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Africa in Soviet Studies: Annual 1969.
1 Africa in Soviet Studies: Annual 1969.
Moscow Nauka 1971 Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
1969 Annual from the USSR Academy of Sciences Africa Institute. Covers are soiled and edge worn. An owner's name is on the end paper and the title page. Toning to the interior. Otherwise clean and tight. 261 pages. 
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2 AN ACT TO RESTRAIN AND REGULATE THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS, AND TO PROHIBIT AND SUPPRESS DRINKING HOUSES AND TIPPLING SHOPS.
Augusta [Maine] Fuller & Fuller, printers 1856 Softcover Near fine. Softcover 
Pamphlet (5 1/4" x 8 3/8"), stitched as issued. 10, [2]pp. Original tan-colored, printed paper wrappers. In an effort to regulate alcohol, the Maine legislature passed an act that would require local liquor "manufacturers" to post a $1,000 bond. Retailers would be required to post a $400 bond. The act also gave local towns, cities and plantations powers to limit the number of liquor retailers in their areas. There were exceptions, however, relating to medications and to alcohol imported from abroad. 
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3 Annual Report of the City of Ansonia Connecticut ; For the year ending October 14 1927
Ansonia Emerson Brothers Softbound Good Softbound 
Covers spotted, edges worn. Interior tight and clean. 160 pp. 8vo. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Appeal to Reason.
4 Appeal to Reason.
Chicago Workers Press 1980 Softcover Good Softcover 
Journal of Marxist Theory. Volume 6 No. 1. Summer 1980. Yellowed. Clean, tight. 95 pp. 
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Bail and Summons: 1965.
5 Bail and Summons: 1965.
Washington DC National Conference on Bail and Criminal Justice 1966 Hardcover Very Good/no DJ Hardcover 
Proceedings of the Institute on the Operation of Pretrial Release Projects New York City October 1965 and Proceedings of Justice Conference on Bail and Remands in Custody London November 1965. Cloth is lightly soiled. Interior clean and tight. 262 pages. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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6 Charter and Ordinances of the City of New Haven 1883.
New Haven Hogson and Robinson 1883 Hardcover Good Hardcover 
Brown cloth worn, faded. Foxing. Tight and clean. 
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CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF OLD COLONY DIVISION, NO. 178, SONS OF TEMPERANCE, SOUTH WEYMOUTH.
7 CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF OLD COLONY DIVISION, NO. 178, SONS OF TEMPERANCE, SOUTH WEYMOUTH.
Boston Stacy and Richardson, printers 1860 Softcover Good Softcover 
Pamphlet (approximately 3 3/4" x 6 1/2"), stitched as issued. 24pp. Original printed paper wrappers. In addition to the constitution and by-laws of this temperance society, this pamphlet also includes the "Rules for the Admission of Ladies" and the rules of order for normal business meetings. Uncommon. Not listed in Worldcat. Moderate soiling to wrappers with corners dog-eared. A good + copy. 
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8 CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA ADOPTED IN CONVENTION AT THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS July 23, 1879 ; With amendments approved and ratified by the people on the 22nd day of April, 1884...
Baton Rouge 1884 Hardcover Fair Hardcover 
Full leather. Boards taped to spine, leather missing form spine. Boards bumped, edgeworn. Toning, else interior clean. 195 pp. 
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9 Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention 1917-1918 ; Vol III Chapters XVII to LXI
Boston Wright and Potter 1920 Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
Brown cloth faded, edgeworn. Some splits in spine but tight and clean.1352 pp. 
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10 DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES ADOPTED BY THE DEMOCRACY OF THE UNITED STATES REPRESENTED IN NATIONAL CONVENTION AT ST. LOUIS, JUNE 28, 1876.
Very good 
One leaf, folded once into 4 printed pages with each page approximately 6 5/8" x 10 1/4". The Democratic Party issued this leaflet during the 1876 Presidential campaign, declaring the "administration of the Federal Government to be in urgent need of immediate Reform" after 11 years of Republican control following the Civil War. It alleged corruption, self dealing, and misguided policies on immigration, taxation, and currency matters. A few tiny chips along the edges with no effect on text. 
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11 Documents of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York, 1915 ; Begun and held at the capitol in the City of Albany Tuesday the 6th day of April
Albany J. B. Lyon Co., Printers 1915 Hardcover Good/no DJ Hardcover 
Green cloth edgeworn, hinge cracked but attached. Foxing to endpapers, some toning. 54 documents. 
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FIRST REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR SUPPRESSING INTEMPERANCE AND OTHER VICES. NORWICH, JUNE 21, 1847.
12 FIRST REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR SUPPRESSING INTEMPERANCE AND OTHER VICES. NORWICH, JUNE 21, 1847.
[n.p. n.p.] 1847 Softcover Good Softcover 
Pamphlet (approximately 5" x 7 7/8"), stitched as issued. 16pp. Original light green printed paper wrappers. A group of clergymen and lay persons in Norwich, Connecticut formed an association in 1847 to battle drunkenness. The group drafted a constitution and a pledge to use their influence to "cause the due execution of all laws for suppressing dram shops and other kindred establishments. . . " By June of 1847, the Association had managed to garner over 600 signatures of those willing to take the pledge. This pamphlet, which does not appear in OCLC, sets out the organizational structure of the association, expands on its arguments against "rumsellers" and owners of gambling houses, and lists the over 600 names of those who had taken the pledge. Scarce. A few stains and crease marks with 5 small numbers in red ink at the top left hand corner of front wrapper. Right lower corners dog eared. A good copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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13 HIGH ON EXTRAORDINARY LEGAL REMEDIES.
Chicago Callaghan & Co. [circa 1874] Very good 
Law book circular advertising the publication of a legal treatise by James L. High. One single leaf of tan paper, folded into 4 pages. Each page approximately 8 1/2" x 11". Callaghan & Co. , a publisher and bookseller of law books, announced the publication of James High's, A Treatise of the Law of Extraordinary Legal Remedies, Embracing Mandamus Quo Warranto, and Prohibition. The first page is used to describe the book, the second and third pages contain excerpts of reviews of High's previous and current work, and the fourth page contains advertisements for two other titles by the publisher. An interesting example of law book advertising in the late 19th century. Crease marks from folding but otherwise clean and fully intact. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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HISTORY. WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM. U.S. SECTION. 1915 - 1937.
14 HISTORY. WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM. U.S. SECTION. 1915 - 1937.
Washington, D.C. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom n.d. [circa 1937] Softcover Very good Softcover 
Leaflet, folded twice. 6 pp (6 1/4" x 9 1/2" per page). Includes two illustrations: a portrait of Jane Addams and a 1935 photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt, Jane Addams and Hannah Clothier Hull. This leaflet gives a succinct history of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, beginning with Jane Addams' formation of the Women's Peace Party in 1915 during World War I and ending with the League's efforts to advocate neutrality during the period before World War II. One small crease at upper right hand corner of first page. Otherwise, a clean and bright copy. 
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John McElhone, Banker, Ellenville, Ulster County, N.Y. - flyer and handwritten note.
15 John McElhone, Banker, Ellenville, Ulster County, N.Y. - flyer and handwritten note.
Very good 
5" by 8" flyer advertising his services: Buys and sells Government and other Bonds. Makes Collections on all parts of the United States. Pays Interest on Deposits. Sells Drafts on New York. Issues Certificates of Deposit bearing interest, payable on demand. On the reverse is a handwritten note, describing a bounty-related claim that he has prosecuted and asking the addressee what his interest was in the case: "Why your anxiety?" Appears to be dated 1869. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Journal of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Richmond, On Monday the Sixth Day of December, in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty One.
Richmond John Warrock 1841 Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
Quarter leather, marbled boards. Some foxing. Else clean, tight. 294, 4, 7, 44, 12, 12, 30pp. Journal plus various documents and amendments bound in. Index. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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17 JUGEMENT, CONFESSION ET EXECUTION DU DEMON ABATTAGEUR JOSEPH LAPAGE ; "Qui Attrappait Deux Jeunes et Belles Dames. Mes'dlles Ball et Langmaid, Sur Leur Chemin a L'Ecole, Et les Torturait a Mort d'une Maniere la Plus Horrible. Sa Confession Entiere, Contenant des Details Nouveaux et Singuliers. Ce Qu'il Disait sa Femme."
Chicago Chas. J. Heck 1889 Softcover Very good Softcover 
8vo. 64pp. including 4 woodcut plates. Original pictorial yellow-paper wrappersThis is an account of a grisly murder of a teen-age girl in New Hampshire, committed by Joesph Lapage. Lapage was tried, convicted and executed for the crime. This popular rendering of the trial and the circumstance surrounding the crime is written in French and was presumably aimed at the French-Canadian community. Scarce. Qui Attrappait Deux Jeunes et Belles Dames. Mes'dlles Ball et Langmaid, Sur Leur Chemin a L'Ecole, Et les Torturait a Mort d'une Maniere la Plus Horrible. Sa Confession Entiere, Contenant des Details Nouveaux et Singuliers. Ce Qu'il Disait sa Femme. Light wear to spine with several tiny chips to wrappers. Text somewhat brown but clean. Overall, a very good copy of a fragile item. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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18 LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT AT THE SESSION COMMENCING ON THE 14th, AND ENDING ON THE 24th OF OCTOBER, 1812. AND ALSO, AT THE SESSION COMMENCING ON THE 4th WEDNESDAY (BEING THE 27th DAY) OF JANUARY, AND ENDING ON THE 27th OF FEBRUARY 1813.
Boston Russell & Cutler 1813 Softcover Good Softcover 
Original grey-blue paper wraps, sewn as issued. Small quarto ( 5 7/8" x 9 3/4"). Title page, blank, 89pp (paginated 133 - 222), 4pp index. Title and contemporary owner's inscription on front wrapper in ink. In these two sessions of the Massachusetts legislature, the formation of the American Antiquarian Society was approved as were the charters of a number of corporations formed for manufacturing cotton and woolen textiles (Amesbury, Duxbury, Oxford, Waltham, Pawtucket, etc). Wrapper soiled with chips, dampstain and a 1 1/2" tear along the edges. Paper spine is worn away. Text has soiling and some dampstains. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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19 New Statesman profiles.
London Phoenix house 1958 Hardcover Very good in fair DJ Hardcover 
1958 Hardcover. DJ torn, edgeworn, soiled. Else clean, tight. 254 pp. Short articles on world figures, with sketches by Vicky. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 PAPERS IN THE CASE OF BASKIN VS. CANNON, AS DELEGATE FROM UTAH TERRITORY. ; "44th Congress, 1st Session. House of Representatives. Mis. Doc. No. 166."
"[Washington, D.C.]" 1876 First edition Very good 
8vo. 21, blank, [1]pp. Disbound. In 1874, George Cannon defeated Robert Baskin for a seat in Congress from Utah. Baskin, a member of the anti-Mormon Liberal party, challenged the outcome with the U. S. Congress, claiming that Cannon was not a US citizen and that he was also a Mormon and a practicing polygamist. Cannon presented a spirited defense. Congress subsequnetly ordered that the papers surrounding the case be published in 1876. A scarce anti-Mormon document in very nice condition. 44th Congress, 1st Session. House of Representatives. Mis. Doc. No. 166. Paper slighly browned. Still, a very good copy. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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