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Naiad Aeronautical Cloth.

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New York: The C. E. Connover Company, [ca. 1910]. First edition of this sample catalog. Small bifoloium (3 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches); 4 pp. On the cover is a photographic illustration of a Wright Model A in flight and using Naiad cloth for the wings. Inside are four actual cloth samples with their prices on the opposing page. The rear cover is taken up with an explanation of the various benefits of the four cloths advertised. Some edge wear but a very good copy of this extremely ephemeral piece of early aviation advertizing. No copies have ever been recorded or sold. C. E. Connover began his Naiad manufacture around 1906 in order to sell "Dress Shields". In the days before modern antiperspirants these shields were placed by women in the underarm in order to alleviate unsightly sweat marks. He soon realized that he had the machinery and know-how to manufacture cloth (known in the aviation world as "dope') for airplane wings in the nascent aviation market. Connover's cloth was very widely used and very well regard ... Read more

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Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. Five twelvemo volumes in octavo size. Usually this edition ("popular edition"; 3000 copies) was issued without maps or plates but this copy seems to be a interim edition as both maps and plates are present. Complete with all 11 maps (10 folding), 64 plates and 3 folding tables. Contemporary sheepskin with gilt spine lettering. Some very minor foxing and (for some reason) the half-title to Vol. IV was not bound in. Else, a lovely copy; clean, crisp and in a handsome contemporary binding. This set is apparently an intermediary state between Haskell's first regular trade edition (2B) and his stereotyped second trade edition (3). It has the complete complement of plates found in 2B, which were all removed in 3; it also includes the final blanks which were eliminated after 2B. However, it does not include the plate lists usually found in 2B, and it includes the additional signature markings in sixes, so it collates as Haskell 3 other than the presence of the plates. It contai ... Read more

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Washington: Government Printing Office, 1879. First edition. Quarto. Complete with two engraved portraits, numerous full page plates and 12 maps including the folding map backed on linen in the rear pocket. Publisher's red cloth with gilt spine lettering, gilt arctic motif on front. Rear cover with rippling, old tidemark through lower margin of second half (not affecting folding map). pencil-thin crack to lower front hinge. A complete copy in the publisher's binding, albeit somewhat beat (although the folding map is in excellent condition). From the library of Henry W. Tewksbury (with his bookplate and signature), a prominent Vermont attorney and lecturer, who is chiefly remembered as a survivor of the great train wreck of 1887. He survived but barely, having had his arms and legs broken. "On Saturday February 5, 1887, the worst railroad accident in Vermont history occurred at the town of Hartford. An express train to Montreal jumped the rails and plunged over a gorge into the ice-laden White River. More th ... Read more

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New York: Redfield, 1854. First American edition. Octavo. 376, [8, ads] pp. with 3 illustrations. Publisher's green cloth, gilt spine lettering. Small chip to head of spine and upper front joing, but a clean and complete copy. Source book for the Astor adventure.

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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1818. First edition. Quarto. xvi, 372 pp. Contemporary speckled boards, expertly rebacked and cornered in dark brown calf, smooth spine with gilt partitions and arabesques, green morocco lettering label. 19th century bookplate of the Literary Society of Friends. Altogether, a clean and lovely copy with wide margins. A rousing tale of piracy and slavery off the Barbary Coast.

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Albany: E. and E. Hosford, 1821. First edition. Octavo. 419, [1], [4, index]. Errata slip bound in at rear. Plus 8 full page plates (including the engraved tittle), and a large folding map. Original half brown roan over marbled boards.Some overall toning and front cover needs to be reaffixed, but a clean, complete and very pleasant copy. "This expedition led by General Cass was one of the many that he made as governor of Michigan for the purpose of visiting and negotiating with various Indian tribes of the Old Northwest. In this case, he also proposed to determine the source of the Mississippi River" - Wagner- Camp, 21a. "Schoolcraft and Pettibone were poorly prepared when they embarked on their journey. Inexperienced as outdoorsmen, they lacked the proper clothing and equipment for a winter expedition. During the first week of the trip, their packhorse wandered off twice. Later, while they were trying to ford a river, the packhorse plunged into the water, ruining most of their supplies. Schoolcraft and Pet ... Read more

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San Francisco: American-Japanese Publishing Association, [1950]. Reprint. Two volumes in one octavo volume. iii, [3], 346, [6]; [6], 254, [6, appendix], v [appendix] , [1] pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt spine and cover lettering. Aside from some minimal edge rubbing a very good and very clean copy. "Heco, in these amazing reminiscences recorded the only published account of a Japanese in the Gold Rush. On a trading expedition in 1850, he set sail in his father's junk, was caught in a storm, and drifted helplessly in the ocean. Eventually, an American ship picked up Heco and his shipmates and took them to San Francisco. Heco, after a year's stay, went on another voyage and returned to San Francisco in June 1853. There he obtained employment in the Customs House and, in that capacity, met Senator Gwinn. The remainder of the narrative recorded the Japanese adventurer's travels to the East Coast of the United States and return trips to San Francisco. Heco's story has little to do with the Gold Rush but do ... Read more

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San Francisco: Private Press of Thomas C. Russell, 1930. One of 250 numbered copies. Tall octavo. xxx, 232 pp. plus two full-page portraits and a fold-out map. Publisher's half red cloth over blue boards, printed paper spine label. Upper tips a bit bumped but a very attractive and clean copy.

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Boston: National Publishing Company, 1902. Large color map of the tri-state area; 36 x 38 inches. Linen-backed as issued. Folding into the publisher's brown cloth portfolio with bright gilt lettering and frame. Two corners of the cloth lightly bumped but an excellent copy.

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1998). Second printing. Folio. 160 pp. containing 125 images from Curtis' great masterwork. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, photographic dust jacket (clipped). An immaculate copy.

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Boston: Bela Marsh, 1856. First edition. Octavo. [8], 171, [1] pp. Publisher's vertically-ribbed dark brown cloth with blind-blocked frame to covers, gilt spine lettering, pale yellow endpapers (with minor foxing). Minor extremity wear but overall an excellent copy. The Rev. Allen Putnam was a well-known spiritualist in 19th century America. Natty was his familiar and supposedly the spirit of Nathaniel Young who lived for only a few weeks in the autumn of 1815. Much on automatic writing and channeling.

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San Francisco: The San Franciscan, 1886. First edition. Small octavo. 63, [1] pp. Publisher's pebble-grain green cloth with gilt cover lettering. Very minr edge wear. A very good copy. Contributors include Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Lemmon, H. W. Harkness, Hermann Behr and E.F. Lorquin.

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Esslingen and Stuttgard : J. F. Schreiber, (1887). Fourth edition. Folio (8 1/2 12 1/2 inches). viii, 77 pp. plus 54 double page horticultural prints done in color. Publisher's brown cloth spine and tips over green boards, brightly colored title plate to front cover, gilt spine lettering and decoration, brown endpapers. Minor rubbing to spine extremities but still an excellent copy of this delightful and colorful horticultural title.

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Window Rock, AZ: The Navajo Tribe, 1958. First trade edition. Quarto. 107, [3] pp. With photographic illustrations on nearly every page. Publisher's turquoise cloth with black and gilt cover and spine lettering, black endpapers, original glassine stamped in a web pattern (two tears to front). An excellent copy.

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Navigation of the Air [cover title].

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Savannna: Batson Air Navigation Company, 1913. First edition. Small octavo, 20 pp. with 6 full page artistic rendering of the the six-winged air yacht. Publisher's string-tied blue wrappers with raised gilt lettering (Navigation of the Air) on the front. Laid is is a Financial Plan for the Batson Air Navigation Company in which Batson offers Preferred and Common Stock (he even included a sase). A wonderful copy. OCLC only locates one copy. The Batson Air Navigation Company began setting up its Dutch Island manufacturing facility in early 1913 and went to work straight away planning the Batson Aero Yacht. An early aeronautic visionary, Matthew A. Batson imagined building the boat-like aircraft to easily carry cargo, crew, and passengers across the Atlantic Ocean to Liverpool, England. Passenger fare would be no small amount at $2,000 for the projected 36-hour flight. The airframe consisted of six forty-foot wings and a gondola type cabin, fixed with struts and braces to a seventy-foot pontoon. Powered by t ... Read more

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(Boulder): (National Cowboy Hall of Fame), (1972). First edition. One of 250 numbered copies. Square octavo. 107, [3] pp. With monochrome illustrations at the front and color illustrations at the rear. Publisher's dark brown cloth with silver spine and cover lettering, front cover with laid-down Jacob color plate, slipcase. A fine copy. A catalog celebrating Ned Jacob's induction into the Hall of Fame. Ned Jacob would eventually resign from this organization as he did not believe in competition among peers.

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Vienna: Wimmer, 1828-40. First edition. Offered here are 29 parts in printed wrappers: 2 are dared 1828, 1 for 1829, 2 for 1830, 2 for 1832, 2 for 1834, 1 for 1835, 1 for 1838. The remaining issues begin mid-text (as issued).. Printed green , buff and blue wrappers. Some mild spine erosion but overall a a very good set. Unusual to find this many issues together. "Joseph Pletz (January 3, 1788 Ð 1841) was an Austrian doctor of theology, imperial chaplain, and abbot of the monastery of the Holy Virgin of Pagrany, Hungary; imperial counselor, consistorial counselor, deacon-emeritus of the metropolitan chapter of St. Stephen at Vienna; director of the theological studies in the Austrian empire, referent of the same assistant of the imperial commission of studies, director and president of the theological faculty; and, in 1835, ex-rector magnificus of the University of Vienna, member of the high schools of Vienna, Pesth, and Padua, etc... Joseph Pletz (January 3, 1788 Ð 1841) was an Austrian doctor of theolog ... Read more

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Flagstaff: Northland Publishing, (1989). First edition. Octavo. Illustrated. Publisher's stiff illustrated wrappers. Nicely bound in brown fabricoid with gilt cover and spine lettering. An excellent copy.

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Auburn, IN: Auburn Automobile Company, [1936}. First edition. Oblong octavo. 8 pp. but with text extending into the inner rear cover. Color or color tinted illustrations on every page. Publisher's stylish black wrappers with a gilt rule border and a photographic illustration of a Cord on the front. Miniscule chip front upper front corner of front wrapper, else fine. Only one copy located by OCLC. "As 1929 approached, things were looking good for Errett Lobban Cord and the empire he had created. The portfolio of his Cord Corporation included flashy Auburn automobiles, Lycoming engines, Stinson aircraft, Checker taxicabs, and even the mighty Duesenberg among its offerings, but Cord was an auto manufacturer without a namesake marque. He rectified the situation in June 1929 with the introduction of the Cord L-29Ñthe first front-wheel-drive automobile sold in the American marketÑand one that offered dramatically different styling... Initial sales were brisk as the summer of 1929 turned to fall, but in the end, ... Read more

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Charlestown: Samuel Etheridge, 1802. First edition. Octavo. [712] pages and all 18 folding maps. Contemporary tree calf with maroon morocco gilt label. Early owner's signature (Samuel A. Bradley). some rubbing to joint and extremities but overall a very good copy. Of the five copies recorded at auction by RBH, none had the complete contingent of 18 maps. Rare with all 18 maps and in the original binding. The Father of American Geography extends his skills across the ocean. Some maps drawn by A. Adams and Cyrus Harris, and engraved by Enoch Gridley. Designed as a second volume to The American Gazeteer.

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