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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
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61 Transactions of the Forty-Seventh Annual Reuion of the Oregon Pioneer Association Portland, June 19, 1919 containing the Porceedings of teh Thirty-Third Grand Encampment of Indian War Veterans of the North Pacific Coast and Other Matters of Historic Interest.
Portland Oregon Chausse-Prudhomme Co. Printers 1922 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original tan wrapper with black lettering on front cover. 6 X 8 1/12 inches. Pages 131-240. Copy contains a list of deaths of Pioneers from June 1, 1918 to May 31, 1919 which gives names, place and year of birth, year of journey to Oregon and place and date of death. Articles include "Diary of a trip across the plains in 1853" by Mrs. Velina A. Williams (supplemented by the recollections of O.A. Stearns, a nephew of Mrs. Williams). Copy is lightly sun faded on top edge of front cover. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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62 Transactions of the Thirty-Eighth and Thirty-Ninth Annual Reunions of the Oregon Pioneer Association Portland, June 22, 1910 and June 21, 1911 Containing the Diary of Alvah I. Davis, Oct. 11, 1852 to April 6, 1854 and Diary of Jesse Harritt, 1845 and Proceeding of the Twenty-Fifth and of the Twenty-Sixth Grand Encampments of Indian War Veterans of the North Pacific Coast and Other Matters of Historic Interest.
Portland Oregon Chausse-Prudhomme Co. Printers 1914 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original light green wrapper with black lettering on front cover. 5 3/4 X 8 1/4 inches. Pages 385-526. First part of copy contains information on pioneers in attendance which includes names, places of birth and date and when they made the journey to Oregon. Articles include, "Diary of Alvah Isaiah Davis, October 11, 1952 to April 6, 1854. This diary picks up where Mr. Davis from the 37th Annual Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association left off. The 39th Annual Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association Portland, June 21, 1911 has the diary of Jesse Harritt, 1845. Corners are bent and several chips on the edge of front cover. Front cover is beginning to separate from spine, however is still intact. Head and tail are slightly chipped. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
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63 Transactions of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association june 14, 1906 Containing the Annual Address by Hon. Allen Weir of Olympia Washington Ex-President of the Washington Pioneer Association and Other Matters of Historic Interest.
Portland Oregon Peaslee Bros. Company, Printers 1907 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original light blue wrapper with black lettering on front cover. 6 X 8 inches. 103 pages. First part of copy contains information on pioneers in attendance which includes names, and when they made the journey to Oregon. Articles include, "Pioneer days" by Mr. Tolbet Carter of Benton County. Mr. Carter (1825-1899). His journey for Oregon began in 1846 at the age of 21, and later served a term in the state legislature. Bottom of spine is chipped. The edges of several pages are torn, however, text is not affected. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
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64 Transactions of the Thirty-Second Annual Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association for 1904 Containing the Annual Address by Charles B. Moores, 1852, of Salem and Other Matters of Historic Interest.
Portland Oregon Peaslee Bros. Company, Printers 1905 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original light blue wrapper with black lettering on front cover. 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 inches. Pages 222-358. First part of copy contains information on pioneers in attendance which includes names, places of birth and date and when they made the journey to Oregon. Articles include, "Crossing the plains in 1852" This article is a diary of Mrs. Cecelia Emily McMillen Adams, born Lodi, N.Y. 1829 and started her Oregon journey in 1851. Mrs. Adams was very observant and an excellent source of daily routine. "Narrative of James Longmire, A pioneer of 1853" which gives an in depth account of fighting with the Puyallup tribe. Slight chipping on back cover. Both covers are slightly sun faded. Dampstain on top edges of pages. One staple is beginning to rust and shows through the front cover, however pages are not affected. Binding is tight. 
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65 Transactions of the Thirty-Third Annual Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association June 15, 1905 Containing the Annual Address by Henry H. Gilfry 1852, of Salem and Other Matters of Historic Interest.
Portland Oregon Peaslee Bros. Company, Printers 1906 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original light green wrapper with black lettering on front cover. 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 inches. Pages 361-512. First part of copy contains information on pioneers in attendance which includes names, and when they made the journey to Oregon. Also has a list of Pioneers who have died. Articles include, "Diary of E. W. Conyers, a pioneer of 1852, now of Clatskanie, Oregon. Tells of the hardships, daily life and at times, humors accounts of the trail. Staples that bind this copy are beginning to rust, however, text is not affected. A previous owner wrote notes on the front cover in pencil. Slight chipping on spine. Covers slightly sun faded. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
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66 Transactions of the Twenty-Eight Annual Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association for 1900 Containing the Annual Address by J. C. Moreland, Esq., 1852 of Portland, and the Occasional Address by Cyrus H. Walker, Albany, Native Son of 1838 and Other Matters of Historic Interest.
Portland Oregon Himes and Pratt, Printers and Publishers 1901 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original light orange wrapper with black lettering on front cover. 5 1/2 X 8 3/4 inches. 82 pages. Articles include, "Address at public reception of Native Sons, at the Marquam Grand Opera House, June 13, 1900" by Governor T. T. Geer, "Pioneer women of Clatsop County" by Mrs. Owens-Adair, M.D., this article is in 2 parts, 1 written by Mrs. Mary Ann Dickinson Adair, 1849 and Mrs. Sarah Damron Adair, pioneer of 1843 (prepared by her daughter, Dr. Owens-Adair). Edge of back cover is slightly chipped as is the head. Small spot on front cover. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
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67 Transactions of the Twenty-Third Annual Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association for 1895 Containing the Annual Address by Hon. William Galloway and the Occasional Address by T. T. Geer with Biographical Sketches and other Matters of Historic Interest
Portland Oregon Geo. H. Himes and Company, Printers 1895 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original light green wrapper with black lettering. 6 X 9 inches. 113 pages. Articles include, "Women in pioneer times" by Mrs. Robert A. Miller, Oregon City, "Reminiscences of Oregon Pioneers" by Miss. M. S. Barlow, Portland, "Crossing the plains in 1845" by Mrs. Miriam A. Tuller, Glendale, "Crossing the plains in 1852" by Joe H. Sharp, Latham, "Brief sketch of John Sharp" by Joe H. Sharp, Latham, "First mining law in Oregon" Lewiston, Idaho, May 31, 1896, "Captain Lawrence Hall" by Mrs. Lucy J. Bennett, Spokane Wash. Obituaries for Rev. Josiah L. Parrish by H. W. Scott, Editor Oregonian, "Reminiscences of the early settlement of the Willamette Valley" by P. V. Crawford and obituary for Mrs. Martha A. Noltner by Mrs. Belle J. Sellwood, Portland. The article "Women in pioneer times" by Mrs. Robert A. Miller is a good description of the horrors of the trail and what life was life for women and children. The article "Captain Lawrence Hall" by Mrs. Lucy J. Bennett(1832-1895) discusses the Meek cutoff. Top corner of front cover is chipped as it head and tail of spine. Binding is still tight and pages are very clean. 
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68 U.S. Land Grant (Manuscript Document) - Walla Walla County, Washington Territory, 1875
1875 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Manuscript Signed by Author(s)
Beige manuscript document signed by the secretary for President Grant and the Recorder for the General Land Office. A grant of 160 acres is made to Jonathan Kindall in Walla Walla County, Washington Territory. 15 3/4" x 10." Notation on the back of the certificate shows the document has been filed and recorded with the county (1879). Red seal in corner of document. Document, handwriting, and signatures are very clean and intact. 
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69 Wood Drill Works 30, 32, 34 and 36 Dale Avenue, Paterson, N.J., U.S.A Manufacturers of Rock Drills Mining Tunneling and Quarrying Machinery
Paterson, N.J. Wood Drill Works Soft cover Very Good Book 
No date, but circa 1908. Original black wrapper with gold lettering and illustration of drill on front cover. Some splitting at spine extremities. Illustrated with photos and drawings. Includes descriptions, specifications, etc. 28 pages, complete 
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70 World War I Broadside - "Send-Off Day"
Hayward, CA The Hayward Review 1918 No Binding Very Good Ephemera 
Original World War I broadside titled "Send-Off Day." Subtitle reads, "Sunday, June 23, Set Apart for Patriotic Demonstration with Parade, Union Services and Trench Luncheon at Laurel Grove. Whole Exemption District to Participate; The Chamber of Commerces Invites You and Your Friends." 9" x 17 7/8." Announcement is printed on newsprint. Very clean with slight chipping on the right edge and some browning. The broadside says the Hayward Chamber of Commerce and War Work Council made June 23, 1918 "Send-off Day" to pay tribute to the men soon to be deployed through the draft on June 25, 1918 for World War I. The names of the 223 men to be sent off are listed. 
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71 Wyoming Platte County Heritage
Wheatland, Wy Platte County Extension HOmemakers Council 1981 Hardcover Fine Book 
Original magenta cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. 8 1/2 X 11 1/4 inches. 534 pages. Table of contents include, historical background, communities and towns, churches, organizations, families and the land, schools, professionals and businesses, historical events, county officials, patents. Numerous black and white photographs throughout copy. A previous owner, Roberta McGarry of Friday Harbor, Wa wrote her name on the inside front cover in blue ink. Copy has a small rubbed spot on the upper edge of front cover, otherwise, copy is very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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72 (Hoover, Herbert) Sigma Xi Quarterly, Volume Xi (March 1927).
Sigma Xi. 1927 Soft cover Collectible-Fine Book 
Single issue for March 1927 containing the Annual Sigma Xi Lecture by Herbert C. Hoover "The Nation and Science", pages 13-19. This is the Convention Number of their official publication. Also contains minutes and proceedings of the 27th convention, in Memoriam and their newly elected Officers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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73 Abbot, Jacob New England and Her Institutions : By One of Her Sons.
Boston, Mass John Allen & Co. 1835 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
271 pages; boards with green cloth spine. Re-backed. Jacob Abbot (1803-1879) was an American writer of children's books and a teacher. A prolific writer, best known for his 'Rollo Books'. He taught at Amherst College, founded schools for Young Ladies and Young Boys in New York City. The volume contains chapters on: The Farmer; Ecclesiastical Organization; The Church; The Revival; Slavery; The Insurrection; Thanksgiving; College Life; Traveling; The Traveler's Home; The Irishman in New England; and a Conclusion. Very good clean copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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74 Abbot, Willis J. American Merchant Ships and Sailors
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1902 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book Brown, Ray 
Original illustrated blue cloth showing a sailing ship in the ocean on the front cover. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches. 372 pages. Copy has 58 black and white illustrations. The illustrator, Ray Brown has hand drawn a bookplate on the front paste down of this copy. The bookplate is for Agness Greene Foster and dated 1903. Foster is the author of "Admonitions." Top edges are gilt. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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75 Abbot, Willis J. The Naval History Of The United States
New York Peter Fenelon Collier, Publisher 1889 Hardcover Fine Book 
Original blue cloth with faded gilt lettering on spine. 6 3/4 X 9 1/2 inches. 2 volume set. Set is complete. Irregularly paginated. Volume I has 536 pages and 39 black and white illustrations. Volume II has pages 537-1042 and has 91 black and white photographs or illustrations. Head and tail are slightly bumped. A previous owner's impressed stamp is on the first page. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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76 Abbott, Charles C. Autograph letter signed: Charles C. Abbott
Trenton, New Jersey 1900 No Binding Very Good Manuscript Signed by Author(s)
3 pages. In black ink. 4 3/4 x 7 inches. Charles C. Abbott (b. 1843--d. 1919) was an American archeologist, naturalist and author who is known for his work in the Delaware River Valley. In this letter to another author (unnamed) Abbott suggests that the author, who is incorporating some of Abbott's work in a magazine article, use the title "A Delaware Valley Ramble." Abbott also tells his correspondent that he has written a novel that he would like to see published. 
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77 Abbott, Eleanor D. A Sketch of Barbara Fritchie, Whittier's Heroine. Including Points of Interest in Frederick, Maryland.
Frederick, Maryland Press of News-Post 1928 Soft cover Collectible-Good Book 
30 pages; illustrations; tan paper wrapper (6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inch). Inscribed by the author in ink on the title page. Wear to the wrapper along the edges, removed circular label (3/4 inch) from the cover. Includes John Whittier's poem "Barbara Fritchie" with a biography of the woman and a brief history of the community of Frederick, Maryland. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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78 Adams, Henry Letters to a Niece and Prayer to the Virgin of Chartres
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1920 First Edition Cloth Collectible-Very Good Book 
BAL 43. Also contains "With a Niece's Memories" by Mabel La Farge. Gilt lettering front cover and spine. Book plate front end paper. From the Preface: "The letters in this volume, begun from the South Seas, to a niece of fifteen, are offered in all humility, and in full realization that they probably have little literary value compared to Henry Adams's letters to contemporaries." "There is no attempt to offer a complete series of letters, but rather some are chosen to accompany or illustrate parts of the article 'A Niece's Memories', -- used here as an introductory sketch,." 
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79 Adams, John Quincy Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette : Delivered at the Request of Both Houses of the Congress of the United States, Before Them in the House of Representatives at Washington, on the 31st December, 1834
Washington, D.C. Gales and Seaton, Printers 1835 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
94 pages; unbound (5 3/8 x 9 1/2 inch) with title on the cover. John Quincy Adams, former President of the United States, gave this oration before Congress while a member. It is a biography of Lafayette, the French soldier who served during the Revolutionary War as Washington's Aide-de-camp and a account of his legacy. Very good clean copy. 
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80 Adams, John Quincy Speech [Suppressed by the Previous Question] of Mr. John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts, on the Removal of the Public Deposites, and Its Reasons
Printed by Gales and Seaton. 1834. Washington. 1834 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Wrappers; disbound. The speaker states the following: "The language of the law there is, that the deposites of the public moneys shall be MADE in the Bank of the United States and its branches, unless the Secretary of the Treasury shall direct and o rder OTHERWISE. Otherwise than what? Otherwise than that the deposites shall be MADE there. When the deposites have once been MADE there, his authority, as conferred by this section of the charter, ceases". Etc. 
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