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THE UNEMBARRASSED MUSE: The Popular Arts in America

By: Nye, Russel B

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY: The Dial Press, 1970.: 1970.

Seller ID: 6938

Condition: Very good


NY: The Dial Press, 1970.. 1970.. Very good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt, in a price-clipped dw. Lightly bumped; spine slightly faded; dw chipped with spine partially faded. [x] & 497 pp. B&W illustrations. Very good in a good dw. First edition.This contribution to the Bicentennial series "Two Centuries of American Life" covers theater, fiction--including westerns, detective novels and science fiction--the pulps, comic strips, poular music, radio and television, and movies. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED by COLONEL BARNEY OLDFIELD, Aide to General Eisenhower and Hollywood publicist.

By: Oldfield, Colonel Barney, USAF (Ret.). (d. 2003). Aide to General Eisenhower and Hollywood publicist.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA: April 30, 1967.: 1967.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 33093

Condition: Very good


- Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide]. Approximately 450 words typed on one full side of a sheet of Litton Industries letterhead & half a side of a plain second sheet. Signed "Regards, / Barney". Folded 4 times for mailing with a light crease across the top left corner of the first sheet. Very good. Colonel Barney Oldfield writes from Litton Industries where the letterhead identifies him as "Director, Special Missions and Projects, Corporate Public Relations". The lengthy letter is addressed to Harold Martin of the Saturday Evening Post at the Atlanta Constitution. ... View more info

THE YEAR 1800 IN THE UNITED STATES. Notes on the Physical World: Sight, Sound, Shape, Smell & Taste

By: Oliver, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: (Portland, ME: Printed by the Anthoensen Press, 1965).: 1965).

Seller ID: 15116

Condition: Good


(Portland, ME: Printed by the Anthoensen Press, 1965).. 1965).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wraps. The wraps are lightly bumped with dampstaining to the top & bottom edges of the rear wrap & very small areas of light dampstaining to the top edge of the front wrap. 34 pages plus colophon. There are small areas of blue dampstaining to the endpapers. Good. Limited edition of 250 copies. View more info

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AUTOGRAPH of VERMONT'S 41ST GOVERNOR EBENEZER J. ORMSBEE, with his title and dates in office as Governor.

By: Ormsbee, Ebenezer J. (1834-1924). The Civil War veteran was a teacher and lawyer before being elected as the 41st Governor of Vermont.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vermont, Circa [1890's].: [1890's].

Seller ID: 94951

Condition: Fine


Vermont, Circa [1890's]., [1890's].. Fine. - Ebenezer J. Ormsbee has penned his name above the dates "1886 - 1888" and office "Governor of Vermont" on 2-1/4 inch high by 3-3/4 inch wide card stock. Near fine. Vermont's 41st Governor Ebenezer J. Ormsbee (1834-1924) was a teacher, lawyer and American Civil War Veteran who served in the "Allen Greys" which became Company G of the 1st Vermont Infantry. He served as 2nd Lieutenant for his 3 month term before joining the Company G, 12th Vermont Infantry as its captain. On his return Ormsbee practiced law and held various po... View more info

THIS LAND WAS THEIRS: A Study of the North American Indian

By: Oswalt, Wendell H

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (1966).: (1966).

Seller ID: 4948

Condition: Good


New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (1966).. (1966).. Good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth. The covers are bumped, rubbed & spotted. xiii, [1] leaf & 560 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white maps. There are a few green ink markings. Good. Fifth printing. View more info

NEW WORLD A-COMING: Inside Black America.

By: Ottley, Roi.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cleveland and NY: The World Publishing Company, (1945).: (1945).

Seller ID: 36139

Condition: Good


- 8vo, rust cloth (lightly rubbed & bumped; spine slightly faded) titled in black, in dw (chipped & darkened; small hole in front panel; small holes in rear panel). vi, [ii] & 364 pp. (page edges darkened; tiny stain to title; small stains to a few pages of text). Color pictorial endpapers, B&W frontispiece (ink name & date on verso) & B&W tail-pieces by John O'Hara Cosgrave, II. Good. Reprint."Harlem is one of the most incredible communities in the world, and Roi Ottley, as a 'native son,' gives us a penetrating and illuminating interpretation of life in the Capital of Black America... View more info

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THE ROOSEVELTS: A FAMILY IN TURMOIL.

By: Parks, Lillian Rogers.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1981).: (1981).

Seller ID: 95159

Condition: Fine


- Octavo, tan cloth in a dust wrapper. xiv & 285 pages. Back-and-white illustrations. Fine. First edition. This account of the public and private lives of the Roosevelts, written in collaboration with journalist and White House correspondent Frances Spatz Leighton, is told by a retired White House maid. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

OLD CALIFORNIA HOUSES: PORTRAITS AND STORIES

By: Parsons, Marion Randall

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1952.: 1952.

Seller ID: 21645

Condition: Very good


Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1952.. 1952.. Very good. - Octavo, tan cloth with a printed label mounted around the spine & covers. The extremities of the binding are faded & the covers are lightly rubbed & bumped. [x] & 143 pages. Black-and-white frontispiece & 16 full- page black-and-white illustrations by the author. There is a tiny stain to the front pastedown with a bookseller's label on the rear pastedown. The fore-edge is very slightly foxed. Very good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE CONTINENT TO THE CLOSE OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE THIRTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

By: Patton, J. H

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1860.: 1860.

Seller ID: 32330

Condition: Good


New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1860.. 1860.. Good. - Octavo, textured brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine with floral decorated frames stamped in blind on the covers. The covers are rubbed and bumped and the spine is faded with some light chipping & fraying to the head and tail. There are a few short slits along the rear joint. xvi & 806 pages. There is some minor soiling and some very minor light foxing to the last few pages. Rufus Gibbs' name, dated in the year of publication, is penned on the front endpaper. Good. First edition. [Sabin 59160]. First Edition. View more info

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SIGNATURE ON A CARD OF DEMOCRATIC POLITICIAN AND U.S. SENATOR FROM OHIO HENRY B. PAYNE.

By: Payne, Henry B. (1810-1896). Democratic politician who served as U.S. Senator from Ohio from 1885 to 1891.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Circa [1880].: [1880].

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34795

Condition: Very good


Circa [1880].. [1880].. Very good. - Cream-colored card, 2-5/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, signed in black ink "H. B. Payne". The card is very slightly bumped with its edges slightly darkened. Very good. Henry B. Payne [1810-1896] was an American politician who moved from New York to Ohio in 1833 and quickly established himself as a local leader in Democratic politics. He was elected to one term in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1874 and ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential election in 1880. His election to the U.S. Senate in 1884 was nearly derailed by cha... View more info

PACIFIC SHORES FROM PANAMA

By: Peixotto, Ernest

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913.: 1913.

Seller ID: 12953

Condition: Fine


NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913.. 1913.. Fine. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt on spine & in blue within decorative gilt panel with color illustration mounted within it on front cover. The top edge is gilt. The covers are lightly bumped & rubbed with tiny white stains to the front cover & larger stains to the rear cover & spine. xiv & 285 pages, illustrated with a frontispiece, 23 fine black & white plates as well as full-page and textual illustrations from photographs & drawings by the author. The contents are clean & bright. First edition.An account of traveling by boat and ... View more info

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED by New York Congressman and Minister to Hungary HERBERT PELL.

By: Pell, Herbert Claiborne. (1984-1961). New York Congressman, Minister to Hungary. An important figure in the UN War Crimes Commission.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Hopewell Junction, NY: July 16th, 1954.: 1954.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 31582

Condition: Very good


- 29 words typed on a sheet of his cream personalized letterhead, 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide, with his address printed at the top. Dated July 16th, 1954. Signed "Herbert Pell'. Stamped by the recipient "Jul 19 1954" in the top right corner. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. A letter to Saltford Flower Shop in Poughkeepsie, NY asking the store to send him a packet of seeds for the Dutchmans' pipe.Herbert Claiborne Pell joined the Democratic Party in 1914. He was elected to the 66th Congress in 1919 and served as chairman of the New York Democratic Committee from 19... View more info

A LEAP IN THE DARK. Also News on the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. (Cover title).

By: Pendley, W. B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: (Chicago, IL: Published by the author), [1932].: [1932].

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 33711

Condition: Good


(Chicago, IL: Published by the author), [1932].. [1932].. Good. SIGNED BY W. B. PENDLEY - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with the edges of the wraps darkened. 35 pages. Pages 11 and 26 are misprinted and blank, as published. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Good. Signed "W. B. Pendley" on the inside front wrap.Pendley [1879-1955], son of Kentucky farmer and Baptist minister Charles M. Pendley, recalls his childhood living in a log cabin, his two marriages and his adventures working his way over several years to Chica... View more info

Image for A WONDERFUL VINTAGE 1929 NEWS PHOTOGRAPH DEPICTING COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER AND UNION ORGANIZER GEORGE PERSHING, A COUSIN TO GENERAL JOHN PERSHING WHO COMMANDED AMERICAN FORCES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

A WONDERFUL VINTAGE 1929 NEWS PHOTOGRAPH DEPICTING COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER AND UNION ORGANIZER GEORGE PERSHING, A COUSIN TO GENERAL JOHN PERSHING WHO COMMANDED AMERICAN FORCES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

By: Pershing, George

Price: $45.00

Publisher: International Newsreel Corp., 1929.: 1929.

Seller ID: 25577

Condition: Very good


International Newsreel Corp., 1929.. 1929.. Very good. - sc The 8 inch high by 6 inch wide photograph depicts the young George Pershing from the chest up. The National Textile Workers Union organizer is handsomely attired in a dark three piece suit over white shirt and tie. This is a vintage photograph, likely reproduced from their newsreel footage, distributed by the International Newsreel Corp. at the time. International Newsreel's credit line with their eagle logo is stamped on the verso. Once attached to the verso of the photograph, a sheet of paper on which is typed the text for a press r... View more info

THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC AND HUMAN LIBERTY FORESHADOWED IN SCRIPTURE. By Rev. George S. Philiips, A.M

By: Phillips, George S

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH: Published by Poe & Hitchcock, for the Author/R. P. Thompson, Printer, 1864.: 1864.

Seller ID: 10670

Condition: Fair


Cincinnati, OH: Published by Poe & Hitchcock, for the Author/R. P. Thompson, Printer, 1864.. 1864.. Fair. - Small octavo, brown cloth titled on the spine with frames stamped in blind on both covers. The covers are bumped with the top edges chipped & frayed. There are a few small white stains to the rear cover & 2 small holes in the cloth. The lower half of the backstrip is partially detached & there are pieces out of the head & tail of the spine with the titling completely faded. 236 pages. There is occasional staining & soiling & the page edges are slightly darkened. There is an owner's smal... View more info

MY GATLING GUN / Or /Some Straight Shots at the Whiskey Devil. Being the report of an address before the Inter-national Purity Congress at Battle Creek, Mich., November 6, 1907, with some added chapters. By Rev. L. L. Pickett

By: Pickett, L. L

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Louisville, KY: Pentecostal Publishing Company, 1909.: 1909.

Seller ID: 15235

Condition: Good


Louisville, KY: Pentecostal Publishing Company, 1909.. 1909.. Good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed bluish gray wraps. The wraps are faded & chipped with pieces out & with some light staining & foxing. There is a crease across the bottom corner of the front wrap. 52 pages. The pages are lightly bumped. The title is lightly soiled with darkening & staining around the edges. There is light staining to the top & front edges of the last 4 leaves. Good working copy. L. L. Pickett [1859- 1928] founded the Pentecostal Publishing Company, one of the most influential publishing companies ... View more info

Image for AUTOGRAPH LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION SIGNED by 3 JACKSONIANS: FORMER NEW YORK GOVERNOR NATHANIEL PITCHER, THE SENATOR FROM NEW YORK WILLIAM L. MARCY & CONGRESSMAN ERASTUS ROOT, recommending one of their constituents be appointed as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy.

AUTOGRAPH LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION SIGNED by 3 JACKSONIANS: FORMER NEW YORK GOVERNOR NATHANIEL PITCHER, THE SENATOR FROM NEW YORK WILLIAM L. MARCY & CONGRESSMAN ERASTUS ROOT, recommending one of their constituents be appointed as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy.

By: Pitcher, Nathaniel; Root, Erastus; and Marcy, William L.

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Washington, December 16, 1831.: 1831.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34480

Condition: Very good


- Over 100 words penned on 10 inch high by 8 inch wide creamy white paper, addressed to the Secretary of the Navy. This letter recommends that the Secretary appoint "Richard D. McDonald of Queensbury, Warren County, N.Y. .... a promising youth of good character..." to a position as midshipman. "It would be gratifying to the undersigned if the Secretary would confer upon him a Mid-shipman Warrant...." Signed by the Senator from New York "W.L. Marcy" and former New York Governor and Congressman "Nathl Pitcher". Additionally penned on the verso are 45 words written... View more info

THE FRONTIER.

By: Platt, Ward.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: Young People's Missionary Movement of the United States and Canada, 1908.: 1908.

Seller ID: 34958

Condition: Good


New York: Young People's Missionary Movement of the United States and Canada, 1908.. 1908.. Good. - Octavo, printed greenish-gray wraps with a photographic illustration of a frontier town on the front cover. The covers are chipped, creased and stained. The front joint is split along the bottom. xii, 292 & [3] pages with several photographically illustrated plates and 2 color folding maps. Tiny tears to the inner edge of the maps do not affect the image. The front hinge is cracked and the title page is stained and a few page corners are creased. The first edition, wraps issue.Forward Miss... View more info

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THE JOY OF STREAKING: A Guide to America's Favorite Pastime.

By: Pleasant, George; editor.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: Ballantine Books, (1974).: (1974).

Seller ID: 94698

Condition: Good


- Oblong octavo [5-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed cream-colored wraps. There is a line of rubbing down the left side of the front cover with creasing to its bottom corner. The rear cover is very lightly foxed & its bottom corner is lightly bumped. Half-title, title, [2] leaves & [8] pages plus profuse black-and-white illustrations after "the best streaking photographs from the front pages--and the desk drawers of the editors--of America's leading newspapers." There is a stain to the fore-edge, slightly affecting the front edges of a few pages. Good. F... View more info

Image for THE DEDUCTION OF THE TITLE OF PETER POILLON, TO PARTS OF TWO TRACTS OF LAND, SITUATE AT HARLAEM... [Caption title].

THE DEDUCTION OF THE TITLE OF PETER POILLON, TO PARTS OF TWO TRACTS OF LAND, SITUATE AT HARLAEM... [Caption title].

By: Poillon, Peter.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: [New York], 1835.: 1835.

Seller ID: 37096

Condition: Fair


- Octavo, 10-3/4 inches high by 6-7/8 inches wide. Self-wraps, an unbound sewn pamphlet with a caption title at the head of the first page, as issued. 46 deckle-edged partially unopened pages, illustrated with 5 folding maps, including a large folding map at the rear titled "Map of Property lately belonging to Samson Benson and Benjamin Vredenburgh dec. Situated in the 12th Ward of the City of New York . New York, October 24, 1835. Joseph F. Bridges, City Surveyor". The large folding map is complete but the larger portion of the map is torn away and separated along the first vertical f... View more info