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Akron, Ohio: 1858. Outstanding and exceedingly rare autographed letter signed, 4to, 2 1/4 pages, Akron, Ohio, June 28, 1858, giving his brother and sister information on his whereabouts and quoting a letter he has received from their father John Brown who is on the run and is secretly heading back to Kansas for what will be his very last visit with his family before departing to Harpers Ferry. In small part: "...Father in company with two other men left Cleveland.....
New York: Harper, 1890. 16 illustrations, most full-page plates, plus scattered short musical scores. xiii + 341 pages. 12mo, decorative green cloth; covers lightly rubbed and with neat repairs at spine ends; warm gift inscription dated 1890 on front free endpaper. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. A very good(+) copy. There is a signature from a "Chas. A. Custer" on the page following copyright page, possibly a General Custer relation (?).
Leavenworth, Kansas: Surveyor General's Office, 1862. Map. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 23" x 18.5". Fantastic map illustrating the progress of public surveys in Kansas and Nebraska. Shows townships, towns, waterways, Indian reservations and trust lands. A fascinating look at the changing American west in the 1860s. Minor toning along original folds.
Washington: Wilson S. Bissell, 1893. Wall map. Color lithograph mounted on linen with original dowels. Image measures 47" x 61", plus 37.5" of additional linen. Rare wall map of Kansas and Nebraska and surrounding areas (including Boulder, Denver and Cheyenne). Shows railroads, discontinued post offices, mail delivery routes by frequency, townships and cities. An inset shows the counties of Jackson, Missouri and Wyandotte, Kansas. In beautiful condition.
illus. 395pp. 8vo, cloth, d.w. N.Y.: Dutton, (1930). First Edition. vg "The author lived in Abilene, Kansas, from 1868 and wrote from personal knowledge and reliable records.-EDG" Graff 1868. "Most of the book concerns Abilene, Kansas, in its wild days, and the author gives Wild Bill Hickok considerable attention." Adams, Six-Guns 974. Howes H-427. Rader 1854.
Topeka: 1937. Outstanding letter in which Landon lambastes Franklin D. Roosevelt in regards to the Panay Incident -- the unprovoked attack on an American Vessel by Japanese planes. 1 page on personal stationery, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, December 28, 1937, to powerful New York attorney Frederic R. Coudert, in part: "...It is a difficult thing for a man to cross his party lines. This is especially true in view of the bitterness which the President has engendered and the lack.....
Topeka: 1937. Fine T.L.S. 4to. 1 page, personal letterhead, Topeka, May 1, 1937, to Frederick R. Coudert, international law attorney and political powerbroker, just six months after being defeated by Franklin D. Roosevelt, in part: "...It was the Chamber of Commerce that first proposed the NRA, and now that the President is frightened at the threat of inflation, the natural tendency is to follow the course that I believe all governments have followed under like circumstances, - the attempt to.....
Philadelphia: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus Jr., 1861. Map. Steel engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11.5" x 14". Classic map of the west, with Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and part of Idaho divided into counties, showing major towns and cities, routes, railroads and geographic features. S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. continued his father's successful mapmaking and publishing business, and was one of the most prolific and renowned 19th century American publishers. In excellent condition.