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 Liberator, November 1918 Edition, Vol. 1 No. 9. Liberator Publishing Company.New York.6880
Liberator, November 1918 Edition, Vol. 1 No. 9. Liberator Publishing Company.New York.6880
Price: $50.00

The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features cover art of a dove with accents of blue and red by an unknown artists, and the feature articles: "The Trial of Eugene Debs" by Max Eastman, "Our Intervention in Russia" by John Reed, "Were You Ever a Child? A Discussion of Education" by Floyd Dell, "The Structure of the Soviet State" by John Reed and "International Labor and Socialist News" by Alexander Trachtenberg. The covers are partially detached with several small intact tears, and the binding is loose. The pages are brittle and soiled with several intact tears and toning due to exposure 11" x 81/2". more info
 Liberator, August 1919 Edition, Vol. 2 No. 8 (Serial No. 18). Liberator Publishing Company.New York.7153
Liberator, August 1919 Edition, Vol. 2 No. 8 (Serial No. 18). Liberator Publishing Company.New York.7153
Price: $50.00

The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features a cover drawn by Maurice Sterne, and two feature stories were "Conversations with Lenin," by Arthur Ransome, and "In Communist Hungary" by Crystal Eastman. The covers are nearly fully detached. The binding is loose and the paper itself is brittle resulting in several interior detached pages. Furthermore, the act of turning the other interior pages results in the pages detaching. The pages are toned and soiled due to age, and there is a stain on the upper right corner of the magazine the runs all the way through. 11" x 8 1/2". more info
"Nobleman" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
"Nobleman" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
Price: $70.00

This engraving features a man in a blue beautifully embroidered robe holding a black graduation cap. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2". more info
Marjorie Taylor Report of the Women's Work at NGOI-MANI Mission, From Nov., 1931 to Aug., 1932. Ngoi-Mani Mission.Ngoimani, DR Congo.1932
Marjorie Taylor Report of the Women's Work at NGOI-MANI Mission, From Nov., 1931 to Aug., 1932. Ngoi-Mani Mission.Ngoimani, DR Congo.1932
Price: $85.00

The annual report of the women's work being done at the Ngoi-Mani Mission, which was located in a small valley by the name of Ngoimani just north of a town called Mwanza in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It should be noted that in 1932 it was known as Belgian Congo, as it was a colony of Belgium, and is referred to as such on the item. The mission was a definitely Christian mission, although it is unclear what denomination it was. This report reads like a letter from missionary Marjorie Taylor, as she provides updates on what has occur since her last annual report. Beyond the mission in Ngoimani, she would also travel to several other towns in the area evangelizing. The towns specifically mentioned in this report are: Kabwe, Kazadi, Kisula, and Songe. Taylor only focuses on the women and girls in her report as there was a male priest whose job it was to help convert the men and boys. While Taylor takes great joy in reporting on the new 'believers', she also emphasizes how much 'backsliding' the new convertors do. "We have had some good meetings, but not the blessing we would like. We know this because of hidden sin amongst the women and girls, who are professing Christians - two cases of which God has graciously brought to light and both girls were restored." The 'believers' are sent out to nearby villages to attempt to convert other individuals, and after they have done this for 60 days, the girls are given as single dress as a reward. The report concludes with a request that the missions 'backers-up', what Taylor calls the people who donate to the cause, continue to help, because "if you stop, we stop or at least are greatly handicapped. It is for the Honour and Glory of His Kingdom!" Marjorie Victoria Hebden Taylor (1901-?), herself appears to have been an English missionary, who along with her husband, Rev. Cyril Eustace Taylor (1892-1935), a medical missionary, worked in the Congo in the 1920s and 1930s. The pair had met in Africa, and married in 1923 in Mwanza. After Rev. Cyril's death in 1935 (in Switzerland, while on the family's first vacation since the 1920s), Marjorie stayed in the Congo until 1941, returning home to England due to the outbreak of WWII. By the end of Marjorie's time in the Congo the mission had reportedly had built 38 churches and totaled 3,4000 'believers'. Their missionary work is described in their youngest son's (Sir Cyril Julian Hebden Taylor) autobiography "Sir Cyril: My Life as a Social Entrepreneur", who spend his youth in the Congo with his parents (digital version available online on Google Books). Single fold, double side. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" (folded), 11 1/2" x 9" (unfolded).. more info
Rufus P. Stebbins Address of the Subject of Peace, Delivered at the Odeon, On Sabbath Evening, February 7, 1836. On the Anniversary of the Bowdoin Street Young Men's Peace Society. William Peirce.Boston, MA.1936
Rufus P. Stebbins Address of the Subject of Peace, Delivered at the Odeon, On Sabbath Evening, February 7, 1836. On the Anniversary of the Bowdoin Street Young Men's Peace Society. William Peirce.Boston, MA.1936
Price: $100.00

The item is a copy of an address given by Rev. Rufus P. Stebbins, (1810-1885), a member of Harvard Divinity School on the society's first anniversary in 1836. His speech was considered to be an attack against the concept of a "defensive war". That term is defined as a war in which one country is mainly just trying to defend themselves from another, versus a war where both sides are attacking, invading, and trying to conquer each other. In this way, according to the "Just War tradition", which is a doctrine on military ethics, a defensive war is considered to be a "moral justifiable" criteria for war by military strategists. After the address is printed the first annual report of the society as well as its constitution and list of its current members. Noted members of the society were Amasa Walker, Charles K. Whipple, Isaac Knapp, and Rev. Henry C. Wright. It is unclear if the society was at the time of its establishment attempting to fight against a particular war, or the idea of war in general. It should be noted though that America had just finished one of its Indian wars (Black Hawk War in 1832), and had just embarked on another Indian War, the Second Seminole War, in 1934 (also known as the Florida War and it would continue until 1842). 32 pg. Missing wrappers. OCLC 5 (July 2020). Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/4". Below is an excerpt from the address. "... War is not satisfied with this. It demands our lives. The very object of war is to kill. It is murder; 'cool, calculated, money making' murder. It is murder in its worst forms. Crime is stamped as a virtue... [war] originate[s] in the worst passions of the human heart, it produces the most disastrous effects upon man's happiness and virtue. Surely then war is unchristian, and Christians should not engage in it. But I shall be asked, if all war is wrong; if we must not, sometimes, vindicate our rights by sword, and by the same instrument, sometimes maintain our honor? In other words, I shall be asked if defensive war is wrong. It is a just and proper question, and should be answered. I shall answer it in the language of our holy religion. Love you enemies; bless them that curse you; do good to them that hate you; and pray for those that despitefully use you and persecute you... I ask, once more, and ask in solemn earnestness, those who advocate defensive war, to define it. The fact is, in war, might gives right. If you conquer, it is a glorious cause; if you fail, you are hung for treason. Christians, then, I repeat it, never should fight. ". The Bowdoin Street Young Men's Peace Society was a pacifism society founded in February 1835 with a ladies branch added in March of the same year. They are perhaps most well known for distributing a pamphlet that is widely considered to be the first attempt at peace education directed at the youth. It featured a conversation between two young brothers, William and Frank, as one attempts to educate the other on the Principles of Peace. more info
Two (2) menus for the Canadian Camp Annual Dinners Hotel Astor, New York, 1915 and 1920.
Two (2) menus for the Canadian Camp Annual Dinners Hotel Astor, New York, 1915 and 1920.
Price: $175.00

The first is for four (4) pages and a cover. The front cover depicts an ornate fall scene with Native American chief interacting with a soldier with a tepee in the background. It is for the Thirteenth Anniversary in 1915. The first page lists the Dinner Committee and the Reception Committee. This is followed by the menu page, whimsically written with references to Gilbert Grosvenor and Buffalo Jones and others in the food titles. The next page is a list of twelve (12) speakers. The final page includes the guest of honor, the distinguished guest and toastmasters. Measures 9” x 7”. String tie binding; deckled edge. The second is a six (6) pages including cover. The front cover depicts an image from a photograph of Hon. Stephen T. Mather and a vignette of Roosevelt Park, California. Illustrations of woodland creatures, pine cones, etc. It is for the Eighteenth Anniversary in 1920. Illustrated by Operti. NY. The menu has a similar format to the 1915 menu with the addition of an Advisory Board. Measures 8” x 6”. Front cover partially detached. Reinforced with archival tape. . more info
A. Beignet Twelve (12) menus for the Annual Banquet of Societies des Architectes de L’Anjou. ..1890-1911
A. Beignet Twelve (12) menus for the Annual Banquet of Societies des Architectes de L’Anjou. ..1890-1911
Price: $225.00

Menu sheets presenting the bill of fare and wines for the annual dinners of the society. Each of the menus is elaborately illustrated and includes at least one beautiful woman and in most instances elaborate architectural structures. Each is illustrated by A. Beignet. They are from 1890, 1891, 1892, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1906, 1908, and 1909. Reverse is blank. The largest is approx. 9” x 13”. Few with light edge wear. Some with light scrapbook residue on reverse at top, most likely from one person’s collection. . more info
The Education of Mr. Pipp.  Charles Dana Gibson R.H. Russell New York 1899
The Education of Mr. Pipp. Charles Dana Gibson R.H. Russell New York 1899
Price: $300.00

unpaginated, brown cloth gilt title, black and white sketches throughout mixed with minimal text, enclosed in matching cloth gilt box. This truly unique book describes Mr. Pipp's travels with "Mrs. Pipp and the girls" through London, Paris, America, the Riviera, Italy, Monte Carlo and the adventures and people they encounter both on he trip and once returning home to England. Reverse of title page explains first eight scenes of Mr. Pipp's career originally published in "Sketches and Cartoons". This volume is the fourth in the regular series, the first three include "Drawings by C.D. Gibson" "Pictures of People" and "Sketches and Cartoons." 17 3/4" x 11 3/4" title page signed, some staining and foxing, matching box worn but intact more info
A Set of 35 Early Finely Details Victorian
A Set of 35 Early Finely Details Victorian Embossed Diecut Scraps depicting English Royalty Throughout the ages beginning with William I, Surnamed The Conqueror. C1870.
Price: $500.00

Thirty-four of the 35 scraps measure approx 6” x 2 ½”, depicting a full body image of the ruler plus the name, information on lifespan, reign and significant events during the reign. more info
Four (4) menus with original envelopes for the First through Fourth Annual Dinners of the Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard plus an announcement and dance card associated with the events 1868-1871
Four (4) menus with original envelopes for the First through Fourth Annual Dinners of the Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard plus an announcement and dance card associated with the events 1868-1871
Price: $550.00

Four (4) different menus for the annual dinner of the association.  Each menu with the first being January 8, 1868 includes the Officers, Music, Bill of Fare and Programme of the Evening.  Each menu measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4".  Each with it's original envelope. Also includes an anouncement for the meeting to adopt the Constituion and elect Officers for the ensuing year, dated Nov. 21st, 1867.  The final item in the grouping is a dance card for Sociables of the Hartford City Guard for 1-12-1870.  Some discoloration. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion. more info
Fine two-sided die-cut invitation to the Grand Dress Fancy Dress and Military Ball of the Continental Guards at the Exposition Palace, New Orleans, LA, February 22, 1881.
Fine two-sided die-cut invitation to the Grand Dress Fancy Dress and Military Ball of the Continental Guards at the Exposition Palace, New Orleans, LA, February 22, 1881.
Price: $700.00

A 10” x 4 ½” chromolithograph ticket Complimentary to National Lancers and Charlestown Cadets of Boston. One side announces the ball with two vignettes from the battlefield and two from the ball. The central vignette on the reverse depicts General Washington with a Lancer and a Guard. Othervignettes include Washington monuments and floral arrays. This is accompanied by an envelopespecially designed for the invitation featuring the Continental Guards insignia with reference to the particular event. Pinhole at top of invitation. Surface wear on envelope. . more info