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Women's Fashions at the time of the Civil War, Vol I , II, & III
1 Women's Fashions at the time of the Civil War, Vol I , II, & III
Yesterday in Pictures 1993 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
No place: Roast Pigeon Press / Yesterday in Pictures, Inc. 1993. Softcover pamphlet bound with 2-3 staples. This booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has about 70 different illustrations with the original text describing most images. 23 pp. A compilation of women's fashion illustrations and descriptions found in Harper's Monthly Magazine and Godey's Lady's Book dating from 1860 - 1865. Images taken from: Harper's Monthly Magazine: January - December, 1860; January - December, 1861; January - December, 1862; January - December, 1863; January - June, August - November, 1864. Godey's Lady's Book: December, 1864; January-March, May -August, October, 1865. They were compiled by a lifelong collector of woodblock illustrations, who later compiled and professionally published them in this booklet. 
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Ayer's Almanac for 1889 [Ayer's Sarsaparilla], Ayer, Dr. J. C.
2 Ayer, Dr. J. C. Ayer's Almanac for 1889 [Ayer's Sarsaparilla]
London Leadenhall Press 1898 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd. 1898. First Edition. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt decoration on front cover, with title on spine. Measures 6" x 7-3/4" tall. 510 pp. with 22 pages of advertisements in the back. Stated 400 illustrations. Index of story titles in back. Top edge gilt. An interesting almanac for the J. C. Ayer & Co., which markets the Ayer's products within a handy almanac for the year 1889. Interesting catch is they reproduce the english version into 20 other languages, for a total of 21. A table in the front corresponds with the stamped number on each title page. Languages: English (Middle US & Australia / South Africa), "Indian" (East Indies), Spanish (Argentina, Equator, Central America); Portuguese, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian-Danish, Bohemian, Welsh, Italian, Finnish; cover specimens from pamphlets: Turkish, Armenian, Greek, Bulgarian, Polish, Hawaiian, Gujarati, Burmese, and Chinese. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Corners, edges and head / tail of spine bumped and rubbed, with chip at head of spine. Soiling and wear to covers. Front and rear interior gutters cracked. Unknown number of pages missing from front - no title page or front free end paper present. Otherwise internally clean and tight binding. Not ex-library. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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1867 INDEPENDENCE HALL DAY signers Harper's Monthly July 206, B. M. Wilder
3 B. M. Wilder 1867 INDEPENDENCE HALL DAY signers Harper's Monthly July 206
New York Harper's Monthly Magazine 1867 1st Edition No Binding Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
1867 INDEPENDENCE HALL AND INDEPENDENCE DAY Author: B. M. Wilder Article title: Independence Hall and Independence Day Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1867. Notes: A twelve page article about the history of the iconic symbol of our Nation's liberty - Independence Hall, Philadelphia PA. Article also covers early American Revolution statesmen and patriots, with illustrations and some examples of their signatures, including a short bio on each. Many more articles and numerous illustrations contained within! Condition: Complete article found within original Harper's Monthly Magazine. Original wrapers-bound with chipping and creases on outer wrappers. Spine intact but rubbed at edges. Now enclosed in a archival crystal-clear magazine slip. 
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The National Ode - The Memorial Freedom Poem, Bayard Taylor
4 Bayard Taylor The National Ode - The Memorial Freedom Poem
Boston William F. Gill & Co. 1877 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Boston: William F. Gill & Co, 1877. Later printing from the 1876 edition. Light blue Victorian gilt decorated cloth hardcover, with gilt title on front board, and illustrative gilt title decorations on spine, with no dust jacket. Measures 6-1/4" x 8-7/8" tall. 74 pp. Numerous illustrations (78 named illustrations throughout text). All edges gilt. A patriotic book to celebrate 100th anniversary of the birth of American Independence and the United States of America, with the 'National Ode - The Memorial Freedom Poem'. This original poem was read on the steps of Independence Hall, Philadelphia on July 4th, 1876 as the crowning success of the memorable exercises of that eventful day. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed - especially bottom corners. Head and tail of spine rubbed. Outer spine split from rear gutter, 4-1/4" down (closed tear), could be easily mended with archival book glue. Front and rear board covers show the wear and staining of age. Rear top back cover show slight moisture stain and a discoloration spot, about 3/4" square size. Thumb prints and some foxing present internally. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. 
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Roxbury [Boston] Directory 1856, Bicknell, J. T.
5 Bicknell, J. T. Roxbury [Boston] Directory 1856
Roxbury, MA J.T. Bicknell & Co. 1856 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5 
Roxbury, MA: Published by J.T. Bicknell & Co. Measures 5-3/4" x 3-3/4" Blindstamped brown cloth binding with gilt title and decoration on front cover; blindstamped decoration on back cover. No title on spine. 168 pp. with 73 pp. of vintage illustrated advertisements. Foldout map of City of Roxbury (Boston), 1856: by Charles H. Poole, engraved by E.A. Teulon. Book contains many pages of advertisements in front section, along with lunar tables, calendar, a fold out map, and city directory with Last name, First name and street address location. Example: "Jackman, Moses M. contractor, h. Chestnut, near Elm" The front section claims 4,000+ names with more than 1,000 changes from the 1854 volume (two years previous). The wealth of knowledge contained in this condensed book is amazing - especially for genealogy resources. Full title: [The ROXBURY DIRECTORY, Containing THE CITY RECORD, NAMES OF THE CITIZENS, A BUSINESS DIRECTORY, and A MAP OF THE CITY; With an Almanac for 1856] A very rare and important city directory containing listings for numerous prominent Boston (Roxbury) families, including Fitzgerald's, Adams, etc. A wonderful genealogy resource for the Boston area. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Outer boards show small signs of insect damage ot back cover (three small areas) and a slight discoloration of the lower rear panel. Condition of map: foldout map is in very good condition, with no tears. Spine contains white adhesive remainder from previous owner's tape label for organizing his previous collection. Interior pages have some spots of foxing present. Background Information: Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, and became a city in 1846 until annexed to Boston on January 5, 1868. The original town of Roxbury once included the current Boston neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, the South End and much of Back Bay. Roxbury now generally ends at Columbus Avenue to the north and Lenox Street to the east. Listed in the City Directory: Henry H. Richardson, architect; Rev. John W. Olmstead, editor of Watchman; including 4,000+ more listings. 
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The History of Illinois [Joseph Smith], Brown, Henry
6 Brown, Henry The History of Illinois [Joseph Smith]
New York New World Press 1844 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: J. Winchester, New World Press, 1844. First edition. Measures 5-5/8" x 8-5/8" tall. 492 pp. + 10 pp. of advertisements. Full chapter contents section in front of book. Appendix with the Death of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, and the Mississippi Flood. Full title: The History of Illinois, from its First Discovery and Settlement, to the Present Time. Includes previous owner's illustrated bookplate: notable Chicagoan Joseph T. Ryerson (of the Ryerson & Son Steel company). This is a very early and important history of the state and major cities, from their early settlement leading to the present (1840's). The Expedition to Vincennes, Tecumseh, Battle of Tippecanoe, War of 1812, Black Hawk War and Joseph Smith's death and the Mormons are discussed. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Map missing. Previously rebound ex-library copy, with pastedowns on front board. Title page has Chicago Historical Society embossed stamp, as well as DD number and library shelving info on copyright page (pencil). Original board coverings removed and nicely remounted on rebound copy; blindstamping of front and back covers still noticeable. Board corners and edges bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine show a bit of chipping. Both outer boards show a bit of soiling from age. Some water staining to first few inner corner pages, as well as noticeable darker stain on front and rear covers. Internally, contents have some loose pages, as well as pages detached and laid in. Detached and laid-in pages have chipped edges from not aligning with text block. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to inner rear cover (see description). Lastly, adhesive tape label removed from spine, with white dry adhesive mark remaining. 
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[Civil War]
7 Ebell, Adrian J. [Civil War] "The Indian Massacres and War of 1862" in Harper's Monthly Magazine Vol 27 June, 1863
Yesterday in Pictures 1990 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
Original photocopied article "The Indian Massacres and War of 1863", as published in Harper's Monthly Magazine Vol 27, June 1863. Pages 1-24. A photocopy of the original 24 page article, with enlarged and clear text - including all 17 illustrations. This article comes from the original Harper's Monthly Magazine publication - carefully removed, cleaned, enlarged and photocopied to fit 8-1/2" x 11" sheets of paper. They were compiled by a lifelong collector of woodblock illustrations, who later compiled and professionally published them in this booklet. This is an original publication from Yesterday in Pictures, Inc. dating from 1990. This booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11". This publication is no longer in print, as only one edition was ever made. 
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Memorials of Prison Life, Finley, Rev. James
8 Finley, Rev. James Memorials of Prison Life
Cincinnati Swormstedt & Poe 1852 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
Cincinnati: Swormstedt & Poe, 1852. Originally published 1850. Assumed 2nd printing. Hardcover measures 7-3/4" x 4-3/4" wide. Dark brown blind-embossed covers with no title. 354 pp. A memoir of a chaplain to the penitentiary of Ohio, describing his experiences. Book in fair condition with flaws noted: Outer spine removed from text block. Much interior foxing present on pages. No other writing or marks present. Front inner gutter cracked, and cover slightly loose. 
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California: For Health, Pleasure, and Residence. A Book For Travellers and Settlers, Nordhoff, Charles
9 Nordhoff, Charles California: For Health, Pleasure, and Residence. A Book For Travellers and Settlers
New York Harper & Bros. 1872 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874. 1st Edition. Measures 7" by 9" tall. Reddish-brown cloth hardcover with gilt title and ornamentation on front and back covers. 255 pages with 8 full pages of advertisements. Frontispiece map of Western States and California; 57 named illustrations. Author Nordhoff writes this as a travel narrative and tourism guide with highlights for visitors, and a guide for new settlers. Describes the Mormon faith in Utah, traveling by rail to and from destinations, among many other topics. Has a full chapter on wine production in California. Book is in overall good condition with flaws noted: front and rear hinge starting; corners and head / tail of spine bumped & rubbed. Bottom edge of boards heavily rubbed at tail of spine. Outer rear joint cracked and lightly chipped. Previous owner pasted photo on front endpaper. FFEP has previous label removed and damage to page. Illustrations bright and text clean. 
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10 Phebe Hanaford Daughters of America - or Women of the Century
Augusta, ME True And Company 1883 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Contents: A comprehensive biography of famous women in history, with an emphasis leading up to the 1880's (at time of publication). See the entire list below. Book Description: True And Company, Augusta, ME, 1883 Illustrated with 33 Illustrations (Portraits), plus Chapter Headpiece Designs. Condition: Overall, book in very good condition. Glossy dust jacket in clean condition. Previous collector has some highlighting to pages. Previous collector's name plate on inner front cover. Not ex-library or book club edition. The Contents includes: I. Preliminary Chapter: A History of the Role of Women; Women of Israel; Roman Matrons; Women in Greece and Sparta; Women and the advent of Christianity; Women in Asia , Africa , etc.; Pocahontas; Pilgrim Mothers; Colonial Women; Phillis Wheatley; Hannah Duston; Mercy Warren; Mary Washington. II. Women of the American Revolution: Declaration of Independence, How and when made first by a woman , Abigail Adams; A Philadelphia woman's letter; Heroism of Schoharie Women; Deborah Franklin; Elizabeth , Grace and Rachel Martin; Deborah Samson; Mother Bailey; Anne Fitzhugh; Moll Pitcher; The Women's League; Esther Reed; Lydia Darrah; Groton Women, Etc. III. Wives of the Presidents: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Martha Jefferson, Dolly P. Madison, Mrs. Monroe, Louisa Catherine Adams, Rachel Jackson, Hannah Van Buren, Anna Harrison, Letitia Christian Tyler, Julia Gardner Tyler, Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, Abigail Fillmore, Jane Appleton Pierce, Mary Todd Lincoln, Eliza Johnson, Julia Grant. Lucy W Hayes, Lucretia R Garfield, Ella L. Arthur. IV. Women Leaders in Society: Martha Jefferson Randolph, Mrs. Donelson, Mrs. Andrew Jackson Jr., Angelica Van Buren, Abigail Fillmore, Harriet Lane, Martha Patterson, Mary Stover, Sarah Livingston Jay, Elizabeth Temple Winthrop, Mercy Warren. Hannah Winthrop, Etc. V. Philanthropic Women: Susan Huntington, Margaret Prior, Mary Ledyard, Kate Moore, Ida Lewis Father Taylor's widowed friend, Sarah Hoffman, Isabella Graham, Sophia C Hoffman, Lydia Maria Child, Maria Chapman and other anti slavery women, Charity Rodman, Dorothea L Dix, Mary Ledyard, Clara Barton Etc. VI. Women During the Civil War: Women of the Sanitary Commission, Women of the Christian Commission, Women Soldiers, Women Nurses, Women Teachers among the Freedmen (freed slaves)., Heroic Women - both North and South. VII. Literary Women: Hannah Adams, Catherine M. Sedgwick, Catherine E. Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Margaret Fuller D'Ossoli, Adeline D. T. Whitney, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frances Dana Gage, Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Louisa May Alcott, Catherine M. Sedgewick, Etc. VIII. Women Poets: Julia Ward Howe. Lydia H. Sigourney, Elizabeth Akers Allen, Lucy Larcom Alice and Phebe Carey, Frances B. Osgood, Caroline A. Mason, Celia Thaxter & Etc. IX. Women Scientists: Maria Mitchell, Grace Anna Lewis, Sarah Hackett Stevenson, Ann Maria Redfield, Lydia F Fowler, Elizabeth C. Agassiz, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, and others. X. Women Artists: Harriet Hosmer, Emma Stebbins, Eliza Greatorex, Lily M Spencer, Margaret Foley, May Alcott, Emily Sartain, Mary B. Mellen , and others. Including many more chapters with dozens more listings: XI. Women Lecturers; XII. Women Reformers; XIII. Women Preachers; XIV. Women Missionaries; XV. Women Educators; XVI. Women Physicians; XVII. Women as Readers, Actors and Singers; XVIII. Women in Business; XIX. Women of Faith; XX. Women Inventors; XXI. Women Lawyers; XXII. Women Journalists; XXIII. Women Printers; XXIV. Women Librarians; XXV. Women Agriculturists; XXVI. Women Historians; XXVII. Women Travelers; 
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1878 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNPUBLISHED LETTERS facsimiles Harper's Monthly March 334, Philips, B.
11 Philips, B. 1878 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNPUBLISHED LETTERS facsimiles Harper's Monthly March 334
New York Harper's Monthly Magazine 1878 1st Edition No Binding Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
1878 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNPUBLISHED LETTERS Author: Philips, B. Title: Some Unpublished Letters of Washington Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878. Notes: A 10 page article contains numerous descriptions of unpublished letters (of all topics) by George Washington, as well as two illustrations / facsimiles of his writing style. Condition: Complete article removed from within original Harper's Monthly Magazine. Original wrapers-bound removed and missing. Now enclosed in a archival crystal-clear magazine slip. 
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12 Twain, Mark [Mark Swain] "Forty-three Days in an Open Boat" Harper's Monthly Magazine Dec. 1866 Vol 34
New York Harper's Monthly Magazine 1866 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Magazine 4to - over 9 - 12 
Forty-three Days in an Open Boat, by Mark Swain (pp. 104-113) (Mark Twain's first appearance in print in a national magazine): Book Description: Harper & Brothers December 1866, New York, 1866. Volume 34, Issue #199. General soiling. Good or better and scarce in wraps. Notable for containing Mark Twain's first appearance in print in a national magazine, predating his first book. Published anonymously in the individual issues, the story is attributed in the table of contents in the bound volumes to "Mark Swain," as Twain had yet to gain national recognition, though his "jumping frog" story was just beginning to spread in newspapers throughout America. Condition: Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Leather spine binding worn at edges & head and tail. Outer spine edges cracked on head of spine, 2-1/2" and 1-3/4" respectively; lower spine cracked at outer edge 2" length. Front inner gutter starting, responding to above mentioned cracks. Corners and edges bumped and rubbed; fore edge shows a few bump indentations. Outer cloth covers show light wear; rear top corner shows a corner of moisture damage, 'wrinkling' the cloth (although entire covers feel firm and tight). Marbled endpapers have light age wear to their glossy appearance. Internally, foxed endpapers and random locations within text. Notable 'spots' around Wild Bill article (see picture). Title page torn and creased, almost 3/4 way thru (blank back side could easily be repaired with japan paper method. Otherwise internally clean and tight binding. Not ex-library. No other interior marks, writing, highlighting, or major things to note. Bright pages and crisp/clean illustrations throughout. A description of the events by Twain himself, taken from 'My Debut as a Literary Person': "This was in 1866. I prepared my contribution, and then looked around for the best magazine to go up to glory in. I selected the most important one in New York. The contribution was accepted. I signed it 'MARK TWAIN;' for that name had some currency on the Pacific coast, and it was my idea to spread it all over the world, now, at this one jump. The article appeared in the December number, and I sat up a month waiting for the January number; for that one would contain the year's list of contributors, my name would be in it, and I should be famous and could give the banquet I was meditating. I did not give the banquet. I had not written the 'MARK TWAIN' distinctly; it was a fresh name to Eastern printers, and they put it 'Mike Swain' or 'MacSwain,' I do not remember which. At any rate, I was not celebrated and I did not give the banquet. I was a Literary Person, but that was all--a buried one; buried alive." This volume also contains the original (and first story) about 'Wild Bill Hickok', written by Colonel George Ward Nichols, after a 'quick draw' duel between Hickok and Davis Tutt, Jr. in Springfield, Missouri on July 21, 1865. The article recounts the hundreds of men Hickok (James Butler Hickok) personally killed, and other exaggerated exploits. 
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The Johnstown Horror or Valley of Death, Walker, James Herbert
13 Walker, James Herbert The Johnstown Horror or Valley of Death
Philadelphia Keystone Publishing 1889 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Keystone Publishing. Published 1889, first edition. Full leather hardcover with title on spine in gilt, in no dust jacket. 460 pp. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-3/4" tall. Full page illustrations throughout. Full title: The Johnstown Horror!!! or Valley of Death, being a complete and thrilling account of the awful floods and their appalling ruin, containing graphic descriptions of the terrible rush of waters; the great destruction of houses, factories, churches, towns and thousands of human lives; heart-rending scenes of agony, separation of loved ones, panic-stricken multitudes and their frantic efforts to escape a horrible fate. [end title] History: The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889, as a result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water (4.8 billion U.S. gallons). The flood killed over 2,200 people and caused $17 million of damage. It was the first major disaster relief effort handled by the new American Red Cross, led by Clara Barton. Book in fair condition with flaws noted: Leather covers in poor condition, with edges, corners and spine chipped and rubbed. No moisture staining present on interior pages. Front and back inner gutter starting, with covers loose but fully attached. Spine chipped and 4" section removed from title area, as well as outer spine taped over with heavy clear tape. Lower 1/4 of pages 45-48 stained with wax or glue and damaged. Else, no interior writing, marks, tears, stamps, etc. Not ex-library or remainder marked. 
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The Independent Vol XLVIII August 13, 1896 No. 2489, [Uncle Tom's Cabin]
14 [Uncle Tom's Cabin] The Independent Vol XLVIII August 13, 1896 No. 2489
New York The Independent 1896 1st Edition Wraps Good Newspaper Folio - over 12 - 15 
New York: The Independent Vol XLVIII August 13, 1896 No. 2489. Original newspaper with two stitch marks along the spine, else very good in original wraps. Outer paper spine lightly discolored and chipped at extremities. Folio (approximately 15 1/2" by 10 3/4"). The Independent was a weekly newspaper with a religious direction published in New York between 1848 - 1923. This issue contains poetry, articles on Southern views of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', American Revolutionism, book reviews, fine art, as well as many other conservative religious articles. 
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