Limited edition engraving by artist Frederick Reynolds, signed by both the artist and Woodrow Wilson, one of 300 numbered. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19.5 inches by 24 inches. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
First Edition of Woodrow Wilson's Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics; Signed by Him
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1888.
First edition of Woodrow Wilson’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Woodrow Wilson Princeton 12 February ’09.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed by Wilson.
Progressive era “Battle Flag” from 1912 with a printed portrait of Theodore Roosevelt at the center surrounded by the text “Progressive/Roosevelt 1912 Battle Flag”, with the initials “D & C” at the lower left. The flag measures 21 inches by 24 inches. Frustrated that he did not win the Republican nomination for the Presidency in 1912, Roosevelt founded the Progressive or the “Bull Moose” party in order to challenge the Republican incumbent William Howard Taft. Both would ultimately lose to Democrat Woodrow Wilson. Framed. An exceptional example.
Paris: Flammarion, 1969.
First edition of this posthumously published work by the legendary chef, who is considered to be the father of modern French cuisine. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Warmly inscribed by Mary Louise Point on the half-title page to Richard Sajbel, a Woodrow Wilson scholar who went to France in the 1960’s and returned to Palo Alto in the early 1970’s to teach cooking. Two postcards featuring the exterior and interior of La Pyramide are laid in. Address label of Richard Sajbel on front free endpaper. Introduction by Felix Benoit. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
A portrait of Bernard Baruch signed to humorist Harry Hershfield. It reads, “For Harry Hershfield who radiates sunshine and good feeling wherever he goes with appreciation and best wishes from one who has basked in that sunshine BM Baruch 1952.” Hershfield was an American cartoonist, humor writer and radio personality. He was known as “the Jewish Will Rogers”. He also was a columnist for the New York Daily Mirror. His books include Laugh Louder, Live Longer and Now I’ll Tell One. As a comics artist he is best remembered for his newspaper comic Abie the Agent. The image measures 7.75 inches by 10.75 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22.5 inches by 18.5 inches. A nice association, uncommon with such a warm inscription.
New York: Times Books, 1992.
First edition of this work by the former Federal Reserve chairman. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Things do change! Paul Volcker 5/2/15.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Marjorie Anderson. Jacket illustration by Lawrence Ratzkin.
"Free government can not long survive when the thousands enjoy the wealth of the country and the millions share its poverty in common": First editions of the Speeches of William Jennings Bryan; volume II inscribed by him
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1913.
First edition of the collected speeches of William Jennings Bryan. Small octavo, two volumes, original blind-stamped cloth with gilt titles to the spine, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author with tissue guard to volume I. With a biographical introduction by Mary Baird Bryan, his wife. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume II, “To Mr. S. D. Green with compliments & good wishes of William Jennings Bryan.” In near fine condition. A sharp set.
Autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. One page on United States Supreme Court letterhead and addressed to Mr. Bernard Weeks the letter reads in part, “Dear Mr. Weeks, thanks for your birthday greeting. Cordially, Louis D. Brandeis.” Double matted and framed with a portrait of Brandeis and a view in the rear of the frame of the original envelope addressed to Weeks in Brandeis’ hand. Rare and desirable.
"Religion is the relation between man and his maker - the most important relationship into which man enters": First edition of William Jennings Bryan's In His Image; inscribed by him
New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1922.
First edition of the 41st United States Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan’s classic treatise on religion. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. S.D. Green with compliments & good wishes of William Jennings Bryan.” In near fine condition.
First Edition of The Shores of Light: A Literary Chronicle of the Twenties and Thirties; Inscribed by Edmund Wilson
New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, Inc., 1952.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "To Polly Murseh in memory of the New Republic from Edmund Wilson New York Oct. 8, 1952." Fine in a very good dust jacket with a piece of tape to the rear panel.