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DORA LEE or, The visit to Montpelier, A Lady of "Louise Home" Washington ; [Lucy Burwell Page Saunders]
1 A Lady of "Louise Home" Washington ; [Lucy Burwell Page Saunders] DORA LEE or, The visit to Montpelier
Baltimore Charles Harvey & Co. 1872 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
83 pages; Former owner's name in pencil on ffep; tiny bookseller's label on fep - "J. & W.J. Entwisle Booksellers / 102 King Street / Alexandria" Clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with a blindstamped decorative border to both boards, gilt lettering at spine (rubbed). OCLC: 10945268 A very scarce juvenile book by a lady of the Old South; the story recollects life in Williamsburg in the very early 19th century during the Madison presidency. Dora, the little girl of the title receives a beautiful doll from her mother's friend Dolly Madison and there follows a visit to the Madison home Montpelier. The author Lucy Burwell Page Saunders (1808-1885) was the youngest daughter of Virginia Governor John Page and the poet, Margaret Lowther Page (1759-1835). Governor Page was a good friend of Thomas Jefferson from their college days and was also friends with the Madisons. The story is likely inspired by the Page family's visits to Montpelier. Lucy B. Page was married to Robert Saunders of Williamsburg, Virginia, a Professor of Mathematics at the College of William and Mary from 1833 until 1847 when he was appointed President of the College. During the Civil War the Saunders retreated from their Williamsburg mansion which was then occupied and plundered by McClellan's forces. Robert Saunders died in 1868. After her husband's death, Mrs. Saunders moved to Washington, D.C. where she resided in the Louise Home for Women, established by W.W. Corcoran for ladies who have seen better days. She was also the author of Leonora and the Ghost: A True Christmas Tale for Youth (OCLC: 20609293), published 4 years after this work. 
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Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. A True Story, Written By Himself, Abbott, L. A
2 Abbott, L. A Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. A True Story, Written By Himself
New York L. A. Abbott 1870 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
x, 11-205 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine (rubbed away), cloth chipped at spine ends. Frontispiece titled "My First and Worst Wife," three additional plates titled: "Attempt to Elope with Sarah Scheimer," "Kidnapping my Own Son," and "Striking Off a Deadman's Shackles." Evidently a fictionalized autobiography of an adventurous polygamist. 
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MICHIGAN THROUGH THREE CENTURIES - A Guide to an Exhibition of Books, Maps and Manuscripts in the William L. Clements Library, Adams, Randolph G.
3 Adams, Randolph G. MICHIGAN THROUGH THREE CENTURIES - A Guide to an Exhibition of Books, Maps and Manuscripts in the William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1937 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
20 pages; A nicely produced catalogue of the 50 items on display in the exhibition commemorating the centennial of the University of Michigan. Clean and tight in original light blue printed wrappers. 
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Manual with Rules and Orders for the Use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1885-86, Addeman, Joshua M
4 Addeman, Joshua M Manual with Rules and Orders for the Use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1885-86
Providence E. L. Freeman 1885 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 
xvi, 298 pages; Lacks ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Colour folding map of Rhode Island in good condition with 2" closed split at one fold. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Manual with Rules and Orders for the Use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1893-94, Addeman, Joshua M
5 Addeman, Joshua M Manual with Rules and Orders for the Use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1893-94
Providence E. L. Freeman 1893 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
xvi, 322 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Colour folding map of Rhode Island in good condition with 2" closed tear at left edge. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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The Case for Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon - Now [Broadsheet with old video cassette in plastic case], AFL-CIO
6 AFL-CIO The Case for Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon - Now [Broadsheet with old video cassette in plastic case]
Washington, D.C. American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations 1973 (& 1974) VHS Tape Very Good 4to 
1 pages; Broadsheet -- 45 x 28 cm, folded twice to make a small quarto gathering: (folded size: 23 x 14 cm.) The "Title page" in this folded format has the printed notation, underlined, at the top: "First in a Series." The last page of the folded format has the running title: "A Full and Fair Hearing." The nine-paragraph text begins: "The AFL-CIO believes that President Nixon should be impeached. Last week we published the 19-point bill of particulars that led to that conclusion. This week we begin a series documenting those charges..." Signed (in facsimile) at the bottom "George Meany" with the printed note at the bottom: "Reprinted from the AFL-CIO News, Nov. 17, 1973." With both folds open, the verso of the sheet forms a single broadside in double columns. The text contains a detailed timeline of the AFL-CIO points in favor of its call for impeachment. Printed at the bottom is the name and Washington DC address of the labor organization. This broadsheet is described in a single OCLC Number, with only one location reported [see OCLC Number 68129481 -- NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. This is for the broadsheet only; no mention of a video component in the description] Our copy is tucked into a large plastic clamshell box. The molded plastic box contains an old video cassette. There are two typed paper labels attached to the clear plastic "window" at the top side of this ancient Sony cassette. One reads: "INAUGERATION [sic] OF PRES. FORD. 8/9/74 / TAPE 1." This label has an additional notation handwritten in ink: "acceptance speech." The lower label has the typed text: "PRESIDENT' NIXON'S ABDICATION. / Tape 1" The Surplus-Duplicate stamp of the Library of Congress has been stamped vertically accross the pair of labels. Even for those of us old enough to remember (and still own) the once-ubiquitous VHS format video cassette tapes, this object is unfamiliar. It is larger, thicker, and heavier than the VHS tapes (or the smaller Sony Betamax tapes which preceded the VHS tapes to the graveyard of technical formats). This is a Sony U-matic analog recording videocassette format -- introduced to the market in September 1971. The tape is 3/4" (1.9 cm - as opposed to the familiar consumer formats which both measured 1/2"). It was among the first video formats to employ a cassette, rather than the reel-to-reel tapes (2" and 1") which had been used before, mostly by broadcast television stations. Another unusual feature, considering all that came later: the supply and take-up reels in the cassette turn in opposite directions during playback, fast-forward, and rewind: one reel would run clockwise while the other would run counter-clockwise. As a potential consumer format, the U-Matic system was a failure. The tapes were expensive (particularly the largest capacity model like this example, which held up to a hour's worth of video). The play-back equipment was VERY expensive. However, the format was very successful for such applications as business communication. Film companies also used U-Matic widely for daily rushes. But the largest group of users constituted broadcast television; local TV stations and national TV networks adopted the Sony U-Matic format when its first portable model, the Sony VO-3800, was released in 1974. "Electronic News Gathering" as the system came to be called, may have been expensive, but so was the 16-mm film camera and related ancillary equipment formerly used out on location. And, crucially, U-Matic video was so much faster. While we cannot prove that this 40-year old video cassette was issued by the AFL-CIO -- the Library of Congress would have had no reason to tuck their "Case for Impeachment..." broadside in the case before making the choice not to accession this object. It is most likely that this case and contents were sent to the LC in hopes of registering a Copyright. In support of this assumption, the metal guard across the tape access window of the cassette body has the stamped letters: "Copyrighted Program" at the top edge. The side edge is usefully stamped: "Do not touch the tape inside." (An interesting side note: the large, round, red button on the underside of the cassette body, marked with the raised letter: "R" is still present. One would expect that this would have been removed, which would make it impossible to erase this tape. The blank tapes were expensive (one-hour first series U-Matic tapes then sold for about $100 each in quantity), so it is likely that this was done by the AFL-CIO in a limited number of copies. Of course, then, as now, the major operatives of political lobbying seemed to have vast resources at their fingertips . So, this now-rare video-tape and the broadside contained in its purpose-molded plastic case, represents a rare peek at "inside-the-beltway" politics of four decades ago. The Watergate affair was, arguably, the beginning of the 24-hour news cycle, with revelations seemingly coming daily during those crowded months of 1974. The new speed of reporting, and information (both for providers and recipients) was largely made possible by technical advances such as the U-Matic three-quarter video tape offered here. If prospective customers wonder about current means of playing the tape, it is still true that many public television stations maintain an old deck or two in their racks, since so many programs and films were archived in this format back in the day. If all else fails, the Library of Congress audio and media facility in Culpeper, Virginia, holds thousands of its titles on U-matic video (many of them copyright deposit exemplars) and the means to play them. For the technically inclined, this cassette is the old and original U-Matic cassette format, rather than the similar, but slightly smaller U-Matic S (which was not widely used until 1975, but quickly became almost universal). The distinction between the two formats does bolster the supposition that this tape was made and circulated in the warm months of 1974, as Watergate news was breaking, rather than even slightly later. The plasic case shows minor wear, particularly at the bottom edge of the "spine" -- and has a 5-inch cut to the plastic surface along the "rear" cover. The front cover is dusty, and has a plastic sleeve meant to receive a title slip -- (now empty). 
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Atightughyuggaaghusit / The First Reader, Aghnaghaghpik [Adelinda Womkon Badten]
7 Aghnaghaghpik [Adelinda Womkon Badten] Atightughyuggaaghusit / The First Reader
Fairbanks University of Alaska 1974 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to 
First printing limited to 500 copies. Contents clean and secure in original yellow pictorial wrappers, light toning to wrappers. An instructional book for Yupik languages. OCLC Number16007521. 
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Manhattan Water Front Study: A Central Heating Plant Unloading its Coal [ Halftone Photographic Print ], Aiklee (photographer)
8 Aiklee (photographer) Manhattan Water Front Study: A Central Heating Plant Unloading its Coal [ Halftone Photographic Print ]
New York Fortune 1932 Print Very Good 8vo 
This 1932 halftone print of theManhattan Water Front measures approximately 11 x 14 inches; image size 8 1/3 x 11 inches. The photograph is credited to Aiklee at the lower left corner with a caption at the bottom of the page which reads: "Manhattan Water Front Study: A Central Heating Plant Unloading its Coal," extracted from Fortune, January 1932. Printing on verso. 
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9 Alexander, Frederick Warren STRATFORD HALL AND THE LEES CONNECTED WITH ITS HISTORY Biographical, Genealogical and Historical
Oak Grove Frederick Warren Alexander 1912 First Edition Hardcover Fine 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
332 pages; Clean and tight in original light blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and color onlay at front board. Bright, tight and excellent condition. Stratford Hall Plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia, was the home of four generations of the Lee family of Virginia, including two signers of the Declaration of Independence, and it was the birthplace of Robert Edward Lee (180770), who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War, and then became the president of Washington College, which later became Washington and Lee University. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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10 Allston, Washington; Jared B. Flagg (editor) THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WASHINGTON ALLSTON With Reproductions from Allston's Pictures
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1892 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
435 pages; An attractive example in the handsome buckram binding. Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original tan buckram binding with gilt lettering at spine and a gilt silohuette on front cover; cloth worn at head of spine. Washington Allston (1779 1843) was an American painter and poet, born in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina. Allston was a pioneer of the American Romantic movement in landscape painting. He was well known for his dramatic subject matter and bold use of light and colour. After graduating from Harvard College in 1800, Allston moved to Charleston, South Carolina for awhile. In 1801 he sailed to England where he was admitted to the Royal Academy in London. After the death of his wife, Allston returned to the United States in 1818 and lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the next twenty-five years. The owner of this book was Horace Bushnell Learned (1904-1987). 
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DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN SOCIETY  Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia Volume I, American Social Registry, Inc.
11 American Social Registry, Inc. DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN SOCIETY Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia Volume I
New York American Social Registry, Inc. 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
215 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with decorative stamping in blind at spine and front cover. From the Preface: "For the first time members of society residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are adequately listed, whether they make their homes in small or large communities. Also they have received this adequate listing in a volume edited from a comprehensive, national viewpoint, by persons intimately conversant with local condition." Each persons listing includes keyed abbreviations to indicate their membership in Private Clubs and Historical Societies; e.g. Society of Cincinnati, Daughters of American Revolution, Huguenot Society, Alibi Club of Washington, Burning Tree Club, Elkridge Foxhunt, Congressional Club, etc. Clearly, many if not all of these people were much happier at the beginning of the year when this directory was issued than they were by the fall social season. 
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Freedom of the Seas, Anderson, Chandler P
12 Anderson, Chandler P Freedom of the Seas
Philadelphia Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 1917 Paperback Very Good 8vo 
10 pages; Contents clean and tight in printed wrappers. Reprinted from the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, July 1917. Chandler Parsons Anderson (1866-1936), Scroll & Key 1887, represented the United States in numerous international legal issues, including the Bering Sea Claims Commission, Alaska Boundary Tribunal, North Atlantic Coast Fisheries Arbitration, and was legal advisor to U.S. embassies and legations and the State Department. OCLC 4895953325 
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Immunity of Neutral Sea-Borne Commerce, Anderson, Chandler P
13 Anderson, Chandler P Immunity of Neutral Sea-Borne Commerce
American Journal of International Law 1930 Paperback Very Good 8vo 
7 pages; Reprinted from the American Journal of International Law, Volume 24, Number 1, January 1930. Chandler Parsons Anderson (1866-1936), Scroll & Key 1887, represented the United States in numerous international legal issues, including the Bering Sea Claims Commission, Alaska Boundary Tribunal, North Atlantic Coast Fisheries Arbitration, and was legal advisor to U.S. embassies and legations and the State Department. OCLC 4890192461 
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The Final Outcome of the Fisheries Arbitration, Anderson, Chandler P
14 Anderson, Chandler P The Final Outcome of the Fisheries Arbitration
American Journal of International Law 1918 Paperback Very Good 8vo 
16 pages; Contents clean and tight, rear wrapper torn. Reprinted from the American Journal of International Law, January 1913. Chandler Parsons Anderson (1866-1936), Scroll & Key 1887, represented the United States in numerous international legal issues, including the Bering Sea Claims Commission, Alaska Boundary Tribunal, North Atlantic Coast Fisheries Arbitration, and was legal advisor to U.S. embassies and legations and the State Department. OCLC 4890176293 
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Aaron Benedict: A Memorial, Anderson, Joseph
15 Anderson, Joseph Aaron Benedict: A Memorial
Waterbury, Connecticut Press of the American Print. Co. 1873 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good Small 4to 
58 pages; Publisher's brown cloth, with covers divided by rules in black and with the title: "BENEDICT" in black against an industrial-shaped gilt lozenge device, chocolate brown endpapers, all edges gilt. Minor toning and spotting to the edges of the covers, a small chip of brown cloth is missing at the foot of the spine, and there is moderate foxing to the title page and engraved frontispiece. The latter is a portrait (with facsimile signature) depicting the subject: Aaron Benedict [1785-1873], an important industrialist and businessman from Waterbury, Connecticut. There are two original albumen-print photographs, each mounted to sheets -- within decorative gilt borders. Benedict was compelled by illness to leave Yale College at the beginning of the nineteenth century. He recovered, to the extent that he lived to be 87 and one-half years old, and founded and ran Benedict and Burnham Manufacturing Company -- a concern which grew from its mastery of metals, their manufacture and manipulation. Benedict's involvement with brass appears to have dated back to the war of 1812, during which he turned scrap kitchen brass into buttons for American military uniforms. His company eventually started a concern to build clocks (and later, watches) from cut brass wheels and gears. The basic concern remains active, and the clock and watch business now forms a part of the Timex Group. Aaron Benedict served in both houses of the Connecticut State Assembly, and, although he outlived his wife by three years, the couple was able to celebrate a sixtieth wedding anniversary in 1868. One of the two original photographs in this scarce volume shows the subject, posing with his great-grandaughter, Charlotte Benedict Rice (who was christened during the Benedict's Golden Wedding celebration. The subject was part of a significant Connecticut family; his father had fought in both the French and Indian Wars and the Revolution (and lived to be nearly 97). See OCLC Number: 22729188 -- (eight locations). 
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AMERICAN MUSEUM  Claverton Manor; Bath, Anonymous
16 Anonymous AMERICAN MUSEUM Claverton Manor; Bath
Bath Claverton Manor 1962 Paperback Near Fine 4to 11" - 13" tall 
12 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Illustrations (b&w) throughout. OLC: 66528533 Date is approximate, not printed in book. The American Museum in Britain is based at Claverton Manor, near Bath, England, in a house, designed by Jeffry Wyatville and built in the 1820s on the site of a manor bought by Ralph Allen in 1758, replacing the manor house built by Ralph of Shrewsbury around 1340. The museum was founded by two antique collectors, an American, Dallas Pratt (August 21, 1914 May 20, 1994)[7] and a Briton, John Judkyn (1913 July 27, 1963)[8] and opened to the public for the first time on July 1, 1961. The exhibits cover American history in form of period rooms from circa 1690 to 1860 with space for exhibitions on more recent events and topics. 
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AYER'S AMERICAN ALMANAC  for the use of Farmers, Planters, Mechanics, Mariners, and all Families - 1866, Anonymous
17 Anonymous AYER'S AMERICAN ALMANAC for the use of Farmers, Planters, Mechanics, Mariners, and all Families - 1866
Lowell, MA Dr. J. C. Ayer & Company 1866 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 8vo 
Former owner's name at top of front wrapper, corners of wrappers creased with marginal chipping, string loop run through upper left corner, general light dust soiling. Starts off with an astrological chart and cures (Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, etc) for various ailments, then presents the month by with astronomical information and various interesting and humorous anecdotes and notes on historic anniversaries. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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AYER'S AMERICAN ALMANAC 1880, Anonymous
18 Anonymous AYER'S AMERICAN ALMANAC 1880
Lowell, MA Dr. J. C. Ayer & Company 1880 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 8vo 
40 pages; In original pictorial wrappers. Bottom interior corner of "October" clipped, otherwise Very Good. Starts off with an astrological chart and cures (Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, etc) for various ailments, then presents the month by with astronomical information and various interesting and humorous anecdotes and notes on historic anniversaries. OCLC: 823514973; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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BRYN MAWR COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT 1935, Anonymous
19 Anonymous BRYN MAWR COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT 1935
Bryn Mawr Bryn Mawr College 1935 First Edition Pamphlet Very Good 8vo 
20 pages; Twenty page program for the commencement exercises at Bryn Mawr College June 5, 1935. Lists all the individuals receiving degrees, as well as the program of music and speakers. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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CALIFORNIA FOR THE SETTLER PRIMER, Anonymous
20 Anonymous CALIFORNIA FOR THE SETTLER PRIMER
Southern Pacific Railroad 1904 Pamphlet Near Fine 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Southern Pacific Primer Series, 3; 16 pages; Pamphlet published by Southern Pacific Railroad promoting the many wonderful qualities and resources of California to prospective settlers. Stapled printed wrappers. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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