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Lot 8364

$140

Details: This lot consists of two original letters from Union soldiers in the Civil War. Both have their original envelopes, and both are dated 1864. One was posted at Washington, D.C. by Thomas Fowler to Peter Jones of Bloomsburg, PA (complete with creative spelling); and the other was mailed in Elmira, NY, from Lewis Prior to Phil Prior of Almond, NY.

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Condition / Notes: These letters are in remarkably good condition. The paper is strong, not brittle, and there are no tears.

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Lot 8365

$60

Book Details: The twentieth century is the focus of this collection of military history, which contains books on World War I and World War II -- with the exception of a single book about Fort Custer in the last decades of the 19th century (signed).

Books about WWI include an analysis of the Battle of Jutland, and a reference on American armies and battles in Europe, with many fold-out maps. WWII is seen through the eyes of the 312th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Army Air Force; and in the South Pacific through a captain in command of a mobile hospital unit. The aftermath of the war in a divided Germany is described in "Berlin Command," which tells the inside story of the Soviet blockade and the Berlin Airlift. This book is signed by its author, Brig. Gen Frank Howley.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8366

$20

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antique children's literature contains some classic tales in decorative bindings. Authors and titles include Louisa May Alcott, Martha Finley ("Elsie Dinsmore"), "Peck's Bad Boy in an Airship," and Kathleen Norris. Some series books are included. A delightful picture book, "The Talking Dolls," by G.R. Mills and Zaida Nelson with illustrations by Tony Sarg, is included. Two early printings of Mark Twain's "The Innocents Abroad" are also part of this lot.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8367

$40

Title: The Pathfinder: or, the Inland Sea
Author: James Fenimore Cooper - James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the "Leatherstocking Tales," featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel "The Last of the Mohicans," often regarded as his masterpiece.
Publisher: Lea and Blanchard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1843
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 240/233 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "The Pathfinder, or The Inland Sea" is an historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper first published in 1840. It is the fourth novel Cooper wrote featuring Natty Bumppo, his fictitious frontier hero, and is considered as forming the third chronological episode of the Leatherstocking Tales. The inland sea of the title is Lake Ontario."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early edition of this work that combines two volumes in one.

Antique rebacked volume is bound in dark brown cloth boards with black leather spine and leather-tipped corners. Spine has stamped gilt lettering and ruling, with small paper label bearing the number 52 at head of spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with rubbing and minor chipping. Binding is tight. Volume has marbled endpapers. Antique paper slip with handwritten library information appears on front pastedown. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Previous owner name and date of Dec. 1879 can be seen on blank page opposite title page. Age-toned pages display foxing. Pages 159 and 160 of first volume show closed tear across mid-section, with no loss of text. Pages 165 and 166 are also torn, again without loss of text.

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Lot 8368

$25

Book Details: Pennsylvania history is presented in this collection of antiquarian books, which includes biographies of Gifford Pinchot, William Penn, James Burd, and Samuel Pennypacker (an autobiography). A thick history of Delaware County is provided, as well as an account of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791-4. "The Blue Hills," by Cornelius Weygandt, describes "discoveries in the country places of Pennsylvania."

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 8369

$150

Title: Greenland by the Polar Sea: The Story of the Thule Expedition from Melville Bay to Cape Morris Jesup
Author: Knud Rasmussen - Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen was a Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. He has been called the "father of Eskimology"[1] and was the first European to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. He remains well known in Greenland, Denmark and among Canadian Inuit.
Translor: Asta Kenney, Rowland Kenney
Publisher: William Heinemann
City: London
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/326 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped silver lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows external wear, with heavy moisture markings along fore edge of front cover and small dent to upper portion of spine that shows lighter markings. Binding is firm. Small stain is visible at bottom edge of text block. Offsetting to endpapers. Pages are clean and fresh. Illustrated with numerous (color) plates and in-text maps. One plate is detached. Color fold-out map at rear of volume has small tears at folds.

Intact dust jacket shows small tears along edges and darkening to borders of panels.

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Lot 8370

$55

Book Details: Four of these books of antiquarian American history are about Abraham Lincoln, from different perspectives: Lincoln's childhood, his law career, and reminiscences of him by contemporaries. Also included Mason Weems' biography of Benjamin Franklin (Parson Weems is better known as the inventor of the George Washington cherry tree myth); and a decorative "Lives of the Presidents." But the most colorful title belongs to the 1857 "Reports on the Alleged Corrupt Combinations of Members of Congress with the Statements of the Parties Implicated."

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 8371

$55

Details: This unusual collection of antique and vintage periodicals contains some rare and intriguing gems. The oldest item is the four-page "Journal de L'Empire," dating from Napoleon's reign in 1811, which contains dispatches from various parts of Europe and Russia. The most recent is a 1962 copy of the "Partisan Review," with contributions from Robert Lowell, Stephen S[ender, Alfred Kazin, Leslie Fiedler, Karl Shapiro, Dwight McDonald, Susan Sontag, Penelope Gilliatt, Frank Kermode, and Saul Bellow.

Perhaps the most intriguing item is an issue of "Current History" from 1924, with a lengthy article and splendid color pictures of the recently opened Tomb of Tutankhamen. This magazine also includes photographs of new and alarming armaments, including an anti-aircraft gun and the prototype of a tank. Other notable items include a 1906 copy of Gustav Stickley's periodical, "The Craftsman," with a story by Leo Tolstoy; a 1923 "Natural History" magazine, with an article on gorillas by Carl Akeley; a 1905 magazine featuring M. Morale by the French satirist Hermann Paul; an 1898 copy of "Lippincott's," with "The Uncalled," a novella by Paul Laurence Dunbar; and two copies of "The Adelphi," edited by John Middleton Murry and with articles by him, his friend D.H. Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, and Ivan Bunin.

A 1907 issue of "Our Puzzle Magazine" is particularly amusing, with a droll picture of the Sphinx on its cover. There are twenty items in all, and each bears a second look.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 8372

$90

Title: Letters from Van Dieman's Land, Written during Four Years Imprisonment for Political Offences Committed in Upper Canada. Embodying, Also, Letters Descriptive of Personal Appeals in behalf of Her Husband, and His Fellow Prisoners, to the Earl of Durham, Her Majesty, and the United Legislature of Canada
Author: Benjamin Wait, Mrs. B. Wait
Publisher: Press of A. W. Wilson
City: Buffalo
Year: 1843
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 356 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows edgewear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on front pastedown. Pages display foxing throughout. Work is illustrated with frontispiece and small fold-out map (printed white on black) between pages 352 and 353.

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Lot 8373

$60

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antiquarian travelogues and related material concentrates on the western United States, with explorations of the Grand Canyon, California, Wyoming, and the Rockies of Colorado; a biography of Davy Crockett, and stories of the Wild West American frontier.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8374

$20

Title: The Comfort of the Hills and Other Poems
Author: S. Weir Mitchell - Silas Weir Mitchell was an American physician and writer known for his discovery of causalgia.


He was son of a physician, John Kearsley Mitchell (1798–1858), and was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He studied at the University of Pennsylvania in that city, and received the degree of M.D. at Jefferson Medical College in 1850. During the Civil War he had charge of nervous injuries and maladies at Turners Lane Hospital, Philadelphia, and at the close of the war became a specialist in neurology. In this field Weir Mitchell's name became prominently associated with his introduction of the rest cure, subsequently taken up by the medical world, for nervous diseases, particularly neurasthenia and hysteria. The treatment consisted primarily in isolation, confinement to bed, dieting, electrotherapy and massage; and was popularly know as 'Dr Diet and Dr Quiet'. His medical texts include "Injuries of Nerves and Their Consequences" (1872) and "Fat and Blood" (1877). Mitchell's disease (erythromelalgia) is named after him. He also coined the term Phantom Limb during his study of an amputee.
In 1863 he wrote a clever short story, combining physiological and psychological problems, entitled "The Case of George Dedlow," in the Atlantic Monthly. Thenceforward, Mitchell, as a writer, divided his attention between professional and literary pursuits. In the former field, he produced monographs on rattlesnake venom, on intellectual hygiene, on injuries to the nerves, on neurasthenia, on nervous diseases of women, on the effects of gunshot wounds upon the nervous system, and on the relations between nurse, physician, and patient; while in the latter, he wrote juvenile stories, several volumes of respectable verse, and prose fiction of varying merit, which, however, gave him a leading place among the American authors of the close of the 19th century. His historical novels, "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker" (1897), "The Adventures of François" (1898) and "The Red City" (1909), take high rank in this branch of fiction.
He was Charlotte Perkins Gilman's doctor and his use of a rest cure on her provided the idea for "The Yellow Wallpaper," a short story in which the narrator is driven insane by her rest cure.
His treatment was also used on Virginia Woolf, who wrote a savage satire of it: "you invoke proportion; order rest in bed; rest in solitude; silence and rest; rest without friends, without books, without messages; six months rest; until a man who went in weighing seven stone six comes out weighing twelve".

Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1910
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/98 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription in pencil appears on front flyleaf. It reads "This paper beats / with ink / so / I send you this / penciled re- / membrance of / my regard - / yrs sincerely / Weir Mitchell." Antique bookplate of Alexander Johnston Cassatt appears opposite on front pastedown.

Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition.

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Lot 8375

$30

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian theology contains serious, scholarly essays as well as popular, devotional works -- some sumptuously illustrated, and one sensationalistic -- intended for the lay reader. In the latter category is a salesman's sample of the luridly titled, "The Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism." A more sober volume is the esteemed Victorian poet and critic Matthew Arnold's "Literature and Dogma." Other volumes fall somewhere in between two of them nicely bound in leather.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8376

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of The Gardeners' Magazine of Botany shown in the corresponding image(s). This antique compilation contains issues from January to June, 1850. Book is illustrated with a tissue-guarded tinted lithograph half title page, a numerous hand-colored lithograph plates and many wood engravings.

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half dark green leather over green cloth boards, with raised gilt bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows external wear, with scuffing at edges and corners. Paper label with call number is taped to foot of spine. Binding is firm. Library stamp appears at top margin of front pastedown, bar code strip is attached at top of front flyleaf. Stamp is also visible on a blank preliminary page and title page. Pages are clean and without markings. Handsome chromolithographs are quite bright.

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Lot 8377

$10

Title: Clarence Darrow for the Defense: A Biography
Author: Irving Stone
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1941
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/570 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped black lettering to front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Small gift card is attached to front flyleaf. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Clarence Darrow.

Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped black lettering to front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Small card with gift inscription is attached to front flyleaf. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Clarence Darrow.

Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear, with foxing along top half of fore edge of front panel.

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Lot 8378

$20

Title: Daring and Suffering: A History of the Great Railroad Adventure
Author: William Pittenger - William Pittenger was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War and a recipient of the Medal of Honor.

The son of Thomas and Mary Mills Pittenger, Pittenger studied in the county schools until the age of sixteen. On the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted as a private in Company H of the 2nd Ohio Infantry Regiment on April 17, 1861, for three months of service, during which time he participated in the First Battle of Bull Run. He soon re-enlisted in the Army for a three year term, being mustered in on September 11, 1861, at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and days later joining the reconstituted 2nd Ohio Infantry as a corporal in Company G. Promoted to sergeant on March 13, 1862, Pittenger saw action in Andrews' Raid, also referred to as the Great Locomotive Chase. Captured on April 15, 1862, near Lafayette, Georgia, he escaped execution as a spy and was imprisoned until March 18, 1863, when he was paroled via City Point, Virginia. Following his release and subsequent receipt of the Medal of Honor, Pittenger was promoted to lieutenant and served until impaired health forced him to resign. He was discharged with a disability on August 14, 1863, at Anderson Station, Tennessee. He married Wilhelmina "Winnie" Clyde Osborne of New Brighton, Pennsylvania, on May 17, 1864, and had six children.

Following his discharge from the Army, Pittenger entered the Pittsburgh conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1864. He was transferred to the New Jersey conference in 1870 and worked there until at least 1888. Beginning in 1878 he was a professor at the National School of Elocution and Oratory in Philadelphia. He is the author of "Daring and Suffering, a History of the Great Railroad Adventurers" (Philadelphia, 1863; enlarged ed., New York, 1887); "Oratory, Sacred and Secular" (Philadelphia, 1881); and "Extempore Speech" (1882).

He was buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Fallbrook, California, on April 25, 1904. A Medal of Honor marker was placed on his grave on July 7, 1988.
Publisher: J. W. Daughaday, Publisher
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine and chipping at edges/corners. Binding is firm. Pages display occasional marginal staining and scattered foxing, heaviest on plates. This work is also illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.

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Lot 8379

$20

Title: John and Mary; or, the Fugitive Slaves, A Tale of South-Eastern Pennsylvania
Author: Ellwood Griest
Publisher: Inquirer, Printing and Publishing Company
City: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Year: 1873
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 226 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with small tears and fraying at ends of spines and along edges of boards. Bottom third of spine cover is detaching at rear gutter. Binding is cracked between pages 172 and 173. Pages display scattered spotting.

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Lot 8380

$100

Title: A Treatise on Hygiene with a Special Reference to the Military Service
Author: William A. Hammond - William Alexander Hammond was an American military physician and neurologist. During the American Civil War he was the eleventh Surgeon General of the United States Army (1862–1864) and the founder of the Army Medical Museum (now the National Museum of Health and Medicine).
He was the first American physician to devote himself entirely to neurology, the author of the first American treatise about neurology, and one of the founders of the American Neurological Association.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1863
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/14-604 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This Civil War-era work by the then surgeon general of the United States, written as no satisfying manual of hygiene was to be found, contains sections on the examination of recruits, the agents inherent in the organism which affect the hygienic condition of man (with opening sub-section devoted to "race") and agents external to the organism which act upon the health of man.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor fraying at lower corners and foot of spine. Binding is firm. Pages display occasional foxing at margins. Work contains frontispiece, in-text and full-page illustrations, including a small number on the principles of hospital construction.

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Lot 8381

$225

Details: This collection of antique estate postal ephemera includes domestic and foreign stamps, and a large group of plain domestic and foreign postcards. Dating 1874-1914, the cards are utilitarian affairs from New Zealand, South Africa, Natal, the Cape of Good Hope, the Orange River Colony, and Transvaal. The postcards from New Zealand date from the Boer War era, and several of the cards bear small photos of soldiers or officers.

More recent is the complete set of 25 photographic postcards showing the 1972 flood in Elmira, NY.

Also included in this lot is a collection of pins, badges, and other souvenirs from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. Other miscellaneous ephemera include souvenir booklets and a bus ticket from Los Angeles, 1945; and a petit point embroidered handkerchief from Franciscan missionaries in Quebec

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8382

$30

Book Details: Each book in this collection of American history has been signed by its author. Topics include Amish and Shaker societies, the early 20th century muckrakers, the Washington conference at the conclusion of World War I, a biography of Stephen Girard, a travelogue through western states (complete with vintage painted leather souvenir bookmark from Sequoia National Park), the conflict between Franklin Roosevelt and Douglas MacArthur, and a history of the Great Copper Basin -- or Ducktown -- of southeastern Tennessee.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8383

$40

Book Details: These antiquarian books chronicle the history of certain Massachusetts towns. Among them are Stoneham, Rockport, Winchester, Berkshire, and Weston. Particular attention is paid to the very historic town of Concord, site of one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War, and home to Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, and the Alcotts, among others. In addition to a general history, there are several slim volumes produced by the Concord Antiquarian Society, including one little book on "Graves and Worms and Epitaphs."

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 8384

$90

Details: There are close to 1000 First Day Covers in this collection, all of them neatly preserved in folders. Subjects and dates range widely, from the 1950s on up through the 2001 inaugurations of President George Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney, whose official FDCs are included in this lot.

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Condition / Notes:
These First Day Covers are in excellent condition, carefully curated in adjustable notebooks with plastic sleeves.

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Lot 8385

$40

Title: The German Octopus: Hitler Bids for World Power
Author: Henry C. Wolfe
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/316 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated first edition in scarce intact illustrated dust jacket.

Volume is bound in red cloth with bright gilt decorative designs to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings.

Dust jacket shows mild wear concentrated at edges. Jacket is preserved in mylar cover.

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Lot 8386

$55

Book Details: Nineteenth century popular magazines and semi-official records constitute this collection of antiquarian magazine compilations, with collections of "Leslie's Magazine" (1857-8), "The Ladies' Repository" (1852), "Harper's Magazine" (1855), "The Congressional Globe" (1857), and "The Illustrated London News" (1851). One magazine contains an interesting, gossipy article about the Mormon settlement in the Utah territory.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 8387

$55

Book Details: This antiquarian collection of Pennsylvania history includes the histories of Delaware County and the town of Athens in Bradford County; two biographies of William Penn, an early history of the state suitable "for schools or families," and an account of the forges and furnaces of colonial Pennsylvania.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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