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Wadleigh, Bainbridge. (1831-1891). United States Senator from New Hampshire.

Published by Circa [1879]. [1879] (1879)

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Item Description: Circa [1879]. [1879], 1879. Book Condition: Very good. - Card, 2-5/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, signed "B Wadleigh / N. H." The card is very slightly darkened around the edges. Very good. Bainbridge Wadleigh [1831-1891] was a Republican politician and lawyer who served three terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives between 1855 and 1872. He was subsequently elected United States Senator from New Hampshire, serving from March 1873 to March 1879. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee of Patents and then a member of the Committee on Privileges and Elections. Bookseller Inventory # 34557

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Padover, Saul K. (1905-1981). A historian and political scientist at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

Published by New York: November 15, 1950. (1950)

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Item Description: New York: November 15, 1950., 1950. Book Condition: Very good. - 37 words typed on a sheet of New School letterhead, 8-1/2 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide. Signed in green ink "Saul K. Padover". His title "Dean" is typed below the signature. There is creasing to the letterhead at top left. Folded once for mailing. Together with a carbon copy of the recipient's letter. Very good. Harold Rugg of Teachers College, Columbia University has written to Padover, seeking to change the date of Padover's meeting with Rugg's Luncheon Forum. Padover replies; "The date (November 29th) and topic are fine. I am looking forward to the pleasure of making your acquaintance and of addressing the group."Saul K. Padover [1905-1981] was a historian and political scientist at the New School of Social Research in New York City. He wrote or edited definitive studies of Karl Marx, Joseph II of Austria, Louis XVI of France and three American founding fathers--Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. He joined the graduate faculty of the New School in 1949 and remained there until his death in 1981.One of the most significant educators during the Progressive era of education, Harold Rugg [1886-1960] was a professor of education at Teachers College of Columbia University. A civil engineer, he had become interested in how students learn and pursued a doctorate in education. He was responsible for producing the very first series of school textbooks from 1929 until the 1940s. Bookseller Inventory # 34558

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Bliss, Tasker Howard. (1853-1930). U.S. Army Chief of Staff during World War I.

Published by Washington, DC: November 26, 1929. (1929)

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Item Description: Washington, DC: November 26, 1929., 1929. Book Condition: Very good. - Black-and-white portrait, 4-5/8 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide, clipped from a magazine and mounted on a piece of card 6 inches high by 4- 1/2 inches wide. Inscribed & signed in black ink on the mount below the portrait: "To Seymour Halpern / with kind regards. / Tasker H. Bliss / Major-General, U.S. Army / Washington, D.C Nov. 26, 1929". The mount is slightly darkened & soiled. On its verso is part of a color illustration. Very good. The photo is a head-and-shoulders portrait of Tasker in a plain military jacket with balding white hair, a luxuriant mustache, and a pince-nez on his nose.Tasker H. Bliss [1853-1930] was appointed U.S. Army Chief of Staff in 1917 and played a key role in mobilizing U.S. forces for war in Europe. With the armistice of November 1918 Bliss lobbied for lenient treatment of defeated Germany and Austria-Hungary and argued for U.S. involvement in the League of Nations. He represented the U.S. at the Paris Peace Conference which produced the Treaty of Versailles.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34555

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Mezer, Robert R. Massachusetts psychiatrist who examined Albert DeSalvo ("The Boston Strangler"), obtaining his confession.

Published by Boston, MA: August 26 and Septembeer 27, 1957. (1957)

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Item Description: Boston, MA: August 26 and Septembeer 27, 1957., 1957. Book Condition: Very good. - Both letters are typed on the cream-colored letterhead, 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide, of "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts / Department of Mental Heath / Division of Legal Medicine". The August letter fills one side of the letterhead and is signed "Robert R. Mezer, M.D" with his typed title "Clinical Director / Parole Clinic and Norfolk Treatment Center". The September letter fills one side of the letterhead with 2 paragraphs on a follow-up sheet and is signed "Robert R. Mezer, M.D." without the typed title. The top corners of both letters are lightly creased with the right corners slightly darkened and both are folded twice for mailing. Together with the September mailing envelope. Very good. Two splendidly detailed and discursive letters from one psychiatrist to another. Dr. Mezer writes to Dr. Foxe in August 1957 after reading Foxe's book "Studies in Criminology". Mezer explains that the Division of Legal Medicine offering psychiatric services to prisoners and parolees has only recently been established and he asks many questions about Foxe's experience of treating patients in a prison setting. He plans also to read Foxe's book "Crime and Sexual Development".Mezer writes his second letter in September 1957 after Foxe has sent him copies of "Crime and Sexual Development" and "The Life and Death Instincts". He muses at length about Foxe's ideas: "I found myself wondering if some of the conclusions were on the basis of the associations of your patients or on the basis of your own interpretations and formulations. For example, why is robbery with a gun late anal rather than phallic, that is, might not the gun be a phallic symbol? Another example might be seeing the car as a female symbol instead of as symbolic of intercourse. This is not said in any critical light, as our limited case material to date tends to confirm the primitive pre-genitality you describe."Mezer, author of "Dynamic Psychiatry in Simple Terms" [1960] examined Albert DeSalvo ["The Boston Strangler"] at the request of F. Lee Bailey. Mezer shocked the courtroom by reporting. "DeSalvo told me he was the strangler.He told me he strangled 13 women.and he went into details of some of them, telling me some of the most intimate acts he committed."A psychiatrist and criminologist, Dr. Foxe was also an avid collector of skating books and even published a skating bibliography. Bookseller Inventory # 34553

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Princess Marie-Louise. (1872-1956), Granddaughter of Queen Victoria, wife of Prince Albert of Anhalt.

Published by London: December 30, 1925. (1925)

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Item Description: London: December 30, 1925., 1925. Book Condition: Fine. - Letter penned in black ink & filling 3 sides of 2 sheets of her black- bordered letterhead, 7 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide, with a crown printed in black at the top. Signed "Marie Louise". Folded once for mailing. Together with the mailing envelope, which is also black-bordered with a black crown on the verso and which is addressed in Marie Louise's hand. Near fine. Marie Louise thanks bookbinder George Sutcliffe for sending her a beautiful item, possibly a book he had bound for her dollls' house. Unfortunately we found the letter largely illegible. The black border on the letter and envelope is in recognition of the death in November 1925 of Queen Alexandra, wife of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein [1872-1956] was the daughter of Princess Helena, third daughter of Queen Victoria. In 1891 she married Prince Albert of Anhalt, but the marriage was later annulled. She subsequently devoted herself to various charitable works and was a patron of the arts. She was the author of "Letters from the Gold Coast" [1926] and an autobiography, "My Memories of Six Reigns" [1956]. She may be best known for her efforts in creating "Queen Mary's Dolls' House" which is now on display at Windsor Castle. The miniature books in the house's library were bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Bookseller Inventory # 34552

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Burgess, George. (1809-1866). The first Episcopal bishop of Maine and rector of the church in Gardiner, Maine.

Published by Gardiner, ME: April 5, 1860. (1860)

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Item Description: Gardiner, ME: April 5, 1860., 1860. Book Condition: Very good. - Two paragraphs penned in black ink & filling one side of a sheet of cream paper, approximately 8 inches high by 5 inches wide. Signed "Affectionately yours, / George Burgess". There is some very light creasing to the paper. There is a small piece out of the top left corner with surface tears & glue marks to all 4 corners of the verso where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. Burgess writes to a Mr. Slattery: "I have heard nothing from London. If you find a disposition to invite Mr. Southgate and he is willing to come, I have no objection, and indeed should be glad of the arrangement, as Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Howard might go to [----] in the summer."Horatio Southgate [1812-1894] was a native of Maine who became a member of the American Episcopal Church in 1834 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1839. George Burgess [1809-1866] was the first Episcopal bishop of Maine. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island and was ordained to the priesthood in 1834, becoming rector of Christ Church in Hartford, Connecticut. He was elected first bishop of Maine in 1847. On moving to Maine he became rector of the church in Gardiner, a position he retained until his death in 1866. Bookseller Inventory # 34556

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BILLY F. GIBBONS ROCK+ROLL GEARHEAD. By Billy: Perry, David). Gibbons,

Perry, David). Gibbons, Billy F.; and Vickers, Tom.

Published by (St. Paul, Minnesota): MBI, (2005). (2005) (2005)

ISBN 10: 0760322694 ISBN 13: 9780760322697

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Item Description: (St. Paul, Minnesota): MBI, (2005). (2005), 2005. Book Condition: Fine. SIGNED BY BILLY F. GIBBONS - Quarto, 12-1/4 inches high by 11 inches wide. Gray boards titled in black on the spine, in a color pictorial dust wrapper. 191 & [1] pages, profusely illustrated in color and black & white throughout. Near fine. First edition. Inscribed & signed by Billy F. Gibbons on the first blank."Imagine stepping out of an air-conditioned Kwik-E-Mart and into the hot summer sun, cold soda in hand, when a long- and-low baby blue '62 Impala trolls into the parking lot. How 'bout rousing from a Saturday nap and seeing the world's most famous red '33 coupe pull into the barbecue joint across the street? There's no missing the common thread between these remarkable scenarios - it's Billy F Gibbons, the bearded and be-shaded axe-man extraordinaire from ZZ Top and Grade-A Texas gearhead." [Quoted from the dust wrapper blurb].The American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons (born 1949) is perhaps best known as ZZ Top's guitarist and lead vocalist. Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 after recording "Flash" and opening for the Jimi Hendrix experience. The rock band's first album, released in 1971, was shortly followed by "Rio Grande Mud" in 1972 and "Tres Hombres" in 1973. Bookseller Inventory # 34542

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La Rocque, Francois de [aka Casimir de la Rocque] (1885-1946). Leader of the French right-wing league the Croix de Feu.

Published by Paris: January, 22, 1936. (1936)

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Item Description: Paris: January, 22, 1936., 1936. Book Condition: Very good. - 33 words typed on his 10-3/4 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide Croix de Feu et Briscards stationery. The French right-wing organization's name and address is printed at top left followed by his title as president of the organization. Responding to an American correspondent's request for an autograph, La Rocque playfully replies that he can't forward the autograph of Colonel "Casimir" de La Rocque since his name is Francois. "Je ne puis vous donner d'autographe du Colonel 'Casimir' de la Rocque, car mon prenom est Francois." He goes on to explain that those who refer to him as "Casimir" don't hold him in much esteem. In fact, "Casimir" was a nickname coined by his opponents. Likely realizing that his American correspondent would not have been aware of this, Francois de La Rocque has annotated the letter with an autograph note penned in his hand: "Veuillez [___?], cher Monsieur, l'annonce [?] de mes sentiments les plus devoue". Signed in full with his notoriously illegible signature. Folded for mailing with creases to the corners and early paper clip stains to both sides. Leader of the French right-wing league the Croix de Feu, Francois de La Rocque was its president from 1930 to 1936 before he formed the more moderate nationalist Parti Social Francais in 1936. A graduate of Saint Cyr Military Academy, he served first in Algeria and then in Morocco and remained in that post following the outbreak of World War I. He was seriously wounded in 1916 and returned to France. He served on Marshal Foch's staff before accompanying General Weygand to Poland. He served under Marshal Petain before leaving the army in 1927. Influenced by the social Catholic movement which was created by Lamennais at the close of the 19th Century, Francois de La Rocque joined the Croix de Feu in 1929. He became its leader in 1930, creating a paramilitary organization out of the former veteran's league. On the eve of the February 6, 1934 riots, two of the Croix de Feu columns took over the Interior Ministry. Participating in the far right demonstrations that day, La Rocque ordered the withdrawal of his group from the demonstration when, at around 8:45 p.m., other far-right groups started rioting on the Place de la Concorde. He was criticized by the right wing, following the riots, for not having attempted to overthrow the Republic. When the Popular Front government disbanded the Croix de Feu in 1936, La Rocque formed the Parti Social Francais (PSF). The party took a more moderate position and attracted over 600,000 members. It was nationalistic without being openly fascist. In fact, some French historians credit the party for preventing the middle class from falling into fascism. After the German occupation following the 1940 Battle of France, La Rocque reorganized the party into the Progres Social Francais and accepted the "principle of Collaboration" espoused by Marshal Petain. He was attacked by the right who claimed he had founded his newspaper "Le Petit Journal" with money from a "Jewish consortium". An American journalist observed that with La Rocque as editor the journal "assumed a more courageously anti-German attitude after the armistice than did most other papers published under the control of the Vichy government". In 1942, La Rocque declared that "Collaboration was incompatible with Occupation". He made contact with the Reseau Alibi which had ties to the British Intelligence service and formed the Reseau Klan Resistance network with colleagues from the PSF. Arrested by the German Police in Paris 1943 with 152 other PSF members, he was deported to Eisenberg and then to Itter Castle. Interned in a hospital in 1945, he was freed by U.S. troops which took over the city on May 1945. Returning to France, he was placed under administrative internment to prevent him from participating in the political negotiations. He died when still under house arrest on April 28, 1946. Bookseller Inventory # 34544

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Jonas, Ann.

Published by New York: Greenwillow Books, (1990). (1990) (1990)

ISBN 10: 0688072062 ISBN 13: 9780688072063

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Item Description: New York: Greenwillow Books, (1990). (1990), 1990. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY ANN JONAS - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 9 inches wide], color pictorial boards in a price-clipped matching dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed & the front panel of the dust jacket is lightly rubbed. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated in color. Very good. First edition.Inscribed on the title page by the author- illustrator: "Happy Birthday to [---] with love, Ann / 26 February 1991". Bookseller Inventory # 34537

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Crews, Nina.

Published by New York: Henry Holt and Company, (2006). (2006) (2006)

ISBN 10: 0805077286 ISBN 13: 9780805077285

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Item Description: New York: Henry Holt and Company, (2006). (2006), 2006. Book Condition: Fine. SIGNED BY NINA CREWS - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide]. Color pictorial boards in a matching dust jacket. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated with photomontages in color. Fine Third printing. Signed by Nina Crews on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 34535

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Sert, Jose Maria. (1874-1945). A great Spanish muralist, one of the most sought-after and controversial artists of his time.

Published by Bremen, Germany: circa [1935]. [1935] (1935)

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Item Description: Bremen, Germany: circa [1935]. [1935], 1935. Book Condition: Fine. - Card, 1-7/8 inches high by 3-3/8 inches wide, inscribed & signed in French in black ink: "Pour Master Richard Glasser avec mes compliments / J M Sert". He appears to have changed the Spanish word "Para" to "Pour". Together with the recipient's self-addressed envelope. Near fine. Jose Maria Sert [1874-1945] was one of the great Spanish muralists. Born in Barcelona, he established his studio in Paris at the age of twenty-five and married Misia Godebska, the model for Impressionist painters. His charisma and erudition allowed him to flourish in Parisian high society, leading to many commissions. He was a close friend of such writers as Apollinaire, Proust and Claudel. Among his most important works were the mural at St. Peter's Cathedral, Vic, Barcelona [destroyed just seven years after its 1929 completion], projects for the Rockefeller Center and the Waldorf Astoria in New York and the hall in the League of Nations in Geneva in honor of Francisco de Vitoria. Bookseller Inventory # 34523

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Thurman, Allen Granberry. [1813-1895]. Democratic lawyer and politician who served as Ohio Supreme Court Justice and Senator from Ohio.

Published by Columbus, OH: circa [1885]. [1885] (1885)

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Item Description: Columbus, OH: circa [1885]. [1885], 1885. Book Condition: Very good. - Card, 2-5/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, signed in black ink "A. G. Thurman. / Columbus, / Ohio." The edges of the card are very slightly darkened. Very good. Allen Granberry Thurman [1813-1895] was elected to the House of Representatives as its youngest member in 1844. From 1852 to 1856 he served as an Ohio Supreme Court Justice, for the last year as chief justice. He then returned to his private law practice in Columbus. He was United States Senator from Ohio from 1869 to 1881. During the Civil War, Thurman felt it was unwise to fight a state that had already left the Union. Consequently he opposed Lincoln's policies, especially on emancipation, and while he supported the war effort, he promoted compromise and a political settlement. Bookseller Inventory # 34522

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Rockefeller, Nelson A. (1908-1979). American businessman and politician. Vice President of the United States (1974-77) under Gerald Ford.

Published by Albany, NY: January 2, 1968. (1968)

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Item Description: Albany, NY: January 2, 1968., 1968. Book Condition: Fine. - Four typed paragraphs filling half of a sheet of Governor of the State of New York letterhead. Signed "Nelson A. Rockefeller". Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. Rockefeller writes to Herb Saltford, Superintendant of Parks for Poughkeepsie, New York, regretting that he is unable to attend a meeting of the Rotary Club's Beautification Committee. "It would be a pleasure to join your group, but unfortunately, I must decline as I have a very busy legislative schedule which requires my being in Albany the first three days of each week while the Legislature is in session."Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller [1908-1979] was an American business man, philanthropist, public servant and politician. He was also a noted art collector, as well as administrator of the Rockefeller Center. He served as Governor of New York State from 1959-1973 and then as Vice President of the United States under Gerald Ford [1974-1977]. Bookseller Inventory # 34524

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY MARXIST MATHEMATICIAN DIRK: Preston, John Hyde).

Preston, John Hyde). Struik, Dirk Jan. (1894-2000). Dutch mathematician and Marxist theoretician who spent most of his working life at MIT. in Cambridge, MA.

Published by Cambridge, MA: December 10, 1938. (1938)

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Item Description: Cambridge, MA: December 10, 1938., 1938. Book Condition: Very good. - Closely written letter penned in black ink on 1-1/2 sides of a sheet of Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Mathematics letterhead. Signed "Dirk J. Struik / editor 'Science and Society'." Folded 5 times for mailing. Near fine. A letter with splendid content relating to John Hyde Preston's novel "The Liberals", a work described as "proletarian fiction". "I have just finished reading your book, and am greatly pleased with its excellence. I take some delight in telling my left wing literary friends that our present day progressive authors too often write their novels without a good old fashioned personal note in it - - you have to read their work with a certain amount of good will, for the sake of the cause. Your book is a delightful exception, I could not stop reading it after I had taken in the first few pages." Struik goes on to praise the beauty and accuracy of Preston's description of the New England scenery in fall and winter and to recall his own hike up Mount Mansfield and his love for New Hampshire's White Mountains.Dirk Jan Struik [1894- 2000] was a Dutch mathematician and Marxist theoretician. He obtained his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Leiden in 1922. In 1926 he accepted a position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he spent the rest of his academic career. Struik was a committed Marxist and was a lifelong member of the Communist party. During the McCarthyite era he was accused of being a Soviet spy and was suspended from teaching at MIT [on full salary] for five years. He retired from MIT in 1960. He helped found The Journal of Science and Society, which he mentions in his letter and which was a Marxist journal on the history, sociology and development of science. Bookseller Inventory # 34521

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THE OTHER BATTLE. Being a history of: Ward, Donovan M.

Item Description: York, UK: Ben Johnson & Co. Ltd., July, 1946., 1946. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY JAMES LEEK, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS CO.'S CYCLES LTD. SUBSIDIARY FROM 1939 TO 1956 - Octavo, 9-1/4 inches high by 6 inches wide. Indigo blue cloth titled, with a vignette, in orange on the front cover and the spine, in a maroon titled and decorated creamy buff dust wrapper. The dust jacket is foxed and soiled with rubbing to the edges and to the head and tail of the jacket's spine. The edges of the covers are rubbed. 179 & [1] pages, with profuse color and black & white illustrations, including double-page and folding plates. There is occasional minor foxing. Very good. Inscribed and signed on the title page by James Leek who was managing director of BSA Cycles Ltd., a subsidiary of the Birmingham Small Arms Co. Ltd.A major British industrial combine, the Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited (BSA) consisted of a group of businesses that manufactured military and sporting firearms as well as bicycles, motorcycles, cars, buses, steel, iron casting, etc. The largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world at its peak, the company also owned Triumph. Coinciding with the period when James Leek, the managing director of BSA Cycles Ltd. suffered from ill health, the company's failure to foresee the resurgence of the Japanese motorcycle industry, led to its decline in the late 1950s and early 60s. Leek retired in 1956. Bookseller Inventory # 34518

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD SING-ALONG.: Crews, Nina.

Crews, Nina.

Published by (New York): Greenwillow Books, (2011). (2011) (2011)

ISBN 10: 0061850632 ISBN 13: 9780061850639

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Item Description: (New York): Greenwillow Books, (2011). (2011), 2011. Book Condition: Fine. SIGNED BY NINA CREWS - Quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], color pictorial boards in a matching dust wrapper. The top corners of the dust jacket's panels are lightly creased. 63 pages plus colophon. Profusely illustrated with color photomontages. Fine. First edition.Signed by Nina Crews on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 34514

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SKY-HIGH GUY.: Crews, Nina.

Crews, Nina.

Published by (New York): Henry Holt and Company, (2010). (2010) (2010)

ISBN 10: 0805087648 ISBN 13: 9780805087642

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Item Description: (New York): Henry Holt and Company, (2010). (2010), 2010. Book Condition: Fine. SIGNED BY NINA CREWS - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], color pictorial boards in a matching dust wrapper. The top corners of the dust jacket's panels are lightly creased. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated with color photomontages. Fine. First edition.Signed by Nina Crews on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 34515

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BOBBY FLAY COOKS AMERICAN: Great Regional Recipes: Flay, Bobby; Moskin,

Flay, Bobby; Moskin, Julia.

Published by New York: Hyperion (2001). (2001) (2001)

ISBN 10: 0786867140 ISBN 13: 9780786867141

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Item Description: New York: Hyperion (2001). (2001), 2001. Book Condition: Fine. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BOBBY FLAY - Quarto [10-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], color pictorial boards in a matching dust wrapper. The head of the dust jacket's spine is lightly creased. xiv & 240 pages. Numerous full-page color illustrations. Near fine. First edition.Boldly inscribed and signed by Bobby Flay on the half-title: "For Dr. Mom / Bobby Flay". Bookseller Inventory # 34507

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THE ENCHANTED.: Denfeld, Rene.

Denfeld, Rene.

Published by (New York: HarperCollins Publishers), (2014). (2014) (2014)

ISBN 10: 0062285505 ISBN 13: 9780062285508

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Item Description: (New York: HarperCollins Publishers), (2014). (2014), 2014. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY RENE DENFELD - Octavo, gray boards backed with black cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped & there are small areas of rubbing to the dust wrapper with its corners lightly chipped. Half-title, title, [2] leaves & 237 pages. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. First editionBoldly signed by the author on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 34500

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Ritter, Lawrence S.; Fleming, G. H.; Williams, Frank J.; et al. Thorn, John; editor.

Published by (Cooperstown, NY: Society for American Baseball Research, Inc.), (Fall 1982). (Fall 1982) (1982)

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Item Description: (Cooperstown, NY: Society for American Baseball Research, Inc.), (Fall 1982). (Fall 1982), 1982. Book Condition: Good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JOHN THORN - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial white wrappers. The binding is foxed & very lightly bumped with a stain to the front wrap & a chip to the tail of the spine. 87 & [1] pages. Illustrated in black & white. The contents are very good. Inscribed on the first page by the editor John Thorn: "For [----] / On behalf of my contributors / Best / John".John Thorn [b. 1947] is a sports historian, author, publisher and cultural commentator. Since March 2011 he has been the Official Baseball Historian for Major League Baseball. Bookseller Inventory # 34498

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MUSIC AND THE OCCULT: French Musical Philosophies,: Godwin, Joscelyn.

Godwin, Joscelyn.

Published by Rochester, NY/Woodbridge, Suffolk, U.K.: University of Rochester Press, (1995). (1995) (1995)

ISBN 10: 1878822535 ISBN 13: 9781878822536

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Item Description: Rochester, NY/Woodbridge, Suffolk, U.K.: University of Rochester Press, (1995). (1995), 1995. Book Condition: Fine. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR JOSCELYN GODWIN - Octavo, red cloth titled in silver on the spine in a dust wrapper. 261 pages. Textual illustrations & musical notations. Fine. First edition. "Eastman Studies in Music".Inscribed & signed in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "For my dear friend Siegmund Levane, a fellow-voyager in the realms of music speculation, from Joscelyn Godwin / Halloween 1995". Bookseller Inventory # 34501

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Item Description: Boston: Printed for the Proprietors, by Ezra W. Weld and William Greenough, 1794., 1794. Book Condition: Fair. - Octavo, an 8 inch high by 5 inch wide unbound pamphlet, removed at some time in the distant past from a larger collection of bound pamphlets, with remnants of the spine. 64 pages, numbered [1] through 64, illustrated with a full-page plate of "The Guillotine" accompanying the article on the facing page. Lacking one plate. The pages are toned & slightly darkened with some scattered foxing throughout. A piece is torn from the top inner corner of pages 33/34 with the loss of a few words and another piece is torn from the front edge of pages 47/48 also resulting in the loss of a few words. Good. This American periodical includes an "Account of the Guillotine" with Mr. Pennant's description of a similar device, "termed a Maiden" which was in use in Scotland during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and in the early part of the seventeenth century. A full page plate depicting a man raising the blade of a French Guillotine appears on the facing page.In the same vein, a brief news report on page 59 mentions the trial and execution of Marie Antoinette.Samuel Adams speech of January 17, 1794, as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts appears on pages 62 through 64. His speech had two main trusts, the reaffirmation of the constitutional statement that "All men are born free and equal" and the "education of our children and youth"."The Gleaner, No. XX" anonymously published on pages 25 through 30 is by Judith Sargent Murray. The poet and playwright Judith Sargent Murray was considered the most prominent essayist of her day. One of New England's first Universalists, and a pioneer religious educator, she married John Stevens in 1769. She was one of the Universalists who were suspended from the First Parish in 1778 for not attending church and became one of the signatories who, the following year, signed the Articles of Association which created the Independent Church of Christ. She published her first essay under the pseudonym of Constantia in 1784 and following her husband's death and marriage to John Murray, resumed her writings by publishing a two-part essay "On the Equality of the Sexes" published in the Massachusetts Magazine in 1790. In 1792, under the guise of the male pseudonym "The Gleaner", she went on to write essays for the periodical on the subjects of federalism, citizenship and virtue. Though she went on to create other personalities and also wrote her first play, it was the collection of her essays "The Gleaner" together with her two plays which she published together in 1798 that established her as a strong advocate for women's progress and rights in America. Bookseller Inventory # 34487

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Stein, Gertrude). Ghiselin, Brewster. (1903-2002). American poet and academic. Creator and director of the Utah Writer's Conference.

Published by Salt Lake City, UT: October 8, 1951. (1951)

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Item Description: Salt Lake City, UT: October 8, 1951., 1951. Book Condition: Good. - Typed letter filling one side of a sheet of University of Utah Department of English letterhead. Signed "Brewster Ghiselin". There is staining to the left margin of the letter with 2 small stains to the last few lines of the letter. Folded twice for mailing. Good. An interesting letter addressed to author and historian John Hyde Preston. Preston has contributed an essay describing a meeting with Gertrude Stein to "The Creative Process", a symposium of the writings of some thirty-eight men and women writers, edited by Brewster Ghiselin [published 1952]. "Your report that the conversation with Stein removed a block and allowed you to work more freely is very interesting but not surprising. The release may have been due partly to her wise suggestions about ways of working, particularly the comment that one should not have any preconception about what sort of writer one is, because that's a block in itself.I'd guess you probably were stirred and stimulated by your encounter and interchange with a person living, as every artist needs to, outside of routine expectation." Brewster Ghiselin [1903-2002] was an American poet and academic. He was a member of the English faculty at the University of Utah. He was responsible for creating the Utah Writer's Conference in 1947 and remained its director until 1966. He published two books of poetry, "Against the Circle [1946] and "Country of the Minotaur" [1970]. Bookseller Inventory # 34490

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Zolnay, George Julian. (1863-1949). Hungarian American sculptor called the "sculptor of the Confederacy."

Published by Circa [1935]. [1935] (1935)

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Item Description: Circa [1935]. [1935], 1935. Book Condition: Fine. - Card, approximately 2-1/4 inches high by 5-/2 inches wide, signed in black ink "George Julian Zolnay". Near fine. Geprge Julian Zolnay [1863- 1949] was born in Hungary, grew up and was educated in Romania and studied art in Paris and Vienna. In 1893 he came to the United States to attend the Columbian Exposition, fell in love with America and made his home in New York City. He eventually obtained U.S. citizenship. He became a favorite sculptor of Southerners in 1897 after he sculpted a statue of Sam Davis [based on portraits of Davis' relatives], a Confederate spy who was executed. His many sculptures scattered throughout the South earned him the title "sculptor of the Confederacy". He held various positions in arts institutions, among them president of the St. Louis Plastic Arts Association and director of the Chicago School of Fine Arts. Bookseller Inventory # 34491

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THE CIVIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION PRESENTS CARMEN AMAYA: Amaya, Carmen.

Item Description: Circa [1940]. [1940], 1940. Book Condition: Very good. - Program, approximately 8 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide, printed on cream paper. Boldly signed below the heading "Carmen Amaya". On the verso a small area of rubbing obscures 2 or 3 words of one of the listed dances. Very good. Also participating in the program are Antonia Amaya, Leonor Amaya and Lola Montes. The music includes pieces by de Falls, Albeniz and Rimsky-Korsakoff.Carmen Amaya [1913-1963] was a flamenco Gypsy dancer and singer born in the Somorrostro slum of Barcelona. She has been called "the greatest Spanish gypsy dancer of her generation" and "the most extraordinary personality of all time in flamenco dance". Bookseller Inventory # 34492

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN PASTOR RAY: Palmer, Ray. (1808-1887).

Palmer, Ray. (1808-1887). American pastor and author of a number of hymns, including "My faith looks up to Thee".

Published by New York: September 8th, 1870. (1870)

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Item Description: New York: September 8th, 1870., 1870. Book Condition: Very good. - Letter penned in black ink on 1-1/2 sides of a sheet of paper folded to form 4 sides, each side 8 inches high by 5 inches wide. Signed "Ray Palmer". There is a small piece out of the top corner of the 3rd side [not affecting the text] with a glue stain to the blank verso where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. Ray Palmer replies to a Mr. Savage who has asked him to contact "Dr. Hall". Palmer regrets that Dr. Hall is out of the city till the following week. "I preach for him one more Sabbath. As soon as he returns, I will see him if I can. One may almost as well try to catch a deer in the Adirondacks, I suppose, but I will try, & will make report to you."Ray Palmer was an American pastor who wrote a number of hymns, the best known being "My Faith Looks Up to Thee". Palmer wrote the lyrics for this hymn upon receiving a vision of Christ shortly after graduating from Yale University. He only unearthed them two years later when Lowell Mason asked him for a contribution to a new hymnal. At the time of this letter Palmer held the secretaryship of the American Congregational Union in New York City. Bookseller Inventory # 34485

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Beaux, Cecilia. (1855-1942). American society portraitist in the manner of John Singer Sargent.

Published by Circa [1930]. [1930] (1930)

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Item Description: Circa [1930]. [1930], 1930. Book Condition: Very good. - Close of a letter penned on a piece of light gray paper, approximately 3 inches high by 7 inches wide. Signed: "Yours sincerely / Cecilia Beaux". The bottom corners of the paper are very lightly creased and the top edge is slightly chipped. Very good. Cecilia Beaux was an American society portraitist, in the manner of John Singer Sargent. Little known today, she was overshadowed by her near-contemporary Mary Cassatt but her craftsmanship and her sympathetic portrayals of the American ruling class made her one of the most successful portrait painters of her time. Willia Merritt Chase stated "Miss Beaux is not only the greatest living woman painter, but the best that has every lived". Bookseller Inventory # 34489

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Emmet, Lydia Field. (1866-1952). American artist, best known for her work as a portraitist.

Published by New York City: April 14th, 1931. (1931)

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Item Description: New York City: April 14th, 1931., 1931. Book Condition: Very good. - A few words penned in blue ink on a sheet of light gray paper approximately 8-3/4 inches high by 5-5/8 inches high. Signed "Lydia F. Emmet". There is creasing to & a small piece out of the paper at top right. There is also a small crease to the bottom edge. Very good. Emmet responds, presumably to a request for an autograph: "With many kind wishes for your happy future".Lydia Field Emmet [1866-1952] was an American artist best known for her portraits. She exhibited widely during her career and her paintings can be found in the White House, the Metropolitan Museum and many prestigious art galleries. In 1893, Emmet was selected, along with such women artists as Mary Cassatt, Mary MacMonnies- Low and Lucia Fairchild Fuller, to paint murals in the Women's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. She later designed stained glass windows for Louis Comfort Tiffany and was a frequent illustrator for Harper's Bazaar magazine. Bookseller Inventory # 34488

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INTACT RED WAX SEAL OF THE U.S.: Eastman, Ira Allen

Eastman, Ira Allen (1809-1881). U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire.

Published by Washington, December 15, 1840. (1840)

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Item Description: Washington, December 15, 1840., 1840. Book Condition: Very good. - Over 50 words penned on 10 inch high by 8 inch wide cream paper. Eastman assures the recipient that he has "laid the matter" of the discharge of a young man from the navy "before the Secretary of the Navy" and that he'll respond once the Secretary has reached a decision but that "From what he said I doubt whether he will decide until he shall hear from the commander." Signed "I.A. Eastman". Addressed on the verso of an attached leaf with a Washington, D.C. postmark and, quite uncommon, the intact red wax seal of the U.S. House of Representatives. Folded several times for mailing, the address leaf is slightly foxed or soiled with a small piece torn from the edge opposite the seal. The American manufacturer Ira Allen Eastman (1809-1881) served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1839, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives until 1843 as chairman of the United States House Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business. After leaving Congress, Eastman served as associate justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1849 to 1855 and subsequently as justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1855 to 1859. He was unsuccessful in his bid to win office as Governor of the State and his subsequent attempt to seek office as a U.S. Senator.The intact period wax seal of the U.S. House of Representatives is uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 34486

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Hale, Louise Closser. (1872-1933). American actress, playwright and novelist.

Published by Boston, MA: [May 1928]. [May 1928] (1928)

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Item Description: Boston, MA: [May 1928]. [May 1928], 1928. Book Condition: Good. - Two paragraphs typed on a sheet of Hotel Bellevue, Boston letterhead with a vignette of the hotel printed in blue at the top. Signed "Louise Closser Hale". There is a piece out of the lower third of the left edge of the letterhead, not affecting the text. Folded twice for mailing. Good. A letter with excellent content, addressed to "John" [author, historian John Hyde Preston] and written during the out-of-town tryouts for the Cole Porter musical comedy "Paris" starring Irene Bordoni. The show was playing at the Wilbur Theatre, Boston in May 1928. She expresses her distress at the illness of the recipient's mother. "Give her my love and tell her she is not forgotten, but I am tired out myself, and with these far too lively caperings every night with Miss Bordoni's play I turn myself over to the osteopaths and, as it happens, the dentists, thro these lovely spring days.I can't get loose from this play to rehearse my own opus and they have renewed my option for another six months. I hope it will be put off till I get to town and this play opens at the Music Box Sept. 3rd."Louise Closser Hale [1872-1933] was an American actress, playwright and novelist. She made her theatrical debut in Detroit in an 1884 production of "In Old Kentucky" and her first success came when she appeared in a 1903 Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's "Candida". She became equally famous on New York and London stages, She was also known as a novelist and co-authored the play "Mother's Millions". Bookseller Inventory # 34482

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