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WILLIAM ALLINGHAM - A Diary

By: Allingham, H. ; D. Radford

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39758


x, 404 pages; Former owner's name on ffep and a few lines in pencil quoting Allingham's poem "The Fairies", otherwise clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine. Upper corners rounded, portrait frontispiece. William Allingham, a writer and poet born in Donegal, Ireland, became sub-editor of Frazer's Magazine in 1870. In early 1874 he assumed the position of editor from Froude, and later that year married Helen Patter... View more info

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Aaron Benedict: A Memorial

By: Anderson, Joseph

Price: $124.95

Publisher: Waterbury, Connecticut, Press of the American Print. Co.: 1873

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40704


58 pages; Publisher's brown cloth, with covers divided by rules in black and with the title: "BENEDICT" in black against an industrial-shaped gilt lozenge device, chocolate brown endpapers, all edges gilt. Minor toning and spotting to the edges of the covers, a small chip of brown cloth is missing at the foot of the spine, and there is moderate foxing to the title page and engraved frontispiece. The latter is a portrait (with facsimile signature) depicting the ... View more info

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High on the Wild with Hemingway A Pictorial Recollection

By: Arnold, Lloyd R. ; [ Ernest Hemingway ]

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Caldwell, Caxton Printers: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41825


343 pages; Clean and tight in original cloth binding with pictorial endpapers in bright fresh dustjacket (red NOT faded). A pictorial recollection of "Papa" Hemingway by a close friend and photographer. Spans the years from 1939 to 1961, highlighting Hemingway's time in Idaho. Lloyd "Pappy" Arnold was Sun Valley Resort's first official photographer. Averell Harriman, of the Union Pacific which owned the resort, lured Ernest Hemingway and his soon to be t... View more info

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THE LAWYERS AND JUDGES BIOGRAPHY RECORDER

By: Beale, Cyrus Wendell

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Richmond, VA, American Biographic Society: 1928

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40068


With a foreword by Hon. John W. Davis of the New York City Bar. Contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers, some toning at upper right corner, otherwise near fine in original stiff card portfolio (very good) laid into original box (box lid is worn and rubbed with spitting at two corners and dust soiling). An interesting relic of the early 20th century efforts by the American Biography Society to encourage people (in this case Lawyers and Judges) to record ... View more info

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MR. JUSTICE AND MRS. BLACK - The Memoirs of Hugo L. Black and Elizabeth Black

By: Black, Hugo L. and Elizabeth ; [Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's copy]

Price: $99.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39378


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 b... View more info

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Erzählung eines Lebens

By: Blei, Franz

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Leipzig, Paul List Verlag: 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38492


496 & [2] pages; Publisher's pale green flexible cloth, title stamped in gilt and red on the spine, facsimile of the author's signature in gilt on the front cover. The covers are somewhat soiled, and the spine has faded from pale green to tan; minor wear to the upper corner, and top of the front outer hinge. Internally clean, tight and unmarked. Frontispiece portrait of the author, from a photograph. Franz Blei [1871-1942] was an essayist, playwright and translator... View more info

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DANIEL BOONE AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY

By: Bogart, W. H.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York ; Auburn, Miller, Orton & Mulligan: 1857

Seller ID: 38922


464 pages; Former owner's name on ffep "B. P. Eldridge / 1868" light scattered foxing, frontispiece has tidemarks at outer edges (not affecting other leaves), otherwise clean and tight in original blindstamped brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and imageof Daniel Boone with his rifle and dog at spine. Binding is quite worn and stained with chipping at spine ends and corners. Frontispiece and additional illustrations scattered throughout. William Henry Bog... View more info

Image for The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : comprehending an account of his studies, and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : comprehending an account of his studies, and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished

By: Boswell, James

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Bellows Falls, Vt., Printed by Blake, Cutler and Co. for Charles Ewer and Timothy Bedlington: 1824

Seller ID: 39477


Five Volume Set; 5 vols pages; FIve volumes in full sheepskin, covers in a decorative "tree" pattern, flat spines paneled with pairs of gilt rules, red and black leather labels, lettered in gilt with the titles and volume numbers respectively, in the second and fourth panels. Some wear and rubbing, all covers soundly attached, small pieces missing from the spines of volumes II and IV, other volumes with just trifling losses at the head of the spines. Ink signat... View more info

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THE CLOSE A Young Woman's First Year At Seminary

By: Breyer, Chloe ; [SIGNED] ; [Katharine Graham's copy]

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41775


Autograph; 288 pages; Inscribed and Signed by the author to Katharine Graham [1917-2001 - Publisher, and later, Chairman of the Board of the Washington Post Company]. Set in the context of the Church Year, The Close is an enthralling account of one young woman's spiritual journey. It is both a personal meditation on faith, in the spirit of Kathleen Norris's Cloister Walk, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes story of a graduate student's first year, in the mode of Scott... View more info

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IN MEMORIUM HONORABLE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS Proceedings of the Bar & Officers of the Supreme Court of the United States

By: Burger, Chief Justice Warren E.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Washington, U.S. Supreme Court: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39736


53 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Issued upon the death of Justice William O. Douglas, this contains the remarks of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, Solicitor General McCabe, Judge Fletcher, Professor Countryman, Judge Rifkind, and a lengthy address by Justice Abe Fortas. William Orville Douglas (1898 –1980) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States for 36 years and 209 days (1939–75), the longest term in the histo... View more info

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REFLECTIONS Writings by Edward Burnham Burling and Tributes by His Friends

By: Burling, Edward Burnham

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Washington, DC, Privately Published: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38317


60 pages; Clean and tight in original light brown cloth binding with gilt lettering. Includes An Autobiographical Sketch by Burling, A Memoir by Lucy Burling, A Speech by Ned Burling, Memorials from the funeral service for Edward Burling, a frontispiece portrait and 21 photographs. Edward Burnham Burling (1871–1966) was a prominent American lawyer and partner in the Washington-based law firm of Covington & Burling. He attended Grinnell College and then Harvard Law Sch... View more info

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THESE RESTLESS HEADS; JAMES BRANCH CABELL (Two Volumes in Slipcase)

By: Cabell, James Branch ; Carl Van Doren

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Literary Guild: 1932

Seller ID: 41342


Both books clean and tigh in their original bindings of black cloth over patterned boards in matching slipcase. Slipcase has some rubbing along edges. James Branch Cabell was a master of irony deftly displayed in his works of fantastic literature. These Restless Heads consists mostly of essays but also includes fiction about Prospero from The Tempest, and True Thomas who loved the queen of Faerie. In this edition, Cabell's book These Restless Heads is accompanied by ... View more info

THE LIFE OF PIERRE CHARLES L'ENFANT Planner of the City Beautiful, the City of Washington

By: Caemmerer, H. Paul

Price: $54.95

Publisher: Washington, DC, National Republic Publishing Co: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41166


480 pages; Based on original sources. Clean and tight in original light green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. A very nice example of this scarce book about this major player in the design of our capital city. ; 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. View more info

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The Biographies of Madame de Stael and Madame Roland

By: Child, Mrs. ; [Lydia Maria Child 1802-80]

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Boston, Carter and Hendee: 1832

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38656


Ladies' Family Library - 1 ; ix, 265 [1] pages; Publisher's smooth light brown cloth, flat spine with printed paper label. The spine has now toned to a pleasant shade of tan, there are a couple of narrow chips to the right side of the long label (with loss of one letter at bottom), and just minor points of light wear at the tip of the spine at the top. Diffuse foxing to the plain endpapers, title page, and scattered throughout -- as is typical of American paper of the ... View more info

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A. A. LAMBING [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35260


A steel engraved portrait of Rev. A. A. Lambing extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. View more info

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ROBERT PITCAIRN [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Chicago, A Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35262


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Robert Pitcairn extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by Atlantic Publishing and Engraving. Robert Pitcairn (1836 – 1909) was a Scottish-American railroad execu... View more info

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THOS. MELLON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35263


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Thomas Alexander Mellon extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Thomas Alexander Mellon (1813 – 1908) was a Scotch-Irish American, entrepreneur, lawyer, and judge, best ... View more info

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ALBERT M. HARPER [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35264


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Albert M. Harper extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Major Albert M. Harper (1843-1871) served with the Pennsylvania 139th Regiment of Volunteers from 1862 until the... View more info

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THOMAS LIGGETT [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35265


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Thomas Liggett ( 1779-1854) extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by E.G. Williams and Brothers. Thomas Liggett was born in County Tyrone, Ireland in 1779 and ... View more info

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WILLIAM THAW [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Publishing and Engraving: 1889

Seller ID: 35266


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of William Thaw extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. William Thaw, Sr. (1818 – 1889) was an American businessman who made his fortune in transportation and banking. Thaw... View more info