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Washington, D.C.: circa [1949]. [1949]. Very good Signed
Washington, D.C.: circa [1949].. [1949].. Very good. - An original black and white photograph measuring approximately 10 inches high by 13 inches wide depicting Harry S. Truman's Correspondence Secretary William D. Hassett, his Appointments Secretary Matthew J. Connelly and Press Secretary Charles G. Ross posing beneath a photograph of President Truman. Mounted, apparently with glue, into its original 20 inch high by 16 inch wide creamy buff mat, the photograph is signed on the mat under the portrait by President Harry S. Truman as well as by the three men William D. Hassett, Matthew J. Connelly, and Charles G. Ross. The photograph is additionally signed in pencil by the pioneering woman photographer Jackie Martin, the first official photographer for the WAACs and first female member of the White House News Photographers Association. The photograph is lightly wrinkled and the mat is very slightly soiled. An otherwise bold image with clear clean signatures in very good condition.

The first official photographer for the WAAC, America's first female army, Jackie Martin (1903-1969) first applied for membership in the White House News Photographers Association in 1929. It was not until she applied again in 1941 that she was accepted, becoming the first female member of the White House News Photographers Association in 1942. Having broken through this glass ceiling, the association would boast 5 female members by the end of 1945. An important figure in the early years of American journalism, she worked as the women's sports editor for the Washington Times from 1923 to 1926, and was the society editor for Underwood & Underwood in 1925 & 1926 where she learned her craft as a photographer. In 1926, she became a member of the combined photo staff for Hearst Papers, the Washington Times and Washington Herald. An amateur athlete, she was injured in the tryouts for the Olympic half-mile race. In addition to numerous prestigious newspaper positions, she was the unofficial press attache to the first woman minister to a foreign land, Ruth Bryan Owen. She established the photo department for the Chicago Sun's Washington Bureau and served as an expert consultant to the Secretary of War in 1942, becoming the first official photographer for the WAACs. In that same year, she became the first female member of the White House News Photographers Association. In 1944, she served as a War Correspondent in Italy and France, for which she received the War Department's Certificate of Merit and the Theater Ribbon for war correspondence. Stationed in Paris, she served as Chief of an 18-country photo operation for the Marshall Plan undertaken by the U.S. Foreign Service department. From 1955 to 1957, she planned and organized the world-wide display of Edward Steichen's "Family of Man" Exhibit in Washington, D.C. Jackie Martin authored several books throughout her career, including "Jackie in Movieland", "Frontier By Air", and "Brazil: Giant to the South" and left unpublished manuscripts for "The Nurses: World War II" and "Nurses in Action"/"Oh Medic!". 
Price: 450.00 USD

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102 (Mastronet, Inc.) AMERICANA: Premier Catalog Auction including Historical Sports Memorabilia. (October 2001 / Number One)
Oakbrook, IL: Mastronet, Inc., 2001. 2001. Fine 
Oakbrook, IL: Mastronet, Inc., 2001.. 2001.. Fine. - Quarto [10-7/8 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. 325 & [1] pages. Profuse color illustrations. Near fine.

Catalog for an auction taking place on October 25 and 26, 2001.

911 items are catalogued with minimum bids listed. The first item is the Montgomery public bus in which Rosa Parks rode when she refused to sit in the back of the bus. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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New York: Jonathan Leavitt and G. & C. & H. Carvile, 1831. 1831. Fair 
New York: Jonathan Leavitt and G. & C. & H. Carvile, 1831.. 1831.. Fair. - Tall octavo, original tan paper covered boards backed with a tan cloth spine with a printed paper label mounted on the spine. The covers are rubbed and soiled with some of the paper covering removed from the front board. The cloth is split along the lower portion of the front joint and the head & tail of the spine are chipped. The label is also chipped. 286 pages plus an errata leaf. The contents are stained and foxed throughout. A fair partly unopened copy.

First edition of this journal from the committee which invited literary and scientific men of the country to "confer on the general interests of letters and liberal education, and to interchange opinions on these most interesting topics...." [Excerpted from the Preface].

The committee consisting of J.M. Mathews, J.M. Wainwright, Albert Gallatin, and John Delafield, gathered toghether a group of academics, politicians, scientists, and others to confer on the subject of education.

Among those in attendence were: President Bates of Middlebury College, VT; President Marsh of the University of VT; President Mason of Geneva College, NY; President Cushing of Prince Edward College, VA; Hon. E. Livingston of New Orleans; Hon. C.C. Cambreleng, member of Congress; Hon. S.R. Betts, Judge of the District Court of the United States; Chancellor Jones, New York; Professor Adrain of the University of Pennsylvania; Professor Dewey of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Professor Hodge of Princeton, New Jersey; Nathaniel Chauncey of Philadelphia; Jared Sparks of Boston; Rev. W.C. Woodbridge of Hartford; Don S. Gener of Spain, Dr. J.e. Dekay and Abm. Halsey, Delegates from the New York Lyceum; Col. Trumbull, President of the American Academy of Fine Arts; Lieut. Drum & Lieut. Mitchell, Delegates from West Point; Hon. G.C. Verplanck, Member of Congress; and many, many more. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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104 (Monroe, James) THE CONTRAST; OR THE TWO SPEECHES. "Look here, upon this Picture". The One Delivered to the Representatives of the United States of America, On December 2d, 1817; "And on this". The Other Delivered to the Boroughmongers of Great Britain and Ireland, On Tuesday January 27th, 1818
London: Printed and Published by R. Carlile, [1818]. [1818]. Good 
London: Printed and Published by R. Carlile, [1818].. [1818].. Good. - Octavo, softcovers, printed self-wraps, removed. 16 pages. The top front corner of the pages are slightly dampstained. There are a couple of small chips to the edges of the title page and the last page, as well as a tiny tear to the inner edge of the last leaf. A few words on the last 3 pages are underlined in ink. Good.

First edition.

A one-page introduction by the publisher, Richard Carlile (1790-1843) precedes President James Monroe's speech to Congress. Monroe's speech is followed by a 2-page speech by the Lord Commissioners.

"Nothing can offer a stronger proof, that the misery and distress which has entailed on the inhabitants of those Kingdoms, originates in the defect of the representation, (or rather the misrepresentation and mockery of the reality;) then [sic] by perusing and comparing the following speeches, considered as issuing from the Chief Magistrate of each Nation; in the one, where the People are fully and fairly, represented we find its Chief Magistrate exulting and congratulating every individual in the state on its flourishing condition, and at the same time acknowledging that all just power and control emanates from the great body of the People;-- in the other we find nothing but dark and ambiguous meanings, complaints of the disaffection of a People...." -- Excerpted from the publisher's note "To the Reader". First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD

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105 (Morgan, Edmund S.) THE MIRROR OF THE INDIAN: An Exhibition of Books and Other Source Materials by Spanish, French, and English Historians and Colonists of North America from the 16th Throughout the 18th Century. With an Address "The American Indian: Incorrigible Individualist" by Edmund S. Morgan
Providence, RI: John Carter Brown Library, 1958. 1958. Very good 
Providence, RI: John Carter Brown Library, 1958.. 1958.. Very good. - Octavo, printed wraps. Very lightly soiled & bumped. 57 pp. 4 full-page B&W illustratons. Very good.

First edition.

Printed by John Anderson at The Pickering Press. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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106 (Morgan, John Hill; et al) LOAN EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS OF THE SIGNERS AND DEPUTIES TO THE CONVENTION OF 1787 AND SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE / Including Their Families and Associates / In Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, City of Washington / November 27, 1937 to February 1, 1938. Assembled By The United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission. (Catalog)
Washington, DC: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1937. 1937. Very good 
Washington, DC: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1937.. 1937.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed with some very light soiling. There are pencil & red pencil notations on the top edge of the front wrap. 173 & [3] pages. Full- page black-and-white illustrations. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Very good.

230 items are catalogued. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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PAPERS RELATING TO THE PALATINES AND TO THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF NEWBURGH, ORANGE COUNTY., (Morrell, Samuel; Colden, Alexander; Southwell, Edward; Kocherthal, Joshua; and others).
107 (Morrell, Samuel; Colden, Alexander; Southwell, Edward; Kocherthal, Joshua; and others). PAPERS RELATING TO THE PALATINES AND TO THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF NEWBURGH, ORANGE COUNTY.
Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., [1850]. [1850]. Good 
- Quarto, 11-1/2 inches high by 9 inches wide. Softcover, bound in plain white wrappers with the title penned in black on the front cover. The covers are soiled and creased along the edges and corners with some chipping to the front edges and spine. 38 pages consisting of the title and pages [327] through 364. The pages are darkened along the edges, with some scattered foxing throughout.

Extracted from "The Documentary History of the State of New York: Arranged Under Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State" Volume 3, Number 9.

Papers relating to the settlement of Palatine Germans in the Newburgh region of New York State. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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108 (Munsell, Joel). Holmes, Edwin A SERMON, OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH OF THE REV. PETER S. WYNKOOP, Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church of Bloomingrove, Who Died at Hudson, Nov. 1, 1848, Preached in the Reformed Dutch Church of Hudson, November 3, 1848. By Edwin Holmes, Pastor of Reformed Dutch Church of Nassau
Albany, [NY]: Printed by Joel Munsell, 1849. 1849. Good 
Albany, [NY]: Printed by Joel Munsell, 1849.. 1849.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light tan wrappers. The wraps are soiled & lightly bumped with a few small stains & the bottom corner of the front wrap is creased. The spine is chipped with pieces out of the head & tail & the upper & lower sections of the wraps are detached. 31 pages. The contents are clean & bright. Good.

First edition. According to the Munsell bibliography, only 200 copies were printed.

The signature "Robt. McClellan" appears along the top edge of the front wrap. This is probably Robert McClellan [1806-1860], a U.S. Representative from New York, who was born in Livingston, N.Y. He was elected to the Twenty-Fifth Congress [1837- 1839] and to the Twenty-Seventh Congress [1841-1843] as a Democrat.

Rare Munsell printing. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1964. 1964. Good 
Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1964.. 1964.. Good. - Small folio, black cloth tape backed printed blue wraps (soiled with small stains; creases to rear wrap) with vignette of eagle in black on front wrap. 58 pp. (top page corners lightly creased) printed on one side only. Good.

Library's compliment slip with inscription laid in.

Among the areas included are early imprints, newspapers, publications on American Indians, economics, geography, history, Civil War monographs, literature, law, philosophy and religion. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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110 (New Hampshire Association) EXTRACTS FROM THE MINUTES OF THE GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE / Assembled at Lime. September 6, 1825
Concord [NH]: Printed by Shepard and Bannister, 1825. 1825. Fair 
Concord [NH]: Printed by Shepard and Bannister, 1825.. 1825.. Fair. - Octavo, printed cream self-wraps. 11 pages plus 1 blank. The leaves are detached with their front & bottom edges chipped with several short tears. There are areas of light staining to the inner edges of the pages with light staining to the bottom edges of some pages. The title & the last page are soiled & a bit darkened. Fair working copy.

The Minutes include a three-page report, "The State of Religion", lamenting that few churches have been added and that a number are without pastors.

Rare. Worldcat locates only one copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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[Albany, NY]: New-York State Temperance Society, circa [1830]. [1830]. Good 
[Albany, NY]: New-York State Temperance Society, circa [1830].. [1830].. Good. - Quarto, 9-7/8 inches high by 8 inches wide. Softcover self-wraps. 3 pages with the banner title printed at the head of the first page. The pages are toned and slightly creased along the corners. The edges are darkened and foxed. Good.

The text following the banner title reads: "Fellow citizens, We want your aid in a great work. Not your money nor your time, nor the sacrifice of any real interest. We want your names with the pledge and the influence which is attached to them...." Stated on page three is the declaration that "It is proposed to place a copy of this circular in the hands of every family in the state...." In conclusion, the circular closes with a "Pledge" with blank spaces for the town and county followed by substantial space for signatures.

The publication date is derived from internal evidence. The circular lists statistics from the city of Albany which match state records for that date. Examples include "... there are in the city 415 licences granted to taverns and groceries....", and so on.

Price: 150.00 USD

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112 (New-England Genealogical Society) THE NEW-ENGLAND HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER. SUPPLEMENT TO APRIL NUMBER, 1904. Proceedings of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society at the Annual Meeting, 13 January, 1904, with Memoirs of Deceased Members, 1903
Boston: Published by the Society, 1904. 1904. Good 
Boston: Published by the Society, 1904.. 1904.. Good. - Octavo, softcovers bound in printed gray paper wraps. The covers are soiled and chipped along the edges with a small piece out from the top left corner of the front cover. Pieces are chipped from the head and tail of the spine and a small piece is out from the inner edge of the nearly detached rear cover. 114 deckle-edged pages, numbered [i] to cxiv. The overlapping edges of a few leaves are vey slightly chipped. An internally very good unopened copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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113 (Nixon, Richard M.; Haldeman, H. R.; Dean, John) TRANSCRIPTS OF EIGHT RECORDED PRESIDENTIAL CONVERSATIONS. Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress,Second Session. Pursuant to H. Res. 803: A Resolution Authorizing and Directing the Committee on the Judiciary to Investigate Whether Sufficient Grounds Exist for the House of Representatives to Exercise its Constitutional Power to Impeach Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States of America. May-June 1974
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974. 1974. Fine 
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974.. 1974.. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are slightly faded along the spine & there is a light crease to the bottom corner of the rear wrap. v & 218 pages. Near fine.

These transcripts record 8 conversations between President Nixon and John Dean between September 1972 and April 1973. H. R. Haldeman was sometimes included. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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114 (O'Connor, Basil). Mark, Julius; Spellman, Francis, Cardinal; Peale, Norman Vincent UNDERSTANDING. Not tolerance, but understanding / By Julius Marks, D.D., LL.D., Senior Rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York. Bigotry is Un-American / By His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York. Understanding...a source of strength / By Norman Vincent Peale, D.D., LL.D., Minister, Marble Collegiate Church, New York City
New York: Privately printed by Kurt H. Volk, Inc., (1954). (1954). Fine 
New York: Privately printed by Kurt H. Volk, Inc., (1954).. (1954).. Fine. - Octavo, blue marbled boards backed with black morocco, titled & decorated in gilt on the spine. The top edge is gilt & the endpapers are marbled. The slipcase is lacking. The head & tail of the spine are lightly rubbed. Half-title & 51 pages. There is some light foxing to the prelims, else near fine.

Limited edition of 1,000 copies.

From the library of Basil O'Connor with his bookplate on the front pastedown and with the library stamp of his second wife, Hazel Royall, on the verso of the front endpaper.

Basil O'Connor [1892-1972] was an American lawyer. In 1919, he founded his own law firm in New York City, where he met Franklin D. Roosevelt in the early 1920s and became his legal advisor. Roosevelt, who contracted polio in 1921, partnered with O'Connor to found the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation. O'Connor succeeded Roosevelt as President of the Foundation in 1928. Ten years later the two men cofounded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which notably initiated an entirely new way of raising money with its radio campaign called "The March of Dimes". O'Connor's second wife, Hazel Royall, was a therapist at Warm Springs. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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115 (O'Connor, Michael Patrick; 1831-1881). O'Connor, Mary Doline THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF M. P. O'CONNOR. Written and Edited by His Daughter Mary Doline O'Connor
New York: Dempsey & Carroll, 1893. 1893. Good 
New York: Dempsey & Carroll, 1893.. 1893.. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine with decorative frames in blind on both covers. The binding is bumped with some heavy rubbing to the spine & extremities. There is a small piece out of the spine near the head. xi & 561 pages. There is a pencil signature dated 1894 on the blank following the flyleaf. The fore-edge is foxed & there is occasional foxing & soiling elsewhere in the book. Several bottom page corners are creased. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece. Good.

First edition.

O'Connor was a member of the South Carolina state house of representatives 1858-1866; he was a Congressman from South Carolina 1879- 1881. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD

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THE HOLLAND TUNNEL: TOLL RATES / TRAFFIC REGULATIONS / DESCRIPTION OF TUNNEL. (Effective November 13, 1927)., (Office of the Superintendent).
116 (Office of the Superintendent). THE HOLLAND TUNNEL: TOLL RATES / TRAFFIC REGULATIONS / DESCRIPTION OF TUNNEL. (Effective November 13, 1927).
New York City: Office of the Superintendent, (1927). (1927). Very good 
- Octavo, 7-1/4 inches high by 3-3/4 inches wide softcover. A four-fold brochure consisting of 8 pages printed on both sides of a folded 7-1/4 inch high by 15 inch wide folded sheet. A color illustration decorating the cover page depicts two vignette cross sections of the tunnel with vehicles and locations of the air ducts. A panel is illustrated with a color plan of the the tunnel from a bird's eye view as well as in profile. On the verso are the oval vignettes of the seals of the New York State Bridge and Tunnel Commission and of the New Jersey Interstate Bridge and Tunnel Commission, with the names of the relevant officials listed below each seal. Included within are rules and regulations, including special permits required by certain class of vehicles and trucks, "Regulations for Drivers and Owners of Vehicles", information on the tunnel's construction and statistics. The edges of the front and rear panels are darkened. There are some minor creases. The front panel is slightly soiled with a small chip out from the top edge and impressions of some penciled annotations which have since been erased. Very good.

The tunnel opened to regular traffic at midnight on November 13th, 1927. Although the cross-sectional views on the cover page include a depiction of a pedestrian on a walkway, the brochure states that "For the present, pedestrians will not be admitted to the tunnel". 
Price: 75.00 USD

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117 (Orpheus Club). (Reeve, George F.) ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER OF THE ORPHEUS CLUB OF NEWARK, N.J. At Achtel_Stetter's, Tuesday Evening, June 13, 1916. President Mr. George F. Reeve
(Newark, N.J.: The Orpheus Club), 1916. 1916. Good Signed
(Newark, N.J.: The Orpheus Club), 1916.. 1916.. Good. PRESENTATION COPY TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE CLUB SIGNED BY THE OFFICERS WITH 4 PAGES SIGNED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE GLEE CLUB - Octavo, 9-1/8 inches high by 6 inches wide. Leather-bound hardcover. Bound in a presentation binding of dark brown morocco titled "Orpheus Club / Newark, N.J." in gilt on the front cover and with George F. Reeve's name stamped in gilt at the bottom of the front cover. The spine has perished and is thus lacking. The edges of the covers are rubbed and scuffed. 11 unnumbered pages plus marbled endpapers and blanks. Includes the menu for the evening with the various courses listed between the entertainment which includes the Club Song, a quartette, the business meeting, a light fantasy followed by speeches and yet another quartette (this latter one being Humpty Dumpty by Parks), and so on. The program is followed by a page signed by 8 of the Club's officers and 4 additional pages autographed by the members of the glee club. Good.

A presentation leaf preceding the title page reads thus: "Presented to our President, Mr. George F. Reeve, as expressive of the appreciation we cherish for him, the value we place upon his continuing interest and the good cheer he bestows upon us as host and counsellor".

The Orpheus Club was born in 1888 when a group of 36 men met at the home of Samuel A. Ward to enjoy the mutual pleasure which they took in group singing. Samuel Ward, who hosted this first gathering, was the composer of the music to "America, The Beautiful". The group met weekly and, starting in 1889, offered 2 public concerts a year. The tradition has continued to this day. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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Washington: Government Printing Office, 1890. 1890. Very good 
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1890.. 1890.. Very good. - Quarto, 11-3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide. Deep burgundy cloth titled in gilt on the spines. The covers are bumped and rubbed with occasional small stains. There is a tiny split to the cloth at the top of the front joint of the first volume. The volumes are respectively paginated [1]-554; 555-1203; 1-343; and 1-375. Very good.

The complete report of the first Pan-American conference which brought together delegates from the U.S.A. with those from the countries of South and Central America, with much detail about the historical efforts which were undertaken throughout the 19th century to bring these many countries to the same table.

Volume 3 contains a report on the travel of the delegates in the United States. 
Price: 85.00 USD

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119 (Parke-Bernet Galleries) BIBLIOTHECA PHILLIPPICA. New Series: Fifth Part. AMERICANA. (Catalogue)
NY: Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., 1969. 1969. Good 
NY: Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., 1969.. 1969.. Good. - Octavo, gray-green boards (rubbed; rear joint worn; owner's name on front cover) titled in black with device in black on front board. 164 pp. Illustrated, with a foldout color frontispiece. Very good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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120 (Peabody, George). Hanaford, Phebe A THE LIFE OF GEORGE PEABODY; Containing a Record of Those Princely Acts of Benevolence Which Entitle Him to the Esteem and Gratitude of All Friends of Education and the Destitute, Both in America, the Land of His Birth and in England, the Place of His Death. With an Introduction by Dr. Joseph A. Hanaford
Boston: B. B. Russell, (1870). (1870). Good 
Boston: B. B. Russell, (1870).. (1870).. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt with a vignette in gilt on the spine. The binding is rubbed, bumped & lightly spotted with 2 tiny holes in the cloth of the rear cover. 308 pages plus 4-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated with 5 black-and-white plates, including a portrait frontispiece with a tissue guard. There is some light staining & foxing to the prelims with offsetting from the frontispiece to the title. There is an owner's name & notation on the flyleaf & endpaper. The fore-edge is slightly foxed. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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