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  • Bachelder, N.J.

    Published by Manchester, 1891

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    55pp. plus plates. Folding frontis. Original limp cloth wrappers. Very good. The plates depict the lakes in New Hamsphire, with explanatory text. The frontispiece is a panorama of Lake Winnipesaukee.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM13839

  • 390,[5]pp. Contemporary sheep. Extremities lightly worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Light foxing and wear. About very good. Later edition of a popular sermon preached by Doddridge, first printed in London in 1735, with title, THE CARE OF THE SOUL URGED AS THE ONE THING NEEDFUL. Doddridge was a prolific writer and his works were widely reprinted. Only a handful of copies of this edition noted in ESTC. EVANS 26901. ESTC W29069.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM45504

  • Mathews, A.E.

    Published by Major & Knapp, New York, 1876

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    Engraving, 11 x 7 inches. Matted. Soiled, a few light fox marks. Good. An artistic embellishment of the famed cliff in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Captured in profile, the features of the rock formation have been exaggerated to clearly resemble the countenace of an old mountain man. A nice artifact of one of America's early family vacation spots.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM31312

  • Lendrum, John

    Published by J. and B. Williams, Exeter, N.H., 1836

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    Two volumes in one. 186;189pp. 12mo. Modern paper boards with printed paper label. Minor foxing. Very good. In a larger half morocco slipcase, spine gilt. New edition, revised and corrected, of this history of the American Revolution, first published in 1795. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 38502.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM44052

  • Fill, W.L.]

    Published by Portsmouth, 1910

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    [192]pp. plus three bank deposit slips. Approximately 25,000 words. Calf over paper boards, contemporary manuscript title. Minor scuffing to leather. Good. Kept by Fill, the Chief Boatswain, this journal records the activities of two boats, the Southery and the Topeka, which were used as prison ships in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A meticulous record of events on the two ships. The Southery was primarily a prison ship and frequently produced goods to be sold; the Topeka was an auxiliary ship which also served as a prison ship. The majority of entries describe the products being produced, inspections of prisoners, and maintenance to the ship, but interesting entries include descriptions of a boat collision in the harbor and the author's involvement in a Masonic lodge. Fill also makes mention of personal matters such as deaths and his own activities, when notable.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM41226

  • Seller image for A JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE, AT THEIR SESSION, BEGAN AND HELD AT CONCORD, ON WEDNESDAY THE SEVENTH DAY OF JUNE.1786, AND IN THE TENTH YEAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF AMERICA for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    96,89-190pp. (M gathering repeated). Titlepage with ornamental border, woodcut head- and tail-pieces, and initials. Original grey paper wrappers, stitched as issued. Wear and light soiling to wrappers, lower fifth of rear wrapper torn away, lacking backstrip. One-inch closed tear along woodcut border on titlepage (no loss of text), closed tear spanning half of leaves G4 and O1 and a one-inch closed tear to the outside margin of leaf V2 (no loss of text), occasional ink spots or fingerprints, light foxing and tanning throughout. Good plus, and in original, unsophisticated condition. A rare and well-preserved copy of the PROCEEDINGS from the June, September, and December 1786 sessions of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. All three sessions were issued separately as well as together, as here; Evans records them separately. Included are petitions submitted for consideration from the House, communications from the Senate, votes (with lists of who voted Yea and Nay), approvals to build roads and churches, as well as notes on more colorful incidents, such as the aftermath from the Paper Money Riot (Exeter Rebellion) of September 20, 1786. In the wake of the Revolution, the country as well as individual states, cities, and many citizens were deeply in debt. The lack of specie and paper currency in circulation made the payment of debts difficult. Many New Hampshire towns drafted petitions to the legislature over the issue of paper currency, calling for the printing of paper money in the form of paper notes on credit, but the legislature did not act quickly enough for many. Eventually rebels in Rockingham County armed themselves and marched on Exeter (where the September session was meeting) to demand that the New Hampshire General Court immediately issue paper currency. President (i.e., governor) John Sullivan was able to calm the situation long enough to muster the militia, which subdued and dispersed the mob. Several mob leaders and others were captured and arrested, but were all eventually pardoned. However, rebels who had also been militia members were dismissed. Accordingly, for the following day of the session (September 21), the House "Voted, That the President be requested to return the thanks of both Houses to the brave officers and soldiers of the militia, for the great zeal and alacrity they have discovered in supporting the constitutional authority of the state; and for displaying a spirit of patriotism and publick virtue." The House also established a committee, including members of the Senate, "to take into consideration what method shall be taken, respecting the prisoners taken this day, and report thereon." New Hampshire was the first state in the emerging United States to draft a constitution. On January 5, 1776, six months before the U.S. claimed self-government, New Hampshire issued its first constitution; the House of Representatives was established the following day. A new constitution was approved in 1784, and this version remains in force, albeit with a number of amendments. Determined to keep the government truly of the people, New Hampshire founders fixed the size of the House of Representatives as a direct ratio to the state's population. The first House consisted of 87 members, each one representing 100 families. As the population increased, the number of representatives grew, until there were 443. In 1942, a constitutional amendment limited the size of the House to 400, but not less than 375 members. As a result, the New Hampshire House is the largest state legislative body in the country. George Jerry Osborne (1761-1800) was a leading printer in Portsmouth. In addition to printing the journals of the House (John Melcher printed the Senate journals), he also published (with John Osborne) OSBORNES' NEW- HAMPSHIRE SPY, the leading Federalist newspaper in the state and the official newspaper and personal platform of General John Sullivan, then governor of New Hampshire, and the person who spearheaded the state's ratification of the U.S. Constitution. OCLC lists copies at Dartmouth, the American Antiquarian Society, Faulkner University, and the Library Company of Philadelphia. WHITTEMORE 420, 421, 422. ESTC W32823. EVANS 19819, 19820, 20550.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM56751

  • Seller image for THE ORIENTAL PHILANTHROPIST, OR TRUE REPUBLICAN for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    Sherburne, Henry

    Published by Wm. Treadwell & Co., Portsmouth, N.H., 1800

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    215,[1]pp. Contemporary sheep, gilt leather label. Boards quite scuffed, half of spine label chipped away and much of spine leather as well. Age-toned, with foxing. Still, a good copy. An early American novel set in China, and an early work of fiction printed in New Hampshire. In his preface Sherburne informs the reader that he seeks to offer instruction and examples to Americans by using the method of allegory, or fable, and as a result he has chosen to set his tale in China, "where the most stupendous fabulous legends originated." In that vein, there are also several references to Persia and "genies." This is one of two states of the first edition, with a prospectus for another work printed on the verso of the final page. EVANS 38495. ESTC W28813. WRIGHT I:2382. SABIN 80332. BRINLEY SALE 7145.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM47716

  • Seller image for NANTUCKET SCENES TAKEN ON WEDDING TRIP OF ARTHUR & BESSIE BURT SEPT. 1895 [manuscript title] for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    Nantucket Photographica]

    Published by [Various locations in Nantucket, Rockport, and other locations in Massachusetts, 1895

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    Thirty-six albumen photographs, from 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches to 4 1/2 x 6 inches, with black ink manuscript annotations below the photographs. Small square octavo. Contemporary brown pebbled cloth. Minor wear to covers, cloth along joints cracked, tied with modern string (string broken at upper binding hole). Photographs clean and sharp. Overall very good. In a tan cloth clamshell box, gilt leather labels. An excellent and early annotated vernacular photograph album capturing the vitality of the island of Nantucket at the end of the 19th century. The photographs were taken by, and the album assembled by, Arthur & Bessie Burt, a young married couple spending their honeymoon on the island in September 1895; one of the images shows Bessie sitting on the beach on the north side of Nantucket. These sharp and informative photographs capture Nantucket landmarks such as the Springfield House Hotel, Brant Point, and Coffyn (or Coffin) House, the oldest house on Nantucket, built in 1686. The images also include various bird's-eye views of Nantucket from all four directions of the compass; views of Nantucket Harbor; numerous street views on Main Street, Cliff Road, Union Street, and others; the Post Office at Broadway and Sconset; the Sankoty and other lighthouses; and early homes. There are also a few similar views of Rockport on Thacher Island, Wrentham, Readville, and Hyde Park, Massachusetts, as well as Newport, New Hampshire. The latter few images show members of the Burt family and a scene of lettuce beds on their farm in Wrentham. A captivating collection of New England photographs documenting Nantucket and other coastal towns in late Victorian America.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM56297