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403 Lot 403: 7 Persian/Mughal Artworks, incl. Painted Manuscript Scenes 7 Persian/Mughal Artworks, incl. Painted Manuscript Scenes Lot 403: 7 Persian/Mughal Artworks, incl. Painted Manuscript Scenes

Seven (7) Persian/Mughal artworks, including celluloid hunt scene, manuscript paintings. 1st item: Persian/Mughal School gouache and oil on celluloid painting depicting a hunt scene of several equestrian riders hunting game in a landscape setting. Housed and matted under glass in a carved giltwood frame. Sight: 8 1/2" H x 6 7/8" W. Framed: 13" H x 11" W. 20th century. 2nd-6th items: Five (5) Persian/Mughal School watercolor and gouache manuscript paintings, including one (1) depicting a battle scene, two (2) depicting seated men, possibly teachers, receiving offerings, and two (2) depicting men on horseback interacting with travellers. Black nastaliq script above, below, or to the right side of paintings. All float mounted or matted and housed under glass in giltwood frames. Images ranging in size from 4 3/4" H x 4" W to 7 1/2" H x 5 1/8" W. 19th century. 7th item: Mother of pearl inlaid image on slate depicting the The Taj Mahal, originally the Rauza-i-munawwara, in Agra, India. Housed in a giltwood frame with off white linen liner and giltwood fillet. Sight: 3 3/4" H x 4 7/8" W. 20th Century. The Estate of Elizabeth Chalfant, Nashville, TN. Condition: All items in overall good condition. Not examined outside of frames. 2nd-6th items: Sheets with areas of loss, toning, dampstaining, largest 11 1/2" x 7 1/2", scattered foxing spots. 7th item: Staining, largest 1", to linen liner. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
629 Lot 629: McKenney & Hall, Indian Tribes of N. America Vol. 1, 32 plates McKenney & Hall, Indian Tribes of N. America Vol. 1, 32 plates Lot 629: McKenney & Hall, Indian Tribes of N. America Vol. 1, 32 plates

Thomas McKenney and James Hall: HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, Volume One (only). 32 plates present. Front cover, some color plates, and early pages, including title page, are missing. This partially complete single volume appears to be the first edition, published by Edward C. Biddle in Philadelphia in 1837. It retains 32 original plates: War Dance, Red Jacket, Kishkalawa, Pushmataha, Elskwautawaw, Eshtahumleah, Waapashaw, Meetakoosega, Weshcubb, Little Crow, Sequoyah, Nawkaw, Quatawapea, Payta Kootha, Pashepaw, Peamuska, Catahecassa, An Objibway Mother and Child, Okeemakeequid, Waemboeshkaa, Mcintosh, Ongpatonga, Nesouaquoit, Moanahonga, Tahchee, Ancamegishca, Wabishkeepenas, Tshusick, Lappawinsoe, Tishcohan, Shahaka, Tokacon. Sheet size of plates: 15" x 20". Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection. History: The idea for this landmark book was conceived by Thomas McKenney, head of the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs. Through his job, McKenney had the opportunity to travel and become acquainted with Native American tribes and their leaders. By about 1820 he had become increasingly concerned about the survival of Native American culture in the face of Western expansionism. McKenney believed American Indians should be "looked up on as human beings, having bodies and souls like ours" and wanted to preserve "in the archives of the Government whatever of the aboriginal man can be rescued from the destruction which awaits their race." McKenney began commissioning portraits of American Indians who traveled to Washington, DC to negotiate treaties with the federal government. Charles Bird King and Peter Rindisbacher were among those artists hired to depict Native American chiefs, warriors and squaws, either from life or from watercolors by frontier artists like James Otto Lewis. In 1829, McKenney was dismissed from his post by President Andrew Jackson. McKenney began commissioning lithographs of the paintings in order to reach a wider audience through a subscription-based publishing project, and hired Judge James Hall to write biographies of the sitters and a general history of North American Indians. It became the most elaborate color plate book published in the United States when it was released over a multi-year period from c. 1837-1944. Sadly, all but five of the original paintings were destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian in 1865. HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA preserves what is considered the best and in some cases the only likenesses of many of the most notable Native Americans of the period. Provenance: by descent in the family of Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Greene Woodson of Birmingham, Alabama. Condition: Front cover missing, rear cover fully detached; significant losses to spine. Some first pages missing (Red Jacket biography is the first attached page present). Pages and plates with varying degrees of foxing and toning but largely intact, except for War Dance, Red Jacket, Kishkalawa and Pushmataha. War Dance – significant toning, edge chipping and losses, 2" tear across title, 4" dampstain across top. Red Jacket – 1 1/2" tear at center edge. 1" tear to top edge. Significant side chipping. Very discolored. Kishkalawa – Edge chipping with narrow losses up to 4"L, 1" tears at top and side edges, corners chipped. Pushmataha – corner losses. Nesouaquoit portrait and biography was removed from binding by previous owner but is present and original to this book. Many plates are still in good condition with dark and bright coloring. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00$2,800.00
707 Lot 707: Pair of Baroque Celestial Maps, Johann Zahn Pair of Baroque Celestial Maps, Johann Zahn Lot 707: Pair of Baroque Celestial Maps, Johann Zahn

Pair of 17th century hand colored, copperplate engraved Baroque celestial maps by Johann or Johannes Zahn (1641-1707), "Facies Hemisphaerii Coelestis Inferior Austalis" and "Facies Hemisphaerii Coelestis Superior Borealis" published in his book "Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica Notabilium ac Mirabilium Sciendorum" (Nuremberg, 1696). Sight: 14" H x 16 1/2" W. Framed: 20 1/4" H x 22 1/2" W. Provenance: Private Nashville collection; acquired Case Auction July 18, 2015; the estate of Lucille Svitzer Brady (Mrs. Frank B. Brady), formerly of Annapolis, Maryland. Condition: Overall very good condition with light toning, light fading on the vertical fold lines, and light pencil annotations in corners. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,600.00
708 Lot 708: Map of Ukraine, M. Pitt, ca. 1685 Map of Ukraine, M. Pitt, ca. 1685 Lot 708: Map of Ukraine, M. Pitt, ca. 1685

TYPUS GENERALIS UKRAINAE SIVE PALATINATUUM PODOLIAE, KIOVIENSIS ET BRACZLAVIENSIS TERRA NOVA DELINEATIONE EXHIBENS, engraved by Jan Jansson, based on Guillaume La Vasseur de Beauplan's map, published by Moses Pitt, Amsterdam, circa 1685. Copperplate engraving on laid paper with hand coloring map of Ukraine, divided into provinces, with surrounding regions and other areas of interest identified in Latin text. Decorative title cartouche with a coat of arms flanked by four men, top left, scale of miles and legend cartouches, top right and lower left. Surrounded by scale notations yellow line border. Two pages of Latin text, en verso. Unframed. Image: 16 1/2" H x 21" W. Plate: 17" H x 21 5/8" W. Sheet: 20 1/4" H x 23 5/8" W. Note: Pitt's map is one of the earliest maps to include the name Ukraine in the title of a printed map, following shortly after the Treaty of Zboriv in 1649. Condition: Overall good condition with scattered minute foxing spots, 1" x 4" area of dampstaining, top center of sheet (does not affect image). 3/4" area of loss top right edge of sheet. 2 1/4" x 3/4" area of white archival tape, visible top right en verso. 1" tear to overlapping pages, visible en verso. [See more photos →]

$700.00$750.00
709 Lot 709: TABULA RUSSIAE, J. Blaeu, ca. 1643 TABULA RUSSIAE, J. Blaeu, ca. 1643 Lot 709: TABULA RUSSIAE, J. Blaeu, ca. 1643

TABULA RUSSIAE map, by Hessel Gerritsz, from Joan Blaeu's ATLAS MAIOR, German Edition, Amsterdam, circa 1643. Copperplate engraved map on laid paper with handcoloring depicting depicting Russia, specifically the region bordered by the Arctic Ocean, top, Baltic Sea, top left, Austria, lower left, the Black and Caspian Sea, lower left and right, inset maps of Moscow, top left, and Archangel surrounded by scale notations, center right, with areas of interest labeled in Latin text. Elaborate title cartouche, lower left, the image of three men, center right, compass rose, lower right. Surrounded by scale notations and a double line border. Two pages of German text, en verso. Housed and double matted under glass in a gilt wood frame. Image: 16" H x 20 5/8" W. Plate: 16 7/8" H x 21 5/8" W. Framed: 30" H x 34 3/4" W. Condition: Overall good condition with light toning, scattered foxing spot, largest 1/8". Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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710 Lot 710: Group of 4 Maps, incl. North America & Mexico Group of 4 Maps, incl. North America & Mexico Lot 710: Group of 4 Maps, incl. North America & Mexico

Four (4) 19th Century Maps of North America and Mexico. 1st item: NORTH AMERICA map, drawn and engraved by John C. Russell, Jr., from GEOGRAPHY, ON A POPULAR PLAN, FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND YOUNG PERSONS by the Rev J. Goldsmith, published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London, circa 1809. Copper plate engraving with later hand coloring depicting the Continent of North America, including the lands of "New Louisiana," west of the Mississippi, acquired during the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Title, lower left. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Plate: 8" H x 9 5/8" W. Sheet: 9" H x 11 1/8" W. 2nd item: A NEW MAP OF NORTH AMERICA AGREEABLE TO THE LATEST DISCOVERIES, attributed to John Lodge, London, circa 1812. Copper plate engraving with later hand coloring depicting the Continent of North America, including "New Albion," along the west coast. Title, top left. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Hinge mounted to a white mat. Sheet: 10 5/8" H x 10 3/4" W. Mat: 16" H x 15 3/4" W. 3rd item: NORTH AMERICA map, engraved and published by John Cary, London, circa 1822. Copper plate engraving with later hand coloring depicting the Continent of North America, including "New Albion," along the west coast. Title, lower left. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Plate: 8 1/2" H x 10" W. Sheet: 9 1/8" H x 10 1/4" W. 4th item: MEXIQUE map, drawn by Bernard, engraved by L. Grenier, printed by Mangoen, published by Auguste-Henri Dufour, Paris, circa 1833. Engraved map with later handcoloring depicting Mexico and the Southern United States, with an inset map of Guatemala, lower left. Title and scale of miles, lower right. Surrounded by scale notations and a decorative border. Sheet: 16 1/4" H x 12" W. The estate of David B. Person, Historic Burton Place, Holly Springs, Mississippi. Condition: All items in overall good condition with toning. Pencil inscription from previous owners to margins. 3rd item: Margins have been cut down. 4th item: Scattered minute foxing spots. 1/4" area of loss, lower left corner. [See more photos →]

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711 Lot 711: 4 KY and TN Maps plus KY Civil War Print, 5 items 4 KY and TN Maps plus KY Civil War Print, 5 items Lot 711: 4 KY and TN Maps plus KY Civil War Print, 5 items

Four (4) Maps of Kentucky and Tennessee and one (1) Civil War era full-page illustration from HARPER'S WEEKLY, 5 items total. 1st item: MAP OF THE STATES OF KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE, by John H. Hinton, engraved and printed by Fenner Sears and Company, published by Issac T. Hinton and Simpkin and Marshall, London, 1831. From THE HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by John H. Hinton. Steel plate engraving with hand coloring of Kentucky and Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and a notation on the location of the "Cherokee Indians", lower right of state of Tennessee. Title and scales of miles, top left. "Longitude West from Washington", centered above map, "Longitude West from Greenwich", centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and mounted to a mat. Image: 9 1/4" H x 15" W. Sheet: 11" H x 17" W. Mat: 17 1/8" H x 23 1/8" W. 2nd item: TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY Map by Thomas G. Bradford, engraved by George W. Boynton, published by William D. Ticknor, Boston, 1835. From A COMPREHENSIVE ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL & COMMERCIAL by Thomas G. Bradford. Copperplate engraving with hand-colored outlines of Tennessee and Kentucky depicting towns and roads including Murfreesboro as the Tennessee state capital, county lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and a notation on the location of the "Cherokee Indians," lower right of state of Tennessee. Title and scale of miles, top left. "Longitude West from Washington," centered below map, "Longitude West from London," centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Image: 7 3/8" H x 9 7/8" W. Plate: 9" H x 11 1/2" W. Sheet: 10 3/8" H x 13 1/8" W. Sleeve: 11" H x 13 7/8" W. 3rd item: COUNTY MAP OF KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE, published by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Jr., Philadelphia, 1860. From MITCHELL'S NEW GENERAL ATLAS by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Jr. Steel 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, top left. "Longitude West from Greenwich", centered above map, "Longitude West from Washington", centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and decorative floral border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Image: 9" H x 11 5/8" W. Sheet: 12 3/8" H x 15 1/2" W. Sleeve: 13 3/8" H x 16 3/4" W. 4th item: WAR MAP OF KENTUCKY, SHOWING THE PRESENT FIELD OF OPERATIONS IN THAT STATE, published in HARPER'S WEEKLY, October 4, 1862, p. 630. Lithographed map with later hand coloring depicting all of Kentucky and most of Tennessee depicting towns and roads, names of counties, rivers, and other points of interest identified, inset map of "Louisville and Vicinity," top left. Text page with illustrations, en verso. Mounted under archival plastic to a mat. Image: 9 1/4" H x 13 7/8" W. Sheet: 10 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Mat: 13 3/4" H x 17 7/8" W. Note: This map is very similar to a map that was previously published in Harper's Weekly on February 8, 1862, except that markers for Union and Confederate camps (and some of the Confederate camps named) have been removed. 5th item: THE WAR IN KENTUCKY–IN AND ABOUT PADUCAH, sketched by J. C. Beard and Bill Travis, published in HARPER'S WEEKLY, October 26, 1861, p. 684. Lithographed page with later hand coloring depicting five Civil War scenes of Paducah, Kentucky, including "[John Charles] Fremont's Fleet of 13 Steamers and 125 Barges off New Albany at the Fall of the Ohio." Text page, en verso. Mounted under archival plastic to a mat. Sheet: 10" H x 14 3/4" W. Mat: 13" H x 16 1/4" W. Condition: All items in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, scattered minute foxing spots. Pencil inscriptions, en verso. All with David Lloyd Swift labels indicating that the items were professionally cleaned and deacidified, 1st-3rd items encapsulated, circa 1987-1996. 1st item: Creases, largest 10 3/4". Edges of sheet lined with white archival tape, visible en verso. 3rd item: Minute areas of loss to sheet and 7/8" x 1 7/8" piece of white archival tape, visible lower left en verso. [See more photos →]

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712 Lot 712: Mississippi Territory Map, S. Lewis, 1812 Mississippi Territory Map, S. Lewis, 1812 Lot 712: Mississippi Territory Map, S. Lewis, 1812

MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY, drawn by Samuel Lewis, engraved by David Fairman, from A NEW AND ELEGANT GENERAL ATLAS, drawn by Aaron Arrowsmith and Lewis. Published by Thomas and Andres, Philadelphia, 1812. Copper plate engraving with later hand coloring depicting of Mississippi Territory, extending from the Mississippi River to the Chattahoochee River and incorporating all of Alabama, depicting settlements, bodies of water, early roads, mountain ranges, and other areas of interest including the locations of the Native Americans such as the Upper, Middle, and Lower Creeks, the Chickasaws, and Choctaws and military companies, including Georgia Company, Tennessee Company and Upper Mississippi Company. Title cartouche and scale of miles, lower right. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Image: 8" H x 10" W. Sheet: 9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" W. Provenance: private Holly Springs, MS collection. Condition: Overall good condition. Margins trimmed. Likely deacidified. Faint ink numeral inscription, lower left margin. Possible contemporary coloring of plate. [See more photos →]

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713 Lot 713: 2 TN & KY Maps incl. C. Harris, 1796 2 TN & KY Maps incl. C. Harris, 1796 Lot 713: 2 TN & KY Maps incl. C. Harris, 1796

Two (2) Early Tennessee and Kentucky maps, including Cyrus Harris, 1796, and Thomas G. Bradford, 1835. 1st item: A MAP OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY AND THE TENNESSEE GOVERNMENT COMPILED FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES, by Cyrus Harris, engraved by Amos Doolittle, published by Thomas and Andrews, Boston, 1796. From THE AMERICAN UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY by Jedidiah Morse. Copperplate engraving of Kentucky and Tennessee, prior to Tennessee's statehood, depicting early towns and roads, including Nashville and Clarksville, rivers, roads, and boundary lines. Native American boundaries and the Southern boundary of the military reservation set aside for veterans of the North Carolina troops are shown. Roads shown include the "New and Short Road to Virginia." Many forts are indicated including Fort Washington, Fort Massac and Fort Jefferson. Title and scale of miles, lower right, compass rose, top left. "Lon: W. from Philadelphia" lower right below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and hinged mounted to a mat. Image: 7 1/4" H x 11 1/4" W. Plate: 8" H x 12" W. Sheet: 8 3/8" H x 12 1/2" W. Sleeve: 9 5/8" H x 13 3/4" W. Mat: 13 1/2" H x 16 3/8" W. 2nd item: TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY Map by Thomas G. Bradford, engraved by George W. Boynton, published by William D. Ticknor, Boston, 1835. From A COMPREHENSIVE ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL & COMMERCIAL by Thomas G. Bradford. Copperplate engraving with hand-colored outlines of Tennessee and Kentucky depicting towns and roads including Murfreesboro as the Tennessee state capital, county lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and a notation on the location of the "Cherokee Indians," lower right of state of Tennessee. Title and scale of miles, top left. "Longitude West from Washington", centered below map, "Longitude West from London", centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Image: 7 3/8" H x 9 7/8" W. Plate: 9" H x 11 1/2" W. Sheet: 10 1/8" H x 13 1/8" W. Sheet: 10 1/8" H x 13 1/8" W. Sleeve: 10 5/8" H x 13 7/8" W. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with scattered foxing spots, handling stains, areas of dampstaining, largest 3 3/4". Pencil inscription, lower right below image. Areas of loss, largest 2 3/4", to edges of sheet. Likely deacidified by David Lloyd Swift in the late 20th century. Adhered to rice paper backing. Sheet has been cut down. 2nd item: Overall good condition with scattered foxing spots, largest 1/4". Pencil inscription en verso. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified in 1996. [See more photos →]

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714 Lot 714: Tennessee Map, Lucas, Carey, & Lea, 1822 Tennessee Map, Lucas, Carey, & Lea, 1822 Lot 714: Tennessee Map, Lucas, Carey, & Lea, 1822

GEOGRAPHICAL, STATISTICAL, AND HISTORICAL MAP OF TENNESSEE drawn by Fielding Lucas, Jr., engraved by William Kneass, from A COMPLETE HISTORICAL, CHRONOLOGICAL, AND GEOGRAPHICAL AMERICAN ATLAS, published by Henry C. Carey and Issac Lea, Philadelphia, 1822. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring of Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, and mountains with four columns of text below including statistical information detailing the number of "Whites," Free blacks," "Slaves," and "All others," with a total count per county. Full title, centered above map, short title and scale of miles, lower right. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Partial receipt from The Antiquarian Gallery, Nashville, TN, en verso. Housed and matted under plexiglass in a giltwood frame. Plate: 12 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Sight: 17" H x 21 1/4" W. Framed: 22 3/4" H x 26 3/4" W. The estate of a Vanderbilt University professor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Overall good condition with light toning, scattered foxing spots, largest 1/4", to sheet. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
720 Lot 720: L'Hospital, Analyse Des Infiniment Petits, 2nd Ed., 1716 L'Hospital, Analyse Des Infiniment Petits, 2nd Ed., 1716 Lot 720: L'Hospital, Analyse Des Infiniment Petits, 2nd Ed., 1716

ANALYSE DES INFINIMENT PETITS, POUR L'INTELLIGENCE DES DES LIGNES COURBES, Second Edition, by the Marquis Guillaume de L'Hospital, published by Etienne Papillon, Paris, 1716. Hardcover octavo, 181 pages with 11 fold-out copper engraving plates, rebound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper sides, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, marbled endpapers. 10" H x 7 3/4" W x 7/8" D. The estate of a Vanderbilt University professor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Rebound covers in overall good condition with rubbing to leather, corners bumped. Pages in overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, general handling wear. 6 3/4" x 3 1/4" paper backing to Plate 4. [See more photos →]

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721 Lot 721: 2 Science Books, incl. Newton's Philosophy, Marie Curie 2 Science Books, incl. Newton's Philosophy, Marie Curie Lot 721: 2 Science Books, incl. Newton's Philosophy, Marie Curie

Two (2) Science related books. 1st item: A VIEW OF SIR ISSAC NEWTON'S PHILOSOPHY, First Edition, by Henry Pemberton, published by S. Palmer, 1728. Hardbound quarto, 407 pages with 12 fold-out plates engraved by John Pine, rebound in one quarter brown leather with black leather blindstamped covers, gilt lettering on black leather label to spine, five raised hubs, marbled end papers. 11 1/2" H x 9 1/4" W x 2 1/4" D. 2nd item: TRAITE DE RADIOACTIVITE, Vol. I, by Madame P. [Marie] Curie, published by Gauthier-Villars, Paris, 1910. Hardcover octavo, 426 pages, including Heliogravure portrait frontispiece of her husband Pierre Curie with tissue paper guard, rebound in one quarter red leather with marbled paper sides, marbled end papers. 9 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. Condition: 1st item: Rebound covers in overall good condition with cracking to leather, bumped corners. Pages in overall good condition with toning, dampstaining, foxing spots, pencil inscriptions from previous owners, tears/areas of loss, largest 1 1/2" x 2". Title page with paper repairs, largest 2 3/4" x 5 1/4". 2nd item: Rebound covers in overall good condition with normal shelf wear, rubbing to leather, corners bumped. Pages in overall good condition with toning, handling wear. Two plates are present, one may be cut down. [See more photos →]

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722 Lot 722: 10 Fossil, Paleontology, & Natural History Books 10 Fossil, Paleontology, & Natural History Books Lot 722: 10 Fossil, Paleontology, & Natural History Books

Ten (10) Books Related to Fossils, Paleontology, and Natural History. 1st-2nd items: NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK: PALEONTOLOGY OF NEW YORK, Vol. I & II, by James Hall, printed by C. Van Benthuysen, Albany, 1847 & 1852. Hardcover octavoes, 700 total pages with engraved title and additional engraved plates, rebound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 3rd item: REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF OHIO, Vol. I, Part II, by J. S. Newberry, et al., printed by Nevins and Myers, Columbus, 1873. Hardcover octavo, 399 pages with additional lithographed plates, rebound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 4th item: GEOLOGY OF THE COLUMBUS QUADRANGLE: FOURTH SERIES, BULLETIN 14, by Clinton R. Stauffer, George D. Hubbard, and J. A. Bownocker, printed by The Springfield Publishing Company, Springfield, 1911. Hardcover octavo, 133 pages including index, includes three survey maps of Ohio in back pocket, hardbound in green cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. 5th item: GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF OHIO: COMPRISING BULLETINS 12,13,14 AND 15 OF THE FOURTH SERIES, Vol. XI, by J. A. Bownocker, State Geologist, printed by The Springfield Publishing Company, Springfield, 1913. Hardcover octavo, 908 pages including index, includes three survey maps of Ohio in back pocket, hardbound in black cloth with gilt blindstamped Seal of Ohio to front cover, gilt lettering to spine. 6th item: PALEONTOLOGY, First Edition, Third Impression, by Edward Wilber Berry, published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York and London, 1929. Hardcover octavo, 392 pages including index with frontispiece and illustrations, hardbound in dark red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, ex libris book plate, interior of front cover. 7th item: INVERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, First Edition, Fifth Impression, by William H. Twenhoffel and Robert R. Shrock, published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York and London, 1935. Hardcover octavo, 511 pages with illustrations, hardbound in dark red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, ex libris book plate, interior of front cover. 8th item: INVERTEBRATE FOSSILS, by Raymond C. Moore, Cecil G. Lalicker, and Alfred G. Fischer, published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1952. Hardcover octavo, 766 pages including index and illustrations, hardbound in black cloth with blindstamped front cover, gilt lettering to spine. 9th-10th items: THE CRETACEOUS FOSSILS OF NEW JERSEY, Part I & II, by Horace G. Richards, et al., published by the New Jersey Geological Survey, 1958 & 1962. Hardcover octavoes, 503 total pages with additional photographic plates, hardbound in grey cloth with black lettering to spines. Ranging in size from to 8 1/2" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 3/8" D to 11 5/8" H x 9 1/2" W x 2 1/2" D. The estate of a Vanderbilt University professor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: All covers with shelf wear, rubbing, scuffs, and surface grime. Pages with toning/acid burn, some with dirt encrustation to top edges, foxing spots. Fold-out maps with some insect damage to fold lines. [See more photos →]

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723 Lot 723: Group of 11 Science Books, incl. Dickinson Physica, 1702 Group of 11 Science Books, incl. Dickinson Physica, 1702 Lot 723: Group of 11 Science Books, incl. Dickinson Physica, 1702

Eleven (11) Science related books. 1st item: PHYSICA VETUS ET VERA: SIVE TRACTATUS DE NATURALI VERITATE HEXAEMERI MOSAICI, by Edmund Dickinson, sold by Henri Ribotteau, London, 1702. Hardcover octavo, 348 pages including 4 copper plate engravings on pp. 94-95 and 342-343, with additional illustrations, rebound in three-quarter brown leather with marbled paper sides. 9 7/8" H x 7 7/8" W x 1 1/8" D. 2nd-3rd items: SELECTIONS FROM MR. NICHOLSON'S JOURNAL: A JOURNAL OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, CHEMISTRY, AND THE ARTS, Vol. I & II, by William Nicholson, London, circa 1806. Hardbound octavoes, 800 plus pages including illustrations, hardbound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Handwritten table of contents to each volume, pages are not in numerical order. 8 7/8" H x 5 5/8" W x 1 1/2" D. 4th-5th items: CONVERSATIONS ON CHEMISTRY; IN WHICH THE ELEMENTS OF THAT SCIENCE ARE FAMILIARITY EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED BY EXPERIMENTS, Third Edition, Vol. I & II, printed by M. & S. Brooke for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, London, 1809. Hardcover 12mos, 710 total marble edged pages with engraved illustrations, hardbound in red leather with gilt blind stamped covers and spine, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, marbled end papers, ex libris plates, interior of front covers. 7 1/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 1" D. 6th item: A DICTIONARY OF CHEMISTRY, ON THE BASIS OF MR. NICHOLSON'S, by Andrew Ure, M.D., printed for Thomas & George Underwood, London, et al., 1821. Hardcover octavo, 752 pages with 15 engraved plates (numbered 1-14), hardbound in brown leather with gilt borders, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, ex libris plate, interior of front cover. 9" H x 5 3/4" W x 2" D. 7th item: RECREATIONS IN CHEMISTRY, by Thomas Griffiths, published by John W. Parker, London, 1841. Hardcover 12mo, 278 pages including index, 8 additional pages of back advertisments, rebound in one quarter brown leather with marbled paper sides. Photographic image of previous owner with 19th century inscription to front matter pages. 7 1/4" H x 4 3/4" W x 1 1/8" D. 8th item: METHODES GAZOMETRIQUES by Robert Bunsen, published by Librairie de Victor Masson, Palce de l'Ecole de Medecine, Paris, 1858. Hardcover octavo, 320 pages, hardbound in one quarter black leather with marbled paper sides. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 1" D. 9th-10th items: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHEMISTRY: THEORETICAL, PRACTICAL AND ANALYTICAL AS APPLIED TO THE ARTS AND MANUFACTURERS, Vol. I-II, by Writers of Eminence, published by J. B. Lippencott and Company, 1877 & 1879. Hardcover octavoes, 2,056 total marble edged pages with numerous woodcuts and steel plate engravings, hardbound in three-quarter brown leather with brown cloth sides, gilt blindstamped covers with gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, marbed end papers, Seton High School Cincinnati, OH ex libris plate to interior of front covers. Approximately 11 1/4" H x 8 1/2" W x 2 3/4" D. 11th item: ESSAYS IN CHEMISTRY, by T. E. Thorpe, published by Macmillan and Company, Ltd., London, 1902. Hardcover octavo, 582 marble edged pages, hardbound in green leather with gilt blindstamped covers, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, marbled end papers. 8 7/8" H x 6" W x 1 7/8" D. Condition: All covers in overall good condition with shelf wear, some with sun fading, bumped corners. All pages with toning, handling wear, foxing spots, inscriptions from previous owners. 3rd item: Dampstaining to covers and pages. 1st item: Rebound covers in overall good condition with light shelf wear. Pages in overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, dampstaining, tears, inscriptions from previous owners. First, including title pages, and last few pages with paper or old tape backing. [See more photos →]

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724 Lot 724: NASA Astronaut Related Archive with autographs, 89 items NASA Astronaut Related Archive with autographs, 89 items Lot 724: NASA Astronaut Related Archive with autographs, 89 items

Archive of eighty-nine (89) items related to American Astronauts. 1st item: Authors Signed WE SEVEN: BY THE ASTRONAUTS THEMSELVES, First Edition, First Printing, by M. Scott Carpenter, et al., published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1962. Octavo, 352 pages including index and black and white photographic images, hardbound in black cloth with white lettering to front cover and spine, pictorial end papers, includes dust jacket. Signed by all seven authors, including Donald K. Slayton, John H. Glenn, Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Leroy Gordon Cooper, Alan B. Shepard, Virgil I. Grissom, and Walter M. Schirra, to front end paper. 9 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 2nd-77th items: Group of seventy-six (76) publicity photos of astronauts with autopen signatures, including one (1) John Herschel Glenn, Jr., two (2) Alan Shepard, seven (7) Neil Armstrong, two (2) Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom, two (2) Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr., one (1) Malcolm Scott Carpenter, seven (7) Edward "Ed" Higgins White II, seven (7) James Arthur Lovell, Jr., seven (7) Thomas Patten Stafford, seven (7) John Watts Young, seven (7) Frank Frederick Borman II, eight (8) James Alton McDivitt, seven (7) Elliot McKay See, Jr., eight (8) Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., and three (3) Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton. 78th-87th items: Ten (10) space-related photographs, including a photograph of the homecoming of Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr. to Hawaii, May 1963, images of Gemini IX-A Space Walk and Terrain Views, the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, TX, and more. Includes duplicates. 88th item: Booklet titled NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, ASTRONAUT JOHN H. GLENN, JR., FRIENDSHIP 7, February 20, 1967. Softcover octavo, 20 double-sided pages with text and black and white photographic images. 10 1/2" H x 8" W x 1/8" D. 89th item: Gilt metal souvenir pin in the shape of a Mercury capsule. Unmarked. 3/4" L. Provenance: the collection of former NASA employee Alexine Wilkerson of Franklin, Tennessee, who worked at the Space Agency from 1962-1966. Condition: 1st item: Signatures in overall very good, legible condition. Pages with light toning. Dust jacket with shelf wear, toning, creases, 3 1/2" tear to top left of front, 3/4" tear lower center of back, 1" x 1 5/8" area of sticker residue, lower right of front, 6 1/2" vertical area of separation of mylar from paper, lower left near spine of front. Covers in overall good condition with some sun fading, normal shelf wear. 2nd-77th items: One Thomas Patten Stafford photo with 1/4" area of red glitter nail polish, lower right. 88th item: Shelf wear to covers. Overall waviness to pages and covers, toning. [See more photos →]

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725 Lot 725: Columbia STS-1 Archive, incl. Flown Artifacts Columbia STS-1 Archive, incl. Flown Artifacts Lot 725: Columbia STS-1 Archive, incl. Flown Artifacts

Archive of six (6) items related to The Space Shuttle Columbia (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102), the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet, launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program, including a flown American flag and thermal tile fragment, and a photograph signed by crew members John Watts Young and Robert Laurel Crippen. 1st item: Flown American flag carried aboard the Columbia, mounted to a presentation certificate with facsimile signatures of the crew and Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., Director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center from January 1972-August 1982. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Flag: 4 1/4" H x 5 3/4" W. Sight: 11" H x 9" W. Framed: 12 1/8" H x 10 1/4" W. 2nd item: Signed NASA red number color photograph depicting the Columbia, autographed by Young and Crippen with ink inscription reading "To Rich Sauter." Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Photograph: 8" H x 10" W. Framed: 10 1/4" H x 12 1/4" W. 3rd item: Flown "Thermal Tile" fragment from the Columbia mounted in clear lucite with presentation card, numbered 2874. 3" H x 3 7/8" W x 1 1/8" D. 4th item: First Shuttle Flight Achievement Award certificate with mounted medallion partially made of metal taken from the Columbia, facsimile signatures for Young and Crippen, lower left and right. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Medallion: 1 1/2" dia. Sight: 11" H x 9" W. 5th item: Color photograph depicting the inital launch of the Columbia. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Photograph: 8" H x 7 1/2" W. 6th item: Columbia Space Lab I tie tac pin. Housed in original plastic case. Pin: 3/4" L. Case: 1" H x 1 1/4" square. Provenance: Living Estate of Richard J. Sauter, a Mechanical Engineering Technician in the Test Systems Section at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, circa 1969-1986. All proceeds to benefit Our PLACE Adult Day Center, in Tellico Village, Loudon, TN. Condition: All items in overall good condition. 1st item: Toning/acid burn to flag. 2nd item: Signatures in overall very good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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726 Lot 726: Richard J. Sauter NASA Archive, incl. Flown Flags Richard J. Sauter NASA Archive, incl. Flown Flags Lot 726: Richard J. Sauter NASA Archive, incl. Flown Flags

Archive of approximately one hundred and eighty-one (181) items related to Richard J. Sauter and his decades-long career with the The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), circa 1962-1989. Sauter worked as a draftsman at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, in technical services at the the NASA Spacecraft Center, Clear Lake, TX, and as the manager at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Houston, TX. 1st item: Flown American Flag carried aboard the Skylab I (SL-2), Skylab II (SL-3), and Skylab III (SL-4) orbital flights, 1973-74, mounted to a presentation certificate with facsimile signature of Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., Director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center from January 1972-August 1982. Includes a NASA black number black and white photograph of Sauter with the certificate, flanked by Robert Piland, Associate Director for Program Development, and astronaut Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton. Both items unframed. Ranging in size from 8 1/8" H x 10" W to 11 1/8" H x 14 1/8" W. 2nd-21st items: Group of twenty (20) ephemera items pertaining to Sauter's work, including ten (10) U.S. patent papers, letters, a diagram, and documents describing the Ergometer or Foot Pedal Operated Fluid Type Exercising Device, invented by Sauter and Gerald W. Crum, Brookfield Center, CT, filed May 26, 1971 and patented September 1, 1973, Number 3,758,112, two (2) documents nominating Sauter for awards, and eight (8) assorted Achievement Awards, including one (1) Skylab Award with medallion containing metal flown aboard the Skylab from May 14, 1973 to February 8, 1974, one (1) housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Ranging in size from 6 1/4" H x 8 1/8" W to 29 3/4" H x 66 3/4" W. 22nd-24th items: One (1) sample of flown Skylab sunshade fabric and two (2) NASA red number color photographs depicting the Skylab with the fabric visible. Fabric: 14 7/8" H x 13 1/2" W. Photographs: 8" H x 10" W. 25th item: Flown NASA flag carried aboard the Orbiter Discovery STS-26, September 29-October 3, 1988, mounted to a presentation certificate with facsimile signatures of James C. Fletcher, NASA Administrator, and Aaron Cohen, Director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center from October 1986-August 1993. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight: 13 3/4" H x 10 3/4" W. Framed: 15 1/8" H x 12 1/8" W. 26th item: Color photograph depicting a space shuttle launch with ink inscription and signature by Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton reading "To Rich Sauter with best wishes–" signed below. Housed under glass in a silver metal frame. Photograph: 13 5/8" H x 10 3/4" W. Framed: 20 1/4" H x 16 1/4" W. 27th-55th items: Twenty-nine (29) NASA related items, including one (1) Space Shuttle Enterprise medallion containing metal taken from the Enterprise, one (1) Lunar V McGregor tan jacket, size medium, nine (9) paper ephemera items, six (6) decals, one (1) fabric patch, eight (8) pins, one (1) 1971 Kennedy silver half dollar, one (1) NASA Apollo 11 50th Anniversary t-shirt, size unspecified, and one (1) color photographic print depicting a mural by Robert Theodore McCall (Arizona/Ohio, 1919-2010) on display on the Teague Auditorium in the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, presented to employees on the occasion of NASA's 25th Anniversary, with facsimile signatures of three directors below. Ranging in size 1/2" H x 1/2" W to 11" H x 34 1/2" W. 56th-147th items: Ninety-two (92) NASA photographs, depicting various images including the Apollo Program and Space Shuttle Program missions, groups of astronauts from The Mercury Seven through the Challenger crew, equipment worked on by Sauter including the Bioisolation Garment Ventillator, and more. Includes twenty-one (21) red number color photographs and twenty-one (21) black number black and white photographs with fifty-one (51) additional black and white and color photographs. One (1) is housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim, the rest are unframed. Photographs approximately 10 1/8" H x 8 1/8" W. Frame: 15" H x 12" W. 148th-181st items: Thirty-four (34) NASA related publications, including newsletters, one (1) typed list of "Astro-Definitions," letters, two (2) Challenger memorial pamphlets, and five (5) newspapers related to the Challenger from the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post. Ranging in size from 8 5/8" H x 5 5/8" W to 17 1/2" H x 11 3/8" W. Provenance: Living Estate of Richard J. Sauter, all proceeds to benefit Our PLACE Adult Day Center, in Tellico Village, Loudon, TN. Biography: In 1952, Richard Sauter graduated from Lakewood High School in Cleveland, OH and immediately joined the Army. He was transferred to Fort Hood, TX for basic training and later transfer to Fort Knox, TX. He was discharged in October 19, 1955 and transferred to the Army Reserve to complete 8 years service. He then went to work for the Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, OH where he took the NASA approved Engineering Techinician program. In 1962 he transferred to Houston, TX to work as a draftsman. He was later transferred to the NASA Spacecreaft Center in Clear Lake, TX when the Manner Spacecraft Center opened in 1964. He then worked for technical services designing some tools used on the moon and an ergometer that is currently used in the Spacelab (the original patent papers are included in this lot). A notable event in Sauter's career occurred when Skylab blew its heat shield, requiring Richard and many others to work around the clock to design an umbrella style heat shield to act as a temporary replacement. Despite setbacks, it was deployed through the Skylab photography port and allowed the astronauts the time to repair the original heat shield (a fabric sample of the umbrella style heat shield and photographs are included in this lot). The operation may have been one of the first Extravehicular activity (EVA) missions. Before Richard retired on December 31, 1989, he joined the Facility Engineering Divison and was assigned to Ellington Air Field, Houston, TX, as the manager. Whenever astronauts left a space flight, they left all of their cars in front of his office for safekeeping. After the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986, Richard had to return all of the cars belonging to the astronauts involved in the tragedy to their families. He said was the hardest job he ever had to do for NASA. Condition: All items in overall good condition with light toning, handling wear, including creases, scuffs. 1st item: Flag with light toning, certificate and photograph with handling wear, creases, light toning. 1st item: Flag with light toning, certificate and photograph with handling wear, creases, light toning. 2nd-21st items: Skylab medallion is not affixed to certificate. 26th item: Loose in frame. Signature and inscription in overall very good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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727 Lot 727: NASA Apollo Program Archive, incl. Signed Photo NASA Apollo Program Archive, incl. Signed Photo Lot 727: NASA Apollo Program Archive, incl. Signed Photo

Archive of thirty-five (35) items related to the Apollo Program, also known as Project Apollo, including a color photograph signed by Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., Richard Francis Gordon Jr., and Alan LaVern Bean of the Apollo 12 mission, November 14-24, 1969, various achievement awards presented to NASA employees, and more. The Apollo Program was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which succeeded in landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972. 1st item: Signed NASA red number color photograph depicting the Apollo 12 Lunar Module, Intrepid, and one of the astronauts on the surface of the moon, autographed by Conrad, Gordan, and Bean. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 10 1/4" W. Framed: 8 5/8" H x 11 1/4" W. 2nd item: Apollo 11 brass ashtray awarded to NASA staff members, having 12 panels with high relief images of the mission with lettering to circumference, with a central cloisonne medallion depicting an astronaut and a lunar module on the surface of the moon with gold lettering reading "APOLLO." Includes a black wooden display stand. Ashtray: 5/8" H x 4 3/4" dia. Stand: 3 3/4" H. 3rd item: 2019 United States Mint Apollo 11 50th Anniversary convex silver dollar coin. Encapsulated and housed in a fitted black velvet case. Approximately .859 total troy ounces. Coin: 1.5" dia. Case: 1" H x 2 1/2" square. 4th-8th items: Group of five (5) Achievement Awards pertaining to the Apollo Missions, including one (1) commemorating the landing of Apollo 11, July 20, 1969, and one (1) commemorating the Apollo Soyuz Test Project, July 15-24, 1975. Three (3) housed under glass in identical black wooden frames with gilt trim, two (2) are unframed. Frames: 10 1/4" H x 12 1/4" W. Unframed awards approximately: 11 1/8" H x 14 1/8" W. 9th-19th items: Group of eleven (11) Apollo Mission related color photographs, including one (1) housed in a plastic blue frame. Photographs approximately 14 1/4" H x 11" W. Frame: 11 1/4" H x 14 1/4" W. 20th-35th items: Group of fifteen (16) Apollo Mission related items, including two (2) medallions, including one (1) Flown Apollo 8 medallion with certificate, December 21-27, 1968 and one (1) Apollo 11 40th Anniversary medallion containing metal flown to the moon on Apollo missions, nine (9) decals, one (1) framed collection of fourteen (14) insignia pins, one (1) Apollo 11 20th Anniversary pin, one (1) copy of APOLLO: THE MISSION TO LAND A MAN ON THE MOON, by Al Cimino, published by Chartwell Books, New York, 2019, and two (2) paper ephemera items. Items ranging in size from 1 1/4" H x 1 1/2" W to 14 1/8" H x 11 1/8" W. Provenance: Living Estate of Richard J. Sauter, a Mechanical Engineering Technician in the Test Systems Section at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, circa 1969-1986. All proceeds to benefit Our PLACE Adult Day Center, in Tellico Village, Loudon, TN. Condition: All items in overall good condition with light toning, handling wear, including creases, scuffs. 1st item: Signatures in overall very good, legible condition. 3rd item: Coin in uncirculated condition. 4th-8th items: Apollo Soyuz Test Project award does not include medallion. 20th-35th items: Apollo 8 medallion is not affixed to certificate. [See more photos →]

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728 Lot 728: 3 NASA Astronaut Signed 1967 Meet the Press Placards 3 NASA Astronaut Signed 1967 Meet the Press Placards Lot 728: 3 NASA Astronaut Signed 1967 Meet the Press Placards

Group of three (3) astronaut signed placards from a "Meet the Press" television broadcast, air date Sunday, May 21, 1967, signed by U.S. Navy Captain Walter Marty Schirra Jr. (1923-2007), one of the original seven astronauts and Commander of the Apollo 7 Mission, U.S. Air Force Colonel Frank Borman (born 1928), Commander of the Apollo 8 Mission, and U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Thomas P. Stafford (born 1930), Commander of the Apollo 10 Mission and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project flight. Each is made of red cardstock with signatures to left or right of white stenciled lettering. 6" H x 22" W. Provenance: Collected by the consignor who was the nephew of Herman Albert "Lee" Dayton, a veteran Washington, D.C. broadcaster and the announcer of the NBC-TV weekly program "Meet the Press" for 25 years. The consignor provided the following anecdote about the experience: "My Uncle Herman Albert "Lee" Dayton invited me (when I was not quite 9 years old) and my father, former United States Marine Corps Major Winfield B. Hale, III, to the first televised press conference with the newly named Apollo Project crew astronauts: Captain Wally Schirra, Frank Borman, and Tom Stafford. The goal of the Apollo Project was to reach the moon by 1970, as urged by former President John F. Kennedy. Captain Schirra had been on the cover of Life Magazine on May 19, 1967, which ran a lead story of the continuation of the NASA Apollo Project and the intense training the new crew had been undergoing in Key West since the tragic launchpad fire that killed three of the former Apollo crew members in the winter of 1966. They were questioned during the program about how the deaths of their fellow astronauts affected them and how the tragedy altered the Apollo Project, they discussed the extensive changes and additional safety measures that were made to the program and specifically to the oxygen systems aboard the spacecraft to prevent such a future tragedy, they spoke about their families, their rigorous underwater training for experiencing and working in weightless space conditions, their overall demanding physical regimens to stay in shape, and the unflagged American spirit and determination to win the race to the moon. After the program aired, my father and I met all three of them with Uncle Herman, David Brinkley, and Edwin Newman, and the astronauts then autographed their name placards and gave them to me. They also answered my childish question "how do you use the restroom in space?" I specifically remember that they saluted my Marine Major father and thanked him for his service as a dive bomber who piloted a Douglas Special Bomber "Dauntless" in the Pacific and was also believed to have been at or near the Battle of Midway in WWII." The Estate of Alice Wright Summers Hale, Rogersville, TN. Condition: All items in overall good condition with abrasions, largest 2", areas of dampstaining, largest 10", and general wear to be expected from age and manner of use. Signatures in overall very good, legible condition (not affected by aforementioned condition issues). [See more photos →]

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729 Lot 729: Group of 4 LEC Signed Books, incl. R. Bradbury, H. G. Wells Group of 4 LEC Signed Books, incl. R. Bradbury, H. G. Wells Lot 729: Group of 4 LEC Signed Books, incl. R. Bradbury, H. G. Wells

Group of four (4) Science Fiction Limited Editions Club (LEC) signed books, including Ray Bradbury and H. G. Wells. 1st item: Author and Illustrator signed THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, LEC Edition, Number 1312/2000, by Ray Bradbury, illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini, published by the LEC, Avon, 1974. Hardcover quarto, 309 black speckled pages with full-page color lithographic images, vignettes, and head-pieces, hardbound in silkscreened black buckram speckled in white with silver lettering to spine, black with silver speckled endpapers. Signed by Ray Bradbury and Joseph Mugnaini with number to colophon page. Housed in a matching publisher's slipcase with silver lettering to spine. Book: 11" H x 8" W x 1 1/2" D. Slipcase: 11 1/4" H x 8 1/8" W x 2" D. 2nd item: Author and Illustrator signed FAHRENHEIT 451, LEC Edition, Number 1312/2000, by Ray Bradbury, illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini, published by the LEC, New York, 1982. Hardcover quarto, 152 silver edged pages including four fold-out color lithograph illustrations, hardbound in aluminum boards with black, red, and white lettering to front cover and spine, black endpapers. Signed by Ray Bradbury and Joseph Mugnaini with number to colophon page. Includes LEC monthly newsletter, Series 46, Vol. 4, Number 527, dated August 1982. Housed in matching publisher's slipcase with black lettering to spine. Book: 11 1/8" H x 7 3/8" W x 1" D. Slipcase: 11 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W x 1 3/8" D. 3rd-4th items: Illustrator signed, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS and THE TIME MACHINE, LEC Edition, No. 1243/1500, by H.G. Wells, illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini, published by the LEC, New York, 1964. Hardcover octavoes, 285 total black and red speckled pages with full page color lithographic illustrations, hardbound in red and black cloth with blind-stamped front covers, gilt lettering to spine, rust endpapers. Both signed by Joseph Mugnaini and numbered to colophon pages. Housed together in publisher's slipcase with black and red paper label to spine. Books ranging in size from 10 1/4" H x 7 1/8" W x 7/8" to 1 1/4" D. Condition: 1st item: Slipcase and covers in overall good condition with normal shelf wear, scuffs, light surface grime. Pages in overall very good condition. 2nd item: Slipcase and covers in overall good condition with normal shelf wear, scuffs, minor surface abrasions, largest 4 1/2". Pages in overall very good condition. 3rd-4th items: Slipcase and covers in overall good condition with normal shelf wear, scuffs, light surface grime. Pages in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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730 Lot 730: Rimball, A Season In Hell, LEC Edition, 1986 Rimball, A Season In Hell, LEC Edition, 1986 Lot 730: Rimball, A Season In Hell, LEC Edition, 1986

Translator and Photographer Signed A SEASON IN HELL, by Arthur Rimball, translated by Paul Schmidt, with photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe, Limited Editions Club (LEC) Edition, Number 426/1000, published by the LEC, New York, 1986. Hardcover quarto, 87 pages with English and French text, 8 hand-rubbed photogravure plates with tissue paper guards, hardbound in full red Morrocan leather with black lettering to front cover and spine. Signed by Paul Schmidt and Robert Mapplethorpe with number to colophon page. Housed in original publisher's slipcase. Book: 11 5/8" H x 8" W x 1" D. Slipcase: 12" H x 8 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. The estate of a Vanderbilt University professor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Slipcase in overall good condition with shelf wear, surface grime. Covers in overall good condition with light scuffs. Pages in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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731 Lot 731: Signed Alex Haley ROOTS & J. Will Taylor Bio., 2 items Signed Alex Haley ROOTS & J. Will Taylor Bio., 2 items Lot 731: Signed Alex Haley ROOTS & J. Will Taylor Bio., 2 items

Alex Haley signed and inscribed copy of ROOTS and James Willis "J. Will" Taylor Biography, 2 items total. 1st item: Author Signed and Inscribed ROOTS, by Alex Haley, published by Doubleday and Company, Inc., Garden City, 1976. Octavo, 688 pages, hardbound in one quarter black leatherette with printed paper sides, gilt lettering to spine, includes original dust jacket. Author ink inscription reads "Oct. 9, 1988 To Elizabeth Taylor Ellis, granddaughter of J. Will Taylor, a Tennessee statesman!" signed "Alex Haley" below, to front end paper. 8 1/2" H x 6" W x 2" D. Note: The book and signature were obtained when the consignor met Haley at the Appalachia Museum in Andersonville, TN, 1988. 2nd item: HILL-BILLY BILL: A BIOGRAPHY OF HON. J. WILL TAYLOR OF TENNESSEE, by J.E. Hansell, published by The LaFollette Press, Inc., LaFolette, 1932. Softcover octavo, 129 pages, bound in pictorial cardstock wrappers. 8 3/4" H x 6" W x 1/4" D. Note: James Willis "J. Will" Taylor (1880-1939) was Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee's 2nd district, served March 4, 1919 – November 14, 1939. Private East Tennessee collection. Second item originally from the estate of James Willis Taylor, descended through family to consignor. Condition: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Light shelf wear to dust jacket. Pages with light toning. Signature and inscription in overall very good, legible condition. 2nd item: Sun fading/toning to edges of wrappers, light scuffs and shelf wear. Pages with toning. [See more photos →]

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732 Lot 732: 2 Thomas Hardy Books, incl. Author Signed TESS, 1926 2 Thomas Hardy Books, incl. Author Signed TESS, 1926 Lot 732: 2 Thomas Hardy Books, incl. Author Signed TESS, 1926

Two (2) Thomas Hardy novels, including Author Signed TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES, 1926. 1st item: Author Signed TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES: A PURE WOMAN, Limited First Illustrated Edition, by Thomas Hardy, illustrated by Vivien Gribble, published by Macmillan and Company, Ltd., London, 1926. Hardcover octavo, 508 pages with 41 woodcut illustrations and foldout map by Emery Walker, quarter bound in vellum with marbled paper boards, gilt lettering to spine, includes cardstock slipcase. Signed "Thomas Hardy" to front matter page. 11 1/2" H x 8 1/4" H x 1 3/4" D. Slipcase: 11 5/8" H x 8 3/4" W x 2 1/8" D. 2nd item: Illustrator Signed THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE, Limited First Edition, by Thomas Hardy, illustrated by Clare Leighton, published by Macmillan and Company, Ltd., London, 1929. Hardcover octavo, 485 top edge gilt pages with 12 tipped-in woodcut illustrations including frontispiece, quarter bound in vellum with paper boards, gilt lettering to spine. Signed "Clare Leighton" to front matter page. Book: 9 7/8" H x 7" W x 2" D. The estate of a Vanderbilt University professor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: 1st item: Slipcase with toning/acid burn. Normal shelf wear to covers, corners bumped. Pages in overall good condition with toning, 1/2" tear to lower right corner of page 17. 2nd item: Shelf wear, 2 1/8" x 1 1/2" area of rubbing to vellum on spine, corner slightly bumped. Pages in overall good condition with toning/acid burn. Engraving on 480 almost separated from page. [See more photos →]

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733 Lot 733: Writings of Thoreau, Manuscript Edition, 20 vols. Writings of Thoreau, Manuscript Edition, 20 vols. Lot 733: Writings of Thoreau, Manuscript Edition, 20 vols.

Publisher Signed, THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU, Manuscript Edition, Vol. I-XX, No. 133/600, published by Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, Boston and New York, 1906. Hardcover octavos, top edge gilt pages, each volume with handwritten number, frontispieces and additional illustration plates with tissue paper guards, hardbound in three-quarter green Moroccan leather with tan marbled paper sides, gilt floral blind stamping and lettering to spines, five raised hubs, tan marbled end papers, each volume with a green grosgrain ribbon bookmark. Volume I includes a tipped in, double-sided handwritten page in ink from a letter by Thoreau discussing literature. All volumes approximately 9" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. Provenance: the estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee, by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois. The books likely originally belonged to Mrs. Bass's grandfather, C. Frederick Childs (1875-1955), founder of the C.F. Childs & Co. Securities Co. Mr. Childs was the first dealer of U.S. Government Securities. His offices in Chicago and New York were across the street from the Federal Reserve in each city and his trading office was located at One Wall Street. Edie McBride Bass attended Miss PorterÕs School and graduated from Vassar. She married Jack Maddin Bass of Nashville, Tennessee, whose father owned J.M. Bass and Co., one Nashville's first securities firms. Edie served numerous charitable institutions in Nashville. She was a Lifetime Trustee of Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and the Ensworth School, and served on the Board of Miss Porter's School. She was a driving force in establishing fund raising for the Swan Ball, The Land Trust of Tennessee, and the M.S. Society. Additional items from her estate will be offered in our January auction. Condition: Covers in overall very good condition with light shelf wear, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall very good condition with toning, few minute, scattered foxing spots to some title pages. Toning impressions to bookmarks to some pages. Illustrations are collated. Journal IV with dog-eared end papers. [See more photos →]

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734 Lot 734: Colonial Families of America, ed. Ruth Lawrence, circa 1928 Colonial Families of America, ed. Ruth Lawrence, circa 1928 Lot 734: Colonial Families of America, ed. Ruth Lawrence, circa 1928

COLONIAL FAMILIES OF AMERICA, issued under the editorial supervision of Ruth Lawrence, published by the National Americana Society of New York, circa 1928. Hardcover folio, four hundred nineteen (419) gilt-edged pages, with fifty-nine (5)9 illustrations, including portraits and seven (7) full-color family Coat of Arms for the Wetherill, Foster, Chapman, Chamberlain, Brigham, Talmage, Thompson families, hardbound in green Morrocan leather with gilt blind-stamped covers, red and green Morrocan leather doublures with additional gilt blind-stamped decorations, light blue silk endpapers, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of American ex libris plate to front matter page. 14" H x 11 1/2" W x 2" D. The Estate of Cora Jane Spiller, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Condition: Overall good condition. Spine is not present, however, the majority of pages are still bound together. Covers with wear, old scotch tape repairs, largest 1 3/4", corners bumped. Fraying, areas of loss, largest 1" x 11", to silk endpapers. Pages in overall good condition with toning, tears, largest 4 1/2". [See more photos →]

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735 Lot 735: 9 Nashville Related Publications, incl. Tax Ledger, Legal Books 9 Nashville Related Publications, incl. Tax Ledger, Legal Books Lot 735: 9 Nashville Related Publications, incl. Tax Ledger, Legal Books

Nine (9) Nashville historical related publications, including Tax Ledger, Legal Books, and Directories. 1st item: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, WARD NO. 9 TAX LEDGER, for 1936-1938, complied by Joe P. McCord, tax assessor, sworn before a county judge, June 14, 1936. Hardbound in brown leather with handwritten entries arranged in alphabetical tabs. 16" H x 11 1/4" W x 1 5/8" D. Note: This ledger was featured in THE NASHVILLE RETROSPECTIVE, Vol. XI, No. 12, June 2020, p. 2. 2nd item: ACTS PASSED AT THE STATED SESSION OF THE EIGHTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, 1829, printed by Allen A. Hall and Frederick S. Heiskell, Nashville, 1829. Hardcover octavo, 147 pages with index, includes Chapter XXIX, An Act more effectually to provide for Emancipating Slaves, Ephraim H. Foster, Speaker of the House, Joel Walker, Speaker of the Senate, December 7, 1829, pp. 49-50. 9" H x 5 1/4" W x 3/4" D. 3rd item: PUBLIC ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLEY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, 1833, printed by Allen A. Hall and Frederick S. Heiskell, Nashville, 1833. Hardcover octavo, 147 pages including index and Chapter III, An Act more effectually to prevent the owners of steam boats and stages from carrying off slaves without the knowledge or consent of the owners, F. W. Huling, Speaker of the House, D. Buford, Speaker of the Senate, passed September 25, 1833, pp. 2-3. 9" H x 5 1/4" W x 3/4" D. 4th item: CAMPBELL'S NASHVILLE BUSINESS DIRECTORY, Vol. III, by Reverand John P. Campbell, published by Smith, Camp, and Company, Nashville, 1857. Hardcover octavo, 356 pages with index and back advertisements, includes full-page advertisement for Rees W. Porter, General Agent for the Sale of Negroes; also, Dealer in Real Estate and City Property, Nashville, p. 172. 8" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 1/8" D. Note: This directory and Porter's advertisement were featured in THE NASHVILLE RETROSPECTIVE, Vol. VIII, No. 5, November 2016, p. 2. 5th item: NASHVILLE AMERICAN (CUMBERLAND) ALMANAC FOR THE YEAR 1898: A CYCLOPAEDIA OF HISTORIC AND STATISTIC FACTS, Vol. 3, No. 1, January, 1898. Softcover octavo, 542 pages with front and back advertisements. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W x 1" D. 6th item: THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHVILLE, compiled by A. G. Ewing, Jr., and F. M. Garard, printed by McQuiddy Printing Company, Nashville, 1913. Hardcover octavo, 107 pages. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1/2" D. 7th item: RULES OF ORDER OF THE SENATE OF THE SIXTY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY STATE OF TENNESSEE, SESSION OF 1931, prepared by Cedric Hunt, Chief Clerk, printed by Baird-Ward Printing Company, Nashville, circa 1931. Softcover octavo, 59 pages. 8" H x 5" W x 1/4" D. 8th item: Reprint of THE ANNUALS OF TENNESSEE TO THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, by J. G. M. Ramsey, originally printed by Walker and James, Charleston, reprinted with the addition of FAIN'S INDEX by the Kingsport Press, Kingsport, 1926. Hardcover octavo, 832 pages including frontispiece fold-out map. 9 1/4" H x 6 5/8" W x 2 1/8" D. 9th item: Reprint of CAMPBELL'S NASHVILLE BUSINESS DIRECTORY, Vol. III, by Reverand John P. Campbell, originally published by Smith, Camp, and Company, Nashville, 1857, reprinted for Century III Nashville, circa 1980. Hardcover octavo, 356 pages with index and back advertisements. 8" H x 5 1/4" W x 1" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: All items in overall good condition. 19th century books with expected wear to covers, toning/acid burn, areas of loss, tears, dampstaining, to be expected from age and manner of use. 1st item: Staining, areas of loss, largest 4 3/4" x 3/4", to covers and spine, corners bumped. 2nd-3rd items: Front covers are separated from spine. 4th item: Front end paper and title page are not present. Front cover is loose from binding. 5th item: Covers and spine with old tape repairs, largest 8 3/4". Areas of loss, flaking to covers and pages. 7th item: Black leather to front cover is separated from binding. 8th-9th items: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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736 Lot 736: 3 Ronald Reagan Items, incl. Signed Book 3 Ronald Reagan Items, incl. Signed Book Lot 736: 3 Ronald Reagan Items, incl. Signed Book

Three (3) items related to Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975, including one (1) signed book. 1st item: Ronald Reagan signed and inscribed WHERE'S THE REST OF ME?: THE RONALD REAGAN STORY by Reagan and Richard G. Hubler, published by Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1965. Octavo, 316 pages including index, hardbound in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, includes original dust jacket. Author ink inscription reads "To Katheryne Taylor with every good wish Sincerely Ronald Reagan" to front end paper. 8 1/2" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: According to family oral history, the consignor's mother likely obtained the book or had it signed when Reagan was a guest speaker as governor at a "Republican Women of Orange County" event. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) copies of RONALD REAGAN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST SOCIALIZED MEDICINE, spoken word LP records, part of "Operation Coffee Cup," Project of Woman's Auxiliary, American Medicial Association, Communications Division, Chicago, 1961. Each record is housed in original pictorial cardstock sleeves, with twelve typed pieces of literature regarding the record and Operation Coffee Cup, including a transcription of the record's contents. Records: 12" dia. Sleeves: 12 3/8" square x 1/2" D. Private East Tennessee collection. Condition: All items in overall good condition. 1st item: Dust jacket with shelf wear, light staining, toning, tears, largest 1/4". Pages in overall good condition with light toning. Inscription and signature in overall good, legible condition. 2nd-3rd items: Records with some surface scratches, not tested for functionality. Sleeves with expected handling wear, surface scuffs. [See more photos →]

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737 Lot 737: Harry Truman Signing Pen for Bill & Signed Photo, Other Harry Truman Signing Pen for Bill & Signed Photo, Other Lot 737: Harry Truman Signing Pen for Bill & Signed Photo, Other

President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953 signing pen and signed photograph with additional Truman photos. 1st item: Signed photograph depicting Truman signing the "Judicial Salary Bill" (Public Law 567) on July 31, 1946 at the White House, Washington, DC, surrounded by various politicians. Signed lower center to Truman's image. Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C. studio marks, lower left. Housed and matted together under glass in a black wooden frame with the 1331 Triumph fountain pen that was used to signed the bill and typed labels for the photograph and pen. Framed: 14 1/2" H x 14 1/4" W. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) photographs depicting Truman and H. Graham Morison, Executive Assistant to the Attorney General, 1945-48; Assistant Attorney General and head of the Civil Division, 1948-50, including one (1) depicting them with William Pat Jennings (1919-1994), United States Representative from Virginia (serving from 1955-1967) at the Tri-Cities Airport, Blountville, Tennessee, in 1960. Handwritten paper label, en verso of Tri-Cities airport frame. Both housed and matted under glass in black or giltwood frames. Frames ranging in size from 8 3/4" H x 10 3/4" W to 11 1/8" H x 13 1/4" W. Condition: All items in overall good condition. Not examined outside of frames. 1st item: Signature in overall good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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738 Lot 738: H. Graham Morison Archive, incl. Harry S. Truman Signed H. Graham Morison Archive, incl. Harry S. Truman Signed Lot 738: H. Graham Morison Archive, incl. Harry S. Truman Signed

Archive of twelve (12) paper ephemera items related to H. Graham Morison, Executive Assistant to the Attorney General, 1945-48 and Assistant Attorney General and Head of the Civil Division, 1948-50, including one (1) commission signed by President Harry S. Truman, 16 items total. 1st item: President Harry S. Truman signed commission document conferring on H. Graham Morison the position of Assistant Attorney General, dated February 28, 1948. Signed by Truman, lower right, signed by Thomas Campbell Clark (1899-1977), 59th United States Attorney General from 1945 to 1949 and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1949 to 1967, lower left. Housed and matted under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight: 13 5/8" H x 17 1/4" W. Framed: 18" H x 21 1/2" W. 2nd item: Black and white photograph of Thomas Campbell Clark, depicted seated at a desk in a suit, with signed inscription to H. Graham Morison below image reading "For Graham Morison-my colleague in Justice-with the best wishes of his friend," dated and signed "1/10/46" and "Tom C. Clark," lower left and right. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight: 13 1/8" H x 10 1/4" W. Framed: 14" H x 11 1/8" W. 3rd item: One (1) page typed letter from Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), as United States Senator from Massachusetts, serving 1953-1960, to Morison, dated August 20, 1960. Typed on United States Senate stationary, the letter expresses Kennedy's "…deep appreciation for the assistance [Morison] and the other members of the Advisory Committees of the Democratic Advisory Council have rendered to the Party and to the Nation…" Autopen signature lower right. Erased pencil inscription partially visible top right. Housed and matted under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight: 8 1/4" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed: 11 3/4" H x 11" W. 4th-5th items: Two (2) TLS. One page typed letters from Albert Arnold Gore Sr. (1907-1998), United States Senator from Tennessee, serving 1953-1971, to Morison, dated December 12 and December 15, 1967. Typed on United States Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations stationary, the letters discuss the General Services Administration (GSA) and the property of a man named John Webster in Rogersville, TN. Signed lower right. 6th item: TLS. One page typed letter from Wayne Levere Hays (1911-1989), U.S. Representative of Ohio, serving from 1949 to 1976, to Morison, dated September 28, 1956. Typed on Congress of the United States, House of Representatives stationary, the letter acknowledge's Morison's letter of the 26th and states that Hays plans on being in Washington on October 11th for the Foreign Affairs Committee meeting. Signed lower right. 7th item: TLS. One page typed letter from William Stuart Symington III (1901-1988), United States Senator from Missouri, serving from 1953 to 1976, to Morison, dated March 18, 1957. Typed on United States Senate, Committee on Armed Services stationary, the letter acknowledges Morison's letter of March 13th. Signed lower right. 8th item: TLS. One page typed letter from Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (1911-1978) United States Senator from Minnesota, serving from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978, to Morison, dated August 16, 1960. Typed on United States Senate stationary, the letter discusses Morison's involvement with the Paul Porter reception. Autopen signature lower right. Additional handwritten inscription below. 9th-11th items: Three (3) one page typed letters from Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (1900-1965) 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations, serving 1961-1965, to Morison, dated April 27, May 4, and May 17, 1961. Typed on Representative to the United States of America to the United Nations stationary, the letters primarily discuss personal matters. Autopen signatures, lower right. 12th item: One page typed letter from Victor Henderson Ashe II (born 1945), United States Ambassador to Poland, served 2004-2009, to Peter Morison, dated August 20, 1984. Typed on Victor Ashe U.S. Senate stationary, the letter acknowledges Peter's involvement in the George Webster barbeque, held on August 17, 1984 and references Ashe's impending senatorial campaign. Signed lower right. 13th-16th items: Four (4) paper ephemera items related to Carey Estes Kefauver (1903-1963), United States Senator from Tennessee, serving from 1949-1963 and James Edward Nelm of Kingsport, TN. Condition: Signatures and inscription in overall good, legible condition. Not examined outside of frames. Some letters with minor tears. 2nd item: 2" vertical line of black residue, lower left of glass. [See more photos →]

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739 Lot 739: TN Centennial Exposition Archive, 31 items TN Centennial Exposition Archive, 31 items Lot 739: TN Centennial Exposition Archive, 31 items

Archive of thirty (30) items pertaining to the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, held in Nashville, TN, May 1-October 31, 1897, 31 items total. 1st-22nd items: Twenty-two (22) Tennessee Centennial Exposition related souvenir items, including eleven (11) postcards and photographic images (ranging in size from 3 3/8" x 8" H), four (4) cranberry cut glass items (ranging in size from 2 1/4" to 3 3/4" H), three (3) spoons (ranging in size from 4 3/8 to 6" L), one (1) H. G. Lipscomb and Company razor blade (closed: 6 1/4" L, opened: 9 1/2" L), two (2) coins/medallions, including one (1) depicting the "Giant See-Saw," (ranging in size from 1 1/4" to 3" dia.), and one (1) plaque comprised of a colored print under glass (12" dia.). 23rd item: THE OFFICIAL CATALOGUE OF THE TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, U.S.A., MAY 1ST TO OCTOBER 31ST, 1897, published by Burch, Hinton, and Company, Nashville, 1897. Softcover octavo rebound in red cloth hardcovers, 215 pages with front and back advertisements. 9 1/4" H x 6 3/8" W x 7/8" D. 24th item: TENNESSEE EXPOSITION FINE ART CATALOGUE, published by the Press of the Bandon Company, Nashville, 1897. Softcover 12mo, 266 pages with photographic illustrations. 7 3/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 3/4" D. 25th item: ART ALBUM OF THE TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, HELD AT NASHVILLE, MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 31, 1897, photographs by W. G. and A. J. Thuss, published by Marshall and Bruce Company, Nashville, 1898. Oblong hardcover quarto. 9 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W x 1 1/8" D. 26th item: REPORT ON THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT AT THE TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, NASHVILLE, 1897, printed by The Government Printing Office, Washington, 1901. Hardcover octavo, 188 pages. 9 3/8" H x 6 1/8" W x 1" D. 27th item: Author Signed and Inscribed IMAGES OF AMERICA: TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL NASHVILLE 1897, by Bobby Lawrence, published by Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, 1998. Softcover octavo, 128 pages. Author ink inscription reads "To: Jim Brown I hope that you enjoy this book on the World's Fair held in Nashville in 1897. Thanks a lot for your support & writing the letter–in support of the Exposition Festival. I appreciate your friendship. Bobby Lawrence 5-4-99" to half title page. 9 3/8" H x 6 5/8" W x 1/2" D. 28th-29th item: Two (2) copies of THE TENNESSEE HISTORICAL QUARTERLY, including one (1) including Fall 2018, Volume LXXVII, Number 3, and one (1) Winter 2019, Volume LXXVIII, Number 4, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville. Softcover octavos. Fall 2018 copy includes articles pertaining to books and the artist J. Trousdale Haden related to the Nashville Exposition. Both approximately 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/4" D. 30th item: THE NASHVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT booklet. Oblong softcover octavo. 6 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W x 1/4" D. 31st item: Reprint of ART ALBUM OF THE TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, HELD AT NASHVILLE, MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 31, 1897, photographs by W. G. and A. J. Thuss, originally published by Marshall and Bruce Company, Nashville, 1898, reprinted circa 1975. Oblong hardcover quarto. Includes dust jacket. 9 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W x 1" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: All items in overall good condition. 19th century books with expected wear to covers, areas of loss, tears, foxing spots, dampstaining, toning/acid burn, to be expected from age and manner of use. 24th item: Title page is not present. 30th item: Covers and title page are not present. Majority of pages separated from stapled binding. 31st item: Front flap to dust jacket is separated from front panel, foxing spots and tears to dust jacket. [See more photos →]

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740 Lot 740: Philip S. Hale Archive, Hawkins Cnty., TN Philip S. Hale Archive, Hawkins Cnty., TN Lot 740: Philip S. Hale Archive, Hawkins Cnty., TN

Archive of three hundred and thirty-six (136) approximately pertaining to Philip Smith Hale (1830-1911), 60th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Crawford's) (79th Infantry), of Hawkins County, Tennessee. 1st-7th items: Group of seven (7) photographic images and one (1) one (1) carte de visite (cdv) album, including one (1) souvenir World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 tintype of Hale, two (2) albumen print depicting the Rogersville Female College, Rogersville, TN, one (1) silhouette, likely depicting Hale, CDVs depicting members of Hale's family, and more. 8th-135th items: Group of approximately one hundred and twenty-eight (128) documents, primarily promissory notes and receipts, with four (4) circuit court of Tennessee notes and one (1) sheriff summons, related to Hale and other family members including Phillip S. Hale, his father, and Alexander Hale, his brother, dated circa 1838-1886. Many housed in a hand sewn fabric organizer, each pocket with alphabetical letters. Biography: Phillip S. Hale, a prominent citizen and well-to-do farmer of Hawkins County, was born in that county December 10, 1830, son of Phillip S. and Elizabeth (Bachman) Hale. They were of Scotch-Irish and German descent, and natives of East Tennessee, the father of Greene County, and the mother of Sullivan County. They were married in the latter county, and lived at Kingsport, same county, after their marriage several years, then moved to Hawkins County, where the father died in 1867, at the age of seventy-four. His father was a farmer, and in his early days he was engaged in the mercantile business. He was one of twelve children. He was born in Hawkins County, where he secured an academical education, and, with the exception of one year, part of which (1865-66) he spent at Bristol, lived in that county all his life, engaged in farming. He owned upward of 210 acres in the fifth District, on the Holston River. On July 23, 1857, he married Miss Margaret Smith, of Hawkins County, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Smith. They had eight children–four sons and four daughters. He died on May 16, 1911 at the age of eighty and was buried in the McPheeters Bend Baptist Church Cemetery, Church Hill, Hawkins County, Tennessee. (Adapted from Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, 1886). The Estate of Alice Wright Summers Hale, Rogersville, TN. Condition: All items in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, tears, dampstaining, foxing spots, to be expected from age and manner of use. Album front cover is separated from spine, back cover is not present. [See more photos →]

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741 Lot 741: Green Family, Culpeper, VA  Document Archive, 80 items incl. Texas, Slave, Navy interest Green Family, Culpeper, VA Document Archive, 80 items incl. Texas, Slave, Navy interest Lot 741: Green Family, Culpeper, VA  Document Archive, 80 items incl. Texas, Slave, Navy interest

Document archive related to the family of Judge John Williams Green of Culpeper County, Virginia, 80 items total. Topics include the USS Ontario, the Texas Revolution, Slavery, and more. The family included William B. Green (c. 1804-1880), Lawyer; Dr. Daniel S. Green (1811-1864), U.S. Navy Surgeon; and Rawleigh B. Green (born c. 1806), businessman, all sons of Judge Green (1781-1834), a Virginia lawyer, soldier, plantation owner, politician, War of 1812 veteran, member of the Virginia State Senate, and judge on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.1st-11th items: Eleven (11) ALS from Rawleigh, to William and Daniel, including four (4) from Vicksburg, VA, dated May 4, 1832-March 10, 1836, two (2) from new Orleans, dated January 4-15, 1836, two (2) from an Indian Camp in Hinds County, MS, dated May 25-June 26, 1836, two (2) from Geisers Store, MS, dated August 20-October 31, 1836, and one (1) from Bellegrove, VA, dated October 7, 1837. Two (2) letters, one (1) from New Orleans, dated January 15, 1836 and one (1) from Vicksburg, March 10, 1836, include detailed ink drawings and descriptions of a new steam engine that he designed. He also discusses the Texan Revolution and the Mexican-American War, specifically in one (1) letter from Vicksburg, VA, dated December 5, 1835, writing that a cousin had told him that "…Texas would soon belong to this country…" and, based on his information "…if the war is not over I will join the [Texan] army and recieve[sic] their premium of a thousand acres of land if it be true that they so handsomely reward volunteers…" 12th-26th items: Fifteen (15) ALS from Dr. Daniel S. Green, U.S. Navy, to William and Rawleigh, including twelve (12) composed while he was stationed on the U.S.S. Ontario, during expeditions to Rio de Janero, St. Salvador, Monte Video, and other locations in South America, dated March 14, 1834-November 7, 1835, and three (3) written while he was recuperating at a Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, dated February 20, 1837-August 18, 1837. 27th-64th items: Thirty-eight (38) assorted letters, receipts, and other documents addressed to William, dated July 11, 1827-February 16, 1853, including one (1) letter referring to Williams's farm and the wellbeing of the slaves, stating "…the Negroes and Family are to be furnished with what…the Farm and all that will be purchased for the Negroes will be paid for by you…" from Millon Green, his step-mother, dated February 28, 1834. 65th-80th items: Sixteen (16) assorted ephemera items related to Virginia, including two (2) documents pertaining to the sale of slaves, dated January 21, 1816, January 16, 1821, and November 16-17, 1825, one (1) hardbound book of handwritten and pasted poems and recipes, two (2) Court of Appeals of Virginia imprints, one (1) titled "Whitely v. Commonwealth" dated circa 1858 and one (1) titled "Alexander & ALS vs Smyth &c." dated circa 1859, two (2) Civil War era broadsides detailing the taxation of Naval Stores, Wines, and Agricultural Products by the Confederate Government, and one (1) envelope containing eighteen (18) red and green George Washington two cent stamps and six (6) blue Franklin one cent stamps, all postmarked. Private Chattanooga, TN collection. Condition: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, insect damage, tears, to be expected from age. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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742 Lot 742: Peter Gordon & Fabius Ship Archive, 58 items Peter Gordon & Fabius Ship Archive, 58 items Lot 742: Peter Gordon & Fabius Ship Archive, 58 items

Archive of fifty-eight (58) items pertaining to Peter Gordon, Merchant of Alexandria and Fredericksburg, Virginia, including a slave related letter, legal papers, and documents in relation to the ship Fabius under the command of Captain James Hughes and Thomas Farrell, circa 1804-1811. 1st-11th items: Eleven (11) invoices, letters, receipts and other documents pertaining to Gordon's business endeavors, including items from Baldwin M. Lee, a Justice of the Peace of Westmoreland County and family member of Gordon's wife, Susan Hancock [Lee] Gordon Thornton (1795-1867), dated circa July 26, 1803-March 8, 1811. One (1) letter from Baldwin, dated February 10, 1810, refers to the sale of Gordon's slaves, including a reference to Mr. Murray "…of this neighborhood, who is very anxious to purchase Maria & her child at $450…" Note: Susan married Gordon circa May 24, 1806 or 1808 in Westmoreland County. Her second marriage was to John Stuart Thornton of Montpelier, Rappahannock County, VA, b. 1780.12th-13th items: Two (2) legal documents, including one (1) indenture between Gordon and his wife and John Stewart, junior of the Corportation of Fredericksburg and Commonwealth of VA, for a tract of land containing seven hundred and fifty-six acres in Culpepper County, for the sum of one thousand four hundred and ten pounds and one shilling, dated and witnessed October 1, 1808, and one (1) answer of a bill of complaint issued against Gordon and another in the Court of the United States for the fifth circuit and Virginia District by David Wilson, with attached copies of evidence, given under oath before Baldwin M. Lee, a Justice of the Peace of Westmoreland County, dated December 29, 1810.14th-37th items: Twenty-four (24) bills of lading issued to Peter Gordon and others, primarily Robert Patton and William Ramsey Wilson, confirming the shipment of goods such as hogsheads of Virginia leaf tobacco, coffee, and wine, aboard the Fabius, including twelve (12) from Alexandria to Bordeaux, dated June 23, 1804, one (1) includes an invoice, dated May 25, 1804, ten (10) from Bordeaux to New York, dated October 8, 1804, and two (2) from Bordeaux, with French text, dated September 21, 1805. 38th-58th items: Twenty-one (21) invoices, manifests, letters, and other documents pertaining to the shipment of goods by Gordon and others aboard the Fabius, dated circa May 31, 1804-May 3, 1808. Note: An Invoice for Wines and Food shipped on board the Fabius was recorded in The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 44: 1 July to 10 November 1804, pp. 383-84. The ship, carrying cases of wine and preserved fruit, was bound to New York and consigned to the Collector of the Custom there on account of the President of the United States. Private Chattanooga, TN collection. Condition: All items in overall good, legible condition with toning, foxing spots, dampstaining, insect damage, tears, to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

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743 Lot 743: Large Davis Family & Devon Farm Archive, incl. James K. Polk Signed Large Davis Family & Devon Farm Archive, incl. James K. Polk Signed Lot 743: Large Davis Family & Devon Farm Archive, incl. James K. Polk Signed

Large archive of 100 plus items, including land grants signed by Tennessee Governors James K. Polk, Willie Blount, Joseph McMinn, and William Carroll, pertaining to John Davis (1770-1853), early surveyor and prominent land holder in Nashville, Tennessee and grandfather of Edward Dickson Hicks II (1831-1984), the founder of Historic Devon Farm. 1st item: Governor of Tennessee and later President James Knox Polk (1795-1849) signed land document, granting John Davis six hundred acres in Davidson County, TN, dated February 22, 1840. Note: James Polk was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He was the Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835-1839) and the ninth Governor of Tennessee (1839-1841). 2nd item: Governor of Tennessee Willie Blount (1768-1835) and Secretary William Grainger Blount (1784-1827) signed land document, granting Jesse Williams, assignee of John Deal, three hundred and twenty acres in Stewart County, TN, in consideration of Deal's military service, dated May 7, 1813. Note: Willie Blount was the third Governor of Tennessee, serving 1809-1815. Note: William Grainger Blount was the eldest son of William Blount, nephew of Governor Willie Blount. He practiced law in Knoxville and became the owner of Blount Mansion after serving three terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives. 3rd-5th items: Three (3) Governor of Tennessee Joseph McMinn (1758-1824) signed land documents, including one (1) granting Jonathan F. Robertson and John Davis, assignees of Edward Newman, six hundred and forty acres in Dickson County, TN, in consideration of Deal's military service, dated February 1, 1816, one (1) granting John Davis, assignee of Joshua Davis, fifty acres in Dickson County, TN, dated February 2, 1816, and one (1) granting John Davis, assignee of John Hayes, thirty acres in Humphreys County, TN, dated September 11, 1816. Note: Joseph McMinn was the fourth Governor of Tennessee, serving 1815-1821. 6th item: Governor of Tennessee William Carroll (1788-1844) signed land document, granting Peter Booth fifty acres in Davidson County, TN, dated August 17, 1825. Note: William Carroll was the fifth Governor of Tennessee and served twice, from 1821-1827 and again from 1829-1835. Biography: John Davis was born in Eastern North Carolina in 1770. By some accounts, he fought in the Revolutionary War as a teen. Other accounts say it was actually his father, Frederick Davis, who fought, securing the land grant that prompted 18 year old John Davis to strike out for what was then Davidson County, North Carolina. Davis fought Indians in the territory, doing battle at Buchanan Station in 1792, and worked as a Davidson County surveyor. He brought his entire family, including Frederick Davis and sister Ciddy Davis (who would marry the son of Nashville founding father James Robertson), to Davidson County. In 1798, he began a family of his own by marrying a Virginia-born girl, Dorcas Gleaves. One of their daughters, Nancy Davis, married Edward Dickson Hicks, but the young couple died not long after she gave birth to their son, Edward Dickson Hicks II. John and Dorcas Davis raised the child, and all the while, John Davis was surveying and amassing land. The property around their farm grew, as did the red brick home, and by the time of his death in 1853, Davis's legacy included more than 30,000 acres of land–and, according to his obituary, "an unspotted reputation for integrity and honesty, which was never questioned." 7th-21st items: Fifteen (15) land indentures and other documents, including copies, pertaining to property owned by John Davis of Davidson County, TN and others, one (1) signed by Andrew Ewing (1783-1813), the first County Court Clerk for the Cumberland Territory, dated circa 1797-1848. Note: "The office of Court Clerk was created in 1780 by the Cumberland Compact, the original articles of agreement signed by settlers who established Fort Nashborough. Andrew Ewing, a Revolutionary War veteran born in Pennsylvania, and who arrived in 1780 with John Donelson, was appointed as the first County Court Clerk for the Cumberland Territory. Ewing was reappointed in 1783 when Davidson County, North Carolina was established. During his tenure he set the precedence for transcribing the county's earliest legal proceedings, recording of all land deeds and transactions, wills, marriages, births, and deaths in the territory. He even transcribed some of Founder James Robertson's state documents. When Tennessee became a state in 1796, Ewing remained as County Court Clerk. He held the position until his death in 1813." (source: http://www.nashvilleclerk.com/about/history/). Also includes a large 100 plus item collection of clipped newspaper articles, publications, a scrapbook, and other ephemera items pertaining to Devon Farm, owned by seven generations of Davis-Hicks descendants, in Davidson County, TN. Individuals featured include Nashville photographer Otto Giers, his daughter, Hunter Giers, who married Edward Dickson Hicks IV, and Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, dated circa 1922-1976. (For additional biographical information regarding the Davis-Hicks-Giers family and Devon Farm, see: https://caseantiques.com/2016/06/279385/). Private Nashville Collection. Condition: 1st-21st: Overall good condition with toning, few documents with tears, areas of loss, largest 1" x 1". Governor signatures in clear, legible condition. Additional ephemera items with toning, tears, areas of loss, dampstaining, and general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

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744 Lot 744: James K. Polk Signed Land Grant, 1840 James K. Polk Signed Land Grant, 1840 Lot 744: James K. Polk Signed Land Grant, 1840

Governor of Tennessee James K. Polk (1795-1849) signed land document, granting William Austin thirteen acres and 126/160 acre in Dickson County "…on both sides of the Beavor[sic] Dam creek of Turnbull Creek…," dated May 1, 1840. 15" H x 12" W. Note: Polk was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849, as well as the Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835-1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839-1841). descended in a Middle Tennessee family to current consignor. Condition: Overall good condition with toning, areas of dampstaining, largest 2 1/2" x 2 3/4". Tears, largest 1 1/2", to fold lines. Polk signature in overall good, legible condition, affected by tear to fold line. [See more photos →]

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745 Lot 745: Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827 Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827 Lot 745: Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827

Governor of Tennessee Samuel Houston (1793-1863) signed land document, granting Andrew A. Brown fifty acres in Dixon County "…on the pounding mile fork of [Beaver Dam Creek]…," dated October 20, 1827, No. 295. 15" H x 12" W. Note: Sam Houston's term as Tennessee governor lasted from 1827 until 1829, when he resigned and moved to Texas. Houston later became the President of Texas and its Governor. He is the only person in American History to be elected governor of two states by popular vote. Descended in a Middle Tennessee family to current consignor. Condition: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, minute foxing spots. Tears, largest 2 3/4", to fold lines. Houston's signature in overall good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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746 Lot 746: Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827, 2 of 2 Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827, 2 of 2 Lot 746: Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827, 2 of 2

Governor of Tennessee Samuel Houston (1793-1863) signed land document, granting Andrew A. Brown fifty acres in Dixon County "…on the Beavor[sic] Dam fork of Turnbull Creek…," dated October 20, 1827, No. 296. 15" H x 12" W. Note: Sam Houston's term as Tennessee governor lasted from 1827 until 1829, when he resigned and moved to Texas. Houston later became the President of Texas and its Governor. He is the only person in American History to be elected governor of two states by popular vote. descended in a Middle Tennessee family to current consignor. Condition: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, scattered foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, largest 3 1/4" x 3 1/2". Tears, largest 1", to fold lines. Houston signature in overall good, legible signature, slightly affected by dampstaining. [See more photos →]

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747 Lot 747: Willie Blount Signed Land Grant + TN Archive, 19 items Willie Blount Signed Land Grant + TN Archive, 19 items Lot 747: Willie Blount Signed Land Grant + TN Archive, 19 items

Governor of Tennessee Willie Blount signed land grant and archival items pertaining to Johnson County and Burns, TN, 19 items total. 1st item: Governor of Tennessee Willie Blount (1768-1835) and Secretary William Grainger Blount (1784-1827) signed land document, granting David Pasmore, assignee of Peter Burgess, ten acres in Dickson County, "…lying in the First District, and on the waters of Jones Creek and on the Beaver Creek Dam fork of Turnbull…," dated August 19, 1814. 15 3/4" H x 13" W. Note: William Grainger Blount was the eldest son of William Blount, nephew of Governor Willie Blount. He practiced law in Knoxville and became the owner of Blount Mansion after serving three terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives. 2nd item: Johnson County, TN grocery store ledger, dated August 13, 1850. Oblong hardcover octavo, originally published by The Christian Advocate and Journal as a ledger for agents to record subscribers. Hardbound in three-quarter brown leather with marbled-paper sides. 6 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W. 3rd item: Fabric apron sorter, having eight pockets with alphabetical pencil lettering. 9 3/4" H x 25" W. 4th item: Pamphlet titled AN ACT TO REGULATE THE WORKING AND LAYING OUT OF PUBLIC ROADS, H. B. Ramsey, Speaker of the House of Representatives, George H. Morgan, Speaker of the Senate, and Alvin Hawkis, Governor, approved March 30, 1881. Softcover octavo, 14 pages, does not retain wrappers. 8 1/2" H x 5 5/8" W. 5th item: Two page hymnal pamphlet from The Brooklyn Tabernacle, 13-15-17 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, New York, undated. 10 1/4" H x 6 3/4" W. 6th-19th items: Group of fourteen (14) receipts, bank statements, and one (1) letter, dated between November 15, 1877-June 8, 1898. descended in a Middle Tennessee family to current consignor. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, scattered foxing spots. Tears, largest 5/8", to fold lines. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. 2nd item: Overall good condition with expect wear, bumped corners to covers. Pages with toning. 3rd item: Wear, staining, to fabric. 4th item: Does not retain wrappers. Some stitching present to spine. Light toning, creases to pages. 5th-19th items: All paper items with toning, foxing spots, tears, general handling wear to be expected from age. [See more photos →]

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748 Lot 748: Archive: Wm. Vance of Memphis, TN, Slave and Lincoln Assassination interest Archive: Wm. Vance of Memphis, TN, Slave and Lincoln Assassination interest Lot 748: Archive: Wm. Vance of Memphis, TN, Slave and Lincoln Assassination interest

Archive of over three hundred (300) items primarily pertaining to Colonel William Little Vance (1815-1888), early Memphis, Tennessee businessman, slave trader, and witness to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Includes slave receipts, inventory lists, and other documents related to Vance and members of his prominent family including his wife Letitia Hart Thompson Vance (1826-1896), his father Samuel Vance (1784-1823), his mother Elizabeth Little Brown Vance (1792-1854), his son George Thompson Vance (1852-1926), and other family members. 1st item: Governor of Tennessee Samuel Houston (1793-1863) secretarial signed land document, granting Joseph Kerr one thousand eight hundred fifty-four acres in Obion County "…by virtue of Warrant No 93–dated the 17th of September 1808.." dated May 1, 1828. Secretarial signatures for Houston and Daniel Graham, below. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Document: 16" H x 10 3/4" W. Sleeve: 18" H x 12 1/2" W. 2nd-4th items: Three (3) ledgers and date books belonging to William L. Vance, detailing personal and business expenses, such as the buying and selling of slaves, including one (1) group of unbound pages comprising a slave inventory including names, ages, and the amount the slaves were sold or purchased for, dating circa 1847-1859, one (1) brown leather book with business and personal expense records, including a record of expenses related to a trip to Washington, D.C., indicating that Vance purchased a ticket to Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, where he witnessed Lincoln's assassination, dating from circa 1857-1885, and one (1) black leatherette date book for the year of 1864. Ranging in size from 6" H x 3" W x 1/2" D to 12 1/2" H x 7 3/4" W x 1 1/2" D. 5th-7th items: Three (3) slave receipts, including one (1) detailing the temporary hiring of a "…negro girl named Fanny…" belonging to William L. Vance, stating that "…she is to be well treated in sickness and in health, and not transferred to the possession of any other person, or removed out of Mercer County, unless by Vance's consent…" It additionally states that she is to be returned at Christmas and that she is to be given several items of clothing. Twice signed by William Simpson and dated January 1, 1862. Also includes two (2) blank receipts. 6 1/4" H x 7 5/8" W. 8th item: Civil War era ALS. Two page handwritten bifolium letter on Thirty-Seventh Congress, House of Representatives, Washington City, United States of America stationary pertaining to William Little Vance, Esquire, stating that "…(the bearer) is a true and loyal citizen and a citizen of Ky…" and that Vance wishes to travel behind Federal lines during to conduct business, dated November 7, 1862. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Document: 8 1/8" H x 10" W. Sleeve: 9 1/4" H x 12" W. 9th item: Hamilton Fish signed document stating that "…all whom is may concern to permit and freely to pass William L. Vance, accompanied by a minor son, a Citizen of the United States, and in case of need to give him all lawful Aid and Protection…" with a description of Vance's physical characteristics, dated July 10, 1873. Hamilton Fish signature below (Fish was a New York Governor and U.S. Senator who, during the Civil War, served on Lincoln's presidential commission that made successful arrangements for Union and Confederate prisoner exchanges; he later became U.S. Secretary of State from 1869-1877). Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Document: 18 1/4" H x 12 1/8" W. Sleeve: 19 1/2" H x 13 3/4" W. 10th item: Governor of Tennessee Albert H. Roberts signed commission naming George T. Vance a Notary Public in Shelby County, TN, dated January 17, 1920. Roberts and Ike B. Stevens, Secretary of State, signatures below. 15 3/4" H x 9 3/8" W. 11th-30th items: Twenty (20) land documents pertaining to land primarily in Shelby County, TN, including indentures and plat maps, dated from March 5, 1795 to June 12, 1873. 31st item: Civil War era copy of a letter from President Abraham Lincoln and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Ulysses S. Grant regarding "…James Hughes of Indiana…a worthy gentleman, and a friend…" originally dated October 22, 1864 and February 25, 1864. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Document: 8 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W. Sleeve: 8 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W. 132nd-134th items: Approximately one hundred and two (102) tax receipts, inventory lists, promissory notes, checks, a ledger, and other legal and business related documents, dated February 12, 1848 to March 17, 1909. 135th-338th items: Approximately two hundred and four (204) letters, dated June 1770 to November 12, 1933, pertaining to members of the Vance family and others, including letters from the Civil War era (1861-1865) and the World War I era (circa 1917-18) from Corporal John Vance, Headquarters Company 120 Infantry, Sevier Branch, Greenville, South Carolina. The letters discuss personal matters and business, including the operation of his farm. Also includes approximately forty (40) envelopes, primarily addressed to William Vance. 339th-378th items: Approximately forty (40) souvenir postcards, blank or addressed to various members of the Vance family, advertisements, and other paper ephemera items, dated circa 1917 to 1923. Many of the documents, postcards, letters, and other paper ephemera items are encapsulated (not laminated) in plastic archival sleeves. Biography: Colonel William L. Vance, was born in Clarksville, TN, November 26, 1816, and educated in Nashville. He landed in Memphis, February 6, 1835, more by accident than design. He was en route home from New Orleans by steamer, among the passengers on board being three agreeable gentlemen, merchants in the then new town of Memphis. They prevailed upon him to stop here and accept a business engagement, and he was promptly installed as clerk in a store on Winchester street, between Main and Front row. In the fall of that year he was one of a party of Nashville gentlemen forming a horseback expedition to the then Mexican Territory of Texas. There he found an opportunity for investment in lands, and did so, a few years later selling at an advance that formed a nucleus for his future fortune. While in that State he was present at the meeting called to declare its independence of Mexico, and was appointed to the secretaryship of the legation to the United States, headed by his brother-in-law, George C. Childress, Minister. He took a prominent part in the erection of many landmarks of the city, some of which still stand and are ornaments. The most prominent of these is the Gayoso Hotel, which was the result of his enterprise and that of his brother-in-law, Robertson Topp. In 1844, Col. Vance was married to Miss Letitia Thompson, daughter of George C. Thompson, of Kentucky. When the war broke out Col. Vance, who was then engaged in farming in Kentucky, deposited upward of $100,000 with the Barings, of London, and awaited the cessation of hostilities, though he took no active part in them, being beyond the age for military service. On the evening of April 14, 1865, he was in Washington, and attended Ford's Theater and witnessed the assassination of President Lincoln. Col. Vance was the first who reached Willard's Hotel with the news. In 1867 he went with a commission from Gov. Bramlette, of Kentucky, to the World's Exposition at Paris, France, accompanied by his daughters, Misses Bettie and Sue. In 1868 he sold his Kentucky property and returned to Memphis, where he resided until his death in 1888. (source: THE MEMPHIS APPEAL obituary, November 14, 1888). Condition: All items in overall good, legible condition with expected toning, scattered tears, stains and small losses, 1st item: Separated along center fold line with dampstaining, toning, and foxing spots. Houston signature with 1" area of loss to first name. 2nd-4th items: Covers in fragmentary condition, pages in overall good, legible condition with some fading and foxing. [See more photos →]

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749 Lot 749: 3 African-American Related Books, incl. Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1st Ed. 3 African-American Related Books, incl. Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1st Ed. Lot 749: 3 African-American Related Books, incl. Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1st Ed.

Three (3) African-American related books, including UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, First Edition, 1852. 1st-2nd item: UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, First Edition, Later Printings, Vol. I: No. 115,000, Vol II: No. 110,000, 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 sixteen total pages of back advertisements, rebound in three-quarter red leatherette with black leatherette sides, gilt borders to covers, gilt lettering and borders, four raised hubs. Both approximately 7 7/8" H x 5 1/8" W x 1 1/4" D. 3rd item: Illustrator Signed UP FROM SLAVERY, Limited Editions Club (LEC) Edition, Number 1243/1500, by Booker T. Washington, illustrated by Denver Gillen, published by the LEC, New York, 1970. Hardcover quarto, 212 pages including full-page color lithographic illustrations, hardbound in three-quarter buckram spine, corners and sides in Swedish tumba Ingres paper, gilt lettering to spine. Signed by Denver Gillen with number to colophon page. Housed in publisher's original slipcase with silver lettering to spine. Book: 11" H x 8 1/8" W x 1 1/4" D. Slipcase: 11 1/4" H x 8 1/4" W x 1 3/4" D. Condition: 1st-2nd items: Rebound covers in overall very good condition. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning, stains, handling wear, to be expected from age. 3rd item: Slipcase and covers in overall good condition with normal shelf wear, light scuffs. Pages in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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750 Lot 750: 4 Civil War Related Personal Memoirs, incl. Grant, Sheridan 4 Civil War Related Personal Memoirs, incl. Grant, Sheridan Lot 750: 4 Civil War Related Personal Memoirs, incl. Grant, Sheridan

Four (4) Civil War Related Personal Memoirs, including President Ulysses S. Grant, Philip Henry Sheridan. 1st-2nd items: PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U. S. GRANT, First Edition, Vol. I & II, 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, fold-out maps, and a tipped-in facsimile of an Appomattox Courthouse surrender document, hardbound in three-quarter brown leather with brown cloth sides, covers with gilt blind stamping, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, marbled end papers. 9 3/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 2" D. 3rd-4th items: PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF P. H. SHERIDAN. GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMY, First Edition, Vol. I & II, published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1888. Hardcover octavos, 986 total marble edged pages, engraved frontispieces with tissue paper guards, additional plates and fold-out maps, hardbound in three-quarter brown leather with brown cloth sides, blind stamped front covers, gilt lettering to spines, five raised hubs, marbled end papers. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. Condition: Covers in overall good condition with shelf wear, scuffs, areas of rubbing to leather. Pages in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, handling wear, inscriptions from previous owners. 1st-2nd item: Tears, largest 2 1/2", to edges of surrender document. 3rd-4th items: Front cover of Volume II is almost separated from spine. [See more photos →]

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751 Lot 751: 9 Books Related to Civil War/Post Civil War era America 9 Books Related to Civil War/Post Civil War era America Lot 751: 9 Books Related to Civil War/Post Civil War era America

Nine (9) Books Related to Civil War/Post Civil War era America. 1st-2nd items: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT, Vol. I & II, by Jefferson Davis, published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1881. Hardcover octavos, 1,515 total pages including engraved frontispieces with tissue paper guards and additional engraved plates, hardbound in brown cloth with gilt blindstamped Seal of the Confederate States to front covers, gilt lettering to spines, floral wallpaper end papers. Approximately 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 2 1/2" D. 3rd item: THE SPY OF THE REBELLION; BEING A TRUE HISTORY OF THE SPY SYSTEM OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY DURING THE LATE REBELLION, by Allan Pinkerton, published by Cincinnati Publishing Company, 1886. Hardcover octavo, 688 pages including engraved frontispiece and plates, hardbound in rust cloth with black and gilt lettering and blindstamping to covers and spine. 9 1/2" H x 6 3/4" W x 2 1/2" D. 4th item: THE SECRET SERVICE, THE FIELD, THE DUNGEON, AND THE ESCAPE, by Albert D. Richardson, published by The American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1865. Hardcover octavo, 512 pages including engraved frontispiece with tissue paper guard, hardbound in brown leather with gilt lettering to black leather label to spine, four raised hubs. 9" H x 6 1/2" W x 2 1/8" D. 5th-6th items: THE SECRET SERVICE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES IN EUROPE OR, HOW THE CONFEDERATE CRUISERS WERE EQUIPPED, Vol. I & II, by James D. Bulloch, published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1884. Hardcover octavos, 898 total pages, rebound in one quarter red leatherette with brown cloth sides, gilt lettering to spines. 7th-9th items: TRIAL OF ANDREW JOHNSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ON IMPEACHMENT BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, Vol. I-III, published by order of the Senate, printed by the Government Printing Office, Washington, 1868. Hardcover octavos, 1,640 total pages, rebound in modern black leatherette with gilt lettering to spine, four raised hubs, red marbled end papers. Approximately 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. Condition: 1st-2nd items: Shelf wear to covers, corners bumped. Pages with toning, light staining. 3rd item: Shelf wear to covers, bumped corners. Heavy toning to pages. 4th item: Shelf wear to covers, covers almost separated from spine, corners bumped. Toning/acid burn, foxing spots to pages. 5th-6th items: Shelf wear, light fraying to cloth on covers, corners bumped. Pages with toning, light staining. 7th-9th items: Rebound covers in overall very good condition with light shelf wear. Pages in overall good, legible condition with expected toning and foxing spots. [See more photos →]

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753 Lot 753: Civil War era Photos & Book Archive, 3 items Civil War era Photos & Book Archive, 3 items Lot 753: Civil War era Photos & Book Archive, 3 items

Civil War era photographic and book archive, 3 items total, including one (1) carte de visite (cdv) album containing three (3) CDVs, 10 total, of Confederate and Union military leaders, including Brigadier General George Hume Steuart (1828-1903), Major General Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818-1883), and General John McAllister Schofield (1831-1906). Also includes one (1) CDV of American author, poet and editor Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1867). Also includes one (1) albumen print depicting students, including Will Hale, third row, and officers, including Captain Davis and Major Davis, top row, at the McMinn Military Academy, Rogersville, TN, and one (1) copy of SCIENCE OF WAR: TACTICS FOR OFFICERS OF INFANTRY, CAVALRY AND ARTILLERY, arranged and compiled by L. v. Buckholtz, published by J. W. Randolph, Richmond, 1861. The Estate of Alice Wright Summers Hale, Rogersville, TN. Condition: All items in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, tears, dampstaining, foxing spots, to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

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756 Lot 756: Civil War Related Archive, incl. Sheriden ALS Civil War Related Archive, incl. Sheriden ALS Lot 756: Civil War Related Archive, incl. Sheriden ALS

Archive of ten (10) Civil War and Post Civil War era soldier letters and documents. 1st item: ALS. Two page handwritten bifolium letter from Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888), Union General and later General of the U.S. Army, Chicago IL, to Mr. Bernard, circa 1869-71. The letter reads "My dear Mr Bernard The horses are at my stable 708 Michigian Avenue. They can be seen any morning at 10 o'clock and any other time during the day when the stable boy is at the stable. They are promising young mares with a recognized pedigree. Yours Truly, P.H. Sheridan". Pencil inscription identifiying Sheriden, en verso. 6 7/8" H x 5 1/8" W. 2nd item: George Stoneman Jr. (1822-1894), Union Major General and later fifteenth Governor of California from 1883 to 1887, cut signature on lined paper reading "George Stoneman/Maj. Genl/Commd of 23 Corps." Housed and matted together with a later printed reproduction of Stoneman's portrait under plexiglass in a molded giltwood frame. Cut signature sight: 2" H x 4 1/4" W. Framed: 19" H x 14 1/2" W. 3rd item: ALS. Three page handwritten bifolium letter from Private John Borgy, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps, from Camp Pierpoint, Fairfax County, Virginia, writing to his friend Mr. George Binkel, dated February 11, 1862. The letter, written on hand colored patriotic C. Magnus, New York stationary, primarily describes his experiences in the camp and references the Battle of Drainsville, fought in Fairfax County, VA, December 20, 1861 about which he states "…we wiped [the Confederate Army] so bad that they run like little white heads they threw away all there[sic] guns and run it was the first Battle that was fought at the potomac river and we won it slick…" 8 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W. 4th-5th items: Two (2) documents pertaining to Lieutenant Colonel William D. Dixon, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps, including one (1) ALS, four page handwritten bifolium letter from Dixon, from Camp Pierpoint, Fairfax County, Virginia, writing to his wife Martha Dixon, Franklin County, PA, dated January 13, 1862. The letter refers to the men wounded during the recent Battle of Drainsville and mentions that they have all been vaccinated "…on account of the small pox down the river…" Includes envelope; and one (1) "Quarterly Return of Clothing, Camp, and Garrison Equipage received at Sharpsburg & Berlin Md. & Brooks Station Va" by Dixon as a Captain, dated December 31, 1862. Documents ranging in size from 3 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W to 12 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. 6th item: ALS. Six page handwritten letter from William H. DeBell, 109th New York Volunteers, Company A, from Camp in the field near Warrenton Junction, VA, writing to his mother, dated May 1, 1864. He mentions that his regiment is in the 3rd Brigade, 9th Corps., under General Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881) and describes his sleeping arrangements in the camp. He also mentions the positions of the Rebel pickets and states that this will be his last letter for two months as General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) has issued an order prohibiting any communication. 8" H x 5 1/8" W. 7th-8th items: Two (2) ALS. Handwritten letters from D. Warner Button, one (1) from a camp in Virgina, dated January 3, 1862 and one (1) from the camp of the H 5th Regiment, dated May 1st, 1864, both to his parents. 1862 letter, written on patriotic Magee, PA, stationary, refers to his brothers, Charley and Alpherse Button, and his friend William Gridlley who died after receiving injuries while fighting on the frontlines while the 1864 also refers to fellow soldiers who are ill. Both approximately 8" H x 5 1/8" W. 9th item: Discharge document for First Sergeant John Blain, 190 Regiment of Pennsylvania, Company H, originally of Sydney, Australia, who was enrolled "as a veteran" on February 4th, 1864 and was discharged at a "Camp in the Field VA" on June 28, 1865. Signed by Major Wolfe, lower right. 11" H x 8 5/8" W. 10th item: Quartermaster document requesting first class passage for Charles Denton aboard the U.S. Transport Arago to Hilton Head, South Carolina, signed by Captain and Assistant Quartermaster D.H. Dyer, Quartermaster's Office, New York, NY, dated March 6, 1865. 7 3/4" H x 5" W. Provenance: The Estate of Kevin George Carle, Albemarle, NC. Condition: All items in overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, and general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. 1st item: Writing and signature in overall good, legible condition. Rubbing, minute hole has obscured date to top of letter. Two holes, largest 1/4", en verso. 2nd item: Writing and signature slightly faint, otherwise in overall good, legible condition. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with few areas of loss, largest 1/4", to gilt. 3rd item: Tears, largest 1", to fold lines. 6th item: 7 3/4" x 1 1/8" modern scotch tape repair to spine of fourth and fifth pages. [See more photos →]

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849 Lot 849: Nashville Maxwell House Hotel Menu + English Fish Menu, 3 items Nashville Maxwell House Hotel Menu + English Fish Menu, 3 items Lot 849: Nashville Maxwell House Hotel Menu + English Fish Menu, 3 items

Three (3) Historical paper ephemera items, including The Maxwell House, Nashville, Tennessee Christmas dinner menu. 1st item: Black and white one-sided printed dinner menu for "The Maxwell House" restaurant in Nashville, TN, dated Thursday December 25, 1879. 11 1/8" H x 20 1/8" W. Note: The Maxwell House Hotel in downtown Nashville, was for years Nashville's largest hotel and a center of the city's social and political life. Colonel John Overton Jr. built the hotel, designed by Isaiah Rogers, and named for his wife, Harriet Maxwell Overton. Construction began in 1859 using slave labor. During the Civil War, the partially finished brick building served as both barracks and prison hospital for the occupying Union army. Construction resumed after the war and the hotel opened in 1869. The hotel became famous for its Christmas dinner, which featured such delicacies as Leg of Cumberland Black Bear, and Tennessee Opossum. Seven presidents stayed at the Maxwell House Hotel, including Theodore Roosevelt, whose comment that the coffee was "good to the last drop" launched the advertising slogan used for years to promote the nation's first blended coffee. Other visitors included Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, General Tom Thumb, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and George Westinghouse. The Maxwell House was destroyed by fire on Christmas night 1961. (source: "Maxwell House Hotel," by Ophelia Paine, Tennessee Encyclopedia, originally published October 8, 2017, https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/maxwell-house-hotel/). 2nd item: Black and white double-sided printed fish shaped menu for "The Contented Sole," South Kensington, and "The Contented Place," restaurants located in Kingston upon Thames, England. 7" H x 17 3/4" W. 3rd item: Albumen print depicting a group of young men attired in late 19th/early 20th century suits. Pencil inscriptions en verso. Photograph mounted on black cardstock. Includes a carved wooden frame with a pane of glass. Photograph: 7" H x 19 1/2" W. Cardstock: 11" H x 23 1/4" W. Frame: 15" H x 27 1/4" W. The Estate of William Pursell, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: All items in overall good condition with handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. 2nd item: Creases, minor tears, to edges of menu. 3rd item: Cardstock with areas of loss, largest 2" x 2", to edges of board. Gold spray paint to left and right edges of board, partially affecting image. Frame in fragile condition. [See more photos →]

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1065 Lot 1065: Frank Baum, 4 Wizard of Oz Books Frank Baum, 4 Wizard of Oz Books Lot 1065: Frank Baum, 4 Wizard of Oz Books

Four (4) Wizard of Oz related books. 1st item: THE NEW WIZARD OF OZ, Fifth Edition, by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by W. W. Denslow, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, copyrighted 1903, printed circa 1920s-30s. Octavo, 208 pages with 8 color plates, 7 black and white plates, and additional black and white illustrations, hardbound in publisher's green cloth with pictorial paper label mounted to the front board, navy blue lettering to spine, black and white pictorial endpapers. 9 1/4" H x 7 1/8" W x 1 1/2" D. 2nd item: THE MAGIC OF OZ, by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by John R. Neill, published by The Reilly and Lee Company, Chicago, copyrighted 1919, printed after 1935. Octavo, 266 pages with black and white illustrations, hardbound in publisher's orange cloth with pictorial paper label mounted to the front board, black lettering to spine, black and white pictorial endpapers. 9 1/4" H x 7 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. 3rd item: THE ROYAL BOOK OF OZ, by L. Frank Baum, enlarged and edited by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill, published by The Reilly and Lee Company, Chicago, copyrighted 1921, printed after 1935. Octavo, 312 pages with black and white illustrations, hardbound in publisher's grey cloth with pictorial paper label mounted to the front board, black lettering to spine, black and white pictorial endpapers. 9 3/8" H x 7 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. 4th item: PIRATES IN OZ, by Ruth Plumly Thompson, founded on and continuing the Famous Oz Stories by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by John R. Neill, published by The Reilly and Lee Company, Chicago, copyrighted 1931, printed after 1935. Octavo, 280 pages with black and white illustrations, hardbound in publisher's red cloth with pictorial paper label mounted to the front board, black lettering to spine, black and white pictorial endpapers. 9 1/4" H x 7" W x 1 1/2" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: No dustjackets. Overall wear, abrasions, largest 6 1/2", to pictorial paper labels and covers, corners bumped. Pages in overall good condition with toning, creases, minor tears, inscriptions from previous owners to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

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1066 Lot 1066: 19th C. Occult & Dream Publications, incl. Nashville imprints, 5 items 19th C. Occult & Dream Publications, incl. Nashville imprints, 5 items Lot 1066: 19th C. Occult & Dream Publications, incl. Nashville imprints, 5 items

Five (5) 19th Century Occult and Dream related publications, including one (1) scarce 1841 Alexander Campbell Nashville imprint on Demonology and one (1) 1852 PILGRIMAGE OF THOMAS PAINE by C. Hammond. 1st item: An Address on Demonology: Delivered Before the Popular Lecture Club in Nashville, TN on March 10, 1841, by Alexander Campbell, published in The Millennial Harbinger, Bethany, October 1841, pp. 457-480. Paperback octavo, 12 double-sided pages, some stitching intact to spine. 9 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 1/16" D. Note: The Nashville Whig had the following to say regarding the lecture, published on March 12, 1841, page 2: "The somewhat novel subject of Demonology was discussed on Wednesday night, with much good taste and profound learning by Mr. Alexander Campbell, of Virginia. His argument was chiefly directed to the original and true office of the term Demon, as recognized in the Divine Scriptures, in contradistinction to its use by the early Greek poets, and its meaning as employed in modern times. The whole subject was treated as a theory of spirits, the learned lecturer entertaining the doctrine, as we understood him, that the disembodied spirits of the just, as well as the damned, exercise a decided though mysterious influence over the actions and destinies of the living. All are demons, in the original sense of the term, there being demons of good as well as demons of evil–the latter the subjects and especial instruments of the Prince of Darkness, Baelzeebub[sic]. The supersititons of ghosts, hobgoblins and appirations, were duly divested of their corporeal and incorporeal horrors, "raw herd, bloody bones" and all, and the doctrine of witchcraft treated as an idle fancy of the brain. The victims of these follies, in all ages, were referred to in a happy vein of sarcasm, and their manifold mental sufferings depicted with a fancy that proved that the distinguished lecturer has humor for the ridiculous as well as taste for the sublime. To say that the lecture, as a whole, was highly creditable to the scholarship of Mr. Campbell, would be doing but half way justice to a very eloquent and finished production. As a 'stranger in a strange land,' he merits the unqualified eulogy due to one whose acknowledged skill as a public debater and profound acumen as a critic, are not les distinguished in a literary, than in a theological point of view." 2nd item: LIGHT FROM THE SPIRITUAL WORLD: THE PILGRIMAGE OF THOMAS PAINE, AND OTHERS, TO THE SEVENTH CIRCLE IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, by Rev. Charles Hammond, Medium, published by Partridge and Brittan, New York, 1852. 12mo, 264 pages including a frontispiece engraving of Hammond with tissue paper guard and four additional pages of back advertisements, hard bound in brown cloth with blindstamped covers and spine, gilt lettering to spine, brown end papers. R.A.A. Baldwin, Warren, OH, yellow paper label with two Library of The Standard Publishing Company ink stamps to interior of front cover and front end paper. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/8" W x 1" D. 3rd item: ANGELS MESSAGES THROUGH MRS. ELLEN E. WARD, AS A MEDIUM, printed by Wheeler, Marshall, and Bruce, Nashville, 1875. 12mo, 408 pages, hardbound in dark green cloth with blindstamped covers and gilt lettering to spine, yellow end papers. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 4th item: SYNOPSIS OF PHRENOLOGY AND CHART, DESCRIBING THE PHRENOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS. FOR THE USE OF PRACTICAL PHRENOLOGIST, published by Fowler and Wells Company, New York, 1895. Paperback 12mo, 28 pages with back advertisements, brown paper wrappers. 7 1/2" H x 5 1/8" W x 1 1/16" D. 5th item: DREAMS AND THEIR INTEPRETATIONS, by Professor A. F. Seward, published by A. F. Seward and Company, Chicago, 1919. Paperback 12mo, 124 pages with partial back advertisements, pictorial front wrapper is present. 7 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W x 5/8" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: All items in overall good condition. 1st item: Pages with expected wear to edges. Majority of stitching is not present. Tears, largest 1" x 1 1/4", foxing spots, largest 1/2", to pages, handling wear. 2nd item: Shelf wear with areas of loss, largest 1/2" x 1", to spine and edges of covers. Majority of pages in overall good condition with toning. Foxing spots, some acid, and minute tears present primarily first and last few pages, including frontispiece. 3rd item: Shelf wear to covers, gilt lettering is faded. Majority of pages in overall good condition. Foxing spots, some dampstaining, and minute tears present primarily first and last few pages, back end paper is not present. 4th item: Old scotch tape repairs, largest 7 1/2", to spine and edges of wrappers, with tears and areas of loss, largest 1 3/4" x 1". Pages in overall good condition with toning, creases, minor tears, and pencil inscriptions. 5th item: Wear, creases, and minor areas of loss to front wrapper and spine. Back wrapper is not present. End page of advertisments is separated from spine with tears, areas of loss, and dampstaining. Majority of pages in overall good condition with light toning, minor tears. [See more photos →]

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1067 Lot 1067: 10 Southern Decorative Arts Books, incl. ART AND MYSTERY OF TN 10 Southern Decorative Arts Books, incl. ART AND MYSTERY OF TN Lot 1067: 10 Southern Decorative Arts Books, incl. ART AND MYSTERY OF TN

Ten (10) Southern Decorative Arts related publications, including ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE. 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. Hardcover octavo, includes original dust cover. 11 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W x 1" D. 2nd item: Author signed WILLIAMSON COUNTY: MORE THAN A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE by Rick Warwick, published by Panacea Press, 2005. Hardcover octavo, includes original dust jacket. Author signature with date "Ryan Warwick May 2005" to title page. 11 3/8" H x 9" W x 7/8" D. 3rd item: BASKETS AND BASKET MAKERS IN IN SOUTHERN APPALACHIA by John Rice Irwin, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Exton, 1982. Softcover octavo. 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/2" D. 4th item: THE MUSEUM OF EARLY SOUTHERN DECORATIVE ARTS (MESDA) catalog, published by Old Salem, Inc., Winston-Salem, 1979. Softcover quarto. 12 1/4" H x 9 1/8" W x 1/4" D. 5th item: 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. Softcover octavo. 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/2" D. 6th item: Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winter 1997, Volume XXIII, Number 2, published by MESDA, Winston-Salem. Softcover octavo. 9 1/8" H x 8 1/8" W x 1/4" D. 7th item: LEGACY FROM THE PAST: A PORTFOLIO OF EIGHTY-EIGHT ORIGINAL WILLIAMSBURG BUILDINGS, published by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, 1975. Softcover octavo. 11" H x 8 3/8" W x 1/4" D. 8th-9th items: Two (2) copies of TENNESSEE HISTORICAL QUARTERLY, including one (1) Spring 2003, Volume LXII, Number 1, and one (1) Spring 2015, Volume LXXIV, Number 1, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville. Softcover octavos. Both approximately 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/4" D. 10th item: ANTIQUES IN TENNESSEE, reprinted from The Magazine ANTIQUES, published by Historic Sites Federation of Tennessee, Nashville, August-December 1971. Softcover quarto. 12" H x 9 3/8" W x 1/4" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: 1st item: Dust jacket with shelf wear, rubbing to spine and top edge. Covers and pages in overall very good condition. 2nd item: Dust jacket, covers, and pages in overall very good condition. Author signature in good, legible condition. 3rd item: Normal shelf wear to covers. Pages in overall very good condition. 4th item: Shelf wear to covers. Front end paper and half title page partially separated from spine, otherwise pages are in overall good condition with light toning to edges. 5th item: Shelf wear to covers, 3/4" x 1/2" area of damage to bottom of spine. Pages in overall very good condition. 6th-10th items: Normal to light shelf wear to covers. Pages in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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1068 Lot 1068: Paul De Lamerie Silver Book and Chippendale "Director" Paul De Lamerie Silver Book and Chippendale "Director" Lot 1068: Paul De Lamerie Silver Book and Chippendale "Director"

Two (2) classic books on silver and furniture. 1st item: PAUL DE LAMERIE: CITIZEN AND GOLDSMITH OF LONDON by Philip A.S. Phillips, Fellow of the Huguenot Society of London. London: The Holland Press, 1968. Large folio book with biographical information, black and white photographic plates and descriptions of 164 silver masterpieces by one of England's most revered silversmiths. Buckram covers with gilt lettering to spine. 15" H x 11" W x 1 3/8" D. 2nd item: 19th C. folio facsimile of the third edition of Thomas Chippendale's THE GENTLEMAN AND CABINET-MAKER'S DIRECTOR. Marbled boards with half morocco binding. James Heron Watson bookplate pasted to interior of cover. 18 3/4" H x 13" W x 1 3/8" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition. Circular gummy spot to spine, 1/3" diameter. Spine and corners with some bumping. Some light small stains and abrasions to covers. Pages in overall good condition with pencil inscriptions to front end paper. 2nd item: Considerable wear and fraying to spine, spine starting to separate, edges and corners. Wear to boards. Lettering to spine faintly legible. First and last few pages with toning/acid burn, plate III is separated from spine with crumbling to right edge, page in otherwise good condition with toning. [See more photos →]

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1069 Lot 1069: Churchill, THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 6 Vols., 1989 Churchill, THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 6 Vols., 1989 Lot 1069: Churchill, THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 6 Vols., 1989

THE SECOND WORLD WAR by Winston Churchill, Collector's Edition, Vol. I-VI, published by the Easton Press, Norwalk, 1989. Hardcover octavoes, 4,987 total gilt edged pages, titles include: Vol. I: THE GATHERING STORM, Vol. II: THEIR FINEST HOUR, Vol. III: THE GRAND ALLIANCE, Vol. IV: THE HINGE OF FATE, Vol. V: CLOSING THE RING, and Vol. VI: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY, all hardbound in black leather with gilt blind stamped covers, gilt lettering to spines, five raised hubs, light orange silk moire endpapers and ribbon bookmarks. Approximately 9 3/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 2" D. The estate of a Vanderbilt University professor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Covers and pages in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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1070 Lot 1070: 2 Early Views of Greece, attr. Dimitrios Constantin 2 Early Views of Greece, attr. Dimitrios Constantin Lot 1070: 2 Early Views of Greece, attr. Dimitrios Constantin

Attributed to Dimitrios Constantin or Constantine (active 1858-1860s), two (2) early albumen photograph prints of Greece, c.1860-65, depicting the Parthenon and Propylon Acropolis, each mounted to cardstock with hand written ink script titles. Photographs: 8" H x 10" W. Cardstock mat: 12" H x 15" W. Provenance: Private Holly Springs, Mississippi collection. Note: "Upon opening his first studio in 1858, Dimitrios Constantin probably became the second professional photographer in Greece, after Philippos Margaritis. He exhibited his work internationally, winning a Bronze Medal in Paris at the 1867 International Exhibition. Constantin was the first photographer to work for the Greek Archaeological Society, documenting archaeological sites." Source: the J. Paul Getty Museum. Condition: Toning, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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1071 Lot 1071: 5 Russian & Spanish Maps, incl. Cellarius 5 Russian & Spanish Maps, incl. Cellarius Lot 1071: 5 Russian & Spanish Maps, incl. Cellarius

Three (3) maps of Russia and two (2) maps of Spain, five (5) items total, including Christoph Cellarius and Abraham Ortelius. 1st item: SCYTHIA ET SERICA map, engraved by William Henry Toms, from Christoph Cellarius' GEOGRAPHIA ANTIQUA, published by John and Paul Knapton, London, circa 1742. Copperplate engraved map on laid paper depicting Central Russia, specifically the region between the Caspian and the Siberian Sea, with areas of interest labeled in Latin text. Title, top right. Surrounded by directional notations in Latin to each side and a double line border. Housed and double matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Image: 7 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Plate: 8 3/8" H x 12 3/8" W. Sight: 9 5/8" H x 12 5/8" W. Framed: 16 5/8" H x 20 3/4" W. 2nd item: RUSSIA map, from Abraham Ortelius' EPITOME THEATRI ORTELIANI, Third Latin Edition, edited by Philipe Galle, printed by Arnout Coninx, Antwerp, 1595. Copperplate engraved map on laid paper depicting Russia with areas of interest labeled in Latin text. Title, top right. Surrounded by directional notations in Latin to each side and a double line border. Latin text, en verso. Hinged mounted with one piece of scotch tape to lower right corner, housed and double matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Image: 3" H x 4 1/4" W. Plate: 3 1/4" H x 4 1/2" W. Sheet: 4 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W. Framed: 6 1/4" H x 8 1/4" W. 3rd item: PARTE SEGUNDA DEL REYNO DE SEVILLA composite map, from Tomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca's ATLAS GEOGRAFICO DE ESPANA, published by Lopez or his sons, Madrid, circa 1804-10. Copperplate engraved map on laid paper with hand coloring depicting the lower right section of the Iberian Peninsula, primarily the Kingdom of Granada, surrounding regions, including Gibraltar, and the Mediterranean Sea, with areas of interest labeled in Spanish text. Scale of miles, lower right. Right and bottom edges surrounded by scale notations and a thick line border, left and top edges surrounded by a thin line border. Housed and matted under glass in a metallic silver painted wooden frame. Image: 14 3/4" H x 13 5/8" W. Sight: 15 3/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Framed: 22 3/4" H x 22 3/8" W. 4th item: ANDALUZIA CONTINENS SEVILLAM ET CORDUBAM map, originally published by Willem Janszoon Blaeu and Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam, circa 1635. Copperplate engraved map on laid paper, depicting Andalusia, the southernmost area of Peninsular Spain bordering Spain's southern coast, with areas of interest labeled in Latin text. Title cartouche, lower left, scale of miles and explanation, lower right, two coat of arms, top left and right. Surrounded by scale notations and a triple line border. Two pages of Spanish text, en verso. Unframed. Image: 14 1/4" H x 18 3/4" W. Plate: 15" H x 19 5/8" W. Sheet: 21 1/2" H x 25" W. 5th item: JOHNSON'S RUSSIA map, from JOHNSON'S FAMILY ATLAS, published by A.J. Johnson and Benjamin P. Ward, New York, circa 1863-66. Steel plate engraved map with hand coloring depicting Russia, specifically the region bordered by the Arctic Ocean, top, Baltic Sea, top left, Austria, lower left, the Black and Caspian Sea, lower left and right, and the Kirghiz Country, lower right, with areas of interest labeled in English text. Title, top center in border, explanation and scale of miles, top left. Surrounded by scale notations and a Johnson border, circa 1863-69. Housed and double matted under glass in a brass tone metal frame. Sight: 14 3/4" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed: 22 1/4" H x 19" W. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with toning, scattered minute foxing spots. Toning impressions to sheet. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition with minute foxing spots, toning/acid burn, primarily to edges of sheet. Areas of loss, largest 1/8" x 5/8", tears, largest 1/8", to edges of sheet. Crease to right edge of sheet.3rd item: Overall good condition with scattered minute foxing spot, 1 1/4" handling stain, lower left, light creases. Plate marks are obscured by mat. Not examined outside of frame. 3rd item: Overall good condition with scattered minute foxing spot, 1 1/4" handling stain, lower left, light creases. Plate marks are obscured by mat. Not examined outside of frame. 4th item: Overall toning with scattered foxing spots, dampstaining, handling stains, largest 4 1/2" x 2 1/2". Areas of ink transfer due to water damage, lower half of map. 6" tear to lower section of crease line where pages overlap. 5th item: Overall good condition with scattered minute foxing spots, toning. Image slightly obscured by mat. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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1072 Lot 1072: Samuel Hearne Map of Copper Mine River plus View of Boston Samuel Hearne Map of Copper Mine River plus View of Boston Lot 1072: Samuel Hearne Map of Copper Mine River plus View of Boston

Early Canada Map plus Reproduction of Des Barres' View of Boston. 1st item: A PLAN OF THE COPPER MINE RIVER, SURVEYED BY SAMUEL HEARNE, JULY 1771. Early engraved Canada map, depicting the Coppermine River in the Hudson Bay / North Slave and Kitikmeot regions of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Image: 7 3/4" H x 17" W. Sheet: 11 1/4" H x 18 3/4" W. Likely source is Hearne's book, "A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean. Undertaken by order of the Hudson's Bay Company, for the discovery of copper mines, a north west passage, &c. In the years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772," London, Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell: and sold by T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1795. Note: As fur profits diminished in the late 18th century, the Hudson Bay Company developed a strategy to diversify into minerals and whaling. Royal Navy veteran Samuel Hearne and a Dene Indian guide named Matonabbee were dispatched to find a huge copper mine that Native North American Indians had described in the Arctic Overland. The explorers' dangerous 1700 mile journey, fraught with natural threats and battles with Natives, ended unsuccessfully with the discovery of only "rocks and gravel" rather than copper, but made Hearne "the first white man that ever gazed on the dreary expanse of the Arctic or Frozen Ocean from the northern shores of the Continent of America." [Sabin, 31181]. 2nd item: 20th century Reproduction print after Joseph Frederick Wallet Barres (1721-1824), depicting a Revolutionary War era view of Boston, possibly from the 1966 Barre Publishing "Neptune" portfolio. Matted and framed under glass in a silver and ebonized wood frame. Image: 28 1/4" H x 16 3/8" W. Sheet: 22" H x 33" W. Framed: 26" H x 36" W. Condition: 1st item: Smudges, foxing at fold lines, tape repairs 5" and 2" at fold lines upper right edge from top and lower left edge from side. Minor foxing and edge wear. 2nd item: Light toning. Top and lower edges taped to mat. Shadow lines of previous backing (lettering) visible en verso; shadow line of previous object on backing (perhaps tape?) visible en verso and recto (upper left quadrant); note that tape has not been applied to the actual print. [See more photos →]

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1073 Lot 1073: French Map of Louisiana Territory, Bellin, 1757 French Map of Louisiana Territory, Bellin, 1757 Lot 1073: French Map of Louisiana Territory, Bellin, 1757

CARTE DE LA FLORIDE DE LA LOUISIANE ET PAY VOISINS, by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, from Histoire Generale des Voyages by Antoine Francois Prevost, published by Jean Francois de La Harpe, Paris, 1757. Copper plate engraving with later hand coloring depicting Mississippi River Valley and the surrounding areas, depicting French forts, Native American villages, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and other areas of interest including regions in Northern Texas and settlements west of New Orleans along the Gulf Coast. Decorative title cartouche and scale of miles, top left. Surrounded by scale miles and a line border. Image: 8 1/2" H x 12" W. Sheet: 9 3/4" H x 13 5/8" W. Provenance: private Holly Springs, Mississippi collection. Condition: Overall good condition with toning, few scattered foxing spots. 1/2" tear, lower left of sheet. Sheet has been cut down. Pencil inscriptions, front and back of sheet. Contemporary coloring of plate. [See more photos →]

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1074 Lot 1074: 2 Mississippi Related Maps, Native American interest 2 Mississippi Related Maps, Native American interest Lot 1074: 2 Mississippi Related Maps, Native American interest

Two (2) Mississippi Related Maps. 1st item: GEOGRAPHICAL, STATISTICAL, AND HISTORICAL MAP OF MISSISSIPPI, drawn by Fielding Lucas, Jr., engraved by Young and Delleker, from A COMPLETE HISTORICAL, CHRONOLOGICAL, AND GEOGRAPHICAL AMERICAN ATLAS, by Henry Charles Carey and Isaac Lea, published in Philadelphia, 1827. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring depicting Mississippi and the surrounding territories with towns and cities, counties, roads, bodies of water, and other points of interest, including the location of Native Americans labeled. Title and scale top left. Map surrounded by scale notations, line border, and English text on three sides. Text surrounded by double line border. Map image: 11 3/4" H x 9" W. Plate: 13" H x 10 1/4" W. Sheet: 17 3/4" H x 22" W. 2nd item: DIAGRAM OF THE SURVEYING DISTRICT SOUTH OF TENNESSEE, 25th Congress, 3rd session. S. Doc. 17, No. 7, lithographed by William J. Stone, published by the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1838. Survey map depicting Choctaw and Chickasaw cessions after The Indian Removal Act of 1830. Title, top right, key, lower left. 16 3/4" H x 13" W. Provenance: Private Holly Springs, MS collection. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with toning, areas of dampstaining to edges of sheet. Slight waviness to paper. Old white archival tape repairs, largest 17 3/4" x 1 7/8", en verso. Pencil inscriptions, lower right. 2nd item: Overall good condition with areas of loss, tears, largest 2 1/2", to edges of sheet. [See more photos →]

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1075 Lot 1075: 2 TN & KY Maps, incl. S. Lewis, 1804 2 TN & KY Maps, incl. S. Lewis, 1804 Lot 1075: 2 TN & KY Maps, incl. S. Lewis, 1804

Two (2) Early Tennessee and Kentucky maps, including Samuel Lewis, 1804, and Thomas G. Bradford, 1835. 1st item: TENNESSEE Map, drawn by Samuel Lewis, engraved by Alexander Lawson, published by John Conrad and Company, Philadelphia, 1804. From A NEW AND ELEGANT GENERAL ATLAS: COMPRISING ALL THE NEW DISCOVERIES, TO THE PRESENT TIME: CONTAINING SIXTY-FIVE MAPS, by Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis. Copperplate engraving of early Tennessee depicting early towns and roads, including Knoxville and Nashville, county lines and Native American lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, remarks about the land including the inscription "Low Broken Ground" vertical across the area of Western Tennessee, and military locations including "Tennessee Company" lower right. Title and scale of miles, top center, legend, lower right. "Longitude W. from Philada." centered above map, "Long. W. from London" centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and double line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and mounted to a mat. Image: 7 3/4" H x 9 5/8" W. Sheet: 9" H x 10 5/8" W. Mat: 13 1/4" H x 16 1/4" W. 2nd item: TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY Map by Thomas G. Bradford, engraved by George W. Boynton, published by William D. Ticknor, Boston, 1835. From A COMPREHENSIVE ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL & COMMERCIAL by Thomas G. Bradford. Copperplate engraving with hand-colored outlines of Tennessee and Kentucky depicting towns and roads including Murfreesboro as the Tennessee state capital, county lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and a notation on the location of the "Cherokee Indians," lower right of state of Tennessee. Title and scale of miles, top left. "Longitude West from Washington," centered below map, "Longitude West from London," centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Image: 7 3/8" H x 9 7/8" W. Plate: 9" H x 11 1/2" W. Sheet: 9 1/2" H x 12 3/4" W. Sleeve: 10 3/8" H x 13 1/2" W. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with few foxing spots. Plate marks are obscured by mat. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified in October 1998. 2nd item: Overall good condition with light toning and scattered foxing spots. Toning impressions of leaves, largest 1 1/8" x 1 1/2", lower left and lower center of sheet, primarily visible en verso. Sheet has been cut down. Pencil inscriptions en verso. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified in 1996. [See more photos →]

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1076 Lot 1076: 2 TN Maps, incl. Finley & Bradford 2 TN Maps, incl. Finley & Bradford Lot 1076: 2 TN Maps, incl. Finley & Bradford

Two (2) Tennessee Maps. 1st item: TENNESSEE map, engraved by Young and Delleker, from A NEW GENERAL ATLAS, COMPRISING A COMPLETE SET OF MAPS drawn and published by Anthony Finley, Philadelphia, 1831. Copperplate engraving with hand-coloring map featuring Tennessee divided by county, depicting cities, towns, rivers, mountain ranges, and train tracks. Title, top center, scale of miles, lower center. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Housed and matted under plexiglass in a wooden frame. Image: 8 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Sight: 10" H x 12 3/8" W. Framed: 14 1/4" H x 16 5/8" W. 2nd item: TENNESSEE map, drawn by Thomas G. Bradford, engraved by George W. Boynton, from A COMPREHENSIVE ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL & COMMERICAL, published by American Stationers' Company, Boston, 1838. Copperplate 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. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Image: 11 1/2" H x 14 3/4" W. Sight: 12" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 15 1/4" H x 18 3/4" W. The estate of a Vanderbilt University professor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Both items in overall good condition with light toning. Not examined outside of frames. 1st item: 1/2" area of staining, top right outside of image. [See more photos →]

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1079 Lot 1079: 17 TN Related Bonds, incl. Railroad 17 TN Related Bonds, incl. Railroad Lot 1079: 17 TN Related Bonds, incl. Railroad

Seventeen (17) Tennessee related bonds, including railroads, some canceled or unissued, including one (1) Mobile and Ohio RailRoadCompany, dated February 9, 1880, one (1) Choctaw and Memphis RailRoad, dated December 18, 1899, one (1) Holston ValleyRailway Company, undated, one (1) Citizens Street Railroad Company, undated, one (1) Bristol Iron and Steel Company, undated, two (2) East Tennessee Dairy Company, both dated June 12, 1906, two (2) Naive-Spillers Corporation, both dated February 21, 1920, one (1) The Tennessee Oil and Gas Company, February 14, 1910, one (1) Forest Park Land and Improvement Company, undated, one (1) Lafayette Lodge No. 491, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, undated, one (1) LeMoyne Corporation, undated, one (1) Kingsport Tire and Recapping Company, undated, one (1) Bolivar Land and Timber Company, dated November 29, 1905, one (1) Nu-Dry Bottling Company, Inc., undated, and one (1) First Mortgage Real Estate Gold Bond of "Pinnacle Mills," undated. Ranging in size from 8 3/8" H x 10 7/8" W to 15" H x 9 5/8" W. Condition: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, handling wear, minor tears/areas of loss, pencil inscriptions from previous owners, to be expected from age. [See more photos →]

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1162 Lot 1162: Colonial India Signed Petition & Visakhapatnam Box Colonial India Signed Petition & Visakhapatnam Box Lot 1162: Colonial India Signed Petition & Visakhapatnam Box

Colonial India signed petition to Sir Arthur Lawley, 6th Baron Wenlock, Governor of Madras and colonial administrator, asking for grant for improvements in water supply, a new school building and free primary education, plus an obstetric ward at the local hospital. Signed by approximately 15 local Indian Government officials of Fort St. George, circa 1908. Housed in a rectangular presentation box made in the port of Visakhapatnam, comprised of relief carved wood panels with foliate and bone inlay. Silver metal presentation plaque fixed to interior box top. Document: 20" H x 13 3/4" W. Box: 3" H x 15" W x 5 1/4" D. Early 20th century. The Estate of William Pursell, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Document in overall very good condition, currently rolled. Box in overall good condition with minor wear, some slight losses to wood edges and inlay. [See more photos →]

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