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A United Nations Peace Force

By Frye, William R.

New York: Oceana Publications, 1957. xii, 227 pp. Prepared under the auspices of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Includes index.The UN created a United Nations Emergency Force to secure and supervise the cease-fire during the 1956 Suez Canal crisis. Based on this experience and the Soviet invasion of Hungary in November of 1956, Frye argued the case for a standing UN peace-keeping force. Cream and blue printed paper wrappers yellowed with some foxing, else very good. Printed on good quality paper, which is still flexible. . Pictorial Card Wrappers. GVG.

$18.00

Did You Ever See a Dream Walking? American Conservative Thought in the Twentieth Century

By Buckley, William F., Jr. (editor)

Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs- Merrill, 1970. liv, 554 pp. Contributors include Garry Wills, John Courtney Murrar, Brent Bozell, Frank Meyer, Michael Oakeshott, Albert Jay Nock, Henry Hazlett, Max Eastman, Milton Friedman, Harry Jaffa, Willmoore Kendall, James Burnham, Ernest van den Haag, Mortimer Smith, Jane Jacobs, Russell Kirk, Hugh Kenner, Leo Struss, Christopher Dawson, Eric Voegelin, Jeffrey Hart, Whittaker Chambers, and Frederick Wilhelmsen. Presented to Newbold Noyes by Buckley, with a message in Buckley's rather cryptic handwriting signed 'Bill' written in red ink on a label pasted to the ffep. From the library of Newbold Noyes, editor of the Washington Evening Star. Noyes was an ambulance driver during World War II and then foreign correspondent for the Star, covering American troops in Italy and reporting on the invasion of southern France and the Allied advance into Germany. The Washington Evening Star was a liberal Republican newspaper, now extinct, once rival to the Washington Post. Page edges lightly soiled. Dustjacket has price intact, lightly soiled, with dampstain on inside of back panel.. Presentation Copy. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/GVG.

$75.00

Royal Government in America. A Study of the British Colonial System Before 1783

By Labaree, Leonard Woods

New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co, 1958. xii, 492 pp. With bibliographical note and index. Red cloth. Leaves toned. Price-clipped dustjacket has lightly sunned spine, edge wear. "[W]hat the machinery of government was and how it operated, what the governmental policies of the British officials were and what influences caused them to be adopted, and how the colonists reacted to these policies when the royal governors tried to apply them.". Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$35.00

Witch Hunt: The Technique and Profits of Redbaiting

By Seldes, George

New York: Modern Age Books, 1940. xviii, 300, [2] pp, including index. Orange cloth. Signed by the author on ffep. Seldes was a fearless investigative reporter in his day, taking on Mussolini and fascism, corporate exploitation in Mexico, and the global arms industry, in the 1920s and 1930s. He covered the Spanish Civil War and published a political newsletter, In Fact, in the 1940s; one of the first articles concerned the link between cigarettes and cancer. He was accused of being a communist during the McCarthy hearings in the 1950s and subsequently blacklisted. Seldes lived to be 104; he appears in the film 'Reds' as a commentator. Previous owner's name stamped on tail edges, a little wear to edges. Dustjacket has tears and chipping.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/GVG.

$75.00

Franklin D. Roosevelt as Governor of New York

By Bellush, Bernard

New York: Columbia University Press, 1955. xiii, 338 pp. Includes notes and index. Columbia Studies in the Social Sciences. Previous owner's bookplate on ffep. Spine edges and corner tips slightly rubbed, else near fine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

$50.00

The Rights of War and Peace: Book III

By Grotius, Hugo

Indianapolis, Indiana: Liberty Fund Inc, 2005. pp 1185-1988, [2]. Includes the Prolegomena to the first edition. From the 1738 edition in English with commentary by Jean Barbeyrac. With bibliography of works referred to by Grotius, bibliography of works referred to by Barbeyrac, and index to this edition. Book III discusses what is lawful in war, treatment and ransoming of prisoners. Upper back corner of book and dustjacket bumped, else a fine, unread copy.. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$35.00

The Arizona Governors, 1912-1990

By Myers, John L. (editor)

Phoenix, Arizona: Heritage Publishers, 1989. 206 pp. With list of patrons and index. Biographies of Arizona's first eighteen governors are Illustrated with portraits, photographs and caricatures. This copy signed by Jane Dee Hull, Arizona's 20th governor, and the only republican among the four women who have governed the state. A cautionary tale. We sometimes use a listing program that fills in book details from ISBN numbers, it saves time, unless, as in this case it is dead wrong...as the date of printing it gave was 1911. Pretty spooky if you ask me, how those editors knew, in 1911, that BRUCE BABBITT was going to be elected governor in 1978.. Presentation Copy. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$35.00

Common Cause

By Borgese, G.A

New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1943. vi, 448, pp. Includes index. Written between July 1942 and Easter, 1943. The Western allies were just beginning to turn the tide of the war, and Borgese was exploring the shape of a post war world. An anti-Fascist, Borgese had emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1931. After the war, he taught at the University of Chicago, where he continued to work on the problem of world governance. As Secretary of the Committee to Frame a World Constitution, he was the chief author of its Chicago draft in 1947. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.00

Biographical Sketches of James Kimble Vardaman

By Coody, A. S.

Hackson, Mississippi: A. S. Coody, 1922. 232 pp. Blue cloth, title gilt. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Vardaman, (1861-1930) was publisher of the Greenwood Commonwealth newspaper in Greenwood, Mississippi from 1896-1903 and the Issue from 1908-1912. He served as a Democratic United States Senator of Mississippi from 1913 to 1919. He was a highly controversial figure. As Governor, Vardaman was viewed as progressive because of his support of government regulation of business, and child labor laws. However, he also said, "if it is necessary every Negro in the state will be lynched; it will be done to maintain white supremacy." He was famous for racial slurs that pushed the limits of acceptability even in his own era, and made him so popular he was called the Great White Chief.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$60.00

Gomez: Tyrant of the Andes

By Rourke, Thomas

New York: William Morrow & Company, 1936. xvi, 320 pp. With graphs, bibliography, index. Red cloth, titles gilt, map end-papers, b&w photos. Slight spine slant, a little wear at corners and spine edges, spine sunned. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

$10.00

Upbuilders

By Steffens, Lincoln

New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. xv, 334 pp. Illustrated from photographs; with index. From Steffens introduction, explaining why both parties needed reform candidates: "Republics are ungrateful, that's why they are republics.... The people are not constant and the forces of corruption are." He went on to say that, threatened with reform, the "interests" threw in a moral issue, prohibition, as a distraction. From the library of Francis O' Brien, dean of Maine's antiquarian booksellers with his stamp on front pastedown. Gift inscription to previous owner on ffep. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$25.00

The Arizona Governors, 1912-1990

By Myers, John L. (editor)

Phoenix, Arizona: Heritage Publishers, 1989. 206 pp. With list of patrons and index. Biographies of Arizona's first eighteen governors are Illustrated with portraits, photographs and caricatures. A cautionary tale. We sometimes use a listing program that fills in book details from ISBN numbers, it saves time, unless, as in this case it is dead wrong...as the date of printing it gave was 1911. Pretty spooky if you ask me, how those editors knew, in 1911, that BRUCE BABBITT was going to be elected governor in 1978. Dustjacket has closed tear on back panel.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+.

$18.00