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Providence: Alfred Anthony, 1864. 287pp. Small 4to, original 1/2 green cloth, edges of boards worn, corners bumped. Providence: Alfred Anthony, 1864. First Edition Author was Secretary of State of Rhode Island for seventeen years starting in 1855. Under his tenure his organized the state papers and records of Rhode Island for publication.
Providence: A. Crawford Greene, 1856. A few portraits. 10 volumes. 8vo, original brown cloth. Providence: A. Crawford Greene, 1856-1865. The records begin in the year 1636 and end with state records for the year 1792. Volume one has been rebound in modern library buckram and was inscribed by the editor. John Bartlett was the Secretary of State of Rhode Island for seventeen years. All volumes, except Vol. I, are worn at the spine ends and have been crudely repaired with...
New York: Beers, F.W. & Co., 1870. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 15.75" x 12.5". Beautiful map of Portsmouth in New Port County, Rhode Island. Shows townships, major routes, waterways and landowners. Light offsetting. Frederick W. Beers (flourished 1858-1929) came from a family of surveyors, cartographers and publishers originally from Newtown Connecticut. F.W. Beers continued the work of his father James Botsford Beers and was known for his county survey maps of New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan...
Providence: 1824. 4 volumes. 12mo, sewn, page margins uncut, all volumes are lightly soiled on self-wrappers, with scattered light foxing to some pages, and 3 of 4 have a few pages with contemporary ink annotations in margins, the almanacs for the years 1827 and 1828 have a few pages that are lightly dampstained, the almanac for 1828 has many pages creased in lower right corner margins. Providence: (Various printers), 1824-1827. Drake 13021, 13023, 13025, 13027.
Boston: Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel, 1835. Map. Engraving with original hand outline coloring. Image measures 7.75" x 10". Classic Bradford map of Connecticut and Rhode Island, showing counties, major towns and routes and waterways. Light scattered foxing to margins. T.G. Bradford (1802-1887) was a Boston based publisher. He worked as assistant editor of the American Encyclopedia before entering the field of map making.
1865. 2 pages (front and back), 7.75 x 4.75 inches, with a three-line postscript signed with initials, Fremont House, July 18, 1865. Signed "AE Burnside," written just three months after Lee's surrender, declining an invitation to attend a public event at Cambridge, in part: "I am very sorry that some business engagements call me to New York this week, as they prevent the possibility of accepting your kind invitation to attend the Commemoration at Cambridge on the 21st. I have...
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 16.5" x 20.25". Page measures 17.5" x 21.75". Great double page map of Rhode Island divided into counties. Shows towns, major routes and waterways. Includes information pertaining to history, climate and culture. Light scattered foxing to margins, and slight toning along centerfold. From "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas..." of 1822.
Philadelphia: 1814. Map. Engraving with hand outline color. Image measures 13 5/8" x 9 3/8". Charming and early map of Rhode Island divided into counties. Shows towns, major routes, waterways and geographical and topographical features. Includes the northern tip of Block Island. Published in Carey's "General Atlas". Light scattered staining. Mathew Carey (1760-1839) came from a family of publishers and book sellers based in Philadelphia.
Washington: 1815. 1 page, 3 x 5 inches, Treasury Department "A.J. Dallas", October 12, , with ox-blood circular "Washington" postal marking, lightly struck with the addition of a hand stamped cancellation "Free", addressed to A. Robbins, Esquire, District Attorney, Newport, Rhode Island. This example is nicely centered on a larger page with minimal foxing and overall is in very good(+) condition. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the War of 1812, serving from 1814 - 1816.
Providence: Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati, 1949. Ed. by Jeanette D. Black and William Greene Roelker. 3 Illus., one folding. Thin 4to, 1/2 green cloth. Providence: Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati, 1949. Very good One of 900 copies. From the library of Wendell Garrett with his ownership signature.
Providence: Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati, 1949. Ed. by Jeanette D. Black and William Greene Roelker. 3 Illus., one folding. Thin 4to, green cloth, spine and near top of covers faded from sun exposure, cloth lightly soiled. Providence: Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati, 1949. One of 900 copies.
Providence: J. A. & R. A. Reid, 1879. Rocky Point, Silver Spring, and all the Famous Sea-Side Resorts of Rhode Island. Double-page map of Narragansett Bay. Many text engravings. 88pp. + many pages of ads from businesses, mostly located in Providence. 8vo, pr. wrs., wrappers and upper right corners of margins throughout heavily dampstained, right margin dampstained, spine worn, last five pages of ad pages lacking upper right corner margin, back wrapper chipped in upper right corner and with two...