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In Memoriam: William Buel Franklin, February 27, 1823 - March 8, 1903

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Privately Issued: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042880

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, lettered in gilt, bordered in black, deckled text block edges with top edge in gilt. Minor rubbing to covers and spine extremities. Ex-historical society library copy with book plate mounted on front fixed endpaper, "compliments" stamp on front flyleaf and at top corner of p. 7. 60 pp., frontis. portrait. A few very minor soil marks internally, creased frontis. tissue guard. View more info

President Wilson's State Papers and Addresses, with Editorial Notes, a Biographical Sketch, an Introduction and an Analytical Index

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Review of Reviews Co.: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046006

Condition: Near Fine


Olive green cloth, lettered in gilt, top text block edge in gilt. Scarce 1st edition (1917). Light wear, a few spots of rubbing on lower spine panel. Former owner's book plate mounted on front fixed endpaper, a portrait of Wilson clipped from a periodical tipped on to blank recto of frontis. Text block edges mildly toned by age. illus. xiv,438 pp. View more info

Wall & Nassau: An Account of the Inauguration of George Washington in Federal Hall at Wall and Nassau Streets, April 30, 1789

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Bankers Trust Co.: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 047420

ISBN: B000KLTSZC

Condition: Near Fine


Color printed cloth. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, slight soiling to upper back cover. 78 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w plates. Tipped-in compliments card from the Bankers Trust Co. noting the 1939 New York World's Fair. View more info

Notes on Thomas Jefferson

By: A Citizen of Maryland [Lloyd D. Simpson]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Sherman & Co., Printers: 1885

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046013

ISBN: B000TNBEIA

Condition: Good-VG


Brown cloth, lettered/decorated in gilt and blind. Narrow bands of cloth loss and mild rubbing to spine extremities, corners rubbed with top corners somewhat layered. 182 pp. Former owner's book plate mounted on front fixed endpaper, with his address inscription on front flyleaf and verso of another front blank, a few light pencil marks to early pages of text, otherwise clean and ummarked. View more info

American History, Illustrated with Numerous Maps and Engravings - Vol. I: Aboriginal America

By: Abbott, Jacob

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York and Boston, Sheldon & Co./Gould & Lincoln: 1860

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 040464

Condition: Good


Original dark mauve textured cloth. spine panel lettered in gilt. Cloth quite rubbed/flecked on front panel, spine panel tanned. Minor loss to spine extremities. Firm binding. Scattered interior soiling, generally minor. xiv,15-288 pp., illus. Former owner's signature in pencil on upper main title, dated Christmas 1864. Wear commensurate with age, but no compromising condition issues. View more info

Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America, from Washington to the Present Time [Salesman's Sample]

By: Abbott, John S. C., and Russell H. Conwell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, ME, H. Hallett and Co.: 1882

Edition: Salesman's Sample

Seller ID: 037979

Condition: Near Fine


Goldenrod cloth, lettered/illus. in gilt and black. Salesman's dummy. Modest handling wear. Sample spine panel mounted inside front cover. Sample pages and engraved plates. Subscription blanks at rear show four entries on one page in pencil, otherwise blanek. View more info

Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence in America [Episodes of Violence in U.S. History Volume I]

By: Adamic, Louis

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Chelsea House: 1983

Seller ID: 30s049

ISBN: 0877543615

Condition: Fine


Red stiff paper wraps. Facsimile reprint of the 2nd (1934) edition, originally republished by Chelsea in 1974. xii,495 pp. Very slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. Very scarce in this edition. View more info

New Letters of Abigail Adams 1788-1801

By: Adams, Abigail; Stewart Mitchell (editor, intro.)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046610

ISBN: 007DKEYM

Condition: Fine


Dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Minor toning to text block edges. Color illus. dust jacket chipped at corners and spine extremities, with mild rubbing along edges, now in mylar. xlii,281 pp. 1st edition (matching dates). View more info

The Diary of John Quincy Adams 1794-1845

By: Adams, John Quincy; Allan Nevins (editor)

Price: $37.95

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046611

ISBN: B0007I0MYY

Condition: Near Fine


Rust cloth, lettered in gold foil. Former owner's book plate mounted on front fixed endpaper (inside front cover), date stamp on front flyleaf, newsprint portrait of JQA tipped in over half-title (with partial toning to that leaf only). Dust jacket shows rubbed edges and flap folds, partial separation along rear fold, a few short closed tears, now in mylar. Matching dates but no A, thus early reprint. View more info

The Selected Writings of John and John Quincy Adams

By: Adams, John, and John Quincy Adams; Adrienne Koch and William Peden (editors, intro.)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046787

ISBN: B0007DMW7O

Condition: Very Good


Royal blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Minor rubbing to extremities, text block edges a bit dulled by age. Former owner's book plate mounted inside front cover, some page reference notations penciled on rear flyleaf, some checkmarks and a few neat underlinings scattered through interior. Stated 1st ed. xxxix,413,xxix pp. Dust jacket typically a bit toned, with modest soiling to rear panel, rubbed edges, now in mylar. View more info

Early American Newspapers and Their Printers: 1715-1783

By: Apfelbaum, Charles and Los

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Appletree Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029769

Condition: Near Fine


Brown cloth, lettered in gold foil. Covers show light spotting, with slight bump to heel of spine. Text block bound in upside-down but otherwise intact. Separation of paper along front hinge at staples, otherwise intact, binding unaffected. Imprint partially inked out (original to issue), publisher retained. 300 pp., reproducing in facsimile examples of 52 different colonial American newspapers, each preceded by a two-page introduction providing title, date, printer,... View more info

Native Grace: Prints of the New World, 1590-1876

By: Arader, W. Graham, III [Wendy Shadwell (intro.)]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Charlottesville, VA, Thomasson-Grant: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009111

ISBN: 0934738475

Condition: Fine


128 pp., fully llus. w/ color plates by Catlin, Audubon, Catesby and others. Approx. 12"x12". Dark green cloth, essentially as issued; former owner signature on front flyleaf. Dust jacket shows very slight edge wear. View more info

Fugitive Days: A Memoir

By: Ayers, Bill

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034560

ISBN: 0142002550

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color pictorial wraps. Slight shelf wear, a bit rubbed on upper front cover. Square, uncreased binding. [xii],308 pp. View more info

Amazing and Unusual USA: Hundreds of Extraordinary Sights

By: Bahr, Jeff

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Lincolnwood, IL, Publications International, Ltd.: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 047426

ISBN: 1412716837

Condition: As New


Glossy color pictorial boards. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket shows foil Christmas gift stamp mounted at bottom rear panel corner, otherwise as issued and now in mylar. 320 pp., illus. w/ color photographs. 1st ptg., complete number line. View more info

The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification -- Part One: Sept. 1787-Feb. 1788 + Part Two: Jan.-Aug. 1788 [Complete in 2 Volumes - Library of America - Deluxe Edition]

By: Bailyn, Bernard (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Library of America: 1993

Seller ID: 034086

ISBN: 0940450429

Condition: Fine


Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in burgundy cloth, individually slipcased. Both volumes Fine/as issued; both slipcases Fine/as issued. xxii,1214 + xxi,1175 pp. Part One is 7th ptg. Part Two 6th. View more info

Life of President Garfield: The Complete Record of a Wonderful Career...

By: Balch, William Ralston

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Co.: 1881

Seller ID: 037532

Condition: Very Good


Dark blue cloth, lettered/decorated in gilt and black. Mild shelf wear with minor exposure at bottom corners, toned text block edges. Front hinge paper split but hinge itself firm and intact, clean interior. xxii,29-442 pp. (complete, as given). No edition or date given, but clearly a posthumous tribute to Garfield issued shortly after his 1881 assassination. Title accurate as given, not the far more common "Life of James Abram Garfield, Late President of the Uni... View more info

The Godlike Black Dan: A Selection of Portraits from Life in Commemoration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Daniel Webster

By: Barber, James, and Frederick Voss

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Portrait Gallery: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024634

Condition: Near Fine


Tan stiff wraps, lettered in black. Booklet. 48 pp., illus. in b&w. Light shelf wear. Scarce, View more info

The Paternity of Abraham Lincoln: Was He the Son of Thomas Lincoln? An Essay on the Chastity of Nancy Hanks

By: Barton, William E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Co.: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046617

ISBN: B000GL6E9Y

Condition: Near Fine


Olive green cloth, lettered in gilt, deckled text block edges. Spine panel cloth a bit faded, slight shelf wear. Former owner's book plate mounted on front fixed endpaper (inside front cover), date stamp on front flyleaf, mild toning to portions of front endpapers. xiv,414 pp. 1st edition w/ GHD colophon on lower main title. View more info

American Biography; or, An Historical Account of those Persons Who Have Been Distinguished in America, as Adventurers, Statesmen, Philosophers, Divines, Warriors, Authors, and Other Remarkable Characters [Vol. I + II, Complete]

By: Belknap, Jeremy

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Printed by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews: 1794

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044563

Condition: Fair-Good


Complete in two (2) volumes, published (I) 1794 and (II) 1798, uniformly bound in full brown calf, gilt on burgundy title labels mounted on upper spine panels. Leather is quite worn. Vol. I front cover detached, lacking back cover. Vol. II joints weak but holding. Interiors typically somewhat foxed/toned, some dampstaining to final several leaves in Vol. II, otherwise intact. 416 + 476 pp. Vol. I front flyleaf signed by former owner Jacob Martin. View more info

Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum [A Unique Story of a Marvellous Career]

By: Benton, Joel, Esq.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 040160

Condition: Good


Rust cloth, lettered/illus. in black and gilt. Worn but intact, with modest soiling and rubbing to covers, dye lightening and spotting to lower 10% of both covers. Rubbing with minor exposure at corners and spine extremities, text block edges typically dulled by age. Text block a bit toned, with mild dampstaining along lower margins of early leaves, merely cosmetic. 621 pp., illus. View more info

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858 [Vol. I + II + III + IV, Complete in 4 Volumes - Standard Library Edition]

By: Beveridge, Albert J.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1928

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 040452

Condition: Very Good


Complete in four (4) volumes, uniformly bound in dark blue cloth, gilt on black title/author labels mounted on upper spine panels, top text block edges in gilt. 1st thus (after limited edition). Modest shelf wear, a bit rubbed at corners and spine extremities, 2 volumes with short closed tears to cloth at head of spine, one volume showing a few light scuffs to lower spine cloth, one label chipped on one side (no lettering loss). Minor surface rubbing to cover cloth. ... View more info

Battle for a Continent: The French and Indian War 1754-1763

By: Bird, Harrison

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001066

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library with typical marks and stamps, only slight wear. Dust jacket taped to cloth, library label affixed to front of jacket. Firm binding, clean interior, more than acceptable as reference copy. xv,376 pp. View more info

At Home with the Presidents

By: Blodgett, Bonnie, and D. J. Tice

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Woodstock, NY, Overlook Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023459

ISBN: 0879512814

Condition: Fine


Blue cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. 256 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w photographs. Dust jacket shows slight shelf/edge wear. View more info

The European Vision of America: Notes on the Exhibition

By: Borowitz, Helen O. (text); Gabriel P. Weisberg

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Kent, OH, Kent State Univ. Press for Cleveland Museum of Art: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031012

Condition: Fine


Booklet, illus. goldenrod wraps. 48 pp. As issued. Issued in conjunction with the 1975-77 traveling exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Grand Palais (Paris). View more info

Death Is Incidental: A Story of Revolution - Illustrated with Block Prints

By: Bowman, Heath, and Stirling Dickinson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago and New York, Willett, Clark and Company: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 019828

Condition: Near Fine


Red cloth, lettered and with front cover illus. in black. Slightly rubbed spine extremities, mildly toned along endpaper hinges. [v],111 pp., illus. with woodcut illus., illus. endpapers. A few instances of very slight soiling to margins, but interior is generally clean and bright. Color illus. dust jacket shows mild shelf wear with some soiling/toning along flap folds and edges, slight rubbing at head of spine, 2 short (1/2" or less) closed edge tears, also well pre... View more info