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Washington DC: DC History Center, 2020. Special issue. Meeting the Moment: Commentary on 2020 “Meeting the Moment” came together in the summer of 2020 as a response to the global pandemic and ongoing Black Lives Matter protests. Washington History challenged DC historians to look back into their research and ask: what could DC’s past tell us about how we arrived at this moment? What are this moment’s implications for our next steps as a community? These essays probe the old structures and experiences, dating back to the District’s founding, that shape our present.
Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 1982. Quarto; VG-/G+; green spine, white lettering; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, closed tears on head edges, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges; boards bowed, some edgewear, minor rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, light damp staining in interior; text block has some very light damp staining; 200pp; shelved China.
London: Oxford University Press, 1968. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; bound in seafoam green cloth, gilt lettering; boards strong, general shelfwear, general edgewear, general light soiling, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges; text block age toned, foxing on exterior edeges; xvi, 202pp; shelved Poetry.
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New York: Grolier Club, 2004. Limited First Edition. thin softcover 8vo., 54 pp., VG; blue and yellow striped matte paper wrapper, no lettering to spine; white title block with black lettering and motif to front cover; mild rubbing to covers of wrapper, small tear with slight superficial material loss to back cover; mild rubbing to edges of wrapper, including head and tail of spine, predominately bottom edge; very mild shelfwear to text-block; interior clean; pub. 2004, limited printing of 1,500 copies stated to copyright page; contains four (4) black and white plates; catalogue of Woolf's works published by Hogarth Press, the publishing house owned by Virginia and her husband Leonard; shelved Case 0.
Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1969. Reprint Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; beige spine, dark orange and purple lettering; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, open and closed tears on head edges, closed tear on front hinge, rubbing on fore corners and spine head edge, chipping on spine tail edge, minor soiling and foxing on front, soiling on rear, damp staining on spine, spine sun toned, sticker on front interior flap; boards bowed, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, foxing in front and rear interiors, stamps on front end paper; text block age toned, foxing on exterior fore and tail edges; lxxxii, 309pp; shelved Poetry.
Chicago: The Canterbury Press, 1929. Octavo; 114 pages; G/Poor; Dustjacket protected by mylar cover, large portions of spine missing, open tears along head and tail edge of front cover, large open tear along tail edge and corner of rear cover, open tears at corners of both covers, open tears along fore edge of both covers, moderate edgewear and shelfwear; Boards strong, some edgewear and shelfwear, bumping to corners; Textblock has age toning, faint writing in pencil on front endpaper and rear pastedown;.
New York: Grove Press, 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 271 pages; VG/VG-; spine is white with black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price cut, has chipping at the top and bottom of the spine and on the fore edge corners, has moderate discoloration throughout, has several small closed tears along the top edge; binding has minor fraying at the top and bottom of the spine; pages have a small blotch on the fore edge; shelved Theatre Bio.
New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc., 1975. First edition. Octavo, 339pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG- condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Moderate edge-wear to dust jacket, including light chipping and rubbing. No markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Shelve: HARDCOVER FICTION Spine is dark blue with white text.
Leipzig: In Aedibus B.G. Teubneri, 1907. 12mo; G+; hardcover; brown spine; boards strong, general shelfwear, general edgewear, name of text written on spine in black ink, damp staining and other soiling on front, minor soiling on rear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, former owner's name written on front pastedown, penciled text on front end paper, some separation from text block visible in rear interior; text block age toned, occasional penciling; written in Greek; 62pp.
Garden city, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 205 pages; VG/VG-; black spine with white and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected by a mylar covering; price uncut "$14.95"; some shelf wear and chipping to the edges of the dust jacket, pages clean; signed, dated and inscribed by John Toland on the ffep; shelved in WWII.
New York: Bluejay Books Inc., 1984. Limited edition, #353/750. Octavo, 230 pages; VG/VG-; spine white with light blue lettering; price unclipped '$40.00'; book kept in a red, cloth wrapped cardboard slipcase; some wear to the slipcase including, sun damage on the edge and a small stain on the top; some wear to the dust jacket, including a chip at the head of the spine, bumped corner at the top of the rear, bent corner on the inner front flap, and a yellow bookstore sticker on the rear inner flap of the dust jacket; clean interior; author's signature on the limitation page, #353/750; shelved under front counter or HC Sci/Fi.
Chicago: Children's Press, Inc., 1947. First Edition. 8vo., unpaginated; VG/VG; spine brown with tan lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; mild wear to dust jacket, primarily to corners; spine has some rubbing and creases impacting the lettering; INSCRIBED on title page by Catherine Cate Coblentz; scarce signed; shelved Alcove 2.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2001. First Edition. Quarto; 359 pages; G+/G+; Red spine with White text; Dustjacket has minor edgewear, small closed tear along head edge of rear cover; Boards have color fading along head edge of both covers, bumping to top corner of both covers; Textblock has ink transfer on some pages opposite full page photos; Shelved in Latin American Art.
Inscribed to Mrs "Schelhasse" and signed by Katherine Cornell on the cover, and signed again on the inside (3rd signature is a facsimile, see photo for details) This 12X9" souvenir book contains 15 photos of Cornell, 13 of them in character, made from about 1931-1942. Some of these roles were in shows that never played on Broadway. The overall condition of the book is Very Good, with a couple of light scuffs and some foxing to the front cover. All of the writing on the book is Miss Cornell's. Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Minna Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s. See our catalog for more items from the Schellhase collection.
New York: Notable Trials Library, 1998. special edition. octavo in 1/4 leather. VG+. 5 raised bands on spine. Gilt text and design on spine and boards. Marbled endpapers. Edge of textblock is gilt. Comes with silk place-holding ribbon. 443pp. Shelve in Law section. Spine is brown leather with gilt text.
Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1836. Octavo; G/no-DJ; 3/4 bound brown leather spine with gilt text to spine; marbled boards, raised bands to spine; odd volume, vol. XII, part 3; full title: Register of Debates in Congress, comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the First Session of the Twenty-Fourth Congress: Together with an Appendix, containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and the Laws Public Nature, Enacted During the Session: with a copious index to the whole; boards show slight wear to exterior, some slight wear to edges; strong boards; marbled text blocks shows slight age toning to exterior edges, green pastedowns and endpapers; staining throughout text pages, mostly first few pages; shelved above World War II.
Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1836. Octavo; G/no-DJ; 3/4 bound brown leather spine with gilt text to spine; marbled boards, raised bands to spine; odd volume, vol. XII, part 4; full title: Register of Debates in Congress, comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the First Session of the Twenty-Fourth Congress: Together with an Appendix, containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and the Laws Public Nature, Enacted During the Session: with a copious index to the whole; boards show slight wear to exterior, some slight wear to edges; strong boards; marbled text blocks shows slight age toning to exterior edges, green pastedowns and endpapers; staining throughout text pages, mostly first few pages; shelved above World War II.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1978. Limited Edition, Copy 1196/1600. Octavo, 152 pages; VG; spine dark green leather with gilt lettering; quarter binding of dark green leather, covers in brown cloth; in VG- gray slipcase; mild fading to slipcase; in original VG glassine wrappers; mild shelf wear; contains full color frontispiece, black and white illustrations; pages clean; Limited Editions Club newsletter free within; signed flat at colophon by Stahl; shelved Limited Editions Club.
Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1902. Fifth Remodelled Edition. 12mo., 408 pages.; VG; flexible red clothboards with gilt text on front and spine, lettering faded on spine; text block marbled; mild wear to hinges and extremities; 23 maps, 66 plans, 59 vignettes; attached ribbon bookmark; embossed stamp to frontispiece map, title page; shelved front case.
New York: Harry N Abrams, 1973. Folio; 279 pages; G+/G; White spine with Black text; Dust jacket has open tear along tail edge of spine, open tear at bottom corner of front cover, open tear along fore edge; Boards have minor wear to edges; Textblock has faint brown mark on half title page, ink transfer on pages opposite some images; Shelved in Art by Artist.
New York: Argus Books, Inc., 1947. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; grey spine, black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, light chipping to head and tail of spine, large closed tear on back of jacket, price unclipped; boards are strong, bumping to the head and tail of spine; text-block age toned, otherwise clean; interior pages age toned, otherwise clean; pp. 341; Front Counter, Dupont.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First Edition. Octavo, 524 pages; VG/VG-; spine is beige with red and black lettering; scarce dust jacket is in a mylar covering, had moderate shelf wear, with heavy chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, has sever small closed tears along the op and bottom edges, has chipping on the fore edge corners, has two small open tears on the spine; binding has minor shelf wear, with fraying and bumping on the fore edge corners and at the top and bottom of the spine; pages have minor age toning; shelved China.
Chicago: The Goldsmith Publishing Company, 1937. First Edition. Octavo; VG/Fair; yellow illustrated spine with black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, rubbing, significant edgewear, several tears that have been fixed with tape; boards are clean, bumping at spine head and tail, spine shaken; textblock has peeling at pastedowns along hinges, age toning, otherwise clean; pp 247; Front Counter.