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Articles - July - 2024 Issue

BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS FROM HISTORIC SOUTHERN ESTATES AT CASE’S JULY 6-7 AUCTION

Lot No. 472. 23 Cabinet Cars depicting the Canadian Pacific Railroad 1881-1885.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Case’s Summer Auction, happening July 6-7 at the company’s gallery in Knoxville, Tennessee, features 1,086 lots of books, documents and historical items, along with American and European art and antiques.

 

Highlighted in this sale is a collection of books from the historic Pinckney family of Runnymede plantation, outside Charleston, South Carolina, including a 5-volume group of J.J. Audubon’s Birds of America, Octavo Edition, and a 40 volume set of The British Essayists, 1823, both containing bookplates of South Carolina attorney general John Julius Pringle, Sr. (1753-1843) and a 2-volume set of American Ornithology by Wilson and Bonaparte, published 1871. There is also T-3 1861 $100 First Issue Confederate Montgomery Note (PCGS Very Fine 30); a Star Atlas, 1936, by D.F. Brocchi of Harvard University; a Colton’s 1856 world atlas; and a number of Charleston-related historical and art books.

 

Offerings from other consignors include a Cormac McCarthy signed first edition box set of The Passenger and Stella Maris; plus a very scarce first edition Mixology book, Barflies and Cocktails by Harry McElhone of the famous Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, which served drinks to Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Bogart. There is also a signed first edition Helen Keller Journal (Association copy), a Francisco Madero signed copy of La Sucesion Presidencial en 1910 (2nd edition, 1909), and a Leon Trotsky signed copy of The Revolution Betrayed (1st American edition). History lovers will find a rare 1805 printing on silk of Thomas Jefferson’s Inaugural speech, along with 2 John Overton signed early Tennessee statehood documents, slave trade documents, a rare 1861 U.S. Grant broadside proclamation to the citizens of Paducah, KY; Civil War era CDVs, and a 13 star Civil War era American Naval Flag. Dating from 1838 is a  Cherokee Land Lottery book, containing various maps and a list of citizens who, following a series of lotteries, were awarded land (in 160 acres lots) that had been appropriated by the state of Georgia after the forcible removal of the Cherokee in 1838. And there is a letter archive relating to the Thomas Lewis family of Boston, along with 4 Theodor de Bry early Florida and Virginia Native American prints.

 

Note that our collectible paper lots start at No. 471.

 

             The complete catalog for the auction, with full descriptions, price estimates, and photographs for items, in the order in which they will be sold, can be viewed online at www.caseauctions.com .  Case’s gallery is located at 4310 Papermill Drive in Knoxville. The live auction begins Saturday, July 6, at 9 am ET and Sunday, July 7 at 1 pm ET; online, absentee and phone bids will also be accepted. Preview appointments may be made on the company’s website through Friday, July 5. For more information, or to consign objects for a future auction, call the gallery in Knoxville at (865) 558-3033 or the company’s offices in Nashville (615) 812-6096 and Chattanooga (423) 251-1320 or email info@caseantiques.com

Rare Book Monthly

  • Sotheby’s, July 11: Galileo, Document annotated and signed by Galileo, dated Padua, 1595. £500,000 to £700,000.
  • Forum Auctions
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    Forum, July 18: Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first hardback edition, 1997. £40,000 to £60,000.
    Forum, July 18: Binding.- Lucian of Samosata Opuscula Erasmo Roterodamo interprete, first Aldine edition, Venice, Heirs of Aldus Manutius and A, 1516. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bacon (Sir Francis). De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum Libri IX, Pierre Gassendi's copy gifted him by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Paris, Typis Petri Mettayer, 1624. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum Auctions
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    Forum, July 18: Shakespeare (William). The First Part of Henry the Fourth, with the Life and Death of Henry, Sirnamed Hot-Spurre…, Printed by Isaac Jaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Darwin (Charles). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, third edition, presentation inscription 'From the Author' in a secretary's hand, John Murray, 1861. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Teague (Violet). Geraldine Rede. Night Fall in the Ti-Tree, first edition, Melbourne, Sign of the Rabbit, 1905; and another. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum Auctions
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    Forum, July 18: India.- Primrose (Gen. James Maurice). Collection of 24 original drawings from his time in India with the 43rd Regiment of Foot, circa 1855 to 1864. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum, July 18: Manet (Édouard). Trente Eaux-fortes originales, the complete portfolio, Paris, A. Stroelin, 1905. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bible, English. [The Holy Bible], first edition of the King James Bible, the Great 'He' Bible, [Robert Barker], [1611]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum Auctions
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    Forum, July 18: America.- Mathews (Alfred E.) Pencil Sketches of Montana, first edition, New York, Published by the Author, 1868. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bawden (Edward). Original dust-jacket artwork for 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus, [c.1946]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    Forum, July 18: World.- Fries (Laurent). Tabula Nova Totius Orbis, woodcut map, [c.1541]. £3,000 to £5,000.

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