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1 ABERNETHY, Alonzo [comp.]. Dedication of Monuments Erected by the State of Iowa, commemorating the death, suffering and valor of her soldiers on the battlefields of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Shiloh, and in the Confederate Prison at Andersonville. November Twelfth to Twenty-Sixth, Nineteen Hundred And Six.
Des Moines: Emory H. English, State Printer 1908 hardcover 27 cm. 301 pp. 29 plates (including frontispiece), 4 maps. Half gilt- and-blind-stamped morocco over tan cloth, deckled edges; e 
Des Moines:: Emory H. English, State Printer. 1908. hardcover. 27 cm. 301 pp. 29 plates (including frontispiece), 4 maps. Half gilt-. and-blind-stamped morocco over tan cloth, deckled edges; extremities. worn. Good.. 3 
Price: 70.00 USD
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2 ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848). The Jubilee of the Constitution. A discourse delivered at the request of the New York Historical Society, in the city of New York, on Tuesday, the 30th of April, 1839; being the fifteenth anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as president of the United States, on Thursday, the 30th of April, 1789.
New York: Samuel Colman 1839 hardcover 8vo. 120 pp. [Complete copies should have 136 pp.]. Disbound. As is. 
New York:: Samuel Colman. 1839. hardcover. 8vo. 120 pp. [Complete copies should have 136 pp.]. Disbound. As is.. One issue of this work comes with a frontispiece, not with this copy. . . 
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3 ADAMS, John Quincy. The Great Design: Two Lectures on the Smithson Bequest… Edited, with an Introduction, by Wilcomb E. Washburn. Foreword by L.H. Butterfield.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1965. 
Series: Smithsonian Publication No. 4643. 8vo. 95 pp. Two color title (printed in sienna and black), plates. Quarter navy cloth with marbled paper sides, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket; jacket chipped. Burndy bookplate. Very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 American Philosophical Society. A Rising People: The Founding of the United States, 1765 to 1789. A Celebration from the Collections of the American Philosophical Society, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, The Library Company of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1976. 
FIRST EDITION. 4to. x, 292 pp. Profusely illustrated. Brown cloth, black stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket; jacket shows a small amount of wear. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Near fine. First Edition. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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5 BELL, Whitfield J., Jr. ‘Towards a National Spirit’: Collecting and Publishing in the Early Republic to 1830. Delivered on the Occasion of the Sixth Annual Bromsen Lecture, April 29, 1978.
Boston: Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1979. 0890730571 / 9780890730577 
Series: Maury A. Bromsen Lecture in Humanistic Bibliography, No. 6. 8vo. 37 pp. Illustrations. Printed wrappers; slight offsetting to front cover, else fine. Bookplate and red rubberstamp of the Burndy Library. Limited Edition of 1,000 copies. ISBN: 0890730571 
Price: 5.00 USD
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6 BRYANT, William Cullen (1794-1878) (editor). Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Cañons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of our Country. [2 volumes].
New York: D. Appleton, (1872 1874 hardcover Two volumes. 4to. vi, 568; vi, 576 pp. Profusely illustrated with 49 full-page steel engraved plates (incl. frontispieces, etc.) 
New York:: D. Appleton, (1872. 1874. hardcover. Two volumes. 4to. vi, 568; vi, 576 pp. Profusely illustrated with 49. full-page steel engraved plates (incl. frontispieces, etc.), numerous. wood engravings; slight water stains to inner margin near page 392 of. vol. I and outer margins near page 562 of vol. II. Original gilt and. black-stamped half very dark brown leather over textured maroon. cloth, five raised spine bands, all edges red; joints cracked; vol. 1. back cover water damaged, extremities worn. Generally very good.. Highly prized for its illustrations.. A monumental work honoring the great sites of North America, with numerous illustrations by distinguished artists. “The layout and concept was similar to that of Picturesque Europe. The work’s essays, together with its nine hundred wood engravings and fifty steel engravings, are considered to have had a profound influence on the growth of tourism and the historic preservation movement in the United States.” The steel engraved illustrations and plates are by artists such as: [Vol. I:] Harry Finn (Niagara Falls, R. Swain Gifford, Granville Perkins, Alfred R. Waud, Thomas Moran (p. 297: “The Upper Yellowstone Falls”), W.L. Sheppard, James D. Smillie (p. 424: “Mount Shasta”, p. 560: “The Golden Gate – from Telegraph Hill”),* A.C. Warren, A.S. Hazeltine, engraved by Samuel Valentine Hunt (1803-1893), Robert Hinshelwood, W. Wellstood, D.G. Thompson, Edward Paxman Brandard (1819-1898), and others. [Vol. II:] The frontispiece of “New York” is by A.C. Warren and many of the same artists in the previous vol. Other views include Dome of the Capitol, West Point, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Louisville, “Californians Lassoing Bear” – painted by F.O.C. Darley, Quebec, Adirondack Woods, The Rocky Mountains, Milwaukee, etc. “This ambitious work was published and delivered as a subscription; semi-monthly parts were sent out to subscribers. Once complete, the subscription would be bound into volumes. A variety of bindings were available, from cloth-bound with leather corners at the low end to full Morocco leather bindings with elaborate tooling. The stately, bound two volume set was proudly displayed in parlors of subscriber homes as a show of status.” “This two-volume set and others of the same genre, achieved great popularity in the nineteenth century. Their illustrations provided a tour of nineteenth century America, unspoilt and pastoral, its centres of commerce, ports, architecture and natural treasures. In a modern (2001) treatment of the work, Sue Rainey, who is a historian of American graphic arts and has a particular interest in the artists who drew landscapes and cityscapes for periodical and book illustrations, wrote “As the first publication to celebrate the entire continental nation, it enabled Americans, after the trauma of the Civil War, to construct a national self-image based on reconciliation between North and South and incorporation of the West.” (p. xiii). See: Sue Rainey, Creating Picturesque America, (Applewood Books, 2001). The Golden Gate Bridge began construction in 1933, this view of “the golden gate” shows the place where the bridge would be placed six decades later. . 2 
Price: 250.00 USD
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7 BURRESS, Richard T. The Bill of Rights, James Madison’s Legacy.
Stanford: Hoover Institute, (1989). 
23 cm. 83 pp. Appendices. Blue and white printed wrappers in original envelope. AUTHOR DEDICATION INSCRIPION: “To my friend & classmate, Ham [Hamilton] Kelly. With best wishes, Dick Burress.” Fine. Richard Thomas Burress (1922-2013), former US marine (WWII) and attorney, was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution with extensive background in government. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 BUXBAUM, Melvin H. Critical Essays on Benjamin Franklin.
Boston: G.K. Hall, (1987). 0816186995 / 9780816186990 
Series: Critical Essays on American Literature. 8vo. viii, 214 pp. Index. Quarter navy cloth with beige cloth sides, silver stamped spine title. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0816186995 
Price: 85.00 USD
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9 CAMPBELL, Thomas (1777-1844) Gertrude of Wyoming; a Pennsylvanian tale. And other poems
London: T. Bensley, Published for the Author, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme 1809 hardcover 4to. [iv], 134 pp. Lacks ads and errata slip. Quarter green calf, calf corners, gilt-ruled covers, gilt spine; extremities worn, 
London:: T. Bensley, Published for the Author, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1809. hardcover. 4to. [iv], 134 pp. Lacks ads and errata slip. Quarter green calf,. calf corners, gilt-ruled covers, gilt spine; extremities worn,. rubbed. Bookplate of Auchincruive. Very good.. FIRST EDITION of Thomas Campbell’s famous poem about the notorious Indian attack against the settlement of Wyoming, Pennsylvania in 1778. This attack, led by the Mohawk warrior Brandt has been called “the surpassing horror of the Revolution.” Also includes Campbell’s poems “Ye mariners of England,” and “The battle of the Baltic,” here printed for the first time. Thomas Campbell was educated at Glasgow University and was closely associated with the founding of the University of London. . 2 First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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10 CASSIDY, James G. Ferdinand V. Hayden: entrepreneur of science.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2000). 080321507X / 9780803215078 
8vo. xxv, 389 pp. 11 illus., bibliog., index. Black cloth, silver-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 080321507X Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 CRANE, Verner Winslow. Benjamin Franklin and a Rising People. Edited by Oscar Handlin.
Boston: Little, Brown, (1954). 
FIRST EDITION. Series: The Library of American Biography. 8vo. x, 219 pp. Index. Blue cloth, blind stamped cover title, gilt-stamped spine title; spine title a bit rubbed. Burndy bookplate. Very good. First Edition. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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12 DeJOHN ANDERSON, Virginia. Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 0195158601 / 9780195158601 
8vo. xi, 322 pp. Figs., index. Quarter metallic-scarlet stamped beige cloth, orange boards, dust-jacket. Fine. ISBN: 0195158601 “A stunning account that presents our history in a truly new light, Creatures of Empire reveals how livestock were a central factor in the cultural clash between colonists and Indians as well as a driving force in the expansion west. The book shows how colonists failed to anticipate the problems that would arise as Indians began encountering free-ranging livestock at almost every turn, often trespassing in their cornfields. Moreover, when growing populations and an expansive style of husbandry required far more space than they had expected, colonists could see no alternative but to appropriate Indian land, thus beginning the movement west.” 
Price: 12.00 USD
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13 DI CERTO, Joseph J. The Saga of the Pony Express.
Missoula: Mountain Press, 2002. 0878424520 / 9780878424528 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. ix, 245 pp. Frontis., photos and illustrations (including title and half-title), index. Printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0878424520 First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 DILLON, Richard. Meriwether Lewis: A Biography.
New York: Coward-McCann, (1965). 
8vo. xv, 365 pp. Plates, index. Light orange cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 FARMER, Jared. Glen Canyon Dammed: Inventing Lake Powell and the Canyon Country.
Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1999). 0816519927 / 9780816519927 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xxviii, 269 pp. Photos, maps, index. Blue paper boards, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0816519927 First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 HEWETT, Edgar L. Ancient Life in Mexico and Central America. Illustrated.
New York: Biblo and Tannen, 1968 
Reprint. 8vo. 364 pp. Plates, index. Dark blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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17 HOUGH, Samuel J. (comp.). The Italians and the Creation of America: An Exhibition at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.
Providence, RI: [Brown University], 1980. 
4to. 83 pp. Three color title with decorative border (printed in green, blue, and black), 2 color plates, 29 black and white plates, index. Printed wrappers. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Near fine. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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18 ISENBERG, Andrew C. The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2000). 0521771722 / 9780521771726 
FIRST EDITION. Series: Studies in Environment and History. 8vo. xii, 206 pp. Illustrations, index. Brown cloth, copper stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. Rare. ISBN: 0521771722 First Edition. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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19 MICHENER, James A. Texas.
New York: Random House 1985 hardcover 8vo. xviii, 1096 pp. Gilt-stamped blue cloth, dust-jacket; jacket extremities rubbed. SIGNED by author in ink on card tipped-in Signed
New York:: Random House. 1985. hardcover. 8vo. xviii, 1096 pp. Gilt-stamped blue cloth, dust-jacket; jacket. extremities rubbed. SIGNED by author in ink on card tipped-in at half-. title. Near fine in very good jacket. ISBN: 0394541545. 1 
Price: 40.00 USD
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20 O’CROULEY, Pedro Alonso. A Description of the Kingdom of New Spain, 1774. Translated and Edited by Sean Galvin.
(No place): John Howell, 1972. 
English translation of Ida compendiosa del Reyno de Nueva España. 4to. xviii, (xix-xxi), 148 pp. Color frontis. port. of O’Crouley with facsimile signature, four color title with vignette (printed in gray, sienna, blue and black), illustrations (many in color), maps, glossary, index. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket; jacket a bit soiled with small tear to top front cover. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Very good. Large facsimile reproduction of “Map of New Spain by José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez, 1768” included in rear pocket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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