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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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“TO JIM BARNES CHRISTMASTIDE 1944 FROM FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT”

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. D-Day Prayer. Washington, D.C. December, 1944.

Limited edition, number 60 of only 100 copies, President Roosevelt's final Christmas Book, inscribed by FDR for presentation to close friends: "To Jim Barnes Christmastide 1944 from Franklin D. Roosevelt" with his penned "60" on the colophon page. Roosevelt died in office less than four months later. Especially "difficult to obtain today… FDR's Christmas Books are prime collector's items… nearly all of them were distributed exclusively to close friends of the family" (Halter, 194). $26,000.

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STRIKING ORIGINAL PAINTING, “WAR ORPHANS” BY ARTHUR SZYK

SZYK, Arthur. War Orphans. London, 1940.

Extraordinary signed original watercolor and gouache painting of two young Jewish refugees, huddled together, by anti-Nazi caricaturist Arthur Szyk, whose wartime portrayals of brutality, heroism and suffering strongly influenced American attitudes toward the war effort. $25,000.

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“THE WESTERN WORLD HAS BEEN FREED OF EVIL FORCES”

TRUMAN, Harry. Proclamation. Washington, D.C. May 8, 1945.

Large elaborate signed three-color broadside of President Truman’s proclamation upon the Nazi surrender to the allied forces, praising the armed forces and designating a day of prayer to offer “joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will… guide us into the ways of peace.” Handsomely set in Gothic type and boldly signed in ink “Harry Truman.” $25,000.

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“THE BEST CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF THE REVOLUTION FROM THE BRITISH SIDE”

STEDMAN, Charles. History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War. London, 1794. Two volumes.

First edition, wide-margined copy, of Stedman's massive contemporary two-volume History of the American Revolution—"the standard work on the subject"—containing 15 military maps and plans (11 folding, the largest nearly 20 by 30 inches), beautifully bound in contemporary tree calf. $22,000.

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“THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR KING, THEIR LAWS AND CONSTITUTION”

REVOLUTION. Contemporary description of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Boston, 1775.

Scarce and important original 1775 broadside offering a Loyalist account of the Battle of Bunker Hill, printed a week after the fighting. $21,000.

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1753 FOLIO EDITION OF CAESAR’S COMMENTARIES, “BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED AND RICHLY ADORNED,” WITH FAMOUS BULL PLATE

(CAESAR, Julius). DUNCAN, William. The Commentaries. London, 1753.

First edition of Duncan’s famous translation of Caesar’s Commentaries, sumptuously illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Caesar, six double-page maps, and 78 splendid plans and plates (most double-page). This copy with the famed double-page bull plate, often not present. An excellent, wide-margined copy, beautifully bound. $18,500.

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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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“LET ALL NEW ENGLAND RISE AND CRUSH BURGOYNE” (WASHINGTON)

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) BURGOYNE, John. State of the Expedition from Canada. London: Printed for J. Almon, 1780. London, 1780. Two volumes bound in one.

First edition of Burgoyne’s State of the Expedition, dramatically justifying his 1777 defeat by American forces at Saratoga, together in one rare volume with the same year’s first edition of Howe’s Narrative, defending his defiance of British plans to coordinate with Burgoyne, sparking Howe’s resignation and leading many to blame him for Burgoyne’s—and ultimately Britain's—defeat. Burgoyne’s State with six large engraved folding maps and plans with hand-colored details, two with hinged overslips illustrating changes in troop positions and movements, together bound in contemporary calf boards. $16,000.

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