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    Letter to M.G. Morse on Vermont Accident Insurance Co. letterhead by Mason, A.C

    Rutland, Vt: Vermont Accident Insurance Co, 1910. Good -. Typed letter to M.G. Morse, of Hardwick, Vt., signed by A.C. Mason, secretary and treasurer, about a profit-sharing contract showing a balance due the company. The letterhead includes an engraved image of an eagle protecting a nest holding baby birds. The other officers listed are H.C. Farrar, president, and M.G. Morse, Vice President. The Vermont Accident Insurance Co. was incorporated in 1900 by several Rutland Co. businessmen and began doing business in 1906. Although the second quarter of 1910 had not made money, "we trust the present quarter will show a nice profit." In Good- Condition: lightly soiled; small stain at lower edge; loss at one lower corner, not impacting text; several closed tears of 2 cm. or less; small hole in the center of the eagle.


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    Pine Forest in Snow. Also called: Trees and Snow by Adams, Ansel

    [San Francisco, Calif.?], 1933. Photograph. Silver print. 19 x 15 inches. Printed prior to the 1960 Sierra Club Edition (Portfolio III; edition of 208). Reproduced in: Yosemite by Andrea Stillman: Little Brown, 1995. as plate No. 64. Mounted on board 28 x 22 inches, with some air bubbling between the two. Bears a pencil signature beneath the image on the mount, which appears not to be in the artist's hand. From the estate of the artist and educator Millard Owen Sheets. The reproduction on our web site is lighter than the original.


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    History and Literature of Christianity from Tertullian to Boethius by De Labriolle, Pierre; Trans. Herbert Wilson

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1925. Cloth. Presumed first US edition/first printing in Very Good condition with lightly wrinkled front and back pastedowns and flyleaves, as well as, moderately pulled interior hinges without dust-jacket. Faded embossed gilt text on burgundy cloth boards; A remarkably well cared for older book in the History of Civilization series; The History of Civilization .


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    Mucking About the Garden [No. 1951] [Vintage Piano Sheet Music] by Sarony, Leslie [Played by Jack Hylton and His Band]

    Published by Lawrence Wright Co. Ltd., Denmark Street, London 1929. 1929., 1929. Sheet music in white paper covers with black lettering and a large monochrome photograph of Jack Hylton to the front cover. 12'' x 10'' with 2 pages of score and lyrics. Age tanning to the page margins and in Good condition, without any tears. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    Discours Prononcé sur la Tombe de M. Cullerier, par M. Pariset, Secrétaire Perpétuel de l'Académie Royale de Médecine by Pariset, Étienne

    Paris: L'Imprimerie de Rignoux, 1827. Pamphlet. Near Fine. 3, [1] p.; 25 cm. Caption title. "Académie Royale de Médecine" -- at head of title. No date of publication; Michel Cullerier died in 1827. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). The author, Étienne Pariset (1770-1847), was a French physician who founded the Société Protectrice des Animaux and was a doctor at the Salpêtrière Hospital, where he was the physician for the insane. Michel Cullerier (1758-1827) was a French surgeon who became chief surgeon at the new venereal diseases hospital. In Near Fine Condition: upper edges slightly darkened; otherwise, clean and bright. Scarce.


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    Tag Der Offenen Tur: Verkauf ab Mittwoch, 24.April. [Open Door Days: Wednesday Sale] by Richard Blank (artist)

    Berlin: [Druck?], [196?]. 33 x 47 inches. Color offset lithograph on A- paper. Good; some tearing + minor losses. Designed by German illustrator and graphic artist Richard Blank (1901 - 1972). Original.


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    Discours Prononcé sur la Tombe de Bernard-Germain-Étienne de La Ville-sur-Illon, Comte de Lacépède, Associé Libre de l'Académie Royale de Médecine, par J.J. Virey, l'Un des Secrétaires Particuliers de cette Académie by Virey, J.J. (Julien Joseph)

    Paris: L'Imprimerie de Rignoux, 1825. Pamphlet. Very Good. 2, [2] p.; 25 cm. Caption title. "Académie Royale de Médecine" -- at head of title. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). The author, Julien Joseph Virey (1775-1846), was a French pharmacist and is credited with establishing the field of chronobiology. Bernard Germain Étienne de La Ville-sur-Illon, comte de Lacépède (1756-1825), was a French naturalist who worked with Buffon on his Histoire Naturelle and served in the French legislature. In Very Good Condition: foxed; "94" written on title page and Comte de Lacépède is underlined, both in ink; otherwise, clean. Scarce.


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    The Decoy Hunter, Number 31 (May-June 1986) by Giacoletto, Bernard (Bernie), (ed.)

    Clinton NJ: The Decoy Hunter, 1986. Ephemera. Good+ with no dust jacket. Stapled binding. Clean, off-white pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Wraps have general handling wear. Front of wraps has remnant of mailing label; postmark on back. Content: Judy Mayer, "The Perdew Tradition Lives On." Larry M. Smith, "A Diary of a Decoy Collector." Various other advertisements and items of interest to decoy collectors. ; 8.5" tall; 22 pages; Re#.


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    Discours Prononcé sur la Tombe de M. Le Baron Louis-François-Élisabeth Ramond, Associé Libre de Académie, Membre de l'Académie des Sciences, etc. Le 16 Mai 1827, au Nom de l'Académie, par M. Nacquart, Membre de l'Académie by Nacquart, Jean Baptiste

    Paris: L'Imprimerie de Rignoux, 1827. Pamphlet. Very Good. 4 p.; 26 cm. Caption title. "Académie Royale de Médecine" -- at head of title. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). The author, Jean Baptiste Nacquart (1780-1853), was a French physician and friend of Honoré Balzac. Louis François Élisabeth Ramond, Baron de Carbonnières (1755-1827), was a French botanist, geologist, and politician. In Very Good Condition: foxed; otherwise, clean. Scarce.


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    The Lie About the War: A Note on Some Contemporary War Books by JERROLD, Douglas

    London: Faber & Faber Limited, 1930. Near Fine. First edition. Stapled wrappers. Small chips on the spine, a hole punch through the front wrapper, and some toning else very good. Criterion Miscellany No. 9.


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    Letter to Christopher Tilson, esq., written at the Hague on Feb. 13, 1711 by Charles, Viscount Townshend

    1711. Near Fine. 1 sheet 23 x 18 cm. Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674-1738), was an English Whig politician who served as Secretary of State for the Northern Department from 1714 to 1717 and again in 1730 and 1731. He was known as Turnip Townshend because of his strong interest in raising turnips. From 1709 to 1711 he was ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the States General where he took part in the negotiations which concluded the Treaty of Utrecht, ending the War of the Spanish Succession. He writes to Tilson regarding financial matters and "the trouble you have had with the care of my affairs." Presumably written by a secretary and signed by Townshend. In Near Fine Condition: lightly creased; clean and bright.


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    The Mystic Isle or the Laws of Average. An Entirely Original Comic Opera in Two Acts by ROSENFELD, Sydney, written by. Music by John B. Grant

    Philadelphia: Dunlap & Clarke, Printers and Binders, 1886. Fine. First edition. Stapled salmon-colored wrappers. 32pp. Several pages slightly dogeared, and a little light soiling, else about fine. OCLC references only two copies.


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    4 Werken : Een Tentoonstelling Met Werken Van Lili Dujourie / Jef Geys / Jan Vercruysse / Didier Vermeiren (POSTER) by N/A

    Gent: Gewad, 1981 Size: 46 x 60 cm. Fine. Exhibition Poster. Fine. Fine Art Print.


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    General Pershing by Carl D. Vandersloot

    Williamsport, Pennsylvania: Vandersloot Music, 1918. A hard to find piece of sheet music. This large format piece shows a large photo of General Pershing in the center against a background of stars. The music is complete but there are multiple small tears around the edges.The rear cover is discolored.. Edition Not Stated. Unbound. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Starmer.. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


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    Discours Prononcé sur la Tombe de M. Destouet, Membre Adjoint Résident de l'Académie Royale de Médecine, le 28 Avril 1826, au Nom de l'Académie; par M. Villermé, Membre Adjoint Résident by Villermé, Louis René

    Paris: L'Imprimerie de Rignoux, 1826. Pamphlet. Very Good +. 3, [1] p.; 25 cm. Caption title. "Académie Royale de Médecine" -- at head of title. No date of publication. "Ch Ravel" written next to title; ink underlining of a few words on p. 2. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). The author, Louis René Villermé (1782-1863), was a French physician and economist, who helped to established the fields of epidemiology and occupational medicine. Destouet (1793?-1826) translated De Sedibus et Causis Morborum by Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682-1771), earning the gratitude of the French medical profession. In Very Good+ Condition: lightly foxed; ink notations as described; otherwise, clean and bright.


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    Discours Prononcé sur la Tombe de M. le Dr. Desormeaux, par M. Moreau by Moreau, M

    Paris: L'Imprimerie de Rignoux, 1830. Pamphlet. Very Good. 4 p.; 25 cm. Caption title. "Académie Royale de Médecine" -- at head of title. In ink after "Desormeaux" and after "Moreau" is written "père"; "93" written on title page and Desormeaux is underlined, both in ink. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). The author, Moreau, has not been identified as there are several French surgeons with that surname in the early 19th century. Marie Alexandre Desormeaux (1778-1830) was a French physician, professor of medicine, and inventor, and the father of Antonin Jean Desormeaux, also a physician and inventor. In Very Good Condition: foxing, primarily along upper page edges; otherwise, clean and bright. Scarce.


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    Discourse Prononcé aux Obsèques de M. le comte Chaptal, par M. Pariset, Secrétaire Perpétuel de l'Académie Royale de Médecine by Pariset, Étienne

    Paris: L'Imprimerie de Rignoux, 1832. Pamphlet. Very Good. [2], 3, [3] p.; 25 cm. "Académie Royale de Médecine" -- at head of title page. No publication information; L'Imprimerie de Rignoux printed publications of Académie Royale de Médecine and Chaptal died in 1832. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). The author, Étienne Pariset (1770-1847), was a French physician who founded the Société Protectrice des Animaux and was a doctor at the Salpêtrière Hospital, where he was the physician for the insane. Jean Antoine Chaptal (1756-1832) was a French chemist, physician, educator, and stateman, who served as Minister of Internal Affairs from 1800 to 1804. In Very Good Condition: title page slightly foxed and darkened; "92" written on title page and Chaptal is underlined, both in ink; otherwise, clean. Scarce.


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    Discours Prononcé sur la Tombe de M. Cullerier, par M. Moreau, Secrétaire de la Section de Chirurgie by Moreau, M

    Paris: L'Imprimerie de Rignoux, 1827. Pamphlet. Very Good. 3, [1] p.; 25 cm. Caption title. "Académie Royale de Médecine" -- at head of title. No date of publication; Michel Cullerier died in 1827. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). The author, Moreau, has not been identified as there are several French surgeons with that surname in the early 19th century. Michel Cullerier (1758-1827) was a French surgeon who became chief surgeon at the new venereal diseases hospital. In Very Good Condition: foxing, expecially along upper edge of first page; otherwise, clean and bright. Scarce.


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    Discours Prononcé aux Obsèques de M. le Baron Portal, par M. Pariset, Secrétaire Perpétuel de l'Académie Royale de Médecine by Pariset, Étienne

    Paris: s.n., 1832. Pamphlet. Very Good. [2], 4, [2] p.; 25 cm. "Académie Royale de Médecine" -- at head of title. "Ch Ravel" written on first page of text. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). The author, Étienne Pariset (1770-1847), was a French physician who founded the Société Protectrice des Animaux and was a doctor at the Salpêtrière Hospital, where he was the physician for the insane. Baron Antoine Portal (1742-1832) was a French anatomist and medical historian, and a founding member of Académie Royale de Médecine. In Very Good Condition: foxing, primarily on the title page and final (blank) leaf; otherwise, clean and bright. Scarce.


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    Letter to M.G. Morse on R. A. Jones & Co. Advertising Soap letterhead by Jones, R.A

    Cincinnati: R. A. Jones & Co, 1912. Very Good. Letterhead of R. A. Jones & Co., maker of advertising soap, dated July 15, 1912, Cincinnati, Ohio. The letterhead includes an illustration of the soap, declaring "Advertising Soap -- Letters wont wash off -- Put your ad here." Contains a letter to M.G. Morse, attorney, Hardwick, Vermont, signed by R.A. Jones. R. A. Jones & Co. was founded in 1905 in Covington, Kentucky, as a soap packaging company. They expanded to Cincinnati with the soap advertising invention in 1906. In Very Good Condition: several light creases; clean and intact.


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    Notice sur M. Lerminier, par M. Pariset, Secrétaire Perpétuel par M. Pariset, Secrétaire Perpétuel de l'Académie Royale de Médecine by Pariset, Étienne

    Paris: s.n., 1836. Pamphlet. Very Good -. 3, [1] p.; 25 cm. Caption title. "94" written on title page and part of the title is underlined. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). The author, Étienne Pariset (1770-1847), was a French physician who founded the Société Protectrice des Animaux and was a doctor at the Salpêtrière Hospital, where he was the physician for the insane. Théodoric Nilamond Lerminier (1770-1836) was a physician at Hôtel-Dieu in Paris and La Charité. In Very Good- Condition: small dampstain at tail of spine; foxing, primarily along upper edges and fore-edges of pages; otherwise, clean.


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    Seven Falls South Cheyenne Cañon, Colo. [sepia photograph of three people on burros]

    1900. Good. Photograph is 12 x 18 cm., mounted on black card 18 x 23 cm. No date. Clothing appears to be circa 1900. Man has a moustache and is wearing a three-piece suit with a standup collar on the shirt. Girl and woman are sitting side-saddle and wearing long-sleeved dresses. The Broadmoor Seven Falls are in South Cheyenne Cañon, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. It has been a privately owned tourist attraction since it opened in the early 1880s. By the late 1890s there was a burro stand where tourists, such as this family, could rent burros to climb the trails in what has been called the "Grandest Mile of Scenery" in Colorado. In Good Condition: photograph is slightly faded; edges are rubbed; 2 small indentations on the face of the girl; loss from one corner of the card mount.


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    Centennial Program: Military Day Wednesday, June 20th, 1900

    Beaver, Pa: Beaver College, 1900. Good. 1 sheet 24 x 16 cm. Illustration of a log cabin, signed E. Bott. Although the centennial referred to in the title is that of the founding of Beaver County in 1800, the emphasis on Military Day was on Beaver County's role in the American Civil War. The reception was headed by Lieut. Gen. Nelson A. Miles (1839-1925) who served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, and the Spanish American War; from 1895 to 1903 he was the last Commanding General of the United States Army, prior to the office being abolished. The 140th Pennsylvania, 17th Cavalry and Washington Infantry hosted visiting regiments. A monument was presented and music was provided by Duss' Band, the Chorus Club, the Grand Orchestra, and the Misses Morgan, Wilcox, and Potter. In the evening one could enjoy alumnae tableaus at Beaver College for 35 cents. In Good Condition: lightly soiled and creased; chipping along edges; minor separations along old folds; otherwise intact.


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    Funérailles de M. le Comte de Lacépede by Saint-Hilaire, Geoffroy

    Paris: Imprimerie de Firmin Didot Frères, 1825. Pamphlet. Near Fine. 4 p.; 25 cm. Caption title. At head of title: "Institut Royal de France. Académie Roayle [sic] des Sciences [Académie Royale des Sciences]. "Ch Ravel" written next to title; ink underlining of "de Lacépede" in title. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). On p. 2, "public" has been crossed out and "publique" written above in ink. Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) was a French naturalist and colleague of Jean Baptiste Lamarck. Bernard Germain Étienne de La Ville-sur-Illon, comte de Lacépède (1756-1825), was a French naturalist who worked with Buffon on his Histoire Naturelle and served in the French legislature. In Near Fine Condition: minor foxing; period ink notations as noted; otherwise, clean and bright. Scarce.


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    Discours Prononcé sur la Tombe de M. Pinel, Membre de l'Académie Royale de Médecine; par M. Pariset by Pariset, Étienne

    Paris: L'Imprimerie de Rignoux, 1826. Pamphlet. Very Good. 4 p.; 26 cm. Caption title. "Académie Royale de Médecine" -- at head of title. No date of publication; Pinel died in 1826. "Ch Ravel" written above title; "95" written next to title, in which one word is underlined. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). The author, Étienne Pariset (1770-1847), was a French physician who founded the Société Protectrice des Animaux and was a doctor at the Salpêtrière Hospital, where he was the physician for the insane. Philippe Pinel (1745-1826) was a French physician who developed more humane techniques for the care of psychiatric patients. In Very Good Condition: pages are darkened along upper edges; former owner's notations, as described; otherwise, clean. Scarce.


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