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Hawthornside Original Wallace Nutting Hand Colored Photograph

By (Wallace Nutting)

Framingham Massachusetts: Wallace Nutting Larger format Nutting photograph; approx. 10 1/2" x 13 1/2"; titled below the image, "Hawthornside" and signed lower right in full Wallace Nutting; no date but circa 1915; Wallace Nutting (1861-1941) American craftsperson, photographer, writer, lecturer; developed what was by far the largest and most prominent photographic operation, employing nearly 200 colorists, framers and salesmen (WWW 1999); some usual fade to image; overall, very good condition.. Very Good.

$125.00

Emilia Galotti: Ein Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen; [nach der im Besitz der Staatsbibliothek befindlichen Originalhandschrift zur Feier des 200 jährigen Geburtstages des Dichters]

By (Gotthold Ephraim Lessing)

Berlin: Albert Frisch, 1929. 57 pages; a facsimile of the notebook containing the original dramatic piece (debut in 1772) by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729 - 1781) influential German Age of Enlightenment writer, philosopher, dramatist; facsimile 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" approx. size; small previous owner bookplate-ticket of Paul Kempner on front endpaper; light beige plain paper wrap covers; some edge, tips wear and soiling to binding; in very good condition.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$65.00

Map of New York and the Adjacent Cities

By (New York City)

New York: J.H. Colton & Co., 1855. Hand-tinted map of New York city; dated lower right corner 1855, with an inset map of the upper part of Manhattan; approx. 26" x 16" image size, with approx. 2" borders; in a protective matte, shrinkwrapped; nicely colored and in very good condition, a very good historical New York City map from the middle of the nineteenth century.. Very Good.

$250.00

1877 Entrance to New York Bay U.S. Coast Survey
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1877 Entrance to New York Bay U.S. Coast Survey

By (Americana - Coast Survey - New York - Long Island)

Washington D.C.: United States Coast Survey, 1877. Coast survey in black and white, with land features, soundings, light vessels & beacons, buoys; showing Bergen, Staten Island on the west, to Rockaway Island on the east, Upper Bay in the north, extending down to the Shrewsbury River on the New Jersey coast, Sandy Hook at rough center; approx. 15 1/4" x 21" including about an 1" + margin all around; some darkening, browning, splitting, esp. along folds, old paper attached to one section of backing, which has discolored the surface; in overall good condition, a good New York, New Jersey & Long Island nautical & coast survey chart.. First Edition. Map. Good.

$125.00

Building for the 21st Century: Energy & The Environment Proceedings of the 22nd World Energy Engineering Congress
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Building for the 21st Century: Energy & The Environment Proceedings of the 22nd World Energy Engineering Congress

By (Science - Energy - Engineering)

Lilburn, Georgia: Fairmount Press, 1999. 477 pages; black and white illustrated with imagery, charts; topics including GeoExchange Conference & Expo; Energy Service & Power Marketing Center; Strategic Gas Forum; Plant & Facilities Expo; Environmental Technology; OSHA compliance; with 70 individual chapters on these topics, by dozens of contributors; including Modernizing a 30 Year Old Office Building A Case Study in Energy Efficiency by David J. Ellner and Reducing Electrical Utility Costs with Thermal Energy Storage by Timothy D. Ward; Purchasing Commodity Power from Third Parties: Are We Having Fun Yet? by William A. Monsen and many more; approx. 8 1/2" x 11" size; color stiff paper wrap covers; slight wear; clean and in very good condition.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$45.00

1941 - 1965 Collection of Sheet Music & Lyrics By Bennie Benjamin (with) Related Promotional & Biographical Paperwork
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1941 - 1965 Collection of Sheet Music & Lyrics By Bennie Benjamin (with) Related Promotional & Biographical Paperwork

By (Americana - Entertainment History - Popular Music)

New York: Various, 1941. Group of 14 pieces of sheet music by Claude A. 'Bennie' Benjamin (1907 - 1889) Virgin-islands born musician and especially prolific writer & composer of popular tunes - member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1984); this group includes: Cancel the Flowers; When the Lights Go On Again; Rumors are Flying; Oh! What it Seemed to Be; I Don't See Me in Your Eyes Anymore; Confess; To Think You've Chosen Me; Can Anyone Explain?; These Things I Offer You; How Important Can it Be?; Cross Over the Bridge; Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood; Surrender; Wheel of Fortune; (and a later edition of I Don't See Me...); Benjamin worked with Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, George Weiss and others; stars portrayed as performing the pieces illustrated on the music include Tommy Tucker, Frankie Carle, Perry Como, Tony Martin, Don Cherry, The Ames Brothers, others; various publishers, dates; some edgewear and pencil marks, names & musical performance annotation; in very good condition and a good overview via the music of the breadth of this writer's work (with) a 1 1/2 page article copied from an (undated, prob. 1970s) Daily News article which gives more background on the writer, noting that he'd performed on the vaudeville circuit as well as appearing at the Cotton Club and other details not found in the Hall of Fame bio; with a list of Bennie Benjamin music titles, notations on the use of these tunes in advertising, or various performers who'd sung the tune - also mention of Johnny Carson appearance & a note regarding a European performance on the same sheet - we speculate these materials had been used for promoting Mr. Benjamin and his work; light wear, in very good condition. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$125.00

European Resort Directory of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle May, 1911 Brooklynites Travel
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European Resort Directory of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle May, 1911 Brooklynites Travel

By (Americana - Brooklyn - Travel - European Resorts)

Brooklyn, N.Y.: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1911. 64 pages; illustrated with views of European destinations; and noting that "...American travelers in Europe are cordially invited to make the Eagle Paris or London Bureaus their headquarters while abroad. Efficient and willing clerks are ready to render them any assistance..."; giving extensive information on each of these locations; including individual country listings for: Austria-Hungary, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Wales and with a page also on Egypt; listing the railway time tables, where the Eagle could be purchased in foreign countries, "An Automobilist's Catechism"; Transatlantic passenger steamers from New York, with some ship details; the information lists town, name of house or hotel, number of rooms, name of proprietor, rates, season; with a few illustrated advertisements for resorts and travel-related necessaries; approx. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" size; bound in the original printed & illustrated stapled paper wraps; some edge wear and back cover corner chipped away; a light paper stock; in good condition; interesting early 20th century European resort and leisure guide ephemera, with much information regarding amenities, directly targeting the Brooklyn native's interests. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Good.

$45.00

European Resort Directory of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle May, 1910
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European Resort Directory of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle May, 1910

By (Americana - Brooklyn - Travel - European Resorts)

Brooklyn, N.Y.: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1910. 48 pages; illustrated with a few views of European destinations; and noting that "...Americans generally find it somewhat difficult to obtain accurate information about the route over which they expect to travel on any tour through European resorts. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, realizing it, has endeavored in this supplement to furnish all the necessary pointers..."; giving extensive information on each of these locations; including individual country listings for: Austria-Hungary, Denmark, Norway, Sweden (small sections on these three Scandinavian countries), Belgium, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Wales and with information on Egypt, also bits on Sicily, Russia, Servia and Bulgaria, Algeria and Tunis, India; listing the railway time tables, where the Eagle could be purchased in foreign countries, transatlantic passenger steamers from New York, with some ship details; the information lists town, name of house or hotel, number of rooms, name of proprietor, rates, season; with a few illustrated advertisements for resorts and travel-related necessaries; approx. 8 3/4" x 12" size; bound in the original printed & illustrated stapled paper wraps; some edge wear and chipping to covers, darkening; a light paper stock; in good condition; interesting early 20th century European resort and leisure guide ephemera, with much information regarding amenities, directly targeting the Brooklyn native's interests.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good.

$45.00

1997 Large Format Invitation for the Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton as President
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1997 Large Format Invitation for the Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton as President

By (Americana - Presidential History - William J. Clinton)

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997. Printed in black script on a rich cream-white paper stock, with the embossed gilt Capital building at top, "...requests the honor of your presence to attend and participate in the Inauguration..."; approx. 8 1/2" x 11"; light wear; interesting U.S. government presidential and printing history ephemera.. First Edition. Broadside. Very Good.

$65.00

1999 Blueprint Map Depicting the Redevelopment & Zoning Districts Including Historic District Boundaries City of Jersey City, N.J. Division of City Planning
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1999 Blueprint Map Depicting the Redevelopment & Zoning Districts Including Historic District Boundaries City of Jersey City, N.J. Division of City Planning

By (Americana - City Planning - New Jersey)

New Jersey: City of Jersey City, 1999. Large plan of Jersey City, approx. 29 1/2" x 44" size; map keys listing the District Regulations, including low density residential, office and retail, finance and business district, intensive industrial, altogether a dozen designations; with the list of 50 named 'Redevelopment Areas' per the city's planning, Bay Street to Morris Canal; also showing the historic district boundaries; Robert D. Cotter, PP, AICP Director, and the Mayor, Bret Schundler; this being the revised plan of May 19, 1999; little fade of color along fold lines; light edgewear; in very good condition, interesting Jersey City planning and development history of the last year of the 20th century. . Blueprint. Not Bound. Very Good.

$65.00

Annual Report of the Geo. F. Brennan Lodge No. 66 Providence Rhode Island to the Grand Lodge Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen for the Fiscal Year Ending Dec. 31, 1936
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Annual Report of the Geo. F. Brennan Lodge No. 66 Providence Rhode Island to the Grand Lodge Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen for the Fiscal Year Ending Dec. 31, 1936

By (Americana - Labor History - Railroads)

United States: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, 1936. (8) pages; a form to be used by the lodges for their annual report - this noting the name of the president, secretary, treasurer of the local, with their addresses; names also the medical examiner for the union and a list of 13 names and dates of expulsion, for non-payment of dues; with a couple of withdrawals as well; this Lodge had the jurisdiction for Worcester division of the railroad and met the first and third Sundays of the month; signed by the president, B.J. Bernard and the Treasurer, Joseph W. Walsh with the lodge's seal impression; approximately 4" x 8 3/4"; original stapled printed wraps; light wear; in very good condition and interesting U.S. 20th century railroad & transportation union ephemeral history, reflecting membership changes and yearly activity. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$65.00

Circa 1940 Photograph of American Federation of Labor Leader George Meany By White House Photographer Leo G. Hessler
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Circa 1940 Photograph of American Federation of Labor Leader George Meany By White House Photographer Leo G. Hessler

By (Americana - Labor History - AFL-CIO)

Washington, D.C.: Not Published, 1940. Black and white studio portrait, signed at bottom right of margin 'Hessler,' of George Meany (1894 - 1980) American labor leader "...Many thought he had long outlasted his time, but no national voice for labor's cause replaced Meany's in the increasingly hard times the union movement experienced following his death." (David Brody in the ANB); our research indicates that the image is most probably circa 1940s, by White House photographer Leo G. Hessler; margin trimmed unevenly and with a little glue residue at edges; otherwise in very good condition, well-taken and a strong portrait of the New York-born national labor leader in his prime. . Photograph. Not Bound. Very Good.

$65.00

Hookbills I Have Known
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Hookbills I Have Known

By Olssen, Marie Earl

East Hampton Long Island New York: Author Published, 1975. 49 pages; signed by the author on the title page, 'With all good wishes, Marie Earl Olssen'; illustrated with hand-colored plates by the author, with tipped in black and white photograph portrait with two of her bird companions and another two b & w photographs tipped in the text, hand-identified in pen - these being of baby plumheads and their care & feeding; short foreword by Mark Runnals; the author's introductory notes that the book came about as the result "...of the many hundreds of letters I have received at Trails End Aviaries (as a result of my column in American Cage Bird Magazine -- "From My Mailbox.") from Bird Fanciers who are interested in breeding hookbills..."; with mention of Australian, African, Asiatic birds of many types: budgies, parakeets, love birds, Chinese Painted quail, others of similar; with sections on bird illness, feeding, examinations & treatment, more; original post-bound paper covers, one post lacking; still an informative guide in very good condition. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Author Illustrated.

$250.00

The Love Door A Play in Three Acts
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The Love Door A Play in Three Acts

By Sherry, John

Sag Harbor, New York: Not Published, 1978. The three acts paginated separately; 31 + 26 + 27 pages; title page noted as "Author's - Keep at home"; with many corrections, additions, changes within, especially in the last act; our research indicates that this is an unpublished play; author name & address on title page of John Olden Sherry (1923 - 1999) of Sag Harbor, NY, author and playwright; no date and circa 1978; bound in the original side-clip green plastic folder; some darkening to paper; in very good condition.. Playscript. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$250.00

Chaos Und Ordnung - Peter Blind - Eine Thematische Bilderserie Mischtechnik Und Siebdruck
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Chaos Und Ordnung - Peter Blind - Eine Thematische Bilderserie Mischtechnik Und Siebdruck

By (Art - Switzerland - Peter Blind)

Switzerland, 1999. (36) pages; color illustrated with this artists' work throughout; "A thematic series of paintings and mixed media printing"; with portrait and biographical details at back for this Basle printer-artist; titles and sizes of work given; German text; offerings from his work in 2002/03; 6" x 8 1/4" size; spiral bound; light edgewear, soil; in very good condition. . First Edition. Spiral Bound. Very Good.

$125.00

C. 1890s Group of Gravure Architectural Studies of the Ornamental Columns & Building Details of St. Mark's Basilica Venice
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C. 1890s Group of Gravure Architectural Studies of the Ornamental Columns & Building Details of St. Mark's Basilica Venice

By (Art - Italy - Venice - Architecture)

Italy: No Photographer Noted, 1895. A series of loose plates, with tipped-on photographs on paper in black and white; about 1/2 of the plates with 2 images; sizes vary, with the largest approx. 10" x 13" and ranging to 3" x 6" (for those having 2 plates per page); especially well-taken, with gravure quality and fine detail; views of the upper cupolas; ornate frieze-work; many of the column-tops and detailed ornamentation; no photographer or studio indicated; some with numbers on the plates which correspond to numbers found in the impress margins and with an additional sequence of numbers found at the edge of the stiff-paper matte-surround; the mounts make these 12 1/4" x 15 1/2" approx.; small rubber stamp of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts on the backs of the mounts, which is the only marking; occasional spotting on the mounts, some with some darkening towards the margins and edge-chipping, wear, a little rippling too; imagery generally very good and clean; a good collection, and a detailed reference for this Venetian architectural masterpiece. . Art. Not Bound. Very Good.

$350.00

Les Heures Perdues Poemes
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Les Heures Perdues Poemes

By Thevenin, Roland

A Beaune Cote-Do'r France: Jean Dupin, Matire-Imprimeur, 1973. 77 pages; with a preface by Robert Poujade; limited edition # 546 of 550; very well-printed, wide-margined and in large type, inked in turquoise and black on good Velin d'Arches paper stock; French text; approx. 7 1/2" x 11"; original printed paper wraps, with cover ornament; with the original glassine protective over-wrap; some edge-wear and darkening to over-wrap, book in very good condition. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$45.00

C. 1892 - 1918 Group of Letters From the Winne and Peacock Families in Porter Corners and Saratoga Springs New York
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C. 1892 - 1918 Group of Letters From the Winne and Peacock Families in Porter Corners and Saratoga Springs New York

By (Americana - New York - Saratoga)

Saratoga, New York: Not Published, 1892. Approx. 30 pieces of correspondence, of varying length and content, concerning the Peacock and Winne families - apparently Lottie Peacock married Henry Winne - covering their activities & that of family during the last part of the 19h century and early 20th; there is some real estate and inheritance intrigue recounted in the earliest letter, a schemer trying to get deeds assigned supposedly in order to get the funds necessary to turn out old horses to pasture (from racing?); a comet observation is noted in 1895; requests for Papa to provide shoes for attending school; the 1896 Saratoga football club are "peaches but rotten" - having just lost to Waterford 10-0; one of the sisters writing is teaching school, with many of the 'scholars' absent with measles; one of the girl relations has a very handsome Christmas present list, including gold rings and a mink muff; stories of hard work at the foundry, on the land and "in the woods"; also some news of community activities - concerts, dances, family get- togethers and holidays; farm chores, weather and illnesses, travel, more; some interesting enclosures include a circular from Chase Brothers Co. nurseries in Rochester, who offer 'premiums' of new collars and ties and a special of $ 5.00 for sales goals to be met by purveying their seeds and bulbs; one holiday card with a Palmer Cox - style color Brownie illustration; a note from Fellows Pianos & Player Pianos in Gloversville, N.Y.; a black-and-white illustrated 2-sided advertisement from the Charles William Stores New York City, touting their 'semi-made skirts'; a few pages of school notes from 1890s, a soap order receipt; in 1918 a request of A.C. Winne(y) postmaster for a change of address; and later, a typed note from D.E. Harrington dealer in Marble and Granite Monuments in 1931 calculating cost of a memorial for a family member - on the back of this is a rather crudely-written 'birth dates of the Winne family' - useful genealogy information; a much later letter in 1950 reveals that Henry & Lottie are still extant; about 25 letters in their original mailers; some mailers not matched-up with contents and some empty; most with postal cancellations and their postage; some wear and tear, soiling; contents in good condition, some crudely written in pencil, others boldly and in ink, in varying hands and literacy; an interesting group of correspondence from the country in upstate New York. . Manuscript. Not Bound. Good.

$125.00

1922 Press Photograph of the Business Department of a Japanese Store
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1922 Press Photograph of the Business Department of a Japanese Store

By (Photography - Japan -20th Century)

Japan: International Newsreel, 1922. Black and white photo of two traditionally-garbed Japanese men seated in a small shop; a ledger visible on floor, hanging notices; Text of attached press notice states "...A customer who comes into the business department of a modern Japanese store to pay his bills, sits on the edge of the "department" and keeps his dirty feet off the clean white matting for which the houses of Japan are famous..."; approx. 6 1/2" x 8" size; notice attached to photo; International Newsreel studio stamp on back and 'Jap Drawer' handwritten; some edgewear, crinkling to photo; in very good condition. . First Edition. Not Bound. Very Good.

$20.00

1945 - 1947 Transfer Procedures and Incentive & Non-Incentive Job Classifications, Including Job Classifications and Rate Ranges for Union Workers at the Mack Manufacturing Corporation Allentown, Pennsylvania
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1945 - 1947 Transfer Procedures and Incentive & Non-Incentive Job Classifications, Including Job Classifications and Rate Ranges for Union Workers at the Mack Manufacturing Corporation Allentown, Pennsylvania

By (Americana - Labor History - Factory Work)

Allentown, Pennsylvania: Mack Manuf. Corp. & Local # 677 United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, U.A.W. - C.I.O , 1945. The 'Transfer Procedure' 3 pages typewritten, regarding procedures to be used for transfers for various classes of workers - unskilled to machine operators, transfers within classifications, from skilled into unskilled classifications, inspectors to production and skilled production workers into inspector classifications - dated July 21, 1945 and offering (blank) signing spaces for the factory manager of Mack Manufacturing Corp. Allentown, Pennsylvania and the president of the International Union, United Automobile Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, U.A.W. - C.I.O., Local # 677 also in Allentown; (with) the also-typed and 3- paged 'Incentive Job Classifications' 1946-47 for the factory, having in columns the AMA Class, Payroll Class, Allentown Class numbers and the job title - Pattern maker, 1st Class, Assembler, Baker drill press, Combination Welder, about 150 classifications listed, with their rate range in the final column of information - this with a few penciled rate updates; both documents 8 1/2" x 11", stapled; old fold lines, little staple rust; in very good condition and interesting 20th century U.S. labor union and company history ephemera, especially for wages. . First Edition. Staple-Bound. Very Good.

$45.00

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