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The First Battle : a Story of the Campaign of 1896, Bryan, William Jennings
The First Battle : a Story of the Campaign of 1896
Bryan, William Jennings
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Original Sepia Portrait Photograph - William Hemsley Emory, Emory, William Hemsley
Original Sepia Portrait Photograph - William Hemsley Emory
Emory, William Hemsley
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101 Anonymous Commemoration of the Conquest of New Netherland, on Its Two Hundredth Anniversary.
New York, New York New York Historical Society 1864 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
87 pages; appendix; folding map; gray paper wrapper (6 x 9 1/2 inch) unopened. History in the form of a oration of the English conquest of the Dutch colonies in North America with selected documents. Very good clean copy. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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102 Anonymous Committee's Report on Gas Explosion at State Capitol. August 13th 1899. To the Honorable Comptroller of the State of Connecticut.
Hartford, Conn 1900 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Typed document signed January 23rd, 1900 (2 pages. 8 1/2 x 13 inches). Three person committee reports the State Comptroller that based on its examination of evidence, that the gas explosion at the State Capitol on August 23, 1899 was caused by gas escaping from the pipes leading to the gas lanterns. The committee report further states that the accident was "Purely and accident". It was signed by Edward Mahl, James ?? . and Geo H. Gilbert. Also included is a 6 pages typed transcript of testimony related to the investigation (8 x 13 inch). 
Price: 60.00 USD
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103 Anonymous Congressional Directory : Sixty-Seventh Congress : Fourth Session : Corrected to December 30, 1922
Washington, D. C. Government Printing Office 1923 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Leather-bound, some scuffing and chipping. Dimensions 2 3/4 x 5 inches. 288 pages. Inscribed on front endpaper, "This is the property of John B. Miller, Page in the House of Representatives . February 14, 1923.Member - Martin B. Madden age fourteen years. Born December 9, 1908" Contains autographs from 30 Members of the House of Representatives : John D. Clarke, New York; Thomas Upton Sisson, Mississippi; Frank Clarke, Florida; Lorraine M. Gensman, Oklahoma; Lester J. Dickinson, Iowa; J. Stanley Webster, Washington; James W. Husted, New York; Phillip P. Campbell, Kansas; Addison T. Smith, Idaho; Stuart F. Reed, West Virginia; Henry W. Temple, Pennsylvania; Patrick H. Kelley, Michigan; George K. Favrot, Louisiana; William O. Atkeson, Missouri; Jasper N. Tincher, Kansas; Homer Hoch, Kansas; Samuel S. Arentz, Nevada; William R. Green, Iowa; William A. Rodenberg, Illinois; George M. Young, North Dakota; Everett Sanders, Indiana; Joseph G. Cannon, Illinois; Louis Fairfield, Indiana; William S. Greene, Massachusetts; James T. Begg, Ohio; 2 illegible signatures; Lewis Henry, New York; Amos H. Radcliffe, New Jersey; Clarence MacGregor, New York. Also includes business card for Samuel E. Cook, Representative from Indiana in the 68th Congress 
Price: 175.00 USD
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104 Anonymous Constitution of Bunker Hill Trading and Mining Association
New Haven,m Conn Yale Collection of Western Americana 1972 Soft cover Collectible-Fine Book 
1000 copies printed for members of the Western History Association at their meeting in New Haven, October 1972. "The Bunker Hill Trading and Mining Association, 124 strong, sailed from Boston March 5, 1849 in the ship Regulus and reached San Francisco 192 days later." Fine clean copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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105 Anonymous Doc. No. I. Governor's Message and Reports of the Public Officers of the State, of the Boards of Directors, and of the Visitors, Superintendents, and Other Agents of Public Institutions or Interests of Virginia
Richmond William F. Ritchie, Public Printer 1859 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Printed under the code of Virginia. Lacks front cover. 48-page booklet. Two small holes punched through pages near spine. Small damp stain rear cover front and back at spine bottom. The Governor's message is not about just the condition of the commonwealth but also how their peace has been disturbed by a rebellion taking place at Harpers Ferry. ".it was an extraordinary and actual invasion, by a sectional organization, specially upon slaveholders and upon their property in negro slaves. The home to be invaded was the home of domestic slavery." The Governor goes on to describe the state of the State's financial situation, revenues, expenses, banks, insurance, education, lunatic asylums, penitentiary, public buildings, etc. 
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106 Anonymous Evening Post Annual, 1888. Memorial Volume. Biographical Sketches [With Portraits] of the State Officers, Representatives in Congress, Governor's Staff, and Senators and Members of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut. Published Annually [Fourteenth Year]
Harford, Conn. Evening Post Association 1888 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
[10], 275 [13] pages; portraits; index; bound in brown cloth with title in gilt on the cover with black borders, gilt edging to the pages. Local ads in the front and back of the volume. Collection of individuals with portraits of members of the government of Connecticut through 1888. Each page has a brief biography and portrait. Some wear to the top and bottom of the spine. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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107 Anonymous Executed Document Signed. "Land Sale - Huntington, Lorain County, Ohio."
1857 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Executed Document signed by John and Sovina McCreery (owners) and Thomas H. Case (Witness and Justice of the Peace). One page (10 1/4 x 16 1/4 inch). John and Sovina McCreery sell 40 acres in Huntington Township, Lorain County, Ohio to Geo. W. Sashells for $600.00. Signed on the back by H. S. Rockwood, Recorder, and also signed by James McLaughlin as witness. Very good clean copy. 
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108 Anonymous Exercises of Class Day at Dartmouth College, Tuesday, July 19, 1870
Hanover, New Hampshire Dartmouth Press, Printer 1870 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
54-page booklet. Graduation ceremonies, contains an oration, poem, address to the president, chronicles, prophecies, ode, farewell address at the "Old Pine", etc. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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109 Anonymous Field Columbian Museum, Annual Exchange Catalogue for the Year 1896-97
Chicago Field Columbian Museum 1896 Illustrated Wrappers Collectible-Very Good Book 
57-page pamphlet. From an introductory page: "The Field Columbian Museum begs to submit this list of excess and duplicate material for the consideration of kindred institutions and of individual collectors. The specimens and examples contained herein are offered in exchange for an equivalent in similar material". Duplicate items are from Alaskan Eskimos, Northwest Coast Indians, California, Peru, Paraguay, Europe, Ceylon, Java, etc. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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110 Anonymous First Annual Report of the Children's friends' Society of Providence, October 5, 1836.
Providence, R. I. Knowles, Vose & Co. 1836 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Sewn self wrappers. 12 pages. From the society's constitution: "The object of this society shall be to rescue from evil and misery, such children who are deprived of the care of their natural protectors." 
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111 Anonymous General Orders No. 56 : Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, August 11, 1887
Washington, D. C. [Government Printing Office] 1888 Soft cover Collectible-Fine Book 
Staple bound, no cover, clean and unchipped. 11 pages of rules and regulations for the government of the Hospital Corps of the United States Army. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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112 Anonymous Glimpses of Life in Florida During the Seminole War
Knickerbocker 1851 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Excerpt from the September, 1851, issue of The Knickerbocker magazine in cardstock folder, reinforced with masking tape. Some discoloration of folder. Magazine sections are held together along spines with tape. Label on front of folder from Dellquest's Rare Books, Los Angeles, California. 10 pages. Impressions of St. Augustine, Florida, probably during the Second Seminole War, from 1835 to 1842. 
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113 Anonymous Handbook. Training Camp at Camp Lewis. Washington. June 12-August 31, 1925. R.O.T.C., C.M.T.C. Organized Reserve, National Guard.
1925 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
96 pages; tan paper wrapper bound at the top (3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch). Handbook used for summer training camps for Reserve Officer Training Camp, Citizens Military Training Camp, Citizens Military Training Camp, Organized Reserve, and National Guard in the summer of 1925 at Camp Lewis, Washington (near Tacoma). gives organization and rosters for regular army soldiers stationed at Fort Lewis plus similar information, for the various military units attending the training camp. Also provided ar the rules, under which the camp operated (inspections, passes, etc) and a short history of the camp. There are also eight pages of random, handwritten notes by an unknown hand in the handbook. 
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114 Anonymous Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. To 1902. Based Upon the Plan of Benson John Lossing, LL.D.
New York & London Harper & Brothers 1902 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
10 stout volumes, complete, text illustrations, plates, double color maps, bound in 3/4 brown leather and green cloth, gilt tooled spines, top edges gilt. Nice set, clean and tight, hinges tight, spines lightly sunned, four of the backstrips have some cracking in the leather in the center of the spines, other six are nice. Source book on every phase of American history and development. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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115 Anonymous Historic Towns of New England
New York & London G.P.Putnam's Sons 1898 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Edited by Lyman P. Powell, Second Impression. Volume 1 of the 4 volume series, "American Historic Towns". Publishers green cloth binding with extensive decoration in gilt and black. Minimal wear. Personal inscription on front-fly leaf. Some separation of front hinge. 599 pages with index and 2 pages of publisher listings. 158 illustrations, complete, and two fold-out historic maps of Boston, 1722 and 1775. Collection of historical and descriptive essays by various authors about the following historic towns : Portland, Maine; Rutland, Massachusetts; Salem, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Concord, Massachusetts; Plymouth, Massachusetts; Cape Cod; Deerfield, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford, Connecticut; and New Haven, Connecticut. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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116 Anonymous Historical and Biographical Sketch of the Ratliffe Family
Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
circa.1930s. Mimeographed 6 page letter (8 1/2 x 11 inch); stapled. Small tear at the top of the cover. Background on an English family name and information on the activities of family members during the nineteenth century. Includes a description of the family coat of arms. The Ratliffe Family members mentioned lived mostly in the American South and Midwest.Very good clean copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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117 Anonymous History of Hardin County, Iowa, Together with Sketches of Its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens. History of Iowa, Embracing Accounts of the Pre-Historic Races, and a Brief Review of its Civil, Political and Military History
Springfield, Illinois Union Publishing Company 1883 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
984 pages; portraits; 3/4 leather binding with gilt design on cover and gilt lettering. Some scuffing to cloth, but joints of leather strong and holding. History of Iowa, 29th state admitted to the United States in 1846. Very good clean copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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History of Mendocino, County, Comprising its Geography, Geology, Topography, Climatography, Springs and Timber, Anonymous
118 Anonymous History of Mendocino, County, Comprising its Geography, Geology, Topography, Climatography, Springs and Timber
Alley, Bowen & Co. 1880 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original publisher's 3/4 leather binding, red cloth covered slipcase. Some rubbing. Hinges reinforced, tape repaired tear on front fly leaf. Personal stamp on front fly leaf, "Property of Baldwin G. Lamson". Sticker from "Pacific Press, Oakland, Cal." on front endpaper. Continued sub-title, "Also, Extended Sketches of its Mills and Milling, Mines and Mining Interests; Together with a Full and Particular Record of the Mexican Grants; Early History and Settlement, Compiled from the Most Authentic Sources; Names of Original Spanish and American Pioneers; a Full Record of its Organization; a Complete Political History, including a Tabular Statement of Office-holders since the Formation of the County". 676 pages with index. Extensive history of Mendocino County with a collection of biographical sketches of prominent citizens throughout the years, many accompanied by portraits. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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119 Anonymous In Memoriam; Edgar Williams Stanton
Privately Published. (Circa 1920). Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Cloth. Illustrations. Untrimmed pages. From the book: "By this Memorial to Dr. Edgar Williams Stanton, the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts pays lasting tribute to the character, the scholarship and the service of one of the m ost distinguished members of its faculty". The book traces the Doctor's youth, education, teaching career; includes funeral serman and addresses. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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120 Anonymous Journal of a Young Lady of Virginia, 1782.
Baltimore, Maryland John Murphy and Company 1871 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
56 pages; brown cloth binding with beveled edges. Former owner's name in ink across the top of the title page. Account of a visit to the Lees of Virginia during 1781 with a brief added introduction. Unknown author. Very good clean copy. 
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