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How to Write Mercantile by Bremen Germany Teacher -Philadelphia-New York-Virginia

1. Morison, George. (Teacher of English Language in Bremen). Mercantile Letters. Delmenhorst: Printed by G. Jontzen, 1806. 220 pages. Boards and spine completely covered in marbled paper. Ink and pencil notations, some staining. There is a section called Correspondence concerning a Speculation in Philadelphia, also a reference to New York and a section The Exports and Imports of Great Britain, to and from foreign nations. This section has material on New England NJ, NY, PA, VA, MD and Carolina. SOLD

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Inscribed Copy Rafinesque Life and Bibliography Fitzpatrick 1911

2. Fitzpatrick, T.J. Rafinesque. A Sketch of His Life with Bibliography. Des Moines: The Historical Department of Iowa, 1911. 241 pages. In good condition. With inscription: "Oblivion seeks not him who has merit-T.J. Fitzpatrick". Constantine Rafinesque, (1783-1840), was born in Constantinople, educated in France, traveled to America to collect natural history samples and was a businessman in Sicily all before moving to America to continue his studies. He eventually became a professor at Transylvania University in Kentucky and later moved to Philadelphia. He was generally disregarded in his lifetime for many of his theories. He studied natural history and also was interested in pre-contact America. $125.00.

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Two Photos W.R. Goldsworthy Whiskey Tasting Room-Baseball Team PA? OH?

3. Photograph. W.R. Goldsworthy. Whiskey Sample Room Now Open for Business. Image measures 7 ½” X 4 ½”. Image faded. Damage to the mat. With photo Goldsworthy Baseball Team. Image measures 8 ½” X 7 ½”. A few stains to image. Damage to the mat. The sign advertises West Side Pilsner. Circa 1900. We think the photos might be from Pittsburgh area or southeast Ohio. SOLD

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Charles Edward Ranlett Maine Mariner Ship Builder

4. Ranlett, Frederick Jordan. Master Mariner of Maine. Being the Reminiscences of Charles Everett Ranlett, 1816-1917. Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press. Published For The Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine: 1942. 145 pages. in good condition. $100.00.

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San Quentin Prison to Pulpit Lecture Capital Punishment Broadside

5. Rev. Vincent J. Steffan. Lecture on Capital Punishment. Circa 1920's. Measures 9 X 6. Glued to a piece of card stock and folded. Steffan spent 12 years at San Quentin where he converted to become a minister. He was a part of the American Prison Association. SOLD

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Labor Exchange 1890's Fitzgerald GA Salvation for Industrial Class from Capital

6. The Labor Exchange Presents a Feasible Plan of Salvation for the Industrial Class from the Toils of Capital Branch. No. 189. Fitzgerald, GA. One page folded into six panels. Labor Exchanges were popular in the 1890's as a way for the Industrial class to exchange items for labor. SOLD

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African American Iowa School Invites Frederick Douglas -O.O. Howard To Lecture 1868 

7. Letter From J.C. Thomas dated Monticello, Iowa. Dec. 18th, 1868 on Jones County Normal School Letterhead to George Slaton of Hillside, Michigan. Two pages with envelope. The letter says: "Have secured for lecturers for the Winter course: Gen. O.O. Howard, Theo. Tilton and Fred Douglas". SOLD

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Book Auction Catalogue With Prices Alfred S. Manson Boston Americana 1899

8.  Catalogue Part 1 and 2 of the American Historical Collection of Alfred S. Manson. Boston, MA. To Be sold at Auction  Feb. 1899.  507 pages with 4,797 items. Ex-Library. Binding worn & missing some leather on spine. This is the complete catalogue and someone has noted prices for the items. SOLD

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Manuscript Baptist Minister NY To WI Paid In Goods -Schools Marriages- Sermons

9. Record Book kept by Bradford K. Barker, 1845-1845. 130 pages. Very readable. Bradford starts in Galway, NY where he preaches and has a town position where he visits the schools. He moves around to several churches and preaches in schoolhouses, ect. He records mileage and sermon titles. He is often paid with eggs, sugar and some cash. He eventually ends up in Moundville, WI and he performs many weddings and lists details of the families he marries. SOLD

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Businesswomen’s Club Chattanooga TN Menu Bosses Night With Woman's Handwritten Speech

10. Program. Pilot Club of Chattanooga, TN. "Bosses Night", Patten Hotel, Feb. 22, 1943, 8 pages, in good condition. Also, a two page handwritten speech by Mary Ellen Rise: "The Working Girl" which is listed as part of the program. The Pilot Club is a civic and service club for business and professional women. SOLD

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11. Invitation to the George Washington ball to be held at the home of George Bebee in Nicholsville, [Michigan?] in February 1860. We just found this piece in Michigan and Nicholsville was near Kalamazoo.SOLD

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12. Princess Theottowa. Princes Theottowa System of Health Education. Fourth edition. [Muskogee, Okl.]: Indian Herb and Shampoo Co., circa 1920. [22] pp. Very good. Advice on living a healthy life. The company also gave astrology readings! Sold

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13. 3 Civil War era risqué Carte de visites of women showing their legs. Two are dated 1864 and were copyrighted in Massachusetts by T.C. Vandermixer. The third is titled Military Order no. 1, Dress up in Front and was published in Boston. Unusual & scarce risqué photos sold to Civil War soldiers. I can find 2 other examples that have sold in recent years, but they are different images then what we are offering. Good with slight fading. SOLD

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14. Stuart Rogers will Appear as above in his Artistic and Refined Lyceum Entertainment including his New Ideal Character Creations. [n.p.]: circa 1870’s. [4] pp. Very good but with 2 small non-archival tape repairs. A promotional piece with testimonials. The cover is illustrated with cuts of some of his characters including Cardinal Wolsey, Cus Fitzfoodle and even Miss Priscilla. One later brochure found in the Jay Last collection at the Huntington Museum & Gardens.SOLD 

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15. Seven Photographs of the operations and ships of the Lake Sand Co. which moved sand by boat in the Great Lakes, 1911. 7 ¾” 9 ¾” mounted on larger mats. Ships are pictured in the South Chicago center of operations. Good with light wear.  SOLD

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16. Broadside. Tallapoosa! Among the Pines of Georgia. A Busy Bee-Hive, or a Romantic Day Dream, as You will. Cincinnati” The Georgia- Alabama Investment and Development Company, C. 1891. 18 ½” x 8”. Minor wear and folds. A promotional piece describing this Georgia community with the content coming from an 1891 Covington Kentucky newspaper. SOLD

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17. Broadside. Ask for Union Made Blue Label Cigars. 22” x 26”. Good with minor rubbing. Mounted on cloth. Circa 1920 pro-Union cigar union piece. Great color! SOLD

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18. Certificate of Membership. Chicago Musical Union. This certifies that Mrs. B.H. Streeter is a member of the Chicago Musical Union. Chicago Oct. 26, 1863. Printed certificate completed in manuscript. This early Chicago Union of musical performers was founded in 1857 and disbanded in 1865. 6 1/” x 8 ½”. Good condition and a pre-fire Chicago imprint. We were unable to find out anything about Mrs. Streeter.SOLD

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19. Letterhead for Edna, the Somersault Equestrienne, circa 1890. Good with wear to the corners. SOLD

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20. Broadside Music Catalog. Bulletin for 1879.- No. 2. D.H. Davis Coldwater, Mich. 17” x 12”. Folded and lower edge ragged. A lengthy catalog of sheet music and one book. SOLD

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21. Omaha Nebraska. A Reliable Compilation of Facts and Figures. Compliments of Geo. P. Bemis Real Estate Co. Folded brochure in very good condition. This circa 1890’s brochure promotes the potential growth of Omaha.SOLD

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22. [Newspaper Prospectus]. The Western Rural. Supplement to Michigan Farmer. Detroit, August 13, 1864. Announcement! The Western Rural, A Weekly Journal. Broadsheet. 21” x 7 ¼’ Good with fold and light wear. The paper was issued from 1864 to 1883. (Only half shown in photo). SOLD

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23. [Book Prospectus]. Rusling, James. The Great West and Pacific…. New York: Sheldon & Co., [circa 1873]. 4 pp. Good with folds, occasional light stains, and minor splits. The book was published in 1874 and this prospectus is scarce. SOLD

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24. The Annual Report of the Court of Directors of the Western Lunatic Asylum to the Legislature of Virginia, with the Report of the Superintendent and Physician for 1842. Staunton: Kenton Harper, 1843. 61 pp. Bright yellow wraps. Includes a folded chart giving statistics of new inmates.SOLD.

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African American Richmond VA National Ideal Benefit Society 1913-1921

 

A2. Supreme Lodge National Ideal Benefit Society Official Proceedings: 1913-1921. Home Office, 210 East Street, Richmond, VA. 151 pages, in good condition. A.W Holmes founded this fraternal organization in 1912 to help his black community. $125.00.

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Wichita, KS Type Foundry Catalog 1934

A4. Missouri-Central Type Foundry. Wichita, Kansas: 1934. 112 pages. In good condition. $75.00.

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Suffield CT Church Dedication Installation 1868 Tipped In Photos 

A7. Exercises of Dedication and Installation at the Congregational Church Suffield, Conn. Wednesday, December 8, 1869. Hartford: Press of Willey, Waterman & Eaton: [1869]. 56 pages with two tipped in photos. Cover tearing at spine and some foxing. With a Program for the Installation of Rev. Bartow, 1876. $125.00.

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SC Midwifes Maternity Child Care 1928 Sheppard Towner Act 

A15. One page typed letter. Ada Taylor Graham (State Board of Health). Dated Columbia, SC: April 23, 1828 to Sen. R. M Jefferies of Walterboro, SC. She talks about spending Sheppard-Towner funds in Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties. Miss Edith Bruce who will work with Midwifes Child Conferences and other activities. $50.00.

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Harvard Monthly Vol. 1 No. 1 First 5 Issues- Santayana-Sanborn, Carpenter, Houghton

 

A17. Harvard Monthly Vol. 1 No. 1: September 1885 - Vol. 1 No. 5. February 1886. Light staining, otherwise in good condition. Contains articles by Santayana, Sanborn, Houghton, Carpenter and others. Ownership on Vol. 1 No. 1 Herbert Lyman who was a friend of Santayana. $100.00.

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1975 Vietnam Poster People Want Revolution

 

A19. Vietnam: May 1975. Bring the Victory Home. Measures 22 1/2 by 17 1/2. Has been rolled, staining to lower right-hand corner. We can find a similar one in the Collection of the Oakland Museum of California Art. SOLD

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Canada Woman Pioneer Life In Wilderness First Nation 1836 

A22. [Traill, Catherine Parr]. The Backwoods of Canada. Being Letters From The Wife of An Emigrant Officer. London: Charles Knight, 1836. 351 pages, illustrated. Quarter leather over marbled boards. Some wear. Traill describes pioneer life in upper Canada in a series of letters to back home. Much on the daily life of a woman pioneer and also quite a bit on the indigenous people. $300.00.

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Christian Gulager Philadelphia Sea Captain-Artist-Household- Furnishing A House 1858

 

A23. Account Book of Christian Gulager. Philadelphia Sea Captain. 56 pages. Leather and marbled papers coming off cover. Gulager, (1831-1863), was a Sea Captain, part of the ship building firm of J. and F.O Van Duzen Co. His father was the noted artist Christian Gulager (Gallager) and his son Charles was also a noted artist. The records are of household expenses: servants, liquor, food, furnishings, clothing, charitable contributions and other expenses. He mentions his wife Eliza's death in 1858. He also takes a vacation to the Delaware Gap. There are references to Fanny Gulager and notes a contribution to his son Charles. One page is devoted to furnishing his house No. 184. $425.00.