• <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> RATZER, Bernard. <i>Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767.</i> London: Jefferys and Faden, “Jan.y” 12, 1776. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. COCKERELL, Sydney C. <i>Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. KEATS, John. <i>Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems.</i> Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [GRANT, Ulysses S.— GRANT, Julia, First Lady]. Carved Applewood and 18-karat Gold Jewelry Suite, Browne & Spaulding, Jewelers, New York City, 1865. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [LINCOLN ASSASSINATION]. GARDNER, Alexander. <i>Incidents of the War |Sic Semper Sicariis</i> [caption title]. Washington, D. C.: Philip & Solomons, 1865. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> A COMPLETE COLLECTION of 115 titles published in R. R. Donnelley's Lakeside Classics series. Chicago, 1903-2017. COMPLETE RUN OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING CONTINUOUS SERIES OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD. $5,000 to $7,000
    <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> GLEIZES, Albert. METZINGER, Jean. <i>Du Cubisme.</i> Paris, 1947. LIMITED EDITION, number 19 of 20 copies on papier d'Auvergne. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [THE LITTLE REVIEW]. ANDERSON, Margaret, ed. POUND, Ezra, ed. HEAP, Jane, ed. <i>The Little Review.</i> Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. XII, No. 2. 1914-1929. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [MOUNTENEY, Leonard, binder]. LOUŸS, Pierre. <i>Songs of Bilitis.</i> Chicago: Argus Books, 1931. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [HANCOCK, John]. Partly-printed U.S. Loan-Office Transfer Certificate issued on behalf of Hancock. Sgn’d on recto by William Imlay, as Commissioner of Loans of Connecticut. 28 February 1793. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. THE VERY FINE MELLON-GARDEN COPY. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ECKERT, J. P, H. H. GOLDSTINE, and J. G. BRAINERD. <i>Description of the ENIAC and comments on electronic digital computing machines.</i> N.p., 1945. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY GOLDSTINE. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> EUCLID. <i>Elementa geometriae.</i> Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY]. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays…</i> New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Dialogo...Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano.</i> Florence, 1632. FIRST EDITION. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY JOYCE. $120,000 to $180,000
    <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> KEYNES, John Maynard. <i>The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.</i> London: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> NEWTON, Isaac, Sir. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> London: Joseph Streater for the Royal Society, 1687. FIRST EDITION. $150,000 to $250,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ROWLING, J. K. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ROWLING. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> SMITH, Adam. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.</i> London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. FIRST EDITION. $70,000 to $90,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <center><b>Potter & Potter Auctions:<br>Books, Manuscripts & Fine Art<br>October 18, 2019</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Ernest Hemingway. <i>The Spanish Earth.</i> First Edition. Cleveland, 1938. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Toni Morrison. <i>The Bluest Eye.</i> First Edition. New York, 1970. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Charles Etienne Briseux. <i>L’Art de Batir des Maisons de Campagn.</i> Paris, 1743. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Potter & Potter Auctions:<br>Books, Manuscripts & Fine Art<br>October 18, 2019</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Sadajiro Yamanaka. <i>To-so Seikwa: Select Relics of the T’ang and the Sung Dynasties from the Collections in Europe and America</i>. Osaka, 1928. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Charles Dickens. <i>Bleak House.</i> First Edition. 20 parts bound in 19 issues. London, 1852-3. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Frederic Thrasher. <i>Chicago’s Gangland Prepared by Frederic M. Thrasher 1923-26.</i> Chicago, 1926. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <center><b>Potter & Potter Auctions:<br>Books, Manuscripts & Fine Art<br>October 18, 2019</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> <i>Father Abraham’s Almanack, For the Year of Our Lord 1776; Fitted to the Latitude of Forty Degrees....</i> Philadelphia: Printed and sold by John Dunlap, [1775]. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Francesco Lana Terzi. <i>Magisterium naturae, et artis. Opus physico-mathematicum.</i> Brescia, 1684/1692. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Eglomise Silhouette Profile Portrait of George Washington on Glass. American, ca. 1790s/1800s. 15" x 13" $5,000 to $7,000.
    <center><b>Potter & Potter Auctions:<br>Books, Manuscripts & Fine Art<br>October 18, 2019</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> William James. <i>The Principles of Psychology.</i> New York, 1890. Two volumes, First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Roland Clark (1874–1957). <i>Roland Clark’s Etchings.</i> New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Mexican-American War Recruiting Broadside. Akron, Ohio: ca. 1846/48. $1,000 to $2,000.

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Articles - May - 2004 Issue



San Francisco's homage to President Taylor, recently deceased.


Funeral obsequies of General Taylor.

Our illustration represents the scene in the Plaza of San Francisco, during the delivery of the Funeral Oration by the Hon. ELCAN HYDENFELT, from a platform erected immediately in front of the old adobe building. It has been only by dint of great exertion that we have been enabled to present to our readers the representation of a solemnity occurring so closely upon our own day of publication; had it not been, indeed, for the courtesy and consideration of Mr. Henry Bradley, who placed at our disposal a Daguerrean view of the subject, taken by himself, the engraving could not have been completed in the time required; and we should have missed the opportunity of forwarding to the States the Californian testimonial of respect towards him, by whose daring and military skill this territory was acquired to the Union.

  The following is the programme of the procession, as arranged the previous day by the City authorities.
  Agreeably to the request of the Committee of Arrangements, the Grand Marshal has issued the following order:
  The Procession will assemble on Broadway, between Dupont and Stockton streets, at 9 o'clock, A. M., the right of the column on Dupont street.
Committee of Arrangements.
Marshal. California Lodge, No. 1—Masons. Marshal.
David Crockett Lodge—Masons. Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
First California Guard.
Col. Mumford Capt. Wm. Webster
W. A. RobertsonDr. Nott
Wm. Gillman Thos. Battelle
D. O. Shattuck Ph. W. Shepard
E. C. MarchR. D. Steele
Jas. V. Plume Capt. Codman
Talbot H. GreenW. A. Lewis
Col. Wood M. F. Folger
J. McCabe Thos. McGuire
White Horse—caparisoned.
The Reverend Clergy.
Relatives of the Deceased.
Officers of the Army.
Officers of the Navy.
Ex-Officers and Soldiers Mexican War.
U. S. Government Officers.
Marshal (Consuls and Representatives ) Marshal ( of Foreign Gov’ ts )
Heads of Departments.
Members of Senate and Assembly, State California.
Will form on Broadway, in the order named.
Marshal.     FIRE DEPARTMENT.    Marshal.
Engine Companies.
Hook and Ladder Companies.
Will form on Dupont, right on Broadway.
Mayor and Recorder.
City Council.
Chief of Police.
Members of Police.
County Officers.
Judges of the Courts.
Members of the Bar.
Medical Faculty.
Captains and Shipmasters in Port.
Marshal.     BAND.     Marshal.

Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,
Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida,
Texas, Oregon, California,
under their respective Marshals.
Marshal.     FOREIGN RESIDENTS.     Marshal.
Marshal.    Marshal.

The Procession will counter-march on Broadway, in order to give the several divisions an opportunity to assume their positions, as designated.


When formed, the column will move down Dupont street to Sacramento, down Sacramento to Kearny, along Kearny to Commercial, down Commercial to Montgomery, up Montgomery to Pacific, through Pacific to Kearny, down Kearny to Portsmouth Square, where the address will be delivered.

The several Societies are requested to be promptly on the ground at the hour named, and to report themselves to the Marshals or Assistants.

The Assistant Marshals meet in front of Colonel Welter's office, at 8 o'clock, on Thursday morning.
         JNO. B. WELLER, Grand Marshal.

Procession formed upon Broadway, between Stockton and Dupont streets, and commenced moving at 11 o'clock.

After the Chief Marshal, Col. J. B. Weller, came the Committee of Arrangements, followed by a band of music. Next were the Masons—California Lodge, No. 1, David Crockett Lodge, and the Royal Arch Chapter. The Masons were followed by the Odd Fellows, accompanied by a band performing a mournful dirge as they marched along.

Both the Masons and Odd Fellows were dressed in the regalias of their orders. Many of our most eminent citizens were to be found in the ranks of the Masons and Odd Fellows—Judge Morse, Col. Stevenson, Col. Yale, and others.

The first California Guard followed in the procession. They also were accompanied by a band of music.

Next followed the hearse, drawn by four milk white horses. The horses were appropriately caparisoned, and were led by colored footmen in livery. A white horse, also caparisoned, followed immediately after the hearse. Upon the hearse were painted the last words of the President, " I have done my duty—I am ready to die."

Then came the clergy, relatives of the deceased, officers of the army and navy, officers and soldiers who had served in the Mexican war, United States government officers, foreign Consuls, heads of departments and members of the Legislature. The revenue service was strongly represented. The sailors belonging to the cutter bore with them the United States flag, dressed with black. We also noticed Col. Collier, and most of the officers of the Custom House.

The Fire Department succeeded—first, the Howard Fire Company No. 1, then the St. Francis Hook and Ladder Company, and the Howard Hook and Ladder Company. The firemen formed a conspicuous part of the cortege.

The Mayor, the Recorder, the two Boards of Aldermen, the City Marshal and the Police, appeared next in the procession.

The Judges of Courts, Lawyers, Doctors, ship Captains and Sailors, followed in the succession we have mentioned, and then came the old Californians in goodly number. Next followed the representatives of the various States. The New Yorkers had a banner of blue satin, and the following inscription in gold letters—"Sons of New York, We mourn the loss of our President."

The early pioneers, men who have resided in California more than three years, were regarded with considerable curiosity. The old Californians form a sort of distinct class, for their associations with this soil commenced at a time when few of our present population had dreamed of making California their residence.

The China Boys brought up the rear of the procession. They were dressed in their richest attire, and attracted the attention of all who had gathered to witness the display.

A platform had been erected immediately in front of the old adobe building, on Portsmouth Square, and here were performed the subsequent ceremonies. Seats had been reserved for ladies near the orator, and we may safely say that the fair sex never collected in larger numbers in San Francisco than upon this occasion. The proceedings in the plaza were, first, a prayer by Rev. Mr. Fitch.

The band stationed upon the platform performed a dirge, and then the Hon. Elkan Hydenfeldt, the orator of the day, was introduced. Mr. Hydenfeldt's eulogy was very brief, occupying only ten minutes. The life of the distinguished deceased he deemed to be his best eulogy.

Rev. Albert Williams pronounced a benediction, and then the assembly moved slowly and quietly away.

Full accounts having been given in the city papers of this day's solemnities, we content ourselves with condensing the substance of the Alta California report.

Mission of Dolores.

The Mission was established on the 1st of August, 1776, in the reign of Charles the Third of Spain, by Don Francisco Talon, and Don Pedro Benito Cambon, Franciscans of the College of St. Ferdinand of Mexico, on the same day that the foundations of the old Presidio were laid by the military. The original site was not far distant from that of the present building, the first stone of which was laid on the 25th of April, 1782, although the chapel itself was not consecrated until May the 2d, 1792. The building comprises the residence of the priests, a chapel, a stable, and two cabarets, or houses of refreshment, all, with somewhat incongruous neighborhood, under a single roof. One of the latter, called the Mansion House, is kept in very good style by R. T. Ridler, the oldest settler in the place, who holds a ten years lease, under the church.

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Sir Isaac Newton, <i>Opticks,</i> first edition, first issue, London, 1704. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Johannes Jacobus Canis, <i>De modo studendi in utroque iure,</i> first edition, Padua, 1476. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Pope Clemens V, <i>Constitutiones,</i> Nuremberg, 1482. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Panormitanus de Tudeschis, <i>Lectura super V libris Decretalium,</i> Basel, 1480-81. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Michael Faraday, <i>Experimental Researches in Electricity,</i> complete set, first editions, London, 1832-56. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> William Gilbert, <i>Tractatus sive physiologia nova de magnete,</i> Sedini, 1628. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> John Bulwer, <i>Philocophus,</i> first edition of the first book in English on the deaf, London, 1648. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> James Cook, complete set, 9 volumes, London, 1773-84. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Bertrand, <i>Opus de Tholosano[rum] Gestis ab Urbe Condita,</i> with the earliest known view of the city of Toulouse, 1515. $2,000 to $3,000.

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