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The Story of Cuttyhunk

By Haskell, Louise T.

New Bedford: Reynolds Printing, 1953. First Edition . Blue Illustrated Boards. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 53 pp. plus bibliography, covers have some spotting, two folding maps in rear, signed and dated on blank "Louise T. Haskell / July 28, 1953.


Money the Sinews of Trade: The State of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay Considered with Repsect to Its Trade for Want of a Medium of Exchange Wherewith to Manage it. Recommended to the Serious Consideration of the Trading Part in General...

By By A Lover of His Country

Boston: S. Kneeland & T. Green, 1731. Reprint . 1/2 Brown Leather/Marbled Bds. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Reprint published in 1880 by Robert Lenox Kennedy, printed wraps - stitched, 16 pp., edges chipped but not effecting text, a few tears along edges.


The Descendants of Thomas Beach of Milford, Connecticut

Hartford: Privately Printed, 1912. First Edition . Printed Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 51 pp., front cover has fold crease otherwise in very good condition. Inserted is what appears to be a 2 pp. update titled Descendants of Caleb Jackson Camp and Mary Beach dated January 1894 (front printed paper cover detached but present). This is the FIRST EDITION, not a photocopy.


Glimpses of California and the Missions

By Jackson, Helen Hunt

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1919. Reprint . Illustrated Brown Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 292 pp., 37 b&w illustrations by Henry Sandham. Spine is a bit dull but basically a nice, tight copy.


The American Orator: or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry Comprehending a Diversity of Oratorical Specimens of the Eloquence of Popular Assemblies of the Bar, of the Pulpit, Etc. Principally Intended for the Use of Schools and Academies

By Cooke, Increase

New Haven: Sidney's Press, 1811. Apparent First Edition . Full Calf. Good Plus/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 408 pp., woodcut portrait of George Washington as frontispiece, binding somewhat scuffed.


Life at the South: Or " Uncle Tom's Cabin " Being Narratives, Scenes, and Incidents in the Real "Life of the Lowly.

By Smith, W. L. G.

Buffalo: Derby & Co., 1852. Blindstamped Brown Cloth. Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 519 pp., b&w illustrations, light foxing throughout, Howes S-715. Top and bottom of spine chipped away; front and rear joints are also chipped (one of which extends onto spine); corners are also chipped; rear joint is split but holding. Nonetheless, this is a reasonable and respectable copy.


Three Nineteenth Century Business Cards - Stafford Springs, Connecticut, Essex, CT and Hartford, Conn.

Very Good. Three Nineteenth Century Connecticut Business Cards - one from the Stafford Springs House in Stafford Springs (c. 1852), the Essex Hotel in Essex (undated), Elihu Geer Stationers in Hartford (with 1853 calendar on back). $15.00 each for one or two cards or 3 for $40.00


Upson Family of Wolcott , Southington , Plantsville and Harwinton Connecticut - Miscellaneous Papers

Twelve manuscript letters from the Upson family of the Wolcott/Southington/Plantsville area: 1. Five letters from Bennett Upson to Willis (at times spelled Wyllys) Upson of Southington. Bennett was a salesman (apparently for the Atkins, Allen & Co. of Bristol - selling various goods including cotton gins. The letters date from 1837 to 1842 and relate to business and personal matters at home; 2. Exemption from Military Service for Wyllys Upson dated April 1, 1847, signed by Noah Byington of Wolcott; 3. Letter to Willis Upson from N. T. Porter dated August 4, 1857 relating to business matters; 4. Letter to "Brother" from Willis Upson dated November 12, 1878; 5. Three letters from Edward Upson to family members dated from 1873 to 1878 relating to life in the military and family matters; 6. Letter from Grandmother Daniels to Willis Upson dated April 29, 1882 relating to her cow.


Is Davis a Traitor; or Was Secession a Constitutional Right Previous to the War of 1861?

By Bledsoe, Albert Taylor (1809 - 1877)

Baltimore: Printed for the Author By Innes & Company, 1866. First Edition . Dark Green Pebbled Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Contains 263 pp., some shelf wear, both the front and rear boards appear to have been stressed down the center by bending but now lie flat and secure. INSCRIBED by the author - "To Miss Annie Crowley / with the kind regards & best wishes of / The Author / April 18th 1867." Also signed by previous owner (perhaps a married Annie Crowley) - "Anna H. Hall '96." Bledsoe was appointed from Kentucky to the U.S. Military Academy and graduated in 1830, after which he served in the army at Fort Gibson, Indian territory, until 1832. He was mathematics & French professor at Kenyon College in Ohio and professor of mathematics at Miami from 1835-36. He studied theology and was ordained a clergyman in the Episcopal church in 1835. He had previously studied law and practiced in Springfield, IL and Washington, DC from 1838 to 1848. He was professor of mathematics at the University of Mississippi (1848 - 1854) and at the University of Virginia (1854 to 1861). In 1861 he entered confederate service as a colonel but was soon made Chief of the War Bureau and Acting Assistant Secretary of War. After the civil war, he began publication of the Southern Review and published the work at hand that defends the rights of the South to secede and presented an impassioned defense of Jefferson Davis. His work ends with a quote from JohnTyler from 1787, "I also wish to hand down to posterity my opposition to that system. British tyranny would have been more tolerable.


Framingham Massachusetts College Gate Post

Framingham, Mass: State Teachers College. Published from 1945-1948. About 30 different issues of this campus newpaper. Contains information about faculty, students, campus activities. Minor edge wear.


The American Stamp Mercury and Numismatist: A Journal Devoted to Stamp Collecting (Volumes 1 & 2)

By Trifet, F.

Boston: F. Trifet. First Edition . Gilt Decorated Green Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Two volumes - Volume I ( 1867 - 1868, 92 pp. ) and Volume 2 ( 1868 - 1869, 112 pp. ). Volume I has been trimmed before binding and has narrower margins than Volume 2 and results in a slightly smaller volume. All edges are gilt, the covers are bright and the pages are tight and bright with no tears. Topics include American and forwign stamps and although the title suggests numismatics, there are very few references to that field of study in these two volumes. This is a very nice run of this scarce early stamp-collecting journal, which I believe went to four volumes in total.


The Old Merchants of New York

By Barrett, Walter

New York: John W. Lovell, 1889. Later Printing . Blue Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Five volumes, top edges gilt, some scuffing, Preface page in volume I has tear and 3/4" chip, a respectable set.


Modern American Rifles

By Gould, A. C. (Ralph Greenwood)

Boston: Bradlee Whidden, 1892. First Edition . Blue Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 338 pp. plus 10 pp. ads in rear, numerous b&w illustrations, some rubbing at extremities, previous owner's signature on front pastedown. A nice copy of this important book.


The Development of American Prisons and Prison Customs 1776 - 1845 with Special Reference to Early Institutions in the State of New York

By Lewis, O. F.

Prison Association of New York, 1922. First Edition. Olive Green Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 350 pp., minor wear at extremities. A First Edition of a classic work.


Ellen , A Tale - In Three Parts By An American Lady

By Marshall, Mrs.

Boston: Samuel T. Armstrong and Crocker Brewster, 1821. Apparent First Edition . Illustrated Blue Wraps. Good Plus/No Jacket as Issued. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Contains 36 pp., woodcut illustration on front cover and repeated on title page, moderate foxing throughout, covers somewhat darkened, spine about 1/2 chipped away, old repair (sewn with thread) on lower spine. Shaw & Shoemaker's Checklist of American Imprints 5941.


Historical Notes Relating to the Second Settlement of Worcester

By Kinnicutt, Lincoln N.

Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1916. Reprint . Printed Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 19 pp., 2 plot maps of the settlement, minor soiling and chipping.


Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Practability of a Ship-Canal Between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, By the Way of The Isthmus of Tehuantepec

By Shufeldt, Captain Robert W.

Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872. Apparent First Edition . Rust Cloth. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Contains 151 pp., 11 illustrations, 20 folding maps, professionally rebacked in matching cloth, folding maps are present but rough - the paper is very thin and several maps are detached and split into pieces at the folds; they appear to be complete, though torn and split.


Wadsworth or the Charter Oak

By Gocher, W. H.

Hartford: W. H. Gocher, 1904. No Edition Stated . Blue Cloth/Gilt Decoration. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 399 pp., b&w illustrations, inside hinges are split, cover with gilt illustration of the Charter Oak is bright, untrimmed pages, top edge gilt.


The Paintings of Charles Bird King

By Cosentino, Andrew J

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977. Contains 214 pp., b&w and color illustrations, small closed tear (3/4") on top of dust jacket, a nice, tight, bright copy in a Mylar dust jacket cover.. Apparent First Edition. Tan Cloth. Fine/Near Fine Dust Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Indians, American Art, Native Americans. Catalogs: Americana, Art.


Rural Life in Litchfield County

By Phelps, Charles Shepherd

Norfolk, Connecticut: The Litchfield County University Club, 1917. First Edition . Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 137 pp., bound in green, soft leather covers, spine browned with age and has a couple of small chips, NOT an ex-library copy and has no bookplates, markings, or writing. Chapters include Topography and Soil, First Settlers and Early Home Life, Field and Garden Crops in the Early Days, Farming Tools and Implements, Fruits and Fruit Growing, Cattle and the Dairy, Sheep and Wool, Modern Farm, Country Life Old and New, Country Community Progress, A Pioneer in Agricultural Education. A very good copy of a relatively scarce title.


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