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  • 1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AUTOGRAPH BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES + Sergeant-at-Arms, etc. SIGNERS of the KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION OF 1850 by Thomas N. Lindsey, et al 1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AUTOGRAPH BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES + Sergeant-at-Arms, etc. SIGNERS of the KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION OF 1850
    Thomas N. Lindsey, et al

    1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION SIGNATURE BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, plus Sergeant at Arms, Reporters, etc. The Constitutional Convention signatory Sign In notebook was owned by THOMAS N. LINDSEY, member of the notable LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT KENTUCKY. Thomas N. Lindsey was the Representative of Franklin County, Kentucky. His signature is on the backside of the first page. The Signature Book is 3x5 inches and filled with blank paper. Lacking the front cover, however the spine covering and rear cover are present, as are all the inner pages. It appears likely that Thomas N. Lindsey was responsible for getting the signatures of the attending Representatives and others at the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of 1849 (that led to the…

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    1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION SIGNATURE BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, plus Sergeant at Arms, Reporters, etc. The Constitutional Convention signatory Sign In notebook was owned by THOMAS N. LINDSEY, member of the notable LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT KENTUCKY. Thomas N. Lindsey was the Representative of Franklin County, Kentucky. His signature is on the backside of the first page. The Signature Book is 3x5 inches and filled with blank paper. Lacking the front cover, however the spine covering and rear cover are present, as are all the inner pages. It appears likely that Thomas N. Lindsey was responsible for getting the signatures of the attending Representatives and others at the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of 1849 (that led to the adoption of the Constitution of 1850). He signed his name clearly on the verso of the first page, and I believe also on the back cover though that signature is very difficult to see. Though the notebook pages were blank, Lindsey wrote 3 numbers on a page up to number 100, leaving space by each number where Representatives signed in and identified themselves by county. 94 Representatives signed in and most wrote the county they represented below their signature, some also wrote the city they were from. The spaces beside numbers 95-100 are blank. However, Thomas N. Lindsey, the representative from Franklin County, signed at the front as noted above, meaning that this notebook contains a total of 95 signatures of the Constitutional Convention Representatives. Many of the signatures are accompanied with handwritten salutations: "Your friend" "Yours respectfully" etc. In addition to the 95 Representatives, there are signatures of the Sergeant at Arms, Clerk, Door Keeper, Deputy, 5 Reporters, and the Minister of the Gospel. I have been able to fully identify all but 5 of the 95 Representatives through a combination of their signatures and the counties they identified themselves with. There is not, unfortunately, enough room here to list them all, but I have all the identified Representatives names along with counties represented, so if you are interested just email me. In addition to the signatures of 95 Representatives, this Sign-in / Signatory Book contains the signature of the Clerk (Secretary of the Convention), Sergeant at Arms, Door Keeper, five reporters, and that of the Minister of the Gospel. The second to last page, following a number of blank pages, has the names and addresses of several Lindsey family members, perhaps put there by Thomas N. Lindsey so that this book could be passed down from one family member to another as an important historic keepsake? GOOD CONDITION. Front cover missing, as noted above, some creasing and edge chipping to the first page, the rear inner hinge is split but holding well, otherwise the pages are solid, well bound, and all the signatures and writing is bright and clear. The 1850 Kentucky Constitution was extremely PRO SLAVERY. You can read about the 1850 Kentucky Constitution and the 1849 Kentucky Constitutional Convention on many sites on the Internet.

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  • 1850 LOUISIANA SWAMP and OVERFLOWED LANDS SURVEY with FOLD-OPEN MAP by SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR 1850 LOUISIANA SWAMP and OVERFLOWED LANDS SURVEY with FOLD-OPEN MAP
    SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

    REPORT of the ACTING SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR Relative to the SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS IN LOUISIANA.

    Publisher: [Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1850].

    Disbound report, 8 pages plus folding map. The text pages are 5.5x9 inches. The lithograph map opens to 18x17 inches (46x43 cm). The map is dated Oct. 18th, 1949. It shows the State of Louisiana in sections, labeled based on township claims, proposed survey, etc.

    Condition: The pages are disbound, complete but loose (i.e. laid on top of one another), though the leaf consisting of pages 7/8 is still attached to the fold-open map; the pages are foxed and have some edge creases and small edge chips; the printing remains clear and bright throughout. The…

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    REPORT of the ACTING SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR Relative to the SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS IN LOUISIANA.

    Publisher: [Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1850].

    Disbound report, 8 pages plus folding map. The text pages are 5.5x9 inches. The lithograph map opens to 18x17 inches (46x43 cm). The map is dated Oct. 18th, 1949. It shows the State of Louisiana in sections, labeled based on township claims, proposed survey, etc.

    Condition: The pages are disbound, complete but loose (i.e. laid on top of one another), though the leaf consisting of pages 7/8 is still attached to the fold-open map; the pages are foxed and have some edge creases and small edge chips; the printing remains clear and bright throughout. The MAP is nice, just a bit of foxing, a couple small edge chips, and some creasing at the left margin. It is suitable for framing, imho.

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  • 1855 CANADA Detailed Description & Statistics PARIS EXPO Winning Essays 1st Edition by J. Sheridan Hogan 1855 CANADA Detailed Description & Statistics PARIS EXPO Winning Essays 1st Edition
    J. Sheridan Hogan

    LE CANADA. ESSAI - Auquel le Premier Prix a été Adjugé par le Comité Canadien de l'Exposition de Paris, par J. Sheridan Hogan. (CANADA. AN ESSAY - One that was Awarded the First Place Prize by the Canadian Committee for the Paris Exposition, by J. Sheridan Hogan.) Published by John Lovell, MONTREAL, Canada, 1855. First Edition. Wrappers / Printed Paper Covers, 5.5" x 8", 106 pages. Essay consisting of a detailed description of Canada, including statistical tables, selected from other entries submitted to the Bureau de l'Exposition de Paris. FAIR condition, covers are mostly chipped away at the spine, are toned, water-stained, edge-chipped and worn (please see photos); internally the first and last few pages have toning, some creasing, and…

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    LE CANADA. ESSAI - Auquel le Premier Prix a été Adjugé par le Comité Canadien de l'Exposition de Paris, par J. Sheridan Hogan. (CANADA. AN ESSAY - One that was Awarded the First Place Prize by the Canadian Committee for the Paris Exposition, by J. Sheridan Hogan.) Published by John Lovell, MONTREAL, Canada, 1855. First Edition. Wrappers / Printed Paper Covers, 5.5" x 8", 106 pages. Essay consisting of a detailed description of Canada, including statistical tables, selected from other entries submitted to the Bureau de l'Exposition de Paris. FAIR condition, covers are mostly chipped away at the spine, are toned, water-stained, edge-chipped and worn (please see photos); internally the first and last few pages have toning, some creasing, and a bit of spotting, otherwise the inner pages are just lightly used and remain tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    A complete, presentable copy, in its original wrappers.

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  • 1862 CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER "THE INDEPENDENT" BATTLE REPORTS Edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER by Henry Ward Beecher 1862 CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER "THE INDEPENDENT" BATTLE REPORTS Edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER
    Henry Ward Beecher

    THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK, Volume XIV, Number 730, November 27, 1862. Newspaper, 18"x24", 8 pages (2 large single fold sheets). The years 1861 to February 1863 are the papers most important years, as those were both CIVIL WAR YEARS and the only 2 years that the paper was edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER. The paper was strongly ANTI-SLAVERY and as such was strongly PRO-UNION during the CIVIL WAR. This particular issue transcribes a LONG SERMON by Henry Ward Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe), and has many articles regarding various Civil War battles. FAIR condition, there is toning at the folds, staining to the corners, holes at some of the places where the folds intersect, some closed tears along the…

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    THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK, Volume XIV, Number 730, November 27, 1862. Newspaper, 18"x24", 8 pages (2 large single fold sheets). The years 1861 to February 1863 are the papers most important years, as those were both CIVIL WAR YEARS and the only 2 years that the paper was edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER. The paper was strongly ANTI-SLAVERY and as such was strongly PRO-UNION during the CIVIL WAR. This particular issue transcribes a LONG SERMON by Henry Ward Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe), and has many articles regarding various Civil War battles. FAIR condition, there is toning at the folds, staining to the corners, holes at some of the places where the folds intersect, some closed tears along the folds, and signs of general handling; nonetheless the paper is complete, fairly solid, and the printing is clear and fully legible. The paper will be sent folded, as was its normal state. About THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK (excerpted from Wikipedia): ******The Independent was a weekly newspaper

    published in New York City between 1848 and 1928. It was founded in order to promote Congregationalism and was also an important voice in support of abolitionism and women's suffrage. From its founding in 1848 until 1861 The Independent was edited by a team of three prominent Congregational ministers: Joseph Parrish Thompson, Richard Salter Storrs, and Leonard Bacon. It was published and financed by a group of New York businessmen led by Henry C. Bowen of the silk wholesaling firm Bowen & McNamee. The editorial policy was strongly antislavery, which hurt the magazine's circulation initially, but it improved through the 1850s to reach 35,000 by the beginning of the American Civil War. In 1861 HENRY WARD BEECHER, who had been a regular contributor to the magazine, became its editor. His assistant editor, Theodore Tilton, succeeded Beecher as editor in February 1863.******

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  • 1872-1972 HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY - ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOS + MAP 1872-1972 HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY - ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOS + MAP

    HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL 1872-1972. Published by the Centennial Publication Committee, Hopkins, Missouri, 1972. Presumed first edition. Hardcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 120 pages. Fold open two page map at the front. Illustrated throughout with historic b&w photographs, including many photos of early Hopkins settlers and families. GOOD condition, the covers have some wear at the spine ends and corner tips and a few light smudges; internally there are a few names highlighted in yellow here and there throughout, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy.

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  • 1890 WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM & READING, Massachusetts CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS by Dean Dudley 1890 WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM & READING, Massachusetts CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS
    Dean Dudley

    DIRECTORY and REGISTER of WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM and READING, for 1890-91, with Business and Advertising Directories. By Dean Dudley. Printed and Published by Dudley Publishing Company, Publishers. Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1890. An Original City Directory of every Resident and Business in Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading, Massachusetts. Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers. Contains 43 pages of really cool ads of the day. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro shelving label on the spine, Sutro and related library stamps and marks on the endpapers, title…

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    DIRECTORY and REGISTER of WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM and READING, for 1890-91, with Business and Advertising Directories. By Dean Dudley. Printed and Published by Dudley Publishing Company, Publishers. Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1890. An Original City Directory of every Resident and Business in Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading, Massachusetts. Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers. Contains 43 pages of really cool ads of the day. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro shelving label on the spine, Sutro and related library stamps and marks on the endpapers, title page, and here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books originally collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home at SFSU the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. FAIR CONDITION: The spine cloth is covered with clear tape, the front and rear boards are rubbed, scraped, and worn through at the edges, nonetheless these original covers are still doing their job. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges have split but have been repaired / reinforced with white cloth tape (the Sutro library was known for trying to keep their volumes original and complete), there are ex Sutro and related library stamps and marks as noted above;

    the last two pages, pages 311 and 312, are lacking but have been replaced with copy machine facsimiles to keep this volume complete; otherwise the pages remain bright, clean, and clear. An Original 1890-91 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES of Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading, Massachusetts. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require 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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  • 1894 WORCESTER HOUSE CITY DIRECTORY & FAMILY ADDRESS BOOK with PROPERTY RECORDS and REAL ESTATE PRICES 1894 WORCESTER HOUSE CITY DIRECTORY & FAMILY ADDRESS BOOK with PROPERTY RECORDS and REAL ESTATE PRICES

    THE WORCESTER HOUSE DIRECTORY and ADDRESS BOOK.

    Contents:

    ADDRESS BOOK: A directory of the occupants of each residence and place of business in Worcester.

    BUSINESS INDEX: A business directory of selected names of prominent business houses of Worcester.

    CLUB DEPARTMENT: A directory of the prominent Clubs of Worcester, giving names of officers and membership roll.

    REAL ESTATE RECORD: A complete transcript of the City Assessors' books relating to real estate, showing name of owner, size of lot, and valuation of every estate in Worcester.

    Published by the Drew Allis Company, Worcester (Massachusetts), 1894. This is the original, vintage directory.

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered spine and boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages, including interesting ads of the…

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    THE WORCESTER HOUSE DIRECTORY and ADDRESS BOOK.

    Contents:

    ADDRESS BOOK: A directory of the occupants of each residence and place of business in Worcester.

    BUSINESS INDEX: A business directory of selected names of prominent business houses of Worcester.

    CLUB DEPARTMENT: A directory of the prominent Clubs of Worcester, giving names of officers and membership roll.

    REAL ESTATE RECORD: A complete transcript of the City Assessors' books relating to real estate, showing name of owner, size of lot, and valuation of every estate in Worcester.

    Published by the Drew Allis Company, Worcester (Massachusetts), 1894. This is the original, vintage directory.

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered spine and boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages, including interesting ads of the day at the rear.

    This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, with a Sutro Library bookplate tipped into the front enpapers, and some related library labels and marks here and there. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books originally collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home at SFSU the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time.

    FAIR CONDITION: The covers are rubbed, scraped, and worn through at the edges and corners; the spine gilt lettering has substantially faded but is still legible upon close examination; nonetheless these original covers are still doing their job. Internally, the rear inner hinge has split but is holding; there are some creases, edge chips, and small spots here and there, otherwise the pages remain bright, clean, and clear.

    A Complete, Original 1894 HOUSE DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and VALUATION of PROPERTIES of WORCESTER.

    About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned):

    ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S.

    Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is thick 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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  • 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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  • 1902 PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS Martha Young ALABAMA AFRICAN-AMERICAN / SLAVE FOLKLORE First Edition SIGNED & INSCRIBED + Laid-In Handwritten Letter by Martha Strudwick Young 1902 PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS Martha Young ALABAMA AFRICAN-AMERICAN / SLAVE FOLKLORE First Edition SIGNED & INSCRIBED + Laid-In Handwritten Letter
    Martha Strudwick Young

    PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS, by MARTHA YOUNG, with illustrations by J.M. Condé.

    NEW YORK: R. H. Russell, 1902. First edition, first printing, with the statement "First Impression, October, 1902" on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    The book is dedicated 'To all the Dear Namesakes of E.Y. and A.E.Y.' (Elisha Young and Anne Eliza Young, Martha Young and her siblings' parents.)

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR, MARTHA YOUNG, to her SISTER, ANN ELIZA MUCKLE, on the front free endpaper:

    "To Ann Eliza Muckle / One of the Namesakes / With the love of her sister / Martha Young".

    LAID-IN is a HANDWRITTEN LETTER by Martha Young to her sister "Mrs. Alfred Muckle". It is…

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    PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS, by MARTHA YOUNG, with illustrations by J.M. Condé.

    NEW YORK: R. H. Russell, 1902. First edition, first printing, with the statement "First Impression, October, 1902" on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    The book is dedicated 'To all the Dear Namesakes of E.Y. and A.E.Y.' (Elisha Young and Anne Eliza Young, Martha Young and her siblings' parents.)

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR, MARTHA YOUNG, to her SISTER, ANN ELIZA MUCKLE, on the front free endpaper:

    "To Ann Eliza Muckle / One of the Namesakes / With the love of her sister / Martha Young".

    LAID-IN is a HANDWRITTEN LETTER by Martha Young to her sister "Mrs. Alfred Muckle". It is written on 1 1/2 pages of a 4 page single fold sheet of paper. Much of the handwriting is indecipherable to me, but here is how it begins: "Dearest Fredie: / This may be a help to you. If Fettie comes through and I see her I will ask if she has the book of..." The letter is signed/initialed M.Y. and dated (?) 20, 1934. On the folded backside it is addressed to Mrs. Alfred Muckle / Courtesy of Agnes Tutwiler". (AGNES TUTWILER was a relative of Martha Young; FREDIE likely was Martha Young's nickname for her married sister.)

    Hardcover Book, illustrated covers, 249 pages. ILLUSTRATED with a frontispiece photograph "Witch Menées Child" and 27 b&w drawings. Though the drawings and their captions are meant to illustrate the folktales and dialects of Southern Blacks (mostly former slaves), and were widely admired by writers of the day, many would be considered racist today.

    FAIR condition. The covers are soiled with a scattering of scrapes, the rear cover has some water staining to its bottom edge, the spine is substantially scraped and rubbed; nonetheless the covers are still solid and doing their job. Internally, the front inner hinge is cracked but holding well, there is foxing primarily to the first and last few pages, light finger smudges here and there, and one page has a thumbprint size chip to its front margin (not affecting text) and another with a 2 inch closed tear, else the inner pages remain tight, clean, clear and unmarked. All 27 b&w plates are present, a few have a bit of foxing. The laid-in letter has folds, creases, smudging and some stains, but the text remains clear (though the handwriting is difficult).

    About MARTHA YOUNG (from Wikipedia and the Alabama Women's Hall Of Fame websites):

    ******Martha Strudwick Young, b.1862 d.1941, was an American regionalist writer known for her recounting of Southern folk tales, fables, and songs of Black life in the plantation era. She was admired by other writers for her skill with dialect. Young was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1986.

    Martha Strudwick Young was the daughter of Confederate surgeon Elisha Young and Anne Eliza Ashe (Tutwiler) Young. The women's education and prison reform advocate Julia Strudwick Tutwiler was her aunt. Her family moved to Greensboro after the Civil War, and it was there that she learned the Southern folk tales and stories of African-American culture that would form the basis of her writings.

    In 1901 Young published her first book, Plantation Songs for My Lady's Banjo and Other Negro Lyrics & Monologues. She followed up in 1902 with Plantation Bird Legends, which established her reputation as a leading writer of dialect tales. Young was one of a group of regional writers who helped to popularize the use of dialect as an adjunct to realism, including George Washington Cable, Kate Chopin, Mary Noailles Murfree, and Joel Chandler Harris. She has been called "Alabama's foremost folklorist."

    From her 1986 induction into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame: "During a life which bridged two centuries, she recorded a rapidly disappearing culture, preserving it as a heritage for future generations."******

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  • 1905 SALEM, Massachusetts, CITY DIRECTORY including BEVERLY, DANVERS, MARBLEHEAD, PEABODY, ESSEX, AND IPSWICH with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS plus Cool ADS 1905 SALEM, Massachusetts, CITY DIRECTORY including BEVERLY, DANVERS, MARBLEHEAD, PEABODY, ESSEX, AND IPSWICH with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS plus Cool ADS

    NAUMKEAG DIRECTORY for SALEM, BEVERLY, DANVERS, MARBLEHEAD, PEABODY, ESSEX, AND IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS. Containing a List of the Inhabitants and Business Firms of the District and Other Matters of General and Local Interest. Published by the Henry M. Meek Publishing Co., SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, 1905. Original hardcovers, printed paper covered boards and cloth covered spine, spine printed in gilt, 6x9.5 inches, thick volume, 1489 pages, including lots of pages of cool ads, many illustrated, including a great ad on the rear pastedown for WITCH CITY BOTTLING WORKS. A later directory contained a fold open map, there is NO map in this directory, it is either lacking or was never bound with a map. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL…

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    NAUMKEAG DIRECTORY for SALEM, BEVERLY, DANVERS, MARBLEHEAD, PEABODY, ESSEX, AND IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS. Containing a List of the Inhabitants and Business Firms of the District and Other Matters of General and Local Interest. Published by the Henry M. Meek Publishing Co., SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, 1905. Original hardcovers, printed paper covered boards and cloth covered spine, spine printed in gilt, 6x9.5 inches, thick volume, 1489 pages, including lots of pages of cool ads, many illustrated, including a great ad on the rear pastedown for WITCH CITY BOTTLING WORKS. A later directory contained a fold open map, there is NO map in this directory, it is either lacking or was never bound with a map. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a shelving number on the spine,and Sutro Library ink stamps and some associated library stamps and marks here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books originally collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home at SFSU the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it is just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. CONDITION: The covers are worn, the spine covering has a shelving label and is pulled with small tears at its ends, the boards are worn through at the edges and corners, and the boards are rubbed, scraped and have some toning and soiling; nonetheless the covers are original and are doing their job. Internally, the front and rear hinges are cracked but holding, there are Sutro library stamps and marks as noted above, the ink stamp of "ADDRESSING CO. OF N.Y." is stamped on the top margin of a number of pages, the title page of the directory, following 16 pages of ads, is worn, scraped and has some closed tape repairs at its gutter edge, the text block is split at a few places where the book was over opened but always remains well bound, there are some small tears, chips and marks here and there, and the pages are all lightly toned, otherwise a complete and solid copy with printing that is bright and clear. Did I mention that the ads are really cool? An Original SALEM & VICINITY City Directory from 1905. A treasure trove of Witch Town Genealogy. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is 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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  • 1905 SPECTATOR: JOURNAL of LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY MALE HIGH SCHOOL Student Life, Athletics, Stories 1905 SPECTATOR: JOURNAL of LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY MALE HIGH SCHOOL Student Life, Athletics, Stories

    THE SPECTATOR: Journal of the LOUISVILLE MALE HIGH SCHOOL. Published by LOUISVILLE MALE HIGH SCHOOL, Louisville, Kentucky, 1905. Booklet, printed paper covers, side stapled, 6x9 inches, 36 pages. Student written articles and stories related to the High School, its students, athletics, alumni, etc., and cool ads from 1905 Louisville, Kentucky. GOOD condition, covers are toned and have some scrapes and rubs, the staples have oxidized, otherwise tight, bright, and clean. About LOUISVILLE MALE HIGH SCHOOL (from its website): ******Welcome to Louisville's premier student centered, college preparatory, public high school and one of the top rated high schools in Kentucky.

    Since 1856, Louisville Male High School has been committed to supporting the goals and ambitions of its students.

    That pledge is…

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    THE SPECTATOR: Journal of the LOUISVILLE MALE HIGH SCHOOL. Published by LOUISVILLE MALE HIGH SCHOOL, Louisville, Kentucky, 1905. Booklet, printed paper covers, side stapled, 6x9 inches, 36 pages. Student written articles and stories related to the High School, its students, athletics, alumni, etc., and cool ads from 1905 Louisville, Kentucky. GOOD condition, covers are toned and have some scrapes and rubs, the staples have oxidized, otherwise tight, bright, and clean. About LOUISVILLE MALE HIGH SCHOOL (from its website): ******Welcome to Louisville's premier student centered, college preparatory, public high school and one of the top rated high schools in Kentucky.

    Since 1856, Louisville Male High School has been committed to supporting the goals and ambitions of its students.

    That pledge is reflected in an educational experience that demonstrates an unwavering commitment to create proficient lifelong learners, critical thinkers, problem solvers, and communicators within a uniquely structured environment emphasizing student success, discipline, patriotism, traditional values, and service to society. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and challenging pre college curriculum that fosters academic integrity and excellence. Our traditional school promotes a safe, orderly, and caring environment emphasizing patriotism, honesty, loyalty, respect, and character.******

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  • 1911 MONTPELIER, VERMONT, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS 1911 MONTPELIER, VERMONT, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS

    MONTPELIER, VERMONT, CITY DIRECTORY, 1911. General Directory of the Citizens, Classified Business Directory, Street Directory...Map....

    The title page says that the volume has a map, but either the map is lacking or it was never actually bound into this edition. To be clear, there is NO map present in this volume.

    Published by H.A. Manning Co., Springfield, Massachusetts, 1911. This is an Original, Vintage Directory.

    Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 184 pages.

    Contains numerous advertisements of the day, including an advertising section at the front. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and page edges.

    This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO…

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    MONTPELIER, VERMONT, CITY DIRECTORY, 1911. General Directory of the Citizens, Classified Business Directory, Street Directory...Map....

    The title page says that the volume has a map, but either the map is lacking or it was never actually bound into this edition. To be clear, there is NO map present in this volume.

    Published by H.A. Manning Co., Springfield, Massachusetts, 1911. This is an Original, Vintage Directory.

    Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 184 pages.

    Contains numerous advertisements of the day, including an advertising section at the front. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and page edges.

    This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro and related library ink stamps, labels and marks on the front endpapers and here and there. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it is just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time.

    Only FAIR CONDITION: The paper covered boards are worn through at the corners and edges, and are worn and rubbed at the front and rear panels; the cloth covered spine is worn and peeling at the folds and spine ends, the boards are rubbed and soiled; nevertheless the covers are original and still doing their job. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges are split but holding; there are Sutro and related library ink stamps, labels and marks as noted above; there is clear tape repair to a number of pages; the green pages (advertising pages) are toned at the margins; one page of the green ads is heavily chipped along the edges and has been taped in; there are blue check marks by a few names; the inner text block hinge is split at a few places but holding. Well used, but complete.

    An Original MONTPELIER, VERMONT, City Directory from 1911. A treasure trove of Vermont genealogy.

    About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned):

    ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S.

    Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.******

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  • 1922 NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS 1922 NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS

    NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, CITY DIRECTORY, 1922. A General Directory of the Citizens, Street Guide, Classified Business Directory, Street Directory, New Map, and Officers of the City Government, Churches, Societies, Etc.

    The title page says that the volume has a map, but either the map is lacking or it was never actually bound into this edition. To be clear, there is NO map present in this volume.

    Published by Price & Lee Co., New Britain, Connecticut, 1922. This is an Original, Vintage Directory.

    Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 868 pages.

    Contains numerous advertisements of the day, including an advertising section at the front.. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so…

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    NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, CITY DIRECTORY, 1922. A General Directory of the Citizens, Street Guide, Classified Business Directory, Street Directory, New Map, and Officers of the City Government, Churches, Societies, Etc.

    The title page says that the volume has a map, but either the map is lacking or it was never actually bound into this edition. To be clear, there is NO map present in this volume.

    Published by Price & Lee Co., New Britain, Connecticut, 1922. This is an Original, Vintage Directory.

    Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 868 pages.

    Contains numerous advertisements of the day, including an advertising section at the front.. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers.

    This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There are Sutro and related library ink stamps, labels and marks here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU, quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned, so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time.

    FAIR CONDITION: The paper covered boards are worn through at the corners and spine ends, soiled, have a dime size stain, and the pine is sunned / darkened. Internally, there are Sutro and related library labels and marks as noted above, there is a bit of tape repair to the first page, the front and rear hinges are split but holding; overall the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and clear.

    A Complete and Original NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, City Directory from 1922. A treasure trove of Connecticut genealogy.

    About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned):

    ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S.

    Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.******

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  • 1923 CHESTER & VICINITY Pennsylvania CITY DIRECTORY including Boroughs of Eddystone and Upland w/ EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS 1923 CHESTER & VICINITY Pennsylvania CITY DIRECTORY including Boroughs of Eddystone and Upland w/ EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS

    CHESTER CITY DIRECTORY including the Boroughs of Eddystone and Upland, also the Town of Media, 1923-1924. A Directory of every resident of CHESTER and VICINITY, PENNSYLVANIA, in 1923. Published by R. L. Polk & Company / John Spencer Inc, 1923. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1923. Rebound in Library Hardcovers, complete original volume bound within including advertising pages, 5.5x9 inches, 786 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro shelving number on the spine, a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro Library ink stamps and some…

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    CHESTER CITY DIRECTORY including the Boroughs of Eddystone and Upland, also the Town of Media, 1923-1924. A Directory of every resident of CHESTER and VICINITY, PENNSYLVANIA, in 1923. Published by R. L. Polk & Company / John Spencer Inc, 1923. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1923. Rebound in Library Hardcovers, complete original volume bound within including advertising pages, 5.5x9 inches, 786 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro shelving number on the spine, a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro Library ink stamps and some associated library marks, stamps and labels here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books originally collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home at SFSU the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it is just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. CONDITION: The covers are recent library bindings and are very sturdy, the endpapers are new. The complete original 1923 work is bound within. Internally, there are ex Sutro library markings and labels as noted above, otherwise the inner pages are just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and clear. A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1923 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES

    of CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is thick and heavy and will require 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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  • 1936 Genealogy STELLA NEBRASKA High School Yearbook with LIST of ALUMNI 1889-1935 by Senior Class of Stella High School 1936 Genealogy STELLA NEBRASKA High School Yearbook with LIST of ALUMNI 1889-1935
    Senior Class of Stella High School

    1936 Yearbook of STELLA HIGH SCHOOL, STELLA, NEBRASKA. "ECHOES OF STELLA". Has actual 3x5 inch b&w photographs for each of the classes mounted with photo corners.

    Includes essays about the school, students, teachers, activities, sports, etc.

    What makes this a GENEALOGY TREASURE is that there is an 8 page section that lists all the ALUMNI of STELLA HIGH SCHOOL from 1889-1935. Being a small town, this list basically covers many of its early residents, their names, and where they are now. A previous owner has added additional details by some of the names, e.g. "died 1952".

    Paper wrappers, cord tied, inner pages side stapled. Inner pages are 8.5x11 inch and the wrappers over hang them, 48 unnumbered pages printed on…

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    1936 Yearbook of STELLA HIGH SCHOOL, STELLA, NEBRASKA. "ECHOES OF STELLA". Has actual 3x5 inch b&w photographs for each of the classes mounted with photo corners.

    Includes essays about the school, students, teachers, activities, sports, etc.

    What makes this a GENEALOGY TREASURE is that there is an 8 page section that lists all the ALUMNI of STELLA HIGH SCHOOL from 1889-1935. Being a small town, this list basically covers many of its early residents, their names, and where they are now. A previous owner has added additional details by some of the names, e.g. "died 1952".

    Paper wrappers, cord tied, inner pages side stapled. Inner pages are 8.5x11 inch and the wrappers over hang them, 48 unnumbered pages printed on one side only.

    GOOD condition: The wrappers are worn and tearing at the edges where they overhang the inner pages; internally nice, the pages are just lightly toned, a couple pages have offsetting, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear.

    We will be having a pop quiz on Stella, Nebraska. It will account for 90% of your grade. Better study up.

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  • 1941 BROOKLYN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AUTOGRAPH BOOK - PS 149 East New York Junior High School 1941 BROOKLYN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AUTOGRAPH BOOK - PS 149 East New York Junior High School

    1941 Autograph Book kept by Murray, a student graduating from East New York Junior High School, Public School 149, later to be known as PS 149 "Danny Kaye". Like many schools in Brooklyn, the demographics of the school have changed dramatically since 1941.

    The autograph book is held in a zippered blue vinyl case which is embossed on the front cover with: "Autographs / E. N. Y. J. H. S. / 149". It measures 4..5x5.5 inches. There are approximately 60 pages where signatures and memories are written.

    Though the autographs in the book are all dated 1941, the autograph book itself was likely published in 1939 because the first 7 pages are photographs of the 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR.…

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    1941 Autograph Book kept by Murray, a student graduating from East New York Junior High School, Public School 149, later to be known as PS 149 "Danny Kaye". Like many schools in Brooklyn, the demographics of the school have changed dramatically since 1941.

    The autograph book is held in a zippered blue vinyl case which is embossed on the front cover with: "Autographs / E. N. Y. J. H. S. / 149". It measures 4..5x5.5 inches. There are approximately 60 pages where signatures and memories are written.

    Though the autographs in the book are all dated 1941, the autograph book itself was likely published in 1939 because the first 7 pages are photographs of the 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR. These are followed by a photograph of the school building and the school's principal. Then comes the autograph section.

    Some of the kids who signed and left comments in the book include: Harriet Rothberg, Lorraine Olanoff, Seymour Boom, Sol Wishnick, Meyer Meltzer, Seymour Weintraub, David Simon, Frieda Scharfstein, and many others.

    The owner of the autograph book was named Murray, though some referred to him as "Moish or Moe".

    The autograph book is in VERY GOOD condition, all the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. The zippered case is sturdy and functions well, but the gilt embossing on the front cover has substantially faded.

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  • 1947 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, CITY DIRECTORY w/ EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS Genealogy 1947 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, CITY DIRECTORY w/ EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS Genealogy

    BIRMINGHAM, JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALABAMA, CITY DIRECTORY 1947-48. Including Fairfield, Mountain Brook, Powderly, Pratt City and Wylam.

    Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Directory of Householders, Occupants of Office Buildings and Other Business Places, Including a Complete Street and Avenue Guide, and a Postal Unit Guide; also a Manufacturers Department, a Buyers Guide and a Complete Classified Business Directory.

    A Directory of every Resident and Business of BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, in 1947.

    Published by R. L. Polk & Company, Richmond, Virginia. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1947.

    Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, 9x12 inches, thick volume, approximately 1500 pages (pages numbered in sections).

    Contains numerous advertisements of…

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    BIRMINGHAM, JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALABAMA, CITY DIRECTORY 1947-48. Including Fairfield, Mountain Brook, Powderly, Pratt City and Wylam.

    Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Directory of Householders, Occupants of Office Buildings and Other Business Places, Including a Complete Street and Avenue Guide, and a Postal Unit Guide; also a Manufacturers Department, a Buyers Guide and a Complete Classified Business Directory.

    A Directory of every Resident and Business of BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, in 1947.

    Published by R. L. Polk & Company, Richmond, Virginia. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1947.

    Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, 9x12 inches, thick volume, approximately 1500 pages (pages numbered in sections).

    Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including on the covers and page edges.

    This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro Library ink stamps and associated library marks and stamps here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU, quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned, so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time.

    CONDITION: The covers are worn through at the corners, spine ends, and places along the edges, have rubs and scrapes, and some soiling; the spine has a white letter "B" glued on it. The binding is somewhat shaky, as to be expected with this large and thick book. Internally, there are Sutro and related library stamps and marks as noted above, there are a few closed tears and a bit of edge wear here and there, overall the pages remain bright, clean and clear. A solid, presentable copy.

    A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1947 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES in BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA.

    About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned):

    ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S.

    Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is 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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  • 1954 ASSESSED VALUE of EVERY PROPERTY in BOSTON Real Estate Land & Building Values by Street Address by Boston Real Estate Board 1954 ASSESSED VALUE of EVERY PROPERTY in BOSTON Real Estate Land & Building Values by Street Address
    Boston Real Estate Board

    ASSESSED VALUES of REAL ESTATE in BOSTON. Published by the Boston Real Estate Board, 1954.

    Lists the Address, Owner, Square Feet, Value of Land, Value of Building, and Total Assessed Value OF EVERY PROPERTY IN BOSTON. Categorized alphabetically by Street.

    Hardcover Book, blue cloth covered boards, gilt titles and gilt ads on the covers and spine, 6x9 inches, 681 pages. Includes real estate related ads, roster of members, and a fold open list of rules to be followed by members.

    This is an Original, Vintage, Boston Real Estate Book, published in 1954. Beware similar works that are photocopied or printed directly off a computer, sometimes being presented as a vintage book. Read descriptions carefully!

    VERY GOOD condition, some light wear…

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    ASSESSED VALUES of REAL ESTATE in BOSTON. Published by the Boston Real Estate Board, 1954.

    Lists the Address, Owner, Square Feet, Value of Land, Value of Building, and Total Assessed Value OF EVERY PROPERTY IN BOSTON. Categorized alphabetically by Street.

    Hardcover Book, blue cloth covered boards, gilt titles and gilt ads on the covers and spine, 6x9 inches, 681 pages. Includes real estate related ads, roster of members, and a fold open list of rules to be followed by members.

    This is an Original, Vintage, Boston Real Estate Book, published in 1954. Beware similar works that are photocopied or printed directly off a computer, sometimes being presented as a vintage book. Read descriptions carefully!

    VERY GOOD condition, some light wear to the covers' edges, internally tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.

    See what you could have paid for any property in Boston in 1954.

    Would look great on the shelf of anyone interested in Boston real estate.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require 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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  • 1954 DELAWARE PARK HORSE RACE TRACK Plan to FILM RACES w/ 5 ORIGINAL 8x10 PHOTOS 1954 DELAWARE PARK HORSE RACE TRACK Plan to FILM RACES w/ 5 ORIGINAL 8x10 PHOTOS

    NEW DEVELOPMENTS at DELAWARE PARK in 1954. (1) In TELEVISION WORK, (2) In NEWS PHOTO EXPANSION, (3) In FILM PATROL TECHNIQUE. 18 typescript leaves with text on one side only, plus FIVE ORIGINAL 8X10 B&W PHOTOGRAPHS, pages and photos 2 hole punched at their left margin, bound in a stiff folder with metal bracket, typed title label on front cover. Report by this THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING TRACK on its new, and at the time novel, plan to film races at the Park for promotional and news purposes, as well as on the expansion of its still photography capabilities. The report goes into detail as to how the Track Organization intends to make the films unique enough that TV stations will…

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    NEW DEVELOPMENTS at DELAWARE PARK in 1954. (1) In TELEVISION WORK, (2) In NEWS PHOTO EXPANSION, (3) In FILM PATROL TECHNIQUE. 18 typescript leaves with text on one side only, plus FIVE ORIGINAL 8X10 B&W PHOTOGRAPHS, pages and photos 2 hole punched at their left margin, bound in a stiff folder with metal bracket, typed title label on front cover. Report by this THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING TRACK on its new, and at the time novel, plan to film races at the Park for promotional and news purposes, as well as on the expansion of its still photography capabilities. The report goes into detail as to how the Track Organization intends to make the films unique enough that TV stations will want to show them without the Track having to pay for play. Condition: Some wear and staining to covers, including coffee cup rings, droplet stains, soiling, and some edge and corner wear. Internally very nice, the pages and photos are bright, clean, clear, and unmarked. One of a only few, perhaps even a one of a kind report. An interesting, rare item related to the history of Delaware Park. About DELAWARE PARK THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING TRACK (from Wikipedia): ******Delaware Park (also known as DelPark) is an American horse racing track, casino, and golf course in Stanton, Delaware. It is located just outside the city of Wilmington, and about 30 miles from Philadelphia. William DuPont, Jr. a designer of twenty three racing courses, designed and built Delaware Park Racetrack in partnership with Donald P. Ross. Phillip T. Harris of Media, PA., was hired as the architectural engineer. The facility opened on June 26, 1937 and today is the only thoroughbred horse racing track in the state of Delaware. Races are run from May to October. In recent years, near Triple Crown winner Afleet Alex and Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, both won their career debuts at Delaware (Barbaro did it on the grass at 7-1), and the sprint champion mare Xtra Heat was based there. The track is now home to many horses who routinely ship to and win at the major circuits in New York, Florida and Kentucky.******

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  • 1955 Original LEXINGTON, N.C., CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS 1955 Original LEXINGTON, N.C., CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS

    LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, CITY DIRECTORY 1955-1956: Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, Occupants of Office Buildings and Other Business Places Including a Complete Street and Avenue Guide...Numerical Telephone Directory, and a Complete Classified Business Directory. A directory of every resident and business in LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, in 1955. This is the original, vintage directory. Published by the Southern Directory Co., Asheville, North Carolina, 1955. Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards, 6x9.5 inches, 400 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and stamped on the page edges. GOOD CONDITION: The covers are somewhat soiled, worn through at the corner tips, and rubbed, but…

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    LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, CITY DIRECTORY 1955-1956: Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, Occupants of Office Buildings and Other Business Places Including a Complete Street and Avenue Guide...Numerical Telephone Directory, and a Complete Classified Business Directory. A directory of every resident and business in LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, in 1955. This is the original, vintage directory. Published by the Southern Directory Co., Asheville, North Carolina, 1955. Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards, 6x9.5 inches, 400 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and stamped on the page edges. GOOD CONDITION: The covers are somewhat soiled, worn through at the corner tips, and rubbed, but their printing remains bright and these original covers are doing their job well. Internally, the pages remain complete, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice copy. A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1955-1956 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS of LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA.

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