Turner Auctions Offers Richard Price’s Observations on… the American Revolution and Charles Dickens’ First NovelAug 20, 2022 10:30 PDT
The American Revolution was a momentous event of great political and ideological significance. Welsh philosopher Richard Price expressed his views on this historic war in a pamphlet, a copy of which highlights the upcoming Turner Auctions sale. Price’s Observations on the Importance of the American Revolution, and the Means of Making It a Benefit to the World reflects his discerning perspectives on the war. Price gives an insightful assessment of the creation of the United States by attaining freedom from British rule, as well as the prospects and challenges for the new nation. Originally printed in London in 1784, the pamphlet was reprinted in Boston the same year. The marbled paper-cover booklet comprises an introduction by the author and a letter by Turgot. Another noteworthy publication on offer is Charles Dickens’ first novel, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, also known as The Pickwick Papers. Published by Chapman and Hall, it features green Morocco binding and blind stamping. The cover has gilt-blocked borders and raised bands and gilt motifs on the spine.
Henry Ketcham’s Dennis the Menace (Private Practice) comic strip also leads the listings. The original artwork is framed and matted together with the printer’s color guide. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Turner Auctions.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (223)
# of Lots:223
Price Range:$20 - $400
Interesting lots include:
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|Price, Richard. Observations On... The American Revolution$400|| Estimate: |
|Ketcham, Henry Hank King (1920-2001)|| Estimate: |
|Dickens, Charles|| Estimate: |
|Saybrook, Ct Deeds/Land Sale Documents, 1780s-1790s|| Estimate: |
|Old Lyme Church; Correspondence, 1924-1926|| Estimate: |