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Lot 19 - [Americana] Webster, Daniel

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[Americana] Webster, Daniel
The Works of Daniel Webster

Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. In six volumes. Subscriber's edition, signed by Webster on half-title in first volume. 8vo. Extra-illustrated with 12 autograph letters, documents, and notes by Webster and others, including one printed ship's passport signed by Millard Fillmore, as President, and Webster, as Secretary of State, as well as 70 additional engraved portraits and views. Three-quarter brown morocco, stamped in gilt, over green cloth-covered boards, rear board of first volume detached but present, rear board of third volume starting, scattered rubbing to extremities, spines faded; top edges gilt, other edges trimmed; by Curtis. Walters, ca. 1910.

Letters and Documents Comprising:

  1. Washington, (D.C.), March 17, 1830. Autograph letter, signed by Webster to a Mr. Hedge, concerning complaints of a speech Webster gave at the Old Colony Memorial.
  2. Summer Street, Boston, October 30, 1836. Autograph letter, signed by Webster to William Sullivan, concerning dinner plans.
  3. MS. notes concerning Daniel Webster and the above dinner, presumably signed by Sullivan.
  4. MS. deed, dated July 20, 1846, from Daniel Webster to his son, Fletcher.
  5. Partially-printed land deed, dated December 8, 1845, from Daniel Webster to his son, Fletcher.
  6. MS. note, dated January 15, 1847, signed by recorder Oliver Boyle, certifying the above deed and grant.
  7. Washington, D.C., January 27, 1837. Autograph letter, signed by Webster to a Lewis Cist of Cinncinatti, complying with an unspecified request; separated along right fold, severing first and last name.
  8. Louisiana Avenue, (Washington, D.C.), Friday morning, no date. Autograph letter, signed by Webster to the Honorable Mr. (James) Brooks, U.S. Representative from New York, concerning the arrangement of a dinner.
  9. No place, January 10, no date. Autograph letter, signed by Webster to U.S. Representative from New York, Mr. (James) Brooks, concerning a meeting the following day.
  10. September 27, 1852. Partially-printed ship's passport, signed by Millard Fillmore, as president, for Alexander Barker commander of the ship Amazon. Printed in four languages; large paper seal intact.
  11. No place, December 21, 1837. Letter, dated December 21, 1837, to Hon. Ja(me)s. Brooks, as a member of the Maine House of Representatives, with mounted signature of Daniel Webster, concerning "important news from France," as well as the arrangement of a meeting between the two; marked at top "Private & Confidential"; wax seal intact.
  12. No place, no date ("Monday morning"). Autograph letter, initialed by Webster ("D.W.") to Mr. (James) Brooks, U.S. Representative from New York, denying rumours concerning him and Martin Van Buren.

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Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. In six volumes. Subscriber's edition, signed by Webster on half-title in first volume. 8vo. Extra-illustrated with 12 autograph letters, documents, and notes by Webster and others, including one printed ship's passport signed by Millard Fillmore, as President, and Webster, as Secretary of State, as well as 70 additional engraved portraits and views. Three-quarter brown morocco, stamped in gilt, over green cloth-covered boards, rear board of first volume detached but present, rear board of third volume starting, scattered rubbing to extremities, spines faded; top edges gilt, other edges trimmed; by Curtis. Walters, ca. 1910.

Letters and Documents Comprising:

  1. Washington, (D.C.), March 17, 1830. Autograph letter, signed by Webster to a Mr. Hedge, concerning complaints of a speech Webster gave at the Old Colony Memorial.
  2. Summer Street, Boston, October 30, 1836. Autograph letter, signed by Webster to William Sullivan, concerning dinner plans.
  3. MS. notes concerning Daniel Webster and the above dinner, presumably signed by Sullivan.
  4. MS. deed, dated July 20, 1846, from Daniel Webster to his son, Fletcher.
  5. Partially-printed land deed, dated December 8, 1845, from Daniel Webster to his son, Fletcher.
  6. MS. note, dated January 15, 1847, signed by recorder Oliver Boyle, certifying the above deed and grant.
  7. Washington, D.C., January 27, 1837. Autograph letter, signed by Webster to a Lewis Cist of Cinncinatti, complying with an unspecified request; separated along right fold, severing first and last name.
  8. Louisiana Avenue, (Washington, D.C.), Friday morning, no date. Autograph letter, signed by Webster to the Honorable Mr. (James) Brooks, U.S. Representative from New York, concerning the arrangement of a dinner.
  9. No place, January 10, no date. Autograph letter, signed by Webster to U.S. Representative from New York, Mr. (James) Brooks, concerning a meeting the following day.
  10. September 27, 1852. Partially-printed ship's passport, signed by Millard Fillmore, as president, for Alexander Barker commander of the ship Amazon. Printed in four languages; large paper seal intact.
  11. No place, December 21, 1837. Letter, dated December 21, 1837, to Hon. Ja(me)s. Brooks, as a member of the Maine House of Representatives, with mounted signature of Daniel Webster, concerning "important news from France," as well as the arrangement of a meeting between the two; marked at top "Private & Confidential"; wax seal intact.
  12. No place, no date ("Monday morning"). Autograph letter, initialed by Webster ("D.W.") to Mr. (James) Brooks, U.S. Representative from New York, denying rumours concerning him and Martin Van Buren.

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