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  • TENNENT, LAETITIA EMERSON

    “Poetry of Flowers” autograph manuscript watercolor album. No place, ca. 1820s

    This splendid album of botanical watercolors and the “poetry of flowers,” the product of years of reading, writing, and painting, was created by Lady Laetitia Emerson Tennent. She collected several hundred poems and lines of verse concerning flowers and the language of flowers written by poets from Shakespeare and Spenser to Wordsworth and other Romantics, the famous and the obscure.

    $27,000

  • (STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER.) John A. Whipple

    Harriet Beecher Stowe. Boston, 1853

    This is a fine salt print portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe by John A. Whipple, a leading early American portrait photographer.

    $25,000

  • SUE, EUGENE

    Le Juif Errant [The Wandering Jew]. Paris: Paulin, 1844-45

    First edition of Sue’s The Wandering Jew.

    $24,000

  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher

    Autograph letter signed to Sophia Hawthorne. Andover, 22 June 1863

    Harriet Beecher Stowe arranges a visit to Hawthorne’s Concord home. Stowe wrote this letter the year before Nathaniel Hawthorne’s death. She tells Hawthorne’s wife Sophia,

    “Mr. Stowe & I have long desired to renew our acquaintance with you, but Concord is rather too far off for a card-case call & this leads me to say that on Sunday next we shall pass your house on our way to a friends’ with whom we pass Sunday, & we propose to ourselves then the pleasure of calling & seeing you & Mr. Hawthorne & your family once more.”

    $22,500

  • THAXTER, CELIA

    Poems. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1882

    Presentation copy inscribed by the author and artist Celia Thaxter: “Mary Mapes Dodge with much love. Illustrated by Celia Thaxter 1882.”

    $22,000

  • CLEMENS, SAMUEL L

    Autograph note signed to Robert Watt with original albumen print photograph. No place, July 16, 1874

    Mark Twain the humorist. Samuel Clemens sent this delightful humorous note with the accompanying half- length standing portrait of the debonair author.

    $18,000

  • Alcott, Louisa May

    Flower Fables. George W. Briggs & Co., 1855

    $18,000

  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel

    The Celestial Rail-Road. Boston: James F. Fish, 1843

    $15,000

  • Irving, Washington

    Manuscript From The Life of Washington. No Place, ca. 1859

    This is a long, revised autograph manuscript for Washington Irving’s The Life of George Washington. This section of the monumental biography presents the growing schism between Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Hamilton, as Washington was considering standing for re-election for a second term. The manuscript, which includes most of chapter 16 of the final volume, opens with Washington reading Jefferson’s letter accusing Hamilton and his followers of using the new Constitution “only as a step to an English Constitution.” It concludes with Washington’s attempts at reconciliation, hoping that “there may be mutual forbearance and temporizing yielding on all sides. Without these I do not see how the reins of government are to be managed, or how the Union of the States can be much longer preserved.”

    $15,000

  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel

    Liberty Tree: with the Last Words of Grandfather’s Chair. Boston: E. P. Peabody, 1841

    $15,000