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A Compleat History of the Whole Proceedings of the Parliament of Great Britain Against Dr. Henry Sacheverell: With His Tryal Before the House of Peers, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors
1 A Compleat History of the Whole Proceedings of the Parliament of Great Britain Against Dr. Henry Sacheverell: With His Tryal Before the House of Peers, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors
London: J. Baker, 1710. A Compleat History of the Whole Proceedings of the Parliament of Great Britain Against Dr. Henry Sacheverell with His Tryal Before the House of Peers for High Crimes and Misdemeanors; the Reasons of Those Lords That Enter'd Their Protests; etc. London: J. Baker, 1710. 12mo, contemporary calf with five raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration on spine.. An important document for the history of the Anglican Church. Sacheverell had attacked the Queen, the Whigs and the Bishop of Salisbury in two controversial sermons. He was then summoned before the House of Lords for trial. He was judged guilty and suspended for three years; and the two sermons ordered to be burned at the Royal Exchange. This made him a martyr in the eyes of the populace and (along with heavy taxes on Londoners) resulted in several riots in London and other areas of the country. The rioting in turn led to the downfall of the government ministry later that year and the passing of the Riot Act in 1714. This treatise contains the most important speeches of the month-long trial and a list of the individual peers with their decision for or against Sacheverell. Covers are edgeworn with several small stains, but generally clean and tight; partial separation inside front cover at edge of paste-down but has not detached. Text block clean and tight with only minimal toning and little foxing.. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Resist Not Evil, Darrow, Clarence
2 Darrow, ClarenceResist Not Evil
Chicago: Charles Kerr, 1903. First Edition, Cloth. Good. No Jacket, as Issued.. 8vo - over 7. First edition of an early Darrow title examining the causes of crime and the evil and unsatifactory results of punishment. Green binding, white lettering and decoration on front board. Contents fine. Binding lightly soiled, corners and edges lightly rubbed.. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Departmental Ditties, Barrack Room Ballads, and other Verses, Kipling, Rudyard
3 Kipling, RudyardDepartmental Ditties, Barrack Room Ballads, and other Verses
NY: U.S. Book Company, 1890. 1st ed., 12mo, Maroon cloth, beveled edges, gilt titles and top. Scarce first state with 'Lovell' on the backstrip and the copyright notice on verso of title page. Later issues generally have the backstrip blank; some have Lovell Coryell. Some have Lovell Coryell on the title page and some have no date on verso. This is the first American edition of the Ditties and first edition altogether of seventeen Barrack Room Ballads, including such famous poems as Gunga Din, Fuzzy Wuzzy, and Mandalay. Very good; minor edge and corner wear; a few small blemishes on front cover appear to be pencil erasure; light rubbing to top and bottom of spine; front hinge cracked. [Livingston 55]. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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4 Matthiessen, PeterIn the Spirit of Crazy Horse
First edition. NY: Viking, 1983. Fine in price-clipped d/w. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse chronicles the history between the Sioux and the United States government, with emphasis on the 1971 shoot-out at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a 71-day, armed stand-off between federal and state agents and upon the 1975 shootout involving the AIM activist Leonard Peltier in which two FBI agents were killed. Matthiessen investigates his later trial and conviction; and the controversies surrounding the case. Bill Janklow, the former Republican state attorney general and governor of South Dakota, and David Price, an agent with the FBI, filed libel suits against Viking Press for contents of the book. Janklow also filed a suit against the author Matthiessen. In an unusual action, he filed a suit against three South Dakota booksellers for selling copies of the book. Viking Press filed a countersuit against Janklow, which in part alleged he had interfered with the company's constitutional rights to publish and distribute the book. The lawsuits prevented the book from being published in paperback for eight years. The rulings in favor of Matthiessen and the publishers was a major free speech case.. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Sleepy Lagoon Case, Welles, Orson
5 Welles, OrsonThe Sleepy Lagoon Case
1st ed., second printing with the original 5c price at the bottom of the cover. Covers age-toned with a couple of light stains. Paper cover pulling from one of the staples, but still intact. Pencil erasures on back cover and one interior page.. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Sleepy Lagoon Case, Welles, Orson
6 Welles, OrsonThe Sleepy Lagoon Case
Los Angeles: Citizens Committee for the Defense of Mexican-American Youth, 1942. 1st ed., 1st printing (June 1943, limited to 10,000 copies). Generally fine condition overall with some very light spotting along edge of front cover. The prologue page has serious toning from a contemporary news clipping that was laid inside.. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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