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181 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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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182 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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183 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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184 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.
185 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.
186 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.
187 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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188 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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189 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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190 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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191 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. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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192 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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193 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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194 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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195 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. 
Price: 17.50 USD

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196 Baker, George H GOOD AND BAD MONEY: The Real Issue of the Presidential Campaign. A Railroad Man's Address to Railroad Men. (Cover title)
Published by the author, [1896]. [1896]. Good 
Published by the author, [1896].. [1896].. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The wraps are nearly detached & their edges are darkened. The rear wrap is lightly soiled & there is a black stain with 2 small, light stains to the front wrap. 16 pages. Illustrated with 3 graphs. There are stains to the inside front wrap & the bottom edges of the first 2 leaves. The front edges of the leaves are lightly creased. There is a light paper-clip mark to the top edges of the wraps & to the top edge of each leaf. Good working copy.

The United States presidential election of November 1896, which saw Republican William McKinley defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan, was considered by historians to be one of the most dramatic in American history. Many at the Democratic Convention supported the Populist Party's free silver ideas and the convention repudiated President Grover Cleveland and his gold standard policies. This left the convention with no obvious sucessor to Cleveland until William Jennings Bryan made his great "Cross of Gold" speech, in which he made a passionate defense of farmers and factory workers struggling to survive the economic depression and called for reform of the monetary system and an end to the gold standard. George Baker's pamphlet is an attack on the proposed silver money.

Scarce. 
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ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY U.S. SECRETARY OF WAR NEWTON D. BAKER., Baker, Newton D. (1871-1937). American politician who served as U.S. Secretary of War from 1916 to 1921.
197 Baker, Newton D. (1871-1937). American politician who served as U.S. Secretary of War from 1916 to 1921. ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY U.S. SECRETARY OF WAR NEWTON D. BAKER.
November 26, 1929. 1929. Good Signed
November 26, 1929.. 1929.. Good. - An original sepia-toned 8-1/4 inch high by 5-5/8 inch wide photograph inscribed and signed at bottom left: "To Seymour Halpern / with - Good Wishes / Newton D. Baker". There are a few glue marks to the edges of the photograph & its corners have been clipped, cutting off a few letters of the date. Good.

Baker is photographed at head-and-shoulders length, wearing a dark pin-striped suit and tie and round glasses.

Newton Diehl Baker [1871-1937] was an American lawyer, politician and government official. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912-1915 and as U.S. Secretary of War under Woodrow Wilson from 1916 to 1921.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
Price: 85.00 USD

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198 Ballentine, George AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ENGLISH SOLDIER IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY. By George Ballentine. Edited by William H. Goetzmann
Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Christmas, 1986. 1986. Fine 
Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Christmas, 1986.. 1986.. Fine. - Small octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine with a device in gilt on the front cover. lxxxiv & 354 pages, illustrated with a frontispiece, several black & white plates and a double-page color map. Near fine.

The Lakeside Classics, printed by The Lakeside Press.

A history of America's war with Mexico. Animosity between the United States and Mexico heightened subsequent to Texas being admitted to the Union on December 29, 1845. This act was one of the factors which led to the declaration of war on May 13, 1846. "The text is the autobiography of George Ballentine, a Scotsman, who emigrated to America expecting to use his skills as a weaver. Unable to find work in New York City, he enlists in the United States Army and in less than two years becomes part of General Winfield Scott's invasion force that lands at Vera Cruz and fights its way to the Mexican capital and war's end." -- Excerpted from the Publisher's Preface. 
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MONTHLY RECORD OF THE FIVE POINTS OF INDUSTRY. Vol. XXXIII No. 9. January, 1890., Barnard, William F.; Superintendent.
199 Barnard, William F.; Superintendent. MONTHLY RECORD OF THE FIVE POINTS OF INDUSTRY. Vol. XXXIII No. 9. January, 1890.
(New York: Five Points House of Industry), 1890. 1890. Good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial blue wraps with an illustration of the Five Points House of Industry building on the front cover and an ad for Bradbury Pianos on the rear cover. The binding is lightly creased & slightly darkened around the edges. There is a short tear to the front edge of the front cover. Pages [133]-148. There are small areas of light staining to pages 145-148. There is a tiny tear to the front edge of the first page. Good.

This post-holiday issue contains seasonal items, verses, listing of donors and reports on the children being served. On page 145 there is a short article on the work of social reformer, journalist and photographer Jacob Riis, noting his interest in crime and criminals and praising him for publicizing "the dark side of New York life" and the rescue work done by Christian philanthropists through his lectures and photographs.

In 1851 Lewis M. Pease was originally appointed as the first Head Missionary of the New York Ladies' Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church which aimed to respond to the rampant crime and prostitution in the area. Disagreements over the best approach to these problems led Pease to leave this post in and to form a new institution which would become the Five Points House of Industry. This institution, while aiming to imbue those in its care with the "pure principles of Christianity", took a more practical approach to assisting the destitute by providing employment, protection and instruction and, in particular, partial or total support for children and others unable to work towards supporting themselves. The facilities provided included a farm school, a woman's working house, a free medicine dispensary, public bathrooms, a boarding house and a children's school. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO ARTHUR SOHMER, FORMER CHIEF-OF-STAFF OF VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW, SIGNED BY U.S. SENATOR DEWEY FOLLETT BARTLETT, SR., Bartlett, Dewey Follett, Sr. (1919-1979). Oklahoma Governor and Senator.
200 Bartlett, Dewey Follett, Sr. (1919-1979). Oklahoma Governor and Senator. AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO ARTHUR SOHMER, FORMER CHIEF-OF-STAFF OF VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW, SIGNED BY U.S. SENATOR DEWEY FOLLETT BARTLETT, SR.
Washington, DC: February 2, 1977. 1977. Very good Signed
Washington, DC: February 2, 1977.. 1977.. Very good. - 38 words typed on a cream sheet of United States Senate letterhead, 8 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide, printed in raised lettering in blue with Bartlett's name at top left & a gilt seal above the address. Signed "Dewey". Folded twice for mailing. Together with the typed mailing envelope. Near fine.

Bartlett writes to Art Sohmer, former chief-of- staff of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, thanking him for sending his wishes for Bartlett's good health. "I'm feeling fine, and should resume my Senate duties in a few weeks".

Dewey Follett Bartlett, Sr. (1919-1979) was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1978. He did not run for reelection to the Senate that year and he died of the disease in March 1979. Bartlett served as the 19th Governor of Oklahoma from 1967 to 1971. He was the first Roman Catholic elected to that position in the state. He was defeated for reelection in 1970. In 1972 he was elected to the U.S. Senate and served one term. 
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