Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana, Sale N07914, 20 June 2003 Sotheby's, New York, 2003, Wraps, , , Near Fine
264 pp. 243 lots. Very light signs of wear to wraps. Sale Total: 3,311,280 USD. Catalog features a number of Oxyrhynchus Papyri, including the Gospel of St. John ($400,000), all with lovely illustrations. Also Reformation-era Pamphlets including Andreas Rudolf Bodenstein Von Karlstadt, Johann Eck, Martin Luther, Johann Fabri, Phillip Melanchthon, Johann Oecolampadius, Andreas Osiander, Urbanus Rhegius, Hans Sachs, Baptist and Anabaptist Tracts, Bohemian Brethren, Civil and Ecclesiastical History, Convents, Decrees, Manifestoes, Councils, and Synods, Eucharist and Mass, Social Issues, Lutheranism and Anti-lutheranism, Pasquinades, the Peasants' War, Polemical and Other Tracts, Religious Reform: Clerics, Services, and Practices, Sermons and Exegesis, Switzerland and Zwinglianism. Lots include Alexander de Ales; Cuneiform Tablets; Ferrerius, Vincentius; Franklin, Benjamin, Printer; Frith, Francis; Hamilton, Alexander, James Madison, and John Jay; Melanchthon, Philipp; Ockam, Guilielmus; Petrarca, Francesco; Audubon, John James; Curtis, Edward S.; Duflot de Mofras, Eugene; Gardner, Alexander; Grant, Ulysses S., Eighteenth President; Jay, John, As First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; Jefferson, Thomas, Third President As Secretary of State; Lee, Robert E., As C.S.A. General; Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark; Armstrong, Louis ; Clemens, Samuel; Davidoff, Mariamna; Engelbrecht, Martin; Foussereau, Joseph Marie; Gershwin, George; Piranesi, Giovanni Battista; Saint-exupery, Antoine De; Windsor, Edward, Duke of and Windsor, Wallis Simpson, Duchess of.
Cabinet of American Illustration, Cartoon Drawings: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon, Civil War Photographs Civil War Photographs, Drawings (Master),Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs, Fine Prints Fine Prints, Posters: Performing Arts Posters, Stereograph Cards Stereograph Cards, Daguerreotypes, Fenton Crimean War Photographs, Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915, Lomax Collection, Panoramic Photographs, Thesaurus For Graphic Materials, Van Vechten Collection, Wright Brothers Negatives, and much more.
"NYU Bobst Library, NYU Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU Real Estate Institute, The New-York Historical Society, New York School of Interior Design, Cooper Union, New School University, Parsons School of Design, Mannes College of Music."
HOME THOUGHTS, FROM ABROAD
Oh, to be in England
Now that April's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England - now!
And after April, when May follows
And the white-throat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops - at the bent spray's edge -
That's the wise thrush: he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!
And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children's dower
- Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!