Books and Manuscripts

17th Feb, 2022 10:00 EST





Freeman’s February 17 Books and Manuscripts auction is an Americana collector’s delight, with highlights led by an extremely rare Northwest Territory Land Ordinance from 1785; a previously unrecorded campaign handbill from the 1796 Thomas Jefferson and John Adams presidential election; as well as a fine lock of President George Washington’s hair, cut shortly after his first inauguration in 1789. Freeman’s continues to lead in historic Philadelphia material, including the only known photograph of William A. Leary, Sr., founder of the legendary Leary’s Book Store, and a first edition of the first Catholic Bible printed in the United States, printed in Philadelphia in 1790. With works by such Black luminaries as Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, and Sojourner Truth, literary giants Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe, and surveyors of the natural world Charles Darwin and John James Audubon, the auction also offers a diverse selection of Fine Bindings, Prints, and Art, as well as rare opportunities for collectors of Children’s & Illustrated, Sporting, and Military History books.


Name: Darren Winston
Telephone: 267.414.1247

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Books and Manuscripts (149)


Lot 104
[Literature] Hilton, James Good-bye, Mr. Chips

Sold for $315
Estimated at $500 - $800

Lot 113
[Pennsylvania] Logan, James Land Patent, signed

Sold for $3,276
Estimated at $800 - $1,200

Lot 122
[Prints] Audubon, John James Loggerhead Shrike

Sold for $1,512
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500

Lot 123
[Prints] Audubon, John James Pigeon Hawk

Sold for $3,780
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000

Lot 124
[Prints] Audubon, John James Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Sold for $2,394
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000

Lot 126
[Prints] Audubon, John James White-headed Eagle

Sold for $7,560
Estimated at $4,000 - $6,000

Lot 127
[Prints] Landacre, Paul Spring

Sold for $504
Estimated at $800 - $1,200


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