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"Let There Be Commitment" A Housing, Planning Development Program for New York City. Report of a Study Group of the Institute of Public Administration to Mayor John V. Lindsay. September 1966

By: Various authors.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Institute of Public Administration, 1966


Photo illustrated wraps. Quarto. Viii, 52 pp. With an organizational chart laid in, as well as a fold out map of New York City, depicting various development zones, in the rear. A study of the problem of slums and poverty in New York City in the 1960s, citing the disparity between rich and poor, and exploring options for rebuilding and reviving poor neighborhoods and sections of the city, while acknowledging shortcomings in the welfare system which keeps the poor in pove... View more info

"May Useful Arts Employ My Youth." The Hope R. Hacker Sampler Collection in the Allentown Art Museum

By: Vincent, Margaret

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Allentown, PA, Allentown Art Museum, Publisher, 1987


Illustrated wraps. Small square format. 24 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A descriptive checklist of samplers in the Allentown Art Museum, all part of the Hope R. Hackler collection, and consisting of samplers from 18th and 19th century US, Mexico and Europe. GOOD condition, ex-museum library. Sticker on the lower front cover, with pocket, pastedown and minor markings in the interior. Light fading and edgewear. A hint of wrinkling. View more info

'71 Club Wagons by Ford. Club/Custom/Chateau. Promotional Booklet

By: No author Given

Price: $15.00

Publisher: No Place, Ford, Presumed Publisher, 1970


Wraps. Quarto, approximately 8 1/2 by 11 inches. 8 pp., including covers. Color photos and illustrations throughout. A promotional booklet advertising Ford Club Wagons (passenger vans), including conversion vans designed for camping or travel. Including basic specs for the vehicles, as well as optional custom features. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading and scuffing to the covers. Light edgewear. Minor soiling to the rear cover. View more info

(A Philosophical Discourse, addressed to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; to which are added three memoirs on philosophical subjects).

By: Bowdoin, James

Price: $45.00

Publisher: No Place, No Publisher,


Publisher, date and place missing, although based on references, this is believed to have been printed by Adams and Nourse: Boston 1786. Disbound pamphlet. Pagination runs 25-71, and is complete within that section, although any preliminaries, preface, title page, and plate are MISSING. A disbound work, consisting of only the three memoirs, and LACKING any text prior to page 25. A work consisting of three memoirs (essays) presenting Bowdoin's thoughts on the properties o... View more info

(Bill For the Admission of California). In the Senate of the United States. January 9, 1849. Mr. Berrien made the following Report. 30th Congress, 2d Session. Rep. Com., No. 256. Senate. With: In the Senate of the United States. January 15, 1849.

By: No Author Given

Price: $325.00

Publisher: No Place, No Publisher, 1849


Full titles: In the Senate of the United States. January 9, 1849. Submitted read and Ordered to be Printed. Mr. Berrien made the following Report. 30th Congress, 2d Session. Rep. Com., No. 256. Senate. With: In the Senate of the United States. January 15, 1849. Submitted read and Ordered to be Printed. Mr. Downs made the following Report. 30th Congress, 2d Session. Rep. Com., No. 256. Part II. Senate. No publisher or place. Presumed Washington, DC: 1849. Two pamphlets. ... View more info

. Merchant's Gargling Oil National Almanac 1883, for the use of Farmers, Planters, Merchants, Mechanics and Families.

By: No author Given

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Lockport, NY, Merchant's Gargling Oil Co., Publisher, 1882


Yellow wraps, with an illustration on the front cover. 32 pp. A few small illustrations in the interior. Cover states, "A liniment for man and beast. Yellow wrapper for animal and white for human flesh." A promotional almanac touting the effectiveness of Merchant's Gargling Oil in the healing or cure of various ailments for humans and animals. With the usual monthly almanac interspersed with tips for remedying various sicknesses and wounds using the gargling oil.... View more info

1962 Master Crew List. Newport-Bermuda Yacht Race

By: No author Given

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Providence, The Providence Journal-Bulletin, Publisher, 1962


Wraps. Small, square quarto. 60 pp. Black and white photos of various yachts on the inside covers. A list of yachts, including names of the yacht and crew members, as well as type of boat, of those participating in the Newport-Bermuda Yacht Race. This race is the oldest continuously scheduled ocean race, and originally began as a way to counter critics' arguments that this type of race was dangerous. GOOD condition. General toning and fading to the covers. Minor soiling,... View more info

Image for 30th Triennial, Centennial of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the United States of America. Baltimore, MD. October 12th, 1897

30th Triennial, Centennial of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the United States of America. Baltimore, MD. October 12th, 1897

By: No author Given

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No Place, A. Hoen and Co., Printer, 1897


No place, presumed circa 1897. Red cloth. 46 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A small book celebrating the centennial of the General Grand Chapter on October 13, 1897. This includes lists of members of various committees of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, as well as many pages discussing historical buildings and monuments in and around the Baltimore area. This includes photos and descriptions of a Washington Monument, the City Hall, the school for the blind... View more info

46 Great Drinks from New York and Restaurants at the World's Fair

By: No author given.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: St. Louis, Southern Comfort Corporation, 1964


Color illustrated pamphlet. Oblong format. 12 pp. Color illustrations throughout. A guide to mixing various cocktails and other alcohol based drinks. With a depiction of the Unisphere from the 1964 World's Fair in New York. Drinks include the Scarlett O'Hara, The Alamo,Top O' the Morning, the Alexander and others. GOOD+ condition. Minor browning and a few tiny stains. Minor curling/creasing at the corners. View more info

A Brief Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Lt. Nathan'l Segar, who was Taken Prisoner by the Indians and Carried to Canada During the Revolutionary War

By: Segar, Nathan'l

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Charles P. Everitt Associates, Publisher, 1940


One of 150 copies. Printed wraps. xxxiii, 47 pp. With a fold out map, printed on old, 18th century, ledger paper. A limited reissue of the 1825 edition, with added material, including an historical preface, a map of the of the route of the Indians, and a contemporary letter corroborating some of the details. An account of Nathaniel Segar's service during the Revolutionary War, as well his subsequent capture by Native Americans during a raid on the town of Bethel, Maine. ... View more info

A Brief Statement of the Rise and Progress of the Testimony of the Religious Society of Friends, Against Slavery and the Slave Trade

By: No author Given

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Published by direction of the Yearly Meeting. Joseph and William Kite, Printers, 1843


Pamphlet, disbound from a larger work. LACKING any original wraps issued. 59 pp., plus a rear blank endpaper. A history of the anti-slavery movement within the Quakers, or Society of Friends, documenting early tracts and speeches against slavery in the late 1600s and early 1700s, up to its abolishment within the Society. With discussion of efforts in America during colonial times. GOOD condition. Heavy browning and foxing to the last endpaper, with a small dampstain pres... View more info

A Collector's Obsession. Photographs of Humboldt County, California from the Peter E. Palmquist Collection

By: Palmquist, Peter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Arcata, CA, Peter E. Palmquist, 2001


One of three hundred copies. 244 pp. With many black and white photos throughout. A printing of about 200 photos from the collection of Peter Palmquist, all portraying the history, culture and residents of Humboldt County, California, from the 1800's to the present. GOOD+ condition. Minor curling, scuffing and creasing at the corners, with light curling along the extremities. Very light toning. Interior clean and solid. View more info

A communication from the Secretary of the Interior of the 7th instant, with accompanying papers, setting forth the urgent necessity of stringent measures for the repression of the rapidly increasing evasion and violations of aws relating to public Lands

By: No Author Given

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington DC, No Publisher, 1883


Ex. Doc. No. 61. 47th Congress, 2d Session. Senate. (Washington D.C.: 1883). Disbound pamphlet. 56 pp. A lengthy government document containing many reports from territories and states in the US west claiming illegal use and appropriation of public lands. Letters from various agents are reprinted, from states and territories including Washington, Dakota, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Colorado and others. Many of these letters make specific mentions of the various infract... View more info

A Decade in United States Steel

By: Dow, Jones and Co. (compilers)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Wall Street Journal, 1911


Plain wraps. 45 pp. A financial analysis of the United States Steel Company, written for shareholders and others who are interested in the company. GOOD condition. Handwritten name and address on the front cover. Spotting to the front cover. Minor soiling and staining. General toning. Minor chipping and tearing along the extremities. View more info

A Discourse Delivered at the Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. Upon Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 1847

By: Beecher, Henry Ward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Cady and Burgess, 1848


Pamphlet, presumably disbound from a larger work. Lacking any wraps that may have been issued. 27 pp. A mostly religious reflection on the day of Thanksgiving and its importance to American society, calling attention to the many natural resources available to the United States, as well as its growth and potential for opportunity. Beecher calls attention to the importance of education, the importance of the working class in society, and of note, Beecher calls attention to... View more info