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PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE ADVERTISING PUBLICIST VIVIEN KELLEMS\' LECTURES ON THE THEATRE.
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PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE ADVERTISING PUBLICIST VIVIEN KELLEMS' LECTURES ON THE THEATRE.

By Kellems, Vivien. (1896-1975). Theatre publicist, lecturer and business woman, well-known for her feuds with the Federal tax authorities.

New York: circa [1923]., [1923].. Very good. - Small quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide], softcover. A sheet of cream-colored paper printed in brown is folded once to form a 4-page brochure. A full-page photographic portrait of Vivien Kellems is followed by 2 pages of text on Kellems and her lectures, with a page of testimonials on the 4th side. There is some very light soiling with a light paperclip mark to the top margin of the 1st page. There is a tiny chip to the bottom of the fold. Very good. The brochure states that Miss Kellems hopes through her lectures to carry the message of a better theatre throughout America. Among the titles are "About the Great Revolution for a Cleaner and More Intelligent Drama and How It Progresses" and "About the Need of Better Audiences and the Way That Need Is Being Met". Laid in are a report on an address by Kellems at a Rotary Club of New York luncheon and a humorous song from the Indianapolis Rotary Club in which the members vow to clean up their theatre-going.Vivien Kellems [1896-1975] earned an M.A. in economics ar the University of Oregon in 1920, but abandoned her Ph.D. studies at Columbia University to become a theatrical publicist. She later went on the lecture circuit, supplementing her fees with bonuses from producers whose plays she mentioned. Her business career, which began in 1928, was built on a cable grip invented by her brother Edgar. By the end of the first year her firm had a gross income of $40,000 and had paid $4,000 in royalties to her brother. Thereafter it was her feud with the tax authorities that brought her nationwide fame. She believed that the Federal tax system discriminated against single people. Kellems also ran for political office unsuccessfully on several occasions.

$35.00

TYPED LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY ALONZO BARTON HEPBURN, COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY FROM 1892 TO 1893.
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TYPED LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY ALONZO BARTON HEPBURN, COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY FROM 1892 TO 1893.

By Hepburn, Alonzo Barton. (1846-1922). New York politician and banker who was Comptroller of the Currency from 1892 to 1893.

New York: December 29th, 1919., 1919.. Fine. - 34 words typed in blue ink on a cream-colored sheet of letterhead folded once to form 4 sides, each approximately 7-1/4 inches high by 6 inches wide, with his address printed at the top. Signed "A Barton Hepburn". Folded once for mailing. Fine. In late December 1919 tour manager James B. Pond of the Pond Lecture Bureau, New York City, invited a number of distinguished citizens to a reception welcoming Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck to the United States and to his first lecture at Carnegie Hall on January 2nd, 1920. Hepburn writes that he will be present "at M. Maeterlinck's opening lecture at Carnegie Hall...and will meet you in the Green Room, as requested."Lawyer and New York State Assemblyman A. Barton Hepburn [1846-1922] was Superintendent of the New York State Banking Department and National Bank Examiner for New York City and Brooklyn before his appointment as Comptroller of the Currency by President Benjamin Harrison. He served in this post from 1892 to 1893, An internationally recognized authority on financial and economic questions, Hepburn returned to banking when President Grover Cleveland took office. He later succeeded Henry W. Cannon as president of the Chase National Bank.

$25.00

TYPED LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY CHARLES H. SABIN, PRESIDENT OF THE GUARANTY TRUST COMPANY.
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TYPED LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY CHARLES H. SABIN, PRESIDENT OF THE GUARANTY TRUST COMPANY.

By Sabin, Charles H. (1868-1933). President of the Guaranty Trust Company, the largest institution of its kind in the country.

New York: December 15, 1919., 1919.. Good. - 47 words typed on a cream-colored 8-1/2 inches square sheet of his personalized letterhead with his name & address printed at the top. Signed "Charles H. Sabin". The top left corner of the letterhead is lightly creased with a hole punched in it & a small piece out. There is some very light foxing to the right edge. Folded 3 times for mailing. Good. Sabin declines Pond's invitation to join an honorary committee to welcome M. Maeterlinck [Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck]: "[I] regret, as it will be impossible for me to attend the lecture or be interested in it, that I cannot serve on the committee."Charles H. Sabin [1868-1933] was the president of the Guaranty Trust Company, the largest institution of its kind in the country. His wife, Pauline Sabin, considered Prohibition hypocritical and formed the Womens Organization for National Prohibition Reform to repeal it.

$20.00

TYPED LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY WEALTHY AMERICAN SPECULATOR IN COPPER MINES AND RAILROADS ARTHUR CURTISS JAMES.
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TYPED LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY WEALTHY AMERICAN SPECULATOR IN COPPER MINES AND RAILROADS ARTHUR CURTISS JAMES.

By James, Arthur Curtiss. (1867-1941). Wealthy American speculator in copper mines and railroads.

New York: December 19th, 1919., 1919.. Very good. - 33 words typed on the first side of a cream-colored sheet of his personalized letterhead with his name & address printed at the top. The sheet has been folded once to form 4 sides, each 6-3/4 inches high by 5-3/8 inches wide. Signed "A C James". There is a small piece out of a top corner of each side. Folded once for mailing. Very good. Curtiss writes to tour manager Pond: "...I regret that I will not be able to receive Monsieur Maeterlinck [Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck], as I do not expect to be in town at the time of his arrival."Arthur Curtiss James [1867-1941] was a wealthy speculator in copper mines and railroads. "An unknown captain of industry", shunning publicity, his greatest interest was in railroads. He became the largest private owner of railroad stock in the United States, gaining control of about one-seventh of the entire American rail network.

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SPEECH OF MR. HUBBARD, OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, ON THE BILL IMPOSING ADDITIONAL DUTIES, AS DEPOSITARIES IN CERTAIN CASES, ON PUBLIC OFFICERS, &C. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, Feb. 7 and 8, 1838.
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SPEECH OF MR. HUBBARD, OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, ON THE BILL IMPOSING ADDITIONAL DUTIES, AS DEPOSITARIES IN CERTAIN CASES, ON PUBLIC OFFICERS, &C. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, Feb. 7 and 8, 1838.

By Hubbard, Henry [1784-1857].

Washington, DC: Printed at the Globe Office, 1838., 1838.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in cream-colored self-wrappers. 23 pages plus rear blank. The title page is partially detached & there is some foxing & darkening to its edges. There are 2 horizontal creases to each page where the pamphlet has been folded. There are 3 pinholes down the inside edge of each page where the cord used in the binding is lacking. One cord still holds the pages together. Good Henry Hubbard [1784-1857] was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1829 to 1835. He was elected to the Senate as a Democrat in March 1835, remaining in office until March 1841. From 1842 to 1844 he served as Governor of New Hampshire.

$25.00

AN IRREDEEMABLE PAPER CURRENCY: Speech of the Hon. James G. Blaine, in the House of Representatives, February 10th, 1876.
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AN IRREDEEMABLE PAPER CURRENCY: Speech of the Hon. James G. Blaine, in the House of Representatives, February 10th, 1876.

By Blaine, James G.

[Washington, DC?]: 1876., 1876.. Fair. - Octavo, unbound, as published. Two sheets of paper are folded once to form 8 pages, including 7 pages of text & a rear blank. The page edges are darkened with the front edges of the last 2 leaves chipped. The corners of the pages are creased & the top edges lightly chipped. The rear blank is soiled. Good. First edition. No place of publication or printer are indicated.James G. Blaine [1830-1893] was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876 and served as Speaker of the House from 1869 to 1875. Blaine led the fight in Congress for a strong dollar. After the issuance of 150 million dollars in greenbacks--currency not backed by gold--the value of the dollar stood at a low ebb. A bipartisan group of inflationists wished to allow the Treasury to continue to issue greenbacks and even to use them to pay the interest due on pre-war bonds. Blaine held that such a move would be a repudiation of the nation's promise to investors which was made when the only currency was gold. He was especially concerned for the laborers and pensioners who would suffer most from inflation. He pointed out that the greenbacks had only been an emergency measure to avoid bankruptcy during the war. Blaine and his hard money allies were sucesssful but the issue remained alive until 1879 when all remaining green backs were made redeemable in gold.

$150.00

SEA FISHERIES AND FISH PORTS IN ANGOLA.
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SEA FISHERIES AND FISH PORTS IN ANGOLA.

By Van Dongen, Irene S.

Lisboa [Portugal]: Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa, 1962., 1962.. Very good. INSCRIBED BY IRENE S. VAN DONGEN TO CARTOGRAPHER VINCENT KOTSCHAR - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The binding is lightly soiled & foxed. 30 pages plus colophon. Black-and-white illustrations including a folding chart & 2 folding maps. Very good. First separate edition. Offprint from the bulletin of the Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa, January-June,1962.Inscribed by the author to cartographer Vincent Kotschar who drew the maps for this pamphlet and who also illustrated Karl Turekian's "Oceans" and Hance's "Source Areas of Export Production in Tropical Africa: "To Vincent, with thankful feelings for his good drawing of the maps. ISVD". There is a faded author's compliments stamp at the top of the front cover.There are a few of Van Dongen's ink corrections in the text, which is in English, with a summary in Portuguese at the rear.Scarce in commerce.

$75.00

THE FIRST ESSAYS AT BANKING AND THE  FIRST PAPER-MONEY IN NEW-ENGLAND. From the Report of the Council of the American Antiquarian Society, Presented at the Annual Meeting Held in Worcester, October 21, 1884.
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THE FIRST ESSAYS AT BANKING AND THE FIRST PAPER-MONEY IN NEW-ENGLAND. From the Report of the Council of the American Antiquarian Society, Presented at the Annual Meeting Held in Worcester, October 21, 1884.

By Trumbull, J. Hammond.

Worceter, MA: printed for private distribution, 1884., 1884.. Good. - Octavo, softcover. The wrappers are lacking. 40 pages, unopened. A few page corners are lightly chipped or creased. The contents are very good. Good.

$25.00

THE FOLKLORE OF CAPITALISM.

By Arnold, Thurman W.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1937., 1937.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed. The spine & extremities are darkened with a stain to the spine and the top edge of the jacket is chipped with small pieces out. vii & 400 pages. There is a small stain to the bottom edge. Very good in a good dust jacket. <p>First edition.<p>Arnold analyzes how American dogmas, particularly those of its learned men, resemble the views of the University of Paris in the Middle Ages, who held, for example, that quinine could not cure fever, since this contradicted the principles of men of decency and erudition who all knew that fever was caused by humors in the blood. One chapter is titled "The Personification of the Corporation" and examines the idea that great organizations can be treated as inidividuals--a fine example of folklore adopted by some of our contemporary learned men.

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DER HOMO OECONOMICUS IN DER KLASSISCHEN NATIONALOEKONOMIE UND SEINE KRITIK DURCH DEN HISTORISMUS.
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DER HOMO OECONOMICUS IN DER KLASSISCHEN NATIONALOEKONOMIE UND SEINE KRITIK DURCH DEN HISTORISMUS.

By Fey, Alfred.

Limburg an der Lahn: Limburger Vereinsdruckerei, 1936., 1936.. Good. - Octavo, cream boards backed with black cloth. The binding is soiled & there is a tiny 1938 label on the front cover & some staining to the bottom edge of the rear cover. 141 pages. There is a small stain to the fore-edge with some tiny marks to the top edge. There is a bookseller's stamp on the title page. The rear endpaper is lightly stained & rippled. Good. <p>First published edition of a 1933 University of Frankfurt am Main dissertation.<p>The text is in German.

$75.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH POLITICAL ECONOMIST LEONE LEVI.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH POLITICAL ECONOMIST LEONE LEVI.

By Levi, Leone. (1821-1888). British political economist

[London]: 26 October 1870., 1870.. Very good. - 55 words penned in black ink on a 6-3/4 inch high by 4-3/8 inch wide sheet of light gray paper with the papermaker's device embossed in blind at top left. Signed "Leone Levi". There is offsetting to the bottom edge caused by a glue stain & paper remnant on the verso where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Levi writes to a James Robinson that he is willing to have his name added to a committee as long as he does not have to be responsible for any expenses or attend any meetings. Leone Levi [1821-1888] was a British political economist born to a Jewish family in Italy. He moved to England at a young age, was converted to Christianity and became a member of the English bar in 1859. Much of his time and energy was spent on organizing chambers of commerce and in 1850 he published "Commercial Law of the World". He urged the benefits that would result from an international commercial code and his suggestions led to the passage of acts in 1858 which made the mercantile laws of Britain uniform in many respects. Among his other publications was "History of British Commerce and of the Economic Progress of the British Nation from 1863 to 1870".

$75.00

OKONOMI OG POLITISK SUVERENITET: Interessespillet om Svalbards politiske status.
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OKONOMI OG POLITISK SUVERENITET: Interessespillet om Svalbards politiske status.

By Ostreng, Willy.

Oslo [Norway]: Universitetsforlaget, (1974)., (1974).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The spine & extremities are slightly darkened and there is foxing to the spine & the adjacent edge of the front cover. 142 pages. The contents are very good. Good. <p>First edition.<p>A study of the economic and political sovereignty of Svalbard and the various interests affecting its political status. Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. It is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas.<p>The text is in Norwegian.

$15.00

ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, / At Their Fourth Annual Fair, October 14, 1831.

By Everett, Edward.

New York: Van Norden and Mason, 1931., 1931.. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light brown wraps sewn with cream cord. The wraps are lightly soiled & the front wrap is lightly chipped with a piece out of its bottom inner corner. The head & tail of the spine are torn & the upper & lower sections of the wraps are detached. 50 pages. Illustrated with a chart [census for 10-year periods 1790-1830]. The contents are very good. Fair. <p>First edition.<p>The American Institute was an association of inventors. It organized exhibitions, lecture series and radio broadcasts to inform the public about new technologies, and served as a center for inventors' professional activities. The American Institute of The City of New York was chartered in May 1829. In the 1980s, it was merged with the New York Academy of Sciences.

$10.00

TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN BANKER MARY ROEBLING, FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF A U.S. BANK.
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN BANKER MARY ROEBLING, FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF A U.S. BANK.

By Roebling, Mary. (1905-1994). American banker. First woman to serve as president of a major U.S. bank and first woman governor of the American Stock Exchange.

Trenton, NJ: September 9, 1976.. 1976.. Fine. - 84 words typed on a sheet of cream-colored 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide National State Bank letterhead with 'Mary G. Roebling / Chairman of the Board" printed at the top below a vignette of a sailing ship. Signed "Mary Roebling". There is a small pencil notation at top right. Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. <p>Roebling writes to Congressman Seymour Halpern, regretting that she cannot attend the signing of the new Declaration of Independence for children. "I am sure the affair will be most successful. Certainly it is in behalf of a most worthwhile effort. Child abuse and child neglect is appalling and daily the newspapers tell of more and more cases."<p>Mary Roebling [1905-1994] was an American banker. After the death of her second husband Siegfried Roebling in 1936, she took his seat on the Trenton Trust Company board. She was elected president of the board in January 1937, the first woman to serve as president of a major U.S. bank. When the bank merged with National State Bank in 1972, she chaired the combined banks until 1984. From 1958 to 1962 she was governor of the American Stock Exchange, their first woman governor.<p>The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.

$125.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY RADICAL ECONOMIST SCOTT NEARING INVITING HIS CORRESPONDENT TO VISIT.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY RADICAL ECONOMIST SCOTT NEARING INVITING HIS CORRESPONDENT TO VISIT.

By Nearing, Scott. (1883-1983). American radical economist, political activist and an advocate of simple living.

Harborside, ME: August 4th, 1972.. 1972.. Very good. - Letter penned in blue ink and filling most of one side of a sheet of Social Science Institute letterhead, 8-1/2 inches high by 5-3/8 inches wide. Signed "Scott Nearing". There is some light creasing to the paper. Folded twice for mailing. Together with the mailing envelope addressed in an unknown hand. Very good. <p>Nearing is replying to an Arthur W. Manchester in Boston, inviting him to visit the Institute. "Some of us here are working on idological & agricutural problems. If you are up this way, why not look in on us and share a meal & some ideas - ".<p>Scott Nearing [1883-1983] was a radical economist, educator, writer, political activist and an advocate of simple living.

$125.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH ECONOMIST  SAMUEL LOYD JONES, LORD OVERSTONE.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH ECONOMIST SAMUEL LOYD JONES, LORD OVERSTONE.

By Lord Overstone. Jones, Samuel Loyd.

OveRstone Park, Northampton, U.K.: 8th September, 1857.. 1857.. Very good. - Letter penned in black ink and filling 2 sides of a sheet of cream notepaper folded to form 4 sides approximately 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Signed "Overstone". There is a small hole in the top inner corner of each side, slightly affecting 1 letter of the text on the 2nd side. There is an ink notation by a collector on the 4th side. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. <p>Samuel Loyd Jones [known as Lord Overstone after 1850] writes to the Lord Mayor of London, politely declining to join a committee unless the mere listing of his name would be helpful by signifying his approval of the project. "As an old man of business I am averse to undertake any office, especially one connected with the collection and administration of pecuniary funds, when I cannot give personal attention to the duties of it...."<p>Samuel Loyd Jones, Lord Overstone [1796-1883] was a British banker and economist, leader of the Currency School and the main architect of Peel's Banking Act of 1844.

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Z NEDOSTATKU PENEZ ORBA, OBCHOD, PRUMYSI, REMESLA V NYNEJSI DOBE KLESAJI! Jak si teda k penezum pomuzeme, aby obzivy a blahobytu pribylo?

By Kampelik, Frantisek Cyril.

Hradec Kralove: Nakladem vlastnim, 1866.. 1866.. Very good. - Octavo, three quarters teal cloth & marbled teal boards with the original green wrappers bound in. There is some light staining to the inner edges of the boards along the spine and the spine is faded. 64 pages. There is scattered foxing. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>Frantisek Cyril Kampelik [1805-1872] was a Czech doctor and author. He participated actively in the revolution of 1848. After the uprising was defeated, a warrant was issued for his arrest and he went into exile for several months. After an unsuccessful run for the state parliament in 1861, he left politics and worked as a doctor for the rest of his life. As a writer, he devoted himself to politics and economics. In this work, he explores how to rescue a failing economy.<p>Rare.

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NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT INSCRIBED TO FUTURE NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN ON THE VERSO AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM HOPE "COIN" HARVEY, A LEADING ADVOCATE OF COINAGE OF SILVER INTO MONEY.
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NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT INSCRIBED TO FUTURE NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN ON THE VERSO AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM HOPE "COIN" HARVEY, A LEADING ADVOCATE OF COINAGE OF SILVER INTO MONEY.

By Harvey, William Hope. (1851-1936). Known as "Coin" Harvey, he was a leading advocate of the use of silver as legal tender.

Circa [1930].. [1930].. Very good. - Portrait, approximately 5 inches high by 3-3/8 inches wide, clipped from a newspaper and mounted on a piece of card 6-5/8 inches high by 5 inches wide. Inscribed & signed on the verso in black ink: "To / Seymour Halpern / with my best wishes / W H Harvey". There is some minor soiling to the mount & a small area of the surface of its bottom edge is rubbed away. Very good. <p>William Hope Harvey [1851-1936] was an American lawyer, author, politician and health resort owner. Known as "Coin" Harvey, he is best remembered as a leading promoter of the use of silver as legal tender. He adopted the view that the demonetization of silver through the Coinage Act of 1873 was extremely harmful to the economy, which went through a series of depressions and recessions in the last quarter of the 19th century. He advocated a return to the unlimited coinage of silver into money and authored his popular 1894 pamphlet "Coin's Financial School" to advance this policy.<p>The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.

$150.00

LEGAL TENDERS. THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE MONEY. Opinion of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire on the Constitutionality of the Legal Tender Act. The Right of Congress to Issue Paper Money a Constitutional One, and Not Dependent on the Necessities of War.
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LEGAL TENDERS. THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE MONEY. Opinion of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire on the Constitutionality of the Legal Tender Act. The Right of Congress to Issue Paper Money a Constitutional One, and Not Dependent on the Necessities of War.

By (Sargent, Jonathan Everett).

[New Hampshire], circa [1865]., [1865].. Fair. - Octavo, 9-3/8 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, printed self-wraps. 16 pages, un-cropped and unopened. The pages are toned and darkened with the first and last pages soiled. The first signature (consisting of 8 pages) is splitting along the spine. The front edges of the pages are slightly chipped. A rare separate publication of this case.The City of Concord issued a promissory note for $2,000 to the plaintiff Mr. George. When George sought to redeem the note, he was paid in paper currency, which he refused on the grounds that the currency was not legal tender. Seeking payment in silver and gold, George took the case to court which initially ruled in his favor. The City of Concord appealed the decision of the lower court to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire which sided with the City and ruled that paper currency was Constitutional.The opinion of Jonathan Everett Sargent in the case of George vs. Concord.The American lawyer and politician Jonathan Everett Sargent (1816-1890) served as the Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, as President of the New Hampshire Senate and later as the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature.

$45.00

SHORT ROAD TO SPECIE-CURRENCY.

By Williams, John E. (1804-1877).

(New York}: (1874).. (1874).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The binding is darkened and lightly soiled & bumped with stains to the front wrap. Title, 8 pages & [1] blank leaf. The page corners are bumped. There are light vertical creases where the pamphlet has been folded. Good. <p>This pamphlet prints a letter dated May 11th, 1874 from John E. Williams of the Metropolitan National Bank to the Hon. John Sherman, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Williams was a passionate advocate of specie currency or national legal tender notes. Arguing that the Congress and the public have been prone to cling to outdated methods, he writes: "Among such useless antiquities, may be classed, 'the Suffolk Bank System,' so called, which was the most unmitigated paper-scheme ever devised; under it, millions of bank bills were redeemed without using a dollar of specie!" He proposes that "Congress assume, at once, the inherent, sovereign prerogative of a Government 'of the people, by the people, and for the people,' and exercise it by furnishing all the inhabitants of the United States with a uniform National currency!..."<p>Scarce.

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