Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 336 pages; G; bound in 3/4 red leather, pebbled dark green cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt and no titling; hinges cracked, some rubbing to binding; reinforcement to both front and rear gutters; gift inscription to second free endpaper; page 336 with significant damage, appears to have at one point been glued to something; Significantly foxed, as usual, with finger smudges and wear to pages, some fraying to scattered fore edges; With all seven wood engravings, including frontispiece portrait; true first printing of this scarce title, with no mention of "Thousand" at top of title page; lacking four-page catalogue; LB consignment; shelved case 1.
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Washington, DC: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. First edition. Folio; (2), 159 pp., printed on rectos only. Three large folding maps, backed with linen. Original three-quarter calf, brown boards, gilt spine lettering, rebacked, with original spine laid down. VG, boards rubbed, particularly at spine and corners. Some scattered foxing. Ink notation on title page: "This book corrected and revised for M.G. Emery, Alderman 4th Ward by W. Forsyth, Surveyor, 10th Feb. 1857." Facing the title page is a handwritten list of squares added or corrected, 32 squares in total. Elaborate cartographic survey of the District. Shelve in Case #1.
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 1.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1871. Folio, unpaginated; VG-; newly rebacked with brown cloth, majority of original front board cloth preserved, including gilt titling; spine with black label, gilt titling; water-damage to upper half of the volume, more pronounced on the first 5 pages, impacts mags, but does not affect coloring; With 67 hand-colored maps (plus insets) on 56 mapsheets (including 9 double-page), plus time table page, reference table, and appendices; shelved above case 3.
[Washington, D.C.?]: [Publisher Not Identified], . First Edition. Thin Octavo, 16 pages; G; 3/4 bound in brown calf, marbled boards and endpapers; some rubbing to binding; lacking title page and map; ex-Columbia Historical Society library, with their stamps to interior and sticker to front board, bookplate to front pastedown; first page with some period writing; extremely scarce in any condition; HSDC consignment; shelved case 1.
Georgetown, [Washington DC]: Privately Published, 1969. Limited Edition, #142/300. Folio, xii, 97 pages; VG; bound in 3/4 brown morocco, gray waxed buckram boards, gilt embossed seal to front cover, paneled spine with green label, gilt titling; housed in publisher's light brown cloth-covered slipcase; illustrated with 80 plates, including 4 color; inscribed by Armistead Peter on the half-title; consignment; shelved above case 2.
Washington, DC: Printed In Pursuance of a Resolution of the U.S. Senate, Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. First edition. VG-. 4to in black-brown cloth, title on cover in gilt (simply "MAPS OF WASHINGTON" on cover). No DJ as issued. Moderate 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. Age toning to textblock, minor deterioration to rear of block, may be mouse-chewed, or moisture deterioration. 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. The remaining pages are numbered square breakdowns of the blocks and lots presented in the maps. 159 pp. Shelve: CASE 4 Spine is black leather, textless.
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.
Philadelphia, PA: J. Ormrod, 1800. First Edition. Octavo, 338/44 pages; Fair; fully bound in brown leather, paneled spine has faded gilt lettering; binding has heavy wear, with detachment on either side of the spine, significant rubbing along all edges of the boards and on the front and back covers, damaged joints but boards still attached, has fraying on the fore edge corners, tap and bottom of the spine have edges missing, spine has several abrasion marks, ex library with a bar code and book plate on the inside of the back cover; pages have significant age toning, have occasional dog-earing, have blotching throughout and markings on the edge of the text block, first several pages have minor tearing, original owner's name is written on the ffep and inside the front cover in ink; SEE ALL NINE IMAGES FOR DETAILS NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcases next to Ephemera section.
Washington, DC: Rufus S. Lusk & Son, Inc, 1960. folio, 787pp.; G; 1/4 bound with maroon cloth spine and orange boards, yellow lettering to the spine; some bumping and fraying to corners, board edges; plastic sheaths covering lower and fore edges of front board, covering tape repair; tape repair to all sides of rear board; Black ads on boards; color tabbed District zones; wear to head and tail of spine; title continues: 'Assessments Year Ending June 30, 1960 Ownership As Of July 1, 1959'; this is copy number 178; there is a small hole torn where the number should be, and it is handwritten next to the hole; two corners of a paper taped onto title page, as though there were once a full page taped there; as they were to have been returned upon delivery of a new directory or termination of the contract, they are incredibly scarce; consignment; shelved front case.
Washington, DC: Rufus S. Lusk & Son, Inc, 1961. folio, 365pp.; VG-; 1/4 bound with maroon cloth spine and orange boards, yellow lettering to the spine; some bumping and fraying to corners, board edges; Black ads on boards; color tabbed District zones; wear to head and tail of spine; title continues: 'Assessments Year Ending June 30, 1962 Ownership As Of July 1, 1961'; this is copy number 3513; as they were to have been returned upon delivery of a new directory or termination of the contract, they are incredibly scarce; consignment; shelved front case.
Washington, DC: Rufus S. Lusk & Son, Inc, 1966. folio, 318pp.; VG-; 1/4 bound with maroon cloth spine and orange boards, yellow lettering to the spine; some bumping and fraying to corners, board edges; Black ads on boards; color tabbed District zones; wear to head and tail of spine; title continues: 'Recorded Transfers, Mortgages and Leases - July 1, 1963 thru Dec. 31, 1965'; this is copy number 228; as they were to have been returned upon delivery of a new directory or termination of the contract, they are incredibly scarce; consignment; shelved front case.
Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences- National Research Council, 1959. first edition. VG+. Two short 4tos (10" tall) in blue cloth boards, titles on spine in silver. No DJs as issued. Light bumping to bottom corners of first volume, vol II has light staining to front. Spines of both lightly age-toned. Very minor marking to textblocks, previous owner's signature on front endpage of both vols, pages otherwise clean. Pagination continues across vols. 1635 pp. Shelve Locked- LAFCADIO.
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, DC: 54th Presidential Inaugural Committee, 2001. 10mo., 75 pages; VG; small pamphlet with the American flag on the front cover, plain red rear; INSCRIBED by President George Bush 'Best Wishes, George Bush' on interior of front cover in blue marker/Sharpie; BL consignment; shelved case 0 binder.
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 in Case # 6.
Washington, DC: Gibson Brothers, 1876. First Edition. 10vo, 90 pages; G-; quarter bound in brown cloth; ex library copy with book plate and number code; binding has wear along the top and bottom edges, has minimal fraying on the fore edge corners, has chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, boards have moderate detachment, rubbing and discoloration throughout, insides of the front and back cover have adhesive on the gutter; pages have age toning and occasional blotching; illustrated; contains a fold out map; shelved case 9 3/4.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. First Edition. Large octavo, 454 pages, VG-/VG-; golden yellow DJ, black lettering: overall mild wear to covers, slight age-toning to spine, rubbing with small open tearing to joints of spine, chipping with material loss to tail, "Price, net, $4.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; purple cloth boards, gold lettering: spine and top margin of front board faded brown, lettering to spine faded yet legible; scattered spotting (likely water damage) to tail; age-toning to text-block, deckled fore-edge; slight wear to head, tail, and corners; foxing/age-staining to pp. 53-56, text and photograph adjacent to p. 55 somewhat affected yet legible/clear; ex-libris bookplate "From the books of Fred & Maud Black" to front paste-down; INSCRIBED by Morgenthau to Mr. Frederick Black, dated March 23, 1928; frontispiece protected by tissue guard; shelved Case 5.
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.
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;.
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.
Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1913. 64 Loose pamphlets and maps in wrappers [6x8]; G/no-DJ; cardboard slipcase with black ribbon ties to opening; heavy wear to slipcase exterior with noticeable stains, sunfading and other soling; some chips to corners; includes 64 consecutively numbered maps, charts and diagrams; each piece has slight age toning and minor edge wear; bindings intact.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 1165 pages; VG-/VG-; spine white with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; dust jacket has some chipping and general shelfwear; small bumping to corners; paper-clip marks to first two endpages; shelved case 13.
Washington, DC: Washington Architectural Club, 1901. First ed. VG 8vo in grey wraps, no title on spine. Wraps missing pieces top and lower spine, folded overlaps at edges are chipped. Spine slightly dished, no cracks. Text=block browned. Pages clean, flat and bright, no foxing, glossy stock. Unpaginated. Exhibition catalog, B/W plates of prints, plans, and photos. [Shelved on Front Table].
London: The Folio Society, 2015. First Edition Thus. tall, thick 8vo., 489 pp., VG-; brown cloth spine with silver lettering, brown pictorial paper boards, with sepia photograph of Lincoln to front board; mild bumping to head of spine, slight cocking to spine; mild rubbing to corners of boards; very mild shelfwear to fore-edge of text-block; bottom corner of p. 217-218 creased; housed in black slipcase; shelved Folio Society.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902. Octavo; Fair/no DJ; Ex-library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print, surface tears toward bottom; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, tattering to spine caps and corners, spine head torn away, surface tears and stain to spine, small surface tears to front, wear to hinges and edges; Text block has cracked hinges in front and rear, intermittent spine breaks, shaken binding, bookplates on front pastedown and front flyleaf, name in pencil on front flyleaf, front flyleaf and frontispiece separated from binding, missing one of three large, color folded maps at rear, library stamp on title page and contents page, stamp and library pocket on rear pastedown; CONTENTS: I. Report of the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia -- II. Report of the Park Commission; 171 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (numerous b&w plates, some folded, and maps).
Washington: Smithsonian, 2003. Second Edition, First Printing. Quarto; 539 pages; G+/G+; White and Black pictorial spine with Silver text; Fully bound in gray cloth with Silver lettering; Dustjacket protected by mylar covering, some edgewear and shelfwear, toning along edges of both covers and spine, small open and closed tears at corners, gray stain on rear cover; Boards have cocking to spine, bumping to corners, minor edgewear and shelfwear; Textblock clean; Shelved front table.
New York: Ruder Finn Press, 2010. First Edition. square 4to., 517 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, red spine with white lettering; approx. 1/2" closed tear to bottom edge of front cover; wear/creasing to corners, closed tear to bottom corner of front cover; "$85.00 US" to back cover; pale yellow cloth boards, depressed pale yellow lettering to spine; back board cocked; bumping to corners, particularly to bottom corner of back board; black scuffing to bottom edges of boards; text-block somewhat waved, black scuff mark to fore-edge; interior clean, many glossy plates of Henry's works; INSCRIBED to ffep: "Glen / Well finally this is it. Let me know what you think. Thank you for all you have done for the ISC - you have consistently pulled rabbits out of a hat month after month for years. You know I have always had a deep respect for what you do even if we don't always agree. All the very best / Peace and good health, John Henry / Feb. 2011"; "ISC" likely stands for International Sculpture Center, a non-profit based in Hamilton, NJ, of which Henry is a Chairman Emeritus; "Glen" likely refers to Glenn Harper, Executive Editor of Sculpture, the ISC's monthly magazine, with offices based in Washington, DC, who wrote a review of Henry's book posted to Sculpture magazine's website in March 2011; John Raymond Henry is a contemporary sculptor best known for monumental and large-scale public artworks, including the largest contemporary metal sculpture in the United States; copy includes sealed DVD affixed to back paste-down; shelved Front Table.
Providence: J.A. & R.A. Reid, Publishers, 1888. Larger Octavo; G-; pp 308; light brown spine with brown text; no jacket; cloth shows lightly sunned exterior; moderate rubbing wear to corners; beveled edges; slight fraying to corners; strong boards; text block exterior edges have slight age toning; shaken binding; slight foxing to endpapers; previous owner's name to front endpaper; frontispiece; illustrated; interior lightly toned.
New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1934. First Edition. 8vo., 247 pp., VG-/no DJ; red cloth boards, faded gold lettering to spine: bumping/fraying to head, tail, and corners; mild water spot to front board; age-toning/mild staining to text-block; wear to endpapers, light age-toning to margins (lettering clear and legible); Yardley was a American cryptologist who, in addition to technical nonfiction works, authored three spy novels, of which this is one; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1999. Octavo; pagination continuous to other volumes: i-xx, 1619-3183 (1574 pages to this volume); VG-; paperback, white covers, black lettering: moderate vertical creasing to spine and covers towards hinges; mild scuffing to text-block, mostly to top; mild scuffing to covers and creasing to corners; small area of residue to back cover; interior clean; volume housed in plastic covering; shelved U.S. Political Bios.
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.
Washington, D.C. The Artists of Washington, 1995. First Edition. Small Quarto; pp 240; VG-/paperback; black spine with white text; volume one only; covers show light smudges to exterior; slight dent to rear head edge; other minor wear to edges; intact panels; text block has light tone to edges; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated; arts - Biography.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. First Edition. small 8vo., 384 pp., G+; leather-bound spine and boards with gilt lettering and marbled endpapers; bumping, chipping, and fraying to corners; rubbing, chipping, and fraying to spine and boards; cocking to spine; soiling and age-toning throughout, text legible; previous owner stated "Outerbridge Horsey" on ex libris bookplate affixed to middle of front paste-down and dated Feb. 28, 1899; some wear to endpapers; warping to text-block;.
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.
Portland: Binfords & Mort Publishers, 1941. Octavo; VG/VG-; Hardcover with clear, protective mylar covering; Brown spine with black text; Dust jacket has moderate creases and tears to the corners and edges and is discolored to the rear; Boards are sturdy save minor scratch to the front; Edges have scratches otherwise text block is clean; Map is enclosed in the rear pocket; 687p.
Washington, D.C. White House Historical Association, 2011. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp 141; VG/VG-; ivory spine with black text; dust jacket shows slight soiling to exterior; dark tan cloth has little wear to exterior; strong boards; text block clean; frontispiece; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; tight binding; inscribed to title page by author;.
Washington: Press of W. F. Roberts (Published for the Author), 1917. Quarto; VG/VG; plain tanned DJ; jacket has age toning, minor staining, chipping and tearing around edges and along hinges; boards are strong, minor spotting; textblock has age toning, very small stain on frontispiece and title page, otherwise clean; pp 78.
New York: Hastings House, 1943. First Edition. thin 8vo., unpaginated; VG/VG; spine green with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut, but crossed out and '$1.50' written above the '$1.25'; mild chipping and wear to dust jacket; INSCRIBED on frontispiece, dated 27 Dec 49; shelved VA/DC/MD.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978. Hardcover small Imperial Octavo; VG;Tan spine, Gilt text; Inscription and signatures of Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland and Staff; Stamp from Senator's office on first title page; Tan spine with light beige boards and gilt text; Boards are clean with minimal shelf ware. Text block age toned but clean; pp 455.
Octavo; pp 196; G/Fair; sunned brown without discernible text; dust jacket has sunning to exterior; noticeable chips to corners; purple/white front has white titles and pictorial design; lightly soiled rear; mylar wraps; cloth has lightly sunned spine; small chip to front tail edge; sturdy boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
Washington, D.C. Grand Lodge F.A.A.M., District of Columbia, 1962. Large Octavo; pp 197; G/no-DJ; dark blue spine with gilt text; cloth has some wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; previous owner's bookplate to front ffep; slight toning to interior edges; illustrated with many photographs.
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.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1988. First Edition. Octavo; pp 286; VG-/VG-; red, white and blue spine with white text; dust jacket shows slight tone toward exterior edges; mild dings to edges; cloth has only light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block edges have light wear; deckled fore edge; interior clean; illustrated; inscribed by author.