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cover of Bonne Terre Library - Signed 1905 letter from benefactor Dwight A. Jones (TLS)

Bonne Terre Library - Signed 1905 letter from benefactor Dwight A. Jones (TLS)

by Jones, Dwight A.; Jakobe, Lucie

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Published
1905
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1905 typed letter signed by Dwight A. Jones, benefactor of the Bonne Terre (MO) Library. Together with a brief history of the library written in 1950 by longtime librarian Lucie Jakobe. Jones funded a new building for the library after succeeding his father, J. Wyman Jones as president of the St. Joseph Lead Company. The library was formed in 1867… Read more
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cover of Birds of Clinton County

Birds of Clinton County

by Mitchell, Charles W., and Krueger, William E.

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Published
1997
Condition
Fine
Edition
2nd Edition
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Elizabethtown, NY: High Peaks Audubon Society, 1997. 2nd edition. A guide to the birds of Clinton County in northeastern New York state. A rich birding area that includes a portion of the vast Adirondack Park and is bounded by Lake Champlain and Vermont to the east and the Canadian border and Quebec to the north. With birding routes, maps, photos,… Read more
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cover of Experiments in Gothic Structure

Experiments in Gothic Structure

by Mark, Robert (1930-2019)

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Published
1982
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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Cambridge, Mass,: The MIT Press, (1982.) 1st edition. A structural analysis of the great Gothic cathedrals of the Medieval era. A study of their construction as both art and technology and a consideration of the role of flying buttresses and other features. The product of 15 years of research by the author, a professor at Princeton of both architecture and… Read more
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cover of Elbert Hubbard autograph & portrait, Royroft founder

Elbert Hubbard autograph & portrait, Royroft founder

by Hubbard, Elbert (1856-1915)

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Original autograph & portrait of Elbert Hubbard, writer, publisher, and philosopher who founded the Roycroft artisan community. Hubbard was a leading exponent of the American Arts and Crafts movement from the late 19th century to his death aboard the Lusitania in 1915. Signature and portrait appear to have been removed from a book. Portrait is mounted on a larger page… Read more
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cover of Blueberries, Barnacles and Licorice Shoestrings (Maine poetry & woodcuts)

Blueberries, Barnacles and Licorice Shoestrings (Maine poetry & woodcuts)

by Zimmerman, Carol Louise

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Published
1982
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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New Wilmington, PA: Dawn Valley Press, 1982. 1st edition. An ode to rural and coastal Maine. Brief poetic observations with charming b&w illustrations by Gillian (aka Gillyin) Gatto, a Maine homesteader, and Nelson Oestreich, a former Westminster (PA) College art professor whose work is represented in the Smithsonian. 26 unnumbered pages. Staple-bound, cream-color wraps. 8vo 8.75 x 8 inches. Original… Read more
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cover of J. Edgar Hoover signed letter, 1943 TLS (Wife alleges husband is a draft dodger)

J. Edgar Hoover signed letter, 1943 TLS (Wife alleges husband is a draft dodger)

by J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Director

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Published
1943
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Typed letter signed J.E. Hoover on FBI stationery. Dated February 1, 1943. Hoover acknowledges a letter from a Mrs. Ouimette of Oneonta, NY, and advises that information she provided about her husband was referred to the Director of Selective Services. Together with a handwritten divorce document that reveals the back story: [Gwynedd] Ouimette, had contacted her local draft board and… Read more
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cover of Birds of Essex County, New York (Signed to first chairman of Adirondack Park Agency)

Birds of Essex County, New York (Signed to first chairman of Adirondack Park Agency)

by Carleton, Geoffrey

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Published
1980
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Very Good
Edition
2nd Edition
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Elizabethtown, NY: High Peaks Audubon Society, Inc., 1980. 2nd edition. Signed by the author and inscribed to Dick Lawrence, the first chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency. A guide to the birds of Essex County, which includes the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks and the lowlands of the Champlain Valley. Brief entries on 270 species, rated from abundant to… Read more
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cover of A Study of Land Use Regulations and Controls for the Lake Champlain – Lake George Region (Adirondack Park)

A Study of Land Use Regulations and Controls for the Lake Champlain – Lake George Region (Adirondack Park)

by Planners Collaborative / NY State

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1st Edition
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Syracuse, NY: Planners Collaborative / State of New York. No date, [ca. 1964.] An early study of land use in the vast Adirondacks region of NY state. A prelude to creation of the Adirondack Park Agency in 1971 to oversee millions of acres of public and private lands. An uncommon item with noteworthy provenance. Ownership stamp on the front cover… Read more
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cover of The Landslide on the Bouquet River near Willsboro, N.Y. (Adirondacks geology; Boquet River)

The Landslide on the Bouquet River near Willsboro, N.Y. (Adirondacks geology; Boquet River)

by Newland, D.H. [David Hale]

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Published
1938
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
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Albany: New York State Museum, May 1938. Circular no. 20. An analysis by the state geologist of the causes of a landslide on the Boquet River in June 1937 near Willsboro, a town on Lake Champlain in the eastern Adirondacks of Essex County. The slide temporarily blocked the river and "aroused considerable apprehension" of flooding and damage to adjacent farmlands.… Read more
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cover of (Saranac Lake Golf Club) Testimonial Dinner Honoring R.A. “Hike” Tyrell

(Saranac Lake Golf Club) Testimonial Dinner Honoring R.A. “Hike” Tyrell

by Saranac Lake Golf Club

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Published
1966
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Ray Brook, NY: Saranac Lake Golf Club. 1966 program of a dinner honoring golf pro Hike Tyrell on his 40th anniversary at the club. The event also marked the dedication of a new clubhouse. [12] pp., b&w photos, ads, laid-in list of contributors. Text includes a brief history of Tyrell's time at the club, where he set the course record… Read more
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cover of Books, mostly scholarly and some Ephemera, designed by George Mackie

Books, mostly scholarly and some Ephemera, designed by George Mackie

by Mackie, George

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Published
1991
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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[Edinburgh]: National Library of Scotland, 1991. Signed by George Mackie in pencil with a brief inscription "for Hiram from George 1997." An illustrated catalog on the work of the noted book designer and artist, who worked on more than 400 books for the Edinburgh University Press from the 1950s-80s. Issued for a 1991 exhibition at the National Library of Scotland… Read more
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cover of Effendi: Frank Nelson Doubleday, 1862-1934

Effendi: Frank Nelson Doubleday, 1862-1934

by Morley, Christopher

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Published
1934
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited Edition
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[Garden City, NY]: Privately Printed, 1934. Limited edition of 1,300 copies for associates of Doubleday at the time of his death. This copy was for Doubleday editor Mary E. Slavin and is signed in her hand. A brief tribute to the noted publisher who founded Doubleday & McClure in 1897. His nickname "Effendi" was coined by Rudyard Kipling as a… Read more
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cover of Celia Thaxter ALS, 1892 Autograph Letter Signed

Celia Thaxter ALS, 1892 Autograph Letter Signed

by Thaxter, Celia

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Published
1892
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Fine
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Autograph letter signed by American author and poet Celia Thaxter (1835-1894.) Sent from [Isles of] Shoals in May 1892 with interesting literary content. Addressed to "Dear friend" [likely Richard Watson Gilder, editor of The Century magazine.] Thaxter writes that she expected "Mr. Winch's Sonnet" to be in the May number of The Century and, as it didn't appear, asked for… Read more
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cover of George Washington Cable ALS, Autograph Letter Signed to Major J.B. Pond

George Washington Cable ALS, Autograph Letter Signed to Major J.B. Pond

by Cable, George Washington

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Published
1888
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Fine
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1888 autograph letter signed, from American author G.W. Cable to his friend and business associate Major J.B. Pond. Cable sends his congratulations on the eve of Pond's second marriage and writes, "I rejoice greatly in your great fortune, and hope that every day henceforth may find you happier in the new, rich life." One page on thin linen paper with… Read more
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cover of Annie Fields ALS, Autograph Letter Signed

Annie Fields ALS, Autograph Letter Signed

by Fields, Annie

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Autograph letter signed by American author Annie (Adams) Fields (1834-1915.) No date or place. Fields writes to remind a Mr. Smith of a luncheon engagement: "This is only by way of reminder and we hope you will not fail." One sheet folded in half to 4.25 x 6.75 inches. VG with twin hole punches at the left margin, mailing folds,… Read more
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cover of Yvonne [Victorian erotica]

Yvonne [Victorian erotica]

by Dubarry, Arthur

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Edition
Limited Edition
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London, England: Royal Press, 1865 [i.e., NY, 1920s?] A scarce early edition. Limited to 500 copies, this copy being unnumbered. Not recorded by OCLC/WorldCat, although we did not locate two incomplete copies in the Kinsey Institute's collection at the University of Indiana. Yvonne recounts the erotic adventures of a young French girl and her governess. Unlike male-centric works of this… Read more
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cover of Rural Sports. Together with The Birth of the Squire, and The Hound and the Huntsman (Signed, limited)

Rural Sports. Together with The Birth of the Squire, and The Hound and the Huntsman (Signed, limited)

by Gay, John; Owen Culbertson (introduction)

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Published
1930
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Limited Edition
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NY: William Edwin Rudge, 1930. Edition de Luxe in a fine leather binding. Limited edition of 225 numbered copies. This is no. 113. With five hand-colored plates, including a frontispiece signed in pencil by the artist, Gordon Ross. Rural Sports (first published in 1713) and the other two works in this volume are brief odes in verse to country pastimes… Read more
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cover of Celia Thaxter Autograph - Signed Card

Celia Thaxter Autograph - Signed Card

by Thaxter, Celia

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Autograph of American author and poet Celia Thaxter (1835-1894.) In black ink on a card with rounded corners. Approx. 3 x 5.5. inches. VG with a couple of small spots. Thaxter was one of the most popular New England poets of the latter 19th century. She spent much of her life on the isolated Isles of Shoals off the coast… Read more
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cover of James T. Fields, 1879 Autograph Letter Signed

James T. Fields, 1879 Autograph Letter Signed

by Fields, James T.

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Published
1879
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1879 Autograph letter signed by the noted American publisher to the editor of Youth's Companion magazine. Dated Oct. 6, 1879 on personal stationery from Gambrel Cottage, his summer home at Manchester by the Sea, Mass. Fields writes that $100 is due for his articles on Leigh Hunt and Miss [Adelaide] Procter. He notes that the magazine had already paid for… Read more
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cover of The Birds of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore and Penang. An account of all the Malayan species, with a note of their occurrence in Sumatra, Borneo, and Java and a list of the birds of those islands

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London: Oxford University Press, 1951. 1st edition. Signed by both the author and illustrator. A useful guide in non-technical language for everyone from beginning birdwatchers to experienced birders and ornithologists. With 16 plates in color and b&w, a map, and 54 figures in the text. Green clothbound hardcover in dustwrapper with clear archival cover. xiv, 282 pp., appendices, glossary of… Read more
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