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A CHAPTER OF WASHINGTON COLLEGE HISTORY Washington's Birthday Convocation Feb 22 1934, President Gilbert W Mead
1 A CHAPTER OF WASHINGTON COLLEGE HISTORY Washington's Birthday Convocation Feb 22 1934 President Gilbert W Mead
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; President Gilbert W Mead, A CHAPTER OF WASHINGTON COLLEGE HISTORY, Washington's Birthday Convocation Feb 22 1934 WRAPS 7PP 7809 
Price: 18.66 USD
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AMERICAN ADDRESSES, Choate, Joseph H.
2 AMERICAN ADDRESSES Choate, Joseph H.
May not be noted. Good+ with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Choate, Joseph H. American Addresses N. Y. Century Co.1911 [1911] 1st edition. 360pp. Red cloth, teg. , gilt lettering , water stain to rt edge of book cover. Armorial bookplate. No dust jacket. Nice copy. This work came from the well known book collection of the Bayard family in Delaware. This family has played a prominent role in American public affairs since the 1600's in Delaware. They are related by marriage to the du Ponts and the Dodd family of Dodd Mead & Company Book Publishers among others. 7986 
Price: 14.05 USD
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ORATIONES SELECTAE ITEM CATO-MAJOR ..., M. Tullii Ciceronies
3 ORATIONES SELECTAE ITEM CATO-MAJOR ... M. Tullii Ciceronies
Edinburgh A. Kincaid & J. Bell 1762 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Latin Language; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 348 pages; Latin work on the orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC - December 7, 43 BC; sometimes anglicized as "Tully") , a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. Bound in contemporary leather, worn and rubbed. Contents with foxing and rubbing, lacking endpapers. 3 1/4" x 6" Latin Language 31666 
Price: 37.55 USD
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SPEECH OF MR. R. JOHNSON, OF MARYLAND, ON THE OREGON QUESTION. DELIVERED IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, MARCH 11, 1846, Reverdy Johnson
4 SPEECH OF MR. R. JOHNSON, OF MARYLAND, ON THE OREGON QUESTION. DELIVERED IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, MARCH 11, 1846 Reverdy Johnson
Washington, D. C. Printed By John T. Towers 1846 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
16 pages; 6.25" x 9. 5" Author: Reverdy Johnson - Reverdy Johnson was a statesman and jurist from Maryland. He defended notables such as Sandford of the Dred Scott case, Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter at his court-martial, and Mary Surratt, alleged conspirator in the assassination of Lincoln. String-bound in silk-like covers showing light foxing. Bottom of spine shows small tear. Binding is sound. Last page has an almost invisibleJapanese paper repair. {Law, Oregon, History, Western, politics] 35158 
Price: 56.35 USD
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SPEECHES BY THE EARL OF OXFORD AND ASQUITH, K. G., Earl Of Oxford and Asquith, K. G.
5 SPEECHES BY THE EARL OF OXFORD AND ASQUITH, K. G. Earl Of Oxford and Asquith, K. G.
NY George H Doran Company 1927 Presumed 1st american Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. 13580 
Price: 18.71 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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