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Washington: For the Compiler, 1882. Seventeenth edition. 12mo; 17th edition, corrected to January, 1882; G; Hardcover; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red cloth with gold print, mild wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, light smudging/shelfwear; Textblock has cracked front hinge, initial folded map has tear along spine, else clean and tight; xx, 250 pages, illustrated (b&w, including 2 folded maps).
Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1927. Quarto; VG-; navy blue spine with gilt design to spine; no text to spine; no jacket; cloth shows slight exterior wear; minor edge wear; gilt titles and borders to front; gilt borders to rear; strong boards; text block exterior edges have light tone; frontispiece; interior clean; tight binding; illustrated; pp 91.
Washington, D.C. White House Historical Association. Mixed Editions. Small Quarto; VG-/VG-; black and brown pictorial spines with white text; mixed editions; 4 volumes: Collection 1, Numbers 1 Through 6, pp 385, 2004; Collection 2, Numbers 7 Through 12, pp 429, 2004; Collection 3, Numbers 13 Through 18, pp 217, 2008 [ISBN 9781931917001]; Collection 4, Numbers 19 Through 25, pp 530, 2010 [ISBN 9781931917094]; dust jackets have only slight wear to exterior; minor chips to edges; light smudges to rear; cloths to Collection 1 and 2 show light whitish smudges; cloth to Collection 3 and 4 clean; minor wear to edges; slightly splayed boards; vol. 2 has mildly cocked spine; text block exterior edges have light tone; interior clean; illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington: Government Prining Office, 1903. Octavo; Fair; Hardcover; Spine, black with gold print; Boards in black cloth with gold print, wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, peripheral toning, shelfwear; Text block has spotting to edges and endpapers, shaken binding, intermittent spine breaks, clean text; xvi, 452 pages, illustrated (b&w/color plates).
Washington: Government Prining Office, 1903. Octavo; Fair; Hardcover; Spine, black with gold print; Boards in black cloth with gold print, wear to spine caps and corners, mild bump to rear top edge, toning to spine, peripheral toning, small stain to rear near top edge; Text block has slight spotting to edges and endpapers, shaken binding, intermittent spine breaks, clean text; lvi, 687 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1901. Quarto; G+; navy blue spine with gilt text; no jacket; original publisher's cloth shows modest exterior wear; slight scratches to rear; some fraying to corners and spine edges; light wear to spine; text block has slight age toning toward edges; somewhat shaken binding; light foxing to some early pages; frontispiece; illustrated; includes maps at rear; pp 343; 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, on shelf above 7's ephemera sections.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; ivory white/blue/red pictorial spine with white and black text; first edition; dust jacket has modestly lightly sun aged exterior; mylar wrap; cloth clean; strong boards; text block exterior edges slightly toned; deckled fore edge; interior clean; pp 411; inscribed by author, Clark Mollenhoff, the Pulitzer Prize winner for journalism in 1958.
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.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1901. Octavo; 2 volumes; G; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, light wear to spine caps and corners, light shelfwear, peripheral toning to v. 2; Text blocks have gilt top edge, v.1 has spine break at p. 192, v. 2 has spine breaks at pp. 208 & 256, light tanning to endpapers, clean text; 2 vols. (408 pages; 423 pages), frontispiece in each vol., illustrated (b&w plates).
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.
Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1923. 10mo; VG-; dark green spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth shows modest shelf wear to exterior; gilt titles and border to front; gilt, blue and white illustration to front; mildly curved spine; slightly splayed boards; text block edges show mild tone; frontispiece with tissue guard; interior clean; illustrated; mild defect to gutter at pp 40-41; pp 375.
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.
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: The Christian Herald, 1900. Octavo; G; pp 416; blue pictorial spine with black and white text; no jacket; cloth shows lightly sunned exterior; moderate rubbing wear to corners; strong boards; text block exterior edges have slight age toning; deckled fore edges; shaken binding; gift inscription to ffep; frontispiece with tissue guard; slight shadow toning to endpapers; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs; interior clean.
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.
Washington, D.C. The Commission of Fine Arts/The Historic American Buildings Survey, 1970. Quarto; G+ Paperback; Brown spine with black text; Covers have shelfwear/cornerwear, spine has creasing, small stain on bottom left of front cover, faint staining on right side of back cover near spine, bottom left corner of back cover clipped, faint black streak on back cover; Binding strong; Textblock is age-toned; Text clean; pp 291.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Octavo; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with red and black print; DJ is clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with black paper to spine and white paper to boards, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author John Lockwood on the title page; xiv, 298 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
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.
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.
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.
Paris: Flammarion, SA, 2014. Quarto; pp 225; VG/VG-; black spine with gray and white text; dust jacket has few dings to edges; clean exterior; light sticker residue to rear; cloth clean; strong boards; text block edges have minimal wear; illustrated endpapers; frontispiece;interior clean; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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.
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.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. Larger Octavo; pp 285; VG-/G; blue spine with yellow text; dust jacket shows mild wear to exterior; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; cloth has minimal wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; tight binding; illustrated;.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979. First edition. Quarto; First edition; VG-/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, grey with white print; DJ in mylar, light edgewear, toning to spine, vendor label on rear, else clean and bright; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, light wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; xxiv, 517 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w). [NOTE: 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: Centennial Commission, St. Elizabeths Hospital, 1956. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, light wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, notation in ink on rear endpapers, ink underlining on pp. 100-101, else clean and tight; ix, 251 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
Alexandria: Washington-Mt. Vernon Memorial Book Corporation, 1932. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, illustrated pastedowns on front and rear, wear to corners and spine caps, slight puckering to cloth, mild shelfwear; Text block has inscription in ink on half-title page, cracked hinges front and rear, shaken binding, light foxing to endpapers, clean text; 155 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1937. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with faded gold print; Boards in black cloth, mild wear to corners and spine caps, shelfwear; Text block has cracked front hinge, light tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; Missing two of three maps in rear pocket; xxvi, 1140 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w) + 1 color maps in rear pocket.
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: The Society, 1905. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print on red banners; Three quarter bound with brown leather to spine and corners, marbled paper to boards and endpapers, wear to corners, hinges, and spine caps, slight scuffing to leather; Text block has tanning to edges, cracked front hinge, bookplate on front pastedown, else clean and tight; iv, 209 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.