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Image for 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

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

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BENNETT DIVORCE CASE Being a plain account of all the important facts brought out on the trial, and those connected with it; with disclosures on the case

By: Bennett, George

Price: $44.94

Publisher: New Haven, George Bennett: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41723

Condition: Very Good-


Original owner's name in pencil on rear endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative blindstamping. Binding rubbed and worn; gilt dulled; small ink spot at spine. Illustrated with a frontispiece depicting the Bennett's house in New Haven, Illustrated titlepage, portraits of Dr. George Bennett and of his late wife Mary, an illustration of two men at Little Lillian's grave, five woodcut illustrations with quotes from the Book of Proverbs. Title as printed on the spine: Dr. Bennett's Married Life: caution to Husbands and Wives. OC... View more info

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FOUR YEARS WITH MORGAN AND FORREST

By: Berry, Thomas Franklin

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Oklahoma City, The Harlow-Ratliff Co: 1914

Seller ID: 40000

Condition: Very Good-


476 pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and secure in original red cloth binding, gilt flaked from lettering on front board. More than a dozen b&w plates. OCLC: 4539717 The author describes several of the most important battles of the Civil War and with the vivid detail of first hand account. Berry first saw active service in Mexico in 1846. During his service in the Confederate Army he was captured 13 times, sent to prison seven times and escaped while on the way to prison six times and was twice under death sentence when he escaped. While in prison in Talahome, Tenness... View more info

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C. K. Berryman Bookplate mounted in The Post-Girl by Edward C. Booth

By: Berryman, Clifford K.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: (1908)

Seller ID: 41072

Condition: Near Fine


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 Pos... View more info

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VICISITUDES DE UN DEMOCRATA BAJO BATISTA, CASTRO Y GUEVARA

By: Beruff, Jorge ; [SIGNED]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Miami, Alexandria Library: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40278

ISBN: 1934804010

Condition: Very Good


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. ... Jo... View more info

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The Pressure of Organized Interests as a Factor in Shaping Legislation

By: Beutel, Frederick K

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Southern California Law Review: 1929

Seller ID: 41694

Condition: Very Good


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 imb... View more info

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Historic Places and Events in Northern Virginia Bicentennial 200th Anniversary

By: Beverley, Marshall J., comp

Price: $9.94

Publisher: N.P., United Virginia Bank / National: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40803

Condition: Very Good+


58 & [2] pages; Publisher's beige stiff wrappers, portrait bust of George Washington on the front cover. The compiler, Marshall J. Beverley was an officer of the United Virginia Bank / National, and also a former mayor of Alexandria, Virginia. The publishing entity was the result of the merger of two of Virginia's oldest banks. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of photographs and prints, mostly depicting historic buildings and sites in, and around, Alexandria - in sepia halftones. An excellent copy. View more info

Image for A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC ... Enlarged, and adapted to the use of Young Traders, Bankers, &c. by F. Payrard

A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC ... Enlarged, and adapted to the use of Young Traders, Bankers, &c. by F. Payrard

By: Bezout, Etienne

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Samuel S. Wood: 1825

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39056

Condition: Very Good-


236 pages; Translated from the French, improved and adapted to the currency of the United States by Noble Heath. Quarter black leather over grey-green boards. Old pencil notes on endpapers, former owner's names, light rubbing. Mathematician Etienne Bezout (1739-1783) spent many years as a teacher and examiner of young naval officers; his published works include practical handbooks on the elementary mechanics and mathematics necessary for ballistics or navigation as well as more theoretical works of pure algebra and the theory of equations. This work was adapted by Peyrard for the use of stoc... View more info

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Le Nouveau Testament de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ Imprimé sur l'édition de Paris, de l'année 1805, revue et corrigée avec soin d'après le texte grec

By: Bible N.T.

Price: $949.99

Publisher: Boston, chez les Libraires Associés (Lincoln & Edmands, imprimeurs): 1811

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 39492

Condition: Very Good


379, [1, colophon] & 4 pages; Contemporary full sheepskin leather, with faint decorative stained pattern on covers, flat spine paneled by simple gilt rules, red label lettered in gilt, edges decoratively stained yellow. 12mo, gathered in sixes (half-sheets). A - 2H6. 379, [1, colophon] & 4 pp. ["Books for Sale by John West & Co., ..."] This is a very good example of the first American edition of the Protestant text of the French New Testament of the Bible, the version translated by Jean-Frédéric Osterwald. Its publication followed by one year the publication, also in Boston, o... 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 ; [Mrs. Justice Potter Stewart's copy]

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39378

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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 rec... View more info

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THE RIGHT JOB - How to Choose, Prepare for, and Succeed in It A Treatise for Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Vocational Counselors

By: Blackford, Katherine M. H. ; Arthur Newcomb

Price: $29.94

Publisher: New York, The Review of Reviews: 1924

Seller ID: 41290

Condition: Very Good


Complete in two volumes. Clean and tight in original green cloth bindings; light foxing to endpapers and title labels at spines. OCLC: 1811303 A very broad examination of the suitability of particular types of jobs for particular types of people. Chapter headings include: Character Analysis; How to Analyze Your Child; Is the Right Job Manual or Mental?; Is the Right Job Indoor or Outdoor?; Aggressive and Non-Aggressive Types; Social and Non-Social Types; Generalists and Specialists; Quality and Beauty versus Quantity and Strength; Practical and Theoretical Types; Ambitious and Unambitious; C... View more info

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FORMAL GARDEN IN ENGLAND

By: Blomfield, Reginald ; F. Inigo Thomas (Illustrator)

Price: $44.95

Publisher: London, MacMillan And Co.: 1901

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 38895

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 250 pages; Early 20th century binding of olive half calf (faded to brown at spine) over green cloth covered boards; gilt lettering and roses within panels on spine, all page edges gilt, light green marbled endpapers. Gilt faded at spine, shallow chipping at head of spine, leather lightly rubbed along edges. Attractive engraved bookplate of Louise Thoron Endicott. Brief inscription on half-title to L.E.dated 1892. Light scattered foxing, otherwise contents clean and tight. Sir Reginald Theodore Blomfield (20 December 1856 – 27 December 1942) was a prolific British architect, garde... View more info

Image for JAY T. SNIDER COLLECTION - New York, November 19, 2008; featuring the History of Philadelphia and Important Americans

JAY T. SNIDER COLLECTION - New York, November 19, 2008; featuring the History of Philadelphia and Important Americans

By: Bloomsbury Auctions

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury Auctions: 2008

Seller ID: 41778

Condition: Fine


As New in original shipping box. ; 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 STABILIZATION AND MORE EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH A Constructive Plan

By: Blymyer, William Hervey

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Pelham Manor, NY, Privately Published: 1932

Seller ID: 41689

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

WASHINGTON, D. C. - THE NATION'S CAPITAL

By: Blythe, T. Roger

Price: $19.94

Publisher: American Security and Trust Company: 1953

Seller ID: 41121

Condition: Very Good+


50 pages; Oblong book in original pictorial wrappers. Wonderful pencil drawing portraits of the prominent buildings of Washington, D.C. Designed and sketched by T. Roger Blythe . Wrappers slightly, otherwise clean and tight. ; 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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Apuntes sobre varios Objetos de Barro procedentes de "Los Guapotes" en El Lago de Guija

By: Boggs, Stanley H

Price: $10.94

Publisher: San Salvador, Ministerio de Educacion: 1976

Seller ID: 39833

Condition: Near Fine


Coleccion Antropologia e Historia No. 9; 16 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. B&W illustrations View more info

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Administrations of John Haskell Hewitt and Henry Hopkins

By: Botsford, Eli Herbert

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Pittsfield, Eagle Printing & Binding Co.: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38905

Condition: Very Good


Fifty Years at Williams; Autograph; SIGNED on ffep by the Author original tan cloth over printed tan boards. From the collection of Christopher Smith Sargent who was Editor of the Harvard Law Review in the 1930s and graduated cum laude. In the later 1930s he served as personal law secretary to Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo. Sargent graduated from Williams College, Class of 1933. Third part of OCLC: 3119437 Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams... View more info

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THE DEN CHIEF'S DENBOOK Proof Edition

By: Boy Scouts of America

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Boy Scouts of America: 1942

Seller ID: 38363

Condition: Very Good+


192 pages; Clean and tight in original textured wrappers. Illustrated throughout -- a treasure trove of ideas for activities, field trips, crafts, projects of all sorts. A wonderful memento of growing up in the mid 20th century and home front during the War. View more info

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RESOURCES OF SOUTH-WEST VIRGINIA, Showing the Mineral Deposits of Iron, Coal, Zinc, Copper and Lead Also the Staples of the Various Counties, Methods of Transportation, Access, Etc.

By: Boyd, Charles Rufus

Price: $174.94

Publisher: New York, John Wiley: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39159

ISBN: B0008662V2

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 321 pages; Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original gray-green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Large folding colour map at rear with a split at one fold (repaired with archival tissue). Numerous text illustrations, full page plates, and the large coloured folding geological map at rear. An textensive examination of the natural resources and economic advantages of southwestern Virginia, covering the counties of Montgomery, Pulaski, Wythe, Smyth, Washington, Giles, Bland, Tazewell, Russell, Scott, Lee, Wise, Buchanon, Floyd, Carroll, and Gra... View more info