AN EXTRAORDINARY AMERICAN RARITY—JEFFERSON’S PERSONAL ANNOTATED COPY OF THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, (1803, 1805) FROM JEFFERSON’S LIBRARY
(JEFFERSON, Thomas) UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Laws of the United States. Vols. VI-VII. Washington City, 1803, 1805. One volume.
Thomas Jefferson's personal copy of Volumes VI and VII of the Laws of the United States, together in one most rare and remarkable volume from his library, containing Jefferson's characteristic and distinctive ownership marks, together with his annotations and marginalia in his manuscript hand, featuring the Acts of the 7th and 8th Congresses, and early printings of key laws passed from 1802-1805 (while Jefferson was President), notably containing a printing of the text of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty that is said to have been Jefferson's primary source for the treaty, also with printings of laws resulting from the Treaty, and major legislation establishing a governmental structure for the newly-acquired territory, in contemporary calf. $245,000.
THE AUTOGRAPH EDITION OF HAWTHORNE’S WORKS, SPLENDIDLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS HAND-COLORED PLATES,WITH AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT SIGNED BY HAWTHORNE
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Works. Boston and New York, 1900. Twenty-two volumes.
The Autograph Edition of Hawthorne’s Works, number 299 of only 500 copies signed by both Hawthorne’s daughter, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, and the publisher. One of only a select number of sets issued with a Custom House document signed by Hawthorne bound into Volume I. This is also one of only five sets splendidly bound by the Riverside Press in an elaborate Roger Payne-style morocco-gilt binding, and one of a select number of sets with frontispieces in double suite, each one beautifully hand-colored and signed by the artist, including such noted illustrators as Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle and Childe Hassam. $18,000.
WONDERFUL ORIGINAL GOLF SCORECARD FROM THE COURSES AT ANDREWS (AIR FORCE BASE), FILLED OUT FOR THE EAST COURSE ENTIRELY IN OBAMA'S OWN HAND AND SIGNED BY "OBAMA"
OBAMA, Barack. Golf scorecard filled out and signed. Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, circa 2008-16.
Original color golf scorecard from the Courses at Andrews (AFB), filled out for 17 holes of the east course entirely in his own hand, with his handwritten player name: "OBAMA." $7500.