Kensington, CA and Washington, DC: Liminal Press. Number 30 of 50 copies signed by the author and the book artist. Camden Richards describes her Liminal press as making handcrafted books, prints, and ephemera that preserve personal truths and promote social justice issues in order to build community and effect change. Her aims are achieved in this powerful and timely work. Uncovering White Privilege seeks to engage with the reader by posing questions, asking for thoughts, and providing quotes on the issues of white privilege and racism. The book is a collaborative work that seeks to help readers uncover white privilege and understand how to challenge it. The text is by Rachel Laser; lawyer, advocate and strategist who has dedicated her career to making our country more inclusive. The book is set in Cast Iron, Flood, Magallanes Condensed and Nexa Rust Slab + Sans typefaces. The text block is printed digitally by Coast Litho on Mohawk Strathmore Premium Wove paper and Apollo Transparency Film with hand set inclusions. The grey and black cover is die-cut and letterpress printed by Richards on Neenah Environment cover stock with a Vandercook 4 proofing press. The illustrations are printed from scans of original linocut carvings by McAleer-Keeler. Saddle stitched and bound with a custom pencil, perfect for making copious notes about how you will utilize your privilege to create change. In fine condition. Measures 7.5 x 9.5 inches, 48 pages. ARTISTSB/070320.
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Westminster, MD: The Newman Press, 1950. Hardcover. Uncommon. "The establishment in 1924 of a liberal arts college for women at Chestnut Hill crowns the educational achievements of teh Sisters of St. Joseph. This book should attract attention of all who are interested in the development of American education adn especially those interested in the history of Catholic education in the United States. Its direct, incisive style and conscientious documentation recommend it to the historian while its account of the truly great achievements inaugurated by a few brave women will give the story a charm for the general reader" (jacket). Ex-library with call number sticker to spine panel of jacket, sticker to endpaper, and call number to title page. Clean otherwise. Bound in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In purple dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Rubbing to jacket and wear to edges. Front flap is partially detached. (Jacket is now protected in a removable plastic cover.) Illustrated. 380 pages. REL/070920. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Greenwood Press, 1968. Hardcover. Loisy was professor in France. He was ultimately excommunicated due to his beliefs. This edition includes a new introduction by Rt. Rev. Msgr. E. Harold Smith. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Red pen ownership marking on front free endpaper, else clean interior. 357 pages. REL/061720. Very Good.
Birmingham, AL: Rose Gibbons Lovett, 1980. Hardcover. First Edition. "The first comprehensive history of the Catholic Chruch in North Alabama" (foreword). Light blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Clean and bright with illustrations. Previous ownershp marking in pen to front endpaper. In light blue dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Fading to spine panel and rubbing to panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket. 325 pages. REL/070920. Very Good / Very Good.
Milwaukee: Verlag von Geo. (George) Brumber, 1883. Hardcover. Very good in full black leather boards with elaborate blind stamped designs to spine and covers. Gilt title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to hinges, edges, and corners. Binding remains tight. Marbled endpapers and full marbled edges. A few spots of soiling to edges. Occasional foxing to interior, but clean and bright overall. Laid in pressed fern leaf. 1079 + 311 pages. Religion/German. REL/061020. Very Good.
Washington DC: The Catholic University of America Press, . Hardcover. Inscribed and Signed by the Author on the title page. "As Washington's mother church, St. Patrick's has transcended the usual responsibilities of an American parish to assume a sometimes crucial role in church-state relations, in both national and local affairs. Its diverse congregation has provided clear-cut and measurable reactions to issues - such as immigration, race relations, and universal education - that have been pivotal in shaping both national policies and the history of the Catholic church in the United States" (jacket). Ex-library with red pen notations on both endpapers and occasional tick marks to margins. (No other library markings, no pockets, and no stickers.) Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In illustrated jacket with red spine panel titled in white. Minor wear and rubbing to edges and panels of jacket. 463 pages. REL/070820. Very Good / Very Good.
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1985. Hardcover. This diary covers the years of MacGregor's service in teh British Indian Army during the Second Afghan War. "As revealed in the pages of his diary, MacGregor was an egotistical and self-serving soldier driven by two ambitions - to win the Victoria Cross and to be king of Afghanistan. He failed at both. MacGregor portrayed the mentality of the British colonial Military who believed so deeply in 'White Man's Burden' that they were curioiusly blinded to the conditions and realities of life in regions only casually under their control" (jacket). Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Penned ownership marking (in red) to front free endpaper, else clean. In brown dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket and minor rubbing to panels. 266 pages. ENGBIO/070920. Very Good / Very Good.
Nashville: Catholic Diocese of Memphis and J.S. Sanders and Company, Inc., 1996. Paperback. "For the first time, a comprehensive history of the Catholic Faith in West Tennessee and a review of all churches, schools, organizations, and institutions from 1836 to 1996 is included in this volume" (rear cover). Red paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to wrappers. Penned ownership marking to half title page. 473 pages. REL/070820. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. 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. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Exlibrary with sticker to spine and pocket to rear endpapges. Clean aside from library markings. 411 pages. REL/070220. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Includes Melville's poems "The March to the Sea" on page 366, "The Cumerland" on page 474, and "Philip" on page 640. Also includes the conclusion of "Our Mutual Friend" by Dickens, "Livingston's Last African Expedition", and chapters from Wilkie Collins "Armadale." Bound in the three quarter black leather over black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to edges, spine ends, and corners. Short closed tears to some pages including title page. Split just after title page, but binding remains secure. Occasional spots of foxing to interior, but clean overall. Illustrated. 816 pages. PER/060120. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Includes the first appearance of Melville's poems "Chatanooga" on page 44, "Gettysburg" on page 209 and the conclusion of "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins on page 186. Also includes an eight page article about the little black dogs of Berkshire, an article on army life during the Civil War along the border, one on booksellers, one on the education of colored people in Louisiana, one on "High Days in a Virginian Village", another on the burning of Columbia, and much more. Bound in three quater brown leather with brown cloth boards and gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges, corners, and hinges. The interior is clean overall with occasional spots of foxing. Rear hinge is cracked and text block is partially seperated from binding. Illustrated. 816 pages. PER/052220. Very Good.
New York: Dix, Edwards, and Co., 1857. Hardcover. LACKS September issue. Includes Melville's "Piazza Tales: The Islands of the Pacific" on pages 142 - 156. Also includes first appearance of works by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Going to Mount Katahdin) and Fitz-James O'Brien (The Spider's Eye and The Mezzo-Matti). Bound in three quarter black leather with black cloth covered boards and gilt title to spine. Boards are present but detached. Clear tape to front board. Clean overall with occasional spots of foxing and soiling. Three pages are burnt (probably from a candle) and there is loss to margins and some text on these pages - 367 - 372. A good reading copy. 668 pages. PER/060120. Very Good.
n.p. . A sweet collection of sentimental and aspirational poetry neatly handwritten into a commercial lined notebook by a seemingly young woman named G.E. Merine and dated June 2, 1926 on the free front endpaper. It appears that some of the poems might by original, while others are identified as being written by such figures as Kilmer, Longfellow, Kipling, Byron, and Hardy. In maroon cloth covers with missing spine and bumping and soiling. Interior pages are very good. Inserted into the notebook are additional loose sheets with poems written on them. Very good. Measures 7 x 8.5 inches. Unpaginated [40 pages with writing the remainder blank] HANDWRITTEN/061220. Very Good.
Nimo, Nigeria: Asele Institute, NIMO;, 1985. Scarce. "The book gives the history of a great institution that is exactly one hundred years old in Eastern Nigeria - the Roman Catholic Church. The actual setting is a typical local situation - Nnewi. Beside recounting the story of the phenomenal success of the Catholic church in teh town, this book analyses the vital interplay of various circumstances, evangelical strategies, adn the differing roles of key agents in stimulating the tremendous local response to the faith" (rear cover). Brown paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Rubbing to front cover with small part of cover paper rubbed off. Minor soiling to covers and wear to edgess. Ownership markings in red pen across title page. Clean overall aside from occasional light smudge marks / spots of soiling to margins. 205 pages. REL/070920.
New York: Lustrum Press, 1984. Softcover. Duane Michals is a well known American photographer. This is an evocative collection of brief poems with luminous black and white photographs to accompany the text. Bound in white glossy paper covers with titling to spine and photo and title on front cover. Light soiling to covers and curling to top edge of front cover. Interior is pristine. Measures 6 x 8.25 inches. 63 pages. POE/053020. Very Good.
Dallas: Aredian Press, 2019. Paperback. One of about 60 copies. Created as a keepsake for the Miniature Book Society Conclave XXXVII in Bloomington, IN. Homage to the poet, James Whitcomb Riley. Color illustrated paper wrappers. Clean and bright. Size: about 3 x 2.75 inches. 16 pages. MINI/070220. Fine.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1939. Paperback. A nice copy of the motion picture edition of Mitchell's classic novel. The film, of course, became a classic of its own, winning the academy award for best picture of the year 1939 among other honors. This yellow softcover has photos from the movie on the front and back covers and twelve color stills interspersed throughout book. Covers lightly creased. Text pages are printed in double columns and are in very good condition. Measures 7 x 9.5 inches. 391 pages. FILM/060920. Very Good.
Limerick, Ireland: Mungret College, 1902-1907. Hardcover. The yearbook for Mungret College, a Jesuit school near Limerick, Ireland, which was open from 1882 through 194. It also served as a small secondary school with about 200 boarders. This collection includes several songs and/or articles in Gaelic; however, most of the text is in English. Photographic illustrations and articles about the school, town of Limerick, students, and staff are included. Each of the five included annual issues has about 70 pages. Bound in three quarter red leather over black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Both hinges are cracked and the boards are a bit loose, but remain attached. Writing in pen to front free endpaper, and occasional smudge marks to margins, but clean overall. One page is torn down the middle and half of the page (which had an illustration) is no longer present. An interesting look into the history of this small Irish school. Size: Quarto. EDU/061820. Good.