Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1900. First Edition. Quarto; 263pp; x; bound in 3/4 GPO crimson morocco; marbled paper boards, edges and endpapers; binding moderately rubbed and worn; owner bookplate; text block solid; contents very good throughout; 24 black and white plates [some with multiple images]. USGS Monographs Volume XXXIX. [NOTE: CON - I.M.] Shelved in Case # 1; IM consignment.
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One ALS on White House stationary, dated 18 July, 1918, addressed to A. S. Burleson from President Woodrow Wilson, with his signature. The letter regards two enclosed letters that "are important about the telegraph and telephone matters." This letter is attached via two rusty staples to the two referred letters, plus the envelope for the letter. One is a 3 page TLS from Clarence Mackay, President of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company, to Wilson. The other is a carbon copy of the response Wilson sent Mackay. Also included is a seemingly unrelated 4 page ALS addressed to Burleson regarding the telegraph, dated July 13 / 18. This letter is attached via three rusty staples to a piece of white paper; TW consignment; shelved case 0.
1732. Lemery," "Boulduc," "Geoffroy." One page, with cross outs and words added, in French, 7.5" x 8.5", [Paris?]; February 27, 1732. In this report, possibly in Lemery's hand and presumably prepared for the French Academy of Science, Lémery, Boulduc, and Geoffroy write the following concerning the trade of rhubarb We have examined by order of the Academy a dissertation submitted the Controller General concerning the trade of rhubarb and false rhubarb which was substituted for the [latter or former?] because it is rare in France; we opine that in order to [illegible] the trade of rhubarb which is as delicious from Archangel to the Echelles du Levant [ports in the Near East and North Africa], it would be in the interest of the king and the public good that the [illegible] forbid the entry of false rhubarb from foreign lands. If false rhubarb is useful in certain cases, enough of it grows in the kingdom to satisfy that need." Condition: Manuscript has creases along edges, small section of paper loss under Lemery's signature; otherwise good.; Consignment; shelved case 0.