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Boston Weekly Globe, The; Wednesday morning, May 23, 1888-- single sheet, only four of eight-page edition

Boston, MA: The Bosotn Globe, 1888. 46 x 61 cm. Single sheet rerports another5 week of tariff debates in U.S. Congreess. Discussion of wool tarrif--""The sheep hoof is shoid with gold!"" From Dublin, report of Pope's Rescript has Catholic members of parliament aroused. Female evangelists in Ishpeming, MI preach fire and brimstone and drive eight persons insane.First Lady Mrs. Clerveland willleave Washington July 1 and spend the summer with Gen. and Mrs. Greeley at Pittsfield, MA.vShe wants to avoid the socia scene in Lenox and get absolute rest. President Clerverland will take his vacation inSeptember, going hunting in the Adirondacks. Floods in lowlands of the Mississippi arecausing desolation. Nespaper, incomplete. Only pp 1,2,7 and 8. Very good. . Catalogs: History.

$21.25

Washington Post, The, Friday, March 5, 1897; McKinley Inauguration Edition

Washington, DC: The Washington Post, 1897. 50 x 61 cm. Special edition reports last events of Cleveland administration and inauguration and parade for new President McKinley. Two special sections. Climax of pomp and glory,Georgeous ballroom scene. Newspaper, inside two special sessions good, front section fair. . Catalogs: History.

$32.30

Boston Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1829

By Buckingham. J.T., Editor and Proprietor

Boston, MA: J.T. Buckingham, 1829. 40 x 51 cm. Semi-weekly paper. Washington Correspondent reports much noise from Georgia and South Carolina legislatures on subject of tarriff. Quotes ""ebony monarch"" describing proceedings as like shaving a pig-- ""great cry and little wool!"" Comment that most of the editors in the country have been amusing themselves forming the (imaginary) cabinet of the newly-electerd President, General Jackson. Quotes letter from President Monroe on the subject. Fire at cotton mill in Lowell. Cold weather in Boston. Man found frozen to death on the Newburyport Turnpike, in Saugus. Story about White Monkeys; one suckled by Burmese woman, died on seventh day. Legislature opens in Boston today. Discussion of establishment of a railroad from Boston to Berkshire, and perhaps on to the Hudson. Newspaper, good. . Catalogs: History.

$25.50

Boston Courier, March 12, 1829

By Buckingham. J.T., Editor and Proprietor

Boston, MA: J.T. Buckingham, 1829. 40 x 51 cm. Semi-weekly paper. Reports from Constantinople about state of war between the Turkish Porte and Russia. Notice has gone out for all Musselman to abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages, and draft is imposed for men from 16 to 50 years of age. Piracy has increased in the Dardanelles. Long story about ""West Port Murders"" in Scotland. Burke and others have been systematically murdering people, and then trading in human flesh, ""for scientfric purposes"". Discussion on formation of Gen. Jackson's cabinet, mostly men from the south. Viewed unfavorably in Boston. Newspaper, good. . Catalogs: History.

$25.50

Historical Sketch, of School District Number 13, North Danvers, or as it is known abroad, Danvers Plains, or Porter's Plains

By Osgood, George

Salem, MA: The Gazette, 1855. 14 x 23 cm. Humorous account of life--and death-- in Danvers, Massachusetts in the latter part of the 18th century and early 19th century. Author describes Danvers Plains bordered by Tapleyville, Putnamville, Danversport, Crane River and Walnut Grove Cemetery. He talks about old-fashioned elections-- a day when thousands gathered on Danvers Plains to see the horses run, mountebanks tumble, fandango whirl around and drinking of egg-pop, punch and something stronger. He tells about Col. Murphy, who may have commissioned himself, African by descent, a fixture of ""Lection Day"". Paper pamphlet, stamp on preface page ""Burton Hist. Collection, Detroit"". Front cover detached, thus poor condition. . Catalogs: History.

$21.25

State Papers of 14th Congress: Reports from Secy of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Treasury, Acting Secretary of War, Postmaster General, et al on Accounts of the U.S. Treasury as of 1816

Washington, DC: William A. Davis, Printer for U.S. Government, 1817. 21 x 33 cm. Bound collection of letters from the Secretary of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Treasury, Postmaster General, et al. Includes listings of debt for the late John Adams, ex-President, and Meriwether Lewis, Late governor of the Territory of Louisiana. Adams owes the government $12,898 for housekeeping when he was president. Comptroller reports to President Madison that this expense was deemed inadmissable by his predecessors...Late Lieutenant James B. Decatur owes $130.75, which won't be recovered: ""He fell before Tripoli"". Meriwether Lewis, famed for the Lewis & Clark Expedition of the Louisiana Territory, was later Governor of the Louisiana Territory. This book shows he owed the Government $571.50. But he died in 1809, so no account is rendered. Report from Secretary of the Treasury William H, Crawford on direct taxes and other revenues collected. Reports are also sent to Speaker of the House Henry Clay. Also Crawford reports on public lands sold in Mississippi Territory 1,073,842 acres for $2,303,366. Also lands sold in states of Ohio and Indiana, and Territory of Illinois adding $15 million. Acting Secretary of War report includes statement of $1435 paid to George Fisher for carrying express mails by order of General (Andrew) Jackson. Also $1500 to Lewis Cass, Governor of Michigan Territory, for seed wheat for distressed inhabitants of said territory.Many pages of small expenditures for recruiting, advertising for deserters, and stage fare for deserters, also for toll at turnpike gates, shoeing horses, wood, forage for public horses, drum heads, tin pans. There's an expense of $312 to Lieutenant John Donelson in General Jackson's army for an expedition against the Creeks in 1813, on expedition to Pensacola and New-Orleans in 1814. This is a marvelous financial picture of the United States in the early Nineteenth century. Marbellized paper with leather spine. Gilt title: ""STATE PAPERS 14th Congress"". Rough-cut paper, with many fold-out pages. Good condition, binding intact. . Catalogs: History.

$76.50

Boston Monthly Magazine, Vol I. No. III, August, 1825

By Knapp, Samuel L. Editor and Proprietor

Boston, MA: Samuel L. Knapp, 1825. 14.5 x 24 cm. Brilliant little magazine, in its third issue, aimed to present American literature instead of European.""Nugæ Historiæ"" (Gossip of History) ""Quicquid agunt homines, votum, timor, ira, voluptas, Gaudia, discursus, nostri est farrago libelli.""--Juvenal, Sat. I. From Col. McLane's Journal, this is an interesting summary of General Washington's operations in the Revolutionary War, with Lafayette, a youth of uncommon spirit, and Baron Steuben, an experienced Prussian soldier, against Lord Cornwallis and Gen. Howe. Continued. ""The Natural Rights of Woman"" Tongue-in-cheek piece about man, since he was created 6000 years ago, has become wiser than his maker, and much wiser than woman. Written by D'Anville, ""a woman who resides near us."" ""Memoir of Stephen Hooper"" read before the Boston Debating Society by Samuel L. Knapp. Hoope was born at Newburyport April 8, 1785, called to the bar in 1811. ""A Visit to the Metropolis"" by Agricola (Farmer), Letter dated June 21st, 1825, written after the corner stone of the Bunker Hill Monument was laid. Recent fire has removed undesirable buildings to make way for new. Interview of Lafayette in the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts in the masonic halls of the old State House. Masonic ceremony to lay the corner stone. Address of Mr. Webster. A momentous event! Magazine, front cover waterstained, back cover torn near spine. Edges worn and frayed. Fair. . Catalogs: History.

$42.50

Portsmouth Navy Yard Peace Conference 1905-- Set of five post cards commemorating Russo-Japanese War Peace Conference

Portsmouth, NH: First National Bank, 1905. 13.7 x 8.7 cm. Set of five postal cards commemorate the Russo-Japanese War Peace Conference sponsored by President Theodore Roosevelt. Two cards show participants: Sato, Takahira, Komura, Otchai and Adachi for Japan, and Korostovetz, Navohoff, Witte, DeRosen and Plancon for Russia. Another card shows inset pictures of Czar Nicholas, the Mikado and President Roosevelt. Four photographic post cards and one printed post card, all very good. . Catalogs: History.

$38.25

The Independent, December 13, 1924

Concord, NH: The Independent Corporation, 1924. 21 x 30 cm. "How the Kleagles Collected the Cash--the Klan Campaign in Indiana, and its director"" by Samuel Taylor Moore. Story of young salesman who is thorn in the side of the Klan. ""Halting the Opium Menace-- Backgrounds of the Geneva Conference"" by Nathaniel Peffer. ""Lame Duck No. 4-- Sen. Thomas Sterling of South Dakota"". ""Growing Pains of Government"" by Donald Wilhelm. One hundred years ago (1824) there were less than 9000 civilian employees of the government. ""Unconquered Everest"" Photo essay. Paper periodical, good. . Catalogs: History.

$14.45

World News, a study of current problems, week of January 19-25, 1930

Columbus, OH: World News Weekly Review, 1930. 23 x 31 cm. Lead article: ""Are They Ready to Run the Risks of Peace?"" Story of delegates leaving Hoboken to sail to the London Naval Conference. General Smuts and South Africa; South African problems. Edward Bok dies. Signs of progress in race relations: Dr. Robert R. Moton will receive gold medal and $1000 biennial reward. As principal of Tuskeegee Institute he has long been a leader amongst Negroes. Paper booklet, very good. . Catalogs: History.

$10.20

Granite Monthly, The: A New Hampshire Magazine, January 1912; Devoted to History, Biography, Literature and State Progress

Concord, NH: The Granite Monthly Co, 1912. 17 x 24 cm. "Leaders of New Hampshire, VII: Henry French Hollis"", b. in West Concord, NH in 1869, and a rising young star in the New Hampshire Democratic Party. ""The Old Allenstown Meeting House"" by John Dowst. ""A Granddaughter of New Hampshire: Susan W, (Mrs. Richard Y.) FitzGerald"" by H.H. Metcalf. ""Historic Inns"" by Eva F.T. Staniels. In Editor and Publisher's Notes there is discussion of the upcoming political season, Winston Churchill is mentioned as a possible Republican candidate for governor. Paper periodical, back cover missing, pages loose, thus poor. . Catalogs: History.

$12.75

Outlook, The; November 8, 1902

New York, NY: The Outlook Company, 1902. 17 x 24 cm. Missionary Murders in China-- Two English Missionaries murdered by Chinese rioters in Chenchau, Honan Province; British Government has ordered gunboats to proceed up the Yangtse from Shanghai to Hankau. Commentary from The Spectator on what it is to be educated. ""The Anthracite Strike: Its Social and Religious Effects"". ""Religious Life in America"" by Ernest Hamlin Abbott. ""The Filipinos Near at Hand"" by an American Woman.""Asiatic Russia"" commentary on book by George Frederick Wright, LL.D. Full-page ad for ""The Tragedy of Pelée"" by George Kennan; Ad for Elgin Watch; Ad for Williams Shaving Stick; Ad for Buffalo Lithia Water. Magazine, lightly soiled cover, tape repair to spine, fair. . Catalogs: History.

$13.60

Immigration: Gardner's Own Views on Immigration

By Gardner, Augustus P

Hamilton, MA: Augustus P. Gardner, 1913. 11.2 x 17.8 cm. Augustus P. Gardner (1865-1918) , was a Congressman when he delivered anti-immigration address at Worcester, Mass. On Oct. 17, 1913. This leaflet summarizes words of his address, after President Taft had vetoed bill restricting immigration. Gardner explains that admitting 1,400,000 new immigrants each year keeps standard of living low and limits ability of recent immigrants and natives to improve their wages and living standard. Paper leaflet, very good. . Catalogs: History.

$12.75

Outlook, The, May 20, 1911

By Roosevelt, Theodore

New York, NY: The Outlook Company, 1911. 17.5 x 25 cm. "Dickens in America"" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, celebrates approaching centenary of Dickens' birth. Mexican Presidency: Insurgent leader Madero seems inclined to accept manifesto of President Diaz, while Madero's soldiers attack the town of Juarez. Across the Rio Grande, four Americans reported killed in El Paso. American people have determined that Niagara Falls shall be preserved as one of the scenic wonders of the world. Burton Law restricts amount of water which may be diverted from the Falls for power generation. Strike of workers at Grand Rapids marks a first amongst largely Dutch population working in furniture factories. Armenian Prisoners in the Caucasus. Relatives of 50 Armenians who have been awaiting trial for nearly four years sent telegram to M. Shchleglovitof, Russian Minister of Justice in St. Petersburg. In Novocherkassk prisoners do not change underwear oftener than every three weeks, or bathe more than once a month. ""What Russian prisons need is fewer occupants, not more soap."" Periodical, cover has small chips in edges. . Catalogs: History.

$18.70

Outlook, The, December 31, 1910

By Roosevelt, Theodore

New York, NY: The Outlook Company, 1910. 17.5 x 25 cm. "The Search for the Origin of Life"" by Albert R. LeDoux, PhD. ""The Passion Play"" by William M. Sloan. In gratitude to God after ravages of Black Death in 1633, Oberammergau holds decennial Passion Play. ""A Kindly Journey"" by Jacob A. Riis. ""The Cost of Motoring"" by a Man of Moderate Means. ""America and China"" by Elbert F. Baldwin. ""Is Senator Lorimer cleared of charges of bribery and corruption?"" Commentary on Winston Churchill's story on New Hampshire life, ""Mr. Crewe's Career""....Boston & Maine Railroad's past domination of New Hampshire politics. Problem of more subways for New York City: Monopoly or Competition? Periodical, cover has small chips in edges. . Catalogs: History.

$18.70

Outlook, The, April 16, 1910

By Roosevelt, Theodore

New York, NY: The Outlook Company, 1910. 17.5 x 25 cm. "Mr. Roosevelt at Khartum"" four pages of photos of Teddy Roosevelt's visit to the Sudan. Speech, ""Peace and Justice in the Sudan"" includes these words: ""I wish I could make every member of a Christian church feel that just in so far as he spends his time in quarreling with other Christians of other churches he is helping to discredit Christianity in the eyes of the world....Not only does what I am about to say apply to the behavior of Christians toward one another, but of all Christians toward their non-Christian brethren, toward their fellow-citizens of another creed.... I want to see each Christian cultivate the manly virtues."" ""After the Verdict"" by Isabel C. Barrows: world outside of Russia drew a long breath when the message came that Nikolai Tchaikovsky was acquitted. ""The Outlook"" and Mrs. Barrows had a long involvement in this trial. ""Hadje Mohmed of Luna Park"" by Albert Edwards. Negro Suffrage in Maryland-- another attempt to deprive the negro of suffrage. A Socialist Victory in Milwaukee--Emil Seidel elected mayor. Periodical, cover has small chips in edges. . Catalogs: History.

$19.55

Lone Star State, The; booklet produced by John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co

Boston, MA: John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co, 1947. 11 x 15 cm. History of Texas, provided by Trinity University, San Antonio, TX and Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX. Paper booklet, very good. . Catalogs: History.

$8.50

Hurricane Sept. 21, 1938, The; Historical and Pictorial, Third Printing

By Cawley, William A

Westerly, RI: Lewis R. Greene, 1938. 22 x 30 cm. The 1938 Hurricane, which took 136 lives and destroyed 1018 houses from Mystic, CT to Narragansett, RI struck the area on September 21, 1938. Pictorial record of devastation at Watch Hill, Misquamicut, Weekapaug, Quonochontaug and Charlestown, Green Hill to Narragansett, Westerly, Stonington, Mystic. List of people killed at each town; list of cottages and houses destroyed at each location. Paper booklet with green paper cover, moderate wear, very good. . Catalogs: History.

$24.65

Russian One-hundred Ruble Note, 1910

St. Peterburg, Russia: State Bank of Russia, 1910. 25 x 12 cm. Russian 100 Rbl. Note: ""Gosudarstvenniiy Kreditniy Bilyet Sto Rublyei. Gosudarstvenniy Bank Razmenivayet Kreditniye Bilyetiy na zolotuyu monetu bez ogranicheniya summiy (1 r. = 1/15 Imperiala, soderzhit' 17.424 dolyei chistago zoloto.). Russian bank note, 6 cm closed tear across folded tab; fair. . Catalogs: History.

$12.75

Aptucxet Trading Post, The; The First Trading Post of the Plymouth Colony with an Account of its Restoration on the Original Foundations

By Lombard, Percival Hall

Bourne, MA: Bourne Historical Society, 1934. 16.7 x 24.5 cm. Author, Percival Hall Lombard was President of the Bourne Historical Society (1921-1932). Colonists at Plymouth were getting badly squeezed by their creditors in London and saw that if they were ever going to pay off their debt they would have to control the entire trade of the Colony. Governor Bradford, together with Capt. Miles Standish, Isaac Allerton. Edward Winslow and others made an agreement with their creditors for the complete control of trade in beaver, other furs, sassafras, lumber, etc. for six years. This booklet relates the history of the trade and the trading post that was created. Includes map and photos of excavations, plan of foundations, some objects found within the foundations and detailed story of efforts to built a replica. Booklet notes that sudden death of author left his narrative unfinished, but Trading Post today is a memorial to him. Book (this is original 1934 booklet, not a reprint). Blue heavy paper cover sunned, staple bound. Staples rusted, good. . Catalogs: History.

$13.60

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