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THOMAS S. CLARKE [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35321

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Thomas S. Clarke 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 Shields Clarke was born at Cannonsburg, PA in 1801. His grandfather came from County Antrim, Ireland and came to America in 1771 settling on a farm on Brandywine Creek near Chadsford. Thomas S. Clarke finished his education at Jef... View more info

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ADAM MERCER BROWN [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35324

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Adam Mercer Brown 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. Major Adam Mercer Brown born in 1826 in Butler County, PA. was admitted to practice in 1853 and was a member of the Bar of Allegheny County for more than 57 years and served as the first president of the Pi... View more info

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JAMES E. BREADING [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35325

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of James E. Breading 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. James E. Breading, the son of Judge Nathaniel Breading, was born on Tower Hill Farm in Fayette County, PA in 1789. In 1829 he moved to Pittsburgh and founded a large wholesale drygoods business in Pittsburgh... View more info

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JOHN HERRON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35326

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of John Herron 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 John Sartain. John Herron, born in 1792 on Herron's Branch and in 1812 moved to Pittsburgh. He started his business career as a clerk for Ephraim Blain in the lumber business. After only a few years, Herron had bought the business... View more info

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JOSIAH COPLEY [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35327

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Josiah Copley 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. Josiah Copley, born in Shippensburg in 1803, was bound to John McCahan in 1818 as an apprentice printer. In 1825 the young printer entered into business with John Croll publishing the Kittanning Gazette. The Gazette was successful from the ... View more info

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SAMUEL R. JOHNSTON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35328

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Samuel R. Johnston 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. Samuel R. Johnston, born in Pittsburgh in 1797, received an excellent education and then acquired a knowledge of the printing business in the house of Cramer & Spear. In 1818 this business passed to the control of Mr. Johnston and his b... View more info

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HERE LIES THE HEART A Tale of My Life

By: De Acosta, Mercedes

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, Reynal and Co.: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 42264

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


(xii), 372 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of yellow boards with black cloth spine on Very Good dustjacket with some minor wrinkles at bottom of rear panel. Mercedes de Acosta (1893–1969), born in New York City, was an eccentricand talented playwright, poet, and novelist. Often described as the womenwho, in the words of Alice B. Toklas, “had the most important women of the twentieth century,” de Acosta had romantic relationships with Marlene Dietrich, Isadora Duncan, Greta Garbo, and Eva Le Gallienne. Due to her desire to ... View more info

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THE LIFE STORY OF AN OLD REBEL

By: Denvir, John

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Dublin, Sealy, Bryers & Walker: 1910

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40635

Condition: Very Good+


viii, 288 pages; Clean and secure in original dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, toning to endpapers, shallow bump to top edge of rear board. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Quite scarce in this first edition. The Life Story of an Old Rebel presents the record of a life devoted to the promotion and propagation of the cause of Irish Nationalism in Britain. Born in County Antrim, Ireland, the author John Denvir (1834–1916) spent most of his life in Liverpool, where he established a construction business and also worked for the Irish nationalist cause as journa... View more info

TROIS ANS DE GUERRE

By: DeWet, General Christiaan Rudolf

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Paris, Felix Juven: (1902)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 38638

Condition: Very Good


Nicely bound in light brown leather at spine and corners over marbled boards, pages untrimmed. Frontispiece portrait of the author, folding map at rear. Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (1854 – 1922) was a Boer general, rebel leader and politician. He was born on the Leeuwkop farm, in the district of Smithfield in the Boer Republic of the Orange Free State. De Wet is mentioned in Kipling's poem Ubique. De Wet took part in the early battles of the Boer War of 1899 in Natal as a commandant, later serving as a general under Piet Cronjé in the west. His first success was the surprise attack on Sanna... View more info

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Popular Life of Daniel O'Connell -- Including the Funeral Oration of Padre Ventura at Rome, Father Burke's Sermon at Glasnevin, and Wendell Phillips' Centennial Oration

By: Donahoe, Chrysostom ; Gioacchino Ventura; Thomas Burke; Wendell Phillips

Price: $59.94

Publisher: Boston, Marlier Publishing Company: 1875

Seller ID: 40655

Condition: Very Good+


294 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine and front board, faded at spine. OCLC: 18712988 Daniel O'Connell (1775 – 1847), often referred to as The Liberator or The Emancipator, was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic emancipation including the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament and the repeal of the Act of Union combining Great Britain and Ireland. View more info

PASSING THOUGHTS

By: Douglas, James ; [SIGNED]

Price: $84.94

Publisher: London, Hamilton, Adams and Co.: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41125

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 448 pages; Inscribed by the author on titlepage - Helen Robertson from James Douglas of Cavers Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with decorative blindstamping, rubbed at edges. An interesting group of essays including the following: Goethe, Rousseau, Humboldt, Italy, Cousin and Eclecticism, Grecian History, France and Democracy, Britain and the World, The Moors of Spain, The History of England, Devotional Writers. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a cha... View more info

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FILINGS FROM AN OLD SAW - Reminiscences of San Francisco and California's Conquest [Limited Edition of 750 Copies]

By: Downey, Joseph T.; Fred Blackburn Rogers (editor)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: San Francisco, John Howell: 1956

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 40312

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


170 pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with image of a ship on front cover in original clear mylar dustjacket. These essays originally appeared as articles in the newspaper The Golden Era between January 9 and July 8, 1853. View more info

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Cinq Années de Ma Vie 1894-1899

By: Dreyfus, Alfred

Price: $4,499.99

Publisher: New York, McClure, Phillips & Co.: 1901

Seller ID: 39500

Condition: Very Good


2 p.l. & 212 pages; A remarkably rare and legally significant copy of the 1901 memoirs by Alfred Dreyfus, the French Army officer at the heart of a cruel forgery and subsequent miscarriage of justice known as the "Dreyfus Affair" -- which has reverberated around the civilized world from 1894, when Dreyfus was falsely accused of treason to France, right through to the present day. This copy was never published in any usual sense, nor was it ever offered for sale to the public. In this case, the old saying is incorrect -- one can judge from the cover that this book is different, and s... View more info

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The Right Hon. BENJAMIN DISRAELI, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, K.G. and HIS TIMES [Five Volume Set]

By: Ewald, Alexander Charles

Price: $74.94

Publisher: London, William Mackenzie: 1882

Seller ID: 40272

Condition: Very Good+


Complete five divisions bound individually comprising the two volume set in original quarto blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering and extensive gilt decorative stamping at spines and front boards; all edges gilt; illustrated with thirty full page steel engravings with tissue guards. Former owner's name on ffep and first blank - Arthur Whittam ("presented to him in 1887"); some rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corners. Quite an attractive set. These five volumes are numbered Divisions 1 thru 5. The first two divisions comprise Volume 1 and divisions 3 thru 5 comprise Volume 2. A fa... View more info

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MR. JUSTICE MILLER AND THE SUPREME COURT, 1862-1890

By: Fairman, Charles

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard University Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39734

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 456 pages; Clean and tight in original red cloth binding, lettering faded from spine. Samuel Freeman Miller (1816 – 1890) was an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court who served from 1862 to 1890. He was a physician and lawyer. Miller supported Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election. Lincoln nominated Miller to the Supreme Court on July 16, 1862, after the beginning of the American Civil War. His reputation was so high that Miller was confirmed half an hour after the Senate received notice of his nomination. His opinions strongly favored Lincoln's positions. After the war,... View more info

EUGENE FIELD - An Auto Analysis and How One Friar met the Devil and Two Pursued Him

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $14.93

Publisher: New York, H. M. Caldwell Co: 1901

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41201

Condition: Near Fine


112 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of gray cloth spine with gray paper covered boards decorative stamped in gilt, red and green depicting an inkwell with a large plume pen. Very nicely printed only on the recto sides of the paper, in black with large decorative red initials. The pages are largely unopened. The two works are separately paginated -- 75, 37, (3) and printed in different type styles. Eugene Field's autobiographical sketch, with an introduction by his friend Francis Wilson. OCLC: 5181779 "It was an open secret that Friar Gonsol and Friar Francis stood respectivel... View more info

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AMERICAN DIPLOMACY IN THE ORIENT

By: Foster, John W. ; [Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Co: 1904

Seller ID: 42418

Condition: Very Good


xiv, (2), 498 pages; Contents clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board, one spot of fading at spine, otherwise near fine. Original owner's signature on ffep - "Hennen Jennings" Chapters include: The First Chinese Treaties, Independent Hawaii, The Opening of Japan, Korea and Its Neighbors, The Samoan Complication, etc. Preface: "The great development of the industrial resources of the country, the necessity of larger markets in Asia, and the recently acquired territorial possession in the Pacific Ocean, have given new interest... View more info

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F. R. 1833-1900 In Memorium [ Fairman Rogers 1833-1900 ]

By: Furness, Horace Howard

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, Privately Printed: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42287

Condition: Very Good-


20 pages; Full brown leather binding with gilt lettering at spine, gilt ruling to boards and gilt dentelles at outer edges of inside covers, dark silk endpapers. Ex libris with official deacquisition stamp on institutional bookplate, small stamp on titlepage, remnants of pocket at rear, wear and chipping at head of spine and top left corner where label was removed. Still an attractive book. Frontispiece photogravure portrait of Rogers. Printed note tipped in on initial blank: "With the Respects of / Mrs. Fairman Rogers / The Aldine / Philadelphia" Fairman Rogers (1833 – 1900)... View more info

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HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW SEVENTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY

By: Goold, William; Henry Burrage ; J.W. Symonds; et alus

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Maine Historical Society: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38722

Condition: Very Good+


171 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and a gilt image of Longfellow on front cover, engraved portrait of Longfellow at frontispiece with tissue guard. Quite a nice example of this commemorative book. Printed illustrated flyer from the Longfellow House laid-in. Record of meeting.--Opening address [by] Hon. W.G. Barrows.--Laus laureati [by] J.P. Baxter.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and his paternal ancestry [by] Rev. H.S. Burrage.--General Peleg Wadsworth, and the maternal ancestry of Henry W. Longfellow [by] Hon. William Goold.--The Portland... View more info

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Zhizn i reformy [ Two Volumes in Russian ]

By: Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Moskva [Moscow], Novosti: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39761

ISBN: 5702009533

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


1240 pages; Publisher's brown leatherette-surfaced cloth, spines lettered in gilt. Two volumes, text entirely in Russian. FIrst edition of the original text of the Memoirs of Mikhail Gorbachev. 566, [1] & [2 colophon/tirage]; 652, [1] & [2 colophon/tirage] pp. One section of Illustrations from b/w photographs in each volume. Following the deaths of Soviet Leaders Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, and Konstantin Chernenko, Gorbachev was elected General Secretary by the Politburo in 1985. Gorbachev's efforts towards reform within the Soviet system, in addition to his participation in summit ... View more info