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.
Mobile, AL: circa 1990. Paperback. Uncommon. Published posthumously, this is the memoir of author Rev. Albert S. Foley (1912 - 1990), a Jesuit priest and professor of sociology who worked for racial integration in Alabama. He also tracked, researched, wrote articles about, and actively opposed the Ku Klux Klan. In addition to personal details about his early life, this memoir discusses encounters with the KKK who called themselves the Knights of the White Camellia in Alabama after they were officially disbanded in 1875. Foley also examines his early racist Southern views and how he came to recognize them, ultimately overcome them, and fight for African American civil rights including stopping segregation in Alabama. In this memoir he recounts lynchings, bombings of African American homes, police brutality to African Americans (which he took it upon himself to personally investigate and document), rifts between himself and the Catholic Church relating to his activism, personal encounters with the KKK, book deals, tv appearances, and more. He wrote and published several books during his lifetime and worked actively against the KKK. Not a formally published book, this is spiral bound with clear acetate covers. According to a note from the editor, this memoir was pieced together from several autobiographical manuscripts by Foley which address different events in his life. All were discovered posthumously and combined here despite being somewhat disjointed. It includes several black and white photographic illustrations. A copy of Foley's family tree is taped inside of the front cover. Creasing to rear cover and last few pages of text. Previous owner marking in pen to front pictorial cover. 196 pages. REL/070920. Very 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.
Philadelphia: Sherman and Company, 1878. Hardcover. About Samuel Milby Harrington, a prominent Delaware Lawyer who died at a young age. Very good in black cloth covered boards with silver title to front board. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends and minor discoloration to exterior. frontis. Inscribed to Victor Dupont, a prominant Delaware lawyer and member of the Dupont family, from Austin Harrington. American Biographical History. BIO112031. 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.
Hartford: Silas Andrus, 1819. Hardcover. Third edition of this early memoir of Jackson, published ten years before he became president. This copy, while readable, is in poor condition. Leather boards are beaten up and curled. Endpapers are written on, including on the free front endpaper "Union Library No. 302 Out 4 weeks." Presumably a child has glued a cut out illustration of a train engine to rear free endpaper. Missing frontis portrait. Pages are browned but, again, legible. 312 pages. Poor.
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.
Warner Paperback Library, 1975. Paperback. "At sixteen, Fannie Bell Fleming from the mountains became Blaze Starr, the stripper. She wowed them in clubs across the country, carried on with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Frank Rizzo, and nearly married the Governor of Louisiana, Early Long. This is her story" (back cover). Bound in off-white paper wrappers with red title to spine and front cover. Photographic illustration of Blaze Starr to front cover. Crease and short closed tear to rear cover. Creasing to spine. Browning to interior, but text remains bright and legible. Remnants of an old price sticker to rear cover. Includes 16 pages of black and white photographs (some with partial nudity). 206 pages. AMERBIO/062118. Very Good.