Voyages to the New World by Columbus, Vespucci and Others: A Contemporary Manuscript from the Age of Discovery with contributions by Columbus’s shipmate Michele de Cuneo[COLUMBUS, CHRISTOPHER, AMERIGO VESPUCCI, & OTHERS.] BERNARDUS ALBINGAUNENSIS.
“Dialogo nuperrime edito Genue in 1512. Contiene sotto Compendio: De tutti li circuli: et sphere celeste …. Nota: quo Modo: et Personis: versus Mare indicum: repetra fuerit Navigatio. Et que Insule alias Incognite inuente fuerint a Genuensi Columbo. Necnon et Terra firma nostcrorum Antecessorum Nemini Cognita.”. Autograph manuscript. Monastery of St. Mary Magdalene at Monterossa al Mare, dated February 10 to April 15, 1512This IMPORTANT CODEX OF THE AGE OF DISCOVERY is an unpublished source for the history of exploration in the New World. The author, the Benedictine monk Bernardus of Albenga, consulted Columbus’s friend and shipmate Michele de Cuneo in the preparation of this manuscript.
Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America . . . the third edition [bound with:] Large Additions to Common Sense. Philadelphia: R. Bell, 1776
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING sheets of Common Sense, here with the third edition title page and prefatory leaf. “It is not too much to say that the Declaration of Independence of July 7, 1776, was due more to Paine’s Common Sense than to any other single piece of writing” (Streeter).
(BATTLE OF CONCORD.)
Powder horn used by Minuteman Oliver Buttrick at the Battle of Concord, April 19, 1775. Concord, Massachusetts, October 1774,
AN ICONIC RELIC OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Minuteman Oliver Buttrick carried this historic powder horn at the Battle of Concord, the first battle of the American Revolutionary War.
ROCKEFELLER ,JOHN D
Ambrotype Portrait of John D. Rockefeller. Cleveland, Ohio: Wiliam C. North, c. 1857-1858
This famous portrait of John D. Rockefeller at age 18 is the earliest known photograph of the greatest titan of American business and industry.
Hunting Counterfeiters in Post-Civil War America: The Photographic Rogues Gallery of Secret Service Agent William Kennoch(SECRET SERVICE)
The photographic archive, papers, and relics of William Kennoch, Secret Service Agent. Various places, 1870s and 1880s
This unique and unpublished archive of Secret Service Agent William Kennoch includes more than 1000 cartes de visite of counterfeiters, con men, federal fugitives, and other criminals and lowlifes. The collection also includes important papers, printed ephemera, and relics of Kennoch’s life and career.
the collection: $150,000
KEY, FRANCIS SCOTT
A Celebrated Patriotic Song, the Star Spangled Banner. Written (during the Bombardment of Fort McHenry, on the 12th & 13th Septr. 1814) by B. [sic] Key Esqr.. Baltimore: Carrs Music Store, [1814 or early 1815]
FIRST EDITION of the printed words with music of the American national anthem, one of the most celebrated rarities of printed Americana.
The Only Contemporary Published Account of the Secret Debates in the Federal Constitutional ConventionMARTIN ,LUTHER
The Genuine Information, Delivered to the Legislature of the State of Maryland, Relative to the Proceedings of the General Convention, Lately Held in Philadelphia.. Philadelphia: Eleazar Oswald, 1788
First edition of Martin’s Genuine Information, a classic Anti- Federalist work and the only contemporary published source to describe the secret debates in the Federal Constitutional Convention.
MCKENNEY ,THOMAS L. AND JAMES HALL
History of the Indian Tribes of North America. With biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. Philadelphia: Greenough [and] Rice & Clark, [1838-1844]
A handsome set, with original wrappers, of this landmark of American publishing history, “one of the most costly and important ever published on the American Indians”
The Book of Mormon. An account written by the Hand of Mormon, upon plates taken from the Plates of Nephi…by Joseph Smith Junior, Author and Proprietor. Palmyra, New York: Printed by E. B. Grandin, for the Author, 1830
First edition of The Book of Mormon, the most important original book in the history of American religion. This book was published just two weeks before the formal founding of the Church of Latter-Day Saints on April 6, 1830.
LINCOLN AND “ONE OF THE VERY BEST FRIENDS OF THE SOLDIERS” with well-documented relics of Lincoln’s deathLINCOLN ,ABRAHAM
A superb collection of manuscripts signed by Lincoln and relics related to Lincoln’s death. Washington, 1864-1865
This magnificent collection includes three Lincoln documents intervening on behalf of a friend, Elizabeth Hutter (whom Lincoln calls “one of the very best friends of the soldiers”) as well as well-provenanced relics removed from the room where Lincoln died.
the collection: $110,000