New York: The Republican Club of the City of New York, 1909. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Tan spine with black text on an off-white block; Number 59 of 500 hundred limited edition copies; Boards have heavily rubbed exterior edges and corners, sunned spine, however panels are sturdy; Text block has darkened slightly with age and has deckled fore edge, slight shadow toning inside pastedowns & on end papers, but generally clean with tight binding; pp 358. Privately printed for the Republican Club of the City of New York.
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1898-1924. Contains the following 16 items in 3 categories: 1) American Negro Academy, Group of 14 "Occasional Papers" ; Washington, D.C. Group of 14 issues of this landmark African American intellectual publication, beginning with Occasional Papers No. 3 in 1898; the latest journal is No. 22 (1924). Various paginations; small 8tos, original wrappers. Condition varies; many are fragile, particularly the earliest issues, but handleable.Textblocks all appear complete. No journal is missing its front cover, i.e., all are present; however, some (Nos. 3, 4, 7 and 9) are separated and others severely chipped. The 4 issues with the loose front wrappers also are lacking a (blank) bottom wrapper. Conversely, a couple issues-- namely No. 15, No. 16 and No. 17-- are Very Good+ to Near Fine. Founded in Washington D.C by 78-year-old Reverend Alexander Crummell, the American Negro Academy was an organization of black intellectuals dedicated to the promotion of higher education, the arts, and science for African Americans as part of the overall struggle for racial equality. This group of their Occasional Papers includes: #3 Alexander Crummell's 1898 paper "Civilization the Primal Need of a Race;" #4 A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE NEGRO PROBLEM (Cook, 1898), #5 "How the Black St. Domingo Legion Saved the Patriot Army in the Siege of Savannah, 1779" (Steward, 1899),#6 "The Disfranchisement of the Negro" (Love, 1899), #7 "Right on the Scaffold, or The Martyrs of 1822 (Grimke, 1901); #9 "The Early Negro Convention Movement" (Cromwell, 1904), #11 "The Negro and the Elective Franchise" (Grimke, Cook, Hope, et al., 1905); #14 "Charles Sumner Centenary," a historical address by Grimke (1911); #15 "Peonage" (Hershaw, 1915); #16 "The Ballotless Victim of One-Party Governments", 1913 Annual Address (Grimke); #17 "The Ultimate Criminal," 1915 Annual Address (Grimke); "Papers of the American Negro Academy" series of six essays by various authors , #21 "The Shame of America, or, The Negro's Case Against the Republic" (Grimke, 1924); and #22 "The Challenge of the Disfranchised: A Plea for the Enforcement of the 15th Amendment" (Cromwell, 1924). 2) The Atlanta Riot: A Discourse by the Rev. Francis J. Grimke, Pastor of the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church, October 7, 1906 Grimke, Rev. Francis J. [s.l.]: Published by Request, 1906. 1st ed. Paperback. 14p. Softcover in original wrapper. 23cm. Poor; with loose front cover, heavily chipped, with back cover absent; textblock is complete and still stapled, though with some closed tears at spine. No markings. Very hard to find. 3) Paul Cuffe Sherwood, Henry N. Washington, D.C.: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1923. (Reprinted from the Journal of Negro History, VIII, No. 2, April 1923). 77p. Softcover in original wrapper. 25cm. Good. Despite some damage, these exceedingly scarce pamphlets represent the work of some of the greatest African American scholars of any era.; shelved case 1 or window.
1816. First Edition. Octavo, 104 pages; VG; bound in modern marbled paper wraps; mild aging to pages; boldly signed R. Rush on cover, from his own library. Great American Statesman, Author, Editor, and Patriot who played a ket role with John Quincy Adams and Jmes Monroe in proclaiming the Monroe Doctrine. Was U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, and Agent to secure the Smithson Bequest to establish the Smithsonian Institute. Richard Rush was thr son of Dr. Benjamin Rush, Founding Father and Surgeon General for the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Excellent magazine content includes a poem about the Wasp and letters that are signed in type print by Commodore William Bainbridge. Shelved case 1.
London: R. Francklin, 1739. 12mo; pp 252; Fair; brown spine with gilt text; no jacket; full leather binding has some rubbing to exterior; raised bands to spine; gilt borders to front and rear; some chipping to edges; slight defect to joints; text block has age toned exterior edges; frontispiece; cracking to gutters; text pages show slight toning;.
London: Argonaut Press, 1930. Limited edition. Octavo; Limited edition, 183/250; Good condition hardcover; Spine yellow with soiled white label and red print; Boards in yellow cloth, worn corners and spine caps, stains, smudging, shelfwear; Text block has gilt top edge, deckled-edge, clean text; Signed in ink on the title page verso by the editor; Signed in ink on page xviii by author of introductory essay, J.C. Squire; xviii, 325 pages. This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz, 1868-1880. 18mo; 5 volumes; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spines, brown with gold print; Boards quarter bound with brown leather to spines and corners, marbled paper to boards, wear to corners and spine caps, shelfwear to paper, light scuffing to leather; Textblocks have red-speckled edges, owner label on front pastedown, stains from leather edges on endpapers; CONTENTS [note: series "No." taken from Complete catalogue of the Tauchnitz Edition of British and American authors, Leipzig, 1905): Friends in Council : a series of readings and discourse thereon : in two volumes. Vol. I [No. 1303] / Sir Arthur Helps. (1873; cracked front hinge, foxing throughout; 263 pages) — A Cruise Upon Wheels : the chronicle of some autumn wanderings among the deserted post-roads of France : in two volumes. Vol. II [No. 1447] / Charles Allston Collins. (1874; surface tear to paper on rear; foxing to endpapers, age-toning to paper; 288 pages) — Two French Marriages : in two volumes. Vol. I (Collection of British Authors, vol. 991) [No. 991] / Mrs. C. Jenkin. (1868; penciled name on front flyleaf, foxing throughout; 299 pages) — A Poetry-Book of Songs and Sonnets, Odes and Idylls. Second Series, From the End of the Eighteenth Century to the Present Time [No. 1751] / Amelia B. Edwards [editor] (1878; foxing to endpapers, age-toning to paper; “A Poetry Book II”— spine; x, 334 pages) — Mrs. Denys of Cote : in two volumes. Vol. II [No. 1904] / Holme Lee (1880; foxing to endpapers, age-toning to paper; 296 pages).
London: Harmsworth Bros. 1899. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with black print; Boards in green cloth with black print, wear to corners and spine caps, light shelfwear; Text block has speckled edges, cracked hinges, spine break at p. 342, tanning to endpapers, penciled notation on front pastedown; viii, 672 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1873. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown leather with gold print, raised bands; Boards half bound with leather to spine and corners and marbled paper to boards, wear to spine caps, corners, hinges, leather faded on spine, small tears to paper at front bottom edge; Text block has speckled edges, cracked hinges, tanning to edges of endpapers, slight amount of foxing within; viii, 952 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Wein: Verlag von Sigmund Bensinger, n. d. Octavo; pp 378; VG-/no-DJ; dark rust spine with gilt text; cloth has elaborate gilt and black tooled scrollwork and borders to spine and front; gilt embossed illustration to center front; minor wear to edges; strong boards; text block has age toned edges, marbled endpapers, slighted faded; profusely illustrated; text pages are clean; German text.
Boston: William Simonds and Company, 1848. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, corners worn and exposed, tattering to spine head, worn edges, shelfwear; Text block has gilt edges, tanning/foxing to endpapers and interior, contents page for Jan.-July 1849 is inserted; July-Dec., 1848 (iv, 308 pages), Jan.-July 1849 (312 pages), illustrated.
Philadelphia: Robert DeSilver, 1819. 18mo; G-/no-DJ; Brown spine with gold text on a burgundy panel; Volume 4, this volume only; Boards have heavily rubbed exterior and corners, most notably on spine, otherwise panels are still intact; Text block has darkened slightly due to age with shadow toning on pastedowns and first & last end paper and slight foxing & tears on some pages, otherwise pages are fully bound with some writing on end papers; pp 262.
New York: Pickwick Publishers, 1929. Octavo; vg/none; gray leatherette spine and boards with gilt titles; endpapers, burgundy; all edges, red marbling; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 1136 pp.; frontispiece for each chapter; Rousseau; Cellini; De Quincey; Pompadour; Franklin; and St. Augustine; binding shaken; else very good.
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1976. Reprinted. Large Octavo; VG-; red spines with black text; no jacket; 14 volumes: v. 1, Ancient Art: Pre-Greek and Greek Architecture, pp 304 [ISBN 0824024117]; v. 2, Ancient Art: Pre-Greek and Greek Art, pp 290 ; v. 3, Ancient Art: Roman Art and Architecture, pp 279, ; v. 4, Medieval Architecture, pp 268 ; v. 5, Medieval Art, pp 223 [082402415x]; v. 6, Fifteenth Century Art and Architecture, pp 286 ; v. 7, Sixteenth Century Art and Architecture, pp 297 ; v. 8, Seventeenth Century Art in Italy, France, and Spain, pp 282 ; v. 9, Seventeenth Century Art in Flanders and Holland, pp 291 ; v. 10, Rococo to Romanticism: Art and Architecture, 1700-1850, pp 302 ; v. 11, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture, pp 216 ; v. 12, Painting from 1850 to the Present, pp 219 ; v. 13, Islamic Art and Architecture, pp 372 ; v. 14, Chinese Art, pp 198 ; cloths have quite mild to exteriors; strong boards; text blocks only show light wear to exterior edges; previous owner's name lightly in pencil to ffeps; interiors clean; profusely illustrated; arts - History; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979. Octavo; VG/VG; orange spine, brown lettering; dust jacket stuck to boards, general shelfwear, minor edgewear, light general soiling, open tear along rear head edge, minor rubbing on fore corners, ex-library sticker on spine, spine sun toned, protected by plastic; boards strong, very minor edgewear, minor rubbing on spine edges, ex-library inserts stuck to front end paper; text block very slightly age toned, ex-library stamps and penned text on copyright page, occasional penciling, soiling on exterior edges; xi, 283pp.
London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1905. 1905 Reprint. 16mo; xi, 310 pg; VG; bound in 3/4 dark blue leather on blue cloth; gilt lettering on the spine; gilt seal on front cover; gilt seams between the leather and cloth; top edge of text block gilt; boards have mild wear including some rubbing to the joints as well as the corners; cloth is beginning to lift on the top and bottom of the rear board; browning to the textblock; shelve front case.
Menlo Park: A Farallon Book, Pacific Coast Publishers, 1969. Octavo; G+/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with red and black print; DJ has small tears to all edges, mild soiling, shelfwear; Boards in grey cloth with gold print, slight bump to bottom front corner, else clean and strong; Text block has penciled doodles on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; 139 pages.
Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood and Sons; Thomas Cadell, 1840. Octavo; pp 572; Fair; 1/4 bound brownish blue spine with black text to paper label; no jacket; volume 1 only; rear panel shows some peeling to exterior; sun darkened spine; heavy wear to edges and corners; sturdy boards; text block shows age darkened exterior edges; deckled edges; interior unmarked; some wear to gutter;.
Newark; London: University of Delaware Press; Associated University Presses, 1995. Octavo; pp 319; VG-/G; white spine with blue and black text; dust jacket shows mild rubbing to exterior; slight wear to edges; cloth has lightly sun faded exterior; sturdy boards; text block has mild shelf wear to exterior edges; light pencil; illustrated;.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1967. First U.S. Edition. Octavo; pp 224; VG-/G; yellow/gray spine with gilt text; dust jacket shows slight wear to exterior; mild edge wear; lightly toned flaps; cloth has little wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; previous owner's bookplate to ffep; illustrated.
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1998. First Edition [SIGNED]. Octavo; VG/VG-; DJ, Mostly white text on black spine; chipping along top edge; HB, yellow text on black spine; boards, strong, clean; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; SIGNED by author to previous owner on title page; 300pp.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1854. Thick octavo; pp 442; Fair/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; cloth shows rubbing to exterior; fraying wear to corners; heavily rubbed edges; text block has age toned exterior edges; cracking to front gutter; pencil throughout; frontispiece with tissue guard; offsetting to title page from frontispiece; previous owner's name to verso of frontispiece; age toned exterior edges.
New York: The New American Library of World Literature, Inc., 1965. Octavo; pp 149; G/no-DJ; 1/4 light tan spine with blue text; dark red cloth shows slight soiling to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; light foxing to exterior edges; hairline defect to front gutter; interior clean;.
New York: The New American Library of World Literature, Inc., 1965. Octavo; pp 142; G/no-DJ; 1/4 light tan spine with blue text; dark red cloth shows slight soiling to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; light foxing to exterior edges; hairline defect to front gutter; interior clean;.
New York: Alliance Book Corporation, 1940. First Edition. Large Octavo; VG Hardcover with G+ Dustjacket; Green spine, black and yellow text; DJ wrapped in protective archival covering, shows major ware: large open tears and prominent chipping and rubbing along outer edges and corners, 2-inch closed tear near fore edge of front cover, prominent age toning and sunning; Boards strong, corners soft, foxing on head and tail edges; Text block is age toned, shadowing on end paper and paste downs, foxing on head edge, some pages throughout are dog-eared with foxing on certain corners as well, otherwise clean, pages durable, text and illustration legible and clear, card from previous seller in back; pp 145.
Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant, Libraires, 1762. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, paneled gilt spine with two labels and gilt titling; moderate wear and rubbing to boards, cracking to hinges; text block edges red; marbled endpapers; This set is lacking the scarce third volume; ex-library, with labels to tail of spines, bookplates to front paste-downs, blind-stamp to title-pages, possible other markings; BS consignment; shelved case 3.
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1985. First. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Orange spine with white text; Boards strong with general shelfwear and edgewear, large, dark stain at front cover tail corner, dark stains at back cover tail corner and along top edge of spine, spine dotted with lighter brown stains; Textblock clean, heavy staining along fore and tail edges; pp 334.
Mount Vernon, New York: Peter Beilenson, 1950. Limited Edition, 1050 copies. 12mo; pp 121; G/no-DJ; orange/black spine with orange text; 16 Klee drawings; slipcase has age toning to exterior, mostly toward edges with intact panels; cloth shows moderately sunned exterior, slight wear to edges, strong boards; text block shows slight toning to edges; interior clean; signed, limited copy;.
London: T. Davies, 1767. Quarto; G; hardcover; rebound in green cloth, gilt lettering; boards slightly bowed, general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on bumping on fore corners and spine edges, soiling on front and rear, spine sun toned, some soiling in interiors, pastedowns damp stained, erased penciling on front end paper; text block age toned, separation visible in rear, occasional soiling, occasional damp staining, exterior fore edge damp stained; 395pp.
Hampshire and London: The Macmillan Press Ltd, 1992. First edition. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Black spine with white text; Covers have slightly sunned & lightly rubbed exteriors with minor edge wear & bent rear tail edge, otherwise sturdy and intact panels; sticker on rear cover; Text block shows slight wear due to handling with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 263.
New York: International Universities Press, Inc., 1978. Octavo; pp 562; G/Fair; light blue spines with dark blue text; 2 volumes: vol. 1, General Theory and Perceptual Experience, ISBN 0823612503; Cognition, Language, and Symbolization, ISBN 0823612511; dust jacket shows slight soiling to exteriors; some chips to edges; closed tears to front of vol. 2; cloths have light wear to exterior; strong, intact boards; text blocks have light shelf wear to exterior edges; ex-library plates to front pastedown; interiors clean; Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1954. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Gray fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have shelf wear, age toned spine and edges, minor bumping on corners, rubbing to edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear on edges, previous bookstore's label on front paste down, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 227.
London: J. Debrett, 1802. Fourth Edition. Octavo; pp 360; Fair condition; dark brown spine with gilt text; raised bands to spine; no jacket; front board and endpaper detached at joint, as is; some noticeable rubbing to edges; gilt borders to panels; text block has age toned exterior edges; some pencil marks inside, mostly faint and in margins; previous owner's name to half title page; frontispiece; repair to pp 133, 137; illustrated; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section in a protective plastic sleeve.
Boston: Geroge C. Beckwith, 1845. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Brown fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have shelf wear, rubbing on edges, bumping to corners, small open tears on front, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has foxing on edges and pages, age toned, damp stain from title page to p.6, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 606.
Ellensburg: Vagabond Press, 1981. Premiere issue. Small Quarto; VG-/G-; Off-white spine with black text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and is slightly age toned with light foxing on exterior slight edge wear; Cloth has very slightly sunned spine with minor rubbing at corners, otherwise clean and strong panels; Text block is slightly age toned with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 93.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997. First Printing. Octavo; pp 430; VG-/VG-; beige/blue spine with blue and red text; dust jacket has slightly sunned spine; light wear to exterior; cloth has minimalw wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; inscribed by William Bennett.
Paris: C. H. Langlois, 1830. First edition. Set of four volumes rebound in dark green marble with embossed spine and gold gilt; VG; boards with minimal soiling; strong binding; marble edges; paper and text clean; few last pages foxed; in French; shelved above Science; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: The Grolier Club, 1924. 1/300. Large, Thin Octavo; pp 26; VG-; 1/2 bound dark beige spine with gilt text to leather label; numbered, limited copies; this is 1 of 300; red marbled boards; cloth has modest wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior clean; ex-library stamps inside; hand-made pages;.
Bern: A. Francke AG. Verlag, 1947. Octavo; pp 217; G/G-; sunned beige spine with black text; this volume only; dust jackets has small chips to edges; sun darkening to exterior; cloth shows slight toning to exterior; some rubbing to edges; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; slight writing to ffep; interior clean; good binding; German text.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1938. Octavo; pp 149; Good; 1/4 bound green spine with dark green text to paper label; no jacket; cloth has light wear to exterior; mild rubbing to spine edges; strong boards; text block shows little wear to exterior edges; frontispiece with tissue guard; interior edges lightly toned; illustrated;.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1965. Octavo; VG-/G+; teal spine, black lettering; all volumes' dust jackets have tape on fore corners and spine edges, general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, penned text on spine, spine sun toned, interior age toned; all volumes' boards have slight bowing, some edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, ex-libris stickers on front pastedown, stamp on front end paper; all volumes' text blocks age toned, occasional penciling, soiling on exterior head and tail edges; volume 1 dust jacket has small closed tear on head edges, chipping on spine edges; volume 2 dust jacket has open and closed tears on rear edges, open tear on rear head fore corner, damp staining on spine; volume 3 dust jacket has open tear on rear head edge; volume 4 dust jacket has small open tear on spine tail edge; volume 5 dust jacket has small closed tear on front tail edge, small closed tear on rear interior flap head edge; volume 5 text block has light soiling on exterior fore edge; 5 volumes.