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West Point Books & Ephemera

ALS from Librarian Edward S. Holden on USMA Library letterhead

ALS from Librarian Edward S. Holden on USMA Library letterhead

by [West Point] Holden, Edward S

1903. Ephemera. Very good condition. Fully signed letter from Holden dated April 25th, 1903 as attorney asking after Mary Banks' papers. Holden was a West Point graduate (1870), astronomer, professor of mathematics, lawyer and ultimately Librarian at West Point Military Academy (1901-1914). He was also the 5th president of the University of California, first director of the Lick Observatory and founder of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 8 x 10.5", cream USMA Library letterhead, with... Read more
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$75.00
Photograph Album of Hudson River steamboat voyage south from Canada & Vermont

Photograph Album of Hudson River steamboat voyage south from Canada & Vermont

by Hudson River; Photography] Hahn, Ferd. W

1907. Hardcover. Very good condition. An album of wonderfully composed, sharp silver gelatin photographs printed on thick photographic paper, of steamboat trips by a very talented amateur photographer. These are all original shots: in all there are 99 b&w photographs laid down in the album, usually one but sometimes 2 per page, and most of the Hudson River. Each is dated in ink and numbered on the lower edge. The photographs were taken in the heyday of the Hudson River steamboats, and the... Read more
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$2,250.00
Circa 1880 West Point Cadet Paper Doll By Clark's

Circa 1880 West Point Cadet Paper Doll By Clark's

by (West Point-Cadet Paper Doll)

New Bedford: Clark's O.N.T. Spool Cotton, 1880. Very Good. A cheerful young lad in full-dress West Point Cadet finery; color lithographed and constructed in two parts for extra depth and detail; the back printed with the Clark's announcements; not dated, circa 1880; approx. 5 1/4" x 2 1/4" size; slight wear; colors fine and in very good condition, a charming example of 19th century paper doll craft and of the pervasive and military patriotism of the time.
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$60.00
Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828. Volumes I-III

Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828. Volumes I-III

by Hall, Captain Basil

Edinburgh: Cadell and Co., 1829. Good +. 8vo, Volume I: 421pp, color folding map; Volume II: 432pp; Volume III: 436pp, folding chart at back cover. Volumes have marbled boards, with half red leather. Stamped decorative gilt spines with gilt raised bands and gilt titles on black ground reads "Hall's North America". Spines are rubbed; Vol. I has an amateur leather patch at top left edge of spine, which partially obscures the topmost decorative raised band. the boards are lightly rubbed,... Read more
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$400.00
The West Point Scrap Book. A Collection of Stories, Songs, and Legends of the United States Military Academy

The West Point Scrap Book. A Collection of Stories, Songs, and Legends of the United States Military Academy

by Wood, Oliver E

New York: Van Nostrand, 1871. First edition. Hardcover. Good + condition. Important Hudson River book as well as West Point title, with fascinating annotations by someone familiar with West Point in 1871. One of the sentimental tales is titled "The Cadet's Baby", about a cadet who rescues a baby on the train and through twists of fate, weds her 17 years later. While the endpaper has been removed to hide the identity of the original owner, there is throughout the volume pencil notes identifying the... Read more
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$325.00
West Point Hop card, U. S. M. A.  Winter Hops 1925

West Point Hop card, U. S. M. A. Winter Hops 1925

by [West Point]

Philadelphia: Elliott, 1925. Otherwise very good condition. Hop card for the Winter Hops 1925. An unknown young woman dances with Luby, Mr. Stone, Ned, Wiley, Munson, Douglas, Sherer, Fuller and Allen and her favorite is the mysterious "XX". Or else she is not engaged for those, hard to tell. The cover illustration is a winter image of a West Point building at night while snowing, and the gilt cadet crest is sugared with snow as well. Tan card printed in black, white, gilt and gray,... Read more
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$45.00
Are the West Point Graduates Loyal

Are the West Point Graduates Loyal

by Marshall, Edward Chauncey

New York, 1862. First edition. Pamphlet. Good + overall. By ... Author of "The History of the United States Naval Academy." Marshall analyzes the 203 resignations and dismissals of West Point graduates during the Civil War period, from November 1860 until the end of 1861. Most were Southern graduates, but many southerners remained loyal to the Union. Sabin 44770n. Disbound pamphlet, 8pp, stitched. Caption title, institutional stamp.
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$195.00
The Cadets Graduating Song.  Words by a Lady of the Army, Music by a Cadet

The Cadets Graduating Song. Words by a Lady of the Army, Music by a Cadet

New York: Firth, Pond & Co, 1848. Wraps. Very good condition. Illustrated musical score with lithographed view at West Point, looking toward Constitution Island and World's End, with three cadets in different uniforms. The central figure is a cadet in dress uniform, with two chevrons displayed on both sleeves, and wearing the tall cylindrical cap with visor and feather. There are two additional cadets, one wearing his uniform and great coat & holding a bayonet, the other with uniform seen... Read more
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$350.00
West Point Hop card, U. S. M. A.  Fall Hops 1924

West Point Hop card, U. S. M. A. Fall Hops 1924

by [West Point]

Philadelphia: Elliott, 1924. Otherwise very good condition. Hop card for the Fall Hops. Lines for 12 dances, with partners such as "Classmates Parts 1,2,3" & "4, 5, 6". others include "A moi, Moi encore", Mr. Christie, M. Bellie, J. B. Lindsey, and ending with Toujours la mienne". Cover illustration of a yellow and green goldenrod behind a gilt cadet crest. Black rectangular card, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2". Tissue guards, tied with the original yellow cord,... Read more
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$45.00
USMA Class Letter for the Class of 1905

USMA Class Letter for the Class of 1905

by Ramsey, Norman F. (President)

1909. Paperback. Otherwise very good condition. The first installment of a newsletter updating the West Point Class of 1905 as to employment, marriage, births and deaths of the class members. News includes: 49 weddings, 22 births, 4 deaths, plans for a reunion, Class financials, details in a section called "Personals" using nicknames ("Alphabet " Williams) and amusing descriptions like, "Old Man" Grubbs established a reputation for himself as a scrapper in the Bud-Dajo fight in 1906. Some of the men... Read more
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$85.00
West Point Class of 1900, Company E.  Albumen photograph

West Point Class of 1900, Company E. Albumen photograph

1900. Very good condition. A striking image of the Company on the parade ground, standing at ease with their rifles not shouldered, the 3 officers in the front row with swords. A large albumen print laid down on mat board, the company photographed in the fall, with a row of trees behind. This was a period in which West Point graduated the class of 1899 early due to a need for officers to command troops in the Philippines. The Class of 1900 sent Louis Joseph Van Schaick to fight in the Philippines;... Read more
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$125.00
Chas. Jannicky, Steam Book, Card and Job Printer.  Advertisement

Chas. Jannicky, Steam Book, Card and Job Printer. Advertisement

by [Newburgh, NY; Printer]

Newburgh, NY, 1877. Very good condition. Wonderful use of text fonts and design in a Hudson River NY job printer's ad, which is printed on bright green covered paper, and highlighted with gilt rules and medallions.The word "Job" is surprinted in all capitals on top of the word "Printer" in a very bold and eye catching manner. Charles Jannicky, located at the Ferry Building, was the printer for many materials for USMA at West Point.5 3/4 x 8 3/4". Verso plain.
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$125.00
General-in-Chief Engineers Artillery Cadets.  1858  XXIV  1861.  West Point Commandant & Cadets Uniforms

General-in-Chief Engineers Artillery Cadets. 1858 XXIV 1861. West Point Commandant & Cadets Uniforms

by Ogden, H.A. General Samuel B. Holabird

New York: B. M. Whitlock, 1885. From General Holabird's book on US Military uniforms. This view is taken from the front porch of the commandant, who sits imposingly in front of a cadet, other officers at his side. In the distance is the parade ground, the dome to the old Cadet Library, and Mess Hall. In the far distance are the hills of Garrison on the opposite side of the Hudson River. Chromolithograph, printed in color, 1885. Very slightly & uniformly browned in margins otherwise very... Read more
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$125.00
Atlas of Orange County, New York: Compiled and Drawn from Official Records, Public and Private Plans and Actual Surveys by J.M. Lathrop C.E.

Atlas of Orange County, New York: Compiled and Drawn from Official Records, Public and Private Plans and Actual Surveys by J.M. Lathrop C.E.

by Lathrop, J.M

Philadelphia: A.H. Mueller, 1903. Hardcover. Very good overall. Assisted by Roger H. Pidgeon and others. Elephant folio (53cm) [i], 47 folded colored maps backed on canvas. Orig. maroon buckram, gilt title on front board, covers detached, leather perished on spine and corners. Title page creased, table of contents with closed tear 3/4 up the page near hinge. Maps in very good condition. West Point, Newburgh, Cornwall, Goshen, Tuxedo, Warwick, Woodbury, New Windsor, with many small villages. OCLC:... Read more
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$1,800.00
Notes on Field Artillery for Officers of All Arms

Notes on Field Artillery for Officers of All Arms

by Spaulding, Oliver L

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: Published by the author, 1917. Third edition. Hardcover. Good +. Includes the Preface to each of the 3 editions updating the readers to the current situations. This third edition includes a 7 page Preface adding all necessary information for U.S. involvement in the War. At the time of publication the author was stationed at Camp Stotsenburg. 8vo, b&w frontis, 230pp, b&w illus, 2 folding maps inside back cover. Gray green cloth covers with gilt title on red spine... Read more
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$55.00
Fort Putnam West Point

Fort Putnam West Point

by [West Point; Print]

1810. Very good condition. A rare aquatint of West Point and the tight S-curve in the Hudson River at the Highlands. Two flags are clearly visible at the summit of Fort Putnam and at the waterline. Five small boats dot the river. A couple of trees stand on the mostly rocky looking outcrops. The view is drawn as if on a boat on the river, an intriguing perspective. The plate mark is visible on three sides. 3 1/2 x 6 1/16" on paper 5 x 8 1/2"
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$100.00
Elementary Treatise on Advanced-Guard, Out-Post, and Detachment Service of Troops, and the Manner of Posting and Handling Them in Presence of an Enemy..

Elementary Treatise on Advanced-Guard, Out-Post, and Detachment Service of Troops, and the Manner of Posting and Handling Them in Presence of an Enemy..

by Mahan, D.H

New York: John Wiley, 1861. second edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. A short history of military arts, by the professor of "Military and Civil Engineering, and of the Science of War, in the United States' Military Academy." Important subjects dealt with in chapters, Tactics, Manner of Placing and Handling Troops, Positions, Advanced-Guards & Posts, Reconnaissances, Detachments, Convoys & Surprises & Ambuscades. 12mo, 168pp, ads. Very bright original brown blind... Read more
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$250.00
Map of Fort Constitution, Martelaers Rock [and]  engraving of Boom and Chain at West Point

Map of Fort Constitution, Martelaers Rock [and] engraving of Boom and Chain at West Point

New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1863. Very good condition. A map of Fort Constitution showing its location and proximity to West Point, along with an engraving. of the Boom and chain that extended from West Point to Martelaers Rock during the Revolutionary War. 8vo, b&w, disbound, very clean.
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$75.00
Das Grab Cosciusco's zu Westpoint am Hudson  (Verein: Staaten)

Das Grab Cosciusco's zu Westpoint am Hudson (Verein: Staaten)

by Anon

Germany, 1840. A German edition of Bartlett's view, but re-engraved by an unknown artist. Kosciusko's Monument at West Point, a group of 2 men on a cliff overlooking the Hudson, Constitution Island in the mid-ground, and Garrison/Cold Spring on the far shore. Steel engraving ca. 1840. Image approx 6 x5", on paper approx. 10x8"
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$45.00
To the honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled : Supplemental Petition Of Major G. Tochman, Attorney And Counsel Of The Next Of Kin And Heirs At Law Of General Thadeus Kosciusko... Containing a Rejoinder to the Answer Of Joseph H. Bradley, Esq.,Counsellor, Employed By The Imperial Russian Legation, Published In A Pamphlet Entitled "G. Tochman"

To the honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled : Supplemental Petition Of Major G. Tochman, Attorney And Counsel Of The Next Of Kin And Heirs At Law Of General Thadeus Kosciusko... Containing a Rejoinder to the Answer Of Joseph H. Bradley, Esq.,Counsellor, Employed By The Imperial Russian Legation, Published In A Pamphlet Entitled "G. Tochman"

by [Kosciusko, Tadeusz] Tochman, Major G. Joseph H. Bradley

Washington DC, 1848. Paperback. Good + overall. Pamphlet pertaining to seeking a legal remedy to the resolution of the estate of Thadeus Kosciusko, the famous Polish born American Revolutionary War hero. 8vo, 64pp. Pamphlet with green printed wrappers, spine ruffled and working its way loose. Small library deaccession stamp on front wrapper. Scarce: OCLC records only 4 copies.
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$175.00
West Point Battle Monument: History of the Project to the Dedication of the Site, June 15th 1864.  Oration of Maj. - Gen. McClellan

West Point Battle Monument: History of the Project to the Dedication of the Site, June 15th 1864. Oration of Maj. - Gen. McClellan

by McClellan, Maj. General

New York: Sheldon & Co, 1864. Hardcover. With the speech by General George B. McClellan, pp 15 - 35, dedicating the monument at West Point erected in honor of the fallen of the Civil War "this monument is to perpetuate the memory of a portion only of those who have fallen for the nation in this unhappy war... " (p17). 12mo, 36pp (last blank), (4)pp, the Benediction & "To the Public", thanking them for their contributions towards the Monument; last page advertisement for... Read more
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$125.00
View on the Hudson

View on the Hudson

by Blumner, F

New York: Lyon & Co, Spring St., 1860. Very good. A large view, drawn after the style of Currier & Ives. Taken from the Garrison side of the Hudson, most probably from the old Ware estate. On the left is West Point on the bluff, with World's End in the distance. Abundant transportation is pictured - a steam train on the right side of the river, clipper ships and a paddle steamer on the Hudson. ca. 1860. Folio size lithograph with original hand color, 24 1/2 x 18" with standard... Read more
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$2,250.00
West Point Battle Monument, History of the Project to the Dedication of the Site, June 15th, 1864

West Point Battle Monument, History of the Project to the Dedication of the Site, June 15th, 1864

by McClellan, George B., Maj.-Gen

New York: Sheldon & Co, 1864. First printing. Pamphlet. Good + overall. The program for the dedication of the site for the Battle Monument at West Point, with the oration of Maj.-Gen. McClellan. The imposing Tuscan column designed by Stanford White is located at Trophy Point at the United States Military Academy and was dedicated in 1897 by surviving Civil War veterans. Built of polished granite it is 46 feet tall and surmounted by a statue of Fame sculpted by Frederick MacMonnies. Colonel... Read more
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$225.00
The Cadet Game A Game of Great Interest

The Cadet Game A Game of Great Interest

by [West Point; Children's]

Springfield, Massachusetts: Milton Bradley Company, 1905. Boxed. Good. Complete board game, an unusual survival from the earliest part of the 20th century, with great cover illustration of a dress-uniformed West Point Cadet and cannon at Trophy Point, West Point, N.Y.; the object of the game "...is to reach West Point (showing the entrance to the Academy)..."; players track their markers around a grid of numbers, having also hazards and bonus squares; moves determined by spinning for number... Read more
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$350.00
West Shore Railroad Company (Hudson River).  First Mortgage Guaranteed Bond, Issued $1,000.00

West Shore Railroad Company (Hudson River). First Mortgage Guaranteed Bond, Issued $1,000.00

by [Garrison, NY; West Point; Hudson River] Chauncey Depew

1885. Very good condition with a small closed tear into right margin. An early Junk bond, with an attractive bank-note engraving of the Hudson Highlands - a fictitious Garrison's Landing looking west across the Hudson towards the plains of West Point; with a train on the verso. Printed in green & black, 9 1/2 x 15", with most of the coupons attached, and an orange Tax stamp in the top right corner. Issued at 4 percent, principal due in 2361. Signed by Chauncey Depew, (1834 - 1928), whose ancestors... Read more
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$75.00