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SOUVENIR ANNAPOLIS VALLEY N.S. [NOVA SCOTIA]
1 SOUVENIR ANNAPOLIS VALLEY N.S. [NOVA SCOTIA]
Produced in Germany for the Novelty Mfg. & Art Co. Ltd. of Montreal, [no date listed]. [no date listed]. Very good 
Produced in Germany for the Novelty Mfg. & Art Co. Ltd. of Montreal, [no date listed].. [no date listed].. Very good. 33 INCH LONG FOLDOUT WITH 18 COLORED PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF THE ANNAPOLIS VALLEY IN NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA - 18 photographic views of the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, Canada, each measuring 1-3/4 inches in height by 3- 1/2 inches in width, printed in color on a 33 inch long sheet of card stock. The cards fold into a 2-1/4 inch high by 3-3/4 inch wide red folding sleeve titled in gilt on the cover. In very good condition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 (Adams, Henry). (Thompson, Jerry L.). Kirstein, Lincoln MEMORIAL TO A MARRIAGE: An Album on the Saint-Gaudens Memorial in Rock Creek Cemetery / Commissioned by Henry Adams in Honor of His Wife, Marian Hooper Adams. Essay by Lincoln Kirstein. Photograph Album by Jerry L. Thompson. Additional photographs by Marian Hooper-Adams
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (1989). (1989). 0810936003 / 9780810936003 Very good 
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (1989).. (1989).. Very good. - Quarto [12-1/4 inches high by 9 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. There is a light stain to the bottom edge of the front cover. There are a few tiny stains to the front panel of the dust jacket & its top edge is slightly creased. 91 & [4] pages plus colophon. Full-page color illustrations & plates, including a folding plate, and textual illustrations in black & white. There is a small crease to the top corner of the folding plate, else the contents are fine. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
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3 (Adams, John). Smith, Page JOHN ADAMS. Volume I: 1735-1784. Volume II: 1784-1826. (2 volumes)
Garden City, NY: Doubleday Company, Inc., 1962. 1962. Very good 
Garden City, NY: Doubleday Company, Inc., 1962.. 1962.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in dust wrappers. The volumes are housed in a blue paper covered slipcase with a pictorial label on the front panel & a printed label on the rear panel. There is some very light spotting to the front cover of Vol. I. There are a few tiny stains to the panels of the Vol. I dust jacket and its spine & the edges of the its rear panel are darkened. The front panel & spine of the Vol. II dust jacket are darkened. The top edge of the slipcase is faded & there are a few small stains to the panels & labels. viii, pages [1]-599 & xx pages [index]; and [v] & pages [600]- 1170. Full-page black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

First edition.

Winner of the Kenneth Roberts Memorial Award. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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4 (Agnew, Spiro). Lucas, Jim G AGNEW: PROFILE IN CONFLICT
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1970). (1970). Very good 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1970).. (1970).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. There are a few tiny stains to the rear cover & the dust wrapper is very lightly soiled. 160 pages. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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5 (Agnew, Sprio) 2 VINTAGE BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS DEPICTING VICE PRESIDENT AGNEW SHAKING HANDS WITH OFFICIALS UPON HIS ARRIVAL BY PLANE IN GUAM
1973. 1973. Very good 
1973.. 1973.. Very good. - sc The Vice President visited Guam in 1973, so identified on the verso. Each photograph is 8 inches high by 10 inches wide. The image depicts embattled Vice President Spiro Agnew shaking hands with a short line of dignitaries on the runway after debarking from Air Force Two. Agnew resigned shortly thereafter while under investigation for tax fraud. President Nixon later resigned under the threat of impeachment over the Watergate break-in. The top left corner of one photo is very slightly creased. Else, fine. 
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6 (American Tract Society) THE CHRISTIAN ALMANACK, For the year of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 1825. No. V. Vol. I
Boston: Lincoln & Edmands for the American Tract Society, [1824]. [1824]. Good 
Boston: Lincoln & Edmands for the American Tract Society, [1824].. [1824].. Good. - Small octavo, softccover bound in pictorial cream self-wraps, with a woodcut of a man preaching to Native Americans by Abel Brown on the front cover. The cover is darkened, soiled & stained with the corners chipped. An owner's name is penned down the right margin of the cover & an additional notation is blacked out in ink. 48 pages. Illustrated with tables. The almanac is shaken with soiling & light staining to the pages. Good only. 
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7 (Anderson, James H.; Hinsdale, B.A.; et al) OHIO ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL QUARTERLY. Vol. VI (Nos. 1-3 & Thirteenth Annual Report for 1897-98)
Columbus, OH: Press of J. L. Trauger, 1898. 1898. Good 
Columbus, OH: Press of J. L. Trauger, 1898.. 1898.. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt on spine. The binding is lightly rubbed & the covers are bumped. xiii, [ii] & 441 & xxiii pp. The hinges are cracked; there is an owner's ink name on the front endpaper; there are a few pencil markings & the page edges are slightly darkened. Color & B&W frontispieces & B&W plates. Good.

Among the contents are articles on the Ohio Indians, the history of popular education on the Western Reserve, the centennial of Jefferson county with a long piece on the pioneers of Jefferson County, and three articles on Edwin M. Stanton. Dust jacket present. 
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8 (Anonymous) A SUPERB CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIC CUT OUT OF THE NEW YORK ELEVATED RAILROAD TRAIN ON RAILS OVER THE STREETS OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Circa [1890]. [1890]. Very good 
Circa [1890].. [1890].. Very good. - sc The 7 inch high by 9 inch wide brightly colored image is cut out from an unknown original source, possibly a promotional hand-out, and mounted onto corrugated board. A few tears within the image are thus reinforced by the mount. A small piece is out from the front of the engine. The superb image depicts the elevated over a busy City street, where pedestrians stroll next to horsedrawn carriages and the horsedrawn Harlem 4th Ave R.R.C. trolley. Attractively framed under glass. 
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9 (Anonymous) CATALOGUE OF THE MONROE, WAKEMAN, AND HOLMAN COLLECTION OF THE PEQUOT LIBRARY SOUTHPORT, CONNECTICUT DEPOSITED IN THE YALE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
New Haven, CT: Yale University Library, 1960. 1960. Very good 
New Haven, CT: Yale University Library, 1960.. 1960.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth titled in gilt. Slightly dusty. 522 pages. Illustrated with black & white facsimiles. Near fine.

First editon. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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10 (Anonymous) CLASS A HOTELS: POINTS ABOUT RICHMOND AND NEW YORK / NEW YORK - THE HUB CITY OF THE WORLD. Presented by Hotel Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
New York: Hotel Booklet Company, (1912). (1912). Very good 
New York: Hotel Booklet Company, (1912).. (1912).. Very good. - Octavo, 7-1/4 inches high by 2-3/4 inches wide. Softcovers bound in white wraps illustrated and decorated in red and black. The top corner of the rear cover is creased. 40 pages, with photographic illustrations and a folding map of the united States and lower Canada depicting quality hotels throughout the US and Montreal. Very good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 (Anonymous) HISTORY OF THE FIRST REFORMED PROTESTANT DUTCH CHURCH OF BREUCKELEN, NOW KNOWN AS THE FIRST REFORMED CHURCH OF BROOKLYN, 1654-1896
Compiled by Order of the Consistory, 1896. 1896. Fair 
Compiled by Order of the Consistory, 1896.. 1896.. Fair. - Quarto, 11-3/4 inches high by 9-1/2 inches high. Pebbled burgundy cloth titled & decorated in gilt on the front cover. The covers are rubbed and faded along the edges and the spine. The corners and head and tail of the spine are worn with some chipping and pieces of cloth out from the spine. A numbered label is affixed to the bottom of the front cover. 93 & [1] pages, with profuse illustrations throughout, including 12 full-page plates. Ex-library, withdrawn by the Minnesota Historical Scoiety with their canceled bookplate on the front pastedown. Cracked at page 41, the binding is ligthly shaken with a couple of pulled signatures. A complete copy of this SCARCE book. 
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12 (Anonymous) ORIGINAL NINETEENTH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW OF BOSTON
[Boston, MA]: circa [1885]. [1885]. Very good 
[Boston, MA]: circa [1885].. [1885].. Very good. - sc Original oval, sepia-toned photograph, 5-1/4 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide, mounted on a sheet of cream card stock, 7-1/4 inches high by 10-5/8 inches wide, with the title "View of Boston" penned below the image. The edges of the mount are slightly darkened & there is a strip of cloth tape along the top edge of the verso of the mount. There is a small piece chipped from a corner of the mount. Very good.

An oval sepia- toned panoramic cityscape of Boston as viewed from across the Bay. Domes and towers can be seen on the distant hills with residences and other buildings in the forefront across the harbor. A portion of a quay or bridge extends out into the water at left. 
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13 (Anonymous) ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF CRADDOCK HOUSE, MEDFORD, MASS
Circa [1880]. [1880]. Very good 
Circa [1880].. [1880].. Very good. - sc Small oblong quarto. The sepia-toned photograph of the house, 4 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide, is mounted on a sheet of cream stock 7- 1/4 inches high by 10-5/8 inches wide. The edges of the mount are slightly darkened with 3 small, light stains to its lower edge & some tiny glue stains immediately above & to the right of the photograph. Very good.

The handsome three-story brick house was built in 1634 and is believed to be the oldest building in New England still retaining its original form. 
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14 (Anonymous) THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE III 1760-1820 / Celebrated in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1960 / With A Prospectus of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1960-1983. / Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
(Richmond, VA: The William Byrd Press, Inc.), (1960). (1960). Very good 
(Richmond, VA: The William Byrd Press, Inc.), (1960).. (1960).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed red wraps & sewn with brown cord. The extremities are faded & the wraps are lightly bumped with some rippling to the bottom edge of the rear wrap. [13] pages plus colophon. Very good.

Limited edition, designed and produced by the William Byrd Press as a keepsake for the Institute of Early American History and Culture and friends of the press. 
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15 (Anonymous) WOOD ENGRAVING OF A SLEIGHING SCENE ON BOSTON NECK
[Boston, MA]: circa [1855]. [1855]. Very good 
[Boston, MA]: circa [1855].. [1855].. Very good. - sc Wood engraving, approximately 5-3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide, mounted on a sheet of cream stock, 7 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide. The bottom edge of the mount is cut slightly crookedly & there is a tiny stain to its top margin. Very good.

Titled "Sleighing Scene on Boston Neck", the engraving depicts gentlemen riding horse-drawn sleighs down a broad street lined with handsome buildings and leafless trees, watched by a crowd bundled up in overcoats, cloaks, bonnets and tall hats. An excited dog races down the middle of the street to keep up with the sleighs. 
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16 (Astor, John Jacobs). Gebhard, Elizabeth L THE LIFE AND VENTURES OF THE ORIGINAL JOHN JACOB ASTOR
Hudson, NY: Bryan Printing Company, 1915. 1915. Very good 
Hudson, NY: Bryan Printing Company, 1915.. 1915.. Very good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt with vignettes in gilt on the front cover & spine. The corners of the covers are lightly rubbed & there is a tiny chip to the cloth of the front cover. xix & 321 pages. Illustrated with 15 black-and-white plates, including a portrait frontispiece. There is occasional light foxing & soiling, including to the fore-edge & top edge. Very good.

First edition.

A biography of pioneer businessman, fur trader and developer of Manhattan John Jacob Astor. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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17 (Ayer, Edward E.) NARRATIVES OF CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA: A List of Books and Manuscripts on This Subject in the Edward E. Ayer Collection of the Newberry Library. Together with a Supplement by Clara A. Smith
NY: Maurizio Martino, n.d. [circa 1991]. n.d. [circa 1991]. Fine 
NY: Maurizio Martino, n.d. [circa 1991].. n.d. [circa 1991].. Fine. - Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt. 120 & 49 pp. Near fine.

Reprint, limited to 300 copies, of the original 1912 edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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[REPORT ON JOSEPH BALESTIER'S MISSION TO SIAM]: MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, calling for information in relation to the mission of Mr. Balestier, late United States consul at Singapore, to Eastern Asia. (32d Congress. 1st Session. Ex. Doc. No. 38)., (Balestier, Joseph; Voorhees, P.F.; Fillmore, Millard; Webster, Daniel).
18 (Balestier, Joseph; Voorhees, P.F.; Fillmore, Millard; Webster, Daniel). [REPORT ON JOSEPH BALESTIER'S MISSION TO SIAM]: MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, calling for information in relation to the mission of Mr. Balestier, late United States consul at Singapore, to Eastern Asia. (32d Congress. 1st Session. Ex. Doc. No. 38).
Washington, D.C., 1852. 1852. Good Signed
Washington, D.C., 1852.. 1852.. Good. - Octavo, 9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/8 inches wide. Softcover, unbound printed self-wraps consisting of 4 gatherings attached with a single stitch. 125 deckle-edged pages. The edges of the title page are soiled and darkened with a tear and chips to the top edge. The overlapping edges of several pages are chipped. Page 19 is tightly trimmed with minor loss to the text along the bottom edge and there is a tear to the bottom edge of another page. Good.

President Millard Fillmore's report to Congress on the American mission sent to Bangkok, led by former American Consul to Singapore Joseph Balestier, in an effort to secure treaty arrangements to open trade with Siam. The report includes Balestier's correspondence and letters from 1849 through 1851 addressed to various American and Thai officials, including the U.S. Secretary of State, the Sultan of Bruni, the Siamese Commissioner of Naval Forces, U.S. Naval Commander P. F. Voorhees, and others. The correspondence often originates from aboard the U.S. Flagship Plymouth or from various Asian embassies.

Although the first American ship reached Bangkok in 1821 and a Treaty of Amity and Commerce was signed between the U.S. and Siam in 1833, only 2 American vessels had traveled to Siam to trade between 1828 and 1836, and none from 1838 through 1850. In 1850, both the American and British governments sent missions to Bangkok seeking to negotiate new treaties. The American mission was led by Joseph Balestier, the former American Consul to Singapore.

In the 1830's Joseph Balestier was one of the first men to own a 1,000-acre sugar cane plantation in Singapore. He was soon appointed Consul for the port of Rhiau and subsequently Singapore. He was a significant figure in Singapore and both a road and a district are named after him. In the latter part of the 1840's, business declined due to competition and lack of import privileges to the home market. Following the death of his wife, Paul Revere's daughter Maria Revere Balestier, he was forced to sell his entire property. He soon returned to Washington to convince Secretary of State Daniel Webster to send him on a diplomatic mission to South East Asia to negotiate treaties. However, the mission was beset by difficulties from the beginning. His relationship with Commodore P.F. Voorhees began badly and deteriorated as the voyage progressed. Balestier regularly communicated their disagreements to the Secretary of State, forwarding copies of his letters to Voorhees, thus aggravating the situation. Balestier blamed Voorhees for the failure of the mission, placing some of the blame on Voorhees' failure to send a military escort with him when he met with high-ranking officials. Voorhees had been loathe to endanger his men due to reports of a cholera epidemic. As the ship's tour was coming to an end and Vorhees and his crew were due back home, Balestier stayed on anticipating that a new American flagship would soon pick him up in Batavia. He spent six months waiting and, when word did reach him, it was to inform him that his mission had been terminated. The failure of the mission was not solely due to Balestier's disgreement with Voorhees. Not only was Siamese bureaucracy frustrating but, according to a letter produced by Voorhees, a Siamese admiral claimed that Balestier had been rude and insulting to his hosts. China's royal court had also refused to meet with him due to previous dealings with him in Singapore. Voorhees' version of events stirred up controversy in Washington and, on two occasions, the Senate asked to see Balestier's correspondence.

RARE. WorldCat locates only 5 copies. First Edition. 
Price: 500.00 USD

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19 (Beghin, F. X.; Burland, C. A.; Chretien, Pere J.; et al) JOURNAL DE LA SOCIETE DES AMERICANISTES. Nouvelle Serie--Tome XLVI. (Cover title)
Paris: Societe des Americanistes, 1957. 1957. Good 
Paris: Societe des Americanistes, 1957.. 1957.. Good. - Large octavo [11 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed pink wrappers. The spine & extremities are darkened. There is creasing to the wraps. The head of the spine is creased & chipped & there is a tear to the tail. Pages [45]-385, unopened. Illustrated in black & white with plates, textual illustrations & tables, and with a folding map. The text block is partially detached from the wrappers. Good.

A collection of anthropological essays on the native Americans of Peru, Mexico, Central America and Alaska. The volume also contains an extensive bibliography of books on subjects of interest to the Americanistes. The text is in the language of each contributor, i.e. French or English. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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20 (Benton, Thomas Hart). Huberman, Leo WE, THE PEOPLE: The Dream of America
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, (1947). (1947). Very good 
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, (1947).. (1947).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a color pictorial dust wrapper by Thomas Hart Benton. The head & tail of the spine are creased & slightly chipped. The dust jacket is slightly rubbed around the edges & very lightly chipped. xii & 372 pages. The striking pictorial color endpapers and the full-page and textual illustrations in black & white are by Thomas Hart Benton. Very good.

Book Find Club edition, revised and enlarged.

"The true, exciting, and sometimes tragic story of plain Americans--the people who cleared the land, turned the ground, built the factories, and struggled hard for existence and happiness. It is also the story of big business and the conflict between men and monopoly..." [From the dust wrapper copy]. This revised and enlarged edition adds a section on the years from 1932 to the time of publication, including consideration of Franklin D. Roosevelt's reforms. Thomas Hart Benton, an artist famous for his vision of American life, contributes the illustrations. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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