New York: Viking Studio, 1982. Illustrated (b/w). 255 pages. 4to, blue cloth backed boards, sunned dust wrapper. New York: Viking Studio, (1982). A near fine copy in a very good(+) wrapper. Inscribed by the author on flyleaf: "For [...] with warm regards Joseph Alsop", this is proceeded by an inscription from "Abba Xmas 1982"
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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...
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...
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.
College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1997. Profusely illustrated (color and b/w). 147 pages. Square 4to, blue cloth, publisher's box. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, (1997). Signed limited edition, one of 1250 copies. Fine. Signed by George W. Bush on first limitation page and by David Valdez on half-title page.
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.
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.
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.
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...
2004. An autographed abridged 2004 audio edition of his blockbuster autobiography "My Life," read by the author, consisting of six compact discs housed in a custom 5.5 x 6-inch box. Approximately six and a half hours in length. Near fine condition. Inscribed on the upper right: "To Susan Rubeyan, Best wishes, Bill Clinton."