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THE HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY
No place (Utica, NY): Oneida County, New York, 1977.
Green cloth. 256 pp, index, text in triple columns, illustrations throughout. Ink inscription of one of the county Board of Legislators, else fine. Dust jacket has nicks, creased tear at bottom of rear panel, VG otherwise. New York State county history. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00                          Book Number: 20603                          Order / Enquire



The New York Central Railroad Company, Rochester Division, Time-Table No. 56. For Employes only
Rochester, New York: New York Central Railroad, 1942.
Quarto, pp 27, stapled in grey card covers. Map on rear cover. Vertical crease throughout; front cover has slight soiling, small snags in left margin, corner crease; short tear to fore edges, yellow area to two pages from something once laid in, in all, good. Times became effective 01 Nov., 1942. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$20.00                          Book Number: 43563                          Order / Enquire



GARRITY, Richard
CANAL BOATMAN: my life on upstate waterways
Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1977.
Blue cloth. pp (xiv), (224), [2]. Well illustrated with line drawings and photos. Fine in jacket. Boats and barges on the Erie Canal and the Barge Canal System in upstate New York 1918-70.
$15.00                          Book Number: 44952                          Order / Enquire



SMITH, DeCost
MARTYRS OF THE OBLONG AND LITTLE NINE.
Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton, 1948.
Octavo, red cloth stamped in gilt. 310, [2] pp. 14 plates inserted (some double-sided). Spine lightly darkened with gilt just a bit dulled; faint damp stain to upper outer corner of front cover; vertical crease to front free endpaper; else a VG clean & unworn jacketless copy, no previous owner marks. Story of the Christianization (by Moravians) of the Mohican tribe, residents of Dutchess County, New York, and their ultimate destruction.
$19.00                          Book Number: 14673                          Order / Enquire



State of New York, Senate
Twentieth Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners on the Railroads of the State.
Albany: State of New York, 1903.
Very thick octavo, original maroon cloth. pp (c), 577 + photos at front. Large colour folding map laid in at rear (small tears at folds). Index, tables. Spine a little sunned, with gilt lettering dulled; front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper, rubber stamp and remains of label at front; VG or better clean, tight and unworn copy of this massive door stopper. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$50.00                          Book Number: 43474                          Order / Enquire



STONE, William L.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON, Bart. (Millard Fillmore's copy)
Albany (New York): J. Munsell, 1865.
Two volumes, tall octavo. pp (viii), (v)-(xvi), (9)-555 + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard; (xvi), 544. Index. Newly rebound in half tan calf and marbled boards, spines with morocco labels, raised bands, gilt decoration and lettering. New endpapers but original endpapers front and rear preserved and bound in. Light foxing mainly early and late; tissue guard browned; faint damp spot to bottom margin of frontispiece; corner crease to early leaves of volume I; text is otherwise quite clean and unworn. MILLARD FILLMORE'S COPY, with his ink signature at top of each title page "Millard Fillmore/ Feby. 15. 1865. A. [or O.]". >>>Millard Fillmore (1800-74) was the 13th President of the United States, He was Zachary Taylor's Vice President, becoming President 9 July, 1850, after Taylor's death and continuing in that office until 04 March, 1853. He was the last Whig President. He was a conservative Whig and a moderate opponent of slavery, an issue on the boil during his Presidency. He saw through the Compromise of 1850. He sought re-election but was not nominated by the party, which in any event broke up in 1854-56. Fillmore then joined the American Party, the political arm of the "Know-Nothing" movement, a nativist anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant party, though he was not himself anti-Catholic. He was the American Party candidate for President in 1856, but finished third. A lawyer from Western New York, he was one of the founders of the University at Buffalo. During the Civil War, he denounced secession and supported the Union war effort, but was sharply critical of Lincoln's war policies and supported McClellan in the election of 1864. >>>Sir William Johnson (c1715-1774) was an Anglo-Irish official of the British Empire who as a young man moved to New York the manage his uncle's estate in Mohawk country. He learned the language and customs and was appointed British agent to the Iroquois and then British Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the northern colonies from 1756-74. He commanded Iroquois and colonial militia in the French and Indian War and played an important role in the British victory at the Battle of Lake George in 1755 and he captured Fort Niagara from the French in 1759. Sir William worked hard to keep the Indians loyal to Britain. He accompanied General Jeffry Amherst to capture Montreal in 1760. He had three children with Elizabeth Brant, a Mohawk woman, and in 1759 entered into a common law relationship with Mary Brant, Joseph Brant's older sister. They remained together until the end of his life and had eight children. By this "marriage" he was adopted as a Mohawk chief. Johnson was the third largest land owner in British America. The present work was the first biography of Sir William. There is a good article on him in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. >>> A nice copy of a very interesting New York book with an excellent New York provenance. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$2495.00                          Book Number: 43874                          Order / Enquire



STOWE, Harriet Beecher
WE AND OUR NEIGHBOURS: or, The Records of an Unfashionable Street. (Sequel to "My Wife and I."): A Novel
New York, c.1875: J.B. Ford,
Original blue FL cloth stamped in blind, black, and gilt, cream endpapers. pp [2], vi, (7)-480, [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates. Bit of wear to foot of spine, small light spots to upper and lower margin of front cover; tidy ink name at front; else a VG tight and bright copy, inner hinges not cracked. This is a later issue, with undated title page and with illustrations by Alfred Fredericks. It doesn't have the 10 page catalogue called for by BAL 19483. This was the third of Stowe's three novels of fashionable New York fashionable society.
$45.00                          Book Number: 43150                          Order / Enquire



SWEENEY, Daniel J., editor
HISTORY OF BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY 1914-1919
Buffalo, New York: Committee of One Hundred, 1920.
Quarto. Plain tan cloth with colour label on front cover. pp [4], 733, [3]. Numerous photos and maps in text. Front cover a bit bowed, with some bubbling to the cloth, rubbing to the label; a few signatures protrude a little at the fore edges but book tight in the binding, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise, inner hinges not cracked, no owner names. A record of Erie County's part in World War I. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$65.00                          Book Number: 27283                          Order / Enquire



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