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Bathing on Monmouth Beach: An American seaside home for working women. [With inset:] Seashore [sic] Cottage, Atlanticville, U.S.A

By Monmouth Beach, New Jersey.) Harral, Horace, fl. 1844-91, engraver

Extract from: The Graphic (London) xiii.15 (9 April 1881) 357     ¶ A CHARMING NINETEENTH-CENTURY BEACH-SCENE taken at the southern end of Monmouth Beach in New Jersey, about ten miles south of Sandy Hook. The inset shows a group of women playing croquet on the lawn of the Sea Shore Cottage in Atlanticville (North Long Branch) nearby: This establishment had been opened three years earlier by Margaret Cook (Durbin) Harper (1830-1886), as "a Summer Resort for the young working women of New York, who are in need of rest and recreation, with but a limited time to spare and insufficient means to pay the charges at the usual resorts". Mrs Harper was married to Fletcher Harper Jr, of Harper & Brothers, publishers, New York.   ¶ SCARCE: No example of this print is preserved in the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center.   ||| Collation: One-half leaf (188 x 293 mm). Wood-engraving 148 x 223 mm (with circular inset, diameter 87 mm) signed "H. Harral sc." in the block lower right.  Condition: Slight stain lower margin; withal a very good copy, good margins.  Reference: See the Margaret Cook (Durbin) Harper papers 1878-1885, University of Rochester (New York) manuscript register no. D.57. .

$300.00

Amistad. [By] Martin Van Buren & John Quincy Adams. Original manuscripts from the Gilder Lehrman collection; introduction by David Brion Davis. Published for the symposium, Amistad: Slavery, justice, and memory, . . . April 25, 1998

By Van Buren, Martin, 1792-1862, 8th president

New York: The Stinehour press (Lunenburg, Vermont), for The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 1998 ¶ ONLY EDITION, one of 800 copies (of the whole edition of 1,000 copies); comprising facsimiles and transcripts of a manuscript order signed by President Van Buren and an autograph letter signed by John Quincy Adams, both relating to the Amistad affair and both previously unpublished; together with a long introduction by David Brion Davis of Yale. An elegant production, designed by Jerry Kelly and printed at the Stinehour Press. ||| Collation: In 8 (229 x 152 mm): 8 leaves, paginated [1-4] 5-15 [16]. Three facsimiles. Binding: Printed gray wrappers, illustration mounted on the upper wrapper as issued. Condition: As new. .

$45.00

Printed books and manuscripts, including printing history and reference

By Christie's (New York: Christie's East, 2001.12.11)

New York, 2001   ¶ Only edition. 522 lots; including property from the late Sir Rex and Lady Harrison, Walter J. Johnson Inc, Francis Lewis Randolph, and the Estate of Andrée Beauchamp Stearns. (Christie's East sale no. 8619, 11 December 2001.)   ||| Collation: 267 x 211 mm: Pp [1-1] 3-107 [108].  Illustration: Color and monochrome illustrations and facsimiles.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine. .

$22.00

The Joseph M. Meraux collection of rare and unusual clocks. [Daryn Schnipper, Richard Stenning, Michael Turner, experts]

By Sotheby's New York 1993.06.28.) Meraux, Joseph M

New York, 1993     ¶ Only edition of this extraordinary catalogue, lavishly illustrated throughout; including "many excellent examples of rare crystal pendulum figural mystery clocks, as well as a good number of bronze and spelter conical pendulum clocks. Among the many industrial clocks in the collection are rare and unusual models of many different sizes, including lighthouses, windmills, locomotives, boilers and nautical and aero-nautical items. The collection is further enhanced by some fine decorative French clocks; unusual English skeleton clocks; table, longcase and mystery clocks; and a variety of American shelf and wall clocks." (Page 9.)  500 lots, printed estimates.  (Sotheby's sale 6447, 28 June 1993.)   ||| Collation: 270 x 210 mm: Eighty-six leaves, paginated [1-7] 8-163 [164-172].  Illustration: Numerous color and black-and-white illustrations throughout.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine.  .

$65.00