RARE BOOKS (116)
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    Message from the President of the United States Transmitting the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (The Start Treaty) by: 102nd U.S. Congress $20.00

    Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991 (Treaty Doc. 102-20) – printed November 25, 1991 for the use of the Senate – Very Good paperback – blue paper covers – 9.25″ tall – bw photos – exterior light handling wear, otherwise clean, tight, with no markings – xiv + 1101 pages. Ships to U.S. addresses only, by Media Mail. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Benny’s Birds by: E.H.R. $25.00

    Boston: Henry Hoyt, 1863 – Good+ hardcover – 5.75″ tall x 3.75″ – clean brown blindstamped decorated covers – tissue guarded bw frontis, chapter initial illustrations – endpapers removed, otherwise surprisingly tight with 2-3 marginal smudges and light foxing (not impeding legibility) – ads + 39 pages. Summer adventures of little Benny and his sister Nellie. The Hillside Library. Size: 24mo – over 5″ – 5¾” tall

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    PHOTO-VIEWS OF HARTFORD, American Headquarters, Lion Fire Insurance Company, of London, and Scottish Union and National Insurance Co., 1892 by: Bennett, M., Manager $66.00

    Very Good hardcover – oblong 10.75″ tall x 14.25″ beveled edge covers – art-deco style gilt lettering on burgundy cloth with gilt Connecticut insignia lower left and graceful gilt City of Hartford insignia upper right which includes the city’s Latin motto “Post Nubila Phoebus” (After clouds, sunshine) – covers are sunned at the spine and edges with narrow 3″ scrape in front, with interior very lightly toned (no foxing or smudges). The title page includes the names of M. Bennett, the London (and joint) bank manager as well as the Scottish Union and National Insurance Co. manager, J.H. Brewster. 25 bw fine tissue guarded photo plates cover the major monuments, interiors and street scenes of Hartford as well as bank headquarters. Price includes heavy book surcharge. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    Management of Men: A Handbook on the Systematic Development of Morale and the Control of Human Behavior by: Munson, Howard L. $25.00

    NY: Henry Holt & Co., 1921 – First Edition – Very Good hardcover/ Good+ dust jacket (in mylar) – 8.75″ tall – clean green covers, gilt lettered on spine; faintly toned clean edges, very light lower edge wear, tight binding – 53 illustrations (figures), including 4 color plates, 1 large intact, pullout chart – previous owner Horace D. Taft signature on front endpaper, otherwise no markings – index – 801 pages. Author Howard L. Munson was Colonel, General Staff (Med. Corps); Morale Branch, War Plans Division, later Brigadier General; book “Prepared with the Literary Assistance of” Arthur H. Miller, Major, Artillery Corps. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Harper’s Weekly – June 17, 1899 — Original Complete Issue by: Harper’s Weekly $39.00

    NY: Harper’s Weekly, Vol. XLIII, No. 2217; Saturday, June 17, 1899 – Good paperback single issue of weekly journal – 16″ tall x 11″ – [1]+ 588-610 pages. Condition: outer pages, especially front, show edge wear, edge tanning and center crease rubbing, previous owner name in pencil at top; otherwise no markings; inner pages are unmarked and clean with small outer edge tear at center crease, some tanning at top corner. Contents: (Cover) Native American school children; 1899 Hague Peace Conference; British in China with trade implications for the U.S.; U.S. Malolos campaign and Admiral Dewey in the Philippines; the Nicaragua Canal project with 3 pages of illustrations, photos and map; the pomp of British viceregal tours in India; serial fiction by R.W. Chambers, and more. Original publication. Ships from the U.S. Size: Elephant Folio – over 15″ – 23″ tall

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    NOTABLE PRINTERS OF ITALY DURING THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY by: de Vinne, Theodore Low $99.00

    NY: The De Vinne Press, 1910 – Good+ hardcover – 12.75″ tall x 9.75″ – brown cloth backed natural paper covered boards, gilt lettered on front and spine – tipped in handwritten note: With the compliments of Theo. L. De Vinne; otherwise no writing or markings of any kind – 41 facsimiles (some with color) — light rubbing; exterior wear to cover corners and edges; faint shallow upper corner damp stain to last few pages (not affecting plates); otherwise interior clean with many uncut pages – index – 210 pages. “Illustrated with facsimiles from early editions and with remarks on early and recent printing.” 1910 edition; no mention of Grolier. Size: Folio – over 12″ – 15″ tall

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    The Diadem for MDCCCXLVII. A Present for All Seasons by: Unknown $20.00

    Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1847 – Fair hardcover/ no dust jacket – 1st printing [ownership signature with January 1, 1847 date] – 11″ tall by 9″ – brown boards with gilt stamped design and lettering on front, blindstamped on rear – all edges gilt – title page engraving by John Sartain plus 7 [of 9] tissue-guarded engravings by Sartain “from pictures by Leutze, Sully, Gray, etc. etc. etc.” – 100 pages. Condition: hinges intact although the backstrip is missing its top surface; some edgewear and rubbed corners but the covers are clean and gilt bright; some foxing on the tissue guards and margins of the engravings, random very light spotting throughout; two tissue guards are missing the related engravings. Selection of fiction in translation from French; Emerson’s poem, “The World Soul”. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    Essays by Lord Macaulay [6 volumes] by: Trevelyan, Lady (ed.) $120.00

    New York & London: G.P. Putnam’s /The Knickerbocker Press, n.d. – near Very Good hardcovers – black leather covers, with gilt stamped signature on front, gilt lettering and dec on spines; red lettering on title pages; green endpapers; t.e.g., silk ribbon marker, tissue-guarded frontis in each with other bw ills – spines sunned; exterior light edgewear, heavier on Vol. 6, with chipping at top backstrip of 5 vols; otherwise clean bright interiors with no foxing or markings, clean edges – pages: Vol. 1: 400; Vol. 2: 388; Vol. 3: 440; Vol. 4: 415; Vol. 5: 417; Vol. 6: 415. 6 volume set, part of Complete Works. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

     

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    GETTING TO KNOW DELHI by: King, Ellen; Murphy $15.00

    Very Good paperback – New Delhi: American Women’s Club, 1967 – 7″ tall – b&w pictorial stiff paper cover – mild binder creasing at backstrip, rubbing at rear, upper edge darkening; otherwise tight, unmarked, as new – index – 160pp. Guidebook for the foreign resident or visitor to New Delhi, India’s capital city, & Delhi State. Of particular interest: advice on gardening calendar, medical sevices, advice on servants, local weights & measures, etc. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    SLIGHTLY SALTY: Columns of Old & New Cape Cod by: Moses, George L. $8.00

    Good+ paperback – Falmouth MA: Kendall Printing Co., no date – 9″ tall – b&w photo covers (Nobska Light on front) – b&w photos by Hugo G. Poisson & many others – mild edgewear & light top corner bump, otherwise Very Good, bright interior – selections from well known humorous column in the Cape Cod & Sunday Standard-Times – 83pp.

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    BIRDS OF SPRINGFIELD Massachusetts and Vicinity by: Johnson, Grace Pettis $5.00

    Seventh Edition – near Very Good paperback – Springfield MA: Springfield Museum of Natural History Bulletin No. 5, 1946 – 12mo/7.25″ tall – illustrated red paper cover – faint rubbing to lower triangular section of cover; otherwise interior Very Good to VG+ with no markings – abt 57 unnumbered pages listing birds for identification plus blank pages. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    SEARCH FOR A PLACE: Black Separatism and Africa, 1860 by: Delaney, M.R.; Campbell, Robert $12.00

    Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 1969 – First Edition thus – Very Good hardcover/ Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – decorative textured boards – black tinted top edge – map endpapers; b&w title page ill – light foxing to outer edge, to dust jacket (no tears); front board lightly bowed; otherwise no markings of any kind – 8vo/8.5″ tall – 250 pp. Contents: (1) Introduction by Howard H. Bell; (2) OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE NIGER VALLEY EXPLORING PARTY published by black physician Dr. M R Delany in 1860; and (3) A PILGRIMAGE TO MY MOTHERLAND by Jamaican naturalist Robert Campbell. Delaney & Campbell explored western Africa together in 1859, seeking a homeland for U.S. blacks. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    PROTO-HISTORIC INDIANS OF SPRINGFIELD and VICINITY, The by: Otis, Leo Derwood $17.00

    Springfield MA: Museum of Natural History (Bulletin No. 7), 1950 – near Very Good paperback in Good+ fitted envelope – 7.25″ tall x 4.50″ – b&w ills on cover of book and envelope, text ills – hinges beginning to rust; covers show light handling, otherwise interior bright, clean, unmarked – fitted envelope has small top crease, overall light handling wear – 16pp. Includes list of New England Indian Nations; line drawings of artifacts. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    ORLEANS INN: A Cape Cod Legend by: Maas, Edward J. $7.49

    FL & Orleans MA: The Maas Group, not dated (circa 2004) – as new/ paperback – 8″ tall – color cover art by Jack Kitson (Captain Aaron Snow, & his schooner at the wharf of the Orleans Inn) – b&w photos, ills, menus – 152 pages. History of the Orleans Inn, Massachusetts, a Cape Cod landmark, built in 1875 by Captain Snow, a Mayflower descendant, and its refurbishment by the Maas family which purchased it in 1996. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Treasured Moments on Cape Cod and the Islands by: Ford, Dan $9.00

    Brewster MA: Paraclete Press, 2001 – First Edition – Very Good+ hardcover/no dust jacket – oblong 8″ tall by 9.25″ – photo covers – color photography throughout by Dan Ford, opposite blank lined pages – small discolor on one lined page from former bookmark/ticket insert; otherwise near new, unmarked – unnumbered pages. Illustrated blank journal/ Guestbook/ Photography souvenir of Cape Cod, MA. Size: Oblong 8″ X 9.25″

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    Connecticut at the World’s Fair: Report of the Commissioners from Connecticut to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held at St. Louis, 1904 by: Wilcox, Frank L. et al. $18.00

    Hartford CT: Press of the Case Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1906 – near Very Good hardcover – 9.25″ tall – gilt lettered brown cloth – b/w photos – covers sunned with some discolor to lower front, front hinge tender, light smudging on 2 pages (not affecting text); otherwise tight, bright, clean – 284 pages. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Windsor Storytellers II: Continuing the Chronicle of 20th Century Life in Windsor [CT] by: Quin, Kathleen K. $9.00

    Town of Windsor CT, November 2000 – Very Good paperback – 11″ tall x 8.5″ – bw photos, map with overlay – light cover corner curl with faint crease and closed short upper tear, otherwise tight, clean with no markings – 304 pages. Contributions by many authors. An addition to the original Windsor Storytellers book, 1999. Stories and poems based on memories of residents and life in the Town of Windsor, Connecticut. Windsor, CT. Connecticut Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    AIA New York State: Celebration and Reflection-100 Years of Architecture in the Empire State by: Martino, James Thomas (ed) $27.00

    AIA/New York State, 1999 – Centennial journal (1900-1999) – Good+ paperback – 8.5″ tall – glossy pale gold stiff covers, rubbed at edges and overall exterior, with v-shaped indent in front – interior as new with bw photos, gold margin decoration and page number motifs – acknowledgements + 92 pages. Centennial journal (1900-1999) of the American Institute of Architects AIA/New York State: includes: Past Presidents; History of AIA; History of AIA/NY State; Selected Architects letters; list of “Significant Architecture”. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Windsor Storytellers: A Chronicle of 20th Century Life in Windsor [CT] by: Quin, Kathleen K. $10.00

    Town of Windsor CT, September 1999 – Very Good+ paperback – 11″ tall x 8.5″ – bw photos, map – light cover corner curl, otherwise tight, clean with no markings – 279 pages. Contributions by many authors. Stories and poems based on memories of residents and life in the Town of Windsor, Connecticut. Windsor, CT. Connecticut Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, Vol. XXIII. The Deane Papers by: Deane, Silas, et al. Connecticut Historical Society $30.00

    Sub-titled:Correspondence between Silas Deane, His Brothers and Their Business and Political Associates 1771 – 1795 — Hartford CT: published by the Society, 1930 – near new hardcover – clean brown covers, gilt lettered on spine – 9.75″ tall – Historical Society of Glastonbury bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise as new with no markings – roughcut outer and lower edges – index – xiv + 277 pages. Silas Deane (1737-1789), Yale graduate, Connecticut lawyer, merchant, patriot, possible spy, and first foreign ambassador from the new Republic. Deane died amid a swirl of praise, blame, retraction, and continuing mystery. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall