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THE PLUME: A Tuft of Literary Feathers

By: Warland, John H.

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Boston, Benjamin B. Mussey: 1847

Seller ID: 41722

Condition: Very Good+


311 pages; Wright 2670. Quite a nice example. Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative blindstamping to boards; humourous frontispiece illustration. Small chip to cloth at top corner of spine, rubbed at lover corner of front board, light scattered foxing. OCLC: 2919711 An anthology of more than fifty pieces by Warland - both prose and poetry. John H. Warland (1807-1872) was a native of Cambridge, Mass., and a graduate of Harvard College. He studied theology but never was ordained as a preacher; instead he turned to writing. Warland wrote som... View more info

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HISTORY OF THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL AND OF EARLY LEGAL CONDITIONS in three volumes

By: Warren, Charles

Price: $249.94

Publisher: New York, Lewis Publishing Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38476

Condition: Good+


543, 560, 397 pages; Quarter leather over burgundy cloth covered boards. Volumes 1 and 2 - leather spines worn and dry with general chipping; text blocks clean and secure in their bindings. Volume 3 about fine in quarter leather over burgundy cloth covered boards, one small scratch to leather. Illustrations, facsimiles, portraits. Ownership signature on first blank of Volume II of Richard Ames, who became Secretary of Harvard Law School in 1909. Richard was the son of James Barr Ames (1846-1910), who was the second Dean of Harvard Law School . In the first volume, Warren presents a thoroug... View more info

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Clinton Acquitted: 2 Impeachment Articles Fail to Win Senate Majority ["Washington Post" - Complete issue, February 13, 1999]

By: Washington Post Staff Writers

Price: $49.99

Publisher: Washington DC, Washington Post Company: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40664

Condition: Near Fine


Entire issue of the "Washington Post" -- February 13, 1999, featuring the bold headline"Clinton Acquitted" and sub-head "2 Impeachment Articles Fail to Win Senate Majority" With a large color photograph of President Clinton reproduced in color halftones. As might be expected for this extraordinary story, the entire content of the front page is devoted to aspects of the subject. All ten sections of the local DC "FINAL" edition of this famous newspaper present here, including the sections of real estate and automotive ads. Very slight toning at the fold and e... View more info

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS

By: Washington, Booker T

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, George W. Jacobs & Company: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39537

Condition: Good


American Crisis Biographies; 365 pages; Ex-libris State Normal School with typical markings: erasure abrasion on titlepage and perforated name stamp on titlepage, p. 11, p. 111; bookplate on front pastedown endpaper with legend; remains of card pocket on rear pastedown endpaper; and dark area at spine where spine label was removed. Cloth worn at spine ends, contents clean and secure in original navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. A less than perfect, but complete First Edition of this biography of a very important African American, written by another very important African ... View more info

TYPED LETTER SIGNED by Frank Waters to Ralph H. Houston

By: Waters, Frank

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Manuscript: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42199

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 1 pages; Clean single sheet typed letter on printed letterhead, signed by Frank Waters, with two folds. Letterhead reads: " FRANK WATERS / Taos, New Nexico" Dated October 25, 1960. "Thanks for your nice note. I was sorry / I missed you the day you left, but hope you saw / some interesting drawings on the cliffs. ..."; Signed by Author View more info

TYPED LETTER SIGNED by Frank Waters to Ralph H. Houston

By: Waters, Frank

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Manuscript: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42200

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 1 pages; Clean single sheet typed letter on printed letterhead, signed by Frank Waters, with two folds, two offset marks from removed cellotape. Letterhead reads: " FRANK WATERS / Taos, New Nexico" Dated October 25, 1960. "Thanks for yourkind and spontaneous note about the Otowi book -- one that seems to be in your field of concerns, as it is mine. I've just moved down here in Santa Fe for the winter to do some work for the New Mexico Arts Commission. ..." Additional typed address -- "546 Canyon Road / Santa Fe, New Mexico" ; Signed by Author View more info

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Typed Letter on Watkins Nurseries letterhead in envelope

By: Watkins Nurseries

Price: $3.94

Publisher: Midlothian, VA, Watkins Nurseries: 1938

Seller ID: 42051

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A single page typed note on printed letterhead from the Watkins Nurseries Established 1876 in Midlothian, Virginia. The letter is dated May 23, 1938 and addressed to Mrs. W. S. Jones in response to her ealier landscaping inquiries. They recommend to her Dwar boxwoods and the Mock Orange. The note is folded and lays in its original envelope which bears a 3 cent George Washington stamp with a Midlothian Postal cancellation. View more info

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The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and Applied to the Christian State and Worship BOUND WITH Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Three Books -- I. Collected from the Scriptures; II. Composed on Divine Subjects; III. Prepared for the Lord's Supper

By: Watts, Isaac ; [Hannah Wells Brattle's copy]

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Boston, Hastings, Etheridge & Bliss: 1808

Seller ID: 42275

Condition: Very Good-


249, (1); 309, ix pages; Published by Hastings, Etheridge and Bliss, 1808. OCLC 28788432 and OCLC 28788440 Complete and secure in original full leather binding (brown sheepskin). Former owner's name "Hannah / Brattle's Book / 1811" scattered foxing, no free eps. Hannah Brattle of Pittsfield (MA) was the third wife of William Brattle, Jr. (1745-1826) of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the eldest son of William Brattle and Mary Wright. He was a Lieutenant of the Massachusetts militia who participated in the Battle of Bennington in which a revolutionary force of 2,000 Americans, primaril... View more info

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The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, in the common version. With amendments of the language, by Noah Webster

By: Webster, Noah ; [editor]

Price: $1,999.99

Publisher: New Haven, Durrie & Peck (Printed by Hezekiah Howe & Co.): 1833

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 41476

Condition: Fair


xvi, & 907 pages; The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, in the common version. With amendments of the language by Noah Webster, L.L. D. New Haven: Published by Durrie & Peck. Sold by Hezekiah Howe & Co., and A. H. Maltby, New Haven; and by N. & J. White, New York, 1833. "Printed by Hezekiah Howe & Co."--verso of title page. Bound in full contemporary sheepskin leather, four very shallow (false) raised bands on the spine, leather spine label lettered in gilt. Heavily worn, with damage to the spine and rear cover, and several loose leaves in the section of the "... View more info

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Statement on Our Foreign Situation by Ernest T. Weir, Chairman National Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA., January 5, 1951

By: Weir, Ernest T

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Pittsburgh, National Steel Corporation: 1951

Seller ID: 41690

Condition: Very Good


19 pages; Two small ink marks at bottom of front wrapper, otherwise clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Weir strongly advocates establishing better relations with the New China. ; 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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Corrected Proofs

By: Weld, H. Hastings

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Boston, Russell, Shattuck & Co.: 1836

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41721

Condition: Very Good


261 & [1, errata] pages; Publisher's binding: an unusual medium brown cloth with fine vertical ribbing and an all-over pattern of mixed symbol-like design. The covers each have an elaborate decorative frame impressed in blind, the spine has the title stamped in gilt in all capital letters. Plain endpapers, wood-engraved vignette (the author?) on title page depicting an editor holding a sheet titled "Corrected Proofs", just off the press. A well-preserved copy, the original binding is unworn and intact at the delicate spine ends. The endpapers and the entire text block are foxed, wi... View more info

CIVIL WAR BARONS The Tycoons, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Visionaries Who Forged Victory and Shaped a Nation

By: Wert, Jeffry D.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42449

ISBN: 0306825120

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


276 pages; As new in dustjacket. The Civil War woke a sleeping giant in America, creating unprecedented industrial growth that not only supported the struggle but reshaped the nation.Energized by the country's dormant potential and wealth of natural resources, individuals of vision, organizational talent, and capital took advantage of the opportunity that war provided. Their innovations sustained Union troops, affected military strategy and tactics, and made the killing fields even deadlier. Their ranks included men such as:John Deere, whose plows helped feed large armiesGail Borden, whose c... View more info

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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Vermont Volume XIV Third Series, volume IV

By: Weston, William

Price: $64.94

Publisher: Burlington, Chauncey Goodrich: 1843

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38597

Condition: Very Good


589 pages; Bound in early 20th century "Law" tan buckram, Library of Congress pattern-printed endpapers. This copy is notable for its provenance, with a red stamp on the fore-edge of the title page stating: "LAW LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND SUPREME COURT. At the foot of the title page there is a black rubber stamp within a rectangular border, stating: "RETURN TO / LAW LIBRARY (CAPITOL)." (This stamp is repeated at the foot of the front free-endpaper. A perforated "LC" stamp appears to the lower center of the title page. On the verso of the title, there is a black ru... View more info

Image for UNTERRICHT UND DEMOKRATIE IN AMERIKA; Die Quellen der Offentlichen Meinung das College, die Universitaten, Studentenleben, Schule und Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten Vorlesungen Gehalten an Der Berliner Universitat

UNTERRICHT UND DEMOKRATIE IN AMERIKA; Die Quellen der Offentlichen Meinung das College, die Universitaten, Studentenleben, Schule und Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten Vorlesungen Gehalten an Der Berliner Universitat

By: Wheeler, Benjamin Ide ; [SIGNED]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Strassburg, Verlag von Karl J. Trubner: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38469


Autograph; 295 pages; Inscribed and Signed by the author on half-title. Clean and tight in original binding of white velin spine and gray boards with gilt lettering at spine. Benjamin Ide Wheeler (1854 – 1927) was a Greek and comparative philology professor at Cornell University, as well as President of the University of California from 1899 to 1919. During the year 1909-10, Roosevelt Professor at the University of Berlin; this book comprises the lectures he delivered during that tenure. ; Signed by Author View more info

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A Memoir of Daniel Wheeler With An Account of his Gospel Labours in the Islands of the Pacific

By: Wheeler, Daniel

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Book Association of Friends: 1885

Seller ID: 38640

Condition: Fine


250 pages; Publisher's dark green pebbled cloth, covers with decoratively ruled edges, spine lettered in gilt, pink endpapers. A fine, fresh copy -- with only a bit of foxing to the fore-edges of the text block. This is one of several abridged editions of these memoirs published by the Society of Friends during the 19th century; the original edition appeared posthumously, edited by the author's son in 1842. Daniel Wheeler had a most interesting life. He was born November 27, 1771 to William and Sarah Wheeler in London, England. After his father's death, young Wheeler served in the Merc... View more info

FORMATIVE YEARS IN THE FAR WEST

By: White, Gerald T

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century- Crofts: 1962

Seller ID: 38383

Condition: Very Good-


694 pages; Toning from removed bookplate on first blank and faint mark on spine from removed label, otherwise clean and tight in original red cloth binding. ; 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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AN ORATION PRONOUNCED AT BRIDGEWATER October 4, 1798 at the Request of the THE COLUMBIAN SOCIETY

By: Whitman, Kilborn

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Boston, Samuel Etherbridge: 1798

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41610

Condition: Very Good-


39, (1) pages; 39pp, Half title [foxed]. Chipping & ownership names on front wrapper, otherwise Very Good. "An early analysis of the national character of Americans. ... The American experiment in representative democracy is unique: unoriginated in conquest, and free from all feudal tenures and embarrassments. Liberty in its most rational latitude is enjoyed. The American Character has been formed by the Revolution and the adoption of the Constitution." [see D. Lesser] Sabin 103743. OCLC: 62841114 Owner's names include "Mr. Ezekiel Whitman, Bridgeport" ; "Mordecai George... View more info

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS [ in Scarce Dustjacket ]

By: Wiener, Miriam

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Golden Era Publishers: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41133

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


140 pages; A simple method of correcting our economic system, creating prosperity, eliminating unemployment and poverty, and reducing crime, disease, and radical activities. Clean and tight in original orange cloth binding in Very Good scarce dustjacket. ; 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 Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge - Volume 2 (June 1831 through May 1832)

By: Wiggins, Francis S. ; [editor]

Price: $54.94

Publisher: New York, Francis S. Wiggins: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38894

Condition: Good


viii, 424 pages; The second annual volume of this early 19th century periodical comprising 12 individual monthly issues from June 1831 to May 1832. viii, 424 pp. Each issue has an engraved plate frontispiece and many smaller in-text illustrations. The volume includes a total of fourteen full page plates related to various articles in the text: A View of City of Troy; A View of Athens; Glaciers of Switzerland; A View of Wesleyan University; A View of Mount Jolliet, IL; A View of the City of Troy (second one); The City of Jerusalem; The Crater of Kirauea; A View of the City of Quebec; A View o... View more info

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Books Relating to America Catalogue No. 41. 1933

By: William H. Robinson, Ltd.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, William H. Robinson, Ltd.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38781

Condition: Very Good-


116 pages; Contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers, wrappers dust stained, especially at edges, rear wrapper chipped at top corner. 459 items. Four full page plates. Contents include The Atlantic Neptune (5 volumes bound in 4, 1776-79), a Folio Broadside of the Four Indian Kings Speech to her Majesty (1710), BBradford's Municipal History of New York (1702), Trott's Laws of British Plantations in America (1721); A complete set of King Philip's War Tracts ( 1675-77), De Bry - a set of the Voyages to America and Voyages to India (1590-1628), etc. View more info