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The “Swedish Nightingale” Sings—Jenny Lind In New York City

The “Swedish Nightingale” Sings—Jenny Lind in New York City

Decorative 1850 musical program from Swedish soprano opera singer Jenny Lind’s sensational first tour of the United States. Includes the solo written expressly for her, “The Bird’s Song.”

$200

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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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Proceedings Of The Temperance Convention Held At Fairmont, Marion County, Virginia

Proceedings of the Temperance Convention held at Fairmont, Marion County, Virginia

The 1852 convention proceedings, opposing the “consumption of spiritous liquors as beverages,” is supported by documentation, statistics, or quotations from eminent physicians and others. Published here are four propositions entitled “The Address. To the People of Virginia.”

$150

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The Coins Of The World

The Coins of the World

1849 First edition of this very early –if not the first– American publication devoted to numismatics. With 12 chromolithographic plates by Wagner & M'Guigan of Philadelphia.

$300

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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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A Cat Fable: “From The Spanish, The Scrupulous Cats”

A Cat Fable: “From the Spanish, The Scrupulous Cats”

Autograph Manuscript Quotation Signed by translator George Ticknor, Harvard professor and Hispanist, of a cat fable by the 18th century Spanish neoclassical fabulist Félix María de Samaniego.

$150

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Affection’s Gift, A Christmas, New-Year And Birthday Present, For MDCCCLV

Affection’s Gift, A Christmas, New-Year and Birthday Present, for MDCCCLV

1855 Philadelphia gift book in a spectacular, deluxe embossed bookbinding by A.C. Morin. The text is enlivened by eight engravings by Philadelphia master engraver, John Sartain.

$375

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The Philadelphia Book

The Philadelphia Book

Spectacular Philadelphia gift book in a deluxe full red morocco binding. This anthology of 1836 literary Philadelphia includes contributions by Peter S. Duponceau, Mathew Carey, John Dickinson, and Dr. Benjamin Rush.

$475

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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 Literary Bostonian William Tudor, Co-Founder of the “North American Review”

1824 Letter signed by Tudor as U.S. Consul at Lima, Peru concerning the seizure of the U.S. merchant vessel China by Spanish naval forces. Tudor was a co-founder and first editor of the “North American Review,” the first literary magazine in the United States.

$100

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Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed by Henry B. Cowles, New York Lawyer and Politician, discussing Various States’ Laws on the Dissolution of Partnerships

1833 Letter by former U.S. Congressman Cowles investigates the legal precedents on notifications in cases of the dissolution of partnerships. He reviews the laws of New York, Connecticut, and South Carolina as well as those of England.

$250

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A Connecticut Goodrich keeps a Saloon and Whorehouse in Pumpkintown

1865 Autograph Letter Signed describes a milieu of nefarious criminals associated with murder, perjury, and prisons. This unusual letter concerns criminal proceedings in a case involving an illegal saloon, gambling, and prostitution.

$250

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Autograph Letter Signed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice John McLean

1852 Substantive letter by Justice McLean, one of the two dissenters in Dred Scott, here writing about late Ohio congressman, senator, and governor, Jeremiah Morrow. McLean appends a four-page biographical memoir of Morrow, his former congressional colleague.

$500

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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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