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cover of Louisiana Voodoo

Louisiana Voodoo

by CAJUN, Andre

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Published
1946
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Title-page foxed, wear and soiling to wrappers.
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New Orleans: Harmanson, 1946. Title-page foxed, wear and soiling to wrappers.. 8vo. 56 pages. 5 full-page illustrations. Original yellow wrappers. Second edition. Riddled with racist commentary, the author tells of a voodoo doctor known as Ol' Evil Eye, or Uncle Crackermeyer. Supernatural events and magic potions permeate the text, which went through numerous printings in the 40s through… Read more
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cover of The Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians

The Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians

by CATLIN, George

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Published
1892
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Title in vol. 1 loose, some light chipping to sheet edges, binding restored by Sotheran (with their ticket), engraved bookplate
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London: Published by the Author, 1892. Title in vol. 1 loose, some light chipping to sheet edges, binding restored by Sotheran (with their ticket), engraved bookplate of Lt. Colonel Stucley. Two volumes, large 8vo (10 x 6.25 inches). 400 color plates and 3 maps. Publisher's brown cloth gilt (rebacked preserving original spine panels). The 1892 reprint from the… Read more
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cover of How to Hunt and Trap containing full instructions for hunting the Buffalo, Elk, Moose, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Fox, Grouse, Quail, Geese, Ducks, Woodcock, Snipe, etc. Also the Localities where Game Abounds

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New York: Orange Judd Company, 1878. 12mo (7.5 x 5 inches). 220, [3, index] pages. Profusely illustrated. Publisher's gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (minor spotting). Early edition Phillips, p.36 records two 1878 editions (New York and Philadelphia) but not this. A practical guide to American hunting and trapping, with ample information on Native American life and hunting techniques.
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cover of Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

by [CONKLING, Edward, his copy]; Francis BACON; Richard WHATELY (editor)

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Published
1863
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One leaf loose, wear to binding at extremities, some scattered foxing
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New York: James Miller, 1863. One leaf loose, wear to binding at extremities, some scattered foxing. 8vo. Original green cloth. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. Provenance: Edgar Conkling (1812-1881), financier from Cincinnati, presentation inscription on front free endpaper to "His Namesake C. Edgar Kinne of Ovid, Seneca Co. New York. May 8 1863. Remember that Abraham Lincoln was… Read more
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cover of Poor Richard's Almanack. Being the Almanacks of 1733, 1749, 1756, 1758, first written under the name of Richard Saunders

Poor Richard's Almanack. Being the Almanacks of 1733, 1749, 1756, 1758, first written under the name of Richard Saunders

by FRANKLIN, Benjamin

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Published
1928
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A few small soil marks on covers, light wear to slipcase, generally fine
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New York: Rimington & Hooper, 1928. A few small soil marks on covers, light wear to slipcase, generally fine. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches). Facsimile edition with a foreword by Phillips Russell. Original tan buckram; black buckram slipcase with printed paper label. Provenance: May H.C. Rimington, presumably a relative of the publisher (signature on pastedown within… Read more
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cover of Twenty-eight Years in Wall Street

Twenty-eight Years in Wall Street

by CLEWS, HENRY

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Published
1888
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A fine copy, the spine ends gently rolled and a few small spots of wear to the joints, unobtrusive pencil note on flyleaf verso
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New York: Irving Publishing Co, 1888. A fine copy, the spine ends gently rolled and a few small spots of wear to the joints, unobtrusive pencil note on flyleaf verso by a former owner. Thick 8vo. 684, [1], xx, [1] pages. Frontispiece and nearly 50 plates. Publisher's gilt-lettered and -decorated bevelled green cloth. A fine copy, the spine… Read more
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cover of A Guide to West Point and Vicinity; Containing Descriptive, Historical, and Statistical Sketches of the United States Military Academy, and of Other Object of Interest

A Guide to West Point and Vicinity; Containing Descriptive, Historical, and Statistical Sketches of the United States Military Academy, and of Other Object of Interest

by WEST POINT

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Published
1844
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Amateur repair to spine, map with clear tape reinforcements on verso, and with some separations and small losses at folds
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New York: J. H. Colton, 1844. Amateur repair to spine, map with clear tape reinforcements on verso, and with some separations and small losses at folds. 12mo. iv, 112 pages. Original embossed cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover. Provenance: library stamp on title, manuscript identification on text leaf. An early guidebook to the United States Military Academy, with map.… Read more
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cover of Historical Sketches of the Paper Currency of the American Colonies, prior to the adoption of the Federal Constitution. First Series. [With:] Continental Paper Money. Historical Sketches of American Paper Currency. Second Series

Historical Sketches of the Paper Currency of the American Colonies, prior to the adoption of the Federal Constitution. First Series. [With:] Continental Paper Money. Historical Sketches of American Paper Currency. Second Series

by PHILLIPS, Henry, Jr.

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Published
1865
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Corners worn, some light soiling to bindings, light toning to sheets and a few chips at edges
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Roxbury, Massachusetts: Printed for W. Elliot Woodward, 1865. Corners worn, some light soiling to bindings, light toning to sheets and a few chips at edges. Two volumes, small 4to. Later half blue morocco, fore and bottom edges uncut. First editions, each of 250 copies from an edition of 303. By Philadelphia numismatist, philologist and translator (1838-1895), for many… Read more
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cover of The Doctrine of Baptisms, Reduced from Its Ancient and Modern Corruptions; and Restored to Its Primitive Soundness and Integrity..

The Doctrine of Baptisms, Reduced from Its Ancient and Modern Corruptions; and Restored to Its Primitive Soundness and Integrity..

by [FRANKLIN, Benjamin, printer]; William DELL

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Published
1759
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Browned, some occasional spotting
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Philadelphia: Reprinted, by B. Franklin, and D. Hall, 1759. Browned, some occasional spotting. 8vo. iv, 43 pages. Disbound. Provenance: Jacob Lunig (1760 inscription on last blank). First American edition of this Quaker tract, originally published in London in 1648. The Society of Friends of Philadelphia requested Overseers Anthony Benezet and John Reynell to arrange with pro-Quaker Franklin the… Read more
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cover of Gen George Washington's Account with the United States, from 1775 to 1783, as Written by Himself

Gen George Washington's Account with the United States, from 1775 to 1783, as Written by Himself

by [WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799)]

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Published
1857
Condition
Some wear to extremities of binding, occasional light spotting, early pencil signature trials on front flyleaves
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Brooklyn: John Hutchings, 1857. Some wear to extremities of binding, occasional light spotting, early pencil signature trials on front flyleaves. Small folio. Title-page, facsimile of accounts throughout, lithographed by Boell & Michelin. Original half black leather, brown cloth, front cover gilt-lettered and with gilt portrait of Washington at center. Covering the period from June 1775 to June 1783,… Read more
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cover of Address of His Excellency Edward Everett, to the Two Branches of the Legislature, on the Organization of the Government, for the Political Year Commencing January 2, 1839

Address of His Excellency Edward Everett, to the Two Branches of the Legislature, on the Organization of the Government, for the Political Year Commencing January 2, 1839

by EVERETT, Edward

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Published
1839
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Some light browning and foxing, pale dampstain at top of front wrapper affecting inscription (but still clear and legible)
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Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1839. Some light browning and foxing, pale dampstain at top of front wrapper affecting inscription (but still clear and legible). 8vo. 24 pages. Stitched, unopened. SUPERB PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED TO JOHN QUINCY ADAMS on the front wrapper: "President Adams with the best respects of Edward Everett." After his presidency, Adams was a member of… Read more
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cover of Report of a Special Committee Appointed on Greenwich Village. In Common Council September 7th, 1818

Report of a Special Committee Appointed on Greenwich Village. In Common Council September 7th, 1818

by NEW YORK - GREENWICH VILLAGE

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Published
1818
Condition
Edges chipped, lightly browned, old bookseller's description tipped to last blank
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New York: Thomas P. Low, 1818. Edges chipped, lightly browned, old bookseller's description tipped to last blank. 12mo. [2], [3]-9 pages. Stitched. The report marks the importance of the movement of certain land owners against the plan adopted by the Corporation for "regulating the surface of the ground of that village... as it soon will become united to,… Read more
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cover of The Laws of the United States of America. Volume III - Acts Passed at the First Session of the Fifth Congress of the United States of America

The Laws of the United States of America. Volume III - Acts Passed at the First Session of the Fifth Congress of the United States of America

by LAW - UNITED STATES LAWS AND TREATIES

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Published
1796
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Some browning and occasional spotting
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Philadelphia: Richard Folwell [III]; William Ross [IV], 1796. Some browning and occasional spotting. The third and fourth volumes of the collected laws of the United States. Together two volumes, 8vo. Contemporary calf (rebacked). FIRST EDITIONS, comprising the "first collected laws of the United States and including the acts of Congress still in force passed by the first four… Read more
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cover of Laws of New-York, from the Year 1691, to 1751, inclusive. [WITH:] Laws of New-York From The 11th Nov. 1752, to 22 May 1762

Laws of New-York, from the Year 1691, to 1751, inclusive. [WITH:] Laws of New-York From The 11th Nov. 1752, to 22 May 1762

by LAW - NEW YORK, [LIVINGSTON, William and SMITH, William, Jr.-compilers]

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Published
1762
Condition
Joints cracked but holding, cloth tape reinforcements on inner hinges, some light browning and occasional spotting, dampstaining
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New York: James Parker [I]; William Weyman [II], 1762. Joints cracked but holding, cloth tape reinforcements on inner hinges, some light browning and occasional spotting, dampstaining in volume 2. Together two volumes, folio. Vol. 1: Title, 3-page list of subscribers, Preface [i-iii], 1-488, Errata leaf. Vol. 2: [1], [1], [3], 268 pages. Contemporary calf, leather spine labels on… Read more
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cover of Laws of the State of New-York, Comprising the Constitution, and the Acts of the Legislature, Since the Revolution, from the First to the Fifteenth Session, Inclusive

Laws of the State of New-York, Comprising the Constitution, and the Acts of the Legislature, Since the Revolution, from the First to the Fifteenth Session, Inclusive

by NEW YORK - LAWS

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Published
1792
Condition
Minor worming in lower blank margin of the first few leaves in vol. 1, small tear in gutter of title-page of vol.. 2 costing one
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New York: Thomas Greenleaf, 1792. Minor worming in lower blank margin of the first few leaves in vol. 1, small tear in gutter of title-page of vol.. 2 costing one letter, a few small scuffs to bindings, otherwise a fine, fresh set in a beautiful contemporary New York binding. Two volumes, 8vo. [4], 511; [4], 521, [15] pages.… Read more
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cover of [Benjamin Franklin's mock epitaph]. In: An Astronomical Diary, or Almanack for the Year of our Lord Christ 1771

[Benjamin Franklin's mock epitaph]. In: An Astronomical Diary, or Almanack for the Year of our Lord Christ 1771

by [FRANKLIN, Benjamin]; Nathaniel AMES

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Published
1770
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Some light wear at edges, generally well preserved
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Boston: Printed and Sold by the Printers and Booksellers, 1770. Some light wear at edges, generally well preserved. 12mo. 24 pages. Original self-wrappers, sewn. Contains the first appearance in print of Franklin's mock epitaph composed when he was 22 years old in 1728. Ames provides the humorless introduction: "Mr. Franklin's Epitaph on himself curious for conveying such solemn… Read more
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cover of Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, Accompanying A Report of the Commissioners of the Fund for Navy Pensions

Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, Accompanying A Report of the Commissioners of the Fund for Navy Pensions

by UNITED STATES NAVY

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Published
1808
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Some light spotting and creasing to folds of tables, but generally fine
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Washington, D. C.: A. & C. Way, 1808. Some light spotting and creasing to folds of tables, but generally fine. Folio. 8 pages. Three large folding tables. Disbound. The report, soon after the establishment of the Navy Pension Fund in 1808, under the direction of Secretary of the Navy Robert Smith. Showing: the amount of stock on the… Read more
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cover of The White House Years: Mandate for Change, 1953-56 [and] Waging Peace, 1956-61

The White House Years: Mandate for Change, 1953-56 [and] Waging Peace, 1956-61

by EISENHOWER, Dwight D.

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Published
1963
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Fine, well-preserved copies, the slipcases somewhat rubbed and worn
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New York: Doubleday & Co, 1963. Fine, well-preserved copies, the slipcases somewhat rubbed and worn. Together two volumes, 8vo. 650; 741 pages. Illustrated. Original cloth; acetate wrappers; publisher's slipcases. First edition, deluxe limited editions, each boldly signed by Eisenhower. Numbers 326 and 375 of 1,434 copies. The President's in depth account of his first administration.
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cover of Letters on Agriculture from his Excellency George Washington President of the United States to Arthur Young

Letters on Agriculture from his Excellency George Washington President of the United States to Arthur Young

by WASHINGTON, George; Edited by Franklin Knight

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Published
1847
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Spine faded, light wear to joints and corners
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Washington, D. C.: Published by the Editor; Philadelphia: William S. Martien; New York: Baker & Scribner and William S. Martien, 1847. Spine faded, light wear to joints and corners. Folio. Half-title: "Farmers' Souvenir. Washington's Agricultural Correspondence." 198 pages, including facsimiles. Engraved frontispiece portrait, 4 plates and one map. SIGNED AMERICAN BINDING by D. W. Gihon, Philadelphia, dark brown… Read more
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cover of The Union Colony at Greeley, Colorado: 1869-1871

The Union Colony at Greeley, Colorado: 1869-1871

by WILLARD, James F.

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Published
1918
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A very good copy, the binding with a few pale stains and some soiling
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Boulder CO: University of Colorado, 1918. Hardcover. A very good copy, the binding with a few pale stains and some soiling. 9 x 6 inches. 412 pages. Boards.
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