Daily Archives: December 9, 2020

Letters from China: The Canton-Boston Correspondence of Robert Bennet Forbes, 1838-1840 (Maritime): Phyllis Forbes Kerr

  • Hardcover : 317 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0913372773
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0913372777
  • Item Weight : 2.05 pounds
  • Dimensions : 7.3 x 0.92 x 10.1 inches
  • Publisher : Mystic Seaport Museum; 1st edition (January 1, 1970)

Benin Descendants: The Degema People Of River State Were Confirmed As Benin Descendants

Dec 9, 2020

Pandemic – New Gold Rush for Billionaires

The People vs The Politicians

Maybe you missed what Billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk were doing while, while 118 million Americans were suffering job losses, pay cuts and an economic crunch from corona. That tiny sliver of America’s super-super-rich Billionaires were fattening their already phenomenal wealth – thanks to the pandemic.

It’s as if we Americans live on two different planets. On one planet, 80 million Americans report lacking enough money to pay the rent and put food on the table, and on the other planet, 650 US Billionaires hauled in windfall profits of $1 TRILLION – yes, read it again, $1 TRILLION in 2020.

They rode the skyrocketing stock market, led by the FAANG group – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google and other tech companies which profited astronomically from our hunger and almost total dependence on the web, the tube, social media and on-line shopping in 2020.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, now the world’s richest person, made $13 billion in just one day on the stock market and has rocketed up to a total worth of $200 billion. Elon Musk of Tesla electric car fame jumped his fortune from $25 Billion to $123 Billion. Mark Zuckerberg’s stake in Facebook nearly doubled, from $55 Billion to $101 Billion. And so on down the list of 650 Billionaires.

So Sen. Bernie Sanders and others are calling for a one-time 60% tax on the 2020 Billionaire Bonanza. And surprise, one Billionaire agrees. Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates, the No. 3 ranked Billionaire, says it’s time to fix the U.S. tax system by ” raising taxes on people like me.”

Fauci: Vaccines may bring normality by end of 2021

Associated Press

Published on Dec 9, 2020

The nation’s preeminent infectious disease expert says he believes the country can expect “some degree of normality that is close to where we were” by the end of next year if 75-80% of the population is vaccinated. (Dec. 9)

VP Pence Leads a National Space Council Meeting | LIVE | NowThis

NowThis News

Streamed live 3 hours ago

PENCE LOOKS TO SPACE AS CORONAVIRUS SPREADS IN U.S.: VP Pence leads the eighth official meeting of the National Space Council at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He’s expected to deliver remarks on NASA’s Artemis moon program—the agency’s efforts to place astronauts on the lunar surface and begin to develop an ongoing presence on the moon—as well as highlight the Trump administration’s accomplishments with the Space Force. President-elect Joe Biden has yes to outline his space policies, and the future of the Space Force remains unknown. The National Space Council was created in 1989 under Pres. George H. W. Bush, was disbanded just four years later, and reestablished in 2017 by Trump. Pence’s visit to discuss space expeditions comes as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the United States, infecting more than 15 million Americans and killing almost 300,000.

Boston Massachusetts pocket maps c. 1890 Damrell & Upton pair lovely scarce

Brian DiMambro Antiquarian

Dec 9, 2020
[19th century pocket Maps, Americana, United States, New
England, Massachusetts, Boston, Detailed City Plan].

Short video captures condition much better than words. Please watch prior to purchase to ensure a clear understanding of the book.

Damrell & Upham’s Map of Country Around Boston.
Published 1889, Boston by Damrell & Upton; small map c. 1890, New York by The Metropolis Map Company.
2 lithographed folding maps printed on bond paper, largest one with original hand color.

Publisher’s cloth binding, cover gilt lettered.

Large hand colored map clean, displays some splitting along bottom horizontal fold line (clearly shown in video). Smaller map with minor splits at some fold line intersections. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.

Rare item from relatively small publishers.

Book measures: 5 3/4″ H X 4″ W.


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Tales of Tortola and the British Virgin Islands;: Recounting nearly five centuries of lore, legend, and history of Las Virgines: Florence Lewisohn

Planters and pirates and rum.

  • Item Weight : 6.3 ounces
  • Paperback : 89 pages
  • Publisher : International graphics; Revised edition (January 1, 1979)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B0006XQ8S4

Divers information on the romantic history of St. Croix;; containing much information of value to the reader about Whim Greathouse & old plantation days, the story of sugar & rum; description of life on a Cruzan plantation; the story of the sugar cane plant; Alexander Hamilton”s account of a terrible hurricane; & the story of our famous governor, Peter von Scholten. Also the connection between rum and the American revolution : Florence Lewisohn

From the introduction of this 72 page book: “St. Croix today is an hospitable island that has a little of everything except cold weather. The island has changed remarkably since Columbus discovered it in 1493 and was driven off by hostile Indians. In the nearly 500 years that have intervened, this little area of 84 square miles and 52,628 acres has alternately suffered and prospered from the blind forces of nature and history. It has attracted a remarkable variety of people during its history, not all of whom benefited the island.

During the period of development of the Western Hemisphere, St. Croix was fought over, colonized, bought, sold, captured and recaptured because of its strategic or economic potential. It is popularly said to have existed under the flags of seven nations. This tally does not include periods of possession or use by aboriginal tribes, pirates, filibusters, squatters, private owners, religious and trading companies, or the few times it was not occupied by anyone at all. Our documented history begins with the Indians found on the island by Columbus, and seen again by Governor John White 94 years later when he stopped here three days on his way to found Virginia in 1587.”

Filled with interesting, entertaining, and enlightening facts, along with many illustrations, this book will be an enjoyment to any reader interested in the early settlement of the islands of the Caribbean.

  • Weight : 4.8 ounces
  • Paperback : 71 pages
  • Publisher : Dukane (January 1, 1964)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B0007E682I

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Rum and the American Revolution: The Rum Trade and the Balance of Payments of the Thirteen Continental Colinies, Volumes 1 and 2: John J. McCusker


  • ISBN-10 : 0824061918
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0824061913
  • Publisher : Garland Publishing (January 1, 1989)