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A SKETCH OF THE SERVICES OF THE LATE W.W.SEATON IN CONNECTION WITH THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, AND SOME NOTICES OF HIS LIFE AND PERSONAL CHARACTER.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1867

Seller ID: 003733


" In 1846 Mr. Seaton, being then mayor of Washington, and surpassed by on one in zeal for the public good and in the influence due to his rare social qualities, his known integrity, and peculiarly winning and unaffected eloquence, united with other gentlemen of like feelings in quring upon Congress the organization of an establishment which should at length do justice to the benevolent and far-sighted views which had dictated the bequest." pp.80-87. mildly soiled... View more info

Pennsylvania Avenue, Report of the President's Council on Pennsylvania Avenue

By: N/A

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Washington, 1964

Seller ID: 004715


The Council's assignment had its origin in the Inaugural Parade on January 20, 1961, when President Kennedy noticed the drab appearance of Pennsylvania Avenue and decided to do something about it. A Council was produced which submitted this Report. 56 pp. 54 illustrations with photographs, sketchs of the Avenue's history, facsimiles, large illustrated foldout showing the whole Avenue, and sketches of the plan showing specific areas of the Avenue. Green "linen-like&... View more info

JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL EDITION: OFFICIAL INAUGURAL PROGRAM, JANUARY 20, 1961

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Kennedy-Johnson Inaugural Committee:

Edition: Memorial Edition

Seller ID: 005540


"When John F. Kennedy was inaugurated on January 20, 1961, a heavy snow blanketed Washington, D. C. As a result, a number of copies of the Official Inauguration Book were left unsold. These books have been augmented by three special pictorial sections -- one on the inaugural ceremonies (including the memorable inaugural address); another on the death and state funeral of President Kennedy; and a third on the first 30 days in office of President Lyndon B. Johnson.&#... View more info

LETTER FROM THE ACTING SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING, IN RESPONSE TO SENATE RESOLUTION OF FEBRUARY 8, 1886, REPORTS RELATIVE TO FILTERS FOR THE WATER SUPPLY FOR THE CAPITAL

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1886

Seller ID: 007011


49th Congress, 1st Session, Senate, Ex. Doc. No. 154. May 26, 1886.--Referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia and ordered to be printed. Question of printing maps and reports to the Committee on Printing. June 18, 1886.--Accompanying papers ordered to be printed. "Resolved, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, requested to ascertain the advisability and practicability of providing the water supply of the capital with filters and other applianc... View more info

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTORS OF THE WASHINGTON CANAL COMPANY

By: Congress

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, Gales & Seaton: 1825

Seller ID: 006395


18th Congress, 2d Session, Document No. 102. February 24, 1825. Read: Ordered that is be laid upon the table. 4 pp. Disbound government document. Chipping along spine edge. Corner creased. Paper is lightly browning/foxing. Document in VG condition. View more info

BRIDGE ACROSS THE POTOMAC 1836

By: House of Representatives

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Blair & Rives, Printers: 1836

Seller ID: 004841


Letter from The Secretary of the Treasury, Transmitting A Report on the progress of the work on the Bridge across the River Potomac. 24th Congress, 1st Session. Doc. No. 53. House of Representatives. Treas.Dept. January 12, 1836. "It gives me great satisfaction to state,...a substantial and commodious bridge has been built... For a particular detail of the dimensions of the bridge; the several changes in the original plan, with the additions..the cost of the differen... View more info

LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING PAPERS CONTAINING INFORMATION RESPECTING THE WASHINGTON AQUEDUCT

By: House of Representatives

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1856

Seller ID: 006122


Washington Aqueduct. 34th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 82. April 11--Ordered to be printed. Details of the plan, management and cost of the Washington aqueduct as required by a resolution by the House of Resentatives of the 7th instant. 101 pp. Disbound government document. Residue and string-tie from book remain on spine edge. Corners are rubbed and minor creasing along spine. Front page is very brown from age, and there is light... View more info

CORPORATIONS -- WASHINGTON, GEORGETOWN, AND ALEXANDRIA -- JANUARY 30, 1828

By: House of Representatives

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1828

Seller ID: 007008


"Mr. Mercer, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to which was referred a memorial of the Corporations of Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, made the following Report: The Committee on Roads and Canals, to which was referred the memorial of the Corporations of Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, praying an enlargement of their powers, and certain facilities to enable them to provide more effectually for the payment of their re... View more info

REPORT OF THE JOINT COMMISSION CREATED TO DIRECT AND SUPERVISE THE COMPLETION OF THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT. TRANSMITTED TO CONGRESS WITH THE ANNUAL MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT, DECEMBER 3, 1877.

By: House of Representatives

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1877

Seller ID: 007010


Report to Congress explaining the completion of the Washington Monument and plans to strengthen and reinforce the foundation in order to guarantee the completed structure would be stable. 83 pp. Four fold-out drawings and numerous drawings detailing the struction and planned reinforcement. Disbound government document. Spine edge is creased with some small chips, residue from book binding remains. Document page edges are chipped and some pages have small tears, document ... View more info

LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING WITH A LETTER OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, REPORT OF THE ENGINEER OFFICER FORMERLY IN CHARGE OF THE WASHINGTON AQUEDUCT, INVITING ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT CERTAIN BUILDINGS ENCROACH UPON THE GOVERNMENT LAND..

By: House of Representatives

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1896

Seller ID: 007078


..and Inclosing Certain Plans, Correspondence, and Recommendations. Washington Aqueduct. 54th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Document No. 135. January 13, 1896.--Referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia and ordered to be printed. 8 pp. Fold-out map and two plates demonstrating the encroachment of various properties to the aqueduct and planned Dalecarlia reservoir. Disbound government document. Residue from book binding, creasing and chippin... View more info

LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, TRANSMITTING AN ESTIMATE FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR OF APPROPRIATION FOR A SURVEY OF ANACOSTIA RIVER, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

By: House of Representatives

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1888

Seller ID: 007082


Survey of the Anacostia River. 50th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 97. January 19, 1888.--Referred to the Committee on Rivers and Harbors and ordered to be printed. 7 pp. Large fold-out map (30" x 20") showing Washington and Georgetown Harbors, and Proposed Improvement of James Creek Canal, and smaller fold-out drawings (20" x 13 1/2") showing James Creek Canal Cross Sections. Disbound government document. Creasing and chipp... View more info

ROAD--WASHINGTON TO NORTHWESTERN PARTS OF NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA

By: House of Representatives

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1828

Seller ID: 007274


20th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Rep. No. 91. January 21, 1828. "The Committee on Roads and Canals, to which were referred a memorial from the Milesburg and Smithport Turnpike Company, and sundry resolutions instituting inquiries into the expediency of constructing a National Road from the City of Washington, by various routes, towards the Northwestern frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, report:..." 43 pp. Four fold out charts/tables. Dis... View more info

BEHIND THE SCENES IN WASHINGTON

By: Martin, Edward Winslow

Price: $27.50

Publisher: The Continental Publishing Company and National Publishing Co.: 1873

Seller ID: 006008


Being a Complete and Graphic Account of the Credit Mobiler Investigation, the Congressional Rings, Political Intrigues, Workings of the Lobbies, Etc. Giving the Secret History of our National Government, in all its Various Branches, and Showing How the Public Money is Squandered, How Votes are Obtained, Etc., With Sketches of the Leading Senators, Congressmen, Government Officials, Etc., and an Accurate Description of the Splendid Public Buildings of the Federal Capital... View more info

GRAVITY RESEARCH: DETERMINATIONS OF GRAVITY WITH HALF-SECOND PENDULUMS ON THE PACIFIC COAST, IN ALASKA AND AT WASHINGTON, D.C., AND HOBOKEN, N.J.

By: Mendenhall, T. C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1892

Seller ID: 006619


Appendix No. 15 -- Report for 1891. Pages 503-564. B/W plates with one fold-out. Brown paper wraps. Covers darkened along edges, small tear to bottom spine edge, large chip and missing section from back cover and last page of documentInk writing on top of front cover "Sent at request of G. R. P." Interior pages are lightly browning, otherwise clean. Document in VG- condition. View more info

WASHINGTON MONUMENT

By: National Park Service

Price: $10.00

Publisher: United States Department of Interior: 1957

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004842


Reprint. National Park Service. Tells the history of the Washington Monument. Opens up to 18" across. With photographs of the Robert Mills original design; the Momument in 1879; Night View of Monument; and The Monument from the Lincoln Memorial. Includes Statistics. Back page mildly soiled, otherwise Very Good. View more info

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, COMMUNICATING CORRESPONDENCE RELATIVE TO WORKS OF ART FOR THE NEW CAPITOL

By: Pierce, Franklin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1856

Seller ID: 005254


Works of Art for the New Capitol. 34th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 117. Letters of correspondence between President Pierce, sculptor Hiram Powers, and Hon. Edward Everett. 3 pp. Disbound government document. Foxing on all pages, but does not interfere with text. Overall document in VG condition. View more info

Washington the Nation's Capital

By: Reynolds, Charles B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Foster & Reynolds: 1906

Seller ID: 004837


"A complete and practical Handbook of Washington. Time table giving hours to visit the public buildings. A Ready Reference Map-double spread. 200 illustrations. 166 pp. Blue cloth with gilt design of the Capitol's dome on front cover. Two smudge/rubbed areas on front cover. Edges rubbed at corners, spine ends and borders. Covers are Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG. View more info

VISITOR'S GUIDE TO THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION AND NATIONAL MUSEUM, WASHINGTON D.C.

By: Rhees, William J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, Judd & Detweiler: 1885

Seller ID: 005486


"The object of this work is to give a brief and popular account of the Smithsonian Institution, its founder, its Secretaries, Professors Henry and Baird, and of the National Museum in its charge." 78 pp. Original paper wraps are very well worn and aged. Covers are dirt-smudged, edges are chipped, spine is torn and partially exposed, front lower corner is missing, back top corner is folded and creased. Interior pages have dirt-smudges, some are foxed, some pag... View more info

PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Reports Relative to Their Sanitary Condition

By: Senate

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1899

Seller ID: 003488


Senate. 55th Congress, 3d Session. Document No. 65. Disbound but intact. Exterior is clean and Very Good. pp. 39-43 loose, otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. "Report on the sanitary condition of the public schools in the city of Washington...together with reports on the influence of school life upon the health of children..." 43 pp. 13 Diagrams, some include Increase in Headache in Relation to Classes. London Elementary Schools; Increase of Nears... View more info

MR. HARRIS, FROM THE COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING REPORT: IN OBEDIENCE TO A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE, ADOPTED JUNE 6, 1879, WHICH PROVIDES THAT THE COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA...

By: Senate

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1879

Seller ID: 007089


...Be, and Hereby is, Authorized to Sit During the Next Recess of the Senate, to Investigate the Best Means of Securing to the Cities of Washington and Georgetown an Ample Supply of Pure Water; and to Ascertain What the Water-Works Now in Use, Including the Aqueduct, Reservoir, Water-Mains, &c., Have Cost the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Cities of Washington and Georgetown; and Also the Annual Income that Has Been Secured Thereform, and how Much There... View more info