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1 Addison, Joseph The Guardian, Volume the Second
London Jacob & Richard Tonson 1760 Leather Fair 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 518 pages; Guardian issues # 83-175, published together as Vol the 2nd. Original or period calf. Contents clean and complete save for a front endpage, perhaps. Leather well rotten at spine with vertical cracks and separation between signatures. Bookplate removal scarring to front pastedown. Candidate for rebacking with clean supple contents. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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2 Ambrose, Stephen Eisenhower: Volume I. Soldier, General of the Army, President Elect; 1890-1952 & Volume II. the President [SIGNED]
New York Simon & Schuster 1984 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Maps & Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1387 pages; [SIGNED] 1983 & 1984. HC/DJ. Both volumes 1st edition, 1st printing. Both snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jackets. Both volumes inscribed to the same recipient and signed by Ambrose to the half-title pages. Vol I [Soldier] has the small ink stamp to the bottom edge of the Simon & Schuster "sower" - indicating a likely remaindered copy; the front jacket flap of this 1st volume is price clipped. Second volume price intact ($24.95) to front flap with no stamp. Superficial stress scrunch to crown of the spine panel of Soldier; otherwise just a whisper of shelf evidence to jackets. Illustrated with maps and photographs. A very handsome set, 1st printings with uniform author signatures. ISBNs 0671440691 & 0671499017; 637 & 750 pp. NF/NF 
Price: 250.00 USD
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3 Ambrose, Stephen Nixon [3 Volumes Complete] : The Education of a Politician 1913-1962, The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972, Ruin and Recovery 1973-1990 [SIGNED]
New York Simon & Schuster 1991 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; [SIGNED] 1987 - 1991. Simon & Schuster. All three volumes signed and inscribed by Ambrose to the same individual. First and third books in the trilogy are 1st edition, 1st printing, while the 2nd book "Triumph of a Politician" is a book club edition, though notably in the same size and same quality of binding as the the other 2 titles. First two books signed on the blank front flyleaf while the 3rd book is inscribed on the 2nd front endpage recto. A very handsome and well preserved set with snug, tight bindings and uniformly bright dust jackets. Issue prices intact on books 1 & 3 and flap unclipped on the 2nd book. Just a whisper of shelf evidence to jacket edges. Simon & Schuster "Sower" inkstamp to the bottom edge of the 1st book, perhaps a remainder indication. The books feel and appear unread. Great shelf presence. NF/NF ... Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 495.00 USD
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4 Balch, Thomas Willing Emeric Cruce
Philadelphia, PA Allen, Lane and Scott 1900 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 69 pages; [SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY] Publisher's original textured red cloth, lettered in gilt to cover and spine. Just mild shelf rub to cloth at spine ends and tips. Inconspicuous evidence of a bookplate removed from rear pastedown, of the same size as that at front. Inscribed by Balch to Samuel Dickson, who assisted in the book's preparation. Dickson's engraved, foxhunting themed bookplate mounted to front pastedown. T. W. Balch (1866-1927) practiced law in Philadelphia, devoting much of his time to writing and research in genealogy ans international arbitration. French Monk Emile Coure suggested in his New Cyneas (1623) that international disputes could be mediated by having representatives of all countries meet in one place. His prescient suggestions were not truly adopted until the 20th century. VG copy. Scarce in the original editions. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Banning, Lance Liberty and Order
Indianapolis Liberty Fund 2004 0865974187 / 9780865974180 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 387 pages; Oversize paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Bright, tight and fresh. Feels and appears unread. Prior owner has neatly penned the Library of Congress number to the base of the copyright page. Otherwise unmarked and crisp. NF. ... V 
Price: 9.85 USD
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6 Benton, Thomas Thirty Years' View [2 Volumes]; Or, a History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years from 1820 to 1850
New York D. Appleton & Company 1856 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustration; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1528 pages; 1856 D. Appleton & Co. 1st edition. Two stout volumes, complete in original ribbed brown cloth with ruling and decorative design in blind to covers and spines; title lettering and pictorial seal still generally bright in gilt to spine. Both volumes snugly bound and generally neat with mild bumping and trace fray at corners. A half inch wide two inch long fountain pen ink stain along the rear hinge of the first volume. Foxing largely confined to the endpages and first and last few leaves. Mild stress to cloth at spine ends with just a little fray at the tail of Vol II. Laid in at front is a broadside prospectus for Benton's abridgement of Congressional debates between 1789 and 1856. Prior owner name written on rear endpaper of volume 2. Tissue-guarded frontis in both volumes. Rather welll preserved example. About VG. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Bernstein, Carl & Bob Woodward All the President's Men
New York Simon & Schuster 1974 reprint Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 349 pages; HC/DJ. An early reissue with Simon Schuster masthead but note of distribution by Funk and Wagnalls on copyright page, to rear panel of jacket and in a blind stamp to the surface of the rear board. Note of original $12.95 issue price on front flap. Small Schuster pictorial remainder stamp to bottom edge. Inscribed and signed by Carl Bernstein on the front free endpage to Jere Real. Real was a professor at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. Tight and fresh in a crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Handsome early copy signed by Bernstein. NF/NF; Signed by Author 
Price: 300.00 USD
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8 Bernstein, Herman and Theodore Roosevelt (Foreword) The Willy-Nicky Correspondence; Being the Secret and Intimate Telegrams Exchanged between the Kaiser and the Tsar
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1918 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 158 pages; 1st edition. HC in light blue cloth with titles blindstamped to front cover and on printed paper title label to spine. A solid, clean copy. Prior owner's name penned neatly to front endpage. Cloth lightly crimped at spine ends. Light toning and mild fading to title label at spine. VG or better. Uncommon thus. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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9 Beschloss, Michael Reaching For Glory; Lyndon Johnson's Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965
New York Simon & Schuster 2001 0684804085 / 9780684804088 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 475 pages; 1st printing with complete 1-10 number line on copyright page. Tight, fresh and exceptionally neat in immaculate dust jacket with publisher's $30 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Signed by Beschloss on the title page. Feels and appears as new. F/F; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Bogue, Allan G. The Congressman's Civil War
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1989 0521354056 / 9780521354059 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 210 pages; Hardcover in original green cloth. Tightly bound and fresh. Lacks dust jacket but otherwise about as new. VG++ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Brock, William Ranulf Parties and Political Conscience; American Dilemmas, 1840-1850
Millwood. NY KTO Press 1979 0527118001 / 9780527118006 First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 367 pages; Snug, clean copy in original pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Binding slightly cocked in the spine. Just very mild shelf rub to jacket edges. VG+/NF 
Price: 11.50 USD
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12 Buckland, Gail & John Zweifel & Kathleen Culbert-Aguilar & Gerald Ford & Betty Ford The White House in Miniature
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1994 0393036634 / 9780393036633 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 204 pages; Larger, square format HC/DJ. 1st edition, 1st printing. Signed by model artist/creator, John Zweifel, on the front free endpage. Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged color pictorial dust jacket. Jacket with just mild shelf evudence to edges and a whisper of sunning to about an inch long, narrow area at the crown of the spine. Profusely illustrated with color photographs of the impressive miniatures. NF/VG++; Signed by Artist 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Butler, Judith & Joan W. Scott, Eds. Feminists Theorize the Political
New York Routledge 1992 0415902746 / 9780415902748 Paperback Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 485 pages; Trade paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Tight bright and neat. Light handling wear to covers at edges and corners. Rear cover nicked at front edge. Just light notation pencilled to Contents page. Solid copy. VG- 
Price: 18.95 USD
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14 Camp, George Sidney Democracy
New York Harper & Brothers 1841 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 249 pages; HC in original cloth gilt title lettering to spine. Snug and sound. Just mild scattered foxing to the generally bright and supple pages. Corners lightly bumped; cloth mildly crimped at spine ends. Minor soiling to bottom edge and shallow loss from silverfising to the margins of the rear pastedown. Issued as Harper's Family Library #158. Overall a solid and neat copy. Uncommon. About VG 
Price: 65.00 USD
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15 Caro, Robert A. The Passage of Power; The Years of Lyndon Johnson
New York Knopf 2012 0679405070 / 9780679405078 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 736 pages; Stout HC/DJ. Tight, bright and fresh in title-lettered dust jacket. Trace shelf rub to jacket spine end; front jacket cover slightly bumped at top edge. Feels and appears unread; about as new. Text clean and unmarked. Illustrated with B/W photographs. NF/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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16 Castro, Fidel Discursos
Habana, Cuba Editorial De Ciencias Sociales, Instituto Cubano Del Libro 1976 Paperback Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial flap-fold covers. A bright, clean and neat copy. No marks. Light shelf wear to covers at tips. Solid neat copy. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Chisick, Harvey Historical Dictionary of the Enlightenment
Lanham MD Scarecrow Press 2005 0810850974 / 9780810850972 Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 512 pages; HC in original glossy, color pictorial boards. Exceptionally bright and fresh; feels unread. A library bookplate inside the front and a small barcode label inside the rear board. Otherwise as new. Graded down to VG to rflect superficial institutional ownership indications 
Price: 33.50 USD
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18 Cleere, Gail S. The House on Observatory Hill - Home of the Vice President of the United States
Washington DC U. S. Government Printing Office 1989 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
Photographs, plans and a folding pictorial map; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 74 pages; Larger format paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright snug and neat; no marks. 1st edition. Illustrated throughout with historical photographs and some plans; a large color pictorial map of the grounds is enclosed in publisher provided falp inside the rear cover. Just trace shelf evidence to covers at edges. VG++ to NF 
Price: 17.50 USD
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19 Clinton, Hillary Rodham An Invitation To The White House At Home With History
New York Simon & Schuster 2000 0684857995 / 9780684857992 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Color Photographs; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 324 pages; [SIGNED] 2000 Simon & Schuster. Oversize, square format HC/DJ. 1st edition, 1st printing with complete 1-10 # line on the copyright page. Hillary Rodham Clinton's signature to the blank front free endpage in thin line black marker. Tightly bound, fresh and exceptionally neat with crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket retaining the publisher #35 issue price to the unclipped front flap. Cery handsome and well preserved copy. Signed by the former 1st Lady, Secretary of State and winner of the popular vote in the 2016 Presidential election. NF/NF. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 USD
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20 Cohen, I. Bernard Benjamin Franklin; His Contribution to the American Tradition
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1953 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Snugly bound and neat in clean crisp-edged dust jacket. Light shelf/handling wear to jacket at edges; tiny chips and closed tear at spine ends. Light to moderate sun fading to the jacket at edges and spine. Just light crimping to cloth at spine ends. Contents crisp and neat. Solid unmarked copy. VG+++/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
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