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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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61 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 
Price: 37.50 USD
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62 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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63 (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. 
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64 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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65 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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66 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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67 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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68 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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69 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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70 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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71 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. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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72 Adams, John Quincy The Wants of Man, A Poem
Imprint Society. Barre, Massachusetts. 1972. 1972 Cloth in Slip Case Collectible-Very Good Book 5 1/4 x 9 
No. 562 of 1000 copies. From the title page: "Written in 1840, first published in 1841, frequently reprinted, and now reissued with an Introduction by L. H. Butterfield." Gilt lettering book spine. Slip case decorated with illustration of Adams on front and rear; some smudges front cover. The Introduction notes that Adams "aspired to fame as a poet". Among his historical documents ."is a vast literary miscellany that includes verse composition books beginning in 1784, when he was sixteen or seventeen, and extending until his death in 1848, when he was approaching eighty-one". 
Price: 25.00 USD
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73 Addams, Jane A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil
New York The Macmillan Company 1912 First Edition Cloth Collectible-Very Good Book 
Gilt lettering front cover and spine. Gilt edged page tops. In the Preface the author notes that she wrote this material because of her own need "for a counter-knowledge to a bewildering mass of information which came to me through the Juvenile Protective Association of Chicago". Contents include: As Indicated by Recent Legal Enactments; As Indicated by the Moral Education and Legal Protection of Children; As Indicated by Philanthropic Rescue and Prevention; As Indicated by Increased Social Control; etc. 
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74 Ade, George The Old-Time Saloon : Not Wet - Not Dry, Just History.
New York, New York Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc. 1931 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
174 pages; illustrations; publisher's binding with dust jacket under mylar (top of spine chipped and repaired with slight loss of lettering). A light-hearted history of saloons in the United States, especially during Prohibition. Very good clean copy in the dust jacket. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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75 Akin, James The Journal of James Akin, Jr.
Fairfield, Washington Ye Galleon Press 1971 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original tan wrapper with dark blue lettering with green decorated boarder on front cover. 6 X 8 3/4 inches. 32 pages. This copy is No. 33 of 548 and is inscribed by the publisher, "To Tom Jessett, May 25, 1971, Glen Adams." Akin (1833-1880) recorded his journal when his family began their overland journey to Oregon in the spring on 1852. James Akin Jr was 19. Back cover has several small spots, however pages are very clean and complete. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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76 Alcott, Louisa May Transcendental Wild Oats and Excerpts from the Fruitlands Diary
Cambridge, Massachusetts The Harvard Common Press 1975 1st Edition Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book Fowke, J. Streeter 
Stapled, textured cardstock cover with illustration of The Old House at Fruitlands on front. 43 pages with 7 drawings of scenes at Fruitlands and reproductions of 8 diary pages. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist, best known for "Little Women". When she was a child, her father Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888), an educator and philosopher, attempted to establish a Utopian agrarian commune with Charles Lane in Harvard, Massachusetts called "Fruitlands". The commune only lasted 7 months. Years later, she wrote "Transcendental Wild Oats", a satire about her family's involvement at Fruitlands. Also included are some excerpts from the diary she kept as a child. 
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77 Alexander, Mrs. Mine Host's Daughter. A Story of Real Life.
New York, New York The Minerva Publishing Company 1892 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
"The Marco-Botsaris Series, No. 4". 285 pages; tan paper wrapper (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 inch). Very good copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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78 Andrew, John A. Original Carte-de-Visite Photograph - John A. Andrew
New York E. Anthony No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Circa 1864. B. 1818 -- D. 1867. American anti-slavery leader and Governor of Massachusetts 1860--66. A founder of the Free Soil Party. Original photograph published by E. Anthony from a negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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79 Andrews, Thomas F. Walt Whitman and Slavery : a Reconsideration of One Aspect of his Concept of the American Common Man
1966 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book Inscribed by Author(s)
Reprint of article originally published in CLA Journal, IX, No. 3, March, 1966. 8 pages stapled together. Inscription on front, "To Robert Greenwood and Newton Baird of the Talisman Press : With the best wishes of the author, Tom" Walt Whitman (1819-1892) is one of the most influential American poets in history. This article examines his attitudes towards slavery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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80 Anonymous "Tom Thumb Wedding Group".Original Photograph
No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Original carte de visite photograph. 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches. No photographer, place or date. Tom Thumb (real name Charles Sherwood Stratton) was an American drarf exhibited by the promoter P.T. Barnum. In 1863 he married Lavinia Warren (real name Mercy Lavinia Bump). The photograph, which dates from the time of the marriage, shows Mr. and Mrs. Thumb with the best man and bride's maid, standing facing the camera and wearing formal clothes. 
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