New York: Jaques & Brother, 1852. Sheet music with hand-colored lithographic front cover. 4 pages. Front and back covers detached. Showing some light staining and foxing. In very good condition. Sheet music for solo piano, William Dressler's "Fort Hamilton Polka Redowa, Respectfully Dedicated to Miss Jane Anna Fellows". The image on the front cover shows two steamships, two small sailboats, and a three masted tall ship on the water in front to Fort Hamilton near Bay Ridge in Brooklyn.
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Seattle: Farwest Lithograph and Printing Co., 1939. Map. Color Lithograph. 21" x 28". This beautifully colored map of Alaska and the Gulf of Alaska shows the Alaskan boat lines from Seattle and was first drawn by Edward Camy for the Alaska Steamship Company in 1934. A great pictographic map, includes an inset showing the Alaska Railways route from Seward to Fairbanks and the Richardson Automobile Highway. The bottom of the map shows a series of cartoons of events on the...
London: T. Hughes, 1824. Large folding colored map of the River Thames, from London Bridge to Richmond engraved express for the Richmond Steamboat Company. 197 pages, untrimmed, 12mo, original printed boards, spine chipped and worn. London: T. Hughes, 1824. First Edition. Scarce. Very Good (+).
1924. Color lithograph. 36" x 24" original poster mounted to 38.5" x 26.5" linen-backed paper. In very good condition with repairs to lower right margin. Travel poster advertising Canadian Pacific steamships to Scotland. A shepherd in a meadow and a Duchess ship passing in the distance. Canadian Pacific Steamships was a large Canadian shipping company established in 1887. The company was Canada's largest operator of Atlantic and Pacific steamships. Many immigrants travelled on CP ships from Europe to Canada.
Philadelphia: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1935. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Illustrated with many b/w plates. 362pp., short thick 4to, two-toned beige cloth (small private library stamps on front/rear endpapers and at base of spine; few pages dinged at bottom edge; rear inner hinge repaired, else very good). Philadelphia: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1935. Very good. A comprehensive study of the life and career of Oliver Evans, the inventor of high-pressure steam engines. Scarce. Limited edition of 500 copies, this...
Philadelphia: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1935. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Illustrated with many b/w plates. 362pp., short thick 4to, two-toned beige cloth. Philadelphia: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1935. Very good (+). Signed by both authors. A comprehensive study of the life and career of Oliver Evans, the inventor of high-pressure steam engines. Scarce. Limited edition of 500 copies, this copy un-numbered.
New York: Bonanza. Illus. 8vo, red cloth, d.w. chipped and rubbed, some wear to bottom edges of cloth. New York: Bonanza Books, n.d., circa 1970.
Hartford: National Navy League of the United States, 1912. Frontis. 50pp. 8vo, original pr. wrs., ex-lib. (Hartford): Admiral Bunce Section, Hartford, Conn., No. 42 of the National Navy League of the United States, 1912.
New York: 1846. 1 page, 10 x 8 inches, New York City, December 8, 1846. In this letter, a salesman has booked travel for a favored client: "I have sent for you by the steam boat CHAMPION which leaves here this afternoon for New Haven (marked as you directed by Springfield railroad) with three kegs of printing ink." An interesting memento from the days when steamships were owned by the wealthy railroads who attempted to monopolize travel and trade. In...
New Jersey: 1784. 1 page signed "Tho. Gibbons," 12 x 7 inches, New Jersey(?), November 3, 1784 -- a pensions document signed by Gibbons as Witness. Several closed tears, including both sides of the one fold. Very good(-) condition. American lawyer, politician, and early steamboat route operator. He became the plaintiff in one of the most important landmark cases decided by the United States Supreme Court, Gibbons -v- Ogden. In 1817 he acquired a little steam ferry, The Staudinger, and...
New York: Theo. Audel, 1903. 120 text Illus. Small 8vo, green cloth. New York: Theo. Audel, (1903). Very good.
New York: John Hutchings, 1846. Map. Lithograph. 14 1/2" x 18". Fascinating map of the section in lower Manhattan from Lispenard Street and Broadway, down to Warren and Centre Streets, where the Alms House was. The focus of the map is Collect Pond, centered at the intersection of Centre and Leonard Streets. Besides the map to the left are letters to John Hutchings certifying that a steam boat was seen on Collect Pond in 1796. To the right are remarks...
New York: St. Martin's, 1971. Photo Illus. 8vo, orange cloth, d.w. New York: St. Martin's Press, (1971). Very good(+).
New York: Franklin Watts, 1985. Black & white illustrations. 371pp. 8vo, two-toned boards, dust wrapper; d.w. slightly chipped. New York: Franklin Watts, 1985. A near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Lengthy signed presentation from the author on preliminary page.
Brooklyn: Schaeffer & Budenberg, 1893. Injectors and Ejectors and Steam Engine and Boiler Appliances in General. Many Illus. 166pp. 8vo, original brown cloth. Brooklyn: Schaeffer & Budenberg, 1893. Very good(+).