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1 A HANDBOOK FOR THE EXHIBITION BUILDINGS OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
Williamsburg, Virginia 1942 Paper Back Very Good- Virginia Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" Illustrated 
Contents include: The Old Court House, The Capitol, The Public Gaol, The Raleigh Tavern, The Ludwell-Paradise House, The Governor's Palace, the George Wythe House. A copy of this publication is presented to each person purchasing a block ticket to the Exhibition Buildings. 95 pp. Brown paper covers with wear to edges, chipping to joints, tear along back cover near spine. Interior is clean. Book in VG- condition. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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2 COMMUNIST TARGET-YOUTH and COMMUNIST YOUTH PROGRAM
Washington U.S. Government Printing Office 1960 Wraps Good to Good+ Communism Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 " Photographs 
2 publications: COMMUNIST TARGET-YOUTH (1960). Communist Infiltration and Agitation Tactics. A report by J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, illustrating Communist strategy and tactics in the rioting which occurred during House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings, San Francisco, May 12-14, 1960. 18 pages including 7 pages of photographs. Index; and COMMUNIST YOUTH PROGRAM (1966). Report of the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws to the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate. 41 pp. plus Index. Appendices: list of persons named in executive testimony and responses of individuals. ex.lib. stamp on covers. One of the covers also with ex. lib. numbers. Otherwise covers are Very Good. Interiors are tight, clean and Very Good+. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 CONSECRATED TALENTS: OR, THE LIFE OF MRS. MARY W. MASON
New York Carlton & Lanahan 1870 Cloth Fair Biography Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 1/2" 
With an introduction by Bishop James. "The biographies of Holy Scripture, written under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, constitute one of the most interesting and important parts of the book of books." 285 pp. Brown cloth covers with faded gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed with areas of boards exposed, light scuffing to cover faces, joints rubbed. Spine ends are torn and missing, exposing areas of the binding. Ex. library with identification numbers and sticker on bottom spine, library bookplate on front inside cover, identification numbers and library stamps on title page, library stamps on a few interior pages, due date list and security sticker on back free endpaper, bar code and pocket envelope on back inside cover. Front hinge broken. Front pages (through page 59) are separated from rest of book, torn at spine or loose. Interior pages have foxing/mold spots throughout, some pages have pencil marks in margin. Book in Fair condition. Scarce title. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 DOAN'S DIRECTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 1910
Buffalo, NY Foster-Milburn Company 1909 Wraps Good+ American History Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 8" 
Provided by the makers of Doan's Kidney Pills, this is an annual census of the population of the United States, which they claim numbered 90 million in 1910. "Doan's 1910 Directory also contains, in handy and concise form, complete information regarding diseases of the kidneys, a subject so little understood that thousands of fatal cases occur every year that could be prevented by prompt treatment." 32 pp. Decorative paper wraps with image of Uncle Sam on front cover and on back cover, a letter from a doctor assuring Doan's Kidney Pills are safe for treatment. Cover corners are creased and front bottom corner is missing. Small tears to spine edge. Tear to edge of pages 1-3. Red pencil marks on top of page 1. Document in Good+ condition. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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5 HANDBOOK OF FEDERAL WORLD WAR AGENCIES AND THEIR RECORDS, 1917-1921.
Washington United States Government Printing Office 1943 Cloth Good+ to Very Good- World War I Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/4" 
This handbook is issued in response to a current demand for information concerning the functions and records of agencies of the United States Government that contributed to the participation of the United States in the first World War. 666 pp. including Appendix. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Slight scuffing. Spine ends bumped. Mildly discolored residue from removed library label? Overall covers are Very Good-. Front free endpaper with ex-lib. stamp. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL EDITION: OFFICIAL INAUGURAL PROGRAM, JANUARY 20, 1961
Washington, DC Kennedy-Johnson Inaugural Committee Memorial Edition Cloth Good American President Size: Approx. 8 1/2 " x 11 1/4" Photographs 
"When John F. Kennedy was inaugurated on January 20, 1961, a heavy snow blanketed Washington, D. C. As a result, a number of copies of the Official Inauguration Book were left unsold. These books have been augmented by three special pictorial sections -- one on the inaugural ceremonies (including the memorable inaugural address); another on the death and state funeral of President Kennedy; and a third on the first 30 days in office of President Lyndon B. Johnson." This is Copy No. 351D of the Memorial Edition of the John F. Kennedy Inaugural Book, signed by E. H. Foley, General Chairman of the Inaugural Committee. Blue boards with embossed title and Presidential Seal on front cover, along with previous owner's name (Mr. Joseph E. Regan) embossed on lower front cover. Cover corners are bumped and rubbing to face. Main section of interior pages is pulling away from the spine, but still attached. Interior pages are browning with some minor stains, but text and images are not affected. Overall book in Good condition. 
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7 LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, TRANSMITTING INFORMATION IN RELATION TO THE INTRODUCTION OF SLAVES INTO THE UNITED STATES
Washington Gales & Seaton 1820 Paperbound Good+ Slavery Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
Doc. No. 36. January 7, 1820. Read, and ordered to lie on the table. 7 pp. Disbound government document. Pages are separated, but document is complete. Document is browning and has foxing, but text is easily legible. Spine edge is chipped and has small tears. Some page edges are uncut. Overall document in Good+ condition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 MECHANICS' MAGAZINE, AND REGISTER OF INVENTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS: TWO VOLUMES, JANUARY-JUNE AND JULY-DECEMBER 1833
New York Boards Fair Bound Magazine Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" Illustrated 
"To give an impetus to this desire for useful information, as well as to afford an opportunity to those who would communicate their ideas of inventions and improvements, the Mechanics' Magazine was projected, and we have noe to congrtulate our subscribers on the completion of the first volume." Frontispiece of Benjamin Franklin and Eli Whitney. Volume I, 344 pp., Printed 1833; Volume II, 332 pp., Printed 1834; Appendix, 84 pp. Marbled boards with leather reinforced corners and joints. Cover boards completely separated from book. Missing spine. Cover corners, edges, faces and spine are scuffed and worn. Marbled endpapers. Ex. library with bookplate on front inside cover, stamp on free endpaper. Front pages are starting to separate from bottom at spine edge. Interior is browning and foxing throughout. Waviness to interior pages, some corners are dog-earred. Book in Fair condition. Scarce copy of early scientific magazines. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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9 PIONEERING WITH PRODUCTS AND PEOPLE
Baltimore, MD McCormick & Company 1939 Wraps Good Business Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8" B/W Photographs 
Memoir of the creation and success of McCormick & Company in Baltimore. 83 pp. Orange paper covers show signs of wear with dirt/scuff marks, small tears below title (previous price sticker?), bumped corners and edges rubbed. Interior is tight and clean. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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10 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL MEETING AT FANEUIL HALL, NOVEMBER 26TH, 1850
Boston Beals & Greene 1850 Wraps Good+ American History Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9 1/2" 
"The Citizens of Boston and its vicinity, who reverence the Constitution of the United States; who wish to discountenance a spirit of disobedience to the laws of the land, and refer all questions arising under those laws to the proper tribunals; who would regard with disfavor all further popular agitation of subjects which endanger the peace and harmony of the Union, and who deem the preservation of the Union the paramount duty of every citizen, are requested to meet and express their sentiments on the present posture of public affairs, in Faneuil Hall..." 46 pp. Blue paper wraps have significant dirt smudges, chipping to edges, bent corners, tears to spine. Crease that runs throughout the middle of the document. Interior clean. Pamphlet in Good+ condition. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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11 REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF NAVIGATION TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY. 1895
Washington Government Printing Office 1895 Leather Good + Navigation Laws Size: Approx. 6" x 9" Tables 
Full tan leather. Spine with 3 leather labels with gilt lettering. Three thick labels in Red Leather: House Documents Vol.33; in Brown Leather: No.28, Pt. 1 Navigation Report 1895, No. 28 Pt. 2 Navigation Laws and in Black Leather: 54th Congress, 1st Session 1895-96. at spine base stamped in black:3400. Leather soiled and scuffed. Front spine gutter showing signs of wear 1/2" from top. Bookplate from University of North Dakota Library on front endpaper.Hinges loosening. Browned around edges on endpapers and following page, but not on title p. or subsequent pages. Interior is tight, clean, and in Very Good + condition. Still a handsome book. 456 pp. some pages uncut. Index, Addenda. Covers: Documents of Vessels, Customs Laws Dealing with Vessels, Chinese Immigration, Seal Fisheries, Slave Trade, Log-Books, Tariffs, Immigration, Cattle and Live-Stock Trade, Officers and Seamen, Yachts built. 32 Statistical tables. 
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12 Report Upon the Commercial Relations of the United States with Foreign Countries for the Year 1879, Volume II
Washington Government Printing Office 1880 Cloth Good+ Foreign Relations Size: Approx. 6 " x 9" Tables 
Table of Contents: Europe: Sweden and Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain and Ireland, France, Switzerland, Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal, Italy, Malta, Austria-Hungary, Greece, Romania, Russia; and Polynesia: Hawaiian Islands, Society Islands. 875 pp. including Index. Numerous tables for each country showing Imports and Exports. Brown cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Spine reads: Supplement to Commercial Relations 1879. Small tear at spine top edge. Spine ends bumped/rubbed. Otherwise covers are Very Good. Ex.-mus. stamp and numbers on front free endpaper, otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good +. 
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13 Scribner's Monthly, Volume 12 from May 1876 to Oct 1876
New York Scribner & Co 1876 Leather Good+ Bound Magazine Size: Approx. 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" Engravings 
Numerous articles by famous authors: John Burroughs; Ernest Ingersoll, Rebecca Harding Davis; Henry James, Jr; Edward Everett Hale; Bret Harte; Philip Bourke Marston; Fanny Hodgson Burnett; etc. Articles include: Portraiture of William Penn; The True Pocahontas; Bowdoin College; John Gutenberg, Old Landmarks in Philadelphia; How America was Named; Union College, N.Y.; Charlotte Cushman; The Story of the Signing (Declaration of Independence); Harvard University; Wesleylan University, Conn; Oliver Madox Brown; Niagara; Insanity and its Treatment; Notes on Salmon Fishing; Massachusetts Agricultural College; John Chinaman in San Francisco by Thomas J. Vivian; Gabriel Conroy, by Bret Harte (Conclusion: Chapters XXXIII-LVI); That Lass O'Lowrie's by Fanny Hodgson Burnett,(Chapters I-VIII) Bride of the Rhine, by George E. Waring, Jr.; Philip Nolan's Friends by Edward Everett Hale (Chapters XII-XXXIII). 916 pp. Profusely illustrated. 3/4 leather covers with gilt lettering/decor on the spine. Edges /spine joints rubbed. Overall covers are Good. Watermark on top page edge which shows on top margin of text from pp. 481 to end. Never on text. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good. Historical stories of the times. 
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14 SOVIET "JUSTICE". "SHOWPLACE" PRISONS VS. REAL SLAVE LABOR CAMPS and UNITED STATES THROUGH THE EYES OF SOVIET TOURISTS: 2 Pamphlets. 1960
Washington United States Government Printing Office 1960 Wraps Good to Very Good Russia Size: Approx. 6" x 9" Facsimiles 
2 publications: SOVIET "JUSTICE". "SHOWPLACE" PRISONS VS. REAL SLAVE LABOR CAMPS. Consultation with Mr. Adam Joseph Galinski. Committee on Un-American Activities; House of Representatives; Eighty-Sixth Congress; Second Session. "Showplace prisons in Soviet Russia, in which the inmates are not prisoners but secret police agents disguised as prisoners and coached in the type of answers which they are to give to foreign visitors, were described by Adam Joseph Galinski, who arrived in the United States last summer after spending over 11 years in Soviet concentration camps..." 50 pp. plus Index. UNITED STATES THROUGH THE EYES OF SOVIET TOURISTS. An Analysis of Their Published Reports Prepared by the Staff of the SubCommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security And Other Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate. " In the 11 months ended January 19, 1960, the Soviet Union sent to the United States 1,897 politically reliable and carefully trained civilian observers to report on our way of life..." 35 pp. including Index. 12 pages with photographs. ex. lib. markings on front covers. Some "black out" lines. Otherwise covers are Very Good. Interiors are tight, clean and Very Good+. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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15 Tables of and Annotated Index to the Congressional Series of United States Public Documents.
Waltham, Mass Mark Press 1963 Limited Cloth Near Fine American History Size: Approx. 9" X 10" Tables 
First published in 1902. This edition limited to 600 copies. Prepared in the Office of the Superintendent of Documents. A complete list of the publications of the United States Government known to have been printed. The endeavor has been to extricate the more important documents from the scattered mass of worthless matter which composes nearly one-half of the Congressional set. Despite these exceptions, fully 50,000 documents and reports have been indexed under authors, subjects, and titles. 769 pp. Book is Near Fine both exterior and interior. Gilt lettering on spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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16 THE 20TH CENTURY SONG BOOK
St. Louis The Chattanooga Medicine Co. 1904 Wraps Good Songs Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" Illustrations 
32 pp. of songs and medicinal advertisements. Covers have dirt smudges, bent corners and chipped/torn page edges. Interior pages have some small tears. Paper is browning from age. Text is easily legible. Overall this book is in Good condition. 
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17 THE ANNUAL REGISTER: A REVIEW OF PUBLIC EVENTS AT HOME AND ABROAD FOR THE YEAR 1903
New York Longmans, Green and Co. 1904 Hard Cover Good+ History Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9 1/4" 
New Series. Paper label 3 3/4" x 2 3/4": THE LEEDS INSTITUTE..." on front cover. paper label on spine otherwise exterior is Very Good. Leeds Institute bookplate on front endpaper. Stamped on title p. and numbered, otherwise interior is tight, clean and very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 THE REVIVAL OF THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE UNITED STATES and CONTRADICTIONS OF COMMUNISM. 2 pamphlets
Washington United States Government Printing Office 1959 Wraps Very Good- Communism Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Photographs, Map, Tables 
2 publications. THE REVIVAL OF THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE UNITED STATES. Staff Study by Subcommittee to Investigate Administration of Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws to the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate. "On November 22, 1958, the Moscow Pravda, official organ of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, published a directive...for the creation of a broad popular movement against the domination of large monopolies in the United States..." 54 pp. Appendixes; and CONTRADICTIONS OF COMMUNISM, Report by Subcommittee to Investigate Administration of Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws to the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate. "Contradictions of Communism" is intended to serve as a preliminary guide to the conflicting nature and inconsistencies of the dogma of Marxism-Leninism, under which we include the teachings of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, His collaborator, V. I. Lenin, Joseph Stalin, his disciple, and Nikita S. Khrushchev, present Soviet Premier..." 54 pp. Photographs, Map of the slave labor camps, and Tables. ex.lib stamp on front covers, otherwise covers are Very Good. Interiors are tight, clean and Very Good+. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 The Secretaries of State : Portraits and Biographical Sketches
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office 1978 Paper Covers Good+ American History Size: Approx. 8 " x 10 1/4" B&W Photographs 
125 pp. Paper covers with wear to edges, corners are creased, ex. lib. notes on front and back covers (identification numbers, stamp and writing). Interior is clean. Book in Good+ condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 THE SMOKE SIGNAL, SPRING 1968, NO. 17
Tucson The Tucson Corral of the Westerners 1968 Paper Cover Very Good Magazine Size: Approx. 8 1/2 " x 11" Photographs 
The Pony Express - The Overland Mail: A Dramatic Era When Western Mails Were Delivered by Pony Rider and Stagecoach. Pages 146-167. Document in VG condition with top of magazine slightly bent and creased. Otherwise magazine is tight and clean. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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