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FIRST BOOK FORM OF WASHINGTON’S FAREWELL ADDRESS WITH HIS LAST SPEECH – IN A PRESENTATION BINDING

WASHINGTON, George. "Columbia’s Legacy; or, Washington’s Valuable Advice to His Fellow Citizens," was published at the time he announced his intention to retire from public life at the end of his current presidential term. This publication includes his speech to Congress, marking the end of his political career. Printed in Philadelphia by H. Sweitzer & J. Ormrod on December 10th, 1796. The book is a 32mo, wide-margined copy, approximately 95 x 68 mm, without the >?rst one-line half-title, It includes the speech to Congress with a separate half-title and title page, along with blanks DD5, D8, F6, and features a woodcut tailpiece. Binding: Full red morocco stamped with a variant of the Great Seal, unsophisticated, some rubbing, but sound. Evans 31545; Sabin 101578. A seminal book in the history of American political literature, this publication is the >?rst book-form edition of George Washington's Farewell Address, a key text in which the >?rst president articulated his vision for the nation's future, emphasizing national unity and warning against the dangers of partisan politics and foreign entanglements. Its publication, coinciding with Washington's announcement of retirement from the presidency, makes it a document of both historical and political signi>?cance, encapsulating a critical moment in the early years of the American Republic. Washington emphasized the importance of national unity, stating, "The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local distinctions.The Farewell Address overshadows what is also arguably Washington's more important speech - the last State of the Union Address, bound here as well for the >?rst time in full book form (having been issued only as a separate tract). In his last public appearance as President, Washington expressed con>?dence that after eight years under the new Constitution, the American Experiment was beginning to succeed. The address provides a snapshot of the new country in the >?nal days under the administration of its greatest leader. The speech touches on Jay's Treaty, the rights of Native Americans, the Barbary pirates, and the establishment of the Navy. Washington concludes his address with proud re!"ection: "The situation in which I now stand, for the last time, in the midst of the Representatives of the People of the United States, naturally recalls the period when the Administration of the present form of Governmentommenced; and I cannot omit the occasion to congratulate you and my Country on the success of the experiment." Few copies have appeared in commerce in the past few decades, and it was clearly issued in variant bindings of plain sheep, plain morocco, and the present binding with the Great Seal, suggestive that the edition was likely intended for an o%&'cial or ceremonial purpose, possibly as a presentation item for members of Congress or other dignitaries. American armorial binding of the 18th century is of the greatest rarity
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TWO IMPORTANT THANKSGIVING DAY PROCLAMATIONS *The Salem Gazette* Vol 1 No. 27

[THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION]**. *The Salem Gazette* Vol 1 No. 27. Thursday, April 18, 1782. Printed by Samuel Hall. Signed in print ("John Hanson," President of the Congress of Confederation and "Charles Thomson," Secretary of Congress), 4 pages, 36.5 x 24.5 cm. Folded at the center, some toning, minor tears to the left margin. Provenance: Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang, privately acquired from family THE FIRST KNOWN NEWSPAPER PRINTING OF THE FIRST THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION ISSUED IN THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, preceded only by the original signed proclamation and the broadside printed by Timothy Green of New London, Connecticut (Evans 17500). No copies found in RBH The Goodness of the supreme Being to all his rational Creatures, demands their Acknowledgments of Gratitude and Love; his absolute Government of the World dictates, that it is the Interest of every Nation and People ardently to supplicate his Favor and implore his Protection. The United States in Congress assembled, therefore, taking into Consideration our present Situation, our multiplied Transgressions of the holy Laws of our God, and his past Acts of Kindness and Goodness towards us, which we ought to record with the liveliest Gratitude, think it their indispensable Duty to call upon the several States, to set apart the last Thursday in April next, as a Day of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer; that our joint Supplications may then ascend to the Throne of the Ruler of the Universe, beseeching him to diQfuse a Spirit of universal Reformation among all Ranks and Degrees of our Citizens, and make us holy, so that we may be a happy People; that it would please him to. give Success to his Arms employed in the Defence of the Rights of human Nature. establish Peace in our Borders, and give Happiness to all our Inhabitants." WITH. [WASHINGTON, GEORGE]. Newspaper. *The Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser*. Wednesday, November 11, 1789. 4 pages. Philadelphia, printed by Thomas Bradford. Folio 43 x 36.5, cleanly split in two along the central fold. Philadelphia, printed by Thomas Bradford. The second newspaper printing (preceded by *The Gazette of the United States*, New York: John Fenno, Wednesday, October 7, 1789). No copies in RBH since Sotheby's 1979. Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang, privately acquired from family HE FIRST PENNSYLVANIA NEWSPAPER PRINTING OF WASHINGTON'S THANKSGIVING DAY PROCLAMATION, additionally signed in print by His Excellency, Thomas MiQ!"in, 1st Governor of Pennsylvania on the 30th of Oct., 1789. On page 3 is found, in part, ". A Proclamation. Whereas the President of the United States hath transmitted to this Council his Proclamation for a day of Thanksgiving and Prayer . to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by aQfording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. I.assign Thursday the twenty-sixth day of November next." Brigham II, 937-40
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ONE Of WAGNER’S 20 RAREST AND MOST IMPORTANT CALIFORNIANA GUZMAN’S BREVE NOTICIAS. Breve Noticia que da al Supremo Gobierno,

198 AMERICANA their participation in intellectual and humanitarian pursuits—the Junto, the Library Company, the Union Fire Company, and the Pennsylvania Hospital. Extending their shared experiences to the political arena, Franklin and Roberts were both elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1751. Coincidentally, the two men also shared the same birth year, and they remained very close friends until Roberts' death in 1786. [Ref: Miller, Jacqueline. Franklin and Friends: Benjamin Franklin's Ties to Quakers and Quakerism, 1990] ONE Of WAGNER'S 20 RAREST AND MOST IMPORTANT CALIFORNIANA 212. GUZMAN'S BREVE NOTICIAS. Breve Noticia que da al Supremo Gobierno, del actual estado del Territorio de la Alta California, y medios que propone para la illustraction y comercio en aquel pais, El Guardian del Colegio Apostolico de San Fernando de Mexico. Ano de 1833. Imprenta de la Aquila, dirigida por Jose Ximeno, calle de Medinas num. 6, 1833. 8vo. Folding plate. 8 pp. Loose disbound sheets as issued. Gra f 1696, Cowan, 1933, p. 254, Streeter IV-2467 n 1945, the book was considered to be excessively rare with only 2 known copies. The California Historical Quarterly for September, 1926 described it in the following excited manner: "One of the treasures of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery is an eight page pamphlet by Jose Maria Guzman describing the Territory of Alta California in 1828. So rare is this little book that it has apparently escaped all notice by historians and bibliographers. Its importance lies in its character as an o cial report on the Mission districts at the time of secularization. It is signi cant that although the work was printed in 1833 the statistical information dates back ve years previous to that. " Wagner also considered this pamphlet to be of the utmost importance and rarity, but since that date other copies have appeared on the market in fresh condition, and it is assumed a small remainder stock of them must have been discovered in Mexico
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AMERICAN RADICALISM the Rights of Man to Property! Being a Proposition to Make It Equal Among the Adults of the Present Generation

SKIDMORE, Thomas he Rights of Man to Property! Being a Proposition to Make It Equal Among the Adults of the Present Generation. New York: Printed for the Author by Alexander Ming, 1829. 12mo. 172 x 104 mm . Contemporary calf, gilt titled top cover, redmorocco spine label. Worn and rubbed, front board detached and evidence of old repair; internally foxed. First and only edition. VERY RARE, Howes S-530; Sabin 8158 The FIRST AMERICAN BOOK TO HAVE THE TITLE STAMPS ON FRONT COVERS. The subscriber advertisement notes "the useful innovative upon book-binding, of stamping on the two covers IN LETTERS OF GOLD, the title of the work." "The Rights of Man to Property!" is a seminal early work in American progressive economic philosophy. It advocates radical ideas like property redistribution, workers' rights, and universal education. Authored by Thomas Skidmore (1790- 1832), a key >?gure in the early U.S. labor movement, it contributed signi>?cantly to the Working Men's Party's formation in 1829 and later the Agrarian Party in 1830. Skidmore's groundbreaking ideas, presented in this unique edition, were ahead of their era and challenged the established socio-economic norms of early 19th-century America. His self- >?nanced writings mirrored the rising discontent among workers and the call for fairer economic practices. However, his early death in the 1832 cholera epidemic limited the spread of his radical concepts, leaving his contributions largely unrecognized in the broader context of American political and economic thought. This book captures a critical moment of emerging radicalism and the quest for economic equality in the developing United States.
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Symbolæography : which may be termed the art, description, or image of instruments. Or the paterne of præsidents. JOHN JAY’S COPY OF A MAJOR ELIZABETHAN LEGAL WORK

202 AMERICANA JOHN JAY'S COPY OF A MAJOR ELIZABETHAN LEGAL WORK 216. [JOHN JAY] WEST, Willaim. Symbolæography : which may be termed the art, description, or image of instruments. Or the paterne of præsidents. Or the notarie or scriuener. The rst part of instruments extraiudiciall, the third time corrected by William West of the Inner Temple Esquire, rst author thereof : In Fleetstreat, by Charles Yetsweirt Esq. and are to be sold at his House within Temple Barre, neere to the Middle Temple gate, Imprinted at London, Anno Do. 1594 Small 4to. approx 20 x 134 cm, 622 pgs. Numerous contemporary marginal annotations to about 50 pages. Later modern red buckram cloth, minor losses and repairs to t.p., paste downs and endpapers renewed PROVENANCE: Signature of JOHN JAY Founding Fathers of the United States, American jurist and statesman, member of the Continental Congress who also helped Franklin negotiate peace with Great Britain, rst Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (deaccessioned from and with stamp of NYLI), donated to NYLI by P.A. Jay.; Contemporary cypher, possibly of Richard TopcliDfe (1531–1604), The interesting cypher of RT (JL intertwined Juris Legem and smaller SDO Sigillum (Seal) Dominus" (Lord) or "Ordo" (Order)., Richard TopcliDfe , English lawyer and Member of Parliament, is most infamously known for his role as an investigator and prosecutor of Catholics during the reign of Elizabeth I. TopcliDfe's notoriety comes from his methods of interrogation and torture. "Simboleography," is a signi cant work in the eld of legal documentation. The book primarily serves as a comprehensive guide to the drafting of legal documents, such as contracts and wills, detailing the formal aspects and symbolism used in these documents. It is regarded as an important resource for understanding the legal practices and documentation standards of the Elizabethan era. The world would have aligned well with John Jay's professional interests, his role in American legal development, and his intellectual pursuits in understanding and shaping legal systems
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WHEN TRINITY CHURCH RULED MANHATTAN – TWO ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAPS ON VELLUM

[MANHATTAN]. Manuscript conveyance on vellum with TWO Original Survey Maps of Lower Manhattan attached by FRANCIS MAERSCHALK. NY, 1761. Approx. 55 x 43 cm, with some fading and stains. These two rare survey maps by Francis Maerschalk remain attached in situ with the original conveyance, highlighting the practical use of such maps and their considerable importance in the development of Lower Manhattan. n this original conveyance dated April 9, 1761, Trinity Church relinquished all rights to the streets that were established through the southern portion of the King's Farm, that is, below Duane Street, except for streets on land previously granted to the college a highly important cession that had a transformative impact on Lower Manhattan. rinity Church's signi cant real estate holdings in New York City originated from a gift by Queen Anne of England in 1705, comprising about 215 acres of Manhattan farmland. The subsequent sales and development of these holdings were crucial in reshaping Lower Manhattan during the 18th century. While the church's management of their estate faced some controversies, their strategic land transactions were instrumental in the urban development of the region, turning it from farmland into the bustling commercial and nancial center that Lower Manhattan is recognized for today. Francis Maerschalk, also known as Maerschalck, was a pivotal gure in the mapping and urban planning of New York City in the mid-18th century. Serving as the City Surveyor from 1733, he conducted several important surveys before the Revolutionary War. His extensive work from 1744 to 1754 led to the creation of the Maerschalk Plan of New York, which Gerardus Duyckinck published in 1755. This plan, which detailed the city's layout of the time, became an essential reference for the city's growth and development. See: The conveyance is cited in Phelps. I.N. 'Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909: The Revolutionary period, part I (1763-1776)' p 720."
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The Happiness of a People In the Wisdome of their Rulers Directing And in Obedience to their Brethren Attending Unto What Israel ought to do: Recommended in a Sermon Before the Honourable Governour and Council.the day of Election.

HUBBARD, William HUBBARD, William (1621-1704). The Happiness of a People In the Wisdome of their Rulers Directing And in Obedience to their Brethren Attending Unto What Israel ought to do: Recommended in a Sermon Before the Honourable Governour and Council.the day of Election. Boston: John Foster, 1676. 4to, Title-page within double rule border possibly a variant issue without woodcut headpiece. Nineteenth-century calf, last leaf replaced in a 19th century hand.One of the earliest John Foster imprints, who is credited with producing the rst printed image in British colonial America and printing the rst map to appear in the colonies. Hubbard’s speech, printed in only the second year after printing was established in Boston, stands as a signi cant historical document, particularly in the tradition of Election Sermons in New England's civic- religious life. These sermons were platforms for addressing political leaders and the public on governance and societal duties, heavily laden with biblical and historical references. It is addressed to Governor Leveret, the Council, and the magistrates of Massachusetts-Bay, wherein William Hubbard, a preacher from Ipswich, emphasized the importance of civil liberty. He stated, "You are now called to the exercise of your civill Liberty (wherein much of your other libertys are bound up)," advocating for "the regular, conscientious proceeding in this business of Election." This, he argued, allows the populace "the liberty to choose their own rulers," while referencing an extensive array of Biblical and historical examples. The sermon not only sheds light on the theological underpinnings of governance in early colonies but also reDEects the early colonial political thought. Hubbard’s ideas are a precursor to later American political thought, particularly the emphasis on civil liberty and participatory governance. While still far from the democratic ideals of later centuries, it shows an early grappling with ideas of governance by consent and the role of citizens in choosing their rulers.
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Quaker Brief Apology In behalf of the People in Derision call’d Quakers. Written for the Information of our Sober and Well-Inclined Neighbours in and about the Town of Warminster in the County of Wilts. B

CHANDLER (Will.) and others. CHANDLER (Will.) and others. A Brief Apology In behalf of the People in Derision call'd Quakers. Written for the Information of our Sober and Well-Inclined Neighbours in and about the Town of Warminster in the County of Wilts. By Will. Chandler, Alex. Pyott, Jo. Hodges, Philadelphia, Andrew Bradford 1719. 12 mio. 104 pp. title page browned and rebacked with minor losses (no text loss), p. 102 margin relaid, p. 103 partially relaid with l.r. loss intruding into text. 19th century calf and marbled boards. EXTREMELY RARE with no copies sold since the 1880 Brinley sale where it sold for an astounding $55 A defense and explanation of the Quaker faith, aimed at clarifying misconceptions and addressing the prejudices held against them. Andrew Bradford had Quaker connections, primarily through his father, William Bradford, who was associated with the Quakers. William Bradford initially moved to Philadelphia, a city with a signi,-cant Quaker population and founded by William Penn, a prominent Quaker, as a place of religious freedom for Quakers and other religious minorities. William Bradford's printing business in Philadelphia likely served the Quaker community among others, given the city's Quaker roots and the community's need for printed materials, such as pamphlets, books, and documents related to their religious and social practices. Andrew Bradford, following in his father's footsteps in the printing business, would have naturally inherited these connections and maintained them through his work
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A catechism and confession of faith. Quaker. RARE SPECIMEN OF THE WORK OF JAMES FRANKLIN, THE ELDER BROTHER OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

BARCLAY, Robert. FRANKLIN, James BARCLAY, Robert. FRANKLIN, James (Printer). A catechism and confession of faith, : approved of, and agreed unto, by the general assembly of the patriarchs, prophets, and apostles, Christ himself chief speaker in and among them. : Which containeth a true and faithful account of the principles and doctrines which are most surely believed by the churches of Christ in Great Britain and Ireland, who are reproachfully called by the name of Quakers. Printed by James Franklin, at the Town- School-House., Newport [Rhode Island]:, 1752. 12mo., Early 20th century calf; internally some toning and light staining to t.p. A Catechism and Confession of Faith" by Robert Barclay is a seminal Quaker theological text, published in 1752. This catechism-style book delineates Quaker beliefs, utilizing a question-and-answer format to simplify complex doctrines. Barclay employs scriptural evidence to underpin the Quaker ethos, emphasizing direct, personal spirituality and scriptural authority. The text is pivotal in deHIning Quaker religious tenets during a period of signiHIcant expansion in the American colonies. James Franklin, who printed Barclay's book, was an inOPuential early American printer based in Newport, Rhode Island, known for producing a mix of religious and political literature. Notably, he was the elder brother of Benjamin Franklin. Their relationship was complex and formative; Benjamin apprenticed under James, learning the printing trade before eventually establishing his own illustrious career.
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THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE SIGNATURE OF ISAAC HAYNE- THE NATHAN HALE OF THE SOUTH [AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. Blank form lled in in mss and dated 18th day of July 1765. “South-Carolina. Know all men by these presents that we ISAAC HAYNE AND JAMES CARSON OF CHARLESTOWN” are held and rmly bound unto his Excellency . in the full and just sum of two thousand pounds sterling money of Great-Britain, to be paid to the said governor.” “The Condition of this obligation. to join in Holy State of Matrimony Isaac Hayne and Elizabeth Hutson. Sealed and delivered in presence of Geo: Johnston. SIGNED BY Isaac Hayne |. James Carson. SIGNATURES OF HAYNE ARE NOTORIOUSLY RARE

Americana HAYNE Provenance: Henkels sold this document in 1898 described as "The document is a bond for £2000 to Governor William Ball, of South Carolina, to hold him harmless for granting a marriage license of Isaac Hayne and Elizabeth Hutson" Along with a Hale item, it was described in the 1898 sale "as hardly necessary to mention the rarity of all these specimens, especially the Hale and the Hayne papers,"Provenance: Henkels sold this document in 1898 described as "The document is a bond for £2000 to Governor William Ball, of South Carolina, to hold him harmless for granting a marriage license of Isaac Hayne and Elizabeth Hutson" Along with a Hale item, it was described in the 1898 sale "as hardly necessary to mention the rarity of all these specimens, especially the Hale and the Hayne papers," $ 35,000.- The rediscovered Marriage Bond of the prominent American Patriot bearing the exceptionally rare signature of Isaac Hayne, as well as that of James Carson. Isaac Hayne married Elizabeth Hutson, and the couple had several children. Hayne was deeply aDfected by Elizabeth's death in 1771. Carson initially assisted Hayne by signing this bond, but later betrayed him after Hayne pledged allegiance to the Patriot cause. Infamously, Carson signed Hayne's death warrant. It's worth mentioning that in certain American colonies, before issuing a marriage license, the prospective groom might have had to post a bond. This bond ensured no moral or legal obstructions to the marriage. If no objections to the marriage arose within a speci c timeframe, the bond was returned. Isaac Hayne of South Carolina is primarily remembered for his tragic fate during the American Revolutionary War. To many, he stands as the South's counterpart to Nathan Hale, exemplifying British cruelty and rallying support to retake the South. A patriot and landowner, Hayne initially soughtneutrality but was reluctantly drawn into British service. However, after aligning with the Revolutionary cause, he was captured by the British. Controversially, they executed him without a formal trial. This act sparked widespread American anger and became a symbol of de$%ance against British cruelty and tyranny, emphasizing the personal tolls of the war. James Carson, a Loyalist during the American Revolutionary War, played a direct role in the events leading to Isaac Hayne's execution. Having once sworn allegiance to the British crown under pressure, and then joining the Revolutionary cause, Hayne was viewed as a traitor when captured by the British. Carson's decision to sign Hayne's death warrant led to his execution. The decision to execute Hayne without a legitimate trial stirred signi$%cant controversy and served as a vehement protest against British inhumanity. Given Carson's involvement in this event, he was undoubtedly seen as a controversial $%gure by the Patriots.
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1000 REWARD POSTER FOR THE MURDER OF AN AFRICAN- AMERICAN

Racism Law Crime [AFRICAN-AMERICAN] [CIVIL RIGHTS] [REWARD POSTER] $1000 REWARD for Anderson Reed "who was charged with murder" but while in custody "Seized by a mob and murdered". 28th February, 1870. Signed in type by John M. Palmer, Governor of Illinois. Broadside, 28 x 21 cm., with some toning and cooling. Old glue stains to recto from having been posted. A remarkable proclamation, issued by The Governor of Illinois, o4fering a $1000 reward for the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for the lynching of an African American man accused of murder while in custody. This reward displayed the intent to prosecute those who violated Reed's civil rights, regardless of his race during the very month of the passage of the 15th Amendment. Possibly a unique surviving copy, not cited in OCLC.n 1868, a German resident named Mr. Lutka was tragically killed in his residence. Two African- Americans, Joseph Marshall and Anderson Reed, were implicated in this heinous act. While Anderson Reed managed to %&ee, Joseph Marshall wasn't so fortunate. Rather than being detained and facing a just trial, an enraged group apprehended him, tethered him to a wagon, and gruesomely dragged him until he lost his life. By February 1870, authorities apprehended Anderson Reed in St. Louis. During his con01nement, he was lynched before trial. "About two years ago, a German by the name of Lutka, who lived in the American Bottoms near Venice, was murdered in his own house, and the horrible charge was laid to two negroes, one of whom was caught and lynched by being tied behind a wagon by the neck, and dragged over the ground until he was dead. His accomplice, Anderson Reed, escaped, and until Saturday, February 12, he successfully eluded the authorities. He was arrested in St. Louis, and a requisition was obtained from the Governor of this State [Illinois] to bring him over into this State for trial. On February 21 he was brought over, but instead of bringing the man directly to Edwardsville, he was detained in Venice, and placed in con01nement at Justice Robinson’s o=01ce. What transpired afterwards we clip from the St. Louis Republican: “The news that Reed was in town spread very quickly through the country, and very evident symptoms of excitement were observable, and threats of lynch law were freely made. Notwithstanding these indications, on the afternoon of the following day, constable Lammert started in a light wagon with the Reed, and no other companion, to drive to Edwardsville – a distance of twenty-01ve miles. In view of the circumstances and feeling then existing, this act of the Constable shows a very curious conception of his duty. He should have taken every precaution to preserve his prisoner; instead of which he exposes him to the lynchers in the most favorable way for their design. The result was, as might have been plainly foretold, when about three and a half miles from Venice on the Alton Road, he was stopped by two men, who jumped into the wagon and demanded the prisoner. Reed was thrown from the wagon. A crowd of men gathered and surrounded the culprit, but o=fered no violence to the Constable, who, deeming discretion the better part of valor, o=fered no resistance. The lynchers immediately set about their murderous work. They put a long rope around Reed’s neck, so that men could hold the ends at each side, and yet be at some distance away, while a number of executioners in front poured a volley of bullets into the body of the half-strangled victim, who fell dead instantly. The corpse was then taken and thrown over a fence, but a few minutes afterwards, a wagon was driven up and the body was tumbled into it, when the vehicle drove o=f, and nothing further is known. It is supposed the corpse was rudely interred at some point in the woods nearby." [Ref: Source: Edwardsville Intelligencer, March 03, 1870]
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FLEMISH ENGRAVINGS, some of them of the greatest rarity. . The Story of the Prodigal Son, Suite months of the year, Eight small landscapes, van Doetecum

van Doetecum, Collaert Flemisch art FLEMISH ENGRAVINGS, some of them of the greatest rarity. Oblong vellum binding, new endpapers. (220 x 165 mm). 17th (?) century ownership inscription on the verso side of one of the engravings. Complete suite of four. The Story of the Prodigal Son (Holl. 189-192). Starts with the departure of the Prodigal Son; he rides off on a horse in search of fortune. Corner "H Bol inventor", centre "Adrian Collaert sculpsit" and at right "H.V.Luyck. 1580. Two sheets laid down onto an old album sheet, outside the plate mark. 2. Suite months of the year. Engraved by Adriaen Collaert and published by Hans van Luyck. The months can be identified by the signs of the zodiac and by the occupations that are characteristic for each month. (11 of 12). The months can be identified by the signs of the zodiac and by the occupations. 171 MAPS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINTS & MISC. that are characteristic for each month. The drawings show a variety of details from everyday life and bear witness to Bol's dual talent: he was both a landscape painter and a chronicler of everyday life. March is missing. 3. Eight small landscapes, van Doetecum brothers published by Volcxken Diericx, around 1580. These are unusual and extremely rare. 1 bridge, with a city on the other shore. 2. Double bridge 3. Jona and the whale, with ship and cru that throws hum overboard. 4. A fantasy like double bridge, signed aux quatre Venes (but vents). 4 Christ as the good shepherd in a landscape with two mills. 5. An inn in a rural setting. 6. Castle with fantasy gardens (Aux quarte vents). 7. Landscape with bridge, viaduct or aqueduct 8. Landscape with a river with along it banks a village. The Van Doetecum brothers developed a special technique of etching, so closely resembling the quality of engraving that their prints have been frequently described as engravings. Contemporaries most valued their technique through which the Van Doetecums were able, with a minimum of effort, to imitate engraving and to produce a smooth gradation of tone. The inscription Aux quatre vents on three of landscape prints refers to the house of the painter and print publisher Hieronymus Cock and his wife volcxken Diercx. The latter started to use this inscription on the new prints she published after the death of her husband in 1570. This means that the landscape prints came on the market after that date. In the inventory of the estate of volcxken Diercx (1601) the printing plates she produced after the death of Cock are listed separately. Among them are mentioned Zestien coperen plaeten wesende Lantschapkens (Sixteen copper plates being small landscapes). These fantasy prints can only be found in a handful of large public print collections in Europe and America. The prints are all executed in a combination of etching and engraving which is typical for the brothers Joannes and Lucas van Doetecum. There are incomplete sets in New York (Metropolitan Museum), Wolfenbüttel (Herzog August Bibliothek) and Brussels (Royal Library of Belgium). The suit of the Prodigal Son made 1500 GBP in 2011
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A Short Account of that Part of Africa inhabited by Negroes.

Slavery. Benezet [AFRICAN-AMERICAN] BENEZET, ANTHONY; A Short Account of that Part of Africa inhabited by Negroes. With respect to the Fertility of the Country; the Good Disposition of Many of the Natives and the Manner in which the Slave Trade is Carried on. Philadelphia:[AFRICAN-AMERICAN] BENEZET, ANTHONY; A Short Account of that Part of Africa inhabited by Negroes. With respect to the Fertility of the Country; the Good Disposition of Many of the Natives and the Manner in which the Slave Trade is Carried on. Philadelphia: 1762. The scarce ()rst edition of Anthony Benezet's 'A Short Account of that Part of Africa Inhabited by Negroes' , an enlightening and pioneering work in the ()eld of abolitionist literature, providing an in- depth and empathetic overview of the African regions and societies a4fected by the slave trade in the 18th century. Benezet (1713-1784), a renowned Quaker educator and abolitionist, meticulously describes the varied cultures, languages, and societal structures of African communities, countering the prevailing stereotypes and dehumanizing narratives common in Europe and America at that time. His work is notable for its detailed accounts of the brutalities and injustices of the slave trade, highlighting the human cost and the cultural devastation it wrought on African societies. The work o4fered a rareand compassionate perspective on African cultures but also served as a factual and moral argument against slavery. His book played a crucial role in shaping the early anti-slavery movement, in:;uencing contemporaries and subsequent generations of abolitionists with its blend of rigorous observation and humanitarian concern.
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COMMONPLACE BOOK] Romantic Commonplace book, profusely illustrated, folio. (

FROM THE ROMANTIC BOOK COLLECTION OF WILLIAM ST CLAIR 168 MAPS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINTS & MISC. up a print studio in Rome and published a print series Galleria nel Palazzo Farnese. Cesio’s most ambitious project in terms of difficulty, scale and size were the extremely large suite of 8 engravings, the first great dome painting of the Baroque, the colossal dome painting in the Roman church of Sant’ Andrea della Valle. 1. Ascension of Mary 2, Petrus with the Key of Heaven. 3. The Holy Andreas 4. Abraham and Isaac 5. The Holy Joseph 6. Young Saint? 7. Adam & Eve 8. Noah. FROM THE ROMANTIC BOOK COLLECTION OF WILLIAM ST CLAIR 176. [COMMONPLACE BOOK] Romantic Commonplace book, profusely illustrated, folio. (28.5 x 21 cm) 60 leaves. 19th half leather, contemporary binding, ownership inscription by William St Clair’, author of “The Reading Nation in the romantic period”. A book described as a monument of scholarship. St Clair writes on the flyleaf “One of the fullest visual commonplace book contains the puzzle portrait of Byron which becomes a rock ”168 MAPS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINTS & MISC. up a print studio in Rome and published a print series Galleria nel Palazzo Farnese. Cesio’s most ambitious project in terms of difficulty, scale and size were the extremely large suite of 8 engravings, the first great dome painting of the Baroque, the colossal dome painting in the Roman church of Sant’ Andrea della Valle. 1. Ascension of Mary 2, Petrus with the Key of Heaven. 3. The Holy Andreas 4. Abraham and Isaac 5. The Holy Joseph 6. Young Saint? 7. Adam & Eve 8. Noah. FROM THE ROMANTIC BOOK COLLECTION OF WILLIAM ST CLAIR 176. [COMMONPLACE BOOK] Romantic Commonplace book, profusely illustrated, folio. (28.5 x 21 cm) 60 leaves. 19th half leather, contemporary binding, ownership inscription by William St Clair’, author of “The Reading Nation in the romantic period”. A book described as a monument of scholarship. St Clair writes on the flyleaf “One of the fullest visual commonplace book contains the puzzle portrait of Byron which becomes a rock ”
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ITALIAN ARCHITECTURAL DOME PAINTINGS IN PRINT La cuppola [sic] del cavalier Gio. Lanfranco, dipinta in Roma, nella chiesa di S. Andrea della Valle / disegnata et intagliata da Carlo Cesio

Carlo Cesio Printed on large sheets! Not trimmed to the plate. 620 mm by 500 mm Exceedingly Rare. The metropolitan museum only seems to have one single sheet. Printed on large sheets! Not trimmed to the plate. 620 mm by 500 mm Exceedingly Rare. The metropolitan only seems to have one single sheet. 1. A ‘fake’, i.e., the square vault fresco transformed into a circle by copper engraver. 2. Renditions of the dome in layered strips, example: gathering of various Olympian gods and mythological figures among clouds, after the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sala dei Giganti, engraved by Pierre Bartoli. 3. But the most ingenious way to depict dome painting without distorting the proportions was thought of by Carlo Cesio 1622-1682), a baroque painter and engraver. He divided the circular dome into vertical, trapezial sections. Joined together like a globe, but viewed from the inside, these reproductions provide vivid impressions of works such as Lanfranco’s colossal dome painting in the Roman church of Sant’ Andrea della Valle. When Cesio was young, he became the pupil Pietro da Cortona, one of the key figures in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture. Cesio soon took over commissions and the importance of the clients grew. The Pope commissioned him to paint the fresco of the Judgment of Solomon in the gallery of Alexander VII in the Quirinal palace in Rome. But Cesio was also a gifted engraver. In 1657 he opened up a print studio in Rome and published a print series Galleria nel Palazzo Farnese. Cesio’s most ambitious project in terms of difficulty, scale and size were the extremely large suite of 8 engravings, the first great dome painting of the Baroque, the colossal dome painting in the Roman church of Sant’ Andrea della Valle. 1. Ascension of Mary 2, Petrus with the Key of Heaven. 3. The Holy Andreas 4. Abraham and Isaac 5. The Holy Joseph 6. Young Saint? 7. Adam & Eve 8. Noah.
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Tydverdryvend & verlustigende Lottery. Narrative set on Women

LOTTERY. Tydverdryvend & verlustigende Lottery. Nuremberg, printed by Michael Schmidt? Produced for the Dutch market. With the original paste paper box. Complete with 60 engraved and hand coloured cards with illustrations, 60 counter cards with a proverb, 60 cards with numbers or naughts. The manual in Dutch does belong to this kind of set, but does not match this one. Copper engravings in a size of 6.8 by 4.8 cm, as well as 60 verse and 60 coloured lottery cards in a size of 3.3 by 4.2 cm. Buijnsters-Smets in his bibliography on paper toys and playing cards says that these sets began to appear in The Netherlands around 1755.We had a similar set in one of our last catalogues, but not only are the cards in this set all coloured but there are other differences too. Most remarkable is that no single man is depicted, only women, sometimes with their child or lover. The narrative is solely about them. The depictions are more refined. They catch the style of costumes well. All are, in all kinds of ways, more daring. Our last set depicted games, professions, mythological figures, etc., but there was no story to them. Our present cards are more narrative—some examples. Two women lamenting their dead cat, covered by a cloth (since we are cat lovers, very recognizable to us). A woman consoles her friend. Yet, she admires herself in the mirror. One woman scolds another, a tailor shows the lady of the house her clothes, a thief is robbing the treasure chest, a suitor asks his girlfriend to sit down, a woman is doing make-up in front of the mirror, a girl is drunk, a dancing couple, several couples fumbling on the couch, scenes of courtship, women teaching their children, etc.here were three people in charge of the game. First, there is the collector, who, after shuffling, distributes the cards with the allegorical drawings among the audience, collects the money for each card and pays out the gains. The second person shuffles the cards with rhymed mottos in a bag. The third person does the same with the numbered cards with the prizes. Then the second person draws a motto card from the bag, and the third person draws a prize from the bag
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