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1 A Letter Addressed to Lord Sackville West by a Citizen of California and Letter from Lord Sackville British Minster at Washington to an American Citizen.
New York David H. Gildersleeve, Printer 1888 Very good 
4 1/2" x 7" sheet with the citizen's letter printed on one side and the Sackville's reply on the other. The writer is a naturalized citizen, native of Britain, and seeks advice on how to vote in the upcoming Presidential election. He seeks assurances from Sackville that President Cleveland's recent unfavorable policy toward Canada is just a political ploy and that he will resume his more friendly, pro-British policies once he's safely reelected. He says he is asking "privately and confidentially" - apparently it was leaked, and this printing resulted. 
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2 A PRACTICAL BOOK FOR PRACTICAL PEOPLE. ; By a Corps of Special Writers.
Albany The Eagle Publishing Company 1895 Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
Original brown cloth binding with blindstamped decorations in black and gilt. 8vo. Marbled edges with light green floral endpapers. viii, 676 pp. plus numerous illustrated plates of the contributing authors inserted. Gift inscription on front blank leaf, dated Aug 9, 1895. William McKinley, Chauncey DePew, and Edward Bok are among the authors contributing to this volume, which covers a number of issues, but broadly deals with the economic and social issues of the day. "By a Corps of Special Writers. " Some wear to front board, spine a little sunned, and one small spot on rear board. 
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3 Abstract of official emoluments and expenditures of the officers of the customs of the United States, transmitted to the comptroller of the treasury, conformably to an act of congress, passed the 2d March, 1799.
Very good 
Tables of data, by state, for 1813. 4 folded sheets, 22 1/2" x 18", disbound. Some tanning from age, light edgewear. Notes on the last page consist of remarks by collectors from various states. 
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4 American Oriental Society. Proceedings 1870, 1871.
Fair 
Two pamphlets, Proceedings at Boston, May 18, 1870 and May 17, 1871. Disbound, cover missing from 1871. Page edges chipped, worn, torn. Library stamps. Interiors clean. xiv (1870) and xxix (1871). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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AN ACCOUNT OF THE TERRIBLE EXPLOSION AT FALES & GRAY'S CAR MANUFACTORY, HARTFORD, CONN.,... WITH THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE TESTIMONY BEFORE THE CORONER'S JURY, THEIR VERDICT, RESOLUTIONS, &C....
5 AN ACCOUNT OF THE TERRIBLE EXPLOSION AT FALES & GRAY'S CAR MANUFACTORY, HARTFORD, CONN.,... WITH THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE TESTIMONY BEFORE THE CORONER'S JURY, THEIR VERDICT, RESOLUTIONS, &C....
Hartford E.T. Pease & Co. 1854 Softcover Very good Softcover 
Pamphlet (approximately 6 3/4" x 9"), stitched as issued. 51pp. with illustrations. Original pictorial printed paper wrappers with publisher's advertisement on rear wrapper. In 1854, a huge boiler explosion at a Hartford factory left 19 dead and another 23 injured. A local publisher issued this pamphlet shortly thereafter, gathering a number of accounts of the tragedy along with the texts of sermons delivered by two local clergymen on the meaning of it all. Contemporary owner's signature at the top right hand corner of front wrapper. Modest soiling to front wrapper and spine beginning to chip. Still a very good copy. 
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6 Boston Weekly Magazine.
Boston April 14, 1840 Very good 
Vol. II Number 29. 8pp. Includes an article entitled Some Account of Faneuil Hall, with 3 columns of text under a 5 3/4" x 9" woodcut of Faneuil Hall. Light dampstain on front page and foxing at edges. Folded. 
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7 BY-LAWS OF THE BOSTON ENCAMPMENT OF KNIGHTS TEMPLARS AND THE APPENDANT ORDERS. Revised Feb. 24, 1825.
Boston Printed by E.G. House 1825 Softcover Very good Softcover 
Pamphlet (4 1/8" x 6 7/8"), stitched as issued with original blue-grey paper wrappers. 14, [2] pp. including a list of members from 1805 to 1825 printed on 2 pages plus contemporary handwritten annotations on membership status and names of new members subsequently added. Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. These by-laws include a description of the number of officers, their duties and function, the various committees, the process of accepting new members, the form of the correct uniform and the rules of order. There is also a list of members admitted from 1805 to 1825. Uncommon. Worldcat shows no holding of this item in U. S. libraries. Dampstain to upper right corners but otherwise very good. 
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Campaign Clubs, Attention! The McKinley Tin Napoleon Hat. The Most Appropriate Article Ever Offered for Campaign Purposes. Showy, Attractive, Inexpensive.
8 Campaign Clubs, Attention! The McKinley Tin Napoleon Hat. The Most Appropriate Article Ever Offered for Campaign Purposes. Showy, Attractive, Inexpensive.
c. 1896 Very good 
Circa 1896 political broadside, approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2", with an image of William McKinley in a plumed Napoleonic hat. During the 1896 Presidential campaign between McKinley an William Jennings Bryan, the New York Journal cartoonist, Homer Davenport, lampooned McKinley by depicting him wearing a Napoleonic hat that was too big. This appears top have become a running joke, even for McKinley's supporters. The New York Times reported that on the evening of McKinley's nomination (June 18, 1896 in St. Louis) "the prize idiot of the convention appeared...with one of the Napoleonic hats which have been put on Major McKinley by the cartoonists, and started to walk to the platform on the tables of the newspaper men...The newspaper men pelted him with wads of paper as he made his way to the platform..." This political broadside appeared during the campaign as part of the joke. 
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9 Chronique Californienne [Extrait de nos Echanges Californiens].
New York January 8, 1854 Very good 
Volume 6, Number 2. 2 folio columns of text in French. In Le Courier des Etats-Unis. Commerce, the mines, celebrations, etc. Library stamp on front page with light foxing and 2 stains. 
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10 Chronique Californienne [Extrait de nos Echanges Californiens].
New York May 13, 1854 Very good 
Volume 6, Number 20. 1 1/4 folio columns of text in French, dated San Francisco, 5 Avril 1854. In Le Courier des Etats-Unis. Commerce, the mines, interesting tidbits called "Nouvelles Diverses", etc. Library stamp on front page with light foxing. 
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COLBERT'S ENVELOPE MANUFACTORY, PRINTING OFFICE...
11 COLBERT'S ENVELOPE MANUFACTORY, PRINTING OFFICE...
1856 Very good 
One printed advertisement (approximately 15 1/2" x 18 3/4") with an illustration depicting the building of Philadelphia printer, William Colbert along with a street scene. Lettering printed in blue, red, gold, and black in multiple fonts. Published in Colton's Atlas of America. . . . Commercial Edition with Business Cards of the Prominent Houses of Philadelphia. New York: J. H. Colton and Company, 1856. A dampstain at the lower edge but overall very good. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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12 Columbian Centinel & Massachusetts Federalist [newspaper].
Boston July 20, 1803 Good 
Volume XXXIX, No. 2017. Folio, 4pp. Includes much on France plus a paragraph on page 2 discussing the rising price of the Louisiana Territory and land speculation therein. Contemporary owner's signature on top of front page, light foxing, folded. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Columbian Centinel & Massachusetts Federalist [newspaper].
Boston November 5, 1803 Good 
Volume XL, No. 2048. Folio, 4pp. Includes nearly 2 folio columns of text dealing with Louisiana, Breckinridge's Bill, Jefferson's Message of Oct. 22, 1803 on the cession of Louisiana; amendments to the Constitution, secret proceedings, Mr. Griswold's speech on he treaty. vote on the treaty, Spanish pretensions, etc. Tanned with age. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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14 Columbian Extra, No. V.
Boston November 30, 1811 Very good 
Large folio sheet printed on both sides. Documents Communicated by the President to the Congress of the Fifth Instant. Correspondence between Lord Wellesley, Pinckney, John Russell, J. S. Smith, Turreau, Serrurier, etc. dealing with affairs between the U.S., Great Britain, France. The blockade, Chesapeake affair, Berlin and Milan decrees, diplomacy, list of condemned American vessels, French port taxes, t=etc. Tanned with age. Some chipping around the edges with no effect to text. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Commemoration of Twenty-Five Years of Service by the Rev. Henry Edward Niles, D.D. as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, York, PA 1865-1890 ; Also a sketch of the early history of the Church
Privately Printed 1890 Hardcover Very Good/no DJ Hardcover 
Blue patterned cloth. Some toning. Clean and tight. 86 pp 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Connecticut Courant.
Hartford May 19, 1818 Very good 
Vol. LIV No. 2782. Folio, 4pp. Includes speech by Connecticut Governor Oliver Wolcott and an article entitled New Orleans: Extract of a Letter to a Gentleman in this Place dated New Orleans, March 10, 1818. A long description of New Orleans, inland navigation, the hospital, Lake Pontchartain, etc. Contemporary owner's signature on front page. A little tanned with age with a few chips at the corners that do not affect the text. Folded horizontally. 
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17 Connecticut Register 1878: A State Calendar of Officers and Institutions for 1878.
Hartford Brown & Gross 1878 Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
Brown patterned cloth scuffed. Toning to pages. Else clean and tight. 212 pp. 4" by 6". 
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Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand and Subordinate Lodges, of the I. O, of Good Templars, of Michigan.
18 Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand and Subordinate Lodges, of the I. O, of Good Templars, of Michigan.
Romeo [MI} J. Russell 1866 Softcover Good Softcover 
Pamphlet, approximately 3 1/2" by 5 1/4", with original printed paper wrappers, stitched as issued. 24pp. Spotting and soiling to wrapper with spine beginning to split. A few pencil marks to the text. Very scarce Michigan imprint. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Constitution and By-Laws, Together with Rules of Order and Debate, of the Normal Literary Society of the Pennsylvania State Normal School, Millersville, Lancaster Co., PA.
19 Constitution and By-Laws, Together with Rules of Order and Debate, of the Normal Literary Society of the Pennsylvania State Normal School, Millersville, Lancaster Co., PA.
Lancaster Intelligencer Printing Office 1899 Softcover Very good Softcover 
Pamphlet, approximately 3 1/2" by 5 1/4", with stiff paper wrappers covered in brown cloth, stapled. 38, [3] pp. Water stains to wrappers with staples rusting. A few pencil marks to front free end paper. Text is clean. The Normal Literary Society was organized in 1857 and incorporated in 1859. Subsequently, the organization's constitution, by-laws, and other rules were updated five times during the 19th century. 
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CONSTITUTION, BY-LAWS AND STANDING RULES OF THE UNION CLUB, AND A LIST OF THE MEMBERS,
20 CONSTITUTION, BY-LAWS AND STANDING RULES OF THE UNION CLUB, AND A LIST OF THE MEMBERS,
New York Van Norden & Amerman, printers 1853 Softcover Very good Softcover 
Pamphlet (approximately 4 1/"" x 6 1/2"), stitched as issued. 26pp. Black cloth covered wrappers. The Union Club of New York was the second oldest private club in the United States. This pamphlet, setting out the organizational structure of the club in 1854, also includes a list of the members at that time. They include Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Jacob Astor, Jr. , and Winfield Scott. Scarce. Not listed in Worldcat. One small closed tear at the edge of one leaf with no effect on text. Otherwise a near fine copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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