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Déclaration des Droits de L'Homme et du Citoyen (Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citzen)

By Hérault de Séchelles, Marie-Jean, et al

Paris: Chez les Citoyens Esnauts et Rapilly. Near Fine. Rare French Revolution broadside printed in 1793.. [1793]. Broadside. 38.5 cm by 25.5 cm. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen of 1793 enumerates 35 very progressive rights, including such as the right to public education and the right of the poor to public support. Indeed, the most important aspect of this declaration is its recognition that liberty and equality can be in conflict in a society, and its attempt to use government to solve social inequalities. This Declaration and a new French Constitution were ratified by popular vote and then officially adopted on August 10, 1793, but with the onset of the Reign of Terror neither was ever put into effect. This spectacular survivor features the 35 rights on tablets surrounded by hand-colored French Revolutionary banners, cockades, and allegorical symbols. OCLC locates only the copy in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, though we have seen an image online of at least one other example (distinguishable from the BnF copy by its lack of a lower right corner water tide mark). .

$3500.00

Works of Theodore Roosevelt [Sagamore Edition]

By Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)

G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good. Attractive set with sound hinges. Most volumes show rubs and . abrasions to edges of leather.. 1900. 3/4 leather. Duodecimos. The handsome 15 volume Sagamore Edition of Roosevelt's works published right after his vice-presidential nomination at the 1900 Republican National Convention. The set consists of: Vol. 1 - American Ideals (with biographical sketch by Francis Winton Greene); Vol. 2 - Administration, Civil Service; Vol. 3 - The Wilderness Hunter; Vol. 4 - Hunting the Grisly; Vol. 5 - Hunting Trips of a Ranchman; Vol. 6 - Hunting Trips on the Prairie and in the Mountains; Vol. 7 - The Rough Riders; Vols. 8-13 - The Winning of the West; Vols. 14-18 - The Naval War of 1812. .

$1500.00

We Shall Overcome March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom August 28, 1963

By [Civil Rights Movement] Lo Monaco, Louis

[New York]: (National Urban League). Good+. Portfolio folder has short closed tears to fore edges, extremity . rubs, light foxing, and some separation along lower spine crease.. [1963]. Scarce souvenir portfolio of collages by Lo Monaco, "created specifically as a memento for those who participated in the historic March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs on August 28, 1963." In all, there are six collage images by Lo Monaco: one printed on the cover of the folder itself and five others on separate sheets inside. There is a printed introductory letter signed in facsimile by March organizers, including Martin Luther King, Jr., A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, Roy Wilkins, Whitney M. Young, Jr., and Josephus (then the last living slave from the antebellum United States), and a table of contents sheet captioning the 5 Lo Monaco collages. Also included in the folder is an original Xerox sheet of instructions to marchers, indicating assembly areas, the route of the March, and various Washington landmarks. A remarkable souvenir of this historic Civil Rights event. .

$1500.00

The Inaugural Address of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Thirty-Second President of the United States

By Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945)

[New York]: (The Harbor Press). Near Fine. A few tiny extremity rubs.. 1933. Hardcover. Octavo. 15 pages. The true first edition of FDR’s first Inaugural Address. He made a number of last-minute changes to the text after it had already been delivered to the Government Printing Office for printing, and even then deviated somewhat from his amended typescript as he was delivering the address. This privately printed Harbor Press version is a stenographic transcript taken as FDR delivered the speech, making this its first book appearance as listeners actually heard it. FDR’s first inaugural contains one of his most famous quotes, “So first of all let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself…” The Harbor Press edition was issued in three different states, all of which are rare. The first state consisted of approximately 10 unnumbered copies bound in scarlet calfskin for presentation to FDR, James A. Farley, Louis Howe, and others. The second state, to which the present volume belongs, was limited to 30 unnumbered copies bound in white star-patterned pale green paper over boards with plain black unlettered cloth spine, white paper title label laid onto front board, lettered in black with decorative rule border. The title page and first text page are printed in black and brown, remaining pages in black only. Printed from Janson types on ivory toned, laid, Worthy Hand and Arrows paper. Designed by John S. Fass for Roland Wood. Issued without a dust jacket. The third state was issued in 150 copies, hand sewn, in gray wrappers. HALTER T547. .

$1000.00

Coclé An Archaeological Study of Central Panama, Parts I and II (2 Volumes)

By Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland

Cambridge: Peabody Museum. Very good. 1937, 1942. Paper covers. Folios. xviii, 327 and xiv, 292 pages. These are volume VII and VIII, "Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. " Superbly illustrated large format volumes in tan printed paper covers. Covers show some extremity wear consisting of short tears, shallow wrinkles, and a few small chips. Part II has a 1" split at top of upper joint which has been repaired with tissue. Part I has a 1/2" split at bottom of lower joint. Very good overall. .

$350.00

Archaeology of Southern Veraguas, Panama

By Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland

Cambridge: Peabody Museum. Very good. 1950. Softbound. Folio. xii, 116 pages. Includes appendices by W. C. Root, Eleanor B. Adams and Doris Stone. Volume IX, No. 3 of "Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. " Bound in tan printed paper covers. Prior owner stamp on front cover and a few times in margins of interior text pages. Covers show minor extremity rubs. Top fore corner of front cover has a mild dampstain, with related tide marks to some top margins in text to a depth of about 1/2". .

$150.00

The Star Spangled Banner

By Key, Francis Scott with An Additional Verse by O. W. Holmes

Boston: Henry Tolman & Co.. Very good. 1861. Paper covers. Folio. [3 ] pages. Unusual copy of the "Star Spangled Banner, " printed with Oliver Wendell Holmes' fifth stanza in place. Holmes' lyrics are very much of their moment at the outbreak of the Civil War, as seen in this sample: "If a foe from within strike a blow at her glory, Down, down with the traitor that dares defile the flag of her stars and the page of her story!" Lovely cover printed in red and blue shows a large 34-star flag (of 1861-1863) under the title "National Melodies. " Tied together with ribbons at spine. Fore edges have a few short tears, but overall very good. Scarce. .

$250.00

They Knew Lincoln (Inscribed and Signed)

By Washington, John E. (1880-1964) ; Introduction by Carl Sandburg

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc.. Very good in a good dust jacket. 1942. First Edition. Full cloth. Octavo. 244 + appendix pages. Uncommon book capturing impressions of Abraham Lincoln by African Americans who personally knew and interacted with him. The historical record is weak in regard to Lincoln's personal relations with blacks and their perceptions of him and his attitudes toward them, and therefore this book fills a crucial gap in the Lincoln canon--particularly in light of today's revisionists who wish to cast Lincoln as a racist. Dr. John Washington, an African American dentist who grew up in the shadow of Ford's Theatre in the late 19th century, gathered these amazing stories through personal interviews with Lincoln's African American acquaintances or their children. Here are the testimonies of Lincoln's barbers in Illinois and Washington, white house servants, waiters, doorkeepers and others, all meticulously researched and verified while retaining their original vigor and color. There is a large section devoted to Mary Lincoln's seamstress and confidant Elizabeth Keckley, who was rendered much less enigmatic by Dr. Washington's groundbreaking research published here. The book includes previously unpublished photographs and Lincoln letters, including the first full transcript of an 1855 letter to Hon. George Robertson of Kentucky in which Lincoln speaks at length about his feelings on the issue of slavery. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Dr. Washington on title page. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with yellow stamped lettering and rule to spine and upper board, yellow topstain, illustrated endpapers. A few shallow bumps to spine ends, lower edges of boards. Jacket has an angular 2.5" tear at lower edge of front panel at spine with some associated creases, some other minor edge wear. Very nice overall. . Jacket in Mylar protector .

$500.00

Survival From a PT Base in the Solomons Comes This Nightmare Epic of the Will-To-Live (Reader's Digest, V. 45, August 1944, Pages 75-80)

By [Kennedy, John F. ] Hersey, John

Pleasantville: Reader's Digest Assoc. , Inc.. Near fine. 1944. Magazine. Duodecimo. 128 pages. Complete issue of Reader's Digest magazine containing John Hersey's story of John F. Kennedy and PT-109. To put it simply, this is the article that launched Kennedy's political career. Hersey, a Kennedy family friend, first published this flattering account in the 'New Yorker. ' But Joe Kennedy, unhappy with the New Yorker's relatively small circulation, pressed editor Paul Palmer for this appearance in the much more widely read 'Reader's Digest. ' It was a shrewd move, and this condensed version of the PT-109 incident proved crucial to Kennedy's early political success. Indeed, this version was reprinted for each of JFK's subsequent campaigns, including his 1960 presidential run. As to the story itself, few would argue that young Lt. Kennedy acted heroically in his efforts to rescue his men after his PT boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer. But veteran PT commanders were incredulous that Kennedy's fast and highly maneuverable PT-109 had failed to evade the ramming in the first place. In fact no other PT boat was ever rammed by an enemy ship before or after Kennedy's, and he narrowly escaped court-martial for the incident. The magazine is bound in green printed covers with a stapled binding. There is some minor extremity wear and an isolated curved tear of maybe .75" in the lower third of the back cover. .

$150.00

Abraham Lincoln's Last Hours, from the Notebook of Charles Sabin Taft, Army Surgeon Present At the Assassination, Death, and Autopsy

By Taft, Charles Sabin

[chicago]: Black Cat Press. Fine. 1968. Second Printing. Leather. Miniature. [26] pages. Dr. Taft was seated in the orchestra section of Ford's Theatre with a clear view of President Lincoln when he was shot. Taft leapt to the stage, called up to the presidential box that he was a doctor, and was lifted into the balcony by several people now gathered on the stage. From that moment until after Lincoln's death, Dr. Taft never left his side. Here is Taft's account of the assassination, his treatment of Lincoln, the long night in the Petersen House, Lincoln's death and autopsy, etc. This uncommon account, requested by Edwin Stanton, originally appeared in print in the Century Magazine in 1893. Forty copies were then privately printed by Norman Forgue in 1934 before this miniature edition of 200 copies, also by Forgue and his Black Cat Press, was printed direct from type on light blue paper and bound by hand in the studio of Bela Blau. This copy SIGNED by Forgue on colophon. See MONAGHAN #3455. This handsome little volume is just 2 1/8" x 2 5/8", bound in maroon calf over boards with decorated endpapers, gilt stamped spine title, gilt device on upper board. No significant wear. .

$150.00

Lincoln Bibliography, 1839-1939, Volumes I and II Complete (Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, Volumes XXXI and XXXII, Bibliographical Series Volumes IV and V)

By Monaghan, Jay (compiler) , Foreword by James G. Randall (Paul M. Angle, Series editor)

Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library. Good. 1943-45. Full cloth. Octavos. xlvi, 519 and xii, 560 pages. Still the standard Lincoln bibliography, describing nearly 4, 000 items, including over 200 in languages other than English, published through 1939. Bound in slate blue cloth over boards. Spine lettering is faded on both volumes, nearly illegible on volume 2 (spine gilt on nearly all copies of the second volume of this work was defective) . Boards show some fading around edges, a few light extremity rubs, browning to textblock edges. Volume I just slightly shaken but hinges not cracked. An unsurpassed reference to Lincolniana. .

$75.00

Abraham Lincoln Incidents in His Life Relating to Waterways [Binder's Title: Abraham Lincoln on Waterways]

By Meese, William A[Ugustus].

(moline, Il): (Desaulniers & Co. , Printers). Very good, ex library. (1908). First Edition. Wrappers. Octavo. 53 pages. Uncommon booklet on Lincoln as a ferryman, boatbuilder, advocate of waterway improvements, and believer in Captain John Ericsson's "monitor" naval vessel. There is also information on Lincoln's visit to Niagara Falls, his patent for "an improved method of lifting vessels over shoals, " and his arguments in the case of Hurd et al vs. Railroad Bridge Company (in which a river steamer collided with a railroad bridge) . Many interesting anecdotes. MONAGHAN #1608. This copy deaccessioned from the Marietta College Library, bearing a few minor labels, stamps, and other marks. Bound in printed brown paper covers tied with a cord over a saddle-stapled binding. Small dampstain to lower fore corner of a few initial pages. Covers show some shallow chips and wear around edges. .

$75.00

A Sermon on the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Preached At Surrey Chapel, London, Sunday, May 14, 1865

By Hall, [Christopher] Newman

Boston: Bartlett And Halliday. Very Good. 1865. First Edition. Wrappers. Octavo. 16 pages. Rev. Hall was a strong supporter of Lincoln and abolition and had urged his own government to support the North during the American Civil War. Here he provides a British perspective on Lincoln's murder. One of 500 copies. MONAGHAN #538. Bound in plain brown covers, printed front cover. Light external soil, minor extremity wear. Covers have some splitting along spine toward head and heel. .

$175.00

John Hay, Scholar, Statesman An Address Delivered before the Alumni Association of Brown University, June 19, 1906

By Bishop, Joseph Bucklin (1847-1928)

Providence: (Standard Printing Company). Very good. 1906. Wrappers. Octavo. 29 pages. Memorial to Hay, Brown University class of 1858, secretary to Lincoln, diplomat, journalist, biographer, and Secretary of State under McKinley and Roosevelt. Bound in tan paper covers stitched to textblock, Yapp edges, front cover titled in black. A few edge wrinkles. .

$50.00

The Life and Times of Bertrand Du Guesclin A History of the Fourteenth Century (Complete in Two Volumes)

By Jamison, D[Avid]. F[Lavel]. (1810-1864)

Charleston: John Russell. Near Fine. 1864. First Edition. Full vellum. Octavos. xvi, 287 and viii, 314 pages. Confederate imprint. Attractive set of this account of Breton knight and French military commander du Guesclin's daring deeds. Brave and chivalrous knights in battle would have appealed to Confederate gentlemen, but the book is more interesting today for its printing history. Jamison shipped the manuscript through the Yankee blockade of Charleston to his English publisher, speculating in the preface on the chances of it reaching England. It is unclear how many of the published sets made it back through the blockade to the Confederacy. Jamison, who had been the president of South Carolina's Secession Convention in 1860, died in the year of publication. Harwell #44. This set is bound in full vellum with gilt ruled borders on all boards, raised bands, du Guesclin's armorial crest stamped in gilt on upper boards, spines titled in gilt on black and red labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, inside dentelles. Volume I has a few short tears with some associated creases at fore edges of about 4 leaves at rear of textblock. Both volumes show light external rubs, wear, and mild soil. Bindings remain sound. Handsome set, uncommon in bindings other than cloth. .

$500.00

They Knew Lincoln (Inscribed and Signed)

By Washington, John E. (1880-1964); Introduction by Carl Sandburg

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.; 1942, First printing. Very good in a good dust jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Full cloth; Illustration: black & white photographs, facsimiles. »»» Uncommon book capturing impressions of Abraham Lincoln by African Americans who personally knew and interacted with him. The historical record is weak in regard to Lincoln's personal relations with blacks and their perceptions of him and his attitudes toward them, and therefore this book fills a crucial gap in the Lincoln canon--particularly in light of today's revisionists who wish to cast Lincoln as a racist. Dr. John Washington, an African American dentist who grew up in the shadow of Ford's Theatre in the late 19th century, gathered these amazing stories through personal interviews with Lincoln's African American acquaintances or their children. Here are the testimonies of Lincoln's barbers in Illinois and Washington, white house servants, waiters, doorkeepers and others, all meticulously researched and verified while retaining their original vigor and color. There is a large section devoted to Mary Lincoln's seamstress and confidant Elizabeth Keckley, who was rendered much less enigmatic by Dr. Washington's groundbreaking research published here. The book includes previously unpublished photographs and Lincoln letters, including the first full transcript of an 1855 letter to Hon. George Robertson of Kentucky in which Lincoln speaks at length about his feelings on the issue of slavery. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Dr. Washington on title page. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with yellow stamped lettering and rule to spine and upper board, yellow topstain, illustrated endpapers. A few shallow bumps to spine ends, lower edges of boards. Jacket has an angular 2.5" tear at lower edge of front panel at spine with some associated creases, some other minor edge wear. Very nice overall.

$556.00

Survival: From a PT base in the Solomons comes this nightmare epic of the will-to-live (Reader's Digest, v. 45, August 1944, pages 75-80)

By [Kennedy, John F.] Hersey, John

Pleasantville: Reader's Digest Assoc., Inc.; 1944, Near fine. Duodecimo, Magazine; »»» Complete issue of Reader's Digest magazine containing John Hersey's story of John F. Kennedy and PT-109. To put it simply, this is the article that launched Kennedy's political career. Hersey, a Kennedy family friend, first published this flattering account in the 'New Yorker.' But Joe Kennedy, unhappy with the New Yorker's relatively small circulation, pressed editor Paul Palmer for this appearance in the much more widely read 'Reader's Digest.' It was a shrewd move, and this condensed version of the PT-109 incident proved crucial to Kennedy's early political success. Indeed, this version was reprinted for each of JFK's subsequent campaigns, including his 1960 presidential run. As to the story itself, few would argue that young Lt. Kennedy acted heroically in his efforts to rescue his men after his PT boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer. But veteran PT commanders were incredulous that Kennedy's fast and highly maneuverable PT-109 had failed to evade the ramming in the first place. In fact no other PT boat was ever rammed by an enemy ship before or after Kennedy's, and he narrowly escaped court-martial for the incident. The magazine is bound in green printed covers with a stapled binding. There is some minor extremity wear and an isolated curved tear of maybe .75" in the lower third of the back cover.

$167.00

The Panorama of Torquay, a Descriptive and Historical Sketch of the District Comprised between the Dart and Teign

By Blewitt, Octavian

London: Simpkin And Marshall. Near fine. 1832. Second Edition. Hardcover. Duodecimo. xii, 288 pages. Illustrated with numerous lithographic and wood engravings and a double spread map. Bound in original paper over boards with title label at head of spine. Minor wear and rubs to extremities. "From the Author" penned at top of title page, inscription on front free endpaper. .

$350.00

The Star Spangled Banner

By Key, Francis Scott with an additional verse by O. W. Holmes

Boston: Henry Tolman & Co.; 1861, Very good. Folio, Paper covers; »»» Unusual copy of the "Star Spangled Banner," printed with Oliver Wendell Holmes' fifth stanza in place. Holmes' lyrics are very much of their moment at the outbreak of the Civil War, as seen in this sample: "If a foe from within strike a blow at her glory, Down, down with the traitor that dares defile the flag of her stars and the page of her story!" Lovely cover printed in red and blue shows a large 34-star flag (of 1861-1863) under the title "National Melodies." Tied together with ribbons at spine. Fore edges have a few short tears, but overall very good. Scarce.

$278.00

Coclé: An Archaeological Study of Central Panama, Parts I and II (2 volumes)

By Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland

Cambridge: Peabody Museum; 1937, 1942, Very good. Folios, Paper covers; Illustration: black and white photographs, drawings, maps. »»» These are volume VII and VIII, "Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University." Superbly illustrated large format volumes in tan printed paper covers. Covers show some extremity wear consisting of short tears, shallow wrinkles, and a few small chips. Part II has a 1" split at top of upper joint which has been repaired with tissue. Part I has a 1/2" split at bottom of lower joint. Very good overall.

$389.00

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