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Auction Description for Addison & Sarova Auctioneers: 1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts
Auction Description:
Rare Books and manuscripts in all fields.  Including Science, Americana, Art & Illustration, History, Religion/Philosophy, Literature, Classics, Modern 1st Editions, and more.

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts (315 Lots)

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers


315 lots with images

05 November 2016

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Macon, GA, USA

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[Astronomy]  Laplace's System of the World

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Description: Laplace, Pierre Simon. THE SYSTEM OF THE WORLD. London: Richard Phillips, 1809. 2 vol. 8vo. [2], viii, 379, [1]; [2], iii, [1], 375, [1] pp. Note that the advertisement leaves in first volume are bound incorrectly after the contents leaves (rather than before.) Bound in presentation binding from the Royal Military College, rebacked, boards with some cracking, loss at corners, later gilt stamp of John Crerar library, and other light wear. Front blank with early presentation inscription, dated June, 1830, "Presented to Gentleman Cadet Henry W. Paget for Attention to, and Progression, Mathematics." Library stamp to each title verso, one leaf with small marginal paper repair, else clean overall and Very Good. ************************************* First edition in English of Laplace's important work on astronomy. Provenance: Pastedowns with cancelled label from the John Crerar Collection, engraved bookplate of Henry William Paget (1st Marquess of Anglesey), and bookplate of the John Crerar library (cancelled.)

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[Alchemy]  Valentinus' Order of St. Benedict, 1657

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Description: Valentine, Basil. BASILIUS VALENTINUS FRIAR OF THE ORDER OF ST. BENEDICT / HIS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. WHICH HE HIMSELF, BEING ALONE, HID UNDER A TABLE OF MARBLE BEHINDE THE HIGH-ALTAR OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH… WHEREIN HE SUFFICIENTLY DECLARETH THE WAYES HE WROUGHT TO OBTAIN THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE.... London, 1657. Small 8vo (5.5" x 3.5".) [24], 175, [7], 40, [2], 25, [3], 21, [3], 9, [3], 23, [1] pp. Note that ESTC and OCLC collate an imperfect reproduction with leaves immediately after page 175 not filmed (which they indicate as "9+"); the 7 leaves following page 175 are here complete, with all M and N signatures present, bound in 8s. Early full calf, front hinge cracked but board secure, lacking title label, upper spine compartment chipped, some chipping and loss to edges, front blank with 19th c. owner's signature in ink, some worming near gutter in places with some loss, upper margins cropped with several headlines and page-numbers shaved or removed, else clean overall and Very Good. ***************************************************** The scarce first edition in English of these chemical and alchemical writings by Valentinius (pseudonym, possibly for Johann Tholde.) [Wing B1015]

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[Botany in America]  Nurseryman's Specimen Book

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Description: D. M. Dewey. THE NURSERYMAN'S SPECIMEN BOOK OF AMERICAN FRUITS, FLOWERS, ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS, ROSES, &c. Rochester: Rochester Lithographing Company, n.d. [circa 1872.] 8.7" x 5.5". Color lithographed title and 59 leaves of color lithographed plates. (Note, number of plates vary from one copy to another, and some copies have accompanying text.) Oblong, bound in full leather with former owner's name to front board in gilt, bend to front board, loss to spine portion and edges with wear, contents with some evidence of handling but generally clean, a few leaves toned and most plates cropped, else Very Good. ********************************* A scarce item, likely a book used by salesmen of seeds, trees, or other landscaping plants.

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Boyle, Robert.  The Works

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Description: Boyle, Robert. THE WORKS OF THE HONOURABLE ROBERT BOYLE. IN SIX VOLUMES. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR. London: for J. and F. Rivington, L. Davis, [et al], 1772. 6 vol., in 4to (11" x 9".) [2], ccxxxviii, 799, [1]; [2], 800; [2], 803, [1]; [2], 821, [1]; [2], 750; [2], 796, [130] pp. Final volume wanting final leaf 6B4 (blank.) With 24 engraved plates on 16 sheets, many of which are folding. Bound in full period calf, spine gilt and labels in gilt, marbled endpapers, hinges cracked, heads and tails of spine repaired, loss to corners, boards and edges scuffed. Contents quite clean overall with only a few instances of toning and occasional light foxing. A handsome and Very Good set. ********************************** Handsome edition of the works of British scientist Robert Boyle (1627-1691) who was the first of the modern chemists. Provenance: Front pastedowns with the engraved armorial bookplate of Joseph Henry Butterworth, and bookplates of James Barratt, Lymm Hall, and Charles J. Bewlay, Carleton Hall. [Weight 46 lbs.]

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Brown, Thomas. The Works, 1686

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Description: Brown, Thomas. THE WORKS OF THE LEARNED SIR THOMAS BROWN, KT. DOCTOR OF PHYSICK, LATE OF NORWICH. London: Basset, Chiswell [et al], 1686. Folio, 12.25" x 7.5". In 4 parts with separate title-pages. [20], 316, [26], 102, [8], 52, [6], 103 (i.e. 73), [5] pp., including engraved frontis portrait of Brown by R. White. Period full calf, rebacked in morocco and decorated/lettered in gilt. Rubbing to hinges and spine ends, boards quite worn and scuffed with loss to edges and corners, small gilt stamp of John Crerar to front board. Title with former owner's ink-stamps and early ink signature, bookplates to front pastedown, some faded marginal water-staining near front (upper margin, corner), moderate and consistent age-tone, a few closed tears (one long) and marginal chips (no loss), else Very Good. ******************************** First collected edition. Provenance: Pastedowns with cancelled label from the John Crerar Collection, bookplate of the John Crerar library (cancelled), old label of the Society of Medical History of Chicago, and ink-stamps of Nathan Smith Davis Sr., Jr., and III. [Wing B 5150; ESTC R19807]

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Cheyne.  Natural Method of Cureing Diseases

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Description: Cheyne, George. THE NATURAL METHOD OF CUREING DISEASES OF THE BODY, AND THE DISORDERS OF THE MIND DEPENDING ON THE BODY. London: Strahan, 1742. 8vo. [20], 316 pp. Period full calf, cracking to front hinge and rubbing/scuffing to extremities. Title with upper corner clipped and first three leaves shaved at front margin, no endpaper at front and pastedown with small square shadow indicating removal of a former owner's bookplate, three leaves near end detached and last four leaves with very light and faded water-stain, overall contents are very clean and bright. Very Good. ***************************** First edition which was quickly reprinted several times in the same year. [ESTC T54047]

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Darwin, Erasmus.  Temple of Nature

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Description: Darwin, Erasmus. THE TEMPLE OF NATURE; OR, THE ORIGIN OF SOCIETY: A POEM, WITH PHILOSOPHICAL NOTES. London: for J. Johnson, 1803. 11" x 8.5". [4], 174, [2], 124 pp. + 4 engraved plates, including frontis. (Note: The divisional title leaf for the Additional Notes bound out of place.) Modern half-calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Title with repair of closed tear and fraying at upper margin, plates with corner-stains, some light tanning throughout, some light foxing in a few places, several leaves throughout with faded water-stains (mostly to inner margins), page 155 with tissue repair of long closed tear, else Very Good. ***************************** First edition of Darwin's influential scientific poem.

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Descartes, Rene.  Principia Philosophiae

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Description: Descartes, Rene. RENATI DES-CARTES PRINCIPIA PHILOSOPHIAE. ULTIMA EDITIO CUM OPTIMA COLLATA, DILIGENTER RECOGNITA…. **** [Bound With] **** PASSIONES ANIMAE, PER RENATUM DES CARTES. (Both) Amsterdam: Daniel Elzevir, 1672. Small 4to 7.5" x 5.75". [36], 222; [24], 92, [4] pp (first work wanting portrait frontis.) Bound in 19th century 1/4 sheep over marbled boards, spine with title and bands in gilt. Some rubbing to spine and wear to corners, contents quite clean throughout which some very light foxing appearing on occasion. Very Good. ***************************** With numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in-text.

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Edmund Halley.  Philosophical Transactions, 1695

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Description: PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS, Numb. 218. London, 1695. 8.7" x 6.5". Folding view, 125-175, [1] pp. Modern paper wrappers. First leaf with old ink-stain, some light soiling to edges and a few specks of foxing in places, several corners with creases, an untrimmed copy, Very Good. ***************************** Contains essays and accounts by Edmond Halley, including accounts of Palmyra and Aleppo, with a large folding view (actually two plates, joined) of the ruins at Palmyra.

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Emerson, William. [Reckoning & Surveying]

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Description: [Collection of works by William Emerson, English mathematician, 1701-1782] Including: THE DOCTRINE OF COMBINATIONS, PERMUTATIONS AND COMPOSITIONS OF QUANTITIES. London, 1770. [4], 29, [1] pp. [Bound With] CHRONOLOGY: OR, THE ART OF RECKONING TIME. London, 1770. [2], iv, 7-88 pp. [Bound With] CALCULATION, LIBRATION, AND MENSURATION; OR THE ARTS OF RECKONING, WEIGHING, AND MEASURING. London, 1770. [2], iv, 7-168 + 4 folding plates. [Bound With] THE ART OF SURVEYING OF MEASURING LAND. London, 1770. [2], iii, [1], 138, 26 pp. + 6 folding plates. ***************** Bound volume of 4 works. 8" x 4.5". Modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards. Some occasional light foxing, first title with tissue reinforcement near gutter and old library ink-stamp to title verso, quite clean overall with mild and consistent age-tone, Very Good. The present copy with several instances of extensive marginal notes and drawings (refer to photos), with early ink signature of J. Hindley to title.

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Galileo. Dialogo Matematico Sopraordinario, 1632

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Description: Galilei, Galileo. DIALOGO DI GALILEO GALILEI LINCEO MATEMATICO SOPRAORDINARIO DELLO STUDIO DI PISA … SOPRA I DUE MASSIMI SISTEMI DEL MONDO TOLEMAICO, E COPERNICANO. Florence: Batista Landini, 1632. 4to (220 x 160mm.) pi4, A-2E8, 2F6, 2G-2K4 (or [8], 458, [34] pp.) Wanting additional engraved title, else complete with final blank present (2K4); the cancel slip (correcting a marginal footnote for pg. 92) is present on page 92. Numerous woodcut diagrams in-text. Bound in later 1/2 vellum over decorative paper boards, title on spine in gilt. Vellum toned and soiled, front board with stain and chip, some loss to edges (particularly at corners), pastedown with shadow (from removal of a former owner's bookplate). *** Overall, the contents are Very Good though presenting the following flaws *** : Early ink inscription to title, title with printing error filled in with early manuscript (see just above the printer's woodcut, then to the left) and one small paper repair, approximately first 45 pages with a worm-track near upper margin (larger at front and dissipating thereafter, approx. 18 pages with said track touching text but with very minor loss, most of the worm holes with old paper repairs), second leaf with small hole removing one letter, 3 or 4 instances of marginal chips (i.e. not approaching or removing text), pages 3 - 33 with old faded water-stain to lower inner corner (marginal, approaching but not touching text), leaf L8 with small marginal note in early ink, two leaves with short closed marginal tears, some leaves with tanning while most quite clean. Overall a Very Good example of an extremely scarce book. ************************************************* First edition of this very important and scarce work by Galileo. It was the present work in which Galileo established the Copernican theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun (as opposed to the opposite view.) At the time, this idea was considered heretical, and Galileo was prosecuted and forced to recant his theory. The book was suppressed by the Inquisition in 1633 and few copies survive today. Provenance: from a private collection; Please review photo of title-page inscription. [PMM 128; Grolier 18C; Riccardi I 512]

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Gassendi; Galileo, Kepler.  Institutio Astronomica

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Description: PETRI GASSENDI INSTITUTIO ASTRONOMICA, JUXTA HYPOTHESIS TAM VETERUM QUAM RECENTIORUM. CUI ACCESSERUNT GALILEI GALILEI NUNCIUS SIDEREUS, ET JOHANNIS KEPLERI DIOPTRICE. London: Dickinson, 1683. 3rd ed. 8vo. In three parts. [16], 199, [1], 50, 51-172 pp. Retaining the four plates, but lacking text pages 1-4, 79/80, 143/144, 173 and final leaf. Four plates on black background and numerous woodcut illustrations throughout. Bound in period full calf, rebacked in period style, boards with some scuffs, light loss at corners, a few marginal tears and chips, some light marginal worming, early ink to pastedown and front blank (bleeding through just a bit onto title leaf), some water-staining near front and rear (small and marginal at rear, large near front and tending toward upper margin), a few instances of rather light foxing, Good. Defective copy though a scarce and highly desireable book.

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John Flamsteed.  Philosophical Transactions, 1687

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Description: PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS, Num. 191. London, 1687. 8.5" x 6.25". Folding engraved plan, 407- 450 pp. In modern paper wrappers. Some light chipping touching neatline of plate at lower margin, plate and first/last couple of leaves with light and faded water-staining, one corner-chip (no loss), else Very Good. ******************************** Containing scientific essays by John Flamsteed and others, including Flamsteed's Tide-Table. Other topics include diseases of dogs, a description of lake Cirknits, and blood and circulation in the human body.

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Malthus.  On the Principle of Population

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Description: Malthus, Thomas Robert. AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION; OR, A VIEW OF ITS PAST AND PRESENT EFFECTS ON HUMAN HAPPINESS. London: for Johnson, 1807. 4th ed. 2 vol., 8vo. iii-xvi, 580; iii-vii, [1], 484, [60] pp., half-titles lacking. Period full calf, all boards detached, leather with scuffs, retaining title labels in gilt. Contents quite clean overall with only an occasional spot or two of foxing.

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[Manuscript, Astrology]  Flisco. Decas De Fato…

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Description: Flisco [Maurizio Fieschi]. DECAS DE FATO ANNISQUE FATALIBUS TAM HOMINIBUS QUAM REGNIS MUNDI. Late 17th / Early 18th century complete transcription of the above work by Fieschi. Folio (15.25" x 9".) [1 blank], [189], [2 blank] leaves. Bound in modern blue 1/2 morocco over marbled boards with spine lettered in gilt. Spine faded and light wear to edges (minor loss to corners.) Contents with light to moderate toning and foxing, three leaves at front with paper repairs to margins with minor loss (one with small piece of tape applied.) Very Good. **************************************** An interesting manuscript replicating even the in-text horoscope charts and the printer's device on the title-page as found in the printed edition. Originally printed in 1665, the work is quite scarce with only a few institutional copies located. [Houzeau/Lancaster 5260; Caillet 4019; Gardner, Astrologica 411]

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[Manuscript, Science, Botany, Butterflies]

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Description: Manuscript letter on single leaf, folded. From Jean Baptiste Boisduval to John George Children, circa 1836. 9.75" x 8". Creased as folded, small hole to center near fold, some light soiling, early paper repair to a marginal chip (on blank panel), refer to photos. *********************************** Jean Baptiste Boisduval (1799-1879) was a French botanist and lepidopterist (butterflies and moths.) The letter is addressed to John George Children who was a British chemist and zoologist. The letter is essentially a request from Boisduval that Children would send him a sample Lepidoptera from New Holland or Guinea; Boisduval explains that he is updating his work on Lepidoptera and that the samples would be of use in his endeavor. Almost certainly, he is referring to his "Species General des Lepidopteres, " published in 1836. French entomologist Louis Alexandre August Chevrolat is also mentioned in the letter. A full, typed English translation of the letter is included with this item.

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[Manuscript] Antonio Cocchi & Antonio Gori

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Description: Manuscript on single folded leaf from Antonio Cocchi (letter written in third person) to Antonio Francesco Gori. Manuscript to recto only, with red wax seal. Leaf measures 13" x 9", contains 15 lines of text, dated 1735. Several creases and some soiling, chip to one corner (no loss), Very Good. *********************************** A letter to Gori in which Cocchi requests the third volume of an unspecified work to be delivered to him straight from the press. Gori authored many works as did Cocchi, and this pair of Italian antiquaries were known to be associated. The pair collaborated in what most would consider to be the macabre treatment of Galileo's remains when he was exhumed in 1737; Cocchi and Gori took it upon themselves to keep a relic from Galileo's skeleton. Gori took the right forefinger and thumb, and Cocchi took the fifth lumbar vertebra (which is still preserved in the Science Hall of the Padua University.) Antonio Cocchi (1695-1758) was an Italian physician, naturalist and writer (among other things.) Cocchi-related manuscript material is quite scarce, and we locate no previous auction appearances of this type. Scarce.

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Newton, Isaac.  Opuscula . . .

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Description: Newton, Isaac. OPUSCULA MATHEMATICA, PHILOSOPHICA ET PHILOLOGICA. Lausanne and Geneva: Marc-Michel Bousquet, 1744. 3 vol. 4to. [6], xxxviii, 420; [2], vi, 423, [1]; vi, 267, "268 ad 272," [273]-566, [2]. 2 folding letterpress tables outside of collation, and 64 folding engraved plates. Wanting half-titles. Bound in period decorative paste-paper over boards, significant wear particularly to edges and corners, paper worn from two spines and the other with chips, cracking along hinges though all intact. Contents with some light to moderate toning and foxing, and five leaves with old marginal paper repairs. **************************************** First collected edition of these treatises by Newton. Complete in 3 volumes though originally 8 volumes were planned. "A fine piece of bookmaking" (Babson, 9.)

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[Philosophical Transactions, Lot of 8]

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Description: Group of articles extracted from Philosophical Transactions, mostly from the late 1700s. Several with folding plates, each bound with an archival backing, most large 4to, all clean and Very Good. Includes: **** "An Account of several fiery Meteors seen in North America: In a Letter to John Pringle.... " [ca. 1764] ***** "An extraordinary Case of three Pins swallowed by a Girl, and discharged at the Shoulder." [ca. 1769]. ***** "An Account of the Death of a Person destroyed by Ligthning...." With folding plate. [ca. 1772] ***** "An Account of an Appearance of Light, like a Star, seen in the dark Part of the Moon, on Friday the 7th of March...at Norwich...." With folding plate. [ca. 1794] ***** "An Account of the Dissection of an Hermaphrodite Dog" With folding plate. [ca. 1799] ***** "Some Particulars of the present State of Mount Vesuvius; with the Account of a Journey...." 1 folding map and 2 folding views. [ca. 1786] ***** "Astronomical Observations relating to the Mountains of the Moon." With folding plate. [ca. 1780] ***** "Some Account of a new Volcano in the Mediterranean" With 3 plates (including 1 map.) [ca. 1832] ******************************** Total of 8 items. As-is.

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Ptolemy.  Cosmographia, 1490

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Description: Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus.) COSMOGRAPHIA. [Rome: Petrus de Turre, 1490.] Folio, 428 x 285mm, a2-c8 on shorter leaves measuring 411 x 275mm. Text portion only, lacking all maps. A2-C8, D6, E5, a2-10, b-g8, h3, 2a-2b8, 2c2-4. Lacks blanks A1, E6, a1, h4, 2c6, and lacks leaf A2 (provided in early manuscript), 2c1, and colophon 2c5. Modern 1/4 morocco over cloth boards. Contents generally clean overall though front section with faint damp-staining to front margin and some other spots of soiling in places (mostly marginal), some unobtrusive pin-hole worming in places, numerous marginal chips with tissue repairs (no loss of text), several leaves near front strengthened with tissue along front margin, leaves near front with small stains and repairs near gutter, a few instances of brief notations in early ink. *************************************** The second Rome edition. The text only was first published in 1475, and subsequent 15th century editions of Bologna, Rome and Ulm were published with maps.

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Wilkins.  Mathematical Magick, Or The Wonders …

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Description: Wilkins, John. MATHEMATICAL MAGICK: OR, THE WONDERS THAT MAY BE PERFORMED BY MECHANICAL GEOMETRY. London: Baldwin, 1691. 4th ed. 6.25" x 4". Engraved portrait frontis, [16], 295, [1] pp., final leaf wanting and provided in facsimile. Period calf boards rebacked, endpapers renewed, corners rounded. Contents generally quite clean though frontis with some toning, former owner's stamp and signature to title, title and frontis with some slight marginal chipping, else Very Good. **************************** Numerous woodcut figures and several large (some full-page) engravings on steel throughout text. Including many strange and some fantastic devices such as planes, clocks, etc., "the first text on mechanics available in the English language" (Bib. Mech.) [Wing W2201; ESTC R15643]

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[American Black Aviation]  Black Wings [SIGNED]

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Description: Powell, Lieut. William J. BLACK WINGS. Los Angeles: Ivan Deach, Jr., 1934. 8vo. With frontis and numerous illustrations in-text. Ex-library, bound in blue cloth with markings, front pastedown with evidence of pocket removal and due date stamps to front blank, frontis and title with perforated blind-stamps, title verso with three small ink-stamps, else the text is unmarked save for the author's signature on the dedication leaf. Contents with mild age-tone, shallow and faded water-stain to upper and outer margin throughout, one large corner-chip removing two letters, and approximately a dozen closed tears in places throughout (most about 1".) Fair. *************************************** First edition of this exceedingly rare work. "Autograph First Edition" signed in red pencil by Powell on the dedication leaf. Powell served in WWI and suffered from the effects of poison gas. Upon his return, he attempted to enter aviation but was unable to do so due to his race. Eventually he did find an aviation school in California who admitted him, and he became a successful figure in aviation. The present work is Powell's attempt to encourage African-Americans to join in the emerging aviation industry. The present copy is accompanied by a soft-cover copy of Black Wings / The American Black in Aviation, by Von Hardesty and Dominick. Pisano.

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[American Revolution] Letters to the Ministry …

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Description: Bernard, Francis. LETTERS TO THE MINISTRY FROM GOVERNOR BERNARD, GENERAL CAGE, AND COMMODORE HOOD. Boston: Edes & Gill, 1769. 8vo. 108 pp. Nicely bound in modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards, title label in gilt and decorative gilt devices in compartments. Contents with some off-setting/toning, else a Very Good example. ******************************************* First edition. An important tract on the causes of the American Revolution. This pamphlet was one of the first major "leaks' in American history. Bernard was governor of Massachusetts during the Stamp Act Crisis and was not well liked by the colonists. He was replaced as governor by Thomas Hutchinson in 1769, after being burned in effigy. He had made his feelings clear to various officials in London, while expressing strong views on how to stamp out dissent in Boston. Copies of the papers were obtained by parties (still unknown), who published them. A firestorm of protests followed, and the resulting ill- feeling only added to the growing anger of the colonials. "On the turbulent state of affairs in Boston resulting from the Stamp Act" - Howes. EVANS 11176. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 69a. SABIN 4923. ESTC W13583. HOWES B383.

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[Benavides]  Memorial of Benavides, Limited Ed.

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Description: Benavides, Alonso de. THE MEMORIAL OF FRAY ALONSO DE BENAVIDES 1630. Chicago, 1916. 9" x 6.25". xiii, 309 pp. With forty-four photogravure illustrations. In publisher's 1/2 brown over tan cloth, top edge gilt, , some slight toning to spine. Contents clean, a Very Good example. *********************************** #151 from an edition limited to 300 copies. This important work, edited by Mrs. Edward Ayer, translates the memorial of Franciscan Alonso Benavides, the best account of early 17th-century New Mexico. Extensive notes by Charles F. Lummis and Frederick Webb Hodge supplement the narrative. Of the greatest interest, however, are the extraordinary gravure illustrations from photographs by Adam Clark Vroman and Charles F. Lummis. These show Indian sites and churches - or ruins of churches - in New Mexico, as well as New Mexico landscape. Beautifully printed by the firm of John Andrew & Son of Chicago, they are an overlooked photographic treasure trove from two notable 20th-century photographers of New Mexico. GRAFF 250.

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Bossu. Nouveaux Voyages aux Indes Occidentales

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Description: Bossu, Jean Bernard. NOUVEAUX VOYAGES AUX INDES OCCIDENTALES; CONTENANT UNE RELATION DES DIFFERENS PEUPLES QUI HABITENT LES ENVIRONS DU GRAND FLEUVE SAINT-LOUIS, APPELLÉ VULGAIREMENT LE MISSISSIPI; LEUR RELIGION; LEUR GOUVERNEMENT; LEURS MOEURS; LEURS GUERRES & LEUR COMMERCE. Paris: Le Jay, 1768. 2 vol., 6.5" x 3.75". xx, 244; [4], 264 pp. + 4 engraved plates. Period French-style calf boards, very sympathetically rebacked with gilt to style, first volume with original labels laid on, marbled page-ends and original marbled endpapers. Some chipping and loss of leather to edges/corners. Contents excellent overall, quite clean, one leaf with small paper repair to margin, Very Good. An attractive set. ************************************************ Bossu went to Louisiana in 1750 as a captain of the Marines. This narrative is comprised of a series of twenty-one letters to the Marquis de L'Estrade, describing his life and travels in the vast Louisiana country from 1751 to 1762. His ventures ranged from Fort Chartres, in present-day Illinois, to Mobile, and along the Mississippi River. His visit to New Orleans took place only thirty years after its founding, and he was able to gather considerable information from the recollections of locals. "Bossu wrote well and his letters not only give an interesting picture of life in the Mississippi Valley and the Mobile Country to the east at the beginning of the second half of the eighteenth century, but incorporated also are many sketches of events in preceding years" - Streeter. "For comments, too critical of the ministry, Bossu was imprisoned and his book banned for awhile in France; this probably accounts for the scarcity of the first edition, of which Sabin found no record" - Howes. An important West Florida book. Servies for some unknown reason cites the first English edition and puts this first edition in a footnote. HOWES B626, "b." CLARK II:5. STREETER SALE 1518. MEISEL III:349. SABIN 6465 (ref). SERVIES 491 (ref).

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[American Civil War, Naval Conflict]

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Description: [Preble, George H. ]: THE CHASE OF THE REBEL STEAMER OF WAR ORETO, COMMANDER J.N. MAFFITT, C.S.N. INTO THE BAY OF MOBILE, BY THE UNITED STATES STEAM SLOOP ONEIDA, COMMANDER GEO. HENRY PREBLE, U.S.N. SEPTEMBER 4, 1862. Cambridge: Printed for Private Circulation, 1862. 8vo. 60pp. Disbound, old institutional stamp to title, early ink inscription to title margin shaved, else contents quite clean and Very Good. *********************************************** "A compilation of letters, reports, and petitions for Preble's reinstatement in the navy; contains details not found in...usual sources" [Nevins]. In this incident Preble, senior officer of the blockading force off Mobile, "suffered the most serious misfortune of his career when he allowed the Confederate cruiser Oreto (Florida) to break through into the bay" [DAB]. Navy Secretary Welles dismissed him from the service, but he was reinstated in 1863 after protesting "energetically." Howes P563. I Nevins 231. Nicholson 668

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[American Revolution] Henry Clinton's Letter ...

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Description: Clinton, Henry, Lieut. Gen.: A LETTER FROM LIEUT. GEN. SIR HENRY CLINTON, K.B. TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, RELATIVE TO SOME OBSERVATIONS IN THEIR SEVENTH REPORT, WHICH MAY BE JUDGED TO IMPLY CENSURE ON THE LATE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S ARMY IN NORTH AMERICA. London: J. Debrett, 1784. 31, [1] pp. 8vo. Stitched pamphlet housed in custom paper folder. Light toning to title and final leaf verso, else a very clean and unopened copy, much as issued. ***************************************** The report of the Commissioners implied that Clinton had made too liberal use of Royal funds. He replies to those imputations with considerable heat. Despite lacking the explanatory slip (not found with all copies), still an excellent example of this scarce pamphlet. SABIN 13750. HOWES C494. ESTC T513.

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[Broadside, American Civil War & Politics]

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Description: [Broadside] TO WAR DEMOCRATS AND ALL UNION MEN. [Lebanon, Ohio?: 1868]. Broadside, printed in three columns. 8.5" x 11.25". Slight edge wear, very faint horizontal crease. Very Good. ******************************* A scarce and evidently unrecorded broadside by a former employee of the Lebanon, Ohio 'Patriot'. 'The Patriot' supported the Copperhead Clement Vallandigham's bid for a Congressional seat in the 1868 elections. Leffingwell hates Vallandigham, "the ever-present, ever-incessant and unwelcome destroyer of Democratic peace and quiet" and "the most despised of all traitors." During the Civil War he used "every means to help traitors in the destruction of the Government." Supporting the rest of the Democratic ticket, headed by Seymour and Blair, Leffingwell urges his fellow Ohio Democrats to "wipe from the mind of decent existence the polluted name of Clement L. Vallandigham."

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[Cresap]  A Biographical Sketch . . .

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Description: [Jacob, John.] A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE CAPT. MICHAEL CRESAP. Cumberland, Md.: Printed for the Author, by J.M. Buchanan, 1826. 123, [1 errata] pp. 6.75" x 4". Bound in period half morocco over marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. The whole rubbed and with some wear/loss to edges and corners. Contents with some toning and foxing, a very light faded water-stain to lower margin throughout, several corrections in period ink throughout and some period ink to pastedowns. *************************************** First edition of this biography of Captain Cresap. This copy appears to have belonged to an editor as several corrections (which are not noted on the errata leaf) to the text appear in period ink and match the corrected text of later editions. The present work is a defence of Cresap against charges that he slaughtered Indians before the beginning of the Revolutionary War. In particular, Cresap became infamous in the case of the Indian, Logan, and the murder of his defenseless family in 1774. "This biography of Cresap was written to refute Jefferson's account in NOTES ON VIRGINIA....The immediate occasion for this now rare book, written by the revolutionary officer, later clergyman, who had married Cresap's widow, was the reopening of old sores by [Joseph] Doddridge in his then recently published NOTES [ON THE SETTLEMENT AND INDIAN WARS, OF THE WESTERN PARTS OF VIRGINIA & PENNSYLVANIA, FROM THE YEAR 1763 UNTIL THE YEAR 1783 INCLUSIVE] of 1824. The defense is complete and the biography is of absorbing interest" - Streeter. Provenance: bookplate of Charles Sanders to rear pastedown. HOWES J32, "b." SABIN 35488. STREETER SALE 1335. FIELD 769. THOMSON 640. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 24967. DAB IV, p.538 (Cresap).

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[Description of 17th c. America]

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Description: Clarke, Samuel. A MIRROR OR LOOKING-GLASSE BOTH FOR SAINTS AND SINNERS… London: Newberry, 1657. [WITH] Second part with separate title-page, A GEOGRAPHICALL DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD, with same imprint and date. 10.25" x 6.75". [16], 702, [10]; [2], 225, [3] pp. + engraved title-page (partially colored) to first part. Wanting portrait, one ad leaf, and 3 leaves from the Table at end. Engraved title dated 1656. Bound in 19th c. morocco with spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Hinges and extremities rubbed and scuffed. Contents with moderate general soiling and staining in places, approx. 30 leaves with old marginal paper repairs (approaching text) including the title leaves which are also laid down, approx. 9 leaves with repairs or chips removing or obscuring some text (refer to photos), several other closed tears and marginal chips without loss, some water-staining in one area near end of second part, last couple of leaves (Table) with heavy tearing and repairs, a few old ink markings, Fair. **************************** Third edition of the first part and first edition of the second part. A description of America is found on pages 169-190 of the second part [Sabin 13447], and Raleigh's discovery of Virginia in 1584 is described as well as "New-Boston." Provenance: Early ink signature of John Walton to title of second part. [Wing C4551]

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[Third Congress, Acts, 1794]

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Description: ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRD CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, ON MONDAY, THE SECOND OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-THREE, AND OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES THE EIGHTEENTH. Philadelphia: Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1794. 8vo. [1]-144, [i]-iii pp. Bound in modern blue quarter morocco over marbled boards, Very Good. Two leaves with old ink-stamp (Department of Justice Library) to margin, tape repair near gutter of page 3, last two leaves (contents) with discreet marginal tissue repairs, some occasional light foxing, wide margins, untrimmed. An unopened copy with contents much as issued, Very Good. ********************************** First edition. The First Session of the landmark Third Congress, barring any subjects of the United States from engaging in the international slave trade; establishing a naval force and the Post Office and Post Roads, with a listing of the roads; the neutrality law; resolutions setting in motion the process of adopting the Eleventh Amendment, prohibiting suits against a State in the federal courts, and authorizing the Embargo; material on the excise tax on liquors, which gave rise to the ensuing Whisky Rebellion. All Acts are signed in type by President Washington. Evans 27827

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Catlin's North American Indians [Hand-Colored]

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Description: Catlin, George. ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CONDITION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1866. 2 vol. in 8vo (9.5" x 6".) viii, 264; viii, 265, [1] pp. + 310 hand-colored etched illustrations on 177 leaves, 3 hand-colored maps (one of which is folding), and all plates with guard leaves. Bound in original 1/2 green morocco over marbled boards with spine lettered in gilt and with gilt devices in compartments depicting Indian busts, tomahawks and peace-pipes. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some small and light scuffs to extremities, a bit of fading to spine of second volume, gutters lightly cracked, bindings and text-blocks tight and square. Contents very clean with only a few instances of very light foxing. Engraved armorial bookplates of George Edmonstone McLeod to front pastedowns. An excellent example. ********************************** The special hand-colored issue of the tenth edition. Sabin, Howes and Field comment on the rarity of this issue, and possibly only 12 of them were produced. The hand-coloring is very well executed and thorough. This classic work presents Catlin's detailed letters which describe his eight years among Native Americans. A scarce edition in wonderful condition. [Sabin 11537; Field 260; Howes C241]

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Colden.  Five Indian Nations of Canada

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Description: Colden, Cadwallader. THE HISTORY OF THE FIVE INDIAN NATIONS OF CANADA. London: Osborne, 1747. 8" x 5". xvi, [4], 1-90, [4], 91-204, 283, [1], folding map frontis. Period calf. Binding dry and with scuffs, label lacking, hinges cracked (binding intact), front blanks loose, top corner of title cut, early inscriptions to title and following page, otherwise a rather clean copy and Very Good internally with only a few minor instances of foxing. ************************************************** First London edition. Howes notes that this is the first history of the Iroquois Confederation. This edition also contains the additional 283 pp. section entitled "Papers Relating to an Act of the Assembly of the Province of New York for Encouragement of the Indian Trade and for Prohibiting the Selling of Indian Goods to the French..." Provenance: Early engraved bookplate of Louis Lands to front pastedown. [European Americana 747/38; Howes C560 ("aa"); Sabin 14273; Streeter sale II:868; Vail 435.]

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Cumings. [American Revolution, Early Am. Imprint]

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Description: Cumings, Henry. A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE HIS HONOR THOMAS CUSHING, ESQ; LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR, THE HONORABLE THE COUNCIL, AND THE TWO BRANCHES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS MAY 28, 1783. BEING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GENERAL ELECTION. Boston: T. and J. Fleet, 1783. 8vo. 55, [1 blank] pp. Stitched tract, with the half title (detached.) Light foxing and consistent age-tone, edges untrimmed and with some minor chipping/fraying, early ink to title, several instances of faded marginal water-stains. Overall quite good with numerous unopened leaves, untrimmed, much as issued. ******************************************** First edition. An unusually interesting sermon, preached just after the close of the Revolutionary War, with British troops awaiting their return home from American soil. Cumings opines that Americans who joined the British against their countrymen should forfeit their citizenship and property. He argues that a continued federation of the States is essential. The result is an interesting review of American society at the end of the War. [Evans 17899; Sabin 17896]

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[Early American Imprint, Jewish Bookseller]

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Description: [James, W.]: THE LETTERS OF CHARLOTTE, DURING HER CONNEXION WITH WERTER. VOL. I [-Vol. II]. New York: Printed by William A. Davis, For Napthali Judah, Bookseller and Stationer, No. 87 Water-street, 1797. 6.5" x 3.5". Port. frontis, half title. pp xii, [13]-117, [blank], [half title], [blank], [title page, vol. II], [blank], [125]-240 [as issued]. Period sheep boards rebacked at an early date, rubbed and some chipping (loss at corners). Contents lightly foxed and with consistent age-tone, corners rounded, a few instances of marginal stains and other minor blemishes. Good or better. *********************************** Scarce. Evans records printings by Davis for Swords and Gomez, respectively, differing only in the imprint, but missed this printing for Judah, the early American Jewish bookseller and printer. NAIP locates only five copies of the present. Judah was a prominent member of New York City's Jewish community, pillar of Congregation Shearith Israel, and Sachem of Tammany Hall. NAIP w013556 [5]. Shipton & Mooney 48167. Bristol B9982. 276 NUC 0037143 [1].

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[Fort Pillow Massacre, Civil War]

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Description: REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR. FORT PILLOW MASSACRE. RETURNED PRISONERS. Washington, 1864. Senate Issue. 8vo. 128; 34, and 4 leaves of woodcuts depicting emaciated soldiers returned from captivity (captions on verso.) Original brown textured cloth with title in gilt to front board, some light soiling to cloth and small chips along spine and corners. Contents clean overall though with some small marginal stains to one section. Very Good. ***************************************** Contains testimony from witnesses of the Battle of Fort Pillow (April 12, 1864) during the American Civil War. The battle ended in the massacre of Union troops who were attempting to surrender. The final report contained in this work deals with the condition of returned prisoners of war. [Sabin 25164]

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Forbes' History of Upper and Lower California

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Description: Forbes, Alexander. CALIFORNIA: A HISTORY OF UPPER AND LOWER CALIFORNIA...A FULL VIEW OF THE MISSIONARY ESTABLISHMENTS AND CONDITION OF THE FREE AND DOMESTICATED INDIANS. WITH AN APPENDIX RELATING TO STEAM NAVIGATION IN THE PACIFIC. London. 1839. 8vo. xvi, 352 pp. + ten lithographed plates and folding map, publisher's slip inserted between 338/339. Bound in early 20th c. gilt-ruled 1/2 levant with spine lettered in gilt and top edge gilt. Hinges rubbed, slight loss to corners, gutter cracked after title leaf, title with very faint circular blind-stamp, text quite clean overall, some plates with margins cropped closely, a couple of plates with faded stains and others with patches of foxing, overall contents quite clean. A Very Good example. **************************************************** "First book in the English language devoted exclusively to California and of permanent value on its Indians and early missions" - Howes. An important account by one of the first Anglo-Saxons to explore this unknown territory, although he did not see the region until after the book was published, having collected information from his agents working there. "...He reaped the reward of his enterprise by securing the possession of the great quicksilver mines, now worked by the firm of which he is the head..." - Sabin. The map, produced for inclusion in this work, shows upper and lower California, Mexico (including Texas) and Guatemala, with insets of Pacific harbors. The handsome plates depict Indians and views of the missions. HOWES F242. HILL 619. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1317. COWAN, p.217. STREETER SALE 2491. FIELD 550. GRAFF 1377. ZAMORANO 80, 38. SABIN 25035.

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Foxcroft [Early Amer. Imprint, Presentation Copy]

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Description: Foxcroft, Thomas: THE DIVINE RIGHT OF DEACONS. A SERMON PREACH'D ON OCCASION OF THE ORDINATION OF MR. ZECHARIAH THAYER, TO THE OFFICE OF A DEACON IN THE OLD OR FIRST GATHER'D CHURCH IN BOSTON, LORD'S DAY, MAY 23, 1731. BY...ONE OF THE PASTORS OF SAID CHURCH. Boston, New-England: B. Green for D. Henchman and J. Phillips, and Sold at their Shops., 1731. 8vo. [4], 42, [1 errata], [1 blank] pp, with half-title. Bound in paper over boards with printed paper title-lable. Toning and foxing, small paper remnant to half-title leaf, dark water-stain to lower quarter throughout though largest near front and dissipating toward the rear. An untrimmed example with generous margins. Slightly clipped presentation inscription to half-title. ********************************** First edition, presentation copy with inscription to half-title reading, "Steph. Sewall's. The Gift of the Rev. Author." In this early American imprint, Reverend Foxcroft explains the Office of Deacon. That Office, a "special calling," was "instituted and receiv'd in the first days of the Gospel." Evans 3421.

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[American Politics]  Gilson's View of Democracy

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Description: Gilson, C.L.: VIEWS OF DEMOCRACY; CONTAINING GLANCES OF THE POLITICAL CONTESTS IN THE UNITED STATES; EXPLAINING THE PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY, AND THOSE OF FEDERALISM; SHOWING THE DIFFERENCE WHICH EXISTS BETWEEN THE TWO PRINCIPLES, ETC. ; TOGETHER WITH RESOLVES FOR THE DEMOCRACY. N.p.: Published for the author, 1841. 8vo. 16pp, disbound, light wear and scattered moderate foxing, a bit limp. Good+. *********************************** The bombastic political style of this rare pamphlet exceeds even that of its contemporaries. It was written after William Henry Harrison's election and appeared in the first few months of 1841, before his inauguration and untimely death. Gilson traces the Whigs to the "British Tories" who later comprised the Federalist Party, the "same men who rejoiced at the death of Washington." He further argues that The National Bank was used "to trample the constitution, the laws and government in the dust." Gilson's favorite is "the little Democrat from Kinderhook," Martin Van Buren. This pamphlet, evidently unrecorded, must be one of the first to mention the phrase, "O.K., oll Korrect," which Gilson says he saw on a Whig banner at the "New England whig convention, September 10th." He gives an amusing contemporary description of the Convention, and of some of the more boisterous aspects of the 1840 campaign. Not in Sabin, NUC, AI, Cronin & Wise [Harrison], Wise & Cronin [Van Buren], Eberstadt, Decker. Scarce.

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Greenhow's History of Oregon & California

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Description: Greenhow, Robert. THE HISTORY OF OREGON AND CALIFORNIA, AND THE OTHER TERRITORIES ON THE NORTH-WEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA.... London. 1844. xviii, [2], 482, [8] pp. ads, errata slip, and folding map. Publisher's cloth with paper title label to spine. Label worn and with small chips, very discreetly rebacked with original spine laid on, text-block tight and square. Map with long closed tear discreetly repaired with tissue, some light fraying to margins, and some small stains. Small former owner's bookplate and booksellers label to front pastedown, else contents quite clean and bright with only an occasional spot of light foxing. Housed in slip-case. Very Good. **************************************** The first British publication of the greatly enlarged edition of Greenhow's earlier MEMOIR..., first issued as a government document in 1840. "Among contemporary writers on the Oregon Question, and on the events of Oregon history on which the question depended, Greenhow deserves first place" - Eberstadt. The map for this edition, entitled "Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America, to illustrate the History of California, Oregon, and other Countries on the North-West Coast of America," is new to the enlarged edition. "The ablest and most important work of its time..." - Cowan. The collation and map are identical to the Boston 1844, or first enlarged, edition. EBERSTADT 114:340 (ref). TWENEY 89, 25 (ref). HILL 724. HOWES G389. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 22. SABIN 28632. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 481. COWAN, p.249 (note).

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Hamilton, Madison, Jay [Federalist Papers]

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Description: Hamilton, Alexander; James Madison; and John Jay. LE FEDERALISTE, OU COLLECTION DE QUELQUES ECRITS EN FAVEUR DE LA CONSTITUTION PROPOSEE AUX ETATS-UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE, PAR LA CONVENTION CONVOQUEE EN 1787.... Paris: Chez Buisson, 1792. 2 vol., 8vo. [5], xxii-lii, 366; [4], 511 pp. Half title in each volume. Period 1/4 calf over decorative boards, title labels in gilt. Small engraved former owner's bookplates to pastedowns, early inscription in ink to half-title of first volume, first gathering near front of first volume with very slight worming just touching a couple of letters, one leaf with closed tear along margin, else a very clean and attractive set overall with only the very minor occasional blemish. An excellent example. ****************************************************** First French edition, variant issue without the introduction by the translator, of this classic of American political theory. This is also the first edition to identify the otherwise anonymous authors, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Another French edition, with a long introduction by M. Trudaine de la Sablière, the French translator, was also published by Buisson in 1792, and its omission explains the pagination in the present item. The present variant retains the original title-page, with John Jay's name misspelled as "Gay," and uses the same sheets from the other 1792 printing. This French translation was the first to appear after the original first printing of 1788, in accord with the definite sympathies which existed between the two countries. HOWES H114, "aa." SABIN 23993. FORD 18. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 19. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 234.

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Jenyns on the Taxation of the American Colonies

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Description: [Jenyns, Soame.] THE OBJECTIONS TO THE TAXATION OF OUR AMERICAN COLONIES, BY THE LEGISLATURE OF GREAT BRITAIN, BRIEFLY CONSIDER'D. London: Printed for J. Wilkie, 1765. 8vo. 23 pp. 1/2 morocco over marbled boards, rebacked with spine laid on, some light scuffs and loss at corners. Contents quite clean, a Very Good example. ********************************************************* Second edition, printed the same year as the first, of this defense of the Stamp Act. Jenyns, a poet and member of Parliament, argues in favor of the right to tax the colonists and rejects various claims against British taxation. In a rather condescending tone Jenyns calls the arguments against the right to tax the colonists insolent and absurd. The pamphlet produced several strong responses by colonial sympathizers, including James Otis' CONSIDERATIONS ON BEHALF OF THE COLONISTS, also printed in 1765. SABIN 36053. HOWES J103. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 65-13b.

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Joseph Galloway's Observations on Gen. Howe

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Description: [Galloway, Joseph.] A REPLY TO THE OBSERVATIONS OF LIEUT. GEN. SIR WILLIAM HOWE, ON A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED LETTERS TO A NOBLEMAN: IN WHICH HIS MISREPRESENTATIONS ARE DETECTED, AND THOSE LETTERS ARE SUPPORTED, BY A VARIETY OF NEW MATTER AND ARGUMENT. London. 1780. 8vo. [4],149, [2] pp. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, old ink-stamp to page one, a few instances of minor small stains/spots though contents quite clean overall. Very Good. ****************************************** First London edition, after the very rare New York printing of 1777 (most copies of that edition were destroyed by a New York mob) and another of 1780. Galloway, former Loyalist "Superintendent" of Philadelphia during the British occupation of 1777-78, herein replies to Gen. Howe's OBSERVATIONS..., preaching to him on how he could have won the war. In spite of its combative tone, the pamphlet does provide important details on the Revolution in 1777-78, the nature of the countryside, etc. Galloway attacks Howe's defense that he was forced to fight in forests by stating that at least two-thirds and in many places five-sixths of the area in question was cleared farmland. The appendix includes a letter from Henry Laurens describing the want of supplies and food by the American army at Valley Forge. HOWES G48, "aa." AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 80-35a. SABIN 26443.

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Knox's Journal of the Campaigns in North-America

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Description: Knox, John, Capt. AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE CAMPAIGNS IN NORTH-AMERICA, FOR THE YEARS 1757, 1758, 1759, AND 1760: CONTAINING THE MOST REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES OF THAT PERIOD; PARTICULARLY THE TWO SIEGES OF QUEBEC, &c. &c..... London: Printed for the Author; and sold by W. Johnston..., 1769. 2 vol., 4to. ix, [7], 405 pp. + errata leaf and folding map; [2],465 pp. + errata leaf. Lacking the two portraits. Modern 1/2 calf over speckled boards, original labels laid onto spines. Several occasions of old ink-stamps of the New Jersey Historical Society to titles and a couple of other places, several early ownership signatures and notations in places (SEE PROVENANCE, BELOW), one leaf with frayed edges, map with a few closed tears and one long tissue repair, otherwise generally clean with some light and scattered foxing in various places. **************************************************** "One of the most accurate and detailed accounts available on the sieges of Louisbourg and Quebec" - TPL. Knox arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with his regiment in 1757 to take part in the anticipated expedition against Louisbourg, although the attack was postponed and the regiment did not see action in the siege. They did take part in the battle of the Plains of Abraham, served under James Murray at Quebec in the winter of 1759-60, and participated in the capitulation of Montreal in 1760. The map, by Thomas Kitchin, shows the British dominions in North America according to the treaty of 1763. *** PROVENANCE *** Bought of Richard Brooke Roberts by Joseph Bloomfield, as inscribed, and with Bloomfield bookplate laid in at front. Joseph Bloomfield (1753-1823) was the fourth Governor of New Jersey and a Revolutionary War soldier; with his signature to page 1 of first volume. Roberts was a member of the Legion of the United States, whose members were appointed by Washington. A marginal note in ink (page 322, first volume) by Roberts remarks on a passage from the text regarding the murder of two Indian babies. Richard Roberts died in 1797, and Joseph Bloomfield witnessed his will. There is no date to indicate exactly when Bloomfield acquired this book from Roberts, but it was likely purchased near the time of Roberts' death.

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[Abraham Lincoln]  Wallpaper from Lincoln's Room

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Description: [Fragment of wallpaper from Lincoln's death room] Laid into: Oldroyd, Osborn H. WORDS OF LINCOLN. Washington D.C.: O. H. Oldroyd, 1895. Plates. 8vo in red cloth, cloth with some fading and soiling, contents clean. *********************** Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on front blank "Very Truly Yours, O.H. Oldroyd, 516 10th St. Washington D.C. Feb. 19, 1896." With fragment of wallpaper laid down on rear pastedown and with note in ink, "Taken from the wall of the room in which Lincoln died. 516 10th St. Washington D.C." Osborn H. Oldroyd (1842-1930) was a Civil War sergeant, writer, and collector of Lincoln memorabilia. He briefly rented the former home of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, which Oldroyd converted into The Lincoln Museum in 1884. Oldroyd moved his family (and collection of Lincoln memorabilia) to the Peterson House in Washington, D.C., where Lincoln died. The majority of Oldroyd's collection was later sold to the U.S. government in 1925 and moved to the Ford Theatre.

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Lambert's Travels in Canada & the U.S.

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Description: Lambert, John. TRAVELS THROUGH CANADA, AND THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1806, 1807, & 1808. London: for C. Cradock and W. Joy, 1813. Second Edition, Corrected and Improved. 2 vol. in 8vo. xxxiv, [2], 544; viii, 532 pp + 18 engraved plates (including folding map frontis) approximately half of which are hand-colored and others sepia-toned (Complete as per the directions to the binder leaf.) Bound in period diced calf boards, with plain rebacking, boards dry with scuffs and loss at edges/corners. Frontis map with a few closed tears and tape repairs, some off-setting from plates, one leaf with small archival tape repair (see photo), some occasional small stains in places throughout, overall Very Good. ********************************** Second edition, printed after the first of 1810. Lambert provides an intimate picture of the St. Lawrence Valley as well as New York, New England, and the South. Provenance: Later bookplates to blank endpapers of second volume, of A. Roy Tyrer, Jr. and Edwin B. Holden. [Sabin 38734; Howes L40]

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Letters from General Washington . . . 1795

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Description: Washington, George; [Vardill, John; Randolph, John]. LETTERS FROM GENERAL WASHINGTON TO SEVERAL OF HIS FRIENDS, IN JUNE AND JULY, 1776. Philadelphia: Federal Press, 1795. 8vo. [6], 9-44 pp. In later boards, boards detached and chipped, contents with some patchy foxing and a few leaves with closed marginal tears. Good. ******************************* Senator Albert W. Hawkes' copy with presentation card laid in. "Spurious letters first published in London in 1777, variously attributed to John Vardill ('Poplicol'") and to John Randolph" (Evans.) The spurious letters, first printed for a British audience, attempt to portray Washington as being doubtful regarding the Patriot cause. [Evans 28969; Sabin 101741]

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[Map of Bermuda, Schenk and Valk]

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Description: MAPPA AESTIVARUM INSULARUM SIVE BARMUDAS. Amsterdam: Schenck and Valk, [ca. 1715]. Plate 20.25 x 15.5", sheet 24 x 21". Quite clean and bright though with the following minor flaws: Veritical crease to center, two pieces of framer's tape to verso (upper margin), early ink number to upper right corner, tiny pin-hole to upper blank margin. Excellent overall. ********************** A nicely hand-colored example of this map of Bermuda.

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[Map of Texas, Bradford, 1838]

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Description: Bradford, T[homas] G[amaliel]. TEXAS. Entered According to the Act of Congress, in the Year 1838, by T. G. Bradford… Engraved by G. W. Boynton. [Boston, ca. 1839]. Image size (neatline to neatline) 14 3/8" x 11 1/8"; Sheet size 19.25" x 16". Mild age-tone, several tears/chips to margins (most short, none more than 1", not approaching image.) Very Good. ********************************* Bradford was the first maker of atlases to include a seperate map for Texas. There are at least 6 versions of the Bradford map, and all of them are from Bradford's atlases. The present copy is an early issue: Showing only empresario grants and colonies (counties not included); the Nueces River is the southwestern border (later advanced to the Rio Grande.) However, the city of Austin is shown on this map, though it is not indicated as the capital. An important early map of Texas. [Day, Maps of Texas, p. 26; Martin & Martin 31]

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[Plates, Lake Ontario & Lake George, Lot of 2]

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Description: Including: ***** 1: A PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF LAKE GEORGE [with a] PLAN OF TICONDERGOA. [ca. 1759]. Image measures 10" x 6.25", sheet measures 11.5" x 8.25". A nice example with only mild age-tone, two horizontal creases, Very Good. Engraved map issued for the Universal Magazine in 1759 following the Battle of Ticonderoga during the French & Indian War. ****** 2: THE SOUTH VIEW OF OSWEGO ON LAKE ONTARIO. Albany: Gavit & Duthie, [ca. 1850.] Image measures 14.25" x 7.25, sheet measures 15.25" x 10.25". Two 1/2" closed tears (lower margin and right margin) and one very small pin-hole (left corner), three vertical creases and one horizontal crease, else Very Good. (2)

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