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Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman
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Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman

By Fornieri, Joseph R.

Southern Illinois University Press. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2014. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0809333295 . Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, book is in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws, jacket has one minor flaw only: moderate rubbing to the glossy surface, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, illustrated with photos and includes a Selected Bibliography, "..enriches our understanding of what made the sixteenth president not only a great politician but also a great statesman" .

$23.00

Lincoln & the Party Divided

By Zornow, William Frank

Norman, Oklahona: University of Oklahoma Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1954. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as stated on copyright page, book is in excellent condition, a tiny area of rubbing at the top corner-tips is the only remarkable flaw, the jacket has two minor flaws: some moderate rubbing and a couple of tiny edge-tears, the jacket is clean and attractive overall, the original price (4.00) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "The story of how Lincoln employed his statesmanship, good fortune, and political acumen to win the presidential election (and an endorsement of his strategies) in 1864 is told in detail for the first time in this volume" ; 264 pages .

$24.00

History of the United States of America During the First Administration of James Madison; 1809-1813: Two Volumes

By Adams, Henry

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good-. 1890. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcovers. Hardcovers, no dustjackets, Volumes 5 & 6 of the author's 9-volume set but these volumes are complete as such, with the Index in the second volume, both are first printings, Volume 2 contains four double-page maps, three of which are in color, the covers have moderate rubbing, mild bumps at the bottom front corners, and very slight leans to the spines, Volume 2 has a partial crack to the rear hinge but the binding remains tight, both volumes are clean and the contents are fine .

$164.00

What You Don't Know about George Washington

By Knight Jr, George Morgan and Richard Harwood-Staderman

Washington, D. C.: The American Good Government Society. Near Fine in Fair dust jacket. 1941. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, this scarce publication is inscribed, signed and dated April 2, 1942 by co-author George Morgan Knight, Jr, the book is in excellent condition with no remarkable flaws, the red pebbled cloth is clean and bright, the binding is tight, and the contents are fine, the jacket is well-worn with some fading and tape-mends on the fold of the front flap, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included; Signed by Author .

$99.00

Mount Vernon is Ours: The Story of the Preservation and Restoration of Washington's Home

By Thane, Elswyth

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1966. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as stated on copyright page, the original price (7.95) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, 467 pages, illustrated with photos and an end-paper map .

$10.00

Benjamin Harrison, Hoosier Statesman from the Civil War to the White House, 1865-1888: Volume 2

By Sievers, Harry J.

New York: University Publishers, Incorporated. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1959. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, "This book, second volume in Harry J. Sievers' projected three-volume history of Indiana's only President, depicts the 'middle years' of Harrison, grandson of 'Old Tippecanoe,' ninth President of the United States," a beautiful copy of this original edition: book and jacket are in nearly new condition, a small, faint blemish on the front cover is the only book flaw, the jacket has one tiny edge-tear as its only remarkable flaw, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, 502 pages, illustrated, includes a bibliography .

$125.00

The Presidents and the Press

By Pollard, James E.

MacMillan Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1947. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as stated on copyright page, a study of the evolution of this relationship, book has pencil underlining on a few pages in the Introduction only, the binding is tight and clean, the jacket has a good amont of edge-wear but is also clean, the original price (5.00) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included .

$12.00

Woodrow Wilson: A Character Study

By Annin, Robert Edwards

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. Fine in Good dust jacket. 1925. 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, 404 pages, illustrated, including a nice frontis painting of Woodrow Wilson, book is quite attractive and is in excellent condition with no remarkable flaws, the jacket has heavy edge-wear but is intact and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, a newspaper article about President Wilson from the Philadelphia Inquirer dated 11/26/90 is included .

$16.00

The Theodore Roosevelts' Retreat in Southern Albemarle: Pine Knot 1905-1908

By Harbaugh, William H.

Charlottesville, Virginia: Albermarle County Historical Society, Inc.. Near Fine. 1993. Trade Paperback. Large paperback in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws to this clean, attractive copy, 50 pages, illustrated with photos and a map .

$15.00

William Howard Taft: The Man of the Hour

By Davis, Oscar King and Theodore Roosevelt

Philadelphia: P. W. Ziegler Co.. Very Good. 1908. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket, blue cloth with an oval inset photo of Taft on the front cover, 406 pages, floral-decorated end-papers, illustrated throughout with photos, "His biography and his views on the great questions of to-day," includes a chapter written by Theodore Roosevelt, the front and rear hinges are slightly weak but the binding is secure, the cover has mild signs of use, mostly on the bottom edge, overall a clean and presentable copy with no major flaws .

$18.00

While Lincoln Lay Dying: a Facsimile Reproduction of the First Testimony Taken in Connection with the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln As Recorded by Corporal James Tanner

By Tanner, James (Author) and Maxwell Whiteman (Introduction)

Philadelphia: Union League of Philadelphia. Near Fine. 1968. Hardcover. Large format hardcover, issued without a dustjacket, a tiny bump to the top corners is the only flaw to this clean, attractive copy, "The Union League of Philadelphia is proud to offer to the acadenic community, to Lincoln scholars and to historians of the Civil War, this facsimile reproduction of the testimony recorded by James Tanner" .

$41.00

The Presidency of John Adams

By Brown, Ralph Adams

The University Press of Kansas. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1975. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, "focuses closely on the most significant aspect of Adams's presidency, foreign affairs," mild bumps to the corners, clean copy inside and out with a tight, square binding and fine contents, jacket has moderate rubbing and the blue portion of the spine is sunned to a lighter shade, it is clean and presentable and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included .

$23.00

Washington in Germantown: Being an Account of the Various Visits of the Commander-In-Chief and First President to Germantown, Pennsylvania

By Jenkins, Charles Francis

Philadelphia, PA: William J. Campbell. Very Good. 1905. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket, this is Number 6 in a Limited Edition of 500 copies and is initialled "WJC." by the publisher, sturdy blue buckram binding, top edge gilt, title page printed in red and black, features 23 full-page illustrations with the original tissue-guards, including a frontis portrait of Washington, this copy belonged to the Art Club of Philadelphia Library and has two ownership labels on the front end-papers and a gold-stamped catalog number on the spine, the original spine-label is tanned and there are several areas of inner hinge exposure throughout, the binding remains sound, very clean copy inside and out; 318 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Related .

$24.00

The Founding Fathers - James Madison:   A Biography in His Own Words
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The Founding Fathers - James Madison: A Biography in His Own Words

By Madison, James & Merrill D. Peterson (editor)

Newsweek. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1974. Hardcover. 0060133325 . ; Hardcover with dustjacket, the publisher's fifth book in the 'Founding Fathers' series, the text is complemented by some 390 illustrations - period woodcuts and engravings, contemporary cartoons, portraits, sketches, and pages from historic documents and old books," book is in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws, jacket has a short, jagged tear on the fore-edge and a 2-inch scrape in the same vicinity, the jacket is bright and clean with no other remarkable flaws, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included; 416 pages .

$16.00

Winning the Heart of America: Abraham Lincoln Takes a Hand in the American War of Civility

By Burke, Brian Charles

Philadelphia, PA: Self-Published. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2012. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, this new-looking copy is signed by the author on the title page and is apparently a limited edition of 100 copies as he has written "10/100" next to his signature, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, 315 pages, illustrated throughout, includes a bibliography, "This book tells all these stories that stitch together Americans' experience of Lincoln's inclusive humanity," illustrated throughout, 315 pages, includes a bibliography; Signed by Author .

$13.00

The Statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln
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The Statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln

By Coolidge, Olivia

Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1976. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0684146770 . Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, "presents a carefully researched, thoughtful, sensitive biography of the first 52 years of his life," jacket has mild tanning to the flaps, a couple of short edge-tears on the rear panel, and a 1-inch long by 1/4-inch deep edge-chip at the bottom of the front panel, the jacket is clean, the original price (7.95) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included ; 237 pages .

$9.00

John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy; John Quincy Adams and the Union: Two Volumes

By Bemis, Samuel Flagg

Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1949. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 2-volume set, hardcovers with dustjackets, both are first printings as stated on copyright pages, published in 1949 and 1956 respectively, matching blue cloth bindings, title pages printed in red and black, both books are in excellent condition with no remarkable flaws, both jackets are price-clipped, Volume 1 jacket has some edge-chipping along the top of the front panel, moderate edge-rubbing on the bottom, spine is sunned to a slightly lighter shade of brown, Volume 2 jacket is also slightly sunned on the spine, has two tiny edge-chips on the rear panel, and some surface-wear at the top corners, both jackets are clean and presentable and professional (removable) mylar covers are included, the author was given "full and unrestricted access to the Adams family archives" for this biography, with illustrations and maps, including a folding map at the rear of Volume 1, both volumes indexed .

$239.00

The Illustrated Life of Washington
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The Illustrated Life of Washington

By Headley, J. T.

G. & F. Bill. Fair. 1860. Hardcover. Hardcover, leather spine and corners and pebbled cloth, appears to be a rebind with new end-papers, this would be a useless copy if not for the beautiful plates, five of the six steel engravings are present (the portrait of Washington is missing). Also includes 32 wood engravings, 15 of which are hand colored, for the most part the plates are clean and usable, some listings mention a folding illustration of Mt. Vernon, this copy does not have that nor is there any mention of it in the list of illustrations, the title and copyright pages are missing as well as the last few pages of text, scattered soiling is present, most of it is confined to the margins, the leather is worn along the edges and a 1-inch piece is missing from the bottom edge of the spine, the binding is tight, also a useful copy for that antique look on a bookshelf .

$10.00

George Washington: The Soul of a Nation

By Holmes, M. D.

John C. Winston Company. Very Good. 1932. Special Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket, this is a prospectus or salesman's "dummy" copy, published before the complete book, it contains a representative selection of pages and illustrations from the actual book, dummy copies were used in the past by subscription publishers to entice customers to agree to purchase the complete book, though not complete, these sample copies have become collectible, dark blue cloth with a mounted color illustration on the front cover, contains approximately 120 pages, several illustrations, drawings and maps are included, the cloth is scuffed and the gold title and decoration on the cover is faded, the color illustration remains attractive, the binding is tight and the contents are fine .

$18.00

Grover Cleveland: A Man-Four-Square

By Lynch, Denis Tilden

New York: Horace Liveright. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1932. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, "Because of his relentless, uncompromising fight against dishonesty in public life - a fight unique in this or any other nation - Cleveland was more fouly traduced than any other man in American history," 381 pages, illustrated, the dark blue cloth binding is in excellent condition with the gold titles bright as new and a tight, square binding, there is a tiny bump on the fore-edge and moderate tanning to the outer edge of the pages and blank end-papers, the contents are fine, the jacket is present but well-worn with heavy chipping and nearly detached flaps, the original price (3.50) is present, we include a professional (removable) mylar cover which will prevent further wear .

$24.00