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1 (Adams, Franklin Pierce). Ashley, Sally F.P.A.: The Life and Times of Franklin Pierce Adams
New York: Beaufort Books Publishers, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A breezy, happy, affectionate portrait of a once-famous newspaperman's life and the carefree and productive era in American letters in which he lived, presenting both the private man and the public citizen. Out-of-print 
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2 (Adams, Henry). Decker, William Merrill THE LITERARY VOCATION OF HENRY ADAMS
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, (1990). 0807818747 / 9780807818749 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Tall octavo. 323 pages; notes, bibliography, index. 
An insightful study focusing on Adams's relationship with his audience, emphasizing his rhetorical strategies in his effort to create a dialogue with his readers, and his struggle to redefine America as a nation of millenial promise. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Beach, Joseph Perkins). Delgado, James P., editor THE LOG OF APOLLO: Joseph Perkins Beach's Journal of the Voyage of the Ship APOLLO from New York to San Francisco 1849
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1986. First edition: one of 550 copies printed. Publication number 183. With eight plates (two fold-out) including two maps and a facsimile journal page. Hardcover. Fine in vivid, blue cloth with printed labels to front cover and spine; original clear dust jacket that has yellowed somewhat with age. Tipped-in frontis-illustration of San Francisco from Telegraph Hill showing the Apollo at the wharves. Large octavo. 
Comprehensive journal of the 8-month voyage, kept by the owner's son, and published here for the first time; accompanied by descriptions of Beach's career before and after the trip. The first definitive biography of a member of the "Gold Rush Fleet." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 (Blackwell, Elizabeth). Baker, Rachel THE FIRST WOMAN DOCTOR: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.
New York: Julian Messner, Inc., (1944). 0671326457 / 9780671326456 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good, in orange cloth with brown lettering; lacking dust jacket. 
Biography of the the first woman to complete a course of study at a medical college and receive the M.D. degree. Aimed at a juvenile audience. Illustrated by Corinne Malvern. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 (Castiglioni, Luigi). Translated and edited by Antonio Pace LUIGI CASTIGLIONI'S TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA, 1785-87: with Natural History Commentary and Luigi Castiglioni's BOTANICAL OBSERVATIONS
Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1983. 0815622643 / 9780815622642 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Tall octavo. This is the first complete translation from the Italian of a classic natural history/travel book originally published in Italy in 1790. BOTANICAL OBSERVATIONS is translated by Pace and edited by Joseph & Nesta Ewan. Facsimile illustrations. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 (Clinton, William Jefferson). Blumenthal, Sidney THE CLINTON WARS
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2003). 0374125023 / 9780374125028 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
822 pages; index. Eight black-and-white plates. The assistant and senior advisor to President Clinton from 1997-2001 provides details of Clinton's journey to the White House and his struggles once inside, in a book that is part history and part memoir. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 (Cook, Dave). Collier, William Ross and Westrate, Edwin Victor DAVE COOK OF THE ROCKIES: Frontier General, Fighting Sheriff, And Leader of Men
New York: Rufus Rockwell Wilson Incorporated, 1936. B0006ANL46 First edition, first printing. Illustrated from contemporary photographs taken by Joseph Collier. 224 pages. Hardcover. Offsetting from laid-in clipping to front endsheets, else fine; in a very good minus dust jacket: worn, edge-torn, age-darkened, rubbed, soiled, reinforced from verso with cello-tape. 
Cook traveled to Colorado in 1858, and later became a soldier, city marshal of Denver, sheriff of Arapaho County, United States marshal, general of the Colorado Militia and founder and chief of the Rocky Mountain Detective Association. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 (DuBois, W.E.B.) Marable, Manning W.E.B. DuBois: Black Radical Democrat
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1986). 0805777504 / 9780805777505 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; without dust jacket, as issued. 285 pages; notes and sources; bibliography; and index. 
Twayne's Twentieth Century American Biography Series No. 3. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 (Ford, John). Jones, Herbert G. OLD PORTLAND TOWN
Portland, Maine: The Machigonne Press, 1938. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Light wear to the blue cloth covers, faint foxing to the endsheets, tiny area of dampstain to front free endsheet, thus very good plus; no dust jacket. 
Collection of Jones's pieces on Portland, Maine, written primarily for radio broadcast, but here set down by popular demand. SIGNED by the author with an inscription to filmmaker John (Jack) Ford, who was born in Maine and lived in Portland as a child. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 (Garfield, James A.). Leech, Margaret and Harry J. Brown THE GARFIELD ORBIT: The Life of President James A. Garfield
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1978). 0060125519 / 9780060125516 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Re-creation of the life of James A. Garfield--twentieth President of the United States. Miss Leech died in 1974, and the last three chapters, on Garfield in Congress and his brief presidency, were written by Harry J. Brown, editor of Garfield's diaries. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 (Gates, Percival T.) Vaughan, David K.,editor AN AMERICAN PILOT IN THE SKIES OF FRANCE: The Diaries and Letters of Percival T. Gates, 1917-1918
Dayton, Ohio: Wright State University Press, (1992). 1882090020 / 9781882090020 First edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear to the bottom edges, else nearly fine in blue-gray cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
This represents the only first-person account of the American Air Service as seen through the eyes of an ordinary pilot, who, like his fellow pilots, had to worry about mechanical failure of the developmental aircraft of the era, in addition to the enemy. 
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12 (Harding, Florence). Anthony, Carl Sferrazza FLORENCE HARDING: The First Lady, The Jazz Age, And The Death Of America's Most Scandalous President
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1998). 0688077943 / 9780688077945 First edition, second printing. Full-page dated inscription, SIGNED by the author to the half-title page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 645 pages; index. Photographic plates. 
"FLORENCE HARDING is a magnificent biography of a much maligned, misunderstood First Lady. She truly was a forerunner of the modern First Lady. It is a fascinating, enlightening gem of a book."--Helen Thomas. A major biography. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 (Hoover, Herbert). Hawley, Ellis W., editor HERBERT HOOVER AS SECRETARY OF COMMERCE: Studies in New Era Thought and Progress
Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, (1981). 0877451095 / 9780877451099 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Herbert Hoover Centennial Seminars: 2. This volume is a collection of papers delivered at the seminar which present a more progressive Hoover than is generally recognized. 263 pages, notes, and an index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 (Jackson, Andrew). Gerson, Noel B. OLD HICKORY
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Tiny dot of soil to front free endpaper, else a sharp, bright, fine copy in black cloth-backed russet boards; in a mildly rubbed, age-toned, faintly soiled pictorial dust jacket with portrait of Old Hickory by Robert Drew. 
Full-scale biographical novel of the fiery, outspoken backwoods-born lawyer, gambler, brawler, duellist, soldier and President, whose remarkable life and career easily outpace the inventions of mere fiction. By the popular, prolific historical novelist. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 (Jackson, Andrew). Sumner, William Graham ANDREW JACKSON: As a Public Man
New York, N.Y.: Haskell House Publishers, Ltd., 1968. 0838302440 / 9780838302446 Reprint. Hardcover. Foxing to upper page edges and very minor wear to edges, else near fine in pale blue-gray cloth with yellow titles to the spine; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Title page reads: "What he was, what chances he had, and what he did with them." The Yale University graduate and professor's book on Jackson's life and career which was first published in 1882. 402 pages; index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 (James, Henry; James, William; James, Alice). Lewis, R.W.B. THE JAMESES: A FAMILY NARRATIVE
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1991). 0374178615 / 9780374178611 Book club edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a mildly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Traces the origins, development, and flowering of perhaps the most outstanding intellectual family America has ever produced. Crown octavo. 675 pages, plus index. 32 pages of illustrations. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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17 (Jefferson, Thomas). Dos Passos, John THE SHACKLES OF POWER: Three Jeffersonian Decades
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, (1988). A Collector's Edition issued by the Easton Press. Fine, in gilt-decorated full leather, hubbed spine, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, satin ribbon marker. 
Originally issued by Doubleday in 1966. 426 pages, including index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 (Jefferson, Thomas). Wibberley, Leonard YOUNG MAN FROM THE PIEDMONT: The Youth of Thomas Jefferson
New York: Ariel Books/Farrar, Straus and Company, (1963). 0374387125 / 9780374387129 First edition. Hardcover. Tiny nick to front cover, some general dust-soiling, else a near fine copy in pale cloth; in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket that shows some minor edgewear, a dot or two of soiling, upper rear flap corner-clipped, and one internal tape repair. 
Juvenile biography of the young Jefferson begins with his birth in 1743 and closes in 1776 when Mr. Jefferson dips his pen into his inkwell and begins to write,"When in the course of human events...." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 (Johnson, Lyndon). Caro, Robert A. THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON: THE PATH TO POWER
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. 0394499735 / 9780394499734 Fourth printing. Navy cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine. Hardcover. A scratch to the front cover, slight splay to the covers, shelfwear to the edges, and faint soil to the page edges, else very good plus; in a dust jacket with a scratch to the front panel. 882 pages, bibliography, notes, and an index. Large octavo. 
One hundred and five b&w plates and two maps. The first of three volumes in a detailed biography of President Johnson, tracing his life from his boyhood in Texas, through the Great Depression, and to his election as a Congressman and then Senator. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 (Kennedy, John Fitzgerald). Bugge, Brian K. THE MYSTIQUE OF CONSPIRACY: Oswald, Castro, and the CIA
(Staten Island, N.Y.): (Brian K. Bugge, Publisher), (1978). 0960170812 / 9780960170814 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, as-new, unread, in slick, illustrated wraps that betray a hint of age-toning. Cover illustration by Eric Walters. 
135 pages. Foreword by David Atlee Phillips. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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