Only a few copies of the first American census in 1790 were signed by then Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. Bonhams is selling a first edition believed to have been the personal copy of Jefferson’s Postmaster, Gideon Granger. It’s expected to fetch $80-$120,000 at the sale on October 4 in Los Angeles.
Other items of particular interest in the auction include a 1922 first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Beautiful and Damned”signed by the author (est. $15-$25,000), a 1926 first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,”(est. $25-$35,000), a well as two handwritten letters by Mark Twain.
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