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ABSE, Dannie
Tenants of the House. Poems 1951-1956
New York, Criterion Books, (1959). First American Edition. Hardcover. Early title by this English poet, doctor, and novelist, first published in England in 1957. Poet William Meredith's copy with his SIGNATURE at the top of the front endpaper, below which is INSCRIBED "With respect,/Dannie Abse," with the poet's last name crossed out by him. Laid in is a promotional photograph of Abse. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper .
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Book number: 018111
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 230.5 | £UK 197.5 | JP¥ 37588]
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Keywords: Signed, Modern Firsts, Modern Poetry, Association Copy Literature: English Modern Poetry Modern First Editions Inscribed

 
ABSE, Dannie
Three Questor Plays
(Lowestoft), Scorpion Press, (1967). First Edition. Softcover. Pictorial wraps. INSCRIBED and SIGNED to the poet William Meredith: "'To Bill/Not open, still./warmly,/Dannie/July 67/(Hope to see you next year). Some soiling to covers. Very Good .
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Book number: 018120
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.25 | £UK 39.5 | JP¥ 7518]
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Keywords: Signed, Modern Firsts, Modern Poetry, Association Copy, Theater, Plays Literature: English Modern Poetry Modern First Editions Inscribed

 
ADAMIC, Louis
Lucas, King of the Balucas
Los Angeles, Arthur Whipple, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. One of 350 copies illustrated with woodcuts by Eizzil. SIGNED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper. Ill.: Eizzil. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper .
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Book number: 016867
USD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 40.5 | £UK 34.75 | JP¥ 6585]
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Keywords: Signed Eizzil Modern First Editions Limited Journalism Literature: American

 
ADAMIC, Louis
Two-Way Passage
New York & London, Harper & Brothers, (1941). First Edition. Hardcover. Political and social commentary on the eve of America's entrance into the war. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in the year of publication on the half-title page. Spine mildly sunned. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper .
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Book number: 016864
USD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 40.5 | £UK 34.75 | JP¥ 6585]
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Keywords: Signed, World War II Immigration Journalism Modern First Editions Literature: American

 
ADAMIC, Louis
What's Your Name?
New York & London, Harper & Brothers, (1942). First Edition. Hardcover. An examination of the evolution, intricacies, and absurdities of last names. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper. Inscribee's bookplate on front pastedown. Spine mildly sunned. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper .
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Book number: 016861
USD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 40.5 | £UK 34.75 | JP¥ 6585]
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Keywords: Signed Immigration Journalism Modern First Editions Literature: American

 
ADAMS, John Quincy
Autograph Letter Signed (Als)
Washington, 29 March 1830. Letter. A three-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) by Adams on one large sheet of paper folded to 7-7/8" x 9-3/4" to the editor of the AMERICAN ANNUAL REGISTER, Joseph Blunt, sending corrections to his important and lengthy unsigned article dealing with the Russo-Turkish War and Greece. In this article Adams contrasts Christianity with Islam to the advantage of Christianity. Here is an example from the article not from the letter: "In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar [i.e. Muhammad], the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE (Adams's capital letters). Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. That war is yet flagrant; nor can it cease but by the extinction of that imposture, which has been permitted by Providence to prolong the degeneracy of man. While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men. The hand of Ishmael will be against every man, and every man's hand against him." The letter includes a long list of corrections, mostly word changes and deletions or additions. At the end of the list Adams says of Robert Walsh, editor of THE NATIONAL GAZETTE who had also written on the Russo-Turkish War: "I have no desire to compliment or to propitiate Mr. Walsh but most assured by the Article upon the former Wars between Russia and Turkey, in the 13th number of his Review was not written by him, and to any one who will take any interest in my six chapters, it is as good as if it was an intended preliminary to them. I think still whether it pleases Walsh or not, the note would promote teh circulation of your own book but I leave this matter entirely to your own judgment." Accompanied by a silk memorial ribbon for Adams. Some splitting along the fold. Fine The first child of a president to become a president, the first president to be a published poet, and the first president to be photographed, Adams was certainly one of our most intelligent presidents and one of the greatest humanitarians to hold that office. He is perhaps best known for two accomplishments outside his term: the authorship of the Monroe Doctrine as secretary of state and his heroic, successful argument before the Supreme Court to free the Amistad slaves.
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Book number: 019167
USD 6250.00 [Appr.: EURO 5760.75 | £UK 4933.5 | JP¥ 939690]
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ADAMS, Henry
Autograph Letter Signed (Als)
Washington DC, 18 January 1900. Letter. Fine SIGNED handwritten four-page letter on all sides of a 9-1/2" x 7-3/4" sheet of paper folded in half to a Miss R. K. Crandall, written in answer to an inquiry about documents concerning American foreign affairs. In part: "Miss Donnely was instructed to copy for me all documents she could find which had relation to American affairs between 1789 and 1799. Between 1799 and 1875 I made the search myself, and selected the material for copy. The latter documents, 1799 -- 1875, were found in several volumes, and are now at Quincy in Massachusetts. The documents from 1789 to 1799 were bound in four volumes, and are now here in Washington. All are at your service if you wish to consult them, but I have neither index nor list, and unless you can come here for the purpose I am at a loss to know how to assist you. Documents cannot be sent about, like books, not so much because of their value.. On the other hand, any particular paper you want shall be promptly copied and sent to you." With a clipping of a description of this item from a 1984 auction. Folds from mailing, faint soiling at edges. Near Fine Henry Adams (1838-1918, American historian and author, was a descendent of John and John Quincy Adams. His posthumously published memoir, THE EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS, was awarded the 1919 Pulitzer Prize.
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Book number: 020103
USD 1500.00 [Appr.: EURO 1382.75 | £UK 1184.25 | JP¥ 225526]
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Keywords: Signed, 19th Century American Literature, Modern First Editions, Modern Firsts, Henry Adams Signed Autograph Letter Literature: American Modern First Editions

 
ADAMS, Charles Francis
Autograph Letter Signed (Als)
Quincy [MA], 1 October 1874. Letter. Three-page letter on both sides of a 10" x 8" sheet to author and editor George W. Curtis responding about a series of lectures being organized by a man named Carpenter. Adams says he has an aversion "to all the system of lecturing which had been carried on so systematically of later years.. It would be a great inconvenience to me to break off from the prosecution of my present undertaking, which will be likely to absorb all my remaining days of usefulness.. He mentioned your name, that of Dr. Woolsey and Mr. Schurz as within the perview of the plan. What could I say but that if gentlemen of that mark were ready to advance, I could not fall back?" Curtis, editor of HARPER'S WEEKLY during the Civil War years and one of the most influential American journalists of any day, also was known for his speeches, one of which was a tribute to Charles Sumner. Curtis also had the honor of helping Thoreau build his cabin on Walden Pond. Fine letter from one important American figure to another. Near Fine Charles Francis Adams Sr. (August 18, 1807 - November 21, 1886) was an editor, writer, politician, and diplomat. He was a son of John Quincy Adams and grandson of John Adams, about whom he wrote a major biography. Adams served two terms in the Massachusetts State Senate before running unsuccessfully as vice-presidential candidate for the Free Soil Party in the election of 1848 on a ticket with former president Martin Van Buren. During the Civil War, Adams served as the United States Minister to the United Kingdom under Abraham Lincoln, where he played a key role in keeping the British government neutral and not diplomatically recognizing the Confederacy.
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Book number: 020898
USD 437.50 [Appr.: EURO 403.25 | £UK 345.5 | JP¥ 65778]
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ADAMS, Richard
Autographed Letter Signed (Als)
London, 19 June 1973. Letter. Wonderful AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED, 3-1/2 pages, to the creator of the cover art for the Puffin edition of WATERSHIP DOWN which was published in June 1973 becoming a bestseller and responsible for establishing the book in the public's eye. Adams praises the artist's work: "Fiver's stare of rapt contemplation really makes one want to investigate further." He also asks for the original artwork which eventually did wind up in his hands. Fine .
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Book number: 000187
USD 937.50 [Appr.: EURO 864.25 | £UK 740.25 | JP¥ 140953]
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Keywords: Signed, Literary Firsts, 20th Century British Literature, Association, Modern Firsts Literature: English Illustrated Books Children's Literature Modern First Editions

 
ADAMS, Richard
Autographed Letter Signed (Als) with Archive of Related Materials
Mountain View, CA, 5 Jan. 1982. Letter. AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED of 4 pages. About personal matters but primarily concerned with making corrections in an interview eventually published in the WEBSTER REVIEW in 1985. Adams mentions Kipling, Dickens, Trollope, and others, as well as his being president of the British Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Regarding his WATERSHIP DOWN and a character from De la Mare's THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS, Adams says, "Nod & Fiver are similar in remaining weak, but in developing authority as their story develops. I did not say that Fiver's vision of man derived from the Nod-Andy Battle episode.." Along with a copy of the magazine containing the interview, copies of the interviewer's letters to Adams, and two copies of the manuscript of the interview--one the final copy and the other with some questions and answers not used in the final version. Crease marks from folding. With original envelope. Near Fine .
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Book number: 005012
USD 812.50 [Appr.: EURO 749 | £UK 641.5 | JP¥ 122160]
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Keywords: Signed, Children's Literature, Modern First Editions, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Modern Firsts Signed Literature: English Fantasy Modern First Editions

 
ADAMS, John Quincy
The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse Delivered at the Request of the New York Historical Society, in the City of New York, on Tuesday, the 30th of April 1839; Being the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Inauguration of George Washington As President of the United States, on Thursday, the 30th of April, 1789
New York, Samuel Colman, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Bound in recent full forest green morocco leather without the original wraps and endpapers; 136 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece depicting the Inauguration of Washington at the Old City Hall. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the half-title page in ink: "Hon. Richard Fletcher/from/John Quincy Adams." Books inscribed by Adams are scarce. Typically one sees Adams's Oration on Lafayette signed on a separate slip pasted into the book. The first child of a president to become a president, the first president to be a published poet, and the first president to be photographed, Adams was certainly one of our most intelligent presidents and one of the greatest humanitarians to hold that office. He is perhaps best known for two accomplishments outside his term: the authorship as Secretary of State of the Monroe Doctrine and his heroic, successful argument before the Supreme Court to free the Amistad slaves. Fine in a handsome binding Richard Fletcher was a fellow member of the 25th Congress from Massachusetts with Adams. In his diary Adams recounts how Fletcher came under fire for criticizing the Ways and Means Committee for being under the control of the White House. Fletcher was widely quoted about his disdain for the committee, and Adams defended his colleague's views, coming under fire himself. Fletcher's outspokenness would eventually lead him out of Congress, and he later became a Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice.
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Book number: 016949
USD 25000.00 [Appr.: EURO 23042.25 | £UK 19733.75 | JP¥ 3758759]
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Keywords: Signed, Presidents, Presidential Autographs, Anti-Slavery, Association Copy, Americana, John Quincy Adams, Inscribed Presidents Presidential Autographs Signed Association Copy

 
ADAMS, Henry
A Letter to American Teachers of History
Washington DC, (J. H. Furst), 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Publisher's green cloth; vi, 214, [2] pages. SIGNED by the author at the end of the introductory letter, as with many copies. BAL 34. One of a series of late works by Adams in which he tried to incorporate new scientific knowledge, especially in physics, into the study of American history. A close to Fine copy Henry Adams (1838-1918, American historian and author, was a descendent of John Adams and John Quincy Adams. His posthumously published memoir, THE EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS, was awarded the 1919 Pulitzer Prize.
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Book number: 020558
USD 812.50 [Appr.: EURO 749 | £UK 641.5 | JP¥ 122160]
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Keywords: Signed, Education, 19th Century American Literature, Modern First Editions, Modern Firsts, Henry Adams Signed Education Literature: American Modern First Editions

 
ADAMS, John Quincy
An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport... Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
Newburyport, Morss and Brewster, (1837). First Edition. wraps. Original printed blue wrappers; 68 pages. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front blue wrapper: "Deacon Samuel Savile/from/John Quincy Adams." Books inscribed by Adams are quite uncommon, and when found are usually signed on a presentation slip pasted in rather than in the actual pamphlet or book as it is here. The first child of a president to become a president, the first president to be a published poet, and the first president to be photographed, Adams was certainly one of our most intelligent presidents and one of the greatest humanitarians to hold that office. He is also the only president to serve in Congress after leaving office and is perhaps best known for two accomplishments outside his term: the authorship of the Monroe Doctrine as secretary of state and his heroic, successful argument before the Supreme Court to free the Amistad slaves. This oration is of particular interest as it was given on 4 July 1837 to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a document his father was assigned to draft, though he left that task to Thomas Jefferson. Adams Sr. and Jefferson were the only presidents to sign the Declaration. In this speech Adams refers to the injustice of slavery several times connecting it to the promise of the Declaration of Independence and "a rule of right transcending all human power .. must lead to the extinction of slavery and of war from the earth." Adams and Savile were members of the First Congregational (Unitarian) Church in Braintree, Massachusetts. Very Good and scarce .
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Book number: 014908
USD 25000.00 [Appr.: EURO 23042.25 | £UK 19733.75 | JP¥ 3758759]
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Keywords: Signed, Declaration of Independence, Americana, Inscribed, Presidents, Presidential Autographs, American Revolution, John Quincy Adams, Fourth of July Presidents John Quincy Adams American Revolution Presidential Autographs

 
ADAMS, John Quincy
Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette...
Washington, Gales and Seaton, 1835. First Edition. Pamphlet. Original printed blue wrappers; 94 pages. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front blue wrapper: "Revd. William Hawley/from/J. Q. Adams." Adams had written "Joseph" which is crossed out with "William," possibly in another hand, written above it. Hawley was the second Rector of St. John's Church in Washington, D.C. a church where every president since James Madison has attended services. It was in the news recently when Donald Trump stood in front of it holding a Bible upside down. Hawley baptized and married African Americans of all legal statuses when he led the Church from 1817 to 1845. He also performed the marriage for John Quincy Adams's son John. Books inscribed by Adams are quite uncommon. THIS TITLE IS MOST OFTEN FOUND SIGNED ON A PRESENTATION SLIP PASTED OR TIPPED INTO THE BOOK RATHER THAN IN THE ACTUAL BOOK AS IT IS HERE. THAT, OF COURSE, DOES NOT EQUATE TO A SIGNED BOOK BUT RATHER TO AN AUTOGRAPH ADDED TO THE BOOK. Some light pencil markings to text, rather even browning to pages. Slight loss of paper at the spine. Near Fine and scarce The first child of a president to become a president, the first president to be a published poet, and the first president to be photographed, Adams was certainly one of our most intelligent presidents and one of the greatest humanitarians to hold that office. He is perhaps best known for two accomplishments outside his term: the authorship of the Monroe Doctrine as secretary of state and his heroic, successful argument before the Supreme Court to free the Amistad slaves.
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Book number: 018977
USD 18750.00 [Appr.: EURO 17281.75 | £UK 14800.25 | JP¥ 2819069]
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Keywords: Signed, Presidents, Presidential Autographs, Lafayette, Americana, Inscribed, John Quincy Adams Presidents Signed American Revolution Presidential Autographs

 
ADDAMS, Jane
The Second Twenty Years at Hull-House. September 1909 to September 1929. With a Record of a Growing World Consciousness
New York, The Macmillan Company, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated with drawings by Norah Hamilton and Morris Topchevsky. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "'Compliments of the author'/Jane Addams/Hull-House/Chicago." Uncommon in dustwrapper. Slight offsetting to endpapers from dustwrapper. Bright, close to Fine in a lightly soiled, Very Good dustwrapper with some edgewear Jane Addams (1860-1935), American settlement house founder and social reformer, was born to a well-off family in Cedarsville, Illinois. Though she had hoped for a degree from Smith College, her father insisted she attend the Rockford Female Seminary. After graduation, she attended the Women's Medical College in Philadelphia but withdrew due to a chronic spinal illness. After a successful convalescence, she toured Europe in 1883 and 1887 where she was deeply affected by her experiences with the urban poor causing her to undertake a thorough study of the living conditions of the working poor. She vowed to create an American version of the settlement houses she had visited. In 1889, together with lifelong friend Helen Starr, she launched Hull House, a sanctuary offering physical, financial, medical, and legal protection to Chicago's urban underclass. By 1893 Addams had opened or inspired 40 other such local clubs, including nurseries, dispensaries and boarding houses, all based at Hull House and devoted to providing higher standards of care than had ever been offered to America's poor, predominantly female at this time. By the late 1890s Addams no longer had to self-fund her endeavors, but could depend on assistance from wealthy Chicago women. With such backing, Addams, along with Alice Hamilton, Julia Lathrop, and Edith and Grace Abbot, among others, effected not just change in their local community, but lobbied for legislative intervention. Due in large part to their efforts, Illinois passed its first factory inspection act in 1893 and Chicago established the first juvenile court in the United States in 1899; in addition, the succeeding years saw Hull House influence in political battles for child labor laws, limitation on working hours for women, improvement in welfare procedures, recognition of labor unions, protection of immigrants, compulsory school attendance, and industrial safety. Addams's battles occasioned opposition from conservative quarters, and her voluble opposition to the Great War won her no friends, but her local infamy was ultimately overwhelmed by her international reputation for pioneering good works. Addams's local community work led her into political activism on a national and even global scale: in 1909 she became the first female President of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections; in 1911, the first head of the National Federation of Settlements and Vice-President of the National American Women Suffrage Alliance (1922-14); and in 1912, a vocal member of the Roosevelt for President campaign. In 1915 Addams became Chairman of the Woman's Peace Party and President of the first Women's Peace Congress at the Hague; in 1919 she presided over the second Women's Peace Conference in Zurich, and remained its president until her death; and in 1920 she became a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union. During the following decade she pursued many of these causes with vigor and a degree of success. In 1931 Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in forming the first Women's Peace Party, along with Nicholas Murray Butler. Today the most widely-read of her copious publications are her two memoirs, TWENTY YEARS AT HULL-HOUSE, published in 1910 and her most successful book then as it is now; and its less optimistic sequel, THE SECOND TWENTY YEARS AT HULL HOUSE, published in 1930.
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Book number: 021235
USD 1062.50 [Appr.: EURO 979.5 | £UK 838.75 | JP¥ 159747]
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Keywords: Signed, Nobel Peace Prize, Social Reform, Women's Movement, Women's Suffrage Movement, Women's Literature Signed Nobel Peace Prize Social Reform Women's Suffrage Movement

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