New Arrivals at De Wolfe
An Occasional List
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De Wolfe and Wood
P.O. Box 425
Alfred, Maine 04002
1. (Art) Exhibition of Paintings by Suzanna Ogunjami, December 3rd to December 16th, 1934. New York: Delphic Studios, 1934.  pp. Includes a brief biography and a list of 27 works of art in the exhibit. Ogunjami was a Nigerian artist educated at Teachers College, Columbia University. Lightly Creased. $175.00.
2. (Art) Photographs by Man Ray from April 9 to April 30, 1932. New York: Julien Levy Gallery, 1932. 4 pp. Includes a 2 page essay and a page listing 20 photographs being exhibited. A scarce and important catalog. 1 copy located at the Museum of Modern Art. SOLD!
3. (Art) Rafael D. Palacios. Afro- Antillean Art. New York: Delphic Studios, 1938.  pp. Good with a crease. Includes a brief introduction and a list of 32 pieces of art in the exhibit. Palacios had some success as a Caribbean artist in the 1930’s and later illustrated book covers and comics. $275.00.
4. (Calypso) Grant, Rupert Calypso! Calypso! The Old Brigade Calypso Tent Presents its Souvenir 1954 Booklet. N.p.: Ben Durham, 1954.  pp. Very good. Printed in Trinidad this piece was authored by legendary Calypso musician Rupert Grant (1914- 1961) who was known as Lord Invader. The piece contain ads and words to songs by a variety of Calypso artists including Grant, King, Radio, Panther, and Lord Christo. This includes the rather unique tune by Lord Christo entitled Sex Changing which goes in part; “I was reading the newspapers one Sunday morning about how young people sex changing. It is said that some young women are turning to men and some young men are also turning to women.” 1 copy located. $150.00.
5. (Civil War) Manuscript Special order issued on board the bark Guerilla, January 1st, 1863 appointing Lewis Merrill (1815- 1863) as a nurse for the 50th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers. Merrill was from Georgetown, Massachusetts and died there soon after being discharged. $145.00.
6. (Hawaii) Berger. Mele Hawaii. Honolulu: H. Berger, 1884- 1888. 18 3-7 page Hawaiian pieces of sheet music bound in a single volume. Most are copyrighted in Hawaii in 1888. A few are undated. Lithographed in San Francisco. Good condition in black cloth with light damp stains along the bottom edge. This 1888 edition does not appear in OCLC. $750.00.
7. (Illinois) Selling Off at Cost! At the Cheap Cash Store of James P. Brace, Hawley Brothers Building; Augusta Ills. I Offer my Stock of Poplins, Prints, Plaids, Delaines, Ginghams, Woollen Goods; Hats, Caps, &c., at Prime Costs, for Cash… Augusta, Il?: circa 1860. Broadside. 12” x 14”. Very good condition with light wear and soiling. An attractive broadside from this small town in Western Illinois. $275.00.
8. (Juvenile) The Child’s Book of Sunday Reading, With Fine Engravings [bound with] Child’s Book of Bible History. Worcester: G.B. Matthews, c.1840’s. 24, 24 pp. Good with binding a bit loose. Has a nice inscription reading “A premium awarded to Edward O. Wilber for not whispering by Marion M. Stoddard.” $100.00.
9. (Louisiana) Message From the President of the U. States, Transmitting the Constitution or Form of Government, Established by the Convention of the Territory of Orleans, for the Government of that Territory, When Erected into A Separate and Independent State, Under the title of The State of Louisiana. Washington: R.C. Wightman, 1812. 32 pp. Removed. This work prints the constitution of the new State of Louisiana. American Imprints 27253, 3 locations. SOLD!
10. (Magic) Splendid Amusement! Startling Feats of Legerdemain! Mr. Walk A. Walker, Respectfully Announces to the Ladies and Gentlemen of this Place that he will entertain them at ____ On Evening ____ 1855 With a variety of novel, original and startling Feats of Natural Magic!... To conclude with the celebrated Nose Amputation! Large Noses Preferred!.... Hartford: Calhoun Printing Co., 1855. Broadside. 8” x 18”. Very good condition. $200.00.
11. (Maritime) Chapelle, J. The Ship Master’s Assistance in the Port of Havre. Containing an Almanac for 1857… Havre: Flambard, 1857. 54, xvi pp. Boards are worn and the head and tail of the spine lacking. A guide completely in English for American ship masters. Includes a business directory, port information and other useful information. OCLC locates a single copy. $175.00.
12. (Natural History) Williamson, John. Fern Etchings. Louisville, Ky.: John Morton and Company, 1879. 65 pp. of text with 65 etchings of American ferns. Very good with minor chip to the edge of two blank preliminary pages. $2000.00.
14. (Naval) Backus, S. and William Sampson. Manuscript record book documenting the meetings of the Anchor Lodge fraternal organization at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. The content covers January 21st- April 28th, 1860 and contains 45 pages. The group was organized by six men to help “with the elevation of the mind.” The text records books read aloud and other activities of the group. Sampson eventually became a rear admiral. $575.00.
15. (New Hampshire) New York to the White Mountains. Shortest and Only Direct Route! New York: Baker, Godwin & Co., 1853. Broadsheet. 7 ¾” x 15”. Folds, light stains and wear. Also some tape repairs. The reverse is a large railroad map illustrating the route from New York to the White Mountains. OCLC locates a single copy at the New York Public Library. $350.00.
16. (New York) Railroad Mills Extra… Pure Genesee Wheat… F.M. Edson. Rochester: Rochester Daily Advertiser, c.1860. Barrel label. 10” x 8”. Upper right corner is creased. $200.00.
17. (New Zealand) New Zealand. The wonderland of the World. Dunedin: The Union Steam Ship Co., 1890. 43 pp. Minor wear. A nicely illustrated guide to visiting New Zealand. $75.00.
18. (Oregon) Sherman County Oregon. Moro: The Sherman County. 31 pp. Minor wear to the spine. $75.00.
19. (Politics) Theodore Roosevelt’s Confession of Faith Before the Progressive National Convention, August 6, 1912. New York: The McConnell Printing Co., 1912. 32 pp. [with] A Contract With the People. Platform of the Progressive Party Adopted at its First National Convention, Chicago, August 7th, 1912. New York: The Schilling Press, 1912. 16 pp. Good condition. The first piece includes an illustration of Roosevelt and Johnson. $30.00.
20. (Shakers) Uncut panel of 4 Harvard Shaker Marmalade labels. Two peach and two quince labels. Circa 1860. Wonderful deep blue paper with gold lettering and borders. Circa 1850. 9 ¾” x 6 ½”. SOLD!
21. (Spiritualism) Underwood, Sara. Automatic or Spirit Writing, with other Psychic Experiences. Chicago: Thomas G. Newman, 1896. 352 pp. Slightly faded spine. Includes examples of spirit writing. $145.00.
22. (Temperance) A Mirror for the Intemperate. Boston: Henry Bowen’s Chemical Print for N. Boynton, P. Youmans, c.1834. Broadside on linen. A circa 1831 edition survives but we can finds no other copies with the added “P. Youmans 1834.” Includes an Ode to Rum, the dying declaration of pirate Nicholas Fernandez, and a few other pieces. Good with folds and stains. 18” x 18”. $675.00.
23. (Texas) [Lundy, Benjamin] The War in Texas; A Review of Facts and Circumstances, Showing That this Contest is A Crusade Against Mexico, Set on Foot and Supported by Slaveholders, Land-Speculators, &c. in Order to Re-Establish, Extend, and Perpetuate the System of Slavery and the Slave Trade. second edition, revised and enlarged. Philadelphia: Merrihew and Gunn, 1837. 64 pp. Printed in double columns, text map, original printed wrappers, removed from bound volume, spot of glue residue along spine edge, else a very good copy. This contains much on the empresario grants, one of which Lundy himself endeavored to secure. While entirely innocent of the slightest impartiality, Lundy's dialectics are fortified with careful personal observations gleaned from three trips to Texas in 1832, 1833, and 1834." - Eberstadt 162:503. "First to ascribe this war to a slaveholding conspiracy." - Howes L-569. Raines p. 141; Sabin 95134; Streeter, Texas, 1217a. $750.00.
24. (Twain) Twain, Mark. Punch, Brothers, Punch! And Other Sketches. New York: Slote Woodman, 1878. 140 pp. Very good with minor wear and rubbing to the binding. First edition. $300.00.
25. (War of Jenkins’ Ear) His Majesty's DECLARATION Of WAR against the King of Spain. George R. Whereas many unjust Seizures have been made, and Depredations carried on for several Years in the West Indies, by Spanish Garda Costas, and other Ships, acting under the Commission... Broadside, measuring 20 3/8 x 16 ¼ inches, formerly folded, now flattened, some wear along one fold, some minor worming in blank margins of the four corners, not affecting text, docketed in ink on verso in a contemporary hand: "Proclamation of War King of Great Britain & the King of Spain 19th Oct. 1739" In Very good clean condition. The King provides an extensive and detailed list of the grievances which led to his Declaration of War as well as a list of proscribed actions for his subjects in regards to Spain. The depredations by the Spanish against British shipping in the West Indies and elsewhere in America receive special notice. The War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-43), was a four year struggle between England and Spain, preliminary to and merging into the War of the Austrian Succession, King George's War (1740-1748). The conflict was named for Robert Jenkins, a British smuggler who lost an ear in a 1731 brush with the Spaniards off the coast of Florida. Jenkins's story in the House of Commons in 1738, along with the display of his carefully preserved ear, had a tremendous propaganda effect and forced the declaration of war. Commercial rivalry on the seas and disputes over the ownership of Georgia were responsible for the conflict. The War was fought on land and water, with the Caribbean the center of naval operations and the Georgia-Florida borderlands the scene of military warfare. Upon declaring war, Britain invited the American colonies to supply troops, and the colonial quotas were formed into a four battalion regiment which was sent to the West Indies to link up with a British force for a major attack on the Spanish Main. This was the first foreign war for the colonies which were later to become the United States. Admiral Edward Vernon captured Puerto Bello on the Isthmus of Panama in 1739, but the following year met with disastrous failure before Cartagena. James Edward Oglethorpe, after having clinched friendship with the Creeks at a great meeting on the Chattahoochee, invaded Florida in early 1740 and seized two forts on the St. Johns River. In the following summer he attacked St. Augustine, but failed to take it. In 1742 the Spaniards with a force of 5000 men sought to end the Georgia colony, but were turned back at the battle of Bloody Marsh, on St. Simon Island. The next year Oglethorpe again invaded Florida without success. Rare. See Sabin 31997 for the Edinburgh printing of 1739. $5500.00.
26. (Western Americana) Linda Di Chamounix. A Grand Opera in Three Acts, Composed by G. Donizetti. Produced under the Direction of Signor E. Bianchi. Musical Director and Conductor. Mr. R. Herold. San Francisco: The Metropolitan Theatre, 1862. 34 pp. Front wrap detached. Includes some great ads for various San Francisco businesses. $90.00.
27. (Western Americana) San Jose Land and Loan Agency. Real Estate for Sale by John Bell, Land, Loan, Insurance and Steamship Agent. Cor. Of Santa Clara and Second Sts., San Jose, Cal. Houses, Stores, Farms. And other Property, for Rent or Lease. [San Jose]: Town Talk Print, [circa 1880’s. 10 pp. Cover foxed and lacking rear wrap. This piece lists various property for sale in San Jose and includes a description of a new development known as The Willows. $375.00.
28. (Western Americana) Dowling, Thomas. Memorial of Thos. H. Dowling, and Accompanying Papers, in Regard to his Claim to the Island of Yerba Buena, in the Harbor of San Francisco, California. [n.p.: 1868]. 14 pp. original printed wrappers, a very good clean copy. This pamphlet reviews the history of the case, and shows that Dowling bought the island in 1849, and spent thousands of dollars to improve the shoreline, but unfortunately he failed to secure a written title at the time of purchase. $275.00.
29. (Women) Susan B. Anthony, Feb. 15th, 1820- Feb. 15th, 1904. Warren, Ohio: N.A.W.S.A., c.1904. 11 pp. A note at the end of text indicates that most of the content was taken from the soon to be published book The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony. $250.00.
30. (Women) Chapman, Mrs. Carrie. President’s Annual Address Delivered by Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, Before the 34th Annual Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the First International Woman Suffrage Conference, Held in Washington, D.C. Feb. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18, 1902. Washington: Hayworth Publishing House, 1902. 12 pp. Very good with a ownership signature on the front cover. $475.00
31. (Women) Kellog, J.H. The Influence of Dress in Producing the Physical Decadence of American Women…. Battle Creek: Modern Medicine Pub. Co., 1891? Good with wraps a bit tattered. An important piece on dress reform and the damage done to women’s bodies by fashion. SOLD!
32. (Women) Letter from Mrs. Clara T. Leonard formerly Member of the State Board of Health, Lunacy, and Charity of Massachusetts, In Opposition to Suffrage. Boston: Massachusetts Man Suffrage Association, c.1884. 4 pp. Good with a two minor tears and a small library number in ink on the upper left corner. Leonard sums up the place of women writing; “Here is the strong-hold of the sex, weakest in body, powerful for good or evil over the stronger one, whom women sway and govern; not by the ballot and by greater numbers, but by those gentle influences designed by the creator to soften and subdue man’s ruder nature.” $175.00.
33. (Women) Woman Suffrage. Hearing Before the Select Committee on Woman Suffrage, United States Senate on the Joint Resolution (E.R. 53) Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Extending the Right of Suffrage to Women. Washington: 1902. 39 pp. Good with some spotting to the first and the last few pages. A good source of statements by various people involved in the fight for women getting the vote. $175.00.