1918. Hardcover. Rare military service record of Brigadier General Frank Parker (1872-1947). Presentation inscription from Parker "To C. Van U. in memory of the Great Days together - F.P. - Bridge Head, Easter, 1919". Includes service record, facsimiles of orders and telegraphs, as well as a list of decorations of Brig. Gen. Frank Parker from 1918 - 1919 during which he was awarded the War Cross of France with Palm, Commander of the Legion of Honor of France with second Palm of War Cross, Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium, D.S.M., and Third Palm on War Cross. Parker served in a tour of Lorraine, the second Battle of the Marne, the Battle of St. Mihiel Salient, the Battle between the Meuse and the Argonne Forest, and more. Bound in full red leather with gilt title and dates to spine. Gilt rules and swastikas to both boards. Rubbing and wear to boards, edges, spine ends, and corners. Evidence of a removed sticker to front board (about 1 x 2 inches) with surface sheen of leather removed in this small area. Adhesive remnants to front pastedown where a bookplate was removed. Browning to interior, mostly along margins. Unpaginated with blank sheets bound in at rear to fill out an otherwise thin binding. [Approximately 150 pages.] WWI/011221. Very Good.
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Albany: Self Published, 1851. Hardcover. Volume 1 only of a 3 volume work. Bookplate of Andrew H. Parker on bottom of title page. Bound in three quarter red leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Chip to head of spine, rubbing to hinges, and heavy wear to corners and edges of boards. Evidence of old sticker to front board, which has removed a small section of marbled paper. Browning, foxing, and occasional soiling to interior. Marbled endpapers with top edge gilt. Blank pages have been bound into rear to allow for binding of this otherwise slim volume. 48 pages. AMER/010721 (American Revolution). Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1858. Hardcover. Aaron Burr (1756 - 1836) served as the third vice president of the United States; although, he is now perhaps best known for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Includes journal entries and correspondence from about 1808 - 1812 with the intention of being presented to Burr's daughter, Theodosia, upon his return to the states. Unfortunately, she was lost at sea in 1813, possibly enroute to visit her father. Subsequently, Burr presented the journal and correspondence to the editor for publication. Both volumes are bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt titles to spines. Rubbing and wear to boards and leather of both volumes. Evidence of removed stickers to the spines of both volumes, as well as removed bookplates from front pastedowns. Frontispiece portrait engraving to volume one. Boards remain firmly attached, however, there are interior splits to the front and rear of both volumes. Free endpapers and first / last few pages of both volumes are a little loose. Marbled endpapers. Volume I: 451 pages; Volume II: 453 pages. AMERBIO/011521. Very Good.
Ginger Burrell, 2020. Number 5 of 12 copies signed and numbered by the artist. This production is another powerful work from book artist Ginger Burrell. Ginger is noted for using her artistic and technological skills to create books that speak to current issues such as privacy, surveillance, birth control, and intrusive security measures. In this book she addresses the statements and tweets made by former president Trump to persuade the public that U.S. voting and elections are fraught with illegalities, theft, and fraud, and that he in fact won the 2020 election. Ginger uses the hundreds if not more statements and tweets that he made as far back as 2012 to the days after the election to spread his lies and misinformation about our electoral system. These quotes, taken from www.thetrumparchive are bound into a striking book. Replicas of a ballot comprise the binding, and the text pages compile the myriad of his relevant quotes. Interspersed are replicas of classic King and Joker cards. The book is housed in a found, altered, "ballot" box toppled with a crown, clear dome, and miniature ballots. The ballot box is fitting for this past president. It is gaudy in fake gold and faux-animal fur. The text font is Montserrat Medium, the font used on www.donaldjtrump.com at the time of the 2020 election. In fine condition. Book measures 4 x 11 inches. Box is 5 x 14 inches. ARTISTSB/022421.
Washington DC: 1832. Hardcover. A 13 issue periodical produced by Duff Green to disuade the public from re-electing President Andrew Jackson. Subscribers paid a total of $5 for these 13 issues in 1832, which would be about $150 today. A thin volume bound in dark brown leather over marbled paper covered boards with small leather corners and gilt title to spine. Heavy wear to hinges, edges of boards, and corners. Ex-library with blacked-out call number on front board. Previous owner's lengthy pen notation to front pastedown regarding the contents. Front free endpaper is present but detached. Originally issued in parts, each number has slightly different condition issues ranging from minor dampstaining to foxing to smudge marks and soiling. Continously paginated, 308 pages (however, pagination shoud be 208 pages - it skips from 200 to 300 in last issue.) AMER/011221. Very Good.
Chicago: McDonnell Brothers. Hardcover. Folio. Bound in modern matching three quarter black leather over red cloth cloth covered boards with black titles to spines. Inlaid in both covers are pieces from the original cloth bindings with the original gilt title stamps. Small chip to head of spine of second volume. Minor wear to bindings including light wear to spines, edges of boards, and corners. slight fraying to cloth where cloth meets the leather corners. Bookplate to front pastedowns, which appear to be preserved and re-adhered from original binding. The bookplates have been pasted down upside-down with a few water spots. Slight browning and occasional smudge marks to page margins, but clean and bright overall. Remnants of glue to rear pastedowns suggesting that these might be ex-library; however, no other noticable library markings. Chipping and closed tears to edges of some pages. Large fold-out map in first volume; however, it is currently in several pieces with several large chips. Full marbled edges. An attractive set. 836 pages. AMER/011821. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Jas. B. Smith & Co., 1858. Hardcover. Includes about 50 pages discussing the general attributes of Native Americans as a whole including appearance, manner, education, and customs before delving into descriptions of each Indian War beginning with the early wars of Florida and Virginia and continuing through the early 1800s with the last war mentioned being the Seminole War. Bound in the original navy blue cloth boards with gilt title and gilt portrait of a Native American to spine and matching embossed portraits to both boards. Chipping to spine ends and wear to cloth on edges and corners. Bookplate of George Wood to front pastedown along with ownership stamp of John Paul Kondig. Frontispiece, illustrated half-title page, and numerous engravings throughout. Occasional spots of foxing, soiling, and smudge marks, but clean overall. Uniform (but fairly heavy) browning to a few pages, including several plates, which are printed on a heavier paper stock. A few internal splits, but all pages remain bound. Bottom corner of front free endpaper is no longer present. 328 pages. AMER/011521. Very Good.
Boston: Richardson and Lord, 1824. Hardcover. Scarce travel classic written by Henry Knight [1789-1835] using the pseudonym of Arthur Singleton. Includes Knight's letters from Philadelphia, Washington City, Virginia, Kentucky, New Orleans, and the Gulf of Mexico with Knight's detailed and interesting observations of each city or region. Attractively bound in three quarter navy blue leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and raised bands to spine. Wear and rubbing to hinges, bands, and edges of boards. Rubbing to marbled paper covers. Exlibrary with book stamp of Headlee's Book Exchange to title page and verso. Bookplate to front pastedown featuring an unidentified family crest. Occasional spots of foxing to interior and handwritten note in pencil regarding pseudonym on title page, but clean and bright overall. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. 159 pages. AMER/010720. Very Good.
Clarksburg, VA: Joseph Israel, 1831. Hardcover. First Edition. Bound in full dark brown leather with gilt title label to spine. Rubbing and wear to leather along hinges and edges of boards. Dampstaining to boards and interior, heaviest on first and last few pages. Red numeric stamp to bottom of title page. Ownership signature dated 1835 to rear endpapers. Pencil calculations to rear endpaper. Foxing, staining, and occasional soiling throughout, but a good reading copy. Interior front hinge is a little loose, but boards remain firmly attached. Chipping to edges of some pages. Front free endpaper is present, but detached with a loss. 319 pages plus 4 pages of Contents and 1 page of advertisements. (Howes W601) AMER/011921. Very Good.