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Image for TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY ROBERT E. SMYLIE, 24TH GOVERNOR OF IDAHO, SENDING CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPERN A SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH.

TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY ROBERT E. SMYLIE, 24TH GOVERNOR OF IDAHO, SENDING CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPERN A SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH.

By: Smylie, Robert E. (1914-2004). American Republican politician and attorney from Idaho. He served as the 24th Governor of Idaho from 1955 to 1967.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boise, ID: October 30, 1967.: 1967.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36569

Condition: Very good


- 42 words typed on an approximately 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide cream-colored sheet of the Langroise, Clark & Sullivan Law Offices letterhead. Signed "Rob". There is some very light soiling to the letter. The top right corner is slightly creased & there is a light diagonal crease across the bottom left corner. Very good. Smylie, who left the post of Governor in January of 1967, writes to Halpern, addressing him as "Sy", "I take great pleasure in scribbling across the picture [not here present] which is enclosed herewith." Robert E. Smylie [1914-2004] was an Americ... View more info

A PILGRIM RETURNS TO CAPE COD

By: Snow, Edward Rowe

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Boston, MA: The Yankee Publishing Co., (1946).: (1946).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 23612

Condition: Good


Boston, MA: The Yankee Publishing Co., (1946).. (1946).. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth. The binding is rubbed & lightly bumped. The spine is faded & there is some light staining to the front cover. 413 pages. Color frontispiece & black-and-white photographic illustrations, many of them full-page. There is a stain to the fore-edge with tiny areas of staining to the front edges of several rear leaves. Good. Number 306 of an autographed first edition signed by the author on the colophon. First Edition. View more info

Image for PRESENTATION OF THE WOODEN SPOON. (Program).

PRESENTATION OF THE WOODEN SPOON. (Program).

By: Society of the Cochleaureati.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: (New Haven, CT: Yale College), (1855).: (1855).

Seller ID: 36218

Condition: Good


- Octavo, softcover. A sheet of cream paper is folded once to form 4 pages, each 8-1/2 inches high by 6 inches wide. The title page lists the Committee of Arrangements and is illustrated in black & cream with the insignia of the Cochleaureatorum. The event's program is listed on the 2nd & 3rd pages and the 4th page is blank. There is a small area of staining to he 3rd page and the program has been folded in half horizontally with several additional lighter folds. Very good. The program is headed "Order of Exercises at the Presentation of the Wooden Spoon, by the Junior Class in Yale Colleg... View more info

DECISION-MAKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE: The Olive Branch or the Arrows. Foreword by John F. Kennedy

By: Sorensen, Theodore C

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1963.: 1963.

Seller ID: 21140

Condition: Very good


New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1963.. 1963.. Very good. - Octavo, teal paper covered boards in a dust wrapper. The spine & extremities are slightly faded. The dust jacket is lightly foxed & soiled. The head of the jacket spine is chipped & there is a light stain near the tail. 94 pages. Very good in a good dust wrapper. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Image for FREE FRANK SIGNATURE OF U.S. SENATOR PIERRE SOULE ON A SLIP OF PAPER CUT FROM AN ENVELOPE.

FREE FRANK SIGNATURE OF U.S. SENATOR PIERRE SOULE ON A SLIP OF PAPER CUT FROM AN ENVELOPE.

By: Soule, Pierre. (1801-1870). French-American attorney, politician and diplomat who served as a United States Senator from Louisiana and as U.S. Minister to Spain.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Circa [early 1950s].: [early 1950s].

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36592

Condition: Good


- A slightly irregularly cut slip of paper, approximately 1-1/4 inches high by 2-1/2 inches wide & apparently cut from an envelope, is signed "Pierre Soule" below the word "free". The paper is slightly soiled. Good. Born and raised in France, Pierre Soule [1801-1870] was exiled for revolutionary activities. He moved to Great Britain and then to the United States where he settled in New Orleans and became an attorney. He served as a United States Senator from Louisiana from 1849 to 1853, resigning to accept an appointment as U.S. Minister to Spain under Zachary Taylor, a post he... View more info

Image for ORIGINAL ALBUMEN SILVER PHOTOGRAPH OF JARED SPARKS, SIGNED BY HIM.

ORIGINAL ALBUMEN SILVER PHOTOGRAPH OF JARED SPARKS, SIGNED BY HIM.

By: Sparks, Jared. (1789-1866). American historian. He published writings of Franklin and Washington and was president of Harvard.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: circa, [1860].: [1860].

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 94744

Condition: Very good


- Sepia-toned oval portrait photograph, 5-1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide, with a border 6-3/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. The albumen photograph is inlaid within an 8-7/8 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide sheet. Signed "Jared Sparks" in brown ink below the photograph. The autograph is unevenly inked. There are a couple of minor imperfections in the photograph, which appear to have been in the negative. Very good. View more info

AN ODE: Pronounced Before the Inhabitants of Boston, September the Seventeenth, 1830, At the Centennial Celebration of the Settlement of the City

By: Sprague, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston: John H. Eastburn, City Printer, 1830.: 1830.

Seller ID: 17697

Condition: Good


Boston: John H. Eastburn, City Printer, 1830.. 1830.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The wraps are foxed & heavily chipped around the edges with some small pieces out. The spine is perished. There is a contemporary inscription along the top edge of the front wrap. 22 pages. There is offsetting to the title page . There is occasional foxing & some light creasing to the pages. There is darkening & chipping to the edges of a few pages. Good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

A NEW YORK STATE DOCUMENT REQUESTING AN IMPRESSION OF THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF UTAH AND THE SIGNATURES OF UTAH STATE OFFICIALS SIGNED BY WILLIAM SPRY, THIRD GOVERNOR OF UTAH.

By: Spry, William. (1864-1929). American politician who was the third Governor of the state of Utah.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Albany, NY: February 1909.: 1909.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 37095

Condition: Very good


- Printed document, 10-1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide, signed by Robert A. Fuller, Secretary to the Governor of New York and headed "Executive Chamber / Albany" with a vignette in black. Signed "William Spry". Additionally signed by the Secretary of State and the Secretary to the Governor. The Utah State seal is attached to the left of the signatures. Folded twice for mailing with a short tear to the second fold. Very good. Born in England, William Spry (1864-1929) held the posts of third Governor of the Utah [1909-1927], Chair of the National Governors Association [1915-... View more info

HISTORICAL NUGGETS: BIBLIOTECA AMERICANA OR A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF MY COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA

By: Stevens, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY: Burt Franklin, (1971).: (1971).

Seller ID: 33377

Condition: Very good


NY: Burt Franklin, (1971).. (1971).. Very good. - Small thick octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt. Soiled & lightly rubbed. 805 pp. Very good. Reprint of the original edition of 1862. View more info

THE PAGEANT OF NEWARK: Book of Words. (250th Anniversary of the Founding of Newark, New Jersey

By: Stevens, Thomas Wood

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Newark, NJ: Committee of One Hundred, 1916.: 1916.

Seller ID: 21062

Condition: Good


Newark, NJ: Committee of One Hundred, 1916.. 1916.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial gray wrappers with a color cover illustration by W. G. Sesser. The binding is soiled & lightly bumped with some staining to the rear wrap & with creasing to its bottom corner. The spine is creased & torn. 112 pages. Illustrated with devices in black & white. The top edge is soiled & a few bottom page corners are creased. Good. View more info

A CATALOGUE OF THE EVERETT D. GRAFF COLLECTION OF WESTERN AMERICANA

By: Storm, Colton; compiler

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press for the Newberry Library, 1968.: 1968.

Seller ID: 5854

Condition: Very good


Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press for the Newberry Library, 1968.. 1968.. Very good. - Large octavo, cloth, in dw. Lightly bumped & soiled. 854 pp. B&W portrait frontispiece. Very good. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

DICTIONARY OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN

By: Stoutenburgh, John L., Jr

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: Philosophical Library, (1960).: (1960).

Seller ID: 4977

Condition: Very good


New York: Philosophical Library, (1960).. (1960).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. There is some very light spotting to the rear cover. The dust jacket is rubbed. Half-title, title & 459 pages. The fore-edge is foxed with 2 small blue stains. Very good in a good dust wrapper. Reprint edition. Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Theodore Roosevelt's former Secretary of Commerce and Labor OSCAR STRAUS who had the distinction of being the first Jewish Cabinet Secretary, asking James B. Pond details as to when to assemble in the Green Room as part of the reception committee for Maeterlinck's first American lecture.

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Theodore Roosevelt's former Secretary of Commerce and Labor OSCAR STRAUS who had the distinction of being the first Jewish Cabinet Secretary, asking James B. Pond details as to when to assemble in the Green Room as part of the reception committee for Maeterlinck's first American lecture.

By: Straus, Oscar (1850-1926). U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Labor under President Theodore Roosevelt, Straus was the first Jewish Cabinet Secretary.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, December 29, 1919.: 1919.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36913

Condition: Very good


- Over 30 words penned on his 3-1/4 inch high by 5-1/8 inch wide card, embossed with his address "5 West Seventy-Sixth Street / New York" along the top. Having accepted American impresario and lecture agent James B. Pond's invitation to serve on the committee welcoming Maurice Maeterlinck to America. Straus requests that Pond "Kindly advise me what hour to assemble in the Green Room". Straus also inquires if he can bring his wife to the event "Can I bring Mrs. Straus with me?" Signed "Oscar S. Straus". There is a small piece out from the top left corner. Very go... View more info

Image for AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Theodore Roosevelt's former Secretary of Commerce and Labor OSCAR STRAUS who had the distinction of being the first Jewish Cabinet Secretary, in reply to James B. Pond's invitation to join his reception committee for Maeterlinck's first American lecture.

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Theodore Roosevelt's former Secretary of Commerce and Labor OSCAR STRAUS who had the distinction of being the first Jewish Cabinet Secretary, in reply to James B. Pond's invitation to join his reception committee for Maeterlinck's first American lecture.

By: Straus, Oscar (1850-1926). U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Labor under President Theodore Roosevelt, Straus was the first Jewish Cabinet Secretary.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, December 20, 1919.: 1919.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36912

Condition: Very good


- Over 50 words penned on both sides of his 3-1/4 inch high by 5-1/8 inch wide card, embossed with his address "5 West Seventy-Sixth Street / New York" along the top. Oscar Straus is pleased to accept American impresario and lecture agent James B. Pond's invitation to serve on the committee welcoming Maurice Maeterlinck to America. Straus writes "...It gives me pleasure to accept to honor the distinguished man of letters whose fame has spread across the civilized continents". Signed "Oscar S. Straus". There is a small piece out from the top left corner. Very good. Presi... View more info

AN ACCOUNT OF THE NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PERIODICALS PUBLISHED IN SALEM FROM 1768 to 1856. (From the Proceedings of the Essex Institute)

By: Streeter, Gilbert L

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Salem, MA: Wm. Ives and Geo. W. Pease Printers, 1856.: 1856.

Seller ID: 17269

Condition: Good


Salem, MA: Wm. Ives and Geo. W. Pease Printers, 1856.. 1856.. Good. - Octavo, printed tan wraps with decorative border in black on front wrap. The wraps are soiled with light staining to the rear wrap; the bottom corner of the front wrap is creased & torn with a piece out & the bottom corner of the rear wrap is lightly creased. 33 pp. The bottom corner of the last leaf is creased & the top page corners are lightly creased. Good. First separate edition [Sabin 927844]. View more info

BEYOND DARK HILLS: A Personal Story by Jesse Stuart. With Six Decorations by Ishmael

By: Stuart, Jesse

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1938.: 1938.

Seller ID: 3451

Condition: Very good


New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1938.. 1938.. Very good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & the spine with gilt decorations on the spine. The covers are slightly rubbed and soiled and the binding is somewhat faded. 399 pages with 6 full-page illustrations by Ishmael. Notes erased from the front endpaper have left their impression. Very good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

DOWN AND IN: Life in the Underground

By: Sukenick, Ronald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: Beechtree Books/William Morrow, (1987).: (1987).

Seller ID: 10243

ISBN: 0688065899

Condition: Very good


New York: Beechtree Books/William Morrow, (1987).. (1987).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards, in a dust wrapper. The boards are bumped. The rear panel of the dust jacket is lightly creased with some small areas of staining. 288 pages. 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations & endpaper maps. Very good. First edition.Subtitled on the dust wrapper "Bohemian to hip to beat to rock and punk---mutiny in American culture".The card of James Landis, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Beechtree Books, is laid in. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

BY CHANCE A WINNER: The History of Lotteries

By: Sullivan, George

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1972).: (1972).

Seller ID: 7144

Condition: Fine


New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1972).. (1972).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth, in dw. 135 & [1] pp. Illustrated in B&W. Near fine. The history of lotteries in America with chapters on modern lotteries around the world. Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for RECIPROCITY TREATY. SPEECH OF HON. CHARLES SUMNER OF MASSACHUSETTS,  on the Resolution for the Termination of the Reciprocity Treaty Between the United States and Great Britain; in the Senate of the United States, Dec. 21st, 1864, and Jan. 12th & 13th, 1865. (Cover title).

RECIPROCITY TREATY. SPEECH OF HON. CHARLES SUMNER OF MASSACHUSETTS, on the Resolution for the Termination of the Reciprocity Treaty Between the United States and Great Britain; in the Senate of the United States, Dec. 21st, 1864, and Jan. 12th & 13th, 1865. (Cover title).

By: Sumner, Charles.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: New York Young Men's Republican Union, 1865.: 1865.

Seller ID: 36975

Condition: Good


- Octavo, softcover bound in cream-colored self-wrappers. 8 pages. There is scattered light foxing with a stain to the last page & blue pencil marks to two other pages. There are vertical creases to each page where the pamphlet has been folded. Good. Sumner speaks in favor of terminating the 1854 Reciprocity Treaty between the United States and Great Britain. View more info

Image for TWO TYPED LETTERS to the Saturday Evening Post SIGNED by TV talk show host DAVID SUSSKIND.

TWO TYPED LETTERS to the Saturday Evening Post SIGNED by TV talk show host DAVID SUSSKIND.

By: Susskind, David. (1920-1987). Stage, film and television producer and TV talk show host.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hollywood, CA: January 31 and February 4, 1963.: 1963.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 33091

Condition: Very good


- The first letter consists of 66 words typed on a sheet of Talent Associates-Paramount Ltd. letterhead, 10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide. Dated "January 31, 1963". Signed "David Susskind". The recipient has stamped the date received on the top right corner of the letterhead. The second letter comprises 21 words typed on the same letterhead. Dated "February 4, 1963". Signed "David Susskind". The recipient has written a note in red pencil across the top edge & down the right side of the letterhead. The letterhead is lightly bumped. Folded twice for mailing... View more info