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The Gettysburg Address of Abraham Lincoln.

By: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Dawson's Book Shop,: 1963

Seller ID: CGSZ118-026


LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies, this is number 277, but NOT one of 5 printed on vellum. Handset, printed, and bound by Bela Blau. Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on Thursday, November 19, 1863, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. It has become recognized as one of the greatest and most influential statements of the national purpose of the United States of America. Miniature Boo... View more info

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Born on a Mountaintop: On The Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier

By: Bob Thompson (b. 1934)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Trade Group: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-013


FIRST EDITION with full number line. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. [viii], (376) pp. 8 illustrations on 4 plates, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Paper over boards, spine titled in silver, maps in end-papers, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear to jacket, small red remainder dot on bottom edge. Very Good. Bob Thompson was a longtime feature writer for the Washington Post and the editor of the Post's Sunday magazine. This, his first boo... View more info

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The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West. Volume IX, No. 6, November, 1898.

By: Charles Fletcher Lummis, editor.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Land of Sunshine Publishing Co.,: 1898.

Seller ID: R03879


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [x], 279-316, [24] pp. The leaves at the front and rear are jam-packed with period advertising, index to the entire Volume IX, illustrated with photographic illustrations, frontispiece illustration by Maynard Dixon to accompany Constance Goddard DuBois' "A Soul in Bronze, a California Novel," being syndicated in these pages; text clean, unmarked. Original printed wrappers with yapp edges; binding square and tight, unopened, light so... View more info

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Abraham Lincoln: Being an Address Delivered Before the Men's League of the Broadway Tabernacle, February 13, 1908

By: Colonel Henry Olcot Sheldon Heistand (1856-1924)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Privately Printed: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: UNK18-001


LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies. 12mo. 5 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches. Half-title, limitation page, small (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch) engraved frontispiece profile portrait of Lincoln, tissue guard, headpiece, printed on laid paper; text clean, unmarked, soiling on the blank leaves at rear. Plain brown wrappers, printed jacket, yapp edges; binding square and tight, covers lightly soiled, edges crushed, corners bumped, offsetting inside the covers from the original wrappers, front inner... View more info

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Hungarians in the United States.

By: Glen Dawson (1912-2016).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Bela Blau,: 1972

Seller ID: CGSZ118-029


Handset, printed, and bound by Bela Blau. A short list of the 14 most important and influential Hungarians in the United States history. Miniature Book. 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches. (15) pp. Textual ornaments in color on title page; text clean, unmarked. White paper over boards, ruled in red and green, titled in gilt; binding square and tight, covers very slightly bowed. Very Good. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century US Miniature Book, No. 865. View more info

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Little Portraits of Famous Americans.

By: Herschel C. Logan (1901-1987),

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Santa Ana:, Dawson's Book Shop,: 1973

Seller ID: CGSZ118-020


LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this is number 65. Miniature Book. 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches. Unpaginated. [73] pp. Half-title, frontispiece portrait of Lincoln, table of contents, illustrations for each of the entries; text clean, unmarked. Full black leather, lined and titled in gilt, decorative end-papers, French-fold pages; binding square and tight, all edges foxed. Previous owner's notes in pencil at rear. Very Good. This is a small collection of portraits drawn ... View more info

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Armed Humanitarians: The Rise of the Nation Builders

By: Nathan Hodge

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, etc., Bloomsbury: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-014


FIRST EDITION with full number line. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. viii, 338, [2] pp. Bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Paper over boards, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear to jacket. Very Good. Nathan Hodge is a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal with a specialty in the defense and national security beats. Armed Humanitarians traces how the idea of "nation building" came into vogue and how think tanks, government seminars, and... View more info

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The Witches: Salem, 1692

By: Stacy Shiff (b. 1961)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, etc., Little, Brown and Company: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-001


FIRST EDITION with full number line. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. xiv, 498 pp. Bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, decorative end-papers, dust-jacket in archival mylar. Very Good. "The Witches is a must-read for anyone intrigued by this baffling and horrifying chapter from America's Puritan past. What Schiff uncovers is mesmerizing and shocking. Her meticulous research and lyrical writing lay bare an injustice that we... View more info