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Hanna

By Thomas Beer

1st printing (Plimpton Press). Good HC, no DJ. Light brown cloth over boards backed with beige cloth; off-white paper panels with brown lettering; watermarked, laid paper; 2 color title page. Clean, lightly scuffed covers and spine; some age darkening on spine; spine panel darkened, title legible; tightly bound; owner pencil signed name 'Christopher Lasch' (noted author and historian, Univ Iowa, Northwestern Univ & Univ Rochester) on front free end paper; clean interior. 8vo, 325 pp + index.

$8.00

Betrayal of an Ideal

By G.A. Tokaev (Brown, trans)

1st US ed. Good HC, no DJ. Black boards, gilt letters. Clean covers and spine; scrape on front cover at lower fore corner; spine gilt faded, still legible; light edge wear; tightly bound; some age darkening on end papers; bright, clean interior. 8vo, 298 pp; index; illustrated with photos. Complete in one volume.

$9.00

Memorials and Correspondence of Charles James Fox, 2 vol set

By John Russell (ed)

Brown, vertical rib-grain cloth over boards; blind stamped on covers with central oblong strapwork medallion and floral ornamental spandrels; spines with floral and ruled design, gilt letters. Clean covers and spines; lightly scuffed; rubbed at fore corners, boards exposed; rubbed and chipped at spine ends, vol 1 with narrow strips of cloth missing; vol 2 with small library label at spine tail; tightly bound; both volumes with library bookplates on front pastedowns and previous owner bookplates (Samuel Batchelder) on title page versos; prev owner signature on title page at top edge; limited foxing on preliminary and terminal leaves; bright, clean interiors. 12mo, 685 pp.

$50.00

Cavour and the Making of Modern Italy, 1810-1861

By Pietro Orsi

First Edition. Very Good HC, no DJ. Dark red cloth over boards, gilt letters and design. Clean, lightly scuffed covers and spine; small scrape on front cover near spine; tightly bound; bookplates on front pastedown ('Property of ship's library, U.S.S New York'); card on rear pastedown; bright, clean interior; fold-out maps present and Fine condition. No external library markings. 12mo, 385; index, illustrated.

$48.50

Jefferson: Champion of the Free Mind

By Phillips Russell

1st printing. Good HC, no DJ. Red-brown cloth over boards, blue panel, gilt letters. Clean covers and spine; small, light colored stain at cover tail edges; tightly bound; light foxing on end papers; clean interior. 8vo, 374 pp; index; illustrated.

$7.25

A Conscientious Turncoat: The Story of John M. Palmer, 1817-1900

By George Thomas Palmer

Good HC, no DJ. Blue cloth over boards, gilt letters. Clean, lightly scuffed covers and spine; faint number at lower spine; rubbed at spine ends, light fraying at head; tightly bound; library markings on end papers; clean interior. 8vo, 297 pp; index.

$48.75

The History of Napoleon The First, 4 Vol. Set (1769 - 1811)

By P. Lanfrey

Green diaper-grain cloth over boards; covers with blind stamped double roll frames; spine lettered in gilt; black end papers. Bright, clean covers and spine; few light scuffs; very slight rubbing at spine end corners and fore corner - not split or frayed; tightly bound; owner name on half title pages; light foxing on end papers and occasionally interior, otherwise bright, clean interior. Large 12mo, 2011 pp; index.

$92.50

Beveridge and the Progressive Era

By Claude Bowers

Author inscribed, with typed, signed letter from Albert Beveridge laid in. Dark blue-black cloth over boards, gilt fasces on front cover, gilt letters on spine. Bright, clean covers and spine; very slight rubbing at fore corners; tightly bound; slight age darkening at page edges; inscription on front free end paper 'To | Gustave L. Gnael (?) | with best wishes | sincerely | Claude Bowers.'; clean interior. DJ is complete, but split in 2 pieces at rear cover/spine hinge, and has chips and small tears along edges; now in protective mylar. Laid in letter on U.S. Senate letterhead reads 'May 9, 1908. | My Dear Mr. Keller: | I have your pleasant letter of the 7th, | and regret to say that to date no tickets for the | Republican National Convention have been placed at my | disposal. Should I receive tickets later on, I shall | be very glad indeed to send you one. | Sincerely yours, | [sgd] Albert J. Beveridge | Mr. Louis J. Keller | Noble County Bank | Kendallville, Ind.'. 8vo, 610 pp index, biblio; illustrated.

$85.00

The Papers of Woodrow Wilson: Vol 4, 1885

By Arthur S. Link

Publisher's review notice laid in. Dark brown cloth over boards, gilt letters. As New covers and spine; few light dust spots on text block edge; tightly bound; slight fading at end paper edges; crisp, clean interior. DJ is complete; lightly scuffed/soiled; slightly uneven age darkening. From the collection of Prof. Christopher Lasch, likely came from his father-in-law's collection - Henry Steele Commager, a member of the 'editorial advisory committee' for this series of volumes. large 8vo, 758 pp; index, illustrated.

$25.00

James G. Blaine: A Sketch of his Life, with a Brief Record of the Life of John A. Logan

By Charles Wolcott Balestier

Good+ HC, no DJ. Brown cloth over beveled edge boards, gilt letters; pale green floral print end papers. Bright, clean covers and spine; light rubbing wear at spine ends, not split or frayed; tightly bound; small inscription dated 1887 on frontispiece obverse; tissue-guard over frontispiece is torn but complete; some age-darkening at text page edges; clean interior. 8vo, 296 pp.

$25.00

Lewis Cass

By Andrew C. McLaughlin

1st revised edition. Riverside Press numbered limited edition (# 28 of 500); "Large-Paper Edition". Brown cloth over boards with paper spine label, red rules and black letters; laid paper; untrimmed fore and tail edges; tissue-guarded double frontispieces; 2 color title page with central publisher's device; tissue-guarded interior portraits. Clean, lightly scuffed covers and spine; spine label somewhat age darkened (all legible); rubbed at spine ends, light fraying; tightly bound; slight age darkening on end papers; interior bright, crisp, as new - all leaves unopened at top edge from p. 7 through index. Fold-out letter intact and Very Good condition. American Statesmen # 24. 8vo, 390 pp; index.

$42.50

The Papers of Woodrow Wilson: Vol 1, 1856 - 1880

By Arthur S. Link (ed)

Dark brown cloth over boards, gilt letters. As New covers and spine; few small light spots on text block edges; tightly bound; slight fading at end paper edges; crisp, clean interior; 2 pp slightly darkened from once laid in acidic paper. DJ is complete; lightly scuffed/soiled; small chips at spine head. From the collection of Prof. Christopher Lasch, likely came from his father-in-law's collection - Henry Steele Commager, a member of the 'editorial advisory committee' for this series of volumes. Large 8vo, 715 pp; index; illustrated.

$25.00

Andrew Johnson: Tailor from Tennessee

By William D. Crane

Red cloth over boards, black letters. Bright, clean covers and spine; very slight fading at spine ends; tightly bound; crisp, clean interior. DJ is scuffed (lightly on front, more so on back); thin vertical scrape on front cover; 1/8 inch closed tear at back cover top fore corner; 1/8 inch closed tear at front cover top edge. 8co, 208 pp; index, biblio; illustrated.

$22.00

Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States, with The Eulogy

By William H. Seward

Good HC, no DJ. Ex-library with few markings. Dark brown, vertical rib-grain cloth over boards blind stamped on covers with a central strapwork & floral oblong medallion and floral surround enclosed in double rule; spine gilt stamped with Adams bust, capitol building and letters. Clean, lightly scuffed covers and spine; rubbed at fore corners and spine ends; fore corners and spine ends appear neatly sealed with glue; no external library marks; tightly bound; library book plate on front pastedown, pocket + label ghosts on rear end papers - no other library markings; frontispiece and tissue-guard fairly heavily foxed; occasional light foxing interior, otherwise clean interior. 8vo, 404 pp.

$40.00

Russian People: Revolutionary Recollections

By Princess Cantacuzene, Countess Speransky, nee Grant

March 1920; 1st printing. Good+ HC, no DJ. Ex-library. Green cloth over boards, gilt letters; tissue guarded frontispiece. Clean, lightly scuffed covers and spine; slight edge wear; very faint remains of number at lower spine; tightly bound; clean interior; frontis and other plates (5) are foxed as are page preceding and following each; 2 numbers and small strip of .library paper on rear end papers - no other library markings. 8vo, 321 pp.

$19.50

Alexander Hamilton

By Nathan Schachner

Dark blue cloth over boards, gilt letters. Bright, clean covers and spine; very slight fading at spine ends; tightly bound; owner signed name 'Christopher Lasch' (noted author and historian, Univ Iowa, Northwestern Univ & Univ Rochester) on front free end paper with his light pencil comments in few margins. DJ is lightly scuffed; few small chips along edges; age darkened on spine - titles legible. 8vo, 488 pp; index, biblio; illustrated.

$8.00

The Otis Family in Provincial and Revolutionary Massachusetts

By John J. Waters, Jr

Light and dark brown cloth over boards, gilt letters; map end papers. Clean covers and spine; some age darkening, foxing-like marks on light brown cover areas; foxing on text block edges; lightly bumped at front cover lower fore cover; tightly bound; light foxing on several preliminary and terminal leaves, other wise bright, clean interior. DJ is lightly scuffed; light red scrape mark along tail edge; slight age darkening on spine - all titles legible; 3/4 inch closed tear at spine head/front cover joint. 8vo, 221 pp; index, biblio note; illustrated.

$15.00