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Politics & Government

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1 Congressional Directory 86th Congress, 2nd Session 
Washington DC United States Government Printing Office 1960 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Beginning January 6, 1960. Comprehensive llist of all members of Congress, offices, phones, government departments, and media offices. Book Condition : Good; stain to bottom right cover corner also affecting text block and many page edges. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Dedication of the Gettysburg Address Exhibit 
Gettysburg PA National Park Service 1979 Pamphlet Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by three of the participants - Congressman William Goodling; William J. Whalen, Director of the National Park Service; and John C. Broderick, Assistant Librarian for Research Services at The Library of Congess. Program for the Dedication of The Gettysburg Address Exhibit held at the Gettysburg National Military Park on July 7, 1979. This is a cream colored 8 1/2" x 11" bifold. This exhibit, running from June 29- September 30, 1979 featured the first draft of the Address on loan from The Library of Congress as well as a portrait of Lincoln painted in 1864 by Francis Bicknell Carpenter. A copy of the exhibit brochure is inlaid. Condition : Very Good; light wear, some small creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 National Political Campaign of 1944 Part 1 Proceedings of Republican National Convention 
Washington DC United States News 1944 Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Plus Magazine 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Special issue includes program, platform, and speeches from the Republican Convention held 06/26-06/28/1944 in Chicago. Thomas Dewey was nominated for President and John Bricker for Vice President. Staple-bound magazine. Condition : Good +; covers and all pages intact, no markings to text; light chipping at cover edges; mild creasing and rubbing to covers; light age toning due to paper quality. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Censorship in France From 1715 to 1750: Voltaire's Opposition Bachman, Albert
New York NY Columbia University Press 1934 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Good, Ex-College Library. 1st Edition in library binding. Traces the decline of censorship during the Ancien Regime and the rise of philosophic literature. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks, former owner's name on front free end paper; bookplate, slip, and pocket inside covers; withdrawn rubber stamps on original softcover wraps; some page tip creasing; light age toning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Darwin, Marx, and Freud: Their Influence on Moral Theory Caplan, Arthur L. and Bruce Jennings (editors)
New York NY Plenum Press 1984 0306415305 / 9780306415302 Hardcover Good + Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Collection of 10 essays discuss how Darwin, Marx, and Freud "challenged or reaffirmed traditional notions about human individuals as rational, responsible agents, and about society as the medium for mankind's pursuit of justice and human good." Book Condition : Good+; pencil underlining and margin notes to 80 pp (c. 1/3 of book); bumping to spine ends; fingerprint smudge to rear free end paper. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; light shelf wear to edges and corners; light age toning on reverse. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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6 Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Address and American Constitutionalism de Alvarez, Leo Paul S. editor
Irving TX University of Dallas Press 1976 Probable First Edition Soft cover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Contains 5 essays on the Gettysburg Address and its connections to the Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. Essays are : "Lincoln's Perpetuation Speech", "A Reading of the Gettysburg Address", "The Gettysburg Address and the Declaration of Independence", "American Constitutionalism and the Virtue of Prudence : Philadelphia, Paris, Washington, Gettysburg", and "Reflections on Lincoln's Political Religion". Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; wear/crease to right front bottom cover corner which also effects the first few pages; price sticker remnant at top front right and bottom right rear covers. 1st publication by the University of Dallas on the American political tradition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Sacred Places, Civic Purposes: Should Government Help Faith-Based Charity? Dionne Jr., E.J. and Ming Hsu Chen
Washington DC Brookings Institution Press 2001 0815702590 / 9780815702597 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A collection of essays, across the political and religious spectrum, examining whether faith-based non-profits should receive government funds for services their organizations provide. Implications for religious freedom and the mixing of practical services with evangelism are some of the issues considered. Book Condition : New, in shrinkwrap. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 From Truman Through Johnson : A Documentary History Volume 2 Druks, Herbert
New York NY Robert Speller & Sons 1971 083150031x / 9780831500313 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Volume 2 of this series covers Kennedy and Johnson. Using published interviews, writings, news conferences, Druks examines domestic (e.g. Steel Crisis, War on poverty) and foreign affairs (Berlin, Cuba, Vietnam). Book Condition : Good; discoloration to inside covers and free end papers; text unmarked; slight wear to cover corners and spine ends. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Congress, the Pennsylvania Dutch Representatives, 1774-1974 Eshlemann, Edwin D. and Robert S. Walker
Lancaster PA Concorde Publishing 1975 0915976005 / 9780915976003 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by author on front free end paper: "To Al Alspach with continued appreciation - Ed Eshlemann, M.C.-16th - Pa." Co-authored by then-Congressman Ed Eshleman and his successor Bob Walker, this discusses all the (Republican) Congressmen who have served the conservative Lancaster Pennsylvania area for two centuries including the most famous - Thaddeus Stevens and future President James Buchanan. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light wear. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; slight discoloration to spine; small piece missing at top front interior flap; light shelf wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Religion and Politics Fred E. Baumann; Kenneth M. Jensen
Charlottesville VA University of Virginia Press 1989 0813911990 / 9780813911991 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Collection of 6 essays examining the interplay between religion and liberal democracy. Topics include : Forcing, Enforcing, and Reinforcing: The Problem of Religion and the State; Conservatism and Religion; Socrates' Understanding of the Problem of Religion and Politics; and more. Promotional piece for book inlaid. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; curl to right front cover; crease at left front cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11 Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography George Anastaplo
Lanham MD Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001 0847694321 / 9780847694327 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st paperback Edition. Renowned scholar George Anastaplo looks at the development and legacy of Lincoln's legal and constitutional thought. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; price sticker remnant at bottom left rear; light curl to covers. BOOK IS ACTUALLY NEW BUT WORN FROM DISPLAY IN A CO-OP. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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12 The Call of the Fledgling and Other Children's Stories Hao Jan
Peking China Foreign Language Press 1974 First Edition Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Chang Teh-yu, Chang Ju-wei, and Ting Fu-nien 
Pictorial white softcover, 57 pp, illustrated. Communist China. This is a selection of 5 children's stories in the wake of the Cultural Revolution, with an emphasis on children living in agricultural communes and helping with the work. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; light age toning; cover has some light rubbing and creasing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 The Confederate Reader Harwell, Richard B. editor
New York NY Longams Green & Co. 1957 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Stated 1st Edition of Harwell's collection of Confederate newspaper excerpts, letters, broadsides, and ephemera. Arranged chronologically, Hartwell uses the selections, many of which are dark humor, to chart the morale among civilians and soldiers during the War. An excellent piece for those interested in the Confederate States. Book Condition : Good; some creasing at bottom right corner of first 50 pp. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; price unclipped; tearing and creasing to edges front and rear, long vertical tear (taped) on rear; in protective mylar cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Napoleon and the American Dream Ines Murat
Baton Rouge LA Louisiana State University Press 1981 0807107700 / 9780807107706 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st American Edition. Examines the emigration of Bonapartists to America in the 19th century and the clash of ideas and ideals between the Old and New Worlds. Book condition : Very Good; no text marks, pencil gift inscription on half title page; light bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; rubbing; shelf wear and light chipping to edges and corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Mister Buchanan's Administration on the Eve of the Rebellion James Buchanan
North Stratford NH Ayer Company Publishers 1970 083695212X / 9780836952124 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Facsimile reprint of President Buchanan's post Civil War defense of his administration and its policies. Discusses the antecedents of the war and lays primary blame on Northern abolitionists (while still being pro-Union). Also discusses government finances and foreign relations during his term in office. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; a few small page creases; a few spots to covers; one small stain to text block. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 2 Volumes (Collector's Library of the Civil War Series) Jones, John B.
Alexandria VA Time-Life Books 1982 0809442124 / 9780809442126 Reprint Leather Bound Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2 volume set from Time-Life Collector's Library of the Civil War. Leather bound with gilt lettering on covers and spine, gilt text block, and ribbon bookmark. Reprint of 1866 edition. Details civilian and government life in Richmond during the war, including the rise and fall of morale on the home front according to the military situation. Book Condition : Near Fine; former owner's bookplate inside front cover of both volumes, otherwise unmarked. No dust jackets as issued. PLEASE NOTE : Extra postage may be necessary due to weight of set. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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17 Junius: Including Letters by the Same Writer, Under Other Signatures (Now First Collected), 2 Volume Set Junius
Philadelphia PA Walker 1836 Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Fair, Ex-College Library. set commonly known as Woodfall's Junius. Title continues "To Which Are Added His Confidential Correspondence with Mr. Wilkes and His Private Letters Addressed to Mr. H.S. Woodfall." Reflections and exhortations on politics in England around the time of the American Revolution. Text in Colonial English. Leather binding, spine has gilt bands and black title label, 857 pp., unillustrated. Condition: Fair, Ex-College Library; much of leather covering is worn off; age toning throughout; chipping to spines, spine ends heavily worn; signs of beginning separation but all boards and pages are intact; usual library markings and labels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Lincoln Finds a General A Military Study of the Civil War Five Volume Set Kenneth P. Williams
New York NY MacMillan 1952 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Complete 5 volume set, no dust jackets. Vols. 1 & 2 are 1957 5th Printings, Vols 3 -5 are 1956-59 1st Printings. Study of the attempt to find an overall war strategy for the Union, and a commander capable of implementing it. Earlier volumes concentrate on failures in the Eastern Theater, the last volumes cover Grant's emergence and the Western Theater. Book Condition(s) : Good (Vols. 2-4 Very Good); no text marks; p. 91 of Vol 1 detached and taped back in; light rubbing/scuffing to covers; some light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; light toning to free end papers from binding adhesive. PLEASE NOTE : Extra postage may be required due to size and weight of this set. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Tariff: A Handbook of History, Kirby, John H.
19 The Tariff: A Handbook of History Kirby, John H.
Houston, Texas, U.S.A. Self-published By Author First Edition Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Written in the 1930's by the President of the Southern Tariff Association, this book argues for protective tariffs for Southern agricultural staples such as sugar and livestock. 184-page stapled softcover. Self-published by the author. No date given (c.1930). Book Condition : Good; pages are clean and bright, no markings, no creases and no tears. Cover is clean with edge wear and some small edge tears. Rear cover has pulled from the staples but binding is tight. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 0 0 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 The Political Doctrine of Montesquieu's Esprit Des Lois : Its Classical Background Levin, Lawrence Meyer
New York NY The Institute of French Studies, Columbia University 1936 1st Edition Soft cover Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Good-, Ex-Seminary Library, softcover preserved in pressboard. An exposition on the classical sources of Montesquieu's political philosophy. Details the fundamental bases, forms, functions, and problems of the State. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Seminary Library; no text markings; age toning to text block; discoloration to cover edges; front cover corner creasing effecting first few pages; bookplate inside front pressboard cover; catalog labels on spine end and rear pressboard cover; pocket removed inside rear pressboard cover . 
Price: 75.00 USD
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