Ending Mar 7, 2024 10:18 EST

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

 
Lot 16
 

16

With two signed letters by Theodore Roosevelt

[PRESIDENTS]


A group of correspondence. Includes ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Autograph letter signed. New York: 12 July 1884. A one-and-a-half-page note on Roosevelt's mourning stationery (used the year his wife died), the note to Thomas Armitage regretting not receiving his letter before the convention, with envelope; ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Autograph letter signed. New York: 12 March 1889. A one-and-a-half-page note on Roosevelt's 689 Madison Avenue stationery. The letter to Wilbur Larremore with "I am a great admirer of Lowell's work though I do not think that for the past few years he has been worthy of himself." Split to fold; CLEVELAND, GROVER. Autograph letter signed. New York: 28 February 1890. A one-and-a-quarter page note to Wilbur Larremore, with envelope; CLEVELAND, GROVER. Autograph letter signed. New York: 30 December 1890. One page thanking Lannemore for sending a story, with envelope; ARTHUR, CHESTER. Signed note, dated 1881, likely in a secretarial hand, with envelope; ARTHUR, CHESTER. Signed note as Vice President. Washington: 21 March 1881. One page on official stationery, the note acknowledging that he would be agreeable to appointing Thomas Armitage Chaplain of the Senate; and some other ephemera.

Sold for $1,536
Estimated at $400 - $600

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

[PRESIDENTS]


A group of correspondence. Includes ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Autograph letter signed. New York: 12 July 1884. A one-and-a-half-page note on Roosevelt's mourning stationery (used the year his wife died), the note to Thomas Armitage regretting not receiving his letter before the convention, with envelope; ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Autograph letter signed. New York: 12 March 1889. A one-and-a-half-page note on Roosevelt's 689 Madison Avenue stationery. The letter to Wilbur Larremore with "I am a great admirer of Lowell's work though I do not think that for the past few years he has been worthy of himself." Split to fold; CLEVELAND, GROVER. Autograph letter signed. New York: 28 February 1890. A one-and-a-quarter page note to Wilbur Larremore, with envelope; CLEVELAND, GROVER. Autograph letter signed. New York: 30 December 1890. One page thanking Lannemore for sending a story, with envelope; ARTHUR, CHESTER. Signed note, dated 1881, likely in a secretarial hand, with envelope; ARTHUR, CHESTER. Signed note as Vice President. Washington: 21 March 1881. One page on official stationery, the note acknowledging that he would be agreeable to appointing Thomas Armitage Chaplain of the Senate; and some other ephemera.

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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