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21 (Benton, Thomas Hart). Huberman, Leo WE, THE PEOPLE: The Dream of America
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, (1947). (1947). Very good 
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, (1947).. (1947).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a color pictorial dust wrapper by Thomas Hart Benton. The head & tail of the spine are creased & slightly chipped. The dust jacket is slightly rubbed around the edges & very lightly chipped. xii & 372 pages. The striking pictorial color endpapers and the full-page and textual illustrations in black & white are by Thomas Hart Benton. Very good.

Book Find Club edition, revised and enlarged.

"The true, exciting, and sometimes tragic story of plain Americans--the people who cleared the land, turned the ground, built the factories, and struggled hard for existence and happiness. It is also the story of big business and the conflict between men and monopoly..." [From the dust wrapper copy]. This revised and enlarged edition adds a section on the years from 1932 to the time of publication, including consideration of Franklin D. Roosevelt's reforms. Thomas Hart Benton, an artist famous for his vision of American life, contributes the illustrations. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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22 (Bolton, Charles K.) CHRIST CHURCH / SALEM STREET, BOSTON / 1723: A Guide
Boston, Published by the Church, [circa 1930]. [circa 1930]. Good 
Boston, Published by the Church, [circa 1930].. [circa 1930].. Good. - Octavo, soft cover bound in blue wraps with a printed paper label mounted on the front cover. The wraps are rubbed & soiled with staining to the front wrap & label. The head of the spine is chipped & there is a tear to the tail. Unpaginated. Black-and-white frontispiece & black-and white illustrations. The endpapers are soiled. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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23 (Bolton, Herbert E.; Watson, Douglas S.) DRAKE'S PLATE OF BRASS: Evidence of His Visit to California in 1579
San Francisco, CA: California Historical Society, 1937. 1937. Very good 
San Francisco, CA: California Historical Society, 1937.. 1937.. Very good. - Large octavo, tan cloth with printed label on spine & color pictorial label on front cover. The covers are lightly bumped & very lightly soiled with slight fraying to the bottom corner of the front cover; the spine & label are slightly faded & rubbed. Title, [iii], 57 & [7] pp. plus colophon, partially unopened. The edges of the endpapers are darkened; 4 leaves have been rougly opened & there is slight soiling to the contents page. Illustrated in B&W with portrait frontispiece, 2 full-page illustrations & 4 plates, including 2 folding maps printed on tissue. Despite its flaws, a very nice copy.

Includes a bibliography of one hundred works relating to Sir Francis Drake, compiled by Eleanor Bancroft. 
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24 (Bowring, Charles W.; Tabor, Francis H.) A HISTORY OF ST. GEORGE'S SOCIETY OF NEW YORK FROM 1770 TO 1913
NY: St. George's Society of New York, 1913. 1913. Very good Signed
NY: St. George's Society of New York, 1913.. 1913.. Very good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on spine & in gilt with shield of St. George stamped in silver on front cover. The covers are bumped & rubbed with small, light stains; the spine is faded with the head & tail lightly chipped. 339 pp. Color frontispiece & numerous full-page B&W portraits. There is an owner's small stamp on the front endpaper, else the contents are very good.

Limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies, signed by Charles W. Bowring and Francis H. Tabor of the Society's committee.

St. George's was a charitable society run by and for Englishmen in New York City. 
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25 (Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences) THE TWELFTH YEAR BOOK OF THE BROOKLYN INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES. Founded 1824. Re-Chartered1824, 1843, 1862. The Present Charter Granted in 1890. 1899-1900. Containing the Names of Officers and Members, Copies of the Constitution and By-Laws, A Brief History of the Institute, an Account of the Work of 1899-1900, and a Copy of the Laws Relating Specifically to the Corporation
Brooklyn, NY: The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1900. 1900. Good 
Brooklyn, NY: The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1900.. 1900.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in black. The covers are bumped, rubbed & soiled with some staining to the rear cover & the bottom edge of the front cover. The spine is rubbed & somewhat faded with 3 tiny tears to the cloth of the front joint. 478 pages plus ads. Black-and-white illustrations. The ad pages are darkened. The edges of the text pages are slightly darkened & there is some light staining to the first illustration. Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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26 (Brown, John Carter) CATALOGUE OF THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY in Brown University / Providence, Rhode Island. Volume III: (1659-1674)
Providence, RI: John Carter Brown Library, 1931. 1931. Very good 
Providence, RI: John Carter Brown Library, 1931.. 1931.. Very good. - Large octavo, black cloth backed brown cloth titled in gilt on spine with device stamped in gilt on front cover. There is a light vertical crease to the lower half of the spine. Half-title, title, [1] leaf & 310 pages, unopened. Sepia-toned portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Near fine.

Volume three of this invaluable reference work, which was issued over a number of years. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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27 (Bunyan, Paul). Stevens, James PAUL BUNYAN
Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., (1925). (1925). Good 
Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., (1925).. (1925).. Good. - Octavo, tan cloth titled in dark green on spine & front cover. The covers are bumped & lightly soiled. Half-title, title, [2] ls. & 245 pp. The book is lightly cracked at the half-title. The inner edges of the endpapers are stained & there are 2 owners' ink names on the front endpaper. Illustrated in B&W with frontispiece, plates & tail-pieces from woodcuts by Allen Lewis. Good.

Later printing.

A collection of stories based on the author's research into the legends surrounding Paul Bunyan. 
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VINTAGE CIVIL WAR PERIOD ENGRAVED ADVERTISING CARD WITH AN ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF GENERAL BURNSIDE BY W.S. & A. MARTIEN OF PHILADELPHIA, (Burnside, General Ambrose)
28 (Burnside, General Ambrose) VINTAGE CIVIL WAR PERIOD ENGRAVED ADVERTISING CARD WITH AN ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF GENERAL BURNSIDE BY W.S. & A. MARTIEN OF PHILADELPHIA
Philadelphia: W. S. & A. Martien, (1864). (1864). Very good 
Philadelphia: W. S. & A. Martien, (1864).. (1864).. Very good. - sc A 4-1/8 inch high by 2-1/2 inch wide advertising card illustrated with an engraved portrait of General Burnside by W. S. & A. Martien of Philadelphia. The oval image depicts Civil War General Burnside in uniform from the chest up. His balding head framed by his heavy sideburns and mustache. Text printed on the verso advertises schoolbooks offered by a bookseller for the 1864 school year "Sidney S. Rider & Bro. / Booksellers, / No. 17 Westminster Street, / will sell / School Books of All Kinds, / To Scholars, at the / lowest wholesale prices, / For the Term commencing Monday, Sept. 12, 1864". The card is slightly soiled with minor creases to the corners. The boldly printed text on the verso shows through on the recto. Very good. 
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29 (Chew Family). COLONIAL AMERICAN DOCUMENTS including The declaration of Independence from The Chew Family Papers which will be sold on Thursday, April 1, 1982 at 7:00 p.m. (Catalog).
New York: Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., 1982. 1982. Very good 
New York: Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., 1982.. 1982.. Very good. - Quarto, dark blue paper covered boards titled in gilt on spine & front cover with a device stamped in gilt on each cover. The covers & head & tail of the spine are lightly bumped; there is light staining to the front board where a piece of scotch tape has been removed. 54 & [5] pp. B&W folding facsimile frontispiece & full-page & textual B&W facsimiles. The contents are near fine.

25 items are catalogued and described at length. A list of estimated prices is bound in at the rear and the prices realized have been noted in ink by each item. 
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30 (Chew Family). COLONIAL AMERICAN DOCUMENTS including The Declaration of Independence from The Chew Family Papers which will be sold on Thursday, April 1, 1982 at 7:00 p.m. (Catalogue).
New York: Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., 1982. 1982. Very good 
New York: Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., 1982.. 1982.. Very good. - Quarto, black paper covered boards titled in gilt on spine & front cover with device stamped in gilt on each cover. Bumped. 54, [1] leaf & [3] pp. B&W folding facsimile frontispiece & full-page & textual B&W facsimiles. The contents are near fine.

25 items are catalogued and described at length. A list of estimated prices is bound in. A printed list of prices realized is scotch taped to the front endpaper. 
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31 (Chicago World's Fair) VINTAGE 1893 CHICAGO WORLDS FAIR SPOON DEPICTING THE FISHERIES BUILDING
Chicago, Illinois, 1893. 1893. Very good 
Chicago, Illinois, 1893.. 1893.. Very good. - The 4-1/4 inch long spoon is adorned with a portrait (possibly Columbus) at the top between the dates of 1893 and 1492. "World's Fair City" is embossed along the handle and the Fisheries Building is depicted within the bowl. The spoon is tarnished and has both silver and copper hues. I can't make out the printing embossed on the back of the spoon's handle which has possibly been worn down by polishing over the years. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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32 (City of Bordentown) CHARTER OF THE CITY OF BORDENTOWN, / With Ordinances; / From Date of Incoporation, 1849 to 1882. Revised and Printed by Order of the Common Council
Bordertown, NJ: James D. Flynn, Printer, 1882. 1882. Good 
Bordertown, NJ: James D. Flynn, Printer, 1882.. 1882.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in plain tan wraps backed with brown tape. The wraps are rubbed, soiled & bumped with some light staining. There is a faded handwritten title on the front wrap & a short tear to the front edge of the rear wrap. 122 pages. The top page corners in the rear half of the book are lightly creased & there are tiny tears to the front edges of several rear leaves. There are a very few pencil markings & occasional light soiling. Good.

Scarce. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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33 (City of New York) THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK. Published Pursuant to an Order of Common Council, Passed June 14th 1819
New-York: Printed by Grattan and Banks, Corner of Nassau & Spruce Streets, 1819. 1819. Good 
New-York: Printed by Grattan and Banks, Corner of Nassau & Spruce Streets, 1819.. 1819.. Good. - Octavo, bound without original wraps into somewhat crude modern orange paper backed black paper covered boards with gilt-lettered paper labels on spine. The boards are lightly bumped & slightly warped with a tiny stain to the front board & some rippling to the paper of the rear board. The front joint & the labels are chipped & there is light staining to the head of the spine. Half-title, title, 114 & xxi pages. The half-title is soiled. There is scattered light foxing.

A scarce early reprint of this important document from 1730. 
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34 (Clay, Henry). O'Hanlon, John R HENRY CLAY: A Lecture, By John R. O'Hanlon
Circa, [1890]. [1890]. Fair 
Circa, [1890].. [1890].. Fair. - Small quarto [8 inches high by 5-3/4 inches], softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are soiled & stained with the corners lightly creased & with a short tear to the front edge of the front wrap. 21 pages. There are small stains to the bottom edges of the leaves & the top page corners are lightly creased. Good only.

Rare. There are no copies in WorldCat. 
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35 (Clay, Henry). Skinner, H. B THE CLAY MEMORIAL; OR THE DOMESTIC AND PUBLIC LIFE OF HENRY CLAY, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HIS LAST SICKNESS--DEATH, AND FUNERAL OBSEQUIES
Boston: n.p., 1852. 1852. Good 
Boston: n.p., 1852.. 1852.. Good. - 24mo, brown cloth (bumped & rubbed; small pieces out from head & tail of spine; cloth split along front joint); titled & decorated in gilt on spine with floral vignette in gilt within floral decorated frame stamped in blind on front cover; the same pattern stamped in blind on rear cover. 64pp. (owner's name & address discreetly penned on front endpaper). Illustrated with a portrait of Henry Clay. Good.

Scarce. Not in Sabin.

"In the preparation of this little work, the compiler has taken great pains to present the friends of Henry Clay with an accurate sketch of the prominent events of his public life, his last sickness, death and funeral obsequies, as a memorial of this great statesman, and to present it in so attractive a form that it will be sought for as an offering of friendship, and as an ornament to the parlor table...." -- From the author's Introduction. 
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36 (Cleland, Robert Glass) LOS ANGELES: THE TRANSITION DECADES, 1850-70: An Exhibition
(San Marino, CA: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1937). 1937). Fine 
(San Marino, CA: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1937).. 1937).. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed golden yellow wrappers. The wraps are slightly darkened along the spine. 25 pages. Illustrated with facsimiles in gray & black, including a double-page map. Near fine.

Robert Cleland Glass incorporates the items in the exhibition into an account of the history of Los Angeles during this period. 
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37 (Cobbett, William; 1763-1835) THE BLOODY BUOY, Thrown out as a warning to the political pilots of America; or, a faithful relation of a multitude of acts of horrid barbarity, such as the eye never witnessed, the tongue never expressed, or the imagination conceived, until the commencement of The French Revolution. ... By Peter Porcupine
Philadelphia: Printed for, and sold by, Benjamin Davies, No. 68 High-street, and William Cobbett, No. 25, North Second-street, 1 1796. Good 
Philadelphia: Printed for, and sold by, Benjamin Davies, No. 68 High-street, and William Cobbett, No. 25, North Second-street, 1796.. 1796.. Good. - 12mo, full contemporary speckled calf with raised bands and gilt- lettered leather labels on the spine. The covers and the blanks are detached. A piece is missing from the lower portion of the spine. Pages [i]-xii, [15]-362, illustrated with 3 [of 4] plates, including a frontispiece engraved by James Smither. Lacking one plate. There is some scattered light foxing throughout and occasional minor staining. The top corners of the preliminary blank leaves are darkened and chipped and there is some minor darkening to the top corner of the frontispiece and first few leaves. Good.

The second edition, with additional notes and a copious appendix.

From the important collection of Roderick Terry, with his attractive bookplate mounted on the front pastedown. The Bibliophile Dr. Roderick Terry (1848-1933) collected Washington Irving memorabilia, among other subjects. His collection was sold by his son in a series of auctions hosted by New York's Anderson Galleries in 1934-35. The book being offered here was not part of those sales.

The engraver of the frontispiece, James Smither (d. 1800), was said to have engraved ornamented guns in London. He also advertised himself as performing all manner of engraving work, including works in gold, silver, copper, etc. He settled in Philadelphia in 1767. A Loyalist, he was accused of High treason in 1778 and left with the British Army, opening business in New York. He returned to Philadelphia in 1786.

William Cobbett's "The Bloody Buoy" is "a lurid account of atrocities alleged to have been committed by the revolutionaries in France: it repeats the most grisly stories of the French emigres. The first edition, embellished by four gruesome engravings (omitted from the English editions), was published in February 1796 by Benjamin Davies.... The Bloody Buoy was one of the most successful of Cobbett's publications. He issued it in a second edition from his shop." -- M.L. Pearl's "William Cobbett: A Bibliographical Account of His Life and Times" item #14.

The English pamphleteer, farmer, journalist and radical politician, William Cobbett (1763-1835) believed in reforming Parliament and sought to end poverty for farm-laborers. Fleeing England following his attempts to expose corrupt military officers, he taught English to Frenchmen in the United States and translated works from French into English. His anti-estiblishment sentiments drove him to write pamphlets which brought him into conflict with Dr. Benjamin Rush and thus forcing him to flee once again, this time back to England. At first a supporter of the Tories, he soon became a radical. He published the Parliamentary Debates and ran unsuccessfully for office. He was arrested and sentenced to Newgate prison for Treasonous Libel following his published objections to the public flogging of local militiamen, which were printed in The Register in 1810. He returned to the newspaper business after his release. As the taxes on newspapers were now so high that few could afford them, Cobbett began publishing his Political Register as a pamphlet for half the price. The popularity of his journal among the working class made him a dangerous man and, following the passage of the Power of Imprisonment Bill in 1817, Cobbett learned that the goverment planned to arrest him for sedition. Fleeing yet again to the United States, he lived on a farm in Long Island and wrote his "Grammar of the English Language". Returning to England in 1819, he continued publishing his politically controversial works. Once again charged with seditious libel, Cobbett conducted his own defence so successfully that he swayed the jury which failed to convict him. He finally won a parliamentary seat, that of Oldham, in 1832 and was able to fight government corruption from within. First Edition. 
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38 (Congress of the United States). "ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST [AND SECOND] SESSION OF THE EIGHTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Begun and Held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the Seventeenth of October, In the Year 1803, and of the Independence of the United States, the Twenty Eighth". [Bound in]: THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. VOLUME VII.
Washington City: Printed and Published by Duane and Son, 1806. 1806. Good Signed
Washington City: Printed and Published by Duane and Son, 1806.. 1806.. Good. AN EARLY CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE TREATY - Octavo, 8-1/2 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide. Leather-bound hardcover. Bound in tan calf with a gilt-titled red leather label on the spine. The covers are rubbed, scuffed and stained with damage to the leather on the covers and spine. Numbers are penned in ink on the spine in an early hand. The pagination is as follows: Pages [1]-214 & [i]-vi, [1] page, pages [223]- 356 & [i]-v, and pages [1]-34 comprising the index. Ex-library, de- acquisitioned by the "Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College" with their bookplate mounted over an earlier "Calliopean Society" bookplate on the front pastedown above a number roughly penned in ink. The hinges are cracked. The pages are toned with some occasional soiling and staining and with some very minor damage or chipping to the bottom of a few pages. Good.

These acts passed at the First and Second Session of the Eighth Congress include an early Congressional printing of the Louisiana Purchase treaty (pages 167-180) together with the convention for payment of the money due on the purchase (pages 178-183) and the convention for settlement of old claims (pages 183-195). These 3 documents are printed in English and in French and were each signed on April 30, 1803 in Paris.

Also printed in the first session are treaties with several Indian tribes, including the Kas Kas Kia Tribe and the Choctaw nation.

The Second Session includes: An act for further providing for the government of the territory of Orleans; An act to authorise the erection of a bridge in the town of Brooklyn, New York; An act further providing for the government of the district of Louisiana; and The Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution providing the procedure for electing the President and Vice President as ratified by the States in 1804.

RARE. Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. WorldCat locates only 5 copies. 
Price: 500.00 USD

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39 (Copeland's Confectionery) VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH OF "COPELAND'S OLD CONFECTIONERY SHOP, EAST SIDE OF COURT, BETWEEN BRATTLE AND HANOVER STREETS", IN BOSTON
Circa [1880]. [1880]. Very good 
Circa [1880].. [1880].. Very good. - sc - A vintage black & white photograph, approximately 5-1/2 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide, inlaid within a larger sheet of cream stock, 10-5/8 inches high by 7 inches wide. The edges of the mount are slightly darkened. Near fine.

Titled in the photograph under the image. The photograph depicts the corner facade of Copeland's old Confectionery Shop in Boston. 
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DEALERS CHOICE, OR, BACK-TO-BACK BITING: Featuring the World's Most Exciting Egomaniacs in a Marvelous Musical of Messianic Mummery and Mystery: Showing Sinners, Sycophants, Suckers, and Sleuths Saving Civilization with Sound; or, Find the Joker! : dealt off the bottom of a hot deck, in three acts at Hotel Ten Eyck, Albany, March 9, 1944., (Costello, Jerry). (Dewey, Thomas E.; Smith, Alfred E.; McGinnies, Joseph A.; Farley, James A. "Jim"; Gannett, Frank; Dunnigan, John; Fearon, George; Wicks, Arthur H.; Steingut, Irwin; Hanley, Joseph R.; Stephens, Daniel Mallory; Ives, Irving Mc
40 (Costello, Jerry). (Dewey, Thomas E.; Smith, Alfred E.; McGinnies, Joseph A.; Farley, James A. "Jim"; Gannett, Frank; Dunnigan, John; Fearon, George; Wicks, Arthur H.; Steingut, Irwin; Hanley, Joseph R.; Stephens, Daniel Mallory; Ives, Irving Mc DEALERS CHOICE, OR, BACK-TO-BACK BITING: Featuring the World's Most Exciting Egomaniacs in a Marvelous Musical of Messianic Mummery and Mystery: Showing Sinners, Sycophants, Suckers, and Sleuths Saving Civilization with Sound; or, Find the Joker! : dealt off the bottom of a hot deck, in three acts at Hotel Ten Eyck, Albany, March 9, 1944.
[Albany, NY]: [Legislative Correspondents' Association], [1944]. [1944]. Good Signed
WONDERFUL POLITICAL SATIRE SIGNED BY 15 SIGNIFICANT NEW YORK POLITICIANS & NEWSPAPERMEN, INCLUDING THOMAS E. DEWEY & AL SMITH - Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in pictorial glossy paper mounted on linen backed by a red cloth spine, with a color cover caricature illustration by Jerry Costello portraying President Franklin D. Roosevelt, holding aces with billions at stake, playing cards with Mussolini, Stalin, Chiang Kai Shek and Winston Churchill. The covers are lightly soiled with some minor spotting or foxing and creasing. There is a heavier crease to the top corner of the rear cover with a fine pencil sketch in an unknown hand. A 19 page program for the Legislative Correspondents' Association's annual dinner, opening with a "Roll of Honor" listing Association members serving in the armed services. The program includes the menu for the dinner, a list of toasts, a cast list for each of the skits, the lyrics to the songs (most of which are satirical parodies written for the event) and a list of officers. Included among these are such songs as "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Albany's Full O'Memories", "Poor Jim", "We Wish We Had a Governor!", and so on with skits titled "Probers at Large", "Inspect and Retrospect" and "Chicago Burns Again". There is some light soiling throughout with a spot of browning to the top edge of several pages. There is a vertical crease along the inner edge of the first 2 leaves and heavy creases to the top corner of the last page. Good.

The original program for the Legislative Correspondents' Association's annual dinner with a cover illustration by Jerry Costello.

The cartoonist Jerry Costello (1897-1971) worked as an editorial cartoonist for newspapers such as the "Scranton Daily News", the "Scranton Republican", the "Philadelphia Press", and the "New York Herald" among others from 1915 through 1921. He was editorial cartoonist for "The Knickerbocker News" in Albany from 1922 through 1962 and his cartoons were syndicated by the Gannett Corporation and appeared in many newspapers throughout the country. Costello created 3 comic strips and was a pioneer in movie animation. When Al Smith ran for President in 1928, Costello published "The Life of Al Smith: Told in Forty-Eight Pictures".

The program is inscribed to Seymour Halpern and SIGNED by:

Thomas E. Dewey (1902-1971). Governor of New York from 1943 to 1955. In 1944 he was the Republican candidate for President, losing to FDR. He lost to Truman in the 1948 upset.

Nathaniel Goldstein (1896-1981), who served as New York's Attorney General under Thomas Dewey from 1943-1954.

Alfred E. ("Al") Smith (1873-1944) was a 4-term Governor of New York. Democratic candidate for President in 1928, he lost in a landslide to Herbert Hoover.

Joseph A. McGinnies (1861-1945). Irish-born grape grower. He was a member of the New York State Assembly between 1916 and 1935. He was Speaker from 1925 to 1934.

James A. ("Jim") Farley (1888-1976). Irish Catholic politician who served as Postmaster General under Roosevelt. He managed FDR's Presidential campaigns in 1932 and 1936.

Frank Gannett (1876-1957). American publisher who founded the media corporation Gannett Company. The company eventually included 22 daily newspapers, 4 radio stations and 3 TV stations.

John Dunnigan, the NY State Senate majority leader.

George Fearon (1883-1976). NY assemblyman from 1916-1920 and a member of the State Senate from 1921-1936. He was President pro tempore of the Senate from 1931 to 1932.

Arthur H. Wicks (1887-1985). Member of the New York State Senate from 1927 to 1956.

Irwin Steingut (1893-1952) At the time of his death, he had served as a New York assemblyman longer than anyone in history. Steingut was the de facto leader of the Brooklyn Democratic party and was a key legislative ally of Governors Roosevelt and Herbert Lehman.

Joseph R. Hanley (1876-1961). Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1943 to 1950.

Daniel Mallory Stephens (1893-1961). He was a member of the New York State assembly from Patterson, NY.

Irving McNeil Ives (1896-1962). He served as a U.S. Senator from New York from 1947 to 1954. He was a liberal Republican who specialized in labor and Civil Rights legislation.

Irving Lehman (1876-1945). Chief judge of he New York Court of Appeals from 1940 until his death in 1945. He had served as a justice of the court from 1924.

We were unable to decipher the one remaining signature.

The program is inscribed to the Queens, New York Republican politician Seymour Halpern (1913-1997). Halpern 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. 
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