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AN EXTRAORDINARY AMERICAN RARITY—JEFFERSON’S PERSONAL ANNOTATED COPY OF THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, (1803, 1805) FROM JEFFERSON’S LIBRARY

(JEFFERSON, Thomas) UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Laws of the United States. Vols. VI-VII. Washington City, 1803, 1805. One volume.

Thomas Jefferson's personal copy of Volumes VI and VII of the Laws of the United States, together in one most rare and remarkable volume from his library, containing Jefferson's characteristic and distinctive ownership marks, together with his annotations and marginalia in his manuscript hand, featuring the Acts of the 7th and 8th Congresses, and early printings of key laws passed from 1802-1805 (while Jefferson was President), notably containing a printing of the text of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty that is said to have been Jefferson's primary source for the treaty, also with printings of laws resulting from the Treaty, and major legislation establishing a governmental structure for the newly-acquired territory, in contemporary calf. $245,000.

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"I AM SINCERELY CONCERNED FOR THE DEATH OF JUPITER, WHICH I AM PERSUADED MIGHT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED COULD I HAVE PREVAILED ON HIM TO GIVE UP GOING WITH ME TO FREDERICKSBURG"

JEFFERSON, Thomas. Autograph letter signed. Philadelphia, February 10, 1800. Fascinating 1800 autograph letter signed by Thomas Jefferson to Monticello overseer Richard Richardson concerning the death of Jupiter (1743-1800), Jefferson's longtime servant and friend. Jefferson also gives instructions to Richardson as to several management issues, asking that two of the nephews of Sally Hemings stay in the main house in order to guard it from intruders; recommending tasks for several other slaves, as well as proposing an efficient means of communication while he attended to his Vice Presidential duties in Philadelphia; and also forwards a bag of "a particular kind of nut, called the Paccan," asking that they be planted in the nursery. $150,000.

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"IN LINCOLN’S FACE… AMERICAN CHARACTER": A GREAT RARITY—VINTAGE 1863 CARTE-DE-VISITE OF LINCOLN, SIGNED BY HIM AS PRESIDENT

(LINCOLN, Abraham) (GARDNER, Alexander). Carte-de-visite photograph signed. Washington, D.C. August 9, 1863.

Exceedingly rare Alexander Gardner carte-de-visite portrait of Lincoln, boldly signed "A. Lincoln" below the image, one of only three signed examples of this image that we know of, showing him seated at a marble-topped table with his reading glasses in one hand and the partially folded pages of a newspaper in the other, this exceptionally rare portrait printed from Gardner's glass collodion negative, taken at his Washington studio on August 9, 1863. $110,000.

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“BY FAR THE BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN ABOUT AMERICA, AND THE MOST PENETRATING BOOK EVER WRITTEN ABOUT DEMOCRACY”

TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. Democratie en Amerique. Paris, 1835. Two volumes.

First edition presentation copy in the original French of the first two volumes of Tocqueville's classic work, one of no more than 500 copies published, inscribed by Tocqueville in Volume I "Donne par l'Auteur, 1836." "One of the most important texts in political literature" (PMM 358). Accompanied by the two volumes of the second edition of Part II in a contemporary binding. $62,000.

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“THE CLEAREST OF ALL EXPOSITIONS OF THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY” (PMM)

PAINE, Thomas. Rights of Man. BOUND WITH: Part the Second. London, 1791, 1792.

Scarce early editions of both parts of Paine's revolutionary classic Rights of Man, each published within days of the extremely rare first editions: the second edition, first issue of Part I, bound together with the third edition of Part II. Paine's Rights of Man, one of his most important, influential, and best-selling works, is "the clearest of all expositions on the basic principles of democracy" (PMM), and remains "one of the most ardent and clear defenses of human rights, liberty, and equality in any language" (Fruchtman). Paine hoped the work "would do for England what his Common Sense had done for America" (Gimbel), but it resulted in the prosecution of Paine, his publishers and booksellers, and forced Paine to flee to France. $25,000.

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"FOR SOME TIME I HAVE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO PERPETUATE JOE'S MEMORY…"

KENNEDY, John F. Typed letter signed with autograph postscript. WITH: As We Remember Joe. Hyannisport and Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 6, 1944 / 1945.

Exceptional typed letter by John F. Kennedy to a close family friend, Richard Flood, requesting that Flood write a short essay on Joe Kennedy for the tribute book, We Remember Joe, signed by JFK and with signed autograph postscript reading: "If you have any ideas on this—give me a call—Best Jack—Did [illegible] come through?" Together with a first edition, first issue copy of the book. $25,000.

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“THE PRESIDENT WAS GOING TO GIVE YOU THIS FOR CHRISTMAS”

(KENNEDY, Jacqueline) KENNEDY, John F., et al. Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents. Washington, 1961.

Limited first edition, one of only 85 copies, in a special presentation binding intended for President Kennedy, of a collection of Inaugural Addresses from Washington to JFK, authorized by Congress, an exceptional presentation/association copy inscribed in the month after JFK’s assassination by Jacqueline Kennedy to Myer Feldman, a senior aide to JFK known for his invaluable work on the 1960 election and, later, on a broad range of portfolios including the Middle East: “For Myer Feldman—The President was going to give you this for Christmas. Please accept it now from me—With deep appreciation, Jacqueline Kennedy, December 1963.” $23,500.

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“A FINAL TESTAMENT TO THE HUMAN VALUES HE CHERISHED MOST”

WASHINGTON, George. The Will of General George Washington. Alexandria, 1800.

First edition of Washington's will, "one of the most historically significant and personally revealing documents he ever wrote," exceedingly rare in original wrappers. $22,500.

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"A REVOLUTION WHICH HAS NO PARALLEL IN THE ANNALS OF HUMAN SOCIETY" (MADISON)

(CONSTITUTION) (MADISON, James; WASHINGTON, George; HOPKINSON, Francis, et al.). Pennsylvania Packet. Five issues. Philadelphia, December 25, 27-29, 31, 1787. Five newspaper issues.

Five December 1787 issues of the Pennsylvania Packet (December 25 & 27-29, 31), containing a exceedingly rare chronicle of fierce debates in state conventions over ratification of the proposed federal Constitution, with the first Pennsylvania printing of the substantial and eloquent passage from Madison's Federalist Essay No. 14, together with key speeches by pro- and anti-ratification leaders, coverage of ratification conventions in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey—the first three states to ratify—and first publication of the pro-ratification allegory, "The New Roof," by Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration, and much more. An important collection of Americana, together housed in a custom portfolio. $18,500.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.'S "EXTRAORDINARY MANIFESTO" CALLING FOR A SECOND EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

(KENNEDY, JOHN F.) KING, JR., Reverend Dr. Martin Luther. Appeal To… John F. Kennedy. Atlanta, May 17, 1962.

Rare May 17, 1962 printing of Dr. King’s bold Appeal calling for President Kennedy to issue a “second Emancipation Proclamation,” with this copy, belonging to King’s secretary, the same draft as that delivered to the White House, containing King’s eloquent Preamble urging Kennedy "to remove from American society, once and for all time, the festering cancer of segregation and discrimination… the time has come, Mr. President, to let those dawn-like rays of freedom, first glimpsed in 1863, fill the heavens with the noonday sunlight of complete human dignity." $16,800.

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TWICE INSCRIBED BY SUSAN B. ANTHONY

(ANTHONY, Susan B.) HARPER, Ida Husted. The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony. Indianapolis and Kansas City, 1899, 1898. Two volumes.

First edition of the first two volumes of this biography of America's pioneering reformer—the only volumes published during her lifetime, inscribed and signed by her in each volume. Inscribed in Volume I: "Mrs. Olivia B. Hall, Ann Arbor—Michigan—From her affectionate friend & coworker Susan B. Anthony. Rochester, N.Y. Jan. 1, 1899," and in Volume II: "Mrs. Olivia B. Hall, Ann Arbor—Michigan—May the New Year bring added causes for happiness to her and all the loved ones of her home circle & to all homes—is the wish of her affectionate friend and coworker, Susan B. Anthony. Rochester, N.Y. Jan. 1, 1899." $16,500.

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"WE WILL HELP THEM IF THEY WILL HELP US. THIS, I HAVE LONG BELIEVED, SHOULD BE THE MOTIVATING FORCE BEHIND OUR ENTIRE FOREIGN POLICY"

KENNEDY, John F. Autograph and Typed Manuscript Campaign Speech. No place, 1952.

Autograph and typed manuscript speech, annotated by Kennedy and with over a page in his handwriting, delivered during the 1952 Massachusetts Senate campaign that ultimately unseated Henry Cabot Lodge, answering charges by Lodge that he did not take the Korean War seriously enough, in which he mentions his own personal experience in World War II and the possibility of provoking World War III and atomic warfare. $16,500.

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IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION/PRESENTATION COPY, ONE OF ONLY 60 SPECIALLY PRINTED, PRESIDENT TRUMAN’S 1951 ADDRESS INSCRIBED IN THE MONTH OF PUBLICATION

(TRUMAN, Harry). Address of the President at the Opening of the Conference. Washington, Christmas 1951.

Special limited first edition, number 33 of only 60 copies with the text from Truman’s speech at the Japanese Peace Conference, printed for President Truman at Christmas 1951, an exceptional presentation/association copy warmly inscribed the month of publication to Truman’s Secretary of the Air Force, “To Hon. Stuart Symington, with best wishes for a Merry Christmas, Harry Truman, Dec. 25, 1951.” $12,500.

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INSCRIBED BY JFK

KENNEDY, John F. Profiles in Courage. New York, 1956.

Later printing of Kennedy’s Pulitzer-winning examination of “that most admirable of human virtues,” inscribed by him, "To Florence Zaks, Best regards, John Kennedy." Recipient Zaks worked on Kennedy's presidential campaign in Maryland. $9000.

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"THE MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL WRITING OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (FRANKLIN, Benjamin) (DICKINSON, John). Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania. London, 1768.

First English edition of the famed revolutionary work by John Dickinson, "Penman of the Revolution,” the work that helped spark repeal of the Stamp Act by calling it "pernicious to freedom," one of only 500 copies, featuring the first appearance in print of Franklin’s prefatory British Editor to the Reader, not in the same year’s first American edition or the 1774 second English edition, with Franklin calling for restraint, urging Britain to never be “so angry with her colonies as to strike them." $8500.

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WONDERFUL ORIGINAL GOLF SCORECARD FROM THE COURSES AT ANDREWS (AIR FORCE BASE), FILLED OUT FOR THE EAST COURSE ENTIRELY IN OBAMA'S OWN HAND AND SIGNED BY "OBAMA"

OBAMA, Barack. Golf scorecard filled out and signed. Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, circa 2008-16.

Original color golf scorecard from the Courses at Andrews (AFB), filled out for 17 holes of the east course entirely in his own hand, with his handwritten player name: "OBAMA." $7500.

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"SOON JIM CROW WOULD MARCH THROUGH AN OPEN DOOR; NIGHT HAD FALLEN"

DOUGLASS, Frederick, Hon., INGERSOLL, Robert G. Proceedings of the Civil Rights Mass-Meeting… Speeches. Washington, D.C. 1883.

Rare first edition of the Proceedings of the Civil Rights Mass-Meeting, featuring the first publication of Frederick Douglass' fiery speech delivered a week after the Court decision in United States v. Stanley, known as the Civil Rights Cases, eviscerated the 14th Amendment. Standing before thousands, Douglass proclaimed the Court ruling—"a blow struck at human progress… as if someone were stamping on the graves of our mothers"—complete with Robert Ingersoll's famed speech that called the ruling a violation of the U.S. Constitution. $6900.

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"THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AMERICAN POLITICAL WORK"

HAMILTON, Alexander, MADISON, James and JAY, John. Federalist. Washington, 1818.

Seminal fifth edition of the Federalist Papers—"the most important work in political science that has ever been written"—this distinctive Gideon edition features Madison's revisions and claims of authorship over Hamilton. $6000.

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"THE RUSSIANS ARE QUITE OUT OF IT AND BETTER STOP BEFORE THE GERMANS TAKE PETROGRAD": EXCEPTIONAL WORLD WAR I AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY GEORGE PATTON, WRITING FROM FRANCE TO HIS FATHER, ENTIRELY PENNED IN HIS HAND AND DATED SEPTEMBER 18, 1917

PATTON, George S. Autograph letter signed. Chaumont, France, September 18, 1917.

Scarce World War I autograph letter signed by Patton dated September 18, 1917, written to his father very soon after his appointment as Post Adjutant and Commander of the AEF headquarter forces in Chaumont near Paris, containing foresight about the potentially dire consequences of instability in Russia—in this letter dated less than two months before the Russian Revolution—and demonstrating his genius for both politics and military strategy by observing peace "of course would be simply a truce and the next time the allies will probably be lined up in a different way." $6000.

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SIGNED BY FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AS PRESIDENT

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. The Democratic Book 1936. No place, 1936.

Signed limited first edition, number 1179 of an unknown limitation signed by President Roosevelt, with illustrated title and limitation pages, 19 full-page portraits, dozens of in-text half-tones and illustrations, and a facsimile of the Constitution. $6000.

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“FERVENTLY DO WE PRAY—THAT THIS MIGHTY SCOURGE OF WAR MAY SPEEDILY PASS AWAY”

LINCOLN, Abraham. Campaign ribbons. No place, 1864.

Two handsome second-campaign ribbons with portraits of Lincoln, one based on Mathew Brady’s famous photograph (later used for the five-dollar bill), the other one an 1859 photograph by Samuel M. Fassett. $4800.

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"AS WOMEN BECOME EDUCATED AND INTELLIGENT, THEY WILL LEARN THE RIGHTS WHICH GOD HAS GIVEN THEM, AND THEY WILL SO ASSERT THEM AS TO SECURE THE POSITION WHICH IS TRULY THEIRS"

ANONYMOUS. To Vote, or, Not to Vote. United States, circa 1875.

Rare first edition of this pamphlet exploring the question of women's suffrage. $4800.

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THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

GINSBURG, Ruth Bader. Three autograph letters signed. Washington, 1995, 1996, 2000.

Most exceptional collection of three signed autograph letters written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg to long-time Southern District of New York Judge David N. Edelstein, reminiscing about her clerkship and expressing her happiness at being appointed to the Supreme Court; thanking Edelstein for his "kind words"; and sharing warm memories of the late Edelstein with his widow. $4800.

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"A CANCER GROWING ON THE PRESIDENCY"

(WATERGATE) (NIXON, Richard M.) UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Hearings before the Select Committee: Watergate and Related Activities. Washington, D.C, 1973-74. Thirty-one volumes.

First edition of the landmark 31-volume report of the Watergate hearings, with nine volumes covering hearings on the "Watergate Investigation," four volumes on "Campaign Practices" and "Financing," four on the "Milk Fund Investigation," two on the "Use of Incumbency—Responsiveness Program," six on the 'Hughes-Rebozo Investigation," the volume of "Supplemental Material on Campaign Practices and Finances," the volume on "Election Reform: Basic References," the two-volume Appendix of "Legal Documents," the one-volume of Indices, and the 1974 "Final Report," rare complete in original wrappers, a fine set. $4200.

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"THE FIRST WOMAN IN AMERICAN HISTORY TO SEEK THE PRESIDENCY"

WOODHULL, Victoria. Origin, Tendencies and Principles of Government. New York, 1871.

First edition of a pivotal collection of over ten key works in the history of woman's suffrage, most in book form for the first time, with Woodhull's bold 1870 declaration of her candidacy for the presidency and the Memorial she delivered before Congress, as well as the Address she delivered to a congressional committee and to the National Woman Suffrage Association, issued by her Woodhull Claflin publishing house, with engraved frontispiece, in original gilt-stamped cloth. $3800.

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“GOOD SPEECH. WRITER HAS TALENT. WHO IS HE?”

FORD, Gerald R. Archive of White House internal memoranda, initialed by Ford. Washington, 1974-75. Eight pieces altogether.

Collection of original internal memoranda and office forms, initialed by the President, including backgrounders for upcoming visits to South Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee, and a draft telegram announcing the 55mph speed limit. Copies belonging to speechwriter Paul A. Theis. $3800.

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SCARCE 1864 LINCOLN PLATFORM BROADSIDE,“FOREVER PROHIBITING THE EXISTENCE OF SLAVERYWITHIN THE UNITED STATES”

LINCOLN, Abraham. The Platforms. No place, after August 29, 1864.

First broadside side-by-side publication of the Democratic and Republican platforms for 1864 election year (Lincoln v. McClellan), clearly referencing slavery as the cause of the Civil War. $3500.

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TRIUMPHANT DEMOCRACY, INSCRIBED BY ANDREW CARNEGIE

CARNEGIE, Andrew. Triumphant Democracy. New York, 1891.

Early edition of Carnegie's defining work about American and British relations and his vision of American democracy; "whoever would try to understand Carnegie… must begin with Triumphant Democracy," an especially distinctive presentation/association copy boldly inscribed on the dedication page by him to the president of the College of Wooster, long held in high esteem by Carnegie: "Professor Holden, With regards & best wishes of Andrew Carnegie, New York Mch 31 1892." $3200.

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“THE TARIFF OF THE LAST SESSION WAS IN ITS DETAILS NOT ACCEPTABLE”

ADAMS, John Quincy. President"s Message. Washington, 1828.

Probably the earliest newspaper printing of Adams’ last State of the Union Address, in which he acknowledges the unfairness of the famous “Tariff of Abominations,” which all but lost him the presidency. $3000.

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"WITH THE AUTHOR'S AFFECTION"

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. This Is My Story. New York and London, 1937.

First edition, presentation copy, of Eleanor Roosevelt's autobiography, inscribed on the half title to FDR's cousin, Morgan Library Director Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr.: "For Fred & Ruth with the author's affection. Eleanor Roosevelt." $2800.

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INSCRIBED BY CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS

LEWIS, John. Walking with the Wind. New York, 1998.

First edition of Congressman Lewis' pivotal account of the Civil Rights movement that transformed America, inscribed by him in the year of publication on the title page, "To S—, Keep the faith, Best Wishes, John Lewis 7-11-98." To African American leader, Dr. Cornel West, "No other elected official in America embodies the grand legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., more than John Lewis. In other words, he is a national treasure." $2600.

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SELMA, 1965, INSCRIBED BY CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS

(LEWIS, John) FAGER, Charles E. Selma, 1965. New York, 1974.

First edition of Quaker activist Charles Fager's on-the-ground history of Selma—"the march that chanced the South”—an exceptional association copy inscribed by Congressman John Lewis on the half title, "Best Wishes, John Lewis." $2500.

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“ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE WRITINGS BY A MILITARY COMMANDER IN HISTORY"

GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York, 1885-86. Two volumes.

First edition of "one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history," illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps, in publisher's deluxe binding. $2500.

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"WOMEN BEING THE HOMEKEEPERS, AND THE NATURAL GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THEY BE MADE FAMILIAR WITH THE CULINARY ART"

KLEBER, Mrs. L.O., compiler. The Suffrage Cook Book. Pittsburgh, 1915.

First edition of this important fundraising cookbook meant to support women's suffrage, featuring dozens of recipes such as suffrage pie and suffrage angel cake, with 36 halftone portraits of contributors including Jane Addams, Jack London, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and many other prominent suffragettes and allies, in original pictorial cloth. $2500.

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SIGNED BY GENERAL MACARTHUR

(MACARTHUR, Douglas) WHITNEY, Courtney. MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History. New York, 1956.

Early printing of this important contemporary history of the career of General Douglas MacArthur, authored by his senior aide and good friend, Major General Courtney Whitney, signed by MacArthur and inscribed on the same page by Whitney: "To E— H— with best wishes, Courtney Whitney." $2200.

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INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER AND CO-AUTHOR HUGH GIBSON

HOOVER, Herbert and GIBSON, Hugh. Problems of Lasting Peace. Garden City, 1942.

First edition of President Hoover and co-author Gibson’s critically praised analysis of a world in crisis, published in the midst of World War II, inscribed by both Hoover and Gibson in the year of publication to one of the founders of Armed Services Editions, "To Malcolm Johnson, With the appreciation of Herbert Hoover," continued in the hand of Gibson, "& Hugh Gibson, June 19, 1942." $2200.

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"A ONE-MAN CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE MOVEMENT"

HOUSER, George and RUSTIN, Bayard. We Challenged Jim Crow! Newark, N.J. 1947.

First edition of Rustin and Houser's bold report on their 1947 "Journey of Reconciliation," in effect the first Freedom Ride against Jim Crow segregation in a series of interracial trips through the South, citing the arrest of civil rights leader Rustin that led to his sentence of hard labor on a chain gang, a pivotal inspiration for the 1960s Freedom Rides, in original wrappers. $1800.

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'WITHOUT CIVILIZATION AND GOVERNMENT, THE STRONG WOULD OPPRESS THE WEAK, AND, WITH THEM, AN INDUCEMENT TO EXERTION MUST BE LEFT, BY BESTOWING REWARDS ON TALENTS, INDUSTRY, AND SUCCESS"

COOPER, James Fenimore. American Democrat. Cooperstown, 1838.

First edition of the work that most clearly expresses Cooper's political opinions, in original cloth. $1650.

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SIGNED BY PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON

JOHNSON, Lyndon Baines. Vantage Point. New York, 1971. First edition of President Lyndon Johnson’s extensively illustrated memoirs, signed by him on a tipped-in leaf as issued by the First Edition Circle through Kroch’s & Brentano’s of Chicago, in scarce original dust jacket. $1250.

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TAYLOR BRANCH'S MONUMENTAL THREE-VOLUME HISTORY OF MLK AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, EACH VOLUME INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BRANCH

(KING, Martin Luther, Jr.) BRANCH, Taylor. America in the King Years: Parting the Waters; Pillar of Fire; At Canaan's Edge. New York, et al. 1988, 1998, 2006. Three volumes.

First editions of Branch's landmark three-volume history of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement, from 1954-68, each volume inscribed and signed by Branch. $1250.

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"I HAVE A DREAM": FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF THE DAY THEY MARCHED, 1963

(KING Jr., Martin Luther) (BENNETT Jr., Lerone) SAUNDERS, Doris, ed. Day They Marched. Chicago, 1963.

First edition, first printing, issued within weeks of the March on Washington, featuring one of the earliest printings in book form of Dr. King's epic speech—I Have a Dream—along with a lead essay by renowned African American historian Lerone Bennett, Jr., and more than 100 photographic illustrations including images of Dr. King, Mahalia Jackson, Congressman John Lewis and many more, an exceptional record in original color photographic wrappers of that momentous August day when thousands crossed America for "a call to the national conscience… a rendevous with history." $1200.

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"WE ALL CRY FOR FREEDOM!": THE MOVEMENT, WITH TEXT BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY, FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHS BY DANNY LYON, ROBERT FRANK AND ROY DE CAVARA

HANSBERRY, Lorraine. Movement. New York, 1964.

First edition of this powerful visual record of America's Civil Rights struggle, with text by Lorraine Hansberry—her last book published before her death at age 34—accompanied by 148 black-and-white photogravures, most by award-winning photographer Danny Lyon, the first appearance in book form of his work, along with striking images by Robert Frank, David Heath, Roy De Carava and others. $1200.

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“ONE OF THE FIERCEST AND MOST CONTROVERSIAL MEN EVER TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES”

JACKSON, Andrew. Inaugural Address. District Court of Massachusetts, 1836.

1836 commemorative printing of Jackson’s first inaugural address that was delivered March 4, 1829, this issued the year Jackson retired from the presidency, handsomely printed on glossy card stock (5 by 6-1/2 inches) with small engraved vignette of Jackson and facsimile of his signature, with a decorative border. $1100.

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"ADVOCATES OF WOMEN SUFFRAGE PRACTICALLY ARE SAYING, 'YOU MEN ARE SO SELFISH AND UNJUST THAT YOU CANNOT BE TRUSTED WITH THE INTERESTS OF YOUR WIVES, DAUGHTERS, AND SISTERS; THEREFORE GIVE THEM THE LAW-MAKING POWER THAT THEY MAY TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES'"

BEECHER, Catharine E. Woman Suffrage and Woman's Profession. Hartford, 1871.

First edition of American educator Catharine Beecher's argument against securing immediate women's suffrage based on her belief that the women's movement was an assault on the "family state" and that women had to be educated before they could handle political power, in original cloth. $1000.

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"WHEN THE MARTYROLOGY OF THE PROLETARIAT SHALL BE WRITTEN, AMONG ITS UNKNOWN AND UNNUMBERED SAINTS SHALL BE THOUSANDS…. OF WOMEN AND LITTLE CHILDREN"

VAN ETTEN, Ida M. Condition of Women Workers Under the Present Industrial System. Washington, 1891.

First edition of this speech delivered at the national convention of the American Federation of Labor about the injustices faced by women workers. $950.

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"ACQUIRING THIS NEW IMPLEMENT OF POWER AND LITERALLY PUTTING IT UNDERFOOT"

(WOMAN SUFFRAGE) WILLARD, Frances E. Wheel Within a Wheel. New York, 1895.

First edition of the 19th-century temperance leader and suffragist's surprising path to "a whole philosophy of life" that is discovered as she learns ride a bicycle, an unexpected guide "to help women to a wider world," with frontispiece and six full-page illustrations, in original cloth. $950.

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"IF WE CANNOT REORGANIZE OUR SOCIETY ON A MORE HUMAN AND EQUITABLE BASIS, WE WILL SOON, AS CITIZENS, HAVE LOST ANY ABILITY TO REORGANIZE IT AT ALL" (JAMES BALDWIN)

(BALDWIIN, James) (SMITH, Lillian) PECK, James. Freedom Ride. New York, 1962.

First edition of James Peck's powerful record of the first Freedom Ride, featuring a foreword by James Baldwin, with a laid-in CORE document signed by Peck. $900.

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41, A PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

(BUSH, George H.W.) BUSH, George W. 41. Portrait of My Father. New York, 2014.

First trade edition of President George W. Bush's "loving testimonial" to the life and legacy of his father, President George H.W. Bush, boldly signed by President George W. Bush on a tipped-in leaf. $550.

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"THE THOUGHT THAT THE BREAK-IN MIGHT SOMEHOW BE THE WORK OF THE REPUBLICANS SEEMED IMPLAUSIBLE"

BERNSTEIN, Carl, and WOODWARD, Bob. All the President's Men. New York, 1974.

First edition of the book version of Woodward and Bernstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles for the Washington Post, a fine copy. $275.

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