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    A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LEE BASE BALL TEAMS FOR THE PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS. COMPILED BY KINNIE A. OSTEWIG by Ostewig, Kinnie A

    Chicago: W.B. Conkey Company, 1897. Original staples and printed wrappers [mild wear, a couple of spots]. 138pp. Portrait frontis of the author, other full-page portraits of his fellow ballplayers throughout the book. Near Fine. This book illuminates the early years of baseball in the American midwest. Ostewig was born in Lee, Illinois, "eighteen years ago," graduated "with high honors" from the High School of Shabbona Illinois in June 1895, at the age of sixteen, and remained in the Lee area for the rest of his life. He would become active in local politics, a member of the Lee City Council; in 1912, he would lose the Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois by a substantial margin. Writing here, he is the pitcher and Manager of the Lee Liners, which was organized in August 1895. His book describes the exciting games played by and against the Liners, and a biography, with photo illustrations, of each of his teammates. The book is rare, with OCLC recording only a few copies. OCLC 14076788 [2- Chicago History Museum, Rockford Pub. Lib.], 61772259 [1- Baseball Hall of Fame] as of March 2017.


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    Recreation and the Law [Second Edition] by Bird, Stephen; Zauhar, John

    Scarborough, Ontario: Carswell Thomson Professional Publishing, 1997. Near Fine in softcover. 22 by 15 cm. 235 pages. Second edition. Trade size. Very light wear to corners only. Bright, clean..


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    SYNOPSIS OF BUSINESS RULES OF THE N. YORK & BOSTON TELEGRAPH OFFICES by Smith, Francis O.J

    Portland [ME]: L.W. Fenley, Printer, 112 Middle Street, 1846. Broadside, 8" x 11-1/4". Text within an attractive ornamental border. Light margin wear and soil, untrimmed. Matted, with top edge glued. Very Good. The broadside issued from the Telegraph Office at 26 Washington Street, Boston, on August 1, 1846. Smith signs at the end in type. The text includes a table, entitled, 'Synoptical Tariff on Ten Words or Less,' for the cities of Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, and New York. The 'Telegraph Alphabet' is also printed, along with eleven Rules. Smith and Samuel F.B. Morse engaged in years of litigation and mutual destruction over patent rights to the telegraph. "Of all [Morse's] enemies Francis Ormond Jonathan Smith, a former Congressman from Maine, who had championed Morse in Congress and had become one of his partners, proved the most unscrupulous and implacable, pursuing the inventor even to his death-bed." XIII DAB 250. OCLC 82105126 [1- AAS] as of May 2018. Not in American Imprints, Sabin, Eberstadt.


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    MAP AND PROFILE OF THE ROUTE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SHIP CANAL FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC OCEANS, ACROSS THE ISTHMUS IN THE STATE OF NICARAGUA, CENTRAL AMERICA, SURVEYED FOR THE AMERICAN ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC SHIP CANAL COMPANY. BY. O.W. CHILDS. 1850-51 by Childs, O[rville] W[hitmore]

    New York: Wm. C. Bryant & Co., Printers, 1852. Cover title. Large folding map, approx. 36" x 107", folded to 6" x 8.5". Bound in printed green paper-covered boards with black cloth spine [boards lightly rubbed and spotted], accession label on spine. The map has some hand-colored routes and locations. Map sections have been expertly joined in several places with archival tape applied to blank verso [apparently as issued]. Tanning along some folds and edges, light spotting. Several expertly mended fold splits [no text loss], a few short closed tears repaired on verso with archival tape. Manuscript ownership signature of W.H. Talcott at head of front board. The map has a blind embossed stamp in a blank margin: "American Society of Civil Engineers, Founded in New York in A.D. 1852." Very Good. The 1840s brought forth much advocacy of a ship canal through Nicaragua and across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The United States and England clashed over its control. The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty resulted in an agreement for joint support and control. The treaty was signed and ratified in 1850. Ephraim G. Squier, U.S. Charge' d' Affaires, had negotiated with the American, Atlantic & Pacific Ship Canal Company to do the work. Col. O.W. Childs of Philadelphia was appointed Chief Engineer, and assigned the task of surveying and determining a line of location. W[illiam] H. Talcott [1809-1868], this map's previous owner, was a Connecticut native who moved to Albany to study engineering under John B. Jervis. During his early career, he surveyed the Hudson River and the Albany and West Stockbridge Railroad, and was Superintendent and Engineer of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad. He was appointed Constructing Engineer of the Genesee Valley Canal in 1837, resident engineer upon the Erie Canal Enlargement project in 1841, Resident Engineer and Superintendent of the Western Division of the Morris Canal in New Jersey in 1845 and its Chief Engineer and Superintendent in 1846, and finally, as the President of the Canal Company in 1864. He was one of the twelve founding members of the American Society of Civil Engineers, formed in 1852. Phillips, Maps of America 551.


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    THE TWO ROADS TO PEACE! HOW SHALL WE END THE REBELLION-- SHALL WE COAX IT, OR CRUSH IT? EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN WANTS THE REBELLION ENDED AND PEACE RESTORED. TWO PLANS HAVE BEEN PROPOSED FOR DOING IT: ONE, BY A CONVENTION WHICH MET AT BALTIMORE, JUNE 7; THE OTHER, BY A CONVENTION WHICH MET AT CHICAGO, AUGUST 30. READ AND COMPARE THE TWO. HERE THEY ARE-- by [National Union Executive Committee]

    New York: Published by the National Union Executive Committee, Astor House, 1864. Broadside, 9-1/2" x 12". Chipped at the blank fore-edge, lightly spotted. Good+. "AMERICANS! Here you have the two plans for ending the Rebellion, restoring peace, and preserving the Union. They differ in every essential feature." The Democrats favor immediate surrender and say "not one word in condemnation of the Rebellion or of those who have wrapped the nation in the flames of civil war." Republicans brand "the Rebellion as a gigantic crime." Democrats have "not a word to say against slavery, which has caused the war, and which is to be the corner-stone of the new Confederacy." Loyal Union men call slavery "a curse to the country, and call for its complete extirpation from the soil of the Republic." "THE ELECTION OF LINCOLN AND JOHNSON IS THE DEATH-KNELL OF THE REBELLION!!" OCLC locates twelve copies under several accession numbers as of May 2016.


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    Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Wrongful Conviction of David Milgaard [Volume I and II] by MacCallum, Honourable Mr. Justice Edward O

    Regina, Saskatchewan: Government of Saskatchewan, 2008. Fine in softcover. 28 by 23 cm. 814 pages (between two volumes). Gift quality set. Contains both Volume I and Volume 2. Coil bindings inside oversize card covers. Report was presented in September 2008. CD in pocket inside back cover of volume 2. Hard to find. Bright, clean..


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    CAPTAIN JACK CRAWFORD, "THE POET SCOUT," IN HIS WONDERFUL ENTERTAINMENTS, "THE CAMP FIRE AND THE TRAIL." THE ONLY ENTERTAINMENT OF ITS KIND ON EARTH. GLOWING PICTURES OF THE BEAUTIFUL BORDERLAND. RECITATIONS OF HIS OWN QUAINT POEMS. THRILLING STORIES OF LIFE IN CAMP AND FIELD...TWO HOURS OF RARE ENJOYMENT. NOTHING LIKE HIM EVER SEEN BEFORE. NOTHING LIKE HIM WILL EVER BE SEEN AGAIN by [Alaska Mining Promotional]

    [New York?, 1897. Broadsheet, 9 1/2" x 12". With a small, oval half-tone portrait. On recto, at the bottom, printed in red: 'Norton Hall, Granville, N.Y., Thursday Eve., Dec. 30, 1897". Near Fine. A rare announcement of a public entertainment-- "Not a Lecture. But a Budget of Jewels, Sparkling, Pathetic, Humorous and Original"-- by this popular Western hero who, on his first outing as a reporter in 1875, did much to promote the Black Hills Gold Rush. John W. Crawford [1847-1917] was a "poet-scout" who memorialized Custer and Wild Bill Hickok in verse. He "was one of the original discoverers of gold on French Creek, in the Black Hills, in 1876." After a stint with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, which he left when he accidentally shot himself in the groin [blaming it on Buffalo Bill's drinking], he moved to New Mexico to scout for the Army against the Apache. He "did more than any other man in the Territory in bringing before the public the immense mineral wealth of New Mexico." This broadsheet serves not only to publicize Captain Jack's Entertainment, but also to promote "The Capt. Jack Crawford Alaska Prospecting and Mining Co." Testimonials to Crawford are printed here, along with an invitation for the recipient to receive a Company prospectus. OCLC 778631567 [2- Yale, SMU] as of March 2018.


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    Justice for Young Offenders: Their Needs, Our Responses by Vandergoot, Mary E

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Purich Publishing, 2006. Very Good ++ in softcover. 23 by 16 cm. 221 pages. Trade size. Pictorial cover. Contains index, bibliography and chapter notes. Light bending to corners. Bright, clean.. Soft Cover.


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    AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, DATED JANUARY 6, 1845, TO H.E. LEMAR: "DEAR SIR, AFTER YOU WENT AWAY, I PUT ON FIRST AN ATTEMPT TO GET THE LOW BIDDER OUT OF THE WAY. IF YOU HAD BEEN THERE IT COULD POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN DONE, BUT WE GAVE IT UP, FOR A PLAN TO HAVE A NEW ADVERTISEMENT, AND ANOTHER BIDDING. THIS I THINK WILL BE DONE; AND IF SO, WE WILL GET IT. "I WILL WRITE YOU AT THE TIME IT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR US TO GO OVER TOGETHER. KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF./ VERY TRULY, SIMON CAMERON, JAN. 6/45. "THERE ARE 4 BIDS FOR $7, & ONE FOR $6.50 - THE LAST MAN HAS AGREED TO BACK OUT by Cameron, Simon

    n.p., 1845. Broadside, 7 3/4" x 9 3/4". Completely in ink manuscript. Very Good. Simon Cameron [1799-1889] was running for the United States Senate from Pennsylvania at the time of this letter. The special election, which Cameron won, occurred in March 1845 after Senator James Buchanan resigned to become President Polk's Secretary of State. As this Letter suggests, Cameron was heavily involved throughout his career in the award of government-bestowed contracts and largesse. He was dogged by allegations, doubtless true, of corruption. Nevertheless, President Lincoln needed his support, and that of Pennsylvania; Lincoln named him Secretary of War and then, in 1862, minister to Russia. Cameron returned to the Senate in 1867 and served for another ten years.


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    Legal Blunders by Tibballs, Geoff

    London: Robinson. Good. 2000. First Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Some reading and cover creases, light shelf and edge wear, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block, some water staining to first few leaves. ; First edition, first printing. Good reading copy, no names inside. Cover design by Simon Levy. ; 320 pages; The popular view is that the law is an ass. This book reveals some of the asinine behaviour of those charged to uphold the law and legal horror stories of all kinds. .


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    GROUP OF NINETEEN ITEMS RELATING TO THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANY by Delaware and Raritan Canal Company

    [New Jersey and Pennsylvania], 1871. This lot of nineteen items is described below. Additional details available upon request. 1. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANY; MAY 10, 1831. Princeton, N.J.: Printed by D'Hart & Connolly., 1831. 31, [1 blank] pp. Stitched, untrimmed. Light fox, soil, and wear. Closed short tear [no loss] at title leaf. Good+. Felcone 546. Thomson 516. 2. Blue, Jersey: ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW-JERSEY, RELATIVE TO A BRIDGE OVER THE DELAWARE RIVER AT TRENTON AND A RAIL-ROAD FROM TRENTON TO NEW-BRUNSWICK. New Jersey: December, 1834. Disbound, 14pp, light to moderate foxing, Good+. Scarce, OCLC locating four copies [Yale + three New Jersey institutions]. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 317. AI 22847 [2]. OCLC 31747190 [4]. 3. [Stewart, Wm. D.]: REPORT. THE MINORITY OF THE COMMITTEE, TO WHOM WAS REFERRED THE BILL ENTITLED "AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TRENTON AND NEW-BRUNSWICK TURNPIKE COMPANY," ASK LEAVE TO OFFER A COUNTER REPORT, WITH THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENT TO THE BILL, VIZ... [Trenton?: 1835?]. 3, [1 blank] pp. Caption title [as issued]. Disbound and foxed. Good. Felcone 1067. OCLC 28540566 [1]. 4. Williamson, Isaac H., and Garret D. Wall: OPINION OF ISAAC H. WILLIAMSON, ESQ. AND GARRET D. WALL, ESQ. IN RELATION TO THE CORPORATE POWERS OF "THE TRENTON AND NEW-BRUNSWICK TURNPIKE COMPANY." Trenton: Joseph Justice. 1835. 1835. Disbound, 20pp, light to moderate foxing. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1422. AI 35445 [3]. OCLC 8685098 [8]. 5. [Wood, George et al.]: OPINIONS OF COUNSEL ON THE RIGHTS VESTED IN THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL AND CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAIL ROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES, BY THE ACTS OF THE STATE OF NEW-JERSEY PASSED IN RELATION TO THEM. Princeton, N.J.: Robert E. Hornor., 1835. Disbound, 24pp, light fox and wear, Good+ or so. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1192. AI 31316 [1]. OCLC 31744707 [6]. BEAL 10987. 6. [Stockton, Robert F.]: REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO OFFER TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL AND FEEDER, AND THE CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAIL ROAD, WITH THEIR APPENDAGES: MADE TO THE STOCKHOLDERS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL, 1836. Princeton: Printed by John Bogart, 1836. 37, [3 blank] pp. Disbound. Scattered foxing, Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 557. AI 37070 [5]. Thomson 1251. 7. [Blane, John]: REPORT OF THE MINORITY OF THE COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY, RELATIVE TO THE RAIL ROAD AT TRENTON, &C. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE. Trenton: Printed by Joseph Justice & Son, 1837. 43, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, untrimmed, and generously margined. Lightly spotted, old numerical accession number in top margin of title page. Good+. Includes an opinion by Samuel L. Southard. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1069. Thomson 1679. OCLC 31746833 [2]. 8. New Jersey: REPORT ON THE RAIL ROAD CONTROVERSY, MADE BY THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATURE OF NEW JERSEY, WITH THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE TREASURER, ATTORNEY-GENERAL, AND THE COMPANIES. READ MARCH 8TH, 1841, AND ORDERED TO BE PRINTED. Trenton, N.J.: Printed by Sherman and Harron, 1841. 31, [1 blank]. Later plain brown wrappers [ink notation on front wrap]. Partly untrimmed. Scattered foxing, some water stains in bottom margins. Good to Good+. Felcone 1066. AI 41-3753 [1]. OCLC 31746899 [2]. 9. [Potter, John]: ADDRESS OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAIL ROAD AND DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANIES, TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY. Trenton: Press of the Emporium, 1846. 31, [1 blank] pp. Disbound and lightly spotted, a small rubberstamped rectangle on title page. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 456. AI 46-1314 [5]. OCLC 8480396 [6]. 10. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: REPORT OF A COMMITTEE OF THE JOINT BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE...AND CAMDEN & AMBOY R.R. & TRANSPORTATION CO'S, ON THE SUBJECT OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF THE MAILS BETWEEN NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA. OCTOBER, 1846. Trenton: 1847. Contemporary plain wrappers, stitched, 16pp. Light foxing and wear, Good+. Felcone 556. OCLC 31746765 [6]. 11. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: REPLY OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL AND CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAILROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES, TO A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE HON. G.W. HOPKINS, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF POST OFFICES AND POST ROADS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U.S., BY THE HON. CAVE JOHNSON, POST MASTER GENERAL. Trenton: Arnold & Brittain, Printers, 1847. 23, [1 blank] pp. Disbound without wraps, scattered foxing, last leaf with a tear in blank inner margin [no text affected]. Good+. Felcone 555. OCLC 51311381 [9]. 12. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: ADDRESS OF THE JOINT BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL AND CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAILROAD COMPANIES, TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY. JUNE-1848. Trenton: Printed by Sherman and Harron, 1848. 30, [2 blank] pp. Disbound with light wear and a couple of institutional marks in blank portions of the pamphlet. Good+. Felcone 544. 13. Stockton, Robert Field: APPEAL OF COMMODORE R. F. STOCKTON TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY, IN RELATION TO THE EXISTING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE STATE AND THE UNITED DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL, AND CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAILROAD COMPANIES. SEPTEMBER 24TH, 1849. 1849. Princeton. 1849. 29, [1 blank] pp. Disbound without wrappers, light spotting, Good+. OCLC locates seven, under two accession numbers. 14. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE AFFAIRS OF THE DELAWARE & RARITAN CANAL AND CAMDEN & AMBOY RAIL ROAD COMPANIES, IN REFERENCE TO CERTAIN CHARGES BY 'A CITIZEN OF BURLINGTON,' DECEMBER, 1848. Newark: Daily Advertiser, 1849. 78, [2] pp. Disbound with scattered foxing. Last leaf dusted. Good+. Felcone 551. 15. Tatham, George N.: AN EXPOSITION OF THE CHARACTER AND MANAGEMENT OF THE NEW JERSEY JOINT MONOPOLIES, THE CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAILROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY: THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANY, AND THEIR APPENDAGES. Philadelphia: King & Baird, 1852. 32pp, disbound. Trimmed closely at the fore-margin, just touching [without taking] a few letters in the margins. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1355. OCLC 4648617 [11]. 16. Stockton, Robert F.: ANSWER OF ROBERT F. STOCKTON IN BEHALF OF THE JOINT BOARD OF THE D.& R. CANAL AND C.& A.R.R. COMPANIES, TO A COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE OF NEW JERSEY, IN RELATION TO SURRENDERING THE WORKS OF THE COMPANIES TO THE STATE. READ AND ORDERED TO BE PRINTED. Trenton: Printed at the True American Office, 1854. 22pp. Disbound, light wear. Old rubberstamping. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1333. OCLC 7242584 [8]. (19769) 17. [Stockton, Robert F.]: AT THE MEETING OF DIRECTORS HELD AT THE CANAL OFFICE IN PRINCETON, N. J. ON FRIDAY JANY 19TH, 1855- RESOLVED THAT COL. DAVID POTTER BE APPOINTED AND HE IS HEREBY APPOINTED REAL ESTATE AGENT TO PROCURE THE CONDITIONAL RIGHT OF WAY FOR THE WEST JERSEY RAILROAD, FROM WOODBURY STATION TO THE LINE OF CUMBERLAND & CAPE MAY COUNTIES, THE OPERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION TO COMMENCE MAY 9TH 1853...AT MEETING, HELD MAY 9TH, 1853 ON MOTION OF COMMODORE R.F. STOCKTON, J.H. WHITNEY, G.M. WARD, DAVID POTTER & JOSHUA SWAIN WHERE APPOINTED A COMMITTEE TO MAKE CONTRACTS FOR THE RIGHT OF WAY. 1855. [Princeton, N.1855]. Broadside, approx. 7"x 10". Handwritten in ink. Previously folded, a few small splits on folds. Good+. 18. Steam Ferry Boat New Jersey: STARTLING TRUTHS RELATING TO THE BURNING OF THE NEW JERSEY. THE CONDUCT OF WM. B. REED, AND THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST YOUNG KEYSER FULLY EXPOSED. ONE ACQUAINTED WITH THE FACTS. Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1856. 24pp. Tall 8vo, disbound, traces of original wraps visible. The boat was owned by the Camden and Philadelphia Steamboat Ferry Company, a company controlled by the joint Delaware and Raritan Canal and Camden and Amboy Railroad and Transportation companies. Bit of loosening. Else, Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1311. Sabin 90581. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Harv. Law Cat., BEAL. 19. Read, John M.: SPEECH OF...AT THE REGULAR QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE JOINT BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE UNITED DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANY, CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAILROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, AND NEW JERSEY RAILROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. HELD AT TRENTON ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1871. Philadelphia: Sherman & Co., Printers, 1871. 16pp. Original printed wrappers, Very Good to Near Fine. OCLC 5467709 [6].


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    Learning Canadian Criminal Law [10th Edition] by Stuart, Don; Delisle, Ronald J.; Coughlan, Steve

    Scarborogh, Ontario: Thomson Carswell, 2006. Very Good ++ in softcover. 25 by 17 cm. 1137 pages. Tenth edition. Trade size. Brown cover. Wear to edges. Thick volume. Bright, clean.. Soft Cover.


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    JUNIOR OFFICERS' HANDBOOK ON LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMMAND by United States Military Academy

    West Point, NY: Department of Law. Good. 1972. Stapled wraps. The insects got to the lower front cover near the spine, and the first few pages. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 24 pages .


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    TWELVE PAMPHLETS ABOUT THE WHEELING BRIDGE CONTROVERSY BETWEEN VIRGINIA AND PENNSYLVANIA by Wheeling Bridge Case

    This important case arose from the competition between Pennsylvania and Virginia for domination of the developing trade with western markets. The State of Virginia authorized construction of a bridge from Wheeling across the Ohio River. The State of Pennsylvania claimed that such a bridge would impede free passage of steamboats to Pittsburgh, a major terminus of such trade. Pennsylvania sought to enjoin construction, on the ground that the bridge was "a nuisance and an obstruction to interstate commerce on a navigable river" [II Warren, The Supreme Court in United States History 234]. For years Pennsylvania had engaged in an ambitious program of canal, railroad, and turnpike improvements; the bridge, it was claimed, would diminish the value of these State-sponsored modes of transportation. The Supreme Court commissioned R. Hyde Walworth to determine whether the suspension bridge "is or is not an obstruction to the free navigation of the Ohio river, at the place where such bridge is erected across the same, by vessels propelled by steam or sails, engaged, or which may be engaged, in the commerce or navigation of said river; and, if it is such an obstruction, what change, or alteration, if any, can be made, consistent with the continuance of the bridge across the said river, that will remove the obstruction to the free navigation by such vessels..." Congress also weighed in on the issue, scheduling hearings at which the competing positions were aired passionately and in detail. "Few cases have ever excited greater interest or seemed to affect more extensively the internal commerce of the country than this celebrated controversy." [Id. at 235]. The Supreme Court held that Virginia's enabling Act unconstitutionally conflicted with Congress's power to regulate navigation, and enjoined the construction as a nuisance. Dissenting, Chief Justice Taney argued that Congress's failure to exercise its regulatory power left Virginia free to authorize construction of the bridge which, in any event, Pennsylvania had failed to prove was a public nuisance. The pamphlets are: a. [Ellet, Charles Jr.]: THE WHEELING BRIDGE SUIT: A NOTICE OF ITS HISTORY AND OBJECTS, ADDRESSED TO THE LEGISLATURE OF PENNSYLVANIA. Philadelphia: John C. Clark. 1852. 20pp. Disbound a bit roughly, old rubberstamp on title page. With, as issued, large folding 'Map of the Western Railroads Tributary to Philadelphia With Their Rival Lines... Prepared Under the Direction of Charles Ellet Jr. Civil Engineer, by W. Williams, Map Engraver.' State boundary outlines in color, showing rail lines east from Wisconsin and Illinois to the East Coast as far south as Virginia [expert archival repairs at folds on blank verso, bit of chipping to outer blank margin, very small loss, detached from text block]. Good+. Modelski 80. OCLC 25783946 [9] [as of July 2016]. b. REPLY TO A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED "WHEELING BRIDGE SUIT: A NOTICE OF ITS HISTORY AND OBJECTS, ADDRESSED TO THE LEGISLATURE OF PENNSYLVANIA." CONTAINING FACTS REPORTED BY CHANCELLOR WALWORTH TO THE SUPREME COURT. REASONS WHY THE SUIT NOW PENDING SHOULD NOT BE DISCONTINUED. [np: 1852]. 12pp, stitched as issued. Light wear, Very Good. Cohen 12043. OCLC locates four copies under two accession numbers as of July 2016. c. Thompson, George W.: THE WHEELING BRIDGE; AN ARGUMENT FOR ITS NATIONALITY AND PRESERVATION, BY HON. GEO. W. THOMPSON, OF VIRGINIA. [Washington: Towers. 1852]. 16pp. Disbound, scattered foxing, Good+. OCLC 21314680 [4] [as of July 2016]. d. Ellet, Charles Jr.: REMARKS TOUCHING THE WHEELING BRIDGE SUIT, ADDRESSED TO THE HON G.W. THOMPSON. BY CHARLES ELLET, JR., CIVIL ENGINEER. Philadelphia: John C. Clark. 1852. 24pp. Disbound. Light margin spotting, Good+. OCLC 21310267 [11] [as of July 2016]. Cohen 12039. e. WHEELING BRIDGE CASE. ABSTRACT OF THE EVIDENCE. [Wheeling: Swearingen & Taylor, Prs., 21 Water Street. 1852?]. 8pp. Caption title, as issued Disbound, else Very Good. Not located on OCLC as of July 2016. Norona 1101 [2- NN, Perry]. f. MEMORIAL OF THE WHEELING BRIDGE COMPANY, TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. WITH A RAIL ROAD MAP. THE WHEELING BRIDGE SUIT IS A PART OF A RAIL ROAD CONTROVERSY. Philadelphia: John C. Clark. 1852. 21pp. Disbound, light margin spotting. With large folding map, detached from text block [couple of short, clean fold splits] entitled 'Map of the Western Rail Roads Tributary to Philadelphia...' Good+. Modelski 80. OCLC records ten locations as of July 2016, under several accession numbers. Cohen 12053. g. [Ellet, Charles Jr.]: THE WHEELING BRIDGE. [np: 1852?]. 6, [2 blanks] pp. Caption title, as issued. Disbound roughly, loose. Otherwise Good+. OCLC 21310284 [8] [as of July 2016]. Cohen 12040. h. Wilkins, William: STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA VS. THE WHEELING AND BELMONT BRIDGE COMPANY. ARGUMENT OF HON. WILLIAM WILKINS, IN BEHALF OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURG. READ BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON POST-OFFICES AND POST-ROADS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, APRIL 21, 1852. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co., Printers. 1852. 15, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, Good+. OCLC 191317317 [1- AAS] [as of July 2016]. i. WHEELING BRIDGE. MR. OLDS, FROM THE COMMITTEE ON THE POST OFFICE AND POST ROADS, MADE THE FOLLOWING REPORT...[Washington: 1852. 16pp, disbound, probably incomplete [other sources record 34 pages]. j. WHEELING BRIDGE. MINORITY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON POST-OFFICES AND POST-ROADS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U.S. ON THE MEMORIAL OF THE WHEELING AND BELMONT BRIDGE COMPANY. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co., Printers. 31, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, scattered foxing, Good+. OCLC 21314636 [2- U TX, WI Hist. Soc.] [as of July 2016]. k. Harding, George: ARGUMENT FOR THE COMPLAINANT, IN THE CASE OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, VS. THE WHEELING AND BELMONT BRIDGE COMPANY, IN SUPPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER'S REPORT UPON THE NECESSITY AND UTILITY OF THE STEAM PACKET CHIMNEYS NOW USED ON THE OHIO RIVER. IN REPLY TO MR. RUSSELL. Washington: 1851. Original printed wrappers, stitched, 16pp. Light wear and mild spotting, Very Good. Cohen 12041. OCLC records only a few copies, some of which are Kirtas Technologies reprints. l. Taney, Roger B.: THE OPINION OF CHIEF JUSTICE TANEY, IN THE WHEELING BRIDGE CASE. Richmond: Ritchie & Dunnavant. 1852. 14, [2 blanks] pp. Disbound, else Very Good. Ownership signature, 'Hon. Samuel W. Parker.' Cohen 12049. Not in Haynes.


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    CERTIFCATES [sic]. I HAVE EXAMINED MR. WM. C. DAVISON'S FLEX AND HEMP DRESSING MACHINE, NOW ESTABLISHED AT THE VILLAGE OF RHINEBECK, IN THE COUNTY OF DUTCHESS, AND AM MUCH PLEASED WITH ITS PERFORMANCE. I CONSIDER IT A VALUABLE IMPROVEMENT.. by [Davison, William C.]

    [Rhinebeck?, 1824. Broadside, 9 1/2" x 12 1/2". Old vertical fold [closed margin tear, no text affected], toned, some foxing. Good+. The broadside consists of three testimonials, dated in August and September 1824: from Archibald Smith of Rhinebeck, NY; John W. Ruggles, Christian Schell, Coert Dubois, Francis A. Livingston, Wm. Teller, Thomas L. Davis, John Brush, of Clinton and Poughkeepsie, NY; and John E. Brooks of Rhinebeck, who states that he purchased the right from Davison to erect his machine for operations in Dutchess County, "except the Town of Clinton." They say the machine is "worthy the attention of all Farmers who raise the article," and that it "performs with great expedition." Davison's machine is recorded at page 73 in the 'List of Patents for Inventions, 1790-1847. [Washington: 1847]; and page 229 of Volume 1, 'The American Journal of Improvements in the Useful Arts [Washington: 1828]. Not located on OCLC or the AAS online website, or in Rink.


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    Tough on Kids : Rethinking Approaches to Youth Justice by Green, Ross Gordon; Healy, Kearney F

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Purich Publishing Ltd., 2003. Near Fine in softcover. 23 by 16 cm. 271 pages. Trade size. Gift inscription to former owner by both authors on half title page. 'Few Canadians realize that we jail nearly four times as many youth as we do adults, and imprison more youth per capita than the United States, usually considered the world leader in getting tough on crime.' Pictorial cover. Bright, clean.. Signed by Author. Soft Cover.


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    THE INTERNAL REVENUE RECORDER AND CUSTOMS JOURNAL by [Van Wyck, P. Vr.]

    New York, 1865. Folio. A consecutive run of this weekly commercial and literary newspaper, from April 15, 1865 through December 30, 1865. Volume I, No. 15 through Volume I, No. 26 [the final issue of Volume I]; and Volume II, Nos. 1 through 26 [the final issue of Volume II]. Pages [113]-208, 1-208. Printed in three columns per page. Light scattered wear [inner margin of page 113 (first count) reinforced with archival tape; rubberstamp]. Very Good, in worn later buckram, chipped morocco spine labels [gum label at base of spine]. A Journal of the activities and decisions of the newly created Office of Internal Revenue in the Treasury Department, under the leadership of Treasury Secretary Chase. A wartime measure, the Internal Revenue Acts established a progressive income tax, and excise and other taxes to fund the War. "The decisions began to be published in 1865, in [this] volume. With the second volume [July, 1865], the name was changed to The Internal Revenue Record and Customs Journal" [Edwin Seligman, 'The Income Tax.' (New York: MacMillan. 1914), page 469 note 1]. The April 22 issue memorializes Lincoln in its first article, bordered in black. Indexes, retail advertisements, and articles on a variety of goods and taxes are printed. Not in Lomazow. Sabin 34919 [Vol. II].


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    TO THE PEOPLE. THE REAL STATE OF THE CASE by [Election of 1828]

    [Washington, 1828. 4pp. Caption title as issued. Spine reinforced. Signed in type at the end, 'MANY.' Dated in type, 'Washington, March 24, 1828.' Toned, light wear, Good+. A rare examination of shifting political coalitions preceding the 1828 presidential election, stimulated by the bill, pending in the House of Representatives, to increase tariffs on woolens. It's a terrible bill: "The provisions of this bill are such, in the opinion of the most intelligent farmers and manufacturers, that no rational man can be expected to vote for it." The author warns of a coalition of "Southern members who are against all protection whatever, and the Jackson members from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and New-York, who, although they profess to be in favor of protecting the farmers and manufacturers, yet vote with their Southern Jackson friends." The author's dire prediction: "A party is fast forming; of which General JACKSON is to be the HEAD, which is to be wholly and systematically opposed to the entire system of protection." AI 35529 [1- DLC]. OCLC 4456488 [2- AAS, Boston Public] as of October 2017. Not in Wise & Cronin.


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    THIRD CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE FIRST SESSION, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, ON MONDAY, THE SECOND OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-THREE. AN ACT LAYING DUTIES ON PROPERTY SOLD AT AUCTION by Auctions

    [Philadelphia, 1794. Folio, [4] pp. Folded. Three pinholes in blank left margin, else Fine. Enactment of the tax was an early victory for merchants in their ongoing battle against auctioneers who, merchants argued, placed them at an unfair competitive disadvantage and distorted the workings of the market. The Act required anyone who "shall exercise the trade or business of an auctioneer" to obtain a license "pursuant to some law of a state, or issued pursuant to the directions of this act." Additional administrative requirements were imposed. The Act was approved by President Washington on June 9, 1794, and signed in type by him, Ralph Izard as President pro tempore of the Senate, and Speaker Muhlenberg. FIRST EDITION. Evans 27878. NAIP w028075 [5].


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    Supreme Court of Canada and Its Justices: A Commemorative Book = LA Cour Supreme Du Canada Et Ses Juges, 1875-2000 UN Livre Commemoratif by Canada Supreme Court

    Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2000. Fine in hardcover in Fine dustjacket. 32 by 23 cm. 222 pages. GIft quality book. Pictorial dustjacket. Contains color illustrations from photographs. In English and French. Black cover with giltl lettering on spine. Bright, clean..


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    A LETTER TO WILLIAM H. CRAWFORD, ESQUIRE, SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES, ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF BANKRUPTCY by [Davis, John B.]

    Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1821. Disbound. 41, [1blank] pp. Scattered spotting. Good+. Signed at top margin, 'Hon. Rheuben H. Walworth M.C. Washington.' Walworth was a New York Congressman at this time. A Massachusetts Whig closely allied with John Quincy Adams, Davis urges Congress to exercise its express constitutional power to enact a uniform bankruptcy law. Emphasizing the risks of commerce that well-meaning individuals must incur, Davis urges that those who fail be given the opportunity for a fresh start. FIRST EDITION. BEAL 2484.


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    SUMMARY OF THE LAW OF PLEADING, PRACTICE AND EVIDENCE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITH FORMS by Medina, Harold R

    NY: Practical Text Book Company. Good with no dust jacket. Thirteenth Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .


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    A SERMON PREACHED IN BOSTON, NEW-ENGLAND, BEFORE THE SOCIETY FOR ENCOURAGING INDUSTRY, AND EMPLOYING THE POOR; AUGUST 8. 1753. BY...PASTOR OF A CHURCH IN BOSTON by Cooper, Samuel

    Boston: Printed by J. Draper, 1753. [2], 38, [2 blanks] pp. Lacking the half title, disbound. Else Very Good. "For many years pastor of the Brattle Street Church, and later ardent defender of the rights of the colonists" [Streeter Sale 684], Cooper was an intimate friend of John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. This is one of only "a small number of sermons and miscellaneous pamphlets" that he wrote [DAB]. Cooper's sermon opens a window on mid-18th century American views of charity and self-help. Relying on biblical sources, he argues that charitable enterprises are public ones. A charitable person is a "Patriot- his Bosom glows with Love to his Country...He forms Designs for enlarging the Wealth and Power of his Country, by enlarging it's [sic] commerce...and by introducing and encouraging the most useful Arts and Manufactures." Avoiding pursuits that will encourage the "Wages of Idleness," he knows "that nothing but Industry, and a full Employment of such as have Ability to Work, can make Plenty and Happiness circulate thro' a whole Community." The Society has provided an excellent example of charity, by "setting up the Linnen Manufacture." Evans 6984. Rink 3268.


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    THE BUREAU: (PAMPHLETS FOR THE PEOPLE) DEVOTED TO THE COMMERCE, MANUFACTURES, & GENERAL INDUSTRIES OF THE UNITED STATES. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THE BUREAU PRINTING COMPANY, 101 AND 103 WABASH AVE by Chicago Commercial Magazine

    [Chicago, 1870. Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Ten issues, lacking only No. 5. Each is 16pp, stitched, caption title [as issued]. Scattered dustsoil, foxing, and light to moderate wear. Good+. An unusual magazine, published from 1869 through 1872, devoted to the themes of commerce and protectionism. The first article explains "Why Irishmen should vote for Protection," reminding that 'free trade' means "British free trade;" and argues that even Adam Smith would support a policy of protection for the U.S. Subsequent issues elaborate, and assert "The interest of the South in Protection," as well as that of the West and "the colored man." FIRST EDITION. Not in Lomazow, Ante-Fire Imprints, Eberstadt, Decker, Sabin. I Union List of Serials 846 [8].


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    COBBETT'S PAPER AGAINST GOLD: CONTAINING THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, THE FUNDS, THE DEBT, THE SINKING FUND, THE BANK STOPPAGE, THE LOWERING AND THE RAISING OF THE VALUE OF PAPER-MONEY; AND SHEWING, THAT TAXATION, PAUPERISM, POVERTY, MISERY AND CRIMES HAVE ALL INCREASED, AND EVER MUST INCREASE, WITH A FUNDING SYSTEM by Cobbett, William

    [London: Printed by W. Molineux, Published by W. Cobbett, 1817. viii, [2]-470, [1 blank] pp. Printed in two columns per page, with each column counted as a page [as issued]. Bound in original paper-covered boards. Rather crudely rebacked with waste paper, else Very Good with light foxing. Cobbett's thesis is that "The Paper-Money System has mainly contributed towards our present miseries...In all countries, where a Paper-Money, that is to say, a paper which could not, at any moment, be converted into Gold and Silver, the consequence, first or last, always been great and general misery." To prove his point, Cobbett inquires "into the origin of money, how it acts upon the affairs of men, how prices depend upon its quantity, and how money itself is changed in its quantity and value." He then discusses the origin of the Bank and its Paper, "from their fatal birth." Much the same argument raged in the United States between Hamiltonians, who wished to expand credit extensions, and Jeffersonians, who were deeply suspicious of paper currency. This book comprises 32 letters originally written between 1810 and 1815, and originally published in Cobbett's Political Register. This is their first collection and separate publication. FIRST EDITION. Kress B6891. Pearl 81.


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