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An 1837 American Bible Society Engraved Certificate For Syrian Missionary Rev. Eli Smith

An 1837 American Bible Society Engraved Certificate for Syrian Missionary Rev. Eli Smith

An appealing 1837 engraved certificate appointing Syrian missionary Eli Smith (1801–1857) as a Director for Life of the American Bible Society. Notably, the certificate is engraved based upon an illustration of a female artist.

$275

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An 1869 Broadside Appeal From The Cotton Operatives

An 1869 Broadside Appeal from the Cotton Operatives

An 1869 English labor broadside documents a 50-year struggle of cotton workers to unionize. Labor vs. capital in the heart of the British textile industry.

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A Sermon Preached In The South Parish, In Ipswich, January 15, 1862

A Sermon preached in the South Parish, in Ipswich, January 15, 1862

An 1862 A Civil War-era eulogy for Carolina S. Fitz who served as a Sunday school teacher and was the wife of the Reverend Daniel Fitz of the South Creek.

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Hutchins Improved: Being An Almanack And Ephemeris…For The Year Of Our Lord 1787

Hutchins Improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris…For the Year of Our Lord 1787

Includes essays on the proper employment of time and the importance of virtue; plus various animal fables and parables. Printed in New York City by Hugh Gaine.

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Portrait Of Frank George Carpenter (1855–1924)

Portrait of Frank George Carpenter (1855–1924)

Inscribed three-quarter view portrait photograph of this American journalist and author of numerous travel books. Carpenter is best remembered for making cultural anthropology and geography popular.

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Business Is Booming In Italy, Members Of A Negro Mortar Company Of The 92nd Division Praise The Lord

Business is Booming in Italy, Members of a Negro Mortar Company of the 92nd Division Praise the Lord

A striking combat press photograph of African-American troops in Italy during World War II. The action photo shows members of a mortar company of the African-American 92nd Infantry Division Buffalo Soldiers firing upon German troops.

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MacDowell Colony Poem, Other Sonnets, And A Typed Letter By Isabel Fiske Conant

MacDowell Colony Poem, other Sonnets, and a Typed Letter by Isabel Fiske Conant

Three typed sonnets and a typed letter by prolific late 19th and early 20th century poet Isabel Fiske Conant (1874–?); accompanied by a letter by Susan Lee Warner (Mrs. Charles Dudley Warner), MacDowell Club Perfomer.

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Alexander Henry Wylie Travel Journal 1832 To 1833

Alexander Henry Wylie Travel Journal 1832 to 1833

Travel diaries of a Grand Tour of continental Europe and of a voyage across the Atlantic to Havana, Cuba. Diaries kept by a young Scotsman, later a Liverpool merchant engaged in the American cotton trade and with exports to America.

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Bound Volume Of Salacious Erotica

Bound Volume of Salacious Erotica

Bound volume of salacious erotica and pornography including a short play and a story by French dramatist Henry Monnier and a pair of false Russian imprints.

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Footprints Of Four Centuries, The Story Of The American People

Footprints of Four Centuries, The Story of the American People

Here is a salesman’s sample book or canvassing book for a popular, illustrated topical history of the United States, Footprints of Four Centuries, The Story of the American People. Comprising the Important Events, Episodes, and Incidents which make up the Marvelous Record from Columbus to the Present Time…With over 350 Illustrations.

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Pair Of Victorian Semi-Erotic, Hand-Colored Lithographic Prints

Pair of Victorian Semi-Erotic, Hand-Colored Lithographic Prints

Victorian lithographs depicting lone women in provocative poses, each reclining a private garden colonnade. One of the images shows the woman’s full décolletage; wearing a barely closed dressing gown, she casually smokes.

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1863 Autograph Letter Signed by Princeton Seminary President, John Michael Krebs

Civil War-era letter by Rev. Krebs, here writing about “unemployed ministers.” Krebs writes to his Presbyterian church colleague, A. G. Fairchild, with whom he served that year on a Presbyterian General Assembly committee on ministers without charge, licentiates, and vacant churches.

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Autograph Letter Signed By David Levy Yulee Of Florida, The First Jewish U.S. Senator

Autograph Letter Signed by David Levy Yulee of Florida, the First Jewish U.S. Senator

1850 political letter by Senator Yulee, a leading Florida Territory and State politician, founder of the Florida Railroad Company, and “Father of Florida Railroads.” A supporter of the Confederacy during the Civil War, Yulee was known as the “Florida Fire Eater” for his inflammatory pro-slavery rhetoric.

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1902 Autograph Letter Signed by American Author Molly Elliot Seawell (1860–1916)

Children’s author, short story writer, and novelist Molly Elliot Seawell contributed to such magazines as Lippincott’s, Youth’s Companion, and the New York Critic. A prolific writer, Seawell's letter discusses various magazines, a short story she would like to sell, and her latest novel, Francezka. Seawell is noted for being an anti-suffragette.

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1889 Autograph Letter Signed by Rose T. Cook, Author and Poet

Rose Terry Cooke (1827–1892), woman poet and author of New England fiction. In this very brief letter, Cooke requests “...two sets Prayer - Book + Hymnal…” of Hartford, Connecticut booksellers Messrs. Brown and Gross...

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1815 Document Signed In St. Louis For Captain Craig’s Company

1815 Document Signed in St. Louis for Captain Craig’s Company

A Document Signed by William Blakeney in St. Louis, purchasing gunpowder for Captain Craig’s Company. St. Louis. January 6, 1815.

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A Russian Admiral In New Jersey: From Epaulettes To Overalls And Back Again

A Russian Admiral in New Jersey: From Epaulettes to Overalls and Back Again

At the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, this Russian Rear-Admiral was in Washington, D.C. on a special mission. He soon found himself a man without a country and without a job.

$250

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