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Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Soft close begins Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 10am EDT
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Abraham Lincoln Note Regarding African American Abolitionist and Officer Martin Delany Achieves $63,000


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  • Successful Auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on September 23, 2021
  • Abraham Lincoln Note Regarding African American Abolitionist and Officer Martin Delany Achieves $63,000
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on September 23, 2021. The diverse offerings included early printing and fine bindings from The Julius and Theodore Cohn Library; a collection of sporting, mountaineering, and general books in Property of a Massachusetts Gentleman; remaining volumes from The Collection of the Late William Safire; and Abraham Lincoln items from The Collection of a California Family.

With competitive bidding the sale totaled a successful 525,596, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $327,450-503,850.

Highlighting the sale was a signed note from Abraham Lincoln regarding the important African-American abolitionist and officer Martin Delaney. Determined bidders sent the note soaring over its pre-sale estimate of $$8,000-12,000 to achieve an exceptional $63,000.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
 

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  • Collection of a California Family
  • Estate of a Connecticut Collector
  • Estate of Herbert Kasper
  • Estate of Thomas P. Lacy
  • From the Collection of the late William Safire
  • From the Estate of Laura Bostwick
  • Property of a Massachusetts Gentleman
  • Property of a Private New Jersey Collector
  • Property of the William Codus Trust
  • The Collection of an Upper East Side Gentleman
  • The Collection of Jane and John Gunther
  • The Julius and Theodore Cohn Library

A Selection of Auction Highlights

Lot image - CUNNINGHAM, MERCE
Lot 223

CUNNINGHAM, MERCE

C From the Estate of Laura Bostwick
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Sold for $8,190 (includes buyer's premium)