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The History of the Tournament in England and in France

Preserve for the Future - $850
This hidden gem of a first edition is full of rich history, not only of the chivalric contests of the Middle Ages that it analyzes, but also of the history of the Smithsonian Institution and book history. Delving into the nitty-gritty of the sport over its half-millennium history, this book...Read More
Drinking cups, dippers and dog whistles from the manufacturing firm.

Lalance & Grosjean

Preserve for the Future - $600
This 1885 trade catalog includes illustrations, descriptions, and prices for hundreds of metal tablewares, kitchen utensils, and plumbing fixtures produced by the New York firm of Lalance & Grosjean Manufacturing Co. The company, started by French immigrants Charles Lalance and...Read More
Cover of Leslie's Photographic Review of the Great War

Leslie's Photographic Review of the Great War

Preserve for the Future - $650
Leslie's Weekly was an American illustrated literary and news magazine founded in 1852 and published until 1922. This special publication includes many photographs, illustrations, and stories culled from its coverage of World War I. It features a section written by General John J. Pershing about...Read More
The Original Patriots

The Original Patriots

Build the Collection - $250
Inspired by family trips to veterans’ reunions and his own grandfather’s whispered recollections, author Chag Lowry presents the oral histories of 58 Native American men and women who served in World War II. Lowry offers background information on reservations, rancherias, and boarding schools in...Read More