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Alexander Gardner Large Format Albumen Photographs of Washington, DC
Lot # 186 - Alexander Gardner Large Format Albumen Photographs of Washington, DC
Lot of 6 large format albumen photographs of Washington, DC landmarks by Alexander Gardner. Subjects include the White House from the northeast; the US Capitol from the northeast; the Treasury Building, from the southwest and from the north, the latter showing the newly completed North Wing and dated June 11, 1869, the Patent Office Building, and a building identified on the mount as Old War Department / Treasury Colonnade. White House photograph is 6.625 x 8.5 in., mounted, 12 x 15 in., others approx. 10 x 14 in. prints, mounted, approx. 15 x 19.75 in.
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Important Collection of Prescription Books from San Francisco, CA, Apothecaries and Family Druggists, T.P. Bevans & Co., 1850-1886
Lot # 356 - Important Collection of Prescription Books from San Francisco, CA, Apothecaries and Family Druggists, T.P. Bevans & Co., 1850-1886
Lot of 9 volumes. All in various sized ledger books with marbled paper covers and leather spines (mostly gone). About half with paper label of T.P. Bevans & Co., Apothecaries and Family Druggists, SE corner of Broadway & Stockton Street, San Francisco. One with label of John Bevans, Apothecary and Family Druggist, still at Broadway and Stockton, but the first part (with the corner information) rubbed off. Two are missing the front board with their labels.

Book 1, 8 x 12 in. May 30, 1850 - Sept. 20, Rx numbers 301-387; on page 9, there are no numbers, dated Sept. 23 - Oct. 1. Then after page 12, the numbering begins with 1 as do the page numbers; dated Aug. 25, 1851 to Oct. 9, 1852; prescription numbers 1 - 1566 (including another 301-387).

Book 2, 8.25 x 13.75 in.; label with "Prescriptions / Liber [book] B / 29 Oct. 1850 to 25 Aug. 1851." Rx numbers 2005 - 2993.

Book 3, 11 x 17 in., ca. Sept. 1, 1856 (numbers damaged, p. 2 starts with 3 Sept.) to 16 May 1859; Rx numbers 5015 - 10999. Hand-numbered pages to 232, last 1/4 or so not numbered.

Book 4, 8.5 x 13 in., front label with manuscript "Prescriptions / Liber [book] E / Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, 1854." Rx numbers 127-142, 156-2280; appears that two pages in back torn out, last entry Sept. 26.

Book 5, 11 x 13.5 in., front label indicates book F, Oct. 1, 1854 - Aug. 31, 1856. Starts over with Rx number 1. Missing pp. 239-293, Rx numbers 4020 to 4932. Last page numbered 297, last Rx # 5015.

Book 6, 11 x 17 in., Nov. 21, 1863 - 14 Apr. 1866; Rx numbers 22000-29728. 406pp (preprinted numbers). This one with John Bevans' label.

Book 7, 11 x 16 in., July 16, 1869 - Jan 4, 1874; Rx numbers 36011 - 44043.

Book 8, 10.5 x 16 in., no front cover. Jan 5, 1874 - Feb. 1, 1879; Rx numbers 44044 - 54800.

Book 9, 11 x 16 in., no front cover. Mar. 29, 1886 - Nov. 20, 1893. Rx numbers 80081 - 85026.

These entries are medical recipes and instructions for use. A few have last name of customer, but most do not. Most of these volumes also have notes written on blank endpapers and pastedowns, including a few customers' names. A couple have recipes affixed to front pastedown.

The medical recipes use plant extracts and chemicals. We think we recognize ingredients such as quinine and possibly morphine, but abbreviations are universal. Consignor indicates that some of these formulas include cannabis. There is plenty of research material in here for interested parties. Very few indicate the condition for which these are being prescribed, but there are certainly some indicators (is it taken by mouth, or a salve, for example).

According to a history of San Francisco Friends (Quakers), John and Thomas Bevan immigrated to San Francisco from England about 1850 (possibly drawn, as so many others, by Gold Rush opportunities). An ad in the Daily Alta California, May 9, 1851, advertised that the store had leeches, carbonate ammonia, tartaric acid, and a "general assortment of drugs and medicines." They were already at Broadway and Stockton. In 1862, John went into business with William Pickering, but that partnership dissolved in 1865. Both brothers appear in Directory listings for at least the next decade. (see )

The Bevan family in California appears to have been Quakers, since other immigrants known to have been Quakers stayed with them upon arrival. Silvanus Bevan (1691-1765) was a well known Quaker apothecary in London, and, although he had no surviving children, his brother, Timothy, did. Timothy's son, Silvanus had seven sons - the immigrants may have been descendants of one branch of this family or another, although we did not locate the entire family tree.
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W.H. Jackson Hayden Expedition Stereoviews of Yellowstone and the Tetons
Lot # 368 - W.H. Jackson Hayden Expedition Stereoviews of Yellowstone and the Tetons
Lot of 50, all on yellow mounts (half 4 x 7 in., half cabinet size) with the recto imprint Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories / Prof. F.V. Hayden, in charge, and with photo credit to William Henry Jackson.  Includes titles from the series Yellowstone National Park & Mammoth Hot Springs, Stereo Studies among the Grand Tetons of Snake River, Stereo Studies about Mt. Blackmore, M.T., and Stereo Studies among the Rocky Mountains. Housed in two period boxes with inked labels.
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Very Rare Southern Broadside Regarding a Personal Dispute in Mobile, 1839
Lot # 283 - Very Rare Southern Broadside Regarding a Personal Dispute in Mobile, 1839
A Southern-printed broadside regarding a dispute among two Mobile citizens. 8 x 8.5 in. Reading in full:

I feel it be due to the community in which I reside, to make the following brief statement. One Charles W. Ogden insulted a Lady under my protection -- although I gave him ample opportunity to retract, he persevered in his insult. Ascertaining that he was unworthy to be treated as a gentleman, I inflicted on him, in a public part of Mobile, the ignominious chastisement of the Cowhide. As he entertained the hope of wiping off his stigma, by publishing a Placard in relation to me, I desire the public to understand, that I have selected the Cowhide as an implement appropriate to his character; and that his base conduct has taken from him all claim to be treated as a gentleman. Any one whose curiosity may incline him to ascertain the facts, may obtain precise and full information from documents in possession of Gov. Gayle.

Mobile, April 30, 1839.
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Child's Buckboard Wagon in Old Red and Green Paint
Lot # 329 - Child's Buckboard Wagon in Old Red and Green Paint
American, late 19th-early 20th century. A child's buckboard or goat wagon in old, if not original, red and green paint, having a wooden box frame with iron hardware and featuring a long, axle-mounted pull handle, a spindled driver's seat, wooden wheels and spokes with black pin striping, and metal rims; ht. 28.25, wd. 26.5, lg. 41.5 in. (not including handle).
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Small Swirl Marbles
Lot # 372 - Small Swirl Marbles
A grouping of small swirl marbles in a variety of colors; largest dia. 5/8 in.
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Engraving of Marquis de Lafayette, 1824 Signed Presentation Copy
Lot # 155 - Engraving of Marquis de Lafayette, 1824 Signed Presentation Copy
A striking, full-length 1824 proof engraving of the Marquis de Lafayette, signed with a presentation inscription by the engraver, Jean Marie Leroux. Printed by Durand & Lauvé. Leroux made the engraving from an 1822 life-sized oil portrait of Lafayette by French artist Ary Scheffer. Scheffer presented his oil portrait to U.S. House of Representatives in 1824 during Lafayette’s 1824-25 farewell tour of the U.S. The portrait still hangs in the U.S. Capitol. 

The portrait depicts Lafayette standing in front of a simple landscape. Lafayette was the first foreign dignitary to address a joint meeting of the Congress. Further information below image provides Rue St. Victor, No. 9 et chez Chaillon, Md. D’Estampes, Rue St. honore, No. 140, 1824. Publicly marketed versions of this print begin with the words: “Paris: chez l’Auteur” which is lacking in this copy, indicating that this copy is an early proof and made before the print was marketed. Image size: 21 9/16 x 14 11/16 in., sheet size 25 7/8 x 17 ¾ in. (slightly larger than publicly marketed versions). Image is mounted to a larger canvass backing. The size of this print coupled with the engraver’s signed inscription make this a unique item.
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<i>Indian Supply Train, Ute Pass</i>, Albumen Photograph Attributed to Charles Weitfle
Lot # 377 - Indian Supply Train, Ute Pass, Albumen Photograph Attributed to Charles Weitfle
Albumen photograph, 9.75 x 13.25 in., on 16 x 16 in. mount, titled in the negative, 21 - Indian Supply Train, Ute Pass, and in pencil on the mount, near Manitou, Colorado.  Blindstamped No. 74 at upper left. Charles Weitfle of Central City, CO, produced a similar stereoview from the same vantage point but with the supply train headed in the opposite direction.
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American Miniature Portrait
Lot # 8 - American Miniature Portrait
American, 19th century. A portrait miniature of a man in a pendant frame, presented in a fitted case; ht. 2.75 in. 

This miniature is purported to be from the Mohawk Valley area of New York. 
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Bannerman Bayonet Candelabras
Lot # 133 - Bannerman Bayonet Candelabras
Lot of 2, both made of three Civil War-era German import socket bayonets, fashioned by Francis Bannerman and W. Stokes Kirk in the early 1900s.
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Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation, Early J.M. Forbes Copy, 1863
Lot # 208 - Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation, Early J.M. Forbes Copy, 1863
Abraham Lincoln. Proclamation of Emancipation by the President of the United States, January 1st, 1863. Boston: J.M. Forbes, 1863. 2.25 x 3.25 in., paper wrappers, 8pp. This miniature pamphlet is published with a quotation from Alexander H. Stephens on the front wrapper and with Andrew Jackson’s message: “To the Free Colored Inhabitants of Louisiana,” Sept. 21, 1814, on the rear wrapper. It was apparently published ca January 20, 1863, by Lincoln’s abolitionist friend, John Murray Forbes. We believe that this is a copy of the final proclamation (Eberstadt No. 15) rather than the comparable preliminary proclamation that was published a bit earlier by Forbes (Eberstadt No. 7), though it appears to be from the same press and with similar pale peach / light brown paper wrappers.
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