Dana, Richard Henry, Jr.
2pp on two large 8vo sheets. In the Midst of the Civil War. In part: "War upon the sea is more humane, and accompanied with less danger to all that is most dear and sacred to humanity then war upon land. The ship of war traverses the common, uninhabited highway of the world. It does not, like an army, pass over cultivated fields, billet itself in towns, destroy crops, cut down trees, consume the necessaries of life taken on the spot by forced sales, or without purchase, causes alarm if not outrage to non-combattants, and leave women and children poorer [if] not wretched for its passage. War at sea deals only with men, and with men who go to the seas as combattants. The ship carries its own subsistence, even its water. It violates no homesteads, no altars, no monuments & touches nothing that is sacred or necessary to life ." Dana would offer similar thoughts within his edition of Wheaton's International Law, and the manuscript is dated the year following his defense before the U.S. Supreme Court on the federal seizure of vessels of enemy combattants and the legal legitimacy of the blockade. Mounted to larger sheets at an early date. With a mounted albumen carte-de-visite photograph
Comprises: Folded handbill advertising the event, headed "World's Greatest GIRL Wrestlers; two "Advertising" passes on blue paper for the event; a "working press pass" on orange paper for the event; and a 3-page typed press release with cover sheet signed by the promoter C. Turc Duncan on the event. The press release details the main event: "When Juanita Coffman, the dark eyed Cherokee Indian damsel faces June Byers, the Texas Tornado at the sound of the gong in the no time limit feature attraction, it will be two out of three falls to a finish. And from what we have heard tell these girls who have been schooled in the rudiments of wrestling by Billy Wolfe . there are plenty of fire works in store for the fans. Of strictly feminine characteristics when outside the ring, and affecting the trend of the modern girl for synthetic pulchritude and beautification, hair dos, facials and what not, and a keen and good taste for the best in feminine attire, these girls put all aside when they begin firing away a teach other with forearm smashes, tackles chanceries, hammerlocks, etc." Old folds, paper clip rust stain to the press release Comprises: Folded handbill advertising the event, headed "World's Greatest GIRL Wrestlers; two "Advertising" passes on blue paper for the event; a "working press pass" on orange paper for the event; and a 3-page typed press release with cover sheet signed by the promoter C. Turc Duncan on the event
First American edition, second printing, with p. 61-62 with the spelling "sh-t" 149 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. With the ownership signature of the writer Harry Brown, dated 1939, bought at the Grolier bookshop in Cambridge during his time at Harvard. Brown gained praise from Louis Bogan for his 158 page poem "The Battle of Bunker Hill," and went on to write novels that were often made into films from 1945-1960. He worked as a screenwriter and contributed to Ocean's Eleven. Gallup A31c Black cloth, fine, with ownership signature and bookseller's ticket from the Grolier bookshop in Cambridge, MA; dust-jacket with "Second Printing" on front flap and $2.50 price, generally sun-darkened, with some chipping along top edge First American edition, second printing, with p. 61-62 with the spelling "sh-t".
Grécourt, [Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Willart de]
Nouvelle édition. Enrichies de gravures. Engraved portrait by Dupréel and eight plates after Fragonard. , 383; 363; 351; 347 pp. 4 vols. 8vo. Grécourt (1683-1743), was born in Tours, and was author of verse, fables, and tales. Sir David Lionel Salomons (1851-1925), scientist and engineer who organized the first automobile exhibition in Britain in 1895, was the son of Sir David Salomons (1797-1879), financier and the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London. Brunet II, 1721 Three quarter blue morocco, spines gilt, t.e.g. by Bumpus. Original pink pastepaper wrappers and spines laid down at end of each volume. Circular engraved bookplates of Sir David Lionel Salomons in each volume Enrichies de gravures. Engraved portrait by Dupréel and eight plates after Fragonard. , 383; 363; 351; 347 pp. 4 vols. 8vo