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41 (Curtis, Lynn A.; Kimble, Vesta; et al) INVESTING IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH, RECONSTRUCTING OUR CITIES: Doing What Works to Reverse the Betrayal of American Democracy. In Commemoration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
(Washington, DC): The Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, [1993]. [1993]. Very good 
(Washington, DC): The Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, [1993].. [1993].. Very good. - Quarto [10-7/8 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover. The contents are bound between pictorial cover sheets with a black plastic binder. The cover sheets are lightly bumped & rubbed & the lower end of the plastic binder is detached from the rear cover & contents. xxiv, [iii], 309 & 32 mechanically reproduced pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

A follow-up to the 1968 Kerner report on the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles, published in the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots over the beating of Rodney King. This is a prepublication copy released on February 28, 1993. The final version, a copy edit of this version, was to be published in the spring of 1993. 
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42 (Custer, General George A.). (Bjorklund, Lorence F.). Custer, Colonel Charles; Davis, Elden; Lawrence, Elizabeth; et al PROGRAM FOR CENTENNIAL OBSERVANCES OF CUSTER'S REBURIAL AT WEST POINT 8 OCTOBER 1977
West Point, NY: (The United States Military Academy), 1977. 1977. Good 
West Point, NY: (The United States Military Academy), 1977.. 1977.. Good. - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers with a black-and-white portrait of Custer by Lorence F. Bjorklund on the front wrap. The wraps are darkened around the edges & lightly soiled with a few tiny stains. [3] leaves & 13 mechanically reproduced pages with a poem printed on the inside rear wrap. The contents are very good.

Laid in are copies of related Custer materials mechanically reproduced on four stapled sheets of pink and golden yellow stock, including extracts from the Congressional Records of 1876 and 1878. 
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43 (Custer, General George). Custer, Elizabeth B GENERAL CUSTER AT THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN JUNE 25, 1876. (Facsimile)
(Grand Rapids, MI: Custer Ephemera Society), circa [1975]. [1975]. Fine 
(Grand Rapids, MI: Custer Ephemera Society), circa [1975].. [1975].. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. Title & [3] pages plus colophon. There are ink stains to the inner edge of the title page, probably as issued. Near fine.

Custer Ephemera Society Reprint #1, limited to 300 copies. A facsimile reprint of the New York edition of 1897. It reprints a letter in which Elizabeth Custer defends General Custer against the charge that he disobeyed General Terry's orders at the battle of Little Big Horn. 
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44 (Custer, George Armstrong). King, Charles, Captain CUSTER'S LAST BATTLE. Introduced by Paul L. Hedren
Grand Rapids, MI: Custer Ephemera Publications, 1975. 1975. Very good 
Grand Rapids, MI: Custer Ephemera Publications, 1975.. 1975.. Very good. - Octavo, soft cover bound in pictorial tan wraps with a cover illustration in black by Gail Mercatante on the front wrap. The wraps are slightly soiled with the corners lightly creased & a tiny tear to the top edge of the rear wrap. iii, 10 & [1] pages. Illustrated with a plan of the Little Big Horn battle-ground. Very good.

Custer Ephemera Publication Number Eight, limited to 1,000 copies. Reprinted from the August 1890 Harper's Magazine. 
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45 (Custer, George). Luther, Tal CUSTER HIGH SPOTS. Introduction: Don Russell
Fort Collins, CO: The Old Army Press, 1972. 1972. Very good 
Fort Collins, CO: The Old Army Press, 1972.. 1972.. Very good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt. The covers are very lightly spotted & lightly rubbed with a score mark to the front cover. [v] & 99 pages with black & white illustrations by Byron Wolfe. A previous owner's address label, blind stamp & signature are on the front endpaper. Else the contents are very good.

First edition.

The classic work on books about Custer. First Edition. 
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THE FORUM.  VOL. XXIV. September, 1897 - February, 1898. (6 months of this periodical bound in one volume)., (Dall, William Healey; Gompers, Samuel; Procter, J.R.; Agnew, Daniel; Roberts, Charles G.D.; Sterne, Simon; Powell, John W.; and others).
46 (Dall, William Healey; Gompers, Samuel; Procter, J.R.; Agnew, Daniel; Roberts, Charles G.D.; Sterne, Simon; Powell, John W.; and others). THE FORUM. VOL. XXIV. September, 1897 - February, 1898. (6 months of this periodical bound in one volume).
New York: The Forum Publishing Co., (1897). (1897). Good 
- Octavo, 9-1/4 inches high by 6-7/8 inches wide. Three-quarter maroon calf and black cloth, titled in gilt with gilt-ruled raised bands on the spine. The leather is split along the rear joint and the spine has peeled away from the text block. The covers are rubbed with wear to the corners and edges and the front cover is nearly detached. iv & 764 pages. The hinges are cracked. The endpapers, pastedowns and blanks are darkened with a small piece out from the front edge of the front endpaper. The pages are toned. Good.

Founded by Isaac Rice in 1885, the American periodical "The Forum" existed under various names until 1950. From 1885 through 1902 it's most notable contributions were symposium-based with prominent authors debating various sides of political and social issues.

Of note are William Healey Dall's essay "Alaska and the New Gold-Field", the American labor leader, and founder of the AFL, Samuel Gompers' "Strikes and the Coal Miners", J.R. Procter's "Hawaii and the Changing Front of the World", Daniel Agnew on the "Unconstitutionality of the Hawaiian Treaty", Charles G.D. Roberts' "The Poetry of Nature", Simon Sterne's "The Reconquest of New York by Tammany", Clements R. Markham "Antarctic Exploration and Its Importance", and John W. Powell's "Whence Came the American Indians?" 
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47 (Dallas, Francis Gregory) THE PAPERS OF FRANCIS GREGORY DALLAS, UNITED STATES NAVY; CORRESPONDENCE AND JOURNAL 1837-1859. Edited by Gardner W. Allen
New York: Printed for the Naval History Society by the DeVinne Press, 1917. 1917. Very good 
New York: Printed for the Naval History Society by the DeVinne Press, 1917.. 1917.. Very good. - Octavo, light grayish-blue paper covered boards backed by a white vellum spine, titled in gilt on the spine with a device in gilt on the front cover. The top edge is gilt. The spine is lightly spotted with slight darkening to the head and tail. 303 & [2] pages, illustrated with 4 plates. There is some minor foxing to the endpapers & pastedowns. Very good.

Limited edition of 700 numbered copies. Volume VIII of the Publications of the Naval History Society. 
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48 (Davis, Jefferson). Tate, Allen JEFFERSON DAVIS
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1969). (1969). Good 
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1969).. (1969).. Good. - Octavo, pictorial cloth in a dust wrapper. The covers are bumped with soiling to the top corner of the front cover. The dust jacket is faded, chipped & lightly soiled with a tear to the top corner of the front panel. 189 & [2] pages. There is light soiling to the rear endpaper & to the fore- edge & top edge. Good. Dust jacket present. 
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49 (de Tocqueville, Alexis; Dickens, Charles; Kemble, Fanny; et al). Pachter, Marc; editor ABROAD IN AMERICA: VISITORS TO THE NEW NATION 1976-1914. Edited and with an Introduction by Marc Pachter, Historian, National Portrait Gallery. Co-edited by Frances Stevenson Wein, Editor, National Portrait Gallery
(Washington, DC): National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution / (Reading, MA): Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, (1976). (1976). Very good 
(Washington, DC): National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution / (Reading, MA): Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, (1976).. (1976).. Very good. - Large octavo, printed cream wraps. Slightly darkened; corners lightly creased. xix & 347 pp. B&W illustrations. Very good. 
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50 (Department of Trade and Commerce). CANADA 1940: The Official Handbook of Present Conditions and Recent Progress. New York World's Fair Edition. Published by the authority of the Hon. W. D. Euler, M.P., Minister of Trade and Commerce.
Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Department of Trade and Commerce, 1940. 1940. Good 
Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Department of Trade and Commerce, 1940.. 1940.. Good. - Octavo, soft cover bound in red wraps with a map in pink & red on the front wrap. The wraps are slightly soiled with the corners lightly creased & the tail of the spine chipped. 213 pages. Folding color map, folding full-page illustrations in black & white & color & many black-and-white textual illustrations & tables. There is soiling to 1 page & occasional light creasing. Good. 
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51 (Dickinson, S. D.) ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE REGARDING THE USE OF VOTING MACHINES / Made in Pursuance with the Provisions of Section 37 of Chapter 215 of the Laws of 1905, and of Chapter 268 of the Laws of 1907. December 30, 1907
Trenton, NJ: MacCrellish & Quigley, State Printers, 1908. 1908. Good 
Trenton, NJ: MacCrellish & Quigley, State Printers, 1908.. 1908.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wrappers. The wraps are lightly bumped & chipped with their edges darkened & with light creases to their bottom corners. There is a small area of creasing to the front edge of the front wrap with 2 tiny pieces out. 25 pages. The bottom page corners are lightly bumped & there are a few pencil checkmarks in the margins of the first 3 pages of text. Good.

The report is addressed to the Honorable Edward C. Stokes, Governor of the State of New Jersey. Dust jacket present. 
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52 (Dixon, Jeane). Dent, Harry S. (1930-2007). Special counsel and political strategist to President Nixon. TYPED LETTER SIGNED by HARRY DENT on White House Stationery, as a memorandum to VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW.
Washington, D.C., June 24, 1970. 1970. Fine Signed
Washington, D.C., June 24, 1970.. 1970.. Fine. - Over 80 words typed on 10-1/2 inch high by 8 inch wide "The White House" stationery. In a memorandum addressed to Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, Harry Dent writes that "Mrs. Jeane Dixon, the lady who looks into the future, has requested through me that she see you and/or the President as soon as possible...." Dent goes on to say that the psychic implies that Nixon and Agnew's safety are at risk. Dent goes on to suggest that "The preference here is that you see her and get the input. Then, we can determine whether she should be seen by the President". Signed "H.S.D." The letter is annotated in ink at top right by Agnew's chief-of-staff Arthur J. Sohmer: "AJS call Dent - per STA instruction / Tried 6/26 - Dent not available". A later annotation at top left reads: "Will have lunch w/ Dent 6/30 - Feels VP should see her...." Staped to the letter is a brief note penned by Art Sohmer in blue ink on 10-1/2 inch high by 8 inch wide ruled paper. The note reads: "Betty: Hold this in our office - suspense file - for July 27 / File AJS - personal".

The American political strategist Harry Shuler Dent, Sr. (1930-2007) was the architect of the Republican Southern Strategy which won Richard Nixon the Presidency. The strategy used code words such as "law and order" which appealed to a racist element. In 1974, following the Watergate scandal, having left the Nixon administration, Dent pleaded guilty to aiding an illegal fund- raising operation organized by the White House. 
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53 (Dorr, Thomas Wilson). (Anthony, Henry B.; Ames, Samuel; Rivers, George; Jenckes, Thomas A.; Blodget, William P.) THE DORRIAD, and THE GREAT SLOCUM DINNER; With Introductory Remarks and Annotations
Providence, RI: Sidney S. Rider and Brother, 1870. 1870. Fair 
Providence, RI: Sidney S. Rider and Brother, 1870.. 1870.. Fair. - Octavo. The remnants of a gilt-lettered leather spine are present, but the covers are lacking. 53 pages with engraved head- & tail-pieces. The front & rear endpapers are soiled & there is an owner's ink name on the front endpaper. There is occasional soiling to the text & the front edges of a few overlapping pages are darkened. Good reading copy.

Two nineteenth-century satiric pieces. The author of the mock-heroic "Dorriad" was anonymous. "The Great Slocum Dinner", according to the introduction, was by the authors listed above. These pieces relate to the "Dorr Rebellion", a brief armed uprising [1841-1842] in Rhode Island led by Thomas Wilson Dorr. The insurrection was precipitated by the increasing disenfranchisement of the citizens of Rhode Island, many of them recent Irish Catholic immigrants, who were unable to vote because of a requirement that voters own at least $134 of landed property. 
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54 (Dykes, Jeff and Martha) THE GUNNERS. Spring 1983. Catalog 50
College Park, MD: Jeff Dykes/Western Books, 1983. 1983. Good 
College Park, MD: Jeff Dykes/Western Books, 1983.. 1983.. Good. - Octavo, stapled printed tan wraps with vignette in black & tan on front wrap. Lightly soiled with very light dampstaining to wraps. 30 pp. Top corners of pages very slightly dampstained. Good.

345 items are catalogued. 
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55 (Eisenhower, Dwight D.; Nixon, Richard) OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE INAUGURAL CEREMONIES / Inducting into Office Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States / Richard M. Nixon, Vice President of the United States / January 20, 1953
(Washington, DC: Inaugural Committee 1953, 1953). 1953). Good 
(Washington, DC: Inaugural Committee 1953, 1953).. 1953).. Good. - Small quarto [8-1/2" by 11"], softcover bound in pictorial white wraps with illustrations & decorations in gilt & silver. The wraps are foxed & lightly soiled & a bit darkened along the spine. There is some staining to the front edge of the rear wrap. The business card of the President of the Capemart-Farnsworth Corporation is stapled to the top corner of the front wrap. 48 pages. Illustrations in black & white & decorations in red, blue, gilt & silver. There is foxing to the bottom corner of the title & occasional light foxing elsewhere in the program. Good. 
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56 (Elizabeth, NJ) SUPPLEMENTS TO THE CITY CHARTER, AND GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ELIZABETH, N.J., From July 6th, 1874, to August 9th, 1877
New York: E. Wells Sackett & Bro., Law, Book and Job Printers, 1877. 1877. Good 
New York: E. Wells Sackett & Bro., Law, Book and Job Printers, 1877.. 1877.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The covers are soiled, chipped & darkened around the edges with small pieces out. There is a light vertical crease to the front wrap with an ink name above the title. 37 pages. The top page corners are very lightly creased & the page edges are slightly darkened. Good. 
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57 (Farrand, Max; and Davies, David) THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: An Exhibition on the 150th Anniversary of Its Formation. (Cover title)
San Marino, CA: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1937. 1937. Very good 
San Marino, CA: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1937.. 1937.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light tan wrappers. There is offsetting to the front wrap from another pamphlet. The rear wrap is lightly bumped with its edges slightly darkened. [28] pages, including wraps. 9 illustrations in black & gray, including 7 full-page facsimiles. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Very good.

39 items were exhibited and are discussed in this pamphlet. 
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58 (Flagg, James Montgomery; Herford, Oliver; Sloan, John; Shinn, Everett; et al). Le Gallienne, Richard; Brandeis, Louis D.; Mumford, Ethel Watts; et al. Hapgood, Norman; editor HARPER'S WEEKLY. January 17, 1914
New York: The McClure Publications, 1914. 1914. Good 
New York: The McClure Publications, 1914.. 1914.. Good. - Quarto [approximately 14 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial tan wrappers with a cover illustration by James Montgomery Flagg and an ad for Maxwell Motor Company on the rear wrap. The binding is bumped & chipped with light soiling to the rear wrap. 32 pages. Black-and- white illustrations. The page corners are lightly bumped. The blind stamp of Edgewood Free Public Library is on the front wrap & on 2 pages of the magazine. Good.

Among the contents of this issue are a full-page portrait of George Bernard Shaw by James Montgomery Flagg, with a review of "The Philanderer", an illustrated verse by Oliver Herford, a poem by Richard Le Gallienne, "Baseball and the National Theater" by Edwin Davies Schoonmaker,"The Inefficiency of the Oligarchs" by Louis Brandeis, and "Where's Your Daughter this Afternoon?", a warning against the perils of the The Dansant by Ethel Watts Mumford. Dust jacket present. 
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59 (Franklin, Benjamin; and Philoparthenos). "OBSERVATIONS ON DIFFERENT SPECIES OF SNOW" illustrated with a FULL-PAGE ENGRAVING OF SPECIMENS OF SNOWFLAKES; Together with "ON THE USE OF THE LEFT HAND" attributed to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN; and "THE STORY OF PHILENIA" by PHILOPATHENOS [in THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE. Or, Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment. No. XII, Vol. III - For December, 1791].
Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1791. 1791. Fair 
Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1791.. 1791.. 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. 73 [of 75] pages, numbered [721] through 795. Illustrated with a full-page engraving entitled "Specimens of Snow". The text block is cracked and separated at page 768 and the periodical is lacking pages 769/70. The pages are toned & slightly darkened with some scattered foxing and staining throughout. There is a short tear to the front edge of the plate. A working copy.

This American periodical includes a full-page engraving entitled "Specimens of Snow" depicting snowflakes, to illustrate the essay "Observations on Different Species of Snow" published on page [723].

The "Story of Philenia" by Philoparthenos appears on pages 729 to 730. Of curious interest is the essay printed on page 742 which is "ascribed to Dr. Franklin" (i.e. Benjamin Franklin) "On the Use of the Left Hand", subtitled "A Petition to those who have the superintendency of Education". The brief essay is penned under the pseudonym of "The Left Hand" which describes her relationship to her twin sister whose efforts to write and draw or hold a needle are celebrated whereas her own attempts are discouraged. Being that she and her sister are the providers for their family, left hand then expresses concern as to what would happen if her sister were indisposed or struck with gout or rheumatism.

Charles W. Peale's essay "Account of a Negro, or a very Dark Mulatto turning White" appears on page 744. Peale describes a man he met who, until his fifteenth birthday was of a dark complexion until white spots started appearing on his skin. Over the years, the man's skin color gradually changed so that his skin is now "of a clear wholesome white, fair, and what would be called a better skin, than any of the number of white people, who were present at different times when I saw him".

Other essays and articles include an "Account of West River Mountain, New Hampshire" and Governour Livingston's "Essay on Fraud and Dishonesty". 
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60 (Fry, J. H.). [Roger, George Monroe] THE LITTLE BUGLER
Saint Louis: G. L. Jones and Company, 1880). 1880). Good 
Saint Louis: G. L. Jones and Company, 1880).. 1880).. Good. - Small quarto [7 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide], maroon cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped with the head & tail of the spine lightly chipped. Title, [1] leaf & 193 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece, & tail-pieces by J. H. Fry. The hinges are cracked. There is an owner's name dated 1883 on the flyleaf. The rear endpaper is chipped with a small piece out & with the bottom corner lightly creased. There is light foxing & soiling to a few pages. Good.

A Civil War story of a fifteen-year-old boy, too young to enlist, who joins his brother in the cavalry as a bugler. At the end of the book, the narrator as a grown man looking back on his experiences, describes his story as "substantially a true narrative. There are no plots invented, and no fictitious characters introduced." 
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