New York—On December 6, Christie's New York will present nearly 200 works for sale in Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts, including Americana, led by an extremely rare first edition of Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica, bound for King James II in 1687 with his royal cypher “JR” (estimate: $400,000 - $600,000), and a detailed, hand-
NEW YORK—Bonhams will offer two extraordinarily rare 1790 newspaper clippings in the inaugural Judaica sale on December 10, documenting President George Washington's visit to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI, the oldest surviving Jewish Synagogue building in North America (est. $80,000-100,000). The experience would inspire Washington's famous quote, "To bigotry no sanction, to persecution
HYDE PARK, NY — From August 13 to August 23, 2013, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the National Archives and Records Administration and George Washington's Mount Vernon will display President Washington's personal copy of the Constitution, "Acts of Congress," at the Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York. An opening reception and talk by Mount Vernon Ladies'
MOUNT VERNON, VA—The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association today tapped a noted American history scholar, Dr. Douglas Bradburn, to serve as the founding director of The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Opening September 27, the Library is the latest initiative for the Mount Vernon
DALLAS (SMU) — George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress, which includes the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and other legislation passed by the first session of Congress, will be displayed July 14-27 at SMU’s DeGolyer Library. The 106-page volume is emblazoned with Washington’s bookplate and includes his handwritten notes in the margins.
Washington’s document will
BENTONVILLE, AR — The halls of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art were especially busy this spring, as visitors from near and far came to view American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, a traveling exhibition organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. When the exhibition concluded on May 27 after its 11-week duration, more than 121,000 people had visited the