Geoffrey Chaucer, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Edited by F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith, 8 May 1896. Estimate: $120,000-180,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012.
NEW YORK, NY.- On May 18, Christie’s will offer the sale of Important Printed Books and Americana from The Albert H. Small Collection. This wide-ranging collection features original historical and presidential letters and documents including a hand-drawn survey by the 18-year-old George Washington. In another letter, written in 1789, Washington congratulates James Madison on his election to serve in the first Congress. An early edition of Thomas Paine’s revolutionary Common Sense is part of the collection, as are letters and documents of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, with several large-format editions of the Declaration. The Small collection contains an excellent copy of a striking print by Paul Revere, depicting the Boston massacre in 1770, an incident which contributed to the rift between the American colonies and Great Britain. Revere’s ... More
Monday, May 14, 2012
Important printed books and Americana from The Albert H. Small Collection at Christie's New York
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