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CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT

By: Association, American Bar ; [Justice Potter Stewart ]

Price: $49.94

Publisher: Chicago, American Bar Association: 1972

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 37138

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 32 pages; Previous owner's initials at top of front wrapper "P.S." for Potter Stewart. Faint mark from paperclip at top of wrapper (now removed). This is a particularly fine provenance for this groundbreaking proposed second version of the American Bar Association's Code of Judicial Conduct, as Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart was an active member of the ABA Special Committee charged with preparing a long-needed revision to the ABA's first Code, prepared by a previous committee, which met first in 1922 chaired by former President William Howard Taft (who was soon to be... View more info

HERB COTTAGE COOK BOOK

By: Association, National Cathedral

Price: $5.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Washington Cathedral: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38387

Condition: Very Good


112 pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original decorated covers w/ spiral binding. Many wonderful international recipes such as Uruguayan Carbonada, Onion Ravioli a L'Afghane), Currant Tarts, Crepes with Sweetbreads, Mousse Roquefort, Norwegian Cheesecake, Mushrooms Shad Roe, Leek and Sausage Pie, Couscous Sonrai (Niger), Polenta with Salt Cod, Austrian Roast Goose, Cold Andalusian Soup, Latvian Pate, British Veal and Ham Pie, Burmese Okra, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that ... View more info

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WHITE HOUSE TRAIL GUIDE

By: Association, Southwest Parks and Monuments

Price: $5.94

Publisher: Canyon de Chelly, Southwest Parks and Monuments Ass: c1955

Seller ID: 37029

Condition: Very Good


No date , but no zipcodes on address. A pamphlet guide to the archeological remains known as the White House in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Wrappers rubbed at edges. OCLC: 31364333 ; 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 Wellesley High School Monitor Vol. 8. No. 3. April, 1924

By: Atkinson, Edward ; ( editor in chief)

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Wellesley, Massachusetts, Wellesley High School: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40046

Condition: Good+


26 & ads pages; Original printed wrappers. A bit used, with several faint ink stamps reading: "PAID" on the front cover -- some light soiling. Interesting local ads, two leaves at the front and again at the rear, plus boxed ads on the inside front and rear covers. The rear wrapper has a pictorial ad from the Linscott Motor Company, Boston, with an illustration of the 1924 Reo Sedan. "Reo bids for your favor on more than a single point of merit..." Scarce. See OCLC Number: 757877338 (citing a run at one location, only). View more info

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DIE MACHT DER KAMERA

By: Auberger, Pidder ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Dusseldorf, Edition Marzona: 1985

Seller ID: 41380

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 46 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in very nice dustjacket. OCLC: 16703185 Amazing photographs combining people & objects, vaguely reminiscent of Hans Bellmer. Pidder Auberger (1946 - 2012) was a German visual artist and photographer who studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy (1970-1975). He worked as a freelance artist and lived in Dusseldorf and in the Westerwald. His work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions. ; Signed by Photographer; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that im... View more info

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ANNALS OF THE DESERT

By: Austin, Maude Mason ; photographs by Gandara

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Boston, Stratford Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40881

Condition: Near Fine


Former owner's name on endpaper. The leaves are folded and uncut, text printed on one side opposite photographs by Gandara printed on glossy stock. Twenty-five full page plates of photographs of desert scenes in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. Dark blue wavy silk covers with gilt lettering. Rocq #16185; 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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COMPILATION OF THE LAWS IN FORCE IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APRIL 1, 1868

By: Authors, Various

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1868

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39100

Condition: Very Good-


494 pages; Contents clean and secure in original green cloth binding, rubbed at spine ends and corners. Faint damp mark at lower edge of text block. OCLC: 19026790 This copy belonged to John Burton Thompson (December 14, 1810 – January 7, 1874) was a United States Representative and Senator from Kentucky - name label on front cover. The first section reiterates the Constitutional Provision and the various 18th century laws establishing the seat of government at the District of Columbia. Several moves to establish and construct a jail in DC and appointment of officers to manage and govern ... View more info

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CHRISTMAS 1943

By: B. Altman & Co.

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, B. Altman & Co.: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39232

Condition: Very Good


60 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers, brief ink notation at top corner of front wrapper (Bldg 1357 / 346-2) and lower corner ("-480-). The B. Altman Catalogue for Christmas 1943 contains hundreds of gift suggestions for family and friends. Illustrated throughout with wonderful images of 1940s women, fashions, furniture and other objects -- everything from mahogany nut bowls to designer handbags, lingerie and dressing gowns, dolls and games, wallets and slippers, clothes for her, him and the children, confections, perfumes and many other appealing items. Partiall... View more info

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HAND-LIST OF LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS AND SESSION LAWS, Statutory Revisions, Compilations, Codes, Etc., And Constitutional Conventions of the United States and its possessions and of the several states to May, 1912

By: Babbitt, Charles J. ; Prepared Under the Direction of Charles F. D. Belden

Price: $399.95

Publisher: Boston, State Library of Massachusetts: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40123

Condition: Very Good


634+ pages; Blue library-style buckram binding with gilt lettering at spine, a specially bound copy interleaved with blank pages many of which have extensive annotations by the former owner Francis X. Dwyer regarding additions and corrections, some with vendors and prices. Also tipped-in to the interleaved blanks and laid-in are typed notes of additional materials located/acquired. Dwyer's name is written across top edge of text block and is also imprinted in gilt at the base of the spine. OCLC: 1863111 Francis X. Dwyer served in the Law Libraries at Harvard, and later, as librarian at the La... View more info

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The Targeter - My Life in the CIA , Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House

By: Bakos, Nada ; Davin Coburn

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 2019

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42329

ISBN: 0316260479

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


As new in As New dustjacket. A revealing and utterly engrossing account" (Joby Warrick) of the world of high-stakes foreign intelligence and her role within the campaign to stop top-tier targets inside Al-Qaida from former CIA analyst Nada BakosIn 1999, 30-year-old Nada Bakos moved from her lifelong home in Montana to Washington, DC, to join the CIA. Quickly realizing her affinity for intelligence work, Nada was determined to rise through the ranks of the agency first as an analyst and then as a Targeting Officer, eventually finding herself on the frontline of America's War against Islami... View more info

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Excavations for the New Air Line Railroad [ Hand-colored wood engraving ]

By: Ballou's Pictorial

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Boston, Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion: 1855

Seller ID: 41787

Condition: Very Good


Wood Engraving; 1 pages; A wonderful hand-colored wood engraving rom Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, January 20, 1855, showing the construction at the Boston end of the new air line railroad going through the South Bay and Dorchester. Matted in white stock with clear mylar. Image measures 6.5" by 9.5" (11" x 14" matted) The term "air line" refers to the shortest distance between two points, e.g. "as the crow flies." The steam engine on the right is headed southeast on the Old Colony tracks. Also depicted is the 5,030 foot curved pile bridge... View more info

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Speech of N. P. Banks, Jr. of Mass., on the Employment of Army Officers in National Armories delivered at the House of Representatives

By: Banks, Nathaniel P

Price: $17.96

Publisher: Washington, D.C, U.S. Congress: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37073

Condition: Very Good


16 pages; Original printed wrappers. This is the original 1854 printing. ; 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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A REPORT OF THE SURVEY, ESTIMATES, &c., of a Route from ST. LOUIS TO THE BIG BEND OF THE RED RIVER Letter from the Secretary of War

By: Barney, Joshua

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, U.S. Senate: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42138

Condition: Very Good


59, fldg Map pages; Unmarked and secure in modern pale green wrappers with printed title label on front wrapper. Scattered foxing, large folding map; official report, disbound. Submission letter from C. M. Conrad (Sect'y of War) and J. J. Abert (Colonel Corps Topographical Engineers); Text by Joshua Barney (U.S. Agent). 32nd Congress, 1st Session; Ex. Doc. No. 19 Howes B158 Joshua Barney provides a very detailed report on the nature of the topography, quality of the soil and rockbed, nature of the waterways and swamps, presence or lack of building materials, grading, and other features th... View more info

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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MISSOURI - A Centennial Record with 48 Steel Engravings

By: Barns, Chancy R

Price: $299.94

Publisher: St. Louis, Bryan, Brand & Co: 1877

Seller ID: 39091

Condition: Very Good+


936 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping in gilt at spine and front cover. OCLC: 2686105 Some minor wear at spine ends. Endpapers starting. Extensive sections on archeaology and history of Missouri with 48 steel engravings. Table of Contents: I. Archaeology. The Mounds and their builders ... by A.J. Conant. -- II. History. Historical sketch of Missouri, by Col. W.F. Switzler. -- III. Physical geography. Geology, mines, minerals, waters, prairies, timber and soils of Missouri, by G.C. Swallow. -- IV. Material wealth. The resou... View more info

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GENERAL MAP of the UNITED STATES from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia

By: Bartholomew, John

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. Ellwood Zell: 1876

Seller ID: 40030

Condition: Very Good+


This excellent vintage printed colour map of the United States measures 17" by 12 5/8" Printing details from the bottom margin state Engraved & Printed in Colours - T. Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia - by J. Bartholomew. No date engraved in the plate, but mid to late 1870s from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia. A wonderful representation of United States as it was geographically configured in the 1870s showing the Dakotas as a single territory. There is a faint crease at center where it was mounted in the atlas and a small spot of foxing that barely shows through in Florida, otherwise near... View more info

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Colour Map of NORTH AMERICA from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia

By: Bartholomew, John

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. Ellwood Zell: 1876

Seller ID: 40031

Condition: Very Good+


This excellent vintage printed colour map of North America measures 17" by 12 5/8" Printing details from the bottom margin state Engraved & Printed in Colours - T. Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia - by J. Bartholomew. No date engraved in the plate, but mid to late 1870s from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia. A wonderful representation of North America as it was geographically configured in the 1870s, showing Alaska as a U.S. Territory. There is a faint crease at center where it was mounted in the atlas and a small spot of foxing that barely shows thru in Florida, otherwise near fine. John B... View more info

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE PEACE JUBILEE held at Peterborough, N.H. September 30, 1898

By: Bartlett, General Charles H.

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Manchester, William E. Moore: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36986

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

TYPED LETTER [carbon] SIGNED by H. H. Baskin, Jr. regarding Belleview Biltmore Hotel Property

By: Baskin, H. H. ; Jr.

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Manuscript: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42201

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 1 pages; Clean single sheet typed letter on printed letterhead of Cooper, Rives & Baskin, actually signed by H. H. Baskin, Jr. and labelled "Copy" Letter regarding the transfer of the property known as the Belleview Biltmore Hotel Property. The matter is the pay-off of the mortgage held by U.S. Steel (represented by Mr. John D. Fite) which is delaying the transfer of property to Mr. Bernard F. Powell. In 1946, Bernard Powell joined prominent investor Roger Stevens in purchasing the Belleview Biltmore Hotel, dubbed "the biggest white elephant on the West Coast of Flori... View more info

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In the Senate ... Letter of the Secretary of State, addressed to Hon. George P. Edmunds, inclosing copies of dispatches relative to the seizure of the vessels of the Venezuela Steam Transportation Company in 1871

By: Bayard, T. F

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, G.P.O.: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36973

Condition: Very Good


24 pages; Letter of the Secretary of State, Addressed to Hon. George F. Edmunds Removed Document. This long standing issue was finally resolved in 1892 by the Joint Resolution of June 19, 1890, 26 Stat 674: "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and lie is hereby, authorized and empowered to take such measures as in his judgment may be necessary to promptly obtain indemnity from the Venezuelan Government for the injuries, losses, and damages suffered by the Venezuela Steam Tr... View more info

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An Historical Memoir of the Colony of New Plymouth [in Four Parts]

By: Baylies, Francis

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Boston, Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins: 1830

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39594

Condition: Very Good


All four parts bound together in mid-20th century binding of burgundy leather with marbled boards, large thick book. Green and white title labels with gilt lettering at spine, rubbed along hinges, light foxing to a few pages. Early owner's signature at top of first title page - "Wm. B. Groat" otherwise clean and tight. Part the First, From 1620 to 1641; Part II, From 1641 to 1675; Part III- A Narrative of the Indian War in 1675 and 1676; Part IV- 1677 to 1691. OCLC: 1892693 Francis Baylies (1783 – 1852) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and an historian. Born in Taunt... View more info