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The life of Thomas Skidmore
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The life of Thomas Skidmore

By Gilbert, Amos

Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1984. Paperback. 60p., wraps, very good condition, 4.25x6.75 inches. Young America series no. 1.

$12.00

Indian Life and Customs at Mission San Luis Rey: a record of California mission life by Pable Tac, an Indian neophyte, written about 1835
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Indian Life and Customs at Mission San Luis Rey: a record of California mission life by Pable Tac, an Indian neophyte, written about 1835

By Tac, Pablo, edited and translated with historical introduction by Minna and Fordon Hewes

San Luis Rey, CA: Old Mission, 1958. 33p., 5.25x7.75 inches, illustrations, plans, photos, very good booklet in stapled pictorial wraps. Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of The Americas.

$22.00

The Deist\'s immortality, and an essay on man\'s accountability for his belief
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The Deist's immortality, and an essay on man's accountability for his belief

By Spooner, Lysander

Boston: n.pub, 1834. Pamphlet. 14, [2 blank]p., original blue plain wraps somewhat chipped and brittle, general soiling, first edition. Spooner's first separate publication. In this pamphlet Spooner "objected to the gospel miracles, the resurrection, and the divinity of Jesus, and asserted that Christianity could not be the true religion because it had not become universal." * Egbert p. 411.

$375.00

Mr. Webster\'s speech on the currency and on the new plan for collecting and keeping the public moneys: delivered in the Senate of the United States, September 28, 1837
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$22.00

Captain Swing; A Social History of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830 [subtitle from dj]
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Captain Swing; A Social History of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830 [subtitle from dj]

By Hobsbawm, E.J. and George Rudé

New York: Pantheon Books, 1968. Hardcover. 384p., illustrated with a few facsimiles and six line maps, hardbound first American edition in decorated cloth boards and dust jacket, tinted top edge, nice production that is entirely clean and sound. A very good copy.

$12.00

[Handwritten letter from the noted book collector and philanthropist, declining a request by William Hogan for a loan]
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[Handwritten letter from the noted book collector and philanthropist, declining a request by William Hogan for a loan]

By Lenox, James

New York: the auhtor, 1836. 8.5x10.5 inch sheet bearing eight lines hurriedly penned by Lenox to Mr. Hogan, two fold creases, one of the creases with a short split at the edge. Penciled notes at top and bottom edges by an autograph dealer. Lenox puts Hogan off fairly bluntly, noting that "Owing to my recent return to the city I find many matters demanding immediate attention, and I have therefore been obliged to decline seeing anyone. For the same reason I must make my reply to your communication very brief. I have within a few days made arrangements which will require all the funds I shall have under my control for some time to come; and it will not be in my power to lend the amount for which you apply. I am, Sir, your obedient J. Lenox." In 1839 Lenox inherited millions of dollars, empowering him to embark on the monumental collection that became the Lenox Library, later the New York Public Library.

$75.00

China trade days in California; selected letters from the Thompson papers, 1832 - 1863, edited by D. Mackenzie Brown, with a foreword by Robert Glass Cleland
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China trade days in California; selected letters from the Thompson papers, 1832 - 1863, edited by D. Mackenzie Brown, with a foreword by Robert Glass Cleland

By Thompson, Alpheus Basil

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1947. Hardcover. xvii, 94p., very good hardcover in dj.

$18.00

Their right to speak, women\'s activism in the Indian and slave debates
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Their right to speak, women's activism in the Indian and slave debates

By Portnoy, Alisse

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. Hardcover. xii, 290p., long inscription by the author on the title page else very good condition in like dj.

$15.00

Harbor of Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Letter from the Secretary of War, Accompanied with a Chart of the Harbor of Provincetown, &c. January 18, 1838. Read, and laid upon the table. [text only]
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Harbor of Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Letter from the Secretary of War, Accompanied with a Chart of the Harbor of Provincetown, &c. January 18, 1838. Read, and laid upon the table. [text only]

Washington DC: GPO, 1838. Pamphlet. 101p., terminal blank, disbound 9x6 inch self-wraps held with old binder's cord sunk into the textblock (old stab-holes are empty), quite sound but heavily foxed and has a mild marginal dampstain. Cover leaf is so thickly foxed it is hard to read, mere splotchiness thereafter. The terminal leaf bears a beautifully penned note that "This document includes valuable observations on tides / [initials] / Academy of Nat. Sciences - Philadelphia..June 1838". A reasonably good copy. NB, internal evidence suggests that a line-drawn chart of the surrounding waters was bound with or otherwise attached to this text: chart not available. 25th Congress, 2d Session, Ho. of Reps. War Dept. Doc No. 121.

$25.00

David Balduin, oder: des müllers sohn
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David Balduin, oder: des müllers sohn

New York: Amerikanischen Traktat-Gesellschaft [American Tract Society], 1833. 20p. (including cover), the cover loose but intact, save a split up the lower portion of the spine. No. 81. The story of a Long Island man misled into infidelity, and his restoration of faith, rendered in German for an immigrant audience. The three-paragraph introductory message on the back cover (by Adrian Banderveer of Flatbush) is dated May 1833, just a month after Baldwin is said to have died.

$18.00

Ballot. Fourth Edition
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Ballot. Fourth Edition

By Smith, The Rev. Sydney (1771-1845)

London: Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1839. Pamphlet. 48p., disbound pamphlet in 8.5x5.2 inch self-wraps; front cover has a bit of dust-soil, back cover rather a lot, faintest foxing and an old ownership autograph in sepia nib. Spine remains well-adhered. Good copy.

$30.00

Ballot. Third Edition
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Ballot. Third Edition

By Smith, The Rev. Sydney (1771-1845)

London: Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1839. Pamphlet. 48p., disbound pamphlet in 8.5x5.2 inch self-wraps; covers have a bit of dust-soil, back cover an oddly attractive square pressure mark, faintest foxing generally and an old ownership autograph in sepia nib. Spine remains well-adhered despite a short split between signatures at the tail. A very good copy.

$30.00

Thoughts on Parliamentary Reform, with Tables, Exhibiting the Original Amount and Progressive Increase of the Number of National Representatives; Together with some Observations on the Present State of the Representation of Scotland, and the Improvements of which it is Susceptible
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Thoughts on Parliamentary Reform, with Tables, Exhibiting the Original Amount and Progressive Increase of the Number of National Representatives; Together with some Observations on the Present State of the Representation of Scotland, and the Improvements of which it is Susceptible

By Sinclair, Sir John

Edinburgh: Sold by Bell and Bradfute, 1831. 31, 5p.[appended tables], disbound pamphlet in 8.2x5.2 inch signatures with half-title and title pages; spine is slightly lumpy with old binder's paste, thread remnants and a fragment of head-band, half-title (with a very old ownership autograph) is detached and recto dust-soiled and foxed, and a little edgeworn. Verso of terminal leaf (tables recto) is also dusty and has begun to split away. A good-only copy.

$30.00

Considerations on the Reform Bill by a Westminster Elector. May 1831. Any Person Is at Liberty to Rerint these Considerations, Provided It Be Done at Full
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Considerations on the Reform Bill by a Westminster Elector. May 1831. Any Person Is at Liberty to Rerint these Considerations, Provided It Be Done at Full

By Westminster Elector [pseud.]

London: G. Norman, Printer [for the author], 1831. Pamphlet. 16p., disbound pamphlet in 8x5 inch self-wraps, spinefold stabholes are empty of thread, signs of adhesive are absent, leaves are no longer fastened together but without edgewear. Covers dusty, a good copy. The pseudonym appears to have remained unbroken.

$30.00

Military Academy. Mr. Richard M. Johnson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, made the following report
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Military Academy. Mr. Richard M. Johnson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, made the following report

By Johnson, Richard M.

Washington DC: House of Representatives, 1834. 19p., disbound, two small punch holes at left, not affecting text. A response to public objections about the role of West Point Military Academy.

$20.00

Black mutiny; the revolt on the schooner Amistad
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Black mutiny; the revolt on the schooner Amistad

By Owens, William A.

New York: Plume Books, 1997. Trade Paperback. xiv, 322p., trade-size photodecorated wraps with movie tie-in image. Paperstock generally toned, very good copy.

$12.00

The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club a new edition, with numerous illustrations, by Sam Weller, Jr. and Alfred Crowquill, esq
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The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club a new edition, with numerous illustrations, by Sam Weller, Jr. and Alfred Crowquill, esq

By Dickens, Charles

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1838. xii, 388p., engraved plates as called for (inserted yellow stock) , two engraved title pages (versions by each artist) and printed title leaf with presswork credit verso; first American illustrated edition cased into modern half calf boards over homemade marbling. Textblock was printed on pulpy, soft paperstock and is splotched with foxing throughout, two original blanks (fore and aft) remain, these adhered to marbled endsheets. Complete text; but misbound into this sequence: roman pagination is followed by pp.13-84, 95-96, 87-94, 85-86, thereafter correct. There are also two torn leaves, see 95/96 (partly repaired) and gutter of 386-87 (where there is a gaping but not-at-risk crack). The modern, perhaps mid-20thC casing is polished roan, has five raised bands and no titling or any label, and is unruled; a not-unhandsome amateur production, with one small corner-tip mouse-gnawed. Quite sound and more or less presentable.

$195.00

Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, transmitting a communication from John Pope, late Governor of Arkansas. February 17, 1837. Read, and ordered to be printed
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Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, transmitting a communication from John Pope, late Governor of Arkansas. February 17, 1837. Read, and ordered to be printed

By [Department of the Treasury, corporate compiler/author]

Washington DC: s.n., 1837. Single folio leaf printed and folded to present a 13p. text, 9.5x6.2 inch self-wraps; some partial tearing of fold-lines, some crumpling of untrimmed edges, scattered light foxing, good copy. Regards "ten sections of land granted to said Territory (of Arkansas) for the erection of a public building at Little Rock," and claims against the grant. 24th Congress, 2d session. 184.

$40.00

In Senate of the United States. February 16, 1837. Read, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sevier made the following report: The Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Gersham Wakeman, of Fairfield, Connecticut, report
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In Senate of the United States. February 16, 1837. Read, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sevier made the following report: The Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Gersham Wakeman, of Fairfield, Connecticut, report

By [Committee on Pensions, Senate, corporate compiler/author]

Washington DC: s.n., 1837. Single 9.5x6 inch leaf, about 120 words printed recto; some edgewear and corner-creasing, scattered large blots of foxing, a good-only copy. 24th Congress, 2d session. 183. We find a Gersham Wakeman who traces to Fairfield CT, married in 1757.

$20.00

Impressions of America; during the years 1833, 1834, and 1835. In two volumes. Vol. II. [only]
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Impressions of America; during the years 1833, 1834, and 1835. In two volumes. Vol. II. [only]

By Power, Tyrone, esq

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. 219p., finishes "adieu / written on board packet ship Algonquin, Capt. Cheney:" ---Second volume only of two, original dun cloth with printed paper label, badly compromised copy with severed back joint, losses to spine panel, first edition with a curious truncate bookplate, as is, single from a double volume issue. Recasing should be no problem.

$20.00

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