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NIXON: Volumes One and Two; The Education of a Politician 1913-1962 | The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972. Stephen E. Ambrose, Richard M. Nixon. NIXON: Volumes One and Two; The Education of a Politician 1913-1962 | The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1989). First edition. Two volumes: first printing of volume two, second printing of volume one. BOTH VOLUMES INSCRIBED BY AMBROSE. The first two volumes in Ambrose's Nixon trilogy. Illustrated with photos. Volume one: Slight lean at top of spine still very good to fine in bright, near fine dust jacket. Volume two: Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, boards gently edge rubbed, barely perceptible nick midway in rear board, and very faint offset on the pastedowns from the dust jacket, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with some sunning and light shelf wear, and edges barely rubbed and creased. A nice set and uncommon inscribed.

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THE RED WHITE AND BLACK: A PATRIOTIC DEMONSTRATION. Bradley Burg, , Eric Bentley. THE RED WHITE AND BLACK: A PATRIOTIC DEMONSTRATION.
New York: Liberation, 1970. First edition. Volume 15, No. 3 of Liberation Magazine, devoted entirely to Eric Bentley's satirical play but featuring some of Bradley Burg's music written for the play. White, stapled paperwraps printed in black and red. Touch of soiling and rubbing, else fine. SIGNED by Bentley on the front cover.

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A MAN CALLED INTREPID: The Secret War [The Authentic Account of the Most Significant Secret Diplomacy and Decisive Intelligence Operations of World War II]. Warren E. Burger, By William Stevenson. A MAN CALLED INTREPID: The Secret War [The Authentic Account of the Most Significant Secret Diplomacy and Decisive Intelligence Operations of World War II]..
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1976). Later printing. Illustrated with photographs. FROM THE LIBRARY OF CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN E. BURGER with his ownership signature and personal bookplate gilt-stamped with the Supreme Court seal on front pastedown. Stevenson's book was a runaway best seller that year. This copy was a Christmas gift to Burger from his wife; inscribed on the endpaper, "For Warren / Christmas - 1976 [underscore] Elvera." Near fine with edges of boards a little faded. In fine dust jacket with subtle crease to spine and tiny red "dot" sticker next to price on front flap. Pale blue slip labeled "Library [underscore] Supreme Court, U.S." laid in.

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OUR GOVERNMENT. James M. Cain. OUR GOVERNMENT.
New York: Knopf, 1930. First edition. The hard-boiled mystery writer's first regularly published book, essays of sorts in a series of imagined dialogues on the workings and non-workings of government. Octavo gray cloth boards stamped in black (or perhaps dark blue) on front and spine, publisher's logo blindstamped on back board; in first-issue dust jacket with dollar sign on front. Top edge stain faded and lightly foxed otherwise near fine in good or better dust jacket with toning, moderate chipping, some soiling and general wear, A scarce book, scarcer still in any jacket much less this first-issue one.

[Book #54059]       Price: $750.00
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THE REAGAN YEARS. Carter. Hodding. THE REAGAN YEARS.
New York: George Braziller, (1988). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in bold dust jacket.

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THE LIBERATOR: Volume 1, No. 12, February, 1919. Max Eastman, , Crystal Eastman. THE LIBERATOR: Volume 1, No. 12, February, 1919.
(New York: The Liberator Publ. Co. 1919). First edition. The Liberator was a monthly socialist magazine established by siblings Max and Crystal Eastman in 1918. It continued the work of The Masses, which was shut down by the wartime mailing regulations of the U.S. government. (Wikipedia). The Liberator featured art, poetry, and fiction, as well as political reporting and commentary. This issue with portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Boardman Robinson on front cover; woodcuts by J. J. Lankes, and cartoons by Art Young, et al; poetry by Hazel Hall, Nina Bull, Rose Henderson, Elizabeth Jane Coastsworth, Beulah Amidon, et al; and contributions from the editors, Charles W. Wood, Inez Haynes Irwin, et al. Stapled paperwraps, approximately 8.5 x 10.75", 50pp plus covers. Few tiny edge tears, otherwise fine.

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THE MASSES: Vol. IX, No. 12, October, 1917, Issue No. 76. Max Eastman. THE MASSES: Vol. IX, No. 12, October, 1917, Issue No. 76.
(New York: Masses Publ. Co. 1917). First edition. The penultimate issue with memorial notice printed inside front cover, "Sacred to the Memory of our Second Class Mailing Privileges." The Masses, a graphically innovative magazine of socialist politics, was published monthly from 1911 until 1917, when federal prosecutors brought charges against its editors for conspiring to obstruct conscription. (Wikipedia). Its final issue was Nov./Dec. 1917. It published reportage, fiction, poetry and art by the leading radicals of the time such as Max Eastman, John Reed, Dorothy Day, and Floyd Dell. Contents in this issue include a letter from George Bernard Shaw, art by John Storrs, Boardman Robinson, Art Young, et al; articles by Eastman, Arturio Giovannitti, Mabel Dodge, Charles W. Wood, and more. THIS COPY WITH ONE-PAGE SUPPLEMENT "President Wilson's Letter to the Pope, An Editorial" by Max Eastman and a blank subscription slip laid in. Cover art by Fritz Zillig depicting the arresting image of a despondent woman with a halo of light around her head (who looks a bit like Crystal Eastman, Max's sister and soon to be co-editor of The Liberator). Stapled paperwraps, approximately 8.5 x 10.75", 42pp plus covers. Minor soiling, still fine.

[Book #54949]       Price: $600.00
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SPECIAL PEOPLE. Julie Nixon Eisenhower. SPECIAL PEOPLE.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1977). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front endpaper by the author. Near fine in dust jacket.

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EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. HARRY FLOOD BYRD OF VIRGINIA IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES: Thursday, August 8, 1940, Newspaper Clippings. James A. Farley. EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. HARRY FLOOD BYRD OF VIRGINIA IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES: Thursday, August 8, 1940, Newspaper Clippings.
Wash., D.C. Government Printing Office, 1940. First edition. A presumably unique tribute book culled from the congressional record (labeled "Not printed at Government expense") printing newspaper articles from around the country honoring Farley, the Postmaster General and Chariman of the New York State Democratic Committee, upon HIS RETIREMENT IN PROTEST OF A POSSIBLE THIRD TERM FOR FDR AFTER NOT RECEIVING ENOUGH DELEGATES TO CLINCH THE NOMINATION HIMSELF (127 pages). Also includes "Various Speeches in behalf of the Hon. James A. Farley" (90 pages). INSCRIBED BY FARLEY "To John M. Cummings, with every good wish to a real friend whom I respect and admire. James A. Farley Mar. 17, 1941." Cummings was a humorist and political columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer--at that time, a staunchly Republican paper. Also includes Farley's own 2-page call for National Unity, reprinted from the New York Times and entered into the congressional record by Pennsylvania Senator Joseph Guffey. Touch of light rubbing to spine ends, otherwise fine in green cloth binding with "Addresses by Hon. James A. Farley Aug. 8, 1940" faintly etched in neat cursive hand on front cover. Farley's printed calling card laid in. BOOK OF TRIBUTES TO JAMES A. FARLEY.

[Book #49763]       Price: $250.00
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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S POLITICAL ARITHMETIC: A Materialist View of Humanity. Benjamin Franklin, by Joyce E. Chaplin. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S POLITICAL ARITHMETIC: A Materialist View of Humanity.
Washington, D. C. Smithsonian Institution, 2006. First edition. Dibner Library Lecture, December 13, 2006. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #52992]       Price: $40.00
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JOINED AT THE HEART: The Transformation of the American Family. Al and Tipper Gore. JOINED AT THE HEART: The Transformation of the American Family.
New York: Henry Holt and Co. (2002). First edition. SIGNED by the authors, the former Vice President and his wife. Fine in dust jacket with one tiny bump.

[Book #47203]       Price: $50.00
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NOTHIN' BUT GOOD TIMES AHEAD. Molly Ivins. NOTHIN' BUT GOOD TIMES AHEAD.
New York: Vintage Books, (1994). First Vintage books edition. INSCRIBED, "May you laugh your way back to good health." Near fine in glossy, pictorial paperwraps.

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THE PAPERS OF ANDREW JOHNSON. Andrew Johnson, LeRoy P. Graf, Ralph W. Haskins. THE PAPERS OF ANDREW JOHNSON
Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1967-72. First edition. Three-volume set. Vol. 1, covering 1822 to 1851, is fine in very good dust jacket with several chips, tanning, light soiling, usual shelf wear. Vol. 2, covering 1852 to 1857, is fine in dust jacket with only a bit of rubbing and chips. Vol. 3, covering 1858 to 1860, is fine in near fine dust jacket with some sunning, a few chips, a bit of rubbing and one very tiny spot on the front edge. Interesting portraits of the aging President on the dust jackets.

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A WHITE HOUSE DIARY. Lady Bird Johnson. A WHITE HOUSE DIARY.
New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, (1970). First edition. Front endpaper with SIGNED bookplate affixed at center and LBJ Library & Museum gold-foil emblem affixed to lower inside corner. The dust jacket is not priced and has the publication date code "1170" at bottom (not present on other jackets we've seen); is cream-colored versus the bright white usually seen; is slightly taller and not quite as wide; and is of better quality than others we've examined. The book itself is a full ounce heavier than other copies. We're not aware of a book-club edition of this title. The LBJ Library and Museum was not dedicated until May 1971--perhaps a special issue, or an early one, set aside for sale there? Fine in fine dust jacket. INTERESTING ANAMOLY OR EARLY ISSUE?

[Book #53551]       Price: $150.00
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TO TURN THE TIDE. John F. Kennedy, John W. Gardener, foreword Carl Sandburg. TO TURN THE TIDE.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1962). First edition. "A Selection from President Kennedy's Public Statements from His Election through the 1961 Adjournment of Congress, Setting Forth The Goals of His Legislative Year." Very good with bookplate on front endpaper and small name sticker on pastedown under flap; in very good dust jacket with very minor wear on corners and spine ends.

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JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY: The World Remembers. John Fitzgerald Kennedy. JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY: The World Remembers.
New York: Fleet Press Corporation, (1968). First edition. Written by Alex J. Goldman and containing numerous black-and-white photographs. Thin split in rear spine gutter, otherwise near fine in somewhat rubbed dust jacket with chipped tips and one small closed tear.

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TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD. Robert F. Kennedy. TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD.
New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1967. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Tom Corcoran/ With warm regards/ Bob Kennedy." First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Tom Corcoran/ With warm regards/ Bob Kennedy." Kennedy’s essays on his view of the challenges of the time, which grew out of his speeches, travel, and experiences as Senator and Attorney General. Presumably inscribed to Thomas "Tommy the Cork" Corcoran (1900-1981), one of several New Deal advisors in Franklin D. Roosevelt's brain trust and, later, a close friend and advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson. He was nicknamed "Tommy the Cork" by Roosevelt, and continued to hold sway even afer leaving the White House. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends, otherwise near fine in bright, near dust jacket with just a few minior rubbed creases to spine ends and one tiny tear. INSCRIBED BY KENNEDY.

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WHITE HOUSE YEARS, YEARS OF UPHEAVAL & YEARS OF RENEWAL. Henry Kissinger. WHITE HOUSE YEARS, YEARS OF UPHEAVAL & YEARS OF RENEWAL.
Boston / New York: Little, Brown / Simon & Schuster, (1979 / 1982 / 1999). First edition of each of the three equally massive volumes of his memoirs, the first of which won the National Book Award for History. Third volume SIGNED BY KISSINGER on title page. Kissinger, who won the Nobel Peace Prize then tried to return the award, has always been a controversial figure but is still sought out for his views. Each volume heavily illustrated with maps and photographs. All three with spines a little shaken as one might expect but each is still fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear. THIRD VOLUME SIGNED BY KISSINGER.

[Book #54729]       Price: $750.00
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LINCOLN DAY BY DAY: A Chronology 1809-1865. Abraham Lincoln, Earl Schenck Miers, William E. Baringer. LINCOLN DAY BY DAY: A Chronology 1809-1865.
Washington: Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission, 1960. First edition. 3 volumes. Edited by Miers, Baringer, and C. Percy Powell. A chronology of Lincoln's day-to-day whereabouts and activities. Vol. I covering 1809-1848; vol. II, 1849-1860; and vol. III, 1861-1865; plus a comprehensive index. Volume one a little faded, still a near fine set. Presumed as issued, without dust jackets.

[Book #52343]       Price: $250.00
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THE FIGHT AT DAME EUROPA'S SCHOOL: Showing How the German Boy Thrashed the French Boy; And How the English Boy Looked On. Thomas Nast, illustrator, by H. W. Pullen. THE FIGHT AT DAME EUROPA'S SCHOOL: Showing How the German Boy Thrashed the French Boy; And How the English Boy Looked On.
New York: Francis B. Felt & Co. (1871). First U.S. edition, and first illustrated. "The Nast Edition" in original paperwraps. Pullen's satiric take on the Franco-Prussian War, casting European countries as schoolchildren was first published in 1870 in London. This U.S. edition adds illustrations by Nast. Advertised in Edward Bulwer-Lytton's THE COMING RACE (Felt & Co., 1871) as "The book of the season" and "Bound in cloth, 50 cents. Illustrated Paper Cover, 25 cents." Good only with old paper-tape at spine fold, few loose pages, covers tanned, and corners chipped. Exceedingly scarce in the original paperwraps. FIRST WITH NAST ILLUSTRATIONS.

[Book #52220]       Price: $125.00
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DIPLOMACY. Nicolson Harold. DIPLOMACY.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1939). First American edition. The a-to-z guide on the proper conduct of foreign affairs. Near fine, with former owner's label on pastedown, in good dust jacket with spine faded to white, author and title unreadable, some rubbing to front panel, small chips to top front corners, 1/4" closed tear on back panel.

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REAL PEACE. Richard Nixon. REAL PEACE.
New York: No-Publisher, (1983). First edition. An outline of his geopolitical strategy, SIGNED BY NIXON. Tipped-in slip states this is one of a limited number of copies being sent to "community and opinion leaders around the United States." Reportedly this edition was limited to only 1,000 copies, though there is no indication of this in the book. No publisher indicated and copyright states "First printing September 1983," whereas the regular trade edition was published by Little, Brown the following year. Fine in near fine dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #54387]       Price: $200.00
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THE MAJESTY OF THE LAW: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice. O'Connor Sandra Day. THE MAJESTY OF THE LAW: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice.
New York: Random House, (2003). First trade edition. SIGNED by O'Connor. This memoir by the first female Supreme Court Justice explores her approach to the law and the Court as living entities. Illustrated with photos. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE LIFE OF PADDY O'FLARRITY, WHO, FROM A SHOE BLACK, HAS, BY PERSEVERENCE AND GOOD CONDUCT, ARRIVED TO A MEMBER OF CONGRESS... A Spur to Youth; Or Davy Crockett Beaten. Political Satire, By "Paddy Flarrity" THE LIFE OF PADDY O'FLARRITY, WHO, FROM A SHOE BLACK, HAS, BY PERSEVERENCE AND GOOD CONDUCT, ARRIVED TO A MEMBER OF CONGRESS... A Spur to Youth; Or Davy Crockett Beaten.
(Washington, DC: No-Publisher), 1834. First edition and, we presume, the only one. Sabin, 17575; Wright v1, 1977. Cited in WorldCat (the online library catalog) as "A parody of a political figure of the time, probably either Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri senator, or Adam Huntsman, Tennessee congressman, who defeated Davy Crockett in the 1834 election." The copyright date post-dates the date of publication but in the WorldCat entry it is surmised that "post-dating the date of publication is presumed part of the parody." Charles Fanning, in THE IRISH VOICE IN AMERICA, says the story parodies "American rags-to-riches, moralizing fiction" and political figures of the time. But he names Davy Crockett and President Andrew Jackson. Apparently the story covers a lot of ground. According to Fanning, "Paddy O'Flarrity is a story of a wily, amoral, immigrant Irish boy's rise in the world of American politics. It is written with deliberately outlandish grammar," and satirizes American stereotypes of life in Ireland. 16mo (just under 4.5x7"), original brown cloth boards with printed front label. Rear free endpaper removed, otherwise complete. Name on back board, covers stained and fraying, light stains to endpapers and margins but text block still very bright. Altogether quite good.

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MY AMERICAN JOURNEY. Colin Powell, , Joseph E. Persico. MY AMERICAN JOURNEY.
New York: Random House, (1995). First edition. SIGNED by the author, our former Secretary of State. Front pastedown creased and small tear at hinge (appears to be a production error), otherwise near fine in fine dust jacket. News clipping from the signing event laid in.

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