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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
Edition
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 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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Calix Books
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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Calix Books
Published
1840's
Condition
Good
Edition
Only
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$175.00

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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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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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$375.00

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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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Calix Books
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 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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Calix Books
Published
1872
Edition
Autographed Letter by Gordon Bennett about Russian Railroads
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$175.00

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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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$125.00

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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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image of A Sermon, Delivered at York, October 10, 1798, at the Ordination of the Rev. Rosewell Messinger, to the Pastoral Charge of the First Church as Colleague Pastor with the Rev. Isaac Lyman by Ezra Ripley, A. M. Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Concord

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A rare publication: OCLC shows no copies and only 11 publications by Charles Pierce of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A Rare Publication. A Sermon, Delivered at York, October 10, 1798, at the Ordination of the Rev. Rosewell Messinger, to the Pastoral Charge of the First Church as Colleague Pastor with the Rev. Isaac Lyman by Ezra Ripley, A. M. Pastor of… Read more
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image of 1826 Map of Boston

1826 Map of Boston "Free" Bridge from Boston to Dorcester; South Boston

by Unknown Author

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Calix Books
Published
1826
Condition
A manuscript Map
Edition
Manuscript Map of Bridge to Boston
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$225.00

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A hand written manuscript document (1826) for the construction of a Free Bridge from Boston to South Boston, called Dorchester. Condition and Size: Measures 16 by 13 1/2 inches with ribbon binding and multiple paper separations at the folds, sustained by conservator's tape (from a previous owner), staining and toning on front cover which had the most exposure, some spots… Read more
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image of Letter from Bret Harte's Wife to Publisher about Money, 1874

Letter from Bret Harte's Wife to Publisher about Money, 1874

by Harte, Anna Griswold

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Published
1874
Condition
Letter
Edition
Signed letter by Anna Griswold Harte Describing her plight and h
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A letter dated Nov. 4th, 1874 from Anna Harte, wife of Bret Harte writing to Mr. Bliss and asking him for money. Apparently Brett Harte had provided a draft and Mr. Bliss was supposed to provide a check for the work and has yet to do so. This is a time when Harte was in severe financial distress, which later… Read more
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image of The Log Cabin. By H. Greeley, 30 Ann-Street Vol. 1. New Series. New-York, Saturday, July 3, 1841. No. 31.

The Log Cabin. By H. Greeley, 30 Ann-Street Vol. 1. New Series. New-York, Saturday, July 3, 1841. No. 31.

by Greely, Horace

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Published
1841
Condition
4 printed page newspaper
Edition
Removal of President's Body from the White House, Eruption in Ha
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The Log Cabin. By H. Greeley, 30 Ann-Street Vol. 1. New Series. New-York, Saturday, July 3, 1841. No. 31. 4 pages as printed. Paper has edge tears along the center seam and edge tears along the sides but not affecting text. Fold in the center. A Rare Look at America in the 1840's Horace Greeley was quite the man and… Read more
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image of The Log Cabin by H. (Horace) Greeley, 30 Ann-Street. Vol. 1 new Series. New-York, Saturday, June 12, 1841. No. 28.

The Log Cabin by H. (Horace) Greeley, 30 Ann-Street. Vol. 1 new Series. New-York, Saturday, June 12, 1841. No. 28.

by Greely, Horace

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Calix Books
Published
1841
Condition
4 page newspaper
Edition
ews from Congress, Secretary of War, The McLeod Case, Webster's
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$100.00

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The Log Cabin by H. (Horace) Greeley, 30 Ann-Street. Vol. 1 new Series. New-York, Saturday, June 12, 1841. No. 28. 4 pages fold out. Name of J. T. Baker in upper right hand corner and upper left hand corner is probably the number of papers sold 10,231. Very few have survived intact. The articles are Whig party centric. News from… Read more
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