Any book signed by presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth would be intriguing, but one titled Rifles and Rifle Practice (1859) is positively spine-chilling. The book, featuring a gilt-stamped image of a solider on the front cover and containing diagrams, illustrations, and charts related to the art of shooting, clearly signals the impeding war. Indeed, Booth’s inscription, “John
Dallas, TX – An exceedingly rare parade lantern from Abraham Lincoln’s presidential election campaign is being offered in Heritage Auctions’ auction of the David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential and Political Americana, Part V June 22-23 in Dallas.
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