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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: SCARCE ORIGINAL SPRINGFIELD MARINE & FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY CHECK, COMPLETED IN LINCOLN'S HAND AND SIGNED BY HIM, DATED ONLY ONE YEAR BEFORE HIS ELECTION TO THE PRESIDENCY

LINCOLN, Abraham. Check signed. Springfield, January 19, 1859.

January 19, 1859 check drawn on Lincoln’s account at the Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company, completed in his hand in the amount of $38.35 and signed by him, "A. Lincoln," in payment to J.G. Ives & Co. $20,000.

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THE LAST CIVIL WAR STATEHOOD FLAG

(WEST VIRGINIA). 35-star US flag. No place, 1863.

35-star American parade flag commemorating West Virginia statehood, the last official flag during the Civil War, in a handsome window frame. $18,000.

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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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"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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RARE VINTAGE CIVIL WAR CARTE-DE-VISITE OF ULYSSES S. GRANT IN UNIFORM, BOLDLY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY HIM AS LIEUTENANT GENERAL

(GRANT, Ulysses S.) GARDNER, Alexander. Carte-de-visite photograph inscribed. Washington, D.C. circa 1864.

Rare Civil War carte-de-visite portrait of Ulysses S. Grant in uniform, circa 1864, boldly signed by him "U.S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A." below his image on the mounted vintage albumen print, from a photograph taken at the Washington D.C. studio of famed Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner. $12,000.

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“THE SOCIAL IMPACT WAS GREATER THAN ANY BOOK BEFORE OR SINCE”

STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Boston and Cleveland, 1852. Two volumes.

First edition, first issue, of Stowe's classic and vastly influential novel, with title vignettes and six wood-engravings, in unrestored original cloth. $12,000.

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"GRANT'S NATIONAL MONUMENT IS NOT OF GRANITE OR BRONZE, BUT OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS STRONG WILL AND PERSEVERANCE"

SHERMAN, William Tecumseh. Four letters signed. New York, 1888-90.

Interesting archive of four related letters signed from General William T. Sherman to General William Strong, discussing plans for building and then the ceremony for unveiling an equestrian statue dedicated to General Grant, sponsored by the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, the first army which General Grant commanded. $9000.

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