Perhaps best known for both capturing Fort Ticonderoga early in the Revolutionary War and founding the state of Vermont, Ethan Allen also led a failed attempt into Montreal that resulted in his capture by British authorities. Imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, he was released in a prisoner exchange in 1778. Allen later wrote a detailed account of his imprisonment that was published in 1779. A rare second edition copy of this narrative features in the upcoming sale of Fine Books and Manuscripts from Potter & Potter Auctions. The available edition is thought to be the last and only copy offered at auction in over a century.
The sale also includes a pristine copy of the first American edition of Huckleberry Finn and an Albert Einstein letter to mathematical physicist Daniel M. Lipkin, critiquing a set of his equations. Bidders will find a number of fine press editions including titles from Kelmscott Press, Doves Press, the Limited Editions Club, and more. Beyond books and manuscripts, there are also early stock certificates from Standard Oil, a group of awards won by American science fiction author Frederick Pohl, six fine early maps, and more. View any of these lots and register to bid on Potter & Potter Auctions.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (617)
# of Lots:617
Price Range:$200 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
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|A Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen’s Captivity from the Time of his Being Taken by the British|| Estimate: |
|The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain|| Estimate: |
|Typed letter signed (A. Einstein) to mathematical physicist Mr. Daniel M. Lipkin|| Estimate: |
|Morris, William (1834–1896), translator, Love is Enough|| Estimate: |
|Standard Oil Trust stock certificate for 50 shares issued to Helen J. Pratt|| Estimate: |