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The Case for Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon - Now [Broadsheet with old video cassette in plastic case], AFL-CIO
1 AFL-CIO The Case for Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon - Now [Broadsheet with old video cassette in plastic case]
Washington, D.C. American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations 1973 (& 1974) VHS Tape Very Good 4to 
1 pages; Broadsheet -- 45 x 28 cm, folded twice to make a small quarto gathering: (folded size: 23 x 14 cm.) The "Title page" in this folded format has the printed notation, underlined, at the top: "First in a Series." The last page of the folded format has the running title: "A Full and Fair Hearing." The nine-paragraph text begins: "The AFL-CIO believes that President Nixon should be impeached. Last week we published the 19-point bill of particulars that led to that conclusion. This week we begin a series documenting those charges..." Signed (in facsimile) at the bottom "George Meany" with the printed note at the bottom: "Reprinted from the AFL-CIO News, Nov. 17, 1973." With both folds open, the verso of the sheet forms a single broadside in double columns. The text contains a detailed timeline of the AFL-CIO points in favor of its call for impeachment. Printed at the bottom is the name and Washington DC address of the labor organization. This broadsheet is described in a single OCLC Number, with only one location reported [see OCLC Number 68129481 -- NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. This is for the broadsheet only; no mention of a video component in the description] Our copy is tucked into a large plastic clamshell box. The molded plastic box contains an old video cassette. There are two typed paper labels attached to the clear plastic "window" at the top side of this ancient Sony cassette. One reads: "INAUGERATION [sic] OF PRES. FORD. 8/9/74 / TAPE 1." This label has an additional notation handwritten in ink: "acceptance speech." The lower label has the typed text: "PRESIDENT' NIXON'S ABDICATION. / Tape 1" The Surplus-Duplicate stamp of the Library of Congress has been stamped vertically accross the pair of labels. Even for those of us old enough to remember (and still own) the once-ubiquitous VHS format video cassette tapes, this object is unfamiliar. It is larger, thicker, and heavier than the VHS tapes (or the smaller Sony Betamax tapes which preceded the VHS tapes to the graveyard of technical formats). This is a Sony U-matic analog recording videocassette format -- introduced to the market in September 1971. The tape is 3/4" (1.9 cm - as opposed to the familiar consumer formats which both measured 1/2"). It was among the first video formats to employ a cassette, rather than the reel-to-reel tapes (2" and 1") which had been used before, mostly by broadcast television stations. Another unusual feature, considering all that came later: the supply and take-up reels in the cassette turn in opposite directions during playback, fast-forward, and rewind: one reel would run clockwise while the other would run counter-clockwise. As a potential consumer format, the U-Matic system was a failure. The tapes were expensive (particularly the largest capacity model like this example, which held up to a hour's worth of video). The play-back equipment was VERY expensive. However, the format was very successful for such applications as business communication. Film companies also used U-Matic widely for daily rushes. But the largest group of users constituted broadcast television; local TV stations and national TV networks adopted the Sony U-Matic format when its first portable model, the Sony VO-3800, was released in 1974. "Electronic News Gathering" as the system came to be called, may have been expensive, but so was the 16-mm film camera and related ancillary equipment formerly used out on location. And, crucially, U-Matic video was so much faster. While we cannot prove that this 40-year old video cassette was issued by the AFL-CIO -- the Library of Congress would have had no reason to tuck their "Case for Impeachment..." broadside in the case before making the choice not to accession this object. It is most likely that this case and contents were sent to the LC in hopes of registering a Copyright. In support of this assumption, the metal guard across the tape access window of the cassette body has the stamped letters: "Copyrighted Program" at the top edge. The side edge is usefully stamped: "Do not touch the tape inside." (An interesting side note: the large, round, red button on the underside of the cassette body, marked with the raised letter: "R" is still present. One would expect that this would have been removed, which would make it impossible to erase this tape. The blank tapes were expensive (one-hour first series U-Matic tapes then sold for about $100 each in quantity), so it is likely that this was done by the AFL-CIO in a limited number of copies. Of course, then, as now, the major operatives of political lobbying seemed to have vast resources at their fingertips . So, this now-rare video-tape and the broadside contained in its purpose-molded plastic case, represents a rare peek at "inside-the-beltway" politics of four decades ago. The Watergate affair was, arguably, the beginning of the 24-hour news cycle, with revelations seemingly coming daily during those crowded months of 1974. The new speed of reporting, and information (both for providers and recipients) was largely made possible by technical advances such as the U-Matic three-quarter video tape offered here. If prospective customers wonder about current means of playing the tape, it is still true that many public television stations maintain an old deck or two in their racks, since so many programs and films were archived in this format back in the day. If all else fails, the Library of Congress audio and media facility in Culpeper, Virginia, holds thousands of its titles on U-matic video (many of them copyright deposit exemplars) and the means to play them. For the technically inclined, this cassette is the old and original U-Matic cassette format, rather than the similar, but slightly smaller U-Matic S (which was not widely used until 1975, but quickly became almost universal). The distinction between the two formats does bolster the supposition that this tape was made and circulated in the warm months of 1974, as Watergate news was breaking, rather than even slightly later. The plasic case shows minor wear, particularly at the bottom edge of the "spine" -- and has a 5-inch cut to the plastic surface along the "rear" cover. The front cover is dusty, and has a plastic sleeve meant to receive a title slip -- (now empty). 
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CAMPAIGN MONEY: Reform and Reality in the States, Alexander, Herbert E. ; [SIGNED to Katharine Graham]
2 Alexander, Herbert E. ; [SIGNED to Katharine Graham] CAMPAIGN MONEY: Reform and Reality in the States
New York Free Press 1976 0029004101 / 9780029004104 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; xiv, 337 pages; Publisher's black cloth. First edition, first printing, in a slightly worn, but unclipped, dust jacket. Inscribed by the editor and instigator of this book on the front free endpaper: "For Kay Graham / With best wishes / and warm regards / [signed] Herb Alexander / September 29, 1976." The recipient was Katharine Graham [1917-2001], Publisher, and later, Chairman of the Board of the Washington Post Company. Herbert E. Alexander [1927-2008] was known during his long career as the “dean” of political finance and election reform studies. Dr. Alexander wrote 20 books and more than 200 monographs and articles in which he described how politics, in the United States and elsewhere, is financed. Every four years, beginning in 1960, he published a study of how the Presidential and other federal election campaigns were financed, describing in detail how candidates and committees raised and spent money in search of electoral victory. In 1961–1962, Dr. Alexander served as executive director of the President’s Commission on Campaign Costs under President John F. Kennedy and subsequently as consultant to President Kennedy on legislation based on the President’s Commission report. The commission’s work initiated the modern era of political finance reform. Some of the commission’s recommendations were enacted quickly, including passage of a bill requiring the federal government to pay the transition costs for a newly elected president and vice-president from Election Day until Inauguration Day. Other recommendations bore fruit later, in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and federal income tax incentives for small political contributions and, after several transformations, in public financing of presidential campaigns. As a testament to his life’s work as a scholar of international reputation, in 2001 23 academics collaborated in the publication of a festschrift to honor Herbert Alexander - 'Foundations for Democracy: Approaches to Comparative Political Finance' (Nomos, 2001). This 1976 volume has a Foreword by John W. Gardner, and an Epilogue by (Washington Post columnist) David S. Broder. One of the regional sections was written by Howell Raines. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe  including "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-Vincent", Anonymous
3 Anonymous Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe including "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-Vincent"
Genève [but probably Paris] Ch.- J. Panckoucke 1773 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
On offer here is an attractive volume in 18th century full calf, bound in the French style, (flat spine with floral tools in gilt, red label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges decoratively stained red). The volume in which these interesting numbers of the now-scarce 'Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe' is in a handsome contemporary binding which shows only minor rubbing -- mostly along the hinges, apart from some moderate fraying and loss at the corners and erosion of the top cap of the spine, exposing the headband. The original swirl-marbled endpapers are intact and the inner hinges are tight and secure; the sewing is sound and tight throughout. There are scattered brown marks and paper flaws, reflecting the mediocre quality of the paper selected for this journal, which was hardly expected to last for 240 years. This volume contains issues 10-18 of the interesting periodical "Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe," covering events of April-June of 1773. This journal was published every 10 days for the active Parisian publisher and bookseller Charles-Joseph Panckoucke. One of the "différentes Cours de L'Europe" in which events were covered extensively was London, with pages of details of goings on in England and its colonies offered in each issue. There is an unusually detailed account, with full text (in French) of a significant treaty signed by a representative of King George III: "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-VIncent." This appears on pp. 45-48 of Numero 12 -- issued 30 Avril, 1773. The treaty is presented as having been agreed to on the 17th "de ces mois," and so it is very much in the category of breaking news. This treaty is now fairly (but undeservedly) obscure, but the situation it attempted to settle grew out of one famous treaty, from ten years before and it proved to be a fascinating precursor to another more famous treaty, signed ten years later. In one of the lesser re-assignments of the territories of the world effected by the 1763 Treaty of Paris at the conclusion of the Seven Years' War -- Britain was awarded the right to rule over the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent. The island's history, of course, is much older; native American Arawak and Carib tribes settled over several centuries on a number of islands in the Lesser Antilles including St.Vincent. The Arawaks arrived around 100AD, and the Caribs about a thousand years later. The Caribs, more organized and aggressive, subdued and absorbed the culture of the Arawaks. Shortly after the first British claim on Saint Vincent in 1627, two Dutch ships carrying captured Nigerians destined for slavery were shipwrecked in 1635 off the coast of St. Vincent. Some of the Africans were able to swim ashore and find shelter in the Carib villages. This population of Africans and their descendants was augmented over the years, including in 1675 when a ship carrying British settlers and their slaves was shipwrecked between St. Vincent and Bequia. Only the slaves survived the shipwreck and they also came to live and mix with the native mixed Carib-Arawak population. A certain number of escaped slaves from nearby Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia also added to the African-Carib population. After some friction, and even wars, eventually the native Caribs and the newer African arrivals merged and blended their cultures. British settlers distinguished them as "Black Caribs" and "Red (or yellow) Caribs. The "Black" people so-designated by outsiders preferred to call themselves Garifuna. Throughout some of this period, there were French settlers who arrived with the intention of making their living as planters. They seemed to get along with the native population with less friction, but the British land owners seemed united in their desire to form large plantations and to run the Caribs off the most desireable land. They tried to buy the land, tried military action with the minor forces available, but the "Black" Caribs resisted both efforts. The British raised the stakes by sending Major General William Dalrymple, with troops borrowed from around the Caribbean and augmented by two regiments which were sent from North America (Dalrymple himself had been dispatched from Boston, where he had technically been in command of troops involved in the Boston Massacre, although he himself had not been present). Despite his best efforts, Dalrymple was unable to subdue the resisting Caribs, led by the now-legendary Chief Joseph Chatoyer -- who knew the windward side of the islands and the hills far better than any of their combantants. In February, opponents of the Government of Lord North raised objections in Parliament, and obtained votes which compelled the British Government to end the fighting and secure peace on the best terms possible. The French language text offered here appears to be a word for word version of the 24 articles of the English treaty published in the 'Saint Vincent Gazette' of 27 February 1773. One article, number VIII, is of extraordinary interest concerning Slavery and the trade (which would continue in the British possessions for nearly another sixty years). The heart of this article requires that Runaway Slaves in the possession of the Caribs are to be given up, that efforts must be made to discover and capture others, and it must be agreed that no future efforts to encourage, receive or harbour other slaves shall be made, under the penalty of fortiture of lands. Finally, it was stated that removal of Slaves from the Island constituted a Capital crime. The Caribs were required to pledge allegiance to King George III, but were made British subjects (which gave legal standing to enforce article VIII, of course). In return, the British ceded a well-defined portion of the Island to the Caribs -- (called the prettiest and most fertile part of the land by at least one subsequent scholar). Thus concluded the first Anglo-Carib War. This treaty did not endure for the ages... During three days in June of 1779, French ships fighting on behalf of the Revolutionaries in (North) America quickly took possession of Saint Vincent (with the assistance of Joseph Chatoyer and the "Black Caribs"). But in the Treaty of Versailles which was an ancillary treaty to the Treaty of Paris 1783 by which Britain also recognized the end of the American Revolutionary War saw the British restored as sovereigns over Saint Vincent. Relations between the British and their once-again subjects, the Caribs, disintegrated. The situation brought about a second Anglo-Carib war (1794-6), once again led by Joseph Chatoyer. As in the first war, the Caribs gave the British forces all they could manage for over a year, but after the death in battle of Chatoyer on March 14, 1795, the end seemed inevitable, although fighting raged throughout St. Vincent over the next year with both sides sustaining heavy losses. The final battle took place at Vigie on June 10th, 1796. After a night of arduous fighting the Caribs approached the British with a truce flag. The victorious British then did a remarkable thing, which has repercussions lasting throughout the Caribbean and extending to South and North America through the present time. They sorted the 5000 Caribs who surrendered, separating the darkest skinned individuals, and those with the most "African" features, from the "Yellow Caribs." This darkest majority of the so-called Black Caribs were first sent to Balliceaux in the Grenadines and then on to Bequia. Eventually, in 1797 the survivors were transported hundreds of miles to the island of Roatan off the Honduran coast in Central America. This extraordinary settlement has permanently affected the modern populations of Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. The 1773 treaty offered in its French version here, may have become moot in just over six years, but it will stand forever as the first time that Britain was compelled by military force to negociate a treaty as equals with indiginous citizens of the New World. The incident has lasting imporance to African American history, and the lamentable history of the Slave Trade. (There is even a painting which records the negotiations for the treaty -- commissioned of the itinerant artist Agostino Brunias by Sir William Young, a major landowner on Saint Vincent, who became governor of Dominica; lithographs based on the painting were sold). Of course, there is much other news from all over Europe in these pages, including an interesting account from the future United States with details of the grant of land to Phineas Lyman and some of his fellow veterans of the French and Indian Wars. General Lyman was the most experienced American soldier of the period prior to the Revolution. He moved to England after 1762 and spent the next nine years petitioning for a grant of land in the newly established colony of West Florida. A tract near Natchez (now Mississippi) was granted by royal charter in 1772. Lyman led a band of settlers to the region in 1773 -- (see pp. 42-3 of Numero 11, 20 Avril, 1773). There is much in these pages about the troubles of the East India Company, and the Wilkes affair, as well. And, finally, there is an account of a significant incident in the tensions which moved events towards the American Revolution. Colonial Governor of Massachusetts Thomas Hutchinson, in a speech to the assembly, argued that either the colony was wholly subject to Parliament, or that it was effectively independent. The Boston Provincial Assembly's response, authored by John Adams, Samuel Adams, and Joseph Hawley, countered that the colonial charter granted autonomy -- and was described in an account on pages 39-40 of Numero 13, 10 Mai, 1773. 
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SUGGESTIONS FOR LEAGUE SPEAKERS - Speech material for League of Nations addresses, Anonymous
4 Anonymous SUGGESTIONS FOR LEAGUE SPEAKERS - Speech material for League of Nations addresses
New York League To Enforce Peace 1919 Pamphlet Very Good 12mo 
71 & [1] pages; Publisher's tan printed wrappers, textured with a surface to resemble cloth. Library stamp on front cover, minor marks at top and bottom (from previously having been tied into a bundle with string or twine) -- generally very good. A collection of "talking points" for the use of speakers aiming to sway public opinion towards the difficult goal of ratification of Wilson's proposed League of Nations by the U.S. Senate after the first Wprld War. The last section contains helpful quotes in favor of the League by various notables, including former President Theodore Roosevelt, who died just before this pamphlet was published. Socially, this is quite interesting, as the national debate over ratification for the League of Nations is probably the last great U.S. issue argued and decided without a major role being played by Radio. So, a whole phalanx of speakers might be expected to argue a cause like this before a large number of local groups. Within a few short years, such gatherings and their influence would be supplemented, and finally superceded, by radio, and later, television. In any event, issue-oriented background material for speakers like the present pamphlet was prepared for a small number of activists, and largely consumed in the struggle, and the surviving copies quickly abandoned once the cause was decided. This is now quite scarce, after nearly 90 years. See OCLC 4175752.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE GENEVA PRELIMINARY MEETING of the UNIVERSAL RELIGIOUS PEACE CONFERENCE, Anonymous
5 Anonymous THE GENEVA PRELIMINARY MEETING of the UNIVERSAL RELIGIOUS PEACE CONFERENCE
New York WCIPTR 1928 First Edition Pamphlet Very Good+ 8vo 
36 pages; September 1928. Publication No. 6. Near Fine in original blue wrappers. Frontispiece photograph. OCLC: 14957599; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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WORLD CONFERENCE FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE THROUGH RELIGION, Anonymous
6 Anonymous WORLD CONFERENCE FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE THROUGH RELIGION
New York WCIPTR 1931 First Edition Pamphlet Very Good+ 8vo 
44 pages; The Geneva Meeting, August 1931. Publication No. 12. Small indentation from paperclip (removed), otherwise Near Fine. OCLC: 37433242; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE MASTER RACE MENTALITY -  "We or They", Anspacher, Louis Kaufman
7 Anspacher, Louis Kaufman THE MASTER RACE MENTALITY - "We or They"
New York Island Workshop Press 1945 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
29 pages; Clean and tight in original mustard wrappers. During the last years of World War II, Louis K. Anspacher, an American playwright and poet, published this anti-German polemic. His radical arguement is that Pan-German nationalism is pervasive in Germans as a whole, and that it must be wiped out entirely. OCLC 1930282 
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Statuti regole ed ordinazioni della venerabile Archiconfraternita del SSMO [Santissimo] Nome di Maria nuovamente compilati e confermati con bolla della santita` di nostro signore Papa Pio VII. felicemente regnante, Arciconfraternita del Santissimo Nome di Maria
8 Arciconfraternita del Santissimo Nome di Maria Statuti regole ed ordinazioni della venerabile Archiconfraternita del SSMO [Santissimo] Nome di Maria nuovamente compilati e confermati con bolla della santita` di nostro signore Papa Pio VII. felicemente regnante
Roma Presso Lazzarini Stampatore della R.C.A. 1805 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Small 4to 
xix, [1] & 131 pages; Contemporary binding: quarter green morocco or roan leather, pressed grain, flat spine lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, marbled paper-covered boards in red and black, corners tipped in leather matching the spine, green silk ribbon placemark, plain endpapers. Moderate rubbing to the spine and corners, and some chipping to the marbled paper at the edges of the boards -- faint circular stamp of an Austro-Hungarian institution on the front free endpaper, with two numbers in blue and red pencil. One page has minor marks and underscoring in red pencil -- (p. 7). Pius VII, under whose Bull the confraternity of the Sacred Name of Mary was reorganized, reigned as Pope from 14 March 1800 to his death in 1823. Nearly his entire papacy was dominated by Napoleon and the necessity to deal with issues in the Church and the government(s) of Europe created by Napoleonic forces. Born in 1742 as Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, the future pope became a Cardinal in 1785, four years before the French Revolution began. French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Rome in 1796, taking the previous Pope, Pius VI, prisoner. When Pius VI died in 1799, essentially in French custody, the process to elect a successor was remarkably complicated, for reasons not relevant to this description. It is interesting to note that Cardinal Chiaramonti, who took his papal name in honor of the previous pontiff, found it necessary to wear a papier-mâché papal tiara for his coronation, since the French had seized the original when apprehending Pius VI. The new Pope and his envoy to France, Cardinal Secretary of State Ercole Consalve, managed to negotiate the Concordat of 1801 with Napoleon, then First Counsul. Relations were near enough to normal for Pius VII to travel to Paris in order to attend Napoleon's coronation in 1804. He was depicted in Jacques-Louis David's famous painting of this event, seated directly behind the new Emperor, who is depicted in the act of crowning his Empress -- (a task Pius VII had expected to perform). An attendant behind the Pope is shown holding the new Papal tiara, known for all time as the Napoleon Tiara. [It was both too heavy and too small for any normal human to wear, and, just in case any observers missed the point of these problematic facts, the replacement tiara included a jewel or two from the looted original, which came to France with the previous pope]. These difficultes presaged the subsequent devolution of relations between Napoleon and the Papacy. The first leaf of the this book, in its dedication to Pius VII makes clear that the central reason for this reorganization of the "venerabile Archiconfraternita..." was a matter of real estate, specifically the confraterity's titular Church in the north end of the Imperial Fora, just by Trajan's Column. This important part of Rome had led a complicated central role for over fifteen hundred years when the feast of the Holy Name of Mary was introduced by Pope Innocent XI (1676-1689) to commemorate the victory of the forces led by the Polish king, John Sobieski over the Ottoman Turks at the second Siege of Vienna in 1683. Before this battle, Sobieski had placed his troops under the protection of the Virgin Mary; his victory permanently ended the dominance of the Turks in Europe. The Confraterity devoted to the Sacred Name of Mary was founded a few years later, and the first edition of its regulations which are renewed here was published in 1689. The confraternity acquired an old church, which is first mentioned in records in 1418, but was probably older -- [San Bernardo a Colonna Traiani]. After some renovations in the 1690's, the confraternity of the Sacred Name of Mary decided that its new location was really too small. They acquired an adjacent lot and erected a new, larger church built between 1736 to 1741 -- designed by a French architect, Antoine Dérizet. Opposite the new church were the back doors of the monasteries of Sant'Eufemia and Santo Spirito ai Monti. Soon before our 1805 book was published, these old monasteries had been demolished for archaeological excavations, seeking to uncover the Basilica Ulpia of the Forum of Trajan. So, at this time, Dérizet's domed church overlooked a significant excavation which had uncovered just a few tantalizing Roman bits. Pius VII's attention to this circumstance was prescient, as the French came back to Rome a few years later, (taking the city and also taking Pius VII prisoner). While Pius VII was detained in a series of locations convenient to Napoleon's armies (and highly unpleasant to the Pope and the state of his health), Napoleon's architects were drawing up plans to dig up and rearrange Rome to suit a new grandeur under Napoleonic rule. These plans called for the demolition of Dérizet's 1741 church, and a new plaza with Trajan's column at its center. Fortunately, these plans were not yet executed by 1814, when Napoleon's forces encountered substantial reverses and Pope Pius was rescued and restored to Rome. It should be noted that Pius VII was a cultivated man, fluent in at least four languages, a lover of old books and manuscripts (greatly to the benefit of the Vatican Library) and generally a fan of sensible archeological investigation. Specifically, he sponsored excavations in Ostia which revealed ancient ruins and icons; restored the Arch of Constantine; and ordered the construction of fountains and piazzas and erected the obelisk at Monte Pincio. This book is now rare; there are three single copies located in the OCLC World Cat... unhelpfully, each has a separate number. [See OCLC Number: 81864670 -- Harvard, Houghton Library; OCLC: 43534753 -- Univ. of Dayton, Roesch Library; and OCLC 249972563 -- Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz]. Our copy is complete, although two leaves of the final gathering were misfolded and now appear in incorrect order. 
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FEAR IN THE AIR -  Broadcasting and the First Amendment: the Anatomy of a Constitutional Crisis, Ashmore, Harry S. ; [Katharine Graham's Copy]
9 Ashmore, Harry S. ; [Katharine Graham's Copy] FEAR IN THE AIR - Broadcasting and the First Amendment: the Anatomy of a Constitutional Crisis
New York Norton 1973 0393083683 / 9780393083682 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Autograph; 180 pages; Inscribed and SIGNED by the author on ffep "For Kay Graham -- who deserves a much higher accolade that the one contained herein -- HSA / Santa Barbara / October 1973." Katharine Graham (1917-2001) was the Publisher, and later, Chairman of the Board of the Washington Post Company. She was a noted Washington hostess, whose dinner table served so many of the powerful, influential and interesting people during their tenure in the Nation's Capitol. Harry Scott Ashmore (1916 – 1998) was an American journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his editorials in 1957 on the school integration conflict in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ashmore was first an editorial writer and eventually executive editor at the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1958 the Arkansas Gazette won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service during the school integration crisis of 1957. In the same year Harry Ashmore won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing, "For the forcefulness, dispassionate analysis and clarity of his editorials on the school integration conflict in Little Rock." This book on media and the First Amendment focuses on the attempts of the Nixon administration to stifle both print and broadcast media. The Washington Post and Katharine Graham were in the thick of this battle. A wonderful association copy. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE PEACE JUBILEE held at Peterborough, N.H. September 30, 1898, Bartlett, General Charles H.
10 Bartlett, General Charles H. PROCEEDINGS OF THE PEACE JUBILEE held at Peterborough, N.H. September 30, 1898
Manchester William E. Moore 1898 First Edition Pamphlet Near Fine 8vo 
24 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. OCLC: 13631444 ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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11 Bau, Mingchien Joshua MODERN DEMOCRACY IN CHINA
Shanghai Commercial Press, Ltd. 1924 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
x, 467 pages; Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown and names on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Minor wear to cloth at spine ends, some faint spotting to front board. This is the 1924 Second Edition of this thorough examination of the political and constitutional problems confronting the Chinese nation in the 1920s following the Revolution with conclusions addressing the drafting of a permanent constitution for the Republic of China. At the time China was passing abruptly from monarchical autocracy to repulican constitutionalism without any institutional foundations for the transition. Gripped by the anarchy, militarism, financial collapse and foreign influences following the Revolution, China was facing an unparalleled crisis. In response to the Washington Conference for the establishemnt and maintenance of a stable and effective Chinese government, this work endeavors to study the issues and concludes with a draft of the proposed permanent constitution for China with accomodations for workable government institutions and structure. The eight appendices include important Chinese constitutional documents from the Manchu dynasty to the early 1920s, including Constitutional Documents under the Manchu Regine, The Provisional Constitution, The Constitutional Compact, Memorandum on Government Systems by Dr. Frank J. Goodnow (Constitutional Advisor to the Chinese Government of President Yuan Shih-Kai, Dr. Goodnow's Constitution, The Draft of the National Constitution of 1917, and The Charter of Canton. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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C. K. Berryman Bookplate mounted in The Post-Girl  by Edward C. Booth, Berryman, Clifford K.
12 Berryman, Clifford K. C. K. Berryman Bookplate mounted in The Post-Girl by Edward C. Booth
New York Grosset and Dunlap (1908) Hardcover Near Fine 8vo 
469 pp. & ads pages; The main attraction here is the bookplate, which depicts a little teddy bear peeping over a mock-heraldic crest with a large letter "B" -- and text reading: "Library of C. K. Berryman. The bookplate is mounted in the book The Post-Girl which is clean and tight in the publisher's red ribbed cloth binding. A novel of the relationship between an itinerant musician and a postal worker in a small town in Yorkshire. The bookplate is that of one of the best known political cartoonists of the twentieth century, Clifford K. Berryman, who worked for the Washington Post from 1891-1907, and then for the Evening Star (also in Washington) until his death in 1949. He won a Pulitzer Prize, and his 58 year career, plus the long career of his son Jim, who also drew cartoons for the Star, earned the family's large archive a place in the Smithsonian Institution. But a single cartoon published in the Washington Post in 1902 secured Berryman's immortal fame. In a 1902 cartoon, Berryman depicted President Theodore Roosevelt showing compassion for a small bear cub. The cartoon inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom to create a new toy and call it the teddy bear. Even Roosevelt came to understand that this small, but unforgettable image of the "Teddy" bear would link him and Berryman forever -- the President inscribed a photographic portrait to Berryman ("and the bear" !) in 1904. Of course, Berryman would include his most famous creation in the bookplate he designed for himself. Of the novel itself, the curious may find it worth noting that it won a rave review in "The Dial" upon publication -- (Francis Fisher Browne wrote: "THE POST-GIRL A novel by a new writer, Edward C. Booth. " Establishes his fame at one bound." " Like Barrie at his best.") ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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VICISITUDES DE UN DEMOCRATA BAJO BATISTA, CASTRO Y GUEVARA, Beruff, Jorge ; [SIGNED]
13 Beruff, Jorge ; [SIGNED] VICISITUDES DE UN DEMOCRATA BAJO BATISTA, CASTRO Y GUEVARA
Miami Alexandria Library 2007 1934804010 / 9781934804018 First Edition Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
Autograph; Inscribed and SIGNED by the author (with initials) on the titlepage. Clean and tight in original glossy wrappers, one tiny chip at fore-edge of front wrapper. OCLC 236079612 Beruff addresses the political and social events in Cuba during 1952 - 1960. La dictadura de Batista que violo los derechos humanos, y la de Castro que ha hollado todas las libertades y confiscado todas las propriedades mediante el comunismo, son los acontecimientos fundamentales de la historia de Cuba en su etapa republicana despues de finalizar la guerra de independencia contra Espana en el 1901. ... Jorge Rodríguez Beruff holds a D.Phil. in Political Science from the University of York ( England ). He is a member of the faculty and a former Director of the Social Science Department and is now the Dean of the College of General Studies at the Río Piedras Campus of the University of Puerto Rico . ; Signed by Author 
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The Pressure of Organized Interests as a Factor in Shaping Legislation, Beutel, Frederick K
14 Beutel, Frederick K The Pressure of Organized Interests as a Factor in Shaping Legislation
Southern California Law Review 1929 Paperback Very Good 8vo 
Reprinted from Southern California Law Review, 10-37, October 1929. Clean and tight in original tan printed wrappers, ink annotation after author's name on front wrapper "Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School." Beutel obtained his Law degree from Harvard, then taught at Tulane and was appointed Dean of the LSU Law School in 1937. His specialty was commercial law and was interested in the"cross-pollination of the civil and common law traditions." ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE BATTLE OF NEFA [North East Frontier Agency]  The Undeclared War, Bhargava, G. S.
15 Bhargava, G. S. THE BATTLE OF NEFA [North East Frontier Agency] The Undeclared War
Bombay Allied Publishers 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
(xii), 187 pages; Contents clean and tight in original rose cloth binding; faded at spine and edges. All three folding maps present and in very good condition. OCLC 252011278 October 20, 1962, the Chinese launched a barbaric and ruthless attack on the northern frontiers of India. It was an escalation of the many small border skirmishes had taken place between the two countries near the India-Bhutan-Tibet border. 
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MR. JUSTICE AND MRS. BLACK - The Memoirs of Hugo L. Black and Elizabeth Black, Black, Hugo L. and Elizabeth ; [Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's copy]
16 Black, Hugo L. and Elizabeth ; [Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's copy] MR. JUSTICE AND MRS. BLACK - The Memoirs of Hugo L. Black and Elizabeth Black
New York Random House 1986 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Autograph; Inscribed and signed on ffep by Elizabeth Black, Mrs. Hugo L. Black to her good friend and fellow wife of a Supreme Court justice Andy Stewart, Mrs. Potter Stewart. The inscription reads as follows: "For Andy Stewart / And in loving/ memory of Potter, who / served on the Court / with Hugo for many / years. / With my love and / good wishes. / Elizabeth / February 27, 1986 / (Hugo's 100th birth anniversary)" Clean and tight in original black cloth binding in very good dustjacket. "These memoirs put into moving personal context many of the great legal decisions of recent American history. They give a behind the scenes view of the workings of the Supreme Court as well as the relationships the Blacks had with people in power, including the Presidents with whom they associated." In the index of this book, there are 22 references to Potter Stewart who served as a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court for nearly 24 years. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated Potter Stewart to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Harold Hitz Burton, who was retiring. Stewart served on the Supreme Court until he announced his retirement from the Court on June 18, 1981 at the age of 66. During his tenure (1958-1981) as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Potter Stewart made major contributions to criminal justice reform, civil rights, access to the courts, and Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. Stewart leaned toward moderate, pragmatic positions, but was often in the position of dissenting during his time on the Warren Court. Stewart's philosophy might be most coherently traced to Justice Robert Jackson, about whom Stewart said: "He saw that 'judicial activism' could be a deadening and stultifying force... that every coercive and centralizing court decision deals a blow ... to the ability and then to the will of the democratic process to operate with responsibility and vigor." ; Signed by Author 
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THE STABILIZATION AND MORE EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH    A Constructive Plan, Blymyer, William Hervey
17 Blymyer, William Hervey THE STABILIZATION AND MORE EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH A Constructive Plan
Pelham Manor, NY Privately Published 1932 Paperback Very Good 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
24 pages; Clean and tight in original tan wrappers. A provocative article on the inefficiency of graduated income tax with alternative proposals for achieving a more equitable distribution of weath in the U.S. Blymyer was a Wall Street lawyer who occasionally published articles such as this on issues of political economy, including an earlier piece title The Trust Question - Its Solution. Blymyer was once secretary of the Ohio Society of New York and attended the World Peace Conference of 1899 at The Hague. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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IMPRESSIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA, Bryce, James Bryce
18 Bryce, James Bryce IMPRESSIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA
New York The Century Co. 1898 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
xxiv, (2), 499 pages; Clean and tight in original reddish brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce OM GCVO PC FRS FBA (10 May 1838 – 22 January 1922) was a British academic, jurist, historian and Liberal politician. Bryce was an ardent Liberal in politics, and in 1880 he was elected to parliament for the Tower Hamlets constituency in London. Bryce's intellectual distinction and political industry made him a valuable member of the Liberal Party; he acted as Chairman of the Royal Commission on Secondary Education and in 1885 he was made Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under William Ewart Gladstone. In 1894 he was appointed President of the Board of Trade in the new cabinet of Lord Rosebery, but had to leave this office with that whole Liberal cabinet as soon as 1895. In 1897, after a visit to South Africa, Bryce published this volume of Impressions of that country, which had considerable weight in Liberal circles when the Second Boer War was being discussed. He was one of the harshest critics of British repressive policy against Boer civilians in the South African partisan War. Taking the risk of being very unpopular for a certain moment, he condemned the systematic burning of farms and the imprisonment of old people, women and children in British concentration camps. 
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I NEVER DANCED AT THE WHITEHOUSE, Buchwald, Art ; [SIGNED]
19 Buchwald, Art ; [SIGNED] I NEVER DANCED AT THE WHITEHOUSE
New York Putnam 1973 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; Inscribed and SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on ffep "To Max / Merry Xmas / Art Buchwald / 1973" Clean and tight in original binding of blue cloth over boards in nice dustjacket. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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20 Burlingame, Roger Social Science and the Future of Democracy Report of a Colloquium held at the Harvard Club of New York City on March 23, 1939
New York Harvard Alumni Bulletin 1939 Pamphlet Very Good- 8vo 
Contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers, which are edgeworn and dust soiled. Burlingame's report is well written and entertaining. He skillfully summarizes the contributions of each of the participants in the colloquium and knits them together with the intercourse that endued. Participants included Dean Landis, Professor Brinton, Professor Friedrich, Professor Slichter, Dean Williams, etc. The author William Roger Burlingame (1889-1967) graduated from Harvard University in 1913. After serving with the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I, he returned to America worked for the publisher Charles Scribner's Sons. In 1926 he began a career as a free-lance writer augmented by teaching at Barnard and M.I.T. Burlingame was a prolific writer, particularly on the historical impact of industry and technology on American society. Reprinted from the Harvard Alumni Bulletin of May 26 and June 2, 1939. 
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