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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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  • GROUP of SIGNED, INSCRIBED and ANNOTATED BOOKS by THREE IMPORTANT NEW ENGLAND WOMEN HISTORIANS & AUTHORS LIVING TOGETHER in a "BOSTON MARRIAGE" -DEERFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS - FRARY HOUSE by C. ALICE BAKER, EMMA L. COLEMAN, and SUSAN M. LANE GROUP of SIGNED, INSCRIBED and ANNOTATED BOOKS by THREE IMPORTANT NEW ENGLAND WOMEN HISTORIANS & AUTHORS LIVING TOGETHER in a "BOSTON MARRIAGE" -DEERFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS - FRARY HOUSE
    C. ALICE BAKER, EMMA L. COLEMAN, and SUSAN M. LANE

    * MRS. PUTNAM'S RECEIPT BOOK AND YOUNG HOUSEKEEPER'S ASSISTANT, by E. Putnam. Published by Phillips, Sampson, Boston, 1858. COOKBOOK with IMPORTANT NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATIONS - Owned by C. ALICE BAKER and her mother C. C. BAKER [Catharine Catlin Baker], with the SIGNATURE of C.C. Baker and a handwritten presentation from her daughter on the Preface page: "from Alice / Feb. 1859". MANY PAGES OF HANDWRITTEN RECIPES ARE LAID-IN THROUGHOUT and TWENTY-TWO PAGES OF HANDWRITTEN RECIPES are on the blank pages at the rear, all (or most) in the hand of C. ALICE BAKER. Hardcover book, 5x7.5 inches, 223 numbered pages. Condition: The covers are stained and soiled but still doing their job. Internally, there is some foxing, toning, and soiling…

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    * MRS. PUTNAM'S RECEIPT BOOK AND YOUNG HOUSEKEEPER'S ASSISTANT, by E. Putnam. Published by Phillips, Sampson, Boston, 1858. COOKBOOK with IMPORTANT NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATIONS - Owned by C. ALICE BAKER and her mother C. C. BAKER [Catharine Catlin Baker], with the SIGNATURE of C.C. Baker and a handwritten presentation from her daughter on the Preface page: "from Alice / Feb. 1859". MANY PAGES OF HANDWRITTEN RECIPES ARE LAID-IN THROUGHOUT and TWENTY-TWO PAGES OF HANDWRITTEN RECIPES are on the blank pages at the rear, all (or most) in the hand of C. ALICE BAKER. Hardcover book, 5x7.5 inches, 223 numbered pages. Condition: The covers are stained and soiled but still doing their job. Internally, there is some foxing, toning, and soiling throughout, otherwise the pages are bright and clear; the handwritten pages are mostly bright and legible but a few have faded away.

    * A SUMMER IN THE AZORES, by C. ALICE BAKER. Presentation copy inscribed by C. Alice Baker: "Mr. and Mrs. Charles (?) / from their friends: / C. ALICE BAKER / SUSAN M. LANE / EMMA L. COLEMAN". In addition the printed dedication page reads: "To S. M. L, my lifelong friend and companion / and E. L. C., to whose affection I owe my Summer In The Azores. / Cambridge, 1882." Published by Lee and Shepard, Boston, 1882. First edition. Hardcover book, 4.5x6 inches, 174 pages. Condition: the rear cover is covered with white spill stains (not affecting inner pages), otherwise the covers are solid and doing their job; internally there is foxing on the first and last few pages, otherwise the pages are tight, bright and clear. A solid, nice copy but for the unfortunate spill on the rear cover. Wonderful association of C. Alice Baker, Summer M. Lane and Emma L. Coleman.

    * TRUE STORIES OF NEW ENGLAND CAPTIVES - CARRIED to CANADA DURING the OLD FRENCH and INDIAN WARS, by C. ALICE BAKER. First Edition. Printed by E.A. Hall, Cambridge, 1897. SIGNED by C. Alice Baker's Uncle, GEORGE SHELDON, and by her Aunt, JENNIE ARMS SHELDON, on the front endpapers. Hardcovers, 7x9 inches, 407 pages. Condition: the covers are worn, scraped and rubbed; internally, there are some annotations in the margins and rear endpapers, the text block is cracked at places but holding well, overall the inner pages are nice, tight, bright and clear.

    * NEW ENGLAND CAPTIVES CARRIED TO CANADA Between 1677 and 1760. By EMMA LEWIS COLEMAN. Two Volume Set. Volume One has a portrait of C. ALICE BAKER and the printed dedication: "In Memory of C. ALICE BAKER". Self-published in Portland, Maine, and printed by the Southowrth Press, 1925. FIRST EDITION. Hardcovers, gilt designs on covers and spine, 6.5x9.5 inches, 438 and 452 pages. Condition: Both volumes are faded at the spine, have a bit of wear at the spine ends, and the covers have a few light stains; internally the binding is split here and there but holding well, otherwise bright, clean and clear. Signature of a previous owner "Louise A. Rawson / July 1926" on a blank prelim along with the bookplate of "Louise Cherry Brooks". LOUISE CHERRY BROOKS was an avid book collector and LIFELONG FRIEND OF ZELDA FITZGERALD.

    * DEERFIELD EPITAPHS in the OLD BURYING-GROUND at DEERFIELD, MASS. Copied by C. ALICE BAKER and EMMA L. COLEMAN. Published by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1924. First Edition. A relevant previous owner's inscription is on the front free endpaper: "Iola M. Marin / August 9, 1926 / Deerfield / Bought at FRARY HOUSE - oldest house in Deerfield..." VERY GOOD condition, some wear to the cover's spine ends and corner tips, pages have light signs of use, overall a solid, bright, clean copy. Laid-in is an unused circa 1910 Real Photo Postcard "RPPC" of the FRARY HOUSE. The photographer is unstated but likely Emma L. Coleman.

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  • PRINCETON NJ MAPS -TWO LARGE FOLIO VOLUMES - SANBORN INSURANCE MAPS OF PRINCETON 1927 and FRANKLIN SURVEY REAL ESTATE ATLAS OF PRINCETON 1930 PRINCETON NJ MAPS -TWO LARGE FOLIO VOLUMES - SANBORN INSURANCE MAPS OF PRINCETON 1927 and FRANKLIN SURVEY REAL ESTATE ATLAS OF PRINCETON 1930

    REAL ESTATE ATLAS of PRINCETON, N.J. Published by FRANKLIN SURVEY COMPANY, Philadelphia, PA, 1930. Hardcovers, large folio volume, 20x25 inches. Contains 4 double-page linen backed, hand colored maps. VERY GOOD condition, some soiling to the covers, otherwise a solid, bright, clean copy. The maps are very nice, my photos do not do them justice.

    SANBORN INSURANCE MAPS of PRINCETON, NJ. Published by SANBORN MAP COMPANY, Pelham, New York, 1927. Hardcovers, large folio volume, 22x25 inches. Front cover disbound but present (i.e. laid on loosely). Contains 24 large, hand-colored maps, printed on both sides of 12 large leaves. The maps are all dated 1927, when this volume was printed, but there are a few later tipped on and pasted on addendums…

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    REAL ESTATE ATLAS of PRINCETON, N.J. Published by FRANKLIN SURVEY COMPANY, Philadelphia, PA, 1930. Hardcovers, large folio volume, 20x25 inches. Contains 4 double-page linen backed, hand colored maps. VERY GOOD condition, some soiling to the covers, otherwise a solid, bright, clean copy. The maps are very nice, my photos do not do them justice.

    SANBORN INSURANCE MAPS of PRINCETON, NJ. Published by SANBORN MAP COMPANY, Pelham, New York, 1927. Hardcovers, large folio volume, 22x25 inches. Front cover disbound but present (i.e. laid on loosely). Contains 24 large, hand-colored maps, printed on both sides of 12 large leaves. The maps are all dated 1927, when this volume was printed, but there are a few later tipped on and pasted on addendums on the Index map (the first map). FAIR condition, the front cover is disbound as noted above and both covers have soiling, scrapes and water stains; internally the maps all have waviness and stiffness, age toning to the margins, and some offsetting here and there, but remain bright, clean and clear. A nice set of these Princeton Sanborn Insurance maps. As in the other volume, my photos do not do the maps justice.

    These maps of Princeton, New Jersey, have become almost impossible to find. I can't find any held copies of the Franklin Survey Real Estate Atlas of Princeton. Princeton University holds some Sanborn Insurance Maps (see"Sanborn Maps of New Jersey: Princeton").

    About SANBORN MAPS (from the Princeton University website):

    ******The Sanborn Map Company is the oldest mapping company in the United States. Founded in 1866, the company created detailed building maps of cities and towns all across the country, primarily for use by insurance companies. These maps also have been used extensively by local government agencies for over a century in conducting their daily operations efficiently. Approximately 12,000 American cities and towns are chronicled in the company's collection of over one million maps. As a result of its history, the name "Sanborn" has become synonymous with this kind of map. Genealogists, local history buffs, city planners, architects, and countless others have been drawn to the quality of detail found in them.******

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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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  • LEWIS HAYDEN EX-SLAVE in Rare 1873 MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PHOTOBOOK LEWIS HAYDEN EX-SLAVE in Rare 1873 MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PHOTOBOOK

    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MASSACHUSETTS 1873.

    Rare Photo Book filled with small photographic portraits of the 1873 Massachusetts House of Representatives. Most notable is it Includes the African-American LEWIS HAYDEN, an ex-slave who escaped with his wife Harriet from Kentucky to Canada, then moved to Boston where he was an abolitionist, and where he and his wife were an important part of the Underground Railroad. The Lewis and Harriet Hayden house is now a National Historic Site on Boston's Black Heritage Trail.

    Original hardcovers, 3/4 leather (spine and corners), gilt page edges, marbled endpapers, 8x8.5 inches oblong, with 12 cardstock leaves (24 pages) with mounted photo plates. Hayden Lewis, representative from Boston, is the only African-American. It was his only term.

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    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MASSACHUSETTS 1873.

    Rare Photo Book filled with small photographic portraits of the 1873 Massachusetts House of Representatives. Most notable is it Includes the African-American LEWIS HAYDEN, an ex-slave who escaped with his wife Harriet from Kentucky to Canada, then moved to Boston where he was an abolitionist, and where he and his wife were an important part of the Underground Railroad. The Lewis and Harriet Hayden house is now a National Historic Site on Boston's Black Heritage Trail.

    Original hardcovers, 3/4 leather (spine and corners), gilt page edges, marbled endpapers, 8x8.5 inches oblong, with 12 cardstock leaves (24 pages) with mounted photo plates. Hayden Lewis, representative from Boston, is the only African-American. It was his only term.

    VERY GOOD condition, rubs and scrapes to the leather spine and corners, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy of this important historic record.

    About LEWIS HAYDEN (extracted from Wikipedia):

    ******Lewis Hayden, b.1811 d.1889, was a slave who had a number of different owners. At one point his first wife and son were purchased by U.S. senator Henry Clay, who sold them to slavers in the deep South. Hayden never saw them again. He later remarried. In 1844 he and his family escaped Kentucky and fled to Canada with the aid of Kentucky abolitionists Delia Webster and Calvin Fairbank, both of whom upon their return were arrested and imprisoned. Hayden later moved to Detroit where he established a school and a church for African Americans, then went to Boston to aid in the abolition movement. In Boston he was an abolitionist lecturer and businessman. He and his wife, Harriet Hayden, were an important part of Boston's Underground Railroad, helping numerous fugitive slaves, often sheltering them at their house.

    In 1873 Lewis Hayden was elected as a Republican representative from Boston to the Massachusetts state legislature. He helped found numerous Black lodges of Freemasons. Located on the north side of Beacon Hill, the Lewis and Harriet Hayden House has been designated a National Historic Site on the Black Heritage Trail in Boston.******

    About the LEWIS AND HARRIET HAYDEN HOUSE (from the National Park Service website):

    ******The Lewis and Harriet Hayden House at 66 Phillips (formerly Southac) Street served as the preeminent Underground Railroad safe house in Boston during the 1850s. In the 1840s, the Haydens escaped slavery in Kentucky and eventually settled in Boston. They lived in this house by 1850, operated it as a boarding house, and turned it into one of the most documented safe houses in the area.******

    PLEASE READ THE FULL LEWIS HAYDEN WIKIPEDIA PAGE and take a look at the many other articles about him and his wife HARRIET HAYDEN to be found on the Internet.

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  • Two Scrapbooks CASSELTON, NORTH DAKOTA Photos Articles Notes Ephemera JEANNIE LA BREE by JEAN (Jeannie) LA BREE Two Scrapbooks CASSELTON, NORTH DAKOTA Photos Articles Notes Ephemera JEANNIE LA BREE
    JEAN (Jeannie) LA BREE

    TWO LARGE SCRAPBOOKS kept by JEAN (Jeannie) LA BREE of CASSELTON, NORTH DAKOTA. 1950s-1980s.

    The scrapbooks consist of two large, 15x13 inch, 3 ring binders with vinyl covers, each with approximately 30 leaves (i.e. 60 pages) that are covered with plastic. Almost every page is filled with glued or tipped in articles, photographs, cards, notes, letters, and other ephemera related to Casselton, North Dakota, and to the life of Jean La Bree from the 1950s through the early 1980s as a High Schooler in Casselton; a college student in Missouri, Miami and New York; an aspiring model and professional dancer in New York; etc.

    One scrapbook contains a lot of pages filled with clipped articles and photographs related to…

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    TWO LARGE SCRAPBOOKS kept by JEAN (Jeannie) LA BREE of CASSELTON, NORTH DAKOTA. 1950s-1980s.

    The scrapbooks consist of two large, 15x13 inch, 3 ring binders with vinyl covers, each with approximately 30 leaves (i.e. 60 pages) that are covered with plastic. Almost every page is filled with glued or tipped in articles, photographs, cards, notes, letters, and other ephemera related to Casselton, North Dakota, and to the life of Jean La Bree from the 1950s through the early 1980s as a High Schooler in Casselton; a college student in Missouri, Miami and New York; an aspiring model and professional dancer in New York; etc.

    One scrapbook contains a lot of pages filled with clipped articles and photographs related to Casselton, North Dakota, where Jean La Bree grew up and where her father was a lawyer; lots of pages filled with travel ephemera; and lots of pages filled with ephemera from New York including modeling photos, dance photos, Hunter College items, a Birdland Jazz Center item, etc. etc. While in New York was Jean La Bree a model, dancer, student at Hunter, a jazz aficionado? The dates range from the 1950s to the early 1980s.

    The other scrapbook has a handwritten title on the spine that says: "JEANNE COLLEGE YEARS: Stephens [Stephens College] Columbia, Missouri; University of Miami; Etc." The first page includes an announcement of Commencement Exercises for the Senior Class of Stephens College. It is dated 1952 and has the signature of Jeannie Claire La Bree. Did she then take her AA degree and go to the University of Miami, then Hunter College (New York)? Looks like she did. Lots of college related ephemera including photographs of fellow students and friends, newspaper clippings (including a number of articles about Panty Raids that turned nasty), programs, banners etc. What's a cloth Confederate Flag doing in here? Hmmm.

    The Scrapbooks are in VERY GOOD condition.

    The 1940 census provides the following information on Jean La Bree - Age: 7; Born: North Dakota, Casselton; Gender: Female; Home in 1940: Casselton, North Dakota; Father Gordon La Bree 39, Mother Olga La Bree 35.

    What happened to Jean Claire La Bree after 1940 is in these two filled scrapbooks. This Casselton, North Dakota, girl who moved on to live an adventurous woman's life is just waiting to be uncovered. By you.

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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.******

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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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  • ARCHIVE of DR. HILDA BAILEY, FIRST WOMAN PEDIATRICIAN in SALISBURY, NC - 8 Volumes of Physician Records / Patient Visits / Narcotic Preparation Registers by Dr. Hilda Bailey ARCHIVE of DR. HILDA BAILEY, FIRST WOMAN PEDIATRICIAN in SALISBURY, NC - 8 Volumes of Physician Records / Patient Visits / Narcotic Preparation Registers
    Dr. Hilda Bailey

    ARCHIVE of DR. HILDA HART BAILEY, the FIRST WOMAN PEDIATRICIAN in SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA.

    (1) FIVE LARGE VOLUMES RECORDING DAILY PATIENT VISITS for the years 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1958. The volumes are titled: THE PHYSICIAN'S DAILY RECORD and are stamped on the front cover with HILDA BAILEY, M.D. Each volume has 365 daily calendar sheets laid out for physicians, with columns for patient names, services rendered, and payment received. Dr. Hilda Bailey listed the full names of all the patients she saw, but only used a simple, usually single letter, code for services rendered. Presumably the patients were mainly children of Salisbury and Rowan County, North Carolina.

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    ARCHIVE of DR. HILDA HART BAILEY, the FIRST WOMAN PEDIATRICIAN in SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA.

    (1) FIVE LARGE VOLUMES RECORDING DAILY PATIENT VISITS for the years 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1958. The volumes are titled: THE PHYSICIAN'S DAILY RECORD and are stamped on the front cover with HILDA BAILEY, M.D. Each volume has 365 daily calendar sheets laid out for physicians, with columns for patient names, services rendered, and payment received. Dr. Hilda Bailey listed the full names of all the patients she saw, but only used a simple, usually single letter, code for services rendered. Presumably the patients were mainly children of Salisbury and Rowan County, North Carolina.

    (2) An Appointment Book for the year 1960. Filled with the full names of patients, with the dates and times of their appointments.

    (3) TWO NORTH CAROLINA POISON & EXEMPT NARCOTIC PREPARATION REGISTERS. One volume is for the year 1957 (and a couple months in late 1956), the other for the years 1961 and 1962. Filled with names/signatures of many people who bought various "exempt" narcotics, along with their address, the preparation purchased, who sold it, and the date sold.

    (4) Hilda Bailey's tax return for 1952. Ten loose pages.

    Condition: The covers of the Narcotic Preparation Registers are soiled and marked, the covers of the five Physician Daily Record volumes have a few marks and scrapes, otherwise all the volumes are in generally solid, GOOD condition, with handwriting that is bright, clear and legible throughout. The tax returns are toned, soiled and worn at the edges.

    A TREASURE TROVE OF NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY, GENEALOGY!

    About DR. HILDA BAILEY (from her Obituary):

    ******Dr. Hilda Hart Bailey, b.1921 d.2018, was the first woman pediatrician in Salisbury, NC. Dr. Bailey owned a private pediatric medical practice in Salisbury for close to 50 years.

    Dr. Bailey attended UNC School of Medicine from 1942-1944. She transferred to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1944, where she received her medical degree in 1946 at the age of 24.

    Dr. Bailey entered the North Carolina university system and its medical school during a time when women students had very limited opportunities in Chapel Hill.

    (Women in the 1940s encountered many barriers when trying to enter medical school. The average quota for women medical students in 1941 was 5 percent nationally. Women gained a foothold in medical schools during the early 1940s because World War II called men to service. The number of hospitals accepting women interns increased by 400% from 105 in 1941 to 463 at the end of 1942. As easily as the barriers were lowered during the war, they were once again raised after the war. In 1945, women physicians were removed from hospital staff to make room for returning male veterans. By the fall of 1946, a full page advertisement appeared in the New York Herald Tribune under the caption: "Doctors Wanted: No Women Need Apply." Nationally, the period from 1949 to approximately 1960 has been called the "era of hostility" for women in medicine.)

    In 1952, during the height of the polio epidemic, Dr. Bailey opened her private pediatric practice in Salisbury. The only other pediatrician in Salisbury at the time, Dr. William Kavanagh, ended his practice soon after Dr. Bailey opened hers.

    Dr. Bailey's dedication to children endeared her to Rowan County families and nursing staff. A hospitalized child received her tireless attention. She was sometimes seen rocking an unhappy hospitalized child, even if the child was not her patient. Every parent of her "children" has at least one Dr. Bailey story, some of them bordering on heroism.******

    (You can read her full obituary online by searching "Dr. Hilda Bailey obituary".)

    PLEASE NOTE: These EIGHT BOOKS weigh approximately 24 pounds packed for shipping. They will be well packed for safe shipping.

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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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  • 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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  • History of UKRAINIANS IN COLORADO Ukrainian-American Bicentennial Publication 1976 by P. Babiak and K. Krupsky, editors History of UKRAINIANS IN COLORADO Ukrainian-American Bicentennial Publication 1976
    P. Babiak and K. Krupsky, editors

    UKRAINIANS IN COLORADO, edited by P. Babiak, in cooperation with K. Krupsky.

    Published by the Ukrainian-American Bicentennial Organization, Denver, Colorado, 1976.

    Paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 63 pages plus 16 unnumbered pages of b&w photographs at the rear.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • INFORMAL ADOPTION in BLACK FAMILIES in LOWNDES and WILCOX COUNTIES, ALABAMA 1975 by Lewis W. Jones INFORMAL ADOPTION in BLACK FAMILIES in LOWNDES and WILCOX COUNTIES, ALABAMA 1975
    Lewis W. Jones

    INFORMAL ADOPTION in BLACK FAMILIES in LOWNDES and WILCOX COUNTIES, ALABAMA. By Lewis W. Jones, Director, Tuskegee Institute Center for Rural Development.

    Published by the Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, under a Grant from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1975.

    Printed paper covers, side stapled with black cloth tape covering the spine and staples, 8.5x11 inches, 51 pages, pages printed on one side only.

    GOOD condition, a few small, light stains, a couple corner creases, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    From the Introduction: "In 1972, forty-eight black children were legally adopted in Alabama. This number by no means accounts for black children who were taken into substitute families. This rearing of children in a substitute family without observance…

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    INFORMAL ADOPTION in BLACK FAMILIES in LOWNDES and WILCOX COUNTIES, ALABAMA. By Lewis W. Jones, Director, Tuskegee Institute Center for Rural Development.

    Published by the Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, under a Grant from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1975.

    Printed paper covers, side stapled with black cloth tape covering the spine and staples, 8.5x11 inches, 51 pages, pages printed on one side only.

    GOOD condition, a few small, light stains, a couple corner creases, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    From the Introduction: "In 1972, forty-eight black children were legally adopted in Alabama. This number by no means accounts for black children who were taken into substitute families. This rearing of children in a substitute family without observance of the prescribed legalities we designate "informal adoption"...It is, of course, difficult to know precisely how many children in what areas are being brought up, and by whom, under such conditions, but there can be no doubt that the number is considerable, in the tens of thousands...It is unlikely that many of the adults and children who have entered into such arrangements are aware of their legal responsibilities and rights...The problem this research considers is that of illuminating the legal, social and cultural contexts in which informal adoption of black children takes place in the rural South..."

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  • 37 SACRAMENTO PLAT MAPS of FREEPORT MANOR, VICTORY ACRES and GOLF COURSE TERRACE by CITY OF SACRAMENTO ASSESSOR'S OFFICE 37 SACRAMENTO PLAT MAPS of FREEPORT MANOR, VICTORY ACRES and GOLF COURSE TERRACE
    CITY OF SACRAMENTO ASSESSOR'S OFFICE

    CITY OF SACRAMENTO ASSESSOR'S MAP BOOK. Book 35, for the neighborhoods of Freeport Manor, Victory Acres, Fuller Town, and Golf Course Terrace.

    Contains 37 Plat Maps, each 11x17 inches. The plats are 2-hole punched at their left side and bound with a metal bracket into flexible brown covers. There is a label on the front cover that states UNIT COPY 35.

    The first two maps are heavily blued but the map and information is still visible with a bit of concentration, a few other maps are starting to turn blue but remain sharp and clear, the rest of the maps are yellow with toning at the margins and are bright, sharp and clear.

    Published by the City of Sacramento Assessor's…

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    CITY OF SACRAMENTO ASSESSOR'S MAP BOOK. Book 35, for the neighborhoods of Freeport Manor, Victory Acres, Fuller Town, and Golf Course Terrace.

    Contains 37 Plat Maps, each 11x17 inches. The plats are 2-hole punched at their left side and bound with a metal bracket into flexible brown covers. There is a label on the front cover that states UNIT COPY 35.

    The first two maps are heavily blued but the map and information is still visible with a bit of concentration, a few other maps are starting to turn blue but remain sharp and clear, the rest of the maps are yellow with toning at the margins and are bright, sharp and clear.

    Published by the City of Sacramento Assessor's Office. There is a small date at the bottom of a few maps with the date "8-72" and one with the date "8-71", so I would assume these maps are mostly from August 1972.

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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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  • 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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  • Genealogy HANNES EBY DEATH AND BURIAL RECORD : LIFE and DEATH in OLD WARWICK TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pennsylvania 1806-1845 by Carolyn C. Wegner and Denise Witwer Lahr Genealogy HANNES EBY DEATH AND BURIAL RECORD : LIFE and DEATH in OLD WARWICK TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pennsylvania 1806-1845
    Carolyn C. Wegner and Denise Witwer Lahr

    HANNES EBY DEATH AND BURIAL RECORD : Life and Death in Old Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1806-1845. By Carolyn C. Wenger. Annotated by Denise Witwer Lahr.

    Published by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2012. ISBN 10: 1884732089 ISBN 13: 9781884732089.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11 inches, 272 pages.

    From the back cover: "Well over one hundred surnames, many of them listed at right, appear in the HANNES EBY DEATH and BURIAL RECORD. Spanning nearly four decades, this listing of deaths and burials of relatives, friends, and acquaintances in old Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a treasure trove for historians interested in the early nineteenth century."

    AS NEW condition, still in shrinkwrap!

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  • HEXES and HEATHER : GENEALOGY Related to CANADA Families STONER Johnson RITTENHOUSE & More by Gladys Rittenhouse Johnson Stoner HEXES and HEATHER : GENEALOGY Related to CANADA Families STONER Johnson RITTENHOUSE & More
    Gladys Rittenhouse Johnson Stoner

    HEXES AND HEATHER, by Gladys (Rittenhouse Johnson) Stoner.

    From the Foreword: "This book has been written so that our children and those who follow after may know something of our ancestry...Our fathers' people, Johnsons, Sinclairs, Gordons, Forfars and Thomsons were Scotch, our mothers' people, Rittenhouse, Honsbergers, Funks, Gaymans, etc. were Pennsylvania Dutch, as were also my husband's people..."

    Genealogies of families related to the author Gladys Rittenhouse Johnson Stoner. Most seem to be finally settled around Ontario, Canada, and some nearby Provinces and American states.

    Self Published, [Ontario, Canada], revised second printing 1982 (first printing 1973).

    Hardcovers, red cloth covered boards, gilt lettering on the spine, 8.5x11 inches, 211 pages. Illustrated with some b&w photographs.

    NEAR FINE condition, there are…

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    HEXES AND HEATHER, by Gladys (Rittenhouse Johnson) Stoner.

    From the Foreword: "This book has been written so that our children and those who follow after may know something of our ancestry...Our fathers' people, Johnsons, Sinclairs, Gordons, Forfars and Thomsons were Scotch, our mothers' people, Rittenhouse, Honsbergers, Funks, Gaymans, etc. were Pennsylvania Dutch, as were also my husband's people..."

    Genealogies of families related to the author Gladys Rittenhouse Johnson Stoner. Most seem to be finally settled around Ontario, Canada, and some nearby Provinces and American states.

    Self Published, [Ontario, Canada], revised second printing 1982 (first printing 1973).

    Hardcovers, red cloth covered boards, gilt lettering on the spine, 8.5x11 inches, 211 pages. Illustrated with some b&w photographs.

    NEAR FINE condition, there are a few handwritten corrections to the text presumably by the author, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy.

    SCARCE, the only copy I could find is held at the Ontario Genealogical Society.

    INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: This book 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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  • 24 Issues 1903-1904 MONATSBLÄTTER AUS BETHEL COLLEGE, KANSAS (Monthly Journal of Bethel College, Kansas) TEXT in GERMAN FRAKTUR 24 Issues 1903-1904 MONATSBLÄTTER AUS BETHEL COLLEGE, KANSAS (Monthly Journal of Bethel College, Kansas) TEXT in GERMAN FRAKTUR

    MONATSBLÄTTER AUS BETHEL COLLEGE, KANSAS. (Deutsche Ausgabe des Schul und College Journals / German Edition of the Monthly School and College Journal). Two Volumes / 24 Issues bound in hardcovers.

    Volume VIII, Numbers 1-12, 1903, and Volume IX, Numbers 1-12, 1904, bound in this one book. TEXT in GERMAN FRAKTUR. Published by Bethel College, Newton, Kansas, 1903-1904.

    Hardcovers, black cloth covered spine and marbled paper covered boards, paper handwritten title label on spine, marbled page edges, 6.5x9.5 inches. Pagination: Volume VIII, 12 Issues, 144 + [2] pages; Volume IX, 12 Issues, 192 + [2] pages.

    FAIR condition, the covers have some rubs and scrapes, especially along the edges, but are solid and doing their job well; the top page edges…

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    MONATSBLÄTTER AUS BETHEL COLLEGE, KANSAS. (Deutsche Ausgabe des Schul und College Journals / German Edition of the Monthly School and College Journal). Two Volumes / 24 Issues bound in hardcovers.

    Volume VIII, Numbers 1-12, 1903, and Volume IX, Numbers 1-12, 1904, bound in this one book. TEXT in GERMAN FRAKTUR. Published by Bethel College, Newton, Kansas, 1903-1904.

    Hardcovers, black cloth covered spine and marbled paper covered boards, paper handwritten title label on spine, marbled page edges, 6.5x9.5 inches. Pagination: Volume VIII, 12 Issues, 144 + [2] pages; Volume IX, 12 Issues, 192 + [2] pages.

    FAIR condition, the covers have some rubs and scrapes, especially along the edges, but are solid and doing their job well; the top page edges (page edges of the closed book) have darkened; internally, there is a vertical crease down the middle of the issues from handling; the binding is split at a number of places where the book was over-opened, but the pages are holding; the pages are lightly toned with age and there is some foxing here and there; deaccessioned from the "Mennonite Historical Library, Harleysville, Pennsylvania", as stamped on the front and rear free endpapers, and the bottom margin of the first issue, (there is also the handwritten word "dup." at the top of the front free endpaper, denoting this copy as a duplicate); there is an early previous owner's signature at the top of the front free endpaper; otherwise the issues are complete, bright, clean, and unmarked.

    This bound collection of 24 complete issues from 1903-1904, printed in the German Fraktur of the Mennonites / Anabaptists. A rare and historic look at Bethel College, Kansas.

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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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