n.p. n.p. ca. 1916. 32 pp. 8vo. Center stapled green paper wrappers. Propaganda pamphlet with reprints of editorials from July 1916 in support of the Railroads against the Brotherhood of Train Service Employees. Good+ or better with wrappers a bit soiled and edges with a few tiny nicks and chips; crease to rear wrapper, otherwise quite clean. Uncommon.
Boston: Practical Politics, 1910. 310 pp. Illus. with b/w photos. 24mo. Limp Cloth. First printing. Photographs and biographies of the Governor, Senate, and House Members (plus a few others) in Massachusetts in 1910. From the Library of Lynde Sullivan, a House Member from a prominent family (stretching back to before the revolutionary war and including a General, Governor, and Author among others). A very good copy with corners creased.
Boston: B.B. Russell & Co. 1868. 480 pp. Illus. with 7 steel engravings with tissue guards. 8vo. Cloth. Second printing. First published a year earlier in 1867. Rebacked in modern brown cloth, some soiling on boards, front hinge starting, light scattered foxing, faint dampstain to lower fore-edge, otherwise contents quite clean, good or better.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1856. 36 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Though dealing primarily with the creation of the country, Adams securely ties the concept of freedom to the issue of slavery: "Even the habit of holding innocent men in bondage, which was universal at the opening of the Revolution, has gradually receded from one half of the Union, and the statute books, which teemed with provisions for the perpetuation of their stains. So long as he lived, no person was more active and influential in accelerating these reforms, especially in his own State where they were the most needed, than the author of the Declaration of Independence himself." Appendix: Order of exercises on the eightieth anniversary of the independence of the United States of America, in the First Congregational church in Quincy, July 4, 1856. A very good copy, lightly soiled wrappers, mail fold. Sabin 179.
Fall River: Almy & Milne, 1860. 20 pp. 8vo. Stitched. First edition. A strong anti-slavery speech that attacks the views that the right o property is the first object of all human government, that the declaration of principles in the declaration of independence was meant only for whites, and that the government cannot intervene in the states even "to prevent the establishment of dangerous or vicious institutions." Lacking wrappers else a very good copy with some soiled spots on the title page. LCP. Afro-Americana 45.
[Washington, D.C.]: Republican Executive Congressional Committee, 1860. 7 pp., . 8vo. Disbound. First edition. List of speeches and documents available from the Republican Executive Congressional Committee on last page. An attack on the south and the sessionists. Removed from a larger volume else a very good copy with tear on top edge of last 2 leaves. LCP. Afro-Americana 46. Dumond p. 3.
[Philadelphia]: 1800. 8 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. An early extradition case which grew into a firestorm of protest. Thomas Nash, who had participated in a bloody mutiny on a British ship, had escaped the British manhunt for the mutineers, only to be spotted in the United States where he was detained. The British wanted him extradited under the terms of the Jay Treaty. Nash then claimed he was an American citizen by the name of Jonathan Robbins, when in fact he was Irish. Though there were no charges brought against him, he had a habeas corpus hearing and was extradited by Judge Thomas Bee with the tacit approval of President John Adams. The British executed him and the Jeffersonians, fueled by anti-British sentiments, kept his case alive, where it was then taken up in Congress. Many of these same legal issues have surfaced again since 2001. Stab holes at inner margin but still a very good+ unopened (uncut) copy. Evans 38782.
Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1962. xcviii, 365 pp.; x, 458 pp.; xiii, 449 pp.; x, 403 pp. Illus. with b/w photos. Sm. 4to. Cloth. Second printing. Vol. 1: Diary 1755-1770, Vol. 2: Diary 1771-1781, Vol. 3: Diary 1782-1804 and Autobiography Through 1776, Vol. 4: Autobiography 1777-1780 and Index. About fine with most copies as new in good+ to very good lightly soiled dust jackets with a few small tears and chips at the extremities, mainly at the spine ends.
[Washington, D.C.]: Printed by Lemuel Towers, 1859. 16 pp. 8vo. Self wrappers. First edition. Garnett Bowditch Adrain (1815-1878) was a New Brunswick attorney who served two terms in Congress from 1857 to 1861. Here, in opposing the Buchanan administration's candidate for Speaker of the House, T. S. Bocock of Virginia, he defends himself as an anti-Lecompton Democrat, against charges of Party disloyalty, reviewing the major national issues of slavery, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and disunion, and argues that Stephen Douglas is the best candidate for President. OCLC locates only 12 copies. Blind stamp on the title page, spine reinforced, contents clean, a good+ copy. New Jersey & the Negro: 516. Not in LCP. Afro-Americana.
Ankara, Turkey: Turk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi, 1954. 69 pp. Illus. with 1 color plate + b/w photos, reproductions, and maps. Sm. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Piri Reis (15th-16th c.) Turkish admiral whose world map is the oldest known Turkish atlas showing the New World, and one of the oldest maps of America. A very good- copy with front wrapper nearly detached.
[Washington, D.C.]: [Duff Green, printer]. 1829. 4 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Feb. 19. - Bill reported, [No. 92,] and ordered that this memorial be printed. 20th Congress, 2d session. Doc. no. 91. A very good copy with light foxing. Sabin 87961. Amer. Imprints 41234. Check List on American Railroads before 1841: 354.
Albany: The Argus Co., Printers, 1868. 56 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. With an early mention of "petroleum" which was just becoming an important product to pass through Albany. Scarce. We could find no copies on OCLC or RLIN. Spine torn at head else a very good copy, small nick to front wrapper with a vertical crease running throughout. Not in NYPL, Baker, Smithsonian, LOC, NYSL.
np: Journal of Economic and Business History. 1931. [602 - 629] pp. 8vo. Stapled paper wrappers. Offprint. Reprinted from the Journal of Economic and Business History, Volume III, Number 4, August 1931. Boston, Baltimore, and Philadelphia vied with New York for leadership in commerce but New York won, mainly due to its trade with the South. OCLC shows only 3 copies. A near fine copy.
México: Tipografia de Manuel Payno, 1848. v, , , 401,  pp. Illus. with 28 lithographic maps and plates: 14 folding maps; 14 portrait plates; and one folding table. Sm. 4to. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, four raised bands, gilt title on spine. First edition. With all maps and plates. "Extremely rare," Sabin. Fifteen authors (listed at the conclusion of the introduction) provide the Mexican view of the war with battle plans. Originally published in installments in late 1848 to early 1849, then the remaining issues were bound, which may explain the lower plate or map counts in most other copies currently offered as well as those listed by Eberstadt, Sabin, Palau, Howes. Severely criticizes the loss of nearly 55% of Mexican territory by General Santa Anna who had the work suppressed, copies in private hands burned, and the authors imprisoned. "They [the authors] wanted to understand why Mexico had lost the war and the nation's territory. They wanted to present this study in the form of "Apuntes" so that the information could serve as an example of how to preserve the nation in the future. That is the great achievement of this work. That the writers hoped it would teach other generations about the critical moments Mexico had experienced, about what had led to them, and how we could correct our course in order to preserve what remained of the territory and the nation. Later they became politicians and worked together with the generation led by Benito Juárez. Their experiences during the U.S.-Mexican war helped them when they had to face the French invasion in the 1860s. Eventually they did carry out the work of consolidating Mexico," (from "'Apuntes' and the Lessons of History:" A Conversation with Jesús Velasco-Márquez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México). An English translation, 'The Other Side, or, Notes for the history of the war between Mexico and the United States', was published in New York and London, 1850. "The best Mexican source on the conduct of the war" Windsor, Narrative and Critical History of America, VII, p. 443. Provenance: Nelson Osgood Rhoades (bookplate). About very good, small chip to foot of spine, edges worn, armorial bookplate on free front endpaper, scattered foxing, tide line on top fore margin of first dozen or so leaves, a few leaves with old reinforcement repairs on top inner edge affecting a few words, one map with a few repairs affecting the neat line at one corner and blank areas, one leaf with two wear holes to lower margin, otherwise quite solid. Palau 14138. Sabin 48281. Howes A105 (b). Streeter I:279. Haferkorn 8. Eberstadt 114-733. Tutorow 3254.
Boston: Office Boston Daily Bee, 1857. 60 pp. 8vo. Stitched paper wrappers. First edition. William Rounseville Alger (1822-1905) attended Harvard Divinity School from 1844-1847, was a Unitarian minister in Roxbury, Mass., where he served until 1855, was a member of the Free Masons. and an active abolitionist and this speech created quite a stir: "The fierce clamor of the slaveholding interest for more room, fresh prey, new chains and whips, and a longer lease of power drowns the voices of the Revolutionary Fathers, vilified the Declaration of Independence, incenses the country, disgraces the age, and insults the world." Preface and appendix. About very good with wrappers torn several inches along spine, front wrapper with two small tears along bottom edge and a closed tear along fore edge, owner's name on top edge, text clean. Sabin 757. LCP. Afro-Americana 222 (2nd).
[Washington, D. C.]: Blair & Rives, printers. 1836. 12 pp. 8vo. Stitched self wrappers. First edition. December 12, 1836. Reprinted by order of the House of Representatives. February 16, 1836. Mr. C. Allan (of Kentucky), from the Select Committee, to which the subject had been referred, made the report. 24th Congress, 2d Session. [Rep. No. 96.] Ho. of Reps. OCLC shows four copies. A very good unopened copy.
Madrid: En la Oficina de Antonio Fernandez, 1778. 196 pp. 8vo. Later vellum, spine lettered in manuscript. First edition. Written just a year before Spain joined the fight against England, an interesting history, and the longest Spanish work to that date, describing the English colonies in America. Quite thorough with seventeen chapters covering the origin and establishment of the English Colonies in America; detailed accounts of Virginia, Maryland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Carolina, Georgia; Colonies acquired from other European countries by Treaty; Canada, Florida; Observations concerning the colonies; Customs and Religion of the Indians; particular plants in English America, as well as information on the industry, commerce and navigation. Despite the date of its publication, and the preface in which Alvarez notes that all eyes are on these "Anglo-Americans," he provides little concrete detail on the revolution itself. Provenance: From the library of Alberto Parreño, with his bookplate on front paste down. A very good copy, front board slightly bowed, small split to vellum on rear board at lower joint, minor soiling, else a bright, sharp copy. Palau 9252. Sabin 975. Howes A192 ("aa"). Medina BHA: V, 4832. Clark I, 187.