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A Fantastic Stevensgraph Advertising Item

3 ¼” X 15”. A choice advertising item for Thomas Stevens being an imprinted paper “Thomas Stevens Coventry & London, Inventor and Manufacturer of Pure Silk Woven Book markers and Different Designs.” Attached with a pin at top is the original large Stevensgraph ribbon as an integral part of the advertisement providing an example of the company’s fine work. The ribbon depicts a church motif with three woman apparently viewing bibles upon a podium with the words “O Lord have Mercy Upon Us.” A choice advertising item from Stevens, known for some of the finest work of this type. Couple of folds.
Catalog: # AA-0181
Topic: Miscellaneous
Price: $195.00

A Highly Attractive Engraved Missionary Membership Certificate

[MISSIONARY SOCIETY]. A fine engraved membership certificate measuring 20” x 16 ½”. Great religious scene. March, 1870. “This certifies that Garrett De Bow, is a Life Member Philadelphia Conference Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.” Engraved by A. H. Ritchie from a painting by D. R. Knight. A small piece of paper missing at extreme bottom center margin not affecting any printed area. Superb for display.
Catalog: # AA-0105
State: Pennsylvania
Price: $275.00

A Rare Quaker Circular Advising All Quakers On Petitioning To Avoid The Draft During The Civil War

[Quaker – Civil War Draft]. 8 ½” x 14”. Partly-printed circular, “At a Special Representative Meeting held in New York, 6th of Eighth month, 1863. A detailed discussion of the Draft during the Civil War with directions as to how Quakers should react when drafted for service in the military. A sample letter to be sent to the Board of Enrollment by a Quaker is provided; “The undersigned is informed that his name is included in the list of persons reported to be drafted in – for service in the army of the U.S. He respectfully represents that he is a member of the Religious Society of Friends, (commonly called Quakers,) and is conscientiously scrupulous against bearing arms, or being otherwise concerned in war; and he therefore cannot conform to the draft, procure a substitute, nor pay the sum provided by law, or any other sum as a commutation for Military service. In this matter he is not actuated by any disloyalty to our Government, no duty, in obedience to what he believes to be the plain commands of the Gospel. On this ground, he respectfully asks that his case may be favorably considered in order to such relief as may, by competent authority, be deemed just.” Much additional detail and advice as to the procedures to be followed when subjected to judicial punishment and trial for non-compliance to a draft order. Singed in type by various Quaker representatives throughout New York. A choice Quaker related item displaying their anti-war philosophy published during the Civil War. Folds. A very scarce Quaker item. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0264
State: New York
Topic: Civil War
Price: $450.00

A Rare Tin J. I. Case Advertising Sign

20” x 13 ½”. Produced by The Tuscarora Advertising Company in Coshocton, Ohio. An awesome image of an early J. I. Case Tractor which is embossed into the lithographed tin sign produced for the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company. In 1904, the company produced it’s first steel thresher, a product which flourished well after 1910 so this sign would have been produced during this period. The condition of this is rather extraordinary as tin signs from this period are often found with heavy surface damage. While this does exhibit some flaws, overall it is a well above average example of a rare advertising sign. It is currently matted and easily removed.
Catalog: # AA-0002
Condition: Extremely Fine
Topic: Advertising
Price: $6500.00

A Scarce Antebellum Shipping Broadside

Printed Document. 12” x 17 ½”. Printed by the Journal Steam Press, Wilmington, N.C. No date. The poster advertises a regular freight line running from Wilmington, N.C., to New York and states the cost of shipping cotton is $1.50 per a bale. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1043
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $575.00

A Scarce Printing of The Port Folio Dedicated Entirely To A Memorial To Alexander Hamilton's Death

[Alexander Hamilton]. The Port Folio. Volume IV. No. 29. Philadelphia, Saturday, July 21, 1804. 8 pages. 9 3/4" x 12 7/8".  In 1800, Asbury Dickens and Joseph Dennie began writing a periodical known as The Port Folio under a pseudonym Oliver Oldschool. The paper was known for being very pro-Federalist. This issue was focused on the untimely death of Alexander Hamilton caused by dueling with Aaron Burr. The paper, dated July 21, 1804, covers relevant correspondence between Burr and Hamilton. It begins with Burr’s letter to Hamilton demanding that Hamilton explain an apparent calumny uttered against him which subsequently appeared in published letter. It later chronicles other letters from Burr’s and Hamilton’s lawyers, parts of Hamilton’s will that shine a positive light on him, and Hamilton’s last confession about having no “ill-will” towards Burr, and other excerpts from newspapers giving details on the funeral precessions and the events in general. A superb and scarce issue devoted to the Memorial of Alexander Hamilton, published just 9 days after his death resulting from a bullet wound received in his famous duel with Aaron Burr. Some light foxing. Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0302
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $1900.00

A Superb Printed Silk Broadside Of Andrew Jackson's Farewell Address

[ANDREW JACKSON]. A large printed silk broadside displaying the entire text of Andrew Jackson's Farewell Address to the American People. Jackson delivered the address on March 4, 1837 upon his retirement from the presidency. A couple of minor splits and light repair. Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0179
Price: $1900.00

A Wonderful Account Of Thomas Coke’s Missionary Work In The Indies In Connection With John Wesley’s Methodist Movement

Printed Document, “An Account of the Missions established by the Society late in Connection with the Rev. JOHN WESLEY, for the Conversion of the Negroes in the West Indies.” Two pages, 7 1/2” x 9 3/8” Bristol. August 13, 1798. The document reads, in part: “ … In the year 1786, Dr. Coke was driven by stress of weather form the Coast of America to the West Indies … He accordingly found that the Negroes were exceedingly susceptible of religious instruction; and having three preachers with him, he prevailed on them to continue in that part of the globe … When he returned to Europe, he laid the circumstance of the case before his venerable and honoured Friend, the late Rev. JOHN WESLEY, who considered it a very providential opening for the benefit of the Heathen … Dr. Coke has great satisfaction in being able to inform the Public, that the spiritual concerns of the missions are in a flourishing state. About 50,000 of the negroes are now under instruction in all the Island unitedly considered. Out of these, above 10,000 are Members of the Society, and are, as far as the Missionaries who are no judges of the heart can determine, awakened to a sense of their fallen state, and of heir alienation from GOD by nature. A very considerable part of these latter are converted to God, and give, in their Negro-Dialect, as clear and distinct an account of the work of grace upon their souls as any Believers in England … And it may be added that they have all of them made a sacrifice of their most besetting sin - Polygamy … Thus far the Grace and Providence of God have blessed the labours of the Missionaries. The Expense however is very great. But the enlargement of the Redeemer’s Kingdom, and the welfare and happiness of the world, are objects of such infinite movement, that it is hoped, every benevolent and competent person will think it a privilege to contribute … ”

JOHN WESLEY (1703-1791) Anglican cleric and Christian theologian who is largely credited with founding the Methodist movement.

THOMAS COKE (1747-1814) First Methodist Bishop, Coke is known as the Father of Methodist Missions. Coke made his first mission to the West Indies in 1786, returning again in 1788-89, 1790, and 1792-93.

Removed from previously bound work. Staining. Overall Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0174
Topic: Miscellaneous
Price: $900.00

Abstract From The Returns Of Maine Banks

Printed Document. One page, 20” x 16”. Maine. October 1847. The document lists the Bank’s date of incorporation, funds due from each bank, resources of each bank and dividends, reserved profits and so forth for each bank. Usual folds. One slight pin hole at center fold. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0099
Topic: Financial
Price: $125.00

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