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Image for TYPED LETTER SIGNED by JOHN V. LINDSAY as MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY,   thanking Manhattan City Center Producer JEAN DALRYMPLE.

TYPED LETTER SIGNED by JOHN V. LINDSAY as MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY, thanking Manhattan City Center Producer JEAN DALRYMPLE.

By: Lindsay, John V. (1921-2000). U.S. Congressman (1959-1965) and Mayor of New York City (1966-1973).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, November 1. 1973.: 1973.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36873

Condition: Fine


- Approximately 50 words typed on 8-1/4 inch high by 5-1/4 inch wide "The City of New York / Office of the Mayor" stationery with the City's seal embossed in gilt at the top. "Just a brief 'thank you' for your great contribution to City Center's 30th Anniversary Fanfare Gala...." Signed "John". Folded twice for mailing. Fine, with the original mailing envelope. John Vliet Lindsay [1921-2000] was an American politician, lawyer and broadcaster. He was a U.S. Congressman from New York from 1959 to 1965 and Mayor of New York City from 1966-1973. In 1971 he switched from ... View more info

Image for PORTRAIT SKETCH OF FASCINATING  "AFRICAN BLACK JEW" IMPOSTOR BATA LOBAGOLA INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HIM.

PORTRAIT SKETCH OF FASCINATING "AFRICAN BLACK JEW" IMPOSTOR BATA LOBAGOLA INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HIM.

By: LoBagola, Bata. (1877-1947). Born Joseph Lee in Baltimore, LoBagola posed as a "Black Jew" from Africa, regaling audiences with pseudo-biographical stories.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: March 28th, 1930.: 1930.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36658

Condition: Very good


- Blue pencil sketch of Bata LoBagola signed "Halpern / 1930" on a 7-3/8 inch high by 3-1/2 inch piece of card . Inscribed and signed across the base of the portrait: "Most sincerely yours / Bata Kindai Amgoza ibn LoBagola / March 28th / 1930". The bottom edge of the card is lightly creased and there is a glue stain across he top edge of the verso where the card has been removed from an album. Very good. Bata Kindai Amgoza ibn LoBagola [1877-1947] was born Joseph Lee in Baltimore. This fascinating impostor claimed to be a black Jew from Africa. He is described in a tour brochur... View more info

Image for TYPED LETTER SIGNED with an AUTOGRAPH NOTE. A diatribe against the news media accusing the New York press of being "socialist and bolshevist propagandists" by President Hoover's friend, the right wing journalist George Lockwood Browning.

TYPED LETTER SIGNED with an AUTOGRAPH NOTE. A diatribe against the news media accusing the New York press of being "socialist and bolshevist propagandists" by President Hoover's friend, the right wing journalist George Lockwood Browning.

By: Lockwood, George Browning (1872-1932).

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., January 21, 1931.: 1931.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 35084

Condition: Good


- Over 650 words typed on two pages of 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide "National Republic" stationery. In his letter to Robert Caldwell Patton, the editor of "The Patriotic Digest", Lockwood foreshadows current politically charged criticism of the Press. He bemoans the "unfriendly attitude of the New York daily press toward enemies of revolutionary communism..." paraphrasing Samuel Gompers in stating that "the metropolitan press is worm-eaten with bolshevist propagandists and immature editors and reporters susceptible to the blandishments of anti-American influences... View more info

A NEGRO'S FAITH IN AMERICA

By: Logan, Spencer

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY: The Macmillan Company, (1946).: (1946).

Seller ID: 524

Condition: Good


NY: The Macmillan Company, (1946).. (1946).. Good. - 8vo, dark blue cloth (bumped) titled in white, in dw (rubbed & lightly chipped; dw spine faded; rear panel spotted; price-clipped). vi, [ii] & 88 pp. (light staining to endpapers). Good. First edition.In his Preface, Staff Sergeant Spencer Logan writes: "This book is about my belief in America and my faith in the willingness of her people to accept the moral obligations of a democratic way of life....The Negro...wants to give of his best to the future of his country and to add his racial industry to the welfare of all. America has ... View more info

THE LEAGUE OF STATES

By: Lossing, Benson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York: Charles B. Richardson, 1863.: 1863.

Seller ID: 28329

Condition: Fair


New York: Charles B. Richardson, 1863.. 1863.. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The binding is soiled & chipped with pieces out of the corners & edges of the wraps & with the top edge of the front wrap darkened. The spine is perished & the wraps are partially detached. 28 pages. The page corners are chipped. Good reading copy. First edition.The publisher aims to disseminate the historical facts about the doctrine of "'Supreme State Sovereignty', deceptively called 'States Rights'...the foundation upon which the Rebels rest their claim for justification in pass... View more info

Image for A ONE-AND-A-QUARTER PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by ABIEL ABBOT LOW regarding the naming of the "Franklin Building" in Brooklyn.

A ONE-AND-A-QUARTER PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by ABIEL ABBOT LOW regarding the naming of the "Franklin Building" in Brooklyn.

By: Low, Abiel Abbot (1811-1883). Merchant in the China trade. A.A. Low & Brothers.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Jan. 8, 1887.: 1887.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 31477

Condition: Very good


- Over 75 words penned on both sides of an 8 inch high by 5 inch wide sheet of A.A. Low's personal 31 Burling Slip buff white stationery with attached blank leaf. In his letter addressed to Mr. Davenport at the Garfield Building (which was also one of the buildings which A.A. Low developed in Brooklyn) Low mentions the possibility of naming the building located at 186 Remsen Street which would house the Franklin Trust Company after that institution: "I have asked Mr. [____?] if it would suit him, or it will not, to have the edifice called 'The Franklin Building'". Signed "Respectfu... View more info

FIVE YEARS A DRAGOON ('49 to '54) / And Other Adventures on the Great Plains. With an introduction and notes by Don Russell.

By: Lowe, Percival G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965.: 1965.

Seller ID: 34319

Condition: Good


Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965.. 1965.. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt within a dark blue rectangle on the spine, in a dust wrapper. The spine & extremities are darkened & there is very light dampstaining to the bottom corners of the covers. There are 2 small pieces out of the cloth of the front joint near the tail of the spine. The dust jacket is darkened, chipped & dampstained with soiling to the rear panel & small pieces out near the tail of the spine. xxxi & 336 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The bottom edge & the lower end of the fore-edge are dampstained... View more info

Image for JUNE 1853 ORIGINAL PEN & INK SURVEY MAP AND MANUSCRIPT SURVEY OF 440 ACRES IN EAST BRUNSWICK, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

JUNE 1853 ORIGINAL PEN & INK SURVEY MAP AND MANUSCRIPT SURVEY OF 440 ACRES IN EAST BRUNSWICK, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

By: Ludwig, Peter F

Price: $45.00

Publisher: East Brunswick, Pennsylvania, June, 1853.: 1853.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 28292

Condition: Good


East Brunswick, Pennsylvania, June, 1853.. 1853.. Good. - sc - An original 8 inch high by 12-3/4 inch wide pen & ink survey map of acreage in East Brunswick, Pennsylvania drawn on a 12-3/4 inch high by 15- 3/4 inch wide sheet. The survey was done by Peter F. Ludwig on behalf of James H. Graeff for Messrs. Hart, Merchants in Philadelphia. Descriptive text is penned in manuscript on the facing page and signed twice by Peter F. Ludwig. The land "Situated in East Brunswick Township in Schuylkill County containing by resurvey four hundred and forty four Acres and fifty four perches strict measu... View more info

AGAINST THE AMERICAN GRAIN

By: Macdonald, Dwight

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Random House, (1962).: (1962).

Seller ID: 32494

Condition: Good


New York: Random House, (1962).. (1962).. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped with some very light spotting to the covers. The dust wrapper is lightly chipped & soiled with the top corner of its front panel torn. The spine & extremities are slightly darkened. xiii, [iv], 427 & [2] pages. The edges of the pastedowns & endpapers are slightly faded. Good. First edition.Subtitled on the dust wrapper "Essays on the effects of mass culture". Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Image for TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN DIPLOMAT AND FUTURE PRESIDENT OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART WILLIAM B. MACOMBER, JR., ANNOUNCING HIS RETURN TO THE POST OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CONGRESSIONAL RELATIONS.

TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN DIPLOMAT AND FUTURE PRESIDENT OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART WILLIAM B. MACOMBER, JR., ANNOUNCING HIS RETURN TO THE POST OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CONGRESSIONAL RELATIONS.

By: Macomber, William B., Jr. (1921-2003). American diplomat. Assistant Secretary of State and later the first full-time President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, DC: March 8, 1967.: 1967.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36487

Condition: Very good


- Typed circular letter filling one side of a cream-colored 10-5/8 inch high by 8-inch wide sheet of Assistant Secretary of State letterhead with a U.S. seal printed in black at top left. With autograph additions in blue ink and signed "Bill". There is light creasing to the edges of the letter & the lower left corner is creased. Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. Macomber sends a circular letter to U.S. Congressmen announcing that he has just been sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations, "replacing Doug MacArthur who, as you know, is being nominated by the Pre... View more info

PLAIN TALES OF THE NORTH

By: Mallet, Thierry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY: Revillon Freres, 1925.: 1925.

Seller ID: 1322

Condition: Very good


NY: Revillon Freres, 1925.. 1925.. Very good. - Octavo, grayish blue cloth backed grayish blue paper covered boards titled in blue on front cover. The boards are bumped & soiled & the spine is faded. 136 pp. Illustrated with B&W vignettes. Very good internally. First edition.For twenty years, Captain Thierry Mallet, President of the New York branch of the Parisian furriers Revillon Freres, spent part of each year inspecting the company's trading posts "on the outskirts of civilization. Through his long arduous journeys over the swift waters, as well as the vast areas of ice-clad coun... View more info

THE STORY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

By: Malone, Dumas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY: Oxford University Press, 1954.: 1954.

Seller ID: 9905

Condition: Very good


NY: Oxford University Press, 1954.. 1954.. Very good. - Quarto, pictorial red, white & blue cloth, in price-clipped dw. Rubbed & soiled with a few light stains. The dw is chipped with a long tear to the rear panel. 282 pp. Profusely illustrated in B&W by Hirst Milhollen and Milton Kaplan. Pages a bit thumbed. Very good. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

THE DREAM AND THE DEAL: The Federal Writers' Project, 1935-1943

By: Mangione, Jerre

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983.: 1983.

Seller ID: 6047

Condition: Very good


Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983.. 1983.. Very good. - Octavo, printed wraps. Cocked & lightly soiled. 416 pp. B&W photographic illustrations. Very good. View more info

Image for TREASURY DEPARTMENT CARD SIGNED BY 37TH UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY DANIEL MANNING.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT CARD SIGNED BY 37TH UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY DANIEL MANNING.

By: Manning, Daniel. (1831-1887). American businessman, journalist and politician who served as the 37th United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1885 to 1887.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: December 8, 1886.: 1886.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36320

Condition: Fine


- An approximately 2-3/4 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide card with "Treasury Department" printed in blue at top right is boldly signed in black ink "D. Manning / Secretary of the Treasury / 12/8/86". Fine. Businessman, journalist and politician Daniel Manning [1831-1887] was born in Albany, New York. At the age of 11 he went to work for the Albany Atlas newspaper, which later consolidated with the Argus. Manning became editor of the paper in 1865 and owner in 1873. His wife Mary Margaretta Fryer had close connections with President Grover Cleveland's second administration and wit... View more info

Image for SURINTENDANT FOUQUET: Vice-Roi d'Amerique.

SURINTENDANT FOUQUET: Vice-Roi d'Amerique.

By: Marcel, Gabriel.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris: Institut Geographique de Paris, 1885.: 1885.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36654

Condition: Good


INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY GABRIEL MARCEL - Octavo, softcover. The wrappers are lacking. Half-title & 16 pages. The corners of the pages are creased. There is occasional foxing. Good. Inscribed and signed on the half-title by the author, Gabriel Marcel. "Documents pour l'Histoire des Colonies Francaises II". Reprinted from "La Revue de Geographie". A powerful and wealthy statesman, Fouquet [1615-1680] obtained the post of Viceroy of America in 1660 in order to control the hunting and fishing trades in America. View more info

LITERATURE OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY: A Preliminary Study

By: Marks, Alfred H.; editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Paltz, NY: State University College, 1973.: 1973.

Seller ID: 5899

Condition: Very good


New Paltz, NY: State University College, 1973.. 1973.. Very good. - Octavo, printed wraps. Soiled. 129 pp. Brown & white illustrations by Terri Girard. Very good. View more info

IN A NEW CENTURY

By: Martin, Edward Sandford

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908.: 1908.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 13965

Condition: Good


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908.. 1908.. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The top edge is gilt. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped with a small, light stain to the rear cover. The tail of the spine is lightly chipped. iv, [1] leaf & 377 pages. There are stains to the front pastedown & endpaper with an owner's ink name, address & extensive notes on the endpaper. There are some pencil notations & markings throughout. There is foxing to the fore-edge & to the bottom margins of a few leaves. Good. First edition.Inscribed by the author on... View more info

COWBOY: THE ENDURING MYTH OF THE WILD WEST. Design and Art Direction by Hans Teensma. INSCRIBED by Teensma

By: Martin, Russell

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang, Publishers, (1983).: (1983).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 20132

ISBN: 0941434257

Condition: Very good


New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang, Publishers, (1983).. (1983).. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11-5/8 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide], tan cloth titled in gilt in a pictorial dust wrapper. The binding is slightly bumped with the top & bottom edges of the covers slightly faded. The dust jacket is rubbed. 432 pages. 400 illustrations, 200 of them in color. There is some very light foxing to the front endpaper & the page edges are very slightly darkened. Very good. Inscribed by the designer Hans Teensma on the half-title and signed "With love, / Hans". Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for TWO-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY MARY MARGARET MCBRIDE. Together with a picture postcard signed with her initials

TWO-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY MARY MARGARET MCBRIDE. Together with a picture postcard signed with her initials

By: McBride, Mary Margaret. (1899-1976). "The First Lady of Radio"

Price: $95.00

Publisher: West Shokan, NY: August 1966.: 1966.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 31585

Condition: Very good


West Shokan, NY: August 1966.. 1966.. Very good. - A letter written in mid-August 1966 penned in blue ink and filling both sides of a sheet of her personal letterhead, 7 inches high by 6 inches wide, with her address & a vignette of her house printed at the top. Signed "Mary Margaret McBride". A notation by the recipient in the top right corner reads: "Rec-d 8/18/66 / 8/21 OK Thanks! HS". Folded once for mailing. Together with a stamped-addressed printed postcard picturing a view from McBride's house with a printed greeting below it & with an autograph note on the verso. The bo... View more info

ARCTIC: Journal of The Arctic Institute of North America. Volume 58, Number 4, December 2005

By: McCullough, Karen M.; editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (Calgary, Alberta, Canada): University of Calgary, 2005.: 2005.

Seller ID: 28667

Condition: Very good


(Calgary, Alberta, Canada): University of Calgary, 2005.. 2005.. Very good. - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped. iv & pages [331]-458. Illustrated with maps, graphs, diagrams & tables and with photographic illustrations, a few of them in color. There is an ink mark on the Contents page. Very good. Among the contents of this issue are articles on movement and area use of belugas; trends in dates of ice freeze-up and breakup over Hudson Bay; simultaneous den use by arctic foxes and wolves in Nunavut, Canada; a re... View more info