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Periodico Oficial del Gobierno del Estado de Puebla. Tomo III & IV. 1872 & 1873. [with] El Regenerador. Periodico Oficial del Estado Libre y Soberano Tomo I [del Estado L.Y.S [2 volumes]

Periodico Oficial del Gobierno del Estado de Puebla. Tomo III & IV. 1872 & 1873. [with] El Regenerador. Periodico Oficial del Estado Libre y Soberano Tomo I [del Estado L.Y.S [2 volumes]

[Puebla. México] Folio. Rare issues of this official newspaper of the State of Puebla (under various names,) during the period of unrest caused by Diaz' Plan de la Noria beginning 8 November 1871 to overthrow the government of President Juárez, through to Juárez death in July of 1872 and the appointment and election of Lerdo de Tejada as President. Volume I: Titles and volume numbers change but dating is continuous for 109 issues]. Contains: 1. Periodico Oficial del Gobierno del Estado L.Y.S. de Puebla. Tomo III. Puebla de Zaragoza, enero 2 de 1872 Núm 1 [to] marzo 7 de 1872 Núm 29. Imprenta. del Hospicio. Preceeded by El libre pensador which ceased in 1869. [with] 2. El Regenerador. Periodico Oficial del Estado Libre y Soberano de Puebla. Tomo I. Puebla de Zaragoza, marzo 15 de 1872. Núm 1 [to] 30 de julio 1872. Núm 39. .Number 1-10 with a change to Imprenta de Tomas F. Neve. Editor is listed for the first time as: Emilo Gomez. .Number 11-39 reverts to Imprenta. del Hospicio. [with] 3. Periodico Oficial del Gobierno del Estado L.Y.S. de Puebla. Tomo III. Puebla de Zaragoza, 9 agosto 2 de 1872 Núm 29 [to] 31 de diciembre de 1872, Núm 70. Imprenta. del Hospicio. The number 29 is repeated, used for March 7 and now for August 9. Number 57 is skipped, but dating sequence is continuous. .No, 29-32 & 35-70 lists no editor. .No 33 & 34 lists Rafael B de la Colina as editor. Includes broadsheet supplements at 29: "Contestagion al alcance publicado en el numero 29" and 56: "Alcance al Num 56." Volume II. Periodico Oficial del Gobierno del Estado de Puebla. Tomo IV. Puebla de Zaragoza, sábado 4 de enero de 1873 Núm. 1 [to] Núm. 104, miércoles 31 de diciembre de 1873. [104 issues]. Includes a small supplement broadside: "Alcance al Numero 74". Both volumes are quite uncommon. No auction records were found. The few library listings in OCLC cover volumes after 1873 except for UT Austin and BN Mexico which have 1867-9 under a different name. Univ Auto Puebla has 1873 and after. LOC has 1872. Palau 223055 [later volumes only]. Bottom margins of T. IV trimmed away, else very good. Boards worn at extremities, spines chipped at heads and heels. Quarter morocco over marbled boards
  • $700
[Archive] Four Letters from the Rector of St. John's Parish

[Archive] Four Letters from the Rector of St. John’s Parish, Chronicling his Temporary Breakdown and Resignation

Lewis, John Vaughn 7 pp. on 3 sheets & 1 Bifolium. Four letters, spanning two years, from John Vaughn Lewis (1836-1911) the rector of St. John's Parish (St. John's Episcopalian Church) in Washington D.C., one of the best known churches in the nation's capital, to his colleague Mortimer Jefferis, beginning with the hiring of Jefferis, and through to the aftermath of the resignation of Lewis, from St. John's. In the first letter, dated October 15, 1878, Lewis offers Jefferis forty dollars a week to come work at St. John's, ".to maintain the Daily Service, to assist on Sundays, &. superintend the Sunday School." In the second letter, dated January 30th, 1879, Lewis does not address Jefferis (nor anyone else), rather he names Jefferis as his representative, and authorizes Jefferis to act on his behalf. The third, written on St. John's stationary, but from the Convent of St. Paul, is dated 1879, and informs Jefferis of his resignation from St. John's. He tells Jefferis that he ". and Jim Clark must take care of things, somehow. You need not come see me, I am 'played out'". The last letter, dated May 14, 1880, is the only letter not written on St. John's stationary, and comes from Burlington, NJ. By this time, Jefferis too, had left St. John's, as this letter was addressed to him in Dresden, Germany. In this letter, Lewis takes the opportunity to explain his decision to leave St. John's, claiming that his resignation was "fore-ordained", as they had not only reduced his salary and spending allowance, but they had knowingly "upset" his choir by making it a mixed quartet. Moreover, they had accused him of intemperance, to which he had replied, "'"Gentlemen, I know perfectly well how I use liquor and why. I could defy your charge in any court.'". He then shares with Jefferis his prospects for the future, entertaining the possibility of leaving Parish life, and working instead, in academia. He would however remain with Parish life, becoming rector at a number of churches after 1880. Very good, remnants and punctures to top edges of few letters, small tears along folds, not affecting text, minor browning.
  • $200
[Autograph Quote Signed] "God grant your sufferings may never equal mine

[Autograph Quote Signed] “God grant your sufferings may never equal mine,” from Ann Eliza Young, Brigham Young’s 19th Wife

[Mormons. Women's Rights] Young, Ann Eliza 1 sheet. 4.4 x 7.5 inches. Signed quote from Ann Eliza Young (1844-1917) during her divorce proceedings with Brigham Young. Born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nauvoo, IL, Ann Eliza Webb divorced her first husband, James Dee, and married Brigham Young when he was 66 years old. In 1873 she filed for divorce, claiming "neglect, cruel treatment, and desertion," (which was granted early in 1875). Ann spent the years after her filing, speaking out against polygamy and Mormonism and in 1876 published "Wife No. 19," (1876), an autobiographical account of her experience with Young and with Mormon culture. "In New York City she told a reporter that Congress needed to legislate Mormonism out of existence. To that end, she traveled to Washington, D.C., went to the Ladies Reception Room of the House of Representatives, and passed out photographs of polygamous wives to show from their faces the effects of polygamy. President Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Dent Grant attended one of her lectures and personally congratulated her. "Not long afterward Congress passed the Poland Law, which took civil and criminal cases out of Mormon probate courts and gave them to the federal government and stated that jurors who believed in plural marriage or practiced it could not serve. The Salt Lake Tribune, an anti-Mormon newspaper, credited Young's influence for the enactment of the law" . "Young's lectures on her marriage and the Mormon religion entertained the American public for several years and helped influence legislation so that the Mormon church in 1890 issued a Manifesto advising church members to refrain from marriages forbidden by the law of the land. Her life, however, was a personally unhappy one; she failed in her attempts to destroy the church, and her end remains a mystery" (ANB). Very good, minor soiling, title inked in along top margin.
  • $750
La filosofia en la Nueva España [bound with] Treinta sofismas i un buen argumento del señor doctor D. Agustin de la Rosa.

La filosofia en la Nueva España [bound with] Treinta sofismas i un buen argumento del señor doctor D. Agustin de la Rosa.

Rivera, Agustín [1 lv], 402 pp.; [1 lv], 210 pp. 8vo. Two rare works by Agustin Rivera on the the merits of intellectual life during the Colonial Mexico, the first, which began what would be a continued and bitter controversy over the history of Philosophy in Mexico, and the second a response to criticism by his chief antagonist, Agustin de la Rosa (1824-1907). 1. Rivera, Agustín. La filosofia en la Nueva España: o sea Disertacion sobre el atraso de la Nueva España en las ciencias filosoficas, precedida de dos documentos. Lagos: V. Veloz a cargo de A. Lopez Arce, 1885. 8vo. [1 lv], 402 pp. First edition. Palau 270170. "Rivera's La Filosofía en la Nueva España is almost an anthology of "testimonios" or evidence; that is, a collection of extensive annotations and citations of the documents, organized chronologically and topically. The main thesis is that scholastic philosophy was backward, biased against Modern philosophy, and mediocre. It points out that there were no philosophers of stature during the period, not even the Jesuits who, when we look at the actual documents turn out not to have taught modern science at all but the Aristotelian physics in disguise. For instance, Rivera continues, a 1764 physics syllabus from the Colegio de Santo Tomás de Guadalajara shows that "they taught the first causes, the virtues of the secondary causes, the supernatural operations, the sacrament of the Eucharist, eternity, and everything else but Physics. Said program, in addition, demonstrates ignorance of logic and modern metaphysics . It is stated in history that the Jesuits were at the educational vanguard in Nueva España schools. And if they taught such things, what did they teach in the rearguard?"* [with] 2. Rivera, Agustín. Treinta sofismas i un buen argumento del señor doctor D. Agustin de la Rosa, canónigo honorario de la Catedral de Guadalajara: al impugnar el libro "La filosofía en la Nueva España" en su periódico "La religión y la sociedad": opúsculo de polémica. Lagos: Impreso A. Lopez Arce, 1887. 8vo. [1 lv], 210 pp. First edition. Palau 270171. Agustin answers his chief critic, Agustin de la Rosa, who published this response in "La Religión y la sociedad: Periódico religioso, político, científico y literario [ Guadalajara: 1865-1888]. Agustin de la Rosa would go on to further answer Rivera with a short treatise, "praising Colonial philosophy, and pointing to its influence in education. He argued that the reason for the lack of philosophers of stature during the Colonial period was not because of a lack of talent or of backwardness, but because scholasticism was a philosophical school that had been introduced to Nueva España centuries after it had reached its pinnacle in Europe, and because its practitioners in the New World lacked the time and resources to teach it or to fully develop its implications."* * See: Oscar R Marti: "Breaking with the past: philosophy and its history in Latin America" in The Role of History in Latin American Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives ( Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005) p. 90-91. Agustín Rivera y Sanromán (1824-1916) was a priest, historian, and prolific Mexican writer. Both are very uncommon. We could locate none at auction on the leading auction record sites. A good copy, extremities worn, front joint separating, chip at head of spine, rear marbled paper worn through and chipped, minor marginal dampstain to a last leaves, contents clean, crisp, and unmarked. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt
  • $300
[Broadside] [Nomination for Election in May

[Broadside] [Nomination for Election in May, 1776] At a General Assembly of the governor and Company of the colony of Connecticut, holden at New-Haven on the 2d Thursday of October, Anno Dom. 1775. The gentlemen, nominated by the votes of the freemen, to stand for election in May next

[American Revolution] [Connecticut] 1 sheet. 24 [of 33] cm. "The Gentlemen, nominated by the votes of the Freemen, to stand for Election in May next, as sent in to the General Assembly, holden at New-Haven on the second Thursday of October, 1775, viz. The Honorable Jonathan Trumbull, Esq.; The Honorable Matthew Griswold, Esq.; Jabez Hamlin, Esq.; Elisha Sheldon, Esq.; Eliphalet Dyer, Esq.; Jabez Huntington, Esq.; William Pitkin, Esq.; Roger Sherman, Esq.; Roger Sherman, Esq.; Abraham Davenport, Esq.; William Samuel Johnson, Esq.; Joseph Spencer, Esq.; Oliver Wolcott, Esq.; Samuel Huntington, Esq.; Mr. Richard Law; Col. William Williams; Col. Erastus Wolcott; Col. Samuel Holden Parsons; Mr. Daniel Sherman; Mr. Silas Dean; Mr. Titus Hosmer." The seat of Governor was won by Jonathan Trumbull (1710-1785), a friend and advisor of George Washington) who was one of only two colonial governors to continue in office after the Revolutionary War. The others elected were Matthew Griswold, Deputy Governour; while Jabez Hamlin, Elisha Sheldon, Eliphalet Dyer, Jalez Huntington, William Pitkin, Roger Sherman, Abrain Davenport, Joseph Spencer, Oliver Wolcott, Samuel Huntington, Richard Law, and William Williams, were chosen Assistants (see Peter Force: American Archives: 1844 4th series Vol. 5 (1844) p. 1604. Ascribed, by Bristol, to the press of Timothy Green of New London; but more likely printed at New Haven by Thomas and Samuel Green. Not in Johnson, H.A. New London. We could locate only one at auction at the American Art Auctions sales of the library of James Trumbull in 1921. ESTC locates copies at American Antiquarian Society, Library of Congress, and Connecticut Historical Society. Evans 42793 (Shipton & Mooney). Bristol; B3947. Top edge torn away thus lacking the state seal and title above it (about 10 cm.), lower title lacking a few words of title, folded, light soiling, a few small tears and chips.
  • $500
[ALS] Political Letter to Duff Green

[ALS] Political Letter to Duff Green, Newspaper Publisher, About Andrew Jackson and the Success of the Hickory Clubs

[3] pp. Bifolium. with integral address. 7.5 x 12 inches. A wonderful and lengthy political letter from William Snowden, Jackson supporter and son of Pittsburgh Mayor John Maugridge Snowden, to Gen. Duff Green in Washington, owner and editor of the United States Telegraph, a pro-Jackson paper. Snowden discusses the political climate in Pittsburgh and the great success of the Hickory Clubs, the pro-Jackson political organization that would change the course of American electoral campaigns. Contrary to his initial suspicion, Snowden had recently come to believe that there were many Jacksonians in his midst. "We are going on handsomely here. Hickory Clubs are being organized thro' the whole county as well as in the City. These clubs form so many points round which the friends of Jackson may rally in the respective districts and concentrate their forces. At the meeting of the Hickory Club for the West Ward of the City a committee was appointed to ascertain the number of votes in the Ward friendly to the good cause and to report their names to the Club. This duty was performed. Out of 800 qualified voters in the Ward the committee reported the names of 603 persons favorable to Jackson. I give you this fact for your private information, not for publication. The Club for the East Ward appointed a committee for a similar purpose." Snowden proceeds to elaborate on a meeting held at the Court House, "to discuss the provisions of the proposed Tariffs and the amendment of Mr. Mallory. The meeting was called at 11 o'clock in the morning on a market day when the friends of Jackson who are principally mechanics, manufacturers, and shopkeepers could not attend." Despite the sinister intentions of the opposition, Snowden surmised that the meeting did no harm to their cause, insisting that "The new Tariff is popular with us." Signed and dated Pittsburgh, March 14, '28, Wm, Snowden. William Snowden (ca. 1805- after 1829) was a frequent correspondent of Green (see Green's letter books). He had accompanied Jackson to Washington after his visit to Pittsburgh and having studied law, was looking for a clerkship in Washington. His father's letter to Jackson describes him as possessing "a good address, some talents and is a young man of steady habits." After 1829 there are no further references to him, except a note that he died young, which must most likely have been the case since he does not show up among any Jackson appointments despite his recommendation by his father and his friendship with Green. (Centennial Volume of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, PA., 1784-1884, First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Wm. G. Johnston & Co., Printers, pp. 203). Duff Green (1791-1875) bought the Telegraph in 1826, using it as a platform to support Jackson, and later became a member of Jackson's Kitchen Cabinet though they had a falling out when Green used the Telegraph to openly support Calhoun in his dispute with Jackson. Very good, extremities worn, seal torn, affecting a few words, light soiling and dampstaining, contents clean otherwise.
[Three Typed Letters Signed] Dean Rusk on the Soviet Union

[Three Typed Letters Signed] Dean Rusk on the Soviet Union, Iraq, Cuba, and George Bush

[3] pp. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Three letters answering questions from three different individuals about the time Rusk's memoirs, "As I saw it," were published. On University of Georgia, School of Law stationary, dated August 2 and September 11, 1991. Signed by Rusk. On Cuba: "I can only speculate about the future of Cuba. We are in a situation in which Soviet support for Cuba is being sharply reduced. This cannot help but have a fundamental impact upon Cuba. We see no evidence thus far that Castro is willing to make a compromise to repair the situation with OAS and the United States." On Iraq: "American military forces in the Middle East were there to carry out the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. These resolutions did not extend to the intrusion into the internal affairs of Iraq which would have been necessary to depose Saddam Hussein." On the Soviet Union: "I think it is clear that the Soviet Union is less of a military threat today than it has been in the past. Mr. Gorbachev seems determined to cut down on his military forces and to draw back to the Soviet Union important elements of these forces which have been stationed in Eastern Europe, particularly in Germany. We have now put behind us more than 47 years since a nuclear weapon has been fired in anger. During the worst of the Cold War years, we and the Soviet Union accepted tacitly that a nuclear war must not occur. With a little luck we can extend that 45 years indefinitely into the future." "There is a margin of danger to the United States in the situation in the Soviet Union. If substantial numbers of nuclear weapons should fall into irresponsible hands, that could possibly give rise to their use by someone in the Soviet Union for a first strike capability. We have put more than 45 years behind us since a nuclear weapon has been fired in anger, and we must do all we can to keep it that way. Thus far, we have had assurances that we need from the Soviet leaders about the control of nuclear weapons, but it is a matter which we must watch very carefully." On George Bush [Sr]: "On the whole, I support President Bush and Secretary Baker in their handling of foreign affairs. President Bush has some special talents with regard to foreign policy because of his own past experience as ambassador to China, the United Nations and as head of the Central Intelligence Agency." "I am a Democrat who generally supports President Bush in his foreign policy. He seems to have acted sensibly and has kept the rhetoric muted. My general approval of his foreign policy does not extend to his domestic policy, which I think is sadly lacking." David Dean Rusk (1909-1994) was United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, serving through most of the Vietnam War, which led to estrangement from his son and to a nervous breakdown after retirement. In 1970 Rusk returned to teaching international law at the University of Georgia, again retiring in 1984. Rusk was blind by the time these letters were written as can be seen in his nearly illegible scrawl.
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[Autograph Letter Signed] From a Union Soldier Stationed at Seneca Creek in the Fall of 1862

[4] pp. Bifolium. 7.5 x 9.5 inches. October 13th, 1862, from "Charley", who tells his father about what his life has been like in Seneca Creek, Maryland, where he expects his Company will be stationed for some time. The previous Friday, they had marched to Edwards Ferry to guard a pontoon Bridge. They were there for two days, when they heard rumor of a "Rebel Raid of Cavalry. trying to get back to Virginia. we were ordered back here again as it was expected they would try to cross here and take the Provisions with them. But they crossed about a mile above here our troops being about two hours late to stop them." Charley shares some news about his encounters with higher ranking officers, including his march with Lieutenant Blodgett, who was unwell and "kept his face to the front though did not see him look around to his company once we had a great laugh about it yesterday.The Captain arrived here yesterday he was the first man that passed over the road since the Rebels, he had to pay a man eight dollars to fetch him from Bulls Bluff only fifteen miles he expected to find us at Harpers Ferry the reason of him going to Bulls Bluff." He also tells his father about the resignation of his Company's Lieutenant Colonel, and how it was ". much to the gratification of both officers and men for he was tight all the time don't see how he ever got to the office for it was on account of being drunk all the time that he got discharged from the regular service." Charley was likely from Vermont, as he describes Maryland as a place where ". fruit can be had with no work. get the Yankees here and they will fill their pockets pretty quick. But Maryland is not Vermont." The 10th Vermont Infantry, commanded by Colonel Albert Burton Jewett, served guard duty along the Potomac from Edward's Ferry to Muddy Branch until Oct. 11 and at Seneca Creek until Nov. 13, 1862. About very good, minor soiling along edges and folds, contents faded, but clean.
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Archive of Russian émigré Anthropologist, Photographer, Teacher. Over 600 images & 1000 card entries & 45 artifacts

Eugene Golomshtok (born Eugenii Alexandrovich Golomshtok, Russia, 1897-1950) was a Russian émigré anthropologist, photographer, and authority on permafrost. He studied archaeology with Bruno Adler in Russia before he received his MA from University of California at Berkeley in 1923, where he was also the photographer of Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, studied under Speck at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in the late 1920 where is he received his Ph.D. in 1935. In 1933 he was one of a few young anthropologists who were allowed to travel and study in Leningrad, and was part of a joint team of the University of Pennsylvania and the State Academy for the History of Material Culture, Leningrad excavating Esske-Kermen, one of the 'cave cities' in the Crimea which had been identified with Douros, the old capital of the Goths. He taught courses in the Anthropology and Archaeology of Siberia at Columbia University. Golomshtok's photographs can be found in a number of Museums. In 1938, he published his 1935 dissertation, a highly praised survey 'The Old Stone Age in European Russia' which he hoped would be of interest to the who did not read Russian. At the time of his early death he was engaged in a study of permafrost and at work on the compilation of an Arctic Encyclopedia for naval use (The Encyclopedia Arctica was a proposed 20-volume reference work on the northern arctic and subarctic regions, funded from 1947-1951). The archive relates to the many facets of his career: photographer, teacher, and researcher in anthropology, ethnography, folklore, the Russian and Arctic regions. Contents: I. Glass Slides: 319 glass slides, some original, though most are likely taken from Russian books and publications, concerning Russian anthropology. The collection includes general views of a variety of locations, such as Altai and Afanasievo, as well as a series of regional maps. Additionally, there are many slides depicting regional pottery and other artifacts, burial sites, and Neolithic fishing tools. Slides are divided into groups: one numbered 1-233 (*with 16 missing*); 25 named slides, 31 unlabeled, 33 split into Roman Numeral derived categories, 15 with silvercasing, and 8 duplicates. Three sets of notes on index cards are included. The first provides notes for slides numbered 84-103, and the second references the maps, people, pottery, homes, trees, and roads. The third set is an unlabeled reference. II. Photographs: Seven small black and white images (2 copies of each), primarily of artifacts. III. Film Negatives Over 300 35mm black and white negatives divided between ten packs. The collection contains several original images of landmarks and people, but most of the content is derived from books or exhibits; a number of which are in the slide series. IV. Card Catalogs:: 5 Boxes, 4 containing bibliographies, and the other a Yakut glossary. (1) "Arctic Institute Bibliography Permafrost": Contains over 200 entries, typed & alphabetized, on the topic of permafrost, and its impact on infrastructure, economics, seismology, and surveying. (2) "Arctic Institute Suggestions": Contains more than 300 typed & handwritten entries. Includes notes on paper with additional titles, as well as printed call slips from the New York Public Library, and one from the Library of Congress. (3) Unlabeled: Alphabetized bibliography containing over 200 entries for titles pertaining to regional ethnography and folklore. Includes a Slavic translation card, and unsorted slips. (4) "Arctic Institute Completed Entries" Contains over 100 duplicate entries from the box labeled "Arctic Institute Bibliography Permafrost." (5) "Yakut Glossary": Hundreds of terms and idioms, handwritten, including ceremonial language and geographical details. V. Lecture Notes: Approximately 70 loose large index cards, covering the topics of "Good Spirits of the Earth," Shamanism, the Yakut, and Abasy (Evil Spirits). VI. Manuscript Typed [Incomplete]: Contains pp. 24-39 with Appendix to III (pp. 17-33). "Story of the Shamanistic Call" (as told by Spiridon Gerassimov, a shaman of Mastax Ulus). The appendix includes five separate Shamanstic tales, with the last one being told by V.N. Alexander of the Sunar Ulus. VII. Artifacts: (1) 14 [porcelain or glass?] beads mounted on a cloth-covered board. (2) 6 pieces of fasteners and clasps, mounted to cloth-covered board. (3) 25 loose pieces consisting of rivets (4 are matching), buttons, and other incomplete components, many ornamental. Includes one rounded piece that feels like granite, and one heavier piece with a sculpted ram head. VIII. Publications 1. Golomshtok, Eugenii, Alexandrovich. "The Old Stone Age in European Russia." A Dissertation in Anthropology presented to the faculty of the Graduate School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. [University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1938]. Loss to spine, moderate soiling to wrappers, dampstained (DS) & browned contents. 2. Griaznov, M.P. & Golomshtok, Eugene A. "The Pazirik Burial of Altai" [Reprinted from the "American Journal of Archaeology" (Volume XXXVII, 1933, No. 1)]. 7 copies, light to moderate soiling, most DS, one front wrapper removed. IX. Miscellaneous Ephemera 1. Course Schedule. Columbia University in the City of New York. University Extension Department of Anthropology. "Afternoon and Evening Courses in Anthropology For Graduate and Undergraduate Credit, 1938-1939." Minor soiling along folds. Lists courses taught by Golomshtok. 2. Admission Tickets to lectures at the University Museum, Philadelphia Pa. Including Vilhajalmur Stefansson, Kirsopp Lake. X. Books, Periodicals, Offprints Approximately 75 items, most in good condition. many fair to poor with dampstaining at edges, browned, a few completely disbound. (1) English: 26 titles of which 5 are books concerning the Western U.S. including: James Owen Dorsey. "The Cegiha Language" The remainder are offprints. (2) French: 8 periodicals an
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Key to Rothermel’s Picture of Patrick Henry, Delivering his celebrated Speech in the House of Burgess of Virginia, in the Year 1765. [caption title]

[4 pp]. Illus. with b/w drawings. 4to. Page 1: Key to the figures depicted; p.2: Description of the painting; p.3: Object and Plan of the Institution. Art Union of Philadelphia; p.4: List of Officers; subscribers will receive the engraving. "In the early months of 1851, the managers of the Philadelphia Art Union decided to add a new feature to their plan: to commission annually an original painting from a prominent artist, have it engraved for subscribers, and award it as a prize. The managers of the art union undertook this project because they were, in the words of their resolution, 'deeply impressed with the utility, necessity, wisdom and moral influence of cherishing a national spirit, in the patronage of the Arts of Design, in the United States, and a national pride in the excellence of her living artists.' Perhaps Patterson's call for a truly American art, delivered at the end of December 1850, had helped spark interest in an art that was American in spirit and influence. Rothermel was selected to produce the first of these pictures. By January 1852, the seven-by-six-foot painting of Patrick Henry was complete, and the Art Union Reporter pronounced it a 'splendid effort of genius.' According to this pamphlet, Rothermel's painting commemorates that daring moment in 1765 when Patrick Henry, before the Virginia House of Burgesses, announced his resolutions in opposition to the Stamp Act, the first direct tax levied by the British parliament upon the American colonists who saw it as evidence of tyranny." (Husch: Something Coming: Apocalyptic Expectation and Mid-nineteenth-century American Painting, Univ. New England Press, 2000; pp 147-149). Scarce. OCLC show one, under a different title, at the NY Historical Society Library. There are also copies at the Hist. Soc. of Pennsylvania, UVA, and AAS. About very good, a few stab holes in margin, fore edge slightly rough, worming at inner margin, mainly on the rear and not affecting text, faint creasing. Self wrappers, printed on light green paper