New Arrivals

Stereo-View Library at West Point Circa 1880

2. Stereo View taken of the Library at West Point. It was published by E & H.T. Anthony & Co. New York. Circa 1880's. In good condition. $75.00.

Alarming Developments Perjury Exposed

5. Clark, B.F. Alarming Developments Connected With the Courts. The Wrong Member of Middlesex Bar Convicted of Perjury and the Means By Which It Was Accomplished Exposed! Boston: Printed by Bense & Morgan, 3 State Street, 1858. 36 pages, some soiling. $175.00.

Wanted Poster Draft Dodger World War 1

11. Arrest This Man! Grover Cleveland Bergdoll Convicted For Violation of the 58th Article of War (Draft Evader)... escaped from Military Guard at Philadelphia...Broadside measures 12 x 9 1/4. In good condition. $275.00.

12. Thacher, Thomas. A Sermon Preached at Milton, the Lord’s Day after the Internment of the Reverend Nathaniel Robbins, A.M. Pastor of Said Church. Who Expired the 19th Day of May, A.D. 1795. Boston: Printed by Thomas Fleet, Jun. 1796. [with] The Comfortable Chambers, Opened and Visited, Upon the Departure of that Aged and Faithful Servant of God, Mr. Peter Thatcher [i.e., Thacher], the Never to be Forgotten Pastor of Milton, Who Made his Flight Thither on December 7, 1727. By Cotton Mather. Boston: Reprinted by Thomas Fleet, Jun., 1796. [1-4], 5-26, [2], 28 pp. First edition of Thacher and second edition of Cotton Mather’s final sermon. Pages 27-28 contain a good description of the town of Milton Massachusetts taken from a 1785 Gazetteer. In good condition with blank final leaf tattered and almost detached. Evans 31286 and 30777. ON HOLD.

13. Poems of Child Labor. New York: National Child Labor Committee, 1914. 53 pp. Good with light wear to the wraps. The work includes poems by various authors including Children of the Tenement, The Flower Factory, A Christmas Doll, The Cry of the Child Worker. $100.00.

14. [World War II] Diomedes Rustler, Vol. 1, No. 1. June 23, 1945. 12 pp. The first and only issue? Published on the day of commission this navy repair ship sailed to Asia and mostly worked in China in 1945-46. Issued in Baltimore the piece has comics, news and even a list of establishments that were off limits to the crew. Good with minor edge wear. $50.00.

15. Shaker Cloak. L.M. Noyes Agent. Sabbathday lake, Me. 3” x 1.5”. A woven silk label for the famous Shaker cloak which was popular in the first quarter of the 20th century. Shaker cloaks became popular in the 1890’s for use by fashionable society women to wear to the opera and other evens. Fine condition. $175.00.

16. Collection of 25 cards illustrating Poker hands. London: Cope Bros. & Co. Very good condition. 3” x 2 ¼”. An attractive lot of cards to help learn the game of Poker. Circa 1920’s? $50.00.

17. Pinkerton, William. Forgery. A Paper Read by William Pinkerton [at the] Annual Convention International Association Chiefs of Police Washington, D.C., May 22nd, 1905. [n.p.]: c. 1905. 44 pp. Good with lightly soiled and faded wraps. Light vertical crease. The speech discusses current forgery in America with pictures of 17 forgers of checks and financial documents and a description of how forgery schemes were perpetrated. $125.00.

18. [Byron, John]. A voyage round the world. In His Majesty's ship the Dolphin, commanded by the honourable Commodore Byron. In which is contained, a faithful account of the several places, people, plants, animals, &c. seen on the voyage: and, among other particulars, a minute and exact description of the Streights of Magellan, and of the gigantic people called Patagonians. Together with an accurate account of seven islands lately discovered in the South Seas. By an officer on board the said ship. Dublin printed for J. Hoey senior W. and W. Smith P. Wilson I. Flin J. Murphy E. Watts W. Sleater D. Chamberlaine J Potts J. Mitchell J. Williams and. W. Colles, 1767. [iv], 222 pp. Likely in an original sheep binding. One free endpaper at the front lacking and extremities of the words are worn and scuffed. Frontis of a sailor with Patagonian giants lacking a piece from the lower edge affecting part of three word. This text describes the voyage to South American and around the straits of Magellan to the Pacific. ESTC: T27758 with 5 copies of this Dublin edition located at Harvard, Peabody Essex, State Library of New South Wales, British Lib., Cambridge Univ. $550.00.

House of David Baseball Poster

20. Base Ball. Israelite House of David will play:…. Broadside. Benton Harbor, MI: c.1940. 17” x 11”. Good condition. The Israelite House of David was founded by Benjamin Purnell (1861-1927) and Mary Purnell (1862-1953) and Purnell preached that he was the seventh messenger who would be instrumental in gathering the 144,000 who would usher-in the return of Christ. The group lived communally in Benton Harbor Michigan attracting hundreds of followers from around the world. The group were pacifists, celibate, and vegetarians. While waiting for the second coming they built a marvelous community and supported themselves with farms, various industries, and amusement park and travelling baseball teams. When Benjamin died a power struggle forced Sr. Mary to leave the community and move literally next door with about half the membership. Mary’s City of David also started sending out a travelling baseball team and this poster is for City of David team. Both communities still exist but are greatly reduced in numbers. $475.00.


Books As Funerary Art

A2. Florist wire frame in form of a book. circa 1940's. We cleaned out an old florist shop a number of years ago and found all sorts of wire frames in various shapes, crosses, anchors and a few in the shape of a book. $100.00.

NH Adjutant's Inspection Book 1833 Some Manuscript Notes Block Printed Covers

A9. Inspection Book. Adjutant's General's Office. Concord: August 21st, 1833. 84 pages, bound in what early wallpaper or block print paper. Some wear to covers. 21 pages have manuscript notations on such things as number of muskets, Regiments mentioned are the 30th and 20th. $275.00.

Missing Poster Young 15 Year Old African American Boy Solvay New York 1924

A13. Missing $50.00 Reward For Missing Boy. Gilbert Bealer 15 years old of Solvay, NY. Last seen in Niagara Falls, N.Y. heading towards Canada. Measures 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 $175.00.

Missionaries In The Caribbean 1930's

A16. Detweiler, Charles S. News From the Caribbean Missions. The American Baptist Home Missionary Society. New York, NY: 1930. 9 pages, in good condition. $40.00.

A21. [African American Recording]. Garvey, Marcus. Hon. Marcus Garvey on His Return to the U.S.A. [side one] and Explanation of the Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Ass’n. [Side Two]. Made exclusively for Vanguard Local U.N.A.-A.C.L. Newark: London House Records, Circa 1960’s. Very good condition. Garvey (1887-1940) was born in Jamaica and was an important proponent of the pan-African movement and founder of Universal Negro Improvement Association. He was educated in England and eventually came to America and lectured on his theories and was arrested and imprisoned for mail fraud for raising money for a black owned steamship company. When released he returned Jamaica and then to England where he died in 1940. $275.00.