New York, Scholastic Press, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dustjacket. Color illustrations by Ted Lewin. Unpaginated. Skinny as a beanpole and tall for his age, an awkward young boy learns that Abraham Lincoln was called "gorilla, baboob, backwards hick." Yet along with big feet and big hands, Lincoln had a big heart and the great ability to keep a nation together. And what the boy learns as he studies Lincoln opens his mind to great possibilities for his own future.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 226 pages. Gilt title on spine. Clean inside and out. From the dust jacket: "...in its decision to invade Iraq, the Bush administration failed in its stewardship of American Foreign policy." Clean copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard & Co., 2nd printing, 1933, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 318 pages. Blue cloth covers, gilt titles to front board and spine, blue dust jacket with illustration, b&w frontispiece of Hamilton's portrait, 7 additional b&w plates. Mild rubbing and chipping to dust jacket, previous owner's signature to front endpaper, otherwise pages crisp and unmarked, clean covers; overall, a very neat, tight copy.
Hardcover. New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Publishers, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 354 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page. Dust jacket unclipped. Cover boards slightly warped (shelfwear). Slight foxing to top and fore edges. Pages clean and unmarked inside. Binding tight, in great shape.
Hardcover. NY, Random House, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 977 pages. The first volume of a multi-volume study of President Eisenhower, this book focuses on Eisenhower's conduct of the war and provides an extensively documented analysis of the political ramifications of the course of the war and Eisenhower's decisions. A masterful work by David Eisenhower showing the intricacies of the battle strategy employed by his grandfather while balancing the complicated political interests of the Allies. His insight into the motivations of Eisenhower and his subordinate commanders is amazing as well as his description of the intimate involvement of both Roosevelt and Churchill. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N Abrams, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 159 pages, illustrated throughout with 120 plates, including 51 in full color. Minor sunning to dust jacket spine and light wear to edges, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 272 pages, illustrated with 125 color and 40 b&w plates. In publisher's shrinkwrap. In 1999, historians at the Virginia Historical Society acquired three curiously bound volumes of drawings and documents created between 1821 and 1858 by a long -- and unjustifiably -- forgotten architect named Thomas R. Blackburn.Further inspection revealed that these were, in fact, no ordinary documents, but a unique window onto the life of a distinguished builder and his revered master: Thomas Jefferson. In these extraordinary books, we find Blackburn, at first a young carpenter, engaged in the construction of Jefferson's famed "academical village" at the University of Virginia. He simultaneously embarked on an ambitious program of architectural study, guided, it appears, by Jefferson himself. The drawings he executed in the four decades that followed -- extraordinary ink and watercolor explorations of his many residential and civic commissions -- bear witness to his emergence as a mature and prolific architect in his own right.In Jefferson's Shadow is a unique document of the relationship between an unknown but highly skilled country builder and the American statesman widely considered this nation's first gentleman architect. But it is also an indispensable resource on the little-understood practice of architecture in the early and mid-nineteenth century.
Hardcover. San Francisco, H.H Bancroft, 1st, 1870, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 658 pages. Hardcover. Beveled green covers with gilt decoration of White House. 15 steep engravings (with library stamped on rear) of portraits of Presidential wives. Ex-library with stamping on pages, paper pocket residue on rear end paper, previous owner's signature on both end papers. Corners bumped, cloth fraying. Spine cracked in a few pages.
Hardcover. Auburn, Derby, Miller and Company, 1st, 1849, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 404 pages, with tissue guarded frontispiece portrait of Adams and gilt title on spine. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper and fly leaf, spine edge and corner wear, light foxing on some pages. Overall, clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Horizon Press, 1st Ed., 1953, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 327 pages. Bound in black cloth with gold titling on the cover and spine. Illustrated with B&W political cartoons from the era throughout from Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Vanity Fair, Punch, etc. The illustrations are reproduced side-by-side with historical background and commentary by the author. Includes artwork by Thomas Nast, Matt Morgan, Frank Bellew, Louis Maurer, Sir John Tenniel, Currier and Ives, etc. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf. Dust jacket with light soil, chipping.
Softcover. New York, New York Times Book Co., 1st Edition, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 320 pages. Softcover. Wrapper very good with just a touch of tanning from age. Binding tight. Edges have some shelf wear. Pages clean and unmarked. In great shape.,
Hardcover. Windsor VT, Washington Benevolent Society, 1st, 1812, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 24 pages. Bound in brown leather covers. Stamp on cover with handwritten title. Related clippings mounted to inside front cover. Standard rubbing to leather. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, W.A. Leary & Co., 1853, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 588 pages w/ appendix. Brown leather w/ raised bands on spine, outlined in gilding. Spine cracking and worn. Edge wear. Colorful marbled end pages. Engraving of G. Washington pictured on frontispiece. Inscription in pencil on prelim page dated 1954. Blue design on top/bottom/sides of pages. Corners of boards have gilt design. B/W sketches throughout. Some tissue guards.
Softcover. Rutland, VT, Geo Chalmers Co., Inc, 1st Edition, 1924, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 21 pages. Softcover. Commemorative pamphlet. B/w labeled illustrations ("Photo-Gravures") throughout. String bound with light blue string(see image). Tanning and other agewear throughout. Front cover has small tear at bottom left (see image). Also included: official Certificate of Membership to the "Home Town Coolidge Club" dated August 15, 1924. Published to commemorate President (1923-29) Calvin Coolidge's roots in Vermont.
Hardcover. New York, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Published to commemorate the Hall of Presidents in the National Portrait Gallery. Features reproductions of portraits of every American president from George Washington to Bill Clinton. Historical notes accompany each illustration. Near fine condition; comes in original shrinkwrap.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin , 4th pr., 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, red textured cloth stamped in gilt, 273 pages, in a lightly worn dust jacket, unclipped. SIGNED BY JOHNSON on the half title page: "With best wishes, Lyndon B Johnson". While not personally inscribed, this volume comes from the library of Holmes Baldridge who worked in Truman's Justice Department in the early 1950s. Probably a secretarial signature although a check of Johnson's autograph versus suspected secretary signatures is not conclusive.
Hardcover. New York, Doubleday, 1st, 1962, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 460 pages, gray cloth covers. Dust jacket with light edgewear, chipping. SIGNED BY NIXON on tipped-in page. Xerox of dealer's letter laid in on the authenticity of Nixon's autograph. (He suggests it's authentic).
Hardcover. Charlottesville, VA, University Press of Virginia, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 185 pages. Black cloth cover with silhouette of Jefferson's head embossed to front and gilt lettering to spine, b&w illustrated dust jacket, 60 b&w figures, 8 b&w plates. Light wear to dust jacket; otherwise a very tight, clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harper Design, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 128 pages. Illustrated with 75 gorgeous b&w photographs of John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline and their children by Richard Avedon. Foreword by Robert Dallek. Text by Shannon Thomas Perich.
Hardcover. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1st, 1937, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Poor, Hardcover, 365 pages, b&w photographs. SIGNED BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT. Begins with her childhood and covers the beginnings of her own and her husband's life in politics, culminating with the Democratic National Convention of 1924. Contains over 40 photographic images of the Roosevelt family. Book very good, dust jacket worn, chipped.