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141 (Roosevelt, Franklin). Ludwig, Emil. ROOSEVELT: A Study in Fortune and Power. Translated from the German by Maurice Samuel.
New York: The Viking Press, 1938. 1938. Very good 
New York: The Viking Press, 1938.. 1938.. Very good. - Octavo, gray cloth titled in gilt within gilt-framed blue rectangles on the front cover & spine, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is chipped & lightly rubbed & soiled. There is a piece out the tail of the jacket spine & there are tears to the head & tail & the panel, which have been repaired with brown tape internally. xii, [iv] & 350 pages The page edges are slightly darkened. 9 black-and-white plates, including a portrait frontispiece. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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142 (Roosevelt, Theodore). Hagedorn, Hermann THEODORE ROOSEVELT: A Biographical Sketch
New York: Privately Printed, Roosevelt Memorial Exhibition Committee, Columbia University, 1919. 1919. Good Signed
New York: Privately Printed, Roosevelt Memorial Exhibition Committee, Columbia University, 1919.. 1919.. Good. FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR HERMANN HAGEDORN - Octavo, buff creamy white boards titled and decorated in black on the front cover. The covers are soiled and darkened along the edges and spine. The head and tail of the spine are chipped and there is wear to the corners. 44 & [2] pages, illustrated with 5 full-page illustrations. The binding is very slightly shaken. There is a tiny chip to the top edge of the front blank. The pages are toned with a couple of small minor stains and faint creases to the corners of the last pages. Good.

First edition. Signed in black ink by the author Hermann Hagedorn on the title page.

Printed by the Marchbanks Press. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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143 (Rosenbach Company) THE HISTORY OF AMERICA IN DOCUMENTS: Original Autograph Letters, Manuscripts and Source Materials. Part I: The Period of Discovery to the Battle of Yorktown. (Catalogue)
Philadelphia, PA: The Rosenbach Company, 1949. 1949. Very good 
Philadelphia, PA: The Rosenbach Company, 1949.. 1949.. Very good. - Large octavo, printed wraps. Heavily stained and chipped. 135 pp. Contents are very good.

462 extraordinary items are fully described and priced. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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144 (Schuyler, Major General Philip; Howe, Major General Robert; Rainsford, Charles REVOLUTIONARY PAPERS vol. ii. (In Collections of The New-York State Historical Society for the Year 1879)
New York: Printed for the New-York Historical Society, 1880. 1880. Good 
New York: Printed for the New-York Historical Society, 1880.. 1880.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt with decorations in gilt on the spine. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed with some small dents to the front cover. There is dampstaining to the front edge of the front cover with chipping to the cloth at the top & bottom corners. A small section of the front edge of the rear cover is also dampstained. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. [ii], [5] leaves & 558 pages, mostly unopened. The page edges are darkened. There is light foxing to the front endpaper, flyleaf & rear blank. 1 page of the preliminaries is chipped with a tear & small pieces out. The bottom corner of page 97 is miscut & creased. Good.

New York Historical Society Publication Fund XII.

Three works are published in this volume: The Trial of Major General Schuyler, October, 1778; The Trial of Major General Howe, December 1781; and Commissioner Rainsford's Journal of Transactions, Etc. 1776-1778. Both the trials are court martial proceedings. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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THE REPORT OF A COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO EXPLORE THE WESTERN WATERS IN THE STATE OF NEW-YORK FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROSECUTING THE INLAND LOCK NAVIGATION., (Schuyler, Philip; Watson, Elkanah; and Banyar, Goldsbrow).
145 (Schuyler, Philip; Watson, Elkanah; and Banyar, Goldsbrow). THE REPORT OF A COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO EXPLORE THE WESTERN WATERS IN THE STATE OF NEW-YORK FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROSECUTING THE INLAND LOCK NAVIGATION.
Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., [1850]. [1850]. 
- 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 with some chipping to the front edges and a tiny hole to the front cover. 12 pages consisting of the title and pages [661] through 670. The top and front edges of the pages are darkened and there is dampstaining along the inner edges of the pages.

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 19.

This report of the committee to explore Western Waters was originally printed in Albany by Barber and Southwick in 1792. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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146 (Smith, Henry T.). MANUAL OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY. PAST AND PRESENT. CIVIL LIST TO DATE. 1898. RARE FIRST EDITION.
White Plains, NY: Henry T. Smith, 1898. 1898. Good 
- Octavo, orange tan boards titled in gilt on the spine with a device in gilt on the front cover. The covers are quite rubbed and soiled. 300 pages, with 83 full-page illustrations and 11 engraved plates, mostly portraits. The binding is cracked at page 130. Else, good.

First edition. Rare.

This is the first volume of an eventual three. Volumes 2 and 3 were laterpublished in 1912 and 1913. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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147 (Smith, Hermon Dunlap). Karrow, Robert W., Jr.; Buisseret, David GARDENS OF DELIGHT: Maps and Travel Accounts of Illinois and the Great Lakes from the Collection of Hermon Dunlap Smtih. An Exhibition at the Newberry Library / 29 October 1984 -- 31 January 1985. Catalog prepared by Robert W. Karrow, Jr. and David Buisseret with a Foreword by Lawrence W. Towner. (Catalog)
Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1984. 1984. Very good 
Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1984.. 1984.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wraps. There are some small, minor stains to the rear wrap & its top corner is lightly bumped. The head of the spine is slightly chipped. 39 & [1] pages. Illustrated with facsimiles in black, white & gray. Very good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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148 (Stevens, Henry) RARE AMERICANA: A Catalogue of Historical and Geographical Books, Pamphlets & Manuscripts Relating to America with Numerous Annotations Bibliographical and Descriptive. (Catalogue)
London: Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles, [c. 1926]. [c. 1926]. Very good 
London: Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles, [c. 1926].. [c. 1926].. Very good. - Octavo, original printed wraps. Soiled with some minor creasing. 578 pp. plus ads. 1 folding plate & B&W illustrations. Very good, especially for this very fragile catalogue.

2,156 items rare items, fully catalogued, described and indexed. One of the great rare book catalogues in the field of Americana. 
Price: 85.00 USD

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149 (Stevens, Henry). BIBLIOTECA AMERICANA: A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS RELATING TO THE HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF AMERICA. Sold by Messrs. Puttick and Simpson, Auctioneers of Literary Property.
London: Puttick and Simpson, 1861. 1861. Fair 
- Octavo, rebound in green library cloth titled in gilt. The covers are warped & the cloth is heavily dampstained. 273 pp. The endpapers are dampstained. The contents are very good. 2,415 items are catalogued. "The Books described in this Catalogue were collected, several years since, by Mr. Henry Stevens, as material to be used in the completion of his yet unfinished Work upon American Bibliography." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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150 (Stoddard, Thomas) 1881 PHOTOGRAPH OF THE [THOMAS] STODDARD HOUSE ON PRINCE STREET, WHERE PITCAIRN DIED
1881. 1881. Very good 
1881.. 1881.. Very good. - sc Small octavo. Sepia-toned photograph, approximately 5-1/4 inches high by 4 inches wide, inlaid within a larger sheet of cream stock, 10-5/8 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide. The edges of the larger sheet are slightly darkened. Near fine.

In the bottom left corner of the photograph, a Bostonian Society caption notes that the date of the photo is 1881 and that it depicts the Stoddard House on Prince Street, where Pitcairn died. The printed signature "H. P. Curtis" appears below the caption. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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151 (Strickler, J.D.) THE BEAUTIFUL CAVERNS OF LURAY. Luray, Virginia. In The Shenandoah Valley. Miles of Subterranean Splendor. Brilliantly Lighted by Electricity. See America First
Luray, Virginia: Luray Caverns Corporation, circa [1925]. [1925]. Good 
Luray, Virginia: Luray Caverns Corporation, circa [1925].. [1925].. Good. - Oblong octavo, 5-1/4 inches high by 8 inches wide. Softcover, bound in printed light green wraps with a cover illustration of the caverns. The covers are soiled, stained and slightly creased with a few small chips to the top edge. 20 pages, with 7 full-page illustrations of the caverns and music centerfold with the lyrics and music to "Old Virginia". The pages are lightly soiled with some minor chips to the top edges. Good.

Includes advertisements for accomodations and "The Shenandoah Valley Route" of the Norfolk & Western Railway, and an "Automobile Tour" via "The Valley Turnpike". 
Price: 10.00 USD

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152 (Sullivan, Mary Mildred) IN MEMORIAM / MARY MILDRED SULLIVAN / 1836-1933
New York, NY: Privately printed for The Mary Mildred Sullivan Chapter, United Daughters of the Confedeeracy, (1933). (1933). Very good 
New York, NY: Privately printed for The Mary Mildred Sullivan Chapter, United Daughters of the Confedeeracy, (1933).. (1933).. Very good. - Octavo, soft covers bound in printed gray wraps. The spine & extremities are darkened. There is some light staining to the wraps & the edges are chipped with small pieces out. The bottom 2 inches of the rear wrap are detached. Title, [1] leaf & 57 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece. The front edge of the verso of the frontispiece is lightly stained & there is a small, light stain to the rear blank, else the contents are very good.

The contents include addresses and tributes and a poem by Sullivan's son, George Hammond Sullivan.

Laid in are two four-page greeting cards from George Hammond Sullivan, one for Christmas 1949, which includes a message and poem, and the other for Thanksgiving Day 1950 with a prose message. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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153 (Taylor, General Zachary). Bell, Luther V EULOGY OF GEN. ZACHARY TAYLOR, LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Delivered at the Request of the Authorities and Citizens, Conjointly, of the City of Cambridge, August 13, 1850. By Luther V. Bell
Cambridge, MA: Printed at the Chronicle Office, 1850. 1850. Good 
Cambridge, MA: Printed at the Chronicle Office, 1850.. 1850.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are darkened & soiled with their corners creased & their upper halves detached. There is a crease to the upper half of the rear wrap. The spine is heavily chipped with large pieces out. 43 pages. The top page corners are creased, else the contents are bright & clean. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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154 (The National Woman's Relief Corps). THE NATIONAL WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS RED BOOK Containing the Constitution and Rules and Regulations of the National Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic and Decisions and Notes Thereon.
Washington, D.C.: The National Tribune Company, 1923. 1923. Good 
- Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt with golden yellow rules decorating the front cover. The covers are rubbed and bumped with some fading and dampstaining. 181 pages. An early owner's name and the date are penned at the top of the title page. Good.

Revised edition of the rules and regulations originally "Adopted by [the] Twenty-third National Convention Denver, Colorado, 1905".

Recognized in 1883, The National Woman's Relief Corps was a secret organization formed by women who were loyal to the North during the Civil War. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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155 (United Nations). Lodge, Ambassador Henry Cabot; Humphrey, Senator Hubert H.; and Knowland, Senator William F A VINTAGE 1956 NEWS PHOTOGRAPH OF SENATORS HUMPHREY AND KNOWLAND WITH AMBASSADOR LODGE AT THE OPENING OF THE 11TH ANNUAL UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY
1956. 1956. Very good 
1956.. 1956.. Very good. - sc This is an 7-1/4 inch high by 8-3/4 inch wide black & white news copy photograph with the text of press release photographed onto the bottom of the image. Such photos were copied by the newspaper from the original which were distributed by the International News Photos. The press release serving as caption for the photograph reads as follows: "N.Y. 386 INP SOUNDPHOTO...UNITED NATIONS, N.Y...11/12/56...Senator Hubert H. Humphrey; Senator William F. Knowland and U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, representing the U.S. at today's opening of the eleventh annual UN Assembly are all smiles as they take their place in the Assembly Hall. Dag Hammarskjold, UN Secretary General in a dramatic overture to the opening session announced he will make personal trips to Egypt and Hungary for active intervention in both critical situations". The photograph is soiled and unevenly cropped along the bottom.

The Suez Crisis of 1956 was sparked when Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, creating a feud between himself and British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden. The British, with French and Israeli assistance plotted to take back the Suez Canal, but the plot was foiled by President Dwight D. Eisenhower's threat to sink British currency by withholding loans.

That same October, Hungarian students had begun demonstrating against the Communist government. Though Nikita Kruschev had partly repudiated Stalin's oppresessive regime and repression seemed to be easing, the Soviet leader feared he was losing control and sent in his tanks and troops to bloodily crush the Hungarian revolution. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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156 (Vaughan, Thomas; and Knuth, Priscilla) A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORY
(Portland, OR): Oregon Historical Society, (1958). (1958). Good 
(Portland, OR): Oregon Historical Society, (1958).. (1958).. Good. - Quarto, pictorial wraps. Heavily soiled with the spine chipped. 44 pp., printed by offset on the rectos only. Good.

A selective checklist for students and teachers. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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157 (Vermeule, Emily Dickinson Townsend). Lincoln, Anne; Editor-in-Chief THE BREARLEY YEAR BOOK. Volume XXVI. 1945
[New York]: (Brearley School), 1945. 1945. Good 
[New York]: (Brearley School), 1945.. 1945.. Good. - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], red cloth with the school's seal stamped in gilt on the front cover. The binding is bumped & there is some bubbling to the cloth of the covers. A small area of each cover is discolored & the tail of the spine is lightly chipped. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated in black & white with photographic portraits, class photos, cartoons & drawings. Good.

From the library of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule with numerous ink inscriptions to her from fellow students on the pastedowns and endpapers. "E. D. Townsend 1945" is written on the top corner of the front endpaper.

Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule [1928-2001] was a classical scholar and archaeologist, author of numerous scholarly works and a popular lecturer. She attended the Brearley School from 1934 to 1946 and then attended Bryn Mawr College. She married Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule in 1957. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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158 (Wagner, Henry Raup) HENRY RAUP WAGNER 1862-1957. An Exhibition of Rare Books Honoring the Centenary of His Birth. (Catalog)
Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1962. 1962. Fine 
Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1962.. 1962.. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. [iv] & 17 pages. Illustrated with a full-page black-and-white photographic portrait. Near fine.

Limited edition of 2,000 copies.

Thirty books are catalogued with descriptions by Colton Storm based on those of Wagner. The introduction is by Everett D. Graff, who lent most of the books for the exhibition from his private collection. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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159 (Washington, George). Phillips, Isaac N GEORGE WASHINGTON: An Address by Isacc N. Phillips
Bloomington, IL: Printed for private distribution, 1903. 1903. Very good 
Bloomington, IL: Printed for private distribution, 1903.. 1903.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps sewn with red cord. The wraps are chipped & lightly soiled. There is a piece out of the top corner of the front wrap & the top corner of the rear wrap is torn & creased. There are small pieces out of the head & tail of the spine, part of the red cord is lacking & the lower 2-1/2 inches of the wraps are detached. 58 pages. Very good internally.

The compliments slip of Isaac N. Phillips is bound in at the title. Phillips was the Reporter of the Supreme Court of Illinois and editor of "Abraham Lincoln, by Some Men Who Knew Him" [1910]. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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160 (Washington, George). Rush, Richard. WASHINGTON IN DOMESTIC LIFE. From Original Letters and Manuscripts.
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1857. 1857. Good 
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1857.. 1857.. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in blind on front cover. The covers are rubbed, bumped & lightly stained; the spine is slightly faded with the head torn & the tail chipped. xiii & pp. [14]-85. There is dampstaining to the top edges of the endpapers & to the bottom edges of the front endpapers, flyleaf & following blank; there is a small stain to the title & light foxing to the prelims; the page edges are slightly darkened. Good only.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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