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Essays of Michel De Montaigne

By Montaigne, Michel

New York:: Doubleday & Co.,, 1947. This is No. 933 of the special Limited Edition of 1000 copies SIGNED BY SALVADOR DALI. Original publishers bright blue cloth stamped and lettered in gold. A fine copy in the original black slipcase which shows some some light bumping to the lower corners. Montaigne's famous musings on the follies of men lend themselves particularly well to the art of Salvado Dali.. Limited Edition. Original Blue Cloth. Fine. Illus. by Salvatore Dali.. 8vo..


Porgy and Bess

By Gershwin, George and Heyward, Du Bose

New Yor:: Random House,, 1937. Limited Edition one of 250 SIGNED BY GEORGE GERSHWIN, DU BOSE HEYWARD, IRA GERSHWIN AND ROUBEN MAMOULIAN. A lovely copy in original straw-covered slipcase that shows some wear.. Limited Edition. Red Pebbled Morocco. Excellent.


History of the First Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, from the 25th of May, 1861, to the 25th of May 1864

By Cudworth, Warren H

Boston:, 1866. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on ffep and dated Dec. 18, 1883. 3/4 Comtemporary brown cloth with flag-bearing soldier embossed in gold on front cover. An important Civil War regimental history that saw action in many of the most famous battles including First Bull Run, Yorktown, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Spottsylvania Court House. Cudworth, the Chaplain, describes in detail his experiences and what he personally witnessed. This is a highly interesting and detailed history hightlighted by many descriptions of plantations, and conversations with slaves. Some moderate rubbing and soiling, a few small stains and light soiling. (Nevins I, 76). First Edition. Very Good. 8vo..


History of the Forty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia

By Mann, Albert W

Boston:: Brookside Press,, 1908. vi p., 1 l., 562, frontispiece, illustrated, maps. Nevins describes this work as: "A contributory work with a natural imbalance of material; as part of the XVII Corps, this regiment campaigned principally in North Carolina." A fine copy.. First Edition. Black Cloth Gilt. Fine. 8vo..


Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman, Thirty-Second President of the United States of America

By Hillman, William (TRUMAN, HARRY S. )

New York:: Farrar, Strauss, and Young,, 1952. Presentation Copy. One of 250, this one SIGNED BY TRUMAN ON THE LIMITATION PAGE AND INSCRIBED TO MATTHEW CONNELLY BENEATH THE FRONTISPIECE: "To a grand man and loyal public servant. Wish we had more like him/Harry Truman". Connelly was the chief investigator for the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, known as the Truman Committee. He subsequently became Executive Assistant to Senator Truman and later as appointments secretary was a close and trusted aide to the President. His reputation was of a no-nonsense, poker-faced man who knew how to get things done. He was convicted in 1956 for accepting a bribe and eventually served six months in federal prison. Truman, ever loyal to his friends, stood by him throughout his ordeal. Royal blue morocco, gilt-lettered backstrip and quotation to front board. A fine copy in the original publisher's cloth slipcase which shows some very light edgewear.. First Edition. Royal Blue Simulated Morocco. Near Fine. Folio.


Money and How It Gets That Way

By Miller, Henry

Paris,: Booster:, 1938. A beautiful copy; original wrappers burnished in gold. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HENRY MILLER TO AUTHOR WILLIAM SAROYAN - "For Bill Saroyan, Greetings! Henry Miller, 1938" . Housed in a custom cloth chemise and 1/4 gilt-lettered clamshell box.. First Edition. Original Green Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo..


The Wall

By Hersey, John, Illustrated by William Sharp

New York:New York:: Limited Editions Club, 1957 Full Black Morocco Gilt. Limited. By the Artist. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hersey's great novel magnifcently bound in full, black, crushed morocco elaborately tooled in gold. The spine in six comparments also maginifently gilted with red leather labels. a.e.g. Custom black slipcase also in fine condition..


Idyll in the Desert

By Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1931. One of 400 copies SIGNED BY FAULKNER - THIS MARKED PRINTER'S COPY. Written in ink on the colophon: "This `printer's copy` was mine. It was designed by me, John s. Fass." Also laid in is a copy of the 2 page, typed letter by the Inspector of the Post Office Department of Mississippi directed to Faulkner, then Postmaster of the University of Mississippi, stating the charges against him tht would eventually force him to resign his position. Faulkner's tenure there was marked by his general lack of interest and neglect. Details of the charges describe Faulkne's penchant for playing golf and cards during working hours, reading, being surly, randomly tossing mail into the garbage and other offenses characteristic of the young novelist. A fine copy of this signed limited Faulkner book in a red custom cloth folding box.. By the Author. First And Only Edition. Marbled Red Boards. Fine/Excellent. 8vo..


The Sioux War What Has Been Done By the Minnesota Campaign of 1863: What Should be Done During a Dakota Campaign of 1864, with Some General Remarks Upon the Indian Policy Past Future, of the United States

By Taylor, James W

St. Paul:: Office of the Printing Press Co.,, 1863. 16 pages, double columns. A very rare pamphlet comprising papers sent to the St. Paul Daily Press in the Fall of 1863 dealing with the uprising and hostilities encountered by the Sibley & Scully expedition through the northern plains. It's recommendations include waging a fierce campaign from Minnesota to the Black Hills in order to protect settlers in the future. In near fine condition and beautifully bound in 1/2 red morocco with gilt lettering on the spine.. First Edition. Modern 1/2 Red Morocco. Near Fine.


The Martyrs, and the Fugitive; or a Narrative of the Captivity, Sufferings and Death of an African Familty

By Platt, S.H

New York: Daniel Fanshaw,, 1859. Gilt-lettered Cloth. Excellent. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Based on a true story, the harrowing facts are fascinating and frightening to read. Blockson 9681.. First Edition. Excellent.


Free Thoughts, on the Proceedings of the Continental Congress, Held at Philadelphia Sept. 5, 1774, By a Farmer

By (Seabury, Samuel)

New York & London:, 1774. 24pp., nicely bound in polished calf, aeg., gilt cover & spine titles. Highly important tract by Bishop Seabury, a leading Episcopalian and ardent supporter of the Crown . This work ignited a war of words between Alexander Hamilton and Seabury. Book in very good condition showing only moderate wear. (Evans 13602; Sabin 78574; Howes S-253). Polished Calf. Very Good. 8vo..



By Pynchon, Thomas

Philadelphia and New York:: Lippincott,, 1963. First Edition, First State (no reviews on real panel). Very light fading to top and bottom edges, first state dust wrapper shows some very minor rubbing to spine panel and ends; thin wrinkle beneath front panel lettering. A very bright near fine copy.. First Edition. Original Violet Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo..


Braxton Bragg

By Seitz, Don C

Columbia, S. C.:: The State Col,, 1924. Frontispiece portrait of Bragg, 544pp.. A highly praised account of one of the Confederacy's foremost generals. The text includes many quotations from General Bragg's wartime letters and documents. Original beige cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. In immaculate condition. Previous owner's small bookplate on the front pastedown.. First Edition. Beige Cloth Gilt. Near Fine. 8vo..



By Billings, John D

Boston:: The Arakelyan Press,, 1909. xii p.,2 ,400p, frontispiece. A beautiful copy that Nevins describes as: "Among the top dozen unit histories pertaining to the Civil War; Billings uses his own diary, some 300 letters, and a comrade's manuscript as a basis for this book.". First Edition. Original Red Cloth Gilt. Near Fine. 8vo..


Typed Letter Signed

By Warren, Earl

Washington, D.C., On U. S. Supreme Court letterhead, 2 pages to Orison S. Marden, President of the Legal Aid Association. A fine, lengthy content letter on the American justice system. In small part: "It is in the nautre of man to seek justice, and the basic purpose of any good legal system is to provide it. One of the characteristics that has enobled this nation and made it great is our insistence upon making justice equal and accessible for all. The citizen who faces the power of the state on a serious criminal charge does not have the equal protection of the law unless he is able to afford the help of a lawyer. Neither are the scales of justice kept in balance if large numbers of our citizens are not advised of their legal rights." A wonderful letter by arguably the greatest Chief Justice of the 20th century espousing is legal philosophy.. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 2 Pages.


Dombey and Son

By Dickens, Charles

London, 1848. An early issue with the following points: p.284 "Delight" instead of "joy"; Cuttle's hook is in the left hand in the title page vignette; "Capatin" instead of "Captain" in the final line of p.324. 38 illustrations throughout the text by (Phiz). Beautifully bound in 3/4 maroon morocco gilt, spine in six compartments tooled and lettered in gold, a.e.g.. Lacks errata slip and half title. An exceptionally clean copy with only some light soiling to the illustrations. Eckel 74-76). First Edition in Book Form. 3/4 Maroon Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by H.K. Browne. 8vo..


A Report of an Exploration of the Country Lying Between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains on the Line of the Kansas and Great Platte Rivers."

By Fremont, John C

Washington, D.C.,: Senate Document 243., 1843. Large folding map and six plates all in fine condition. Some pages lightly foxed otherwise an excellent copy. Howes F371; Sabin 25843.. First Edition. Recent Green Morocco Gilt. Excellent. 8vo..


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Twain, Mark

New York & London:: Charles L. Webster,, 1885. Near Fine. First American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is a wonderful copy of the First US edition, final state with the following issue points: Title page is bound in; illustration list p87; "with the saw;" p155, final "5" is present in different font; p.283 trouser illustration redone and page bound-in; photogravure frontis portrait; p.l43, "L" in Col present and "b" in body corrected. Contemporary owner's signature in neat hand on ffep. 174 text illustrations. A beautiful fresh and bright copy with only very slight wear to lower corners and foot of spine. A later issue of this classic but in pristine condition.. First Edition. Orignal Green Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo..



By McCalla,William L

Philadelphia:: Printed for the Author,, 1841. 199pp.. "Account by a Presbyterian minister of a journey by sea to Galveston and then to Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Goliad.The rest of the book if made up of general but rather favorable observations on Texas, an attach upon "Popery," a discussion taking several pages to the effect that Texas is at a disadvantage in not having ministers with degrees of Doctor of Divinity and so on. One of the items in the index is the Proposed Charter of Galveston University." . A beautiful fresh clean copy with some very widely scattered foxing. Bound in new 1/2 cordovan morocco over marbled paper boards. Ribbed spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Black, gilt lettered spine label.Vandale 107. Phillips Sporting Books p.242: "Hunting experiences." Graff 2575. Clark Travels in the Old South III 209. STREETER TEXAS 1387. CLARK III:209. RADER 2275. RAINES, p.142. SABIN 42979. HOWES M34. GRAFF 2575. First Edition. Excellent. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


The Life of Thomas Paine

By Cheetham, James

New York:: Southwich and Pelsue,, 1809. One of the most famous political hatchet jobs in American History. Although at one time good friends, Paine and Cheetham had a serious falling out so at the time of Paine's death in 1809, the love was long lost. Paine had a talent for alienating his friends as well as his enemies. Once the revolutionary visionary whose pamphlets inspired his nation, Paine had deteriorated in old age into an embittered old radical without an audience. His last years were spent primarily in poverty and alcoholism. His death caused a renewed spate of attention and Cheetham, editor of the American Citizen, chose the moment to settle some old scores. A highly interesting and hard to find book showing minor wear and rubbing to boards with some spotting. Covers reattached by stiching at joints. Text is very good with only light foxing and a tiny piece missing from front blank.. First Edition. Original Paper Boards. Very Good. 8vo..


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