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Personal Recollections of the War of the Rebellion - Addresses Delivered Before the New York Commandery of the Loyal Legion of the United States 1883-1891

By: Wilson, James Grant ; Titus Munson Coan ; (editors)

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, The Commandery: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41514

Condition: Near Fine


viii, 391 pages; A beautiful copy of this excellent book of Civil War memoirs. This was the First in a Series of such Civil War essays published by New York branch of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS). Original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt emblem of a military medal. Contributors include Horation King, William T. Sherman, Andrew H. Smith, Henry L. Burnett, Oliver O. Howard, Surgeon William M. Smith, Ely S. Parker, et al. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical hist... View more info

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YEAR BOOK of the Society, SONS OF THE REVOLUTION IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY 1894-1913 and a Catalogue of Virginia Military Land Warrants granted to Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution

By: Wilson, Samuel M.

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Lexington, KY, Society of Sons of the Revolution: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41638

Condition: Very Good


viii, 368 pages; Previous owner's name stamped in tiny letters at top of ffep [U.K. Duz]. Clean and tight in original binding of deep blue cloth spine and corners over yellow cloth, lettering in gilt at spine and front cover. More than 70 illustrations including portraits, coat of arms, etc. ; 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 STATE - Elements of Historical and Practical Politics A Sketch of Institutional History and Administrations

By: Wilson, Woodrow

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Boston, D. C. Heath & Co.: 1895

Seller ID: 38325

Condition: Very Good+


xxxvi, 686, (x) pages; Former owner's name on endpapers, otherwise clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. This was Wilson's second important book, reflecting his broader historical perspective on government. Taking an evolutionary approach to human political history, Wilson outlines certain practices of European governments as models for America government. This book sold widely and influenced many future statesmen. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbu... View more info

MERE LITERATURE AND OTHER ESSAYS including The Interpreter of English Liberty [on Edmund Burke]

By: Wilson, Woodrow

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1896

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39144

Condition: Very Good+


(vi), 247 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's brown polished buckram cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt ruling at top of front board, top edges gilt. An extremely nice example of this handsomely produced book, with only faint rubbing and two very tiny chips to the cloth at the spine ends. The First Edition - as indicated by the presence of the date 1896 on the title page as well as the copyright page. OCLC: 184212 In 1896, Wilson had served on the Princeton faculty as professor of jurisprudence and political economy for six years. The Princeton Presidency would come in 1... View more info

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THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

By: Wilson, Woodrow

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1916

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 40062

ISBN: 1299117856

Condition: Very Good+


71 pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth bidning with gilt lettering and facsimile autograph at front board. This wrok was originally published within Wilson's Constitutional Government of the United States, this is the first separately published edition. ; 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 Lawrenceville School Song Book

By: Wood, Howard Roe ; F. P. Trench

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Lawrenceville, NJ, Lawrenceville School: 1921 (1914)

Seller ID: 42335

Condition: Very Good


(viii), 102, (2) pages; Clean and secure in original burgundy cloth binding with gilt lettering. Includes music and lyrics for tunes like: Sons of Lawrence, The Team with the Big Red "L", Come All Ye True Laurentians, Philomathian Song, Calliopean Song, Juanita, etc. One of the oldest preparatory schools in the United States, Lawrenceville was founded in 1810 as the Maidenhead Academy by Presbyterian clergyman Isaac Van Arsdale Brown. As early as 1828, the school attracted students from Cuba and England, as well as from the Cherokee Nation. It had several names, including the Lawre... View more info

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Personally Conducted Tours 1897-8 - Pennsylvania Railroad

By: Wood, J. R. ; George W. Boyd

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Allen, Lane & Scott: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42050

Condition: Very Good-


20 pages; Contents are complete in original self wrappers, secured by stitching at spine, wrappers are starting to split at fold. This small illustrated brochures was meant to entice customers to sign up for the tours offerred by the Pennsylvania Railway. Delightful small illustrations. There are brief descriptions of the various tours as well as illustrations of the interiors of the railway cars and of various notable sights. From a contemporary periodical: "The Personally—Conducted Tourist System of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company is the most complete and elaborate system of pleas... View more info

Eulogy on the life and character of Gen. Andrew Jackson Pronounced by the Hon. Levi Woodbury, in the Universalist Church, Portsmouth, N.H. ... July 2d, 1845

By: Woodbury, Levi

Price: $199.99

Publisher: Portsmouth [New Hampshire], Printed at the Portsmouth Mercury Office: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39275

Condition: Very Good+


11 & [1, blank] pages; Stitched, as issued (never bound into a volume). Although largely forgotten today, Levi Woodbury [1789-1851] had a remarkably varied career in state and federal government of his time. Woodbury served as a member of the Cabinets of two U.S. Presidents, as a state legislator and later, U.S. Senator, as Governor of New Hampshire, and, finally, as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is one of only three men to have served in all three branches of Federal Government and as Governor of one the States -- (the others were Salmon P. Chase and James F. Byrnes). W... View more info

CARROLL COUNTY (WESTMINSTER) (INVENTORY OF THE COUNTY AND TOWN ARCHIVES OF MARYLAND)

By: Works Projects Administration ; [ WPA ]

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland Historical Records Project: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41105

Condition: Very Good+


273 pages; Minor foxing to ffep, otherwise Near Fine An inventory of the Carroll County archives, including its incorporated towns' records as well as a historical sketch of the various government agencies. An excellent bibliography of the historical materials available. Prepared by The Maryland Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration (WPA). ; 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 renderi... View more info

HOW TO GET WORKMEN

By: Worman, H. A

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. W. Shaw Co: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41129

Condition: Very Good


64 pages; Drawing on your labor sources and handling applicants. How a factory weeded out a hundred men - yet scored an output record. Fifteen tested ways to secure laborers, helpers and skilled workmen. OCLC: 459143806 Clean and tight in original gray boards with onlay pictorial label at front cover. "The greatest problem before the modern businessman is the organization and maintenance of his work force." ; 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 ... View more info

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HANDBOOK OF THE LAW OF FEDERAL COURTS

By: Wright, Charles Alan ; [Justice Potter Stewart's copy]

Price: $199.94

Publisher: St. Paul, West Publishing Co.: 1970

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39382

Condition: Very Good


Some light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and the ownership name of "Potter Stewart" embossed in gilt on front cover. From the collection of Justice 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 (1958-19... View more info

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HANDBOOK OF THE LAW OF FEDERAL COURTS

By: Wright, Charles Alan ; [Justice Potter Stewart's copy]

Price: $199.94

Publisher: St. Paul, West Publishing Co.: 1976

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 39383

Condition: Very Good


Some light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and the ownership name of "Potter Stewart" embossed in gilt on front cover. From the collection of Justice 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 (1958-19... View more info

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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES Addresses in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of its signing 17 September 1787. Delivered at the Catholic University of America 7 December 1937

By: Wright, Herbert

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Washington, Catholic University: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40740

Condition: Very Good+


82 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. OCLC: 2352857 Contents include: The University Celebration of the Sesquicentennial. -- Opening remarks of the rector. -- "The philosophy of the Constitution", by M.I.X. Millar. -- "The Catholic signers of the Constitution", by E.C. Burnett. -- "The Catholic contribution to constitutional law", by W.C. Walsh. -- "The Constitution and papal encyclicals of our times", by R.J. White. -- "Remarks of the director general, United States Constitution sesquicentennial commission, Sol Bloom. -- Closing remarks ... View more info

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Westward Advance of the Atlantic Frontier

By: Wright, Louis B.

Price: $6.94

Publisher: Huntington Library: 1948

Seller ID: 38457

Condition: Very Good


15 pages; Fifteen page offprint from The Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol XI, No. 3 (May 1948). Clean and tight in original tan printed wrappers. ; 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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NEW INTERPRETATIONS OF AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY

By: Wright, Louis B.

Price: $5.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Service Center for Teachers of History: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38458

Condition: Very Good+


22 pages; Clean and tight in original blue printed wrappers ; 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 NEW MEANING OF JUSTICE Essays in Judgment, Ethics, and Law

By: Wyzanski, Charles F. ; Jr. ; [Justice Potter Stewart's copy]

Price: $84.94

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1966

Edition: First Edition Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42341

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 238 pages; Clean and secure in original wrappers. Verso of front wrapper bears a lengthy warm inscription from the author Wyzanski to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart dated April 30, 1982, beginning "Dear Potter, / Now that you too are a senior judge ..." and later "From a fellow who does NOT / associate you primarily /at least, with your definition of / obscenity..." and finally concluding with his signature "Charlie Wyzanski" [Further details of inscription on request]. Notecard size envelope laid-in, imprinted "Chambers of / Justice Potter Stew... View more info

Silver State Dreadnought The Remarkable Story of Battleship Nevada

By: Younger, Stephen M.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Annapolis, Naval Institute Press: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42451

ISBN: 1682472892

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


320 pages; As New in Dustjacket. USS Nevada (BB-36) was America's first modern battleship. When her keel was laid in 1912, kings and emperors still ruled much of the world. When she finally slipped beneath the waves in 1948, America was the undisputed global superpower.Nevada was revolutionary for her time: the first "superdreadnought"; the first U.S. warship to be oil fired; the first to have a triple-gun main turret; and, the first to have all-or-nothing armor. In World War I, she was based in Queenstown, Ireland, to provide protection for American convoys bringing troops to Europe.... View more info

The Cruise of the Alabama By One of the Crew

By: [ Haywood, P. D. ]

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Co.: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42093

Condition: Fair


Riverside Paper Series, No. 20; 150 pages; Folding map tracing the path of the Alabama's voyage, two illustrated plates (one of the Alabama and the other a chart of the engagement of the Kearsarge and the Alabama). This example is disbound, but part of the spine and the front board of its 19th century binding are present. The book is ex-library with the bookplate of the institution on front pastedown endpaper and the official "duplicate" withdrawn stamp on last blank page. The call number is written on the first blank, there is a small perferation on title page, and a stamp on the fi... View more info

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The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America containing the confession of faith, the catechisms, and the directory for the worship of God; together with the plan of government and discipline, as amended and ratified by the General Assembly, at their sessions in May, 1821

By: [Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. ]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Utica [New York], Printed and published by William Williams: 1824

Seller ID: 40790

Condition: Fair


[2], 466 pages; Contemporary full sheepskin leather, decoratively mottled, flat spine, red leather label lettered in gilt. Both covers detached, but present -- three-quarter inch portion missing from the leather at the bottom of the spine. Text toned and browned throughout, sewing sound. With the ink ownership signature: "James H. Fitzgerald / March / 1826." written on the front paste-down endpaper. Printed notation at the head of the title, within square brackets: "[Stereotype Edition.]" On the verso of the title page: "Copyright June 2, 1821, by Ezra Stiles Ely, on... View more info