2400 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Established in 1805, Freeman’s Auction House holds tradition close, with a progressive mind-set towards marketing and promotion, along with access to a team of top experts in the auction business. And now with offices in New England, the Southeast, and on the West Coast, it has never been easier to ...Read more
Feb 17, 2022
Washington, (D.C.): A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, 1856. In three volumes. First edition, House of Representatives issue. 4to. xvii, (i), 537; (viii), 414, (18), xi, (3); xliii, (i), 705 pp. First volume illustrated with 85 (of 87) plates (many tinted), five maps (one folding), two folding plates in color, and numerous in-text wood engravings; without the suppressed public bath plate (not listed in table of plates); lacking plates facing p. 144 ("Chinese Temple, Macao") and p. 359 ("Wrestlers at Yokuhama"). Second volume illustrated with 27 lithographic plates, 16 wind and ocean current diagrams, 15 folding maps (13 large), and numerous in-text wood engravings. Third volume profusely illustrated with astral charts. Original blue and brown cloth-covered boards, stamped in blind and in gilt, gilt largely faded on each volume, boards faded and soiled; all edges trimmed; moderate to heavy foxing throughout most volumes to text and plates; scattered offsetting from plates onto text; some plate and text leaves starting in first volume; front hinge split in second volume; gift inscription from United States Representative from Connecticut Sidney Dean (1818-1901; served as House Representative from 1855-59, and received this set while in office) to O.D. Graves on front free endpaper of second volume, dated December 1856; further gift inscriptions by Graves in same, as well as other volumes, presenting this set to the Vineland Historical Society, dated March 1894. Hill pp. 230-31; Sabin 30958
"In March, 1852, Commodore Perry was appointed commander of a naval expedition to be sent to Japan to induce their government to establish diplomatic relations with the United States. Perry felt that the only way to force Japan to cease her isolationist foreign policy would be through exhibiting superior naval forces. After entering Araga Harbor on July 8, 1853, the Japanese were eventually forced to accept a treaty that stipulated better treatment of shipwrecked seamen and permitted American ships to obtain fuel and supplies at two Japanese ports, Hakadate and Shimoda. The most important result, however, was that the visit contributed to the collapse of the feudal regime and to the modernization of Japan. Hawks, the editor of this work, was rector of Calvary Church, New York City. The Commodore, underrating his literary powers, declined to write the official report of the expedition. Instead, Hawks was engaged as editor and the two worked together in preparing the report using a number of journals written by men on the voyage..." (The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages)
No lot may be removed from Freeman’s premises until the buyer has paid in full the purchase price therefor including Buyer’s Premium or has satisfied such terms that Freeman’s, in its sole discretion, shall require. Subject to the foregoing, all Property shall be paid for and removed by the buyer at his/ her expense within ten (10) days of sale and, if not so removed, may be sold by Freeman’s, or sent by Freeman’s to a third-party storage facility, at the sole risk and charge of the buyer(s), and Freeman’s may prohibit the buyer from participating, directly or indirectly, as a bidder or buyer in any future sale or sales. In addition to other remedies available to Freeman’s by law, Freeman’s reserves the right to impose a late charge of 1.5% per month of the total purchase price on any balance remaining ten (10) days after the day of sale. If Property is not removed by the buyer within ten (10) days, a handling charge of 2% of the total purchase price per month from the tenth day after the sale until removal by the buyer shall be payable to Freeman’s by the buyer. Freeman’s will not be responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or otherwise responsible for any goods left in Freeman’s possession after ten (10) days. If the foregoing conditions or any applicable provisions of law are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to Freeman’s and the Consignor (including without limitation the right to hold the buyer(s) liable for the bid price) Freeman’s, at its option, may either cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the buyer(s), or resell the property. In such event, the buyer(s) shall remain liable for any deficiency in the original purchase price and will also be responsible for all costs, including warehousing, the expense of the ultimate sale, and Freeman’s commission at its regular rates together with all related and incidental charges, including legal fees. Payment is a precondition to removal. Payment shall be by cash, certified check or similar bank draft, or any other method approved by Freeman’s. Checks will not be deemed to constitute payment until cleared. Any exceptions must be made upon Freeman’s written approval of credit prior to sale. In addition, a defaulting buyer will be deemed to have granted and assigned to Freeman’s, a continuing security interest of first priority in any property or money of, or owing to such buyer in Freeman’ possession, and Freeman’s may retain and apply such property or money as collateral security for the obligations due to Freeman’s. Freeman’s shall have all of the rights accorded a secured party under the Pennsylvania Uniform Commercial Code.
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