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State Papers and Correspondence bearing Upon the Purchase of the Territory of Louisiana

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001069

Condition: Very Good


100th anniversary commemorative of Louisiana Purchase. Modestly sunned spine panel, lightly frayed spine extremities. Mild shelf wear, small tiny holes along rear joint. Tape repair to front flylyeaf (blank). 299 pp. View more info

America: An Affirmation of Faith

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Wickliffe, KY and Luke, MD, Westvaco: 1984

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 001167

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, Christmas annual, slipcased, gilt top, ribbon bookmark bound in. Book and case as issued. View more info

Thomas' Register of American Manufacturers and First Hands in All Lines: The Buyers' Guide 1905-1906

By: N/A

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Publishing Co.: 1985

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 002585

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, gilt lettering, 1,228 pp. + front advertisements on yellow paper, with 98,240 names. As issued except for foxing on text block edges. Facsimile reprint edition of the first Thomas Register of American Manufacturers guide, issued in 1905-06, to commemorate the company's 75th edition (rather than its 75th anniversary, which occurred five years earlier, in 1980). Limited edition, this being copy No. 5416. Includes cover letter laid in. Published at $35. Quite scarce. View more info

The Lumiere; Containing a Variety of Topographical Views in Europe and America

By: N/A

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Henry R. Piercy & Co. Printers: 1831

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003732

Condition: Good


Original 1/4 calf, marbled paper over boards, leather backstrip. 74 pp., many accompanied by a full-page woodcut opposite. Rubbed edges, with corners exposed, leather rubbed, with small area of loss at top spine extremity. Former owner signature (dated 1831) on FFEP. Interior a bit toned, with scattered foxing (ranging to moderate in a few spots), mostly to woodcuts. Contains 31 of an unspecified number of plates. Interesting early U.S. views of U.S. Capitol at Washington D.C., the New York Highlands near West Point, Bedford Mineral Springs and York Springs, Adam County, (Pennsylvania), Brookl... View more info

Four Hours A Year: A Picture-Book Story of Time Inc.'s Third Major Publishing Venture -- The March of Time

By: N/A

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Time, Inc.: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004576

Condition: VG-


Original prospectus for the third publishing venture (after Time and Fortune) of Time, Inc. -- and the first to fail. Tan cloth, moderately soiled. Interior clean and fully intact. Firm binding. 72 pp., illus. w/ gorgeous b&w photographs. View more info

The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Early American Industries Association: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008190

Condition: Near Fine


Group lot consists of 16 issues VI.3, 4; VII.1, 2 (2 issues), 3, 4; VIII.3, 4; IX.1, 2, 3, 4; X.1, 2, 3 (1953 through 1957). Lacks VIII.1, 2, with duplication of VII.2. Articles on early pianos in Philadelphia, Colonial Williamsburg, bake ovens, Plymouth, 18th century English plows, hand processing of wool, printing in colonial America, old museum village of Smith's Clove, silversmithing in colonial America, Columbus Ohio, hand tools for making fish hooks, Corning Glass Center (New York), the Indian broom, Old Salem Massachusetts. Scarce, highly informative, essential to archival and museum co... View more info

The Seventh Census. Report of the Superintendent of the Census for December 1, 1852; To Which is Appended the Report for December 1, 1851. [Abstract of the Seventh Census] [SIGNED Associational to U.S. House of Representatives, Connecticut]

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Robert Armstrong, Printer: 1853

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed Associational

Seller ID: 011548

Condition: Very Good


Dark green pebbled cloth, ruled in blind, lettered in gilt on front panel. Cloth is a bit soiled and spotted but generally well preserved. 160 pp., partially uncut at rear. Scattered internal foxing, generally light but ranging to moderate on endpapers and several early/late leaves. Firm binding. Small area of loss to upper fore-edge of front flyleaf. Vintage gift inscription, dated 10 November 1853, on front pastedown from the Hon. C. F. Cleveland [Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, 1799-1887], Governor of Connecticut (1842-44) and later (at the time of this signature) member of U.S. House of Represen... View more info

Masonic Americana [Volume I + Volume II]

By: N/A

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Knights Templar Magazine, Grand Encampment of Knights Templar: 1974

Seller ID: 016419

Condition: Near Fine


Complete in two volumes, both showing very slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. (I) 16th ptg.: May 1987; (II) 1st ptg.: May 1985. [vii],245 + ix,319 pp., illus. View more info

Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 [National Archives Microfilm Publications - Pamphlet Describing M247]

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017627

Condition: Fine


Gray paper wraps. Booklet. 67 pp. Records from "Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention Record Group 360" in the National Archives. 15-pp. introduction and overview, followed by catalogue of 196 items, many with multiple parts; indexed. As issued. Accompanied by "Pamphlet Accompanying Microcopy No. 332: Miscellaneous Papers of the Continental Congress 1774-89" (1962). View more info

Brief History of the American Labor Movement [85th Congress, 1st Session / House Document No. 244; U.S. Dept. of Labor Bulletin No. 1000]

By: N/A

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., United States Dept. of Labor/GPO: 1957

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 019003

Condition: Near Fine


Tan wraps. Booklet. 1957 revision. Slight wear, almost as issued. View more info

Samuel Adams: Father of American Independence

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, John Hancock Life Insurance Co.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019346

Condition: VG+


Illus. wraps. Light handling wear. [16] pp., illus. No. 71 in the Hancock series. View more info

The Second Printed Draft of the Constitution of the United States - 1787 [Parke-Bernet Galleries Auction Catalog - 1970 - Owen Wister provenance]

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024828

Condition: Near Fine


Tan wraps, lettered in brown and black. Booklet, stapled binding. Slight shelf wear, mild rusting at staples, virtually as issued. [16] pp., folding plate. Sale No. 2972A, for 20 Jan. 1970 auction. Each page of this copy was annotated during the proceedings of the Federal Convention by Pierce Butler, delegate from South Carolina, and passed down through the family; provenance was through the children of the author Owen Wister, direct descendants of Butler. View more info

Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Nineteenth Congress of the United States - Published by Authority

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Peter Force for the Congress of the United States: 1827

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027855

Condition: Very Good


Light blue stiff wraps, lettered in black, deckled (untrimmed) text block edges. Both covers trimmed, remounted onto original flyleaves. Modestly soiled covers, chipped edges as expected. Text block unopened, with light soiling/foxing found mostly in wide margins. 77 pp., featuring transcriptions of treaties with various Native American tribes ("Indian Treaties") on pp. 32-53. Very scarce. View more info

A Society's Chief Joys: An Exhibition from the Collections of the American Antiquarian Society

By: N/A

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Worcester, MA, American Antiquarian Society: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032341

Condition: Near Fine


Tan stiff wraps, lettered in red. Slightly soiled along top edge of front cover, otherwise essentially as issued, now in protective clear PVC wrap. 138 pp., illus. in b&w, color. View more info

Catalogue of a Valuable Collection of Books and Pamphlets Relating to America, with a Descriptive List of Robert Clarke & Co's Historical Publications [Bibliotheca Americana, 1878]

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, Robert Clarke and Co.: 1878

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 032350

Condition: Good


Original brown 1/4 leather, marbled paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in gilt. Rubbed edges with surface loss to leather, leather rubbed and somewhat tattered along joints and spine panel. [iv],262,64 pp. Firm binding, interior a bit toned by age but otherwise intact. Vintage bookseller's catalog. View more info

Exhibition of Books and Manuscripts in Commemoration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Signing of the Constitution of the United States of America, September 17th, 1787 [Library Company of Philadelphia]

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Library Company of Philadelphia: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032356

Condition: Near Fine


Booklet, tan wraps. Light shelf wear, covers slightly toned. 28 pp., 131 catalogued entries. View more info

Hamilton-Burr Dueling Pistols

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Richmond, VA, The United States Historical Society:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034473

Condition: VG+


Tri-fold, 8.5" x 11", promotional/order form for "authentic hand-made exact replicas of the famous and controversial Hamilton-Burr dueling pistols." Illus. in color, accompanied by cover letter. Mild handling wear. View more info

The Flatey Book and Recently Discovered Vatican Manuscripts Concerning America as Early as the Tenth Century [The Flateyjarbok] [Pre-Columbian Historical Treasures 1000-1492]

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Norroena Society: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 036189

Condition: VG+


Original green cloth, lettered and illus. in silver foil and brown, untrimmed text block edges. Cloth is flecked over portions of front cover and a bit rubbed at corners/extrems, with a few light surface scratches to back cover. Firm binding, intact hinges, clean interior. 176 pp., illus. w/ full page reproductions of the Flatey Book, an Icelandic manuscript. Nicely preserved copy. View more info

The Flatey Book and Recently Discovered Vatican Manuscripts Concerning America as Early as the Tenth Century [The Flateyjarbok] [Pre-Columbian Historical Treasures 1000-1492]

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Norroena Society: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 036190

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered and illus. in silver foil and brown, untrimmed text block edges. Dampstaining to bottom front corner has resulted in some spotting to cloth and design, light dampstaining evident along bottom rear edge. A bit rubbed at corners/extrems. Firm binding, intact hinges, clean interior. 176 pp., illus. w/ full page reproductions of the Flatey Book, an Icelandic manuscript. Reasonably preserved copy. View more info

Wall & Nassau: An Account of the Inauguration of George Washington in Federal Hall at Wall and Nassau Streets, April 30, 1789

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bankers Trust Co.: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 036985

Condition: Very Good


Color printed cloth. Modest shelf wear with light rubbing to cover cloth, with two years of minor loss/exposure along top front joint and top front edge, with associated soil mark. Former owner's address stamp on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. 81,[31] pp., illus. in b&w, with color plates, captioned illus. at rear printed on rectos only. Firm binding, clean interior. View more info

Donnelley's Industrial Directory of the Eastern District: The Buyer's Guide - A Catalog of Manufacturers and Wholesale Distributors [8th Edition - 1930]

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Reuben H. Donnelley Corp.: 1930

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 037679

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth, lettered/illus. in black. Modest shelf wear with some soiling to cloth on both covers and spine, rubbed with minor exposure at corners. Firm binding, clean interior though somewhat toned. Intact hinges. 412 pp., many ads. Usually found heavily used, this copy quite respectably preserved. Coverage includes CT, NY, NJ, most of PA, MD, DE, VA, NC, SC, GA and FL. View more info

Selections from The Writings of Thomas Paine, including Age of Reason, Common Sense, Rights of Man, etc.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Carlton House: 1938

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 038994

Condition: Near Fine


Two-tone blue cloth, gilt on red titles. Minor shelf wear, text block edges a bit dulled by age. Former owner's book plate mounted on lower front pastedown. [v],298 pp. Selections from Common Sense, American Crisis, Rights of Man, Dissertation on First Principles of Government, Age of Reason, and Letter to George Washington. Very scarce gold dust jacket is rubbed along edges, with minor chipping to spine extremities, and creasing to lower spine panel, now in mylar. Undated title/copyright pages, but dust jacket shows "D. P.-10-38" on lower front flap, likely indicating year of is... View more info

The Historical Cabinet; Containing Authentic Accounts of Many Remarkable and Interesting Events, which have taken place in modern times [1855, w/ Hand-Colored Plates]

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Leary and Getz: 1855

Seller ID: 040457

Condition: VG-


Full brown leather, both covers with embossed decoration, spine panel lettered/illus. in gilt, marbled text block edges. [xxiv],viii,9-516,[48] pp., illus. w/ 24 pp. hand-colored plates (all but one with two images per page, thus 47 total illus.), 48 pp. ads at rear. Leather rubbed along joints and showing exposure at corners, chipped with loss on lower spine panel and a few small chips along rear joint. Firm binding, generally clean interior with light, scattered foxing. Hand-colored engravings are nicely rendered, retaining vibrant reds, greens, and blues. Exterior Good with wear, inter... View more info

George Washington's Annotated Copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, 1789 [Christie's New York Auction 2761, 22 June 2012]

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Christie's: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042126

ISBN: B00UGHM5JQ

Condition: Fine


Stiff color pictorial wraps. As issued. 54 pp. View more info

In Memoriam: William Buel Franklin, February 27, 1823 - March 8, 1903

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Privately Issued: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042880

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, lettered in gilt, bordered in black, deckled text block edges with top edge in gilt. Minor rubbing to covers and spine extremities. Ex-historical society library copy with book plate mounted on front fixed endpaper, "compliments" stamp on front flyleaf and at top corner of p. 7. 60 pp., frontis. portrait. A few very minor soil marks internally, creased frontis. tissue guard. View more info