Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 167

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(NEW YORK--LONG ISLAND.) Group of Sag Harbor and Southampton items, including a charming illustrated juvenile poem. 5 items, various sizes and conditions. Vp, 1818-88

Additional Details

Most notable in this lot is a juvenile poem illustrated with a pencil and watercolor drawing, done by "H.L. Edwards 11 yr old . . . by the request of my father's friend Mr. L.D. Cook." This epic work of literature is worth transcribing in full: "When I was a boy about eight years old / I had a good father and he was very bold / He went on an island, as safe as a hair / And there alone he killed a bear / His crew had fled for they did not have skill / But my father was brave and so he stood still / The bear sprung at him with his eyes glistning like cristle / And my father shot him with a large bear pistol." 6 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches; Sag Harbor, NY, 21 September 1851.
Also included are 4 other items: Constitution and minute book of the Juvenile Sag Harbor Lyceum, including lists of debate topics. [32] manuscript pages, 1838-39 Commonplace book kept by Mary Huntting of Southampton, NY and New Haven, CT. [47] manuscript pages, 1818 Prospectus of the Noyac Cottage Association on Peconic Bay. [2], 5, [1] printed pages including plan. New York, 1888 Leaf from The Corrector newspaper issued during its first year. Sag Harbor, NY, 30 November 1822. See also lots 167 and 247.