• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 33

    [LOUSIANA PURCHASE]. Acts Passed at the First Session of the Eighth Congress of the United States...in the Year 1803. Washington, D.C., 1803.

    Price Realised  

    [LOUSIANA PURCHASE]. Acts Passed at the First Session of the Eighth Congress of the United States...in the Year 1803. Washington, D.C., 1803.

    8o (233 x 142 mm). Contemporary wrappers (reinforced on verso, with later spine); quarter calf slipcase.

    FIRST EDITION, CONTAINING THE EARLIEST ACTS RELATING TO THE LOUSIANA PURCHASE. Among the acts recorded here in the immediate period following the Louisiana Purchase are " An act to enable the President of the United States to take possession of the territories ceded by France" and acts relating to the payment of $11,250,000 to France. Many other acts relating to the Louisiana Purchase are recorded.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766