Philadelphia: Mathew Carey [Printed by], 1790 & 1789. Mixed Edition, Third and Second. 2 Octavos; G+; Ex Library; Bound in brown leather, which has worn away, with gilt lettering to the spine; Boards are bent at the corners, some fraying beginning; Soiling to front and rear as well as along the spine; Bindings somewhat shaken with cracking along the gutters; Both books are ex library with library stickers on the paste downs; 2 Bookplates of the previous owners on front paste downs of both volumes; Notations to the last page of volume 2; Scratching and toning to the edges of the text block; Foxing thoughout; HSDC consignment, shelved in Case 9 3/4.
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
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Washington, DC: Franck Taylor, 1837. First Edition. Octavo, 310 pages; Fair; ex library copy with stamp and numeric code on the title page; quarter bound in green cloth, paneled spine has gilt lettering; binding has significant wear, with severe detachment of both the front and back boards, has creasing and damage along the spine, on the front and back cover, and along all edge, has chipping and fraying on the top and bottom of the spine and on the fore edge corners, has scratch marks and heavy rubbing and discoloration throughout; pages have age toning, have tearing and crinkling in several locations, have moderate detachment in several locations, have minor blotching, have dust build up along the top edges; contains a fold out map; shelved case 9 3/4. 1 preliminary leaf, [v]-xii, 310 pages : frontispiece, folded map, plans.
Washington, DC: Published by the Author, 1868. First Edition. Octavo, 140 pages; G; ex library copy with numeral code and bookplate; fully bound in brown cloth, binding has embossing and heavily faded gilt tooling and lettering; binding has moderate wear, with chipping and fraying at the top and bottom of the spine, has fraying on the fore edge corners, has slight rubbing throughout; pages have minor age toning and occasional small tears on the top edge, has minor toning on the edges of the text block; illustrated; shelved Case 9 3/4.
Washington, DC: P. Haas, 1840. First Edition. 10vo, 44 pages; Fair; fully bound in green cloth, front cover has embossed gilt lettering and tooling; ex library copy with numerical code on the back of the title page; binding has severe wear, with both boards completely detached, with heavy wear along the edges along the fore edge corners, spine has heavy chipping at the top and the bottom, and has rubbing; pages have heavy age-toning, frequent blotching, occasional tearing, and discoloration along the edges of the text block; original owner's name is written on the inner front board in ink; profusely illustrated with 1 leaf frontispiece, 20 plates (1 folded) 2 folded plans; shelved case 9 3/4.
[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 9 3/4.
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, 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; shelved case 9 3/4.