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The Thin Gray Line: The New Mexico Mounted Police
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The Thin Gray Line: The New Mexico Mounted Police

By Hornung, Chuck

Fort Worth: Western Heritage Press, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 202 pages. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Bound in brown leather-textured paper over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt. Jacket spine is mildly sun-faded. Top front flap of jacket bears a presentation inscription from the curator of the Tucumcari Historical Museum.. Black & white photos, facsimiles, etc.. History of New Mexico's rugged frontier rangers and their fight for law and order in the territory. In addition to his other research, Hornung was able to gather personal recollections from the last surviving mountie, Fred Lambert. Well illustrated, with appendices. . Jacket in Mylar protector.

$173.00

June 10, 1901 Typed Letter, Signed as Vice-President, to Col. William Cary Sanger Regarding the Acquaintance of Young College Men with Politics--Especially in Harvard
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June 10, 1901 Typed Letter, Signed as Vice-President, to Col. William Cary Sanger Regarding the Acquaintance of Young College Men with Politics--Especially in Harvard

By Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)

Oyster Bay, 1901. 8" x 10". 2 pages. Near Fine. Letter typed on two sheets with file holes at top margins, some light soil, otherwise fine.. Letters from Theodore Roosevelt as Vice-President are rarely seen, as he only served in that office for about six months before succeeding to the Presidency upon the assassination of President William McKinley. This letter is on two separate sheets, the first of which is printed at the top "The Vice-President's Chamber / Washington, D.C." Dated Oyster Bay, NY, June 10th, 1901, Vice-President Roosevelt here asks Assistant Secretary of War William Cary Sanger to meet with young college men and others that were visiting Washington, with the aim of acquainting them with politics as a help to "the sane and healthy forces for reform...

$2013.00

October 1, 1901 Typed Letter, Signed, to William Cary Sanger, Acting Secretary of War, Regarding Former Roosevelt Trooper John G. Winter, Jr., of Waco, Texas
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October 1, 1901 Typed Letter, Signed, to William Cary Sanger, Acting Secretary of War, Regarding Former Roosevelt Trooper John G. Winter, Jr., of Waco, Texas

By Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)

Washington, D. C., 1901. 6.50" by 8.25". 1 pages. Very Good. Typed on a single sheet, printed at top "Executive Mansion, / Washington." Ink density of Roosevelt's signature a bit light, but otherwise fine.. A rather early Theodore Roosevelt letter as President, having succeeded to the office upon the death of President William McKinley just 17 days earlier. Roosevelt, having received a letter from John G. Winter, Jr., here asks his Acting Secretary of War to pull his file in the War Office and find a recommendation Roosevelt believes he wrote for Winter as one of his former troopers.

$920.00

The Original Account of Capt. John Lovewell's "Great Fight" with the Indians, at Pequawket, May 8, 1725
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The Original Account of Capt. John Lovewell's "Great Fight" with the Indians, at Pequawket, May 8, 1725

By Symmes, Thomas (1678-1725), Nathaniel Bouton (1799-1878)

Concord: P. B. Cogswell, Printer, 1861. Wrappers. Octavo. 48 pages. Near Fine. Original printed covers over sewn binding. Some faint cover creases and light foxing, else fine.. Map. Mid-19th century reprint of the narrative of this battle between British colonists and the Abenaki at present-day Fryeburg, Maine. Includes a map of the locality drawn by George B. Barrows, popular ballads related to the incident, etc.

$115.00

A Brief Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Lt. Nathan'l Segar, Who was Taken Prisoner by the Indians and Carried to Canada During the Revolutionary War
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A Brief Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Lt. Nathan'l Segar, Who was Taken Prisoner by the Indians and Carried to Canada During the Revolutionary War

By Segar, Nathaniel (1755-1847)

[1940]: (Charles P. Everitt Associates), 1940. Reprint. Wrappers. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. 3, xxx, 46 pages. Good+. Shallow chips around yapp edges of covers.. 1 double leaf folded map. History of the raid of Shelbourne, NH by Tomhegan and his band in 1781--considered the last "Indian raid" in New England. Here Segar was captured, along with another prominent citizen, and marched off to Canada where he was sold into British captivity. Originally published in 1825, this reprint by noted antiquarian bookseller Charles Everitt was done in an edition of 150 copies. This edition prints for the first time an historical Preface by Winthrop Duncan, a map drawn by Donald Gardner showing the route of the Indians and the towns raided, and the text of a contemporaneous letter written only five weeks after the raid. This reprint is faithful to the style of the original edition, and the map is printed on paper from an old account book dated 1764.

$173.00

Exiles in Virginia: With Observations on the Conduct of the Society of Friends During the Revolutionary War, Comprising the Official Papers of the Government Relating to that Period. 1777-1778
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Exiles in Virginia: With Observations on the Conduct of the Society of Friends During the Revolutionary War, Comprising the Official Papers of the Government Relating to that Period. 1777-1778

By [Gilpin, Thomas]

Philadelphia: Published for the Subscribers, 1848. First Edition. Quarter leather. Octavo. 302 pages. Near Fine. Bound in original ribbed brown cloth over boards with leather spine. Gilt-stamped spine titles. Moderate foxing to pastedowns, mild age toning to textblock. Rubbing to leather along joints and spine ends, but still sound. Old chain of gift inscriptions on front free endpaper dated 1849, 1921, and 1970.. 2 facsimile letters by George Washington. Little known episode of the Revolutionary War in which several prominent Quaker citizens of Philadelphia were arrested and banished to Virginia when their pacifism ran afoul of the Supreme Executive Council of the State of Pennsylvania's suspicion of anyone not ardently and openly in support of the war. An Introduction and Appendix give background and documentary information on this episode, while most of the text consists of a journal kept by the banished Friends. Illustrations consist of two folded facsimile letters by Gen. Washington on behalf of the exiles.

$144.00

The Sin of Duelling: A Sermon Preached at Marblehead, on the Fifth of April, 1838:--A Day of Public Fasting and Prayer
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The Sin of Duelling: A Sermon Preached at Marblehead, on the Fifth of April, 1838:--A Day of Public Fasting and Prayer

By Niles, M[ark]. A[nthony]. H[askell]

Newburyport: Press of Hiram Tozer, 1838. Wrappers. Octavo. 18 pages. Near Fine. Original blue printed wraps over sewn binding. There are a few vertical creases to the pamphlet, along with a shallow chip along top edge of front cover and some small minor chipping to lower fore corner. A few insignificant spots of foxing along with a semicircular tidemark at top inner corner of title page.. A sermon likely in response to the February 24, 1838 pistol duel between two members of the U.S. Congress, resulting in the death of newly elected Representative Jonathan Cilley of Maine. Cilley had taken to the House floor and made allegations of bribery against a newspaper editor, who in turn dispatched Representative William Graves of Kentucky to deliver a letter of unknown content to Cilley. Cilley's refusal of the letter was interpreted by Graves as an insult upon his honor, and he challenged Cilley to a duel. The two men and their seconds--also Members of the House--met on the Marlborough Pike in Prince George's County, Maryland, where in an uncharacteristic third round Cilley was killed by Graves. Neither man had any known prior grievance against the other. Niles was Pastor of the First Church in Marblehead, Massachusetts and based this sermon on the passage in Genesis relating Cain's murder of his brother, Abel.

$201.00

Gerrit Smith and the Vigilant Association of the City of New-York
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Gerrit Smith and the Vigilant Association of the City of New-York

By [Abolition] Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874)

New York: John A. Gray, Printer, 1860. Wrappers. 24mo 5" - 6" tall. 29 pages. Very Good. Small pamphlet with original printed wrappers over a sewn binding. Some light overall soil, covers split along lower 1" of spine.. Correspondence related to accusations of libel made by Gerrit Smith against Royal Phelps and Watts Sherman of the New York Democratic Vigilant Association. The dispute arose from the latter publishing a "Manifesto" in which it was alleged that Gerrit Smith had full prior knowledge of John Brown's plan at Harper's Ferry. That Smith was well acquainted with and had supported Brown was not disputed, but Smith denied knowing Brown's plans for a bloody uprising.

$52.00

Report of the Trial of Thomas Wilson Dorr, for Treason Against the State of Rhode Island, Containing the Arguments of Counsel, and the Charge of Chief Justice Durfee
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Report of the Trial of Thomas Wilson Dorr, for Treason Against the State of Rhode Island, Containing the Arguments of Counsel, and the Charge of Chief Justice Durfee

By [Dorr Rebellion] Pitman, Joseph S[tory]. (1819-1883)

Boston: Tappan & Dennet, 1844. Wrappers. Octavo. 132 pages. Very Good+. Original printed salmon-colored wraps over sewn binding, with minor edge rubs, a diagonal crease to lower fore corner of front cover, and short separations of covers at spine ends. Some foxing to first and last leaves.. Frustrated by Rhode Island's outdated landed property ownership requirement for voting, and by the inability to change the system legislatively, Thomas Dorr and his supporters essentially tried to set up a separate state government and capture the arsenal at Providence. These efforts were thwarted by Governor Samuel Ward King and the Charter government. Dorr was arrested and tried for treason. This is a record of the trial testimony and verdict. Despite his setbacks, Dorr's efforts resulted in Rhode Island's adoption of a new constitution in 1842 which removed the property restriction and otherwise greatly liberalized voting requirements in the state.

$316.00

That was a Time
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That was a Time

By Castlen, Harriet Gift

New York: David Mckay, 1937. First Edition. First Printing. Full cloth. Octavo. 243 pages pages. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. Fictionalized memoir of Mammy Lou, tracing her story from early life and capture in. Fictionalized memoir of a Southern "mammy," tracing her story from early life and capture in Africa, being sold in America, her "happy childhood on a southern plantation, and her unhappy girlhood; her role as "Mammy" in a white family, her courting days and marriage, and her old age..." Rather uncommon book, particularly in dust jacket. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by author on front free endpaper. . Signed by Author.

$288.00

Boston Museum, Fourth Night of Mr. J. Wilkes Booth! as Richard III (Playbill for May 15, 1862)
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Boston Museum, Fourth Night of Mr. J. Wilkes Booth! as Richard III (Playbill for May 15, 1862)

By [Booth, John Wilkes (1838-1865)]

[Boston]: (S.n.), 1862. Broadside. 6 1/8" x 14 5/8. Fine. Very faint dampstains at a couple of corners. Evidence of a few horizontal folds, and along with a couple of edge chips up to .25" depth. Remarkably well-preserved example of an important Booth playbill.. John Wilkes Booth, following in his father's and siblings' footsteps, tried his hand at acting and found some success in stock companies in Philadelphia, Richmond, and other provincial theaters. Still, he performed under the name "J. Wilkes" because he lacked the confidence to adopt the famous family name on stage, and was also not certain he wanted a career in acting. By early 1862 he decided he did, and made his national debut in New York in March. He selected the role of Richard III to showcase the revolutionary and all-consuming physical acting style destined to make him famous apart from his father's name. The buzz he created in New York produced great curiosity for his debut in Boston a few weeks later. This original playbill, one of the earliest to use his famous surname, is from the fourth night of his first Boston engagement. Within three years he was killed after assassinating President Abraham Lincoln.

$4025.00

Fall & Winter 1916-17 (cover title, menswear fabric swatch book)
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Fall & Winter 1916-17 (cover title, menswear fabric swatch book)

By J. L. Taylor & Co

New York: J. L. Taylor & Co, 1916. Hardcover. Folio. [80] pages. Very Good+. Bound in cloth over boards with leather spine, upper board titled in gilt. Hundreds of fabric swatches plus 16 stunningly colored fashion plates and a few text pages. All swatches present though some have few moth nibbles and/or mild adhesive stains from their original attachment to the page.. Tailors by Appointment to His Majesty the American Citizen." This spectacular sample book from J. L. Taylor & Co. of New York and Chicago shows the latest in men's custom suits and accessories just months before the United States' entry into World War I in April of 1917.

$1150.00

Yorktown Scrip, for Shares in Privateer During the War of 1812
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Yorktown Scrip, for Shares in Privateer During the War of 1812

By [War of 1812]

[New York]: (S.n.), 1813. Broadside. 5 1/4" x 7 7/8. Very Good. Top left corner tip chipped away, there is also about a 1" closed tear extending from top edge near left margin with a strip of old tape residue. Mild browning and faint tide mark extending about 1/2" into right margin.. Blank printed form to certify ownership of shares in the privateer Yorktown during the War of 1812. The Yorktown operated out of New York against British ships beginning in 1813. This scrip is for her second cruise. She did manage to capture a few British ships but was eventually captured herself.

$1438.00

Description of the American Electro Magnetic Telegraph: Now in Operation Between the Cities of Washington and Baltimore
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Description of the American Electro Magnetic Telegraph: Now in Operation Between the Cities of Washington and Baltimore

By Vail, Alfred (1807-1859)

Washington: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1845. Disbound. Octavo. 24 pages. Very Good. Lacking the original wraps. Mild browning and circular stains at fore edge of text.. Wood engravings. Vail was an engineer and inventor who collaborated with Samuel B. Morse in the development and practical application of the telegraph. Some have argued it was actually Vail who invented the telegraphic alphabet named after Morse, but Vail seems to put that to rest in this pamphlet, to wit: "This conventional alphabet was originated on board the packet Sully, by Prof. Morse..." (p. 23). Illustrated with 14 wood engravings showing the various components of the telegraphic system. Also includes one of the earliest printings of the 1844 revision of the telegraphic alphabet which, under the name "American Morse," became standard in the United States and Canada. SABIN 98292; HOWES V5.

$1150.00

Pocket Manual Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies (Signed)
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Pocket Manual Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies (Signed)

By Robert, Henry M[artyn]. (1837-1923)

Chicago: S. C. Griggs and Company, 1894. Third Edition. Hardcover. Sixteenmo. 218 pages. Good+. Bound in brick red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board lettering. Moderate rubs to extremities.. Important, author-annotated early edition of the most widely used manual of parliamentary procedure in the United States. This copy is inscribed and signed by the author to his wife: "Mrs. Helen M. Robert / from her affectionate husband / Henry M. Robert / Jan'y 29, 1894" on verso of front free endpaper. There are numerous pencil annotations throughout in Robert's hand indicating changes for the subsequent edition. That fourth edition appeared as "Robert's Rules of Order Revised" in 1915 and was the last to be revised by Henry M. Robert himself. . Signed by Author.

$1150.00

Lonesome Road: The Way of Life of a Hobo
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Lonesome Road: The Way of Life of a Hobo

By Minehan, Thomas

(Evanston): (Row, Peterson and Co.), 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 64 pages. Fine. Bound in illustrated cloth over boards.. The author spent time "on the road" himself to learn what happened to young people who were tramps and hobos. This down-to-earth story is the fruit of these efforts at gathering information on their thinking and way of life. Illustrated by Gregory Orloff.

$115.00

George Alfred Townsend: One of Delaware's Outstanding Writers (Signed)

By Hindes, Ruthanna

(Wilmington): (S. N. ), 1946. First Edition. Full cloth. Octavo. 72 pages. Near Fine. A few tiny extremity rubs. INSCRIBED by Hindes on front free endpaper, dated 1947.. Black and White Frontispiece Photos. Scarce biography of this prolific Victorian journalist and writer. "Gath, " as Townsend signed himself, was the youngest war correspondent during the American Civil War. His dispatches from the Battle of Five Forks and the days following Lincoln's assassination drew national attention. He became an important writer during the Reconstruction era. On his estate near the Antietam battlefield in western Maryland he built the War Correspondents Arch, now within Gathland State Park. This is one of 125 copies of this book.

$115.00

Old New York, from the Battery to Bloomingdale
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Old New York, from the Battery to Bloomingdale

By Despard, M[atilda]. (text) and Eliza Greatorex (etchings)

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1875. Hardcover. Folio. 247 pages. Very Good. Some expert repairs to this large volume include resewing some loose leaves at front and some other paper repairs. It has also been rebacked with linen, with the original spine laid back down. Rubs to extremities but restored binding is solid.. A fantastic collection of over 60 etchings of historic buildings and place in New York City, along with lengthy descriptive texts for each. Etchings produced by H. Thatcher from original pen drawings of Eliza Greatorex. Bound in leather over boards with boards ruled in gilt, spine titled in gilt, all edges gilt.

$1121.00

Lincoln Monument Dedication Poem, Delivered At Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, October 15, 1874

By Lord, James Judson

(danville, Ill): (Illinois Printing Co. ), 1907. First Edition. Full cloth. 9½" x 8". [23 ] pages. Near Fine. Black and White Drawings. James Judson Lord's poem, read at the dedication of Abraham Lincoln's tomb and memorial in 1874. Printed on rectos only. Illustrated with sketches by W. Jerome Willoughby. MONAGHAN #1538. Bound in black cloth over boards with gilt-stamped title on upper board. Top fore corners bumped, moderate extremity rubs. Front free endpaper has a cleanly repaired tear at lower fore corner. Prior owner name penned neatly along top edge of front pastedown.

$144.00

Genealogical History of the Lee Family of Virginia and Maryland from A. D. 1300 to A. D. 1866 with Notes and Illustrations

By Mead, Edward C. (editor)

New York: Richardson And Company, 1868. First Edition. Original cloth. Octavo. viii, 9-15, 21-114 pages. Fair. Color Coats of Arms, Black and White Plates, Cuts. Genealogical records and notes of this distinguished family, the most famous member of which is probably Gen. Robert E. Lee. Includes color plates of two coats of arms at front, engraved portraits, and extensive diagrams of family trees. Prior ownership name of Mrs. Edward A. Bridge dated 1868 on front free endpaper. Bound in brick-colored cloth over bevelled boards with gilt-stamped title and ornamental flourishes to spine, gilt-stamped coat of arms on upper board. Both boards ruled in blind, lower board has coat of arms in blind. All edges gilt. Some fraying to cloth at spine ends, light rubs at extremities, text is somewhat shaken with a few signatures hanging by threads.

$575.00

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