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108: [HISTORICAL ENGRAVINGS]

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Archive of approx 420 steel portrait engravings of noted 18th and 19th century figures, mostly Americans, including political, religious, literary, and military notables, among others. Various size 6¾"x10" - 8"x10½" cleanly removed from period books. A sampling includes: John Audubon; Fisher Ames; Washington Allston; Bishop James O. Andrew; John Jacob Astor; Daniel Boone; Commodore Joshua Barney; William Bainbridge; Nathaniel P. Banks; Samuel P. Bates; Thomas Hart Benton; Edwin Booth; John C. Breckinridge; Ambrose Burnside; William Cullen Bryant; Daniel Boone; Henry Clay; Samuel Chase; Lewis Cass; Roscoe Conkling; John C. Calhoun; Bishop Thomas Coke; James Fenimore Cooper; Henry Clay; DeWitt Clinton; General George Armstrong Custer; Stephen Douglas; Stephen Decatur; General Lafayette; Fernando DeSoto; Jefferson Davis; Edward Everett; Jonathan Edwards; Oliver Ellsworth; Benjamin Franklin; John C. Fremont; David Farragut; Robert Fulton; Andrew H. Foote; Michael Faraday; Albert Gallatin; Horatio Gates; Nathanael Greene; Horace Greely; Sam Houston; Alexander Hamilton; Patrick Henry; William Henry Harrison; Henry Halleck; Joseph Hooker; Commodore Esek Hopkins; Samuel Huntington; Washington Irving; John Paul Jones; Stonewall Jackson; John Jay; Henry Knox; Henry Laurens; Robert E. Lee; Henry Lee; James Lawrence; Benjamin Lincoln; Robert Livingston; Jenny Lind; John Marshall; Dolly Madison; George McClellan; Daniel Morgan; Francis Marion; Florence Nightingale; James Otis; William Pinkney; Edgar Alan Poe; William Penn; David Porter; Israel Putnam; John Randolph; William Seward; Peter Stuyvesant; John Stark; Roger Sherman; Arthur St. Clair; Frederick von Steuben; Daniel Webster; Benjamin West; Joseph Warren; and many more. Some duplication. Minor wear; occasional foxing; most with pencil identifications at top margins; else VG/Fine.

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Estimate $300 – $500
Starting Bid $150
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