Lot #115
19th Century Notables

Remarkable collection with six presidents, heroes of the South, and notable 19th-century figures
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Remarkable collection with six presidents, heroes of the South, and notable 19th-century figures

Extraordinary autograph book compiled by of Walter W. Cobb, a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from Franklin County, 7 x 8, containing over 125 autograph items of various formats affixed within, signed by some of the most important and influential figures of the 19th century, including: John Tyler (ANS and signature), James Buchanan (free frank signature), John Quincy Adams (signature), Franklin Pierce (signature), Millard Fillmore (signature), Martin Van Buren (two signatures), Sam Houston (signature), Jefferson Davis (signature), John C. Breckenridge (ANS), Nathaniel P. Banks (ANS), Stephen A. Douglas (ANS) Samuel F. B. Morse (ANS), James Lawrence Orr (ANS), Roger B. Taney (ANS), Matthew F. Maury (ANS), James Fenimore Cooper (signature), Washington Irving (signature), Louis Agassiz (signature), Charles Sumner (AQS), Henry William Herbert (ANS), John B. Floyd (signature), William Seward (ANS), John K. Kane (AQS), John Abbott (ANS), John Scott Harrison (ANS), Sarah Hopkins Bradford (ALS), Henry A. Wise (ANS), Elihu Burritt (AQS), George Bancroft (ALS), Preston King (ANS with wax seal), John Ellis Wool (ALS), Roscoe Conkling (ALS and signature), Emma Willard (AQS), William H. DeLancey (signature), Fitz-Green Halleck (ANS), Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (ANS), Henry Wilson (signature), Hannibal Hamlin (AQS), Jared Sparks (signature), William Cullen Bryant (signature), Mary Jane Holmes (two ANS), James Lloyd Breck (ANS), Washington Hunt (signature), Hamilton Fish (signature), Horace Greeley (signature), Bayard Taylor (ANS and signature), Lyman Trumbull (signature), Dewitt Clinton (signature), William B. Sprague (ALS), William M. Gwinn (signature), Edward Everett (signature), Horatio Potter (ALS), Horatio Seymour (ANS), Theodore Parker (ANS), Robert Charles Winthrop (ANS), Henry Grinnell (ANS), George Williams (signature), George D. Prentice (signature), Abner Jackson (ANS), Park Benjamin, Sr. (signature), Benjamin Hale (signature), William Buell Sprague (ANS), George William Curtis (signature), Lydia Huntley Sigourney (signature), and more than sixty others. In overall very good to fine condition, with scattered toning and rippling to various sheets and slips from adhesive to reverse, and the binding separated from the book with many loose pages. A comprehensive and exceptional compilation of 19th-century notables.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: January 23 - February 11