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Kennedy, John F.; Introduction by Henry R. Luce. Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc., New York, 1940
First Edition, First Printing of John F. Kennedy's first book. Near Fine, slight browning to end pages, topstain a bit lightened at spine end, in a Very Good dust jacket, front flap bottom corner clipped yet still showing Price $ with part of the 2 present, light edgewear, rear wrappers soiled. Uncommon in the first edition, first printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket.
Genre: World War II, U.S. History, World History
Cutbush, Edward. Published by Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia, 1808.
FIRST EDITION of the First American work on naval medicine. Edward Cutbush ( 1772-1843 ) received his official naval commission as officer in the United States Navy on June 24, 1799, and was the first surgeon listed in the Naval Registry (and the only one listed as hired during the eighteenth century). Very Good in original contemporary calf, 16, 336, 14,  pp., lacking the 2 copper plates, 3 folding tables present, and a bit foxed with small chips to 1st table, calf rubbed at the tips, 20th c. prior owner bookplate front pastedown and name in ink front end page ( he was also U.S.N), bookseller's notations in pencil front end page, light to moderate toning internally. Errata slip pasted to verso of contents leaf, includes a 14 pp. appendix by Benjamin Rush originally published 1777, entitled, "Directions for preserving the health of soldiers, addressed to the officers of the army of the United States." Plus 2 page publisher's ads at end. Gilt title at spine over red dye quite legible. Overall a handsome and sound copy of this RARE landmark book on American naval medicine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Condition: Very Good
Genre: U. S. History, History of Medicine, Maritime
Gautier, Leon; Translated by Henry Frith. Published by George Routledge & Sons, London, 1891
RARE First Edition in English, finely bound by Bayntun of Bath in half crimson morocco over marbled boards, spine with five harp decorations with gilt borders, marbled end pages, all edges gilt. xii, 499 pp., with fifty-seven wood engraved illustrations (including frontispiece and 23 plates). Near Fine, spine sunned, light rubbing to marbled boards, internally clean and bright. Gautier's classic work on chivalry, in which he set out the "Ten Commandments of Chivalry", of course hundreds of years after the time of medieval chivalry. "Thou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right and the Good against Injustice and Evil". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Condition: Near Fine Genre: Medieval History, Fine Bindings
J. L. DeWitt, Lieutenant General, U.S.Army. Published by Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, Presidio of San Francisco, California, 1942
Original printed broadsides, 14" w x 22" h, both framed under glass, dated May 5, 1942, as issued in pairs, Near Fine, printed on pulpy cardstock with faint browning. The NOTICE excludes all persons of Japanese ancestry, " both alien and non-alien", from Military Area no. 1, described as; "All that portion of the City and County of San Francisco, State of California, within that boundary beginning at the intersection of Presidio Avenue and Sutter Street; thence easterly on Sutter Street to Van Ness Avenue; thence southerly on Van Ness Avenue to O'Farrell Street; thence westerly on O'Farrell Street to St. Joseph's Avenue ( Calvary Cemetery); thence northerly on St. Joseph's Avenue to Geary Street; thence westerly on Geary Street to Presidio Avenue; thence northerly on Presidio Avenue to the point of beginning." The Instructions provide detailed information as to who, where, when, and what must be done, and giving only one week to comply. Allowed to take only the personal belongings that they could carry, between 110,000 and 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in internment camps for the remainder of the war. An important pair of broadsides that document one of the most shameful actions ever perpetrated by the government of the United States. Provenance- from the collection of noted historian John K. Alexander.
Condition: Near Fine
Genre: World War II, U.S. History, World History
Stein, Gertrude. Published by Harcourt Brace and Company, New York, 1933
Very Good in the original grey-blue cloth, " rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" stamped in silver front cover, 310 pp., stated First Edition, illustrated with photographs, period prior owner book plate front paste down under front flap, end pages toned, in a Very Good dust jacket, small chips at spine ends and flap fold tips, moderate toning. SCARCE in dust jacket, her best known work and a classic of 20th century non-fiction. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket.