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Leslie Hindman
Leslie Hindman
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago
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A fine selection of rare and historical Americana, including books, autographs, and maps. Leading the sale is an early four-page letter from George Washington, as Commander of the Continental Army, to the Governor of New York, George Clinton, July 30, 1782. Other autographed letters of note include Thomas Jefferson, Justice John Marshall, John James Audubon, Buffalo Bill Cody and John F. Kennedy. Abraham Lincoln is represented in a rare plaster life mask, from the original by Clark Mills, which was the only life mask taken during his Presidency. The sale will also highlight major historical works on the mapping and exploration of the United States, including first edition histories of the Lewis and Clark expedition to the sources of the Missouri and Zebulon Pike’s exceedingly rare expedition to the Southwest.