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1 A SKETCH OF THE SERVICES OF THE LATE W.W.SEATON IN CONNECTION WITH THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, AND SOME NOTICES OF HIS LIFE AND PERSONAL CHARACTER.
Washington Government Printing Office 1867 Wraps Good+ to Very Good- Biography Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
" In 1846 Mr. Seaton, being then mayor of Washington, and surpassed by on one in zeal for the public good and in the influence due to his rare social qualities, his known integrity, and peculiarly winning and unaffected eloquence, united with other gentlemen of like feelings in quring upon Congress the organization of an establishment which should at length do justice to the benevolent and far-sighted views which had dictated the bequest." pp.80-87. mildly soiled covers. ex.mus.stamp on front cover. some fading around borders. Tiny missing side edge piece and at spine. Overall exterior is Good+ or better. ex.mus. stamp on title page, otherwise interior is clean, tight, and VG. 
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2 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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3 Pennsylvania Avenue, Report of the President's Council on Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington 1964 Cloth Very Good to Very Good+ Slipcase: Good Washington D.C. Size:10 1/2" x 12" Photographs, Drawings, Foldout Map 
The Council's assignment had its origin in the Inaugural Parade on January 20, 1961, when President Kennedy noticed the drab appearance of Pennsylvania Avenue and decided to do something about it. A Council was produced which submitted this Report. 56 pp. 54 illustrations with photographs, sketchs of the Avenue's history, facsimiles, large illustrated foldout showing the whole Avenue, and sketches of the plan showing specific areas of the Avenue. Green "linen-like" covers with title in gilt letters on the front cover. spine faded. Overall Book is Very Good to Very Good+. Interior is tight, clean and Near Fine. Illustrated slipcase. Mildly soiled. Slipcase is Good. 
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4 Benet, Stephen Vincent LETTER FROM THE ACTING SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING, IN RESPONSE TO SENATE RESOLUTION OF FEBRUARY 8, 1886, REPORTS RELATIVE TO FILTERS FOR THE WATER SUPPLY FOR THE CAPITAL
Washington Government Printing Office 1886 Paper Cover Good Washington D.C. Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Fold Out Drawings 
49th Congress, 1st Session, Senate, Ex. Doc. No. 154. May 26, 1886.--Referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia and ordered to be printed. Question of printing maps and reports to the Committee on Printing. June 18, 1886.--Accompanying papers ordered to be printed. "Resolved, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, requested to ascertain the advisability and practicability of providing the water supply of the capital with filters and other appliances for cleansing and purifying the water, and to report the result of his inquiries, together with plans and estimates of the cost and application of the same." 24 pp. Three fold out drawings: one is map of proposed filter system, one is a drawing of the filter and lastly is a proposed plan of the filter house. Disbound government document. Document is complete, but several pages are separated from rest of document. Spine edge is creased with some chipping, some residue from book binding remains. Document corners are creased, edges browning, a few page edges are bent. Overall document in Good condition. 
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5 Congress ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTORS OF THE WASHINGTON CANAL COMPANY
Washington Gales & Seaton 1825 Paperbound Very Good U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
18th Congress, 2d Session, Document No. 102. February 24, 1825. Read: Ordered that is be laid upon the table. 4 pp. Disbound government document. Chipping along spine edge. Corner creased. Paper is lightly browning/foxing. Document in VG condition. 
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6 House of Representatives BRIDGE ACROSS THE POTOMAC 1836
Blair & Rives, Printers 1836 Paperbound Very Good District of Columbia Table 
Letter from The Secretary of the Treasury, Transmitting A Report on the progress of the work on the Bridge across the River Potomac. 24th Congress, 1st Session. Doc. No. 53. House of Representatives. Treas.Dept. January 12, 1836. "It gives me great satisfaction to state,...a substantial and commodious bridge has been built... For a particular detail of the dimensions of the bridge; the several changes in the original plan, with the additions..the cost of the different portions of the entire structure and every charge connected with it; reference is made to the Engineer's report and its accompanying documents." 22 pp. including the Engineer's report, Table with Estimates, Petition of the "inhabitants of the city of Washington"; and Statement of bills paid by Treasury for building the bridge. Disbound. Intact. 3 pages with bottom right corner folded back. Otherwise Document is Very Good. Famous Americans in document: Levi Woodbury, Secretary of the Treasury; Geo. W. Hughes, U.S.C.E. Superintending Engineer Potomac Bridge; Peter Force, a 19th-century politician, newspaper editor, archivist, and historian; and Wm A. Bradley, Mayor of Washington, D.C. from 1834 to 1836. 
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7 House of Representatives CORPORATIONS -- WASHINGTON, GEORGETOWN, AND ALEXANDRIA -- JANUARY 30, 1828
Washington Government Printing Office 1828 Paper Cover Good Washington D.C. Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Fold Out Tables 
"Mr. Mercer, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to which was referred a memorial of the Corporations of Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, made the following Report: The Committee on Roads and Canals, to which was referred the memorial of the Corporations of Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, praying an enlargement of their powers, and certain facilities to enable them to provide more effectually for the payment of their respective subscriptions to the stock of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, report:..." 20th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Rep. No. 112. 32 pp. Two fold-out tables. Disbound government document. Residue from book binding remains on spine edge. Spine is creased and has some chipping. Pages are browning and have foxing spots, text is easily legible. Document in Good condition. 
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8 House of Representatives LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, TRANSMITTING AN ESTIMATE FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR OF APPROPRIATION FOR A SURVEY OF ANACOSTIA RIVER, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington Government Printing Office 1888 Paperbound Good+ Washington D.C. Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Fold Out Map, Drawings 
Survey of the Anacostia River. 50th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 97. January 19, 1888.--Referred to the Committee on Rivers and Harbors and ordered to be printed. 7 pp. Large fold-out map (30" x 20") showing Washington and Georgetown Harbors, and Proposed Improvement of James Creek Canal, and smaller fold-out drawings (20" x 13 1/2") showing James Creek Canal Cross Sections. Disbound government document. Creasing and chipping to spine edge, tanning to page edges, last page has chipping to edges, corners creased and edges are creased. Maps are browning along edges, otherwise creases and folds are crisp. Document in Good+ condition. 
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9 House of Representatives LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING PAPERS CONTAINING INFORMATION RESPECTING THE WASHINGTON AQUEDUCT
Washington Government Printing Office 1856 Paperbound Very Good- Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
Washington Aqueduct. 34th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 82. April 11--Ordered to be printed. Details of the plan, management and cost of the Washington aqueduct as required by a resolution by the House of Resentatives of the 7th instant. 101 pp. Disbound government document. Residue and string-tie from book remain on spine edge. Corners are rubbed and minor creasing along spine. Front page is very brown from age, and there is light browning and foxing throughout interior. Document in VG- condition. 
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10 House of Representatives LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING WITH A LETTER OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, REPORT OF THE ENGINEER OFFICER FORMERLY IN CHARGE OF THE WASHINGTON AQUEDUCT, INVITING ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT CERTAIN BUILDINGS ENCROACH UPON THE GOVERNMENT LAND..
Washington Government Printing Office 1896 Paperbound Very Good- Washington D.C. Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Fold Out Map, Plates 
..and Inclosing Certain Plans, Correspondence, and Recommendations. Washington Aqueduct. 54th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Document No. 135. January 13, 1896.--Referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia and ordered to be printed. 8 pp. Fold-out map and two plates demonstrating the encroachment of various properties to the aqueduct and planned Dalecarlia reservoir. Disbound government document. Residue from book binding, creasing and chipping to spine edge. Chipping to top page edge, folded corners, some minor tanning. Text is easily legible, map and plates are clean. Document in VG- condition. 
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11 House of Representatives PROCEEDINGS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES ON THE PRESENTATION OF THE SWORD OF WASHINGTON AND THE STAFF OF FRANKLIN, FEBRUARY 7, 1843.
Washington Gales and Seaton 1843 Paper Cover Very Good- U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
27th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives, Doc. No. 144. February 8, 1843. On Motion of Mr. Taliaferro, Resolved, That twenty thousand copies of the full journal of the proceedings of the House on the presentation of the sword of Washington be printed, for distribution by the members of this House. 15 pp. Disbound government document. Creasing and chipping to spine edge. Document pages are brown, foxing spots throughout, text easily legible. Document in Good+/VG- condition. 
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12 House of Representatives REPORT OF THE JOINT COMMISSION CREATED TO DIRECT AND SUPERVISE THE COMPLETION OF THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT. TRANSMITTED TO CONGRESS WITH THE ANNUAL MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT, DECEMBER 3, 1877.
Washington Government Printing Office 1877 Paper Cover Good Washington D.C. Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Fold Out Drawings 
Report to Congress explaining the completion of the Washington Monument and plans to strengthen and reinforce the foundation in order to guarantee the completed structure would be stable. 83 pp. Four fold-out drawings and numerous drawings detailing the struction and planned reinforcement. Disbound government document. Spine edge is creased with some small chips, residue from book binding remains. Document page edges are chipped and some pages have small tears, document pages are browning with some foxing spots, text is easily legible. Few pages are creased, middle document corner is creased. Overall document is complete and in Good condition. 
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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 Martin, Edward Winslow BEHIND THE SCENES IN WASHINGTON
The Continental Publishing Company and National Publishing Co. 1873 Leather Fair to Good U.S. Government Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 9" Illustrated 
Being a Complete and Graphic Account of the Credit Mobiler Investigation, the Congressional Rings, Political Intrigues, Workings of the Lobbies, Etc. Giving the Secret History of our National Government, in all its Various Branches, and Showing How the Public Money is Squandered, How Votes are Obtained, Etc., With Sketches of the Leading Senators, Congressmen, Government Officials, Etc., and an Accurate Description of the Splendid Public Buildings of the Federal Capital. 518 pp. Leather covers with front cover completely missing and back cover detached from book, but present. Back cover corners are rubbed to boards, edges are rubbed. Spine tips are rubbed to cloth and fraying, spine leather is rubbed and gilt lettering is faded. Browning to page edges and light foxing to interior, but interior is tight. Book in Fair to Good condition. 
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15 Mendenhall, T. C. GRAVITY RESEARCH: DETERMINATIONS OF GRAVITY WITH HALF-SECOND PENDULUMS ON THE PACIFIC COAST, IN ALASKA AND AT WASHINGTON, D.C., AND HOBOKEN, N.J.
Washington Government Printing Office 1892 Wraps Very Good- U.S. Coast and Geodetic Surve Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 " Plates, Tables 
Appendix No. 15 -- Report for 1891. Pages 503-564. B/W plates with one fold-out. Brown paper wraps. Covers darkened along edges, small tear to bottom spine edge, large chip and missing section from back cover and last page of documentInk writing on top of front cover "Sent at request of G. R. P." Interior pages are lightly browning, otherwise clean. Document in VG- condition. 
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16 National Park Service WASHINGTON MONUMENT
United States Department of Interior 1957 Reprint Paper Cover Very Good- Washington D.C. Size: Approx. 6 " x 8 1/2" Photographs 
Reprint. National Park Service. Tells the history of the Washington Monument. Opens up to 18" across. With photographs of the Robert Mills original design; the Momument in 1879; Night View of Monument; and The Monument from the Lincoln Memorial. Includes Statistics. Back page mildly soiled, otherwise Very Good. 
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17 Pierce, Franklin MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, COMMUNICATING CORRESPONDENCE RELATIVE TO WORKS OF ART FOR THE NEW CAPITOL
Washington Government Printing Office 1856 Paperbound Very Good Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
Works of Art for the New Capitol. 34th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 117. Letters of correspondence between President Pierce, sculptor Hiram Powers, and Hon. Edward Everett. 3 pp. Disbound government document. Foxing on all pages, but does not interfere with text. Overall document in VG condition. 
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18 Reynolds, Charles B. Washington the Nation's Capital
New York Foster & Reynolds 1906 Cloth Good Washington D.C. Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8" Photographs 
"A complete and practical Handbook of Washington. Time table giving hours to visit the public buildings. A Ready Reference Map-double spread. 200 illustrations. 166 pp. Blue cloth with gilt design of the Capitol's dome on front cover. Two smudge/rubbed areas on front cover. Edges rubbed at corners, spine ends and borders. Covers are Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG. 
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19 Rhees, William J. VISITOR'S GUIDE TO THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION AND NATIONAL MUSEUM, WASHINGTON D.C.
Washington Judd & Detweiler 1885 Wraps Good Smithsonian Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9 1/4" Plates 
"The object of this work is to give a brief and popular account of the Smithsonian Institution, its founder, its Secretaries, Professors Henry and Baird, and of the National Museum in its charge." 78 pp. Original paper wraps are very well worn and aged. Covers are dirt-smudged, edges are chipped, spine is torn and partially exposed, front lower corner is missing, back top corner is folded and creased. Interior pages have dirt-smudges, some are foxed, some pages are chipped/torn, and paged edges are browning/dirty. Overall the document in Good condition. 
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20 Senate MR. HARRIS, FROM THE COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING REPORT: IN OBEDIENCE TO A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE, ADOPTED JUNE 6, 1879, WHICH PROVIDES THAT THE COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA...
Washington Government Printing Office 1879 Paperbound Very Good U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Color Map 
...Be, and Hereby is, Authorized to Sit During the Next Recess of the Senate, to Investigate the Best Means of Securing to the Cities of Washington and Georgetown an Ample Supply of Pure Water; and to Ascertain What the Water-Works Now in Use, Including the Aqueduct, Reservoir, Water-Mains, &c., Have Cost the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Cities of Washington and Georgetown; and Also the Annual Income that Has Been Secured Thereform, and how Much Thereof Has Been Realized; and Also ther Present State of All Outstanding Debts or Liabilities Relating to Said Works; and What Additional Expenditure will be Necessary, if any, to Secure an Ample Supply of Pure Water; and That the Committee Report to the Senate, by Bill or Otherwise, at the Next Session of Congress--. In the Senate of the United States. 46th Congress, 2d Session, Senate., Report No. 39. December 5, 1879.--Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on the District of Columbia. 11 pp. Color map showing claims of land and ownership. Residue from book binding, chipping and minor creasing to spine edge. Some tanning to page edges, a few foxing spots, text is clean and easily legible. Document in VG condition. 
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