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 BIGELOW, JOHN. (1817-1911). AMERICAN AUTHOR AND LAWYER JOHN BIGELOW., A Card Inscribed and Signed by American Author, Lawyer and Statesman John Bigelow.
BIGELOW, JOHN. (1817-1911). AMERICAN AUTHOR AND LAWYER JOHN BIGELOW.
A Card Inscribed and Signed by American Author, Lawyer and Statesman John Bigelow.
Circa [1890's]. [1890's]. Circa [1890's]. [1890's]. Good. - A card, 1-3/4 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide, is inscribed and signed in black ink "Yours Respectfully / John Bigelow." Notes have been penned on the verso in another hand over remnants of tape & glue stains where the card has been removed from an album. Good After spending the years 1849 to 1861 as an editor and co-owner of the New York Evening Post, John Bigelow [1817-1911] began his political career as a reform Democrat, working with William Cullen Bryant in New York. In 1848 his anti-slavery convictions made him leave the party and in 1856 he led other former Democrats into the new Republican party. When Abraham Lincoln was elected President he appointed Bigelow American Consul in Paris. Bigelow eventually progressed to Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Napoleon III and in this capacity, working with the American Ambassador to the U.K, he helped to block France and England from intervening in the American Civil War on the Confederate side, thus playing a material role in the Union victory. In 1872, Bigelow, who was held in universal respect in New York, decided to rejoin the Democratic party and was elected Secretary of State of New York, holding this position until 1876. Bigelow helped develop the New York Public Library and was its first president. Good .
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; AMERICAN STATESMAN; A CARD INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMERICAN AUTHOR, LAWYER AND STATESMAN JOHN BIGELOW; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; REFORM DEMOCRAT; ABOLITIONIST; REPUBLICAN; MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY TO THE COURT OF NAPOLEON III; AMERICAN CIVIL WAR;

 
(AYER, EDWARD E.)
Narratives of Captivity Among the Indians of North America: A List of Books and Manuscripts on This Subject in the Edward E. Ayer Collection of the Newberry Library. Together with a Supplement by Clara A. Smith
NY: Maurizio Martino, n.d. [circa 1991]. n.d. [circa 1991]. NY: Maurizio Martino, n.d. [circa 1991]. n.d. [circa 1991]. Fine. - Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt. 120 & 49 pp. Near fine.

Reprint, limited to 300 copies, of the original 1912 edition. Fine .

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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; NATIVE AMERICANS; AMERICAN INDIANS; INDIAN CAPTIVITY; CAPTIVITY; EDWARD E. AYER; COLLECTOR; COLLECTION; NEWBERRY LIBRARY; CATALOGUE; REFERENCE; CLARA A. SMITH; LIMITED EDITION REPRINT. (Americana). (Native Americans). NARRATIVES OF CAPTIVITY AM

 
BACHELLER, IRVING
Coming Up the Road: Memories of a North Country Boyhood
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: Publishers, (1928). (1928). Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: Publishers, (1928). (1928). Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in dw. The dw is chipped & soiled with small pieces out. 316 pp. The page edges are very slightly darkened. Very good in a good dw.

First edition.

Bacheller was born in 1859 into a New England family pioneering in the St. Lawrence Valley, north of the Adirondacks. Very good .

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Book number: 2191
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Keywords: AMERICANA; NEW YORK STATE; ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY; MEMOIR; IRVING BACHELLER; ; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 BAKER, NEWTON D. (1871-1937). AMERICAN POLITICIAN WHO SERVED AS U.S. SECRETARY OF WAR FROM 1916 TO 1921., Original Photograph Inscribed and Signed by U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker.
BAKER, NEWTON D. (1871-1937). AMERICAN POLITICIAN WHO SERVED AS U.S. SECRETARY OF WAR FROM 1916 TO 1921.
Original Photograph Inscribed and Signed by U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker.
November 26, 1929. 1929. November 26, 1929. 1929. Good. - An original sepia-toned 8-1/4 inch high by 5-5/8 inch wide photograph inscribed and signed at bottom left: "To Seymour Halpern / with - Good Wishes / Newton D. Baker". There are a few glue marks to the edges of the photograph & its corners have been clipped, cutting off a few letters of the date. Good.

Baker is photographed at head-and-shoulders length, wearing a dark pin-striped suit and tie and round glasses.

Newton Diehl Baker [1871-1937] was an American lawyer, politician and government official. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912-1915 and as U.S. Secretary of War under Woodrow Wilson from 1916 to 1921.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Good .

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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; AMERICAN LAWYER; AMERICAN POLITICIAN; GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL; 37TH MAYOR OF CLEVELAND, OHIO; UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF WAR; ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY U.S. SECRETARY OF WAR NEWTON D. BAKER; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; SEYMOUR HALPERN.

 
(BALESTIER, JOSEPH; VOORHEES, P.F.; FILLMORE, MILLARD; WEBSTER, DANIEL).
[Report on Joseph Balestier's Mission to Siam]: Message from the President of the United States, in Answer to a Resolution of the Senate, Calling for Information in Relation to the Mission of Mr. Balestier, Late United States Consul at Singapore, to Eastern Asia. (32d Congress. 1st Session. Ex. Doc. No. 38).
Washington, D.C. 1852. 1852. Washington, D.C. 1852. 1852. Good. - Octavo, 9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/8 inches wide. Softcover, unbound printed self-wraps consisting of 4 gatherings attached with a single stitch. 125 deckle-edged pages. The edges of the title page are soiled and darkened with a tear and chips to the top edge. The overlapping edges of several pages are chipped. Page 19 is tightly trimmed with minor loss to the text along the bottom edge and there is a tear to the bottom edge of another page. Good.

President Millard Fillmore's report to Congress on the American mission sent to Bangkok, led by former American Consul to Singapore Joseph Balestier, in an effort to secure treaty arrangements to open trade with Siam. The report includes Balestier's correspondence and letters from 1849 through 1851 addressed to various American and Thai officials, including the U.S. Secretary of State, the Sultan of Bruni, the Siamese Commissioner of Naval Forces, U.S. Naval Commander P. F. Voorhees, and others. The correspondence often originates from aboard the U.S. Flagship Plymouth or from various Asian embassies.

Although the first American ship reached Bangkok in 1821 and a Treaty of Amity and Commerce was signed between the U.S. and Siam in 1833, only 2 American vessels had traveled to Siam to trade between 1828 and 1836, and none from 1838 through 1850. In 1850, both the American and British governments sent missions to Bangkok seeking to negotiate new treaties. The American mission was led by Joseph Balestier, the former American Consul to Singapore.

In the 1830's Joseph Balestier was one of the first men to own a 1,000-acre sugar cane plantation in Singapore. He was soon appointed Consul for the port of Rhiau and subsequently Singapore. He was a significant figure in Singapore and both a road and a district are named after him. In the latter part of the 1840's, business declined due to competition and lack of import privileges to the home market. Following the death of his wife, Paul Revere's daughter Maria Revere Balestier, he was forced to sell his entire property. He soon returned to Washington to convince Secretary of State Daniel Webster to send him on a diplomatic mission to South East Asia to negotiate treaties. However, the mission was beset by difficulties from the beginning. His relationship with Commodore P.F. Voorhees began badly and deteriorated as the voyage progressed. Balestier regularly communicated their disagreements to the Secretary of State, forwarding copies of his letters to Voorhees, thus aggravating the situation. Balestier blamed Voorhees for the failure of the mission, placing some of the blame on Voorhees' failure to send a military escort with him when he met with high-ranking officials. Voorhees had been loathe to endanger his men due to reports of a cholera epidemic. As the ship's tour was coming to an end and Vorhees and his crew were due back home, Balestier stayed on anticipating that a new American flagship would soon pick him up in Batavia. He spent six months waiting and, when word did reach him, it was to inform him that his mission had been terminated. The failure of the mission was not solely due to Balestier's disgreement with Voorhees. Not only was Siamese bureaucracy frustrating but, according to a letter produced by Voorhees, a Siamese admiral claimed that Balestier had been rude and insulting to his hosts. China's royal court had also refused to meet with him due to previous dealings with him in Singapore. Voorhees' version of events stirred up controversy in Washington and, on two occasions, the Senate asked to see Balestier's correspondence.

RARE. WorldCat locates only 5 copies. Good .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; TRAVEL; EXPLORATION; DIPLOMACY; JOSEPH BALESTIER; MILLARD FILLMORE; P.F. VOORHEES; UNITED STATE CONSUL AT SINGAPORE; MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE; REPORT TO CONGRESS; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY

 
BALLENTINE, GEORGE
Autobiography of an English Soldier in the United States Army. By George Ballentine. Edited by William H. Goetzmann
Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Christmas, 1986. 1986. Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Christmas, 1986. 1986. Fine. - Small octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine with a device in gilt on the front cover. lxxxiv & 354 pages, illustrated with a frontispiece, several black & white plates and a double-page color map. Near fine.

The Lakeside Classics, printed by The Lakeside Press.

A history of America's war with Mexico. Animosity between the United States and Mexico heightened subsequent to Texas being admitted to the Union on December 29, 1845. This act was one of the factors which led to the declaration of war on May 13, 1846. "The text is the autobiography of George Ballentine, a Scotsman, who emigrated to America expecting to use his skills as a weaver. Unable to find work in New York City, he enlists in the United States Army and in less than two years becomes part of General Winfield Scott's invasion force that lands at Vera Cruz and fights its way to the Mexican capital and war's end." -- Excerpted from the Publisher's Preface. Fine .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; MILITARY; HISTORY; MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR; MEXICO; AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ENGLISH SOLDIER IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY; LAKESIDE PRESS; GEORGE BALLENTINE; WILLIAM H. GOETZMANN; GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT; BATTLES; SCOTSMAN; SOLDIER.

 
LAMONT, THOMAS W. (1870-1948). AMERICAN BANKER AND J.P. MORGAN'S SENIOR PARTNER WHO CONDUCTED BILATERAL TALKS WITH JAPAN IN BEHALF OF THE "HOUSE OF MORGAN".
Typed Letter Signed by the American Banker Thomas W. Lamont Mentioning His Forthcoming Trip to the Far East Where He Negotiated with Japan on Behalf of His Firm, J.P. Morgan & Co.
New York, February 11, 1920. 1920. - Over 140 words typed on "23 Wall Street, New York" creamy white watermarked stationery. The banker and senior partner of J.P. Morgan & Co. Thomas W. Lamont replies to James B. Pond's letter of the 5th of that month. Pond had written to Lamont seeking financing for the Pond Bureau. Lamont writes that "It is true that I am so occupied with affairs having to do with my forthcoming trip to the Far East that it is going to be impossible for me to sit down for a chat with you.." He goes on to suggest that if Pond can keep afloat until June, he "should be glad then to have a good talk.." He does, however, refute a suggestion which Pond has made about booking lecturers who might influence public interest in favor of J.P. Morgan & Co.: "I must hasten, however, to say that on no account should I wish to interest myself in your bureau for the purpose of influencing public opinion". Signed "TW Lamont". The letter is folded for mailing, else fine. Together with a retained carbon copy of James B. Pond's letter of February 5th, on 2 sheets of yellow copy paper. Pond writes that he'd called on Lamont the previous Thursday as per an appointment Lamont's secretary had made "but unfortunately you were so tied up that I did not see you. This was probably due to the fact that you are leaving for Japan shortly.." He indicates that he's approaching Lamont to discuss the possibility of financing since Lamont seems to be "more closely associated with my speakers than any other persons in New York" and seems to be "interested in the same kind of people I am interested in.." and, in an aside, suggests that his speakers could influence public opinion in Lamont's firm should he be interested. Also included is the retained carbon copy of a second letter from Pond, typed on April 6, 1920 in which Pond thanks Lamont for his earlier response but that since "The Maeterlinck disaster took away my main income for the year.." Pond had borrowed to cover the costs, payments for which are now coming due and he fears that he can't hold on until June: "If it would be possible for you to instruct someone to assist me sufficiently to pay something to reduce these notes, I think I could hold them over until your return.." The American banker Thomas W. Lamont (1870-1948) was a senior partner of J.P. Morgan & Co. The first Freshman editor of "The Harvard Crimson", he graduated cum laude in 1892 and started working for the New York Tribune. He went on to work for several newspapers before joining the business firm of Cushman Bros. which eventually became Lamont, Corliss, and Company. Lamont continued to advance through the corporate, business and banking world, becoming director of the new Banker's Trust and then vice president of the First National Bank. In 1910, as a member of the Jekyll Island Club, Lamont, together with J.P. Morgan and a few other members secretly made plans for a central bank similar to the Federal Reserve System. He became a partner of J.P. Morgan and Co. in 1911 and purchased the New York Evening Post in 1918. Following WWI, he and Norman H. Davis were appointed as representatives of the Treasury Department for the Paris Peace Conference, drawing up the Dawes Plan and the Young Plan to reduce the amount paid by Germany. In 1920, Lamont undertook a mission to Japan to protect American financial interests in Asia, and consequently, those of the J.P. Morgan firm. Arriving in Japan in early March of 1920, Lamont lunched with Baron Iwasaki of the Mitsubishi zaibatsu, who was then Japan's wealthiest man. Although Lamont supported Japan's non-militaristic politics, he did not challenge Japan's efforts to influence Manchuria and, in fact, Ron Chernow claimed in his book "The House of Morgan" that Lamont later authored Japan's 1931 response to deceive the world about the Mukden Incident, a false flag operation which led to Japan's invasion of Manchuria. In a June 1999 article titled "Banker as Diplomat", Dr. Kilgroe, who taught U.S. History at North Carolina State University, wrote about the "uncommon instance of a private banker conducting official bilateral talks potentially of considerable national and international importance. Fine .
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; ECONOMICS; BANKING; BANKER; THOMAS WILLIAM LAMONT, JR.; SENIOR PARTNER WITH J.P. MORGAN'S FIRM; TYPED LETTER SIGNED; TRIP TO JAPAN; FAR EAST; NEGOTIATIONS; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; JAMES B. POND; THE POND BUREAU; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTUR

 
BARNARD, WILLIAM F.; SUPERINTENDENT.
Monthly Record of the Five Points of Industry. Vol. XXXIII No. 9. January, 1890.
(New York: Five Points House of Industry), 1890. 1890. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial blue wraps with an illustration of the Five Points House of Industry building on the front cover and an ad for Bradbury Pianos on the rear cover. The binding is lightly creased & slightly darkened around the edges. There is a short tear to the front edge of the front cover. Pages [133]-148. There are small areas of light staining to pages 145-148. There is a tiny tear to the front edge of the first page. Good.

This post-holiday issue contains seasonal items, verses, listing of donors and reports on the children being served. On page 145 there is a short article on the work of social reformer, journalist and photographer Jacob Riis, noting his interest in crime and criminals and praising him for publicizing "the dark side of New York life" and the rescue work done by Christian philanthropists through his lectures and photographs.

In 1851 Lewis M. Pease was originally appointed as the first Head Missionary of the New York Ladies' Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church which aimed to respond to the rampant crime and prostitution in the area. Disagreements over the best approach to these problems led Pease to leave this post in and to form a new institution which would become the Five Points House of Industry. This institution, while aiming to imbue those in its care with the "pure principles of Christianity", took a more practical approach to assisting the destitute by providing employment, protection and instruction and, in particular, partial or total support for children and others unable to work towards supporting themselves. The facilities provided included a farm school, a woman's working house, a free medicine dispensary, public bathrooms, a boarding house and a children's school. Good .

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Book number: 35825
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Keywords: AMERICANA; SOCIAL REFORM; PHILANTHROPY; NEW YORK CITY; CRIME; PROSTITUTION; DESTITUTION; FIVE POINTS HOUSE OF INDUSTRY; RELIGION; CHRISTIANITY; LEWIS M. PEASE; WILLIAM F. BARNARD, SUPERINTENDENT; JACOB RIIS; FARM SCHOOL; CHILDREN'S SCHOOL; FREE MEDICI

 
(YALE COLLEGE).(BARNUM, SAMUEL W.)
Supplement to the Class Book of the Class of 1841, in Yale College
Athol Depot: G. H. Kellogg, Book, Card and Job Printer, 1862. 1862. Athol Depot: G. H. Kellogg, Book, Card and Job Printer, 1862. 1862. Good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are soiled & lightly bumped & chipped. The spine is perished & the wraps are partially detached. 24 pages. The top page corners are bumped & the last 2 leaves are partially detached. Good.

Rare. No copies were located in WorldCat. Good .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; EDUCATION; SUPPLEMENT TO THE CLASS BOOK OF THE CLASS OF 1841, IN YALE COLLEGE; SAMUEL W. BARUM; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
BARRY, CHARLES A.
Wood Engraving of a Sleighing Scene on Boston Neck.
(Boston, MA): (1860). (1860). - Wood engraving, approximately 5-3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide, mounted on a sheet of cream stock, 7 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide. The bottom edge of the mount is cut at a slant & there is a tiny stain to its top margin. Very good. Titled "Sleighing Scene on Boston Neck", the engraving depicts gentlemen riding horse-drawn sleighs down a broad street lined with handsome buildings and leafless trees. They are being watched by a crowd bundled up in overcoats, cloaks, bonnets and tall hats. An excited dog races down the middle of the street to keep up with the horses. Very good .
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Book number: 96014
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Keywords: AMERICANA; BOSTON, MA; SLEIGHING SCENE ON BOSTON NECK; HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGHS; WOOD ENGRAVING; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
BASS, RIC; FLORES, DAN; BEER, RALPH. JOHNSON, DENIS; CHATHAM, RUSSELL; SMITH, ANNICK; ET AL
Where We Live: The Best of Big Sky Journal. Volume 1
Bozeman, MT: Spring Creek Publishing, 1997. 1997. Bozeman, MT: Spring Creek Publishing, 1997. 1997. Fine. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt with a color illustration mounted on the front cover. The book is housed in black cloth slipcase with a rectangular keyhole in its front panel revealing the cover illustration. The slipcase is lightly rubbed. viii, 251 & [1] pages. Near fine.

First edition.

Fiction and essays relating to the countryside, the great outdoors and outdoor pursuits with sections on Ranches and Rodeos, Saloons, Hunting and Fishing and Rivers of the Big Sky. Fine .

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Book number: 33552
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Keywords: AMERICANA; PERIODICAL; BIG SKY JOURNAL; WHERE WE LIVE: THE BEST OF BIG SKY JOURNAL. VOLUME ONE; RIC BASS; DAN FLORES; RALPH BEER; ANNICK SMITH; RUSSELL CHATHAM; DENIS JOHNSON; FICTION; ESSAYS; RANCHES; RODEOS; SALOONS; HUNTING; FISHING; RIVERS; FIRST EDIT

 
BASS, RICK
Winter: Notes from Montana
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. 1991. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. 1991. Fine. SIGNED BY RICK BASS - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. Half- title, title, [4] leaves & 162 pages. Illustrated in black & white with drawings by Elizabeth Hughes. Near fine.

First edition.

Signed by Rick Bass on the title page.

The author, a writer, petroleum geologist and environmental activist, celebrates a winter spent in a tiny community in a remote valley of Montana--the last valley in the state without electricity. Fine .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; MONTANA; WINTER: NOTES FROM MONTANA; RICK BASS; AMERICAN AUTHOR; GEOLOGIST; ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; ILLUSTRATOR; DRAWINGS; ELIZABETH HUGHES; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 BELCHER, ANDREW., Autograph Note Signed, in Regard to Not Having Received Money from Joseph Greene of Waymouth.
BELCHER, ANDREW.
Autograph Note Signed, in Regard to Not Having Received Money from Joseph Greene of Waymouth.
Boston, 1705. 1705. - Approximately 40 words penned on a 3-5/8 inch high by 4-3/4 inch wide sheet of creamy white paper, the note addressed to Increase Robinson is dated March 5, "1705/6" and signed "And. Belcher". Once folded, with some slight offsetting at left and minor ink smudges at the top, the note is inlaid in a 10-7/8 inch high by 7-1/2 inch wide cream paper mat. Very good.

There is an Andrew Belcher of this period who was a leading ship owner controlling the grain supply of Boston. He was highly successful in trade, sometimes violating the Navigation Acts, and purportedly doing business with pirates. As the largest grain merchant in New England he garnered an appointment as commissary to British forces fighting the French and Indians in Canada. To supply the British, he sold the grain to himself as commissary, netting a substantial profit. He hoarded the grain, depleting the supply of flour and bread in Boston, pushing up the price of bread.

A RARE autograph. Very good .

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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; COLONIAL AMERICAN DOCUMENT; AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED; ANDREW BELCHER; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNED; EIGHTEENTH CENTRY; 18TH CENTURY; HISTORICAL; HISTORY; GRAIN MERCHANT; NEW ENGLAND; BOSTON; MASSACHUSETTS.

 
BELLIN, JACQUES NICHOLAS
Old Maps of the World. Set I: North America. Featuring Maps Produced in 1757
Cleveland, OH: Bloch and Company, 1959. 1959. Cleveland, OH: Bloch and Company, 1959. 1959. Fine. - Quarto, red buckram titled in gilt on spine. There are a few tiny black marks to the front cover. Title, 1 leaf & 10 plates printed in black on light tan stock. Fine.

Facsimiles of 10 maps produced by Bellin in 1757. Inscribed by the publisher. Fine .

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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; CANADIANA; MAPS; NORTH AMERICAN; EIGHTEENTH CENTURY; 18TH CENTURY; JACQUES NICHOLAS BELLIN; PLATES; HISTORY; CARTOGRAPHY; OLD MAPS OF THE WORLD. SET I: NORTH AMERICA; FACSIMILES.

 
BENNETT, JOHN W
Northern Plainsmen: Adaptive Strategy and Agrarian Life
Chicago, IL: Aldine Publishing Company, (1971). (1971). Chicago, IL: Aldine Publishing Company, (1971). (1971). Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial red, black & white wraps. The wraps are very lightly rubbed & the spine is sunned. xvi, [1] leaf & 352 pages. The top corners of the last 2 leaves are creased. 12 pages of black-and- white illustrations. Very good.

A title in the series "Worlds of Man: Studies in Cultural Ecology", edited by Walter Goldschmidt. An anthropological/ecological study of how four distinct social groups--the Indians, the ranchers, the farmers and the Hutterites--adapted to the environment of the Canadian Great Plains. Very good .

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Book number: 11434
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; CANADIANA; CANADIAN GREAT PLAINS; WESTERN PLAINS; JASPER REGION; NORTHERN PLAINSMEN: ADAPTIVE STRATEGY AND AGRARIAN LIFE; JOHN W. BENNETT; FARMERS; RANCHERS; NATIVE AMERICANS; NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS; HUTTERITES; ECOLOGY; ANTHROPOLOGY; CULTURAL

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