[1847 and 1848 Circulars from the Smithsonian Institute to Little & Brown, Booksellers, Autographed by Joseph Henry, Librarian, and Charles P. Russell].


Two circulars. Joseph Henry (1797–1878), first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, autographs the first circular as the Smithsonian’s Librarian and acknowledges receipt of Jared Sparks’ 13th volume of the Library of American Biography containing the Lives of Daniel Boone and Benjamin Lincoln… per an act of Congress “to establish the Smithsonian Institution for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.” Russell’s circular is of a similar nature, acknowledging receipt of Sumner’s Reports of Codes argued and determined in the Circuit Courts of the U.S. ..

Examples of pre-1850 documents that specifically identify as being printed by the anastatic process are scarce.


Description: [1847 and 1848 Circulars from the Smithsonian Institute to Little & Brown, Booksellers, Autographed by Joseph Henry, Librarian, and Charles P. Russell].

Washington: “Anastatic Press, W.C.” 1847. Circular. 13 by 8 inches. Very good. [WITH:] Washington. 1848. Circular. 10¾ by 8¾ inches. Folds; red wax seals; docketed; red postal hand-stamps; very good.

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Price: $150.00

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