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124Lot 124: Mezzotint portrait of Gov. Thos. Pownall, SC and Mass.Mezzotint portrait of Gov. Thos. Pownall, SC and Mass.Lot 124: Mezzotint portrait of Gov. Thos. Pownall, SC and Mass.

Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760), engraved by Richard Earlom after a painting by Francis Cotes, circa 1777. Housed under glass in a molded ebonized wood frame. Sheet – 15 7/8" H x 11 3/8" W. Framed – 18" H x 13 5/8" W. Note: Thomas Pownall was governor of the province of Massachusetts Bay during the French and Indian wars. His support of the American cause for Independence, and stance against taxation without representation, caused him to be removed from his position in Massachusetts and transferred to the governorship of South Carolina. Pownall is also known for his work with Lewis Evans on a map of the Middle British Colonies in 1755 (source: the Massachusetts Historical Society). Ref. Russell: English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States, 33. CONDITION: Overall good condition; adhered to backing board at corners with resultant staining, otherwise even toning. Margins trimmed. Scattered creasing. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
125Lot 125: 4 Rare Prints incl. John Paul Jones, Commodore Hopkins, Franklin, Washington4 Rare Prints incl. John Paul Jones, Commodore Hopkins, Franklin, WashingtonLot 125: 4 Rare Prints incl. John Paul Jones, Commodore Hopkins, Franklin, Washington

Four (4) rare engravings and mezzotints of historic American subjects including John Paul Jones, Commodore Hopkins, Benjamin Franklin, and Martha Washington. 1st item: JOHN PAUL JONES, engraving on laid paper. Engraved by Carl Guttenberg after C.J. Notte; published by Esnauts et Rapilly, Paris, France, circa 1780. Matted under glass in a molded giltwood frame. Sight – 8" H x 5 1/4" W. Framed – 12" H x 9 3/4" W. (Note: another example of this engraving is in the collection of Winterthur Museum). 2nd item: COMMODORE HOPKINS, COMMANDEUR EN CHEF DER AMERI. FLOTTE, copperplate engraving on laid paper with hand coloring, unknown source and publication date, 18th century. Scarce. Matted under glass in a molded giltwood frame. Sight – 6 5/8" H x 4 1/8" W. Framed – 11 1/4" H x 8 1/2" W. 3rd item: (BENJAMIN) FRANKLIN, mezzotint, oval portrait with inscription in French in tablet below. Unknown source and publication date. Matted under glass and framed in a gadroon molded antique frame. Sight – 6 1/4" H x 4" W. Framed – 10" H x 8 1/4" W. 4th item: MRS. GEORGE WASHINGTON (MARTHA DANDRIDGE), "Original in the Possession of G.W.P. Curtis," mezzotint; J. Rogers after John Woolaston, printed by W. Pate. Publication date unknown, post 1800. Framed under glass in a narrow stained wood frame. Sight – 7 1/4" x 5 1/4". Framed – 6 1/2" x 8 1/2". Provenance: the estate of James "Jimmy" Neely, Smyrna, TN, acquired at the 1985 auction of the collection of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: All overall very good condition, not examined out of frame. All frames have some wear and abrasions, with small losses to gilding on gilt frames. Conservator's notes en verso state the John Paul Jones, Commodore Hopkins and Franklin prints have been professionally cleaned and deacidified; Hopkins and Jones prints also pressed. John Paul Jones print still has some light creasing and toning, small area of staining lower right corner, couple spots of foxing. Martha Washington print has two 1" areas of staining lower left and light toning. [See more photos →]

$400.00$600.00
126Lot 126: Bowles View of Philadelphia, Heap and ScullBowles View of Philadelphia, Heap and ScullLot 126: Bowles View of Philadelphia, Heap and Scull

Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761), published by Carington Bowles, London, 1778: AN EAST PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA IN THE PROVINCE OF PENSYLVANIA [sic] IN NORTH AMERICA, TAKEN FROM THE JERSEY SHORT. Copper plate engraving on laid paper with original hand color, 1778, First state. Watermarked "Taylor". Matted and framed under glass in a narrow ebonized frame with gilt beading. Image – 9 1/2" H (excluding text) x 16" W. Sheet – 10 7/8" H x 16 3/4" W. Framed – 17" H x 22" W. Note: This is one of the first engravings made from the original and important Heap drawing of Philadelphia, requested by Thomas Penn. It depicts the mile long waterfront as it appeared during the Revolutionary War, from present day South Street to Vine Street. A key below the image identifies 14 locations including Christ Church, the State House, Academy ___(unspecified), Presbyterian Church, Dutch Calvinist Church, The Court House, the Quakers Meeting House, High Street Wharf, Mulberry Street, Sassafras Street, Vine Street, Chestnut Street, Drawbridge, and the floating Corn Mill. Various ships crowd the busy port area. Old previous labels preserved en verso of frame backing for Kennedy & Co. Rare Prints and Schramm Galleries, Fort Lauderdale. Provenance: the estate of William Pursell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Margins trimmed to plate mark. Hinge mounted at top, but with old paper tape adhered to other three edges. 1" repaired tear at lower left edge across large word "of". 3/4" repaired tear in water (located 1" above word "Philadelphia". 1" at upper left corner. General overall toning and acid burn. [See more photos →]

$10,000.00$12,000.00
599Lot 599: Edward Steichen, The Early Years, Print PortfolioEdward Steichen, The Early Years, Print PortfolioLot 599: Edward Steichen, The Early Years, Print Portfolio

Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. Portfolio contains twelve photographic images printed using the Talbot-Klic photogravure process and utilizing copper plates by Jon Goodman and Richard Benson. All are printed on 20" H x 16" W paper. Titles include: 1 – Grand Prix at Longchamp, After the Races, Paris, 1907. Image – 7 1/4" H x 7 7/8" W. 2 – Self-Portrait with Sister, Milwaukee, 1900. Image – 7" H x 8" W. 3 – Torso, Paris, 1902. Image – 6 1/2" H x 8 3/8" W. 4 – Moonrise, Mamaroneck, New York, 1904. Image – 10" H x 12 3/16" W. 5 – In Memoriam, New York, 1902. Image – 10" H x 7 1/2" W. 6 – Steichen and Wife Clara on Their Honeymoon, Lake George, New York, 1903. Image – 4 3/4" H x 6 3/8" W. 7 – Richard Strauss, New York, 1905. Image – 9 3/4" H x 7" W. 8 – The Flatiron, New York, 1905. Image – 12 7/8" H x 10 1/4" W. 9 – Heavy Roses, Voulangis, France, 1914. Image – 8" H x 10" W. 10 – Isadora Duncan at the Portal of the Parthenon, Athens, 1920. Image – 8 1/2" H x 6 3/4" W. 11 – Three Pears and an Apple, France, ca. 1921. Image – 9 3/4" H x 12 1/2" W. 12 – Brancusi in His Studio, Paris, 1925. Image – 10 1/4" H x 8" W. All housed in a custom portfolio case, bound in Indian tussah silk and Curtis Tweedweave paper, made by Brick and Ballerstein, New York. Case – 21 3/8" H x 17" W. Provenance: Private Nashville collection. CONDITION: Case and prints in overall in excellent condition. Inner portfolio with slight seam separation upper right corner, approximately 1/2". 1st print with thumb ding or slight crease lower right corner of paper. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,600.00
602Lot 602: Fritz Scholder Serigraph and Book, 2 itemsFritz Scholder Serigraph and Book, 2 itemsLot 602: Fritz Scholder Serigraph and Book, 2 items

Two (2) Fritz Scholder (American, 1937-2005) items, including "Screaming Indian" serigraph. 1st item: Fritz Scholder serigraph titled "Screaming Indian," depicting the head, neck, and flowing hair of a Native American man, with his body undefined and appearing to vanish into the solid tan background. Signed in pencil "Scholder" lower right and numbered 77/100 lower left. Framed under glass in a pebble texture carved wood frame with ivory mat. Sight – 32 3/4" H x 21 1/4" W. Framed – 40" H x 28 W. 2nd item: Hardcover book, FRITZ SCHOLDER: indian NOT INDIAN, ed. Lowery Stoke Sims. National Museum of the American Indian: Washington and New York, 2008. 192 pp., 126 color plates. CONDITION: 1st item: Possible spot of handling grime lower left corner, under glass, otherwise excellent condition. 2nd item: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
620Lot 620: 12 U.S. Gazetteer Maps, 1795, 13 items12 U.S. Gazetteer Maps, 1795, 13 itemsLot 620: 12 U.S. Gazetteer Maps, 1795, 13 items

Thirteen (13) Early American maps, including twelve (12) from THE UNITED STATES GAZETTEER, First Edition, 1795. 1st-12th items: Twelve (12) maps from THE UNITED STATES GAZETTEER, First Edition, by Joseph Scott, published by F. & R. Bailey, Philadelphia, 1795. Includes one (1) Northwest Territory, one (1) Virginia, one (1) Delaware, one (1) Connecticut, one (1) New Hampshire, one (1) Massachusetts, one (1) New Jersey, one (1) Pennsylvania, one (1) New York, one (1) Maine, Rhode Island, and one (1) Vermont. Copper plate engraved maps with cities, towns, territories, state lines, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and other points of interest, including the location of the Chippewa Native Americans and copper mines on the Northwest Territories map, identified. Approximately 6 5/8" H x 8 1/4" W. 13th item: New Jersey map, engraved by Morse and Hill, published by Thomas and Andrews, Boston, 1796. Copper plate engraved map of New Jersey with cities, towns, territories, state lines, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and other points of interest, including courthouses and meeting houses, identified. 8 1/2" H x 6 3/4" W. All items late 18th century. CONDITION: All items with foxing spots, toning/toning impressions, areas of flaking/loss to edges, pencil inscriptions from previous owners, repaired tears, largest 3 1/2", to be expected from age. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
621Lot 621: 19th Century Map of Memphis19th Century Map of MemphisLot 621: 19th Century Map of Memphis

PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. Depicts a grid street plan of the city of Memphis with labeled street names and bodies of water and lines delineating drains, conduits, and reservoirs. Title, lower center under image, key, lower left of image. Unsigned. Housed under glass with an off white linen liner in a gilt wood frame with carved squares to corners. Sight – 13 5/8" H x 20 1/4" W. Framed – 21 1/2" H x 27 3/4" W. Provenance: The Guardsmark Collection, Lipman Holdings International, Memphis, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall good condition with surface scuffs, slight waviness to paper. Possibly deacidified. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
622Lot 622: State of TN Map, M. Carey, 1814State of TN Map, M. Carey, 1814Lot 622: State of TN Map, M. Carey, 1814

THE STATE OF TENNESSEE map, published by Mathew Carey in Carey's General Atlas, Improved and Enlarged, Philadelphia, 1814. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring depicting the state of Tennessee with surrounding areas, cities and towns including Nashville and Knoxville, counties, mountain ranges, bodies of water, and other points of interest, including a Native American boundary line across Middle Tennessee, Fort Massac or Wilkinsonville, in Western Kentucky, and other forts along the Mississippi River, labeled. Title cartouche, lower center of image and scale of miles, lower right of image. Longitude West from Philadelphia, top center above image, and Longitude West from London, lower center below image. Map surrounded by line border and scale notations. Estate Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN paper label en verso. Housed and matted under glass in a gilt wood frame with reeded running pattern. Image – 9 5/8" H x 20 3/8" W. Sight – 10" H x 20 1/2" W. Framed – 19 3/4" H x 27 3/4" W. Provenance: ex Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 3/4" tear surrounded by toning/acid burn, possibly indicating an old scotch tape repair, otherwise good condition. Possibly deacidified. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
623Lot 623: 1814 Map of Mississippi Territory inc. Alabama1814 Map of Mississippi Territory inc. AlabamaLot 623: 1814 Map of Mississippi Territory inc. Alabama

Mississippi Territory map, engraved by Francis Shallus, from Carey's General Atlas, published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, 1814. Hand colored copper plate engraving depicting the Mississippi Territory, including Alabama prior to statehood in 1819, and the northernmost portions of Louisiana and Florida with cities and towns, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and areas of interest including Native American locations and trails and roads used by American troops under the command of General Andrew Jackson during the Creek War and the Gulf Campaign (1813-1814). Title and scale of miles, top left. W. from London and W. from Philadelphia top and lower right. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Housed under glass in a gilt wood frame with light blue fabric liner and gilt wood fillet. Sight – 12 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Framed – 22 5/8" H x 26 1/2" W. American, early 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, largest 4/8". Possible tear, approximately 1", to fold line, lower center. Not examined outside of frame. 1 1/2" area of loss, lower center of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
624Lot 624: Letters from American Farmer, 1783 with mapsLetters from American Farmer, 1783 with mapsLot 624: Letters from American Farmer, 1783 with maps

LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER, New Edition, by J. Hector St. John, printed for Thomas Davies and Lockyer Davis, London, 1783. Octavo, 326 pages including index, front advertisements, fold out maps of the Island of Nantucket and the Island of Martha's Vineyard with its Dependencies, rebound in brown leather with original front and back covers, red leather label with gilt lettering and gilt tooled lines to spine. Past owner bookplate to interior of front cover. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/8" W x 1 1/8" D. Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Original covers with areas of rubbing, largest 2 1/2", bumped corners. Pages with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. Maps in complete condition with toning impressions. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
626Lot 626: Humphreys Historical Account 1730 w/ Maps inc. CarolinaHumphreys Historical Account 1730 w/ Maps inc. CarolinaLot 626: Humphreys Historical Account 1730 w/ Maps inc. Carolina

AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GO[S]PEL IN FOREIGN PARTS, by David Humphreys, D.D., printed by Joseph Downing, London, 1730. Octavo, 356 marbled edged pages, two (2) fold out maps of the Province of North Carolina and New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pensilvania [sic], rebound in three-quarter brown leather with brown cloth sides, red and black leather labels with gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, marbled endpapers. Previous owner bookplate to interior of front cover. 8" H x 5 3/8" W x 1 1/2" D. Provenance: a Nashville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Few areas of cracking to leather at spine, areas of rubbing, corners bumped. Pages with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. Maps in complete condition with linen backing. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
627Lot 627: 10 TN Related Political Books10 TN Related Political BooksLot 627: 10 TN Related Political Books

Ten (10) Tennessee Supreme Court and General Assembly related political books, some reprints. 1st item: REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND ADJUDGED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF ERRORS AND APPEALS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, FROM THE YEAR 1816-1817, Vol. III, by John Haywood, esq., printed by Heiskell and Brown, Knoxville, 1818. Octavo, 319 pages, rebound in contemporary brown leather with original brown leather tooled covers, brown leather label with gilt lettering and border to spine. 8 1/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) copies of REPORTS OF CASES, RULED AND DECIDED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF ERRORS AND APPEALS FOR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, Vol. 4, reported by John Haywood, esq., printed by T. G. Bradford, Nashville, 1818. 12mo, 300 pages, hardbound in brown leather with tooled borders, red leather label with gilt lettering to spines. 7 1/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 1 1/8" D. 4th-5th items: Two (2) copies of REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND ADJUDGED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF ERRORS AND APPEALS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, COMMENCING SEPTEMBER TERM, 1822, AND ENDING WITH MAY TERM, 1824, by Jacob Peck, printed by Heiskell and Brown, Knoxville, 1824. Octavo, 462 pages, hardbound in brown leather with tooled decorative border red leather label with gilt lettering and border to spine. 9 5/8" H x 6" W x 1 5/8" D. 6th item: PUBLIC ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, 1833, printed by Allen A. Hall and F. S. Heiskell, Nashville, 1833. Octavo, 147 pages, hardbound in one quarter brown leather with paper sides, red leather label with gilt lettering to spine. 8 7/8" H x 5 3/8" W x 5/8" D. 7th-8th items: Two (2) copies of PUBLIC ACTS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, PASSED AT THE EXTRA SESSION OF THE THIRTY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY, APRIL 1861, printed by J. O. Griffith and Company, Nashville, 1861. Octavo, 103 pages, hardbound in one quarter brown cloth with marbled paper sides, gilt lettering to spines. 8 3/4" H x 6" W x 1/2" D. 9th item: Bound reprint of nine (9) JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL and JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF TENNESSEE, dated 1794-1976, printed by George Roulstone, Knoxville, 1794, reprinted by McKennie and Brown, Nashville, 1852. Octavo, hardbound in brown cloth, red leather label with gilt lettering to spine. General Edwin Fitzhugh Polk (1818-1854), Uncle of President James K. Polk and Tennessee representative in the United States House of Representatives, previous owner inscriptions to front matter page and title page. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" H x 1 1/4" D. 10th item: JOURNALS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF THE SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE HELD AT KNOXVILLE, 1797-1798, published by Southern Publishers Inc, Kingsport, 1933. Octavo, 481 pages, hardbound in brown cloth with tooled borders, burgundy leather label with gilt lettering to spine. 8 5/8" H x 6" W x 1 1/2" D. CONDITION: Wear, staining, areas of loss, bumped corners to spines. Pages with toning/acid burn, dampstaining, foxing spots, pencil and ink inscriptions from previous owners, tears, areas of loss to be expected from age. 2nd-3rd items: One with front cover partially separated from spine. 4th-5th items: 3/4" x 1 3/8" area of loss to leather, top of spine of one copy. Front cover completely separated from spine, one copy. Areas of loss, possibly rat chew or insect damage to edges of pages, both copies. 6th item: Peeling, areas of loss to paper sides. 7th-8th items: Areas of loss, largest 3" x 5/8", to cloth spine to one copy. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
628Lot 628: 2 TN Medical Related Books, incl. Simplified Anatomy2 TN Medical Related Books, incl. Simplified AnatomyLot 628: 2 TN Medical Related Books, incl. Simplified Anatomy

Two (2) Early Tennessee medical books, including A SIMPLIFIED ANATOMY, 1835, GUNN'S DOMESTIC MEDICINE, 1837. 1st item: A SIMPLIFIED ANATOMY, FOR THE USE OF FAMILIES, by Dr. William Spillman of Maryville, Tennessee, printed by J. F. Grant, Madisonville, 1835. 16mo, 213 pages with five engraved plate illustrations, three folding, hardbound in one quarter red leather with marbled paper sides, gilt lettering to spine. 7 1/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 7/8" D. 2nd item: GUNN'S DOMESTIC MEDICINE, OR POOR MAN'S FRIEND, Seventh Edition, by John C. Gunn, published by S. M. Johnston, Madisonville, 1837. Octavo, 635 pages, rebound in modern red leather with gilt lettering to spine, four raised hubs, modern marbled edge papers. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 2 1/4" D. CONDITION: 1st item: Areas of loss to leather spine, front cover is almost separated from spine, wear, loss to paper sides. Pages with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, dampstaining, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. Plates are collated. Plates 2 and 3 with areas of loss. Plate IV with 6 1/4" tear repaired with scotch tape en verso. 2nd item: Light shelf wear to covers, corners slightly bumped. Pages with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, dampstaining, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
629Lot 629: 2 Davy Crockett Books, incl. 1st Ed. Account 18352 Davy Crockett Books, incl. 1st Ed. Account 1835Lot 629: 2 Davy Crockett Books, incl. 1st Ed. Account 1835

Two (2) Davy Crockett related books, including First Edition AN ACCOUNT OF COLONEL CROCKETT'S TOUR, 1835. 1st item: AN ACCOUNT OF COLONEL CROCKETT'S TOUR TO THE NORTH AND DOWN EAST, First Edition, written by himself, attributed to Augustin Smith Clayton, published by E. L. Carey and A. Hart, Philadelphia, 1835. 12mo, 234 page with steel engraved bust portrait of Crockett frontispiece by S. S. Osgood after a painting by T. B. Welch, hardbound in one quarter black leather with marbled paper sides. 7" H x 4 1/2" W x 7/8" D. 2nd item: SKETCHES AND ECCENTRICITIES OF COLONEL DAVY CROCKETT, OF WEST TENNESSEE, New Edition, attributed to James Strange French, printed and published by J. and J. Harper, New York, 1833. Octavo, 209 pages with back advertisements, hardbound in green cloth. 8 1/8" H x 5" W x 1" D. CONDITION: 1st item: Wear, rubbing, areas of loss, largest 1/2" x 1/2", to leather, toning to paper sides, corners bumped. Pages in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, few foxing spots, pencil inscriptions, primarily to interior of covers. 2nd item: Back cover with glue residue along spine, misshapen spine, wear, areas of dampstaining, areas of loss, largest 2 3/8" to cloth on spine. Pages with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, ink and pencil inscriptions from previous owners. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
630Lot 630: Two (2) J.W.M. Breazeale, Life As It Is, 1842Two (2) J.W.M. Breazeale, Life As It Is, 1842Lot 630: Two (2) J.W.M. Breazeale, Life As It Is, 1842

Two (2) copies of LIFE AS IT IS; OR MATTER AND THINGS IN GENERAL, First Edition, by John William McNairy "J.W.M." Breazeale, printed by James Williams, Knoxville Press at the Office of the Post, 1842. 12mo, 256 pages each, one (1) hardbound in one quarter brown leather with marbled paper sides, and one (1) rebound in brown leather with gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs. Both approximately 7 1/8" H x 5" W x 1" D. Note: This 1842 History of Tennessee discusses the manners and customs of the inhabitants, wars with Native Americans, Battle of King's Mountain, and the history of the murderous Harpe brothers. CONDITION: Both copies in worn condition. Areas of loss, largest 3 3/4" x 1 1/4", to marbled paper sides. Areas of rubbing, scuffs, to leather. Corners bumped. Tears, largest 2 1/8" x 5", toning/acid burn, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, pencil inscriptions from previous owners, to be expected from age. Possibly missing front matter pages. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
631Lot 631: 17 Amer. Pubs., incl. Early TN/Civil War Imprints17 Amer. Pubs., incl. Early TN/Civil War ImprintsLot 631: 17 Amer. Pubs., incl. Early TN/Civil War Imprints

Seventeen (17) historical American publications, including early Tennessee imprints, Civil War era Ohio Loyal Publications and Public Acts of The State of Tennessee imprints, House of Representatives imprints, railroad annual reports, almanacs, Smithsonian Institution annual reports, and more. 1st item: Acts Passed at the First Session of the Sixth General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, printed by John B. Hood and Company, Knoxville, 1805. Paperback octavo leaflet, 90 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 658" to front cover. 7 7/8" H x 4 7/8" W x 1/4" D. 2nd item: A Series of Short Essays on Baptism by D. Hoyt, printed at the "Intelligencer" Office, Maryville, TN, 1833. Paperback octavo, 36 pages. Ink inscriptions, including one reading "No. 656" to front cover. 8 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W x 1/16" D. 3rd item: Governor's Message, to the General Assembly, of the State of Tennessee, Delivered November 8, 1847, printed by W. F. Bang and Company Banner Office, Nashville, 1847. Paperback octavo leaflet, 23 pages. Ink inscriptions, including one reading "No. 692" to front cover. 9 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 1/8" D. 4th item: Public Acts of The State of Tennessee, Passed at the Extra Session of the Thirty-Third General Assembly, April 1861, printed by J.O. Griffith & Co., Nashville, 1861. Hardcover octavo, 97 pages. Paper label reading "40" to front cover. 8 7/8" H x 5 7/8" W x 1/2" D. 5th item: Loyal Publications of National Union Association of Ohio, No. 3, Dayton Speech of Hon. John Brough. President Lincoln's Response Relative to the Arrest of Vallandigham, printed by Moore, Wilstach, Keys and Company, Cincinnati, 1863. Paperback octavo leaflet, 31 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 681" to front cover. 9 1/4" H x 6" W x 1/8" D. 6th item: Partial The Punishment of Treason. Speech of Hon. Horace Maynard of Tennessee, delivered in the House of Representatives, May 23, 1862. Paperback octavo, 8 uncut pages. 9 5/8" H x 6 1/4" W. 7th item: Speech of Hon. WM. J. Bryan of Nebraska in the House of Representatives, Wednesday, August 16, 1893. Paperback octavo, 29 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 699" to front cover. 9" H x 5 3/4" W x 1/8" D. 8th item: Speech of Hon. Nelson Dingley, Jr., of Maine, in the House of Representatives February 5, 1896. Paperback octavo, 20 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 702" to front cover. 9 1/8" H x 5 7/8" W x 1/16" D. 9th item: Section of six (6) pages from a House of Representatives publication, dated July 29, 1856. 10" H x 6 1/8" W. 10th item: Fourth Annual Report of the President and Directors to the Stockholders of the East TENN. and VA. Rail Road Co., November 24, 1853, printed at the Rail Road Journal Office, Jonesborough, 1853. Paperback octavo, 16 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 668" to front cover. 9 3/4" H x 6" W x 1/16" D. 11th item: An Act to To incorporate the East Tennessee and Virginia Rail Road Company, 1853. Paperback octavo, 10 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 699" to front cover. 9 7/8" H x 5 7/8" W. 12th item: History of the United States, from their First Settlement as Colonies, to the Cession of Florida, in Eighteen Hundred and Twenty-One, Third Edition, by William Grimshaw, printed by Lydia R. Bailey, 1822. Hardcover 12mo, 308 pages. 7 3/8" H x 4 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 13th item: A History of the United States of America, Fifth Edition, by Rev. Charles A. Goodrich, printed for and sold by Stephen P. Norton, Lexington, 1827. Hardcover 32mo, 298 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 579" to interior of front cover, Taylor Family inscription dated June 1902 to front end paper. 5 5/8" H x 3 3/4" W x 5/8" D. 14th-15th items: The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge, for the Year 1845 and 1846, published by James Munroe and Company, Boston, 1844 and 1845. Paperback octavos, 671 total pages. Both approximately 8 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W x 7/8" D. 16th item: Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1883-'84, by J.W. Powell, Director, printed by the Washington Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1887. Hardcover octavo, 564 pages plus 2 fold out maps. 11 3/4" H x 8 1/4" W x 2" D. 17th item: Tenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1888-'89, by J.W. Powell, Director, printed by the Washington Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1893. Hardcover octavo, 822 pages. 11 3/4" H x 8 1/4" W x 2 3/4" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor , Morristown, TN. Note: The numeral ink inscriptions on several of the items likely refers to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). CONDITION: All books with wear, surface stains to covers, areas of loss/tears/cracking to leather covers, corners bumped. Pages with toning, acid burn, tears, foxing spots, staining, fraying, to be expected from age. Several with pencil or ink inscriptions from previous owners. 17th item: Pages nearly separated from spine. [See more photos →]

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632Lot 632: 2 Rare New Market, TN Ephemera Items2 Rare New Market, TN Ephemera ItemsLot 632: 2 Rare New Market, TN Ephemera Items

Two (2) Rare New Market, Tennessee paper ephemera items: Henry Clay presidential campaign related newspaper draft/mock up, and 1833 imprint, Dolph's Encomiastic Remarks by Rev. Joshua Lawrence, 1st item: Draft/mock up for The Plain Dealer newspaper, Vol. I, No. 5, dated February 1843, published by A.P. Aston and J. F. Lucas, edited by Simon Pure and Berryann Sincere. The majority of the back page is dedicated to an endorsement of Whig Presidential candidate Henry Clay and affirmation of their political beliefs, writing "…We are not ashamed of our principles. We will maintain them with boldness and fearlessness. As to our political character and principles, we are, and ever have been and ever except to be, purely and genuinely Whigs…" The newspaper also states that they "…single out J[ames] C. Jones, as our choice, for the high trust of Governor of Tenne[s]see…". The front page includes a list of agents for the newspaper, local physicians, and also features poetry and fashion sections. 11 7/8" H x 14 7/8" W. Note: The 1844 United States presidential election was the 15th presidential election, held from Friday, November 1 to Wednesday, December 4, 1844. Democrat James K. Polk defeated Whig Henry Clay in a close contest turning on the controversial issues of slavery and the annexation of the Republic of Texas. Note: Whig candidate James C. Jones (1809-1859) was the tenth governor of Tennessee, and served from October 15, 1841-October 14, 1845. 2nd item: Dolph's Encomiastic Remarks, on a Patriotic Discourse, Delivered at Tarboro, North Carolina, July 4, 1830 by the Reverend Joshua Lawrence, Printed by McEffe and Huffard, New Market, TN, 1833. Six double-sided pages with self wrappers, stitched at spine. 5 1/2" H x 4 1/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The numbers 657 and 698 on the items may refer to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of William Graham (1786-1857), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). CONDITION: Both items with overall toning/acid burn. Possibly with later numerical ink inscriptions. 1st item: Tears, largest 2 5/8", to fold lines and edges of sheet. 2nd item: Pencil inscription top of front wrapper. top and bottom right corners are clipped. [See more photos →]

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633Lot 633: NC Governor and TN Related Land Documents, incl. Landon Carter, Stockley DonelsonNC Governor and TN Related Land Documents, incl. Landon Carter, Stockley DonelsonLot 633: NC Governor and TN Related Land Documents, incl. Landon Carter, Stockley Donelson

North Carolina Governor archive including land grants signed by Landon Carter (1760-1800), Revolutionary War officer, State of Franklin official, and correspondent of George Washington; Colonel Stockley Donelson (1752-1805), brother of Rachel Donelson (wife of President Andrew Jackson), Samuel Ashe, 9th NC Governor (1795-1798), and Richard Caswell, 1st and 5th NC Governor (1776-1780) and (1785-1787), 11 items total. 1st-3rd items: Landon Carter related copies of three (3) survey orders for lands in what is now Washington County, Tennessee, then part of North Carolina, one (1) requested by Landon Carter for John Carter, originally dated September 5, 1783 and two (2) requested by John Carter, originally dated October 27, 1779 and August 19, 1790. Additional notations, one (1) by Prior Lea, Clerk to the Commissioner of East Tennessee, dated May 20, 1817, one (1) by Jacob Pepton, Register of East Tennessee, dated October 20, 1818, and one (1) by William G. Mquatt, Clerk to the Commissioner of East Tennessee, dated June 2, 1872, stating that they are true copies of the original documents. Ink inscriptions, reverse. Ranging in size from 10 1/4" H x 8 1/8" W to 13 3/8" H x 8 1/8" W. Biography: "Landon Carter, Revolutionary War officer and State of Franklin official, was born to John and Elizabeth Carter in Virginia, on January 29, 1760. He moved to northeast Tennessee, now Hawkins County, with his parents in 1770. In 1784 he married eighteen-year-old Elizabeth MacLin, a neighbor in the Watauga settlement, in present-day Carter County. The couple had seven children, one of whom died in infancy. The other six lived in the Carter Mansion in Elizabethton, built either by Landon or by his father in the 1780s. In addition to wealth inherited from his father, Landon was given ten thousand acres by the state of North Carolina. Landon was educated in North Carolina and served in the Revolutionary War as a captain. In 1780 he went with John Sevier on the campaign against the Cherokees and participated at the battle of Boyd's Creek, now in Sevier County. In company with Sevier, Charles Robertson, and Francis Marion, he fought in South Carolina between 1780 and 1782. In 1788 North Carolina appointed Carter a major; in 1790 Governor William Blount made him lieutenant colonel in the Southwest Territory militia; in 1792-93 he rose to the rank of colonel. In government activities, Carter served North Carolina, the State of Franklin, the Southwest Territory, and the State of Tennessee. In 1784 and 1789 Carter represented Washington County in the North Carolina General Assembly. In the unrecognized State of Franklin, he was Speaker of the Senate, member of the Council of State, and secretary of state. Under the territorial government, he served as treasurer of the Washington and Hamilton Districts. He was also in frequent communications with George Washington. He represented Washington County in the Tennessee constitutional convention in 1796. He was a trustee at Martin Academy, now Washington College, and at Greeneville College, now Tusculum College. Carter County, created in 1796, was named for Landon Carter, and the county seat, Elizabethton, was named for his wife. Landon Carter died on June 5, 1800. The Knoxville Gazette of June 25, 1800, called his death 'an irreparable loss.'" (source: "Landon Carter" by W. Calvin Dickinson, Tennessee Encyclopedia, originally published October 8, 2017, https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/landon-carter/). 4th-5th items: Two (2) Governor Samuel Ashe and James Glasgow, 1st North Carolina Secretary of State (1777-1798), signed land documents issued to Revolutionary War veterans, both granting six hundred and forty acres to William King, one (1) as assignee of Edward Deal, and one (1) as assignee of Thomas Curry, both Privates in the Continental Line of NC, in what is now Sumner County, TN, then part of North Carolina, dated December 20, 1795. Signed by Ashe and Young, below. Both with land surveys signed by Robert King, William Lytle, William Durrel, and Stockley Donelson, affixed to seals top left. Additional ink inscription, reverse. Includes a fragment of the top section of another land grant. Both approximately 13 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W. 6th item: Governor Richard Caswell, 1st and 5th Governor of North Carolina (1776-1780) and (1785-1787), signed land document granting Captain William Lytle (1755-1829) "…a tra[c]t of land, containing Two hundred and twenty five Acres…" in Orange County, NC, that was confiscated from the estate of Henry Eustace McCulloh (ca. 1737-ca. 1810) and purchased at public auction by Lytle for three hundred and twenty-five pounds. Witnessed by Richard Caswell, Governor, Captain-General, and Commander in Chief at Kingston, August 11, 1786. Additional ink inscriptions with Caswell signature, reverse. 12 1/4" H x 14 5/8" W. Note: Richard Caswell was the first and fifth governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina, serving from 1776 to 1780 and from 1785 to 1787. He was also major general over all North Carolina militia in 1780 and from 1781 to 1783. Note: William Lytle, of Hillsboro, N.C., was the son of Robert Lytle (1729-1774) and Sarah Mebane Lytle, and served in the Sixth, First, and Fourth regiments of the North Carolina Line during the Revolutionary War. He entered as a lieutenant in 1776, and became a captain in 1779. He moved to Tennessee about 1790 and was granted land for his services during the Revolutionary War. He donated a portion of the land for the original town plat of Murfreesboro, TN. (source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7814521/william-lytle). Biography: Henry Eustace McCulloh (ca. 1737-ca. 1810) was the only son of Henry McCulloh of Turnham Green, Middlesex, England, the largest land speculator in colonial North Carolina. McCulloh served as his father's chief agent and attorney in North Carolina and surveyed many of the tracts in the 1.2-million-acre Huey-Crymble grant, which was in fact controlled by his father. In 1764 Henry Eustace was residing in Orange County and serving as a justice of the peace. With the outbreak of the American Revolution, McCulloh tried to maintain friends on both sides of the Atlantic. To the Loyalist Claims Commission in England he professed his allegiance to the mother country, while in North Carolina (as his son claimed in 1792) he paid and maintained a substitute in the Continental line. James Iredell pleaded with the General Assembly not to confiscate McCulloh's lands because of his service as provincial agent. Nevertheless, the property was confiscated in 1779. Back in England in 1779, Henry Eustace became attorney for North Carolina Loyalists submitting claims to the Crown. He continued to press his own claims for compensation even more strongly after his father's death that June. McCulloh's dealings with the Loyalist Claims Commission were frustrating to him. In 1783 he asserted that he held deeds on over 800,000 acres in North Carolina (primarily in Anson, Guilford, and Rowan counties) and had lost over £1,000 in annual revenues from the various provincial offices he had held. The commission eventually compensated him to a total of £12,047, but he had claimed losses nearly five times that figure. McCulloh, greatly dissatisfied with the settlement, continued to try to get more money from the commission but to no avail. Finally his wife, Udell, wrote to the Claims Commission in September 1807 that her husband had become deranged earlier that year and had been confined to an asylum at Clapton. She had had to sell their house at Lincoln Inn Fields to meet expenses. (source: https://www.ncpedia.org/biography/mcculloh-henry-eustace). 7th item: 1814 Copy of a Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight, 8th Governor of North Carolina (1792-1795), printed and handwritten land document granting five thousand acres of land to Colonel Stockley Donelson and James Ring in what is now Hawkins County, Tennessee, then part of North Carolina, for ten pounds for every hundred acres, facsimile Spaight signature, below, originally dated January 27, 1795, registered October 20, 1798. Additional notation by J. William Alexander, Register of Hawkins County, TN, stating that this is a true and perfect transcript of the original document, dated May 4, 1814. Ink inscriptions, reverse. 13" H x 7 7/8" W. 8th item: 1831 Copy of a Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight handwritten military land document granting one thousand of acres of land to William Tyrrell and Robert King, assignee of the heirs of Lebanon McNeill, a corporal in the continental line of North Carolina, in what is now Davidson County, Tennessee, then part of North Carolina, facsimile Spaight signature, below, originally dated August 27, 1795. Additional notation stating that this is a true and perfect transcript of the original document, dated November 20, 1831. Ink inscriptions, reverse. 12 3/4" H x 8" W. 9th-10th items: Two (2) Colonel Stockley Donelson signed land surveys and plats for lands that were formerly part of North Carolina, now part of Tennessee, including Hawkins County, pertaining to William Lytle, Robert King, Edward Patterson, and more, dated August 20, 1795 and September 14, 1797. Additional ink and pencil inscriptions, reverse. Both approximately 12 1/8" H x 7 1/4" W. 11th item: 1827 Copy of a land document granting two hundred acres of land to George Maxwell in what is now Sullivan County, Tennessee, then part of North Carolina, for fifty shillings for every hundred acre, originally dated October 3, 1782. Additional notation by G.W. Netherland Deputy Register for John Anderson Register of Sullivan County, stating that this is a true and perfect transcript of the original document, dated November 1827, reverse. 12 1/4" H x 7 7/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: All items with areas of toning, acid burning, foxing spots, dampstaining, to be expected from age. 1st-3rd items: Separations, largest 1 1/4", to fold lines. 4th-5th items: Numerous separations to fold lines, largest 11 1/4". Glasgow signatures affected by separations. 6th item: Several areas of separations to fold lines, largest 14 5/8". Holes, largest 2 1/4" x 3/4". Signatures in good, legible condition. Caswell signature to reverse affected by separations. 7th item: Holes, largest 1/2" x 1/2". 8th item: Areas of separations, largest 1 1/4", to fold lines. Holes, largest 1/2", to fold lines. 9th-8th items: 1797 survey with 3 1/2" area of separation to fold line. 1795 survey with 1/2" x 1 1/2" area not present, top right. [See more photos →]

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634Lot 634: Large Early Tennessee Legal Archive, 100 plus itemsLarge Early Tennessee Legal Archive, 100 plus itemsLot 634: Large Early Tennessee Legal Archive, 100 plus items

Approximately one hundred and forty (140) early Tennessee legal documents including sheriff summons, court filings, wills, land surveys, and land grants. Signatures include Colonel Francis A. Ramsey (1764-1820) and Major James Sevier (1764-1847). The documents, dated circa 1793-1871, pertain mainly to the Superior Court in Knoxville, Hamilton District, Jonesborough, Washington, County, Grainger County, and Greene County. 1st item: Colonel Francis A. Ramsey signed document commanding the coroner of Grainger County, TN to take the body of James Conn to the judges at the Superior Court in Knoxville, Hamilton District, TN, with the transcript of a case between Conn and Eliza Wilson, dated March 4, 1808. Biography: Francis Alexander Ramsey was born in Pennsylvania in 1764 to Scotch-Irish parents, and moved to Greene County, Tennessee in 1783. That year, North Carolina (which controlled what is now East Tennessee) opened up Cherokee lands north of the French Broad to settlement, and Ramsey, James White, and several other explorers began making excursions into what is now the Knoxville area in search of new land. He was issued a grant for Swan Pond and its surrounding land in November 1786. Ramsey's rise to prominence in the failed State of Franklin (1784-1788) kept him occupied for the remainder of the decade, and it wasn't until 1792, after he had been appointed clerk for the newly formed Southwest Territory, that he decided to move to Swan Pond, which lay just outside the territory's new capital at Knoxville. London-trained architect Thomas Hope designed the house, and probably built it between 1795 and 1797. 2nd item: Washington County Sessions handwritten document witnessed by Major James Sevier, Clerk, and John A. Aiken, Solicitor, circa 1814-1815. Biography: A Revolutionary War soldier at the age of 16, James Sevier fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain under his father Col. John Sevier, first governor of Tennessee. James Sevier served as Clerk of the Washington County, Tennessee Court for forty-six years; one (1) document witnessed by Valentine Sevier, clerk, Greene County, April 8, 1818. Biography: Valentine Sevier (1780-1854) was the son of Captain Robert Sevier, nephew of General John Sevier. He was a Circuit County Clerk of Greene County for about fifty years. He was buried in Old Harmony Graveyard, Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee. (source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20574894/valentine-sevier). 3rd item: document pertaining to a November 10, 1784 complaint against Colonel Stockley Donelson (1752-1805), brother of Rachel Donelson (wife of President Andrew Jackson), and Archibald Taylor, signed by Jonathan Langdon and John Carter, Washington District, circa March 18, 1802. Lot also includes approximately seventeen (17) documents handwritten and/or witnessed by Peter Parsons, Clerk, Jonesborough, Washington County, dated circa 1812-1818; approximately seven (7) documents handwritten and/or witnessed by James V. Anderson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Jonesborough, Washington County, dated circa 1812-1821; one (1) transcript of a case between Charles Grayham and George Click vs. Ira Green, Washington County, handwritten and witnessed by John Blair, Attorney, John Patton, Justice of the Peace, and others, circa 1813-1817; (2) documents handwritten and/or witnessed by John Kennedy, attorney, dated circa 1815-1817; approximately sixteen (16) documents handwritten and/or witnessed by Dicks Alexander, Clerk and Master of the Court, Rogersville, Hawkins County, dated circa 1809-1852; and one (1) undated document addressed to "the good people of Grainger Jefferson & Hawkins County" pertaining to several crimes that were committed by William Rayl, his sons, and associates for several years, including "…Burning houses and stables stabing[sic] maiming killing & poisoning stock in a most cruel manner all of which was done in the night time when the honest citizens were a sleep…" The rest of the document continues to elaborate on the crimes and the restitution paid by some of the men who perpetrated the crimes, including F.W. Taylor and G.G. Taylor; and more. All housed in a three ring binder. Note: The first resident attorneys of prominence were John Kennedy, John A. Aiken, Peter Parsons and John Blair. Kennedy came to Jonesborough from Pennsylvania soon after Tennessee was admitted as a State, and continued to live in the town until the Ocoee purchase was made in 1836. He was then appointed one of the deputy surveyors of that district, and moved to Bradley County. Peter Parsons was the brother of Enoch Parsons, who was a candidate for governor in 1819. He was a resident of Jonesborough for several years and afterward removed to Alabama. John Blair came to the bar about 1812, and soon gained a high reputation as a sound lawyer and an honest man. In 1823 he defeated John Rhea for Congress, and for twelve consecutive years thereafter he held a seat in that body. After his retirement from office he engaged in merchandising, and also kept a hotel, which now forms part of the Washington House. Aiken was admitted to the bar about 1810, and practiced at Jonesboro until his death with the exception of a few years when he resided at Maryville. Among the other attorneys resident at Jonesboro in 1833, were James V. Anderson. He was the first named clerk of the circuit court, and was not actively engaged in the practice of law. Mark T. Anderson, his son, died soon after coming to the bar. (source: http://sites.rootsweb.com/~tncjones/goodspeed.htm). Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears, to be expected from age. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. One land grant with modern paper backing. [See more photos →]

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635Lot 635: Large TN & WV Taylor / Feamster Family ArchiveLarge TN & WV Taylor / Feamster Family ArchiveLot 635: Large TN & WV Taylor / Feamster Family Archive

Large early Tennessee and West Virginia archive of approximately four hundred (400) items related to the Taylor and Feamster families, including letters, postcards, empty envelopes, bills, tax receipts, photographs, and other ephemera, dated circa 1829-1934, including Civil War, Slave taxes, the 1918 Flu Pandemic, and World War I. The Taylors were a prominent family that lived in Russellville and Morristown, Hamblen and Jefferson County, Tennessee and the Feamsters were a prominent family that lived in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The two families intermarried when Laura Ann Feamster Taylor (1860-1947) married Franklin Walter "F. W." Taylor (1854-1919) in 1890. 1st-88th items: Group of approximately eighty-eight (88) World War I era related letters, postcards, and empty envelopes dating circa 1911-1920 related to Joseph "Feamster" Taylor (1892-1965), who served as private in the 105th Field Signal Battalion and then transferred to the Quartermaster Depot at Camp Sevier in Greeneville, South Carolina. Approximately forty (40) of the letters are correspondence between Feamster while he was at Camp Sevier in Greeneville, South Carolina, and his parents Franklin Walter "F. W." Taylor and Laura Ann Feamster Taylor, Morristown, Tennessee, circa 1917-1919. In the letters he describes his daily duties, his purchasing of Liberty Bonds, as well as descriptions of the Spanish Flu quarantine in the camp and in Greeneville. On October 5, 1918 he writes" I have heard of an officer and 2 nurses who have died from the flu in the past 2 days. Capt. Gillespie is in the hospital with the flu and there are several men in my co[mpany] who have it or are getting over it." Many of the letters from Feamster are written on Knights of Columbus or Y.M.C.A. stationary. The World War I correspondence also includes a letter to Feamster from his father while he was stationed at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, GA, approximately fourteen (14) letters, primarily from his mother and his aunt Catherine "Kittie" Ann Taylor Miller (1852-1951), and five (5) letters from Feamster while he was working in Oklahoma to his mother, all dated circa 1917. Also included are approximately fifteen (15) letters primarily written by his father and mother, several on Fairmount, Morristown, TN stationery, to Feamster while he was attending Washington and Lee University in Alexandria, VA, with one (1) letter from his brother Franklin William Taylor (1891-1975) while he was in Dallas, Texas, circa 1912-1913. The letters primarily discuss Feamster's spending habits and academic progress. Approximately five (5) miscellaneous letters and ephemera items are also included, such as one (1) letter from his sister Laura Ellen Taylor Harrell (1895-1984) while she was attending school in Danville, TN, dated 1911 and one (1) letter from the University of Tennessee Bursar's Office listing Freshman class fees for a total of $53, dated 1914. Most letters include original envelopes. 89th-194th items: Group of approximately one hundred and five (105) Feamster letters, postcards, empty envelopes, bills, tax and other receipts, dated circa 1840-1880, including Civil War era. The majority of the items pertain to Joseph McClung Feamster (1799-1877), his wife Sarah Ann Craig Feamster (1823-1891), their children Laura Ann Feamster Taylor and Joseph Samuel Feamster (1863-1885), their ward Bettie McClung, and other family members and acquaintances. The forty-two (42) letters mostly discuss family matters, including several letters to and from Laura, writing from Augusta Female Seminary, Staunton, VA, addressing her need for money, circa 1880. Also includes nineteenth (22) tax receipts paid by Joseph Feamster to the Sheriff of Greenbrier County, dated 1848-1875, several of which include taxes on slaves ranging from 38 cents to 120 cents and a Sheriff of Greenbrier County summons for Joseph Feamster and others, dated 1868. Most letters include original envelopes. 195th-358th items: Group of approximately one hundred and sixty-three (163) Taylor family letters, envelopes, postcards, and receipts, dated circa 1844-1908. The majority of the items pertain to Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr. (1810-1886), his wife Eliza Jane Graham Taylor (1821-1897), Russellville and Morristown, TN, their children Confederate soldier Samuel Milton Taylor (1842-1875), Private, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company E (see Lot 719), Franklin Walter "F. W." Taylor, Louise "Lula" Kershaw Taylor Forgey (1863-1932), Catherine "Kittie" Ann Taylor Miller, Franklin's brother Walter Caldwell Taylor (1827-1868), Eliza's sister Mary Shields Graham Nance (1824-1907), Franklin Jr.'s daughter Laura Ellen Taylor Harrell (1895-1984), and other family members and acquaintances. The letters mostly discuss family matters, including twenty-one (21) post Civil War letters sent between Samuel Milton Taylor, Atlanta, Georgia, and his parents, circa 1874-1875, several sent between Louise Forgey and Catherine Miller, Yellow Store, TN, and their parents, circa 1879-1884. Another letter sent from Catherine, Winchester, TN, to her mother Eliza, Russellville, TN, references a speech made by General John Calvin Brown (1827-1889) circa 1870. The latest letter dates to 1908 and was written by Catherine Miller to her nephew, F. W. Taylor Jr., detailing her recent trip to Kristiania, Norway. Also includes a group of twelve (12) postcards concerning both business and family related matters, dating from 1879-1881, ten (10) are addressed to F. W. Taylor, with correspondents such as Ellen Holsom, Hon. N. Hacken, G. Taylor, possibly a sibling of F. W. Taylor Sr., A. J. Mountcastle, W. R. Hicks, and B. A. M. Farlance, and a group of nine (9) business related correspondence, including letters, receipts, and two checks, most are addressed to F. W. Taylor. Many letters include original envelopes. 359th-400th: Group of approximately forty-two (42) photographic images and ephemera related to the Taylor and Feamster families, dated 1829-1935, including one (1) photographic image of Fairmount, the Morristown, TN home of Franklin Walter "F. W." Taylor, Laura Ann Feamster Taylor, and their children, dated circa 1902, two (2) photographic images of an early 20th century football team, one (1) identifying Joseph "Feamster" Taylor and Franklin William Taylor as team members in the front row, two (2) photographic Lookout Mountain, TN souvenir, circa 1888, one (1) WII era photograph of a young man in uniform, possibly Feamster, one (1) leather bound autograph album belonging to Laura Ann Feamster Taylor, circa 1888, one (1) Grainger County, TN marriage certificate between Aaron Bean and Catharine Careviles, dated 1829, and more. Most items are housed in an old Cheroots cigars box. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition, paper ephemera with toning, dampstaining, foxing spots, insect damage tears, to be expected from age. Two letters with pest chew. [See more photos →]

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636Lot 636: Early Washington County, East TN Archive, 45 itemsEarly Washington County, East TN Archive, 45 itemsLot 636: Early Washington County, East TN Archive, 45 items

Early East Tennessee archive of forty-five (45) documents, manuscripts and photographs related to the Bowers Family of Jonesborough and Boones Creek, Washington County, TN. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) land related documents, including one (1) land survey plat, detailing the land belonging to the Bowers family and the Ellis family, dated circa March 9, 1822 – October 6, 1824. 4th-29th items: Twenty-six (26) letters and other documents related to members of the Bowers family, including Levi, Lawrence, Henry, Joshua, and Solomon Bowers, primarily from Jonesborough, Washington County, TN, dated September 23, 1822 to January 31, 1899, including one (1) writ signed by Levi as Justice of the Peace, dated August 26, 1834, one (1) offer from Levi to teach “…an English School at Boone Creek Meetinghouse one quarter or sixty days…” dated April 4, 1831. 30th-41st items: Twelve (12) receipts, compositions, promissory notes pertaining to various individuals, including members of the Bowers family, dated December 1810 – July 8, 1870, including a pre Civil War speech titled “Human Greatne[s]s,” delivered by A.P. Taylor on May 31, 1860, in Boon[e]s Creek, Washington County. The speech reads “Let us look back upon the ages of the past and view the towering eminences of human greatne[s]s that lift up their giant heads and refuse to be banished by time in any of his future round…Our attention is caught by the eloquence that drops from the lips of the illustrious sons of Italy and Greece…” 42nd-45th items: Four (4) photographic images of Boones Creek, TN, dated circa January 1, 1898, including one (1) depicting the Baptist Church and one (1) labeled “Katie Kirkpatrick / Jan 1, 1898 / Boon Tree” en verso. Provenance: descended in the family to present consignor. A related archive, also having to do with the Bowers family, sold in our January, 2019 auction. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, dampstaining, areas of loss, to be expected from age. Areas of rat chew to some letters, smearing to ink, rendering them illegible. [See more photos →]

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637Lot 637: 6 Ledgers, Likely Related to Cheeks Cross Roads, TN6 Ledgers, Likely Related to Cheeks Cross Roads, TNLot 637: 6 Ledgers, Likely Related to Cheeks Cross Roads, TN

Six (6) ledgers likely pertaining to Cheek's Cross Roads, Tennessee, or an earlier store, ranging in date from 1779-1877, including one (1) dated circa 1779-1781, beginning with Alexander Bean and ending with Samuel Crawford; one (1) dated circa 1819, beginning with John MacFarlane and ending with Dr. William Kear, with entries for members of the Graham family, including William Graham (see Lot 638); one (1) dated circa 1845-1846, beginning with Samuel(?) Cole and ending with William and Toliver Robinson; one (1) dated circa 1850-1852, beginning with William M. Barton and ending with Josiah Young, lists the names of several family members including Alexander, Dyers, Eckel, and more, includes partial separated marbled paper cover; one (1) dated circa 1848-1855, beginning with John Evans and ending with Thomas Casey, also includes Mexican-American war (1846-1848) related inscriptions regarding land warrants for soldiers, soldier with discharge, and Captain's Certificate written by John J.R. Latey, Captain, 3rd Regiment Tennessee Volunteers, Company G, Knoxville, dated August 29, 1848, includes partial separated grey paper cover; and one (1) dated circa 1867-1877, beginning with Christian Reiff and ending with Charles Cheatham, with entries for F.W. Taylor. The entries show that the store sold a wide variety of goods, including books, dry goods, farm implements, foodstuffs, hardware and tools, equine equipment, housewares, medicines, a few musical instruments, personal care items, and luxury items, including silk gloves. Ranging in size from 5 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W x 5/8" D to 13" H x 8 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: Located in what is now Hamblen County, TN, Cheeks Cross Roads was acquired by Jesse Cheek as part of a Hawkins County, TN land grant in 1789 along the intersection of Stage Road coming from Abingdon, VA and Kentucky Road between Kentucky and the Carolinas. He built a general merchandise store in about 1795 that was later expanded to add stock pens for cattle hogs, mules, and horses. The store and all 200 acres of the Cheeks Roads property were purchased by David Deaderick and William Conway, both of Hawkins County, TN, from Jesse Cheek, recorded as being from Jefferson County, TN, on a deed of sale dated November 23, 1801, for the sum of $1800, witnessed by Charles T. Porter and David Wendel. The new owners of the store built a two-story brick structure that opened in 1802 near the original wooden structure. Conway left the partnership in 1804, and David Wendel joined Deaderick, who was operating out of Jonesborough, TN, in the business. Wendel left the partnership in 1817 to move to Murfreesboro, and Deaderick's son, David Anderson Deaderick (1797-1873), took over. The property remained in the Deaderick family after the death of the original David and was operated by his sons. By 1833, it had passed to James William Deaderick (1812-1890), another son of the original David. However, he was not a successful businessman and the Panic of 1837 contributed to the failure of the business. Afterwards, James Deaderick studied law and then served on the Tennessee Supreme Court. In 1844, Franklin W. Taylor bought the property from the Bank of Rogersville and operated the store with a variety of partners, including Hughes O. Taylor and Leeper Long. The brick store built by Deaderick and Conway and remnants of the wooden store built by Cheek were still standing in 1915 when Franklin Taylor showed Mr. McClung and Dr. George Mellon the location of the original Cheek's Cross Roads. While there are currently no visible signs of these early structures, there is a Tennessee Historical Commission marker at the site of the old store. (see: https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wm57MF_Cheeks_Crossroads_1B_36). CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, toning, dampstaining, tears, to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

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638Lot 638: William Graham Early TN Archive, incl. Slave DeedWilliam Graham Early TN Archive, incl. Slave DeedLot 638: William Graham Early TN Archive, incl. Slave Deed

Early Jefferson and Grainger County Tennessee archive of approximately fifty (50) paper ephemera items related to William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), including slave bill of sale, dated 1858. 1st item: Slave and land title bond bill of sale between William Graham's daughters and their husbands Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr. (1810-1886) and Eliza Jane Graham Taylor (1821-1897) and Calvin Bird Nance (1813-1879) and Mary Shields Graham Nance (1824-1907) and members of the Moon family, Jefferson County, TN, October 28, 1857. The document begins by recording the sale of a "…negro girl Mary Jane commonly called Ann for fourteen hundred and fifty dollars bearing date Oct 28 1857 also by six notes of hand bearing Interest from date Interested to be paid accordingly…", the remainder of the document details tracts of land to be sold. Witnessed by F. E. Taylor and C. B. Nance. 12 1/8" H x 14 1/2" W. 2nd item: Land deed between George Turnley and William Graham, Jefferson County, TN, dated June 14, 1825, obverse. Land survey conducted for a tract of William Graham's for Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr. and Calvin Bird Nance, dated November 9, 1857, after William's passing on September 17, 1857, reverse. 12 1/8" H x 7 1/2" W. 3rd item: Fragment of a circa 1773-1782 receipt or ledger made out to Graham and other individuals, possibly for a repair shop, listing items and amounts, the first line reading "…made his iron weight 6 lbs 030…" 4 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W. 4th item: Copy of a land survey by John Brown of fifty acres of land in Jefferson County, Tennessee, Fifth District, belonging to William Graham, entered by Brown's deputy James Campbell, on December 30, 1815, No. 1580. 9 3/4" H x 7 7/8" W. 5th item: Document with two (2) sheriff summons issued by William Graham as a Justice of the Peace, Jefferson County, both dated April 17, 1826. 12 1/4" H x 8" W. 6th item: State of Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, Dandridge, Jefferson County, document, dated December 1832, granting William Graham the "…full power by these presents well and truly to collect and to take into your possession, all singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits…" of his deceased father George Graham (1756-1832) "…hereby requiring you to make, or cause to be made, and returned to our side court, within ninety days, a true and perfect inventory…and also, to render a true and clear account of said administration when thereto required." Witnessed by Joseph Hamilton, Clerk. 12 1/2" H x 8 1/8" W. 7th-8th items: Two (2) Grainger County and Jefferson County, TN land deeds, dated between 1857-1858, including one (1) between William G. Dearborn and Coleman M. Witt, indicating that Witt paid $5 for a tract of in Civil District No. 1, witnessed by William A. Harris, Thomas R. Read, and William G. Schow, dated February 28, 1858. Received and registered by S. R. Culver, Registrar, in April 1858, witnessed by James K. McAnnally, Clerk of Grainger County. Both approximately 12 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W. 9th item: Two (2) documents related to the Sartain Family of Jefferson County, TN, specifically pertaining to the relatives of Betsy Sartain signing over their rights to their deceased mother's estate to her, dated January 29, 1827. One (1) of the documents is witnessed by Dr. Samuel Shields (1802-1888). Both approximately 12 1/2" H x 7 5/8" W. 10th item: Legal document indicating that Hannibal Donaldson and Preston Franklin of Jefferson County, TN have purchased the "…full and exclusive right of making constructing using and vending to others to be used in the counties of Jefferson and Sevier and not elsewhere, a machine for crushing corn with the cobs, which improvement was patented unto Samuel K. Guantt as the original inventor, under the great seal of the United States bearing date the 25th day of May 1827…" and have granted William Graham and his heirs the rights, etc. to the machine for the sum of three dollars, dated April 2, 1829. Signed by Donaldson and Franklin, attested by Cathy Schorn. 12 1/2" H x 7 7/8" W. 11th-16th items: Six (6) Jefferson County, TN court related documents, including four (4) written or witnessed by Joseph Hamilton, Clerk, dated 1820-1831. Ranging in size from 4 1/2" H x 7 7/8" W to 6 1/4" H x 7 7/8" W. 17th-19th items: Three (3) Jefferson County, TN legal related documents, including one (1) document detailing a lawsuit between William Graham and John Walden, dated between 1820-1855. Ranging in size between 9 1/2" H x 14 3/8" W to 12 1/4" H x 7 3/4" W. 20th-23rd items: Four (4) handwritten letters to William Graham, including one (1) from his son in law Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr., dated between 1822-1857. Ranging in size between 7" H x 8" W to 11 3/4" H x 7 5/8" W. 24th-26th items: Three (3) miscellaneous documents, including one (1) bifolium document describing the land comprising Seven Islands, TN, one (1) listing the Heads of Families in the 11th Common School District, and one (1) handwritten document with the Christian wedding ceremony script, possibly in William Graham's hand. Ranging in size from 8" H x 6 5/8" W to 11 3/4" H x 15" W. 27th-49th items: Approximately twenty-three (23) receipts, promissory notes, bills, and other financial related documents pertaining to William Graham, dated between 1818-1857. 50th item: One (1) associated brown leather document holder with a paper label reading "238". Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The leather document holder is included on an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of William Graham (1786-1857), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015), as number 238. CONDITION: All items with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears, to be expected from age. Paper items in overall good, legible condition. 1st item: 3/4" tear to center fold line. [See more photos →]

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639Lot 639: 1859 VA Letter Written by Slave named Mariah (2 items)1859 VA Letter Written by Slave named Mariah (2 items)Lot 639: 1859 VA Letter Written by Slave named Mariah (2 items)

Two (2) Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one (1) written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890), Prince Edward County, Virginia, to her daughter. 1st item: ALS. One page handwritten letter from Mariah to Winney, her daughter, dated March 30, 1859. The letter, written shortly after Mariah was sold to Musgrove, reads "My dear little daughter I will take the opportunity to write you a few lines this leav[e] me well and I hope it will find you the same I am verry[sic] well [satisfied] with my home, but want to see you so bad, I am sold, I wo[u]ld bin[sic] so glad to of seen you before I left but co[u]ld not…wo[u]ld not let me go, but I am happ[y] to tell you I have a good master and a good home, I am sorry to be parted from you, but glad to tell you I have a good home, tell Mrs Sarrah I wo[u]ld like to gone to staid[sic] with her but they wo[u]ld not let me go, said they had [enough] negroes to wait on them without me…tell her she must take good care of you, I believe she will, and you must be a good girl, and if we are parted her[e] I hope we will not be when we leav[e] this world I hope we will meet in a better one than this, they can part us her[e] but…they can't part us in the other world, give my love to my white ones and all of my friends and accept a large portion for yourself, from your devoted mother Mariah". An additional note at the bottom reads "direct our letter to Princes depot Prince Edward cty Va and to Mr James V Musgrov[e]." Writing en verso reads "From Mariah a slave to her daughter." 11 5/8" H x 7 3/8" W. Biography: James Vincent Musgrove (son of Alexander Musgrove and Mary Lucy (Polly) Morris) was born June 18, 1814 in Culpepper, Orange County, Virginia, and died August 01, 1890 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He married Caroline Jeannette Craddock on August 23, 1842 in Amelia County, Virginia, daughter of James Craddock, and had four children. He was listed as a merchant in the 1860 U.S. Census and was recorded as having a female domestic by the name of Mary [presumably Mariah] in his household. He enlisted March 16, 1863, Lynchburg, VA and served in the Confederate Army as a Private, Captain Schumaker's Group, Stuart's Light Horse Artillery. His second marriage was to Virginia Schumaker, date unknown. He was buried in the Old Methodist Churchyard, in Prince Edward County, Virginia. (source: https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/m/u/s/Jennevieve-Hancock-Musgrove/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0007.html). 2nd item: ALS. One page double-sided handwritten letter from Susan Craig, Yancey Mills, Crozet, Virginia to her sister Sarah Ann Craig Feamster (1823-1891), Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, dated May 19, 1859. Susan mostly discusses family matters, however she does reference Mariah's recent sale and discusses her daughter Winney writing "…I heard Sam Steele had soald[sic] Mariah and they wanted mother to send them Winney she beged[sic] Mother to sell her rather than send her there so she did not make her go…" Address panel and traces of red wax seal en verso. 12 1/8" H x 8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Both items in overall good, legible condition. 1st item: Minor staining, largest 1/8", left center of sheet. Tears to fold lines, largest 1/4". 2nd item: Minor staining, largest 1", center of sheet. 1/2" resulting from wax seal, lower center of sheet. [See more photos →]

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640Lot 640: 6 Slave Documents, incl. 1853 Trust for 25 Slaves6 Slave Documents, incl. 1853 Trust for 25 SlavesLot 640: 6 Slave Documents, incl. 1853 Trust for 25 Slaves

Six (6) Slave related documents, including one (1) 1853 bill of trust for twenty-five slaves and land, one (1) 1838 bill of sale for three slaves, court documents, and letter. 1st item: Slave and land deed of trust between Robert S. Mills and Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr. (1810-1886), Grainger County, Tennessee, "…for a certain tract or parcel of land…containing nine hundred and eighty one and a half acres…Also the following named [negroes], slaves, twenty five in number of the following names to Wit, Shederick, Martin, Aaron, Moses, Marcus, Rufus, William & his wife Sarah & their three children Viz, Allis, Osca[r], and Melinda, also Lucy, Mary & Rabieca_which slaves I have this day purchased from the said Obidiah Boaz_Also ten other negro slaves of the following name to wit, Sarah & her five children, namely, Albert, Manuel, Harry, Amanda, & Margaret, also, Molly, Jane, Henry & Robert_which I warrant healthy and sound, (except Rufus which I do not warrant sound) and slaves for life…" Signed by Robert S. Mills, Harmon G. Lea, J. E. Corley, and R. Mitchell, dated March 5, 1853. Additional signed by James C. Clark, Clerk and Issace M. Lowe, Register, Grainger County, TN, dated June 6, 1853. 12 5/8" H x 8 1/4" W. 2nd item: Slave bill of sale between Samuel Rigg and Lewis Rigg for three slaves, an adult male named Jerry, a girl named Jane, and a boy named Francis, for a total of eleven hundred and twenty-five dollars, dated December 29, 1838. The slaves are described as "…a certain lot of Negroes Black Coloured Slaves…Jerry aged thirty four years Jane aged eleven years Francis aged five years sinsible[sic] and sound in boddy[sic]…" Signed by Samuel Rigg, with additional signatures by J. Jarnagin, John Rigg, and Charles McKinny, below. Additional ink inscriptions, reverse. 12" H x 8" W. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) documents pertaining to a lawsuit brought forth by James Dale against Francis Mayberry, involving the purchase of a nine year old slave boy from Leroy Taylor and the sale of a plantation to David Russell, one (1) oath of James Dale witnessed by Samuel Porrel, one of the Justices of the Superior Courts of Law, Hamilton District, dated October 15, 1807, and one (1) answer of Frances Mayberry, witnessed by Matthew Campbell, Justice of the Peace, Grainger County, August 29, 1808. 5th item: Slave related ALS. One page handwritten letter from Margaret Hanna, Henderson, Knox County, Illinois, dated January 16, 1860. She writes "I [enclose] you the deed to the land I own in Nicholas which I also want you to deed to [B. H. Robinson] I intend to deed it to him here by consulting a Lawyer I found the deed was not in me it is in you. My reason for doing this is that I have understood that White was a going to…me on the Bill of Sale of them Negroes. And it is impo[s]sible for me to attend a suit [there] although the Negroes were just as they were represented on the Bill of Sale…" Signed Margaret Hanna. 12 1/8" H x 7 7/8" W. 6th item: Testimony of Hezikiah Hamblen, handwritten bifolium transcribed by Dicks Alexander, Clerk and Master of the Court, Rogersville, Hawkins County, dated April 29, 1831, in a case between John Buler and James P. Millearty regarding the sale of slaves during the summer of 1828. He states that the slaves were not offered for slave the afternoon he was there and that he "…went there monthly to catch a bargain, if a bargain was going…" when asked by the defendant Millearty if he would have paid five hundred dollars, he answered "…I think not, the old negroes were such as I never buy…" Hamblen and Alexander's signatures, below. Additional ink inscriptions by Alexander with traces of red wax seal, reverse. 12 1/8" H x 15 1/2" W. Note: See Lot 634 for other documents related to Alexander. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition, with toning, dampstaining, foxing spots, to be expected from age. 5th item: Areas of separation, largest 2 1/4" to fold lines. 6th item: Holes, largest 1" x 1", to reverse. [See more photos →]

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641Lot 641: KY Ex-Slave Record plus 1853 Law Book, Lincoln interestKY Ex-Slave Record plus 1853 Law Book, Lincoln interestLot 641: KY Ex-Slave Record plus 1853 Law Book, Lincoln interest

Ex- Slave Record for Patsy Johnson of Hardin County, Kentucky, together with a Livingston's Law Register, 1853, containing reference to Abraham Lincoln, 2 items total. 1st item: "Ex-Slave Record" partially printed "duplicate" document petitioning the U.S. Government for "benevolent charity" and for "legislation favorable to the alemoration of same of the hardships and exposures now being undergone by a class of American citizens who were freed to give their early life to others without pay," by former slave Patsy Johnson of Elizabethtown, KY. Recorded and attested at "The Supreme National Chamber" in Washington, DC May 3, 190_ (last numeral illegible), approved and signed by S.P. Mitchell, Commissioner I.L. Walton, and Solicitor Lucy Winters__. Partial gilt seal lower left. 8 1/2" H x 6" W. Note: in the late 1800s, several organizations across various former slave states were formed to campaign for pensions and other forms of reparations for freed slaves in the United States. Although our research has not uncovered the full name of the N.I. Council (or the AAS and CAF) referred to in this document, we are aware of a similar organization, the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association (MRB&PA). It was led by a freed Tennessee slave from Rutherford County named Callie House in an effort to provide compensation for old and infirm former slaves. Despite a lack of evidence, the The Federal Post Office accused the MRB&PA of fraud, prompting a Justice Dept. investigation that culminated in House being sentenced to prison. Her arrest dampened the reparations movement, although it continued in a weakened state until the Depression. 2nd item: LIVINGSTON'S LAW REGISTER by John Livingston, published at the office of The Law Magazine, New York, 1853, and listing "Every Lawyer In the United States." Future president Abraham Lincoln is listed on page 90, practicing in Springfield, Illinois. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering. 9" H x 6" W. CONDITION: 1st item: Toning, fading and edge chipping, tape repair at centerfold. 2nd item: chipping to spine, some scuffs to cover, toning to pages, overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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642Lot 642: TN Governor Signed Land Grant Archive + BroadsideTN Governor Signed Land Grant Archive + BroadsideLot 642: TN Governor Signed Land Grant Archive + Broadside

Tennessee Governor archive including Willie Blount, 3rd Governor (1809-1815), Joseph McMinn, 4th Governor (1815-1821), James C. Jones, 10th Governor (1841-1845), and Aaron V. Brown, 11th Governor (1857-1859) signed land grants and related documents, plus legal broadside and land warrant ledger, 10 items total. 1st item: Governor Willie Blount and Secretary William Grainger Blount (1784-1827) signed land document granting Frances Dalzell one hundred acres in Hawkins County, TN, dated June 12, 1812. Signed by both Blounts, below. 15 1/4" H x 12 1/4" 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: Governor James Chamberlain Jones and Secretary John S. Young (1839-1847) signed land document granting John Williams two hundred acres in Hawkins County, TN, dated November 12, 1841. Signed by Jones and Young, below. 16" H x 11 3/8" W. 3rd item: Governor Aaron Venable Brown printed and handwritten signed land document granting War of 1812 veteran Lewis Davis (b. 1790), 39th Infantry Regiment, two thousand acres of land in Hawkins County, entered December 3, 1836, surveyed February 10, 1838, witnessed by Brown and John S. Young, Secretary of State, April 2, 1847, below. Printed and handwritten notation stating that it has been entered by W.T. Jones, Register Land Office for Tennessee, reverse. Approximately 18" H x 11 5/8" W. Note: The 39th United States Infantry was a regiment of the regular Army. It was authorized on January 29, 1813, and recruited in East Tennessee by Col. Williams. It was commanded by Colonel John Williams, who had previously led the Mounted Volunteers of East Tennessee. 4th item: Former Governor Joseph McMinn signed agreement between McMinn of the Cherokee Agency and William Tait and George Painter to make rails at the rates of fifty cents per one hundred in Tennessee money, signed by all three with an additional witness, dated November 15, 1824. 12 3/4" H x 7 7/8" W. Note: Following his term as governor, McMinn served as an agent to the Cherokee for the United States government. 5th item: Broadside printed on paper titled Rules of the Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals of the State of Tennessee, relative to taking Deposition, detailing the procedures that were adopted November 1812 in Knoxville, February Term 1813 in Nashville, and November Term 1816 in Rogersville. Additional printed and handwritten section granting David Shaver Sr. (1776-1857) and Samuel Rhea (1795-1863) "…full power an authority to examine all witnesses whatsoever, as well on behalf of Elizabeth Foster and others complaint as of Benjamin Foster and others defendants…" witnessed by Peter Parson, Clerk, and Dicks Alexander, Clerk and Master of the Court, Rogersville, Hawkins County, dated May 1, 1825, below. Additional ink inscriptions, reverse. 12 5/8" H x 15 1/2" W. Note: See Lot 634 for other documents related to Parsons and Alexander. 6th item: Clerk and Master's Office of Rogersville, TN Report as to Distribution of the Funds of Among the Legates of Governor Joseph McMinn's deed, with Orville Bradley, the executor of McMinn's will, dated April 11, 1853. 27 page document with sewn spine, the first few pages describe the document contents, the majority of the document listing names of people, including McMinn family members and other individuals with amounts of paid and unpaid funds. 12 3/4" H x 8" W x 1/8" D. 7th-8th items: Two (2) ALS. Two page handwritten bifoliums. To Governor Joseph McMinn, Hawkins County, TN, from John and Nancy Kinkead Long, Kentucky, relatives of Rebecca Kincade, McMinn's second wife, dated July 13, 1820 and December 25, 1822. They mostly write about family and friends, however the 1822 letter mentions that "…a law has been passed for the burning of Seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars of the Common-Wealth Money, a law to repeal the charter of the Kentucky bank…" in response to the Panic of 1819. Traces of red wax to address panels. 7 7/8" H x 12 1/2" W to 10 1/8" H x 15 1/2" W. 9th item: Duplicate bill of sale handwritten record between Joseph McMinn and James Mitchell for goods including potatoes, vinegar, and whiskey for a total of two thousand three hundred and seventy-seven dollars, dated June 6, 1824. Later ink inscription stating that James Mitchell "…has made an oath that the above account is just & true…" sworn before George Covill, acting Justice of the Peace, McMinn County, dated November 12, 1825, signed by Mitchell and Covill. Additional notation stating that this is a duplicate for the records of Orville Bradley, the executor of McMinn's will, dated December 3, 1825, below. Additional ink inscriptions, reverse. 12 5/8" H x 7 1/2" W. 10th item: Hardbound ledger with marbled paper sides with approximately twelve pages listing Land Warrants located by Taylor Eckel & Carmichael, recording "To whom issued," "date," "No. of Acres," "No.," "Cost per Acre," and "of whom purchasing." One example is as follows "William H. Dewitt, Feby 15th 1856 1,20, 47.492, $1.00, A.J. Fletcher." 12 1/4" H x 4 1/8" W x 3/4" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition, with toning, dampstaining, foxing spots, to be expected from age. 1st item: 3" x 2 1/2" section, including seal, not present top left. Signature in good, legible condition. 2nd item: 2 1/4" hole, possibly insect damage, to center left fold line. Signatures slightly affected by dampstaining. 3rd item: Overall toning, dampstaining, foxing spots, separations to fold lines. Lower sections of document separated from top portion, affecting Young signature, Brown signature intact but slightly affected by dampstaining. 4th item: McMinn signature in overall good, legible condition. Tear, largest 1", to fold lines. 7th-8th items: 1/2" tear, center left of 1822 letter. Two tears, largest 1/8", near wax seal of 1820 letter.10th item: Areas of wear, loss to spine, largest 1/2". [See more photos →]

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643Lot 643: 13 Historical Tennessee Related Documents, W.B. Campbell, W.B. Carter13 Historical Tennessee Related Documents, W.B. Campbell, W.B. CarterLot 643: 13 Historical Tennessee Related Documents, W.B. Campbell, W.B. Carter

Thirteen (13) historical letters and documents, most signed, including William Bowen Campbell, William Blount Carter, Parry Wayne Humphreys, Samuel Cole Williams, and more. 1st item: Autographed document (AD), unsigned with clipped signature. One page quarto handwritten document from William Bowen Campbell, Governor of Tennessee, Colonel in the Mexican-American War, Union Brigadier General in the Civil War, member of the United States House of Representatives, Camp at Lomita, dated August 2, 1846, Manuscript copy of a general order with corrections, printed copy would have been made from this manuscript, giving orders for the soldiers to "…keep within the line of sentinels and not to leave the encampment without leave in writing…" Countersigned by Adolphus Heiman, Adjutant of the First Regiment Tennessee Volunteers, with Campbell's clipped autograph from another document affixed below reading "WB Campbell." Later pencil inscription top right corner. 10" H x 8" W. 2nd item: Autographed document signed (ADS). One page oblong 12mo handwritten promissory note from William Blount Carter (1792-1848), member of the United States House of Representatives and Tennessee General Assembly, Carter County planter, and Colonel in the United States Army during the War of 1812, Jonesborough, TN, dated October 2, 1843, to Robert Love for "….twenty five hundred pounds of merchantable bar iron delivered at my forge on Roanes Creek…" signed "Wm: B Carter (seal)." later pencil inscription below signature. 4 1/2" H x 9 1/4" W. 3rd item: Autographed letter signed (ALS). One and one half page bifolium handwritten letter from Parry Wayne Humphreys (c. 1777-1839), member of the Tennessee Senate and United States House of Representatives, attorney, judge, and namesake of Humphery's County, TN, Jackson, TN, dated February 16, 1836, to Colonel Robert Love, Nashville, TN, regarding the collection of a debt. Address panel to back page. Later pencil inscription, top right corner of first page. 10" H x 16" W. 4th-7th items: Four (4) correspondences between Samuel Cole Williams (1864-1947), jurist, historian, author of numerous historical monograms, attorney, educator, and businessman, Johnson City, TN, and Katherine K Ewing, Nashville historian and genealogical researcher, dated from August 11-25, 1944, including one (1) TLS, two page letter from Cole, one (1) ALS, one page double sided letter from Cole, and two (2) carbon copies of unsigned typed letters from Ewing, all regarding historical figures John Cockrill and Ann Robertson. Ranging in size from 10 5/8" H x 7 3/8" W to 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W. 8th item: Autographed letter signed (ALS). One page handwritten letter from Augustus Herman Pettibone (1835-1918), member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1884, personal letter written on House of Representatives letterhead. Signed "A.H. Pettibone" below. Later pencil inscription, top right corner. 8 5/8" H x 5 3/8" W. 9th item: Typed autographed letter (TLS), one page typed letter from Frank Goad Clement, Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, TN, dated April 11, 1956, to Patricia Ann Lahr, Marion, Indiana, regarding an autographed picture that she had requested. Signed "Frank G Clement" below. Later pencil inscription, top right corner. 8 1/4" H x 7 3/8" W. 10th-12th items: Three (3) autographed letters (AL), two (2) signed, two or three page handwritten letters from Stanley Fitzgerald Horn, editor of Southern Lumberman, Tennessee State Historian, and author, dated from January 15, 1912-July 27, 1917, to Beryl Williams, his wife, all written on color illustrated hotel letterheads, including two (2) Hotel Gayoso, Memphis, TN and one (1) The Exchange Hotel, Montgomery, AL, all with envelopes. Horn pencil signatures were added later. Includes one (1) illustrated Hotel Atkin, Knoxville, TN envelope. Ranging in size from 3 3/4" H x 6 5/8" W to 9 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W. 13th item: One page signed carbon copy of a typed letter from James Earl Ray (1928-1998), assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., State Prison, Nashville, TN, dated October 3, 1973, regarding the case of Ray v. Foreman Et Al. Signed "James E. Ray" below. 13" H x 8 5/8" W. CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition. 1st item: Foxing spots, areas of toning, acid burn, handling wear. 2nd item: Foxing spots, areas of toning/acid burn (does not affect signature). 3rd item: Foxing spots, areas of toning, handling wear, tears, largest 3 3/4" (does not affect signature). 4th-7th items: Foxing spots, areas of toning, handling wear (does not affect signatures). 8th item: Handing wear with 1" tear, top left. 9th item: Toning, handling wear (does not affect signature). Paste residue en verso. 10th-12th items: Foxing spots, areas of toning, handling wear (does not affect signatures). [See more photos →]

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644Lot 644: Pres. James Monroe Signed Cahaba, AL Land Grant, 4 itemsPres. James Monroe Signed Cahaba, AL Land Grant, 4 itemsLot 644: Pres. James Monroe Signed Cahaba, AL Land Grant, 4 items

Four (4) Early Cahaba, Alabama land documents, including one (1) President James Monroe signed, pertaining to Thomas A. Rogers (1792-1821), second Secretary of the State of Alabama and a member of the first General Assembly of Alabama. Cahaba, also spelled Cahawba, was the first permanent state capital of Alabama from 1820 to 1825. 1st item: President James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (1817-1825), signed land document on vellum granting Thomas A. Rogers of Cahaba, Alabama "…the Town Lot Number three hundred and thirty six in the Town of Claiborne in the District of Cahaba and State of Alabama…" dated January 1, 1822, issued after Rogers' death. Signed by Monroe and Josiah Meigs (1757-1822), Commissioner of the General Land Office, below, seal, bottom left. Pencil inscription, reverse. 10" H x 16 3/8" W. 2nd-4th items: Three (3) Acting Governor Thomas Bibb, 2nd Governor of Alabama (1820-1821), signed State of Alabama, Executive Office land certificates stating that Thomas A. Rogers has purchased three lots of land in Cahawba (Cahaba), for a total of two hundred dollars and fifty cents, dated circa November 1820. Signed by Bibb, below. All approximately 8 1/8" H x 10 1/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Biography: "Thomas Amis Rogers Sr. was born in Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee. He studied law with Judge Hugh Lawson White, eminent lawyer, politician, and statesman in Knoxville, TN. At age 22, after receiving his law degree and being licensed to practice, Rogers, in 1815 moved to Alabama and located at Fort Stephens. He returned to Rogersville, TN in 1817 to marry Matilda Nall, daughter of a prominent land owner of Hawkins County, Robert Nall. Soon thereafter Rogers and his bride returned to Alabama and settled at Shelbyville. Rogers was chosen to represent his county in the Alabama Constitutional convention. Subsequently, Rogers was a member of the first General Assembly. By this Assembly he was elected Secretary of State of Alabama. He continued to fill this office until the time of his untimely death on September 22, 1821. The state capital had been moved by the legislature from Huntsville to Cahaba in 1819 thus Rogers died in Cahaba, which is in south central Alabama, about sixty miles west of Montgomery, on the Alabama River. It is said that in 1825 the seat of government was moved to Tuscaloosa due to the very unhealthy location of Cahaba. Roger's estate was probated in Shelby County. After his death his widow returned to the Nall farm at Red Bridge in the 12th civil district of Hawkins County, TN. This was a large bottom land farm on the Holston River with land holdings extending to the top of Short Mountain. His first son, Joseph P. Rogers was born in Alabama, while the second son, Thomas A., Jr. was born in TN after his father's death. Matilda Nall Matilda Nall Rogers continued to reside on the Nall farm until her death on November 22, 1867." (source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94252299/thomas-amis-rogers). CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with toning, handling wear. Holes, possible insect damage, largest 1/2", right vertical fold line. 2nd-4th items: Areas of dampstaining, areas of loss, largest 3/4" x 3 1/4", separation, largest 3/4", to fold lines. One Bibb signature affected by dampstaining, otherwise in good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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645Lot 645: Andrew Jackson ALS, 1830Andrew Jackson ALS, 1830Lot 645: Andrew Jackson ALS, 1830

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President (1829-1837), to Major Nathan Reid of New London, Virginia, detailing Jackson’s intervention with Lt. Col. (Sylvanus) Thayer of West Point on behalf of Reid's grandson, William Steptoe Reid (roommate of future author Edgar Allan Poe), and encouraging the younger Reid to embrace and continue his education there. One page folio letter on vellum, Washington, November 16, 1830. 10" H x 16" W. Note: Major Nathan Reid's son (and William Steptoe Reid's father), Major John Reid, was Jackson's aide de camp during the War of 1812 and did not survive the conflict. Nathan Reid helped raise his grandson, while his friend Jackson, who lost his own father at a young age, became an uncle-like figure to young William. According to a privately published family history, it was Jackson who persuaded William to enter West Point although William wanted to be a doctor. While at West Point, William Steptoe Reid roomed with Edgar Allan Poe (who soon grew disillusioned with military school himself, and whose exploits ultimately resulted in explusion). Although Andrew Jackson himself rose to become one of the most prominent generals in American history, he lacked a formal military education, making his efforts to ensure a successful career at West Point for young William all the more meaningful. Ultimately, even presidential pressure was not enough to keep Steptoe in military school. He left West Point in March of 1831, the same year as Poe. William entered the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania, and became a prominent doctor in Holly Springs, MS and later Middle Tennessee, where he married Sarah Claiborne Maury. Dr. William Steptoe Reid's medical bag and a photographic portrait, which, like this letter, have descended in his family to the current consignor, are also being offered in this auction. Transcription of letter: "My Dr Sir, On the receipt of your letter of the 14th. of October last, on the subject of your Grandson Wm. J. Reid, I lost no time in laying before the proper department, your letter that it might be forwarded to the superintendent of the military academy, that the situation of your grandson might be fully known, and such preparatory steps taken as would prevent mortification to the youth, or unpleasant feelings to you. I have now the pleasure to inclose for your satisfaction, the reply of Lt Col. S. Thayer on this subject, which I trust will be fully satisfactory to you. Permit me to recommend it to you, to write your grandson to lay out of view every idea of leaving the institution until he graduates. This will stimulate him to diligence and put out of his view all idea of leaving the institution, & when this is the case, he has genius, that will surmount all difficulty, & place him in a respectable standing in his class. Tell him that his future prospects in life mainly depend upon his continuing there & procuring when it is within his grasp, a thorough education. I assure you my affection for the father has descended to the son, and as far as I can with propriety, he will be protected in all his rights, and encouraged to do right. Accept I pray you my best wishes & believe me your friend, Andrew Jackson." CONDITION: Letter was professionally conserved by Christine Young and enclosed in japon paper to address some separations and small losses at fold lines and scattered foxing. Small stain still evident on page 2 between "Nathan" and "Reid." Signature bold and clear, untouched by fold lines. [See more photos →]

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646Lot 646: Wm. Steptoe Reid TN 19th C. Medical Bag & PhotoWm. Steptoe Reid TN 19th C. Medical Bag & PhotoLot 646: Wm. Steptoe Reid TN 19th C. Medical Bag & Photo

Traveling Doctor's Saddlebag belonging to Dr. William Steptoe Reid of Williamson County, Tennessee (1813-1899). During the Civil War, Reid was held briefly as a prisoner by Union forces. Lot also includes a circa 1890s photograph of Dr. Reid. Leather double saddle bag, top stitched, with buckle straps. Contains approximately 3 dozen medical and surgical tools including lancets and knives, some with tortoise or bone handles, and several glass medicine vials. Each side of saddlebag measures 12" H x 8" W x 4" D. Provenance: descended in the family of Dr. William Steptoe Reid to current consignor. Reid was born (and buried) at Treelawn Plantation in Williamson County, Tennessee. He attended West Point at the the urging of family friend, President Andrew Jackson (whose letter to Reid's grandfather, detailing his intervention on young Reid's behalf at West Point is also being offered in this auction. William Steptoe Reid roomed for awhile at West Point with a young man named Edgar Allan Poe, who would be expelled in 1831 but go on to earn international fame as a writer. Reid left the institution the same year as Poe and pursued a career in medicine at the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania. He practiced medicine for several years in Holly Springs, MS, but returned to Tennessee following the death of his first wife, Agnes. He then married his first cousin, Sarah Claiborne Maury, and they moved to Warren County. Reid did not enlist during the Civil War due to being overage, and did not render active aid to the Confederacy. However, he was captured by the Union Army in 1862 and held briefly before being released on the order of General W. Nelson. Reid also practiced in Lafayette, Alabama for several years before returning to Williamson County, where he lived the rest of his years at Treelawn Plantation. CONDITION: Saddlebag in overall good condition with moderate overall usage wear and some light staining. Some broken leather straps. Remnants of contents still present in some vials; use caution in handling. Medical tools in good condition with scattered wear and rust; use caution in handling. [See more photos →]

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647Lot 647: 6 Franklin Pierce Signed Land Grants, 8 items6 Franklin Pierce Signed Land Grants, 8 itemsLot 647: 6 Franklin Pierce Signed Land Grants, 8 items

Six (6) President Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States (1853-1857), signed land documents to veterans of the War of 1812, Cherokee War, and the Florida Seminole War, one (1) President Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (1829-1837), secretarial signed land document, and one (1) Creek Agency Arkansas, 1858 related letter, 8 items total. 1st-6th items: Five (5) President Franklin Pierce signed land documents, 6 items total, granting land in Missouri to veterans of the War of 1812, Cherokee War, and the Florida Seminole War, in pursuance of Acts of Congress Bounty Land Warrants, approved September 28, 1850 and March 22, 1852, including one (1) issued in favor of Jesse Cobb, Private, Captain Cumming's Company Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, for eighty acres, dated October 2, 1854, one (1) issued in favor of Greenberry Watts, Private in Captain Ragdale's Company Fifth Regiment Virginia Militia, War of 1812, for forty acres, dated October 2, 1854, one (1) issued in favor of David W. Brown, Private in Captain Schugg's Company Tennessee Volunteers, Cherokee War, for forty acres, October 19, 1854, one (1) issued in favor of William N. Clarkson, Private in Captain William's Company Tennessee Volunteers, Cherokee War, for eighty acres, dated October 10, 1854, and one (1) issued on favor of Roberts Jones, Private, Captain Nowl's Tennessee Militia, Florida Seminole War, for forty acres, dated October 2, 1854, all in "…township forty six of range twenty three in the District of Lands subject to sale at Clinton, Missouri…" All of the grants have been sold to Franklin William "Frank" Taylor (1810-1886) and Joseph Eckel (1817-1899), both of Jefferson County, TN. Also included is one (1) certificate stating that Taylor and Eckel have made full payment for the one hundred and six acres and five hundredths of an acre contained in lot number two of the land described in the grants, dated October 2, 1854. All documents signed by Pierce, Secretary Baldwin, and M. Granger, recorder of the General Land Office, lower right, seals, lower left. All approximately 10" H x 15 3/4" W. 7th item: President Andrew Jackson secretarial signed land document, granting Samuel Harris of Greene County, Illinois, eighty acres in township nine north of range near Edwardsville, IL, dated September 15, 1835. Secretarial signature, Private Secretary Andrew Jackson Donelson signature, with a signature for the Commissioner of the General Land Office, lower right, seal, lower left. 10 1/4" H x 16 1/2" W. 8th item: ALS. Two page, double-sided handwritten bifolium. From Frank R. Madison, Creek Agency, Arkansas, his uncle Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Russellville, TN, dated March 7, 1858. He primarily mentions his work and payments for the land warrants issued by Acts of Congress (see 1st-6th items), writing, "…the Payments will or are expected to be made as soon as the Agent returns who is at present in Florida with a delegation of natives from this country endeavoring to persuade those wild Seminoles to migrate West…" He continues to discuss the warrants, writing "…We have had two distributions previously and have remitted about 100 Warrants to our St Louis friends–there are a great any warrants that have not been purchased as yet and will be sold at distribution to the Highest Cash Bidder although they vary little from 75[cents] pr acre…I will be able to come out with about 10 160 acre warrants which I will probably locate in Kansas…" He ends the letter by expressing well wishes towards his cousins and aunt. Later ink inscription lower left of last page. 10 1/4" H x 15 7/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st-6th items: Overall good condition with light toning, few surface stains, foxing spots, largest 1/8", fading to seals. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. Tears, largest 2 1/2", to edges. 7th items: Overall good condition with light toning, fading to seals. Areas of wear to sheet near date and month, largest 2 1/2". Signatures in overall good, legible condition. 8th items: Overall toning, acid burn, surface stains, holes/tears, largest 3/4", to center fold line and edges. Writing in legible condition. [See more photos →]

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648Lot 648: 10 TN and VA Land Grants, incl. Pres. Fillmore and Buchanan Signed, War Related10 TN and VA Land Grants, incl. Pres. Fillmore and Buchanan Signed, War RelatedLot 648: 10 TN and VA Land Grants, incl. Pres. Fillmore and Buchanan Signed, War Related

President Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States (1850-1853), and President James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (1857-1861), signed land documents to Tennessee and Virginia veterans of the War of 1812 and the Cherokee Removal, 10 items total (Buchanan secretarial signed). 1st-3rd items: Three President Millard Fillmore signed land documents granting to Robert Campbell, Private, Captain McClung's Company, Tennessee Volunteers, War of 1812, in pursuance of the Act of Congress Bounty Land Warrants, approved September 28, 1850, forty acres "…in township fifty seven, of Range thirty in the District of Lands subject to sale at Plattsburgh, Missouri…:, date March 10, 1852. Fillmore signature, Alex. W Cormick Apt. Secretary signature, and signature for the Recorder of the General Land Office, lower right, seal, lower left. Two (2) deeds of sale for the land described above, including one (1) between Robert Campbell and Samuel Gill (1812-1884) Grainger County, TN, stating that Campbell has sold the land to Gill for thirty one dollars and fifty cents, dated July 12, 1852, with additional documentation witnessed by James C. Clark, clerk of Grainger County, TN, dated March 2, 1853, and Robert A. Hewitt, Recorder, Dekalb County, MI, dated July 28, 1857, affixed to front, and one (1) deed of sale between Samuel Gill and Franklin William "Frank" Taylor (1810-1886) of Jefferson County, TN, stating that Gill has sold the land to Taylor for thirty five dollars, dated August 13, 1856, signed by Taylor and witnessed by Robert Jones and C. P. Nenny, dated August 14, 1856, en verso. Ranging in size from 9 7/8" H x 16" W to 12 1/2" H x 8" W. 4th-10th items: Seven (7) President James Buchanan secretarial signed land documents granting land to Tennessee and Virginia militia veterans of the Cherokee Removal and the War of 1812, in pursuance of Acts of Congress Bounty Land Warrants, approved March 3, 1855, including one (1) issued in favor of James McAnally, Ensign, Captain William's Company, Tennessee Militia, Cherokee Removal, one (1) in favor of Hannah Cox, widow of Jeremiah Cox, Private, Captain Sharp's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, one (1) issued in favor of William H. Dewitt, Private, Captain Stephen's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, one (1) issued in favor of John Allen, Ensign, Captain Netherton's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, one (1) in favor of William Mitchell, Private, Captain Sharp's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, two (2) in favor of Willis Gray, Private, Captain Hamburgh's Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812, and one (1) in favor of William Williamson, Private, Captain Hansbarger's Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812, all for for one hundred and twenty acres each in "…section twenty three, in township forty three, of Range thirty three, in the district of land subject to sale at Warsaw, Missouri…", all dated May 10, 1859. All of the grants have been assigned to Franklin William "Frank" Taylor (1810-1886) and Joseph Eckel (1817-1899), both of Jefferson County, TN. Secretarial signature, T. J. Albright, secretary signature, and J. N. Granger, Recorder of the General Land Office signature, lower right. Additional Department of the Interior, General Land Office document signed by L. K. Lippencott, Acting Commissioner, affixed to each document signature, lower right, seal, lower left, dated February 1, 1876. Each approximately 10 3/8" H x 16" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st-3rd items: Overall good condition with light toning, few surface stains, foxing spots, largest 1/8", fading to seal. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. Tears, largest 6", to edges. 4th-10th items: Overall good condition with light toning, fading to seals. Areas of insect damage to one land grant. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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649Lot 649: Signed Samuel Morse Photograph of Locust GroveSigned Samuel Morse Photograph of Locust GroveLot 649: Signed Samuel Morse Photograph of Locust Grove

Albumen print signed by Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872), American artist and inventor of the telegraph. The photograph depicts Locust Grove Estate, Morse's Poughkeepsie, New York Italianate style mansion, located on the Hudson River, from the side, and several people (presumably Morse and his family). Handwritten ink inscription by Morse to Joseph Burbeen Walker (1822-1913), Morse's cousin by marriage to his first wife Lucretia Pickering Walker Morse (1799-1825): "View of Locust-Grove, Po'keepsie, Hudson river, N.Y./presented to J. B. Walker, Esq. of Concord, N.H./by his cousin Sam. F.B. Morse./Sept. 1864". Housed under glass in a wooden frame with giltwood fillet. Image – 12 1/2" H x 15 3/8" W. Sight – 17 3/4" H x 20 5/8" W. Framed – 23 1/4" H x 26 1/8" W. Note: Locust Grove was designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis for Morse and was completed in 1851. The house and grounds were designated a National Historic Landmark January 29, 1964 and includes a museum, nature preserve, and art and antique galleries. CONDITION: Print in overall good condition with areas of loss, largest 5/8", top right. Mat with overall toning/acid burn, slight warping. Frame with natural age shrinkage,areas of loss, largest 1 1/2". Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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650Lot 650: Archive including 3 Signed Warren G. Harding Letters, 7 itemsArchive including 3 Signed Warren G. Harding Letters, 7 itemsLot 650: Archive including 3 Signed Warren G. Harding Letters, 7 items

Archive of correspondence between President Warren Gamaliel Harding (b. 1865-d. 1923, 29th President of the United States 1921-1923, and United States Senator from Ohio 1915-1921), and Dr. Delphos Brown Virtue (1866-1935, a Physician and friend of Harding's from Morrow County, near Marion, OH). Includes three (3) Harding signed letters, 7 items total. The letters, dated between 1919 and 1922, primarily discuss post World War I topics including Virtue's assignment as Officer in Charge of U.S. Veterans Hospital No. 69, Newport, Kentucky, Virtue's sons, who also served in the war, the League of Nations, and the Treaty of Versailles. 1st item: TLS. One page typed bifolium letter on the White House, Washington, D.C. stationary from President Harding to Virtue, Cincinnati, OH, dated March 8, 1922. The letter discusses letters sent by Virtue (see 6th-7th items), reading, "My dear Virtue: I am in receipt of your letter of March 6th. I am laying the matter before General Cumming and have asked him to deal with it in the most favorable manner consistent with the situation. It will be pleasing to me, of course, if your problem can be brought without violating the properties. With very best regards, I am, Very truly yours," with Harding's signature below. Includes a White House envelope with red George Washington two cent stamp, postmarked March 8, 1922, 5 P.M., Washington, D.C. Letter – 9" H x 14 1/4" W. Envelope – 4 3/4" H x 7 3/8" W. Note: Hugh Smith Cumming (1869-1948) was an American physician, and soldier. He served as the fifth Surgeon General of the United States from 1920 to 1936. 2nd item: TLS. Two page typed letter on United States Senate, Committee of the Philippines stationary from Senator Harding to Virtue, Iberia, OH, dated August 4, 1919. The letter discusses the League of Nations, reading "Mr Dear Dr. Virtue: I beg to acknowledge yours of July 31st. I am very glad indeed that you are soon to welcome your son home and have your fireside organization complete. I am also glad to have your expression of opinion concerning the sentiment of your community relating to the League of Nations. You have probably gathered from some vagrant publicity that I am utterly opposed to the covenant as it was negotiated, and I am frank to say herein that I should be glad to go much further and kick the League proposition into a discard. I do not think we will have the votes to go so far as that, but I am sure we are going to render the thing innoxious [sic] before ratifying the Treaty. I note what you say concerning doing the righteous thing by the men of our country who entered into military service for the War. A great many propositions are pending before Congress and it is certain that we have this question to deal with. I rather think that there will be the enactment of some bonus consideration, though there are some very good grounds for choosing that specific line of action. I need not tell you that I feel the gratitude which the Republic owed to its defenders , and I shall be more than pleased to do what seems to be the righteous thing when called upon to cast the vote." He ends the letter by expressing his interest in hearing about Virtue's war experiences and that he hopes to "…drive over the Iberia and take very great pleasure in looking you up. With assurances of my very cordial regards, I am Very Sincerely," with Harding's signature below. 10 5/8" H x 8 1/8" W. 3rd item: TLS. One page typed letter on United States Senate, Committee of the Philippines stationary from Senator Harding to Virtue, Iberia, OH, dated July 14, 1919. The letter discusses an inquiry sent by Virtue about his second son's discharge from service (see 5th item), reading "My dear Mr. Virtue: I have your letter under date of July 12th. I am directing a note of inquiry to the proper officials relative to the return of Ambulance No. 329, 2nd Corps, Sanitary Train, and will advise you at the very earliest opportunity. I am asking the Senate Folding Room to send you a copy of the Peace Treaty, If it does not reach you within a reasonable length of time do not hesitate to advise me. With very kindest personal regards, I am Very truly yours," with Harding's signature below. 10 5/8" H x 8 1/8" W. 4th item: TLS. One page typed bifolium letter on the White House, Washington, D.C. stationary from George Busby Christian, Jr. (1873-1951), President Harding's secretary, to Virtue, Cincinnati, OH, dated February 8, 1922. Christian writes in regards to a letter and photograph that Virtue sent Harding on January 28th and expresses appreciation on Harding's behalf, with Christian's signature below. Includes a White House envelope, postmarked February 8, 8:30 P.M., Washington, D.C. Letter – 9 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Envelope – 3 5/8" H x 6 1/8" W. Note: Christian was the son of Colonel George Busby Christian (1846-1930), Company B, Independent Battalion, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, also from Marion, Marion County, OH. 5th item: Copy of one (1) typed letter, from Virtue, Iberia, OH, to the Honorable Warren G. Hahding [sic], United States Senate, Washington, D.C., dated July 12, 1919. The letter discusses Virtue's second son, Private, Raymond S. Virtue, Ambulance Company 329, 2nd Corps Sanitary Train, last stationed at or near Coblens, Germany, and Virtue's desire to have Raymond discharged from the army so he could continue his studies at the Ohio State University, Agricultural College, in September. He also discusses the war experiences of his first son and himself and requests that Harding send him a copy of The Treaty of Versailles, signed in June 1919. Unsigned. 10 1/2" H x 7 7/8" W. 6th-7th items: Two (2) carbon copies of one page typed letters, from Virtue, Cincinnati, OH, to President Harding, Washington, D.C., dated March 6 and May 8, 1922. The letters discuss the assignment as Officer in Charge of U.S. Veterans Hospital No. 69, Newport, Kentucky, and the possibility of a promotion, as well as his communications with General Cummings about the promotion. Unsigned. Both approximately 11" H x 8 5/8" W. Also includes photocopies of biographical data regarding Virtue. 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W. Note: Delphos Brown Virtue was a Ohio physician who served on the home front during WWI. He retired in 1913 from the Veterans Administration. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with foxing spots, toning, tears, rust stains from paper clips, to be expected from age. Envelopes with tears to be expected from manner of use. Harding presidential signature in overall good, legible condition, senatorial signatures with some smudging. Christian signature in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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651Lot 651: John F. Kennedy TLS to Sen. John M. Butler, 1963John F. Kennedy TLS to Sen. John M. Butler, 1963Lot 651: John F. Kennedy TLS to Sen. John M. Butler, 1963

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler, Senator from Maryland, dated January 17, 1963. Addressed to "The Honorable John Marshall Butler," lower left, Kennedy remarks upon Butler's retirement from the Senate, writing "Dear Senator: I am sorry that I cannot join personally with you this evening for the testimonial dinner marking your retirement from the United State Senate. I know that this occasion is one of both regret and satisfaction for you. After a most successful career in law, you worked most effectively over two terms as a Senator from Maryland. During that time, you were also an influential member of three of the most important legislative committees of the Congress. I am confident that in the days ahead you will continue to take an active interest in public affairs, and I wish you and your family all happiness. "Sincerely" with signature below. Housed and matted under glass in a black painted wooden frame with gilt wood fillet. Sight – 8 3/4" H x 6 5/8" W. Framed – 13 1/4" H x 10 3/4" W. Provenance: The estate of Senator John Marshall Butler of Maryland, by descent to consignor. CONDITION: Overall good condition with waviness to paper, toning/acid burn across top margin and in lower right corner (does not affect signature). Signature in good, legible condition. Not examined outside of frame. Some losses to paint on frame. [See more photos →]

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652Lot 652: Senator J.M. Butler Archive, incl. LBJ Signed ItemsSenator J.M. Butler Archive, incl. LBJ Signed ItemsLot 652: Senator J.M. Butler Archive, incl. LBJ Signed Items

Archive of seven (7) items pertaining to John Marshall Butler (1897-1978), United States Senator from Maryland from 1951 to 1963, including three (3) Lyndon Baines Johnson autographed items. (Johnson served as 36th President of the United States from 1963-1969 and as a US Senator from Texas and Senate Majority leader from 1949-1961). 1st item: Lyndon B. Johnson TLS, one-page typed letter on United States Senate, Office of the Democratic Leader letterhead, Washington, D.C., dated January 23, 1958, with additional stamp dated January 27, 1958. Addressed to "The Honorable John Marshall Butler United States Senate, Washington, D.C.," letter reads "Dear John: I very much enjoyed reading the newspaper accounts of your defense of the non-partisanship of the Senate Preparedness Subcommittee at a recent dinner. I know this took a great deal of courage. I want to commend you not only for that courage, but for the attitude which it reflects, without which this country will truly be in great peril. Again, I want to express my personal thanks for what you did. Sincerely, Lyndon B. Johnson" with signature below. Housed and matted under glass in a black painted wood frame with gilt wood fillet. Sight – 6 7/8" H x 5 7/8" W. Framed – 13 1/4" H x 10 3/4" W. 2nd item: Lyndon B. Johnson signed and inscribed photograph, depicting Johnson standing in front of a bookcase. Inscription reads "To John Marshall Butler / With appreciation and high regard from your friend Lyndon B. Johnson." Gillings (copyright) gilt maker's mark stamp, lower left of photograph. Float mounted under glass in a black painted wooden frame. Photograph – 11 3/4" H x 8 3/8" W. Sight – 14 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Framed – 16" H x 13" W. 3rd item: Senate of the United States Washington's Farewell Address proclamation signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, 37th Vice President, and Felton M. Johnston, Secretary of the Senate, 87th Congress, 1st Session, dated February 13, 1961, reading "Under the order of January 24, 1901, the Vice President designated the Senator from Maryland Honorable John Marshall Butler To read Washington's Farewell Address on February 22, 1961." Attested by Johnson and Johnston with gold foil seal and purple silk ribbon. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight – 14 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed – 15 3/4" H x 10 3/4" W. 4th-7th items: Four (4) metal newspaper printing plates, each pertaining to John Marshall Butler's senatorial elections and political career, including one (1) THE SUN, Vol. 239, No. 150, dated Wednesday, November 7, 1956, also announcing President Eisenhower's re election, one (1) THE SUN, Vol. 227, No. 150, dated Wednesday, November 8, 1950, one (1) THE EVENING SUN, Vol. 82, No. 19, dated November 8, 1950, and one (1) TIMES HERALD, Vol. XII, No. 278, dated Wednesday, November 8, 1950. All housed under glass in wooden frames. Sights approximately 22" H x 16" W. Frames approximately 24" H x 18" W. Provenance: The estate of Senator John Marshall Butler of Maryland, by descent to consignor. CONDITION: 1st item: Signature in overall good, legible condition. Minute foxing spots, primarily to mat (does not affect signature). Two areas of toning/acid burn, largest 1/4" x 2 1/4", top margin of sheet. Not examined outside of frame. Areas of loss to paint on frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Areas of loss to paint on frame. 3rd item: Signatures in overall good, legible condition. Few minute foxing spots, toning, and waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frame. Areas of loss to paint on frame. 4th-7th items: Overall good condition. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

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691Lot 691: U.S. Navy Morse Mark V Dive Helmet 1942U.S. Navy Morse Mark V Dive Helmet 1942Lot 691: U.S. Navy Morse Mark V Dive Helmet 1942

U.S. Navy Morse Dive Helmet, copper and brass, manufactured by the Morse Diving Equipment Company, serial number 4301. Plaque to front of helmet reads “US Navy Diving Helmet/Mark V/ Morse Diving Equipment Co. Inc. /Boston, Mass/No. 668/Date 4/6/42”. Collar marked “DROP 311 USN 018528”. Inside of helmet marked MORSE BOSTON and MADE IN U.S. 4. The brails and bonnet all marked with the serial #4301. 18 1/2″ H x 16 1/2″ W. Provenance: Owned by the consignor’s ancestor, Francis J (Johnny) Fernandez, born on January 1, 1909 in Taunton, MA. He enlisted in the Navy when he was 31 years old. He died in 1966 in Taunton, MA. [See more photos →]

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718Lot 718: Civil War Feamster/Taylor Family Archive, 8 itemsCivil War Feamster/Taylor Family Archive, 8 itemsLot 718: Civil War Feamster/Taylor Family Archive, 8 items

Civil War era archive of eight (8) items, including one (1) ALS letter from Andrew Jackson McDowell Private, 14th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company G, and Private, 43rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company B, Artesia, MS, leather roll up "housewife" carried by William George Taylor Private, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company 1, Receipt for purchase of hay approved by Brigadier General Nathan Kimball Commander of the First Division, Fourth Army Corps, currency, and box of relics. 1st item: ALS. One page double sided letter from Andrew Jackson McDowel[l] (1843-1896), Private, 14th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company G, and Private, 43rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company B, Artesia, MS, to Eliza Jane Graham Taylor (1821-1897), Russellville, Tennessee, who had taken the 17 year old boy soldier into her home to be nursed back to health, dated November 12, 1861. He writes of his trip back home and recent illness, writing "…I got home safely, after being on the road four days and three nites[sic], the travail did not injure me as much as I expected…I don't believe I would [have] recovered near so soon from that spell of typhoid fever if it had not been for you…" he writes of the recent developments in the war and the Battle of of Belmont, fought on November 7th, 1861, stating "…there are a good many soldiers ordered nearly [every] time they pass. I recon[sic] you have heard of the battle at Columbus, Ky, where the yankees were defeated there were good many killed on both sides…" he ends the letter by asking her to give his regards to her husband Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr. (1810-1886) and her children. Included below is a short note from his mother Mary McDowel[l], thanking Mrs. Taylor for her kindness towards her son. 9 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W. Note: After returning home, Andrew Jackson McDowell enlisted as a private in the 43rd Infantry Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company B. The 43rd Infantry Regiment was formed during the summer of 1862 with eleven companies. Some of its members were Kemper and Noxubee Counties. After fighting at Luka and Corinth, the unit was assigned to General L. Hebert's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was captured at Vicksburg in July, 1863. Exchanged, it went on to serve under Generals J. Adams and Lowry, Army of Tennessee. The 43rd participated in various conflicts throughout the Atlanta Campaign, then saw action in Tennessee and North Carolina. It reported 13 killed, 56 wounded, and 156 missing at Corinth, had 483 effectives in February, 1863, and during the Vicksburg siege lost 25 killed and 33 wounded. In December, 1863, only 1 officer and 36 men were present. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Richard Harrison and William H. Moore, and Lieutenant Colonels James O.Banks, Richard W. Leigh, and Columbus Sykes. McDowell survived the war and married Joanna E. Henly on March 1, 1866, and had three children. He was listed as a Depot Agent on the 1870 United States Federal Census. He was buried in the Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS in 1896. (source: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=CMS0043RI). 2nd item: Leather roll up sewing kit or "housewife" carried by William George Taylor (1844-1922), Private, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company 1. Comprised of a black leather exterior with one pocket, blue, black, and white fabric lining to interior. Includes a handwritten note with a sewing needle reading "This case was carried by Wm George Taylor while a soldier in Confederate army War of Rebellion 1861_5_used in Prison Camp Chase_Fort Delaware and Pt. Lookout This needle was in case". 11 1/4" H x 2 5/8" W. Note: William George Taylor was born in Russellville, Hamblen County, Tennessee. He enlisted as a private in the 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company 1. He was captured by Union forces and was imprisoned August 1863-March 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio and Ft. Delaware as a prisoner of war until he was paroled in March 1865. He returned to service and was with General Joseph Johnston's army when they surrendered at Athens, Georgia. After the war he became a farmer and married Evelyn Burnett on September 2, 1875 in Cocke County, Tennessee. He died on October 22, 1922 and was buried in Emma Jarnagin Cemetery, in Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee. 3rd item: Receipt for purchase of hay approved by Brigadier General Nathan Kimball (1822-1898), Commander of the First Division, Fourth Army Corps, to Henry W. Shields (1855-1893), March 29, 1865. The receipt reads "For (5,400) Five Thousand four hundred pounds Hay rec[i]eved and Delivered at Shields Mill Greene County Tennessee and fed to the animals of 1st Div. 4th Army Corps. at Eighty Nine Cents, 89 [cents symbol] per Hundred Pounds_Approved by Nathan Kimball, Brig General, Commanding 1st Divis 4 A.C." Mathematical notations in pencil, back of receipt. 4 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W. 4th item: Knoxville Campaign ALS from J.S. Moffitt of Knoxville TN, to Lieutenant General Maynard, informing Maynard that "…a squad of cavalry are encamping in a grove of timber near the city & destroying the timber which is very valuable…" and requests relief. Response reading "…All Officers & Soldiers are ordered not to molest or destroy the property of J.S. Moffitt without written authority from Gen. Jones" additional signatures on behalf of Jones, presumably Confederate Brigadier General William Edmondson "Grumble" Jones (1824-1864). 9 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W. 5th item: ALS. One page double-sided handwritten letter to Sarah Ann Craig Feamster (1823-1891), Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, from PMB, presumably a relative, Craigsville Craigsville, Augusta County, Virginia, dated September 13, 1863. The letter mostly discusses family matters, however the war is mentioned several times, including a note at the top that reads "Give my respects to Cousin go and tell him I can't risk myself out there yet a while among yankees." The letter also mentions Stonewall Jackson, refers to a man named Robert who "…says if they make him go to the Army he will go home to his mistre[s]s…" and continues to mention the presence of the Yankees, writing "…you never saw as scared a set as they were…when the Yankees got among them Johnson and J. Dickison were full of [refugees] they all left I expect they are running yet don't let yankees see this." 9 3/8" H x 8" W. 6th item: $500 Confederate States of America (CSA) Bond, authorized by Act of Congress CSA of August 19, 1861, issued in Richmond, VA, dated December 31, 1861, serial number 389. Lithographed by Hoyer & Ludwig of Richmond, Virginia. Features an image of a mother and children looking at a safe inscribed "Confederate States Treasury." Signed by Registrar of the Treasury Robert Tyler and Lieutenant Colonel H.D. Capers, remaining six coupons signed by N.L. Ferguson. 11 1/8" H x 14 1/2" W. 7th item: $1 Bank of the State of South Carolina bill, issued in Charleston, SC, dated July 14, 1862. Engraved by Draper Underwood, Bald, and Spencer, New York and Philadelphia. Serial # 38. Plate D. Cashier/President signatures. 3 1/8" H x 6 3/4" W. 8th item: Wooden box containing a collection of Civil War era relics, including four (4) brass buttons, two (2) likely Union, one (1) E.T.U. Cadet with paper label with ink numeral reading "743", and one (1) with "O" and "P" script, several bullet casings, shells, and other assorted items. Box – 1 1/2" H x 8 1/8" W x 5" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The box of relics is included on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), as number 35. CONDITION: All items with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears, to be expected from age. Letters in overall good, legible condition. 2nd item: Some fraying to edges, wear, cracking, to leather. 4th item: Separations, largest 3", to fold lines. 7th item: 1/2" of burn damage, top left corner. Six coupons remaining. 8th item: All items in relic condition. [See more photos →]

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719Lot 719: SM Taylor Confederate Civil War Parole DocumentsSM Taylor Confederate Civil War Parole DocumentsLot 719: SM Taylor Confederate Civil War Parole Documents

Three (3) Civil War era parole, discharge of prisoner of war, and amnesty oath documents of Confederate soldier Samuel Milton Taylor (1842-1875), Private, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's), Company E. 1st item: Discharge of prisoner of war special orders by Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell document, dated March 21, 1865, issued by the headquarters department of Richmond, Virginia. The one page, typed and handwritten document reads "In obedience to instructions from the Secretary of War, the following named men (paroled prisoners) are granted leaves of indulgence for 30 days (unless sooner exchanged); at the expiration of which time, those belonged to commands serving north of the Southern boundary of line of North Carolina, and in East Tennessee, will report immediately to them, if exchanged; otherwise, they will report to Camp of Paroled Prisoners, Richmond, Va. All other Paroled prisoners, except those whose commands are serving within the limits above mentioned, will also report, at expiration of their furloughs, to Camp of Paroled Prisoners, Richmond, Va. S.M Taylor Comp "E" 2nd Ten Cv.ly Quartermaster will furnish Transportation. By order Lt. General R. S. EWELL." Signed by Benjamin S. Ewell, Assistant Adjutant General. Additional ink inscriptions front and back. 5 5/8" H x 8 3/8 W. 2nd item: Parole document signed by the officers and men, including Taylor, who served in General Joseph E. Johnston's Army, dated May 3, 1865, issued from Charlotte North Carolina. The one page, typed and handwritten document reads "In accordance with the terms of the Military Convention, entered into the twenty-sixth day of April, 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Confederate army, and Major-General W. T. Sherman, commanding the United States Army in North Carolina, Sam M Taylor private Co E 2nd Regt Tenn Cav, has given his solemn obligation not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly released from this obligation, and is permitted to return to his home, not to be disturbed by the United States authorities so long as he observes this obligation and obeys the laws in force where he may reside." Signed by Special Commissioner, U.S. Army, and the soldier's commanding officer, Confederate Army. 4 1/2" H x 8 1/4" W. Note: On April 17, Johnston and Sherman met at the Bennett farm. Negotiations between the two men lasted several days, but on April 26, the Generals agreed on the terms of Johnson's surrender. As part of this agreement, the Union would not take any prisoners, but the men in Johnson’s army would sign paroles, agreeing to not take up arms in support of the Confederacy. As long as each soldier abided by the terms outlined in this document, he would be free to return to his home. (source: https://www.ncpedia.org/anchor/parole-signed-officers-and). 3rd item: Copy of Taylor's amnesty oath given on August 4, 1865, before Chasley J. Burnett, Justice of the Peace of Grainger County, Civil District No. 1, Tennessee. The two sided, one page handwritten document reads "Samuel M Taylor of the 14th Civil District of Jefferson County and State of Tennessee, Do sol[e]mnly swear in the presence of Almighty God that I will henceforth faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States there under and that I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which has been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves So help me God. Sworn and subscribed to before me this 4th day of August 1865 C J Burnett Justice of the Peace for said county." Signed by both Burnett and Taylor with additional inscriptions describing Taylor's physical appearance, age, and occupation, below, inscription stating that this document is a copy of the original, back. Two green three cent George Washington Inter Revenue Proprietary stamps, top right of front. Also includes photocopies of Taylor muster rolls and rolls of prisoners of war. 10" H x 7 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: Samuel Milton Taylor enlisted as a private in the 1st Battalion, East Tennessee Cavalry in Captain Robert Simpson's Company. This then became the 4th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry, Captain Benjamin M. Branner's Company D, which was then consolidated into 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Colonel Henry Marshall Ashby's Company E. He was a prisoner of war in Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois (from Sept 1863-April 1865) and was a businessman after the war. (Research courtesy William Floyd, Mt. Juliet, TN). CONDITION: All documents with toning, staining, minor tears to fold lines, to be expected from age. 1st item: Benjamin Ewell signature in faded condition. 2nd item: Tears, largest 6 1/2". Major and Judge Advocate, U.S.A. signature in faded condition. [See more photos →]

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771Lot 771: John Cannon Sewanee Communion Set & 3 BooksJohn Cannon Sewanee Communion Set & 3 BooksLot 771: John Cannon Sewanee Communion Set & 3 Books

Circa 1900 traveling sterling silver communion set and other items belonging to John B. Cannon (1874-1915), chaplain of the University of the South, rector of Trinity Church, Clarksville, and great grandson of Tennessee's first Whig Governor, Newton Cannon. Fitted leather case contains silver paten, chalice, and round wafer box, all marked sterling, together with an unmarked silver-rimmed glass bottle etched with cross symbol, and small linen cloth. Also included is a miniature book titled "Dew Drops" with various scriptures, pocket sized Protestant Episcopal Hymnal with handwritten ink inscription "St. Augustine Chapel Sewanee," partial pocket prayer book (inscribed in pencil "Maury T. Reid" on 1896 on page 90), and framed lithographed portrait of John B. Cannon with memorial inscription. Leather case – 6" H x 5 1/2" W x 5" D. Framed print – 13" H x 9 1/2" W. 3.71 oz troy sterling weight. Note: John Cannon was born into a prominent Williamson County family. His parents were Newton C. Cannon and Virginia Brown McEwen Cannon. He served Trinity Church in Clarksville before being called to the University of the South as Chaplain. His untimely death occurred in March of 1915 when he was 41 years old. He is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Franklin. Provenance: by descent in the Cannon family to current consignor. CONDITION: Leather case exhibits considerable wear; strap broken. Silver items excellent. Cloth yellowed but intact. Books with wear, toning, and spine separation along with various pencil notes. Prayer book lacking cover; has some staining to interior pages. [See more photos →]

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775Lot 775: Fore Edge Painted WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE, 1857Fore Edge Painted WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE, 1857Lot 775: Fore Edge Painted WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE, 1857

THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE, Third Edition, edited by the Reverend H. F. Cary, M.A., illustrated by John Gilbert, published by George Routledge and Company, London, 1857. 18mo, 485 gilt edged pages with watercolor fore-edge painting depicting Pope's villa in Twickenham, then a village west of London in Middlesex. Hardbound in black leather with gilt tooled borders to covers, gilt lettering with additional tooled decorations to spine, five raised hubs, marbled endpapers. 6 5/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Rubbing to leather, corners bumped. Pages with light toning, few foxing spots. Fore-edge painting in very good, clear condition. [See more photos →]

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776Lot 776: Ayn Rand Signed First Edition THE FOUNTAINHEAD, 1943Ayn Rand Signed First Edition THE FOUNTAINHEAD, 1943Lot 776: Ayn Rand Signed First Edition THE FOUNTAINHEAD, 1943

Author signed and inscribed THE FOUNTAINHEAD, stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. Octavo, 754 red top edged, side deckle edged pages, hardbound in red cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, includes original pictorial dust jacket. Signed and inscribed "To Gertrude Lynneberg–with my best wishes for long years of happiness–Ayn Rand November 16, 1943" to front end paper. 8 3/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 7/8" D. Note: The recipient of the book was Gertrude Lynneberg, sister in law to Linda Lynneberg, also known as Aslaug Lynneberg, a Danish-American lifelong friend to Rand. CONDITION: Dust jacket with toning, creases, areas of loss, largest 3/4" x 2", foxing spots and several areas of scotch tape repair, largest 4" x 1/2", visible to interior. Covers with scuffs, few areas of staining, largest 1/2, normal shelf wear, corners slightly bumped. Pages with toning, handling marks, few foxing spots, to edges. Inscription and signature in overall good, clear condition slightly affected by toning. [See more photos →]

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777Lot 777: Ayn Rand Signed WE THE LIVING, 1940, 2 itemsAyn Rand Signed WE THE LIVING, 1940, 2 itemsLot 777: Ayn Rand Signed WE THE LIVING, 1940, 2 items

Two (2) author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one (1) Rand signed WE THE LIVING, London 1940 edition. 1st item: Author signed and inscribed WE THE LIVING, by Ayn Rand, published by Cassell and Company, London, 1940. Octavo, 553 pages, hardbound in navy blue cloth with red lettering to spine, includes original pictorial dust jacket. Signed and inscribed "To Linda — with love and admiration — Ayn March 3, 1942" to front end paper. 8 1/4" H x 6" W x 1 5/8" D. 2nd item: Double author signed and inscribed WHO IS AYN RAND? AN ANALYSIS OF THE NOVELS BY AYN RAND, First Edition, stated First Printing, by Nathaniel Branden, with a biographical essay by Barbara Branden, published Random House, New York, 1962. Octavo, 239 pages, hardbound in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, turquoise end papers, includes original pictorial dust jacket. Signed and inscribed "To Linda Lynneberg–With best wishes–Nathaniel Branden 10/25/62 Barbara Braden" to front end paper. 8 1/4" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 1/8" D. Note: The recipient of both books was Linda Lynneberg, also known as Aslaug Lynneberg, a Danish-American lifelong friend to Rand. CONDITION: 1st item: Dust jacket in fragile condition with areas of loss, largest 1 1/2" x 2", to edges and spine, toning/acid burn to edges of interior. Covers with scuffs, normal shelf wear, corners bumped. Pages with toning, handling marks, few foxing spots, to edges. Inscription and signature in overall very good, clear condition. 2nd item: Dust jacket with toning, surface wear, creases, areas of loss, largest 3/4". Staining, largest 3/8", sun fading, normal shelf wear to covers, slightly bumped corners. Pages with toning, handling marks, few foxing spots, to edges. Inscription and signature in overall very good, clear condition. [See more photos →]

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778Lot 778: T. S. Eliot Signed Book, Collected PoemsT. S. Eliot Signed Book, Collected PoemsLot 778: T. S. Eliot Signed Book, Collected Poems

Author Signed, COLLECTED POEMS 1909-1935, by Thomas Stearns (T.S.) Eliot, published by Faber and Faber Limited, London, 1936. Octavo, 191 red top edged pages, hardbound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Signed "T.S. Eliot," title page below crossed out printed name. Does not retain dust jacket. 9" H x 5 3/4" W x 5/8" D. CONDITION: Covers with normal shelf wear, fading, dampstaining, areas of loss, largest 5/8", ink marks, largest 1/2", corners bumped. Pages with toning and foxing spots to interior of covers and end papers. Signature in overall good, legible condition. Interior with inscription to previous owner . [See more photos →]

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779Lot 779: Truman Capote Signed Copy, Breakfast at Tiffany'sTruman Capote Signed Copy, Breakfast at Tiffany'sLot 779: Truman Capote Signed Copy, Breakfast at Tiffany's

Truman Capote signed 3rd edition "Breakfast at Tiffany's: A short novel and three stories by Truman Capote". Signed in red marker on the title page. Yellow cloth binding with partial black spine. Published 1958 by Random House. Retains the original dust cover protected by a mylar sleeve. Front endpaper with inscription reading "Budd Skolnick, Jan. '59". 8 1/4" H x 6" W. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: Some fading to dust cover. Some interior toning to end papers and to pages 36 & 37. [See more photos →]

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780Lot 780: 2 First Eds: Automobiles Voisin & History of English Racing Automobiles2 First Eds: Automobiles Voisin & History of English Racing AutomobilesLot 780: 2 First Eds: Automobiles Voisin & History of English Racing Automobiles

Two (2) European First Edition Racing Books, including AUTOMOBILES VOISIN 1919-1958 by Pascal Courteault and ERA: THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH RACING AUTOMOBILES LIMITED by David Weguelin. 1st item: AUTOMOBILES VOISIN 1919-1958, First and Limited Edition, numbered 0312/2000, by Pascal Courteault, published by White Mouse Editions, London, 1991. Landscape quarto, 312 pages of French text including photograph illustrations, hardbound in publisher's blue leatherette, the front cover mounted with a silver metallic intaglio plaque, silver metallic lettering to spine, decorative endpapers. Includes one (1) soft cover landscape quarto English translation, numbered 0312/2000, 64 pages with blue and white wrappers. Housed together in a matching blue and white slipcover, retailer sticker to reverse. Hardcover book – 10 7/8" H x 13 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D. Softcover book – 10 1/2" H x 13 1/4" W x 2/4" D. Slipcase – 11" H x 13 5/8" W x 2 1/8" D. 2nd item: ERA: THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH RACING AUTOMOBILES LIMITED, First Edition, by David Weguelin, edited by Narisa Chakrabongse, et al., published by White Mouse Edition,s London, 1980. Landscape quarto, 288 pages including photograph illustrations, hardbound in one quarter yellow cloth with blue cloth covers, "E.R.A." in raised letters to front cover, black lettering to spine, blue endpapers. Housed in a pictorial slipcase, retailer sticker to reverse. Book – 10 3/4" H x 13 1/2" W x 1 1/4" D. Slipcase – 11 1/4" H x 13 5/8" W x 1 1/2" D. Both items late 20th century. CONDITION: Both items in overall very good condition. 1st item: Hardcover book with minor 1/4" blemish to bottom of spine, some scuffs to plaque. Softcover book with 1/4" tear to top of spine. Slipcase with minor shelf wear, corners slightly bumped. 2nd item: Book with minor scuffs to cover and raised letters. Slipcase with minor shelf wear, corners slightly bumped. [See more photos →]

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968Lot 968: Archive of the Artist Leo Blake, incl. Drawings and GouacheArchive of the Artist Leo Blake, incl. Drawings and GouacheLot 968: Archive of the Artist Leo Blake, incl. Drawings and Gouache

Large archive of the artist Leo Blake (American, 1887-1976) including letters and receipts relating to his career, sketches, and photographs. Included are thirteen (13) pen and ink or pencil and ink drawings of various subjects including farm scenes, logging scenes, and harbor scenes, in sizes range from 6" H x 8" W to 9 1/2" H x 12" W. Also included is one (1) 10" H x 12" W gouache on paper painting of the Chicago skyline. The bulk of the archive is comprised of invoices for art supplies dated 1941-1959, including correspondence from patrons, galleries, and other business contacts. There is also one (1) file of student rosters labeled 1952-1956 from Blake's work as an art teacher; one (1) sheet of "seals" from the Capper Foundation for Crippled Children which used one of Blake's paintings for its design (related correspondence is included); postcards and greeting made from Blake paintings (many with personal correspondence); about thirty-six (36) black and white photographs of Blake paintings; eight (8) candid photographs likely used as the basis for Blake paintings; a photograph of the artist and his wife "taken by Dave… July 11, 1965"; and two (2) small albums containing black and white images of Blake paintings, labeled "Return to Blake Studios Berkshire Massachusetts." Provenance: the estate of Earl and Annette Bruhn of Chicago, close friends of the late artist. Two oil paintings and a watercolor by Blake from the same estate are also being sold in this auction. Artist biography: Leo B. Blake studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1908-1912, and began his career in illustration and commercial art. In 1933, he relocated to New England and set up a studio in the Berkshires, where he focused on painting landscapes and taught classes, including at Williams College (1937-1941) and the Berkshire Museum (1943-1953). Blake was a member of numerous organizations including the Pittsfield Art League (where he served as president), the North Shore Arts Association, the Illinois Academy of Fine Arts, and the American Artists Professional League. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Salmagundi Club, and the Berkshire Museum. CONDITION: All items in overall very good condition with expected toning, minor wear. [See more photos →]

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1028Lot 1028: 31 Pre Civil War Newspapers, incl. Brownlow Whig31 Pre Civil War Newspapers, incl. Brownlow WhigLot 1028: 31 Pre Civil War Newspapers, incl. Brownlow Whig

Thirty-one (31) Pre Civil War newspapers, mostly Tennessee, including William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow (1805-1877) TENNESSEE WHIG and THE JONESBOROUGH WHIG, THE RAIL-ROAD ADVOCATE, HICKORY STATE HERALD, KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE with articles about the 1848 United States presidential election between General Zachary Taylor of the Whig Party and Senator Lewis Cass of the Democratic Party, and more, 33 items total. 1st item: TENNESSEE WHIG, Vol. 1, No. 5, Elizabethton, Thursday June 13, 1839, edited by W. G. Brownlow, printed and published by M.R. Lyon. 2nd item: THE JONESBOROUGH WHIG, AND INDEPENDENT JOURNAL, Vol. 4, No. 28, Wednesday November 22, 1842, edited by W.G. Brownlow. 3rd item: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE AND THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Vol. 27, No. 1455, Monday, February 16, 1795, published by Adams and Larkin. 4th item: THE RAIL-ROAD ADVOCATE, Rogersville, Vol. 1, No. 17. 5th item: Classifieds page from a Tennessee newspaper, circa Monday March 20, 1815. 6th item: HICKORY STATE HERALD, Vol. 1, No. [NP], Jonesborough, Sunday, July 26, 1846, printed and published by William H. Smith and Company. 7th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 2, No. 10, Wednesday, July 28, 1847, James C. Walker and John Miller M'Kee, editors and proprietors. 8th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 2, No. 15, Wednesday, September 1, 1847. 9th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 2, No. 22, Wednesday, October 20, 1847. 10th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 2, No. 45, Wednesday, April 5, 1848. 11th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 2, No. 32, Wednesday, January 5, 1848. 12th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 3, Wednesday, July 5, 1848, John Miller M'Kee, editor and proprietor. 13th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 6, Wednesday, July 5, 1848. 14th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 13, Wednesday, August 23, 1848. 15th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 15, Wednesday, September 6, 1848. 16th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 18, Wednesday, September 27, 1848. 17th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 22, Wednesday, October 25, 1848. 18th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 24, Wednesday, November 8, 1848. 19th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 40, Wednesday, March 7, 1849. 20th item: KNOXVILLE REGISTER, Vol. 31, No. 1725, Saturday, June 1, 1850. Includes ink inscription reading "Presented to F.W. Taylor 2d by Robt. C Crouch May 1907" (see Lot 721). 21st item: GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Vol. 2, No. 1, Saturday, January 1852, published by F. Gleason. 22nd item: KNOXVILLE REGISTER, Vol. 36, No. 1814, Wednesday, February 11, 1852. 23rd item: KNOXVILLE REGISTER, Vol. 37, No. 20, Wednesday August 18, 1852. 24th item: Front page of KNOXVILLE REGISTER, Vol. 37, No. 34, Monday, August 30, 1852. 25th item: THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., Vol. 2, No. 81, Wednesday, September 12, 1852, published semi-weekly by F.P. Blair. 26th item: KNOXVILLE REGISTER, Vol. 37, No. 79, Monday, December 13, 1852. 27th item: THE NEW YORK HERALD, Morning Edition, Monday, June 11, 1855. 28th item: THE DAILY EXPRESS, Petersburg, Vol. 4, No. 144, Saturday Morning, June 16, 1855, published by A.F. Crutchfield and Company. 29th item: DANDRIDGE HERALD, Vol. 2, No. 7, Friday, December 22, 1855, published by R.M. Parrott. 30th item: THE WEEKLY DISPATCH, Richmond, Vol. 10, No. 20, Friday, May 28, 1860, by Cowardin and Hammersley. 31st item: Reprint ULSTER COUNTY GAZETTE, Kingston, Vol. 2, No. 88, January 4, 1800, published by Samuel Freer and Son. 32nd item: Clipped section from a Knoxville newspaper, circa August 18, 1880. 33rd item: NEWPORT TIMES, Vol. 15, No. 29, Wednesday, March 30, 1910. Ranging in size from 19" H x 11 1/2" W to 24 1/4" H x 36" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The numeral ink inscriptions on several of the items likely refers to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). CONDITION: Most with toning, areas of dampstaining, foxing spots, to be expected from age. Tears, holes, largest 9 1/2" x 3 1/2", primarily to fold lines. 1st item: 12" x 11" section of back page is not present. 4th item: 3 1/2" x 1" area to top right of front page not present. 21st item: 5" x 11" lower sections of first and last few pages are not present. [See more photos →]

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1029Lot 1029: Group Civil War Publications incl. TN NewspapersGroup Civil War Publications incl. TN NewspapersLot 1029: Group Civil War Publications incl. TN Newspapers

Ten (10) Civil War era publications, including newspapers, mostly THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Tennessee, and more, 11 items total. 1st item: CINCINNATI WEEKLY INQUIRER, Vol. 21, No. 26, Wednesday Morning, May 1, 1861, published by Faran and Mclean. Includes articles regarding the early days of the Civil War with a full account of the bombardment at Fort Sumter on Thursday, April 11, reports of a mob in Baltimore, slave insurrections, General Winfield Scott's (1786-1866) continued loyalty to the Union, and more. 2nd item: Front page and partial second page of THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 11, No. 19, Thursday, May 22, 1862, published by J.A. Sperry. Includes articles about Colonel John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) and other commanders, yellow fever cases in New Orleans, notices about runaway slaves, deserters, and more. 17 1/2" H x 18 3/4" W. 3rd item: One (1) page from THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Friday Morning, July 4, 1862. Includes articles about Colonel J. H. Morgan and other commanders, correspondences from the headquarters of the 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Regiment in Camp Taylor, Union County, Powell's Valley, notices about runaway slaves, and more. 4th item: THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 11, No. 135, Sunday October 5, 1862. Includes articles about the fall of Fort Henry, the African American community in Washington, D.C., advertisements for soldier substitutes, slaves, runaway slaves, and more. 5th item: Front page of THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 11, No. 262, Saturday, February 21, 1863. Includes articles about the Capture of the US Ram Queen of the West on February 14, 1863, women in the quartermaster's department, notices about runaway slaves, deserters, and more. 6th item: Front page of THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 11, No. 327, Saturday, May 9, 1863. Includes articles about General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson's (1824-1863) ultimately fatal wound, Military Governor of Tennessee Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), runaway slaves, and more. 7th item: Front page of THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 111, No. 63, Saturday Morning, July 4, 1863. Includes articles about the Siege of Vicksburg (May 18, 1863 – July 4, 1863) with a casualty list from Vaughn's Brigade, specifically the 43rd and the 62nd Tennessee Regiments, advertisements for slave auctions, and more. 8th item: Front page of THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 111, No. 64, Sunday Morning, July 5, 1863. Includes articles about the progress on the General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) invasion of Pennsylvania, resulting in the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863), Movements of General Braxton Bragg's (1817-1876) army, notices about runaway slaves, and more. 9th item: Songs for Southern Patriots music sheet with lyrics for "To. Mr. Lincoln" and "Root Hog or Die" (Southern Version), for sale wholesale by E.F. Redfield and Company, Jasper, TN. 10th item: Third Yankee version of THE DAILY CITIZEN, Vicksburg, Thursday, July 2, 1863, J.M. Sword, proprietor. Third column "…It is thought Gen. Rhodes…" "e" is not inverted. Printed on the back of floral wallpaper describing the newspaper with an advertisement for "Gen'l M.P. Reeve, Who holds the fort against the Jews and the Gentiles…" 11th item: "Extra 8:10" reprint of THE NEW YORK HERALD, whole no. 10,456, Saturday Morning, April 15, 1865. Ranging in size from approximately 11 1/2" H x 9" W to 26 3/4" H x 39 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph Franklin Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The numeral ink inscriptions on several of the items likely refer to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), and great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, who served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). CONDITION: All items with toning, acid burn, areas of dampstaining, foxing spots, tears/holes primarily to fold lines, to be expected from age. 2nd item: 17 1/2" x 6 3/4" section of second page is not present. 3rd item: Tears, largest 6", primarily to fold lines. 4th item: Areas of loss, approximately 20" x 1 3/4", to left and right sides of newspaper. 9th item: Sheet is separated into two parts. 11th item: Approximately 6" x 4 1/2" section of top center of both pages is not present. [See more photos →]

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1030Lot 1030: 42 Calvinistic Magazines, Rogersville, TN, circa 1827-3142 Calvinistic Magazines, Rogersville, TN, circa 1827-31Lot 1030: 42 Calvinistic Magazines, Rogersville, TN, circa 1827-31

Forty-two (42) copies of THE CALVINISTIC MAGAZINE, conducted by James Gallaher, Frederick A. Ross, and David Nelson, published by S.D. Mitchell or C. Armstrong, Rogersville, Tennessee, 1827-1931. Includes six (6) Vol. I, No. 2, 4-6, and 9-10, dated 1827, nine (9) Vol. II, No. 2-3, and 6-12, dated 1828, nine (9) Vol. III, No. 1-3, 5-9, and 12, dated 1829, nine (9) Vol. IV., No. 1, 2, 4, and 7-12, dated 1830, and nine (9) Vol. V, No. 1-3, 5-7, and 9-11 & 12, dated 1831. Octavo pamphlets, with original printed wrappers. Vol. I magazines with William B.A. Ramsey, first citizen-elected Mayor of Knoxville in 1838 and Secretary of State for Tennessee (1847-1855), signatures across top of front covers. Thirty (30) in archival mylar sleeves. All items approximately 9 1/8" H x 5 3/4" W. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears, separation of pages, missing pages, areas of loss, to be expected from age. Later ink and pencil inscriptions from previous owners. [See more photos →]

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1031Lot 1031: 11 Music, Religion, and Literature Books inc. Philadelphia Harmony11 Music, Religion, and Literature Books inc. Philadelphia HarmonyLot 1031: 11 Music, Religion, and Literature Books inc. Philadelphia Harmony

Eleven (11) 19th/20th century books related to music, religion, literature, and other subjects, including Philadelphia Harmony by Andrew Adgate, 1801. 1st item: Philadelphia Harmony or A Collection of Psalm Tunes, Hymns, and Anthems, selected by A. Adgate. together with the Rudiments of Music on a New & improved Plan, by Andrew Adgate, published by Matthew Carey, Philadelphia, 1801. Hardcover oblong octavo, 110 pages. Paper label reading "584" to front cover. 5 5/8" H x 9 1/2" W x 3/4" D. 2nd item: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek, published by the American Bible Society, New York, 1859. Hardcover 32mo, 306 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 583" to interior of front cover, Taylor family Civil War era inscription dated October 9, 1864 to front end paper. 4 3/4" H x 3 1/4" W x 3/4" D. 3rd item: Hudibras: in Three Parts: Written in the Time of the Late War, by Samuel Butler, Esq., printed and published by W. Borradaile, 1829. Hardcover 32mo, 312 pages. Paper label reading "589" to interior of front cover. 5 3/8" H x 3" W x 1 1/8" D. 4th item: The Defining Spelling Book, or Tutor's Assistant, Designed to Connect Ideas with Words, or Sense with Sound, Second Edition, by Nathan Carter, printed by Johnston and Edwards, Madisonville, 1826. Hardcover 16mo, 214 pages. Paper label reading "165" to front cover. 6 3/4" H x 5" W x 7/8" D. 5th item: The Life of John Eliot, The Apostle of the Indians, published by the American Sunday-School Union, 1829. Hardcover 30mo, 155 pages. Paper label reading "40" to front cover. 5 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 6th item: The Quarterly Review; Vol XLII published in January and March 1830, editorial by John Murray, published by Wells and Lilly, Boston, 1830. Hardcover octavo, 536 pages. 9" H x 6" W x 1 3/4" D. 7th item: Geography: Or, A Description of the World. In Three Parts, Thirteen Edition, by Daniel Adams, A.M., printed and published by Lincoln and Edmands, Boston, 1831. Hardcover 12mo, 335 pages. 7 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W x 1 1/8" D. 8th item: Analekta 'Ellenika Meizona Sive Collectanea Graeca Majora ad Usum Academicae Juventutis Cum Notis Philologicis, Quas Partim Collegit, Partim Scripsit, Vol. I, by Andreas Dalzel, A.M., published by Hilliard Gray and Co., Boston, Kimber and Sharpless, Philadelphia, 1835. Hardcover octavo, 170 pages. Paper label reading "581" to interior of front cover. 8 7/8" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 7/8" D. 9th item: One Hundred and Fifty Selected Views of Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, National Cemetery, and Missionary Ridge, published by Rollins and Hardison, Lookout Mountain War Relic Museum, 1910. Paperback oblong octavo, 73 pages. 6 1/8" H x 9 1/2" W x 1/4" D. 10th item: History of the Alamo and of the Local Franciscan Missions, Third Edition, by Henry Ryder-Taylor, published by Nic Tengg, San Antonio, circa 1908. Paperback 12mo, 98 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 577" to front cover. 7 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 1/4" D. 11th item: Roaring Jokes, No. 42, Compiled by A Star Performer, published by Royal Publishing Company, New York, 1915. Paperback 16mo, 58 pages, 6 advertising pages. 5 1/4" H x 3 7/8" W x 1/4" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph Franklin Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The numeral ink inscriptions on several of the items likely refers to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN. Joseph Feamster Taylor was the son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), and great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, who served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). CONDITION: All books with wear, surface stains to covers, areas of loss/tears/cracking to leather covers, corners bumped. Pages with toning, acid burn, tears, foxing spots, staining, fraying, to be expected from age. Several with pencil or ink inscriptions from previous owners. 1st item: Spine nearly separated from covers. [See more photos →]

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1032Lot 1032: 19th Century Albumen Print of Knoxville, TN19th Century Albumen Print of Knoxville, TNLot 1032: 19th Century Albumen Print of Knoxville, TN

19th century unmounted albumen print depicting the bridge at Gay Street located in downtown Knoxville, TN. The scene depicts the wooden bridge spanning the Tennessee River from East to West, the foreground depicting an undeveloped bank and the opposite bank background showing the developed downtown of Knoxville. Writing en verso reads: View of Knoxville. 3 1/8" H x 3 7/8" W. Circa 1873. Note: This photo depicts the first permanent wood bridge at Gay Street which was built to replace the original pontoon bridge. It was built by Union General Ambrose E. Burnside and was subsequently destroyed by a flood in 1867. CONDITION: Unmounted. Some minor crinkling to paper, losses to lower edges. [See more photos →]

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1036Lot 1036: 2 Civil War Related Books, incl. Hancock's Diary2 Civil War Related Books, incl. Hancock's DiaryLot 1036: 2 Civil War Related Books, incl. Hancock's Diary

Two (2) First Edition Civil War related books, including HANCOCK'S DIARY, 1887, and RETURNED BATTLE FLAGS, 1905 1st item: HANCOCK'S DIARY: OR, A HISTORY OF THE SECOND TENNESSEE CONFEDERATE CAVALRY, WITH SKETCHES OF FIRST AND SEVENTH BATTALIONS; ALSO, PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, Two Volumes in One, First Edition, by Richard Ramsey Hancock, published by Brandon Printing Company, Nashville, 1887. Octavo, 644 pages with steel plate engraved frontispiece of Nathan Bedford Forrest with facsimile signature and 18 additional portrait illustrations, hardbound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Ink stamp reading "Property of Hamblen County Library" to front end paper. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 5/8" D. 2nd item: THE FLAGS OF THE CONFEDERATE ARMIES. RETURNED TO THE MEN WHO BORE THEM BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, First Edition, published by Charles E. Ware, St. Louis, 1905. Presented to the Confederate Veterans at their Reunion, at Louisville, Ky, June 14th, 1905, with the compliments of the Passenger Department, "Cotton Belt Route." Paperback octavo, 112 pages with color illustrations of Confederate flags captured during Civil War battles from Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Missouri, Louisiana, and North Carolina regiments with text written by various contributors, bound in pictorial paper wraps with stapled spine. Ink inscription reading "No. 595" to front cover and title page. 10 1/8" H x 6 7/8" W x 3/16" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The numeral ink inscription on the 2nd item likely refers to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015), as number 595. CONDITION: 1st item: Wear to cloth covers, shelf wear, minute hole lower left of spine, corners bumped. First section of approximately ten pages partially separated from binding. Pages with toning, acid burn, foxing spots to be expected from age. Illustrations are collated. 2nd item: Covers with wear, creases, tears, largest 1/2", surface stains, and scuffs, corners bumped. Pages with light toning, acid burn to first and last few pages, some handling wear. [See more photos →]

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1037Lot 1037: 12 Book Set, Works and Life of Thomas Jefferson, 1854-5912 Book Set, Works and Life of Thomas Jefferson, 1854-59Lot 1037: 12 Book Set, Works and Life of Thomas Jefferson, 1854-59

Twelve (12) Thomas Jefferson Related books, including THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON and THE LIFE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1854-1859. 1st-9th items: THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, Vols. I-IX, edited by H.A. Washington, Vols. I-II published by John C. Riker, New York, 1854 and 1857, Vols. II-IX published by Derby and Jackson, New York, 1859. Octavos, 5,486 total marble edged pages, Vol. I with one (1) engraved portrait vignette frontispiece of Jefferson with tissue paper guard. 10th-12th items: THE LIFE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, Vols. I-III, by Henry S. Randall, LL.D., published by Derby and Jackson, New York, 1858. Octavos, 2,070 total marble edged pages, Vol. I with a two (2) engraved frontispieces, one (1) depicting Thomas Jefferson and one (1) depicting Monticello with tissue paper guard, and one (1) fold out facsimile of a handwritten Declaration of Independence. All books are hardbound in three-quarter brown leather with marbled-paper sides, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, marbled endpapers. Previous owner inscriptions from a Nashville, TN individual to front end papers. Approximately 9 1/4" H x 6 3/8" W x 1 7/8" D. Provenance: the estate of Dr. John M. Tudor, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. Wear, areas of rubbing/scuffs to paper sides, loss to leather, corners bumped. Pages with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, tears, to be expected with age. Some volumes with removed from end papers. [See more photos →]

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1038Lot 1038: 3 G. Cruikshank Illustrated Books3 G. Cruikshank Illustrated BooksLot 1038: 3 G. Cruikshank Illustrated Books

Three (3) 19th Century George Cruikshank illustrated books, including FACETIAE AND MISCELLANIES, 1862. 1st item: FACETIAE AND MISCELLANIES, by William Hone, drawn by George Cruikshank, published by Hunt and Clarke, London, 1827. Octavo, 298 yellow edged pages including index and illustrations, three engraved plates, hardbound in three-quarter rust leather with marbled paper sides and tooled gilt borders, gilt lettering and tooled decorations to spine, five raised hubs, marbled paper endpapers, green ribbon bookmark. Ex Libris label to interior of front cover. 8 5/8" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 7/8" D. 2nd item: SUNDAY IN LONDON, illustrated in Fourteen Cuts, by George Cruikshank, published by Effingham Wilson and Thomas Hurst, London, 1833. Octavo, 105 pages with illustrations, hardbound in three-quarter green leather with green cloth sides, green leather label with gilt lettering and tooled decorations to spine, five raised hubs, marbled paper endpapers. Ex Libris label to interior of front cover. 8" H x 5 1/8" W x 5/8" D. 3rd item: STENELAUS AND AMYLDA; A CHRISTMAS LEGEND, drawn by George Cruikshank, published by W. Teedie, London, 1862. 18mo, 32 pages with illustrations, hardbound in three-quarter red leather with red cloth sides, green leather label with gilt lettering to spine, marbled paper endpapers. Three previous owner bookplates to interior of covers and front endpaper. 6 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W x 1/4" D. Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Rubbing to leather, corners bumped. Pages with light toning, few foxing spots. 3rd item: Peeling/loss to green label spine. [See more photos →]

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1039Lot 1039: 2 Books: Somerset Maugham, Arthur Rackham2 Books: Somerset Maugham, Arthur RackhamLot 1039: 2 Books: Somerset Maugham, Arthur Rackham

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

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1040Lot 1040: 7 Am. 1st Ed. Harry Potter, incl. Rowling Signed7 Am. 1st Ed. Harry Potter, incl. Rowling SignedLot 1040: 7 Am. 1st Ed. Harry Potter, incl. Rowling Signed

Seven (7) American First Edition Harry Potter books, including J.K. Rowling signed, and Collector's Edition, 8 items total. 1st item: Author Signed, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE, First American Edition, 38th Printing, by J.K. Rowling, published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Press, New York, originally published October 1998. Octavo, hardbound in purple diamond embossed boards and red cloth spine with gilt lettering to spine, green end papers, includes pictorial dust jacket with "$19.95" price, "Rowling Year 1" to spine, Publisher's Weekly quote and numeral "51995" to barcode on reverse. Signed "JK Rowling" on the title page with Atlanta Sports Collectibles Certificate of Authenticity. 2nd item: HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE, Collector's Edition, 1st Printing, by J.K. Rowling, published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Press, New York, published November 2000. Octavo, hardbound in green leather with pictorial image and gilt blind stamping and lettering to covers and spine, gilt edged pages, burgundy and purple diamond endpapers, includes a mylar dust jacket. 3rd-8th items: Six (6) American First Edition Harry Potter books, including one (1) CHAMBER OF SECRETS, 21st Printing, one (1) PRISONER OF AZKABAN, 22nd Printing, GOBLET OF FIRE, 1st Printing, ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, 1st Printing, HALF BLOOD PRINCE, 2nd Printing, and THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, 1st Printing, by J.K. Rowling, by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Press, New York, published June 1999-July 2007. Octavos, all hardbound with diamond embossed boards, cloth spines with metallic lettering to spine, all include dust jackets. CHAMBER OF SECRETS, GOBLET OF FIRE, and HALF BLOOD PRINCE with ink inscription from previous owners to reverse of dedication pages. Items range in size from 9 1/2" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D to 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 2 1/4" D. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Signature in overall good, legible condition. Dust jacket is not price clipped. 2nd item: Overall very good condition. 3rd-8th items: All items overall good condition with light to normal shelf wear to covers, spines, and dust jackets. Dust jackets are not price clipped. Pages appear to be in lightly read condition. PRISONER OF AZKABAN with minute hole to top right of dust jacket near spine. ORDER OF THE PHOENIX with light paste residue to bottom page edges of near spine, page 230 with handling wear, lower left. [See more photos →]

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1041Lot 1041: Rand, McNally, & Co. World Atlas, 1881Rand, McNally, & Co. World Atlas, 1881Lot 1041: Rand, McNally, & Co. World Atlas, 1881

RAND, MCNALLY & CO.'S INDEXED ATLAS OF THE WORLD published by Rand, McNally and Company, Chicago, 1881. Folio, 852 gilt edge pages including 91 color maps with 6 fold out maps and tables, rebound in original brown leather with gilt tooling to covers and spine, marbled front and back end papers. Also includes a Eastern South America Map published by the National Geographic Society, 1955. Book – 15 3/4" H x 12 1/4" W x 3" D. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, areas of rubbing to leather at spine, corners bumped. Pages with toning, handling wear, tears, largest 2 1/8". Some pages have been reinforced with white archival tape at the binding. Table of Contents is collated. [See more photos →]

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1042Lot 1042: Hammond’s 9 Inch Tabletop Terrestrial GlobeHammond’s 9 Inch Tabletop Terrestrial GlobeLot 1042: Hammond’s 9 Inch Tabletop Terrestrial Globe

C. S. Hammond 9-inch Terrestrial Globe, model #3036, having a full calibrated gilt meridian and mounted onto a mahogany stand with turned legs and stretcher. 13 1/4″ H x 12″ dia. Circa 1930-1931. CONDITION: A few scattered areas of loss to globe, primarily near seams. Meridian with general wear. [See more photos →]

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