Chicago: Albert Whitman and Comp, 1954. Thin Oblong Octavo; VG-; blue spine with black text; no jacket; cloth exterior shows mild sunning; pictorial paper label to front; slightly rubbed spine edges; some rubbing to fore corners; tight binding; straight boards; exterior text block edges have slight tone; pictorial pastedowns; mild offsetting to hinges; profusely illustrated; interior clean; unpaginated.
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Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1932. Octavo; G+; grayish beige and green spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth exterior has mildly sun aged spine; some edge wear; good, intact binding; sturdy boards; outer text block edges have age toned modestly; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior good; previous owner's bookplate to half title page; gift inscription to half title page; illustrated; slight defect to gutter to pp 124-5; sparse incidental marks inside; pp 313.
Washington: Peter Force, 1827. Octavo; 466 pages; G+; Rebound in full brown cloth with leather label to spine; Ex-library copy with expected marks, including stamp to copyright page and pencil call number to advertisement leaf; Several small closed tears to title page, none impacting text; Scattered light damp staining throughout; Text block significantly age-toned.
Harrisonburg: Davidson & Bourne, 1813. First Edition. 12mo., 252 pages, 12 pages; G+; Housed in brown cloth and light brown leather case and brown cloth chemise; Bound in calf with faded morocco label and gilt lettering; Boards show moderate bumping to corners, light+ wear to joints, chipping to leather at head of spine, and a two-inch crack along joint at front cover; Textblock has light+ age-toning to edges, moderate foxing throughout interiorly, several pencil emendations to titlepage and front paste-down, and light chipping to titlepage; List of Subscribers appears at back.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1836. First Edition. Octavos, Two volumes; VG; Later 3/4-blue leather with marbled boards; Banded spines with blue leather labels and gilt lettering; Boards show light wear to corners; Textblock has light age-toning to speckled edges, light foxing to pages interiorly, and faint dampstain impacting first several pages of Volume I; Complete with fold-out map frontispiece in Volume I; Signature of former owner appears on ffep of Vol. I.; CONTENTS: Vol. I. (xxx, pp. 9-533) -- Vol. II. (v, 576 pages). Howes C178.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. First Printing. Octavo; VG-/G+; yellow and green pictorial spine with ivory text; first printing; dust jacket exterior shows mild sunning, mostly to spine; lightly rubbed edges; light foxing to flap edges; price clipped front flap; Brodart wrap to dj; cloth exterior has minimal wear; strong, straight boards; text block exterior edges have slightly age toned; pictorial endpapers; former owner's name to half title page; interior pages very good; illustrated; pp 449.
Philadelphia: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1833. Octavo, xx, , 22-380 pages; G; bound in publisher's blue cloth, titling to spine completely gone, remnants of ex-library label to spine; fraying and weakening to both hinges, spine peeling up along rear hinge, rubbing and general wear, water-stain to top edge of front board; mild foxing and toning throughout; ink name to ffep, sfep, rear pastedown; bookplate of the 'Woodlawn Library Association of Friends' to the front pastedown; Map bound in at page 253, largely detached from binding, but with 3cm at top attached to binding; Printed on thin paper; binding cracked at map; hand-colored; As Fine an example of the map bound in as can be found, this copy with no tears to the folds and only the slightest of wear to the extremities; David Rumsey: "the 'eagle' map is most extraordinary and rare: it shows an eagle superimposed in engraving and color on the United States, with the Talons in Florida, the eye in Vermont, and the wings spreading west to the Missouri Territory. It is beautifully done." consignment; shelved case 3.
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1915. Large Paper Edition, #10/250. Octavo, 4 vols.; VG-/G+; three-quarter white cloth bindings, boards in blue-gray paper; gray cloth dust jackets; spines with gilt lettering; protected with mylar wrappers; mild shelf wear to volumes, some shelf wear to jackets; corners of all vols. slightly bumped; mild wear to crow and tail of all spines; upper edges of textblocks gilt; all vols. with full-color frontispieces; illustrated in black and white and full color; most pages uncut; pages clean; shelved above Case 9.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press. Collector's Facsimile Edition. Octavo, 23 pages; VG; three-quarter navy leather binding, boards in navy cloth; spine with gilt lettering and design; in publisher's original glassine wrapper; mild shelf wear and scuffing; informational pamphlet loose within; pages clean; shelved Easton Press.
Philadelphia: J.C. McCurdy & Co., Publishers, 1879. Octavo; G; mustard brown, black and gilt pictorial spine with black text to gilt; a volume of practical experiences popularly illustrated; no jacket; exterior to cloth shows moderate wear due to age and handling; few darkish smudges to rear; front shows also decorated with black and brown border with gilt and black lettering; rear panel has blind-stamped decorative border and lettering; some wear to edges; sturdy boards; text block exterior edges have age toned slightly; broken front hinge; partially cracked rear hinge; few numbers stamped to front pastedown; mild tone to endpapers; frontispiece with tissue guard; light offset to title page; color and black and white plates with tissue guards; interior pages good, just minor incidental marks here and there; intact pages; pp 584.
1828. One autograph page, with integral address leaf, signed Franklin Dexter on the signature line. Labeled "Franklin Dexter" on address leaf (apparently in Story's hand). Light age-toning overall, with moderate creasing from folding (for mailing). Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 9.5" x 7.75"
1827-1840. 1. One page autograph letter, with integral address leaf. Dated November 28th, 1827. Story writes concerning the sending of Mrs. Story's trunk to Boston, and asks for clarification on Paige's first name: "P.S. Have I got your Christian name right?, or the name of the [illegible] right? I have been sadly [illegible] to find any one William, who know you by name, or as Mrs. Webster's Brother." Signed at signature line: "Your obliged friend, / Joseph Story" Light and uneven age-toning overall, with one small closed tear along horizontal folding line (not impacting text). Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Measurements: 8" x 9.75" 2. One page autograph letter, with integral address leaf. Dated February 15th, 1832. Story writes concerning a bill of lading for several items sent to Boston to be placed in Paige's care. He also mentions Clay's recent "abominable" speech on the ongoing tariff debate, and that "Mr. Webster is well..." Signed at signature line: "Very affectionately yours, / Joseph Story" Moderate and uneven age-toning overall, with some light creasing and chipping to fore-edge. Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Measurements: 8" x 9.75" 3. One page autograph note, dated December 4th, 1832. Story writes to confirm a meeting with Paige for the completion of a deed. Signed at signature line: "Yours truly / Joseph Story" Light plus age-toning overall, with light wear to corners, and a very small close tear to folding line (not impacting text). Folded for mailing. In self-folding envelope with circular postal cancellation, paid stamp, and hand cancellation. Condition: Very Good Minus; Measurements: 5" x 8" 4. One page autograph letter, with integral address leaf. Dated April 3rd, 1840. Story writes to Paige for assistance in making luggage arrangements. Signed at signature line: "Your obliged friend, Joseph Story" Light age-toning overall, with light wear to top and bottom edges, and one small chip to fore-edge (not impacting text). Folded for mailing. Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 8" x 9.75"
1824. One sheet,with integral address leaf. Story's letter extends across three of these, with Johnson's address and a docket on the final page. Lightly age-toned with light soiling to the page containing the address. A seal tear has resulted in two small losses to the second leaf of the letterset, affecting about five words of text (sense intact). Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 8" x 9.75"
Chromolithograph portrait of Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, framed and matted, with laid-in clip signature of Story. Lithograph is based on a portrait by Chappel, and features a facsimile Story signature in bottom margin. Laid-in is a clip signature of Story, apparently excised from a letter, measuring 2.8" x .75". In a wooden frame, measuring .75"w x .75"d, black and gold lacquered. Frame has moderate scuffing overall, and paper backing to frame is largely detached from frame with adhesive tape added by former owner. Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 9" x 6.5"; In-Frame Dimensions: 12.6" x 15.25"
Clip signature of Joseph Story. Excised portion of autograph letter (measuring 1" x 7.5"), pasted on strip of white paper measuring 1.75" x 7.75". Some very light discoloration from adhesive, and light wear to left edge. Also included is a 11.25" x 7.25" lithographic portrait of Story, with moderate age-toning and light foxing overall. Condition: Good Plus; Dimensions: 7.75" x 1.75.
1922. On one sheet of Supreme Court of the United States letterhead (7.75" x 11.5"), folded once to make four pages. Light plus uneven age-toning overall, with some minor soiling, and an ink emendation along left edge (presumably in Watkins' hand) identifying the signer of the letter. Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Dimensions: 5.75" x 7.75"
1924. One page letter, on a single sheet 9" x 14" paper, folded once to make four pages. Blindstamp of "Department of Justice" near top-left corner. Some pinhole punctures in the top-right quadrant (not impacting text), light uneven age-toning overall, and top-right corner excised. Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Dimensions: 7" x 9"
1925. One sheet of Supreme Court of the United States letterhead paper (8" x 10.5"), moderately age-toned with slightly heavier discoloration at edges with grey smudging in several areas (not obscuring any text). Two open tears to top edge (approx. 1.25" x 0.5" and 1" x 3" at widest points), not impacting text. Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Dimensions: 8" x 10.5"
1925. One page letter, on a single sheet of 9" x 14"paper, folded once to make four pages. Blindstamp of "Department of Justice" near top-left corner. Some pinhole punctures along left and top edges, light uneven age-toning overall, some light creasing to top-right corner, and some residual printed material at bottom right corner. Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Dimensions: 7" x 8.75"
1923. One sheet of Supreme Court of the United States letterhead paper (8.5" x 11"), slightly age-toned with heavier age-toning at upper edge and moderate discoloration at lower crease. Several staple holes. A label reading "court justice" pasted to upper left corner, and the remains of another label at right edge. Folded for mailing. Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
1930. On one sheet of Supreme Court of the United States letterhead paper (8" x 10.5"), light uneven age-toning overall, with residual printed material along the top, left and right edges, and light creasing / chipping along the right edge. Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Dimensions: 8" x 10.5"
1924. One sheet of paper, (12.5" x 7.25"), folded once to create four pages. Moderately and, on the first page only, unevenly age-toned with staple holes impacting the third and fourth pages. Small indentation above the salutation. Folded for mailing. Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 6.25" x 7.25" Also included is a typed transcription of the letter on onion skin, (measuring 5.25" x 8.5").
Signed photograph of Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes. Signed in ink: "Sincerely Yours, / Charles E. Hughes" in bottom margin. Photograph bears imprint of "Underwood & Underwood" of New York, and has light age-toning overall. In wood frame (1"w. x 1"d.), painted silver and grey. Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 9.5" x 13"; In-Frame Dimensions: 16.5" x 17.5"
1922. On one sheet of unruled note paper (8" x 10), folded once to make four pages. Light age-toning overall, with several ink emendations (presumably from Watkins) identifying the signature as belonging to Holmes, several faint pinholes, and some residual printed material at the bottom-right corner. Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Dimensions: 5" x 8"
1935. Black and white photograph of Associate Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, framed and matted. Photograph shows some very minor toning to bottom and side edges, and bears imprint of "Pirie MacDonald / Photographer-Of-Men / New York" in bottom right corner. Matting shows light plus age-toning overall. Ink inscription begins in bottom margin of photograph and continues through matting. "To Jane Perry Clark, / Professor Government in Barnard College, / with the high regard and great good will of / Benjamin N. Cardozo / March, 1935. "In wooden frame painted black and measuring .5" w x .5" d. Some light scuffing to frame. Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 9.75" x 6.5"; In-Frame Dimensions: 11.5" x 15.75"
1923. One sheet of Supreme Court of the United States letterhead paper (8" x 10.5"), moderately and somewhat unevenly age toned, with remnants of another typed document still pasted at the top edge. Several patches of scattered light grey marking. Two dockets identifying the signature as that of Butler. Folded for mailing. Condition: Very Good Minus.
1922. One sheet of Supreme Court of the United States letterhead paper ( 8.75" x 6.75"), folded once to make four pages. Light plus uneven age-toning overall, some residual printed material along top edge, and two ink emendations (presumably in the hand of recipient Watkins) identifying the signature as that of Brandeis. Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Dimensions: 4.5" x 6.75"
Louisville: University of Louisville, 1938. Octavo, , 86 pages, ; G+; Paper bound, with black type to front cover; Covers have light plus age-toning and light soiling overall, with moderate wear to yap edges, and a repaired close tear to front cover; Textblock has light wear to untrimmed fore-edge; Signed in ink "Louis D. Brandeis" on ffep.
1792. A one page autograph letter, in ink, by John Marshall, future Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Light soiling and age-toning overall, with very light wear to top edge and corners. Folded twice for mailing, with minor creasing to verso. Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 7.25" x 8.75"
1923. A one page typed letter, signed by Alton B. Parker, 1904 Democratic Candidate for President. One page letter on one sheet of copy paper bearing the letterhead of Parker's law firm,"Parker, Marshall, Miller & Auchincloss". Signed in ink at signature line: "Alton B. Parker". Some light wear to edges (moderate wear to top edge), with residual printed material at the top and left edges, and light age-toning overall. Folded for mailing. Condition: Good Plus; Dimensions: 8" x 11"
1831. A two-page autograph letter, in Clay's hand, addressed to a prominent supporter in Kentucky. Two autograph pages, with integral address leaf. Signed "H. Clay" on signature line. Light plus age-toning overall, folded for mailing. Some light creasing to address leaf. Condition: Very Good Plus; Dimensions: 8" x 10”.
1838. One page autograph letter, in Henry Clay's hand. Signed "H. Clay" at signature line, and "H. Clay" on address leaf. With franked integral address leaf. Light plus age-toning and several instances of moderate foxing; Multiple closed tears along fold-lines repaired with adhesive on verso (see photographs), and some very light chipping to edges. Condition: Good Minus; Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.75"
1850. Ink signature, reading: "D. Webster / 21 Decr 1850. On plain white paper measuring 7" x 8.75", appended to light card stock (measuring 9.25" x 7.75") cut to expose signature. Two closed tears to card stock (not impacting signature) light age-toning and soiling overall, and some mild chipping to corners of card stock. Condition: Good; Dimensions: 7" x 8.75"
1807. Autograph note signed by Waller Taylor and made out to the cashier of the Bank of the United States directing that his salary be paid directly to a merchant named William Bullitt. One page on one sheet of paper. Light wear to left and bottom edges and faint creasing from folding. The verso bears the endorsement of Bullitt and several others. Condition: Good Plus; Dimensions: 8" x 5.25"
New York: Farrar and Rinehart Inc, 1933. Octavo; G+/fair; tan spine with black text; dust jacket exterior shows age toned spine; few chips to head edge; edges have age toned somewhat also; rubbed areas to spine; front detached at joint; mylar wrapped jacket; cloth exterior has sunned spine and edges; other slight sun fading to front and rear; mildly splayed boards; text block fore and tail edges have modestly age toned; head edge has grayish tone; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; illustrated; pp 114.
Cody, WY/Seattle, WA: Buffalo Bill Historical Center/University of Washington Press, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 2 vols.; VG/VG-; spines pictorial, with black and white lettering; housed in VG tan cloth slipcase; mild shelf wear and soiling; small closed tear at crown of vol. 2 jacket spine; ribbon bookmarks; both vols. profusely illustrated in black and white and full color; pages clean; shelved Front Table.
[Washington, D.C.]: Printed [by William Duane] for the House of Representatives, . Folio First Edition. Folio,  blank, , 34, ,  blank pages; VG; bound in circa-1990 paper wraps, black title to front cover; mild toning and foxing throughout; Leaves B-G with small tide-mark to lower fore edge; with blind stamp for 'Sondley Library Asheville, N.C.' on the title page, last 3 leaves. 2R+1 with very thin paper, causing the stamp to create tiny holes. The Sondley library was largely sold in the late 1980's, with the remainder being merged with the Buncombe County Special Collections, properly de-accessioned with confirmation.; Original two leaves of front endpapers and single leaf of rear endpaper present; Extra leaf numbered *12, with signature F* inserted.; Letter of transmittal from Department of State, 8th December, 1801, signed, in print: James Madison. Schedule for Tennessee, which was not present on Dec. 8th, appears on leaf 2R, dated December 22, 1801. Corrected Schedule for Maryland appears on leaf 2R+1.; Not scarce in institutional holdings, as to be expected, but extremely scarce on the market, with RareBookHub listing only one copy in 100 years, being Bonhams 2012, and Goodspeed's before that in 1921.; RW consignment; shelved case 4.
New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1945. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 313 pages; VG-/VG-; spine green, with age-toned white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; large chip missing at upper right corner of jacket front; multiple small chips missing at upper edge of jacket all around; small closed tear at lower edge of jacket front; some wear to crown and tail of jacket spine; light-colored soiled spots at jacket spine; small chip missing at upper left corner of jacket back; price uncut '$3.00'; mild soiling to boards; inscribed by Young to her editor at front free endpaper; mild age-toning to textblock; pages clean; shelved Case 10.
San Antonio: Henrietta Anderson Holden, 1948. First Edition. Thin Octavo; G; blue spine without text; first edition; no dust cover; cloth shows some sunning to exterior, mostly to spine and toward edges; gilt lettering to front; gilt illustration to front; sturdy, intact binding; textblock exterior edges have slight foxing; inscribed by author to fep; chip to hinge to tail edge; signed by author and artist to title page; slight chipping to edges to endpapers, possibly worm holes; slight foxing to first and last few years; frontispiece; interior pages good; illustrated; numbered, limited copies; this is no. 356 of 500; pp 44.
New York: New Harlem Publishing Company, 1903. Octavo; G+; green spine with green text; no jacket; cloth has slight soiling wear to exterior; pictorial front with white lettering; chipped spine edges; rubbed fore corners; otherwise edges have slight wear; strong boards; textblock exterior edges have age toned moderately; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; endpapers have age toned edges; partial cracking to hinges; frontispiece; slight toning to interior pages toward edges; profusely illustrated; maps to rear endpapers; cracking to map fold; pp 332.