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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Starting at 1:00 pm
This Auction will Include an Extensive Collection of Books & Historic Documents from 1720’s to 1840’s. The Library of Doctor Henry Latimer, Esq. U.S. Representative & U.S. Senator from Newport, Delaware, Doctor John W. McKinly of Wilmington, James Latimer, Esq., John R. Latimer, Henry Latimer Jr. Esq., Estate of Ship Captain Jonathan Robinson, Cesar Rodney, Gunning Bedford Jr., John & Richard Richardson and Many Others

Rare Books – First Edition 1775 Book “Plain and Concise Practical Remarks on the Treatment of Wounds & Fractures ….” by John Jones, MD. New York, Many First Editions of “The Journals of Congress” and “The Journals of the Senate” some in Folio Size, including Volume 1 of Journals of Congress 1774-1776 Printed by R. Aitken of Philadelphia, Early Printings of The Constitution, Laws of U.S. States, Leather Bound Books of All Types & More

Many 18th & Early 19th Century Handwritten Delaware Daybooks, Ledgers & Account Books - including Extensive 18th C. Account Book of Doctor John W. McKinly (First President of the State of Delaware Taken Prisoner by the British After the Battle of Brandywine) that Contains a Virtual Treasure Trove of Information on the Residents and Businesses Within 20 Miles of Wilmington from 1760’s to 1790’s, 2 Daybooks from Nathaniel Richardson “Gimlet Maker” of Wilmington 1779-1780, Account Book from William Wilson of Wilmington 1785-1798, Account Book from Hannah Gray 1725-1784, Daybook of Sarah R. Latimer of Wilmington 1809, Daybook with Accounts of International Shipping 1718-1720, Account Books from Henry Latimer “Bank of Delaware” & “Bank of Pennsylvania” 1798-1803, Ledger with Listings of Wilmington, Delaware Indentured Workers 1750’s, Other Early Local Daybooks & Account Books to be Sold.

18th C. Delaware Documents Including – Revolutionary War Document from Henry Latimer about His Crossing the Enemy Lines Under Protection of the Flag to Treat Wounded Soldiers Held by the British After the Battle of Brandywine, Revolutionary War Pay Scale Document of Surgeons by Henry Latimer, 1736 Indenture Between Andrew Justison & Thomas Willing for 10 Acres of Land in Willingtown (Later to be Named Wilmington), 1773 Document by Cesar Rodney of Dover, 1788 Bond Between Dr. Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia and John McKinly Trustee of the Academy of Newark, 1771 Broadside Insurance Policy for Richard & John Richardson for Items Shipped Via the Brig “Venus” from Wilmington to Lisbon, 1796 Invoice from Wilmington Clockmaker Thomas Crow to Make a Jeweled Watch, 1798 Letter from Gunning Bedford, Jr. to President John Adams about the Quasi-War with France, Oct. 1800 Letter from Capt. Henry Geddes on Board USS Patapsco During Quasi-War with France, 1800 Opinion Letter “Act to Establish & Regulate a Public Ferry Over the Christiana Creek at Village of Newport in New Castle County”, 1798 Power of Attorney Document for Purchase of 376,200 Acres of Land in Burke & Buncombe Counties, North Carolina by Henry Latimer to William Cathcart Signed by Philadelphia Mayor Hilary Baker, Stacks of Letters to and from John R. Latimer Esq. & Henry Latimer, Jr. Esq. About their Canton / China Shipping Trade 1817 thru 1820’s, Printed 1835 Broadside Superior Court Docket of New Castle County, Stacks of Receipts from Quaker Meeting Houses at Parkersville & Kennett Preparative Meeting in Pennsylvania 1840’s to 1880’s, Plus Dozens More Early Local Documents of All Types & Descriptions, Some to be Sold in Large Groups.

Please Note: There are approximately 100 Cataloged Lots to be Sold, With Many of the Finest Items to be Sold at the Beginning of the Auction

Cash, Local Personal Check, Visa, MC, Discover Credit or Debit Cards,
Out of State Personal Checks Accepted thru Cross-Check,
Out of State Business Checks Must have Bank Letter of Credit

 18% Buyer Premium on All Items Sold, Discounted to 15% for
Payment by Cash, Local Check or Debit Card.
No Sales Tax – No Internet Bidding
Pre Arraigned Absentee Bids Accepted

 6 Day Preview:
Starting Monday, October 19 thru Saturday, October 24
10 am to 5 pm Each Day
Due to Limited Seating the Day of the Auction, Pre-Registration
of Bidders for Reserved Seating will be Held during Preview

Auction Parking - Sunday October 25
Free All Day Parking in All City Owned Parking Lots
Including All Permit Lots, Metered Lots & on Street Parking
Over 150 Free Parking Spots Within 1 Block of Auction
with Many Located Just Behind our Building.

All Items Sold As-is Where-is with No Expressed or Implied Warranties.