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  • OLD SCHOOL San Francisco MALE PRIVILEGE Secret PACIFIC UNION CLUB BOOK Exclusively Printed For Wealthy Private MEMBERS OLD SCHOOL San Francisco MALE PRIVILEGE Secret PACIFIC UNION CLUB BOOK Exclusively Printed For Wealthy Private MEMBERS

    THE PACIFIC UNION CLUB June 2009: History, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules, Regulations, List of Present and Deceased Members. Privately published by The Pacific Union Club, San Francisco, CA. 2009. First and only printing. Printed exclusively for Pacific Union Club Members in a very limited members only edition. Hardbound in brick red cloth with embossed gilt printing on the front cover and spine, 6.25" x 4.75", 184 pages. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, none held in OCLC collections worldwide.

    The Pacific Union Club is one of the most ultra exclusive, highly selective, secretive, members only private social clubs in the county. Famously located atop San Francisco's iconic Nob Hill this Crème de la crème of San Francisco elites…

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    THE PACIFIC UNION CLUB June 2009: History, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules, Regulations, List of Present and Deceased Members. Privately published by The Pacific Union Club, San Francisco, CA. 2009. First and only printing. Printed exclusively for Pacific Union Club Members in a very limited members only edition. Hardbound in brick red cloth with embossed gilt printing on the front cover and spine, 6.25" x 4.75", 184 pages. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, none held in OCLC collections worldwide.

    The Pacific Union Club is one of the most ultra exclusive, highly selective, secretive, members only private social clubs in the county. Famously located atop San Francisco's iconic Nob Hill this Crème de la crème of San Francisco elites was formed in 1881 from a merger between two pioneer social clubs - the Pacific Club (est. 1852) and the Union Club (est. 1854) - it has notably maintained it's Men Only policy for well over a century. The Clubhouse is an historic brownstone mansion built for silver magnate James C. Flood, it survived the 1906 earthquake and fire, was purchased damaged, and leading San Francisco Architect Willis Polk redesigned it as a Clubhouse. The Pacific Union Club is the pinnacle of old school San Francisco power, prestige, and male privilege. Oh and admission fees are over 25K and the waiting list is decades long.

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  • San Francisco Original PACIFIC UNION CLUB EXCLUSIVE Scarce Secret MALE MEMBERS ONLY Publication San Francisco Original PACIFIC UNION CLUB EXCLUSIVE Scarce Secret MALE MEMBERS ONLY Publication

    THE PACIFIC UNION CLUB May 2014: History, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules, Regulations, List of Present and Deceased Members

    Also included is the Pacific Union Club May 2014 Addendum insert, a staple bound 4 leaf pamphlet highlighting governing affairs of the Club including Admission fees and monthly dues.

    Privately published by The Pacific Union Club, San Francisco, CA. 2014 First and only printing. Printed exclusively for Pacific Union Club Members in a very limited members only edition. Hardbound in brick red cloth with embossed gilt printing on the front cover and spine, 6.25" x 4.75", 183 pages. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, none held in OCLC collections worldwide.

    The Pacific Union Club is one of the most ultra…

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    THE PACIFIC UNION CLUB May 2014: History, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules, Regulations, List of Present and Deceased Members

    Also included is the Pacific Union Club May 2014 Addendum insert, a staple bound 4 leaf pamphlet highlighting governing affairs of the Club including Admission fees and monthly dues.

    Privately published by The Pacific Union Club, San Francisco, CA. 2014 First and only printing. Printed exclusively for Pacific Union Club Members in a very limited members only edition. Hardbound in brick red cloth with embossed gilt printing on the front cover and spine, 6.25" x 4.75", 183 pages. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, none held in OCLC collections worldwide.

    The Pacific Union Club is one of the most ultra exclusive, highly selective, secretive, members only private social clubs in the county. Famously located atop San Francisco's iconic Nob Hill this Crème de la crème of San Francisco elites was formed in 1881 from a merger between two pioneer social clubs - the Pacific Club (est. 1852) and the Union Club (est. 1854) - it has notably maintained it's Men Only policy for well over a century. The Clubhouse is an historic brownstone mansion built for silver magnate James C. Flood, it survived the 1906 earthquake and fire, was purchased damaged, and leading San Francisco Architect Willis Polk redesigned it as a Clubhouse. The Pacific Union Club is the pinnacle of old school San Francisco power, prestige, and male privilege. Oh and admission fees are over 25K and the waiting list is decades long.

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  • 1926 YIDDISH The CITIZEN A GUIDE to NATURALIZATION & the U.S. CONSTITUTION for Jewish Immigrant Yiddish Speakers by Alexander Harkavy, translator 1926 YIDDISH The CITIZEN A GUIDE to NATURALIZATION & the U.S. CONSTITUTION for Jewish Immigrant Yiddish Speakers
    Alexander Harkavy, translator

    THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES - ENGLISH and YIDDISH, translated by Alexander Harkavy. To which is added: THE CITIZEN - A GUIDE TO NATURALIZATION [in YIDDISH].

    NEW YORK: HEBREW PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1926.

    The booklet contains the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and a naturalization study guide with sample questions asked in the naturalization test. The Guide to Naturalization is printed in YIDDISH, with some English. The Constitution is bi-lingual in YIDDISH and ENGLISH.

    Booklet, paper wrappers (front and rear covers detached but present), small format 4x5.5 inches (10x14 cm). IN TWO PARTS BOUND TOGETHER - Part I; The Constitution / Declaration of Independence AND Part 2: The Citizen - A Guide to Naturalization. PAGINATION: [4], 90, 64 pages.

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    THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES - ENGLISH and YIDDISH, translated by Alexander Harkavy. To which is added: THE CITIZEN - A GUIDE TO NATURALIZATION [in YIDDISH].

    NEW YORK: HEBREW PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1926.

    The booklet contains the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and a naturalization study guide with sample questions asked in the naturalization test. The Guide to Naturalization is printed in YIDDISH, with some English. The Constitution is bi-lingual in YIDDISH and ENGLISH.

    Booklet, paper wrappers (front and rear covers detached but present), small format 4x5.5 inches (10x14 cm). IN TWO PARTS BOUND TOGETHER - Part I; The Constitution / Declaration of Independence AND Part 2: The Citizen - A Guide to Naturalization. PAGINATION: [4], 90, 64 pages.

    Complete but only FAIR condition, the front and rear wrappers are disbound and substantially chipped but are present and each is now in it's own protective plastic sleeve; internally, many of the inner pages have torn bottom corners that have been reinserted / restored with strips of clear tape; there are closed edge tears and chips here and there, some of which have been reinforced with clear tape; the paper is tender and can tear and chip rather easily (be gentle!), the page margins are age toned as normal. Despite the flaws the text pages are complete with printing that is fully legible, and the original wrappers, though disbound and chipped, are present with clear text. The wrappers are often lacking from this Yiddish naturalization guide.

    Rare booklet for Yiddish speaking Jewish immigrants wanting to become U.S. citizens in 1926, containing the U.S. Constitution and the Naturalization Guide.

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  • 1830 PROCEEDINGS of the ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION in Philadelphia FIRST EDITION 1830 PROCEEDINGS of the ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION in Philadelphia FIRST EDITION

    THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNITED STATES ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION, Held at Philadelphia, September 11, 1830: Embracing [Including] the Journal of Proceedings, the Reports, the Debates, and the Address of the People. A sammelband of pamphlets of the 1830 U.S. Anti-Masonic Convention.

    Published by I. P. Trimble, Philadelphia; Skinner and Dewey, New York; et al.

    Hardcovers (front cover disbound but present), 6x9 inches, 164 pages. The pamphlets are numbered separately, but are also numbered consecutively where necessary at the upper gutter edge. There are 165 total pages. There is a table-of-contents at the front.

    Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover hinge is tender and separating but holding on, the spine covering is split at the folds and…

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    THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNITED STATES ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION, Held at Philadelphia, September 11, 1830: Embracing [Including] the Journal of Proceedings, the Reports, the Debates, and the Address of the People. A sammelband of pamphlets of the 1830 U.S. Anti-Masonic Convention.

    Published by I. P. Trimble, Philadelphia; Skinner and Dewey, New York; et al.

    Hardcovers (front cover disbound but present), 6x9 inches, 164 pages. The pamphlets are numbered separately, but are also numbered consecutively where necessary at the upper gutter edge. There are 165 total pages. There is a table-of-contents at the front.

    Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover hinge is tender and separating but holding on, the spine covering is split at the folds and frayed; internally, the pages are in good condition, edgewear to the top edge of some pages where they were cut-open, an age spot or two here and there, overall the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A nice, complete copy, well printed, with covers in need of care.

    Recent reprints of this anti-masonic convention are common, but this Primary Source 1830 First Edition is rare.

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  • 1937 HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD Edwin Palmer SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Ed. ILLUSTRATED by Edwin O. Palmer 1937 HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD Edwin Palmer SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Ed. ILLUSTRATED
    Edwin O. Palmer

    HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD, by EDWIN O. PALMER.

    Published by Arthur H. Cawston, Hollywood, California, 1937. First Edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR on a blank prelim: "To my friend / Paul (?) / Edwin O. Palmer".

    This is VOLUME I only of the first edition which was published in two volumes, a "Narrative" volume (this volume) and a volume of biographical sketches of notable people. This narrative volume gives a history of Hollywood from its early geologic period up to Hollywood's golden age in the 1930s. ILLUSTRATED throughout with many b&w photographic plates.

    Hardcovers, dark brown cloth covered boards blind-embossed with designs, gilt titles on the front cover and spine, 8x11 inches, 292 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers…

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    HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD, by EDWIN O. PALMER.

    Published by Arthur H. Cawston, Hollywood, California, 1937. First Edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR on a blank prelim: "To my friend / Paul (?) / Edwin O. Palmer".

    This is VOLUME I only of the first edition which was published in two volumes, a "Narrative" volume (this volume) and a volume of biographical sketches of notable people. This narrative volume gives a history of Hollywood from its early geologic period up to Hollywood's golden age in the 1930s. ILLUSTRATED throughout with many b&w photographic plates.

    Hardcovers, dark brown cloth covered boards blind-embossed with designs, gilt titles on the front cover and spine, 8x11 inches, 292 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers are lightly worn at the corners and spine ends, and the gilt spine lettering is faded, else the covers are solid and attractive; internally the pages are just lightly toned as normal, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; and all the plates are sharp. A solid, presentable copy.

    The first edition is hard-to-find, especially so signed and inscribed. A second edition of this narrative volume was published in 1938.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • 1891 Photograph Album EARLY CASCADE MOUNTAIN EXPEDITIONS 26 Original Albumen Photos Mt. RAINER & Mt. BAKER by Amsden & Clark 1891 Photograph Album EARLY CASCADE MOUNTAIN EXPEDITIONS 26 Original Albumen Photos Mt. RAINER & Mt. BAKER
    Amsden & Clark

    1891 Photo Album with 26 Original Albumen Photographs Depicting Two Significant Mountaineering Expeditions Summiting both Mount Rainier in 1890 and Mount Baker in 1891, and Early Images of the Cascade Mining District circa 1890. The pioneering photographers were William Oscar Amsden (1862-1942) and Hobart Clark of Seattle. These photographs are of historical importance for a number of reasons: the Mount Baker Series were the first photographs taken at the top of the summit; The Mount Rainier Series was crucial in marshaling support for establishing Mount Rainier as a National Park (this expedition included Fay Fuller who was the first woman to summit Mount Rainier); the Cascade Mining Series depict one of the oldest mining districts in Northern Washington, discovered by…

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    1891 Photo Album with 26 Original Albumen Photographs Depicting Two Significant Mountaineering Expeditions Summiting both Mount Rainier in 1890 and Mount Baker in 1891, and Early Images of the Cascade Mining District circa 1890. The pioneering photographers were William Oscar Amsden (1862-1942) and Hobart Clark of Seattle. These photographs are of historical importance for a number of reasons: the Mount Baker Series were the first photographs taken at the top of the summit; The Mount Rainier Series was crucial in marshaling support for establishing Mount Rainier as a National Park (this expedition included Fay Fuller who was the first woman to summit Mount Rainier); the Cascade Mining Series depict one of the oldest mining districts in Northern Washington, discovered by the Rouse brothers who made the first major discovery of ores on the edge of Doubtful Lake.

    Photograph Album. Oblong, textured brown cloth covered boards, 12.75" x 10", lace bound, embossed gilt printing on the cover, 26 board leaves, the photographs range from 9" x 7" to 9.75" x 7.5", mounted on 11.5" x 9.75 cream board, 25 of the photographs are mounted on one leaf, one is mounted on a verso. Captions at the bottom in the negative. GOOD CONDITION: wear/staining to the covers, spine covering tearing at the margins but still holding, gilt remains bright, internally, waviness, light shorelining and light foxing to the boards. The photographs are mostly clean, clear and legible, some toning, fading, a few small stains/abrasions. Scarce.

    MOUNT RAINIER SERIES: Photographs documenting the glaciers, summit, and natural scenery of the 1890 Mt. Rainier summit bound expedition led by Reverend Ernest C. Smith. The party included Fay Fuller, Leonard Longmire, William O. Amsden, and Robert R. Parrish. Fay Fuller was the first woman to ascend Mount Rainier. Amsden had a heavy 8x10 camera. Shortly after the climb Amsden produced his series of Mount Rainier photographs. Expedition leader Smith wrote of the series "Amsden's photographs have a historic interest. Without them there would have been no illustrated lecture in Washington at the crucial time for the proposed park."

    this underscores how the Mount Rainier National Park idea was rooted in the physical and aesthetic experience of climbing the mountain. The arguments that were marshaled in support of Mount Rainier National Park during the 1890s helped shape the national park idea at a crucial time.

    CASCADE MINING DISTRICT SERIES: Photographs document the mines, miners, and natural scenery of the mining district. The Cascade Mining District is one of the oldest mining districts in northern Western Washington, dating its formal organization to September, 1889. Prospectors George Rouse and John Rouse, traveling from the west over Cascade Pass made the first major discovery when they located ores on the edge of Doubtful Lake.

    MOUNT BAKER SERIES: Photographs document the ascent of Mt. Baker led by Valentine V. Lowe in June-July 1891. Photos include: men with alpenstocks amongst trees; men waving flag and hats on summit. The expedition party included photographer William O. Amsden, Henry Lowe, Ed. Whitstruck, Percival J. Parris, G. W. Smith, Tom Scatbo, and photographer Hobert Clark. These photographs are the first ever made with a camera on the top of Mt. Baker.

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  • 1865 LIBERATOR ANTI-SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST Newspaper IMPORTANT FINAL ISSUE with UNPUBLISHED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TEXT by William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln 1865 LIBERATOR ANTI-SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST Newspaper IMPORTANT FINAL ISSUE with UNPUBLISHED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TEXT
    William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln

    THE LIBERATOR Boston, Friday, December 29, 1865. Vol. XXXV No. 52. ANTI-SLAVERY PERIODICAL.

    This is the Famous and Rare FINAL EDITION of The Liberator. It celebrates the ratification of the 13th Amendment that Abolished Slavery, and contains an UNPUBLISHED EXTRACT from a LETTER by ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FINAL ISSUE of this important anti-slavery paper. It is the corrected second printing of the final issue, with the added thanks to Reverend May on the third page, and with the additional letter from William C. Nell on the fourth page. Authors include Lydia Maria Child, E. Cady Stanton, Garrison, et al. Lydia Maria Child was, like Garrison, a prominent abolitionist.

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    THE LIBERATOR Boston, Friday, December 29, 1865. Vol. XXXV No. 52. ANTI-SLAVERY PERIODICAL.

    This is the Famous and Rare FINAL EDITION of The Liberator. It celebrates the ratification of the 13th Amendment that Abolished Slavery, and contains an UNPUBLISHED EXTRACT from a LETTER by ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FINAL ISSUE of this important anti-slavery paper. It is the corrected second printing of the final issue, with the added thanks to Reverend May on the third page, and with the additional letter from William C. Nell on the fourth page. Authors include Lydia Maria Child, E. Cady Stanton, Garrison, et al. Lydia Maria Child was, like Garrison, a prominent abolitionist.

    Single fold broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages, 18.5x26 inches. Folded in half vertically and horizontally, as originally distributed.

    Beautiful front-page engraving. On the left side are White slave owners selling their "Slaves, Horses & Other Cattle"; on the right side are Blacks entering the land of Emancipation; in the middle is a picture of Jesus with a Black man and White man at his feet and the statement: "I come to break the bonds of the Oppressor". Running through the illustration is a banner stating: "Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Self".

    Edited by William Lloyd Garrison, Printed by J. B. Yerrington & Son, with articles by and/or about William Garrison, Lydia Maria Child, Thaddeus Stevens, Abraham Lincoln, and many others.

    Front page has a twenty-two line extract from an UNPUBLISHED LETTER "from the late PRESIDENT LINCOLN, addressed to Gen. Wadsworth, taking strong ground in favor of universal suffrage", and also a three-column article on "The Constitutional Amendment" (abolishing slavery).

    Other articles include: "Through the Red Sea into the Wilderness" by Lydia Maria Child (8 lengthy paragraphs), "William Lloyd Garrison and the Liberator" (printing remarks by Garrison), and "Political Rights of Women," printing the text of a 26-line letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to William Lloyd Garrison. This issue also includes poems by J. C. Hagan, Sarah T. Bolton, Joel Benton, et al. One of the poems is titled: "A FAREWELL TO THE LIBERATOR", another "Slavery's Funeral March". Again, this was the final issue of "The Liberator," with articles on the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage.

    FAIR condition, the issue was folded both horizontally and vertically as published, there is some light foxing and age toning, there is a 1 inch closed tear to the top margin, a 2 inch closed tear at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical folds and an associated close-by 1 inch closed tear, and small chips to the extremities and folds. Despite the expected wear, this original 155+ year old newspaper remains a complete, bright and clear copy.

    The issue will be sent folded, as is its normal state. Please handle this rare item carefully, it has survived the aftermath of the assassination of Lincoln and the subsequent century and a half, but the newspaper and especially the folds are tender and the issue can be easily damaged.

    This FINAL ISSUE of THE LIBERATOR, with the unpublished Lincoln text and tributes to Garrison and his paper, is considered to be the Publication's MOST VALUABLE and HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER ISSUE. You can read about THE LIBERATOR newspaper, and about many of the contributors in this final issue, on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.

    See more photos of the issue on the Internet at Blank Verso Books.

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  • Original 1904 NEW YORK STEWARDS MANUAL First Edition - MEMBERS, FINE CUISINE RECIPES, SERVING TIPS - NY Fraternal Organization of Stewards at High-Class N.Y. Hotels, Clubs and Restaurants by Stewards Association of New York City Original 1904 NEW YORK STEWARDS MANUAL First Edition - MEMBERS, FINE CUISINE RECIPES, SERVING TIPS - NY Fraternal Organization of Stewards at High-Class N.Y. Hotels, Clubs and Restaurants
    Stewards Association of New York City

    STEWARDS MANUAL, 1904. History of Its Foundation, Aims and Purposes, Portraits and Biographies of Members, Famous Recipes and Instructions by Prominent Stewards.

    PUBLISHED by the STEWARDS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CITY, Club Room, 49 East Twenty-Eighth Street, New York, 1904. FIRST EDITION.

    A guide to the organization and practices of New York Stewards. Includes a history of the Stewards Association of New York, its members, and the RECIPES and SERVING TIPS of some of New York's most prominent stewards.

    Hardcover book, red cloth covered boards, black title and design on the front cover (including the emblem of the Stewards Association of New York), 7x10.5 inches, 144 pages. Includes ads here and there throughout for items that Stewards at places such…

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    STEWARDS MANUAL, 1904. History of Its Foundation, Aims and Purposes, Portraits and Biographies of Members, Famous Recipes and Instructions by Prominent Stewards.

    PUBLISHED by the STEWARDS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CITY, Club Room, 49 East Twenty-Eighth Street, New York, 1904. FIRST EDITION.

    A guide to the organization and practices of New York Stewards. Includes a history of the Stewards Association of New York, its members, and the RECIPES and SERVING TIPS of some of New York's most prominent stewards.

    Hardcover book, red cloth covered boards, black title and design on the front cover (including the emblem of the Stewards Association of New York), 7x10.5 inches, 144 pages. Includes ads here and there throughout for items that Stewards at places such as the Ritz might need, e.g. Champagne, Vichy Water Spritzers, Porcelain Fine Tableware, etc.

    ASSOCIATION COPY: "George Pratchett / New York Stewards Association / N.Y.", is hand-written on the front free endpaper.

    LAID-IN is an official envelope of the Stewards Association of New York, with its printed emblem and address on the envelope's return address corner. The letter is postmarked 1903. It is addressed to "THE GORHAM MFG. CO. / Broadway & 19th Street / N.Y. / HOTEL DEPT." The Gorham Manufacturing Company was one of the largest American manufacturers of sterling and silverplate. GORHAM MANUFACTURING has an ad on page 3 of this 1904 book. The actual letter is lacking, so you'll just have to imagine the fancy silverware being ordered by a steward at a high-end fraternal members-only very exclusive New York club..

    Condition: The covers have spotting and are worn at the corner tips and spine ends, but are still doing their job well; the page edges are foxed (page edges of the closed book); internally the pages are nice, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

    RARE, ORIGINAL 1904 FIRST EDITION of the NEW YORK STEWARDS MANUAL. Quite special with the association to a New York Steward, and the laid-in 1903 Stewards Association of New York envelope addressed to Gorham Manufacturing.

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  • 1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS & Color Sketches 1928 SCARCE FIRST PRINTING Old School Sign Writing by H.C. Martin 1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS & Color Sketches 1928 SCARCE FIRST PRINTING Old School Sign Writing
    H.C. Martin

    1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS ..and Color Sketches by H.C. Martin

    Published by The Signs Of The Times Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1928. First edition. Hardcover, red pebbled cloth with embossed white printing on the front cover, 10.75" x 8", 240 pages, illustrated with 93 full page b&w plates of various show card examples. VERY GOOD CONDITION: the covers have a touch of light wear to the corner-tips and spine-ends, internally a penciled 1929 former owners name and address on the ffep, light wear to the fore-edge from thumbing, some tiny spotting here and there otherwise, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, a bright and solid copy of this scarce 1928 trade publication.

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    1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS ..and Color Sketches by H.C. Martin

    Published by The Signs Of The Times Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1928. First edition. Hardcover, red pebbled cloth with embossed white printing on the front cover, 10.75" x 8", 240 pages, illustrated with 93 full page b&w plates of various show card examples. VERY GOOD CONDITION: the covers have a touch of light wear to the corner-tips and spine-ends, internally a penciled 1929 former owners name and address on the ffep, light wear to the fore-edge from thumbing, some tiny spotting here and there otherwise, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, a bright and solid copy of this scarce 1928 trade publication.

    The definitive book on the old school art of hand lettered sign writing, invaluable to anyone in the graphic arts. A fascinating collection of practical advice and sample sign layouts, this H.C. Martin scarce first edition is one of the most influential sign writing books ever published, a testament to the power of visual promotion it's filled with concepts, ideas, layouts, graphic elements, lettering styles, and instructs the show card writer how to advertise their services and add value to their business.

    Show cards are advertising signs that are hand lettered and placed in shop windows or near displays to promote retail sales or events. An offshoot of sign painting, show card writing proliferated in the late 19th century and quickly became the marketing tool of choice. Show card writing became a lucrative profession, with trade schools opening and instructional books published in the early 20th century. Interestingly, show cards are ephemeral and rarely preserved and thus largely absent from the cultural record. Show card manuals are thus an invaluable resource for understanding the practice of show card writing. Show card manuals educate the student on all aspects of the industry, from the proper materials to letter formation, color schemes, and layout. Show card writing remained a significant aspect of the sign painting trade well into the twentieth century, despite technological advances in printing these signs evoke a certain nostalgia and humanity that computerized, machine made signs can never inspire.

    Harold C. Martin (b. 1890-?) Display sign artist, author, creator of the art deco alphabet Modern Thick and Thin.

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  • VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM 14 Lovely Photos SUMMER Home LAKE KORONIS MN c. 1915 by Evan's VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM 14 Lovely Photos SUMMER Home LAKE KORONIS MN c. 1915
    Evan's

    Photo Album, softcover, printed dark grey paper wrappers, oblong, 10" x 6", 14 pages, side staple bound, to each page is adhered a 7" x 5" sepia toned photograph featuring different views of the interior and grounds of the Evan's Koronis Lake lakeside Summer Home, a total of 14 different photographs. Included are interior and exterior shots, Mr. and Mrs. Evans are in many of the images, standing near a gazebo next to the lake, sitting on a wooden bench amongst the trees and on the stairs leading up to the front door of their rather lovely house, sitting inside their well appointed home taking in the view, and reading a newspaper in front of a roaring fire, Mr. Evans…

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    Photo Album, softcover, printed dark grey paper wrappers, oblong, 10" x 6", 14 pages, side staple bound, to each page is adhered a 7" x 5" sepia toned photograph featuring different views of the interior and grounds of the Evan's Koronis Lake lakeside Summer Home, a total of 14 different photographs. Included are interior and exterior shots, Mr. and Mrs. Evans are in many of the images, standing near a gazebo next to the lake, sitting on a wooden bench amongst the trees and on the stairs leading up to the front door of their rather lovely house, sitting inside their well appointed home taking in the view, and reading a newspaper in front of a roaring fire, Mr. Evans showing off his wood cutting skills, and watching an antique Model T drive along the unpaved driveway. The photographs seem quite professional, it appears more like a real estate brochure than a memory book. The original photographs are very well composed and the house and grounds are beautiful. VERY GOOD CONDITION: the paper covers have some staining, the front cover has a 1" closed spine margin tear and the rear cover has a 3" closed spine margin tear, some spots of glue residue here and there, and the original photographs are bright and unmarked.

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  • California Institute of Technology CALTECH Scarce 1898 THE POLYTECHNIC THROOP INSTITUTE Newsletter by Oliver Gale, Editor California Institute of Technology CALTECH Scarce 1898 THE POLYTECHNIC THROOP INSTITUTE Newsletter
    Oliver Gale, Editor

    In 1898 THROOP POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE was a high school and small college that later became CALTECH.

    THE POLYTECHNIC, Vol. III, No. I., November 1, 1898.

    Published by Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena, California, 1898. Oliver Gale, Editor. First edition. Softcover, illustrated wraps, side staple bound, 10.75" x 8", 20 pages including covers, and with historic advertisements for local Pasadena businesses from confectioners to embalmers. Includes original subscription card. GOOD CONDITION: chipping to the covers mostly in the spine margin and a larger chip at the front bottom spine corner, some edge tears, light wear and age toning, internally some light wear from age and use, otherwise bright, clean and unmarked. Very scarce, the OCLC shows only one Collection with at least…

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    In 1898 THROOP POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE was a high school and small college that later became CALTECH.

    THE POLYTECHNIC, Vol. III, No. I., November 1, 1898.

    Published by Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena, California, 1898. Oliver Gale, Editor. First edition. Softcover, illustrated wraps, side staple bound, 10.75" x 8", 20 pages including covers, and with historic advertisements for local Pasadena businesses from confectioners to embalmers. Includes original subscription card. GOOD CONDITION: chipping to the covers mostly in the spine margin and a larger chip at the front bottom spine corner, some edge tears, light wear and age toning, internally some light wear from age and use, otherwise bright, clean and unmarked. Very scarce, the OCLC shows only one Collection with at least one volume of The Polytechnic (1892) worldwide.

    In 1891 Amos Throop (1811-1894) founded the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), which is today one of the world's top ten universities. It was known through its first thirty years as Throop University, Throop Polytechnic Institute, and Throop College of Technology, before they decided on its current name which took effect in 1920. Throop was a Universalist preacher and abolitionist politician who made his fortune in lumber and real estate in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles in 1880 where he bought orchards and farms. By 1898 his school offered courses in ancient languages, Romance languages, mathematics, science, art, and literature with a faculty of less than 20.

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  • FORT MOJAVE 1859-1890: LETTERS OF THE COMMANDING OFFICERS by Irene J. Brennan, editor FORT MOJAVE 1859-1890: LETTERS OF THE COMMANDING OFFICERS
    Irene J. Brennan, editor

    FORT MOJAVE 1859-1890: LETTERS OF THE COMMANDING OFFICERS, edited by Irene J. Brennan.

    Published by MA/AH, and Printed by Sunflower University Press, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1980. First edition. ISBN: 0891260838.

    Printed paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 214 pages. A photocopy production, as issued.

    VERY GOOD condition, a bit of soiling to the covers, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • FORT POINT HISTORIC STRUCTURE IDENTIFICATION and PRESERVATION REPORT San Francisco by Edwin C. Bearss FORT POINT HISTORIC STRUCTURE IDENTIFICATION and PRESERVATION REPORT San Francisco
    Edwin C. Bearss

    HISTORY OF FORT POINT : HISTORIC STRUCTURE REPORT / HISTORIC DATA SECTION, Fort Point National Historic Site, California. By Edwin C. Bearss, Historic Preservation Team.

    Published by the National Park Service, Denver Service Center, 1973. First edition.

    Hardcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 375 pages plus XI Plates, photographs and map, at the rear.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    This is the first edition of the comprehensive FULL REPORT published in 1973.

    From the Foreword:

    ******In addition to a structural history of the casemated masonry work, this report details the construction history of Batteries East and West, the De Russy and Elliot Seawalls, and no longer extant structures associated with Fort Point. Also found in this report is detailed…

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    HISTORY OF FORT POINT : HISTORIC STRUCTURE REPORT / HISTORIC DATA SECTION, Fort Point National Historic Site, California. By Edwin C. Bearss, Historic Preservation Team.

    Published by the National Park Service, Denver Service Center, 1973. First edition.

    Hardcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 375 pages plus XI Plates, photographs and map, at the rear.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    This is the first edition of the comprehensive FULL REPORT published in 1973.

    From the Foreword:

    ******In addition to a structural history of the casemated masonry work, this report details the construction history of Batteries East and West, the De Russy and Elliot Seawalls, and no longer extant structures associated with Fort Point. Also found in this report is detailed data on the armament of these works for the years 1861-1900.

    To secure documentary information to assist restoration architects to restore or stabilize Fort Point, Battery East, and the De Russy and Elliot Seawalls several hundred feet of manuscript of manuscript materials at the National Archives, the San Francisco Records Center, the Sixth Army Reference Library, and elsewhere, were examined. These documents were valuable to an understanding of the structural history of Fort Point.******

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  • 1812 THOMAS COOPER Introductory Lecture SIGNED & INSCRIBED Rare AMERICANA Association Copy by Thomas Cooper 1812 THOMAS COOPER Introductory Lecture SIGNED & INSCRIBED Rare AMERICANA Association Copy
    Thomas Cooper

    THE INTRODUCTORY LECTURE OF THOMAS COOPER, Esq., Professor of Chemistry at Carlisle College, Pennsylvania. Published at the Request of the Trustees, with Notes and References.

    CARLISLE [Pennsylvania]: Printed by Archibald Loudon, 1812. First edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by THOMAS COOPER to CASPAR WISTAR on the Title-Page: "Mr. Cooper / To Mr. Wistar". CASPAR WISTAR was a friend of THOMAS COOPER and THOMAS JEFFERSON.

    There are a few HAND CORRECTIONS by COOPER. There is a margin note and text correction on page 23, specifically "have already mentioned" is lined out at the end of page 23 and the beginning of page 24, and "shall assign in the notes" is handwritten in the bottom margin of page 23; also on page 23…

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    THE INTRODUCTORY LECTURE OF THOMAS COOPER, Esq., Professor of Chemistry at Carlisle College, Pennsylvania. Published at the Request of the Trustees, with Notes and References.

    CARLISLE [Pennsylvania]: Printed by Archibald Loudon, 1812. First edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by THOMAS COOPER to CASPAR WISTAR on the Title-Page: "Mr. Cooper / To Mr. Wistar". CASPAR WISTAR was a friend of THOMAS COOPER and THOMAS JEFFERSON.

    There are a few HAND CORRECTIONS by COOPER. There is a margin note and text correction on page 23, specifically "have already mentioned" is lined out at the end of page 23 and the beginning of page 24, and "shall assign in the notes" is handwritten in the bottom margin of page 23; also on page 23 "or" is changed to "of" and "are" is changed to "is"; the name "Accum" is lined out on page 88 (likely the French chemist Friedrich Accum); and the word "ruttlandis" is lined out and replaced with the handwritten correct spelling "rutilandis".

    Hardcovers, marbled-paper covered boards, leather spine and corners, 5.5x8.5 inches (13x21.5 cm), viii, 236 pages, plus 2 front and 2 rear blank leaves.

    Condition: The front and rear covers are present but disbound (i.e. laid on loosely), the spine leather is cracked, faded and worn but is still bound onto the text block except for 1/4 inch chipped off at the bottom, the spine lettering is mostly faded away but can be read upon close inspection. Internally, there is cockling and foxing throughout but the pages remain solid and the text is fully legible, the bottom corner of the leaf consisting of pages 107/108 is torn off, not affecting text, the inner hinge is starting to split at a few places but the binding is holding well, the ink inscription and corrections are oxidizing (see photos).

    A RARE and IMPORTANT piece of AMERICANA.

    About Thomas Cooper (from Wikipedia):

    ******Thomas Cooper, b.1759 d.1839, was an Anglo-American economist, college president and political philosopher. Cooper was described by Thomas Jefferson as "one of the ablest men in America" and by John Adams as "a learned ingenious scientific and talented madcap." Dumas Malone stated that "modern scientific progress would have been impossible without the freedom of the mind which he championed throughout life." His ideas were taken very seriously.

    In addition to Thomas Jefferson, he was friends with James Madison and several Governors of South Carolina. As a philosopher he was a follower of David Hartley, Erasmus Darwin, Priestley, and François-Joseph-Victor Broussais; he was a physiological materialist, and a severe critic of Scottish metaphysics.

    Later in life, Cooper became an ardent and outspoken defender of slavery, and personally owned several slaves.******

    About CASPAR WISTAR (from Wikipedia):

    ******Caspar Wistar, b.1761 d.1818, was an American physician and anatomist. He was born in Philadelphia, the son of Richard Wistar and Sarah Wyatt. He was the grandson of Caspar Wistar, a German immigrant, Quaker and glassmaker.

    Wistar was a friend of Thomas Jefferson, with whom he worked to identify bones of the megalonyx and through whom he tutored Meriwether Lewis, including recommendations for scientific inquiry on the Lewis and Clark expedition.

    Wistar was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1803. In 1808 he was given the Chair of Anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania, which he retained until his death.

    The Wistar Institute at UPenn was named in his honor.******

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  • 1752 COLONIAL AMERICAN BOOK by a SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN "An Exhortation to the Inhabitants of the Province of South-Carolina" Self-Published PHILADELPHIA by Sophia Hume 1752 COLONIAL AMERICAN BOOK by a SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN "An Exhortation to the Inhabitants of the Province of South-Carolina" Self-Published PHILADELPHIA
    Sophia Hume

    AN EXHORTATION TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, To Bring Their Deeds to the Light of Christ, In Their Own Consciences; In Which is Inserted Some Account of the Author's Experience in the Important Business Of Religion. By S. H. [Sophia Hume].

    PHILADELPHIA, Self-Published (Sophia Hume), 1752. Originally Printed in 1748 by B. Franklin (Benjamin Franklin) & D. Hall, Printer, Philadelphia; then in London in 1750; then this reprinting by James Lister, Leedes (Leeds), MDCCLII (1752).

    Recent professionally bound hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling to the spine, new endpapers, original book bound within, 3.75x6.25 inches (9x15.5 cm), 100 pages.

    Condition: The pages of this 1752 bound-in book are complete but show their age, they are…

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    AN EXHORTATION TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, To Bring Their Deeds to the Light of Christ, In Their Own Consciences; In Which is Inserted Some Account of the Author's Experience in the Important Business Of Religion. By S. H. [Sophia Hume].

    PHILADELPHIA, Self-Published (Sophia Hume), 1752. Originally Printed in 1748 by B. Franklin (Benjamin Franklin) & D. Hall, Printer, Philadelphia; then in London in 1750; then this reprinting by James Lister, Leedes (Leeds), MDCCLII (1752).

    Recent professionally bound hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling to the spine, new endpapers, original book bound within, 3.75x6.25 inches (9x15.5 cm), 100 pages.

    Condition: The pages of this 1752 bound-in book are complete but show their age, they are age toned, the title-page is worn, edge chipped, pulling from the binding, and its gutter edge is repaired/reinforced with a strip of brown paper that has affected some text and letters along that edge (see photos); otherwise the pages just have some shorelining, age spots, small edge repairs, and a bit of edge wear here and there; the book is tightly bound making the words at the fold a bit difficult to read. The recent covers and new endpapers are fine. Overall a complete, presentable copy.

    RARE COLONIAL AMERICAN BOOK written by an SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN who self-published it in PHILADELPHIA.

    About SOPHIA HUME (from Wikipedia):

    ******Sophia Wigington Hume (born South Carolina 1702 - died London 1774) was an American author and preacher associated with the Quakers. Hume was born and raised in a wealthy South Carolina Anglican family. In 1737, after the death of her husband, she gave up her wealth to live as a Quaker, becoming an outspoken advocate for the faith.

    Hume was the author of books written to offer guidance to Quakers on a variety of topics including theology, philosophy, and personal ethics. She is significant as an early example of influential women whose writings were addressed to a wide audience regardless of the sex of the reader.

    Given the wealth of her writings there is a puzzling lack of scholarship on Hume. One article by Phyllis Mack of Rutgers University is not focused specifically on Hume, but does discuss her place in both Quaker history and the larger contexts of women writers and feminism.******

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  • MAPS OF THE STREETS OF BOSTON Made For The Selectmen in 1819 & 1820 with 140 MAPS - A Facsimile published by Boston City Register in 1894 by Maps Drawn by John Groves Hales MAPS OF THE STREETS OF BOSTON Made For The Selectmen in 1819 & 1820 with 140 MAPS - A Facsimile published by Boston City Register in 1894
    Maps Drawn by John Groves Hales

    MAPS OF THE STREET-LINES OF BOSTON Made For The Selectmen in 1819 and 1820. DRAWN by John Groves Hales. Published in Facsimile by the Boston City Register, 1894, with new preface and index added.

    BOSTON: Boston City Register; Printed by Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, 1894.

    Hardcovers, brown cloth covered boards, front cover titled in gilt, Royal Folio 12.5x20 inches, 285 total pages with approx. 140 maps with descriptions on facing pages (i.e. maps on rectos, descriptions on versos).

    Contains the laid-in folding map "A PLAN OF BOSTON" by Osgood Carleton [1803], and a tipped-in map: "THE TOWN OF BOSTON" undated facsimile originally printed by John Bonner in 1722. (The folding map is often missing from this work.)…

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    MAPS OF THE STREET-LINES OF BOSTON Made For The Selectmen in 1819 and 1820. DRAWN by John Groves Hales. Published in Facsimile by the Boston City Register, 1894, with new preface and index added.

    BOSTON: Boston City Register; Printed by Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, 1894.

    Hardcovers, brown cloth covered boards, front cover titled in gilt, Royal Folio 12.5x20 inches, 285 total pages with approx. 140 maps with descriptions on facing pages (i.e. maps on rectos, descriptions on versos).

    Contains the laid-in folding map "A PLAN OF BOSTON" by Osgood Carleton [1803], and a tipped-in map: "THE TOWN OF BOSTON" undated facsimile originally printed by John Bonner in 1722. (The folding map is often missing from this work.) Also laid in is a hand drawn map, presumably by a previous owner, titled "this is a rough index to these 16 plates" (plates on odd numbered pages 251-281). Handwritten at the bottom of this drawing is "S.F. Tucker / March 1953", presumably the previous owner's name who drew this map.

    Condition: The rear cover is damaged, with areas of old water-staining and missing cloth; the front cover and spine are in good shape with some small scrapes and wear at the spine ends and corner tips; aside from the damaged rear board the covers are solid, well bound, and doing their job. INTERNALLY, the upper corner area of the pages is wavy, likely from the water spill to the rear cover, the waviness is most prominent on the latter pages and diminishes as the pages proceed to the front until there is just light waviness to the top margin. Fortunately only the inside rear cover and the blank endpapers show significant shorelining, otherwise just some shorelining to the front and top margin here and there; the margins are toned, as normal in my experience; a few pages are soiled at the margins, there is a pea-size coffee-colored stain to the blank margin of some pages, two pages have a quarter size food stain to the bottom corner; two leaves consisting of pages 221/222 and 223/224 have a bottom corner that has stiff creases and closed tears (looks like the book was badly shut on that corner). Despite its flaws the book is complete, with all its maps, including the folding map, and the maps remain bright and clear.

    About JOHN GROVES HALES, the CARTOGRAPHER (from various Internet sources):

    ******John Groves Hales, b.1785 d.1832, was a cartographer, civil engineer, and surveyor active in Massachusetts in the early part of the 19th century. He is considered by some to be one of the most influential and important New England cartographers of the early 19th century. He was born in England around 1785. Around 1810 Hales emigrated to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where he began surveying New England cities and towns using advanced and highly accurate European style trigonometric techniques in sharp contrast to the rod and chain system more commonly used in the United States at the time. His first major cartographic work in the United States is an 1812 map of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Around 1813 he relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. In 1819 he was commissioned by the City of Boston to produce city maps, including a vast large-scale map of Boston, the manuscripts for which survive in the Boston city records. He remained an active surveyor and mapmaker until his death in 1832. Hales is buried in the St. Matthews Episcopal Church in South Boston.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1795 THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS (bound in ONE, as issued) with 2 FOLDING MAPS Philadelphia: Dobson by Jedidiah Morse 1795 THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS (bound in ONE, as issued) with 2 FOLDING MAPS Philadelphia: Dobson
    Jedidiah Morse

    THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS. Containing, (I) A General HISTORY OF AMERICA. (II) A Concise HISTORY OF THE LATE REVOLUTION. Extracted from The American Edition of The Encyclopaedia. (Attributed to Jedidiah MORSE.) The TWO BOOKS are published in this ONE VOLUME, as issued.

    PHILADELPHIA: Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, South Second-Street, 1795. Second Edition (the first edition was published in 1790, also by Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia).

    Hardcovers, full leather covered boards and spine, leather spine label with gilt titling, 4x7 inches, viii + 356 pages.

    Contains the called for TWO FOLDING MAPS: (1) A General Map of North America, 7x8.25 inches, and (2) South America, 7x8.25 inches. The maps are numbered Plate XIV and XV, as…

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    THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS. Containing, (I) A General HISTORY OF AMERICA. (II) A Concise HISTORY OF THE LATE REVOLUTION. Extracted from The American Edition of The Encyclopaedia. (Attributed to Jedidiah MORSE.) The TWO BOOKS are published in this ONE VOLUME, as issued.

    PHILADELPHIA: Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, South Second-Street, 1795. Second Edition (the first edition was published in 1790, also by Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia).

    Hardcovers, full leather covered boards and spine, leather spine label with gilt titling, 4x7 inches, viii + 356 pages.

    Contains the called for TWO FOLDING MAPS: (1) A General Map of North America, 7x8.25 inches, and (2) South America, 7x8.25 inches. The maps are numbered Plate XIV and XV, as they were numbered in the Encyclopedia. Both maps have the name "Scot" printed at the lower right. Robert Scot was a noted Philadelphia engraver who engraved a number of important maps and was an engraver for the U.S. Mint.

    GOOD Condition: The covers are rubbed, worn at the edges and spine ends, and the front cover hinge is split at the top 4 inches but holding. Internally, the pages are lightly age toned, there is just some light foxing here and there throughout, more substantial on the first and last few pages, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.. The two folding maps have white cloth reinforcement to their folds on their blank backsides, have a few edge chips and fold edge closed tears, stiffness at the folds, and some areas of foxing and age toning, but overall are well preserved, bright, and clear. One of the nicer copies of the book that I have seen.

    Book References: Evans 29111. Sabin 50937. Map Reference: Wheat & Brun 701, 51 (Maps and Charts Published in America before 1800).

    Rare 1795 edition with BOTH MAPS as called for.

    About JEDIDIAH MORSE, the acknowledge author (from Wikipedia):

    ******Jedidiah Morse, 1761 d.1826. was a geographer whose textbooks became a staple for students in the United States. He was the father of the telegraphy pioneer and painter Samuel Morse. His textbooks and maps earned him the sobriquet Father of American Geography.******

    About ROBERT SCOT, the maps engraver (from Wikipedia):

    ******Robert Scot, b.1745 d.1823, was a Scottish-American engraver who served as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1793 until his death in 1823. Scot designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent.

    In 1781 Scot began engraving for Robert Morris, then Superintendent of the Office of Finance of the United States. The paper money that Scot engraved for Morris helped to finance the Siege of Yorktown, the decisive battle of the American Revolution. Shortly after that battle, Major Sebastian Bauman commissioned Robert Scot to engrave a map that illustrated the American victory,

    In 1790 Thomas Dobson began to publish an American Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Robert Scot engraved the largest number of engravings for Dobson's Encyclopedia, including some important maps. The quality of his engravings helped to rapidly expand the publication of illustrated books within the United States.******

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  • 1872 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT in 1640 ***SIGNED First Edition*** by Alfred Andrews 1872 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT in 1640 ***SIGNED First Edition***
    Alfred Andrews

    ENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONN., 1640: Embracing Their Descendants to 1872; with an Introduction of Miscellaneous Names of Andrews, with Their Progenitors as Far as Known; to which is Added a List of Some of the Authors, Clergymen, Physicians, and Soldiers of The Name. By ALFRED ANDREWS, New Britain, Connecticut.

    Published by A.H. Andrews & Co., Chicago, Illinois; and Printed by Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Hartford, Connecticut, 1872. FIRST EDITION.

    SIGNED and DATED "1895" by CHARLES ANDREWS, b.1827 d.1918, on a blank prelim. Charles Andrews was one of the longest serving judges in the history of the New York Court of Appeals. He also served three years as Mayor of Syracuse, New York.

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    ENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONN., 1640: Embracing Their Descendants to 1872; with an Introduction of Miscellaneous Names of Andrews, with Their Progenitors as Far as Known; to which is Added a List of Some of the Authors, Clergymen, Physicians, and Soldiers of The Name. By ALFRED ANDREWS, New Britain, Connecticut.

    Published by A.H. Andrews & Co., Chicago, Illinois; and Printed by Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Hartford, Connecticut, 1872. FIRST EDITION.

    SIGNED and DATED "1895" by CHARLES ANDREWS, b.1827 d.1918, on a blank prelim. Charles Andrews was one of the longest serving judges in the history of the New York Court of Appeals. He also served three years as Mayor of Syracuse, New York.

    BOOKPLATE of his SON, CHARLES WALKER ANDREWS, b.1861 d.1946, on the front pastedown. Charles Walker Andrews was a lawyer, book collector, and early member of the Grolier Club.

    Hardcovers, professionally rebound covers and endpapers (likely by Charles Walker Andrews), 6x9 inches (15x23 cm), 652 pages. Illustrated with portraits interspersed throughout, each printed on heavy stock paper and protected with a tissue guard. There is a sheet tipped-in on a blank prelim with a handwritten "Line of Descent" that likely relates to Charles Walker Andrews.

    GOOD condition, the covers are worn at the corners and some places along the edges, but remain sturdy and are doing their job well; internally the pages have toned, there are a couple of genealogical additions and corrections here and there, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice, presentable copy.

    The 1872 First Edition is SCARCE, especially so SIGNED by CHARLES ANDREWS and with the BOOKPLATE of his son CHARLES WALKER ANDREWS. (Beware the 1972 reprints and reproduction copies.)

    About CHARLES ANDREWS and his son CHARLES W. ANDREWS (from page 417 of the book):

    ******Syracuse, N. Y. - HON. CHARLES ANDREWS, fourth son of George, of New Britain, Conn., Whitestown and Troy, N. Y., and his wife, Polly Walker, of Butternuts, N. Y., born 27th May, 1827, at Whitestown, Oneida County, N. Y. He is a lawyer by profession, of the firm of Sedgwick, Andrews & Kennedy, of Syracuse, N. Y., of which city he has been mayor some three years, and has an enviable reputation and an irreproachable private character. He married 17th May, 1855, Marcia, daughter of Judge Shackland, of Syracuse, N. Y. He is judge of the court of appeals of the state of New York, and was living in Syracuse, N. Y., in 1871.

    THEIR CHILDREN: William S., born 25th September, 1858, at Syracuse, N. Y. and Charles W., born 5th July, 1861, at Syracuse, N. Y.******

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  • 1899 REPRESENTATIVE MEN and HOMES of QUINCY ILLINOIS Association Copy FIRST EDITION Genealogy by David Wilcox, compiler 1899 REPRESENTATIVE MEN and HOMES of QUINCY ILLINOIS Association Copy FIRST EDITION Genealogy
    David Wilcox, compiler

    EPRESENTATIVE MEN AND HOMES - QUINCY ILLINOIS - 1899.

    Compiled and Published by David F. Wilcox, and Printed at the Press of Volk, Jones & McMein, Quincy, Illinois, 1899. First Edition.

    Copy of Bernard H. Miller, with his signature and date on the front pastedown: "B.H. Miller / Aug 21st 1899". Bernard Miller has his portrait and biography printed on page 57. He is described as: "an energetic representative of the active business men of Quincy..."

    Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards embossed with gilt titles on the front cover and spine, 8x11 inches, 136 pages.

    Primarily biographical sketches with photographic portraits of the movers and shakers of Quincy Illinois in 1899. (Where are the female movers and shakers?)

    GOOD…

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    EPRESENTATIVE MEN AND HOMES - QUINCY ILLINOIS - 1899.

    Compiled and Published by David F. Wilcox, and Printed at the Press of Volk, Jones & McMein, Quincy, Illinois, 1899. First Edition.

    Copy of Bernard H. Miller, with his signature and date on the front pastedown: "B.H. Miller / Aug 21st 1899". Bernard Miller has his portrait and biography printed on page 57. He is described as: "an energetic representative of the active business men of Quincy..."

    Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards embossed with gilt titles on the front cover and spine, 8x11 inches, 136 pages.

    Primarily biographical sketches with photographic portraits of the movers and shakers of Quincy Illinois in 1899. (Where are the female movers and shakers?)

    GOOD condition, the covers have some wear at the spine ends and corners, and some rubbing; internally, the pages are lightly toned at the margins, have some age and smudge spots and a bit of soiling here and there, there is a small closed tear to the top edge of the first couple pages. Overall a solid, nice, presentable copy.

    SCARCE, TRUE 1899 FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by an 1899 Resident who is In The Book.

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  • Rare 1904 Viewbook of the City of Paris, compiled by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois. Antique Promotional Photo Brochure by Commercial Club of Paris Rare 1904 Viewbook of the City of Paris, compiled by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois. Antique Promotional Photo Brochure
    Commercial Club of Paris

    A Rare Viewbook of the City of Paris, compiled by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois.

    Published by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois. Printed by Charles A. Lawes & Co., Printers, Chicago. 1904 First and only edition. Oblong, 10.25" x 6.75", brown soft card covers with embossed iridescent gilt titling to front, small printers device to middle of the rear cover, red string tied and staple bound, 72 unnumbered pages (complete as issued, collated with copy held at University of Illinois), handsomely illustrated throughout with 34 pages of black & white photographs including industries, homes, and parkland, displayed within a decorative border. The text describes Paris including specific businesses, cultural and civic institutions. VERY GOOD Condition: light wear…

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    A Rare Viewbook of the City of Paris, compiled by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois.

    Published by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois. Printed by Charles A. Lawes & Co., Printers, Chicago. 1904 First and only edition. Oblong, 10.25" x 6.75", brown soft card covers with embossed iridescent gilt titling to front, small printers device to middle of the rear cover, red string tied and staple bound, 72 unnumbered pages (complete as issued, collated with copy held at University of Illinois), handsomely illustrated throughout with 34 pages of black & white photographs including industries, homes, and parkland, displayed within a decorative border. The text describes Paris including specific businesses, cultural and civic institutions. VERY GOOD Condition: light wear and a few small scuffs to the covers, and spinefolds, light top outer corner-tip bump affecting inner pages, spots of light foxing, and light signs of wear, otherwise, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid and lovely copy of this scarce viewbook. OCLC records only two copies held, rare book rooms of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and Vigo County Public Library Indiana.

    The Commercial Club of Paris, a forerunner to the Chamber of Commerce, was an elite group of successful businessmen and a few women who were actively promoting the economic and cultural development of the city (all of whom are noted at the rear of the book). With this very descriptive 1904 publication they showcase the scenic beauty of the city of Paris and its existing commercial and cultural prosperity, while simultaneously seeking to grow Paris into a leading modern industrial center and a very desirable business and family friendly place to come and live.

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