October 25, 2021 10:00 EST

The Alexander Hamilton Collection of John E. Herzog

 
  Lot 42
 
Lot 42 - [Hamilton, Alexander] [In Memoriam]

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[Hamilton, Alexander] [In Memoriam]
Group of 5 Items Related to the Birth and Death of Alexander Hamilton

1. Djurberg, Daniel
Karta over West Indien...
(Stockholm, 1798). Rare engraved map, with contemporary hand-coloring, of the Caribbean, showing Hamilton's birthplace, the island of Nevis, at the far right. Trimmed along edges, within plate mark at bottom left corner; residue along edges from previous mount. 7 3/4 x 12 in. (197 x 305mm).

2. Oldschool, Oliver (Joseph Dennie)
The Port Folio
Philadelphia: Printed and Published for the Editor, by Hugh Maxwell, Saturday, July 21, 1804. Vol. IV, No. 29. 4to. (8) pp. Rare printed newspaper in three columns with printed black border, dedicated to Alexander Hamilton, who had been killed by Aaron Burr in a duel nine days before. Printed here are the various letters between Hamilton and Burr leading up to the duel, early appearances of them, as well as Hamilton's will and funeral orations. Moderately darkened; scattered foxing; scattered short closed tears along edges. Not in Brigham.

Oliver Oldschool was the pen name of Joseph Dennie (1768-1812), one of the foremost men of the letters of the Federalist era.

3. Otis, Harrison G.
Eulogy on Gen. Alexander Hamilton, Pronounced at the Request of The Citizens of Boston, July 26, 1804
Boston: Printed and sold by Manning & Loring, 1804. First edition. 8vo. 24 pp. Disbound; chipping and short closed tears along edges; title-page loose; scattered spotting to text; Free Public Library, Worcester label on verso of title-page.

4. Farmers' Museum, or Literary Gazette
Walpole, New Hampshire, Saturday, July 28, 1804. Vol. XII, No. 591. Folio. (4) pp. Printed newspaper featuring articles on Hamilton's death, his will, and funeral orations. Old ownership signature at head of first page; moderately darkened; scattered light foxing.

5. (Coleman, William, editor)
A Collection of the Facts and Documents, Relative to the Death of Major-General Alexander Hamilton...
New-York: Printed by Hopkins and Seymour, For I. Riley and Co., 1804. First edition. 8vo. (iv), 238 pp. Rebound in three-quarter brown calf, stamped in gilt, brown morocco spine label, over marbled paper-covered boards; all edges trimmed; title-page repaired, scattered foxing to same; light to moderate foxing to text; scattered darkening to text. Howes C-572; Sabin 14311; Ford, Bibliotheca Hamiltoniana 94

Coleman was a close ally of Hamilton's and editor of the New York Evening Post, the newspaper established by Hamilton. This volume was written at the request of Hamilton's widow, Eliza, and includes "nearly every thing related to his death...and much else that could otherwise be found only by a reference to the papers of the day."

Sold for $3,024
Estimated at $800 - $1,200


 

1. Djurberg, Daniel
Karta over West Indien...
(Stockholm, 1798). Rare engraved map, with contemporary hand-coloring, of the Caribbean, showing Hamilton's birthplace, the island of Nevis, at the far right. Trimmed along edges, within plate mark at bottom left corner; residue along edges from previous mount. 7 3/4 x 12 in. (197 x 305mm).

2. Oldschool, Oliver (Joseph Dennie)
The Port Folio
Philadelphia: Printed and Published for the Editor, by Hugh Maxwell, Saturday, July 21, 1804. Vol. IV, No. 29. 4to. (8) pp. Rare printed newspaper in three columns with printed black border, dedicated to Alexander Hamilton, who had been killed by Aaron Burr in a duel nine days before. Printed here are the various letters between Hamilton and Burr leading up to the duel, early appearances of them, as well as Hamilton's will and funeral orations. Moderately darkened; scattered foxing; scattered short closed tears along edges. Not in Brigham.

Oliver Oldschool was the pen name of Joseph Dennie (1768-1812), one of the foremost men of the letters of the Federalist era.

3. Otis, Harrison G.
Eulogy on Gen. Alexander Hamilton, Pronounced at the Request of The Citizens of Boston, July 26, 1804
Boston: Printed and sold by Manning & Loring, 1804. First edition. 8vo. 24 pp. Disbound; chipping and short closed tears along edges; title-page loose; scattered spotting to text; Free Public Library, Worcester label on verso of title-page.

4. Farmers' Museum, or Literary Gazette
Walpole, New Hampshire, Saturday, July 28, 1804. Vol. XII, No. 591. Folio. (4) pp. Printed newspaper featuring articles on Hamilton's death, his will, and funeral orations. Old ownership signature at head of first page; moderately darkened; scattered light foxing.

5. (Coleman, William, editor)
A Collection of the Facts and Documents, Relative to the Death of Major-General Alexander Hamilton...
New-York: Printed by Hopkins and Seymour, For I. Riley and Co., 1804. First edition. 8vo. (iv), 238 pp. Rebound in three-quarter brown calf, stamped in gilt, brown morocco spine label, over marbled paper-covered boards; all edges trimmed; title-page repaired, scattered foxing to same; light to moderate foxing to text; scattered darkening to text. Howes C-572; Sabin 14311; Ford, Bibliotheca Hamiltoniana 94

Coleman was a close ally of Hamilton's and editor of the New York Evening Post, the newspaper established by Hamilton. This volume was written at the request of Hamilton's widow, Eliza, and includes "nearly every thing related to his death...and much else that could otherwise be found only by a reference to the papers of the day."

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