492 pp. Illustrated blue cloth with gilt titles to front and to spine. Rubbed and bumped at corners and at edges. Former owner's name and address inscribed in pen on front pastedown. Fold-out map intact. Without dust jacket.
1856, 8vo, 365 pgs. An anti-Catholic, nationalist text. Dark purple full-cloth binding with blind stamped gilt decoration on boards and spine (still bright). Numerous portraits and engravings throughout. Boards are clean and binding tight. Corners of boards are lightly bumped. Spine is lightly dust soiled. Internally clean and crisp with the occasional finger smudge, and previous owner's name erased from front paste down.
Founded primarily on town, church, and charter records, this work is divided into two main sections: the "History of Stonington" and the "Genealogical Register of Stonington Families." The genealogies in the second section generally begin with the immigrant ancestor and continue through six or seven generations in the direct line of descent, providing a progression of names and dates of birth and marriage, with incidental references to places of residence, land holdings, and probated estates.
"COUNTY OF NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT IN 1649 TO 1900. 8vo, 754 pgs. Full bound black cloth with gilt title on front board and spine. Clean and tight. Previous owner's small sticker on ffep, else fine.
Little Horn Press, 1979. Cream-colored, textured paper wraps with illustration. #77 of a limited edition of 200, signed by the author. A scarce work of scholarship on Custer and his cavalry.
Small 4tos. These have been rebound in plain green cloth. All color plates are present. Both volumes are clean, tight, & bright. Minor soil & wear, mostly to endpapers. A beautiful set. Not ex-library. The 1876 edition is the first to include full-color plates.
For more than twenty-five years, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton has made children her passion and her cause. Her long experience with children -- not only through her personal roles as mother, daughter, sister, and wife but also as advocate, legal expert, and public servant -- has strengthened her conviction that how children develop and what they need to succeed are inextricably entwined with the society in which they live and how well it sustains and supports its families and individuals. In other words, it takes a village to raise a child.
This book chronicles her quest -- both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public -- to discover how we can make our society into the kind of village that enables children to grow into able, caring, resilient adults. It is time, Mrs. Clinton believes, to acknowledge that we have to make some changes for our children's sake. Advances in technology and the global economy along with other developments society have brought us much good, but they have also strained the fabric of family life, leaving us and our children poorer in many ways -- physically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually.
She doesn't believe that we should, or can, turn back the clock to "the good old days." False nostalgia for "family values" is no solution. Nor is it useful to make an all-purpose bogeyman or savior of "government." But by looking honestly at the condition of our children, by understanding the wealth of new information research offers us about them, and, most important, by listening to the children themselves, we can begin a more fruitful discussion about their needs. And by sifting the past for clues to the structures that once bound us together, bylooking with an open mind at what other countries and cultures do for their children that we do not, and by identifying places where our "village" is flourishing -- in families, schools, churches, businesses, civic organizations, even in cyberspace -- we can begin to create for our children the better tomorrow they deserve.
sm 8vo, 305pgs. Ex-library. Full bound in green cloth, tight library binding. Library markings on paste-down,free endpaper, and first page of the introduction. Interior text is foxed and fragile. Text block has some dust soiling. Back board has some tape residue near top corner.