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[Illuminated Manuscript - 15th Century] Lovely circa 1475 Double Column 27 Line Breviary With Red, Blue, and Gilt Decorations and Initials on 109 Leaves - Possibly for Franciscan Use

MID-15TH CENTURY CATALONIAN (?) BREVIARY, IN LATIN, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON PARCHMENT - 109 LEAVES IN 27 LINE DOUBLE COLUMNS WITH 19 LARGE INITIALS IN RED, BLUE, AND GILT DECORATION, AN ELABORATELY DECORATIVE FLOREATED OPENING LEAF AND 100'S OF SMALLER RED AND BLUE INITIALS THROUGHOUT IN AN ATTRACTIVE EARLY PANELED CALF BINDING. 
 
6 3/4 by 5 inch manuscript breviary ca. 1450 - 1475 bound in 18th C. dark paneled calf with blind tooling and the remains of clasps -- binding rebacked and restored probably late 19th Century. Retains the bookplate of Henry White whose extensive library of early printed books, illuminated manuscripts, etc. was sold in London in the Spring of 1902 over 11 consecutive days (less the Sunday) between April 21 and May 2 by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge. 
 
Based on paleography and on calendar evidence, created in northern Spain, specifically Catalonia (?) or very southern France.  For the most part, the calendar entries are fairly unremarkable and feature saints that are commonly included on calendars across Europe. The entry for 23 October, however, is unusual: the translation of Saint Eulalia of Barcelona. Her bones were transferred to a new tomb in the Cathedral of St. Eulalia in Barcelona in 1339. While her main feast day on 12 February is celebrated more widely from Spain to Germany, her translation day is much less common, indicating a more local use to the Barcelona/Catalonia area. There isn't much in the way of double-grading in this calendar, but the fact that this feast is listed as consisting of 9 lessons shows it to be a more significant entry on the calendar. The feasts involving St. Clare and St. Francis (each indicating additional lessons) suggest that the MS may have been produced for Franciscan use.
Estimate: $7,500 - $10,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$4,500
04/04/2019

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[Judaica - Torah - Exodus] Yemeni Manuscript Leaf circa 1500 -- Torah: Exodus 34:23 - 36:25 - "I Have Formed A Covenant With You."

MANUSCRIPT LEAF TORAH - YEMAN cc 1500: EXODUS 34:23 - 36:25, FRAMED UNDER GLASS.

Leaf is 15 3/4 by 20 1/2 inches; framed under glass - 24 by 29 inches. 

From Wikipedia:

The Yemenite scroll of the Torah is traditionally written on 51 lines to each column, differing from Ashkenazi and Sephardic scrolls that are almost exclusively made of 42 lines to each column. Unique to Yemenite scrolls, based on what is prescribed in their codices, is that each column concludes with the end of a particular verse and begins with the start of a new verse; never broken in the middle. Each column starts afresh, excepting in only six designated places, whose mnenomics are בי"ה שמ"ו (see infra), where the columns in these places begin in the middle of a verse. These six places (five places when בראשית of Gen. 1:1 is excluded, since it is only used to form the mnemonic) are the only exceptions to the rule, and which practice is intended to ensure uniformity and exactness in the scribal practice and layout in the Sefer Torah throughout all generations. Yemenite scrolls comprise a total of 226 columns and which average width of each column is approximately four finger-breadths, usually 9.3 centimetres (3.7 in), with a space of 3.7 centimetres (1.5 in) between columns. Columns containing the Prosaic Songs are considerably wider to facilitate the writing of the song in its usual format. For the Prosaic Song Ha'azinu, the first column which contains the song is made ca. 14 centimetres (5.5 in) in width, while the second column that concludes the song is made ca. 14.9 centimetres (5.9 in) in width. For the Prosaic Song of the Sea the column measures approximately 14 centimetres (5.5 in) in width. The sheets of parchment used in making the scroll measure approximately 54.7 centimetres (21.5 in) in length (from top to bottom), although varying in width, with at least three columns to each sheet. Most are made with full-grain leather, that is, leather where the "split" layer has not been removed from it. In Yemen, the custom was to treat the raw hide with a tannin-solution made from the leaves of Acacia etbaica (Arabic: qarāḍ) to ensure the leather's lasting durability. This also gave to the leather a reddish-brown luster. The sheets of parchment were traditionally sewn together with sinews (tendons) taken from the animal's loins (flanks), rather than from the animal's heels (the latter being prescribed by Maimonides).

Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$480
04/04/2019

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[17th C. English History - Calligraphy] Manuscript Speeches and Other Passages in Parliament 1625-1626 Beautifully Written on 248 Leaves in a Contemporary Hand

SPEECHES AND OTHER PASSAGES IN PARLIAMENT FEBRUARY 5, 1625 TO JUNE 14, 1626 - CALLIGRAPHIC HAND IN INK. 

7 by 4 1/4 inches in an early full calf binding with gilt tooling. Beautifully written in a contemporary hand on 248 leaves. The contents include: James I, Speech of Feb. 5, 1625; A Brief Declaration of the Treasurer's Accompt.; The Archbishop's Speech, March 7, 1625; The Speaker's Address to the King in the Banquetting House at Whitehall, March 5, 1625; The Earl Conway's Letter to the Earl of Bristoll, March 23, 1625, and Answer; Charles I: Impeachment of Buckingham, 1626; The Duke of Buckingham's Extortion of 1,000 Pounds From the East India Company, by John Glanvill; Etc. 

The early speeches are those of James I; the latter of Charles I who acceded to the throne in February, 1626. 

Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,020
04/04/2019

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[Early Printing - Scotland - Presbyterian Church] First Book of Discipline, 1621, Autographed by Rev. Dr. John Jamieson (1759-1838)

Calderwood, David (editor). THE FIRST AND SECOND BOOKE OF DISCIPLINE: Together with some Acts Of The Generall Assemblies, Clearing and confirming the same : And An Act Of Parliament [Ornament beneath title]. (Leyden ?): Publisher not identified. (16), 92 pages. Small quarto 7 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches in early full leather binding. Signed and dated 1778 on the title page by John Jamieson (1759-1838) a Scottish cleric and scholar who is best know for his "Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" (1808). 

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$300
04/04/2019

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[Bible - Nurnberg Imprint 1755] Large Quarto 18th Century Nurnberg Bible Woodcut Illustrations Throughout

Biblia, das ist: die gantze Heilige Schrifft daß Alten und Neuen Testaments : 
wie solche von Martin Luther im Jahr Christi 1522 in unsere Teutsche Mutter-Sprach zu übersetzen angefangen, anno 1534 zu End gebracht und mit den Summarien Johann Sauberti und auch mit dem ... Nutzen, über alle Capitel, d. Salomon Glassens ausgefertigt /

Martin Luther;  Johann Saubert;  Salomon Glass;  Johann Michael Dilherr.

German Book 1181 Seiten : Illustrationen
Nürnberg : Endter, 1755. 
 
16 by 10 inches and 5 inches thick in period boards with brass corners and bosses but also considerable restoration -- modern rebinding retaining the original backstrip and with new endpages and many of the preliminary and closing pages repaired and "silked," etc. The original clasps have also been restored and now are functional. A massive 1,181 page Luther Bible with dozens of copper engraved illustrations throughout the Old and New Testaments. 
Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$450
04/04/2019

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[16th Century Woodcut Illustration] Sebastian Munster (1448-1552) Two 16th Century Woodcuts from Cosmographia - View of Luneberg and Title Page

German. Two framed engravings, a view of Luneberg and a Cosmographia title page; larger 10.25 x 15 in. (sight), 17.5 x 21.5 in. (framed).

Estimate: $200 - $400
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[Americana - 18th C. Newspaper/Broadsheet] From the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Single Sheet Broadsheet, With Coverage of Non-Importation Agreements, 1770

New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury. New York, NY: August 27, 1770. Single sheet broadsheet special edition, 2pp, 12.75 x 9.5 in. 

This "extra edition" single sheet broadsheet contains coverage of the Non-Importation Agreements reached by colonial American merchants in the aftermath of the various taxes levied by the British on the Colonies. After the implementation of the Stamp Act in 1765, colonial non-importation associations formed to collectively embargo British goods. Though the Stamp Act was repealed that same year, the imposition of the Townsend duties (1767) resulted in the resumption of the embargo. By 1770, British merchants had begun to strain under the trade restrictions. Here, a letter from the Committee of Merchants in Boston is reproduced, along with a five-column "Summary of Importations to Boston," listing the quantities of specific goods sent back to England in the wake of the enforcement of the draconian commercial restrictions. 

Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$450
04/04/2019

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[Americana - 18th Century] The Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter, May 9, 1771, with Election of Hancock, Sam Adams, et al. in Boston Massacre Aftermath

The Massachusetts Gazette and the Boston Weekly News-Letter. Boston, MA: R. Draper, May 9, 1771. No. 3526. 4pp, 9.75 x 15.5 in.

Contains an inside page report on the election of James Otis, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Thomas Cushing as representatives to meet with the British authorities over the protests in the aftermath of the Boston Massacre in 1770. Also includes a slave sale ad. According to the article, Otis (399 votes), Cushing (410), Adams (403), and Hancock (410) were elected at "a Meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants" of Boston. Continuing in part: "After the above Choice, the Hon. James Otis, Esq. was chosen Moderator of the Meeting, to transact the other Matters mentioned in the Notification." The slave sale ad on page 3 reads, "TO BE SOLD for want of Imploy, A likely Healthy Negro Woman, that understands Cooking, and all other House-work, and can be well Recommended, Enquire of the Printer."

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,900
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[Americana - 18th C. Newspaper] The Connecticut Courant and Weekly Intelligencer, Revolutionary War Era Newspaper, Hartford, CT, 1783

The Connecticut Courant and Weekly Intelligencer. Hartford, CT: Hudson and Goodwin, May 20, 1783. No. 956. 4pp, 10 x 15 in.

This issue contains news that the British now recognize the independence of the United States of America, marking the end of the Revolutionary War. Also with coverage of the evacuation of Charleston, SC by British forces, as well as a meeting between George Washington and British General Guy Carleton in Fishkill, NY.

An inside page report from London's House of Commons presents "an abstract of a Bill for the provisional establishment and regulation of trade. . . between the subjects of Great-Britain and those of the United States," wherein American independence is formally acknowledged: ". . . the provinces of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, Rhode-Island and Providence-Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, and Georgia, in North-America, have lately been solemnly acknowledged by his Majesty, to be Independent and Sovereign States, by the description of the United States of America."

Reprinted on inside pages is a copy of a letter from a British officer aboard a transport vessel in the Charleston Harbor, apparently written the day after the evacuation. The officer describes to his friend the "evacuation and re-possession of Charleston, rendered supremely melancholy on account of the unhappy loyalists." He writes in part: "The streets, formerly crouded and cheerful to view, now presented one mournful scene of the most complicated wretchedness. . .The poor unhappy loyalists. . . [were] to be sent on board vessels for the West-Indies, to encounter with their distressed families, every misfortune and to suffer every species of indigence. . . Many remained in the town, preferring the risque of immediate death to the cruel uncertainty of adhering any longer to a government, whose perfidy and treachery stands unparalleled in the annals of history."

Finally, it was reported that a "conference, which has been lately held at Tappan, between his Excellency General Washington and Sir Guy Carleton" recently concluded, the result of which were the preliminary plans for the British evacuation of New York City, pursuant to the terms of the Treaty of Paris.

Estimate: $400 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$300
04/04/2019

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[Americana - Illustrated] Late 18th Century Colored Lithograph by Massard - Washington et Rochambeau "Final Orders Before Yorktown."

French-American, late 18th century. A hand-colored lithograph after Coudert titled Washington et Rochambeau / Donnat les Derniers Orders pour l'Attaque d'York Town, framed; 12 x 16.5 in. (image).

Artist: Auguste Couder (1789-1873). 

Engraver: Jean Massard (the Elder) 1740-1822.

Estimate: $100 - $200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$510
04/04/2019

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[Americana - Manuscript - Revolutionary War Era] Revolutionary War-Date Receipt for Blankets Used by Washington's Army

RECEIPT FOR 9 BLANKETS FOR ARMY... OF... GENERAL WASHINGTON. JUNE 24, 1777. 

8 1/4 BY 12 inch manuscript document - receipt for 9 blankets for Washington's troops: 

"New Haven June 24, 1777... of Timothy Jones one of the Seted (sic) Men of New Haven... Nine Blankets for the Use of the Army of the Comm. of His Excelency (sic) General Washington...."  (Signed by Jonas Prentice, Capt.) 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,080
04/04/2019

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[Americana - Manuscript - Am. Revolution] Revolutionary War Receipt for Payment Issued in 1781, State of Connecticut Pay Table Office

Manuscript receipt, 7 x 6.5 in. (sight), framed to 13.375 x 13.375 in. Connecticut, January 25, 1781. Payable unto Ralph Pomeroy in the amount of "four Pounds in Bills of this State." Signed by "Ebenezer Nichols" and "John Lawrence Esq. / Treasurer." Pomeroy (1737-1819) was a prominent lawyer from Connecticut who served as paymaster in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and later acted as State Controller. 

 

Estimate: $100 - $150
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$60
04/04/2019

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[Americana - Manuscript - Virginia] Promissory Note to Pay "Light Horse" Henry Lee, 1799

Note approx. 3 x 8 in., 6 Sept. 1799. Charles R. Thompson promises to pay Henry Lee 119 pounds "Virginia currency" before the first of August next (1800). Endorsed on verso "Henry Lee / William ? Tibbs? & Co."  We were unable to locate this company, but the name is fairly common in Virginia, on into West Virginia and southeastern Ohio.

Henry Lee (III) (1756 - 1818) was a patriot who earned the sobriquet "Light-Horse Harry" from his horsemanship during the American Revolution. Lee had been pursuing a legal career, having graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton Univ.) in 1773, when the fighting began. He became a captain in a Virginia cavalry (dragoon) detachment, attached to the 1st Continental Dragoons. A short time later he was promoted to major and given a mixed unit of infantry and cavalry. It was as head of "Lee's Legion" that he earned his nickname.

Lee married his first wife, "The Divine Matilda" Ludwell in April 1782. They had three children, but Matilda died in 1790. Three years later Henry married Anne Hill Carter, with whom he had six children, the fifth of which was (future CSA General) Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870).

After the war, Henry was a delegate to several conventions (Confederation, Virginia), served on the Virginia Assembly and was Governor of Virginia (1791-1794). He later served in the US House and gave the eulogy for Washington that characterized him as "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." Lee served a year in debtors' prison after losses in the Panic of 1796-1797.

He suffered serious injuries in 1812 while helping his friend, Alexander Hanson, editor of The Federal Republican (newspaper), resist an attack. It is thought to have inflicted serious enough injuries that Lee never really recovered, and contributed to his death in 1818. He was buried in Georgia where he died, but his remains were later (1913) moved to the Lee family crypt on the campus of Washington & Lee University.

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$132
04/04/2019

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[Americana - Manuscript - Maritime] 1803 Clement Biddle Partially Printed Document Signed, Plus Early Shipping Documents

Lot of 5. Biddle, Clement (1740-1814). Revolutionary War Colonel. Partially printed DS signed by Biddle as witness and Notary Public. June 6, 1804. Testimony of Edward Jenkin that he had sailed as mate on the Schooner Hannah Lorette from Philadelphia bound for Pointe-Petre (Guadeloupe) about the 23rd of January, 1803 with William Whelan as Master. Whelan died in the latter port and Jenkin took command of the vessel and proceeded directly back to Philadelphia arriving in February 1803, without stopping at any other port. Biddle served during the Revolutionary War, fighting at Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. He was Commissary General at Valley Forge. Many generations of Biddles were prominent in Philadelphia society. After the war he served as Pennsylvania's first US Marshal. His primary roles seem to have been as a Notary and Broker.

Accompanied by four documents involving insurance for the cargo, two for the Brig Lydia, from Philadelphia to Cape Francois (Hispaniola/West Indies). For the merchants E. Dutilh & Wachsmuth, Oct. 1, 1792, cargo insured for 1,025 Pounds, and an additional policy for 200 pounds more. Each partially printed, 13 x 16 in.

The final two documents are for the Schooner Hannah Loretta, for Stephen Dutilh. One for $6000 in goods, Philadelphia to Cartagena (Colombia), Oct. 7, 1800 (16 x 20.5 in.), the other for goods insured for $4000, from Philadelphia to Guadaloup[e] (Lesser Antilles/West Indies), Nov. 30, 1802 (10 x 15.5 in.).

Estimate: $250 - $350
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[Americana - Ephemera] Rare 1823 Broadside Obituary of Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs (1740 - 1823) -- OCLC Shows Only 3

Obituary. Died, on the 28th of January, 1823, at the Cherokee agency, aged LXXXIII, Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs.

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified],

Printed broadside, 10 x 16 in., bearing the obituary of Return J. Meigs, Sr. (1740-1823), a Revolutionary War officer, Indian agent, and settler of the Northwest Territory. N.d., ca 1823. Two columns of text provide a brief biography of Meigs, with special attention paid to his storied military career. Enclosed by stylized Greek key border, with inscription on verso reading, "For W. Joseph Kelley -  / from his Sincere Friend / Sophia Meigs." Sophia Wright Meigs (1768-1825) was the daughter-in-law of Colonel Meigs, having married his son Return J. Meigs (1764-1825), US Senator and fourth Governor of Ohio, in 1788.

A scarce early broadside; OCLC shows only the examples held at N.Y. Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society, and Lilly Library.

 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$180
04/04/2019

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[Americana - Autographs - President Madison Land Grant] 1815 Partially Printed Land Grant Signed by President James Madison & Josiah Meigs

JAMES MADISON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME GREETING: 13 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch (trimmed size) original land grant from the Land Office at Steubenville, Ohio - Signed by President James Madison and also by Josiah Meigs, Commissioner of the General Land Office; dated December 12th, 1815. President Madison's signature in ink and clear and strong. 

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$780
04/04/2019

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[Americana - Presidents - Autographs] James Monroe Presidential Signed Land Grant

ORIGINAL 1818 LAND GRANT DOCUMENT SIGNED BY PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE AND COMMISSIONER JOSIAH MEIGS. 

13 BY 8 1/2 inches partially printed document on parchment -- trimmed margins. President Monroe signature in strong ink. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$480
04/04/2019

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[Americana - Signed President Adams] John Quincy Adams Signed Land Grant, 1825 for Land in Michigan Territory; Framed

PARTIALLY PRINTED 1825 LAND GRANT DOCUMENT COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT AND SIGNED BY PRESIDENT JOHN QUINCY ADAMS & COMMISSIONER OF LANDS GEORGE GRAHAM. 

9 1/4 by 15 inch document framed under glass.  

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$390
04/04/2019

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[Americana - Newspaper - President Andrew Jackson] National Intelligencer, First Printing of Andrew Jackson's Second Inaugural Address, Washington, DC, 1833

National Intelligencer. Washington, DC: Gales & Seaton, March 5, 1838. Vol. XXXIV, No. 4878. 4pp, 18 x 20 in. This issue contains an inside page first complete printing of the inaugural speech given by President Andrew Jackson at his second inauguration, held on March 4, 1833. Jackson was sworn in by Chief Justice John Marshall, marking the last of nine inaugurations (Adams through Jackson) over which Marshall presided. Jackson's second inauguration was notably the first time two separate Inaugural Balls were held, one at Carusi's, and the second at the Central Masonic Hall. After challenging the South Carolina legislature, led by John C. Calhoun, regarding the enforcement of federal tariff laws during his first term, Jackson used his second inaugural speech to reaffirm the importance of the American union, without which, he said, “our independence and liberty would never have been achieved.” He elaborates, stating, "The loss of liberty, of all good government, of peace, plenty, and happiness, must inevitably follow a dissolution of the Union."

Also with notices of reward for a runaway slave and a criminal on the lam. Jefferson West, accused of "willfully and maliciously" shooting another man with a rifle, is described as "spare made, very straight in his person, has a rather sickly or pale appearance, large blue eyes with considerable white, and is what might be called blear-eyed; his upper fore teeth somewhat decayed." $25 is offered to anyone able to "stop the villain, that he may be brought to trial and punishment for the atrocious deed."

Estimate: $400 - $600
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[Americana - Illustrated] Ambroise-Louis Garneray, Vue de Baltimore

Garneray, Ambroise-Louis  (French, 1783-1857). Hand-colored aquatint, 12.75 x 16.25 in. (plate size). Vue de Baltimore. Plate signed ''Garneray sc.'' lower right. Matted and framed, 18 x 21.5 in. 

Estimate: $100 - $150
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$60
04/04/2019

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[Americana - Military] Instruction for Field Artillery Horse & Foot by Robert Anderson, Philadelphia, 1839, with 56 Plates

Anderson, Robert (Translator). INSTRUCTION FOR FIELD ARTILLERY, HORSE & FOOT: TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH AND ARRANGED FOR THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES. Philadelphia: Robert P. DeSilver, 1839. 7 3/4 by 4 1/2 linches in the original purple cloth with remains of printed paper label to spine. Ex-library with stamp and bookplate to front pastedown; 191 pages with 56 plates. At head of title: By direction of the secretary of war./ Added t.p. engraved./ Introductory note, signed, J.R. Poinsett, dated April 29, 1840, inserted before p. [iii].

Estimate: $200 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$132
04/04/2019

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[Americana - Mexican War - General Orders, Etc.] Bound Volume of Original Army Registers and Orders, Over 700 Pages Original Printed Documents 1845-1850, War With Mexico - Army and Navy

ARMY REGISTER 1845-1850. NAVY REGISTER 1850. 

Thick 8vo volume bound in buckram with gilt titling to spine -- includes U.S. Army Registers 1845 through 1850; and U.S. Navy Register for 1850. Over 700 pages of original printed rosters, General Orders, etc. from the period leading up to and including the entirety of the Mexican War. Gilt titling to spine identifies owner Burton Harrison Randolph Randall who was a U.S. Army Paymaster based in Philadelphia during the period. 

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,200
04/04/2019

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[Sporting - Archery - 18th Century Poetry] Poems in English and Latin on Archers and the Royal Company - 1726

POEMS IN ENGLISH AND LATIN, ON THE ARCHERS, AND ROYAL-COMPANY OF ARCHERS. By several hands. Edinburgh: (no publisher), 1726. First Edition. 6 1/2 by 4 inches in a modern maroon cloth with gilt titling and decoration to the spine. 105 (3) pages. "The Royal Company of Archers is a ceremonial unit that serves as the Sovereign's Bodyguard in Scotland, a role it has performed since 1822 during the reign of King George IV, when the company provided a personal bodyguard to the King on his visit to Scotland." (Wikipedia)

Estimate: $150 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$84
04/04/2019

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[Sporting - Archery - Humor] Humorous Essays and Verse by "Robin Hood," London 1834 with Illustrations; Preface printed in Red

Hood, Robin. ARCHERY AND ARCHNESS. London: T. Hurst, 1834. First Edition. 7 by 4 1/4 inches in contemporary pebbled cloth. xii, 204 pages. Final section is the satirical, "Critical and Philosophical Dictionary." With the bookplate of William F. Diesel. 

Estimate: $150 - $300
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[Sporting - Archery - 19th Century] "Records of the Woodmen of Arden," Privately Printed 1885 with 12 Illustrations

(Bedford, W. K. Ryland). Records of the Woodmen of Arden from 1785 with Roll of Members of the Society and Other Notes Mainly Compiled from the Archives of the Forest. Privately Printed, 1885. 

Book 6 preliminary leaves, 152 pages : frontispiece, illustrations, plates (1 color) ; 27 cm
[Edinburg] : Printed for private circulation, 1885. 12 by 9 inches in the original green cloth with gilt titling to the spine and decoration to upper cover. Philotoxi Ardenæ" by John Morfitt: p.[99]-137./ Edited by W.K.R. Bedford; includes bibliographic notes. 
"No doubt a higher antiquity has been claimed for the society, as has been the case with other ancient institutions, than in all probability it can legitimately boast. The Warwick-shire gentlemen who met at the Bull's Head Inn, Meriden, in November 1785, professed to revive certain ancient meetings of Woodmen of the Forest of Arden, but that they could trace any direct descent from the verdurers of the Forest, of whose mythical prowess- 'clapping into the clout at six hundred yards' Dr. Dasent speaks in his 'Annals of an Eventful Life,' or even from the county heroes who figure in the animated description of the shooting match with which Mr. Gresley opens his historical romance of the Forest of Arden, is more than dubious. It appears from Mr. Digby's diary that 'Paradise,' the recreation-ground, as nowadays it would be called, of the village of Meriden, had no butts when the society was formed; and we may with greater probability conjecture that the revival which Sir Ashton Lever and the other founders of the Royal Toxophilite Society had set going had infected the gentle-men of Warwickshire than that any lingering tradition of local archery inspired them with an ambition to continue it. "

Source: 
Archery, by C. J. Longman and Col. H. Walrond.
(The Badminton Library) London, Longman, Green, & Co., 1894.
Estimate: $100 - $200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$60
04/04/2019

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[Sporting - Duelling - Gaming] A Dissertation on Dueling, 2nd Ed., Richard Hey, 1801, and A Dissertation on the Pernicious Effects of Gaming, Richard Hey, 2nd Ed.

Hey, Richard. A DISSERTATION ON DUELLING; FIRST PUBLISHED, BY APPOINTMENT, AS HAVING GAINED A PRIZE (May, 1784) IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE. London: B. Uphill, et. al., 1801. 2nd Edition A Re-Publication by William Smith, of Durham. 8vo, 107 pages. Disbound.

Hey, Richard. A DISSERTATION ON THE PERNICIOUS EFFECTS OF GAMING, PUBLISHED, BY APPOINTMENT, AS HAVING GAINED A PRIZE (June, 1783) IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE. Cambridge: J.& J. Merrill, 1784. 2nd Edition. 8vo, 100 pages. Disbound. 

Estimate: $100 - $200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$132
04/04/2019

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[Sporting - Derrydale Press] Roland Clark's Stray Shots, 1931 First Edition by Derrydale Press, 1 of 535 Printed, Signed Frontis Drypoint Etching

Clark, Roland. STRAY SHOTS. New York: Derrydale Press, 1931. First Edition - One of 535 Printed. Signed frontispiece drypoint etching plus twelve others unsigned. Octavo gilt pictorial black cloth with white and gold stamping. Siegel 58. One of the standouts from the Derrydale Press. 

Estimate: $200 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$240
04/04/2019

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[Illustrated - Botany] Johann Hedwig, Species Muscorum - on Mosses - With 100 Hand Colored Plates

Hedwig, Joannis. SPECIES MUSCORUM FRONDOSORUM...species mvscorvm frondosorvm descriptae et tabvlis aeneis coloratis illvstratae Opus postumum. Supplementum primum scriptum a Friderico Schwaegrichen ... Leipzig: Ambrose Barth, 1811 (Sectio Prima); and 1816: (Sectio Posterior). 2 Volumes, 9 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches in an early tree calf binding. With 100 hand-colored engraved plates. A posthumous publication which brought together Hedwig's comprehensive study on mosses. NISSEN 830. PRITZEL 3885.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$300
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[Botany - Horticulture - Gardening] Wild Flowers of New York, 1921 - Plate Volume with Over 260 Color Illustrations

University of the State of New York State Museum. Wild Flowers of New York. 1921.

9 by 12 inch cloth portfolio. 

 

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[Natural History - Birds & Fishes - Illustrated] Yarrell History of British Birds and Fishes, 5 Vols, 19th Century

Two series, uniformly bound. Yarrell, William. A History of British Birds. Illustrated by 520 Wood-Engravings. In Three volumes. London: John Van Vorst, 1843. And Yarrell, William. A History of British Fishes. Illustrated by Nearly 400 Woodcuts. In Two Volumes. London: John Van Vorst, 1836. All 8vo, green crushed Morocco with gilt borders front and rear, gilt spine with five spine bands, gilt doublures, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Vol. I (Birds), 525pp; Vol. II - 669pp; Vol. III - 528pp, Supplement - 53pp; Vol. I (Fishes) - 408pp, Supplement 48pp; Vol. II - 472pp, Supplement - 72pp. The binding is signed "J. Wright."

William Yarrell (1784-1856) was an English zoologist and naturalist. These two series are the ones Yarrell is best known for. The format is based on an earlier "History of British Birds" by Thomas Berwick, and Yarrell defined taxonomy for generations of naturalists. John James Audubon was a friend and acknowledged Yarrell's help and influence on his own work. Thomas Berwick himself corresponded with Yarrell. A number of species of birds and fishes are named for Yarrell.

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