[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.
[Philadelphia]: American Iron and Steel Association, -1889. Pages vary from 12 to 24 pp. each. 8vo. Self wrappers. First editions (except one). Beginning with "Hard Times" circa 1878 then through to Tract No. 1, 1889. Dudley, Thomas H.: What protection has done for the United States (No. 2, 1880); Stebbins, Giles Badger: A Tariff is not a Tax (No. 3, 1880); Freed, A. T.: The "barbarism" of protection an open letter to John Bright (No. 7, 1880); Who are benefited by protection? : an editorial article in the Bulletin of the American Iron and Steel Association (No. 8, 1880); Mason, David Hastings: Bottom facts. A calm presentation of some of the foundation principles upon which the American policy of protection to home industry rests (No. 1, 1881); The testimony of the fathers : distinguished opinions on industry, labor, wages, foreign trade, and protection (No. 2, 1881); Twenty years of protection (No. 3, 1881); The "barbarism" of protection an open letter to John Bright (No. 4, 1881); Fresh Facts. The Cost of Transportation of Western Farm Products (No. 2, 1882, 2nd ed); The testimony of the fathers : distinguished opinions on industry, labor, wages, foreign trade, and protection : chronologically arranged (No. 3, 1882); Swank, James Moore: Footprints of the British lion (No. 2, 1884); Swank, James Moore: All about tinplates : Great Britain's monopoly in the manufacture of tinplates for the American market (No. 1, 1889); Swank, James Moore: Great Britain's monopoly in the manufacture of tinplates: a letter to the Hon. William B. Allison (Also No. 1, 1889). James Moore Swank was a pioneering protectionist who headed the American Iron and Steel Association from 1872 until 1912. Very good copies.
New York: American Protective Tariff League, 1890. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Includes List Numbers 13 (August 30), "Workingmen and the Tariff"; 19 (May 14), "Why Irishmen Should be Protectionists"; 20 (June 4), "Protection"; 21 (May 28), "What is a Tariff?"; 22 (June 11), "Wool Growing and Wool Manufacturing"; 31 (July 5), "Speech of Hon. Wm. McKinley, Jr on the New Tariff Bill in the House of Representatives, Wednesday, May 7th, 1890"; 32 (July 2),"Free Trade or Protection? Blaine's Reply to Gladstone"; 33 (August 1), "The American Policy of Protection applied to American Shipping Engaged in International Commerce". The periodical was published weekly, Apr.-Dec. 1890, but afterwards published irregularly. Overall very good copies.
New York: American Protective Tariff League, 1887. 22 pp.; 8 pp.; 8 pp. 8vo. Stapled paper wrappers. First edition. The American Protective Tariff League was organized in 1885. The first item was a printing of the "Address of Hon. William Lawrence, of Ohio, before the Farmers' National Congress, at Chicago, November 11, 1887." The second "An address to some free traders. Before the Commonwealth Club of New York, December 19, 1887." Very good copies.
Albany: Univ. of State of New York, 1933. (1932). 322 pp. Illus. with 65 b/w photos and drawings, 1 map. Sm. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. New York State Museum Handbook 15. Charles C. Adams, preface. Photographs by William F. Winter and Edwin J. Stein. "This comprehensive work is devoted primarily to the industries of the eastern Shaker communities, but it has wider applications," Richmond II, p.6). A very good copy, spine darkened, contents about fine. Richmond 1759.
Washington, D.C. National Silver Committee, 1896. 16 pp. 8vo. Self wrappers. First edition. Bailey's speech runs fourteen pages, Teller's, two. Both argue for the reintroduction of silver. OCLC locates only three copies of this edition with both speeches: University of Virginia, Georgia, and Wisconsin. A good copy, first and last leaf detached, with browning leaves and a few chips.
Washington, D.C. n.p. 1892. 22 pp. 8vo. Stapled paper wrappers. First edition. Horace Franklin Bartine (1848-1918), U.S. Representative from Nevada, became editor of the National Bimetallist magazine after leaving Congress. OCLC shows only four copies: UC San Diego, Western Reserve, Wisc. Historical Soc., Rutherford B Hayes Lib. A very good copy with detached lightly soiled front wrapper, leaves browning.
Boston: Committee of the Boston Board of Trade on Immigration. (ca 1860s). Unpaged [1 pp]. Sm. 4to. Removed. First edition. A letter from the Committee of the Boston Board of Trade on immigration informing its members that it has a "favorable opportunity of supplying employers in all branches of manufactures, trade, agriculture, mining, domestic services, etc., with such help as they require... of a superior class of skilled labor from Great Britain." A very good clean bright copy with mail folds.
Boston: 1869. 1 sheet. Folio. Signed and dated 1 January 1869. Sealed with 50 cent Internal Revenue conveyance stamp. Title arches over an etching of a three masted ship steaming at sea. Boston Lloyds was an insurance organization formed as "an Association for the purpose of taking Marine Risks by means of Individual Underwriting", and "by power of attorney, have [ing] each [member] authorized Richard S. Haven to make insurance for them, in their individual capacity, as the said Richard S. Haven may deem proper; and for that purpose to perform all acts necessary to the proper fulfillment of the object." There were sixty members, each allowing Haven to commit them up to $500 each. One of the firms was S. C. Thwing & Co. of Boston, whose commitment document this is. Its primary owner was Supply Clap Thwing (1798-1871), a wealthy businessman with roots tracing back to the Pilgrims. He was active in the mercantile trades between the East Indies and New Orleans, was a ship owner, and active in the coal trade. Richard S. Haven came to Boston from California, became an insurance agent for a number of companies, before forming Boston Lloyds, which, unfortunately did not last half a decade, perhaps failing about 1874. Rare. The only known documents on Boston Lloyds are held in the archives of the Peabody Essex Museum. Near fine, some browning at upper edge. The United States Insurance Gazette, V. 28 new series (1868-9) pp. 26-7; Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, p. 251.
[Washington, D.C.]: n.p. 1860. 8 pp. 8vo. Disbound. First edition. Simon Cameron (1799-1889) the senator from Pennsylvania argues for an increase in tariffs which under the Democratic administration of Buchanan had led to a 30% drop in government revenues (good for the South at the expense of the North). Cameron served as United States Secretary of War for Abraham Lincoln at the start of the American Civil War. Removed from a larger volume, a good copy, tiny numeral inked to top fore corner. Sabin 10169n.
[Washington, D.C.]: Printed at the Office of Blair & Rives, 1847. 7 pp. 8vo. Disbound. First edition. Signed by the author on slip clipped from original "franked" mailing envelope. Argues for the constitutionality of the Rivers and Harbors Act which Polk vetoed. Provenance: Fisher M. Rice, Walpole N.H., Principal of the New England Mercantile Union (envelope).OCLC locates only five copies: Indiana State Univ., Indiana Hist. Soc., Ct. State, Newberry, Boston Athenaeum. Removed from a larger volume else a very good copy, original mailing slip tipped to inner margin of title, faint mail fold.
Philadelphia: Lydia R. Bailey, No. 10, North Alley, & William Stevely & Co. 1823 & 1840. 49 pp., -77,  pp. 8vo. Plain green paper wrappers. First edition. First part: "Published by order of the president and directors of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company, June 1, 1823." Second part, with a separate title page, has imprint: Philadelphia, Printed by William Stavely & Co., Jan. 1, 1840, and contains laws from 1827 to 1838. Neither in Cohen. OCLC locates only 6 libraries with both parts: Hagley, Franklin Institute, Lib. Comp. Phila., Penn State, Univ. Mich. Clements Lib., and Univ. Delaware. Numerals on front wrapper and title page, institutional bookplate and perforated stamp, wrappers creased with some edge wear, still a very good copy. Amer. Imprints 12117 (1823). Rink 4780 (1823). Goldsmiths'-Kress No. 23904.4.
Boston: Printed by Beals and Homer, 1831. 40 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Perhaps written by David Henshaw (1791-1852), Collector of the Port of Boston and Massachusetts State Senator. Henshaw was a strong Free Trade Democrat who here attacks Otis' support of tariffs. A good copy, penned numerals on title, stain to bottom edge at inner margin, not affecting text, mail fold, small holes on last 2 leaves affecting a few letters. Sabin 70271. Shaw & Shoemaker 8969. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 27175.17.
New Haven: T.J. Stafford, Printer, 1852. 24 pp. Sm. 8vo. Disbound. First edition. To avoid ruinous rate wars, railroads began to collude in earnest in the 1850s, the first recorded meeting being that of the New England railroad companies in the winter of 1850-1851, followed then by this general railroad convention at Springfield, Mass., called for by the principals of the New York and New Haven railroad, to consider uniform train rules, exchange of reports, timetables, and abuses in the issuance of free passes. The Ohio Railroad Convention thereafter met annually in the fifties. OCLC shows only eight locations: Lib. of Congress, Amer. Antiquarian Soc., Harvard (2), Univ. Missouri, Linda Hall Lib., Dartmouth, and Univ. Denver. Removed from a larger volume else a very good copy, chips to last three leaves, of which two are blanks, without loss of text.
Denver: News Print, (1893). 8 pp. 8vo. Stapled paper wrappers. First edition. The Denver Chamber "protests against this circular of the City of Hartford, challenges the truth of every assertion of its preambles, and asks that those whose judgment may have been affected to examine the actual facts in the premises." OCLC shows only seven copies, all but one east of the Mississippi. A very good copy, small chips on the corners of the wrappers.
Washington: Printed at the Globe Office, 1844. 8 pp. 8vo. Self wrappers (paper). First edition. Robert Pinckney Dunlap (1794-1859) was the Democratic Governor of Maine, (1834-38) and U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1843-4. OCLC shows four locations: G. Washington Univ., Bowdoin, Columbia, and Wisc. Hist. Soc. About good: library stamps to wrappers, edges worn with tears, scattered foxing, damp stain to lower corner. Williamson: Bibliography State of Maine 2977.
Boston: n.p. 1850. 1 pp. First edition. Addressed to Sam G. Rea, Salem, Mass. with 5 cent cancel postmarked Boston April 6 . An attempt to solicit the owners of Dividend 4 to then petition the East Boston Company to extend the deadline for land acquisition along the Wharves as the value of the land was expected to grow rapidly with the arrival of the Grand Junction railroad and water from Lake Cochituate. The committee was headed by Albert Bowker (most likely the Treasurer of the East Boston Savings Bank), Samuel O. Mead (financier from Weymouth), and Joshua Bates (financier who shortly funded the start of the Boston Public Library). A very good copy of this self-mailer, sealing wax present, small chip to blank.