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Boughton’s Monthly Planet Reader And Astrological Journal, Summer 1863 With A Profile Of William H. Seward

Printed Document, “Boughton’s Monthly Planet Reader and Astrological Journal.” Four pages, 5 5/8” x 9”. Philadelphia. July, Aug. & Sep. 1863. Vol. 4 No. 3. Articles include: The Nativity of Hon. William H. Seward,” (with an engraving of Seward) Nativities of Grant and N.P. Banks and “The Fate of the Nation for the Summer Quarter of 1863.” Boughton notes: “… The South is determined to push on the war, and I look for some important battle being fought in which they will gain some advantage; I am afraid that they will make a number of raids into the Northern or Western States ...” In addition, Boughton makes a prediction that Vicksburg may be taken around the 21st of August. Minor discoloration at edges. Holes from prior binding. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0158
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $250.00

Boughton’s Monthly Planet Reader And Astrological Journal: “The Fate Of The Nation For The Winter Quarter Of 1861”

Printed Document, “Boughton’s Monthly Planet Reader and Astrological Journal.” Four pages, 5 5/8” x 9”. Philadelphia. January 1, 1861. Vol. 2. No 1. This issue provides an astrological examination of the “Declaration of Independence of South Carolina, December 20th, 1860, 1h. 15m. P.M.” and “The Fate of the Nation for the Winter Quarter of 1861.” In this latter article, the author writes that astrological indicators are “ … evil significations, and they foreshadow much distress, trouble and turmoil for the United States, if not civil war. The government is a very unsettled condition, and the President and those in office are at their wit’s end, and the public shows marked disapprobation at their wavering and delay of action with regard to the Southern States. Traces of previous inclusion in a bound volume. Some light toning. Pin holes at left edge from previous binding. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0156
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $275.00

Broadside Resolve of Massachusetts For Accounts Of Supplies Provided To Families Of Soldiers In The Continental Army

[American Revolution]. Evans 16364. Broadside. 7 ¾” x 10”. Printed by Thomas and John Fleet, Boston. State of Massachusetts Bay. In The House Of Representatives, June 8, 1779. “Whereas by a Resolve of the late General Court of the 6th of February last, it is among other Things resolved, that the Selectmen and Committees respectively of the several Towns in this State who have supplied the Families of the Soldiers in the Continental Army for three Years or during the War, shall make up their Accounts for past supplies as soon as may be, and for future supplies on the first Day ofr January yearly, and lay them before the General court for Examination and Allowance; and whereas no Method was provided in said Resolve in what Manner said Accounts should be stated, whereby great Inconveniences will arise; Therefore,” “Resolved, That the following Schedule be printed in Hand-Bills and sent to the several Towns in this State as soon as may be, and that the Selectmen and Committees of the several Towns state their Accounts conformable thereto, and lay them before the Committee on Accounts for Examination and Allowance, with the Certificate of their being duly sworn to.” A tabular list details what items the families of soldiers were to be supplied. Signed in Text by John Hancock as speaker and countersigned in text by John Avery. Small piece of paper loss at right margin well away from printed text. Folds. Overall, fine.
Catalog: # RN-32
State: Massachusetts
Topic: American Revolution
Price: $4500.00

Chanfrau’s New National Theatre Broadside

FRANCIS FRANK” CHANFRAU (1824-1884) American actor and theater manager. Printed Broadside for Chanfrau’s New National Theatre [Formerly Chatham]” 5 7/8” x 21 1/2”. New York. August 25, 1848. Nice image of an eagle with olive branch and “American Flag” shield at top. This evening’s performance features JOHN R. SCOTT as the eponymous protagonist of “Virginius.” JOHN R. SCOTT (1808-1856) American actor who was among the favorite performers in the Old Bowery performing the title role in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In 1848, Frank Chanfrau assumed management of the struggling Chatham Theater, renaming the venue Chanfrau’s New National Theatre. Though the theater only operated under Chanfrau’s management for two years, it proved to be a highly successful time in the theater’s history. Prominently featured throughout this time was Chanfrau’s character of Mose, a caricature of the working-class masses of Lower Manhattan that had originally appeared to rave reviews in “New York as it is.” In addition to this popular character, the theater also drew large crowds because Chanfrau allowed working-class patrons to sit anywhere in the playhouse, a break from the custom of seating these patrons only in the pit. This open seating policy and the popularity of the Mose character led to frequent sell-out performances, and, in one instance, and over-sale that required the city police’s presence to remove a crowd of theatergoers that had rushed the New National Theatre’s stage! Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0004
State: New York
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $295.00

Chanfrau’s New National Theatre Broadside

FRANCIS FRANK” CHANFRAU (1824-1884) American actor and theater manager. Printed Broadside for Chanfrau’s New National Theatre [Formerly Chatham]” 6” x 21 3/4”. New York. August 17, 1848. Nice image of an eagle with olive branch and “American Flag” shield at top. This evening’s performance features JOHN R. SCOTT as Michael in the “Adopted Child.” JOHN R. SCOTT (1808-1856) American actor who was among the favorite performers in the Old Bowery performing the title role in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In 1848, Frank Chanfrau assumed management of the struggling Chatham Theater, renaming the venue Chanfrau’s New National Theatre. Though the theater only operated under Chanfrau’s management for two years, it proved to be a highly successful time in the theater’s history. Prominently featured throughout this time was Chanfrau’s character of Mose, a caricature of the working-class masses of Lower Manhattan that had originally appeared to rave reviews in “New York as it is.” In addition to this popular character, the theater also drew large crowds because Chanfrau allowed working-class patrons to sit anywhere in the playhouse, a break from the custom of seating these patrons only in the pit. This open seating policy and the popularity of the Mose character led to frequent sell-out performances, and, in one instance, and over-sale that required the city police’s presence to remove a crowd of theatergoers that had rushed the New National Theatre’s stage! Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0005
State: New York
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $295.00

Chanfrau’s New National Theatre Broadside

FRANCIS “FRANK” CHANFRAU (1824-1884) American actor and theater manager. Printed Broaside for "Chanfrau's New National Theatre" 5 3/4" x 21 1/4". New York. July 13, 1849. This evening's performance features ""Mose in California," which featured the hugely popular Mose, a character originated by Chanfrau. In 1848, Frank Chanfrau assumed management of the struggling Chatham Theater, renaming the venue Chanfrau’s New National Theatre. Though the theater only operated under Chanfrau’s management for two years, it proved to be a highly successful time in the theater’s history. Prominently featured throughout this time was Chanfrau’s character of Mose, a caricature of the working-class masses of Lower Manhattan that had originally appeared to rave reviews in “New York as it is.” In addition to this popular character, the theater also drew large crowds because Chanfrau allowed working-class patrons to sit anywhere in the playhouse, a break from the custom of seating these patrons only in the pit. This open seating policy and the popularity of the Mose character led to frequent sell-out performances, and, in one instance, and over-sale that required the city police’s presence to remove a crowd of theatergoers that had rushed the New National Theatre’s stage! Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0007
State: New York
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $295.00

Chanfrau’s New National Theatre Broadside

FRANCIS FRANK” CHANFRAU (1824-1884) American actor and theater manager. Printed Broadside for Chanfrau’s New National Theatre [Formerly Chatham]” 6” x 21 3/4”. New York. August 16, no year (1848). Nice image of an eagle with olive branch and “American Flag” shield at top. This evening’s performance features JOHN R. SCOTT as Rolla in Sheridan’s “Pizarro Or, the Death of Rolla.” JOHN R. SCOTT (1808-1856) American actor who was among the favorite performers in the Old Bowery performing the title role in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In 1848, Frank Chanfrau assumed management of the struggling Chatham Theater, renaming the venue Chanfrau’s New National Theatre. Though the theater only operated under Chanfrau’s management for two years, it proved to be a highly successful time in the theater’s history. Prominently featured throughout this time was Chanfrau’s character of Mose, a caricature of the working-class masses of Lower Manhattan that had originally appeared to rave reviews in “New York as it is.” In addition to this popular character, the theater also drew large crowds because Chanfrau allowed working-class patrons to sit anywhere in the playhouse, a break from the custom of seating these patrons only in the pit. This open seating policy and the popularity of the Mose character led to frequent sell-out performances, and, in one instance, and over-sale that required the city police’s presence to remove a crowd of theatergoers that had rushed the New National Theatre’s stage! Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0008
State: New York
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $295.00

Charles Dickens Repertoire Company

30” x 21” advertisement for Charles Dickens Repertoire Company from the Grand Theatre, London.” Stages versions of Little Nell, Oliver Twist, and Bleak House by Oliver Brand to be performed February 29, 1903 at The Referee. The broadside features eight color images: A Dicken’s portrait, Quilp, Tulkinghorn & Hortense, Lady Dedlock & Joe. Little Nell and her grandfather, Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness, Bill Sykes & Nancy and Fagin and the Artful Dodger. Paper loss at lower left, not affecting images. Three punch holes at top edge. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0075
Price: $750.00

Chronological Table Of Biblical Figures

Autograph Document. Four pages, 6 1/4” x 7 7/8”. No place. No date. The document reads, in part: A cronological [sic] table, by John Watkins at the request of his Sister Dunkin showing the few persons competent to transmit by tradition from Adam to Moses, the account the latter has given of the creation, the Antedeluvian world, the flood and subsequent events ... These five persons were competent to hand down to Moses by tradition, the account he has given, of the creation, the history of the antedeluvian world, the account of the flood, and of the transactions subsequent thereto to his time ... The life of man being protracted in those ages to the great length we find them recorded, clearly proves the practibility of the correctness of Moses’ history, by tradition, if there were no written monuments of them, to assist him; a thing of which there is no evidence, but solely founded on presumption, which is stronger on the other side, as the Egyptians are said to have been in his day a learned people, and Moses himself know how to write.” The individuals listed are, Adam, Metheuselah, Noah, Shem, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Levi, Kohath and Amram. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0084
Price: $175.00

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