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Charles Foster Kent. The Historical Bible: The Heroes and Crises of Early Hebrew History from the Creation to the Death of Moses. Charles Scribner's Sons.New York.1912
251 pp. Cloth cover, fold out map on reverse of title page, 2 additional maps. Contents: The Old Testament world -- The Babylonian background of early Hebrew history -- The Egyptian background -- The early Palestinian background -- Israel's religious heritage -- The oldest history of Israel -- The later parallel histories -- The story of man's creation -- Man's sin and its consequences -- The story of Cain and Abel -- The traditional origin of early Semitic institutions -- The story of the great flood -- The traditional origin of the nations -- Abraham's call and settlement in Canaan -- The promise of a son to Sarah -- The destruction of Sodom -- Birth and sacrifice of Isaac -- Securing a wife for Isaac -- Jacob and his brother Esau -- Jacob's experiences as a fugitive -- Jacob's return to Canaan -- Joseph sold by his brothers into Egypt -- Joseph made governor of Egypt -- Joseph and his brothers -- Joseph's loyalty to his kinsman -- The oppression of the Hebrews in Egypt -- Moses's childhood and training -- Moses's call to deliver the Hebrews -- The Egyptian plagues -- The exodus -- The revelation and covenant at Sinai -- Man's individual duties to God and man -- Moses's work as judge and prophet -- The life of the Hebrews in the wilderness -- The attempt to enter Canaan from the south -- The journey from the wilderness and Balaam's prophecy -- East-Jordan conquests and Moses's farewell. 7 1/2" x 5". rubbing on cover, some water staining, foxing, inscribed
New York State Canal System; The Modern Inland Water Route Affording Economical Transportation Between the Great Lakes And the Atlantic Seaboard. January 1931.  .
32 pp. brochure providing a comprehensive overview of the New York state canal system with images from photographs of the construction and operation of the canals.  Also includes a map of the Barge Canal System. .  Measures 9" x 6". Light discoloration; cover only.
 Pocket Map of New York City, Compliments of Broadway Central Hotel. 1890s. ..
A three fold brochure that promotes the New York City on one side featuring views of the Battery, the New Washington Arch, a view of Broadway and of course the exterior of the hotel including information on the hotels location.  The reverse is a New Map of New York City showing all ferries and steamboat docks, elevated, cable and cross town car lines.  Measures 16 3/4" x 7 1/2" when open flat.. Tilly Haynes acquired the hotel in 1892 and changed the name to Broadway Central from the Broadway Grand Hotel.
South Dakota The Land of Sunshine, Fertile Fields, Mountains of Gold, Silver and Precious Metals and Happy People People : Offers You a Place
A fold out brochure advertising land development and immigration to South Dakota. The full title of this pamphlet is: "South Dakota The Land of Sunshine, Fertile Fields, Mountains of Gold, Silver and Precious Metals and Happy People People : Offers You a Place : This Folder is Like an Egg --- Its Full of Meat".  The brochure folds out to 21 1/2" x 17" with one side depicting a large map of South Dakota, and the other providing information on the state. The map featured shows the state sections by counties and Reservations. Above the map there are two charts, the first of which depicts the bushel yields per acre of states, of which South Dakota is sixth. The second chart states that South Dakota leads all other states in the "per capita production of new wealth". The chart itself lists the amount of items like wheat, corn, oats, dairy products, honey, and life stock, and the amount sold by South Dakota residents in 1910. The back of the pamphlet has a wide variety of information on the state itself. Such as it being the only state east of the Rockies which has the raw materials to make "Portland Cement", its abundance of coal and natural gas, corn statistics for 1910, the educational advantages of the state including its colleges and common schools, past weather, both existing and presently being built railroads, banking system, taxes, population, and the state's communications methods such as telephone lines and rural mail routes. When the pamphlet is folded back up, the back side makes it clear that it was designed to be mailed to interested parties, as there are lines for an address, and a box outline for where to place a stamp. The brochure itself is printed in black ink with red accents. Measures 8 1/2" x 3 3/4" (folded).
Large Format Historical Map and Tableau - Containing and showing facts and events of great importance from 1838 to 1903. .St. Paul Minnesota.1903
A 21 3/4" x 33" illustrated historical map and tableau.  It includes a street map of Water Street through fourth St. and Wabasha through Robert St. Information on the First Chapel 1841, the Cathedral, St. Peter's Church at Mendota, Mgr. A. Ravouz, Our Benefactors and much more.  Includes both illustrations and images from photogrpahs of relevant loactions and sites.  Revers is blank.
Burleigh The Old Colony Railroad: Its Connections, Popular Resorts, and Fashionable Watering-Places. Rand, Avery, & Co..Boston.1874
24pp. Wrappers. Tipped in 9" x 8 1/2"  fold-out map of Old Colony Railroad and Connections, E. N. Winslow del. (Bufford publisher).   Full page and in-text illustrations throughout including places of interest and railway maps. Interesting narrative re people, destinations, the railway and geography.  Back cover promotes Fall River Line.  Measures 7 3/4" x 4 3/4". .
Rev. Frederic Denison, A.M. Picturesque Narragansett: Sea and Shore with Illustrated Providence and Newport . J.A. & R.A. Reid, Printers, Publishers and Engravings.Providence .1880
This book has everything that is needed as an introduction to the shore area of Rhode Island. There are advertisement for various businesses that are located in the relevant area. Two fold-out maps are also included in the book, for ease of navigating when visiting. The majority is dedicated to giving brief descriptions of a variety of places to visit and sight see. Broken up into three sections, Providence, Bay and Shores, and Newport, each has locations recommended. For example, Dexter Asylum, Fort Dumplings, and Redwood Library, to  name very few. There are also illustrations of some locations mentioned throughout. 9 3/4" x 6 3/4". First map measures 27" x 24" and second map measure 18" x 22".
Richard M. Sayers The Temple of Childhood, Information Packet sent to a Chosen Child Representative. Temple of Childhood.San Francisco.1914
A 'representation' letter from the Temple of Childhood, a concession at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco that took place in 1915. The letter itself dates from April 1914, and it informs Mrs. H. J. Neilson that her son, Harry S. Neilson, has been selected to represent Maine in the exposition. Several children from each state and select foreign countries had been chosen from nominations made by US Senators, Governors,and Congressmen. The goal of the Temple of Childhood was to "for the first time in history, will be gathered together the most beautiful children of the world, and such gathering will unquestionably constitute the greatest commemorative feature of the Exposition." In addition to the letter,  there is a pamphlet containing information about Panama Pacific International Exposition and the Temple of Children, a map of the fair detailing where the temple would be located, an order note for a local Portland photograph, F. F. Adams, instructing him to take a portrait of Harry, and a blank form for information about the child. Measures 16" x 7 1/4" (largest), 5 x 3" (smallest).
 Halenza's Rhein = Panorama von Mainzbis Coln : New Panorama of the Rhine from Mayence  to Cologne . Joseph Halenza.Mayence, Germany.1867
16 fold steel engraving by Friedrich Hirchenhein.  Concertina panorama. Black stamped board. Date inferred by inscription.  A wonderful panorama tourist map that depicts the Rhine River in Germany from the town of Mayence, otherwise known as Mainz, to Cologne. In the center of the map, running the entire length is an engraving of an ariel view of the Rhine and the surrounding towns. There are 52 smaller engravings, illustrating numerous monuments, statues, castles, churches and bridges, featured along side the birds-eye-view of the Rhine. In addition to the map is 16 page descriptive text, in English.  Total length of panorama is approximately 70" x 9 1/2"..
Travel Log & Photo Albums Dedicated to Josh by Y Bennett and Sneed with 3 Journeys in 3 Years. 1935-1937
The 12” x 9” spiral bound album begins with a dedication page followed by three maps, each with a route outlined in red ink. The first trip was from June 15 to 23 (1935) consisting of 1981 miles driven at an average cost per person of $25.00. This is followed by a daily log indicating where they ate and slept each day and the miles driven. This is followed by where they played tennis and gold, the mountain peaks they visited with elevation. Noted highlight – One flat (tire). The subsequent pages are structured with the location visited, followed by numbered captions that correspond to the mounted and numbered snapshots. Most locations have two (2) to four (4) pages of snapshots. Locations include Gettysburg, PA, Blowing Rock, NC, Natural Bridges VA, Endless Caverns – New Market, VA, Provincetown, and Cape Cod, MA. a. The next trip June 12 – 28, 1936 was 1,700 with gas and oil costing 23.61 at 16 miles per gallon in the Ford V8 named “Henry”. The next page is photos of Henry. Followed by various lakes in Maine including Moosehead and Wesserunsett, Indian Hill, Skowhegan, Downey Bros. Circus at Waterville, nature scenes from Cape Cod. b. As is known to happen by the third year, 1938 some of the enthusiasm had waned. The snapshots were mounted neatly, but no captions or trip information. This trip was most likely across northern Vermont and New York State. The page prior to the 1938 trip has photo hinges affixed, but there is no evident that photos were ever mounted on that page. Front cover detached but present. .
 World War II Allied Target Map of Qingdao (Tsingtao), China. .Qingdao (Tsingtao), China.[1944]
A World War II allied map depicting strike targets in the Chinese city of Qingdao, located in the Shantung Providence, also called either Tsingtao or Ch'ing-Tao. The city was occupied by the Japanese from 1938-1945, and during which it became a large urban center. While the map does identify potential bombing targets, Qingdao itself was never  really prioritized for heavy bombing during the war. The map depicts the city Qingdao along with its harbors: Taiping Wan (Iltis Bay), Iltis Bay and from the Tai Kiang (Great Harbor), Tsingtao Wan (Ch'ing-Tao Kou), Sia Kiang (Little Harbor). Ninety-four different locations, or strike targets, throughout Qingdao have been numerically identified which corresponds to a numerical index located along both the left and right sides of the map. It does not appear as though a priority  to the targets have been given on this map, however most of the targets identified are Japanese military installations, including several different Japanese military barracks, the Japanese Army Intelligence Headquarters, Japanese Navy seaplane hangars and ramps, and the Japanese Army motor pool, along with Japanese schools, businesses, and transportation facilities are also singled out.  There are several handwritten notes on the map, such a s a notation on the bottom right with states "to American Settlement & Beach (Japs Between)" along with an arrow pointing off the map. Wharf No. 1 in the Tai Kiang (Great Harbor) has been colored in with a red pencil. It is unclear why this was done. Few comparable examples for this map have been located, which suggest that most did not survive the war. It is to be noted that this item has been trimmed slightly which removed a white border and the word "confidential" located on the top left of the other copies of the map found. Additionally, while the map is undated, and the specific Allied country and military branch responsible for its creation are not named, at the base of the map it does say "Taken From H.O. Chart No. 5489", which was a map of Tsingtao Bay published in July 1944 by the Hydrographic Office of the US Navy Department. Single sided. Measures 20 3/4" x 18 3/4". .
J. T. Melchior A Comprehensive Manuscript Three Volume Language Series Set of Saxona, the Teutonic Element in the English Language, or A Primer of Anglo Saxon Words . .Jasper, IN.1915-1920
A three volume set that explores in depth the etymology of the English Language, in particular the Teutonic (Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family, of which Anglo Saxons spoke) element found within the language. These three volumes were hand crafted by J. T. Melchior, and include the history of the Germanic Tribes invasion of what is now the United Kingdom, language charts, vocabulary lists, and mathematical analyses of English writing samples (mostly derived from newspaper clippings) to exemplify how many English words origins are Teotonic. The author's passion for this subject comes through from the very first page, the forward, where he states: "The bold Anglo-Saxon folk who settled in the merry England at a time now long agone [sic]; and their hearty speech - OUR MOTHER TONGUE - as it was in ye olden time and as it is spoken now, herein are told about in homely self-written words. JTM (all Saxon words)". The titles of the three volumes are as follows: Language Series Volume 1 "Saxona": The Teutonic Element in the English Language, A Primer of Anglo Sazon Words (1915, 120 pages), Language Series Volume 2, "Teutona", Anglo-Teutona, The Teutonic Element in the English Language (1920, 89 pages), and Language Series Volume 3, Indo-European Words, Language Charts (no date, 30 pages). The books also come with three printed maps, one hand drawn map, and five hand drawn language diagrams. J. T. Melchior is most likely John T. Melchior from Jasper, IN, who was a teacher for eight years before taking over his father's general store. Upon his retirement from his business, he dedicated his time to studying history and literature. Volume One has green marble covers with red accents while volumes two and  three have green covers with black accents, with a brad binding. The back cover of volume two has an embossed decorative design. Measures 9" x 8".. John T. Melchior was born on March 25, 1858 to John Baptiste Melchior (1823-1883) and Anna Schuler (1829-1906) in Jasper, IN. John was a sickly child, who due to a chronic affliction, was invalid from the age of seven to eighteen. He became a teacher and taught in the Ackerman adn Buechler (Indiana) township schools for eight years, before having to leave the profession due to a serious throat infection. He then worked at his father's general store, before taking over the business in 1907 upon his father's retirement. He married Mary Catherine Jochim (1862-1957) on November 22, 1881 and had four children: Nicholas Robert Melchior (1882-1912), Edward D. Melchior (1887-1916), Hugo Melchior (1890-1983), and Marcella C. Melchior (1899-1930). John retired from the general store (which was then taken over by his sons) in 1913, at which time he focused on his life long passion of history and language. He died on May 21, 1939 have a long illness, and is buried in Jasper, IN.