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Heroes of the Empty View, Aldridge, James
1 Heroes of the Empty View
Aldridge, James
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine and small illustration of man on camel blind stamped on front cover. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages, edges, and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 428 pgs. Brightly colored orange dustjacket is not price clipped, has closed horizontal tear to spine and 2" vertically down to base along front spine edge. A few small closed tears along edges and some chipping to corners. Biography of author on rear panel. Jacket designed by Jean Carlu. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Empty View is the desert of the arab nomad, the desert of revolt. The Heroes are the tribal Arabs fighting for their traditional freedom, and against the machine age and its politics. A novel of man versus time and change, the man of the story being modeled somewhat after T. E. Lawrence. 8 Vo. Middle East. 014463

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Reveille for Radicals, Alinsky, Saul D.
2 Reveille for Radicals
Alinsky, Saul D.
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1946 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 228 pages. Dust jacket is quite clean, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has small edge chips, closed tears, very slight fading to background of spine. Photo of author on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027320

Price: 150.00 USD
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The Center: People and Power in Political Washington, Alsop, Stewart
3 The Center: People and Power in Political Washington
Alsop, Stewart
New York Harper & Row 1968 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean black cloth boards with gold and silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 365 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one very small closed edge tear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A vivid portrait of political Washington, a distillation of author's twenty years as a Washington columnist and top-flight political journalist. 016771

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The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948, BIlls, Scott L.
4 The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948
BIlls, Scott L.
Kent, Ohio/London The Kent State University Press 1997 0-87338-511-X / 9780873385114 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 209 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Middle East. 012048

Price: 12.00 USD
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A Few Brass Tacks, Bromfield, Louis
5 A Few Brass Tacks
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 303 pp. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, clean (age-toning to white rear panel), shallow chipping to top spine edge, fading to red background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Louis Bromfield's essays on the political, economic and social problems of the time (and of ours). 020813

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I Think I Don't Remember, Buchwald, Art
6 I Think I Don't Remember
Buchwald, Art
New York G. P. Putnam's 1987 0-399-13325-9 / 9780399133251 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Steve Mendelson, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, signed by author. Very clean pale blue boards with darker blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper: "To Charlie - Art Buchwald". 350 pgs. with illustrations by Steve Mendelson. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, hint of slightest edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Very nice signed copy by this recently deceased great humorist dealing with sordid American politics. 8vo. Humor. 013573

Price: 15.00 USD
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Hard Choices, Clinton, Hillary Rodham
7 Hard Choices
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
New York Simon & Schuster 2014 1476751447 / 9781476751443 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
As new first edition, first printing, SIGNED by Hillary Clinton. Very clean pale gray boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with color photo of Hillary at her desk. Signed "Hillary" on publisher's bookplate on half-title page. Illustrated with many photographs. 635 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Hillary Rodham Clinton's inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State. 026088

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The Big Fella, Clune, Henry W.
8 The Big Fella
Clune, Henry W.
New York MacMillan 1956 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Hint of fading to edges. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few short closed edge tears, slight wear & chipping at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A story of the raw world of American politics in the early 1900's set in Upstate New York. 013532

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Poor Richard's Politicks - Benjamin Franklin and His New American Order, Conner, Paul W.
9 Poor Richard's Politicks - Benjamin Franklin and His New American Order
Conner, Paul W.
New York Oxford University Press 1965 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 285 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A systematic examination of the political and social thought of Benjamin Franklin and a brilliant exposition of the political ideas of his era. 024518

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L.C., Daitch, Susan
10 L.C.
Daitch, Susan
Dalkey Archive Press 2002 1564783154 / 9781564783158 First Paperback Fine 
First Dalkey Press edition in as new condition. Very clean, no chipping, creasing or curling. Pages and edges are clean and bright - no names, writing or marks. 284 pages. Author's first novel. Blending historical fiction with feminist and revolutionary politics, this is a complex and unique look at the controversial nature of historical representations, opening in 1968. 023719

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State of the Nation, Dos Passos, John
11 State of the Nation
Dos Passos, John
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1944 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Very slight darkening to bottom board edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers are clean, save for one small stray black crayon mark (1") at lower margin of front free endpaper. Date 1944 below publisher name on title page. Illustrated by F. Strobel. 333 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has tiny chips at top spine edge (max. 1/4"), a few tiny surface nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024715

Price: 75.00 USD
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Around the Capital with Uncle Hank - Recorded Together with Many Pictures, Fleming, Thomas
12 Around the Capital with Uncle Hank - Recorded Together with Many Pictures
Fleming, Thomas
New York The Nutshell Publishing Co. 1902 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Brown pebbled cloth boards with decorated binding (silver capital building and lettering on cover, silver lettering and small decoration on spine). Nice, solid book. Clean, with some fading to front board right edge, faint moisture stain to rear outer board edge. A few tiny spots of wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with decorated front fixed endpaper. Illustrated with hundreds of excellent drawings by the author, including sketch from life of President Theodore Roosevelt, and comical sketches and cartoons of many other politicians and scenes of the era. 316 pages. 021592

Price: 25.00 USD
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A Country House Companion, Girouard, Mark
13 A Country House Companion
Girouard, Mark
New Haven and London Yale University Press 1987 0300040830 / 9780300040838 First Unknown Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very slight and shallow bump to top board edge, no wear to cloth. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean with no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated throughout with color and black & white photographs, portraits, art. 192 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. For five centuries, the magnificent country houses of the English ruling classes were the settings for their pleasure and politics, tangible expressions of their authority and confidence. With the decline of the country house in the mid-twentieth century, many aspects of this way of life unique to England have disappeared forever. Here Mark Girouard recreates this era, compiling an anthology of personal anecdotes and reminiscences about these country houses by people who lived in them, worked in them, or visited them--from queens to kitchen maids. 027241

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The Assault on Reason, Gore, Al
14 The Assault on Reason
Gore, Al
New York The Penguin Press 2007 1594201226 / 9781594201226 First Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean charcoal gray board with gold stamped author initials on cover, bright gold stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; no names, writing or marks. 308 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind fait has combined with the degradation of the public sphere to create an environment which is hostile to reason. 017559

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Pine, Stream and Prairie: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile, Gray, James
15 Pine, Stream and Prairie: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile
Gray, James
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1945 First Hard Cover Near FIne Good+ Jacket 
Very clean golden cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean fold-out map at front of book in excellent condition. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 312 pgs. + index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has edge chipping and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Comprehensive book covering the hunting, fishing, resources, politics and influential people in the history of Minnesota and Wisconsin. 8vo. Minnesota. 011749

Price: 22.00 USD
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16 Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction
Greene, Melissa Faye
Addison Wesley Publishing Co. 1991 0-201-55048-2 / 9780201550481 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean blue-gray boards with white cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 337 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A true account of the political realities of race relations in the south, particularly in McIntosh County, Georgia, in the 1970's. 008846

Price: 10.00 USD
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Up From the City Streets - A Biographical Study in Contemporary Politics, Hapgood, Norman and Henry Moskowitz
17 Up From the City Streets - A Biographical Study in Contemporary Politics
Hapgood, Norman and Henry Moskowitz
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1928 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good minus Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Very small spot of wear-through to bottom of one lower corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Lovely old previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. Frontis photo portrait of Alfred E. Smith. 349 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Dustjacket is slightly age-toned, has edge and corner chipping, two small water marks at base edge of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce book. The story of Alfred E. Smith, who rose from the poorer classes of New York City's east side to become governor of New York State. 017830

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Clare Boothe Luce - Ambassador Extraordinary, Hatch, Alden
18 Clare Boothe Luce - Ambassador Extraordinary
Hatch, Alden
London William Heinemann Ltd. 1956 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket Signed
First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "For Harty and Judy Wade with affectionate regards from Alden Hatch - Feb. 5, 1957." Illustrated with black and white plates. 258 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (21s net on front inside flap), has several edge chips up to 3?4" in depth. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026027

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Johnson Reader, Johnson, Samuel (McAdam, E. L., Jr. & George Milne, Editors )
19 A Johnson Reader
Johnson, Samuel (McAdam, E. L., Jr. & George Milne, Editors )
New York Pantheon 1964 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean marbled beige boards with rust red cloth spine, bright gold lettering and decoration on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip, no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper; no other marks. 464 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (6.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears, small surface abrasion from sticker removal at top right corner of front panel which is not very noticeable. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An anthology which offers a full picture of Johnson; his most famous works, including Raselas, the Preface to the Dictionary, the Preface to Shakespeare, and samples of Johnson's poetry, plus pieces on Johnson's thoughts and philosophy on war, slavery, politics and more. 019629

Price: 25.00 USD
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Unfinished Journey, Jones, Jack
20 Unfinished Journey
Jones, Jack
New York Oxford University Press 1937 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Moss green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, hint of dust soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 303 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with hint of very light soiling to rear panel. Author's photo on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Autobiography of author's life in the Rhondda Valley, England's derelict coal mining area, where he was born, his early adventures in the Boer War in South Africa, the Great War, and politics and unemployment afterwards. 018668

Price: 35.00 USD
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