Published by Richmond, 1975
ix,,106pp, including illustrations. Frontis. Original printed wrappers. As new. A necessary supplement to Hummel's SOUTHEASTERN BROADSIDES BEFORE 1877, adding more than 900 Virginia broadsides not listed in the original work. Arranged chronologically, with an index.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34257
Published by [St. Ignatius, Mt, 1891
Broadside, 7 3/4 x 7 inches. Fine. A scarce Jesuit Mission imprint attributed to Philip Canestrelli, consisting only of the first page of Schoenberg 25. "A Kalispel version of the questions and responses that are part of the administration of the Sacrament of Baptism" - Schoenberg. SCHOENBERG, JESUIT MISSION PRESS 25. PILLING (SALISHAN), p.12. AYER INDIAN LINGUISTICS (KALISPEL) 3.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16395
Published by [Nashville, 1860
Small printed form, approximately 8 1/4 x 5 1/4. Encased, previously folded. Small area of loss along fold, slightly affecting text. Light tanning. A printed invitation to a meeting of the Tennessee Agricultural Bureau, set to take place on September 10, 1860. Attendance is "earnestly requested.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53383
Published by Louisville, Ky, 1936
,[23-]30pp. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Light soiling and wear to wrappers. Internally clean. Very good. Offprint of a McMurtrie list of early Kentucky broadsides originally published in the journal of the Filson Club in February, 1936. Uncommon as such.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53469
Published by [New Haven, 1989
Color poster, 27 x 39 3/4 inches. As new. Rolled. A visually striking book collecting-related poster from the early-middle years of the famed New Haven bookseller, the William Reese Company. Features the names and likenesses of famous collectors and terminology in the field of Americana, one for each letter of the alphabet, as determined by Mr. Reese himself and drawn by Joseph W. Reed. A wonderful display item for those interested in 20th-century American book collecting and the book trade.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52085
Published by [Deadwood, S.D., 1904
Broadside, 18 x 12 1/2 inches. Tanned and brittle. Moderate edge wear. Fair only, due to the friable paper. A broadside exposé which asserts that the election of E. MacDonald as mayor of Deadwood is a sham, and that the office is being controlled by one Nathan Franklin. Franklin, the scion of one of two influential Deadwood families, also operated the Franklin Hotel, one of the city's best-known landmarks. A scarce imprint from this Wild West town. Not on OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM33155
Published by [New Orleans, 1866
Broadside, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Original folds, minor edge wear, short repaired marginal tear. Very good. An interesting special order from New Orleans in early 1866, granting leave for Brevet- Major H. Lawrence Sheldon after he accompanies General Winfield Scott to New York City. The order is issued by Major- General E.R.S. Canby and signed by his Acting Assistant Adjutant General Nathaniel Burbank. After resigning from the armed services, Burbank stayed in New Orleans and found a career as a journalist, theater critic, and editor, writing over 3,000 articles as a newsman. He served as the managing editor of the New Orleans PICAYUNE until he suffered a heart attack on a streetcar while on his way to work in 1901. Besides bearing Burbank's signature, the order is notable for the annotations written around the printed text of the order. One note records that mileage was paid to Sheldon upon his arrival in New York, after the eleven day-journey fron New Orleans. Another notation seems to indicate additional pay for Sheldon on April 16. And yet another note reads that Sheldon's leave commenced on April 19. Altogether an absorbing piece of American militaria documenting a soldier's journey from New Orleans to New York just after the Civil War, signed by the man who subsequently managed the New Orleans newspaper of record for the next thirty-plus years. Exceedingly rare, with no copies in OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52776
Published by [N.p.], 1914
Printed broadside, 22 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches. Minor chipping at extremities. A good copy. A supplementary poster to the daily, "LA GUERRA," with the latest available details on the war in Europe, and declaring the retreat of the Kaiser's army from the French border. An interesting South American perspective on World War I.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16351
Published by [Bennettsville, N.Y.], 1878
Broadside, 8 1/2 x 8 inches. Three horizontal creases, small closed tear at lower left edge, not affecting text. Contemporary manuscript note on verso: "Notice of Claim by E.L. Bradstreet." Very good. A notice from Edward L. Bradstreet announcing his claim to certain lots of land in the area around Utica, New York. Edward Bradstreet was the longest surviving son of Martha Bradstreet, who for much of the 19th century adjudicated her claims to lands around Utica that she claimed were hers as a result of the will of her step-grandfather, colonial General John Bradstreet.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM29288
Published by Murfreesboro, Tn, 1863
Small broadsheet, 8 x 5 inches. Light tanning and dust soiling, a couple of marginal fox marks. About very good. Gen. William Rosencrans, commander of the Union Army of the Cumberland in 1863, asks that the multiplicity of orders and the resulting variations thereof be addressed and the attendant confusion in the ranks be resolved, and orders various measures be taken to ensure proper communications. Grant replaced Rosencrans with Gen. George H. Thomas near the end of this year after a series of failures in Tennessee. Not in Allen or OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53711
Published by Seattle, 1925
Small broadside, 10 1/2 x 7 inches. Previously folded. A few chips and small tears where previously adhered. Contemporary ink stamp. Good plus. Wanted poster offering a fifty dollar reward for a prisoner, M.W. Woods, who escaped from the custody of U.S. Marshals near Seattle in 1925. Woods, "Escaped from U.S. Marshall, Western District of Washington on morning of Oct. 17th 1925, by jumping from Santa Fe train to Peabody, Kansas, while being transferred from Seattle, Washington to Houston, Texas." The fugitive, a "Mexican pottery exporter. is ordinarily a good dresser; of genial personality, and is a smooth and plausible talker." With a photographic reproduction of Woods' mugshot.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52863
Published by Maure, 1879
Broadside, 13 x 8 3/4 inches. Minor contemporary manuscript correction, else very good. A call to arms in verse, but after the Bolivian Litoral had already been lost. "Arriba bolivianos! Cada hombre es ciudadano." A scarce Bolivian imprint.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16368
Published by Massachusetts Historical Society, [Boston], 1922
xvi,483pp. including numerous in-text illustrations, plus folding facsimile frontispiece and thirteen plates. Original cloth-backed boards. Remnants of bookplate on front pastedown, corners bumped. Very good, partially unopened. Massachusetts Historical Society Collections Volume 75. One of 500 copies. An excellent catalogue of 3423 broadsides and "songs, ballads, etc.," with frequent annotations and numerous illustrations.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM37110
Published by [Racine, Wi, 1880
Broadside, approximately 6 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches, with engraving of the Fish Bros. Wagon. Slight curling in upper margin, minor adhesive remnants to verso, else very good. An attractive broadside promoting the Fish Bros. Wagon, described as "Second to no other Wagon in Existence." Chas. F. Smith of Waverly, Ohio is noted as dealer for the wagon.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM20239
Published by Sucre, 1887
Broadsheet, 13 x 8 1/2 inches. Creased, chipped at extremities. Good. Concerns the Bolivian retreat at Camarones in 1879. The author feels a patriotic obligation to call attention to this period, lest time clear the guilt of the delinquents.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16370
Published by [Providence, 1836
Broadside, 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Some loss at right edge, affecting printed border. Small tear at top edge. Good. Handbill promoting the Constitutional Ticket for the Rhode Island state election of 1836. The candidates are listed with their town of origin; Charles Collins of Middletown is the choice for governor, while Daniel Remington of Warwick is his running mate for the lieutenant governor. Ten senatorial candidates are listed, as well as the candidates for state secretary, attorney general and treasurer. A nice piece of Rhode Island political ephemera.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45112
Published by Tipografia de la Libertad, Sucre, 1887
Broadsheet, 12 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Several chips, small tears, and moderate tanning at edges. Top two corners torn away, and two further top edge tape repairs, not affecting text. Several tears along fold lines. About good. A Bolivian broadside calling for the reassessment of the military retreat from Camarones in November 1879 during the South American War of the Pacific, fought by Peru and Bolivia against Chile from 1879 to 1884. In one of the first significant moments of the war, Bolivian troops under their President Hilarión Daza failed to meet up with Peruvian allies in the region of the Camarones River, instead withdrawing to more defensible positions deeper in Bolivia. The actions resulted in the loss of Bolivia's only coastal province and the overthrow of President Daza before the end of the year. This tract argues briefly that other Bolivian commanders, not solely Daza, were responsible for the loss. An extremely scarce reflection on this South American conflict, and not in OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51531
Published by [Cochabamba, 1887
Broadside, 8 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Several minor edge tears, some weakness along fold lines, otherwise very good. An amusing late 19th-century political leaflet from the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, in which the writers accuse their liberal opponents of being sore electoral losers and of raving "like rabid dogs." "¡¡Qué deliro!!! ¡¡Qué despecho!!! Hasta que punto llega la perversidad y la malignidad del partido liberal? ¡Pobres ciegos! ¡Pobres franciscanos! ¡Pobres libertinos!" Also with a short derisive lyric insulting liberal presidential candidate Eliodoro Camacho. Not in OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51532
Published by [New York, 1860
Broadside, 8 x 10 inches. Docketed on verso. Faint fold lines. Very good. A printed letter to New York Republicans, including a roll of nominated delegates to the State Convention. The letter also advocates the re-nomination of Gov. Edwin D. Morgan.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31231
Published by Philadelphia, 1809
Oblong broadside, 15 x 23 inches, on vellum. Slightly foxed. Very good. An attractive indenture made between two Philadelphians, John Ducker, a house carpenter, and George Thomson, merchant. By this deed, Ducker sells to Thomson a lot on the east side of Ninth Street in Philadelphia, for $2950. The document is signed by Fred Beales, Peter Wagner Jr., Ducker, Thomson, and Alderman Jacob Baker, two with seals. Witnessed on the verso by James Cutler [?] with the paper seal of the "Inrollment Office for City & County of Philadelphia" affixed.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17104
Published by The Donaldson Litho. Co., Newport, Ky., 1920
Chromolithographic poster, 27 3/4 x 20 inches. Horizontal center horizontal fold. Even toning, minor staining, several short closed edge tears. Overall good plus. A handsome sample stock poster advertising the Donaldson Fair along with the services of the notable Donaldson Lithographing Company of Newport, Kentucky. The text at top includes the dates of the fair in addition to prices for various quantities of half-sheet lithographs. The chromolithograph features a large central farm scene featuring two roosters, overprinted with the word, "Sample" at the top of the image. The Donaldson Lithographing Company is most prominent for being the defendant in a landmark 1903 Supreme Court case, Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographic Company. Donaldson had reproduced images from another lithography company for a local circus, and was sued by that company for copyright infringement. Donaldson argued that advertising images were not protected under the Copyright Act of 1870. The Supreme Court disagreed, ruling against Donaldson and establishing the precedent that advertisements, and therefore commercial speech, were protected under copyright.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55860
Published by [N.p., likely Bellevue, Wa, 1800
Printed broadside, 10 x 4 inches. Old folds, moderate uneven toning, left edge a bit worn and chipped. Very good. A curious broadside handbill advertising several performances at Butcher's Hall in Bellevue, the most interesting of which is the "Last Grand Performance of the Kickapoo Indians." It is not certain whether this performance involved actual Kickapoo Indians or was one of the numerous medicine shows put on by groups such as the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company in the late-19th century and afterwards. Another performance of note involved "Theodore Pierce, as the Happy Hottentot Girl!" The term "hottentot" has historically referred to the population of native South Africans known as the Khoikhoi, though the term now carries negative racial connotations. Another listed entertainer is Charles King, who often performed in "blackface" and who touted himself as "the Master Banjoist of the Universe." On this broadside, it is announced that King will play banjo, sing songs, and entertain with "funny sayings." Also included is the musical act of "Dale & Buskirk," and a short skit entitled "Gambler's Fate and McGinty's Hotel." The location of the performance is not certain. There are several American states containing a city called Bellevue; Butcher's Hall of Bellevue could also have been located in England. However, we are inclined to assign a location of Bellevue, Washington. An interesting theatrical broadside for which we can find no other examples.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM56965
Published by Washington, 1862
Small broadside, 5 x 7 1/2 inches. Very good. Lincoln appoints Henry Halleck as general-in- chief of all of the Union armies.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM11943
Published by Lima, 1838
Broadside, 31.5 x 22 cm. Creased, else very good. A political broadside addressed to the Peruvian villages, assuring the people that their is nothing to fear from the "coward enemy," signed in print by Juan Garcia del Rio, Jose Maria Galdiano and Manuel Villaran.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16366
Published by [N.p., but Lima, 1845
Broadside, 13 x 17 1/2 inches. Old folds. Significant wear at several folds, repaired on verso. Minor loss. Some chipping and small tears at edges. Contemporary manuscript notations. About good. Broadside list of senators for the Peruvian Senate in 1845, delineated by district. Nineteen names are present, with blanks left vacant for four more; three of the names present are completed in manuscript. Each man's profession is also listed. A bit worn, but still interesting.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45147
Published by Wm. Elder & Sons, Boston, 1870
Broadside, 8 x 4 inches. Framed. Old fold lines. Some light soiling. Very good. Grocer's advertising broadside or handbill from the latter part of the 19th century, under the proprietorship of Fred C. Gay. The broadside continues: ".of the best quality the market affords, which I will sell at the lowest living prices. Trusting that by courteous treatment, neatness and prompt attention to business, to merit your patronage. I very respectfully solicit a trial." A handsome woodcut of a man and a large cow with a flag bearing the numeral "67" adorns the top third of the piece. Interesting and ephemeral.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47997
Published by [Washington, 1831
Broadside, 10 x 12 1/2 inches. Vertical and horizontal fold lines intersecting at center. Small tears in top and bottom edges. Slight edge wear. Very good. The printed report of Robert Young Hayne of South Carolina on the petition of John H. Harrison, claiming that he is being held accountable for events beyond his control. Harrison had been employed as an assistant to South Carolina federal tax collector Francis Adams from 1812 to 1817. When Adams absconded to Alabama without remitting federal funds to Washington, Harrison and the other surety, James Adams, were held responsible for the money. Following the death of James Adams, the entire debt was placed on Harrison. Hayne's report indicates that Harrison was to be absolved from all culpability, and that efforts were to be renewed to obtain the missing sum from Francis Adams. Not in OCLC. EBERSTADT 155:182 (this copy).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28714
Published by Hoggson & Robinson, Steam Job Printers, New Haven, 1880
Broadside, 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Minor creasing and edge wear, light soiling. Near fine. A rare broadside touting the healing powers of Dr. S.A. Tanner, who promises to "give the locations and symptoms" to any disease "WITHOUT ASKING ANY QUESTIONS." Tanner asserts that he uses natural "Indian Vegetables, composed of Roots, Herbs, Barks, and Buds" and specifically states that they would heal "lameness, hip, and spinal diseases." He offers free consultations and house calls, as well. Dr. Tanner claimed an office at Apothecaries Hall in New Haven, a long-running pharmacy and office building for area physicians. Dr. Tanner's services have the ring of medical quackery, one of the defining characteristics of which was the absolute talent to cure any disease with Native American medicines. New Haven was a locus for purveyors of such miraculous "Indian" remedies.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM56371
Published by [Lisbon, 1757
Broadsheet, 8 x 11 inches. Minor wear along left edge. Bright and clean. Very good. Official degree governing commerce to and from Brazilian ports.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM32595
Published by Skaneateles, N.Y., 1844
p. on bifolium sheet, integral leaf filled out for mailing and postmarked. Quarto. Light fold lines. Near fine. This notice announces a Democratic mass meeting at Skaneateles, New York on August 24, 1844. The featured speaker was the New York senator, Silas Wright, called by Thomas Hart Benton the "Cato of the Senate" (DAB). In 1844, Wright resigned from the Senate and was running an ultimately successful campaign for governor of New York. The notice also gives instructions on train service to the meeting location. This copy of the meeting announcement was sent to the noted jurist, Charles James Folger, who would go on to become Treasury Secretary under Chester A. Arthur. In 1844, Folger had just been appointed a judge at the Court of Common Pleas, Ontario County, New York, marking the beginning of his career in public service. ANB 8, pp.166-67. DAB XX, pp.565-67.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31133