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The author's copy inscribed to his wife on the front endpaper: "To Gladys / the first copy of this book / Oscar / October 7, 1941".
Cargill makes a distinction between orderly systems of thought or philosophies and ideologies. He coins the word "ideodynamics" for his "descriptive study of ideologies and of the results of the forces which they exert". Good .
First edition (American issue. An unnoted variant: Tarr A53.1.6 calls for the American issue to be the same as the English "second state" in the "B" binding. This copy is identical to the English "1st state" and is in the "A" binding). Good .
Second printing. Very good .
Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen on the title page: "To Peter-- / Not much trout fishing in this one! With hope and God bless you! / Otis / Bonita, AZ / 11/5/02 ". Very good .
An offprint from the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Volume Forty-six, Second and Third Quarters, 1952.
In his introductory essay, the author writes: "Before a definitive history of Mexican printing is written, there will have to be a number of studies which dig rather deeply within narrow limits. The present paper is offered as an attempt at such a study, being a checklist of the official imprints of the rule of one viceroy, with some remarks on government publishing in Mexico in the late eighteenth century. This list is, to the writer's knowledge, the first attempt at an inclusive listing of government documents of any segment of the colonial period in Mexico." . Fine .
Foreword by Lowell Thomas. Fair .
Inscribed to printer Henry Horowitz on the front endpaper. The inscription refers to Cooper Square Publishers, which was founded by famed bookseller Henry Chafetz and Sid Solomon: "Dear Henry / In the coming struggle for financial independence and success for Cooper Square Publishers, you will have to be sympathetic. Meanwhile, as you read this book on gambling in the American past, remember that Sid and I are gambling on the future in a more definite but less overt way. / Anyway enjoy 'Play The Devil' / Henry 'Chip' Chafetz". Fine .
The University Club in New York City was founded at the end of the Civil War as a meeting place for male graduates of American colleges resident in New York City. [Ladies were later admitted as guests]. Very good .
Number 256 of a limited edition of 500 numbered copies.
Presentation copy inscribed by C. Emma Cheney and signed in full on the flyleaf. Good .
From the library of Civil War veteran Louis Livingston with his signature and the date "1882" on the title page.
No. VII in the series "Campaigns of the Civil War'. Very good .
Scarce. Not in Sabin.
"In the preparation of this little work, the compiler has taken great pains to present the friends of Henry Clay with an accurate sketch of the prominent events of his public life, his last sickness, death and funeral obsequies, as a memorial of this great statesman, and to present it in so attractive a form that it will be sought for as an offering of friendship, and as an ornament to the parlor table.." -- From the author's Introduction. Good .