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THE ORIGINAL ELIOPHOBUS FAMILY [carte de visite (CDV)]
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THE ORIGINAL ELIOPHOBUS FAMILY [carte de visite (CDV)]

By [Lucasie Family; Eisenmann, Charles (photographer)]

New York: Charles Eisenmann, 1885. First Edition. Photograph. Near fine. [1880s]. Carte de visite, approximately 4 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Photographer's stamp on verso. Light foxing in upper margin of photograph and very minor wear to gilt edges, else a fine, crisp card and print. A splendid example of one of the most iconic images of the albino Lucasie family, whom P. T. Barnum brought from Amsterdam to New York in 1857 and advertised as “white Negro” natives of Madagascar, sometimes with the Barnumesque label, “Eliophobus” (sun-fearing), as seen here. The Lucasies, whose family included a daughter in addition to the son shown in this image, toured widely for Barnum and were one of his most popular attractions at his American Museum in New York. After the demise of the Museum, they performed on the circus circuit until what appears to be the death of both parents, Rudolph and Antiana, and their daughter in 1898. The son, Joseph, had studied violin from a young age and was reported to have distinguished himself in the art. He would continue to perform musically until his own death in 1909.

$350.00

CHE-MAH, THE CHINESE DWARF [carte de visite (CDV)]
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CHE-MAH, THE CHINESE DWARF [carte de visite (CDV)]

By [Che-Mah; Eisenmann, Charles (photographer)]

New York: Charles Eisenmann, 1885. First Edition. Photograph. Very good. [1880s]. Carte de visite, approximately 4 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Photographer's stamp on verso. Signed by Che Mah in blue on verso in Chinese characters and Roman letters. Light foxing in caption area of recto and edges of verso, light wear to photograph. Very good to near fine. Carte de visite portrait of Che-Mah (1838-1926), the "Chinese Dwarf," and an unidentified man of normal stature. In 1881, facing the the retirement of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thumb and the recent death of Commodore Nutt, P. T. Barnum was scouting for new little-person talent and found Che Mah in London, where he had been performing for a year. Che Mah signed with Barnum and worked with him until Barnum's death in 1891. He went on to perform for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and various sideshows and dime museums in the Midwest before retiring to Knowx, Indiana around 1901. Although he was said to come from a farm in Ningbo, China, there is some question as to Che Mah's true origins. In his 1936 memoirs, THIS WAY TO THE BIG SHOW, retired Barnum and Bailey Publicity Director and circus collector Dexter W. Fellows declared matter-of-factly that "the Chinese dwarf ... was a London Jew."

$300.00

[Carte de visite (CDV) of Bearded Lady Annie Jones]
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[Carte de visite (CDV) of Bearded Lady Annie Jones]

By [Jones, Annie; Eisenmann, Charles (photographer)]

New York: Charles Eisenmann, 1890. First Edition. Photograph. Very good. [ca. 1890]. Carte de visite, approximately 4 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Photographer's stamp on verso. Some fadgin, light wear, and very minor foxing. Very good. Annie Jones (1865-1902), billed as the "Esau Child" as a girl and later as the "Esau Lady," was the most famous bearded lady of the 19th century. She toured with P. T. Barnum for many years as a member of his congress of “freaks," a term she is said to have campaigned against. An 1898 press release from the Barnum and Bailey Circus in advance of a European tour announced that Jones had called a meeting on January 6, 1898 to protest the word and find a less "oppobrious" alternative. The event, as Leslie Fiedler notes in FREAKS, may have been "dreamed up by the Barnum and Bailey public relations staff" (the release had made a point of noting that the meeting had been chaired by Sol Stone, the Human Adding Machine, and its minutes taken by the Armless Wonder with his feet). She was, in any event, a leading, lifelong member of the Barnum troupe before her early death from pneumonia at the age of 37.

$200.00

THE YALE RECORD ... IT'S AN ILL WIND BLOWN GOOD AS OLD OWL LETS ONE GO : SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PARODY [Volume 87, Number 4] / SPORTS ILLITERATE : FEBRUARY 31, 1959 : AMERICA'S NATIONA SPORTS WEAKLING ... EXCLUSIVE: A YALE RECORD PARODY : OLD OWL WISES OFF : NOSE GRINDSTONING : A SPORT THE RUSSIANS CAN'T PLAY
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THE YALE RECORD ... IT'S AN ILL WIND BLOWN GOOD AS OLD OWL LETS ONE GO : SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PARODY [Volume 87, Number 4] / SPORTS ILLITERATE : FEBRUARY 31, 1959 : AMERICA'S NATIONA SPORTS WEAKLING ... EXCLUSIVE: A YALE RECORD PARODY : OLD OWL WISES OFF : NOSE GRINDSTONING : A SPORT THE RUSSIANS CAN'T PLAY

By [Yale University]

New Haven, Ct.: Yale Record Inc., 1957. Softcover. Good. Quarto. Two pairs of pictorial wrappers, stapled. [3],64,[3] pp. (including parody covers) containing numerous in-text illustrations. Some wear, minor discoloration and some foxing to front covers. Good to very good.

$35.00

AN EVENING'S ENTERTAINMENT BY MR. SELDEN CROSBY : SUBJECT-PHRENOLOGY .... THE WORKING POWER OF ELECTRICITY .... ALSO A MAGIC LANTERN EXHIBITION ... [caption title]
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AN EVENING'S ENTERTAINMENT BY MR. SELDEN CROSBY : SUBJECT-PHRENOLOGY .... THE WORKING POWER OF ELECTRICITY .... ALSO A MAGIC LANTERN EXHIBITION ... [caption title]

By [Phrenology]

[S.l.: s.n., 1880. Broadside. Very good. [ca. 1880]. Broadside, 19¼ x 8 inches. Early horizontal fold, minor chipping, two closed tears (1-inch and 1¼-inch) in lower margin, small marginal stains, very light occasional foxing. Very good. An unrecorded broadside advertising a lecture by Selden Crosby on phrenology and electricity, with public phrenological examinations offered, skulls shown, an electric battery demonstrated, and a magic lantern show given. The magic lantern exhibition includes life-size pictures of two famous late-18th/early-19th-century human anomalies: Daniel Lambert (1770-1809), who weighed over 700 pounds, and Calvin Edson (1788-1832), the "living skeleton," who weighed only 45. Spaces for venue, dates, and ticket price remain uncompleted. No records of or relating to this broadside have been located on OCLC or elsewhere.

$350.00

THE HEATHEN CHINEE ["Plain Language from Truthful James"]
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THE HEATHEN CHINEE ["Plain Language from Truthful James"]

By Harte, Bret; Joseph Hull [ill.]

Chicago: The Western News Company, 1870. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Very good. 9 numbered lithographic cards, 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Titled envelope lacking. Some toning, light soiling, and wear. Very good. The pirated, first separate issue of Bret Harte's famous and famously misunderstood satire, after its first appearance in the September, 1870, issue of San Francisco's THE OVERLAND MAGAZINE. The poem, a parody of Swinburne's ATALANTA, begins with a game of euchre between the narrator, his friend Bill Nye, and a Chinese immigrant, Ah Sin. Nye is engraged when his own attempt at cheating with cards up his sleeve is foiled by Ah Sin's superior efforts at the same. After complaining about being "ruined by Chinese cheap labor," Nye sets upon Ah Sin, and "a scene" ensues. Of the three versions of the poem illustrated in 1870 and 1871, the present set, illustrated by Joseph Hull, is unique in depicting the "scene that ensued" as a white mob attacking Ah Sin. As both a writer and newspaper editor, Bret Harte had long spoken out against white anti-Chinese bigotry and violence, which he had intended for this poem to mock. The irony was lost to the wider public, however, and Joseph Hull's illustrations helped fuel the wild popularity of the poem and its use as a rallying cry against Chinese immigrants.

$90.00

THE HAUNTED PHOTOGRAPH | WHENCE AND WHITHER | A CASE IN DIPLOMACY | THE AFTERGLOW
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THE HAUNTED PHOTOGRAPH | WHENCE AND WHITHER | A CASE IN DIPLOMACY | THE AFTERGLOW

By Stuart, Ruth McEnery

New York: The Century Co., 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. [8],168 pp. plus ten plates (including frontispiece). Publisher's beige pictorial cloth, stamped in white, green, and gilt. Bookplate of Elizabeth Jordan. Warmly inscribed, "Elizabeth Jordan | with the author's love | May 1st 1912," on front free endpaper and, "Merrily Yours | Ruth McEnery Stuart," on title page. Five contemporary manuscript edits in the text. Fading at spine and edges, three small tears at head of spine. Very good. Presentation copy to American journalist, author, and editor Elizabeth Jordan (1865-1947). Ruth McEnery Stuart (ca. 1849-1917) was a white Lousiana-born writer known in part for her sympathetic (if problematic) portrayals of African American characters and her use of black vernacular. The present collection of four short stories includes two with black subjects, "Whence and Whither" and "A Case in Diplomacy." "The Haunted Photograph" is an ambiguously ghostly ghost story, and "The Afterglow" includes a handful of brief manuscript editing notes, presumably by either Stuart or Jordan.

$125.00

ENCYCLICAL BLUNDERBUSS : ENCYCLICAL LETTER OF PEP, PIP, POP, PAP, PUP, PIUS THE IX. FORTE-PIANISSIMO. PROMULGATED FROM THE PONTINE POOLS OF PAPALDOM. JANUARY 12th, 1865
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ENCYCLICAL BLUNDERBUSS : ENCYCLICAL LETTER OF PEP, PIP, POP, PAP, PUP, PIUS THE IX. FORTE-PIANISSIMO. PROMULGATED FROM THE PONTINE POOLS OF PAPALDOM. JANUARY 12th, 1865

By [Anti-Catholicism]

[S.l.: s.n.], 1865. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 13 pp. including in-text cuts of a bull and an ass. Original pictorial wrappers. Early vertical fold, light dampstains affecting wrappers and upper-outer of most leaves (not touching text), small closed tears at head of front wrapper. Good. A highly alliterative American anti-Catholic spoof of papal bulls, taking particular aim at the current Pope, Pius IX. OCLC records three copies. Rare.

$125.00

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO WHOM WAS REFERRED, ON THE 26th ULTIMO, THE CONSIDERATION OF THE EXPEDIENCY OF ACCEPTING FROM THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, A CESSION OF JURISDICTION OF THE TERRITORY WEST OF PENNSYLVANIA, COMMONLY CALLED THE WESTERN RESERVE OF CONNECTICUT. 21st MARCH, 1800. . .
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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO WHOM WAS REFERRED, ON THE 26th ULTIMO, THE CONSIDERATION OF THE EXPEDIENCY OF ACCEPTING FROM THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, A CESSION OF JURISDICTION OF THE TERRITORY WEST OF PENNSYLVANIA, COMMONLY CALLED THE WESTERN RESERVE OF CONNECTICUT. 21st MARCH, 1800. . .

By [Ohio]; [John Marshall]

Philadelphia: House of Representatives, 1800. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 31 pp. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt morocco label. Uneven toning in title page, else fine. The key federal document in the Western Reserve's transition from Connecticut territory to Ohio land. The report, authored by U.S. Representative and future Chief Justice John Marshall, provides a detailed account of the history of overlapping claims to present-day northeastern Ohio by Connecticut and Pennsylvania, the resolution of the dispute in favor of Connecticut, the lands' subsequent sales, settlement, and improvements, and current issues surrounding Connecticut's offers to cede sovereignty of the lands to the federal government. The Congressional committee here recommends accepting Connecticut's cession of jurisdiction. Congress complied, formally ending Connecticut's authority in the Western Reserve and absorbing the lands into the Northwest Territory. The already-significant population of the Western Reserve allowed the eastern portion of the Northwest Territory, "Ohio country," to begin the path to statehood in 1801, which was completed with Ohio's admission to the Union in 1803. "One of the great documents of the trans-Alleghany pioneer West" - Eberstadt (114:592). Evans 38873. Howes C683, "a". Sabin 15688. Thomson 974.

$1100.00

THE TEMPLAR'S CHART, OR HIEROGLYPHIC MONITOR; CONTAINING ALL THE EMBLEMS AND HIEROGLYPHICS EXPLAINED IN THE VALIANT AND MAGNANIMOUS ORDERS OF KNIGHTS OF THE RED CROSS; KNIGHTS TEMPLARS; AND KNIGHTS OF MALTA, OR ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM. DESIGNED AND DULY ARRANGED, AGREEABLY TO THE MODE OF WORK AND LECTURING. BY JEREMY L. CROSS, K.R.C. K.T. K.M. &c. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, LESSONS, EXHORTATIONS, PRAYERS, CHARGES, SONGS, &c.
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THE TEMPLAR'S CHART, OR HIEROGLYPHIC MONITOR; CONTAINING ALL THE EMBLEMS AND HIEROGLYPHICS EXPLAINED IN THE VALIANT AND MAGNANIMOUS ORDERS OF KNIGHTS OF THE RED CROSS; KNIGHTS TEMPLARS; AND KNIGHTS OF MALTA, OR ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM. DESIGNED AND DULY ARRANGED, AGREEABLY TO THE MODE OF WORK AND LECTURING. BY JEREMY L. CROSS, K.R.C. K.T. K.M. &c. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, LESSONS, EXHORTATIONS, PRAYERS, CHARGES, SONGS, &c.

By Cross, Jeremy L.; [S. S. Jocelyn [ill.]

New-Haven: Published and sold by the author [et al.]; A. H. Maltby & Co., Printers, 1821. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. [2],vi,10-157 pp. including engraved half title, engraved frontispiece, and musical notation in pp. 111-156, plus 21 leaves of plates (1-20 numbered), complete. Later speckled paper over boards, gilt leather label. Moderate foxing throughout. Very good. Scarce first edition of the first illustrated guide to the organization, rituals, and symbolism of the Masonic Knights Templar for the General Grand Encampment of the United States, by the influential Masonic author and lecturer Jeremy Ladd Cross (1783-1860). The work follows on the success of Cross’s pioneering 1820 publication of Masonic emblems, THE TRUE MASONIC CHART, with a monitor for the specifically Christian “knighthood” orders associated with freemasonry in the U.S. Following ritual manuals, lessons, constitutions, and lists of officers for the orders is a large selection of songs, many with musical notation, and plates of symbols, ritual schematics, and Biblical and allegorical scenes, including Paul’s shipwreck on Malta. The frontispiece, a depiction of Constantine’s vision of the cross blazing in the heavens, is an early copper engraving of Simeon Smith Jocelyn (1799-1879) of New Haven. Jocelyn is evidently the illustrator of the all of the plates in the volume (taking the place of Amos Doolittle, who engraved the plates of the TRUE MASONIC CHART). Around the time of the TEMPLAR CHART’s publication, Jocelyn enrolled at Yale to train as a Congregationalist minister. Successfully ordained, in the 1830’s Jocelyn abandoned the engraving trade to dedicate himself to antislavery and African American educational causes.

$800.00

THE RECENT ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS IN FAVOUR OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, CONSIDERED IN REFERENCE TO THE TRUST CONVEYANCES OF HANOVER STREET CHURCH. BY A LAYMAN
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THE RECENT ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS IN FAVOUR OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, CONSIDERED IN REFERENCE TO THE TRUST CONVEYANCES OF HANOVER STREET CHURCH. BY A LAYMAN

By [Lowell, John]

Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1823. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 24 pp. Original plain green wrappers, stitched. Contemporary ink ownership signature of "G. Bond" on front wrapper. Wrappers lightly chipped at spine ends and corners, light soiling to front wrapper and extreme fore-edge, else near fine. An anti-Calvinist pamphlet from the Unitarian Controversy of 1805-1835, insisting upon "right of thought" and separation of church and state as fundamentally Christian principles. The author targets Massachusetts's "orthodox party" of Congregationalist clergy as heirs to Constantine and Rome in their abuses of Christianity and mental enslavement of their churches' laity. Sabin attributes the work to John Lowell, Jr. (1769-1840), the prominent Federalist Massachusetts lawyer, prolific pseudonymous pamphleteer, and author several years earlier of "Are You a Christian or a Calvinist?" Sabin 42457.

$100.00

WALT WHITMAN : AN EXHIBITION
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WALT WHITMAN : AN EXHIBITION

By Harris, Robert O. (compiler)

Dallas: Fikes Hall of Special Collections and DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 1987. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. 28 pp., including illustrations. Pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine. Catalog of an exhibition of the Robert O. Harris Whitman collection at Fikes Hall of Special Collections, Southern Methodist University, 1987.

$12.00

A DIRECTORY OF NAMES, PENNANT NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SHIP MASTERS' ASSOCIATION OF THE GREAT LAKES. . . APRIL, 1907
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A DIRECTORY OF NAMES, PENNANT NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SHIP MASTERS' ASSOCIATION OF THE GREAT LAKES. . . APRIL, 1907

By [Great Lakes Shipping]

Toledo: E. G. Ashley, Grand Financial Secretary, 1907. Hardcover. Near fine. 24 pp. including in-text figures and photographic portraits. Printed in red and black. 12mo. Original flexible black cloth, stamped in gilt. 3/4-inch closed tear in front free endpaper, else near fine. In addition to the directory, the volume includes an "early history" of the association, a "list of vessels of the Great Lakes, American and Canadian, with names and addresses of owners," "other information of a miscellaneous nature of interest in shipping circles in the Great Lakes," and scores of advertisements for marine suppliers in Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Milwaukee, and various other Great Lakes cities. Several of the different companies' advertisements contain wood-engraved or photographic views of their buildings, ships, or machinery. Scarce.

$150.00

THE CAVERNS OF LURAY. REPRINTED FROM THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF A VISIT TO THE LURAY CAVERNS, IN PAGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, JULY 13TH AND 14TH, 1880
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THE CAVERNS OF LURAY. REPRINTED FROM THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF A VISIT TO THE LURAY CAVERNS, IN PAGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, JULY 13TH AND 14TH, 1880

By [Shenandoah Valley Railroad]

[Virginia: Luray Cave and Hotel Company and Shenandoah Valley Railroad, 1881]. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Very good. [4],13,[3] pp., including two-page map, three full-page engravings, and illustrated advertisement. Original printed wrappers. Neat five-inch separation of wrapper at spine, very light soiling to wrappers, else near fine. An attractive advertisement for Virginia's Luray Caverns, evidently issued by the Luray Cave and Hotel Company and Shenandoah Valley Railroad for the 1882 tourist season. The pamphlet prints a detailed account of the wonders of the caves by an 1880 Smithsonian expedition, together with a railroad map of the eastern United States leading to Luray, with illustrations of the caverns and the Natural Bridge landmark. A full-page advertisement for the Luray Inn includes a large woodcut view of that institution. OCLC locates no copies. Rare.

$60.00

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY IN CONNECTICUT
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ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY IN CONNECTICUT

By Swett, Paul P

[S.l.], 1946. First Separate Edition. Hardcover. Fine. [3],76,[2] pp. Original half gray and green cloth. Fine. Reprinted from the Connecticut State Medical Journal.

$40.00

ROME AND AMERICA: A BRIEF SURVEY OF COMPARATIVE CULTURE
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ROME AND AMERICA: A BRIEF SURVEY OF COMPARATIVE CULTURE

By Tuercke, Rev. Carl; Charles W. Super (trans.)

Cincinnati, Oh.: C.N. Morris, 1875. First English Language Edition. Softcover. Very good. 16 pp. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled, else near fine. From the library of Dr. Ephraim M. Epstein, first President of the University of South Dakota, bearing his bookplate. Polemic "Dedicated to all Patriotic Citizens of the United States" by the pastor of Cincinnati's Third Protestant Church on the dangerous influence of the Roman Catholic Church. Delivered at Cincinnati in May, 1875, and translated from the German.

$75.00

THE LAMBS PUBLIC GAMBOL : FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MISSISSIPPI FLOOD SUFFERERS [caption title]
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THE LAMBS PUBLIC GAMBOL : FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MISSISSIPPI FLOOD SUFFERERS [caption title]

By [The Lambs Club]

[New York: The Lambs, 1927]. Softcover. Very good. W. Spencer Wright. Quarto. [8] pp. Pictorial self-wrappers. 78 unique contemporary ink autograph signatures on front and rear wrappers. Early soft vertical fold (affecting all leaves), minor soiling to wrappers, with two-inch stain in rear wrapper. Very good. Program for the Lambs Club's 1927 Public Gambol, held May 15 at the Knickerbocker Theatre, benefiting the victims of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. The cover art, by W. Spencer Wright, features a nude satyress with a shepherd's crook and a lamb at her feet peering through a crack in a fence. The program is signed by Wright and 77 fellow Lambs, including such stage luminaries as Walter Catlett, Bill Desmond, Leon Errol, Lew Fields, Eddie Foy, David Warfield, and "Shepherd" Tom Wise.

$300.00

THE FOUR GREAT BIG ATTRACTIONS FOR THE COMING SEASON. NO FAIR, TROTTING EVENT OR OUTSIDE EXHIBITION COMPLETE WITHOUT ONE OR ALL OF THESE FEATURES. . . [caption title]
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THE FOUR GREAT BIG ATTRACTIONS FOR THE COMING SEASON. NO FAIR, TROTTING EVENT OR OUTSIDE EXHIBITION COMPLETE WITHOUT ONE OR ALL OF THESE FEATURES. . . [caption title]

By [Baldwin, Thomas Scott]

[Massachusetts?], 1880. Broadside. Near fine. [ca. late 1880s]. Broadside, 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Two neat vertical folds and one neat horizontal fold. Light contemporary pencil note ("What prizes & railroad facilities?") in lower margin. Half-inch closed tear in horizontal fold, not affecting text, else fine. Unrecorded broadside advertisement of agent M. J. Finn of Natick, Massachusetts, for a great variety of outdoor entertainments available for hire to fairs and other exhibitions. The broadside most significantly features T. S. Baldwin and his “GRAND BALLOON ASCENSION AND JUMP FROM AN ALTITUDE OF 5000 FEET.” Baldwin (1860-1923), a U.S. Army Major and pioneering aeronautical performer and engineer, designed and operated parachutes, balloons, and airplanes during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, creating the famous “California Arrow” dirigible, which was exhibited at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, and numerous other flying machines, used variously for entertainment, military, and navigational purposes. Also advertised in this broadside are “Jeakles’ Wonderful Hippodrome Chariot Races,” Miss Loui Cassini, “Champion Lady Equestrienne,” “Finn’s Running Dogs,” “Mlle. Carlotta, Lady Aeronaut” (i.e., Mary Hawley Myers, an important figure in her own right, who performed throughout the 1880s), a “Mounted Sword Contest,” “Abdallah Ben Said’s Troupe of Bedouin Arabs,” “Rowing Tricycle Races,” Mlle. Maretta Meyers, “wire walker, globe runner, juggler, slide for life by the hair and teeth,” and a variety of other unusual performers. A very early and extremely rare Baldwin ephemeron, in remarkably good condition.

$200.00

SIGNAL CODE AND APPARATUS FOR THE USE OF VESSELS TO FACILITATE THE APPLICATION OF THE RULE OF THE ROAD AND ALSO FOR LIGHT-HOUSE NOMENCLATURE
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SIGNAL CODE AND APPARATUS FOR THE USE OF VESSELS TO FACILITATE THE APPLICATION OF THE RULE OF THE ROAD AND ALSO FOR LIGHT-HOUSE NOMENCLATURE

By Seaton, William C.

Quebec: Dawson & Co., 1881. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 21 pp. plus folding color plate. Original printed wrappers, stitched. Wrappers chipped at spine and edges. Two soft vertical folds (affecting all leaves). Very good. An excessively rare proposal for an apparatus and system of turning and emergency light signals for maritime vessels and related codes for lighthouses. The attractive frontispiece plate shows the green, yellow, and red-light apparatus in various modes and angles. OCLC records no copies.

$200.00

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE THREE MONTHLY MEETINGS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA [caption title]

By [Society of Friends]

[Philadelphia]: Kimber, Conrad & Co., 1805. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. 4 pp. Original plain wrappers, stitched. Minor toning at edges, else fine. Address to Quaker community denouncing the controversial practices of taking promissory notes and entering into joint securities. Signed in print by David Bacon, John Parrish, Jacob Tompkins, John Elliott, Nicholas Waln, and Daniel Drinker.

$70.00

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