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Illusory Consensus: Bolingbroke and the Polemical Response to Walpole, 1730-1737, Alexander Pettit
1 Alexander Pettit Illusory Consensus: Bolingbroke and the Polemical Response to Walpole, 1730-1737
Newark and London Universoty of Delaware Press 1997 0874135923 / 9780874135923 Hardcover Used: Very Good Very Good Hardcover Signed by Author
8vo. 254 pp. Bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, light shelf wear and small puncture to jacket on front panel, else a fine, unread copy. INSCRIBED AND DATED by the author on the front free end-paper. A near Fine copy. 
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Magna Carta of King John, A.D. 1215., Anonymous.
2 Anonymous. Magna Carta of King John, A.D. 1215.
Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1965 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 1,250 copies. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 inches. 70 pp. Frontispiece Arms of King John; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped beige leather, all edges gilt, decorative end pages; binding square and tight, soiling on back cover. "Ex Libris Charlotte Tamblyn Tufts" on front paste-down. Very Good. The Magna Carta (The Great Charter of Liberties) guaranteed church and aristocratic rights protected from encroachments of the monarchy. Printed from Eric Gill's Perpetua type on handmade 'Hayle' paper of the Hayle Mill, Maidstone, England, by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland, and bound by Proost en Brandt N.V., Amsterdam, Holland. PROVENANCE: Charlotte Tamblyn Tufts (1912-2010) was born in New York City and educated at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She and her husband, Nathan A. Tufts, Jr. moved to Burbank, CA in the 1930s. Charlotte received a masters degree in library science in 1963 and developed the Western History Room of the Burbank Public Library and was also librarian at the research library of the Southwest Museum in Highland Park, CA. Subsequently Charlotte Tufts worked for rare-manuscript dealer Doris Harris as assistant, and eventually partner. Tufts retired from employment with Doris Harris at the age of 80. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 1918. 
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Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV.  In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple., Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780).
3 Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780). Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV. In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple.
Los Angeles: The Plantin Press, 1977 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 100. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. [iv], iii, (21) pp. 1 illustration; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt-titled spine, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. A reprint of the original letter, published by W. Owen at Homer's Head near Temple-Bar in 1754. "While the pamphlet is ostensibly a comment about card playing at Oxford it is actually an allegory dealing with Parliamentary debates revolving around the Oxfordshire elections of April 1754." Introduction. The pseudonym Gyles Smith was previously attributed to either Sir William Blackstone or William King. Modern scholarship now identifies the author as Benjamin Buckler, an antiquarian and academic at the University of Oxford. REFERENCE: Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press, No. 402, binding type 1. 
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You Are Now My Enemy., Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and William Strahan (1715-1785).
4 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and William Strahan (1715-1785). You Are Now My Enemy.
Kirkwood, MO: The Printery, 1972 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. Unpaginated. [28] pp. Facsimile letter from Franklin to Strahan tipped-in on front pastedown, portraits of Franklin and Strahan tipped in, ornamentation and borders in red and blue ink; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue leather spine, marbled paper boards; binding square and tight, front joint cracked, shelf wear. Comes with a complimentary card from The Printery. Very Good. This volume contains a brief monograph regarding the friendship & correspondence of two Journeymen, Benjamin Franklin and the Scottish printer William Strahan, including what drew them together, what split them apart, and how their trade reunited them. 
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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty., Borrower's Press.
5 Borrower's Press. Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.
Winterport, ME: Borrower's Press, 1976 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2881. 
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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty., Borrower's Press.
6 Borrower's Press. Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.
Winterport, ME: Borrower's Press, 1976 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight, inner hinge cracked. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2881. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Factories in the Field., Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).
7 Carey McWilliams (1905-1980). Factories in the Field.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1939 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. [vi], 334 pp. Poem, "The Woman Harvesters" by Marie De L. Welch at page (v), bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Full beige cloth titled in brown, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, inner hinge cracked at title page, shelf wear, dust soiling to edges, dust jacket chipped at extremities. Very Good. Carey McWilliams was an influential American author, editor, and lawyer. His most enduring and influential work is Factories in the Field, which was published just months after Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, and laid bare the realities of the lives of migrant farm workers in California. "Because of Mr. McWilliams's reputation as an expert on this subject Governor Olson, early in 1939, appointed him Commissioner of Immigration and Housing in the California State Government." From the dust-jacket. 
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Ill Fares the Land: Migrants and Migratory Labor in the United States., Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).
8 Carey McWilliams (1905-1980). Ill Fares the Land: Migrants and Migratory Labor in the United States.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. [viii], 419 pp. Bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Full beige cloth titled in brown, maps in end-papers, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, small defect in upper right corner of front free end-paper, stain on bottom edge, price-clipped dust-jacket chipped and torn at extremities. Very Good. "In 1939 Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath blew the lid off the problem of American migratory labor. Before the disturbing picture presented by that book could be brushed aside as fiction, Carey McWilliams' Factories in the Field appeared to buttress it at every point with facts as devastating as Mr. Steinbeck's story of the Joads. Both those books left most of the country feeling that these conditions were peculiarly Californian. Mr. McWilliams' new book will blast away that complacency." From the dust-jacket. Carey McWilliams was an influential American author, editor, and lawyer. McWilliams is best-known for his writings about California politics and culture, including the condition of migrant farm workers and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. 
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Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government., Charles Howard Shinn (1852-1924).
9 Charles Howard Shinn (1852-1924). Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Western Americana. 8vo. 8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches. [iii], xxvi, 291, (ix) pp. Text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. Mining Camps "was written some thirty years after the gold rush because Shinn, then a student in political science at Johns Hopkins University, felt this record of a hitherto neglected phase in American development to be a contribution to the practical political experience of the race." Introduction. This edition is part of the Western Americana Series by Alfred A. Knopf, planned in connection with California's centenary celebrations, 1946-1950. The series was edited by Robert Glass Cleland of the Huntington Library and Oscar Lewis. 
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California Trail Herd: The 1850 Missouri-to-California Journal of Cyrus C. Loveland., Cyrus C. Loveland, Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924), editor.
10 Cyrus C. Loveland, Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924), editor. California Trail Herd: The 1850 Missouri-to-California Journal of Cyrus C. Loveland.
Los Gatos, CA: The Talisman Press, 1961 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. (139) pp. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, photograph of a page from Loveland's diary, headpieces, index; text clean, unmarked. Full red cloth boards, printed paper spine label, pictorial dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, dust jacket toned and shelf-worn, price-clipped. INSCRIBED by Richard Dillon. Very Good. "Here published for the first time is a unique contribution to California history, the journal of a Missouri-to-California cattle drive in 1850 written by cowboy Cyrus Loveland. The scarcity of information on the northern cattle trail to California lends his journal important historical value." Dust-jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Big Bonanza., Dan DeQuille (1829-1898).
11 Dan DeQuille (1829-1898). The Big Bonanza.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Western Americana, No. 1. 8vo. 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. [iii], (xlii), (440), (x) pp. 79 black-and-white illustrations throughout, appendix, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth illustrated in gilt over boards, spine titled in gilt, top edge stained purple, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, sticker residue on inside of back cover, dust jacket rubbed at extremities. SIGNED by Oscar Lewis. Very Good. Dan DeQuille was an American author, journalist, and humorist. He is best known for The History of the Big Bonanza, a history of the the silver rush at the Comstock lode in Nevada, which he published in 1876. DeQuille wrote it under the mentorship of his friend Mark Twain. This is the first in the Western Americana series by Alfred A. Knopf publishing. It includes reproductions of the original illustrations and an introduction by Oscar Lewis, one of the pioneering historians of the American West. Oscar Lewis signed the front free end paper. 
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Herbert Clark Hoover, A Eulogy., David Elton Trueblood (1900-1994).
12 David Elton Trueblood (1900-1994). Herbert Clark Hoover, A Eulogy.
Skokie, IL: Black Cat Press, 1977 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 249 copies. Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 2 7/16 inches. Unpaginated. [27] pp. Frontispiece, headpiece; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. Mel Kavin's copy. Fine. Bound by Bela Blau. Design and typography by Norman W. Forgue. A eulogy for President Hoover (1874-1964), delivered by David Elton Trueblood. Trueblood was a noted 20th-century American Quaker author and theologian, and former chaplain both to Harvard and Stanford Universities. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Century US Miniature Books, No. 2946. 
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The Telluride Story., David Lavender (1910-2003), George H. H. Huey, photography.
13 David Lavender (1910-2003), George H. H. Huey, photography. The Telluride Story.
Ouray, CO: Wayfinder Press, 1987 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Oblong 4to. 8 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches. 68 pp. Printed on two kinds of paper, color and black-and-white photographs; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. INSCRIBED to Bob and Maureen Cates by David Lavender, November 5, 1988. Very Good. "David Lavender, one of America's leading authors of books about the West, has written a memorable history of the Colorado town where he was raised." Back cover. 
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Climax at Buena Vista: The American Campaigns in Northeastern Mexico, 1846-47., David Lavender (1910-2003).
14 David Lavender (1910-2003). Climax at Buena Vista: The American Campaigns in Northeastern Mexico, 1846-47.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1966 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Series: Great Battles of History. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 252 pp. 6 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt- and silver-stamped blue cloth, top edge stained blue, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine of dust jacket toned, stain on back panel of dust jacket. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. "Climax at Buena Vista is the complete story of the decisive battle of the Mexican War - from which General Zachary Taylor emerged with the Presidency in hand... and the United States with two fifths of the enemy's territory." From the dust jacket. Maps drawn by John Carnes. 
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Colorado River Country., David Lavender (1910-2003).
15 David Lavender (1910-2003). Colorado River Country.
New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc., 1982 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. (xvi), 238 pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth spine titled in bronze foil, beige paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by the author on front free end paper, January 17, 1987. Fine. "A 500-year history of the men who explored, pillaged, evangelized and settled the American West from the Rockies to the deserts of California." From the dust jacket. 
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Land of Giants: The Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950., David Lavender (1910-2003).
16 David Lavender (1910-2003). Land of Giants: The Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1958 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Mainstream of America, No. 12. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (xii), 468 pp. 6 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth blocked in black and titled in gilt, decorative end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, front inner hinge cracked, offsetting to end-papers, shelf wear, dust jacket toned and chipped. INSCRIBED by author on front free end-paper. Very Good. "The Pacific Northwest is a country of superlatives. In Land of Giants, David Lavender has described, in exciting and vivid detail, all the tremendous richness and beauty of this vast Paul Bunyan land and the courageous spirit of the men who conquered it." From the dust jacket. 
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Let Me Be Free: The Nez Perce Tragedy., David Lavender (1910-2003).
17 David Lavender (1910-2003). Let Me Be Free: The Nez Perce Tragedy.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. xii, 403 pp. Maps, 16 pages of black-and-white plates, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled black cloth spine, gilt-stamped tan paper over boards, maps in end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, remainder mark on bottom edge, sticker residue and slight soiling on dust jacket. Very Good. "Let Me Be Free tells the dramatic, heart-breaking story of the desperate attempt of Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce Indians of Idaho to elude annihilation by the strong forces of the U.S. Cavalry and civilian volunteers on their attempted escape to Canada - one of the tragic epics in the long saga of our mistreatment of Native Americans." From dust jacket. 
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One Man's West., David Lavender (1910-2003).
18 David Lavender (1910-2003). One Man's West.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. [vi], 316 pp. Line drawings throughout; text clean, unmarked. Silver-titled black cloth spine, dark red cloth over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, dust jacket price-clipped with minor shelf wear. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper. Very Good. One Man's West is Lavender's ode to his days on the Continental Divide and the story of his experiences making a living in the not so wild but not yet tamed West. This third edition includes line drawings by William Arthur Smith (1918-1989), and a new chapter about the uranium boom of the 1950s. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The American Heritage History of the Great West., David Lavender (1910-2003).
19 David Lavender (1910-2003). The American Heritage History of the Great West.
New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., Bonanza Books, 1982 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
4to. 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. 416 pp. 427 color and black-and-white illustrations, photographs, and maps, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled brick red cloth, dust jacket; binding square and tight, light shelf wear on dust jacket. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper, January 17, 1987. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. David Lavender tells America's most important moments in history from the perspective of the western pioneers and settlers. He not only recounts the familiar western narratives of the Gold Rush and wars with Mexico and the Indians, but he gives a new spin to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, telling them from the perspective of the pioneers and settlers in the west. 
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The Fist in the Wilderness., David Lavender (1910-2003).
20 David Lavender (1910-2003). The Fist in the Wilderness.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. xiv, 490 pp. 4 maps, index; text clean, unmarked. Brick red cloth blocked in green and titled in gilt, maps in end-pages, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear, dust jacket toned. INSCRIBED by author on half-title. Very Good. "This is an exciting narrative history of the American fur trade and indirectly the story of the opening up of the West in the first three decades of the 19th century. ...Based on original documents and providing the first fresh study of the American Fur Company to appear in over thirty years, The Fist In The Wilderness is an important book by one of America's finest historians." From the dust jacket. 
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