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SIGNED BY JOHN BROWN

(BROWN, John) COOLEY, Timothy Mather. Sketches of the life… of Rev. Lemuel Haynes. New York, 1839.

First edition of Timothy Mather Cooley's important biography of Reverend Lemuel Haynes, who fought in the American Revolution as a Minuteman, penned one of the earliest attacks on slavery by an African American, is considered the "first black person to lead a white church," and was a minister in Torrington, Connecticut, where John Brown was born and his parents were in Hayne's congregation, an exceedingly rare association copy—John Brown's personal copy, signed by him—in original cloth. $38,000.

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SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT

LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed. Washington, April 7, 1864.

Splendid Lincoln Civil War document appointing Randolph Monteith as Second Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Artillery, countersigned by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, with fragile paper seal present, beautifully framed. $16,500.

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ALBUM SIGNED BY IMPRISONED GENERAL JOHN HUNT MORGAN AND HIS RAIDERS JUST BEFORE THE MOST DARING JAILBREAK OF THE CIVIL WAR

MORGAN, John Hunt, et al. Autographs of Genl. John H. Morgan and other Confederate Officers Confined in the Ohio Penitentiary at Columbus. Columbus, OH, September, 1863.

Very rare 1863 autograph album signed by imprisoned Confederate general John Hunt Morgan and 68 of his raiders in the Ohio Federal Penitentiary just two months before undertaking the most daring jailbreak of the Civil War in November, 1863. $16,500.

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"IN THIS BOOK WILL BE FOUND… THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…"

STEPHENS, Alexander. Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States. Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Atlanta; Chicago and St. Louis, 1868-70. Two volumes bound in one.

First edition of the “most elaborate—and best—argument for the constitutional validity of the doctrine of state sovereignty and the right of secession” (Howes), written by the Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens. Very scarce presentation copy with a dedication letter entirely penned, signed, and dated by Stephens bound in at the front, which reads in part: "In this Book will be found as the author thinks not only the true principles of the Constitution of the United States of America; but a truthful exposition of the real cause, character and conduct of the late [war] between those States…" $15,000.

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THIS COPY OF COLTON’S WALL MAP WAS USED TO PLOT TROOP MOVEMENTS DURING THE CIVIL WAR

SMITH, John Calvin. Colton's Map of the United States of America. New York, 1854.

1854 edition of Colton’s landmark steel-engraved wall map of the United States. The manuscript cover label reads, “This map hung on the dining room wall of Schuyler Cottage at Nevis —— , N.Y. The U.S. & Confederate forces— advances & retreats marked by rows of red and black headed pins.” $12,000.

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“THE GRANDFATHER OF CIVIL WAR HISTORIES”

MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor. Photographic History of the Civil War. New York, 1912. Ten volumes. Second edition of Miller’s famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing “thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities,” in original dust jackets. $7800.

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“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LITHOGRAPHS POSSIBLE”

UNITED STATES ARMY. Flags of the Army of the United States, 1861-1865. Philadelphia, 1887.

First edition, publisher's special large folio edition containing two additional chromolithographed plates of Regimental Colors and the Engineer Battalion, along with the lithographed title and 87 chromolithographed plates designating flags carried by the U.S. Army during the Civil War and double-page title for Tabular Statements Showing the Names of Commanders of Army Corps, Divisions and Brigades. $7500.

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“ABRAHAM LINCOLN VISITED US ESCORTED BY MCCLELLAN & OTHER GENS. OF THE ARMY. HE WAS RECEIVED WITH GREAT FEELING BY THE TROOPS”

(CIVIL WAR) EDGERLY, James B. Civil War Diary. No place, 1861-62. Two volumes.

Rare 1861-62 Civil War diary in two volumes by James B. Edgerly of the 5th New Hampshire Volunteers, who was involved in intense front-line action during the Seven Days Battles in Virginia of June 25-July 1, 1862, between the Union forces led by General McClellan and Confederate forces under General Lee, with mentions of seeing Abraham Lincoln on a visit to camp less than a week after the Seven Days Battles—"he was received with great feeling by the troops"—as well as visits by Generals McClellan and Sumner at several points, and a mention of seeing the U.S.S. Monitor, "a very unassuming looking craft." A very clear and legible diary kept by an observant soldier whose regiment participated in several key battles in the summer of 1862. $6500.

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EXCEPTIONAL 19TH-CENTURY ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF ULYSSES S. GRANT AS PRESIDENT, BOLDLY SIGNED BY HIM

GRANT, Ulysses S. Engraved portrait signed. Washington, circa 1869.

Handsome engraved portrait of U.S. Grant, circa 1869, boldly signed by him below the image, matted and suitable for framing. $6200.

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“HIS SOUL IS MARCHING ON”

BROWN, John. Life and Letters of Captain John Brown. London, 1861.

First edition of one of the very first biographies of John Brown, published in the first year of the Civil War, including writings by Emerson and William Lloyd Garrison, correspondence, and the text of an interview with Brown after the raid at Harper’s Ferry—“with the gallows staring him in the face”—with mounted vintage albumen frontispiece of Brown containing his printed facsimile inscription underneath, in original cloth. $6000.

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CUSTOMS APPOINTMENT SIGNED BY ULYSSES S. GRANT AS PRESIDENT

GRANT, Ulysses S. Document signed. Washington, April 26, 1869.

Printed and manuscript customs appointment, signed by Ulysses S. Grant and countersigned by William A. Richardson as Acting Secretary of the Treasury, with embossed seal. $4500.

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“THE MOST NOTORIOUS PRISON AFTER ANDERSONVILLE”

[FISHER, Captain Robert J.]. Officers of the United States, Army and Navy, Prisoners of War. Cincinnati, 1864.

Handsome engraved broadside listing officers imprisoned at Libby Prison in Richmond, “the most notorious prison after Andersonville” (Boatner, 482). $4500.

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“A DIFFERENT STORY FROM THE ONE YOU LEARNED IN SCHOOL”

SHAARA, Michael. Killer Angels. New York, 1974.

First edition of Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, one of the most popular and acclaimed works of Civil War fiction. $4000.

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A “CITYWIDE CAMPAIGN TO ERASE THE POST-EMANCIPATION PRESENCE OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY”

(CIVIL WAR) (COLYER, Vincent). Report of the Committee of Merchants for the Relief of Colored People. New York, 1863.

First edition of the timely Report documenting the July 1863 Draft Riots that largely targeted and killed African American men, mob violence that left many "brutally murdered, by hanging on trees and lampposts" the first major outbreak "in almost a century of lynching… aimed at suppressing the civil rights of African Americans." $3800.

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“A CLASSIC CIVIL WAR AUTOBIOGRAPHY”

GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York, 1885-86. Two volumes. First edition of "one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history," illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps, in handsome publisher's deluxe binding. $3000.

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“THE GRANDFATHER OF CIVIL WAR HISTORIES”

MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor. Photographic History of the Civil War. New York, 1911. Ten volumes. First edition set of Miller’s famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing “thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities.” $3000.

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“A NECESSARY, PRIMARY SOURCE… IT SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY AND OFTEN”

JOHNSON, Robert Underwood, and BUEL, Clarence Clough. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. New York, 1887-88. Four volumes.

First edition of this essential Civil War reference, composed of narratives of leading military “survivors” (many generals), with hundreds of in-text illustrations (including those of Winslow Homer), maps, plans, and facsimiles. Handsomely bound. $2800.

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SCARCE 1861 BROADSIDE COMPARISON OF FREE AND SLAVE STATES

BATCHELDER, John M. Comparison of Products, Population, and Resources of the Free and Slave States. Cambridge, 1861.

Original large broadside red and blue bar-graph comparing the resources of North and South at the outset of the Civil War, with a small wood-engraved vignette of Peter Hart restoring the flag at Fort Sumter. $2200.

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LINCOLN’S WORKS, HANDSOMELY BOUND

LINCOLN, Abraham. Writings of Abraham Lincoln. New York, 1905-06. Eight volumes.

“Centennial Edition” of this finely printed collection of Lincoln’s writings, with introduction by Theodore Roosevelt and illustrated with eight frontispiece portraits, handsomely bound. $2200.

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LINCOLN’S QUICK STEP, THE PIC NIC POLKA, “THE DRUMMER BOY OF SHILOH” AND MORE: BOUND VOLUME OF LARGELY CIVIL WAR-ERA PARLOR MUSIC

(CIVIL WAR). (MUSIC). Civil War Sheet Music. Various places, 1830-1881. Excellent collection of 37 pieces of l9th-century American engraved sheet music, many published during and dealing with the Civil War, bound for a contemporary owner. $1800.

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"A GREAT RECORD OF A GREAT ARMY"

(THOMAS, George H.) VAN HORNE, Thomas B. History of the Army of the Cumberland. Cincinnati, 1875. Three volumes.

First edition of Van Horne's seminal History of the Army of the Cumberland and General George H. Thomas—"with Lee, Jackson, Grant and Sherman… one of the foremost military minds to come out of that terrible conflict"—complete with rarely found atlas volume of 22 color-outlined maps (16 folding). $1750.

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“A CRIME… WHICH HAS SENT A SHUDDER THROUGH THE CIVILIZED WORLD”

(LINCOLN, Abraham) BINGHAM, John A. Trial of the Conspirators. Washington, 1865. First edition of Judge Bingham’s powerful Argument in the trial of seven men and one woman accused of conspiring to assassinate Lincoln, delivered June 1865, only two months after Lincoln’s death and arguing that the “intense hate and rage” of Jefferson Davis made him as “clearly proven guilty of conspiracy as is John Wilkes Booth.” $1600.

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CONFEDERATE GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET'S SIGNATURE, HANDSOMELY FRAMED WITH ENGRAVED PORTRAIT

LONGSTREET, James. Signature with portrait. No place, circa 1848.

Handsome framed piece with the signature of James Longstreet as "James Longstreet, Capt. … Bt. Maj.," beneath engraved portrait. $1250.

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“WHEN THE BATTLE WAGED HOTTEST, SHERIDAN WAS AT HIS BEST”

SHERIDAN, P.H. Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan. New York, 1888. Two volumes.

First edition of Sheridan’s military autobiography, with 27 maps (11 folding) and 17 plates, handsomely bound. $1200.

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“HOW IS THE SOUTH TO REDRESS ITSELF?? BY CIVIL WAR?”

[CHEVES, Langdon]. Occasional Reviews. 1-3. Charleston, South Carolina, 1832. Three volumes.

First edition of Southern statesman Cheves’ three major anti-nullification works—Occasional Reviews, Nos I-III—exceptional evidence of the deep divide in South Carolina’s anger over federal authority, each issued prior to the state’s Ordinance of Nullification that triggered Andrew Jackson’s legendary Proclamation enforcing a united republic, scarce in original uncut wrappers. $1200.

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“DECIDE FOR YOURSELVES, BEFORE THE POWER OF DECIDING IS TAKEN”

HUGER, Alfred. Anti-Nullification Pamphlets. Charleston, 1832. Five volumes.

First editions of five major pamphlets in South Carolina’s war over nullification—a stark challenge of federal constitutional authority and a major step toward Civil War—with key anti-nullification (Unionist) works urging restraint in a battle ultimately settled by Andrew Jackson’s assertion of federal rule in his forceful 1832 Proclamation. An important collection in original wrappers. $950.

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"AN IMPACT ON THE COURSE OF NATIONAL EVENTS MATCHED BY FEW IN AMERICAN HISTORY"

(BROWN, John) REDPATH, James. Public Life of Capt. John Brown. Boston, 1860.

First edition of the profoundly influential first biography of John Brown authored by his close friend, leading journalist and abolitionist Redpath, who produced this "first biography of Brown, published 40 days after his death" while evading arrest for Redpath's own suspected participation in the Harpers Ferry raid, with engraved frontispiece of Brown and two engraved plates featuring scenes from Harpers Ferry and Brown's trial. $950.

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“A CLASSIC CIVIL WAR AUTOBIOGRAPHY"

GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York, 1885-86. Two volumes.

First edition of the memoirs of one of the most recognized figures in American military history, illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps. $850.

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EARLY NEGATIVE POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT

WOODWARD, George Washington. Judge Woodward on the War! Philadelphia, 1863.

Original political broadside, calling the Democratic nominee for the Governor of Pennsylvania, George Woodward, “a disciple of the extreme Calhoun school of politics, and by far a more dangerous man than Vallandigham himself.” $450.

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