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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 Haynes' congregation, an exceedingly rare association copy—John Brown's personal copy, signed by him—in original cloth. $38,000.

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ENORMOUS SEPIA ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED BY GENERAL GRANT

(GRANT, Ulysses S.) GUTEKUNST, Frederick, photographer. Photograph signed. No place, 1865.

Enormous sepia albumen photograph portrait, signed “U.S. Grant, General,” with Philadelphia photographer Frederick Gutekunst's large printed label affixed to the verso. The image was taken shortly after the surrender of Lee at Appomattox and also Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre; Grant is wearing a mourning ribbon in honor of Lincoln. $25,000.

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"LEFT ON THE FIELD TO BE TAKEN PRISONER OR KILLED THERE"

RICKETTS, James Brewerton and RICKETTS, Fanny. Civil War archive. No place, 1861-86.

Fascinating archive pertaining to Major General (then Captain) James Ricketts' experiences as a Union POW in Libby Prison, including a lengthy manuscript written by his wife, Fanny Ricketts, who accompanied him there as a nurse; a signed autograph letter by Fanny Ricketts to the sister of a slain soldier recounting the circumstances of his death; three autograph letters written and signed by James Ricketts; a telegram form filled out and signed by Ricketts; a signed cabinet card photograph of Ricketts; a framed and captioned fragment of the last United States flag to fly over Richmond until the end of the Civil War; and assorted ephemera including a letter to Fanny Ricketts from Rear Admiral John Almy. $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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RARE COMPLETE "SHOULDER STRAP" SET OF CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS, PUBLISHED BY MARK TWAIN

(SHOULDER STRAP SET) GRANT, Ulysses S. Shoulder Strap Set. New York, 1885-1892. Ten volumes altogether.

Complete Shoulder Strap set of seven Civil War histories printed by Twain's publishing house in its short-lived but impressive decade of operation, featuring Grant's Memoirs (1885-6), McClellan's Own Story (1887), Crawford's Genesis of the Civil War (1887), Custer's Tenting on the Plains (1889), Hancock's Reminiscences (1887), Sheridan's Personal Memoirs (1888) and Sherman's Memoirs (1892), each volume with the trademark gilt-decorated "shoulder strap" on the spine. $8200.

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"THE REBELS HAD CROSSED THE RIVER BY POINT OF ROCKS AND WERE ON THE MARYLAND SIDE, HAVING ABOUT 2000 CAVALRY…"

(CIVIL WAR) LINCOLN, Benjamin C. Civil War Diary, Archive. No place, 1861-64.

Interesting 1862 Civil War diary and related papers of Union officer and abolitionist Benjamin C. Lincoln, who would become an officer in the 2nd United States Colored Troops, in which he describes the captured home of Robert E. Lee and Jeb Stuart's Chambersburg Raid. $8000.

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"THE MOST DARING, LEGENDARY, AND COURAGEOUS CONDUCTOR ON THE… 'UNDERGROUND RAILROAD'": FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOOK ON THE LIFE OF HARRIET TUBMAN

(TUBMAN, Harriet) BRADFORD, Sarah H. Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Auburn, 1869.

First edition of the groundbreaking first book on the life of Harriet Tubman—"a major watershed in the evolution of the Tubman legend… the principal textual source for information about Tubman for more than a quarter-century"(Sernett)—featuring interviews with Tubman, testimonials and reportage of her bravery in the Underground Railroad, and as a scout and spy in the Civil War, where she "became the first woman to lead a military expedition in an American war" (ANB), with famed woodcut-engraved frontispiece of Tubman with rifle in hand, in original cloth. $7800.

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“BE IT KNOWN THAT CADET SAMUEL BECK…”

(MCKINLEY, William) BRECK, Samuel. Career military documents of Samuel Breck. West Point; Washington, 1855.

Seven original documents relating to the career and family of Brigadier General Samuel Breck, Adjutant General of the Army, including his diploma from West Point and his final commission signed by President McKinley. Housed in a handsome contemporary black metal tube, hand-lettered in gilt. $7500.

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