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DOCUMENT SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR OF CONNECTICUT, APPOINTING A JOURNALIST TO THE STATE COUNCIL OF DEFENSE, 21 November 1917 by Connecticut / Holcomb, Marcus H

Hartford, CT: Governor's Office, 1917. Original document. Very Good. Partly printed document, accomplished by hand. In part: "...reposing special trust and confidence in the skill and patriotism of J.S. Anderson, Jr. of the Mirror of Stonington, Conn.…

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$75.00


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


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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$25.00


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


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


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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Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) on letterhead of Harper & Brothers Editorial Rooms, to a Miss Bridgman, 24 January 1895 by Sangster, Margaret E

NY, 1895. Original manuscript. Very Good. One page, written clearly in black ink. Sangster sends her autograph and thanks Miss Bridgman "for your very kind and sweet letter....Cordially yours...." Signed in full. 8.25" x 5.25" …

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$40.00


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


MEMOIRS AND RECOLLECTIONS OF C.W. GOODLANDER OF THE EARLY DAYS OF FORT SCOTT: From April 29, 1858, to January 1, 1870,; Covering the time prior to the advent of the Railroad and during the days of the ox-team and stage transportation. And biographies of Col. H.T. Wilson and Geo. A. Crawford, the fathers of Fort Scott by Goodlander, C.W

Fort Scott, Kansas: Monitor Printing Co, 1900. Revised & Enlarged Edition. Leatherette. Very Good. 145pp; frontispiece portrait of author, other full-page portraits and views from photographs. Bound in grained leatherette, gilt cover title; tail of s…

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$100.00


S.S. ILE DE FRANCE -- "the Rue de la Paix of the Atlantic by French Line

NY: French Line, 1949. First Edition. Pictorial Paper Covers. Very Good. 20pp; illustrated throughout from photographs and full-color watercolor drawings by Richard Lindner. The text sets the scene as the Ship leaves New York harbor: "You are aboard …

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$50.00


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


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


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


$120.00


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