Americana, Including American Literature
1. ADAMS, Henry. A Letter To American Teachers of History. Washington: 1910. 8vo, original cloth. Pp. vi, -214. Only the slightest evidence of wear; an exceptionally fine copy. $250.
First edition. BAL 34.
2. ADAMS, Henry. Historical Essays.. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. 8vo, original cloth. Pp. 422. Minor rubbing at extremities, a fine copy. $225.
First edition. Bal 23.
3. ADAMS, Henry. The Tendency of History. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1896. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Pp. 17-23, unopened. Slightly dusty, a fine copy. $225.
First separate edition, an off-print from the annual report of the American Historical Association for 1895. Very scarce. BAL 27.
4. (Africa.) [PARRISH, Robert A., Jr.] Details of an Unpaid Claim on France for 24,000,000 Francs, Guaranteed by the Parole of Napoleon III. Philadelphia: 1869. 8vo, original cloth. Pp. 175, a.e.g. Frontispiece folding map of North Africa, and 4 facsimiles. Minor interior stain, a very nice copy. $125.One of several variant printings of this extraordinary narrative. Parrish proposed first to the US and then to France a scheme involving the conquest, colonization and gold exploration of Senegal. France agreed to pay 15,000,000 francs for Parrish's proposal and advice, proceeded to impress native Senegalese into military service, explore gold regions, establish a bank there, etc. and then reneged on their agreement, which resulted in the suit outlined here in great documentary detail. Parrish blames his betrayal on a supposed alliance of the Pope, Napoleon III, and European Jews, and in a shrilly anti-Semitic introduction lays at the feet of this alliance the blame for not only his own financial failure, but the entire Civil War, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and the assassination of Lincoln! Not published, and likely printed for specific rather than general circulation. Sabin 58848.
7. (American Graphics) The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Entered According to Act of Congress the 28th Day of November 1831 by Lewis Robinson of the State of Vermont. Hand colored engraving 22 x 31inches. Varnished and mounted map-style on linen, with original support molding at top and bottom. Marginal stains, some splitting and bubbling; overall in very good codition. $650.
Angel at mouth of tomb points to Christ in ascension, slumbering sentries awake, rural village in distance. An appealing semi-naive rendering, with washes of red, blue and green crudely applied. Lewis Robinson was a publisher of maps in Reading, Vermont.
8. Anon. "Piano Score of O'Neil". Manuscript, so titled, ca. 1879. Oblong folio, half-morocco, marbled boards. 42 leaves, both sides. Binding worn; very good. $400.
A working manuscript of an Irish historical cantata based on Francis Xavier Rizy's O'Neil the Great. Dramatic Poem in two parts. (Hartford: 1879.) We can find no evidence that the musical version was ever published, and no clue to the composer's identity. The work is written for various solo parts and chorus, and was apparently performed with full orchestra. The libretto is faithful to Rizy's text, with only minor variation. There are numerous pencil notes (occasionally in German script), revisions, and paste-overs.
9. (Anthropology - Venezuela.) ANDRÉ, Eugene.The Caura, November 1900 - July 1901. Np, nd [Trinidad:Mirror Office, 1902]. Cover title. Portfolio, 16 x 12 inches, containing 29 loose photographic plates, complete. Moderate wear to binding, ties lacking, some narrow chipping and other marginal wear to plates; a very good set. SOLD
Very scarce suite of photo plates from André's expedition on the Caura River in Venezuela. as described in his book A Naturalist in the Guianas (London 1904). The majority of the plates show scenes of village life of the Waiomgomo people, as well as river views, and group shots of participants. The series begins and ends with portraits of André, from the beginning and end of his journey, a stark studyin contrast of the robust scholar and emaciated and aged survivor. OCLC locates 3 copies of the portfolio, and 2 copies of an accompanying text volume, The Caura: A Narrative of a Journey up the Caura River, bearing the Trinidad imprint as above.
11. (Banking - Berkshire County, Mass.) First Agricultural Bank of Pittsfield, Mass. - Lot of Miscellaneous Manuscript Material - 1829-1870's. $875.
1. Document, docketed "State of the Affairs of The Agricultural Bank. 5 Jan. 1829." 2pp. folio with integral blank. Working copy of a committee report, with revisions and corrections. Lists bills in circulation, assets and liabilities, etc.
2. Interesting group of five letters written by Ezekiel R Colt, 1794-1860, clerk and cashier of the bank from its founding in 1818 to 1853, and afterwards State bank commissioner. The letters, dated Mar 16-27, 1836, are mostly written to State Representative John Rockwell, and concern the bank's petition to be allowed to increase its capital. One is written to H. L. Brown, urging acceptance of the petition. Good substance throughout. 11 pp. folio & foolscap, with integral address leaves.
3. "Dividend Book. No. 2." Folio volume so titled, 1852-1878. Lists stockholders, no. of shares,dividends paid and signatures of recipients. Approx 85 leaves, both sides; binding broken.
4. Ms. document, "Agricultural Bank 7th December 1849. The undersigned Directors of the Agricultural Bank having this day made a careful examination of the affairs of said Bank believe the following condensed statement of its condition to be correct." Brief reduction of assets and liabilities, 1 p. folio.
5. Same, August 1st 1853. 1 p. folio
6. [Book of Memoranda.] Folio, 14 pp. used, remainder blank. 1853-1864. Includes "Memorandum of Bills Issued and Bills Burned," and "Memo. of Bank Notes received from the President, with his Signature." The latter listing dates when received, number of sheets, denominations, by whom engraved, etc.
7. "Transfer of Stock." Oblong book so titled, of blue paper printed forms accomplished in ms., with no. of shares transferred, individual names, location, dates and signatures of officers. Ca. 160 leaves, in contemp. quarter calf. Dated 1854-1873.
The bank's printed printed Internal Revenue license, 1864. With eagle cut and ornamental border.
8. "Special Deposits." Folio volume so titled. 14 pp. 1866-1909. "Whereas we the undersigned, deposit, in the Vault of the Agricultural National Bank of Pittesfield, for safe keeping, valuables of various kinds..." Terms of agreement for safe deposit vaults, followed by pages of subscribers; for the first decade, each signature with date is preceded by Internal Revenue stamps, and followed by orange gummed seal. Visually striking
12. (Banking - Rhode Island.) Memorial to the Hon. General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island &c., at their session to be holden on the last Monday in October, 1839, the undersigned, Freeman of the town of Cumberland - Respectfully Represent That at a meeting of delegates from different banks in this state... it was recommended that the sevral banks of this state shoul suspennd the payment of their debts. Cumberland: October, 1839. Broadside, 16 x 8 1/4, untrimmed. Text in three columns divided by single rule. Fine. $150.
A strongly worded challenge to the banks' proposal to suspend payment of debts, signed in print by Fenner Brown and Aaron White, Jr. "It is the apparent order of nature, that some should dwell in the palace, while others tenant the cottage. But it is not the order of nature, nor is it in the first principles of justice, that one should roll in wealth, and riot in luxury, while thousands, holding his unredeemed promise of payment for the sweat of their brows, are curtailed in the very necessaries of existence." Not in Imprints.
Mac & Cheese in 1846
13. (Bill of Fare.) United States Hotel, Boston. R. W. Holman & Co., Bill of Fare, [Nov. 21] 1846. [Boston:] Printed at Clapp & Son's Office, nd. Broadside, 14 x 5 1/4 inches. On pale blue paper, text within ornamental border, woodcut of hotel at top. Scattered spotting. $185.
Fine menu of a first rate restaurant, with ms. additions and revisions, e.g the blanquette of veal is changed to veal "al' Espagnol." Last of the entrees is "Maccaroni au Parmesan." With a brief but notable wine list, among its offerings a Lafitte 1825 and Yriarte 1825 sherry, both at $2.25 a bottle.
14. (Black Americana.) THRASHER, Max Bennett, Tuskegee. Its Story and Its Work. With an introduction by Booker T. Washington. Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1900. 8vo, pictorial cloth. Pp. xvi, 215. Frontis. portrait of Booker T. Washington and 32 half-tone plates of students, faculty and life at the institute. $95.
First edition. The most comprehensive account up to the time, nicely illustrated. Thrasher was a white Boston journalist who lectured on racial harmony in the South. A near fine copy.
15. BREWSTER, Anne Marie Hampton. St. Martin's Summer. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. Orig terracotta cloth. Pp. viii, 442. A fine, bright copy. $110.
First edition. Brewster was a Philadelphia born novelist who lived in Rome for many years. The present work is an autobiographical travel novel set in Naples. Wright II 362.
16. BREWSTER, George. A New Philosophy of Matter Showing the Identity of All the Imponderables and the Influence Which Electricity Exerts Over Matter In Producing All Chemical Changes and All Motion. Adrian: for the author, by A. W. Maddocks, 1843. 8vo, original boards, cloth spine. Pp. 216. Very light stain to first few leaves, perhaps wanting a printed label. $300.
First edition, an unusual imprint. Scarce series of lectures on electricity and magnetism by an early Michigan educator, dedicated to the people of that "young but brilliant star of the Union", and proceeds from which were to be "applied to the promotion of education within the peninsula". Imprints 43-757.
17. (Browning-Swarthmore.) The Red Book of Jocoseria. [Swarthmore, Pa.: 1899.] Oblong 12mo, red paper wrappers, stitched with ribbon. 63 pp of hectograph typescript. Wrappers a little chipped. SOLD
Humorously written annals and minutes of a club of giddy Browning enthusiasts at Swarthmore, one of a handful of copies made up for the membership, which included mostly faculty, as well as a former Swarthmore president.
Scarce Businessman's Guide for German-Americans, Finely Bound
18. (Business - German American.) Der Geschaeftsmann in Amerika, wie er fehn was wissen muss, um in allen Geschaeftsweigen mit Vortheil zu arbeiten, Verluste zu vermeiden und Wohlstand zu erwerben. New York: Verlag von Friederich Gerhard, 1857. Thick 8vo, elaborately bound in full calf, tooled in gilt with ornamented five rule panel at center, fleurons at corners and sides, within wide ornamented border with block fleurons at corners, spine with raised bands, gilt compartments, morocco label, owner's name "M. Woock" stamped at foot of spine.; edges tooled, a.e.g. Pp. xii, 1 l., -1002. Binding moderately rubbed, corners bumped; inner hinges split but cords strong; moderate foxing to text, clumsy bookplate removal. Overall a very good copy. $500.
First edition thus, based on Edwin T. Freeley's standard Treatise on Business, with additions. In a handsome custom binding, unusually classical for the period, with none of the expected embossed elements. The book is suprisingly scarce, considering its heft. NUC locates copies at UMich and CCNY; OCLC adds two more, at UChicago and KC, Mo. Public Library.
20. (Canada.) BIBAUD, Francois Marie. Dictionaire Historique des Hommes Illustres du Canada et de l'Amérique. Montreal: Chex Bibaud et Richer, 1857. 12mo, 3/4 morocco, marbled boards. Pp. 368 + errata leaf. Nice copy. $250.First edition, by the prolific Canadian historian. Scarce. Sabin 5149.
21. (Catholica - Canadian.) DOHERTY, Patrick John. Principle English Writings. Prefaced by a Sketch of His Life. Quebec: L. H. Huot, 1873. 12mo, contemp. 1/4 morocco, marbled boards, gilt morocco label. Pp. 237, (1). Frontis. port. Extremities rubbed, front hinge tender; a very good, copy. $250.
First edition. Consists mostly of Doherty's travel letters from Europe and the Holy Land.
22. CHATEAUBRIAND, Francois Auguste, Vicomte de. Les Natchez: Roman Indien. Paris et Londres: Chez Henri Colburn, 1827. 3 volumes. 8vo, original boards, cloth spines, printed paper labels. A little rubbed at extremities. An attractive set. $625.A rare three decker edition of this popular Indian novel, printed in London. Chateaubriand spent time among the Natchez during his extensive American travels in the 1790's, and his experience provides his frontier romances with more substantive detail than would characterize subsequent examples of the genre. Les Natchez was completed by 1800, but the author relates in the preface how the manuscript of the novel was guarded for many years by a poor English family to whom it had been entrusted when financial hardships forced him to return to France. It was first published in 1826 as volumes 19-20 of the Oeuvres Completes, followed in 1827 by a Brussels edition and this Colburn edition, which according to a note contains restored text. These first three editions are recorded in the NUC by single copies only. The only copy of any edition of this novel to appear in the auction records of the last 30 years is Bradley Martin's copy of the Paris 1826 printing (1990, FF 4200.) Sabin 12257.
24. (Christmas.) BRAMLEY, Henry Ramsden and John Stainer, eds. Christmas Carols: New and Old. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, nd [1870's]. 8vo, brightly colored printed pictorial wrappers. Pp. 91, illus. Some wear to spine; a very good copy. $125. See illustration.
42 carols, each with vignette. A pretty McLoughlin cover.
Likely the Earliest of Many Copies.
26. (Civil War - Facsimile Wall-Paper Newspaper.) The Daily Citizen, J. M. Swords, Proprietor. Vicksburg, Miss. Thursday, July 2, 1863. Note. July 4th 1863. [Np, probably 1860's.] Single folio wall-paper sheet, printed one side only. Edges chipped. SOLDThe July 4th wall-paper issue of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen, with the appended text by the newly occupying Yankee forces, is perhaps the most famous printed artifact of the Confederacy, and was almost immediately reproduced in facsimile editions. Clarence Brigham published an article in Bibliographical Essays, a Tribute to Wilberforce Eames (1924), in which he identifies all the genuine wall-paper newspapers of Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as the at least twenty known reproductions of the July 4 Daily Citizen. Among these No. 2, the present issue, with thirteen dots between "J. M. Swords," and "Proprietor", and "The Recent Federal Losses at Vicksburg" as the second article in the last column, is noted as "probably the earliest reproduction", noting that the Mass. Historical Society copy has an 1863 presentation inscription, and the AAS acquired their copy in 1867.
Collection of Civil War Pension and Bounty Material.
27. (Civil War-Army Pensions.) [HARMON, J.] A Manual of the Pension Laws of the United States of America, embracing all the laws under which pensions, bounties, and bounty lands are now granted...To which is added, A digest of the most important decisions of the authorities in relation to various matters pertaining to pensions. By an examiner. Washington, D.C.: W. H. & O. H. Morrison, 1862. 8vo, original cloth. Pp. x, 216. With accompanying material as below. The lot: $150.
Nice copy, with the following 6 small broadsides and pamphlets tipped or loosely laid in: B'side, "M. J. Higgins & Co., Army and Navy Bankers...Pay as Follows" (1864) with list of bounties, etc.; B'sides [Act of July 28, 1866, Nos. 5 and 6.] Additional instructions for preparing claims of surviving soldiers and parents, issued by Washington law firm Tucker & Sells; Acts relating to pension and other claims...compiled by Tucker & Sells 1866, 14 pp; Circular from the office of L. Brown & Co., collectors of military claims, 1866; Instructions and Forms to be observed in applying for Army Pensions, Wash., GPO, 1866.
28. (Clerk's Press.) The Mosella of Decimus Magnus Ausonius. Translated by F. S Flint. Cleveland: The Clerk's Press, 1917. 16mo, original paper boards, printed label. Pp. 41, (3). Minor marginal stain to front board, else fine, uncut copy. $200.
One of 40 copies, on handmade Tuscan paper, printed by Charles Bubb. The first edition in English of Ausonius' fourth century ode to the Moselle River, translated by the imagist poet Francis S. Flint. There is a long passage describing fishing with net and rod.
29. (Connecticut.) Acts and Laws, Made and Passed by the General Court, or Assembly of the State of Connecticut; Holden at New Haven (by Adjournment) on the First Thursday of January, Anno Dom. 1789. [New Haven: Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green, 1789.] Folio, stitched as issued. 4 leaves, numbered 371-378, uncut. Folded, early ownership signature of George Wyllys, and docketed in his hand. $175.
First edition. Fourteen acts, chief of which is "An Act for regulating the Election of Senators and Representatives, for this State, in the Congress of the United States." Unusual in this as-issued ondition. Evans 21748, calling this "the official issue."
30. (Connecticut - Bill of Fare.) Camp Seymour, 1st Regt., 1st Brigade, Conn. Militia. Bill of Fare. Thursday, October 21st, 1847, By A. Pinney, Meals 25 cents each. Hartford: Press of Elihu Geer, . Broadside, 12 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, untrimmed; text within ornamental border. Woodcut at top of uniformed volunteer in camp. Minor tears at top corners from mounting, otherwise fine. $225.
Attractive bill of New England fare offered at a militia parade. Lists boiled, broiled and roast dishes with vegetables and pies, followed by lists of field and staff officers.
31. COPLAND, Aaron. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. New York: Cos Cob Press Inc., (1929). Large 4to, original printed pale green wrappers. Pp. 67. Edges of wrappers moderately browned and rubbed, moderate soiling; a very good copy. $575.
First edition. One of the first works from the Cos Cob Press, established in 1928 by Copland and Alma Wertheim to promote the works of young composers. Copland dedicated his piano concerto to Wertheim.
32. DUFIEF, Nicolas Gouin. Nature Displayed, in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man: Or, A New and Infallible Method of Acquiring a Language, in the shortest time possible, deduced from the analysis of the human mind, and consequently suited to every capacity. Adapted to French. Second edition, with considerable additions and corrections. Vo. I [-II]. Phildelphia: Printed at the Press of John Watts, for the author [v. 2: Printed by T. & G. Palmer, for the author], 1806. 8vo, 2 vols. Original boards, printed label. Pp. xliii, , 460; ; 363, 152. Portion of paper spine missing at bottom of Vol. I, other moderate wear to spines, otherwise a fresh, uncut set, With engraved bookplates and signatures of early owner W. Sohier. $375.
Second edition, first published in 1804. The two vols. contain respectively with individual title pages Le Lecteur Francais, ou Choix de Morceau, en Prose et en Vers. Premiere [Seconde] Partie. Philadelphia: de l'imprimerie de J. Watts, 1806. Imprints 10322, 10324-25. A Spanish edition was published in 1811, along with a third edition. A nice set in original state, with early ownership signature of W. D. Sohier, and the engraved Sohier bookplate.
33. (Education.) HADDOCK, Charle Brickett. Please accept from a friend the following Letter of Charles B. Braddock, on the subject of your Education at School. Keene, N.H: Philanthropist Office, 1846. Folio broadside, 14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Text in three columns within ornamental border. Early woodcut oval ownership stamp. Very good. $575.
An interesting motivational address to New Hampshire students by the the state's first Commissioner of Common Schools. "It depends as much, upon the scholars as it does upon the teacher, whether the school shall be good or bad. And every boy and every girl should go to school every morning with the feeling that they have, each, a part to perform, a duty to do, that day, in keeping the school." See Appleton's & DAB for Haddock's interesting career in philosophy, diplomacy, politics, railroad building and education.
34. (Egyptology.) GLIDDON, George. Ancient Egypt. A Series of Chapters on Early Egyptian History, Archaeology, and Other Subjects Connected With Hieroglyphical Literature. [in:] "The New World." Extra series Nos. 68, 69. New York: April, 1843. Folio, original pictorial wrappers, stitched. Pp. 66, untrimmed. Text in double columns; illus. Wrappers, frayed and dusty, some light staining within. $150.
The first appearance of a pioneering work , according to the preface "the first chapters on Hierology that have ever issued from an American press", prepared from a series of lectures delivered the previous year, and not published in book form until 1850. Gliddon was British-born, and served as U. S. Consul at Cairo. He published several works on Egyptian archaeology. An important work, profusely illustrated with hieroglyphic examples, and very scarce in this "New World" format.
35. (Evolution.) CHAPMAN, Henry C. Evolution of Life. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1873. 8vo, original cloth. Pp. 193. Folding frontis. and 32 plates. Top of spine chipped, spine faded, a very good copy. $150.
First edition, inscribed by the author to historian Alexander Johnston, with his engraved bookplate. A relatively early attempt to explain evolution to the American public, by the noted Philadelphia physician and biologist. (See DAB).
36. (Fiction.) [LEASK, William]. Struggles For Life; or, The Autobiography of a Dissenting Minister. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854. 8vo, orig. red patterned cloth, spine gilt. Pp. 384 + pub. cat. Moderate wear at extremities, a very good copy. With the early ticket and stamp of Epes Ellery's antiquarian book store in San Francisco. $95.
First Am. ed, same year as English first. A novel by a prominent dissenter, "evidently a record of the author's personal experience." - DNB.
37. GALLOWAY, Joseph. Letters to a Nobleman, on the Conduct of the War in the Middle Colonies. The Fourth Edition. London: for G. Wilkie, 1780-. 8vo, 19th c 3/4 morocco, marbled boards. Pp. 101, (2 pp ads.) Folding engraved map. Spine worn, binding cracked, title browned. $425.
With the engraved folding "Plan of the Operations of the British and Rebel Army, in the Campaign, 1777." Sabin 26436: "Written to demonstrate the shameful conduct of the English generals in the American war." There is much detail on Washington's movements at Valley Forge, and a chapter on "On the Disposition of the People in general, of the revolted Colonies." Howes 43.
38. HALE, Edward Everett, and others. Spoons in a Wherry and Other Stories. [series title Tales for Travellers at top.] Boston: Lockwood, Brooks & Co., 1875. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Pp. 94, text in double-columns. Moderate wear and soiling, a very good copy. $55.
Short story collection, edited and with contributions by Hale, Fred W. Loring, Henry Miles and others, including two supernatural stories, translations from Tartar legends, and children's stories. This not in Wright, but see 2457 for variant edition.
39. HALE, Edward Everett. How They Lived in Hampton: A Study of Practical Christianity Applied to the Manufacture of Woolens. Boston: J. Stilman Smith & Co., (1888.). 8vo, orig. pictorial terra-cotta cloth. Pp. 281. Minor wear, near fine. $85.
First edition. Hale's exposition of cooperative capitalism in a New England mill town, with chapters on the plan, the store, the school, the public library, children's work, hours of work, temperance, the savings bank, communism, etc.
41. HOPKINS, Edwin. Crosstown Stroll. An Operetta in Three Movements for Soprano and Contralto. New York: [Edwin Hopkins, 1947.] Folio, printed wrappers. Pp. 36. Wrappers lightly soiled, fine within. $225.
First edition, inscribed "To Miss Una Clayton, with the compliments of the composer, Edwin Hopkins, November 24, 1947." Interesting minor period piece in three movements: 8th Avenue, 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue. Two women are stood up by their dates, pick up a couple of sailors, and wax wistful about domestic bliss in New Jersey.
Kaskaskia General Store Accounts
42. (Illinois - Pierre Menard.) Manuscript Account Ledger, Kaskaskia, Illinois Territory, September 6-November 5, 1813. Folio (33 x 21 cm);  pages. Sewn, unbound. Outer leaves frayed edges, crude tape repair to final leaf. In a custom clamshell box, morocco spine, raised bands, contrasting morocco label, titled and ruled in gilt. $4,500.
A highly interesting account ledger, likely that of the general store operated by Pierre Menard, the first Lieutenant-Governor of the state. Its pages connect some of the most important figures in early Illinois history and document life in a frontier river town that was a major center of westward expansion, and at the time the seat of government for the territory. Among the customers listed are Pierre himself, Francois and John Menard, Cahokia attorney and future Illinois governor John "Old Ranger" Reynolds, Illinois judge and U. S. Senator Jesse Burgess Thomas and John Edgar, judge and land speculator. In the range of its entries, which identify not only the accounts, but who received the goods, the ledger documents the custom of local citizens as well as itinerant boathands and traders, and economic life on the Mississippi frontier. That the ledger may be identified with Menard's store is strongly supported by the entries for Pierre and his family members, particularly the entries documenting cash advances to Francois (or sometimes Francis) and Pierre, e.g. one for $55.00 "to Francis for purposes in the voyage to Pittsburgh." Further, there are various entries documenting supplies for a store in Cahokia, where Menard established a branch business; the most substantial entry in the ledger is one for $3,600. worth of supplies for this store. The manuscript was formerly in the collection of eminent Canadiana collector Lawrence Lande, and is recorded in his bibliography John Law: The Evolution of His System (Montreal: 1989), No. 211.
43. (Immigration.) GROSE, Howard B. Aliens or Americans? New York: Eaton & Mains, (1906.) 12mo, pictorial stiff wrappers. Pp. 337, numerous photo and other illus; folding map. Minor wear, a very good copy. $55.
First edition. Interesting mission-based study of European immigration, with chapters on immigration trends, national characteristics, legislation, labor and sweatshops, etc., with illustrations of Ellis Island scenes, children of various nationalities, tenement life, etc. The folding map shows immigration patterns with statistics.
44. JACKSON, Jonathan, (1743-1810.) Watercolor bust-length portrait of Jonathan Jackson. In light blue-gray and darker gray washes, white body color. Painted surface a 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch oval, in a later 12 x 10 inch frame. Minor surface abrasions. $325.
A bust-length cabinet size portrait of the noted Massachusetts patriot. "He was graduated from Harvard in 1761, and became a merchant in Newburyport. He was a member of the Provincial congress in 1775, a representative in 1777, a member of congress in 1782, and state senator in 1789, when he became a U.S. marshal... He was treasurer of Massachusetts from 1802 till 1806, was also president of the state bank, and was treasurer of Harvard from 1807 till his death. He was the author of Thoughts Upon the Political Situation of the United States, (Worcester, 1788.)"-- Appleton's. The portrait, one of a pair at one time, was in a 19th c. frame with an inscription on the back: "Jonathan Jackson & wife Hannah, daughter of Patrick Tracy."
45. (Journalism.) BRYAN, George J. Biographies of Attorney-General George P. Parker, John C. Lord, D.D., Mrs. John C Lords, and William G. Bryan, Esq. Also, Lecture on Journalism. Buffalo: The Courier Company, 1886. 8vo, original cloth. Pp. 231. 2 portrait plates. About fine. $50.
First edition, by a Buffalo journalist. A collection of NY biographies, together with an historical lecture on Buffalo newspapers, updated for this publication.
46. (Juvenile.) Catalogue of the Library of the Tremont Baptist Church Sunday School. 1886. Np: 1886. 24mo, printed wrappers, stitched. Pp. 8. SOLD
Short-title list of 171 juvenile volumes, with blank spaces for another 50 or so; judging by diminutive format, printed for the readership.
47. [KEMP, Robert H.] Father Kemp and His Old Folks. A history of the Old Folks' Concerts, comprising an autobiography of the author, and sketches of many humorous scenes and incidents, which have transpired in a concert-giving experience of twelve years in America and England. Boston: Published by the author, 1868. Sm 8vo, original cloth. Pp. 254. Frontispiece portrait. Minor wear at extremities, old label affixed to spine; a very good copy. SOLDVery scarce autobiography of a major figure in 19th century American popular music. Kemp first organized at a humble local level singing gatherings based on the revival of neglected old-time songs, which blossomed into a national phenomenon and made his Father Kemp figure a household familiarity. His autobiographical narrative is followed by a 50 pp. collection of songs. The oblong Father Kemp songsters of the period were in print well into this century and are commonly encountered, the present work decidedly less so. See DAB.
48. (Kentucky Fiction.) HENDERSON, Mrs. S. E. Jelard. Logansport, Ind.: Longwell & Cummings, 1892. Thick 8vo, original cloth, gilt. Pp. 554. Extremities rubbed, a little shaken. SOLD
First edition. A scarce Kentucky novel of manners. Despite a decidedly sentimental view of slavery, there is much interesting detail in the rambling narrative. According to the author's preface, the novel is "a true record of Kentucky life. Each character has an original..." Wright III, 2635.
49. KNAPP, Samuel. Lectures on American Literature, with remarks on some passages of American history. [New York]: Elam Bliss, 1829. 8vo, later 3/4 morocco. Pp. 300. Edges rubbed, front hinge tender. A very good copy. $225.00First edition of a landmark work on the subject, and a copy that links two important figures in American literary studies. "Such of [Knapp's] reputation as survives is based on the fact that he was a pioneer historian of American literature in his Lectures on American Literature..."--Herzberg, Reader's Encyc. of American Literature. "The first full history of American literature, it sounded clearly his nationalistic call for the teaching of what would later be known as American studies. " -ANB. A further attraction, this copy bears the booklate of Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908), poet, critic and the first great codifier of American literature, whose critical anthologies and writings still command respect. Imprints 39223; Sabin 38075.
50. (Law.) Foote, Henry Stuart. The Bench and the Bar of the South and Southwest. St. Louis: Soule, Thomas and Wentworth, 1876. Tall 8vo, original cloth. Minor rubbing at extremities, a nice copy with the ticket of Callaghan & Co. Legal Booksellers, Chicago.$250.
First edition, by the fiery anti-Secessionist Governor of Mississippi. Howes 236.
51. LESTER, Charles Edwards. The Glory and Shame of England. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1841. 2 vols. 8vo, original cloth. Pp. 253; 293. Engraved extra-title and emblematic frontis. Spines faded, light foxing. A very good set. $185.
First edition. A scathing attack on Britain's social inequities and a widely-read and controversial book in its time, written while Lester was a delegate to the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London. He visited Thomas Campbell, who arranged a meeting with Dickens, the subject of a long and sympathetic chapter. A decent set, each volume with the ownership signature of Jacob Collamer, US senator from Vermont. Imprints 3052.
53. (Magic - Trade Catalogue.) Heany Magic Company. Catalogue No. 25. Magical apparatus, stage illusions, card tricks, mind reading effects, crystal gazing acts, spirit tricks, books, novelites, jokes. Berlin, Wisconsin: (1924). 12mo, original illustrated title wrappers. Pp. 224, illus. Lightly soiled, a fine copy. $95.
54. (MANN, Horace) Photograph Archive of Horace Mann and His Family. A collection of 9 images comprising:
1. Quarter plate daguerreotype of HM, unusual bust length profile, ca. late 1850's ( few scratches at neck level, mild abrasions).
2. Small (2 3/8 x 2 inches) glass plate image of sculpture bust of HM, backed with blackened paper.
3. Two different cdv portraits of HM, images from 1840's.
4. Cabinet portrait of HM's sister Lydia B. Mann (1798-1883), two examples.
5. Cabinet portrait of HM's first son Horace Mann, Jr. as a small boy (some spotting).
6. CdV portrait of Horace Mann Jr. as a young man, seated at desk
7. CDV portrait of HM's second son George Combe Mann as a youth, labelled "GCM caught young." (Some spotting.)
8. Oval cabinet portrait of HM's third son Benjamin Pickman Mann, dated 1904
9. Tinted portrait of Mary Peabody Mann, HM's second wife, 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches (some staining and surface abrasion). SOLD
A remarkable group of portraits connected to Horace Mann, the great architect of our system of popular education and a towering figure in the history of 19th century America, whose influence continues to the present day. Mann's wife Mary Peabody Mann was the sister of and lifelong collaborator with Elizabeth Peabody, and part of the important circle of New England intellectual life that included the Alcotts, Hawthorne, Channing and Emerson.
Early Watercolor Folk Art View
56. (Medical History - Massachusetts.) Berkshire Medical Institution. Pittsfield, Mass. Pencil and gray washes, 11 x 12 inches. On Whatman paper watermarked 1826. Lightly age browned, moderate marginal stains. $1500.
Fine naive view of buildings, with two figures beneath tree in foreground. The Berkshire Medical Institute was founded in 1823, and for a time was associated with Williams College. In its 44 years of existence it graduated 1138 doctors, with a nationally known reputation of excellence. In 1830, it was the center of a body-snatching controversy. The view here is of its earliest setting in the converted Pittsfield Hotel, with what is probably the famed Pittsfield Elm featured in the foreground.
58. (Medicine) HOOPER, Robert. The Anatomist's Vade-Mecum: Containing the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body. Second American, From the Third London, Edition. Windsor: Preston Merrifield, 1809. 12mo, contemp . calf, morocco label, spine ruled in gilt. Pp. 264. Top of spine worn, label chipped, otherwise a very good, sound copy; with the ticket of Charleston SC bookseller John Mill. $350.
Austin 932; McCorison 1083; Imprints 17771.
59. (Murder - NY City - Brother Jonathan Extra.) Pictorial View of The Mysterious Murder in Bond St., New York - Portraits of Accused Parties. [New York: Brother Jonathan Office, 1857] . Broadsheet, 19 x 24 inches, untrimmed. $750.
Rare broadsheet, combining promotion for Brother Jonathan, a popular sensational weekly, with illustrated details of a notorious New York City murder trial. Dr. Burdell, a dentist, was found murdered in his office. His intimate aquaintance Mrs. Cunningham claimed to have been secretly married to the doctor and pregnant with his child and heir, which she delivered. The pregnancy was exposed as a a fraud, the baby having been kidnapped and slipped into a sham delivery by accomplice Dr. Uhl, who ultimately told all, and identified the murderer as John J. Eckel, a boarder in Mrs. Cunningham's house. Both Mrs. Cunningham and her boarder were ultimately acquitted. The sheet provides details of the pre-trial investigation and witness accounts, ending with Cunningham and Eckel awaiting trial. With seven illustrations, four of which depict the murder, two are portraits of Cunningham and Eckel, and the last shows Dr. Burdell in his coffin. Two other sections are blurbs for the weekly, and "The Mammoth Double Pictorial Brother Jonathan For the Fourth of July." On the verso is a seven-column "List of Cheap Books For Sale By B. H. Day, at the Brother Jonathan Office, New York." McDade records two pamphlets regarding the Burdell murder (nos. 142-143), but not this or any other single sheet ephemera.
60. (Music) EMERSON, Samuel. An Oration on Music. Pronounced at Portland -- May 28th, 1800. Portland: From the Press E. A. Jenks, 1800. 8vo, removed. Pp. 20. Browned; very good. $250.
First edition inscribed by the printer "E. A. Jenks to Samuel May." A rhapsodic discourse, with a broad overview of music history, with specific attention to Handel and Corelli, arguments for allowing instrumental music in church worship and encoraging music in the home, and the establishment of musical societies. Evans 37366.
61. (Music - American.) PILKINGTON, H. W. A Musical Dictionary, Comprising the Etymology and Different Meanings of All the Terms That Most Frequently Occur in Modern Composition. Boston: Watson & Bangs, 1812. 12mo, original boards. Pp. 84. Boards worn, detached. $85.
First edition, compiled by the English-born Pilkington, a Boston flute player and instructor. Wolfe 7033; Imprints 26468.
62. (Music - American.) ROOT, George Frederick. The Haymakers. An Operatic Cantata. Boston: Oliver Ditson & Company, nd (1857). Oblong 4to, marbled boards, cloth spine. Pp. 104. Fine copy of a later printing. $135.
A rural cantata by the popular composer and song writer, who grew up on a farm in Sheffield, Mass. Among the songs penned by Root are "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp", "Hazel Dell," and "Just Before the Battle Mother."
63. (Music - Opera in America.) BEAUMARCHAIS. Le Barbier de Séville, ou La Prècaution Inutile...The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution... Altered from Beaumarchais and the Italian Drama. the Words adapted to the Music of Rossini by Castil-Blaze. Translated for the American edition. Boston: Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, 1831. 12mo, paste-paper wraps. Pp. 99. Front wrap a little chipped, hinge tender. $165.
Sole edition of this American translation. A brief notice by the translator is signed "W. B. F." and dated July 4, 1831. Imprints 6046, Yale only.
64. NASH, Willard Glover. New England Life. A Century of Gossip: or The Real and the Seeming. Chicago: W. B. Keen, Cooke & Co., 1876. 8vo, original green decorated cloth gilt. Pp. 334, 4. Frontis. + 45 plates. Very slight wear to extremities, a fine, bright copy. $75.
First edition. A novel of village life in coastal Maine. Wright III 3936.
66. [New Haven - First Church.] Confession of Faith, Covenant, and Articles of Practice, Adopted by the First Church in New-Haven. To which is added, A Catalogue of the Members... from March 1s. 1758, to January 1st. 1810. [New Haven:] Sidney's Press, 1810. 8vo, stitched title wrappers, pp. 16. Tide mark stain to first three leaves. $75.
With the contemporary ownership signature of Frances Julia Webster, the second daughter of Noah Webster, who with her father, her mother Rebecca and family are listed among the members. Also notable among the membership are eleven named men and women of color, some as early as 1758.
68. OSBORN, Henry Stafford. The Prospector's Field Book and Guide. In the search for and the easy determination of ores and other useful minerals. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird & Co., 1892. Sm 8vo, original cloth. Pp. 175; illus. Trifle wear at extremities, a very good copy. $150.
70. (Penmanship.) HUNTINGTON, Eleazer. The American Penman, Comprising the Art of Writing, Plain and Ornamental. Designed as a standard work, for the use of schools. Second edition. Hartford: Eleazer Huntington, 1825. Oblong 8vo, original illustrated paper boards, calf spine. Pp. 14; 20 engraved plates, including extra engraved title, dated 1824. Paper on boards, chipped at edges, rear board detatched with paper half gone. $225.
Scarce work, a worn but complete copy, with the the handsome cover woodcut intact, showing a classroom scene with a tutor and his pupils. Nash 97.
71. (Periodical Literature) The New York Mirror: A Weekly Journal, Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts. Vol. X, No. 47. New York: Saturday, May 25, 1833. Folio, loosely laid in orig. printed wrappers, 4 leaves. With engraving "The Falls of the Sawkill", engraved by A. B. Durand after W. J. Bennet. $60.
A single issue, in as issued state, notably with the loose engraving still present, and rare thus. The printed wrappers are full of lists of agents, indexes of music and engravings in former numbers, and New York City ads.
72. (PERCIVAL, James Gates.) Scheme of the Exercises, at the Publick Commencement of Yale College, September 13th, 1815. [New Haven:] Hudson & Woodward, printers, . Broadside, 11 3/4 x 7 1/2. Text within ornamental border. Lightly browned, a little residue from album mounting on verso; folded. $375.
Rare program for Percival's Yale commencement. His name appears twice: giving an oration "On the comparative value of Scientifick and Military reputation"; and participating in a dialogue on "The Effects of Jealousy and Revenge." Not in Imprints; not in BAL Percival-ana; OCLC, Brown copy only.
73. (Periodical.) [Worth, --?] The Corrector, or, Independent American. No. 2. New York: 1816. 8vo, removed. Pp. 50. $125.
The second and last number of a rare short-lived literary periodical, with character portraits of DeWitt Clinton, Robert Livingston, Daniel Emmett and a critical survey of the chief periodicals of the day. The ULS locates only a single holding for both numbers, all others being No. 1 only. Consistently catalogued as anonymous, this copy bears an early pencil attribution: "By Worth, Cashier U.S.B? (last letter cropped)." Imprints 34448; Sabin 16840.
74. (Pharmacy Trade - Philadelphia) Thomas P. James, Member of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Wholesale Druggist Importer of Forteign Drugs and Chemicals, Pharmaceutist and Dealer in medicines, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc. No. 212 Market Street, a few doors west of the Red Lion Hotel, Philadelphia. [Philadelphia: nd ca. 1857?] Bifold catalogue, 12 x 10 1/2 inches. Pp. 3. Folded, a few minor stains. $185.
Extensive list of drugs, preparations and patent medicines, surgical instruments apparatus, paints & dyes, etc.
75. (Photography - Portraiture.) Portrait of a Gentleman of Color. Baltimore, Bendann , ca. 1860's. Oval salt print, 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; signed "Bendann" in blind stamp. Mounted on paper; matted. $2,500.
A striking half-length oval portrait. The Bendann Brothers established their Baltimore portrait studio in 1859. (4792)
76. (Printing.) Achievement in Photo-Engraving and Letterpress Printing. 1927. Compiled and edited by Louis Flader. Chicago: American Photo-Engravers Association, . Thick folio, heavily embossed glazed black cloth, with red and yellow eagle, and faux leather binding details. Pp. 448; t.e.g., decorated endpapers. With over 600 illustrations, including 297 full page color & 3 double-page color spreads. $850.An exceptionally fine copy of a monumental trade compilation intended to illustrate the state of the art of printing and photo-engraving in 1927. A detailed technical text, with expert contributions on history and technique, is lavishly illustrated with brilliant impressions of illustrations covering every aspect of current application, contributed by the chief printing houses and representing the very best color and half-tone work at the time. Included are illustrations by J M Flagg, Parrish, Pyle, Wyeth, Rockwell, et al, as well as the finest of commercial and industrial art, covering interior design, packaging, art repros and facsimiles, furniture, costume and fashion, maps, textiles, nursery, automobiles, sporting goods, greeting cards, stationary, etc., etc., etc. A breathtaking panoply in its cumulative effect, and as fine an index to the commercial arts of the time as one could hope for. An uncommon volume and certainly rare in this condition.
77. (Printing - Job - New Hampshire.) Priced Sample Book of C. L. Fitzpatrick, Job Printer, Manchester, N.H. Ca. 1880's. Folio ledger book; cloth, leather spine, in full-calf jacket, ruled in blind. Binding rubbed, sound; contents very good. $1,200.
Interesting sample book of a wide array of ornamental and chromo illustrated trade cards, raffle and dance tickets, envelopes, price tags, stationary, invoice and bill heads, wrappers, commercial and theatrical broadsides, more than 200 specimens in all.
78. (Psalmody, etc.) Williams, Thomas and others. Bound volume of seven pamphlets published 1814-1831, four of which by Thomas Williams, as below. 8vo, mid-19th century half calf, marbled boards. Front board detached, spine gone. Bearing the binder's ticket "J. A. M. Hosington, Binder, Saint Paul, M. T." $650.
A number of interesting pamphlets, bound up by a Minnesota Territory binder, with his ticket. Several relate to music, including a rarity by Andrew Law. The majority are by Thomas Williams, a New England minister (1779-1876) who attended Williams and Yale, and settled in Providence. Two bear his ownership signature and the volume might have been Thomas' own collection, were it not for the Minnesota provenenace, where Thomas appears never to have been. Contents of the volume:
1. LAW, Andrew. Essays on Music. Philadelphia: for the author, 1814. Pp. 24. Rare printing of two essays by the early American psalmodist, who founded the first American music periodical. AI31899, locating two copies.
2. Anon. An Inquiry into the Nature and design of Music: Being a series of numbers, first published in The American Traveller, signed, 'A Friend to Stoughton Collection of Church Music.' Boston: Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1831. Pp. 45 + 3 pp. ads. Long essay, printed in small type, analyzing the power and place of music in church and society, issued specifically to endorse the influential "Stoughton Collection ", published two years before. AI 7675
3. HALL, Robert. A Sermon, Occasioned by the Death of Her Late Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte of Wales, preached at Harvey Lane, Leicester, November 16, 1817. Boston: James Loring . First Am. ed. AI 40977.
4. WILLIAMS, Thomas. Psalmody: A Sermon on Lord's Day, Second March, 1822; in the Pacifick Congregational Meetinghouse. Providence: John Miller, printer, 1823. Pp. 19. First ed. On the appropriateness of music in church, and strongly advocating the proper instruction of those who perform it. AI 14928.
5. [ _______. ] An Explicit Avowal of Nothingarianism, in a Sermon, Fourth of March, 1823. By Demens Egomet [pseud.] Printed and Published, Nowhere by Nobody, Price Nothing less than 12 1/2 cents. [Providence: 1823.] Pp. 9. First ed. An extended satire on rationalism. AI 14927, MBC only.
6. [ _______.] The Greatest Sermon, That Ever Was Preached. Second Edition. By Demens Egomet [pseud.] New-England: Printed for the publisher, 1825. Pp. 32. Another satirical sermon, with much opining on the state of New-England factions and respective orators. First published in 1822. AI 12234.
7. _______. An Address Before the Attleborough Agricultural Society, Fourth July, 1825. Providence: Printed by Barnum Field & Co., 1825. Pp. 22; errata slip pasted to final leaf. AI 2337. Hole in title affecting imprint. Signature Thomas H. Williams.
The Rise of Rapid Transit and the Fall of Tweed: A Unique Record.
79. (Rapid Transit - New York City.) [ms. cover title:] Roll Book. 12th and 19th Ward's Citizens Association "Quick Transit Gloria Mundi". New York City, 1869-71. Folio scrap book, disbound. SOLD
Highly interesting documentation of a Yorktown citizens association, formed to protest the inadequacy of mass transit for East Side New Yorkers, under the rallying cry "Harlem to City Hall in Fifteen Minutes!", a trip which at the time took sometimes two hours or more, on overcrowded and dangerous horse trolleys. The chief adversaries of reform were a corrupt Tammany Hall in league with the Vanderbilt railway dynasty, and the group's persistance, popular in the press, was a significant factor in the weakening of Tweed's Tammany stronghold. Also worth noting, the group's opposition to proposed elevated railways contributed to the building of one of the first subway train tunnels in the city.
The group was organized and led by John Foley, a pen manufacturer and tireless reformer best remembered as one of the chief populist opponents of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall. The first meeting was held at his home on 73rd St. on Sept. 13th 1869, and it is likely this scrapbook record was compiled by him. It contains manuscript membership rolls, minutes of meetings, drafts of resolutions; numerous clipped press reports and editiorials, a clipped political cartoon showing Foley as a pup nipping at the heels of the big dogs feeding at the NYC treasury; 21 broadside handbills and circulars; 10 ALs, including several by Foley, fine 4pp. by William H. Vanderbilt, secretarial from Cornelius Vanderbilt, 5pp. by Mayor and Tammany mouthpiece A. Okey Hall, from the Health Dept., etc.; several pamphlets, including To The Friends of Rapid Transit 1871, endorsing the subway concept, and the State Supreme Court record of Foley's suit against the city in 1873, when Foley's reform efforts had expanded into a general inquiry into city finances.
The few general histories of rapid transit in NYC tell the tale from the perspective of the legislature and board room, but the story from the popular grassroots level appears to be yet untold. The present scrapbook goes a long way towards providing a complete narrative of social forces that made a significant contribution towards transit and political reform in the city, and is certainly worth further study.
The State of the Reconstructed Union
80. (South Carolina - Reconstruction.) Charleston Daily Courier --- Extra. President's Message. Charleston: Tuesday, December 3, 1867. Folio broadsheet, 26 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches. Lightly browned, narrow 3/4 inch hole affecting several words, wear along folds. $325.
Andrew Johnson's state of the union speech at the height of Reconstruction, printed in a Charleston newspaper extra, where it would have been read with particular interest. Predictably, the speech is largely taken up with Johnson's opposition to the punishing strictures imposed by the northern Radical Republicans and their efforts in his view to "Africanize the half of our country." The broadsheet also includes former Sec. of Treasury Robert J. Walker's long letter on the state of national finances. An early owner has pencilled a few comments in the margins, including "The message and Walker's letter... are worthy of preservation."
81. (Swedenborg.) Clowes, John. Dialogues on the Nature, Design, and Evidence of the Theological Writings of The Honourable Emanuel Swedenborg. New York: 1821. 8vo, original blue paper wrappers, stitched. Pp. 72, uncut. Foxed; a very good copy. $85.
A fundamental explication of Swedenborg's writings, first published in America in 1795. With a contemporary inscription, "Wm. Z. Ripley, Presented him by Doct. Shurtleff of Boston", probably Dr. Benjamin Shurtleff, father of Nathaniel Shurtleff, antiquary and thrice-mayor of Boston. Imprints 5008.
82. SWEDENBORG, Emanuel. Doctrine of the New Jerusalem Concerning the Sacred Scripture. Boston: John Folsom, 1795. 8vo, original blue paper boards, paper spine. Pp. vi, -186, uncut. Early academic bookplate. Tidemarks on boards, otherwise a fine, fresh copy in original state. $400.
One of two Boston printings of 1795, the other a duodecimo with "First American Edition" on the title page. Evans 29596.
84. (Temperance - Social Satire.) A New Society, Called The Self Examining Society... Constitution. Np, nd [1830's].Broadside, printed on yellow paper. 13 ½ x 8, untrimmed. Minor soiling, wear at edges, a few small holes at folds, no loss. $350.
An eloquent piece of Yankee satire, aimed at the smugness of temperance and other moral reform societies then proliferating. A twelve article constitution follows a preamble explaining the need for "a society whose end and aim should be to examine our own hearts and lives, and see if we ourselves are not guilty of some habits and vices that need reform, which are equally as bad as those we are so ready to discover in our neighbors." The articles stress common sense, moderation, honest labor and conscience as self-regulators, rather than the mandates of moral reform, with mild free-thinking and egalitarian elements, and a deliberate disavowal of any religious or political affiliation. Authorship unknown, but worthy of further investigation. Imprints 3442, locating the Huntington Library copy only; not in Sabin.
85. (Texas.) Constitution of the State of Texas. Adopted by the Constitutional Convention...on the Sixth Day of September, 1875. With Amendments Declared Adopted Oct. 14, 1879; Sept. 25, 1883; Dec. 19, 1890; and Sept. 22, 1891. Austin: Press of Deaf-Mute Institute, 1891. 8vo, original printed wraps. Pp. 75. An uncirculated ex-lib copy, with two discreet stamps (not on title), and spine cloth taped, otherwise fine, with Gov. Hogg's printed complimentary ticket tipped in at front. $275.
Provides the original and amended readings, all fully indexed by subject.
86. (Texas.) MEYRICK, Edward. The Texian Grand March for the Pianoforte. Respectfully Dedicated to Genl. Houston and His Brave Companions in Arms. New York: Firth & Hall, 1836. Sheet music folio, removed. Pp. 7. Litho illustration signed "Swett", touched with color. Moderately browned and foxed, paper repair to final leaf, old song pencilled on blank verso of final leaf. $1200. See illustration:87. (Textile History - Lowell.) APPLETON, Nathan. Introduction of the Power Loom, and Origin of Lowell. Printed for the Proprietors of the Locks and Canals on Merrimack River. Lowell, Massachusetts: Printed by B. H. Penhallow, 1858. 8vo, original limp blind stamped cloth, titled in gilt on front. Pp. 38, a.e.g. A little worn at extremities, close to fine. $185.
An attractive piece of early Texana, one of three issues, all known by a handful of copies. The illustration shows Santa Anna surrendering his sword to the wounded Sam Houston after the battle of San Jacinto. In this copy Santa Anna's hat and military braids have been colored. The earliest issue has an 1835 copyright date, prior to the battle. The present issue has the 1836 copyright. Streeter 1171b.
Sole edition. Rare privately-printed autobiographical reminiscences, by a founder of cotton manufacture in the Merrimack Valley, an associate of Francis Lowell. OCLC lists only a single copy bound up with related pamphlets. A bright copy.
88. (Theater.) SMITH, Solomon Franklin. Theatrical Management in the West and South for Thirty Years. Interspersed with Anecdoatal Sketches. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1868. 8vo, original illustrated wrappers. Pp. vii, -275, (1), illus.; port. plate. Printed in double columns. A fine copy. $150.
First edition, an important autobiographical account of a long career in acting and management in provincial 19th century America. Published a year before Smith's death, it combines elements of two earlier volumes of reminiscences with much new material. A fine copy in wrappers, with a family provenance, according to pencilled notes in the volume, having come from the author's daughter-in-law Mrs. Thaddeus S. Smith of St. Louis, whose collection of Smith papers and memorabilia is mentioned in the DAB. Howes S-672; Clark III, 415.
91. (Trade Catalogue - Medicine) CARPENTER, George Washington. Carpenter's Annual Medical Advertiser, for 1835, Published and Distributed Gratuitously to the Physicians of the United States; Containing a Descriptive Account of the Most Popular of the New Medicines, Surgical Instruments, Medical Books, &c. And of the Improvements in Chemistry, Pharmacy, &c. &c. Philadelphia: Printed by Neal & Massey, 1835. 12mo, removed. Pp. Very light running stain, occasional browned leaves; second leaf trimmed close, just touching final letters of text; small hole to one leaf, no loss. $400.
Unrecorded number of a noted series of medical catalogues. The NUC and OCLC together record issues of 1833, '34, '36 and '44, but not this, nor is this number found in Imprints. The known numbers are all recorded in single copies only. See Appleton's for Carpenter's career as a merchant and respected amateur scientist.
92. (Transportation & Postal History- Kentucky) E. P. Johnson's Way Bill For Passengers. Mail Stage Office, Louisville, Ky. Louisville: Morton & Smith, Printers, [ca. 1836]. Illustrated broadside, with manuscript additions. 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. Large woodcut of coach-and-four at top. Old tear repairs to verso, repair to neat separation. SOLD
Handsome way bill, dated in manuscript April 4th, 1836, and listing 5 passengers, their place of origin and destination, and the fare paid. Docketed on the verso "Frankfort, April 4th 1836. Mail arrived at 8 o'clock."
93. (Vermont.) WILLIAMS, Samuel. The Natural and Civil History of Vermont. Walpole: Isaiah Thomas and David Carlisle, Jun., 1794. 8vo, early calf. Pp. xvi, -416. Engraved folding map. Binding worn, lacks endpapers, staining and foxing throughout. A good, serviceable copy, with the map, often lacking. $400.
First edition of the first substantial history of Vermont. The map is entitled, "A Map of the State of Vermont by. J. Whitelaw 1793", and Evans notes that it was sold separately. Evans 28094; Howes 478; Sabin 104350.
Early Panoramic View of Rutland, Vermont
94. (Vermont - Photography.) "Rutland, Vermont, A.D. 1861. From Pine Hill." Panoramic photographic view, composed of 4 salt print panels joined, total meas. 8 x 31 1/12 inches. Mounted, with old ms. title label pasted over bottom, and buildings identified in ms. Signed "Gift of Edward Lowe Temple." In an old frame. $950.
Unusually early panoramic view of a New England town, with a man and two women standing by stone fences in the foreground, pastures behind them, the town stretched out at mid-range and mountains beyond.
95. WATKINS, Lucy. Henry and Eliza; A pathetic tale: founded on a well-known recent event. New York: S. King, 1828. 8vo, self-wraps, stitched as issued. Pp. 32, uncut. Fine. $110.Unrecorded American printing of what appears to be an English fiction of double suicide. See AI 37094 for a variant Philadelphia edition of the same year, of which only 2 copies are recorded.
96. WINSTON, Sergt. James. Cora O'Kane; or, the Doom of the Rebel Guard. A Story of the Great Rebellion, containing incidents of the campaign in Missouri under Generals Fremont and Sigel, and the thrilling exploits of the Unionists under Major Zagonyi. Claremont, N.H.: Published by an Association of Disabled Soldiers, 1868. 8vo, original printed wrappers (wanting rear wrapper). Pp. 84. $45.First edition. Wright II, 2770.