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  • 1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS & Color Sketches 1928 SCARCE FIRST PRINTING Old School Sign Writing by H.C. Martin 1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS & Color Sketches 1928 SCARCE FIRST PRINTING Old School Sign Writing
    H.C. Martin

    1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS ..and Color Sketches by H.C. Martin

    Published by The Signs Of The Times Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1928. First edition. Hardcover, red pebbled cloth with embossed white printing on the front cover, 10.75" x 8", 240 pages, illustrated with 93 full page b&w plates of various show card examples. VERY GOOD CONDITION: the covers have a touch of light wear to the corner-tips and spine-ends, internally a penciled 1929 former owners name and address on the ffep, light wear to the fore-edge from thumbing, some tiny spotting here and there otherwise, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, a bright and solid copy of this scarce 1928 trade publication.

    The definitive book on the old school art…

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    1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS ..and Color Sketches by H.C. Martin

    Published by The Signs Of The Times Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1928. First edition. Hardcover, red pebbled cloth with embossed white printing on the front cover, 10.75" x 8", 240 pages, illustrated with 93 full page b&w plates of various show card examples. VERY GOOD CONDITION: the covers have a touch of light wear to the corner-tips and spine-ends, internally a penciled 1929 former owners name and address on the ffep, light wear to the fore-edge from thumbing, some tiny spotting here and there otherwise, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, a bright and solid copy of this scarce 1928 trade publication.

    The definitive book on the old school art of hand lettered sign writing, invaluable to anyone in the graphic arts. A fascinating collection of practical advice and sample sign layouts, this H.C. Martin scarce first edition is one of the most influential sign writing books ever published, a testament to the power of visual promotion it's filled with concepts, ideas, layouts, graphic elements, lettering styles, and instructs the show card writer how to advertise their services and add value to their business.

    Show cards are advertising signs that are hand lettered and placed in shop windows or near displays to promote retail sales or events. An offshoot of sign painting, show card writing proliferated in the late 19th century and quickly became the marketing tool of choice. Show card writing became a lucrative profession, with trade schools opening and instructional books published in the early 20th century. Interestingly, show cards are ephemeral and rarely preserved and thus largely absent from the cultural record. Show card manuals are thus an invaluable resource for understanding the practice of show card writing. Show card manuals educate the student on all aspects of the industry, from the proper materials to letter formation, color schemes, and layout. Show card writing remained a significant aspect of the sign painting trade well into the twentieth century, despite technological advances in printing these signs evoke a certain nostalgia and humanity that computerized, machine made signs can never inspire.

    Harold C. Martin (b. 1890-?) Display sign artist, author, creator of the art deco alphabet Modern Thick and Thin.

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  • 1737-1796 HANDWRITTEN EPHEMERA LEDGER DOCS - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA AMERICANA 1737-1796 HANDWRITTEN EPHEMERA LEDGER DOCS - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA AMERICANA

    NINE PIECES of EPHEMERA / HAND-WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, COLONIAL and POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICANA, related to WILLIAM JONES and OTHERS, apparently from PENNSYLVANIA (as per a few indications in the documents, and my research into a few of the names in the documents). All the items are handwritten on various size pieces of laid paper, some have watermarks.Following is a descriptive list of EACH OF THE 9 ITEMS (caps are usually mine): (1) 1783 Handwritten financial document dated October 11th, 1783. Writing on one side only, small calculation on backside. "Received October 11th 1783 of WILLIAM JONES by the hand of HIS SON MATHEW thirty three shillings and six pence in full." Signed by STEPHEN PASCHALL. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed…

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    NINE PIECES of EPHEMERA / HAND-WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, COLONIAL and POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICANA, related to WILLIAM JONES and OTHERS, apparently from PENNSYLVANIA (as per a few indications in the documents, and my research into a few of the names in the documents). All the items are handwritten on various size pieces of laid paper, some have watermarks.Following is a descriptive list of EACH OF THE 9 ITEMS (caps are usually mine): (1) 1783 Handwritten financial document dated October 11th, 1783. Writing on one side only, small calculation on backside. "Received October 11th 1783 of WILLIAM JONES by the hand of HIS SON MATHEW thirty three shillings and six pence in full." Signed by STEPHEN PASCHALL. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape used along top edge for mending. (2) 1769 Handwritten banking memo. Single sheet of paper with miscellaneous notes and calculations. Writing on both sides. Reference to a purchase of 21 oxen on April 2nd, 1769 in the amount of one hundred and ninety three pounds twelve shillings by a William Jones. "Received of WM. JONES One Hundred and Ninety Three Pounds Twelve Shillings in full for 21 oxen Delivered him April 2nd 1769..." Signed by EBENEZER CANFIELD. Ledger notes include: "28 oxen Brought Down Between WM. JONES and JOHN SMITH..."; "MOSES MARTIN bought 2 at..."; "CHARLES MOORE'S horse came Nov 27, Took away March 26th..." Paper in POOR CONDITION, yellowed and faded with age, ink has gone through to other side of paper in places; creased from folding; hole through center of both pages; tape used to attempt to mend tears and holes. (3) 1796 Small Handwritten bank note dated February 5, 1796. Writing on one side only. "Received Feb 5th 1796 of MR. ANTHONY C. (MARNIS ?) four pounds two shillings and six pence in full for [illegible]." Signed by WILLIAM & JOS (JOSEPH) GRAY. Paper in GOOD CONDITION, creased along edges and corners. (4) 1764 Half-page Handwritten bank note dated July 21, 1764. Writing on one side only. "Received of MR. WILLIAM JONES July 21st, 1764 by the hands of your Overseer the sum of three pounds two shillings on Account". Signed by JOHN SAYRE & COMPANY. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; crease marks from folding; holes along creases; paper loss along right edge; tape repairs on blank backside.(5) 1737 Half-page probably from a banking book, dated 1737 in the top left corner. Writing mostly on one side, a column of numbers on backside. Handwritten page is presumably from a banking ledger, recording amounts and transactions. Nice list of Colonial American Names. List of names with sums: JOHN GRIFFEY, MATTHIAS CARTE, PETTER PETERSON, JOHN (RANSON?), THOMAS CLAYTON, JOSEPH GRIST, GEORGE GRIST, JOHN (RAILIE?) Paper in POOR CONDITION, yellowed and darkened with age; creased from folding; discoloration; tape used to mend tears, tape has discolored paper. (6) Undated Half-page probably from a banking ledger, no date. Writing on one side only. "DR. MATHEW JONES, ESQ. in (acct?) with RICH. (RICHARD) LLOYD. Ledger contains dates and transaction details. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, discolored with age; creased from folding. (7) 1787 Handwritten banking memo dated May 10, 1787. Writing on both sides. "Balance Due WILLIAM JONES..."; "Settled this 10th day of May 1787 By us - WILLIAM JONES, DANIEL (BURCHALL?)". Paper in POOR CONDITION, faded with age; heavy creases from folding; clear (now darkened) tape used to reinforce creases. (8) 1787 Handwritten bank note dated March 12, 1787. Writing on both sides. "Received of WILLIAM JONES the sum of seven pounds being the fees & expense in full for surveying two tracts of land one on STONEY CREEK and the other in MILLFORD (MILFORD) TOWNSHIP". Signed by GEORGE WOODS. There is a written note on the backside that mentions a DR. WILLIAM H. DELANY and a (DR.?) TOBIN. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; creased from folding; tape used to mend tears. (9) 1796 Handwritten large-page ledger document--dated 1796

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  • 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS

    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died…

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    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died in 1776 as a result of smallpox he got during the Revolutionary War. DANIEL FULLER, Esq. Educated at Philips Andover in 1785. Married SALLY ETSY in 1798. JEREMIAH FULLER. Born 1809, died 1855. Married Eunice Pike. Lived with his sister SOPHONIA, a school teacher. and MANY OTHERS.

    THE DOCUMENTS are:

    1750 Original Document - Printed and Handwritten - TIMOTHY FULLER (b. 1706, d. 1796) deeds to ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1765 Original Indenture - Printed and Handwritten - Signed by ANDREW FULLER; 1781 Four Page Handwritten Document; 1782 Six Page Handwritten Probate Document. Lists ALL THE MANY LANDS / PROPERTIES being "divided and set off to the widow BETTY FULLER..."; 1785,1787, 1792 Three Probate Documents; 1793 Single handwritten sheet, accounting of ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1823 Four page memo on the personal estate of Betty Fuller; plus a few miscellaneous small pieces.

    There is much about the early FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS to be found on the Internet.

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  • 1752 COLONIAL AMERICAN BOOK by a SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN "An Exhortation to the Inhabitants of the Province of South-Carolina" Self-Published PHILADELPHIA by Sophia Hume 1752 COLONIAL AMERICAN BOOK by a SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN "An Exhortation to the Inhabitants of the Province of South-Carolina" Self-Published PHILADELPHIA
    Sophia Hume

    AN EXHORTATION TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, To Bring Their Deeds to the Light of Christ, In Their Own Consciences; In Which is Inserted Some Account of the Author's Experience in the Important Business Of Religion. By S. H. [Sophia Hume].

    PHILADELPHIA, Self-Published (Sophia Hume), 1752. Originally Printed in 1748 by B. Franklin (Benjamin Franklin) & D. Hall, Printer, Philadelphia; then in London in 1750; then this reprinting by James Lister, Leedes (Leeds), MDCCLII (1752).

    Recent professionally bound hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling to the spine, new endpapers, original book bound within, 3.75x6.25 inches (9x15.5 cm), 100 pages.

    Condition: The pages of this 1752 bound-in book are complete but show their age, they are…

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    AN EXHORTATION TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, To Bring Their Deeds to the Light of Christ, In Their Own Consciences; In Which is Inserted Some Account of the Author's Experience in the Important Business Of Religion. By S. H. [Sophia Hume].

    PHILADELPHIA, Self-Published (Sophia Hume), 1752. Originally Printed in 1748 by B. Franklin (Benjamin Franklin) & D. Hall, Printer, Philadelphia; then in London in 1750; then this reprinting by James Lister, Leedes (Leeds), MDCCLII (1752).

    Recent professionally bound hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling to the spine, new endpapers, original book bound within, 3.75x6.25 inches (9x15.5 cm), 100 pages.

    Condition: The pages of this 1752 bound-in book are complete but show their age, they are age toned, the title-page is worn, edge chipped, pulling from the binding, and its gutter edge is repaired/reinforced with a strip of brown paper that has affected some text and letters along that edge (see photos); otherwise the pages just have some shorelining, age spots, small edge repairs, and a bit of edge wear here and there; the book is tightly bound making the words at the fold a bit difficult to read. The recent covers and new endpapers are fine. Overall a complete, presentable copy.

    RARE COLONIAL AMERICAN BOOK written by an SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN who self-published it in PHILADELPHIA.

    About SOPHIA HUME (from Wikipedia):

    ******Sophia Wigington Hume (born South Carolina 1702 - died London 1774) was an American author and preacher associated with the Quakers. Hume was born and raised in a wealthy South Carolina Anglican family. In 1737, after the death of her husband, she gave up her wealth to live as a Quaker, becoming an outspoken advocate for the faith.

    Hume was the author of books written to offer guidance to Quakers on a variety of topics including theology, philosophy, and personal ethics. She is significant as an early example of influential women whose writings were addressed to a wide audience regardless of the sex of the reader.

    Given the wealth of her writings there is a puzzling lack of scholarship on Hume. One article by Phyllis Mack of Rutgers University is not focused specifically on Hume, but does discuss her place in both Quaker history and the larger contexts of women writers and feminism.******

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  • 1795 THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS (bound in ONE, as issued) with 2 FOLDING MAPS Philadelphia: Dobson by Jedidiah Morse 1795 THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS (bound in ONE, as issued) with 2 FOLDING MAPS Philadelphia: Dobson
    Jedidiah Morse

    THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS. Containing, (I) A General HISTORY OF AMERICA. (II) A Concise HISTORY OF THE LATE REVOLUTION. Extracted from The American Edition of The Encyclopaedia. (Attributed to Jedidiah MORSE.) The TWO BOOKS are published in this ONE VOLUME, as issued.

    PHILADELPHIA: Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, South Second-Street, 1795. Second Edition (the first edition was published in 1790, also by Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia).

    Hardcovers, full leather covered boards and spine, leather spine label with gilt titling, 4x7 inches, viii + 356 pages.

    Contains the called for TWO FOLDING MAPS: (1) A General Map of North America, 7x8.25 inches, and (2) South America, 7x8.25 inches. The maps are numbered Plate XIV and XV, as…

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    THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS. Containing, (I) A General HISTORY OF AMERICA. (II) A Concise HISTORY OF THE LATE REVOLUTION. Extracted from The American Edition of The Encyclopaedia. (Attributed to Jedidiah MORSE.) The TWO BOOKS are published in this ONE VOLUME, as issued.

    PHILADELPHIA: Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, South Second-Street, 1795. Second Edition (the first edition was published in 1790, also by Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia).

    Hardcovers, full leather covered boards and spine, leather spine label with gilt titling, 4x7 inches, viii + 356 pages.

    Contains the called for TWO FOLDING MAPS: (1) A General Map of North America, 7x8.25 inches, and (2) South America, 7x8.25 inches. The maps are numbered Plate XIV and XV, as they were numbered in the Encyclopedia. Both maps have the name "Scot" printed at the lower right. Robert Scot was a noted Philadelphia engraver who engraved a number of important maps and was an engraver for the U.S. Mint.

    GOOD Condition: The covers are rubbed, worn at the edges and spine ends, and the front cover hinge is split at the top 4 inches but holding. Internally, the pages are lightly age toned, there is just some light foxing here and there throughout, more substantial on the first and last few pages, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.. The two folding maps have white cloth reinforcement to their folds on their blank backsides, have a few edge chips and fold edge closed tears, stiffness at the folds, and some areas of foxing and age toning, but overall are well preserved, bright, and clear. One of the nicer copies of the book that I have seen.

    Book References: Evans 29111. Sabin 50937. Map Reference: Wheat & Brun 701, 51 (Maps and Charts Published in America before 1800).

    Rare 1795 edition with BOTH MAPS as called for.

    About JEDIDIAH MORSE, the acknowledge author (from Wikipedia):

    ******Jedidiah Morse, 1761 d.1826. was a geographer whose textbooks became a staple for students in the United States. He was the father of the telegraphy pioneer and painter Samuel Morse. His textbooks and maps earned him the sobriquet Father of American Geography.******

    About ROBERT SCOT, the maps engraver (from Wikipedia):

    ******Robert Scot, b.1745 d.1823, was a Scottish-American engraver who served as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1793 until his death in 1823. Scot designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent.

    In 1781 Scot began engraving for Robert Morris, then Superintendent of the Office of Finance of the United States. The paper money that Scot engraved for Morris helped to finance the Siege of Yorktown, the decisive battle of the American Revolution. Shortly after that battle, Major Sebastian Bauman commissioned Robert Scot to engrave a map that illustrated the American victory,

    In 1790 Thomas Dobson began to publish an American Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Robert Scot engraved the largest number of engravings for Dobson's Encyclopedia, including some important maps. The quality of his engravings helped to rapidly expand the publication of illustrated books within the United States.******

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  • 1801 JOURNALS OF CONGRESS VOLUME X November 1784 - November 1785 Original Folwell's Press Edition "Authorized by Congress" 1/400 by Various Senators and Congressmen 1801 JOURNALS OF CONGRESS VOLUME X November 1784 - November 1785 Original Folwell's Press Edition "Authorized by Congress" 1/400
    Various Senators and Congressmen

    JOURNALS OF CONGRESS: Containing Their Proceedings from November 1, 1784, to November 4, 1785. VOLUME X.

    Published by FOLWELL'S PRESS "Under Authority of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives", Philadelphia, 1801. FIRST EDITION - LIMITED to 400 COPIES.

    From the Authorization Page (the page following the Title-Page): "RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, by authorized and directed, to subscribe, on such terms as they may deem eligible, for the use of the Senate and House of Representatives, for four hundred Copies of the Journals of Congress, which are proposed to be published by…

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    JOURNALS OF CONGRESS: Containing Their Proceedings from November 1, 1784, to November 4, 1785. VOLUME X.

    Published by FOLWELL'S PRESS "Under Authority of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives", Philadelphia, 1801. FIRST EDITION - LIMITED to 400 COPIES.

    From the Authorization Page (the page following the Title-Page): "RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, by authorized and directed, to subscribe, on such terms as they may deem eligible, for the use of the Senate and House of Representatives, for four hundred Copies of the Journals of Congress, which are proposed to be published by RICHARD FOLWELL. // Jonathan Dayton, Speaker of the House of Representatives. // James Ross, President of the Senate pro tempore // Approved, March 2nd, 1799: // John Adams, President of the United States."

    The Journals include many important resolutions, including: A resolution to ABOLISH SLAVERY IN WESTERN COUNTRY (i.e. Western States yet to be established in the United States owned Western Territories). Senators from seven Northern States voted Ay, Senators from Maryland voted mixed but there was a tie-breaker third vote so the state voted Ay, and Senators from four Southern States voted NO. So the 1784 resolution ABOLISHING SLAVERY in any Western States to be formed out of U.S. Western Territory was PASSED.

    Hardcover Book, contemporary plain gray card covered boards with cloth covered spine, deckled page edges, 5.5x8.75 inches, 256 pages plus a 14 page Index at the rear. In a hand-made clamshell box, with cloth covered boards and a leather spine label titled in gilt.

    Condition: The plain card covers have some soiling, scattered stains, and signs of handling and wear, but are still doing their job well. Internally, the pages are toned and there is some foxing throughout, the latter pages have light shorelining to their upper margin area (printing is always fully legible); there is an old (circa 1870) Lombard University library bookplate on the front pastedown (Lombard University was founded in 1853, changed its name to Lombard College circa 1890, and finally shuttered in 1930); the front and rear inner hinges are cracked but holding well, the front free-endpaper is separating at its top 2 inches; there is edge wear including small closed edge tears and chips, folded corners, and a couple folded pages here and there; one page has a small whole; there is a previous owner's signature and date on the front free-endpaper (?? / Dec 9th, 1828), the number 178 written on the title page (copy 178?), and an early previous owner's signature at the top of the first page of text (B. Stephenson?). A complete and original copy..

    The professionally made clamshell box has a small coffee stain to its top edge, otherwise solid and lovely.

    A RARE 1801 First Edition of one of the original 400 copies authorized by Congress and printed by Folwell's Press, in a handsome clamshell case.

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  • 1812 THOMAS COOPER Introductory Lecture SIGNED & INSCRIBED Rare AMERICANA Association Copy by Thomas Cooper 1812 THOMAS COOPER Introductory Lecture SIGNED & INSCRIBED Rare AMERICANA Association Copy
    Thomas Cooper

    THE INTRODUCTORY LECTURE OF THOMAS COOPER, Esq., Professor of Chemistry at Carlisle College, Pennsylvania. Published at the Request of the Trustees, with Notes and References.

    CARLISLE [Pennsylvania]: Printed by Archibald Loudon, 1812. First edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by THOMAS COOPER to CASPAR WISTAR on the Title-Page: "Mr. Cooper / To Mr. Wistar". CASPAR WISTAR was a friend of THOMAS COOPER and THOMAS JEFFERSON.

    There are a few HAND CORRECTIONS by COOPER. There is a margin note and text correction on page 23, specifically "have already mentioned" is lined out at the end of page 23 and the beginning of page 24, and "shall assign in the notes" is handwritten in the bottom margin of page 23; also on page 23…

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    THE INTRODUCTORY LECTURE OF THOMAS COOPER, Esq., Professor of Chemistry at Carlisle College, Pennsylvania. Published at the Request of the Trustees, with Notes and References.

    CARLISLE [Pennsylvania]: Printed by Archibald Loudon, 1812. First edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by THOMAS COOPER to CASPAR WISTAR on the Title-Page: "Mr. Cooper / To Mr. Wistar". CASPAR WISTAR was a friend of THOMAS COOPER and THOMAS JEFFERSON.

    There are a few HAND CORRECTIONS by COOPER. There is a margin note and text correction on page 23, specifically "have already mentioned" is lined out at the end of page 23 and the beginning of page 24, and "shall assign in the notes" is handwritten in the bottom margin of page 23; also on page 23 "or" is changed to "of" and "are" is changed to "is"; the name "Accum" is lined out on page 88 (likely the French chemist Friedrich Accum); and the word "ruttlandis" is lined out and replaced with the handwritten correct spelling "rutilandis".

    Hardcovers, marbled-paper covered boards, leather spine and corners, 5.5x8.5 inches (13x21.5 cm), viii, 236 pages, plus 2 front and 2 rear blank leaves.

    Condition: The front and rear covers are present but disbound (i.e. laid on loosely), the spine leather is cracked, faded and worn but is still bound onto the text block except for 1/4 inch chipped off at the bottom, the spine lettering is mostly faded away but can be read upon close inspection. Internally, there is cockling and foxing throughout but the pages remain solid and the text is fully legible, the bottom corner of the leaf consisting of pages 107/108 is torn off, not affecting text, the inner hinge is starting to split at a few places but the binding is holding well, the ink inscription and corrections are oxidizing (see photos).

    A RARE and IMPORTANT piece of AMERICANA.

    About Thomas Cooper (from Wikipedia):

    ******Thomas Cooper, b.1759 d.1839, was an Anglo-American economist, college president and political philosopher. Cooper was described by Thomas Jefferson as "one of the ablest men in America" and by John Adams as "a learned ingenious scientific and talented madcap." Dumas Malone stated that "modern scientific progress would have been impossible without the freedom of the mind which he championed throughout life." His ideas were taken very seriously.

    In addition to Thomas Jefferson, he was friends with James Madison and several Governors of South Carolina. As a philosopher he was a follower of David Hartley, Erasmus Darwin, Priestley, and François-Joseph-Victor Broussais; he was a physiological materialist, and a severe critic of Scottish metaphysics.

    Later in life, Cooper became an ardent and outspoken defender of slavery, and personally owned several slaves.******

    About CASPAR WISTAR (from Wikipedia):

    ******Caspar Wistar, b.1761 d.1818, was an American physician and anatomist. He was born in Philadelphia, the son of Richard Wistar and Sarah Wyatt. He was the grandson of Caspar Wistar, a German immigrant, Quaker and glassmaker.

    Wistar was a friend of Thomas Jefferson, with whom he worked to identify bones of the megalonyx and through whom he tutored Meriwether Lewis, including recommendations for scientific inquiry on the Lewis and Clark expedition.

    Wistar was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1803. In 1808 he was given the Chair of Anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania, which he retained until his death.

    The Wistar Institute at UPenn was named in his honor.******

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  • 1815 Coppinger THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL BREWER & TANNER Early and Important American BEER MAKING Book by Joseph Coppinger 1815 Coppinger THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL BREWER & TANNER Early and Important American BEER MAKING Book
    Joseph Coppinger

    THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL BREWER AND TANNER: In Which is Exhibited the WHOLE PROCESS of BREWING WITHOUT BOILING... By JOSEPH COPPINGER, Practical Brewer.

    NEW YORK: Printed by Van Winkle and Wiley, No. 3 Wall-Street, 1815. FIRST EDITION. This book is one of the earliest (possibly the first) American books on beer making.

    Hardcovers, original paper covered boards, 6x9 inches (15x23 cm), untrimmed page edges. Pagination: [front free-endpaper], [2] (blank prelim leaf), vii (title-page, copyright page, "Advertisement", Preface), [1] (Illustration - floor plan of a brewery), [1] (first page of text), 12-246 (numbered text pages), [2] (Table of Contents), [rear free endpaper]. ERRATA SLIP tipped in at title-page. Illustrated with three plates including an illustrative floor plan of a brewery). The majority…

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    THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL BREWER AND TANNER: In Which is Exhibited the WHOLE PROCESS of BREWING WITHOUT BOILING... By JOSEPH COPPINGER, Practical Brewer.

    NEW YORK: Printed by Van Winkle and Wiley, No. 3 Wall-Street, 1815. FIRST EDITION. This book is one of the earliest (possibly the first) American books on beer making.

    Hardcovers, original paper covered boards, 6x9 inches (15x23 cm), untrimmed page edges. Pagination: [front free-endpaper], [2] (blank prelim leaf), vii (title-page, copyright page, "Advertisement", Preface), [1] (Illustration - floor plan of a brewery), [1] (first page of text), 12-246 (numbered text pages), [2] (Table of Contents), [rear free endpaper]. ERRATA SLIP tipped in at title-page. Illustrated with three plates including an illustrative floor plan of a brewery). The majority of the book is devoted to the production of beer, including recipes for different varieties. There is a small section on tanning at the rear.

    CONDITION: The rear cover is disbound (present but laid on loosely), the front cover is hanging on by its sewn binding, the spine covering is lacking (i.e. the sewn binding and rear page edges are visible); the covers are soiled, have some shorelining, creases, chips and tears to the paper, etc; nonetheless the covers are original and present. Internally, there is foxing throughout, heaviest on the first and last few pages and a few other pages here and there, but otherwise rather mild; there is some shorelining to the bottom margin of the first few pages and to the upper area of the last few pages; one page has a closed tear across its face and another a 3 inch vertical tear starting at the bottom edge (neat tears, all text fully legible), and there are small tears, edge chips, edge wear, etc. here and there; otherwise the pages are bright, clean and clear, and the printing is sharp throughout.

    JOSEPH COPPINGER initiated a correspondence with THOMAS JEFFERSON in 1802. In 1815 Coppinger sent Thomas Jefferson a letter and included a prospectus for the American Practical Brewer. Subsequently Thomas Jefferson wrote a number of letters to Coppinger inquiring about the book. The following is an extract from one of the 1815 Thomas Jefferson letters to Joseph Coppinger (published online by The National Archives):

    "Monticello Apr. 25. 1815 // I am lately become a brewer for family use, having had the benefit of instruction to one of my people by an English brewer of the first order. I had noted the advertisement of your book in which the process of malting corn was promised & had engaged a bookseller to send it to me as soon as it should come out. We tried it here last fall with perfect success, and I shall use it principally hereafter. During the revolutionary war, the brewers on James river used Indian corn almost exclusively of all other. In my family brewing I have used wheat as we do not raise barley."

    (The National Archives published four letters online from the correspondence between Joseph Coppinger and President Thomas Jefferson and two letters from the correspondence between Joseph Coppinger and President James Madison.)

    About JOSEPH COPPINGER (extracted from The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 38, published by Princeton, 2012; and the National Archives online):

    *****Joseph Coppinger, emigrated from Harbour View, Ireland, to New York in 1802. He soon became a partner in the Point Brewery, Pittsburgh. In 1802 he initiated a correspondence with THOMAS JEFFERSON. In an "Address to the People of America" published in 1809, Coppinger praised Jefferson, calling him the "polar star," for his service to the country. In 1815, he wrote Thomas Jefferson soliciting support for the establishment of a national brewing company in Washington, D.C. and sent him a prospectus for a book he was writing entitled The American Practical Brewer and Tanner. Thomas Jefferson was very interested in the book and wrote to Coppinger repeatedly to inquire about the status of its publication.*****

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  • 1828 SPEECH of JOHN DAVIS of MASSACHUSETTS on NEED to INCREASE IMPORT TARIFFS by John Davis 1828 SPEECH of JOHN DAVIS of MASSACHUSETTS on NEED to INCREASE IMPORT TARIFFS
    John Davis

    SPEECH OF MR. JOHN DAVIS of MASSACHUSETTS on the TARIFF BILL. Delivered in the House of Representatives, March 12, 1828. WASHINGTON: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1828. Disbound, lacking covers, may be missing a half title but complete from title page through last page of text, 4.5x8 inches, 36 pages. Only FAIR condition, disbound, some pages are loose, some pages trimmed shorter than others not affecting text, foxing; still textually complete with printing that remains clear and fully legible. An 1828 plea to increase tariffs on wool and woolen imports because foreign competitors charge higher tariffs and have an unfair advantage.

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  • 1830 PROCEEDINGS of the ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION in Philadelphia FIRST EDITION 1830 PROCEEDINGS of the ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION in Philadelphia FIRST EDITION

    THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNITED STATES ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION, Held at Philadelphia, September 11, 1830: Embracing [Including] the Journal of Proceedings, the Reports, the Debates, and the Address of the People. A sammelband of pamphlets of the 1830 U.S. Anti-Masonic Convention.

    Published by I. P. Trimble, Philadelphia; Skinner and Dewey, New York; et al.

    Hardcovers (front cover disbound but present), 6x9 inches, 164 pages. The pamphlets are numbered separately, but are also numbered consecutively where necessary at the upper gutter edge. There are 165 total pages. There is a table-of-contents at the front.

    Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover hinge is tender and separating but holding on, the spine covering is split at the folds and…

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    THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNITED STATES ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION, Held at Philadelphia, September 11, 1830: Embracing [Including] the Journal of Proceedings, the Reports, the Debates, and the Address of the People. A sammelband of pamphlets of the 1830 U.S. Anti-Masonic Convention.

    Published by I. P. Trimble, Philadelphia; Skinner and Dewey, New York; et al.

    Hardcovers (front cover disbound but present), 6x9 inches, 164 pages. The pamphlets are numbered separately, but are also numbered consecutively where necessary at the upper gutter edge. There are 165 total pages. There is a table-of-contents at the front.

    Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover hinge is tender and separating but holding on, the spine covering is split at the folds and frayed; internally, the pages are in good condition, edgewear to the top edge of some pages where they were cut-open, an age spot or two here and there, overall the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A nice, complete copy, well printed, with covers in need of care.

    Recent reprints of this anti-masonic convention are common, but this Primary Source 1830 First Edition is rare.

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  • 1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AUTOGRAPH BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES + Sergeant-at-Arms, etc. SIGNERS of the KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION OF 1850 by Thomas N. Lindsey, et al 1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AUTOGRAPH BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES + Sergeant-at-Arms, etc. SIGNERS of the KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION OF 1850
    Thomas N. Lindsey, et al

    1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION SIGNATURE BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, plus Sergeant at Arms, Reporters, etc. The Constitutional Convention signatory Sign In notebook was owned by THOMAS N. LINDSEY, member of the notable LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT KENTUCKY. Thomas N. Lindsey was the Representative of Franklin County, Kentucky. His signature is on the backside of the first page. The Signature Book is 3x5 inches and filled with blank paper. Lacking the front cover, however the spine covering and rear cover are present, as are all the inner pages. It appears likely that Thomas N. Lindsey was responsible for getting the signatures of the attending Representatives and others at the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of 1849 (that led to the…

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    1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION SIGNATURE BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, plus Sergeant at Arms, Reporters, etc. The Constitutional Convention signatory Sign In notebook was owned by THOMAS N. LINDSEY, member of the notable LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT KENTUCKY. Thomas N. Lindsey was the Representative of Franklin County, Kentucky. His signature is on the backside of the first page. The Signature Book is 3x5 inches and filled with blank paper. Lacking the front cover, however the spine covering and rear cover are present, as are all the inner pages. It appears likely that Thomas N. Lindsey was responsible for getting the signatures of the attending Representatives and others at the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of 1849 (that led to the adoption of the Constitution of 1850). He signed his name clearly on the verso of the first page, and I believe also on the back cover though that signature is very difficult to see. Though the notebook pages were blank, Lindsey wrote 3 numbers on a page up to number 100, leaving space by each number where Representatives signed in and identified themselves by county. 94 Representatives signed in and most wrote the county they represented below their signature, some also wrote the city they were from. The spaces beside numbers 95-100 are blank. However, Thomas N. Lindsey, the representative from Franklin County, signed at the front as noted above, meaning that this notebook contains a total of 95 signatures of the Constitutional Convention Representatives. Many of the signatures are accompanied with handwritten salutations: "Your friend" "Yours respectfully" etc. In addition to the 95 Representatives, there are signatures of the Sergeant at Arms, Clerk, Door Keeper, Deputy, 5 Reporters, and the Minister of the Gospel. I have been able to fully identify all but 5 of the 95 Representatives through a combination of their signatures and the counties they identified themselves with. There is not, unfortunately, enough room here to list them all, but I have all the identified Representatives names along with counties represented, so if you are interested just email me. In addition to the signatures of 95 Representatives, this Sign-in / Signatory Book contains the signature of the Clerk (Secretary of the Convention), Sergeant at Arms, Door Keeper, five reporters, and that of the Minister of the Gospel. The second to last page, following a number of blank pages, has the names and addresses of several Lindsey family members, perhaps put there by Thomas N. Lindsey so that this book could be passed down from one family member to another as an important historic keepsake? GOOD CONDITION. Front cover missing, as noted above, some creasing and edge chipping to the first page, the rear inner hinge is split but holding well, otherwise the pages are solid, well bound, and all the signatures and writing is bright and clear. The 1850 Kentucky Constitution was extremely PRO SLAVERY. You can read about the 1850 Kentucky Constitution and the 1849 Kentucky Constitutional Convention on many sites on the Internet.

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  • 1849 LETTER by EDWARD P. BURNHAM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Edward P. Burnham 1849 LETTER by EDWARD P. BURNHAM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    Edward P. Burnham

    FOUR PAGE MANUSCRIPT LETTER, written on a single-fold four-page sheet of paper, each page 8.5" x 9.75". A personal letter, full of flights of fancy, talk of spirits, advice for overcoming grief, humor (give them a kiss for me - or don't you do such a thing?), etc. WRITTEN BY A SON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, FREE-MASON GRAND MASTER and GRAND COMMANDER in MAINE, and Resident of SACO and BANGOR MAINE and ROXBURY MASSACHUSETTS. You can find information on GRAND MASTER EDWARD PAYSON BURNHAM on various MASONIC related websites. You can research the GENEALOGY of EDWARD PAYSON BURNHAM, SON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION on the Sons of the American Revolution, Maine Society, website.

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  • 1850 LOUISIANA SWAMP and OVERFLOWED LANDS SURVEY with FOLD-OPEN MAP by SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR 1850 LOUISIANA SWAMP and OVERFLOWED LANDS SURVEY with FOLD-OPEN MAP
    SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

    REPORT of the ACTING SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR Relative to the SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS IN LOUISIANA.

    Publisher: [Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1850].

    Disbound report, 8 pages plus folding map. The text pages are 5.5x9 inches. The lithograph map opens to 18x17 inches (46x43 cm). The map is dated Oct. 18th, 1949. It shows the State of Louisiana in sections, labeled based on township claims, proposed survey, etc.

    Condition: The pages are disbound, complete but loose (i.e. laid on top of one another), though the leaf consisting of pages 7/8 is still attached to the fold-open map; the pages are foxed and have some edge creases and small edge chips; the printing remains clear and bright throughout. The…

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    REPORT of the ACTING SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR Relative to the SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS IN LOUISIANA.

    Publisher: [Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1850].

    Disbound report, 8 pages plus folding map. The text pages are 5.5x9 inches. The lithograph map opens to 18x17 inches (46x43 cm). The map is dated Oct. 18th, 1949. It shows the State of Louisiana in sections, labeled based on township claims, proposed survey, etc.

    Condition: The pages are disbound, complete but loose (i.e. laid on top of one another), though the leaf consisting of pages 7/8 is still attached to the fold-open map; the pages are foxed and have some edge creases and small edge chips; the printing remains clear and bright throughout. The MAP is nice, just a bit of foxing, a couple small edge chips, and some creasing at the left margin. It is suitable for framing, imho.

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  • 1851-1920 HANDWRITTEN SPEECHES by O.T. EVERHART CIVIL WAR SURGEON + EVERHART FAMILY GENEALOGY by Oliver Troxell Everhart 1851-1920 HANDWRITTEN SPEECHES by O.T. EVERHART CIVIL WAR SURGEON + EVERHART FAMILY GENEALOGY
    Oliver Troxell Everhart

    Unique manuscript collection of speeches by Dr. Oliver Troxell Everhart, a Civil War surgeon and prominent physician. He was very active in his community and belonged to various fraternal and medical organizations. He was often a featured speaker at events, commencements, medical meetings, etc. Includes table of contents and 80 handwritten speeches. The contents span from 1851, his freshman year at Marshall College to 1920, at age 89. Occasionally augmented with mounted newspaper articles. Includes his bookplate on the front pastedown.

    The speeches are handwritten on mostly lined paper, 6x9 inches (15x23.5 cm). The pages are hand-numbered. Pagination: [4], 426, [30] pages. Most of the speeches are non-medical in nature. Titles of all the speeches can be seen in the…

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    Unique manuscript collection of speeches by Dr. Oliver Troxell Everhart, a Civil War surgeon and prominent physician. He was very active in his community and belonged to various fraternal and medical organizations. He was often a featured speaker at events, commencements, medical meetings, etc. Includes table of contents and 80 handwritten speeches. The contents span from 1851, his freshman year at Marshall College to 1920, at age 89. Occasionally augmented with mounted newspaper articles. Includes his bookplate on the front pastedown.

    The speeches are handwritten on mostly lined paper, 6x9 inches (15x23.5 cm). The pages are hand-numbered. Pagination: [4], 426, [30] pages. Most of the speeches are non-medical in nature. Titles of all the speeches can be seen in the photos of the contents pages.

    CONDITION: The leather covered boards and spine are falling apart, spine mostly gone, boards worn and soiled, spine folds with old tape marks, etc. Internally, there is some foxing and finger soiling throughout, some speeches rather tightly bound in at the left margin, there is some edge wear and small tears here and there, page 146 has some pieces torn off that are laid in, the inner binding has seriously cracked at a number of places. Nonetheless the pages are complete, remain bound together with the string binding, and, most important, the writing is clear and fully legible throughout.

    ACCOMPANIED with an ORIGINAL 1883 FIRST EDITION GENEALOGY BOOK written by O(LIVER) T(ROXELL) EVERHART, M.D.

    The book is titled: "A HISTORY OF THE EVERHART and SHOWER FAMILIES from 1744 to 1883, Embracing SIX GENERATIONS. Also A SKETCH of MANCHESTER, MD." It is EX-LIBRARY, bound in library hardcovers with the usual stamps, labels, pockets, and shelving numbers. There is a "withdrawn" stamp on several of the labels. Ex-lib aside the book is in GOOD condition, signs of general handling and wear, but still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The book was written and self-published by O.T. Everhart, M.D., primarily for family and friends. As such, the first edition is quite rare.

    TWO ITEMS by O.T. EVERHART, M.D. - A One-Of-A-Kind Collection of Handwritten Speeches, and a Rare First Edition of the Everhart & Shower Families.

    About OLIVER TROXELL EVERHART (from the Franklin & Marshall College Library website, and elsewhere on the Internet):

    ******Oliver Troxell Everhart (1832-1921) was a Union Army physician, captured briefly after a raid on Chambersburg before being released. While tending to the wounded he contracted chronic diarrhea, which after moving camps would eventually worsen into an inflammation of the spine which left him paraplegic and resulted in an honorable discharge. Despite his injuries, he continued to practice medicine in York and Perry counties in Pennsylvania before settling in Hanover in 1878. He was a prominent physician, eventually joined in practice by his son Dr. George S. Everhart. He practiced medicine until his death in 1921.******

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  • 1859 JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER Important HANDWRITTEN LETTER Civil War TEXAS Sam Houston by TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER 1859 JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER Important HANDWRITTEN LETTER Civil War TEXAS Sam Houston
    TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER

    Important, Rare, Handwritten Letter by JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (aka TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER, JOHN H. SLAUGHTER), written in 1859 when he was only 18 years old. Single Page Handwritten Letter, single sheet, light blue laid paper with a nickel size blind embossed emblem at the upper right corner, approximately 7.75 x 12 inches. GOOD condition, several folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into a small envelope (NO envelope is present), very small holes where a couple folds intersect, a few ink stains on the blank back side, otherwise solid with writing that is fully legible. Folded is how the letter was preserved and is its normal state. The letter was written to John H. Slaughter's 22…

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    Important, Rare, Handwritten Letter by JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (aka TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER, JOHN H. SLAUGHTER), written in 1859 when he was only 18 years old. Single Page Handwritten Letter, single sheet, light blue laid paper with a nickel size blind embossed emblem at the upper right corner, approximately 7.75 x 12 inches. GOOD condition, several folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into a small envelope (NO envelope is present), very small holes where a couple folds intersect, a few ink stains on the blank back side, otherwise solid with writing that is fully legible. Folded is how the letter was preserved and is its normal state. The letter was written to John H. Slaughter's 22 year old friend and trusted horse selling partner JOHN B. LINDSEY, of Frankfort, Kentucky. (The Lindsey / Lindsay family is an old and prominent Kentucky family, as are its relations.) The contents of the letter seem to indicate a familial relationship of some sort between the Slaughter and Lindsey family lines. This pre Civil War letter written at the age of 18 is by far the earliest letter of JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER that I have seen. It gives a glimpse of his life and ambitions that have rarely, if ever, been recorded. The letter reads in great part: "(??) August 24, 1859. / Dear John / Yours of the 8th has been received and the draft for $500 which was very acceptable. You say you have not heard from me in a long time. I answered your other letter acknowledging the receipt of the other draft & your Aunt also wrote in it making a long letter. I hope you have received it before this in that I left all the matter of collections to your own judgement as I do in this need the money, but I can get along (as I?) have raised a small crop of cotton & I have some cattle & young horses to sell if I could meet with a purchaser. You say your state has gone for the Democrats. You had better quit it and come to Texas, it has gone the opposition ticket. Houston is elected by a large majority. Your relations are all well as usual except (?) who has been quite sick but she is now on the mend... the rest of our family is as well as usual... We don't know (what) you do to stand it in Ky. You must suffer very much. Remember me to all./

    Yours Truly, John H. Slaughter." This letter was acquired in Northern California from the estate of a member of (per the estate listing): "a very prominent Southern family, offering... pre-and post-Civil War ephemera (letters and documents)..." Most of the interesting old documents I found related to the LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY, including many documents and letters of JOHN B. LINDSEY (born July 4, 1837, Frankfort, KY, died 1922, Frankfort, KY), among which was this letter. I also acquired an unpublished autobiography by Edwin S. Lindsey, the Grandson of John B. Lindsey. There is a paragraph on page 3 where he writes: "When he was a young man, Grandfather Lindsey had tuberculosis, the dreaded Great White Plague of that age. He went to Texas for better climate and was a horse trader, buying horses in Mexico and selling them in the U.S. West. Those were the wild days of the West, and many were his adventures, which will have to be omitted now. He recovered his health and returned to Frankfort, where he practiced law very successfully till he retired at the age of eighty four". This paragraph matches perfectly with the Slaughterhouse letter urging the young John Lindsey to leave Kentucky and join him in Texas. About JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (excerpted from Wikipedia): "John Horton Slaughter, b. 1841 d. 1922, also known as Texas John Slaughter, was an American lawman, cowboy, poker player and rancher in the Southwestern United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After serving in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, Slaughter earned a reputation fighting hostile Indians and Mexican and American outlaws in the Arizona and New Mexico territories."

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  • 1862 CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER "THE INDEPENDENT" BATTLE REPORTS Edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER by Henry Ward Beecher 1862 CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER "THE INDEPENDENT" BATTLE REPORTS Edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER
    Henry Ward Beecher

    THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK, Volume XIV, Number 730, November 27, 1862. Newspaper, 18"x24", 8 pages (2 large single fold sheets). The years 1861 to February 1863 are the papers most important years, as those were both CIVIL WAR YEARS and the only 2 years that the paper was edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER. The paper was strongly ANTI-SLAVERY and as such was strongly PRO-UNION during the CIVIL WAR. This particular issue transcribes a LONG SERMON by Henry Ward Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe), and has many articles regarding various Civil War battles. FAIR condition, there is toning at the folds, staining to the corners, holes at some of the places where the folds intersect, some closed tears along the…

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    THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK, Volume XIV, Number 730, November 27, 1862. Newspaper, 18"x24", 8 pages (2 large single fold sheets). The years 1861 to February 1863 are the papers most important years, as those were both CIVIL WAR YEARS and the only 2 years that the paper was edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER. The paper was strongly ANTI-SLAVERY and as such was strongly PRO-UNION during the CIVIL WAR. This particular issue transcribes a LONG SERMON by Henry Ward Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe), and has many articles regarding various Civil War battles. FAIR condition, there is toning at the folds, staining to the corners, holes at some of the places where the folds intersect, some closed tears along the folds, and signs of general handling; nonetheless the paper is complete, fairly solid, and the printing is clear and fully legible. The paper will be sent folded, as was its normal state. About THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK (excerpted from Wikipedia): ******The Independent was a weekly newspaper

    published in New York City between 1848 and 1928. It was founded in order to promote Congregationalism and was also an important voice in support of abolitionism and women's suffrage. From its founding in 1848 until 1861 The Independent was edited by a team of three prominent Congregational ministers: Joseph Parrish Thompson, Richard Salter Storrs, and Leonard Bacon. It was published and financed by a group of New York businessmen led by Henry C. Bowen of the silk wholesaling firm Bowen & McNamee. The editorial policy was strongly antislavery, which hurt the magazine's circulation initially, but it improved through the 1850s to reach 35,000 by the beginning of the American Civil War. In 1861 HENRY WARD BEECHER, who had been a regular contributor to the magazine, became its editor. His assistant editor, Theodore Tilton, succeeded Beecher as editor in February 1863.******

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  • 1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits. by Lawson B. Patterson 1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits.
    Lawson B. Patterson

    1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits. By Lawson B. Patterson.

    Printed by Miles and Dillingham, Cambridge, MA, 1862. First Edition. Hardbound in Publisher's original blindstamped brown cloth with embossed gilt title on front cover, 108 pages, appendix. GOOD Condition: covers corners and edges are worn through, spine covering perished, but the gilt remains bright, internally, front hinge starting and rear hinge tender but holding, period penned "No. 25 - " at the top of the front pastedown and half title, small Los Angeles bookseller label on…

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    1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits. By Lawson B. Patterson.

    Printed by Miles and Dillingham, Cambridge, MA, 1862. First Edition. Hardbound in Publisher's original blindstamped brown cloth with embossed gilt title on front cover, 108 pages, appendix. GOOD Condition: covers corners and edges are worn through, spine covering perished, but the gilt remains bright, internally, front hinge starting and rear hinge tender but holding, period penned "No. 25 - " at the top of the front pastedown and half title, small Los Angeles bookseller label on rear pastedown, and a touch of of age toning, otherwise the inner pages are excellent, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    This uncommon first hand account provides a wonderful narrative of gold mining in El Dorado County by an original Forty-Niner who prospected in the gold country for twelve years. In addition to Patterson's own experiences, much of this book is devoted to the discovery of gold, the gold region, its geology, advice to new miners, and the weather in 1853. Wheat declares the account "observations of permanent import, the value of which is belatedly becoming recognized." Wheat Books 154.

    Patterson left Boston for California via New York on February 5, 1849. He took the schooner Col. Fanning to Brazos Santiago, Mexico. From there, the Argonaut crossed Mexico to Mazatlán arriving on April 17, and then shipped to San Francisco via San Diego. In his introduction, Patterson furnished the following from the San Francisco Alta California: "He arrived in this city on the 20th of July, 1849; started for the mines six days later; went to Mormon Island, and after a short stay, to the vicinity of Georgetown, El Dorado County, where he remained twelve years, never abandoning mining in all that time. He is one of the few Forty-niners who have remained faithful to the business of mining."

    (Howes P121; Kurutz 484; Rocq 15995; Sabin 59140; Streeter 2876. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 481)

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  • 1865 LIBERATOR ANTI-SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST Newspaper IMPORTANT FINAL ISSUE with UNPUBLISHED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TEXT by William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln 1865 LIBERATOR ANTI-SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST Newspaper IMPORTANT FINAL ISSUE with UNPUBLISHED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TEXT
    William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln

    THE LIBERATOR Boston, Friday, December 29, 1865. Vol. XXXV No. 52. ANTI-SLAVERY PERIODICAL.

    This is the Famous and Rare FINAL EDITION of The Liberator. It celebrates the ratification of the 13th Amendment that Abolished Slavery, and contains an UNPUBLISHED EXTRACT from a LETTER by ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FINAL ISSUE of this important anti-slavery paper. It is the corrected second printing of the final issue, with the added thanks to Reverend May on the third page, and with the additional letter from William C. Nell on the fourth page. Authors include Lydia Maria Child, E. Cady Stanton, Garrison, et al. Lydia Maria Child was, like Garrison, a prominent abolitionist.

    Single fold broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages,…

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    THE LIBERATOR Boston, Friday, December 29, 1865. Vol. XXXV No. 52. ANTI-SLAVERY PERIODICAL.

    This is the Famous and Rare FINAL EDITION of The Liberator. It celebrates the ratification of the 13th Amendment that Abolished Slavery, and contains an UNPUBLISHED EXTRACT from a LETTER by ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FINAL ISSUE of this important anti-slavery paper. It is the corrected second printing of the final issue, with the added thanks to Reverend May on the third page, and with the additional letter from William C. Nell on the fourth page. Authors include Lydia Maria Child, E. Cady Stanton, Garrison, et al. Lydia Maria Child was, like Garrison, a prominent abolitionist.

    Single fold broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages, 18.5x26 inches. Folded in half vertically and horizontally, as originally distributed.

    Beautiful front-page engraving. On the left side are White slave owners selling their "Slaves, Horses & Other Cattle"; on the right side are Blacks entering the land of Emancipation; in the middle is a picture of Jesus with a Black man and White man at his feet and the statement: "I come to break the bonds of the Oppressor". Running through the illustration is a banner stating: "Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Self".

    Edited by William Lloyd Garrison, Printed by J. B. Yerrington & Son, with articles by and/or about William Garrison, Lydia Maria Child, Thaddeus Stevens, Abraham Lincoln, and many others.

    Front page has a twenty-two line extract from an UNPUBLISHED LETTER "from the late PRESIDENT LINCOLN, addressed to Gen. Wadsworth, taking strong ground in favor of universal suffrage", and also a three-column article on "The Constitutional Amendment" (abolishing slavery).

    Other articles include: "Through the Red Sea into the Wilderness" by Lydia Maria Child (8 lengthy paragraphs), "William Lloyd Garrison and the Liberator" (printing remarks by Garrison), and "Political Rights of Women," printing the text of a 26-line letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to William Lloyd Garrison. This issue also includes poems by J. C. Hagan, Sarah T. Bolton, Joel Benton, et al. One of the poems is titled: "A FAREWELL TO THE LIBERATOR", another "Slavery's Funeral March". Again, this was the final issue of "The Liberator," with articles on the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage.

    FAIR condition, the issue was folded both horizontally and vertically as published, there is some light foxing and age toning, there is a 1 inch closed tear to the top margin, a 2 inch closed tear at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical folds and an associated close-by 1 inch closed tear, and small chips to the extremities and folds. Despite the expected wear, this original 155+ year old newspaper remains a complete, bright and clear copy.

    The issue will be sent folded, as is its normal state. Please handle this rare item carefully, it has survived the aftermath of the assassination of Lincoln and the subsequent century and a half, but the newspaper and especially the folds are tender and the issue can be easily damaged.

    This FINAL ISSUE of THE LIBERATOR, with the unpublished Lincoln text and tributes to Garrison and his paper, is considered to be the Publication's MOST VALUABLE and HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER ISSUE. You can read about THE LIBERATOR newspaper, and about many of the contributors in this final issue, on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.

    See more photos of the issue on the Internet at Blank Verso Books.

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  • 1872 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT in 1640 ***SIGNED First Edition*** by Alfred Andrews 1872 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT in 1640 ***SIGNED First Edition***
    Alfred Andrews

    ENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONN., 1640: Embracing Their Descendants to 1872; with an Introduction of Miscellaneous Names of Andrews, with Their Progenitors as Far as Known; to which is Added a List of Some of the Authors, Clergymen, Physicians, and Soldiers of The Name. By ALFRED ANDREWS, New Britain, Connecticut.

    Published by A.H. Andrews & Co., Chicago, Illinois; and Printed by Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Hartford, Connecticut, 1872. FIRST EDITION.

    SIGNED and DATED "1895" by CHARLES ANDREWS, b.1827 d.1918, on a blank prelim. Charles Andrews was one of the longest serving judges in the history of the New York Court of Appeals. He also served three years as Mayor of Syracuse, New York.

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    ENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONN., 1640: Embracing Their Descendants to 1872; with an Introduction of Miscellaneous Names of Andrews, with Their Progenitors as Far as Known; to which is Added a List of Some of the Authors, Clergymen, Physicians, and Soldiers of The Name. By ALFRED ANDREWS, New Britain, Connecticut.

    Published by A.H. Andrews & Co., Chicago, Illinois; and Printed by Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Hartford, Connecticut, 1872. FIRST EDITION.

    SIGNED and DATED "1895" by CHARLES ANDREWS, b.1827 d.1918, on a blank prelim. Charles Andrews was one of the longest serving judges in the history of the New York Court of Appeals. He also served three years as Mayor of Syracuse, New York.

    BOOKPLATE of his SON, CHARLES WALKER ANDREWS, b.1861 d.1946, on the front pastedown. Charles Walker Andrews was a lawyer, book collector, and early member of the Grolier Club.

    Hardcovers, professionally rebound covers and endpapers (likely by Charles Walker Andrews), 6x9 inches (15x23 cm), 652 pages. Illustrated with portraits interspersed throughout, each printed on heavy stock paper and protected with a tissue guard. There is a sheet tipped-in on a blank prelim with a handwritten "Line of Descent" that likely relates to Charles Walker Andrews.

    GOOD condition, the covers are worn at the corners and some places along the edges, but remain sturdy and are doing their job well; internally the pages have toned, there are a couple of genealogical additions and corrections here and there, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice, presentable copy.

    The 1872 First Edition is SCARCE, especially so SIGNED by CHARLES ANDREWS and with the BOOKPLATE of his son CHARLES WALKER ANDREWS. (Beware the 1972 reprints and reproduction copies.)

    About CHARLES ANDREWS and his son CHARLES W. ANDREWS (from page 417 of the book):

    ******Syracuse, N. Y. - HON. CHARLES ANDREWS, fourth son of George, of New Britain, Conn., Whitestown and Troy, N. Y., and his wife, Polly Walker, of Butternuts, N. Y., born 27th May, 1827, at Whitestown, Oneida County, N. Y. He is a lawyer by profession, of the firm of Sedgwick, Andrews & Kennedy, of Syracuse, N. Y., of which city he has been mayor some three years, and has an enviable reputation and an irreproachable private character. He married 17th May, 1855, Marcia, daughter of Judge Shackland, of Syracuse, N. Y. He is judge of the court of appeals of the state of New York, and was living in Syracuse, N. Y., in 1871.

    THEIR CHILDREN: William S., born 25th September, 1858, at Syracuse, N. Y. and Charles W., born 5th July, 1861, at Syracuse, N. Y.******

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  • 1872-1972 HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY - ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOS + MAP 1872-1972 HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY - ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOS + MAP

    HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL 1872-1972. Published by the Centennial Publication Committee, Hopkins, Missouri, 1972. Presumed first edition. Hardcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 120 pages. Fold open two page map at the front. Illustrated throughout with historic b&w photographs, including many photos of early Hopkins settlers and families. GOOD condition, the covers have some wear at the spine ends and corner tips and a few light smudges; internally there are a few names highlighted in yellow here and there throughout, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy.

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