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1. Carey, Mathew. The New Olive Branch, or, an Attempt to Establish an Identity of Interest between Agriculture, Manufactures, and Commerce. Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1820. 248 pages. 1820 first edition. Black leather spine with paper over board covers. The leather spine have small chips and rubbing The front joint has a split extending about halfway down, but the cover is still held firmly in place. The corners are quite worn and rubbed through. The back joint has a smaller split at the top which is been repaired by archival glue. The text block is square and the pages are tightly bound. The pages are browned and there is heavy foxing throughout the book. $350.00

2. Carey, Mathew. Essays on Political Economy; or, the Most Certain Means of Promoting the Wealth, Power, Resources, and Happiness of Nations, Applied Particularly to the United States. Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & I. Lea, 1822. 546 pages. 1822 Philadelphia printing. Original Brown leather binding shows quite a bit of wear to the edges of the spine and wards. The corners are slightly rubbed through. There are some discolored and rubbed spots to the covers. The edges of the spine has some chips to the leather and darkening. The spine has experienced some leather rot, with some of the surface layer peeled away. A few small insect bore holes to the leather on the back cover. The front joint is split, and the front cover is held in place by a couple of fragile binding cords. The back cover has some chips to the joint, but the cover is securely attached. An important early work on political economy. $250.00

3. Eaton, John Henry. The Life of Andrew Jackson, Major-General in the Service of the United States. Cincinnati: Hatch and Nichols, 1827. 1827 second edition. Full brown leather binding shows quite a bit of wear and rubbing to the edges and corners. Small chips to the leather at the top of the spine. The corners are bumped and starting to rub through. Some scuffs and rubbed spots to the covers. The front joint is split, but the front cover is still held in place by the binding cords. The text block is sound and the pages are tightly bound. The text has foxing and browning throughout. $60.00

4. Hill, Isaac. THE FARMER'S MONTHLY VISITOR. Intended to Promote the Interest of the Farmer, to Defend the Dignity of the Agricultural Profession, and Encourage the Practice of Domestic Economy. Volume II (2). 1840. Concord, New Hampshire: Published by John M. Hill, 1840. 190 pages. Complete volume 2, issued monthly. Fully original binding, with brown leather spine and corners and with marbled paper over board covers. There is shelf wear to the spine edges and the board edges and corners. A few scuffs and rubbed spots to the spine, mostly along the joints and the edges. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. A beautiful copy. This volume contains an issue with a section on farm architecture, with illustrations and plans for building and dwelling quarters for a laborer without a farm, and plans for a village cottage for a small family. A most interesting early American agricultural book. Measures 12.5 inches tall by just under 9 inches wide. The articles are entirely on the subject of agriculture, both domestic and international. There are some woodcut illustrations of farm implements and tools such as plows, harrows, and other implements.  $95.00

5. Home, Henry, Lord Kaims. Six Sketches on the History of Man: Containing The Progress of Men as Individuals. I-Diversity of Men & of Languages; II-Of Food & Population; III-Of Property; IV-Origin & Progress of Commerce; V-Origin & Progress of Arts; VI-Progress of the Female Sex. Philadelphia: Sold by R. Bell and R. Aitken, 1776. 262 pages. 1776 Philadelphia printing. Bound in the original brown leather. The binding shows heavy wear, including rubbing and scuffing to all board edges and the edges of the spine. The leather spine title labels is missing. The front and back joints are split, with the covers being held by older library hinge reinforcement tape. Corners are rubbed through and bumped. Some small chips to the leather at the edges of the spine. The text block is tight and square and the pages are complete. There is browning and foxing scattered throughout the text, heavier in places. The text contains an appendix entitled "Concerning Propagation of Animals, and Care of Their Offspring". A wonderful historical imprint, published the same year as the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The publisher, R. Bell, has a list of additional titles for sale at the end of the book. The final text page is a full-page advertisement for a book advertises as just printed and published, entitled "American Independence, the Interest and Glory of Great Britain. $650.00

6. Pease, Theodore Calvin. THE DIARY OF ORRVILLE HICKMAN BROWNING. Two volume set. Volume I-1850-1864; Volume II-1865-1881. Springfield, Illinois: Illinois State Hist. Library, 1927. Two volume set. Slight shelf wear to spine and corners. both volumes. Some fading to covers. Bumped spine and rubbed corners. Bindings tight. $70.00

7. Price, Richard  . OBSERVATIONS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, AND THE MEANS OF MAKING IT A BENEFIT TO THE WORLD. New Haven, Connecticut: Meigs, Bowen & Dana, 1785. 87 pages. 1785 printing. Beautifully bound in recent half morocco, with marbled boards. Some staining to the title page in light foxing to some of the pages, mostly in the margins. Former owner's name is written in ink on the title page. Overall a very nice copy. The author was a well-spoken British advocate for American independence. He believed that it was divinely inspired that the colonies become the United States of America. In one of his quotes, he states "It is a conviction I cannot resist, that the independence of the English colonies in America is one of the steps ordained by Providence to introduce these times". A rare and important early American publication. This was first printed in London, and this is the second edition, printed in New Haven, Connecticut. $475.00

8. Robert Campbell-Printer. The Constitutions of the United States, According to the Latest Amendments to Which Are Prefixed, the Declaration Of Independence; and the Federal Constitution with the Amendments. Philadelphia: Printed for Robert Campbell, 1800. 1800 printing. This appears to have been rebound at some point, but it is a masterful rebinding and appears almost of the original binding with brown leather spine with the original black leather label, and blue paper over board covers. Light wear only. The binding is in near very good condition. The text is complete and tightly bound. There are a few small dampstains to the edges of some of the pages and scattered foxing. This edition has first printings of newly created, updated or revised constitutions of Vermont, Delaware, Georgia, and Kentucky, along with amendments to the Constitution of Maryland. The title page states that this edition contains these printings, which are not to be found in earlier editions. $375.00

9. State of Iowa. Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, after the Extra Session of the Fifth Gen. Assembly of the State of Iowa, Which Convened at Iowa City, on the Second Day of July, Anno Domini, 1856. Iowa City: P. Moriarty, 1856. 116 pages. 1856 printing. Original light brown wrappers. There are some small tears to the edges of the covers. About 1/3 of the spine paper is missing. There are some stains on the front cover, including some white out stains of the previous owner' s name. The back cover has some soiled spots and stains. The pages are tightly bound. A few of the pages have creases at the top right corner and some have soiling to the extreme edges. $75.00

10. State of Iowa Journal of the Senate's. Journal of the Senate at the Second Regular Session of the General Assembly of the State of Iowa. Begun and Held at Iowa City, Pension Monday the Fourth Day of December... 1849. Andrew, Iowa: Printed at the Jackson County Democrat Office, 1849. 427 pages. Softbound covers. Missing the outer printed wrappers. The title page has some chips and tears and staining. The last index page has a strip of paper missing in the edge, affecting some text. The binding is tight and the pages are clean and tightly bound. $75.00

11. Territory Of Iowa. Journal of the House Of Representatives of the Eighth Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa. Begun and Held at Iowa City on the First Monday of December, 1845. Keosauqua: Printed by J. and J.M> Shepherd, 1846. 293 pages. 1846 printing. Original blue printed cover wrappers. There is some discoloration around the edges of the wrappers and a couple of small chips to the paper on the spine, but overall this has been nicely preserved. Scattered light foxing to the text. An early and rare territorial Iowa imprint. $75.00

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