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image of A SOCIETY MATRON DOES HER PART FOR THE DOUGHBOYS IN WORLD WAR ONE - Correspondence archives documenting one woman's effort to volunteer as a surgical bandage and dressing preparer

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This archive consists of one American Red Cross membership card, two American Red Cross donation receipts, four official letters discussing American Red Cross certification on official American Red Cross letterhead (three with their postally use mailing envelopes), one postcard discussing American Red Cross certification, one tuition receipt for an American Red Cross certification course, and two American Red Cross certification… Read more
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image of AMBER OIL, GUM MYRRHA, QUICKSILVER, TURPENTINE, ZEDOARY, AGARICUS, BORAX, STYRAX, AND MORE - Handmade twenty-year ledger from a Pennsylvania physician documenting his purchases of medicine and supplies between 1861 and 1880

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The cover of this 53-page handbound manuscript ledger measures approximately 5.25" x 8" although individual leaves vary in size between 3.75" x 6.25" and 4.5" x 7.5". Entries are recorded legibly in pencil, and the pages are in nice shape. The binding is sound; however, the cover has some rodent predation. The compiler's… Read more
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image of One-page letter on illustrated stationery from a prize-winning poulty breeder who served as the Superintendent of P. T. Barnum's Bridgeport Hospital

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Bridgeport, Connecticut: Bridgeport Hospital, 1890. Envelope or Cover. Very good. This one-page letter, dated Jun 12 1890, is written on illustrated stationery that features an image of Bridgeport Hospital. P. T. Barnum's name stands at the top the list of hospital officers as the institution's "President". Crosby is identified as the institution's "Superintendent." The letter… Read more
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image of Letter from an American in Liverpool describing his efforts to prevent an Englishman from stealing credit for inventing a longitude measuring device based on a theory by a prominent Georgia physician, Doctor Joel Abbott

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Liverpool, 1818. Envelope or Cover. Very good. This two-page letter was sent from Liverpool to New York on 30 July 1818. After delivery to a ship's agent, it was dispatched on the second voyage the Black Ball Line ship, the Amity, which departed Liverpool on 2 August and arrived at New York City on 3 September where… Read more
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image of 1948 -- A PSYCHOPATHIC MURDERER'S CONFESSION - "I WARNED HIM NOT TO COME HOME"

1948 -- A PSYCHOPATHIC MURDERER'S CONFESSION - "I WARNED HIM NOT TO COME HOME"

by From Eino Robert Mack to Aune Mack

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1948
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Psychiatric hospital letter from a schizophrenic Alaskan, who murdered his gold-miner father during a paranoid delusion. Two-page typed letter, unsigned. The letter is datelined, "Morningside, Hospital. / Montaville, Station. / Portland, Oregon. / Sept, 23, 1948," and is in nice shape. Eino Mack was the son of a Finnish immigrant who worked for the Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining Company. Beginning… Read more
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image of Affectionate friendship letter from a rural New York woman to a dear childhood friend in eastern Massachusetts whom she has not seen in 25 years describing her family's health woes

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Kinderhook, New York to Boxford, Massachusetts, 1839. Unbound. Very good. The cover bears a scarce 31mm red circular Kinderhook post mark dated March 2 and a manuscript "18¾" postage rate showing the cost to send a letter between 150 and 400 miles. In nice shape with a 4" split to one mailing fold. A transcript is… Read more
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image of Sales letter from the Electric Aurophone Company promoting Ehrilich's Patent Electric Aurophone

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St. Louis, 1886. Unbound. Very good. This letter from the Electric Aurophone Company is dated November 20th, 1886. It was sent from the company headquarters on the St. Louis riverfront to a merchant in Mount Carmel, Illinois. The letter is in nice shape with some light soiling. The electric Aurophone was a quack product that claimed… Read more
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image of 1840 -- "REV. THOS. H. GALLAUDET . . . A MOST ESTIMABLE WOMAN [HAS BECOME] DERANGED . . . I HAVE ADVISED . . . TO PUT HER IN A 'RETREAT'"

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Letter to Thomas H. Gallaudet requesting that he arrange for the residential treatment of a prominent Massachusetts woman at the Hartford Retreat for the Insane. Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1840. This four-page folded letter measures 16" x 10" unfolded. It was sent to Reverend Thomas H. Gallaudet in Hartford, Connecticut by Horatio Brinsmade in Pittsfield Massachusetts. The letter is dated January… Read more
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image of Typed letter signed by Clifford M. Holland, Chief Engineer of the Holland Tunnel sent to a Harvard classmate in response to a letter concerning the beginning of the tunnel's construction

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New York, 1920. Unbound. Very good. This one-page letter on the stationery of the New York State Bridge and Tunnel Commission and New Jersey Interstate Tunnel Commission, measuring 8" x 8.5", was written to Mr. Leon C. Hills of Washington, DC, on October 17, 1920. The lot also includes a newspaper clipping annotated Sunday, Feb 26, 22… Read more
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image of Small archive of Civil War letters written to a wounded member of the 39th New York Volunteer Infantry Regimen (The Garibaldi Guard) along with the soldier's discharge certificate

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Various locations, 1865. Very good. Nine letters written to Stephen H. Gregory, a member of D Company, 39th New York Volunteer Infantry. Eight were written during April and May of 1865 while Gregory was recovering from wounds at the Homewood Hospital in Washington D. C. The ninth letter is pre-war. Two of the letters are enclosed in… Read more
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image of A photograph of the interior of the Optical Service Company as well as the proof copy of an advertisement for the business that was published in the St Louis Post-Dispatch

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St. Louis, 1936. Unbound. Very good. The advertising proof shows a portrait photograph of Mr. August Siever and announces that he has left his position as the manager of the Geo. D. Fisher Optical Co. and is now associated with the Optical Serice Company located on the 2nd Floor of the Missouri Theater Building. Siever has confirmed… Read more
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image of 16th-century leaf with four illustrations, three showing monsters that result from the mixing of species from Ambroise Paré's Monsters

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Paris: Chez G Boun, 1585. Unbound. Very good. This leaf (M.XLIX-M.L) measures approximately 8.25" x 12.5" and came from the 1585 printing of Les Oeuvres d'Ambroise . . . Des Monstres. The images are strong. The leaf has some minor soiling and edge-wear. The four images on this leaf show (roughly translated from Paré's French)… Read more
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image of 16th-century leaf two illustrations of intersexed people from Ambroise Paré's Monsters

16th-century leaf two illustrations of intersexed people from Ambroise Paré's Monsters

by Ambroise Paré

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1585
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Paris: Chez G Boun, 1585. Unbound. Very good. This leaf (M.XXXI-M.XXXII) measures approximately 8.25" x 12.5" and came from the 1585 printing of Les Oeuvres d'Ambroise . . . Des Monstres. The images are strong. The leaf has some minor soiling and edge-wear. The two images on this leaf show (roughly translated from Paré's French)… Read more
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image of 16th-century leaf with a large illustration showing the harvesting of cinnamon from Ambroise Paré's Distillations

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Paris: Chez G Boun, 1585. Unbound. Very good. This leaf (M.CLXXVI-M.CLXXVII) measures approximately 8.25" x 12.5" and came from the 1585 printing of Les Oeuvres d'Ambroise . . . Des Distillations. The images are strong. The leaf has some minor soiling and edge-wear. The image on this leaf shows (roughly translated from Paré's French) a… Read more
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image of 16th-century leaf with four illustrations of conjoined twins from Ambroise Paré's Monsters

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Paris: Chez G Boun, 1585. This leaf (M.XXV-M.XXVI) measures approximately 8.25" x 12.5" and came from the 1585 printing of Les Oeuvres d'Ambroise . . . Des Monstres. The images are strong. The leaf has some minor soiling and edge-wear. The four images on this leaf show (roughly translated from Paré 's French) 1) A… Read more
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image of 16th-century leaf with two illustrations, one of a chameleon and one of a turtle-like African beast from Ambroise Paré's Monsters

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Paris: Chez G Boun, 1585. Unbound. Very good. This leaf (M.XCI-M.L) measures approximately 8.25" x 12.5" and came from the 1585 printing of Les Oeuvres d'Ambroise . . . Des Monstres. The images are strong. The leaf has some minor soiling and edge-wear. The two images on this leaf show (roughly translated from Paré's French)… Read more
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image of 16th-century leaf with four illustrations of conjoined twins and birth defects from Ambroise Paré's Monsters

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Paris: Chez G Boun, 1585. Unbound. Very good. This leaf (M.XXIII-M.XXIIII) measures approximately 8.25" x 12.5" and came from the 1585 printing of Les Oeuvres d'Ambroise . . . Des Monstres. The images are strong. The leaf has some minor soiling and edge-wear. The four images on this leaf show (roughly translated from Paré's French)… Read more
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image of 16th-century leaf with two illustrations, one showing the harvesting of white pepper and the other of a still from Ambroise Paré's Distillations

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Paris: Chez G Boun, 1585. Unbound. Very good. This leaf (M.CLXXV-M.CLXXVi) measures approximately 8.25" x 12.5" and came from the 1585 printing of Les Oeuvres d'Ambroise . . . Des Distillations. The images are strong. The leaf has some minor soiling and edge-wear. The two images on this leaf show (roughly translated from Paré's French)… Read more
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image of 16th-century leaf with illustrations of deformed births including a human-headed horse, a child born with wings, and a girl born with two heads from Ambroise Paré's Monsters

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Paris: Chez G Boun, 1585. Unbound. Very good. This leaf (M.XXI-M.XXII) measures approximately 8.25" x 12.5" and came from the 1585 printing of Les Oeuvres d'Ambroise . . . Des Monstres. The images are strong. The leaf has some minor soiling and edge-wear. The three images on this leaf show (roughly translated from Paré's French)… Read more
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The Miner's Guide and Metallurgist's Directory

by Orton, J. W.

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1849
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First Edition
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New York and Cincinnati: A. S. Barnes & Company and H. W. Derby & Co, 1849. First Edition. Complete. Approximately 4" x 6". 86 pages including 3 pages of b/w illustrations. 9 additional advertising pages in rear. Title page illustrated with an untitled wood engraving (titled as "Scenery on a Branch of the Sacramento" in… Read more
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