Washington: John T. Towers, Printer, 1848. Thin Octavo; G; sunned orange spine without text; full title: The Charter of the City of Washington, Being the Act of Incorporation, and the Acts Supplementary to and Amendatory of, and In Continuation of the Same, Passed by the Congress of the United States; no jacket; probably rebound; cloth exterior shows slight rubbing wear; ex-library markings to front; black lettering to front; minor edge wear; strong boards; text block edges show slight tone; ex-library plate to front pastedown; chip to head edge to first two pages; ex-library markings few first pages; slight foxing to several pages, mostly toward edges; conditions noted, as is; pp 52.
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Washington, DC: The Commission of Fine Arts and The Historic American Buildings Survey, 1967. Quarto; Softcover; G+/No-DJ; Black Comb Spine; Covers have small stains to front, covers have slight fading to cover, small tears to covers near black comb spine; Textblock is clean and free of markings; 130 pp.
Washington, D.C. Washingtoniana Division, D.C. Public Library, 2001. Booklet [9x12]; 1/4 bound black spine without text; VG/paperback; creamy ivory covers have slight smidges to exterior; light edge wear; securely intact exterior; text block edges have mild wear; tight binding; interior good; illustrated; pp 60.
Washington: Commissariat of the Holy Land, 1934. Fifth edition. 12mo; 5th edition; G; Paperback; Spine, tan without print; Cover has short tear to front top spine edge, blemishes to bottom half of front; Text block clean and tight, slight age-toning to paper; 159 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w). NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 14, in Netdesk office.
n.p. Logan Circle Community Association, 1979. Oblong Quarto; pp 113; G; dark green spine without text; no jacket; cloth has slight panels; few chips to spine edges; gilt lettering to front; mildly rubbed exterior; sturdy boards; text block has mild wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; good binding;.
n.p. Turner Associates, P.C. and Nicholas Scattered and Associates, 1973. Oblong Quarto; VG-; dark green spine without text; no jacket; exterior to cloth shows very little wear; mildly splayed boards; spine corners have light rubbing; good, sturdy boards; text page head and tail edges have slight, creamy tone; fore exterior edge have black color due to folded, illustrated pages; profusely illustrated; pp 113 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. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcases next to 7's Ephemera section.
Washington: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. Quarto; Fair; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print, raised bands; Boards half bound with brown leather to spine and corners and marbled paper to boards, mitred edges, large portion at bottom of spine torn away, front board detached, scuffing and wear to all leather edges, worn, exposed corners, rubbing to paper and paper edges, surface tear and stain to front paper; Text block has loose front flyleaf, tanning to endpapers, owner name stamp on rear endpapers, clipped top corner and taped repair to title page, light occasional foxing throughout; “Printed in pursuance of a resolution of the Senate of the United States”— title page; "Squares of Washington"-- spine title; 3 large folded canvas maps at front, 159 leaves of plat diagrams. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Washington, DC: Printed In Pursuance of a Resolution of the U.S. Senate, Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. First Edition. Quarto, 159 pages; G; contemporary full black cloth binding; spine unmarked; marked shelf and edgewear to boards; rubbing and fraying at all edges and folds, corners bumped, significant age toning to boards, significant moisture staining to rear board and spine; crown and several large sections of spine loose and dangling, with lining exposed; both joints markedly worn; front board literally hanging by a thread; age toning to textblock, minor deterioration to rear of block; foxing to endpages, and light foxing to rest of pages; includes two of three fold-out maps tipped in on front endpage; on 6 pages after title page are paste-down newspaper cutouts from "The North American" (Feb 22, 1846), and "The Evening Transcript" (Jan 14, 1853), and an undated, unsourced article, describing sermons given in Pennsylvania, Boston, and New York, respectively; remaining pages are numbered square breakdowns of the blocks and lots presented in the maps; housed in a mylar enclosure; shelved above Case 2.
London: John Morray, 1826. Second Edition. Octavo, 377 pages; G+; full contemporary red calf binding; spine age toned, with raised bands and gilt lettering; boards with blind tooling; marked shelf wear; corners bumped; dark circular stain to front board; joints worn; crown and tail of spine missing; headband at crown missing; cracking to leather of spine; two scratches to back board; all edges bright gilt; previous owner's name stamped at top of front paste down; previous owners' names at front free end papers in black ink; all pages with foxing and offset text; no marginalia; shelved Case 7.
Philadelphia: Pennsylvania R. R. Company, 1889. First Edition. 12mo.; Good condition paperback; mint green staple-bound booklet, comes in plastic protector; cover has rubbing, age toning, Covers about half separated at the spine but still intact; textblock is clean, includes foldout map; pp 16. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in Ephemera box D.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1896. First Edition. Octavo, 277 pages; G+; rebound in black library binding, with original spine preserved; presumed ex-library, with usual marks; spine with black bonded leather, and gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and some soiling; mild wear to edges of preserved spine; scraping to upper right corner of title page and first page; contains six large fold out maps; pages clean; shelved Case 1.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of the Interior, 1976. Quarto; pp 194; G-/paperback; beige spine with black text; covers have light wear to exterior; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; profusely illustrated; lightly toned interior; mild cracking to front gutter; maps to rear pastedown; frontispiece;.
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.
New York: Dick and Fitzgerald, 1867. First Edition. Octavo, 130 pages; G+; fully bound in contemporary brown cloth; spine with rubbed gilt lettering; some shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; dent to front board; scuffing to head and tail of spine; bump to fore edge of back board; back joint starting; previous owner's inscription at front free end paper; age toning and foxing throughout; contains pen and ink illustrations throughout; shelved Case 1.
Washington: The Hotel Association of Washington, D.C., 1935. Booklet [5x7]; G/paperback; light bluish gray pictorial covers show modest wear; light foxing to front; some minor chips to edges; some light stains to rear; tape mend to spine tail edge; blue titles to front and rear; tape mend to front and rear hinges; text block has mild toning; pp 27 NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 10, in Netdesk office.
Elibron Classics. Elibron Classics Replica edition. Quarto; Originally published by Government Printing Office, Washington, 1871; Facsimile, Elibron Classics Replica edition; VG; Paperback; Spine, grey with tan print; Cover is clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; 152 pages + 30 b&w plates, frontispiece,1 folded map laid in. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
Silver Spring, MD: Bartleby, 1990. Octavo; VG-/VG-; blue spine with white text; dust jacket shows mild rubbing wear to exterior; minor edge wear; cloth has small dark smudge to front joint; otherwise clean; lightly rubbed edges; strong, straight boards; text block edges have light tone; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; frontispiece; tight binding; illustrated; pp 217; inscribed by Roger L. Stevens to Mrs. J.W. Marriott.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 349 pages; VG/VG-; spine is pictorial with black and red lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, price uncut '$8.95', has minor wear and rubbing; signed flat on the ffep by both Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein; First Edition, Second Printing; scarce signed by both; shelved case 5.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First Edition, 1st Printing. Octavo, G+/no dj, gray spine w/ black & red text. SIGNED BY AUTHOR & JIM WRIGHT. Some shelfwear; chipping/bumping to corners/spine ends, 1" tear to front joint; text block age-toning w/ rubbing to edges & back endpapers; discoloration spots to margins of pp252-61 (text/cartoons not affected). Herblock signed/inscribed to Craig Raupe, top aide to House Speaker Jim Wright. Jim Wright signed/inscribed with cartoon of Wright & Raupe by Wright. Shelved Room B.
Fairfax: George Mason University Press, 1991. Octavo; G+/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with tan map and black print; DJ has light edgewear, with small tears to top edge and small tear at center of front hinge, else clean and bright; Boards in black cloth, clean and strong; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; xiv, 294 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
Washington: William H. Boyd, 1895. Octavo; Fair-; Hardcover; Spine, brown with faded print; Boards in red cloth with black print, spine and front are mostly toned brown, tattered spine caps and bumped corners, puckering to cloth, large moisture stain on rear; Text block has cracked front hinge with initial pages hanging by threads, title page has moisture stain on edges, paper is slightly age-toned and puckering; 1129 pages. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
Boyd, 1884. First Edition. Extra thick octavo in discolored blue/grey hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; boards show some soiling; large open gutter on back board, but binding still strong; edges soiled and dusty with previous owner's large stamp on side edge; paper and text clean; print very tight and readable; pp. 962; shelved in Second Alcove.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1988. First Edition. Octavo; G/G; red, white and blue spine with white text; dust jacket exterior and flaps shows mild toning; other few, slight smudges; some soiling inside dj; cloth exterior has whitish smudges; mild lean to spine; textblock exterior edges have light tone; interior pages good; illustrated; pp 286; inscribed by author.
New York: Da Capo Press, 1970. A Da Capo Press reprint edition. Quarto; A Da Capo Press reprint edition, original 2 volumes published Washington, 1900-1903; G; Hardcover; Spine, tan with gold print; Boards in tan cloth with gold print, light wear to spine caps and corners, else clean and strong; Text block has inscription in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; xxi, 255 pages, illustrated (b&w plates). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900/1903. First Edition. Glenn Brown. History of the United States Capitol. 2 volumes. 56th Congress, 1st session, 1900/1902, Senate Document 60. First edition; folio. Both volumes in full red cloth binding with gilt ornamentation and lettering on covers and spines. The name of Albert S. Burleson (1863-1937), a former Postmaster General and U.S. Representative fromTexas, is engraved on the front cover of the first volume. Both volumes contain numerous plates, including architectural photographs and plans, portraits, and historical prints and photographs. Condition: Good. Both volumes show fraying and rubbing to head and foot of spine, edges, and corners; general marking due to shelf wear; age-toning throughout; and some chipping to the edges of pages. Both bindings also have somewhat shaken bindings. Volume 1 has a crack after the first gathering and some water-staining on the left side of the top edge throughout, though this does not impact text or plates. Volume 2 has a four-inch tear to the cloth covering over one joint (the board is still fully attached from the inside) and a notable open tear over the author’s name on the spine. There is some water staining to the cover, as well as to the upper left corner and the lower right corner throughout the volume which does not affect either text or plates. There are gutter cracks after the first gathering and before the last gathering. Dimensions 12.25 x 15.25 x 5 inches DG consignment.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1924. First Edition. Quarto, viii, 77 pages; G-; bound in dark blue cloth, gilt titling to cover, marbled text block; spine worn off; boards bowed, with significant wear; Spencer Cosby's copy, with his name engraved on the front cover. With a typed letter signed by C. O. Sherrill addressed to Spencer Cosby, dated July 25, 1925, on The Grant Memorial Commission letterhead.; shelved case 1.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1914. First Edition. Octavo, 2 vols.; G+; full contemporary bindings of blue buckram; spines with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped and shredding; wear to head and tail of vol. 1 spine; upper edges of both vols. gilt; vol. 1 front and back hinges split; some wear to head and tail of vol. 2 spine; previous owner's bookplate at vol. 2 paste down; vol. 2 hinges split; uncut pages scattered throughout vol. 2; pages clean; shelved above WWII--A-F.
New York: Cassell & Company, 1886. First Edition. Quarto, 433 pages; bound in modern three-quarters brown leather, black pebbled cloth boards, gilt to front board and spine; very mild wear; text block acid-toned and somewhat brittle; 432/433 gutter with pasted paper, holding inner quarter of two leaves together, causing some tearing; With 36 heliotype plates containing 204 mugshot or headshot records, as well as an image of Byrnes observing a bank robber being prepared for his mugshot and a frontispiece; shelved case 1.
Washington: National Republic Publishing Company, 1950. Octavo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, mild wear to spine caps and corners, light toning to spine, else clean and strong; Text block has spotting to edges, light foxing to frontispiece, minor amount of pencil notation throughout; Inscribed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; xxvi, 480 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Washington: National Republic Publishing Company, 1950. Octavo; G; Hardcover; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, mild wear to spine caps, light bumps to corners, slight ink mark on spine, else clean and strong; Text block has spotting to edges, light foxing to frontispiece and endpapers, clean text; xxvi, 480 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Nashville: Parthenon Press, 1968. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, green with white print; DJ has slight edgewear, very slight rubbing, but is clean and bright; Boards in green cloth, clean and strong; Text block has slight spotting to fore edge, else clean and tight; 377 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: The Dial Press, 1975. First Printing. Octavo; VG-/G; black spine with white and red text; first edition; first printing; author's first book; dust jacket shows mild tone to exterior; creases to flaps; minor chips to edges; cloth has slight exterior wear; strong boards; text block edges have mild tone; frontispiece; tight binding; interior good; illustrated; pp 254; inscribed by both author and photographer.
Washington: Library of Congress, 1989. Quarto; pp 310; VG-; dark gray spine with silver text; no jacket; cloth shows slight soiling to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light tone to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington, D.C. Thomas McGill, 1860. First. Small octavo, 84 pages; G-; Disbound with quires exposed; The front and back pages have moderate and uneven age-toning, some soiling faint ink marks in 19th century handwriting, and the year "1859." written in ink beneath the tile; the the top right corner of the front page is missing, and the bottom left corner of the back page is creased; there is moderate foxing throughout the interior of the textblock, several pages have been creased, and a single ink mark appears on the bottom edge; shelved at case 1.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1923. First Editions. 12mo., 12 parts; VG-; bound in three quarters red leather, marbled boards and endpapers; some rubbing and shelfwear, primarily to front hinge and head and tail of spine; Contains all 12 parts issued by the Department of State for 1923, from January-December. All parts with original light blue front and rear wraps bound in; ex-library, with sticker to front board, stamp to first wrap, withdrawn stamp and writing to verso of first wrap; scarce; shelved case 1.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1915. Octavo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, light wear to bottom edges, light shelfwear; Text block has gilt top edge, foxing to endpapers, spine break at p. 271, else clean and tight; Inscribed by journalist John P. Gavit on front flyleaf; xvi, 371 pages, illustrated “with one hundred and twenty-five illustrations” (b&w drawings).
Richmond: The Dietz Press, 1958. Large Octavo; VG-/G-; Hardcover w/ DJ; Spine is off White with Black Titles; Dustjacket has severe shelfwear, moderate edgewear, several chips to front covers and spine edges, small faded stains to front cover, small wrinkles to back cover; Text block is clean and tight, foxing to fore edge; Binding is strong; 480 pp.
Richmond: The Dietz Press, 1951. Second Edition. Octavo; VG/G+; white spine with black text; jacket has spotting, rubbing, significant edgewear, large tear on front head edge that has been taped; boards are strong; textblock has age toning, spotting around edges, otherwise clean; pp 324; has gift inscription from author on half title page.
Washington City: Franck Taylor, 1837. 10mo., xii, 310 pages; G; bound in publisher's three-quarter green leather, printed images to paper boards, gilt to spine; moderate rubbing and wear to binding, including significant rubbing to printed illustrations of the President's House and the Capital; small water-stain to middle of lower front board, first third of text block's lower fore corner; gutter beginning to split at pagers 98/99; with 4 plates (President's House, Capital, Capital (west), City Hall), 2 diagrams, folding map; folding map with minor foxing, small piece of tape; shelved case 7.
City of Washington: Printed and sold by S.A. Elliot, near the Washington Assembly Rooms; sold also by all the booksellers in this city and Georgetown, 1826. Second Edition. 12mo., viii, 138, , 139-150 pages; G; bound in contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, faded gilt titling to spine; moderate wear and rubbing to binding, most of spine worn off, chips missing to head and tail of spine; frontispiece, pages 99-106 loose but present; title page through page 12, 87-94 mostly detached from binding; name in ink to ffep; With a Frontispiece of the Capital, a plate of the President's House, a plate of George Town College and Columbia College, and a plate of Arlington House. Notably, the description of the copy at the U.S. House of Representatives states that it has no illustrations.; extremely scarce; AB consignment; shelved case 7.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1937. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xxvi, 1140 pages; VG-; Spine black with faded gold print; Boards in black cloth, mild wear and rubbing, binding slightly loose; With both of the two maps in rear pocket; small water-stain to lower fore corner of text block.; Signed on verso of the ffep by 26 members of the Federal Writers Project, including founding director Henry Alsberg, assistant to the director George Cronyn, and assistant director Reed Harris. The remainder are presumed some of the writers or editors hired by the Federal Writers Project to research the book, including composer Ruth Crawford Seeger, anarchist Leonard Abbott, and author/editor Kathryn Coe Cordell. Other listed names include C. W. Foster, Donald C. Kline, J. Frank James, Howard S. Douglas, John C. Rogers, B. Foster Cooke, and Sterling A. Brown.; An important piece of DC history, linking the leadership of the FWP with some of its largely ignored and unrecorded writers and editors. Nowhere in the volume does it list the names of any individual contributors.
Washington: WPA [Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration], 1937. Thick Octavo; G+; sunned black spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has moderate exterior wear; minor edge wear; straight boards; text block exterior edges show mild tone; pictorial endpapers; slight offset to front endpapers; frontispiece; mild crack to front hinge; interior clean; maps in pouch to rear pastedown; illustrated; pp 1140; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington, D.C. Georgetown University, 1964. Hardcover Quarto; VG; Black cloth boards with gold Georgetown stamp, white text and "Georgetown University" in blind text on front, white text on spine; Boards show light general shelf ware. Foxing on portions of spine and back board; Text block age toned but clean, text and photographs are legible and clear; pp 247. Additional cost for items designated for international/expedited shipping, or anything too large or heavy (over 4Lbs) for economy shipping. Please contact shipping department for details.
Washington, D.C. Georgetown University, 1964. Hardcover Quarto; VG; Black cloth boards with gold Georgetown stamp, white text and "Georgetown University" in blind text on front, white text on spine; Boards are clean with minimal general shelf ware. Spine slightly cocked. Light rubbing on corners. Text block age toned but clean, text and photographs legible and clear. pp 247. Additional cost for items designated for international/expedited shipping, or anything too large or heavy (over 4Lbs) for economy shipping. Please contact shipping department for details.
Washington DC: Three Sisters Press, 2005. First Edition. Booklet (8x10); G+/paperback; gray spine with white text; stated first edition; covers show modest rubbing wear; more noticeable wear to joints and edges; text block exterior edges have minimal wear; frontispiece; page 11 loosed, but present; light marginalia; profusely illustrated; pp 111; signed by authors.