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  • (D-DAY.) ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Teletype covering the Normandy landings on D-Day. Associated Press, 5 and 6 June 1944

    First announcement of the D-Day landings, perhaps the most important event of the 20th century.

    $9,500

  • (LEWIS AND CLARK)

    A Map of Lewis and Clark’s Track, Across the Western Portion of North America, from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean; By Order of the Executive of the United States, in 1804, 5 & 6. Copied by Samuel Lewis from the Original Drawing of Wm. Clark. [Philadelphia, 1814, restruck from the original copper plate for the American Philosophical Society, 1979]

    The most important American map of the nineteenth century. This is a splendid example of the famous Lewis and Clark map, engraved from William Clark’s original manuscript map of the expedition.

    $9,500

  • (TREASURY.) Meredith, Samuel, Treasurer of the U.S

    A Collection of Three Reports on the Treasury’s Receipts and Expenditures. Philadelphia: Childs and Swaine, 1790-1793

    A collection of rare Treasury reports on the finances of the United States during its earliest years.

     

     

    3 items: $8,500

  • (U.S. CAPITOL.) John Wood (attrib.)

    Marble column being carried on a cart to the Capitol. Washington, 1860

    This rare salt print shows a colossal marble column being carried to the Capitol during its construction. The enormous cart is being drawn by team of twelve or more horses.

    $7,500

  • VERMONT

    The Vermont State House. Vermont, [c. 1859]

    A fine salt print of the Vermont State House.

    $7,000

  • (EDGAR ALLAN POE)

    A collection of newspapers with notices of stage performances featuring Poe’s parents. Boston, 1806-1809

    This collection documents the theatrical career of Edgar Allan Poe’s parents David and Eliza.

    $6,800

  • GOODSPEED’S BOOK SHOP

    An enormous run of Goodspeed’s rare book and manuscript catalogues. Vols. 1-360 and 391-575. Boston: Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1899-1973

    Founded in 1898, Goodspeed’s published its first catalogue in 1899. For decades to come the firm would be a dominant force in American bookselling. These catalogues are a witness to that golden age.

    $6,500

  • JEFFERSON, THOMAS

    The Writings of Thomas Jefferson … [edited by] Henry A. Washington. Washington: Taylor & Maury, 1853-54

    FIRST EDITION of Jefferson’s writings to attempt to be comprehensive, including his principal essays, papers, and correspondence. This standard edition supersedes the four-volume edition of 1829. Includes a folding facsimile of Jefferson’s original four-page draft of the Declaration of Independence.

    $6,500

  • (LEWIS AND CLARK)

    A collection of newspapers concerning the expedition of Lewis and Clark. Various places, 1803-1838

    A collection of newspapers from the Louisiana Purchase through reports on the expedition and the publication of the account.

    $6,500

  • (WASHINGTON, BUSHROD.) [Ballow, Henry.]

    A Treatise of Equity … with the addition of marginal references and notes by John Fonblanque. Volume the Second. Dublin: Byrne, Moore, Jones, and Watts, 1795

    Bushrod Washington’s copy, with his signature on the title-page. George Washington’s favorite nephew, Bushrod (1762-1829) was executor of his uncle’s estate and inherited Mount Vernon. He inherited Washington’s library and papers, and this volume was surely shelved side-by-side with those books at Mount Vernon. Bushrod Washington gave John Marshall access to Washington’s papers when the chief justice was writing his Life of Washington.

    $6,000