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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

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington DC, No printer or publisher Given: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003394


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 publ... View more info

Chapters for the Times. First Part.

By: A Berkshire Farmer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lee, MA, Office of the Valley Gleaner: 1884

Seller ID: 012165


Printed wraps, side stapled. 31 pp. Perhaps written by John Osborne Sargent, this work contains writings musing on politics at the state and federal level, citing corruption at all level, including referring the Star Route scandal and speaking against party loyalty due to the name of the party. The author endorses Grover Cleveland for president, and castigates many Massachusetts politicians. Sargent was a Whig politician and lawyer, as well as an author and journalist (s... View more info

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The Young Lady's Friend

By: A Lady (Farrar, Eliza).

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Boston, American Stationer's Company: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009656


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... View more info

Historical Address Prepared for the Duo-Centennial Celebration of the Founding of the City of Concord, New Hampshire. July 2-4, 1927

By: Abbott, Frances Matilda

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Concord, New Hampshire, Rumford Press: 1927

Seller ID: 007119


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, mostl... View more info

Trolley Trips in and About Fascinating Washington

By: Abbott, Katharine M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, J.F. Jarvis:

Seller ID: 011625


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 w... View more info

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Drowned Valley: The Piscataqua River Basin

By: Adams, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hanover, NH, University Press of New England: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008845


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 scuffi... View more info

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An Address, to the Members of the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, at their Annual Meeting, May 28, 1802

By: Adams, John Quincy

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Russell and Cutler, Printers: 1802

Seller ID: 008394


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... View more info

Speech [suppressed by the previous question] of Mr. John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts, on the Removal of the Public Deposites, and its Reasons

By: Adams, John Quincy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, Gales and Seaton, Printer: 1834

Seller ID: 010371


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 th... View more info

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."

By: Adams, John Quincy; McCandless, Wilson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Bakewell and Marthens, Printers: 1873

Seller ID: 011047


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. Moder... View more info

Lives of Celebrated Statesmen. With a sketch of the author by Charles W. Upham.

By: Adams, John Quincy; Upham, Charles W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, W.H. Graham, Publisher: 1846

Seller ID: 011872


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... View more info

William Hubbard's "Narrative," 1677. A Bibliographical Study

By: Adams, Randolph G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, ME, The Southworth-Anthoensen Press: 1939

Seller ID: 011938


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 "Wh... View more info

Meg's Domestic Experience from Little Women. In The New-Hampshire Gazette. April 10, 1869

By: Alcott, Louisa May et al

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A., Frank W. Miller and Co., Publisher: 1869

Seller ID: 003715


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 ½ inch dampstains affecting the margins. Minor wear along the extremities. View more info

The Literary Revolution. May, 1880. Volume 1, No. 1.

By: Alden, John B. (manager).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Exchange, Presumed Publisher: 1880

Seller ID: 009619


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 ... View more info

A History of Washington County. From Isolation to Destination.

By: Alder, Douglas D.; Brooks, Karl F

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah State Historical Society, Publisher: 1996

Seller ID: 010921


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, creasi... View more info

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In Indian Tents. Stories told by Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Micmac Indians to Abby L. Alger

By: Alger, Abby L

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Boston, Roberts Brothers: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008022


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. Spottin... View more info

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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.

By: Alper, N.D; Brazell, T.L. (editors)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Henry George Fellowship, presumed Publisher: 1937

Seller ID: 010025


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 w... View more info

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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

By: Alper, N.D; Brazell, T.L. (editors).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Henry George Fellowship, presumed Publisher: 1937

Seller ID: 010026


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 wealt... View more info

Concord Coach. Abbot-Downing 1827-1900 Concord, New Hampshire

By: Anderson, Leon W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Concord, The Village Press, Printers: 1976

Seller ID: 009177


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. View more info

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.

By: Andrews, William Loring

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1900

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 001258


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... View more info

The 11-11-11 Club Including the Hinky-Dinky History of the U.S.A. and the Remembership

By: Armes, H. Lyman.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, The Richmond Press: 1958

Seller ID: 012292


Second printing. Signed, with a brief inscription, by the author. Blue-green wraps. 52 pp. A short history and account of the 11-11-11 Club, a group of World War I veterans that met every year on Armistice Day to celebrate the end of World War I and its veterans. The work is a somewhat humorous, if disjointed, account of the group, accompanied by a lengthy ballad of the group. With a roster of the club, including those deceased, as of 1958. GOOD condition. A few small da... View more info