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O Shepherd, Speak!
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O Shepherd, Speak!

by Sinclair, Upton [Roosevelt, Eleanor]

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Monrovia, CA: Published by the Author, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very good/very good. Inscribed to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, first edition of O Shepherd, Speak! by Upton Sinclair.. Octavo, ix, 629pp. Red cloth, title in silver on spine. Top edge dyed red. Stated "First Published in July 1949" on copyright page. Solid text block, sunning to spine, faint marks to front cover, lightly bumped corners. In the publisher's first state dust jacket, $3.50 retail price on front flap, faint soiling to front panel, wear to edges. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt / with sincere regards / Upton Sinclair." With Eleanor Roosevelt's bookplate and an estate label affixed to front pastedown. O Shepherd, Speak! is the tenth novel in Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd series. Budd is a socialite who engages with various high ranking world leaders throughout the early 20th century. This novel, covering 1945 and 1946, includes President Roosevelt's decline in… Read More
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O-SONO and the magician's nephew and the elephant; illustrated by Spanfeller
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O-SONO and the magician's nephew and the elephant; illustrated by Spanfeller

by Morgan, Henry

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New York: Vanguard Press, Inc, 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine/very good. Signed first edition of O-SONO and the magician's nephew and the elephant by Henry Morgan, with illustrations by Spanfeller.. Quarto, [40pp]. Green cloth, title in silver on spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Slight lean to text block, light wear to corners, faint soiling to illustrated endpapers, a near fine example. In the publisher's dust jacket, $3.50 retail price on the front flap, tape repairs to verso, a few short closed tears, small stains to panels, faint transference from text block to jacket. Signed by the author opposite title page: "For Lucy! Henry Morgan.
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Observations of an Illinois Boy in Battle, Camp and Prisons - 1861 to 1865
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Observations of an Illinois Boy in Battle, Camp and Prisons - 1861 to 1865

by Eby, Henry H.

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Mendota, Illinois: By The Author, 1910. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. First edition of Observations of an Illinois Boy in Battle by Henry H. Eby.. Octavo, 284pp. Maroon cloth, title in gilt on spine and front cover. Frontispiece portrait. Includes two original sketches by Fred T. Larson, a wartime comrade of Eby, which can found in the book. (Nevins I: 190) (Dornbusch I-26) An enlisted man's story of the battles of Richmond, Danville and his escape attempt. Considered one of the best descriptions of Belle Isle Prison available. Includes invitation to soldier reunion in 1919.
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Observations On Senator Douglas's Views Of Popular Sovereignty, As Expressed In Harpers'...

Observations On Senator Douglas's Views Of Popular Sovereignty, As Expressed In Harpers' Magazine, For September, 1859

by Douglas, Stephen A.

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Washington DC: Thomas McGill, 1859. Second Edition. Wraps. Very good. Second edition of Observations on Senator Douglas's Views of Popular Sovereignty, as Expressed in Harpers' Magazine, for September, 1859.. Octavo, 24pp. Stated "second edition" on title page. Original wraps, bound at spine with twine. Light toning to cover, generally clean text. (Sabin 20693) This followed the first edition the same year. Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861) was a Democratic senator from Illinois, who ran against Lincoln in 1858 for the Senate seat from Illinois. Their eloquent debates, which would be published in 1860 as the Lincoln-Douglas Debates would help launch the presidential candidacy of Lincoln against Douglas in 1860. During his time in the Senate, Douglas advocated for the principle of popular sovereignty, which allowed new western territories to decide for themselves if slavery would be permitted within their borders. In 1850, he advocated for the Compromise of 1850, which aimed to keep an equal number of… Read More
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Occasional Addresses
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Occasional Addresses

by Williams, Geo. H.

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Portland: F.W. Baltes and Company, 1895. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine. The first edition of Occasional Addresses with an inscription by the author George H. Williams.. Octavo, 208pp. Full green cloth, trim stamped in blind to covers, title in gilt on front cover. Green patterned endpapers. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, light wear to corners, a near fine example. Includes a frontispiece portrait of the author protected by a tissue guard. Signed by Williams "With his compliments" on the title page below the author statement. George Henry Williams (1823-1910) had a prolific political career, serving as Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court from 1853-1858, US Senator from Oregon from 1871-1875, and US Attorney General from 1871-1875. In his time as Attorney General under President Ulysses S. Grant, Williams continued prosecutions that shut down the Ku Klux Klan and dealt with election disputes that frequently emerged during Reconstruction.
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Odds and Ends; In Verse and Prose. Illustrated by George Cruikshank, From Designs by the Author
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Odds and Ends; In Verse and Prose. Illustrated by George Cruikshank, From Designs by the Author

by [Cruikshank, George] Merle, William Henry

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London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831. First Edition. Full leather. Near fine. First edition of Odds and Ends by William Henry Merle.. Small octavo, vi, [4], 146pp, [2]. Full tan morocco, gilt-ruled borders. Five raised bands, title in gilt on brown morocco label affixed to gilt-embellished spine. All edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Bound by Bartlett & Co. in Boston. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, light wear to corners, a near fine example. Complete with thirteen illustrations, including an etching by Cruikshank. (Cohn 552) An attractive copy.
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Of Flight and Life
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Of Flight and Life

by Lindbergh, Charles A.

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/very good. First edition of Charles Lindbergh's Of Flight and Life, inscribed to close family friend Ruth Thomas.. Twelvemo, viii, 56pp. Blue cloth, title printed on spine. First edition with "Scribner's A" on copyright page. Solid text block, touch of wear to cloth. In the publisher's dust jacket, $1.50 on front flap, tape repairs to top and bottom edges of verso, light wear to corners and spine, a touch of shelf wear. Blue and silver text vibrant and clear. Inscribed on the half-title: "To Ruth Thomas / with best wishes from / Charles A. Lindbergh / August 1948." Ruth Thomas watched the Lindbergh children throughout the 1940s and completed some secretarial work for the family as well. Thomas was close with Charles' wife, Anne Lindbergh, but the two had a complex relationship, as recorded in Anne's letters.
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Of Human Bondage; With an Introduction by Theodore Dreiser & Sixteen Etchings by John Sloan
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Of Human Bondage; With an Introduction by Theodore Dreiser & Sixteen Etchings by John Sloan

by Maugham, W. Somerset

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New Haven: The Limited Editions Club/Yale University Press, 1938. Limited Edition. Cloth. Near fine. From the Limited Editions Club, this is Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham, with illustrations by John Sloan.. Octavo, [two volumes], xiv, 406pp; 407-805pp. Textured cloth, title in gilt on spine. Speckled edges. Sunning to spines. Clean covers, text free of markings. In publisher's original cardboard slipcase, title on label affixed to spine. Light shelf wear, some cracking to seams on bottom edge. From a limited edition of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator, John Sloan, this being number 592.
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Off The Sidelines; Raise Your Voice, Change the World
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Off The Sidelines; Raise Your Voice, Change the World

by Gillibrand, Kirsten

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New York: Ballantine Books, 2014. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Signed first edition of Off The Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.. Octavo, xviii, 194pp, [4]. Gray hardcover, title stamped in gilt on black spine. Stated "first edition" with a full number line on the copyright page. Solid text block, free of any marks or notations. In the publisher's dust jacket, $26.00 on front flap, "signed copy" sticker on front panel, light shelf wear, a very good example. This copy is signed on the front flyleaf by the author. Includes a foreword by Hillary Clinton.
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The Office
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The Office

by Brown, Fredric

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc, 1958. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine/very good. First edition of The Office by Fredric Brown.. Octavo, 246pp. Cream cloth, title on spine. Stated "first edition" on copyright page. Light toning to endpapers, otherwise a fine example. In publisher's dust jacket, $3.50 on front flap, light shelf wear to both panels, pen mark over price on front flap, bright illustrations. Fredric Brown was an American science fiction, mystery, short fantasy and black comedy writer. His first novel, The Fabulous Clipjoint, won an Edgar Award for outstanding mystery novel. Another novel, The Screaming Mimi, was adapted into a film in 1958. He is widely considered one of the best Science Fiction Writers of the 20th Century. Fredric Brown died in 1972, having published over 100 works of fiction. Since his death, many of his early pulp novels have been republished and have found a cult following.
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Officers and Gentlemen
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Officers and Gentlemen

by Waugh, Evelyn

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1955. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine/very good. First edition of Officers and Gentlemen, the second book in the Sword of Honor trilogy, written by Evelyn Waugh.. Octavo, 335pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Top edge dyed navy. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, touch of rubbing to spine, a near fine example. Previous ownership inscription to front endpaper, covered by jacket flap. In the publisher's dust jacket, 12s. 6d. retail price on front flap, professional restoration to corners and head and tail of spine to reinforce structure. Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was a renowned English novelist known for his distinctive satirical style. Educated at Oxford, Waugh gained early recognition with his debut novel, "Decline and Fall" (1928), and went on to produce a series of critically acclaimed works, including "A Handful of Dust" (1934) and "Brideshead Revisited" (1945).
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Official Program: 37th 500-Mile Race

Official Program: 37th 500-Mile Race

by [Indianapolis 500]

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Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp, 1953. First Edition. Paperback. Very good. Official Race Program for the Thirty-Seventh 500 Mile Race, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30th, 1953.. Octavo, [89]. Laid-in "Starting Positions" bi-fold booklet. Original wrappers, printed in color, bound at spine with staples. Binding solid. Light soiling and shelf wear to covers. Includes hundreds of black and white photographs and advertisements in vibrant colors. The 37th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race held on May 30th, 1953, was known as the "Hottest 500," with track temperatures exceeding 130 degrees Fahrenheit. The race was won by Bill Vukovich.
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Official Letters of the Military And Naval Officers Of The United States; During The War With...
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Official Letters of the Military And Naval Officers Of The United States; During The War With Great Britain In The Years 1812, 13, 14, & 15. With Some Additional Letters And Documents Elucidating The History Of That Period

by [Brannan, John]

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Washington City: The Editor, 1823. First Edition. Full calf. Very good. First edition of Official Letters of the Military and Naval Officers of the United States During the War with Great Britain in the Years 1812, 13, 14, and 15.. Octavo, 510pp. Original brown calf, title in gilt over red morocco label affixed to spine. All edges dyed yellow. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, covers slightly bowed. Calf is worn along edges with bumped corners. Faint foxing throughout, primarily to endpapers. (Howes B722) (Sabin 7411) (Shoemaker 11979) Inscribed by the previous owner on the front free endpaper: "William R. Wendt / Colonel United States Marine Corps. / Armed Force Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia / January, 1952." Brigadier General William R. Wendt was the recipient of the Legion of Merit for meritorious service in the Pacific Theater of Operations in 1945. Wendt served in the Fourth Marine Division, then as First Assistant Naval Attaché in China. After the war, he returned to the… Read More
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Official Program: Inaugural Ceremonies of John F. Kennedy; Thirty-fifth President of the United...
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Official Program: Inaugural Ceremonies of John F. Kennedy; Thirty-fifth President of the United States and Lyndon B. Johnson, Thirty-seventh Vice President of the United States. Washington, D.C., January 20, 1961

by [Kennedy, John F.] [Stevenson, Adlai]

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Washington DC: Kennedy-Johnson Inaugural Committee, 1961. Limited DeLuxe Edition. Leather bound. Fine. Adlai Stevenson's personal copy of the Official Program for President John F. Kennedy's inauguration, the scarce limited deluxe edition. Adlai Stevenson II was John F. Kennedy's chief political rival for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination.. Octavo, 63pp, [3], 31pp, [1]. Full blue morocco, title in gilt on cover with "Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson" stamped in gilt at lower corner. Numerous illustrations, internally fine. This copy is number 30 of the Limited DeLuxe Edition, each copy individually signed by Inaugural Committee General Chairman, E.H. Foley. Includes an E.H. Foley business card affixed to front free endpaper with a paperclip, and noting "Cheers! Ed." An exceptional association copy. Adlai Stevenson II (1900-1965) was a two-time Democratic presidential nominee (1952 and 1956) and a potential "draft" candidate in 1960. Stevenson refused to campaign for the 1960 Democratic nomination,… Read More
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An Ohio Night; Proceedings Of The Ohio Society Of New York On The Occasion Of The Presentation By...
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An Ohio Night; Proceedings Of The Ohio Society Of New York On The Occasion Of The Presentation By Its President, Colonel William L. Strong, Of The Portrait of Gen. W.T. Sherman

by [McKinley, William]

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New York: Ohio Society of New York, 1893. First Edition. Pamphlet. Near fine. Souvenir monograph signed by Ohio Gov. William McKinley, An Ohio Night: Proceedings Of The Ohio Society Of New York, February 13, 1893. This monograph was presented to members of the Ohio Society at the following years dinner, where Gov. William McKi. Octavo, 24pp, [2]. Textured white vellum cover, title stamped in silver, saddle-stich binding. Light wear to tips, internally clean. Frontispiece portrait of General William T. Sherman, with tissue cover. Signed in pencil on the front endpaper by future president of the United States, William McKinley. William McKinley (1843-1901) was serving as the 39th Governor of Ohio when this pamphlet was produced in 1893 and was the featured speaker at the 1894 dinner in New York. This work was presented to the membership at the 1894 meeting, as noted on the front cover and in the minutes of the 1894 assembly. The pamphlet includes a transcript of the 1893 meeting, which occurred at the… Read More
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Ohio Town
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Ohio Town

by Santmyer, Helen Hooven

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Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1962. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine/near fine. Signed first edition of Ohio Town by Helen Hooven Santmyer. Octavo, 309pp. Green/gray boards. Publishers dust jacket, near fine, price of $5.75 on front panel, slight wear to top edge of spine, otherwise bright illustrations. Illustrated end papers. Light foxing to outer edges, not affecting text or internals. Signed by the author, Helen Santmyer, on the half title with a generous inscription. An interesting history of Xenia Ohio.
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Old London Cries; And The Cries Of To-Day With Heaps of Quaint Cuts Including Hand-coloured...
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Old London Cries; And The Cries Of To-Day With Heaps of Quaint Cuts Including Hand-coloured Frontispiece

by Tuer, Andrew W.

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London: Field & Tuear, The Leadenhall Press, E.C., 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition of Old London Cries by Andrew W. Tuer.. Twelvemo, 137pp, [6pp ads]. Green marbled paper-covered boards, title in black on paper labels affixed to front cover and spine. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, faint foxing throughout, small stain to front cover. Hand-colored frontispiece of a woman crying "Flowers, penny a bunch." Additional 52 black and white illustrations included throughout the text. "Old London Cries" is a charming collection of engravings and descriptions of the street vendors and their cries that once filled the bustling streets of London. Compiled by Andrew W. Tuer, this book provides a nostalgic glimpse into the vibrant market culture of 19th-century London, capturing the sights and sounds of a bygone era.
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Old Mackinaw; Or, The Fortress Of The Lakes And Its Surroundings
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Old Mackinaw; Or, The Fortress Of The Lakes And Its Surroundings

by Strickland, William Peter

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Philadelphia: James Challen & Son, 1860. First Edition, First Issue. Cloth. Very good. First edition, first issue of Old Mackinaw by W.P. Strickland.. Octavo, 404pp. Publisher's original green cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Yellow endpapers. Intermittent foxing. Corners and top spine end rubbed, worn through in places. Shelf wear to covers, soiling to front cover. Complete with frontispiece, map and three plates all present, offsetting of plates to opposite page. (Sabin 92821) A very good example.
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Old Naval Days; Sketches From The Life Of Rear Admiral William Radford, U.S.N.
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Old Naval Days; Sketches From The Life Of Rear Admiral William Radford, U.S.N.

by De Meissner, Sophie Radford [Radford, Rear Admiral William]

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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine/very good. First edition of Old Naval Days by Sophie Radford De Meissner, in the scarce original dust jacket.. Small octavo, x, 389pp. Blue cloth, border stamped in blind on front cover, title in gilt on front cover and spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, faint toning to endpapers, light rubbing to corners and spine, a near fine example. Complete with 19 full-page plates, including frontispiece. In publisher's dust jacket, faint soiling to front and rear panels, slight chipping to corners and spine, toning to spine, one short closed tear to rear panel, a very good example. This biography, written by the subject's daughter, Sophie Radford De Meissner, outlines the naval achievements of Rear Admiral William Radford (1809-1890). Radford served during the Mexican-American War and fought for the Union in the Civil War despite being born in Virginia.
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The Old Oaken Bucket

The Old Oaken Bucket

by Palmer, Frances Flora [Currier & Ives]

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New York: Currier & Ives, 1864. Lithograph. Lithograph. Near fine. From Currier & Ives, The Old Oaken Bucket by Frances Flora Palmer, published in 1864.. Lithographed and published by Currier & Ives at 152 Nassau St., New York. Short closed tear along top edge, archival tissue repair. Printed on wove paper. Includes 2 stanzas and 4 lines of verse by Samuel T. Woodworth. Original artwork by Frances Flora Bond Palmer. Image measures 15 15/16 x 23 3/8. (Conningham 4576) In wood frame, not examined outside of frame. An attractive work. "When Frances "Fanny" Flora Bond Palmer moved to New York from England in 1844 she was thirty-two and an accomplished artist and printmaker. Initially, Fanny and her husband Seymour operated a small print-shop in lower Manhattan, similar to one they had run in Leicester (United Kingdom). In 1849, the couple moved to Brooklyn after the business closed. Nathaniel Currier recognized Palmer's talent and began to buy her drawings to use as print designs. After Currier & Ives… Read More
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