Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good green linen backed green laid-paper boards, paper pastedown label to spine. Browning, light staining to boards and spine. Interior is quite clean w/bright text. Deckle-edge pages; tight binding. Bowman was president of the Johns Hopkins University. 185 pages. Baltimore. BALT/7253. Very Good.
[New Jersey]: [1862, 1867]. A handwritten notebook containing a compilation of Columbian College faculty member and president George Whitefield Samson’s theological lectures delivered in October 1862, transcribed by Leonidas Coyle (1840-1906) while he was attending the college. Samson (1819-1896) served as president of Columbian College, later George Washington University, during the critical years of the Civil War. He was also the pastor at DC’s E Street Baptist Church. Samson was a noted author of several books and monographs on theology and spiritualism. It appears that the lectures were compiled into this volume later as Coyle signs and dates the free endpaper in December 1867. He also labels the book with his name and the name Princeton Theological Seminary - probably written in the book when Coyle was a tutor at the Seminary. He became the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeton, New Jersey. He was born in Washington DC and died there at the age of 64 while visiting his sisters. His home in Bridgeton is now a bed and breakfast. The transcribed lectures were first written on the recto side of 6 x 7.5 inch notepaper, then turned over and upside down to continue on the verso. There is also a four-page insert written on 4 x 5 yellow paper. The lectures are written in a fine hand primarily in ink but with a few pages also in pencil. On a few pages a different person has written in large blue pencil the name of the book of the Bible discussed in that lecture. Otherwise the pages are in very good condition save for the free endpapers, which have offsetting in the front and glue stains in the rear including on the title page. There are also a few pencil drawings by Coyle, who was an amateur artist/cartoonist. The book’s binding is not in good condition. The boards are detached and the marbled paper covers are chipped, worn, and bumped; the leather spine is mostly worn away, exposing the signatures. Still an interesting piece of Americana. Unpaginated [86 pages plus 4 page insert]. REL/071117.
Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, (1990). Paperback. 8vo. Light blue and brown illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and black title to blue spine. Minor wear to wrappers include a few creases to edges and one very small closed tear to edge of rear wrapper. Writing in pen to top corner of half title page. Else is clean and bright. 446 pages. EDU/040817. Very Good.
Haverford College. Paperback. Paper Wrappers. Very Good. Thin 4to. Beige wrappers with black title and decorative orange insignia to front panel. Side stapled. Wrappers have separated from pages. Chipping to front edge. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 16 pages. EDU/030504. Very Good.
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1954). Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt emblem to front board and gilt title to spine. Interior is clean and bright with several illustrations. Green and white illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to jacket including a few small closed tears to edges and slight browning to spine. Index, 215 pages. Education. EDU/070709. Near Fine in Very Good + DJ.
London: Collins, 1978. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue paper covered boards with silver title to spine. minor fading to edges. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations. Light blue dust jacket with black title to front panel and to spine. 258 pages. Education. EDU/062509. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
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: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, 1948. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown leather covered boards with gilt title to black title label on spine. Two large chips to head and foot of spine including small portion of title label. Crack to rear hinge. Foxing throughout, though text remains bright. 480 pages. MATH/040918. very Good-.