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circa 1856. Cass (1782 - 1866) was an American general and politician. He served under Andrew Jackson and helped to implement his policy of Indian removal. He fought in the war of 1812 and negotiated treaties with native americans. (A small scence depicting Cass with Native Americans discussing a treaty is portrayed beneath his portrait.) Engraved by J. Rogers from a daguerreotype. Foxing. Minor soiling. Size: about 6.75 in x 9.75 in. PRINT/082420. Very Good.
New York: Benjamin W. Hitchcock, 1866. Hardcover. Scarce original edition of this comprehensive and detailed record of all of the events during the Civil War. It has been reprinted several times since then, as recently as 2017. Its publisher, Benjamin Hitchcock (1836-1916) was better known for his cheap musical publications. Bound in black quarter leather with brown cloth covers. Title in gilt on front cover. Leather is chipped and worn on edges. Cloth covers are bumped and show wear. There has been a label removed to the cover and another with remnants of a library call number. Tender hinges. Bookplate to front pastedown and small label with written number on free endpaper. Title page is browned and opposite frontispiece of Admiral Farragut is foxed. Otherwise the interior pages are clean save for a brown mark in the margin of page 6. There is a handwritten note on the title page stating that the list of vessels captured by the confederate navy is missing the last two pages. Still a nice copy in very good condition. Octavo. Chronology is 106 pages; List of vessels pagination: 561-564. CIV/092121. Very Good.
Washington DC: Congress, 1906. Paperback. Reprints of a collection of letters from the secretary of the interior, the State of Wisconsin Department of Forestry, the U.S. Indian Service, Green Bay Indian Agency, etc. regarding this topic. White side-stapled wrappers. Pages numbered 9 - 23. Creasing to corners. Clean. AMER/040820. Very Good.
Philadelphia: M. Carey, Jan. 9, 1815. Hardcover. This edition was published just two months after the first. Carey describes it as amplified, methodised and improved over the first edition. The book appeared during a "convulsed period of history" as an effort to create unity between the two American parties against the British during the War of 1812. Bound in orginal paper boards, badly browned and faded, with spine missing. Front and rear boards loose but holding. Some signatures are cracked but the text block is holding firm. Pages are browned and foxed throughout but legible and readable. Dampstaining to rear end pages. A decent copy of this important historical work. 336 pages. AMHIST/033010. Very Good.
New York: Miller and Company, 1857. Hardcover. Includes a five page article titled "About Dogs," which is a musing about dogs and their history. Within the article, there is long ballad about a favorite hound of Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, son-in-law of King John. It concludes by asking readers to send their "very nice terrier - English, Scotch, or Skye - to Putnam, for his very sincere friend and humble servant." Also includes a review of Elizabeth Browning's poem "Aurora Leigh"; a biography about a deceased Virginia slave submitted by his owner; chapters from John William de Forest's novel "Witching Times"; a collection of letters about college life in the 1750s including notes on the costs of living, clothing, and school supplies; a humorous illustrated article about the tails of animals and tails on clothing; book reviews, editorials, news stories, and more. Bound in three quarter red leather with black cloth boards. Gilt title and raised bands to spine. There is a two inch closed tear to the leather on the rear hinge. Rubbing and wear to hinges and edges of boards. Previous owner's signature in pencil to front endpaper. Foxing to early and late pages of the interior. Short closed tears to edges of several pages. 668 pages. PER/060518. Very Good.
Iowa State Advisory Committee, 1974. Paperback. Based on four months of extensive interviews culminating in a two day open meeting in Fort Dodge, IA in 1973. The main focus of this report is on the education system in Fort Dodge; however, other additions relating to racial inequalities are also addressed. It discusses inequality within the education system in regards to testing, treatment of students, number of African American students vs. other ethnicities, drop-out rates, transportation problems, lack of minority teachers, no minority studies courses, unequal justice within the schools, segregation, harassment of minorities, housing issues, hiring practices, personell testing, unequal pay for minorities, etc. It lists problems discovered and offers solutions. Appendices of response letters to rear from school superintendents. Includes data on school enrollment based on race and ethnicity. Red side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Pen marking to front cover and spot on rear cover where a mailing label was once adhered, else clean. 58 pages. AFAMER/071620. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Hopkins and Earle, 1808. Hardcover. First edition of this contemporary account of the famous treason trial of Aaron Burr, for which he was found not guilty. Two volumes bound in full brown leather with red title labels and black volume numbers to spine. Leather is scuffed, abraded, bumped, and worn. Joints are tender but text block is tight. It appears that there were small labels on the front covers at some point, and there are debossed library stamps on title pages. Volume I title page also has library deaccession stamp. Bookplate of Wight on front pastedowns.Tear to rear free endpaper in Volume II. Interior pages have offsetting, scattered browning and foxing, but still quite legible. Not quite very good but still a nice copy of this important historical work. Octavo. Volume I: 596 pages; Volume II: 539 pages. AMERHIST/051921. Very Good -.
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, of which about 100 have text printed on one side (so, about 50 pages of text).] WWI/011221. Very Good.
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.
Boston: John H. Eastburn, 1833. Paperback. Very good- in original wraps with black title to front wrapper. Minor chipping and creasing to edges of front wrapper. Chipping to spine. Rear wrapper appears to have been mostly cut off at some point. Browning and minor foxing to wrappers and minor damp stain to bottom half of front wrapper. Foxing throughout though text remains bright. 37 pages. American History. AME410251. Very Good -.
Boston: T.B. Wait & Co., 1809. Hardcover. VG 8vo. Rebound in modern green leatherette with gilt title to spine. Foxing, browning to interior though text remains bright. Frontis with original tissue guard. No writing or chipping, interior in nice shape. 519 pp. American Biographical History. AMEBIO/3063. Very Good.
New York: New York District, Communist Party, 1935. Paperback. White side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor pink damp staining throughout though text remains bright. Staple has rusted away leaving pages disbound but all present. Good reading copy. 16 pages. American History. AMEHIS/041816. Very Good -.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. FIRST EDITION. Red cloth backed, grey paper covered boards with silver title to spine. Author's inscription on front free end page. Else is clean and bright with many photographic illustrations. White illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. 511 pages. American History. AME11082. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1888. Hardcover. 8vo. Modern rebinding in black leatherette covered boards with gilt title to spine. Marbled edges to pages. Interior is clean and bright with many illustrations throughout including a frontispiece with tissue guard intact. Index, 713 pages. American History. AMEBIO/3043. Near Fine.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. Hardcover. Number 4 of the 1000 copies of the Manuscript Edition, printed at the Riverside Press in Cambridge, MA. This is a compelling and detailed biography of Abraham Lincoln. The preface describes the rigorous and painstaking research conducted by the author for the book. Albert Jeremiah Beveridge (1862 – 1927) was an American historian and US senator from Indiana. He was an intellectual leader of the Progressive Era and a biographer of Chief Justice John Marshall and President Abraham Lincoln. As his political career was coming to a close in 1922, Beveridge dedicated his time to writing historical literature. His four-volume set The Life of John Marshall, published in 1916–1919, won Beveridge a Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography and connected events in John Marshall's life with his later rulings on the US Supreme Court. Beveridge spent most of his final years writing a four-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln, but it was only half-finished at his death and posthumously published in 1928 as Abraham Lincoln, 1809–1858. It stripped away the myths and revealed a complex and imperfect politician [Wikipedia]. Beautifully bound in full leather with elaborate gilt tooling to covers and gilt titling and ornaments to spines. The spines have darkened and there are some remnants of a call number having been printed at the spine base. There are no other indications that this is ex-library. Some scuffing along bottom edges of covers. The volumes also have some fading along edges. Volume I has light stain on front cover. Top edges gilt. Other edges not trimmed. Volume IV has small tears along fore-edges of pages 313-316 where book was poorly opened. The volumes have beautiful green and red leather doublures with gilt designs and rulings. The front doublures have a few light marks while the rear ones are near fine. The free endpapers facing the doublures are covered in grey silk. The back of the silk covered page in Volume I has small tears along gutter.Text pages are clean and bright. With 36 illustrations plus four color frontispieces with Washington DC scenes. Volume I has a page from Beveridge's original manuscript tipped in. A lovely set of this important biography in very good condition. Octavos. Volume I: xxvi, 297 pages; Volume II: 310 pages; Volume III: 361 pages; Volume IV: 381 pages including index. PRESHIST/080221. Very Good.
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.
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1865. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to boards. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Minor browning to title page as a result of the frontispiece. Tissue guard intact. Light foxing throughout. 278 pages. American History. AME/030211. Very Good.
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 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.