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THE WATER POEM AND OTHERS by Friedberg, Martha

Winnetka, IL: Vixen Press, 1985. First Edition. Pictorial Paper Covers. Fine. 20pp, colophon; six colored wood engravings by Caryl Seidenberg. 9.5" x 6.5" This is #222 of 250 copies only, set in Centaur and Arrighi types and printed by hand...

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$25.00


SKIFFLE:; The Story of Folk-song with a Jazz Beat. With a Foreword by Lonnie Donegan (The King of Skiffle) by Bird, Brian

London: Robert Hale, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good +. 119pp, index; 13pp illus from photographs. Bound in pictorial boards, dust jacket. 8" x 5.25" This first book on the subject traces the history of skiffle from its slave...

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PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF 116 PROFESSIONAL IMAGES, MOSTLY FROM MIE-KEN, CIRCA 1895-1925, DURING THE MEIJI AND TAISHO PERIODS by Japan, Honshu

1925. Original photograph album. Very Good. Oblong, string-tied album of black cardstock leaves, 11" x 13", photographs mounted on 35pp, blanks at the rear. Bound in black, flexible boards with an embossed sailing ship and gilt lettering (Pho...

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$600.00


TWO YEARS BEHIND THE PLOUGH; or, the Experiences of a Pennsylvania Farm-Boy:; Giving a true and faithful account of life on a Bucks County farm as he found it during an apprenticeship of two years by [Wright, Caleb E.]

Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 224pp; frontispiece, tissue guard. Blind-stamped, pictorial brick cloth, gilt-stamped spine; light wear to spine ends. 7.5" x 5" [Wright III, 6123: "Authorshi...

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$90.00


THE EVANGELICAL PRIMER:; containing a Minor Doctrinal Catechism, and a Minor Historical Catechism by Emerson, Joseph

Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1825. Second Edition. Original Wraps. Good. 72pp; 72 woodcuts; front cover lacking. 6" x 3.5" First published in 1825, this primer includes the Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism, and Directions for...

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$45.00


THE ADVENTURES OF EBENEZER FOX, IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR:; Illustrated by Elegant Engravings from Original Designs by Fox, Ebenezer

Boston: Charles Fox, 1847. Second Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. 240pp; frontispiece portrait, 7 plates from engravings. Bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt-decorated spine and vignette on cover; prior owner's name stamped on endpaper, some...

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$100.00


PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF 67 ORIGINAL IMAGES TAKEN BY COL. ROBERT GRAY SWIFT AND COL. JAY D.B. LATTIN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY SIGNAL CORPS by Algeria

1945. Original photograph album. Original Cloth. Very Good. This album contains 67 high-quality b/w photographs, 41 taken by Col. Swift, the remainder taken by Col. Jay D.B. Lattin. Swift's photos are two sizes: the smaller, numbering 34 shots, wi...

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$375.00


JESSE JAMES, MY FATHER. The First and Only True Story of His Adventures Ever Written by James, Jesse, Jr. [McDonald, A.B.?]

Cleveland: Arthur Westbrook, 1906. Second Edition. Pictorial Stiff Wrappers. Good. pp: 189, (1) publisher's ad; 3 frontispiece portraits. Printed on pulp stock. Moderate wear along spine. 7" x 5" First published at Kansas City in 1899. [Adams, Six-...

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$85.00


GROUP OF 16 ISSUES OF "BROADCAST SONGS":; Radio, Stage, Screen by Broadcast Songs

NY: various publishers, 1940. first Editions. Pictorial Paper Covers. Very Good. 16 issues, 1941-1947 passim, 24-32pp per issue; illus from photographs of vocalists of the World War II era. The first issue listed is lightly chipped at the fore-edges...

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$45.00


ALBUM OF ATLANTIC CITY:; Chas. Frey's Original Souvenir Albums by New Jersey, Atlantic City

Portland, Maine: Chisholm Brothers, 1890. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Very Good. Contains 16 panels of Albertypes from photographs, accordion-fold format, including: Atlantic City from Lighthouse (birdseye view); Pacific Avenue; Seaside Hotel; ...

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$85.00


VISITS TO REMARKABLE PLACES:; Old Halls, Battle Fields, and Scenes Illlustrative of Striking Passages in English History and Poetry. In Two Volumes by Howitt, William

Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1841. First US Edition. Very Good. Two volumes. pp: 324; 335. Two signatures pulled; front free-endpapers removed. Blind-stamped covers, gilt-stamped spines; a nice, bright set. 7.75" x 4.75" [American Imprints 41-2622 ...

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$60.00


FELIX MOSES, THE BELOVED JEW OF STRINGTOWN ON THE PIKE [signed by Lloyd]:; Pages from the life experiences of a unique character--a man whose romantic record challenges imagination by Lloyd, John Uri

Cincinnati: Caxton Press for the Author, 1930. Limited Edition. Original Cloth. Fine. pp: xxix, 354; 20 plates and text illus by J. Augustus Knapp. Bound in gilt-stamped brown cloth, illus mounted on cover. Small, private bookplate on front free-endp...

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$60.00


TERRITORY OF DAKOTA. SECOND BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF IMMIGRATION AND STATISTICIAN. To the Governor, 1887-8 by Dakota Territory / McClure, P.F

Bismark, Dakota: Tribune Printers & Binders, 1888. First Edition. Original Cloth. Fine. 85pp. Bound in maroon cloth, blind-ruled borders, gilt cover lettering. Major sections of this report are: Report of the Commissioner of Immigration: Report ...

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$175.00


SOMERS POINT, NEW JERSEY: "The Paradise of South Jersey," Summer Season, 1914; Devoted to the interest of Summer Tourists and Home Seekers by New Jersey, Somers Point

Somers Point: Wm. A. Haffert, 1914. First Edition. Printed Wrappers. Good. (44)pp; illus throughout from photographs, mostly full-page. Views include: Shore Road, Looking North from New Jersey Avenue; Somers' Homestead; Jane Anderson Homestead; ...

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$90.00


LES PETITS VOYAGEURS EN CALIFORNIE by Giraudiere, H. De Chavannes de la

Tours: A. Mame et Cie, 1853. First Edition. Pictorial Cloth. Very Good. 188pp; 8 full-color, chromolithographed plates. Text in the original French. This is the tale of a Frenchman and two boys who journey from Le Havre to California in search of gol...

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$475.00


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