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1 American Friends Service Committee. The United States and the Soviet Union: Some Quaker Proposals for Peace. A Report Prepared for the American Friends Service Committee.
New Have: Yale University Press, 1949. 
First Edition. Tall octavo, (hardcover), yellow cloth, 39 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing to endpapers, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with edgewear. Contents: Foreword -- Why This Study?; Basic Considerations -- The Widespread Desire for Peace, Communism and the Western Democratic System Both Likely to Continue, Important Differences in Aims and Methods, The Possibility of Accomodation and Coexistence, The United States and the Soviet Union Fear Each Other, Security Unlikely to Be Achieved Through Armaments Competition, Armaments Competition Threatens the Democratic System, Some Restraits to Soviet or United States Aggression; Specific Recommendations -- Three Areas in Which, with Wise Statesmanship, Tension Can Be Relaxed, Economic Relations with the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, The Future of Germany, Strengthening the United Nations -- Some Necessary Measures of Support, Next Steps in the Reduction of Armaments, Approaches to More Adequate World Organization; Conclusion. 
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2 Betts, Charles H.. Betts-Roosevelt Letters: A Spirited and Illuminating Discussion on a Pure Democracy, Direct Nominations, the Initiative, the Referendum and the Recall and the New York State Court of Appeals' Decision in the Workmen's Compensation Case.
Lyons, NY: The Lyons Republican Company, 1912. First Edition. 
Betts' copy, inscribed and signed by him. Octavo, 3/4 leather and marbled boards (hardcover), gilt letters, marbled endpapers, 93 pp. Very Good, with lightly rubbed edges. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 Catton, Bruce and William B. Catton. The Bold and Magnificent Dream: America's Founding Years, 1492-1815. [The Doubleday Basic History of the United States].
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1978. 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, 495 pp. Very Good++, with light foxing (age darkened spotting), in a like dust jakcet with slight fading to spine. Includes bilbiography, maps, and index. “This is the story of America, from Columbus and the Colonial Age through the War of 1812 -- told with rare eloquence and power by two eminent historians...They move perceptively through the complex ideological, economic, and social forces that led to the establishment of European colonies on the North American continent. And they describe the vigorous movement to independence...Here, too, is a first-rate military history of the American Revolution, and the awesome achievement of George Washington... And here are the sharp ideological debates after independence, between the followers of Hamilton and Jefferson -- a political and spiritual conflict that would shape the American experience forever.” 
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4 Davis, Burke. A Williamsburg Galaxy.
New York: Published by Colonial Williamsburg, distributed by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1968]. Williamsburg in America Series, No. 6. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), 232 pp. Portraits. Fine in dust jacket. 
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5 Fleming, Thomas. 1776, Year of Illusions.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1975. 
First Edition. Octavo, red cloth, gilt letters, 525 pp. B & w illus. Very Good+ with former owner stamp and marks to endpapers from removed tape, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light fading to spine. Thomas Fleming writes, ‘We have celebrated the heroic side of 1776 for a long time. Perhaps after two hundred years we are ready to look steadily at the dark side of the story as well. Perhaps by facing it, absorbing it, contemporary and future Americans will be spared the paroxysms of shock and dismay, the cries of despair and predictions of imminent doom which emanate from so many mouths whenever some of these negative traits appear among our contemporary politicians or soldiers or plain citizens. Instead of these seizures of infantile emotion, perhaps we can begin to accept such failings as part of our limited human natures and learn from the mistakes, without losing hope or faith in the future.' 
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6 Fordham, Elias Pym. Personal Narrative of Travels in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky; and of a Residence in the Illinois Territory; 1817-1818. Edited by Frederic Austin Ogg.
Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1960. First Edition. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), uncut, 248 pp., ads. Map, plans, plates. Howes F257. Very Good; former-owner signature, two small spots of discoloration on front cover, otherwise clean and tight. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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7 Hoover, John Neal. Four St. Louisans & a Library: The Collectors of American River History. A Gallery Talk delivered April 6, 2010 at The Grolier Club for the Exhibition, Lives on the Mississippi.
St. Louis: St. Louis Mercantile Library Association, 2010. Set in Miller and Bell Types, Printed on Mohawk Paper, Designed by Jerry Kelly. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, stapled wrappers), 22 pp. Fine. 
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8 Hurd, Charles & Eleanor. A Treasury of Great American Letters: Our Country's Life & History in the Letters of Its Men &Women.
New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1961. First Edition, As Stated. 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 320 pp. Near-Fine, with small former-owner stamp, in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear. 
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9 Jastrow, Marie. Looking Back: The American Dream through Immigrant Eyes, 1907-1918. Introduction by Robert Jastrow.
New York: W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., [1986]. 
Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 202 pp. Illus. with b & w photos. Fine (As New), in a Near-Fine dust jacket with very slight edgewear. “Marie Jastrow tells the story of her family's first years in America...Few Americans are alive today who passed through Ellis Island in 1907, and fewer still are wrriting about it. Looking Back...is rare in its combination of historicity and anecdotal warmth...Marie Jastrow recaptures for us through her own experience the great events of an era -- the melting pot, the Panic of 1907, the forces that divided America as the nation moved toward World War I. Robert Jastrow has written an introduction on the political and economic evennts that generated the floodtide of European immigration -- thirty-three million immigrants to the United States from Europe in the years leading up to the first war....” 
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10 Leonard, John; Editor. These United States: Original Essays by Leading American Writers on Their State within the Union. Edited and Introduced by John Leonard.
New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, Nation Books, [2003]. First Edition. 
Octavo, boards (hardcover), gilt letters, xix, 520 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From jacket: ...What we received from Sherman Alexie (Washington), Annie Proulx (Wyoming), James Lee Burke (Louisiana), Tony Hillerman (New Mexico), Molly Ivins (Texas), Diane McWhorter (Alabama), Frank Conroy (Iowa), and Charles Bowden (Arizona) was an eclectic slelectionof essays ranging from songs to sermons, polemics to personal history, cityscapes, landscapes, and dreamscapes, which, taken together, form a unique, powerful, and inspiring portrait of contemporary America. 
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11 Lucey, Charles. Harp and Sword: 1776. The Irish in the American Revolution.
Washington, DC: The American Irish Foundation, 1976. First Edition, As Stated. In Commemoration of the United States Bicentennial, 1776-1976. 
Octavo, softbound (slick printed white wrappers), [53] pp. Near-Fine, with slight age darkening to edges. 
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12 Mark, Irving and Schwaab, Eugene L.; Editors. The Faith of Our Fathers: An Anthology Expressing the Aspirations of the American Common Man, 1790-1860.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. 
Octavo, tan cloth (hardcover), xviii, 393 pp. Very Good, with lightly soiled covers. Content Headings: Civil Rights; Right to Alter the Existing Governmnet; Fraternal Aid to the Common Men of Other Nations; All Men Are Created Equal; Toward Negro Equality; Community Humaneness; Free Public Education; Peace Among Nations; Religious Freedom; Share the Land; Right to Earn a Living; Equitable Return for Work Done. 
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13 Miers, Earl Schenck. Blood of Freedom: The Story of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.
Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg, 1958. Williamsburg in America Series III. 
Octavo, green leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to upper cover, xi, 179 pp. Fine, in a Very Good+, mylar protected dust jacket with light edgewear. The third in a series of popular histories of Williamsburg and Tidewater Virginia in the eighteenth century. 
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14 n.l. The Case of the United States, to be Laid before the Tribunal of Arbitration, to be Convened at Geneva under the Provisions of the Treaty between the United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, Concluded at Washington, May 8, 1871.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1871. First Edition. 
Royal octavo, brown pebbled cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 501 pp. Good+, with chipping to head and foot of spine; otherwise, clean & tight, with few signs of aging. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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15 Phillips, Ethel Calvert. Peter Peppercorn. Drawings by Ilse Bischoff.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, 1939. 
Royal octavo, tan illus. cloth (hardcover), viii, 148 ppl. Illus. endpapers. Very Good+, with light soiling to covers. Illustrated. Contents: Peter Peppercorn; Across the Riverr; The Bright Whistle; The Journey to Esopus; The Indian Attack; Joanna; Snowshoes and Skates; In the Woods; A Visit to Oratam; Old Silver Nails; The Peace Treaty; Pinkster Day; The Squaw's Bundle; Dark Days; The Flag on the Fort; We Live in New Jersey. 
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16 Platt, Anthony M. The Politics of Riot Commissions, 1917-1970: A Collection of Official Reports and Critical Essays. Edited and Introduced by Anthony Platt.
New York: The Macmillan Company, (1971). First Edition. 
Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, x + 534 pp. Very Good, with edgewear; in a Very Good dust jacket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: Anthony Platt has produced the definitive study of riot commission politics, based on massive research and cool, precise calculations. Motivated by the recent discovery of the suppressed Harlem Commission Report of 1935, Platt has assembled official documents of great political and historical importance. The collection includes selections from the final reports of riot commissions from 1917 to 1970 as well as critical essays by distinguished persons not connected with commissions. 
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17 Price, Richard, D.D. F.R.S. Additional Observations on the Nature and Value of Civil Liberty, and the War with America: Also Observations on Schemes for Raising Money by Public Loans; An Historical Deduction and Analysis of the National Debt; And a Brief Account of the Debts and REsources of France.
London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, M.DCC.LXXVII, [1777]. 
Octavo, khaki cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xvi + 176 pp. Professionally rebound. Good+ with bumped corners and edgewear. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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18 Price, Richard. Additional Observations on the Nature and Value of Civil Liberty, and the War with America: Also Observations on Schemes for raising Money by Public Loans; An Historical Deduction and Analysis of the National Debt; And a brief Account of the Debts and Resources of France.
London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1777. 
Octavo, original issue bound in modern cloth, 176 pp. Sabin 65444, Howes P583. Near-Fine; cloth corners bumped. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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19 Smith, William, D. D. Discourses on Public Occasions in America.
London: Printed for A. Millar, D. Wilson, and T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1762. Second Edition (with additional material), first issue. 
Octavo, bound in later 3/4 morocco & marbled boards, [xvi], 224, [34], 39-160 pp. Steel engraved plate of St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, added as a frontis at time of rebinding. Very Good; spine badly faded, some scuffing to binding; interior clean and tight. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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20 Tunis, Edwin. Colonial Living.
Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, [1957]. 
Quarto, tan cloth, burgundy letters, [157] pp. Illus. with b & w sketches, throughout. Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with several small, tape repaired chips along edges. “Here, in the inimitable Tunis style, is a vigorous recreation of 17th and 18th century America -- of the everyday living of those sturdy men and women who carved a way of life out of the wilderness. In lively text and accurate drawings we see the dugouts and wigwams of New England's first settlers and the houses they learned to build against the cruel winters; the snug Dutch and Flemish farmhouses of Nieuw Amersterdam; the homes of the early planters in the South which would one day e kitchens for the houses they dreamed of building when tobacco made them rich. [Tunis] shares all with his reader -- the building of houses, with their trunnels, girts, and hand-hewn beams, the spinning of yarn and its weaving and dyeing, the making of candles and soap, the intricate business of cooking on the open hearth with lug poles, cranes, bake kettles, and spits. He describes the early crops, and pictures the implements and animals used to produce them; in detailed pictures we see again the tools and products of the craftsmen -- the blacksmith, the copper, the miller, the joiner, and the silversmith. Here, too, are the clothes they wore, from the velvet pelisse of the palnter's wife to the iron collar and rough garments of the bondsman. 
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