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Original Carte De Visite Photograph. "Gen. Benjamin Butler"

By: Butler, Benjamin

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, The New York Photographic Co.:

Seller ID: 12143

Condition: Collectible-Fine


circa.1870. Carte-de-Visite photograph (2 1/2 x 4 inch) with publisher name printed on the backside. Trimmed at the top of the cards' corners. Image of Butler's head and shoulder in civilian clothing Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-1893) was from Massachusetts and was a political General during the Civil War who owed his rank to political connections rather than skill as a soldier. Most famous for his notorious "General Order No. 28" which declared that any women ... View more info

The North and the South

By: Carey, Henry Charles

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Office of the Tribune: 1854

Seller ID: 13718

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


48 pages; paper wrapper sewn (5 1/2 x 8 5/8 inch). Minor discoloration to the front, else a very good clean copy. An argument of the relative size of the pro-slavery and anti-slavery block in the United States. 'The South is strong in words, weak in action'. Very good clean copy. View more info

Abraham Lincoln: Preserver of His Country

By: Carlton, Mabel Mason

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company: 1926

Seller ID: 019624

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's white and yellow wrapper with an illustrated portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the front cover. 4 1/2" x 6." Sixteen pages, complete. Pages and covers are very clean. A biography that covers and praises the life of Abraham Lincoln. From Monaghan, the Lincoln Bibliography, no. 2627: "A variant, 1926, is entitled: Abraham Lincoln The Great Emancipator. ... has six variants, one with sub-title: Preserver of His Country." The Monaghan... View more info

Abraham Lincoln, Freemason; An Address Delivered Before Harmony Lodge No. 17, F. A. A. M., Washington, D.C., January 28, 1914. With an Appendix Containing the Actions Taken by the Masonic Grand Lodges of the United States on Lincoln's Death.

By: Carman, L. D.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019551

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's light green wrapper with staple binding. January 28, 1914. 6" x 9." Twenty-six pages, complete. A clean copy. Pages are very clean and undamaged. This address by Dr. L. D. Carman is about Abraham Lincoln and his "Masonic words." Carman states he does not want to prove Lincoln was actually a Freemason but refers to the phrases used by him to show how Lincoln upheld the values of the Freemasonry. Also included are eulogies and t... View more info

The Other White House: An Illustration of the Unreliability of History Concerning Abraham Lincoln

By: Carman, L. D.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019553

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's brown cloth binding. January 1926. 5 1/8" x 8." Pages are very clean. A pristine, fine copy. Four pages, complete. In this brief pamphlet, L. D. Carman refers to a sensational news story to show how not all stories concerning Abraham Lincoln are accurate. On February 11, 1923, The Washington Star published an article of a woman who claimed to have eloped with her husband in the White House during the Lincoln administration. Carman ref... View more info

The Army of the Potomac. Behind the Scenes. A Diary of Unwritten History; from the Organization of the Army, by General George B. McClellan, to the Close of the Campaign in Virginia, About the First Day of January, 1863.

By: Castleman, Alfred L.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, WI, Strickland and Company: 1863

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020229

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown pebble cloth binding with embossed decorations on front and back covers and gilt lettering on spine. 5" x 7 5/8." 288 pages, complete. Six pages of advertisements for other books in the back. Light wear at the extremities. Light foxing on some of the pages. Binding is tight. Pages and covers are very clean and intact overall. A very clean copy. Written by Alfred L. Castleman, Surgeon of the Fifth Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteer... View more info

Abraham Lincoln: Rare Autograph Letters, Documents, Personal Relics, Prints, Etc.; The Collection of the Late Henry M. Leland

By: Chicago Book and Art Auctions

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Chicago Book and Art Auctions, Incorporated: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019608

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown wrapper. 6" x 9." Thirty-two pages, complete. Original blank auction form laid-in. Title page: "Sale 24, June 2, 1932; Abraham Lincoln: The Important Collection of the Late Henry M. Leland, Detroit, Michigan; Unrestricted Public Auction, Thursday Evening June 2, 1932; Public Exhibition: Room 919, Saturday, May 28th to June 2nd, 9 A. M. to 9 P. M. (Except Sunday and Memorial Day)." A list of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia up fo... View more info

Abraham Lincoln: Books and Pamphlets, Medals, Portraits and Autographs: The Collection Made by John Scripps Little of Rushville, Ill.; Sold by Order of John L. Scripps, of Peoria, Ill.

By: Chicago Book and Art Auctions, Incorporated; Meine, Franklin J. (Foreword)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Chicago Book and Art Auctions, Incorporated: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019609

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown wrapper. 6" x 9." Sixty-six pages, complete. Original blank auction form in the back. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. In the foreword, Franklin J. Meine provides some information on the John Scripps Little collection. Title page: "Sale No. 34; Abraham Lincoln: Rare Pamphlets, Books, Autograph Letters, Portraits and Prints, Fine Association Items from theHart, Burton and Lambert Collections; Sale Wednesday and Thurs... View more info

Invisible Siege; The Journal of Lucius E. Chittenden, April 15, 1861 -- July 14, 1861; Appointed Register of the Treasury by President Abraham Lincoln

By: Chittenden, Lucius E.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Americana Exchange Press. San Diego, California. 1969.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 685

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


1500 copies printed. Book has gilt lettering front cover and spine, gilt edged page tops, uncut page sides. From the Publisher's Note: "The diary of Lucius Eugene Chittenden came to light in 1968 as a part of a group of books and old papers. Its historic importance was immediately apparent, and after verification of its authenticity, the decision to publish it was made". From the Introduction: "Written at Washington, D. C., the diary opens on April 15, the da... View more info

The Career and Character of Abraham Lincoln: An Address Delivered by Joseph H. Choate, Ambassador to Great Britain, at the Philosophical Institution of Edinburgh, November 13, 1900

By: Choate, Joseph H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019605

Condition: Near Fine


Original publisher's beige wrapper. 5 3/8" x 7 3/4." Thirty pages, complete. Pages and covers are clean and intact. Joseph H. Choate (1832-1917) was an American lawyer, diplomat, and a key figure in the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a lawyer, Choate tried some of the most famous cases in United States history including the Income Tax Suit, Kansas prohibition cases, and Chinese exclusion cases. In this address, Choate retells the events of A... View more info

Autograph Quotation Signed

By: Clark, James G.

Price: $37.50

Seller ID: 8066

Condition: Collectible-Fine


6 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Three lines from his poem "The Voice of the Mountain" signed in full. "Ashland Or, April 15, 1891"added in the authors hand below signature. Clark (1830-1897) was a singer, songwriter and poet. He was born in New York and lived his later years on the West Coast of the U.S. He is best known for his songs that he wrote which were popular during the Civil War. These include: "Beautiful Hills" (1862); "Children of the Battlel... View more info

Bibliographical Notes on Theodore Winthrop

By: Colby, Elbridge

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, The New York Public Library: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019115

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's wrapper. 7" x 10." Minimal chipping and tears on the spine, covers, and pages (mostly on the spine). Light staining on front cover. Theodore Winthrop (1828-1861) was an American novelist, lawyer, military officer, and world traveler. He is considered the first Union officer killed in the Civil War. This bibliography by Elbridge Colby lists American editions of Winthrop's written works as well as British importations and reprints. Repri... View more info

The Plates of the Winthrop Books

By: Colby, Elbridge

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, The New York Public Library: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019309

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's beige wrapper. An off-print from the New York Public Library Bulletin, February 1918. 7" x 10." Six pages, complete. Booklet is very clean and intact. Elbridge Colby (1891-1982) was an American Army colonel and author. He served in WWI and WWII. In this booklet, Colby writes his commentary on Theodore Winthrop (1828-1861), who was a writer, lawyer, world traveler, and Union officer, and his literary works. Colby comments on how Winthr... View more info

Lincoln's "House Divided" Speech: Did It Reflect a Doctrine of Class Struggle? An Address Delivered Before the Chicago Historical Society on March 15, 1923

By: Cole, Arthur Charles

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Chicago, IL, The University of Chicago Press: 1923

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019548

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's brown wrapper. March 15, 1923. 6" x 9 1/4." Thirty-six pages, complete. Pages are very clean and intact. Front and back covers are clean but have minimal wear along the edges. From Monaghan, the Lincoln Bibliography, no. 2630: "A study of Lincoln's reaction to the extreme pro-Southern argument--notably George Fitzhugh's work." In this lecture, Arthur Charles Cole, PhD, discusses the motives behind Abraham Lincoln's famous "... View more info

Collection of the Kansas State Historical Soicety, 1915-1918 : Together with Annual Meetings, Memorials and Miscellaneous Papers

By: Connelley, William E.[editor]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, Kansas State Printing Plant: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14346

Condition: Collectible-Fine


xiv, 896 pages; illustrations, maps (some folding); indexes; bree cloth binding with gilt lettering. Articles including are: 'Some Ingalls Letters'; 'Origin of the Name "Jayhawker," and How it Came to be Applied to the people of Kansas'; 'The First Kansas Battery, an Historical Sketch, with Personal Reminiscences of Army Life, 1861-1865,' by Theodore Gardner; among other titles. Fine clean copy. View more info

Signature on Card - Burton Chauncey Cook

By: Cook, Burton Chauncey

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 0

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019534

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Signature on beige slip of paper in black ink by Burton Chauncey Cook. No date, circa 1860s. 2 3/8" x 1." Signed, "B. C. Cook ...." Paper and signature are very clean and intact. Burton Chauncey Cook (1819-1894) was an American politician who served in both the Illinois Senate (1852-1860) and the U.S. House of Representatives (1865-1871). He is remembered for supporting the nomination of Abraham Lincoln for president in 1860 and for placing Lincoln'... View more info

Charles Sumner: Memoir and Eulogies. A Sketch of His Life by the Editor, an Original Article by Bishop Gilbert Haven, and the Eulogies Pronounced by Eminent Men.

By: Cornell, William M. (Editor); Haven, Gilbert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, James H. Earle: 1874

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019941

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's green cloth binding with floral border decorations in slight relief on front and back covers. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2." 336 pages, complete. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Pages and covers are clean and intact. Internally clean. Spine dulled. Hinges are strong; binding is tight. This book is a biography of the U.S. Senator and politician from Massachusetts, Charles Sumner (1811-1874). Sumner was a member of the Radical Republican Pa... View more info

Address of Postmaster-General Cortelyou at the Annual Banquet of the Lincoln Republican Club and the Young Men's Republican Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Monday, February 12, 1906. Lincoln's Influence on American Life.

By: Cortelyou, George B.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019550

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's gray wrapper. 6" x 9 1/4." Fifteen pages, complete. Very light wear on top and bottom edges. Pages and covers are clean and intact. George B. Cortelyou (1862-1940) was the Postmaster General under President Theodore Roosevelt and had also held various political positions in the administrations of Grover Cleveland and William McKinley. In this address, Cortelyou pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln and other presidents and talks about upho... View more info

Original Carte De Visite Portrait Photograph

By: Crittenden, Mrs. John J. (Elizabeth Moss Crittenden)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, E. Anthony:

Seller ID: 14928

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Photograph 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 on photographer's backing. Mrs. Crittenden was the third wife of the American politician John J. Crittenden. She was the widow of Gen. William Henry Ashley when the Crittendens were married in 1853. This photograph was "Published by E. Anthony 501 Broadway, New York, From Photographi8c Negative from Brady's National Portrait Galley" (from the back of the card. It shows, circa 1861, Mrs. Crittenden in a beautuiful full lenth gown with her ... View more info

Orations and Addresses of George William Curtis. Edited By Charles Eliot Norton.

By: Curtis, George William

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12826

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Three volume set; light red cloth binding. I: vii, 498 pages; index. II: vii, 527 pages; index. III: vi, 407 pages; index; errata slip. Minor wear to the spine. George Curtis (1824-1892) was an American writer and public speaker from New England. He was involved in editing Putnam's Magazine and later Harper's Weekly, helped found the Republican Party in 1856 and under U.S. Grant chaired the commission to reform the civil service. A very good clean set of this public spea... View more info