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Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly.  1902 - 08.
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Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. 1902 - 08.

By ADVERTISING) Clay, John Cecil, Maud Humphrey, Harrison Fisher, et al. (illus).

New York.. Vol.LIV., No.4.. 08- 1902.. Profusely illustrated magazine, 9 ¾ x 7 inches, pp 313-416, plus copious advertising including a full-page color lithograph for Uneeda Milk Biscuits. Featured article is a profile of actor Otis Skinner by F. F. Fyles with frontispiece "portrait in colors" (really, not many) by John Cecil Clay. Another featured article (by C. E. Borchgrevink, "Discoverer of the Antarctic Continent") discusses "The Birds of the Farthest South," i.e. penguins. Artists whose work illustrates features in the magazine include Maud Humphrey, Harrison Fisher, and B. Cory Kilvert. Apart from small area of tape on spine, magazine in very good clean condition. .

$48.00

Washington, D. C.-The Attack on the President's Life.
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Washington, D. C.-The Attack on the President's Life.

By GARFIELD ASSASSINATION) A. Berghaus & C. Upham

New York.: Frank Leslie.. 07-16- 1881.. Double-page wood engraving on sheet size 16 x 22 inches. President Garfield has been shot, and lurches backward. The Assassin Guiteau is shown in the upper left, gun in hand, surrounded by his captors. (Text on verso mentions Garfield attends the Campbellite Church in Washington, D.C.-a Christian sect seeking roots in early Christianity.) Originally tipped-in to a bound volume of the newspaper. No binding holes. .

$145.00

New York Illustrated News.
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New York Illustrated News.

By NEW YORK - THE BACKGROUND OF OUR CIVILIZATION - THE HOMES OFMISERY) Nast, Thomas (?)

02-11- 1860.. Description: Weekly illustrated newspaper; 16 x 11 inches; pp 193-208; disbound, with separation at spine edge. Overall very good clean condition. Text introducing Part I dealing with the slums of New York City observes: "Let the public...look at these plague-spots - this dark background of our civilization - and devise measures to remove it, if such a thing be possible.... Criminals...build houses without the slightest regard to the health of their occupants. Every one of them should have a death's head engraved on the door handle." The first entry in the series is titled "Dutch Hill." "Where is Dutch Hill?" writes the author. "Proceed up Second Avenue as far as thirty-eighth street, and you will be in full view of the spot.... Its principal productions are pigs, goats, cats and dogs, together with an indefinite number of Irish Americans." A two-page centerfold illustrates the blight and poverty of Dutch Hill's residents. .

$65.00

New York Illustrated News.
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New York Illustrated News.

By NEW YORK - THE BACKGROUND OF OUR CIVILIZATION - THE HOMES OFMISERY) Nast, Thomas (?)

02-25- 1860.. Weekly illustrated newspaper February 25, 1860; 16 x 11 inches; pp 225-240; disbound. Overall very good clean condition. Text of Part III in the newspaper's series gives focus to the slums of New York and is titled "At the 'Five Points,'" a continuation of reportage that began in Part II focusing on the crime-ridden slum on the lower East Side. Text reports that "At almost every passage-way leading to these abodes of misery and crime, we find the upper half of the door open, and looking from within, a bevy of girls, whose countenances betray the several grades of their positions in prostitution....'Come in sports!' is the continual salutation to the passers-by." .

$65.00

Vanity Fair.  The Kaleidoscopic Review of Modern Life.  (Six bound issues July to December 1932).
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Vanity Fair. The Kaleidoscopic Review of Modern Life. (Six bound issues July to December 1932).

By POLITICAL & POPULAR CULTURE) Covarrubias et al. (illus).

New York.: Condé Nast Publications.. 07- 1932to 12-1932.. Six issues of the famous original monthly magazine of this title, July to December 1932, bound in cloth-covered boards, 12 3/4 x 10 inches, profusely illustrated in color and black and white. The magazines feature color caricature illustrations of the famous, black and white and color photographs, again, of the famous, and a variety of articles of contemporary political and cultural interest. Color cover art by various illustrators. Three covers have a prominent ink stamp stating "File Copy"; the Roosevelt cover has been trimmed at the right edge for binding cutting off a section of the date, but not affecting the masthead nor the image itself; the November (Hitler by Garretto) has a 1/2 x 2 inch section cut out in the white background of the image. Damage to the cloth of a small section of the spine, otherwise the binding is in good condition. Text on the magazine's "Contents" page terms Vanity Fair "The Kaleidoscopic Review of Modern Life." Cover art includes (July issue) an image of the U.S. Constitution despoiled by a large handprint with various social belligerents identified (including "Fanatical Drys"); another issue (September) offers a caricature of Franklin D. Roosevelt; another (October) of Mussolini (ink stamp damage), yet another (November) of Hitler (small rectangular paper loss). Present in each of the monthly magazines is a feature titled "Impossible Interviews" with striking color cartoon images by Covarrubias. Titles include Eugene O’Neill versus Jimmie Durante; Chief Justice Hughes versus Al Capone; Herbert Hoover versus Jim Londos; Clark Gable versus the Price of Wales; Senator Brookhart versus Marlene Dietrich; etc. Full page celebrity black and white photos include studies of Bernard Baruch, Lillian Gish, Amelia Earhart, Garbo, Alla Nazimova, Paul Muni, Miriam Hopkins, Maureen O'Sullivan, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Noel Coward, Ruby Keeler, Sinclair Lewis, Yehudi Menuhin, and many others. Full-page color cartoon images of Speaker of the House John Nance Garner, Al Smith, Amelia Earhart, Eamonde Valera of Ireland, Hoover’s Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson, etc. Also of interest, two full page color illustration by Cecil Beaton, one titled "Broadway Ladies" and another of Hollywood film stars including Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, Constance Bennett etc. The six issues are a treasure trove of cultural icons, including numerous politicans, of the early 30s. .

$285.00

Map of the United States and Territories shewing the extent of Public Surveys and other details.
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Map of the United States and Territories shewing the extent of Public Surveys and other details.

By UNITED STATES - TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD COMPLETION)

Washington, D.C.. General Land Office. 1866.. Map, outline handcolor, sheet size 30 x 55 inches, with a top margin of 5/8 inch, bottom margin 7/8 inch, right margin 3/4 inch and no left margin. As is: two small areas of loss along left vertical fold (outermost when folded), tiny area of loss at one area of upper horizontal fold. A wall-sized map issued for the General Land Office Report of 1866, showing areas surveyed and platted across the United States with considerable detail, such as mineral deposits and railroads. The map is of considerable interest issued at a pivotal period of expansion and development just following the end of the American Civil War. .

$1350.00

New York Illustrated News (March 16 1861).
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New York Illustrated News (March 16 1861).

By LINCOLN INAUGURATION) Nast, Thomas (illus).

New York.: John King, Proprietor.. 03-16- 1861.. Weekly newspaper, March 16 1861, featuring, on front cover, Abraham Lincoln taking the oath of office, as drawn by Thomas Nast. Newspaper 16 x 11 inches; pp 259-304; folded Thomas Nast wood engraving at center unfolding to 23 x 32 inches depicting Lincoln's outdoor Inauguration with, behind the proceedings, the capitol building pictured under construction (text on verso). Short tears to free edge of front cover and interior pages. Two tape repairs (of uncertain vintage but clearly not recent) at margins of the unfolded center wood engraving. Needless to say, an uncommon item of considerable historical value with condition issues noted. .

$600.00

Steve Tobin' Rubber Cushioned Horseshoe /  A Pictorial Description of Broadway by the Mail & Express 1899 / Eldredge $50 Belvidere $40
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Steve Tobin' Rubber Cushioned Horseshoe / A Pictorial Description of Broadway by the Mail & Express 1899 / Eldredge $50 Belvidere $40

By BICYCLES / HORSESHOES / NEW YORK / ADVERTISING)

No date. Ca. 1899.. Three color lithographic thin card sheets each approximately 6 x 16 1/2 inches, printed in color on both sides. It appears they were at one time attached at the left edge, and two of them still are attached there. Many chips to the edges but the images are intact; the loose card sheet has a diagonal 3 inch tear to the upper edge, some light discoloration at the right edge and some offset from another print. The advertisements are printed as follows, back to back: Steve Tobins Horseshoe New York/ The Eldredge, The Belvidere National Sewing Machine Company Belvidere, Ill.; A Pictorial Description of Broadway by the Mail & Express 1899 / Not a Horse Slipped The Battle of San Juan Hill, Steve Tobin's Rubber-Cushioned Horseshoes; Steve Tobin' Eldredge... The Eldredge/Belvidere ad features a woman smartly dressed to ride, and highlights the unlikely manufacturer (National Sewing Machine Company) with the slogan "We Make Wheels Too." An interesting collection of manufacturing advertising from the turn of the 19th century. .

$145.00

The United States of America.
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The United States of America.

By UNITED STATES)

New York.: J. H. Colton.. Copyright 1855. [ 1857].. Map, handcolored, 15 1/2 x 26 inches including decorative border on sheet 18 1/2 x 29 1/4 inches (wide margins), centrefold. Light toning and foxing to margins, archivally repaired split to lower centrefold (just outside image), short tear to lower edge (1 inch outside image), soft crease to upper right corner, light soil line at lower left edge. This uncommon map is rich in detail and in overall very good condition with accompanying text sheets. On the map the western United States is comprised of the State of California and oddly configured (from a present-day standpoint) Territories: Oregon, Washington, Nebraska, Utah, New Mexico, Kanzas, Minnesota, and Indian Territory. Very large Washington, Oregon (stretching from the Pacific to the Rockies): Utah and New Mexico (stretching from California to Nebraska / Kanzas / Texas); Nebraska (stretching from the Rockies to Minnesota); Kanzas (sic) from the Rockies to Missouri. Accompanying the map are three full-page texts 18 1/2 x 31 inches titled "The United States of America" No. 1, 2, and 3 conveying information and statistics that apply to the country and its territories at mid-19th century. A wonderful map contrasting the large open territories of the West with the more densely settled East. .

$425.00

Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper.
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Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper.

By ROOSEVELT, TEDDY) Hamilton, Grant E. (cover illus).

New York.: Leslie-Judge Co.. 07-27- 1916.. Complete issue of the century-old weekly news magazine which, according to their masthead, was "The Oldest Weekly Newspaper in the United States," Color front cover by the political cartoonist Grant E. Hamilton titled "Not Too Proud to Fight" featuring an image of Teddy Roosevelt wielding a huge sword labeled "Americanism." Magazine contains pp 87-110 and is illustrated with black and white photos, Binding holes run along the spine edge of the magazine, indicating that it was once in a bound volume (likely 26 issues, based on pagination). Cover in very good clean condition, with one small tear invisibly mended on verso with archival tape. An uncommon magazine cover created by a leading political cartoonist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The message on the cover, in text and image, reverberates as loudly today as in 1916. A compelling collectible. .

$65.00

Graham's Magazine.
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Graham's Magazine.

By BODMER PRINTS OF NATIVE AMERICANS) Poe, Greeley, Longfellow,Lowell, et al. Bodmer, Karl et al (illus).

Philadelphia.: George R. Graham.. 1845.. Hardcover volume, 10 x 6 ¼ inches; 284 pp. January thru June; 282 pp. July thru December. Front cover held by a thread to text block; contents securely bound; however, January issue begins on p. 13. Considerable foxing, miscellaneous stains. None of the usual colored fashion plates associated with Graham’s Magazine have made it into the bound volume. A generous overall description would be: "profoundly well-used." Volume is noteworthy for the portrait frontispiece of Edgar Allan Poe as well as James Russell Lowell’s profile of the author, both in the February issue. The volume also contains two short stories authored by Poe, "The Imp of the Perverse" (July) and "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether (November). Also of great interest are the 6 engravings of Native Americans after Karl Bodmer. These are Blackfoot Indians on Horseback (2 copies); Dakota Woman and Assinboine Girl; Tower Rock on the Missippi; Mandan Warrior; and Indians Hunting the Bison. All in good or good-minus condition, with occasional spotting in margins. (Problematic is the fact that the titles are very faintly printed beneath the image. The images themselves are quite strong.) Summary: There is text in Parts One and Two of the volume discussing the various Bodmer prints, not necessarily found in close proximity to the print itself or titled similarly. In the Jan./June segment p 45 there is a discussion of Mandan Chief and also Indians Horse-Racing (Mandan Chief plate is not present but there are two copies of the Horse-Racing ); p. 92 and continuing on 136 is The Blackfeet Parts 1 and 2; p. 122 contains text for Dakota Woman and Assiniboine Girl. In the July/December segment, text for Grand Tower Rock is on p. 124; text for Mandan in Dog Dance Costume is on p. 170; text for Indians Hunting the Bison is on p. 236. The Bodmer plates and the Poe texts and portrait are definitely the highlights of the volume. .

$425.00

Pick Me Up And Hold Me Tight.
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Pick Me Up And Hold Me Tight.

By SHEET MUSIC - TUNEFUL TALE OF DEBASED MORALS) Green,Frederick H. (words by) Matt Starck (music by)

Muscatine, Iowa.: Frederick H. Green.. 1919.. Sheet music, approx. 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches, 4 pp., unfolding a sorry tale of moral decline and fall, unhinted at in the sentimental color lithographic front cover. An uncommon 1919 Muscatine, Iowa, imprint: Frederick H. Green, publisher. Other compositions by Green listed on the back cover include "The Indian Maiden" and the suspicious "Games We Played Together Long Ago." Very good clean condition. Cover depicts a young girl reaching out to the protective arms of a policeman illustrating the substance of the composition's first verse, which records the tale of a nine year old girl from Kalamazoo who travels with her father to visit New York City. When he steps into a saloon, the young girl becomes lost. Encountering a policemen, the chorus kicks in with her plea: "Pick me up and hold me tight, don't you leave my side," making clear to him she never again wants to see Kalamazoo. In the second verse, ten years have passed and the Kalamazoo escapee, now residing in New York City, is hoping for a career in "moving pictures." As did her father, she steps into a saloon. Exiting, drunk, she "found that the town was turning 'round" so "to a big fat man I cried": "Pick me up and hold me tight, don't you leave my side," continuing "Play that you're a taxi-cab and take me for a ride--I wish to see everything except the train to Kalamazoo, Then pick me up and hold me tight and carry me home with you." With admirable economy, the decline and fall of a young miss is conveyed in two verses, plus chorus. A delight for those who insist on narrative economy. .

$38.00

Driftwood.
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Driftwood.

By SHEET MUSIC - MUSICAL LAMENT) Cady, Chas. Earl.

Laramie, Wyoming.: Star Publishing Co.. 1913.. Sheet music, approx. 14 x 10 3/4 inches, 6 pp., color lithographic front cover, unfolding the sorry tale of a homeless drifter. An uncommon item published by the Star Publishing Co. of Laramie, Wyoming, and dated 1913. Other compositions by Cady listed on the front cover include "Mother's Still Waiting for You." Eight inch separation along spine edge of front cover; crease at bottom; very short tear at free edge; otherwise good clean condition, no taped repairs, etc. The chorus begins "For I shall drift, drift, drift like the wood that drifts along, That's the melody of my song" and continues in a similar vein: "No one to know and no one to care" followed by "the rest of my life is nothin' to you" lapsing, at close, into incomprehensibility. Would not make a suitable gift for a music lover or someone afflicted with melancholia. .

$38.00

A Gallant Leader Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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A Gallant Leader Franklin D. Roosevelt.

By ROOSEVELT - FRANKLIN DELANO POLITICAL POSTER)

No date. [ 1936].. Poster, 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Pinhole and two small spots at centre upper edge, soft crease at lower edge, image itself clean and bright. This is the larger, scarcer issue of this political poster used for the 1936 reelection campaign of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). The image has been attributed to J.H. Perskie. .

$85.00

Souvenir of the Thousand Islands.
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Souvenir of the Thousand Islands.

By UNITED STATES / CANADA)

Grand Rapids, Michigan.: James Bayne Company.. No date. Ca. 1900.. String-bound photo-illustrated view book, 7 x 9 inches, containing over 100 illustrations (some in color) of the scenery, steamers, hotels, and massive "cottages" representative of the Thousand Islands. Full-page photos dominate the booklet, but several pages feature multiple photos. Small abrasion at bottom of spine, otherwise excellent clean condition A delightful view book depicting the pleasures of the Thousand Islands, the massive homes of the wealthy, and the delightful scenery enjoyed by canoeists, travelers and vacationers. Excellent condition. .

$48.00

George Bush Ephemera.
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George Bush Ephemera.

By PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH MEMORIBILIA)

. Several pieces of President George H. W. Bush ephemera, circa 1991. The first is a "Congressional Certificate of Appreciation" awarded by the Republication Membership of the House of Representatives in recognition of financial support dated May 24, 1991. Second, a presentation photo "Official Portrait of President George Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle" with certificate issued by the NRCC. Third, a small brochure alerting "Sponsors of the 1992 GOP Victory Fund" to a raffle with various prizes (the Grand Prize—a paid trip to the Republican National Convention). Also, a brochure (folded but unused) touting "a beautifully reproduced artist’s portrait of President Bush" for those who become Charter Members of the President’s Congressional Club and commit (details on verso) to monthly donations of up to $25.00. Finally, the greatest treasure of them all: four greeting cards in color (100% recycled paper) featuring color images of the President and First Lady: one for Christmas, one for "Get Well," and two for "Happy Birthday." All items in good clean condition. An interesting miscellany for the political junkie. .

$65.00

The Anthracite Trail.
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The Anthracite Trail.

By UNITED STATES / CANADA)

Reading, PA.: George D. Proud.. Fifth Edition.. 1930.. "The Anthracite Trail" pamphlet charts a 515 mile network of roads between Washington D.C and Ottawa P.O., thereby connecting the capitals of the United States and Canada. The "trail" was assembled from existing roads in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and Canada; a 13 x 17 ½ inch folding map delineates the route, with text on either side of the map providing mileage information. The route crosses the international border at Ogdensburg, New York and well over 100 towns are identified on the map that purports to show a "Direct Connection of the Capitols of Canada and the United States." Map in excellent clean condition. It is impossible to know the frequency with which motorists attempted this lengthy journey, or the number of days required to traverse the purported "Great International Highway." Uncommon; no WorldCat listing. .

$65.00

The Alpine Glee Singer.
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The Alpine Glee Singer.

By SECULAR AND PATRIOTIC MUSIC) Bradbury, William B.

New York.: Mark H. Newman & Co.. 1851.. Volume of Secular and Patriotic Music, 7 x 10 inches, 304 pp. Text on title page states: "a complete collection of secular and social pusi arranged in four vocal parts, for choirs, singing classes and musical societies; with a full course of vocal exercises..." The volume opens with exercises and scales before progressing to the vocal selections, many uncredited as to composer. Index on page four. Former owner's name printed with ink stamp on title page. Leather spine has two inch separation at top. Pages clean and bright, binding tight; good condition overall. In sum, an engaging collection of secular music from the mid-19th century; a useful addition to any collection of period American music. .

$65.00

Ken. 1939 - 08- 03.
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Ken. 1939 - 08- 03.

By ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO / HOLOCAUST)

Chicago.: Ken, Inc.. Vol. 5. No. 5.. 08-03- 1939.. August 3, 1939 complete issue of magazine, color and black and white illustrations and ads, 106pp, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, in color pictorial wrappers as issued. Short split to tail of spine, small pencil mark to upper left corner of cover, very good condition. The cover illustration is of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his desk surrounded by scribes writing "F.D.R. will not run," "Roosevelt will not run," "Mr. President will not run" with text commentary "Even if Roosevelt does not run for a 3rd Term (a contingency which few in Washington will now admit) Conservative Democrats look to the future with little sanguinity...." Articles include a two page article by Jan Valtin "Hitler's slaughterhouse: the living hell of Plotzensee." .

$45.00

Map Illustrating the Plan for the Defences of the Western Frontier, as Proposed by Maj. Gen. Gaines in his Plan Dated Feb. 28, 1838...
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Map Illustrating the Plan for the Defences of the Western Frontier, as Proposed by Maj. Gen. Gaines in his Plan Dated Feb. 28, 1838...

By UNITED STATES / FRONTIER DEFENSE PLAN: 1838) Burr, David H.(Map compiled by).

Washington, D.C.: House of Reps. Doc. No. 311 25th Congress 2nd Session.. 1838.. Folding map, unfolding to approximately 23 1/2 x 14 1/3 inches, illustrating General Edmund P. Gaines extraordinary (for the time) plans for a network of military railroads allowing strategic deployment of troops, with focus on movement of troops between western frontier forts. The map depicts US. Territory west of the Mississippi, including present day Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri, and extending north to Lake Superior. Lands occupied by Native Americans are denoted while various U.S. fortifications are indicated with red dots. The map is accompanied by Major Gaines report, plus related materials, comprising 58 pages overall. Both map and text (disbound from government publication) in exceptionally good clean condition. A desirable package combining map and report. .

$1250.00

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