8/22/2019 - Books and Manuscripts: Timed Auction - 9/3

Past Auction

August 22, 2019 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends September 03, 2019


Auction Launches
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Auction Begins to Close
Monday, September 3, 2019 at noon (ET)

Cowan's Fine Books and Manuscripts: Timed Auction features a wide selection of rare and collectible editions along with illustrated volumes, maps, manuscripts and autographs. Highlighting the Literature section are a remarkable set of offerings, including Lot 43, Don Chisciotte Della Mancia in Two Volumes - The First Complete Edition in Italian, Published in Venice, 1625; Lot 58, 6 Collected Novels of Lorraine, Ohio Author Toni Morrison - Each Signed & Inscribed; and Lot 62, a Thornwillow Press Limited Edition John Updike Three Stories Signed #35 of 250 in Fine Condition. This auction’s Americana section features an exciting array of political and Presidential material including Lot 12, Hamilton's Letter Concerning Public Conduct & Character of John Adams 1800 3rd Edition, Howes H116, A Notoriously Controversial Political Pamphlet; Lot 41, a Collection of 21 Newspapers from November, 1963 JFK Assassination, including Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Etc.; and Lot 118, an Autograph Book of West Virginia Senator Henry G. Davis & Daughter Grace - 289 Autographs Including 7 Presidents, 5 Vice-Presidents and 100's Members of Senate, House, and Cabinets, Etc. In Fine Binding. And as always, the Cartography section boasts a lovely selection of rare and beautiful maps including Lot 149, John Senex, Group of Three Maps, Incl. Land of Canaan, Remarkable Places to which the Apostles Traveled, and Paradice; Lot 153, A Chart of the West Indies From the Latest Marine Journals and Surveys; and Lot 158, a J. Russell, Map of the State of Kentucky with Adjoining Territories, 1794 with Hand Coloring & Framed.


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