Southampton, NY: John H. Hunt, 1915. Paperback. Uncommon. Includes a history of the town (included here as a dramatized pagaent, which was performed during the celebration), an address, which includes multiple important events in the town's history, memorial notices, brief descriptions of events taking place during the celebration, tipped in illustrations, and more. Bound in white side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor soiling to front wrapper with minor edgewear, but clean interior. No spine panel. 90 pages plus memorial notices and multiple full page illustrations. AMSTA/122719. Very Good.
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Pensacola FL: Office of the Chancellor, 2000. Softcover. Scarce. Comprehensive directory for this diocese of 18 northwest Florida counties. It provides the history of the diocese, an organizational chart, administration, and information on the parishes, priests, deacons, and more. Spiral bound cream paper soft cover with title and seal in green. Acquisition information written in ink otherwise very good. 187 pages. REL/07/08/16. 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.
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.
D.C. and VA: n.p., 1894-1923. Hardcover. A unique bound ledger containing the business records of the Allegheny Company, primarily based in Rosslyn, VA, from its incorporation in 1894 until its agreement to be bought by the Griffith Coal Company in 1923. The documents include the Charter, the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Stockholder and Director meeting minutes. The documents were handwritten from 1894-1908, after which they were separately typewritten and affixed to the ledger pages. The bound volume has a label on the front cover from the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia,Office of the Auditor, indicating that the ledger was filed as an exhibit in 1923. The ledger is bound in black three quarter leather. Minor rubbing and bumping to exterior. The front hinge is loose and the rear hinge is repaired by tape. Contents are very good. An interesting piece of U.S. corporate history. 151 pages, 127 of which have been used. BUS/051713. Very Good.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1982. Hardcover. One of 650 copies but also a unique copy with a commissioned custom binding by Constance K. Wozny, a well known hand bookbinder whose studio is in Eastwood, Kentucky. She studied with several prominent hand bookbinders and is a member of the Guild of Bookworkers and the Hand Bookbinders of California. Signed and dated (2011) by her on colophon. Laid in is a holograph note in pencil: " Of all the bindings I did - this is one of my favorites thank you Connie." This beautiful binding is in full-grain Indian red goat leather, with titles stamped in black on front cover, and a wraparound flower pot design composed of decorative onlays in orange, yellow, and ochre calf. The leather covers wrap around and serve as the front and rear pastedowns. Red paper free front and rear endpapers. The top edges are speckled red and brown. Housed in an orange custom clamshell box designed by the binder with title and author blindstamped on spine. Book and box in fine condition. Juan Bautista Alvarado (1809 - 1882), a Californian, led a coup to seize Monterey and declared himself governor. He declared independence for California, but ultimately was persuaded to rejoin Mexico and served as Governor of Las Californias from 1837 - 1842. This book includes a biographical introduction to Alvarado's life; and a translation of his autobiography and his account of events in California prior to Don Luis Antonio Arguello's governorship. 38 pages plus three page bibliography. PRI/041619. Fine.
Hardcover. Brown cloth backed brown paper covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor rubbing to boards as well as minor soiling. Light damp staining to front board. Interior is clean and bright with several photographic illustrations tipped in. Untrimmed edges to pages. 97 pages. New York. NY/022211. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. Hardcover. Ex Libris. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Library number in white to food of spine. Minor bumping and chipping to spine ends and slight soiling to rear board. Book plate to front paste down as well as previous owner's signature to front free end page. Minor browning to end pages. Rear hinge is cracked. Line of black marker to top corner of title page. Else is clean and bright. Many un-opened pages. 312 pages. VA/012412. Good +.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1919. Hardcover. 8vo. Revised in accordance with provisions of the new charter. Mustard yellow cloth boards with brown title to spine and front board. Fading to title on spine. Minor wear to edges/spine ends. Bump to rear board. Signed by previous owner on ffep. A few pencil marks, but overall interior is very clean. Illustrated. 376 pp. PA/081105. Very Good.
New York: Privately Printed, 1947. Hardcover. Presentation copy from the author to Dorothy Moyer. First Edition. A famliy history about Hibernia Florida. Very good in original turquoise paper covered boards with blue title to front cover. There is a large chip to the head of the spine and minor wear to the corners and edges of the boards. Clean and bright interior with several photographic illustrations. Nicely printed. 144 pages. AMSTATE/042011. Very Good.
Rockford, IL: by the author, 1902. Hardcover. Illustrated. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine, which reads "The Rescue of Kansas from Slavery with False Claims Corrected." Minor sunning to spine and edges of boards. Slight bumping to corners. Inscription across title page "Alonzo J. Tullock compliments of an old friend, M.L.B." and beneath "From one of my oldest and very best friends I prize this book highly. A.J. Tullock. March 14, 1903." Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Small closed tear to bottom of title page and small open tear to facing tissue guard. Last 60 pages of second title appear to be printed on a different paper stock and are browned. A few dog eared pages. Occasional spots of smudges and foxing, but clean overall. 204 pages / 160 pages. AMER/022019. Very Good.
New York: Valentine's Manual Inc., 1926. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with gilt title and device to front board. Gilt device is bright, but border is faded. Spine cloth and gilt are faded. Wear to spine ends and corners. Interior is clean with color frontis, tissue guard, and many B&W plates. 388 pp. New York. American State History. NY/31235. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1869. Hardcover. Ross J. Browne (1821 - 1875) wrote this American West travelogue during the end of the Civil War. He discusses rattlesnakes, deserts, scorpions, robbery, Apache encounters, starvation, the dangers of his travels, and much more. Bound in later blue buckram with gilt title to spine, which reads "The Apache Country." Small dampstain to bottom corners in margins only of most pages. Smudge marks / minor soiling to many pages, mostly in margins. Illustrated with numerous engravings. 535 pages plus 4 pages of ads. STA/011421 American Regional History. Very Good.
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1942. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in navy cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends and minor rubbing to boards and spine. Interior is clean and bright. 368 pages with index. STATE HISTORY. PEN108280. Very Good.
Washington, D.C. The United States Capitol Historical Society, 1976. Paperback. Very good in original thick stock gray illustrated wrappers. Interior is tightly bound; illustrated w/80 b/w plates. Mostly clean pages, though a few have pencil checkmarks. Also previous owner's name to title page. 96 pp. American State History. WASHDC/11143. Very Good + in Wraps.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1986). Hardcover. Presentation copy SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Blue paper backed yellow cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Inscription on front free end page reads " To George, Hope you like this book. I look forward to meeting you. Jerome Charyn." Else is clean and bright. White illustrated dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. One small closed teat to bottom edge of front panel of dust jacket. Index, 304 pages. NY/061611. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.