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LEGISLATION TO MAKE "THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER" THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. HEARINGS BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

By: Congress

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1930

Seller ID: 007493

Condition: Very Good-


Seventy-First Congress, Second Session on H. R. 14. Serial 3. "A bill to make The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem of the United States of America." 45 pp. Paper covers with staple-binding. Cover edges are worn, corners are folded and creased, light crease down middle of document, dirt smudges on back. Ex. library stamp on front cover. Paper is browning along edges, several interior page corners are creased. Document in VG- condition. View more info

GEOLOGY OF NEW JERSEY

By: Cook, George H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Newark, The Daily Advertiser Office: 1868

Seller ID: 006558

Condition: Fair to Good-


Published by the Board of Managers. 899 pages with index, errata at conclusion. Foldout Maps, b/w plates. Color map attached to back inside cover. Brown blindstamped cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Covers are very worn and in Fair condition with corners and edges are bumped and rubbed to boards, front joint broken and front cover barely attached to rest of book, water stains and areas of discoloration/damage to cover faces. Spine is discolored from sun exposur... View more info

SPEECH OF J. J. COOMBS, ESQ., DELIVERED AT THE UNION LEAGUE READING ROOM, WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 1, 1863

By: Coombs, J. J.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Washington, H. Polkinhorn: 1863

Seller ID: 006906

Condition: Good


16 pp. Speech discussing the men of the Union and Confederation. String-tied document. Front page is nearly removed from rest of document, edges and corners are chipped and worn, pages browning with foxing marks, text easily legible. Document in Good condition. View more info

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS: A NARRATIVE OF 1757

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Scott, Foresman and Company: 1919

Seller ID: 005836

Condition: Good+


The Lake English Classics. Revised Edition With Helps to Study. Edited for school use by Edwin Herbert Lewis. 443 pages with appendix. Grey cloth covers. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, spine tips are bent and fraying. Covers show signs of scuffing and wear. News service stamps and numbers written on front inside cover. Front hinge broken. Some chipping to back page edges, otherwise interior is tight and clean. Book in Good+ conditi... View more info

Jonathan Holman, a Revolutionary Colonel. A Paper Read before the Worcester Society of Antiquity, December 5th, 1893.

By: Crane, John C.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Worcester, Mass, Private Press of Franklin P. Rice: 1894

Seller ID: 001357

Condition: Good


19 pp. ex-mus. stamp and numbers on front cover. missing corners but covers intact. Overall exterior is Good. Frontis.portrait. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. View more info

CAPTAIN JINKS HERO

By: Crosby, Ernest

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005500

Condition: Very Good+


393 pp. Nine illustations by Dan Beard. Brown cloth covers with picture embossed in red, green, black, brown and white (appears to be a cannon with white smoke rising from it, green wreaths and a red military cross), and image embossed on spine. Cover edges rubbed. Spine slightly cocked. Missing DJ. Interior is tight and clean, but page edges are lightly browning from age. Book is in VG+ condition. Howe 27-305 1985. View more info

TO APPOMATTOX: NINE APRIL DAYS, 1865

By: Davis, Burke

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Company, Inc.: 1959

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006175

Condition: Very Good+


"...the last tragic days of the Confederacy in a way that touches the human heart most keenly--through the eyes of soldiers and civilians (on both sides) who actually experienced the excitement and anguish." 433 pages with index. Green boards with red spine. DJ in VG- condition with chipping to edges, small tears to corners, light browning to edges. Cover corners and edges are rubbed, spine ends are bumped and bent. Green top page edge. Interior is tight an... View more info

A HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES

By: Dexter, Edwin Grant

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1904

Seller ID: 005672

Condition: Very Good+


656 pages with index. Green covers with gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners and edges are lightly rubbed, spine edges are bent. Two small brown spots on lower front cover. Gilt top page edge, rest of page edges are uncut and "shedding" small pieces from the page edge. Ex. library with bookplate and identification numbers on front inside cover, and numbers on publication page. Front hinge broken. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG+ condition. View more info

ONE WORLD; ONE WASHINGTON: THE ORATION, IN THE CITY HALL, BURLINGTON, ON WASHINGTON'S BIRTH-DAY, 1859; BY REQUEST OF THE LADY MANAGERS OF THE MOUNT VERNON ASSOCIATION, AND MANY CITIZENS OF BURLINGTON

By: Doane, Rev. George Washington

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, King & Baird: 1859

Seller ID: 006904

Condition: Good+


32 pp. Brown paper covers. Cover edges are chipped, corners bent, edges are darkened, covers are dirty, spine ends torn. Crease down middle of the document that runs throughout. Interior clean, no marks. Document in Good+ condition. View more info

A NEW "SARTOR RESARTUS," BEING A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF A PAMPHLET ENTITLED "A REVIEW OF MR. SEWARD'S DIPLOMACY"

By: DR. SYNTAX, JR. (Kimber, S. Jr.)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 1862

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004573

Condition: Good-


"This pamphlet has already been reviewed, and that not in the kindliest spirit. Its authorship is universally attributed to a prominent member of the Philadelphia Bar-who was charged with an important foreign mission, under the late administration, and who has ever since been supposed to enjoy the especial confidence of its Chief....It is no part of that duty to attempt any vindication, in this essay, of President Lincoln or Mr. Seward. They need none..." A humor... View more info

BULLETIN OF THE ESSEX INSTITUTE, 1869-1872 (VOL. 1-4)

By: Essex Institute

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Salem, Massachusetts, Essex Institute Press: 1870

Seller ID: 005637

Condition: Very Good


Volume 1-2: 160 pp. and 178 pp. Ex. library with identification stamp on lower spine, bookplate on front inside cover. Black pebbled cover with gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners boards and areas on the edges are exposed and spine edges are frayed. Front freepaper corner is dog-earred. Page edges are slightly browning. Volume 3-4: 178 pp. and 179 pp. Ex. library with identification stamp on lower spine, bookplate on front inside cover. Black pebbled cover wit... View more info

GOV. THOMAS DUDLEY'S LETTER TO THE COUNTESS OF LINCOLN, MARCH, 1631. WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES.

By: Farmer, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, Peter Force: 1838

Seller ID: 007002

Condition: Good


"Note. Governour Dudley was one of the five undertakers of the Settlement of Massachusetts, and came over with the Charter in 1630. The following Letter, addressed to the Countess of Lincoln, in whose family he had been steward nine or ten years, was written nine months after his arrival, and contains the events pertaining to the Colony during that period." 19 pp. String-tied document. Many pages uncut. Page edges are chipped and some small tears, corners creased... View more info

AMERICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY

By: Faulker, Harold Underwood

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1927

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 001910

Condition: Fair


Harper's Historical Series. Edited by Guy Stanton Ford. 721 pages with index. Maroon cloth covers with gilt title on front and spine. Corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, spine is faded, spine ends are bent and fraying. Stains to page edges. Front hinge broken. Pencil and pen marks on margins and within paragraphs is throughout book. Book is Fair/Good-. View more info

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING A REPORT FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE, IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE OF THE 17th JANUARY 1853 IN RELATION TO THE FISHERIES ON THE COASTS OF THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICAN PROVINCES

By: Fillmore, Millard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1853

Seller ID: 006628

Condition: Very Good-


Special Session, Senate, Ex. Doc. No. 3. March 8, 1853 -- Read, and ordered to be printed. March 14, 1853 -- Ordered, That 2,000 additional copies be printed for the use of the Senate. 21 pp. Disbound government document. Residue and strings from book remain along spine edge. Creasing and small tears along spine edge, browning to page edges. Document is starting to separate at middle, but remains intact and is in VG- condition. View more info

THE DUTCH AND QUAKER COLONIES IN AMERICA: VOLUME I AND II

By: Fiske, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1899

Seller ID: 006027

Condition: Good+ to VG-


In Two Volumes: VOLUME I: 294 pp. VOLUME II: 400 pp. Maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges and joints rubbed. Spine ends are bent, fraying with small tears. Scuffing to cover faces. Gilt top page edge. Previous owner's plate on front inside cover. Volume I back hinge broken. Loose hinges in Volume II. Interior is clean. Volume I has some staining from newspaper clippings within text. Books are Good+ to V... View more info

THE STORY OF LUCKY STRIKE

By: Flannagan, Roy C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1938

Seller ID: 005502

Condition: Good+


New York World's Fair Edition. 94 pp. Brown paper board covers with embossed image of the 1938 New York World's Fair logo on front. Covers are rubbed, corners are bumped, and top/bottom spine edges are bent. Remains of adhesive attached to back inside cover. Front and back hinges are browning. Interior is tight and clean. Overall book is in Good+ condition. View more info

THE CUSTER MYTH: A SOURCE BOOK OF CUSTERIANA

By: Graham, Colonel W. A.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1953

Seller ID: 005592

Condition: Very Good


To which is added important of Custeriana and a complete and comprehensive bibliography by Fred Dustin. 413 pages with index. Blue-green cloth covers with blue lettering on spine. Missing DJ. Cover corners and edges rubbed. Light sun damage to spine, and spine edges are worn. Previous owner's name stamped on front inside cover and on title pages. Some light foxing to interior pages, otherwise interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. View more info

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN ANSWER TO A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF 15TH ULTIMO, RELATIVE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS, NATIVE OR NATURALIZED, WHO MAY BE CONFINED IN JAILS OR PRISONS IN GREAT BRITAIN

By: Grant, Ulysses S, 3rd

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1870

Seller ID: 005649

Condition: Very Good


American Citizens Prisoners in Great Britain. 41st Congress, 2d Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 170. Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed. March 2, 1870. Famous Americans include President U.S. Grant, Secretary of State Hamilton Fish, William H. Seward, and Reverdy Johnson. 44 pp. Disbound government document. Residue from book remains along spine. Page edges are browning from age, and some very minor foxing. Sma... View more info

A COLLECTION OF OVERRULED, DENIED, AND DOUBTED DECISIONS AND DICTA, BOTH AMERICAN AND ENGLISH

By: Greenleaf, Simon

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, John S. Voorhies, Law Bookseller and Publisher: 1856

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 006251

Condition: Good+


Fourth Edition Revised and Enlarged, by John Townshend. "It is based upon the collection of overruled cases published by Professor Greenleaf, and comprises all the cases to be found in his work and upwards of fifteen hundred cases added by the present compiler. The last edition of Professor Greenleaf's work, was published so far back as 1840, and has long since been out of print." 548 pp. Leather covers with red and black title bars on spine. Covers in Fair cond... View more info

THE MENHADEN INDUSTRY OF THE ATLANTIC COAST

By: Greer, Rob Leon

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1915

Seller ID: 005558

Condition: Very Good


Department of Commerce, Bureau of Fisheries, Appendix III to the Report of the U.S. Commissioner of Fisheries for 1914. Document No. 811. 27 pp. Ex. museum with stamp and identification numbers on front cover, and stamp on title page. Rubbing to cover corners and slight bend/crease in middle of pamphlet. Interior is tight and clean. Overall it is in VG condition. View more info