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Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888. Hardcover. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of boards. A few spots of foxing to early and late pages, else clean and bright. Illustrated. Size: Quarto. 113 pages. AME/051618. Very Good.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1960. Hardcover. Very good in orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Some markings to margins but mostly in pencil and a few spots of pencil underlinging. Else is pristine. Orange dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Fading to spine panel and minor rubbing to rear panel of dust jacket. 276 pp. American Biographical History. BIO1/3282. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: T.H. Morrell, 1866-1867. One of 60 copies of the quarto edition. According to penciled notes on the free front endpaper of Volume I, this was the publisher's own copy, with occasional annotations throughout by the author. There are also two letters tipped in from the author to the publisher at page 100 of Volume I. This is a monumental history of New York City theatre by Joseph Ireland (1817-1898). Joseph Norton Ireland, one of the major early historians of the American theater, entered his father's business after graduating from high school in his native New York. Leaving the company in 1855 and retiring to Bridgeport, Connecticut, Ireland devoted the rest of his life to studying and writing about the stage. His history is organized chronologically by theatre season and then by theatre. It compiles a prodigious amount of information about every performance at the major New York theatres, its dates and its cast. He writes about how well the performances and the actors and actresses were received. In addition, Ireland offers detailed personal and professional information about the performers and other important theatrical figures of the time. His comments are entertaining as well as enlightening. He also provides interesting details about the exterior and interior appearance of the important theatres of the time. Ireland's occasional annotations to the text in Morrell's copies appear to be to update information about various performers for later editions of the book. Many are about the deaths of actors that occurred after the book was published. Others offer a more detailed biography, news of a marital separation, or a date correction. Bound by Oldach & Co. in brown leather with spine with raised bands and gilt titling. Leather in corners and along spine is somewhat rubbed and scuffed, particularly on Volume II. Because of the volumes' size, the hinges are weak or partly cracked and have been reinforced with tape along the newer pastedowns and first free endpapers. Interior pages are clean and bright with slightest aging to margins. Overall in very good condition. Volume I: 663 pages; Volume II: 746 pages including index and list of subscribers. Measures 9.5 x 12 x 3 inches. DRAMA/110421.
Providence: George H. Whitney, 1854. Paperback. Good+ in off-white paper wrappers. Appears to have once been bound as a book but boards and spine are no longer present. Binding is loose. Tear to top corner of front wrapper/frontispiece. Minor foxing to pages 87-134. Else is clean and bright. 134 pages. AME1310011. Good +.
Chicago: National Dairy Council, 1960. Paperback. Very good in brown paper illustrated folder containing unbound color illustrated plates with corresponding text on the opposite side. Also has a 4 page teacher's supplement explaining how to use the plates to teach children healthful living habits. A unique and interesting title, quite scarce. Light edgewear to folder. Interior is clean and bright. Americana (wraps). AME/4253. Very Good.
Philadelphia: William J. Campbell, 1905. Hardcover. Limited edition, #317 of 500 copies, initialled by publisher. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with paper pastedown label on slightly faded spine. Deckle-edge laid-paper. Frontis with tissue guard + 22 more plates with tissue guards throughout. Wide-margin text, clean, bright interior. Previous owner's inscription to front paste down. 318 pp. American Presidential History. PRES/3043. Very Good.
New York: Public Affairs, . Hardcover. First Edition of this compilation of speeches given by Jordan over the years. Signed by the author and inscribed to Valerie Pinson, a White Houses aide during the Carter years. Bound in original black cloth with black dust jacket with title and author to spine and front cover. Very good plus condition. 238 pages. AMER/031814. Very Good / Very Good.
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, (2008). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY BOTH AUTHORS. Black cloth backed black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to corners of front board. Inscriptions to title page. Else is clean and bright with several photographic illustrations throughout. Black and white illustrated dust jacket with black and red title to front panel and white and red title to spine panel. Slight creasing to spine ends and corners of dust jacket. Index, 352 pages. American History. AME/082312. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1861. Paperback. This is an early edition of the Star Spangled Banner, part of a collection of national songs, the others being Hail Columbia, Yankee Doodle, America, and the Marseilles Hymn. The cover sheet has a lithograph illustration of the crossed flags of the United States and France. In 1861, because of his indignation over the Civil War, a fifth verse was written by Oliver Wendell Holmes. In it he writes of a foe from within that strikes a blow at her glory and down with the traitor that dares to defile the flag. The song did not become America's "Official Song" until 1889, but it was not officially adopted as the nation's anthem until 1931. In good only condition. The pages are separated, tattered at the edges, and has light water stains not affecting the readability. Still a nice copy of this scarce item. MUS/081811. Good.
Westminster: The Newman Press, 1962. Hardcover. 8vo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED from Herb O'Conor, Jr. to Victoria Banknell. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to spine ends and light soiling to boards. Illustrated with clean interior. Index, 580 pages. American Biography. BIO/122305. Very Good.
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. COMMEMORATIVE NUMBERED AND SIGNED FIRST EDITION PRESENTED TO GEOFFREY M. FOOTNER. NUMBER 18. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends and corners. Presentation plate with author's signature pasted to front free end paper. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Slight wear to dust jacket includes light rubbing and a small black stain to bottom edge of front panel. Index, 227 pages. MAR/081619. Near Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1969. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with red title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior with graphs throughout. Red white and blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title to red spine. Minor running and edge wear to jacket. 256 pp. American History. HIS/6062. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
New York: Henry J. Johnson, 1880. Hardcover. SCARCE. 4to. Brown cloth covered flexible boards. Wear to edges. Closed tear to cloth along top half of front hinge where board is partially detached Interior hinges are starting. First page is detached but present. First half of book is filled with lovely black and white plates with intact tissue guards. The second half of the book contains samples of the text as well as several ruled pages for the salesman to list subscribers. American History. AME110091. Good +.