Philadelphia: A. Hart, Late Carey & Hart, 1850. Hardcover. Scarce American edition. Rebacked with original boards and original spine laid down. Original endpapers with minor chips and tears to inner edges due to repair work. Dampstaining to margins and edges of most pages; however, text remains mostly unaffected. Only first and last few pages and endpapers have larger dampstain markings. Chipping and short closed tears to edges of some pages. Brackets in pencil to margins of some pages. A fascinating book. 444 pages. OCC/060420. Very Good.
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Lausanne: Jean Marguerat, . Softcover. A nice copy of this work titled in English "Letters to a German Friend." In these imaginary letters to an imaginary friend, Camus responds to his German friend who advocates the greatness of his country. Camus replies that justice is greater than greatness and that, in any case, all means are not good to ensure its pre-eminence. Courage is only valid if it is subordinated to intelligence. Germany wants to dominate Europe while France hopes for a common adventure. Both believed that this world was not dominated by "superior reason", transcendent. If the German could infer that everything was allowed, Camus refused despair and turned to justice. "I still believe that this world has no higher sense," he wrote to her. But I know something in him makes sense, and that's the man, because he's the only one to demand to have some."[French Wikipedia]. Bound in soft cream wrappers with title and author on front cover and spine. With a glassine cover that has small nicks and tears. Otherwise very good condition. Measures 5 x 7.5 inches. 81 pages. FRENCHL/062620. Very Good.
Columbus, OH: Catholic Students' Mission Crusade, 1944-1951. Hardcover. The Catholic Students' Mission Crusade (CSMC) was a Roman Catholic organization founded in 1918. It existed until 1972. This collection includes a total of 64 issues starting with January 1944 (Volume 23, Number 4) and going through December 1951 (Volume 31, Number 3). Each volume of the Shield includes eight issues (Oct - May). Original covers of each issue are bound in. Topics address World War II, Japan, Hiroshima, the Phillipines, Latin America, America, Africa, Negro education, postwar relations, communism, personal stories of young missionaries around the world, and more. Photographic images, cartoons, and drawings are included throughout. All issues are bound together in two, large, red, cloth bound volumes. Rubbing and minor soiling to covers of boards. Browning to pages of many issues. Each individual number is about 30 pages in length. An uncommon collection of this national magazine. PER/070820. Very Good.
London: Collier-Macmillan Ltd, 1970. Hardcover. "Bert Williams was, undoubtedly, the most gifted Negro entertainer of his time ...His life and career were marred by the tragedy of racial prejudice - he found he had to conform to a theatrical convention that in many ways limited his achievement. But his success opened the door for other Negro actors, singers, dancers, adn musicians. He is remembered today not only for his comic gifts, but also as a man whose life was a drama of the struggle against the virulence of racial injustice." (jacket). Ex-library with markings and pocket. Brown cloth boards with rubbed gilt title to spine. Sunning to covers. White marking to spine. Clean interior aside from library markings. Front panel of jacket is pasted down to front pastedown. (Rest of jacket is NOT present.) 157 pages. MUS/061720. Very Good.
London: The Chaucer Society / N. Trübner & Co., 1871. Paperback. Very good in light green paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Minor rubbing and a few smudge marks to covers with a few chips to edges. Library call number in red colored pencil to front cover. Minor soiling and occasional tears to edges of some pages, but clean and bright overall. Pages are somewhat brittle. Covered in a removable protective plastic wrapper. 128 pages. Literature. LIT/052620. Very Good.
Baltimore Operation Sail, Ltd., 1977. Soft Cover. Glossy blue illustrated side-stapled wrappers with black title to front cover. Minor wear to corners and edges. Clean and bright printed in full color. Previous ownership signature and library number in red pen to first two pages. 48 pages. BALT/061020. Fine.
Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Co, 1980. Hardcover. "By combining a great deal of background material on the cryptic symbolism in John's vision, with present-day applications of the truths expressed there, Songs of Heaven not only clarifies this perplexing portion of Scripture, but also instructs you in the highest form of adoration" (jacket). Blue cloth boards with white title to spine. Clean and bright. 159 pages. MUS/061720. Very Good / Very Good.
DC: Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives, 1974. Paperback. Reprinted in 1974. Grey side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Ex-library with pen marking to front cover, else clean and bright. Creasing to bottom corners of some pages. 82 pages. AMER/062920. Very Good.
Washington DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1943. Paperback. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panels. Small spots of dampstaining to spine panel. Minor browning to spine and edges of wrappers. Bumping to top corners. Previous ownership marking to title page, else clean. 309 pages. REL/062920. Very Good.
New York: The Paulist Press, 1929. Paperback. Questions range from asking about the existence of God to punishment of sin to the immaculate conception and more. Illustrated red paper wrappers with black title to white spine panel. A few spots of soiling to binding. Pen marking to title page and small spot of soiling. Clean and bright overall. 469 pages. Includes Bibliography and Index. REL/062520. Very Good.
New York: American Art Association, 1900. Hardcover. SCARCE. American auction catalog for part of Augustin Daly's enormous collection. An auction in 1880 disposed of much of his collection but this auction still includes several thousand items. There were many autographs as well as manuscripts and books. Augustin Daly (1838 –1899) was one of the most influential men in American theatre during his lifetime. Drama critic, theatre manager, playwright, and adapter, he became the first recognized stage director in America. He was dramatic critic for several New York papers from 1859, and he adapted or wrote a number of plays, Under the Gaslight (1867) being his first success. In 1869 he became the manager of the Fifth Avenue Theatre on 24th St. and in 1873 the Fifth Avenue Theatre on 28th. In 1879 he rebuilt and opened Daly's Theatre at Broadway and 30th Street in New York, and, in 1893, Daly's Theatre in London. Daly formed a permanent company in New York and opened Daly's Theatre in New York in 1879 and a second one in London in 1893. At Daly’s Theatre he assembled a company of players headed by well-known actress Ada Rehan. Some of the best actors of the time owed their training and early successes to him, including John Drew Jr., Maurice Barrymore, Maude Adams, Mrs. Gilbert, Tyrone Power, and Isadora Duncan. Bound in three quarter brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title and raised bands to spine. Top edge gilt with marbled endpapers. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Rubbing to boards. Bookplate of Franklin Johnston to front endpaper. Frontispiece portrait of Daly. Pencil annotation on free endpaper says that this was the copy of Douglas Taylor. In very good condition. Measures 8 x 10.5 inches. 381 pages plus 23 page listing of prices realized. BOB/060220. Very Good.
West Chester, PS: Aralia Press, 2008. Softcover. One of 100 copies. A small collection of sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant poems about the life of a single man seeking a relationship. Bound in stiff brown paper wrappers with title label on front cover. Printed in Bembo type on Frankfurt Cream Paper. In fine condition. Measures 6 x 8.5 inches. Unpaginated (6 text pages). PRI/053020. Fine.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1940. Hardcover. Elizabeth Seton (1774-1821), was the first natural born United States citizen to be canonized by the Catholic church. She converted to Catholicism in 1805 after the death of her husband, with whom she had five children. Her legacy includes founding the first Catholic girls' school and founding the religious order, the Sisters of Charity. She was canonized in 1975. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Exlibrary with sticker to spine and markings to endpapers, else clean. 594 pages. REL/070220. Very Good.
Paris: Chez Tous les Marchands de Nouveautes, 1854. Hardcover. Includes poems in French. Red cloth boards with gilt and leather label to spine. Wear to spine ends and corners including a half inch tear to the head of the spine. Foxing throughout. Frontispiece. Full gilt edges. A thin, smallish book. 179 pages. FRE/061820. Very Good.
New York: Schwartz, Kirwin, and Fauss, 1924. Hardcover. Sixth American Edition. Translated from the German. Ex-library with stamps and pocket to rear endpapers. Bound in the original dark brown cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. White call number hand written on spine. Aside from library markings, the interior is clean and bright. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards. 330 pages. REL/061720. Very Good.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In brown dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Blue pen owenrship marking to front free endpaper, else clean and bright. Minor wear and a few chips to edges of jacket. Short closed tear to hinge of jacket. Foxing to interior of jacket. Price-clipped. 221 pages. REL/062120. Very Good / Very Good.
Chicago: John F. Higgins, 1922. Hardcover. Uncommon. Much more than a typical convention keepsake, this book includes transcripts from all of the speakers, a brief history of the convention, letters of the hierarchy (pre-convention praises), photographic illustrations, and more. Brown cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear and smudge marks to covers. Clean, bright interior with occasional finger smudges in the margins. Red pen marking to front free endpaper. 988 pages. REL/061720. Very Good.
Jackson: Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi (and Mississippi Today), 1989. Paperback. Uncommon. Organized by town, this book provides a history of each parish including both general facts and also very specific details such as how many chickens were cooked during an annual barbeque or how much a new church bell weighed. Includes charming sketches of each parish and numerous anecdotes from pastors and parishoners. Much of the text is based on articles from "Mississippi Today." This book was prepared for publication by the staff of MIssissippi Today. Black paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges. Gift bookplate is taped in on front free endpaper (compliments of Bishop William R. Houck). Red ownership marking to bottom of same page. Clean interior otherwise. 534 pages. REL/062520. Very Good.
Washington DC: American Catholic Historical Association, 1946. Hardcover. First Edition. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Penned ownership information to endpapers. Pencil notations in margins of mulitple pages. Minor browning to margins. In light blue and white dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Chipping and wear to edges of jacket. Light rubbing / soiling to jacket. 415 pages. EDU/070920. Very Good / Very Good.