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The Guardian, Volume the Second

By: Addison, Joseph

Price: $22.50

Publisher: London, Jacob & Richard Tonson: 1760

Seller ID: 23806

Condition: 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. View more info

Nixon [3 Volumes Complete] : The Education of a Politician 1913-1962, The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972, Ruin and Recovery 1973-1990 [SIGNED]

By: Ambrose, Stephen

Price: $495.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 32683

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 ... View more info

Eisenhower: Volume I. Soldier, General of the Army, President Elect; 1890-1952 & Volume II. the President [SIGNED]

By: Ambrose, Stephen

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 32731

Condition: 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... View more info

Emeric Cruce

By: Balch, Thomas Willing

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Allen, Lane and Scott: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13460

Condition: Very Good


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. F... View more info

Liberty and Order

By: Banning, Lance

Price: $9.85

Publisher: Indianapolis, Liberty Fund: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20860

ISBN: 0865974187

Condition: 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 View more info

Not Peace but a Sword; The Political Theology of the English Revolution (Expanded Edition)

By: Baskerville, Stephen

Price: $33.50

Publisher: Eugene, OR, Pickwick Publications: 2018

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 38427

ISBN: 1498291767

Condition: Very Good+


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 414 pages; Larger format paperback in glossy, color illustrated covers. Bright, tight and fresh; feels and appears unread. Superficial shelf bump lower front corner. Just about as new. VG++ to NF. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Thirty Years' View [2 Volumes]; Or, a History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years from 1820 to 1850

By: Benton, Thomas

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Company: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23712

Condition: 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 ju... View more info

Selected Writings on the Constitution

By: Berger, Raoul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cumberland, VA, James River Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38614

ISBN: 0940973006

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 308 pages; 1st printing. Tightly bound and fresh in crispe edged dust jacket. Just a whiusper of sunning to the jacket spine edge. Handsome fresh copy not far from as new. NF/VG++ View more info

The Presidency of James K. Polk

By: Bergeron, Paul H

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1991

Seller ID: 37942

Condition: Fine


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 310 pages; Bound in full gray-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 as new. Easton's Collector Notes sheet laid in at front; publisher's blank bookplate to the front pastedown. No marks or names. Fine. View more info

All the President's Men

By: Bernstein, Carl & Bob Woodward

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1974

Edition: reprint

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23404

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 ... View more info

The Willy-Nicky Correspondence; Being the Secret and Intimate Telegrams Exchanged between the Kaiser and the Tsar

By: Bernstein, Herman and Theodore Roosevelt (Foreword)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18964

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" 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. View more info

Addresses Delivered At the Celebration of the One Hundred and Fourth Anniversary of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln

By: Bernstorff, Johann Heinrich Von, and Joseph W. Bailey & Lincoln Centennial Association

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Springfield IL, Lincoln Centennial Association: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37725

Condition: Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 56 pages; HC is snugly bound in original heavy olive green cloth with leather title label to spine. Text printed on hand made paper. Just light shelf rub at corner tips. Prior owner's pictorial bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ View more info

Political Discussions, Legislative, Diplomatic and Popular, 1856-1886.

By: Blaine, James Gillespie

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Norwich, Conn., The Henry Bill Publishing Company: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38630

Condition: Very Good+


Portraits; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 525 pages; HC in original pebbled brown cloth. Covers blind ruled and titled in gilt. Gilt titling and design to spine are bright. Square, snug and very neat. Contemporary owner name in fountain pen on title page and later owner's name stamp on endpage. Frontis engraved portrait. All quite solid and clean. VG+ View more info

The Congressman's Civil War

By: Bogue, Allan G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31257

ISBN: 0521354056

Condition: 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++ View more info

The White House in Miniature

By: Buckland, Gail & John Zweifel & Kathleen Culbert-Aguilar & Gerald Ford & Betty Ford

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 32976

ISBN: 0393036634

Condition: 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 View more info

Roosevelt (2 Volume Set) : The Lion and the Fox & the Soldier of Freedom

By: Burns, James MacGregor

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1985

Seller ID: 37932

Condition: Fine


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 2 volume set, complete. Tightly bound in full dark blue leather with elaborate decorative and title design stamped brightly in gilt. All edges gilt. Hubbed spine, silk moire endleaves, satin ribbon marker stitched in. Printed on fine, archival, neutral pH paper stock. All edges brightly gilt. Easton's Collector Notes sheet laid in at front; publisher's blank bookplate to the front pastedown. No marks or names. Fine. . ... Oversize book set will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Feminists Theorize the Political

By: Butler, Judith & Joan W. Scott, Eds.

Price: $18.95

Publisher: New York, Routledge: 1992

Seller ID: 26876

ISBN: 0415902746

Condition: 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- View more info

Democracy

By: Camp, George Sidney

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1841

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23713

Condition: 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 View more info

The Passage of Power; The Years of Lyndon Johnson

By: Caro, Robert A.

Price: $29.50

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24134

ISBN: 0679405070

Condition: 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. View more info

Discursos

By: Castro, Fidel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Habana, Cuba, Editorial De Ciencias Sociales, Instituto Cubano Del Libro: 1976

Seller ID: 17774

Condition: 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+ View more info