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    Ulysses S. Grant: Rare Grant Inaugural Reception Invitation Proof. 12" x 9.75", Philps & Solomons, Washington, D. C. (printers). Incredibly rare proof for the invitation to Grant's inauguration reception held on March 4, 1869. The design is filled with patriotic iconography including a bust of Grant in the Roman style above which is written "Let Us Have Peace", Winged Victory, Columbia, and after the upheaval of the Civil War, vignettes of "swords into plow shares" and the horn of plenty to reflect upon healing the nation and moving forward. A very rare, perhaps unique item from Grant's inaugural. The paper has toned and there is a damp stain over a large portion of the scene, otherwise it is in very good condition.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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