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San Francisco, CA, United States
DoneThu, Oct 24, 2013 6:00 PM GMT

Sale 518: Fine Americana

Over 500 lots of rare and interesting material on American history and culture, the African American experience in the 19th and 20th centuries, travel, explorations, and scarce maps and views. Includes are many unusual ephemeral items, promotional brochures, emigrant guides, rare directories of western towns and cities, and more. Among the manuscript material in the auction is the original handwritten manuscript of a first-hand narrative of shipwreck and captivity on the coast of North Africa, which was published in 1818. The African American History selection includes many rare ephemeral and manuscript items, as well as books.