New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998. Hardcover. Inscribed by the two authors on the half title. A fascinating and sumptuous documenting the restoration of the White House by Jacqueline Kennedy and her advisors - the most extensive and significant to date. With rich anecdotes and many four-color and black and white photographs with individual chapters by room, including the private quarters (from dust jacket). Bound in brown cloth and in a white dust jacket with title to spine and cover and photo of Mrs. Kennedy to cover. Some sunning to top of cloth binding and slight crease to top of jacket otherwise near fine. Measures 9 x 11 inches. 260 pages including index. DECARTS/011219. Near Fine / Near Fine.
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Rockford, IL: by the author, 1902. Hardcover. Illustrated. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine, which reads "The Rescue of Kansas from Slavery with False Claims Corrected." Minor sunning to spine and edges of boards. Slight bumping to corners. Inscription across title page "Alonzo J. Tullock compliments of an old friend, M.L.B." and beneath "From one of my oldest and very best friends I prize this book highly. A.J. Tullock. March 14, 1903." Bookplate from Tullock to front pastedown. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Small closed tear to bottom of title page and small open tear to facing tissue guard. Last 60 pages of second title appear to be printed on a different paper stock and are browned. A few dog eared pages. Occasional spots of smudges and foxing, but clean overall. 204 pages / 160 pages. AMER/022019. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1902. Hardcover. Includes map and several illustrations. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Three small water stains to front cover, else clean. Slight roll to spine. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Gift inscription in pen to front free endpaper. Minor foxing to first few pages. 230 pages. AMER/022019. Very Good.
New York: April, 1865. Scarce copy of this paper from April 15, 1865, printed as an 8:10am extra edition providing additional details on the death of President Lincoln, with earlier reporting of his assassination, scenes at his deathbed, and the escape of the alleged assassin, John Wilkes Booth. The president was shot on April 14, 1865 around 10pm at the Ford's Theatre and died at 7:22am the next morning. There is other reportage of the attempts by the southern president Jefferson Davis to lead defiance in light of the South's loss, despite the earlier surrender of his general, Robert E. Lee. The Herald was America's national newspaper at that time. The entire original newspaper of four pages. Creases where folded in half and in quarters, including small tears in a few places. Right margins are chipped and torn, not affecting text. Paper has browned, but all together in very condition for a 19th century newspaper. CIVWAR/012519. Very Good.
New York: The American News Company, 1879. Hardcover. Includes 25 colored art plates and 800 engravings. A memento from the first World's Fair in the U.S., which was attended by nearly 10 million visitors. Thirty-seven countries participated in this historic event. Elephant folio bound in three quarter tan leather over black pebbled cloth boards. Gilt title to spine and front cover. This impressive volume has been expertly restored and rebacked using all of the original materials. Minor wear and rubbing to boards, edges, and corners. A few chips to leather and book cloth. A few small dampstains to book cloth. Clean and bright interior with vibrant chromo-lithographic illustrations. Occasional smudge marks to margins. 395 pages. AME/122018. Very Good.
New York: Charles L. Woodward, 1888. Hardcover. Originally printed in 1792, this edition was printed in 1888 with an index added. John Pope (1754 - 1795) was an American soldier in the American Revolution who traveled and explored the U.S. during frontier times. He wrote about his travels in this book, which is still valued by historians as it gives a first hand view of these largely unsettled territories in the early history of the United States. An attractive volume bound in three quarter black leather over green and blue marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title, decoration, and raised bands to spine. Wear and rubbing to hinges, edges of boards, and corners. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Clean interior. 104 pages plus index. AMER/022019. Very Good.
New York: T.B. Sidebotham, 1879. Paperback. Reprinted from the New York Freeman's Journal, this pamphlet addresses the discovery of Mississippi. Tan paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Chipping to edges of wrappers, with several large chips to rear wrapper. Browning to edges of wrappers and minor staining to rear wrapper. Previous owners stamp to front cover and top margins of first few pages. Clean interior otherwise. 24 pages. AMER/021919. Very Good.
Greendale, WI: Reminisce Books, (2009). Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in blue illustrated paper covered boards with green title to front board and pale yellow title to spine. Interior is clean and bright and filled with illustrations. 208 pages. AME/020819. Fine.