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1 CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE BOTANICAL LABORATORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Vol II, Number 3
1904 Wraps Good + to Very Good- Botany Plates, Figures (illustrations) 
"A Comparative Study of the Cytology and Movements of the Cyanophyceae" by Orville Phillips. Plates XXIII-XXXIV. Reprinted from Transactions and Proceedings of the Botanical Society of Pennsylvania. Printed on the Mrs. James McManes Fund. pp.237-438. ex.mus. numbers on front cover. mildly soiled/faded covers. paper spine ends missing some pieces. Covers intact. Overall Good +. ex-mus. stamp on title page, otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. Index. 
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2 SCIENCE, August 31, 1883. No. 30.
Cambridge The Science Company 1883 Wraps Good Science Size: Approx. 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" Etchings, Tables, Graph 
Articles: Notes on the Geology of the Troad, by J.S. Diller; Occurrence of Mound-Builders Pipes in New Jersey, by Charles C. Abbott with an illustration; The Igloo of the Innuit. -III. with 9 illustrations; Minnesota Weather; Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Geology of Philadelphia by Henry Carvill Lewis; The Iroquois Book of Rites; The Evidence for evolution in the history of the extinct Mammalia with a table; A classification of the natural sciences by T. Sterry Hunt with a table; Orbit of the great comet of 1882 by Edgar Frisbie; The tornado at Racine, May 18, 1883 ; A Method for the calibration of a galvanometer with an illustration; The utilization of the sun's rays for warming and ventilating apartments by E. S. Morse; New form of selenium cell, with some remarkable electrical discoveries made by its use; 3 articles by B. F. Thomas: A Method of determining the centre of gravity of a mass with an illustration; Two forms of apparatus for Boyle's law with 2 illustrations; and A new heliostat with an illustration; The static telephone by Prof. A. E. Dolbear; Report of the committee on indexing the literature of chemical elements; The kinetic theory of the specific heat of solids and A kinetic theory of melting boiling by H. T. Eddy; On y-dichlordibrompropionic and y-dichlorbromacrylic acids by C.F. Mabery; The sub-aqueous dissociation of certain salts with a graph; Suggestions for computing the speed of chemical reactions; Twelve months of lysimeter record at the New York agricultural experiment station by E.L. Sturtevant; The composition of American wheat and corn with a table; The sotol, A Mexican forage plant; American butters and their adulterations by H. W. Wiley; A Comparison of terr-cotta lumber with other materials; Improvements in shaping-machines; Regularity of flow in double-cylinder rotary pumps; The early History of the North American Continent; and The Remington Type-Writer by Richard A. Proctor with an illustration. pp. 255-298. Covers are advertisements for Photo-Engraving, Park Place, N.Y. and Electrical Test Instruments.. Additional page front and back with advertisements, before articles. ex.-mus. stamp and numbers on front cover. Some small chips on side and bottom edges.Spine split up 6" but covers still intact. overall exterior is Good.. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. Around borders some age-toning, not on text. 
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3 SCIENTIFIC AND LITERARY GOSSIP, 5 Issues 1883
Boston S. E. Cassino & Co. 1883 Wraps Good+ or Better Science Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/2" 
January-October 1883. Vol.I, No.3 January 15, 1883 Articles: Cuvier, and English Universities. Vol. I, No.6 April 16, 1883, Article: American Museums, Academy of Natural Sciences at Philadelphia, PA. Vol.I, No.7 May 15, 1883, Articles: American Museums, The American Museum of Natural History, New York City, and American Archaeology: The Work of the Peabody Museum. Vol.I, No.8 June 15, 1883, Articles: American Museums: The Lyceum of Natural History at Williams College, American Archaeology: The Work of the Peabody Museum (continued), The Atlantic Right Whales, and Land Leeches of Ceylon. Vol.I, No.12 October 15, 1883 (last issue of "first volume") Article: Color Sense In Man. All issues include articles of Scientific Notes, Book Reviews and publication ads. some issues have uncut pages. ex-mus. numbers on front. lightly soiled covers otherwise Good+ or better. Interiors are clean, tight and VG. 
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4 Arthur, Chester A. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING A LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, OF THE 17th INSTANT, INCLOSING, WITH OTHER PAPERS UPON THE SUBJECT, A PETITION OF THOMAS MULVEHILL, OF PITTSBURGH, PA.
Washington Government Printing Office 1883 Paperbound Very Good U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Maps 
...Praying for the Repossession of Certain Shore Lands at Pittsburgh, Erroneously Conveyed by him to the United States. 47th Congress, 2d Session, Senate, Ex. Doc. No. 46. January ---, 1883. Read and referred to the Committee on ---, and ordered to be printed. 7 pp. Fold-out map "showing the entire Tract of land purchased by Thomas Mulvehill from Jonathan Gallaher et lix, by deed dated Nov. 30, 1867. Also the portion of said Tract sold to 'The United States of America'". Disbound government document. Chipping/small holes to spine edge where attached to the book. Light browning to pages. Document in VG condition. 
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5 Butler, Mary THREE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN SOMERSET COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
Harrisburg PA Pennsylvania Historical Commission 1939 Soft Covers Very Good Archaeology Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 " Fold Out Maps, Illustrations 
Bulletin No. 753. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Instruction. 79 pp. with index. Three foldout maps of dig sites. Blue paper covers are dirt smudged with slight chipping to page edges. Interior is tight and clean. Document in VG condition. 
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6 Congress RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA APPROVING OF THE DECLARATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN FAVOR OF THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY
Washington Gales & Seaton 1824 Paperbound Very Good American History Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 9" 
18th Congress. 1st Session. May 3, 1824. "...That the magnanimous declaration of the President of the United States, in defence of the cause of liberty in this western hemisphere, meets the entire approbation of the General Assembly of this Commonwealth. That, whilst the allied sovereigns have manifested a determination that no free government shall exist in the eastern hemisphere, it has afforded us the highest gratification to observe the President of the United States expressing the sentiments of millions of freemen, proclaiming to the world, that any attempt on the part of the allied sovereigns of Europe, to extend their political systems to any portion of these continents of America, or in any other manner to interfere in their internal concerns, would be considered as dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States." 4 pp. (2 pp. of text) Enclosed in stiff green wraps (done at later date). Wraps are Fine. Document lightly foxed, otherwise Very Good+ 
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7 House of Representatives BREAKWATER IN DELAWARE BAY
Washington Government Printing Office 1828 Paperbound Good+ U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" 
20th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Rep. No. 118. January 30, 1828. "The Committee on Commerce, to which was referred, the resolution of the 24th of December last, directing them to inquire into the expenditure of erecting a breakwater, or artificial harbor, at the mouth of the Delaware Bay, together with certain memorials received from the Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia, the cities of New York and Boston, Wilmington, Delaware, New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, report:..." 8 pp. Disbound government document. Residue from book, chipping, small holes along spine edge. Browning and foxing to pages. Text easily legible. Document in Good+ condition. 
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8 House of Representatives LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, TRANSMITTING A REPORT OF THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA, IN RELATION TO THE EXPLOSION OF STEAM BOILERS
Washington Blair & Rives, Printers 1836 Paperbound Very Good U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Plates 
Steam Boilers. 24th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives Treasury Department, Doc. No. 162. March 1, 1836. Read, and laid upon the table. Members of the sub-committees include A. B. Bache, Benjamin Reeves, W. H. Keating, M. W. Baldwin, S. V. Merrick, Isaiah Lukens, W. R. Johnson. 95 pp. Six b/w plates, many other drawings and tables. Disbound government document. Residue from book binding, creasing and chipping to spine edge. Mild tanning to page edges, some foxing spots, few corners are creased. Text is clean and easily legible. Part of blue ink stamp from House of Representatives Library stamp on top page edge. Document in VG condition. 
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9 House of Representatives LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, TRANSMITTING INFORMATION UPON THE SUBJECT OF EXECUTING THE LAW FOR BUILDING LIGHT-HOUSES, BOUYS, &c.
Washington Thomas Allen, Print 1837 Paperbound Very Good U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Graph 
Light-houses, Buoys, &c. 25th Congress, 2d Session, House of Representatives, Treasury Department, Doc. No. 27. Referred to the Committee on Commerce, December 14, 1837. "...making appropriations for building light-houses, light-boats, beacon-lights, buoys, and dolphins..." describing work approved and rejected in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin. 27 pages. Disbound government document. Residue from book remains on spine. Creases on spine edge. Light foxing, but otherwise pages are crisp, clean and in excellent condition for its age. Document in VG condition. 
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10 House of Representatives LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR AD INTERIM, TRANSMITTING A COMMUNICATION FROM THE QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, SUBMITTING PLAN AND ESTIMATE FOR REPAIR OF THE WHARF AT SCHUYLKILL ARSENAL, PENNSYLVANIA
Washington Government Printing Office 1867 Paperbound Very Good U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Fold Out Maps 
Schuylkill Arsenal. 40th Congress, 2d Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 10. Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and ordered to be printed. December 3, 1967. Message sent from Secretary of War ad interim U.S. Grant to Speaker of the House of Representatives Schuyler Colfax. 7 pp. Three fold-out maps depicting the plan of the Schuylkill U.S. Arsenal in Philadelphia and its extension into the wharf into the Schuylkill River. Disbound government document. Small tears along spine edge where document was removed. Some light browning along page edges, otherwise document is clean and in VG condition. 
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11 House of Representatives LOCKS AND DAMS, MONONGAHELA RIVER. Letter from The Secretary of War
1895 Paperbound Very Good+ Pennsylvania Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Plates, Foldouts, Tables 
53d Congress, 3d Session, Ex. Doc. No. 249. Transmitting The report of the Chief of Engineers on the subject of acquiring by purchase the locks and dams on the Monongahela River, Pennsylvania. 65 pp. including 8 Appendixes. 9 plates, 6 of which are foldouts. Famous Americans in document: Daniel S. Lamont, Secretary of War; Thomas Lincoln Casey, Brigadier General, Chief of Engineers; Joseph K. McCammon, Attorney for the Monongahela Navigation Company; J. M. Schofield, Major General, Acting Secretary of War; S.V. Benet, Brig. Gen., Chief of Ordnance, and Acting Secretary of War; J.C. Duane, Brig. Gen., Chief of Engineers; Amos Stickney, Major of Engineers; M.K. Moorhead, President of Monongahela Navigation Company; and George Shiras, Jr and R. B. Carnahan, Attorneys for Monongahela Navigation Company. Disbound. Very Good+. 
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12 House of Representatives MEMORIAL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND FARMERS OF PENNSYLVANIA, PRAYING A MODIFICATION OF THE TARIFF 1824
Gales & Seaton 1824 Wraps Good Pennsylvania Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 9" 
18th Congress. 1st Session. Addressed to the Senate, House of Representatives, and Farmers of Pennsylvania..."That your memorialists, wholly cultivators of the soil...are firmly persuaded that the solid interests of the nation require, that an efficient protection be afforded to the manufacturing portion of our fellow-citizens, who have been greatly depressed ever since the return of peace. The depression of manufactures has had the effect to injure agriculture...From the close of the late war, it has driven thousands of manufactures and artisans, natives as well as emigrants, to agriculture; thus depriving the farmers of a considerable portion of the domestic market for the necessaries of life..." 6 pp. includes a list of 39 names. Mildly foxed but very legible. 2 1/2" tear at spine. Overall covers are Good. Text is separate from cover. Slight foxing. Text not affected. One table showing the amount and value of the flour exported from the United States. Text is Very Good. 
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13 House of Representatives ROAD--WASHINGTON TO NORTHWESTERN PARTS OF NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA
Washington Government Printing Office 1828 Paperbound Good+ U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Fold Out Charts 
20th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Rep. No. 91. January 21, 1828. "The Committee on Roads and Canals, to which were referred a memorial from the Milesburg and Smithport Turnpike Company, and sundry resolutions instituting inquiries into the expediency of constructing a National Road from the City of Washington, by various routes, towards the Northwestern frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, report:..." 43 pp. Four fold out charts/tables. Disbound government document. Residue from book binding remains on spine edge, spine is chipped and creased with string-ties visible. Document pages are browning and have foxing throughout, text easily legible, pages appear wavy along edges. Tables have hole stamp reading "Free Library of Philadelphia" over text, some charts more than one stamp. Document in Good+ condition. 
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14 House of Representatives THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR PLANT ACCIDENT. HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, U. S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, NINETY-SIXTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, JUNE 2, 1979
Washington U. S. Government Printing Office 1979 Paper Cover Very Good- Pennsylvania Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Figures, Tables 
No. 54. Printed for the use of the Committee on Science and Technology. 251 pp. Paper covers with staple binding. Creasing to front cover, particularly near spine, bottom of document bent with back pages slightly creased. Ex. library stamps and identification numbers on front cover. Interior pages are clean, no marks. Document in VG- condition. 
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15 Lewis, Henry Carvill ON A NEW SUBSTANCE RESEMBLING DOPPLERITE FROM A PEAT BOG AT SCRANTON.
1881 Wraps Very Good Geology Size: Approx. 6" x 9 1/4" 
Lewis, at the time of this paper, was the Professor of Mineralogy in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. This was read before the American Philosophical Society, Dec. 2,, 1881. "In the course of an excavation for a new court-house at Scranton, Pa., made last July, a very interesting substance was discovered, specimens of which were sent to the writer at that time for investigation. The excavation cut through a peat bog, and it was at the bottom of this bog, some 25 feet from the surface of the ground, that the substance here referred to was found." pp.112-117. Wraps slightly discolored around edges otherwise the pamphlet is Very Good+. (Have 8 more pamphlets by Lewis, all different titles) 
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16 Lewis, Henry Carvill ON PHILADELPHITE (Sp. Nov.)
Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences 1879 Wraps Very Good+ Geology Size: Approx. 6" x 9 1/4" 
Read before the Mineralogical and Geological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, December 22d, 1879. " The mineral to which the above title has been applied was found by the writer four years ago, ...". 16 pp. Wraps slightly discolored around edges otherwise the pamphlet is Very Good+ to Near Fine. Laid in a 5" x 2 1/4" paper hand written "With the Compliments of H. Carvill Lewis." ( Have 8 more pamphlets by Lewis, all different titles) 
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17 Lewis, Henry Carvill ON SUPPOSED GLACIATION IN PENNSYLVANIA SOUTH OF THE TERMINAL MORAINE
1884 Wraps Very Good+ Geology Size: Approx. 6" x 9 1/4" Illus. With a Fold-out Map 
At the time of this paper, the author was a Professor of Geology at Haverford College. From The American Journal of Science, Vol. XXVIII, Oct., 1884. Large foldout map at back of "Supposed Glaciated Localities in Pennsylvania South of the Terminal Moraine" The glaciated areas on the map are colored. pp. 276-285. Very Good +. (Have 8 more pamphlets by Lewis, all different titles) 
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18 Lewis, Henry Carvill THE IRON ORES AND LIGNITE OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY VALLEY
Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences 1879 Wraps Very Good+ Geology Size: Approx. 6" x 9 1/4" Illus. With Diagrams 
Read before the Mineralogical and Geological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, October 27th, 1879. 12 pp. 2 diagrams. Wraps slightly discolored around edges otherwise the pamphlet is Very Good+ to Near Fine. ( Have other pamphlets by Lewis, all different titles) 
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19 Prosser, Charles S. THE DEVONIAN SYSTEM OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
American Journal of Science 1892 Wraps Good Geology Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/4" By Author
From the American Journal of Science, Vol. XLIV, September 1892. Signed by author on title page (Mr. G. R. Putnam with the compliments Charles S. Prosser). Pages 210-221. Ex. museum with number identification and stamp on front cover. Large sections of front and back cover corners missing, and spine is exposed. Interior is slightly browning, but text is easily legible. Overall document in Good condition. 
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20 Ravenel, Mazyck P., M.D. Notes on the Bacteriological Examination of the Soil of Philadelphia.
Washington GPO 1896 Leather Very Good Medicine Size: Approx. 9" X 12" Color plates, Figures 
Memoirs of the Natl.Academy of Sciences, Vol.VIII. House of Representatives, 54th Congress 1st Sess., Doc. No.253. An examination of "the greater mortality among persons living in houses built on made ground over those living on virgin soil." Soil was examined in both made and virgin soil to a depth of 12 feet, over a period of 10 months. Results are detailed. 3/4 red calf, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges marbled. A handsome, deluxe presentation. Some rubbing on spine and corners, else Very Good +. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good +. 42 illustrations. 4 color plates. 
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