Signed presentation copy of Millie's Book As Dictated to Barbara Bush. Pasted on the half title page is a book plate with gift inscription and signature (see photograph). This is a stated first edition, 4th printing. It is in very good condition. There is a crease at the top corner of the front flap of the dust wrapper as well as a bit of curl at the top of the wrapper. There is a small raised area at the top of the first two pages left by a paper clip that was once attached there.
This is the Reagan Inaugural commemorative catalog for the sale of the Codex Leicester by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie's on 12 December 1980. The codex was purchased by Armand Hammer and lent to the Presidential Inaugural of Ronald Reagan. Pasted on the title pages is a label reading: "Nancy and I are very pleased that this major work, Leonardo's The Codex Leicester, has been made available to our Presidential Inaugural celebration enabling so many Americans to share in his diverse genius...
A scarce and interesting book on the setting, arrangements and customs of the English dinner table during the years from 1400 to 1900. Loads of illustrations, details. Book is like new. Published 1969 by Archon Books. Dimensions are 10 inches by 8 inches, 144pp.
This is a scarce booklet on the subject published as a special issue of Historical New Hampshire, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1, Spring 1983, by the New Hampshire Historical Society. The author is David Ruell. It catalogs the bird's eye views of the state's towns as well as the publishers and artists. 88 pages. This is a brand new copy we purchased from the Historical Society.
This is an advance proof of Murray B. Levin's interesting study of the 1962 campaign in Massachusetts in which Edward M. Kennedy, then a totally inexperienced candidate barely eligible by age to serve in the United States Senate, defeated an experienced State Attorney General, also from a powerful political family. This is "an uncorrected proof" with final revisions yet to be made. The text shows some editing had already been done as there are excisions and paste-ins...
"Captain Bligh" is a cliche of our times for the extravagant and violent misuse of power. In fact, William Bligh was one of the least physically violent disciplinarians in the British navy. That paradox inspires the author to ask why, then, did Bligh have a mutiny? Its answer is to display the theatricality of naval institutions and the mythologizing power of history...
In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. The Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated; other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown or underappreciated...
A compendium of Shaker recipes, 457 pp. Hardcover, 2nd printing, 1970. Ex-library hardcover with all the usual attributes (stamps, pocket). Dustwrapper protected in plastic cover.
Wonderful anthology includes background and articles about the trail from south to north. Published in 1996 by Oxford University Press, paperback, 382pp., in "like new" condition.
A beautifully printed and illustrated book detailing 318 items in the outstanding collection of American furniture at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, one of the best in the country. The author is Richard H. Randall,, Jr. Published in 1965, the catalog is broken down into categories such as chests desks, tables, chairs and clocks and many more. It is a hardcover book in a nice slip case, all in fine condition. The cover of the book has a gilt eagle stamped onto it....
Soil and wear to cover, especially to spine and spine ends. Previous owners' names on ffep. Though dated 1905, this movie edition had to be circa 1915 because it has photos from the film "Birth of a Nation," for which it was a source. A socially very important book. A review of a recent reprint of this book says, "The year was 1865. With the close of the Civil War, there began for the South, an era of even greater turmoil...
By Nigel Calder, this book is described as "a fascinating voyage that explores the history, the political intrigue, the scientific and nautical lore of the world's most celebrated waters." Published by Viking in 1986. 373pp. In "like new" condition with price-clipped dust jacket.
$50 with free Media Mail shipping in USA SOLD
$50 with free Media Mail shipping in USA SOLD
Handsome book,"A Social and Architectural History," by Mark Girouard, published by Yale University Press in 1978. This is Ninth Printing 1984. Loaded with interesting and informative illustrations. Quarto in like new condition. From the dust jacket: "The English country house has flourished over the centuries because of its ability to adapt to changes in English society...
Beautifully bound in green half-leather with green buckram, ribbed spine, bright gilt titles and spine decorations. This is the 1914 edition published by T. N. Foulis of London, Edinburgh & Boston with 12 tipped-in color illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan. You will be very pleased with this copy.
The Story of the Great Commercial Era of the City by James Duncan Phillips. Number 194 of 225 large paper copies signed and numbered in original slipcase. Blue paper boards backed in white buckram cloth (some foxing) and paper label on spine. Partially unopened. A very nice copy. Free Media Mail shipping on this item.
Original McGraw-Hill hardcover editions of these interesting books complete with dustwrappers. Many photographs (160 in each volume). Handsomely decorated boards. Books are in very good condition with minor wear on wrappers. Former owner's name on front pastedowns. Price includes free media mail shipping in the USA.
Rare Lincoln item -- sale of the only signed, titled and dated version of the Gettysburg Address manuscript in existence. "The Unique and Final Holograph Manuscript Known as the Bliss Copy Together with An Album of Other Manuscripts and Autograph Letters all Written and Brought Together for Benefit of the Sanitary Commission Fair Baltimore - 1864." This catalog was for a sale on April 27, 1949, at Parke-Bernet Galleries (predecessor to Sotheby's) in New York City...