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by National Book Auctions
January 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST | Ithaca, NY, US    Live Auction

Lot 3222: Antique SLAVE BILL OF SALE New Orleans 1851 Mulatto Woman & Children Louisiana Slavery (397 views)

Antique SLAVE BILL OF SALE New Orleans 1851 Mulatto Woman & Children Louisiana Slavery
Estimated Price: $70 - $200
Description: Details: These mid-19th century legal documents pertain to the sale in Louisiana of a slave and her three children. Angeline, aged 28 and described as a "mulatress," Alvine, aged 7, Marguerite, aged 2, and Marie, aged 1, were the property of Josephine Mascias, widow of Raimon Otero, and Marie Mascias, widow of Charles Beaulieu. For $900, Angeline and her three children became the property of Joseph de Fuentes. The legal bill of sale was sworn before Antoine Doriocourt, Notary Public, of New Orleans on the 29th of May, 1851. A separate, informal note also records the sale. Attached to the larger document is a second page in which Corinne Fitzgerald, wife of Pierre Mascias, assents to the sale. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: Both documents show wear consistent with their age and have frayed edges. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
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by National Book Auctions
Auction Title
Books and Ephemera - Americana, Quaker, Africa, Slavery, etc
Auction Date
January 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
Location
  • 1429 Danby Rd
  • Ithaca, NY US
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In addition to bidding over the Artfact Live platform, absentee and phone bidding is available by contacting National Book Auctions directly either by email at mail@nationalbookauctions.com or calling 1-607-269-0101. Preview open from 10:00am until noon on auction day, or by appointment. Our gallery is located at 1429 Danby Road (Route 96B) in Ithaca, NY, 14850.
Display Notes
This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of art and ephemera. Featured is an impressive array of rare books dating back to the 1500s, led by the first book published in America on the subject of metallurgy. We will also offer a quantity of new and antique nautical titles, focused on seafaring history and ship modeling. Many of the books in this catalog are special and limited editions by publishers such as The Limited Editions Club and The Roycrofters, and signatures by prominent authors are also offered. Featured artwork includes original pieces, prints and etchings by Norman Ackroyd, Peter Rockwell (son of Norman Rockwell), Ken Westhaver, Frederic Remington and many others.

Antique and rare books in this catalog feature numerous important titles. Among the early examples are the 1594 printing of Heinrich Bunting's "Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae," William Walton's 1790 writing, "A Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Benjamin Gilbert and His Family," and "The Botanic Garden: A Poem in Two Parts with Philosophical Notes," published in 1807 with copper plate engravings. Highlighted among these early titles is Alvaro Alonso Barba's "Grundlicher Unterricht von den Metallen." Published in 1763, this is the first American imprint on the subjects of mining and geology and this copy retains the original full-page woodcut plate. Other important Americana pieces include the first edition of Francis Parkman's "The California and Oregon Trail," published in1849.

This catalog also includes several interesting small collections. These include pleasing antique works, many in decorative and leather bindings, on the subjects of African exploration, American Civil War, slavery (including original slave trading documents from New York City and New Orleans) and Quakers. The group of antique Quaker titles is led by the 1747 first edition of "A Journal of the Life of Thomas Story." Additionally offered is a substantial personal library of antique pulp literature including western, mystery, romance and juvenile series. More modern collections include titles from genres such as railroad history, art history and reference, military, history, and many others.

Also found throughout this catalog are pleasing groups of antique engravings and lithographs, ephemera and art.

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We take care to pack well, and ship in a timely fashion. Buyer pays for stated shipping within the United States, international customers please contact us for a shipping quote. We offer reduced shipping for winners of multiple lots, as follows: buyer pays full shipping amount of the won lot that bears the highest shipping charge, and receives a 30% discount on the stated shipping amount for all other won lots. For example, a winner of three lots with stated shipping charges of $4.50, $6.50 and $8.00 will pay $15.70 rather than the full $19.00. All books and other media ship via USPS Media Mail. Typical delivery time within the continental U.S. is 5-10 days. If your order is time sensitive, please contact us for a Priority Mail upgrade. Insurance is available and recommended (please note that by declining insurance, you assume the risk of loss or damage in transit) on shipped packages at a flat rate of $1.00 per $100.00 of coverage for domestic shipments and $2.00 per $100.00 of coverage for all international shipments (please let us know if you are adding insurance to your total). All shipments with a total hammer value of $200.00 or greater will require mandatory insurance coverage and that charge will be added to the shipping amount on the invoices. Please note that insurance coverage is only available for the hammer price plus buyer's premium; insurance coverage is not available for, and therefore does not include, the cost of shipping.
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We take care to pack well, and ship in a timely fashion. Buyer pays for stated shipping within the United States, international customers please contact us for a shipping quote. We offer reduced shipping for winners of multiple lots, as follows: buyer pays full shipping amount of the won lot that bears the highest shipping charge, and receives a 30% discount on the stated shipping amount for all other won lots. For example, a winner of three lots with stated shipping charges of $4.50, $6.50 and $8.00 will pay $15.70 rather than the full $19.00. All books and other media ship via USPS Media Mail. Typical delivery time within the continental U.S. is 5-10 days. If your order is time sensitive, please contact us for a Priority Mail upgrade. Insurance is available and recommended (please note that by declining insurance, you assume the risk of loss or damage in transit) on shipped packages at a flat rate of $1.00 per $100.00 of coverage for domestic shipments and $2.00 per $100.00 of coverage for all international shipments (please let us know if you are adding insurance to your total). All shipments with a total hammer value of $200.00 or greater will require mandatory insurance coverage and that charge will be added to the shipping amount on the invoices. Please note that insurance coverage is only available for the hammer price plus buyer's premium; insurance coverage is not available for, and therefore does not include, the cost of shipping.

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Lot 3222: Antique SLAVE BILL OF SALE New Orleans 1851 Mulatto Woman & Children Louisiana Slavery
National Book Auctions
Books and Ephemera - Americana, Quaker, Africa, Slavery, etc
January 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST