New York: Viking, 2003. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black with blue and white print; DJ has slight edgewear but is clean and bright; Boards in black cloth with silver print, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; xvii, 202 pages. BL consignment.
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Philadelphia: Pennsylvania German Society. Bicentennial Deluxe Edition (#188 of 500); signed. Two quartos in orange and brown hardcovers with red spine in red casing; VG/VG; tiny tear on back of case; in very good condition; contains a reproduction of Eva Eisenhauer's Taufschein; vol. 1 contains 277 illustrations; vol. 2 contains the collection of Fraktur in black and white; please contact us for shipping costs; IR consignment; shelved Alcove 1.
New York: Bantam Books, 1977. Octavo; VG; Paperback; Spine, blue with white print; Cover is blue, illustrated, white print, slight edgewear, mild shelfwear/rubbing; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by Jimmy Carter on the title page; 128 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (some color). BL consignment.
Cleveland: The world Publishing Company, 1966. Facsimile edition. Tall quarto in vellum with cloth ties; King James I coat of arms on front cover; pale blue case, velvet lined, with black and white illustration on front cover; VG/VG; case has moderate soiling and slight mark in the back; book in very good condition; slightly slanted forward due to thick vellum; includes pamphlet with historical introduction and bibliographical notes; shelved on front table; GP consignment; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. Authors Autograph Edition, #442/1000. Octavo, xvi, 436 pages; VG-; 3/4 bound in publisher's faux vellum with light blue paper boards, gilt lettering to spine; mild rubbing and wear, primarily to head and tail of spine, spine edges, corners; top edge of text block cut, others uncut; SIGNED on Limitation page by both Byrd and the Publisher; BL consignment; shelved case 9.
Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1892. First edition; illustrated with 17 plates and map;. Thick quarto in 1/2 brown marble hardcovers and red leather; VG; six-band embossed spine with gold letters; moderate soiling and shelf wear with some fraying along edges; frontispiece illustration; engravings clean; folded color map at the end; pp. 684; in French; shelved in Case # 1; please contact us for shipping costs; IR consignment.
Washington, D.C. Abdon Daoud Ackad, 1939. One mounted photograph, with the signature of Thomas Dewey below; There is also a TLS on 'The District Attorney, County of New York' letterhead, signed by Dewey, thanking Ackad for the photographs.; JK consignment. Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera Sections.
Gloucester: Procter Brothers, 1860. First edition. Thick octavo in dark brown embossed hardcovers with vinyl cover; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear on covers, corners bumped and frayed; strong binding; age-toned paper; edges dusty; pp. 610; contains one illustration and folded map, map is present, loose and has some small tears, one piece has been torn from the upper right corner of the map but is still present; shelved in Case # 1; IR consignment.
New York: Times Books, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xiii, 178 pages; VG/VG; spine gray and black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$16.95'; small crinkling to tail of spine; SIGNED flat by Bill Clinton on title page, with some bleed-through onto the copyright page; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 252 pages, VG/VG-; white DJ, red/navy blue/black lettering: mild overall wear to DJ, light age-toning to covers (mostly to margins), "$6.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; navy blue cloth boards, bright silver lettering: mild bumping/wear to head and tail; mild wear to margins of boards; scattered fingerprint markings to boards; very mild wear to text-block, very light foxing/age-toning to top, fore- and bottom-edges clean; top corners of pages 13/14 and 51-52 dogeared; section of text circled in blue ink to page 13; marginalia and underlining in blue ink to pages 52-53; INSCRIBED by Ted Kennedy to "President McClosky" to ffep, inscription dated 1972; capital "E" in red ink to ffep, inscription unaffected; EM consignment; shelved Case 5.
New York: Harper & Row, 1967. First Edition. Octavo, 710 pages; VG/VG-; spine is blue with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$10.00', has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has creasing and chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, has a small open tear at the bottom of the spine, has minor scratching on both covers; binding has minor cocking, has minimal shelf wear; pages have a sticker on the top right corners of the ffep; illustrated endpapers; signed by the author on the half title page; TL Consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Doubleday, 1962. First Edition. Quarto; VG/VG-; White spine with aqua and black lettering; 460 pages; SIGNED by Nixon [not a bookplate]Jacket has some wear on all sides, uncut; Small tear to the lower front edge and some creasing; light wear to board edges; Binding lightly shaken, interior clean; BL consignment; Case 5 or window.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 460 pages; G/G; spine white with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$5.95'; dust jacket has some chipping, creases, closed tears; some tape to dust jacket and both front and rear gutters; name and address on ffep; mild scattered pencil; Signed flat on free blank by Richard Nixon; SG consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Scholastic Press, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, unpaginated; VG/VG; spine blue with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$16.99'; Inscribed by Edward Kennedy to his Daughter-in-law, Victoria Gifford-Kennedy, "Splash and I hope you enjoy," dated 2 June 06, also signed by Splash with a stamp of his pawprint.; consignment; shelved case 5.
Washington, D.C. 1960. One mounted photograph, measuring 9 1/4" x 13 1/4", on which Robert A. Taft has inscribed his best wishes to the photographer, Abdon Ackad. Text to his signature is the commemorative stamp of Taft which used this very photograph. 'Sen Robert A. Taft / 4 cents stamp' is written on the rear. JK consignment Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera section.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900/1903. First Edition. Glenn Brown. History of the United States Capitol. 2 volumes. 56th Congress, 1st session, 1900/1902, Senate Document 60. First edition; folio. Both volumes in full red cloth binding with gilt ornamentation and lettering on covers and spines. The name of Albert S. Burleson (1863-1937), a former Postmaster General and U.S. Representative fromTexas, is engraved on the front cover of the first volume. Both volumes contain numerous plates, including architectural photographs and plans, portraits, and historical prints and photographs. Condition: Good. Both volumes show fraying and rubbing to head and foot of spine, edges, and corners; general marking due to shelf wear; age-toning throughout; and some chipping to the edges of pages. Both bindings also have somewhat shaken bindings. Volume 1 has a crack after the first gathering and some water-staining on the left side of the top edge throughout, though this does not impact text or plates. Volume 2 has a four-inch tear to the cloth covering over one joint (the board is still fully attached from the inside) and a notable open tear over the author’s name on the spine. There is some water staining to the cover, as well as to the upper left corner and the lower right corner throughout the volume which does not affect either text or plates. There are gutter cracks after the first gathering and before the last gathering. Dimensions 12.25 x 15.25 x 5 inches DG consignment.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1965. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 508 pages; VG/VG; spine black with white and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$6.95', price lightly crossed out, mild wear; top edge of text block black; INSCRIBED on ffep by Gerald Ford; SG consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xi, 296 pages; VG/VG; spine blue with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$9.95'; lower corner of front flap clipped; mild wear to head and tail of spine; top edge of text block blue; SIGNED flat on title page by Ted Kennedy and Patrick Kenendy; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
Washington, DC: 54th Presidential Inaugural Committee, 2001. 10mo., 75 pages; VG; small pamphlet with the American flag on the front cover, plain red rear; INSCRIBED by President George Bush 'Best Wishes, George Bush' on interior of front cover in blue marker/Sharpie; BL consignment; shelved case 0 binder.
New York: Best Books Inc., 1965. First Trade Paperback Edition. Octavo, 286 pages; VG-: spine is white with red lettering; binding has minor wear along the edges, has a small crease at the bottom of the front cover and at the top of the back cover, has minor creasing on the spine; pages have red coloring along the text block, have minor fading along the edges and have age toning; signed by Ronald Reagan on the title page; SG Consignment; Shelved in case 5.
One ALS on White House stationary, dated 18 July, 1918, addressed to A. S. Burleson from President Woodrow Wilson, with his signature. The letter regards two enclosed letters that "are important about the telegraph and telephone matters." This letter is attached via two rusty staples to the two referred letters, plus the envelope for the letter. One is a 3 page TLS from Clarence Mackay, President of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company, to Wilson. The other is a carbon copy of the response Wilson sent Mackay. Also included is a seemingly unrelated 4 page ALS addressed to Burleson regarding the telegraph, dated July 13 / 18. This letter is attached via three rusty staples to a piece of white paper; TW consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. First Edition, First State. Octavo, 231 pages,  ads; Poor; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt and black tooling to front board; moderate wear and chipping to head and tail of spine, fading to spine; gutter partially visible on endpaper gutters; gutter fully open on pages 24/25, 48/49, 72/73, 96/97, 120/121; some gatherings loose or attached by a sole piece of string; frontispiece and all 7 plates present; Page 9, last line '...presumptive...', page : 'New Books. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine...'; BAL 7100; consignment; shelved case 2.
Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, 1797. 8vo., 300pp.; VG-; bound in brown leather, spine has red label and gilt lettering; moderate wear to boards, including scratches, scuffing, and rubbing; foxing, age-toning, and mild water-marks to interior; name written on ffep, dated 1801; lower edges of hinges beginning to split; TG consignment; shelved case 1.
New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895. New edition; with Memoir, New Map and Other Illustrations. Set of three octavos in dark green hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; moderate soiling; good binding; deckle edges dusty; frontispiece portraits; some pages uncut; text clean; vol. 1 Memoirs; vol. 2 Arkansas and Mexico; vol. 3 Index and large folded map in separate compartment; please contact us for shipping costs; EM consignment.; shelved case 1.
Thornwillow Press, 1999. Limited Edition, #89/185. Large Octavo, 107 pages; VG; bound in half black morocco and dark blue paper boards, housed in a VG black cloth clamshell; top edge of text block gilt, decorated endpapers; signed on colophon by Donald, #89/185; with three tipped-in photogravure portraits & two fold-out facsimile letters; V consignment; shelved case 1.
Boston: Samuel Walker, 1845. Second American Edition. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary polished calf, elegant gilt borders to boards, spine with gilt titling and tooling; all edges of text block gilt; marbled endpapers; mild rubbing and wear, primarily to corners; lower front hinges threatening to crack; With 41 full-page engraved plates as called for in Sabin, 39 of which are called for in the Binder's Instructions (10 in Volume 1 and 27 in Volume 2, including a map of north America), plus a frontispiece to each volume, plus 3 plates uncalled for: Tomb of Washington, Mount Vernon, Volume 2, page 452, states volume 1, page 319 - Exchange, New York, volume 2, page 392 - Custom House, Boston, volume 2 page 356; CO consignment; shelved case 1.
Washington: Beverley Tucker, Printer, 1857. First Edition. 4to., 134p., 85pp., 102pp., 114pp., iv, 64pp,; VG; dark brown blind-embossed boards, faded letters to spine; signs of repair to binding, with spine being rebacked, chipping to spine where rebacking is visible; some shelfwear and rubbing, particularly to corners; bump to middle of upper and lower edges of rear board; title page is misspelled, with the 'he' of 'the' missing; pages 51-54 of the botanical report slightly loose; 13 plates/2 woodcuts [lacking maps], 5 plates [complete], 16 plates [complete], plate XXIIa/b, XXVa/b, XLa, XLVI, LXII, LXVI, LXVIII, LXX, LXXIV, XXVI, XXXIV, I?, III, XXIX [complete]; Signature of former president Millard Filmore on front pastedown, with date of Oct. 25, 1859. Filmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850–53). Fillmore and his cabinet rode the first train from New York City to the shores of Lake Erie, and was a big proponent of a transcontinental railroad, urging Congress to authorize the federal funding for one.; This is the California/Oregon volume, with the report by Lieutenant Henry Abbot on the expedition, under the command of Lieutenant R.S. Williamson. They were attempting to find routes from the Sacramento Valley to the Columbia River. The first section described the routes and terrain, followed by sections on the geology, the botany, and the zoological report which included fishes, birds and mammals of the region.; JC consignment; shelved case 1.
New York: Doubleday, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; 233 pages; Book has been SIGNED by Robert Kennedy on the ffep ("To Robert ?, Best wishes, Robert F. Kennedy"); Jacket has some scuffing at the edges, some very small tears at the spine edges, uncut price of 4.95 on flap, protected by mylar cover; Binding and boards strong; Text block age toned but clean; EH Consignment. Shelved Case 5.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1863. First Edition. Folio; Rebound in brown leather with gilt lettering; VG;832 pages; Volume contains all issues of Harper's for 1863; SOme minor wear to the boards and scuffing at the edges; Title page has been repaired and has some light tearing to the edges; No interior markings or note taking; Age toned as is typical; Item is heavy, please contact us for international or priority shipping. JC Consignment; Shelved above mythology.
New York: GF Hopkins, 1802. First American Edition. Octavo; VG-; ix,94, 296 pages with folding frontispiece map (now backed by linen); Original brown leather boards with repaired spine; Gilt lettering and designs on spine; Scuffing to edges of boards, some bumping and fraying to the corners; Spine is rubbed but title on spine is legible ("Mackenzy's Travels" [sic]); Two bookplates on front pastedown (Bonnycastle Robinson & CLF Robinson); Previous owner's name in ink on title page; Some spotting/foxing throughout including map; Original frontispiece map is intact and backed by linen; PS Consignment; Shelved in Case 9.
[Washington, D.C.?]: [Publisher Not Identified], . First Edition. Thin Octavo, 16 pages; G; 3/4 bound in brown calf, marbled boards and endpapers; some rubbing to binding; lacking title page and map; ex-Columbia Historical Society library, with their stamps to interior and sticker to front board, bookplate to front pastedown; first page with some period writing; extremely scarce in any condition; HSDC consignment; shelved case 9 3/4.
Cambridge, Mass. Privately Printed. University Press, 1945. First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo., 75pp.; VG/no glassine; bound in red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, black label with gilt lettering on front cover; small amount of foxing to top edge of text block; slight wear to head of spine; second issue, with the winged device on the title page printed in black and white, one of 250 copies; VK consignment, shelved in case 5.
1936. Limited First Edition. Large quarto, 384 pp.; VG-; bound in full brown leather, no lettering on spine; some wear and peeling to hinges, head and tail of spine, spine; rubbing to corners; gilt bright, with name of subscriber E. E. Williams, Financial Secretary in gilt on lower front board; heavily illustrated; SIGNED by the Roosevelt beneath a color image of the White House on the limitation leaf, unnumbered of an unstated limitation of 2500 copies; 19 full-page portraits, dozens of in-text half-tones and illustrations, and a facsimile of the Constitution. Sold to Democratic donors at $250 each to pay off the 1936 re-election debt; SDD consignment; shelved case 5.
Cambridge, Mass: Privately Printed. University Press, 1945. First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo., 75 pages.; VG/glassine; bound in red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, black label with gilt lettering on front cover; wrapped in original glassine, with only flaws being a set of small scratches to middle of front cover, small tear along lower edge of front flap fold, slight wear to top edge; second issue, with the winged device on the title page printed in black and white, one of 250 copies; INSCRIBED by Ethel Kennedy to her Grandson, Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, Jr. Ethel Kennedy was the wife of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.; VK consignment; shelved case 5.
Philadelphia: James Crissy, 1834. Second Edition, Early Issue. Thick octavo, 460, 42, viii, 448, 32, v, 10 maps; VG; bound in contemporary full brown leather, flat compartmentalized spine, gilt lettering and rules; gilt roll to board edges; repair to front hinge; bumping to corners, mild shelfwear; interior clean; some gatherings have more bleeding than others, causing a variance of color in the text block; Atlas with engraved vignette title, all 10 folding maps present and in excellent condition; lacking engraved frontispiece portrait of Washington in volume one, tissue-guard present; JG consignment; shelved case 1.
Philadelphia: Prichard and Hall, 1788. First American Edition. Octavo, , 244,  pages; G; bound in contemporary mottled brown leather, flat spine with gilt bands and lettering; chipping to head of spine; rubbing and bumping to corners; front hinge shaken, with lower half detached; an unrestored copy, no signs of repair to binding; collation: [A]2, [B]4, C-G4, H3/4, I4, K1-3, L4, M-Z4, 2A-2I4, lacking H1/2, K4, L1-L3 (corresponds to pages 49-52, 71-78); L4 and M1 partially loose; title page has a strip torn off at the head, does not impact text; name written on title page; first and last few leaves and pastedowns have light to moderate browning in irregular along edges, probably from binder's glue; mild foxing throughout; lacking folding demographic Table of Virginia Indians; map on page 20 present; 4 pages of ads in rear as called for; JG consignment; shelved case 1.
New London [Connecticut]: T[imothy] Green, . Small Octavo,  pages; VG; with some support adhered along the spine; some rubbing and wear to fore edge, lower fore edge missing from rear cover, small amount of chipping to middle of front fore edge; interior with minor blotching and wear; The cover woodcut is a crude copy of the Revere engraving "The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught," showing tea being forced down America's throat, with the caption "Boston Cannonaded." Also includes the patriotic poems "Thoughts on Tyranny" and "The Unnatural Parent," and a long genealogy of George III tracing back to "William the Conqueror, who was a son of a whore"; RF consignment; extremely scarce; shelved case 3.
London: John Stockdale, 1787. First English Edition. Octavo; VG-; 382 pages; full brown leather binding paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering; Professionally rebound; Lacking map; Fold-out table of Native American tribes intact; pages toned; a few spots of liquid at upper edge, text unaffected; JG Consignment; Shelved Case 1.
Berlin: Bey Haude und Spener, . Second Edition. 12mo., , 182,  pages; VG; bound in plain blue/gray paper wraps; housed in a custom ox-blood morocco card-deck style slipcase with lid; bookplate of Mark Dineley to front pastedown; Second edition, with the author's initials corrected on the title page and the date 1784 added to the bases of three plates.; finely engraved allegorical frontispiece; beautiful hand-tinted folding map of the North American colonies by Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann based on earlier work by William Faden the Younger; 12 engraved plates by artist Daniel Chodowiecki, engraved by Daniel Berger, depicting events from the Revolutionary War bound in throughout; engraved plate by Berger depicting five Revolutionary War figures; a double-plate by Berger depicting both the Libertas Americana medal and the Continental Currency dollar; and three vividly hand-tinted plates depicting the American flag and pennant, Gen. Washington with a guard, and a sharpshooter and infantryman.; text in German; RF consignment; shelved case 3.