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BIBLIOTECA AMERICANA: A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS RELATING TO THE HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF AMERICA. Sold by Messrs. Puttick and Simpson, Auctioneers of Literary Property.

By: (Stevens, Henry).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London: Puttick and Simpson, 1861.: 1861.

Seller ID: 36189

Condition: Fair


- Octavo, rebound in green library cloth titled in gilt. The covers are warped & the cloth is heavily dampstained. 273 pp. The endpapers are dampstained. The contents are very good. 2,415 items are catalogued. "The Books described in this Catalogue were collected, several years since, by Mr. Henry Stevens, as material to be used in the completion of his yet unfinished Work upon American Bibliography." View more info

1881 PHOTOGRAPH OF THE [THOMAS] STODDARD HOUSE ON PRINCE STREET, WHERE PITCAIRN DIED

By: (Stoddard, Thomas)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: 1881.: 1881.

Seller ID: 28035

Condition: Very good


1881.. 1881.. Very good. - sc Small octavo. Sepia-toned photograph, approximately 5-1/4 inches high by 4 inches wide, inlaid within a larger sheet of cream stock, 10-5/8 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide. The edges of the larger sheet are slightly darkened. Near fine. In the bottom left corner of the photograph, a Bostonian Society caption notes that the date of the photo is 1881 and that it depicts the Stoddard House on Prince Street, where Pitcairn died. The printed signature "H. P. Curtis" appears below the caption. View more info

THE BEAUTIFUL CAVERNS OF LURAY. Luray, Virginia. In The Shenandoah Valley. Miles of Subterranean Splendor. Brilliantly Lighted by Electricity. See America First

By: (Strickler, J.D.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Luray, Virginia: Luray Caverns Corporation, circa [1925].: [1925].

Seller ID: 23775

Condition: Good


Luray, Virginia: Luray Caverns Corporation, circa [1925].. [1925].. Good. - Oblong octavo, 5-1/4 inches high by 8 inches wide. Softcover, bound in printed light green wraps with a cover illustration of the caverns. The covers are soiled, stained and slightly creased with a few small chips to the top edge. 20 pages, with 7 full-page illustrations of the caverns and music centerfold with the lyrics and music to "Old Virginia". The pages are lightly soiled with some minor chips to the top edges. Good. Includes advertisements for accomodations and "The Shenandoah Valley Route" o... View more info

IN MEMORIAM / MARY MILDRED SULLIVAN / 1836-1933

By: (Sullivan, Mary Mildred)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY: Privately printed for The Mary Mildred Sullivan Chapter, United Daughters of the Confedeeracy, (1933).: (1933).

Seller ID: 10000

Condition: Very good


New York, NY: Privately printed for The Mary Mildred Sullivan Chapter, United Daughters of the Confedeeracy, (1933).. (1933).. Very good. - Octavo, soft covers bound in printed gray wraps. The spine & extremities are darkened. There is some light staining to the wraps & the edges are chipped with small pieces out. The bottom 2 inches of the rear wrap are detached. Title, [1] leaf & 57 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece. The front edge of the verso of the frontispiece is lightly stained & there is a small, light stain to the rear blank, else the contents are very g... View more info

Image for PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AMERICANA, Including Latin Americana / The Theodore Roosevelt Collection of Peter Scanlan. Public Auction Sale 2310. Tuesday, April 16, 2013....

PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AMERICANA, Including Latin Americana / The Theodore Roosevelt Collection of Peter Scanlan. Public Auction Sale 2310. Tuesday, April 16, 2013....

By: (Swann Auction Galleries).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: Swann Auction Galleries, 2013.: 2013.

Seller ID: 94980

Condition: Very good


- Small quarto [approximately 9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The head & tail of the spine are slightly rubbed. Unpaginated. Profuse color illustrations, including facsimiles. Near fine. Catalog for an auction held at the Swann Galleries in New York on April 16, 2013. 434 items are listed and fully described with estimated prices.An illustrated card announcing an upcoming auction of Fine Photographs and Photobooks is laid in. View more info

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PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AFRICAN AMERICANA. Public Auction Sale 2239. Thursday, March 10, 2011.

By: (Swann Galleries).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: Swann Galleries, 2011.: 2011.

Seller ID: 94724

Condition: Very good


- Octavo [9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in color pictorial wraps. The binding is very lightly rubbed & bumped and the head & tail of the spine are slightly chipped. Unpaginated, Profusely illustrated in black & white and color. Very good. Catalog for a Swann auction held in New York on March 10th, 2011. 507 items are catalogued with estimated prices. View more info

Image for PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AFRICAN AMERICANA. Public Auction Sale 2271. Thursday, March 1, 2012.

PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AFRICAN AMERICANA. Public Auction Sale 2271. Thursday, March 1, 2012.

By: (Swann Galleries).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: Swann Galleries, 2012.: 2012.

Seller ID: 94725

Condition: Very good


- Octavo [9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in color pictorial wraps. The binding is very lightly rubbed & bumped. Unpaginated, Profusely illustrated in color. Very good. Catalog for a Swann auction held in New York on March 1st, 2012. 534 items are catalogued with estimated prices. View more info

EULOGY OF GEN. ZACHARY TAYLOR, LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Delivered at the Request of the Authorities and Citizens, Conjointly, of the City of Cambridge, August 13, 1850. By Luther V. Bell

By: (Taylor, General Zachary). Bell, Luther V

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Printed at the Chronicle Office, 1850.: 1850.

Seller ID: 16868

Condition: Good


Cambridge, MA: Printed at the Chronicle Office, 1850.. 1850.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are darkened & soiled with their corners creased & their upper halves detached. There is a crease to the upper half of the rear wrap. The spine is heavily chipped with large pieces out. 43 pages. The top page corners are creased, else the contents are bright & clean. Good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

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THE BRIGHTON GAS FIRE AND EXPLOSION CATASTROPHE. Town of Brighton (Monroe County), N.Y. September 21, 1951. Report by The National Board of Fire Underwriters ... and The New York Fire Insurance Rating Organization.

By: (The National Board of Fire Underwriters).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, NY: The National Board of Fire Underwriters, 1951.: 1951.

Seller ID: 36827

Condition: Very good


- Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in stapled white wrappers titled and illustrated in black on the front cover. The covers are soiled and creased with a short slit to the head of the spine. 25 pages printed on glossy paper, with textual illustrations and full-page diagrams and maps. Very good. Sometimes known locally as Black Friday, the September 21, 1951 explosion of natural gas in a vault housing gas regulators in the Meadowbrook neighborhood of Brighton, NY claimed the lives of two children and an adult while totally destroying 15 homes, seriously damaging... View more info

THE NATIONAL WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS RED BOOK Containing the Constitution and Rules and Regulations of the National Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic and Decisions and Notes Thereon.

By: (The National Woman's Relief Corps).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.: The National Tribune Company, 1923.: 1923.

Seller ID: 36036

Condition: Good


- Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt with golden yellow rules decorating the front cover. The covers are rubbed and bumped with some fading and dampstaining. 181 pages. An early owner's name and the date are penned at the top of the title page. Good. Revised edition of the rules and regulations originally "Adopted by [the] Twenty-third National Convention Denver, Colorado, 1905".Recognized in 1883, The National Woman's Relief Corps was a secret organization formed by women who were loyal to the North during the Civil War. View more info

Image for AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED by HARTMAN VREELAND. An original BILL OF SALE for the SLOOP "LOCOMOTIVE" sold by Vreeland to Samuel F. Tracy.

AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED by HARTMAN VREELAND. An original BILL OF SALE for the SLOOP "LOCOMOTIVE" sold by Vreeland to Samuel F. Tracy.

By: (Tracy, Samuel F.). Vreeland, Hartman.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: May 31st, 1850.: 1850.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 94846

Condition: Good


- Approximately 200 words penned on 10 inch high by 7-7/8 inch wide creamy white paper with a simple decorative blind stamp at top left. A "Bill of Sale", so titled as a heading, by which Hartman Vreeland transfers ownership of the sloop "Locomotive" to Samuel F. Tracy, a New York City merchant. "Know all men by these present, that I, Hartman Vreeland, of the County of Hudson, State of New Jersey, Landsman, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars, to me in hand paid by Samuel F. Tracy, of the City, County, & State of New York.... Sell and delive... View more info

A VINTAGE 1956 NEWS PHOTOGRAPH OF SENATORS HUMPHREY AND KNOWLAND WITH AMBASSADOR LODGE AT THE OPENING OF THE 11TH ANNUAL UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY

By: (United Nations). Lodge, Ambassador Henry Cabot; Humphrey, Senator Hubert H.; and Knowland, Senator William F

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1956.: 1956.

Seller ID: 25321

Condition: Very good


1956.. 1956.. Very good. - sc This is an 7-1/4 inch high by 8-3/4 inch wide black & white news copy photograph with the text of press release photographed onto the bottom of the image. Such photos were copied by the newspaper from the original which were distributed by the International News Photos. The press release serving as caption for the photograph reads as follows: "N.Y. 386 INP SOUNDPHOTO...UNITED NATIONS, N.Y...11/12/56...Senator Hubert H. Humphrey; Senator William F. Knowland and U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, representing the U.S. at today's opening of the eleventh annual UN... View more info

Image for A "TRUE COPY" of a DOCUMENT notifying Cornelius Duryea that his term of holding Jacobus Vanderventer's farm is soon ending, ANNOTATED & SIGNED by CAPTAIN CORNELIUS VANDERVEER who delivered the document.

A "TRUE COPY" of a DOCUMENT notifying Cornelius Duryea that his term of holding Jacobus Vanderventer's farm is soon ending, ANNOTATED & SIGNED by CAPTAIN CORNELIUS VANDERVEER who delivered the document.

By: (Vanderventer, Jacobus). 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: $300.00

Publisher: Flatbush Kings County, October 8th, 1796.: 1796.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 95122

Condition: Good


- Over 70 words penned on 7 inch high by 8 inch wide creamy white paper notifying Cornelius Duryea of the town of Flatbush that his "term of holding" expires the following March. "Sir you will accept of this Note as a sufficient Notice that your term of holding my farm according to agreement between us Expires next March.... I have thought it proper to give you sufficient time to provide for yourself...." The note is signed Jacobus Vanderventer in the copyist's hand. A 26-word annotation penned by the Revolutionary War hero Cornelius Vanderveer proclaims that "I the subscri... View more info

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORY

By: (Vaughan, Thomas; and Knuth, Priscilla)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: (Portland, OR): Oregon Historical Society, (1958).: (1958).

Seller ID: 31095

Condition: Good


(Portland, OR): Oregon Historical Society, (1958).. (1958).. Good. - Quarto, pictorial wraps. Heavily soiled with the spine chipped. 44 pp., printed by offset on the rectos only. Good. A selective checklist for students and teachers. View more info

THE BREARLEY YEAR BOOK. Volume XXVI. 1945

By: (Vermeule, Emily Dickinson Townsend). Lincoln, Anne; Editor-in-Chief

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [New York]: (Brearley School), 1945.: 1945.

Seller ID: 30855

Condition: Good


[New York]: (Brearley School), 1945.. 1945.. Good. - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], red cloth with the school's seal stamped in gilt on the front cover. The binding is bumped & there is some bubbling to the cloth of the covers. A small area of each cover is discolored & the tail of the spine is lightly chipped. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated in black & white with photographic portraits, class photos, cartoons & drawings. Good. From the library of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule with numerous ink inscriptions to her from fellow students on the pastedowns and endpapers. ... View more info

HENRY RAUP WAGNER 1862-1957. An Exhibition of Rare Books Honoring the Centenary of His Birth. (Catalog)

By: (Wagner, Henry Raup)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1962.: 1962.

Seller ID: 11309

Condition: Fine


Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1962.. 1962.. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. [iv] & 17 pages. Illustrated with a full-page black-and-white photographic portrait. Near fine. Limited edition of 2,000 copies.Thirty books are catalogued with descriptions by Colton Storm based on those of Wagner. The introduction is by Everett D. Graff, who lent most of the books for the exhibition from his private collection. View more info

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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE WASHINGTON SOCIETY OF MARYLAND.

By: (Washington, George).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Baltimore, MD: printed by John L. Cook, 1810.: 1810.

Seller ID: 36651

Condition: Good


- Octavo, printed self-wrappers sewn with tan cord. The title page is unevenly darkened with its bottom corners slightly chipped. The last page is lightly foxed & darkened with a tiny chip out of the bottom corner. 16 pages. The bottom page corners are lightly creased & there is occasional foxing. Good. First edition. "The object of this society shall be to support, extend and carry into effect the political principles and system of Washington, as disclosed in his farewell address to the people of the United States and exemplified in his administration of the federal government...." Fi... View more info

GEORGE WASHINGTON: An Address by Isacc N. Phillips

By: (Washington, George). Phillips, Isaac N

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bloomington, IL: Printed for private distribution, 1903.: 1903.

Seller ID: 16405

Condition: Very good


Bloomington, IL: Printed for private distribution, 1903.. 1903.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps sewn with red cord. The wraps are chipped & lightly soiled. There is a piece out of the top corner of the front wrap & the top corner of the rear wrap is torn & creased. There are small pieces out of the head & tail of the spine, part of the red cord is lacking & the lower 2-1/2 inches of the wraps are detached. 58 pages. Very good internally. The compliments slip of Isaac N. Phillips is bound in at the title. Phillips was the Reporter of the Supreme Court of Illinois ... View more info

WASHINGTON IN DOMESTIC LIFE. From Original Letters and Manuscripts.

By: (Washington, George). Rush, Richard.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1857.: 1857.

Seller ID: 34869

Condition: Good


Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1857.. 1857.. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in blind on front cover. The covers are rubbed, bumped & lightly stained; the spine is slightly faded with the head torn & the tail chipped. xiii & pp. [14]-85. There is dampstaining to the top edges of the endpapers & to the bottom edges of the front endpapers, flyleaf & following blank; there is a small stain to the title & light foxing to the prelims; the page edges are slightly darkened. Good only. First edition. First Edition. View more info

FOR LIBERTY AND GLORY: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

By: (Washington, George; Lafayette, Marquis de). Gaines, James R

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York/London: W. W. Norton & Company, (2007).: (2007).

Seller ID: 13494

ISBN: 0393061388

Condition: Fine


New York/London: W. W. Norton & Company, (2007).. (2007).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth backed boards, in a dust wrapper. The rear panel of the dust wrapper is very lightly soiled. vii, [i] & 533 pages. Illustrated in black & white and color. Near fine. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info