Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Americana; recent acquisitions--antiquarian & ephemeral

The library consistently acquires antiquarian, ephemeral and out of print publications in all areas of U.S. history. The following list is a sampling of recently added titles:

Nevada County, the famous Bartlett pear belt of California. Its horticultural resources, healthfulness of climate, temperature, rainfall, topography, facility for irrigation, large and profitable yield of fruits, and other useful information for home-seekers ... Ed. and comp. by E.M. Preston. Pub. by the Nevada County Land and Improvement Association. Nevada City, Brown & Calkins, Printers, 1886.

Report to the Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Water Works Company, on its sources of supply; proposed line of works; estimated cost and income. By A.W. Von Schmidt ... October 1, 1871. San Francisco, Alta California Printing House, 1871.

Morehouse, Alonzo Church, b. 1820. Autobiography of A.C. Morehouse, an itinerant minister of the New York and New York east conferences of the Methodist Episcopal church. With an introduction by Bishop Newman. New York, Tibbals Book Co., 1895.

New Orleans Railways Company. Tourists' guide to New Orleans : what to see & how to see it / published and distributed gratis by the New Orleans Railways Company. New Orleans: The Company, [1904].

Sorgho sucré, or, Chinese sugar cane : method of cultivation and manufacture, and its value as a forage plant : including practical experiments, both in cultivation and manufacture, made in various parts of the United States / collected and condensed from authentic sources by a Massachusetts farmer. Boston : D.T. Curtis and E.W. Cobb : For sale by A. Williams & Co., 1857.

Stand up for America : the life of George C. Wallace.[Montgomery, Ala.:Wallace Campaign, 1968]

Stories and comments about George C. Wallace, next President of the United States.[Montgomery, Ala. : Wallace Campaign, 1968?]

Official annual, Sacramento District, Ninth Corps Area, Civilian Conservation Corps.Baton Rouge, La. 1938.

Eley, P. H. (Peter Harden), b. 1876. An epoch in history. Roanoke, Va.: Hammond's Print. Works, 1904. [An account of experiences in the Philippines by one of the teachers sent out by the United States government.]

Furnas, Robert W. (Robert Wilkinson), 1824-1905. Forestry on the plains : an address prepared and delivered by Robert W. Furnas, Brownville, Nebraska, at the fourth annual meeting of the Mississippi Valley Horticultural Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 23, 1883. [S.l. : s.n., 1883?]

Kleinholz, George. The battle of Washington, a national disgrace. New York City, The B.E.F. Press, c1932. Note: Includes a history of the "Bonus Expeditionary Force", extracts from the press and a compilation of "facts concerning Mr. Hoover". cf. p. 4-5.

Manker, W. J. The ventilator : the ventilation of the radical House of Representatives, showing the most infamous system of swindling that can be found in this or any other country. Indianapolis : Sentinel Printing and Binding Establishment, 1868.

Official handbook of the Girls' Branch of the Public Schools Athletic League of the City of New York. New York, N.Y. : American Sports Pub. Co., 1913/14.