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[000111] . Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima - A Description of Works Relating to America Published Between the Years 1492 and 1551 - 2 Volumes. New York: Geo. P. Philes, 1866. Limited. 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. Ex-Library. Very Good condition. Leather bound, raised bands on spine, gilt, marbled endpapers. General edge wear. EST: $200.00 - $300.00

[000116] Local History. Group of 7 Volumes as Listed Below. Ex-Library. Good condition. First 4 are soft cover, last 2 are in library bindings. *A Description of the Great Historical Painting of the Last Days of Webster at Marshfield, painted by Joseph Ames of Boston (1855) NY: Smith Brothers and Parmelee. *An Address to the People of Massachusetts (circa 1803) [Republican sentiments]. *Abiel Holmes, Two Discourses on the Completion of the Second Century From the Landing of the Forefathers of New England at Plymouth, 22 Dec. 1620, Delivered at Cambridge, 24 Dec. 1820 (1821) Cambridge: Hilliard abd Metcalf. *Trial of George Crowninshield, J.J. Knapp, Jun. and John Francis Knapp, for the Murder of Capt. Joseph White, of Salem, on the Night of the Sixth of April 1830, reported by John W. Whitman (1830) 1st edition, Boston: Beals and Homer, and Francis Ingraham. [Daniel Webster helped the prosecution by presenting the closing argument]. *Memorial Sketch of Dr. William Frederick Poole (1895) Chicago. *Old Deerfield Containing an Appreciation of Early New England as Evidenced...Houses of Deerfield (1927) Boston: Pinkham Press. *Captain William Thornton Parker, Lieut. Colonel Moses Parker 27th Regiment of Foot of the Continental Army (1914) Northampton, MA. EST: $150.00 - $250.00

[000118] . The Charters of the Province of Pensilvania and City of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: B. Franklin, 1742. 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. Ex-Library. Fair condition. Bound in 3/4 red leather and marbled paper, raised bands on spine. 30pp, 562pp, iv + 24pp appendix, viii table. Light edge wear, edge water marks on a few pages with foredge writing. Binding and hinges tight. EST: $1,500.00 - $2,000.00

[000202] Americana. A group of 3 Volumes as Listed. Hard Cover. Ex-Library. Good condition. 12mo - 8vo. *J.W. Campbell, A History of Virginia from It's Discovery Till the Year 1781 with Biographical Sketches...(1813) Philadelphia: J.W. Campbell & M. Carey [bound in leather]. *Gabriel Thomas, An Historical and Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania and of West New Jersey in America (reprint of 1698) 1 fold-out map [bound in 3.4 leather] *Trial of the Conspirators for the Assassination of President Lincoln - Argument of John A. Bingham Special Judge Advocate - delivered June 27 and 28, 1865 before the Military Commission (circa 1865) Washington: Gov't Printing Office [lacks title page, pages brittle, lacks pieces of page 1] EST: $100.00 - $200.00

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  • <i>Der Sturm.</i> 1922. Sold October 2021 for € 13,000.
    Diophantus Alexandrinus, <i>Arithmeticorum libri sex.</i> 1670. Sold October 2021 for € 18,000.
    <i>Cozzani Ettore e altri, l’Eroica. Tutto il pubblicato.</i> Sold October 2021 for € 11,000.
    Newton Isaac, <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> 1714. Sold October 2021 for € 7,500.
    Manetti Saverio, <i>Storia naturale degli uccelli.</i> 1767-1776. Sold April 2021 for € 26,000.
  • <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Carolina Parrot. Plate 26. Hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Audubon's <i>Birds of America.</i> $80,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Francisco Henrique Carls. [Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes]. Fifty-three chromolithographed plates of landscape, town views and more of the state of Pernambuco, northeast Brazil. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Captain Thomas Davies, after. Group of 5 engraved topographical scenes of North American waterfalls. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> William R. Morley. Morley's Map of New Mexico. Large lithographed pocket map with original hand-color in outline. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Frederick William Beechey, et al. <i>The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage; Compiled from the Collections and Notes Made by Captain Beechey…</i> $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> ZUDA ROKASHI (Priest Hotan.) Nansenbushu Bankoku Shoka No Zu. Woodblock wall map of the world on 16 sheets joined. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Zang Tumb Tuuum:<br>la révolution futuriste<br>Online Auction<br>30 November – 7 December</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 18:</b> The "Official Edition" of the United States Constitution and the First Printing of the Final Text of the Constitution, 1787. $15,000,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. I Paroliberi Futuristi. 1914-1915. 8 p. Unique corrected proofs, for an anthology that remained unpublished. €40,000 to €60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Studenti in Lettere. Università. 1915. Seminal work, featured in 3 historical futurist exhibitions. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Chiaro di luna. Circa 1915. Collage and gouache on paper. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. Manicure. Faire les ongles à l'Italie. Circa 1915. A fantastic parody of an advertising poster. €20,000 to €30,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 47. Roosevelt, Theodore. Photograph inscribed to Morris J. Hirsch. May 7th 1918. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 178. Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York: [Printed for the author], 1955. First edition in the first issue binding. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 38. Mather, Cotton. <i>Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England.</i> London: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, 1702. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 55. Taylor, Zachary. Autograph letter signed as President-Elect. Baton Rouge: January 15, 1849. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 203. Picasso, Pablo. <i>Verve</i> Vol. V, Nos. 19-20. Paris: Editions Verve, 1948. Inscribed on the title page by Picasso. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 211. Domergue, Jean-Gabriel. L'Ete a Monte Carlo. Lithographed poster, Lucien Serre & Cie, Paris, circa 1937. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 105. Manuscript Illumination attr. to Neri da Rimini. Large excised initial "N" from a choirbook, extensively historiated. [Likely Rimini: first quarter of the 14th century]. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 40. McKenney, Thomas L. and Hall, James. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs.</i> Philadelphia: Rice, Rutter & Co., 1870. $3,00
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 222. Searle, Ronald. [Pets--a dog, cats and a parrot-- surrounded by books, and inspecting a globe, perhaps planning global domination]. Original drawing, 17 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 98. Faden, William; Scull, Nicholas and George Heap. A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia, Survey'd by N. Scull and G. Heap. London: William Faden, 12 March 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.

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