This past Thursday Swann held the second of three sales devoted to the collection of Eric C. Caren, a collection of paper material that spans the entirety of US history and beyond, from the first American newspapers to anti-war posters and press photographs.
The top lot was a scarce 1622 pamphlet titled A Briefe Relation of the Discovery and Plantation of New England, which sold for $55,200. Another highlight was a 1789 issue of the
Gazette of the United States, which brought $31,200. It features the first printing in any
form of the Bill of Rights.
|A Briefe Relation of the Discovery and Plantation of New Englad, first edition, London, 1622.|
Amid much attention from the media in Massachusetts, an original indictment from the Salem Witch Trials sold to MA collector for $31,200.
|Original manuscript indictment of Margaret Scott for the practice of witchcraft, Salem, 17 September 1692.|
|Act to establish the Post Office, Philadelphia, 1794.|
Labels: American history, Americana, Eric C. Caren