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Philadelphia: Charles Cist, 1784. Short square 4to. 22pp. pamphlet, unbound (removed). Housed in a folding red cloth sleeve within a gilt decorated morocco- backed slipcase. Philadelphia: Charles Cist, 1784. First edition. Vertical crease and some age-toning, else near fine. Scarce. One of the earliest attempts to introduce scientific agriculture in America.
Geneva, NY: 1823. Original detailed autographed manuscript signed, folio, 10 pages (front and back), 13 x 8 inches, Geneva, New York, May 20, 1823 -- an extensive draft describing an invention that was called "a machine for hulking and cleaning clover seed," a device that was granted a patent by the United States Government on March 18, 1824. Burrall explains in detail that his innovation is unique because previous models wasted much of the seed, worked slowly, and ran at.....
New York: Harcourt, 1981. 10 full-page color plates, from the original water-color drawings of Hannah Millard. Introduction by Kevin Starr, historical notes by Leon D. Adams. Unpaginated, folio, burgundy cloth with mounted title front cover, printed mylar dust wrapper; very minor fading to bottom edge of cloth. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1981). A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Facsimile reprint of the San Francisco: Edward Bosqui & Co., 1877 edition.
Washington: Institute Francais de Washington, 1940. Map. 22pp. 8vo, pr. wrs., small dampstain to front and back wrapper and the center bottom margins of pages throughout. (Washington: Institute Francais de Washington, 1940). First Separate Edition Reprinted form the Bulletin de L'Institut Francais de Washington, Numero Douze. Decembre 1939.
New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1869. Frontis. xii, 451pp. 12mo, contemporary 3/4 brown morocco, morocco lightly worn, edges of boards worn, front flyleaf expertly repaired, small newspaper article and plate of the Pepperell House mounted on last two blank pages. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1869. First Edition Presentation copy from the author to her daughter. William Jarvis, a merchant from Boston, was United States Consul to Portugal from 1802 to 1811. His daughter writes extensively on his time in.....