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Baltimore: James Young, 1873. Hardcover. A collection of poems beginning with this one "Read all within before you venture, One single verse of mine to censure, Because sometimes, there exist unseen, Etherial beauties all veiled in green; Rubies also, and diamonds are found, The best and brightest beneath the ground ..." Bound in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt inscription to front cover "compliments of the Baltimore Telegram." Wear to hinges and edges of boards. Dampstaining to margins of many interior pages, but still an attractive book. Illustrated. Subscription blanks for the Baltimore Telegram affixed to both endpapers. 169 pages plus index. POE/042018. Very Good.
Regnery History, 2015. Hardcover. Publicity slip laid in. Blue cloth boards with silver title to spine. Minor dampstaining to top edges of boards. Light dampstaining to top corners of all pages, but barely noticeable on most. In beige illustrated jacket with dark blue title to spine and front panels. Dampstaining is visible only to top edges of interior of jacket. 366 pages. CIV/032019. Very Good / Very Good.
Woodstock: Countryman Press, 1993. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Black cloth backed black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Author's inscription to half title page. Clean tight binding with illustrations throughout. Black illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Index, 376 pages. American Civil War History. CIV/610051. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Paperback. SCARCE. Very good- in modern paper wraps with remains of original front cover depicting a young Union Soldier laid down. Illustrated with engravings. Minor browning and chipping to the edges of the first several pages. The author served in the 28th Michigan Infanty. 48 pages. American History. AME6/1282. Very Good.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hardcover. First Edition. Grant began writing his memoirs when he was 62 and became increasingly ill while writing them. He died the year of publication at age 63 from throat cancer. While writing his memoirs, he had major financial problems due to investment failures and depression of securities. Luckily, this book proved to be a great success and helped his financial situation greatly. His memoirs focus mainly on his extensive military career, especially the Civil War, but he does include a chapter on his boyhood and another chapter on his time at West Point. Bound in the original publisher's deluxe binding of three quarter dark brown leather over brown cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and gilt emblems to both boards. Wear to hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Minor cracking and rubbing to leather on spine of both volumes. Marbled endpapers and full marbled edges. Both volumes are clean and bright with tight bindings. Illustrated with numerous maps, several engravings, and several facsimilies. One facsimilie letter that folds out is split into two pieces; however, both pieces are present. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedowns of both volumes. Ownership signature of Tullock in pen dated December 16, 1885 to front endpaper of Volume I. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. An attractive set of this classic memoir from the 18th president of the United States. Volume I has 584 pages; Volume II has 647 pages. This is a heavy set may require an additional shipping fee. CIV/022119. Very Good.
Washington D.C. Polkinhorn's Steam Printing Office, 1861. Paperback. Very good in wraps/ 16pp./ John P. Hale was Senator from New Hampshire and, in 1852, the Free-Soil Party candidate for President of the United Staes. His speech concerns relations between North and South, slavery, the Missouri Compromise, etc. Civil War History. Filed in wraps. CIV/6042. Very Good.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1985). Hardcover. Fine in black leatherette with gilt title to front and spine panel and embossed relief illustration to front board. Facsimile published by Time-Life of the 1904 edition. Illustrations throughout. Marbled endpapers. Full gilt edges. 308 pages. Civil War. CIV2/4172. Fine.
London: Arms and Armor. Paperback. Thin, Tall 8vo. Illustrated paper wrappers with minor creasing and minor scuffing. Interior is very clean and filled with photographic illustrations of civil war soldiers. Excellent primary source for uniforms, hairstyles, and dress codes of the confederate army. CIV/092704. Very Good.
New York, Atlanta. Los Angeles, Chicago: Vantage Press, (1987). Hardcover. 1ST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Light bump to head of spine. Author's signature to front free end page. Else is pristine. White illustrated price clipped dust jacket with dark blue title to front and spine panels. Light soiling and rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 248 pages. CIV/022211. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
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: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1887. Hardcover. First Edition. Bound in three quarter reddish brown leather over maroon cloth boards. Gilt title to spine and decoration to front cover. Rubbing and wear to spine, corners, and edges of boards. Rubbing and discoloration at front cover. Chipping to leather on head of spine. Marbled endpapers and marbled edges. Tight binding. Illustrated. Clean interior. 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. 678 pages. CIV/022119. Very Good Minus.
New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1911. Hardcover. 4to. Monumental complilation of Civil War photographs. Second edition (as noted on last page of tenth volume). Blue cloth boards with bright gilt titles and gilt sword illustrations to spines. Exteriors of all volumes are clean overall, some with minor soiling and rubbing. Minor wear to edges, corners, and spine ends of all volumes. Blue and white decorative endpapers with cameos of Lee and Lincoln. Interiors are clean with occasional spots of foxing (espeically to early and late pages), soiling, and smudge marks. Minor splaying to bindings of some volumes. Each volume is filled with photographic illustrations. Tight bindings. An attractive set. Each volume is about 350 pages. This is a large set and may require an additional shipping fee. CIV/022219. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (2007). First Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Minor bump to rear board. Inscription from author to half title page. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Near fine blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title spine panel. Bar code sticker and small spot of rubbing to rear panel of dust jacket, could be a printing error. Index, 548 pages. MD/041717. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Concord, N. H. The Rumford Press, 1901. Hardcover. SCARCE 2ND EDITION. Ex libris. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to boards including soiling and bumping to corners. Wear to spine ends. Minor browning to exterior. Interior hinge is starting. Book plate of the Ship's Library of the U. S. S. Annapolis to front paste down. Two stamps on top of book plate. Ink from stamp to front free end page. Embossed stamps to several pages throughout including frontis piece, title page, and the full page illustrations. Minor foxing throughout. Includings several illustrations. 293 pages. Civil War. CIV/032409. Very Good.