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Great Early Broadside For The Providence And Southbridge Accommodation Stage

Printed Broadside for “Providence and Southbridge, Accommodation Stage.” 15” x 22”. Wonderful images of a horse-drawn carriage and an early passenger steam engine. Ornate border. The broadside reads, in part: “ … Stage will leave the Manufacturers Hotel, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at 11 o’clock, A.M. and arrive at Fishersville Depot in time to meet the Cars for Worcester and Norwich, passing the villages of Greenville, Chepachet, Thompson, Masonville, Fishersville, and from thence to New-Boston and Southbridge. Returning, Will leave Southbridge Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 6 o’clock, A.M. and arrive at Fishersville Depot in time for the morning Cars for Worcester, and Norwich, and arrive at Providence at 1 o’clock, P.M., in time for the Boston, Taunton, and New Bedford Cars, and the Woonsocket, Pawtucket, Bristol, Warwick, and Coventry Stages. Passengers, For Killingly, Pomfret, Woodstock, Dudley, Webster, Oxford, Charlton, Sturbridge, Brimfield, Munson, and Palmer, can be accommodated by this Line, cheaper than by any other Line. Passengers wishing to go to any of the above named places, will find it to their advantage to call on the subscriber at the Manufacturers Hotel, Providence … ” While it was far below the standards of England and France, New England’s highway system remained the best in the U.S. into the 1840s. In spite of its rather low standing in relation to other transportation systems, this period of the 19th Century remained a transformative one for American transportation; it was during this period that the railroad overtake the slower coach and ferry systems that had been operating throughout eastern U.S. This broadside, bearing both a horse-drawn stage coach and a steam-engine, undoubtedly comes from this important period of American transportation history. Mounted to another sheet. Some very slight soiling and wrinkling, not affecting overall appearance. Overall Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0045
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $4500.00

Great Lot Of Materials Relating To Douglas Volk's Portrait Of Premier Lloyd George

1) Color Pencil Sketch of Lloyd George Inscribed, “Lloyd George study from life by Douglas Volk 1919 London. 10” x 14”. Very Fine condition. 2) Black and White Print of Volk’s finished Lloyd George portrait Signed, “Douglas Volk 1920.” 9” x 13”, mounted on an 11” x 13” sheet. Some warping and a minor stain, else Fine. 3) Sketch book containing a variety of rough pencil sketches and notes accomplished during Volk’s study of Lloyd George. Additionally, there are also sketches and notes regarding other prominent British political figures. 5 ¼” x 3 ½”. Fine. 4) Also included in this interesting lot are two photographic prints of Volk’s finished portrait of Lloyd George, one with notation on verso, and Five assorted images of Lloyd George used in preparation for Volk’s portrait. In 1919, Douglas Volk was among the American artists selected by the National Art Committee to produce portraits of American and Allied leaders, including Premier Lloyd George, for a pictorial record of World War One. This series of sketches, studies, and related material provide a wonderful glimpse into the working process that culminated in the Lloyd George portrait which hangs in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
Catalog: # AA-0015
Topic: Artists
Price: $2000.00

Highly Colorful And Graphic Advertising Broadside - American Fashions 1866-67

[Genio Scott].22 7/8” x 18 1/4” poster advertising “American Fashions Fall & Winter 1866, 67 by Genio C. Scott, No 171 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with twenty-two color drawings of the seasons’ fashions. .

Genio Columbus Scott began his career in the fashion periodical business in New York City, publishing Scott’s Report of Fashions and The Monitor of Fashion. He also owned a clothing store on Broadway called Fashions. However, his true love was fly fishing. He wrote Fishing in American Waters (1875), illustrating it with 170 of his own pencil sketches. Extremely Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0062
Topic: Advertising
Price: $750.00

Highly Colorful And Graphic Advertising Broadside American Fashions 1855-56

[Genio Scott].22 7/8” x 18 1/4” poster advertising “American Fashions Fall & Winter 1855-6 by Genio C. Scott, No 156 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with twenty-one color drawings of the seasons’ fashions.

Genio Columbus Scott began his career in the fashion periodical business in New York City, publishing Scott’s Report of Fashions and The Monitor of Fashion. He also owned a clothing store on Broadway called Fashions. However, his true love was fly fishing. He wrote Fishing in American Waters (1875), illustrating it with 170 of his own pencil sketches. Extremely Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0047
Topic: Advertising
Price: $750.00

Hollick’s Anatomy And Physiology With A Full Color Cross Section Of “The Human Organization” And Numerous Other Anatomical Plates

Forty pages, 9” x 11 ½”. Printed in Philadelphia by “T.B. Peterson and Brothers, 306 Chestnut Street. No date. In addition to the multi-layered, full color dissected plate found on the frontispiece, Hollick’s Anatomy and Physiology includes black and white plates depicting various aspects of human anatomy. The mechanics of each one of the areas and organs pictures in the work are described in great detail by Hollick. Loose Binding, some toning, and damp staining, on cover.
Catalog: # AA-0041
Topic: Medical History
Price: $500.00

Horace Bumstead, Major In The 43rd U.s. Colored Troops And Second President Of Atlanta University

HORACE BUMSTEAD (1841-1919) Congregationalist minister and educator. During the Civil War, Bumstead was commissioned as a Major for the 43rd regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops, a post he occupied from April 1864 to December 1865. In 1875, Bumstead joined the faculty off Atlanta University as an instructor of Natural Science and went on to serve as the school’s second president from 1888 to 1907. Advanced-Guard, Out-Post, and Detachment Service of Troops, with the Essential Principles of Strategy, and Grand Tactics for the Use of Militia and Volunteers by D.H. Mahan. Stencil on front paste down reads: “Major Horace Bumstead, 43 rd. U.S.C.T.” New York: Published by JohnWiley. 1864 New Edition. Original black cloth, gilt. 4” x 6 ½” 305 pages. Illustrated. Twelve folding plates. Internally Very Good. Wear to covers. Soiled. Lacks spine. A fair to good copy. This work was originally published for use in the Mexican War, but was reissued during the American Civil War
Catalog: # AA-0013
Topic: Civil War
Price: $450.00

Horace Bumstead, Major In The 43rd U.s. Colored Troops And Second President Of Atlanta University

HORACE BUMSTEAD (1841-1919) Congregationalist minister and educator. During the Civil War, Bumstead was commissioned as a Major for the 43rd regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops, a post he occupied from April 1864 to December 1865. In 1875, Bumstead joined the faculty off Atlanta University as an instructor of Natural Science and went on to serve as the school’s second president from 1888 to 1907. The Hand-Book of Artillery, For the Service of the United States, (Army Artillery, Including that of the New Iron Carriage by Joseph Roberts. Signed in pencil, “Horace Bumstead, Mass. Rifle Club,” Feb. 17, 1864.” New York. Published by D. Van Norstand, 1863. Fifth Edition, revised and enlarged. Original decorated red cloth, gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. 4” x 6 ¼” 250 pages, plus 23 pages of advertisements at rear.. Internally Very Good. Some wear to covers. Soiled. Spine darkened. Overall a good copy.
Catalog: # AA-0114
Topic: Civil War
Price: $450.00

Humorous, Illustrated Poem Lamenting The End Of The Holidays

Amusing illustrated poem penned on the verso of a printed Masonic candidacy form. One page, 8 ¼” x 8”. The poet, in an amusing fashion, laments the end of the holiday season and his return to the drudgery of work. The illustration depicts a well dressed gentleman evading his bar tab. The following brief excerpts offer a fine example of the poem’s tone: “ Alas! My holidays are done / For cocktails, pipes and beauty / for “freshness, laziness and fun,” / Read “office, dumps [ ? } and duty” …. Last week Champagne! (Delicious swill) / But now my purse is shorter / I take a quiet pipe with Bill / With bread & cheese & porter … ” An interesting and amusing piece of folk art. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0090
Price: $275.00

John Bassett Moore

JOHN BASSETT MOORE (1860-1947) American authority on international law who was a member of the Hague Tribunal and the first U.S. Judge to serve on the Permanent Court of International Justice. Twenty-Second proof from copper-plate Signed, "John Bassett Moore." One page, 16" x 20 5/8". No place. No date. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0173
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $125.00

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