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Image for SIGNATURE ON A CARD OF AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN AND 4TH U.S. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE WILLIAM F. WHITING.

SIGNATURE ON A CARD OF AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN AND 4TH U.S. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE WILLIAM F. WHITING.

By: Whiting, William F. (1864 -1936). United States Secretary of Commerce from 1928 to 1929 under President Calvin Coolidge.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Circa [1900].: [1900].

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 37109

Condition: Good


- A cream-colored card, 1-1/2 inches high by 3 inches wide, is signed in black ink "William F. Whiting". The card is slightly soiled with a small black stain & 2 tiny black marks to its edges. Good. Born in Holyoke, Mass., William F. Whiting [1864-1936] served as treasurer and later president of his father's Whiting Paper Company. He became a lifelong friend of Calvin Coolidge when Coolidge was mayor of Northampton, Mass. Whiting became one of the first two "Coolidge Men" to advocate for their friend as a serious presidential candidate. Later he held the position of U.S. Secre... View more info

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THE TRIALS OF A STUMP-SPEAKER: A Series of Sketches and Humorous Incidents That Happened During the Many Years' Experience of the Author,and Particularly during the Campaign of 1888.

By: Wilcox, Henry S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, (1906).: (1906).

Seller ID: 37138

Condition: Good


- Small octavo, pictorial maroon cloth titled & illustrated in black. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed with the head & tail of the spine slightly chipped. There is some white staining near the top edge of the rear cover. 124 pages plus 3 pages of ads for books by Wilcox. A previous owner's name & address is penned on the front endpaper. Good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

EMBATTLED CONFEDERATES: An Illustrated History of Southerners at War

By: Wiley, Bell Irvin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: Bonanza Books, (1964).: (1964).

Seller ID: 3141

Condition: Very good


New York: Bonanza Books, (1964).. (1964).. Very good. - Quarto, cloth, in a dustwrapper. The dust jacket is lightly soiled, rubbed & chipped with a price-sticker on the front flap. x [ii] & 290 pages. There are 2 small stains to the fore-edge. Profuse black-and-white illustrations compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen. Very good. Reprint edition. Dust jacket present. View more info

THE MEMORIAL WAR BOOK / As Drawn from Historical Records and Personal Narratives of the Men Who Served in the Great Struggle

By: Williams, George F., Major

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York: Arno Press, 1979.: 1979.

Seller ID: 24376

Condition: Fine


New York: Arno Press, 1979.. 1979.. Fine. - Quarto, cloth, in a pictorial dust wrapper. 610 & [3] pages. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Near fine. A reprint of the 1894 edition published in New York by Lovell Brothers Company. The 2,000 illustrations are mostly from photographs taken by the then U.S. Government photographers Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner. Dust jacket present. View more info

LOYAL OPPOSITION. Armistice Day / Nineteen Hundred and Forty

By: Willkie, Wendell L

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edwin Sauter, 1940.: 1940.

Seller ID: 2527

Condition: Very good


Edwin Sauter, 1940.. 1940.. Very good. - Octavo, blue cloth backed green boards with pictorial label mounted on front board. The boards are lightly rubbed & bumped & the label is very lightly soiled. 44 pp. printed in black with red initials & with red rules along the top & bottom of each page. Very good. First edition."The speech, 'Loyal Opposition' has been arranged in cadenced form by Edwin Sauter." The emblem reproduced on the cover was designed by Malvina Hoffman and donated to the Women Workers for Wilkie, who used it in the 1940 Presidential campaign. Dust jacket present. ... View more info

UNITED IRISHMEN, UNITED STATES: Immigrant Radicals in the Early Republic

By: Wilson, David A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, (1998).: (1998).

Seller ID: 1639

Condition: Fine


Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, (1998).. (1998).. Fine. - Octavo, gray cloth backed tan boards, in dw. x & 223 pp. Near fine. Dust jacket present. View more info

NEW YORK IN LITERATURE: The Story Told in Landmarks of Town and Country

By: Wilson, Rufus Rockwell; and Wilson, Otilie Ericson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Elmira, NY: The Primavera Press, Inc., 1947.: 1947.

Seller ID: 6050

Condition: Good


Elmira, NY: The Primavera Press, Inc., 1947.. 1947.. Good. - Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt, in dw. The binding is spotted & the dw is lightly chipped & rubbed. 372 pp. Good. First trade edition of 2,550 copies.From the library of George S. Hellman with his pencil notes throughout. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

CHECK LIST OF TEXAS IMPRINTS 1846-1860. With a Foreword by Thomas W. Streeter

By: Winkler, Ernest W.; editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Austin, TX: The Texas State Historical Association, 1949.: 1949.

Seller ID: 30638

Condition: Very good


Austin, TX: The Texas State Historical Association, 1949.. 1949.. Very good. - Octavo, red cloth in lightly rubbed dw; deckle-edged. 352 pp., partially unopened. B&W portrait frontispiece. Near fine in a very good dw. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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PROCEEDINGS ON THE OCCASION OF LAYING THE CORNER-STONE OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, 17th September, 1855.

By: Winthrop, Robert C.; et al.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Boston, MA: Moore & Crosby, City Printers, 1855.: 1855.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 35790

Condition: Good


INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY ROBERT C. WINTHROP - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt with frames & decorations in blind on both covers & the City of Boston seal in gilt on the rear cover. The corners of the covers and the head & tail of the spine are rubbed & the lower half of the front joint is starting to split. 72 pages. The front hinge is cracked. The edges of the pastedowns, endpapers & flyleaf are darkened and there is occasional light foxing. Despite its flaws, a good, attractive copy. First edition. Boldly inscribed by Robert Winthrop who delivered one of the addresses on this occasion: ... View more info

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ANDREW JACKSON AND MARTIN VAN BUREN

By: Wise, W. Harvey, Jr.; and Cronin, John W.; compilers

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY: Burt Franklin, (1970).: (1970).

Seller ID: 6147

Condition: Fine


NY: Burt Franklin, (1970).. (1970).. Fine. - Tall octavo, red cloth titled in gilt. 72 pp. Near fine. Reprint of the original 1935 edition. View more info

THE PRESIDENTS I HAVE KNOWN FROM 1860-1918. By Simon Wolf, Author of "The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier and Citizen"

By: Wolf, Simon

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.: Press of Byron S. Adams, (1918).: (1918).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 32760

Condition: Very good


Washington, D.C.: Press of Byron S. Adams, (1918).. (1918).. Very good. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR SIMON WOLF - Octavo, burgundy red cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & the spine. The covers are bumped & rubbed with a few small stains and the spine is slightly faded. xiv & 464 pages, illustrated with a full-page portrait following the title page and a few full-page plates. A discreet bookseller's name is stamped in blind at the bottom of the front endpaper. Very good. Second edition.Inscribed, signed and dated by Simon Wolf on the front endpaper: "To Rev. Dr. W.B. Hill Wh... View more info

A TWO YEARS' JOURNAL IN NEW YORK and Part of Its Territories in America. Reprinted from the Original edition of 1701. With an Introduction and Notes by Edward Gaylord Bourne Professor of History in Yale University

By: Wolley, Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1902.: 1902.

Seller ID: 2007

Condition: Good


Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1902.. 1902.. Good. - Octavo, gray paper covered boards with the title stamped in gilt on the front board. The boards are lightly rubbed; there is a tear to the upper half of the front joint & there are pieces out of the head, tail & mid- section of the spine. 75 pp. There is occasional light soiling & a pencil notation has been partially erased. 2 B&W plates [facsimiles]. Good. Limited edition of 250 numbered copies.Probably the publisher's copy. An ink notation on the colophon reads "Publishers unnumbered copy for Chas. W. Burrows" and a... View more info

SPEECH OF HON. GEORGE H. YEAMAN, OF KENTUCKY, ON THE PROPOSITION TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 9, 1865

By: Yeaman, George H

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.: McGill & Witherow, 1865.: 1865.

Seller ID: 32251

Condition: Fair


Washington, D.C.: McGill & Witherow, 1865.. 1865.. Fair. THE U.S. CONGRESSMAN YEAMAN OF KENTUCKY'S SPEECH IN SUPPORT OF THE AMENDMENT OUTLAWING SLAVERY - Octavo, 9 inches high by 6 inches wide. Softcover. Unbound printed self-wraps. The cover page is darkened and detached. 15 deckle-edged pages and [1] blank. The overlapping edges of the deckle-edged leaves are darkened, chipped and creased. There is dampstaining to the top inner corners of the pages. Good. "After much hesitation and earnest reflection, I have concluded to vote for the resolution submitting to the people of the States t... View more info

THE SILENT TRAVELLER IN SAN FRANCISCO. Written and Illustrated by Chiang Yee

By: Yee, Chiang

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1964).: (1964).

Seller ID: 19259

Condition: Very good


New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1964).. (1964).. Very good. - Large octavo, 9-3/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Greenish gray cloth titled in blue on the spine with Chinese calligraphy in blue on the front cover, in a color pictorial white dust wrapper. The books spine is bumped & soiled. The price-clipped dust jacket is soiled with staining and foxing to the edges. There are a few chips and short tears to the jacket's edges. 366 pages, with profuse textual illustrations and 16 full-page color illustrations by Chiang Yee. A previous owner's bookplate, mounted on the front endpaper,... View more info

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U.S. SENATE VISITOR'S CARD SIGNED BY NORTH DAKOTA SENATOR MILTON R. YOUNG.

By: Young, Milton Ruben (1897-1983). North Dakota Senator from 1945 to 1981.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, DC: June 17, 1963.: 1963.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34253

Condition: Very good


Washington, DC: June 17, 1963.. 1963.. Very good. - United States Senate Chamber light orange visitor's card illustrated in black, 2-1/4 inches high by approximately 4 inches wide. Signed in green ink "Milton R. Young". The rules for visitors are printed on the verso. Near fine. Milton Ruben Young [1897-1983] was an American politician, most notable for representing North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1945 to 1981. At the time of his retirement he was the most senior Republican in the Senate.A nice example of his autograph. View more info

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PRINCESS KAIULANI: The Last Hope of Hawaii's Monarchy.

By: Zambucka, Kristin.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaii: Mana Publishing Company, (1982).: (1982).

Seller ID: 36792

Condition: Very good.


- Quarto [11-3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. There is some very light foxing to the covers. Half-title, title, 142 & [2] pages. Profusely illustrated in black & white, including a portrait plate. The top edge is lightly foxed. Very good. View more info

Image for DIE DEMOKRATIE UND DIE SOCIALEN VERHALTNISSE NORD-AMERIKA'S, verglichen mit den neuesten derartigen Bestrebungen in Europa und einige Notizen uber die Auswanderung nach den Vereinigten Staaten. Mitgetheilt und besonders abgedruckt aus dem Tagebuche, geschrieben wahrend der nordamerikanisch-mexikanischen Campagne in den Jahren 1847 und 1848. Von Dr. Otto Zirckel.

DIE DEMOKRATIE UND DIE SOCIALEN VERHALTNISSE NORD-AMERIKA'S, verglichen mit den neuesten derartigen Bestrebungen in Europa und einige Notizen uber die Auswanderung nach den Vereinigten Staaten. Mitgetheilt und besonders abgedruckt aus dem Tagebuche, geschrieben wahrend der nordamerikanisch-mexikanischen Campagne in den Jahren 1847 und 1848. Von Dr. Otto Zirckel.

By: Zirckel, Otto.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Halle: Schmidt, 1849.: 1849.

Seller ID: 36841

Condition: Good


- Octavo, 9 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide. Printed self wrappers. The edges of the stained covers are chipped and the spine is reinforced with early paper & paste. 16 pages. The pages are occasionally foxed and the edges of the pages are chipped. Good. RARE. WorlCat locates only one copy in Amsterdam's International Institute of Social History. Loosely translated, this work is titled "The Democratic and social conditions of North America compared with the recent such aspirations in Europe and some notes on emigration to the United States. Reported and specially printed from the diary, w... View more info

THE SOUTH: A LETTER FROM A FRIEND IN THE NORTH / with Special Reference to the Effects of Disunion upon Slavery

By: [Colwell, Stephen]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA: Printed for the author by C. Sherman & Son, 1856.: 1856.

Seller ID: 28330

Condition: Fair


Philadelphia, PA: Printed for the author by C. Sherman & Son, 1856.. 1856.. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The rear wrap is lacking. The front wrap is detached & is heavily chipped & lightly foxed with a handwritten numeral in its top corner. 46 pages. There is a bookseller's blind stamp on the title page with a handwritten numeral in the top corner. The page corners are bumped with pieces out of the top corners of the first few leaves & the rear blank is lightly foxed with a piece out of its top corner. The text pages are clean & bright. Fair. First edition.This p... View more info

LETTERS OF J. DOWNING, Major, Downingville Militia, Second Brigade, to His Old Friend, Mr. Dwight, of The New-York Daily Advertiser

By: [Davis, Charles Augustus]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New-York: Harper & Brothers, 1834.: 1834.

Seller ID: 4162

Condition: Good


New-York: Harper & Brothers, 1834.. 1834.. Good. - Small octavo, brown cloth with a printed paper label on the spine. The covers are rubbed and stained and the label is chipped. ix, [i], 270, [10], 9, & [3] pages, illustrated with 2 frontispieces, a pictorial title page, and 6 plates. The deckle-edged leaves are occasionally creased. An early owner's inscription is penned on the verso of the first frontispiece. Good. The third edition of this American satire written in dialect. [See BAL 4495]. View more info

PHOENIXIANA; OR, SKETCHES AND BURLESQUES

By: [Derby, John Horatio]. Phoenix, John [pseud.]

Price: $95.00

Publisher: NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1856.: 1856.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2142

Condition: Good


NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1856.. 1856.. Good. - 8vo, brown cloth (top edge & spine faded; head & tail of spine chipped); titled with vignette in gilt on spine; gilt vignette within blind-stamped floral decorations on front cover. 274pp. & 14 pages of publisher's ads (preliminaries slightly foxed). Frontispiece. Good. First edition. BAL 4650. Scarce. Henry Morton's copy, signed by him on front endpaper. First Edition. View more info