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"David St. Johns His Book"

by David St. Johns

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Published
181832.5 cm x 20 cm
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David St. Johns. A cyphering book (1818) kept by David St. Johns for calculating the differences between sterling money and the current lawful monies in circulation in the various states of America. A manuscript book of 125 pages, ink on paper. Signed on page 1 and elsewhere in the book, "David St. Johns, his Book." Pages 1 – 29 are… Read more
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Andrew Oliver (1706-1774), Autograph Letter Signed, July 13, 1738, written to Brinley Sylvester from Boston, to his uncle by marriage about the speed of sea travel to Newport from Shelter Island over night and onto Boston the following Friday. He visited the Governor of Massachusetts and tried to broker the sale of Brinley Sylvester's bull to the Governor. Mention… Read more
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image of A Manuscript document in English recording a transfer of ownership from Luke van Thinehoven, a surgeon, to Sampson Benson for a lot situated on Smith Street, owned by van Thinehoven and sold to Sampson Benson.

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New York City Deed Dated December 24, 1696. A Manuscript document in English recording a transfer of ownership from Luke van Thinehoven, a surgeon, to Sampson Benson for a lot situated on Smith Street, owned by van Thinehoven and sold to Sampson Benson. Ink on paper, 41.5 cm x 33 cm, with ink annotations on the verso. The property… Read more
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image of Cheapest Eating in Albany, at the Model Coffee Room (in the City Mission Building,) Cor. Rensselaer and Franklin Streets.

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[Model Coffee Room, Albany, New York, Temperance Bill of Fare, circa 1878] Cheapest Eating in Albany, at the Model Coffee Room (in the City Mission Building,) Cor. Rensselaer and Franklin Streets. The neatest dining room in the city, attentive waiters, clean food of the best quality, no rum, but the MOST DELICIOUS COFFEE. An illustrated card, with a lithograph of… Read more
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[Menu on Silk] Ball in Honor of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.

by Lorenzo Delmonico

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Published
1860
Edition
First
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$950.00

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Delmonico, Lorenzo. Ball in Honor of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. New York, October 12, 1860. New York: Delmonico's, printed by Spear, 1860. A menu printed on silk for a banquet given in honor of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later to be crowned King Edward VII, called 'the event of the age,' by the Commercial Advertiser. Held… Read more
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Admit Bearer to Trial, Tilton vs. Beecher At the City Court Room.

by Tilton vs Beecher Trial Ticket

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Published
1875
Edition
First
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$750.00

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The Tilton versus Beecher Trial. Beach, William A. Admit Bearer to Trial, Tilton vs. Beecher At the City Court Room. Signed, "W. A. Beach." A printed ticket form signed in ink by William A. Beach (1809 – 1892), the senior counsel of the legal team representing the plaintiff, Theodore Tilton. Printed on decorated heavy paper 6.5 cm x 10… Read more
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PICTORIAL EDITION OF THE Tilton – Beecher TRIAL.

by [Frank Leslie]

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Published
[1875]
Edition
First
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$4,000.00

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PICTORIAL EDITION OF THE Tilton – Beecher TRIAL. A COMPLETE HISTORY, Containing over One Hundred Engravings of this Famous Trial. PRICE, 30 CENTS. No date, no publisher. [1875] 29.3 cm x 21.5 cm. Back cover is a full-page advertisement for The Days' Doings! Listing the Days' Doings Co., at 535 Pearl St., N.Y. Four signatures of 16 pages each of… Read more
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Autograph Letter Signed, July 9, 1855

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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Published
July 9, 1855
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Manuscript
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$500.00

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Autograph letter dated July 9, 1855, signed "Henry W. Longfellow," 2 pages, on sheet, ink on paper, regarding forwarding of his "illustrated papers" to him at Newport, Rhode Island, where he was spending the summer. Fine.
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Anne MacVicar Grant. Memoirs of an American Lady: with Sketches of Manners and Scenery in America, as They Existed Previous to the Revolution by Mrs. Grant, Author of "Letters from the Mountains," &c, &c. New York: Printed for Samuel Campbell, by G. and D. Bruce, 1809. 18 cm, 12mo; p. 223 mis-numbered as 226. [viii; 344 pages] Sabin, 28296; Howes,… Read more
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Bryant's Opera House 23rd Street, Between 6th & 7th Avenues, (Nearly Opposite Booth's Theatre.) Eighteenth Season of the World-Famous Bryant's Minstrels Organized 1857. The Felicity Will Eventuate at 8 O'Clock, With the Following Programme. Part First.—Soiree d'Ethiope. Jubilee Concert, Tin-Pan-O-Ni-On Introducing the Great Burlesque Prima Donna EUGENE. Part Second. --- Varieties. The Mutton Trial! Unsworth in His Original Banjo Songs.… Read more
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[Booth, John Wilkes] BOSTON MUSEUM SECOND WEEK OF J. WILKES BOOTH THE EMINENT YOUNG TRAGEDIAN, Who has been honored by the attendance of LARGE AND ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCES, AND WILL APPEAR This Tuesday Evening, May 3, 1864, IN SHAKESPEARE'S PLAY OF ROMEO AND JULIET! Boston: The Boston Museum, 1864. A theatrical playbill, 32 cm x 11 cm. A trimmed theatrical… Read more
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[John Dunlap, Printer] Know all Men by these Presents, That [William Quarrel of Lancaster County in the province of Pennsylvania, Shopkeeper am] firmly bound unto [Alexander Bartram of Philadelphia Merchant] in the sum of [Eighty six pounds] lawful money … A printed form, used in Colonial America for a written record of a bond between agreeing parties. 33.5 cm x… Read more
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STAGE-COACH AND TAVERN-DAYS.

by Earle, Alice Morse

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G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB
Published
1905
Edition
Presumed fourth printing.
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$1,850.00

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[Presentation and Association Copy, Extra-Illustrated by E. L. HENRY.] Earle, Alice Morse STAGE-COACH AND TAVERN-DAYS. The Macmillian Company, New York: 1905. Presumed fourth printing, 449 pages, 23cm, extra-illustrated presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the painter-book illustrator, E(dward) L(amson) Henry (1841-1919): "To Mrs Marie L. Hewlett, E. L. Henry April 1913." Also, the five full-page illustrations reproducing Henry's paintings… Read more
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Marc Chagall, Life and Work

by Franz Meyer

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G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB
Published
1963
Edition
First
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$1,250.00

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[Jerome Robbins, Association Copy] Meyer, Franz, Marc Chagall, Life and Work. New York: Harry Abrams, Inc., 1963. 775 pages. No dust wrapper. Gray cloth boards stamped with reproduction of Chagall's work. This is a remarkable association copy between two legendary American dance and Broadway choreographers. From the Collection of Anna Sokolow, bearing her stamp, this book was presented to her… Read more
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New York Innkeeper’s License 1796 Signed by New York City Mayor Richard Varick.

by Richard Varick, Mayor of New York

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Published
March 3, 1796
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Original manuscript
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$500.00

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An engraved form printed on an untrimmed sheet with the 1796 and month of March, with manuscript annotations. For the sum of fifty pounds, Bernard Repelye, a grocer located at 70 Front Street, secured the right to "keep an Inn or Tavern for retailing strong or spiritous Liquors in his Dwelling-House …" for a period of one year. Mr. Repelye… Read more
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image of Map of that Part of the City of New York North of 155th Street Showing the Progress Made in Laying Out Streets, Roads, Public Squares and Places, by the Commissioners of the Central Park, Under Chap. 565 of Laws of 1865 and of New Pier and Bulkhead Lines under Chap. 697 of Laws of 1867, January 1st, 1868.

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[Map, Upper Manhattan] Major and Knapp Eng. Mfg. & Lith. Co. 71 Broadway, N.Y., Map of that Part of the City of New York North of 155th Street Showing the Progress Made in Laying Out Streets, Roads, Public Squares and Places, by the Commissioners of the Central Park, Under Chap. 565 of Laws of 1865 and of New Pier and… Read more
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First Symphony (In One Movement).

by Barber, Samuel

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Published
1943
Edition
First
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$2,500.00

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Barber, Samuel. First Symphony (In One Movement). New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1943. G. Schirmer's Edition of Study Scores of Orchestral Works & Chamber Music, No 32, [title-page, verso gives instrumentation, information about first performances in Europe and the United States, duration time; 97 pages], full-score, Opus 9, Schirmer plate number 40720, copyright 1943. This copy was… Read more
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Signed Photograph and Masonic Ephemera of Frank Allison

by Harry S. Truman

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no date
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First
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Truman, Harry S. Photograph Signed and Inscribed. No place and no date. 10 inches by 8 ½ inches, black-and-white, Truman is shown in a bust-length pose. He is looking straight ahead, with a serious composed face, wearing his signature eyeglasses and Masonic lapel insignia. He inscribed the photograph at the lower right: "Best wishes to Frank Allison Harry S. Truman."… Read more
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Richmond 1865 Vicksburg Fort Donelson

by General Ulysses S. Grant

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Published
[1868]
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First
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Grant, General Ulysses S. Grant. RICHMOND / 1865 / Vicksburg / Fort Donelson / GENERAL U.S. GRANT / "I WILL FIGHT IT OUT ON THIS LINE." Woven white silk campaign ribbon probably created for Grant's presidential campaign of 1868. A Stevengraph woven bust-length portrait of General Grant in uniform appears above his famous declaration: "I will fight it out on… Read more
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[Welles & Gillette] Broadside. Certificate of Record for the family of Stephen H. Thayer from The Doomsday Book of the State of New York. Founded 1860. Entered According to an Act of Congress, in the Year 1860, by Albert Welles, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York. Welles & Gillette,… Read more
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