RARE 1861 AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PRESIDENT LINCOLN
LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph letter signed. Washington, D.C. August 20, 1861.
Exceptional August 1861 autograph letter penned entirely in Lincoln's hand, signed by him in the first year of the war and mere weeks after the Union loss at Bull Run, written to Secretary of War Cameron regarding the appointment of John Huntington, from a distinguished Connecticut family, to the position of Assistant Quarter-Master of the Army, beautifully housed in a custom half morocco portfolio featuring a handsome engraved portrait of Lincoln. $26,000.
“CORNERSTONE OF ANY COLLECTION OF COLOR-PLATE BOOKS”
(LONDON) (ACKERMANN, Rudolph) (PUGIN, Augustus Charles and ROWLANDSON, Thomas) [PYNE, William Henry and COMBE, William]. The Microcosm of London. London, 1808-10. Three volumes.
First edition in book form, later issue (with the watermarks of some text leaves and plates bearing post-publication dates), of this splendid visual "treasure-house" of Regency London life, Ackermann's first and most famous color-plate book, with three wood-engraved title pages, three copper-engraved dedication leaves and 104 magnificent hand-colored aquatint plates after Rowlandson and Pugin. A handsome wide-margined copy. $15,500.
GREEN’S HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED
WITH OVER 100 PLATES AND WITH FOUR DOCUMENTS SIGNED
(INCLUDING RARE MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL FROM LORD NELSON; ALSO KING GEORGE III, THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON AND QUEEN VICTORIA),
GREEN, John Richard. History of the English People. London, 1878-80. Four volumes.
First edition of the expanded edition of Green’s landmark history, generously extra-illustrated with over 100 engraved plates and maps (more than 30 with hand-coloring), as well as with four original documents signed by these important British historical figures: King George III, a rare manuscript certification by Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Queen Victoria; bound in distinguished full morocco-gilt by Bayntun. $14,500.