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The Forest Lake Club. Incorporated 12 July, 1882. Under the laws of Pennsylvania as the Forest Lake Association. Charter amended 18 July 1908 changing name to The Forest Lake Club ... Mast Hope, Pike County, Pennsylvania
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The Forest Lake Club. Incorporated 12 July, 1882. Under the laws of Pennsylvania as the Forest Lake Association. Charter amended 18 July 1908 changing name to The Forest Lake Club ... Mast Hope, Pike County, Pennsylvania

[New York: E.A. Ronaldson & Co.], 1907. Frontispiece. 54 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth, upper cover titled in gilt. Near fine (soling to a few leaves in back). A few manuscript changes to addresses and list of members. Frontispiece. 54 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. This fishing club was formed in 1882 after Joseph Williamson of Lackawaxen bought a 1500-acre tract of land from William Holbert, and early members included many New York sportsmen. This 1907 year book lists 55 members, including Joseph Van Vleck, Jr., who was the landscape engineer for the club. It is unrecorded. By the 1920s, the club holdings in the northernmost stretch of the Poconos would grow to more than 4,500 acres; a fifty year history was written in 1932. RARE. Not in Bruns or Heller. Not in OCLC

$400.00

Life and Battles of Yankee Sullivan from his first Appearance in the POrize Ring until His Retirement [: Embracing Full and Accurate Reports of the Fights With Hammer Lane, Bob Caunt, Tom Secor, Tom Hyer...]

New York: George Backer, 85 Nassau Street, 1856. Copyrightr Trent 1854. Frontispiece. [vi], [9]-94, [2]pp. 8vo. Printed wrappers, back wrapper missing. VG. Signed Albert H. Peck, 1858. Copyrightr Trent 1854. Frontispiece. [vi], [9]-94, [2]pp. 8vo. Magriel 45 for 96pp text [cop. 1854]; not in Hartley; not in OCLC

$450.00

Fish Stories
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Fish Stories

By Abbott, Henry

New York: [Privately Printed], 1919. First edition. With five mounted photos, and six line illustrations. 62 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Pictorial birchbark boards. Very good copy (spine ends worn, with some small losses). First edition. With five mounted photos, and six line illustrations. 62 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Inscribed on the flyleaf, "Christmas Greeting, Henry Abbott". Abbott's little birchbark books, tales of hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, were privately printed between 1914 and 1932. "All the series rare and expensive", according to Bruns. Phillips p. 11; Plum 7236; Bruns A17; Heller 1:670

$275.00


Scenes in America, for the Amusement and Instruction of Little Tarry-at-Home Travellers
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Scenes in America, for the Amusement and Instruction of Little Tarry-at-Home Travellers

By Taylor, Isaac

London: J. Harris and Son, 1822. Second edition. Engraved folding map at front, wood-engraved title vignette and 84 wood-engraved illustrations on 28 plates. viii, 120 pp. 12mo. Contemporary russet paneled calf, gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, spine sunned, some light dampstaining to text. Contemporary gift inscription on flyleaf, small bookplate. Second edition. Engraved folding map at front, wood-engraved title vignette and 84 wood-engraved illustrations on 28 plates. viii, 120 pp. 12mo. Second edition of this work from the juvenile "Scenes" series by author, illustrator and nonconformist minister Isaac Taylor (1759-1829). First published in London 1821. Osborne, p. 190

$450.00

ANS. "I can be there May 15..." Signed Eleanor Roosevelt
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ANS. "I can be there May 15..." Signed Eleanor Roosevelt

By ROOSEVELT, Eleanor

1 page. 8vo. OLd Folds. 1 page. 8vo.

$350.00

Autograph document signed Josiah Bartlett ("J Bartlett")
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Autograph document signed Josiah Bartlett ("J Bartlett")

By (Signer of the Declaration of Independence) Bartlett, Josiah

[Rockingham County NH], 1769. 1 p. pen and ink on paper, blank on verso. 4.5 x 7.75 inches. Old folds, dog-eared corner, else fine. 1 p. pen and ink on paper, blank on verso. 4.5 x 7.75 inches. A memo written during Bartlett's tenure as justice of the Peace for Rockingham County, recording an agreement for the transfer of a deed from Joseph Chandler to Josiah Judkins upon payment of a note. American physician, statesman, and jurist, Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795), was born in Amesbury in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and moved to the frontier settlement of Kingston, in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in 1751, where he opened his practice as the county's sole physician. Bartlett was elected to the New Hampshire colonial assembly in 1765, served as colonel of the Rockingham County militia and was appointed justice of the peace. From 1775-1776, and in 1778 and 1788, Barteltt was New Hampshire's delegate to the Continental Congress, where, as the representative of the northern most colony, he was the first delegate to vote for independence from Great Britain. Bartlett was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, served on the committee that drafted the Articles of Confederation and helped ratify the Constitution. He later served as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas and despite not being a lawyer, was appointed Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, and in 1792, he became New Hampshire's fourth Governor. Two-hundred years after his death, Josiah Bartlett entered the chronicles of American pop culture when (despite a difference in the spelling of his last name) he became the fictional direct ancestor of "President Josiah Bartlet," a leading character played by actor Martin Sheen in NBC's drama, The West Wing. Bartlett is also a character in both the stage and motion picture adaptation of the musical 1776. Photo

$1650.00

Autograph document signed Andrew Adams ("Andr: Adams Assistant") to the "Litchfield County Sheriff, his Deputy or Constable of Goshen in said County"

By (Founding Father) Adams, Andrew

Litchfield [CT], 1781. 1 p. handwritten, pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso. 4to. Old folds, minor wear, else very good. 1 p. handwritten, pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso. 4to. Runaway 'Servant & Slave for Life'. An evocative Revolutionary War era court summons written on behalf of Phlimon Sanford, who was seeking compensation from two of his neighbors for allegedly inducing one of his slaves to runaway. Reading in part: "In the name of God and Company of the State of Connecticut you are commanded to summon Ebenzr. Norton Esq. and Jonth. Washburn both of sd. Goshen to appear before sd. County Court to be held at Litchfield in ye forsd. County on ye fourth Tuesday of Sept instant: then and there to answer unto Philemon Sanford... wherein ye Per: declares & says that... on or about ye 10th Day of Marcheth (sic) 1776 and for many years before had, acquired and was lawfully possessed of a certain Negro Man named George Tankard being a Servant & Slave for Life of ye value of one hundred pounds lawful Money... ye Def: being not ignorant of ye premises: but well knowing of sd. George to be ye proper servant of sd. Per: did... unlawfully and against ye mind and will ...persuade, and encourage him of sd. George to desert, abscond from & leave of Per: service and... did then & there receive him ye sd. George into their Service and him kept employed, harbored, & entertained... for many months; and ye sd. George thereupon by means and through ye countenance and encouragement of ye Defts induced to and did leave & go out of ye Limmitts (sic) of this State to some parts unknown..." As an interesting note, the returns for men serving in the Continental Army from Connecticut, include a George Tankard from Goshen. Andrew Adams (1736-1797) was a delegate to The Continental Congress from Connecticut and Signer of the Articles of Confederation, Chief Justice of the Ct. Supreme Court. He is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, despite the fact that he was not one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

$1100.00

Book of Old New York
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Book of Old New York

By Brown, Henry Collins

New York: Privately Printed for the Subscribers [Aranged and printed by The Lent & Graff Co.], 1913. First edition. 106 illustraions, five in full colour. xix, 392 pp. 4to. Full blue morocco, t.e.g., rest uncut. neatly rehinged. First edition. 106 illustraions, five in full colour. xix, 392 pp. 4to.

$300.00

Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of the Alba Fishing & Hunting Club. Adopted and Effective March 13, 1933
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Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of the Alba Fishing & Hunting Club. Adopted and Effective March 13, 1933

Mobile, Alabama: Alba Fishing & Hunting Club, 1933. 12 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Orange illustrated wrappers printed in black. Bookplate removed from inside front wrapper, else very good. 12 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Unrecorded constitution and rule book of this private club on the Dog River, established for "the social and literary advancement of its member, the establishment of a park and fishing grounds, the stocking, protection and use of the same ..." and still in existence. Not in OCLC or any sporting references

$375.00

The American Anti-Slavery Almanac, for 1840 ... [Vol. I. No. 5]
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The American Anti-Slavery Almanac, for 1840 ... [Vol. I. No. 5]

By (Abolition)

New York & Boston: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1839. First edition. Illustrated with 12 wooduct vignettes and 1 full-page woodcut showing a lynching ("Our Peculiar Institution"). 48 pp. 12mo. Sewn, lacking publisher's illustrated yellow wrappers. Some creasing and edgewear, heavy soiling and staining to last few leaves, possible mold damage. First edition. Illustrated with 12 wooduct vignettes and 1 full-page woodcut showing a lynching ("Our Peculiar Institution"). 48 pp. 12mo. Drake 7699

$250.00

A Letter Addressed to a Republican Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Massachusetts: On the Subject of a Petition for a New Incorporation, to Be Entitled a College of Physicians
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A Letter Addressed to a Republican Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Massachusetts: On the Subject of a Petition for a New Incorporation, to Be Entitled a College of Physicians

By Warren, John Collins

Boston: John Eliot, 1812. 20pp. 8vo. Library buckram and boards. Ex-Harvard with release stamps. 20pp. 8vo. Austin 2002; Sabin 40255

$275.00

A Brief Sketch of Lakota Club
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A Brief Sketch of Lakota Club

By Crowe, Philip K.

Woodstock, Vermont: [Designed and printed by the Elm Tree Press], 1966. 12 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Blue wrappers, upper cover printed in blue and white, anniversary dinner menu printed in white on lower inside flap. Small ghost from circular label on cover margin, else fine. 12 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Uncommon keepsake for the seventy-fifth anniversary dinner of the Lakota Club on Lakota Lake near Barnard and Bridgewater, Vermont. The fishing club was founded in 1891; the slub history is followed by a list of members and the dinner menu for Saturday 6 August 1966. Heller 1:737. Not in OCLC

$300.00

Pacific Electric Rod and Gun Club. Constitution and By-Laws. Prize List, Rules and Regulations
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Pacific Electric Rod and Gun Club. Constitution and By-Laws. Prize List, Rules and Regulations

[Los Angeles], 1939. 48 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Green printed wrappers. About fine (some fading). 48 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Sporting club of the Pacific Electric Railway Company, established in 1916, with a membership limited to male Caucasian employees. Listing of officers and committees, prize categories in sal and fresh water angling, hunting, and trap shooting. With a list of past presidents and prize winners from earlier years; and numerous ads for local businesses throughout. The Pacific Electric Railway Company was the largest streetcar and interurban transit company in the country during the 1920s. Scarce. Not in OCLC

$250.00

Report to the Pohoqualine Fish Association of the State of Pennsylvania, by the President, Showing the Proceedings in the Cases of Three Trespassers Upon Property of the Association April the 26th, 1898 and the Proceedings against John Price Wetherill, President, and William T. Elliott, a Member of the Association, for Using a Landing Net in Catching Trout on the Property of the Association
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Report to the Pohoqualine Fish Association of the State of Pennsylvania, by the President, Showing the Proceedings in the Cases of Three Trespassers Upon Property of the Association April the 26th, 1898 and the Proceedings against John Price Wetherill, President, and William T. Elliott, a Member of the Association, for Using a Landing Net in Catching Trout on the Property of the Association

By Wetherill, John Price

Printed for the Pohoqualine Fish Association, 1900. Edition of 500 copies, No. 44. 205 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Green buckram, ex-library with perforated stamps, bookplate with release stamp. Endpapers defective, text clean, a few words affected by stamps. Good plus. Edition of 500 copies, No. 44. 205 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Testimony and proceedings in this trespassing trial concerning the Monroe county fishing club, the Pohoqualine Fish Association. Much is elicited in testimony concerning the club lands along McMichael's Creek, fishing habits and customs of members, and efforts to protect the stream from overfishing. During the testimony, the legailty of of the use of a landing net to catch trout was questioned by the defense. The second portion of the book concerns a case brought against the club president and another member for using a landing net while fishing with a light rod and a fly; the conviction was reversed. Pp. 185-200 comprise citations from angling works from Berners and Walton and the Anglers Vade Mecum of 1700 to the 1890 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Uncommon. Not in Bruns. OCLC 54627937 (Yale)

$200.00

Typed Letter Signed ("Cesar J Chavez"), to Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld of Fairmont Temple, Cleveland, OH
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Typed Letter Signed ("Cesar J Chavez"), to Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld of Fairmont Temple, Cleveland, OH

By Chavez, Cesar

Keene, Calif, 1974. 1 page typed on United Farm Workers of America AFL-CIO letterhead. 4to. Old fold. 1 page typed on United Farm Workers of America AFL-CIO letterhead. 4to. A letter of thanks from the labor leader after attending a service at Rabbi Lelyveld's Fairmont Temple: "We will win the boycott because there are so many good people like you who belive in the farm workers right to have a union of his own free choice ..."

$350.00

"Oh! How I love the Old Flag." Rebecca, a Slave Girl from New Orleans
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"Oh! How I love the Old Flag." Rebecca, a Slave Girl from New Orleans

By (Slavery) Paxson, Charles, photographer

New York, 1864. Carte-de-visite albumen print, hand-colored, with printed caption on mount, "No. 5" on verso. 4 x 2-3/8 inches. Fine. Carte-de-visite albumen print, hand-colored, with printed caption on mount, "No. 5" on verso. 4 x 2-3/8 inches. "Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1864, by S. Tackaberry, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York. The nett [sic] proceeds from the sale of these photographs will be devoted to the education of colored people in the Department of the Gulf, now under the command of Major General Banks" printed on back of the mount.

$300.00

Manuscript Indenture signed ("Char. Dunster"), also signed ("Alex. Mackdowell"), ("Mich. Kearny"), on verso, conveying 500 acres of land along the North Branch of the Raritan River, in the County of Somerset, in the Province of New Jersey, to John Dumont "for & in consideration of the sum of five shillings current money of the province of New Jersey"
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Manuscript Indenture signed ("Char. Dunster"), also signed ("Alex. Mackdowell"), ("Mich. Kearny"), on verso, conveying 500 acres of land along the North Branch of the Raritan River, in the County of Somerset, in the Province of New Jersey, to John Dumont "for & in consideration of the sum of five shillings current money of the province of New Jersey"

By Dunster, Charles

Perth Amboy. Middlesex County., New Jersey, 1726. 1p. Pen and ink on vellum with wax seal, docketed on verso. 1 vols. 14 x 6-1/2 inches. Old folds, fine. 1p. Pen and ink on vellum with wax seal, docketed on verso. 1 vols. 14 x 6-1/2 inches. An important Somerset County document relating to the colonial history of New Jersey. Reading in part: ": from the day before the daye hereof, for and during and until the whole end and term of one year next ensuing, and fully to compleat and ended, yielding and paying therefor (sic) the rent of one pepper corn at the feats of St. Michael ..." The land in the Raritan Valley of New Jersey, encompassing what is now Somerset County, was acquired by the East Jersey proprietors in the 1680s, through several purchases from its Native American owners. The land conveyed in our indenture is half of lot No.55 of the Second Indian Title, which was surveyed for Lord Neil Campbell, a Scottish nobleman who served as Deputy Governor of East New Jersey during 1686. The land was subsequently acquired by East Jersey Proprietor, and Perth Amboy merchant Charles Dunster, Esq. (d.1727) Other signatures include: Alexander Mackdowell, and Michael Kearney, Treasurer of the Eastern Division of New Jersey, who was also the son-in-law of New Jersey Colonial Governor Lewis Morris.

$300.00

Archive of Francis William Bird
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Archive of Francis William Bird

By Bird, Francis William

v.p. chiefly Boston and surrounding towns, 1895. various sizes, chiefly pen and ink on paper. Old folds, toning, occasional minor tears. various sizes, chiefly pen and ink on paper. THE SAGE OF WALPOLE. A grief-laden archive of Francis William Bird (1809-1894) including: 9 autograph letters signed Francis William Bird ("F.W. Bird), on "F.W. Bird & Son" letterhead; 79 autograph letters signed, many being condolence letters from important friends, including Dr. Estes Howe, U.S. Reps. Rufus S. Frost and Henry L. Pierce, and newspaper editor, George H. Monroe, upon the tragic death of Bird's son, Francis William Bird, Jr., in 1875; 10 condolence letters on the death of Bird's wife, Rebecca Hill Cook in 1835, just one year after they were married; A diary of five 8"x10" double-sided pages written in 1829 of his soon-to-be-wife, Rebecca Hill Cook of Providence, Rhode Island, wherein she notes in several entries her dates with Bird. Known as the "Sage of Walpole," abolitionist, state political leader, and radical reformer, Francis William Bird (1809-1894), was the founder and de facto leader of the "Bird Club," whose membership counted both Massachusetts senators, the governor, a number of ex-governors and four or five members of congress, as well as scores of prominent and influential Boston, and Massachusetts political and business leaders. Considered the political center of Massachusetts, the Bird Club, met every Saturday afternoon at Young's Hotel on Cornhill Street, in Boston, to dine and discuss the affairs of the nation. In addition to his antislavery efforts, Bird was also a supporter of women's rights, Native American rights, and suffrage for Chinese in America.

$1200.00

A Western Trip
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A Western Trip

By Schmidt, Carl E.

[Detroit: Herold Press,] for private circulation only, 1904. Second edition. 12 mounted full-page colored photographs and 18 smaller black and white illustrations in text. 91 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Tan leather stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Spine rubbed, front red silk flyleaf with some losses, offsetting to a few pages. Very good minus. Second edition. 12 mounted full-page colored photographs and 18 smaller black and white illustrations in text. 91 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. An Outstanding Sporting and Western Title. Lavishly produced record of a sporting trip to Yellowstone takes the form of the diary of Detroit industrialist Carl Schmidt, including a section on fishing. Chapter 9, pp. 63-72, is entitled "A Fishing Trip." The color pictures are photochrome prints after photographs by William Henry Jackson who, as the official photographer of the Hayden Survey in the 1870s, took the first photographs of Yellowstone. The photochrome process was invented in Switzerland, and the American rights were purchased by the Detroit Publishing Company around 1895. Jackson served as a director of the newly-created Photochrome Company subsidiary, and praised the photochrome process in his memoirs as a "process hardly improved today." The uncommon second edition of this unusual western title, with the black and white illustrations printed with the text. Streeter sale, lot 4123; Howes S-170; Eberstadt 133:975 "extremely difficult to come by"; Taylor, Traveling thru Wonderland pp. 40-41; Heller 2:480. Not in Bruns, Litchfield, Phillips, Wetzel

$3750.00

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