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British North America Act and Amendments 1867-1927
1 British North America Act and Amendments 1867-1927
Ottawa, Canada F.A. Acland, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1928 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with bruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Previous owner's bookplate inside front flap, very light sunning of and soiling to endpapers, else tightly bound, clean, and unmarked. Discoloration to rear panel along bottom edge, bumping to spine head and foot133 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Bulletin of the Bureau of Rolls and Library of the Department of State, No. 8, November, 1894: Calendar of the Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, Part II: Letters to Jefferson
2 Bulletin of the Bureau of Rolls and Library of the Department of State, No. 8, November, 1894: Calendar of the Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, Part II: Letters to Jefferson
Washington, DC Department of State, 1902 Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 4to 
Bumped and rubbed at extremities; boards a bit soiled and scuffed; leaf edges and a few margins foxed, else a nice, tight and clean copy. Navy cloth bindings, with gilt lettering. Professionally rebacked new endpapers. Volume II only. 593 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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3 Civil Rights--1957: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Eighty-Fifth Congress, First Session,
Washington, D.C. United States Government Printing Office, 1957 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
930 pp, in original printed green wrappers, with title and call number hand-written on spine. Otherwise unmarked. Tight binding. Hearings on S. 83, an amendment to S. 83, S. 427, S. 428. S. 429, S. 468, S. 500, S. 501, S. 504, S. 505, S. 508, S. 509, S. 510, S. Con. Res. 5. Proposals to secure, protect, and stengthen civil rights of persons under the consitution and laws of the United States. Held Feb 14-March 5 1957. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 New York History Volume XIII, No. 2 (April 1932)
Albany, NY New York State Historical Association, 1932 Soft Cover Good Soft Cover 12mo 7" - 7 
Edges of the original gray-blue paper wraps are faded and chipping, but the interior is in excellent condition and the volume is still tightly bound. The articles in this issue are: "[George] Washington's relations to New York," by AC Flick et al, "John Bigelow and Napoleon III," by P. Bigelow, "Eliphalet Nott," by Joseph Rotundo, and "Union College and the West," by FL Bronner. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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5 Report of the Select Committee of the Senate, in Relation to the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners on the Claims Against Mexico
Washington, D. C. Beverley Tucker, Printer to the Senate, 1854 Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Report from the 33rd Congress, First Session. No. 182. 386 pp, in 1/2 leather binding over marbled boards, with endpapers and all edges marbled. Leather is rubbed at the corners, joints, and at various points along the spine. There is a call number on the spine, but no other library markings. Bookplate (of a private individual) on the front pastedown. Binding is tight, hinges are secure, text is unmarked. The Board of Commissioners was set up in 1849 in accordance with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to consider claims of U.S. citizens against the Republic of Mexico. Many claimants were dissatisfied with the Board's decisions and complained in memorials to Congress, 63 of which were referred to the Select Committee. The Committee records include depositions, transcripts of hearings, correspondence, petitions, memorials, etc. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Report of the Special Committee of the United States Senate on the Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands, complete, two volumes published in one
6 Report of the Special Committee of the United States Senate on the Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands, complete, two volumes published in one
Washington Government Printing Office, 1890 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover Large 8vo 9" - 10 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, massively heavy, oversized volume, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Two volumes published as one. Volume I is sub-titled "Report of Committee and Views of the Minority," and is 459 pp. in length. Volume II is sub-titled "The Great Basin Region and California," and is 573 pp. in length, comprising also an Index. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Society of Colonial Wars: Constitution and By-Laws, Membership
7 Society of Colonial Wars: Constitution and By-Laws, Membership
New York Society of Colonial Wars, 1893 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Extremely scarce in the trade, a sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Three-quarter cloth over paper over boards. Scattered check-marks in pencil in bibliography. Moderately worn and lightly soiled front cover, more greatly soiled on rear, rough-cut pages, else clean and unmarked internally. 104 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8 Statue of Zachariah Chandler: Proceedings in statuary hall of the United States Capitol and in the Senate and the House of Representatives upon the unveiling, reception, and acceptance of the statue presented by the State of Michigan Sixty-Third Congress.
Washington D.C. Government Printing Office, 1914 Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Slim hardcover volume in olive-colored cloth over boards. Gilt titles on top board. One small, closed tear at the bottom of the frontis-piece, which has been professionally closed with glue. Frontis-piece tissue guard is intact. Scarce piece of Michigan history, most available copies being ex-library. Tips and extremities scuffed and worn, but binding is tight and pages clean and clear, if age-toned. Some spotting to boards. Consists of the official program of the statue's unveiling of the statue, which took place June 30, 1913. It contains the complete text of speeches and prayers. It was a gift from the State of Michigan to statuary hall, carved by Charles Henry Niehaus, who had completed six other statues for statuary hall and one for the Senate Gallery by 1913. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Statutes of the United States of America, passed at the Second Session of the Forty-Sixth Congress, 1879-'80 and Recent Conventions and Executive Proclamations
9 Statutes of the United States of America, passed at the Second Session of the Forty-Sixth Congress, 1879-'80 and Recent Conventions and Executive Proclamations
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1880 First Edition Softcover Poor Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Internally clean and unmarked copy but with extensive wear to and chipping of the paper wrappers, the rear panel of which is missing, so handle with care. "Edited, printed, and published under the authority of an Act of Congress, and under the direction of the Secretary of State. " Approximately 800 pages, in a plastic sleeve, but handled with care. Suitable reference copy. Public Acts and resolutions include An act to establish post roads, An act to authorize and equip an expedition to the Arctic Seas, An act for the relief of colored emigrants, claim of Choctaw Nation, Treasury to withhold payment of appropriations for Sioux on account of depredations, Washington Monument, survey of the Mississippi River, Double-turreted monitors, Health ordinances, District of Columbia, International Sanitary Conference, Egyptian Steamship Dessong, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, International Exhibition of 1883, Barge W. J. Spicer, Florida, Directing the Secretary of War to investigate the claim of the State of Florida against the U. S. For expeditions made in suppressing Indian hostilities between 1855 and 1860. Presidential Proclamations include Warning all persons from removing into or settling upon lands in the Indian Territory, Conventions include Brazil, Dominion of Canada, Netherlands, France, German Empire, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As the publisher notes, "The United States Statutes at Large, commonly referred to as the Statutes at Large, is the official source for the laws and resolutions passed by United States Congress. The Statutes at Large are generically referred to as the "session laws" of the Congress. Publication began in 1845 by the private firm of Little, Brown and Company under authority granted by a joint resolution of Congress. In 1874, Congress transferred the authority to publish the Statutes at Large to the Government Printing Office, which has been responsible for producing the set since that time. Every law, public and private, ever enacted by the Congress is published in the Statutes at Large in order of the date of its passage. Until 1948, all treaties and international agreements approved by the United States Senate were also published in the set. In addition, the Statutes at Large includes the text of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, amendments to the Constitution, treaties with Indians and foreign nations, and presidential proclamations." Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 The Battle of 1900 an Official Hand-Book for Every American Citizen (Salesman's copy)
Chicago, Illinois Wabash Publishing House, 1900 Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
A tightly bound, unmarked copy in a with minimal wear. Soiled covers with black and gilt etched lettering and designs. Rare Salesman's Copy. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania: Charter Constitution By-Laws Officers Committees Members etc.
11 The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania: Charter Constitution By-Laws Officers Committees Members etc.
The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, 1914 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Uncut pages up-front, else some rough-cut pages. Bright red cloth covers with gilt lettering to covers and spine. Mild soiling to covers, slight sunning to spine. 174 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The First Half Century of the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1893-1943
12 The First Half Century of the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1893-1943
Boston The Arthur John Clark Sowdon Publication Fund, 1944 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Publication #11 in the series funded by generous publication by the Arthur John Clark Sowdon Publication Fund. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Two-tone cloth over boards, red lettering to cover, sharp and distinct gilt lettering to spine, slight foxing to and mild dust soiling of fore-edge, moderate shelf-wear and foxing to covers, else a clean and neat, tightly bound and attractive hardcover copy. 229 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts: reprinted from the copy of the 164 edition in the Henry E. Huntington Library
13 The Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts: reprinted from the copy of the 164 edition in the Henry E. Huntington Library
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press, 1929 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hardcover 4to 11" - 13" tall 
ix + 59 pp. Withdrawn from an academic library, with all usual markings, but still an attractive and sturdy copy overall. Tall hardcover format, brown cloth boards with embossed design on cover, gilt-lettered title on spine. Book-plate on inside flap memorializes the student at Antioch College, Noel Morris, in whose name the book was donated. Fascinating Introduction provided by Max Farrand. Facsimile reproduction. Valuable find for the collector. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.20 USD
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The Leichts in California, Alaska and Canada, with the National Editorial Association in the Year 1926
14 The Leichts in California, Alaska and Canada, with the National Editorial Association in the Year 1926
Winona, Minnesota Leicht Press, 1926 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Blue cloth, with gilt lettering to cover and spine, illustrated throughout, and with a laid-in note of compliment from Mr. and Mrs. Emil Leicht, being a Christmas greeting. 77 pp. Illustrated throughout in black-and-white. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Sesqui-Centennial Exhibition for the Celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: a world festival of peace and progress
15 The Sesqui-Centennial Exhibition for the Celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: a world festival of peace and progress
Philadelphia Edward Stern & Company, 1926 First Edition Softcover Good Softcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Still sturdy booklet, in a matte board-backed sleeve, published in 1926, 62. pp of sepia-colored photos. Lovely collection of views of pavilions and general views. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Southern Review, Vol. IV: August & November, 1829
16 The Southern Review, Vol. IV: August & November, 1829
Charleston, South Carolina A.E. Miller, 1829 Hardcover Fair Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Volume IV, issues VII (August 1829) and VIII (November 1829), bound together. A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Marbled blue paper over boards, half-leather backed and tips, tips and edges and extremities being rubbed. Spine chipped with crackling to leather; hinges cracked but holding. Book-plate affixed neatly. Previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered, and with red ink stamp denoting "storage". Text toned with occasional scattered foxing. Contributions by, among others, Godfrey Higgins, David Hoffman, Samuel F.B. Morse, Henry E. Dwight, Rev. Abiel Abbot, G.W. Featherstonhough, George Timkowski. 531 pp. including Index. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Washington, the Pride of the Nation: Fifty Colored Views of Washington
17 Washington, the Pride of the Nation: Fifty Colored Views of Washington
New York A. C. Bosselman, 1910 First Edition Softcover Very Good Softcover Oblong 4to 
Black paper bindings, with color cover art rubbed at extremities. Small chip and light smudging to cover art; corners bent; leaf edges, title page lightly foxed and smudged, else a nice, tight and clean copy. In wraps. Beautiful post card-type color illustrations. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Wiretapping and Eavesdropping Legislation: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session, on S. 1086, S. 1221, S. 1495, and S. 1822, Bills Relating to Wiretapping and...
18 Wiretapping and Eavesdropping Legislation: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session, on S. 1086, S. 1221, S. 1495, and S. 1822, Bills Relating to Wiretapping and...
Washington, DC United States Government Printing Office, 1961 Softcover Very Good Softcover 8vo 
Light green softcover bindings, slightly rubbed at extremities; backstrip sunned; leaf edges lightly foxed, else a tight, clean copy. In wraps. 575 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Yale Illustrated
New Haven The Yale Publishing Association, Inc., 1931 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Oversized harcover copy, tightly bound and internally clean. Profusely illustrated in sort of tanned black-and-white photographs. Some half-toning to paste-downs and end-papers. Chip at spine bottom beginning to separate, otherwise a sturdy and nice-looking volume. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 11.20 USD
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Speeches of Abraham Lincoln, Including Inaugurals and Proclamations, Adam, G. Mercer
20 Adam, G. Mercer Speeches of Abraham Lincoln, Including Inaugurals and Proclamations
New York A.L. Burt Company, 1906 Hardcover Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Bumping to spine head and foot, rubbing of gilt lettering to spine, mild soiling and shelf- and edge-wear. Tissue-guarded frontis portrait, age-toning to text, else clean, unmarked, and tightly bound. xxiv + 14 pp. + publisher's ads. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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