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CORRESPONDENCE OF THE VAN CORTLANDT FAMILY OF CORTLANDT MANOR 1800-1814. Compiled and edited by Jacob Judd

By: Van Cortlandt, Pierre, Jr.; et al

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hollow Restorations, (1978).: (1978).

Seller ID: 1690

Condition: Very good


Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hollow Restorations, (1978).. (1978).. Very good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt with device stamped in red, white & gilt on front cover, in dw. The spine is lightly rubbed & the top edges of the covers are slightly faded. The dw is rubbed. lii & 778 pp. Double- page frontispiece map & 2 B&W illustrations [portraits]. Very good. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

LAKE CHAMPLAIN AND LAKE GEORGE

By: van de Water, Frederic F

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1946).: (1946).

Seller ID: 2006

Condition: Good


Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1946).. (1946).. Good. - (The American Lakes Series). Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on spine & in gilt with vignette stamped in gilt on front cover. The covers are bumped & rubbed. 381 pp. B&W illustrations. There is an owner's ink inscription on the flyleaf; there is staining to the fore-edge & scattered light staining to the margins of the text & of 1 or 2 plates; the bottom edges of the pages are very slightly rippled, probably from humidity. Good. View more info

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AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED by Revolutionary War hero CAPTAIN CORNELIUS VANDERVEER, witnessed by his son GARRET and also signed by his other son JOHN C. VANDERVEER from whom he was securing a loan.

By: Vanderveer, Captain Cornelius (d. 1804). Revolutionary War hero who fought the British in Flatbush 2 days before the battle of Long Island and was nearly hanged after his capture.

Price: $375.00

Publisher: April 2nd, 1803.: 1803.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 95120

Condition: Good


- Over 80 words penned on 7-1/8 inch high by 7-3/4 inch wide creamy white paper promising to repay a loan received from his son John C. Vanderveer, signed by Cornelius Vanderveer on the "2nd day of April 1803" and witnessed by his son Garret Vanderveer, with Garret's signature. "I promise to pay unto John C. Vanderveer on order the Sum of Eighty three dollars & thirty three cents with lawful interest for the same, as soon I shall receive the same or any part thereof from [Israel?] Wood of New York...." The document is annotated and signed by John C. Vanderveer as having receive... View more info

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AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED by Revolutionary War hero CAPTAIN CORNELIUS VANDERVEER, witnessed by his son JOHN C. VANDERVEER and also signed by his other son GARRET VANDERVEER from whom he was securing a loan.

By: Vanderveer, Captain Cornelius (d. 1804). Revolutionary War hero who fought the British in Flatbush 2 days before the battle of Long Island and was nearly hanged after his capture.

Price: $375.00

Publisher: April 2nd, 1803.: 1803.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 95121

Condition: Good


- Over 80 words penned on 8 inch high by 6 inch wide creamy white paper promising to repay a loan received from Garret Vanderveer, signed by Cornelius Vanderveer on the "2nd day of April 1803" and witnessed by his son John C. Vanderveer, with his signature. "I promise to pay unto Garret Vanderveer on order the Sum of Eighty three dollars & thirty three cents with lawful interest for the same as soon as I shall receive the same or any part thereof from [Israel?] Wood of New York...." The document is annotated and signed by his son Garret Vanderveer as having received the full su... View more info

JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT JOHN CHARLES PHILIP VON KRAFFT, OF THE rEGIMENT VON BOSE, 1776-1784 and letter-book of captain alexander mcdonald, of the royal highland emigrants, 1775-1779. (In Collections of The New-York State Historical Society for the Year 1882)

By: Von Krafft, Lieutenant John Charles Philip; McDonald, Captain Alexander

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York: Printed for the New-York Historical Society, 1883.: 1883.

Seller ID: 31918

Condition: Very good


New York: Printed for the New-York Historical Society, 1883.. 1883.. Very good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt with decorations in gilt on the spine. The binding is lightly rubbed with the tail of the spine chipped. xii, [2] leaves & 515 pages, mostly unopened. Illustrated with 6 plates [facsimile plans], 2 of them folding. There is a crease & a short tear to the front edge of 1 folding plate. A few page edges are roughed or have short tears. Very good. New York Historical Society Publication Fund XV.In 1776 John Charles Philip Von Krafft resigned from the Prussian army and wandere... View more info

THE PLAINS AND THE ROCKIES: A Bibliography of Original Narratives of Travel and Adventure 1800-1865. Third Edition / Revised by Charles L. Camp.

By: Wagner, Henry R.; and Camp, Charles L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Columbus, OH: Long's College Book Company, 1953.: 1953.

Seller ID: 5850

Condition: Good


- Octavo, gray cloth titled in gilt. Bumped, rubbed & soiled. 601 pp. & 32 full-page B&W facsimiles. A good, tight copy. View more info

OUR ITALY. By Charles Dudley Warner, Author of Their Pilgrimage, Studies in the South and West, A Little Journey in the World ... With Many Illustrations

By: Warner, Charles Dudley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902.: 1902.

Seller ID: 26710

Condition: Fair


New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902.. 1902.. Fair. CALIFORNIA FROM THE MOJAVE , THROUGH LOS ANGELES, YOSEMITE AND THE GRAND CANYON - Small quarto, 9-3/8 inches high by 6-7/8 inches wide. Hardcover, bound in light green cloth backed with a darker green cloth spine, titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine with elaborate gilt decorations along the left edge of the front cover. The top edge is gilt. The covers are bumped and rubbed with minor wear and chipping to the head and tail of the spine. viii, 226 & [v] pages, illustrated with 32 vignettes and 16 [of 17] full-page plates. Lacking the ... View more info

KING COUNTY AND ITS QUEEN CITY: SEATTLE. An Illustrated History

By: Warren, James R

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (Woodlands Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, Inc., 1981).: 1981).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 8017

ISBN: 0897810384

Condition: Very good


(Woodlands Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, Inc., 1981).. 1981).. Very good. - Quarto, brown cloth titled in gilt, in a dust wrapper. The covers are very lightly bumped. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with a long tear to the top edge of the front panel which has been repaired with scotch tape. x & 314 pages. Profusely illustrated in black & white & color. There is an owner's bookplate & ink date on the front endpaper. Very good in a good dust wrapper. First edition, signed by the author on the half- title. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

A COLLECTION'S PROGRESS: Two Retrospective Exhibitions by the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University. I. Illustrating the growth of the Library in terms of those who have been responsible for it. The Grolier Club, New York City. April 16 to June 1, 1968. II. A selection from the additions made by the Associates since 1944 shown on the occasion of their twenty-fifth Annual Meeting. The Library, Providence, Rhode Island. April 5 to Sepember 1, 1968. (Catalog)

By: Watts, Dorothy G.; editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Providence, RI: The Associates of the John Carter Brown Library, 1968.: 1968.

Seller ID: 11656

Condition: Fine


Providence, RI: The Associates of the John Carter Brown Library, 1968.. 1968.. Fine. - Small quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan wraps. 79 pages. There is an owner's ink name on the inside front wrap. Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine. The Grolier Club exhibition included items from the library's "Biblioteca Americana". The Associates exhibition was focused on books, maps and pamphlets concerning European rivalry in America, as well as West Indian material and European aspects of the American Revolution.The compliment slip of Jo... View more info

AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE LAYING OF THE CORNER STONE OF THE BUNKER HILL MONUMENT

By: Webster, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, MA: Cummings, Hilliard, and Company, 1825.: 1825.

Seller ID: 13278

Condition: Good


Boston, MA: Cummings, Hilliard, and Company, 1825.. 1825.. Good. - Octavo. The wraps are lacking. 40 pages. The title page & the last page of the text are foxed & darkened. There is occasional foxing & darkening to the remaining pages, mainly to the margins. Good. View more info

MR. WEBSTER'S SPEECHES AT BUFFALO, SYRACUSE, AND ALBANY, MAY, 1851

By: Webster, Daniel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New-York: Mirror Office, 1851.: 1851.

Seller ID: 16976

Condition: Good


New-York: Mirror Office, 1851.. 1851.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The wraps are bumped & lightly soiled. There is a small stain to the front wrap & the edges of the wrap are darkened. The bottom corner of the rear wrap is creased. The spine is perished, the front wrap is partially detached & the contents are shaken. 56 pages. The bottom corners of the last 5 leaves are creased & the remaining page corners are lightly bumped. Good only. First edition.Daniel Webster and the President were in New York State with several members of the Cabinet to join in celebra... View more info

SPEECHES OF MESSRS. HAYNE AND WEBSTER, IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, ON THE RESOLUTION OF MR. FOOT, January 1830. (Cover title)

By: Webster, Daniel; and Hayne, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hartford [CT]: Printed by Case, Tiffany & Co., 1850.: 1850.

Seller ID: 17602

Condition: Very good


Hartford [CT]: Printed by Case, Tiffany & Co., 1850.. 1850.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover. Printed self-wraps, unbound, removed. 84 pages. The title & last page are lightly foxed & their edges are slightly darkened, with light soiling to the top edge of the last page. There is a light stain to the title with an owner's ink & pencil name in its top corner. There is occasional light foxing to the remaining pages. Very good. The Foot Resolution, proposed by Samuel Augustus Foot in the U.S. Senate in 1829, instructed the committee on public lands to look into the limiting of public land sale.... View more info

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NEW JERSEY CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION, Of 1838, Re-published from No. 18 United States Magazine and Democratic Review. By James Webster, No. 15 Elm-Street, New-York, July 4, 1839. (Cover title)

By: Webster, James

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York: James Webster, 1939.: 1939.

Seller ID: 16875

Condition: Good


New York: James Webster, 1939.. 1939.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The wraps are darkened around the edges and lightly bumped & chipped. There are short tears to the head & tail of the spine 16 pages. The top page corners are bumped & there is scattered light foxing. Good. First separate edition. View more info

THE GENERAL GUIDE TO RARE AMERICANA. With Auction Records and Prices. A Hand Book and Guide to the Rare and Notable Books relating to America. With Chronological and Regional Inventories of early printed books in the United States, and a Key to American Imprints 1639-1889

By: Wemyss, Stanley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: Stanley Wemyss, 1950.: 1950.

Seller ID: 7049

Condition: Very good


Philadelphia: Stanley Wemyss, 1950.. 1950.. Very good. - 8vo, maroon cloth (rear cover lightly bumped) titled in gilt, in dw (lightly rubbed & chipped; dw spine faded with piece out of head; rear panel darkened & lightly soiled). 323 pp. Very good. New Enlarged Edition. Dust jacket present. View more info

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN J. ERNEST WHARTON

By: Wharton, J. Ernest. (1899-1990). New York Republican Congressman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Richmondville, NY: December 8, 1958.: 1958.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 31613

Condition: Very good


Richmondville, NY: December 8, 1958.. 1958.. Very good. - 53 words typed on a cream sheet of Congress of the United States / House of Representatives letterhead, 10-1 /2 inches high by 8 inches wide, with the address and "J. Ernest Wharton / 29th District, New York" and "Committee: Interior and Insular Affairs" printed in blue at the top. Wharton's home address is typed below the heading. Dated "Dec. 8, 1958". Signed "Ernest". Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. Wharton writes to Herbert Saltford, owner of the Saltford Flower Shop in Poughkeepsie, New York: ... View more info

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED by NEW YORK REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN J. ERNEST WHARTON.

By: Wharton, J. Ernest. (1899-1990). New York Republican Congressman.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, DC: November 27, 1958.: 1958.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 31612

Condition: Very good


- 71 words typed on a cream sheet of Congress of the United States / House of Representatives letterhead, 10-1 /2 inches high by 8 inches wide, with the address and "J. Ernest Wharton / 29th District, New York" and "Committee: Interior and Insular Affairs" printed in blue at the top. Dated "November 27, 1958". Signed "J. Ernest Wharton". Folded twice for mailing. Very good. Wharton thanks Mrs. Saltford of Poughkeepsie, New York, for sending him the address of the Hanlon Drug Company. "Yes, the election returns were most gratifying and I surely appreciate ... View more info

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN DIPLOMAT POST WHEELER TO AUTHOR AND EDITOR ROSSITER JOHNSON.

By: Wheeler, Post. (1869-1956). American writer and diplomat.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Rome: July 29th, 1913.: 1913.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34566

Condition: Very good


Rome: July 29th, 1913.. 1913.. Very good. - Typed double-spaced letter filling 1-1/2 sides of 2 sheets of American Embassy, Rome letterhead, 10-1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide. Signed "Post Wheeler / Secretary of Embassy" with 1 ink correction. The bottom corners of the pages are lightly creased & there is a light paper-clip mark to the right edge of the first sheet. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Writing to thank Rossiter Johnson for a poem he has sent him, Wheeler confuses the recipient with Robert Underwood Johnson, who retired as editor of Century magazine in May 1913: ... View more info

CEREBRATION VERSUS CELEBRATION. (Cover title)

By: Whitehill, Walter Muir

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 1960.: 1960.

Seller ID: 17663

Condition: Very good


Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 1960.. 1960.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The wraps are darkened around the edges & lightly bumped with some light creasing & soiling. 14 pages. There is some very light creasing to the front edges & bottom corners of the leaves, else the contents are very good. Reprinted from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 68, No. 3, July 1960. This paper was delivered as the annual address to the Virginia Historical Society at its adjourned meeting on May 5, 1960. It also marked the occasion of the ina... View more info

THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT: From Pike's Peak to the Pacific

By: Whiting, Lilian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1906.: 1906.

Seller ID: 2740

Condition: Very good


Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1906.. 1906.. Very good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt with vignettes stamped in gilt on the front cover; top edge gilt. The binding is spotted; the covers are bumped with a few score marks to the rear cover. xii & 347 pages & 1-page publisher's catalog. There are a few small stains to the front pastedown. Black-and-white frontispiece & 31 black-and-white plates. The contents are very good. First edition.From the library of Ellen Douglas Boardman Williams, with her bookplate on the front pastedown. First Edition. View more info

CANADA THE SPELLBINDER

By: Whiting, Lilian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London and Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1917.: 1917.

Seller ID: 16293

Condition: Good


London and Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1917.. 1917.. Good. - Octavo, olive green cloth titled in gilt with circular vignette of maple leaf in green & gilt on front cover. The covers are bumped and soiled. The spine is faded with some white specks to the spine and to the rear cover. x & 322 pages, illustrated with a color frontispiece & 32 black & white plates. The pages are slightly darkened with some soiling to the preliminary leaves and to a few pages of text. Good. History of and guide to Canada from Quebec and the maritime regions to Vancouver, with chapters on "Cobalt and the... View more info