Lot 17: Three items of Americana

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2017-02-07 11:27:46

Lot 17

Three items of Americana. Heading: (Americana). Title: Three items of Americana. Place Published: Various places. Date Published: Various dates. Description: Includes; Anonymous. Manual of the Practical Naturalist, or Directions for Collecting, Preparing and Preserving Subjects of Natural History. 214 + [2 ad] pp. Engraved frontispiece. (8vo) period boards with morocco spine label. Some chips to spine label; period owner's signature on front free endpapers, moderate to heavy foxing; good or better. Boston: Lilly and Wait et al, 1831. First Edition. Fillmore, Millard. Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-First Congress. December 2, 1850. Parts I &II. 441, [2]; 488 pp. With map, foldng plan, numerous folding charts, 33 (of 35) illustrated plates. (8vo) perioid cloth backed marbled boards, gilt spine. Senate issue. Wear, soiling, and rubbing to binding, corners bumped; hinges cracked, scattered foxing throughout, affecting some of the charts and plates, dampstaining to last 30 pp. and rear board; about good. Washington: Printed for the Senate, 1850. Wheelock, Eleazar. Approximately 30 unbound gatherings from the limited Rochester Reprints editions of his pamphlets on Indian charity schools. The reprints were limited to 125 copies. Some toning; very good or better. [No Place: Rochester Reprints, 1910 (?)] Condition: Varying wear; all titles good or better.

Estimate: $200-300

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