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Schuricht, Carl (1880-1967). German conductor who performed Mahler's music during the Third Reich and, about to be arrested, fled to Switzerland in 1944.

Published by Goslar, Germany: Verlag Bernh Gunther. February 25, 1916. (1916)

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Item Description: Goslar, Germany: Verlag Bernh Gunther. February 25, 1916., 1916. Book Condition: Good. - A 5-1/2 inch high by 3-1/2 inch wide real-photo postcard. The image portrays Carl Schuricht in profile from the hips up. Attired in white tie and tails, the conductor stands, baton in hand, reading the score as his left hand rests against the podium. Dated by him "25.2.16" in black ink at the top right corner, the postcard is signed "Carl Schuricht" in the margin below the image. The postcard is rubbed with some scratches and slight wear to the top left corner. There are five pinholes, two of which marginally affect the image (one at the very top of the conductor's head, the other touching the podium's stand). The top of two letters in the middle of the conductor's signature are very slightly bruised by a spot of rubbing. The German conductor Carl Schuricht (1880-1967) was awarded the Kuczynski Foundation prize for composition and a Felix von Mendelssohn scholarship at 22. He studied piano with Ernst Rudorff and composition with Englebert Humperdinck. As music director at Wiesbaden from 1923 to 1944, he was loved by his musicians and audiences. He conducted performances of Mahler's symphonies despite the government's disapproval, Mahler being Jewish. In October 1944, receiving word of his impending arrest, Schuricht fled to Switzerland. He returned to Germany after the war, opening the Salzburg Festival in 1946. In 1956, he replaced Erich Kleiber to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic's first tour to the USA. Bookseller Inventory # 34676

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Dixon, Jeane). Dent, Harry S. (1930-2007). Special counsel and political strategist to President Nixon.

Published by Washington, D.C., June 24, 1970. (1970)

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., June 24, 1970., 1970. Book Condition: Fine. - Over 80 words typed on 10-1/2 inch high by 8 inch wide "The White House" stationery. In a memorandum addressed to Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, Harry Dent writes that "Mrs. Jeane Dixon, the lady who looks into the future, has requested through me that she see you and/or the President as soon as possible." Dent goes on to say that the psychic implies that Nixon and Agnew's safety are at risk. Dent goes on to suggest that "The preference here is that you see her and get the input. Then, we can determine whether she should be seen by the President". Signed "H.S.D." The letter is annotated in ink at top right by Agnew's chief-of-staff Arthur J. Sohmer: "AJS call Dent - per STA instruction / Tried 6/26 - Dent not available". A later annotation at top left reads: "Will have lunch w/ Dent 6/30 - Feels VP should see her." Staped to the letter is a brief note penned by Art Sohmer in blue ink on 10-1/2 inch high by 8 inch wide ruled paper. The note reads: "Betty: Hold this in our office - suspense file - for July 27 / File AJS - personal". The American political strategist Harry Shuler Dent, Sr. (1930-2007) was the architect of the Republican Southern Strategy which won Richard Nixon the Presidency. The strategy used code words such as "law and order" which appealed to a racist element. In 1974, following the Watergate scandal, having left the Nixon administration, Dent pleaded guilty to aiding an illegal fund- raising operation organized by the White House. Bookseller Inventory # 34678

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY CIVIL WAR ARMY: Goddard, Robert Hale

Goddard, Robert Hale Ives. (1837-1916). Philanthropist and Civil War army officer, aide-de-camp to Burnside.

Published by Providence, RI: February 10 and March 7th, circa [1908]. [1908] (1908)

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Item Description: Providence, RI: February 10 and March 7th, circa [1908]. [1908], 1908. Book Condition: Very good. - Goddard's letter fills 2-1/2 sides of a sheet of his personalized letterhead, which is folded to form 4 sides, each approximately 6 inches high by 4 inches wide. Signed "R. G. I. Goddard".Folded twice for mailing with light soiling along the vertical fold on the first side of the letter. Mrs. Goddard's letter fills 3 sides of the same personalized letterhead. Signed "R. B. G. Goddard". Folded twice for mailing with very light soiling along the vertical fold on the first side. Both letters are in very good condition. Mr. and Mrs. Goddard each write separately to Mrs. Pruyn to thank her for the library catalog she has sent them and also for the hospitality they received from her on a recent visit to Albany. Goddard writes: "'The John Carter Brown Library', in which I am much interested, has an excellent collection of catalogues of private libraries in this and other countries. It seems to me that this is the place where this book should have its permanent home & I have therefore placed it in that library." Mrs. Goddard also refers to hearing of "the Pastoral Staff which you had given to the Cathedral of Albany; but I could not, of course, form any idea of.its extreme beauty. The description given in the book, with its minute details make me feel almost familiar with it."Robert Hale Ives Goddard [1837-1916] was a prominent banker, industrialist, Civil War army officer, state senator and philanthropist. He served with distinction in the Union Army during the Civil War. He served as aide-de-camp to General Ambrose Burnside and participated in several major battles of the war. He received brevets to major general and lieutenant colonel for gallantry and meritorious service. After the war, he worked in textile manufacturing as president of Goddard Mills in Lonsdale, Rhode Island. Bookseller Inventory # 34672

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Joseffy, Rafael. (1852-1915). Hungarian pianist and composer.

Published by Tarrytown, NY: November 1886. (1886)

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Item Description: Tarrytown, NY: November 1886., 1886. Book Condition: Good. - A piece of card, 2 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, is signed in blue ink "Rafael Jossefy / Tarrytown N.Y. Nov. 86". The left side of the card is darkened & there is a very narrow line of darkening across the top edge. Good. Rafael Joseffy [1852-1915] was a Hungarian pianist, composer and teacher. He made his debut in Berlin in 1872 and was immediately acclaimed as a brilliant pianist. In 1879 he moved to the United States. After making his New York debut that year under Leopold Damrosch, he played with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and subsequently made many appearances in New York and other American cities. He was soloist for the inaugural concerts of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1891. He wrote numerous popular compositions for piano and edited works by Chopin and other composers for G. Schirmer music publishers. Bookseller Inventory # 34670

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PORTRAIT of the Great concert pianist &: Paderewski, Ignace Jan

Paderewski, Ignace Jan (1860-1941). Great Polish concert pianist & composer and first Premier of the Polish Republic.

Published by 1930. (1930)

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Item Description: 1930., 1930. Book Condition: Good. - A 5 inch high by 3-5/8 inch wide black & white portrait from a magazine of the great concert pianist and composer Ignace Jan Paderewski in three- quarter profile from the hips up. Paderewski is attired in a dark winter coat with top hat in hand. The portrait is mounted on an 8-1/2 inch high by 5-1/4 inch wide glossy black mat. The portrait is inscribed & signed by him in white ink as President of Poland across the darker center of the image: "To Seymour Halpern Best wishes I.J. Paderewski" and dated "1930" in white at bottom left of the image. The portrait and mat are rubbed with some scratches. The white ink is unevenly faded and is barely legible. A typed note signed by the Polish consul general to the U.S. on 11-1/4 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide watermarked "Consulate General of the Republic of Poland" stationery. The note, addressed to Seymour Halpern and dated May 5, 1930, reads: "My dear Boy: I am very pleased to be able to send you herewith the picture of the President of Poland, with his autograph affixed to it.The great Polish concert pianist and composer, Ignace Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) was also the first Premier of the Polish Republic.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34659

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Ames, Oliver. (1831-1895). American businessman, financier and politician. 35th Governor of Massachusetts (1887-1890).

Published by (Boston, MA): September 18, 1888. (1888)

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Item Description: (Boston, MA): September 18, 1888., 1888. Book Condition: Very good. - 38 words penned in black ink on a sheet of Commonwealth of Massachusetts / Executive Department watermarked letterhead with a vignette at top left. The sheet is 10-1/4 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide. Signed "Oliver Ames". The top section of the letterhead is lightly creased & the edges are slightly darkened with a light stain at top left. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Ames writes to a Fred H. Williams, Esq. regretting he is unable to be the guest of the Norfolk Club because he will be away from Boston.Oliver Ames [1831-1895] was an American businessman, financier and politician. A Republican, he served as the 35th Governor of Massachusetts from 1887 to 1890. He was a major philanthropist, especially in his hometown of Easton where a number of architecturally significant works were designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson under his influence. Bookseller Inventory # 34667

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Kent, Rockwell). Breuning, Margaret. New York Evening Post critic.

Published by New York, circa 1920s. (1920)

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Item Description: New York, circa 1920s., 1920. Book Condition: Good. - Over 190 words on 10 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide fine grayish buff paper. In her letter dated "Sunday", New York Evening Post critic Margaret Breuning lavishly praises Rockwell Kent's book "Voyaging": "Ethically my brazen effrontery in demanding 'Voyaging' from its illustrious author should not have been rewarded by such pure joy as I had in perusing it. I made an orgy of it." After referring to the pleasure of immersing herself in the "illusion of adventure and solitude" which "solaced my soul bruised and battered from the impact of an overcrowded milieu." she goes on to express her gratitude "It is quite impossible to thank you for this escape from an all-too burgeoning humanity into a vastness of both spirit and space." Boldly signed "Margaret Breuning". Folded for mailing, with minor creases to the edges and a tiny tear to the right edge of the top fold. There are tiny indentations to the verso of the page. Rockwell Kent has penciled the annotation "Nice letter from Eve. Post Critic" in his hand on the verso.The New York Evening Post Critic Margaret Breuning was the author of books on Mary Cassat and George Constant. Bookseller Inventory # 34660

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Hoyt, Reverend William K.

Published by New York, April 30th, 1850. (1850)

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Item Description: New York, April 30th, 1850., 1850. Book Condition: Good. - Over 80 words penned on 6-1/4 inch high by 7-3/4 inch wide buff paper. Under the heading of "A card - To the Public" Rev. William K. Hoyt addresses his letter to the editor of the Police Gazette. Complaining of an article which appeared in the Police Gazette the previous week entitled "A gross case of Swindling" which implicates Hoyt. The Reverend claims that it is "calculated to do me great injury while the facts of the case have not yet transpired by an investigation." He goes on to request that "the community may suspend their opinion." until he's had opportunity to defend himself in court from "the base charges thus made against me". Signed "Wllm K. Hoyt". Folded for mailing, the letter is creased and soiled with some tiny specks of ink touching the word "Gazette" at the top. An anti-Catholic Protestant minister in New York, the Reverend William K. Hoyt published sensationalistic claims made by Maria Monk in a nativist periodical, the "American Protestant Vindicator". Several of the stories were probably fabricated by Hoyt. They were subsequently published in a book entitled "Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk", a work supposedly written by her. A young prostitute, Maria Monk had been confined in the Charitable Institution for Female Penitents by her mother. Her behavior having led to her expulsion, Maria ran off to the United States with the Reverend Hoyt. The book, supposedly narrated by Maria Monk to the Reverend John Jay Slocum, claimed she'd been a nun at the Hotel-Dieu convent in Montreal. According to the book and stories, Maria supposedly claimed that nuns were forced to have intercourse with priests and she had witnessed a nun being killed for resisting a priest's advances and that babies born to the nuns were strangled and buried in the convent's basement. Pregnant when she arrived in New York, which was not a surprising condition for a prostitute in the 19th Century, the book claimed that the father was the Abbe Patrick Phelan. The stories played into the anti-Catholic nativist's convictions of the period. The appearance of another supposed nun who was said to have also fled from the convent, drew even more attention. The tales of secret passages, scandalous behavior and crimes at the Hotel-Dieu convent came under investigation by journalists, including the American journalist William Leete Stone, who very quickly recognized the lie after gaining access to the convent. Stone wrote that "After 10 minutes the imposture had become as plain as day. I now declare more openly than ever that neither Maria Monk nor Francis Partridge have ever set foot in the convent of Hotel Dieu". Meanwhile, the Reverend Hoyt and his cohorts had pocketed most of the profits from the best seller and additional sensational books which supposedly related Maria's experiences as a nun were published. Interest in the Monk affair finally declined after a Protestant organization was given permission to visit the Hotel-Dieu and Iles des Soeurs. In 1849 Maria Monk was arrested in a "house of ill repute" for stealing from her "client" and, incarcerated in a New York prison. She died there that Summer.A rare letter from one of the 19th century's most notorious charlatans. Bookseller Inventory # 34658

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Tompkins, Charles Henry (1830-1915). Civil War Union Army officer. Awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in action.

Published by Washington, D.C., August 1st, 1863. (1863)

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., August 1st, 1863., 1863. Book Condition: Good. - Approximately 40 words penned in a subordinate's hand on 10 inch high by 7-3/4 inches wide "Assistant Quarter-Master's Office" stationery. Apparently a standardly worded report addressed to Captain P.P. Pitkin, the Assistant Quarter-Master in Warrenton Junction, Virginia accompanying "duplicate invoices and receipts of Q. Master's Stores forwarded to you by direction of Gen. Rucker." The letter concludes by requesting that Captain Pitkin sign and return the receipts at his earliest convenience. Signed "Chas H. Tompkins" as a Captain. The letter is briefly annotated in holograph on the verso. Folded for mailing with very short tears to the edges of the folds and wear to the corners. The top edge is darkened and there is discoloration from remnants of tape to the verso of the left edge. Union Army colonel Charles Henry Tompkins (1830-1915) was appointed to the brevet grade of Brigadier General of volunteers during the Civil War. Tompkins was awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in action during the Battle of Fairfax Court House on June 1st, 1861, the first Civil War battle for which an army officer was awarded the medal. He served as regimental quartermaster for the 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiment in 1861 and, in 1862 received a volunteer commission as colonel of the 1st Vermont Cavalry. He served in the Quartermasters Corps, rising to the rank of Quartermaster General in 1881. Tompkins was one of the 9 officers on the military commission investigating the conspirators involved in the assassination of President Lincoln. Bookseller Inventory # 34661

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THE WIZARD'S DAUGHTER: A Toxic Tale.: Wilson, Marcia.

Wilson, Marcia.

Published by Leonia, NJ: Published by the author, (1993). (1993) (1993)

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Item Description: Leonia, NJ: Published by the author, (1993). (1993), 1993. Book Condition: Fine. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY MARCIA WILSON - Quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 8- 1/2 inches wide], bound into white pictorial wrappers with tan cord & backed with decorative paper. An illustration in dark blue is stamped or block printed on the front wrap. 12 mechanically reproduced leaves, printed on one side only. Illustrated by the author in black & white with a title page vignette and an illustration above the text on each leaf. Near fine. Limited edition of 100 copies.Inscribed in pencil on the title page: "First edition / of 100 copies this is probably #27 / Marcia Wilson." In addition, Wilson has penciled on the verso of the title: "This book is fiction! Any resemblance to anyone living or dead is purely coincidental". This no doubt refers to a lawsuit that was brought against the author, accusing her of libel, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.Marcia Sandmeyer Wilson is an American artist and author. Her work includes woodcarving, etching, painting, jewelry, silkscreen, photography and dolls. She has been a writer and illustrator of self-published mechanically produced books since 1990. She has worked as an instructor in gocco silkscreen at the Newark Museum Arts Workshop.Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 34649

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Foxe, Dr. Arthur N.). Tryon, Milicent. Feminist, arts critic, and secretary to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Columbia. She was responsible for the word "gender" replacing "sex" in legal language.

Published by December 30, 1972. (1972)

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Item Description: December 30, 1972., 1972. Book Condition: Good. MILICENT TRYON WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR INTRODUCING THE WORD "GENDER" INTO THE LEGAL LANGUAGE - Over 350 words typed on two sheets of 11 inch high by 8- 1/2 inch wide paper. Thanking the psychiatrist and criminologist Dr. Arthur N. Foxe for granting her an interview, Milicent Tryon introduces herself in a way that suggests they have met before: "Applause Magazine folded, my husband and I separated, and Minou had kittens. I now work as a $145 a week secretary, but things could be worse. I get to walk to work (at Columbia)." Milicent Tryon was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's secretary at Columbia University. She quickly dives into her subject: "Now, about murder. (Just so your unconscious can be thinking about my questions during the day, I thought I'd send a few.) I want a profile of a typical character who commits sexually-motivated murders." She follows up with some perceptive observations, paraphrasing the German psychologist Erich Fromm's observations about sadism and provides context from her own life while seeking answers: "(My little summaries seem so pat, so simple, so trite. Yet, I've been around such growth patterns myself, and I have a feeling for this thing that goes beyond understanding. My own mother was created in a laboratory by Tennessee Williams and Vincent Price. Two of her brothers molested me, as fine southern gentlemen do on occasion. And one of my brothers who has been under her influence excessively is on his way to becoming like Uncle. He's also sadistic, unlike Uncle)." Elaborating, she offers subjects for discussion: "A big feminist issue is this women-as-objects thing. Its relation to murder is something I hope you will comment on. Once a boy has such a crippled childhood, how much of what happens afterwards, when he's in his teens and beyond, makes him into a killer?" Concerned that Dr. Foxe may worry about being misquoted, she asks: "Are you still with me? I definitely want you to look over my version of you comments. I'd hate to make a fool of myself in print. Enclosed are some of my reviews, just to prove that there are fools who will publish my stuff." Signed "Milicent".The original mailing envelope is stapled to the letter together with an 11-1/2 inch high by 8- 1/2 inch wide sheet of paper upon which are photocopied three of her film, music and literary reviews.Additionally attached is a 4-page proof, on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide paper, of Dr. Foxe's essay "Murder". The heavily corrected proof is preceded by a brief biography of the psychiatrist at the top of the cover page. An annotation requesting a "galley proof" is penned by Dr. Foxe on the cover page. Typed and penned strike-outs and ink corrections in DR. FOXE'S HAND abound and several paragraphs are clipped and pasted onto the pages. One such paragraph reads: "But what is the cause of murder? The cause of murder is the same as that which causes other crime--the variants being in quantity, situation and coloring. The three causes of crime are, 1-violence done to the child by those around it, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and less frequently non-members of the family. Sustained violence, less frequently, later in life, may have a similar effect, 2- Sanction given the criminal act in childhood by a major parent or equivalent figure. (The mother who sanctions thefts for the household, even if needed, is an example) 3- a general lack of leaven in the family or early childhood situation- warmth, consideration, thought." We've been unable to determine if Dr. Foxe's essay was ever published.Milicent Tryon's letter is in near fine condition, folded for mailing with but minor creases to the corners. Dr. Foxe's manuscript, with its pasted paragraphs and corrections, is in used but nonetheless good condition. Although little information is available about this fascinating woman, she was responsible for replacing the word "sex" with the word "gender" in legal briefs and law. At the invitation of Dean Michael Sovern, Ruth Bader Ginsburg ac. Bookseller Inventory # 34650

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Seguin, Zelda. (1849-1914). One-time popular opera singer who sang at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Published by Standard Theatre: June 1st, 1887. (1887)

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Item Description: Standard Theatre: June 1st, 1887., 1887. Book Condition: Good. - Cream-colored card, approximately 3-3/8 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide, inscribed and signed "Yours Truly / Zelda Seguin / Standard Theatre. / June 1st 1887." There are remnants of paper adhering to each corner of the verso, with light glue marks, where the card has been removed from an album. There is some minor smudging of the ink. Good. Zelda Seguin [1849-1914] was an opera singer noted for playing the role of the Gypsy Queen in The Bohemian Girl. Though her popularity faded rather quickly, her talents were still in demand and she continued to perform in opera houses around the country, including the Metropolitan Opera. Bookseller Inventory # 34647

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Mantell, Robert B. (1854-1928). American actor known for his performance as Lear. Acted in silent film from 1915.

Published by Circa [1890]. [1890] (1890)

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Item Description: Circa [1890]. [1890], 1890. Book Condition: Good. - A piece of cream-colored paper, 2 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide, is boldly signed in blue ink "Yours Sincerely / R. B. Mantell". A piece of slightly heavier paper has been glued to each side of the verso causing light creasing & offsetting to the recto. The bottom edge of the paper has been unevenly cut. Good. Robert B. Mantell [1854-1928] was a Scottish- born American actor, known for his Shakespearian roles, especially his performance as King Lear. He made his first silent film in 1915 at the age of 61. "Under the Red Robe" is believed to be the only one of his films still extant. Bookseller Inventory # 34648

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Weingartner, Felix (1863-1942). Austrian composer & conductor known for his interpretations of Beethoven & Wagner.

Published by [Vienna] 1921. (1921)

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Item Description: [Vienna] 1921., 1921. Book Condition: Good. - An 8-3/4 inch high by 5-3/4 inch wide "Philharmonische Konzerte" [Probably a concert by the Vienna Philharmonic] program cover. The buff colored cover is illustrated with a woodcut by Stadler depicting 5 torch- topped columns against a black background. Printed at the bottom of this program cover for the 1920/21 season is the following: "Programmbuch / Begrundet von Dr. Robert Hirschfeld / Einfuhrungen von Prof. Dr. Max Graf / Preis 6 Kronen". Boldly signed "F. Weingartner" in pencil by the composer/conductor along the top. The cover is additionally annotated in pencil by a concert-goer below the image. The annotation, as translated from the German, indicates that this April 20, 1921 concert included Beethoven's Pastoral and Wagner's Tannhauser Prelude. Folded horizontally with short tears to the left edge and creases to the corners. This fragile program cover printed on highly acidic paper is darkened, but has since been professionally de-acidified. The Austrian conductor, composer and pianist Paul Felix Weingartner (1863-1942) studied with Wilhelm Mayer [aka W.A. Remy]. Going to Leipzig to study philosophy, he soon devoted himself to music and entered the Conservatory. He was one of Franz Liszt's last students. In 1884, Weingartner became director of the Konigsberg Opera and subsequently was Kappelmeister in Danzig, Hamburg, Manheim and Berlin. He succeeded Gustav Mahler as director of the Vienna Hofoper. The first conductor to record all of Beethoven's symphonies, Weingartner also conducted the premiere of Bizet's Symphony in C. Throughout his career he composed several works, including operas, concertos, orchestral works and 7 symphonies. As an author, he wrote on the subject of music and, influenced by Eastern mysticism and the occult, he published the poetical drama "Golgotha". Bookseller Inventory # 34638

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Beebe Lawton, Henrietta. (b. 1844). American singer who taught at the National Conservatory of Music in New York City.

Published by New York: February 9th, 1888. (1888)

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Item Description: New York: February 9th, 1888., 1888. Book Condition: Good. - 2-1/2 bars of music penned in black ink on a cream-colored card 3-1/2 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide. Signed "Harmoniously Yours / Henrietta Beebe-Lawton / New York Feb. 9th '88". There are 2 vertical & 1 horizontal light tan stripes to the card from offsetting. Scraps of paper adhere to the 4 corners of the verso where the card has been removed from an album. Good. Penned below the musical quotation is Ariel's line from the Tempest "Where the bee sucks there lurk I". This Shakespearean passage was set to music by English composer Thomas Arne.Henrietta Beebe was born in New York in 1844. Her fine voice was discovered early and at the age of fourteen she was already a successful church-choir singer. She studied in Milan and London and had a successful career. She was noted for her repertoire of English music, both sacred and secular. In 1886 she married the distinguished tenor William H. Lawton. Thereafter she made her home in New York City and taught oratorio and English music at the National Conservatory of Music. Bookseller Inventory # 34645

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Drew, John, Jr. (1853-1927). American stage actor who was considered a leading matinee idol of his day. Son of actor John Drew.

Published by October 20th, 1886. (1886)

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Item Description: October 20th, 1886., 1886. Book Condition: Good. - Cream-colored card, approximately 3-1/2 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, signed in black ink "John Drew / October 20th /1886". The bottom and right edges of the card are darkened. Remnants of paper adhere to the 4 corners of the verso where the card has been removed from an album. Good. John Drew [1853-1927] was an American stage actor, noted for his roles in Shakespearean comedy, society drama and light comedies. He was the son of actor John Drew and uncle of John, Ethel and Lionel Barrymore. He had a long association with Charles Frohman and leading lady Maude Adams. Considered one of the leading matinee idols of his day, he was also regarded as indisputably talented and was highly esteemed by his fellow actors. Bookseller Inventory # 34642

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Mason, William. (1829-1908). American pianist and composer. Piano student of Franz Liszt.

Published by Orange, NY: June 16th, 1886. (1886)

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Item Description: Orange, NY: June 16th, 1886., 1886. Book Condition: Very good. - Close of a letter on a piece of cream-colored paper, 1-1/4 inches high by 4 inches wide, which has been mounted on a very slightly larger piece of card. Signed "Yours sincerely / William Mason" with the date "June 16th- 1886" followed by the notation "My address is simply 'Orange, N.Y' not South Orange." There is a crease to the paper where the letter was folded for mailing. The card has been removed from an album leaving a small area of rubbing to the verso & a light glue mark. Very good. American pianist and composer William Mason [1829-1908] was born in Boston and made a successful debut at the Boston Academy of Music. In 1849 he went to Europe where he was the first American piano student of Franz Liszt and Ignaz Moscheles. He became the leader of a chamber ensemble based in New York that introduced many works of Robert Schumann and other famous European composers to American audiences during and after the Civil War era. He is best remembered for his Chopinesque piano compositions. Bookseller Inventory # 34646

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Hill, David Bennett. (1843-1910). Governor of New York State (1885-1891) who signed the bill creating the Adirondack Park.

Published by Albany, NY: February 2nd, 1898. (1898)

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Item Description: Albany, NY: February 2nd, 1898., 1898. Book Condition: Very good. - 21 words penned in black ink on the first side of a sheet of cream paper folded to form 4 sides, each 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Signed "David B. Hill". A series of ink names & numerals has been penned in another hand, possibly by the recipient, on the 4th side. The left side of the letter is slightly darkened. Folded once for mailing. Very good. David Bennett Hill [1843-1910] was an American politician from New York who served as the state's governor from 1885 to 1891. On May 15, 1885 Hill signed a bill establishing a 'Forest Preserve' of 715,000 acres that was to remain permanently 'as wild forest lands'. This tract of land subsequently became the Adirondack Park.Hill here accepts an invitation to dinner from Anna Parker Pruyn, an Albany socialite whose home functioned as the headquarters of the Albany Anti-Suffrage Association. Bookseller Inventory # 34644

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Gores, Joe (1931-2011). American mystery writer.

Published by San Francisco, March 4, 1969 through December 27, 1971. [1969]. [1969] (1969)

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Item Description: San Francisco, March 4, 1969 through December 27, 1971. [1969]. [1969], 1969. - A partial correspondence consisting of 6 typed letters signed by the American mystery fiction writer Joseph N. "Joe" Gores to the Science Fiction author Reginald Bretnor from March 4th, 1969 through December 27, 1971. In a playful manner which clearly emphasizes the importance of receiving material from Bretnor, Joe Gores writes on March 4, 1969 in a letter typed on his 11 inch high by 8-3/8 inch wide personal cream stationery "It has come to my attention through the loose-moraled bim who forms our secretarial pool that your introductions have not yet come in. I am sure you will recognize the need for receiving your material well in advance of our submission date to Random House, so the most objectionable scatology, as well as the most glaring errors in grammar, can be expunged. I would suggest enclosing your material in an unmarked brown paper wrapper." Closing with "Yrs. in irritation," the mystery author signs himself "J.N. Gores" above the title "Chief Feather-Ruffler". He humorously annotates his letter as having been written by "hes/nuts" and notes that the letter is "Form 511(c)".Obviously friends, Gores writes on May 29, 1970, on his personal 5-1/2 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide stationery, thanking Reginald Bretnor for informing him of the story in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and "the probable sale of THE CURIOUS CASE. to Fred" and discusses his publication lineup. Hoping to meet up with him during the Summer, Gores closes by forwarding his wife's Sue's regards. (Susan Hall was Gores' first wife. ). Signed "Joe". In a June 17, 1970 letter typed on similar half-page stationery, Gores mentions a possible venue for Bretnor's short stories "I recently made a couple of sales to an outfit which is buying reprints on a one-shot basis for use in English Weekly magazines" and forwards their contact information suggesting that Bretnor uses his name as reference. Signed "Joe".In a letter typed on his personal 8-1/2 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide stationery, dated August 24, 1971, Gores asks Bretnor if he knows some technical details about French military rifles and semi-automatics which he needs for "REJOICE, YOUNG MAN, the Tahiti-set novel I am just taking through second draft at a great rate." He expresses his hopes that Bretnor and Rosalie's novels "are progressing as well" and forwards Susan's love to them. Signed "Joe". We've not been able to determine under what final title the manuscript to which Gores is referring ("Rejoice Young Man") was published if indeed it was published at all.Following through on September 5, 1971, Gores thanks Bretnor for the information on French arms: "As is usual with these bits and pieces of information, it plays only a very minor part in the book. but I did want to have it accurate and know enough to mention the calibres etc. in a very casual manner." It's likely that Bretnor has himself asked Joe Gores for information about the chain of succession in San Francisco mayoral politics which Gores provides before writing of the movie possibilities of a story: "There's not much I can do about the movie possibilities of 'A Matter of Equine Ballistics,' but at least I can make sure that it is put before the short story selection committee next January. Anyway, I'll be pulling for it (unless, of course, I have anything up myself; and even then I couldn't think of a story I'd rather be beat by)." He closes with a paragraph stating that "Bwana and Caliban send their regards to Hansi. This catching stuff is old hat to fierce black Bwana." Obviously referring to his cats, whose names he also used in his stories. "Caliban" appears as a cat in "A Time of Predators" and "Bwana Kifaru" (Swahili for "Mr. Rhino") appears in "Glass Tiger". The letter is signed "Joe".On December 27, 1971, Gores, addressing his letter to "Dear Reg and Rosie" thanks them for their Christmas phone call and their card. Obviously all have suffered recent illness as Gores writes "Don't mention Christmas colds. I just finished my annu. Bookseller Inventory # 34640

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Eldridge, Louisa. (1829-1905). American actress known as "Aunt Louisa". She was a member of New York's Union Square Theatre company.

Published by December 14, 1884. (1884)

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Item Description: December 14, 1884., 1884. Book Condition: Good. - A piece of light gray paper, 3-1/4 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide, is boldly signed in black ink: "Sincerely yours / Louisa Eldridge / 'Aunt Louisa' / Dec 14/84". The left edge & bottom left corner are slightly darkened & the top & bottom right corners have been excised with light creasing to the right side of the paper. On the verso is part of an unrelated autograph. 2 scraps of paper adhere to the verso where the Eldridge autograph has been removed from an album. Good. Louisa Eldridge [1829-1905] was the wife of a Philadelphia shipping merchant whose business was failing. In the late 1850s she took up acting to rescue the family fortunes. At first she worked in Philadelphia, then with the Union Square Theatre company in New York. She specialized in playing older women and became known as "Aunt Louisa". Bookseller Inventory # 34643

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UNCLE SWITHIN'S INVENTIONS.: Rounds). Webb, Wheaton

Rounds). Webb, Wheaton P.

Published by New York Holiday House, Inc., (1947). (1947) (1947)

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Item Description: New York Holiday House, Inc., (1947). (1947), 1947. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY WHEATON P. WEBB - Octavo, color pictorial boards titled in black, in a color pictorial dust wrapper. The top edge of the dust jacket is very lightly chipped with a crease & short tear to the top edge of the rear panel. [vi] & 114 pages, with pictorial endpapers and full-page & textual black & white illustrations from drawings by Rounds. Very good. First edition.Inscribed on the half-title: "For Anna and Ken / 'I grasp the tail-feathers of the idea,' said Uncle Swithin, 'but I lose the bird.' Wheaton Webb / Oneonta N.Y. / April 26, 1948". Bookseller Inventory # 34630

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Negley, James S. (1826-1901). American Civil War general and U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania.

Published by Washington, D.C.: June 26, 1874. (1874)

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Item Description: Washington, D.C.: June 26, 1874., 1874. Book Condition: Good. - Over 40 words penned on 9 inch high by 6-1/4 inch wide ruled House of Representatives stationery. In his letter, addressed to the Commissioner of Pensions, explaining that "These papers were enclosed to me without any explanation", likely from a constituent applying for a pension. Negley goes on to request that the commissioner have "the kindness to consider the case". Signed "Jas. S. Negley". Folded for mailing, with a light blue stamp on the verso. The bottom edge of the letter is creased and darkened with some light chipping, not affecting the signature. The American Civil War General and U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania James Scott Negley (1826-1901) played an important role at the Battle of Stones River. He served in Company K of the Duquesne Greys, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Mexican-American War. Working as a farmer and horticulturist in between wars, he was appointed brigadier general in the Pennsylvania Militia in 1861, serving under Patterson in the Shenandoah Valley. He commanded the raid against Chattanooga proving the Union's ability to strike deep within Confederate territory. Appointed major general, in command of the 2nd Division of the Center Wing of the XIV Corps at the Battle of Stones River, he lead the successful counterattack against Major General John C. Breckinridge. He participated in the Battle of Chicamauga, in particular the Battle of Davis' Crossroads where, his division having scattered following the Union defeat, he was relieved of command. Fort Negley in Nashville was named after him. He was elected to Congress as a Republican in 1868 and served until 1875. Bookseller Inventory # 34631

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Molineux, Major General Edward L. (1833-1915). Civil War general who commanded troops north of the Red River in Louisiana.

Published by New York: December 1st, 1882. (1882)

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Item Description: New York: December 1st, 1882., 1882. Book Condition: Good. - Letter penned in black ink and filling the first side of a sheet of cream-colored paper folded to form 4 sides, each 8 inches high by 5 inches wide. Signed "Edward L. Molinieux". Folded 3 times for mailing. There is a short tear & crease to the bottom edge of each side at the vertical fold with a tiny chip at bottom left. The edges of the letter are slightly darkened. There is some staining to the 4th side. Good. Molineux writes a letter of recommendation to National Guard officer Colonel Edward Henry Kent: "I had several opportunities of noticing the manner in which you discharged your military duties, so much so that I directed a staff officer to accompany you in your inspection of stores that he might obtain a clear insight of his duties by noticing the way you performed the work."Born in England, Edward L. Molineux [1833-1915] moved to Brooklyn as an infant. In 1854 he joined the Brooklyn City Guard and then the 7th Regiment of New York. During the Civil War he organized the 159th New York Volunteer Infantry. His regiment was the first to land at Baton Rouge in Louisiana during the Red River Campaign in 1864. He was given command of the troops north of the Red River and later was made Military Commander of the District of Northern Georgia. After the war he became a successful businessman. Bookseller Inventory # 34633

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Gericke, Wilhlem. (1845-1925). Austrian conductor who worked in Vienna and Boston, conducting the Boston Symphony from 1884-1889 and 1898-1906.

Published by New York: January 9th, 1888. (1888)

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Item Description: New York: January 9th, 1888., 1888. Book Condition: Very good. - Cream-colored card, approximately 3-1/2 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, signed in black ink "Wilhelm Gericke / New York January 9th 1888". There is very light offsetting to the left edge of the card. Remnants of paper adhere to the verso where the card has been removed from an album. Very good. Wilhlem Gericke [1845-1925] was an Austrian conductor and composer. In 1874 he became second kapellmeister and chorus master at the Vienna Court Opera, where his lifelong friend Hans Richter was first kapellmeister. There he gave the Viennese premiere of Richard Wagner's "Tannhauser". His fame as a conductor, and particularly as a drillmaster, led Henry Lee Higginson of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to secure him as its leader after attending one of Gericke's concerts in Vienna. Gericke spent two periods in the United States conducting the BSO, from 1884-1889 and 1898 to 1906. Bookseller Inventory # 34635

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Stoddart, James Hastie (1832-1888). Editor of The Glasgow Herald, sometime poet & author of "The Seven Sagas of Prehistoric Man".

Published by Glasgow, April 12th, 1883. (1883)

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Item Description: Glasgow, April 12th, 1883., 1883. Book Condition: Very good. - Over 175 words penned on two facing 8 inch high by 5 inch wide pages of a folded sheet. The letterhead of "The Glasgow Herald / The Weekly Herald / and The Evening Times", as well as the addresses of its branch offices is printed at the top of the first page. In his letter addressed to Major General James Furlong, James Stoddart discusses his interest in Furlong's book "Rivers of Life" and that Mr Campbell will "write a lengthier & fuller review of your book, which when he does, I shall very gladly publish." He goes on to say that "The subject has long been an interesting one to me but my studies of it have been desultory, & my knowledge of it rather confused. I shall get hold of you book however as soon as I possibly can." Stoddart further expresses his interest in some day meeting and personally talking with Furlong about the subject. Signed "Jas H. Stoddart". The letter is further annotated in pencil "You need not return this" by the recipient James Furlong at bottom right and signed with his initials. Folded several times for mailing with some minor darkening at the top of the center fold and very minor soiling. James Hastie Stoddart (1832-1888). Editor of the Glasgow Herald from 1875 to 1888. An occasional poet, Stoddart is also the author of "The Seven Sagas of Prehistoric Man".James George Roche Forlong (1824-1904) was a Major General of the Indian Army. Trained as an engineer in Scotland and England, he joined the Indian Army in 1843 and later held posts with the government of Oudh. His exposure to Indan religions led him to explore, research and develop heterodox ideas about religious origins. His substantial work "Rivers of Life" was regarded as blasphemous by some for its sexual interpretations of religious rituals and symbolism. Bookseller Inventory # 34627

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Seidl-Kraus, Auguste (1853-1939). Operatic soprano, wife of the great Wagnerian conductor Anton Seidl.

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Item Description: Book Condition: Very good. - Four bars of music penned on 3-1/2 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide creamy white card stock with the lyrics "Leise, leise, Fromme Weise", Agatha's aria from "Der Freishutz" penned in Auguste Seidl-Kraus's hand, inscribed & signed by her. The left half of the card is darkened, possibly from offsetting. Apparently removed from an autograph album, remnants of paper adhere to the edges of the verso. The operatic soprano Auguste Seidl-Kraus (1853-1939) was the wife of the great Wagnerian conductor Anton Seidl (1850-1898). Bookseller Inventory # 34619

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ORIGINAL PROGRAM for the DECEMBER 19, 1920: Schalk, Franz; Kiurina,

Schalk, Franz; Kiurina, Berta; Mayr, Richard; Kittel, Hermine; and Gallos, Hermann.

Published by Wien: Bruchdruckerei Franz Karner, 1920. (1920)

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Item Description: Wien: Bruchdruckerei Franz Karner, 1920., 1920. Book Condition: Fair. - Quarto, 12-1/2 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide. Softcover, self-wraps with a portrait of Beethoven centered on the cover page. The program, part of the "Beethoven-Feier" December 11 to 19, 1920 "Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien" concerts is so titled on the cover page. 4 pages, including the covers, with the program and cast for the December 19, 1920 performance of the "Missa Solemnis" under the baton of Franz Schalk printed on the second page followed by the lyrics of the mass. The program is signed in pencil on the cover page by the conductor Franz Schalk and the four operatic singers: Berta Kiurina, Richard Mayr, Hermine Kittel, and Hermann Gallos. Folded vertically with short tears to the edges of the folds and a tiny hole at center. The pages of this fragile program printed on highly acidic paper are darkened, but the program has since been professionally de-acidified. The Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien was founded in 1812 by Joseph Sonnleithner to promote music in all its facets. To accomplish its goals, the society promoted concerts and founded the Vienna Conservatory in 1819 and the Wiener Singverein in 1858.The Austrian conductor Frank Schalk (1863-1931) was director of the Vienna State Opera from 1918 to 1929, holding the post jointly with Richard Strauss from 1919 to 1924. He later played a role in the establishment of the Salzburg Festival. A student of Anton Bruckner, he conducted the premiere of Bruckner's 5th Symphony and played a significant role in popularizing Bruckner's music and was also involved in the early publication of Mahler's 10th Symphony.The Austrian contralto Hermine Kittel (1879-1948) studied singing with Amalie Materna in Vienna. She made her debut in Ljubljana in 1897 and went on to sing under Gustav Mahler at the Vienna State Opera. She sang at the Bayreuth Festival in 1902 and again in 1908 as Erda in Wagner's Ring.The Austrian operatic bass- baritone Richard Mayr (1877-1935) first studied medicine before Gustave Mahler persuaded him to pursue a career as a singer. He studied at the Vienna Music Academy and made his debut at the 1902 Bayreuth Festival in the role of Hagen in Wagner's "Gotterdammerung". He was engaged by Mahler as the principal singer at the Vienna Hofoper where he enjoyed a long successful career. He was responsible for creating the role of Barak the Dyer in the premiere of Strauss's "Die Frau ohne Schatten". A mainstay at the Salzburg Festival, Mayr also sang at London's Royal Opera for several seasons and at New York's Metropolitan Opera for three seasons.The Austrian Opera tenor Hermann Gallos (1886-1957) was a member of the Vienna State Opera from 1922 to 1950. He regularly performed at the Salzburg Festival, including two operas conducted by Franz Schalk.Berta Kiurina (1882-1933) was an Operatic soprano. Bookseller Inventory # 34617

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Item Description: Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1791., 1791. Book Condition: Fair. - Octavo, an 8 inch high by 5 inch wide unbound pamphlet, removed at some time in the distant past from a larger collection of bound pamphlets, with remnants of the spine. 130 [of 136] pages, numbered [1] through 136. Illustrated with a full-page silhouette portrait of The Hon. James Bowdoin. The text block is cracked and the two issues are separated and a few pages are loose. These two issues of the periodical are lacking pages 55/56, 69/70 and 117/118. Lacking 2 plates and possibly a third. The pages are toned & slightly darkened with some scattered foxing and staining throughout. The top corner of the first title page is torn away with loss of a few letters and there is chipping to the edges. Tears to that title page have been repaired with document tape. There is a tear in the margin of page 38 which just touches on 3 or 4 words and there is slight early worming to pages 43 to 52. This American periodical includes Dr. Nathan Smith's "A Dissertation, on the Causes and Effects of Spasm in Fevers; pronounced by Mr. Nathan Smith, before the President, Medical Professors, and Governors of Harvard University, at Cambridge, July 5th, 1790; and dedicated to the Rev. J. Willard, S.T.D. Prof.". Smith's dissertation for his Bachelor of Medicine degree is printed on pages 33 through 35 of the January issue and concluded on pages 81 through 83 of the February issue.One of New England's highly respected physicians and skilled surgeons, Nathan Smith (1762-1829) founded Dartmouth Medical School and co- founded several other respected schools including the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Medical School at Bowdoin College and the Yale School of Medicine at a time when most American physicians were poorly educated. At the age of 24, he studied under Dr. Josiah Goodhue after seeing the surgeon perform an operation. He subsequently attended Harvard College's Medical Department, where he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine degree, becoming only the 4th or 5th to graduate. He attended medical classes for a year at the University of Edinburgh and was awarded an MD by Harvard in 1811. He eschewed the bleeding and purging prevalent at the time favoring to attend to the patient's comfort and treatment which supported the body's own healing power. A consultant on the treatment for Joseph Smith, then a child, his approach is credited for saving the leg of the future founder of the Mormon church.Given the period Nathan Smith's "inaugural dissertation" was more akin to a modern day's student essay than to what is now regarded as a doctoral dissertation. It's publication, which appeared in the first two numbers of the Massachussets Magazine for 1791 is said to be the only direct evidence of his time at Harvard. Smith's dissertation was submitted to the periodical by "A.Z." who preceded it with this note: "I have long wished that your medical department might consist of American papers. To accomplish this desire, I forward Dr. Smith's Dissertation, delivered at a late publick examination, Harvard University, for the degree of Bachelor in Physick". Publication of his thesis was not without controversy and a debate between Smith and an unknown critic who signed himself "Philozetemia" continued in the pages of the periodical for the next 2 years.Also of interest is Noah Webster's brief essay "Remarks on the English Language", here printed on page 105, which delves into the origins and meanings of the words "truth" and "veracity" as well as the distinction between "observe" and "remark" and that between "custom" and "habit".George Washington's proclamation which refers to the establishment of the District of Columbia and the seat of government among other things appears on page 127.Benjamin Franklin's "Parables against Persecution" and "Meteorological Imaginations and Conjectures" also appear in the January issue. Bookseller Inventory # 34598

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Grew, Joseph. (1880-1965). American diplomat. U.S. Ambassador to Japan at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Published by Circa [1930]. [1930] (1930)

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Item Description: Circa [1930]. [1930], 1930. Book Condition: Good. - Octagonal sepia-toned photograph, 2-3/4 inches high by 3-5/8 inches wide, clipped from a magazine, and mounted on an octagonal piece of cream paper, 4-1/4 inches high by 3-3/4 inches wide. Signed on the mount "Joseph Grew". The mount is lightly soiled & foxed with a crease just below the photograph. There is very light creasing to the photograph. Good. The photograph shows Grew, Turkish Foreign Minister Ismat Pasha and an unidentified woman sitting together on wicker chairs in a garden.Joseph Grew [1880-1965] was an American career diplomat and Foreign Service officer. He was appointed Under Secretary of State in 1924 and in this position oversaw the establishment of the U.S. Foreign Service. Between 1920 and 1941 he served as Ambassador to Denmark, Switzerland, Turkey and Japan. He was the American ambassador in Tokyo at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of the war between the United States and the Japanese Empire. He was interned for nine months by the Japanese government but was released to return to the U.S. in August, 1942. Bookseller Inventory # 34606

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY HELEN ROOSEVELT ROBINSON: Robinson, Helen Roosevelt.

Robinson, Helen Roosevelt. (1881-1962). Daughter of Helen Schermerhorn Astor and James Roosevelt Roosevelt, half-brother of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Published by New York: February 4th, 1909. (1909)

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Item Description: New York: February 4th, 1909., 1909. Book Condition: Very good. - Typed, double-spaced letter filling 1-1/2 sides of her personalized letterhead, which is folded once to form 4 sides, each 6-7/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Signed "Helen Roosevelt Robinson". The top edge of the first side is slightly darkened & very lightly soiled. Very good. Mrs. Robinson sends Joseph Pulitzer a statement on the work of Greenwich House [not here present] and writes that the house "has expended during the past year.approximately $15,000. At least this sum must be raised for this year's work, without considering needs that have arisen necessitating a larger budget".Greenwich House was founded in 1902 when a group of social reformers, including Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch and Jacob Riis, incorporated the Greenwich House settlement. Its mission was to improve the living conditions of the predominantly immigrant population of Greenwich Village, at that time New York's most congested neighborhood. Among those who contributed to the settlement's fostering of cultural enrichment and individual growth were Eleanor Roosevelt, Mrs. Gertrude Payne Whitney, Jackson Pollock, Kirk Douglas, Julius Rudel, Henry Cowell and Edgar Varese.Joseph Pulitzer [1847-1911], now best remembered for funding the establishment of the Pulitzer Prizes, was the American publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. He introduced the techniques of yellow journalism to the newspapers he acquired in the 1880s. He became a leading figure in the Democratic Party and was elected Congressman from New York. He crusaded against big business and corruption and helped to keep the Statue of Liberty in New York. Bookseller Inventory # 34605

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