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THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!, Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed).
121 Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed). THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2005, 2nd edition. 
92 pp, 8" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554884292 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. SIGNED BY TWO OF THE AUTHORS - ADRIENNE SHADD & KAROLYN SMARDZ FROST - ON TITLE PAGE. "A richly illustrated book, (which) examines the urban connection of the clan destine system of secret routes, safe houses and 'conductors'. Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it explores what happened to them af t e r t h ey arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom !' a t t he R oyal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century from the time of slavery, w hen so me o f T oro nto's white citizens owned slaves, and looks at the world of mid-century Black Torontonians in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplor ed c hapt er in Toro nto' s history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A STORY OF A BOOKMAN:  A BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY., Shipherd, H. Robinson,
122 Shipherd, H. Robinson, A STORY OF A BOOKMAN: A BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY.
New York Exposition Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Signed by Author
96 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H). Signed on the title page: "H. Robinson Shipherd / July 26, 1960". "Here is the story of a busy, useful, and dynamic life - the story of a smalltown boy from Long Island whose alert interest in life and the world has carried him from one happy and rewarding professional experience to another." Typesetter, teacher, minister, editor, printer, publisher. "In this warm, intimate volume is a treasure chest of fascinating, behind-the-scenes information about the art of making books." Contents: In the Country; In the Big Town; To College; In the Big World; In Print; In France; Bacon or Shakspere?; A Variety of Experiences; Pulpit Teaching; Back to Books; Sizing Up the Manuscript; Making the Author Unmistakable; Catching the Boners; Alphabetical Contents at the Rear; The Busy Years; Index. Loose copy of the author's bookplate laid in, two small light stains and a small tear (archivally taped) on page 38, minor light foxing to edges of textblock, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, small chips at top of spine, two tiny closed tears, light browning and foxing to some edges, faint foxing on panels, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
123 Silber, Nina. THE ROMANCE OF REUNION: NORTHERNERS AND THE SOUTH, 1865-1900.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1993. 
257 pp, 9 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0807846856 "The reconciliation of North and South following the Civil War depended as much on cultural imagination as on the politics of Reconstruction. In (this book, the author) documents the transformation fr om hostile sectio nalism to sentimental, gendered reunion rhetoric. Using works of fiction, journalistic accounts, travel literature, dramatic portrayals, minstrel shows, and popular songs, she shows how northern culture created a notion of recon c i liation that roman tacized and feminized southern society." Interior - previous owner's place, date and signature in pencil on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small corner creases on covers - mi grate slightly into adjacent pages, minor faint ink stain on front cover, light ink stain across barcode. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HOCKSHOP.  (THE FABULOUS STORY OF THE "EMPERORS OF PAWNBROKING".), Simpson, William R; Simpson, Florence K.; Samuels, Charles.
124 Simpson, William R; Simpson, Florence K.; Samuels, Charles. HOCKSHOP. (THE FABULOUS STORY OF THE "EMPERORS OF PAWNBROKING".)
Random House, New York, 1954, first edition. 
311 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "This anecdotal profile tells the story of the fabulous 'Emperors of Pawnbroking' - the William (Hockshop) Simpsons who for five generations maintained the oldest, best-known and most respected pawnshop in the United States. This bizarre family business began in 1822 when the first William Simpson came from England and set up New York's first hockshop. From the era of O. Henry to that of Damon Runyon, the Simpsons did business with gypsies, morticians, gamblers, actors, sportsmen and thousands of others who came to their store to solve unique personal problems. Among the items handled by the Simpsons were the fabulous Hope Diamond, a Stradivarius, a ten-volume History of the Jews, fifteenth-century manuscripts, paintings, a set of Chinese screens, rugs, linens, coins, antiques, watches and a Crusader's giant thumb ring. The people who hocked these varied treasures were famous and infamous, rich and poor, e t h i c a l a nd not so ethical. There are stories here about 'sleepers' - those unexpected bargains that turn up so rarely, and there is an expose of clever frauds and shady tricks used in the past. In addition, the appendix covers techniques an d cu st om s of pa wnbroking and gives five basic rules for hockers, plus a brief history of borrowing and lending through the ages. Here you will learn how to protect yourself, how to tell genuine from fake merchandise, some dependable trade n ame s, an d h ow to de t erm ine value." Very light browning to pages, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light soiling on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slight cocked, a few small faint waterm arks on top of tex tbl ock. Dust jacket has light browning, moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, very small chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped, light rubbing. Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE:  THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN., Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain.  Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney.  Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr.
125 Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain. Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney. Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr. MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE: THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1997 0806129735 / 9780806129730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
179 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "Cochise was a name that struck terror into hearts across the Southwest. Yet in the autumn of 1872, Brigadier General Oliver Otis Howard and his aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Joseph Alton Sladen, entered Arizona's rocky Dragoon Mountains in search of the elusive Chirichua Apache chief. Accompanied only by a guide and two Apache scouts, they sought to convince Cochise that the bloody fighting between his people and the Americans must stop. After twelve years of war, Cochise had already reached that conclusion, but he had found no American official he could trust. Known as the 'Christian general' during the Civil War, General Howard was a man of courage, honesty, and compassion. When he went bravely to visit Cochise, who later recalled that 'to do so might have caused his death', he won the Indian's sincere respect. Howard's devoted aide, Joseph Sladen, maintained a journal during their two-month quest from Fort Tularosa, New Mexico, to Cochise's stronghold. During the time he spent with Cochise and his Chokonen band, Sladen had the opportunity to observe the chief among his people. A student of medicine and human nature, Sladen found much ot admire in Apache culture. His anecdotes about Cochise offer a perspective on the man that no other account provides." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one small light corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, two 2" light line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
126 Slaney, Catherine. Foreword by Dr. Daniel G. Hill III. FAMILY SECRETS: CROSSING THE COLOUR LINE.
Toronto Natural Heritage Books, Toronto, (2003). 2003 1896219829 / 9781896219820 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Inscribed by Author
249 pp, 8vo (9" H). INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE, 'TO JOHN, ALL THE BEST CATHERINE SLANEY'. B&w photographs. "Catherine Slaney grew to womanhood unaware of her celebrated Black ancestors. An unanticipated meeting was to change her life. Her great-great grandfather was Dr. Anderson R. Abbott, the first Canadian-born Black to graduate from medical school in Toronto in 1861. In 'Family Secrets' (she) narrates her journey along the trail of her family tree, back through the era of slavery and the plight of fugitive slaves, the Civil War, the Elgin settlement near Chatham, Ontario, and the Chicago years. Why did some of her family identify with the Black community while othes did not? What role did 'passing' play? Personal anecdotes and excerpts from archival Abbott family papers enliven the historical context of this compelling account of a family dealing with an unknown past. An important contribution to African-Canadian history, this moving and uplifting story demonstrates that understanding one's identity requires first the embracing of the past." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear at top of rear hinge area, small faint crease at top corner of rear cover - migrates into last few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS:  FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES., Snider, C.H.J.
127 Snider, C.H.J. IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS: FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES.
London John Lane the Bodley Head 1913 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
292 pp + 24 pp publisher's list, 7 3/4" H. Bright red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration and blind borders on front board. Comes with what appears to be an early facsimile dust jacket in b&w with no publisher noted. Although chipped, creased and much taped on the inside, it has wraparound captioned illustrations (including flaps) of many of the ships mentioned and titling on the spine and front panel. It has protected the book's cloth, keeping the red unusually bright. Top edge red, b&w illustrations (collated). Chapter headings: Bow Wave; An Anchor in a Grave Yard; When Chauncey Came to Kingston; The Burlington Races; The Niagara Sweepstakes; The Escape of the "Slippery Six"; The Boy Commander and the Widow; A Resurrection on the Shores of Graveyard Pond; How We Took Oswego; The Captain's Gig Goes Glove-Hunting; Yarns o' York; Apples of Ashes; Champions of Champlain; The Spoiling of the Spoilers; The Silent St. Lawrence. Some light toning to endpapers, tiny stain in top margin of pages 170 & 171, very small bump to fore-edge and a small crease at bottom corner of pages 205 to 270, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine - less at top edge. Dust jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ATLANTIC MERCHANT-APOTHECARY: LETTERS OF JOSEPH CRUTTENDEN 1710-1717., Steele, I.K., editor.  (Joseph Cruttenden.)
128 Steele, I.K., editor. (Joseph Cruttenden.) ATLANTIC MERCHANT-APOTHECARY: LETTERS OF JOSEPH CRUTTENDEN 1710-1717.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1977 0802053645 / 9780802053640 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
135 pp, 9 1/4" H. Brown cloth with black title blocks and decorations on spine and front board - gilt lettering. "The letters of Joseph Cruttenden, London merchant-apothecary, form a unique document in early modern economic, medical, and social history. Cruttenden, who carried on trade in colonial America and the British West Indies, did not represent the powerful merchant houses that handled much of the colonial trade as commission agents and staple traders. He was one of the thousands of small traders whose names survive, like rows of miniature tombstones, only in the English portbooks. The remedies his colonial customers ordered suggest that these physicians, clerics, and merchant apothecaries were better informed about new drugs and practices than has been assumed. Cruttenden's letters provide a rare opportunity to evaluate the pharmacy of his time, in terms not of huge pharmacopoeias but of the ingredients and remedies actually sought by practitioners. In frank and engaging style, Cruttenden reveals a little about himself, a great deal about the drug and medicine trade, and even more about the business practices of a small trader in England's Atlantic empire." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
129 Steele, Ian K. WARPATHS: INVASIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN.
New York Oxford University Press 1994 0195082222 / 9780195082227 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, plans, photographs, reproductions. "(P)rovides a sweeping history of the numerous European invasions of North America, painting a dramatic new portrait of the centuries of warfare that shook the continent. Steele's fascinating account destroys the old image of technologically advanced Europeans overrunning primitive savages. Instead, he reveals how Amerindians rose to the challenge of each successive invasion with martial and diplomatic skill, from the defeat of Ponce de Leon in 1513 to a negotiated peace with the British in 1765. In war after war, the Amerindians and Europeans battled in a precarious balance, adapting each other's technology and tactics and seeking each other out as allies and as supply sources of food and weapons. Steele follows the experience of the Spanish at San Agustin, the English at Jamestown and Plymouth, the French at Quebec, and the Dutch at Albany, revealing the vast range of Amerindian strategies for coping with invaders. He continues the story through the arrival of European regulars in 1755, showing how the Amerindians adapted to the resulting changes in warfare and the ultimate British victory over the French. In the end, the triumphant English were faced with a powerful Amerindian campaign against their outlying posts that forced them to accept a military stalemate on the frontier, leading to a negotiated balance of power in 1765." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CLASH OF EMPIRES: THE BRITISH, FRENCH & INDIAN WAR, 1754-1763., Stephenson, R.S.
130 Stephenson, R.S. CLASH OF EMPIRES: THE BRITISH, FRENCH & INDIAN WAR, 1754-1763.
Pittsburgh Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center 2006 0936340134 / 9780936340135 Updated edition. Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good 
108 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps. Produced to accompany the exhibitiion. "The war that Winston Churchill called the 'first first world war' profoundly shaped the history of North America. Brief overviews of ten chapters provide an insight into the diplomatic and military moves of the three warring sides." Contents: Introduction; An Expedition to Save New France; A People Between; The Storm Rising in the West; The Great Warpaths; The Back-country War; The Fight for Canada; The World on Fire; First Rebels; The Triumph of Britannia?; Canadians; Exhibit Art & Artifacts; A Tale Worthy of Antiques Roadshow; Behind the Scenes at 'Clash of Empires. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, tiny scuff on feont cover at hinge, waviness to fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
131 Stuart, William. SKETCHES OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM STUART, THE FIRST AND MOST CELEBRATED CONTERFEITER OF CONNECTICUT.
Times Print Shop, New Milford, Conn., 1932 - facsimile reprint of 1854 edition. 
171 pp, small 8vo, hard cover - no dust jacket. The title continues: "Comprising startling facts of daring feats performed by himself - perils by sea and land - frequent arrests and imprisonment - blowing out of jail with powder - failure of escape after he had led his cowardly associates out of the horrible pit, in Simsbury, in the prison yard, &c." "William Stuart, Connecticut's first counterfeiter, has many years been more or less a legend in Western Connecticut, especially along the borders of the Housatonic and Shepaug Rivers. He spent his last days in Bridgewater..." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers and pages, darkening to top of text block and to spine, light soiling to boards, tiny stains on front hinge, minor edge wear to boards. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS., Thoreau, Henry David.  Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby.
132 Thoreau, Henry David. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS.
Boston The Limited Editions Club 1936 Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good+ Edward Steichen, photographs. Signed by Illustrator
290 pp, 10" H. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering, blue/green patterned paper-covered boards, top edge dark green. Number 1225 in a limited edition of fifteen hundred copies, signed on limitation page by the photographer, Steichen. B&w photographs "Taken at Various Seasons at Walden Pond". Printed at the Merrymount Press. Lacking the original slipcase. Small stain at fore-edge of page 279 on - including the rear pastedown (max size 1" x 3/8"), minor toning in margins of pages and on endpapers, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards, wear at top/bottom edges of spine with some very small tears and tiny chips, spine color has lightly faded from black to brown, two very small water marks on spine. 
Price: 400.00 USD
 
 
LUNCHTIME WALKS IN DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO., Todd, Gail.
133 Todd, Gail. LUNCHTIME WALKS IN DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, 1998. 
221 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899972179 B&w photographs, maps. "Utilizing more than seven years of experience roaming the streets of downtown San Francisco during her lunch breaks, author Gail Todd has compiled over 30 walks that are sure to delight. Most of the routes can be completed in about an hour, but timing is, of course, always left up to the adventurer. Whether you decide to take a leisurely stroll or a fast-paced hike, 'Lunchtime Walks' guides you, with informative t ext and accurate maps, so as not to miss some of the City's most exciting treasures. You'll discover such places as: the Embarcadero waterfront - a sun-filled walker's paradise; the colorful neighborhoods of Chinatown, Japantown, and North B e a c h ; t he Cable Car Barn and Museum, where you can see the actual cables as they haul the cars up the City's steep streets; the Butterfly Gardens at Yerba Buena - habitat for several species of local butterflies. In addition to getting som e l un ch ti me e x er cise, you'll learn about the area's history and architecture, and find out where to catch free noon-time concerts, browse through farmer's markets, and visit galleries and museums (sometimes for free!)....All of the walks in cl ude d i n t his bo ok ar e p erfectly suitable for Bay Area residents and visitors alike." Interior - small slight bump at top corner of first half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight soft corne r c reas e on rea r co ver, mi nor rub bing, very small soft bump at top corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
134 Truesdell, Leon E. Introduction by James T. Shotwell. THE CANADIAN BORN IN THE UNITED STATES: AN ANALYSIS OF THE STATISTICS OF THE CANADIAN ELEMENT IN THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 1850 TO 1930.
New Haven / Toronto Yale University Press / Ryerson Press 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
263 pp, 9 7/8" H. Map endpapers, tables, figures. "This is an analysis of the Canadian element in the population of the United States from 1850 to 1930." Chapter headings: Introduction and Summary; Basic Population Relationships between the United States and Canada; Canadian Born in the United States by Color and Sex; Canadian-Born White Population, French and English; White Population of Canadian Stock in the United States; Year of Immigration of the Canadian Born; Citizenship of the Canadian Born; Age of the Canadian Stock; Marital Status of the Canadian Stock; Illiteracy in the Canadian Stock; Ability to Speak English among French-Canadians in the United States; Canadian-Born Workers in the United States in 1910 by Occupation; Canadian Families by Tenure and Value or Rent of Home; Canadian Families by Size, Number of Children, Number of Gainful Workers, and Number of Lodgers; Appendix. United States Census Statistics on Population of Canadian Birth or Parentage in the United States: 1850 to 1930; Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small corner bumps, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has heavy edge wrinkling/creasing - mainly at top edge, several small edge tears, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHER ESSAYS., Twain, Mark,  (Samuel L. Clemens.)
135 Twain, Mark, (Samuel L. Clemens.) HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHER ESSAYS.
New York Harper & Brothers 1897 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
233 pp, 7 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt decoration on spine, front & rear boards, black lettering on spine and front board, author's name in gilt on spine, top edge gilt. First edition, first state with misspelling on page 187, line 16 ("ciper" instead of "cipher"). Contents: How to Tell a Story; In Defence of Harriet Shelley; Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences; Travelling with a Reformer; Private History of the "Jumping Frog" Story; Mental Telegraphy Again; What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us; A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget. Several pages roughly opened at fore edge with tearing/some paper loss - no loss of text. Library label of "J.E. Sutton's Library", Logansport, Ind. on front pastedown - no other library markings. Dog-ear crease at top corner of page leaf 168/169, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing (mainly the title-block decoration) and soiling to boards, slight fading to spine colour and some darkening to spine labels. Additional photographs of condition available on request. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
136 Twichell, Heath. NORTHWEST EPIC: THE BUILDING OF THE ALASKA HIGHWAY.
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312077548 / 9780312077549 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, 9 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "(T)he panoramic story of the courageous U.S. Army Engineers and civilian contractors who toiled in the tense months after Pearl Harbor to build a 1,500-mile emergency supply line through the rugged Canadian Rockies to isolated military bases in Alaska. The construction of this winding gravel road - GI's called it the ALCAN - was very much an all-American adventure: blacks, whites, and natives working together under the harshest extremes of climate and terrain - racing to bolster Alaska's defenses and deter another Japanese attack on North American soil. The Alaska Highway - with its hundreds of bridges, chain of airfields, and oil refinery and pipeline system (known as CANOL) - opened to traffic in late 1942 and was in full use one year later. Though one of the greatest feats of twentieth-century macro-engineering, this huge project sparked as much protest as patriotism. Critics argued that the road was in the wrong place and would have little postwar value; a well-publicized investigation of CONOL's excesses gave a critical boost to the career of Senator Harry S. Truman." Very light wrinkling at top of spine, very small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
137 Vail, R.W.G. THE VOICE OF THE OLD FRONTIER.
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
492 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To my good friend / H.P. Kraus, collector / and merchant of / scholarship, with / the admiration of / R.W.G. Vail / July 14, 1955." (Hans Peter Kraus (1907-1988) was a successful rare book dealer in Berlin, but fled Europe at the beginning of WWII, arriving in New York 1939. His autobiography, "A Rare Book Saga", details his career and rise to prominence in the world of rare book dealing in the mid-20th century.) This book was published as part of the Rosenbach Fellowship in Bibliography. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Pioneer's Own Story; The Indians' Captives Relate Their Adventures; The Frontier Land Agents Offer Their Wares; A Bibliography of North American Frontier Literature; Key to Locations; Bibliography; Index to the Appendix. Slight toning in margins and gutters of pages, very small printing ink mark on fore-edge of title page, very light browning on endpapers and edges of text block, some light dust soiling on top of text block, small area of shelf soiling and very tiny ink mark on bottom of text block, a few very small light and faint soiling marks on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of front board. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE JACKSON WREATH, OR NATIONAL SOUVENIR:  A NATIONAL TRIBUTE, COMMEMORATIVE OF THE GREAT CIVIL VICTORY ACHIEVED BY THE PEOPLE, THROUGH THE HERO OF NEW ORLEANS., Walsh, Robert, Jr. & M'Henry, James, Dr.
138 Walsh, Robert, Jr. & M'Henry, James, Dr. THE JACKSON WREATH, OR NATIONAL SOUVENIR: A NATIONAL TRIBUTE, COMMEMORATIVE OF THE GREAT CIVIL VICTORY ACHIEVED BY THE PEOPLE, THROUGH THE HERO OF NEW ORLEANS.
Philadelphia Jacob Maas, Franklin Engraving Office 1829 First Edition Hard Cover Fair 
88 pp + musical notation, plates & fold out map at rear. Maroon leather spine/corners with gilt lettering and decoration, marbled paper-covered boards/endpapers. There are inconsistencies in the page numbering and with reference to the table of contents, but all text pages and illustrations are present. The front free endpaper has been removed and the textblock begins with the frontispiece of Andrew Jackson (after J. Wood) facing an engraved preliminary title page. These are divided by the remains of a protective tissue with about 1/3 now missing. The full title page (with a previous owner's name in pencil at the top) and text follow. Contents: Advertisement; Biography of General Jackson By Robt. Walsh Jr. Esqr.; Remarks of the Publisher; Continuation of the Biography By Dr. James M'Henry; A Dirge, to the Memory of Mrs. Jackson, ibid; Description of the Capitol of Washington. The illustrations consist of the frontispiece portrait, the engraved title page, The Golden Wreath (printed on a coated paper that is now somewhat crazed and discoloured), 3 plates (The Battle of New Orleans, The Hermitage & The Capitol - with protective tissues), 3 pages of musical notation (Jackson's March & Quick Step - with protective tissues) and a brightly coloured map (19" W x 16 1/2" H) of the "United States of North America" "Published for the Jackson Wreath" and showing the United States reaching to Louisiana and the Arkansas and Oregon Territories. In general, the book is sound and except for the front free endpaper, complete, but has considerable browning/foxing (particularly noticeable on the tissues) and marks from where plants (ferns, leaves, etc.) have been pressed in the past. The map is in very good condition, the coloring is bright, although there is some creasing & small tears at the edges and a few areas of discoloration. The blank page preceding the rear free endpaper is missing the top corner (approx. 2 1/4" x 4 3/4") and there are a few pencil & ink notations on the blank pages. Light waviness and darkening to edges of text block, moderate edge wear to boards and leather - heavier at top/bottom of spine, rubbing to marbled paper-covered boards. Additional pictures of this book are available on request. 
Price: 485.00 USD
 
 
139 Wertenbaker, Thomas J. THE GOVERNMENT OF VIRGINIA IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.
Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation, Williamsburg, 1957. 
61 pp, 8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. Interior - staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight rusting to staples, minor browning and soiling. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE., Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight)
140 Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight) NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Privately printed, at the University Press (Harvard) 1888 First, limited edition. Three-Quarter Leather Very Good Inscribed By Author
239 pp, 7 1/8" H - collated. No. 9 of 100 copies. Medium brown three-quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. The spine has been professionally rebacked, retaining most of the original leather (with gilt decoration) - new green leather spine labels with gilt lettering and borders. Inscribed on fly-leaf preceding the title page: "To Josepha Newcomb / from the author / March 12 1896 / J.D. Whitney (underlined)". Josiah Dwight Whitney (Nov. 23, 1818-Aug. 18, 1896), American geologist, Harvard professor of geology and Chief of the California Geological Survey, was an early advocate for the creation of Yosemite National Park. Mount Whitney and the Whitney Glacier were named for him. Contents: Appalachian and Cordilleran; Orgeon and Pend' Oreilles; Topograph-ical Nomenclature (Introductory / Mountains, Peaks, and Sierras / Valleys, Gorges, and Canons / Plains, Prairies, and Savannas); Index of Topographical Names. Josepha Newcomb (artist and suffragette) married Whitney's nephew, Edwin Baldwin Whitney, in April, 1896. She later inscribed the book: "To William Dwight Whitney / from / Josepha Whitney / December 25, 1931." Her son, William Dwight Whitney was an international lawyer whose marital exploits were the inspiration for the movie 'Adam's Rib'. Browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; slight waviness to fore-edge of pages; the leather has wear and has been professionally conserved; book is tightly bound and is clean inside. 
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