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Nelly was a Lady

by Foster, Stephen Collins

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Published
1895
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Fine
Edition
Later printing
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Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1895. Later printing. Flexible 'Ivorine'. Fine. A gift binding, beautifully illustrated and designed, one of Stephen Foster's early musical compositions. This edition is not recorded in OCLC. OCLC 13422575 cites an earlier edition, published by Nims and Knight in Troy. Joseph Knight went out on his own in about 1892, located… Read more
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Famous Colonial Houses. 1941 Calendar

by [R. P]

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Very good overall
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$175.00

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Very good overall. Colorful calendar with titled cover sheet, with all 12 months, each illustrated with a woodblock house view, with block color. The charming woodblock images of these important American houses include: Bruton Parish Church, 1710, Williamsburg, Va; Mount Vernon, Virginia; Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia; The John Paul Jones House, 1732, Portsmouth, NH; John… Read more
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Picturesque America; Or, The Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil..

by Bryant, William Cullen

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Published
1872
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Very good
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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Hardcover. Very good. "of The Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of our Country". Folio, 2 volumes. Volume I: 568 pp, b&w frontis, b&w illus throughout. Brown buckram cover with half dark brown leather. Decorative gilt title on cover. Gilt decorated raised… Read more
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1872 American Passport, signed by Hamilton Fish and Fernando Yznaga

by Fish, Hamilton; Fernando Yznaga

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Published
1872
Condition
Very good condition
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$350.00

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Washington DC: Bureau of Engraving & Printing, 1872. Very good condition. A beautiful engraved American passport on watermarked paper, the watermark consisting of a large banner titled 'Department of State', above the American eagle and "E Pluribus Unum". Signed by Fernando A. Yznaga (1850 - 1901) at the lower left, and by Hamilton… Read more
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School copybook, includes exchange calculations for converting "New England currency" to federal money

by Wood, Alexander

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Published
1829
Condition
Good - condition
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$650.00

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Westport, Mass, 1829. Wraps. Good - condition. A fascinating New England copybook consisting primarily of mathematics exercises, carefully copied out in copperplate calligraphy by Alexander Wood, which includes numerous examples of how to exchange local currencies into "federal money". There are 10 cases of exchange rates; Case 1 states, "To reduce lawful money of the… Read more
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This House of Sky. Landscapes of a Western Mind

by [Montana] Doig, Ivan

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Published
1978
Condition
Very good + condition
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$35.00

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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Hardcover. Very good + condition. One of the five best books written on Montana. Quarter green cloth and cream paper covered boards. In the original pictorial dust jacket, not price clipped, very bright, now in mylar protective wrapper.
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review. Vol XXI, July to December 1847, New Series

by Kettell, Thomas Prentice ed

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Published
1847
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Good + overall
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$75.00

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New York, 1847. Hardcover. Good + overall. Subjects include the War with Mexico (Mexican American War, p514 - 524), Washington Irving (p488), Railroads (p338), conditions of China (p397), and Peru (p129) The Mexican War article, titled "Incidents of the War" recommends Captain W. S. Henry's work titled, 'Campaign Sketches of the War with Mexico'. 8vo, 568… Read more
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image of Metropolitan Life Unveiled; or the Mysteries and Miseries of America's Great Cities, embracing New York, Washington City, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and New Orleans

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St. Louis, MO: Anchor Publishing Co., 1882. Hardcover. Good + overall. Controversial period literature describing the 5 cities and "unmasking social evils" therein. "...[T]hey [descriptions] are not prompted by pessimistical reflections but rather to show the dark and ominous sides of national life..." Topics covered include: prostitution, polygamy, gold mines and mining, social conditions, the rich, the… Read more
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$95.00
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Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War

by Harris, Joes Chandler

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Published
1898
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Good + overall
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$45.00

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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1898. Hardcover. Good + overall. Stories entitled, "How Whalebone cause a wedding; The Colonel's "Nigger Dog"; A Belle of St. Valerien; A Baby in the Siege; The Comedy of War; An Ambuscade..." 8vo, 417pp, gold cloth boards with gilt title on spine and front, and black decoration on front cover, 4 ills.… Read more
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Voyages And Travels Or Scenes In Many Lands. Volumes I & II

by De Colange, Leo ed

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Published
1887
Condition
Very good condition
Edition
First edition
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$225.00

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Boston: E. W. Walker, 1887. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Two small folio volumes, profusely illustrated with 850 wonderful steel and wood engravings, the plates very bright and clean. Volume I devoted primarily to Europe: France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Spain; Volume II to Africa, India, China, Japan, Great Britain and the United States. … Read more
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Meadville, Pa: The Chautauqua Press, 1887. Wraps. Good condition. Complete monthly issue with a profile of Sojourner Truth, by Harriet Carter (pp 477 - 480): "Sojourner was a strong advocate of the reform movements of her day. "I go in for agitatin" was a favorite expression with her" (p479). Small folio, Vol VII, No.… Read more
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The Port Folio. Third Series. Volume 2

by Oldschool, Oliver

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Published
1813
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Good + condition
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$250.00

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Philadelphia and New York: Bradford & Inskeep, 1813. Hardcover. Good + condition. American literary magazine, July through December 1813, with Hudson River & Catskill Mountains content including a lovely copper engraved plate, "Catskill Mountains and the Steam Boat on the Hudson River", by Glennie (p453). Also much content pertaining to the War of 1812: "Life… Read more
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New Brunswick, NJ: Printed and sold by Ambrose Walker, 1808. Hardcover. Good + condition. Unusual New Brunswick imprint; this work first published in Boston in 1804. A book of conduct, sometimes attributed to Louis Antoine de Caraccioli, translated by Samuel Glasse and very popular in America. Consists of a series of "conferences", most addressed to two… Read more
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The Rudiments of Geography: Being a Concise Description of the Various Kingdoms, States, Empires, Countries, and Islands in the World

by Hubbard, John

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Published
1814
Condition
Good - condition
Edition
Sixth Edition revised and corrected
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$75.00

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Barnard, VT: Joseph Dix, 1814. Sixth Edition revised and corrected. Hardcover. Good - condition. East and West Florida as Spanish America, in a geography text with important history of the contemporary US states in a lengthy section titled "The United States, exclusive of Louisiana", pp 40 - 110. Includes descriptions of the contemporary territories, and concludes… Read more
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image of The New-Haven Gazette and the Connecticut Magazine,16 separate sheets, Vol. II, No. 1, 7, 16, 26, 29, 43.  Incomplete

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Connecticut: Meigs & Dana, 1787. A collection of 16 sheets from the New-Haven Gazette covering an assortment of topics such as, political commentary; a translation of the Marquis Chasteleux's (sic) travel commentary on Dr. Franklin, and General Washington (at Hudson's river... near Totohaw Fall) "Brave without temerity; laborious without ambition; generous without prodigality; noble without pride; virtuous without severity...";… Read more
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New York: H. Long & Brother, 1854. Hardcover. Interesting scarce work on spiritualism, the belief that the dead are eager to communicate with the living, often in sceances, through "spirit rapping" or rapping. Spiritualism was practiced in western New York state in the 1840s and 1850s, and was based on the writings of Swedenborg and Mesmer. … Read more
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New York: A. Harthill & Co, 1860. Hardcover. Bound volume with the first number of this scarce publication, 26 issues in all, the first dated October 6, 1860, and the last dated March 30, 1861. Contents include 'Young America, A lecture delivered by Henry Ward Beecher', at the Cooper Institute, November 19, 1860 (pp 174-175); 'Lecture on Electric… Read more
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Thackeray's 'Sketches in Ireland'; 'The Iris'; and 'Prattsville, an American Poem', in contemporary bound collection of pamphlets entitled 'Pamphlets, Travels and Poetry'

by Thackeray, William M.; William Ross Wallace, Charles Dickens

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Published
mid 19th century
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Good + condition
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$750.00

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mid 19th century. Hardcover. Good + condition. A sammelband of contemporary essays and poetry bound together in one volume, by Henry W. Eastman, a Hempstead Long Island lawyer and avid bibliophile. Noteworthy content includes: Thackeray's 'Sketches in Ireland', a noted travel work and early success, which includes 45 sketches written during the author's travels throughout Ireland. … Read more
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Havre de Grace. American Naval officer's widow boarding house invitation

by U.S. Navy; Latham, George W.

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Published
1840
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Very good condition
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Havre, France: H. Bret, Rue de Paris, 86, 1840. Very good condition. The widow of Captain Latham's printed invitation to "American Officers" stationed in this French port town, for the boarding house which she has just opened. Mrs. Latham's new venture is located at No. 44 Rue de Dauphine, "where every essential comfort will be provided. Their… Read more
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"Puckographs I, James A. Garfield", with cabinet card portrait and 3 other items

by [Presidents; James A. Garfield] Keppler, J.

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Published
1881
Condition
Very good overall
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New York: Puck Magazine, 1881. Very good overall. Bold chromolithograph caricature portrait of President Garfield, titled "From the Tow Path to the White House", depicting the bearded president wearing a dress jacket, hands thrust into pockets. Puck Magazine portrait, Supplement to No. 201. Signed in the print, J. Keppler. 9 1/2 x 12 1/2".… Read more
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