New York: Printed and sold by George F. Hopkins, 1802. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary calf, black spine labels wih gilt lettering; boards with moderate rubbing, including some wear to hinges, scraping to leather; newspaper clipping tipped onto verso of title page, staining to first page of preface; Ownership on front pastedowns of A. S. Burleson. Ownership on both title pages of Hugh Nelson. some sparse marginalia to text, including writing the authors of certain essays under the title, writing covers most of the front endpapers; DG consignment; shelved in Case 1.
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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.
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.
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey [Printed by], 1790 & 1789. Mixed Edition, Third and Second. 2 Octavos; G+; Ex Library; Bound in brown leather, which has worn away, with gilt lettering to the spine; Boards are bent at the corners, some fraying beginning; Soiling to front and rear as well as along the spine; Bindings somewhat shaken with cracking along the gutters; Both books are ex library with library stickers on the paste downs; 2 Bookplates of the previous owners on front paste downs of both volumes; Notations to the last page of volume 2; Scratching and toning to the edges of the text block; Foxing thoughout; HSDC consignment, shelved in Case 9 3/4.
London: C. Dilly and John Stockdale, 1787/1788. Volumes Two and Three of the First London Editions. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG-; spines paneled brown leather, red label with gilt lettering; BOTH VOLUMES HAVE BEEN TAMPERED WITH. The volume number on the title pages have been partially scraped off, so that one 'I' was removed from each, rendering the appearance of 'Vol. II.' to read 'Vol. I.', and 'Vol. III.' to read 'Vol. II.'. This is the only tampering with in these volumes that we have noticed.; spines newly rebound, previous brown leather boards present; moderate wear and soiling to boards, including some rounding to corners, chipping to leather; small stamp of a name to ffep; volume 2 has some water damage, primarily to upper for corner, and extending along the upper edge for the beginning of the volume, reached page number, but does not reach body of text; no underlining or markings to text; page 381/382 of volume 2 is torn, with the fore margin missing, none of the body of text is impacted, although the numbering in the margins is missing, page number present; minimal foxing, with what little there is sparse and faint; While newly rebound, both volumes are mislabeled on the spine. Volume 2 reads '1', and Volume 3 reads '2'. MK 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.
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.
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.
New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Memorial Edition. Quartos, 24 volumes; VG; bound in full purple acid-washed leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and ruling; top edge of text block gilt, others untrimmed; presentation edition, with 1000 copies for sale and 50 for presentation, signature of Edith Kermit Roosevelt on limitation page of volume 1, with a note saying that this is one of the 50 presentation edition, matching limitation page sans signature in all volumes; some volumes have mild scratching to the top edge of text blocks; Volume I: Hunting Trips of a Ranchman, Game Shooting in the West, Good Hunting; with b/w Presidential portrait frontispiece under translucent tissue facing title page, 396 pp. Volume II: Wilderness Hunter, 434 pp. Volume III: Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter, 370 pp. Volume IV: A Book Lover's Holidays in the Open, Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, 614 pp. Volume V: African Game Trails, 484 pp. Volume VI: Through the Brazilian Wilderness and Papers on Natural History, 475 pp. Volume VII: The Naval War of 1812, 492 pp. Volume VIII: Thomas Hart Benton, Gouverneur Morris, 544 pp. Volume IX: Hero Tales from American History, 435 pp. Volume X: The Winning of the West - I, 441 pp. Volume XI: The Winning of the West -II, with sheer moisture seepage stain affecting the bottom right corners of first sheet, half-title and preface i-xxii pages up to table of contents in front and faintly to bottom corner of sheets at volume rear, 438 pp. Volume XII: The Winning of the West III, Men of Action, 638 pp. Volume XIII: The Rough Riders, The Fifth Corps at Santiago, Oliver Cromwell, 461 pp. Volume XIV : Literary Essays, 595 pp. Volume XV: Citizenship, Politics and the Elemental Virtues, 646 pp. Volume XVI: Campaigns and Controversies, 596 pp. Volume XVII: State Papers as Governor and President 1899-1909, 643 pp. Volume XVIII: American Problems, 636 pp. Volume XIX: Social Justice and Popular Rule, 578 pp. Volume XX: America and the World War, Fear God and Take Your Own Part, 534 pp. Volume XXI: The Foes of Our Own Household, The Great Adventure, Letters to His Children, 616 pp. Volume XXII: An Autobiography, 642 pp. Volume XXIII: Theodore Roosevelt and His Time Shown In His Own Letters-I, 581 pp. Volume XXIV: Theodore Roosevelt and His Time Show in His Own Letters-II, with a few whitish marks to front panel, 610 pp.; shelved above Civil War.
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Publishing, 1929. Signed Limited Edition, #2/1000. Octavo, 246 pages; VG; in publisher's blue cloth spine, paper boards; housed in publisher's VG slipcase, mild rubbing but sturdy; bookplate on front pastedown; Signed by Coolidge on limitation page, #2/1000; GM consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Johnson and Ward, 1862. Folio, 99 pages, 64 lithographed maps; G; bound in original publisher's three-quarters calf with embossed green cloth covers, titling in gilt on front cover and spine, marbled endpapers; front gutter partially open; most maps with light foxing; hand-colored plates; shelved above case 3.
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.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1871. Folio, unpaginated; VG-; newly rebacked with brown cloth, majority of original front board cloth preserved, including gilt titling; spine with black label, gilt titling; water-damage to upper half of the volume, more pronounced on the first 5 pages, impacts mags, but does not affect coloring; With 67 hand-colored maps (plus insets) on 56 mapsheets (including 9 double-page), plus time table page, reference table, and appendices; shelved above case 3.
Washington, D. C. US Government Printing Office, 1964. First Edition. Octavo, xxiv, 888 pages; VG; bound in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine; slight sun-fading to spine, mild wear to edges, head and tail of spine; SIGNED flat on ffep by Gerald Ford. Representative (and later 38th president) Ford was one of the seven members of the Warren Commission, established by President Johnson to investigate the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy.; shelved case 1.
[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.
New-Haven: Printed by Meigs, Bowen and Dana, in Chapel-Street, . First Edition. 12mo., 214 pages; G-; bound in contemporary full calf, black label to spine with gilt lettering; moderate rubbing and wear to boards, cracking to spine, wear to hinges; ffep loose within, with early names written in ink, one dated 1787; some gatherings slightly loose; page 57 with long horizontal tear; with half-title; some slight waviness to pages, some mild cracking and wear to fore edges of pages; With engraved hand-colored double-hemisphere of the world frontispiece (The World. Agreeable to the last Discoveries in the South Seas. 6.5x10 cm) and 4 "word maps" (described by Warren Heckrotte as "cartographic diagrams") in the text (South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa). LACKING THE FOLDING MAP OF THE UNITED STATES; some tattering to edges of frontispiece, does not effect map; Extremely scarce; shelved case 3.
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.
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: Little, Brown and Company, 1903. National Edition, #992/1050. Octavos, 18 volumes; VG; bound in uniform full 20th century dark blue leather, gilt rules and lettering to spines; top edges of text blocks gilt, others uncut; marbled endpapers, silk pastedowns; all volumes numbered on the limitation pages; interiors clean; shelved above Africa.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. Inaugural Edition. Octavo, xxiii, 266 pages; VG-/Fair; spine white, gold, and blue with blue, red, and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.95'; dust jacket has been torn completely across the front cover, taped together with non-archival tape that has bled; dust jacket has mild wear to head and tail of spine, some creases and folding to lower edge of front cover; small fold to front flap; small stain to ffep; SIGNED flat on title page by Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: R. H. Russell, 1900. First Edition. 4vo., xxxi, 298pp.; VG; bound in publishers paper boards with tan cloth spine, gilt lettering on spine; spine shows light bug flecking, paper split over one forecorner; front board has a large cover label pasted on, bright and unrubbed; protected with a plastic covering; pages are uncut along the fore edge; minor bumping to head and tail of spine, corners; bookplate of Collin Armstrong on ffep; ; interior clean; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; with eight plates by Parrish, plus cover picture; in uncommonly nice condition; shelved case 1.
Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1805-1807. First Edition, Second Issue. Octavos, 5 volumes; VG; newly bound in marbled calf, paneled spines with gilt; marbled endpapers; scattered light penciling throughout; frontispiece of volume 1 offsetting to title page; lacking atlas volume; Second Issue, with 1805 to volumes 1-4, 1807 to volume 5; shelved above Civil War.
Boston; New York: Houghton Mifflin Company; Harper & Brothers, 1880-1904. Various Editions. Octavos, 28 volumes; VG; all volumes matching 3/4 bound in brown leather, spine with 6 compartments, two with gilt lettering and a single rule border, the others with a double ruled border; marbled boards, endpapers; top edges gilt;name of F. A. Delano on spine tail in gilt on all volumes; Frederic Adrian Delano II was a member of the Delano family as a son of Warren Delano Jr. and Catherine Robbins Lyman, brother of Sara Ann Delano, and uncle of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Among other accomplishments, he was the chairman of the influential National Capital Park and Planning Commission and helped approve and oversee the building of the Pentagon.; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; shelved above WWII.
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.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900/1903. First Edition. Folios, 2 volumes; G; bound in publisher's oxblood cloth, gilt lettering and tooling to front covers and spines; moderate wear and rubbing to boards, including shaken bindings to both volumes; volume 2 has water-staining to spine, upper gutter edge of text block, discoloration to spine; 'Albert S. Burleson' engraved by publisher on front board of volume 1; Illustrated with 322 gravure plates. A handsome set with many fine architectural photographs and plans, portraits, and historical prints and photographs; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; DG consignment; shelved above case 3.
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.
Washington, DC: P. Haas, 1840. First Edition. 10vo, 44 pages; Fair; fully bound in green cloth, front cover has embossed gilt lettering and tooling; ex library copy with numerical code on the back of the title page; binding has severe wear, with both boards completely detached, with heavy wear along the edges along the fore edge corners, spine has heavy chipping at the top and the bottom, and has rubbing; pages have heavy age-toning, frequent blotching, occasional tearing, and discoloration along the edges of the text block; original owner's name is written on the inner front board in ink; profusely illustrated with 1 leaf frontispiece, 20 plates (1 folded) 2 folded plans; shelved case 9 3/4.
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: Harper & Brothers, 1961. Inaugural Edition. Octavo, xxiii, 266 pages; VG-/none; spine black with gilt lettering, blue boards; some wear to head and tail of spine, some rubbing to boards, wear to fore edge of board edges; binding slightly loose at rear pastedown; SIGNED flat on title page by Ted Kennedy; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
London: J. Buckland, 1754. Second Edition. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary brown leather, rebacked with new spines, paneled spines with red labels and gilt lettering; boards have some rubbing and wear; occasional marginalia throughout; volume 1 lacking the first 6 pages of the preface; title page and page vii of volume 1 ragged on all edges; title page through page x of volume 2 ragged on all edges; names written on title page of volume 2; shelved case 1.
New York: Grossett & Dunlap, 1978. Deluxe Edition. Octavo, 1120 pages; VG; bound in full dark blue leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering, front cover has gilt signature in a banner of stars; all edges of text block gilt; marbled endpapers; pastedowns paneled with leather; SIGNED flat by Nixon on tipped-in page; scarce edition; shelved case 5.
Philadelphia, PA: J. Ormrod, 1800. First Edition. Octavo, 338/44 pages; Fair; fully bound in brown leather, paneled spine has faded gilt lettering; binding has heavy wear, with detachment on either side of the spine, significant rubbing along all edges of the boards and on the front and back covers, has fraying on the fore edge corners, tap and bottom of the spine have edges missing, spine has several abrasion marks, ex library with a bar code and book plate on the inside of the back cover; pages have significant age toning, have occasional dog-earing, have blotching throughout and markings on the edge of the text block, first several pages have minor tearing, original owner's name is written on the ffep and inside the front cover in ink; shelved case 9 3/4.
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 24/2548/49, 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.
Hallowell: Glazier, Masters & Co., 1831. Twelfth Edition. 8vo., 542pp.; VG; bound in brown calf, spine brown with a red label and gilt lettering; scratching and rubbing to boards; tail of spine has a chunk missing; bumping and rubbing to corners; bottom part of page 179/180 coming loose, upper part still firmly attached; scattered moderate foxing throughout; drawing on a star in ink on the front pastedown; lower fore corner of the ffep has a piece missing; name written on ffep; shelved case 1.
London: John Murray, 1844. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; 3/4 bound in calf, paneled spines with gilt lettering and tooling, marbled boards; library bookplate to front pastedowns of both volumes; Large folding map of "The United States" present, some minor repair; lacking publisher's ads; includes frontispieces and illustrated title pages in both volumes; interior clean; LM consignment; shelved case 1.
Glasgow: John Bryce and David Paterson, 1759. Second Edition. Octavo, xxii, 482 pages; G; in contemporary full calf, faded lettering to spine; moderate rubbing and wear to boards, chipping to head and tail of spine; Lacking title page and ffep; names written to front pastedown, first page, rear pastedown; shelved case 1.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900/1903. First Edition. Folios, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in publisher's oxblood cloth, gilt lettering and tooling to front covers and spines; moderate wear and rubbing to boards; volume one has a shaken binding; volume 2 rebacked with original spine preserved, ex-library, with remnant of sticker to tail of spine, discard stamp, pencil notations; Illustrated with 322 gravure plates. A handsome set with many fine architectural photographs and plans, portraits, and historical prints and photographs; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; shelved above case 2.
Washington: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1848. First Edition, House of Representatives issue. Octavo, 11, 614 pages; rebacked with contemporary calf boards preserved, new spine with label preserved, burgundy morocco with gilt lettering; moderate rubbing to boards; mild foxig throughout; First edition, House of Representatives issues of the report, containing the reports of Lieutenant Abert, Colonel Cooke, and Captain Johnson as well as that of Emory; the Senate issue only contained the Emory report; with both folding maps; profusely illustrated; shelved case 1.
New York: Harper, 1955. First Edition, Early Printing. Octavo; VG-/VG-; White and blue spine with blue and red lettering; 266 pages; early printing, lacking the 'First Edition M-E' code; Book is SIGNED by Kennedy (with a secretarial signature #3) to George Killion, Democratic donor and ship industry leader, on the ffep; Jacket has some wear along the edges, a few closed tears to the front and rear edges of the jacket, mostly 1.5" and under, larger closed tear near upper edge of rear at spine; some additional creasing to rear of jacket, now covered by mylar brodart, price uncut '$3.50'; cloth boards have edge wear; Binding tight; Text block clean with some typical age toning; BL Consign; Shelved case 5 or Window.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. Letter-Press Edition, #381/750. Octavos, 9 volumes; VG; bound in uniform full 20th century orange leather, gilt rules and lettering to spines; top edges of text blocks gilt, others uncut; patterned endpapers; all volumes numbered and signed by the publisher on the limitation pages; interiors clean; volumes 1, 3, 5-9 have mild sun-fading to spines; shelved above Africa.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1959. First Edition, Fourth Printing. 8vo., 256 pages; VG-/VG' spine red and blue with white and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; page 14/15 have slight staining, presumably from a newspaper being laid in; small split to binding on page 30/31; dust jacket has some mild chipping and wear; copyright page and front flap both read forth printing; INSCRIBED on ffep by Rickover, dated 1 March 1959, "with appreciation for all the help you have given the naval nuclear propulsion program"; Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was the director of Naval Reactors for the US Navy and directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion. His career lasted 63 years of active duty, ending as a four-star admiral, and was the longest-serving naval officer and the longest serving member of the U.S armed forces in history; shelved case 1.
New York: George Adlard, 1838. Second American Edition. Octavo, xxviii, 464 pages; VG; bound in original brown cloth boards, rebacked with most of spine preserved, tail missing, part of head missing; some wear and rubbing to boards, particularly to corners; name written to ffep, dated 1874; name written on title page, dated 1839; mild foxing throughout; shelved case 1.