Washington, DC: April 28, 1948. “what a pack of lies that was …”. A characteristically blunt letter from... Read More
Quincy [MA]: 11 September 1843. John Quincy Adams Supports U.S. Purchase of Noah Webster's Synopsis. In this letter to Noah Webster's son William G. Webster, the former President endorses the suggestion of “purchasing the synopsis of [your father's] great work and causing it to be deposited in [the Library of...
Boston: Published by Oliver and Munroe, 1808. First edition. Page 4 unnumbered though comparison of the issue with the page numbered shows no differences. Commenting upon American co-minister in Great Britain Pickering's pamphlet on the Embargo and the the controversy between England and the United States. Adams felt the need...
Boston: Published by Oliver and Munroe, 1808. First edition. Page 4 numbered though comparison of the issue with the page unnumbered shows no differences. Commenting upon American co-minister in Great Britain Pickering's pamphlet on the Embargo and the the controversy between England and the United States. Adams felt the need...
New Haven: Sidney's Press, 1808. Commenting upon American co-minister in Great Britain Pickering's pamphlet on the Embargo and the the controversy between England and the United States. Adams felt the need to respond noting that several statements which Pickering made were biased or not completely true and needed clarification. American...
Boston: Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, 1831. First edition. This July 4 address is significant, because Adams addresses South Carolina's growing attachment to Nullification as a desirable response to federal tariff policies. He shows here that Nullification is an "effort to organize insurrection against the laws of the United States. "
np: 1952. Eisenhower's Vicuña Coat Man.
N. P: . Contributor's Copy–Honoring Adenauer. From the library of Henry Cabot Lodge who was one on the contributors to this collection. The magazine “Der Spiegel” produced a special issue to honor Chancelor Adenauer on his retirement. This notebook contains facsimiles of the contributions. The contributors are Harold Macmillan, Dwight.....
London: The Mining Magazine, 1912. One of 3000 copies. Inscribed by Hoover to Adolph Lewisohn. The Herbert Hoover translation of the classic work on mining and metalurgy. This copy inscribed by Hoover to mining magnate Adolph Lewisohn, “To Adolph Lewishon [sic] Esq, With compliments of HC Hoover.” Lewisohn (1849-1938) was...
hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1800. First edition, first issue, before the lines "In swelling phrase and terms unmeaning veils | Her hellish plots, her dark designs conceals' were censored from p. 20. One of the founding and most talented members of the Hartford Wits and of the famous...
Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday & Co, 1960. First edition. Inscribed by His Mother. Inscribed on the flyleaf: "To Marian & Hendon [Chubb - Stewart Alsop's nephew and niece] with love from S. Alsop's mother! Corinne Cole"
Washington, D.C: Way, 1808.
1917- 1936. GROTON SCHOOL. A photographic chronicle of the first two decades in the life of Gordon Auchincloss from infancy to college. Highlights include the Groton School 50th Anniversary, June, 1934 with Fraklin D. Roosevelt pictured seated in the center of the porch, the Groton Football team of which Gordon...
Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1866. First Edition.
New York: 1860. Advertising itself as the "Authorized edition" on the titlepage, this biography covers Lincoln's life from early days through the election and the road to the Presidency, including publication of several of his speeches.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1928. First edition, one of 500 copies uncut.
New York: The Derrydale Press 127 East 34th Street, 1931. Edition of 250. Finely executed portrait of a young George Washington.Ralph L. Boyer (1979-1942) studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and under William Merritt Chase. He illustrated a number of books for the Derrydale Press...
Barbacena, [Brazil]: Tip. del "O Sericicultor" 1912. TR's Copy. TR's trip to the Brazilian Amazon in 1914 resulted in him getting the tropical disease that killed him 5 years later.
Washington, D.C: 4 May, 1826. Predicting 1828 - a Letter to the Son of “Mad Anthony” Wayne. A superb letter in which the future President discusses candidly the prospects of the candidates in the 1828 Presidential election — John Quincy Adams vs. Andrew Jackson. Buchanan had originally been a supporter...
Washington, D.C: May 23, 1842. Reading in part, "In regard to Mr. Tyler's measures of nomination; I feel every disposition to support both when I can do so without a violation of principle; but I cannot approve his Exchequer project. Indeed it has but few, -very few friends in either...
Richmond, Virginia: Garrett and Massie Incorporated, (1941). First edition. The Author is the great-granddaughter of Emily Donelson who herself was the niece of President Andrew Jackson and who served as Hostess at the White House for him.Inscribed to Howard C. Smith "The author joins with Mary Phelps in Christmas Greetings-Pauline...
New York: Publsihed by Harper & Brothers No, 82 Cliff-Street, 1836-1837. First Edition.
New-York: Printed by Denniston and Cheetham, No. 142 Pearl-Street, 1802. First edition. Part of an ongoing attack on Burr by Cheetham, whose newspaper THE AMERICAN CITIZEN had become a mouthpiece for the Clinton faction of the Republican party. "Cheetham's attack on Burr was based partly on Burr's suppression of "a...
Garden City, new York: Doubleday & Co, 1970. First edition. Inscribed by Lady Bird. Inscribed on the half-title by Lady Bird Johnson, whose Press Secretary was Liz Carpenter“For Jane [Engelhard] With love — Lady BirdJanuary 20, '70”.