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The Western Rural. Fire Extra!

The Western Rural. Fire Extra!

“Fire! Destruction of Chicago!” In the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire of October 8–10, 1871, many newspapers in that city were unable to publish the news. The Western Rural newspaper of Chicago was an exception.

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Ready-Built Florida Farms

Ready-Built Florida Farms

Colorful 1921 Clay County, Florida newspaper supplement advertising real estate and agricultural land sold by Florida Farms & Industries Co. during the Florida Land Boom of the 1920s. Large graphics such as a map and a bird’s eye view as well as halftone illustrations from photographs help close the deal.

$850

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A Rare 1849 Pamphlet By John Haviland, American Architect

A Rare 1849 Pamphlet by John Haviland, American Architect

Communications to the County Commissioners, City Councils, and County Board, on the Subject of New Public Buildings for the City of Philadelphia is a rare 16-page pamphlet by John Haviland (1792–1852), a significant American architect.

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A Plea For The Indians In 1858 Oregon Territory

A Plea for The Indians in 1858 Oregon Territory

A superb example of Beeson’s A Plea for the Indians… John Beeson, Oregon missionary, was a sympathizer of the plight of the native Americans in the Far West. After the experiences from his overland journey between 1853 and 1856, Beeson became an advocate for the rights of those native Americans whom’s rights were being abused and trampled upon as the Oregon Trail opened up, and gold discoveries were made in Oregon and California.

$650

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Roland Hayes, A Rare 1927 Autographed & Inscribed Photograph

Roland Hayes, A Rare 1927 Autographed & Inscribed Photograph

Signed one month after his fortieth birthday, this attractive portrait photograph of the pioneering African-American lyric tenor, Roland Hayes, is boldly inscribed to Hayes’ first professional manager, William H. Brennan.

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1910s Photographic Portrait Of Felix Adler, Jewish-American Reformer

1910s Photographic Portrait of Felix Adler, Jewish-American Reformer

Jewish-American immigrant, academic, and social reformer Felix Adler (1851–1933) founded the Ethical Culture movement in 1877. That year he incorporated the Society for Ethical Culture in New York City. This impressive studio photographic portrait of Felix Adler shows him c. 1910s seated in a monumental Arts & Crafts-style highly carved chair at a matching desk.

$450

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A Manuscript: Le Roux: Oh My Past … O Mon Passé

A Manuscript: Le Roux: Oh My Past … O Mon Passé

Translated by Edith Cornell Smith, an unpublished English translation of O Mon Passé, a French writer’s autobiography; one who lamented the “new hermaphrodites”

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1840s Friendship Album Re-Purposed In The 1880s For Philately

1840s Friendship Album Re-Purposed in the 1880s for Philately

This 1845–1846 Vermont schoolgirl friendship album contains sentimental poetry and two watercolor illustrations. In the 1880s, the album was re-purposed to house a collection of cut-out postal cancellations from New England and other U.S. states and foreign countries. Though seemingly incongruous, the two groups evoke the power to recall the past and distant friends.

$150

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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.

$125

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First Edition Of Blackbird’s 1887 History Of The Ottawa And Chippewa Indians Of Michigan, And Grammar

First Edition of Blackbird’s 1887 History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, and Grammar

First Edition of Blackbird’s 1887 History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, and Grammar. Eberstadt noted: “Blackbird, himself the son of an Ottawa Chief, records the history of his nation, the last existing in Michigan.

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Eastward Sweeps The Current: Original Illustration Art By Dan Sweeney

Eastward Sweeps the Current: Original Illustration Art by Dan Sweeney

Aloha. 75 Original pen and ink drawings by Dan Sweeney created as illustrations for 1937 novel, Eastward Sweeps the Current, by Alida Sims Malkus. This almost complete suite of book illustrations is comprised of the headpieces and tailpieces for Malkus’ Polynesian adventure novel.

$2250

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On the Road with The Robins Players

Four c.1910s Autograph Letters Signed from Edward Haas Robins, American stage and film actor, Canadian film producer, and leader of The Robins Players theater company.

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On the Brink of Founding the Philadelphia Orchestra

1900 Autograph Letter Signed by Fritz Scheel, violinist and founding conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Perez Morton, Boston Revolutionary War Patriot And Lawyer, An 1832 Autograph Letter Signed

Perez Morton, Boston Revolutionary War patriot and lawyer, an 1832 Autograph Letter Signed

It’s murder and the prosecutor won’t prosecute. About 75 words, here is an autograph letter signed from Revolutionary War patriot and Boston lawyer Perez Morton (1751–1837) written to Colonel James T. Austin (1784–1870). Austin is perhaps best remembered as the biographer of Elbridge Gerry.

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1823 ALS From Future New Jersey Governor Peter D. Vroom

1823 ALS from Future New Jersey Governor Peter D. Vroom

Here, in 1823, future New Jersey Governor Peter D. Vroom Jr. and other prominent citizens of Somerset County, New Jersey offer this handwritten letter as a petition to ask a local tavern-keeper to board students of the Somerville Academy.

$275

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A “Real” Trove – A Pennsylvania Archive Of Legal Documents

A “Real” Trove – A Pennsylvania Archive of Legal Documents

The legal footprint of fundamental daily life during 19th to early 20th century America. A 1765–1932 collection of Pennsylvania printed and manuscripts documents: land surveys, real estate transactions, wills, estate inventories and administration—2.5 linear feet and just over 1,000 unique items…

$2250

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Abigail Physick Manuscript Archive

Abigail Physick Manuscript Archive

Abigail Physick was a wealthy Philadelphia spinster. Her brother was the eminent “Father of American Surgery” the Philadelphia doctor Philip Syng Physick. Here are 12 manuscript items that pertain to Abigail’s day-to-day life.

$250

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