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An Incident in the Life of Daniel Webster. From the Reminiscences of Daniel Webster by his friend Peter Harvey

By: (Harvey, Peter)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co:

Seller ID: 004812


OCLC records suggest a date of 1877 but this appears a bit later. Stiff wraps. Small booklet. 22 pp. With an illustration of the birth house of Daniel Webster. A recollection of the meeting between Webster and his brother-in-law John Colby, in which Webster explains his Christian faith and shortcomings to Colby, who has become repentant. Interspersed with quotes from the Bible. A seemingly thinly disguised religious parable. In GOOD+ condition. Gilt illustration of Webst... View more info

A Sermon Preached in the American Church Ingouville, on Occasion of the Death of Arthur Duke of Wellington, and the Hon. Daniel Webster

By: Adams, Ezra Eastman

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Havre, Alph. Lemale, Printer: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005143


Printed wraps. 22pp. Signed "With kind regards of the author" on the inside front cover. A sermon contrasting the backgrounds and upbringing of the Duke of Wellington and Daniel Webster and highlighting their common character traits in later public in personal life that made them successful and well regarded. With brief biographical detail on both, throughout the piece. GOOD condition. Heavy vertical fold crease present to the pamphlet. A few other minor creases ... View more info

Charles M. Russell. The Cowboy Artist. A Biography

By: Adams, Ramon; Britzman, Homer; Yost, Karl.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pasadena, California, U.S.A., Trail's End Publishing Co: 1954

Seller ID: 009389


Stated second edition. Maroon cloth. No jacket. 350 pp. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout, as well as a few paintings reproduced in color. A biography of the painter Charles M. Russell, chronicling in detail his life as a cowboy and wrangler, as well as its influence and legacy in his artistic career, in which he documented scenes and people of the American West. With a bibliography of works about Russell. GOOD+ condition. Several small areas of dark st... View more info

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Return to Earth.

By: Aldrin, Colonel Edwin E. "Buzz;" Warga, Wayne

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010853


Stated first edition. Quarter blue cloth in unclipped jacket. SIGNED by Buzz Aldrin on the first endpaper. No provenance for this signature, although it appears to match the many examples found online. 338 pp. With a section of black and white photos. An autobiographical account of the Aldrin's life after returning from his moon landing, detailing the pressures both from NASA and deriving from his fame as a lunar astronaut, all of which led to emotional and mental strug... View more info

La Contessa di Castiglione e il suo Tempo

By: Apraxine, Pierre et al

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Torino, Italy, Silvana Editoriale: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002401


Believed first edition. In original wraps with large French flaps. 295 pages. With many color and black and white photos and illustrations reproducing various works of art. A look at the life and times of The Countess of Castiglione (Virgina Oldoini), an Italian courtesan and secret agent, who was also a mistress of Napoleon. She was also a noted early collector of photography, as well as a photographer. ALL TEXT IS IN ITALIAN. In NEAR FINE condition with mostly minor sc... View more info

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Military History of Ulysses S. Grant, From April, 1861, to April, 1865. Volume 1 Only

By: Badeau, Adam

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1868

Seller ID: 010461


Half leather with gilt scrollwork and compartments on the spine. Marbled boards and endpapers. xiii, 683 pp. All maps present as called for. Volume one only of this extensive history of the actions of Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, discussing battles, tactics and strategies, as well as political machinations during the Civil War. With sections on Port Henry, Shiloh, the Battle of Corinth, campaigns against Vicksburg, Chickamauga campaign, etc. Adam Badeau was an ... View more info

Richard Morris Hunt

By: Baker, Paul R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MIT Press: 1986

Seller ID: 004791


588 pages including index. With black and white photos throughout. An in depth biography of Richard Morris Hunt, an 19th century American architect who helped to establish architecture as a profession in America. This includes studies of his major works including the Fifth Avenue mansions and Newport "cottages," among others. GOOD condition, ex-museum library. Pocket, pastedown and spine label present. Minor stamping. Moderate offsetting to the covers, with some ... View more info

The Hero of Erie. Oliver Hazard Perry. Young Heroes of Our Navy Series

By: Barnes, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1898

Seller ID: 011152


Blue cloth illustrated in yellow. 167 pp. With a few illustrated plates, all present as called for. A biography of Oliver Hazard Perry , focusing on his actions in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Presumably written for a juvenile. GOOD condition. Minor soiling, fading and scuffing to the covers, with a few small spots of staining. Cloth frayed and scuffed along the extremities. Interior front hinge cracked and splitting, with the cover somewhat tenuously ... View more info

Shirley Temple

By: Beatty, Jerome

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Akron, The Saalfield Publishing Company: 1935

Seller ID: 010222


Color illustrated paper covered boards with a blue cloth spine. 107 pp. Black and white photos throughout, including from films. A biography, presumably geared toward a juvenile audience, of Shirley Temple, marveling at how well-behaved she was, and discussing the start and progress of her career and rise to stardom. GOOD condition. General fading. Some scuffing, heavy along the extremities. Old piece of tape to the front cover center fore edge. Purple marker doodle alon... View more info

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The Next Horizon. Autobiography II

By: Bonington, Chris

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz, Publisher: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007835


First edition. Brown cloth in unclipped jacket. 304 pp. Color and black and white photos throughout. A follow up to the first autobiography by Chris Bonington, detailing his adventures in mountain climbing and as a photo journalist, including climbing the Central Tower of Paine in Chile, the first direct winter ascent of the Eiger North Face, a canoe trip down the Blue Nile, and an expedition to Annapurna. Chris Bonington is noted British mountaineer, climbing Everest an... View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. In Two Volumes

By: Boswell, James; Croker, John Wilson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alexander V. Blake, Publisher:

Seller ID: 012239


1843, 1841. Dark brown, ribbed cloth with minor ornamentation in blind. Xiii, 563; 566 pp. A few illustrations present. Double columned text. A 19th century printing of Boswell's biography of Samuel Johnson, including additions and notes by John Wilson Croker. GOOD condition. Heavy fading and moderate to heavy scuffing to the covers. Spines faded and toned. Minor soiling to the cloth. Heavy bumping, scuffing and some fraying to the cloth along the extremities. Some chipp... View more info

Silas Deane 1737-1789

By: Carleton, Marcia W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: No Place, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Connecticut: 1971

Seller ID: 004792


20 pages. With a few black and white illustrations. A brief biography of Silas Deane, chronicling his importance in colonial America in the Revolutionary period, discussing his political efforts, etc. GOOD condition, ex-museum library. Pocket, pastedown and spine label present. Minor fading and edgewear to the wraps, with a hint of soiling. Interior clean and solid. Library embossment on the title page. View more info

Memoir of Mrs. Susan Howard, Late of the South American Mission. With Extracts from her Journal and Letters

By: Chapin, William

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Published for the author at the Methodist Book Concern: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004066


Finely ribbed dark brown cloth with gilt titling and minor ruling and decoration in blind. 138 pages. With a frontis portrait. Drawn mostly from journal entries and letters, this work reflects primarily the spiritual life of Susan Howard, with the last 50 plus pages chronicling her trip from New York to Buenos Aires, by way of Monte Video. Howard recounts life aboard the ship and in South America, as well as her time in Buenos Aires, where her efforts would be spent enga... View more info

Life and Times of Elijah Hedding. With an introduction by Bishop E.S. Janes

By: Clark, Rev. D.W.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Carlton and Phillips: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000491


This biography of Hedding, a Bishop who traveled extensively in the northeast and throughout the United States, gives many anecdotes of attempted conversion of various Native American tribes and visits to the Cherokee, the Choctaw and others. Also included are sections on abolition and anti-slavery, as well as mention of Liberia. Massachusetts and New Hampshire are discussed as well. With a frontis of Elijah Hedding. In GOOD+ condition. Heavy fading to the covers, especi... View more info

Longfellow's Country

By: Clarke Helen A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Baker and Taylor Company: 1909

Seller ID: 008859


Green cloth with a color front cover pastedown illustration. 252 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A look at the history and locations in and around New England as they influenced the work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, exploring both the history of various locations and their appearance in his work. GOOD+ condition. Minor fading and scuffing, with heavier scuffing and some fraying along the extremities and corners. Spine creased. Ownership signature present. Minor ... View more info

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Recollections of the Private life of Lafayette. Volume 1 ONLY

By: Cloquet, M. Jules

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Leavitt, Lord and Co., Publisher: 1836

Seller ID: 007093


Green pebbled cloth with ornamentation in blind and a gilt vase in the center front cover. 219 pp. With several illustrations, all present as called for. A biography of Lafayette written in epistolary form, describing his personal characteristics, his associations with friends, leaders and others, his time in prison, his opinions of the political and social turmoil in France, etc. Volume 1 ONLY of 2. GOOD condition. Ex-church library with a bookplate on the inside front ... View more info

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A War Diary in Paris 1914-1917

By: Coolidge, John Gardner

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Riverside Press: 1931

Seller ID: 008765


Maroon cloth in unclipped jacket. 283 pp. A firsthand account of life in Paris during World War I, reflecting and reporting on news of battles, politics between countries, daily life and other aspects of wartime living, written by a high ranking staff member of the US embassy in Paris, France at that time. John Gardner Coolidge was an American diplomat, serving as minister to Nicaragua, as well as being in charge of Ottoman interests while in Paris during WWI (from his d... View more info

Emulation: Making Artists for Revolutionary France

By: Crow, Thomas E.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1995

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002039


364 pages including index. With many color and black and white illustrations. A biography of five painters at the heart of events in Revolutionary France: Jacques-Louis David and his pupils, Drouais, Girodet, Gerard, Gros, juxtaposed against the larger social upheavals in France. NEAR FINE with light scuffing and edgewear to the jacket, including a very small chip near the lower front corner. Light edgewear to the book, with a previous owner's name sticker on the inside... View more info

The Life of Queen Elizabeth, compiled from the best Authorities

By: Cunningham, A. (Compiler). Various authors.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, James B. Smith:

Seller ID: 011900


no date, presumed mid 1800s. Red cloth decorated and ruled in gilt. xii, 370 pp. Frontispiece, illustrated half title and illustrated plates throughout. A compilation of writings providing a biography of Queen Elizabeth, including related events such as the death of Henry the VIII, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, as well as people such as Sir Walter Raleigh and others. GOOD condition. Cloth split, torn, chipped and frayed along the hinges. General darkening, some fadin... View more info

Memoirs of Napoleon, His Court and Family. In Two Volumes

By: D'Abrantes, Duchess (Madame Junot).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1894

Seller ID: 012014


588, 548 pages. A two volume edition of these memoirs recounting the life of Napoleon Bonaparte as witnessed by Madame Junot and her family-chronicling both his early life and military career and ruler of France. Laure Junot, the wife of the French general Jean-Andoche Junot, was known for her caustic wit and extravagant lifestyle. Spending most of her time in aristocratic circles, she eventually upset Napoleon with her circle of friends and commentary. These memoirs wer... View more info