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596 Lot 596: 2 Geronimo Cabinet Cards, incl. St. Louis World's Fair Signed 2 Geronimo Cabinet Cards, incl. St. Louis World's Fair Signed Lot 596: 2 Geronimo Cabinet Cards, incl. St. Louis World's Fair Signed

Two (2) cabinet card portrait prints of the Bedonkohe Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909). 1st item: Cabinet card depicting Geronimo wearing a Western hat and black suit coat draped with a Native American blanket. Titled in the lower image margin "Geronimo" and "Copyright H.W. Wyman 1904 Colorado Springs, Colo." Additionally imprinted in the lower left legend "Murillo" and the lower right, "1314 Olive St. St. Louis". Signed by Geronimo in pencil, en verso along the lower edge. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W. Note: This photo by Wyman was likely taken of Geronimo at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, and was likely developed and mounted for Geronimo by the St. Louis photography studio Murillo. Note: Family oral history states that this card was given by Geronimo to a Knoxville, TN family in gratitude for providing funds for him to set up a booth at the St. Louis World's Fair. 2nd item: Cabinet card depicting Geronimo seated wearing traditional Native American dress and horned hat with his right hand gripping a revolver in his belt, mounted on a cabinet card, by the photographer William E. Irwin. Photographer's imprint and the imprint "Chickasha, Ind. Ter." along the lower margin. Period writing, en verso reading "Gerinomore (sic) notorious (sic) out law now a Prisnor (sic) of War at Ft. Sill". Later added writing in pen. 7 3/8" H x 5 1/4" W. Late 19th century. Note: William E. Irwin was born in Red Oak, Missouri, in 1871. It is believed he learned photography in Indian Territory or Texas in the early 1890s. Irwin operated photography studios first in Chickasha, Indian Territory, and later in Silver City and Bisbee, Arizona, where he operated a studio from 1904 to 1922. In 1922 he opened a studio in Douglas, Arizona, which he operated until his death in 1935. (Source: Mautz, Carl. Biographies of Western Photographers. Nevada City, Calif.: Carl Mautz Publishing, 1997.)

CONDITION: 1st item: Photograph in overall good condition with some very minor losses to upper margin, lower left corner and above the right shoulder. Scattered minor losses to edge of card. 2nd item: Losses to upper left corner and wear to perimeter of card. Photo with very slight scattered losses along the perimeter, some to upper right corner. [See more photos →]

$2,800.00$3,200.00
623 Lot 623: 1795 Map of Tennessee, Daniel Smith 1795 Map of Tennessee, Daniel Smith Lot 623: 1795 Map of Tennessee, Daniel Smith

A MAP OF THE TENNASSEE[sic] GOVERNMENT FORMERLY PART OF NORTH CAROLINA TAKEN CHIEFLY FROM SURVEYS BY GENL. D. SMITH & OTHERS, drawn by Daniel Smith, engraved by Joseph T. Scott, for "General Atlas For Carey's Edition Of Guthrie's Geography Improved" published by Matthew Carey, Philadelphia, 1795. Copper plate engraving of Tennessee depicting early towns, including Knoxville and Clarksville, rivers and other bodies of water, mountains, forts, and other points of interest including Cherokee Towns such as Nickajack and Crow Town, Ross's Ironworks, and notations regarding the land. Title, lower right, scale of miles, lower left. "Lon. W. from Philada", top right above map. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Housed and double matted under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Image: 9 1/2" H x 20 3/8" W. Sight: 10 1/4" H x 21" W. Framed: 17 1/2" H x 27 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/toning impressions, scattered areas of acid burn, largest 1/4", primarily to top right and lower left. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
624 Lot 624: 2 Southern Maps: Kentucky, 1800 and Southern U.S. 1797 2 Southern Maps: Kentucky, 1800 and Southern U.S. 1797 Lot 624: 2 Southern Maps: Kentucky, 1800 and Southern U.S. 1797

1st item: THE STATE OF KENTUCKY WITH THE ADJOINING TERRITORIES FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES 1800, engraved by John Scoles for "New Encyclopaedia" by John Payne, published by John Low, New York, 1800. Copper plate engraved map of Kentucky and the surrounding areas including the "Northwestern Territory" of Illinois and Virginia and the "Southwestern Territory" including the "Tennessee Government", parts of Georgia and South Carolina depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and forts. Title, lower left. "Long W from Phila.", top right above map, "West from London", lower left below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Housed and matted under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 9 1/8" W. Framed: 13 1/2" H x 14 3/4" W. 2nd item: MAP OF THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, drawn by Abraham Bradley, Jr., engraved by Samuel Hill, from THE AMERICAN GAZETTEER, published by Jedidiah Morse, Boston, 1797. Copper plate engraved map depicting the Southern United States, including Part of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and the Georgia Western Territory, West Florida and East Florida, Tennessee, and Part of Kentucky, bordered to the west by the Mississippi River, depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, and mountains with other points of interest labeled including the locations of Native American settlements. Title and scale of miles, center and lower right. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Housed and matted under glass in a black wooden frame with giltwood trim. Sight: 8" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 13 3/4" H x 21 3/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with light toning, few scattered minute foxing spots. 3/4" tear, lower left outside of image. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition with areas of dampstaining/acid burn, largest visible area 1 1/2" x 1 3/4", 3/4" tear to lower center crease line. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
625 Lot 625: Payne/Low, Map of Tennessee Government, 1799 Payne/Low, Map of Tennessee Government, 1799 Lot 625: Payne/Low, Map of Tennessee Government, 1799

A MAP OF THE TENNASSEE[sic] GOVERNMENT FROM THE LATEST SURVEYS, 1799, engraved for John Payne's NEW AND COMPLETE UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY, published by John Low, New York, 1799. This early copperplate engraved map of Tennessee depicts Knoxville, Nashville, and "Clerksville" (Clarksville); Memphis, which had not been founded yet, is in an area noted as "Light soil, long grass, little timber". Native American sites and villages such as Creeks Crossing Place and Cherokee are listed, along with Grandfather's Mountain, Great Iron Mountain, various rivers, and other geographical landmarks. Title, lower right, reference table and scale of miles, lower left. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Image: 7" H x 15 1/8" W. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 11 1/4" H x 19 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with areas of toning/toning impressions, acid burn, and scattered minute foxing spots to be expected from age. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
627 Lot 627: 2 Framed Maps, Israel & Russia 2 Framed Maps, Israel & Russia Lot 627: 2 Framed Maps, Israel & Russia

Two (2) Historical 19th Century maps. 1st item: CARTE DE LA TERRE SAINTE OU DES DOUZE TRIBUS D'ISRAEL map, drawn by Guillaume Delisle, engraved and published by Jean Claude Dezauche, Paris, 1828. Copperplate engraved map with hand coloring depicting Israel with the locations of tribes on each side of the river Jordan and other areas of interest labeled with French text. Title cartouche featuring Judaic religious objects, lower left, inset map of Jerusalem, top left, scale of miles and reference table, lower right. Surrounded by scale notations and a triple line border. Housed and matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 20 3/4" H x 26 3/4" W. Framed: 28 1/2" H x 34 1/2" W. 2nd item: Copperplate engraved map with hand coloring, source unknown, depicting Russia and the surrounding countries, with countries, cities, towns, mountain ranges, bodies of water, and other areas of interest labeled in English text. Notation, top right. Surrounded by scale notations on three sides. Housed and matted under glass in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 22" H x 25" W. Framed: 37" H x 40" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Barbara K. Lipman, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both item in overall good condition with light toning. Not examined outside of frames. 1st item: Few scattered minute foxing spots. 2nd item: Tears, largest 7 1/2", to center fold line. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
637 Lot 637: Wells Fargo & Co. $250 Reward Broadside, 1875 Wells Fargo & Co. $250 Reward Broadside, 1875 Lot 637: Wells Fargo & Co. $250 Reward Broadside, 1875

Wells, Fargo, and Company Reward broadside, issued by John J. Valentine, General Superintendent, San Francisco, CA, dated 1875, reading "REWARD! Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express Box, containing $160 in Gold Notes, was robbed this morning, by one man, on the route from Sonora to Milton…$250 And one-fourth of any money recovered, will be paid for arrest and conviction of the robber. John J. Valentine, General Supt.". Partially hinge mounted, top left, to off white paper backing, and housed under glass in a wooden frame. Broadside: 8" H x 11" W. Framed: 10 1/4" H x 13" W.

CONDITION: Overall good, legible condition with scattered areas of dampstaining, surface grime. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
638 Lot 638: Presidential Memorabilia, incl. Hayes/Wheeler Ribbons, Reagan TLS, 50 Pcs. Presidential Memorabilia, incl. Hayes/Wheeler Ribbons, Reagan TLS, 50 Pcs. Lot 638: Presidential Memorabilia, incl. Hayes/Wheeler Ribbons, Reagan TLS, 50 Pcs.

Fifty (50) Assorted United States Presidential related items and ephemera including pins, buttons, letter, postcards, and playing cards. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) President Rutherford Birchard Hayes and Vice President William Almon Wheeler 1876 campaign woven silk jugate ribbons, both depicting portraits of the candidates surrounded by red, blue, and black lettering against a cream background. B.B. Tilt and Son, New York and New Jersey maker's marks across the top. 3rd-4th items: TLS. One page typed letter from Ronald Reagan, on Pacific Palisades stationary, to Dr. T. T. Swearingen, Texas Association of Christian Churches, Fort Worth, TX, dated November 12, 1964. The letter addresses Reagan's regret at not being able to narrate a film for college fund raising in Texas due to a scheduling conflict. Signed "Ronald" below. Includes one (1) carbon copy of a reply letter from Swearingen, dated November 17, 1964. 5th-27th items: Assorted grouping of twenty-three (23) Presidential campaign buttons and pins, including one (1) President William McKinley and Vice President Garret Augustus Hobart jugate buttonhole pin; one (1) Herbert Clark Hoover pinback button; three (3) President Lyndon Baines Johnson items, two (2) pinback buttons and one (1) lapel pin; ten (10) President Richard Milhous Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew pinback buttons; three (3) President Ronald Reagan pinback buttons; three (3) Alfred Mossman Landon and William Franklin Knox items, two (2) pinback buttons and one (1) lapel pin; and two (2) Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie pinback buttons. 28th-50th items: Assorted grouping of twenty-three (23) Presidential related items, including two (2) cartes-de-visite (CDVs), one (1) depicting President George Washington and one (1) depicting President Abraham Lincoln; one (1) President William McKinley metal ashtray; seven (7) President Theodore Roosevelt related postcards; four (4) President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon items, one (1) postcard with two (2) affixed pinback buttons and one (1) LP record of their inauguration; five (5) Presidential Ronald and First Lady Nancy Reagan related items, four (4) satirical postcards and one (1) envelope; one (1) Souvenir of the Garfield Memorial, Cleveland, OH postcard; one (1) Portraits of American Presidents from Washington to Grant accordion booklet; and two (2) sets of playing cards, including one unopened set with initials DDE for Dwight David Eisenhower, from The Columbine (the precursor to Air Force One).

CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Ribbons in overall very good condition, one (1) with a 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" dampstain to top left corner (does not effect portraits). 3rd-4th items: Overall very good, legible condition. 5th-27th items: Overall good condition with general wear, some rust, pitting to metal. 28th-50th items: Paper items in overall good condition with toning, tears, inscriptions from previous owners, and general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. Ashtray with scattered areas of pitting. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
639 Lot 639: JFK Inaugural Invitation, Calendar and Rare Political Button JFK Inaugural Invitation, Calendar and Rare Political Button Lot 639: JFK Inaugural Invitation, Calendar and Rare Political Button

Invitation to the January 20, 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, and rare 1961 Nashville Tennessean Special Train to the Inauguration Button. Invitation is embossed and stamped with a gilt seal. Comes with the original envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Speights, postmarked 30 December 1960 from Washington, D.C. A calendar of inaugural activities is also included. Invitation 8.5'' x 11.25''. Calendar 7.25'' x 10.5''. Button, 2 1/4" diameter. Note: Russell Speights of Nashville was Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Tennessean Newspaper from 1948-1964 and attended the trip to the inauguration for which this button was made.

PROVENANCE: Provenance: by descent from the estates of Russell and Cornelia Speights, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items with slight toning and envelope shows tears at one edge. Invitation with some creasing near fold line. Calendar has some pencil inscriptions, erased. Button shows some grime. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
640 Lot 640: Political Collection incl. Rare Truman button, Plush Animals Political Collection incl. Rare Truman button, Plush Animals Lot 640: Political Collection incl. Rare Truman button, Plush Animals

Mid 20th c. plush Gund Donkey in boxing gloves and Jee-Bee "I am a Republican" Elephant, plus 17 buttons, 2 plastic campaign whistles and 1 plastic GOP donation piggy bank. Political buttons include 1 rare 1949 President Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley Tennessean Inaugural button with ribbons, plus 1 Forward With Truman button, and campaign buttons for Dewey/Warren (2), Kefauver for President, Elect Russell President, Win with Rockefeller (2 small rectangular and 4 round), Rocky in '60, and Goldwater buttons. Also included is a "Nov. 22 – a Red Letter Day at West End" button (possibly commemorating the JFK assassination), a 1959 Masters Golf Tournament Trophy Room button and a 1962 Nashville Tennessean Seattle World's Fair Tour button. Donkey: 15 1/4" H, Elephant: 11" H. Truman 1949 Inaugural button: 1 3/4" diameter. Note: Russell Speights of Nashville was Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Tennessean Newspaper from 1948-1964 and attended the trip to the inauguration for which this button was made.

CONDITION: Truman 1949 button in very good condition with some wear, fading and fraying to ribbons. Plush animals have minor wear, light handing grime, and fading. Donkey has split to boxing glove. Masters, Goldwater, World's Fair and Nov. 22 buttons have some grime. Other items in very good condition. Both animals have original tags. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
641 Lot 641: Signed Art & Mystery TN Furniture Book and Rare Grand Ole Opry Pamphlet, 2 items Signed Art & Mystery TN Furniture Book and Rare Grand Ole Opry Pamphlet, 2 items Lot 641: Signed Art & Mystery TN Furniture Book and Rare Grand Ole Opry Pamphlet, 2 items

Autographed Tennessee Furniture Book plus rare pamphlet, BIRTH OF THE GRAND OLD OPRY. 1st item: Author Signed, THE ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE AND ITS MAKERS THROUGH 1850, by Nathan Harsh and Derita Coleman Williams, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, 1988. Octavo, 344 pages with photographic illustrations, hardbound in brown cloth with gilt stamped front cover and spine, marbled endpapers. Includes original price clipped dust jacket. Signed by Nathan Harsh to the title page. 11 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W x 1" D. 2nd item: BIRTH OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY, written and printed by Don Cummings, United States, 1964. Softcover octavo, 26 pages detailing the early history of the Grand Ole Opry circa 1925-27, off white stapled cardstock wrappers with black text to front cover. 8 3/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 1/8" D. Rare.

CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition. 1st item: Dust jacket with creases, tears, largest 2", with areas of scotch tape repair to interior, price clipped. Covers in overall very good condition with light shelf wear, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall very good condition with light toning, primarily to edges. Harsh signature in overall very good, legible condition. 2nd item: Covers with toning, areas of damp staining, largest 1 1/4" x 1/2", creasing to corners. Pages in overall good, legible condition with areas of acid burn to pages 4 and 5. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
642 Lot 642: John Haywood: Civil History of Tennessee, 1823 John Haywood: Civil History of Tennessee, 1823 Lot 642: John Haywood: Civil History of Tennessee, 1823

THE CIVIL AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, From Its Earliest Settlement Up To The Year 1796; Including the Boundries of the State, by John Haywood, printed by Heiskell and Brown, Knoxville, 1823. Hardcover octavo, 504 pages including Appendix, hardbound in brown leather with gilt lettering to spine. 8 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D. Scarce.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Front cover and front matter page are separated from spine. Covers with wear, scuffs, areas of flaking and loss, largest 2 1/4". Pages with ink and pencil inscriptions, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears, areas of loss, largest 3 1/2" x 2 1/2", to be expected from age. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
643 Lot 643: Ramsey's Annals of TN & 1868 Laws of Nashville, 2 items Ramsey's Annals of TN & 1868 Laws of Nashville, 2 items Lot 643: Ramsey's Annals of TN & 1868 Laws of Nashville, 2 items

1st item: THE ANNALS OF TENNESSEE TO THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY by J. G. M. Ramsey, A. M., M. D., published by Lippencott, Grambo, and Company, Philadelphia, 1853. Hardcover octavo, 744 pages including appendix with 36 pages of back advertisments, MAP OF CUMBERLAND AND FRANKLIN foldout map after dedication page, rebound in navy blue cloth with blindstamped covers and spine, gilt lettering to spine. Ink stamp reading "The Property of the Long Island Historical Society" to title page. Includes a mylar sleeve. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 2 1/4" D. 2nd item: A DIGEST OF THE CHARTER, AMENDMENTS AND ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PERTAINING TO THE CITY OF NASHVILLE, compiled by A. Lovering for Silas F. Allen, published by John Ruhm, Nashville, 1868. Hardcover octavo, 270 pages including index, hardbound in partial three-quarter brown leather with paper sides. 9 1/8" H x 6" W x 1" D.

CONDITION: 1st item: Rebound covers in overall very good condition with light shelf wear. Pages in overall good condition with toning, minute foxing spots, pencil inscriptions, areas of loss, tears, largest 2 1/2". Map is fragile with separations to fold lines, largest 4 1/2". First few pages, including map, with old white tape to left edges. 2nd item: Covers with wear, losses to leather, including corners, old white and brown tape repairs to spine, handwritten inscription to front cover. Majority of pages separated from spine, interior of covers with grey tape repair along spines, pages with pencil inscriptions, toning, foxing spots, creases, to be expected from age. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
644 Lot 644: Archive of 8 TN & KY Slave Related Documents Archive of 8 TN & KY Slave Related Documents Lot 644: Archive of 8 TN & KY Slave Related Documents

Eight (8) Tennessee and Kentucky slave-related documents, including bills of sale pertaining to William James (1794-1864), Register for Davidson County, TN, dated circa 1840-59. 1st item: Slave bill of sale between Thomas C. James and William James, stating that Thomas had received "…two hundred & seventy-five dollars in full for George, about seven years old, of yellow complexion, sound, healthy, & sensible…this 5th day of October A.D. 1840…" with additional notations by Robert B. Castleman, Clerk of the County, and William James, Register for the County, dated November 5, 1840. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) slave bills of sales, between William Shaw, Robert Harbison, and William James, concerning a "…negro girl named Eunice aged about Twelve years, of yellow complexion…". One (1) details the reconveyance of Eunice from Harbison to Shaw "…in consideration of the premises and four dollars…" and one (1) details the sale of Eunice from Shaw to James "…in consideration of the sum of Four hundred & fifty dollars…", both with additional notations by Robert B. Castleman, Clerk of the County, and William James, Register for the County, both dated August 9-10, 1848. 4th item: Slave bill of sale between J. W. Parham and William James, stating that Parham "…in consideration of the sum of three hundred & sixty-two dollars & fifty cents…do transfer & convey with Wm. James…my negro girl named Dancy aged about nine years of dark complexion…& that she is sound sensible & healthy & a slave for life…" with additional notations by David C. Love for Robert B. Castleman, Clerk of the County, and William James, Register for the County, dated March 9, 1850. 5th-6th item: Two (2) slave bills of sales between P. B. Bryce and William James, including one (1) stating that Bryce had received "… Twenty-five hundred dollars…[for] two negro men Eli and Sam…" witnessed by William B. Crenshaw, dated August 12, 1858, and one (1) stating that Bryce had received "…Eleven hundred and eighty-six & 25/100 dollars for my negro girl Margaret 8 years old in June last & my gray mare Ruby 6 years old last Spring…" dated August 17th, 1859. 7th item: Slave bill of sale between John W. Givens, Judith N.R.W. Givens, and Amelia A. Wier and William James, stating that the aforementioned had received "…twelve hundred dollars…[for] our negro man Ned (born March 1930)…this August 27, 1858…". 8th item: Blank State of Kentucky slave related document intended for recording the names of lost slaves and circumstances regarding their loss. Ink inscriptions dated circa 1854, en verso. All items housed in plastic archival sleeves. Note: This archival material has been documented by the State of Tennessee Library and Archives. (see: https://sos-tn-gov-files.tnsosfiles.com/forms/FITE-JAMES_FAMILY_PAPERS_1814-1879.pdf).

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, acid burn, minor tears to fold lines, to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
645 Lot 645: Archive of 35 Documents, incl. Early TN, Civil War Archive of 35 Documents, incl. Early TN, Civil War Lot 645: Archive of 35 Documents, incl. Early TN, Civil War

Archive of thirty-five (35) paper ephemera items, including Tennessee Governor signed documents, Anti-Slavery Tract and other Civil War related items, early Knox County sheriff summons and legal documents, and more. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) Aaron Venable Brown, 11th Governor of Tennessee (1855-1857), signed land documents granting Thomas Shelby and Gastton Mathis land in Gibson County, witnessed by Brown and John S. Young, Secretary of State, below, dated September 29 and October 1, 1847. 3rd-5th items: Three (3) historical publications, including one (1) copy of ANTI-SLAVERY TRACTS, NO. 8: TO MOTHERS IN THE FREE STATES, by Mrs. E. L. Follen, published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, New York, n.d.; one (1) copy of NARRATIVE OF PRIVATIONS AND SUFFERINGS OF UNITED STATES OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS WHILE PRISONERS OF WAR IN THE HANDS OF THE REBEL AUTHORITIES: BEING THE REPORT OF A COMMISSION OF INQUIRY, APPOINTED BY THE UNITED STATES SANITARY COMMISSION; WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE TESTIMONY, published by The Loyal Publication Society, New York, 1864; and one (1) author signed and inscribed copy of RICHARD HENDERSON: THE AUTHORSHIP OF THE CUMBERLAND COMPACT AND THE FOUNDING OF NASHVILLE, by Archibald Henderson, reprinted from the Tennessee Historical Magazine, September 1916. 6th item: Neill Smith Brown, 12th Governor of Tennessee (1847-1849), signed commission conferring on John W. Condy the position of Justice of the Peace for Grundy County, witness by Brown, below, dated May 3, 1848. 7th item: Gordon Weaver Browning, 38th Governor of Tennessee (1937-1939, and 1949-1953), typed letter signed, on Tennessee Executive Chamber, Nashville stationary, addressed to Chancellor Robert Boyte Crawford Howell, Chancery Court, Nashville, TN, written in regards to a previous letter from Howell, signed by Borwning, below, dated February 12, 1937. 8th-21st item: Fourteen (14) assorted paper ephemera items, including eight (8) financial related documents, with one (1) pertaining to goods obtained by Colonel William Linnard, Quartermaster General of the United States Army in War of 1812, dated December 13, 1824; four (4) letters; one (1) clipped Civil War era Harper's Weekly satrical illustration; and one (1) cabinet card depicting the bust portrait of a young woman with studio marks for Rodney Poole, Nashville, TN, dated circa November 1, 1813 to March 4, 1902. 22nd-35th items: Fourteen (14) State of Tennessee legal documents, including three (3) Knox County sheriff summons and two (2) Roane County sheriff summons, dated circa February 2, 1815 to September 1872. Many items encapsulated (not laminated) in plastic archival sleeves.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, toning, acid burn, tears, pencil inscriptions from previous owners, to be expected from age and manner of use. 3rd-5th items: NARRATIVE OF PRIVATIONS AND SUFFERINGS cover with areas of loss, largest 2 1/4" x 2", tears repaired with scotch tape. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
646 Lot 646: Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827 Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827 Lot 646: Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827

Governor of Tennessee Samuel Houston (1793-1863) signed land document, granting Andrew A. Brown twenty-five acres in Dixon County "…On the waters of the four mile fork of Jones Creek…," dated October 20, 1827. 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.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, largest 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Tears, largest 2 1/2". Houston signature in overall good, legible condition, slightly affected by dampstaining. [See more photos →]

$900.00$1,100.00
653 Lot 653: Archive of Col. John Fite, CSA, POW Johnson's Island, 1 of 2, 8 Items Archive of Col. John Fite, CSA, POW Johnson's Island, 1 of 2, 8 Items Lot 653: Archive of Col. John Fite, CSA, POW Johnson's Island, 1 of 2, 8 Items

Civil War archive of seven (7) letters from Confederate States of America (CSA) Colonel John Amenas Fite (1832-1925), 7th Tennessee Infantry, Company B, captured at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, plus one (1) photocopy of memoir (8 items total). The letters were written while he was a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, Ohio, and dated July 23, 1863 to August 3, 1864. The autographed letters signed (ALS) are all one-page and written to various family members, including his brother Judge Samuel McClary Fite (1816-1875). 1st item: ALS from John A. Fite, Johnson's Island, OH, to his brother and sister, dated July 23, 1863. He begins his letter by detailing the events of his capture at Gettysburg and the status of a mutual friend, writing "…On the 3rd July 1863, at Gettysburg P.A. It was my misfortune with others of my regt. to be taken prisoners. I do not know who exactly of the Regt were taken or killed I have only seen a few of these Capt John Allen was wounded in the back of the head…". He mentions the conditions of the prison, stating "…This is [the] most pleasant prison by far I have seen…". John also writes of the unlikely possibility of being in involved in a prisoner exchange, writing "…All exchanges of officers has been stopped and here I expect likely to remain perhaps until the war is over…". 2nd item: ALS from John A. Fite, Johnson's Island, OH, to his brother, dated February 26, 1864. He begins the letter by acknowledging others that he has received from family members and stating that he is in good health and spirits. John also writes of his fellow prisoners, including Captain Allen, stating "…four hundred of my fellow prisoners from this place have been sent to Point Lookout, Md. They write back that they are very much pleased at the change among them was Capt Allen…". He ends the letter by detailing the guidelines of letters received by prisoners, writing "…Write only one page as we are not allowed to receive more…". 3rd item: ALS from John A. Fite, Johnson's Island, OH, to his brother Samuel McClary Fite, dated August 3, 1864. John addresses the subject of prisoner exchange again, writing "…It looks very much like we have settled down here for the war, as the subject of exchange seems to be forggotten[sic]…". He also mentions his health and the conditions of the prison in general, stating "…I have been quite unwell for the last two weeks, but I am now about well again. The health of this prison is not quite so good as it was for sometime past, but is still greatly better than it was last Winter & Fall. The principal complaint is Diarrhea very few deaths occur…". 4th-7th items: Four (4) ALS from John A. Fite, Johnson's Island, OH, including three (3) to his sister(s), dated March 1 and 6, and April 24, 1864, and one (1) to his brother, dated March 29, 1864. The letters primarily address correspondence that he has received from family members, or lack thereof, and his health. His letter dated May 20 does state that "…Capt Allen…[has] gone to Richmond on exchange…". 8th item: Photocopy of MEMOIRS OF COL. JOHN A. FITE 7TH TENN. INF. C.S.A. FEB.10, 1832-AUG. 23, 1925", 125 page typed document of John Fite's life, including his military career and time in Johnson's Island prison. Housed in a brown cardstock folder. Note: This archival material has been documented by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. (see: https://sos-tn-gov-files.tnsosfiles.com/forms/FITE-JAMES_FAMILY_PAPERS_1814-1879.pdf) and published in "Colonel John A. Fite's Letters From Prison" by Raymond D. White, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 2, Summer 1973, pp. 140-147 (8 pages). Biography: Col. John A. Fite, Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit, Tennessee, was born in 1832, in De Kalb County, a son of Jacob and Matilda (Baird) Fite. The father, of German origin, was born in North Carolina, and with his father came to Davidson County, then Smith County, and finally settled in De Kalb County, where he passed his days. Jacob married there, and was merchant at Alexandria as well as farmer. In 1846 he moved to nearby Lebanon, and died at the age of eighty-three. The mother, born in Hickman County, Tenn., died in 1876. Four of their eleven children were Dorcas R., widow of Leonard Scott; John A.; Dr. J. G. of Lebanon, and Edwin C. John, who went to Wilson County when he was fourteen years old and was educated in the university at Lebanon, and at Irving College. He began studying law at twenty-two, and in 1855 graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, and immediately began practice with his brother, Samuel, at Carthage. His brother was elected circuit judge in 1858, and he formed partnership with Hon. W. D. De Witt, now at Chattanooga. In 1861 John enlisted in Company A, Seventh Tennessee Regiment, Moore's Guards, was elected captain, and fought in Seven Pines; promoted major in 1862; he was in Mechanicsville (where he had two ribs broken), Chancellorsville, Cedar Run (where he received a wound in the leg), Fredericksburg and Gettysburg (where he was captured and taken to Fort McHenry), thence to Fort Delaware, thence to Johnson's Island, where he was retained for nineteen months, and paroled in February, 1865, but remained in North Carolina. After the war he resumed practice with his brother, and in 1871 was appointed clerk and master of chancery court holding it for over six years. In 1878 he and H. M. Hale became partners; in 1882 he was elected to the State Legislature to fill an unexpired term; and he was elected to his present position in 1886. December 29, 1866, he married Mary M., daughter of Leroy H. and Eliza Mitchell, and born in Smith County in 1841. Their two children are Bettie and Mattie. He was a Master Mason, and he and Mrs. Fite were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. For years he was one of the leading lawyers of Smith County bar.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition with light toning, few areas of dampstaining, minor tears and areas of loss to edges of letters. The April 24 letter is separated at the center fold line. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
654 Lot 654: Published Archive of Col. John Fite, CSA, POW Johnson's Island, 2 of 2 Published Archive of Col. John Fite, CSA, POW Johnson's Island, 2 of 2 Lot 654: Published Archive of Col. John Fite, CSA, POW Johnson's Island, 2 of 2

Published Civil War archive of seven (7) letters from Confederate States of America (CSA) Colonel John Amenas Fite (1832-1925), 7th Tennessee Infantry, Company B, captured at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, while he was a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, Ohio, dated May 20, 1864, to January 29, 1865. The autographed letters signed (ALS) are all one page and written to various family members, including his brother Judge Samuel McClary Fite (1816-1875). 1st item: ALS from John A. Fite, Johnson's Island, OH, to his sister Kate, dated September 8, 1864. He writes of significant changes that have occurred in the prison, stating "…formerly we could write each day now we write our letter on only Monday and Thursday…we have not been restricted in the number we receive. Our living is also materially changed. We are not prohibbited[sic] from receiving provisions from [anyone] living within the U.S. Military lines and cannot purchase from sutler's store. In short we are [dependent] upon Government rations…". 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) ALS, one-page handwritten letter from John A. Fite, Johnson's Island, OH, to his brother Samuel McClary Fite, dated October 16 and December 21, 1864. His October 16 letter addresses his disappointment in the lack of letters from family members and "…[dispairs] of getting out [of prison] during the war…". He requests for books and socks to be sent to him and provides specific instructions on how they should be packaged. He also remarks upon how much weight he has lost since first coming to Johnson's Island. John's December 21 letter again references his desire for receiving books stating that any are fine to send, as long as they "…do not in any way refer to the military or Naval service [etc.]…". He also mentions that "…I am now convinced I am here for good, only knows how long, perhaps till Gabriel shall blow may be only for life…". 3rd-7th items: Four (4) ALS from John A. Fite, Johnson's Island, OH, including two (2) to his sister(s), dated May 20, and August 27, 1864, and two (2) to his brother(s), dated October 27, 1864, and January 29, 1865. The letters primarily address correspondence that he has received from family members, or lack thereof, and his health. His letter dated May 20 does state that "…Capt Allen…[has] gone to Richmond on exchange…". Note: This archival material has been documented by the Department of State of Tennessee Library and Archives. (see: https://sos-tn-gov-files.tnsosfiles.com/forms/FITE-JAMES_FAMILY_PAPERS_1811st-1879.pdf). Note: His letters were also published in "Colonel John A. Fite's Letters From Prison" by Raymond D. White, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 2, Summer 1973, pp. 140-147 (8 pages). Biography: Col. John A. Fite, Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit, Tennessee, was born in 1832, in De Kalb County, a son of Jacob and Matilda (Baird) Fite. The father, of German origin, was born in North Carolina, and with his father came to Davidson County, then Smith County, and finally settled in De Kalb County, where he passed his days. Jacob married there and was a merchant at Alexandria as well as a farmer. In 1846 he moved to near Lebanon and died at the age of eighty-three. The mother, born in Hickman County, Tenn., died in 1876. Four of their eleven children were Dorcas R., widow of Leonard Scott; John A.; Dr. J. G. of Lebanon, and Edwin C. John went to Wilson County when he was fourteen years old and was educated in the university at Lebanon, and at Irving College. He began studying law at twenty-two, and in 1855 graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, and immediately began practice with his brother, Samuel, at Carthage. His brother was elected circuit judge in 1858, and he formed a partnership with Hon. W. D. De Witt, now at Chattanooga. In 1861 John enlisted in Company A, Seventh Tennessee Regiment, Moore's Guards, and was elected captain and fought in Seven Pines; promoted major in 1862; he was in Mechanicsville (where he had two ribs broken), Chancellorsville, Cedar Run (where he received a wound in the leg), Fredericksburg and Gettysburg (where he was captured and taken to Fort McHenry), thence to Fort Delaware, thence to Johnson's Island, where he was retained for nineteen months, and paroled in February 1865, but remained in North Carolina. After the war, he resumed practice with his brother, and in 1871 was appointed clerk and master of chancery court holding it for over six years. In 1878 he and H. M. Hale became partners, and in 1882 he was elected to the State Legislature to fill an unexpired term and elected to his present position in 1886. December 29, 1866, he married Mary M., daughter of Leroy H. and Eliza Mitchell, and was born in Smith County in 1841. Their two children are Bettie and Mattie. He was a Master Mason and he and Mrs. Fite were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. For years he was one of the leading lawyers of Smith County bar.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition with light toning, few areas of dampstaining, minor tears and areas of loss to edges of letters. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
655 Lot 655: Fite-James Family Archive, Civil War, POW, & Slave Related, 32 items Fite-James Family Archive, Civil War, POW, & Slave Related, 32 items Lot 655: Fite-James Family Archive, Civil War, POW, & Slave Related, 32 items

Archive of thirty-two (32) paper ephemera items, pertaining to the Fite-James family of Tennessee and Kentucky, including Judge Samuel McClary Fite (1816-1875), his brothers Albert Beard Fite (b. 1832), CSA 15th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, and Leonard Beard Fite (1811-1882), and Samuel's daughter Josephine "Josie" Rowena Fite (1856-1943), and William James (1794-1864) and his sons Rufus James (1854-1879) and Volney James (1851-1932). 1st-6th items: Six (6) Civil War-era letters and envelope, including one (1) ALS from Albert Fite, Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL, addressed to Samuel Fite, Carthage, TN, dated September 4, 1864. His letter outlines the restrictions of the prison camp, stating "…by an order of the war department we are not longer allowed to received provisions from our friends liveing[sic] this side of the federal lines except by permission of the post surgeon in case of sickness…"; two (2) ALS letters from Leonard Fite, Nashville, TN, addressed to Samuel Fite, Carthage, TN, dated September 29 and October 25, 1865. The letters primarily address financial issues, however, his letter on September 29 also mentions the status of his pardon writing "…Also as yet the President has not sent on my pardon & expected it from time to time & as my house & a lott[sic] is Libled for confiscation & court comes on 15 Next Month…if in 3 days more I do not get the pardon I must goe[sic] straight to Washington and present myself in proper person& ask for what I want it seems this is the way…" includes one (1) envelope; one (1) ALS letter from Samuel, Woodbury, TN to his wife Catherine Isabella Fite (b. 1835), dated February 15, 1864, in which he discusses a female academy, possibly the Carthage Female Academy; and one (1) ALS letter from Thomas D. Fite, Nashville, TN to his cousin Samuel, dated May 24, 1864, urging Samuel to take an oath of amnesty. 7th-8th items: Two (2) Civil War-era documents, including one (1) ALS letter from William James, of Madisonville, KY, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Mann, dated December 13, 1860, in which he addresses the imminent war, the hardships that will follow and that he and his wife Agnes are currently enduring, and the state of affairs concerning slaves, stating "…We would doublte[s]s have to run our Negroes South to prevent them from running North; & thus Ky would through nece[s]sity become a free state. I think negroes would bring very little here now–I would not give $300 for any common fellow…"; also includes one (1) two-page handwritten bifolium document containing the rough draft of a speech, likely written by James, proposing a peaceful settlement to the war. 9th-10th items: Two (2) land indentures, including one (1) between Newton and Mary Headley and William James, all of Hopkins County, KY, for three tracts in Hopkins County, for the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars, dated August 9, 1852, and one (1) between William H. and Catherine W. James of Mecklenburg County, KY and William James of Hopkins County, KY, for a tract of land in Mecklenburg County, KY, for the sum of eight hundred ninety-one dollars and forty-seven cents, dated October 30, 1858, both with additional notations by county clerks. 11th-22nd items: Twelve (12) paper ephemera items related to Rufus James (1854-1879) and Volney James (1851-1932), the sons of William James, both of Nashville, TN, primarily concerning Rufus's death at the San Juan Mine in Coahuila, Mexico, due to having "…met with the misfortune of being shott[sic]…" on February 7, 1879. The documents include one (1) ALS letter from Rufus to Volney explaining that he had been shot and requesting funds for his medical treatment, dated February 8, 1879; three (3) ALS letters from Alexander Warfield, regarding details about Rufus's gunfight, his medical treatment, and eventual death, dated February 9-May 28, 1879, includes one (1) envelope addressed to Volney; four (4) receipts for Rufus's medical treatment and internment on February 19, 1879; and one (1) copy of a document by Rufus granting Volney his power of attorney, recorded by H.S. Claiborne, Notary Public of Davidson County, Nashville, TN, dated January 26, 1876. Also includes one (1) ALS letter written by Volney to his fiance Josephine "Josie" Rowena Fite, Carthage, TN, that addressed their impending marriage, a cholera outbreak, and a postscript regarding a visit from Rufus who was in "…wretchedly bad health". Includes one (1) envelope addressed to Fite. 23rd-32nd items: Ten (10) paper ephemera items related to the Fite-James-White family, including five (5) photographic images, one (1) depicting Mr. and Mrs. Volney James with an inscription indicating that it was taken on the occasion of their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary; and five (5) items related to the death of Judge Samuel McClary Fite in 1875. Many items housed in plastic archival sleeves. Note: This archival material has been documented by the Department of State of Tennessee Library and Archives. (see: https://sos-tn-gov-files.tnsosfiles.com/forms/FITE-JAMES_FAMILY_PAPERS_1814-1879.pdf). Biography: "Samuel McClary Fite was a Representative from Tennessee; born near Alexandria, Smith County, Tenn., June 12, 1816; attended the common and private schools and was graduated from Clinton College, Tennessee; studied law in Lebanon; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Carthage, Tenn.; member of the State senate in 1850; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1852; judge of the sixth judicial district 1858-1861; resumed the practice of law in Carthage, Tenn.; appointed on July 24, 1869, judge of the sixth judicial district to fill a vacancy; elected to the same office on January 8, 1870, and served until 1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John W. Head and served from March 4, 1875, until his death, at Hot Springs, Ark., October 23, 1875, before the assembling of Congress; interment in Carthage Cemetery, Carthage, Tenn.; reinterment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn., in 1908." (source: https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/F000160).

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, acid burn, tears, largest 5", to fold lines, to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
656 Lot 656: 4 Historical Documents, incl. Johnson's Island ALS, W.H. Crawford ALS 4 Historical Documents, incl. Johnson's Island ALS, W.H. Crawford ALS Lot 656: 4 Historical Documents, incl. Johnson's Island ALS, W.H. Crawford ALS

Four (4) archival documents, including two (2) Civil War era Confederate Johnson's Island, Ohio Prisoner of War letters, one (1) William Harris Crawford (1772-1834) letter, and one (1) 1814 Sam Weakley land survey. 1st-2nd items: ALS, one page handwritten letter from Lieutenant John Coopwood, 35th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company G, prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, OH, Block 5, Mess 1, addressed to Judge Samuel McClary Fite, Carthage, Tennessee, dated March 13, 1865. He thanks Fite for contributing to his necessities and states that his health has improved greatly since his last letter. He also references the exchange of prisoners, especially in regards to Fite's brother Confederate Colonel John Amenas Fite (1832-1925), 7th Tennessee Infantry, Company B, writing "…Col Fite left here for exchange about two weeks ago have not heard from him since he left…" He ends the letter by requesting additional funds. Includes one (1) envelope addressed to Fite with a black ink stamp reading "Prisoner's Letter/Examined/G.S.B./Johnson's Island, O." and a red three cent George Washington stamp. 3rd item: ALS, one page handwritten letter from Corporal Barnabas (Barney) L. Hennagan, 27th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company F, prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, OH, Barrack 18-7, addressed to Mr. Frank Balger, dated August 18, 1864. He writes to Balger, informing him that he had written Judge Samuel McClary Fite (1816-1875) several times requesting assistance, specifically for "…clothing and tobacco…", but had not received any response. He also requests "…a suit of clothing…" for Samuel S. Heidelberg, 27th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. He requests for Balger to respond as soon as he receives the letter. Note: Hennagan was captured at Chattanooga, Tennessee, on November 24, 1863, and was imprisoned at Rock Island, Illinois. 4th item: ALS, two-page handwritten bifolium letter from William Harris Crawford (United States Secretary of War, served 1815-16; 7th US Secretary of the Treasury, served 1816-25; and presidential candidate in the 1824 election) Wood Laura likely near Lexington, Georgia, addressed to the Honorable James A. Hillhouse, New Haven, Connecticut, dated June 4, 1830. The letter primarily addresses Crawford's continued support of Hillhouse's proposed amendment to revise the Constitution to elect a President from among US Senators. He also shares his criticism of James Monroe and John Quincy Adams, stating "…A moderate share of talent with integrity of character and conduct is all that is necessary [to be President]…". Signed "Wm H Crawford" and postmarked Lexington, GA June 5, to address panel, en verso. Note: Purchased by the consignor from Joseph Rubinfine, American Historical Autographs, in 1988. 5th item: Land survey document completed by Sam Weakley, regarding forty-six acres lying on the north side of the Cumberland River near Waynesboro, TN, comprised of land that had been sold to Alexander Ewing by Willie Borrow, dated May 16, 1814. Note: This archival material has been documented by the Department of State of Tennessee Library and Archives. (see: https://sos-tn-gov-files.tnsosfiles.com/forms/FITE-JAMES_FAMILY_PAPERS_1814-1879.pdf).

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, acid burn, minor tears to fold lines, to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
657 Lot 657: Autograph Album w/ Confederate Signatures, incl. Jeff Davis Autograph Album w/ Confederate Signatures, incl. Jeff Davis Lot 657: Autograph Album w/ Confederate Signatures, incl. Jeff Davis

Autograph album belonging to Miss Mallie E. Lindsay (1861-1946) of Cadiz, Kentucky, containing signatures, inscriptions, pen and ink illustrations, and pencil drawings, including one (1) signature of Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865, Beauvoir, Mississippi, dated April 2, 1880; one (1) signature with inscription of Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), vice president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865, the 50th governor of Georgia from 1882 until his death in March 1883, Atlanta, GA, dated February 20, 1883 (less than a month prior to his death); and one (1) signature of Joseph E. Brown (1821-1894) Governor of Georgia from 1857 to 1865, Atlanta, GA, undated. The majority of the signatures and inscriptions appear to be from friends, family members, and other acquaintances of Miss Lindsay from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, and date circa 1878-83. All gilt edge pages hardbound in an oblong brown leather album with painted floral spray to front cover, gilt stamping to front cover and spine. 4 1/4" H x 7 1/4" W x 3/4" D.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Covers with wear, losses to leather, 2" tear to spine, white archival tape repairs to interior of covers. Majority of pages separated from spine, pages with minor tears, areas of dampstaining (slightly affects Confederate signatures). [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
658 Lot 658: Kentucky Confederate Call to Arms Broadside, 1862 Kentucky Confederate Call to Arms Broadside, 1862 Lot 658: Kentucky Confederate Call to Arms Broadside, 1862

KENTUCKIANS TO ARMS! broadside, issued by Captain W. W. Cleaver, 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Company F, from the headquarters for the Confederate Army in Lebanon, KY, dated September 12, 1862, reading "I am authorized by the Confederate Government to raise a Company of Cavalry for the Southern Army, to serve three years or during the war, and I call upon Kentuckians to…drive out Lincoln's abolition minions of the North…and to-day the Abolition Army is skulking behind the walls of Washington, in full view of the victorious Southern Army. Horse, arms and full equipments furnished to all who chose to volunteer. W. W. Cleaver." Housed under glass in a wooden frame. Broadside: 11" H x 11 1/8" W. Framed: 16 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Overall good, legible condition with some fading to lettering, foxing spots, areas of damp staining, largest 1 1/2" x 5 1/4", tears, largest 3/4" and areas of loss, largest 1/4", to center fold line. Broadside is loose, not adhered to board. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
670 Lot 670: Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1st Ed. Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1st Ed. Lot 670: Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1st Ed.

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, First Edition, First Printing, by Ernest Hemingway, published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1940. Hardcover octavo, 471 pages with "A" on copyright page, hardbound in publisher's tan cloth with red labels to spine and black lettering to front cover and spine, off white paper doublures and end papers, original price-clipped pictorial dust jacket with Hemingway's portrait, without the photographer's name, wrapped in mylar. 8 3/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 3/4" D. Provenance: Purchased from Bauman Rare Books, Philadelphia, PA in November 2001.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Dust jacket is price-clipped, slight wear/creases to edges with minor tears, largest 1/4", to spine. Cover is overall very good condition with corners slightly bumped. Acid burn to paper doublures, pencil inscription to front matter page, pages in overall very good, legible condition with light toning. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
671 Lot 671: Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1st Ed. 1843 Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1st Ed. 1843 Lot 671: Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1st Ed. 1843

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, First Edition, Second Issue, by Charles Dickens, with illustrations by John Leech, published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover 12mo, 166 gilt edged pages with hand colored frontispiece and three plates, four vignettes, and one double-sided back advertisement page, title page printed in red and blue, half-title in blue, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Original brown cloth blindstamped and gilt titled covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. 6 1/2" H x 4 3/8" W x 3/4" D. Note: This copy includes the second issue points: Roman numerals with Staves in table of contents and numbers spelled out in chapter headings.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/acid burn, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, minor pencil marks, light handling wear. Plates are collated. Some pages unevenly cut. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,000.00
672 Lot 672: Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, 1st Ed., 1859 Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, 1st Ed., 1859 Lot 672: Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, 1st Ed., 1859

A TALE OF TWO CITIES, First Edition, First Issue, by Charles Dickens, with illustrations by H. K. Browne, published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1859. Hardcover octavo, 254 top edge gilt pages with frontispiece, vignette, and sixteen plates, with 32 page Chapman and Hall Catalogue of Books, November 1859, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. June No. 1 serial cover included in front matter pages, original red cloth blindstamped covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. 9" H x 6 1/8" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: This copy includes the first issue points: uncorrected pagination "113" on p. 213, the misspelling "affetcionately" on line 12, p. 134, and the signature "b" at the bottom of the list of plates page.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, 1/2" surface scratch to title, corners slightly bumped. 1 1/4" tear, lower right of frontispiece (does not affect image), does not include tissue paper guard. Serial cover with few areas of dampstaining, 1/2" tear to lower left. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, some minute tears to edges, light handling wear. Some pages unevenly cut. Plates are collated. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
673 Lot 673: Nicholas Nickleby, 1st Ed., w/ Dickens ALS Nicholas Nickleby, 1st Ed., w/ Dickens ALS Lot 673: Nicholas Nickleby, 1st Ed., w/ Dickens ALS

NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, First Edition, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Hablot K. Brown (Phiz), published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1839. Hardcover octavo, 624 top edge gilt pages with frontispiece, title page, and thirty-nine plates, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Includes a tipped-in one page bifolium ALS written by Dickens to front matter pages, written on Gads Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent stationary to Mrs. Macready, possibly Cecile Louise Frederica Spencer, the wife of English actor William Charles Macready (1793-1873), dated Tuesday, March 26, 1857, reading "My Dear Mrs. Macready Many thanks for your postscript to Macready's letter. I send him a few cheerful words enclosed, and ardently hope–and do believe–that I shall find greatly better yet by the time of my coming to Cheltenham. I know what…he has, and what love can do. Believe me always, Charles Dickens." with later pencil inscription reading "Nicholas Nickleby," lower left. No. 6 serial cover included in front matter pages, original black cloth blindstamped covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. 9 1/8" H x 6" W x 1 7/8" D. Note: Includes early issue point: "latter" instead of "letter" on the 6th to last line of p. 160.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, acid burn, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, creases, some minute tears to edges, few pencil marks, light handling wear. Dickens ALS is overall good, legible condition. Frontispiece is separated from binding. Plates are collated. Some pages unevenly cut. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
674 Lot 674: Dickens, Great Expectations, Vol. I-III, 1st Ed., 1861 Dickens, Great Expectations, Vol. I-III, 1st Ed., 1861 Lot 674: Dickens, Great Expectations, Vol. I-III, 1st Ed., 1861

GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Vol. I-III, First Edition, Mixed Issue, by Charles Dickens, published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1861. Hardcover octavo, 1,039 top edge gilt pages, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Original purple cloth blindstamped and gilt titled covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. Approximately 8" H x 5 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: Volume I includes the first issue point: "recal" mispelling to p. 84.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear/separations, largest 1/2", to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/acid burn, scattered foxing spots, few creases, scuffs, minor pencil marks, light handling wear. Some pages unevenly cut. Volume III does not include publisher's catalogue. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
675 Lot 675: Bound Extra Christmas Numbers, 1850-67, w/ Dickens ALS Bound Extra Christmas Numbers, 1850-67, w/ Dickens ALS Lot 675: Bound Extra Christmas Numbers, 1850-67, w/ Dickens ALS

Bound Volume of EXTRA CHRISTMAS NUMBERS, printed in HOUSEHOLD WORDS or ALL THE YEAR ROUND weekly magazines, edited by Charles Dickens, published by Bradbury and Evans, London, 1850-58, and Chapman and Hall, London, 1859-67. Hardcover octavo, eighteen bound issues of magazines, ranging from 24 to 48 pages each, 1863-67 issues include original blue front and back wrappers, 1864 issue with additional back advertisement page, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Includes a tipped-in one page bifolium ALS written by Dickens to front matter pages, written on Office of All the Year Round, No. 26, Wellington Street, Strand, London stationary to Mr. Charles (William Charles Mark) Kent (1823-1902) an English poet, biographer, and journalist who was a friend of Dickens and a contributor to both of his weekly magazines, dated Wednesday, July 24, 1861, reading "My Dear Sir You can leave the London Bridge Terminus of the North Kent Railway, for Higham, either at 12:20 or 2:20 on Saturday, You can return at night at half past 9. Tell me which train you come [b]y and I will be at the Station to drive you up [to our] house. Address me at Gad's Hill. Ever faithfully yours CD. Mr. Charles Kent…" also includes a tipped in envelope addressed by Dickens to Kent's residence in Kenginston, monogrammed "CD" lower left, postmarked July 24, 1861, London with a red Queen Victoria red one penny stamp. 9 7/8" H x 6 7/8" W x 1 3/4" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, acid burn, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, creases, some minute tears to edges, few pencil marks, light handling wear. Dickens ALS in overall good, legible condition. Some pages unevenly cut. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
676 Lot 676: Eliot, Middlemarch, 1st Ed., 1871-72 Eliot, Middlemarch, 1st Ed., 1871-72 Lot 676: Eliot, Middlemarch, 1st Ed., 1871-72

MIDDLEMARCH: A STUDY OF PROVINCIAL LIFE, Vol. I-IV, First Edition, by George Eliot, published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1871-72. Hardcover 12mos, 1,542 total top edge gilt pages, rebound by Zaehnsdorf for A.C. McClurg and Company, Chicago, in blue leather with gilt stamped covers and spines, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with marbled paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front covers, brown grosgrain ribbon bookmarks. Original green serial wrappers to back matter pages. All approximately 7 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W x 1 3/8" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall good condition with wear to hinges, scattered rubbing/losses to leather, largest 1/2" x 1", corners bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, acid burn, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, creases, few pencil marks, ink inscription to Vol. IV serial cover, light handling wear. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
677 Lot 677: 28 George Eliot Books, incl. First Editions 28 George Eliot Books, incl. First Editions Lot 677: 28 George Eliot Books, incl. First Editions

Twenty-three (23) First Edition books by Mary Ann Evans, writing under the pen name George Eliot, 28 items total, majority published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1859-84. Includes: DANIEL DERONDA, Vol. I-IV, 1876; ADAM BEDE, Vol. I-III, 1859; ROMOLA, Vol. I-III, published by Smith, Elder, and Company, London, 1863; THE MILL ON THE FLOSS, Vol. I-III, 1860; FELIX HOLT, THE RADICAL, Vol. I-III, 1866; SILAS MARNER: THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE, 1861; THE LEGEND OF JUBAL AND OTHER POEMS, 1874; SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE, Vol. I-II, 1858; THE SPANISH GYPSY: A POEM, 1868; ESSAYS AND LEAVES FROM A NOTEBOOK, 1884 and IMPRESSIONS OF THEOPHRASTUS SUCH, 1879. Also includes GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE AS RELATED IN HER LETTERS AND JOURNALS, Vol. I-III, First Edition, by J.W. Cross, 1885; WISE, WITTY, AND TENDER SAYINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE SELECTED FROM THE WORKS OF GEORGE ELIOT, FIRST EDITION, by Alexander Main, 1872; and THE COMPLETE WORKS OF GEORGE ELIOT: POEMS, Vol. I, published by Harper and Brothers, New York and London, undated. Hardcover, various sizes, top edge gilt pages, to most volumes rebound by Zaehnsdorf for A.C. McClurg and Company, Chicago, in blue leather with gilt-stamped covers and spines, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with marbled paper pastedowns and endpapers, POEMS, Vol. I and SAYINGS rebound in three-quarter leather with marbled-paper sides, ex libris plate to interior of front covers, many with brown grosgrain ribbon bookmarks. Ranging in size from 6 5/8" H x 4 3/4" W x 1 1/8" D to 8 3/8" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall good condition with wear to hinges, areas of loss, largest 1/2", to spines, corners bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, creases, few pencil marks, light handling wear. Daniel Deronda Vol. I and Sayings covers are separated from binding. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
678 Lot 678: Martin Chuzzlewit, 1st Ed. w/ Dickens ALS Martin Chuzzlewit, 1st Ed. w/ Dickens ALS Lot 678: Martin Chuzzlewit, 1st Ed. w/ Dickens ALS

MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT, First Edition, Second Issue, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Hablot K. Brown (Phiz), published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1844. Hardcover octavo, 624 top edge gilt pages with frontispiece, title page, and thirty-eight plates, errata page present, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Includes a tipped-in one page bifolium ALS written by Dickens to front matter pages, addressed from 1 Devonshire Terrace, London, Dicken's place of residence from circa 1839-1851, possibly written to Stuart Grant, dated Monday, February 13, 1843, reading "My Dear Sir, Will you come and join our family dinner, tomorrow week, at six o'clock? Do not be alarmed at the length of this invitation, or consider it out of ceremony on that account. This week is always the busiest I have, in the month; am I am obliged to shut myself up for a fortnight in every four weeks. Always faithfully yours Charles Dickens P.C. Stuart Grant…". October 1843 No. 10 serial cover included in front matter pages, original dark blue cloth blindstamped covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. 9" H x 6" W x 1 7/8" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, acid burn, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, creases, some minute tears to edges, few pencil marks, light handling wear. Dickens ALS in overall very good, legible condition. 3/8" tear lower right of frontispiece (does not affect image). Plate titled "Mr. Pecksniff Discharges a Duty Which He Owes to Society" is bound facing p. 377, not p. 378 as indicated on the List of Plates, all other plates are collated. Some pages unevenly cut. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
679 Lot 679: Novels of the Bronte Sisters, Vol. I-XII, Thornton Ed., 1907 Novels of the Bronte Sisters, Vol. I-XII, Thornton Ed., 1907 Lot 679: Novels of the Bronte Sisters, Vol. I-XII, Thornton Ed., 1907

THE NOVELS OF THE BRONTE SISTERS, Vol. I-XII, The Thornton Edition, by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte and Elizabeth C. Gaskell, edited by Temple Scott, published by John Grant, Edinburgh, 1907. Hardcover octavos, 4,942 total top edge gilt pages with lithographic frontispieces and plates, rebound in three-quarter brown leather with marbled-paper sides, gilt tiliting to spines, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with marbled paper pastedowns and end papers, ex libris plate to interior of front covers, brown grosgrain ribbon bookmarks. Approximately 8 1/2" H x 5 7/8" W x 1 1/4" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, some rubbing to leather, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall very good legible condition with toning, primarily to edges. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
680 Lot 680: Langston Hughes Signed & Inscribed, The Big Sea, 1945 Langston Hughes Signed & Inscribed, The Big Sea, 1945 Lot 680: Langston Hughes Signed & Inscribed, The Big Sea, 1945

Author Signed and Inscribed, THE BIG SEA: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LANGSTON HUGHES, published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York and London, 1945. Hardcover octavo, 335 top blue edged pages, hardbound in grey cloth with red stamping to front cover and spine, blue lettering to spine, includes original pictorial dust jacket wrapped in mylar. Inscription to front end paper reads "Sincerely/Langston Hughes/This book is presented to/Richard Martin Turner, 3rd/For academic achievement and integrity/By the Charleston Association of [Phi Beta Kappa]/June, 1952/Charleston,/1951.". 8 3/4" H x 6" W x 1" D.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Dust jacket with toning, creases, tears, largest 3", areas of loss, largest 2" x 4", and general handling wear (price intact). Covers with shelf wear, rubbing, fading, primarily to edges, corners bumped. Inscription in overall very good, legible condition, slightly effected by acid burn. Scattered minute foxing spots to pastedowns and front and back matter pages, majority of pages in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1002 Lot 1002: 3 Winnie The Pooh Books, incl. UK 1st Ed. 3 Winnie The Pooh Books, incl. UK 1st Ed. Lot 1002: 3 Winnie The Pooh Books, incl. UK 1st Ed.

Three (3) Winnie the Pooh books, including one (1) First Edition. 1st item: Winnie the Pooh, First Edition, by Alan Alexander Milne with illustrations by Ernest Howard Shepard, published by Methuen and Company, Ltd. London, 1926. Hardcover octavo, 158 top edge gilt pages with illustrations, hardbound in green cloth with stamped gilt pictorial front cover and gilt lettering to spine, pictorial off white paper pastedowns and endpapers. Ex libris plate and black ink stamp to front matter page. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W x 3/4" D. 2nd item: Winnie the Pooh, by Alan Alexander Milne with illustrations by Ernest Howard Shepard, published by E. P. Dutton and Company, Boston, 1926. Octavo, 158 pages with illustrations, hardbound in green cloth with stamped gilt pictorial front cover, pictorial off white paper pastedowns and endpapers. 7 7/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 3/4" D. 3rd item: NOW WE ARE SIX, by Alan Alexander Milne with illustrations by Ernest Howard Shepard, published by E. P. Dutton and Company, Boston, 1927. Octavo, 103 pages with illustrations, hardbound in orange cloth with stamped gilt pictorial front cover and gilt lettering to spine, pictorial off white paper pastedowns and endpapers. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W x 5/8" D.

CONDITION: Books do not include dust jackets. 1st item: Overall good condition with normal shelf wear, areas of loss/rubbing, largest 7/8", to edges of covers, corners bumped. Pages with light toning, scattered minute foxing spots, few minor areas of dampstaining, scuffs, few pencil inscriptions to end papers, handling wear. Small sections of middle pages, primarily to page 65, are starting to become separated from spine. 2nd-3rd items: Both with wear/fraying/losses to spines and covers, corners bumped. 2nd item with front cover and first few pages loose from binding, toning, general handling wear to pages. 3rd item with majority of pages separated from binding, tears, pencil inscriptions, areas of loss to pages, front end paper is not present, majority of page 63 and 64 is not present. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
1003 Lot 1003: Irving, Works & Life and Letters of Irving, 19 Vols., c. 1860-66 Irving, Works & Life and Letters of Irving, 19 Vols., c. 1860-66 Lot 1003: Irving, Works & Life and Letters of Irving, 19 Vols., c. 1860-66

Nineteen (19) volumes of Washington Irving's Works. 1st-16th items: THE WORKS OF WASHINGTON IRVING, Vol. I-XVI, New Edition, Revised, published by G.P. Putnam, New York, 1860-61. 17th-19th items: THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WASHINGTON IRVING, Vol. I-III, edited by Pierre M. Irving, published by G. P. Putnam, New York, 1866. All items hardcover 12mos, marble edged pages; all volumes with steel-engraved frontispieces with tissue paper guards, hardbound in three quarter light brown leather with marbled paper sides, re-backed with brown leather spines with gilt lettering, five raised hubs, marbled end papers. All items approximately 7 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. Provenance: The collection of Gary Glesser of Loudon, Tennessee, by descent from his grandparents, Captain Hoyt and Rachel Holton of Toledo, Ohio. Hoyt Holton became, at age 17, the youngest captain of a Great Lakes Freighter. In the 1960s, Captain Holton participated in a 26-day Admiral Byrd Society trip replicating the explorer's famous transpolar expedition, during which he met the Pope and Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev. Many items in the collection were brought back as souvenirs from that journey and other frequent voyages.

PROVENANCE: See description for provenance information.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Covers with wear, damp staining, rubbing to leather, areas of loss, rippling/lifting to paper sides. Many volumes with stiff hinges, rendering them slightly difficult to open. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning, front few and back pages with areas of damp staining, toning impressions, few foxing spots. 17th-19th items: Volume II and III with warping to back covers, Volume III front cover is starting to become separated from spine. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1004 Lot 1004: 2 Don West Books, incl. Inscribed Crab Grass 2 Don West Books, incl. Inscribed Crab Grass Lot 1004: 2 Don West Books, incl. Inscribed Crab Grass

Two (2) Don West First Edition books. 1st item: Author signed and inscribed, CRAB GRASS, First Edition, by Don West, illustrated by Julius Lee Rayford, published by The Art Print Shop, Nashville, 1931. 16mo, 50 pages with woodblock frontispiece and title page vignette, hardbound in navy blue cloth with gilt stamping and lettering to front cover. Signed and inscribed "To–/Genevieve Marron/Sincerely/Don L. West" to front end paper. 7 1/4" H x 4 3/4" W x 1/2" D. 2nd item: CLODS OF THE SOUTHERN EARTH, First Edition, by Don West, drawings by Harold Price, published by Boni and Gaer, New York, 1946. Hardcover octavo, 148 pages with index, hardbound in green cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, includes original dust jacket wrapped in mylar. 9 3/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 3/4" D.

CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition. 1st item: Covers with surface grime, spotting, general shelf wear, corners bumped. Inscription in overall good, legible condition, front matter page is stuck to back of inscription page, both pages and back matter pages are becoming separated from binding (does not effect inscription). Majority of pages in overall good condition with light toning, scattered minute foxing spots, minor tears from stapeled binding, general handling wear. 2nd item: Dust jacket with toning/acid burn, creases, tears, largest 1", areas of loss, largest 13" x 1", and general handling wear (price is intact). Covers with scattered rubbing/loss, slight fading, general shelf wear, corners bumped. Scattered minute foxing spots, toning/acid burn to pastedowns and front and back matter pages. Pages with light toning, waviness, pencil/ink inscriptions from previous owners. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1005 Lot 1005: Dickens, 3 Novels, 1st. Eds. Dickens, 3 Novels, 1st. Eds. Lot 1005: Dickens, 3 Novels, 1st. Eds.

Three (3) Charles Dickens Novels, including The Pickwick Papers, Little Dorrit, and Bleak House. 1st item: THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, First Edition, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by R. Seymour and Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1837. Hardcover octavo, 609 top gilt edge pages with frontispiece, vignette, and forty-one plates. 1836 No. 12 serial cover included in front matter pages. Note: This volume includes early issue point: "S. Veller" uncorrected on p. 342, line 5. 2nd item: LITTLE DORRIT, First Edition, by Charles Dickens, published by Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857. Hardcover octavo, 625 top edge gilt pages, with frontispiece, vignette, and thirty-eight plates. January No. 2 serial cover included in front matter pages. Note: This volume includes early issue point: signature BB2 misprinted as "B2" on page 371, "William" instead of "Frederick" on page 317, line 27, and the name "Rigaud" appears instead of "Blandois" on pages 469, 470, 472, and 473, includes errata on p. 467. 3rd item: BLEAK HOUSE, First Edition, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), published by Bradbury and Evans, London, 1853. Hardcover octavo, 624 top edge gilt pages with frontispiece, vignette, and thirty-eight plates. July No. 5 serial cover included in front matter pages. Note: This volume includes first issue points: "elgble" on page 19 line 6, "chair" on page 209, line 23, and "counsinship" on page 275 line 22. All rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Original cloth blindstamped covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. All approximately 9 1/8" H x 6" W x 1 7/8" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, some minute tears to edges, few pencil marks, light handling wear. Some pages unevenly cut. Plates are collated. 1st item: 3/4" tear to lower left of magazine serial cover. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
1006 Lot 1006: 8 Dickens Related Books, incl. "Boz" Sketches, 1st Eds. 8 Dickens Related Books, incl. "Boz" Sketches, 1st Eds. Lot 1006: 8 Dickens Related Books, incl. "Boz" Sketches, 1st Eds.

Eight (8) Charles Dickens related books. 1st-2nd items: SKETCHES BY "BOZ," Vol. I-II, First Edition, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by George Cruikshank, published by John Macrone, London, 1836. Hardcover 12mos, 690 top edge gilt pages with fourteen plates. 3rd item: SKETCHES BY "BOZ," Second Series, First Edition, Second Issue, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by George Cruikshank, published by John Macrone, London, 1837. Hardcover 12mo, 377 top edge gilt pages with frontispiece, vignette, and eight plates, with the final catalogue of Macrone's publications dated December 1836. Note: Includes early issue points: Page vi is mis-numbered "viii"; the list of illustrations gives "Vauxhall Gardens by Day" twice by mistake and omits the final plate: "Mr. Minns and his Cousin." 4th-6th items: LIFE OF DICKENS, Vol. I-III, First Edition, by John Forster, published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1872-74. Hardcover octavos, 1,410 top edge gilt pages with index, three frontispieces with tissue paper guards, and additional illustrations in text, Vol. I and II with back advertisements. 7th-8th items: THE PLAYS AND POEMS OF CHARLES DICKENS, Vol. I & II, First Edition, numbered 40/150, edited, prefaced, and annotated by Richard Herne Sheperd, published by W. H. Allen, London, 1882. Hardcover octavos, 826 top edge gilt pages, including bibliography and index. All volumes rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Original cloth blindstamped covers and spines laid down to back matter pages. Ranging in size from 8 1/8" H x 5 1/4" W x 1 1/8" D to 11" H x 8" W x 2 1/4" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, acid burn, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, creases, few pencil marks, light handling wear. Some pages unevenly cut. 1st-2nd items: Pages 397 and 398 are not present to Vol. I. Does not include frontispieces. 1 1/4" x 1/2" area of ink staining to last page and back matter page. 3rd item: "Mr. Minns and his Cousin" plate is facing p. 263. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
1007 Lot 1007: 5 Jane Austen Novels, G. Routledge & Sons, Ltd., ca. 1890-92 5 Jane Austen Novels, G. Routledge & Sons, Ltd., ca. 1890-92 Lot 1007: 5 Jane Austen Novels, G. Routledge & Sons, Ltd., ca. 1890-92

Five (5) Jane Austen novels, including one (1) PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, one (1) SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, one (1) MANSFIELD PARK, one (1) EMMA, and one (1) NORTHANGER ABBEY and PERSUASION, published by George Routledge and Sons, Limited, London, Manchester, and New York, printed by Woodfall and Kinder, London, ca. 1890-92. Hardcover 12mos, 2,098 total top gilt edged pages, four with frontispieces, uniformly rebound in three-quarter navy blue leather with marbled-paper sides, gilt lettering to spines, five raised hubs, marbled endpapers. Approximately 7 5/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 1/9" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Covers in overall good condition with scuffs, normal shelf wear, minor losses to edges of leather and paper, largest 3/4", corners bumped. Majority of pages in overall good condition with light toning, first few and last pages, including frontispieces, with toning/acid burn, pencil inscriptions from previous owners including two with inscriptions dated "1895." All volumes with "Estes & Lauriat, Boston" retailer stamps to front endpapers, visible top left en verso. Does not include advertisements. NORTHANGER ABBEY and PERSUASION volume does not include frontispiece. Three volumes with intact red grosgrain ribbon bookmarks. Two volumes with deckled edges. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
1008 Lot 1008: Dickens, Twist & Copperfield, 1st Eds., 4 items Dickens, Twist & Copperfield, 1st Eds., 4 items Lot 1008: Dickens, Twist & Copperfield, 1st Eds., 4 items

Four (4) Charles Dickens First Editions, including Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. 1st-3rd items: OLIVER TWIST, First Edition, Vol. I-III, by Charles Dickens, with illustrations by George Cruikshank, published by Richard Bentley, London, 1838. Hardcover octavos, 953 total top edge gilt pages with frontispieces and twenty-one plates, Dickens' name on title pages, Vol. III with "Church" plate facing p. 312, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Vol. I & III with back advertisements, original reddish brown cloth blindstamped covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. Approximately 8 1/8" H x 5 1/4" W x 1" D. Note: Includes early issue points: Vol. III with "pilaster" unchanged to p. 164. 4th item: DAVID COPPERFIELD, First Edition, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Hablot K. Brown (Phiz), published by Bradbury and Evans, London, 1850. Hardcover octavo, 624 top edge gilt pages with frontispiece, undated vignette title page, and thirty-eight plates, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. November No. 7 serial cover included in front matter pages, original olive green cloth blindstamped covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. 9" H x 6" W x 2" D. Note: Includes early issue point: "bnt." on p. 597, line 29.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, some minute tears to edges, few pencil marks, light handling wear. Some pages unevenly cut. Plates are collated. 1st-3rd items: Vol. I does not include list of illustrations. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1009 Lot 1009: Dickens, 2 Novels, 1st Eds. Dickens, 2 Novels, 1st Eds. Lot 1009: Dickens, 2 Novels, 1st Eds.

Two (2) Charles Dickens First Edition Novels, including Our Mutual Friend and Master Humphrey's Clock, 5 items total. 1st-2nd items: OUR MUTUAL FRIEND, Vol. I-II, First Edition, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Marcus Stone, published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1865. Hardcover octavos, 629 total top edge gilt pages with frontispieces and thirty-eight plates. 3rd-5th items: MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK, Vol. I-III, First Edition, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), published by Chapman and Hall, 1840-41. Hardcover octavos, 1,038 total gilt edge pages with frontispieces and additional illustrations in the text. All volumes rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Serial covers included in front matter pages. Original cloth blindstamped covers and spines laid down to back matter pages. Ranging in size from 9" H x 6" W x 1 1/4" D to 10 1/4" H x 7" W x 1" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, acid burn, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, creases, few pencil marks, light handling wear. Some pages unevenly cut. Plate are collated, however, some are facing slightly different pages. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1011 Lot 1011: Gen. Douglas MacArthur Autograph Gen. Douglas MacArthur Autograph Lot 1011: Gen. Douglas MacArthur Autograph

General of the Army for the United States Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) cut signature, reading "Douglas Mac Arthur" on a rectangular piece of off white paper. Includes a black and white photograph of MacArthur depicted in uniform with a corncob pipe. Cut signature: 3 1/4" H x 4 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Ira Lipman, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Signature in overall very good, legible condition. Sheet with light handling wear. [See more photos →]

$200.00$250.00