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Lincoln and the Convention of 1860: An Address Before the Chicago Historical Society, April 4, 1918

By: Procter, Addison G.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Chicago Historical Society: 1918

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019547

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown wrapper. April 4, 1918. 6" x 9 1/4." Twenty-nine pages, complete. One-page biography of the author in the back. A clean copy. Addison G. Procter (1838-1925) was a delegate from Kansas to the Republican National Convention of 1860 which nominated Abraham Lincoln as a presidential candidate. He was also a delegate from Michigan to the Convention of 1916. This is Procter's personal account presented to the Chicago Historical Society of the Convention of 1860. Referenced in Monaghan, the Lincoln Bibliography, no. 2387. View more info

Gettysburg Sketches: A Concise and Illustrated History of the Battle of Gettysburg; Story; Maps; Pictures.

By: Ray, Frederic, Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Gettysburg, Penn., Times and News Publishing Company.: 1939

Seller ID: 724

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Wraps. View more info

The Convention That Nominated Lincoln: An Address Delivered Before the Chicago Historical Society on May 18, 1916, The Fifty-sixth Anniversary of Lincoln's Nomination for the Presidency

By: Ray, P. Orman

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Chicago, IL, The University of Chicago Press: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019560

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown wrapper with staple binding. May 16, 1916. 6" x 9 1/4." Thirty-eight pages, complete. Pages and covers are clean. From Monaghan, the Lincoln Bibliography, no. 2263: "Based on official records and accounts in newspapers. Contains diagram of the interior of the Wigwam." P. Orman Ray refers to these personal accounts from newspapers to describe the Convention of 1860, which took place in a building called the Wigwam in Chicago. View more info

Grant and His Travels: A descriptive Account of His Tour Around the World Containing also His Early Life, Millitary Achievements and History of His Civil Adminstration and His Sickness and Death.

By: Remlap, L. T.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Hurst & Company: 1885

Seller ID: 713

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth. 2 volumes. Later edition. Remlap is a pseud. for L.T. Palmer View more info

The Masque of Illinois, Presented by The Illinois Centennial Commission, October Fourth and Fifth, Nineteen Hundred and Eighteen, Eight-Fifteen P. M.

By: Rice, Wallace; Illinois Centennial Commission

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Springfield, IL, 1918

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019543

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's white wrapper with staple binding. October 4-5, 1918. Coliseum, Illinois State Fair Grounds, Springfield, IL. 6" x 9." Seventeen pages, complete. Pages and front cover are clean. Very light foxing on back cover. A program for "The Masque of Illinois," a play that chronicles the history of Illinois using historic events and symbolism. Front cover has an illustrated side portrait of Abraham Lincoln on front cover. Black and white reprinted portrait of the Governor of Illinois, Frank O. Lowden, and three black and white reprinted photographs of actres... View more info

Early Days in Oregon

By: Riddle, George W.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Riddle, OR, The Riddle Enterprise: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019130

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's wrapper. 5 3/4" x 7 1/2." Seventy-four pages, complete. Pages and front and back covers are very clean. Very minimal wear on the covers. A first edition of a much reprinted book. From Lannon W. Mintz, The Trail; no. 392: "This is a reprint of the article as it first appeared in the Riddle Enterprise [newspaper]. Riddle emigrated to Oregon in 1851 from Springfield, Illinois." George W. Riddle (1839-1927) was a pioneer who served in the military during the Civil War. He also won election for Douglas County judge and served in the Oregon legislature s... View more info

Original Sheet Music. "Ah! He Kissed Me When He Left Me"

By: Rogers, Cornelia and Lillia Dowling

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Root & Cady: 1863

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018493

Condition: Fine


Original white wrapper with decorated black boarder surrounding black lettering on the front cover. 9 3/4 X 12 3/4 inches. 4 pages. This sentimental song tells of a young woman saying goodbye to the man she loves as he goes to war. Light foxing on all pages. First page has been mended with white tape. Pages are clean and complete. View more info

Original Sheet Music. "Tramp!, Tramp!, Tramp! The Prisoners Hope"

By: Root, Geo. F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Root & Cady: 1864

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018480

Condition: Fine


Original white wrapper with black lettering and black and white designs on the front cover. 9 3/4 X 11 3/4 inches. 4 pages. A popular song of the Civil War. George F. Root wrote both the words and music to give hope to the Union prisoners. Root (1820-1895) was an American song writer and teacher. This copy has foxing on all pages. The first page is torn with a small chip. Pages are clean and complete. View more info

Original Sheet Music. "Just Before The Battle, Mother"

By: Root, Geo. F.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Chicago, Root & Cady: 1864

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018491

Condition: Fine


Original white wrapper with detailed black and white illustrations surrounding black lettering on the front cover. 9 3/4 X 13 inches. 4 pages. Root (1820-1895) was an American composer. "Just Before The Battle, Mother" was a popular song for The Union Army. "Just Before The Battle, Mother" tells the story of a young man thinking of home while on the field awaiting the battle. Foxing on all pages. The first page has been mended with white tape. Music and scores are still legible. A small tear along the bottom edge of the front cover. Pages are clean and complete. View more info

Abraham Lincoln: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography

By: Russell, L. E.; Miner, William Harvey (Introduction)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cedar Rapids, IA, The Torch Press: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019591

Condition: Very Good


Catalog No. 21. Original publisher's brown wrapper. October 1910. 4 1/4" x 6 1/2." Twenty-four pages, complete. A brief bibliography of Lincoln memorabilia listed in alphabetical order. Introduction by William Harvey Miner. Printed on the inside of the back cover is an advertisement for a publication about Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon. On the back cover is an advertisement for a poster commemorating the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Pages are clean and intact. Covers are clean and intact except for a small chip in the lower-right corner of the front ... View more info

Original Sheet Music. "Weeping, Sad and Lonely or When This Curel War Is Over"

By: Sawyer, Charles Carroll and Henry Tucker

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y., Sawyer & Thompson: 1868

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018479

Condition: Fine


Original white wrapper with black lettering on the front cover. 10 X 13 inches. 4 pages. One of the best selling songs during the war in both Union and Confederate States. Charles Carroll Sawyer wrote the song, while Henry Tucker composed and arranged. This song is about a young lady missing her solider who is fighting the war. Light foxing. Several small spots on the front cover. Text is not affected. Copy is clean and complete. View more info

Original Sheet Music. "Who Will Care For Mother Now?"

By: Sawyer, Charles Carroll. Arranged by C. F. Thompson

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y., Sawyer & Thompson: 1863

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018490

Condition: Fine


Original white wrapper with decorated black boarder with black lettering on the front cover. 10 X 13 inches. 4 pages. Sawyer (1833-1890) was one of the most successful musical composers of the day. "Who Will Care For Mother Now?" sold over a half million copies before the end of the war. Sawyers songs were unique in the they were popular in both armies. This song is about a young man who was the sole support of his sick mother, overhears surgeons tell his comrades that he will not live. Upon hearing this, the young man says "Who Will Care For Mother Now?" Copy has been folded a... View more info

Abraham Lincoln: The Evolution of His Emancipation Policy; An Address Delivered Before the Chicago Historical Society, February 27, 1906

By: Selby, Paul

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Chicago, IL, The Chicago Historical Society: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019556

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's brown wrapper with staple binding. Address given February 27, 1906. Published February 12, 1909. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4." Twenty-seven pages, complete. Black and white reprinted photograph of Thomas Ball's Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C. is included. Published by the Chicago Historical Society to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. A brief biography of Paul Selby is included in the back. Pages and covers are very clean. Staples are rusting but hardly affect the covers and do not affect the pages or text. An address by Paul S... View more info

Speech of William H. Seward, in the United States Senate, February 29, 1860 (Cover Title)

By: Seward, William H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Wm. C. Bryant & Co., Printers: 1860

Seller ID: 4520

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Speech title: "The State of the Country". Front and rear covers separated from lower spine. Upper 2" missing from front cover. 27 pages. Numerous passages underlined in ink. The issue of slavery is discussed as it relates to states being admitted into the Union. Threats of disunion were made. "Specific enactments admitted California as a labor State, and remanded New Mexico and Utah to remain Territories, with the right to choose freedom or slavery when ripened into states." "These new enactments, collated with the existing statutes, namely, the ordinance of 1787, the M... View more info

Original Sheet Music. "The Union Of The States Polka"

By: Sippell, J.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Cincinnati, J. Church Jr.: 1860

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018486

Condition: Fine


Original white wrapper with black lettering on the front cover. 10 X 13 inches. 4 pages. This copy is clean and complete. View more info

The Road To Richmond. The Civil War Memoirs Of Major Abner R. Small Of The Sixteenth Maine Volunteers. Together With The Diary Which He Kept When He Was A Prisoner Of War

By: Small, Harold Adams

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Berkeley, Ca, University of California Press: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018519

Condition: Fine


Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches. 314 pages which include 10 pages of index. Copy also contains 7 pages of black and white photographs and a map. Small (1836-1910) was an America Civil War veteran and Major of the Sixteenth Maine Volunteers. He was in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Wilderness. At Gettysburg, Major Small lost 180 of 200 men. He was captured at the Battle of Globe Tavern in August, 1864 and was a prisoner at Libby, Salisbury and Danville. He was released in time to lead his regiment in the final day o... View more info

The American Ten Years' War: 1855-1865

By: Snider, Denton

Price: $47.50

Publisher: St. Louis, Sigma Publishing Co.: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7602

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. The author says the American Civil War actually started in Kansas in 1855, with the pro and anti slavery forces battling. An interesting, well written account of the time. 527 pages, plus one page of advertising of the author's other book at the end. View more info

The Life-Story and Personal Reminiscences of Col. John Sobieski (A Lineal Descendant of King John III, of Poland) Written by Himself to Which is Added His Popular Lecture "The Republic of Poland", and a Brief History of Poland

By: Sobieski, Col. John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Shelbyville, Ill., J. L. Douthit & Son, Publishers: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 703

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Small flag front cover. Slight chipping spine bottom. Two small water drops front cover. Front and rear end papers partially split at spine. Small spotting bottom copyright page to page v; small spot side margin pages 2-11; tear top margin pages 331-332. The Introduction notes that this son of Polish royalty came to America because of his enthusiasm for liberty. He had been here for forty-five years at the writing of this book. He spent ten years in the regular U.S. Army and two years helping Mexico to a republic; then, as an American citizen working to "protect the home from the drink dem... View more info

American Campaigns

By: Steele, Matthew Forney

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Washington, Byron S. Adams: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4569

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


War Department -- Office of the Chief of Staff, Second Section, General Staff, No. 13. Two volumes. Volume I -- Text -- 731 pages; slight chipping spine label; split at spine front end papers; page vii partially loose; slight browning to end papers. Volume II -- Maps -- 311 pages; slight chipping spine label; scuff mark side edge front cover; split at spine at title page; slight browning to end papers; stains rear end papers. From Vol. I Preface: "These volumes represent a part of my three years' work as lecturer in military history at the Army Service Schools at Fort Leavenworth". Vol... View more info

Reform the Militia System: And Make the Militia, Now Worthless for National Defence, A Trained and Disciplined Military Reserve, Ready and Adequate for Any Emergency

By: Stevens, Hazard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Rockwell and Churchill Press: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019152

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown wrapper. 6" x 9." Sixteen pages, complete. The booklet has been folded down the vertical centerline, and the cover is sunned. The book is otherwise undamaged. Pages and covers are very clean. Binding is tight. This booklet is a manifesto by Hazard Stevens (1842-1918) in which he calls for U.S. military reform. Stevens was a military officer, mountaineer, writer, and politician and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Stevens is also known for making the first documented climb up Mount Rainier with Philemon Beecher (P.B.) Van Trump (1839-191... View more info