History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment of the Independence

“THE FIRST FULL-SCALE HISTORY OF THIS WAR BY AN AMERICAN”

GORDON, William. History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment of the Independence. London, 1788. Four volumes.

First edition of Gordon’s contemporary 1788 History, a landmark four-volume work by “one of the most impartial and reliable of the numerous historians of the American Revolution” (Sabin), extensively researched with the aid of Jefferson, John Adams and Washington, among others, containing nine engraved folding maps of the United States east of the Mississippi River; Boston; New York Island; the Jerseys; New Hampshire and Vermont; the Carolinas and part of Georgia; Charleston; Virginia, and Yorktown, with scarce "List of Subscribers" including Founding Fathers Washington, Jefferson and John Adams, handsomely bound in contemporary tree calf. $17,500.

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History of the Coronation

“GOD SAVE THE KING”

(JAMES II) SANDFORD, Francis. The History of the Coronation. London: 1687.

Rare first edition of this History of the Coronation of James II—"His Robes of Purple Velvet, Furred with Ermine, and the Crown of State on His Head"—a scarce fête book richly illustrated with 30 copper-engraved folio plates (29 double-page), including the rarely found Fireworks plate. From the library of Baronet Sir John Hynde Cotton, "politician and Jacobite sympathizer" (ODNB), with his armorial bookplate affixed to the verso of the title page. $13,500.

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Origin, Tendencies and Principles of Government

INSCRIBED BY VICTORIA WOODHULL DURING HER PIONEERING PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

WOODHULL, Victoria. The 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 appearing here in book form for the first time, presentation copy inscribed by Woodhull during her pioneering presidential campaign on the front flyleaf: "A.M. Fulton, Presented by Victoria C. Woodhull, New York, April, 1871." This volume includes 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 cloth. $9800.

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Writings of Thomas Paine

"THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN’S SOULS"

PAINE, Thomas. Writings of Thomas Paine. Albany, New York, 1792.

First edition of the collected Writings of Thomas Paine, printed in Albany in 1792, containing the important first collected American edition of The Crisis, with rarely found general title page and list of Subscriber's Names, including leaders such as James Madison, his future Vice-President, Elbridge Gerry, and Nathan Hale, in full contemporary sheep binding. $9500.

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Armsmear: The Home, the Arm,

"THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST": 1866 FIRST EDITION OF ARMSMEAR, A TRIBUTE TO SAMUEL COLT,INSCRIBED BY COLT'S WIFE

(COLT, Samuel) BARNARD, Henry, editor. Armsmear: The Home, the Arm, New York, 1866.

First edition of this handsome volume on the influence and inventive brilliance of Samuel Colt, whose Colt .45—the "Peacemaker"—is known as the gun that tamed the West, profusely illustrated with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait and over 80 steel-engraved maps and illustrations, presentation copy inscribed by Mrs. Samuel Colt—the dedicatee—on the front flyleaf: "Rv. J. F. Young DD. with the sincere regard of Mrs. Samuel Colt / Armsmear–Jan. 10th 1867." $5800.

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All the President's Men

"WITH THANX FOR THE CLIPPING SERVICE"

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

First edition of the book version of Bernstein and Woodward's Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles for the Washington Post, inscribed by Bernstein: "To Jack Price, with thanx for the clipping service—Carl Bernstein." $3000.

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Original November 1780 Broadside

"TO MUSTER THE MEN THAT SHALL INLIST INTO THE CONTINENTAL ARMY"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Original November 1780 Broadside. Boston, 1780.

Rare November 27, 1780 bifolio printing of three Massachusetts government resolutions to increase the number of men mustered into the Continental Army to fight the British. $2400.

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Miles Gone By

INSCRIBED BY WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY

BUCKLEY, William F., Jr. Miles Gone By. Washington, 2004.

First edition of Buckley's literary autobiography, presentation copy inscribed by him on the half title to noted American literary, film and television critic John Leonard: "For John Leonard, ever, your pal, Bill." $275.

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Hymnal

INSCRIBED ON A BOOKPLATE BY WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY

BUCKLEY, William F., Jr. A Hymnal. New York, 1978.

First edition of this collection of essays, presentation copy inscribed by Buckley to noted American literary, film and television critic John Leonard and his wife Susan and signed "Bill" on a bookplate. $225.

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