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  • Maine]

    Published by Camden, Me, 1899

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    71pp. plus advertisements. Illus. Folding frontis. Lacks front wrapper, stapled. Frontispiece splitting at couple of folds, some light foxing. Good. Gives a brief history of Camden, and lists the natural attractions. The frontispiece is a bird's-eye view of the area.

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    344pp. Original cloth. Cloth bit sunned, some light scattered foxing, else very good. Lists businesses by city or town, populations statistics by county, and statistics concerning the population of the U.S., with hundreds of advertisements for local businesses and services.

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  • Insurance]

    Published by Gorham, 1828

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    2pp. Single folded sheet, printed on one side, creased. Very good. An early promotional piece for an American insurance company, consisting of the by-laws of the company and an advertisement soliciting new policies. A scarce piece.

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  • Gillmore, Parker]

    Published by London, 1869

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    xii,336pp. Frontis. Engraved titlepage. Later burgundy cloth, spine gilt. Cloth lightly edgeworn. Some foxing to preliminary leaves, else internally clean. Bookplate of Hermon Dunlap Smith. Very good. The author traveled on the Santa Fe Trail in the 1850s and wrote other works on his experiences in the West. Chapter six of the present book is devoted entirely to buffalo hunting. Also chapters on shooting in Illinois, trout fishing in Maine, etc.

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  • Broadsheet, 21 x 30 3/4 inches. Old folds. Almost entirely separated at central horizontal fold, chipping and wear along that fold with minor loss of text. Separation at several other folds. Light soiling and staining. Fair. Printed, government-issue muster roll form, listing 102 men enlisted in the Twelfth Maine Volunteer Regiment, Company B, during the Civil War. The roll gives name, rank, age, where and when each man enrolled and mustered into the unit, as well as any pertinent remarks: "Deserted at Portland Nov. 22, 1861," "Transfer to Co. A Dec. 2, 1861," "Discharged by Surgeon Dec. 18, 1861." The roll was completed by Capt. George H. Chadwell, the commanding officer of the company.

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  • 12; 12pp. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers worn and slightly soiled. Scattered foxing. A good copy. The texts comprise two descriptions of exhibitions put together by Chase. Each statue in the exhibits is described, and the text of the "death warrant" issued by Pontius Pilate is included. Both works are extremely rare, the NUC locating only one copy of each title, OCLC locating only one copy of the second. OCLC 29292373. NUC 0320286-87.

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  • 438pp. Modern cloth, gilt leather label. Fine. A scarce government report regarding one of the events that became a cause celebre during the undeclared, bloodless "Aroostook War" along the Maine boundary with Canada. Specifically, this collection was prompted by the arrest by British authorities in New Brunswick of Ebenezer Greely of Maine, who was involved in taking a census of residents along the disputed region of the Upper St. John River between the United States and Canada. The exact border in this region had been in dispute since the 1783 Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution, and the issue was not put to rest until the Webster- Ashburton Treat of 1842. British authorities were also on edge as a result of several instances in which Americans aided rebellious Canadians seeking independence. This extensive report brings together dozens of documents relating to the Maine Boundary Dispute. OCLC locates only two copies - at Mount Allison University and the Toronto Public Library. OCLC 63011178, 71767491.

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  • Holley, Orville L., editor

    Published by New York, 1844

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    336pp. plus one folding map, four single-page maps, six plates, and advertisements. Frontis. Engraved title. 12mo. Original gilt cloth. Spine sunned, some edge wear with chips at spine ends, front hinge cracked. Scattered foxing. About very good overall. Contains much travel information regarding New York, the New England states, and Canada, especially via steamboat. The small folding map, "Maine with a part of Canada & New Brunswick shewing the Disputed Territory and the Boundary as Settled by Treaty," shows the boundary handcolored. DECKER 38:216. SABIN 32538.

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  • Sherburne, Andrew

    Published by Utica, 1828

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    262pp. Contemporary calf, red gilt morocco label. Hinges worn, chipped at head of spine. Minor foxing, two leaves with old tape repairs. Contemporary and modern scribblings on rear free endpaper and pastedown. Tanned and foxed. A good copy, with duplicate stamp of the Huntington Library on rear pastedown. The author, a native of Portsmouth, N.H. served in the Continental navy as a boy and saw considerable action. In 1781 he was taken prisoner and sent to Old Mill Prison, where he became ill before finally being returned to America. He lived in Maine until 1818, when he moved to Ohio. HOWES S391. KAPLAN 5170. HARBECK, p.97. SMITH I, 1351 (another ed).

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM32650

  • Civil War]: [First Maine Cavalry]

    Published by First Maine Cavalry Association, Rockland, Me., 1892

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    Nine issues, several with plates, plus two supplements. Original printed wrappers, mostly detached and chipping heavily. A few chips to initial leaves of one issue, otherwise internally very good. A significant run, nine of fourteen total issues with two additional supplements, of a periodical for Civil War veterans of the First Maine Cavalry. "Published four times a year, and will contain the proceedings of the yearly reunions of the First Maine Cavalry, matters of historic value to the regiment, and items of personal interest to all the members." The volunteer cavalry regiment served with the Army of the Potomac for the duration of the war, and participated in many of the critical battles, including Brandy Station, the largest cavalry engagement of the entire Civil War.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM52035

  • [2],ii,260pp. Early 20th-century buckram, gilt labels, Cloth somewhat dust soiled, hinges loose. Institutional ink and blind stamps to titlepage. Light tanning internally. Lacking frontispiece. Good. "Lowell murdered his wife on a country road near Lewiston, Maine, in June, 1870; the body was not found for more than three years, when the headless skeleton was discovered. Despite the lapse of time, Lowell was convicted. The victim's mother had a dream about the time of the murder which foretold the circumstances of her death" - McDade. McDADE 633.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM53870

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    Canada]: [Dawson Brothers]

    Published by Dawson Brothers, Montreal, 1872

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    Colored folding map, 33 x 22 1/2 inches. Folded into original pebbled cloth. Front board detached. Bisected and mounted on linen, as issued. Old bookplate and withdrawal stamp on front pastedown, short closed tear along linen fold of upper outer section, not affecting map itself. A handsome, detailed folding map showing southeast Canadian territory including Cape Breton, and the Province of Quebec. Two small insets show Newfoundland and the environs of Montreal, and one larger inset extends to British Columbia and Manitoba. The map also provides details of the northeast United States, spanning from eastern Michigan all the way to New York Harbor. Also illustrated are railway routes completed and those under construction, and "Free Grant Lands" are identified by a color illustration. An interesting late 19th- century map of Canada, published only one year after western British Columbia joined the Canadian Confederation to help form the Canadian Pacific Railway.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM39322

  • Seller image for MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT BOOK BELONGING TO CAPTAIN ALBION D. ALEXANDER OF MAINE] for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    Alexander, Albion D.

    Published by [Maine and elsewhere], 1860

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    [25]pp. Folio. Contemporary stiff paper wrappers, lettered on cover. Light soiling to covers; minor soiling internally, but generally quite bright and clean. Very good. An account book kept by Albion D. Alexander (b.1822), a ship captain from Maine, detailing accounts for several ships over a ten-year period. Expenses for the Barque Lion include "Paid Cook discharged," advertising, scraping the ship, " 1/2 dozen table spoons," and several entries for various provisions. The accounts were made in the harbors of Nassau, Savannah, Boston, Valparaiso, San Francisco (in the spring of 1851) and Callao, all in the first two years. A later entry for the Lion records wages for each crew member. There are similar accounts for several other ships, though none so extensive as those for the Lion. Included among these is a ship named the Elvira, possibly named for Alexander's wife, Elvira Lewis Alexander of Swan Island, Maine.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM41401

  • vi,24pp. Quarto. 19th-century cloth, spine gilt. Light toning and wear to text. Very good. Funeral sermon for William Pepperrell of Kittery, Maine, one of the most prosperous merchants in New England. Pepperrell was also chief justice, leader of the siege of Louisbourg, the first native American to be made a baronet, and the de facto governor of Massachusetts Bay after 1756. EVANS 8497. ESTC W3110. SABIN 91484.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM47402

  • Seller image for STATE OF MAINE, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, AUGUSTA, MAY 29, 1846. TO THE CITIZENS OF MAINE.STATE OF MAINE. HEAD QUARTERS, AUGUSTA, MAY 29, 1846. GENERAL ORDER.[caption title] for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    [2]pp. on bifolium sheet of blue paper. Printed on recto of each leaf only. Early soft creases from folding. Tiny separations at cross-folds. Small bit of discoloration on second page. Very good. Message of Maine governor H.J. Anderson and a general order from Alfred Redington, Commander in Chief of the Maine militia, calling volunteers to arms in the Mexican- American War. Anderson explains that "the repeated and long continued efforts of the National Government to effect an amicable settlement of the differences with the government of Mexico, have unfortunately proved unavailing," resulting in the American declaration of war. Anderson notes that the President has requested one regiment of infantry from Maine, and writes that he has no doubt "that the patriotic citizens of this State will promptly respond to the call of the general government for aid in defending any portion of its territory." Redington's general order lists the positions in the infantry volunteer corps being assembled and transmits instructions for volunteers. "Maine, although distant from the scene of the conflict, will be as prompt as any of her sister States in repelling the forces of the invader. Her patriotic citizens will be as ready to vindicate rights upon the Rio Grande, as upon their own immediate territory. Their love of country knows no section, but embraces the entire boundaries of the Republic" - Redington.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM48647

  • [353]-360pp. Large folio newspaper. Dbd. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. A scarce newspaper printing of an important and well-written Indian captivity from Texas in 1853, when Mrs. Jane Adeline Wilson, her brothers-in-law, and some of her traveling party were captured and experienced "great sufferings" at the hands of Comanche Indians. Pregnant at the time of her abduction, Mrs. Wilson had been on her way to California just ahead of her husband, John, when her party was attacked by Comanches. Sadly, John Wilson had been killed shortly before this in El Paso, after stealing horses from a local Ysleta Pueblo Indian tribe. Mrs. Wilson was captured, made "to work like a slave," stripped of all but the barest of clothing, often denied food, shorn of her "fine head of hair," forced to walk for "five or six days," and suffered "repeated acts of inhumanity" at the hands of her captors. Mrs. Wilson managed to hide from her kidnappers one morning, and spent the next two weeks surviving in the wilderness of western Texas on a diet of blackberries and spring water. She was discovered by a New Mexican trading party, and after avoiding further close encounters with the Comanches, she arrived safely to a United States Army outpost in Pecos, Texas over a month later. "She stayed in Santa Fe till late spring, recuperating from her wounds and the birth of a son in December 1853. Meanwhile, she told the story of her capture and escape to [U.S. Army Major James] Carleton and Rev. Louis Smith, a Protestant clergyman. The two men collaborated in writing her account, then Smith sent it to the United States attorney general for New Mexico in December 1853. Soon after, newspapers from Santa Fe to the East Coast published the story, in many cases printed verbatim from the original document.In Texas, word of her ordeal prompted the legislature to authorize the state to assist in recovering free Texas citizens captured by Indians. The legislation established an assistance fund of $5,000 and specified that Jane Wilson and her brothers-in-law be beneficiaries of it. Governor Elisha M. Pease facilitated her return passage to Paris, Texas. She traveled by way of El Paso and San Antonio and arrived home in the fall of 1854. American traders and a Choctaw Indian obtained the release of her brothers-in-law from the Comanches and delivered them to United States Army officials in Indian Territory in Spring 1854" - HANDBOOK OF TEXAS. "Mrs. Wilson, the heroine of the following narrative, has within a few weeks escaped from captivity among the Camanche Indians, having been captured by them while on her way, with her husband, to California. There have been few stories more romantic and fearfully affecting than her experience thus related by herself" - ("Editor's Note" preceding Mrs. Wilson's narrative). Mrs. Wilson's harrowing narrative comprises practically all five columns of the front page of the present newspaper, as well as the entire first column of the second page. The story was first printed as a 23pp. pamphlet in Rochester the year before, and was picked up here by the PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT in the wake of this first publication. The original pamphlet is practically unobtainable. Confusingly, Howes only assigns a rarity value of "b" to the Rochester first edition, but then notes that just two copies are known. Edward Ayer did not own a copy of the original first edition. The present newspaper edition is likely very scarce in its own right; OCLC records just one copy, at the Denver Public Library, but there are likely more copies in serial runs of the newspaper. WAGNER-CAMP (1937) 233. HOWES W529, "b" (ref). HANDBOOK OF TEXAS VI, pp.1006-07. OCLC 38914913.

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  • United States-Great Britain Treaty]

    Published by London, 1843

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    8pp. Folio. Later wrappers. Browned, middle signature loose, else very good. The goal of the 1842 treaty, usually known as the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, was to resolve the long-standing boundary disputes between the U.S. and Canada on the northeast border. Because of the British ministers misleading Webster about which maps should serve as a basis for negotiations, the U.S. received less territory than it should have. Nonetheless, the treaty resolved the dispute. Article VIII of this treaty calls on both parties to provide naval forces off the coast of Africa in order to suppress the slave trade. OCLC locates only six copies of this scarce official British printing of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. MALLOY, p.650. OCLC 12403379.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM34321

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    Oakes, William

    Published by Little & Brown; Cambridge: George Nichols, Boston, 1848

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    4 preliminary leaves, sixteen handsome plates interleaved with corresponding leaves containing explanatory remarks. Folio. Original maroon cloth. Head and toe of spine repaired, some staining and spotting on cloth. Minute foxing. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. Very good. An interesting American view book depicting a series of landscape views in New Hampshire and Maine, viz: 1) "The White Mountains," 2) "Mount Crawford," 3) "The Notch of the White Mountains," 4) "The Lower Cascade of the Notch," 5) "The Gate of the Notch," 6) "The Falls of the Amonoosuck," 7) "The Granite Cliffs of the Falls" (two views on one plate), 8) "The Franconia Notch," 9) "Profile Mountain at Franconia," 10) "The Profile Rock," 11) "The Basin, in Lincoln, N.H.," 12) "The Flume, in Lincoln, N.H.," 13) "Nancy's Bridge," 14) "Mt. Crawford, from the Notch" (two views on one plate), 15) "Mount Washington" (two views on one plate), and 16) "Mt. Washington, over Tuckerman's Ravine." SABIN 56387. HOWES O1, "b.".

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  • Seller image for THE NEW-ENGLAND FARMERS' AND MECHANICS' JOURNAL. VOL. I [all published] for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    Holmes, Ezekiel, editor

    Published by Published by P. Sheldon, Gardiner, Me., 1828

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    viii,288pp. plus twelve plates, some folding. Contemporary dark brown calf and brown marbled boards, old gilt titling applied by hand to spine. Minor flaking and chipping to joints and extremities, corners bumped. Slight age-toning to text, occasional creasing, foxing, and minor soiling throughout. Overall, very good. A complete run of twelve issues of this useful and informative early 19th-century American scientific and agricultural periodical, covering the year 1828. Each issue numbers twenty-four pages, and the whole is continuously paginated. The articles cover machining, animal husbandry, horticulture, tanning animal hides, growing hemp, making cider, managing bees, and a wide range of other topics. There are also notices in each issue of recent inventions and products new to the agricultural market. Of particular interest are the twelve engraved plates illustrating a variety of contemporary machines and farming implements, such as "Flagg's Patent Revolving Brick Press," "Lane's Corn Sheller," and a "Cider Mill and Press," with the final two plates featuring different breeds of sheep. The first ten plates were lithographed by Pendleton Litho, while the sheep plates were executed by Senefelder Press in Boston. A table of contents at the beginning helps locate relevant articles in each volume. THE NEW-ENGLAND FARMERS' AND MECHANICS' JOURNAL was edited by Ezekiel Holmes, M.D., a Professor of Chemistry, Natural History, and Agriculture at the Gardiner Lyceum in Maine. This copy carries a near-contemporary ownership inscription in pencil on the titlepage, reading, "J.S. Swift Farmington Maine 1840." Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. About fifteen copies in OCLC, most of them single issues or incomplete runs. An exceedingly rare complete volume of Holmes' early American agricultural periodical, rarely found complete. RINK 107. UNION LIST OF SERIALS, p.2987. SABIN 52680 (first issue only). OCLC 475896056, 12704691, 12697629.

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  • Seller image for MANUSCRIPT PETITION BY THE SELECTMEN OF PORTSMOUTH TO SET ASIDE LAND FOR A "HIGHWAY AND PLACE" FOR A FERRY ACROSS THE PISCATAQUA RIVER, CONNECTING PORTSMOUTH WITH KITTERY, MAINE] for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

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    [3]pp. on a single folded sheet. Lightly silked. Minor edge chipping, a handful of clean tears expertly repaired, second leaf inset into slightly larger backing sheet. Very good. Official manuscript copy of a document by His Majesty's Court of General Sessions of the Peace in New Hampshire assenting to "the humble petition of Benjamin Akarman, Samuel Cutts [and three other] Selectmen of Portsmouth.shewing that an highway and place for a ferry ways to the ferry over the Piscatuqua [sic] River are necessary to be laid out.beginning at the northwest corner of Mr. Eleazer Russells land.which highway.would be a great benefit to the public.We humbly pray that a committee may be appointed to lay out the same and to award satisfaction to the owner or owners of the land through which the said highway may be laid.At the same court.it was ordered.that the Hon. John Phillips [and two others] be a committee to view, examine & lay out the way.also to estimate the damages sustained by the owners.The Committee reported they "are of the opinion that the way petitioned for is necessary & convenient & have therefore provided and laid out an highway.as follows.which being fully heard.by the Court, it is therefore ordered that the same.be established as a public highway and ferryways. Attest Js. Rindgell." The document also notes that "the claimants were notified and but one of them appeared." Though planned and authorized primarily as a civic measure in February, 1775, the outbreak of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord just two months later rendered this ferry logistically valuable to the American army by facilitating troop movements from the Portland area to Boston. Writing from Portland on Sept. 3, 1779, James Thacher, much honored surgeon who served in the Revolution, related that "Orders are now received from General Gates for our regiment to return immediately to Boston. Commenced our march from Falmouth [i.e., Portland] on the 7th instant, passed through Scarborough, Kennebunk, and York, to Portsmouth.Having crossed the ferry at Portsmouth on the 10th, we encamped on the common. A number of gentlemen of this town treated us with buckets of punch at the ferry way.we reached Cambridge on the 14th." - Thacher, MILITARY JOURNAL DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (Boston, 1823), p.209. Early in the war, General Washington recognized the strategic importance of Portsmouth situated at the mouth of the Piscataqua River. He wrote to General John Sullivan on Nov. 7, 1775, "You are to proceed immediately to Portsmouth.to secure that and other towns, at the entrance of Piscataqua River.to prevent the enemy from passing up the river" - Ford, WRITINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, Vol. III, p.145. The ferry continued to serve the area during peace time, until the first bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine was built in 1822. A colonial New Hampshire document relating to a ferry that provided strategic advantages for the American Revolutionary Army.

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    Oakes, William

    Published by Wm. Crosby and H.P. Nichols, Boston, 1848

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    4 preliminary leaves, sixteen lithographic plates interleaved with corresponding leaves of explanatory text. Folio. Original blue cloth, gilt device on front cover, rebacked in period style. Corners repaired, minute wear to rear cover. Faint dampstain in upper outer corner of one plate. Overall internally clean. Very good. A series of classic landscape views in New Hampshire and Maine: 1) "The White Mountains"; 2) "Mount Crawford"; 3) "The Notch of the White Mountains"; 4) "The Lower Cascade of the Notch"; 5) "The Gate of the Notch"; 6) "The Falls of the Amonoosuck"; 7) "The Granite Cliffs of the Falls" (two views on one plate); 8) "The Franconia Notch"; 9) "Profile Mountain at Franconia"; 10) "The Profile Rock"; 11) "The Basin, in Lincoln, N.H."; 12) "The Flume, in Lincoln, N.H."; 13) "Nancy's Bridge"; 14) "Mt. Crawford, from the Notch" (two views on one plate); 15) "Mount Washington" (two views on one plate); and 16) "Mt. Washington, over Tuckerman's Ravine." HOWES O1, "b.".

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  • Seller image for CONVENTION BETWEEN HIS MAJESTY AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RELATIVE TO THE REFERENCE TO ARBITRATION OF THE DISPUTED POINTS UNDER THE FIFTH ARTICLE OF THE TREATY OF GHENT. SIGNED AT LONDON, SEPTEMBER 29, 1827. for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    [2],3pp. Folio. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. A couple small contemporary ink notes, else near fine. The official British printing. The fifth article of the Treaty of Ghent (1814) resolved to find a resolution to the dispute over the U.S.-Canadian boundary in the northeast, which had been at issue since the peace treaty of 1783. By the present Convention, Great Britain and the United States agree to submit to arbitration to resolve the boundary dispute, putting forth new reports and statements of their respective arguments, and agreeing to accept the decision of the arbitrator as "final and conclusive." In 1831 the King of the Netherlands, acting as arbitrator, submitted an award which was not accepted by either government, and the northeast boundary issue was not resolved until the "Webster- Ashburton" treaty of 1842. No copies of this British printing of the Convention are located on OCLC. Rare. MALLOY, p.646.

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  • Seller image for THREE ALBUMS OF ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF SCENES IN MAINE, AND OF LIFE IN FRANCE AND ENGLAND IN THE YEAR BEFORE WORLD WAR I, TAKEN BY MIT PROFESSOR RALPH RESTIEAUX LAWRENCE] for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    Maine and European Photographica]: [Lawrence, Ralph Restieaux]

    Published by [Maine and various places in Europe, 1920

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    A total of 248 original photographic prints. Oblong octavo albums. Original black morocco, spines gilt, titles as transcribed below. Albums with some shelf wear; European album slightly cocked, lower portion of front joint splitting. The photographs are clean and in excellent condition. An outstanding collection of photographic images of scenes in Maine, coastal France, and the Channel Islands. The photographs were taken by an MIT Professor who apparently vacationed in Maine on a regular basis, and who also visited England and France in the year before the outbreak of World War I. The albums of Maine images ably show the natural beauty of far western Maine, while the album of scenes in France and England captures life in small villages and towns in Normandy, Brittany, and the Channel Islands before the peace of the region was shattered by the Great War. Two of the albums feature silver gelatin prints that have been printed directly onto the album sheets, with accompanying handwritten captions. The third album consists of photographic prints affixed to sheets of the album. Though without ownership signatures, we attribute these albums to Ralph Restieaux Lawrence, a Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. These albums came with other photographic albums made by Lawrence on trips to the American West and Canada, featuring photographs done in a similar style, captioned and bound as these albums. Ralph Restieaux Lawrence (b. 1873) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and graduated from MIT in 1895. He taught electrical engineering at MIT from 1896 to 1941, and apparently enjoyed photography and traveling, as the present albums would indicate. The three albums are: 1) HEALD POND MAINE 1907. Thirty-nine original photographic prints, most approximately 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, each print affixed to a sheet in the album, the sheets measuring 8 x 10 inches. Original oblong octavo album. This album contains a series of lovely photographs of the area around Heald Pond, in west-central Maine, not far from the Canadian border. Heald Pond is known for its natural beauty - ably captured in these photographs - and for its hiking trails. The photographs in this album are uncaptioned, but show a number of images of the large pond and surrounding area, as well as cabins and campsites. 2) PHOTOGRAPHS EUROPE 1913. 162 original silver gelatin prints, approximately 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, each printed directly onto a sheet in the album, the sheets measuring 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Each image is identified by a manuscript caption on the facing sheet. Original oblong octavo album. The pictures show scenes in France and England, mostly in the regions of Brittany and Normandy, the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, and Sark, and the towns of Warwick and Stratford- upon-Avon. Many of the photographs show life in villages or larger towns, such as Caen in Normandy. There are a number of photographs of scenes in and around the Brittany village of Concarneau, including market scenes, fetes, and scenes along the port, but other villages, such as Pont-Aven and Vitre are included as well. Many of the photographs in the British islands show castles, ruins, towns, and coastal scenes. In all, a magnificent series of photographs of this region on the verge of World War I. 3) PHOTOGRAPHS ATTEAN MAINE 1920. Forty- seven original silver gelatin prints, on average 3 x 5 inches (one of them a panoramic photo 3 x 13 1/2 inches on a folded sheet), each printed directly onto a sheet in the album, the sheets 7 x 9 1/2 inches. Each image is identified by a manuscript caption on the facing sheet. Original oblong octavo album. Attean Lake is a resort area located in west- central Maine, and this album of attractive silver gelatin prints shows scenes from a vacation taken there by Lawrence in 1920. The panoramic photograph is a lovely view of Attean Lake from a high perspective on nearby Mount Sally. There are several other pictures from Mount Sally, as well as images of camps, vistas from lake level, nearby woods, other ponds, etc.

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  • Seller image for GUARD BOOK CO. D. 12th MAINE REGIMENT INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS U.S.A. 1862 G.E. ANDREWS 1st SERGT. [manuscript title] for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    Civil War]: [Maine]

    Published by [Various locations, mostly Louisiana, 1862

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    [120]pp. Contemporary sheep, later leatherette backstrip, title stamped in dark brown on front board, reading, "GUARD BOOK D. CO. 12TH. REG. MAINE." Some edge wear, mild chipping, and light scuffing to boards. Front hinge detached, spine cracked. Occasional thumb-soiling to text. Still, very good. A manuscript record book documenting an entire year of guard duty worked by various members of Company D, 12th Maine Infantry Regiment Volunteers during the early part of the Civil War. The majority of time recorded in this book emanates from Louisiana, while the 12th Maine Regiment was attached to Butler's Expeditionary Corps from January to March, 1862. On their way to Louisiana the regiment travelled on the Steamship Constitution to Ship Island, Mississippi, serving there until May 4, 1862. The Regiment then traveled to New Orleans for guard duty at the U.S. Mint until October 1862. While in New Orleans the Regiment took part in the expedition to Pass Manchaca from June 16 to 20 and the expedition to Ponchatoula from September 13 to 18. In October the Regiment moved slightly north to Camp Parapet in Shrewsbury, Louisiana and served there until November 19, 1862; the record book ends here. Each two-page opening of the ledger is pre- printed with a large column on the left for names and thirty-one numbered smaller columns for marking days served on guard duty. Most days have just one or two tick marks for any particular soldier, indicating just one or two men were on active patrol, mostly privates but also sergeants, corporals, musicians, wagoners, and others. The number of guard shifts worked by the regiment increased dramatically in May 1862, when they arrived at the U.S. Mint in New Orleans, before falling off again the next month (presumably after some relief arrived). In addition to guard duty service, notations indicate reasons for absences, such as "died at," "sick," "in confinement," "permanent detail," "enlisted for cook," "light duty," "in the woods," and "hospital." Notations from February 1862 indicate that James H. Andrews died onboard the Constitution on February 14, and two other soldiers caught sickness at Fortress Monroe. Another entry shows that S.G. Tracy "Died at Ship Island 12 of April 1862." Later, in July, Capt. H.W. Dunn is detailed for daily duty at the "Reding Press" in New Orleans. In August, G.F. Drown is "Detailed as Nurse in General Hospital St. James Hotel N.O." Material from the Trans-Mississippi West is rare this early in the Civil War, and also usually not as thorough, as the present record book documents an entire year of service. A unique record of Civil War service for a peripatetic Maine volunteer infantry regiment serving in the Bayou State.

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  • Seller image for SCRAPBOOK OF COLONEL HENRY LITTLE OF BANGOR, MAINE, CONTAINING NUMEROUS ITEMS OF HORTICULTURAL AND POMOLOGICAL INTEREST] for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

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    Approximately [89] leaves, pasted with numerous clippings. Several small pamphlets or other pieces laid or pasted in. Folio. Original three-quarter sheep and boards. Spine, corners, and boards heavily worn. Leaves loose or loosening. Light foxing and soiling. Good. Henry Little (b. 1788) was the proprietor of Henry Little & Co., a Bangor nursery which flourished in the 1840s and 1850s, specializing in fruit trees. He was a veteran of the War of 1812 and was present at Castine when it was captured by the British. In 1829, then residing in Bucksport, he joined the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Little moved to Bangor in 1836, where he established his nursery and became a leading figure in Maine horticulture. His life was spent in dedicated pursuit of the best fruit varieties for New England culture, and he wrote numerous articles on the subject which he contributed to local and national periodicals. He was a founder and long-time president of the Bangor Horticultural Society, president of the Maine Board of Agriculture, and a regular Maine delegate to national pomological conventions. In 1873, Col. Little moved to Boston to be near his children, at which time he was presented with a gold-headed cane by the citizens of Bangor. His scrapbook contains numerous clippings of his horticultural articles, some of which were published anonymously. Also included in the scrapbook are various addresses, his reports of conventions and exhibitions, his accounts of Canadian travel, an occasional letter written to him, articles of interest, poems, prints, and other similar items. His annotations are evident throughout. Among the more interesting individual items are a manuscript diagram of Little's property in Bangor, showing positions of buildings and gardens, all labeled, and a trimmed but still striking broadside advertisement for Little's nursery (dated 1846), with the fruits handcolored, possibly by Little himself. A tantalizing aspect is that Little used an earlier account book containing his nursery accounts to create this scrapbook, which, though obscured by the current contents, could be revealed by careful conservation. A fascinating artifact from this important Maine horticulturalist.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM48470

  • Seller image for STUART'S ATLAS OF THE STATE OF MAINE for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    Stuart, J.H.

    Published by J.H. Stuart, South Paris, Me., 1898

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    [3],10-109pp. plus one large folding map. Lacks titlepage. Large folio. Original publisher's pebbled cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt, with modern red calf spine and corners. Boards rubbed. Light dampstaining to lower corner, else clean internally. Folding map reinforced on folds. About very good. The tenth edition of this popular atlas by J.H. Stuart, with detailed color maps of the cities and counties of Maine. The large folding map shows the entirety of the state. Only four copies of this edition listed in OCLC. OCLC 10743279, 53381972.

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  • Seller image for AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JAMES BUCHANAN TO JAMES A. CALDWELL] for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    Buchanan, James

    Published by Washington, D.C., 1842

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    [2]pp. Quarto. Very good. In a green cloth chemise. Reading in part: "In regard to Mr. Tyler's measures of nomination; I feel every disposition to support both when I can do so without a violation of principle; but I cannot approve his Exchequer project. Indeed it has but few, - very few friends in either party. As it was originally presented by the Secretary of the Treasury (Walter Forward), I considered it more dangerous if possible than a National Bank.Nothing has yet authentically transpired of the character of Lord Ashburton's negotiations. He is very pacific in his conversation; I have no doubt he sincerely desires to preserve the peace between the two countries, but we cannot yet form any decided opinion at what may be the results.One of the greatest evils under our system is the unreasonable length of the sessions of Congress. We have now been in session nearly six months and the House have not yet begun to consider the tariff question." Tyler's Exchequer Project was a plan presented to Congress in December 1841, which envisioned a public banking institution directed by a non-partisan Board of Control. "Lord Ashburton's negotiations," conducted with Daniel Webster, had adopted a compromise northern boundary of Maine.

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  • Seller image for COLTON'S RAILROAD & TOWNSHIP MAP OF THE STATE OF MAINE, WITH PORTIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW BRUNSWICK, & CANADA for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    Colton, J.H.

    Published by Colton & Company; Portland, Me.: C.C. Hall, New York, 1855

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    Folding pocket map, 40 3/4 x 33 inches. Full contemporary color. Several small separations at folds; minor foxing. Gilt- stamped leather cover worn, spine perished. Very good. One of the finest of all 19th-century maps of Maine, first published in 1852 as a wall map and present here in the first edition pocket map of 1855. "Colton found a ready market for railroad maps in the 1850s and it is not surprising that his first map of Maine is in this category" - Thompson. Thompson identifies this map as the fourth state of Colton's railroad map of Maine, which differs from the third state only in copyright date. The map shows fifteen (of an eventual sixteen) of Maine's counties, and includes a brief list of the state's population by city. A handsome copy of this important map. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.385. RUMSEY 2720. THOMPSON, MAPS OF MAINE 142.

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  • Walling, H.F.

    Published by J. Chace Jr., & Co., Portland, Me., 1861

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    Wall map, 62 1/2 x 61 inches, with full period hand-coloring. Mounted on canvas with wooden roller at top of map (bottom roller lacking). Some tearing and wear at bottom edge. Coated uniformly with a yellow shellac. Good. [with:] A BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF THE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NEW MAP OF MAINE. Portland. [1861]. 344pp. Original publisher's cloth. Lightly worn and faded at extremities. Very minor foxing. About very good. An impressive and immensely detailed map of the state of Maine, incorporating the work of the British and American Boundary Commissioners Survey, the U.S. Coast Survey, the State Land Surveys, and the New Brunswick Provincial Surveys. Drawn on a scale of five miles to an inch, the chart shows all the counties and cities in the state, and minutely delineates the coastline. Several cities are shown in inset maps: Portland, Calais, Presque Isle, Houlton, Ellsworth, Bangor, Eastport, Machias, Bath, Farmington, Dover and Foxcroft, Paris Hill, Skowhegan, Waterville, Hallowell, Wiscasset, Gardiner, Augusta, Waldboro, Brunswick, Thomaston, Rockland, Auburn and Lewiston, and Saco and Biddeford. Also included is a table of distances and an engraving showing the mountains of Maine with their height in feet. A rather large inset map shows the United States, and a smaller one shows the world. Phillips' MAPS and Rumsey list an 1862 edition, but not the present one. This is Walling's first map of Maine, and so misses by a year inclusion in Thompson's bibliography of Maine maps. RUMSEY 1153. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.385 (both for 1862 ed).

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  • Seller image for THE PRESENT STATE OF NORTH-AMERICA. I. THE DISCOVERIES, RIGHTS AND POSSESSIONS OF GREAT- BRITAIN. II. THE DISCOVERIES, RIGHTS AND POSSESSIONS OF FRANCE. III. THE ENCROACHMENTS AND DEPREDATIONS OF THE FRENCH UPON HIS MAJESTY'S TERRITORIES IN NORTH AMERICA. for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

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    [2],64pp. and advertisement leaf. Contemporary plain paper wrappers. Wrappers worn and lightly chipped. Contemporary manuscript inscriptions on wrappers and titlepage. Light wear and soiling. Very good. In a green half morocco slipcase and cloth chemise, spine gilt. First published in London the same year, this is the scarce second American (and second Boston) edition. The printers explain on the titlepage that "this book has been in such great Demand, that it has had two Editions already this Year in England, and this is the second Edition in Boston. And by the best Judges of the Affairs of this Country, it is thought to be peculiarly seasonable at this Time, and is worthy the Perusal of every true Englishman." Huske reviews the history of North American settlement from an English point of view, then describes French aggressions in Nova Scotia, in Maine, penetration into upper New York and the Ohio country and throughout the South. Huske urges immediate war to remedy the situation. "This book was, at the time of its appearance, both inflammatory and influential. It set forth British aims in North America, making a clear, vigorous, and concise attack on the French pretension." - Lande. Often attributed to John Huske, NAIP, DNB, and British Museum CATALOGUE list the author as Ellis Huske (John Huske's younger brother). Ellis Huske was postmaster in Boston in 1734, preceded Benjamin Franklin as deputy postmaster general of the colonies, and was the publisher of the BOSTON WEEKLY POSTBOY for some twenty years. He died in 1755. HOWES H840, "aa." SABIN 34027. LANDE 463. EVANS 7434. ESTC W28956. WROTH, AMERICAN BOOKSHELF, p.142. DNB X, pp.322-323. APPLETON'S CYCLOP∆DIA III, p.330. REESE & OSBORN, STRUGGLE FOR NORTH AMERICA 26 (note).

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