AE Monthly

Articles - October - 2004 Issue

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CANADA'S PATRIOT STATESMAN. The Life & Career of The Right Honorable Sir John A. Macdonald. Based on The Work Of Edmund Collins, Revised With Additions To Date, by G. Mercer Adam. This one has had a haircut. It was $25. There are 25 copies for sale and they range in priced from a resigned $4.50 to a hopeful $105.45.

[Defoe, Daniel, after] The Little Robinson Crusoe, 1856. In 1982 the price was $25. Today there is one copy available for $60.

Proceedings Of The NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONVENTION OF YOUNG MEN, Which Assembled In The City Of Washington, May 7, 1832. The price was $20. Today there are 4 copies for sale and they range from $90 to $250.

PATHFINDER RAILWAY GUIDE FOR THE New England States. No. 4. From Sept. 3 to Oct. 1, 1849. There are no exact duplicates but it seems to sell for $200 to $300 today. Mr. Leach's copy was $15.

The TRUE HISTORY OF THE UNFORTUNATE Loves Of Mary Caroline Austin & Edgar Worthington; With the Full Particulars Of Their Awful Suicide (Supposed To Be Murder) the Trial of Worthington For That Crime, His Condemnation & Delivery From Prison by the People; His Escape, After Being Twice Shot Down by the Officers, His Recapture, Dying Speech & Execution For Murder; His Wonderful Preservation From Death On the Gallows, by an Ingenious Surgical Operation, & His Final Death by The Hands Of Richard Austin, In California. [1855]. Not a single copy is available on ABE. It was $125 then. I'm going to add this to my automated "wants list." When it shows up I'll be interested.

SPEECHES & OTHER PROCEEDINGS AT THE Public Dinner In Honor Of The Centennial Anniversary Of Washington [1832]. This was $20 then. There is a dis-bound copy on ABE for $12.

REACH OFFICIAL AMERICAN LEAGUE BASE BALL GUIDE FOR 1921. The price in 1982 was $25.00. There is a precise duplicate available for 262.50.

The AMERICAN COMIC ALMANAC, FOR 1832, With Whims, Scraps, And Oddities. [1832] There are five copies one of which is a direct match for 1832. The others are for nearby years. The Leach copy was $75. You can replace it for $200.

Document signed by Abraham Lincoln. Appointment commission for William H.H. Allen as 'Additional Paymaster'. Document signed; 26th of Oct. 1864. Folio, printed on vellum, with engravings, completed in manuscript. Also signed by Stanton as Secretary Of War. Framed, in fine condition. On ABE the prices for similar but not identical items are $10,000+ while at auction they have sold in the recent past for $4,500. The price in 1982 was $1,200. President Lincoln signed his name often.

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