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New York: The Social Reform Press, 1912. Hardcover. Includes 6 issues from the later half of 1912. An anti-socialism periodical promoting "Christian values" and written for the common man. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Ex-library with stamps to first few pages and rear endpaper. Call number to spine. Wear and tears to book cloth along hinges, spine ends, and corners. Occasional spots of foxing but clean overall. Includes photographic illustrations and poetry. 788 pages. PER/062920. Very Good.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1917. Hardcover. Includes photographic illustrations of schools and students, maps, charts, and architectural drawings. Sections include: financhial support of Negro education, present needs, public school facilities, Southern welfare and schools for Negroes, teacher preperation, rural education, industrial education, ownership and control (white church boards maintaining schools for negros vs. negro church boards maintaining schools), religious organizations, buildings and grounds, history of Negro education in the U.S., statistics of Negro schools, a break down (by state) of Negro schools with various statistics. Ex-library with call numbers and stickers to spines and pockets to rear endpapers. Bound in black cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Wear and fraying to spine ends and edges of boards. Bumping to corners. Minor browning to margins of interior, but clean and bright overall. Volume I is 423 pages; Volume II is 724 pages. AFAMER/070820. Very Good.
Boston: Archdiocese of Boston, 1945. Paperback. Uncommon. Maroon and gilt patterned paper wrappers. Minor dampstaining to first few pages, else clean. Filled with full page photographic illustrations of priests / friars / members from each order in Boston. An interesting comparison in uniforms worn within varying orders. 64 pages. REL/072220. Very Good.
Baltimore: Notre Dame, 1996. Paperback. A centennial celebration of the all girls Catholic school (which is now co-ed) - Notre Dame of Maryland. Founded in 1896, it was the first Catholic college for women in the U.S. to grant the four-year baccalaureate degree. Includes reproductions of many black and white photographs of students and teachers from the early 1900s / late 1800s. Discusses the history of the college with notes on worldwide impact of its alumni. A thin quarto bound in light yellow paper wrappers with dark blue title to front cover. Light soiling to front covers, else clean and bright. 80 pages. BALT/072320. Very Good.
Herrick, 1880. Paperback. Filled with ads for Renne's Pain-Killing Magic Oil, Herrick's Liver Pills, and more. Color paper wrappers with minor chipping to edges of wrappers and some interior pages. Creasing to some pages. Stapled binding. Cord to top corners (for hanging). Unpaginated. (about 30 pages). ALM/070220. Very Good.
Strasbourg, France: Editions du Signe, 2005. Hardcover. Thin quarto. Illustrated glossy paper covered boards with grey spine panel titled in black. White title to front board. Filled with full color illustrations. Gift inscription from previous owner in pen to front free endpaper, else clean. 120 pages. REL/071620. Fine.
Munich: MCM Moderne Creation München Reisegepäck GMBH, 1994. Paperback. A miniature catalog of MCM's products featuring mostly their travel bags, but also clothing, cars, perfumes, and more. Includes celebrity photos, a list of worldwide retail locations, and a working movable image featuring a nude model covered in books. Bound in glossy cream paper wrappers with gilt title to front wrapper. Minor rubbing to wrappers. Filled with full color photographic illustrations. Text is mostly in English, with some text in German, French, and Japanese. 160 pages. Size: 2.5 tall x 3.5 wide. MINI/070220. Fine.
London: Landau House, 2020. A charming antique inspired miniature travel storage trunk filled with miniature vintage books and old traveling maps. The brown faux leather trunk is plastered with travel decals. There are two faux leather straps that buckle in the front. The trunk's inside has postcards affixed to the inside of the lid. There are five tiny books and two maps inside. The trunk measures 2.25 x 1.25 x 1.5 inches. Each book is about 7/8 inch. In fine condition. Fine.
Iowa State Advisory Committee, 1974. Paperback. Based on four months of extensive interviews culminating in a two day open meeting in Fort Dodge, IA in 1973. The main focus of this report is on the education system in Fort Dodge; however, other additions relating to racial inequalities are also addressed. It discusses inequality within the education system in regards to testing, treatment of students, number of African American students vs. other ethnicities, drop-out rates, transportation problems, lack of minority teachers, no minority studies courses, unequal justice within the schools, segregation, harassment of minorities, housing issues, hiring practices, personell testing, unequal pay for minorities, etc. It lists problems discovered and offers solutions. Appendices of response letters to rear from school superintendents. Includes data on school enrollment based on race and ethnicity. Red side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Pen marking to front cover and spot on rear cover where a mailing label was once adhered, else clean. 58 pages. AFAMER/071620. Very Good.
New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Hardcover. Originally printed in 1866. A compilation of numerous reports with index to rear. Dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Ownership marking in red pen to front free endpaper, browning from glue in binding to gutters of endpapers, and a few small spots of soiling to title page, else clean. Pagination varies within each report. AFAMER/070920. Very Good.
Philadelphia: King und Baird, 1860. Paperback. Beige paper wrappers backed with yellow paper spine covering. Hand sewn. Creases, foxing, light soiling, short tears to edges of some pages including front cover. Illustrated. In German. In protective, removable plastic cover. 7.5 x 6.5 inches. 34 pages. ALM/070220. Very Good.
Steyler Verlagsbuchhandlung Kaldenkirchen, 1962. Hardcover. Thin quqrto. Includes information on missions throughout the worlds, arranged by continent. Many black and white photographic illustrations. Green leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front board. In green dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Minor wear and chipping to edges and corners of jacket. Browning to interior, heavier on margins, but clean overall. Text in GERMAN only. 205 pages. GER/071620. Very Good / Very Good.
Easthampton, MA: Abecedary Press, 1990. Hardcover. Number 8 of 10 deluxe copies signed by the artist. This Abecedary Press Production's book was written by Mark P. Carol, as a contemplation inspired by a trip to the Galapagos Islands to view Haley’s Comet. It is a humorous look at contemporary social and sexual values through the guise of rocks (occasionally referred to as the “pet rock turns 30-something.”) Alan James Robinson illustrated the book with two handsome wood engravings and seven line drawings depicting the Galapagos Islands, the Galapagos Tortoise and of course, the Banging Rocks. Alan is a renowned book artist who has been producing fine limited edition books since the 1980s. His work can be found in many institutions nationally and abroad. This engaging deluxe production's book is bound in quarter leather green Moroccan goat with a millimeter leather fore-edge and Japanese Chiri (bark) paper. The book and its set of two actual banging rocks of green Beryl crystals from Connemara, Ireland are “housed” in an elaborate hand crafted cherry dove-tailed jointed wooden box with expansion joints. This geo-stable enclosure was crafted by Allan Wheeler and protects the Banging Rocks, which are of a semi-precious nature. Printed in Centaur & Arrighi types set by Dan Carr at Golgonooza Type Foundry on T.H. Saunders Hotpress Watercolor paper. Printed by master printer H.P. McGrath. Bound in paper over boards by Kim O’Donnell. In fine condition. Book measures 5 x 8 inches. The box is 5.5.x.8.5 x 3 inches. Unpaginated [32 pages]. ARTISTB/071020. Fine.
South Orange, NJ: Seton Hall University, 2006. Hardcover. A bound thesis. Signatures of approval included. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper. Black cloth boards with title "Jewish-Christian Studies. 2006. Akpan, Linus G" to spine and full title to front board. Minor rubbing to boards. Clean and bright. Thin quarto. 134 pages. REL/070820. Very Good.
Annapolis: Hammond-Harwood House Association, (1966). Hardcover. Later printing. A classic Maryland cookbook. Three centuries of Maryland cooking told through traditional recipes and illustrated with 145 illustrations of the Maryland Scene that inspired it. Includes tidbits about Maryland places, traditions, and history. Orange cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Clean and bright. In beige dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Browning to spine panel. Chipping to edges of jackets and minor soiling to joints of jacket. 372 pages. COOK/072220. Very Good / Very Good.
Minneapolis: Angel Bomb Press, 2020. Number 47 of 125 copies signed and numbered by the book artist, Todd Thyberg. He writes in the colophon that the book took over two years to write, create, and print. He states: "This experiential read was conceived as an ode to H.P. Lovecraft, whose books I had discovered and read profusely as a teenager growing up in a small town in rural North Dakota....I knew I wanted to be a writer, to breathe life into stories that transported the reader to realms unknown. H.P. Lovecraft gifted the world with a style of cosmic horror and weird fiction that was previously unknown. In homage, Todd created a mythical and mystical expedition to the steppes of Siberia to find the temple and artifacts of a mysterious people that supposedly once inhabited this barren and forbidding land. He says, "In the winter of ‘18, I rented a cabin in the woods of Wisconsin and sequestered myself for a week, sketching, researching and writing down plot points. I took an historic event that fascinates me and turned it on its head, spinning it into the world of old gods and monsters that thrilled me as a kid. I wanted to celebrate and honor the creepy cosmic horror that made Lovecraft’s work so unique. One of the men on the expedition is required to document their findings. Odd diagrams and even odder structures are found and recorded for the archives at Miskatonic University. What is it that they find? What happens to the expedition when they find it?" It’s all hidden within. But be forewarned! Many who have seen the contents of The Miskatonic Papers have died horrible deaths or gone completely insane! The valiant quest for knowledge may lead you down a path that branches into dark corners of the night, filled with arcane shadows. Never travel there alone and be cautious where you step. If you hear a wet, rustling noise behind you, you had best run screaming. After exploring Todd's remarkable and complex production, the reader will indeed understand Todd's warning! The work comes in a foil-stamped grey clothbound clamshell box with three sealed folders inside.Todd urges the reader to break the seals and pore through the contents of the folders. One includes a broadside for the expedition, drawings, two letters, a rubbing, telegrams from the field, and an amazing handwritten expedition journal. All of them letterpress printed, aged, and weathered. The Expedition Broadside appears stained with ale and smudges from the hands of inquisitive sailors. It states that Professor Tyler Freeborn seeks able-bodied men to risk life and limb for the advancement of science. Do you have a thirst for adventure? Perhaps you should apply. Each piece of the book was made to look as if it was created 100 years ago. Stains, creases, and even burned edges will provide the reader with a rich experience when delving through the ephemera and piecing the story together. Printed on a selection of stocks as well as vintage business cards and journal pages, with too many typefaces to name and lots of handwriting as well. Letterpress printed at the Angel Bomb studio. In fine condition. ARTSB/071320. Fine.
New York: Christian Press Association Publishing, 1896. Hardcover. A book about living with the clergy and their lives at home and abroad. The final chapter addresses "modern thought" as it applies to the clergy. Navy blue cloth boards with red leather title label to spine. Minor wear and light soiling to boards. Rubbing to label. Penned ownership signature to front endpaper and pencil markings on title page. Clean interior otherwise. Tight binding. Catholic. 324 pages plus ads. REL/070220. Very Good.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1922. Hardcover. Includes portraits and illustrations. Ex-library wth pocket to rear and sticker to spine. Original maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to spine ends and corners of boards. Clean overall with occasional spots of soiling to interior. Penned ownership marking to front endpaper. Both hinges are split but textblock remains attached to boards. A good reading copy. 486 pages. REL/062920. Very Good.
Lowell, MA: J.C. Ayer & Co., 1865. Paperback. In yellow paper wraps with black title to cover. A few minor pencil notations on cover and creasing to some corners. Loss to last page. Minor foxing and browning but clean ovearll. String through top of all pages (so it could hang). [30 pages.] Almanacs. ALM/070220. Very Good.
Lowell, MA: J.C. Ayer & Co., 1863. Paperback. In yellow paper wraps with black title to cover. Closed tears and creasing to some pages. Pencil calculations to front cover and rear cover. Minor foxing and browning but clean ovearll. String through top of all pages (so it could hang). Last two pages have been mostly removed. [30 pages.] Almanacs. ALM/070220. Very Good.