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  • SONNECK, Oscar George Theodore
    A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EARLY SECULAR AMERICAN MUSIC (18th Century). Revised and enlarged by William Treat Upton...

    New York: Da Capo Press, 1964. Tall octavo, maroon simulated leather and red boards. pp x, xvi, 617. Indexed. Sunning to upper inch of front board, spine lightly darkened, private bookplate inside front cover, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41491
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  • A DEFENSE OF THE SOUTH AGAINST THE REPROACHES AND ENCROACHMENTS OF THE NORTH: in which slavery is shown to be an institution of God intended to form the basis of the best social state and the only safeguard to the permanence of a republican government by BROOKES, Iveson L., Rev., A.M., 1793-1865
    BROOKES, Iveson L., Rev., A.M., 1793-1865
    A DEFENSE OF THE SOUTH AGAINST THE REPROACHES AND ENCROACHMENTS OF THE NORTH: in which slavery is shown to be an institution of God intended to form the basis of the best social state and the only safeguard to the permanence of a republican government

    Edition: First Edition

    Hamburg, South Carolina: Printed at the Republican Office, 1850. Octavo, pp (2), 48, stitched in self wrappers. Some foxing and yellowing; small chips to lower outer corners; soft creases; else a VG clean, unworn and largely unopened copy. The bulk of the pamphlet reprints his lengthy letter to The Christian Review headed "Woodville, near Hamburg, S.C. February 20, 1849". He is responding to an article in the January issue urging the prohibition of slavery in the new territories taken from Mexico. He correctly argues that the Bible condones slavery. "Iveson Lewis Brookes, teacher, Baptist minister, and planter, was born in Rockingham County, N.C. Brookes, a 1819 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., amassed, through marriage…

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    Hamburg, South Carolina: Printed at the Republican Office, 1850. Octavo, pp (2), 48, stitched in self wrappers. Some foxing and yellowing; small chips to lower outer corners; soft creases; else a VG clean, unworn and largely unopened copy. The bulk of the pamphlet reprints his lengthy letter to The Christian Review headed "Woodville, near Hamburg, S.C. February 20, 1849". He is responding to an article in the January issue urging the prohibition of slavery in the new territories taken from Mexico. He correctly argues that the Bible condones slavery. "Iveson Lewis Brookes, teacher, Baptist minister, and planter, was born in Rockingham County, N.C. Brookes, a 1819 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., amassed, through marriage and purchase, considerable holdings of land and slaves in Jasper and Jones counties in Georgia and Edgefield County and other locations in South Carolina. He also worked in schools for much of his life (teacher at Greensboro Academy, Greensboro, N.C., 1819; rector of Eatonton Academy, Eatonton, Ga., 1820s; principal of Penfield Female Academy, Penfield, Ga., 1840s), employing overseers to manage his plantations while he taught and preached at various Baptist churches. He was also active in national and local Baptist affairs and was a staunch defender of slavery." - University of North Carolina, introduction the Brookes papers collection at UNC. Hamburg, S.C., was a small all-black community across the Savannah River from Augusta, GA. It was the scene of white on black violence in 1876 during Reconstruction ("The Hamburg Massacre"). The last residents of the town left in 1929 and there are no visible remains of the community today. This is one of its earliest imprints. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43724
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  • MARRYAT, Frederick, Captain
    A DIARY IN AMERICA. With Remarks on Its Institutions. Edited, with Notes and an Introduction, by Sydney Jackman.

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York: Knopf, 1962. Terra cotta and grey cloth, blue topstain. pp [2], (xxviii), 487, [1, blank], ix [index], [1, colophon) + frontispiece portrait. Fine in very nearly fine price-clipped jacket, no owner names. "The famous novelist's lively and enlightening account of life in our pioneer Republic in the years 1837-38." - jacket. His Canadian travels are recounted in parts of chapters XV and XVI. Based on the London, 1839, six volume original.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Near fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17337
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  • Allen, Paul [John Neal and Tobias Watkins]
    A history of the American Revolution...To which are added, the most important resolutions of the Continental Congress, and many of the most important letters of General Washinton

    Edition: First edition.

    Baltimore, Maryland: Printed for John Hopkins, 1819. Two volume set. pp [2, blank], (xii), 592; (xiv), 510, [2]. Sabin 854: "Although the name of Paul Allen is on the title, this work was written by John Neal and Mr. Watkins " - Sabin. Ex Library copy in contemporary (worn) calf; Lacking backstrips, sides firmly and neatly attached internally with cloth tape; only two rubber stamps (to each front free endpaper), ink digits on verso of title leaves; short tear and corner chip to first few leaves of Vol. I (no printing lost); some foxing and browning in text, typical of American books in this period, but not heavy, the text being generally clean and unworn. Howes A155, Sabin 854. An excellent candidate for rebinding. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26587
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  • A LITERARY MAP OF BALTIMORE, the Almost Athens of the Upper South., 1729-1969

    Cockeysville, MD: Baltimore County Historical Society, no date (1969?). Large sheet folded to make sixteen 4 1/2 x 9 1/8 inch panels. VG, clean copy.

    Condition: Binding: Broadside

    Book ID: 41870
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  • COLBURN, Zerah, 1804-39
    A Memoir of Zerah Colburn; Written by Himself. Containing an account of the first discovery of his remarkable powers;...

    Edition: First edition

    Springfield [Massachusetts]: G. and C. Merriam, 1833. Title page continues: "his travels in America and residence in Europe; his return to this country and the causes which led him to his present profession; with his peculiar methods of calculation." 12mo, original publisher's glazed brown cloth, printed paper spine label. pp [2], (viii), (9)-204, [2] + frontispiece. Spine label is a little darkened with a bit of wear and loss of a few letters; small chip and neat repair lower spine; narrow chips and neat repair along front joint; VG otherwise, internally clean, tight, unworn, fine. Autobiography by this child prodigy and "mental calculator" who for a brief period was a sensation on two continents. "Colburn's abilities developed rapidly and…

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    Springfield [Massachusetts]: G. and C. Merriam, 1833. Title page continues: "his travels in America and residence in Europe; his return to this country and the causes which led him to his present profession; with his peculiar methods of calculation." 12mo, original publisher's glazed brown cloth, printed paper spine label. pp [2], (viii), (9)-204, [2] + frontispiece. Spine label is a little darkened with a bit of wear and loss of a few letters; small chip and neat repair lower spine; narrow chips and neat repair along front joint; VG otherwise, internally clean, tight, unworn, fine. Autobiography by this child prodigy and "mental calculator" who for a brief period was a sensation on two continents. "Colburn's abilities developed rapidly and he was soon able to solve such problems as the number of seconds in 2,000 years, the product of 12,225 and 1,223, or the square root of 1,449. When he was seven years old he took six seconds to give the numbers of hours in thirty-eight years, two months, and seven days. Zerah is reported to have been able to solve fairly complex problems. For example, the sixth Fermat number...The question is whether this number, 4,294,967,297, is prime or not. Zerah calculated in his head that it was not and has a divisor of 641. The other divisor is 6,700,417 and can easily be found using a calculator." -Wikipedia. He lost his powers with the onset of adulthood. After nine years of service as an itinerant Methodist preacher, eventually ended up a professor of languages at Dartmouth College. Colburn died of TB at age 34. Bell "Men of Mathematics" pp. 342-3: Sabin 14257.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46619
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  • KENNEDY, John F.
    A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Introduction by Robert F. Kennedy.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1964. Second edition, revised and enlarged, with new RFK introduction (first ed. was in 1958). Blue cloth and blue boards. (xiv), 11, (3, blank) pp. 16 double-sided photo plates inserted. Light sunning to extreme edges of boards; glue stain to lower margin of front pastedown; one tiny corner bruise; else fine. Price clipped jacket has light wear to outer corners; lower margin of front flap clipped out; very nearly fine otherwise. This was the Canadian distributor's file copy, with a long red label of Longmans Canada pasted to front free endpaper.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 5570
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  • A PICTORIAL BOOKLET. San Francisco in Ruins.The Spirit of '06 [cover title].

    San Francisco: Advergraph Press, no date [1906]. 15.5 x 11.3 cm. Grey card covers printed in gilt. 9 leaves printed both sides in a continuous strip folded accordian style, glued into covers. Covers have soft creases, nicks to fore edges, ink annotation to a couple of the images, else VG. Captioned photos of the aftermath of the Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Card covers

    Book ID: 9338
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  • Manigault, G. (Gabriel Manigault, 1809-1888 )
    A political creed; embracing some ascertained truths in sociology and politics. An answer to H George's "Progress and poverty."

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, Printers, 1884. Brown cloth. pp [2]. 215, [3]. Text paper toned, ink owner name at front (J.W. McCutcheon), just a few pencil notes & underlining in text, else a bright near fine copy. Manigault was of a distinguised South Carolina family.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50583
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  • Duglison, Robley, M.D.
    A Public Discourse in Commemoration of Peter S. Du Ponceau, LL.D. Late President of the American Philosophical Society, Delivered Before the Society Pursuant to Appointment, on the 25th of October, 1844

    Philadelphia: Printed for the American Philosophical Society, 1844. Octavo (23 cm) in original green printed wraps; 44 pp. In ink on front cover: "J. S. Da Costa Macedo, Lisbon." Light damp stain to lower inner corner of text, small creases at top outer corner, VG clean and unworn otherwise. Peter Stephen Du Ponceau (1760-1844), having emigrated from France to America as a young man of seventeen in 1777, served as secretary to Baron von Steuben with the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War, during which time he became acquainted with Alexander Hamilton, the Marquis de Lafayette, James Monroe, and other notables. After the war, he settled in Philadelphia, where he became a respected lawyer and a pioneering linguist and…

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    Philadelphia: Printed for the American Philosophical Society, 1844. Octavo (23 cm) in original green printed wraps; 44 pp. In ink on front cover: "J. S. Da Costa Macedo, Lisbon." Light damp stain to lower inner corner of text, small creases at top outer corner, VG clean and unworn otherwise. Peter Stephen Du Ponceau (1760-1844), having emigrated from France to America as a young man of seventeen in 1777, served as secretary to Baron von Steuben with the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War, during which time he became acquainted with Alexander Hamilton, the Marquis de Lafayette, James Monroe, and other notables. After the war, he settled in Philadelphia, where he became a respected lawyer and a pioneering linguist and philologist especially noted for his study of the languages of Asia and the indigenous tribes of America. He joined the American Philosophical Society in 1791 and was its president from 1827 until his death. Includes a checklist of his publications. Macedo was Perpetual Secretary of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Lisbon. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

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    Book ID: 50669
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  • A SYMPOSIUM ON ANDREW FURUSETH.

    New Bedford, MA: The Darwin Press, no date [1948]. Green cloth. [2], vi, 7-233, [2] pp + frontispiece portrait and numerous plates. Rubber stamp of American Merchant Marine Library Association to front pastedown; AMMLA presentation label to front free endpaper; rubber stamped to top page edges; foxing to endpapers, page edges, and first three leaves; a good, unworn copy otherwise, tight in the binding. Furuseth was leader of the SUP and the ISU seamen's unions on the west coast of the USA. Contributions by Robert LaFollette, Louis Adamic, John L. Lewis, Fiorella LaGuardia, and many others.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11891
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  • A VINDICATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW-ENGLAND CHURCHES...[bound with] The Churches Quarrel Espoused [bound with] A Platform of Church Discipline [bound with] A Confession of Faith by WISE, John, 1652-1725
    WISE, John, 1652-1725
    A VINDICATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW-ENGLAND CHURCHES...[bound with] The Churches Quarrel Espoused [bound with] A Platform of Church Discipline [bound with] A Confession of Faith

    Edition: First collected edition

    Boston: John Boyles, 1772. Three parts in one, each with separate dated title leaf. pp 80, 96, (69). Edition of 500 copies. Newly rebound in crushed brown morocco, spine with raised bands, red labels. Text paper yellowed; light foxing to title leaf; front endpapers, title leaf, and last two leaves browned in margins; extensive ink notes on front endpaper of one Edward Tuckerman, who has also signed his name in top margin of title page. with his occasional marginalia and short underlines in text; repair with paper to gutter of title leaf, making the book a bit tight in the binding. In all, fine externally, good-VG internally. "John Wise ...was a Congregationalist reverend and political leader in Massachusetts during…

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    Boston: John Boyles, 1772. Three parts in one, each with separate dated title leaf. pp 80, 96, (69). Edition of 500 copies. Newly rebound in crushed brown morocco, spine with raised bands, red labels. Text paper yellowed; light foxing to title leaf; front endpapers, title leaf, and last two leaves browned in margins; extensive ink notes on front endpaper of one Edward Tuckerman, who has also signed his name in top margin of title page. with his occasional marginalia and short underlines in text; repair with paper to gutter of title leaf, making the book a bit tight in the binding. In all, fine externally, good-VG internally. "John Wise ...was a Congregationalist reverend and political leader in Massachusetts during the American colonial period. Wise was noted for his political activism, specifically his protests against British taxation, for which he was once jailed. As the pastor of the Chebacco Parish from 1680 to his death in 1725, Wise lived in Ipswich, Massachusetts, often called 'the birthplace of American independence.' ... Calvin Coolidge referred to him as one of the inspirations for the Declaration of Independence." - Wikipedia The 1717 first printing of A Vindication is Grolier American 100 #7. Sabin 104901; Howes W-595: "The most authoritative defense of Congregational polity, recognized as such even in law courts. There was a second edition, with continuous pagination, also in 1772.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49747
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  • SHAW, Reuben Cole
    ACROSS THE PLAINS IN FORTY-NINE. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife

    Edition: First of this edition

    Chicago: Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley, 1948. 16mo, maroon cloth. pp lii, 170, [2] + frontispiece portrait and three other plates, all with tissue guards; map in text; indexed, reproduction of the title page of the original Farmland, Indiana, 1896, edition. Top edges gilt. Fine copy. Lakesides Classics no. 46. California Gold Rush narrative.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41974
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  • COX, Ross
    ADVENTURES ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER. Illustrated by Cleveland Rockwell and Others

    Edition: First of this edition

    Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort, no date (1957). Octavo, green cloth, endpapers illustrated in green. pp (vi), 105 + plates on text paper. Fine copy, no owner names. Pale green price-clipped dust jacket has some sunning, light soiling, light damp stains along spine; good. Extracts form the two volume, London, 1831, first edition. An important fur trade journal. Cox, a young Irishman, was up and down the Columbia River in 1812-17, working for Astor and then the North West Company.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36193
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  • UNDERWOOD, John J.
    ALASKA. An Empire in the Making.

    London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1925. First UK of the revised, enlarged edition (from US sheets). First edition was NY and London, 1913. Blue cloth. (xxviii), 440, (4) pp + numerous photo plates, folding colour map.. Bit of sunning to spine and front cover; endpapers tanned from binding; VG+ clean & unworn copy otherwise. Underwood was the founder of The Council City News, Dawson, 1902. Some of the material pertains to Canada.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 10330
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  • DAVIS, (Mary Lee).
    ALASKA THE GREAT BEAR'S CUB. Illustrated by Pen and Ink Illustrations by Olaus Johan Murie and Author's Photographs.

    Boston: W.A. Wilde, (copyright, 1930). 8vo, hardcover, blue linen grain cloth lettered in white. 314, [4] pp. 8 double-sided photographic plates inserted, vignette drawings in text. Spine has a bit of flaking to the delicate white lettering, and light flecks; light endpaper tanning from binding materials; else a fine, tight and bright unworn copy, no previous owner marks. A later printing ? "Popular sketches of Alaska's wildlife, and of Eskimo and Indian lore." - AB 3712, calling for endpaper maps and 15 plates.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 16652
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  • HIGGINSON, Ella
    ALASKA THE GREAT COUNTRY. New edition with new matter

    New York: Macmillan, 1917. Second edition, enlarged (first ed. was in 1908). Octavo, green decorated cloth stamped in blind and orange, gilt lettered. pp xii, (584), (4, ads), (4) + plates and a colour folding map. Soft bruise to lower inner corner of text; 1917 pencil gift inscription on front free endpaper; else a fine, very bright copy. In the uncommon dust jacket, which has some soiling and a two inch tear to lower front spine fold. "It now appears in a new edition, revised and with new matter. These added chapters have to do the latest information about the railroads, the government, mining, fishing, merchandise shipments from Alaska, and agricultural development in the land. There is also a…

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    New York: Macmillan, 1917. Second edition, enlarged (first ed. was in 1908). Octavo, green decorated cloth stamped in blind and orange, gilt lettered. pp xii, (584), (4, ads), (4) + plates and a colour folding map. Soft bruise to lower inner corner of text; 1917 pencil gift inscription on front free endpaper; else a fine, very bright copy. In the uncommon dust jacket, which has some soiling and a two inch tear to lower front spine fold. "It now appears in a new edition, revised and with new matter. These added chapters have to do the latest information about the railroads, the government, mining, fishing, merchandise shipments from Alaska, and agricultural development in the land. There is also a new and up-to-date folded map in color." - jacket. Note. 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be requried.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35747
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  • TUCKERMAN, Henry T.
    AMERICA AND HER COMMENTATORS. With a Critical Sketch of Travel in the United States.

    New York: Antiquarian Press, 1961. Facsimile reprint of the edition of 1864, limited to 750 copies. Maroon cloth. Name and address rubbed stamped twice to front free endpaper, else fine, without jacket, as issued.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11329
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  • CHOMSKY, Noam
    AMERICAN POWER AND THE NEW MANDARINS

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Pantheon, 1969. [viii], 404 pp. Decorated blue cloth, white spine title and red foil, top edge stained blue. Minor speckling to fore-edge, Slight musty odor but no damp spotting, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket, flap price present.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27234
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  • AMERICAN SCENERY; or, Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. From Drawings by W. Bartlett, Engraved in the First Style of the Art by R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, &c. (Two volumes) by WILLIS, N.P.
    WILLIS, N.P.
    AMERICAN SCENERY; or, Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. From Drawings by W. Bartlett, Engraved in the First Style of the Art by R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, &c. (Two volumes)

    Edition: First book edition.

    London: George Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, 1840. Quarto, two volumes, contemporary half roan with floral patterned cloth, marbled page edges. pp (vi), 139; [2], iv, 106. With 120 steel engravings by William H. Bartlett, including a full-page map of the Northeastern United States with route coloured in red, portrait of Bartlett, and two engraved title pages (collated complete). Vol. I: spine and corners scuffed, spine with only the title label, wear to outer corners, joints rubbed, partial crack to front joint repaired; inner hinges repaired with rice paper; light foxing to plates, mostly to blank sides and margins, into the image only in a few places; in all, just good externally, internally VG or better, clean, now tight, and…

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    London: George Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, 1840. Quarto, two volumes, contemporary half roan with floral patterned cloth, marbled page edges. pp (vi), 139; [2], iv, 106. With 120 steel engravings by William H. Bartlett, including a full-page map of the Northeastern United States with route coloured in red, portrait of Bartlett, and two engraved title pages (collated complete). Vol. I: spine and corners scuffed, spine with only the title label, wear to outer corners, joints rubbed, partial crack to front joint repaired; inner hinges repaired with rice paper; light foxing to plates, mostly to blank sides and margins, into the image only in a few places; in all, just good externally, internally VG or better, clean, now tight, and unworn. Vol. II: spine and outer corners scuffed, wear to outer corners, lacking both spine labels, joints rubbed, cracked inner hings repaired with rice paper, armorial bookplate at front, just a little light foxing to the blank side of only a few plates; in all, just good externally, internally VG+, quite clean, unworn, now tight. First published in 30 parts (plates only), this book edition adds the text. A famous American view book with quality steel engravings of cities and scenery, after drawings made by Bartlett while traveling in the Northeastern United States. and Canada in 1837-38: through parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, a little bit of Maine, as far west as Niagara Falls. Plates of Niagara Falls (6), West Point, the Narrows at Staten Island, Washington, the Palisades on the Hudson, Saratoga Springs, Albany, Boston, Hyde Park, Sing-Sing, Boston, New York Bay, Yale College, Baltimore, Genesse Falls, Brooklyn Ferry, Utica, Mount Washington, Central Park and City Hall in New York, finger lakes, New Haven, Mount Vernon, Philadelphia, Catskills, and much more. Sabin 3784; Howes B209, TPL 2424: BAL 22755. 3 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47760
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