Washington, D.C. U.S. Government, 1874. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 991 pp. 4to. Part IV of six parts. Half-leather over brown marbled boards. Bright gilt bands and lettering on spine are rubbed. Shelf-worn edges. Corners lightly bumped. Covers a bit scuffed, but intact with tight binding. Eps foxed. he Congressional Globe is the forerunner of the Congressional Record. Very Good.
Politics & Government
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government, 1875. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 832 pp. Half-leather over brown marbled boards. Bright gilt bands and lettering on spine. Shelf-worn edges. Corners lightly bumped. Covers a bit rubbed, but good for their age, and with tight binding. Eps foxed. The Congressional Globe is the forerunner of the Congressional Record. Very Good.
Washington, DC: The Presidential Inaugural Committee, 1969. White Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. The formal program of the Inauguration Festivities in January 1969. White covers with black and silver seal on front, black lettering. Back cover has Nixon's Presidential Seal in gilt. Full color photos inside, excerpts from the speeches of Nixon and Agnew. Very Good Plus.
London: Saunders and Otley/Henry Colburn, 1837, 1838. Three Quarter Leather. Mixed. "Random Recollections of House of Commons From the Year 1830 to the Close of 1835" is a Fifth Edition, xi, 396 pp. 8vo. "Random Recollections of the Lords and Commons" is designated as "Second Series" and issued in two volumes; x, 314, vii, 343 pp. 8vo. Scuffing and wear to covers, brown leather spine with five raised bands to spine and light chipping to head of Volume III, decorative gold tooling in individual compartments, leather title patches missing on each volume, Volume # patches intact with gold titling. Marbled paper insets to each cover, matching marbled endpapers and marbling to foredge surfaces of text block. A very nice set. Very Good.
New York: Rolling Stone, 1976. Wraps. First Edition. Folio. This October 21, 1976, has a simple cover with no photograph or illustration, simply reads, "The Family 1976 Richard Avedon". Slight yellowing due to the fact that Rolling Stone was published at that time on newsprint. Signed boldly, "Avedon" in black ink across the lower right corner of the cover. Two staple binding that is beginning to pull, age spotting at edges.
Avedon's photo essay fills pages 51-96 with the many power brokers (including a younger Donald Rumsfeld and Mark Felt decades before being revealed as "Deep Throat" who brought down the Nixon Administration) and social movement leaders of that time period in the two weeks prior to the 1976 election that swept Jimmy Carter into the White House. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1859. Hard Cover. First Edition. Two Volumes in One. Gold embossed titling and decoration on spine, blind embossing to front and back covers. 2" piece missing from the spine. End papers front and back have advertisements for publisher's juvenile books. Soiling to edges of text block; book is quite tight. Good.
Washington, D.C. Gales and Seaton, 1834. Wraps. First Edition. Collection of reproductions of three speeches by Mr. Ewing, of Ohio; Mr. Wright, of New York; and the Hon. Horace Binney regarding the following resolution and the actions which lead up to it: "Resolved, That, by dismissing the late Secretary of the Treasury because he would not, contrary to his sense of his own duty, remove the money of the United States in deposite with the Bank of the United States and its branches, in conformity with the President's opinion; and by appointing his successor to effect such removal, which has been done, the President has assumed the exercise of a power over the Treasury of the United States not granted to him by the constitution...
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1828. Paper. 146 pp. Subtitle, " The Speech of Henry Brougham, Esq., M.P. in the House of Commons, on Thursday, February 7th 1828, on His Motion That an Humble Address be Presented to His Majesty Praying That He Will Graciously be Pleased to Issue a Commission for Inquiring Into the Defects Occasioned by Time and Otherwise in the Laws of This Realm, and Into the Measures Necessary for Removing the Same." Pasted-on paper label on front cover reads, "Mr. Brougham's Speech on the Present State of the Law." Previous owner's name, in ink, in upper right hand corner of front cover and half title page. Covers are aged, soiled worn along extremities. Small ink doodle near bottom edge of rear...
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1981. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing Fine. Dust Jacket has slight yellowing at edges; small tear at top of spine at back cover. Covered in mylar. Early book by former United States Senator from Maine and United State Secretary of Defense in the Clinton Administration. Signed boldly by the author on first free end paper.
Signed by Author. Fine / Very Good.