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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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[ENGLISH CIVIL WAR, 1642] TWO TRACTS: A machavillian plot, or A caution for England / A declaration a...for the disarming of all popish recusants...
2 [ENGLISH CIVIL WAR, 1642] TWO TRACTS: A machavillian plot, or A caution for England / A declaration a...for the disarming of all popish recusants...
London: A.N. for Ed. Husbands and I. Franke, 1642. A machavillian plot, or A caution for England, presented in a time when princes were so pious and judges durst bee valiant to declare against vunhonest slaverie. Attributed to Sir Robert Heath. London: printed Anno Dom. 1642; printed wrappers. 14 pp. Good. 6 copies in OCLC. ##### A declaration of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament : for the disarming of all popish recusants, and that it shall be lawfull for any of His Majesties subjects to seize upon the persons of all such as shall execute the illegall Commission of array : together with a declaration of the Lords and Commons in Parliament that all persons whatsoever which shall assist His Majesty in this vvar with horse, arms, or money shall be traytors to His Majesty, the Parliament, and kingdom. London: Printed by A.N. for Ed. Husbands and I. Franke ..., August 24, 1642 8 pp. 6 copies in OCLC. ##### When Charles I came to the English throne in 1625, he inherited the rocky relationship his father had with Parliament. Charles I was a strong believer in the divine right of kings and resented Parliamentary objections to his tax-raising efforts and his marriage to a Spanish Catholic princess. In 1629, Charles locked the doors to Parliament and refused to allow them to meet. By 1640, however, Charles needed Parliament to approve new taxes so he could continue his fight against Scottish rebels. Parliament’s demands that Charles curb his power in exchange for approving taxes, and public criticisms of the king and his marriage to a Catholic by some members of Parliament led Charles to call for the arrest of five of his most vocal critics in the spring of 1642. Parliament members had been tipped off of the impending arrests and managed to flee to safety. Over the next months, tensions increased as both sides raised forces. They met in battle at Edgehill on October 23, 1642. Over the next ten years, war ravaged the country as the Parliamentarians (also known as the roundheads) slowly gained ground over the Royalists (also known as the cavaliers), ultimately resulting in the trial and execution of Charles I, the exile of his son Charles II, and the establishment of the English Commonwealth under the rule of Oliver Cromwell. [wikipedia]. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces., Franklin, Benjamin
3 Franklin, BenjaminPolitical, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces.
London: J. Johnson, 1779. 8vo, half-leather, marbled boards, black label with gilt titles and ribbed lines on spine. 565 pp. plus 8-page Addenda and Corragenda. 1st edition thus. [Published earlier that year in an exceedingly rare 4to format] This definitive collection of Franklin essays, many printed here for the first time, is the only edition of Franklin's political and philosophical writings printed during his lifetime. The collection was edited by his friend Benjamin Vaughan with Franklin's knowledge and consent, and contains an 'errata' [Addenda & Corrigenda] made by him for it. Published in London while Franklin was serving as America's ambassador, the work includes many of his writings on the colonial rebellion and British measures leading up to it. Lacking the portrait frontispiece portrait prepared for the 4to edition and found in some copies of the 8vo but with the three scientific plates (one folding), and folding table. Good+:Front hinge lightly cracked, end papers soiled; 19th century bookseller seal [T. Connlly - Dublin] on front pastedown. Light-moderate wear overall with rubbing to spine and extremities. Text block and plates clean and tight with light scattered foxing, An extremely good copy overall. [Ford 342. Howes F330. Sabin 25565.]. 
Price: 7500.00 USD
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4 Grosz, GeorgeEcce Homo
New York: Brussel & Brussel. 1965, 1965. (First edition thus). Small folio. Gilt titled paper covered boards. Near fine in near fine price-clipped d/w. [d/w has a very light discoloration 1/" wide across cover) First U.S. edition of Grosz' work which was suppressed in Germany shortly after its publication. Contains 16 watercolors and 84 drawings.. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 Kennedy, JohnWhy England Slept
London: Hutchinson & Company, 1940. 1st UK edition, first printing. Hutchison & Co. Ltd (London), 1940. In original dust-jacket with 3s/6p price intact. The book is in good condition: some age-toning and very light foxing on end-papers with very minor shelf-wear to covers. Interior pages are yellowed at edges, but not brittle. (As usual for the cheap wartime pulp paper.) No chips or tears. The dust jacket is in generally good shape with a 1/2"x3/4" chip at top of spine, a 1/4"x1/2" open tear on middle of front cover and numerous small nicks and shelf-wear along edges. Nevertheless an attractive copy of Kennedy's first book.. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Discoveries and Inventions / A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860, Lincoln, Abraham
6 Lincoln, AbrahamDiscoveries and Inventions / A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860
San Francisco: John Howell, 1915. A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860. 1st ed., thus. 8vo, red boards. Printed for San Francisco bookseller John Howell by SF printer John Henry Nash. One of 250 copies printed d on Fabriano Italian Hand-made paper. This is copy no. 68. Interior is clean, tight and bright. Covers have surface wear and several small nicks along edges and top of spine.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Reflections of a California Governor., Low, Governor Frederick F.
7 Low, Governor Frederick F.Reflections of a California Governor.
Sacramento: Sacramento Book Collectors Club,, 1959. First Thus, Decorative Cloth. Fine. No Jacket, as Issued.. 4to - over 9¾. The texts of a "Memoir" (1877-1878) and an interview (1883) between Low and H.H. Bancroft, in which the ninth governor of California (1863-1867) reflected on his business and political life, with particular emphasis on the Gold Rush, the railroads, and the question of Chinese immigration. Club publication number 7. Limited to 310 copies, printed by the Grabhorn Press. 78 pp. Edited, with Preface and Notes by Robert H. Becker. Quarto. Pp. xiii, [1], 78. Frontis portrait in color. Initials printed in red, yellow and black. Notes, index. Half tan linen over red patterned boards, leather spine label, gilt. [Grabhorn: 605; Rocq: 6771].. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 Martin, LutherSecret Proceedings and Debates of the Convention Assembled at Philadelphia in the Year 1787, for the Purpose of Forming the Constitution on the United States of America
Cincinnati: Alston Mygatt, 1838. "From The Notes Taken By The Late Robert Yates, Esq. Chief Justice Of New York, And Copied By John Lansing, Jun. Esq. Late Chancellor Of That State, Members Of That Convention Including The Genuine Information Laid Before The Legislature Of Maryland By Luther Martin, Esq. Then Attorney General Of That State, And A Member Of The Same Convention Also, Other Historical Documents Relative To The Federal Compact Of The North American Union." This is a later printing; first published in 1821. Fair condition: Interior is very sound and clean with no loose signatures but some light foxing. Front and rear covers are heavily rubbed and chipped; most of spine is missing or detached.. 
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9 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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America's Retreat from Victory, McCarthy, Senator Joseph
10 McCarthy, Senator JosephAmerica's Retreat from Victory
New York: Devin-Adair Company, 1952. 1st ed., 12mo, blue cloth, 186 pp. Good: External appearance is fine, but pages were printed on cheap paper and have browned along edges. Small ink star on front end paper. In good d/w with numerous creases and nicks along edges and a 1" open tear at bottom of front cover.. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Invertebrate Spain, Ortega Y Gasset, Jose
11 Ortega Y Gasset, JoseInvertebrate Spain
New York: W.W. Norton, 1937. 1st, 8vo, black cloth. Very good-near fine copy in VG d/w. Book has some light staining inside covers, otherwise fine. The staining appears to be an image transfer from the yellow d/w flaps. D/w has edgewear and a few small nicks but no significant tears or chips.. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Original WW2 Mimeographed Military Orders signed by Ronald Reagan, Reagan, Ronald
12 Reagan, RonaldOriginal WW2 Mimeographed Military Orders signed by Ronald Reagan
1945. Original World War 2 mimeographed military orders signed in by Capt. Ronald Reagan - 5 leaves, 8-1/2x11, dated February-April 1945. Reagan served in the 18th Army Air Force Base Unit (the Motion Picture Unit) as Captain and Adjutant. One of his duties was to sign the unit's official orders. These five sheets are all related to duty assignments given to Hollywood producer/director Jack J. Bernhard, another member of the Motion Picture Unit. One sheet is very good - brown-toned with a 3/4" closed tear at left. The other four are in fine condition. All sheets are top-hole punched. NOTE: These are NOT original signatures; Reagan's signature is in the mimeographed print. While not wet-ink signatures, these relics of Reagan's army period are unusual and scarce.. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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Liberty and the Great Libertarians, Sprading, Charles T.
13 Sprading, Charles T.Liberty and the Great Libertarians
Los Angeles: Self-published, 1913. 1st edition; a nearly pristine copy in very scarce dust jacket. Los Angeles, published by the author, 1913. An anthology on liberty. Among the authors from whom passages have been selected are: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, John Stuart Mill, Emerson, Thoreau, Ingersoll, Henry George, Bernhard Shaw, Oliver Shreiner, and Maria Montessori. A very small binding blemish at bottom of spine; rear end-papers discolored. D/w is near fine; chips at top and bottom of spine.. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Open Conspiracy - Blueprints for a World Revolution, Wells, H.G.
14 Wells, H.G.The Open Conspiracy - Blueprints for a World Revolution
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1928. 1st ed, in d/w. 16mo, black cloth, 156 pp. Very good copy overall, but with the original London bookseller's gummed label affixed to front cover; light toning inside covers and endpapers.D/w is soiled with several small nicks along edges.. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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