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1 Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ending June 30, 1897. Report of the U.S. National Museum. Part II.
Washington DC Government Printing Office 1901 Decorated Cloth Very Good 
Most interestingly a survey of museum history and thinking about the museum in the U.S. at the time. 8vo, 515 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Famous Men of the United States
2 Famous Men of the United States
Philadelphia Loomis & Peck; printer: Smith and Peters 1848 Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall. 191 pp. miniature book intended for young adult or juvenile audience, featuring short biographies of patriots, heroes, political leaders, artists, military commanders, etc., predominantly of the early American Republic, with full page plate of simple line drawing of each luminary. Covered are Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, William Penn, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, General Putnam, John Adams, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Roger Williams, Colonel Trumbull, General Wayne, Aaron Burr, Commodore Decatur, Robert Fulton, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin van Buren, General Harrison, John Tyler, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Nicholas Biddle, Stephen Girard, De Witt Clinton, General Marion, Elik Whitney, John Jacob Astor, James K. Polk, Benjamin West, Commodore Macdonough, Commodore Perry, Commodore Hull, General Greene, Gen. Warren, Comm. Bainbridge, Alexander Hamilton, Sgt. Jasper, John Champe, Robert Morris, Nathan Hale, and Gen. Stark. A charming relic that provides insight into mainstream thought and attitudes about these men and also how history was packaged for the young. In essence an early example of non-fiction literature specifically targeting youth. Gilt of blindstamped figure of Washington on front board faded, and gilt decoration and lettering of spine more or less obliterated. Slight cock to text block. A few leaves with stain marks. But overall text and plates clean and book is tight and attractive. New endpapers. Early owner's name inscribed into preliminary blank. A very good copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 The Oxford History of the American West
Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A. Oxford Univ Pr 1994 0195059689 / 9780195059687 First Edition Hardcover Like New Like New Jacket Jacket 
Book. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Comic History of England (2 volumes), A'Beckett, Gilbert A.
4 A'Beckett, Gilbert A. The Comic History of England (2 volumes)
London Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Decorated Cloth Good Leech, John 
4to - over 9. Book. Contains bookplates of teh wife of Lord Curzon (the Marchioness Curzon of Kedleston), who was the viceroy of India. She was the second wife, married in 1917. he was made a Marquess in 1921. 20 handcolored steel engravings (full page plates) and many other illustrations. Considerable shelfwear to decorated boards, with corners rubbed, some chipping to spine tips, etc. Writing and picture on boards fairly bright. Inside, some scattered foxing, with most pages clean. Both volumes with weak front inner hinges. Volume 1 preliminary pages detached and need to be tipped in. Overall, good. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 Alexander, John T. Catherine the Great. Life and Legend
New York and Oxford Oxford University Press 1989 First edition Cloth Fine 

Price: 12.00 USD
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6 August Heckscher Woodrow Wilson
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1991 First Edition Near Fine 
Solid biography of idealistic U.S. President and educator and historian. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Connecticut River and the Valley of the Connecticut Three Hundred and Fifty Miles from Mountain to Sea Historical and Descriptive Illustrated, Bacon, Edwin M.
7 Bacon, Edwin M. The Connecticut River and the Valley of the Connecticut Three Hundred and Fifty Miles from Mountain to Sea Historical and Descriptive Illustrated
New York and London G. P. Putnam's Sons. The Knickerbocker Press 1911 Cloth Good Plus 
4to. 25 by 17 cm. xx, 487, [6] pp. Many photo plates. Fold-out color map. Ex-lib, markings and vestiges on front endpapers. Front hinge loose. Text clean, and better than a mere "reading" copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Bern -- Die Geschichte Der Stadt Im 19 Und 20 Jahrhundert: Stadtentwicklung, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft, Politik, Kultur, Bahler, Anna, Robert Barth, Susanna Buhler, Emil Erne,Christian Luthi
8 Bahler, Anna, Robert Barth, Susanna Buhler, Emil Erne,Christian Luthi Bern -- Die Geschichte Der Stadt Im 19 Und 20 Jahrhundert: Stadtentwicklung, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft, Politik, Kultur
Bern Stampfli Verlag 2003 3727212713 / 9783727212710 First Edition Hardcover Like New 
4to. 31 by 22 cm. 417 pp. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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9 Barzun, Jacques Fram Dawn to Decadence 1500 to the Present 500 Years of Western Cultural Life
New York Harper Collins 2000 0060175869 / 0-06-01 First Edition LIke New new Jacket 

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Comic History of Rome, Beckett, Gilbert Abbott a
10 Beckett, Gilbert Abbott a The Comic History of Rome
London Bradbury, Agnew & Co. 1850 Full morocco Very Good Leech, John 
8vo - over 7. Book. Undated, circa 1850s probably. 10 handcolored plates and many text wood engravings. xii + 308 pp. Spine decoration a little tired or faded, boards brighter. Pages clean, binding tight. A classic of satiric history, with great Leech drawings. 
Price: 295.00 USD
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11 Berlepsch, H. A. Schweizerkunde: Land Und Volk Ubersichtlich Vergleichend Dargestellt
Braunschweig; Luzern, Respectively M. Bruhn; C. F. Prell 1875 2nd Edition Decorated Cloth Good 
8vo - over 7. Book. 798 pp. + ad supp page. Treats virtually all aspects of Swiss folk and urban and rural culture, economy, industry, arts, people, language, etc. Copy has several pages somewhat crudely taped in at beginning. Moderate soilage to red cloth boards. FFEP has newspaper article clip pasted in. Pages very toned and some soilage. Still overall a good copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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London City, Besant, Sir Walter
12 Besant, Sir Walter London City
London Adam & Charles Black 1910 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 4to - over 9. xi + 491 pp., plus fold out map of London. Many photos of lost city before the Battle of Britain devastation, as well as reproductions of prints and other artwork. Book casts nostalgic look on old trades and way of life as well. Excellent source for tidbits on old city. Condition would be fine except for slight shake in front inner hinge. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Brighton and Its Coaches:  A History of the London and Brighton Road with Some Account of the Provincial Coaches That Have Run from Brighton, Blew, William C. A.
13 Blew, William C. A. Brighton and Its Coaches: A History of the London and Brighton Road with Some Account of the Provincial Coaches That Have Run from Brighton
London John C. Nimmo 1894 First Edition Decorated Cloth Very Good Temple, J. & G. 
4to - over 9. Book. xx + [1} + 354 pp. 10.5 x 7". Blue pictorial cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Top edge gilt. 20 illustrations from original water-colour drawings by J. & G. Temple. All coloured by hand. A history of the London and Brighton road with some account of the provincial coaches that have run from Brighton. Spine a bit darkended. Light shelfwear. VG 
Price: 260.00 USD
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14 Boorstin, Daniel J. The Creators
New York Random House 1992 0-394-54395-5 / 9780394543956 First Edition Cloth Like New Like New Jacket 

Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Boorstin, Daniel Joseph;Luce, Clare Boothe;Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress) The Discoverers
Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. Random House Inc 1983 0394402294 / 9780394402291 Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good Jacket Jacket 
Book. DJ has one inch close tear and back crease on back, and one tiny chip. Front cloth board has tiny spot of rubbing to raw point. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Bouwsma, William James John Calvin: A Sixteenth-Century Portrait
Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A. Oxford Univ Pr 1988 0195043944 / 9780195043945 First Editiion Hardcover Like New Fine Jacket Jacket 
Book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Valentine's Manual of Old New York. 1924, Brown, Henry Collins, Editor
17 Brown, Henry Collins, Editor Valentine's Manual of Old New York. 1924
New York Valentine's Manual Inc. 1924 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
Book. 8vo - over 7. xix, 386 pp. Many illustrations, some in color. Many interesting articles about Old Gotham, as was dependably provided by this publication. Full blue morocco binding, a presentation copy, presented to John McHugh, whose name is in gilt below city insignia on front board. Book is tight, plates are bright. Spine with five raised bands. Some wear to spine. Marbled endpapers. Boards are bright. 
Price: 180.00 USD
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Valentine's Manual of Old New York. No. 6, New Series:  1922, Brown, Henry Collins, Editor
18 Brown, Henry Collins, Editor Valentine's Manual of Old New York. No. 6, New Series: 1922
New York Valentine's Manual Inc. 1922 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 8vo - over 7. xix, 325 pp. Many illustrations, some in color, some fold-out, with one extra long fold-out panorama of 42nd Street, north facing, 1876. Another of Old Trinity Church. Many interesting articles about Old Gotham, as was dependably provided by this publication. Dampstain in lower corner on most pages but with only a small number of pages with the slight warp or waviness that can come from such. Book is tight, plates are bright. Dark blue morocco over green boards. Bound by Stikeman & Co. of New York. Spine with five raised bands. Leather seems slightly dulled but no concrete issue besides. Despite dampstain issue, this is a very good copy. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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Valentine's Manual of Old New York. No. 7, New Series:  1923, Brown, Henry Collins, Editor
19 Brown, Henry Collins, Editor Valentine's Manual of Old New York. No. 7, New Series: 1923
New York Valentine's Manual Inc. 1923 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
Book. 8vo - over 7. xix, 366, [1] pp. Many illustrations, some in color. Many interesting articles about Old Gotham, as was dependably provided by this publication. Full blue morocco binding, a presentation copy, presented to John McHugh, whose name is in gilt below city insignia on front board. Book is tight, plates are bright. Spine with five raised bands. Some wear to spine. Boards are bright. 
Price: 180.00 USD
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20 Browne, Junius Henri The Great Metropolis: A Mirror of New York. A Complete History of Metropolitan Life and Society, with Sketches of Prominent Places, Persons and Things in the City as They Actually Exist
Hartford, CT American Publishing Company 1869 Hardcover Good Minus 
Book. 700 + 4 ad pp. Trove of great info on New York of yore, with contemporary accounts of the "Dead Beats", Cornelius Vanderbilt, other magnates, the Five Points, hotels of the day, horseracing, matchmakers, charities, crime, etc. Considerable shelfwear and soilage to boards and spine, with threads of cloth frayed along edges. Front hinge a bit loose in lower region. Text block otherwise tight. Pages very toned, as per type of paper, but otherwise generally clean, with some occasional stains. Foreedges a bit grimier. Still, better than a "reading copy". Interior good, exterior fair. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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