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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

By: N/A

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, J. Baker: 1710

Seller ID: 353


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 judge... View more info

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TLS, JFK presidential campaign, Signed by Edward “Ted” Kennedy

By: Edward "Ted" Kennedy

Price: $150.00

Publisher: 1960

Seller ID: k181228a


Typed letter signed “Ted.” 8-1/2”x11” on official John F. Kennedy for President letterhead. Dated November 17, 1960. A simple letter of thanks to a Los Angeles postal office manager for his help in ensuring that campaign materials were distributed without delay. “Your personal efforts in seeing that the mailings by Campaign Report, our western newsletter, were not delayed, and received highly expeditious treatment, are very much appreciated. / Russell Benedict, who edited the newsletter, is high in the praise of the Weight Room staff, and of your kindness. / Thank you again for you... View more info

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GARIBALDI and the Making of Italy. 3 vols. [with Garibaldi´s Defence of the Roman Republic, Garibaldi and the Thousand) 1907-1912

By: George Macaulay Trevelyan

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Longman´s: 1907, 1909, 1912

Edition: Mixed set

Seller ID: vl190723d

Condition: Good


Complete set of Trevelyan´s “Garibaldi”, published in three separate volumes between 1907-1912. 8vo. Mixed Impressions, with 3 frontispieces, 114 plates, 9 maps in the text and 7 folding maps in color. Marbled boards and all page edges gilt. The set comprises: 1. Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic 1848-9 (1907); 2. Garibaldi and the Thousand May 1860, (1911); 3. Garibaldi and the Making of Italy June-November 1860 (1912). Condition: Good. Internally clean and tight overall. Covers have moderate wear and staining/spotting. Vol I is a first edition; occasional foxing, but lightl... View more info

Ecce Homo

By: Grosz, George

Price: $45.00

Seller ID: S124


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. View more info

Why England Slept

By: Kennedy, John

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Company: 1940

Seller ID: 121311


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. View more info

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The Assassin

By: Liam O'Flaherty

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London: 1928

Edition: 1st ed,

Seller ID: k190126a

Condition: Very good


Novel based on the assassination of the Irish government minister Kevin O'Higgins in 1927.CONDITION: Very good. A bright, crisp copy overall; some toning to end papers, half-title and title pages -- the latter lightly so. Dust jacket is good only; chipped corners, nicks and cracks at spine ends; price clipped; toning to interior flaps. View more info

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Discoveries and Inventions / A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860

By: Lincoln, Abraham

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, John Howell: 1915

Seller ID: 121340


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. View more info

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Reflections of a California Governor.

By: Low, Governor Frederick F.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Sacramento, Sacramento Book Collectors Club,: 1959

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000254

Condition: Fine


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 la... View more info

Secret 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

By: Martin, Luther

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Alston Mygatt: 1838

Seller ID: 1067


"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 ... View more info

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $22.00

Seller ID: 39702


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... View more info

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Sal Si Puedes [Signed by both PM and Cesar Chavez]

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $625.00

Publisher: NY: Random House: 1969

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622q


A nonfiction account of Cesar Chavez and the struggles of the United Farm Workers to form a migrant workers' union to end the dramatic exploitation of temporary farm labor that was so prevalent in the 1960s and 70s. This book was the subject of a lawsuit, and later issues of the first edition came with a legal disclaimer pasted in. Matthiessen also revised it, and a new edition was issued a couple of years later. A significant piece of reporting and social criticism, chronicling one of the important labor movements of the Sixties. signed by Matthiessen and by Cesar Chavez, who comments "This... View more info

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America's Retreat from Victory

By: McCarthy, Senator Joseph

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Devin-Adair Company: 1952

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: 1068


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. View more info

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Invertebrate Spain

By: Ortega Y Gasset, Jose

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton: 1937

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 015002


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. View more info

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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York: Viking: 1993

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed.

Seller ID: s180623a


1st ed., 8v, sienna boards/brown cloth. Matthiessen's controversial and suppressed book on the conflict between agents of the federal government and members of the radical American Indian Movement (AIM) in the 1970s, which culminated in a gun battle that left two FBI agents and one Indian dead. Matthiessen argues that the conviction of Leonard Peltier for the agents' death was a miscarriage of justice. His book was the subject of two lawsuits -- by one of the FBI agents involved in the case and by the former governor of South Dakota -- which effectively suppressed it for nearly a decade. A Su... View more info

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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse [Samizdat edition]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Peter Matthiessen: 1983

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: s180623d


Softcover “Samizdat” edition. One of several photocopied underground editions of the book, purportedly for distribution to tribal members after the publisher withdrew the book from distribution. The number produced is undetermined, but probably 50 copies or less. Very good: a bright copy internally but with several small stains to covers and light crease at left edge of front. No tears or marks. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page.Matthiessen's controversial and suppressed book on the conflict between agents of the federal government and members of the radical American Indian Moveme... View more info

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Original WW2 Mimeographed Military Orders signed by Ronald Reagan

By: Reagan, Ronald

Price: $325.00

Publisher: 1945

Seller ID: k1706304


Original World War 2 mimeographed military orders signed [in the plate] 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 punche... View more info

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Sacramento City and County Directory, 1869

By: Robert E. Draper

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Sacramento, H.S. Crocker & Co, Steam Printers and Stationers: 1869

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k181231c


8vo, cardboard covers with advtg, 275 pp. i-iv, 1-275 Includes list of Post Offices on the Pacific Coast, Money Order Offices, General Directory, City Business Directory, State Offices, Sacramento City Government, County Directory, local history and statistics, hundreds of advts. Ex Libris William Neely Johnson, with his signature on p 13. Johnson was Secretary of California’s Board of Land Commissioners, was the State’s second appointed State Librarian [an interim appointment for 4 months in 1870], and brother of Gov. John Neely Johnson [1856-1858]. Condition: Covers heavily worn; ... View more info

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TLS, Gov. Ronald Reagan “the most dependable anti-Communist on the West Coast” takes care to appoint judges who share his concerns.

By: Ronald Reagan

Price: $550.00

Publisher: 1971

Seller ID: k181227f


Typed letter signed, Ronald Reagan; Aug 16, 1971. 2 pp; 8-1/2”x11”, gubernatorial stationery and envelope. A letter to a Los Angeles constituent who had written Reagan expressing her concerns about the threat of communism. “I, too, believe it poses a very real danger. … [C]ommunist influences in the disturbances which have occurred on our university and college campuses are documented….Every precaution must be taken to make sure our schools are not utilized as tools of subversion. A distinction must be made between the advocacy of the overthrow of our constitutional form of govern... View more info

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ALS, Ronald Reagan [President of the Screen Actors Guild] to Hollywood producer Jerry Wald -- personally signed as “Ronnie”, [1959]

By: Ronald Reagan

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: 1959

Seller ID: k181228b


A one-page handwritten letter from Reagan to his close friend, film producer Jerry Wald, thanking him for his televised production of the 31st annual Academy Awards [1959]. 7-1/2”x11”, 1 page, on Reagan’s personal letterhead, dated March 27 [1959] “Dear Jerry / It is the “morning after” and my only regret is that I did not make a speech to a loud and large audience of our contemporaries. Subject of my speech would have been “Jerry Wald and how grateful we should all be because he made us look like ‘big leaguers.” In 1938 we knew we were “big leaguers” but in 1958 we ... View more info

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Editorials for a Free World

By: Welles, Orson

Price: $575.00

Publisher: Free World Magazine: 1944

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k180315e


Free World Magazine, 1944. 1st ed., 8vo, brown cloth. 28 pp. Several of Welles' political writings first published in FREE WORLD magazine between April-December 1994. Welles was an avid supporter of President Roosevelt and his views were often well in advance of political thinking of the time. Very rare: no others online, none in OCLC, no auction records. One copy, with a gift inscription to Welles, is in his papers at the University of Michigan. View more info