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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting the report of the Secretary of State, on the subject of impressments; March 2d, 180[8]. Printed by order of the Senate of the United States

By Thomas Jefferson, James Madison & William Lyman

Disbound with leather remains on spine; side-stab holes and contemporary thread remain from original pamphlets. All leaves, bright, clean, supple including outer cover pages; no foxing. Cover page has incorrect date 'March 2d, 1807', which has been corrected to 1808 by pen in contemporary ink. Designated in sections nos. 1 - 13; 1st section is leaves printed double-side, paged [1-4], 5-25, [26-28] (with page number errors). Sections 2 - 13 are folded leaves printed double-side. In all, 17 plain leaves and 15 folded leaves. Signed: [A], B-Z, Aa-Cc; with H-N, P-R, T-Y, Aa-Cc being folded leaves.Cf, Greely p. 453; OCLC # 19495849. Though this title cited by some as Shaw & Shoemaker #16488, the cited work has 3 folded leaves rather than 15 as here. From President Jefferson and Sec State Madison to US Senate. 1st section lists seamen impressed by Britain, giving: seamen's names, the date & place of impressment, ship detained on, nationality of seamen, outcome of seizure with remarks (1803 - 1807). Remaining sections are the applications made by American consul Wm. Lyman on behalf of seamen, giving: application date, seaman's name & home place, seizure date and place, seaman's ship and master's names, British ship on which detained, proofs of citizenship, outcomes and remarks. 31.5 cm.

$525.00

The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 4 vol. set (1937-1940)

By Franklin D. Roosevelt & Samuel I. Rosenman (ed)

Very Good HCs in Very Good DJs; Not boxed. Ex-library. Blue cloth over boards with black panels, gilt letters. Bright, clean covers and spine; light tape ghosts on covers from old cello tape; lightly bumped at lower fore corners; tightly bound; library stamp on front free end paper of each volume - no other library matter on volumes; crisp, clean interiors. DJs are lightly scuffed with slight edge wear; small red sticker at head of each volume; each volume with faint shadow at lower spine where old label removed - no other library matter on DJs. Volume titles: 1937 - The Constitution Prevails; 1938 - The Continuing Struggle for Liberalism; 1939 - War and Neutrality; 1940 - War and Aid to Democracies. 8vos, 2721 pp; index in each volume.

$600.00

Message from the President of the United States; transmitting a report from the secretary of state, on the subject of impressments, in obedience to a resolution of the House of representatives of the twenty-ninth of November last. January 16, 1812. Read and ordered to be printed

By James Madison, James Monroe & William Lyman

Copy of Vermont's 1st Senator, Stephen Row Bradley. Disbound with leather remains on spine; side-stab holes and contemporary thread remain from original pamphlets. All leaves, bright, clean, supple including outer cover pages; limited foxing interior. Contemporary ink signature on front page at tail edge 'Gen. Bradleys'; on 2nd leave recto 'Genl Bradley' in pencil apparently in different hand than front page; on final leaf verso (i.e, back cover) 'Mr Bradley' written twice in contemporary ink. Signatures on front cover and back cover are Senator Bradley's. 13 pages thus: [1-4], 5-13. Followed by 45 tables (mostly folded sheets) thus: b1-b9; c1-c17; d1-d13; e1-e13; 1-17. Of these tables, b9, c17, D13, E13, 8 & 17 are single unfolded leaves printed 1 side. The remainder (39) are folded leaves printed 1 side. Cf, OCLC 166620861 (giving paging details); Harvard/Hollis # 004257207 (citing Shaw & Shoemaker #27225); Greely p 611. From President Madison and Sec State Monroe to US House giving particulars of seamen impressed by Britain in immediatley preceding years. Details include: date, seaman's name & home place, seizure date and place, seaman's ship and master's names, British ship on which detained, proofs of citizenship, outcomes and remarks. 31.5 cm. Note that following 'D' section and preceding 'E' section is a gathering of stubs, apparently bound in to provide uniformity, I.e., to accommodate all of the folded leaves. The number sequence in preceding and following sections is continuous indicating no material missing. 58 pp, 31.5 cm.

$575.00

The Communist Party of the United States of America: What It Is, How It Works - A Handbook for Americans. Subcommittee to investigate the administration of the Internal Security Act and other internal security laws of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate. December 21, 1955

By US Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Dec 21 1955; 1st printing. Side-stapled without covers. Bright, clean covers and interior; tightly bound. 8vo, 100 pp. This is the original Dec 21 1955 printing, printed at front page top 'Committee Print' and at front page lower 'Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary, 1955'. Rife with the Red Scare hysteria of the HUAC-McCarthy era but with some useable information buried within the misinformation.

$18.50

Letters from the Secretary of State to Mr. Monroe, on the subject of Impressments, Colonial Trade, &c. Also, extracts from, and enclosures in, the letters of Mr. Monroe, to the Secretary of State, prior to the joint mission of him and Mr. Pinkney. Accompanying the message of the President of the United States, of 22d March, 1808. Printed by order of the Senate

By James Madison & James Monroe

18 gatherings side-stabbed. All gatherings untrimmed at top, fore and tail edges; unopened at top edges; paginated [3], 4 - 137. Clean with light foxing on prelims and final leaves; very light foxing internally. Cf. OCLC 166619014. This Senate version not in Sabin. Sabin #43713 is the House version, which Harvard & Yale libraries hold. U Mich appears to have Senate version. Greely describes House version (p 474) and notes there were several 'editions' of Senate version (p. 454) but does not list this as is. House version appears to have same title with printer 'A & G Way' and dated 23 March 1808. Correspondence begins with Jan 5 1804 communication from Sec of State Madison to Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, Monroe, with proposed Convention (and negotiating tactics) between U.S. & Britain regarding impressment of seamen and related maritime matters. Final communication dated May 22, 1807. 23 cm x 15 cm.

$250.00

Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a report from the Secretary of State, with sundry documents relative to the subject of the resolution of the 24th instant. 27th February, 1801, Ordered to lie on the table

By John Adams, John Marshall, et al

12 page (2 gatherings) side-stabbed pamphlet with additional folded leaf (formerly tied with pamphlet); untrimmed at top, fore & tail edges; unopened at top edge; paginated [4], 5 - 12. Clean with moderate foxing throughout. Cf. Greely p. 284; OCLC #54193231; Harvard/Hollis #004256636 (which cites Shaw & Shoemaker #1513); Yale/Orbis # 031 1801 2/27e. 23 cm X 14 ccm; folded leaf is 45 cm X 53 cm. This is in response to House of Rep request for "an account of the depredations committed on the commerce of the United States by vessels of Great Britain". From President John Adams, it is a report from Sec of State John Marshall with supporting letters from US consuls and others. The folded leaf is in very good condition, clean and supple. It is a chart entitled "Abstract of the cases of capture of American Vessels by British cruizers . since first of January 1800" and gives detailed information including: vessel type, name, home port, owner, voyage, burden, cargo; date of capture; capturing vessel; port carried into; admiralty court sentence; and, observations (comments).

$325.00

Extract of a Letter from the Secretary of State, to Mr. Monroe, Relative to Impressments. 5th February, 1806. Printed by order of the Senate

By James Madison

Very Good pamphlet. 2 gatherings of 4 leaves each, pasted together at folds; untrimmed tail and fore edges; unopened at top edge. Paged: [3], 4 - 15. Very clean with light foxing at lower 1/5 of front cover. Cf, Greely p. 390; OCLC #35285808; Harvard/Hollis #011922572 (citing Shaw & Shoemaker #11558); Yale/Orbis #031 1806 2/5e. 23 cm X 15 cm.

$125.00

Report of the committee of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, on the subject of impressed seamen: with the evidence and documents accompanying it. Published by order of the House of Representatives

By John Pickering, chair of Massachusetts House Committee

Good softcover. Disbound with remains of leather spine; tightly bound; untrimmed fore and tail edges; front sheet (title page) has few contemporary numbers calculations in margins; old damp stain at top fore corner affects cover and following 11 leaves; leaf 17/18 has closed tear at top fore corner with small chip missing; erratum statement on p. 84. Cf, Sabin #46029; OCLC # 426136755 (citing Shaw & Shoemaker #29094); Harvard/Hollis #004275155. Report by Federalist controlled committee purports to show that War with Britain was not justified since relatively few American seamen were being impressed. Committee chair John Pickering was son of Timothy Pickering, Federalist Sec of War and State and leader of treasonous Essex Junto. 23 cm; 84 pp.

$88.00

Letters from the Secretary of State to Mr. Monroe, on the subject of Impressments, Colonial Trade, &c. Also, extracts from, and enclosures in, the letters of Mr. Monroe, to the Secretary of State, prior to the joint mission of him and Mr. Pinkney. Accompanying the message of the President of the United States, of 22d March, 1808. Printed by order of the Senate

By James Madison & James Monroe

18 gatherings side-stabbed. All gatherings untrimmed at top, fore and tail edges; unopened at top edges; paginated [3], 4 - 137. Clean with foxing on prelims and final leaves; light foxing internally; untrimmed lower fore corner rubbed, dog-eared - not affecting text. Cf. OCLC 166619014. This Senate version not in Sabin. Sabin #43713 is the House version, which Harvard & Yale libraries hold. U Mich appears to have Senate version. Greely describes House version (p 474) and notes there were several 'editions' of Senate version (p. 454) but does not list this as is. House version appears to have same title with printer 'A & G Way' and dated 23 March 1808. Correspondence begins with Jan 5 1804 communication from Sec of State Madison to Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, Monroe, with proposed Convention (and negotiating tactics) between U.S. & Britain regarding impressment of seamen and related maritime matters. Final communication dated May 22, 1807. 24 cm x 15 cm.

$225.00

Message from the President of the United States, transmitting copies and extracts of documents in the archives of the Department of State on the subject of British impressments from American vessels

By James Madison, Th. Jefferson, Th. Pickering, Oliver Wolcott, Rufus King, Th. Pinckney, John Marshall, John Jay, et al

January 5, 1813. "Re-printed by order of the House of Representatives." This is a reprint of the Senate document of July 6, 1812, verbatim but for cover page dates, reference to House of Reps, and date given on 1st document in both versions (Jefferson letter to Pinckney, given as June 11, 1792 in original; July 11, 1792 in this doc). Paged differently: 54 in original; 50 in this doc. 6 gatherings of 4 leaves each, 1 gathering of 2 leaves; side-stabbed; untrimmed fore and tail edges; unopened at top edge. Very clean, no foxing; small number in contemporary ink at head of page 25, otherwise clean interior; remnants of old thread binding present but no longer bound. CF, OCLC #426073008 & Harvard/Hollis #004271400, both citing Shaw & Shoemaker #30261; apparently not in Greely. From President Madison to the Senate immediately following US declaration of war with Britain. Madison, under attack by Federalists, produced these documents from preceding 20 years showing the continuing problem of British illegal impressment of seamen. With the exception of few 1792 documents from Jefferson (as Sec of State for Washington), all documents were by arch-Federalist leaders: Th. Pickering, Oliver Wolcott, Rufus King, Th. Pinckney, John Jay, John Marshall & few others.

$175.00

The Emancipation Proclamation: January 1, 1863 (Milestone Documents in the National Archives)

1st edition (ISBN: 0911333401). Very Good staple-bound softcover. Clean covers; faint foxing-like marks near joint; small price label on back cover at top fore corner; tightly bound; bright, clean interior. 4to, 9 pp; illustrated.

$9.50