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181 United States House of Representatives Acts Passed at the First Session of the Second Congress of the United States of America; Begun and Held At the City of Philadelphia on Monday the Twenty Fourth of October, in the Year MDCCXCI
Philadelphia E. Oswald 1793 First Edition Leather Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 380 pages; Being the second volume of the collected acts passed at the first and second congresses, this volume contains the state ratifications of the Bill of Rights amendments, the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793, the important first American patent law of 1792, the Militia Act of 1792 among many other important early American laws. Treaties passed by the joint houses appear on pages 220 - 380. [28] pages at rear of contents and index. Soundly bound in period speckled calf with red morocco title label (Laws of State) at spine. This copy has been professionally rebacked using a sympathetic calf and the original spine leather laid down. Light to moderate rubbing to leather at tips and surfaces with a light score near the bottom edge of the lower board. Single blanks at front and rear. No half title page. Damp tide lines visible on pastedowns and blanks but not so to text pages. Expected scattered light toning and spotting, though the contents in general are clean and not foxed. Professionally and attractively rebacked retaining original boards and spine. Thus nearly VG 
Price: 900.00 USD
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182 Various White House History: a Journal Published by the White House Historical Association: [Nos. 1 - 23, Sequetial and Complete Thus: 1983 - 2008]
Washington DC White House Historical Association 2008 Paperback Near Fine 
Color Photographs; diagrams, facsimile documents; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1983 - 2008. White House Historical Association. Sequential run of the first 23 issues of the sporadically issued Journal of White House History. Usually 60 to 96 pages. Vol I, No 1 saddle stapled; latter 22 issued perfect bound. In bright glossy illustrated covers. With hundreds of unique papers on specialized White House and Presidential history. Profusely illustrated. Generally uniform in condition; very fresh and neat with just trace shelf evidence to cover edges. VG++ to NF. ... Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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183 Various; Tercentenary Commission Of The State Of Connecticut Committee On Historical Publications Set of Issues # 1 - 40: Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut Committee on Historical Publications; Bound in Two Volumes
New Haven Yale University Press 1933 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1933 - 1935. Sequential and complete set of the first 40 issues of the historical booklets published to commemorate the tercentanary of Connecticut. Ex-library bound in two hardcover volumes with original title wraps bound in. Issued were originally held as single issues with each booklet exhibiting trace remnant of a call slip to the inside of the rear cover wrap and each front wrap with the institution's bookplate on the inner verso surface. Sturdily bound in heavy blue buckram with basic title lettering in gilt to spines. Catalog labels to base of spines. Occasional pencil notation on title page by Library staff. Illustrations include fold-out maps and diagrams and some photos and figures in text. Superb collection of historical papers. Well preserved the contents are VG though the overall condition is graded to reflect prior library ownership. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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184 Wahlstrom, Carl Erhard Abraham Lincoln, Servant of the People
Worcester, MA Achille J. St. Onge 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
frontis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 56 pages; Smaller format HC in original purple cloth with title lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Cloth sunned and fading a little at spine and corners of upper board. Prior owner name blacked out with marker on front endpage. Otherwise snug and neat. Frontis illustration. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
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185 Warner, Michael The Letters of the Republic; Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America
Cambrdge Harvard University Press 1992 0674527860 / 9780674527867 Paperback Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Bright, tight and fresh. Feels and apears unread and about as new. NF 
Price: 10.00 USD
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186 Watkins Jr., William J. Crossroads for Liberty Recovering the Anti-Federalist Values of America's First Constitution
Independent Institute 2016 1598132792 / 9781598132793 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 336 pages; New copy 
Price: 24.50 USD
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187 Wecter, Dixon When Johnny Comes Marching Home [Signed Association Copy]
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1944 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 588 pages; Inscribed by the author to then very highly regarded American novelist, Joseph Hergesheimer. "For Joseph Hergesheimer/ with the compliments of Marcella du Pont, and the best wisheds of a common friend .... [etc]// Dixon Wecter / December 1944." Bound in orange cloth with title lettering brightly in black to cover and spine. Pictorial dust jacket bright and clean with just light shelf rub at edges. Price clipped front flap. Assumed early reprinting without year of publication on the title page. NF/VG+; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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188 Weinrib, Laura The Taming of Free Speech America’s Civil Liberties Compromise
Harvard University Press 2016 0674545710 / 9780674545717 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 480 pages; New copy in dust jacket 
Price: 33.00 USD
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189 Weston, Florence The Presidential Election of 1828 (Perspectives in American History Series, No, 22)
Philadelphia, PA Porcupine Press 1974 0879913347 / 9780879913342 reprint Hardcover Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 217 pages; Bright, tight and fresh. No marks. Board corners sharp. Feels and appears unread. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Cleveland, OH Press of Leader Printing Co 1879 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Maps, portraits; engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 523 pages; 1879 Press of Leader Printing Co. Oversize HC in original gilt lettered brown cloth with original leather spine laid down on a rebacked spine. Cloth at corners and lower edge rubbed with surface abrasions and boards showing through. Binding snug and contents complete. Illustrated with steel plate engraved portraits and lithographed views. Hand colored county maps appear near front. Gift inscription penned at front appears to be "to the Fire Lands Historical Society... From Starling Hays? ... A small gift label to the front pastedown names the Public Library of Norwalk, OH. Whole volume rebacked with heavy sized binder's cloth and with the majority of the leather spine laid down. Some several pages are rubbed and a little furred at edges. Solid copy, well illustrated. G+ ... Oversize book will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 220.00 USD
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191 Wilson, Harold S. Confederate Industry; Manufacturers and Quartermasters in the Civil War
Jackson, MS University Press of Mississippi 2002 1578068177 / 9781578068173 Paperback Near Fine 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 412 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, tight and fresh; no marks. Feels and appears unread.Just a whisper of shelf evidence to edges. NF 
Price: 19.95 USD
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192 Wilson, Woodrow A Day Of Dedication; The Essential Writings & Speeches of Woodrow Wilson
Norwalk, Connecticut Easton Press 1988 Hardcover Fine 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 478 pages; Bound in full rich blue leather with elaborate decorative and title design stamped brightly in gilt. All edges gilt. Hubbed spine and Presidential seal endpages. Lovely copy. Feels and appears unread and about as new. No marks or attached bookplates. Fine. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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193 Winick, Charles and Paul M. Kinsie The Lively Commerce; Prostitution in the United States
New York Quadrangle Books 1971 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
1971 Quadrangle Books HC/DJ 2nd printing. Square, tight and very neat. No marks. Bright fresh dust jacket; just about as new. F/F; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; 2nd printing. Square, tight and neat. No marks. Bright fresh dust jacket with just mild toning to the lighter areas of the cover panel. NF/NF 
Price: 12.00 USD
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194 Winter, William Wallet of Time; Containing Personal, Biographical and Critical Reminiscence of the American Theatre
New York Moffat, Yard & Co 1913 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1346 pages; Stout 2 volume hardcover set. Snugly bound and neat in original dark blue cloth with title lettering in gilt. Light general shelf/handling wear to externals; cloth at spine ends crimped and lightly stressed. Mild fading to cloth at spines with gilt lettering just a little dulled. Illustrated with b&w illustrations. Contents bright, clean and unmarked. Illustrated with photographic portraits of the leading figures and actors in the theatre. Limited edition of 1250 copies. Clean solid copies. VG+....Oversize set may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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195 Winthrop, Bemjamin R. The Washington Chair, Presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Benjamin R. Winthrop
Massachusetts Historical Society 1859 offset Paperback Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 7 pages; Circa 1859. Offset reprint from the proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. In original title lettered wraps. Illustrated with a tissue guarded engraving of the chair. Light toning and mild shelf soiling to cover. Mild stress top front corner. 7 page paper on the details on the production and gift of the chair created from materials salvaged from the first Presidential Mansion in NYC. About VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
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196 Wood, Frederick S. & Calvin Coolidge (Intro) Roosevelt as We Knew Him; The Personal Recollections of One Hundred and Fifty of His Friends and Associates
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1954 Reprint Hardcover Very Good 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 488 pages; Reprint of the 1927 original edition. HC in original dark grey cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to cover and spine. Snugly bound, clean and neat. Just light shelf/handling wear to cloth at edges and spine ends. Illustrated with photographs on glossy paper stock. Solid unmarked copy. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
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197 Yearns, W. Buck The Confederate Congress
Athens GA University of Georgia Press 1960 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 293 pages; Clean, neat, solid copy in a fresh and crisp edged original dust jacket. Prior owner's very neat notation of purchase location and price penned in very small script to the front endpage. Spine just slightly cocked. Jacket price clipped front flap. NF/NF- 
Price: 35.00 USD
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198 Young, Samuel Hall Alaska Days with John Muir,
New York Fleming H. Revell Company 1915 Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 226 pages; HC in navy cloth with titles and pictorial design in white and gray to front cover. Title lettering at spine well rubbed and indistinct. Soundly bound and clean. Prior owner's name penned to inside front cover; otherwise unmarked. Cloth at tips and spine ends lightly rubbed with a small spot of fray to the top rear corner of the crown. Illustrated with B&W photographs. G++ to VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
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199 [David M Hogan, Ed] The American's Guide: : Comprising the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation; the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitutions of the Several States Composing the Union. Viz. Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois,
Philadelphia Towar & Hogan 1832 Second Edition Full leather Good 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 428 pages; 3rd edition issued by this publisher (after 1828 and 1830 issues). Text block is bright and clean. Speckled calf over boards missing front board but with rear board attached and spine bright and pleasant. Red morocco leather spine label with gilt titles. Missing front endpages; first page of the book is the title page and all else complete. Includes the Declaration, Constitution of the US with amendments and the constitutions of the first 24 states ending with Missouri. Lacking the front board but otherwise very neat with a VG text block. 
Price: 89.50 USD
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