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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

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

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

Orlando. A Biography
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Orlando. A Biography

By Woolf, Virginia

London: Hogarth Press, 1928. First British, and the first trade edition, preceded by the Crosby Gaige limited edition. One of 5080 copies printed. Portrait frontispiece, plates. 299 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original orange cloth, pictorial dust jacket. Some spotting to pastedowns, some minor rubbing, light wear and dust soiling to jacket. First British, and the first trade edition, preceded by the Crosby Gaige limited edition. One of 5080 copies printed. Portrait frontispiece, plates. 299 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First English and First Trade edition. Woolf's singular feminist masterwork was written as "a tribute to [Vita] Sackville-West in the form of a parodic biography of a four-hundred-year old character, who starts out as a young aristocratic man in the Elizabethan age, changes from male to female in the course of the seventeenth century, and winds up as a modern woman driving a motor car in the 'present moment' ... Satirizing both the history of literature and the history of sexuality, Woolf playfully suggests both might be a matter of style" (Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature, p. 277). Wollmer 185; Kirkpatrick A11b

$2250.00

The Epping Hunt
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The Epping Hunt

By Hood, Thomas

London: Charles Tilt, 1829. First edition, with ads at end. Illustrated with 6 illustrations on wood by Branston and Wright, Bonner, Slader, and T. Williams; After the Designs of George Cruikshank. 29, [1], [2, ads] pp. Printed by Anne Maurice Fenchurch Street. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full mottled brown calf, gilt spine, a.e.g., with original printed wrappers bound in, by Bayntun Binders, Bath. Myer & Co booklabel. Fine. Cruikshank, George. First edition, with ads at end. Illustrated with 6 illustrations on wood by Branston and Wright, Bonner, Slader, and T. Williams; After the Designs of George Cruikshank. 29, [1], [2, ads] pp. Printed by Anne Maurice Fenchurch Street. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine 'Epping Hunt'. Cohn 406; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 193-94

$400.00

The Log of the State Street Trust Company
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The Log of the State Street Trust Company

By (Edison, Charles)

Boston: privately printed for the State Street Trust Company, 1926. 87 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green half-morocco, spine lettered in gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, turn-in of lower board stamped in gilt "Gov. Charles Edison Library," original linen wrappers bound at back. Very good. 87 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. From the library of Charles Edison. From the library of Charles Edison (1890-1969), son of Thomas A. Edison and Governor of New Jersey 1941-1944.

$200.00

Beacon Search-Lights on Pioneers and Millionaires
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Beacon Search-Lights on Pioneers and Millionaires

By (Edison, Thomas) Brady, James Boyd

Boston: The Cushman Press, 1905. First edition. xxiii, [i], 313, [5] pp., with tipped-in printed presentation leaf to Thomas Alva Edison. 8vo. Full red morocco, a.e.g., gilt stamp on back pastedown "Governor Charles Edison Library. " Fine. First edition. xxiii, [i], 313, [5] pp., with tipped-in printed presentation leaf to Thomas Alva Edison. 8vo. PRESENTATION COPY TO THOMAS ALVA EDISON. Brady was an immigrant from Ireland and a Methodist minister who did much of his ministering in New Jeresy.

$500.00

Portrait photograph of Sara Bard Field
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Portrait photograph of Sara Bard Field

By Hagemeyer, Johan

[Carmel, Calif, 1927. Vintage gelatin silver print, bust portrait in profile. Signed and dated in pencil ("Johan Hagemeyer, 1927") on the mount. 1 vols. 22 x 16.5 cm. (8-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches). Matted. Fine. Docketed on verso of mount in pencil, "#1". Vintage gelatin silver print, bust portrait in profile. Signed and dated in pencil ("Johan Hagemeyer, 1927") on the mount. 1 vols. 22 x 16.5 cm. (8-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches). Hagemeyer Portrait of Suffragist Sara Bard Field. Magnificent portrait of the great suffragist, reformer, activist, free-thinker, and poet, Sara Bard Field (1882-1974). Bard was also the passionate lover of the anarchist C.E.S. Wood, and the couple lived together in a celebrated "free union" first in San Francisco, then in Los Gatos, "where they built a house ... that became a gathering place for Bay area writers, artists, and political activists" (American National Biography); and where the famous Bay area photographer Johan Hagemeyer (1884-1962), made this fine, indelible portrait, in the year her first volume of poems appeared, THE PALE WOMAN. According to THE BANCROFT LIBRARY'S on line "Guide to the Johan Hagemeyer Photograph Collection": "In late 1916, just prior to [Hagemeyer's] return to California - and despite having had little photographic experience - Hagemeyer visited Stieglitz's 291 salon in New York City. The two developed an immediate rapport, and the meeting proved to be decisive for Hagemeyer. "We talked," Hagemeyer later recalled, "and he practically, by way of speaking, made me follow photography. I had already gone overboard for it" (OHT 22). "Back in California, Hagemeyer first apprenticed with a Berkeley-based commercial portrait photographer named McCullagh. Soon afterwards he moved south to Pasadena and in early 1918 met Edward Weston, already by then an accomplished photographer based in Tropico (now Glendale). The two took an immediate liking to each other and formed a friendship and working partnership that was of mutual benefit: Weston opened his home and studio to the upstart Hagemeyer, and Hagemeyer introduced the relatively unschooled Weston to new worlds of intellectual and aesthetic learning. The two would have a profound influence on each others' artistic development for years to come. (Arch. [see essays by Lorenz and Schaefer]) "Hagemeyer's talent developed rapidly and by the early 1920s he was exhibiting his work in many important photographic salons and garnering much popular and critical acclaim. After moving to San Francisco at the end of World War One, Hagemeyer soon discovered the intellectual and artistic colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea. In 1923 he established his first studio in Carmel and would remain anchored there for over 20 years. In 1924 he established the town's first art gallery - based out of his studio - where he exhibited the works of local painters, sculptors and photographers and hosted very popular musical performances. Shortly thereafter Hagemeyer opened a second studio in San Francisco, whose clientele could be rivaled by that of Carmel only during the smaller town's summer vacation season. In 1927, he was appointed staff photographer of the artistic/literary magazine The San Franciscan ... "

$2500.00

Arabesques mythologiques, ou Les attributs de toutes les divinités de la fable ... Ouvrage fait pour servir à l'éducation de la jeunesse. Par Madame de Genlis
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Arabesques mythologiques, ou Les attributs de toutes les divinités de la fable ... Ouvrage fait pour servir à l'éducation de la jeunesse. Par Madame de Genlis

By Genlis, [Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de St Aubin, contesse de Sillery], Madame de

Paris: Charles Barrois, 1810. First edition. With 54 engraved emblematic plates by Gaitte after drawings by Madame de Genlis herself, finely colored. [4], xxx, 166 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary quarter morocco and marbled boards. Very good plus (a few stray traces of foxing). First edition. With 54 engraved emblematic plates by Gaitte after drawings by Madame de Genlis herself, finely colored. [4], xxx, 166 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Madame de Genlis Teaches Mythology -- with Colored Plates. A remarkable, ingenious, and beautiful book by the famous pedagogue Genlis, who created these beautiful drawings herself as a means of instructing the young in mythology. Each plate represents the attributes of a deity with symbolically encircling the name -- and the names are mirrored symmetrically. "Their names, always doubled for symmetry, are written in such a way as to make it impossible for a child to read them as seen 'normally'; so he'll be forced to guess its identity by the attributes ... and once he has named the deities, the image is turned in the direction of the writing, to read the name." A supplementary volume was produced in the following year, with additional plates. Gumuchian 2699-70

$900.00

A Marsh Island
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A Marsh Island

By Jewett, Sarah Orne

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1885. First edition, first printing. [ii], 292 pp., [1] f. (blank); 12 pp. (ads). 1 vols. 8vo. Olive green cloth shelfback, titled in gilt, darker green cloth boards, upper cover titled in green. Ends bumped, ex-library with bookplate on front pastedown, lower pastedown with past ghost, circulation slip crudely removed from flyleaf. Good plus, bright clean copy. First edition, first printing. [ii], 292 pp., [1] f. (blank); 12 pp. (ads). 1 vols. 8vo. The First Gay American Novel. Jewett's tale of Dick Dale, a watercolor painter and "a girlish fellow", which is, Don James Brown argues, the first gay American novel. BAL 10885

$375.00

Deephaven
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Deephaven

By Jewett, Sarah Orne

Boston: James R. Osgood, 1877. First edition, first issue, with "was" for "so" on line 16, p. 65. One of 1280 copies. 255pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in original green cloth decorated in black and gilt;, all edges red. Very good-plus; light wear at the spine ends; some very faint cover soil. First edition, first issue, with "was" for "so" on line 16, p. 65. One of 1280 copies. 255pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Author's First Book. BAL 10871

$550.00

Canterbury Tales
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Canterbury Tales

By Lee, Harriet [& Sophia LEE]

London: Printed for G. and J. Robinson, 1805. Fourth edition of vol. I; third edition of vol. II & III; second edition of volume IV; first edition of vol. V, with half-titles in vols. II-V. 5 vols. 8vo. Later three quarters blue morocco and blue cloth, uncut. Occasional spotting. Fourth edition of vol. I; third edition of vol. II & III; second edition of volume IV; first edition of vol. V, with half-titles in vols. II-V. 5 vols. 8vo. Complete set of early editions of this immensely popular and influential series of Gothic tales by the sisters Harriet and Sophia Lee. The plan of the work is by Harriet, who receives sole billing on the title-page. "Sophia Lee wrote, The Introduction; the Young Lady's Tale, 'The Two Emilys'; and The Clergyman's Tale, 'Pembroke.' The rest of the work is by Harriet Lee, from whose pen accordingly came Vol. IV containing the celebrated 'Kruitzner'" (Summers). An early owner has written out Byron's praise of the German's Tale ("Kruitzner") on the half-title of vol. IV. Summers, pp. 258-59

$500.00

Poems on Various Subjects
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Poems on Various Subjects

By Leech, Miss [Margaret]

London: printed by Whittingham and Rowland, Goswell Street, 1816. First edition and only edition. Extra-illustrated with 32 mezzotints, handcoloured plates, portraits, etc. [viii], 195pp. 4to. Nineteenth centurt half pebbled morocco and purple cloth sides. Fine. First edition and only edition. Extra-illustrated with 32 mezzotints, handcoloured plates, portraits, etc. [viii], 195pp. 4to. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED. Leech was a schoolmistress. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 198

$500.00

On a Canadian Salmon River. Lady Agnes Macdonald's Account of Fishing the Restigouche in 1887. Edited, with an Introduction by Peter Thomas
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On a Canadian Salmon River. Lady Agnes Macdonald's Account of Fishing the Restigouche in 1887. Edited, with an Introduction by Peter Thomas

By Macdonald, Lady Agnes

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Privately Printed for Charles Wood III, 2003. Number 10 of 50 copies printed by the Ascensius Press on handmade paper. Frontispiece, illustrations, folding map. 60 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter green oasis and paste paper boards, spine titled in gilt, by Gray Parrot. As new in matching slipcase. Number 10 of 50 copies printed by the Ascensius Press on handmade paper. Frontispiece, illustrations, folding map. 60 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Reprints Lady Agnes Macdonald's account of fishing the Restigouche from Murray's Magazine, 1887, with an introductory essay by Peter Thomas, author of Lost Land of Moses: The Age of Discovery on New Brunswick's Salmon Rivers. An engaging fishing story and a superbly produced book.

$1200.00

A Marsh Island
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A Marsh Island

By Jewett, Sarah Orne

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1885. First edition, first printing. [ii], 292 pp., [1] f. (blank); 12 pp. (ads). 1 vols. 8vo. Olive green cloth shelfback, titled in gilt, darker green cloth boards, upper cover titled in green. Ends bumped, spine slightly dulled. Very good. First edition, first printing. [ii], 292 pp., [1] f. (blank); 12 pp. (ads). 1 vols. 8vo. The First Gay American Novel. Jewett's tale of Dick Dale, a watercolor painter and "a girlish fellow", which is, Don James Brown argues, the first gay American novel. BAL 10885

$500.00

A laudable Scheme... for the relief of the poor...for the purchase of Wheat and Rye in large quantities
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A laudable Scheme... for the relief of the poor...for the purchase of Wheat and Rye in large quantities

Shrewsbury, 1756. Docketed in contemporary hand on verso. Folio (15 x 10-1/2 inches). Some splitting along old folds, pale foxing, very good. Docketed in contemporary hand on verso. Folio (15 x 10-1/2 inches). Unrecorded: poor relief during an outbreak of food riots. An apparently unrecorded broadside proposing a scheme for the relief of the poor of Shrewsbury, in Shropshire, by which quantities of wheat, rye, and corn would be purchased by gentleman subscribers, "To be Sold out in such Quantities, At such Prices, and under such Regulations, as they shall direct." The proposed scheme was likely a preventative measure taken in response to the food riots and grain seizures which broke out across England in response to a dearth in 1756-57. In that respect the measure seemed to have been successful, as no riots are recorded in Shrewsbury during the period. (See Bohstedt, The Politics of Provisions: Food Riots, Moral Economy, and Market Transition (2016), pp 113ff; and Bohstedt, Riot Census 1756-7: http://web.utk.edu/~bohstedt/files/RCIV_1756-1757.pdf.) That the effects of such an intervention in the grain market would be cause for anxiety among distributors and producers is indicated in the document's fourth provision: "To remove some Objections, which Gentlemen, as well as Farmers, may make to this Scheme: It is proposed: That no more Corn shall be bought with the Money raised by this Subscription, after the General Price of Wheat and Rye in Shrewsbury Market shall be: For Wheat 6s. For rye 4s. the Bushel." Attached by pin to the broadside are three printed slips of identical language, advertising meetings to discuss the scheme, with dates and times completed in manuscript, and each signed by one Edward Elisha, Esqr. (Two are dated before the printed date on the broadside, November 23 and 30, and one dated December 4.) A fourth slip, differing in language from these, bears a printed date of December 10, 1756, and calls for a follow up meeting about the scheme. UNRECORDED: Not in ESTC, no holdings recorded in OCLC, nor are we able to turn up reference to the broadside or slips in other sources. Not in ESTC

$1500.00

Autograph Letter Signed ("S. Siddons,") to "The Hon. Miss [Sophia] Upton", declining an invitation from Lord and Lady Bristol, thanking them for a gift, and regarding a scarlet fever outbreak at her daughter's school
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Autograph Letter Signed ("S. Siddons,") to "The Hon. Miss [Sophia] Upton", declining an invitation from Lord and Lady Bristol, thanking them for a gift, and regarding a scarlet fever outbreak at her daughter's school

By Siddons, Sarah (British actress 1755 - 1831)

np, Thursday, no year. 3 pages. 8vo. Bifolium, remnants of seal at one corner. Staining at corners from seal, small loss to blank margin from seal tear. WITH: Engraved portrait of Siddons after Gainsborough, and engraved view of Covent Garden Theatre. 3 pages. 8vo. The great actress Sarah Siddons writes a humourous letter to one of her confidants to decline an invitation, and also to report a scare of scarlet fever at her daughter's school. In part: "'Time Time' Oh that one could but make Time as the people make gass! or that I like those 'riches, could make to myself wings and fly away,' then would I soon be with you my dear Miss Upton at Ickworth Park. But my Horses who have no wings would consume all the hours I could steal from my business, upon the road, and I should scarcely be able to utter dont!! else I should be obligd to return. but I beg of you to present my grateful acknowledgments to Lord and Lady Bristol for the honour of their very flattering presentation, with many thanks for the game which I received today from that indefatigable friend of mine, whose cordial good will to be useful by night or by day (simple honest soul as he is) is worthy the invitation of greater men (I dont mean taller). Mind that Miss Upton! I can tell you I am not merry tho' you may think I am by the above nonsense- for my dear little girl is brought from school for fear of the Scarlet Fever which has appeared at Christ Church, and I'm forcd to the vexatious precaution of sending her to a Lodging- where she must remain for at least a fortnight- I thank God she seems[?, obscured by seal] perfectly well, and she was brought away so immediately after the first alarm that in all probability she will not have it- in the mean time we must submit to this separation in consideration of others no less than myself. 'Tis now the witching time of night, and my sleepy eyes impel me to say good night Sweet Sophia. Your obligd and aff[ec]t[ionate] S. Siddons" Siddons (1755-1831), née Kemble, "was to establish herself as the most acclaimed tragic actress of her own age, and she has subsequently been widely regarded as the greatest female performer in English theatrical history. In her own lifetime she achieved the status of a popular icon, playing a key role in the social legitimation of the acting profession, moving from the reputedly disreputable world of provincial touring theatre to the salons of the aristocracy, and amassing substantial personal wealth" (ODNB). Her greatest parts were Isabella in Garrick's version of Southerne's 'Fatal Marriage,' Lady Macbeth, Zara in 'Mourning Bride,' Elvira, Constance, Queen Katharine, Belvidera, and Lady Randolph, and she numbered among her partisans Hazlitt, Byron, Lord Erskine, and (after some hesitancy) Horace Walpole. She was a member of the famous theatrical family which included her father, the actor and theater manager Roger Kemble; her brothers Charles, Stephen George, and John Philip Kemble; and her sister Ann Julia Hatton. Sophia Upton (1780-1853) was sister to Elizabeth, Lady Bristol, and a confidant of Siddons. Ickworth Park was Lady and Lord Bristol's country estate near Bury St. Edmunds, in Suffolk. Upton's portrait was painted by the Thomas Lawrence, whose entanglements with two of the Siddons daughters and Siddons herself were the cause of much heartache in the that household.

$1250.00

Three Guineas
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Three Guineas

By Woolf, Virginia

London: The Hogarth Press, 1938. First edition. Illustrated with 5 half-tone plates. 329, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original yellow cloth. Fine in very good plus dust-jacket by Vanessa Bell, spine toned. First edition. Illustrated with 5 half-tone plates. 329, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Kirkpatrick A23

$550.00

Autograph album with photographs and inscriptions of Albany Law School Class of 1860 and faculty
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Autograph album with photographs and inscriptions of Albany Law School Class of 1860 and faculty

By (Albany Law School) Colony, Horatio

[Albany, 1860. 62 vintage albumen prints, comprising 60 oval gem portraits (1-1/2 x 1 inches), 1 larger oval portrait (2-1/8 x 1-5/8 inches) and 1 full-length (3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches). 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary brown morocco autograph album, stamped in gilt and blind,W.B. Sprague blindstamp on ffep. A few portrait photos damaged, or loose, 2 inscriptions are without photos. 62 vintage albumen prints, comprising 60 oval gem portraits (1-1/2 x 1 inches), 1 larger oval portrait (2-1/8 x 1-5/8 inches) and 1 full-length (3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches). 2 vols. 8vo. Early Albany Law School Photographic Yearbook. A photographic yearbook from the Albany Law School class of 1860, assembled by student Horatio Colony (1835-1917). Opened in 1851, Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in the United States. Many of its students in the 1850s and '60s became prominent lawyers and judges. As is the custom with the professionally produced college photograph yearbooks produced by George Kendall Warren starting in the late 1850s, each photograph is inscribed beneath by the sitter with his name and hometown. The album opens with professors Ira Harris, Amasa Parker, Amos Dean, Nathaniel Harris, and Levi Chamberlain. Some notable students include Alexander P. Ketchum, who became a Colonel and Chief Appraiser of the Port of New York; Clayton H. Delano (1836-1920), who served eight terms as the Town of Ticonderoga's Supervisor and was elected twice to the New York State Assembly; and William S. Opdyke, general counsel of the Delaware and Hudson Company. Horatio Colony (1835-1917), whose picture appears last and is unfortunately obscured by damage, assembled this album. The photograph of Levi Chamberlain is inscribed to "Horatio, friend and pupil." He was admitted to the bar in New Hampshire and New York in 1860; in 1869 he, along with his brother George, took over the management of the family business, the Faulkner and Colony Woolen Mill. He held several other civic and local government positions before his death in an automobile accident in 1917. His son Horatio, Jr. (1900-1977), a poet and novelist, established the Colony family home as a museum upon his death. [With:] Autograph album, containing autographs of acquaintances and some notable figures, including Amos Bronson Alcott ("A. Bronson Alcott") and Octavius Frothingham ("O.B. Frothingham"). In near matching black morocco autograph album, stamped in blind and gilt, extremities rubbed. With later inscription of C.W. Lawbert on front free endpaper.

$1500.00

Extrait d'un Journal d'un Comité Du Conseil Chargé de Rapport sur l'objet d'education de la Jeunesse dans Cette Province ... [caption title]

By [Hubert, Jean François]

[Quebec, 1857. 17 pp. Manuscript in ink. 1 vols. 4to. First leaf loose. Neat and clean. Very good. 17 pp. Manuscript in ink. 1 vols. 4to. Manuscript copy of a report on the state of education in the province, originally composed in 1789 by the Bishop of Quebec, presented here in a mid-19th-century copy.  "In this lengthy report the Committee considers the question of education from the most elementary level to the universities and makes recommendations as to the expansion of the system, using various aspects of the Anglo-American type of education as examples.  Some interesting historical background is included with the dates in which various humanities and sciences began to be taught in different schools in the province" - Eberstadt.  It does not appear the report was ever published.  A useful Canadian education item. Eberstadt 165:150 (this manuscript)

$750.00

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