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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY NEW JERSEY SENATOR A. HARRY MOORE.

By: Moore, A. Harry. (1877-1952). New Jersey Governor and Senator.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, DC: August 4, 1936.: 1936.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34249

Condition: Very good


Washington, DC: August 4, 1936.. 1936.. Very good. - 52 words typed on a sheet of United States Senate letterhead. Signed "A Harry Moore". There is some light creasing to the edges of the letter. Folded once for mailing. Very good. Moore writes as U.S. Senator to a John T. Kavanagh in Brooklyn, NY, replying to a request for his autograph. "...I am also glad to know that your father and brother are citizens of New Jersey and hope I may have the pleasure of meeting them sometime."Arthur Harry Moore [1877-1952] was a Democratic politician who was the 39th Governor of New Jer... View more info

Image for TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR OF WEST VIRGINIA ARCH A MOORE APOLOGIZING TO CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPERN FOR NOT ATTENDING AN INAUGURAL DAY BUFFET.

TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR OF WEST VIRGINIA ARCH A MOORE APOLOGIZING TO CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPERN FOR NOT ATTENDING AN INAUGURAL DAY BUFFET.

By: Moore, Arch A., Jr. (1923-2015). American lawyer and Republican politician who was elected 28th and 30th Governor of West Virginia (1969-1977 and 1985-1989).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charleston, WV: January 28, 1969.: 1969.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36515

Condition: Fine


- 34 words typed on a 10-1/2 inch high by 8-3/8 inch wide cream-colored sheet of State of West Virginia / Office of the Governor letterhead with the state seal embossed in gilt at top left. Signed "Arch." Folded twice for mailing. Fine. Governor Moore writes to Congressman Seymour Halpern: "Shelley and I greatly appreciated your buffet invitation following the Inaugural ceremonies; however, our schedule just did not permit us to attend." Richard Nixon was inaugurated for his first term on January 20th 1969. Arch A. Moore, Jr. [1923-2015]was an American lawyer and Republican po... View more info

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THE COURTING OF MARCUS DUPREE.

By: Morris, Willie.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1983.: 1983.

Seller ID: 94718

Condition: Good


- Octavo, tan boards backed with black cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The cloth & a tiny area of the front cover are rubbed & there is some discoloration to the rear cover. The dust jacket is lightly soiled & chipped with the edges of its rear flap & rear panel darkened. 452 pages. A previous owner's name & date are penned on the front endpaper. Good. First edition. Willie Morris revisits the Deep South to write about the small town of Philadelphia, Mississippi and its favorite son, a black high-school football player named Marcus Dupree. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

JOSIAH WHITE: PRINCE OF PIONEERS

By: Morton, Eleanor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: Stephen Daye Press, (1946).: (1946).

Seller ID: 12914

Condition: Very good


New York: Stephen Daye Press, (1946).. (1946).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The binding is very slightly bumped. There are a few light stains to the front cover & its top edge is rubbed at the top corner. The dust jacket is lightly soiled & chipped & a bit darkened with some small stains. 300 pages. There is light foxing to the pastedowns, endpapers & half-title & the page edges are slightly darkened. Very good in a good dust wrapper. First edition.Josiah White was a Quaker and a pioneer industrialist who worked tirelessly to exploit the rivers and mines of Pennsylvani... View more info

LISTENING TO AMERICA. A Traveler Rediscovers His Country. By Bill Moyers

By: Moyers, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: A Harper's Magazine Press Book published in Association with Harper & Row, (1971).: (1971).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 18739

Condition: Good


New York: A Harper's Magazine Press Book published in Association with Harper & Row, (1971).. (1971).. Good. SIGNED BY BILL MOYERS - Octavo, light blue cloth titled in dark blue on the spine in a printed white dust wrapper. The edges of the covers are stained. The dust jacket is slightly soiled and chipped along the edges. 342 pages. Good. Second printing. Inscribed and signed by Bill Moyers in pencil on the front endpaper. Dust jacket present. View more info

THE OLD FIFTH STREET SCHOOL and the Association Which Bears Its Name

By: Moynihan, A. W

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New-York: Published by the Author, 1887.: 1887.

Seller ID: 28964

Condition: Good


New-York: Published by the Author, 1887.. 1887.. Good. - Small octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on spine & in gilt & in brown within a gilt banner on front cover. The binding is rubbed. The covers are bumped. The head of the spine is torn with a small piece out & the tail is chipped. Title, [1] leaf & 176 pages. There is light foxing & soiling to the prelims & the page edges are slightly darkened. Good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

THE ADIRONDACK TALES. Vol. I. The Story of the Man Who Didn't Know Much

By: Murray, W. H. H

Price: $50.00

Publisher: (Springfield, MA: Springfield Printing and Binding Company), 1897.: 1897.

Seller ID: 30631

Condition: Good


(Springfield, MA: Springfield Printing and Binding Company), 1897.. 1897.. Good. - Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt on spine & front cover. The covers are rubbed & heavily bumped & the spine is slightly faded. xiii, [iii] & 420 pp., partially unopened. There is a tear to the front edge of the title. Double-page B&W frontispiece. Good. A novel about John Norton the Trapper. View more info

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1795

By: Nebenzahl, Kenneth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, (1975).: (1975).

Seller ID: 22005

Condition: Very good


Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, (1975).. (1975).. Very good. - Octavo, purple cloth titled in silver, in a dust wrapper. xiv & 159 pages. Near fine. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NEW YORK STATE COMMUNITIES: Counties, Towns, Villages

By: Nestler, Harold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Port Washington, NY: Ira J. Friedman, Inc., (1968).: (1968).

Seller ID: 6042

Condition: Very good


Port Washington, NY: Ira J. Friedman, Inc., (1968).. (1968).. Very good. - Octavo, black cloth titled in silver. Lightly soiled. 1855 catalogued items plus index. Very good. Signed by the author. View more info

TERRY'S GUIDE TO MEXICO: A completely revised edition of T. Philip Terry's standard guidebook to Mexico

By: Norman, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1965).: (1965).

Seller ID: 8388

Condition: Very good


Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1965).. (1965).. Very good. - Large octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The covers are very lightly bumped with a tiny black mark to the front cover. The head of the dust jacket spine is chipped & there is a tear & an owner's name at the top edge of the front panel. 336 pages, printed in 2 columns. Illustrated with black-and-white maps & diagrams. Very good. Dust jacket present. View more info

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PHI BETA KAPPA SOCIETY

By: Northup, Clark Sutherland

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY: The Elisha Parmele Press, 1928.: 1928.

Seller ID: 6146

Condition: Good


NY: The Elisha Parmele Press, 1928.. 1928.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt. The binding is heavily dampstained & faded. 328 pp., partially unopened. The pages are dampstained but, despite this, the book is still a good working copy. First edition. First Edition. View more info

THE OLD HOUSE

By: Norton, Alla Rebecca Soper

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, MA: Bruce Humphries, Inc., 1936.: 1936.

Seller ID: 11435

Condition: Very good


Boston, MA: Bruce Humphries, Inc., 1936.. 1936.. Very good. - Octavo, decorative gray paper covered boards backed with gray cloth & titled in gilt on the spine. The edges of the boards are darkened & the paper is rubbed away from the bottom corners. 47 pages plus colophon. Illustrated in black & white with 1 full-page illustration & 3 portrait plates . Very good. First editio, limited to 300 copies.A book about a two-hundred-year-old New England house whose inhabitants' ancestry included Miles Standish, John Alden, Isaac Allerton, and Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower.Scarce. First Editi... View more info

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

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

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

TREASURES OF THE SMITHSONIAN: National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, National Air and Space Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Arts & Industries Building; Freer Gallery of Art, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of African Art, National Zoological Park, Renwick Gallery, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum

By: Park, Edwards

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, (1983).: (1983).

Seller ID: 8201

ISBN: 0895990121

Condition: Very good


Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, (1983).. (1983).. Very good. - Quarto, maroon buckram, in a dust wrapper. The rear cover is lightly rubbed & the dust jacket is rather heavily rubbed. xxv, [i] & 470 pages. An owner's name on the front endpaper has been scribbled over in ink. Profuse color illustrations. Very good. Dust jacket present. 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