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Lot 168[FLORIDA]
HACKLEY, RICHARD S. Titles, and Legal Opinions thereon, of Lands in East Florida, belonging to Richard S. Hackley, Esq.
Brooklyn: Printed by G. I. Birch, 1822. First edition, with two manuscript maps and a clipping laid-in (see note). Contemporary binding, likely Spanish, of black leather backed green patterned boards, the spine gilt tooled and lettered Documens Sobre La Posesion de La Floridas. 8 3/8 x 5 inches (21 x 13 cm); 122 pp. (bound with duplicates of pages 103 but the pagination complete), with a contemporary manuscript folding map of the southeastern United States bound in and another copy of the same map, likely later, laid-in. The binding rubbed with losses at the head and foot of the spine, spotting throughout and with an old stain to the title; the map bound-in is soiled, the other quite clean but with one puncture.

Published at the time of the Adams-Onís Treaty, this an interesting copy in a Spanish binding, extra-illustrated with two manuscript maps and with a long Spanish newspaper clipping laid-in regarding the treaty. Hackley served as the first surveyor of East Florida in 1821 and made claim to lands based upon grants the King of Spain had made to the Duke of Alagon which were subsequently sold to Hackley in 1819. The present book collects legal opinions and offers discussions of the Adams-Onís Treaty.


C The Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation

Sold for $8,820
Estimate $500-800


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