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1773 Early American Imprint: Narrative Of The Indian Charity School Now Incorporated With Dartmouth-college

1773 Bound pamphlet: A CONTINUATION OF THE NARRATIVE OF THE INDIAN CHARITY SCHOOL, BEGUN IN LEBANON, IN CONNECTICUT; NOW INCORPORATED WITH DARTMOUTH-COLLEGE, IN HANOVER, IN THE PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. by Eleazar Wheelock D.D.: President of Dartmouth College: Hartford: 1773. 68pp in self wraps. "Eleazar Wheelock was, a graduate from Yale in 1733, pastor of the Second (North) Society in Lebanon, and a popular preacher during the Great Awakening. He began the Charity School (first called More's Charity School, after Col. Joshua More, who contributed a house and school-house) in 1754, and by 1765 had some forty-six pupils, all supported by charity. In 1769 Wheelock was given a charter to establish Dartmouth College, which he did in 1770, and became its first president." (Streeter Sale.) Wheelock's plan for the School, formed to instruct Indians and train them "as missionaries and teachers to their respective tribes" [DAB], was inspired by his having taught Samson Occom in the 1740's. This scarce pamphlet, 7th in a series of 8, provides information on the School from September 26, 1772 to September 26, 1773. This edition is remarkable for its inclusion of the Abstract of the Journal of a Mission to the Delaware Indians West of the Ohio, in 1772 and 1773, by David McClure and Levi Frisbie. FIRST EDITION. Evans 13077. Howes W331aa. VII Streeter Sale 406. Field 1644. Sabin 103210. ExLibris stamp from the Maine Historical Society, 1822; sewn with original thread, a few ink notations to cover page wrap, light browning to edges. Altogether Fine condition.
Catalog: # AM-1006
Topic: Early Imprints
Price: $1750.00

1808 Circular From George W. Campbell Decrying The Actions Of Britain And France As The War Of 1812 Looms

“Great Britain And France Seem To Vie With Each Other In Adopting The Most Effectual Measures In Their Power To Embarrass And Destroy Our Commerce” “….It May Become Indispensable Necessary For Us In Vindication Of Our National Rights and Independence, To Enter Into The Destructive Scenes Of War, The Last Appeal For Justice By An Injured Nation” GEORGE WASHINGTON CAMPBELL (1769-1848) American statesman who served as 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury and as a United States Senator. Printed Circular. Three pages. Washington City. April 14th, 1808. Franked by Campbell on integral address leaf: “Free Geo W. Campbell” and addressed in his hand to “John Coulter Esq Rutledge, Tennessee.” The circular reads in part: “…our relation with the belligerent powers of Europe have not assumed a more favorable aspect. Great Britain and France seem to vie with each other in adopting the most effectual measures in their power to embarrass and destroy our commerce. The cause that produced the embargo law have not yet ceased; but on the contrary every act of those two great rival powers towards us affords new proof of the policy and necessity of the measure, at the time it was adopted, and of continuing in force until either justice be done us by those powers, or we are prepared to go to war to maintain those rights which have been so grossly violated. The arrival of Mr. Rose, the minister extraordinary from Great Britain to this country, excited some hopes that our differences with that nation would at length be amicably adjusted. But those hopes were considerably diminished when it was ascertained that his powers were confined to the outrage committed on our sovereignty in the affair of the Chesapeake alone. To remove however, all pretext on the part of Great Britain for refusing to make just and honorable reparation for this unprovoked set of hostility, acknowledged by herself to be authorized, and the pretended right under which it was done disavowed, our government agreed to separate the adjustment of this affair from the other matters of difference between the two nations; confidently relying there would then remain no obstacle to making the just reparation which the nature of the case and the wounded feelings and honor of this nation so imperiously required. But no sooner was the condition agreed to, than the British minister demanded as a preliminary to negotiation on the subject, that the proclamation of the President of the United states interdicting out ports and harbors to British armed vessels should be revoked … It was in fact adding insult to injury, by calling on the injured party to make concession in the first instance, instead of receiving, as our government had a right to expect, ample and unconditional reparation for an act that was acknowledged to be a lawless and unauthorized attack upon on sovereignty … Mr. Rose informed our government he was not authorized to make know even the nature or extent of the reparation that would be offered, until the proclamation was revoked; and this of course closed the discussion on this subject … By her orders of council which were issued in November last, Great Britain has in fact declared that every American vessel that sails on the ocean shall be subjected to capture and confiscation by her cruisers – be forced into her ports, there to pay such duties as her government may impose … his vessels are taken at seas, carried into the British ports, and there compelled to pay duties, which is in fact nothing less than forcing him to pay a tax on the products of his own country … The duties proposed to be laid, are also extravagant, beyond all calculation – being nine pence sterling per pound on cotton, more than its original cost, and more than 20 percent on most other articles. To such measures as these a free people will never submit … On the other hand France by her late decrees, has subjected to capture and confiscation, not only all neutral vessels having goods of British growth or manufacture on board, or destined for British port, but also all neutral vessels that shall submit to be visited and examined by British cruisers. The consequence of these orders and decrees is, that not a neutral ship can sail, that is not subject to confiscation, by one or other of the belligerent powers. Under such circumstances a continuance of the embargo for some time is rendered absolutely necessary. By it we impose a severe pressure on those nations, particularly as regards their West India colonies, which at the same time we preserve our merchandise and seamen from certain capture … it may become indispensable necessary for us in vindication of our national rights and independence, to enter into the destructive scenes of war, the last appeal for justice by an injured nation … In such crisis as the present, the most effectual way to preserve peace, is to be prepared for war. For this purpose, in addition to the authority given the Executive to erect fortifications and build gun-boats … a law has passed for raising an additional military force of about six thousand men, to aid in the general defense of the nation, and protect against sudden attacks the most exposed and vulnerable points of our extensive frontier, particularly New Orleans … A law has passed continuing in force the law authorize the President to call into actual service on hundred thousand militia, in case the exigency of the country shall require it …I know my fellow citizens will not be wanting in the day of danger. The patriotic flame of liberty will burn in every bosom, and inspire every true American to perform his duty ….” Campbell’s content rich circular provides in-depth insight into the difficulties facing the fledgling American nation following the close of the War of Independence with Great Britain and the subsequent Quasi-War with France. With the War of 1812 looming, American vessels were at constant threat of seizure by both European nations and American seamen found themselves impressed into the service of the British crown at every turn. Specifically, Campbell calls attention to the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair of June 1807. The American vessel Chesapeake was fired upon by the British Leopard after refusing to comply with a British request to search the vessel for deserters. This attack was the precipitating factor that led to the War of 1812 and also drove the U.S. to institute the Embargo Act of 1807 against England, another subject of Campbell’s circular. While diplomatic and economic attempts such as the ill-fated Embargo Act, which showed limited benefits internationally and served to increase political tensions within the United States itself, were initially adopted, tensions continued to build in the ensuing years, ultimately resulting once again in open hostilities with the British. Aside from this astounding content regarding the increasing tensions between the United States, France, and Britain, Campbell’s circular also offers details on the current debt of the United States, and also comments upon a treaty made recently with the Choctaw nation that saw the U.S. obtain about five million acres in the Mississippi Territory and the passage of a law dividing the state of Tennessee. Some paper loss at usual folds throughout document, else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0283
State: District Of Columbia
Topic: War of 1812
Price: $1250.00

1821 Broadside Concerning Inspection And Review Of The Massachusetts Militia

Printed Document. Three pages,10” x 15 1/8”. Roxbury. September 14, 1821. True, Green & Field, Printers, Boston. The document reads, in part: “ … The following will be the form of Inspection and Review, on the second day of October next … The Battalions will be ordered by Colonels, from and intimating from the Inspector, into open columns of Companies, right and front … The Inspector approaches the companies, each captain will command Attention, spring Ramrods. At the last command, the privates and non commissioned staff, will face once and a half to the right, seizing the musket at the same time with the left hand, draw ramrods, spring them into the barrel, and come to the front, next, shoulder arms! - open pans! … At the word March, the Field and Staff Officers dismount, all the company officers, the colors and sergeants between them, will advances four paces to the front of the first rank, and place themselves opposite their respective positions in the order of battle … THE BRIDGADE WILL PASS IN REVIEW … MANOEUVRES OF BATTALTIONS … EVOLTUION OF THE LINE ... It is expect that every officer will make himself so familiar with his duty, that he will be able to give all orders, promptly, and see that they are correctly understood and faithfully executed. The utmost confidence s reposed in the zeal and martial disposition of the officers of the Brigade, to render the day honorable to themselves and the Commonwealth …” Usual folds. Overall Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0128
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $225.00

1821 Meeting Regarding Alterations To The Massachusetts Militia.

Printed Document. Three pages, 7 7/8” x 9 3/4”. Greenfield. June 12, 1821. The document reads, in part: “ … By direction of the members of the within mentioned meeting, we herewith transmit to you an account of their proceedings- You will perceive, that the object of this communication is to obtain your views, in regard to the amendment which ought to be made in the present militia system … It was the general sentiment of the officers at the meeting, that the Legislature would do nothing effectual, unless there was a very general concert and co-operation among the militia throughout the Commonwealth … The committee appointed to enquire into the defects of the present militia system, and to suggest some means by which they may be remedied, be leave to respectfully report, That they have attended to the duty assigned to them; and that in their opinion, the present militia system is defective in two particulars … First- It does not, so fully as it might be made to do, impose the burden of the common defense equally upon the whole community Secondly - The present method of conducting trainings and reviews admits of alterations, which, without materially adding to the burdens of those engaged, would tend greatly to increase the discipline and knowledge of the great body of the militia … ” The document also lists the individuals present at the meeting and provides a brief report of the resolutions examined and voted upon at the meeting. Usual folds. Minor paper loss at edges. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0129
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $175.00

1822 Act Concerning The Massachusetts Militia

Printed Broadside. One page, 9 1/4” x 14”. Massachusetts. 1822. The document reads, in part: “ … An Act, in further addition to an Act, entitled ‘An Act for regulating, governing, and training the militia of the Commonwealth … the following persons, not withstanding their being above the age of eighteen, and under the age of forty-five years, be, and they are hereby conditionally exempted from military duty … Licensed Physicians and Surgeons, all officers who have held, or may hereafter hold, a commission or commissions, in the army or nay of the United States … Sec 2 … That the uniform of the militia … shall be such as his Excellency the Commander in Chief shall prescribe … Sec 6 … That so much of the twenty-second section of the act to which this is an addition, as requires every town and district in the Commonwealth to provide and deposit, sixty-four pounds of good gun powder, for every sixty-four soldiers enrolled within said town …. Sec 10 … That any non commissioned officer or private, who shall refuse or neglect to give any notice or warning, when ordered thereto by the commanding office of the company to which he belongs, shall for such offence, forfeit not less than twenty, nor more than fifty dollars … Sec 17 all laws heretofore made, so far as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed …” Following this act is a three section act entitled, “An Act for limiting the term of imprisonment for fines and forfeitures, incurred for breaches of the laws regulating the Militia of the Commonwealth.” Some wrinkling and staining. Overall Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0122
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $175.00

1912 Election Of Presidential Electors For Franklin County, Indiana

Partially Printed Document. Four pages, 8 ½” x14”. The document tallies the votes received by electors in Franklin County in each of the following categories: Democratic, Republican, Prohibition, Progressive, Socialist and Socialist Labor. Fold reinforced. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0151
State: Indiana
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $125.00

1931 Princeton Banner

68 ½” x 31 ½”. Black felt with orange felt block lettering. Known for its accomplishments in athletics as well as academics, Princeton participated in what is seen as the first ever American Football game against Rutgers in 1869, thus marking the birth of one of the nation’s most popular sports. A great piece of memorabilia from one of America’s most historic universities! Fine condition.
Catalog: # AA-0190
State: New Jersey
Topic: Miscellaneous
Price: $275.00

5 Naval Department Regulations And General Orders

5 ½” x 8 ½”. 4 pp. Two copies of “Regulations for the Enlistment and Government of Apprentice Boys for the Navy.” Navy Department, May 27, 1864. One copy has a stain at lower right on all four pages, but the text is unaffected. Good. 5 ½” x 8 ½”. 4pp. “Navy Department, July 17, 1865. General Orders No. 63. It lists 10 cases brought against seaman. Nine were for desertion or absent without leave, all were found guilty. The 10th was against “James Simmons, Seaman, was tried & found guilty of ‘Using seditious language, and evincing disloyalty, ....when the assassination of President Lincoln was announce....”. Simmons was sentenced to two years in prison. Excellent. 5 ½” x 8 ½”. 1 page. Navy Department, July 19, 1865. General Orders No. 64. The “Act to provide a more efficient discipline for the Navy”. Small stain to extreme top edge affects nothing. Fine. 5 ½” x 8 ½”. 1 page. Navy Department, June 29, 1865. General Orders No. 62. “The following named persons having had Medals of Honor awarded to them for distinguished services in battle....John Cooper...and Patrick Mullen....” Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0240
Topic: Naval History
Price: $145.00

A Choice Printed Silk Broadside Of Andrew Jackson's First Inaugural Address

[ANDREW JACKSON]. A choice silk broadside of Andrew Jackson's first inaugural address. Framed to an overall size of 16” x 21”. March 4, 1829. Printed on silk by Richard C. Langdon, Xenia, Ohio. Complete text of Andrew Jackson’s address. A lovely graphic broadside depicting an eagle at top supported by ornate pillars with wonderful, fine detail. Some minor light dampstaining mentioned for accuracy. Overall a nice clean example of this rare early silk. Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0014
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $2500.00

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

Abstract Of Provisions For The Hospital At Florida’s Fort Barrancas

Partially Printed Document One page, 20 ½” x 17”. Fort Barrancas, Florida, 3rd Regiment of Artillery, Fort Hospital. September 1871. This abstract of requisitions lists a variety of provisions (Pork, Salt Beef, Fresh Beef, Flour, Beans, Rice Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Vinegar, Adaman Candles, Soap, Salt, and Pepper) needed for the sick and wounded soldiers in the Fort Barrancas Hospital. Fort Barrancas was the site of numerous conflicts before it was deactivated in 1947. During the War of 1812, General Andrew Jackson commanded American forces during a small battle between British, Spanish and American forces at the then Spanish controlled fort. In 1818, Andrew Jackson successfully forced the Spanish to surrender the fort to American forces after several days of artillery barrages. Once in American hands, the fort was expanded to defend against both ships entering Pensacola Bay and against land forces. During the Civil War, Confederate forces took control of Fort Barrancas, forcing Union troops to retreat to nearby Fort Pickens. Confederate forces under General Bragg retained control of Fort Barrancas until news of the Union capture of New Orleans reached them, leading the Confederate troops to abandon Pensacola entirely. The fort continued to serve as a signal station, small arms range, and storage area until new weapon technology led to the deactivation of the fort in 1947. In 1980, the fort, now part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, was opened to the public.
Catalog: # AA-0276
State: Florida
Topic: Military History
Price: $90.00

Alex Holland Rail Road Pass Collection

ALEX HOLLAND. Treasurer and longtime secretary of American Express. Group of twenty-eight railroad passes all issued to Alex Holland: “Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad,”“Kenosha, Rockford & Rock Island R.R., “Detroit & Milwaukee Railroad & Steamship Line,” “Chicago & Milwaukee Railroad Co. 1862”, “La Crosse & Milwaukee Rail Road,” “Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Rail Road,” “Michigan Central Railroad, 1862”, “Mich. Southern & Northern Ind. R.R.,” “Milwaukee and Horicon Railroad,” “Milwaukee and Pra. Du Chein Railway,” Milwaukee & Western Railroad,” “Mineral Point Railroad,” “Ohio & Mississippi Railroad,” “Racine & Mississippi & Northern Illinois Railroads,” “Mississippi & Wabash Rail Road,” “Rome, Waternson & Odgensburgh R.R..” Some light soiling to some cards. Overall Fine. Accompanied by a 4 3/8” x 2 3/4” black leather card case with gold printing on flap. Printing reads: “ Alex Holland From Jas. C. Fargo.” Split at right edge of case. Some wear. Overall Very Good.

Catalog: # AA-0219
Topic: Railroad
Price: $2000.00

An 1870 Temperance Document

(TEMPERANCE). D. 2pp. 8 1/2" x 13 3/4". Syracuse. August 17th, 1870. A large printed document concerning the temperance movement: "More than thirty years ago, a political party was organized against American Slavery. The movement was very generally condemned...Slavery had grown to be so great...that the voters could not be rallied to put it to a peaceful death. It had to go out in blood. So, too, is our organizing to suppress dramselling said to be too early. It is before the Republican and Democratic parties are ready for it...we see that the drunkards of our nation have increased to the frightful number of a million...even the temperance societies are all, more or less, soundly asleep over this swift-advancing destruction...Many professed temperance men who eschew our anti-dramshop party and cling to their dramshop party, propose to have Government leave it optional with each town or county, whether there shall or shall not be dramshops in it...We lament that the friends of temperance cannot agree to limit their political war upon intoxicating drinks to the retailing of them...We admit that boundless evils have come from the manufacture and importation of alcohol...Dark as are our skies, the little light that is in them, is sufficient to sustain our hopes...". The document has one two inch tear through part of the text but it does not affect the legibility. An interesting document from the radical arm of the temperance movement.
Catalog: # AM-0244
Topic: Early Imprints
Price: $300.00

An Advertising Broadside For The Golden Rule Paper

Circa 1887, Boston, Mass. 10 ¾” x 15 ½”. 1 page. An advertising broadside stating the “Ten Reason why you want The Golden Rule”. For example, “The Golden Rule contains what no other paper attempts to give, - as in the Christian Endeavor Department and the Department of Applied Christianity….”. The ad also contains testimonials espousing the virtues of the Golden Rule paper. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0260
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $90.00

An Early Republican Circular Inciting Party Members To Choose Delegates For An Election “Which At This Time Agitates Our Distracted State”…

9” x 11”. Lancaster, Pennsylvania. July 17, 1805. Printed circular in which the Republican Corresponding Committee presses the need for viable republican candidates in the upcoming election which they considered to be “the absolute Necessity of prompt and vigorous Exertions…” The appeal continues on, “The Motives and Designs of the Leaders of the present Faction are daily developing, in Colors so storng that no well-disposed Citizen, who is not blinded by Predjudice, or deluded by the fascinating Charms of Novelty, can in Justice to himself, or his Country, remain a silent Spectator, at the Destruction of our Charter of Rights, and the Immolation of our venerable and patriotic Governor…” “The Result of the next Election will either add Stability to the present Constitution, or consign it to Oblivion…” Thomas McKean, who had been elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 1799, would win the upcoming election, ensuring the current party would stay in power. The national political climate was particularly difficult at this period and this document exhibits the efforts put forth at the local levels to support the national agenda. A fine political item. Some light age spots at center, otherwise fine.
Catalog: # AA-0034
Topic: Early Imprints
Price: $225.00

An Extraordinary American Bank Note Company Presentation

1925. A Unique artist initialed color display of a notelike advertising display. This extraordinary artwork was skillfully created by layering a combinatino of engravings and pen and ink work to create what likely was in an office or lobby of the The American Bank Note Company. A large eagle is affixed at center with ornate scrollwork and a 1/8" gilt recessed into this stunning masterpiece. The initials J.S.S., 1925 appear at the lower right corner. Measures 20" x 14 1/2". Matted. A remarkable item.
Catalog: # AA-0147
Price: $2900.00

An Extremely Rare Confederate Secession Arm Or Hatband

[CIVIL WAR]. South Carolina. December 20, 1860. A blue printed card stock, “INDEPENDENCE DECLARED, South Carolina, December 20th 1860”. Attached with thread to a piece of cloth, all original and of the period. Prepared to celebrate the secession of South Carolina, the first state to do so, on December 20, 1860. The card measures 5 ½” x 3 ½” and the cloth is 26”x 4 ¼”. We have heard of only a very few of these in existence and this is the only one with original cloth we know of. Some light surface damage as evidenced in the above photo. A wonderful Civil War item.
Catalog: # AA-0021
Topic: Civil War
Price: $3900.00

An Inquiry Into The Character And Tendency Of The American Colonization And American Anti-slavery Societies By William Jay

Inquiry Into the Character and Tendency of the American Colonization and American Anti-Slavery Societies by William Jay Third Edition 206 page 4 3/4” x 7 3/8”. Foxing. Ex-library edition. Some wear to spine and covers. Slight paper loss to endpapers. A few light notation in margins. WILLIAM JAY (1789-1858), American jurist and reformer, was the son of John Jay (1745-1829), American patriot, statesman, and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. For most of the period from 1818 to 1843, William Jay served as Judge of the county court of Westchester, N.Y. An active abolitionist, he helped establish the New York City Anti-Slavery Society in 1833 and also wrote vigorous anti-slavery pamphlets and articles. In addition, Jay founded the American Bible Society and served as president of the American Peace Society. Overall Fine.
Catalog: # AB-0005
Topic: Miscellaneous
Price: $150.00

An Interesting Lot Of Royalty Items

[ROYALTY] Mixed grouping of 10 unusual royalty and coronation items: Coronation banners 22” x 6” used during the royal procession: “PLEASE REMAIN SEATED WHILE THE PROCESSION PASSES” and in red: ‘Smoking on Stands Strictly Prohibited.” 1937 Needle book with King & Queens pictured (needles removed); 12 x 16” color poster entitled “A British King Bids Farewell to His People for the Love of An American Woman,” 1937, By United Foundation. On the bottom it claims “this is the first absolutely accurate text ever published in the United States of David Edward Windsor’s farewell address…” Photograph in hearts above of the King and his love after he relinquished his throne; Six page typed copy: Gabriel Heatter broadcast, WOR, June 3. The noted American radio commentator’s eloquent soliloquy on the occasion of the marriage of Edward to Wallis Warfield. 2 vintage records: Original Victor 19072 disc of 78 rpm pressing from King George V and Queen Mary to the Boys and Girls of The British Empire: / Empire Day Messages. 1923. On reverse the Band of Coldstream Guards- Home Sweet Home/ God Save the King Attractive and unusual pasted sepia pictures of the King & Queen both sides. Brunswick label: Kings Farewell Speech, both sides of record. “Official Souvenir Programme” of “The Coronation of Their Majesties King George VI & Queen Elizabeth”. “Printed and distributed for King George’s Jubilee Trust by Oldhams Press. A profusely illustrated 32 page account of the coronation day. Gilded cover with emblems and royal insignia. 10” x 8 ½ 19th century steel plate engraving of “The Lower Ward, Windsor Castle.” Lastly, an original 1937 RKO news glossy 8 x10 photograph of Victoria being crowned. Official RKO stamp on back reads: “Permission is hereby granted to newspapers, magazines…to reproduce this photograph.” A delightful and entertaining lot for the Anglophile or Royalty collector.
Catalog: # AA-0165
Country: England
Topic: Royalty
Price: $395.00

An Interesting Pair of Relics Presented By Long-time Custodian of Lincoln’s Tomb, H. W. Fay

[Lincoln Relics]. A 2 ¼” by ¾” piece of wood and oak leaf mounted to a sheet of paper. The paper is embossed, “H. W. Fay, Custodian Lincoln’s Tomb, Springfield, Illinois. Inscribed “To Geo. L. Quackenbush, at Lincoln’s Tomb. March 21, 1933. “Oak leaf from tree at Lincoln’s tomb accompanying a piece of wood from Lincoln’s Springfield home. H. W. Fay”. A passionate collector of Lincolnia himself, Fay often presented his visitors with mementos such as this. Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0266
State: Illinois
Topic: Lincolnia
Price: $450.00

Appointment To The United States Veteran Military League

Partially Printed Document. One page, 17” x 14”. No place. December 22, 1864. Image of an eagle perched atop flags at upper right. Yellow paper wafer seal affixed to upper left. The document commissions “T. Sullivan 22d Congressional Dist. N.Y.” as a Major-General charged with “assist[ing] the ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES in case of emergency …” This unusual item appears to be a commission for a league that was formed in order to provide a ready source of reserves for the Union Army during the Civil War. Minor toning. Else Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0088
Price: $225.00

Black Hills Tungsten, Mining And Milling Co.

1913, Arizona. Stock certificate for 2,500 shares. Black/Gold with a raised gold company seal. Top left vignette of a eagle with spread wings. Bottom center underprinted bust vignette of an allegorical male. Small split at folds. Uncancelled and fine.
Catalog: # SB-4720
State: Arizona
Topic: Mining
Price: $50.00

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 3/4”. New York. November 24, 1848. This evening includes the second to last performance of “New York As It Is,” a hugely popular play that gave birth to the celebrated character of Mose. 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-0003
State: New York
Topic: Broadsides
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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

Cincinnati Museum Association Thanks M. E. Ingalls For His Donation Of A Portrait Of Charles W. West By Eastman Johnson

11" X 15 1/4" The Director is desired to convey to ME Ingalls the Thanks of the Cincinnati Museum Association for the undermentioned donation to this Museum, namely; Portrait of Charles W. West by Eastman Johnson. Dated July 8th 1882. CHARLES W. WEST (1810-1884) He received a common-school education, worked on a farm till he was twenty-one years old, was a clerk in a mill at Rochester, New York, for four years, and then was engaged in milling at Columbia, Pennsylvania, for a year or two. He returned to Rochester, went to the west, and in 1841 established himself in Cincinnati, where he achieved commercial success. In September 1880, he offered to contribute $150,000 toward the erection of an art museum building, provided that an equal amount was raised by subscription, and on the condition being fulfilled he gave twice as much as he had promised. The building was begun in September 1882, and completed before the close of 1885. EASTMAN JOHNSON American Painter, (1824-1906) was born and raised in southwestern Maine. In 1840 he began his artistic training in a Boston lithography shop. His talents as a draftsman soon led him to become a crayon portraitist, a career he pursued for the following decade in Washington, D.C., and in Boston, where he executed portraits of Hawthorne, Emerson, and Longfellow
Catalog: # AA-0258
Price: $275.00

Coin Salvaged From A Spanish Vessel Sunk During The Spanish-American War

Typed Document Signed. One page, 8” x 10 7/8”. 17” x 20 1/2” matted and framed. Massachusetts. September 21, 1899. The document reads, in part: “The accompanying Spanish gold coin, 25 pesetas, the impressions of which are hereon made, is a relic of the American-Spanish was and was presented to Ralph S. Bartlett by Lieut. Walter Ball, United States Navy, at a dinner aboard the United States gunboat “Marietta”, September 19, 1899. This coin was found by Lieut. Ball on July 5, 1898, amid the ruins, near an officer’s stateroom, of the destroyed Spanish armoured [sic] cruiser “El Almirante Oquendo”, one of the ships of Admiral Cervera’s fleet, near the harbor of Santiago, Cuba, Lieut. Ball being at the time an officer upon Admiral Samson’s flagship “New York”. In witness of the foregoing statement, the said Walter Bell hereto affixes his signature this twenty-first day of September, A.D. 1899 Walter Ball …” Below Ball’s signature a Notary Public has attested that Ball has sworn on oath that his statement is true. Gold notary’s seal at lower left. The above noted coin is affixed to the lower right corner of document and the top of document bears a faint impression of both sides of the coin. Very Fine. This document is accompanied by four photographic images mounted to a single sheet. Each photograph measures 4 3/4” x 3 5/8”. The images are identified as “Isles of Shoals 1897,” “Maplewood Avenue Bridge and Boat House 1897,” “Coburn Hoyt 1897” and “Steamship ‘New York’ Portsmouth Harbor NH 1897”. Fine. Also accompanied by the book Our Nation in War, which documents the Spanish American War, including the destruction of the “El Almirante Oquendo” and other vessels in Cervera’s fleet. Very Good.
Catalog: # AA-0250
Topic: Spanish-American War
Price: $1500.00

Confederate Imprint: General Orders Detailing The Disposition Of Dead Soldiers Clothing

General Orders No. 63. 5 ¼” x 7 ¾”. Self cover. Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. Richmond, August 6, 1864: “All detailed men will report to, and be commanded by the generals of reserves in the states to which they respectively belong, who will organize them into companies and regiments.” The order details revisions and revocation of other orders and amends General Orders No. 49 concerning the disposition of dead soldiers clothing; “Surgeons in charge of hospitals will have the military clothing of deceased soldiers washed before turning it over to the quartermaster for reissue. The appraisement of such clothing will not exceed the prices established in General Orders.” Signed in type by Samuel Cooper. Couple of small binding holes at left. Very Fine
Catalog: # AA-0202
State: Virginia
Topic: Civil War
Price: $475.00

Confederate Postal Department Contractor’s Agreement And Schedule

Partially Printed Document. Two pages, 8 1/2”x 13 7/8. Confederate States of American Post Office Department, Contract Bureau. August 22, 1863. The document lists L.D. McMakin as the contractor for Mail Route # 1966 from Spartanburg to Morrittsville, [?] South Carolina. It also lists the route’s schedule and provides printed instructions regarding the Postmaster’s responsibility as regards contractors.
Even with able administrators such as Postmaster General John Reagan, the postal service of the Confederate States of America found itself continually interrupted by Northern blockades and the invading Union Army. Prior to his appointment to this troubled organization, L.D. McMakin had served as a corporal in the Third South Carolina Reserves. A nice piece of Confederate postal history. Some paper loss at center fold. Else Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0087
Topic: Confederate & Southern States
Price: $850.00

Connecticut Courant

[Newspaper]. 4 pages. Monday, December 8, 1799. An unusual edition of the well known Connecticut Courant printed by Hudson and Goodwin in that the entire front page of the paper displays an advertisement for Hudson and Goodwin’s books. “Hudson and Goodwin have for sale at their store opposite the North Meeting House, Hartford, the following books, which they have lately received from London, Dublin and elsewhere.” A wide variety of books in many topical interest areas such as medicine, poetry, divinity, arts and sciences and many others are included as well as writing papers, account books, etc. Excellent condition.
Catalog: # AA-0215
State: Connecticut
Topic: Newspapers
Price: $225.00

Cooper Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon Pay Order

December 31, 1863.. A colorful partly printed pay order depicting an American Flag printed with the words “Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon” The order is to Mr. A. M. Simpson, Treas. of Cooper Shop Vol. Ref. Saloon to pay “Mrs. Davis, Four 50/100.” The Cooper Union was formed to provide support in the form of meals, clothing, newspapers and other essentials to Union troops as they were passing through Philadelphia to and from the South. Extremely fine.
Catalog: # AA-0200
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Civil War
Price: $49.00

Devoe's Brilliant Oil Works, Brooklyn

A colorful printed advertising card measuring 9 3/4" x 5 1/2". Detailed depiction of the company's factories. At bottom left and right are various containers in which Devoe's oil was transported. The verso of the advertisement offers a description of the oil works as well as the company's product. Printed by Donaldson Brothers, Five Points, New York. Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0154
Topic: Advertising
Price: $90.00

Early Group Of Extension Of Bank Charters

1829, New York. 8 1/2” X 13 1/2”. Early 7 piece group of printed acts to extend bank charters in New York state in 1829. The acts are for the following banks; Bank of Columbia, Bank of Utica, Bank of Auburn, Bank of Newburgh, Middle District Bank, Bank of Genesee and Butchers and Drovers’ Bank, Nice early banking related memorabilia.
Catalog: # AA-0102
Topic: Financial
Price: $250.00

Election For NH’s Representative To Congress And For Electors Of President And Vice-president

Partially Printed Document. One page, 8 1/4” x 13 1/2”. New Hampshire. 1796. The document reads, in part: “ … Pursuant to an Act of this State, passed June 21st, 1792, directing the mode of choosing Representatives to the Congress of the United States. You are hereby required to notify and war a meeting of the inhabitants of said Plymouth … for the purpose of voting, by ballot for one of the following persons, viz. JONATHAN FREEMAN, Esquire, or PELEG SPRAGUE, Esquire … one of which is to be chose for a Representative of this state in the Congress of the United States … Given at the COUNCIL-CHAMBER in EXTER, this 24th day of September. In the year of our LORD, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six … N.B. The meeting for the choice of Six Persons to be electors of a President and Vice President of the United States, is to be holden on the First Monday of November, agreeable to law … ” Usual folds. Some edge wear at left, not affecting text. Evans 25869, Bristol B8082, Shipton & Mooney 46520. Some light toning from a previous framing. Printed at Exeter by H. Ranlet. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0162
State: New Hampshire
Topic: Early Imprints
Price: $1250.00

Exceptionally Graphic Early Maritime Membership Certificate

Printed Document. One page, 41” x 30”. Black. Vignette of Charity and three children at top center. Detailed vignette of numerous pilot boats and other vessels at the entrance to New York Harbor. Designed and Engraved by Hoogland. The document serves to certify membership in the Pilots’ Charitable Society. Incorporated in 1817, the Pilots’ Charitable Society of New York sought to provide financial assistance to those pilots prevented from working due to age, sickness or any other cause (with the exception of drunkenness). In addition, it also provided financial support for the burial of members and the subsequent care of their widows and young children. Paper loss at edges, not affecting image or text. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0067
Price: $400.00

Faux Gold Facsimile Of A Liberty Head Gold Piece

Faux gold facsimile of a Liberty Head Gold piece. 1 ¾” in diameter. Reserve reads “Views of Boston.” Coin opens to reveal an accordion fold series of 18 Boston landmarks and identifies Rand McNally & Co., Chicago as the coin’s manufacturer. Some minor edge wear, minor edge separation and color loss. Else Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0237
State: Massachusetts
Price: $245.00

Fine Miniature Constitution of the Confederate States of America 1861

This edition of the Constitution of the Confederate States of America was printed by S.S. Callender & Co in New Orleans in 1861. It includes all changes and legislation up to the Ordinance of Ratification pass by the Louisiana State Convention on March 21, 1861. According to Parrish and Willingham 12, only three existing copies of this edition exist. Furthermore, only twenty-nine university libraries in the country have it, and those that have it do not own hard copies. All twenty-nine libraries only have it on microform. The piece itself is twenty-nine pages and is 4”x3”.
Catalog: # AM-1828
Topic: Civil War
OUT OF STOCK

General Orders No 4

Printed Document. One page, 4 ¼” x 6 7/8”. War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington. February 26, 1861. The document details regulations regarding Army uniforms. Paper loss at right edge, not affecting text. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0270
State: Washington
Topic: Civil War
Price: $75.00

General Orders, Boston March 11, 1822 Concerning Military Court Martials

Printed Broadside. One page, 7 7/8” x 14”. Headquarters, Boston. March 17, 1822. The document reads, in part: “ Geneal [sic] Orders. The General Court Martial, of which Brigadier-General Appleton is President, having tried Colonel EPHRAIM WARD of the 4th regiment, 1st brigade, 5th division, upon sundry charges exhibited against him by Lieut. SOUTHWORTH ELLIS, junr. And Ensign BENNET BRIGGS of the same regiment … it appears, that, upon the first article of the complaint, in which it is alleged, in substance, that the respondent, in presiding at an election of compny officers, allowed several persons to vote who did not belong to the company …. And that he refused to receive the vote of one person who was duly enrolled … That, of the 4th article, expressed in the following words, ‘said WARD made his return, that said TINKHAM was duly elected Captain of said company, when he must have known that it was not the choice of said company that said TINKHAM should be their captain … the Court decided ‘that said WARD is guilty’. Wherefore the Court having taken into consideration the offence of which it hath adjudged COL. EPHRAIM WARD to be guilty, after full and mature deliberation thereon, sentenced him be reprimanded in orders … The elective franchise is dear to every elector’s heart … and all the regulations which have emanated from Head Quarters, on this important branch of service, are designed to elucidate and secure to electors this inestimable constitutional privilege … The same Court also tried Colonel JOSHUA HAMBLEM … Chares 1st Neglect of duty and disobedience of orders … neglecting to make the annual returns of his regiment … … Unmilitary conduct … For exercising a military command when he was under arrest … after a full and mature deliberation being had, did sentence him to be removed from office, and adjudged him to be disqualified for, and incapable of holding any military office, under this Commonwealth, for life … The same Court also tried Major FREEMAN FOSTER, Brigade Quarter Master … on the complaint of Brigadier General WILLIAM H. SUMNER … for neglecting to inspect the Military Stores … For neglecting, in the month of September last, to make out a return … it found the said Major FREEMAN FOSTER guilty, and sentenced him to be removed from office, and to be disqualified for, and incapable of holding any military office under the Commonwealth for the term of one year …” Nice court martial content, especially in regard to the two soldiers charged with neglect. Light toning at edges. A few folds. This broadside appears to be a printer’s draft copy, evidenced by the mistaken spelling of General, which has been noted and corrected in pen.
Catalog: # AA-0123
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $175.00

Genio Scott Fall/winter 1844-45

Genio Scott]. 26 1/4” x 19 3/4” poster advertising American Fashions Fall & Winter 1844-1855 by Genio C. Scott, No 146 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with twenty 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. Cloth backed. Some edge wear. Overall Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0051
Topic: Advertising
OUT OF STOCK

Genio Scott Fall/winter 1845-46

[Genio Scott]. 20” x 24 5/8” poster advertising American Fashions Fall & Winter 1845-1846 by Genio C. Scott, No 146 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with seventeen 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. Cloth Backing. A few tears. Overall Very Good.

Catalog: # AA-0054
Topic: Advertising
Price: $750.00

Genio Scott Fall/winter 1856-1857

[Genio Scott]. 18 1/2” x 22 3/4” poster advertising American Fashions Fall & Winter 1856-1857 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. Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0056
Topic: Advertising
Price: $750.00

Genio Scott Fall/winter 1869-70

[Genio Scott]. 26 1/8” x 21 1/2” poster advertising American Fashions Fall & Winter 1869-1870 by Genio C. Scott, No 615 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with nineteen color drawings of the seasons’ fashions. Tape repair and some soiling. Numerous old glassine repairs at tears.

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. Overall, Good.

Catalog: # AA-0058
Topic: Advertising
Price: $550.00

Genio Scott Fall/winter 1870-71

[Genio Scott]. 18 1/4” x 23 1/4” poster advertising American Fashions Fall & Winter 1870-1871 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. Old Glassine repair at lower left. Overall Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0055
Topic: Advertising
Price: $550.00

Genio Scott Fall/winter 1873

[Genio Scott]. 26 1/8” x 21 1/2” poster advertising American Fashions Fall & Winter 1873 by Genio C. Scott, No 615 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with nineteen 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. Tape repair and some soiling. Numerous old glassine repairs at tears. Overall, Good.

Catalog: # AA-0057
Topic: Advertising
Price: $300.00

Genio Scott Fall/winter 1875-76

[Genio Scott]. 20 7/8” x 25 7/8” poster advertising American Fashions Fall & Winter 1875-1876 by Genio C. Scott, No 615 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with seventeen 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. Tape repair to splits. A few tears. Overall Very Good.

Catalog: # AA-0052
Topic: Advertising
Price: $750.00

Genio Scott Spring/summer 1846

[Genio Scott]. 25” x 19 3/4” poster advertising American Fashions Spring and Summer 1846 by Genio C. Scott, No 146 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with eighteen color drawings of the seasons’ fashions. Cloth backed.

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. Overall Fine

Catalog: # AA-0061
Topic: Advertising
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Genio Scott Spring/summer 1851

[Genio Scott]. 23 5/8” x 18 3/8” poster advertising American Fashions Spring and Summer 1851 by Genio C. Scott, No 130 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with twenty 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. Tipped onto a larger sheet. Split at center of poster. Overall Very Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0049
Topic: Advertising
Price: $750.00

Genio Scott Spring/summer 1854

[Genio Scott]. 18 3/8” x 22 3/4” poster advertising American Fashions Spring & Summer 1854 by Genio C. Scott, No 130 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with twenty 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. Splits at edges. One pin hole. Overall Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0050
Topic: Advertising
Price: $750.00

Genio Scott Spring/summer 1858

[Genio Scott]. 22 1/2” x 18 1/2” poster advertising American Fashions Spring and Summer 1858 by Genio C. Scott, No 156 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with twenty color drawings of the seasons’ fashions. Tape repair on verso to split at top center.

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. Overall Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0059
Topic: Advertising
Price: $750.00

Genio Scott Spring/summer 1863

[Genio Scott]. 22 1/2” x 18 1/8” poster advertising American Fashions Spring and Summer 1863 by Genio C. Scott, No 156 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with twenty-two color drawings of the seasons’ fashions, including military dress.

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. Tear at upper right-center. Overall Very Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0053
Topic: Advertising
Price: $750.00

Genio Scott Spring/summer 1868

[Genio Scott]. 22 3/4” x 18” poster advertising American Fashions Spring and Summer 1868 by Genio C. Scott, No 156 Broadway New York.” Wonderfully illustrated with twenty-two color drawings of the seasons’ fashions. A couple small areas of discoloration.

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. Overall Very Fine

Catalog: # AA-0060
Topic: Advertising
Price: $750.00

Graphic Principal Chief Of The Shawanoes Print

Graphic 13" x 20" print of the Principal Chief of the Shawanoes. This wonderful example was published by the F.W. Greenough of Philadelphia. It is ideal for framing.
Catalog: # AA-0009
Topic: American Indian
Price: $475.00

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

Group Of 9 Original Shaker Items

Group of 9 original Shaker items, including items owned by one of the last Canterbury Shakers.

SISTER BERTHA LILLIAN PHELPS .(1876-1973), the spiritual center of the Canterbury Shaker Village in its later years.

Lot includes 4 photographs/portraits:

1- Black & white framed glossy of Sister Lillian Phelps wearing her bonnet and coat (8 x 10)

2- 1913 salt print of Elder E. Sterling (2 ½ x 3 ½)

3- Miniature photograph albumen image of Shaker brother Giles Avery. (1 ½” x 2”)

4- Sister Lillian Phelps pine clothes hanger, (14”)

5-Shaker Tin Box shaped like a trunk. A yellow label attached to bottom reads “...made by the Shakers, Enfield, Conn. Printed to Charles Thompson by the Dwight Moody Family of West Springfield, Mass, 1961

6-Shaker wood box (3 ¼” high, 9” long, 6” wide) with 4 removable, round, metal feet. Inside are portions of a sewing kit

7- Lot of 12 yellow Medicinal “Tumblers”

8-Small printed pamphlet, “Who are the Shakers,” (printed 1959)

9-Original manuscript 68 page song book, “Choice Selections – L.E. Phelps.” This is a collection of Shaker Poetry and Hymnals gathered by Sister Lillian herself. Inside the front & rear covers are pasted newspaper clippings (Circa1917) of other selections Sister Phelps saw fit to include.

One of the last Shaker songs to be ever written was composed by Sister Lillian Phelps at Canterbury in 1914. The lasted printed Shaker hymnal was published at Canterbury, New Hampshire in 1908 and was entitled, “A Shaker Hymnal.” Since then only a few Shaker songs have been written. One of these was penned by Sister Phelps as late as 1959. Founded by a woman, Mother Ann Lee(s) (1736-1784), the Shakers have always believed in the “equality of the sexes in all departments of life.” America’s last Shaker community, the Canterbury Shaker Village, in Canterbury, New Hampshire, was in its twilight at the time of Sister Phelps’ death. Phelps’ few possessions are sterling examples of Shaker art at its finest.

Catalog: # AA-0042
Price: $1500.00

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

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

Man Sent To Work On An Alabama Chain Gang

D.S. 1p. Large partly printed form, to be filled out by the probate judge, listing “ Convicts sentenced to hard labor for Lauderdale County , Alabama”. For the three months period ending April 2nd, 1885. Apparently Lauderdale County was experiencing something of a labor shortage at the time. One individual “Archie Kelly” was listed as being sentenced during that period, set at forced labor for : “ Milner Coal & Iron Co.” for twenty days. Archival tape repair on verso at folds.
Catalog: # AA-0243
State: Alabama
Price: $125.00

Massachusetts General Orders Concerning Military Uniforms

Printed Document. Three pages, 9 1/2” x 11 1/4”. Head Quarters, Boston. August 22, 1822.The document reads, in part: “ … IN pursuance of the provisions of the second section of an Act, entitled ‘An Act in further addition to an Act, entitled and Act for regulating, governing, and training the Militia of this Commonwealth,’ passed the 21st day of February, 1822, for establishing an UNIFORM for the Militia, THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF Orders …” The document goes on to specify the regulations regarding uniforms for various ranks of militiamen. Included are “LIGHT INFANTRY,” “GRENADIERS,” “SEA FENCIBLES,” “RIFLEMEN,” and “MUSICIANS.” Usual folds. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0124
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $175.00

Massachusetts General Orders March 19, 1821.

Printed Document. One page, 15 1/8” x 21 1/8”. Head Quarters, Boston. March 19, 1821. The document reads, in part: “ … PURSUANT to the General Order of the 9th of March last, the new forms of Company Rolls, and of the Annual Returns, which had been prepared containing columns for designating the colors, musical instruments, books of record and instruction, and other public property, which had been furnished, by the State, for the use of the Militia, in addition to those, distinguishing the condition of the officers and privates, and the state of their arms and equipments, were adopted on the first Tuesday of May last … THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF THEREFORE ORDERS, That, the aforegoing advice of Council be carried into effect; and that hereafter, the Seventh Division composed of the Militia in the County of Worcester, shall be called and known by the name of the Sixth Division … Sensible that Court Martials often destroy the harmony, which it is desirable to cultivate among the officer; and that a frequent recurrence to their authority is attended with unnecessary expense to the State; the Command in Chief, by the General Orders of 9th of March, before referred to, established the directions, printed on the blank forms … as their rule of conduct … Frequent complaints having been made, that those, who are able to do the hardest labor, often obtain certificates of their inability to perform military duty, which is discouraging to those who are compelled to perform it; the Surgeons and Surgeon’s Mates will, hereafter, be particularly careful, in their examination of the caused assigned for obtaining exemption … ”Usual folds. Some minor paper loss at folds. Edge wear. Overall Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0130
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $275.00

Mustad Key Brand Fish Hooks Sample Book

Salesman’s sample book of nearly 100 vintage O. Mustad & Son fishhooks in an expandable 9 section book, Circa 1900. Each page has multiple vintage labels of the historic Norwegian fishing supply company. There are a few hooks missing, but majority is there in a classic display with ornate borders. Red cloth board which shows fraying to edges and age wear, though presents itself fully for any antique fishing gear collector. VG. O. MUSTAD & SON started their production of fish hooks in the 1870s, they soon realized that the hooks coming out of their machines were not fit to fish with. They were too soft and rusted after a day in water. The founder, Hans Mustad, then summoned specialists from Redditch, England, to help him solve the problems. They were specialists in tempering, design and fly-tying. Mustad is today the leading manufacturer of fish hooks in the world.
Catalog: # AA-0164
Country: Norway
Topic: Sports
Price: $1250.00

National Balloting List For The Midterm Election Of 1838

One page, 7 ¾” x 9”, mounted in a 12 ½” x 13 ½” brown wood frame. The document lists pertinent information for each state regarding the 1838 House election. This information includes the seat of government in all states, the time elections are to be held, the time each legislature is scheduled to meet, and the number of electors and representatives from each state.
Catalog: # AA-0066
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $575.00

National Galaxy Featuring Engravings And Biographies Of America’s First Ten Presidents

Printed J. Greenleaf Broadside. One page, 28 ¾” x 21 ½”. With ornate black & white border. Boston. 1849. There are 10 N. Dearborn steel engraved portraits of the presidents and a printed biography of each. Published by J. Howe, Boston.

This broadside is especially unique in that each of the 10 portraits were printed separately and then mounted in the proper place on the broadside sheet bearing the presidents’ biographies. This process ensured that the publisher could achieve a life like image of the subjects far superior to alternate method using woodblock engravings. Some paper loss and dampstaining at edges. Else Very Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0182
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $1900.00

New Hampshire Broadside Instructing The Town Of Newport To Nominate Candidates To Represent The State in the United States Congress

[Broadside - New Hampshire]. July 19, 1804. 7 1/2" x 12 1/2". To the Selectmen of Newport, New Hampshire. "Pursuant to and Act of this State passed June 21, 1792, directing the mode of choosing Representatives to the Congress of the United States, you are hereby required to notify and warn a meeting...for the purpose of voting, by ballot, for five persons, duly qualified, for the Representatives of this State in the Congress of the United States." Signed in print by Governor John Taylor Gilman. Countersigned by J. Pearson. Folds. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0277
State: New Hampshire
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $450.00

New Ipswich Celebrates The Centennial Of Its Organization Under The NH Charter

Printed Document. One page, 7 ¾” x 9 ¾”. New Ipswich. August 1, 1850. Addressed on integral leaf to “Rev. Mr. Hill, Colebrook NH.” With “BOSTON 28 AUG” postal cancellation. The document requests the presence of Rev. Hill and any friends at the centennial celebration. Some minor toning. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0257
Price: $125.00

Philadelphia Seeks Information Concerning Insane Residents

Printed Document. One page, 7 ¾”x 9 7/8”. Philadelphia. December 30, 1838. The document seeks information “relative to the number and treatment of insane, idiotic, and fatuous persons in the Commonwealth, with a view to the amelioration of their condition” and poses eight questions regarding the number and treatment of those individuals. Two small splits at edge not affeting text. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0256
Price: $195.00

Philadelphia, Germantown & Norristown Rail Road Company

1858, Pennsylvania. Early stock certificate for 10 shares. Black. Four bust portrait vignettes at the four corners including Geo. Washington and Wm. Penn. Small early train vignettes within the border. Vignette at center of an early train traveling through the countryside. Trimmed close at left margin. Contemporaneous ink spot at top margin. A Scarce and popular certificate. Punch cancelled and fine.
Catalog: # SB-5655
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Railroad
Price: $175.00

Printed Broadside

Printed Broadside. 8 3/8” x 9 1/4”. New York. No date. Printed by Francis & Loutrel. The broadside offers the services of the law firm of Nettleton, Gilbert & Camp to those soldiers discharged on account of battle wounds who wish to receive a $100 bounty.
Based out of New York, the law firm of Nettleton, Gilbert & Camp offered to make collection of pay, bounties and pensions due to Union soldiers at reduced rates. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0085
Price: $750.00

Printed Document Signed In Type By Santa Anna Days Before The Taking of Veracruz And His Promotion To The Rank Of Brigadier General

Printed Document. One page, 8 1/2"" x 12"", on laid paper. Veracruz. October 15, 1822. Signed in type by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. (1794-1876) Mexican political leader who greatly influenced Mexican and Spanish politics and government. During his forty year career, Santa Anna rose to the rank of both general and president. Over a period of twenty-two years, Santa Anna served as President of Mexico on eleven non-consecutive occasions. The Spanish document concerns a two percent tax placed upon gold and silver in relation to a loan of six hundred thousand pesos. Very Fine.

On October 25, 1822 Santa Anna would take control of Veracruz under orders from Mexico’s Emperor Iturbide. For this successful operation, Santa Anna was named brigadier general and Commander of the Province of Veracruz by Iturbide. Iturbide soon grew suspicious of Santa Anna’s power, quickly removing him from his command and ordering him to join the Junta de Guerra in Mexico City. Santa Anna refused to follow this order and instead returned to Veracruz where he proclaimed a Mexican Republic and declared Iturbide’s reign invalid in early December of 1822. With support growing quickly for a Mexican Republic, Iturbide was forced to abdicate on March 19, 1823. A fine document from an important period in the early life of Santa Anna.

Catalog: # AA-0043
Country: Mexico
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $900.00

Printed Invitation

Invitation to a picnic and ball at the headquarters of Colonel Percy Wyndham and his staff Printed Invitation. 4” x 2 1/2”. This invitation to a picnic and ball to be held on Bushrod Hunter’s estate on August 1, 1863 is extended to a Mr. H. Beaumont. Percy Wyndham (1833-1879) fought for France, Austria and for Garibaldi before joining the Union Army in 1861. Serving until late 1863, Wyndham’s most outstanding performance came during the Battle of Brandy Station. During this battle, he bravely led his cavalry directly into enemy lines, fighting hand to hand, and then ordered them to fight their way back out! Wyndham’s adventurous lifestyle continued until his death, which came when the hot air balloon he was riding in burst in midair while he was in India. Very Fine
Catalog: # AA-0273
Topic: Civil War
Price: $95.00

Railroad Executive Melville Ingall’s Contributing Membership Certificate For The Cincinnati Light Artillery Of The Ohio National Guard

Partly-printed membership certificate of the Cincinnati Light Artillery, Second Battery issued to M. E. Ingalls. MELVILLE INGALLS (1842 – 1914). Railroad executive. 12 ½” x 9 ¼”. “This is to Certify that M. E. Ingalls has been duly elected and enrolled as a Contributing Member of the Cincinnati Light Artillery, Second Battery, O.N.G.” This piece originated from a group of Ingalls papers and documents that surfaced some time ago. Imprinted red eagle at top right. Embossed gold seal at lower left. Excellent condition
Catalog: # AA-0251
Price: $150.00

Scene On The Beautful Hudson River

11 1/2” x 10 black and white photograph of the Hudson River. Mounted to a 17 1/8” x 14 1/4” sheet, which is in turn mounted to a piece of foamboard. Text below image reads: “SCENE ON THE BEAUTIFUL HUDSON RIVER, In Front of General Grant’s Resting-Place, the Day of the Burial. At the conclusion of the Ceremonies at the Tomb, the Regimental Salute was answered by the thunder of the guns of the North Atlantic Squadron.” Some splits and paper loss to larger sheet, not affecting image. Overall Fine.
Catalog: # PH-0032
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $275.00

Seneca Mining Company

1911, Michigan. Stock certificate for 11 shares. Top center vignette of the state seal. Vignettes of working miners. Punch cancelled and fine.
Catalog: # SB-5680
State: Michigan
Topic: Mining
Price: $75.00

Society For The Propagating Of The Gospel

Printed 18th century document. Boston. 7 ¾ x 9”. Unused. “The Society for the Propagating the Gospel among the Indians and Others in North America, acknowledging the receipt of — from your hands; and have directed me to return their thanks for your benevolent intention to promote the object of their institution ; assuring you, that they will faithfully apply your donation to the purpose for which it was generously given…” In 1787 the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Among the Indians and Others in North America was organized and incorporated in order to give inspiration and leadership to regional societies. While some worried about carrying the gospel to the Indians, others thought it an important endeavor to teach the “Heathens” about the Lord. Luminaries such as Revolutionary War General Benjamin Lincoln and John Lowell were members who contributed. During last part of the 18th century and early 19th, Missionary activity to Christianize the Indian was furthered by associations formed to provide bibles, pamphlets and people for the expanding frontier, without such work, they feared, the frontier would be paganized. Rare and in Extremely Fine condition.
Catalog: # AA-0216
State: Massachusetts
Topic: American Indian
Price: $395.00

Soldiers Discharged Following Their Service In The War Of 1812

Document Signed, “John Freeman.” One page, 7 1/4” x 6 3/4”. Head Quarters, Sandwich. June 15, 1816. The document orders “… officers of said first regiment to meet at John Lawrence’s in Sandwich … to choose a Lieutenant Colon. Commandant and one Major in Place of David Nye .. Nathaniel Jinkens having resigned their commissions in said regiment …” Affixed is an Autograph Deposition Signed by Job Davis. One page, 8” x 9 1/2”. Barnstable. September 21, 1816. The document reads, in part: “… I Job Crocker Davis of Barnstable … first Lieutenant of the Company of Light Infantry in the first regiment, third brigade, fifth division of the militia of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts testify and say that I was duly notified according to law t attend at the house of William Fernsden [?] … for the choosing of a Colonel and a Major in said first regiment - but that I never received any orders or notification either written or verbal to attend the election … for the choice of Lieutenant Colonel and Major in the said fifth regiment … ” Lieutenant Col. David Nye’s regiment served a few days in January, February, June, September and October, 1814. In total, these men served for fourteen days in Falmouth and Barnstable. During this period, the regiment was present at Falmouth when the British brig “Nimrod” bombarded Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Catalog: # AM-1450
Topic: War of 1812
Price: $175.00

State Of New York Banking Department

1923, New York, New York. A partly printed document signed “George V. McLaughlin” as superintendent. The document states: “...Whereas I have heretofore approved the organization certificate of Irving Bank, New York...complied with the provisions of Chapter 2, of the consolidated Laws, and with all other requirements of Law...I...authorized the said Irving Bank New York to transact business of a bank...and do hereby certify that such business can be safely intrusted to it...” The document has an intact gold seal and the State seal in the upper left. It is in extremely fine condition overall
Catalog: # AA-0225
State: New York
Price: $90.00

State Of New York Banking Department

1923, New York, New York. A partly printed document signed “George V. McLaughlin” as superintendent. The document states: “...Whereas, the Irving Bank, New York, a Bank, located in the City of New York...has heretofore made application to me for permission to exercise certain fiduciary powers set forth in application...I... specially authorize the said Irving Bank, New York to act as Trustee, Executor, Administrator, Transfer Agent or Registrar of Stocks and Bonds, Guardian of Estates, Assignee, Receiver, Committee of Estates Lunatics, or in any other fiduciary capacity in which Trust Companies are permitted to act.” The metallic seal has some wear: the document is in very fine condition overall
Catalog: # AA-0226
State: New York
Price: $90.00

State Of New York Banking Department

1926, New York. A partly printed document signed “Frank H. Warder” as superintendent. The partly printed document states “...Whereas I have heretofore approved the organization certificate of The American Exchange-Pacific Bank of New York...complied with the provisions of Chapter 2, of the consolidated Laws, and with all other requirements of Law...I...authorize the said The American Exchange-Pacific Bank to transact business of a bank and do hereby certify that such business can be safely intrusted to it...” The document has an intact gold seal and the states seal in the upper left. It is in extremely fine condition overall
Catalog: # AA-0227
State: New York
Price: $90.00

State Of New York Banking Department

1926, New York. A partly printed document signed “Frank H. Warder” as superintendent. The partly printed document states “...Whereas The American Exchange-Pacific Bank of New York...in the City of New York...has heretofore made application to me for permission to exercise certain fiduciary powers set forth in such application...I...specially authorize the said The American Exchange-Pacific Bank to act as Trustee, Executor, Administrator, Transfer Agent or Registrar of Stocks and Bonds, Guardian of Estates Assignee, Receive, Committee of Estates of Lunatics, or in any other fiduciary capacity in which Trust Companies are permitted to act.” The document has a gold seal and the New York logo in upper corner. It is in very fine condition overall
Catalog: # AA-0228
State: New York
Price: $90.00

State Of New York Banking Department

1926, Albany. Document for the American Exchange Pacific Bank. A partly printed “State of New York” document signed “Frank H. Warder as Superintendent of Banks.” The piece states: Whereas, Application has been made to the Superintendent of Banks in the State of New York by THE AMERICAN EXCHANGE-PACIFIC BANK...in the borough of Manhattan...for permission to open and occupy a branch office at each of the following locations...It appears from an investigation made in accordance with provisions of Section 51 of the Banking Law that he public convenience and advantage will be promoted by the opening of such branch office...I DO HEREBY AUHORIZE The American Exchange Pacific Bank...to open and occupy a branch office...”The document is in very fine condition overall.
Catalog: # AA-0229
State: New York
Price: $90.00

State Of New York Banking Department

1923,New York. A partly printed “State of New York” document signed “George V. McLaughlin” as Superintendent of Banks” It states in part “WHEREAS, Application has been made to the Superintendent of Banks...by the Irving Bank, New York, located in the borough of Manhattan...for permission to open and occupy a branch office...the public convenience and advantage will be promoted by the opening of such branch offices...I...DO HEREBY AUTHORIZE the IRVING BANK NEW YORK, to open and occupy a branch office. The two page document is in excellent condition overall.
Catalog: # AA-0230
State: New York
Price: $90.00

Superb Ottawa Chief Print

Superb 13" x 20" KA.NA.PI.MA an Ottawa Chief print. This colorful print was published by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark of Philadelphia. Ideal for framing.
Catalog: # AA-0010
Topic: American Indian
Price: $475.00

Tabular Statement Of Votes From Wisconsin, The Final State Counted In The Election Of 1876, The Second Closest Race In The History Of The United States

Two pages, 23” x 17 ¾”. “Tabular Statement of the Votes polled for Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States for Representative in Congress for the third Congressional District, and in the adoption of An Act to Incorporate Saving Banks, at a General Election held in the several towns, wards, and election precincts in the County of La Fayette, State of Wisconsin, on the Tuesday succeeding the first Money, being the seventh day of November, A.D. 1876.” Verso bears the “Statement of the County Board of Canvassers.” With gold seal of the county of La Fayette. Original folds and minor tear at bottom edge, else Fine.

The 1876 election that resulted in the election of R.B. Hayes as President of the United States is seen as one of the most hotly contested elections in the history of the American nation to this very day. Second only to the disputed election of 2000, the election of 1876 was only decided following the creation of a special electoral commission. Examining and recounting the Electoral votes from a number of closely contested states, this commission was finally able to put an end to this political battle just after four a.m. on March 8, 1877, when, after completing a recount of Electoral votes from Wisconsin, it declared Hayes and Wheeler victorious.

Catalog: # AA-0168
State: Wisconsin
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $295.00

The Harvard Library Builds Its Stacks

Printed Document. One page, 7 7/8” x 9 ¾”. No place. No date. The document requests that any author or publisher visit the library in order to add their work to Harvard’s Public Library in Gore Hall and expresses the school’s wish that the library may come to contain one copy of every book, map and pamphlet concerning the American nation. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0255
Price: $175.00

THE WALL STREET DAILY NEWS: "This paper has been excluded from Jay Gould and Cyrus W. Field's Elevated Road"

Wall Street Daily News. New York. Wednesday July 7, 1886. Four pages, 9 3/4" x 13 1/2". First page headlines include: "Another Western Union Market," "A Drought Panic in the Wheat Market," "Perfectly Honest" and "An Event Long Pending." Overall Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0101
Topic: Financial
Price: $125.00

Thomas Mellon & Sons Bank Check Book Containing More Than Three Hundred Unissued Checks

14” x 10” ledger containing check #s 2533 to 2895 in “T. Mellon & Sons Bank.” Three checks per a page. Yellow “United States Internal Revenue Documentary Stamp” at center. soiling and edge wear on some checks. Overall Very Good.
Catalog: # AA-0220
Topic: Banking
Price: $750.00

Three Items Related To The Whiskey Rebellion - A Choice Congressional Act Broadside Signed In Print By George Washwashington And John Adams For The Support Of The Military In Suppressing The Whiskey Rebellion Accompanied By Two Additonal Rebellion Items

1) Broadside – Act of Congress. One page, 8 1/2” x 12”. Philadelphia. November 3, 1794. The document reads, in part: “ … An Act making appropriations for the support of the military establishment for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety five; and for the expenses of the militia lately called into the service of the United States … That there be appropriated for the pay, subsistence, forage and other expenses attending the militia in their late expedition to the western counties of Pennsylvania, a sum not exceeding one million, one hundred and twenty two thousand, five hundred and sixty nine dollars and one center …. For the pay, subsistence and forage of the militia of New-Jersey … For the pay, subsistence and forage of the militia of Pennsylvania … For the pay, subsistence and forage of the militia of Maryland … For the pay, subsistence and forage of the cavalry of Virginia …” The above appropriation regarding the expedition to the western counties of Pennsylvania provided payment to the troops that were mobilized during the Whisky Rebellion. Tipped to a mounting strip at left edge. Overall Extremely Fine 2) Autograph Letter Signed, “ Wm. Simmons.” Two pages, 8” x 10”. Accountants Office. October 17, 1797. Simmons writes to ALEXANDER JAMES DALLAS, in part: “I wrote you on the 16th Instant on the subject of accounting for the monies paid to you for the pay of the Pennsylvania quota of the Militia called out to suppress an insurrection in the western counties of the said state in 1794 to which letter permit me to repeat my request of your speedy attention. I take the liberty to enclose for Mr. Alexander Buchanan, a Captain in the aforementioned Militia who stands also charged with money paid him for arrears of pay due his company, which is yet unaccounted for on his part … forward it as speedily as possible, in case it is possible to make a settlement with him by the transmission of Voucher or otherwise …” Very Fine. 3) Document Signed, “Jacob Cable.” Two pages, 8 1/4” x 13 1/4”. No place. January 20, 1795. Addressed on integral leaf to “His Excellency Jno. H. Stone Esq. Governor of the State of Maryland.” The document reads, in part: “ … The Petition of Jacob Cable most Humbly Showeth That your petitioner was drafted to go against the insurgents and during his absence Rebecca Cable your Petitioners Wife sold liquor for the support of her family to Wit 3 small children. That at January Term 1795 your Pet was presented for selling liquors without License and was fined … Your Petitioner therefore prays the kind interposition of his Excellency and the Hon. Council in his behalf.” Statement from the Baltimore County Court on verso. Address leaf tipped to slightly larger sheet. Edge wear. Some paper loss. Separation at folds. Overall Very Good.
Catalog: # AM-1354
Topic: Early Imprints
Price: $4500.00

Waa-pa-shaw Soux Indian Chief Print

An attractive 13"x 20" print of WAA-PA-SHAW a Sioux Indian Chief. This superb example was published by F.W. Greenough of Philadelphia. Ideal for framing.
Catalog: # AA-0011
Topic: American Indian
Price: $450.00

World War I Conscription Proclamation

Wonderful group of eleven proclamations announcing conscription. English language proclamation measures 8 3/4” x 20”. The remaining ten proclamations measure 12” x 19” and are printed in the following languages: French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Yiddish. The English language proclamation reads, in part: ... all male persons between the ages of twenty-one and thirty, both inclusive, shall be subject to registration in accordance with regulations to be prescribed by the President; and upon proclamation by the President or other public notice... it shall be the duty of all persons of the designated ages, except officers and enlisted men of the Regular Army, the Navy, and the national Guard and Naval Militia while in the service of the United States, to present themselves for and submit to registrations under the provisions of this act ... The significance of this can not be overstated. It is a new thing in our history and a landmark in our progress. It is a new manner of accepting and vitalizing our duty to give ourselves with thoughtful devotion to the common purpose of us all. It is in no sense a conscription of the unwilling; it is, rather, selection from a nation which has volunteered in mass. It is no more a choosing of those who shall march with the colors than it is a selection of those who shall serve an equally necessary and devoted purpose in the industries that lie behind the battle line ... Clearly the foreign language proclamations were intended for distribution in areas that had large immigrant populations. Some edge wear. Overall Fine. An Extremely rare set!
Catalog: # AA-0077
Topic: World War I
Price: $3900.00

Yellow Ticket From The Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson

[ANDREW JOHNSON IMPEACHMENT]. Ticket to admit the bearer to a gallery supporting the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. 3 1/2" x 2 3/4". Yellow. Andrew Johnson’s impeachment was possibly the most controversial issue for the country during Reconstruction. Due mainly because of Johnson’s violation of the Tenure of Office Act, the impeachment stacked “Radical Republicans” against Johnson’s far more moderate approach. The Tenure of Office Act prevented the President to remove certain people from office, most notably the Secretary of War. When Johnson replaced Edwin M. Stanton and replaced him with Ulysses S. Grant, the impeachment began to gain steam. Johnson also vetoed many of the civil rights acts that were passed through congress following the Civil War, which angered most of the country. Johnson survived the impeachment by one single vote. The piece is dated May 6, 1868 and is signed by in print by George T. Brown. He served as Senate Sergeant at Arms from 1861-1869. He is famous for his signature being on the Senate chamber gallery passes like this one. Excellent condition.
Catalog: # AA-0301
Topic: Presidents and First Ladies
Price: $350.00

“ An Act In Addition To The ‘act To Prohibit The Circulation Of Small Bills”

Printed Document. One page, 6” x 91/4”. No place. No date [mid-1830s]. The document concerns “ AN ACT IN ADDITION TO THE ‘ACT TO PROHIBIT THE CIRCULATION OF SMALL BILLS” It reads, in part: “ … it shall be lawful for the different Banks in this State to receive any Bill of the denomination of one or two dollars issued by a Bank in any other State. But Banks shall not pay or circulate the same …” This document is most likely from either New York or Connecticut. Enacted during the mid-1830s, this document offers an interesting snapshot of the precarious American financial situation in the period just prior to the Panic of 1837. Wrinkling. Paper loss at edges. Stain from paper clip. Some faded pencil notation in margins. Overall Very Good.
Catalog: # AA-0103
Topic: Financial
Price: $245.00

“National Peace Reunion” Invitation

Printed Invitation to “National Peace Reunion,” bearing an image of two men shaking hands at top left. Three pages, 5 ½” x 8 ½”. Louisville Ky. August 12th, 1872. Report of the committee within. Verso bears an ornate vignette of ferryboats and locomotives entitled, “Bridge over the Falls of the Ohio, Filled by Nature Bridge by Art.” Invitation is accompanied by two 5 ½” x 8 ½” invitations: an illustrated advertisement for the “National Industrial Exposition” and a print only advertisement for “The Fifteenth Annual Fair of the Louisville and Jefferson Co. Association.” Some staining, paper loss and wear. else Good.     
Catalog: # AA-0204
State: Kentucky
Topic: Miscellaneous
Price: $95.00

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