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c1916? Framed photograph. Photograph is approximately 7 inches by 9 inches. It is black and white. It is in a sealed frame with a silver colored border. The glass and frame are in good condition, but there are a few scratches and signs of wear. The frame measures approximately 8 inches by 10.5 inches. The picture is resting on a blue backing material. The image background is one seen in many of the photos of the Romanov daughters, with a portion of a large frame of a picture at the upper right. This image shows three of the daughters seated at a table with one daughter standing. There is an open book on the table and the standing figure is looking down at it, and the three seated daughters are looking toward the camera. The four girls are in long white dresses. There is a vase with flowers on the left side of the table. There is an urn or vase on a table in front of the large painting, to the right of the seated figures. No examples of this specific image has been located through repeated internet searches! Some photos found on line do show the chair and the table seen in this photograph.
Aurora, IL: Caroline House Publishers, Inc., 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 128 pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Bill Adler, who pursued his goal of conceptualizing, writing, editing, compiling and marketing hundreds of books — prompting one magazine to anoint him “the most fevered mind” in publishing. Mr. Adler achieved early success by collecting and publishing letters children had written to President John F. Kennedy. He followed up with children’s letters to Smokey Bear, Santa Claus, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and President Obama, among many others. He helped popularize novels written by political, entertainment and sports celebrities, supplying ghostwriters and even plots. He signed up beauty queens to write diet and exercise books. As an agent, his clients included Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Howard Cosell, Mike Wallace and Ralph Nader. Mr. Adler was best known for his own titles. In 1969, he compiled “The Wit & Humor of Richard Nixon” and in 1981, "The Reagan Wit."
Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2000. 45th Anniversary Issue. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. viii, 211,  pages and rear cover. Wraps. Illustrations. This issue includes Selected Unclassified and Declassified Articles, 1955-1999. Studies in Intelligence is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal on intelligence that is published by the Center for the Study of Intelligence, a group within the United States Central Intelligence Agency. It contains both classified and unclassified articles on the methodology and history of the field of intelligence gathering. The journal was established by Sherman Kent in 1955. According to Kent, intelligence "has developed a recognized methodology; it has developed a vocabulary; it has developed a body of theory and doctrine; it has elaborate and refined techniques. It now has a large professional following. What it lacks is a literature.... The most important service that such a literature performs is the permanent recording of our new ideas and experiences."
Philadelphia, PA: J. C. McCurty & Co., 1881. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi-760,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. One illustration appears to be missing (at page 217/8). Page 219/20 disbound but present. Signature of pages 651 through 658 disbound but present. List of illustrations has several errors as to where the illustrations appear in the text. Boards weak and nearly separated from the text. Some page foxing and staining. Some page edge tears. Corner of rear cover chipped. A thoroughly disreputable copy. The author was the Managing Editor of The American.
New York: Vantage Press, 1976. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xxi, , 225,  pages. Illustrations. Scenes and Cast of Characters. Bibliography. Inscribed and dated by the author on the fep. John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) was an American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865. A member of the prominent, 19th-century Booth theatrical family from Maryland, and a famous actor in his own right, Booth was also a Confederate sympathizer who, denouncing President Lincoln, lamented the recent abolition of slavery in the United States. Originally, Booth and his small group of conspirators had plotted to kidnap Lincoln, but they later agreed to murder him as well as Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward, likewise to aid the Confederate cause. Although its Army of Northern Virginia had surrendered four days earlier, Booth believed that the War remained unresolved because the army of General Joseph E. Johnston continued fighting.
Roma [Rome]: Newton Compton Editori, 1990. Prima edizione [stated]. Hardcover. Text is in Italian. 448 pages. Illustrated endpaper. Illustrations. Some depressions on illustration pages. Bibliographia. Indice dei nomi. Indice. Inscribed on the half-title page by Gianni, in Rome, in 1991. Gianni Bisiach (born 7 May 1927) is an Italian journalist, television and radio writer and presenter, essayist, documentarist and screenwriter. Born in Gorizia, after getting his degree in Medicine Bisiach enrolled at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. In the mid-1950s he entered RAI as a collaborator of the news program TV 7. In the late 1970s he started working on radio, where he created the long-standing Radio Uno talk show Radio anch'io, which run between 1978-1992 and had a TV spin-off, still hosted by Bisiach. In his variegated career Bisiach also directed the documentary film I due Kennedy and a segment of the anthology film I misteri di Roma, and collaborated to some screenplays. He also wrote several books, notably the interview book Pertini racconta in collaboration with Sandro Pertini.