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HANDWRITTEN SALES BILL OF THE PROPERTY OF THOMAS G. DANNER, JANUARY 1st, 1845, (Slave document...Alabama)
1 (Slave document...Alabama) HANDWRITTEN SALES BILL OF THE PROPERTY OF THOMAS G. DANNER, JANUARY 1st, 1845
1845 Original manuscript Very Good 
4pp, folio, sepia ink in a legible hand, 13" x 8". Two columns per page: purchaser names on the left, items sold on the right. Among the clocks, side boards, books, beds, tables, saddles, foods, farm tools, and such are listed 18 slaves: One Negro boy, Jas, 640.00; One Negro boy, Martin, 652.00; One Boy, Nelson, 659.00; One Boy, Isaac, 700.00; One Boy, Grun, 702.00; One Boy, William, 200.00; One Boy, Milton, 475.00; One Boy, Ralph, 485.00; One Boy, Nathan, 440.00; One Woman, Martha & Child, 1500.00; One Boy, David, 415.00; One Girl, Jannet(?), 600.00; One Boy, George, 600.00; One Girl, Hanah, 199.00; One Boy, Charles, 800.00; One Boy, Albert, 650.00; One Girl, Elisa, 615.00; One Girl, Winney, 31.00; followed by hogs, corn, heifers, cows, yearlings, candle sticks, &c. Besides members of the Danner family, the buyers named at this sale include: Bates, Gosset, Castly, McCord, McCoy, Wilbanter, Ray, Wilbourn, and Briggs. Thomas G. Danner and family were apparently wealthy landowners in Sumter County, Alabama, before the War Between the States. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PRESIDENT'S VETO OF THE TARIFF BILL: House of Representatives, August 16, 1842., Adams, John Quincy and others
2 Adams, John Quincy and others REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PRESIDENT'S VETO OF THE TARIFF BILL: House of Representatives, August 16, 1842.
Washington DC s.n. 1842 First Edition Printed self-wraps Good 
8pp. Sewn gathering, edges untrimmed; light dusting, edges furled. 9.5" x 6" Adams headed the Select Committee appointed on the subject. The Committee are highly critical of the actions of President John Tyler, bemoaning the death-in-office of President William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) who favored the import tariff. [American Imprints 42-27 locates holdings at Yale, Harvard, and MCM(?).] 
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YOUR ORGANIZATION IS INVITED TO COME TO ALBANY, NEW YORK -- THE POPULAR CONVENTION CITY: Every Facility for a Successful Convention., Albany, New York
3 Albany, New York YOUR ORGANIZATION IS INVITED TO COME TO ALBANY, NEW YORK -- THE POPULAR CONVENTION CITY: Every Facility for a Successful Convention.
Albany Chamber of Commerce Convention Bureau 1920s First Edition Printed self-wraps Very Good 
4pp; 16 illus from photographs. "Albany's Beauty and Historical Interest Grips the Attention of Hosts of Visitors Every Year....Albany's Splendid Hotel Facilities Are All Within the Center of the City....The Port of Albany, An $18,000,000 Project...working toward a goal completion in 1931...." 
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ALLEN'S NEW-ENGLAND ALMANAC FOR...1806...., Allen, Anson
4 Allen, Anson ALLEN'S NEW-ENGLAND ALMANAC FOR...1806....
Hartford Printed and Sold by Lincoln & Gleason 1805 First Edition Printed self-wraps Good 
24pp. Dog-eared as usual; spine and tear in first leaf neatly stitched by hand. 7" x 4.25" [Shaw & Shoemaker 7854, citing three locations. Drake, Almanacs of the United States, 669.] 
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"AMERICAN ADVANCE": A National Progressive Prohibition Weekly, Vol. II, No. 9...Chicago, March 2, 1912., American
5 American "AMERICAN ADVANCE": A National Progressive Prohibition Weekly, Vol. II, No. 9...Chicago, March 2, 1912.
Chicago Charles A. Lederer 1912 First Edition Printed self-wraps Good 
16pp; cartoons; spine reinforced, some signs of handling. 13.5" x 10" The large cartoon (5-3/4" x 8-1/4"), by Lederer, shows Uncle Sam on his back like Gulliver, tied down by tiny brewers, etc. The lead article decries Chicago's censorship of the Civic League's book on Chicago vice. Inside pieces include the Democrats' push to throw Alabama Congressman Mark Hobson out of the Party, Prohibition news from various states, "Liquor's Three-fold Alliance with Our National Government," "Friends of Red Men Rally in Boston" [protesting the Indian Bureau's alleged "robberies and outrages" against Native Americans], "Beer and Business," etc. 
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"AMERICAN ADVANCE": A National Progressive Prohibition Weekly, Vol. III, No. 28...Chicago, July 19, 1913., American
6 American "AMERICAN ADVANCE": A National Progressive Prohibition Weekly, Vol. III, No. 28...Chicago, July 19, 1913.
Charles A. Lederer 1913 First Edition Printed self-wraps Very Good 
16pp; cartoon on back page. 13.5" x 10" The full-page cartoon, by Lederer, shows the `American Advance' business manager with a sledge hammer trying to ring the bell. Topics in this issue include: Let Us Take the Pledge; The Slow Death; The Sacrifice of the Innocents; Back to Fundamentals; Arizona for Prohibition; etc. Feature articles are: The Liquor Menace and How to Meet It--Educate and Exterminate, by Daniel A. Poling; Drain the Swamp, by Ada E. Ferris; England's War against Brewers' Tyranny; The Issue--Right or Wrong, by Allen B. Lincoln; etc. 
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GROUP OF FOUR (4) DEATH NOTICES FOR MEMBERS OF THE EXPRESSMEN'S AID SOCIETY: Each giving the name of the deceased, his position with American Express Company, cause of death, family, &c., American Express
7 American Express GROUP OF FOUR (4) DEATH NOTICES FOR MEMBERS OF THE EXPRESSMEN'S AID SOCIETY: Each giving the name of the deceased, his position with American Express Company, cause of death, family, &c.
Cincinnati Office of the Secretary, E.A.S. 1882-1888 Original editions Very Good 
Small broadsides, 8.5" x 5.5", text ruled in black, docketed on versos. Memorials to: (1) Chas. E. Goodrich; died at Milwaukee, June 14, 1882 of consumption; joined American Express as scrip-clerk soon after the close of the War, rose to position of cashier, &c. (2) James Jones; died at Camden, SC, July 11, 1887 of Uraenia; joined Express service in 1850, appointed agent of the Southern Express, &c. (3) Leroy Atwood; died at Las Vegas, N.M., Nov. 22, 1887 from Pulmonary Consumption; was Superintendent of the United States Express Company; repaired to Las Vegas for his health. (4) Lawrence W. Redus; died at Elgin, Texas, July 1, 1888 from congestion of the stomach and bowels; worked for Southern Express Co. at Wheatly, Ark. before moving to Texas. American Express was founded in 1850 at Buffalo, NY, to move express shipments in the eastern states as Wells Fargo was doing in the west. The Expressmen's Aid Society, which issued the documents at hand, organized on March 19, 1874. 
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AMERICAN LINE,  LIVERPOOL TO PHILADELPHIA -- Five (5) shipping manifests/ bills of lading,  specifying the goods shipped and the steamship carrying each shipment: Issued by Richardson, Spence & Co, European Agents., American Line
8 American Line AMERICAN LINE, LIVERPOOL TO PHILADELPHIA -- Five (5) shipping manifests/ bills of lading, specifying the goods shipped and the steamship carrying each shipment: Issued by Richardson, Spence & Co, European Agents.
Liverpool, England 1888 Original manuscripts Very Good 
Partly printed, accomplished by hand, as follow: (1) Three Cases & Seven Bales Merchandise, shipped to Order at Philadelphia, 13 March 1888, aboard the Steamship "Indiana"; (2) Eight hundred, forty-nine bags Potatoes (Williams Selected Magnums), shipped Roberts & Williams at Philadelphia, 18 April 1888, aboard the Steamship "British Prince"; (3) Two Bales Wool, shipped by F. Willey to Order at Philadelphia, 23 April 1888, aboard the Steamship "British Princess"; (4) One hundred Tons Pig Iron, shipped to Order at Philadelphia, 8 May 1888, aboard the Steamship "Lord Gough"; (5) Thirty Cases Granular Preparations, shipped by Alfred Bishop & Sons to J. Wyeth & Bro. at Philadelphia, 22 May 1888, aboard the Steamship "Lord Clive." All bills of lading have embossed six-pence revenue stamps, one vertical fold, and are signed by M. Withers. Each, 8.25" x 13.25" 
Price: 85.00 USD
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EMANCIPATION DAY ADDRESS: By John W. Anderson, President, The Anderson Company, Gary, Indiana, at Negroes' Emancipation Day Celebration, North Gleason Park, Gary, Indiana,  August 7, 1948., Anderson, John W.
9 Anderson, John W. EMANCIPATION DAY ADDRESS: By John W. Anderson, President, The Anderson Company, Gary, Indiana, at Negroes' Emancipation Day Celebration, North Gleason Park, Gary, Indiana, August 7, 1948.
Gary, Indiana Published by the author 1948 First Edition Printed self-wraps Very Good 
16pp. 9" x 6" Anderson (1883-1967) was president of the National Patent Council and founder of ANCO, a major manufacturer of automobile windshield-wiper motors and blades. [WorldCat locates no copy of this title.] 
Price: 125.00 USD
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PRESENTATION TO MR. & MRS. HENRY P. NICHOLS,  SILVER WEDDING., Anonymous
10 Anonymous PRESENTATION TO MR. & MRS. HENRY P. NICHOLS, SILVER WEDDING.
Worcester, Massachusetts s.n. January 10, 1871 Original edition Very Good 
Broadside, printed in black on white stock. Contains various testimonials and a six-stanza poem. 14" x 7.75" The broadside states that the Nicholses resided at the corner of Sumner and Thomas Streets; that he worked 30 years at various jobs for the Boston & Albany Railroad; that they received a silver service and a number of silver table pieces (specified) as well as books and furniture (specified); &c. Testimonials are printed as received from their Worcester friends, from several railroad officials, from the Worcester Police Department, &c. 
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THE FIRST CENTURY OF GERMAN LANGUAGE PRINTING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A Bibliography based on the Studies of Oswald Seidensticker and Wilbur H. Oda., Arndt, Karl John and Eck, Reimer C., editors
11 Arndt, Karl John and Eck, Reimer C., editors THE FIRST CENTURY OF GERMAN LANGUAGE PRINTING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A Bibliography based on the Studies of Oswald Seidensticker and Wilbur H. Oda.
Gottingen, Germany Niedersachsische Staats. 1989 First Edition Original Cloth Fine 
Two volumes. pp: xxix, 1245; title-pages pictured in text. 9.75" x 7" This work covers the years 1728 to 1830, and supercedes Seidensticker's bibliography of early German printing in the US. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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CALIFORNIA:  HOW TO GET THERE, WHAT IT COSTS, THE JOURNEY THITHER--A LETTER FOR YOU: Camping, coaching, trying the trails, and seeing the Indians., Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System
12 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System CALIFORNIA: HOW TO GET THERE, WHAT IT COSTS, THE JOURNEY THITHER--A LETTER FOR YOU: Camping, coaching, trying the trails, and seeing the Indians.
Chicago Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 1915 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Good 
12pp; railway map. Original fold weakened by use. 9.25" x 8" Covers the route, ticket fares, side trips, Grand Canyon, Pullman fares, meal service, various trains and timetables, &c. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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TIME OF TRAINS, SLEEPING CAR SCHEDULES AND OTHER INFORMATION: Corrected to Sept. 1, 1916., Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System
13 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System TIME OF TRAINS, SLEEPING CAR SCHEDULES AND OTHER INFORMATION: Corrected to Sept. 1, 1916.
Chicago Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 1916 First Edition Printed self-wraps Very Good 
102pp, two-column format; 4 full-page and two double-page maps. Original fold for pocket size. 9.25" x 8" This system-wide timetable manual includes several special sections: Summer Excursion Fares to Pacific Coast and the San Diego Exposition; Yosemite Valley; Grand Canyon of Arizona, with details on cottages and other expenses. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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TOURIST SLEEPER TO CALIFORNIA: California Where Every Month Is June., Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System
14 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System TOURIST SLEEPER TO CALIFORNIA: California Where Every Month Is June.
Chicago Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 1915 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
24pp; 12 duotone illus of scenes on the train. 9.25" x 4.25" Features the Pullman tourist sleeping and dining cars, detailing accommodations and service, along with the pleasures of California. "...And this year, 1915, you have the added lure of the Panama expositions at San Francisco and San Diego...." WorldCat locates four similar titles, but not this 1915 publication. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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TWENTIETH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE STATE REFORM SCHOOL, WESTBOROUGH,  October 1, 1866., Ayres, John and others
15 Ayres, John and others TWENTIETH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE STATE REFORM SCHOOL, WESTBOROUGH, October 1, 1866.
Boston Wright & Potter, State Printers 1867 First Edition Original Wraps Good 
55pp. Thumb-sized corner torn from top of title-page 9.25" x 5.5" 
Price: 25.00 USD
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GROUP OF FOUR EPHEMERAL ITEMS RELATING TO THIS MIDDLETOWN, NY CLUB,  ORGANIZED IN 1866., Bachelors' Social Club
16 Bachelors' Social Club GROUP OF FOUR EPHEMERAL ITEMS RELATING TO THIS MIDDLETOWN, NY CLUB, ORGANIZED IN 1866.
Middletown, NY Bachelors' Social Club 1870-1915 Original editions not bound Near Fine 
Comprises: (1) Engraved notice to N.M. Hallock of his election to membership, signed by S.S. Draper (1870). (2) Engraved notice to same person of $10 assessment, signed by Draper (1870). (3) Engraved notice of meeting schedule for the 32nd season, winter of 1897-98, at the Assembly Rooms in Middletown, NY. (4) Ticket to The Bachelors 50th Anniversary Dance, December 28, 1915. 
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PLYMOUTH EXCURSIONS: Points of Historic Interest., Bacon, J.R.
17 Bacon, J.R. PLYMOUTH EXCURSIONS: Points of Historic Interest.
Boston Winthrop Steamboat Co. 1898 Original edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
18pp; map at front, 12 illus from photographs. 8" x 4" Features the steamer "Plymouth" and the on-shore attractions of Old Plymouth town, including specialty shops, hotels and restaurants. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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CAPE MAY TO ATLANTIC CITY: A Summer Note Book., Balch, William Ralston
18 Balch, William Ralston CAPE MAY TO ATLANTIC CITY: A Summer Note Book.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Railroad 1883 First Edition Staplebound Wraps Good 
56pp; vignette illustrations in text, map inside back cover. Pictorial covers and frontispiece supplied in facsimile from Library of Congress copy. 6.5" x 5" The author was General Passenger Agent for the PRR. This book describes Cape May, Cape May Point, Life Along the Shore, Sea Isle City, Somers Point, fishing and hunting, and Atlantic City, the coastal climate, the art of traveling, &c., including hotels and rates, railroad routes, trolley car exchange points, and ticket prices in 1883. Precedes Nucky Thompson by decades. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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TRAVEL ROUTES AND FARES TO THE WEST -- Summer 1930:  California, Colorado, The Southwest,  National Parks, Pacific Northwest, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
19 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad TRAVEL ROUTES AND FARES TO THE WEST -- Summer 1930: California, Colorado, The Southwest, National Parks, Pacific Northwest
Baltimore, MD B&O Railroad 1930 First Edition Printed self-wrappers Fine 
Broadsheet, 12.5" x 24", folds to pocket size. The verso contains a Rand McNally map of the B&O rail lines. The recto on green stock includes travel information, fares, brief descriptions of destinations, and 19 illustrations from photographs. 
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SZMIMEIE-S JESUS CHRIST.  A CATECHISM OF THE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE IN THE FLAT-HEAD OR KALISPEL LANGUAGE: Composed by the Missionaries of the Society of Jesus., Bandini, J.
20 Bandini, J. SZMIMEIE-S JESUS CHRIST. A CATECHISM OF THE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE IN THE FLAT-HEAD OR KALISPEL LANGUAGE: Composed by the Missionaries of the Society of Jesus.
Montana St. Ignatius Print 1880 First Edition Printed self-wraps Fine 
17pp, unopened and untrimmed. This is part one of what eventually became a 45-page work. Part two (not present here) contains prayers and hymns. 9" x 6" Schoenberg, Jesuit Mission Presses, #7. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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BANGOR, A MOTOR CENTER, Bangor, Maine
21 Bangor, Maine BANGOR, A MOTOR CENTER
Bangor, ME Chamber of Commerce 1926 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good 
20pp; illus from photographs, map; trace of faint foxing on cover. 9" x 8" Promotes travel by car with routes to Bangor, motor trips around Bangor, Mount Katahdin, lakes and ponds, etc. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Group of four letters to historian and biographer, John Lukacs:  TLS, 2 ALsS, ANS, Barzun, Jacques (1907-2012)
22 Barzun, Jacques (1907-2012) Group of four letters to historian and biographer, John Lukacs: TLS, 2 ALsS, ANS
Original manuscripts Very Good 
(1) TLS, 1-1/2pp, single-spaced, quarto, from 1170 Fifth Avenue, New York, November 7, 1991. In part: "....Your DUEL is a stunning piece of scholarship....You have done a masterpiece of historical writing. Only someone who has toiled to compose a book can perceive the art with which this extraordinary narrative is shaped....The scope, too, is remarkable....One could extract your judgments, characterizations, estimates, and conclusions and make a small book of aphorisms....Present-day Americans do not understand any politics but their own....On the point of Roosevelt's long uncertainty, I happen to have some information you could not know, because it has not yet been published. In 1941 FDR used Rene de Chambrun as propagandist....Yours with admiration and affection, Jacques." (2) ALS, 1p, octavo, in blue ink, from his Fifth Avenue address, Nov 12 /94. "....This autumn has been a series of ailments....It was good to know that you've finished your extraordinary book. Your rate of production is really splendid, and the quality of the product certainly deserves the recognition that was expressed in the Pennsylvania History Magazine. Doesn't this latest work of yours qualify for the you-know-what prize?...Affectionate regards, Jacques." (3) ALS, 1p, 12mo, in blue ink, Nov 12/95. "The letters are very good indeed. Coming from academics in a hoity-toity university, they are a tribute to your art & scholarship....I hope you can use the approving words to get a publisher....Mississippi is not at all a bad Press....My health & energy are returning slowly....All the best, Jacques." (4) ANS, 1/2p, handwritten note on an engraved announcement, from San Antonio, Mar. 9, 2007. "...Thank you for your fine book about G.K. [George Kennan]. It does him full justice. He was a good & great man. Trust you are well. Ever, Jacques." [This note is especially poignant in that it is handwritten on an announcement titled "Jacques Barzun to his Friends," telling them that a "lack of finger control" prevents him from answering their letters.] Barzun, recently deceased, was a French-born American historian of culture and ideas, winner of America's Presidential Medal of Freedom, and knight of the French Legion of Honor. Along with his friends and correspondent John Lukacs, Barzun helped establish the modern discipline of cultural history. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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SOUVENIR OF GREENCASTLE, INDIANA: Viewbook.  R.T. Jones, Photographer.   H.A. Mills, Artist., Bassett, T.J.
23 Bassett, T.J. SOUVENIR OF GREENCASTLE, INDIANA: Viewbook. R.T. Jones, Photographer. H.A. Mills, Artist.
Greencastle, Indiana M.J. Beckett 1892 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Good 
48pp; illus throughout from photographs of street scenes, public buildings, residences, &c. Back cover lacking; front cover dusted. 6.5" x 9" WorldCat locates no copy of this original edition, and only four copies of the 1979 reprint. 
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CINDERS: (The Diary of a Drummer)., Bauer, Wright
24 Bauer, Wright CINDERS: (The Diary of a Drummer).
NY G.W. Dillingham 1907 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good 
pp: 117, (10); 10 plates from drawings. Bound in the publisher's red paisley cloth, paper cover label. 7" x 4" Episodic account of the life of a door-to-door salesman and his travels in Baltimore, Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Buffalo, Boston and New York. Written on the blank flyleaf: "From Mrs. Malcolm, 212-Leaside, Aug. 1910. He was a tenant there." 
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HANDWRITTEN INVENTORY AND APPRAISAL OF GOODS, LATE OF THE FIRM OF WILLIAM T. HOLLOWBUSH & CO...A SCHUYLKILL CANAL BOAT (NAMED MAY REBECCA) & RIGGING, AND TEAM OF TWO BAY MULES OF SAID BOAT & GEARS, &C...$825.00 .... 26 July 1859, Baugh, John and Benjamin Harley, Appraisers
25 Baugh, John and Benjamin Harley, Appraisers HANDWRITTEN INVENTORY AND APPRAISAL OF GOODS, LATE OF THE FIRM OF WILLIAM T. HOLLOWBUSH & CO...A SCHUYLKILL CANAL BOAT (NAMED MAY REBECCA) & RIGGING, AND TEAM OF TWO BAY MULES OF SAID BOAT & GEARS, &C...$825.00 .... 26 July 1859
26 July 1859 Original manuscript Very Good 
2pp in sepia ink on heavy paper. The inventory also includes: Four lime cars, various bay horses and mules, "Tools at the Kilns & quarries at Port Kennedy," "Lime stones at Pottsville," scales, "a lot of lime at Frick's Locks," "Powder in powder house at quarries," &c., &c. The total appraised value of the inventory is $10,961.71 and the appraisal is signed by John Baugh and Benjamin Harley. On the verso page is an appraised list of goods "retained by the Assignor under exemption Laws," including: goods in various named rooms of the dwelling house and the smoke house, all growing produce, garden tools, two riding carriages, tack, &c. Along the right margin at the bottom of this page is written: "E.W. Frick's Trust Estate." This page is also signed on the same date by the appraisers. Port Kennedy, an industrial village on the Schuylkill Canal in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was a thriving center of the 19th-c. lime industry. Frick's Locks. a village along the Schuylkill Canal in Chester County, PA, occupied 18 acres of land, since abandoned to a nuclear power plant, nevertheless winning a place on the National Register of Historic Sites. 
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THE STORY OF MAN IN YELLOWSTONE, Beal, Merrill D.
26 Beal, Merrill D. THE STORY OF MAN IN YELLOWSTONE
Yellowstone Park, Wyoming Yellowstone Library & Museum 1956 Revised Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
320pp, index; 12 plates, maps, text illus. The Yellowstone Park naturalist offers a history of the area from its early 19th-century discovery by John Colter to 1960. 7.75" x 5.25" This example is signed at the top of the title-page by Merrill D. Beal. 
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SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FOREST:  Colorado's Newest Playground, Bell, A.D.
27 Bell, A.D. SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FOREST: Colorado's Newest Playground
St. Louis, MO Missouri Pacific Lines 1929 Early edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
16pp; illus from photographs, two maps. 9" x 6" WorldCat locates four copies of this guidebook. 
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THE NEW HOTEL BILOXI:  The Ideal Winter Resort - Your Home on the Gulf - The Hotel Near the Lighthouse, Biloxi, Mississippi
28 Biloxi, Mississippi THE NEW HOTEL BILOXI: The Ideal Winter Resort - Your Home on the Gulf - The Hotel Near the Lighthouse
Biloxi, MS George G. Stannus, Manager 1927 First Edition Very Good 
Broadsheet, printed in green and orange, 18.5" x 12.25", folded to brochure size. Map on verso with 10 inset photo-views, "Drive to Biloxi--Hard Road All the Way." The other side has a view of the Hotel, people playing in the waters of the Gulf, and promotional text with six inset photo-views. Light wear at folds. "Under the Bechtel leadership, new capital was invested in the old Folkes resort property and The New Biloxi Hotel, a fireproof Southern Colonial style edifice, was built in 1927. The Federal Engineering Company of Davenport, Iowa was given charge of the building project and George D. Stannus (1880-1930+), manager of the old Hotel Biloxi who had taken this position in 1923, continued as local hotel manager. Mr. Stannus was a native of Uniontown, Kentucky..." [see Ray Bellande, Biloxi Historical Society]. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Handwritten records of his 1861 Lancaster County estate auction: detailed below., Blight, J.C.
29 Blight, J.C. Handwritten records of his 1861 Lancaster County estate auction: detailed below.
Caernarvon Township, PA 1861 Original manuscript Removed Good Signed
30pp ledger sheets (12" x 7.5") with handwritten entries on 17 pages, preceded by a page of legalities (few stains on first page): "Conditions of the Public Sale, held the 26th day of November A.D. 1861 of the goods and chattel of the assigned estate of J.C. Blight....The highest and best bidder shall be the purchaser...." Also covers disputes. Persons buying goods for less than $5 must pay cash. For goods over $5, the bidder has 90 days credit; &c. Signed by James McCaa. James McCaa, born in Scotland in 1807, was appointed Justice of the Peace of Caernarvon Township, Pennsylvania, in 1842. The 1850 federal census lists him as a wagonmaker. The Blight sale, recorded in this document, included many household goods of the day, tools of many sorts, furniture, grind stone, looking glass, chains, horse covers, harness, whips, Bloom wagon, iron to forge, carriages, shoeing box, anvil, barrels, baskets, coal wagon, &c. Surnames of purchasers include: DeHaven, Reigart, Weaver, Ringwalt, Hornberger, Hertzler, McCormick, Rinzer, Moody, Foreman, Lincoln, Simpson, Welsh, Moyer, Plank, &c. Caernarvon Township was at the time in Lancaster County, now in Berks County, PA. 
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ON THE PARALLELS,  OR CHAPTERS OF INNER HISTORY: A Story of the Rappahannock., Borton, Benjamin
30 Borton, Benjamin ON THE PARALLELS, OR CHAPTERS OF INNER HISTORY: A Story of the Rappahannock.
Woodstown, NJ Monitor-Register Print 1903 First Edition Original Cloth Good 
333pp; frontispiece portrait, 20 plates from photographs and sketches. Edges of boards rubbed. 7.75" x 5.25" Borton served with the 24th New Jersey volunteers. This book centers on the Fredericksburg campaign. [Nevins, Civil War Books, I:61] 
Price: 125.00 USD
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