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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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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.

$1250

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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.

$350

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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.

$1250

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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”

$650

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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.

$350

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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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1867 Autograph Letter Signed of Polar Explorer Isaac Israel Hayes and his book “The Open Polar Sea”

In 1867 ALS from Isaac Israel Hayes where he actively promotes his book popularizing polar exploration

$875

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An 1890 Letter from Spokane Falls

Four-page 1890 Autograph Letter Signed from a recent émigré to newly established state of Washington. The letter is written on pictorial letter sheets depicting a view of Spokane Falls.

$225

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C. 1840 Autograph Letter Signed by Lexicographer Chauncey A. Goodrich

Lexicographer, clergyman and educator, Chauncey Allen Goodrich (1790–1860) was the son-in-law of Noah Webster. Here, he writes an interesting c. 1840 ALS.

$125

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1856 Autograph Letter Signed by Fielding Bradford Meek, American Geologist and Paleontologist

In 1856, American Geologist and Paleontologist Fielding Bradford Meek (1817/21–1876) here writes about fossils from the American West and his collaboration with geologist F.V. Hayden and paleontologist James Hall.

$150

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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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