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141 OUR EXPRESS
1855 3 (BROADSIDE) OUR EXPRESS. 1855 announcement of sale with large aerial navigation illustration. Printed by John Duross, Printer, Black Horse Alley, between Market and Chestnut and Front and Second Streets, Philadelphia. Dated September, 1855. Printed in black and red with various decorative type faces, decorative borders with cuts and text inset and a very large woodcut showing an airborne, aerial freighter. The freighter is depicted as a winged, steam-driven fish with a captain on the nose and a helmsman on the tail, cruising above a train, horseman, and people running, all racing to buy the cargo of goods arriving by air, and to be sold by Holl and Shriner, a general store in Uniontown, Pa. The sheet has been trimmed along the left edge removing probably 3/4" of the original and taking off most of the left edge's decorative border. A 1 1/2"x 2 1/2" piece has been cut from the right edge, probably to remove a cut that was in the border. There are some crease cracks and several small holes, some affecting the text. The paper is lightly browned and there is some speckling, appearing like ink droplets on both sides of the sheet; they may be some odd form of foxing, but seem more like ink. It is in better condition than the description sounds and should be seen to be appreciated. This illustration of a steam powered fishlike flying machine with flapping wings is reminiscent of the "Great Steam Duck" and typical of the visualizations of the 1840's and 50's, a period of great speculation on heavier-than-air flight. 
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142 OUR SUMMER RETREATS. A Hand Book to All the Chief Waterfalls, Springs
1858 3 OUR SUMMER RETREATS. A Hand Book to All the Chief Waterfalls, Springs, Mountain and Sea-Side Resorts, and Other Places of Interest in the United States. With Views Taken from Sketches by Washington Friend, Esp., and from Photographs. New York: T. Nelson and Sons, 1858. 64p., cloth, illus (10 colored plates), covers lightly worn and soiled, rebacked with original spine laid on, new front endpaper, good. Ex lib-minimal markings. Guides to the Catskill Mountains, Lake George and Lake Champlain, Niagara Falls, Newport, Saratoga Springs, the White Mountains, and many other places, mainly in the eastern United States. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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143 OUR TOWN HUNTINGTON: A Pictorial History of Huntington in
1953 2 OUR TOWN HUNTINGTON: A Pictorial History of Huntington in Commemoration of Its Tercentenary 1653-1953. Huntington, NY: (Brochure Committee, Huntington Tercentenary, 1953). 95p., 12" x 9", boards, illus., covers lightly faded, slightly warped, g-vg. History of the Suffolk County city in eastern New York. Contains ads. 
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PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION, at Buffalo May 1 to November 1, 1901.
144 PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION, at Buffalo May 1 to November 1, 1901.
1901 Paperback 3 PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION, at Buffalo May 1 to November 1, 1901. (Buffalo, NY: Pan-American Exposition), Board of Women Managers, (1901). 12 leaves, self wrappers, illus, covers soiled and lightly worn, good. A description of major buildings and exhibitions of the Fair, with a list of officers and committees s of the Board of Women Managers. 
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PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION. Buffalo, May 1 to November 1, 1901: Its
145 PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION. Buffalo, May 1 to November 1, 1901: Its
1901 Paperback 2 PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION. Buffalo, May 1 to November 1, 1910: Its Purpose and Its Plan. (Buffalo, NY): The Pan-American Exposition Co., 1901. 24 leaves, color illus wrappers, illus (some colored), covers lightly worn, text lightly foxed, g-vg. Description of the major features of the Exposition, with sites of interest near Buffalo, including Niagara Falls. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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146 PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol. 18 1924
1924 2 (CUYAHOGA CO AUTHOR) Holmes, Thomas J. THE PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. Vol. 18, Parts One and Two, 1924. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1924. 64p, wps, vg. Articles include "Cotton Mather and His Writings of Witchcraft" by Thomas J. Homes, 28p. Holmes was Wm. G. Mather's librarian in Cleveland, Ohio and author of the multi-volume bibliography of the Mather family. 
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147 PAPERS OF THOMAS A. EDISON, 7 Volumes.
1989 0801831008 / 9780801831003 2 PAPERS OF THOMAS A. EDISON, 7 Volumes. Baltimore: John Hopkins, University Press, 1989. 7 volumes, cloth, illustrated, dust jackets, vg+. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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148 PAULS' DICTIONARY OF BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, TONAWANDA AND VICINITY.
1896 Paperback 3 PAULS' DICTIONARY OF BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, TONAWANDA AND VICINITY. Buffalo, NY: Peter Paul Book Co., (1896). 256p., illus wrappers, illus (incl. folded, colored map), covers soiled, good. "A descriptive Index and Guide to the various Institutions, Public Buildings, Societies, Amusements, Resorts, etc., in and about the City of Buffalo." Contains ads. 
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149 PEACE EPISODES ON THE NIAGARA,
1914 2 (NIAGARA FALLS) PEACE EPISODES ON THE NIAGARA, Other Studies and Reports. Buffalo: Buffalo Historical Society, 1914. 382p, cloth, illus. (incl. map), covers lightly worn, g-vg. "Buffalo Historical Society Publications," vol. 18. Articles on peace conferences at Niagara Falls in 1783, 1864 & 1914, and papers on Indians and the War of 1812. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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PECKS' TOURIST'S COMPANION TO NIAGARA FALLS, SARATOGA SPRINGS, THE
150 PECKS' TOURIST'S COMPANION TO NIAGARA FALLS, SARATOGA SPRINGS, THE
1845 2 PECKS' TOURIST'S COMPANION TO NIAGARA FALLS, SARATOGA SPRINGS, THE LAKES, CANADA, ETC. Buffalo, NY: William B. & Charles E. Peck, 1845. 194p., gilt decorated cloth, illus, covers lightly worn, ownership stamp on endpaper, g-vg. This issue does not contain maps. Descriptions of the sites, with tables of routes and distances. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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PECKS' TOURIST'S COMPANION TO NIAGARA FALLS, SARATOGA SPRINGS, THE
151 PECKS' TOURIST'S COMPANION TO NIAGARA FALLS, SARATOGA SPRINGS, THE
1845 2 PECKS' TOURIST'S COMPANION TO NIAGARA FALLS, SARATOGA SPRINGS, THE LAKES, CANADA, ETC. Buffalo, NY: William B. & Charles E. Peck, 1845. 194p., gilt decorated cloth, illus (incl. maps), covers lightly worn, rear hinge starting, text foxed, minor tears, some repaired with tape, fair. Descriptions of the sites, with tables of routes and distances. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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152 PENNSYLVANIA HAS EVERYTHING.
1937 Paperback 2 PENNSYLVANIA HAS EVERYTHING. Harrisburg (PA): Pennsylvania Scenic and Historic Commission, (1937). 128p, 9" x 4 1/2", wraps, illus, corners missing on front covers, g. 2nd ed. 
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153 PHOTOGRAPHS, GAINSEVILLE, GEORGIA 1936.
1936 2 PHOTOGRAPHS, GAINSEVILLE, GEORGIA 1936. Photographs, 4, 5" x 7", picturing the devastation left by a tornado that struck the city in 1936. Removed from an album (?). Very good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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PICTURESQUE WATKINS GLEN
154 PICTURESQUE WATKINS GLEN
1920 Paperback 2 PICTURESQUE WATKINS GLEN. (Elmira, NY: Baker Bros, no date, c1920). 9 leaves, self wrappers, illus (colored), very good. 8 post cards of views of Watkins Glen, 7 loosely inserted, one pasted in. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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155 PIKES PEAK BY AUTO.
1920 Paperback 2 PIKES PEAK BY AUTO. (Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Auto Highway, no date (circa 1920?). 8 leaves, color illus. paper self wraps, illus. (some color), lightly soiled, vg. Promotes tours by car to the summit of Pikes Peak. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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156 PLANS FOR CONCRETE FARM BUILDINGS.
1937 Paperback 3 PLANS FOR CONCRETE FARM BUILDINGS. (Chicago): Portland Cement Association, (1937). 67p, 10" X 7 1/2", color pictorial paper wrappers, illus., spots on back cover, wear at spine, good+. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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157 POINTS OF INTEREST AT NIAGARA FALLS.
1900 Paperback 2 POINTS OF INTEREST AT NIAGARA FALLS. Niagara Falls, NY: W.N. Candee, 1906. 12p., illus wrappers, illus (10 picture postcards in pocket at end), covers worn, postcards lightly worn, g-vg. Brief descriptions of points of interest at the Falls. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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158 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF KNOX COUNTY, ILLINOIS...
1886 2 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF KNOX COUNTY, ILLINOIS... Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1886. 1108 p. 10 1/2 " x 8 1/2", full leather, all edges gilt, illus., front inner hinge detached, front outer hinge weak, as is-needs repair. Contains a history of Knox County, biographies of prominent County citizens as well as portraits and biographies of Illinois Governors and Presidents of the United States. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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159 POWER AND PROGRESS EXPOSITION, NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. JUNE 5-13, 1925.
1925 Paperback 3 POWER AND PROGRESS EXPOSITION, NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. JUNE 5-13, 1925. (Niagara Falls, NY): The Niagara Falls Power Company and Niagara, Lockport & Ontario Power Company, (1925). 16 leaves, color illustrated wrappers, illus., covers lightly worn and foxed, name on title-page, good. A brief history of the Falls and its role in the development of hydroelectric power. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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160 PRESERVATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE SCENIC BEAUTY OF THE NIAGARA
1931 3 PRESERVATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE SCENIC BEAUTY OF THE NIAGARA FALLS AND RAPIDS. Message from the President of the United States Transmitting the Final Report of the Special International Niagara Board, Together with an Accompanying Report from the Acting Secretary of State and a Copy of a Letter from the Secretary of War. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1931. 354p., 11 1/1" x 9". cloth, illus, (incl. foldout color map, foldout chart), covers show wear, some water staining at bottom of spine not effecting text, map repaired, ex-library, good. A comprehensive report, with details on all aspects of the Falls and vicinity. President Hoover's letter appears on p. 3. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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