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    Confederate Imprints: An Important Collection of 280 Examples. A fine and extensive collection of official Confederate imprints, mostly handbills or octavo pamphlets, generally wrappered, sewn, or captioned-titled as issued, generally in very good condition, apart from some light browning, including:

    · The Statutes at large of the Confederate States of America, passed at the third session of the First Congress. [Richmond, 1863] (P & W 32)
    · The Statutes at large of the Confederate States of America, passed at the fourth session of the First Congress. [Richmond, 1864] (P & W 33)
    · An Act Relative to Prisoners of War... approved May 21, 1861. [Montgomery, 1861] (P & W 59)
    · An Act to Amend an Act entitled 'An Act Recognizing the Existence of War between the United States and the Confederate States...' approve May 21, 1861. [Montgomery, 1861] (P & W 60)
    · Address of Congress to the people of the Confederate States ... "the bitterness of the slavery which three years of war have failed to inflict on the South." 1864 (P & W 228)
    · (Senate bill, no. 109) ...An Act to Amend an Act entitled 'An Act to Increase the Efficiency of the Army by Employing Free Negroes and Slaves in certain capacities,' approve February 17th, 1864. [Richmond, 1864] (P & W 379)
    · (House bill, no. ) ...A bill to be entitled An act to increase the efficiency of the army by the employment of free negroes and slaves in certain capacities. 01/05/1864. (P & W 628)
    · Resolutions Expressive of the Determination of Georgia to prosecute the Present War with Utmost Vigor and Energy. [Richmond, 1864] (P & W 639)
    · (House bill, no. 224) ...A Bill to Suspend the Privilege of Writ of Habeas Corpus in certain cases, for a limited time. [Richmond, 1864] (P & W 731)
    · Joint Resolution of Confidence in and Thanks to President Jefferson Davis [by the Senate and House of Representative of the State of Florida] [Richmond, 1865] (P & W 782)
    · Resolutions [in Relation to Peace and Independence] [Richmond, 1865] (P & W 783)
    · House of Representatives, Feb. 6, 1865 ...Resolutions Adopted by McGowan's Brigade, South Carolina Volunteers. [Richmond: 1865] (P & W 808)
    · House of Representatives, Feb. 20, 1865 ...Joint Resolutions Expressing the sense of Congress on the subject of the late Peace Commission. [Richmond, 1865] (P


    A similar collection of 264 imprints sold for $10,000 in a June, 2014 New York auction against an estimate of $8,000 - $12,000. Major categories include, among others, Slavery, Jefferson Davis' addresses to the Confederate Congress, Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Confederate Post Office, and Confederate Navy.
    A full list of the collection, with references to Parrish and Willingham's bibliography of Confederate Imprints is available with our online lot description.
    Provenance: War Department, Record Division, Rebel Archives (stamp on many items)
    Provenance: Sotheby's Auction of May 19, 1997, Lot 39.


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