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2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 6, 2024 09:00AM EDT
Lot 602

3 Books: Nashville Directory 1860-61, West TN Directory 1872, TN Farmer 1836, plus pamphlet

Estimate: $300 - $400

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1st Item: THE TENNESSEE FARMER, Containing Original and Selected Essays on Agriculture, Horticulture, Rural and Domestic Economy, and Internal Improvement by Thomas Emmerson, Jonesborough, Tennessee, 1834-1837. Hardcover, 192pp, containing the first 37 issues of The Tennessee Farmer monthly periodical, collected and bound into a single book, beginning with its first issue in December 1834 through December 1837.  Note: Before he was a newspaper editor, Thomas Emmerson (1773-1837) was a justice of the Tennessee Superior Court of Law and Equity (1807) and the Tennessee Court of Errors and Appeals (1819–1822), also serving as the first Mayor of Knoxville (1816–1817). After retiring from the court, Emmerson moved to Jonesborough, TN, and found an interest in farming. He began publishing an original monthly, The Tennessee Farmer, dedicated specifically to the promotion of agriculture. Emmerson and prominent Jonesborough merchant, David A. Deaderick, are credited with introducing the first cast iron plow into East Tennessee in 1825. 2nd Item: NASHVILLE CITY AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOR 1860-61, Vol V.; Hardcover, with printed paper boards, 303pp; contains "Historical Sketch of Nashville" along with in-depth reviews of Nashville businesses and government; final 187 pages are alphabetical listings of addresses and business advertisements. 3rd Item: WEST TENNESSEE COMBINATION DIRECTORY. CONTAINING THE HISTORIES AND DIRECTORIES OF JACKSON, BROWNSVILLE AND TRENTON, THE REPRESENTATIVE BUSINESS TOWNS OF WEST TENNESSEE. TOGETHER WITH HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF MILAN, DENMARK AND SPRING CREEK, Louisville: Circulating directory company, 1872. With numerous advertisements. 4th Item: CUMBERLAND GAP, A PAPER READ BEFORE THE OHIO COMMANDERY OF THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES, JUNE 3, 1885, By B. F. Stevenson, Cincinnati: H.C. Sherick & Co., 1885. Softcover pamphlet, 22 pp., published in the same year as the speech. Read before an audience of Union Army veterans in 1885, this paper provides an overview of the Battle of Cumberland Gap, describing the events leading up to the battle, the strategies employed by both sides and the aftermath of the conflict.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.


1st Item (Farmer): wear to covers, toning and foxing to pages, some writing, including "1836" date written on title page; 2nd Item: tight binding, corners bumped, spine rebound, previous owners' writing within; 3rd Item (West TN): toning, foxing, writing on some pages; 4th Item (Gap): Very good, slightly loose in binding.

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