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THE BITTER TASTE OF GLORY The Bitter Taste of Glory: Nine Portraits of Power and Conflict

By: Valenti, Jack ; [SIGNED to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart ]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, The World Publishing Company, Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38887

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; 170 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in very good dustjacket. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to Justice Potter Stewart. Justice Potter Stewart served 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 (1958-1981) as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Potter Stewart made maj... View more info

REMINISCENCES of the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA or Washington City Seventy-nine Years Ago 1830-1909

By: Vedder, Mrs. Sarah E.

Price: $149.94

Publisher: St. Louis, MO, A. R. Fleming Printing: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39141

Condition: Very Good+


91 pages; Clean and tight in original burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. Frontispiece and three additional illustrated plates. OCLC: 11198076 Frontispiece has some foxing, and in 3 places a brief marginal pencil note with supplemental information. This fascinating book is the author's reminiscences of her time in Washington in the 1830s and 1840s. The author relates detailed memories of people and events in Washington and Georgetown, such as Mrs. Doyle and her negro servent being struck by lightning in the doorway of her Georgetown house on Bridge Street on Aug. 12, 1839. Or that of the... View more info

MY WAR DIARY

By: Waddington, Mary Alsop King

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42371

Condition: Very Good+


vi, 364, (6) ads pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with lettering and decorative stamping in black. Mary Alsop King Waddington (April 28, 1833 – June 30, 1923) was an American author. She particularly wrote about her life as the wife of a French diplomat. Mary was born in New York City, New York on April 28, 1833 the daughter of Charles King (1789–1867),[2] an American academic, politician, newspaper editor and the granddaughter of U.S. Senator Rufus King (1755–1827), the Federalist candidate for both Vice President (1804 and 1808) and President of the United Sta... View more info

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A COMPENDIUM OF IRISH BIOGRAPHY Comprising Sketches of Distinguished Irishmen, and of Eminent Persons Connected with Ireland by Office or Their Writings

By: Webb, Alfred ; [ signature of J. J. Clancy]

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Dublin, M. H. Gill & Son: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40126

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 319 pages; Inscribed on ffep "To John J. Hayes, Esq. / Boston Mass. / with the best wishes of / J. J. Clancy / Dublin: Feb. 21st, 1882" ; a short tear without loss to the upper corner of pp. 31-2, some notes in pencil on a few margins (mostly marking a few details of special American interest) and on rear endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine cloth rubbed at extremeties. An excellent historical reference on all matters Irish. John Joseph Clancy (1847 – 1928), usually known as J. J. Clancy, was an Irish nationalist... View more info

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LETTERS TO MY FATHER - William Styron

By: West, James L.W. ; (editor) ; William Styron

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Baton Rouge, LSU Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42151

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Southern Literary Studies; 238 pages; Contents clean and secure in original binding, dustjacket clean and fresh; corner of ffep clipped. From the flap: "I've finally pretty much decided what to write next -- a novel based on Nat Turner's rebellion," twenty-six-year-old William Styron confided to his father in a letter he wrote on May 1, 1952. Styron would not publish his Pulitzer Prize--winning The Confessions of Nat Turner until 1967, but this letter undercuts those critics who later attacked the writer as an opportunist capitalizing on the heated racial climate of the late 1960s. Fro... View more info

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DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS in 18 Volumes Wheatley Limited Numbered Edition

By: Wheatley, Henry B. ; Samuel Pepys

Price: $349.94

Publisher: Boston, Francis A. Niccolls Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 39369

Condition: Very Good


Contents clean and tight, mild toning to endpapers in original light red cloth bindings with printed title labels at spines; labels toned, small scrape to cloth near bottom of spine of Volume 2, bottom edge of pages and cloth on rear board of Volume 17 mildly rippled. Set No. 536 of only 1000 sets issued - Wheatley Limited Numbered Edition. For the First Time Fully Transcribed from the shorthand manuscript inthe Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge, by the Rev. Mynors Bright, M.A., Late Fellow and President of the College, with Lord Braybrooke's note. Edited with extensive additi... 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

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