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cover of The White House Years: Mandate for Change 1953-1956 and The White House Years: Waging Peace 1956-1961.

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1963-65. This is the story of President Eisenhower’s first administration. Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of the major figures of the twentieth century, writes an account of the events, as he saw them, leading up to a sweeping mandate, and then pursues the theme of change in the years 1953-1956
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cover of Benjamin Harrison Glass Bust.

Benjamin Harrison Glass Bust.

by [Harrison, Benjamin]

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Rare frosted glass bust of the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison. Mounted on a hollow glass pedestal. In near fine condition. The bust measures 5.5 inches in height. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches in height. American lawyer and politician Benjamin Harrison served as the 23rd president of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He… Read more
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cover of In the Supreme Court of the United States October Term, 1952. Oliver Brown, Mrs. Richard Lawton, Mrs. Sadie Emmanuel v. Board of Education of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

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New York: Bar Press Inc., 1952. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality. The Court's decision partially overruled its 1896 decision Plessy v.… Read more
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cover of Gettysburg National Military Park Commission: Annual Reports to the Secretary of War 1893-1901.

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Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902. First edition of the collected annual reports of the Gettysburg National Military Park Commission: 1893 and 1901. Octavo, original cloth. In good condition. The Gettysburg National Military Park Commission was appointed May 25, 1893 by Secretary of War Daniel S. Lamont and consisted of Lieut. Col. John P. Nicholson, John B. Bachelder, and Brig.… Read more
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cover of Photograph of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon.

Photograph of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon.

by Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon

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Published
1981
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1981. Color photograph of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon. Signed below their likeness, Ronald Reagan, Gerald R. Ford Sept 1981 and Jimmy Carter. A striking image with the Presidents flanked by an American flag on either side. This photograph was taken at the White House prior to their departure for Anwar Sadat's funeral in… Read more
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cover of Indian Civilization: A Lecture by Stanley Pumphrey of England. With Introduction by John G. Whittier.

Indian Civilization: A Lecture by Stanley Pumphrey of England. With Introduction by John G. Whittier.

by Pumphrey, Stanley. Introduction by John D. Whittier

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Published
1877
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£575.75

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Philadelphia: The Bible and Tract Distributing Society, 1877. Rare first edition of Pumphrey's report on the condition of the Indian tribes removed to the Indian Territory and Kansas. Octavo, original wrappers, hand-colored folding map of the Indian Territory assigned to the various tribes along with information about the treaties which led to the formation of the reserve, appendix. Introduction… Read more
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cover of Acts Passed at the First Session of the Ninth Congress of the United States…Begun and Held at the City of Washington, in the Territory of Columbia, on Monday, the second of December, 1875.

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[1875]. Proclaimed on February 8, 1839, the Treaty with the Miami was made and concluded at the Forks of the Wabash in the State of Indiana, between the United States of America, by Commissioner Abel C. Pepper, and the Miami tribe of Indians. The Miami agreed to cede the remainder of tribal lands in their possession to the United… Read more
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cover of Report From The Secretary of War, Transmitting, In Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate, the Report of the Commissioner to Investigate Claims Against the Miami Indians, with a Statement of Expense of Said Commission, &c. March 2, 1839.

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1839-1886. Proclaimed on February 8, 1839, the Treaty with the Miami was made and concluded at the Forks of the Wabash in the State of Indiana, between the United States of America, by Commissioner Abel C. Pepper, and the Miami tribe of Indians. The Miami agreed to cede the remainder of tribal lands in their possession to the United… Read more
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cover of Miami and Pottawatomie Indian Treaty Collection.

Miami and Pottawatomie Indian Treaty Collection.

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1828-1826
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£1,645.00

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Washington: Various Publishers, 1828-1826. Proclaimed on February 8, 1839, the Treaty with the Miami was made and concluded at the Forks of the Wabash in the State of Indiana, between the United States of America, by Commissioner Abel C. Pepper, and the Miami tribe of Indians. The Miami agreed to cede the remainder of tribal lands in their possession… Read more
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cover of Alexander Hamilton Treasury Department Circular Signed.

Alexander Hamilton Treasury Department Circular Signed.

by Hamilton, Alexander

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Published
March 30, 1793
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£13,160.00

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March 30, 1793. As the first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the administration of President George Washington. He took the lead in the federal government's funding of the states' American Revolutionary War debts, as well as establishing the nation's first two de facto central banks (i.e. the Bank of… Read more
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cover of The First Spelling Primer; or an Easy Introduction to the Art of Reading Adorned with Emblematic Pictures.

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London-Derry: Published by G. Douglas, 1795. Second edition of this scarce 18th century spelling primer. 16mo, original limp paper boards, illustrated with twenty-six small text woodcuts illustrating the Prince's Alphabet, followed by an ABC poem, The Alphabet in Rhime, syllables of two and three letters, easy words, easy reading lessons, the Lord's Prayer, and a publisher's advertisement leaf aimed… Read more
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cover of Pictorial National Records: Embracing Descriptions of European and Asiatic Nations: A Statistical View of the United States of America; and a History of the Great Rebellion.

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Columbus, Ohio: Gilmore and Brush, 1863-1866. Complete first edition set of Blake's scarce history of the American Civil War. Quarto, two volumes, original publisher's gull morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, illustrated. In good condition. A rare complete set of this scarce work, far more rare than Blake's better-known History of Slavery and the Slave… Read more
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cover of Profiles in Courage.

Profiles in Courage.

by Kennedy, John F

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Published
1956
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£904.75

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition of Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jack design by Phil Grushkin. Jacket photograph by Hank Walker. Uncommon in this condition. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book was written when Kennedy was the junior senator from Massachusetts,… Read more
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cover of Marching Through Georgia: Written in Honor of Sherman’s Famous March From “Atlanta to the Sea”.

Marching Through Georgia: Written in Honor of Sherman’s Famous March From “Atlanta to the Sea”.

by Work, Henry C. [William Tecumseh Sherman]

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Published
1889
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£246.75

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Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1889. First Ticknor and Co. edition of Henry Clay Work's greatest hit, "Marching Through Georgia", inspired by Sherman's march to the sea at the end of 1864. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. In good condition. In 1865, American composer and songwriter Henry Clay Work wrote his greatest hit, "Marching Through Georgia", inspired by Sherman's march to… Read more
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cover of The History of the Civil War in America; Comprising a Full and Impartial Account of the Origin and Progress of the Rebellion. of the Various Naval and Military Engagements, of the Heroic Deeds Performed by Armies and Individuals. And of the Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, the Hospital, and the Cabin.

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Springfield, Mass.: Published by Gurdon Bill, 1863-1866. First editions of both volumes in Abbott's history of the American Civil War. Octavo, two volumes, original publisher's deluxe full morocco with gilt titles to the spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, illustrated with maps, diagrams, and numerous steel engravings of battle scenes from original designs by Darley, and other eminent artists,… Read more
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cover of The Last Ninety Days of the War in North Carolina.

The Last Ninety Days of the War in North Carolina.

by Spencer, Cornelia Phillips

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Published
1866
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£370.13

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New York: Watchman Publishing Company, 1866. First edition of the influential social historian's work on the position of North Carolina in the American Civil War. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. During the American Civil War, North Carolina joined the Confederacy with some reluctance, mainly due to the presence of Unionist sentiment within the state. Throughout the war,… Read more
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cover of Complete Regular Army Register of the United States: For One Hundred Years, (1779 to 1879.)

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Washington, D.C: T. H. S. Hamersly, 1881. Third edition of Hamersly's American Army Register for the years 1779-1879. Octavo, bound in full cloth, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. In near fine condition. Rare. Hamersly's Complete Regular Army Register contains a complete alphabetized register of all appointments by the President of the United States in the volunteer service during the… Read more
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cover of The History, Civil, Political & Military of the Southern Rebellion, From its Incipient Stages to its Close.

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New York: James D. Torrey, Publisher, [1861]. Complete first edition set of one of the earliest histories of the American Civil War. Octavo, four volumes, original publisher's full pebbled morocco decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, illustrated with steel engraved plates, additional vignette title pages. frontispieces, and maps. In good condition. A rare complete set, we have… Read more
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cover of History of the Antietam National Cemetery and A Descriptive List of All the Union Soldiers Buried Therein: Together with the Ceremonies of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons in Laying the Corner-Stone of the Soldier Monument, September 17th, 1867.

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Harrisburg, PA.: Daily Independent Print, 1890. Rare second printing of Captain George Hess's history of the Antietam National Cemetery, first published in Baltimore by J.W. Woods in 1869. Octavo, original wrappers, illustrated. In good condition. Scarce. Antietam National Cemetery was commissioned in 1865, and interments began in 1867, following an arduous process of identifying the remains, which was only… Read more
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cover of History of the Civil War in America.

History of the Civil War in America.

by The Comte de Paris. [d' Orleans, Louis Philippe Albert]. Translated by Louis F. Tasistro. Edited by Henry Coppee

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Published
1875-1888
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£616.88

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Philadelphia: Jos. H. Coates & Co, 1875-1888. Complete first edition set of Philippe's standard history of the American Civil War. Octavo, four volumes, original cloth, profusely illustrated with numerous portraits and folding maps. In very good condition. Ex-library. The grandson of France's last reigning monarch, King Louis Philippe, Louis Philippe Albert acquired a claim to the French throne after… Read more
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