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1 Hale, William Harlan >> Horace Greeley : Voice of the People
N. Y. : Harper & Brothers Publishers; 1950 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
376 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, dark red cloth, pale gray lettering, 376 pages, index, bibliography, b/w photo portrait on jacket. ; Published in 1950. Biography of one of the most influential individuals of 1830s-1870s America, defender of liberal values, champion of women's rights, staunch supporter of Lincoln, founder and longtime owner of New York Daily Tribune, candidate for president in 1872. ; Book shows no signs of use, only a slight yellowing of pages, as usual. Jacket (uncoated) is remarkably intact, apart from the usual wear at extremities, mainly heel and crown. No marks, no other defects. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Peckham, John M. >> Fighting Fire with Fire : A Pictorial Volume of Steam Fire-Fighting Apparatus and Related Equipment
Newfoundland, N. J. : Walter R. Haessner & Associates; 1972 0877990263 / 9780877990260 Hardcover Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
231 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Oblong hardcover, red textured boards, 231 pages, main text in 2 columns, index, over 250 high-quality b/w photos and illustrations reproduced from historical sources, with detailed captions, many also with all their original stats. ; A stunning pictorial history of early firefighting equipment, mainly horse-drawn steam-powered fire engines, but also lamps, helmets, hydrants, etc, made in Germany, UK, France, Canada and the US from the 1830s to the 1890s. ; This item is from collection of Peter Foss, founding president, Toy Car Collectors Club and Model Car Collectors Association. ; Book shows light foxing to top and fore-edge. Jacket quite worn, with small edge chips. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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3 Sawyer, Thomas Jefferson, and Philo Price >> Christian Messenger, the : Devoted to the Doctrine of Universal Benevolence, the Defense of Liberal Principles Generally in Religion, and Miscellaneous Readings of Chaste and Moral Tendency
N. Y. : Philo Price; 1831 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
412 pages; 4to (11.75") 30 cm; This is a bound volume containing 52 weekly issues or one full year. Hardcover, brown leather spine and corners, marbled boards, [iv] + 412 pages, rag (cotton fiber) paper throughout, index, main text in 3 columns. ; Includes October 1831 to October 1832. Universalist doctrine, theology, denominational news, convention news, Bible interpretation, weddings, obituaries, original poetry, more. Yes, this is an actual publication from 1831. ; Worn but intact. Gilt spine lettering rubbed but readable. Foxing throughout. A few stray ink marks here and there, all quite old. Everything readable. Rear free endpaper (unprinted) torn. Binding tight. Quite scarce. ; Item laid in: small card noting full names of several contributors whose names are only given by initials in text. ; Christian Messenger Series; Vol. 1 
Price: 120.00 USD
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4 Streeter, Sebastian, and Russell Streeter >> New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies, the : Compiled from Approved Authors, with Variations and Additions (1832)
Boston: Marsh, Capen & Lyon; 1832 Fifth Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
408 pages; 32mo (4") 10 cm; Black leather hardcover, 4 x 6.5 inches, 1.25 inches thick, 408 pages, gilt title on spine, gilt decor on boards, 2 indexes, 550 hymns with lyrics, metrical marking, topic, and indication if tune is major or minor. Author names given in index. No tunes. ; Originally published 1829. This is 5th edition (5th printing) stated, 1832. Published by Boston: Marsh, Capen & Lyon. ; The Rev. Sebastian Streeter (1783-1867) and his brother, the Rev. Russell Streeter (1791-1880) were well-known Universalist preachers, newspaper editor-publishers and hymnwriters of the early 19th century. ; Book shows moderate wear to extremities. Gilt sharp and readable. Light foxing throughout. Main defect: endpapers are marked with owner name, name of an historical society, and some juvenile scribbles, all in old ink. Interior clean, everything readable. Binding tight. Scarce. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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5 Van De Graaff, J. S. >> On the Location of Railroad Curvatures : Being an Investigation of all the Principal Formulas Which Are Required for Field Operations, in Laying Curves and Tangent Lines to Pass through Given Points
N. Y. : Railroad Journal; 1836 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
74 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Small hardcover, tan cloth over spine, gray-blue boards, black lettering on spine band, 74 pages, cotton-fiber paper throughout, footnotes, dozens of mathematical formulas, 1 table, 27 b/w line diagrams. ; Originally published as series of articles in American Railroad Journal, 1835. This is 1st edition in book form, 1836. Complete subtitle: 'Being an Investigation of all the Principal Formulas Which Are Required for Field Operations, in Laying Curves and Tangent Lines to Pass through Given Points.' ; Basic mathematics, geometry, and trigonometry as applied to designing curved segments of railroads. ; Light exterior wear. Two small scars to front board, which is unlettered. Owner name (James Herrow An Engineer) lightly and neatly penciled on front endpaper in an old hand. No other marks. The main defect is two small wormholes which affect mainly endpapers and margins but do affect small of amount of text on 7 leaves. Everything can be understood from context. Binding is intact. Rare. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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6 Waldie, Adam, with Letitia Elizabeth Landon >> Port Folio and Companion to the Select Circulating Library, the : A Semi-Monthly Publication on the Basis of Chamber's Edinburgh Journal, 4 Volumes, January 1835 to December 1836
Philadelphia: Adam Waldie 1835 Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
832 pages; 4to (11.75") 30 cm; A family-friendly magazine from 1835. ; Brown leather spine and corners, green marbled boards, rag (cotton fiber) paper throughout, text in 3 columns, topical index at front of each Part, 4 small b/w engravings, 208 + 208 + 208 + 208 pages. ; This is a bound volume of 4 Volumes, here called Parts, with 13 issues (numbers) per volume, for a total of 52 issues, from January 1835 to December 1836 inclusive. ; Contents include: Travel tales and sketches, moral essays, stories for boys, stories for girls, informative and scientific articles, literary notices and criticism, original poems, original songs with music, biographical sketches, world news tidbits, more. Several poems and translations of poems by Letitia Elizabeth Landon, known as LEL. ; We have graded this item Poor. No missing pages, but exterior heavily worn, binding mostly shot, front board detached but present, light to moderate foxing and faint dampstains visible here and there, 5 leaves have small edge chips, not affecting text. Everything present and quite readable. Quite rare. Sold as is. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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