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HEMATITE: HIBBING HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK 1957 [With Photo of Robert Zimmerman/Bob Dylan]

HEMATITE: HIBBING HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK 1957 [With Photo of Robert Zimmerman/Bob Dylan]

Hibbing, MN: Hibbing High School, 1957. First Edition. Quarto; G/No jacket; Cream spine with no lettering; Hibbing High School yearbook from 1957, featuring sophomore photo of Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) on page 69. Some staining to the front, rear and spine; Pages toned; No writing/marking; 159 pages. SHELVE CASE #5.
[Book #9-35-1245864] Dupont
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MAPS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CITY OF WASHINGTON, AND PLATS OF THE SQUARES AND LOTS OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON (MAPS OF WASHINGTON)

MAPS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CITY OF WASHINGTON, AND PLATS OF THE SQUARES AND LOTS OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON (MAPS OF WASHINGTON)

Washington, DC: Printed In Pursuance of a Resolution of the U.S. Senate, Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. First edition. VG-. 4to in black-brown cloth, title on cover in gilt (simply "MAPS OF WASHINGTON" on cover). No DJ as issued. Moderate shelf and edgewear to boards; rubbing and fraying at all edges and folds, corners bumped, significant age toning to boards, significant moisture staining to rear board and spine. Age toning to textblock, minor deterioration to rear of block, may be mouse-chewed, or moisture deterioration. Foxing to endpages, and light foxing to rest of pages. Includes two of three fold-out maps tipped in on front endpage. On 6 pages after title page are paste-down newspaper cutouts from "The North American" (Feb 22, 1846), and "The Evening Transcript" (Jan 14, 1853), and an undated, unsourced article, describing sermons given in Pennsylvania, Boston, and New York, respectively. The remaining pages are numbered square breakdowns of the blocks and lots presented in the maps. 159 pp. Shelve: CASE 4 Spine is black leather, textless.
[Book #9-50-1142861] Dupont
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SECOND STORY BOOKS : $500 GIFT CERTIFICATE. $500 GIFT CERTIFICATE.

SECOND STORY BOOKS : $500 GIFT CERTIFICATE

When you purchase a $500 Gift Certificate from Second Story Books, we will mail the Gift Certificate to you, or to the person you wish to receive the Gift Certificate, or we can hold the Gift Certificate for pickup by you or the recipient of your gift at either one of our stores: Second Story Books Warehouse Store, 12160 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20852, Tel 301-770-0477 or Second Story Books Dupont Circle Store, 2000 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, Tel 202-659-8884. Gift Certificates may be used to purchase any items offered at either one of our stores. If the entire amount of a Gift Certificate is not used on the initial purchase, any unspent portion is recorded as a STORE CREDIT for future use. There is no expiration date on Gift Certificates or Store Credits. Please mention within the notation field of your order who the gift certificate should be made out to.
[Book #9-78-1263446] Dupont
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A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST THE ATTACK OF M. TURGOT IN HIS LETTER TO DR. PRICE, Dated the Twenty-Second Day of March, 1778. A New Edition. John Adams.

A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST THE ATTACK OF M. TURGOT IN HIS LETTER TO DR. PRICE, Dated the Twenty-Second Day of March, 1778. A New Edition.

London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1794. Three octavo volumes; portrait frontispiece, [2], 8, xxxii, [3]-392; [2], 451, [1]; [2], 528, [36] pp. Contemporary calf, with gilt decoration, and gilt-lettered leather spine labels. Boards somewhat rubbed, particularly at corners and spine ends; hinges starting; interior clean, with a few dog-ears. Still a very good set, rare in the original binding. Howes A60aa. Sabin 235. BEAL 2735. Shelved in Case #1.
[Book #9-114-1225867] Dupont
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ANITII MANLII SEVERINI BOETHI INTER LATINOS ARISTOTELIS INTERPRETES ET AETATE PRIMI, ET DOCTRINA PRAECIPUI DIALECTICA. Boethius.

ANITII MANLII SEVERINI BOETHI INTER LATINOS ARISTOTELIS INTERPRETES ET AETATE PRIMI, ET DOCTRINA PRAECIPUI DIALECTICA

Venice: 1547. Quarto in marbled boards, vellum spine with title added in black ink and presumed collection number 205 at the tail of spine. Text block is mostly clean with 16th cent. annotations and some water staining to the final page and colophon. All in all an attractive early printing of an important work Roman philosopher Boethius (ca. 480-524) wrote his most famous work, THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY, while in prison in Pavia for conspiring against Theodoric, Emperor of Rome, who had named Boethius consul (510) and head of government and court services (520). In 524 he was executed without trial. Boethius's translations of and commentaries on Aristotle included in the present text are credited with re-introducing the philosopher to scholars in the 16th century eager to read writings from the Greek golden age. A millennium later with the advent of printing, early versions such as this presented Aristotle to a wider Renaissance audience and helped to establish the present cannon of classical texts. Shelve in Case # 12.
[Book #13-114-1085840] Rockville Non-Retail Listings
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poems: New Edition, in Two Volumes. Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poems: New Edition, in Two Volumes

London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. First. Two-volume set, first edition containing The Sonnets from the Portuguese; 12mo; Vol. I: VG, Vol. II: G; original slate blue cloth, entirely uncut and preserved in two half morocco cases, which are in very good condition (slip case has very minor shelfwear, one-inch scuff at head; inside folders have some bubbling, each has a one-inch split in fabric); covers have cornerwear, age toning, rubbing, webbing beginning to show in front and back but boards are still fully attached, slight cocking of spines, Volume II has small splits in fabric at spine head and tail; textblocks are clean, Volume II shows separation at pages 96, 112,128 and 336 but is still intact; pp 362, 480. This is the first edition of the most famous series of love poems in English Literature, appearing at the end of the new edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poems. A particularly interesting copy from the library of Edmund Gosse, containing his bookplate and pencilled notation on the fly-leaf of Volume I, which reads: "First edition in which the sonnets from the Portuguese appeared - E.G." Also inlaid on the front fly-leaf is an envelope addressed by Robert Browning (authenticated by T. J. Wise). A truly unique first edition copy of the sonnets.
[Book #9-36-1274273] Dupont
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THE HOMBRE FROM SONORA [SIGNED FIRST EDITION]. Will Charles, Charles Willeford.

THE HOMBRE FROM SONORA [SIGNED FIRST EDITION]

New York: Lenox Hill Press, 1971. First edition. Octavo, 192pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG-/VG- condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Light rubbing and wear to jacket extremities. Mild sunning to spine of jacket; light foxing to front and rear panels and flaps. Minor edge-wear to boards, including small abrasions to head edge of rear board. Faint foxing to text block and endpapers. Light age-toning to margins of text. Spine slightly cocked. Binding is sturdy. Dust jacket is encased in a protective mylar covering. Inscribed by Charles Willeford on the verso of the title page. Inscription reads: "To ----, the hombre from the capital of incontinence-- that is, existentially. My best regards for authoritarianism. Chaz. Willeford 19 Nov. 71." Willeford's second hardcover title after "The Bunt Orange Heresy." Very scarce. Shelved in Case #2.
[Book #9-114-1246437] Dupont
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RED STORM RISING [SIGNED]. Tom Clancy.

RED STORM RISING [SIGNED]

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Techno-thriller about a Third World War in Europe between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Warsaw Pact forces, set in the mid-1980s. Unusual in its depiction of a World War III fought exclusively with conventional weapons, rather than escalating to nuclear warfare. One of three Clancy novels not associated with the Jack Ryan universe. Hardcover with dust jacket. 652 pages. 8vo., 652pp.; VG/VG; spine red with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; mild shelfwear to jacket; small smudge to lower corner of text block; interior clean; SIGNED flat on half-title; shelved case 8 or window.
[Book #9-140-1277596] Dupont
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HOODED AMERICANISM The First Century of the Ku Klux Klan: 1865 to the Present. David M. Chalmers.

HOODED AMERICANISM The First Century of the Ku Klux Klan: 1865 to the Present

Garden City New York: Doubleday & Co. 1965. First Edition. Octavo with dust jacket. (VG/VG) An authoritative work on the period. Exhaustive in its rich detail and its use of primary materials to paint the picture of a century of terror. Comprehensive and timely, revealing the undeniable persistence of terrorism in American life. 420 pages with photos and illustrations. End paper maps: (Front) Klan Politics and Violence in the 1920s; (Rear) Where the Klan Rode During Reconstruction. Hardcover with dust jacket.
[Book #9-19-1277777] Dupont
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY JEFFERSON DAVIS [ALS]. Jefferson Davis.

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY JEFFERSON DAVIS [ALS]

One piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6", with letter signed by Jefferson Davis. Dated the 30th of April, 1883, it is addressed to Robert Lee Stevens. Attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". On the recto is a small piece of paper, measuring approximately 1/2" x 2 1/2", with the autograph of Truman Smith, U.S.S. One piece of paper, one measuring approximately 9" x 6", with an autograph letter signed by Jefferson Davis. Dated the 30th of April, 1883, it is addressed to a Robert Lee Stevens. It is attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". On the recto is a small piece of paper, measuring approximately 1/2" x 2 1/2", with the autograph of Truman Smith, U. S. S. Shelved DI autograph folder.
[Book #9-87-1272828] Dupont
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NEU AUFGEFUNDENE ABBILDUNG DES DRONTE [UND EINES ZWEITEN KURZFLUGELIGEN VOGELS, WAHRSCHEINLICH DES POULE ROUGE AU BEC DE BECASSE DER MASKARENEN IN DER PRIVATBIBLIOTHEK S. M. DES VERSTORBENEN KAISERS FRANZ.]. Georg Ritter von Frauenfeld, ed K. K. Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft.

NEU AUFGEFUNDENE ABBILDUNG DES DRONTE [UND EINES ZWEITEN KURZFLUGELIGEN VOGELS, WAHRSCHEINLICH DES POULE ROUGE AU BEC DE BECASSE DER MASKARENEN IN DER PRIVATBIBLIOTHEK S. M. DES VERSTORBENEN KAISERS FRANZ.]

Wien: C. Ueberreuter [M. Salzer], 1868. Folio; good-/none; dark gray marbled paper boards and spine with no text; ex libris, signature [Absolon, 1902]; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; light general toning; 17 pp.; text, 4 tables, two with coloration [Der Dronte, Poule Rouge]; remaining plates, multiple images in outline; head-edge, water staining; random spots; ffep and early pp., tail-edge, small insect damage; all edges and corners, chipping, wear and tear; spine, multiple losses and breaks; remnant cover with no text; joints, shadow of quarter-binding; else good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. shelved upstairs, on shelf next to copier.
[Book #13-114-1190243] Rockville Non-Retail Listings
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SHOAL OF TIME A History of the Hawaiian Islands. Gavan Daws, Signed.

SHOAL OF TIME A History of the Hawaiian Islands

New York: Macmillan Company, 1968. First Edition. Octavo with dust jacket. (VG/VG) The author's first book was a remarkable achievement that freed Hawaiian history from the dust of antiquity. Based on years of work with documentary sources, it became the best selling history on Hawaii. Daws has written fifteen other widely published books, about Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Asia. For a decade and a half, Daws headed historical research on the Pacific and Southeast Asia in the Australian National University's Institute of Advanced Studies. Daws' other work includes documentary films that have won awards internationally. 489 pages with photos and illustrations. End paper maps: (Front) Islands in the Pacific; (Rear) Hawaiian Islands. Hardcover with dust jacket.
[Book #9-19-1277779] Dupont
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ASSIGNMENT IN ETERNITY [FOUR LONG SCIENCE FICTION STORIES]. Robert A. Heinlein.

ASSIGNMENT IN ETERNITY [FOUR LONG SCIENCE FICTION STORIES]

Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1953. First edition. Collection of four science fiction and science fantasy novellas. The stories, somewhat revised from their original magazine publications, are: "Gulf" (1949 in Astounding Science Fiction); "Lost Legacy" (1941 in Super Science Stories); "Elsewhen" (1941 in Astounding Science Fiction); and "Jerry Was a Man" (1947 in Thrilling Wonder Stories). NYT review of the collection called Heinlein "one of the ablest craftsmen writing science fiction." Hardcover with dust jacket. 256 pages. 8vo.,256pp.; VG/G+; black spine with red text; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; some chipping, folding, and tears to edges of dust jacket, chip to head of spine, missing 'RO' and 'H', chipping to corners; minor shelf wear and bumping; small stain to lower rear fore corner of text block, does not impact text; spine slightly cocked; contains: "Gulf", copyright 1949, "Elsewhere", 1941 by Street & Smith; "Lost Legacy," 1941, Fictioneers; and "Jerry was a Man," 1947, Better Publications; shelved case 8.
[Book #9-145-1277374] Dupont
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AUTOGRAPH OF PATRICK HENRY. Patrick Henry.

AUTOGRAPH OF PATRICK HENRY

One sheet of paper, approximately 1/2" x 1 1/2", with the autograph of Patrick Henry. This has been pasted upon a larger sheet measuring approximately 2" x 6", with two lines of handwritten notes. Shelved DI autograph folder.
[Book #9-87-1272342] Dupont
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED WITH MARY TODD LINCOLN SIGNATURE. Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED WITH MARY TODD LINCOLN SIGNATURE

Philadelphia: 1861. One single sheet of paper, measuring 6" x 9", with Abraham Lincoln's signature, dated Philadelphia, February 21, 1861. Also bears the signature of Mary Todd Lincoln, dated Philadelphia, May 11. The text in full: "Philadelphia, Feb. 21, 1861. / Mrs. James E.D. Stevens / My dear Madam / Below is my autograph according to your request. / Yours truly / A. Lincoln." Mary Todd Lincoln signs directly beneath: "Mary Lincoln / Philadelphia May 11th." The recipient adds a note: "[Written by President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln, when the former was on his way to Washington to be inaugurated the first time. The inauguration took place March 4th.]" Note Mary Todd signature is dated May 11; either the First Lady added her signature at a later time, or used an incorrect date. The left edge of the page was removed from an autograph album. The paper is gently toned, darker at the edges. One single sheet of paper, measuring 6" x 9", with an Abraham Lincoln Autograph Note Signed, dated Philadelphia, February 21, 1861. In addition there is the signature of Mary Todd Lincoln Signature, dated Philadelphia, May 11. The text in full: "Philadelphia, Feb. 21, 1861. / Mrs. James E. D. Stevens / My dear Madam / Below is my autograph according to your request. / Yours truly / A. Lincoln." Mary Todd Lincoln signs directly beneath: "Mary Lincoln / Philadelphia May 11th."; The recipient adds a note: "[Written by President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln, when the former was on his way to Washington to be inaugurated the first time. The inauguration took place March 4th.]" This note is confusing, because Mary Todd has dated her signature May 11. Either the First Lady added her signature at a later time, or used an incorrect date; The left edge of the page is a bit rough, in that it was removed from an autograph album; the paper is gently toned, a bit darker at the edges; shelved case 0 or 5.
[Book #9-87-1277625] Dupont
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MISS ELIZABETH BENNET. A. A. Milne.

MISS ELIZABETH BENNET

London: Chatto and Windus, 1936. First Edition. This dramatization of a Jane Austen novel will be completely intelligible even to those who have never read Pride and Prejudice. While best known today for the classic children's character Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne wrote other children's books, newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, essays, short stories, novels, and more than three dozen plays, of which Miss Elizabeth Bennet is one of his later examples. Hardcover with dust jacket. 116 pages. 8vo., xiii, 116pp.; VG/VG; spine darkened green with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '5s. Net'; some chipping to corners, head and tail of spine, upper edge of dust jacket; mild bumping to corners; most pages uncut along the fore edge; mild foxing to endpapers; top edge of text block brown; While now known today mostly for the eternally lovable children's classic Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne was also a prolific playwright, although the success of Winnie-the Pooh overshadowed his previous work, as well as his later works. Based on 'Pride and Prejudice', this dramatization states that 'The play will be completely intelligible to readers who have never even read or heard of "Pride and Prejudice."'; extremely scarce in any form; shelved case 0.
[Book #9-33-1277740] Dupont
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THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER. John Ruskin, Arthur Rackham, illustrator.

THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1932. First American Edition. Originally written in 1841 for twelve-year-old Effie Gray. It was published in book form in 1851, and became an early Victorian classic which sold out three editions. A fairy tale that illustrates the triumph of love, kindness, and goodness over evil, as well as a fable, a fabricated origin myth and a parable. Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolorist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. This edition is Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Hardcover with dust jacket. 47 pages. 8vo., 47pp.; VG/G+; spine white with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; some chipping to corners, large chip to head of spine extending onto rear board, chipping to upper edge; pages slightly age-toned; interior clean; shelved case 13.
[Book #9-48-1277072] Dupont
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MY LIFE AS AN INDIAN: The Story of a Red Woman and a White Man in the Lodges of the Blackfeet [SIGNED]. J. W. Schultz.

MY LIFE AS AN INDIAN: The Story of a Red Woman and a White Man in the Lodges of the Blackfeet [SIGNED]

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1907. First edition. Octavo; 426 pp. Hardcover in illustrated boards; no dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by Schultz on front endpaper. Illustrated from photographs, mostly by George Bird Grinnell. Very good; slight edgewear; some age-toning to edges and interior; binding tight. Shelved in Case #1.
[Book #9-114-1236168] Dupont
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GOETHE'S FAUST IN TWO PARTS. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Anna Swanwick.

GOETHE'S FAUST IN TWO PARTS

Chicago and New York: Belford, Clarke & Company, n.d. [circa 1880's]. Goethe’s two-part dramatic work is an exploration of themes of the European Romantic movement, to which Goethe was an early and major contributor. Part I concerns a pact Faust makes with Mephistopheles, and encompasses the tragedy of Gretchen, whom Faust seduces. Part II, developed over a long period of Goethe’s later life, reflects Goethe’s own transition from a Romantic to a realistic world-view and explores more extensive themes, including the values of the Classical past, as it moves towards resolution. The play had an enormous influence on later German thought and literature. Hardcover in decorated green and gilt cloth boards, 424 pages. 8vo., 424pp.; VG-; bound in green cloth, pictorial design on spine and front cover in black, gilt lettering;rubbing to corners, head and tail of spine, board edges; binding shaken, beginning to separate on title page, text block gilt; floral endpapers; inscription on second front endpaper from previous owner; age-toning to pages; shelved front case.
[Book #9-33-1277088] Dupont
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MERIDIAN [SIGNED]. Alice Walker.

MERIDIAN [SIGNED]

San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976. First Edition, Fifth Printing. A strong believer in the inherent power of women, Walker depicts her title character as an innately tough and resolute person, though not one without problems. Written at a time when many young African-Americans were rethinking the practice of nonviolence and civil disobedience that had characterized the early years of the Civil Rights movement. A critique of the Civil Rights Movement of the time, suggesting the movement never addressed the suffering of women but perpetuated destructive and often chauvinistic values. Hardcover with dust jacket. 228 pages. 8vo., 228pp.; VG/VG-; spine black with white label and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$18.95'; mild wear to dust jacket, primarily to corners, head an tail of spine, and upper edges; interior clean; SIGNED flat on ffep by Alice Walker; shelved case 8.
[Book #9-3-1277738] Dupont
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