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New York: Bryan, Taylor & Co, 1894.
Second edition of Johnson's authoritative work on the American Civil War. Octavo, original cloth decorated in gilt, illustrated. In good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 132319
First edition of Hayes Robbins' Human Relations in Railroading; from the library of American labor activist John Philip Frey
New York: General Publishing Company, 1927.
First edition of Robbins' work on labor relations on the railroads. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of John Philip Frey with his ownership stamp to the front free endpaper. John Philip Frey was a labor activist and president of the American Federation of Labor’s Metal Trades Department during a crucial period in American labor history. In 1918, Frey became chairman of the National Bureau of Economic Research, helping to raise money and incorporate the organization in 1920. He remained chairman of the board of directors until 1927. During the presidency of AFL president William Green, Frey was one of…
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 142524
All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty.
New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994.
First edition of the author's humorous analysis of widespread global issues. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the half-title page, P.J. O'Rourke April 27, 1999 NYC." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Evelyn Kim.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 133081
The Great Treason Plot in the North During the War. Most Dangerous, Perfidious, Extensive and Startling Plot Ever Devised! Imminent Hidden Perils of the Republic. Astounding Developments Never Before Published.
Chicago: U.S. Publishing Co, n.d..
Early printing of Ayer's Civil War account. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. In good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 132537
First edition of The National Archives of The United States; inscribed by Herman J. Viola and Robert M. Warner
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1984.
First edition of this guide to the "nation's attic." Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with original photographs by Jonathan Wallen. Foreword by Robert M. Warner. Introduction by David McCullough. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To John Vernon, Herman J. Viola" and Robert M. Warner who contributed the introduction, "All good wishes Robert M. Warner." In near fine condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 132623
London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1928.
First edition, second impression of this collection of essays put forth by the Liberal Industrial Inquiry, members of which include David Lloyd George and John Maynard Keynes. Octavo, original wrappers In very good condition. Ownership inscription.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 135700
First edition of David Rieff's Going to Miami; inscribed by him and from the library of Peter Matthiessen
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1987.
First edition of Rieff's classic work on the complex history of Miami, Florida. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half title page, "For Maria, with much love. David New York IX.9.87." The recipient, Maria Eckhart was the third wife of American writer Peter Matthiessen. American writer Peter Matthiessen remains the only writer to have won the National Book Award in both nonfiction (The Snow Leopard, 1979) and fiction (Shadow Country, 2008). A prominent environmental activist, Matthiessen received the National Book Award for Fiction in 2008 at the age of 81 for Shadow Country. "No…
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 135144
"This is one of those books which makes a permanent difference to ones view of the world": First Edition of Wilfred Thesiger's Arabian Sands
New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1959.
First American edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, map on the rear pastedown. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 143506
“My education was interrupted only by my schooling": Winston Churchill's My Early Life. A Roving Commission
London: Odhams Press Limited, 1948.
Odhams Press edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 140068
Gaithersburg, MD: Olde Soldier Books, Inc., 1990.
First edition of Hunt and Brown's monumental compilation of biographical sketches of Union brevet brigadier generals in the Civil War. Quarto, original cloth decorated in gilt, profusely illustrated with portraits. In fine condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 133074
Chicago: Star Publishing Company, 1894.
First edition of Vol. II of this profusely illustrated compendium of American Civil War leaders and battles. Folio, original publisher's binding decorated in gilt, illustrated. In good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 134337
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1966.
First American edition of the author's travelogue companion piece to Mani. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, with 16 pages of illustrations. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 114533
"Patriotism, honor, glory, and national prosperity are terms to which the Christian and the mere politician attach different ideas": Second edition of American abolitionist William Jay's A Review of the Causes and Consequences of the Mexican War
Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co, 1849.
Second edition of American abolitionist and jurist William Jay's classic antiwar treatise. Octavo, original publisher's cloth, gilt titles to the spine. In good condition with some wear to the crown and foot of the spine.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 82412
London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1938.
First edition of Reid's authoritative history of the Clydesdale Bank. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, engraved frontispiece portrait of James Lumsden, the first chairman of the bank. Very good in the scarce original dust jacket which is in very good condition. With the Clydesdale Bank's complimentary slip laid in.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 124093
"The calmest voice and coolest mind in American public life": First Edition of John W. Gardner's No Easy Victories; inscribed by him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of "the father of campaign finance reform", John W. Gardner's fourth book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mariam and Andrew - affectionately, from their friend John W. Gardner." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Herb Weitman.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 110909
First Edition of Patrick Leigh Fermor's The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos; Signed by Artemis Cooper
New York: John Murray, 2013.
First edition. Octavo, original boards, illustrated endpapers. Signed by Artemis Cooper on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ed Kluz.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 140032
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1916.
First edition of this compilation of thirteen newspaper articles written by Kipling in response to a request by the Admiralty in the midst of World War I. Octavo, original blue cloth decorated in gilt, pages uncut. Near fine in the original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 120348