Washington DC: Congress, 1906. Paperback. Reprints of a collection of letters from the secretary of the interior, the State of Wisconsin Department of Forestry, the U.S. Indian Service, Green Bay Indian Agency, etc. regarding this topic. White side-stapled wrappers. Pages numbered 9 - 23. Creasing to corners. Clean. AMER/040820. Very Good.
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Raleigh, NC: T. Loring, 1843. Hardcover. Scarce. These indexes were prepared in response to an 1827 request made by the governor of North Carolina to Arthur Gallatin, the American minister in London, for his assistance in procuring documents held by the English government pertaining to the early history of North Carolina. The detailed indexes are for documents issued from 1663 to 1777. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards and red leather title label. Leather and boards are chipped, scuffed, and stained. Front hinge is cracked but text block is still attached. Scattered foxing throughout not affecting legibility. Ownership label of English banker and politician Richard Biddulph Martin on half title page. A decent copy of this uncommon publication. Octavo. 120 pages. AMERSTATE/071321. Good +.
L'Architecture, 1931. Hardcover. Includes all twelve issues from 1931. Ex-library with stamps and label to endpapers, title page, and some interior pages. Bound in black cloth with brown leather title label to spine. Rubbing to title label and wear / fraying to spine ends and corners of boards. Browning and chipping to edges of some pages. Clean overall aside from library stamps. Includes many black and white photographic illustrations. 360 pages plus 456 pages. ARCH/050619. Very Good.
L'Architecture, 1932. Hardcover. Includes all twelve issues from 1932. Ex-library with stamps to title page and some interior pages. Bound in black cloth with brown leather title label to spine. Rubbing and chipping to title label. Fraying and wear to book cloth along both hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Front hinge is starting. Browning and chipping to edges of some pages. Clean overall aside from library stamps. Includes many black and white photographic illustrations. 384 pages plus 468 pages. ARCH/050619. Very Good.
L'Architecture, 1933. Hardcover. Includes all twelve issues from 1933. Ex-library with stamps to title page and some interior pages. Bound in black cloth with brown leather title label to spine. Rubbing to title label and wear / fraying to corners of boards. Minor rubbing and wear to boards. Browning and chipping to edges of some pages. Clean overall aside from library stamps. Includes many black and white photographic illustrations. One page of contents is detached but present and laid in. 380 pages plus 464 pages. ARCH/050619. Very Good.
Paris: L'Avenir Graphique, 1974. Very good minus. Oblong octavo. Bound in side-stapled paper wrappers with title to front panel. Previous owner's writing to front wrapper in pen. Light foxing to wrappers. Photographic illustrations to interior, including images of old cameras. [16 pages.] French. FRE111101.
Paris: Societe des Pieux Franki, 1928. Hardcover. 12 issues bound together with supplement / table of contents for the year. Includes articles about architects and construction projects worldwide. Marbled paper covered boards with maroon cloth spine titled in gilt. Wear to edges of boards and corners. Rubbing and scuffing to boards. Occasional pencil markings to margins, but clean and bright overall. Original paper wrappers are bound in. Minor browning to wrappers and to margins of some pages. Many photographic illustrations, diagrams, and plans. Page edges trimmed slightly when rebound into this thick book. Text in French. 756 pages. ARCH/050619. Very Good.
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.
Schenectady, NY: Henry Stevens & Co, 1818. Hardcover. First Edition. A compilation of documents related to the trials of John Chester, Mark Tucker and Hooper Cumming. Chester and Tucker were accused of slandering Reverend Cumming, who in turn was accused of inappropriate behavior. Bound in full brown leather with red leather spine label. Leather is stained and worn with tender hinges. Offsetting to endpapers, and browning to pages. With a fold-out sheet outlining the charges by the committee at various points in the proceedings. With bookplate of William Ward Wight. Blue stamp of an honors academy on title page. Very good minus. Octavo. 255 pages plus errata page. REL/081621. Very Good -.
Philadelphia: 1926. Paperback. A daily program to the exposition held in Philadelphia with exhibits from around the world. Side-stapled paper wrappers with illustration of the liberty bell to front cover. Includes advertisements for Bermuda vacations, Breyer's ice cream, Hohner Harmonicas, Wilbur Buds chocolates (which look suspiciciosly like Hershey Kisses), Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy, Ocean City, N.J. and more. Well preserved with minor wear to edges and occasional smudge marks to margins. 32 pages. STA/040820. Very Good.
Philadelphia: M. Carey, Jan. 9, 1815. Hardcover. This edition was published just two months after the first. Carey describes it as amplified, methodised and improved over the first edition. The book appeared during a "convulsed period of history" as an effort to create unity between the two American parties against the British during the War of 1812. Bound in orginal paper boards, badly browned and faded, with spine missing. Front and rear boards loose but holding. Some signatures are cracked but the text block is holding firm. Pages are browned and foxed throughout but legible and readable. Dampstaining to rear end pages. A decent copy of this important historical work. 336 pages. AMHIST/033010. Very Good.
Circolo della cultura e delle arti, Trieste, 1962. Paperback. Number 47 of 500 copies. Thin white paper wrappers with red and black title to front panel. Mnor wear to edges of wrappers. Slight discoloration to bottom of front wrapper, else clean. Frontispiece illustration. 39 pages. ITA/041019. Fine.
Chicago: Curt Teich & Co., 1942. Paperback. A book of views of Washington, D.C. Oblong. Dark blue side-stapled paper wrappers with red title and illustration of the capitol building to front wrapper. Minor wear to edges. Clean and bright. Filled with black and white photos of architecture in DC. STA/032321. Very Good.
1939. Hardcover. Black oblong leatherette covers titled "photographs" in gilt and stab bound with black string. Includes black and white photographs from a vacation in 1939 of natural bridges, Smoky Mountain views from TN, pelicans and alligators in St. Petersburg, FL, aquatic gardens (Rainbow Springs, FL) pictures taken through the bottom of a glass bottom boat, Tarpon Spring, FL, the campus of the University of Tampa, St. Augustine, FL, Dayton Beach, and "Cotton Pickers". The next images are dated 1946, then back to 1941 - Niagra Falls and Eaglesmere, PA. Several pages of family photos are included included a few dated 1948 and captioned "the last time Aunt Carrie visited us." The next few pages dated September 1948 showcase Sherwood or "Sherry" - a little white and grey tuxedo kitten. Family photos from Ocean City, MD dated August 1957 follow. Then a few pages showing the growth of "Betty Ann Rice" from 1940 - 1949. Then more vacation pictures - Chateau Frontenac dated 1939, Ausable Chasm, NY, Quebec and views of the St. Lawrence River, then yellowed images of Yellowstone National Park dated 1953, followed by some stunning images of the Badlands. Next is Mark Twain's home in Hannibal, MO - then the Grand Teton Mountains followed by Lincoln's home in Springfield, IL, Salt Lake City and Utah's Copper Mine. Then more family dated 1953 "Mom's 72nd birthday." The rest of the album is blank. Includes over 150 photographs with a few photographic postcards mounted as well. All destinations are captioned with some additional notes for a few. A fun collection of vacation memories from the 1940s including lots of nice nature / landscape shots. PHOTO/040820. Very Good.
Buffalo and Rochester, NY: The Karl C. Franklin Paper Co., n.d. Softcover. A scarce piece of paper ephemera that is likely from the 1920s. This booklet advertises papers made by the District of Columbia Manufacturing Company for the Karl C. Franklin Paper Company. Both The Karl C. Franklin Company in New York and the District of Columbia Paper Manufacturing Company were active from the early twentieth century. The DC company was well known for their fine papers, producing their own papers in their mill in Washington DC. Their 1924 publication, Designs & Typography for Cover Paper, features samples created by esteemed designers, demonstrating how the company's paper could be used for advertising, taking into consideration color, size, paper weight and other features, such as deckling. This paper sample book demonstrates their quality and many of the papers they produced. This booklet was issued by the Karl C. Franklin Company to advertise available papers to their customers. The Franklin Company became the Franklin-Cowan Paper Company in the 1930s and is still in business today.The papers include antique heavyweight, antique and ripple, 65 pound antique, and special finishes. Each paper type came in a variety of colors. The folding sample booklet measures 9 x 18 inches and is folded twice to create three sections to show the paper types. The red outer wrappers are decorated in with an art deco design and contain the relevant printed information. A near fine copy. BOB/081820. Near Fine.
Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1977. Hardcover. Number 139 of 315 copies. This is one of 280 copies number 1-280 that are quarter bound in vellum with paper sides. There were 20 numbered I-XX bound in full vellum and 15 hors commerce. This edition of the Psalms is reprinted from the Book of Common Prayer. It is the translation most familiar to the English reader, and generally accepted as superior even to that of the King James Bible of seventy years later. It is the work of Miles Coverdale taken from his revision of the Great Bible of 1539 (preface). This beautiful book was designed by Sebastian Carter and printed by him at the Rampant Lions Press on Barcham Green's J. Green mould-made paper. The type used is the original roman designed by Eric Gill for the Golden Cockerel Press, first used in their Four Gospels in 1931. Bound in quarter vellum with handsome patterned paper covers designed by Sebastian Carter. Gilt titling to spine. In fine condition. Large octavo. 151 pages plus colophon. PRIVATEPRESS/102621. Fine.
New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons, 1870. Hardcover. Includes articles on the arctic aurora, travelling in the arctic in winter, dogs (two chapters), the fox, yachting, Peking, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Brontes and their home, bees, cannibals in Fiji (a three part series), a fold-out illustration of an elevated railway running along Broadway in Manhattan, and much more. Bound in three quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to leather, edges of boards, boards, and corners. Chipping to paper on front cover. Marbled endpapers. Occasional smudge marks and occasional spots of foxing, but clean overall. 568 pages. PER/061918. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons, 1870. Hardcover. Includes articles on birds of the north, cuba, dreaming, insect life in winter, death, Madrid, Madame Roland, the New South, Quaker quirks, "Women's Right" (a novel by Mary Clemmer Ames), and much more. Bound in three quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to leather, edges of boards, boards, and corners. Marbled endpapers. Occasional smudge marks and occasional spots of foxing, but clean overall. 736 pages. PER/061918. Very Good.
New York: Miller and Company, 1857. Hardcover. Includes a five page article titled "About Dogs," which is a musing about dogs and their history. Within the article, there is long ballad about a favorite hound of Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, son-in-law of King John. It concludes by asking readers to send their "very nice terrier - English, Scotch, or Skye - to Putnam, for his very sincere friend and humble servant." Also includes a review of Elizabeth Browning's poem "Aurora Leigh"; a biography about a deceased Virginia slave submitted by his owner; chapters from John William de Forest's novel "Witching Times"; a collection of letters about college life in the 1750s including notes on the costs of living, clothing, and school supplies; a humorous illustrated article about the tails of animals and tails on clothing; book reviews, editorials, news stories, and more. Bound in three quarter red leather with black cloth boards. Gilt title and raised bands to spine. There is a two inch closed tear to the leather on the rear hinge. Rubbing and wear to hinges and edges of boards. Previous owner's signature in pencil to front endpaper. Foxing to early and late pages of the interior. Short closed tears to edges of several pages. 668 pages. PER/060518. Very Good.
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.
Paris: Chez Poinçot, 1789. Hardcover. A collection of 44 beautiful handcolored botanical plates of which 38 are of various flowers and 6 comprise a visual dictionary of botanical terms. Each plate is accompanied by a page of text describing the plant and its qualities. The plates are in near fine condition but unfortunately the leather binding is not. It is chipped, scuffed, and bumped, and the top half of the spine is missing. The front board is almost detached although the text block is firm. Endpapers have spotting and the title page has browning to edges. Small octavo. Unpaginated. NATURE/072021.