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Mobile, AL: The Friends of the Spring Hill College Library, 1993. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by the editor, dated 1995. Spring Hill College is a private, Jesuit, liberal arts school in Alabama. It was one of the first colleges to desegregate in the South. Later inscription to bottom of title page indicating that the book was once donated to the Archives of the Society of St. Joseph. Bound in deep purple leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front board. A notecard with an illustration of the school has been taped on the front free endpaper. A seven page pamphlet including a brief history and a map of the college has been taped on the rear free endpaper. 154 pages. EDU/071520. Very Good / Very Good.
Brooklyn, NY: The Albertype Co, 1902. Hardcover. Stab bound with cord in oblong maroon cloth boards with silver title to front cover. Binding remains secure; however, the cloth covered the spine is no longer present. Minor wear and rubbing to edges of boards. Includes photographic illustrations of faculty, football team of 03, academic buildings, special events, and more. Minor browning to edges of pages, but clean and bright overall. Size: 7.25 x 5.25 inches. EDU/122018. Very Good.
London: J. & A. Churchill, 1884. Hardcover. Fifth edition of this popular parenting guide. Bound in three quarter black leather with black cloth boards. Red title label to spine. Slight scuffing to cloth and small nick in upper right leather corner. Interior pages bright and clean. Very good condition. 4 x 6.5 inches. 256 pages. EDU/022421. 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.
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-.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926. Hardcover. 8vo. RARE. Navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to front board. Bookplate of bookseller, George Talbot Goodspeed to front pastedown. Clean, bright interior with tight binding. Minor wear to spine ends and edges. 58 pages. EDU/083106. Very Good Plus.
London: T. Cadell, 1793. Hardcover. Second edition. Includes a Prefatory Address to the Ladies, etc. of Great Britain, in Behalf of the French Emigrant Clergy. Remarks about a famous speech made during the French Revolution about establishing public schools for children. The speech also criticises the clergy and their influence, which is the main subject that these remarks (from clergymen) address. Very good in modern black cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. Occasional spots of foxing to interior but text remains bright. Size: thin octavo. xv plus 48 pages. REL 1/1060. 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.