William L. Parkinson, Books
Post Office Box 40
Hinesburg, Vermont 05461-0040
Phone: (802) 482-3113 www.parkinsonbooks.com
ANTIQUARIAN BOOK AUCTION
Important collection of early Americana
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Sale starts at 11:00 a.m.; preview Friday, May 11, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and
Saturday, May 12, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Memorial Lounge
This sale will offer more than 450 individually catalogued lots of 1780-1820 Americana, with particular strengths in 18th- and early 19th-century broadsides, pamphlets and federal government publications. Categories of note include the Barbary War, Burr Conspiracy, Embargo, Indians, War of 1812, magazines, the District of Columbia, politics, military, federal budget, individual states (Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, etc.), early acts and laws, and departments of the federal government.
Printed catalogues for the auction, are $6.00. To order catalogues, please send checks made out to “William L. Parkinson, Books” to the address above. Prices realized will be available after the sale at the company website: parkinsonbooks.com. For questions concerning the auction, call (802) 482-3113 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Among the highlights of this fine sale:
AMERICANA – The Analectic Magazine 1813-14, including first magazine printing of “The Star Spangled Banner”; Joel Barlow, The Hasty-Pudding (1796); Joseph Alston, A Short Review of the Late Proceedings at New-Orleans (1807); Samuel Chase, The Answer and Pleas of Samuel Chase (1805); Acts and Laws Passed . . . Colony of Connecticut (1751); William Eaton, Interesting Detail of the Operations of the American Fleet in the Mediterranean (1805); Benjamin Franklin, Account of the Newly Invented Pennsylvanian Fire-Places (1744), signed; Gideon Granger, A View and Vindication of the Measures of the Present Administration (1803); Alexander Hamilton, Report . . . on Manufactures (1791); Elbert Herring, Touchstone to the People of the United States, on the Choice of a President (1812); Message from the President . . . Discoveries . . . Captains Lewis and Clark (1806); Appendix to an Account of Louisiana (1804); John Lowell, The Impartial Inquirer (1811); William Maclure, To the People of the United States (1807); The Republican Crisis: Or, an Exposition of the Political Jesuitism of James Madison (1812); Report of the Committee and Constitution of the Union Manufacturing Company, of Maryland (1808); The Charter Granted by Their Majesties . . . Province of Massachusetts-Bay (1742); Charles F. Mercer, Controversy Between Armistead Thompson Mason and Charles Fenton Mercer (1818); Petition of Cato West . . . Mississippi Territory (1800); New England Mississippi Land Company, 1804-14 pamphlets; Samson Occom, Sermon, Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul, an Indian (1801); Letter from Thomas Worthington . . . Convention of the State of Ohio (1802); Report of the Committee . . . Western Reserve of Connecticut (1800); Thomas Paine, Rights of Man. Part the Second (1792); John Parrish, Remarks on the Slavery of the Black People (1806); A Communication from the Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of Manufactures and the Useful Arts (1804); Edmund Randolph, A Vindication of Mr. Randolph’s Resignation (1795); Papers in Relation to the Official Conduct of Winthrop Sargent (1801); Thomas O. Selfridge, A Correct Statement of the Whole Preliminary Controversy Between Tho. O. Selfridge and Benj. Austin (1807); C. C. Tanguy de la Boissiere, Observations sur la Depeche Ecrite le 16 Janvier 1797, par M. Pickering (1797); United States Military Philosophical Society, Extracts (1806) and (1809); Statutes of the State of Vermont (1787); James Wilkinson 1808-11 titles; Eleazar Williams, Gaiatonsera Ionteweienstakwa (1813); Sundry Papers, in Relation to Claims, Commonly Called the Yazoo Claims (1809).
EARLY GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS – Large selection of 1790s-1810s federal government publications on budget, foreign relations, military, individual states, transportation, elections, U.S. Mint, speeches in Congress, War of 1812, judiciary, legislation, etc.; more than 80 individually-printed federal acts and laws 1790-95; group lots of government pamphlets, 1800-1820; An Act to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States (1791); 1790-1800-1810 Census returns; A Convention Between the United States and the Cherokee Nation of Indians (1806); An Act to Provide for a Copper Coinage (1792); An Act Making an Alteration in the Flag of the United States (1794); An Act Providing the Means of Intercourse Between the United States and Foreign Nations (1790); Albert Gallatin, Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Subject of Public Roads and Canals (1808); Alexander Hamilton, Report . . . Containing a Plan for the Further Support of Public Credit (1795); Journal of the House of Representatives (1790, 1791); An Act to Regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes (1790); Letter from the Principal Agent for Indian Affairs, South of the Ohio (1801); Thomas Jefferson, The Proceedings . . . in Maintaining the Public Right to the Beach of the Missisipi[sic], Adjacent to New-Orleans (1812); An Act . . . that a New State be Formed . . . by the Name of the State of Kentucky (1791); Acts Passed at a Congress (1789, 1790, early 1800s); The Laws of the United States of America (1796), 3 vols.; Catalogue of the Library of the United States (1815); An Act for the Government and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchants Service (1790); Message from the President . . . Transmitting a Statement of Expenses . . . for the Contingencies of the Naval and Military Establishments (1803), 3 vols.; An Act More Effectually to Provide for the National Defence by Establishing an Uniform Militia Throughout the United States (1792); Memorial . . . of the Missouri Territory, on the Subject of the Defenceless Situation of Said Territory (1815); An Act to Establish an Uniform Rule of Naturalization (1790); An Act to Provide a Naval Armament (1794); An Act to Promote the Progress of Useful Arts (1790); An Act to Establish The Post-Office and Post-Roads Within the United States (1794); Journal . . . of the Senate (1790, 1791, 1792, 1793-94); Rules for Conducting Business in the Senate of the United States (1801); Message from the President . . . Relative to Murders Committed by the Indians in the State of Tennessee (1813); Message from the President . . . Proceedings of Certain Persons Who Took Possession of Amelia Island and of Galvezton (1817); Letter from the Secretary of the Navy . . . Experiments Which Have Been Made in the City and Harbor of New York (1811); An Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of the United States (1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1800, 1801, 1811, 1812); An Act for Establishing the Temporary and Permanent Seat of the Government of the United States (1790); Report of the Committee . . . Invasion of the City of Washington, by the British Forces (1814); George Washington, Speech of the President . . . to Both Houses of Congress (1794); Report of the Joint Committee . . . the Accommodations of the President of the United States (1801).
MISCELLANEOUS – Robert Adams, The Narrative of Robert Adams (1817); Joseph Nancrede’s Catalogue of Books (1798); J. Warren Brackett, The Ghost of Law, or Anarchy and Despotism (1803); Frances Brooke, Rosina (1795); Antonio Capmany, The Anti-Gallican Sentiment (1809); P. F-X Charlevoix, The History of Paraguay (1769); Thomas Clap, Conjectures Upon the Nature and Motion of Meteors (1781); Edward Coke, The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England (1791); Tench Coxe, To the Public (1812) broadsheet; Thomas Day, The Suicide (1797); Thomas Erskine, A View of the Causes and Consequences of the Present War with France (1797); Tableau de la Vie Militaire, d’Adrien Nicolas LaSalle (1792); Henry F. Harrington, Bernardo del Carpio (ca. 1810); William Hurd, A New Univeral History (1813); Remarks on the Rights of Inventors (1807); Impeachment of Mr. La Fayette (1793); Thomas Law, Thoughts on Instinctive Impulses (1810); Niccolo Machiavelli, The Works of the Famous Nicholas Michiavel (1720); F-D. de Reynaud Montlosier, Des Effets de la Violence et de la Moderation dans les Affaires de France (1796); M. L. E. Moreau de Saint-Mery, Eloges de M. Turce de Castelveyre, et de M. Dolioules (1790); Copies of Original Letters from the Army of General Bonaparte in Egypt (1798-99); Daniel Pettibone, Description of the Improvements of the Rarifying Air-Stove (1810); The Port Folio (1806-08), 4 vols.; Thomas Salmon, A New Geographical and Historical Grammar (1764); William Thornton, Cadmus (1793); Anne-Louis de Tousard, Justification of Lewis Tousard Addressed to the National Convention of France (1793); A. M. Belisario, A Report of the Trial of Arthur Hodge . . . for the Murder of His Negro Man Slave Named Prosper (1812); The Worcester Magazine (1786); Edward Young, The Revenge (1796); Heinrich Zschokke, Abaellino: The Great Bandit (1802).
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