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  • (CONSTITUTION)

    The Constitution of the United States of America … 6th ed. Philadelphia, 1853

    This lovely volume contains essential documents of American history including the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of independence, the Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents, and much more.

    $950

  • 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

  • TULL, JETHRO

    Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, An Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage. Designed to Introduce A New Method of Culture; whereby The Produce of Land will be Increased, and the Usual Expense Lessened. Together with Accurate Descriptions and Cuts of the Instruments Employed in it … fourth edition, very carefully corrected. London: Millar, 1762

    The edition that Thomas Jefferson owned.  Jefferson wrote from Monticello in 1817, “While I was an amateur in Agricultural science (for practical knowledge my course of life never permitted me) I was very partial to the drilled husbandry of Tull.”

    $600

  • 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

  • BARTON, CLARA

    Red Cross: A History of this Remarkable International Movement in the Interest of Humanity. Washington, DC: American National Red Cross, (1898)

    Barton was the pioneering American nurse who founded the American Red Cross. Known as “the Florence Nightingale of America,” she was a hospital nurse and organizer in the American Civil War. After the war she gained fame for organizing the Office of Missing Soldiers and for lecturing about  her wartime experiences. She led the effort to organize the American Red Cross, which she led from 1881-1904.

    $350