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Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, in Answer to A Resolution of the House of 16th Instant, Relative to Obstructions in Savannah River; Letter Dated January 24, 1868 (Cover Title)

By: McCulloch, Hugh.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Washington, D. C.), House of Representatives: 1868

Seller ID: 4521

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


House of Representatives. Ex. Doc. No. 123. Front and rear cover pages loose. From page 1: ".during the late rebellion, a large number of vessels, cribs, and other obstructions, were placed in the channel of the Savannah river by the so-called confederate government, to bar access to the city by the naval and military forces of the United States". The issue for discussion is who is authorized to remove obstructions and who can lay claim to the materials. Captured... View more info

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Si Klegg : Thru (sic) the Stone River Campaign and in Winter Quarters in Murfreesboro

By: McElroy, John

Price: $37.50

Publisher: The National Tribune Co.: 1910

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 016508

Condition: Very Good


Second Edition - enlarged and revised. Publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and illustration of a canteen on front. Moderate rubbing, bumped corners. "Book No. 2" printed on front cover. 271 pages. John McElroy (1846-1929) was a printer, author and soldier in the Civil War. He is most noted for his 4 vol. work "Andersonville", which was based on his experiences as a prisoner of war. This book is a fictional work about the adventures of a two... View more info

"Ben-Hur" Wallace: The Life of General Lew Wallace

By: McKee, Irving

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8775

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's green cloth with maroon lettering. Dust wrapper lightly worn with tape repair reverse back cover and with some glue showing through. Inscribed by the author: "To Bob Young, "thump" like your esteemed ancestor. Irving McKee. Nov. 14, 1951." Young was the grandson of William Winter, America's leading theatre critic (1870's through the 19 teens). Winter appears twice in the text, with McKee pointing out on page 180 that Winter had panned a theatr... View more info

A Speech by Abraham Lincoln: Contemporary Records of a Campaign Speech Delivered at Alton, Illinois, on April 9, 1840

By: McMurtrie, Douglas C.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Chicago Historical Society: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019570

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition. One of 100 copies. Original publisher's blue wrapper. 6" x 7 1/2." Seven pages, complete. Pages are clean and undamaged. This pamphlet features a broadside for one of Abraham Lincoln's speeches in Alton, Illinois in his early political career and provides background information on the historical context of this speech. View more info

Profiles, of the Mean Monthly and Bi-Five Day Curves of the Water Levels, at the Several Stations of Observations, on the Five Great Lakes and Detroit River, for the Year, Commencing September 1859 and Ending August 1860. Constructed with a View of Eliminating the Effects of the Winds and Storms. Compiled from Data in the Office of the U.S. Lake Survey, Under the Direction of Captain Geo. G. Meade. T. E. Superintendent. By J. M. Bigelow and C. R. Rabaut.

By: Meade, George G.; Bigelow, J. M.; Rabaut, C. R.; United States Lake Survey

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 0

Seller ID: 019782

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's plate (chart) from a U.S. government report (36th Congress, 2nd Session, no. 1; circa 1860) showing monthly water levels in the five Great Lakes from 1859-1860. No date, circa 1860. Chart folds out to 20 1/2" x 33." Chart is very clean and intact overall. There is some splitting at the folds and very minimal foxing and browning. Months and years at the horizontal (X) axis. Lake names and water levels are on the vertical (Y) axis. Each ... View more info

Original Stereocard Portrait Photograph. "Major-General Nelson A. Miles, Commander of the U.S. Armies."

By: Miles, Nelson A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Underwood & Underwood: 1898

Seller ID: 12621

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Stereograph on bone colored boards (7 x 3 1/2 inch) with title under the right photo. Wear to the board due to use. Portrait of General Miles with a wreath of flowers around him. General Miles (1839-1925) served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars; and the Spanish-American War. He won the Medal of Honor in 1862 at Chancellorville. He played a role in nearly all of the Army's campaigns against the American Indians in the West - fought the Cheyenne / Lakota / Nez Perce / and... View more info

Some Economic Aspects of American Negro Slavery: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Economics and the Committee on Graduate Study of the Leland Stanford Junior University in Partil Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts (Original Carbon Typescript)

By: Miller, Kenneth J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Palo Alto, CA, Stanford University: 1950

Seller ID: 019961

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's red cloth binding. 8 5/8" x 11." Ninety-seven pages, complete. Includes a four-page bibliography in the back. Signature of approval in blue ink by Professor Moses Abramovitz (1912-2000), who was a longtime professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University. Obituary article on Abramovitz laid-in on Page 49. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Chapters include the following: "Review of the Economic Causes Leadin... View more info

Signature on Card - Lot M. Morrill

By: Morrill, Lot M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 1881

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019385

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Signature on beige card in brown ink by Lot M. Morrill. December 25, 1881. Card is adhered to a beige piece of paper. Card measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/8"; paper measures 6" x 9." Card reads: "Dec. 25-1881, Lot M. Morrill." Card, paper, and signature are very clean and intact. Lot M. Morrill (1813-1883) was a U.S. Senator from Maine (1861-1876) and was Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes (1876-1877). View more info

Letters of Edward Bates and the Blairs, Frank P. - Sr. And Jr. - and Montgomery, from the Private Papers and Correspondence of Senator James Rood Doolittle of Wisconsin.

By: Mowry, Duane (editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Missouri Historical Review: 1917

Seller ID: 10655

Condition: Collectible-Good


Offprint from the MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW (1917): Pages 123-146. Inscribed "Compliments of the Contributor" in ink and receipt date stamp. The letters are concerned with Negro colonization, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Clean copy other than the inscriptions. View more info

Autograph Document Signed - Brevet Brigadier General William H. Noble

By: Noble, William H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 1863

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019636

Condition: Very Good


Document handwritten in brown ink on beige lined paper by Brevet Brigadier General William H. Noble. Signed as Colonel. Written on October 5, 1863 in South Carolina. 8" x 12 1/4." One page. Document and signature are very clean and intact. William H. Noble (1813-1894) was commissioned as Colonel in the 17th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers in 1862. He fought and was wounded at Chancellorsville and also fought at Gettysburg. In late 1864, he was captured by... View more info

The Great Task Assumed by Abraham Lincoln and the Burden He Had to Bear. Address Delivered Before the Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. at Its Eighty-second Annual Communication, Held at Davenport, Iowa, June 9-11, 1925

By: Oakleaf, Joseph Benjamin

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Cedar Rapids, IA, Iowa Masonic Library: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019545

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's beige wrapper with staple binding. June 9-11, 1925. Davenport, IA. 6 3/4" x 10." Fourteen pages, complete. List of publications by the Iowa Masonic Library printed on the back cover. Pages and covers are clean. Reprinted black and white photograph of the Iowa Masonic Library on front cover and portrait photograph of Joseph Benjamin Oakleaf on inside of front cover. This address by Mason Joseph Benjamin Oakleaf is a biography that pays... View more info

Abraham Lincoln, Meade, Lee and Gettysburg

By: Oakleaf, Joseph Benjamin

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Peoria, IL, Edward J. Jacob: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019573

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's blue wrapper and beige envelope. Pamphlet signed by author in ink on front free endpaper. Pamphlet measures 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"; envelope measures 6 3/4" x 10." Sixteen pages, complete. Pamphlet features a beautiful multicolored illustration of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Fold-out envelope has a black and beige illustration on the front with portraits of Abraham Lincoln, George Meade, and Robert E. Lee. Pamphlet is pristine an... View more info

Autograph Letters, Manuscripts and Documents of Three Centuries: Adams, Andre, Blake, Browne, Burns, Dickens, Eliot, Emerson, Queen Elizabeth, Franklin, Jefferson, Keats, Poe, Washington and Many Others; Comprising Selections from the Collection of the Late Oliver B. Barrett

By: Parke-Bernet Galleries

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Incorporated: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019580

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's light blue wrapper. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2." 293 pages, complete. Pages and covers are clean and intact. Prices written in pencil by a former owner in the page margins. Full Title reads: "Autograph Letters, Manuscripts and Documents of Three Centuries: Adams, Andre, Blake, Browne, Burns, Dickens, Eliot, Emerson, Queen Elizabeth, Franklin, Jefferson, Keats, Poe, Washington and Many Others; Comprising Selections from the Collection of the Late... View more info

The Diary of Orville H. Browning: A New Source for Lincoln's Presidency; A Lecture Delivered Before the Chicago Historical Society, March 29, 1923

By: Pease, Theodore Calvin

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Chicago, IL, The University of Chicago Press: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019557

Condition: Near Fine


Original publisher's brown wrapper. Address given March 29, 1923. Published 1924. 6" x 9 1/4." Thirty-six pages, complete. Pages and covers are very clean. Minimal wrinkling on the edges of the covers. Orville Browning (1806-1881) was an attorney and politician involved with the Whig and Republican Parties. His and Abraham Lincoln's political careers overlapped, and they subsequently became lifelong friends. This pamphlet is a combination of excerpts fro... View more info

"For the Good of the Bleeding Land" Being the Text of a Letter from James Phelan to Confederate President Jefferson Davis Dated January 21, 1865, In the Collection Of the Filson Club Historical Society.

By: Phelan, James

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky, Contre Coup Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11471

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Edition of Sixty copies. 23 pages; bound in decorative boards with gray cloth backing, gilt lettering. Foreword and Afterword written by Theophile Homard. Phelan was a Confederate military judge from Mississippi who wrote the letter favoring the dismissal of Johnston as commander of the Army of Tennessee. Fine clean copy inside and outside. View more info

Steel Engraving Portrait. "Edward A. Pollard"

By: Pollard, Edward A.

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 10932

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Steel engraved portrait (4 x 5 inch) on full sheet (9 1/2 x 12 inch) of the upper body in suit. Edward Pollard is most famous for his THE SOUTHERN HISTORY OF THE WAR (1866) in which he presents the Southern point of view about the Civil War. He served as the wartime editor of the Richmond "Examiner". Later he wrote THE LOST CAUSE which became the name of the post-war movement to justify the South's position despite the military defeat suffered by the Confederacy. View more info

Southern History of the War: The Second Year of the War

By: Pollard, Edward A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Charles B. Richardson: 1864

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018842

Condition: Very Good


First Northern edition. Publisher's pebble cloth with impressed design and gilt lettering. All illustrations present. Map with a one inch tear, extending into printed portion. Nevens, Civil War Books. Vol. 2, page 175: "The first poplular history of the war from the Confederate point of view. Pollard's works are seriously marred by venomous anti-Davis feelings and bitter anti-Northern prejudice." No foxing or staining. 6 x 9 1/4 inches. 386 pages. View more info

Autograph Letter Signed - Edward A. Pollard

By: Pollard, Edward A.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: 1870

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019121

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Letter written in ink on 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" paper. One page. Dated June 12, 1870 and written in Lynchburg, VA. Edward A. Pollard (1832-1872) was a Southern journalist and author from Virginia. He advocated for secession, the maintenance of slavery, and pro-Confederacy ideas for most of his life, but by the early 1870s, Pollard had changed his opinions and supported Northern capitalism, limited civil rights, and African American voting rights. During the Civil W... View more info

Autograph Letter Signed

By: Pollock, J. S.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 1918

Seller ID: 8939

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Autograph two page letter (8 x 10 inch) signed, on lined sheets. Dated April 8, 1918 from Little Rock, Arkansas. Letter to a family friend (Mrs. Barnett) commenting on news of WWI, health and discussing mutual friends. J.S. Pollock (c.1840- ) was working in the post office in St. Louis when the Civil War broke out and was appointed Post Master in a number of southern cities after the Union Army liberated them. Among the cities were Memphis (1862), Vicksburg (1863), and L... View more info

Life of U.S. Grant: Elegantly Ilusstrated

By: Poore, Ben: Perley and O.H. Tiffany

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia etc. (and) San Francisco, Hubbard Bros. (and) A.L. Bancroft: 1885

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019050

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's illustrated green cloth. All edges gilt. Illustrated with portraits and drawings throughout. Former owner's signature on front end paper. 594 pages, complete. 6 1/4 x 8 inches. View more info