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Acts and Laws, Made and Passed by the General Court or Assembly of the English Colony of Connecticut, in New England, in America, holden at Hartford, in said Colony, on the Second Thursday of May, Anno Dom. 1776. An Act for establishing Naval Offices in this Colony. [and] An Act in further Addition to an Act, intitled, An Act for forming and regulating the Militia, and for the Encouragement of Military Skill for the better Defense of this Colony.
Acts and Laws, Made and Passed by the General Court or Assembly of the English Colony of Connecticut, in New England, in America, holden at Hartford, in said Colony, on the Second Thursday of May, Anno Dom. 1776. An Act for establishing Naval Offices in this Colony. [and] An Act in further Addition to an Act, intitled, An Act for forming and regulating the Militia, and for the Encouragement of Military Skill for the better Defense of this Colony.
New London, Printed and Sold by Timothy Green, Printer to the Governor, 1776. pp.419-425. 30cm. Folio. Bound in recent burgundy red cloth with endpapers, title in gilt on spine. Establishes naval offices at different Connecticut ports, and for the formation of "troops of horse" into regiments. Former Huntington Library copy with their small stamp on the bottom board. Stained and with bottom edge corner loss on two pages; otherwise in very good condition. [Evans 14689].
Item #10312
Price: $200.00
The Agriculture of the U. States. Niles, ezekiah.
The Agriculture of the U. States.
[Wheeling (VA): Curtis, Printer, 1827]. 16p. Disbound. Caption title as issued. First leaf has a corner fox blotch and a small tear at blank lower corner, else scattered mild foxing. A scarce and interesting plea for federal protection from ruinous foreign competition in the production and sale of agricultural products. Absent tariffs, "the greatest and most important branch of business, the agricultural, will fail to produce a reasonable profit to land owners and those who till the soil; and a comparative state of want, (in the present condition of society,) become the portion of this chosen and peculiarly valuable people-- the free cultivators of their own lands-- the best depository of the morals, the rights and the liberty of their country-- the class which must mainly defend our institutions at arms." This call for federal intervention to protect the idealized Jeffersonian yeoman was at odds with the free-trade position of much of the South, which opposed the protectionist lobbies of northern manufacturers. In good condition.
Item #19999
Price: $400.00
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1832.
Boston: Gray and Brown, 1832. 312p. 20cm. Blue card wrappers. Fading around edges, slight chipping at fore edge, one corner dog eared; still a particularly attractive copy in original wrappers and in very good condition.
Item #2613
Price: $45.00
American Oratory or Selection From the Speeches of Eminent Americans
Philadelphia: Desilver, Thomas & Co. 1836. viii, 531p. 22 cm. Leather covers with raised bands on the spine and back morocco spine label in gilt. Corners bumped, spine leather cracking, joints rubbed, spine ends worn; foxing; prior owner's signature on the front free endpaper. A good copy.
Item #21440
Price: $75.00
American Rebellion. Report of the Speeches of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, Delivered at Public Meetings in Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, and London and at the Farewell Breakfasts in London, Manchester, and Liverpool.
Manchester: Union and Emancipation Society, 1864. Frontis, 175p. 21cm. Disbound. In good condition.
Item #4269
Price: $45.00
THE AMERICAN'S GUIDE: The Constitution of the United States of America, with the Latest Amendments; Also, the Declaration of Indepndence; Articles of Confederation, and the Federal Constitution, Acts for the Government of the Territories, Washington'
Philadelphia: Joshua Fletcher, 1810. 463p. 15cm. Rebound in modern faux brown leather. An ex library copy with markings only on the case. Several leaves have been conserved with archival tissue paper, including the title page and the concluding pages, which are missing the top fore edge corner resulting in some text loss to the inaugural speeches; tear in the fore edge of the title page and some paper loss at top edge; some paper loss on other pages; some foxing throughout. An early collection of state constitutions in good condition.
Item #6717
Price: $175.00
An Appeal for the Union: Letter from the Hon. Robert J. Walker
[New York]: 1856. 15p. 22cm. Removed. Lacking wrappers. Contemporary names in ink on the last page. In good condition.
Item #19920
Price: $35.00
Biographical Sketches of Eminent Lawyers, Statesmen, and Men of Letters.
Boston: Richardson & Lord, 1821. 360p. 25cm. Publisher's tan paper back and blue paper boards; paper title label on spine. Spotting, corners bruised, portion of spine missing, creased. In good condition.
Item #16058
Price: $150.00
[BOUND VOLUME OF PAMPHLETS AND TRACTS, 1823-1847]. (1)The Water of Cities, Scientific Tracts, February 15, 1835; (2) Family Lyceum No. 1, Saturday, October 26, 1833; (3) Family Lyceum No. 7, Saturday, October 7, 1833; (4) Striking Fulfillment of Prophecy. No. 310; (5) Letter on the Relief of the Poor. Boston, June, 1847 (6) Tract No. 10. A short treatise on the insufficiency of money...;(7) Tract No. 11. A brief representation of the condition and prospects of a great, learned, and popular man...; (8) Tract No. 13. The following Expostulation with certain men who seem to have crept into the Christian ministry...;(9) Tract No. 14. A description of the present condition, character, and prospects of many of the business and worldly minded men...;(10) Prepare to Meet Thy God! No. 347; (11) Ought I to Become a Missionary to the Heathen? By a Member of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Taken form the American Quarterly Register. Missionary Paper, No. 15; (12) A Call to Personal Labor as a Foreign Missionary. By the Rev. William S. Plumer, Petersburg, VA. Missionary Paper, No. 19; (13) The Advantages of Sabbath Schools. A Premium Tract. Published by the American Tract Society, (4p), 12p., No. 272; (14) Address to the Trustees of the Evangelical Missionary Society in Massachusetts. Boston: Printed by R. M. Peck, Congress Street, April 1823; (15) Mistakes Made by Parents. By John Vaughan. 16p, (4p) No. 296.
[BOUND VOLUME OF PAMPHLETS AND TRACTS, 1823-1847]. (1)The Water of Cities, Scientific Tracts, February 15, 1835; (2) Family Lyceum No. 1, Saturday, October 26, 1833; (3) Family Lyceum No. 7, Saturday, October 7, 1833; (4) Striking Fulfillment of Prophecy. No. 310; (5) Letter on the Relief of the Poor. Boston, June, 1847 (6) Tract No. 10. A short treatise on the insufficiency of money...;(7) Tract No. 11. A brief representation of the condition and prospects of a great, learned, and popular man...; (8) Tract No. 13. The following Expostulation with certain men who seem to have crept into the Christian ministry...;(9) Tract No. 14. A description of the present condition, character, and prospects of many of the business and worldly minded men...;(10) Prepare to Meet Thy God! No. 347; (11) Ought I to Become a Missionary to the Heathen? By a Member of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Taken form the American Quarterly Register. Missionary Paper, No. 15; (12) A Call to Personal Labor as a Foreign Missionary. By the Rev. William S. Plumer, Petersburg, VA. Missionary Paper, No. 19; (13) The Advantages of Sabbath Schools. A Premium Tract. Published by the American Tract Society, (4p), 12p., No. 272; (14) Address to the Trustees of the Evangelical Missionary Society in Massachusetts. Boston: Printed by R. M. Peck, Congress Street, April 1823; (15) Mistakes Made by Parents. By John Vaughan. 16p, (4p) No. 296.
All bound in quarter leather and marbled paper boards. Edges of covers rubbed. In very good condition.
Item #19328
Price: $375.00
Buffalo Bill as Santa Claus : a true story told in verse.
[np, nd. ca 1900]. 55p. Illustrated with vignettes. Tied wrappers; glassine jacket. Inscribed and signed by D.H. Winget. Glassine is chipped, slight chipping of edges. In very good condition. WorldCat lists two copies.
Item #9768
Price: $150.00
Coal, Iron, and Oil; Or the Practical American Miner. A Plain and Popular Work on Our Mines and Mineral Resources, and a Text-book or Guide to their Economical Development. With Numerous maps and engravings.
Pottsville, PA: Benjamin Bannan, 1866. 808p, indexed, illustrated, appendices, glossary, [14p, ads]. [Missing the map.] 24cm. Recased in brown cloth over boards with the illustration of an oil derrick from the original binding inset on the front cover. Light penetrating stain around margins, darker on first few pages and concluding pages.
Item #1748
Price: $150.00
Constitution of the Washington Society of Maryland.
Baltimore: Printed by John L. Cook, 1810. 16p. 20cm. Was sewn. Former library copy with stamp on front page and penciled markings; damp stain on last page. In good condition.
Item #10376
Price: $75.00
The Covode Investigation. House of Representatives, 36th Congress, 1st Session, Report No. 648.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1860. 835p, index. 23cm. Publisher's stamped black cloth. Corners skinned, large chip from base of spine, interior staining of first several pages and last several pages at the gutter. In good condition. John Covode (1808-1871), was a member of Congress from Pennsylvania, who on March 5th, 1860 introduced a resolution in Congress to appoint a committee of five congressmen to a broad investigation of the Buchanan administration for alleged corruption. The investigation centered on "public buildings and public works," namely "abuses" at the Chicago post office and the Philadelphia Navy Yard and an inquiry into the use of "money, patronage, or other improper means" to make Kansas a slave state, and to "coerce elections" in Pennsylvania. The concluding document was an embarrassment to the administration.
Item #17301
Price: $65.00
The debates and proceedings in the Congress of the United States : with an appendix containing important state papers and public documents, and all the laws of a public nature ; with a copious index. Third Congress: December 2, 1793, to March 3, 1795
Washington DC: Gales and Seaton, 1849. 1534 (double column pages, each column paged), xxix. 26cm. Calf with decorative border in blind, black and red morocco spine labels in gilt. Covers soiled, edges worn, spine chipped with pieces missing, half of one label gone; penciled notes on the bottom cover pastedown. Bookplate of Bulkley Southworth Griffin. In good condition.
Item #14089
Price: $375.00
The Enemies of the Constitution Discovered, or, an Inquiry into the Origin and Tendency of Popular Violence.
New York: Leavitt, Lord, & Co. 1835. 183p. 19cm. Pebbled brown cloth with paper spine label. Older former library copy with call number in ink at the head of the spine, light library stamp in red on the title page; spine is chipped an fragile; corners bumped; edges faded; margin marks and occasional underlining in pencil with corresponding dog-eared corners. In good condition.
Item #20546
Price: $85.00
Eulogies Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States on the Life and Character of Hon. John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, Hon. Henry Clay of Kentucky, and Hon. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts.
Washington DC: Foster and Cochran, 1853. Frontis, 63p, [1], 103p, [1], 48p. 23cm. Black cloth with titling in gilt on the spine. Damp stain along top edge, more noticeable on plates, which are lightly foxed; minor wear to the spine ends. Bookplate on front cover pastedown. Prior owner's neat signature on the front flyleaf. In very good condition.
Item #17337
Price: $75.00
Familiar Letters of Henry Clay of Kentucky, Describing a Winter in the West Indies
New York: Press of Mahlon Day & Co. 1840. 203p. 23cm. Stamped green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Contemporary gift copy with inscription to Dr. Gustaves Warfield from Dr. Richard H. Thomas. Portion of newer library label on spine, no other markings; stain on front cover at lower spine; foxing. In very good condition.
Item #19079
Price: $85.00
Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Memorial Address. Hall of the House of Representatives. July 1, 1946.
Washington DC: GPO, 1946. Frontis, 83p. 23c. Black cloth with tilting in gilt. Slightly soiled; lightly foxed. A near fine copy.
Item #14192
Price: $25.00
Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Memorial Address. Hall of the House of Representatives. July 1, 1946.
Washington DC: GPO, 1946. Frontis, 83p. 23c. Black cloth with tilting in gilt. In original envelope, unopened.
Item #14193
Price: $35.00
An Improved Grammar of the English Language.
New Haven: Published and sold by Hezekiah Howe, 1831. 180p. 18cm. Leather covers. Well worn, joint almost cracked on the top cover; missing the endpapers; foxing. A good copy only.
Item #13440
Price: $150.00
A journal : comprising an account of the loss of the Brig Commerce, of Hartford (Con.) James Riley, master, upon the western coast of Africa, August 28th, 1815; also of the slavery and sufferings of the author and the rest of the crew, upon the desert of Zahara, in the years 1815, 1816, 1817; with accounts of the manners, customs, and habits of the wandering Arabs; also, a brief historical and geographical view of the continent of Africa.
Hartford: Silas Andrus, 1818. 275p, portion of map. 18cm. Seventh edition. Bound in calf with black morocco spine label in gilt. Boards are well worn, spine creases; one page torn at the fore edge; prior owner's neat signature on front free endpaper. In good condition.
Item #17658
Price: $85.00
The Laws of the United States. Volume 5. Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Sixth Congress. 1800.
Washington DC: Printed by Samuel Harrison Smith, New Jersey Avenue, Near the Capitol. 1801. [227]-352p, table of contents and index. 22cm. Wrappers. Contains "An Act Concerning the District of Columbia," which is also known as the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801. The act incorporates the City of Washington and divides it into two counties. Covers and first several pages are stained; covers torn at the fore edge. Partially unopened and in good condition.
Item #10105
Price: $150.00
The Letter of Columbus on the Discovery of America.
Printed by the Trustees of the Lenox Library, 1892. 61p. 19cm. Red cloth in gilt. A bright copy in very good condition.
Item #13455
Price: $75.00
The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. [Abridged by the author]
New York: G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1829. 311p, 12p. catalogue. 18cm. Leather covers. Half of front fly leaf missing; a worn copy in good condition.
Item #13454
Price: $100.00
Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-ninth Congress with Reports of the Heads of Departments and Selections form Accompanying Documents. 1866-1867. [Abri
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1867. 910p, fold out, index. 23cm. Pebbled black cloth with titling in gilt on the spine. Corners bumped; joint cloth torn along front cover; head of spine chipped; mild bottom edge and top edge staining. In good condition.
Item #17328
Price: $75.00
Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Thirty-seventh Congress [Documents 1862-63. Part 1. Abridgment. Senate]. Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1862. 910p. 23cm. Stamped black cloth with titling in gilt on the spine. Minor edge wear; wear to the joint cloth on the front cover near the tail of the spine; endpapers foxed. In very good condition.
Item #19283
Price: $200.00
Message of His Excellency Governour Griswold to the General Assembly at Their Special Session, August 25, 1812. With the Documents Accompanying the Same
New-Haven: Walter & Steel, 1812. 22p. 22cm. Wrappers. Removed. First few pages loose, foxing, small hole in front cover. A fair copy.
Item #8570
Price: $25.00
Messages of the President. 34th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc No. 35. British Recruitment in the United States.
Washington DC: A.O.P. Nicholson, Senate Printer, 1856. 251p. 23cm. Stamped black cloth in gilt. Wear to the spine ends, corners bumped; foxing; still, in very god condition.
Item #10299
Price: $135.00
The Miscellaneous works of David Humphreys.
New York: Printed by T&J Swords, 1804. Frontis, xv, 394p. 22cm. Leather boards. A well worn copy, spine chipped away. A good copy only.
Item #13450
Price: $150.00
The Mud Cabin; or, The Character and Tendency of British Institutions, as Illustrated in Their Effect Upon Human Character and Destiny.
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1853. Frontis, 312p.19cm. Brown cloth with titling in gilt on the spine. Wear to the spine ends; corners bruised; cloth tearing along spine; foxing. In good condition.
Item #13463
Price: $40.00


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