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Rare Broadsides Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Broadsides are large pieces of paper with text printed only on the front side, and they have historically had many different uses. Broadsides became particularly popular during the American Revolution, as they were used to quickly notify citizens and soldiers of changing events. Of course, broadsides are not only used for wartime proclamations. They have often used as community or government issued notices, as well as ways to advertise various entertainment events, particularly plays and operas. Another popular use for broadsides has been the printing of poetry, often accompanied by illustrations and the signature of the poet, and these items make great gifts and wonderful works of art.



The Grand Central Park Menagerie in Conjunction with Den Stone’s Circus and Troupe of Indian Equestrians! Including the Iroquois Tribe of Warriors, Panoramic Scenes, Hippodramatic Spectacles, and the Grecian Gymnasium; Together with All the Classic Sports, Exercises Stone, Feats &c. 1873 by Stone, Dennison W., Barnum, Henry; Ellingham, R

A double-sided herald (27 ½ in. x 10 ½ in.) advertising Den Stone's circus on one side and a wild west show on the other side, which took place in Norwich on Friday, June 27, 1873. A herald was a broadside-type advertisement distributed in advance of an...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$4,000.00


BOSTON MUSEUM SECOND WEEK OF J. WILKES BOOTH THE EMINENT YOUNG TRAGEDIAN by John Wilkes Booth

[Booth, John Wilkes] BOSTON MUSEUM SECOND WEEK OF J. WILKES BOOTH THE EMINENT YOUNG TRAGEDIAN, Who has been honored by the attendance of LARGE AND ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCES, AND WILL APPEAR This Tuesday Evening, May 3, 1864, IN SHAKESPEARE'S PLAY OF ROMEO AN...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$3,500.00


AN ORDER of the COMMONS ASSEMBLED in PARLIAMENT concerning all such persons as have come in from the Kings quarters, before the first of this instant. Die Mercurii, 17. Decembr. 1645. by ENGLISH CIVIL WAR.:

London, printed for Edward Husband, printer to the Honorable House of Commons, at the signe of the Golden Dragon in Fleetstreet, December 18. 1645.. BROADSIDE WITH ORNAMENTAL BORDER. Text to recto only, 1645, approximately 29 x 20.5 cm, 11½ x 8½ inches...

From Roger Middleton

£2,500.00


Bryant’s Opera House 23rd Street, Between 6th & 7th Avenues, (Nearly Opposite Booth’s Theatre.) Eighteenth Season of the World-Famous Bryant’s Minstrels Organized 1857. by Bryant, Dan

Bryant's Opera House 23rd Street, Between 6th & 7th Avenues, (Nearly Opposite Booth's Theatre.) Eighteenth Season of the World-Famous Bryant's Minstrels Organized 1857. The Felicity Will Eventuate at 8 O'Clock, With the Following Programme. Part First.—...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$3,000.00


The Oxford Almanack for the Year of Our Lord God MDCCXXI. by M. Burghers

The Oxford Almanack for the Year of Our Lord God MDCCXXI. M. Burghers, Sculpt. Univ. Oxon. Broadside almanack with a copper engraving as a headpiece, sheet 76 cm x 54 cm, image 48.5 cm x 44 cm, the image is above the calendar, the University engraver's s...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$2,500.00


WORKINGMEN! Can you afford to work as cheap as the Chinese? If so, vote for JAMES A. GARFIELD. by Employers' Union, Lynn Massachusetts

Garfield, James] WORKINGMEN! Can you afford to work as cheap as the Chinese? If so, vote for JAMES A. GARFIELD. Probably Lynn, Mass., January 1880. 28 cm x 22 cm. Printed on diaphanous paper. This rare surviving broadside for the presidential campaign of ...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$2,500.00


LANDS IN UPPER CANADA, To Be Disposed of by the Canada Company. Incorporated by Royal Charter and Act of Parliament, in 1826; Map of the townships of Upper Canada; Climate, Soil, and Productions of Upper Canada ... by Canada Company

London: Marchant, Printer, Ingram-Court, 1831. Broadside, 56.5 cm x 41.3 cm, map portion measures 24 cm x 39 cm. Map inset: "Huron Tract / Belonging to the / Canada Company," 2 tables of distance, reference to the townships in Niagara District. ...

From Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB

CA$2,500.00


The Oxford Almanack for the Year of Our Lord God MDCCLV. by Samuel Wale

[Almanac] The Oxford Almanack for the Year of Our Lord God MDCCLV. With an etched allegorical headpiece, etched by John Green after a design by Samuel Wale, under which is "The Regal Table Since the Conquest," on the left-hand side; and, "The Officers of ...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$1,750.00


[BROADSIDES] AMERICAN POETRY PORTFOLIO by GINSBERG, Allen; UPDIKE, John; STAFFORD, William; PASTAN, Linda McHUGH, Heather; NEMEROV, Howard; HEYEN, William; DAVISON, Scott

Dallas: Northouse & Northouse, 1981. First Edition. broadsides. Fine in case as issued. A collection of 8 folio broadsides and title page ranging in size from 13" x 17" to 13" x 19" and printed on heavy paper of various colors wi...

From Charles Agvent

$1,250.00


Red Cross Service Flag by AMERICAN RED CROSS

United States: Red Cross, 1919. Poster. (36 x 19cm) Color printed on one side. Red graphic cross on white background with double blue border. Type in like blue. Verso blank. Some toning to white background, minor edgewear and minor foxing. Small pinhole ...

From The Beautiful American

$1,000.00


An Enquiry into the Occasional Conformity Bill by the Author of the True Born English-man by Defoe, Daniel

1704. Disbound, pp.14. The second reissue of "An Enquiry into Occasional Confirmity (1702), one of a group of pamphlets on the Dissenters which obtained a great deal of trouble for its author. Extremely scarce. In fair condition with one loose leaf and on...

From Northern Lights Rare Books

£750.00


HIS MAJESTIES DECLARATION to all his loving subjects, to preserve inviolable the securities by him given for moneys, and the due course of payments thereupon in the receipt of the Exchequer . by King Charles ll.:

In the Savoy, [i.e. London]. Printed by the Assigns of John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1667.. BROADSIDE, Whitehall, this 18th day of June 1667. Approximately 360 x 275 mm, 14 x 11 inches. Slightly creased,...

From Roger Middleton

£750.00


Broadside. Begins: "Petition for the Laird of Kilravock and others the vassals of Lovat.... by (Simon “The Fox” Fraser). Lovat (Scotland). Tenants

[Edinburgh, ca. 1702]. Folio. [1] p.. The tenants of the Lovat estate petition for a delay in producing the writs and securities of their holdings, as the protracted dispute between the Lovat family and the infamous Capt. Simon Fraser of Beaufort (who att...

From Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)

$975.00


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