Ending Mar 7, 2024 10:10 EST

Maps, Travel & Sporting Books Including The Esmond Bradley Martin Collection

 
Lot 11
 

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Seeking peace in the War of 1812

[MADISON, JAMES]

Message from the President of the United States, transmitting copies of a communication from Mr. Russell to the Secretary of State, connected with the correspondence communicated by his message of the twelfth instant, relative to the pacific advances made on the part of this government, to that of Britain. Washington City: Printed by Roger C. Weightman,1812 (November 18th, 1812). First edition. Modern leather-backed boards. 8 3/4 x 5 inches (23 x 12.5 cm); 15, [1] pp. Leather spine lacking a section. Toned, but generally a clean copy; together with Letter from the Secretary of War: transmitting a statement of the respective numbers of officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers, composing the army of the United States, noting the numbers wanting to complete the present establishment: in obedience to a resolution of the 25th ultimo. December 3d, 1807. Read, and ordered to lie on the table. City of Washington: A. & G. Way, 1807. Inscribed by J. Quincy (possibly John Quincy Adams III) to the W.[adsworth] Athenaum. Modern leather-backed boards. 8 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches (21 x 12 cm); 6, [2] pp. Leather spine defective. Toned, but generally a clean copy.

The first work, addressed to Monroe as Secretary of State, contains an interesting account of overtures for peace that were conveyed to Lord Castlereagh by Jonathan Russell, the acting U.S. ambassador to Britain when war was declared. These were of course unsuccessful, and the War of 1812 continued for several more years until peace was finally established.

Estimated at $80 - $120

 

[MADISON, JAMES]

Message from the President of the United States, transmitting copies of a communication from Mr. Russell to the Secretary of State, connected with the correspondence communicated by his message of the twelfth instant, relative to the pacific advances made on the part of this government, to that of Britain. Washington City: Printed by Roger C. Weightman,1812 (November 18th, 1812). First edition. Modern leather-backed boards. 8 3/4 x 5 inches (23 x 12.5 cm); 15, [1] pp. Leather spine lacking a section. Toned, but generally a clean copy; together with Letter from the Secretary of War: transmitting a statement of the respective numbers of officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers, composing the army of the United States, noting the numbers wanting to complete the present establishment: in obedience to a resolution of the 25th ultimo. December 3d, 1807. Read, and ordered to lie on the table. City of Washington: A. & G. Way, 1807. Inscribed by J. Quincy (possibly John Quincy Adams III) to the W.[adsworth] Athenaum. Modern leather-backed boards. 8 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches (21 x 12 cm); 6, [2] pp. Leather spine defective. Toned, but generally a clean copy.

The first work, addressed to Monroe as Secretary of State, contains an interesting account of overtures for peace that were conveyed to Lord Castlereagh by Jonathan Russell, the acting U.S. ambassador to Britain when war was declared. These were of course unsuccessful, and the War of 1812 continued for several more years until peace was finally established.

Auction: Maps, Travel & Sporting Books Including The Esmond Bradley Martin Collection, ending Mar 7, 2024

  • Timed Auction of Maps, Travel & Sporting Books Including the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection
  • Bidding Will Open on February 22 and Close on Thursday, March 7, 2024 beginning at 10am
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions


NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle will hold a timed online auction of Maps, Travel & Sporting Books closing on Thursday, March 7, 2024 beginning at 10am. Explore the world through a fascinating range of offerings featuring maps, Americana, travel, sporting books, literary sets and the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection of Africana.

Esmond Bradley Martin

Esmond Bradley Martin (1941-2018) was educated as a geographer and philosopher. He and his wife Chryssee had an enduring fascination with Africa, and settled in Nairobi, Kenya, in the mid-1970s. He wrote extensively, oftentimes in conjunction with his wife, publishing works including Zanzibar. Tradition and Revolution, Hamish Hamilton, 1978; Cargoes of the east. The ports, trade, and culture of the Arabian Seas and western Indian Ocean, Elm Tree Press, 1978; and many other works on African history and conservation. In the late 1970s, he began extensive research into the illegal trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn, which included substantial stints incognito posing as a buyer of illicit wildlife products. For a while, he served as special envoy for rhino conservation for the United Nations.

For about thirty years, beginning in the mid-1960s, Esmond Bradley Martin assiduously collected books and manuscripts on Africa and its history, acquiring a phenomenal collection of letters by many of the major English explorers of the nineteenth century, as well as numerous rarities from earlier centuries. He was buying at a time when troves of such material surfaced frequently at English auctions. Doyle was privileged to offer the first selection from his collection in the November 7, 2023 auction. We are pleased to present this second offering of property from The Esmond Bradley Martin Collection.

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