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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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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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“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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“THAT NO MAN WHO HAD BEEN A NAZI CAN IN 1946 BE A FOREMAN IN A MINE WHEN IN 1945 NO MAN COULD BE A FOREMAN UNLESS HE WAS A NAZI”

CHURCHILL, Winston. Manuscript signed. London, July/August, 1946.

Churchill’s own signed retained manifesto on Postwar German reconstruction, an original manuscript draft of a Labour Party report by William Wells, who had sided with Churchill as Leader of the Opposition, which also discusses denazification and the Potsdam agreement. Undoubtedly Churchill used what Wells wrote in this ten-page, 1200-word report in formulating his own Conservative Party’s policy on raising German morale and lowering the British cost of administering their zone in postwar Germany. $19,500.

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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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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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WITH 19 LOVELY HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINT VIEWS OF THE HOLY LAND

SPILSBURY, Francis B. Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria. London, 1803.

First edition of English naval surgeon Francis Spilsbury's account of his travels in the Holy Land and Syria during the Napoleonic campaigns there, with 19 finely hand-colored folio aquatint views. $17,500.

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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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