Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) [Dunlap, William.] Andre: A Tragedy in Five Acts . . . to Which are Added Authentic Documents. 109, [3] pages. 8vo, contemporary calf, worn; moderate foxing and dampstaining; early owner's inscription on front free endpaper, early library bookplate on front pastedown. New York, 1798

Additional Details

first edition of an historical play which was performed in a New York theater. BAL 4980; Evans 33652; Sabin 21296. Only one known at auction since 1944--Swann sale, 14 February 1991, lot 96.
bound with--Morse. A Sermon Preached at Charlestown. 79 pages. 2nd edition. Boston, 1799 Wells. An Oration Delivered on the Fourth of July. 22 pages. New York, 1798 two other incomplete orations Webster. An Oration Pronounced before the Citizens of New-Haven. 16 pages. New Haven, CT, [1798] and most notably Samuel Stanhope Smith, An Essay on the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human Species. [4], 111, 31 pages; moderate foxing and dampstaining. First edition. "The most important work on race of its generation, argued that all the differences between the races could be accounted for by environmental factors"--Horsman, The New Republic, page 138. Austin, Medical Imprints 1776; Evans 10712; Sabin 84103. Philadelphia, 1797.