Fine books and manuscripts including important Americana (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby's, New York, 13 June 1991)
New York, Sotheby's, 1991
(27 cm),  pp., illustrations (some in colour). 553 lots. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A copy of the 1493 Rome Columbus letter [lot 158] sold for $400,000, “a modest price that reflected the current availability of other copies” (from a saleroom report in The Book Collector, Autumn 1991, p.425). It was purchased by William Reese for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. ¶ Occasional annotation.