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The Lincoln Reader

By: ANGLE, Paul M. (Editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A., Rutgers University Press: 1947

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 80776


Book club edition. A look at Abraham Lincoln's life in the form of letters, essays & biographical sketches by a host of authors, including Mr. Lincoln himself. With numerous b&w photos. B-O-M-C flyer specific to this work laid in. --- In grey full cloth on board covers w/maroon and gilt decorations & lettering, spine. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With prior owners' signature to front free endpaper, else interior clean and unmarked. Minor soiling and wear to cloth.; Octavo ... View more info

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The Life of George Washington: Commander-in-chief of the American Army, Through the Revolutionary War, and the First President of the United States (Two Volumes in One)

By: BANCROFT, Aaron

Price: $35.50

Publisher: Boston, Crosby, Nichols, Lee & Company: 1860

Stock No.: 81170


A very scarce mid-19th century reprint edition of this biography of the American founding father. The author was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and was a pastor in Worcester, Massachusetts. This work was first published in 1808. Two volumes bound in one, each with its own title page and frontis illustration. With additional illustrations scattered through the book. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with embossed decorations and Washington's silhoutte to front and ... View more info

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Lincoln and the Civil War A Profile and a History

By: CANBY, Courtlandt (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller, Inc.: 1960

Stock No.: 71435


Writings focusing on Abraham Lincoln by assorted people are brought together in this work edited by Canby. In full black cloth covers; volume is cocked and has concave spine; interior solid and tight and unmarked. DJ is chipped at edges; in removable mylar protector; has orig flap price unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections

By: CARTER, Jimmy

Price: $91.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 79449


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Signed simply "J Carter" on half title page. A memoir by the former U.S. president, recounting his experiences and friends. The author's various fishing and hunting trips around the world are emphasized. Attractive illustrations at chapter heads by unattributed artist. June 12, 1988 Denver Post review of this book laid in. --- In green paper-covered boards backed in green cloth, gilt-stamped s... View more info

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Lives of the Presidents of the United States (The Favorite Library)

By: CLARK, Mary Fairman

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Boston, DeWolfe, Fiske & Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 79060


A charming, illustrated work, providing brief biographies of the first 26 U. S. Presidents (Washington through Theodore Roosevelt). With about 6 color plates and many black & white engraved illustrations. --- In olive cloth-covered boards with color illustrations on front and titling in black on spine. --- The binding is quite loose, with prior owner's signature to front paste-down, markings to front endpapers and leaves have yellowed. Overall, volume is intact and reada... View more info

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An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

By: DALLEK, Robert

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 2003

Stock No.: 76982


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Author's comprehensive biography of Mr. Kennedy, complete with two sections of b&w photos, extensive endnotes, and index. --- In full maroon cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine. Jacket with photo of John F. Kennedy in a rocking chair on cover. --- A clean, firm copy lacking markings. Covers with light rubbing and cover corners are bumped. Jacket chafed along edges, bears orig.... View more info

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Lincoln

By: DONALD, David Herbert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1995

Stock No.: 81439


Second printing of Donald's excellent biography of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. This work is ideal for those desiring a comprehensive but very readable summary of Lincoln's life, in one volume. Includes numerous photos and maps, plus extensive index and source notes. --- In red paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth, with titling in silver on spine. Jacket features Wendell Minor illustration on cover, Clive Russ photographic portrait of Donald... View more info

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His Excellency: George Washington

By: ELLIS, Joseph J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 80852


A clean, bright full-sized book club edition of the author's acclaimed biography of the American founding father George Washington. Includes a section of photo plates on both sides of 4 leaves. --- In full black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling; housed in jacket with Gilbert Stuart painting of Washington on cover. --- A clean, bright, firm copy. Dust jacket with very slight chafing to edges, else newish and bright.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xiv... View more info

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Washington and His Colleagues: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of Federalism (Chronicles of America Series Volume 14)

By: FORD, Henry Jones

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1918

Stock No.: 81132


A biography of George Washington, with profiles of other early American founders and leaders including Robert Morris, General Henry Knox, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. With tissue-protected, captioned images of these leading figures and other aspects of Washington's life. (One page, supposed to display an autographed letter by Washington, is blank.) Entry #14 in publisher's Abraham Lincoln edition of "The Chronicles of America Series", edit... View more info

The Dark Side of Camelot

By: HERSH, Seymour M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 50290


Author uncovers Kennedy family secrets. In outstanding condition, stated first ed. w/full number line. Price unclipped, DJ flap.; 50290; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Citizen of New Salem

By: HORGAN, Paul, Illustrated by Douglas GORSLINE

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy: 1961

Edition: Book Club Edition

Stock No.: 70094


Depiction of the early life of Abraham Lincoln, working (among other things) as a 'flatboatman' in New Salem, Illinois. In dandy shape, artwork on cover of a tree with gilt leaves, bright gilt lettering spine. Dotted w/illustrations throughout. DJ has sm tears; in removable mylar protector. ; LK41226; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Modern Library #234.1)

By: JEFFERSON, Thomas; (Edited by KOCH, Adrienne; PEDEN, William)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1950]

Stock No.: 81587


This Modern Library complilation includes Jefferson's "Autobiography", "The Declaration of Independence", "Biographical Sketches of Famous Men" as well as essays, journals, public papers and much more. Edited and with an introduction by Adrienne Koch & William Peden. Indexed. Image of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington on jacket. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endp... View more info

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A Jefferson Profile: As Revealed in His Letters

By: JEFFERSON, Thomas; PADOVER, Saul K. (editor)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, John Day Company: 1956

Stock No.: 60029


Collection of Jefferson's letters in a sharp copy. In full green cloth covers w/facsimile T.J. signat. frt. DJ chipped (especially at head of spine) with price clipped flap; in mylar protector. Poignant gift inscription, front free endpaper.; 60029; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 359 pages View more info

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The White House and its Thirty-Three Families (New, Enlarged Edition)

By: JENSEN, Amy La Follette

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1962

Stock No.: 81307


Stated new enlarged edition, third printing. A wide-ranging history of the White House in Washington, D. C., its presidential occupants and their families. This work spans the presidencies of John Adams through John F. Kennedy and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the residence. With dozens of black & white photos. Trove of color magazine clippings showing the interior of the White House laid in. --- In ivory paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with titling gilt-... View more info

Image for Behind the Scenes: Formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Lincoln or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (Lakeside Classics No. 96)

Behind the Scenes: Formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Lincoln or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (Lakeside Classics No. 96)

By: KECKLEY, Elizabeth (author); FOSTER, Frances Smith (editor)

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 81951


A Lakeside Classic edition, presenting the memoirs of Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907). Miss Keckley, was born into slavery, where she remained for thirty years. She eventually was able to buy her freedom and made her way to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a seamstress. She became an intimate of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the president. --- This deluxe edition edited and introduced by Frances Smith Foster. Includes a frontis photographic portrait of Keckley, several a... View more info

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God and Ronald Reagan A Spiritual Life

By: KENGOR, Paul

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Regan Books/Harper Collins: 2004

Edition: Sixth Printing

Stock No.: 71785


Good copy, clean and bright. Slight amount of curling, top edge of DJ. Insignificant bump near mid front hinge. Interior clean & bright. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 pages View more info

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Roosevelt and Churchill, 1939-1941: The Partnership That Saved the West

By: LASH, Joseph P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co. , Inc.: 1976

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 71403


Full-sized book club edition. Examination of relationship between Sir Winston and FDR in a good copy. In full red cloth covers with European maps (front endpapers) and Pacific theatre maps (back endpapers) as well as a section of b&w photos in mid-volume. Dust wrapper chipped at edges and in removable mylar protector.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 528 pages View more info

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The Literary Works of Abraham Lincoln

By: LINCOLN, Abraham

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1970

Stock No.: 77414


Some of the most-admired writings of Mr. Lincoln (chiefly letters, speeches and essays) are collected here in this attractive edition, with slipcase. With illustrations in color and black & white by John Steuart Curry. Selected, and with an introduction, by Carl Van Doren. --- In pale grey cloth-covered boards with line drawing of Mr. Lincoln on cover; titling in silver on black spine block. Sandglass flyer specific to this work laid in. --- Volume in excellent conditio... View more info

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Lincoln's Stories and Speeches (The World's Popular Classics)

By: LINCOLN, Abraham; ALLEN, Edward Frank (editor)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Books, Inc.: [c.1930s-40s]

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 79396


A collection of anecdotes, letters and speeches by Abraham Lincoln in a possible book club edition. Edited by Edward Frank Allen. --- In full green cloth-covered boards w/titling and decorations gilt-stamped on spine; green top stain. Undated, but likely published c.1930s-40s. "Art-Type Edition". Lacks a dust jacket. --- A sound, unmarked copy but with a little discoloration to covers and a couple of leaves with either a spill or a crease.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 t... View more info

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Abraham Lincoln Speeches and Writings: Volume 1: 1832-1858

By: LINCOLN, Abraham; Don E. FEHRENBACHER (editor)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Library of America: 1989

Edition: Ninth Printing

Stock No.: 72141


Very sharp copy, in full blue cloth covers with a minor stain, spine. Publisher logo has faded at base of spine. Interior clean & crisp, unmarked and in top shape. With satin ribbon bookmark. Slipcase with gilt publisher logo and design; w/adhesive removal remnants; otherwise undamaged. [Any reference to DJ applies to slipcase. ] ; Library of America; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 898 pages View more info

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Washington: The Capital (Classics Edition)

By: LLEWELLYN, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, Virginia, Thomasson-Grant Publishing, Inc.: 1989

Stock No.: 81308


The sights in and around Washington D.C. are offered in this portfolio of artisic color photos by Robert Llewellyn. Includes biographies of presidents and first ladies from Washington through Reagan. With a foreword by Clement E. Conger. --- In padded black leatherette covers, with titling and elaborate decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Volume lacks a dust jacket. -- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 168 pages View more info

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Little Masterpieces: Lord Macaulay [Selected Writings]

By: MACAULAY, Lord (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 79445


A 1901 edition in this collection of selected writings by the noted 19th Century British historian Lord Macaulay (Thomas Babington Macaulay). Includes his "The Puritans", "Dr. Samuel Johnson" and other writings. With tissue-protected black and white engraved frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red ... View more info

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Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World

By: MacMILLAN, Margaret

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82024


A first edition of author's study of the historic visit made by U.S. President Richard Nixon to the China of Chairman Mao in 1972. The visit triggered a major shift in U.S.-Chinese relations. With a section of black & white plates. --- In black paper-covered boards with spine titling in gilt. Dust jacket with photo of Nixon and Mao greeting one another. --- A very nice copy, clean, bright and newish. Unclipped jacket with slight rubbing, is otherwise undamaged.; Tall Oct... View more info

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The Sage of Monticello

By: MALONE, Dumas

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1981

Stock No.: 73948


Sixth and final volume in author's Pulitzer-winning examination of the life of the third US President; covers the period from the end of his presidency through his retirement years in Monticello. In navy full-cloth covers with Jefferson medallion design in gilt on cover; titling in gilt on spine. Publisher's navy topstain. With an introduction by the author; plus several inserted plates featuring b&w photos and index. With bumped corner; otherwise clean, unmarked and fir... View more info

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The Death of a President: November 20-November 25, 1963

By: MANCHESTER, William

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1967

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 81302


A painstakingly detailed analysis of the assassination of John F. Kennedy by the noted 20th century historian, William Manchester in a full-sized book club edition. With a section of maps showing venues involved at rear of volume along with an index. --- In full blue cloth covers with gilt-stamped spine titling. Simple navy blue jacket with full-sized photographic portrait of Manchester on back cover. --- With edgewear & with mildly bumped corners. Interior with rubberst... View more info

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Truman

By: McCULLOUGH, David

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1992

Stock No.: 77549


22nd printing of the trade edition of the author's monumental biography of U. S. President Harry S. Truman. With three sections of b&w plates; indexed. --- A bright, firm copy but w/binder's glue near spine on lower textblock edge. Jacket in great shape. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 1117 pages View more info

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John Adams

By: McCULLOUGH, David

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 2001

Stock No.: 77633


19th printing. The author's stellar, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the second U. S. President, John Adams, draws heavily on his letters to and from his beloved wife Abigail. Includes numerous photos and drawings. With endnotes, bibliography and index. --- In full black paper-covered hardcovers with gilt-stamped titling on spine. Jacket with Gilbert Stuart portrait on the cover. --- A clean, firm copy but with some markings on textblock edges. Jacket with several te... View more info

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Theodore Rex

By: MORRIS, Edmund

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2001

Stock No.: 74419


Second Printing. In black paper-covered boards with gilt titling & decorations, spine. Interior bears numerous photos; indexed. Bright, clean & unmarked. DJ intact and complete; bears orig. $35 flap price. The highly acclaimed sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt' of Teddy Roosevelt in an attractive, undamaged copy. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 772 pages View more info

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Lincoln's War The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief

By: PERRET, Geoffrey

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71898


Accent is on Mr. Lincoln as Commander in Chief in this bio of the great American President. In full black paperboard covers, with no interior markings. DJ has sm superficial scratches & rippling at edges; otherwise in good shape. In removable mylar protector. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 496 pages View more info

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George Washington A Life

By: RANDALL, Willard Sterne

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey U. S. A., Galahad Books: 2006

Stock No.: 72309


Detailed bio of first American President in a good copy. Clean & bright interior; flypage torn out. Substance (glue? ) has hardened on outside of back cover corners; otherwise in good shape. Dust jacket slightly scuffed, otherwise like-new cond. ; Galahad Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 560 pages View more info

Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty Year Struggle and Final Triumph over Communism

By: Schweizer, Peter

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Doubleday and Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 60158


RR's political journey as an anti-communist is detailed in this outstanding copy. First Ed. w/full no. line publisher's pg.; orig. DJ flap price of $26.00 present.; 60158; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Reagan: The Man and His Presidency The Oral History of an Era

By: Strober, Gerald & Deborah Hart Strober

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1998

Stock No.: 73105


Authors' unique perspective on Ronald Reagan's presidency involves interviews with over a hundred key players and their direct quotes regarding moments along the way. First Edition/First Printing.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 622 pages View more info

Abigail Adams

By: Whitney, Janet

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Geroge G. Harrap and Company Ltd.: 1949

Stock No.: 60498


Rare bio. of America's "first emancipated woman" in a nice copy. In full orange cloth covers w/A.A.'s photo frontispiece & maps of old Boston frt. endpapers. B&W glossy illustrations. Black mark on publisher's page. DJ very tattered and chipped now; w/missing piece at spine and in Brodart protector.; 60498; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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John Adams, A character sketch

By: Willard, Samuel

Price: $19.00

Publisher: H.G. Campbell Pub. Co: 1903

Stock No.: 71437


No DJ. Very rarely seen copy of biography of 2nd US President. In brick red full cloth covers; with scuffed edges espec at head & tail of spine. Interior is yellowed, with possible publisher's sticker over upper 1/4 of front pastedown [obscuring something]. Previous retailer's indelible price front endpaper; interior clean and tight, with slight beginnings of separation at rear of vol. ; Great Americans of history; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages View more info

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Reagan's America: Innocents at Home

By: Wills, Garry

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday and Company: 1987

Stock No.: 60008


Author looks at President Ronald Reagan's overwhelming popularity with the American people. In good shape, stated 1st Ed. Publisher's page. DJ chipped top & bottom but intact, in mylar protector, and bearing original $19.95 flap price. ; 60008; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Honor's Voice The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

By: WILSON, Douglas L.

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Stock No.: 71875


Nice copy of author's work, which narrows itself to the years 1831-1842. In full maroon & black paperboard covers. Stated 1st ed but no price on DJ flap. DJ has mock scratches on front, as published. Clean and bright, unmarked. Dust wrapper in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 383 pages View more info