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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 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. 
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82 Alcott, Amos Bronson Signature on Card - Amos Bronson Alcott
No Binding Collectible-Fine Manuscript Signed by Author(s)
Signature on lined piece of paper by Amos Bronson Alcott in black ink. No date, circa 1830s-1870s. 4" x 2 1/2." Paper reads: "A. Bronson Alcott." Paper and signature are very clean and intact. Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888) was an American teacher, philosopher, writer, and reformer. Alcott was a supporter of abolition, women's voting rights, and transcendentalism. He also encouraged veganism and environmentally-conscious living. Alcott was known for introducing liberal, experimental teaching methods in the field of childhood education. His teaching style was considered controversial during his time (and even by some contemporary critics), but several principles implemented by Alcott are used to this day, such as "teaching by encouragement," learning through experience, art and music education, tolerance in schools, and early childhood education. Alcott married Abby May, and one of his daughters, Louisa May, later penned her famous semi-autobiographical novel, Little Women, in 1868. 
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83 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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84 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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85 Allen, Walter The Short Story in English (Original Typescript with Holograph Corrections)
No Binding Very Good Manuscript 
Original unbound typescript with holograph corrections in a gray paper folder. Typescript for The Short Story in English (1981). No date, circa 1970s. Folder measures 11 1/4" x 13 1/2." Typescript measures 8 1/4" x 11 3/4." 636 pages. Pages are very clean and intact overall. Slight chipping and minimal wear on first few pages. Walter Allen (1911-1995) was an English literary critic and novelist and was part of the Birmingham Group of authors. Although the Birmingham Group was characterized as proletarian in the 1930s, the Birmingham authors were known for their social mobility. In The Short Story in English, Allen examines the development of the short story in England and the U.S. from its first appearance in the late nineteenth century to the present. Extra postage charge. 
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86 Allen, Walter The Urgent West (Original Typescript with Holograph Corrections)
No Binding Very Good Manuscript 
Original unbound typescript with holograph corrections in a green paper folder. Typescript for The Urgent West (1969). No date, circa 1960s. 9" x 11 1/2." 323 pages. Most of the pages are clean and intact. Back pages numbered 147-196 have are browned with slight chipping on edges. Walter Allen (1911-1995) was an English literary critic and novelist and was part of the Birmingham Group of authors. Although the Birmingham Group was characterized as proletarian in the 1930s, the Birmingham authors were known for their social mobility. Allen's The Urgent West is a critique of the "American dream" as he relates the American novel to American history. In the first half of the book, Allen discusses material success and individualism throughout United States history, two characteristics often associated with the U.S. In the latter half of The Urgent West, Allen examines American literature and talks about notable authors' (such as Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Steinbeck) views of the American dream. Extra postage charge. 
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87 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. 
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88 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. 
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89 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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90 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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91 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. 
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92 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. 
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93 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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94 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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95 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. 
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96 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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97 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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98 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. 
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99 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. 
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100 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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