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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
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A Strike Made By Boyce's Big Weeklies. The Saturday Blade. The Chicago Ledger. The Chicago World., Boyce (W.D.) [Compiled by Fred E. Pond, 'Will Wildwood'.]
2 Boyce (W.D.) [Compiled by Fred E. Pond, 'Will Wildwood'.] A Strike Made By Boyce's Big Weeklies. The Saturday Blade. The Chicago Ledger. The Chicago World.
Chicago: Boyce, 1894. First edition. 
Brown pictorial cloth, front cover designed in blue and gray, lettered in gilt. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, and many illustrations throughout, some full-page. Tear in one page margin, cloth a bit darkened at edges, some discoloration to spine, but a clean very good copy. This edition bears a colophon: "This Edition is Printed Specially For My Friends" with Boyce's printed signature. There exists a special numbered edition of 1000 copies with different illustrations. At the rear are reproductions of, and ads for, three Chicago newspaper's with which Boyce was associated: The Saturday Blade, The Chicago Ledger, and The Chicago World. A collection of outdoor stories of fishing, hunting and whatnot. 
Price: 75.00 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
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Authors and Writers Associated with Morristown. With a Chapter on Historic Morristown .... Second Edition., Colles (Julia Keese)
4 Colles (Julia Keese) Authors and Writers Associated with Morristown. With a Chapter on Historic Morristown .... Second Edition.
Morristown, N.J.: Vogt Bros., (1895). Second Edition. 
Blue cloth designed and lettered in gilt. Olive end papers. Frontispiece & several illustrations. Nicks to upper edge of cloth, a bit of rubbing, generally a clean very good copy. The first edition appeared in 1893; this second edition is revised and expanded, with more illustrations. Biographical writings and samples from the works of many writers associated with Morristown. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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5 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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Our Land and Land Policy, National and State., George (Henry)
6 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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Concepcion de Arguello (Presidio de San Francisco, 1806). [Prospectus]., Harte (Bret)
7 Harte (Bret) Concepcion de Arguello (Presidio de San Francisco, 1806). [Prospectus].
San Francisco: Russell, 1926. 
Stiff 2-tone decorative wrappers designed and lettered in red. A little edge wear, sunning to fore-edge, a very good copy. "With Typographical Specimen Pages of the Report of Count Rezanov of His Voyage to Nueva California in 1806". 16pp., some specimen pages from this private press book, published by Russell in 1927: Langsdorff's Narrative of the Rezanov Voyage to Nueva California in 1806. The cover title includes: The Romance of Hispanic California. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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Confederate Operations in Canada and New York. Illustrated by Portraits., Headley (John W.)
8 Headley (John W.) Confederate Operations in Canada and New York. Illustrated by Portraits.
NY & Washington: Neale, 1906. First edition. 
Original buff cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Frontispiece and 15 inserted plates. Top edge gilt. This copy ex-library from the Legislative Library, Ontario, with many small ink stamps to that effect on title, page margins and page edges. Red discarded stamps from the same library are on the front cover and end papers. Old library card tipped to rear end paper. Cloth is eroded at edges, some wear to spine ends, very good otherwise. A marked-up, but sound and internally clean copy of an uncommon book. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Huntington Will Babble. (Colton Letter, 555 and 116.), Huntington (Collis Potter) [Central Pacific Railroad].
9 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
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10 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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This is Abraham Lincoln., Lincoln (Abraham) - (Meserve photograph stamps)
11 Lincoln (Abraham) - (Meserve photograph stamps) This is Abraham Lincoln.
Chicago: Historic Prints & Poster Stamps, 1941. 
Pictorial self-wrappers, stapled. 20pp. Sheet of 30 adhesive stamps laid in. Tiny tear at the base of the spine, one stamp a bit damaged from sticking to an adjacent one, fine otherwise. In the original envelope from Lincoln Memorial Univeristy (postage removed), and accompanied by the cover letter from the Lincoln Memorial University, dated 1941. The stamps reproduce the Meserve photographs of Lincoln. 
Price: 45.00 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 Monthly Croaker., Monthly Croaker - Delhi, NY.
13 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
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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.
14 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
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15 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
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The Art of Oratory: A Handbook of Instruction for Beginners in the Art of Public Speaking and Reading., Ohio Imprint.
16 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
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The Young Men's Republican League of Cuyahoga County., Republican League
17 Republican League The Young Men's Republican League of Cuyahoga County.
Cleveland: Simmons & Glenn, [c.1910] 
A small 4pg. booklet in self-wrappers. Some wear to the spine, one crease, very good condition. This is addressed "To The Young Republican Voters of Cuyahoga County" and the text is basically a recruitment for this organization. They propose to merge what was formerly the "First Voters" Club into the Young Men's Republican League. Dues would be One Dollar per year. The rear contains a list of officers, the President being Herman W. Grannis. Scarce - no copy recorded anywhere that we can locate. 
Price: 50.00 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.
18 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
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Family Rhymes and Nonsense., White (Mabel Willington) and her sisters. [Descendants of Roger Sherman].
19 White (Mabel Willington) and her sisters. [Descendants of Roger Sherman]. Family Rhymes and Nonsense.
[np: 1910]. 
Green cloth, title in gilt on the front cover. 34pp. Two inserted photographic plates. Some spotting of cloth, yellowing of front end papers, but a nice copy. Verses by the four White sisters: Frances Eaton White (Daisy), Mabel Willington, Elizabeth Selden (Lil), and Susan Sherman. A short preface explains the origins and preservation of these writings, and gives some family details. The two photographic illustrations are of the Old Roger Sherman House in Chapel Street, New Haven, and another house on Trumbull Street. Laid in is a TLS from one of the White sisters, Mabel W. Stimson [she married Henry L. Stimson], dated Huntington, Long Island 1952, regarding the death of an old friend. The White sisters were great-great-granddaughters of Roger Sherman, one of the Founding Fathers. This book is rare; no copy in WorldCat or any other reference that we can locate. 
Price: 375.00 CAD
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The Washington Chair, Presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Benjamin R. Winthrop, Esq., of New York., Winthrop (Benjamin R.) [Washington Chair].
20 Winthrop (Benjamin R.) [Washington Chair]. The Washington Chair, Presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Benjamin R. Winthrop, Esq., of New York.
[Boston, 1856?]. 
Original decorative light green wrappers, sewn. 12pp. One inserted plate, an engraving of the chair. Faint wear to tips, a very nice copy. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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