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  • EDWARD DICKINSON BAKER: Western Gentleman, Frontier Lawyer, American Statesman by [Baker, Edward Dickinson, 1811 - 1861] Vandenhoff, Anne.
    [Baker, Edward Dickinson, 1811 - 1861] Vandenhoff, Anne.
    EDWARD DICKINSON BAKER: Western Gentleman, Frontier Lawyer, American Statesman

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Auburn, CA: Pony Express Printers, (1979). SIGNED first edition - A biography of this politician, statesman and military leader. He was born in London to "poor but educated" Quaker parents, and his family emigrated to the United States when he was just five, settling for a while in Robert Owen's utopian community at New Harmony, Indiana. As an attorney and politician in Springfield, Illinois he became close friends with Abraham Lincoln (who named one of his sons after him). He relocated to San Francisco and then to Oregon where he was elected as a Senator - his death at the Battle of Balls Bluff, Virginia, in 1861 during the Civil War is the only example of a sitting Senator…

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    Auburn, CA: Pony Express Printers, (1979). SIGNED first edition - A biography of this politician, statesman and military leader. He was born in London to "poor but educated" Quaker parents, and his family emigrated to the United States when he was just five, settling for a while in Robert Owen's utopian community at New Harmony, Indiana. As an attorney and politician in Springfield, Illinois he became close friends with Abraham Lincoln (who named one of his sons after him). He relocated to San Francisco and then to Oregon where he was elected as a Senator - his death at the Battle of Balls Bluff, Virginia, in 1861 during the Civil War is the only example of a sitting Senator killed in warfare. From Fort Baker in San Francisco to Baker City and County in Oregon, his name lives on, and yet surprisingly little has been written of his life. SIGNED and dated by the author on the front endpaper. frontispiece portrait. Bibliography, index. 114 pp

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    Condition: Near fine in light blue illustrated wrappers (crease to corner of front cover) .

    Book ID: 79630
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  • THE EMANCIPATOR'S WIFE: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln. by Hambly, Barbara.
    Hambly, Barbara.
    THE EMANCIPATOR'S WIFE: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (2005.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. A fascinating picture of the flawed but passionate woman who loved, and was loved by, Abraham Lincoln - uses as a springboard, her incarceration in an insane asylum 10 years after the death of Lincoln, by her only surviving son. 608 pp. Publisher's letter laid in.

    Condition: Near fine (bump to the bottom edge affecting a few pages and the front cover.) A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 36249
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  • BUSTED FLUSH. by Smith, Brad.
    Smith, Brad.
    BUSTED FLUSH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Civil war buffs and con men collide in this wickedly funny story of old-time relics and modern greed." SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp. ISBN: 9780805076509.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61185
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  • Sterling, Dorothy, editor.
    THE TROUBLE THEY SEEN: Black People Tell the Story of Reconstruction.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1976 dj. Hardcover first edition - Covers black history in America from 1865 to 1877 from the point of view of less prominent blacks of the South in letters, diaries, newspaper accounts and official documents. With mention of Frederick Douglass, Jonathon Gibbs, Martin R. Delany, Robert Smalls, and James Lynch. Index. 490 pgs. ISBN: 0-385-080077.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dj.

    Book ID: 19859
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  • LINCOLN. by Vidal, Gore.
    Vidal, Gore.
    LINCOLN.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Random House, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic historical novel. 657 pp. ISBN: 0-394-528956.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket ("p 199" on front endpaper, some sunning to the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 58930
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  • LINCOLN. by Vidal, Gore.
    Vidal, Gore.
    LINCOLN.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Random House, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic historical novel. 657 pp. ISBN: 0-394-528956.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63764
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