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Exposé of the Facts concerning the Proposed Elevated Patent Railway Enterprise in the City of New-York 1866
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Exposé of the Facts concerning the Proposed Elevated Patent Railway Enterprise in the City of New-York 1866

By (Transportation)

New York: [West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway Company], 1866. With two folding maps (17-1/2 x 45 inches and 20 x 23-3/4 inches) and 9 full-page plates. 64 pp. 8vo. Original cloth lettered in gilt to upper cover. Title page and first map detached, bottom corner of large folding map torn away but present, dampstained throughout, front hinge broken. With two folding maps (17-1/2 x 45 inches and 20 x 23-3/4 inches) and 9 full-page plates. 64 pp. 8vo. First Elevated Train in New York City. Inscribed on the inside cover: "Hon Samuel Candee ... Compliments of C.T. Harvey Pantentee Albany March 6th." Harvey was the founder of the West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway Company. The plan is for what would become the Ninth Avenue El, the first elevated train in New York City, which began operation in July 1868, saw several extensions over the years, and ultimately closed in 1958. The maps are "Colton's city & county map of New-York"; and "Sanitary and social chart of the Fourth Ward of the city of New-York to illustrate the necessity of elevated railways"

$600.00

My Own Times, Embracing also, the History of My Life
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My Own Times, Embracing also, the History of My Life

By Reynolds, John

[Belleville,] Illinois: [Printed by B.H. Perryman and H.L. Davison], 1855. First edition. Frontispiece portrait, with contents bound at end. 600, xxiii pp. 8vo. Later crushed brown morocco decorated in gilt, moire endpapers, all edges gilt, original cloth spine and sides mounted in the rear. Provenance Bauer Sale, 1958 ($100). First edition. Frontispiece portrait, with contents bound at end. 600, xxiii pp. 8vo. Best picture of Illinois pioneer life" (Howes). "The book deals extensively with social, economic, and political conditions in the pioneer period and with the Black Hawk War... a good picture of frontier society" (Buck). Also contains several chapters on Mormonism, including its history, belief system, and Joseph Smith's death. Howes states that "of 400 copies printed, 300 burned in the first Chicago fire while stored with D.B. Cooke in 1857. Reynolds was governor of Illinois. Byrd 2343; Buck 57; Clark II:57; Flake 7122; Graff 3479; Howes R236 ("b"); Sabin 70420; Streeter Sale 1510

$800.00

Autograph letter, signed, 28 May 1793, addressed to Governor Henry Lee of Virginia
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Autograph letter, signed, 28 May 1793, addressed to Governor Henry Lee of Virginia

By Hamilton, Alexander

Philadelphia, 1793. 1 page on a folded folio sheet. 1 vols. 10 x 7-3/4 inches (25.5 x 19.5 cm). Addressed in manuscript on the fourth page in Hamilton's hand, with his "Free" inkstamp and manuscript free frank, and circular "31 Ma" inkstamp. Old folds. Some wear and darkening along the central horizontal fold, with small loss of paper, not affecting any text. Remnants of paper from a previous mounting along top edge of fourth page. Remnants of wax seal on the fourth page, with related tear in foredge of second leaf, not affecting any text. Ink a bit faded, but still very easily readable. Very good. 1 page on a folded folio sheet. 1 vols. 10 x 7-3/4 inches (25.5 x 19.5 cm). "A Man in My Situation Ought at Least to Take Care How He Fails in His Pecuniary Duty" ALS TO VIRGINIA GOVERNOR, GEN. HENRY "LIGHT-HORSE HARRY" LEE, ASKING IF HE HAS FULLY COMPENSATED LEE FOR A HORSE HE ACQUIRED FROM HIM. A wonderful and warm letter from Alexander Hamilton to one of his close associates from the Revolutionary War and afterward, Gen. Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee. At the time he wrote this letter Hamilton was serving as Secretary of the Treasury in Philadelphia, and Lee was in the midst of a three-year tenure as Governor of Virginia. Hamilton writes regarding Lee's gift of a horse in 1791 - the hope among Hamilton's friends and family was that the Treasury Secretary would take occasional rides, thus allowing him to temporarily escape the pressures of his office. Hamilton insisted on compensating Lee for the horse, but admits in this letter that he cannot recall if he had done so. In a bit of levity, Hamilton sees the irony of the man charged with the finances of the new nation being unable to remember whether he has paid for a horse. Hamilton's forgetfulness at the time is understandable however - he had spent the early months of 1793 fending off Congressional charges that he was misappropriating foreign and domestic loans to favor speculators, and he was also weathering the first rumors of his extra-marital affair with Maria Reynolds. Hamilton writes: "I do not now distinctly recollect whether I ever remitted or paid you the ballance [sic] of the price of the horse you were so obliging as to find me. Pray resolve my doubts. For a man in my situation ought at least to take care how he fails in his pecuniary duty. I look back with mortification to the little attention I was able to pay you while here. Appreciate my situation - do me justice and you will believe me to be always truly your affectionate friend, A. Hamilton." Alexander Hamilton and "Light-Horse Harry" Lee (the father of Robert E. Lee) were good friends since the Revolution, when both served as trusted aides to George Washington. Hamilton and Lee would reunite in service to Washington during the Whiskey Rebellion, when the President called on the two of them to lead troops against the insurgents in western Pennsylvania. Henry Lee had received his nickname due to his outstanding horsemanship, especially in the midst of battle. He went on to serve as a member of the Continental Congress from Virginia, as a Congressman, and as Governor of Virginia. His eulogy of George Washington, in which he called him "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" has secured his fame through the ages. Alexander Hamilton and Henry Lee carried out an extensive correspondence during the Revolution and afterward. In a letter from Lee to Hamilton dated May 6, 1793, we learn that Lee had "let you [Hamilton] have my own riding horse" and - at Hamilton's insistence - had put an outstanding balance due on the horse of sixteen guineas. Interestingly, the present letter seems to be unknown to the editors of THE PAPERS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON, and to the editors of the internet database, Founders Online, appearing in neither of those sources. Harold C. Syrett, ed., THE PAPERS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON (New York: Columbia University Press, 1969), Vol. XIV, pp. 416-417 (ref); Ron Chernow, ALEXANDER HAMILTON (New York. 2004), p. 333 and 424-427

$12500.00

Diary of William H. Fulper on the Cruise of the U.S.S. "Resolute" with forty tons of dynamite during the war with Spain...Published as a Christmas Souvenir December 25, 1898
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Diary of William H. Fulper on the Cruise of the U.S.S. "Resolute" with forty tons of dynamite during the war with Spain...Published as a Christmas Souvenir December 25, 1898

By Fulper, William H.

Trenton, N.J.: The J.l. Murphy Pub. Co, 1898, 1898. First edition. 137pp. 12mo. Blue cloth. About fine. First edition. 137pp. 12mo. Inscribed on ffp "With kind regards to Paul Lupke from Wm. Fulper Mch. 22, 1899." OCLC 1261530 (5 copies

$200.00

Portrait photograph, inscribed to Lewis L. Strauss, "to my friends of 42 years. the affections of Herbert C. Hoover" and signed on the mount
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Portrait photograph, inscribed to Lewis L. Strauss, "to my friends of 42 years. the affections of Herbert C. Hoover" and signed on the mount

By Hoover, Herbert

[N.p., 1959. 10 x 13 inches, framed to 14 x 18 inches. Framed. Photograph faded, signature fine and bold. 10 x 13 inches, framed to 14 x 18 inches. The young Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974) was Herbert Hoover's assistant for two years, 1917 to 1919, while Hoover ran the American Relief Administration assisting Europe after the world war. Strauss was offered the post of controller of the newly formed League of Nations, but turned down the offer on Hoover's advice, and embarked on a successful and distinguished career in business and in the U.S. Navy, where he rose to the rank of Admiral. In 1946, Strauss became an inaugural member of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and served as its chairman from 1953 to 1958. A touching testimonial of the long association between the two men.

$1000.00

Portrait photograph, inscribed and signed as President to Lewis L. Strauss
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Portrait photograph, inscribed and signed as President to Lewis L. Strauss

By Eisenhower, Dwight D.

[N.p., 1954. Black and white portrait photograph of Eisenhower seated at his desk. 1 vols. Signature somewhat faded. Framed. With another photograph of Eisenhower and Strauss. Black and white portrait photograph of Eisenhower seated at his desk. 1 vols. "To the Hon. Lewis L. Strauss, with best wishes and warm regards to a distinguished American - from his friend Dwight D. Eisenhower" Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974) was Herbert Hoover's assistant for two years, 1917 to 1919 and had a successful and distinguished career in business and in the U.S. Navy, where he rose to the rank of Admiral. In 1946, Strauss became an inaugural member of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; Eisenhower appointed him chairman in 1953. "More than any other individual, Lewis Strauss shaped the atomic energy policy of the United States in the years 1953-58. Through the force of his personality, he stamped the history of his time with his values. At the same time, beacuse not everyone shared his beliefs, he provoked intense controversy. President Eisenhower and his close circle of advisors respected and even admired Strauss" (Pfau, 219). Eisenhower awarded Strauss the Presidential Medal of Freedom in July 1958. With a color photograph of Eisenhower being briefed by Strauss at the time of the thermonuclear tests at Eniwetok, 1954. Cf. Richard Pfau, No Sacrifice Too Great. The Life of Lewis L. Strauss, Univ. Pr. of Virginia, 1984. Provenance: Lewis L. Strauss; his son, Lewis H. Strauss

$2500.00

Papermaking by Hand in America
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Papermaking by Hand in America

By Hunter, Dard

Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1950. Number 204 of 210 copies (200 for sale), signed by the author. Hand-colored photogravure frontispiece of Hunter's Mountain House with 96 facsimiles, 27 reproductions of early American watermarks, and 42 reproductions of ream wrappers on handmade paper intended to reproduce the original papers. Folio (16-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches). Half linen and decorated paper boards, edges untrimmed, laid into a morocco backed folding case. Number 204 of 210 copies (200 for sale), signed by the author. Hand-colored photogravure frontispiece of Hunter's Mountain House with 96 facsimiles, 27 reproductions of early American watermarks, and 42 reproductions of ream wrappers on handmade paper intended to reproduce the original papers. Folio (16-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches). Schlosser 41 "The last work of the Mountain House Press and the author's magnum opus, this book provides a history of American papermaking by listing and describing the first paper mill in each state from 1690 until 1811, six years prior to the introduction of the first paper machine into the United States. There are in the book 123 facsimiles of documents and watermarks and forty-two reproductions of labels used by these early paper manufacturers. The thick folio volume was to have been issued in an edition of 210 copies, but the author's own bibliography says that only 180 were completed. The book is printed on Dard Hunter's paper." Schlosser 41

$8000.00

The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History
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The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History

By (Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap) Brodhead, Luke Wills and [Jesse GRAVES, photographer]

Philadelphia: Sherman & Co., Printers, 1867. Illustrated by 9 [of 10?] vintage albumen prints of the region, mounted to stiff card stock with printed captions in red, and tissue guards. xii, [9]-220 pp. Without the folding map found in some copies. 1 vols. 12mo (images 3-1/2 x 3 inches). Publisher's maroon cloth. Spine ends worn, some light staining to boards, previous owner's inscription deleted from verso of frontispiece, some fading to images. Very good. Illustrated by 9 [of 10?] vintage albumen prints of the region, mounted to stiff card stock with printed captions in red, and tissue guards. xii, [9]-220 pp. Without the folding map found in some copies. 1 vols. 12mo (images 3-1/2 x 3 inches). With Vintage Photos by Jesse Graves. A beautiful guide to the region, and an excellent example of the photo-illustrated book of the day. Like many such books, the number of plates inserted by the publisher seems to vary: some have 9, some have 10, and no copy currently on the market notes a folding map. "Illustrated with 10 photographs by Jesse A. Graves of landscape subjects of the 'places of interest.' Graves of Delaware Water Gap is typical of talented professional photographers whose work is known to have been extensive but which has survived in a limited number of book pages." - The Truthful Lens. The Truthful Lens 27; OCLC 6825848 (listing 9 plates only, and no folding map)

$600.00

Banking in China: a Paper read December 12, 1903 before The Round Table, St. Louis
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Banking in China: a Paper read December 12, 1903 before The Round Table, St. Louis

St Louis: The Round Table, 1908. 32 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Grey printed wrappers in good condition, some chipping at corners of spine. Ownership stamp on front cover: Mr. Arthur Gilman, Cambridge Mass. 32 pp. 1 vols. 4to. A history of banking in China, starting with the history of the monetary system in China and its coinage. Wong Kai Kah was the Vice Commissioner to the St. Louis Exposition in 1903, which is presumably the event during which he gave this paper before the Round Table in St. Louis. 1903 was described as the first year China "officially" exhibited at a World's Fair. Wong Kai Kah was also a graduate of Yale University (class of 1883) and a prominent figure in the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Chinese government.

$300.00

The Other Man
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The Other Man

By Frisbie, Wm. A.

Minneapolis, Mn: [SOO Line Railway Company, W.R. Callaway], 1904. First Edition. 122, [6]pp. 12mo. Publisher's pictorial green cloth. Very Good Copy. First Edition. 122, [6]pp. 12mo. angling, shooting, etc.

$275.00

Afro-American Encyclopaedia; or the Thoughts Doings and Sayings of the Race Embracing Addresses Lectures Biographical Sketches Sermons Poems Names of Universities Colleges Seminaries Newspapers Books and a History of the denominations Giving the Numerical Strength of Each. In Fact It teaches Every Subject of Interest to the Colored people as Discussed by More than One Hundred of Their Wisest and Best Men and Women
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Afro-American Encyclopaedia; or the Thoughts Doings and Sayings of the Race Embracing Addresses Lectures Biographical Sketches Sermons Poems Names of Universities Colleges Seminaries Newspapers Books and a History of the denominations Giving the Numerical Strength of Each. In Fact It teaches Every Subject of Interest to the Colored people as Discussed by More than One Hundred of Their Wisest and Best Men and Women

By Haley, James T., editor

Nashville: Haley & Florida, 1895. First edition. Frontispiece of the Statue of Liberty, with photographs and illus. xiv, 640 pp. 2 vols. 4to. Publisher's cloth, titled in gilt. Rebacked, preserving much of original spine, new endsheets, frontispiece worn with some loss at margins, textblock toned with edgewear and rounding to corners, staining to margins. First edition. Frontispiece of the Statue of Liberty, with photographs and illus. xiv, 640 pp. 2 vols. 4to. First edition of this encyclopedia of African American history, comprised of short biographies and articles on African-American history and institutions. The book was sold by subscription and aimed at an audience booth white and black. The articles are largely sourced from newspapers and other printed sources; for example, the biography of Frederick Douglass by William Lloyd Garrison is reprinted from The Monthly Review. "The scarcity of books by negro authors suggested the idea of the compilation of this book.... We have tried to compress within a few hundred pages the momentous events connected with the Afro-American race during the nineteenth century" (Preface).

$250.00

Soiree Gymnastique...Calisthentics with Music. Gymnasium for Ladies, Gentlemen and Children... Profs. Hillebrand & Lewis...The Eighth Annual Exhibition by the Pupils of Hiollebrand & Lewis' Gymnasium Tuesday Ev'g, January 16, 1866
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$300.00

Charter and By-Laws of the Parkside Angling Association, Henryville, Pa
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Charter and By-Laws of the Parkside Angling Association, Henryville, Pa

[N.p., New York, 1924. 16 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Printed self wrappers. Very good plus (small snag at center in gutter). 16 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Charter, by-laws, and list of members of this private sporting club on Brodhead creek, a tributary of the Delaware river in Monroe county, Pennsylvania, established in 1897 by trout fisherman from New York and Philadelphia. Membership is limited to 22 (with two honorary members listed on the membership register for 1924-1925). One of the most important clubs in the Poconos, which has counted Edward R. Hewitt and Richard C. Hunt among its members. UNRECORDED in institutional holdings or in angling bibliographies.

$250.00

Electron Theory. Report to the Solvay Conference for Physics at Brussels, Belgium, September 27 to October 2, 1948

By Oppenheimer, J. R.

[Brussels, 1948. 17 pp., duplicated typescript (rectos only), signed by the author in pencil upper right of first page. 1 vols. 4to. Old fold, short closed tear in margin of last page. Fine. 17 pp., duplicated typescript (rectos only), signed by the author in pencil upper right of first page. 1 vols. 4to. Signed. Oppenheimer's paper for the Solvay conference, a three part presentation on the history of electrodynamics, "the logical and procedural aspects of recent developments," and "remarks and questions on applications of these developments to nuclear problems and on the question of the closure of electrodynamics." After a distinguished career in business and in the U.S. Navy, Louis L. Strauss was closely involved in the Manhattan project. He was named one of the inaugural commissioners of the Atomic Energy Commission and served as chairman from 1953-1958. Later, famously, Strauss had the scientist investigated for disloyalty and Oppenheimer's security clearance was revoked. Provenance: Lewis L. Strauss

$3000.00

George Washington Sportsman From his own Journals. [3 page Preface by John C. Phillips.]

By Washington, George

Cambridge, Mass: The Cosmos Press, Inc, 1928. First Edition. One Hundred Copies Privately Printed for John Phillips. 47 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter black cloth, black patterned paper with gilt stars. Fine. Bookplate of Edward Holyoke Osgood, Jr. First Edition. One Hundred Copies Privately Printed for John Phillips. 47 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. ONE OF 100 COPIES. "But Washington's first love in the realm of sport was riding to hounds over his own and neighboring plantations ..." Preface. Wetzel p. 228; Bruns P80; Biscotti p. 342; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 289

$450.00

Charter and By-Laws of the Parkside Angling Association, Henryville, Penn. [Cover title]
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Charter and By-Laws of the Parkside Angling Association, Henryville, Penn. [Cover title]

[N.p., New York, 1897. 12 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Orginal gray printed wrappers, gathered with cord. Near fine. 12 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Charter and by-laws of this private sporting club on Brodhead creek, a tributary of the Delaware river in Monroe county, Pennsylvania, established in 1897 by trout fisherman from New York and Philadelphia. Membership is limited to 25. One of the most important clubs in the Poconos, which has counted Edward R. Hewitt and Richard C. Hunt among its members. UNRECORDED in institutional holdings or in angling bibliographies. Not in OCLC

$500.00

On Lake Winnepesaukee. Summer Outing (1899) of the Lujimkidjuleharry Quintette
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On Lake Winnepesaukee. Summer Outing (1899) of the Lujimkidjuleharry Quintette

[N.p.: privately printed, 1899. 11 leaves: Title, with text on verso, and 10 leaves printed recto only. 1 vols. Small oblong 16mo (2-3/8 x 3-7/16 inches). Original wrappers, upper cover with lithographed image of the main event described in the text (neatly backed to style with green diaper-grained cloth, neat repairs to crease in upper cover and lower outer corner). 11 leaves: Title, with text on verso, and 10 leaves printed recto only. 1 vols. Small oblong 16mo (2-3/8 x 3-7/16 inches). A souvenir and reminder of the early days of the summer cabins on Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire. A humorous story told in verse: five friends, Lu, Jim, Kid, Jule, and Harry, have taken a cabin for the summer, fishing, feasting and drinking beer. One of their number drinks too many beers in an attempt to drown his sorrows after a fishless day. The following morning, hung-over, he wanders into the brush and encounters a bear (according to him). The bear goes one way the man another, but despite a thorough search no further sign of the bear is found during the following day, and by evening doubts are cast on the hung-over fisherman's version of events: "Are you sure your bear wasn't a mule?" Rare: no other copy recorded.

$750.00

Constitution and By-Laws of "The Phillip Garbutt Rod and Gun Club" [Caption title]
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Constitution and By-Laws of "The Phillip Garbutt Rod and Gun Club" [Caption title]

[Rochester, New York, 1931. Duplicated typescript. 5 pages, with ephemera (2 membership cards, receipt for 1931 dues). 4to. Old folds, some browning to edges, generally fine. Duplicated typescript. 5 pages, with ephemera (2 membership cards, receipt for 1931 dues). 4to. New York Angling Club. A copy of the foundation document from the Phillip Garbutt Rod and Gun Club, established on the farm owned by the estate of John Z Garbutt (1870-1927) in Wheatland, New York (southwest of Rochester). Membership is limited to 50, and the by-laws state that only artificial fly-rod lures are to be used and also establish daily catch limits. The Club is still in existence. The accompanying ephemera includes a membership card and guest card for 1931, signed Emil M. Miller, president, as well as a receipt for payment of dues, signed J. L. Leonard.

$400.00

The Ordnance Manual for the Use of the Officers of the Confederate States Army
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The Ordnance Manual for the Use of the Officers of the Confederate States Army

By Gorgas, Josiah

Richmond: West and Johnston, 1863. First edition. "Adopted, with some necessary changes, omissions, and alterations, from the Ordnance Manual of the United States service of 1861. ... It may be added that the labor of Ordnance officers has contributed to this new edition" - from the Preface. With 33 plates. 546 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary leather, upper cover tooled in gilt for General William Preston. Rebacked in period style, endsheets renewed, preserving ticket of Transylvania P. & P. Co., Printers & Binders, Lexington Ky. Bookplate of F.P. Williamson. Some minor soiling to text. Very good. First edition. "Adopted, with some necessary changes, omissions, and alterations, from the Ordnance Manual of the United States service of 1861. ... It may be added that the labor of Ordnance officers has contributed to this new edition" - from the Preface. With 33 plates. 546 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Substantial military manual, covering all aspects of ordnance, from artillery and trasport to small arms and gunpowder. With distinguished provenance from Confederate General and Ambassador William Preston. Kentucky-born William Preston (1816-1887) studied at Yale and Harvard law school, and led a regiment of Kentucky volunteers in the Mexican American war. He was a one-term U.S. Congressman and was named Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain by Buchanan in 1858. In 1861 he resigned his post and returned to the U.S. He was from a prominent Kentucky family with close ties to many Confederate officials and officers. He help organize the Confederate state government of Kentucky (which fell in December 1861). Preston joined the C.S. Army and rose to the rank of major general. In 1864, he was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the Confederacy to Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico. After the Civil War, he served two terms in the Kentucky state legislature. Parrish & Willingham 2491

$3500.00

Fisher's River (North Carolina) Scenes and Characters. By "Skitt"
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Fisher's River (North Carolina) Scenes and Characters. By "Skitt"

By [Taliaferro, Hardin E.]

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. 12 engraved plates. 269, 6 pp. 8vo. Contemporary brown diced cloth with supralibros in blind, recased preserving cloth of upper and lower covers.Recased, preserving cloth of upper and lower covers showing supralibros of "HB" stamped in blind, old repair to title page, without the frontispiece, interior foxed and spotted, non-authorial inscription to front free endpaper. 12 engraved plates. 269, 6 pp. 8vo. Guion Griffis Johnson's Copy. "One of the most joyous expressions of antebellum Southern humor" (Walser). An interesting association copy, with ownership inscription of pioneering female historian Guion Griffis Johnson (1900-1989) and her husband, sociologist Guy B[enton] Johnson (1901-1991), both experts on Black culture in the rural south and early advocates for racial equality.

$200.00

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