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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

Large Collection Of 18th Century Tax And Abatement Documents

Lot of 16 Connecticut Abatement and Tax Documents. Colonial dates from the 1750’s to the early 1780’s manuscript documents, includes: 8 pp. folio Manuscript Document Signed, being an Abatement of Persons moved out of Norfolk and State of Connecticut, 1785, listing over twenty people, signed by three Justices of Peace and three selectmen. Many other Connecticut revolutionary names are included on documents that read, for example: “A list of those Person Absconded from the list 1783.” Plus several tax documents and other abatement documents, signed by Justices of the Peace and local selectmen. Towns include Fairfield, Salisbury, Colchester, Hebron, Mansfield, Lyme, etc. All VG or better. A nice collection.
Catalog: # AA-0245
State: Connecticut
Price: $500.00

Leonard Wood

LEONARD WOOD (1860-1927). Physician who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba and Governor General of the Philippines. Trial Proof for a copper plate of Wood Signed, "Leonard Wood Maj. Gen. USA0." One page, 13 3/4" x 18 1/2". No place. No date. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0170
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $575.00

Lord Ashburton Calling Card

3"" x 1 1/2"" calling card. The card reads: ""Lord Ashburton."" This card most likely belongs to ALEXANDER BARING, 1st BARON ASHBURTON (1774-1848) English politician and financier. The possibility exists that it is the calling card of his son, WILLIAM BINGHAM BARING, 2nd BARTON ASHBURTON (1799-1864). This calling card comes from the collection of BENJAMIN OGLE TAYLOR (1796-1868). Taylor was involved inr eal estate in the Washington, D.C. area and was the owner of the WIllard Hotel. Mounting trace on verso. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0100
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $125.00

Lot Of 2 Civil War Requisition Documents

1864, Tennessee. Fully issued Civil war requisition documents for military equipment, clothing and other supplies. One document contains the soldier’s name, rank and all items issued. A great piece of Civil war history.
Catalog: # AA-0268
State: Tennessee
Topic: Civil War
Price: $75.00

Lot of items relating to the WORLD’s publication of a notice postponing the draft during the Civil War

Partially Printed “City and County of New-York” Document. One page, 8 ½” x 3 ½”. The document acknowledges receipt of seventy four dollars and 80 cents from County Comptroller for publication of an advertisement. County Expenditures warrant for publication of a notice in The World. One page, 8 ½”x 3 ½”. Affixed to warrant is a Partially Printed “State of New York, City and County of New York” documentcertifying the state’s debt to The World for the publication of an advertisement Also affixed is the clipped Newspaper proof of “The Draft Postponed!” received by the state and “The World Company” acknowledgement of payment for the publication of “The Draft Postponed!” All Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0247
Topic: Civil War
Price: $125.00

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