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Rare Broadsides Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Broadsides are large pieces of paper with text printed only on the front side, and they have historically had many different uses. Broadsides became particularly popular during the American Revolution, as they were used to quickly notify citizens and soldiers of changing events. Of course, broadsides are not only used for wartime proclamations. They have often used as community or government issued notices, as well as ways to advertise various entertainment events, particularly plays and operas. Another popular use for broadsides has been the printing of poetry, often accompanied by illustrations and the signature of the poet, and these items make great gifts and wonderful works of art.



Where is Vietnam? (broadside) by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. Where Is Vietnam? San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1965. First edition, first printing. Broadside (8½ x 14"). Published in 1965 – a decisive and important year in the development of the Vietnam War – Lawrence Ferlinghetti…

From Poetic Justice Books and Arts

$529.00


[BROADSIDES] AMERICAN POETRY PORTFOLIO by GINSBERG, Allen; UPDIKE, John; STAFFORD, William; PASTAN, Linda McHUGH, Heather; NEMEROV, Howard; HEYEN, William; DAVISON, Scott

Dallas: Northouse & Northouse, 1981. First Edition. broadsides. Fine in case as issued. A collection of 8 folio broadsides and title page ranging in size from 13" x 17" to 13" x 19" and printed on heavy paper of various colors with all but two of the br…

From Charles Agvent

$1,250.00


Red Cross Service Flag by AMERICAN RED CROSS

United States: Red Cross, 1919. Poster. (36 x 19cm) Color printed on one side. Red graphic cross on white background with double blue border. Type in like blue. Verso blank. Some toning to white background, minor edgewear and minor foxing. Small pinhole …

From The Beautiful American

$800.00


ON THE GHOSTLY ALL HALLOWED EAV CREEPING SQUEEKING SNEEKING IN OLD RAGES THE GUESTS OF THE KOOKOON SPOOKES WILL ASSEMBLE IN THEIR DEN WHERE THEY WILL HALLUCINATE TO THE WOOZY WAIL OF SPECTRAL SPOOKY OLD MAN HALLOWEEN ... [caption title] by [Kokoon Arts Club]; [Auguste Leysens?]

[Cleveland, Ohio], [1926]. First Edition. Broadside. Very good. Pinholes, concentrated in upper corners, rough edges (as printed). Very good. Poster invitation for Cleveland's Kokoon Arts Club's 1926 Halloween party, featuring a lantern-bearing …

From W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera

$300.00


BOSTON MUSEUM SECOND WEEK OF J. WILKES BOOTH THE EMINENT YOUNG TRAGEDIAN by John Wilkes Booth

[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 AN…

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$3,500.00


Aurora Beacon Newspaper Broadside Extra, The Great Chicago Fire

Aurora Beacon, Aurora, Illinois, 1871; 6 1/4" x 9". Aurora, Illinois Beacon Extra for Monday, Oct. 9, 1871, reporting the Great Chicago Fire, which began the night previous. Describes the scene as Beacon reporters rushed to Chicago early dawn …

From AARDWOLF Fine Books

$425.00


STERN. IN MEMORY OF TED HUGHES by Heaney, Seamus

Revere: J. Howard Woolmer, 2005. First edition, limited to 50 numbered copies signed by Heaney of 76 total. This is copy #2. Aprx. 16.5" x 9" broadside. Designed and printed by Robert J. Milevski at the Im Press, Princeton. Unused and in Fine co…

From Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA

$575.00


The Evil Companions Literary Award 1999 Broadside by Harrison, Jim

NP, 1999. SIGNED by Author Jim Harrison. Very Fine, this copy is archivally matted and framed under glass in black metal frame, wired and ready-to-hang. * Because of glass and frame I would reccomend Priority shipping option.*. SIGNED. First Edition. One …

From Dale Steffey Books

$135.00


The Oxford Almanack for the Year of Our Lord God MDCCXXI. by M. Burghers

The Oxford Almanack for the Year of Our Lord God MDCCXXI. M. Burghers, Sculpt. Univ. Oxon. Broadside almanack with a copper engraving as a headpiece, sheet 76 cm x 54 cm, image 48.5 cm x 44 cm, the image is above the calendar, the University engraver's s…

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$2,500.00


The Grand Central Park Menagerie in Conjunction with Den Stone’s Circus and Troupe of Indian Equestrians! Including the Iroquois Tribe of Warriors, Panoramic Scenes, Hippodramatic Spectacles, and the Grecian Gymnasium; Together with All the Classic Sports, Exercises, Feats &c. 1873 by Stone, Dennison W., Barnum, Henry; Ellingham, R

A double-sided herald (27 ½ in. x 10 ½ in.) advertising Den Stone's circus on one side and a wild west show on the other side, which took place in Norwich on Friday, June 27, 1873. A herald was a broadside-type advertisement distributed in advance of an…

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$3,000.00


Christmas Greetings 2007 From Ray Bradbury by Bradbury, Ray;

No Place: Ray Bradbury, 2007. Single page, 8 1/2" by 11", with Bradbury's 22 line Christmas poem "Dogs Think That Every Day Is Christmas" printed in red with red double border on white paper. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR in red m…

From Dale Steffey Books

$200.00


Broadside - Vaudeville) Old Knickerbocker Music Hall - The Old Look Revue Featuring "Vaudeville's Last Stand", Starring Jack Albertson and "The Wayward Maiden", with Jack Lemmon ( early theatre appearance)

2nd Avenue at 54th Street, New York : Old Knickerbocker Music Hall No date, circa 1947-1949. Playing piano and acting in these revues was Jack Lemmon's initial show business job in New York after his arrival in New York in 1947 and until late 1949 …

From Dale Steffey Books

$175.00


WORKINGMEN! Can you afford to work as cheap as the Chinese? If so, vote for JAMES A. GARFIELD. by Employers' Union, Lynn Massachusetts

Garfield, James] WORKINGMEN! Can you afford to work as cheap as the Chinese? If so, vote for JAMES A. GARFIELD. Probably Lynn, Mass., January 1880. 28 cm x 22 cm. Printed on diaphanous paper. This rare surviving broadside for the presidential campaign of …

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$2,500.00


LANDS IN UPPER CANADA, To Be Disposed of by the Canada Company. Incorporated by Royal Charter and Act of Parliament, in 1826; Map of the townships of Upper Canada; Climate, Soil, and Productions of Upper Canada ... by Canada Company

London: Marchant, Printer, Ingram-Court, 1831. Broadside, 56.5 cm x 41.3 cm, map portion measures 24 cm x 39 cm. Map inset: "Huron Tract / Belonging to the / Canada Company," 2 tables of distance, reference to the townships in Niagara District. …

From Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB

CA$2,500.00


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