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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.

$350

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Natchitoches, Louisiana Fire Company Membership Certificate

Natchitoches, Louisiana Fire Company Membership Certificate

Membership Certificate blank for a duly elected “Active Member of Independent Perseverance Fire Company, No. 2, of the town of Natchitoches” in Louisiana.

$100

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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.

$75

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Hutchins Improved: Being An Almanack And Ephemeris…for The Year Of Our Lord 1795

Hutchins Improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris…for the Year of Our Lord 1795

Printed in New York City by Hugh Gaine, the almanac includes advice to tradesmen, the secret to growing turnips, and “The Mental and Personal Qualifications of a Wife.”

$150

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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.

$75

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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.

$250

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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.

$350

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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.

$650 (On Hold)

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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.

$575

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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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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.

$350

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Autograph Letter Signed by British Abolitionist Granville Sharp

Granville Sharp (1735–1813) was a noted legal advocate for the enslaved and ardent abolitionist. Through his directorate of the St. George’s Bay Company, founded to help ex-slaves return to Africa, he is regarded as a founding father of Sierra Leone.

$350

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Vaccinating Native Americans

1835 Letter Signed by first Commissioner of Indian Affairs Elbert Herring on vaccinating Native Americans in Ohio; sent to Dr. Usher P. Leighton, “the ‘father’ of the medical practice in Hardin County [Ohio].”

$475

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Small Collection of Civil War-Era Letters by Kentuckian Joseph Holt

Small collection of letters, 1858–1868, by Kentuckian Joseph Holt, Civil War-era Secretary of War, Judge Advocate General of the Army and chief prosecutor of Lincoln’s Assassins, etc.

$300

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Small Archive of Letters by Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1810–1883), U.S. Attorney General, and U.S. Secretary of State

Collection of nine letters by Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1810–1883), American statesman and lawyer. Black served as Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, U.S. Attorney General and as the U.S. Secretary of State under President James Buchanan.

$650

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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.

$375

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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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