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Biographies of American Political Figures

Biographies of American Political Figures

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State of New York: A Memorial to Theodore Roosevelt
1 State of New York: A Memorial to Theodore Roosevelt
State of New York 1919 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards heavily worn, a few smudges. 
Black cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Frontispiece photograph reproduction portrait of TR. Includes biographical sketch, proceedings of the State Legislature on the announcement of Roosevelt's death, transcript of Feb. 9, 1919 memorial services. ; 131 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Charles Francis Adams, Adams, Charles Francis
2 Adams, Charles Francis Charles Francis Adams
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1900 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Written by the subject's son. Navy cloth binding with gilt lettering stamped on spine and front boards. Top edges gilt. Index. A biography of the minister to Great Britain in the critical years after the Civil War. Library stamps and markings on spine, endpapers and first page of preface. 
American Statesmen; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 426 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Jefferson and Hamilton:  The Struggle for Democracy in America, Bowers, Claude G.
3 Bowers, Claude G. Jefferson and Hamilton: The Struggle for Democracy in America
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1946 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner name and bookseller's ticket on front free endpaper. Boards rubbed. 
Xvii, 531 pp. Black cloth binding. 
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Grandpappa Jefferson:  Jefferson and His Grandchildren At Monticello, Cox, Nana Lampton
4 Cox, Nana Lampton Grandpappa Jefferson: Jefferson and His Grandchildren At Monticello
NY Vantage Press 1973 0533007291 / 9780533007295 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, price inked on top corner of front free endpaper, jacket lightly soiled and tattered. Signed by Author
A fictionalized story of two of Thomas Jefferson's granddaughters, Anne and Ellen, aged 13 and 11, and the time they spent visiting with the President at his beloved Monticello on one of his breaks from the White House in 1804. Pen and ink illustrations by the author throughout. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages; Signed by Author 
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National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans:  Including Orators, Statesmen, Naval and Military Heroes, Jurists, Authors, Etc. , Etc. , from Original Full Length Paintings by Alonzo Chappel,, Duyckinck, Evart A.
5 Duyckinck, Evart A. National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans: Including Orators, Statesmen, Naval and Military Heroes, Jurists, Authors, Etc. , Etc. , from Original Full Length Paintings by Alonzo Chappel,
NY Johnson, Fry and Company 1867 Leather Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, library stamps and markings on spines, front and rear endpapers, and first page of table of contents. Perforated library stamp on title pages. Some light foxing to some of engravings. Illustrated by Alonzo Chappel 
Historical and biographical narratives by Evart A. Duyckinck. In two volumes. Contemporary half-bound leather. Spines tooled and titles stamped in gilt. All edges gilt. Sabin 21504. A quite lovely set of biographies and striking and dramatic full-page engraved portraits of 151 notable Americans. The Founding Fathers are all here, as are many inventors, authors, explorers and jurists, such as Elisha Kent Kane, Washington Irving, Albert Gallatin, Daniel Boone, Noah Webster and many others. Published just two years after the close of the Civil War, the volumes include both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis; Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S Grant. ; Ex-Library; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Passionate Sage:   The Character and Legacy of John Adams, Ellis, Joseph J.
6 Ellis, Joseph J. Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams
NY W. W. Norton and Company 1994 0393311333 / 9780393311334 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed. 
Index, bibliography. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 277 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Our Nation's Executives and Their Administrations. the Continental and National Congresses.  An Historical, Biographical and Statistical Conspectus of the National Government, from its Foundation, 1775-1885, Getchell, George H.
7 Getchell, George H. Our Nation's Executives and Their Administrations. the Continental and National Congresses. An Historical, Biographical and Statistical Conspectus of the National Government, from its Foundation, 1775-1885
Getchell & Fuller 1885 First Edition Leather Fair with no dust jacket; Spine largely missing, front hinge cracked, boards heavily worn, front free endpaper stuck to front pastedown. 
22 engraved portraits of the American Presidents from George Washington to Grover Cleveland. Dark brown pebbled leather over boards. Front boards ruled and lettered in gilt. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Beautiful Life of Frances E. Willard: a Memorial Volume, Gordon, Anna A.
8 Gordon, Anna A. The Beautiful Life of Frances E. Willard: a Memorial Volume
Chicago Women's Temperance Publishing Association 1898 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards rounded and rubbed, front hinge cracked, corners rounded, boards lightly soiled. 
Grey cloth binding with gold decoration stamped on front boards and spine. Frontispiece portrait photograph of the late Frances Willard with pince nez. Numerous photographs. A posthumous collection of memorials to the late American temperance leader by many of her peers, including Dr. Edward Everett Hale, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, Booker T. Washington, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and many others. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 416 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Growing Up with Chicago, Harrison, Carter Henry
9 Harrison, Carter Henry Growing Up with Chicago
Chicago Ralph Fletcher Seymour 1944 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and dampstained. 
Blue cloth binding. Several pages of photos at rear. The sequel to the author's first memoir, "Stormy Years", by the son of the long-time Chicago mayor, who was assassinated while in office, who himself served as Chicago mayor. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 375 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Joseph E. Davis:   Pioneer Patriarch, Hermann, Janet Sharp
10 Hermann, Janet Sharp Joseph E. Davis: Pioneer Patriarch
Jackson, MS University Press of Mississippi 1991 087805488x / 9780878054886 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Index, notes, several pages of photos. Mustard cloth binding. A biography of Confederate President Jefferson Davis' elder brother, who served as the family patriarch and as a presidential adviser. It details his life growing up in the Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi frontiers and then starting a career as a lawyer and plantation owner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 196 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Chester A. Arthur:   A Quarter-Century of Machine Politics, Howe, George Frederick
11 Howe, George Frederick Chester A. Arthur: A Quarter-Century of Machine Politics
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 1987 Leather Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed. 
Dark grey leather binding with gilt design on boards and spine. Five raised bands on spine. Silk ribbon marker. All edges gilt. Index, illustrations. ; the Library of the Presidents; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Jefferson War and Peace 1776-1784, Kimball, Marie
12 Kimball, Marie Jefferson War and Peace 1776-1784
NY Coward-McCann, Inc. 1947 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Index, notes. Jacket sunned and tattered. 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 398 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Angus King, Independent for Governor: Making a Difference, King, Angus
13 King, Angus Angus King, Independent for Governor: Making a Difference
Private Printing 1994 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers scuffed. Signed by Author
Angus King is an independent politician who served as Governor and is now a U. S. Senator for Maine. Inscribed by the author on the title page. ; 132 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Lincoln:  His Life in Photographs, Lorant, Stefan
14 Lorant, Stefan Lincoln: His Life in Photographs
NY Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1941 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, endpapers darkened, musty. 
Gray cloth. Numerous photos. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Lewis Cass, McLaughlin, Andrew Cunningham
15 McLaughlin, Andrew Cunningham Lewis Cass
NY Chelsea House 1981 0877541922 / 9780877541929 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
Introduction by Professor Holman Hamilton. Index. A biography of the New Hampshire-born politician, who later became Governor of the Michigan Territory and Secretary of State under President James Buchanan. ; American Statesmen; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 390 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Aaron Burr:  Conspiracy to Treason, Melton, Buckner F.
16 Melton, Buckner F. Aaron Burr: Conspiracy to Treason
NY Wiley 2002 047139209x / 9780471392095 First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Pictorial hardcover. Index, notes. After serving as Jefferson's vice president, Burr was involved in a conspiracy to invade Mexico and set up an independent republic or else work out a deal to get the western frontier lands to secede and form a separate republic. ; 278 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Eminent Americans: Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet, Rickover, H.G.
17 Rickover, H.G. Eminent Americans: Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet
Washington, D. C. U.S. Government Printing Office 1972 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly soiled and creased, else a clean, tight copy. 
Index, photos. Library of Congress number 72-90503. Biographies of American historical figures who have had Polaris submarines named in their honor. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen, Riis, Jacob A.
18 Riis, Jacob A. Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen
NY Macmillan 1904 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Jacket chipped, torn and soiled, owner writing on rear jacket panel. 
Green cloth binding. Roosevelt chronology, list of books by T. R. Scarce in jacket. Riis is best known for his social activism and for his book "How the Other Half Lives" and here he chronicles the life and work of one of his progressive heroes, Teddy Roosevelt. Ev; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 471 pages 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Leading the Charge: Orrin Hatch and 20 Years of America, Roderick, Lee
19 Roderick, Lee Leading the Charge: Orrin Hatch and 20 Years of America
Carson City, NV Gold Leaf Press 1994 1882723090 / 9781882723096 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed. 
A biography about the Republican Senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch. Signed bookplate (ex-libris, Orrin and Elaine Hatch) affixed to front free endpaper signed "Thanks for all your support, Orrin Hatch". Index, sources, many photographs. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 447 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Lincoln Collector:  The Story of Oliver R. Barrett's Great Private Collector, Sandburg, Carl
20 Sandburg, Carl Lincoln Collector: The Story of Oliver R. Barrett's Great Private Collector
NY Harcourt, Brace & Company 1950 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, owner bookplate on half-title. 
Blue cloth binding. Book review snippet laid in. xvi, 344 pp. Numerous photographs and manuscript facsimiles. An interesting description of the remarkable collection of letters, documents, photos and other historical memorabilia collected by Oliver R. Barrett about President Abraham Lincoln. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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