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O Pioneers!

by CATHER, Willa

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1937. CATHER, Willa. O Pioneers! Original cloth, black morocco spine label, T.e.g. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1937. Publisher's dummy. [10] preliminary pages, 6 text pages, remainder blank. The Autograph Edition Cather's works was designed by Bruce Rogers and printed by the Riverside Press in an edition of 970 copies. Crane AA1. Grolier 398. Small bookplate, else fine.
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Obituary Addresses Delivered on the Occasion of the Death of Zachary

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(TAYLOR, ZACHARY). Obituary Addresses Delivered on the Occasion of the Death of Zachary Taylor, President of the United States in Senate and House of Representatives, July 10, 1850; with the Funeral Sermon by Rev. Smith Pyne, D.D., Rector of St. John's Church Washington, Preached in the Presidential Mansion, July 13, 1850. Washington: Printed by William M. Belt, 1850. 1st ed. 112pp. Orig. self-wrappers. Minor insect damage to title page, old waterstains, light scattered foxing and toning, else very good. The sudden death of President Taylor, only a bit more than one year into his term, shocked the nation.
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Observations on the Inhabitants, Climate, Soil, Rivers, Productions

by BARTRAM, John and KALM, Peter

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1751. BARTRAM, John and KALM, Peter. Observations on the Inhabitants, Climate, Soil, Rivers, Productions, Animals, and Other Matters Worthy of Notice. Made by Mr. John Bartram, in His Travels from Pensilvania, to Onandago, Oswego and Lake Ontario, in Canada. To Which is Annex'd, A Curious Account of the Cataracts at Niagara. By Mr. Peter Kalm, A Swedish Gentleman Who Travelled There. London: Printed for J. Whiston and B. White, 1751. 94pp. plus folding plan of Fort Oswego. Later 3/4 morocco and marbled boards, boards and spine gilt, T.e.g., housed in custom red morocco-backed cloth slipcase with cloth chemise. Internally very clean. A very good copy. HOWES B-222, "b." Church 977. Field 92. Lande S148. Reese, Struggle for North America 12. Streeter Sale 869. Siebert Sale 152. Wroth, an American Bookshelf 1755, pp.101-105,149-51. Larson 321. TPL 186. Meisel III, p.345. Sabin 3868. The journal of the eminent American naturalist, John Bartram, kept during his trip from July 3 to Aug. 19,… Read more
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Observations sur la Virginie, par M. J***, Traduites de L'Anglois

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1786. [JEFFERSON, Thomas]. Observations sur la Virginie, par M. J***, Traduites de L'Anglois. Paris: Chez Barrois, 1786. 1st published ed. viii,290 [should read 390],[1]pp. 1/2 title, large folding map supplied in expert facsimile, table. Rebound in period style, 3/4 brown morocco over 18th-century marbled paper-covered boards, gilt ornamented spine, red morocco spine label. Faint scattered foxing, faint old stamp on title-page, else a very good or better copy. HOWES J-78.Clark I:262. Sabin 35895. Sowerby IV, pp.301-30. This is the rare French translation of Notes on the State of Virginia, which was first issued privately by Jefferson in 1785 in an edition of 200 copies for his personal friends. Jefferson had not intended the work for general distribution, but permitted this work--translated by the Abbe Morallet--and a London edition in 1787, before the Philadelphia edition of 1788 to prevent any pirating of the work. This is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his… Read more
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Observations Leading to a Fair Examination of the System of Government

by [LEE, Richard Harry]

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[LEE, Richard Harry]. Observations Leading to a Fair Examination of the System of Government, Proposed by the Late Convention; and to Several Essential and Necessary Alterations in It. In a Number of Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republican. [Brooklyn, NY]: Paul Leicester Ford, [1888]. Originally published in 1777, this is the 1st separate ed. 47 pp. Orig. plain wrappers. Lightly chipped, else very good. " A leading attack on the proposed Constitution. Lee feared the proposed government would degenerate into a bureaucracy, eventually into an aristocracy; he favored the individual states occupying the status of practically independent republics, loosely joined for such conveniences as foreign affairs, defense and coinage." HOWES L-216. BAL6163.
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Observations on Earl Cornwallis' Answer

by CLINTON, Henry

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CLINTON, Henry. Observations on Earl Cornwallis' Answer. Phila.: John Campbell, 1866. Large 4to. 1st American ed. 113, [1] pp. Folding chart. Orig. printed wrappers. Light chipping and some speckling, else a very good copy. One of 75 copies. HOWES C-499. William Brotherhead, in his Forty Years among the Old Booksellers of Philadelphia, writes of Campbell, "When he arrived here he at once pushed with resistless energy into political and religious disputes, and soon became a marked man among the most violent of extremists. ... John Campbell was the fiery antagonist of the poor African. His views he afterwards elaborated in "Negromania," a violent and one-sided diatribe. The book did not meet with public favor, and was the cause of finanancial embarrassment. ... Some twenty-five years ago, there was a rage among old book buyers for reprints of old scarce books. John got the fever, and he published some of them; but ere long the fever died out, and John had many that were left… Read more
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Observations on Hudson's Bay, 1743, and Notes and Observations on a.

by ISHAM, James

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(HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY). ISHAM, James. Observations on Hudson's Bay, 1743, and Notes and Observations on a Book Entitled A Voyage to Hudson's Bay in the Dobbs Galley, 1749. Edited With an Introduction by E.E. Rich, Assisted by A.M. Johnson. With a Foreword by the Chairman. [London]: Published by the Champlain Society for the Hudson's Bay Record Society, 1949. 1st ed. Large 8vo. cv, 352pp. Orig. blue buckram. Limited edition for subscribers only. A fine copy.
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Observations on the Thunder Dance of the Bear

by MICHELSON, Truman

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1929. MICHELSON, Truman. Observations on the Thunder Dance of the Bear Gens of the Fox Indians. Wash., 1929. 73pp. Very good in orig. cloth. BAE Bulletin 89.
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Observations on the Writings of Thomas Jefferson

by LEE, Henry, Jr.

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1839. LEE, Henry, Jr. Observations on the Writings of Thomas Jefferson. With Particular Reference to the Attack They Contain on the Memory of the Late Gen. Henry Lee. In a Series of Letters by H. Lee. Phila.: J. Dobson; Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1839. 2nd ed. xix,[5]-262pp. Orig. cloth. Light scattered foxing, lacks 2pp. advertisements and errata slip, else very good. HOWES L-205. Howes notes that the 1832 edition was suppressed and most copies destroyed. Much material on Washington, Hamilton, Burr, Madison, John Jay, and John Marshall, among others.
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Observations of an Illinois Boy in Battle, Camp and Prisons 1861-1865

by EBY, Henry H.

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EBY, Henry H. Observations of an Illinois Boy in Battle, Camp and Prisons 1861-1865. N.p.: Published by the author, 1910. 1st ed. Illus. 284pp. A very good copy in orig. cloth. The author was a member of the Sixth Illinois Cavalry.
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Observations on Earl Cornwallis' Answer

by CLINTON, Sir Henry

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CLINTON, Henry. Observations on Earl Cornwallis' Answer. Phila., 1866. Howes C-499. A fine untrimmed copy bound in later cloth, with a leather label on spine.Limited to 250 copies.
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Observations on Professions, Literature, Manners, and Emigration, in

by FIDLER, Issac

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FIDLER, Issac. Observations on Professions, Literature, Manners, and Emigration, in the United States and Canada, Made During a Residence There in 1832. London: Whittaker, Treacher & Co., 1833. 1st ed. viii, 434pp. Orig. cloth, rebacked in cloth, with orig. spine laid down. A very good copy. Howes F-110.
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Observations on the Commerce

by SHEFFIELD, John

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SHEFFIELD, John Baker Holroyd. Observations on the Commerce of the American States. New Edition Much Enlarged [1784]. N.Y., 1970. [16], 287, [36]pp. 9 folded charts in rear pocket. Orig. cloth. Fine. Study of American commerce with Britain in the immediate post-Revolutionary period. Reprint of Howes H-616.
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Observations on the Inhabitants, Climate, Soil, Rivers, Productions

by BARTRAM, John

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1751. BARTRAM, John and KALM, Peter. Observations on the Inhabitants, Climate, Soil, Rivers, Productions, Animals, and Other Matters Worthy of Notice. Made by Mr. John Bartram, in His Travels from Pensilvania to Onondago, Oswego and the Lake Ontario, in Canada. To Which Is Annex'd, a Curious Account of the Cataracts at Niagara. By Mr. Peter Kalm, a Swedish Gentleman Who Travelled There. London: Printed for J. Whiston and B. White, 1751. 1st ed. [2],94 pp. Folding plan frontis. Rebound in period-style calf, gilt-ruled spine. Very old waterstaining to margins, else very good. HOWES B-222, "b". Church 977. Field 92. Lane S148. Wroth, An American Bookshelf 1755, pp. 101-105, 149-151. Larson 321. TPL 186. Meisel III, p. 345. Sabin 3868. The journal of the eminent American naturalist John Bartram, kept during his trip from 3 July to 19 August 1743, through Pennsylvania and into the Indian country of New York as far as Oswego and Lake George, in the company of cartographer Lewis Evans and… Read more
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Observations on the Dispute between the United States and France

by HARPER, Robert Goodloe

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1798. HARPER, Robert Goodloe. Observations on the Dispute between the United States and France. Philadelphia Printed. London: Reprinted for John Stockdale, 1798. 3rd London ed. 109,[5, advertisements]pp. Disbound. Harper, a U.S. Congressman from South Carolina, pours scorn on the French, and his Federalist, pro-British stance naturally was popular in England. This work went through several editions. HOWES H-209.
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Observations on Hydrophobia, Produced by the Bite of a Mad Dog

by THACHER, James

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1812. THACHER, James. Observations on Hydrophobia, Produced by the Bite of a Mad Dog, or Other Rabid Animal. With an Examination of the Various Theories and Methods of Cure, Existing at the Present Day; and an Inquiry into the Merit of Specific Remedies. Also, a Method of Treatment Best Adapted to the Brute Creation. Plymouth, MA: Joseph Avery, 1812. 1st ed. 301,[1]pp. Colored plate. Orig. paper-backed boards, printed spine. Small piece abraded from foot of spine, light scattered foxing, else very good or better. Austin 1880. Shaw & Shoemaker 26864. Presentation inscription form the author on front free endpaper: "Mr. William Perry with the friendly regards of the author." Additionally inscribed at the head of the title page: "Mr. Perry's from The Author." A notable early American work, being an extensive examination of the nature and treatment of rabies. Thacher discusses the symptoms of the disease in dogs, the symptoms in humans, theories of the nature of the disease,… Read more
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Observations on Earl Cornwallis' Answer

by CLINTON, Sir Henry

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CLINTON, Sir Henry. Observations on Earl Cornwallis' Answer. Phila.: John Campbell, 1866. 1st American edition. Folding table. viii, 34, 114pp. A fine unopened copy in orig. printed wrappers Edition limited to 250 copies.
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Observations on Earl Cornwallis' Answer

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CLINTON, Henry. Observations on Earl Cornwallis' Answer. Phila., 1866. Large 4to. Howes C-499. Very good copy newly rebound in cloth. Limited to 75 copies.
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Observations on a Late Publication

by [ROMILLY, Samuel]

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1786. [ROMILLY, Samuel and FRANKLIN, Benjamin]. Observations on a Late Publication, Intituled, Thoughts on Executive Justice: To Which Is Added, a Letter Containing Remarks on the Same Work. London: T. Cadell and R. Faulder, 1786. 1st ed. 162 pp. Contemporary calf, front cover gilt with Thomas Hollis owl-tool, Rubbed, hinges repaired, else a very good copy. Ford 378. Presentation inscription on 1/2-title, "Aug. 29, 1786, From the auth." The recipient of this book was the Rev. John Disney, who inherited the library of Thomas Hollis. Romilly's Observations were written in response to Dr. Madan's thoughts on Executive Justice, the first book in his long and distinguished career. The appended "Letter from a Gentlemen Abroad," which occupies the final 22 pages of text, was written by Franklin.
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Observations on Hydrophobia, Produced by the Bite of A Mad Dog

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1812. THACHER, James. Observations on Hydrophobia, Produced by the Bite of A Mad Dog, Or Other Rabid Animal. With An Examination of the Various Theories and Methods of Cure, Existing at the Present Day; And An Inquiry Into the Merit of Specific Remedies. Also, A Method of Treatment Best Adapted to the Brute Creation. Plymouth, Ma.: Published by Joseph Avery, 1812. 301,[1]pp. plus colored plate. Contemporary calf, gilt morocco label. Boards lightly worn. Titlepage and advertisement page with some insect damage around the edges. Tanning and foxing. A good copy. AUSTIN 1880. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 26864. A notable early American work, being an extensive examination of the nature and treatment of rabies. Thacher discusses the symptoms of the disease in dogs, the symptoms in humans, theories of the nature of the disease, and proposed cures. Fourteen case studies are included, and Thacher draws on the work of several other notable physicians, including Benjamin Rush, James Mease, and John Redman Coxe. The… Read more
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