Rare Americana: Pamphlets

Rare Pamphlets from 18th century, 19th century, early 20th century American HistoryTitles Bound in Wrappers, Paper Covers; Booklets, Trade Catalogs, etc.

Allahabad Literary Institute Series. Hindi Reader No. 1.

Rare Indian imprint; unlocated in North America. Issued as part of the Allahabad Literary Institute Series.

$175

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G. G. Evans’ Great Gift Book Store. The most extensive and the only Original Establishment of the kind in the United States

1859 Publisher/bookseller's trade catalog featuring the firm's innovative “Gift-Book System” of retail incentives. Illustrated wrappers depict Evans’ impressive five-story headquarters building and an expansive interior view of the book store.

$300

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Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Howard High School, Fayette, Mo.

Second, third, fifth, and sixth annual catalogs of a Methodist affiliated school, 1846–1850. Rare annual catalogs for an antebellum school in Fayette, Missouri; none of the four titles are found on OCLC.

$450

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First Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Georgetown Seminary. Georgetown, Illinois, For the Year ending March 5, 1850

Rare first catalog for a co-educational school founded by the Methodists. Includes lists of students and textbooks used along with other information.

$150

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Life Insurance, by the Phoenix Insurance Company of St. Louis. Guaranteed Capital, $50,000, in Addition to Premiums

Apparently unrecorded 1849 pamphlet touting insurance for steam boatmen and slaves. “Slave owners should not be dilatory in insuring the lives of their slaves; much might have been saved by this means to owners.”

$300

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[Women’s Association for the Poor and the Sick] Siebenter Bericht über die Leistungen des weiblichen Vereins für Armen und Krankenpflege

1839 Pamphlet on nursing and charity work by German reformer Amalie Sieveking. She founded the Women’s Association for the Poor and the Sick after an outbreak of cholera; present here is the association's seventh annual report.

$150

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An Act To Repeal The State Tax On Real And Personal Property, And To Continue And Extend The Improvements Of The State By Railroads And Canals…and To Charter A State Bank

An Act to repeal the State Tax on Real and Personal Property, and to continue and extend the Improvements of the State by Railroads and Canals…and to charter a State Bank

1836 Pennsylvania act to charter a state bank to be known as the United States Bank. Apparently no physical copies located on OCLC.

$350

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1846 Illinois, An Essay on Dentistry, for the Benefit of Families…

Rare, possibly unlocated, 1846 Illinois imprint on dental medicine. Dr. G.Y. Shirley's work covers such topics as diseases of teeth and gums, children’s teeth, on correcting “...[t]he mal-arrangement of the teeth…,” filling teeth, extracting teeth, and artificial teeth.

$225

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Inauguration Of The New Building Of The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts

Inauguration of the New Building of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

1876 Pamphlet detailing the ceremonies of the opening of a new art building includes an interesting anecdote of subdued Native Americans in Florida. With references to Fort San Marco in St. Augustine, the birthplace of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School subsequently founded in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

$75

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1847 Illinois Annual Conference Of The Methodist Episcopal Church

1847 Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Unrecorded 1847 Illinois Methodist pamphlet printed in St. Louis. Conference minutes discuss education, the sabbath, and McKendree College.

$125

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Bound Volume Of Six Pre-1850 American Pamphlets

Bound Volume of Six pre-1850 American Pamphlets

A sammelband; miscellaneous treatises on labor, religion, philosophy and science, and the training of schoolhouse teachers. Contemporary bound volume of pamphlets published from 1832 to 1848.

$300

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Paul Bunyan Comes West

Paul Bunyan Comes West

Folk tales of Paul Bunyan in the Pacific Northwest illustrated with linoleum prints in the Arts and Crafts style. Illustrations and decorative page borders were designed by pupils of Helen N. Rhodes (1875–1938) of the Department of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.

$2500

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