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Day 2: American & European Decorative Arts

Sat, Nov 19, 2016 09:00AM EST - Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:00AM EST
Lot 514

South Carolina Act of Secession,

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

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December 17, 1860 "Declaration of Independence…" The State of South Carolina/ At a Convention of the People of the State of South Carolina, begun and holden at Columbia…; An Ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her under the compact entitled "The Constitution of the United States of America," Lith of Evans and Cogswell, Charleston, printed ca. March 1861, folio broadside one of 200 copies; Sabin 87433; one of the earliest Confederate imprints, an extremely rare and fine copy of South Carolina‘s official act of Secession, after Lincoln‘s election, South Carolina‘s newly elected governor Francis Pickens called a special convention, the ordinance was passed unanimously and enthusiastically declaring the dissolution of the union between South Carolina and the rest of the United States; Following South Carolina‘s revolutionary act, six other states followed suit in close succession; 34 x 26-1/2 in.. Provenance: Discovered among the papers of Govenor Williams Dunlap Simpson. Carefully stored in a document tube, this copy is in excepally fine condition; Property of a Gentleman


hinged in, light vertical rolling creases, light toning and foxing, some archival restoration to the extremities, and one small chip from the lower left corner otherwise very good condition, restoration done by Etherington Conservation, the consignor stated the copy "was kept in a metal document tube for the first 130 years. We had it conserved, matted and framed to museum standards… by Etherington Conservation"

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