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  • (WASHINGTON ,GEORGE AND MARTHA.)

    Portrait Miniature of George and Martha Washington. American, 19th century

    $2,200

  • (CAPITOL ,WASHINGTON, D.C.)

    United States Capitol. no publisher, c. 1870

    This dramatic photograph of the United States Capitol shows the building in the 1870s, after the completion of the new dome and the extensions.

    $1,800

  • (DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, Chicago, 1968)

    Collection of papers of John M. Bailey, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, concerning the convention. Various places, 1968

    The 1968 Democratic National Convention of 1968, held in Chicago, was a landmark event in American political history. John M. Bailey of Connecticut, who had helped to orchestrate Johnson’s landslide victory in 1964, oversaw the contentious presidential campaign of 1968, in which Robert Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, and others sought the Democratic nomination. This is a collection of papers to and by longtime Democratic National Committee Chairman John M. Bailey.

    $1,800

  • (STATUE OF LIBERTY ,Central Park.)

    Liberty’s Torch in Madison Square Park. no publisher, negative ca. 1876, made from a print, late 19th century.

    The torch of the Statue of Liberty was exhibited in Madison Square Park, New York to raise funds for the statue’s completion.  The torch remained in the park from 1876 through 1882.

    $1,200

  • JAY, JOHN

    The Life of John Jay: with selections from his correspondence and miscellaneous papers. New York: Harper, 1833

    FIRST EDITION. Jay was a member of both Continental Congresses, first Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, governor of New York, and author of five Federalist Papers. Edited by Jay’s son, this biography is also the first important publication of Jay’s papers. Jay died in 1829.

    $900

  • MELLON ,ANDREW

    Taxation: The People’s Business. New York: Macmillan, 1924

    FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Andrew Mellon, one of the wealthiest men in the world and Secretary of the Treasury from 1921-32.

    $850

  • CHILD, LYDIA MARIA

    An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans called Africans. New York: Taylor, 1836

    SECOND EDITION of Child’s Appeal, the landmark in American abolitionist literature.

    $750

  • Stiles, Henry R

    A History of the City of Brooklyn Including the Old Town and Village of Brooklyn, the Town of Brunswick, and the Village and City of Williamsburgh. Brooklyn: Published by Subscription, 1867, 1869, and 1870

    FIRST EDITION. It is very difficult to find fine, complete sets of first editions of this work, published individually by subscription over the span of three years.

    This is the best history of Brooklyn up to its time. Stiles was an indefatigable author, historian, and genealogist, in addition to his day job as a physician.

    A lovely set.

    $500