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Remarks on a tour through the different countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Volume 2 (no volume 1). Volume 2 includes Appendix [B] Observations on Mr. Smith's "Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. "

By Macintosh by OCLC, Anonymous attrib. to William.

Printed by J. Jones, no. 39, College-Green, Dublin, 1886. -----Contains in the Appendix B "Observations on Mr. Smith's Nature and Causes of thewealth of Nations. " pages 248-268. English Short Title Catalog,; T130811. The full tTitle reads as follows: Remarks on a tour through the different countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa; : giving a particular description of the characters, customs, manners and laws of each, with their natural and mechanical productions. The political and commercial interests of the English East India Company are accurately delineated. a work of this kind becomes particularly interesting to the public, at a critical moment, in which a late governor of Bengal is called before the great tribunal of the British Parliament, to answer various charges of misconduct, founded in a great measure on this authentic and instructive narrative. This book is a reprint of William MacIntosh's 1782 first edition, and as the title page indicates, was apparently reprinted becasue of the public's interest in the impending attempt to impeach Warren Hastings, the first Governor-General of India. ----- Pages: 284. f7 1/8 by 4 3/8 inches [18 cm tall]. Binding: Full leather binding. This is not a great copy, although still readable and solid. The leather is quite worn--scuffed and some cuts--and at the edges the boards are showing through. The Blank leaves at the front and rear are filled with old writing in brown ink with the names of Peter and James McMullin written several times, two small drawings of a horse, part of a letter written expressing "I send you these lines to let you know i stll remain. " Half of one of these pages is missing. Another is torn and chipped. The verso of the title page also has writing. The verso of the last page of the table of contents has some doodling by James McMullin. Occasional minor writing elsewhere. Light waterstaining elsewhere. Remarkably, the pages are still solidly bound and the boards are held by the cords and seem solid also. Useful as a reading copy.


1778 Treaty Between France and America in The Gentleman's Magazine for February 1779

Sylvanus Urban printed for D,. Henry at St. John's Gate. London, February 1779. -----This is the original February 1779 issue of the Gentleman's Magazine. Within are two noteworthy items pertaining America. (There are of course many other articles not pertaining to America). The first is a copy of the Treaty of Alliance between France and America (pages 73-74). It begins "LOUIS, by the Grace of God, King of France and Navarre, To all who shall these Presents, greeting. The congress of the Thirteen States of North America having, by their Plenipotentiaries residing in Paris, notified to us their desire to establish with us, and our States, a good understanding and perfect correspondence, and having for that purpose proposed to conclude with us a Treaty of Amity and Commerce: We having thought it our duty to give to the said States a sensible proof of our affection. "--The King then appoints Conrad Alexander Gerard to represent him in establishing the treaty, and then the treaty is given. The Treaty contains 13 Articles. Here are the first two. "] ART I If war should break out between France and Great Britain during the continuance of the present was between the United States and England, his Majesty and the said United Stat es shall make it a common cause, and aid each other, mutually with their good offices, their councils, and their forces, according to the exigency of conjunctures, as becomes good and faithful Allies. ART II. The essential and direct end of the present defensive Alliance is, to maintain effectually the Liberty, Sovereignty, and Independence, absolute and unlimited, of he said United States, as well in matters of Government as of Commerce. " The treaty is signed by C. A. Gerard (the King's representative). B Franklin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. Immediately after this treaty the magazine presents a letter from Silas Deane, pages 74-78, The letter, originally published in America on December 5, attacks the competence of Arthur Lee and the American government. John Adams became so incensed by the letter that he wrote that Deane "ought to be hunted down for the benefit of mankind. "--See Craig Nelson, Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution and the Birth of Modern Nations, pg 94-95. What I find most interesting is that this English magazine puts the two articles next to each other, thus attempting to point out a lack of unity and agreement among the ranks of the American political figures. Note that the relevant articles have also been transcribed by typewriter for easier reading by a previous collector and are supplied along wit h the original. (The Treaty runs about 3 1/2 typewritten pages, and the Silas Deane article is all of 6 pages). ----- Pages: 56. 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches [21. 5 cm]. Binding: Disbound without wrappers, in two sections, but complete. Clean, no writing nor stamps. No foxing. Nice.


Boston and Vicinity Including Cambridge, Arlington, Lexington, Concord, Quincy, Plymouth Salem and Marblehead

By Lacock, John Kennedy.

Chapple Publishing, Boston, 1923. -----Signed at title page by author. Historic landmarks and points of interest and how to see them. ----- Monochrome illustrations. Pages: 135. 4 1/8"x 7 1/4”. Binding: Dark purple cloth with photo at center front board of State House, gilt titles at front. Some scattered soiling at boards, slight wear at extremities. Front hinge cracked and partial separated, rear hinge cracked but holding firm, rear free endpaper has been torn and repaired with archival tape.


South on the Sound An Illustrated History of Tacoma and Pierce County

By Morgan, Murrayand Rosa Morgan.

Windsor, California (1984). ----- Monochrome and color illustrations. Pages: 199. 8 3/4" x 11 1/4”. Binding: White cloth with gilt titles at spine; pictorial dustjacket with yellow titles at front and spine. An almost fine copy in a similar dustjacket.


August 1778 Account of British evacuation of Philadelphia by Lieut Gen Clinton Contained in the Lady's Magazine: Entertaining Companion For The Fair Sex, Appropriated Solely To Their Use And Amusement.

G Robinson, London, August 1778. -----This August 1778 Lady's Magazine has several interesting first hand accounts of events in America. There is a report by Lt Gen Sir Henry Clinton about the evacuation of Philadelphia on the 18th of June, movements of Washington and Lee and the events of the battle on the 28th of June, and return of the wounded and killed--in a little more than 2 pages. Also there is about half a page Naval report mentioning the battle and the evacuation of Philadelphia. Also given is the text of a letter to Congress from the 3 British Commissioners for restoring peace - and the reply, and General Washington's refusal to give a passport to their Secretary, Dr. Ferguson--nearly 2 pages. Many other articles that would appeal to a lady of the time. ----- First. 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches [ 21 cm ]. Dis-bound but otherwise in very good condition. 56 pages, sewn, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches [ 21 cm ]. Clean, tight, no writing nor stamps. Accompanied by a typed 8 1/2 x 11 transcript of the important American articles.


The Outer Banks of North Carolina 1584-1958

By Stick, David.

University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill (1958). -----Signed at half title by the author. ----- Illustrated by David Stick. 4 maps, several illustrations. Second printing. Pages: 352. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4”. Binding: Dark gray cloth with gilt design at center front board, gilt titles at spine; green and white dustjacket with white titles at front and spine. Some soiling at rear board and upper top edge of pages. Internally clean and tight. Some soiling at outer edges of dustjacket, lacking two very small pieces of wrap at spine ends. Some rubbing at extremities. Price clipped at front flap.


An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport, on the Sixty-First Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1837

By Adams, John Quincy.

Morss and Brewster, Newburyport, 1837. ----- Pages: 68. Binding: Wraps missing. well-bound. There is a minor crease running down the center of the book, and one small inkspot on page 29, otherwise about fine. .


Alabama Census Returns 1820 and An Abstract of Federal Census of Alabama 1830

Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1980. ----- Monochrome illustrations. Pages: 192. 5 5/8" x 8 3/4”. Binding: Black cloth with gilt titles at front and spine. A fine copy.


Bits and Pieces of American History As Told by a Collection of American Naval and Other Historical Prints and Paintings. (copy 402 for Precott Bush).

By Olds, Iving S. .

Lind Brothers, New York, 1951. -----Provenance: At the front presentation page "Prescott S. Bush Copy no. 402 of this Limited Edition. " Patriarch of the Bush Family, Prescott S. Bush was a U. S. Senator from Connecticut and a Wall Street executive banker. He was the father of U. S. President George H. W. Bush, and the grandfather of President George W. Bush. He was a typical New England Republican, banker, and pro business conservative. He is credited as being an early supporter of the United Negro College Fund, serving as chairman of the Connecticut branch in 1951, a staunch supporter of President Eisenhower, of civil rights legislation and of the establishment of the Peace Corps. This volume is limited to 500 copies. ----- Numerous black and white illustrations. Limited Edition. Pages: xxv, 463, [ 1 ]. 11 1/8" x 8 1/8”. Binding: Tan cloth with paste-down of a ship at upper half of front board, gilt titles at front and spine. Lightly rubbed at the board edges, heavier rubbing at the spine ends which has caused some small loss of cloth. Light occasional small brown spotting at the exterior page edges. Internally slight browning at front endpapers, small blindstamped ownership at lower corner of front free endpaper and at rear printer's blank. Text pages clean and tight.


Of the People The 200-Year History of the Democratic Party

General Publishing, Los Angeles (1992). ----- Monochrome and color illustrations. Pages: 220, [ 4 ]. 9" x 11 1/8”. Binding: Quarter dark red backed blue cloth boards, gilt titles at spine, red, white and blue dustjacket with gilt and red titles at front and spine. A near fine copy in a similar dustjacket


From Cambridge to Champlain March 15 to May 5, 1776, A Manuscript Diary

Privately Printed Lawrence B. Romaine, Middleboro, Mass. 1957. -----Gift inscription at front free endpaper "To Rich & Dolly Best of Luck Larry" with and additional notation at lower edge of page "(and now that I reread it - how silly!).” We believe this is written by Lawrence B. Romaine. ----- Frontis. #29 of 250 copies. Pages: 30. 10 3/4" x 7 1/4”. Binding: Quarter blue cloth with tan boards, label at front with black titles. Very minor wear at extermities. Internally gift inscription at front free endpaper, text pages clean and tight.


National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans Including Orators, Statesmen, Naval and Military Heroes, Jurists, Authors, etc. etc. Volume 1 & 2

By Duyckinck, Evert A. .

Johnson, Fry & Co, New York. ----- Illustrated by Alonzo Chappel. Numerous full leaf plates. Pages: 616, 662. 11 1/4" x 9”. Binding: Half reddish brown calf with textured dark red calf boards, gilt eagle design at center of front boards, gilt titles and design at spine, raised bands, marbled at leaf edges; tissue guards at plates. Light rubbing at extremities, volume 1-near spine end slight scuffing, volume 2-very small bump in front upper calf corner cap but not at the corner. Internally occasional plate and text leaf with slight to moderate foxing. Text leaves and plates are solid in binding.


The Capture of Stony Point at the Dedication of the New York State Park, July 16, 1902

By Pennypacker, Hon. Samuel W. .

Philadelphia, 1902. -----Signed at the upper edge of the front wrapper by the author, Sam W Pennypacker to his brother Isaac R. Pennypacker. Samuel W. Pennypacker was governor of Pennsylvania from 1903 to 1907, also wrote extensively as president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. To his credit during his term in office, Pennypacker signed into law the Child Labor Act of 1905, setting a minimum age and standard for young workers. He created the Pennsylvania State Police and the State Museum, and oversaw the completion of the new state capitol building, 1906 he vetoed what would have been the first compulsory sterilization law in the United States. ----- Pages: 10. 9 5/8" x 6 1/2”. Binding: Half red calf with blue marbled boards, gilt titles at spine, original front wrapper bound in at front. Front board is detached, moderate rubbing at extremities with slight loss of color mostly at the spine and joints. Internally a clean and tight copy.