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121 (Pan-American Conference) INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN CONFERENCE. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND DISCUSSIONS THEREON. (4 volumes)
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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122 (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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123 (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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124 (Peabody, Rev. Andrew P.; Chairman, Membership Committee) ROLLS OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 1844-1891
Boston: Printed for the Society, 1892. 1892. Good 
Boston: Printed for the Society, 1892.. 1892.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The wraps are soiled with the front edges chipped & with small stains to the front wrap. The spine is soiled & stained with tears to & pieces out of the head & tail. xv & 155 pages, partially unopened. The front edges of some leaves are chipped & there is occasional soiling. There is staining to the inside front wrap with light offfsetting to the title page. Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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125 (Peirce, Bradford K; and Hale, Charles; Editors) DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS IN THE CONVENTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS HELD IN THE YEAR 1788, / And Which Finally Ratified the Constitution of the United States. Printed by Authority of Resolves of the Legislature, 1856
Boston: William White, Printer to the Commonwealth, 1856. 1856. Good 
Boston: William White, Printer to the Commonwealth, 1856.. 1856.. Good. - Octavo, rebound in brown cloth backed with brown calf & titled in gilt on the spine. The covers are lightly bumped & the spine is rubbed & somewhat faded. vii, [vi] & 442 pages. The lower end of the front endpaper is detached with a tiny tear to the bottom edge. The edges of the title & the last leaf are darkened. There is occasional minor foxing & a pencil marking or two. Good. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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126 (Pitseolak, Peter). Eber, Dorothy PEOPLE FROM OUR SIDE: A life story with photographs by Peter Pitseolak and oral biography by Dorothy Eber
Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig Publishers, (1975). (1975). 0888300891 / 9780888300898 Very good 
Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig Publishers, (1975).. (1975).. Very good. - Quarto [10-1/4 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial yellow wraps. The wraps are rubbed around the edges & there is some light soiling to the rear wrap. 159 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

Subtitled on the front wrap: "An Inuit record of Seekooseelak - the land of the people of Cape Dorset, Baffin Island. Peter Pitseolak's manuscript, from which the book quotes extensively, is translated by Ann Hanson. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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127 (Porter, Eliot). Powell, John Wesley DOWN THE COLORADO. John Wesley Powell: Diary of the First Trip Through the Grand Canyon
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1969. 1969. Very good 
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1969.. 1969.. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 14-1/4 inches high by 10-1/4 inches wide], light gray buckram in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The extremities of the binding are slightly darkened with some minor staining to the bottom edges of the covers. The dust jacket is rubbed with a vertical crease to the film surface of its rear panel. 168 pages. Color frontispiece & color photographic illustrations by Eliot Porter, and black-and-white photographic illustrations & drawings by members of Powell's expedition. The page edges are slightly darkened. Very good.

First edition.

The photographs and epilogue are by Eliot Porter. The foreword and notes are by Don D. Fowler. However, the main body of the text is Powell's diary. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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128 (Randall, E. O.; Taylor, Edward Livingston; Hunter, W. H.; Knabenshue, S. S.; et al) OHIO ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS. Volume XI. Including Index for Vols. I-XI inclusive
Columbus, OH: Fred J. Heer, 1903. 1903. Very good 
Columbus, OH: Fred J. Heer, 1903.. 1903.. Very good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The covers are lightly bumped with a small, light stain to the front cover. The spine & rear joint are spotted. vii, [vi] & 486 pages. There is a red stain to the fore-edge. There is an owner's ink name on the front endpaper. Black-and- white illustrations. Very good.

Volume XI includes the quarterlies of the Society previously published as numbers I and II for July and October 1902, and the supplement to Volume XI, which consists of an index to Volumes I to XI. Among the contents are "Monuments to Historical Indian Chiefs" by Edward Livingston Taylor, "The Mound Builders of Ohio" by S. S. Knabenshue, "First Battle of the American Revolution" by W. H. Hunter and "The Chilicothes" by R. W. McFarand. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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129 (Randolph, John). Adams, Henry JOHN RANDOLPH
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1887. 1887. Very good 
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1887.. 1887.. Very good. - Octavo, three quarters gilt-ruled black calf & black & blue marbled boards titled in gilt between raised bands on the spine. The top edge is gilt; marbled endpapers. The joints & the extremities of the binding are rubbed. vi & 313 pages. Very good.

Tenth edition. A title in the series "American Statesmen". 
Price: 50.00 USD

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130 (Redwells) THE AMERICAN FRONTIER from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Volume II: From Lewis and Clark through the Mexican War. (Catalog)
Newton, MA: The Rendells, Inc., 1981. 1981. Very good 
Newton, MA: The Rendells, Inc., 1981.. 1981.. Very good. - Quarto, printed cream wraps with a portrait in dark brown & cream on each wrap. The wraps are lightly soiled with the corners very lightly creased & a small pink stain to the rear wrap.. There is a tiny tear to the head of the spine. 189 pages. Illustrated with facsimiles in dark brown & cream. Very good.

647 items are catalogued & fully described. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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131 (Richards, William) THE FALLS OF NIAGARA. Depicted by Pen and Camera
Chicago: Knight, Leonard & Co., 1892. 1892. Very good 
Chicago: Knight, Leonard & Co., 1892.. 1892.. Very good. - Oblong octavo, 6 inches high by 9 inches wide. Light green cloth backed with a darker cloth spine, titled and illustrated in silver on the front cover. The covers are slightly soiled with very minor rubbing. [56] unnumbered pages, profusely illustrated throughout with textual and full- page illustrations of Niagara Falls and its surroundings, and with a double-page color "Bird's-Eye View of Niagara Falls and of Niagara River from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario", printed on tissue, bound in at the front. There is a tiny tear to the bottom edge of the first 2 leaves, including the first page of the color view. There is some occasional minor soiling. Very good.

This wonderful descriptive view book waxes lyrically about the many aspects of Niagara Falls with descriptions accompanying views of the Ice Bridge, The Horse-Shoe Fall from Goat Island, Niagara in Winter, The Cantilever Bridge, The Erosion of the Gorge, and so on. William Richards' poem "Niagara in Spring", originally published in Harper's Magazine is printed at the back, followed by useful information including Admission fees, rates and tolls, the location of Chicago train depots, etc.

The volume includes fascinating illustrated ads. These include ads for The International Hotel, The Cataract House in Niagara Falls, The Auditorium Hotels, The Marquette European Hotel in Chicago from where one can start the train journey to the Falls. Ads relating to the Railroad industry also abound. These include ads for Gould Couple Co., the New York Wheel Works, Juanita Iron and Steel Works, the Michigan Car Co. (manufacturers of Freight and Refrigerator Cars), the Schenectady Locomotive Works, the Niagara Falls Route of the Michigan Central RR, and even the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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132 (Roosevelt, Eleanor). Debnam, W.E WEEP NO MORE, MY LADY
Raleigh, North Carolina: Printed for the author by The Graphic Press, Inc., (1950). (1950). Good 
Raleigh, North Carolina: Printed for the author by The Graphic Press, Inc., (1950).. (1950).. Good. - Octavo, softcovers bound in pictorial white & blue wraps, titled & illustrated in white & shades of blue on the front cover. The covers are rubbed and quite soiled. 60 pages. A previous owner's name is penned at the top of the title page. Good.

A vitriolic attack on Eleanor Roosevelt. The foreword states: "This little booklet is an enlargement on a series of two broadcasts over the Smith-Douglass radio network February 8th and 9th, 1950, in answer to comments on the South by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt in her column, My Day, a few days before." 
Price: 10.00 USD

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133 (Roosevelt, Eleanor). Levy, William Turner; and Russett, Cynthia Eagle THE EXTRAORDINARY MRS. R.: A Friend Remembers Eleanor Roosevelt
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (1999). (1999). 0471331775 / 9780471331773 Fine 
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (1999).. (1999).. Fine. - Octavo, boards, in a dust wrapper. xiv, 256 & [1] & [1] pages. Black-and- white illustrations. Near fine.

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

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134 (Roosevelt, Franklin D). Mitchell, Ewing Young KICKED IN AND KICKED OUT OF THE PRESIDENT'S LITTLE CABINET
Washington, DC: The Andrew Jackson Press, 1936. 1936. Good 
Washington, DC: The Andrew Jackson Press, 1936.. 1936.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt. The spine is faded with small light stains & light soiling. xii & 371 pages, with black & white illustrations, including 2 facsimiles of FDR letters. A previous owner's name is penned on the front endpaper and there is some light soiling to the foreword page. Good.

First edition [Halter T302].

Roosevelt's former Assistant Secretary of Commerce makes his case against Roosevelt and his administration: "In times like these every citizen who has vital information concerning the affairs of Government, the character and conduct of public officials and those prominent in political life, which is calculated to assist the people in arriving at a proper solution of the country's difficulties, owes a patriotic duty to disclose it no matter how obtained."--From the author's Foreword. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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FIRST (ONLY?) SEPARATE PRINTING OF NY TIMES EDITORIAL ON THE DEATH OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. With TLS from Times editor giving permission for its publication, (Roosevelt, Franklin D.)
135 (Roosevelt, Franklin D.) FIRST (ONLY?) SEPARATE PRINTING OF NY TIMES EDITORIAL ON THE DEATH OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. With TLS from Times editor giving permission for its publication
(Providence, RI?: J. B. Coleman, 1945). 1945). Very good Signed
(Providence, RI?: J. B. Coleman, 1945).. 1945).. Very good. - sc Oblong small quarto [7-1/2 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide]. The editorial is printed on one side only & fills 2 pages of a sheet of cream stock folded once to form 4 pages. The sheet is slightly darkened at the edges & along the fold. Together with a letter to Mr. J. B. Coleman of Providence, RI typed on a sheet of New York Times letterhead, 8-1/2 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide, signed "Charles Merz" by the editor. The edges of the letterhead are darkened. It is folded twice for mailing and the top & bottom edges are slightly creased. Very good.

Charles Merz, editor of the New York Times, writes to J. B. Coleman of Providence, R.I. on April 16, 1945, to say that The Times has no plans to reprint the editorial in another form "but would be glad to give you our permission to reprint it in a small pamphlet, with credit to The Times, for the purposes described in your letter".

The powerful editorial, dated April 13, 1945, mourns the passing of Roosevelt, praising his leadership during World War II: "A great and gallant wartime leader has died almost in the very hour of the victory to which he led the way. It is a cruel and bitter irony that Franklin D. Roosevelt should not have lived to see the Allied armies march into Berlin. It is a hard and stunning blow to lose the genius and the inspiration of his leadership in this decisive moment of the war...."

We have not been able to locate any other reprint of the editorial. Rare. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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136 (Roosevelt, Franklin D.) (King, William H.; McCarran, Patrick; Burke, Edward R.; et al) ADVERSE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY ON A BILL TO REORGANIZE THE JUDICIAL BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT
Stamford, CT: The Overbrook Press, 1937. 1937. Very good 
Stamford, CT: The Overbrook Press, 1937.. 1937.. Very good. - Squarish octavo, tan cloth titled in red on spine with frames stamped in red on both covers. The covers are very lightly soiled & the spine is slightly darkened. 45 pp. plus colophon, beautifully printed with borders in red throughout. Very good.

1/1000 copies.

A nice association copy, from the library of Alva B. Gimbel with her distinctive miniature leather book label. Together with her husband Bernard, she formed the important Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation. A publisher's presentation slip is laid in.

Reprinted from The Senate Calendar: Number 734 Report / Number 711: June 7th MCMXXXVII. The report rejected Roosevelt's "court- packing" plan. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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SCARCE VINTAGE ANTI FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT POEM - "REJECTED"., (Roosevelt, Franklin D.).
137 (Roosevelt, Franklin D.). SCARCE VINTAGE ANTI FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT POEM - "REJECTED".
circa [1940]. [1940]. Very good 
- Narrow octavo [7 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide], broadside. There is a light stain to the left margin, overlapping a few words of the text. There is light staining to the verso. Very good.

A satirical attack, in rhyming couplets, on Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. "A stranger [FDR] stood at the Gates of Hell / And the devil himself answered the bell." The devil asks him what he has done to entitle him to entry. "Then Franklin D. with his usual guile, / Stepped forth and flashed his toothy smile. / 'When I took charge in thirty-three / A nation's faith was mine,' said he. / 'I promised this and I promised that / And I calmed them down with a fireside chat.'" After a recital of raised taxes and ruinous economic policies, the Devil refuses him entry on the grounds that he'll lose his own job if Franklin gets in.

This is a scarce vintage printing of the poem from the time of its original appearance. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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138 (Roosevelt, Franklin D.). Cancino, Francisco Cuevas ROOSEVELT Y LA BUENA VECINDAD
Mexico-Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Economica, (1954). (1954). Very good 
Mexico-Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Economica, (1954).. (1954).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial blue & brown wraps. The wraps are lightly rubbed & bumped with creases to the spine. 551 pages plus colophon, unopened. Very good.

First edition. The text is in Spanish. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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139 (Roosevelt, Franklin D.). Charriez, J. Villaronga POLITICA EXTERIOR DEL PRESIDENTE FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
San Juan de Puerto Rico: Biblioteca de Autores Puertorriquenos, n.d. [1943]. n.d. [1943]. Good 
San Juan de Puerto Rico: Biblioteca de Autores Puertorriquenos, n.d. [1943].. n.d. [1943].. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wraps. The spine & extremities are darkened. The wraps are lightly bumped & soiled. 229 pages plus colophon, unopened. The page edges are darkened & the top edge is foxed. Good.

The book deals with Roosevelt's foreign policy from 1933 to 1945. The text is in Spanish.

Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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140 (Roosevelt, Franklin Delano) WAGES AND HOURS / MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING A RECOMMENDATION THAT THE CONGRESS ENACT LEGISLATION "FURTHER TO HELP THOSE WHO TOIL IN FACTORY AND ON FARM" / May 24, 1937. -- Referred to the Committee on Labor and ordered to be printed. [75th Congress, 1st Session / House of Representatives / Document No. 255]
Washington, D.C., 1937. 1937. Fine 
Washington, D.C., 1937.. 1937.. Fine. - Octavo, 9 inches high by 5-7/8 inches wide. Softcovers, self-wraps. 4 pages. There is some minor staining to the bottom edge of the last page. Else, near fine.

First edition. [Halter T636].

"The time has arrived for us to take further action to extend the frontiers of social progress." First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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