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By Truman Harry S

Independence, MO.,, 1972. One page, as former President, on personal stationery to Ms. Margot L. Chadwell. Nine months before his death, Truman thanks a woman for a letter in support of his decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan in 1945. He writes in part: "I was pleased to have your letter which I read with special interest and all the more so since you consider that by my decision regarding the atom bomb, your husband's life was spared. I appreciate your wanting to share your experience with me...."Truman goes on to enclose an inscribed photograph that Mrs. Chadwell had requested. This is an important letter considering that no action of Truman's incredibly difficult presidency generated more controversy, especially during his retirement. As criticism continued over the years, Truman became more defiant in his responses. He often boasted of never having lost a moment's sleep over the decision.. Fine. 4to..


The Ugly American

By Lederer, William J. & Eugene Burdick

New York:: Norton,, 1958. FROM THE LIBRARY OF FILM LEGEND MARLON BRANDO AND PROFUSELY NOTATED THROUGHOUT BY HIM. First published in 1958, The Ugly American became a runaway national bestseller for its slashing exposé of American arrogance, incompetence, and corruption in Southeast Asia. Based on fact, the book's eye-opening stories and sketches drew a devastating picture of how the United States was losing the struggle with Communism in Asia. Brando, the political idealist, saw in the story the chance to portray a man losing confidence, however misplaced, and coming to a fuller, truer consciousness of himself and the world; the perfect vehicle for him. As he wrote in his autobiograhy: "I played a U.S. ambassador, a vain and seemingly well-intentioned man who was sent to a fictional country in Southeast Asia and brought with him all the misconceptions and self-interest of the American ruling class." The movie received good reviews among them: "As you might well expect, Mr. Brando is at the top of his form when the script and George Englund's direction are most firm and plausible." Bosley Crowther, New York Times. Reading through the book with Brando's copious notes and comments is a fascinating look into the mind of one of America's greatest actors at work.. First Edition. Red Cloth. Excellent/Excellent. 8vo..


Money and How It Gets That Way

By Miller, Henry

Paris,: Booster:, 1938. A beautiful copy; original wrappers burnished in gold. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HENRY MILLER TO AUTHOR WILLIAM SAROYAN - "For Bill Saroyan, Greetings! Henry Miller, 1938" . Housed in a custom cloth chemise and 1/4 gilt-lettered clamshell box.. First Edition. Original Green Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo..



By Dreiser, Theodore

New York:: Boni & Liveright,, 1927. Limited. Deco cloth. Excellent. 8vo., Limited to 440, SIGNED BY THEODORE DREISER..


Seven Discourses Delivered in the Royal Academy By the President

By Reynolds, Joshua

London: T. Cadell,, 1778. Full Contemporary Calf. Very Good. First Edition. 8vo. 8vo, pp. [8], iv, [5]-326, [2] ads; contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked with a new calf spine retaining the original label lettered in gilt. English portrait painter and aesthetician who dominated English artistic life in the middle and late 18th century. He was the founder of the Royal Academy and dedicated this work to King George III who knighted him and to whom this work is dedicated.. First Edition. Very Good. 8vo..


Dealings with the Firm of Dombey & Son

By Dickens, Charles, Illustrated by H.K. Browne

London:: Bradbury & Evans,, 1848. Full Crushed Red Morocco. Fine. 8vo. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. 624pp. with the half-title and errata slip. First Issue: Cuttle's hook on his lieft hand in title page vignette; p.284, "Delight" instead of "Joy"; "Capatin" instead of "Captain" p.324, final line. Magnificently bound in full, red, crimson crushed red levant for Asprey. Gold vignette portrait of Dickens on front and gold facsimilie of his famous signature on rear. Spine in six compartments heavily tooled and lettered in gold; a.e.g. A gorgeous book.. Fine.


The Sioux War What Has Been Done By the Minnesota Campaign of 1863: What Should be Done During a Dakota Campaign of 1864, with Some General Remarks Upon the Indian Policy Past Future, of the United States

By Taylor, James W

St. Paul:: Office of the Printing Press Co.,, 1863. 16 pages, double columns. A very rare pamphlet comprising papers sent to the St. Paul Daily Press in the Fall of 1863 dealing with the uprising and hostilities encountered by the Sibley & Scully expedition through the northern plains. It's recommendations include waging a fierce campaign from Minnesota to the Black Hills in order to protect settlers in the future. In near fine condition and beautifully bound in 1/2 red morocco with gilt lettering on the spine.. First Edition. Modern 1/2 Red Morocco. Near Fine.


Free Thoughts, on the Proceedings of the Continental Congress, Held at Philadelphia Sept. 5, 1774, By a Farmer

By (Seabury, Samuel)

New York & London:, 1774. 24pp., nicely bound in polished calf, aeg., gilt cover & spine titles. Highly important tract by Bishop Seabury, a leading Episcopalian and ardent supporter of the Crown . This work ignited a war of words between Alexander Hamilton and Seabury. Book in very good condition showing only moderate wear. (Evans 13602; Sabin 78574; Howes S-253). Polished Calf. Very Good. 8vo..


Crusade in Europe

By Eisenhower, Dwight D

Garden City:: Doubleday & Company,, 1948. Number 444 of 1426 copies , SIGNED BY EISENHOWER on the facsimile page of the famous D-Day Order of June 1944. Also SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY RICHARD NIXON to author David Battan dated 1981. A fine copy . Slipcase not present.. Limited Edition. Original Tan Cloth.. Fine. 8vo..



By Pynchon, Thomas

Philadelphia and New York:: Lippincott,, 1963. First Edition, First State (no reviews on real panel). Very light fading to top and bottom edges, first state dust wrapper shows some very minor rubbing to spine panel and ends; thin wrinkle beneath front panel lettering. A very bright near fine copy.. First Edition. Original Violet Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo..


Atlas Shrugged

By Rand, Ayn

New York:: Random House, 1957. A gorgeous copy of Rand's famous novel. A few tiny nickes to bottom of spine otherwise in pristine condition. Ayn Rand's magnum opus is a philosophical thriller, the story of a society's slow collapse as the men of ability go on strike against the creed that treats them as sacrificial animals.. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo..


Braxton Bragg

By Seitz, Don C

Columbia, S. C.:: The State Col,, 1924. Frontispiece portrait of Bragg, 544pp.. A highly praised account of one of the Confederacy's foremost generals. The text includes many quotations from General Bragg's wartime letters and documents. Original beige cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. In immaculate condition. Previous owner's small bookplate on the front pastedown.. First Edition. Beige Cloth Gilt. Near Fine. 8vo..


A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston:: Ticknor,Reed & Fields., 1852. First Edition. First binding. Frontis and 6 plates. Sm. 8vo., BAL. 7606. Bound in original blue cloth with gilt spine lettering and blind stamp covers. Book is very slightly cocked, lightly rubbed with a few flecks from the gilt on the edges. There are two tiny repairs, skillfully done to the very top and bottom of the spine. Otherwise a lovely, bright and clean copy. Six legends of Greek mythology, retold for children by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Included are The Gorgon’s Head, The Golden Touch, The Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher, and The Chimaera. In 1838, Hawthorne suggested to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that they collaborate on a story for children based on the legend of the Pandora’s Box, but this never materialized. He wrote A Wonder Book between April and July 1851, adapting six legends most freely from Charles Anton’s A Classical Dictionary (1842). He set out deliberately to "modernize" the stories, freeing them from what he called "cold moonshine" and using a romantic, readable style that was criticized by adults but proved universally popular with children.. Excellent.



By McCalla,William L

Philadelphia:: Printed for the Author,, 1841. 199pp.. "Account by a Presbyterian minister of a journey by sea to Galveston and then to Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Goliad.The rest of the book if made up of general but rather favorable observations on Texas, an attach upon "Popery," a discussion taking several pages to the effect that Texas is at a disadvantage in not having ministers with degrees of Doctor of Divinity and so on. One of the items in the index is the Proposed Charter of Galveston University." . A beautiful fresh clean copy with some very widely scattered foxing. Bound in new 1/2 cordovan morocco over marbled paper boards. Ribbed spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Black, gilt lettered spine label.Vandale 107. Phillips Sporting Books p.242: "Hunting experiences." Graff 2575. Clark Travels in the Old South III 209. STREETER TEXAS 1387. CLARK III:209. RADER 2275. RAINES, p.142. SABIN 42979. HOWES M34. GRAFF 2575. First Edition. Excellent. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Memoirs of A Captivity Among the Indians of North America

By Hunter, John D

London:: Longman, Hurst, Rees..., 1823. Full Polished Tan Calf. Full calf. Excellent - lightly scuffed and rubbed. Engraved portrait frontis. 8vo., Full polished calf trimmed in gold, spine with raised bands, gilt. " Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America, from Childhood to the age of Nineteen: with Anecdotes Descriptive of their Manners and Customs. To which is added, some account of the soil, climate, and vegetable productions of the territory westward of the Mississippi." London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown First British edition, 8vo, 468pp.; Full polished contemporary calf gilt ruled, spine decorated in gilt. Minor rubbing and soiling, hinges bit tender. A highly interesting account of Hunter's ordeal. Ayer 142; Howes H-813; Sabin 33921; Wagner-Camp 24:2.. First British Edition. Excellent.


Drives and Puts

By Camp, Walter and Lilian Brooks

Boston,: L.C. Page:, 1899. Frontis, 243 pp., 14pp. publishers's ad catalogue., t.e.g.. Covers moderately rubbed, small dampstain on lower right corner of rear board. Contents very clean. A strong and very good copy of a rare 19th century golf book.. First Edition. Original Pictorial green Cloth. Very Good. 8vo..



By Nixon, Richard

New York:: Warner Books, 1982. First Printing. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO ENTERTAINER PEARL BAILEY on the half-title page as follows: To Pearle Bailey/Ambassador of Love/with warm regards/from/ Richard Nixon/ 5-16-85. Jacket with unclipped price shows some minor creasing and wear. A great association piece.. First Edition Signed. Pullisher's Blue Cloth. Fine/Excellent. 8vo..


North of Boston

By Frost, Robert

London:: David Nutt, 1914. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE PRESENTATION COPY! Inscription reads " For Wilbert Snow the Poet from Robert Frost his friend." Uncut and unopened; some moderate wear.. By the Author. First Edition. Gilt-lettered Greeen Cloth. Excellent. 8vo..


A Boy's Will

By Frost, Robert

London:: David Nutt, 1913. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED to Wilbert Snow. A lovely copy of Frost's first regularly published book in binding "D" with 4-petaled flowers etc... By the Author. First Edition. Printed Wraps. Very Good. 8vo..



By Beadle, J. H

Cicinnati, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis: Jones Brothers & Co.,, 1877. Two page frontis map in full color; 628pp., black and white illustrations throughout the text. Original embossed brown pictorial cloth with a rendition of a frontiersman with his rifle in a hunting scene stalking two wild animals all in gilt centered between gilt banners of the title. Spine elaborately designed and lettered in gilt. Beadle's very popular work featured dramatic accounts of exploits including the Mountain Meadows Massacre, and the Alamo. Contents clean and quite fresh. A lovely copy showing only some very light to moderate shelf wear.. First Edition. Original Brown Cloth. Excellent. 4to..


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