1828. One autograph page, with integral address leaf, signed Franklin Dexter on the signature line. Labeled "Franklin Dexter" on address leaf (apparently in Story's hand). Light age-toning overall, with moderate creasing from folding (for mailing). Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 9.5" x 7.75"
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Boston: Hilliard, Gray & Company, 1836. First Edition. Large octavos, two volumes; XX; Half bound in modern brown leather with brown cloth boards; red leather labels with gilt lettering and ornamentation to spines; Earlier labels and end pages included but not bound in; Text-block of volume II has very light age toning to edges and light plus occasional foxing to pages; Volume II has moderate plus age-toning and foxing to edges, and light plus foxing to pages; Signature of Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart appears on the loose ffep of Volume I (Signed "Alex. H. H. Stuart"); Stuart served as Secretary of the Interior under Millard Fillmore from 1850 until 1853; Contents: Vol. I. (xliii, 690 pages) -- Vol. II. (li, 769 pages).; RW consignment; shelved case 8 1/4.
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1839. First Edition. Octavo; xxiii, , 544 pages; G-; Bound in full brown calf with considerable wear to boards and spine, including rubbing to edges and corners of boards, damage to finish of leather covering boards, cracking to leather of spine, and a strip of clear tape across label on spine; Text block slightly age-toned and somewhat foxed, with scattered pencil annotations. ; RW consignment; shelved case 8 1/4.
1824. One sheet,with integral address leaf. Story's letter extends across three of these, with Johnson's address and a docket on the final page. Lightly age-toned with light soiling to the page containing the address. A seal tear has resulted in two small losses to the second leaf of the letterset, affecting about five words of text (sense intact). Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 8" x 9.75"
Chromolithograph portrait of Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, framed and matted, with laid-in clip signature of Story. Lithograph is based on a portrait by Chappel, and features a facsimile Story signature in bottom margin. Laid-in is a clip signature of Story, apparently excised from a letter, measuring 2.8" x .75". In a wooden frame, measuring .75"w x .75"d, black and gold lacquered. Frame has moderate scuffing overall, and paper backing to frame is largely detached from frame with adhesive tape added by former owner. Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 9" x 6.5"; In-Frame Dimensions: 12.6" x 15.25"
Clip signature of Joseph Story. Excised portion of autograph letter (measuring 1" x 7.5"), pasted on strip of white paper measuring 1.75" x 7.75". Some very light discoloration from adhesive, and light wear to left edge. Also included is a 11.25" x 7.25" lithographic portrait of Story, with moderate age-toning and light foxing overall. Condition: Good Plus; Dimensions: 7.75" x 1.75.
1827-1840. 1. One page autograph letter, with integral address leaf. Dated November 28th, 1827. Story writes concerning the sending of Mrs. Story's trunk to Boston, and asks for clarification on Paige's first name: "P.S. Have I got your Christian name right?, or the name of the [illegible] right? I have been sadly [illegible] to find any one William, who know you by name, or as Mrs. Webster's Brother." Signed at signature line: "Your obliged friend, / Joseph Story" Light and uneven age-toning overall, with one small closed tear along horizontal folding line (not impacting text). Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Measurements: 8" x 9.75" 2. One page autograph letter, with integral address leaf. Dated February 15th, 1832. Story writes concerning a bill of lading for several items sent to Boston to be placed in Paige's care. He also mentions Clay's recent "abominable" speech on the ongoing tariff debate, and that "Mr. Webster is well..." Signed at signature line: "Very affectionately yours, / Joseph Story" Moderate and uneven age-toning overall, with some light creasing and chipping to fore-edge. Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Measurements: 8" x 9.75" 3. One page autograph note, dated December 4th, 1832. Story writes to confirm a meeting with Paige for the completion of a deed. Signed at signature line: "Yours truly / Joseph Story" Light plus age-toning overall, with light wear to corners, and a very small close tear to folding line (not impacting text). Folded for mailing. In self-folding envelope with circular postal cancellation, paid stamp, and hand cancellation. Condition: Very Good Minus; Measurements: 5" x 8" 4. One page autograph letter, with integral address leaf. Dated April 3rd, 1840. Story writes to Paige for assistance in making luggage arrangements. Signed at signature line: "Your obliged friend, Joseph Story" Light age-toning overall, with light wear to top and bottom edges, and one small chip to fore-edge (not impacting text). Folded for mailing. Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 8" x 9.75"
Boston: John Russell, 1800. First Edition. 12mo., 100 pages; G; Later black cloth binding, with gilt lettering to spine; Boards show light chipping to head/tail of spine, and light wear overall; Text-block has light plus age-toning to untrimmed edges, the title-page and succeeding page are loose from the binding (but intact), and the library stamp of the Long Island Historical Society appears on the title-page (as does a bookplate on the front pastedown); Ex-library copy.; RW consignment; shelved case 7.