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AYER'S AMERICAN ALMANAC  for the use of Farmers, Planters, Mechanics, Mariners, and all Families - 1866, Anonymous
1 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
2 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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3 Anonymous PHILADELPHIA AND ITS ENVIRONS AND THE RAILROAD SCENERY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1875 Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
110; 50 pages; With 225 Illustrations and a double-page map of Philadelphia. OCLC: 3661579 Original brown cloth binding worn at spine ends and corners, lacks free endpapers. ; 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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Speech of N. P. Banks, Jr. of Mass., on the Employment of Army Officers in National Armories delivered at the House of Representatives, Banks, Nathaniel P
4 Banks, Nathaniel P Speech of N. P. Banks, Jr. of Mass., on the Employment of Army Officers in National Armories delivered at the House of Representatives
Washington, D.C U.S. Congress 1854 First Edition Original Wrappers Very Good Octavo 
16 pages; Original printed wrappers. This is the original 1854 printing. ; 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 COMMONWEALTH OF MISSOURI -  A Centennial Record with 48 Steel Engravings, Barns, Chancy R
5 Barns, Chancy R THE COMMONWEALTH OF MISSOURI - A Centennial Record with 48 Steel Engravings
St. Louis Bryan, Brand & Co 1877 Hardcover Very Good+ Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
936 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping in gilt at spine and front cover. OCLC: 2686105 Some minor wear at spine ends. Endpapers starting. Extensive sections on archeaology and history of Missouri with 48 steel engravings. Table of Contents: I. Archaeology. The Mounds and their builders ... by A.J. Conant. -- II. History. Historical sketch of Missouri, by Col. W.F. Switzler. -- III. Physical geography. Geology, mines, minerals, waters, prairies, timber and soils of Missouri, by G.C. Swallow. -- IV. Material wealth. The resources, productions, possibilities, of Missouri, by R.A. Campbell. -- V. Education in Missouri. By W.T. Harris. -- Greene County. ; 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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PROCEEDINGS OF THE PEACE JUBILEE held at Peterborough, N.H. September 30, 1898, Bartlett, General Charles H.
6 Bartlett, General Charles H. PROCEEDINGS OF THE PEACE JUBILEE held at Peterborough, N.H. September 30, 1898
Manchester William E. Moore 1898 First Edition Pamphlet Near Fine 8vo 
24 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. OCLC: 13631444 ; 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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In the Senate ... Letter of the Secretary of State, addressed to Hon. George P. Edmunds, inclosing copies of dispatches relative to the seizure of the vessels of the Venezuela Steam Transportation Company in 1871, Bayard, T. F
7 Bayard, T. F In the Senate ... Letter of the Secretary of State, addressed to Hon. George P. Edmunds, inclosing copies of dispatches relative to the seizure of the vessels of the Venezuela Steam Transportation Company in 1871
Washington, DC G.P.O. 1888 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
24 pages; Letter of the Secretary of State, Addressed to Hon. George F. Edmunds Removed Document. This long standing issue was finally resolved in 1892 by the Joint Resolution of June 19, 1890, 26 Stat 674: "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and lie is hereby, authorized and empowered to take such measures as in his judgment may be necessary to promptly obtain indemnity from the Venezuelan Government for the injuries, losses, and damages suffered by the Venezuela Steam Transportation Company of New York, and its officers, by reason of the wrongful seizure, detention, and employment in war or otherwise of the said company's steamers Hero, San Fernando, and Nutrias by Venezuelan belligerents in theyear eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and to secure this end he is authorized to employ such means or exercise such power as may be necessary. Received by the President June 7, 1890. [NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.—The foregoing resolution having beenpresented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the house of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.] " ; 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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HISTORY OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. FROM A PERIOD PRECEDING ITS SETTLEMENT TO RECENT TIMES, INCLUDING THE ANNALS AND GEOGRAPHY OF EACH TOWNSHIP. WITH MAPS AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS. ALSO, A SKETCH OF WOMAN'S WORK IN THE COUNTY FOR THE....[ETC], Blackman, Emily C
8 Blackman, Emily C HISTORY OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. FROM A PERIOD PRECEDING ITS SETTLEMENT TO RECENT TIMES, INCLUDING THE ANNALS AND GEOGRAPHY OF EACH TOWNSHIP. WITH MAPS AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS. ALSO, A SKETCH OF WOMAN'S WORK IN THE COUNTY FOR THE....[ETC]
Philadelphia Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger 1873 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
640 pages; Clean and tight in conemporary full sheepskin binding with black leather spine label lettering in gilt. Folding map at frontis has a 1" by 3 " closed tear. Leather rubbed and quite worn at extremities, hinges splitting, but holding. All maps and illustrated plates present. Former owner's name on fep Josua W. Raynsford, a native of Windham County, CT, moved to Bridgewater Township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania (which later became Montrose). Joshua was manager of the Bridgewater and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road Co.; his father Joseph Raynsford later joined him in Pennsylvania. This family's story is recorded in the Blackman book. The Appendix contains a very interesting article about Joseph Smith with recorded testimony of several residents of Susquehanna County who knew Smith during the years he was supposedly "translating" the tablets into the Book of Mormon, including a long statement from his father-in-law Isaac Hale. The gist of these statements generally identifies Joseph Smith as a charlatan from his "peeping" days locating buried treasure with the aid of a magic "seeing Stone" in his hat to the perpetration of the Book of Mormon. ; 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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Representation of Sundry CITIZENS OF PROVIDENCE, Brown, Nicholas
9 Brown, Nicholas Representation of Sundry CITIZENS OF PROVIDENCE
Washington, DC GPO 1828 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
5 pages; House of Representatives, Treasurer's Dept; Document No. 174; 20th Congress, 1st Session. Light foxing. A statement from the sundry citizens of Providence, Rhode Island against an Increase of the Duty on Imported Manufactures. OCLC: 697711682 Presenting the argument that increased duty on such manufactured items as sail cloth, hemp, iron and molasses will have negative impacts on the shipping and merchandising industries. ; 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 Campbell, Charles HISTORY OF THE COLONY AND ANCIENT DOMINION OF VIRGINIA
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1860 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
This is the original 1860 edition published by Lippincott. Later black buckram binding with gilt lettering at spine. Title page has a two inch closed tear at right margin that has an older professional repair (thin coat of white coagulant on verso). Text block clean and tight, hinges quite secure, but endpapers splitting. ; 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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Massacre at Fort Mimms Hand Colored Steel Engraving, Chappel, Alonzo ; (John Rogers)
11 Chappel, Alonzo ; (John Rogers) Massacre at Fort Mimms Hand Colored Steel Engraving
New York Johnson, Fry and Company 1860 Engraving Very Good 5 5/8" x 7 1/8" 
1 pages; Excellent 19th Century steel engraving with modern hand coloring, depicting Massacre at Fort Mimms, an attack on settlers and allied Native Americans on August 30, 1813, by the Red Stick faction of the Creeks. Public outcry sparked the initial military action against the Creek Nation that would usher in the Creek War of 1813-14. Beautifully engraved (perhaps by John Rogers) after an original painting by Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887). Image measures 5 5/8" x 7 1/8" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp nicely colored image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. "In the summer of 1813, indications of hostility appeared among the surrounding Indians, which induced the inhabitants, to the amount of three hundred, to collect at fort Mimms. At eleven o'clock in the forenoon of the 30th of August, a body of six hundred Indians issued from the adjoining wood, and advanced within a few rods of the fort before they were discovered. The sentinel cried out "Indian;" they gave the war whoop and rushed in at the gate before the garrison had time to shut it. This decided its fate. Major Beasly, the commanding officer, was mortally wounded, carried into the house and consumed in the flames. The buildings were burned, and the garrison and the inhabitants burned or massacred; but seventeen of the whole number escaped. The battle and massacre lasted until six in the afternoon, a great part of the time without any show of resistance, by which time the work of destruction was fully completed; the fort and buildings demolished, and upwards of four hundred men, women and children, destroyed. Exemplary vengeance was taken on the Creeks for this outrage. A series of brilliant victories achieved by the neighboring militia, under the command of General Jackson, terminated on the 27th of March, 1814, in the slaughter of the remnant of the Creek warriors, and the submission of the nation. Two thousand'of their warriors were slain, most of their towns burned, and their strong holds occupied by the United States troops." 
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TRIBUNE ESSAYS -  Leading Articles contributed to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863 by Charles T. Congdon, Congdon, Charles T. ; Horace Greeley (introduction)
12 Congdon, Charles T. ; Horace Greeley (introduction) TRIBUNE ESSAYS - Leading Articles contributed to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863 by Charles T. Congdon
New York J S Redfield Publisher 1869 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
vii-xxiv, 406 pages; Text block clean and secure in original green cloth binding, ex-lib with scrapes on endpapers and a couple blindstamps, rear free endpaper missing lower corner, cloth quite worn at spine. A decent reading copy of this excellent collection of essays supporting the abolition of slavery from the years leading up to and into the U.S. Civil War. OCLC: 338786 As he states in the Preface: The papers which follow are part of the political and social history of [these] twelve eventful years ... It has been widely asserted that the Editorials of the [New York] Tribune were among the chief incitements to the Civil War. It is well, therefore, that many of the most pungent and exasperating of those Editorials should be collected and published in this volume, so that our children may judge the provocation they afforded to Secession, and the consequent desperate, bloody struggle for the lasting dismemberment of our Union." Charles Taber Congdon (1821-1891) attended Brown University for three years, but before graduating returned to his hometown New Bedford, MA, where he worked as a reporter for the Daily Register and later as editor of the Daily Bulletin and associate editor of the Daily Mercury. In 1857 Horace Greeley personally asked Congdon to come to New York City and work for the New York Tribune. Congdon was an avid abolitionist and was included among the Tribune men who "lived to destroy slavery root and branch" and filled the columns of the Tribune "with allusions like 'the Land of the Legree and the Home of the Slave,' items on runaways and slave auctions culled by the Southern press, [and] indictments of human bondage" (Louis Starr). 
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13 Convention, Presbyterian Centennial CENTENARY MEMORIAL OF THE PLANTING AND GROWTH OF PRESBYTERIANISM IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND PARTS ADJACENT
Benjamin Singerly 1876 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
445 pages; Green cloth binding with decorative gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, bumped and chipped at bottom front corner, label at base of spine, endpapers chipped at corners and splitting across hinges, binding still tight. Containing the historical discourses delivered at a convention of the Synods of Pittsburgh, Erie, Cleveland, and Columbus, held in Pittsburgh, December 7-9, 1875. With appendices and illustrations. fine engraved frontispiece portrait of John McMillan, additional engraved plates (portrait and architectural) with tissue guards, ; 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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INDIANS ON THE UPPER MISSOURI, Cumming, A. ; (Superintendant Indian Affairs)
14 Cumming, A. ; (Superintendant Indian Affairs) INDIANS ON THE UPPER MISSOURI
Washington, DC G.P.O. 1856 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
15 pages; Message from the President of the United States, transmitting A Report in regard to the expedition among the Indians on the Upper Missouri. Executive Document No. 65, 34th Congress, 1st Session. OCLC: 9102688 Omaha Reserve at Black Bird Hills, Pawnee, Poncas, Sioux, Yancton Sioux, Fort Pierre, Fort Clark, Arickarees, Yellos Stone River, Black Feet, etc. ; 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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YALE AND "THE CITY OF ELMS", Decrow, W. E
15 Decrow, W. E YALE AND "THE CITY OF ELMS"
Boston W. E. Decrow 1885 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Light rubbing at edges, otherwise clean and tight in original blue cloth binding decoratively stamped in black and gold. ; 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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WILLIAM SAWYER AND OTHERS - Committee on Private Lands, Edgerton, Mr
16 Edgerton, Mr WILLIAM SAWYER AND OTHERS - Committee on Private Lands
Washington, DC U. S. House of Representatives 1852 First Edition Self Wrappers Very Good 8vo 
4 pages; Report 98, 37th Congress, 2nd Session. Regarding the grants to members of the Miami Indian tribe and their heirs of tracts of land on each side of the St. Mary's River by the Treaty of Greenville in 1795; the subsequent 1826 treaty providing that the US repurchase some of said granted land in 1795 and in 1818, etc... ; 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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17 Egle, William Henry CENTENARY MEMORIAL OF THE ERECTION OF THE COUNTY OF DAUPHIN AND THE FOUNDING OF THE CITY OF HARRISBURG 1785-1885
Harrisburg Telegraph Printing House 1886 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
397 pages; A couple scattered pencil marks in margin of name index, 1/2" closed tear at edge of one page. Otherwise, clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. ; 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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DEBTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Forward, W
18 Forward, W DEBTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington, DC GPO 1842 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
3 pages; House of Representatives, Treasurer's Dept; Document No. 254; 27th Congress, 2nd Session. A statement of the debts of the City of Washington mid-year 1842. . ; 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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19 Galbraith, R. C THE HISTORY OF THE CHILLICOTHE PRESBYTERY From its organization in 1799 to 1889
Chillicothe H. W. Guthrie, Hugh Bell, and Peter Platter 1889 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
431 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gil lettering at spine. Some light foxing to endpapers. ; 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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20 Hudgens, Seymour Isaacs EXETER, SCHOOLDAYS and OTHER POEMS
Moses King 1882 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
113 pages; A very good copy, clean and tight in original green cloth binding with black and gilt stamped spine and cover. OCLC: 9529537 Hudgens attended Phillips Exeter Academy prepreratory to his attendance at Harvard University. He was unable to complete the course with his Class of 1884 at Harvard, having been absent the entire junior year, but grafuated the following year (1885-86). During the three years 1881, 1882 and 1884 in which he was with the class, he rowed No. 6 on the University crew. After leaving college, Hudgens became an instructor in German, Greek and English literature at Colby Academy, New London, New Hampshire. Eventually, his failing eyesight forced him to abandon teaching and engage in business. In addition to the book presented here, he published several pieces of journalism. ; 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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