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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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81 Anonymous A Brief History of First Cleveland Cavalry. Composed of Troops A and B 107th Regiment Cavalry, Ohio National Guard.
Cleveland, Ohio 1937 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Fine Book 
# 358 of 500 copies issued. 91 pages + 20 pages of photos, bound in black cloth with emblem on the front cover and title in gilt on the spine. Intended to supplement A. Mewett's 'A Brief History of Troop A' covering the years 1923-1937. Lists charter and active members along with the company constitution and photos of leading officers and the company's activities. Fine clean copy inside and out. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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82 Anonymous A Memoir of William Penn
Philadelphia Association of Friends for the Diffusion of Religious and Useful Knowledge 1858 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
From an introductory note: (This book) "has been reprinted almost entire the publication .entitled 'A Brief Memoir of William Penn' enlarged by copious selections from his letters and particulars respecting his treaties with the Indian tribes. These have been taken mainly from Enock Lewis' 'Life of William Penn' . and a publication entitled 'North American Indians and Friends' . The chapter respecting the calumnies of T.B. Macaulay has been prepared for this work from reliable and uncontroverted authorities." A two page appendix at the conclusion of the book is an 1857 speech by Sam Houston, then a United States Senator from Texas, about friendly relations with American Indians. 172 pages. Former owner's inscription on front end paper. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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83 Anonymous A Memorial of Charles Sumner.
Boston, Mass 1874 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
316 pages; frontportrait; green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Signed by the former owner on the front flyleaf. Published by the Legislature of the state of Massachusetts to celebrate the life of Senator Charles Sumner. Contains the following - Legislative Order; Report of the Committee; Death of Charles Sumner; Action of the Executive and Legislative Departments; The Obsequies; Commemorative Observances, Jun 9, 1874; Poem by John Greenleaf Whittier; Eulogy by George William Curtis, Jun 9, 1874; Eulogy by Carl Schurz, April 29, 1874; Oration by Robert B. Elliott, April 14, 1874; Sermon by Henry W. Foote, March 22, 1874; Tablet. See Blanck - Bibliography of American Literature, 9 #21920 for information on the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. Very good clean copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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84 Anonymous Abrege de La Revolution de L'Amerique Angloise, Depuis le Commencement de L'annee 1774 Jusq'au Premier Janvier 1778.
Cellot & Jombert. Paris. 1778. 1778 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Full contemporary leather. 1st edition. Howes D-528. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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85 Anonymous Acts and Laws. Securing the General Privileges, of &c. Acts and Laws Passed By the General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's English Colony of Connecticut in New-England in America. An Act for Securing the General Privileges of His Majesty's Subjects in the Colony
No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
circa.1750. Pages 1-10. May be pages printed individually for later binding, or, pages disbound from a larger work (7 1/4 x 11 1/2 inch). Chipping and tears to right margins. These "acts and laws" are listed in alphabetical order by subject: Abatement ., Age ., Civil Action, Adultery, Alarms, Arrests, Attorneys, & Auditors. Under "Adultery", punishment for the offense is described as follows: "whoever shall commit Adultery with a Married Woman or on Betrothed to another Man, both of them shall be severely Punished, by Whipping on the naked Body, and stigmatized or Burnt on the fore-head with the letter A on a hot Iron" . Interesting and very good clean copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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86 Anonymous Alfred Raymond
Privately Printed. (Circa 190l). Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Cloth. Untrimmed pages. This memorial contains the principal addresses, resolutions, etc., which pay tribute to Alfred Raymond; plus extracts of letters of sympathy received by his parents at the death of their son. Privately printed by the paren ts of Alfred Raymond. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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87 Anonymous Algunos Documentos Sobre El Tratado De Guadalupe y La Situacion De Mexico Durante La Invasion Americana. Prologo De Antonio De La Pena y Reyes.
Mexico City, Mexico Publicaciones De La Secretaria De Relaciones Exteriores. 1930 First Edition Soft cover Collectible-Fine Book 
"Archivo Historico Diplomatico Mexicano, Num. 31". xiii, 413 pages; index; paper wrapper with title on the cover. Collection of documents relating to Mexican-United States relations and the Treaty of Guadalupe. Minor pencil notes, otherwise a fine clean copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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88 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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89 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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90 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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91 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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92 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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93 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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94 Anonymous Call for Women Voters' Convention
No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Circa 1920. Single sheet of paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, some chipping on edges, 3 small tears. Also includes 3 x 5 inches membership card to the League of Women Voters. Typewritten flyer inviting members of suffrage organizations and women's clubs to attend the final annual convention of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Assoication and the first convention of the Tennessee Women Voters League on May 18 and 19 in Nashville. Probably 1920, since the League of Women Voters was established in February 1920 and the 19th Amendment of the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, was ratified in August 1920. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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95 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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96 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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97 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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98 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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99 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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100 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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