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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
47.50 USD

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 Annual Report of the Board of Indian Commissioners to the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1926
Washington, D. C. Government Printing Office 1926 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Stapled, paper covered booklet with "Stanford University Document Div. Oct. 31, 1927" stamped on front cover. minor rubbing. 39 pages. Annual report of the Board of Indian Commissioners, a committee that advised the federal government of Native American policy. This committee was disbanded in 1933. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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102 Anonymous Autograph Document Signed. "New York Supreme Court. Jubal Terbell vs. Unknown Owners."
1819 No Binding Collectible-Fine Book 
Autograph Document Signed in sullivan County, New York, dated 29 October 1819. 8 pages (7 3/4 x 12 1/2 inch) written in ink. The document consists of two affidavits, one signed by Livingston Billings, attorney for Jubal Terbell, and one signed by Jubal Terbell. The affidavits are in regard to a title dispute Terbell is having over property (Lot 14 in the '1st Division' of Sullivan County) with Wm. W. Sackett and Sackett's attorney, Patrick G. Hildreth. Also signed twice by Jacob Weekes, Commissioner, as witness. Noted as filed. Fine clean copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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103 Anonymous Battalla de la Mesa : The Battle of the Mesa 1847 1926
Los Angeles, California East Side Printing & Co. 1926 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Stapled cardstock covered booklet, mild chipping at corners, rubbing. Writing in ink on back cover. 22 pages. This is the program for the dedication ceremony for the Battle of La Mesa Monument in Vernon, California, September 9, 1926. Includes a history of the battle, part of the Mexican-American War, which occurred on January 9, 1847. Also includes short biographies of Commodore Robert Field Stockton and Lieutenant Joseph Warren Revere. Drawing of monument and surroundings at centerfold. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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104 Anonymous Boston University Year book, Edited By the University Council, Vol. 1
Boston H.O. Houghton and Company, the Riverside Press 1874 First Edition Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Original printed wrappers. Some slight darkening to spine, but a very nice copy of what is a fragile item. Lists each department, its faculty and students, graduates, university officials, etc. Boston University was founded the year before the publication of this, the first issue of its yearbook. 98 pages, including general index, plus unpaginated advertising section of books, other schools, etc. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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105 Anonymous Boston, Massachusetts : A Great, Modern Manufacturing and Commercial Community Built on Historic Ground Around America's National Shrines
Boston, Massachusetts Convention Bureau, Boston Chamber of Commerce 1931 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
56 pages; photos, maps; illustrated color paper wrapper (7 1/8 x 10 1/4 inch). 1 1/2 inch tear on the top of the back cover. Promotional literature on Boston and the surrounding area with photos of the main tourist sites. Very good clean copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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106 Anonymous California State Notes, January, 1905 : Devoted to the Interests of the California Young Men's Christian Associations (cover title)
No City California Young Men's Christian Association 1905 Illustrated Wrappers Collectible-Very Good Book 
Vol. 1, No. 1. 19-page pamphlet. Illustrations. Pamphlet features articles about the upcoming convention, February 23d--26th in San Jose; Conference of employed Officers; Religious Work Institute; Southern California Boys' Conference; Pacific Grove Conference; New Secretaries; California's Foreign Work; Our State Secretary (Mr. B. B. Wilcox of Chicago); and brief reports from other California communities. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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107 Anonymous Catalogue of the Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at the World's Columbian Exposition
Chicago, Illinois Pennsylvania Railroad Company 1893 First Edition Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
158 pages; folding illustrations, folding drawings, facsimiles; rebound in stiff paper wrapper with original printed cover retained. (7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inch). Included are - photos & drawings of the exhibition building; various models included; safety appliances; relics from parts of the railroad system; drawings and photographs of locomotives, rolling stock, engineering feats along the line (bridges, tunnels, stations, cuts, wharves & docks); old views of the Pennsylvania Railroad Lines; miscellaneous views, Pittsburgh riots & Johnstown flood; typical industries along the line. In the back are facsimiles of Old posters, Way bills, Tickets, Etc., which are usually missing from the volume. A very good clean copy of this volume including the rare facsimiles in the back. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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108 Anonymous Celebration of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Capture of the City of Mexico and the Ninety-third Anniversary of the Birth of Our National Song 'The Star Spangled Banner' by Francis Scott Key, at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, September 14, 1907
None None 1907 Illustrated Wrappers Collectible-Very Good Book 
Reproduction of General Winfield Scott portrait on front cover. 16-page pamphlet provides historical background of General Scott's campaign in Mexico in 1847, program for the day of celebration, lists of those in attendance representing groups such as Veterans of the Mexican War Division, U. S. Army and U. S. Navy Divisions, Grand Army of the Republic Division, Veterans of the Spanish American War Division, etc. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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109 Anonymous Chicago Society of Ohio Women
1930 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
42 pages; bound in a stiff tan paper wrapper (5 x 7 inch) tied with silk string. Contains material on Ohio, club officers, membership and bylaws. Society was 'formed to promote patriotism, to inculcate loyalty to Ohio, and to honor distinguished visitors from that state'. Society was formed by Mrs D. Harry Hammer. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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110 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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111 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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112 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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113 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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114 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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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115 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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116 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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117 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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118 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." 
Price: 37.50 USD
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119 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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120 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. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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