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1 A Memorial Of Stephen Salisbury Of Worcester, Mass.
Worcester Press of Charles Hamilton 1885 Cloth Good- Biography Size: Approx. 7 " x 10 3/4" 
On front free endpaper, 6"x3" strip of paper, glued down on one side: "With the respects of Stephen Salisbury. Worcester, Massachusetts. Contents: Biographical Notice; Notices by the Worcester Press; Notices of the Funeral; From Yucatan Newspapers; Proceedings of Societies; Sermon and Eulogy by Rev. A.P. Peabody; Memoir by Hon. John D. Washburn; Proceedings of other Institutions; and Extracts from Private Letters including a Letter of Hon. George Bancroft. 158 pp. Covers worn. Corners rubbed/frayed to boards. Spine joints splitting/fraying and spine ends fraying. Back cover's spine joints with some small holes?. Front lower cover with scuffing? worn area. Covers are overall Good-. Hinges broken. Frontis. engraving portrait of Stephen Salisbury. Interior is clean, tight and in Very Good condition. Stephen Salisbury I had established Worcester as a center of trade between the ports of Boston and Providence and the hundreds of small towns in the interior New England in the early 19th century. He had extensive land holdings in Worcester, including most of the west side of the city, which he passed on to his son. 
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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. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Autobiographical Notes and a Bibliography of the Scientific Publications of Joel Asaph Allen
New York American Museum Natural History 1916 Wraps Good to Good- Autobiography Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/2" 
In the Foreword written by Henry Fairfield Osborn, " The life and writing of Joel Asaph Allen have exerted so great an influence on the progress of ornithology and mammalogy in America that all who have the interests of these branches of science at heart, both in this country and abroad, will welcome this biographical and bibliographical volume. It is issued as an expression of the appreciation of Doctor Allen's life work by the Trustees of The American Museum of Natural History and devoted colleagues on its Scientific Staff. The biographical sketch was especially desired in connection with the Bibliography because it sets forth so clearly the broad groundwork of travel, of field observation and of field record which has established a model of all modern American work on the birds and the mammals..." 215 pp. most uncut at top edge. Side edge untrimmed. Tears and chips mainly at front cover's side edge. Covers soiled with fading at front top edge. Top spine strip down 1/2" missing. Tear at spine joint, 1 1/2". Overall covers are Good to Good-. Covers intact. Frontis. engraving of Joel Asaph Allen. ex.mus. stamp on title page, otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good. 
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New York Harper & Brothers 1868 Paper Covers Good- to Fair Harper's Magazine Size: Approx. 6 1/2" x 10" Engravings, Drawings, 
November Issue. Volume 37, Number 222. Some articles written or about FAMOUS AMERICANS: J. ROSS BROWNE:Explorations in Lower California (Second Paper) pp.740-752 with illustrations; Fish-Culture in America, pp.721-739 with illustrations- one of SETH GREEN; The Handel Festival at the Crystal Place, 1868, pp.753-759 with illustrations-one of CHRISTINE NILSSON; and Democracy of the Chinese by REV. WILLIAM SPEER, pp.839-848. Soiling to front cover. Ink "blottish" from spill? on lower spine on to front lower cover, widest area 1/2". One inch tear, side edge chipped. "Duplicate" stamped.Cover is Good- to Fair. pp.721-744 one or both side corner edges creased/folded. Last 2 pages side top corner also creased/folded. Otherwise interior is tight and clean and Very Good. Many engravings. 
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5 POPULAR SCIENCE NEWS AND BOSTON JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY.1892-Complete year. 12 issues. Vol. XXVI: Number 1-12. January-December.
Boston Popular Science News Co. 1892 Wraps Good or Better Science Size: Approx. 9 1/2" x 12" Figures (line drawings), Tables, 
Articles by Harlan Hoge Ballard,"then" President of the Agassiz Association; and THE NEW STAR IN AURIGA, by Charles Augustus Young. Articles include: NOVELITIES IN PHOTOGRAPHY (6 etchings); WATER AND AIR BAROMETERS (2 etchings); PHOTOGRAPHING LIGHTING-STROKES(1etching); FLINT IMPLEMENTS OF COCHIN CHINA (1etching); SOME CURIOUS MINERALS (5 ETCHINGS); ABOUT LICHENS(17 etchings); MIMICRY IN ANIMALS (3 etchings); EXPERIMENTS WITH WATER-JETS(3 ETCHINGS); EVOLUTION FOR THE CONTINENTS( 4 etchings); MINIATURE SUN-DIALS (4 etchings); SOUP-BUBBLES (6 etchings); JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (2 etchings); SIMPLIFIED COMPOUND LEAVES (8 etchings). Includes monthly section on MEDICINE and PHARMACY, ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA and METEOROLOGY. December Issue includes Index for the Year with List of Articles. All are in Good or better condition. One issue will ex-mus. numbers on front cover (advertisement page). May issue does not have 2 pages of advertisements as its "covers", all the other issues do. Covers lightly soiled or age-toned around borders. One issue torn area on cover (advertisements), but all there. One issue's side edge with tear, but intact. Overall interiors are clean, tight, and in Very Good condition. 
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Philosophical Society of Washington 1901 Wraps Very Good Physical Science Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/2" Figures (line drawings) 
Bulletin, Vol..XIV, pp. 93-138. most pages' top edge uncut so interior is Fine. Articles on HYDRODYNAMICS by R.A. Harris; PHYSICAL INSTRUMENTS by C.F. Marvin; TIDES by L.P. Shidy; ACOUSTICS by C. K. Wead and METHODS FOR MEASUREMENT OF FORCE OF GRAVITY ON THE OCEAN By G.W.Littlehales. Salmon colored covers slightly soiled. Spine faded and mildly chipped.Bottom front cover edge one small tear and corner tip missing. Overall exterior is VG. Interior is clean, tight and Near Fine. 
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7 Report of the Third Annual Reunion of the Society of the Army and Navy of the Gulf Held at Newport, R. I., July 7th, 1871
New York George F. Nesbitt & Co 1872 Paper Cover Good Military Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 9" 
Contents include: A Poem "Gulf-Weed" by Henry Howard Brownell; Memorial Address on the Life and Character of Admiral D.G.Farragut by Rev. Henry E. Montgomery; Remarks by General McDowell, Alexander Hamilton Rice, Dr. Foltz, Gen. Sheridan, and others; List of Vessels in the Gulf Squadron Commanded by Admiral D.G.Farragut and Roster of Troops (19th Corps) Department of Gulf. 80 pp. Blue stiff covers. Faint gilt lettering on front cover. Front bottom corner tip missing.Tears at spine joints. Back cover's top corner creased. 1/2" spine paper missing at base. Overall covers are Good. Still intact. Interior is tight, clean and in Very Good + condition. Mildly brown-tone to pages, age? related. 
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8 SCIENCE, April 17, 1885. Volume V. No. 115
Cambridge The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good+ or Better Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Engravings, Drawings, Tables 
Article by Famous American: A. W. GREELY "The scientific results of the Lady Franklin Bay expedition" with full page illustration of "The station of the Greely Party at Lady Franklin Bay". Other articles: "Footprints in the rocks of Colorado" by H.W. Parker with 2 illustrations; and "Successful extraction of a bullet from the brain" with 2 illustrations. Under News and Notes, a paragraph on the "remarkable halo seen in Orleans, France on " 17th of January last" with an drawing of the "halo". Paper covers lightly soiled with light chipping around edges, otherwise Good+. Back cover's lower corner folded back. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
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9 SCIENCE, August 12, 1887
New York The Science Company 1887 Paper Cover Good Science Size: Approx. 9" X 12" Engravings 
Some Articles: What American Zoologists have done for Evolution, by E.W. Morse. Laid in page with portrait engraving of Morse; Economy in Management of Soil, by H. E. Alvord; Prehistoric Chronology of America by D.G. Brinton; The Sonora Earthquake with illustration and Chemical Laboratory of the University of Nebraska with 5 illustrations. Front wrap detached but intact. ex-mus mailing label and numbers on front. Slightly soiled. Overall exterior is Good to Good+. interior is clean, and tight and VG+. Engraving of Morse, top border watermarked. Not on portrait. From SCIENCE, Aug. 20, 1886. 
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10 SCIENCE, August 27, 1886. Volume VIII. No. 186
New York The Science Company 1886 Wraps Good Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Etching 
Articles by Famous Americans: J. WILLARD GIBBS: Multiple algebra. in Letters to the Editor: WILLIAM NORTH RICE: The eccentricity theory of the glacial period;HENRY B. BAKER: The causation of pneumonia; and E.W.EVANS: The sweating sickness. Another article:"A New Submarine Torpedo Boat" with illustration. ex.mus.numbers on front cover. mildly soiled. watermark along top edge of front cover and on first page top margin inside. watermark at spine hinge. small chipping around edges. Overall covers are Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG. 
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11 SCIENCE, August 28, 1885. Volume VI. No. 134
Cambridge The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Foldout Map, Etchings 
Articles about/or by Famous Americans: "Biographical Sketch of the President of the Association"(HUBERT ANSON NEWTON) with portrait illustration; 2 articles about HENRY STANLEY: "The Kongo Free State"; and "Stanley's Kongo" including a large foldout Map of Central Africa and the Kongo Free State. In Letters to the Editor: THEO. GILL "Man's Ancestry". Other articles: "Composite Portraiture" with illustration; and "The Yacht Puritan" with 2 illustrations.Lightly soiled. Tiny chipping around side/bottom edge.Crease down middle. Overall covers are Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG. Map is Very Good-. Two tears at middle fold. 
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12 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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13 SCIENCE, August 7, 1885. Volume VI. No. 131
Cambridge The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good+ Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Etchings, Maps, 
From Famous Americans in Letters to the Editor: JOSEPH F. JAMES "An abormal Rudbeckla" with an illustration; and WM. H. BREWER "The ginkgo tree"; also under Letters to Editor: "The swimming-habits of the sunfish" by John A. Ryder with an illustration of "Mola Rotunda". Other articles: "Exploration in Indo-China" with 4 illustrations including a map of proposed railways; "The Telephone in Paris" with a map "showing Paris and the distribution of telephones"; "Around Africa" with 2 head "portraits" of "Natal Caffre and Sulu Maiden". ex.mus. stamp on front cover. Tiny chipping around bottom edge. Overall covers are Good+. Interior is tight, clean and VG. 
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14 SCIENCE, December 11, 1885. Volume VI. No. 149
New York The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good+ Science Size: Approx. 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" Tables 
With Science Supplement. Some articles: "A National University"; "The Decay of the Obelisk"(in Central Park) by ARNOLD HAGUE; " The Meeting of the American Public Health Association" with diagram exhibiting the comparative mortality by absolute number of decedents from fifteen most important causes of death, in Rhode Island, during 25 years, from 1860 to 1884; "Telpherage"(in England) with 4 illustrations, under Astronomical Notes: "Two new comets" with table and "The Biela comet meteor-stream" with table. Articles by or about Famous Americans: in Letters to the Editor:E. J. JAMES "NEWCOMB's Political Economy"; and H. M. PAUL "The Biela comet meteor-stream". In Science Supplement: G. BROWN GOODE " Recent Challenger Monographs"(report of Challenger Expedition); "Heights in France"(of country's inhabitants) with map; and "Progress in Metallurgy". Tipped in one page: THREE NEW PORTRAITS OF WASHINGTON". Covers only 1/5 attached, but covers "intact". Slightly soiled. ex.mus. stamp on front cover. Slight chipping at edges. label residue covering up part of "title" contents. Some creasing. Overall covers are Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. Supplement is in VG condition. 
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15 SCIENCE, December 18, 1885. Volume VI. No. 150
New York The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good+ Science Size: Approx. 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" Etching 
With Science Supplement. Some articles: "The Meeting of the American Public Health Association"; "The government and its scientific bureaus" and "Methods of teaching political economy". Articles by or about Famous Americans: in Letters to the Editor: "NEWCOMB's Political Economy"; LESTER F. WARD "A National university"; P. J. FARNSWORTH "The English sparrow"; and WILLIAM FERREL "The temperature of the moon". In Science Supplement:.I. C. RUSSELL "North Carolina coal-fields"; "Laying a Cable" (joining the two islands Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket); "Physics at Johns Hopkins"; and "The American ferret" with an illustration of one. Covers slightly soiled. Slight chipping at edges. Overall covers are Good+. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. Supplement"s edges lightly soiled/chipped, otherwise in VG condition. 
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16 SCIENCE, January 16, 1885. Vol. V. No. 102
Cambridge, MA, The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good- Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Sketches 
Articles by Famous Americans: JOHN TROWBRIDGE "Recent advances in electrical science"; J. W. POWELL "The administration of the scientific work of the general government"; J. R. BARTLETT "Some recent experiments with oil in stopping breakers"; ADOLPH F. BANDELIER "Bandelier's Archeological Tour in Mexico" with illustration of " The Great Mound at Cholula"; and BENJAMIN GOULD "The Argentine Zone Catalogue" with 2 illustrations of " Dr. Gould's Observatory at Cordoba" and "View of Corboba from Dr. Gould's Observatory" also in Letters to the Editor-J. S. DILLER " Coal in the Chico group of California"; HENRY W. HAYNES "Man in the stone age"; and B. G. WILDER " The use of slips in scientific correspondence". Includes other scientific articles. pp41-62. Covers detached. Top front corner torn-have "detached" piece, 3"x2". ex. mus. stamp on front cover. 3" tear and small chippings around edges. Mildly soiled. Good- exterior. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good. 
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17 SCIENCE, June 6, 1884. Volume III. No. 70
Cambridge The Science Company 1884 Wraps Very Good Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Etchings, Chart 
Articles by Famous Americans: FREDERICK SCHWATKA: The Middle Yukon with 9 illustrations; in Letters to the Editor: G. BROWN GOODE: The invention of the vertical camera in photography with photo engraving illustration; and CHARLES C. ABBOTT: Hibernating mammals. Other articles: " The conic projection in oceanic cartography" with a North-Atlantic track-chart. " The Royal Society of Canada"; and " Calderwood's Mind and Brain". Mildly chipped covers at side edge. Overall covers are Very Good. Faint vertical crease down the middle. Interior is tight, clean and VG. 
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18 SCIENCE, March 12, 1886. Volume VII. No. 162
New York The Science Company 1886 Wraps Very Good Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" 
Articles by Famous Americans: N. S. SHALER: The swamps of the United States; and ERNEST INGERSOLL: The Rocky Mountains as seen from the Canadian Pacific railway. in Letters to the Editor: S. LOCKWOOD: Apropos to Pteranodon and Homo. Other articles: The origin of human races and types and Comparative distribution of Jewish ability. ex.-mus. numbers on front cover. mild soil at stapled side. Bottom edge chipped. Some chipping to bottom edge. Overall exterior is Very Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. pp. 229-250. 
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19 SCIENCE, March 13, 1885. Volume V. No. 110
Cambridge The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good to Good- Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Foldout Map, Drawings 
Some articles: "The Solar Eclipse of March 16" with illustration; "The Hudson-Bay Expedition of 1884" by Wm. P. Anderson with 2 illustrations and foldout "Chart showing the track of the 'S.S. Neptune' Hudson's Bay Expedition 1884"- Chart is 13"x10"; "The Annisquam Seaside Laboratory"; and "The Prehistoric Congress at Lisbon". Some soiling to paper covers. Side edge with tears. Some chipping to bottom edge. Small watermark at top edge, barely goes through. Covers intact. Overall exterior is Good to Good-. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. Foldout chart is Very Good-. 3/4" tear at edge, along border of chart. 2 small missing pieces along bottom edge, not near border of chart. 
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20 SCIENCE, March 20, 1885. Volume V. No. 111
Cambridge The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Etchings,diagrams, Drawings 
Articles by Famous Americans: JOHN TROWBRIDGE " The Jefferson physical laboratory"(at Harvard University) with engraving of the facility and 4 layout diagrams; JOSEPH F. JAMES "Evidences of beaches in the Cincinnati group" with one illustration; and DAVID P. TODD "Researches in stellar parallax"with one illustration. Other articles: "Coffins of the Seventh Century" with one illustration and under Notes and News, a paragraph on a "new loud-speaking telephone" with an illustration of one. Under Letters to the Editor, a short paragraph from D.P.TODD "Solar eclipse of March 16. Other Letters to Editor: "Hereditary abnormality of sense-organs" by W.J. McGee with illustration and "Economy of fuel" by Bailey Willis with illustration. Some soiling to paper covers. Side edge with mild chippings.Very little to bottom edge. Covers intact. Overall exterior is Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
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