New York: Asher & Adams, 1873. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 16" x 22.25". Beautiful double page map of Missouri divided into counties and townships. Shows towns and cities, railroads and waterways. Minor discoloration along centerfold and small chip to lower corners. Asher & Adams were publishers based in Washington and New York in the late 19th century.
1865. Sea chart in 3 sheets. Uncolored lithograph. Two inset panels on each page: each "panel" measures about 22 3/8" x 15.5", each page measures 27 5/8" x 34.25". Great large sea chart plotting the path of 115 miles of the Mississippi River from Cairo Illinois to St. Mary's Missouri. Usually found in six separate sheets, this rare example has the panels uncut (in three sheets). It was prepared by E.H. Gerdes during the Civil War to provide the Union...
Washington, D.C. 1861. 4 pages (front and back) with each two-page spread measuring 7.25 x 9.25 inches, Washington, D.C., April 3, 1861. Written two weeks before the start of the war regarding an army surgeon, Dr. Barthelow, who had invented a substitute for gunpowder (Barthelow was killed at Bull Run), in part: "Dr. Barthelow, Surgeon in the army, has invented a substitute for Gunpowder (the most useful & desirable invention for these troubled times) and desires to be ordered to...
Boston: Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel, 1835. Map. Engraving with original outline coloring. Image measures 10" x 8". Charming map of Illinois and Missouri Territory, divided into counties showing town, geographical features and Indian tribes. Light scattered foxing. T.G. Bradford (1802-1887) was a Boston based publisher. He worked as assistant editor of the American Encyclopedia before entering the field of map making.
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11 7/8" x 10", image plus text measures 16.5" x 20 5/8". Great double page map of Missouri divided into counties. Shows towns, major routes, waterways and topography. Extensive information pertaining to history, climate and culture surrounds map. From "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas...". Light scattered staining and foxing, mainly to margins.
1924. Thirtieth President of the United States. Partly printed D.S. as President, one page, 19" x 13.5", May 12, 1924, appointing Allen Curry Attorney of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Missouri. Signed at the conclusion by Coolidge and counter-signed by Attorney General and future Supreme Court Justice Harlan Stone. Embossed Department of Justice red seal remains affixed. Evenly toned with a small water stain at the top left-hand margin.
1947. 1 page, 4.25 x 6 inches, no place, no date, circa 1947. Excellent full signature. Two punch holes on the left edge and a crease along the top. Very good condition. Power broker from St. Louis, Missouri, who helped save the political career of Harry S. Truman in 1940, following the tax fraud conviction of Truman's mentor Tom Pendergast. In 1947 he purchased the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, selling it 18 months later, just prior to his death at age 46.
27pp. 8vo, disbound; (browning of text). (N.p., 1819). First Edition Speech by the Pennsylvanian Congressman in support of an anti-slavery amendment during the Missouri Statehood debate. The amendment would have allowed slavery in Missouri, but the offspring of slaves there would become free. The amendment was defeated. S&S 48206.