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Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the subject of public roads and canals; made in pursuance of a resolution of the Senate, of March 2d, 1807. January 15, 1816. Printed by order of the Senate.United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Washington, 1816 Washington: Pr. by William A. Davis, 1816. 8vo. 129 pp. While serving as Secretary of the Treasury under Jefferson, Gallatin wrote this report, now held to be the beginning of a consistent system of government sponsored internal improvements to navigation, travel, and internal commerce in the United States. This report summarizes the works and projects underway and calls for yet more, focusing especially on infrastructure such as roads and canals. Two additionalprinted letters are present here, one, from Robert Fulton, on canals, and one by Benjamin Latrobe dealing with railroads. The latter work, is the first printed work to advocate the construction of railroads in the United States. This is the second edition of this major work on early American industry and commerce. Shaw & Shoemaker 39632. Removed from a nonce volume. Dog-ears. Rubber-stamp of the War Department Library on title-page. One page with early ink marks and notations in margin and underlining.
Ortego, Phillip D., ed. New York, 1973 New York: Washington Square Press, 1973. 12mo ( ). xxi, 330 pp. First edition. An early anthology -- fiction, poetry, folklore, etc. Fine in pictorial wrappers.
Olivares, Julian, ed.. Houston,  Houston: Arte Publico Press, . 8vo ( ). 198 pp. First edition, published as an issue of Revista Chicano-riquena (Vol. 13, Nos. 3-4). Review slip tipped in. Pictorial wrappers Fine.
London, n.d. (ca. 1802?) London: Pr. & sold by Howard & Evans, 42 Long Lane, West-smithfield; sold also by J. Burditt, 60, Paternoster-row, n.d. (ca. 1802?). 12mo. 8 pp. Two tales of death, told in verse, fill this chapbook, the title-page of which has a woodcut of Tom's death bed in his bare garret. Had he worked harder he would have died in better surroundings. Uncut and on blue paper. Removed from a bound volume. Very good copy.
Anaya, Rudolfo. Jackson, 1998 Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1998. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). xvii, [1 blank] pp.,  f., 191, [1 (blank)] pp. First edition, a review copy with the publisher's promotional sheet laid in. Edited by Bruce Dick and Silvio Sirias. As new in dust jacket. Published price.
Sanchez, Thomas, et al. Santa Barbara, (copyright 1977) Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (copyright 1977). 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"}. 127,  pp., ilus.. Illustrations. First edition, trade issue. Other contributors are Henry Miller, Thomas Sanchez,and Erica Jong. Silver-gilt cloth and boards. About fine in faintly rubbed foil-finish pictorial dust jacket.
Rechy, John. New York, (copyright 1979) New York: Grove Press, (copyright 1979). 8vo (24 cm, 9.5"). 222 pp. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Tale set in the gay underworld of Los Angeles. Cloth and boards. Fine in dust jacket.
Coryell's Ferry" (now New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania) in the revolution. An address delivered before Fort Washington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. May 21st, 1915.Parry, Oliver Randolph. N.p., 1915 N.p.: The Fanwood Press, 1915. 8vo. Frontis., 24 pp.; 7 plts. By Oliver Randolph Parry, largely taken from that by Richard Randolph Parry delivered June 15th 1907," stated on the title-page. Illustrated with a frontispiece, a photographic portrait of the Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and seven additional photographs of historic sites and houses in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Original wrappers; soiled and lightly rubbed over spine. Very good.
[Monti, Vincenzo]. Parma, 1806 Parma: Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1806. 8vo (16.1 cm, 6.3"). , x, , 96,  pp. First Bodoni "piccolo ducale" printing of this epic verse extolling Napoleon's military accomplishments. The poet (1754–1828) changed his colors several times during the course of his career, at first lauding the pope in a number of works before renouncing that conviction in favor of temporarily supporting first the French Revolution and then Napoleon (who rewarded him with a professorship at the University of Pavia), and, later still, after Napoleon's downfall, switching his allegiance from the French to the Austrians. Here, drawing not only on Neoclassical tropes but also on Ossian for literary inspiration, Monti describes Napoleonic triumphs including the Battle of Ulm, the Egyptian campaign, the coup d'état of 1799, and the Battle of Austerlitz. In 1806, Bodoni printed the six existing cantos (the proposed second and third parts of the poem were never published) in four forms: folio, quarto, and two different octavo formats, with this final Bodoni version => nicely displaying the press's skill with smaller types. => None of the Bodoni editions are common. Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of Carlo Antonio Dotti, Milan; front free endpaper with Dotti's pencilled inscription. Brooks 1000; De Lama, II, 171; Giani 176 (p. 71). Contemporary hand-decorated paper-covered boards with title inked on front board and publisher information on back, and both inked on spine; spine darkened and worn, sides with spots of discoloration, decorative blue paper bands slightly faded. Front pastedown with bookplate as above and with affixed slips of older cataloguing; front free endpaper with inscription as above and inked bibliographic notes, and with offsetting from pastedown items. Page edges untrimmed; variable foxing and soiling. => An intriguing copy.
Giusti, Giovanni Battista. Parma, 1801 Parma: Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1801. 16mo (13.3 cm, 5.23"). , 67,  pp. Twelve pieces from a => Bolognese engineer, scientific instrument maker, and amateur poet in a graceful, petite 16mo variant printed in the same year as the Bodoni quarto first edition. Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplates of Brian Douglas Stilwell and Robert Wayne Stilwell. Brooks 818; De Lama, II, 145; Giani 141 (p. 66). Contemporary marbled paper–covered boards, spine with hand-inked paper label, rubbed and fadedl; front joint cracked with spine wanting to pull away from text block although still attached. Back pastedown with small inked annotation and pencilled collation note. Scattered minor foxing, two pages with light offsetting from now-absent laid-in item, pages overall clean with untrimmed edges. => An uncommon Bodoni production.
Report of the Committee on Foreign Relations to whom was referred the message of the President of the United States, of the ninth instant, covering copies of certain documents communicated to him by John Henry, a secret agent of the British government, employed for the purpose of effecting a separation of the United States. March 19th, 1812. Read, and ordered to lie on the table.United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Relations. Washington City, 1812 Washington City: Pr. by R. C. Weightman, 1812. 8vo. 11 pp. John Henry, Canadian adventurer in British employ, met with some success in fomenting New England dissatisfaction towards the war" (Howes S262), the British plan being to exploit New England's disaffection during the War of 1812 and cause it to unite with Canada. With the testimony of "Count Edward de Crillon" on pp. –11. Shaw & Shoemaker 27321; Howes M557, S262. Removed from a nonce volume. Light stains in inner margins. Closed tear at bottom margin of last leaf, not touching text. One page corner chipped, without touching text.
The introductory address delivered at the London Hospital Medical College, at the opening session 18571858.Wordsworth, John Cawood. London, 1857 London: Effingham Wilson, 1857. 12mo. 16 pp. Removed from a nonce volume. Title-page with very small early inked numbers in top right corner, and very small chip out that corner. Otherwise, pages clean and free of chipping. Very good.
The Church for Unity and Service, San Francisco, CA. San Francisco, 1983 San Francisco: The Church for Unity and Service, 1983. Folio (28 cm, 11").  p. Announcement for a special service on Sunday, June 26, 1983 for Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day Parade. Fifth year the Church has been active. With a portrait of Rev. Charles Thorpe. The announcement has a bit more information. Single 11" x 8.5" sheet printed recto-only, red ink on white stock. Very good.
Florian, Jean-Pierre Claris de; Samuel Maxey, transl.; James Mitan, illus. London, 1803 London: Pr. by C. Whittingham for T. Boosey et al., 1803. 8vo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). xxiv, 181, [3 (2 adv.)] pp.; 7 plts. Uncommon first edition of this English translation of Estelle et Némorin, a popular romance set in scenic Occitania. Originally published in French in 1787 and in English in 1798, the work appears here in a new English version by Maxey, featuring a preliminary "Essay on Pastoral Poetry," a final section of notes on Occitan history, and verse renderings of Florian's songs throughout. => The text is embellished with seven charming plates engraved by James Mitan. Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear. NSTC C2059. Contemporary mottled calf, covers framed in narrow gilt roll, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-stamped sunburst compartment decorations; leather expectably acid-pitted, extremities rubbed, joints cracked (sewing holding but tender). Pages age-toned; intermittent foxing, including to two plates; one plate with offsetting from surrounding text pages. => A delightful Whittingham production of this beloved pastoral.
Bernis, François-Joachim de Pierre de. Parme, 1795 Parme: dans Le Palais Royal, 1795. 8vo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). , 243,  pp. First edition, octavo variant from the Bodoni press: a ten-canto => philosophical defense in French against idolatry, atheism, materialism, and other woes of the modern age, written by the Cardinal de Bernis. Bodoni printed several different versions of this piece (folio on both paper and vellum, quarto, and octavo) in the same year, following Bernis's death in 1794. The dedications to Pope Pius VI and Louis XV are set in graceful italic and the verses in => exquisitely minute roman type. Brooks 606; De Lama, II, 108–09; Giani 74 (p. 55). Contemporary half calf with speckled paper–covered sides, rebacked preserving much of the original spine including gilt-stamped leather title and publisher labels; minor overall wear. Marbled endpapers in two different colorways: front endpapers in blues and pinks, back endpapers in orange, pink, and blue. Page edges untrimmed. A very few small spots of foxing, pages overall clean and crisp. => A nice solid copy of this delightful printing.
Society for the History of Belgian Protestantism. Brussels, Belgium, 1921 Brussels, Belgium, 1921. 8vo.  pp.. This "Easter greetings to all Americans" contains a brief description of the research interests of the Society and an appeal for support. Includes a duplicate, and a handwritten letter dated 1921 from Louis Piers De Boer, agent for the Society in America, to the librarian of the New Jersey Historical Society. Broadsheet, folded, and printed on each side. Near fine.
First United Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA. Lutheran Lesbian & Gay Ministry. San Francisco, 1990 San Francisco: Lutheran Lesbian & Gay Ministry/First United Lutheran Church, 1990. Folio (28 cm, 11"). 8 pp. Name remained “The Newsletter,” “until a name/logo is chosen!!!” Articles, news, events, services and resources, photos. Lightly-used newsletter on gray stock. Very good. Lightly-used newsletter on gray stock. Very good.
Church Federation. No place, n.d. [but ca. 1950] No place: Church Federation, n.d. [but ca. 1950]. Folio (28 cm, 11").  p. An undated call for the end of segregation in its churches: It quotes the 1946 dictum by the National Council of Churches wanting "a non-segregated church in a non-segregated society." Argues that "It is the business of the church to speak vigorously and to act energetically to eliminate any vestige of discrimination or segregation. Single 11"x 8.5" sheet, mimeographed on one side, very good.
Inaugural lecture delivered in the common hall of the University of Glasgow, November the sixth, 1821.Sandford, Daniel Keyte, Sir. Glasgow, 1822 Glasgow: Pr. at the University Press for John Smith & Son; Edinburgh: A. Constable & Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Ress, Orme, & Brown; Oxford: Munday & Slatter; Cambridge: J. Deighton & Sons, 1822. 8vo. , v–viii, 5–37, [1 (blank)] pp. (lacking half-title). Sir Daniel Keyte Sandford (1798–1838) was elected professor of Greek at Glasgow in September 1821 at the age of 23 — in defiance of the Test Act, as Sandford was an Episcopalian. He was a notable success as a professor and later served in Parliament. NSTC 2S4005. On Sandford, see: DNB. Removed from a nonce volume. Early inked signature at top of title-page; lacking half-title (only). Pages clean. Very good.
Enelow, H. G. Cincinnati, n.d.  Cincinnati: Union of American Hebrew Congregations and Central Conference of American Rabbis, n.d. . 8vo. 8 pp. Jewish Tracts, no. 1. One of a series of tracts, published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, designed to spread knowledge about Jewish history and religion. The author was rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, in New York City. WorldCat lists 31 tracts in this series. In self-wrappers. Very good.
Publications issued by the League of Nations. American agent: World Peace Foundation, 40 Mt. Vernon St., Boston 9, Mass.League of Nations. Boston,  Boston: World Peace Foundation, . 8vo. 20 pp. At head of title: "Catalog No. 7[,] Supplement." A catalogue of official League of Nations publications published up to January 1, 1925, with prices and arranged by subject (e.g., mandates, epidemic reports, refugee work, etc.). Stapled, in self-wrappers. Very good.
Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanied with his report and estimates of the sums necessary to be appropriated for the service of the year 1798; also, a statement of receipts and expenditures at the Treasury of the United States, for one year, preceding the first of October, 1797. 11th December, 1797, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Published by order of the House of Representatives.United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Philadelphia, 1797 Philadelphia: Pr. by Zachariah Poulson, jun., & W. Young, 1797. 8vo. 47 pp. Second title page, on p. : "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanied with estimates of the sums necessary to be appropriated for the service of the year 1798; also, a statement of receipts and expenditures at the Treasury of the United States, for one year, preceding the first of October, 1797; accompanying a letter from the secretary of the Treasury. 11th December, 1797, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Published by order of the House of Representatives. Philadelphia: Printed by Zachariah Poulson, Jun. & W. Young. 1797. Evans 33075. Removed from a nonce volume; two holes in inner margin, not touching text. Very good condition.
Blankenship, Doug, editor. Norfolk, 19811986 Norfolk: Unitarian-Universalist Gay Community Unitarian Church, 1981–1986. Tabloid format. Approx. 12 pp. per issue. Eleven issue broken run of the folded tabloid homophile newspaper on newsprint. Includes early AIDS reportage, ads, local events, national news, photos, cartoons, services and resources. Issue numbers included are: 5:6, 11; 6:2, 3, 7; 8:5 & 6; 9:11; 10:2 & 11 and 11:2. Newsprint but in good condition.