R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
4to. With 3 fold-out illustrations. Ex-library, with bookplates on all front pastedowns, handstamps on titles. Hinge and edge wear to boards. Age-toned, with frayed edges, especially of one fold-out, otherwise very good.
591 WOUK’S “THE CAINE MUTINY” 1st Ed. ($200-Up)
“The Caine Mutiny.”Herman Wouk. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1951. First Edition. 8vo, blue cloth with silver spine. Owner’s pencil note on free front endpaper. Dust jacket frayed at edges, otherwise very good/fine.
592 ANDERSON, ROBERT ($50-Up)
American soldier (1805-71); commanded Fort Sumter when it was bombarded by secessionist forces under PGT Beauregard, forcing Anderson to surrender it. Signature “Respectfully yr. obt. servt. Robert Anderson Brig. Gen. USA.”on a 1.75” x 3.5” sheet clipped from a letter. Tipped to a larger sheet with three other autographs [one stamped]. Very good.
593 ARMY OF TENNESSEE ($20-Up)
Dated Oct. 20, 1864, ALS about transport problems, secretarially signed by Maj. Gen. Hood, and actually signed by AAG “S. D. Mason”. Text is faded, though readable.
594 BALLIER, JOHN F. ($10-Up)
Union general (1815-93). His Signature “Respectfully yours, John F. Ballier / Brevet Brig. Generl. / Washington Oct 13th 1865”on a small sheet. fingerprints, otherwise very good.
595 BATE, WILLIAM B. ($110-Up)
American soldier and politician (1826-1905); Confederate general; US Senator and Governor of TN. DS “Wm. B. Bate,”1p, narrow oblong 8vo, Washington, 2/16/1905. Check for $5 on the Riggs National Bank to the order of Ebbitt House Hotel Co. Fine.
596 BEAUREGARD, PIERRE G.T. ($250-Up)
Confederate general (1818-93); fired first shot of the Civil War upon Fort Sumter early on the morning of April 12, 1861. His Sig “G.T. Beauregard / 1890”on a 16mo card, tipped to 3” x 5” index card. Lightly soiled, otherwise very good.
597 BLAIR, FRANK P. ($375-Up)
American politician and soldier (1821-75); Union general during the Civil War; US Senator and US Representative from MO. Civil War content ALS “Frank P. Blair”as Senator, 1-1/2p, 8vo, Washington, 2/26/1871. To George W. Reed in NYC. He explains that the forces he commanded around Vicksburg immediately after its capture “...consisted of six Brigades, being the reserve Brigades of the 15th & 17th Army Corps. I believe there were an average of 1500 men to each Brigade. The purpose was to destroy the resources of the country so that no army could approach the rear & raise the siege of Vicksburg...” Fine.
598 BUELL, GEN. DON CARLOS ($40-Up)
Career U. S. Army officer, served in the Seminole War, the Mexican War, and the Civil War, Gen Buell (1818-1898) was active in Ohio and Tennessee. CDV 1852 by McClees & Addis, fine image with slight fading.
599 BURNSIDE, AMBROSE E. ($10-Up)
Railroad executive, indistrialist and Senator from Rhode Island, later governor, famous as a Civil War General (1824-1881) and for “sideburns” which he originated. “Very truly yrs, AEBurnside.” Two other signatures tipped to verso signed “Marty Hall”and “M. Palmer.”
600 BUTLER, BENJAMIN F.  ($125-Up)
American politician and soldier (1818-93); Governor of Massachusetts; Union general during the Civil War, one of the