Auction 122, Lot 904

"Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington. Volume V. Berlin Arbitration", U.S. Government

Subject: Miscellaneous Books, Washington & Vancouver

Period: 1872 (published)

Publication: Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States..

Color: Black & White

6.3 x 9.3 inches
16 x 23.6 cm

This important document related to the Treaty of 1846 with Great Britain includes Part I. Memorial on the Canal de Haro as the Boundary Line of the United States of America, as presented by the American Plenipotentiary George Bancroft., pages 3-56 with 7 folding maps bound in; Part II. Case of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty, submitted to the Arbitration and Award of His Majesty the Emperor of Germany..., pages 57-119, with no maps; Part III. Reply of the United States to the Case of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty, Presented to His Majesty The Emporer of Germany, as Arbitrator..., pages 123-190, with one folding map, and one folding profile; Part IV. Northwest America Water Boundary. Second and Definitive Statement on behalf of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty..., pages 191-271, with no maps, and Part V. Correspondence pages 253-271 with nine folding maps.

The Treaty of 1846 with Great Britain did not establish a US-Great Britain boundary line between Vancouver Island and Washington Territory. The Emperor of Germany consented to arbitrate the respective claims. This volume contains the text of the memorial offered by the United States by George Bancroft, the text of the case presented by Great Britain and the statement of award by the Emperor of Germany. 8vo, 271 pp. This complete example includes all seventeen maps and the profile from the treaty. Hardbound in original black cloth with gilt title on spine. A very nice example.


Condition: A

Maps and contents are near fine. The folding maps have very occasional and light fold toning and a the occassional short fold split. A few pages in Part II were folded during printing and were subsequently miscut at their lower corner. Covers, spine and binding very good with just a little spotting to edge of spine.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/5/2007