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"Free Pass... Constitutional Purifying Association"

"Free Pass... Constitutional Purifying Association"

by COPPERHEADS

[COPPERHEADS].
Broadside, "A FREE PASS. Entitling the holder to the tender mercies of the CONSTITUTIONAL PURIFYING ASSOCIATION, Who will guarantee to cleanse every particle of Copperheadism from our nature - so you will be able to VOTE for an honest man without prejudice..." with several illustrations depicting "THE PURIFYING PROCESS." [1864]. 6 x 9 in.
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$400.00
The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower

by di Prima, Diane

Chicago, Illinois: The Ravine Press, 1976. Limited Edition. Broadside. Very Fine. Darcie Sanders. Featuring an elegaic, haunting poem by Diane di Prima, among the few female members of the original Beat Generation. An important poet, publisher & memoirist for well over a half century, she is still active. The text is superimposed over a beautiful, appropriately autumnal hand-silkscreened image designed by Darcie Sanders. Signed by the poet, & in very fine, substantially mint condition, printed... Read more
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$125.00
IOWA

IOWA

by UPDIKE, John

1980. UPDIKE, John. "IOWA." Portland, Oregon: John Laursen at Press-22, 1980. Copperplate etching by Liza Jones. A lovely 15-inch by 22-inch printed broadside poem. Signed, Limited Edition of only 26 lettered copies, this being copy "C." Another 200 numbered copies were also issued. Fine. $450.00.
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$450.00
I.C.C. The Inimitable Cacophonic Coons … Madagascar Minstrels Will Positively Appear In Music Hall, Wednesday and Thursday, February 13 and 14, 1889, In Their Catagmatic, Cataphractic, Cataclysmic, and Catachrestic Saltatorial Symphony.

I.C.C. The Inimitable Cacophonic Coons … Madagascar Minstrels Will Positively Appear In Music Hall, Wednesday and Thursday, February 13 and 14, 1889, In Their Catagmatic, Cataphractic, Cataclysmic, and Catachrestic Saltatorial Symphony.

Minstrel Broadside. Boston Music Hall, Boston, Mass., I.C.C. The Inimitable Cacophonic Coons … Madagascar Minstrels Will Positively Appear In Music Hall, Wednesday and Thursday, February 13 and 14, 1889, In Their Catagmatic, Cataphractic, Cataclysmic, and Catachrestic Saltatorial Symphony.Printed by Nathan Sawyer & Son, Boston. 71.5 cm x 20.5 cm. Blue ink on white paper. This copy has undergone a surface cleaning to remove superficial and ground-in dirt, a washing to reduce acidity and some... Read more
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$1,500.00
Tableau de calligraphie

Tableau de calligraphie

by SEITZ, Johann Baptist (1786-1859)

Munich: Anton Dreer, 1816. Large folio engraved broadsheet (775 x 590 mm.) of calligraphic samples, with five engraved vignettes. Thick wove paper, deckle edges. Fine condition.*** A splendid calligraphic sample, beautifully preserved. The imprint states that it was "composed, engraved and published by J. B. Seitz." Seitz was an engraver for the Royal Bavarian Bureau of Statistics and Topography (Königlichen Bayrischen Statistisch-Topographischen Bureau), which was responsible for the... Read more
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$3,750.00
Four Broadsides:  (one) "The All American Girl"; (three) "One Tear Right Now (For Monroe in Heaven)"

Four Broadsides: (one) "The All American Girl"; (three) "One Tear Right Now (For Monroe in Heaven)"

by Walsh, Joy

Clarence Center, NY; San Diego, CA: Textile Bridge Press; Atticus Press, 1985. First Printings. Single Sheets. Very Fine; Fine. Four broadsides by Joy Walsh, the late poet & scholar who published & edited the Jack Kerouac-related journal series, Moody Street Irregulars. Issues of MSI, which flourished during the 1970s-1980s, are now collectors' items, many of them are available on Third Mind Books. Offered here is a single copy of "The All American Girl," a hard-hitting punk-feminist... Read more
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$50.00
WHEREAS AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, HOLDEN AT NEW-HAVEN, ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, 1796, AN ACT WAS PASSED FOR INCORPORATING THE PROPRIETORS OF THE HALF MILLION ACRES OF LAND, LYING SOUTH OF LAKE ERIE, WHICH ACT IMPOWERED THE AGENTS OF SAID PROPRIETORS IN GENERAL MEETING ASSEMBLED, TO LAY TAXES ON SAID PROPRIETORS, AND TO APPOINT THE TIMES WHEN PAYABLE; AND ALSO IMPOWERED THE COLLECTORS OF SAID PROPRIETORS TO MAKE SALE OF THE RIGHTS OF SUCH PARTS THEREOF, AS SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO DISCHARGE THE TAX OR TAXES, WHICH THE PROPRIETOR OR PROPRIETORS OF RIGHTS MIGHT NEGLECT OR REFUSE TO PAY..

WHEREAS AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, HOLDEN AT NEW-HAVEN, ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, 1796, AN ACT WAS PASSED FOR INCORPORATING THE PROPRIETORS OF THE HALF MILLION ACRES OF LAND, LYING SOUTH OF LAKE ERIE, WHICH ACT IMPOWERED THE AGENTS OF SAID PROPRIETORS IN GENERAL MEETING ASSEMBLED, TO LAY TAXES ON SAID PROPRIETORS, AND TO APPOINT THE TIMES WHEN PAYABLE; AND ALSO IMPOWERED THE COLLECTORS OF SAID PROPRIETORS TO MAKE SALE OF THE RIGHTS OF SUCH PARTS THEREOF, AS SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO DISCHARGE THE TAX OR TAXES, WHICH THE PROPRIETOR OR PROPRIETORS OF RIGHTS MIGHT NEGLECT OR REFUSE TO PAY..

by [Connecticut Western Reserve]

[Hartford?, 1799. Printed folio broadside, 7-3/8" x 12-1/4", completed in manuscript and docketed in manuscript on verso. Old folds, light foxing, else Very Good. An evidently unrecorded document on Connecticut claims to the Western Reserve, not located on ESTC, OCLC, or NAIP as of March 2017. "A general meeting of the agents of said proprietors, held at Hartford, on the 17th May, 1797", established a schedule of taxes. But Frances Bradley of Fairfield, failed to pay. Thus,... Read more
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$500.00
EASTERN LANDS. TO THE HONORABLE THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE OF MASSACHUSETTS

EASTERN LANDS. TO THE HONORABLE THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE OF MASSACHUSETTS

by [Standish, A Descendant of Miles]

[Boston?, 1820. Broadside, printed in three columns. 9-1/2" x 11". Mild uniform toning. Near Fine. A scarce broadside concerning Maine's separation from Massachusetts. The pseudonymous author warns against Massachusetts' pending sale of unexplored lands in the new State of Maine. "At the end of forty years, Maine will be found to equal her parent state, in agricultural riches... Pause, gentlemen! At least wait till the boundary line is established, and the lands explored;... Read more
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$750.00
My Brother-in Law and Me

My Brother-in Law and Me

by Casey, Michael

Cambridge, MA: The Pomegranate Press, 1974. Limited First Printing. Single Sheet. Near Fine. A broadside (approx. 12&1/2"x19") with the coarse title poem by Michael Casey, the acclaimed poet born in Jack Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, alongside an illustration by noted artist Karyl Klopp. Hand-signed by Klopp (typically as "K. Klopp") below illustration. One of a limited edition of 180 copies hand printed on thick handmade paper stock issued in March, 1974. This is copy No. 159/180.... Read more
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$40.00
SECOND CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE FIRST SESSION...AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS THEREIN SPECIFIED

SECOND CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE FIRST SESSION...AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS THEREIN SPECIFIED

by Second Congress, First Session

[Philadelphia: Childs and Swaine, 1792. One leaf, folio, 35 x 22 cm. [2] pp, untrimmed. Lightly tanned, Very Good. The Act authorizes payment for a variety of items: printing public accounts, paying sums due jurors and witnesses, furnishing supervisors of the revenue with screw-presses and seals, funds for the House doorkeepers, and many other purposes. The Act is signed in type by President Washington-- and by Speaker Jonathan Trumbull and President pro tempore of the Senate Richard Henry Lee--... Read more
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$750.00
Wer Herrscht/Who Rules?

Wer Herrscht/Who Rules?

by Celan, Paul

Ann Arbor, MI: OtherWind Press , n/d. Limited First Printing. Single Sheet. Very Fine. A broadside with a poem by Paul Celan (1920-1970), the German-language Jewish poet & holocaust survivor. Text in German on left column, & in English translationd by Pierre Joris on right column. Printed in a limited edition of 120 copies, hand-numberd & signed by Joris, by the OtherWind Press of our hometown of Ann Arbor, MI. This is copy No. 54/120. A beautifully produced, rare literary broadside in... Read more
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$80.00
The Success of Black Troops At Petersburg, Virginia, Under Butler

The Success of Black Troops At Petersburg, Virginia, Under Butler

by CIVIL WAR


"They grinned and pushed on, and with a yell that told the southern chivalry their doom, [they] rolled irresistibly over and into the work." [CIVIL WAR].
Broadside. New England Loyal Publication Society No. 200. Boston, Mass., June 27, 1864. 1 p., 9 x 10¾ in.
A New York Tribune reporter praises the performance of the USCT: "I find that in my account of the assault upon the rebel works in front of Petersburg I hardly did the colored troops justice. As before stated, they held a position on the... Read more
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$750.00
Jack’s Book

Jack’s Book

by Kerouac, Jack

New York City, New York: Penguin Books, 1979. First Printing. Broadside. Fine. Bernhardt Fudyma Design Group. A large promotional poster announcing the publication of the first paperback edition of the acclaimed Jack’s Book: "An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac", by Barry Gifford & Lawrence Lee. With a bold, colorful illustration based on a much-reproduced photograph of Kerouac by Allen Ginsberg. The text at the bottom reads: "The King of the Beat Generation lives again in the words of his friends... Read more
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$90.00
WAUPUN, WIS., NOV. 30TH, 1861. [ in manuscript: DEAR BR. DOOLITTLE]. PROF. CONATTY, OF KENOSHA, AND MYSELF ARE TRYING TO RAISE A COMPANY, TO BE CALLED THE 'TEACHERS' COMPANY,' FOR THE FIRST WISCONSIN CAVALRY. WE HAVE JUST COMMENCED, AND IT IS GOING TO BE EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT TO RAISE MEN NOW; BUT CAN YOU NOT ASSIST THIS GREAT AND GLORIOUS CAUSE BY SENDING ME ONE OR MORE MEN? WE WANT THE TEACHER ELEMENT PREDOMINANT, BUT THE POINT IS, TO RAISE A COMPANY OF GENTLEMEN TO GO IN IT, BE HE TEACHER OR NOT... YOURS FRATERNALLY, D.H. BLAKE

WAUPUN, WIS., NOV. 30TH, 1861. [ in manuscript: DEAR BR. DOOLITTLE]. PROF. CONATTY, OF KENOSHA, AND MYSELF ARE TRYING TO RAISE A COMPANY, TO BE CALLED THE 'TEACHERS' COMPANY,' FOR THE FIRST WISCONSIN CAVALRY. WE HAVE JUST COMMENCED, AND IT IS GOING TO BE EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT TO RAISE MEN NOW; BUT CAN YOU NOT ASSIST THIS GREAT AND GLORIOUS CAUSE BY SENDING ME ONE OR MORE MEN? WE WANT THE TEACHER ELEMENT PREDOMINANT, BUT THE POINT IS, TO RAISE A COMPANY OF GENTLEMEN TO GO IN IT, BE HE TEACHER OR NOT... YOURS FRATERNALLY, D.H. BLAKE

by [Blake, Daniel H.]

Printed broadside, 5" x 8", with salutation in ink manuscript. Some margin browning and light margin chipping, else Very Good. Blake was Pastor of the First Congregational Church in Waupun. Beneath his printed signature is written in ink, "Pastor Cong. Ch". Professor Conatty was T.J. Conatty, a public school teacher in Kenosha and a prominent figure in the Wisconsin Teachers' Association. He was later implicated in a bribery scheme with James Rood Doolittle, Senator from... Read more
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$850.00
IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE WHITE BOYS IN BLUE OF COLUMBUS, OHIO

IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE WHITE BOYS IN BLUE OF COLUMBUS, OHIO

by White Boys in Blue

[Columbus, 1868. Broadside membership certificate, printed in blue typescript and completed in manuscript, with attractive illustration of American Flag and Screaming Eagle. Alexander McCoy is elected "an HONORARY MEMBER of the WHITE BOYS IN BLUE OF COLUMBUS, OHIO." He is thus expected "to subscribe to such principles as adopted in our Constitution and By-Laws." Dated in manuscript December 1, 1868; signed in ink by the Colonel Commanding [Isaac H. Marrow, a veteran of the 3d Ohio... Read more
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$450.00
Fiber Reflections/Fiber Visions: Convergence 94

Fiber Reflections/Fiber Visions: Convergence 94

Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1994. Edition limited to 94 numbered copies (this copy out of sries); 7.5" x 11" quotation broadside commissioned by the Minnesota State Arts Board to commemorate the Weaver's Guild of Minnesota's organization and production of Convergence 94, the biennial conference of the Handweavers Guild of America, 1994.
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$11.50
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. TO THE SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF [WRENTHAM] IN THE FIRST DISTRICT, VIZ SUFFOLK, ESSEX, AND MIDDLESEX. GREETING. THESE ARE IN THE NAME OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WILL AND REQUIRE YOU, IN THE MANNER AS THE LAW DIRECTS FOR CALLING TOWN-MEETINGS, TO CAUSE THE FREEHOLDERS AND OTHER INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF..

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. TO THE SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF [WRENTHAM] IN THE FIRST DISTRICT, VIZ SUFFOLK, ESSEX, AND MIDDLESEX. GREETING. THESE ARE IN THE NAME OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WILL AND REQUIRE YOU, IN THE MANNER AS THE LAW DIRECTS FOR CALLING TOWN-MEETINGS, TO CAUSE THE FREEHOLDERS AND OTHER INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF..

by [Massachusetts]

[Boston: Thomas Adams, 1793. Folio broadside, 8-1/4" x 13-1/2". Signed twice in type by John Hancock, and twice in manuscript by John Avery, Junior, Secretary. Old folds with some light splitting but no text affected. Paper seal obscures several words. "Wrentham" is inserted in two blank portions of the printed broadside. Dated February 15, 1793. Very Good. A rare Massachusetts broadside, instructing selectmen of the First District in the proper procedure for voters to elect... Read more
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$1,250.00
Poster for Swords into Plowshares Peace Center

Poster for Swords into Plowshares Peace Center

by Swords into Plowshares Peace Center

Detroit, MI: Swords into Plowshares Peace Center, 1985. First Printing. Single Sheet. Fine. A poster (approx. 13&1/2"x22") promoting the Swords into Plowshares Peace Center in Detroit, Michigan. The center still exists as an art gallery at a location on the same street as the church referred to here. With image of a statue depicting a nude figure hammering a sword into a plowshare per the biblical reference/name of this institution; notes on its departments & offerings. A bold production on... Read more
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$56.00
CHARGE OF THE HON. JOHN J. PEARSON, AND THE REPORT OF THE GRAND JURY. AUGUST TERM, 1861

CHARGE OF THE HON. JOHN J. PEARSON, AND THE REPORT OF THE GRAND JURY. AUGUST TERM, 1861

by [Pearson, John J.]

[Harrisburg?, 1861. Elephant folio broadside, 9.5" x 24". Printed in three columns using different typesettings, surrounded by ornamental border. Old folds [splits along fold edges affecting occasional letters, a few old tape repairs on verso], small hole affecting a couple of letters, a few crimps. Tanned, several pencil underlines. Good copy of an unrecorded, and perhaps unique, document. Judge Pearson was appointed to the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, bench in 1849. After... Read more
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$600.00
To James B. Rector

To James B. Rector

by McClure, Michael

n/p: Unknown, 1969. First Printing. Single Sheet. Very Fine. A broadside (7"x13") with the title poem by Michael McClure, among the primary poet-playwrights of the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beat Generation & beyond. According to poet Michael C. Ford in an interview conducted by Michael Limnios in 2014, "A police chopper hovering over very visible campus unrest randomly strafed an area of (People's Park) where a student named James B. Rector was shot down dead. This... Read more
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$50.00
REVEREND AND DEAR SIR,- [A PRINTED LETTER SIGNED IN TYPE 'M.R.', DATED JULY 30, 1842, SEEKING TO RAISE FUNDS TO HIRE A SERVANT FOR BISHOP AND MRS. CHASE OF THE DIOCESE OF ILLINOIS]

REVEREND AND DEAR SIR,- [A PRINTED LETTER SIGNED IN TYPE 'M.R.', DATED JULY 30, 1842, SEEKING TO RAISE FUNDS TO HIRE A SERVANT FOR BISHOP AND MRS. CHASE OF THE DIOCESE OF ILLINOIS]

by [R., M.]

[London?, 1842. Folio sheet, folded to [4]pp. Caption title, as issued. Old folds, bit of fold wear [but without effect on text], Very Good. Bishop Chase had visited England in 1823 and1836, and made many friends and admirers, to whom this appeal is addressed. M.R. notes that "the expenses of the wages and maintenance of a servant in Illinois" are 50-55 British pounds per year. The Letter describes Chase's work, although "It would be difficult to give a view of the extent of... Read more
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$350.00
Vida de la mujer y hombre borracho

Vida de la mujer y hombre borracho

NA. Very Good. N.d., 19th Century. 43 by 31.5 cm. 48 cells, or small vignettes, depicting how alcohol is the road to a life of misery and destruction. The cells are woodcut illustrations, each with a caption that carries forward a loose episodic narrative of the many inconveniences and miseries caused by drink. Scarce, with no copies located anywhere.
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$400.00
ELECTORS OF STEUBEN, AS USUAL, ON THE EVE OF ELECTION, THE COUNTRY IS FLOODED WITH HANDBILLS, FILLED WITH MASONIC FALSEHOODS AND TREACHERY..

ELECTORS OF STEUBEN, AS USUAL, ON THE EVE OF ELECTION, THE COUNTRY IS FLOODED WITH HANDBILLS, FILLED WITH MASONIC FALSEHOODS AND TREACHERY..

by [Anti-Masonic Party]

[Steuben County, NY?, 1829. Folio broadside, 10" x 18". Light wear, matted. Several old ink marks at blank bottom margin. Good+ or so. This frenetic broadside endorses Josiah Dunlap for election to the New York Assembly, and bitterly opposes Freemasons, who have circulated false charges against him. "Heed not those reports... You have to contend with men who are old in political knavery, by whose creed the end justifies the means, and who will leave no act untried to deceive you...... Read more
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$950.00
EXORCISM

EXORCISM

by WAKOSKI, DIANE

1970. WAKOSKI, Diane. "EXORCISM." [Cambridge, Mass.]: My Dukes, 1970. Folio, printed broadside poem. Limitation unknown, but 10 copies were signed by the author with a change in the last line of the poem. This copy is one of the unsigned copies. Nr. fine. $35.00.
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$35.00
BLINK

BLINK

by GREENWALD, Ted

New York: The Buffalo Press, 1972. First Edition. Near fine. Broadsheet, 8.5'' x 13'' approx. Folded in quarters, as issued. In original printed publisher's envelope. Light toning and spoting to envelope only. Near fine in very good envelope. Greenwald's poem, with black and white illustration (uncredited) on verso. Uncommon.
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$50.00