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1 A Civil War Library, Several Decades in the Building, Comprising Over 2,000 Printed Items Relating to The War Between the States, 1861 - 1865
Beverly Hills, CA International Bookfinders 1965 
First Edition. Paperbound. An illustrated catalogue of Civil War material, including Confederate imprints, regimental histories, military printings, recollections of participants, travel narratives, most of the Neale publications, government printings, broadsides, Lincolniana, complete runs of rare periodicals, etc. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 GOLDBERG, ISAAC Tin Pan Alley. A Chronicle of the American Popular Music Racket
New York John Day 1930 
First Edition. Ownership signature. From the introduction by George Gershwin: “A book that needed to be written...a swell, a gorgeous story.” A study of the personalities and forces that gave birth to American popular music, ragtime, jazz, and “other secrets of The Great American Noise.” Illustrated. Fine in a very good colorful dust jacket with some fading, a 3/4” piece missing from the base of the spine, small chips and tears. Scare in dust jacket. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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3 SUKENICK, RONALD Down and In. Life in the Underground
New York Morrow 1987 
First Edition. Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The story of the alternative fringe culture that thrived in New York's Greenwich Village where artists, writers, and musicians like Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, and Frank O'Hara called home. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 [CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS]. BRENT, JOSEPH LANCASTER The Lugo Case - Capture of the Ironclad “Indianola”
New Orleans Search & Pfaff 1926 
First Edition. Paperbound in the publisher's orignal printed covers. Very good clean copy. Two books bound by the publisher in one volume, each with a separate title page. It is the two books bound by the publisher together.The Lugo Case 69 pages and Ironclad 84 pages. The reflections of Joseph Lancaster Brent, Brigadier General in the Army of the Confederate States of America. Rare book. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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5 [CIVIL WAR OPIUM ADDICTION]. ANONYMOUS Opium Eating - An Autobiographical Sketch By An Habituate
Philadelphia Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger 1876 
First Edition. 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth decorated in gilt on spine with title, border decoration in blind stamp on front cover. Tiny upper left hand corner of flyleaf chipped. A sound, very good copy with top and bottom of spine somewhat frayed. Some light stains to boards. Minor foxing to preliminaries. A scarce Civil War and drug literature title, the first full length memoir of the drug experiences of an American opium addict. In 1861, the author enlisted in the Union Army as a drummer boy and was soon fighting as a regular armed soldier notably in the battles of Sharpsburg and Chickamauga. It was at Chickamauga in 1863 that the author was captured by Confederate forces and then sent to prisons in Richmond, Danville, and finally experienced the horrors of Andersonville which he describes in moving detail. Released as part of a prisoner exchange late in the war, the author returned home with his stomach damaged due to the severe starvation. Unable to properly eat, a physician tried injections of morphine and soon the author was addicted. The book is a remarkable description of all the effects of the drug as experienced by the author which he discusses at length and also comments on the opium writings of De Quincey and Coleridge. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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6 [LINDBERGH, CHARLES A.] Original Broadside Flier Honoring the Historic Transatlantic Solo Flight of Charles A. Lindbergh
N.p. Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. 1927 
First Edition. A one page, 6” x 9” broadside flyer printed to commemorate Lindbergh's great accomplishment of being the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. With twenty “Suggested Telegrams Welcoming Lindbergh on His Homecoming”, where for a mere sixty cents a specially decorated telegram would be delivered to Mr. Lindbergh with a special message; for example, “America's heart goes out to you. Welcome home.”, “Back seats for George and Albert. We're prouder than kings. Welcome home.”, “It's true you belong to history, but you also belong to us. Welcome home.”, etc. About fine with some very faint creases from folding. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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