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(BENTON, THOMAS HART). HUBERMAN, LEO
We, the People: The Dream of America
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, (1947). (1947). New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, (1947). (1947). Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a color pictorial dust wrapper by Thomas Hart Benton. The head & tail of the spine are creased & slightly chipped. The dust jacket is slightly rubbed around the edges & very lightly chipped. xii & 372 pages. The striking pictorial color endpapers and the full-page and textual illustrations in black & white are by Thomas Hart Benton. Very good.

Book Find Club edition, revised and enlarged.

"The true, exciting, and sometimes tragic story of plain Americans--the people who cleared the land, turned the ground, built the factories, and struggled hard for existence and happiness. It is also the story of big business and the conflict between men and monopoly.." [From the dust wrapper copy]. This revised and enlarged edition adds a section on the years from 1932 to the time of publication, including consideration of Franklin D. Roosevelt's reforms. Thomas Hart Benton, an artist famous for his vision of American life, contributes the illustrations. Very good .

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Book number: 29136
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; WE, THE PEOPLE; LEO HUBERMAN; ILLUSTRATOR; THOMAS HART BENTON.

 
BERTON, PIERRE
Klondike: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush
Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart Limited, 1958. 1958. Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart Limited, 1958. 1958. Good. - Octavo, cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed and the spine with its gilt titling & gilt vignette is faded. viii, 457 & xix pages plus [1] leaf & colophon. Illustrated with 2 black-and-white maps, 1 of them double-page. There is occasional minor soiling or staining. Good.

First Canadian edition. Good .

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Book number: 30527
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; CANADIANA; NORTHWESTERN CANADA; YUKON; KLONDIKE VALLEY; KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH; GOLD PROSPECTING; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; KLONDIKE: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush; PIERRE BERTON; FIRST CANADIAN EDITION; 1ST CANADIAN EDITIO

 
BINNS, ARCHIE
The Roaring Land
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, (1942). (1942). New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, (1942). (1942). Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is rubbed, chipped & dampstained with several tears repaired with scotch tape. 284 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece. There is a gift inscription and an owner's ink name & address & book label on the front pastedown. There is a narrow strip of dark glue staining the bottom edge of the front and rear endpapers, resulting in some sticking of these to the pastedowns. The rear endpaper is lightly creased. There is a band of lighter staining across the middle of each of the endpapers, as well as the half-title & a rear blank. Good in a fair dust wrapper.

A publisher's note on the leaf following the half-title reads: "This copy of The Roaring Land is one of a special Washington State Edition autographed by the author." Archie Binns' signature appears below the notice. Binns tells the story of the exploration and development of the American Northwest. Good .

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Book number: 26802
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; NORTHWEST; THE ROARING LAND; ARCHIE BINNS; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; PIONEERS; EXPLORATION; INDIAN WARS; FARMING; LOGGING; ALASKAN GOLD RUSH; SMUGGLING; OPIUM; TRADING POSTS; WASHINGTON STATE EDITION.

 
BISHOP, JOSEPH BUCKLIN
A Chronicle of One Hundred & Fifty Years: The Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York 1768-1918
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918. 1918. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918. 1918. Very good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on spine & front cover; t.e.g. The binding is lightly rubbed & the covers are lightly bumped. xvi, [1] leaf & 310 pp. partially unopened. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece & B&W plates.There is a short tear to the front edge of 1 plate where the leaves have been roughly opened. Very good.

First edition.

From the library of W. B. Cogswell of Syracuse, N.Y. with his name and the date April 27, 1918 stamped on the endpapers and flyleaf, and with his name stamped in gilt on the front cover. Very good .

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Book number: 1977
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; COMMERCE; ECONOMICS; FINANCE; INDUSTRY; CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; NEW YORK STATE; JOSEPH BUCKLIN BISHOP; W. B. COGSWELL; ILLUSTRATIONS; PLATES; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
BISSELL, RICHARD
Julia Harrington / Winnebago, Iowa / 1913
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, (1969). (1969). Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, (1969). (1969). Very good. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], cloth, in a price- clipped dust wrapper. The covers are lightly bumped with the extremities slightly faded. The top edges of the dust jacket flaps are darkened & there is a piece out of the top edge of the rear panel. [iv] & 84 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white by the author. Very good. Fictional memories of the life of a rwelve-year-old girl in a small Iowa town. Very good .
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Book number: 11329
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; FICTION; CHILD LIFE; IOWA; JULIA HARRINGTON; WINNEBAGO, IOWA; 1913; RICHARD BISSELL; ILLUSTRATIONS; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
BLAND, RICHARD
A Fragment on the Pistole Fee, Claimed by the Governor of Virginia, 1753. Edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford
Brooklyn, NY: Historical Printing Club, 1891. 1891. Brooklyn, NY: Historical Printing Club, 1891. 1891. Good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are darkened & chipped with a tear to the bottom edge of the front wrap & with small pieces out. 42 pages, unopened. The front edges of the title & of 4 other leaves are chipped. Good.

Number 139 of a limited edition of 250 copies.

A title in the series Winnowings in American History. Virginia Tracts No. 1. Good .

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Book number: 15472
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; COLONIAL AMERICA; VIRGINIA TRACTS; WINNOWINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY; RICHARD BLAND; WORTHINGTON CHAUNCEY FORD; A FRAGMENT ON THE PISTOLE FEE, Claimed by the Governor of Virginia, 1753; LAND TENURE; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; LIMITED EDITIO

 
BLAY, JOHN S
After the CIVIL War: A Pictorial Profile of America from 1865 to 1900
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1960). (1960). New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1960). (1960). Good. - Quarto, cloth, in a price-clipped dust wrapper. There are 2 tiny white stains to the tail of the spine. The dust jacket is soiled & chipped with short tears to the edges & pieces out of the top edge. There is staining to the bottom edge of the rear panel & a sticker has been removed from the front flap. The titling on the dust jacket spine is faded. [vii] & 312 pages. There is a glue stain on the front endpaper where the sticker has been removed from the dust jacket flap. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. Very good in a fair dust wrapper.

First edition. Good .

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Book number: 22398
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; HISTORY; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; AFTER THE CIVIL WAR; JOHN S. BLAY; PICTORIAL HISTORY; ILLUSTRATIONS; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 BLUNT, EDMUND., Cape Ann Harbour. Surveyed by the Rev. C. Felch & W.T. Mallone Esq. In 1819, by Direction of Comr. Wm. Bainbridge, Usn. (Map).
BLUNT, EDMUND.
Cape Ann Harbour. Surveyed by the Rev. C. Felch & W.T. Mallone Esq. In 1819, by Direction of Comr. Wm. Bainbridge, Usn. (Map).
New York: E. & G. W. Blunt, [1841]. [1841]. - Black-and-white copperplate engraving, 8-5/8 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide, printed on a sheet of stock 10-3/8 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide. The left edge has been slightly trimmed. There are a few small, very light stains to the map with a small, darker stain to the bottom margin. There are 3 light horizontal creases where the map has been folded. Good. This sea chart is from Edmund Blunt's "American Coast Pilot", which was first published, without plates, in Newburyport, Mass. in 1796. The first edition with maps was published in 1804 and this chart first appeared in the fourteenth edition of the book. Blunt was a leading figure in modern navigation. The chart was engraved by Hatch after Blunt's drawing. Good .
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Book number: 96016
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; NEW ENGLAND; MASSACHUSETTS; CAPE ANN HARBOUR; MAP; SEA CHART; NAVIGATION; EDMUND BLUNT; COPPER PLATE ENGRAVING; SURVEYORS; REV. C. FELCH; T. MALLONE; COMMANDER WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE; ENGRAVER; HATCH; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
BOERI, DAVID
People of the Ice Whale: Eskimos, White Men, and the Whale
New York: E. P. Dutton , Inc. (1982). (1982). New York: E. P. Dutton , Inc. (1982). (1982). Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards, in a dust wrapper. There is some light staining to the front cover & the front panel of the dust jacket is lightly soiled. xiv & 285 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white map. Very good.

First edition.

For three seasons, the author joined Alaskan Eskimos hunting the great Arctic whale and was caught up in the bitter controversy between the whalers and the scientists and environmentalists who decided the bowhead whale was theatened with extinction, resulting in the imposition of strict limits on the hunt by the U.S. government. Very good .

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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; NATIVE AMERICANS; ALASKA; ESKIMOS; WHALERS; HUNTING; BOWHEAD WHALE; ARCTIC WHALE; INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION; ENVIRONMENTALISTS; PRESERVATION; PEOPLE OF THE ICE WHALE; DAVID BOERI; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
(BOLTON, CHARLES K.)
Christ Church / Salem Street, Boston / 1723: A Guide
Boston, Published by the Church, [circa 1930]. [circa 1930]. Boston, Published by the Church, [circa 1930]. [circa 1930]. Good. - Octavo, soft cover bound in blue wraps with a printed paper label mounted on the front cover. The wraps are rubbed & soiled with staining to the front wrap & label. The head of the spine is chipped & there is a tear to the tail. Unpaginated. Black-and-white frontispiece & black-and white illustrations. The endpapers are soiled. Good. Good .
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Keywords: AMERICANA; RELIGION; MASSACHUSETTS; BOSTON; CHURCH; CHRIST CHURCH; EPISCOPALIAN; GUIDE; CHARLES K. BOLTON; ILLUSTRATIONS.

 
DE BOW, J. D. B
Mortality Statistics of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850: Embracing I. - the Cause of Death. II. - the Age and Sex. III. - the Color and Condition. IV. - the Nativity. V. - the Season of Decease. VI. - the Duration of Illness. VII. - the Occupation, / of the Persons Reported to Have Died in the Twelve Months Preceding the First of June of That Year. With Sundry Comparative and Illustrative Tables. By J.D. B. De Bow, Superintendent United States Census. / 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, the House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 98
Washington [DC]: A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer, 1855. 1855. Washington [DC]: A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer, 1855. 1855. Good. - Octavo, dark brown cloth titled in gilt. The binding is rubbed & bumped with a few tiny pieces out. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. 303 & [1] pages. The book is cracked at the last page of the text. The front endpaper & title are creased & there is a tear to the endpaper & a small piece out. The top corners of the remaining pages are creased. Profusely illustrated with tables. Good. Good .
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Book number: 15024
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; CENSUS; MORTALITY STATISTICS OF THE SEVENTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES; CAUSE OF DEATH; COMPARATIVE TABLES; ILLUSTRATIVE TABLES; J. D. B. DE BOW; SUPERINTENDENT UNITED STATES CENSUS; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
(BOWRING, CHARLES W.; TABOR, FRANCIS H.)
A History of St. George's Society of New York from 1770 to 1913
NY: St. George's Society of New York, 1913. 1913. NY: St. George's Society of New York, 1913. 1913. Very good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on spine & in gilt with shield of St. George stamped in silver on front cover. The covers are bumped & rubbed with small, light stains; the spine is faded with the head & tail lightly chipped. 339 pp. Color frontispiece & numerous full-page B&W portraits. There is an owner's small stamp on the front endpaper, else the contents are very good.

Limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies, signed by Charles W. Bowring and Francis H. Tabor of the Society's committee.

St. George's was a charitable society run by and for Englishmen in New York City. Very good .

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Book number: 2504
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; NEW YORK CITY; ST. GEORGE'S SOCIETY; BRITISH; ENGLISH; BRITISH EMIGRANTS; CHARITY; CHARITABLE SOCIETY; HISTORY; ILLUSTRATIONS; CHARLES W. BOWRING; FRANCIS H. TABOR; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; LIMITED EDITION.

 
BRANCH, E. DOUGLAS
Westward: The Romance of the American Frontier
NY and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1930. 1930. NY and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1930. 1930. Good. - 8vo, maroon cloth (bumped & rubbed; spine slightly faded; small stain & tiny white stains to rear cover) titled in gilt; deckle-edged. ix, [i], 626 & [1] pp. (cracked; light pink stain to title). Monochrome endpaper maps, 14 B&W full-page & textual maps, & B&W title vignette & head-pieces from woodcuts by Lucina Smith Wakefield. Good.

First edition. "Frontier history continually repeats itself. Into a primitive region come men to gain a livelihood; and to grapple with this wilderness they become primitive themselves. As they develop the region, they themselves develop, taking up the folkways and institutions that characterize the district whence they had come. But to the west of them is another region, still primitive; and into it go pioneers who must start at the beginning again."- -From the author's Introduction. Good .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; WEST; PIONEERS; WAKEFIELD, LUCINA SMITH; WESTWARD; FRONTIER; DOUGLAS BRANCH; HISTORY; ILLUSTRATIONS; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
BRAWER, SID.
Do It Yourself Watergate Kit: The Watergate Papers, Volume I (a Collector's Piece).
Beverly Hills, CA: Waterbug Productions, 1973. 1973. - Quarto, 10-3/8 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide. A portfolio consisting of 28 leaves, most printed on both sides, laid loose in stiff glossy paper folder printed in red, white and blue with the illustration of a patriotic ribbon adorning the front & rear covers. There is scattered foxing to the covers. Additionally laid in is a facsimile check in the amount of two hundred thousand dollars made out to "CREEP" (the Committee to Re-Elect the President) humorously drawn on the "El Banco de Montezuma's Revenge". Also laid in is a 45 rpm record of songs the humorist attributes to "Congressman William Hungate" of Missouri, consisting of the songs: "Down at the Old Watergate" and "When I'm the President". A fictional press release printed on an 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide sheet of paper is creased and darkened along the edges. The portfolio also contains a large order card printed on heavy pink card stock and a 10 inch high by 8 inch wide glossy publicity photograph by the Beverly Hills photographer Sid Brawer of Playboy model Leslie McCrea wearing only a "Nixon" caricature t-shirt proclaiming "Don't Bug Me". Nixon's fingers, raised in the "v" for "Victory" sign, have antennae on their tips. The order card, which is also illustrated with the photo of Leslie McCrea wearing the "Don't Bug Me" T-shirt and holding a copy of the book and record, includes the option to buy multiple copies of the whole kit which includes the book, T-shirts and records or multiple copies of each of these individual items. Brawer here offers 25 copies of the "Down At The Old Watergate" records for a total cost of $15.00. Very good. According to the fictional press release: "The WATERGATE PAPERS is far from being serious. It is a collection of miniature posters, featuring cartoons, actual news photos, and the now famous song written by Congressman Wm. L. "Bill" Huntgate of Missouri, "Down at the Old Watergate". Among the humorous caricatures are one depicting 2 young hip students climbing the steps of Watergate University on the steps of which a board lists courses such as "Bugging I & II", "Advanced File Burning", "Stealing (Major Prerequisites) CIA or FBI experience", among others. A caricature of King Nixon is captioned "Let me make this perfectly clear", "The Great Nixon" is caricatured as a magician drawing telegrams out of his hat from "Bomb Haiphong" mail bags hidden under the table, with the caption "And now for my next trick". A caricature of Nixon striding out of the White House with images of political cronies involved in criminal activities seen in the windows of the White House is captioned "We've taken crime off the streets". L. Patrick Gray is depicted in one caricature as burning documents at F.B.I. headquarters. The self-described Beverly Hills photographer and caricaturist Sid Brawer was the author and illustrator of this portfolio as well as of other parodies and caricatures of Richard Nixon including a larger broadside poster entitled "Nixon's Waterloo: From Whittier to Watergate" and T-shirts illustrated with caricatures of the embattled President Nixon. RARE. Very good .
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; HUMOR; ILLUSTRATED; SATIRE; CARICATURE; DO IT YOURSELF WATERGATE KIT: THE WATERGATE PAPERS, VOLUME I (A COLLECTOR'S PIECE); SID BRAWER; PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY; PORTFOLIO; ILLUSTRATIONS; HUMOUR; WATERBUG

 
(BROWN, JOHN CARTER)
Catalogue of the John Carter Brown Library in Brown University / Providence, Rhode Island. Volume III: (1659-1674)
Providence, RI: John Carter Brown Library, 1931. 1931. Providence, RI: John Carter Brown Library, 1931. 1931. Very good. - Large octavo, black cloth backed brown cloth titled in gilt on spine with device stamped in gilt on front cover. There is a light vertical crease to the lower half of the spine. Half-title, title, [1] leaf & 310 pages, unopened. Sepia-toned portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Near fine.

Volume three of this invaluable reference work, which was issued over a number of years. Very good .

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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; BOOKS-ON-BOOKS; SEVENTEENTH CENTURY; 17TH CENTURY; LIBRARY; JOHN CARTER BROWN; CATALOG; REFERENCE; BROWN UNIVERSITY.

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