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A Funeral Elegy, Occasioned by the Tragedy, At Salem near Boston, on Thursday Afternoon, the Seventeenth of June, 1773, : at which Time the Ten following Persons, Seven Women, and Three Men, were drowned, having been out on a Party of Pleasure ..., American Broadside.
1 American Broadside. A Funeral Elegy, Occasioned by the Tragedy, At Salem near Boston, on Thursday Afternoon, the Seventeenth of June, 1773, : at which Time the Ten following Persons, Seven Women, and Three Men, were drowned, having been out on a Party of Pleasure ...
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Salem, Mass.: Ladies' Centennial Committee, 1875. A broadside, one sheet measuring 12.5 X 18.5 inches. Folded once, in half, some splitting along the fold, and some chipping to the margins. Very brittle and fragile. Affixed to the remains of a backing paper at the top edge, secured there by a pasted strip of paper. A verse in fifteen numbered stanzas, with cuts of ten initialed coffins at head; first line: "Awake, my muse, and tune the song." A lengthy note following the elegy is signed: "A Friend to the Deceased." The colophon at the bottom reads: "Copied from a broadside in possession of Geo. R. Curwen, Esq., and printed to be sold at an Exhibition of Antique Relics, &c., held by the Ladies' Centennial Committee, of Salem, Mass., Dec. 15, 1875." This is a facsimile reprint of: [Boston] : Printed and sold by E. Russell, next the cornfield, Union Street, near the market. (Pr. 3 cop.), [1773] (Bristol B3565). 
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War Fund Committee of the City of Brooklyn - broadside/circular letter regarding a Medal., American Civil War
2 American Civil War War Fund Committee of the City of Brooklyn - broadside/circular letter regarding a Medal.
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Brooklyn, NY, July, 1863. One sheet, 8.5 x 10.75 inches, printed on one side. Tattered at edges, some loss to blank margins. A small embossed stamp in the lower corner is a figure of a ship. This is a letter to commanders of the Union forces, describing a Medal which is being prepared, which may be awarded to members of the military who are residents of Brooklyn of Kings County, or who are serving in a regiment from Kings County. "The Medal is to be of silver, about the size of the Crimean and Indian Medals furnished by the British Government. The device is an Eagle defending the Union (represented by the American Shield) against the Serpent Secession ...." The text describes who is eligible to receive the medal, and how many copies are to be awarded to the various services of the Army & Navy. The final note at the bottom is: "Please have the contents of this known to all Kings County men in your command." This may have been posted for viewing by members of the armed forces. 
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A Yankee Song., Bangs (Edward). American broadside.
3 Bangs (Edward). American broadside. A Yankee Song.
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Salem, Mass.: Ladies' Centennial Committee, 1875. A broadside, one sheet measuring about 8.5 X 13 inches. Three cuts of a sailing ship at the top, text in two columns. The song is in fifteen stanzas, first line: "Father and I went down to camp...". [This version of Yankee Doodle is attributed to Edward Bangs by S. Foster Damon.] The colophon at the bottom states: "The above fac-simile of a rare copy of the original, now in the possession of Geo. R. Curwen, Esq., is printed to be sold at an Exhibition of Antique Relics, &c., held by the Ladies' Centennial Committee of Salem, Mass., Dec. 15, 1875." A facsimile reprint of: [Salem, Mass.] : Printed [by Thomas C. Cushing] and sold [by William Carlton] at the Bible and Heart. [1793] (Evans 25139). Trimmed a bit close but no text is affected; some chipping to lower edge and a few tears in margins. Pasted to a partial backing paper along the left edge, secured by a glued-on strip of paper. 
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The Will-to-Lynch., Bourne (Randolph) [published anonymously].
4 Bourne (Randolph) [published anonymously]. The Will-to-Lynch.
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[np/nd - New Republic, 1916?]. A 4-page booklet headed "From The New Republic". A single leaf, once folded. Text on all 4 pages. No author's name or colophon. We find a reference in Scruggs: Jean Toomer and the Terrors of American History (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998): 'Bourne had also dealt briefly with American Rare Relations in a piece for The New Republic, "The Will-to-Lynch," published in October [14] 1916.' A comparison with the issue of October 14, 1916 shows that this is a different setting of type, so not an off-print; the text appears identical otherwise. The piece was published anonymously in the magazine. Very scarce. 
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The Last Campfire., Chase (J. Smeaton)
5 Chase (J. Smeaton) The Last Campfire.

[Berkeley]: Printed by Nancy Menken at the South Hall Press, Winter, 1975. A single leaf, 8 x 11 inches, cream stock printed in black. Fine condition. A small broadside printing of a short prose passage by Chase, chronicler of the California wilderness, who died in 1923. 
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6 Falconer (Eric A., XNCH) The Story Of E Clampus Vitus.

[California?], 1960. An 8-page booklet, stapled. Veritcal crease, otherwise very good. A short anecdotal history of this august organization, written in a humorous and peculiar style. Reference is made to the bibulous beginnings of the group, but the author notes that in its modern incarnation it is less of a drinking society, and more of a historical one. 
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7 Falconer (Eric A., XNCH) The Story Of E Clampus Vitus.

[California?], 1960. An 8-page booklet, stapled. Some creases, otherwise very good. A short anecdotal history of this august organization, written in a humorous and peculiar style. Reference is made to the bibulous beginnings of the group, but the author notes that in its modern incarnation it is less of a drinking society, and more of a historical one. 
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8 French Spoliation Claims. A small group of documents & letters from 1899 relating to French Spoliation: the capture of the Sloop Mary in 1798.

This takes the form of a 4-pg booklet detailing the dispersals of monies by an attorney, John C. Hollister, of New Haven. It has the sum ($34.62) filled in, and is signed by Hollister. Also included is a printed receipt which was to be returned to Hollister, and a 2-page ALS dated Dec. 1st, 1899, from the recipient (Mrs. Maimie E. Miller) to a Mr. Hunt, who had participated in organizing the payments, thanking him (never sent). Also there is an autograph receipt, copying the text of the printed one sent by Hollister. In the original envelope from Hollister, postdated New Haven, July 24, 1899, postage intact. An interesting package, showing how the French Spoliation claims were settled many years later; this one relates to the Sloop Mary, and claims paid to the heirs and next of kin of Frederick Hunt, for "damage sustained by capture of the Sloop Mary by French privateers ...." 
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Our Land and Land Policy, National and State., George (Henry)
9 George (Henry) Our Land and Land Policy, National and State.
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[San Francisco, 1871]. First edition. A disbound copy, lacking the outer wrappers, and also lacking the map. Remains of binding clinging to the spine, some heavy foxing/yellow staining to the first few leaves, moderate edge wear, very good otherwise. A crippled copy of a significant work, Henry George's scarce first book. Howes G105. 
Price: 150.00 CAD
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10 Huntington (Collis Potter) [Central Pacific Railroad]. Huntington Will Babble. (Colton Letter, 555 and 116.)
[NY: 1876]? 
A single sheet leaflet measuring 14 x 21.5 cm. Printed in red & black. Fine condition. Prints extracts from two letters dated May 1, 1875 and Jan. 29, 1876, from C.P. Huntington to [David Douty] Colton, relating to John King Luttrell and an upcoming election. This relates to political corruption in California; Huntington was one of the "Big Four" who financed and built the Central Pacific Railroad. Scarce, WorldCat records only two copies in institutions. 
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11 J[acobson] (Commancer) Sketches from the Spanish-American War. By Commander J...... Translated from the German. Office of Naval Intelligence.

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899. Original brown printed wrappers. 38 pages. Office of Naval Intelligence. War Notes No. III. Information From Abroad. Some chipping along spine, small sticker on front cover, a clean very good copy otherwise. Several maps and illustrations throughout. A second part was separately published, but is not present here. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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An Extravaganza. The Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Most Learned Dragon Faculty., Love (Hugh) and Jewel Alexander and Herbert T. Moore.
12 Love (Hugh) and Jewel Alexander and Herbert T. Moore. An Extravaganza. The Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Most Learned Dragon Faculty.

University of California, [1902]. A single leaf 10 x 26 inches, once folded to make a booklet hinged at the top. Cover in color, with the University of California crest in gold. A page of text, and one of Dramatis Personae; the back cover is a stylized monogram. Short tears to edges, splitting horizontally across the middle, but still intact. The program for the 1902 festivities, the granting of diplomas. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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The History of the Town of Lyndeborough New Hampshire. Published by the Town., Lyndeborough
13 Lyndeborough The History of the Town of Lyndeborough New Hampshire. Published by the Town.
(Milford, N.H.: Cabinet Press, 1958). 
Red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Folding map frontispiece, many illustrations. Light shelf wear to edges, a clean very good copy. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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The Monthly Croaker., Monthly Croaker - Delhi, NY.
14 Monthly Croaker - Delhi, NY. The Monthly Croaker.
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Delhi, NY: J.F. Vandercook Jr., 1889-1891. Small illustrated wrappers, sewn. Most issues are 8 pages. This is a selection of 18 issues (two are duplicates), including numbers: 20, 31-44 inclusive, and duplicates of issues 40 & 41. The issues 37-44 are bound together, pasted at the spines, into one group. Condition is very good, many issues have the owner's name (Mr. O.W. Smith) written across the top of the front wrapper. Issue #31 contains a separate supplement, pinned to the inner rear wrapper. Issue #20 is only 4 pages, and may just be an advertising leaflet. The Monthly Croaker was started in 1887. A slight paper, filled with aphorisms and some local tidbits. Very scarce. 
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Oregon: Its Resources, Climate, People, and Productions., Moseley (H.N.)
15 Moseley (H.N.) Oregon: Its Resources, Climate, People, and Productions.
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London: Edward Stanford, 1878. First edition. Small 8vo. Green cloth, front cover lettered in gilt. Pale yellow coated end papers. Folding color map of Oregon as a frontispiece. Modest shelf wear, a bright very good copy. 
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16 New Hampshire Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College, 1874. Catalogue of The New-Hampshire Alpha of the BK [Phi Beta Kappa]. Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1874.
Hanover: Printed at the Dartmouth Press, 1874. 
Original white wrappers, title in black on front cover. [74]pp. Slight damage to upper spine, fine otherwise. The membership list extends from 1787 through 1874. The list or Orators and Poets includes Oliver W. Holmes. 
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17 Niebaum (Gustave) -translator. The Discoveries of the Norsemen on the Northeast Coast of America. Their Attempt at Colonization. Translated by Gustave Niebaum.

San Francisco: F.F. Partridge Print, 1910. Pale yellow wrappers printed in black. Paginated [49] through [82]. This is an offprint from the Transactions and Proceedings of The Royal Geographical Society of the Pacific. Vol. VI, Part II. Series II. One bruise to the lower back cover, but a fine copy. 
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The Art of Oratory: A Handbook of Instruction for Beginners in the Art of Public Speaking and Reading., Ohio Imprint.
18 Ohio Imprint. The Art of Oratory: A Handbook of Instruction for Beginners in the Art of Public Speaking and Reading.
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Mallet Creek, O.: J.R. Holcomb & Co., 1878. 40 pages. Original salmon printed wrappers. Some edge wear, wrappers spotted, about very good. Some pencil notes within. A scarce Ohio imprint. 
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19 Reichard (Gladys A.) Navaho Religion. A Study of Symbolism.
(NY): Pantheon Books, (1950). Bollingen Series XVIII. 
Two volumes. Blue cloth, black cloth spines lettered in gilt. Illustrated, some folding plates. Light wear & slight soiling of cloth; a very good set. A fairly heavy set which will incur extra postage charges. 
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Reading For The Army. U.S. Military Post Library Association. Founded, A.D., 1861. Annual Report 1873 - '74., U.S. Military Library Association.
20 U.S. Military Library Association. Reading For The Army. U.S. Military Post Library Association. Founded, A.D., 1861. Annual Report 1873 - '74.

NY: Headquarters of the Association, 1874. Yellow printed wrappers, sewn. 48pp. Folding table at front. Light chipping to edges, short tears in a few margins, upper cover detached, a nice clean copy. 
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