J.G.M Ramsey, The Annals of Tennessee, 1853
J.G.M Ramsey (published Charleston: John Russell) | “The Annals of Tennessee” | 1853 | Includes the following sections: the Watauga Association, from 1796 to 1777; a part of North-Carolina, from 1777 to 1784; the State of Franklin, from 1784 to 1788; a part of North Carolina, from 1788 to 1790; the Territory of the U. States, south of the Ohio, from 1790 to 1796; the State of Tennessee, from 1796 to 1800 | Includes folding map and plan | Book: 9.375″ x 6.125″ x 2.25;” map: 8.875″ x 18.125″ | Condition: rebound in 20th century in full leather with stamped boards, new leather label, and new endpapers. Original pages toned with some foxing and damp-staining of varying degrees. Map also has damp-staining | Provenance: the living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN.
The Caldwell Collection: During their 60-year collecting history, Dr. and Mrs. Caldwell helped spark national awareness of Southern fine and decorative arts through scholarly publications and support of numerous museums. Observers may recognize several Caldwell objects in the auction from past exhibitions and catalogs, and from the 1971 article in The Magazine Antiques profiling the couple’s Nashville home. The Caldwell’s American art collection also includes several well-documented oil paintings such as an object study, Bulkhead Brace, by Edwin Dickinson, number 19 in the artist’s catalog raisonné, and a moody moonlit landscape by Ralph Blakelock, number 909-II in the University of Nebraska’s Blakelock Inventory. The Caldwell collection also features a number of pieces of fine English silver, rare books, and Asian antiques.
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The Annals of Tennessee
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