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War Fund Committee of the City of Brooklyn - broadside/circular letter regarding a Medal., American Civil War
1 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. 
Price: 125.00 CAD 62.50 CAD 
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The Will-to-Lynch., Bourne (Randolph) [published anonymously].
2 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. 
Price: 125.00 CAD 62.50 CAD 
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The Last Campfire., Chase (J. Smeaton)
3 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. 
Price: 25.00 CAD 12.50 CAD 
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4 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. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
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Our Land and Land Policy, National and State., George (Henry)
5 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 75.00 CAD 
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Huntington Will Babble. (Colton Letter, 555 and 116.), Huntington (Collis Potter) [Central Pacific Railroad].
6 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. 
Price: 50.00 CAD 25.00 CAD 
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7 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 17.50 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.
8 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 37.50 CAD 
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The History of the Town of Lyndeborough New Hampshire. Published by the Town., Lyndeborough
9 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 22.50 CAD 
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The Monthly Croaker., Monthly Croaker - Delhi, NY.
10 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. 
Price: 100.00 CAD 50.00 CAD 
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Catalogue of The New-Hampshire Alpha of the BK [Phi Beta Kappa]. Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1874., New Hampshire Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College, 1874.
11 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. 
Price: 50.00 CAD 25.00 CAD 
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12 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. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
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The Art of Oratory: A Handbook of Instruction for Beginners in the Art of Public Speaking and Reading., Ohio Imprint.
13 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. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
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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.
14 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. 
Price: 50.00 CAD 25.00 CAD 
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15 World Ports. [Portland, Maine]. World Ports. June, 1931. Volume XIX - Number Eight.

New Orleans: American Association of Port Authorities, 1931. Pictorial wrappers. Paginated 873 - 968. Some chipping to spine ends, ink stamp on upper front wrapper, very good. This is an issue of the Monthly Bulletin of The American Association of Port Authorities, Association of Pacific and Far East Ports, Society of Terminal Engineers, and American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. This issue focuses on Portland, Maine. Articles on planning, tidewater facilities, electric trucks, etc. Some historical content on Portland Harbor. Maps, charts, photographic illustrations. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
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