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Date of the auction: 10.06.2021

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66 Black-themed sheet music pieces, 1843-1957

Approx. 2-5 pp. each. Decorative color front covers, lyrics and musical notations. Represents a panoramic historical view of African-American related music and evolution of racist stereotypes, with expected Negro dialect lyrics of Black-face minstrel show tunes before the Civil War and grotesque

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Early printing of the Negro National Hymn

3 pp. 6¾x10”. With cover page for “Popular Male Quartette Arrangements” by C.F. Shattuck, which includes a listing for this individual printing of the Hymn. The lyrics of this iconic African-American hymn were written by poet, diplomat and civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson in 1899, then set

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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African-American literary and military reference

Three volumes: Analytical Guide and Index to THE VOICE OF THE NEGRO, 1904-1907. Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 1974. 451 pp. Original cloth. (Binding moderately worn) Controvich, James T. African American In Defense of the Nation, A Bibliography. Scarecrow Press, 2011. 423 pp. Original boards. (Few

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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1830 Letter, Kentucky grandee to ex-slave

3 pp. including 1pg. handwritten manumission certification + integral stampless address leaf. 8x12". addressed to “Thomas (a Freeblack)”, Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. c/o Thomas M. Smith, Counsellor at Law. Signed “Your friend, Will S. Dallam”. William Winton Smith Dallam, the wealthiest

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Letters from an ill-fated white missionary in Liberia

Two letters. Comprising: 4 pp. Written aboard the Ship Saluda as Canfield was returning from a visit to Monrovia. 3pp.+stampless address leaf. Written at his "station" at Settra Kroo. To Walter Lowrie, Presbyterian Board of Missions, New York. The young Presbyterian Minister Oren K. Canfield had

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Ill-fated Black American's letter from Liberia

2 pp.+ outer stampless address leaf. To the Presbyterian Missionary Board, New York. The Presbyterian Heritage Center describes the literate writer as a Black teacher at Settra Kroo, Liberia, who emigrated to Africa with his wife; she soon died, Wilson passed away the year after he wrote this rare

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Rare letter from Black missionary’s widow in Liberia

2pp.+ stampless address leaf. To Walter Lowry [Secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Missions], New York. Rev. James Eden, was born a free Black in Charleston, South Carolina. When the Presbyterians offered passage on the Ship Hercules to 150 freed or free-born Blacks from South Carolina and

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Rare letter from famed ex-slave missionary in Liberia

2pp.+ stampless address leaf. To Charles D. Drake, [Presbyterian] Mission House, New York. An Abolitionist newspaper of 1853 remarked that the two former slaves of equal genius who demonstrated “the capacity of the Black man for the culture and conditions of high civilization” were the famous

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$900 - US$1,200

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Booker T. Washington, First edition

ix, 330 pp. Frontispiece portrait with facsimile signature of Washington. 8vo. Maroon cloth, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. First Edition. Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856–1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to several presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Signed by Nobel winner Robert William Fogel

Half-cloth and boards, jacket, supplied slipcase. First Edition. Signed by Robert William Fogel on front free endpaper with the inscription "To Howard, with many thanks for your help. Bob / Chicago 3/16/90". Robert Fogel is a renowned economist best known for research on the role of railways in the

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Black actor inscribed to New York real estate mogul

255 pp. Original cloth in pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. Inscribed and signed on title-page, "To Rachel and Lew Rudin / For whom I shall always stand ready to demonstrate respect, admiration, Love, appreciation and Thanks for their Humanity, their generosity and their Friendship. Sidney

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Early Black military scholar on Haiti’s Revolution

292 pp. Illustrated. Original cloth binding. First Edition. Theophilus Gould Steward was the son of free Blacks in New Jersey and an ordained Minister of the A.M.E. Church. He ministered to congregations in Reconstruction Georgia and later in Haiti, as well as a Wilberforce University Doctor of

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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10 stereoviews depicting the Alaska Gold Rush

Ten stereoviews. A collection of ten stereoviews showing scenes from the Alaska Gold Rush, depicting miners, the diggings, and mining camps. Six of the views are from the Keystone View Company, one of the most prolific and popular stereoview companies in America, which became a leader in the field

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Four government reports on the Territory of Alaska

Includes: Data Relating to Alaska. [1910]. Staple-bound at left edge, cover lacking. Includes a folding Map Showing Alaska in Relation to the Shortest Route to the Orient and the Philippines. Also includes a folding chart of The Day and Night in Alaska on the Lattitude of Fairbanks. Annual Report of

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Gold Hunting in Alaska as told by Joe Grinnell

96 pp. Edited by Elizabeth Grinnell. Title page portrait of the author, plus photograph illustrations throughout text. 20.5x18.5 cm (8x6½") bound in original three quarter maroon cloth and marbled boards. First Edition. Diary of a young California gold-seeker, April 8, 1898 to September 27, 1899

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Alaska at midcentury

17 maps, brochures, and promotional items of ephemera from midcentury Alaska. Various formats

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Six items related to the Alaska Railroad

Includes: The Alaska Railroad Time Table, 1923. Saddle-stitched self-wrappers with 2 holes punched at left edge. The Alaska Railroad And River Boat Service Time Tables. May 7, 1923. Folded leaf. The Alaska Railroad brochure printed by Poole Bros, Chicago. No date. Includes a Map of Alaska Showing

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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US Science and Computer Technology landmark vision

182 pp. Original burgundy cloth, gilt titles, in original pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by Bush on front flyleaf. Bush’s report to President Roosevelt set the stage for American scientific research and development after World War II. While the document said nothing about

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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US Combat Scientists in World War II

Two volumes: Thiesmeyer, Lincoln R. and John R. Burchard. Combat Scientists [Science in World War II series]. 1947. 412 pp. Illustrated. Original cloth, original dust jacket. First Edition. Inscribed by Burchard on flyleaf, to Humble Oil magnate and Rice University patron Harry Wiess and his wife

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Color pictorial bird's-eye airline route maps 1929

[12] pp. including color pictorial self-wrapper. With 4 double-page color pictorial cartoon-style bird's-eye route maps, plus half-page color map of the U.S. and illustrations from photographs. 22.7x20.5 cm (9x8"), single-sheet self-wrapper with color pictorial map of the U.S., folded in half

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A rare Barnum edition, 1884

vi, [ix]-xii, [4], 17-355 pp. Illustrated. Green cloth stamped in black, spine lettered in gilt. A seldom-seen later edition of Barnum's autobiography first published as Struggles and Triumphs. From the preface, "Written originally in 1869, this book is my Recollections of more than Fifty Busy

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Signed with an inscription by P.T. Barnum

viii, [13]-785 pp. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of a rather dapper P.T. Barnum. Illustrated (8vo) rebacked half-sheep with original marbled paper-covered boards, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. The Author's Edition, revised and enlarged. Signed by P.T. Barnum on front preliminary blank

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Barnum's Wild Beasts, Birds and Reptiles, 1889

[2], 505 pp. Steel engraved frontispiece portrait of P.T. Barnum with 4 chromolithograph plates and numerous wood engravings. (4to) 24.6x19 cm (9¾x7½"), publisher's pebbled cloth decoratively stamped in blind with gilt medallion and lettering, all edges marbled. First Edition. Reprinted in 1891 and

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Scarce Grand Canyon history of early explorers

38 pp. Illustrated with reproduction photographs and facsimiles, 8x5½", original printed wrappers; housed in custom brown cloth covered board portfolio with gilt lettered spine. By early Grand Canyon guide William Wallace Bass, the namesake of Bass Canyon and North and South Bass trails. This work

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Plains land for sale in 1888

[4] pp. Single sheet folded to 11x5¾", printed pink paper. An appealing and scarce piece of ephemera relating to land sales in Nebraska and other Plains states in the late 1880s. The pamphlet offers descriptions of twenty-three individual plots for sale in northeastern Nebraska, and provides a brief

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A German's account of travels in Western U.S.

373, [1] pp. Text in German. With frontispiece portrait of author from photograph and floriated initials throughout the text. 19.5x13.3 cm (7¾x5¼"), original cloth decorated in blind and stamped in gilt; all edges gilt, patterned endpapers. First Edition. "A rare and privately issued narrative of

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Canadian Missionary's 10 Years on Pacific Coast

100, [1] ad pp. Text in French. 17.5x10 cm (7x4"), rebound in modern cloth lettered in gilt; new endpapers. First Edition. Blanchet, nephew of Bishop Norbert Blanchet, arrived in Oregon, July 24, 1863, via San Francisco and Victoria. He was stationed at Jacksonville, Oregon, until 1888, and died in

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Western Wanderings: A Record of Travel

xii, [2], 364 pp. Illus. with 12 wood-engraved plates. (8vo) original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. The author traveled swiftly across the continent to Salt Lake City, and after a short stay ventured on to California, spending much time in Yosemite. Curiously, the book is not

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Early California historical information

Illustrated, including folding facsimile maps, etc. 30.8x23.5 cm (12x9"), blue buckram; gilt spine lettering; pictorial endpapers. First Edition. Contains a mass of historical information on Northern California, from 1822 to 1888. Howes B570; Zamorano Select 78. Includes 1977 typed letter signed

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Anti-slavery speech by California Senator Broderick 1858

16 pp. 21x13.5 cm (8¼x5¼"), modern quarter leather & marbled boards. Speech by the anti-slavery Democratic Senator from California in the bitter fight over the admission of Kansas under the pro-slavery Lecompton constitution. Broderick allied himself with Stephen Douglas and other "Free Soil

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 10 Jun 2021