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The Women Of 1798

By Keogh, Daire & Nicholas Furlong (Editors), with contributions by Mary Helen Thuente, Nancy J. Curtin, John Gray, Thomas Bartlet, Ruan O’Donnell, John D. Beatty, Kevin O’Neill, Eleanor Burgess, Maureen Murphy, and Anna Kinsella

Four Courts Press, Dublin, 1998; First Edition; 8vo, 208 pages. A History of the roles played by women in the 1798 Irish Rebellion, with ten essays by recognized Irish scholars:"Liberty, Hibernia and Mary Le More: United Irish Images Of Women" ; "Matilda Tone And Virtuous Republican Femininity" ; "Mary Anne McCracken: Belfast Revolutionary And Pioneer Of Feminism" ; "Bearing Witness: Female Evidences In Courts Martial Convened To Supress The 1798 Rebellion" ; "Bridget ‘Cappy Biddy’ Dolan: Wicklow’s Anti-Heroine of 1798" ; "Protestant Women Of County Wexford And Their Narratives Of The Rebellion Of 1798" ; "Mary Shackleton Leadbeater: Peaceful Rebel" ; "Lord Edward’s Aunt: How Louisa Conolly And Her Sisters Faced The Rebellion" ; "The Noggin of Milk: An Old Testament Legend And the Battle Of Ballinamuck" ; and "Nineteenth-Century Perspectives: The Women Of 1798 In Folk Memory And Ballads." Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. A pristine copy.


The Second World War

By Churchill, Winston and The Editors Of Life

Time Incorported/Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1959; First Edition; Folio; black/blue and black/green leatherette boards; gilt titles and decorations; illustrated. Time Incorporated condensed version of Winston Churchill’s six-volume memoirs The Second World War, profusely illustrated with hundreds of magnificent historic photos in black and white and color, taken by both Allied and Axis photographers, many here published for the first time. Two beautifully bound volumes, plus the 10" vinyl LP record of Churchill’s most notable wartime addresses in its original protective glassine sleeve. All items Fine, in a Fine slipcase. Clean, crisp, bright, sharp, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. Extensive photo credit index at the end of Vol. II. A sparkling set.


Intimacies Of Court And Society, An Unconventional Narrative Of Unofficial Days

By The Widow Of An American Diplomat

Dodd, Mead And Company, New York, 1912; First Edition; 8vo, 336 pages; top edge gilt; red cloth boards; gilt titles and decorations; illustrated. Insightful turn of the century narrative of over twenty years of travel in the American foreign service as wife of a member of the diplomatic corps in France, Vatican City, Germany, Russia, England, Canada, and Washington, D. C., providing unique and often amusing insider views of the conduct of governments and the peculiarities of people of all classes. Illustrated with 24 b&w halftone photo plates. Very Good Plus. Clean, crisp, corners sharp, binding tight, sound, and square. Small surface-only damp stain on front board cloth at center left, 1 1/4" in length. No ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. A bright and attractive first edition of a scarce book.


The Second World War, The Grand Alliance

By Churchill, Winston S.

Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1950; First Edition, first printing; 8vo, 903 pages; red cloth; yellow topstain; illustrated. Third volume in Winston Churchill’s great history of the Second World War, illustrated with numerous charts and maps. Near Fine, clean, crisp, bright, corners sharp, slight concavity of the text block at top. No ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. In a Very Good Plus dust jacket with a single 3/16" corner chip and a few miniscule closed edge tears, no price clipping, no fading, and with all original sheen preserved.


The Second World War, The Hinge Of Fate

By Churchill, Winston

Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1950; First Edition, first printing; 8vo, 1,000 pages; red cloth; yellow topstain; illustrated. Fourth volume in Churchill’s series on the history of the Second World War, illustrated with numerous maps and diagrams. Near Fine, clean, crisp, bright, corners sharp, slight concavity of the text block at top. No ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. In a Very Good dust jacket with small chipping at the extremities of the spine panel and a three short closed edge tears of 1", 1" and 1/2" respectively. Not price clipped, no fading. Photo of Churchill and Stalin on back panel.


Our National Government, Or Life And Scenes In Our National Capital, Portraying the Wonderful Operations In All The Great Departments, And Describing Every Important Function Of Our Law-Making Bodies, Including Its Historical,Executive, Administrative, Departmental, Artistic, And Social Features, With Sketches Of The Presidents and Their Wives And Of All The Famous Women Who Have Reigned In The White House From Washington’s To Taft’s Administration

By Logan, Mrs. John A.

H. L. Baldwin Company, Minneapolis, 1908; First Edition; 8vo, 770 pages; maroon cloth; gilt titles; decorative end papers; photo illustrated. A fascinating history of our national government, the U.S. Presidents and their wives, and our nation’s capital, with detailed accounts of some of the roles ably played by women. Written by wife of General, later U.S. Senator, John A. Logan (1826-1886). Mrs. Logan came to Washington with her husband for the first time in 1858, and remained there as a key insider for over 30 years. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, many of them made expressly for the book. Frontispiece portrait plate of Mrs. Logan, with guard tissue. Very Good Plus, clean, crisp, bright, binding tight, sound and square, with some minor cloth wear at the lowermost spine extremity. A detailed first hand account of the inside workings of every department of our National Government, containing a wealth of fascinating and useful information. A book which serves as a reminder of what our national government used to be: open, honest, and dedicated to public service. A marked contrast to our government today.


Songs Of Stephen Foster

By Earhart, Will and Edward B. Birge (Editors)

University Of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburg, PA, 1944; 8vo, 131 pages; illustrated. A total of forty-one popular American songs, with both lyrics and musical notation, by legendary composer and songwriter Stephen C. Foster, all of them first editions collected in the early part of the twentieth century by Josiah K. Lilly of Indianapolis, Indiana, who subsequently bequeathed them to the people of the United States. The collection is now preserved at the Stephen Collins Foster Memorial at the University of Pittsburgh. Fine condition, in printed blue wraps. Frontispiece portrait photo of the composer.


American Commander In Spain, Robert Hale And The Abraham Lincoln Brigade

By Merriman, Marion and Warren Lerude

University of Nevada Press, Reno, 1986; First Edition; 8vo, 255 pages; photo-illustrated. Biography of Robert Hale Merriman, first combat commander of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion and major figure in the Spanish Civil War, upon whom Ernest Hemingway is said to have based the character of Robert Jordan in "For Whom The Bell Tolls." Fine, in a Very Good Plus dust jacket that has not been price-clipped. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp.


Women Of The Klan, Racism and Gender in the 1920’s

By Blee, Kathleen M.

University of California Press, Berkley, 1991; First Edition; 8vo, 228 pages; photo-illustrated. As New, in wraps. A pristine copy.


The Establishment Of The First Texas Newspaper, With Some Excerpts From The Texas Republican, Pioneer Of Newspapers At Nacogdoches In 1819

By McMurtrie, Douglas C.

Press Of El Paso Vocational School, El Paso, Texas, 1935; First Edition, limited to 200 copies; 7 1/4" x 9 1/2", 15 pages. A look at the "Texas Republican," first Texas newspaper, published by the James Long expedition at Nacogdoches August 14, 1819, with Horatio Bigelow as editor and Eli Harris printer. The paper carried information regarding the amount of land available and pay offered to those volunteering for Long’s army, plus accounts of Texas life, terrain, wildlife, and natural resources. The "Republican" is perhaps the rarest of newspapers, having reportedly gone out of existence before the end of September of the same year. No copy is known to have survived, and all existing excerpts derive from portions quoted by other contemporary newspapers. Very Good Plus, in illustrated wraps. Clean, crisp, bright, no chips, tears, or soiling, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. Authored by noteworthy type designer/ historian/ printing bibliographer Douglas C. McMurtrie, whose numerous distinctions include having headed the W.P.A.’s American Imprints Inventory, resulting in the preservation of many millions of American literary works by the Library of Congress.


O Dawnej Lodzi

By Baranowski, Bohdan

Wydawnictwo Lodzkie, Lodz, Poland, 1976; First Edition; 8vo, 356 pages; beige cloth boards; black titles; illustrated. A history of old Lodz, authored by renowned Polish author/ historian Bohdan Baranowski. Text in Polish. Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with edge rubbing.


The Plantation South

By Jones, Katherine M.

The Bobbs-Merrill Company, NY, 1957; First Edition; 8vo, 412 pages. First hand accounts of Southern plantation life, dating from 1799 to 1861. Selected from 47 different writers, over half of them Southerners. A fascinating book, dispelling common misconceptions and stereotypes. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good Plus dust jacket. Crisp, bright, and very nice.


Eighteenth Century German Manuscript: Inventarium Und Abtheillung, Weylandt der tugendtgsamben Maria Balzingerin dess Ehrengeachten H. [Herrn] Mathias Steiben des Gerichts Undt hochfurstlich Pffalz Zweybruerhischen Dienschaft Meyeren allhier gewesten Ehlichen Haussfrawen seelich Verlassenschaft in welchem Inventario auch gedachten H. [Herrn] Steiben sammentliche Vermogen mit begrussen so angefangen Undt aussgerichtet worden. Zu Weyer bey Horburg den 13 Septembris 1751. (Inventory And Division Of Assets Of Maria Baltzinger And Mathias Steib, Weier-Horburg, Alsace, 1751)

Weier near Horburg (Wihr-en-Plaine), 1751; tall quarto (8 1/2" x 13"), 418 pages. Original handwritten manuscript of the last will and testament of Maria Balzinger (Baltzinger), deceased wife of Mathias Steib, official of the local court and tenant of Pfalz-Zweibrucken ducal estate at Weier near Horburg in the Alsace region. Contains detailed inventories of all personal and real property for both spouses, with monetary valuations, plus the names of all family members and beneficiaries, in addition to full transcriptions of the couple’s original marriage agreements, recorded at the City Hall in Colmar, November 26, 1703. Text in both German and French, comprised of 209 leaves of handmade watermarked paper, written both sides, for a total of 418 pages. A valuable primary resource, with genealogical and historical data for a privileged Alsace family. Dated at Weier near Horburg, September 13, 1751. Fine condition, in the original sewn binding. There is a single small chip, 8mm x 5mm in size, on the cover page, not affecting text, repaired on the verso with japan paper. Clean, crisp, bright, paper supple, all stitching tight. Of additional interest is the original handwritten bill for the drawing up of the document, neatly laid in, which unabashedly reads: "Mr. Mathias Steib, administrator and judge here in Weier near Horburg, has to pay me, the person who signed below, from the assets he inherited, fifty-three Louisdor, which is the fee for writing everything up. In addition, he has to pay a fee of eighteen Louisdor for listing Anna Maria’s assets, and a fee of sixteen Louisdor for writing up Mathias’s assets. Altogether this amounts to eight-eight Louisdor - one Louisdor has to be paid for making out the bill." The bill is signed "Laurent" and dated at Weier, March 24, 1752.


The History Of The Social Movement In France, 1789-1850

By von Stein, Lorenz

The Bedminster Press, NJ, 1964; First Edition; 8vo, 467 pages. First English edition of Lorenz von Stein’s classic 1850 work, inspiration for numerous social movements worldwide and a landmark in the history of social thought. Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket that has a couple of miniscule closed edge tears.


The Spanish Southwest 1555-1799, catalog #147

By Edward Eberstadt & Sons

Edward Eberstadt & Sons, New York, 1952; tall 4to, 63 pages; printed paper wraps. Catalog #147 from notable booksellers Edward Eberstadt & Sons, featuring 211 exceedingly rare books and manuscripts on the subject of Spanish exploration and colonization of the Southwest, with detailed descriptions for each of the entries. A scarce and valuable bibliographical resource, with a substantial number of items not recorded by Wagner. Very Good, with light peripheral edge wear and tanning of the wraps margins. Internally Fine.


Wit’s End, Days And Nights Of The Algonquin Round Table

By Gaines, James R.

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, NY, 1977; First Edition; 4to, 251 pages. A behind the scenes look at the other side of life at the Algonquin Round Table, with its notorious figures blinded by their own press releases and tormented by a crippling self consciousness. Robert Benchley, a case in point, was later in life to express remorse that he had so often made of himself such a public clown. Profusely illustrated with period photos. Fine, in a Very Good Plus dust jacket. A revealing book.


Tryphena Ely White’s Journal, Being A Record, Written One Hundred Years Ago, Of The Daily Life Of A Young Lady Of Puritan Heritage (Association Copy)

By White, Tryphena Ely

Fanny Kellogg, Grafton Press, NY, 1904; First Edition; copy #167 of a Limited Edition of 250; 8vo, 46 pages; illustrated; tan cloth; front board paper title label inset. Personal diary, penned in 1805, of Tryphena Ely White, born March 25, 1784 in West Springfield, MA, who at age 21 moved with her family to New York State, Onandaga County, Town of Camillus, marrying Frederick Kellogg of Cayuga County in 1813. Fascinating first-hand account of the day to day life of a woman in 1805 New York State. Also contains a tipped-in fold out genealogical table of Tryphena’s ancestry; a transcript of the 1805 eulogy given at the funeral of Tryphena’s grandfather, deacon Jonathan White, delivered by the aging Rev. Joseph Lathrop, D.D. of West Springfield, MA; a transcript of a letter sent from Tryphena’s brother Harold to younger brother Elijah after having visited Tryphena at her deathbed; and the text of the deed for the tract of land in Camillus settled by Tryphena’s father Joseph in 1804. Illustrated with a tipped-in facsimile of a page from the original diary, and a photo of the old mill site on Joseph White’s homestead. Privately published at Grafton Press by Fanny Kellogg, granddaughter of Tryphena. Inscribed on the f.f.e.p. to Alice Kellogg Smith from Alice Knapp Kellogg, Dec. 10, 1930. Very Good Plus, minor cloth wear at the top extremity of the spine panel. Crisp, clean, bright, binding tight, sound and square.


Clinton County, A Pictorial History

By Allan, Helen W., Carol Bedore, Allan Everest, Mary Leggett

The Donning Company, Norfolk VA, 1988; First Edition, limited; 4to, 223 pages. Exhaustive historical study of Clinton County, New York and its residents, profusely illustrated with hundreds of vintage photographs. Copy #1922 of a finely produced limited edition, published on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Clinton County. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket.


Parliamentary Papers Of John Robinson 1774-1784

By Laprade, William Thomas

Royal Historical Society, London, 1922; First Edition; 8vo, 198 pages; blue cloth; gilt titles and decorations. The parliamentary papers, 1774 to 1784, of John Robinson, Secretary to the British Treasury and trusted friend and confidante of King George III. Analysis and commentary by William Thomas Laprade, Professor of History at Trinity College, North Carolina. An examination into the machinations of power and privilege in the British Empire during and immediately after the period of the American Revolutionary War, from which Laprade concludes that George III and his ministers did not indulge in the practice of bribery and corruption to the degree that has sometimes been alleged. Very Good. Spine sunned. Binding tight, sound and square, corners sharp, titles bright. Most pages unopened. No dust jacket.


Blennerhassett, Or The Decrees Of Fate

By Pidgin, Charles Felton

C. M. Clark Publishing Co., Boston, 1901; First Edition; 442 pages with a 2-page publisher’s catalog at the back; top page edges gilt; light blue cloth; illustrated. Historical novel based on the life of Aaron Burr, at one time one of the most respected of American patriots, who was robbed of his rightful place in history by his quarrel with Alexander Hamilton. Fine, beautiful front board illustration depicting the infamous duel. A sparkling copy.


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