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ALLEN, FRANK GILMAN (1874-1950). AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN WHO SERVED AS GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS.
State House, Boston, Massachusetts. [2 Copies of This Brochure on Massachusetts' State House, Both Signed by Governor Frank G. Allen].
[Boston, Massachusetts], [between 1929 & 1931]. [Boston, Massachusetts], [between 1929 & 1931]. Very good. SIGNED BY MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR FRANK G. ALLEN - Oblong octavo, 5 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, pictorial self-wraps illustrated with a photographic illustration of the "State House, Boston, Massachusetts" on the cover page. Both identical three-page brochures printed on a folded sheet of cream paper with descriptive text describing the history of the state house embossed below the State's coat of arms which in turn is embossed in blue and gilt at the top. A brief history of "The Old State House", embossed on the facing page is illustrated with a woodcut vignette of the historic building. Both brochures are signed in full "Frank G. Allen" as Governor along the bottom right, with some very minor variations in the signatures. The brochures are both lightly creased along the top. Very good. The American businessman and politician Frank Gilman Allen (1874-1950) was the president of a leathergoods business in Norwood, Massachusetts before serving two terms as Lieutenant Governor and subsequently as Governor of Massachusetts. Very good .
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Book number: 96365
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; MASSACHUSETTS; GOVERNOR; FRANK GILMAN ALLEN; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY; BROCHURE; STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS; THE OLD STATE HOUSE; SEAL; STATE SHIELD; COAT OF ARMS; ILLUSTRATED; WOODCUT; EMBOSSED; SIGNED; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNATURE; FIR

 
ALSOP, JOSEPH
Fdr 1882-1945: A Centenary Remembrance
New York: The Viking Press, (1982). (1982). New York: The Viking Press, (1982). (1982). Very good. - Quarto, cloth backed boards, in a dustwrapper. The boards are lightly bumped. The dust jacket is rubbed with the edges of the flaps darkened & with a tiny tear to the top edge of the front panel. 256 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

First edition. Very good .

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Book number: 2993
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | £UK 7.25 | JP¥ 1093]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; PRESIDENTS; FDR; FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT; CENTENARY; JOSEPH ALSOP; ILLUSTRATIONS; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
ANDREW, JOHN.
Original Wood Engraving by J. Andrew Entitled "Bayonet Drill of the Independent Cadets, Under Command of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas C. Amory, on Boston Common, May 30.
(1855). (1855). - A 9 inch high by 12-3/4 inch wide wood engraving by John Andrew illustrating groups of cadets engaged in bayonet drills on Boston Common. The image depicts several clusters, each of three cadets standing back to back with bayonets affixed to the ends of rifles, held out like lances. Others stride forth from rows of cadets in parade formation observing the drills. Mounted Cavalry are depicted in formation behind the lines. Three cadets are shown in the foreground striding forth from the left. Clouds and woods serve as background to the image. The engraver's name "J. Andrew" is printed within the image at bottom right. The print is mounted with glue from the verso onto 10-3/4 inch high by 14-1/4 inch wide stiff cream paper. Folded in the middle with small pieces out from the top corners which do not affect the engraving. The print is slightly soiled. Good. The print appeared in Ballou's Pictorial, Volume 9, July 14, 1855. Good .
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Book number: 96026
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25 | JP¥ 3826]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: ART; AMERICANA; MILITARY; BOSTON COMMON; WOOD ENGRAVING; JOHN ANDREW; BAYONET DRILL OF THE INDEPENDENT CADETS, UNDER COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL THOMAS C. AMORY, ON BOSTON COMMON, MAY 30; 19TH CENTURY; NINETEENTH CENTURY; PRINT.

 
ANDREWS, C. L
The Story of Alaska
Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1944. 1944. Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1944. 1944. Good. - Octavo, black cloth titled in silver with a vignette in silver on the front cover. The binding is bumped & rubbed with a small, light stain to the rear cover. The head of the spine is frayed. 328 pages. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece & black-and-white photographic illustrations. There is a folding map in a pocket mounted on the rear pastedown. A number of top page corners are lightly bumped. Good.

Sixth printing. Good .

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Book number: 22801
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; ALASKA; THE STORY OF ALASKA; HISTORY; C. L. ANDREWS; ILLUSTRATIONS; FOLDING MAP; RUSSIAN COLONIZATION; TRADE; FUR TRADE; GOLD; COPPER; MINING; RAILWAYS.

 
ANGLE, PAUL M.; AND MIERS, EARL SCHENCK
American Culture: Some Beginnings
Kingsport, TN: The Kingsport Press, Inc. 1961. 1961. Kingsport, TN: The Kingsport Press, Inc. 1961. 1961. Fine. - Large octavo [10-5/8 inches high by 7 inches wide], cloth in a cloth & paper covered slipcase. 90 pages plus colophon. Woodcut decorations by Stefan Martin. Near fine.

Limited edition of 1250 copies printed as a keepsake by the Kingsport Press for distribution among its friends.

Compiled and with an introduction by Paul M. Angle and Earl Schenck Miers. The book includes writings by Abraham Lincoln, Anthony Trollope, Joseph Jefferson, Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Samuel F. B. Morse. Fine .

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Book number: 27281
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; AMERICAN CULTURE: SOME BEGINNINGS; PAUL M. ANGLE; EARL SCHENCK MIERS; DECORATIONS; STEFAN MARTIN; EDUCATION; ARTS; PUBLISHING; LIBRARIES; PRINTING; WORLD'S COLOMBIAN EXPOSITION; CHAUTAUQUA; ABRAHAM LINCOLN; ANTHONY TROLLOPE; JOSEPH JEFFERSO

 
(GROTH, ANN AND JOHN). CASEY, ROBERT J
Chicago Medium Rare / When We Were Both Younger
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. (1952). (1952). Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. (1952). (1952). Good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY ROBERT J. CASEY - Octavo, green cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped with its extremities slightly faded. There are 3 tiny white marks to the rear cover. The dust jacket is chipped with a long tear to its front fold & large pieces out of the head & tail of its spine. Its rear panel is soiled and there are tiny ink stains to its front flap from the inscription. 347 pages. Pictorial title in brown & white and black-and-white textual illustrations by Ann and John Groth. Good in a fair dust wrapper.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper to newspaperman H. Parker Lowell of the Des Moines Register and Chicago Examiner: "For Parker H. Lowell -- The old dog-fancier of Des Moines -- With the admiration and affection of -- Bob Casey". Lowell's attractive book label with his ink signature and address is mounted on the half-title and his underlinings and brief notations are penciled throughout the text.

Robert Joseph Casey [1890-1962] was a decorated combat veteran and distinguished Chicago-based newspaper correspondent and columnist. After serving in World War I, he joined the Chicago Daily News and worked there as a foreign correspondent and columnist for twenty-seven years. He covered World War II in England, France, Africa and the Pacific. After retiring from the Daily News in 1947, he continued to write books and freelance newspaper articles.

In this book he writes a history of the Chicago of his grandfather's time and of his own youth. Good .

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Book number: 32242
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 62 | £UK 53.25 | JP¥ 8198]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; CHICAGO, ILLINOIS; CHICAGO MEDIUM RARE; ROBERT J. CASEY; NEWSPAPERMAN; COLUMNIST; FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT; CHICAGO DAILY NEWS; INSCRIBED; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; H. PARKER LOWELL; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
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The Accession of George III 1760-1820 / Celebrated in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1960 / with a Prospectus of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1960-1983. / Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
(Richmond, VA: The William Byrd Press, Inc.), (1960). (1960). (Richmond, VA: The William Byrd Press, Inc.), (1960). (1960). Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed red wraps & sewn with brown cord. The extremities are faded & the wraps are lightly bumped with some rippling to the bottom edge of the rear wrap. [13] pages plus colophon. Very good.

Limited edition, designed and produced by the William Byrd Press as a keepsake for the Institute of Early American History and Culture and friends of the press. Very good .

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Book number: 22870
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.25 | JP¥ 2186]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE III 1760-1820 Celebrated in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1960; Prospectus of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1960-1983; Institute of Early American History and CulturE; WILLIAM BYRD PRESS; KEEPSAKE; LIMITED EDITION.

 
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Catalogue of the Monroe, Wakeman, and Holman Collection of the Pequot Library Southport, Connecticut Deposited in the Yale University Library
New Haven, CT: Yale University Library, 1960. 1960. New Haven, CT: Yale University Library, 1960. 1960. Very good. - Octavo, cloth titled in gilt. Slightly dusty. 522 pages. Illustrated with black & white facsimiles. Near fine.

First editon. Very good .

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Book number: 23147
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25 | JP¥ 3826]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: BOOKS-ON-BOOKS; REFERENCE; ART OF THE BOOK; BIBLIOGRAPHY; (Americana). CATALOGUE OF THE MONROE, WAKEMAN, AND HOLMAN COLLECTION OF THE PEQUOT LIBRARY SOUTHPORT, CONNECTICUT DEPOSITED IN THE YALE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY.

 
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Class a Hotels: Points About Richmond and New York / New York - the Hub City of the World. Presented by Hotel Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
New York: Hotel Booklet Company, (1912). (1912). New York: Hotel Booklet Company, (1912). (1912). Very good. - Octavo, 7-1/4 inches high by 2-3/4 inches wide. Softcovers bound in white wraps illustrated and decorated in red and black. The top corner of the rear cover is creased. 40 pages, with photographic illustrations and a folding map of the united States and lower Canada depicting quality hotels throughout the US and Montreal. Very good. Very good .
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Book number: 23293
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; NEW YORK CITY; RICHMOND, VIRGINIA; HOTELS; HOTEL GUIDE; MONTREAL; HOTEL RICHMOND; CLASS A HOTELS; RELIABLE HOTEL INFORMATION; LODGING; ILLUSTRATIONS; VIGNETTES; EPHEMERA; ADVERTISING.

 
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A Familiar Conversational History of the Evangelical Churches of New-York.
New-York: Robert Carter, 58 Canal street, 1839. 1839. - Small octavo [approximately 6 inches high by 4 inches wide], green cloth decorated in blind, & titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is rubbed & bumped. The spine is slightly faded with the tail chipped & a piece out of the head. 222 pages. Illustrated in black & white with an engraved frontispiece & 5 woodcuts of churches. There is staining to the front pastedown & endpapers. The fore-edge & top edge are foxed & there is scattered foxing throughout. Good.

Second edition. The first edition was published in 1838.

In a printed note the anonymous author inscribes his book to "the Rector of St. Thomas' Church, New-York, the Historian, Scholar and Divine". There is a useful appendix in the back listing all of the places of worship in the city. The text includes historical and architectural details described in the form of a conversation between an uncle and his two nephews.

Rare in commerce. Good .

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Book number: 35767
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 144.5 | £UK 124.25 | JP¥ 19128]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; CHURCHES; NEW YORK CITY; ARCHITECTURE; LIST OF ALL NEW YORK CITY CHURCHES; A FAMILIAR CONVERSATIONAL HISTORY OF THE EVANGELICAL CHURCHES OF NEW-YORK; ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE; WOODCUTS; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
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History of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Breuckelen, Now Known As the First Reformed Church of Brooklyn, 1654-1896
Compiled by Order of the Consistory, 1896. 1896. Compiled by Order of the Consistory, 1896. 1896. Fair. - Quarto, 11-3/4 inches high by 9-1/2 inches high. Pebbled burgundy cloth titled & decorated in gilt on the front cover. The covers are rubbed and faded along the edges and the spine. The corners and head and tail of the spine are worn with some chipping and pieces of cloth out from the spine. A numbered label is affixed to the bottom of the front cover. 93 & [1] pages, with profuse illustrations throughout, including 12 full-page plates. Ex-library, withdrawn by the Minnesota Historical Scoiety with their canceled bookplate on the front pastedown. Cracked at page 41, the binding is ligthly shaken with a couple of pulled signatures. A complete copy of this SCARCE book. Fair .
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Book number: 23236
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 32 | JP¥ 4919]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; NEW YORK CITY; BROOKLYN; CHURCH HISTORY; RELIGION; REFORMED CHURCH; REFORMED PROTESTANT DUTCH; CONSISTORY; BREUCKELEN; NINETEENTH-CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; ILLUSTRATIONS; PLATES; NEW YORK STATE.

 
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Original Nineteenth Century Photographic View of Boston.
[Boston, MA]: circa [1885]. [1885]. - Original oval, sepia-toned photograph, 5-1/4 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide, mounted on a sheet of cream card stock, 7-1/4 inches high by 10-5/8 inches wide, with the title "View of Boston" penned below the image. The edges of the mount are slightly darkened & there is a strip of cloth tape along the top edge of the verso of the mount. There is a small piece chipped from a corner of the mount. Very good. An oval sepia-toned panoramic cityscape of Boston as viewed from across the Bay. Domes and towers can be seen on the distant hills with residences and other buildings in the forefront across the harbor. A portion of a quay or bridge extends out into the water at left. Very good .
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Book number: 96018
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 62 | £UK 53.25 | JP¥ 8198]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: PHOTOGRAPHY; ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH; BOSTON, MA: VIEW OF BOSTON; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
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A Superb Chromolithographic Cut out of the New York Elevated Railroad Train on Rails over the Streets of the City of New York
Circa [1890]. [1890]. Circa [1890]. [1890]. Very good. - sc The 7 inch high by 9 inch wide brightly colored image is cut out from an unknown original source, possibly a promotional hand-out, and mounted onto corrugated board. A few tears within the image are thus reinforced by the mount. A small piece is out from the front of the engine. The superb image depicts the elevated over a busy City street, where pedestrians stroll next to horsedrawn carriages and the horsedrawn Harlem 4th Ave R.R.C. trolley. Attractively framed under glass. Very good .
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Book number: 27748
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.25 | £UK 35.5 | JP¥ 5465]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; HISTORY; NEW YORK CITY; ELEVATED; RAILROAD; RAILWAY; TRAINS; HORSEDRAWN CARRIAGE; NY; TROLLEY; BRIDGE; CHROMOLITHOGRAPH; CUT OUT; COLOR PRINT; EPHEMERA.

 ANTHONY, HENRY B., Memorial Addresses, on Several Occasions. First Edition.
ANTHONY, HENRY B.
Memorial Addresses, on Several Occasions. First Edition.
Providence, RI: Sidney S. Rider, 1875. 1875. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The wraps are darkened & lightly soiled with some tiny stains. 52 pages. Illustrated in black & white with an extra engraved title & 5 engraved portrait plates. There is some staining to the engraved title with offsetting to the facing blank. There is occasional foxing & soiling, including to the margins of the plates. Good.

First edition.

Delivered in the Senate of the United States by Henry B. Anthony, a Senator from Rhode Island. Good .

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Book number: 35769
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; RHODE ISLAND; SENATOR; HENRY B. ANTHONY; MEMORIAL ADDRESSES; ENGRAVED TITLE; ENGRAVED PORTRAITS; PLATES; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
SCHULTZ [APIKUNI], JAMES WILLARD
Blackfeet and Buffalo: Memories of Life Among the Indians. Edited and with an Introduction by Keith C. Seele
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1962). (1962). Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1962). (1962). Very good. - Octavo, black & brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The covers are slightly bumped with a narrow strip of black staining along the bottom edge of each cover. There is some very light soiling along the front edge of the dust jacket rear panel. xv & 383 pages. There is an owner's ink name & address on the front pastedown. There is a light glue mark on each endpaper. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

First edition. Very good .

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Book number: 15232
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 33 | £UK 28.5 | JP¥ 4372]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; AMERICAN WEST; ROCKIES; NATIVE AMERICANS; AMERICAN INDIANS; BLACKFEET AND BUFFALO: MEMORIES OF LIFE AMONG THE INDIANS; MEMOIR; JAMES WILLARD SHULTZ; APIKUNI; FUR TRADER; INDIAN TRIBES; RELIGION; ETHNOLOGY; KEITH C. SEELE; ILLUSTRATIONS; FIRST E

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