Also on Thursday at Swann Galleries, 387 lots of Printed & Manuscript Americana. A June 4, 1776 London impression of Bernard Romans' "An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775" rates the top estimate at $40,000–60,000. A first edition of the Book of Mormon (1830) with what are described as "early underlinings and marginal notes" is estimated at $30,000–40,000. This copy is noted as having been identified just last year in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire: note that the front board has been replaced. William Sydney Porter's illustrations for a never-published mining memoir by Joseph T. Dixon are estimated at $15,000–25,000.
Finally, at PBA Galleries on Thursday, Fine Press – Fine Bindings – Fine Books. The 234 lots include a copy of the Golden Cockerel Press Four Gospels, illustrated by Eric Gill ($15,000–25,000); a rare copy of the 1876 American Presbyterian Mission Press edition of the I-Ching as translated by Rev. Thomas McClatchie ($10,000–15,000); and a copy of the 1753 Tonson edition of Caesar's Commentaries (also at $10,000–15,000).