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Savage, James. (1784 - 1873).

A one page autograph letter signed to Benjamin Bussey, merchant and horticulturist. Boston, Nov. 21, 1820. Discusses an exchange of deeds for lands in Hampden, between Bussey and the estate of General Lincoln.Savage was one of the founding fathers of Provident Institution for Savings in the town of Boston. Established in 1816 as the first chartered savings bank in the United States.


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A LETTER FROM THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHARLES JAMES FOX, TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT ELECTORS OF THE CITY AND LIBERTY OF WESTMINSTER.
Fox, Charles James.
A LETTER FROM THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHARLES JAMES FOX, TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT ELECTORS OF THE CITY AND LIBERTY OF WESTMINSTER.
London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1793.

[4],43 pages + 5 pages of book ads. 8 1/4 x 5 inches. Removed. Early ink signature on half-title crossed out. Twelfth edition. ESTC T74046.


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A LETTER FROM THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHARLES JAMES FOX, TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT ELECTORS OF THE CITY AND LIBERTY OF WESTMINSTER.
Fox, Charles James.
A LETTER FROM THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHARLES JAMES FOX, TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT ELECTORS OF THE CITY AND LIBERTY OF WESTMINSTER.
[Edinburgh] London / Edinburgh: J. Debrett / W. Berry, 1793.

31,[1] pages. 8 1/4 x 5 inches. Removed, light soiling. ESTC T133494.


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A SHORT TREATISE ON THE APPLICATION OF STEAM, WHEREBY IS CLEARLY SHEWN FROM ACTUAL EXPERIMENTS, THAT STEAM MAY BE APPLIED TO PROPEL BOATS...
Rumsey, James.
A SHORT TREATISE ON THE APPLICATION OF STEAM, WHEREBY IS CLEARLY SHEWN FROM ACTUAL EXPERIMENTS, THAT STEAM MAY BE APPLIED TO PROPEL BOATS...
New York: (1850).

Pages 1014 - 1102. With a steel engraving and a large fold out lithograph. 9 x 6 inches. Disbound.

Reprint of the original Philadelphia, 1788 edition, extracted form "The Documentary History of the States of New York, Volume II. Accompanied by John Fitch's "The Original Steam-boat Supported; or, a Reply to Mr. James Rumsey's Pamphlet... Important documents in the controversy of who first invented the steam boat.


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AN INTELLECTUAL ARITHMETIC UPON THE INDUCTIVE METHOD, WITH AN INTRODUCTION TO WRITTEN ARITHMETIC.
Eaton, James S.
AN INTELLECTUAL ARITHMETIC UPON THE INDUCTIVE METHOD, WITH AN INTRODUCTION TO WRITTEN ARITHMETIC.
Boston: Thompson, Brown & Company, 1874.

176 pages. 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Cloth backed pictorial boards; spine chipped at head.


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AN INTRODUCTION TO CHRONOLOGY: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF TIME; ALSO OF THE MOST REMARKABLE CYCLES, EPOCH'S, ERA'S, PERIODS, AND MOVEABLE FEASTS...
Hodgson, James.
AN INTRODUCTION TO CHRONOLOGY: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF TIME; ALSO OF THE MOST REMARKABLE CYCLES, EPOCH'S, ERA'S, PERIODS, AND MOVEABLE FEASTS...
London: for J. Hinton, 1747.

85 pages. Disbound. Title-page heavily discolored (but legible); small hole in leaf a2.


The only edition, by this English mathematician.


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CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, OR THE CHURCH MEMBER'S GUIDE.
James, John Argell.
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, OR THE CHURCH MEMBER'S GUIDE.
Boston: Lincoln and Edmands, 1831.

240 pages. Engraved frontispiece and title. 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. Purple cloth in an early fine bead pattern; paper label on spine; color mostly faded to brown; spine faded; slight buckling to cloth; top margin of flyleaf removed. With the small orange book label for Bennett & Bright, Utica, New York.


Originally published in Boston in 1829, this edition was edited by Pastor J. O. Choules of the Second Baptist Church in Newport, Rhode Island. American imprints 7715.


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DEN STORE QUILLOW.
Thurber, James.
DEN STORE QUILLOW.
Stockholm: KF:s Bokforlag, (1949).

46 pages. Illustrated in color and black and white by Ollie Eksell. Quarto (12 x 8 1/2 inches) pictorial boards with linen spine; inner hinges cracked, moderate wear and soiling to boards, still a very good copy.


A Swedish edition of Thuber's scarce children's book, first published in the United States in 1944, with illustrations by Doris Lee.


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GARFIELD ALBUM.
(Garfield, James).
GARFIELD ALBUM.
circa 1885.

Folding litho-tint album with twelve panes showing scenes from President Garfield's life, including the room where he was shot, his room in the White House and the Francklyn Cottage in Elberon, N.J. were he died.


A fresh, bright copy.


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INTRODUCTION TO THE MANUAL OF GEOGRAPHY.
Monteith, James.
INTRODUCTION TO THE MANUAL OF GEOGRAPHY.
New York: American Book Company, (1883).

75 pages. With wood-engravings and colored maps. 9 x 6 1/2 inches. Cloth backed pictorial boards; light rubbing at tips.


The Pacific Coast Edition. With a section at the rear showing maps of California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.


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Mackintosh, James.
MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH. : EDITED BY HIS SON, ROBERT JAMES MACKINTOSH.
Philadelphia: E. L. Carey & A. Hart. Boston: W. D. Ticknor, 1835.

2 volumes. 201 + 213 pages. 12mo, quarter brown calf; all edges gilt.

First American edition, with an interesting joint imprint. Sir James Mackinstosh wrote numerous works on the History of England.


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MODERN MANNERS AND SOCIAL FORMS...
Bradley, Julia M. (psudenem for James Bethvel Smiley).
MODERN MANNERS AND SOCIAL FORMS...
Chicago: James B. Smiley, 1889.

608 pages. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Green cloth with gilt decorative lettering; light stains to covers, otherwise if fine, bright copy.


First edition. Subtitled "A manual of the manners and customs of the best modern society, compiled from the latest authorities; and also including the forms for invitations and social and business letters and notes of various kinds... to which has been added a supplement, containing suggestions about the toilet, beauty and health." Bobbitt. Bibliography of Etiquette Books... #207.


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REJECTED ADDRESSES: OR, THE NEW THEATRUM POETARUM.
Smith, James & Horace.
REJECTED ADDRESSES: OR, THE NEW THEATRUM POETARUM.
London: John Murray, 1851.

Engraved frontispiece + 193 pages. Octavo, 6 3/4 x 4 inches. Crushed red calf with gilt panels; all edges gilt; hinges rubbed. With the book seller's label for William Brown, Edinburg.


Later printing of this very popular satire on the early nineteenth century English stage.


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SIX SERMONS ON DIVERS SUBJECTS, PREACH'D AT WEYMOUTH.
Blake, James.
SIX SERMONS ON DIVERS SUBJECTS, PREACH'D AT WEYMOUTH.
Boston: J. Kneeland, 1772.

163 + 2 pages. 6 x 3 1/2. Contemporary leather; rubbed, lacking end papers.


First edition. A sound binding, but fragile paper. A number of leaves have tears that have been repaired with small stitching of white thread. One leaf lacking part of the text. Evans 12330.


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SPEECH OF THE HON. JAMES EMOTT, IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U. STATES, FEBRUARY 6, 1811, IN RELATION TO THE NON-INTERCOURSE.
Emott, James.
SPEECH OF THE HON. JAMES EMOTT, IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U. STATES, FEBRUARY 6, 1811, IN RELATION TO THE NON-INTERCOURSE.
(Washington: 1811).

37 pages. Octavo, self wrappers; uncut and unopened.


Commercial restrictions were an early weapon in American Foreign policy. During the first decade of the nineteenth century there were four bills restricting trade with European powers. Here, James Emott, Federalist congressman from New York, argues that the present laws were not rigid enough. Soon war was to supplant these commercial threats. Sabin 22540. American Imprints 22764.


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THE CROCK OF GOLD.
Stephens, James.
THE CROCK OF GOLD.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1926..

298 pages 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Three quarter red cloth; spine with gilt compartments; top edges gilt.

An attractive copy in binding.


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THE ELEMENTS OF WRITTEN ARITHMETIC; COMBINING ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS; ADAPTED TO THE BEST MODE OF INSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS.
Eaton, James S.
THE ELEMENTS OF WRITTEN ARITHMETIC; COMBINING ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS; ADAPTED TO THE BEST MODE OF INSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS.
Boston: Thompson, Brown & Company, 1878.

188 pages. 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Cloth backed pictorial boards. A fine copy.


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THE FARMER'S LAND-MEASURER, OR POCKET COMPANION; SHOWING, AT ONE VIEW, THE CONTENT OF ANY PIECE OF LAND FROM DIMENSIONS TAKEN IN YARDS, WITH A SET OF USEFUL AGRICULTURAL TABLES.
Pedder, James.
THE FARMER'S LAND-MEASURER, OR POCKET COMPANION; SHOWING, AT ONE VIEW, THE CONTENT OF ANY PIECE OF LAND FROM DIMENSIONS TAKEN IN YARDS, WITH A SET OF USEFUL AGRICULTURAL TABLES.
New York: C.M. Saxton, 1861.

144 pages. 6 x 4 inches. Embossed publisher's green cloth; a fine, bright copy, originally published in 1843.


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THE LIFE OF EDWIN FORREST. WITH REMINISCENCES AND PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS.
Rees, James.
THE LIFE OF EDWIN FORREST. WITH REMINISCENCES AND PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS.
Philadelphia: Peterson & Brothers, (1874).

Engraved portrait. 520 pages + book ads. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches); embossed black cloth with printing gilt printing; a pristine copy

First edition. "The author presents an admiring picture of his close friend of nearly fifty years. He relates many of Forrest's views on theatrical and non-theatrical matters, offers personal opinions and observations, inserts his own and other contemporary criticisms and desriptions of Forrest's acting, and includes much biographical data... The bulk of the volume relates to the pre-Civil War period." - MOYER #260. BAKER p.65.


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THE STORY OF DU BARRY.
Ford, James.
THE STORY OF DU BARRY.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, (1902).

288 pages. With six photogravures and 55 half-tone engravings. 8vo, gilt-pictorial purple cloth; spine faded

Souvenir copy for the opening of the Belasco Theater, September 29, 1902, with a produciton of Belasco's "Du Barry." This is one of a special limited edition (this is copy #255) signed by both Leslie Carter and David Belasco. Laid-in are two handsome gravures of Carter and Belasco.


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