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Grant and his Generals, Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Lieut.-General Grant and his Generals and Illustrious Military Officers, Together With the Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Celebrated Naval Heroes, Statesmen and Civilians
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Grant and his Generals, Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Lieut.-General Grant and his Generals and Illustrious Military Officers, Together With the Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Celebrated Naval Heroes, Statesmen and Civilians

By John Durand & Co

New York: John Durand & Company, 1865. Hardcover. VG- light fraying to edges and corners, interior foxing and discoloration.. Brown boards with gilt illustration and lettering. 486 pp. BW portraits. Volume is incomplete and missing pages: 31, 334-34, 37-38, 41-42, 45-46, 49-50, 53-54, 57-58, 61-62,65-66, 69-70, 73-74, 78-77, 81-82, 85-86, 89-90, 93-94, 97-98, 101-102, 105-106, 109-110, 113-114, 117-118, 121-122, 1252-126, 129-130, 133-134, 137-138, 141-146, 149-150, 153-154, 157-158, 161-162, 165-166, 169-172, 175-1756, 179-180, 184-185, 187-188, 207-208, 219-220, 257-258, 277-279, 283-286, 308-310, 353-354, 369-370, 385-386, 395-396, 407-408, 435-436, 467-468. Foot of title page: The whole alternately interspersed with business cards and advertisements, intended as a great national advertising medium for free circulation in hotels, on board steamers, in libraries and public places generally throughout the United States and the large cities of Europe." Includes indexes.

$400.00

The Landfall of Leif Erkison A.D. 1000 and the Site of his Houses in Vineland
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The Landfall of Leif Erkison A.D. 1000 and the Site of his Houses in Vineland

By Horsford, Eben Norton

Boston: Damrell and Upham, 1892. Hardcover. VG+. Forest green boards with gilt stamped lettering. vii, 148 pp, 39 unnumbered leaves of plates. BW illustrations. Includes bibliographical references.

$125.00

Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806 (8 Volumes)
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Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806 (8 Volumes)

By Thwaites, Reuben Gold, Editor

New York: Antiquarian Press, 1959. Limited to 750 copies (this set is unnumbered). Hardcover. VG+. Uniformly bound in red cloth with filt titles on spines. A very nice set with strong shelf appeal. Sub-titled "printed from the original manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society and by direction of its Committee on Historical Documents, together with manuscript material of Lewis and Clark from other sources, including note-books, letters, maps, etc., and the journals of Charles Floyd and Joseph Whitehouse, now for the first time published in full and exactly as written." Originally published in 1904-1905 in New York by Dodd, Mead & Co. THIS edition: "Edition limited to 750 copies"--Title page verso./ Vol. 8 has title: Atlas accompanying the original journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804-1806, being facsimile reproductions of maps chiefly by William Clark ... Now for the first time published, from the original manuscripts ... together with a modern map of the route ..."

$500.00

Letters from a farmer, in Pennsylvania, to the inhabitants of the British colonics
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Letters from a farmer, in Pennsylvania, to the inhabitants of the British colonics

By (Dickinson, John)

Philadelphia (then London): Philadelphia printed; and London re-printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington-House in Piccadilly, 1774. Paperback. Good, soiling and chipping to the exposed sheets and edges. The whole is untrimmed and unopened. Sewn book, may be lacking wraps (or may never have had them bound on). Half-title, Title-page sheet, first page unnumbered, pagination starts on the verson of the first page of text with page 6. Last page is 136, no rear endpaper. Measures 8 7/8 x 5 5/8" (22.5 cm x 14.3 cm). Half-title if "LETTERS FROM A FARMER [Price Two Shillings]. This appears to be the third London printing of this collection of Dickinson's letters. The first was in 1768, and the 2nd was in 1773 (when it was included in a larger collection of tracts). This copy entirely original and unadulterated, with the signature of Joseph Parker written across the top of the half-title and "by JohnAlma[n?]" written in faded pencil beneath this, and "Dupl" inked in the lower 5th of the half-title in neat and sliom ink.

$750.00

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, Volume 2 (February 1, 1768 to January 23, 1769)
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The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, Volume 2 (February 1, 1768 to January 23, 1769)

Philadelphia: William Goddard in Market Street, 1768. Leather bound. VG with light to moderate foxing, minor blemished or chipping on few occasions. Two small holes in paper at top of pages 147/148. PP 230/231 minor rips at bottom, pp. 231/232 suffers minor text loss from a graded vertical crease with loss at the lower right edge.. Newly bound in 1/2 calf leather with five raised-bands and marbled boards. 452 pp. + some unpaginated Postscripts bound in (as well as the paginated Postscripts and EXTRAORDINARY issues bound in). Measures 9.6" wide, 11.8" tall and 1.8" deep. Delightful mastheads for each issue. Begins with Issue 1, which covers the period January 25, 1768 to February 1, 1768 (whole issue 55). 6 pages per issue. After issue 4 (58), there is a postscript of 4 unnumbered pages. Another 8 pp. postscript after issue 6 (60). Another 8 pp. postscript follows issue 7 (61). a 4 pp. postscript follows issue 8 (62) and issue 9 (63). A postscript printed on 2 oversize vertical folding sheets after issues 11 (65), 12 (66), 13 (67), 14 (68). 8 pp. Postscript on smaller (9" x 6.5") after issue 16 (70). 4 pp. postscript following issue 31 (85) is paginated into the whole (pp. 249-252. Another 4 pp. paginated (285-288) postscript follows issue 35 (89). Another 4 pp. paginated (297-300) postscript follows issue 36 (90). Another 4 pp. paginated (309-312) postscript follows issue 36 (91). Following this postscript is an EXTRAORDINARY dated Wednesday October 12, 1768 that is also paginated (pp. 313-316). Issue 38 (92) begins at pp. 317. A 4 pp. Postscript for issue 39 (93) begins at p. 333, and an EXTRAORDINARY of 4 pp. begins at p. 337. Issue 40 (94) begins at p. 341. A 4 pp. paginated (pp. 357-360) postscript follows issue 41 (95). A 4 pp. paginated (pp. 369-372) postscript follows issue 42 (96). An unpaginated postscript printed on 2 oversize vertical folding sheets after issue 43 (97). Issue 44 (98) begins on p. 381. Issue 52 (106) ends on pp. 452, and has a duplicate title-page sheet to this volume bound into it. A total of 18 postscript and two EXTRAORDINARY issues interleaved with the 52 regular weekly issues. All indications are that this is as complete a copy of this volume as will be found, despite other paginations seen in the historical record, none of which is as meticulous as the current one offered. Several pieces have been attributed to Benjamin Franklin, including long letters from England concerning the Stamp Act on pages 32, 100-1, 313, 392-3, 397, and 440-1 (see Ford 608). Also includes the final three installments of John Dickinson's "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania." Front page of each issue bears masthead of King's coat of arms. Joseph Galloway, a prominent Loyalist during the American Revolution, was a silent partner of Goddard's. Numerous letters to the editor and advertisements for real estate, bounties for runaway indentured servants, quack medicines, and spectacles, such as unusual animals, etc. (Waverly Galleries, other sources).

$4750.00

Michiganensian: War Record 1919
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Michiganensian: War Record 1919

By Osius, Charles Jr.

Ann Arbor, Mich: University of Michigan, 1919. Hardcover. Good--cloth covers & spine stained & soiled. text-block separating at top of spine. back hinged cracked w/ tearing pastedowns. spine cracked. spine shelf-slanted. cover pastedown separating from hinge due to aging glue. pgs edges toned. pgs intact.. tan boards w/ gilt lettering & blue emblem. 804 pgs w/ 56 pgs of advertisements & student/personal index. An interesting glimpse into Wartime America from the University Of Michigan's 1919 yearbook.

$60.00

Historic Jefferson Parish: From Shore To Shore
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Historic Jefferson Parish: From Shore To Shore

By Swanson, Betsy

Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Co, 1975. Hardcover. VG--rubbing to cover corners. top&bottom of spine covers rubbed. pgs clean & unmarked. dj spine is rubbed. top of spine rubbed & chipped w/ slight tear. dj corners rubbed. brown boards w/ gilt spine printing. 176 pgs w/ b&w illustrations.

$30.00

The Social Life Of Small Urban Spaces
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The Social Life Of Small Urban Spaces

By Whyte, William H.

Washington (DC): The Conservation Foundation, 1980. Softcover. VG--sunning & shelf wear to spine. sunning to front cover. creasing and scratches on front & back covers. small sticker on front end paper. round, printed 'property of' stamp on coverpage. pages are clean & unmarked.. glued paper wraps printed in red with lettering and b&w illustrations. 125 p. with b&w illustrations. content as follows: The life of plazas -- Sitting space -- Sun, wind, trees, water -- Food -- The street -- The "undesirables" -- Effective capacity -- Indoor spaces -- Concourses and megastructures -- Smaller cities and places -- Triangulation -- Time-lapse filming -- Digest of open-space zoning provisions, New York City.

$40.00

The Social Life Of Small Urban Spaces
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The Social Life Of Small Urban Spaces

By Whyte, William H.

Washington (DC): The Conservation Foundation, 1980. Softcover. VG--sunning & shelf wear to spine. minor creasing to front & back covers. round, printed 'property of' stamp on coverpage. pages are clean & unmarked.. glued paper wraps printed in red with lettering and b&w illustrations. 125 p. with b&w illustrations. content as follows: The life of plazas -- Sitting space -- Sun, wind, trees, water -- Food -- The street -- The "undesirables" -- Effective capacity -- Indoor spaces -- Concourses and megastructures -- Smaller cities and places -- Triangulation -- Time-lapse filming -- Digest of open-space zoning provisions, New York City.

$45.00

"Damn Rare" The Memoirs of an African-American Bibliophile
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"Damn Rare" The Memoirs of an African-American Bibliophile

By Blockson, Charles L.

Tracy, CA: Quantum Leap Publisher, 1998. Hardcover. VG/VG (Inscription to previous owner and signed/dated by author). Half tan paper boards with green cloth spine with gilt lettering, black and white illustrated dustjacket with red and green lettering, xviii, 334 pp, 9 pages of bw photographs. Beyond a memoir, the author provides an authoritative portrait of an African-American man growing up in America. Nearly every aspect of African-American life is covered. Readers will come to know major personalities in his life: W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, Alex Haley, Alice Walker, etc. Unusual aspects of black culture, like playing the numbers and following superstitions, are also discussed.

$70.00

The Story of Tompkinsville
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The Story of Tompkinsville

By Arnold, Mary Ellicott

New York: The Cooperative League, 1940. Paperback. Good- pages cleanly loose from wraps. moderate wear to wraps.. Brown wraps with tan lettering. 102 pp. BW illustrations, plates, plans, portraits. Includes bibliographical references. "An act to encourage and promote better housing of people in the province of Nova Scotia (passed the 28th day of April, A.D. 1932) -pages 78-81.

$40.00

His Talk With Lincoln: Being a Letter Written by James M. Stradling
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His Talk With Lincoln: Being a Letter Written by James M. Stradling

By Stradling, James M., Lord Charnwood, Leigh Mitchell Hodges

Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1922. Hardcover. VG. Beige and half black boards with gilt spine lettering and tissue jacket. 34 pages. "This edition, printed at The Riverside Press in Cambridge, U.S.A. is limited to five hundred and thirty-five copies, of which five hundred are to be sold. This is number 74." -Colophon.

$40.00

The Late Regulations Respecting The British Colonies On The Continent of America Considered in A  Letter from A Gentleman in PHILADELPHIA to His Friend in LONDON
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The Late Regulations Respecting The British Colonies On The Continent of America Considered in A Letter from A Gentleman in PHILADELPHIA to His Friend in LONDON

By (Dickinson, John)

London: Re-printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington House, in Picadilly, 1765. Leather bound. VG, light age-toning and a few instances of ancient inked underlining in a thin line. 3.4 brown leather with marbled paper-covered boards, gilt title aloong spine. Marb;led endpapers. Half-title, 62 pp., followed by 1-page of recent or soon-to-be published titles. This copy bears the bookplate of Oliver Henry Perkins. It was sold at an auction of his books in NYC on either March 23 or 24th, 1926 held at Anderson Galleries. Nebenzahl states "Dickinson was one of the most influential political figures in the middle colonies, and a prominent member of the Stamp Act Congress. This discussion of that controversial measure and its economic consequences, justifying Nullification, began a career that later earned him the title of "Penman" of the Revolution." Sabin, 20043. VG, light age-toning and a few instances of ancient inked underlining in a thin line.

$2500.00

Letters From A Farmer in Pennsylvania, to the inhabitants of the British colonies
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Letters From A Farmer in Pennsylvania, to the inhabitants of the British colonies

By (Dickinson, John)

Philadelphia, PA: Printed by David Hall and William Sellers, 1768. First edition (March 1768). Leather bound. Good+, both covers off at the hinges. Bookplates of noted Americanist R.T.H. & H.E. Halsey Original owner's last name has been excised from the title-page and the top of the first sheet, light and ancient pencil writing concerning the edition and author's name on the title-page. Scattered and generally light foxing, pages are solid, several are trimmed close at the top. 3/4 dark leather with gilt chain designs where leather meets the marbled paper-covered boards. Marbled endpapers. 71 pp. The letters were originally published in the Pennsylvania chronicle, December 2, 1767 - February 15, 1768. (The writings of John Dickinson, v. 1, 1895, p. 282-283). Exceedingly rare in this first printing of the first edition. Sold with all faults, as described. This edition was described as Rare in 1937, the last time a first printing was sold at auction. R.T.H. Halsey was the driving force behind the creation of The American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and was an avid collector. Good+, rear cover off at the hinges, front hinge weak. Original owner's last name has been excised from the title-page and the top of the first sheet, light and ancient pencil writing concerning the edition and author's name on the title-page. Scattered and generally light foxing, pages are solid, several are trimmed close at the top.

$11300.00

Letters From A Farmer in Pennsylvania, to the inhabitants of the British colonies
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Letters From A Farmer in Pennsylvania, to the inhabitants of the British colonies

By (Dickinson, John)

Philadelphia, PA: Printed by David Hall and William Sellers, 1768. Second printing of first edition (June 1768). Leather bound. VG+ Bookplate of noted Americanists R.T.H. & H.E. Halsey Original owner's inked signature has been partially obliterated from the top of the title-page due to close trimming. Scattered and generally very light foxing, pages are solid and clean. 3/4 dark leather with gilt chain designs where leather meets the marbled paper-covered boards. Marbled endpapers. 71 pp. The letters were originally published in the Pennsylvania chronicle, December 2, 1767 - February 15, 1768. (The writings of John Dickinson, v. 1, 1895, p. 282-283). Exceedingly rare in this second printing of the first edition. The typesetting of the title-page of the second printing is slightly more compact concerning the title, and there is a different printer's device between the statement "Second Edition" and the printers information than is between the bottom line line of the title and the same printers information on the first printing title-page. No copies of the second printing of the first edition have sold at auction in the last 100 years. VG+ Bookplate of noted Americanists R.T.H. & H.E. Halsey Original owner's inked signature has been partially obliterated from the top of the title-page due to close trimming. Scattered and generally very light foxing, pages are solid and clean.

$8500.00

A Speech Never Intended To be Spoken, In Answer To A Speech intended To Have Been Spoken On The Bill For Altering The Charter of The Colony of Massachusetts Bay, Dedicated to The Right Reverend The Lord Bishop of St. A---
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A Speech Never Intended To be Spoken, In Answer To A Speech intended To Have Been Spoken On The Bill For Altering The Charter of The Colony of Massachusetts Bay, Dedicated to The Right Reverend The Lord Bishop of St. A---

By (Shipley, Dr. Jonathan)

London: Printed For J. Know, In The Strand, 1774. Leather bound. VG overall, 1" tear in the middle of the bottom of the errata sheet.. 3/4 Leather with gilt design on borders with marbled paper-covered boards, gilt title along the spine. Marbled endpapers, new free endpapers. (iv) 34 pp., (1 pp. errata). Another edition gives the author as Dr. Shipley Bishop of St. Asaph. Adams, 74-77a. Stevens 2591. Menzies 1821. Sabin 89183 English short title catalogue, T152255 Last auction record is from 1921 for a different copy. Exceedingly rare in the marketplace. The primary focus of this tract is on Taxation without representation. This appears to be the first of possibly 6 editions of this tract.

$2950.00

A Winter in the West
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A Winter in the West

By "A New Yorker" (Charles fenno Hoffman)

Harper & Brothers, 1835. Hardcover. Fair+, spine coming off of Volume 1, which also has two contemporary reviews related to the work pasted onto the ffep. Vol. 2 has loss to the top of the spine but not to any lettering of the title. Text blocks are solid, very minor marginalia noted on one page of volume 2. Overall a very nice set in untouched condition. `. Two volumes in original publishers plain brown paper-covered boards with thin paper spine with gilt embossed title and publishers name at base. Vol. 1: (2), pp. 1-337. Vol. 2: 346 pp. Narrative of a journey through Pennsylvania, the old Northwest, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. "Hoffman's first book, an entertaining and informative journal of his travels from New York to Ohio, Missouri and Illinois in the winter of 1833. Field thought highly enough of Hoffman's account of the various Western Indian tribes to give it a "high rank in aboriginal literature." "BAL 8521; Sabin 32389; Howes H 568; Graff 1918; Clark II, Field 706 - "The numerous incidents of personal intercourse with Indians of various western tribes, the interesting details which the author's ardent curiosity regarding them drew from persons familiar with their life and habits, and the voluminous notes appended to these volumes, extracted from works not easily accessible, entitle them to a high rank in aboriginal literature."

$250.00

KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY Of NEW YORK. From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty

By Knickerbocker, Diedrich (Washington Irving, Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish)

New York: R. H. Russell, 1903. Leather bound. VG+ only flaw is minor rip at top of spine with tiny loss. Exquisite signed Stikeman full red leather binding with 5 raised bands, extensive and detailed ornate gilt tooling and ruling to covers and spine bands and compartments, doublures with light brown marbled linen paste-downs and endpapers, all edges gilt. xxxi, 298, [8] leaves of full-page plates by Parrish in bw. The wholer contained in a velvet-lined cardboard slipcase with siome wear and soiling. An exquisitely bound copy of this illustrated edition. Perfect for gift giving.

$1000.00

Memorias Para la Historia de la Nueva Granada, Desde Su Descubrimento
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Memorias Para la Historia de la Nueva Granada, Desde Su Descubrimento

By De Plaza, Jose Antonio

Bogota: Ramon Gonzalez, 1850. Hardcover. VG- light wear to page edges, light interior foxing and minor dampstaining.. Black and 3/4 brown primitive leather (perhaps alligator) boards with gilt-lettered black spine label. xii, 464 pp. Text in Spanish.

$175.00

The Loyalists of Massachusetts: Their Memorials, Petitions and Claims
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The Loyalists of Massachusetts: Their Memorials, Petitions and Claims

By Jones, E. Alfred

London: The Saint Catherine Press, 1930. Hardcover. VG. Forest green boards with gilt stamped lettering. "The genesis of this work is to be found in the bundles of original and unpublished loyalist manuscripts in the Public Record Office in London."--Introduction. Includes bibliographical references.

$80.00

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