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1 Adams, John Quincy Letters on Silesia Written During A Tour Through That Country in the Years 1800, 1801
London J. Budd 1804 First Edition Leather Very Good 
First Edition thus (the letters were originally serialized in "The Port Folio Magazine"). A very good copy bound in contemporary calf with gilt lettering and ornamental tooling on the spine. The gilt is rubbed and there is occasional light foxing. The folding map faces the title page and is in very good condition. There are two bookplates, a Dublin bookseller's ticket and a small label with "Topography, Travels, &c No. 194" on the front paste-down. Adams wrote these letters while serving as Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Berlin during the presidency of his father, President John Adams. The letters are addressed to Adams' brother, Thomas Boylston Adams, who published the letters in The Port Folio Magazine without his brother’s permission and, in 1804, issued the letters in this edition. The first 29 letters contain a journal of Adams' tour through Silesia "in which the topography, the agriculture, manufactures, and commerce, and the morals and manners of the people of that dutchy are accurately described". The last 14 letters are "a complete geographical, statistical, and historical account of Silesia; together with a detail of its political constitution, military, civil and ecclesiastical establishments, seminaries of education, literature and learned men". Silesia, a district in eastern Germany, was geographically important because it bordered Prussia, Austria and Germany and there had been three Silesian wars from 1740-1763 between Austria and Prussia. After the Peace of Hubertusberg in 1763 Prussia controlled most of Silesia (Britannica IX, XXII, 52). Adams was a principal figure in the development of the United States' foreign policy from the earliest days of the republic. President Washington appointed him Minister to The Hague in 1794, and these letters "reveal his basic political philosophy and values in the context of the changing political landscape of Europe and the relation of the United States to these events" (Russell 30). Adams' influence on foreign policy would be felt across several administrations as the turmoil in Europe at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century threatened American security. He held diplomatic posts in St. Petersburg, Portugal, Berlin, The Netherlands, served on the Commission that negotiated the Treaty Of Ghent and played a "central role" in the development of the United States' longest standing foreign policy initiative, the Monroe Doctrine (Russell 199). These letters represent the nascent ideas of a statesman whose political philosophy would be vital to the development of the United States as an international power. In letter XXXIX Adams criticizes Frederick II of Prussia for denying liberty to the residents of newly conquered Silesia after the Peace of Hubertusberg in 1763 “It is said that he always paid the workmen liberally . . . But still the badge of servitude remains”. In Frederick's new dominion Adams saw the problems inherent in any imperialistic enterprise where neither side is satisfied: the empire must expend extraordinary resources to keep its territory productive and orderly while the subjects are forced to live under authoritarian rule. Adams articulated the mature version of these ideas during his term as James Monroe's Secretary of State 20 years later. In one of Adams' most famous speeches, his July 4th address to the House of Representatives he said "[America’s] glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield but the motto upon her shield is, Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice." Adams served as U. S. Senator from Massachusetts, as the sixth President of the United States, and concluded his career as U. S. Representative from Massachusetts. On February 21, 1848 Adams collapsed at his desk on the floor of the House of Representatives, slipped into a coma and died two days later. At the time of his death Adams was a vocal critic of the Polk administration's handling of the Mexican War. Parsons 172, American Travellers Abroad, A11 63846 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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2 Almy, Charles and Horace W. Fuller The Law of Married Women in Massachusetts
Boston George B. Reed 1878 Hardcover Very Good 
119pp. A very good copy bound in maroon cloth with bevelled edges and gilt titles on the spine. Signed "E.J. Perry" on the initial blank. Slight wear to the corners, very short closed tear on the fore-edge of the front endpaper. Almy and Fuller trace the history of married women's rights and responsibilities from the Common Law through numerous judicial decisions and legislative acts in the State of Massachusetts up to 1878. The authors discuss a broad range of civil and criminal issues from who may marry and what marriages are voidable to contractual powers (including nuptial settlements and contracts), real estate, criminal liability, divorce, custody of minor children, wills, the right of the husband to chastise the wife and the right of the husband to the services of his wife. The progressive nature of the development of Massachusetts' law with regard to the rights of women is carefully detailed from a "1787 provision by the general Court for conveyances of real estate and contracts of married women when their husbands had absented themselves from the state" to an attempt by the General Court in 1877 and 1878 to pass a bill legalizing contracts between husbands and wives. 63852 
Price: 399.99 USD
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3 Bikelas, D[emetrious] Loukis Laras : Reminiscences of a Chiote Merchant During the War For Independence
London Macmillan 1881 First Edition Hardcover Good 
"Loukis Laras" is a landmark of Greek literature marking the shift from from romanticism to realism. "In this borderland (between romanticism and realism) we find "Loukis Laras" . . . (and) it is the unromatic, realistic setting that is most interesting in this book; moreover the characters, the style, and the language, a moderate katharevousa without the mannerism of Rangavis or Pavlos Kalligas, are consistent with the unromantic approach." (Politis) A good copy bound in black cloth with gilt spine lettering, deckle edges. Three addresses of previous owner on front endpaper. The binding is sound, the cloth is worn, especially at the corners, where the cloth has worn through, and a couple of spots along the front joint where there are two small tears. The top of the spine also has two small tears at the joints. Phillippides A7.1795. 34873 
Price: 149.95 USD
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4 Brooke, George H. The Story of A Football Season
Lippincott 1907 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Slight rubbing to the covers, previous owner's name in pencil has been erased. 189pp, numerous diagrams, photographic frontis. 59954 
Price: 499.99 USD
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5 Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium Bibliographicum, or Collections Towards A New Edition Of That Work In Two Parts (3 Volumes)
Henry Sotheran and Co. 1895 Hardcover Very Good 
This set is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. The three volumes were published in 1895, 1898 & 1902. The spine of volume I is faded, otherwise this is a very good set. 69688 
Price: 199.99 USD
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6 Ditson, George Leighton The Para Papers On France, Egypt and Ethiopia
New York Mason Brothers 1858 Leather Good 
Half-leather with raised bands, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. A good copy with a small dampstain on the lower right corner. Ex-Library indicated by a small spine label and bookplate on the paste-down endpaper. The leather is worn at the extremities and peeling a bit in a few spots. Ditson was born in Massachusetts and was graduated from Vermont University with a degree in Medicine in 1864. Ditson never practiced medicine; instead he travelled extensively in the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and Asia and published several books recounting his travels. He was the first foreigner to cross the Caucuses, was an early member of the Theosophical Society and occasionally served U. S. Consul in Nuevitas in Cuba in the 1840's. Kalfatovic writes that The Para Papers offers "a detailed description of Alexandria" and Ditson then "continues his account up the Nile to Wadi Halfa. [He] Includes a description of Mariette's work at the Pyramids, and on up the Nile, he transcribes the graffiti he finds on the tombs and temples". Kalfatovic considers it "A rather good account". Kalfatovic 0515 34916 
Price: 199.95 USD
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7 Hain, Ludovici Repertorium Bibliographicum in Quo Libri Omnes Ab Arte Typographica Inventa Usque Ad Annum MD Typis Expressi Ordine Alphabetico Vel Simpliciter Enumerantur Vel Adcuratius Recensentur (4 Volumes)
J.G. Cottae & Jul Renouard 1826 Three-Quarter Leather Very Good 
This set is bound in three-quarter leather over marbled boards and the four volumes were published in 1826, 1827, 1831, & 1838. Volume IV has a large chip on the spine and a crack along the front joint, otherwise this is a very good set with some scuffing to the leather. 69687 
Price: 349.99 USD
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8 Higginson, A. Henry with a Bibliography By Sidney R. Smith British and American Sporting Authors: Their Writings and Biographies
Berryville, Virginia Blue Ridge Press 1949 Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
Inscribed By the Author; A lengthy inscription from Higginson reads "For Mary who has born with all my bad temper and fussy moods thro' the making of this book, and helped & encouraged us continually. This copy comes specially for you by air (underlined) from Virginia - With [illegible] & devotion from The 'OED' Man A.H.H. Xmas - 1949. A very good copy with slight rubbing to the covers and very slight foxing to the frontis.; Signed by Author 42522 
Price: 124.99 USD
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9 No Author Catalogue of Books Printed in the XVth Century Now In the British Museum: Part VIII - France & French-Speaking Switzerland
Trustees of the British Museum 1949 Hardcover Good 
Cloth spine over printed boards. The spine has been covered and reinforced by blue cloth library tape and there is a small stain on the front cover, otherwise a very good copy. 69692 
Price: 124.99 USD
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10 O'Reilly, John Boyle The Poetry and Song of Ireland with the Publisher's Supplement to the 2nd Edition, The Whole Forming a Standard Encyclopedia of Erin's Poetry and Song and a Biographical Portrait Gallery of Her Poets
New York Gay Brothers 1889 Paperback Good 
Illustrated with over 100 engravings, 1028 pp. The binding is sound but lacks endpapers. Gilt has mostly been worn from covers, corners are bumped, leaves are tanned. 33239 
Price: 124.95 USD
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11 Stine, J[ames] H[enry] History of the Army of the Potomac [Salesman’s sample with manuscript subscriber list]
Philadelphia J.B. Rodgers Printing Co. 1892 Hardcover Good 
A good copy, there is some wear to the covers and occasional light foxing and soiling (especially to the subscription pages, as expected). There is a brief bookseller’s description pasted onto the rear endpaper and the stamp of the sales agent, G. A. Andrews of Salem, is on the title page. The author was the historian of the First Army Corps and died in 1906. This salesman’s sample provides a fascinating look at the history and process of bookselling at the end of the 19th century as well as a historical record of the soldiers who served in the Civil War. This copy includes 30 photographic plates, a five page prospectus by the author, table of contents, list of illustrations, 24 pages of text from the book - generally the first few pages of a chapter, a subscription notice and eight pages for subscriptions. Three and a half pages of the subscription pages are filled in with subscribers name, town and/or address and military unit, most in the subscriber’s own hand. Most of the subscribers are from Winchester or Woburn, Massachusetts. Many of the subscriptions are written in purple pencil and many have checks or crosses next to the names. [Eicher 1029]Charles Jones Woburn, Mass [stamped] 29th Mass A. H. Pension Claim Agent - Woburn, Jas. Connolly Woburn, J Leath[illegible] Woburn, Albert P. Barrett Co. K 39th Mass Vol. Woburn, Abijah Thompson Woburn, T. G. Meriam Woburn, Wm. Arnold Co. B 39 Mass Vol Woburn, W. P. Warren Co K 39 Woburn, John P. Crane Captain Co ? 22d Regiment Woburn, M. E. Lyons Com 15th Mass 27 Oak St, John ? Burn 12 Porter StG. A. Hall Co K 32 Mass, J. I. Brodeur Engineer Winchester, D. W. Gurney Cabinet Maker Winchester, J Gilcreast Co K 39 M. V. Woburn, Wm. H. Lebaron Co K 39 M. V. Woburn, John Camagg 269 Main Woburn, Geo Bancroft Co D 59 ? Woburn, A. J. Edwards Co B 44 Pa Mass Winchester, W. T. Kendall Co H 59th No 2 Cedar St Woburn, C. H. Kean 74 Beach St, G. M. Parker Co R 39th 655 Main St. Woburn, BJ Smith Woburn, L. M. Hall Co F 20th Maine Winchester, Mass, W. B. Smith Co F 22 Mass Woburn Mass, Geo A, Nichols Co A 50 Mass " ", H. W. Hoe? ? ? ? Co E 18 Mass No. 6 Nashua St. , James H Hazlett [illegible] Winchester, F. W. Graves Woburn, F. B. C. Sanborn Co A S- [illegible] Vols 98 [illegible] Winchester, Joseph J. Knox Co G 8th Mass Vols645 Main St. Woburn, Charles L. Chase 10th Mass B 230 Main St, Town of Winchester per A, E. Whitney, Wm. D[illegible] Union " " Winchester 48767 
Price: 795.00 USD
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12 Sultan, Larry and Mike Mandel How to Read Music in One Evening / A Clatworthy Catalog
1974 First Edition Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Sultan on the title page. There is a small nick at the heel of the spine and a faint crease on the top edge of the cover; very small stain on the top edge with small scuff marks on the cover near the spot. A very rare early title from Mandel & Sultan. ; Signed by Author 49315 
Price: 450.00 USD
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