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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.



A BIRD CAME DOWN THE WALK. (Broadside.) by Dickinson, Emily

New York: Poet's Guild, 1925. 1st separate edition, broadside. Published in "The Unbound Anthology" series by The Poet's Guild in New York City. Also known as "The Christodora Broadsides." Exceptionally elusive and very scarce...

From Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)

$200.00


BEFORE YOU THOUGHT OF SPRING. (Broadside.) by Dickinson, Emily

New York: Poet's Guild, 1925. 1st separate edition, broadside. Published in "The Unbound Anthology" series by The Poet's Guild in New York City. Also known as "The Christodora Broadsides." Exceptionally elusive and very scarce...

From Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)

$200.00


[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

$1,875.00


Older Love (Signed Broadside Poem) by Harrison, Jim and Others

Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press, 1999. SIGNED by both Jim Harrison and illustrator Philip Levine. Of an edition of 276, numbered 1-200 and lettered A to Z, 50 copies hors commerce, this is number 70/200. This poem was the 1st of Harrison...

From Dale Steffey Books

$325.00


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


Where is Vietnam? (broadside) by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. Where Is Vietnam? San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1965. First edition, first printing. Broadside (8½ x 14"). Published in 1965 – a decisive and important year in the development of the Vietnam War – Lawrence Ferlinghetti...

From Poetic Justice Books and Arts

$400.00


From Geo-Bestiary (Signed Broadside Poem) by Harrison, Jim

Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press, 1998. One of 500 copies printed, this copy on fine paper and SIGNED by Jim Harrison. Created in commemoration of the publication of "The Shape of the Journey: Collected & New Poems". Addition...

From Dale Steffey Books

$225.00


Benjamin Franklin Statue Inauguration Broadside & Memorial Book

This is a unique pairing of items related to the statue of Benjamin Franklin sculpted by Richard Greenough and erected in Boston, MA in 1856. The highlight of this lot is the scarce 1856 broadside that was printed in the inauguration procession as it trav...

From CraigsClassics

$675.00


BROADSIDE: From Geo-Bestiary (SIGNED) by Harrison, Jim

Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1998. limited. Very Good/None. SIGNED. Port Townsend, Washington Copper Canyon Press 1998 Limited Edition One Sheet Illustrated Suzuki Shonen, Very Fine. No Jacket, As Issued Broadside Poem. 10" x 11" SI...

From Monroe Street Books

$438.00


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


The Evil Companions Literary Award 1999 Broadside by Harrison, Jim

NP, 1999. SIGNED by Author Jim Harrison. Very Fine, this copy is archivally matted and framed under glass in black metal frame, wired and ready-to-hang. * Because of glass and frame I would reccomend Priority shipping option.*. SIGNED. First Edition. One ...

From Dale Steffey Books

$135.00


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


Aurora Beacon Newspaper Broadside Extra, Great Chicago Fire

Aurora Beacon, Aurora, Illinois, 1871; 6 1/4" x 9". Aurora, Illinois Beacon Extra from Monday, Oct. 9, 1871, reporting the Great Chicago Fire, which began the night previous. Describes the scene as Beacon reporters rushed to Chicago early that...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books

$425.00


Photogravure Broadside - THE WHOLE PRESENT SYSTEM..... by Whitman, Walt

Brookline, MA: David R, Godine A handsome broadside, 22" w x 31" h, featuring a 15" h x 20 ' w photogravure, printed by Joh. Enschede, Zonen, Haarlem, Holland, portraying a Civil War encampment with wounded soldiers resting beneath t...

From Dale Steffey Books

$500.00


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