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Articles - July - 2012 Issue

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[American Newspaper]:  The New-York Packet, and The American Advertiser.  Thursday, September 11, 1777.  [No. 70].  Fish-kill [N. Y.]:  Printed by Samuel Loudon, 1777.  [4] pp., printed on folded sheet.  Folio.  A scarce Revolutionary war newspaper mentioning a resolution to adopt the U. S. flag, executed by Congress on August 27, 1777.

The Riddle-Book for the Amusement of Boys and Girls.  Troy:  F. Adancourt, 1825.  23pp.  A rare survival, a scrap of local printing history.

[Paper Mill in Saugerties, N. Y.] Manuscript daybook kept by David Grieve of Saugerties, New York, detailing the accounts of the paper mill there.  Saugerties, N. Y. 1827-1828.  Industry, such as it was, was primitive and uncommon and their records important.
  

The Fort Braddock Letters, a Tale of the Old French War; or The Adventures of Du Quesne, Dudley and Van Tromp:  with the Capture of Captain Kidd.  Peekskill.  1832.  Imperfect but very appealing.

[Panther, Abraham]:  A Surprising Narrative of a Young Woman, who as discovered in the gloomy mansion of a rocky cave!  Hudson:  [Ashbel Stoddard], 1798.  A rare but fictitious narrative of an escape from captivity in 1777.  Such accounts were common in the era and are highly collectible today.

[Texas]:  Head Quarters of the Army … General orders No. 18.  West Point, N. Y.  July 16, 1858.  Issued at West Point.  Relevant to a collection of the Hudson Valley only because these orders were issued there.

Address to the Independent Electors of the State of New-York.  Republican Nomination and Address.  Albany:  printed at the office of the Argus, March 20, 1813.  Chairman Abm, J. Hardenbergh [of Ulster County].  This is the nomination of Daniel D. Tompkins for Governor and John Taylor for Lieutenant Governor.  Mr. Tompkins was Governor of the State of New York from 1807 to 1817 and also 6th vice president of the United States under James Monroe [1817-1825]

Memorial of the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council of the City of Troy.  Jan. 27, 1823.“  A document “read and referred to the Committee of Canals and Internal Improvements, in assembly February 23rd, 1823.  The Erie Canal was officially opened on October 26th, 1825, its opening a signal event in Troy’s history.

The Dier’s Assistant in the Art of Dying Wool and Woolen Goods… By James Haigh.  Printed at Poughkeepsie by Paraclette Potter, Main Street.  P. & S. Potter, Printers.  1813.  An exceptionally nice and original copy of one of the early and important books printed in Poughkeepsie.

[New York]:  [Johnston and Sage]:  Centennial Celebration of the Minisink Battle on the actual battlefield July 22d, 1879…Monticello, N. Y. [1879]

[New York State Newspaper]:  [Sampson, Chittenden, and Croswell (publishers and editors)]:  The Balance, and Columbian Repository [Volume 1, Number 1 through Volume 2, Number 52].  Hudson, N. Y. 1802-1803.  2 vols.  At a time when newspapers’ roles were evolving The Balance, and Columbian Repository were reporting local and national news and providing severe opinions on political questions.  Important to understanding to the times.

The Sham-Patriot Unmasked.  Hudson:  from the press of Sampfon, Chittenden & Crofwell.  1802.  It’s full title is The sham-patriot unmasked: or, An exposition of the fatally successful arts of demagogues, to exalt themselves, by flattering and swindling the people.  It was first published in the Balance and later republished elsewhere.

The Life of the Boston Bard, written by himself.  Mount Pleasant, N. Y. [today Hawthorne in Westchester County].  Published by Stephen Marshall.  Roscoe, printer 1825.

The Infantry Exercise of the United States Army, abridged for the use of the Militia of the United States – third edition, corrected and improved.  Poughkeepsie:  Printed and Published by P. Potter, for himself, and for S. Potter & Co. No. 55, Chestnut-Street, Philadelphia 1819.  Complete with the oriented chart of Battalion references.

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States, pamphlet, 1862. Sold May 7 for $11,875.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. Sold May 7 for $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> E. Simms Campbell, A Night-Club Map of Harlem, in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. Sold May 7 for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. Sold May 7 for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. Sold May 7 for $5,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> The Black Panther: Black Community News Service, 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. Sold May 7 for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike, silver print, 1968. Sold May 7 for $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> March For Freedom Now!, poster for a protest on the 1960 Republican Convention. Sold May 7 for $17,500.
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    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [SUPREME COURT JUSTICES]. A very extensive collection of 203 letters, documents and signatures. A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, JOHN JAY THROUGH WILLIAM REHNQUIST. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> ZATTA, Antonio. <i>Atlante Novissimo.</i> Venice: Antonio Zatta, 1775-1785. ONE OF THE FINEST WORLD ATLASES issued in Italy in the 18th century. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [CHICAGO HISTORY] -- [COLUMBUS, Christopher]. Monumental historiated and embroidered panel of the MADE FOR THE 1893 COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION IN CHICAGO. $12,000 to $18,000.
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    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [MONASTERY HILL BINDING]. AINSWORTH, William Harrison. <i>Historical Romances.</i> Philadelphia, n.d. A fine early exhibition binding by the Monastery Hill Bindery. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM]. New York: Tiber Press, [1960]. 4 volumes. LIMITED EDITION, number 119 of 200 COPIES, EACH SIGNED BY THE POET AND ARTIST. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> GRATIANUS, the Canonist. <i>Decretum.</i> Venedig: Petrus de Plasiis, 25 January 1483. Second quarto edition. FIRST PAGE ILLUMINATED BY A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST. $4,000 to $6,000.
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    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [ABOLITIONISTS]. <i>William Lloyd Garrison. The Story of his Life.</i> New York, 1885. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM SEVERAL NOTABLE ABOLITIONISTS neatly bound in throughout. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740... 1744.</i> London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. FIRST EDITION. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> Blank railroad ledger, "Compagnie des Chemins de fer de l'Ouest" (spine title). N.p., 1909. A MONUMENTAL 20th-CENTURY ART NOUVEAU BINDING. $1,000 to $1,500.
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    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [MINIATURE ROOM] -- [FLEMING, John (1910-1987)]. Miniature of his 57th Street Library and Gallery. JOHN F. FLEMING'S BARONIAL 57TH STREET GALLERY. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING]. CHESTERTON, G.K. <i>Five Types: A Book of Essays.</i> London, 1910. LIMITED EDITION, number 3 of 30 copies on vellum SIGNED BY GEORGE SUTCLIFFE. $400 to $500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. <i>When Adam Delved and Eve Span....</i> [Ancoats Brotherhood, 1894-5]. LIMITED EDITION, one of 250 copies printed. $500 to $700.
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    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> INCUNABULA -Fridolin, Stephan. <i>Schatzbehalter.</i> With 96 (including 5 repeated) full-page text woodcuts. Nürnberg, 1491.<br>€ 39 470 / 57 020
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Kokoschka, Oskar. <i>Die Träumenden Knaben (The Dreaming Boys).</i> With 11 original lithographs. Vienne, 1908.<br>€ 35 090 / 52 630
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    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Linschoten, Jan Huygen van. <i>Itinerario, Voyage ofte Schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien…</i> Amsterdam, 1595.<br>€ 17 540 / 26 320
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    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> DANSE MACABRE - Bille, Edmond. <i>Une Danse macabre.</i> With 20 coloured woodcuts. Lausanne, 1919. Large folio.<br>€ 610 / 880
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Dexel, Walter. A collection of 7 invitation cards from the Kunstverein Jena, each typographically designed by W. Dexel. Jena, 1924-1928. Each 10.5 x 14.8 cm.<br>€ 530 / 790

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