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“ONE OF THE SUPREME UTTERANCES OF THE PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRATIC FREEDOM”

(LINCOLN, Abraham) EVERETT, Edward. Oration Delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg. New York, 1863.

Rare first book-form appearance of Lincoln's magnificent Gettysburg Address, scrawled, according to legend, on scratch-paper and envelopes, corresponding almost exactly to the spoken version transcribed by Associated Press reporter Joseph L. Gilbert, in original wrappers. $65,000.

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RARE SHIP’S PAPERS SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM SEWARD

LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed (ship's papers). Washington, DC, December 7, 1863.

A remarkable ship’s passport signed by President Lincoln and his Secretary of State William Seward, authorizing passage for the ship Martha, "lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean, and laden with provisions, stores, and utensils for a whaling voyage." A fine signed document dating from the Civil War. $25,000.

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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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EXTRAORDINARY CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE WITH ITEMS BELONGING TO THREE GENERATIONS OF A PROMINENT CONNECTICUT FAMILY

(CIVIL WAR) TRACY, Ebenezer. Civil War Diary. WITH: Archive. Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1862-64.

Wonderful Civil War archives, linking three generations of Bridgeport, Connecticut's prominent Tracy family, including a rare Civil War battlefield diary kept by Ebenezer Tracy, Jr.; an 1863 New Testament passed from father to son to grandson; military discharge papers for Ebenezer Tracy, Jr.; campaign ribbons belonging to Frank Tracy; and several pieces of ephemera. $4500.

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"AN ARTILLERY MAN MUST NEVER FORGET THAT HIS GUN IS HIS PROPER ARM; THAT HERE LIES HIS STRENGTH; THAT HERE IS HIS POST OF HONOR AND DUTY"

STARK, A.W. Instruction for Field Artillery. Richmond, 1864.

Rare first edition of this Confederate field artillery manual, published in Richmond in 1864, the year of the Grant's Overland Campaign, Sheridan's Valley Campaign, and Sherman's March to the Sea. $3500.

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FIRST EDITION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE WAR YEARS, VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND

(LINCOLN, Abraham) SANDBURG, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. New York, 1939. Four volumes.

First trade edition of Sandburg's profusely illustrated four-volume biography covering Lincoln's Civil War presidency, very handsomely bound. $2800.

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LARGE FOLDING CIVIL WAR MILITARY MAP OF THE SOUTHERN STATES

(CIVIL WAR) PERRINE, Charles O. and BISHOP, John S. Perrine's New Topographical War Map. Indianapolis, 1864.

Lithographed Civil War folding military map, with battle sites hand-outlined in green and red, accompanied by a concise history of the war through September 1864, in original boards. $2600.

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WONDERFUL ARCHIVE OF CIVIL WAR MILITARY DOCUMENTS, 1865, RELATED TO THE 137TH UNITED STATES COLORED INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPRISING A MUSTER ROLL, A QUARTERLY RETURN OF ORDNANCE, AND A CLOTHING REGISTER

(CIVIL WAR) ARCHER, Martin R. Archive related to the 137th United States Colored Infantry Regiment, including muster roll. Macon, Georgia, 1865.

Exceptional archive of Civil War documents related to the organization of Company "D" of the 137th United States Colored Infantry Regiment, one of the last units to be mustered into the U.S. Army under the Bureau of Colored Troops, comprising a muster roll listing 94 men as well as Captain Charles Hankins, 1st Lieutenant Max Marbach, and 2nd Lieutenant George H. Smith; a quarterly return of ordnance and ordnance stores completed by the regiment commander, Colonel Martin R. Archer; and a register of clothing allotted to the troops such as caps, bootees, and blankets, under the oversight of Captain Hankins. $2600.

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"THIS COMPANY WAS ENGAGED IN THE ACTIONS OF JUNE 26TH, 27TH AND 30TH"

(CIVIL WAR—CONFEDERACY). Confederate Muster Roll. No place, June 30, 1862.

Scarce Civil War-era Confederate Army muster roll, dated June 30, 1862, right after the conclusion of the series of six major battles near Richmond, Virginia, that became known as the Seven Days Battles, detailing the composition and assessment of Captain J.D. Bruce's company of Virginia Volunteers. $2500.

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"THE FIRST BLACK REGIMENT TO BE RECRUITED IN THE NORTH"

EMILIO, Luis F. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment (Brave Black Regiment). Boston, 1891.

First edition of Captain Luis Emilio's landmark account of the famous regiment, whose recruits included two of Frederick Douglass’ sons and William Carney, the first African American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, illustrated with 20 photographic plates, including frontispiece, and nine maps (two folding), a handsome copy in original gilt-stamped cloth. $2500.

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"THE TRUE HEROINE OF THE AGE, THE ANGEL OF THE BATTLEFIELD"

(CIVIL WAR) BROCKETT, L.P. and VAUGHAN, Mary C. Woman's Work in the Civil War. Philadelphia, 1867.

First edition of this major early history of Civil War women, published only two years after the war's end, with authoritative accounts of groundbreaking work by Clara Barton and over 80 field nurses, surgical assistants and volunteers, featuring 16 steel-engraved portraits and a contributing essay by Harriet Beecher Stowe, in deluxe publisher's full morocco-gilt. $1400.

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"THE MOST GIGANTIC STRUGGLE OF THE WORLD’S HISTORY"

(CIVIL WAR) POLLARD, Edward A. Lost Cause. New York, 1866.

First edition of Pollard's contemporary Civil War account, likely "the first book that set forth the Confederate case against the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant… played a pivotal role in shaping the debate" over Grant and his leadership, with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of Jefferson Davis and steel-engraved plates of the major Confederate figures, including Robert E. Lee, in original gilt-stamped cloth. $1200.

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"A GENUINELY TRAGIC BOOK, BRAVE AND BITTER"

HOOD, John Bell. Advance and Retreat. New Orleans, 1880.

First edition of Hood's dramatic Confederate memoir, with two full-page engraved portraits and four maps, one folding, this copy with the owner inscription, dated year of publication, of a Tennessee officer who fought for the Confederacy, in original cloth. $1200.

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“A LANDMARK WORK ON CONFEDERATE NAVAL HISTORY”

(CIVIL WAR) SCHARF, John Thomas. History of the Confederate States Navy. New York, 1887.

First edition of this important Confederate naval history, “the best on its subject,” with 42 full-page wood-engraved plates and numerous in-text illustrations, attractively bound. $950.

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"THE 'DISCOVERER OF THE UNION' WAS NO LESS AN EVANGEL OF PEACE, THAN THE FOUNDER OF A PLACE FOR THIS NATION, HIGHER, BROADER AND MORE ENDURING THAN IT EVER BEFORE OCCUPIED AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH"

(GRANT, Ulysses S.) BOYD, James P. Military and Civil Life of Ulysses S. Grant. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and St. Louis, Missouri, 1885.

Early edition of this richly illustrated biography of Ulysses S. Grant, in publisher's three-quarter morocco-gilt. $850.

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"I WISH YOU TO BURY ME WITH YOUR OWN HANDS, THAT NONE MAY KNOW AFTER MY DEATH THAT I AM OTHER THAN MY APPEARANCE INDICATES"

EDMONDS, S. Emma E. Nurse and Spy in the Union Army. Hartford, 1865.

1865 edition, the first issued under the title of Nurse and Spy in the Union Army—"a classic document for expanding our appreciation of women's roles in wartime"—Edmonds' dramatic record of serving in the Union Army disguised as a man, with frontispiece portrait and eight full-page plates, in original cloth. $850.

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