of the late SHARON HEIST
I'm sure that many of you knew the late Ms. Heist. She was a historian/genealogist. For many years she owned and operated the Wild Rose Emporium. At one time she was a reporter for the Navaho Times and had a keen interest in the American Southwest and it's native peoples. She also did extensive research on the U.S.C.T. and is well known by those who follow that line of work.
Sadly Ms. Heist passed away in 2015 leaving her estate to the church who's members had cared for her during the illness that lead up to her death. The church was overwhelmed with the amount of historical documents, books, artifacts and collectibles that were now in their possession. Knowing nothing else to do with them they offered them for sale. I bought a large amount of these goods.
I never met Ms. Heist but knowing her to be a fellow historian I have strived to make sure that her legacy is given the respect it deserves. Many of her books are now in my library along with other research papers and artifacts but alas many of the remaining items are duplicates which I have no need for. Her interest were so varied that she covers many areas in which I have no interest. Therefor there is no need for me to keep them squirreled away when I can pass them on to others who will make better use of them.
I will endeavor to list the goods here. This will be a single page, you will have to scroll. I will attempt to limit the items to just a few a week so as not to overwhelm you. But I will give you fair warning. When this is done the list will be very, very long.
As I stated above some of the goods I will be listing I have little interest in said field. I will do my best to ask a fair or even under market price for them. Do not hesitate to "call me out" if I have something listed incorrectly or overpriced. I welcome your input and feel free to make an offer if you find my price to be unfair.
Some of the items you will find here in the weeks to come will be, books, some rare and valuable, some rare but surprisingly inexpensive. Some will be common but not readily available. Navaho rugs and saddle blankets, some made by renowned artisans other unidentified. Southwestern pottery made by well known acclaimed potters. Tin types, Many beaded leather goods such as moccasins but too many things to list now. A cabinet photo album from the Booth family, Yes that Booth family! No photos of the black sheep though.
With that said we will get to work.
Sorry, I did not mean to write a term paper.
"BOOTS & SADDLES"
1885 First edition. I am not a book grader. A hard core book grader would likely grade this copy poor to fair. As for it's actual use, it is a readable copy that does not have to be handled gently. The binding is tight as are the pages. There are no missing pages and no foxing.
From a historians point of view it's in good shape. You can read it without a cradle and not worry about damaging it. The original owner was Franklin Judge of Woodbridge, it is inscribed as a gift from his father on Christmas 1885.
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THE IMPENDING CRISIS OF THE SOUTH
1857 First edition. I am not a book grader. A hard core book grader would likely grade this copy poor to fair. As for it's actual use, it is a readable copy that does not have to be handled gently. The binding is tight as are the pages. There are no missing pages and no foxing. The pages are bright.
From a historians point of view it's in good shape. You can read it without a cradle and not worry about damaging it. The original owner was John W. Wood of Springfield Mass, he dated his signature as 1859.
I will post photos soon.
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Ahhh good old Ben, the hero of New Orleans. 1892 First edition. I am not a book grader. A hard core book grader would likely grade this copy poor to fair. As for it's actual use, it is a readable copy that does have to be handled gently. The front binding is tight, the rear loose but attached. The pages are tight. There are no missing pages and no foxing.
From a historians point of view it's in good shape. You can read it but I would use a cradle due to the loose back cover. It is easily repaired using library tape. I recommend repair as I do not feel this book valuable enough to have it rebound nor do I suspect it ever will be.
I will post photos soon.
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BOOTH FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM
This is something you will never likely see again. This is a cabinet card photo album which belonged to Albert F. Booth. It contains 30 cabinet cards. The question is, "What relation, if any is Albert to the famous Booth brothers"? Well I wish I knew. I believe it is a real possibility and here's why. #1. All of the young men in this photo album who are of age to be the next generation of Booths bear a striking resemblance to the famous Booth brothers. #2. I found one newspaper account from the right time and place that says that Albert was a music director. #3. The album has 15 photos of the most famous actors and opera stars of the day. You may find this hard to believe but opera stars of that time period were the equivalent of today's rock stars, only with fewer cars in the swimming pools. #4. One of these cabinet cards is of Edwin Booth which commonly sells for $150.00, it is one of his rarer poses dressed as Hamlet. There are also 2 newspaper clippings regarding the death of Annie L. Cary, one of the most popular of the opera stars.
I believe there are 5 maybe 6 cabinet cards of Adelina Patti, said to have been second in popularity only to Jenny Lind. I believe her to be the most photographed women of the 19th century. I have not been able to find any of the poses in this album anywhere else! She lived until 1919 and was recorded. You can still buy her album today.
I will be the first to admit that there is nothing conclusive about the evidence presented here. But I would not be surprised at all to find that Albert is a cousin to Edwin and that he has some ties to the Booth Theater in NY. But speculation is not proof therefor I will only ask the price of the famous photos and disregard the possibility of a John F. Booth connection. I will post photos of each very soon. I have not I.D.ed all of the actors and singers. I believe I have at least one of Kronold.
The value of the album itself is very little. You could find it in any antique store with no photos for $20 or less.
More information to come soon.
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