Southampton, NY: John H. Hunt, 1915. Paperback. Uncommon. Includes a history of the town (included here as a dramatized pagaent, which was performed during the celebration), an address, which includes multiple important events in the town's history, memorial notices, brief descriptions of events taking place during the celebration, tipped in illustrations, and more. Bound in white side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor soiling to front wrapper with minor edgewear, but clean interior. No spine panel. 90 pages plus memorial notices and multiple full page illustrations. AMSTA/122719. Very Good.
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Raleigh, NC: T. Loring, 1843. Hardcover. Scarce. These indexes were prepared in response to an 1827 request made by the governor of North Carolina to Arthur Gallatin, the American minister in London, for his assistance in procuring documents held by the English government pertaining to the early history of North Carolina. The detailed indexes are for documents issued from 1663 to 1777. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards and red leather title label. Leather and boards are chipped, scuffed, and stained. Front hinge is cracked but text block is still attached. Some pages are creased by what appears to be pressure from another book. Scattered foxing throughout not affecting legibility. Ownership label of English banker and politician Richard Biddulph Martin on half title page. A decent copy of this uncommon publication. Octavo. 120 pages. AMERSTATE/071321. Good +.
Boston: Thomas & Andrews, and Manning & Loring, June, 1807. Hardcover. A nice set of this early compilation of the laws of Massachusetts and those of its earlier periods as a colony, province, and state. Each volume has the index for all of the volumes. Bound in contemporary brown leather with inlaid leather rulings to covers, spine compartments, and black leather title labels. Leather is abraded, soiled, and bumped. Hinges are tender but text blocks are tight. Offsetting and foxing to pastedowns and endpapers. Interior pages are browned with scattered foxing, but text is quite legible. Ownership signature on free endpaper of two of the volumes. Octavos. Volume I: 520 pages + index; Volume II: 1073 pages + index; Volume III: 403 pages + index. LAW/030322. Very Good -.
Philadelphia: Soloman W. Conrad, 1821. Hardcover. Bound in full mottled leather boards with red and gilt title label to spine. Minor rubbing and wear to boards, edges, and corners. Two inch split to leather along top of front hinge. Penned ownership name to front free endpaper. Minor foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. 184 pages. REL/062322. Very Good.
Philadelphia: 1926. Paperback. A daily program to the exposition held in Philadelphia with exhibits from around the world. Side-stapled paper wrappers with illustration of the liberty bell to front cover. Includes advertisements for Bermuda vacations, Breyer's ice cream, Hohner Harmonicas, Wilbur Buds chocolates (which look suspiciciosly like Hershey Kisses), Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy, Ocean City, N.J. and more. Well preserved with minor wear to edges and occasional smudge marks to margins. 32 pages. STA/040820. Very Good.
Chicago: Curt Teich & Co., 1942. Paperback. A book of views of Washington, D.C. Oblong. Dark blue side-stapled paper wrappers with red title and illustration of the capitol building to front wrapper. Minor wear to edges. Clean and bright. Filled with black and white photos of architecture in DC. STA/032321. Very Good.
Harrisburg: The Aurand Press, 1940. Paperback. First Edition, Third Printing. Privately printed by the author. In side-stapled blue paper wrappers with black title and illustration to front wrap. Minor soiling, edgewear, and browning to wrappers. Creasing to pamphlet. Dog-eared corners, but clean interior. Includes several illustrations. 32 pages. AME/071422. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. Hardcover. Ex Libris. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Library number in white to food of spine. Minor bumping and chipping to spine ends and slight soiling to rear board. Book plate to front paste down as well as previous owner's signature to front free end page. Minor browning to end pages. Rear hinge is cracked. Line of black marker to top corner of title page. Else is clean and bright. Many un-opened pages. 312 pages. VA/012412. Good +.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1919. Hardcover. 8vo. Revised in accordance with provisions of the new charter. Mustard yellow cloth boards with brown title to spine and front board. Fading to title on spine. Minor wear to edges/spine ends. Bump to rear board. Signed by previous owner on ffep. A few pencil marks, but overall interior is very clean. Illustrated. 376 pp. PA/081105. Very Good.
New York: Privately Printed, 1947. Hardcover. Presentation copy from the author to Dorothy Moyer. First Edition. A famliy history about Hibernia Florida. Very good in original turquoise paper covered boards with blue title to front cover. There is a large chip to the head of the spine and minor wear to the corners and edges of the boards. Clean and bright interior with several photographic illustrations. Nicely printed. 144 pages. AMSTATE/042011. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Norman Publishing Co., 1930. Hardcover. Number 133 of 1105 copies. Blue cloth covered boards with silver title to spine and blue and silver illustration of the Washington Monument to front board. Minor browning to spine and edges of boards. Minor soiling and rubbing to boards and minor wear to edges of boards. A few spots of foxing to several pages. Foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Else is clean and bright with many illustrations. Includes color tipped-in frontis. Index, 481 pages. STA/062122. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1869. Hardcover. Ross J. Browne (1821 - 1875) wrote this American West travelogue during the end of the Civil War. He discusses rattlesnakes, deserts, scorpions, robbery, Apache encounters, starvation, the dangers of his travels, and much more. Bound in later blue buckram with gilt title to spine, which reads "The Apache Country." Small dampstain to bottom corners in margins only of most pages. Smudge marks / minor soiling to many pages, mostly in margins. Illustrated with numerous engravings. 535 pages plus 4 pages of ads. STA/011421 American Regional History. Very Good.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1986). Hardcover. Presentation copy SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Blue paper backed yellow cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Inscription on front free end page reads " To George, Hope you like this book. I look forward to meeting you. Jerome Charyn." Else is clean and bright. White illustrated dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. One small closed teat to bottom edge of front panel of dust jacket. Index, 304 pages. NY/061611. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Wheeling, WV: H. Hoblitzell, 1851. Hardcover. This interesting work was described in Howes as a "Valuable compilation based on reliable sources" Howes D223. In addition to relating the history, the author also provides biographical sketches of those he terms "distinguished actors in our border wars" such as Col. Ebenezer Zane, General Andrew Lewis, General Daniel Brodhead, Captain Samuel Brady and more. Bound in original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt vignette of a Native American scalping a man. Debossed cloth designs, gilt titling to spine. Binding is bumped, rubbed, with a few light stains. Interior pages generally clean with brown spots occasionally to pages. With frontispiece illustration, three plates and one fold-out. With former owner bookplate to front pastedown, random black number and letters to free endpaper, and ownership signature of John A Wharton, Liberty VA, 1852. A desirable copy of this history. Octavo. 416 pages. AMERH/032621. Very Good.
Kennett Square: Longwood Gardens, 2009. Hardcover. Includes DVD. Filled with illustrations. Bound in white paper covered boards with navy blue spine panel titled in gilt. In illustrated dust jacket with navy blue spine panel titled in light blue and white. Clean and bright. Housed in a navy blue cloth slipcase with gilt title to front panel. Minor fading to slipcase. 144 pages. AMBIO/102220. Fine / Fine.
Chicago: Jones, Junkin, & Co., 1869. Hardcover. "The pet child of the Republic, Washington City, is unknown to the majority of the American people... It is the centre from which radiate those influences which make our national existence great or feeble..." This quote from the book's preface is particularly relevant in our contentious political times in the early 21st century. Covers the physical capital as well as all three branches of government, including descriptions of individual senators and congressmen and justices (incl. Chief Justices Marshall, Taney, and Chase), the Smithsonian and many other government agencies. Even includes a discussion of bogus congressmen! Has a number of engravings, including a 2-page foldout engraving (detached) of the Senate impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson. Octavo. Full leather cover with gilt title on black label to spine. Pages are generally bright and clean, with foxing or stains on some pages and small tears to cover page. Edges of text block are marbled. Front and back covers are warped, gutter attaching front cover to spine is cracked, and cover overall shows wear and blemishes, including to corners. 512 pages. AMHIST/081322. Good.