Losses to top of one page. Toning and foxing/scattered stains throughout. Watermark illegible. Small sticker is on the plastic sheath, not the paper. [See more photos →]

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603 Lot 603: 2 Rare Engravings of Andrew Jackson plus Inaugural Souvenir 2 Rare Engravings of Andrew Jackson plus Inaugural Souvenir Lot 603: 2 Rare Engravings of Andrew Jackson plus Inaugural Souvenir

Two (2) rare engraved portraits of President Andrew Jackson, plus an Inaugural Souvenir. 1st item: Stipple engraving print by Charles Phillips, after the oil painting by John Wesley Jarvis of Jackson in military uniform, circa 1841. Facsimile signature. 9 7/8" H x 6 3/4" W. Ref. James Barber: ANDREW JACKSON: A PORTRAIT STUDY p. 47 fig. 17. 2nd item: Stipple engraving by (illegible), after the oil painting by John Vanderlyn circa 1819. Continental, date unknown. 9 3/8" H x 6 3/8" W. 3rd item: Page from a Jackson Presidential Inauguration memento, depicting a wreath surrounding the words: THE TRIUMPH OF VALOR, INTEGRITY, AND PATRIOTISM" with date March 4, 1829, "Engraved for the Jackson Wreath, Tucker dir." 8" H x 4 5/8" W. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: All with toning, especially at edges; slight foxing to portraits, more significant foxing to Inaugural memento. [See more photos →]

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604 Lot 604: 19th c. White House Dinner Invitation, poss Andrew Jackson 19th c. White House Dinner Invitation, poss Andrew Jackson Lot 604: 19th c. White House Dinner Invitation, poss Andrew Jackson

Presidential invitation to dinner, printed with manuscript, addressed to "Honble. Mr. Prentiss of the Senate / Fletcher" (possibly Samuel Prentiss, 1781-1857, serving as Senator from Vermont 1831-1842), "Tuesday the 23rd of Dec'r at 5 o'clock." Pencil notations indicate this was issued by President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845, serving as President 1829-1837), likely in 1834, during his second term in the White House. However, Prentiss and Jackson were not known to be political allies. Bifold on off-white paper. 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" overall. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Previous owner pencil inscriptions indicating the invitation was issued by President Andrew Jackson; 1 1/4' repair with tape at one corner; toning, separations to fold lines. Sticker is on plastic sheath, not the paper. [See more photos →]

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605 Lot 605: 2 letters to Andrew Jackson inc. Creek War, Francis Preston Blair 2 letters to Andrew Jackson inc. Creek War, Francis Preston Blair Lot 605: 2 letters to Andrew Jackson inc. Creek War, Francis Preston Blair

Two (2) Letters to Andrew Jackson, from Robert Irwin and Francis Preston Blair. 1st item: Creek War era ALS from Robert Irwin, commander of Fort Gaines, Alabama, addressed to Major General Andrew Jackson. Makes reference to hunger conditions among soldiers at the camp; Irwin's unsuccessful attempts to acquire pork from Fort Mitchell; and a large amount of corn burned, possibly "by the Indians." Undated, circa 1813. Bifold. 12" x 8", folded. 2nd item: Francis Preston Blair (1791-1876) ALS addressed to "My Dear General," dated April 15, 1840, regarding the 1840 presidential elections. Blair was born in Abingdon, VA and raised in Kentucky. He was a journalist, newspaper editor, and influential advisor to several politicians, including President Jackson. Although Jackson's second presidential term had ended three years earlier and he was near the end of his life, this letter shows he still took a keen interest in politics. "I know that you feel a deep interest in the arrangements to be made for our next great battle, and none could order better than you," writes Blair. He references the impending re-nomination of Martin Van Buren (who would go on to defeat in the general election later that year) and expresses confidence in the incumbent Vice President, Richard M. Johnson. Ironically, the following month, the Democratic party refused to re-nominate Johnson. They were unable to agree on an alternative, and decided not to nominate anyone. It remains the only time since the passage of the 12th Amendment in 1804 that a major party has failed to nominate a Vice Presidential candidate. (In the electoral college, the Democratic vice-presidential votes were divided among Johnson, Littleton Tazewell, and one of Jackson's proteges, James K. Polk, who is mentioned in passing in this letter, and was ultimately elected President in 1844 with influential assistance from Jackson). Letter is one single page, front and back, 8" x 10", and includes a later typewritten transcription on an additional 8" x 10" sheet of paper. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: 3 long separations/tears, crossing fold line; 7" loss with tears at bottom of page, crossing fold line. Sticker is on exterior of plastic sheath, not on the paper. 2nd item: Excellent condition; toning. Pencil notations from former owner. [See more photos →]

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606 Lot 606: Cheek's Cross Roads Archive, 1802-1807, Davy Crockett interest Cheek's Cross Roads Archive, 1802-1807, Davy Crockett interest Lot 606: Cheek's Cross Roads Archive, 1802-1807, Davy Crockett interest

Cheek's Cross Roads, Tennessee, leatherbound journal or ledger, dating from June 12, 1802 through June 10, 1807, for a store owned and operated during this time period by David Deaderick (1754-1823), William Conway (born ca. 1775), and David Wendel (1785-1840), plus book and cabinet card (3 items total). Located in what is now Hamblen County, TN, Cheeks Cross Roads was acquiredby Jesse Cheek as part of a Hawkins County, TN land grant in 1789 along the intersection of Stage Road coming from Abingdon, VA and Kentucky Road between Kentucky and the Carolinas. He built a general merchandisestore in about 1795 that was later expanded to add stock pens for cattle hogs, mules, and horses. The store and all 200 acres of the Cheeks Roads property were purchased by David Deaderick and William Conway, both of Hawkins County, TN, from Jesse Cheek, recorded as being from Jefferson County, TN, on a deed of sale dated November 23, 1801, for the sum of $1800, witnessed by Charles T. Porter and David Wendel. The new owners of the store built a two-story brick structure that opened in 1802 near the original wooden structure. Conway left the partnership in 1804, and David Wendel joined Deaderick, who was operating out of Jonesborough, TN, in the business. It is during this time period, 1802-1807, that the journal was used as a record of purchases made by around 900 individuals, primarily men, each with their own account numbers. William Conway and David Wendel were the main contributors to the journal, each with their own styles of recording entries,all handwritten in ink. Conway's entries likely occurred on pages 76-123, pages 153-174, and Wendel's entries likely start on pages 175-248 when he was an apprenticeclerk at the store around April-August 1803, and continuing from page 249 until the end of the journal when he became a partner.Entries began on June 12, 1802 through the end of August, 1803, on page 247, with entries for August 1 and 2, 1803 on page 248. Page 249 then jumps to January 1, 1806, and ends on page 509 on June10, 1807, with about 32 months of recorded transactions in the journal. The first 75 pages were recorded by different individuals, likely otherapprenticeclerks. The entries show that the store sold a wide variety of goods, including books, dry goods, farm implements, foodstuffs, hardware and tools, equine equipment, housewares, medicines, a few musical instruments, personal care items, and, occasionally luxury items such as a crystal necklace, tea sets with colored edges, and laces. While most transactions were conducted on the barter system without the use of coin or currency, the journal records that the British monetary system was still in use until March, April, and May of 1803 when sales were recorded in both pounds and dollars. Starting on July 1, 1803, only dollars and cents were used. In addition toitsfunction as a general store, it also served as the local post office, with Conway and Wendel both serving as postmaster, and as a bank. Included is one (1) editor signed copy of the book CHEEKS CROSS ROADS TENNESSEE, STORE JOURNAL 1802-1807, edited by Ann K. Blomquist, PUBLISHED BY Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, 2001, and one (1) cabinet card depicting a portrait of Davy Crockett with a facsimile signature, studio marks for McCary and Branson, Knoxville TN. Journal – 13" H x 8 3/8" W x 2" D. Book – 11 3/8" H x 8 3/4" W x 1 1/2" D. Cabinet card – 6 1/2" H x 4 1/4" D. Note: Jesse Creek was acquainted with Davy Crockett (1786-1836) who grew up nearby where his parents John and Rebecca operated a tavern. In his autobiography, Crockett describes how, at age 12, he ran away from home, "I then cut out, and went to the house of an acquaintancea few miles off, who was just about to start with a drove. His name was Jesse Cheek, and I hired myself to go with him, determining not to return home, as home and the school-house had both become too hot for me." Note: Wendel left the partnership in 1817 to move to Murfreesboro, and Deaderick's son, David Anderson Deaderick (1797-1873), took over. The property remained in the Deaderick family after the death of the original David and was operated by his sons. By 1833, it had passed to James William Deaderick (1812-1890), another son of the original David. However, he was not a successful businessman and the Panic of 1837 contributed to the failure of the business. Afterwards, JamesDeaderick studied law and then served on the Tennessee Supreme Court. In 1844, Franklin W. Taylor bought the property from the Bank of Rogersville and operated the store with a variety of partners, includingHughes O. Taylor and Leeper Long. The brick store builtbyDeaderick and Conway and remnants of the wooden store built by Cheek were still standing in 1915 when Franklin Taylor showed Mr. McClung and Dr. George Mellon the location of the original Cheek's Cross Roads. While there are currently no visible signs of these early structures, there is a TennesseeHistoricalCommissionmarker at the site of the old store. (see:https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wm57MF_Cheeks_Crossroads_1B_36). Source: Research and transcription help courtesy of Ann K. Blomquist, Dandridge, TN, editor of CHEEKS CROSS ROADS TENNESSEE, STORE JOURNAL 1802-1807. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, toning, dampstaining, tears, etc. to be expected from age and manner of use. Front cover and front end paper of journal are separated from spine. Numerous ink inscriptions to front end paper. Book in excellent condition. Cabinet card in overall good condition. 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607 Lot 607: John Sevier and Oliver Ellsworth, 2 Signed Documents John Sevier and Oliver Ellsworth, 2 Signed Documents Lot 607: John Sevier and Oliver Ellsworth, 2 Signed Documents

John Sevier (1745-1815), First Governor of Tennessee, and Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807), third Chief Justice of the United States, signed early North Carolina sheriff summon writs, 2 items total. 1st item: Sheriff summons writ signed by John Sevier as clerk of Washington County, North Carolina, dated November 1782, prior to the creation of the State of Franklin in 1784 and Tennessee in 1796, with handwritten text in ink requesting to have Austin Choate and John Yancy appear in court over a matter of twenty pounds for damages, signed John Sevier C. C., lower right. Additional ink inscriptions en verso. 5" H x 8 1/4" W. 2nd item: Sheriff summons writ witnessed by Oliver Ellsworth as Chief Justice at Raleigh, North Carolina, dated November 30, 1790, with handwritten and typed text commanding Josiah Granbery to be brought before a judge of the circuit court on the first day of June 1791, and then to answer to Thomas Blanchard, signed Oliver Ellsworth as a witness, lower center, signed Fran. Hawks, C.C., lower right. Additional ink inscriptions en verso. 4 3/4" H x 7 3/8" W. Note: Oliver Ellsworth was an American lawyer, judge, politician, and diplomat. He was a framer of the United States Constitution, a United States Senator from Connecticut, and the third Chief Justice of the United States. Both items late 18th century. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, etc. to be expected from age. Sevier signature slightly faint but legible. Ellsworth signature in very good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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609 Lot 609: Matthew Calbraith Perry Mexican-American War ALS Matthew Calbraith Perry Mexican-American War ALS Lot 609: Matthew Calbraith Perry Mexican-American War ALS

Mexican-American War ALS. One page handwritten bifolium. From Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore of the United States Naval Forces, Flagship USS Mississippi off Veracruz, Gulf of Mexico, to Paped Mid Francis Gregory, dated March 24, 1847. Written during the Battle of Veracruz, Perry commands Francis to "…report yourself to Captain [Issac] Mayo for duty on board the U.S. Steamer Mi[s]si[s]sippi under his command. Very respectfully &c M.C. Perry…". Address panel possibly secretarial signed with traces of a red wax seal and later pencil inscriptions. Includes PSA/DNA Letter of Authentication, number AB07334, dated Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Letter – 10" H x 8" W. Mid 19th century. Note: The Battle of Veracruz was a 20-day siege of the key Mexican beachhead seaport of Veracruz, during the Mexican-American War. Lasting from March 9-29, 1847, it began with the first large-scale amphibious assault conducted by United States military forces, and ended with the surrender and occupation of the city. U.S. forces then marched inland to Mexico City. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light toning and few minute foxing spots. Perry signature and writing in overall very good legible condition. [See more photos →]

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643 Lot 643: OPERA MATHEMATICA, Samuel Marolois, 1625 OPERA MATHEMATICA, Samuel Marolois, 1625 Lot 643: OPERA MATHEMATICA, Samuel Marolois, 1625

OPERA MATHEMATICA OU OEUVRES MATHEMATIQUES Traictant de Geometrie, Perspective, Architecture, et Fortification by Samuel Marolois, published by J. Janssen, Amsterdam, 1625. Folio, hardbound in vellum covers with five raised hubs, two (2) engraved title pages and eighty-four (84) engraved plates with French text. Includes a black clamshell box with a color photocopy of the title page. Book – 10 1/4" H x 14 1/4" W x 2" D. Box – 2 1/4" H x 15" W x 11 7/8" D. Early 17th century. Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: Wear, areas of loss to covers, bumped corners. Pages with toning, areas of dampstaining, etc. Ink inscriptions from previous owners throughout. Title pages repaired with old paper backing. Includes typed translations of select pages from previous owner, some pasted to pages. Old tape repairs, largest 10". Possibly missing three pages. [See more photos →]

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646 Lot 646: Le Morte D'Arthur, Beardsley Illustrations, 1927 Le Morte D'Arthur, Beardsley Illustrations, 1927 Lot 646: Le Morte D'Arthur, Beardsley Illustrations, 1927

LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, third limited edition of 1600, text by Sir Thomas Mallory and imprinted by William Caxton, with illustrations by AubreyBeardsley, published byE. P. Dutton, Boston, 1927. Quarto, 538 gilt top edge pages with frontispiece piece with tissue paper guard, 21 black and white plate illustrations, 1 with a tissue paper guard and additional chapter illustrationsbyBeardsley, hardbound by Brentano's, Paris, in dark green cloth with gilt blindstamping to front cover and spine, gilt lettering to spine. 12" H x 9 1/2" W x 2 1/4" D. Second quarter 20th century. CONDITION: Covers with wear, scuffs, surface abrasions, separations to covers from spine, largest 5 1/2", corners bumped. Pages with toning, foxing spots, tears, toning impression to tissue paper guards. Frontispiece is separated from spine. Front cover is almost separated from spine. Illustrations are collated. Ink inscription from previous owner to front endpaper. [See more photos →]

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647 Lot 647: 2 Books: Somerset Maugham, Arthur Rackham 2 Books: Somerset Maugham, Arthur Rackham Lot 647: 2 Books: Somerset Maugham, Arthur Rackham

Two (2) books, including OF HUMAN BONDAGE, by W. Somerset Maugham and SOME BRITISH BALLADS, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 1st item: W. Somerset Maugham, OF HUMAN BONDAGE, published byGrosset and Dunlap by arrangement with Doubleday, Doran, and Company, New York, 1915. Octavo, 648 pages, hardbound in one quarter brown leather with dark purple leather sides, gilt blindstamping to covers and spine, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs to spine, inner leather doublures and marbled endpapers, gilt top edged paper. 8" H x 5 3/4" W 1 7/8" D.2nd item: SOME BRITISH BALLADS, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, published by Constable and Company, Ltd., London, circa 1919-1920. Octavo, 170 pages with 16 full color illustrations with tissue paper guards and additional black and white illustrations, hardbound in three-quarter red leather with red cloth side, gilt blindstamp trim to covers, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs to spine, marbled endpapers. 9 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W x 1 3/4" D. CONDITION: 1st item: Wear, surface abrasions, areas of loss, largest 2 7/8", to covers and spine, corners bumped. Some separation to front cover from spine. Toning to marbled end papers. Overall toning to pages. Pencil inscription from previous owner to front endpaper. 2nd item: Wear, staining, to covers, front cover is nearly separated from spine. Pages with toning, creases, worn edges. Several pages have become separated from spine. Illustrations are collated, however the TWA Corbies, Yonge Andrew pages are separated from spine. Pencil inscription from previous owner to front endpaper. [See more photos →]

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648 Lot 648: 4 Signed Novels, incl. Stephen King 4 Signed Novels, incl. Stephen King Lot 648: 4 Signed Novels, incl. Stephen King

Four (4) Stephen King, Peter Straub, and Tabitha King author signed and inscribed books, including THE DEAD ZONE, FIRESTARTER, THE TALISMAN, and SMALL WORLD. 1st item: THE DEAD ZONE, by Stephen King, published by The Viking Press, New York, 1979. Octavo, 426 pages, hardbound in one quarter black cloth with black paper sides, "SK" blindstamp to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, includes original pictorial dust jacket. Signed and inscribed "For Roseanne–and Richard–Best…and hope all of your zones will be live ones! Stephen King 11/.15/84." to front end paper. 9 5/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D.2nd item: FIRESTARTER, by Stephen King, published by MacDonald Futura Publisher, London, 1980. Octavo, 428 pages, hardbound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, includes original pictorial dust jacket. Signed and inscribed "For Roseanne–The Haitians believe that to take a photograph is to steal the soul of the subject–but having met you, I'd say you have plenty of soul of your own. Believe me, it was a pleasure–Stephen King 4/2/81." to front end paper. 9 5/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 3/8" D.3rd item: THE TALISMAN, by Stephen King and Peter Straub, published by Viking G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1984. Octavo, 644 pages, hardbound in one quarter red cloth with black paper sides, black and gilt lettering to spine, includes original pictorial dust jacket. Double signed and inscribed "For Roseanne and Richard–all best, Stephen King 11/15/84" and "For Roseanne & Richard–with every good wish–Peter Straub 11/15/84" to front end paper.9 5/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 2" D. 4th item: SMALL WORLD, by Tabitha King, published by Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1981. Octavo, 229 pages, hardbound in one quarter black cloth with red paper sides, silver lettering to spine, includes original pictorial dust jacket. Signed and inscribed"4-2-81 For Ray ann with my thanks for your companyas well as your professional services Best wishes Tabitha King" to front end paper. 9 5/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 1" D. All items third quarter20th century. Provenance: the estate of Raeanne Rubenstein, Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication, Ms. Rubenstein was a professional photographer specializing in images of celebrities ranging from John Lennon, Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol to Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Her work appeared in Rolling Stone, Life, People, and most recently the Ken Burns documentary, Country Music. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall toning to pages, minute foxing spots to page edges, interior of dust jacket. Normal shelf wear to dust jacket and covers. Signature and inscription in good, legible condition. 2nd item: Overall toning to pages.Normal shelf wear to dust jacket and covers. Signature and inscription in good, legible condition. 3rd item: Light toning to pages. Toning to edges of covers interior of dust jacket, both with normal shelf wear.Signatures and inscriptions in good, legible condition. 4th item: Light toning to pages, minute foxing spots to page edges. Toning to edges of covers interior of dust jacket. Dust jacket with tears to spine, largest 1/8". Signature and inscription in good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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649 Lot 649: 12 TN, KY, OH Art and Antique Books 12 TN, KY, OH Art and Antique Books Lot 649: 12 TN, KY, OH Art and Antique Books

Twelve (12) Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio art and antiquity related books. 1st item: THE ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE AND ITS MAKERS THROUGH 1850, by Nathan Harsh and Derita Coleman Williams, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, 1988. Octavo, 344 pages with photographic illustrations, hardbound in brown cloth with gilt blind stamp to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers. Includes original dust jacket. 11 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W x 1" D. 2nd item: Author Signed COLLECTING KENTUCKY 1790-1860 by Genevieve Baird Lancer and Libby Turner Howard, published by Cherry Valley Publications LLC,Prospect, 2013. Quarto, 344 pages including photographic images, hardbound in tan cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Includes original dust jacket and off white ribbon bookmark. Signed by both authorsto title page. 12 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. 3rd item: TENNESSEE SILVERSMITHS, The Frank L. Horton Series, by Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr., published by The Museum of Early Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, 1988. Octavo, 216 pagesincluding photographic images, hardbound in blue cloth with gilt silver lettering to spine, grey end papers. Includes original pictorial dust jacket wrapped in plastic. 11 1/2" H x 9" W x 1" D. 4th item: ART OF TENNESSEE, Frist Center for the Visual Arts exhibition catalog, curated by Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr., et al., 2003. Quarto, 376 pages including photographic images, hardbound in black cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, navy blue end papers. Includes original pictorial dust jacket. 12 1/2" H x 10 3/8" W x 1 3/8" D. 5th-6th items: OHIO FURNITURE MAKERS: 1790 to 1845, Vol. I, by Jane Sikes Hageman, and 1790 to 1860, Vol. II, by Jane Sikes Hageman and Edward M. Hageman, published by Ohio Furniture Makers, Terrace Park, circa 1980's. Octavos, 421 total pages including photographic images, hardbound in red cloth with gilt lettering to front covers and spines. Includes original dust jackets. 11 1/4" H x 9" W x 3/4" D. 7th item: BY SHAKER HANDS by June Sprigg, published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975. Quarto paperback, 212 pages including illustrations, softcover, bound in a light brown pictorial wrapper. 12" H x9 1/8" W x 1" D. 8th item: INNER LIGHT: THE SHAKER LEGACY, photographs by Linda Butler, text by June Sprigg, published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Octavo paperback, 58 photographic images with additional text, softcover, bound in a light greypictorial wrapper. 11 5/8" H x 10 1/8" W x 1/2" D. 9th item: Author Signed and Inscribed ART & FURNITURE OF EAST TENNESSEE: The Inaugural Exhibit of the Museum of East Tennessee History by Namuni Hale Young, published by The East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville, 1997. Octavo paperback, 113 pages including photographic images, softcover, bound in a stiff grey pictorial wrapper. Author signature with inscription to title page. 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/2" D. 10th item: Author Signed WILLIAMSON COUNTY: MORE THAN A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE by Rick Warwick, published by PanaceaPress, 2005. Octavo, 215 pages includingphotographic images, hardbound in brown coated cloth with black lettering to front cover, pictorial end papers. Includes original dust jacket. Author signature and inscription to title page. 11 3/8" H x 9" W x 7/8" D. 11th item: THE TUTTLE MUDDLE: AN INVESTIGATION OF A KENTUCKY CASE-ON FRAME FURNITURE GROUP exhibition catalog, published by the Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, 2000. Octavo paperback, 76 pages including photographic images, softcover, bound in an off white pictorial wrapper. 9" H x 6 1/8" W x 1/4" D. 12th item: Author Signed and Inscribed BASKETSAND BASKET MAKERS IN IN SOUTHERN APPALACHIA by John Rice Irwin, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Exton, 1982. Octavo paperback, 191including photographic images, softcover, bound in a multicolor pictorial wrapper. Author signature and inscription to title page. 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/2" D. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition.1st item: Wear, tears, largest 1 1/4", to dust jacket. 3rd item: Slight wear to dust jacket. 4th item: Slight creasing to dust covers near spine. 5th-6th items: Retail stickers to back of dust jackets. Tears, largest 1 1/8", to dust jackets.7th item: Toning, to pages and wrappers. Some damp staining to wrappers. 8th item: Some damp staining to wrapper. 9th item: Pages separated from spine. 10th item: Crease to back flap of dust jacket. 11th item: Light wear to wrapper. Minute foxing spots to top edge. [See more photos →]

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650 Lot 650: 4 Tennessee Related Books 4 Tennessee Related Books Lot 650: 4 Tennessee Related Books

Four (4) Tennessee history, furniture, and early material culture-related books. 1st item: THE ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE AND ITS MAKERS THROUGH 1850, by Nathan Harsh and Derita Coleman Williams, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, 1988. Octavo, 344 pages with photographic illustrations, hardbound in brown cloth with gilt blind stamp to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers. Includes original dust jacket. 11 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W. 2nd item: HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, East Tennessee edition, illustrated, published by The Goodspeed Publishing Company, Nashville and Chicago, 1889. Octavo, 1317 pages, 41 illustrations, hardbound in three-quarter dark red leather with grey cloth sides, with gilt blind stamp to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, floral endpapers. Covers wrapped in brown paper. 10 1/4" H x 7 1/4" W x 4 1/4" D.3rd item: THE ANTIQUITIES OF TENNESSEE AND THE ADJACENT STATES, Second Edition, by Gates P. Thruston, published by The Robert Clarke Company, Cincinnati, 1897. Octavo, 369 pages with black and white illustrations,hardbound in green cloth with gilt blindstamp to front cover and gilt lettering to spine, floral endpapers. 10" H x 7 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 4th item: HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, ITS INSTITUTIONS AND ITS PEOPLE, by William Robertson Garret and Albert Virgil Goodpasture, Brandon Printing Company, Nashville, 1900. Octavo, 351 pages with black and white illustrations, hardound in grey cloth boards with blind stamped covers and black lettering to spine. 8 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 1" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. Tears, largest 5/8", to cornersof dust jacket. 2nd item: Bumped corners, wear to covers and spine. Pages almost completely separated from spine. Pages with tears, toning, foxing sports, acid burn, ink and pencil inscriptions, etc. All illustrations collatedexcept for frontispiece map (missing). Pages 427, 428, 425, and 426 are out of order. 3rd item: Bumped corners, wear to covers and spine. Toning, foxing spots, to pages. Front end paper and frontispiece, pages 215-218 separated from spine. Old scotch tape repair to front endpaper. 4th item: Slightly bumped corners, wear to covers and spine. Toning to pages. [See more photos →]

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826 Lot 826: 2 Religious Books, incl. Latin Illuminated 2 Religious Books, incl. Latin Illuminated Lot 826: 2 Religious Books, incl. Latin Illuminated

Two (2) religious texts, including hymnal with illuminated pages. 1st item: L'OFFICE DE LA SEMAINE-SAINTE, New Edition, Latin and French text, published by La Compagnie des Libraires, Paris, 1723. Octavo, 608 gilt edged pages with illustrations to title page and capital letters, rebound in full red morocco 'plaque' binding in the style of Antoine Michel Padeloup, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs to spine, inner leather doublures and marbled endpapers, green ribbon bookmark. 8 7/8" H x6" W x 2 1/4" D. First quarter 18th century.2nd item: Partial 32mo Latin hymnal, handwritten musical staves on vellum with embellished capital letters. Two additional pages attached to back, brown leather spine and back cover with blindstamping, five raised hubs to spine, two partial metal lock mechanisms to back cover. 5 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W x 2 1/2" D. Circa 16th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Covers with wear, scuffs, cracking to spine, corners bumped. Toning, foxing spots to pages. Ink inscription from previous owner to front endpaper. 2nd item: Does not include front cover,remaining spine and back cover in worn condition with areas of loss, largest 3/4" x 1/4", areas of possible insect damage. Pages with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, wrinkling, area of burn damage, etc. to be expected from age. [See more photos →]

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980 Lot 980: 2 books: Tennessee & Southern Furniture 2 books: Tennessee & Southern Furniture Lot 980: 2 books: Tennessee & Southern Furniture

Two (2) Southern Furniture books. 1st item: THE ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE AND ITS MAKERS THROUGH 1850, by Nathan Harsh and Derita Coleman Williams, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, 1988. Octavo, 344 pages with photographic illustrations, hardbound in brown cloth with gilt blind stamp to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers. Includes original dust jacket. 11 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W. 2nd item: SOUTHERN FURNITURE 1680-1830: THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG COLLECTION by Ronald L. Hurst and Jonathan Prown, published by The Colonial Foundation and Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1997. Octavo, 639 pages including index, illustrated with color and black and white photographs, hardbound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine, includes dust jacket. 11 3/4" H x 9 7/8" W x 2" D. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Some wear and fading to dust jacket. Some minor markups on pg. 51. 2nd item: Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Paint stuck to spine of dust cover. [See more photos →]

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981 Lot 981: 2 Books: Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans & Life in London 2 Books: Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans & Life in London Lot 981: 2 Books: Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans & Life in London

Two (2) 19th century books: LIFE IN LONDON by Pierce Egan and SKETCHES OF PROMINENT TENNESSEANS. 1st item: LIFE IN LONDON; OR, THE NIGHT SCENES OF JERRY HAWTHORNE, ESQ. by Pierce Egan, 35 color etchings by I. R. and G. Cruikshank, printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London, 1821. Octavo, 376 gilt top edged pages with a frontispiece, 3 page double-sided pull out music sheets titled "Life in London" (first sheet is unnumbered), footnote on pg. 9, hardbound in tan leather with gilt blind stamped line borders to covers, gilt blindstamping and lettering to spine, five raised hubs to spine, inner leather doublures and grey endpapers. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. First quarter 19th century. 2nd item: SKETCHES OF PROMINENT TENNESSEANS, First Edition, compiled and edited by the Hon. William S. Speer, published by Albert B. Tavel, Nashville, 1888. Quarto, 579 gilt edged pages with photogravure frontispiece and 46 portraits with tissue paper guards, most with facsimile signatures, old rebinding in dark brown leather with gilt lettering and blindstamping to original front cover, grey floral wallpaper endpapers. 12" H x 9 5/8" W x 2" D. Last quarter 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Covers with wear, surface scratches, corners bumped.Toning to marbled endpapers. Overall toning to pages. Etchings are collated. Pencil inscriptions from previous owner to endpapers. 2nd item: Original cover in worn condition, rebound covers with some shelf wear to leather, slightly bumped corners. Pages with tears, dampstaining, foxing spots, toning, etc. to be expected from age. Frontispiece, title page, and part of index separated from spine. Portraits "210 -Barrett", "263 – Sears", 297 – Buist","445 – Jackson", and "570 – Baxter" are not present. Pencil inscriptions from previous owner, front endpaper. [See more photos →]

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1018 Lot 1018: 2 Vintage TN Walking Horse Photographs 2 Vintage TN Walking Horse Photographs Lot 1018: 2 Vintage TN Walking Horse Photographs

Two (2) Tennessee Walking Horse Photographs.1st item: Framed circa 1960 tinted photograph by Les Wilson of the Tennessee Walking Horse "B. Major Wilson" with his owner Claude Brown. Sight – 15 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed – 21 3/4" H x 25 3/4" W. Note: Claude Brown was the 1960 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration amateur winner, only the second amateur to have won this event. 2nd item: Framed photograph by Dickerson Studio of the TN Walking Horse "Shaker's Shocker," the 1966 grand champion walking horse with his owner, trainer and rider Betty Sain, taken in front of the home Mainway (built circa 1850). Pen inscription by Sain upper right, Dickerson photography pen signature and date "'81" lower right. Sight – 15 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed – 19 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Note: In 1966, Sain became the first woman to win the breed's World Grand Championship, astride the horse "Shaker's Shocker." Provenance: a Shelbyville, TN collection. CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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