Yesterday's Printed and Manuscript Americana was "another great success," according to Rick Stattler, Americana specialist at Swann. "The sale built on Swann's strong season by setting many record prices, including the 1809 Liber Psalmorum Hebraice (the first printing of any part of the Bible in Hebrew in America), and several Western books from the Al Lowman collection."
The day's top lots were:
Eleazar Wheelock's Comprehensive set of 9 Indian Charity-School narratives, a complete run of Wheelock's ongoing reports on the school for American Indians he founded at Lebanon, CT, 1763-75, which brought $10,800.
Esther Levy's Jewish Cookery Book, the scarce first edition of the first Jewish cookbook published in the United States, Philadelphia, 1871, brought $10,800.
Richard Wilbourne's A Discourse Containing a Loving Invitation both Honourable and Profitable...in the New-Found-Land, London, 1622, brought $9,600.
Labels: Jewish cookbook, printed and manuscript americana, Rick Stattler, The North American Indian