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image of 1824 Permission for Schooner Lavinia sailing from Lynn to Salem Mass. Captain Daniel Tilton

1824 Permission for Schooner Lavinia sailing from Lynn to Salem Mass. Captain Daniel Tilton

by Captain Daniel Tilton

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Published
1824
Condition
Good-to-Fair
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Only
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Ship Harbor Master permission for the Schooner Lavinia, built in Thomston, Maine in 1816, owned and Captained by Daniel Tilton of the Tilton's of Lynn, Massachusetts in 1824 Hauling ballast and 'Stores' from Lynn to Salem. A two masted schooner, about 71 feet long. Single deck. Signed by Daniel Tilton, M. Miller and H. Eucins. Document has some toning… Read more
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image of Two deeds for Hancock County being settled one– 1797; the second one 1794. Rare early American ephemera.

Two deeds for Hancock County being settled one– 1797; the second one 1794. Rare early American ephemera.

by Eli Forbes- Hancock County

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Published
1794
Condition
Fair
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Only
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$65.00

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Two deeds for Hancock County being settled one– 1797 and the second one 1794. Rare early American ephemera. Deeds toned, stains and holes with some loss of letters and text. Still legible. Genealogy. Hancock County: P. Coffin- Treasury EM Forbes Reg Daniel Neal Mr. Ballard Lot No. 120 5th July 1798 Attested Ephraim Ballard Survey; Hallowell August 3rd, 1797 Compared… Read more
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image of Ephemera 1776 by Major Low, fought at Lexington Green and writing about Mozart's death

Ephemera 1776 by Major Low, fought at Lexington Green and writing about Mozart's death

by unknown

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Published
1796
Condition
none
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only
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$200.00

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A rare ephemera item; written in 1776 on the reverse about the transfer and sale of land for Francis Symonds of Danvers, recently departed to Amos Trask of Danvers for 105 pounds for 4 acres 'more or less'...Also, on the other side a written piece was used as a write up for Caleb Low, and an excerpt on Mozart's death… Read more
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image of Massachusetts Writ: to impound John Waite (former Colonel in the Massachusetts Militia and served in the Revolutionary War) 1810

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Massachusetts Writ: to impound John Waite (former Colonel in the Massachusetts Militia and served in the Revolutionary War and heirs to land in Falmouth, Maine along the Presumpscot river. A nice item, dated 1810 with many notable people referenced in the document. Waite was accused of favoring the British and lost title to some 1,400 acres of land on… Read more
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image of Letter Autograph Pierre Janet while giving 15 Lectures at Harvard from 15 October and the end of November 1906

Letter Autograph Pierre Janet while giving 15 Lectures at Harvard from 15 October and the end of November 1906

by Pierre Janet

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Published
1906
Condition
Good-
Edition
Only
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$750.00

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No binding, single sheet, edge tatters with loss at letterhead of hotel, folds, creases and missing corners, text not effected, 6 by 9+ inches. Good- condition but definitely rare. Script is miniscule and difficult to read. On Copley Square Hotel stationary. #204-84, Images of Pierre Janet for reference only. They do not come with the letter. Photograph shows Janet's signature… Read more
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image of 8 pages of hand written story of Hill’s Academy in Essex Connecticut:

8 pages of hand written story of Hill’s Academy in Essex Connecticut:

by Unknown Author

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Published
1840's
Condition
Good
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Only
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8 pages of hand written story of Hill's Academy in Essex Connecticut: Hand written in period hand but by an unknown hand with notation of a fantastical story of maiden's coming down the lane, Native American hostilities against a local older man. Written circa 1840's. Paper water mark is from paper made in that period with E. M. & Co… Read more
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image of Abolition Document- Pre- Civil War- October 18th, 1858- Mathetican Anniversary

Abolition Document- Pre- Civil War- October 18th, 1858- Mathetican Anniversary

by Anonymous Author- Elmer H Capen possible

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Published
1858
Condition
Good
Edition
First
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$125.00

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10 pages of hand written Poem entitled the Matheticans Anniversary: Hand written in period hand. The by an unknown hand talking about the anniversary of the formation of the Walnut Hill Society (later a fraternity in 1860). This was a rival society to the Matheticans Society formed at Tufts University in 1854 by three members of the class of 1860 Hand… Read more
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A Nineteenth Century Eccentric "the horse racing life of Fulwar Craven (1782-1860)"

by Descon, William Scarsh

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Calix Books
Published
circa 1860's
Edition
Only copy
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$1,000.00

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Descon, William Scarsh (circa 1860's), Unknown author. "A Nineteenth Century Eccentric: The horse racing life of Fulwar Craven (1782-1860)". A 22 page manuscript, never published as we can find. Details the life and times of Fulwar Craven, a spectacular horseman, gambler and businessman in the sphere of horse racing in the UK. Also included is one colored image of Craven,… Read more
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image of John Brewster, Honorable: 1847 Last Will and Testament a Copy

John Brewster, Honorable: 1847 Last Will and Testament a Copy

by John Brewster, Honorable

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Calix Books
Published
1847
Condition
204-41
Edition
A Hand written Copy but signed by the parties of John Brewster,
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$275.00

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4 pages of hand written will as a copy. creasing and staining with toning and some separation but largely not affecting the text. HON. JOHN BREWSTER, now living in retirement at the old Brewster homestead in Ledyard, Conn., was born in the adjoining town of Preston, May 13, 1816, son of John and Mary (Morgan) Brewster. He is descended from… Read more
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image of Poems and writings: Elisa Hickling, Roxbury 1837

Poems and writings: Elisa Hickling, Roxbury 1837

by Elisa (Elizabeth) Edes (Brown) Hickling (Wife) (1825-1916)

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Published
1837
Edition
Loose hand written copies of poems and personal writings
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13 lightly penciled numbered pages, on watermarked Allen Paper (with the dove and sprig in its mouth). Signed by her hand in light elegant ink and later light pencil; "Elisa Hickling, Nov. 6, 1837." Page 3: Lucy by Wordsworth Page 4: Personal Poem: No title but it is about a bird Page 5-8: Oliver Wendell Holmes poem of 1831 Page 9:… Read more
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image of Lawrence Abbott Ephemera 1816-1820 with Amos Lawrence Letter to Abbott

Lawrence Abbott Ephemera 1816-1820 with Amos Lawrence Letter to Abbott

by Lawrence, Abbott

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Published
1816-1820
Edition
Original letter & ephemera
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$650.00

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Abbott Lawrence (1792-1855) and Amos Lawrence (1786-1852); 25 items of receipts and one letter from the period of 1816-1820 where Abbott Lawrence traveled to England and purchased many items. A letter of correspondence between Amos Lawrence to Abbott instructing him about a particular transaction and also referring other contacts to him. Mentioning also the problem with 'Southern paper….that must be… Read more
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image of Leopold Von Ranke A Review of his Life

Leopold Von Ranke A Review of his Life

by Adams, Henry Brook

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Calix Books
Published
1887
Condition
pages 542-558
Edition
Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volume
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$35.00

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Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volumes 22-23 pages 542-558, signed "H. B. A" Leopold Von Ranke a review of his life. by Herbert Baxter Adams; Adams was born to Nathaniel Dickinson Adams and Harriet (Hastings) Adams in Shutesbury, Massachusetts. On his mother's side, he was a descendant of Thomas Hastings who came from the East Anglia region… Read more
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Collection of Hoffman ephemera

by Collamore, John Hoffman

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Calix Books
Published
1836-60
Edition
transcripts
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$650.00

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19 items of handwritten ephemera from John Hoffman Collamore (1816-1896), traveler and member of the Columbian Lodge, Boston, MA (Founded by Paul Revere) and Member of the Massachusetts Genealogical Society. All items from 1836 through 1860's when he resided in France and took part in the French Wars of the 1860's. Hand written receipts of purchased items and lodging expenses… Read more
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image of Picasso - 1937

Picasso - 1937

by Jamie Sabartes

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Calix Books
Published
1937
Condition
Small- Paper Wraps - Loose from Wraps
Edition
Sabartes published this small booklet this is number 185 of 250
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$85.00

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Sabartes, Jamie: Picasso - 1937. Milan: All'Insegna del Pesce D;Oro, 1937. 32 pages numbered 185 from a total of 250 copies. Paper wrappers, loose from wrappers but interior holding. 9.5 x 7.5 cm. Test in Italian about Picasso. Jamie Sabartes was Pablo Picasso's secretary until his death. The were good personal friends and Picasso painted him in his 'blue' phase in… Read more
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image of Lord Kelvin's Patents

Lord Kelvin's Patents

by Magnus Maclean

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Calix Books
Published
1898
Condition
Some edge tones
Edition
Lord Kelvin's Patents - Especially printed for Magnus Maclean, F
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$215.00

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1898. Book Condition: Near Fine. Glasgow 1898. Article at pp. 1-50, 22 text illustrations of scientific equipment designed by Kelvin. Octavo. Especially printed for Magnus Maclean and signed by him as a gift to Professor George Francis FitzGerald. In original printed wrappers with some very slight toning on the edges. Near fine. Professor FitzGerald was at Trinity College and… Read more
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image of Eleazer Smith: A Biographical Sketch (1755-1836) Inventor

Eleazer Smith: A Biographical Sketch (1755-1836) Inventor

by Dickinson, Thomas A.

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Calix Books
Published
1881
Condition
1 of two copies, typed manuscript
Edition
1881 Typed Manuscript, one of two copies known
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$225.00

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Title: Eleazar Smith biographical sketch. Creator: Dickinson, Thomas A. Typed in Lawrence, Massachusetts while he was at Steelman & Fuller. Inclusive dates: 1881 Abstract:The Eleazar Smith biographical sketch is Thomas A. Dickinson's 1881 transcription of Smith's memoir, originally written in 1828. Smith described his experiences as a militiaman during the Revolutionary War, as well as his work as an inventor and machinist… Read more
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image of Deed Cambridge Mass 1849 for corner or Prospect and Austin

Deed Cambridge Mass 1849 for corner or Prospect and Austin

by Chaplin, Daniel

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Calix Books
Published
1849
Condition
A fine manuscript deed
Edition
4 page blue paper signed deed, 1849 for purchase of mansion and
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$150.00

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A very nice deed awarding to the physician, Daniel Chapman the mansion house and underlying land at the corner of Prospect street and Austin street in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1849. Signatures include Phinney, clerk. Joseph Holmes and others. Very nice light blue paper with retention of the ribbon some minor spots but otherwise in near fine condition. A one of… Read more
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image of Autographed Letter Russian Railroads, 1872 by Bennett, James Gordon

Autographed Letter Russian Railroads, 1872 by Bennett, James Gordon

by Bennett, James Gordon

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Published
1872
Edition
Autographed Letter by Gordon Bennett about Russian Railroads
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A letter from Gordon Bennett, the New York Herald, to C. H. Meltzer a correspondent to cover the 4th Railroad Congress to be held in St. Petersburg on August 20th, 1872 in which Bennett is going to vacation and show up. He is writing this letter from his Paris apartment at 190 Avenue des Champs Elysees.......This letter has some stains… Read more
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image of Autographed Letter, 1937 by Phelps, William Lyon, American Author

Autographed Letter, 1937 by Phelps, William Lyon, American Author

by Phelps, William Lyon

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Calix Books
Published
1937
Condition
Brief Easter Letter
Edition
Brief Easter Letter on Phelps Stationary
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$150.00

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A brief note, 'Easter Greetings' from your friend, Wm Lyon Phelps, 1937 to Ms Sarah J Newland. Some folds present otherwise a nice piece. Would go well with a Pheps Novel or book. William Lyon Phelps (January 2, 1865 New Haven, Connecticut - August 21, 1943 New Haven, Connecticut) was an American author, critic and scholar. He taught the first American… Read more
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image of Signed Letter Autograph by Morton, Levi; 1898, Politician and helped refinance US National Debt!

Signed Letter Autograph by Morton, Levi; 1898, Politician and helped refinance US National Debt!

by Morton, Levi

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Calix Books
Published
1898
Condition
Single Sheet, light tone
Edition
Autograph letter of Levi Morton
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This brief note on Morton and Bliss Stationary and signed by Levi P. Morton with references to William M. Clark, the Secretary State for the State of Colorado, and Mr. Lafe Pence as well as Perry Belmont and J. W. Hinckeley were all probably involved in the Walker Company, a private company floated by Belmont and Hinckeley and others. A… Read more
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