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SA Auction #83 begins on 18 Jun 2020

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US Auction #2 is in progress and ends on 4 June 2020 at 18:30 GMT.

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US Auction #2 - All Lots

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Lot 121

CHINA, Company School (Chinese artist, late-18th century).

[Tobacco plant] An original painting on thin laid paper, titled lower right “Nicotiana Fruticosa / Chinese Tobacco”.

Lot 122

WOMEN in business. – J. ELLIOTT (collector of Excise) & Thos. SPOONER (supervisor).

An original letterpress and manuscript ‘Tea License’ ‘No. 129 No. 8’, dated 9th September 1814

an annual license to trade in tea, coffee and chocolate

Lot 123

Ivan MOSCA (1915-2005)

The Little Book of Insects

forword by Renzo Nissim

Lot 124

[John BRADLEY, designer/artist]. - VANDEN PLAS (coachbuilders)].

4.3 ALVIS Concealed Head Coupé Regd. Dsgn. 1454. An original Vanden Plas concept design

drawing by John Bradley, white line gouache and wash, on board

Lot 125


The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina, from a British Province to an Independent State.

Unsold in US sale #1: this work offers an important and evocative Charleston provenance, in addition to being the first book to be granted US copyright protection.

Lot 126

Paul ROBESON, Archibald the ARCTIC, Don BRADMAN , Billy COSTELLO (i.e. Popeye).

A small autograph album, ownership inscription at the front ‘Leslie N. Laundy ... London S.W. 8 / 24.6.36’.

Unsold in US sale #1 - an eclectic collection deserving a second look

Lot 127

Robert FLEMING (b. 1630, St. Bathens, nr. Dunbar – d. 1694, London).

The Fulfilling of the Scripture. Or an essay shewing the exact accomplishment of the word of God

Unsold in US sale #1 : the first American edition of an important Calvinist work.

Lot 128

The New York Historical Society. – Jacob HARSEN (1808-1863).

An engraved and manuscript testimonial, addressed to Jacob Harsen, appointing him a "Resident Life Member" of the NYHS

Unsold in US sale #1: an attractive aide memoire about the early history of Manhattan

Lot 129

Ben HECHT (1893-1964).

Gaily Gaily The memoirs of a cub reporter in Chicago

Unsold first time around: a quite rare inscribed copy of Hecht's last book

Lot 130

Edith WHARTON (editor).

The Book of the Homeless (Le Livre des Sans-Foyer) edited by Edith Wharton

Unsold in US sale #1 – this book is fascinating, more interesting than any bound copies!

Lot 131

Emily DICKINSON (1830-1886).

Poems of Emily Dickinson selected and edited with a commentary by Louis Untermeyer.

Unsold in the first US sale – this book deserves to be re-offered, a delight for at least three senses.

Lot 132

AMERICAN Local Rules for golf, MISQUAMICUT Golf Club, Rhode Island. - R. P. FORGAN.

The Golfer's Handbook, including History of the Game; Special Uses of the Different Clubs; ... New Rules for the Game.

Unsold in US sale #1: an important relic, worth a second look

Lot 133


Bay/Sky ... Introduction by Norman Mailer.

inexplicably unsold in sale #1: the dedicatee's copy + an original signed 'C' print

Lot 134

Walton FORD (b.1960, artist) [& Bill BUFORD].

Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra. Directed and produced by Benedikt Taschen.

Unsold in sale #1: Walton Ford signs and adds a small sketch of Cheetahs.

Lot 135

JAPAN & the UNITED STATES. - Hirai KINZA (1859-1916).

A Japanese writer writes, in English, on Japanese customs, 10pp autograph manuscript + related autograph letter + related book

Lot 136

12th Inft. Regt. of NY, 22nd Engineers, etc. – R. RUNYON & others (photographers)

[The Pancho Villa Expedition, Texas & Mexico, March 1916 – Feb. 1917], an album containing 142 postcards and vintage photographs.

unsold in US sale #1: a valuable record and, for some, a warm up for World War I. Worth as second look

Lot 137

NEW YORK, 7th Regiment. - William Rhinelander STEWART, Snr. (1852-1925)

An album containing 100 items of ephemera recalling William R. Stewart’s ‘career’ in Company ‘K’ of the 7th Regiment, Nat. Guard

Unsold in sale number 1 – the 19th-century post-Civil War history of the fashionable Seventh Regiment told through the ephemera that was usually discarded: worth a…

Lot 138

George DU MAURIER (1834-1896, artist). – Thomas ROBINSON (1806-1885, engraver).

Original engraved wooden printing block with manuscript titling to one side “Our Brilliant Failure / 1865 / G. du Maurier”

What connects W.H. Robinson and D. du Maurier? Their grandfathers in two.

Lot 139

[Attributed to R.S. GILBERT, or Alexander ANDERSON, wood-block cutters].

An original end-grain wood printing block of a Federal Eagle + a copy of “M’Carty’s American Primer.”

Unsold in sale #1: a rare chance to own an iconic piece of patriotic American imagery from the Federal period

Lot 140

CLERMONT & HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio. - [Charles Nathan ELLIOT (1873-1951)].

An autograph manuscript diary, titled ‘Sylvan Notes’

Unsold in the first sale - fascinating and with Whitman connections, so, offered for a second time

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