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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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SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT

LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed. Washington, July 25, 1863.

Splendid Lincoln Civil War document appointing Thomas M. Vincent as "Captain in the Second Regiment of Artillery," countersigned by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, with fragile paper seal present, beautifully matted and framed with two photographic portraits of Lincoln. $16,800.

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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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WITH HUNDREDS OF LARGE FOLIO MAPS OF THE CIVIL WAR

COWLES, Calvin D., compiler. Atlas to Accompany the Official Records. Washington, 1891-95. Three volumes.

First edition of this superb atlas, with 175 double-folio plates, containing 821 colored maps and charts, 106 tinted lithographs after original photographs, and 209 line drawings of equipment, uniforms, insignia, and flags. $11,500.

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“TRUST IN THE LORD”

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, handsomely bound by Macdonald. With an autograph note signed by Stowe tipped into Volume I reading “Trust in the Lord and do good faith & works. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nov 3d, 1893.” $9200.

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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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