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The Commercial Destiny of the Mississippi and the Improvement of Its Great Water System. A Lecture


St. Louis: s.n., 1880. . 42 [43-50] including covers; pp. 44-50 are advertisements Second revised edition. The author, a journalist, was born in Illinois and moved to St. Louis in 1866 and devoted much of his energy to persuading his fellow countrymen to move the capital to St. Louis. This work is in the same vein and makes mention of the possibility of a canal through the isthmus of Panama


Report of the select committee appointed on the 16th ultimo, to inquire into the expediency of altering the flag of the United States. January 6, 1818. Accompanied with a bill to alter the Flag....


[Washington: Government Printer, 1818]. . 8vo, disbound, gutter showing evidence of previous pamphlet binding Report No. 37; Shaw & Shoemaker 46585. Three holdings listed in OCLC, but it is quite possible that many institutions may have this bound in the U.S. Serial Set, but, again, the early years are often missing. This report accompanied the bill which was the prelude to the Third Flag Act. The first, with thirteen bars and thirteen stars was introduced in 1777. In 1794 a second act was passed altering the flag to fifteen stripes and fifteen stars; this was to accommodate the entry of Vermont and Kentucky into the United States. This is the only flag to have more than 13 stripes. It soon became apparent that the solution found in 1794 was somewhat impractical, and the present report and its accompanying bill (not present) reverted to thirteen stripes for the original thirteen colonies and a single star for each state, and had, when adopted in 1818, thirteen stripes and 20 stars. This is the format of the flag as it flies today, with thirteen stripes and 50 stars.


Geschichte der Deutschen Kirchengemeinden in Staate Louisiana [History of German Churches in he State of Louisiana]

By [NEW ORLEANS IMPRINT]. Deiler John Hanno

New Orleans: Im Selbstverlage, 1894. . 8vo, self-wrappers, closed tear in final leaf; side-stitched Eight holdings in OCLC. Pages 144-166 contain local advertisements, many of them illustrated.


The Federal Politician

By PUGLIA James Ph.

Philadelphia: Printed by Francis & Robert Bailey, 1796. . 8vo in half sheets, original paper-covered gray boards rebacked and expertly resewn in signatures; new paper spine label. All edges uncut, but opened; occasional foxing; pp. 104 and 105 heavily stainedÑwine? Evans 29373 and Sabin 6617. Institutionally very common, but scarce in trade. Ownership notation on front free endpaper: "James Pollard's Book | Presented by James Turner | in 1803". We have not been able to identify either of these gentlemen. Pages 281-284 (actually pp. 241-244) contain a list of subscribers which includes Hamilton and Madison and seven "Patriotic Editors of Newspapers who encouraged this Work by Publishing its Proposals. Puglia was an Italian-born pamphleteer who also wrote under the pseudonym of Quick Sliver. He dedicated his comedy "The Embargo" to Thomas Jefferson, but it seems never to have been performed.


Eine reise vom Mittelrhein (Mainz) Ÿber Kšln, Paris, und Havre nach den nordamerikanischen Freistaaten, beziehungsweise nach New-Orleans [A Journey from the middle Rhine (Mainz) through Cologne, Paris Havre to the United States and particularly, New OrleansÑ2 late editions.]

By ENNEMOSER Franz Joseph

Wein: Selbstverlag des Verfassers,, 1869 and 1870. . 8vo in yellow printed wrappers (front detached and back repaired with Scotch tape) AND pale mauve printed wrappers, spine mostly lacking Howes E159. Not in Clark. Late editions, originally published in 1857 and almost every year thereafterÑwe have identified 13 separately dated printings in the 19th centuryÑit is newly available on Kindle!


A Homily on Charity, or Beneficence by Peter Poundtext.

By [COBURN Loammi Sewall (1808-1885)]

Boston: Printed by S.N. Dickinson & Co.,, 1847. . 18mo, brown cloth, blind-stamped; rubberstamp of The Bromfield School on he title. Five holdings in OCLC. Loammi Sewall Coburn was born in Salem, Mass. on Apr. 7, 1808. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1830 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1835. From 1853-1857 he was the third Principal of the Farmville Female Seminary in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia. .


View of the Philadelphia Volunteer Refreshment Saloons.

By [SINCLAIR, Thomas S.] Queen James

Philadelphia: T. Williams, 1861. . Lithograph printed in four colors, 22 x 27 inches on a sheet measuring 23 7/8 x 29 1/2. Central large image and five smaller, all beneath the Stars and Stripes surmounted by the American Eagle. Recently de-acidified and backed with japanese tissue; some minor staining lightened; blind-stamp of the publisher at bottom right. Please see Marzio, Peter, The Democratic Art page 290, plate 28 (Peters Collection in the National Museum of History & Technology, Smithsonian Institution). The lithographer was Thomas S. Sinclair, a Scotsmen who trained in Edinburgh. He published another Queen hand-colored lithograph in 1861 entitled Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon of Philadelphia. See Peters, America on Stone, p. 368. He was one of the earliest color lithographers in this country. We have located three other copies: one each in the Otis Archives at the National Museum of Medicine and Health; the Library Company; and the Pennsylvania Historical Society. The Library of Congress owns the second Queen lithograph. The Volunteer Saloons grew into the Santitarty Commission, the precursor of the American Red Cross. At this point, the civilian members were catering to the needs of the healthy new recruits




Syracuse, N.Y.: The Company, 1886. . Oblong format, 2 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches, blue wrappers, front printed; very minor rubbing on spine. In quite exceptional condition Company represented in Romaine, see p. 93. McKinstry lists catalogues for 1887, 1890, and 1896


Report of the Committee...Appointed March 12, 1802 on the Subject of Transporting the Mail of the United States

By [MAIL]. U. S. Congress Senate

Washington: Printed by Order of the United States, 1802. . 8vo, disbound, spine showing evidence of old pamphlet binding Sabin 69813. Institutionally scarce, three holding in OCLC


Third Annual Report of the President to the Stock Holders of the ...Together with the Proceedings of the Stockholders.


Richmond: Shepherd & Colin, 1838. . 8vo, printed pale green wrappers, soiled, extremities of spine chipped Signature of John Hartwell Cocke on the front free endpaper, dated November 15, 1838. "Progressive and prescient in all things, he promoted new agricultural methods, the founding of agricultural societies, the development of waterways and steam navigation." DAB. He fought with great brilliance in the War of 1812 and rose from Captain to Brigadier General in eighteen months. He was against Slavery, tobacco and was President of the American Temperance Union. He refused to run for public office although many attempts were made to persuade him to do so. Despite the many differences between the two men and Cocke's disapproval of some particulars of Thomas Jefferson's architectural plan, he cooperated with Jefferson on the building committee of the University of Virginia and was a member of the Board of Visitors for 33 years


A Word to Federalists and to Those Who Love the Memory of Washington


s.l.: s.n., . . 8vo, side-stitched; age-darkened and chipped; uncut and unopened; bottom lower right of all leaves dog-eared, not affecting text. Sabin 105462Ñnot differentiating between this 14 pp. printing and one with 8 pp. The American Antiquarian Society's copy of the 14 pp. edition has a contemporary ownership signature dated 12 June 1810" on title. A Federalist pamphlet in the Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign of 1810


The Unity of Law


Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1872. . Large 8vo, green blind-stamped cloth; front slightly spotted; a few very small blisters on back cover. Ownership signature in pencil on free front endpaper and on title The last book by this noted economist


An Address to the Freemen of Pennsylvania , from the Committee of Correspondence for the City of Philadelphia, Appointed, by the Friends of James Ross, to Correspond with their Fellow Citizens on the Subject of the Election of a Governor


Germantown, Pa.: Printed by Zachariah Poulson, Junior, 1799. . Self-wrappers, paper age-browned; paper flaw on pp. 21/22 resulting in the loss of several words at the foot of p. 22 Evans 35081. This campaign seems to have been a particularly abusive one, Ross's opponent was Thomas McKean (signer of the Declaration and Pennsylvania Chief Justice) who won this election


The Civil and Executive Officers'Assistant...with the power and duty of Justices of the Peace


New-Haven: Abel Morse, 1793. . 8vo, full contempory calf, expertly tightened in binding and outer hinges repaired FIRST EDITION. Evans 25556; Cohen 8008


Laws of the Marine Society of Salem, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Emended and Agreed upon, at an Adjournment , November 4, 1790


[Salem?]: T. C. Cushing, 1801. . pp. [1-3], 4Ð20, [2 blank leaves], [20], 21Ð27 [28Ð30Ñblank]). 12mo, contemporary marbled wrappers Not in Sabin, OCLC nor in NUC; American Imprints 1293ÑEssex Institute only. The Laws together with membership lists were printed at various times, copies for the following years have been found, usually in one copy only: 1784; 1790; 1807 and 1838. Pages 3Ð9 contain the laws of this benevolent society; pages 9Ð20 list the 249 past and present members of the societyÑthose that are deceased are marked with an asterisk and those who left the society are marked with a dagger. Pages [21]Ð27 contain "The Several Acts of the General Court Relating to the Society"


The Law Without the Advice of an Attorney. Or, Every Man his own Counsellor. Containing The Laws of Pennsylvania

By [LAWÑPENNSYLVANIA]. Hancock Benjamin Franklin

Norristown, Pa.: David Sower, Jr., 1831. . 8vo, marbled paper-covered boards, very worn; vellum spine; foxed throughout with some dampstaining NUC lists 7 holding libraries; only listing in OCLC is for the microfilm. Cohen 8231. Rare in trade


The Rhode-Island Clerk's Magazine, or Civil Officer's Assistant ...


Providence: Printed by Nathaniel Heaton, Jun..., 1803. . 8vo, full contemporary calf, worn; lacking the leaf following the title--an advertisement for the book


Die Munition des Loyalisten

By [CIVIL WAR]. Funk Isaac

Philadelphia: Druck von H. B. Ashmead, 1863. . 8vo, printed buff wrappers, front pictorial, small loss to front bottom outer corner; bottom outer corners of text slightly dog-eared A collection of articles on northern sedition against the Union and foreign intervention, culled from leading newspapers. There is also a signed declaration by the officers of 150th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment scorning northern traitors who were trying to harm the efforts of the army. Funk is credited with the section "Rede eines braven alten Patrioten" and Rousseau with "Die Worte eines patriotischen Soldaten". Includes a quote from Oliver Cromwell and a call by a Democrat for both Republicans and Democrats to join together to defeat traitors to the Northern cause


Scroll and Fern Autograph Album


s.l.: s.n., 1878. . Oblong 16mo, pictorial gray wrappers, brown cloth spine Charming little blank book with some pages have small vignettes birds, a dog, a pod of peas with heads inside, in varying colors, all worked around a scroll to sign in, plus, others have green ferns, and still others have Japanese motives as does the cover. The wood-engravings are not signed, but are almost certainly by A. Blanc


First Lessons in Civil Government; Including a Comprehensive View of the Government of the State of Ohio...Designed for Families and Schools

By [LAWÑOHIO]. Young Andrew W.

Cleveland: M. C. Younglove, 1849. . + errata leaf. 8vo, full contemporary leather, slightly worn, red spine label; ownership notation on front pastedown From the Preface: "Nor is the work designed for males only. The author would earnestly recommend that it be studied by females also. Although they do not directly participate in the government, a knowledge of the principles of civil government in general, and of our political institutions in particular, would essentially increase their usefulness [!]"


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