Books and Manuscripts

by Freeman's | Hindman
June 25, 2024 11:00 AM EDT
Live Auction

297 Lots

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Freeman's | Hindman

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Phone: +1 215.563.9275

Payment

Accepted Forms of Payment: American Express, COD (cash on delivery), Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

Successful buyers are invited to contact Megan Latona at [email protected] to discuss the best options for shipment and collection of property.

Please note that Freeman's requires written authorization to release property to anyone other than the buyer. Payment for shipping is handled directly with the shipping company.

Please note that all operations related to the processing of property--including drop-offs & pick-ups, billing & payment, cataloging & photography--will be managed through 1600 W. Girard Ave.

Freeman’s | Hindman’s June 25, 2024 Books and Manuscripts auction in Philadelphia features almost 300 lots of printed Americana, Literature, Fishing, Art, Maps, Prints, and more, led by an incredible rarity of with a remarkable association: English Romantic poet John Keats's personal copy of The Works of Edmond Spenser… Renowned book collector A. Edward Newton considered it as the centerpiece of his legendary collection ($50,000-$80,000). Other top lots include an impressive 1615 illuminated portolan chart of the Mediterranean by ($20,000-$30,000), and the very rare 1698 first edition of Gabriel Thomas’s foundational An Historical and Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania; and of West-New-Jersey in America... ($25,000-$35,000). The sale proudly offers 55 lots of books and prints from the Fishing and Sporting library of American naturalist and adventurer Brooke Dolan II, including the very rare 1653 first edition of Izaak Walton’s masterpiece The Compleat Angler ($30,000-50,000), , as well as Sir Humphrey Davy’s copy of Sarah Bowdich’s 1828 The Freshwater Fishes of Great Britain, considered the rarest work on ichthyology ($25,000-$35,000). Rounding out the auction is a land patent signed by Benjamin Franklin selling a tract of land confiscated from loyalist Joseph Galloway ($12,000-$18,000), the first complete edition of the Hebrew Bible published in America, in 1814 ($7,000-$10,000); an 1838 first edition of Carswell’s Pathological Anatomy ($8,000-$12,000), a near-complete set of James Otto Lewis’s 1835 The Aboriginal Port Folio ($8,000-$12,000), a fine association copy of George Edwards’s The Natural History of Uncommon Birds..., 1743-51 ($15,000-$25,000), an extremely scarce original ticket to Charles Willson Peale’s American Museum ($3,000-$5,000), the first-ever game based on Alice in Wonderland, 1882 ($2,000-$3,000), letters signed by Sigmund Freud ($5,000-8,000) and Albert Einstein ($3,000-$5,000), Presidential material including a photograph of their famous televised debate, inscribed by John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon ($10,000-$15,000), a signed copy of Theodore Roosevelt’s African Game Trails ($4,000-6,000), a pen used by JFK to sign the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty of 1963 ($3,000-$5,000), documents signed by Abraham Lincoln, John Quincy Adams, James Monroe, William McKinley and more.
Buyer's Premium
$0-1,000,000: 32.0%
$1,000,001-4,000,000: 26.0%
$4,000,001+: 20.0%
Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $2,999 $200
$3,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $29,999 $2,000
$30,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 + $10,000

Conditions of Sale

Contract Information: All property offered and sold through Samuel T. Freeman & Co., ("Auctioneer", or "Broker", or the "Company") shall be offered and sold on the terms and conditions set forth in these Conditions of Sale. By participating in any sale, you acknowledge that you are bound by these terms and conditions.

Payment Information: If you were successful, Freeman's will email and post you an invoice that includes the hammer price + buyer's premium + sales tax (if applicable) + 5% 3rd party surcharge after the sale. You will also receive payment instructions.

Starting January 1, 2024, there will be a 3% surcharge added to all invoices paid by credit card.

We accept all major credit and debit cards, and you can pay online with a card or eCheck up to a limit of $25,000. For purchases over this threshold, bank transfer is the easiest way to pay.

Please note that payment is due within 10 days of the auction and is required prior to pick-up.

Shipping Information: Successful buyers are invited to contact Megan Latona at [email protected] to discuss the best options for shipment and collection of property.

Please note that Freeman's requires written authorization to release property to anyone other than the buyer. Payment for shipping is handled directly with the shipping company.

Please note that all operations related to the processing of property--including drop-offs & pick-ups, billing & payment, cataloging & photography--will be managed through 1600 W. Girard Ave.

Buyer's Premium: A Buyer's Premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The Buyer's Premium shall be: 27% on the first $1,000,000 of the hammer price of each lot, 21% on the portion from $1,000,001 through $4,000,000, and 15% thereafter

Taxes on your purchase: Unless exempted by law, from the payment thereof, the purchaser will be required to pay any and all applicable state and/or local sales taxes.

All purchases made at Freeman's, therefore, will be subject to the Pennsylvania State and Local sales tax--currently at a combined rate of 8%, which is applied to the hammer price plus buyer's premium--unless the successful buyer submits the required tax exemption documentation. Those seeking exemption from sales tax must provide a valid certificate to Freeman's prior to outgoing shipment.

In accordance with Pennsylvania State law, if Freeman's or the buyer arranges for a lot/s to be shipped outside of Pennsylvania through an independent, third-party shipping company, Freeman's must collect Pennsylvania sales tax on the lot/s irrespective of the property's final destination. If the item is first delivered to any hired service provider (e.g. restorer, storage facility, etc.) located in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania sales tax will still be applicable and invoiced, even if the lot will ultimately be shipped out-of-state.

Condition Statement: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Samuel T. Freeman & Co. has made every effort to catalogue and describe accurately property to be sold. The Company, however, assumes no risk, liability or responsibility for the identification or authenticity or authorship, or weight, count, or measure of any property identified in its catalogue or lists of sale. This shall include, among others, the identity of the creator, the period, culture, source of origin, as the case may be, with which the creation of any property is identified in any publication.