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CARRIELLA: (Second-hand Memoirs of Carrie Ella Macdonald Stauffer as recollected by Ruth Mary Stauffer, her daughter).
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CARRIELLA: (Second-hand Memoirs of Carrie Ella Macdonald Stauffer as recollected by Ruth Mary Stauffer, her daughter).

By (Stafford, Jean). Stauffer, Ruth Mary.

Privately printed, circa [1972]., [1972].. Very good. INSCRIBED TO PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR JEAN STAFFORD - Oblong octavo, 7 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Spiral bound softcovers, bound in stiff light violet wraps titled with a portrait on the front cover and bound with a blue plastic spiral. The corners of the covers are lightly creased with a couple of tiny stains. Title, iv, and 25 mechanically reproduced pages printed on one side only, with occasional annotations penned in ink, printed corrections & tipped-in portraits printed on paper mounted onto the facing blank pages. Several of the portraits are themselves annotated in ink. There are also occasional annotations, highlighting and corrections in ink penned within the text. Very good.Together with Pulitzer Prize winning author Jean Stafford's copy of notes about her own family: "Notes on the Stafford Family by Marjorie Stafford Pinkham drawn from my own reminiscences and those contributed by Lois Burton Moon, daughter of my Aunt Ida Stafford Burton". These biographical and historical notes on the Stafford family are typed on one side each of 10 sheets of 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide paper stapled together along the top edge. This typescript, which includes 2 corrections in ink, is hoUsed in a 12-7/8 inch high by 9-3/4 inch wide brown two-pocket folder with a depiction of Medusa framed by the zodiac illustrating the covers. The folder is heavily creased with some damage to the front edge of its rear cover. Jean Stafford has penned her name and address inside the folder's cover: "Jean Stafford - Mrs. A.J Liebling / 929 Fireplace Road / East Hampton, New York 11937". A brief privately printed biography and genealogy, quite possibly a draft, of the Macdonald and Stauffer families as recounted by her daughter from the memoirs of Carrie Ella "Carriella" Macdonald Stauffer. Carriella herself was the daughter of Sarah Barney Bellamy, with recollections of Grandma Bellamy in the opening chapter. Two genealogical charts serve to illustrate these recollections and memoirs.The author knew the Pulitzer Prize winning author Jean Stafford when they were children. She sent her this draft of her book for comment. The book is inscribed in green ink by Ruth Mary Stauffer to Jean Stafford Liebling at the top of the front blank: "For JSL, F.Y.I. - or rather, I hope for comments - from RMS". Ruth Mary Stauffer has additionally penned a 55-word annotation in black ink at the bottom of the front blank "I didn't quote you after all But if I later add a chapter on Martha, may I?...."An entertaining memoir with colorful anecdotes: "'They said that they'd give me a silver dollar if I'd cry for them.' My mother was remembering her chance to be a an actress, aged six. Not exactly an actress, just drafted entertainment. I was never sure whether the story was sad or funny. She said the men were all laughing. And she did get the silver dollar." [Quoted from page six].The author of this work, Ruth Stauffer was the older sister of Jean Stafford's childhood friend Martha. The American short story author & novelist Jean Stafford (1915-1979) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her collected stories. Stafford attended the University of Colorado Boulder. Following unhappy marriages to the poet Robert Lowell and Life magazine staff writer Oliver Jensen, Jean Stafford found happiness after marrying The New Yorker writer A.J. Liebling.RARE. We have located no other copies.


THE DORMANT AND EXTINCT BARONAGE OF ENGLAND, or, an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Lives, Public Employments, and Most Memorable Actions, of the English Nobility who have Flourished from the Norman Conquest to the Year 1806: deduced from public records, ancient historians, the works of eminent heralds, and from other celebrated and approved authorities. (Volume 1 only, Complete in Itself).
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THE DORMANT AND EXTINCT BARONAGE OF ENGLAND, or, an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Lives, Public Employments, and Most Memorable Actions, of the English Nobility who have Flourished from the Norman Conquest to the Year 1806: deduced from public records, ancient historians, the works of eminent heralds, and from other celebrated and approved authorities. (Volume 1 only, Complete in Itself).

By Banks, T.C.

London: Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, for J. White, Horace's Head, Fleet-Street, 1807., 1807.. Good. - Quarto, 11-1/2 inches high by 9-1/8 inches wide. 3/4 leather-bound hardcover. Bound in three-quarter tan calf and marbled boards, titled and ruled in gilt on the spine. The covers are rubbed and scuffed with wear to the corners and head and tail of the spine. A Dewey decimal number is stamped in blind at the bottom of the spine. xix, [i] & 449 pages, plus a 25-page index, illustrated with 16 plates (genealogical tables) including 7 folding. Ex-library with a dewey decimal number penciled in at the front of a few chapters. The front endpaper is glued to the pastedown. There is a hole to that endpaper. There is a small piece out from the top left corner of the heavily darkened half-title. The title page is slightly darkened and foxed and the pages are toned with occasional foxing or staining. There is a long tear to the folding plate opposite page 16. There are occasional pencil annotations. Good. Volume one only of this first edition, complete in itself. Only 750 copies were printed.The contents of this volume consist of: 1. "Barons by Tenure, whose Honours have been considered to have terminated, circ. 49 Henry III"; 2. "The Barons of the Counties Palatine of Chester and of Durham, distinguished from the Barons of the Realm"; 3. "An Account of those Persons who were summoned to Parliament, with whom the Honour expired; or who, or their Posterity (although existing), did not continue to receive the like Summons"; 4. "An Appendix, being the complete Substance of Sir William Dugdale's Lists of Summons to Parliament".



By [Laine, P.-Louis; and Laine, Francois-Jules]

Paris: Alp. Leclere fils, Libraire-Editeur, circa [1850].. [1850].. Fair. - Octavo, contemporary period brown calf with gilt ruled frames with formal decorated corners on the front & rear cover. All edges are marbled. The rubbed and scuffed covers are detached and the spine has perished. Half-title, title page, 2 page alphabetical table of contents and 84 fine engraved plates illustrating the coats of arms of French nobility. Also illustrated with 5 engraved genealogical charts tracing the ancestry of specific French nobles depicting each forebear's coats of arms. An early Madrid bookseller's blindstamp is present on the half-title. The edges of the front endpaper are chipped and the first few leaves are darkened. The top edges of the leaves are slightly darkened and there is some very minor occasional foxing throughout. Internally very good and well-worth rebinding. <p>From the library of Vte. Arthur de Bizemont, with his bookplate on the front pastedown.<p>Plate #23 is not present and appears not to have ever been published. It is not called for in the Alphabetical table of contents.<p>George Gatfield "Guide to Printed Books and Manuscripts Relating to English and Foreign Heraldry and Genealogy" dates the book as circa 1850.<p>RARE. Only 2 copies are listed in WorldCat.


A GENEALOGY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS MILLS, One of the First Settlers in Dunbarton, N.H

By Mills, Ella

Marlboro, MA: Times Book and Job Print, 1893.. 1893.. Fair. - Small quarto [7-1/2 inches high by 6 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The wraps are rubbed, soiled & chipped with a piece out of the bottom corner of the front wrap. The spine is perished & has been partially repaired with scotch tape. 32 pages. There are pencil notes on the verso of the title and a number of pencil notes & markings in pencil [a few of them in red & blue] in the text. Good working copy. <p>Scarce.



By (Young Family). Seaver, J. Montgomery

Philadelphia, PA: American Historical-Genealogical Society, (1929),. (1929),. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial brown wrappers with the Young coat of arms in red on the front wrap. The wraps are lightly bumped with some very light soiling to the rear wrap. 48 pages. 1 page of black-and-white illustrations. The page corners are lightly bumped with light creasing to the top corners. Very good. <p>The history and genealogy of the British and American Young family are traced from sixteenth-century England through the first decades of twentieth-century America.


AUDLEY PEDIGREES: Compiled for George Audley of Liverpool by Aleyn Lyell Reade. Parts I and II. (2 volumes)

By (Audley, George). Reade, Aleyn Lyell; compiler

London & Bradford, U.K.: Privately printed by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co Ltd, [1929-1932].. [1929-1932].. Good. - Quarto [approximately 12-1/2 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are soiled & stained and darkened & chipped around the edges. The front wrap of Part I is heavily darkened with 2 tears to its front edge, & there is a faint ownership stamp on the Part II front wrap. The spines are darkened with their heads & tails lightly chipped. Title, [ii] & pages [1]-98, unopened; and pages [99]-200, partially unopened. There is some staining to the first few leaves of Part I. There is light foxing to the first 2 leaves & staining to the last 2 leaves of Part II. Good. <p>A third part was published in 1936.


ANCESTRY OF LYDIA MEHITABLE CHANDLER (With Plates) / By F. W. Gooding, M.D., Ph. D. / United States Consul / Newcastle, New South Wales

By (Chandler, Lydia Mehitable). Goding, Frederic Webster

Newcastle, N.S.W.: Davies & Cannington, Federal Printing Works, 1904.. 1904.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed dark green wraps. The wraps are lightly rubbed & bumped with a few small, light stains to the rear wrap. Title & 11 pages. 1 black-and-white plate, 1 full-page black-and-white illustration & 3 textual illustrations in black & white, including coats of arms. There is scattered foxing throughout. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>Lydia Mehitable Chandler [b. 1830] was the mother of Frederic Webster Goding and was descended from William Chandler [d. 1641], first in line of the New England Chandler family. Her mother was Phidelia Chase.



By (Matthews, Nathan; Williamson, Timothy; Bowditch family). (Scott, Henry Edwards; Edes, Grace Williamson; et al)

Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928.. 1928.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The wraps are darkened, chipped & lightly soiled with short tears to their edges. There is a paper- clip mark to the rear wrap. Pages [259]-386 & xix-xxii. Some pages are unopened. Illustrated with a sepia-toned portrait frontispiece with a tissue guard. The bottom page corners are lightly creased & some front & bottom page edges are darkened or chipped. There is occasional soiling. Good.


LES AMAUDRICS DU CHAFFAUT: Histoire d'une famille de la Haute Provence de 1480 a 1986 / tiree de ses archives avec des notes par l'un des siens. (Volume I only)

By (Du Chaffaut, J.)

Digne, France: published by the author, 1986.. 1986.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wraps. The wraps are lightly bumped. There are some tiny stains to the spine & its tail is lightly chipped. [5] leaves, v & 633 pages. Black-and-white illustrations & plates, including facsimiles & genealogical tables. Very good. <p>Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. The text is in French.<p>Rare.


HISTORY OF FRANCE IN RHYME by Mrs. Charles H. Gardner, Principal of School for Young Ladies, 603 Fifth Avenue, New York City

By Gardner, Mrs. Charles H

New York: Published by the author, 1886.. 1886.. Good. - Small octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover. The binding is rubbed & bumped with slight fraying to the corners & with a small white stain to the rear cover. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. 90 pages. There is a contemporary owner's name & date on the flyleaf & the page edges are slightly darkened. Illustrated with 16 genealogical tables. Good. <p>First edition.<p>The rhyming text is followed by 16 genealogical tables of French and other European nobility, as well as a section on the marriages and children of French sovereigns.