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Thoreau of Walden

by Millard, Bailey

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Ysleta [Texas]: Edwin B. Hill. Approx. 5" x 7 1/2" Broadsheet, undated but issued as Broadside No. 1. Edwin B. Hill's interest in Henry David Thoreau brought him the friendship of Samuel Arthur Jones of the University of Michigan, a Thoreau scholar and enthusiast. He began to procure works about Thoreau as early as 1899. For the next four… Read more
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Edgar Allan Poe

by Reid, Mayne

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Published
1933
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$70.00

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Ysleta [Texas]: Edwin B. Hill, 1933. Title page [verso blank], [6]pp. [2] blank pages. One of the most scarce items by a contemporary of Poe. Originally, published by Mayne Reid's widow as "Mayne Reid, a memoir of his life", on pages 9-22, the book quickly fell out of print but it was discovered by Edwin B. Hill and… Read more
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Scrapbook of Jasper S. Connell of the San Francisco construction firm of Van Sant-Houghton was placed in charge of the New York Exhibit at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition which was a civic effort to show that San Francisco had truly recovered from the San Francisco Earthquake, Jasper S. Connell (1884-1965) was the Civil Engineer whose thesis: "Fire and Earthquake-proof… Read more
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$1,150.00
image of Correspondence Between Dr. Frances Gillmore and Jerry Crouch,  1967-1968

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Dr. Frances Gillmor in the English Department was better known as the specialist at the University of Arizona on Mexican art and culture but she was a good friend of the Publisher of the University of Kentucky Press, Jerry Crouch who had been her student. He begins by sending her a 2 ALS 32 line message on Christmas card… Read more
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$375.00
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Acts Passed at the First Session of the Twelfth Congress of the United States

by Clay, Henry, James Madison and George Clinton

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[Goverment Printing Office, Washington, 1812]. Octavo. . U.S. 51st Congress. 1st Session, 1889-1890. House. U.S. Congress. Committee on Territories. unopened. 320 pages, xii, index. All of the legislation signed by Henry Clay of the House, Wm H. Crawford of the Senate, and President James Madison. The most important single item is on pages 227-228 which… Read more
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New York Giants 1905 Baseball Card

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Published
1905
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1905. Color baseball card of the leading players of the 1905 New York Giants who won the World Series 4-1 against the Philadelphia Athletics. Here was the pitching staff of Christy Mathewson, Iron Man McGinnity, Red Amers and Luther "Dummy" Taylor. Fred Bowerman was the catcher and Fred Mertes who was the key outfielder. "Dummy" Graham was Deaf and… Read more
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Each of the four original postcards were never mailed which because of their size (10 3/4" x 3 1/2") would not have survived postal handling. The Harwood Photo Service was in Medford, Oregon in 1925 and lasted until 1933 though these photographs would have been taken circa 1925-1930) [see Rogue Valley Photographers website]. The costs of… Read more
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$175.00
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New York: New York Daily Tribute, 1846. Folio. [4]pp. The article on the front page describes her impressions of the American Art Union. She notes that Leutze's painting has just been added to the collection. Her account reflects a serious knowledge of history painting as well as serious music. A very good copy with just… Read more
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$65.00
image of Almanack with an Ephemeris for the Year of Our Lord 1802

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Worcester, MA; [1801]: Isaiah Thomas. Octavo. No pagination. [42]pp. pictorial head pieces for each month, contains historical sketches of earthquakes, information for farmers and agriculture, recipes for making blackberry jelly, how to remove ink from linen, poetry, Officers of the Federal Government, a large listing of roads to the principal towns on the continent from Boston with the names… Read more
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4 Page Autographed Letter, on Legal Matters

by Lee, Rev. Richard Henry (1794-1865)

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4 pages, autographed, letter, signed. September 6, 1830. After graduation from Dickinson College, he studied law with Judge Thomas Duncan and began his practice in Loudoun County, Virginia. While residing at Leesburg {see postmark on letter), he edited the memoirs of his grandfather, Richard Henry Lee which was issued in a 2 volume set in 1825. He also was… Read more
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$450.00
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U.S. Provost Marshal's Office, Nov. 26, 1862

by Wyman, (Capt). John C.

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Document measures approximately 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" and is in very good condition with the ink writing easily read. Captain John C. Wyman had been one of the leading speakers at anti-slavery rallies in the 1950's. William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator notes his fiery speeches brought the crowds to their feet. Once the Union secured… Read more
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image of South Side Rail Road, Coffee Theft, 1864

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Document measures 5 1/2" x 4 3/4". As the needs for the Confederacy grew more desperate, the demands placed on the South Side Rail Road had increased demands placed upon them by Lee's Army. While it was still privately owned business, its infrastructure was in decline as rails were often in disrepair, oversized locomotives used by the… Read more
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image of Document, American Revolution. New York.  November 28, 1781

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Andrew Elliot, Superintendent General, and the Magistrate of the Police. He was the most important executive to hold power through the British occupation of the city during the Revolutionary War. Though the victory at Yorktown was celebrated in most of the states as the end of the Revolution, New York continued as a loyalist enclave with Elliot hoping… Read more
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$850.00
image of One Page Document Signed, February 7, 1881 with 1867 Resolution Reimbursing Him for Andersonville Records in Civil War

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One of the great injustices in American History is found in what happened to Dorrance Atwater who should have been a hero in the Post-Civil War era but instead was vilified and imprisoned by the Federal Government. During the Civil War, he was kept as a Yankee prisoner to work as a clerk in the Confederate administration of the… Read more
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image of Herschel Fenton, Importer of Musical Instruments, Fine Old Italian, French, German and English Violins, Cellos and Double Basses, ..Violin Bows..guitars, Banjos, Etc.

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New York: Herschel Fenton. Quarto. 8 pages, double folded, not recorded in OCLC. Herschel Fenton was a violinist who was given a Strativarius in 1878 and went into the music business selling both instruments and publishing sheet music. Since this price list is undated (but numbered as No. 3), it seems to fall into the circa… Read more
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image of Holbrook, Fort Apache Stage Line, John  R. Hulet, Proprietor, July 13, 1906

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Waybill with packages from six customers shipped on July 13, 1906 from Holbrook to Fort Apache and signed for by John L. Fish, a prominent Mormon leader who had become Postmaster of Lakeside [the last stop on the Southern route before Fort Apache] on June 7, 1906 [Arizona "X" Marks the Spot, p. 353} although earlier Will C. Barnes… Read more
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image of Arizona.  Original Document Regulating Gambling in the Counties.  Signed By Governor John Goodwin and Two Other Major Leaders, November 9, 1864

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Prescott, [AZ], 1864. Slight variations in text from the printed published the next year (1865). Possibly W. Claude Jones copy. The printed version adds: "shall take effect and be in force from and after the passage of this act." Two page document signed by Governor John Goodwin, President of the Legislative Council, Coles Bashford and W. Claude-Jones who was… Read more
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$4,500.00
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Phoenix and Arizona Guide Book, 1928

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Published
1938
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Phoenix: Arizona Republican, 1938. Octavo. 88 pages, contains map. It lists all the businesses with addresses, churches, and all the telephone numbers in the city. A scarce item with only other years appearing on OCLC. Bound in pictorial paper wraps lettered in black. Page 43 detached from its staple. Small area of residue from sticker? A very good copy.… Read more
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McKee Bros. Approx. 3" x 4.5" The F.M. DeMange Company of Denver, had a raffle for an "America" Bicycle on August 3rd (1894?) which required each person to obtain a ticket for $1. On the verso of the card was a drawing of the legendary L.H. Bliss known as "the largest wheelman in the world" representing McKee Bros. He… Read more
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Autographed Letters Signed, Nov, 1944

by Henley, Leand B[ernard]

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2 three page letters (rectos only) Both letters were kept in original mailing envelope date stamped November 23, 1944 and written from the U.S.S. Rixey. Letter I is dated Nov. 12, 1944. It is addressed presumably to his wife and daugther. He answers her that, yes he had heard Tokyo Rose about a year… Read more
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