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    A Look Inside the Catalogue 


    Lot 190: Cyanotype albums depicting the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge, compiled by W. Radford Bascome,

    New York, 1897-1903. Sold for $30,000.




    Lot 166: Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, Minnesota, 1833-93. Sold for $112,500.  


      Lot 214: James E. McClees, McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits ... of the Thirty-Fifth Congress, salted paper prints, Washington, 1859. Sold for $11,250.







    This sale presented a fine selection of unique material, featuring the nineteenth-century archive of the Ponds, a missionary family living on the Minnesota frontier. Other manuscript highlights included an unpublished medical journal kept by physicians aboard the USS Deane in the Continental Navy from 1779 to 1788, as well as a whaling journal from 1823.



    The Honolulu Merchants' Looking-Glass, an 1862 pamphlet printed and distributed anonymously that slanders many of the city's leading merchants, made its auction debut. Another rarity was a run of the periodical Gleanings in Bee Culture, which improbably contains the first printed report of the Wright brothers' 1904 flight. We also offered McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits of the Senators, Representatives & Delegates, published in 1859, one of the earliest photographically illustrated books published in the United States. 


    Lot 127: The Second Interregnum: A Complete Resume of Events from the Death to the Burial of His Late Majesty Lunalilo, with albumen portrait of King Kalakaua, Honolulu, 1874. Sold for $2,750.





    Lot 26: Medical journal kept aboard Continental Navy vessels, 1777-88. Sold for $27,500.  

    Lot 27: Broadside proclaiming the end of the Revolutionary War, New Hampshire, 1783. Sold for $22,500. 



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    For more information on the sale contact a specialist in the Printed & Manuscript Americana department.


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