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Image for TYPED LETTER SIGNED by the former Secretary of War and Secretary of State ELIHU ROOT, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912, in reply to James B. Pond's invitation to join his reception committee for Maeterlinck's first American lecture.

TYPED LETTER SIGNED by the former Secretary of War and Secretary of State ELIHU ROOT, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912, in reply to James B. Pond's invitation to join his reception committee for Maeterlinck's first American lecture.

By: Root, Elihu. (1845-1937). American lawyer and statesman. Recipient of the 1912 Nobel Peace Prize who served as Secretary of War (1899-1904) and as Secretary of State (1905-1909).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York: December 17, 1919.: 1919.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36922

Condition: Very gooddddd


- Over 45 words typed on 9-1/4 inch high by 7-3/4 inch wide "998 Fifth Avenue" stationery. In reply to American impresario and lecture agent James B. Pond's invitation to serve on the committee welcoming Maurice Maeterlinck to America, the former Cabinet Secretary and Nobel Peace Prize recipient thanks Pond for his invitation to serve on the committee to welcome the Belgian poet Maurce Maeterlinck to America but indicates that he must decline. Root writes "... I am involved in so many things that I prefer not to add another committee membership". Signed "Elihu Root". Fo... View more info

AMERICA AND HER ALMANACS: Wit, Wisdom & Weather 1639-1970

By: Sagendorph, Robb

Price: $10.00

Publisher: (Dublin, NH: Yankee, Inc., 1970).: 1970).

Seller ID: 5848

Condition: Very good


(Dublin, NH: Yankee, Inc., 1970).. 1970).. Very good. - Octavo, beige cloth, in dw. Slightly soiled. The dw is soiled with a small tear. 318 pp. Profusely illustrated in B&W. Very good. Dust jacket present. View more info

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HUMAN SCALE.

By: Sale, Kirkpatrick.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1980).: (1980).

Seller ID: 94863

Condition: Good


- Thick octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The top & bottom edges of the covers are slightly faded. The dust jacket is chipped & lightly soiled with remnants of 3 price-stickers on its front panel, affecting 2 words of the titling. Also with the remnant of a price-sticker on the spine. 558 pages. There is light foxing & minor soiling to the edges of the book. Very good in a good dust wrapper. First edition. Sale explores the problems of gigantism and uncontrolled growth in America and suggests ways to shape a more efficient and livable society built to the ... View more info

AN ADDRESS, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE COMPLETION OF THE FIRST FREE BRIDGE ACROSS CONNECTICUT RIVER. Together with a Report of the Proceedings and Remarks of Dr. Bournes, Dr. Crosby, Prof. Patterson, and Wm. H. Duncan, Esq. July 1st, 1859.

By: Sanborn, E. D.; et al.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hanover, NH: B. D Howe, 1859.: 1859.

Seller ID: 33784

Condition: Fair


Hanover, NH: B. D Howe, 1859.. 1859.. Fair. - Octavo, unbound, removed at some time in the past from a larger bound volume of pamphlets. Lacks the original wrappers. 40 pages sewn with cream cord. The title page is detached. There is occasional light foxing. Good. First edition.The Ledyard Free Bridge [as it was named on this occasion], crossed the Connecticut River to connect Hanover, New Hampshire with Norwich, Vermont. It was the first bridge across the Connecticut River without a toll. The address was given at Dartmouth College to an audience of citizens of Hanover and Norwich and st... View more info

AN ORATION DELIVERED BEFORE THE ALUMNI OF GILMANTON ACADEMY, August 4, 1859 by Edwin D. Sanborn, Professor of Classical Literature and History in Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

By: Sanborn, Edwin D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Concord, NH: Printed by McFarland & Jenks, 1860.: 1860.

Seller ID: 33754

Condition: Good


Concord, NH: Printed by McFarland & Jenks, 1860.. 1860.. Good. - Octavo, unbound, removed at some time in the past from a larger bound volume of pamphlets. 25 pages & [3] blank leaves, sewn with white cord. The page edges are slightly darkened & there is some foxing & light staining to the title page. The bottom page corners are slightly bumped. Very good. Gilmanton Academy in Gilmanton, New Hampshire was one of the oldest educational institutions in New England. It was incorporated in 1794. View more info

EARLY HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF HOPKINTON: History of East Village (Nicholville) and Vicinity. Diaries of Elisha Risdon and Artemas Kent. Soldiers of the Civil War. Genealogical Record of Sixty of the Pioneer Families.

By: Sanford, Carlton E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, MA: The Bartlett Press, 1903.: 1903.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34396

Condition: Fair


Boston, MA: The Bartlett Press, 1903.. 1903.. Fair. SIGNED BY CARLTON E. SANFORD - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The top edge is gilt. The binding is bumped & rubbed with spotting to the spine & staining to the rear cover. The hinges are cracked & the covers are partially detached from the text block. xiv & 604 pages. Illustrated in black & white with plates, including a portrait frontispiece, a folding map and full-page illustrations. A few pages have been roughly opened with short tears & small pieces out. The text block is clean & tight. A good working c... View more info

FADS, FOLLIES AND DELUSIONS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (A Pictorial Story of Madnesses, Crazes and Crowd Phenomena)

By: Sann, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1967).: (1967).

Seller ID: 1060

Condition: Very good


NY: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1967).. (1967).. Very good. - 4to, cloth, in dw (price-clipped). [xiv] & 370 pp. Profusely illustrated in B&W. Very good. Dust jacket present. View more info

HOME FRONT. An Oral History of the War Years in America 1941-45

By: Satterfield, Archie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Playboy Press, (1981).: (1981).

Seller ID: 27819

ISBN: 0872237214

Condition: Very good


Playboy Press, (1981).. (1981).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The top & bottom edges of the front cover are slightly faded. The spine of the dust jacket is sunned & the top edges of the flaps are slightly darkened with a small crease to the rear flap. ix & 384 pages. Very good. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN HISTORIAN ARTHUR SCHLESINGER, JR.

By: Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr. (1917-2007). American historian, social critic and public intellectual.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Januay 23, 1979.: 1979.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34880

Condition: Very good


New York: Januay 23, 1979., 1979.. Very good. - 31 words typed on a white, 10-3/8 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide sheet of Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York letterhead with the Graduate Center's Albert Schweitzer Chair in the Humanities listed below the heading. Signed "Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.". The bottom edge of the letterhead is lightly creased & there are 2 light ink marks to the left margin. Very good. Schlesinger addresses former Congressman Seymour Halpern who was Executive Vice President of public relations company Sydney S. Baron at this t... View more info

BLACKFEET AND BUFFALO: Memories of Life among the Indians. Edited and with an Introduction by Keith C. Seele

By: Schultz [Apikuni], James Willard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1962).: (1962).

Seller ID: 15232

Condition: Very good


Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1962).. (1962).. Very good. - Octavo, black & brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The covers are slightly bumped with a narrow strip of black staining along the bottom edge of each cover. There is some very light soiling along the front edge of the dust jacket rear panel. xv & 383 pages. There is an owner's ink name & address on the front pastedown. There is a light glue mark on each endpaper. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Image for AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT DATED JULY 1777: A PETITION SIGNED by the daughter of a widowed female proprietor of a shop on Fore Street in Boston, applying for a Liquor License. APPROVED AND SIGNED BY THE SELECTMEN.

AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT DATED JULY 1777: A PETITION SIGNED by the daughter of a widowed female proprietor of a shop on Fore Street in Boston, applying for a Liquor License. APPROVED AND SIGNED BY THE SELECTMEN.

By: Scollay, John; Austin, Samuel; Fellows, Gustavus; Dorr, Harbottle; Greenough, Thomas; Williams, Jonathan; Preston, John.

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Boston, July, 1777.: 1777.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34560

Condition: Fair


- A 4-page autograph document penned in an unknown clerk's hand on two 9-1/2 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide sheets of buff paper which were once likely attached. The document consists of a 180 word petition by Susannah Carme [?], penned on two sides of the first sheet, applying for a liquor license so that she may support herself and her seventy year old mother: "Times being very difficult she is obliged to exert herself to the utmost & accordingly has opened a shop in Fore Street for the vending of small necessary articles, she apprehends it would be greatly beneficial to her to retail Rum ... View more info

MEN AND MANNERS IN AMERICA ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO

By: Scudder, H. E

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York: Scribner, Armstrong, and Company, 1876.: 1876.

Seller ID: 12873

Condition: Good


New York: Scribner, Armstrong, and Company, 1876.. 1876.. Good. - Small octavo, decorative tan, black & red cloth. The covers are lightly rubbed & bumped with uneven fading to the rear cover. The spine is heavily rubbed with small pieces of the cloth worn away & the head of the spine is chipped. 320 pages plus 8-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated with 4 black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece. The front pastedown is rubbed & a small piece of the surface of the rear pastedown has been rubbed away. There is an owner's ink name on the flyleaf. The bottom corners of the prelims & of th... View more info

Image for TYPED NOTE SIGNED by JUDGE SAMUEL SEABURY a prominent NYC lawyer and reformer. "The Man Who Rode the Tiger" is his biography.

TYPED NOTE SIGNED by JUDGE SAMUEL SEABURY a prominent NYC lawyer and reformer. "The Man Who Rode the Tiger" is his biography.

By: Seabury, Judge Samuel. (1873-1958). Prominent NYC lawyer and reformer. "The Man Who Rode the Tiger" is his biography.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York: November 15, 1933.: November 15, 1933.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 25338

Condition: Very good


- sc Small quarto [8-1/2 inches high by 12-1/2 inches wide, folded to form 4 sides]. 21 words typed on the first side of a sheet of his personalized cream letterhead with his Wall Street address printed at the top. Signed "Samuel Seabury". The letter is lightly soiled & slightly darkened along the left side. There are 4 small pieces of tape on the 4th side where the letter was once mounted in an album. Folded once for mailing. Very good. View more info

SPEECH OF WILLIAM H. SEWARD, ON THE RESOLUTIONS CONCERNING THE REMOVAL OF THE GOVERNMENT DEPOSITES. In the Senate of New-York, January 1834

By: Seward, William H

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Albany, NY: Printed by Hoffman & White, 1834.: 1834.

Seller ID: 28357

Condition: Good


Albany, NY: Printed by Hoffman & White, 1834.. 1834.. Good. - sc Octavo, printed self-wraps bound with cream cord. 42 pages, unopened. The page corners are bumped & the edges of a number of pages are darkened. The front edge of page 29 is soiled & the front edges of 2 rear leaves are lightly chipped. There is scattered light foxing. Good. First edition.The speech concerns a dispute about state revenues being withdrawn from the Bank of the United States. First Edition. View more info

SPEECH OF WILLIAM H. SEWARD ON THE RESOLUTION AGAINST RENEWING THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED STATES BANK, in the Senate of New-York

By: Seward, William H

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Albany, NY: Printed by Packard, Hoffman & White, 71 State Street. 1832.: 1832.

Seller ID: 28993

Condition: Good


Albany, NY: Printed by Packard, Hoffman & White, 71 State Street. 1832.. 1832.. Good. - Octavo, softcover. Printed cream self-wraps sewn with tan cord. 14 pages, unopened. The title & the last page are soiled & foxed. There is a small stain to the middle of each page. The bottom page corners are bumped & creased & the front edges of the overlapping pages are lightly chipped. Good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

THE TRIUMPH OF MAN as presented at the New York World's Fair, 1964-1965, by The Travelers Insurance Companies

By: Shapiro, Harry L

Price: $10.00

Publisher: [1965].: [1965].

Seller ID: 24175

Condition: Good


[1965].. [1965].. Good. - A 7-1/4 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide brochure with text by Harry L. Shapiro outlining the progress and triumph of man from the "Dawn of Man" through his "Leap to the Stars". More of a fold-out, the brochure is illustrated with a double-page folding plate containing 8 color illustrations of stages in the progress of man. 4 more color illustrations on the theme are pictured on the verso of the folding flap. The 13th illustration, entitled "Man's Leap To The Stars" appears in the corner above Shapiro's text on the back of the brochure. Additional ... View more info

THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA BY THE NORTHMEN. 985 -- 1015. Original Edition.

By: Slafter, Edmund F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Concord, NH: Privately printed, 1891.: 1891.

Seller ID: 35173

Condition: Fair


- Octavo, softcover. Cream self-wraps, disbound, removed. 24 pages. The spine, the bottom edges of the title & last page & the front edges of 4 leaves are chipped. The bottom edge of the title is darkened & there is an area of staining to its top edge with progessively lighter staining to the following 4 leaves. Good only. A Discourse Delivered Before the New Hampshire Historical Society, April 24, 1888. By The Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, D.D.Reprinted from the Proceedings of the New Hampshire Historical Society. View more info

ERIC SLOANE'S AMERICANA: American Barns and Covered Bridges. Our Vanishing Landscape. American Yesterday. 3 books boxed together

By: Sloane, Eric

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1954-1956.: 1954-1956.

Seller ID: 14068

Condition: Fine


New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1954-1956.. 1954-1956.. Fine. - Small quarto [9-3/4 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide]; tan, green & blue cloth in pictorial dust wrappers. The books are housed in a tan paper covered slipcase titled in black with a large square keyhole in the front panel revealing the dust wrapper illustration of the first book. "Our Vanishing Landscape" is slightly bumped & the extremities of the 3 dust jackets are rubbed. The front edge of the front panel of the slipcase is warped. 112 pages; 107 pages; and 123 pages. There is an owner's ink name on the front endpaper of... View more info

THE ADVENTURES AND DISCOURSES OF CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH, SOMETIME PRESIDENT OF VIRGINIA, AND ADMIRAL OF NEW ENGLAND. Newly Ordered by John Ashton / With Illustrations taken by him from Original Sources

By: Smith, John; Ashton, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London: Cassell & Company, Limited, n.d. [1883].: n.d. [1883].

Seller ID: 16122

Condition: Good


London: Cassell & Company, Limited, n.d. [1883].. n.d. [1883].. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The top edge is gilt. The binding is rubbed & bumped with a small stain to the top corner of the front cover. The head & tail of the spine are lightly chipped. xx & 309 pages. Illustrated in black & white with a portrait frontispiece & textual illustrations. The front endpaper is rubbed & lightly chipped and there is scattered, mostly light foxing & staining. Ex-library with library labels on the spine & front pastedown. Good. View more info

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IMPEACHMENT OF THE PRESIDENT: SPEECH OF HON. WORTHINGTON C. SMITH OF VERMONT, Delivered in the House of Representatives, February 24, 1868.

By: Smith, Worthington C.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Washington, DC: F. & J. Rives & Geo. A. Baiiley, 1868.: 1868.

Seller ID: 94748

Condition: Good


- Octavo, 8 unbound pages including a title page & 4-1/4 pages of text. The pages are very lightly foxed. The overlapping edges of 1 leaf are chipped. Good. Worthington C. Smith supports the resolution to impeach President Andrew Johnson: "The great executive Officer of the American people--the representative embodiment of national honor, of national justice, and of national power, the sworn defender of the Constitution and the executor of the laws, is solemnly charged with such contempt and disobedience of law, such disregard and violation of the provisions and limitations of the Constitu... View more info