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image of An Historical Sketch of the Portuguese Settlements in China and of the Roman Catholic Church and Mission in China_Description of the City of Canton

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Hong Kong: Viking Hong Kong Publications, 1992. Hardcover. [xviii], 280p., cloth-covered boards, 5.75x8.5 inches, frontispiece portrait of Ljungstedt, one fold-out map, offsetting to endpapers from dj flaps else very good condition in a dj with a sunned spine panel. Reprint of a work originally published in 1836.
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image of Memoir of Harlan Page; or, The Power of Prayer and Personal Effort for the Souls of Individuals

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New York City: American Tract Society, 1835. Very nice copy. 243p. plus publisher's menu, has a tissue-guarded steel-engraved portrait of Mr Page and bound in 6x4 inch cloth boards with panelling blind and spine-title gilt. Find two very old ownership signatures and a mild crack to front hinge at first blank, an else lovely copy that has been furnished… Read more
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image of Snow-Storm in August; Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835

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New York: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 2012. Hardcover. xv, 334p., scattered b&w period illustrations, hardbound first edition cased in two-color boards gilt and the dust jacket. Spine ends have been crimped slightly (careless storage?) affecting rims of casing and dj, a dj label announces a clearance sale with corresponding remainder dot inked onto bottom text edge, a perfectly… Read more
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image of Memoires tires des archives de la police de Paris, pour servir a l'histoire de la moral et de la police, depuis Louis XIV jusqu'a no jours. Tome III. [odd volume]

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Paris: A. Levavasseur et Cie, 1838. Hardcover. 384p., hardbound in 8x5 inch marbled boards and pressed-calf backstrip titled and ruled in gilt and blind, a custom job, not too fancy but in sound, presentable shape. Textblock edges sprinkle-decorated; hinges are excellent, endsheets are original and quite good, with a tiny seller's or binder's fiche at one corner of front… Read more
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£25.38
image of China trade days in California; selected letters from the Thompson papers, 1832 - 1863, edited by D. Mackenzie Brown, with a foreword by Robert Glass Cleland

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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1947. Hardcover. xvii, 94p., hardbound in red cloth boards. Spine and margin of cover are sunned to off-white, else good clean copy.
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image of The First School Book Printed in California, with an exact facsimile reproduction of the unique copy in the Huntington Library. With an Introduction by Carey S. Bliss

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Los Angeles: The Zamorano Club, 1976. Hardcover. 13p., nice letterpress on splendid thick deckled paperstock, a pleasant hardbound consisting of two sewn fascicles cased into 10x7 inch rough brown linen boards with printed paper cover label (also a facsimile) and spine titling gilt. The actual-size facsimile (a 4x2.5 inch softbound) is mounted inside front cover in a cloth pocket;… Read more
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image of The life of Thomas Skidmore

The life of Thomas Skidmore

by Gilbert, Amos

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Published
1984
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Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1984. Paperback. 60p., wraps, very good condition, 4.25x6.75 inches. Young America series no. 1.
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image of Captain Swing; A Social History of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830 [subtitle from dj]

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New York: Pantheon Books, 1968. Hardcover. 384p., illustrated with a few facsimiles and six line maps, hardbound first American edition in decorated cloth boards and dust jacket, tinted top edge, nice production that is entirely clean and sound. A very good copy.
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image of [Handwritten letter from the noted book collector and philanthropist, declining a request by William Hogan for a loan]

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New York: the auhtor, 1836. 8.5x10.5 inch sheet bearing eight lines hurriedly penned by Lenox to Mr. Hogan, two fold creases, one of the creases with a short split at the edge. Penciled notes at top and bottom edges by an autograph dealer. Lenox puts Hogan off fairly bluntly, noting that "Owing to my recent return to the city… Read more
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£54.38
image of China trade days in California; selected letters from the Thompson papers, 1832 - 1863, edited by D. Mackenzie Brown, with a foreword by Robert Glass Cleland

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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1947. Hardcover. xvii, 94p., very good hardcover in dj.
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image of Harbor of Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Letter from the Secretary of War, Accompanied with a Chart of the Harbor of Provincetown, &c. January 18, 1838. Read, and laid upon the table. [text only]

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Washington DC: GPO, 1838. Pamphlet. 101p., terminal blank, disbound 9x6 inch self-wraps held with old binder's cord sunk into the textblock (old stab-holes are empty), quite sound but heavily foxed and has a mild marginal dampstain. Cover leaf is so thickly foxed it is hard to read, mere splotchiness thereafter. The terminal leaf bears a beautifully penned note that… Read more
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image of David Balduin, oder: des müllers sohn

David Balduin, oder: des müllers sohn

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1833
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New York: Amerikanischen Traktat-Gesellschaft [American Tract Society], 1833. 20p. (including cover), the cover loose but intact, save a split up the lower portion of the spine. No. 81. The story of a Long Island man misled into infidelity, and his restoration of faith, rendered in German for an immigrant audience. The three-paragraph introductory message on the back cover (by… Read more
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Ballot. Fourth Edition

by Smith, The Rev. Sydney (1771-1845)

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Published
1839
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London: Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1839. Pamphlet. 48p., disbound pamphlet in 8.5x5.2 inch self-wraps; front cover has a bit of dust-soil, back cover rather a lot, faintest foxing and an old ownership autograph in sepia nib. Spine remains well-adhered. Good copy.
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Ballot. Third Edition

by Smith, The Rev. Sydney (1771-1845)

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1839
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London: Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1839. Pamphlet. 48p., disbound pamphlet in 8.5x5.2 inch self-wraps; covers have a bit of dust-soil, back cover an oddly attractive square pressure mark, faintest foxing generally and an old ownership autograph in sepia nib. Spine remains well-adhered despite a short split between signatures at the tail. A very good copy.… Read more
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image of Thoughts on Parliamentary Reform, with Tables, Exhibiting the Original Amount and Progressive Increase of the Number of National Representatives; Together with some Observations on the Present State of the Representation of Scotland, and the Improvements of which it is Susceptible

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Edinburgh: Sold by Bell and Bradfute, 1831. 31, 5p.[appended tables], disbound pamphlet in 8.2x5.2 inch signatures with half-title and title pages; spine is slightly lumpy with old binder's paste, thread remnants and a fragment of head-band, half-title (with a very old ownership autograph) is detached and recto dust-soiled and foxed, and a little edgeworn. Verso of terminal leaf (tables… Read more
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image of Considerations on the Reform Bill by a Westminster Elector. May 1831. Any Person Is at Liberty to Rerint these Considerations, Provided It Be Done at Full

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London: G. Norman, Printer [for the author], 1831. Pamphlet. 16p., disbound pamphlet in 8x5 inch self-wraps, spinefold stabholes are empty of thread, signs of adhesive are absent, leaves are no longer fastened together but without edgewear. Covers dusty, a good copy. The pseudonym appears to have remained unbroken.
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image of Military Academy. Mr. Richard M. Johnson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, made the following report

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Washington DC: House of Representatives, 1834. 19p., disbound, two small punch holes at left, not affecting text. A response to public objections about the role of West Point Military Academy.
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image of The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club a new edition, with numerous illustrations, by Sam Weller, Jr. and Alfred Crowquill, esq

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Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1838. xii, 388p., engraved plates as called for (inserted yellow stock) , two engraved title pages (versions by each artist) and printed title leaf with presswork credit verso; first American illustrated edition cased into modern half calf boards over homemade marbling. Textblock was printed on pulpy, soft paperstock and is splotched with foxing throughout,… Read more
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image of Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, transmitting a communication from John Pope, late Governor of Arkansas. February 17, 1837. Read, and ordered to be printed

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Washington DC: s.n., 1837. Single folio leaf printed and folded to present a 13p. text, 9.5x6.2 inch self-wraps; some partial tearing of fold-lines, some crumpling of untrimmed edges, scattered light foxing, good copy. Regards "ten sections of land granted to said Territory (of Arkansas) for the erection of a public building at Little Rock," and claims against the grant.… Read more
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image of In Senate of the United States. February 16, 1837. Read, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sevier made the following report: The Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Gersham Wakeman, of Fairfield, Connecticut, report

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Washington DC: s.n., 1837. Single 9.5x6 inch leaf, about 120 words printed recto; some edgewear and corner-creasing, scattered large blots of foxing, a good-only copy. 24th Congress, 2d session. 183. We find a Gersham Wakeman who traces to Fairfield CT, married in 1757.
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