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A WITTY AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM SIGNED by VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW, commenting on his chief-of-staff's poetical talent., Agnew, Spiro T. [1918-1996]. Governor of Mayland and Vice President of the United States under Nixon. He was forced to resign when indicted for tax fraud.
181 Agnew, Spiro T. [1918-1996]. Governor of Mayland and Vice President of the United States under Nixon. He was forced to resign when indicted for tax fraud. A WITTY AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM SIGNED by VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW, commenting on his chief-of-staff's poetical talent.
Circa [1971]. [1971]. Very good Signed
Circa [1971].. [1971].. Very good. - Over 20 words penned on 9 inch high by 7 inch wide Strathmore parchment watermarked paper. Playfully commenting on his Chief of Staff Arthur Sohmer's skills as a poet, the Vice President writes "As a poet / You're inchoate! / It's not prestigious / More like egregious", affectionately closing with "But as a guy / You're aces high". Signed by Agnew with his initials "STA". The corners and right edge of the page are lightly creased. Near fine.

Spiro T. Agnew [1918-1996] was Governor of Maryland and Vice President of the United States under Nixon. He was indicted for tax fraud and forced to resign. 
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY VERMONT SENATOR GEORGE AIKEN., Aiken, George D. (1892-1984). Vermont Governor (1937-41) and Senator from Vermont (1941-1975).
182 Aiken, George D. (1892-1984). Vermont Governor (1937-41) and Senator from Vermont (1941-1975). TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY VERMONT SENATOR GEORGE AIKEN.
(Washington, DC): September 17, 1951. 1951. Very good Signed
(Washington, DC): September 17, 1951.. 1951.. Very good. - 45 words typed on a sheet of United States Senate / Committee on Labor and Public Welfare letterhead with the members of the committee, including Aiken, printed at top left. Boldly signed "George Aiken". There is some very light creasing to the letter with a tiny chip to the top edge. Folded once for mailing. Very good.

Aiken replies to Paul S. Jacobsen of the Department of Political Science, Colgate University, who has evidently asked to meet with him. "Inasmuch as I have accepted numerous speaking dates this fall, I do not expect to be in Washington much of the time after the Senate adjourns..." He adds that his staff will be glad to talk with Jacobsen.

George David Aiken [1892-1984] was an American farmer and Republican politician. He was the 64th Governor of Vermont [1937-1941] before serving in the Senate from 1941 to 1975. As governor, he had fought the New Deal over its programs for hydroelectric power and flood control in Vermont. Though a liberal northeastern Republican in Vermont's progressive tradition, he distrusted any increase in presidential power. In the Senate, he was one of four Republican cosponsors of the Full Employment Act of 1946. He also sponsored the food allotment bill of 1945, which was a forerunner of the food stamp program. In 1950, he was one of seven Senate Republicans who condemned in writing the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the American Lumber Baron, Army General and Secretary of War RUSSELL A. ALGER responding to a request for the names and addresses of former Michigan Governors., Alger, Russell A. (1836-1907). Lumber Baron; Union General; Secretary of War under McKinley; U.S. Senator and Michigan Governor.
183 Alger, Russell A. (1836-1907). Lumber Baron; Union General; Secretary of War under McKinley; U.S. Senator and Michigan Governor. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the American Lumber Baron, Army General and Secretary of War RUSSELL A. ALGER responding to a request for the names and addresses of former Michigan Governors.
Detroit, Michigan, December 4th, 1890. 1890. Very good Signed
Detroit, Michigan, December 4th, 1890.. 1890.. Very good. - Approximately 50 words penned on 10-3/4 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide "Alger Smith & Co." stationery. The lumber baron General Alger responds to a request for the names of former governors of Michigan. Alger goes on to list seven of the Governors and the cities in which they reside. Signed "R.A. Alger". Folded for mailing with a paper tab mounted along the left implying that the letter may once have been inserted into an album. The letter is slightly soiled.

President McKinley's Secretary of War Russell A. Alger (1836-1907) was a U.S. Senator and Governor of Michigan. Enlisting as a private in the Civil War, he was sent to attack the enemy's rear by Sheridan at the Battle of Boonesville. The Confederate forces were defeated but Alger was wounded and taken prisoner. He managed to escape that same day and was soon promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Considered a military strategist, he stood with President Lincoln on the battlefield surveying the Union supplies. Although he'd suffered another severe wound, he came back to participate in Sheridan's Campaigns. His brilliant cavalry charge at Trevillian Station on June 11, 1864 resulted in the capture of a large Confederate force. After the war, he was promoted to Brevet Brigadier General by President Johnson and subsequently to Brevet Major General. Settling in Detroit after the war, he headed Alger Smith & Company and the Manistique Lumbering Company subsequently creating the Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad to transport the large quantity of lumber he produced. Elected Governor of Michigan in 1884, he unsuccessfully challenged Benjamin Harrison for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1888. He was appointed Secretary of War by President McKinley in 1897 but was criticized for his handling of the army during the Spanish-American War and resigned two years later. Appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate in 1902, he was formally elected to the position in 1903 and served in the Senate until his death in 1907. 
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184 Alsop, Joseph FDR 1882-1945: A Centenary Remembrance
New York: The Viking Press, (1982). (1982). Very good 
New York: The Viking Press, (1982).. (1982).. Very good. - Quarto, cloth backed boards, in a dustwrapper. The boards are lightly bumped. The dust jacket is rubbed with the edges of the flaps darkened & with a tiny tear to the top edge of the front panel. 256 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR OLIVER AMES., Ames, Oliver. (1831-1895). American businessman, financier and politician. 35th Governor of Massachusetts (1887-1890).
185 Ames, Oliver. (1831-1895). American businessman, financier and politician. 35th Governor of Massachusetts (1887-1890). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR OLIVER AMES.
(Boston, MA): September 18, 1888. 1888. Very good Signed
(Boston, MA): September 18, 1888.. 1888.. Very good. - 38 words penned in black ink on a sheet of Commonwealth of Massachusetts / Executive Department watermarked letterhead with a vignette at top left. The sheet is 10-1/4 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide. Signed "Oliver Ames". The top section of the letterhead is lightly creased & the edges are slightly darkened with a light stain at top left. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good.

Ames writes to a Fred H. Williams, Esq. regretting he is unable to be the guest of the Norfolk Club because he will be away from Boston.

Oliver Ames [1831-1895] was an American businessman, financier and politician. A Republican, he served as the 35th Governor of Massachusetts from 1887 to 1890. He was a major philanthropist, especially in his hometown of Easton where a number of architecturally significant works were designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson under his influence. 
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186 Andrew, John ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVING BY J. ANDREW ENTITLED "BAYONET DRILL OF THE INDEPENDENT CADETS, UNDER COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL THOMAS C. AMORY, ON BOSTON COMMON, MAY 30."
Circa [1860]. [1860]. Good 
Circa [1860].. [1860].. Good. - sc - A vintage 9 inch high by 12-3/4 inch wide wood engraving by J. Andrew illustrating groups of cadets engaged in bayonet drills on Boston Common. The image depicts several clusters, each of three cadets standing back to back with bayonets affixed to the end of rifles, held out like lances. Others stride forth from rows of cadets in parade formation observing the drills. Mounted Cavalry are depicted in formation behind the lines. Three cadets are shown in the foreground striding forth from the left. Clouds and woods serve as background to the image. The illustrator's name "J. Andrew" is printed within the image at bottom right. The print is mounted with glue from the verso onto 10-3/4 inch high by 14-1/4 inch wide stiff cream paper. Folded in the middle with small pieces out from the top corners which do not affect the engraving. There is some minor rubbing and soiling at bottom right of the print which is also slightly soiled with minor foxing. Good. 
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187 Andrews, C. L THE STORY OF ALASKA
Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1944. 1944. Good 
Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1944.. 1944.. Good. - Octavo, black cloth titled in silver with a vignette in silver on the front cover. The binding is bumped & rubbed with a small, light stain to the rear cover. The head of the spine is frayed. 328 pages. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece & black-and-white photographic illustrations. There is a folding map in a pocket mounted on the rear pastedown. A number of top page corners are lightly bumped. Good.

Sixth printing. Dust jacket present. 
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188 Angle, Paul M.; and Miers, Earl Schenck AMERICAN CULTURE: SOME BEGINNINGS
Kingsport, TN: The Kingsport Press, Inc., 1961. 1961. Fine 
Kingsport, TN: The Kingsport Press, Inc., 1961.. 1961.. Fine. - Large octavo [10-5/8 inches high by 7 inches wide], cloth in a cloth & paper covered slipcase. 90 pages plus colophon. Woodcut decorations by Stefan Martin. Near fine.

Limited edition of 1250 copies printed as a keepsake by the Kingsport Press for distribution among its friends.

Compiled and with an introduction by Paul M. Angle and Earl Schenck Miers. The book includes writings by Abraham Lincoln, Anthony Trollope, Joseph Jefferson, Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Samuel F. B. Morse. 
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189 Annin & Smith NINETEENTH-CENTURY ANNIN & SMITH ENGRAVING OF THE NAHANT HOTEL, AFTER J. R. PENNIMAN
circa [1825]. [1825]. Very good 
circa [1825].. [1825].. Very good. - sc Oblong octavo. The black-and-white engraving, approximately 4-3/4 inches high by 7 inches wide, is inlaid within a larger sheet of cream stock, 7 inches high by 10-5/8 inches wide. The edges of the mount are slightly darkened with tears to its upper & lower left margins. The engraving itself is in near fine condition.

A striking image of the pavilion-like Nahant Hotel situated on a small island with figures fishing, shooting at birds and driving a horse-drawn buggy in the foreground. 
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A FAMILIAR CONVERSATIONAL HISTORY OF THE EVANGELICAL CHURCHES OF NEW-YORK., Anonymous.
190 Anonymous. A FAMILIAR CONVERSATIONAL HISTORY OF THE EVANGELICAL CHURCHES OF NEW-YORK.
New-York: Robert Carter, 58 Canal street, 1839. 1839. Good 
- Small octavo [approximately 6 inches high by 4 inches wide], green cloth decorated in blind, & titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is rubbed & bumped. The spine is slightly faded with the tail chipped & a piece out of the head. 222 pages. Illustrated in black & white with an engraved frontispiece & 5 woodcuts of churches. There is staining to the front pastedown & endpapers. The fore-edge & top edge are foxed & there is scattered foxing throughout. Good.

Second edition. The first edition was published in 1838.

In a printed note the anonymous author inscribes his book to "the Rector of St. Thomas' Church, New-York, the Historian, Scholar and Divine". There is a useful appendix in the back listing all of the places of worship in the city. The text includes historical and architectural details described in the form of a conversation between an uncle and his two nephews.

Rare in commerce. First Edition. 
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MEMORIAL ADDRESSES, on Several Occasions. FIRST EDITION., Anthony, Henry B.
191 Anthony, Henry B. MEMORIAL ADDRESSES, on Several Occasions. FIRST EDITION.
Providence, RI: Sidney S. Rider, 1875. 1875. Good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The wraps are darkened & lightly soiled with some tiny stains. 52 pages. Illustrated in black & white with an extra engraved title & 5 engraved portrait plates. There is some staining to the engraved title with offsetting to the facing blank. There is occasional foxing & soiling, including to the margins of the plates. Good.

First edition.

Delivered in the Senate of the United States by Henry B. Anthony, a Senator from Rhode Island. First Edition. 
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SIGNATURE ON A CARD OF THE 21ST GOVERNOR OF RHODE ISLAND AND PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE HENRY B. ANTHONY., Anthony, Henry B. (1815-1884). Newsman, 21st Governor of Rhode Island, and President  pro tempore of the U.S. Senate.
192 Anthony, Henry B. (1815-1884). Newsman, 21st Governor of Rhode Island, and President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate. SIGNATURE ON A CARD OF THE 21ST GOVERNOR OF RHODE ISLAND AND PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE HENRY B. ANTHONY.
Rhode Island: May 4, 1877. 1877. Very good Signed
Rhode Island: May 4, 1877.. 1877.. Very good. - Cream-colored card, 2-5/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, signed "H B Anthony / Rhode Island / May 4 , 1877". The edges of the card are slightly darkened. Very good.

Henry Bowen Anthony [1815-1884] was an American newspaperman and politician. He was editor and later part owner of the Providence Journal. He served as the 21st Governor of Rhode Island from 1849 to 1851 as a member of the Whig Party. He was elected U.S. Senator from Rhode Island in the late 1850s and was reelected four times. During the Grant administration he was twice elected to the Senate's highest post as President pro tempore. First Edition. 
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193 Appel, Theodore RECOLLECTIONS OF COLLEGE LIFE, At Marshall College, Mercersburg, Pa., From 1839 to 1845: A Narrative, with Reflections. By Rev. Theodore Appel, D.D., Lancaster, Pa
Reading, PA: Daniel Miller, Printer and Publisher, 1886. 1886. Very good 
Reading, PA: Daniel Miller, Printer and Publisher, 1886.. 1886.. Very good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped with some light staining to the rear cover. The gilt titling on the spine is somewhat faded. viii, [ii] & pages [10]-348. There is a light stain to the title with an owner's ink name along the top edge, else the contents are very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
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194 Armbruster, Ann THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MIAMI BEACH
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. 1995. 0394570529 / 9780394570525 Very good 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.. 1995.. Very good. - Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 9-1/2 inches wide], pictorial paper covered boards in a dust wrapper. The binding is very slightly bumped. There is some minor soiling to the front panel of the dust jacket & its top edge is darkened. The top & bottom edges of the dust jacket flaps are darkened & there is the remnant of a price-sticker on the front flap. [x], 201 & [2] pages plus colophon. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. The page edges are slightly darkened. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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195 Armbruster, Eugene L EASTERN PIONEERS
New York: Published by the author, 1929. 1929. Very good 
New York: Published by the author, 1929.. 1929.. Very good. - Tall octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The spine & edtremities are faded & the wraps are lightly bumped. There are 2 tiny chips out of the front edge of the rear wrap. [16] pages, partially unopened. The bottom page corners are lightly creased. There is a tiny crease to the front edge of each leaf with 2 tiny chips out of the front edges of each of the last 2 leaves. Very good.

Limited edition of 300 numbered copies. This copy is unnumbered. 
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196 Armbruster, Eugene L MONTAUK
New York, 1923 1923 Very good 
New York, 1923. 1923. Very good. - Small quarto, printed white paper wraps titled in black. The covers are very slightly soiled with a tiny chip to the top of the front cover. 8 pages. Near fine.

Limited edition of 300 copies. A lyrical description of Montauk and the journey to Montauk Point, whereby the visitor passes the four original houses and Camp Welsh, where soldiers were stationed during the summer. 
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197 Armitage, Merle PAGANS CONQUISTADORES HEROES AND MARTYRS. By Merle Armitage / Assisted by Peter Ribera Ortega. SIGNED by Merle Armitage with his initials
Academy Guild Press, (1964). (1964). Very good 
Academy Guild Press, (1964).. (1964).. Very good. - Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], tan cloth titled in red & decorated in black in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with very light staining to the bottom corners of the covers. The dust wrapper is faded with the spine darkened & with some light staining to the panels & spine. There is a chip out of the top edge of the front panel. Unpaginated preliminaries and 99 & [2] pages. 4 full-page illustrations in red on a blue ground by Edward O'Brien, endpaper drawings by Merle Armitage & P. G. Napolitano and decorations in black reproducing Aztec, Hopi, Mayan & Navajo forms & figures. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

Limited edition of 1,500 copies designed by Merle Armitage. A stamp on the copyright page identifies this as "De Luxe Edition 1964".

Signed by Merle Armitage with his initials on the copyright page. Dust jacket present. 
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198 Atherton, Gertrude CALIFORNIA: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1914. 1914. Good 
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1914.. 1914.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on the spine & in gilt with a decorative gilt frame, a vignette & decorations stamped in gilt on the front cover. The top edge is gilt. The binding is lightly rubbed with some very light soiling & with 2 small black stains to the rear cover. The spine is slightly faded. ix, [ii], 329 & [1] pages. Illustrated with 23 black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece with a tissue guard. There is an owner's inscription on the flyleaf. There is a small area of staining to the bottom corners of the leaves in the first third of the book & the bottom edges of a few leaves are roughed with short tears & pieces out. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
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199 Austin, Mary; Moore, Justin Huntley; Stearns, Harold; et al. Hapgood, Norman; editor HARPER'S WEEKLY. March 21, 1914
New York: The McClure Publications, 1914. 1914. Good 
New York: The McClure Publications, 1914.. 1914.. Good. - Quarto [approximately 14 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial tan wrappers with a reproduction of a telegram from Woodrow Wilson on the front wrap and an ad for Oldsmobile on the rear wrap. The binding is rubbed, bumped & lightly chipped with creasing to the bottom corner of the front wrap. 32 pages. Black-and-white illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg, Guy Pene du Bois, Harriet Mead Olcott and others. The blind stamp of Edgewood Free Public Library is on the front wrap & on 1 page of the magazine. Good.

Among the contents of this issue are an article on free love by Mary Austin, "Some Remarks on The Income Tax" by Justin Huntley Moore, a "Personal Opinion of the President of China", Yun Shih-Kai, by a Chinese correspondent, and a piece on musical comedy by Harold Stearns. 
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200 Bacheller, Irving COMING UP THE ROAD: Memories of a North Country Boyhood
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: Publishers, (1928). (1928). Very good 
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: Publishers, (1928).. (1928).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in dw. The dw is chipped & soiled with small pieces out. 316 pp. The page edges are very slightly darkened. Very good in a good dw.

First edition.

Bacheller was born in 1859 into a New England family pioneering in the St. Lawrence Valley, north of the Adirondacks. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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