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41 A Portrait of My Father

By: Bush, George W.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, 2014

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed by George W. Bush on publisher's tipped-in page. The corners are bumped. Spine ends are also bumped. A little bumping along the board edges. Trace soil to the page edges. Very light-colored small damp stain to the lower page edge. No names or bookplate. The dust jacket has light wear, bump to the upper spine. Not price clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

AROUND AMERICA. A Tour of Our Magnificent Coastline

By: CRONKITE, Walter. (SIGNED)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Easton Press, 2001

Inscription: Signed by Author


#687 of 1,400 copies. Dark green full leather binding with gilt title and stamped gilt accents. All page edges gilt. Silk moire eps, ribbon bookmarker. Note and COA laid in. Signed by author on presentation page. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Signed by Author View more info

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By: Franklin, Benjamin

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1903

Edition: First Edition


Dark green cloth, gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt. Fore edge pages untrimmed. Fraying, bumping at the corners and spine ends. Bumping to the upper fore edge pages and also to the lower page edges causing 3/8" tears up to page 20. Bumps to the upper fore edge cloth. Former owner inscription in pencil to the front free endpaper. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

CHAIN OF FRIENDSHIP Selected Letters of Dr. John Fothergill of London, 1736-1780

By: Fothergill, John

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Belknap Press, 1971

Edition: First Edition


Dark blue cloth covered boards with title in silver gilt on spine; light bumping and rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Blue pictorial dj with light edgewear and rubbing; mild soiling to rear cover; edges lightly yellowed; protected in removeable mylar. Binding tight, text clean. Trace soil to text block. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 538 pages View more info

Classic Concord as Portrayed by Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and the Alcotts

By: Ticknor, Caroline & May Alcott

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1926


Cloth covered boards, bumped spine, mild edgewear. Top of textblock gilt. Book plate to pastedown. Small sticker to bottom left of ffep. Dj in protective mylar cover. Large chips missing from front cover and rear edges, more mild chipping to spine. 2.5 inch tear to corner. Shows some trace soil and staining. Otherwise in good condition. Binding tight, text clean. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" ; 271 pages View more info

Declaring Independence Jefferson, Natural Language, & the Culture of Performance

By: Fliegelman, Jay

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr, 1993


Cloth covered boards, bumped spine and corner. Some trace soil and small indention to text block. Dj shows some mild edgewear and toning to interior. Otherwise in very good condition. Binding tight, text clean, no names, stickers, or stamps. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 268 pages View more info

DIARY OF EDMUND RUFFIN(3 VOLUMES) Toward Independence, A Dream Shattered, and The Years of Hope

By: Ruffin, Edmund & William Kauffman Scarborough,ed.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr, 1989


664, 706, 993 pp. Tan cloth. Volume one is a second printing. The other volumes are first printings. There is some foxing to the upper page edges of all volumes. These are otherwise all in excellent condition. Completely unmarked. The dust jackets are also nearly fine with no chips or tears. Volume two jacket is price clipped. EXTRA POSTAGE MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THIS HEAVY SET. ; The Library of Southern Civilization; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall View more info

EISENHOWER THE PRESIDENT Volume II (2)

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1984

Edition: Book Club Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


SIGNED by Ambrose with personalised inscription on second blank page. Blue cloth and brown paper covered boards with unevenly sunned spine, mild edgewear and bumped spine ends. Dj in mylar has wear and light creasing to edges. Binding tight, text clean. Gift inscription to ffep. Light foxing and soil to text block. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 750 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930

By: Dumenil, Lynn

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press, 1984

Edition: First Edition


Signed copy. Cloth boards with protective mylar. Book is VG, DJ is G (1.5 inch surface tear to the front cover and some additional light wear from usage), but it is protected with mylar from further damage. Book itself is in fine shape. No marking, stickers, or names. Clean copy, crisp illustrations. ; Princeton Legacy Library; 8.50 X 5.50 X 1.90 inches; 305 pages View more info

IMAGES OF THE SOUTH Visits with Eudora Welty and Walker Evans

By: IMAGES OF THE SOUTH

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Memphis, TN, Center for Southern Folklore, 1977

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition


Some light edgewear; scattered very light soiling on rear cover. ; Southern Folklore Reports, Number 1; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 43 pages View more info

Intimate Papers of Colonel House. 2 Volume Set

By: Seymour, Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn Limited, 1926

Edition: First English Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Two cloth volumes. Light green. Lengthy inscription by House to the front free endpaper to Brand Whitlock, who is mentioned in the book several times. Whitlock was ambassador to Belgium as well as an author of numerous books. There is fading and light soiling to the spines. Several nicks to the cloth fore edge and one also to the front spine edge of volume two. Bumped corners. A 1/2" tear to one upper spine corner and one lower spine corner of volume one. ; 8vo 8&#... View more info

Most Complete & Authentic History of the Life & Public Services of General U.S. Grant

By: Dieck, Herman

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Hero Publishing Company, 1885

Edition: First Edition


Full maroon leather, gilt lettering on the spine. Decoration and portrait in gilt on the front. All page edges gilt. Illustrated with engravings and maps. The corners are bumped with the boards showing. Shallow chipping along the upper spine end. Wear about the edges. The spine is faded. Very tight and unmarked interior. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 815 pages View more info

MY AMERICA What My Country Means to Me, by 150 Americans from All Walks of Life

By: Downs, Hugh

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Easton Press, 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Burgundy full leather binding with gilt title and gilt stamped accents. All page edges gilt. Silk moire eps, ribbon bookmarker. Note and COA laid in. Signed by author on presentation page. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Signed by Author View more info

NEW ENGLAND Indian Summer, 1865-1915

By: Brooks, Van Wyck

Price: $30.00

Publisher: E. P. Dutton, 1940

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


SIGNED by author on limitation page and #244 of 997 signed numbered copies. Quarter cloth and marbled paper covered boards with removeable clear plastic protector. Spine slightly faded. No slipcase. Binding tight, text clean. Pages gilt topped. Some brown spots in the hinges probably from the glue used. Previous owner bookplate to front pastedown.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 557 pages; Signed by Author View more info

NUEVA VIZCAYA Heartland of the Spanish Frontier

By: Jones Jr., Oakah L.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press, 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Grey cloth covered boards with title in silver gilt on spine and pink gilt on front cover. Ends of spine and corners bumped. Binding tight, text clean. Trace soil to text block; very light foxing to top edge. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "Inscribed especially for Harry Crosby with best regards, Oakah L. Jones, 9 Nov. 1990". ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 342 pages; Signed by Author View more info