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"OUR STREET." BY MR. M.A. TITMARSH.
(Thackeray, William Makepeace).
"OUR STREET." BY MR. M.A. TITMARSH.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.

54 pages, plus a leaf of publisher's advertisements. Hand colored frontispiece, title and 14 colored plates. 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Maroon cloth, title in gilt on spine.


First edition. A satire on English gentrification.


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ANDERSON'S PHYSICAL EDUCATION. HEALTH AND STRENGTH, GRACE AND SYMMETRY.
Anderson, William Gilbert.
ANDERSON'S PHYSICAL EDUCATION. HEALTH AND STRENGTH, GRACE AND SYMMETRY.
New York: A. D. Dana, (1897).

102 pages + two pages of ads for the Whitely Exerciser. Illustrated. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Yellow pictorial wrappers; light wear.

First edition, though the cover states "One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Thousand." Anderson's credits on the title page include Associate Director of the Yale University Gymnasium, president Anderson Normal School of Gymnastics, and dean of the Chautauqua School of Physical Education.
All exercises in the book are based on the use of the Whitely Exerciser machine. Most likely this whole work was a promotional for the Whitely Company.


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CATTLE. BEING A TREATISE ON THEIR BREEDS, MANAGEMENT, AND DISEASES...
Youatt, William and W.C.L. Martin.
CATTLE. BEING A TREATISE ON THEIR BREEDS, MANAGEMENT, AND DISEASES...
New-York: C. M. Saxton, 1851.

469 pages + book ads. Illustrated with 100 wood-engravings. Octavo ( 7 1/2 x 5 inches); publishers cloth; faded; old interior damp-staining mostly in the margins.


A later printing, originally published in London in 1834. William Youatt (1776 - 1847) was the most influential veterinarian of his day. He wrote books on the horse, cattle, sheep, the pig and the dog. These works, the equivalent of modern day text books, contain a wealth of practical information.


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Morris, William.
EARTHLY PARADISE. A POEM.
Boston: Roberts, Brothers, 1868.

676 + [4] pages. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches); green cloth with gilt printed spine; lightly rubbed; owners signature and the date 1868 on tilte-page.

First American edition. In this work Morris alternates tales from classical literature with northern European stories, especially Islandic sagas. The publication of EARTHLY PARADISE "secured Morris's reputation as a leading poet of his day ." - Cambridge Guide to Literature in English.


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FROM THE EASY CHAIR
Curtis, George William.
FROM THE EASY CHAIR : THIRD SERIES
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1894.

234 pages + four pages of ads. Frontispiece portrait. Twelvemo, 6 x 3 1/2. Decorative green cloth; head of spine rubbed; first signature loose.


First edition of this series of essays. BAL 4400.


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GEMS FROM THE CORAL ISLANDS, OR INCIDENTS OF CONTRAST BETWEEN SAVAGE CHRISTIAN LIFE OF THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS... EASTERN POLYNESIA.
Gill, William.
GEMS FROM THE CORAL ISLANDS, OR INCIDENTS OF CONTRAST BETWEEN SAVAGE CHRISTIAN LIFE OF THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS... EASTERN POLYNESIA.
Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, c. 1856.

285 pages. Illustrated from wood-engravings. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Brown embossed cloth with pictorial gilt title; ex-library with remnants of spine label, remounts of library rules mounted inside cover and a hand stamp on title. A tight, attractive copy aside from the markings.


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GUIDE TO MEXICO FOR THE MOTORIST.
Goolsby, William Berlin.
GUIDE TO MEXICO FOR THE MOTORIST.
Mexico: William Berlin Goolsby, circa 1940.

280 pages. With a profusion of interesting advertisements. 9 x 6 1/4 inches. Pictorial wrappers; light wear.

Included is a folding map of Mexican roads, drawn by Pedro Caballero.


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HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO, WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF THE ANCIENT MEXICAN CIVILIZATION, AND THE LIFE OF THE CONQUEROR, HERNANDO CORTES.
Prescott, William H.
HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO, WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF THE ANCIENT MEXICAN CIVILIZATION, AND THE LIFE OF THE CONQUEROR, HERNANDO CORTES.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843.

Three volumes. 488 + 480 + 524 pages. Complete with two half-titles (volume III issued without half-title), three engraved frontispieces, two engraved double page maps and an engraved facsimile of Cortes' signature. 9 1/2 x 6 inches. Black, embossed publishers cloth with title in gilt on spine; light staining to the final leaves of volume III, otherwise a bright, clean set in original binding.


First American edition, first issues. The original edition was published in London a few months earlier. "In April, 1843, in his first American contract outside his home city [of Boston], Prescott contracted for the publication of 5,000 copies of this work by this publisher. Published one volume at a time, between December 6 and 21, it earned $.50 per volume ($1.50 for the full work) for the author who, once more, superintended the manufacture and continued to own the stereotype plates from which it was produced." - GARDINER. William Hickling Prescott. An Annotated Bibliography Published Works. # M-2.
A classic account in English, still readable and in print. This set is signed in ink in each volume " Henry S. Hayward. Scipio, N.Y. Jan, 1845." BAL 16340. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, #51. HILL #1383.


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ILLUSTRATED NEW MEXICO. HISTORICAL AND INDUSTRIAL.
Ritch, William G.
ILLUSTRATED NEW MEXICO. HISTORICAL AND INDUSTRIAL.
Santa Fé: Bureau of Immigration, 1885.

Illustrated with 13 plates, two of which are folding (The Military Headquarters and A Birds-eye-view of Santa Fe), plus numerous wood-engravings. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. Printed yellow wrappers; one inch chip missing at foot of spine; light soiling to covers, still a very nice copy.

Fifth edition. Inscribed on cover "J. H. Newcomb, commis. special Colo. Exhibit. With complements of W. B. Sloan. Commissioner for New Mexico. Jany. 18 / 86."
"Describing and listing the mining regions and how to reach them; history of the discoveries; features of the country, etc." - Eberstadt. 105:238.


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INSIDE: A CHRONICLE OF SECESSION.
(Baker, William M.).
INSIDE: A CHRONICLE OF SECESSION. : By George F. Harrington
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866.

223 pages. Illustrated with wood-engraving after Thomas Nast. 8vo, original printed wrappers; spine chipped and torn; shaken; bookseller's blindstamp on rear wrapper.

First edition in book form, originally issued serially in HARPER'S WEEKLY. A story of southern society during the Civil War. Nast's illustrations are outstanding. Though not uncommon, this work is rarely found in original wrappers. WRIGHT II. 195. HAMILTON 1129 (full page reproduction).


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L'HISTORIE DE L'AMERIQUE.
Robertson, William.
L'HISTORIE DE L'AMERIQUE.
Paris: Pissot, 1780.

Four volumes. With four folding copperplate engraved maps and one folding plate. Twelvemo, 6 1/2 x 4 inches. Contemporary speckled calf; in excellent condition, with all half-titles.


"Seconde edition revue & corrigee." This work was originally published in London in 1777 and first published in Paris the following year. It is divided into eight books containing the history of the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru.
The "most highly regarded secondary source of its time..." - Howes R358.


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LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING DOCUMENTS EXHIBITING THE GENERAL EXPENSES OF THE INDIAN DEPARTMENT, EMBRACING ANNUITIES AND PRESENTS, AND THE GENERAL AND PARTICULAR VIEWS OF THE INDIAN TRADE.
(Crawford, William H.).
LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING DOCUMENTS EXHIBITING THE GENERAL EXPENSES OF THE INDIAN DEPARTMENT, EMBRACING ANNUITIES AND PRESENTS, AND THE GENERAL AND PARTICULAR VIEWS OF THE INDIAN TRADE.
Washington: William A. Davis, 1816.

128 pages, plus nine folding charts. Folio,13 x 8 1/2 inches. Self-wrappers, string ties; a large, uncut copy; library hand stamp on title and deaccession statement.

Crawford, made Secretary of War by President Madison, discusses amongst other matters, the Indian trade in the far Louisiana Territory and defends the expenditures made by the government for it's native population.
"These views are substantially founded upon the conviction, that it is the true policy and earnest desire of the government to draw its savage neighbors within the pale of civilization. If I am mistaken in this point - if the primary object of the government is to extinguish the Indian title, and settle their lands as rapidly as possible, then commerce with them ought to be entirely abandoned to individual enterprise, and without regulation. The result would be continual warfare, attended by the extermination or expulsion of the aboriginal inhabitants of the country, to more distant and less hospitable regions.... the utter extinction of the Indian race, must be abhorrent to the feelings of an enlightened and benevolent nation.


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LIFE AND ART OF EDWIN BOOTH.
Winter, William.
LIFE AND ART OF EDWIN BOOTH.
New York: Macmillan and Co., 1893.

308 pages + publisher's ads. Illustrated. 7 3/4 x 5 inches. Blue cloth with gilt crest. An attractive copy.

First edition. "This biography rests upon intimate personal knowledge of the subject, and upon information furnished to me by Booth himself."


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MACREADY'S REMINISCENCES, AND SELECTIONS FROM HIS DIARIES AND LETTERS.
(Macready, William Charles).
MACREADY'S REMINISCENCES, AND SELECTIONS FROM HIS DIARIES AND LETTERS.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875.

721 pages + publisher's ads. 8 x 5 inches. With portraits of Macready in various theatrical roles. Original Green cloth with small gilt portrait; previous owners signature; light wear.


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MAXWELL LAND GRANT. A NEW MEXICO ITEM.
Keleher, William.
MAXWELL LAND GRANT. A NEW MEXICO ITEM.
Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, (1942).

168 pages. Illustrated from photographs. Octavo, 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Orange pictorial cloth designed by Hazel Dreis; in a chipped dust jacket, spine of jacket darkened.


First edition. Signed and inscribed by Keleher. With the blind stamp of the writer Alice Bullock.


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MEMOIR OF HARLAN PAGE; OR THE POWER OF PRAYER AND PERSONAL EFFORT FOR THE SOULS OF INDIVIDUALS.
Hallock, William.
MEMOIR OF HARLAN PAGE; OR THE POWER OF PRAYER AND PERSONAL EFFORT FOR THE SOULS OF INDIVIDUALS.
New-York: American Tract Society, (1835).

230 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait and title. Twelvemo, 6 x 3 1/2 inches. Cloth backed marbled boards; paper label.


A very bright copy in the original binding. This popular biography, by the corresponding secretary of the American Tract Society, sold 113,000 copies and was translated into Swedish and German.


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MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MRS. HANNAH MORE.
[More, Hannah]. Roberts, William.
MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MRS. HANNAH MORE.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1835.

484 + 479 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait. 2 volumes. 8vo ( 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches); contemporary calf with leather labels; foot of spine on volume two chipped; with a previous owners signature dated June 14, 1835.

Second American edition, originally published the previous year. Hannah More (1745-1833) was a British dramatist and religious writer. A member of the 'bluestocking ladies' that formed around Elizabeth Montagu, she became the friend of Johnson, Garrick and Walpole. She was active in William Wilberforce's campaign against slavery and played a pioneering role in the Sunday School movement.


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MEXICO IN TRANSITION FROM THE POWER OF POLITICAL ROMANISM TO CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.
Butler, William.
MEXICO IN TRANSITION FROM THE POWER OF POLITICAL ROMANISM TO CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.
New York: Hunt and Eaton, 1892.

325 pages. Illustrated. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Maroon cloth with pictorial silver decorations and lettering; inner hinge starting.

First edition. William Butler (1818 - 1899), was the founder of the Methodist Mission in Mexico.


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OLD MEXICO AND HER LOST PROVINCES.
Bishop, William Henry.
OLD MEXICO AND HER LOST PROVINCES.
New York: Harper, 1883.

509 pages. Illustrated with wood-engravings. Octavo, 8 x 5 inches. Gilt-pictorial red cloth; a bright copy.


First edition. " Early in 1881 writer William Bishop embarked from New York on a trip of several months that took him to Mexico City through Veracruz and out to the Western United States by way of Acapulco." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS TO MEXICO. #335.


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ORDER #64. MASSACHUSETTS ADJUTANT GENERALS OFFICE.
(William Lloyd Garrison).
ORDER #64. MASSACHUSETTS ADJUTANT GENERALS OFFICE.
Boston: May 29, 1879..

A two page document, printed in purple.


The Governor of Massachusetts excuses all employees on May 30th, Decoration Day, to honor the Army heroes of our Civil War and especially to honor the local citizen, William Lloyd Garrison, "whose name will forever be associated with the cause and the triumph of the contest."


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