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A Constitutional History of the United States
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A Constitutional History of the United States

By McLAUGHLIN, Andrew C.

New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1935. Hardcover. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering. xi, 833pp. Very good. Would rate near fine except for faint and rubbed abrasion near foot of lacquered spine on otherwise superb binding; internally tight and fine, with no ex-librarisa markings whatsoever. Tight and handsome "Student's edition."

$50.00

Paddle Wheels and Pistols
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Paddle Wheels and Pistols

By ANTHONY, Irvin

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1929. Hardcover. Illustrations by Manning DeV. Lee and Lyle Justis. Small 4to. Green cloth with blue lettering and blue and white pictorial stamping, pictorial dust jacket. 329pp. Color frontispiece, 3 full-page color plates, full-page line drawings. Very good/very good. Faintest of binding edgewear, with endpapers lightly age toned; jacket rather edgeworn, with spine slightly sunned, but complete and still attractive. A tight, attractive reprint edition of this broad survey of the tumultuous heyday of Mississippi River navigation.

$40.00

Getting America Right: The True Conservative Values Our Nation Needs Today
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Getting America Right: The True Conservative Values Our Nation Needs Today

By FEULNER, Edwin J., and WILSON, Doug

New York: Crown Forum, 2006. Hardcover. Forewords by Newt Gingrich and Edwin Meese III. Small 4to. Red and blue paper over boards with silver spine lettering, dust jacket. xvii, 231pp. Fine/fine. A pristine, tight second printing of this political commentary by the noted think tank president, boldly inscribed and signed by him in black fineline on half-title page: "For Bob, / Long time friend and advisor / who knows how to Get / America Right! Thank you! / Ed Feulner / Monte Rio / July 2006." Laid in is a glossy, heavy stock promotional bookmark for this title. Robert Malott (1926-2018) was a noted Chicago businessman, CEO of FMC Corporation, Republican politico and philanthropist.

$50.00

Museum People: Collectors and Keepers at the Smithsonian
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Museum People: Collectors and Keepers at the Smithsonian

By THOMSON, Peggy

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc, 1977. Hardcover. Illustrations by Joseph Low. Small 4to. Beige linen with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xviii, 305pp. Frontispiece, map, numerous line drawings. Fine/very good. Faintest jacket edgewear at spine head/tail (only), else fine. Superbly tight and handsome first edition of these informal behind-the-scenes essays about the Smithsonian's many people and their varying specialties. Nicely inscribed and signed in red ink on half-title page "for Eb Malott / a museum person herself / not to mention a surprising / authority on the sea cow / Peggy Thomson / 1979." (Elizabeth "Ibby" Malott, d. 2003. was wife of Robert Malott, 1926-2018, noted Chicago businessman, CEO of FMC Corporation, Republican politico and philanthropist.).

$50.00

Facing Up: How to Rescue the Economy from Crushing Debt and Restore the American Dream
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Facing Up: How to Rescue the Economy from Crushing Debt and Restore the American Dream

By PETERSON, Peter G.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. Hardcover. Foreword by Warren B. Rudman and Paul E. Tsongas. Small 4to. Blue cloth spine with gilt spine lettering and white paper over boards, dust jacket. 411pp. Numerous color graphs. Fine/fine. A pristine and tight first edition of this study by the noted investment banker and Richard Nixon's Secretary of Commerce (1926-2018), inscribed and signed by him large and bold in black fineline on front flyleaf: "To Bob Malott / To a great guy / With Fond / Remembrances / Pete Peterson." Laid into this copy is a glossy 4to article reprint from the October 1933 issue of "The Atlantic" titled "Facing Up: Why the Middle Class Must Be Clinton's Next Target" excerpted from this book. Fine, with single horizontal fold. From the library of Robert Malott (1926-2018), noted Chicago businessman, CEO of FMC Corporation, Republican politico and philanthropist.

$55.00

On Borrowed Time: How the Growth in Entitlement Spending Threatens America's Future
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On Borrowed Time: How the Growth in Entitlement Spending Threatens America's Future

By PETERSON, Peter G., and HOWE, Neil

San Francisco: Institute for Contemporary Studies, 1988. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 430pp. Tables, charts. Fine/near fine. Superb, tight first edition of this study co-authored by Peterson (1926-2018), noted investment banker and Richard Nixon's Secretary of Commerce, who boldly inscribes and signs the front flyleaf in black fineline: "To Bob Malott / With great respect / and gratitude for / your support of our / Budget effort / Pete Peterson." From the library of Robert Malott (1926-2018), noted Chicago businessman and CEO of FMC Corporation, Republican politico and philanthropist.

$55.00

The Unembarrassed Muse: The Popular Arts in America

By NYE, Russel B.

New York: The Dial Press, 1971. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with yellow spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 497pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Quite light jacket edgewear. Tight and nice second printing edition of this volume in the "Two Centuries of American Life: A Bicentennial History" series.

$17.50

Lost Men of American History

By HOLBROOK, Stewart H.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1946. Hardcover. Introduction by Allan Nevins. 8vo. Dark blue cloth with red lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 370pp. Near fine/good plus. Jacket edgeworn, with several archivally closed (on verso) edge tears and large chip at spine head -- though complete and overall fairly attractive. A tight and nice second printing of these essays on often obscure but interesting noteworthy Americans -- with choice autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf is a Typed Note Signed from Nevins, 1p, 8" X 10½", New York, NY, 8 December 1949. Addressed to Ralph G. Newman (1912-98), founder of Chicago's noted Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. Near fine. Faint original folds. On "Columbia University" letterhead, Nevins acknowledges owing Newman money "for my much prized set of the Bishop's Memoirs" and makes an interesting comment about his upcoming release: "My 'Emergence of Lincoln' has been put off till September; a great gain -- for I need all the time. Freeman's next Washington volumes have been put off till the spring of 1951...." Boldly signed in full in black ink. Nevins (1890-1971) is the Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian best remembered for his 8-volume "Ordeal of the Union" (1947-71) -- of which the "Emergence of Lincoln" title mentioned in this letter are the third and fourth volumes.

$75.00

On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894

By WILDER, Laura Ingalls

New York: Harper & Row, 1962. Hardcover. 8vo. Orange pictorial paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 101pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Very good/very good. Tail of spine binding bumped; jacket a tad edgeworn, with chip at spine tail. A tight and nice later printing of this slim travelogue by the famed "Little House on the Prairie" author (1867-1957).

$20.00

A Pictorial History of America; Embracing Both the Northern and Southern Portions of the New World

By GOODRICH, S.G.

New York: N. Watson, 1855. Hardcover. Small 4to. Heavily blind-embossed full calf with extensive spine gilt and decorations. x, 861pp, 48pp. Two frontispieces (one tissue-guarded with secondary "A Pictorial History of the Western World," Hartford: House & Brown title page), numerous illustrations (some full page), marbled endpapers. Very good. Binding a tad edgeworn (mainly at spine head/tail), though spine gilt largely bright and internally tight and nice. A tight and nice later printing of this massive comprehensive history, by the historian better known as "Peter Parley," first published in Hartford in 1845. SABIN 27916.

$125.00

The Genealogy of the Lamborn Family. With Extracts from History, Biographies, Anecdotes, Etc.

By LAMBORN, Samuel

Philadelphia: M.L. Marion, 1894. Hardcover. Small 4to. Grey cloth with black lettering. 487pp, (16pp). Tissue-guarded frontispiece, numerous full-page plates, maps, floral endpapers. Very good. Mild edgewear only. A tight and nice first edition of this extremely detailed Lamborn (or Lambourne) family genealogy, which hails back to medieval England. Ownership signature on inner flyleaf of one of those descendants, one Sarah E. Salander of Taylorville, Illinois, whose family appear in this volume; tipped on facing leaf is an envelope addressed to her (postal cancellation notes Philadelphia but no date, though the stamp affixed is the 1892 one-center celebrating the 400th anniversary of Columbus's landing), and contained therein is a tiny and elaborate early Valentine's card and two identical heavy stock printed invitations to an 1893 family reunion "of the descendants of Joseph and Rachel Ash," also Lamborn descendants. Quite scarce, as are most family genealogies of this period, printed in small quantities for family distribution and jealously guarded.

$150.00

Memorial of James Thompson, of Charlestown, Mass., 1630-1642, and Woburn, Mass., 1642-1682; and of Eight Generations of His Descendants

By THOMPSON, Leander

Boston: L. Barta & Co, 1887. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering. 246pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, numerous tissue-guarded full-page plates, floral endpapers. Very good. Mild binding edgewear. A tight, nice first edition of this in-depth family genealogy. Blank leaf following last text page bears a few pencilled notes, and tipped to inner flyleaf is an interesting 7 3/4" X 10½" document neatly penned by descendant Marie Thompson Perry (born 1842) showing her lineage back to Edward Converse in 1660 -- written in 1906 on behalf of her nephew Mackey James Thompson to support his acceptance into the Society of Colonial Wars (granted). Like most family genealogies, published in a small quantity for family distribution only and thus scarce.

$100.00

The Unembarrassed Muse: The Popular Arts in America

By NYE, Russel B.

New York: The Dial Press, 1971. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with yellow spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 497pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. A tight and attractive second printing edition of this volume in the "Two Centuries of American Life: A Bicentennial History" series.

$15.00

Dick Gregory's Political Primer
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Dick Gregory's Political Primer

By GREGORY, Dick

New York: Harper & Row, 1972. Hardcover. Edited by James R. McGraw. 8vo. Lavender cloth spine with blue lettering and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. ix, 335pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine/near fine. A tight, attractive first edition of the African-American comedian, civil rights activist and social critic's commentary on all things political.

$50.00

An Address, Delivered at Lexington, on the 19th (20th) April, 1835
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An Address, Delivered at Lexington, on the 19th (20th) April, 1835

By EVERETT, Edward

Charlestown: William W. Wheildon, 1835. Paperback. 8vo. Pale pink wrappers. 66pp. Mildly edgeworn, with occasional foxing; ownership signature on front wrapper. A tight, decent first edition of this typically long-winded speech celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1775 battle by the Massachusetts politician and orator who had just completed ten years in Congress and would soon begin a single term as governor. SABIN 23246.

$65.00

An Orchard Princess
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An Orchard Princess

By BARBOUR, Ralph Henry

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1905. Hardcover. Illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering, ivory and green pictorial stamping and pictorial paper plate on front board. 2199. Color frontispiece, 3 full-page called-for color plates, alternating green and sepia tone border decorations (floral or pictorial) on every text page. Very good. Binding cloth "flecked" mainly on rear board and preliminary leaves foxed, else internally near fine. A tight, attractive first edition of this mainstream fiction by the incredibly prolific boys' series book adventure novelist -- here with lovely color plates by the famed "I Want You" illustrator.

$55.00

The Old Brewery, and the New Mission House at the Five Points
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The Old Brewery, and the New Mission House at the Five Points

By LADIES OF THE MISSION

New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1854. Hardcover. 12mo. Teal green pebble-grained blind-embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering and extensive pictorial spine gilt and front board pictorial giltstamping. xiv, 304pp. Frontispiece, 5 full-page engraved plates. Good plus. binding a tad edgeworn and darkened; internally quite tight, with occasional sporadic bits of foxing. A tight and fairly attractive first edition. This early, Hull House-type effort at social reform was built on the site of a late 18th century brewery in one of New York's then-roughest and most colorful neighborhoods and sought to address all manner of social ills. The ornate gilt lettering, decorative scrolls and pictorial giltstamping on the spine are bright and striking, a lovely example.

$95.00

Communism in the New York Area (Entertainment): Hearings Before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eighty-Fifth Congress, Second Session

By (COMMITTEE ON UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES)

Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1958. Paperback. Small 4to. Wrappers, stapled. vi, pp. 2475-2601, iii. Very good. Outer wrappers (only) slightly worn, rubbed and age toned, with couple of discrete archivally closed tears. Nice, tight first edition of these hearings that took place on May 8 and April 1, 1957 and June 18-19, 1958, featuring interviews with 21 "persons of interest" (not film stars or celebrities).

$50.00

Investigation of Communist Activities in the New England Area -- Part I: Hearings Before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eighty-Fifth Congress, Second Session

By (COMMITTEE ON UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES)

Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1958. Paperback. Small 4to. Wrappers, stapled. vi, pp. 2081-2171. Very good. Outer wrappers (only) lightly worn and age toned, else near fine; faint single vertical crease throughout. A tight and attractive first edition of these March 18th, 1958 public hearings, featuring interviews with eight "persons of interest," beginning with Armando Penha, an undercover FBI agent who finagled his way into a variety high-level positions with the Communist Party in New England. Fascinating reading.

$55.00

Signature and Rank

By CRAWFORD, R. Clay (1825-1907)

To label this impossible-to-categorize figure a ne'er-do-well would be an understatement: He actually was a Union officer with the 1st Tennessee Artillery (supposedly commended for bravery and later serving with the 64th Illinois Volunteers), though pre-war he was a convicted felon who forged his own pardon and during the war he was charged with counterfeiting Bank of Tennessee notes; his long and checkered career as a con man included passing himself off as a physician ("Dr. Clifton") and a millionaire and telling correspondents the Egyptian government employed him under the name Osman Bey and the Turkish government under the name Osman Pasha.... the stories and list of hoaxes goes on and on. Boldly penned "R. Clay Crawford / Late Col 1st Tenn Art." in brown ink on a 4½" X 1" slip, n.p., n.y. Very good. Quite scarce and unusual.

$55.00

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