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.
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New York: Robert Bonner's Sons, 1892. Hardcover. Oliver Dyer was an American journalist, author, teacher, lawyer and stenographer. He developed his own shorthand system which was the first to be adopted for use in the United States. Fortunately, this biography was not published in shorthand. In 1848 he went to Washington, DC as a reporter for the US Senate. There he met many people who knew Jackson well during his Presidency. Dyer wrote this biography and a second book about Jackson, as well as numerous other political biographies and histories. Scarce. 12mo. Brown leather binding. Almost all leather on spine has been worn off. Front and back covers show signs of wear, and all edges are scraped. Stain from restained leather shows on front and back end papers. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover, and handwritten name and address on back of frontispiece. Second owner's name on 1st page, and publisher's gift stamp on title page. Pages are browned but clean. 378 pages, including index. AMHIST/082522. Good.
Philadelphia: Henry Perkins, 1836. Hardcover. Fourth Edition. Very good in brown paper covered boards with brown leather spine and gilt title to spine. Bookplate from a Greek society to front pastedown. White binders tape repair to front endpapers. Front board is nearly detached. Dampstaining to boards and edges of pages. Foxing and soiling - heaviest to last few pages and rear endpapers. A good reading copy. French language. FRE407261. Very Good -.
Fort Wayne: The Lincoln National Life Foundation, 1932. Hardcover. Very good in beige cloth backed, maroon paper covered boards with black title to title label on front board and spine. Browning and rubbing to spine. Minor rubbing and scuffing to rear board. Minor bumping to edges. Interior is clean and bright with many illustrations. 93 pages. American Presidential History. PRES/111081. Very Good.
New York: Derby and Miller, 1864. Hardcover. Campaign biographies from the 1864 election. These were originally issued in paper wrappers. Bound in three quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title, authors, and date to spine. Raised bands and gilt rules to spine. Binding is signed by Tickeman and Co. Minor rubbing to boards and minor wear to edges, bands, and corners. Top edge gilt with marbled endpapers. Foxing to interior, mostly to first few pages and to margins. Bookplate of Judd Stewart with the motto "Verdad es Verde" and a portrait of Lincoln to front pastedown. Penned gift inscription from Stewart to front endpaper. Includes advertisements but not the original wrappers. Attractive and well preserved. 136 plus 8 pages of ads to rear and 2 pages of ads to front. PRES/062322. Very Good.
Cincinnati: Jones Brothers & Company, 1881. Hardcover. A scarce book about president James A. Garfield in German. With many illustrations. Good with leather spine and corners. Dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt emblem to front cover and gilt title to embossed spine. The leather is heavily worn and chipped. Both boards are nearly detached with a long split to the leather along the front hinge. Includes laid in ephemera including an old railroad ticket, newspaper article, and some dried leaves. The pages browned with some foxing, offsetting from laid-in ephemera, and occasional browning. Detailed engravings. 604 pages. A good candidate for restoration. German. GER/5023. Good.
New York: Liveright, (1972). Paperback. Inscribed and signed by the author on the half title page. "A novelized story of this great American is perhaps the last a reader would expect in a treatment of Thomas Jefferson. But Mrs. Wilbur illuminates for the reader the whole Jefferson. The personal aspects of his life, hte captivating anecdotes, his joys and loves, successes, frustrations, his ambitions adn ideals, are the heart of this book" (rear jacket / Salt Lake City Tribune). Bound in purple paper wrappers with white title to spine. Creasing to spine. Clean interior. 417 pages. PRES/102418. Very Good.