Washington: 1867. Exceedingly rare and historically important two-page letter, 10 x 8 inches, Washington, January 22, 1867. Written on lined paper with "House Reps (Confidential)" at the top. In this correspondence, Ashley writes to W.G. Brownlow, the Governor of Tennessee, soliciting witnesses who will testify against President Andrew Johnson at his impeachment trial. In part: "...give me the names at once of all witnesses who can sustain any of the charges preferred against the President...let this be done promptly...If the...
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1984. 5.5 x 8.5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1984. Inscribed "All best to Howard Moliff! Jim Borgman. Drawn on the back of a re-print of Borgman's award winning cartoon "The safest place to sit during local elections," which the cartoonist has also signed. Fine. American cartoonist of political satire who, at age 37, had already won a Pulitzer Prize, Editorial Cartoon Award (four times) and the prestigious Reuben Award. He is also the creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip "Zits."
1904. A most interesting and bizarre typed letter signed to President Theodore Roosevelt. 1 page, square 12mo, 7.5 x 7 inches, no place, no date, but likely written in 1904 before he committed for re-election, in part: "...This morning I received the following telegraphic night letter: 'We, a committee representing many American authors signed an address to Roosevelt expressing the hope that he will be the next President. May we add your Name?' To this interesting appeal I have just...
City of Washington: 1860. 1 page, 10 x 16 inches, City of Washington, October 1, 1860 -- a document with a secretarial signature of James Buchanan," in part: "A Bounty Land Grant to certain Officers and Soldiers who have engaged in the Military Service of the United States, for Michael Finn, Private Company A third Regiment United States Infantry, for service in the Apache Indian Disturbances." As was the case with many poor soldiers, Finn signed over his title for...
Norwalk: Easton, 1989. xi, 864pp. Thick 8vo, gilt-stamped brown leather, a.e.g. Norwalk: The Easton Press, (1989). A fine copy. Limited edition, signed by the author on a preliminary page.
Washington, D.C. 1985. 3.5 x 6.5-inch First Day Cover commemorating Vice President Bush's second Inauguration Day. Postmarked in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 1985 -- the day of the inauguration. The envelope features a black-and-white bust-portrait of Bush and a smaller image of the U.S. Capitol Building. Float-mounted on a gray background with a white matte; set in a black and gold frame measuring 10 x 12.5 inches. Near fine condition.
Norwalk: Easton Press, 2004. Tall 8vo., full blue leather with decorative gilt, raised bands, gilt edges. 640 pages, tall 8vo. Norwalk: The Easton Press, 2004. Fine. Special Collector's edition from The Library of the Presidents, signed in full by President Bush. Included is the publisher's Certificate of Authenticity.
Austin, TX: 1998. 6.75 x 4.75-inch black-and-white portrait photo of the future President posing with the American flag and Texas state flag in the background -- no place or date, but accompanied by the original envelope in which it was sent, postmarked in Austin, Texas, on November 19, 1998, when Bush was Governor. Signed with a thin-tipped silver marker across the dark background of his suit. Matted in white and set in a handsome black-and-gold frame measuring 14.75 x 12.75 inches. Fine condition.
New York: Doubleday, 1987. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 270 pages, 8vo, red cloth with gilt stamping (one corner on back cover gently bumped), dust wrapper. New York: Doubleday, 1987. A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper. Boldly signed in full by Bush on the front free endpaper, just below the Great Seal of the United States.
London: Bodley Head, 1990. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 506 pages, thick 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (slightly edge-worn with two small closed tears). London: The Bodley Head, (1990). A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Inscribed to the philanthropists Edith and Martin Segal on the front free endpaper: "For Martin and Edith from Robert A. Caro."
New York: Knopf, 1982. Illustrated in black and white. 882 pages, thick 8vo, black cloth, edgeworn dust wrapper. New York: Knopf, 1982. First edition. A fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to the philanthropists Edith and Martin Segal: "For Marty and Edith, from Robert A. Caro."
New York: Knopf, 2012. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 712 pages, thick 8vo, gilt-stamped black cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. First edition. A near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Signed in full by the author on the title page.
New York: Times Books, 1995. Each poem illustrated by Sarah Elizabeth Chuldenko. 131 pages, slim 8vo, beige cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper. (New York): Times Books, (1995). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Signed "J Carter" on the free endpaper.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. 257 pages, 8vo, gilt-stamped maroon cloth, dust wrapper. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. A near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page: "Best wishes to Rich Orenstein - Jimmy Carter."
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. 212 pages, 8vo, black boards, dust wrapper. New York: Simone & Schuster, (2005). Former owner's bookplate; still a near fine copy in a fine dust wrapper. Inscribed by Carter on the front free endpaper to the philanthropist Martin Segal.
Norwalk: Easton, 2006. Illustrated with a few black and white maps. xiv, 264pp. 8vo, gilt-stamped black leather, a.e.g. Norwalk: The Easton Press, (2006). A fine copy. Limited edition, signed by the author on a preliminary page.
New York: Times Books, 1997. 252 pages, 8vo, tan and beige cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper. New York: Times Books, (1997). First edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Signed in full by Carter on the title page.
Plains, GA: 1977. 3.5 x 6.5-inch First Day Cover commemorating President Carter's Inauguration Day. Signed in full by the 39th President and postmarked in his birthplace -- Plains, Georgia -- on January 20, 1977, the day of his inauguration. The envelope features a black-and-white bust-portrait of Carter and a smaller image of the White House. Float-mounted on a gray background with a white matte; set in a black and gold frame measuring 10 x 12.5 inches. Near fine condition.
1983. A 10 x 8-inch color photo of a smiling Carter with the American flag in the background. Inscribed on the bottom white margin: "Best Wishes to The George C. Thomas Junior High School on its 60th Anniversary, Jimmy Carter 2-83." No place, February 1983. Fine.
Atlanta: 1981. 9 x 6 inches on personal embossed stationery with the presidential seal, together with the original free franked envelope. The typed portion of the letter reads: "October 13, 1981. To Kitty Hart, It was great to see you at the National Mental Health Association Dinner. Rosalynn and I enjoyed being with you on this special evening. With best wishes, Sincerely, Jimmy." The handwritten postscript says: "I've enjoyed all our evenings together! J." Horizontal fold; very good(+) condition.
New York: Random House, 1987. 198 pages, 8vo, navy blue and maroon clothed-backed boards with gilt stamping, dust wrapper (previous bookseller's price tag on the back). New York: Random House, (1987). First edition. Fine. Signed on the half title: "Best wishes to ... Rosalynn Carter, Jimmy Carter."
1976. Gorgeous color 10 x 8-inch photograph signed "J Carter" depicting the President soon after receiving the Democratic Party nomination in 1976. Several small faint creases but still in very good condition. 39th President of the United States from 1977 - 1981.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 370 pages, 8vo, beige cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper (edge-worn). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. First edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Signed in full by the author on the title page.
New York: Times Books, 1994. 278 pages, 8vo, gray and beige cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper. New York: Times Books, (1994). A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Signed in full by Rosalynn Carter on the half-title page.
1886. Partly-printed DS signed as President, April 26, 1886, 14.75" x 15", appointing Alexander B. Andrews of Raleigh, NC "A Commissioner to report upon forty miles of railroad constructed by the Northern Pacific Railroad Company ... in the Washington Territory". [This appointment coincided with an expansion project by the Railroad in which a total of 46 miles of new track was laid in the Washington Territory (1886).] Countersigned by Secretary of the Interior and future Associate Justice of the Supreme...