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image of The Country Kittens; Eleanor Clymer; With Pictures by Jeanne Bendick [owned by the author and with related correspondence to the author]

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New York: Robert M. McBride & Co, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good +/good. 108 p.: color illustrations; 24 cm. Grey cloth with dark green spine and cover titles and illustration. Illustrated endpapers. Belonged to the author, who attached a mailing label with her name and address to the front free endpaper (not over the illustration) with the handwritten note:… Read more
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image of Report of the Town of Halifax, for the Year Ending March 1, 1878

Report of the Town of Halifax, for the Year Ending March 1, 1878

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Published
1878
Condition
Very Good
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$149.00

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Plymouth, Mass: Avery & Doten, Steam Book and Job Printers, 1878. Paperback. Very Good. 40 p.; 22 cm. Plain wrapper with wrapper title in black within decorative border. Former owner's name at upper edge of front wrapper: "H. Holmes." Halifax, Mass., was incorporated in 1734. This annual report contains fascinating detailed information about the village in 1877 and… Read more
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image of No Constitutional Power to Conquer Foreign Nations and Hold Their People in Subjection Against Their Will: Speech of Hon. George F. Hoar, of Massachusetts, in the Senate of the United States, January 9, 1899

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Washington, D.C.: s.n., 1899. Paperback. Very Good +. 28 p.; 23 cm. Stapled. George F. Hoar (1826-1904) represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1877 and in the Senate from 1877 to his death in 1904. He consistently opposed American imperialism, and in this speech he argues against ratifying the Treaty of Paris, which… Read more
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image of Orations of Hon. Robt. C. Winthrop, of Massachusetts, (Delivered by Hon. Jhohn D. Long,) and Hon. Jno. W. Daniel, of Virginia: Washington Monument Dedication Ceremonies in the House of Representatives, February 21, 1885

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Washington, D.C.: Gray & Clarkson, printers, 1885. Paperback. Very Good. 38 p.; 20 cm. Green wrapper with black wrapper title. Advertisement inside front wrapper for the Washington, D.C., newspaper The Capital; advertisement inside the back wrapper for W. G. Metzerott & Co., dealer in music and musical novelties. Construction on the Washington Monument, built to commemorate President George… Read more
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image of Address at the Funeral of Mrs. John Steward, at Grace Church, N.Y., 1st of August, 1867 by Rev. Stephen H. Tyng [Catherine Elizabeth White Steward]

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Albany, NY: Joel Munsell, 1867. Paperback. Good +. 8 p.; 22 cm. Original plan wrapper. Catherine Elizabeth White (1818-1867) m. John Steward (1814-1901); they were the parents of three children: Harriet LeRoy Steward (1842-1872), John Steward (1847-1943), and Campbell Steward (1852-1936). Catherine Elizabeth White Steward died on 28 July 1867. Although the Rev. Stephen H. Tyng described her… Read more
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image of Sixth Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia

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Washington, D.C.: R. Beresford, Printer, 1877. Paperback. Very Good. 27 p.: tables; 23 cm. Plain wrapper with black wrapper title. The Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia opened in 1870; it is now known as Children's National Hospital. Contains names of directors, physicians, hospital administration, staff, and lady visitors; the address by president Samuel V. Niles; and… Read more
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image of The Lansdowne Choristers Present H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan [program]

The Lansdowne Choristers Present H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan [program]

by Lansdowne Choristers

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1934
Condition
Near Fine
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$19.00

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Lansdowne, Pa: Lansdowne Choristers, 1934. Pamphlet. Near Fine. [12] p.; 23 cm. Green cover; stapled. The program from a production of H.M.S. Pinafore by the Lansdowne Choristers under the direction of Katharine Yardley Thurber (d. 1954) for the benefit of the Lansdowne Fire Company in the Lansdowne High School on Nov. 1 and 2, 1934. They were accompanied… Read more
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image of The Dairyman's and Creameryman's Account Book

The Dairyman's and Creameryman's Account Book

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Published
1896
Condition
Good
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$26.00

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Burlington, Vt: Wells, Richardson & Co, 1896. Paperback. Good. [32] p.: illustrations; 19 cm. Orange card cover printed in black; stapled. "Name of Owner" is not filled in, but the monthly account pages are used through August. Calendar for 1897 on back cover. Wells, Richardson & Co. made and sold analyne dyes and butter dye, baby food, and… Read more
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image of Program from a production of The Doctor Has a Daughter by George Batson by the Senior Class of East Greenville High School

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East Greenville, PA: East Greenville High School, 1949. Pamphlet. Very Good -. [4] p.; 13 cm. Pink paper printed in black. The cast consisted of joan Bieler, June Engle, Mary Ann Graber, Betty Stahl, Richard Ziegler, Norma Edge, Henry Stauffer, Nancy Kurtz, Wallace Stauffer, Esther Freed, David Greulich, and Paul Wronowski. In Very Good- Condition: creased; front is… Read more
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image of Apollo Orchestra program -- Conductor J. W. F. Leman with soprano Bertha Hirshberg

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Philadelphia: Apollo Orchestra, 1918. Pamphlet. Fine. [4] p.; 13 cm. Folded card printed in black. Program for an open rehearsal on May 5, 1918, at "Broad Street Drawing Rooms," 715 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. "Invitation Rehearsal" -- on front cover. Conducted by J. W. F. Leman. Founded in 1870, the orchestra consisted of professional musicians, music students, and… Read more
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image of Program from a production of The Story of Kennett by Bayard Taylor presented at Longwood Gardens in 1933 with a ticket from the first performance

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Kennett Square, Pa: Longwood Gardens, 1933. Pamphlet. Very Good. [4] p.; 24 cm. The American Legion and Auxiliary of Kennett Square presented the play by John T. Hall based on Bayard Taylor's book at the Longwood Open Air Theatre at Longwood Gardens on June 22, 23, and 24, 1933. This was the first of several times the play… Read more
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image of 3 Documents relating to Two Roads laid out in Juniata County, Pa., in 1859 and One altered in 1882

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1859. Very Good. #1: The people appointed by the Juniata Co. Court of Quarter Sessions in Sept. 1858 to lay out a road in Delaware Township report on 11 Feb. 1859 that they have laid out a road from McAllisterville to John Landis' saw mill, then through lands of John Branthoffer to the public road that runs from… Read more
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image of Acknowledgement by Director C. Emerson Brown for Gift of Spiny Soft-Shelled Turtle to the Philadelphia Zoo by Howard Page Wood

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Philadelphia: Zoological Society of Philadelphia, 1935. Near Fine. 1 printed form filled in by hand. The Zoological Society of Philadelphia thanks Howard Page Wood for the gift of one spiny soft-shelled turtle. Signed by the director, C. Emerson Brown. Undated. Clarence Emerson Brown (1869-1949) was director of the Philadelphia Zoo from 1922 to 1935. Howard Page Wood (1923-2010)… Read more
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image of Stage Door by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber presented by The Players Club of Swarthmore under the direction of Samuel Evans, Jr. [program]

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Swarthmore, PA: The Players Club of Swarthmore, 1940. Pamphlet. Near Fine. 11, [1] p.: illustrations; 23 cm. Stapled. Includes advertisements for local businesses. Formed in 1911, the Players Club of Swarthmore is still active. In Near Fine Condition: cover very lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight.
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image of Handwritten will of Thomas D. Wattson with pencilled notation by Wattson declaring it null and void

Handwritten will of Thomas D. Wattson with pencilled notation by Wattson declaring it null and void

by Wattson, Thomas D.

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Published
1888
Condition
Very Good
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$46.00

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1888. Very Good. 1 sheet of lined paper with the handwritten will of Thomas D. Wattson (1836-1897) dated 30 March 1888. He made bequests to his nephew Thomas W. McCandless and niece Loraine McCandless, leaving the remainder of his estate in trust for the benefit of his wife Lydia C. Wattson. After his wife's death, the estate was… Read more
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image of Apollo Orchestra program -- Conductor J. W. F. Leman [La Nuit et L'Amour by Augusta Holmes]

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Philadelphia: Apollo Orchestra, 1917. Pamphlet. Fine. [4] p.; 13 cm. Folded card printed in black. Program for an open rehearsal on Dec. 16, 1917, at "Broad Street Drawing Rooms," 715 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. "Invitation Rehearsal" -- on front cover. Conducted by J. W. F. Leman. Founded in 1870, the orchestra consisted of professional musicians, music students, and… Read more
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image of Diagram Showing Points of Interest in the City of Bethlehem, Pa.; Prepared by the Bureau of City Engineer Robert L. Fox

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Bethlehem, Pa: Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, 1924. Map. Fine. 1 map (39 x 51 cm.), folded. Printed in red and black. Includes many points of interest, including Moravian sites, educational institutions, and Bethlehem Steel Co. The reverse side contains a smal map of eastern Pennsylvania showing Bethelhem's location. In Fine Condition: clean and bright.
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image of Deed for Sale by E. Albert Boyer, Sheriff of Northampton County, Pa., to the Society of the United Brethren for Propagating the Gospel Among the Heathen

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Bethlehem, Pa: Northampton County, Pa, 1937. Very Good. 2 leaves printed and filled in by hand with double-ruled borders in red. E. Albert Boyer, Sheriff of Northampton County, Pa., on 10 April 1937 sold for $1,905.87 two contiguous lots on Adams St. in Bethlehem, Pa. (identified as 467 Adams St. on the front), to the Society of the… Read more
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image of Program for Chimes of Normandy [Les Cloches de Corneville] by Robert Planquette

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Philadelphia: F. A. North & Co, 1888. Pamphlet. Good -. [4] p.; 22 cm. "Planquette's Charming Opera" was performed at Mercantile Hall with musical director J. G. Whiteman and stage manager Jos. C. Fox. No opera company is named; according to the Philadelphia Inquirer for May 15 and 17, 1888, this production was by "members of Philadelphia church… Read more
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image of Strawbridge_Clothier Chorus program -- 1927 Christmas

Strawbridge & Clothier Chorus program -- 1927 Christmas

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Published
1927
Condition
Very Good -
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$23.00

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Philadelphia: Strawbridge & Clothier, 1927. Pamphlet. Very Good -. [4] p.: illustration; 22 cm. Front has color illustration and decorative border. Program for a concert presented by the Strawbridge & Clothier chorus on Dec. 23, 1927, with a full orchestra; directed by Herbet J. Tilly and accompanied by William Sylvano Thunder. Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., was the reader.… Read more
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