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John Adams Autograph Letter Signed.

by Adams, John

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Published
1809
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$125,000.00

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1809. Exceptionally rare 16-page autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of Founding Father John Adams defending the ultimate necessity of American sovereignty and its precedence over international alliances. Sixteen pages, entirely in the hand of John Adams and written on both the recto and verso of each page, the letter is dated January 9, 1809 and… Read more
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$125,000.00
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William Penn Signed Land Grant.

by Penn, William

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Published
1684
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$12,500.00

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1684. Rare early American land grant signed by the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn as the new province's first governor. One page, script on vellum, the document is dated January 26, 1684 and grants s tract of land to one of the earliest Quaker colonists to settle in Philadelphia county, Thomas Simmons and reads in part, "Know yee that… Read more
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$12,500.00
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Southern Generals, Who They Are, and What They Have Done.

by [Snow, William Parker]

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Published
1865
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$250.00

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London: Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1865. Rare first edition of this work on the Southern Generals of the American Civil War, attributed to William Parker Snow. Octavo, original cloth , illustrated with tissue-guarded engraved portraits of each featured General including frontispiece of Robert E. Lee. In near fine condition. English-born writer and explorer William Parker Snow's most successful… Read more
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$250.00
image of Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American Naval Heroes and the War of the Revolution, Between the American Republic and the Kingdom of Great Britain; Comprising Sketches of Com. Nicholas Biddle, Com. John Paul Jones, Com. Edward Preble and Com. Alexander Murray. With Incidental Allusions to other Distinguished Characters.

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Hartford: Published by Silas Andrus, 1823. First edition of Putnam's work dedicated to American naval heroes of the Revolutionary War including James Monroe, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles to the spine. In near fine condition. Armorial bookplate to the pastedown. Rare. Inspired by a recently published letter… Read more
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$7,500.00
image of Americae Mappa Generalis. [Homann’s Second Map of the Western Hemisphere].

Americae Mappa Generalis. [Homann’s Second Map of the Western Hemisphere].

by Homann, Johann Baptist

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Published
1746
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$3,500.00

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1746. Rare 18th century Homann Heirs map of the Western Hemisphere. One page, the map depicts in detail North and South America as well as western portions of Europe and Africa with a large decorative cartouche. Homann's second map of the Western Hemisphere, the present map provided new details in the interior of North America particularly along the Mississippi… Read more
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$3,500.00
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General John J. Pershing Signed United States Army Citation.

by Pershing, General John J

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Published
1919
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$975.00

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1919. Early 20th century United States Army Citation signed by General John J. Pershing. One page, partially printed, the citation awards Lieut. Colonel Arthur A. Tasker for "exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services as Colonel Officer of the Base Hospital A09 France". Dated April 19, 1919 and signed by General John J. Pershing. General of the Armies John Joseph "Black… Read more
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$975.00
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Apollo Astronauts Signed Note.

by Cernan, Gene; Ron Evans; John Young

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$950.00

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Rare note signed by Apollo astronauts John Young (Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, STS-1, STS-9), Ronald Evans (Apollo 17), and Gene Cernan (Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, Apollo 17). One page, signed by each astronaut. The note measures 7 inches by 5 inches. The entire piece measures 13.25 inches by 11.25 inches. The Apollo program, also known… Read more
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$950.00
image of A Funeral Eulogy, Occasioned by the Death of General Washington. Delivered February 22d, 1800, Before the New-York State Society of the Cincinnati.

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New York: Printed by Isaac Collins, 1800. Rare first edition of American Presbyterian minister William Linn's Funeral Eulogy delivered before the New York State Society of the Cincinnati upon the death of President George Washington. Octavo, disbound. William Linn was the second President of Queen's College (now Rutgers University), serving in a pro tempore capacity from 1791 to 1795.… Read more
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$475.00
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Eleven First Ladies Signed White House Engraving.

by Bess Wallace Truman, Mamie Dowd Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalyn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Laura Bush

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$3,500.00

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Signatures of eleven First Ladies from Bess Truman through Laura Bush on a White House engraving. The signatures includes, Bess Wallace Truman, Mamie Dowd Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalyn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Laura Bush. The piece measures 8 inches by 6 inches.… Read more
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$3,500.00
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Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?: The Story of America’s Last Hero.

by Allen, Maury [Joe DiMaggio]

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Published
1975
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$1,200.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1975. First edition of this classic work on DiMaggio. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the subject on the front free endpaper, "To Wayne Best wishes Joe DiMaggio." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mark Rubin. Maury Allen first saw Joe DiMaggio play some thirty… Read more
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$1,200.00
image of History of Los Angeles County, California, with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Fine Blocks, Manufactories, from Original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability.

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Oakland: Thompson & West, 1880. First edition of this early work on Los Angeles county. Quarto, original leather backed cloth, gilt titles. Illustrated with 86 lithographed plates (two of them double-page); hand-colored lithographed map. In very good condition. From the library of the Ebell of Los Angeles, inscription. Rare in the original binding. Spectacular series of views of the… Read more
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$2,850.00
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Letter Addressed to the Addressers, on the Late Proclamation.

by Paine, Thomas

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Published
1792
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$6,500.00

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London: Printed for H.D. Symonds and Thomas Clio Rickman, 1792. First edition of Paine's fervent letter defending Rights of Man and calling forth the American Revolution. Disbound. With four other early printings of rare Paine titles, including: A Letter to the Earl of Shelburne, Now Marquis of Landsdowne, on His Speech July 10, 1782, Repsecting the Acknowledgement of American… Read more
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$6,500.00
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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

by Grant, Ulysses S. [U.S.]

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Published
1885-86
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$2,000.00

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New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-86. First edition of the memoirs of one of the most recognized figures in American military history, illustrated with portrait frontispieces, numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps, in deluxe publisher's full sheep. Octavo, 2 volumes, publisher's full tan sheep, raised bands, red and navy morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges,… Read more
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$2,000.00
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John Hancock Signed Document.

by Hancock, John

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Published
1787
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$9,500.00

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1787. Rare document signed by John Hancock, Governor of Massachusetts. Boldly signed "John Hancock" on the upper left corner. Hancock's signature is an exceptional example. Countersigned by Secretary of the Commonwealth John Avery, Jr. as "John Avery jun Secy" at center bottom. Featuring a large paper seal showing a gorgeous impression of the Massachusetts state seal in the upper… Read more
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$9,500.00
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Chicago: Government Printing Office, 1925. First edition of this address given by President Coolidge. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Calvin Coolidge. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom folding case. The 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge began his political career in Massachusetts state politics. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust… Read more
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$1,250.00
image of Address of President Coolidge before the Annual Convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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Chicago: Government Printing Office, 1925. First edition of this address by President Coolidge. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Calvin Coolidge. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom folding case. The 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge began his political career in Massachusetts state politics. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him… Read more
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$1,250.00
image of Message of the President of the United States, Communicated to the Two Houses of Congress at the beginning of the Second Session of the Seventieth Congress.

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Chicago: Government Printing Office, 1928. First edition of this address given by President Coolidge. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Calvin Coolidge. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom folding case. The 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge began his political career in Massachusetts state politics. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Chicago: Government Printing Office, 1925. First edition of this address given by President Coolidge. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Calvin Coolidge. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom folding case. The 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge began his political career in Massachusetts state politics. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust… Read more
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$1,400.00
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Memoirs of William T. Sherman.

by Sherman, William T

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Published
1875
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$1,050.00

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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1875. First edition of this memoir from one of the most well regarded generals, "oft-consulted and much-quoted reminiscences ... Sherman wrote as he fought; dynamically and bluntly" (Nevins II, 89). Octavo, 2 volumes, original cloth, large folding map in rear endpaper pocket of Volume II. In near fine condition. A very nice example.… Read more
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$1,050.00
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Between Hope and History.

by Clinton, Bill [William Jefferson]

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Published
1996
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$950.00

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New York: Times Books/ Random House, 1996. First edition of this work by President Clinton. Octavo, original boards. Association copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the half-title page, "To Shirley Chater with thanks Bill Clinton 9-10-96." The recipient Shirley Chater served as President Clinton's Social Security Commissioner. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket… Read more
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$950.00