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.
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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.
San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1987. Hardcover. First Edition. This is"the story of Daniel Berrigan's life and his commitment to the struggle for peace and justice. He creates a portrait of our times out of the words, events, feelings, and choices of his own life. It is a dramatic adn poignant journey that touches and illuminates the wounds of American society" (jacket). Berrigan participated in (and was jailed for) burning 600 draft files at the Selective Service office in Catonsville, MD - as part of the "Catonsville Nine."Maroon cloth spine over grey paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. In grey jacket with brown title to spine and front panels. Red pen markings to front free endpaper, else clean. 356 pages. AMERBIO/061720. Very Good / Very Good.
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: Hekate Publishing, 2019. Paperback. Second Edition. "The wonderfully talented Tom DiVenti is a Baby Boomer / punk / poet who has, thankfully, traversed decades of hard living, spectacular and outrageous performance art and emerged as an apt example for younger and like-minded individuals. His many stories, really exquisite prose poems, capture the now-downtrodden Baltimore from a more glorious era. Whether he's reminiscing about Martick's restaurant, growing up in northeast Baltimore in a rough and tumble neighborhood and his mischievous pranks in Catholic school, or hanging out with John Waters' crew in Fells Point, the humor and sincerity of his voice is singular ..." (back cover, Russ Smith). Black paper wrappers with white title to spine panel and photographic illustration to front cover. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations. 183 pages. LIT/081519. Fine.
Newark, DE: Press of Kells, 1933. Hardcover. Biography of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817). Du Pont was a French-American writer, economist, publisher and government official. During the French Revolution, he, his two sons and their families fled France and immigrated to the United States. His son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont was the founder of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company [Wikipedia]. Bound in dark blue pebbled leather with gilt rulings to covers and titling to spines. Some rubbing and light bumping to corners. Illustrations and facsimiles throughout. Ribbon bookmarks. t.e.g. No slipcase. Very good condition. Octavo. Volume I: 179 pages; Volume II: 235 pages including index. AMERBIO/071221. Very Good.
Paris and New York: Goupil & Co. and Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. Hardcover. Number 376 of 1250 copies of the Memorial Edition. This handsome set provides a renewed understanding of Washington through the author's close examination of his letters and State papers, showing his relations to his contemporaries [Introduction]. Worthington Chauncey Ford (1858 – 1941) was an American historian and editor of a number of collections of documents from early American history. He served in a variety of government positions including as the chief of the Bureau of Statistics for the U.S. Department of State, at the U.S. Department of Treasury, and as chief of the manuscripts division at the Library of Congress. Ford was later the editor of publications of the Massachusetts Historical Society, which had elected him a member in 1900. He served concurrently as Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. Bound in three quarter red leather with red marbled paper boards. Light wear to edges of covers and spines but still very good. Hinges are tender but interior pages are in near fine condition. Numerous illustrations in both volumes of Washington, his wife, and various luminaries of the time. The end of each chapter has an engraved tailpiece. A slip of paper affixed to each front pastedown offers a note about the book's provenance: "This book belonged to Carl Schurz whose library I acquired September 5th 1924. Paul Steinbrecher." Carl Schurz (1829 – 1906) was a German revolutionary and an American statesman, journalist, and reformer. He immigrated to the United States after the German revolutions of 1848–49 and became a prominent member of the new Republican Party. After serving as a Union general in the American Civil War, he helped found the short-lived Liberal Republican Party and became a prominent advocate of civil service reform. Schurz represented Missouri in the United States Senate and was the 13th United States Secretary of the Interior. Paul Steinbrecher (1878-1937) was a prominent Chicago real estate executive and very active in the Republican party and Chicago civic life. He was known as an avid book collector. A distinguished biography in very good + to near fine condition. Volumes measure 7 x 10.25 inches. Volume I: 303 pages; Volume II: 308 pages including index. PRESIDENT/101321. Near Fine.
Philadelphia: McCarty & Davis, 1834. Hardcover. This comprehensive compilation provides a memoir of Benjamin Franklin through his letters and essays on any number of subjects. Volume II also includes much information Franklin's scientific experiments and inventions, with twelve plates offering illustrations. Bound in full tan leather with gilt titling on spine labels. Volumes are chipped, rubbed, and bumped. Marbled endpapers and endpages. Text pages have browning and foxing throughout but are still quite readable and clear. Printed in double columns. Plates are foxed but are legible and intact. The one map of the Atlantic Ocean and the gulf stream extends slightly beyond the page edges. Still a desirable set of this relative scarce work. Volume I: 624 pages; Volume II: 517 pages. AMERBIO/100321. Good +.
Richmond: The Dietz Press, (1951). Hardcover. 8vo. Scarce. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Else is clean and bright. Blue and white illustrated dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Minor soiling, creasing and edgewear to jacket as well as "Claiborne" and "Hale of Kent" written in faded pen to spine panel. Index, 340 pages. VA/011419. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Harrisburg: no publisher stated. 1876. Paperback. Very good- in wraps. Short 5 paged pamphlet. Text occasionally foxed but overall in clean condition. Last two pages detached by present. A memoranda read by Harris, at a meeting of the Hope Fire Company of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to celebrate the American centennial. Simpson was a native of Harrisburg and a Revolutionary War soldier. Terrific source for the Pa. local historian. American Biography. AMEBIO2/2212. Very Good.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1960. Hardcover. Very good in orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Some markings to margins but mostly in pencil and a few spots of pencil underlinging. Else is pristine. Orange dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Fading to spine panel and minor rubbing to rear panel of dust jacket. 276 pp. American Biographical History. BIO1/3282. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
Westminster: The Newman Press, 1962. Hardcover. 8vo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED from Herb O'Conor, Jr. to Victoria Banknell. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to spine ends and light soiling to boards. Illustrated with clean interior. Index, 580 pages. American Biography. BIO/122305. Very Good.
Harrisburg: Lane S. Hart, 1878. Hardcover. Thin 8vo. Very good in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt title and illustrations to front board. Minor rubbing and boards and fading to spine. Small spot of soiling to front board. Interior is clean and bright with frontispiece and tissue guard. 51 pages. American History. AMEBIO/031912. Very Good.
London and New York: J. M. & Sons and E. P. Dutton & Co., (1958). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY ARTHUR SELDON ON TITLE PAGE. Everyman's Library No. 718. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Interior is clean and bright. Minor rolling to spine. Blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor soiling to dust jacket and and browning to spine panel. Index, 295 pages. American Biography. AMEBIO/042819. Very Good / Very Good.
Kennett Square: Longwood Gardens, 2009. Hardcover. Includes DVD. Filled with illustrations. Bound in white paper covered boards with navy blue spine panel titled in gilt. In illustrated dust jacket with navy blue spine panel titled in light blue and white. Clean and bright. Housed in a navy blue cloth slipcase with gilt title to front panel. Minor fading to slipcase. 144 pages. AMBIO/102220. Fine / Fine.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925. Hardcover. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with glt title to front board and to spine. Minor fading to spine and to gilt. A few small spots of discoloration to spine. Interior is clean and bright with frontispiece and tissue guard. American Biographical History. BIO209051. Very Good.
New York, Washington, Hollywood: Vantage Press, (1961). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. 8vo. light blue paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Slight fading and bumping around edges. Yellowing to pages throughout, though text remains bright. Includes frontispiece illustration of Mother Elizabeth Seton. Blue illustrated price clipped dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Spine panel has faded to grey. Minor creasing and chipping to edges of dust jacket as well as minor rubbing to front and rear panels. 223 pages. American Biography. AMERBIO/041715. Very Good / Very Good.
Washington DC: W.H. Lowdermilk & Co., 1893. Hardcover. First edition. The author explains in her preface that she considers Virginia to be "The Mother of Statesmen," and that she hopes this compilation would lead to the other states of the country creating similar written tributes as part of their shared history. Bound in three quarter brown leather with dark blue cloth covers. Leather is stained and author spine label is missing a piece. A few spots to cloth. Interior pages clean with minimal aging to margins and darkening of top page edges. Bookplate affixed to ffe. Five plates including a fanciful map of the U.S. showing Virginia spanning the country. Very good condition. Quarto. 459 pages. AMERBIO/071421. Very Good.