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1 Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 14th of August, 1856, a report of the progress on the construction and distribution of standards of weights and measures, and supply of Hydrometer
Washington DC No printer or publisher Given 1856 no First Edition Original Wraps Good 
Full title: Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 14th of August, 1856, a report of the progress on the construction and distribution of standards of weights and measures, and supply of hydrometers to the custom-houses; the balances made and distributed to States, and the legislation thereof relative to standard weights and measures. 34th Congress, 3d Session Senate Ex. Doc. No. 27. No printer or publisher given. [Washington DC] 1857. Disbound. 218 pages including index. Plus a fold out chart at the rear and 5 other fold out diagrams within. They consist of a diagram of Saxton's Yard Dividing Machine, Saxton's Reflecting Pyrometer and Comparator, a plan for a small building for use in weighing and measuring, a reproduction of the label used for the weights and measures, a diagram of Silberman's lever and Microscope Comparator and Borda's Thermometer and a graph of results from an experiment on the weights of different liquids at different temperatures. A senate report recounting the efforts to standardize weights and measures in the United States, as well as documenting the equipment being used to do so. Disbound in GOOD condition. Despite lacking covers the text block is solid. Minor to moderate foxing throughout. Browning/offsetting present to several of the pages. Minor wrinkling to the first page. 
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The Young Lady's Friend, A Lady (Farrar, Eliza).
2 A Lady (Farrar, Eliza). The Young Lady's Friend
Boston American Stationer's Company 1836 no First Edition Cloth Fair No Jacket 
First edition. Bluish cloth with faint branchlike decorations. xi, 432 pp. A guide for women on how to dress, act in public, with other women, men, etc. With a short section on nursing, including tending to blisters, lifting a patient, leeches, etc. Another chapter deals with fashion, with another discussing health and ways to maintain it. FAIR condition. Cloth bubbling up on the front cover. Heavy uneven fading and discoloration, with minor soiling, some spotting, minor foxing and staining. Cloth very frayed and worn along the extremities and hinges, being almost entirely split along the rear hinge, as well as chipped at the spine's tail. Front cover weakly attached at the interior hinge, with the rear cover and spine mostly separated from the text block, holding on at the bottom. Front endpaper apparently missing. Scattered moderate foxing throughout. Sabin 106147. 
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3 Abbott, Frances Matilda Historical Address Prepared for the Duo-Centennial Celebration of the Founding of the City of Concord, New Hampshire. July 2-4, 1927
Concord, New Hampshire Rumford Press 1927 no Wraps Good Ex-Library 
Printed wraps. 38 pp. An address that provides a short history of the city of Concord, New Hampshire, from its first settlement, early colonial history and its growth through the 1800s. With an index of names in the rear. GOOD condition. Apparent ex-library, with evidence of a removed pocket present in the inside rear cover and erased call numbers at the top front cover. No other treatments visible. General uneven fading and toning to the wraps, with some creasing, mostly at the corners. Minor soiling. A few small tears along the rear extremities. Interior clean and solid with very minor foxing. Small dampstain affecting the upper margin of two pages. 
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4 Abbott, Katharine M. Trolley Trips in and About Fascinating Washington
Washington, DC J.F. Jarvis no Wraps Poor 
no date, presumed early 1900s. Wraps, with a map of the Washington DC area on the rear cover, including trolley lines. 128 pp. Fold out map on the inside rear cover. Black and white photos throughout. A guide to historical and interesting sites, houses and locations throughout the Washington, DC area, including government buildings, etc. POOR/FAIR condition. Covers DETACHED from the text block, although still intact to themselves. Moderate to heavy chipping and loss of wrapper along the extremities and spine. Heavy browning to the covers. Minor soiling, some creasing and tearing. Minor toning in the interior. 
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Drowned Valley: The Piscataqua River Basin, Adams, John
5 Adams, John Drowned Valley: The Piscataqua River Basin
Hanover, NH University Press of New England 1976 0874511232 / 9780874511239 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
First Edition. Brown cloth in price-clipped dust jacket. ISBN: 0874511232. Primarily a photo history of the Piscataqua River area in New Hampshire/Maine. The author, a professional photographer, gathered many photos from 1855 to 1920 that chronicled the growth and change surrounding the river. Contemporary newspaper accounts accompany the photos providing an in depth study of the area, as experienced by those who lived there. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Minor scuffing and general fading to the jacket. Minor soiling and toning, with a little soiling to the mylar protecting the jacket on the rear cover. Minor to moderate wrinkling to the jacket, mostly along the extremities, with a few tiny bumps. A hint of fading and edgewear to the book. Text clean and solid, with minor soiling to the fore edge. 
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An Address, to the Members of the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, at their Annual Meeting, May 28, 1802, Adams, John Quincy
6 Adams, John Quincy An Address, to the Members of the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, at their Annual Meeting, May 28, 1802
Boston Russell and Cutler, Printers 1802 no Pamphlet Good 
Pamphlet, apparently disbound from a larger work. Lacking any original wraps that may have been issued. 25 pp., plus a page listing members of the 'government of the society,' and including a brief financial account. An address promoting the nature and cause of charity, especially relating to the funds needed for fire fighting in cities, using references to mythology and ancient history, as well as referring to some laws restricting the use of wood in building structures in cities. The Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society was founded in 1792 as a philanthropic organization designed to address the needs of fire safety. John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States, as well as serving in many other capacities in state and federal governments. Bears a gift/presentation inscription to Benjamin Gleason from Shubal Bell. GOOD condition. Remains of leather along the spine. Minor toning. Faint ink stains to the front page, with an old ink line at the upper front page. 
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7 Adams, John Quincy Speech [suppressed by the previous question] of Mr. John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts, on the Removal of the Public Deposites, and its Reasons
Washington Gales and Seaton, Printer 1834 no Pamphlet Good 
Apparent later edition, see Sabin 306. Pamphlet, lacking any wraps that may have been issued. 43 pp. A lengthy speech by John Quincy Adams discussing the legality of removing public deposits from national banks of the United States, citing laws and resolutions from the late 1700s on. Speech given during his tenure in the House of Representatives, after his serving as President of the United States. GOOD condition. Remains of an old spine present. Some dampstaining to the bottom half of the piece. Minor foxing and soiling. Pages unevenly cropped along the lower edge. Sabin 306. 
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8 Adams, John Quincy; McCandless, Wilson Ex-President John Quincy Adams in Pittsburgh in 1843. Address of Welcome by Wilson McCandless, and Mr. Adams' Reply; together with a letter from Mr. Adams Relative to Judge Breckenridge's "Modern Chivalry."
Pittsburgh Bakewell and Marthens, Printers 1873 no Wraps Poor 
Printed blue wraps, MISSING rear wrapper. 16 pp. Quarto. A speech by Wilson McCandless welcoming John Quincy Adams to Pittsburgh, reflecting on Adams' career and service to the country. With a short speech by Adams responding in thanks. POOR condition. Rear wrapper missing. Piece is very tenuously holding together, with some pages loose, and the front cover barely attached to the rest. Horizontal and vertical fold creases present, with heavy creasing and wrinkling. Moderate to heavy dark scuffing and soiling, with some staining, including heavy ink stains to the front wrapper. . Chipping and tearing along the extremities, especially to the front wrap. Overall very heavy wear. 
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9 Adams, John Quincy; Upham, Charles W. Lives of Celebrated Statesmen. With a sketch of the author by Charles W. Upham.
New York W.H. Graham, Publisher 1846 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 105 pp. Biographies of three important statesmen in the United States, written by former President John Quincy Adams. This includes James Madison, James Monroe and Gilbert Mottier de Lafayette, focusing primarily on their roles and actions in the formation of the United States and the Revolutionary War. GOOD condition. Front wrapper and first several pages with large pieces torn off from the upper edge and corners, affecting the upper margin but no loss of text. Owner's signature on the front cover. Minor soiling, foxing and staining to the wrappers. Light toning throughout. Sabin 288. 
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10 Adams, Nathaniel Annals of Portsmouth, Comprising a Period of Two Hundred Years from the First Settlement of the Town; with Biographical Sketches of a few of the Most Respectable Inhabitants
Hampton, NH Peter Randall 1971 no Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Hard cover. No jacket. 412 pages. A reprint of the 1825 edition. A classic early history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire from the early 1600's to the early 1800's, with extensive information on events in Portsmouth in the 1600's and 1700's. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling and some dustiness to the covers. Minor fading and rubbing, with the gilt decoration on the front cover rather faded. Inner text clean and tight. 
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11 Adams, Randolph G. William Hubbard's "Narrative," 1677. A Bibliographical Study
Portland, ME The Southworth-Anthoensen Press 1939 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. Offprint from the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Volume 33, 1939. A brief bibliographic study of William Hubbard's "A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New England," published in 1677, and seeking to establish which map was correct in the two editions printed that year. By surveying and comparing 50 or so copies of the Boston and London edition, the authors sought to establish definitively in which edition the "White Hills" and "Wine Hills" maps should have appeared. This includes appendices of textual variants. GOOD condition. Minor offsetting and general fading to the covers. Light wrinkling and curling. Very minor soiling. 
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12 Alcott, Louisa May et al Meg's Domestic Experience from Little Women. In The New-Hampshire Gazette. April 10, 1869
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A. Frank W. Miller and Co., Publisher 1869 no Original Wraps Good 
Newspaper format. 8pp. With articles on local events, farming, and a few brief lines of national news. Notable for the appearance of Alcott's piece. In GOOD condition with moderate uneven browning to the paper. Newspaper splitting along the folding edge. Newspaper folded in quarters, with associated creases present. A few minor dark spots present, with two minor 1 inch dampstains affecting the margins. Minor wear along the extremities. 
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13 Alden, John B. (manager). The Literary Revolution. May, 1880. Volume 1, No. 1.
New York American Book Exchange, Presumed Publisher 1880 no Wraps Good 
Small newspaper style format, 4 pages. Presumably an advertising circular for the American Book Exchange publishing company, touting its many book offerings, as well as promoting their affordability and durability. This includes citing added costs of different fonts used by other publishers, as well as other 'ploys' that drive up the cost of books for the consumer, contrasting them with the Literary Revolution's cost effective practices. According to Raymond Shove, 'Few men have been more heartily disliked for their publishing activities by American publishers and booksellers than was John B. Alden,' due to his publishing practices that were perhaps borderline, if not outright, underhanded, causing turmoil between publishers and booksellers. It seems he was not always monetarily successful, but he did succeed in putting the works of popular authors in front of the public (see Shove's Cheap Book Production in the United States for previous quote). GOOD condition. Fold crease present. Some creasing, wrinkling and minor tearing along the extremities. Light toning. 
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14 Alder, Douglas D.; Brooks, Karl F A History of Washington County. From Isolation to Destination.
Salt Lake City Utah State Historical Society, Publisher 1996 no Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Blue cloth in unclipped, yellow jacket. 418 pp. With a few black and white photos throughout. A history of the Washington County in Utah, spanning from the earliest inhabitants-the Anasazi Indians-to the arrival of the Mormons in the 1850s and beyond. The book focuses on the relative isolation of the county due to geography, analyzing its impact on settlers in the 1850s and beyond, including the effects on its culture and growth. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading, creasing and edgewear to the jacket, with a hint of soiling. Creases present to the upper inner flaps. Minor fading, scuffing and edgewear to the book. 
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In Indian Tents. Stories told by Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Micmac Indians to Abby L. Alger, Alger, Abby L
15 Alger, Abby L In Indian Tents. Stories told by Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Micmac Indians to Abby L. Alger
Boston Roberts Brothers 1897 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
First edition. Beige illustrated cloth. No jacket. 139 pp., plus ads in the rear. A collection of Native American folk tales and legends, gathered from the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Micmac tribes. This includes creation myths, the fight of the witches, the spirit of the woods, the northwest wind, the spirit of the air, etc. GOOD condition. Ex-library, with a spine label and a few stray markings, embossments in the interior. Uneven heavy darkening to the cover. Spotting, staining and soiling, ranging from moderate to heavy, present to the covers, especially the rear. Heavy darkening to the spine. Extremities bumped and scuffed. Text block solid, with moderate to heavy scattered foxing throughout. Minor soiling. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Our Common Wealth. July 1, 1937. Vol 1. No. 5.  Official Publication of the San Francisco-East Bay Chapters of the Henry George Fellowship., Alper, N.D; Brazell, T.L. (editors)
16 Alper, N.D; Brazell, T.L. (editors) Our Common Wealth. July 1, 1937. Vol 1. No. 5. Official Publication of the San Francisco-East Bay Chapters of the Henry George Fellowship.
San Francisco Henry George Fellowship, presumed Publisher 1937 no Wraps Good 
Pamphlet style magazine, approximately 8 by 6 inches. 12 pages. A single issue of this work devoted to economics, social science and topics related to Henry George and his single tax theory. This includes mentions of various scheduled events, discussions on economic theory, etc. With the printing of a short speech 'The American Republic,' given by Henry George on July 4, 1877, in San Francisco. Devoted to the work of Henry George, an American economist and philosopher who expounded on a single tax theory regarding distribution of wealth. His work was influential in 19th century politics, earning him many adherents and admirers, even into the 20th century. GOOD condition. Name stamp and postage stamp on the rear cover, that of C. Le Baron Goeller. Heavy browning to the paper, which is rather brittle. Minor soiling and a large faint yellowish stain to the front page. Light edgewear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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You Name It (Our Common Wealth). May 1, 1937. Vol 1. No. 3.  Official Publication of the San Francisco-East Bay Chapters of the Henry George Fellowship, Alper, N.D; Brazell, T.L. (editors).
17 Alper, N.D; Brazell, T.L. (editors). You Name It (Our Common Wealth). May 1, 1937. Vol 1. No. 3. Official Publication of the San Francisco-East Bay Chapters of the Henry George Fellowship
San Francisco Henry George Fellowship, presumed Publisher 1937 no Wraps Good 
Pamphlet style magazine, approximately 8 by 6 inches. 8 pages. A single issue of this work devoted to economics, social science and topics related to Henry George and his single tax theory. This includes mentions of various scheduled events, discussions on land, rent and price, etc. Contest for naming the magazine also discussed. Devoted to the work of Henry George, an American economist and philosopher who expounded on a single tax theory regarding distribution of wealth. His work was influential in 19th century politics, earning him many adherents and admirers, even into the 20th century. GOOD condition. Name stamp on the front cover, that of C. Le Baron Goeller. Fold creases present. Heavy browning to the paper, which is rather brittle. Minor soiling and a few small stains. Minor chipping, tearing, creasing and loss along the extremities. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 Anderson, Leon W. Concord Coach. Abbot-Downing 1827-1900 Concord, New Hampshire
Concord The Village Press, Printers 1976 no Wraps Good 
Wraps. 24 pp. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout. A short history of the Concord Coach built by Abbot-Downing, chronicling its start, brief descriptions of various coaches and carriages built, evolution, growth and decline of the business, etc. Issued to accompany a commemorative decanter put out by the Boston Distillers Corp. GOOD+ condition. Uneven browning to the wraps, mostly along the extremities. Minor soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Andrews, William Loring James Lyne's Survey or, as it is More Commonly Known The Bradford Map. A Plan of the City of New York at the Time of the Granting of the Montgomery Charter in 1731. An appendix to an Account of the Same compiled in 1893.
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1900 no Limited Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
Limited edition, one of 170 copies on Holland paper. Hardcover. With three fold out facsimilies by the Bierstadt process: one of the original Bradford map, one of the copy in David Valentine's History of New York in 1853 reduced one half size, and one of the original Duyckinck Map at the New York Historical Society. 37pages. A discussion of the oft reproduced first map of New York City sometimes erroneously described as the Bradford map, but as the author details, may be one of the other maps mentioned. In GOOD condition. Minor soiling and rubbing to the book. Minor scuffing to the extremities. The lower 2 inches of the backstrip are MISSING, being rather jaggedly torn off. Inner text solid with a previous owner's signature in pencil on the title page and the name Duyckinck underlined on the map of its name (also in pencil). Dampstaining present to the last blank endpapers and very faintly to the last two pages of text, mostly in the gutter. Solid copy in GOOD condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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20 Arnold, Samuel Greene The Spirit of Rhode Island History. A Discourse delivered before the Rhode Island Historical Society, on the evening of Monday January 17, 1853
Providence George H. Whitney 1853 no First Edition Original Wraps Fair 
First edition. Original wraps. 32 pages. A speech by the then lieutenant governor of Rhode Island, containing historical information about Rhode Island from its settlement to the 1800's. In FAIR condition. LACKING the rear wrap. Heavy dampstain to the interior affecting all the pages and covering almost their entire surface. This has resulted in moderate darkening to the text, although it is still readable. Faint dampstain to the front wrap, with general fading and some soiling. Minor pencil notations to the front cover. Lower corner of the wrap folded over. Minor creasing. Previous owner's name, Rev. William R. Williams DD of Grove St. NY on the upper front cover. Sabin 2084. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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