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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.
201 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. 
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202 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.
203 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.
204 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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205 Bass, Ric; Flores, Dan; Beer, Ralph. Johnson, Denis; Chatham, Russell; Smith, Annick; et al WHERE WE LIVE: The Best of Big Sky Journal. Volume 1
Bozeman, MT: Spring Creek Publishing, 1997. 1997. 0965333620 / 9780965333627 Fine 
Bozeman, MT: Spring Creek Publishing, 1997.. 1997.. Fine. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt with a color illustration mounted on the front cover. The book is housed in black cloth slipcase with a rectangular keyhole in its front panel revealing the cover illustration. The slipcase is lightly rubbed. viii, 251 & [1] pages. Near fine.

First edition.

Fiction and essays relating to the countryside, the great outdoors and outdoor pursuits with sections on Ranches and Rodeos, Saloons, Hunting and Fishing and Rivers of the Big Sky. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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206 Bass, Rick WINTER: NOTES FROM MONTANA
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. 1991. Fine Signed
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.. 1991.. Fine. SIGNED BY RICK BASS - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. Half- title, title, [4] leaves & 162 pages. Illustrated in black & white with drawings by Elizabeth Hughes. Near fine.

First edition.

Signed by Rick Bass on the title page.

The author, a writer, petroleum geologist and environmental activist, celebrates a winter spent in a tiny community in a remote valley of Montana--the last valley in the state without electricity. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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207 Beaman, Libby LIBBY: The Sketches, Letters & Journal of Libby Beaman, Recorded in the Pribilof Islands 1879-1880 / as Presented by her Granddaughter Betty John
Tulsa, OK: Council Oak Books (1987). (1987). Very good 
Tulsa, OK: Council Oak Books (1987).. (1987).. Very good. - Tall octavo [12-1/4 inches by 7-1/2 inches], printed tan boards backed with rust brown cloth & titled in gilt on the spine with a label mounted on the front board. There is light soiling to the cloth & the label & the spine is faded. There is a small tear to the top corner of the rear board. 201 & [4] pages plus colophon. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

Second printing.

In the 1870s, when Elizabeth [Libby] DuBois Beaman sailed to St. Paul Island with her husband, she became the first non- native American to set foot on the Pribilofs. 
Price: 12.50 USD

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AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, in regard to not having received money from Joseph Greene of Waymouth., Belcher, Andrew.
208 Belcher, Andrew. AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, in regard to not having received money from Joseph Greene of Waymouth.
Boston, 1705. 1705. Very good Signed
- Approximately 40 words penned on a 3-5/8 inch high by 4-3/4 inch wide sheet of creamy white paper, the note addressed to Increase Robinson is dated March 5, "1705/6" and signed "And. Belcher". Once folded, with some slight offsetting at left and minor ink smudges at the top, the note is inlaid in a 10-7/8 inch high by 7-1/2 inch wide cream paper mat. Very good.

There is an Andrew Belcher of this period who was a leading ship owner controlling the grain supply of Boston. He was highly successful in trade, sometimes violating the Navigation Acts, and purportedly doing business with pirates. As the largest grain merchant in New England he garnered an appointment as commissary to British forces fighting the French and Indians in Canada. To supply the British, he sold the grain to himself as commissary, netting a substantial profit. He hoarded the grain, depleting the supply of flour and bread in Boston, pushing up the price of bread.

A RARE autograph. 
Price: 350.00 USD

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209 Bellin, Jacques Nicholas OLD MAPS OF THE WORLD. SET I: NORTH AMERICA. Featuring maps produced in 1757
Cleveland, OH: Bloch and Company, 1959. 1959. Fine Signed
Cleveland, OH: Bloch and Company, 1959.. 1959.. Fine. - Quarto, red buckram titled in gilt on spine. There are a few tiny black marks to the front cover. Title, 1 leaf & 10 plates printed in black on light tan stock. Fine.

Facsimiles of 10 maps produced by Bellin in 1757. Inscribed by the publisher. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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210 Bennett, John W NORTHERN PLAINSMEN: Adaptive Strategy and Agrarian Life
Chicago, IL: Aldine Publishing Company, (1971). (1971). Very good 
Chicago, IL: Aldine Publishing Company, (1971).. (1971).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial red, black & white wraps. The wraps are very lightly rubbed & the spine is sunned. xvi, [1] leaf & 352 pages. The top corners of the last 2 leaves are creased. 12 pages of black-and- white illustrations. Very good.

A title in the series "Worlds of Man: Studies in Cultural Ecology", edited by Walter Goldschmidt. An anthropological/ecological study of how four distinct social groups--the Indians, the ranchers, the farmers and the Hutterites--adapted to the environment of the Canadian Great Plains. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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211 Bertland, Dennis A.; Valence, Patricia M.; and Woodling, Russell J THE MINISINK: A chronicle of one of America's first and last frontiers
(Stroudsburg, PA: Board of Commissioners of Monroe County, (1975). (1975). Very good 
(Stroudsburg, PA: Board of Commissioners of Monroe County, (1975).. (1975).. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial pink & black wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with a small, light stain to the front wrap. xii & 196 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations with a folding black-and-white chart laid in. There is an owner's ink name at the top of the first leaf. Very good.

Prepared for the four-county task force of the Tocks Island Dam Project and jointly published by representatives of the four counties: Monroe County and Pike County, Pennsylvania; and Sussex County and Warren County, New Jersey.

The report chronicles the history of the area of the Upper Delaware River Valley known as the Minisink, from prehistoric Native American sites to the mid-seventies. This includes an account of an original community named by the "Original People", the Lenni Lenape Indian, a locale which had been coveted and fought over for centuries. The purpose was to make inhabitants of the counties aware of their heritage in the face of the immediate threat of impoundment by the federally proposed Tocks Island Reservoir Project, which would flood the most important part of this historic area. 
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212 Berton, Pierre KLONDIKE: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush
Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart Limited, 1958. 1958. Good 
Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart Limited, 1958.. 1958.. Good. - Octavo, cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed and the spine with its gilt titling & gilt vignette is faded. viii, 457 & xix pages plus [1] leaf & colophon. Illustrated with 2 black-and-white maps, 1 of them double-page. There is occasional minor soiling or staining. Good.

First Canadian edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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213 Bigelow, Timothy AN ORATION, PRONOUNCED AT CAMBRIDGE, BEFORE THE [PHI BETA KAPPA], AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING ON THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1796. It being the day following the Public Commencement
Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, 1797. 1797. Fair 
Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, 1797.. 1797.. Fair. - Octavo, 8-7/8 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, stitched self- wraps. 13 [of 15] pages, decorated with a woodcut initial and head-piece. Lacking the half-title. The edges of the title page are soiled. The last leaf is detached with spotting to the bottom edge. The edges of the pages are chipped and there is some occasional foxing. Fair.

First edition. In this oration on the rule of law and government, Thomas Bigelow draws analogies between the fraternity he is addressing and the Masonic establishment and encourages free communication and the dissemination of knowledge.

The American lawyer, Timothy Bigelow (1767-1821) studied at Harvard University before practicing law in Massachusetts. He opened an office in Boston in 1807 and is said to have argued 15,000 cases in court. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science and served as Massachusetts Speaker of the House several times between 1805 and 1820 and was one of the delegates from Massachusetts to the Hartford Convention. First Edition. 
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214 Bimba, Anthony THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS
NY: International Publishers, (1937). (1937). Good 
NY: International Publishers, (1937).. (1937).. Good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in black on spine. The binding is lightly soiled. The covers are lightly bumped & the spine is somewhat faded. 385 pp. There is occasional light soiling. Good.

Fifth printing. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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215 Binns, Archie THE ROARING LAND
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, (1942). (1942). Good 
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, (1942).. (1942).. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is rubbed, chipped & dampstained with several tears repaired with scotch tape. 284 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece. There is a gift inscription and an owner's ink name & address & book label on the front pastedown. There is a narrow strip of dark glue staining the bottom edge of the front and rear endpapers, resulting in some sticking of these to the pastedowns. The rear endpaper is lightly creased. There is a band of lighter staining across the middle of each of the endpapers, as well as the half-title & a rear blank. Good in a fair dust wrapper.

A publisher's note on the leaf following the half-title reads: "This copy of The Roaring Land is one of a special Washington State Edition autographed by the author." Archie Binns' signature appears below the notice. Binns tells the story of the exploration and development of the American Northwest. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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216 Bishop, Joseph Bucklin A CHRONICLE OF ONE HUNDRED & FIFTY YEARS: The Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York 1768-1918
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918. 1918. Very good 
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918.. 1918.. Very good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on spine & front cover; t.e.g. The binding is lightly rubbed & the covers are lightly bumped. xvi, [1] leaf & 310 pp., partially unopened. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece & B&W plates.There is a short tear to the front edge of 1 plate where the leaves have been roughly opened. Very good.

First edition.

From the library of W. B. Cogswell of Syracuse, N.Y. with his name and the date April 27, 1918 stamped on the endpapers and flyleaf, and with his name stamped in gilt on the front cover. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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217 Bissell, Richard JULIA HARRINGTON / Winnebago, Iowa / 1913
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, (1969). (1969). Very good 
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, (1969).. (1969).. Very good. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], cloth, in a price- clipped dust wrapper. The covers are lightly bumped with the extremities slightly faded. The top edges of the dust jacket flaps are darkened & there is a piece out of the top edge of the rear panel. [iv] & 84 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white by the author. Very good. Fictional memories of the life of a rwelve-year-old girl in a small Iowa town. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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218 Bland, Richard A FRAGMENT ON THE PISTOLE FEE, Claimed by the Governor of Virginia, 1753. Edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford
Brooklyn, NY: Historical Printing Club, 1891. 1891. Good 
Brooklyn, NY: Historical Printing Club, 1891.. 1891.. Good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are darkened & chipped with a tear to the bottom edge of the front wrap & with small pieces out. 42 pages, unopened. The front edges of the title & of 4 other leaves are chipped. Good.

Number 139 of a limited edition of 250 copies.

A title in the series Winnowings in American History. Virginia Tracts No. 1. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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219 Blay, John S AFTER THE CIVIL WAR: A Pictorial Profile of America from 1865 to 1900
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1960). (1960). Good 
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1960).. (1960).. Good. - Quarto, cloth, in a price-clipped dust wrapper. There are 2 tiny white stains to the tail of the spine. The dust jacket is soiled & chipped with short tears to the edges & pieces out of the top edge. There is staining to the bottom edge of the rear panel & a sticker has been removed from the front flap. The titling on the dust jacket spine is faded. [vii] & 312 pages. There is a glue stain on the front endpaper where the sticker has been removed from the dust jacket flap. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. Very good in a fair dust wrapper.

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

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220 Blunt, Edmund CAPE ANN HARBOUR. Surveyed by the Rev. C. Felch & W. T. Mallone Esq. in 1819, by direction of Comr. Wm. Bainbridge, USN. (Map)
New York: E. & G. W. Blunt, [1841]. [1841]. Very good 
New York: E. & G. W. Blunt, [1841].. [1841].. Very good. - sc Small quarto. Black-and-white copperplate engraving, 8-5/8 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide, printed on a sheet of stock 10-3/8 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide. The left edge has been slightly trimmed. There are a few small, very light stains to the map with a small, darker stain to the bottom margin. The top margin is slightly darkened. There are 3 light horizontal creases where the map has been folded. Very good.

This sea chart is from Edmund Blunt's "American Coast Pilot", which was first published, without plates, in Newburyport, Mass. in 1796. The first edition with maps was published in 1804 and this chart first appeared in the fourteenth edition of the book. Blunt was a leading figure in modern navigation. The chart was engraved by Hatch after Blunt's drawing. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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