Mar 19, 2015 - Sale 2376

Sale 2376 - Lot 174

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
INCLUDES HERMAN MELVILLE AND LARGE WALT WHITMAN SIGNATURES (ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 50 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by 19th-century American writers, artists, and others, including mostly Autograph Quotations Signed. Kept by the Piatt family of Ohio. Most written on album page, rectos only. 4to, morocco by Kundahl & Scheifele with owner initials on rear cover ("MAP" [Mary Ann Piatt]?), worn; many loose leaves, faint scattered foxing throughout. Vp, 1831-86

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Writers: Herman Melville. Signature and date, on same page as quotation by Edgar Fawcett. Np, 3 November 1877 Walt Whitman. Signature and date: "Camden New Jersey / March 11 1886" Henry W. Longfellow. AQS and dated, the final stanza from his "The Day is Done." Cambridge, 18 January 1877 Ralph Waldo Emerson. Autograph Poem Signed, "R. Waldo Emerson," his 8-line poem ["Letters"], beginning "Every day brings a ship." Np, nd James Russell Lowell. Autograph Poem dated and Signed, "J.R. Lowell," his 6-line poem, "My Study," beginning "Who would not love this book-enwalled retreat?" Elmwood, 19 June 1877 William Cullen Bryant. AQS and dated, the 9th stanza from his "The Battle Field." Np, December 1876 John Greenleaf Whittier. AQS and dated, "John G. Whittier," three stanzas from his "To J.T.F." Np, 30 July 1879 Joaquin Miller. AQS, two stanzas from his poem, "Charity," beginning, "O woman, born first to believe us." Np, nd Oliver Wendell Holmes. AQS and dated, the final stanza from his "The Chambered Nautilus." Boston, 13 June 1877 William Dean Howells. Autograph Poem Signed, "W.D. Howells," his 4-line poem ["Sarcastic Fair"], beginning "Her mouth is a honey-blossom." Nd Albert Pike. AQS, first stanza from his "After the Midnight Cometh Morn." Np, nd Bayard Taylor. Autograph Poem dated and Signed, his 3-stanza poem, "Proposal," beginning "The violet loves a sunny bank." New York, 30 January 1878.
Artists: Robert Walter Weir. Two drawings, each Signed, "R.W.W.," lower right: the first, ink, wash and pastel, sketch of 3 robed figures outside a door. 5x3 1/2 inches; mounted. The second, ink, study of man's back in 17th-century[?] costume. 8x4 inches; drawn on album page. Np, nd Samuel Colman. "The Tower of the Comares," etching on japan paper, Signed and dated at lower right, "Proof / Sam'l Colman / 1881," in pencil. 6x4 inches; mounted at corners others.