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London: Frederick Warne & Co., 32mo; G-/no-DJ; Dark green spine without text; Cloth has rubbing wear & scratches on front head edge, exterior front and less wear along edge with lightly sunned spine, panels are intact and strong; Text block shows darkened exterior edges, cracking along hinges from binding between pastedowns and front end papers, and light pencil on pp 22, 34-35; pp 95. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
Department of the Navy, 1962. Thin Octavo; G+/no-DJ paperback; Light blue spine with black text; Covers are slightly sunned with lightly age toned & rubbed exterior, minimal edge wear and intact; Text block is slightly age toned and unmarked on pages; pp 106. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box I.
Department of the Navy, 1961. Thin Octavo; G+/no-DJ paperback; Beige spine with black text; Covers are slightly sunned with green writing at front head edge exterior, minimal edge wear, otherwise intact; Text block is slightly age toned and unmarked; pp 102. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box I.
Princeton: Friends of the Library, 1951. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, green without print; Cover is green with black print, peripheral tanning, oversized for text block and so some chipping at edges, small tear at top of spine, small tear to rear fore edge; Text block has slight age-toning to paper; Includes essay: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Its Origin and Its Author, by Warren Weaver; 46 pages, illustrated (b& w).
Perth Amboy: 1942. Octavo; G+/no-DJ paperback; Signed on front by George Miller, Assistant to the Registrar of the Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey; Reprint of pamphlet originally published in New York in 1747; Limited 250 copies; Covers have slight smudges and marks; Textblock is slightly age toned; pp 44. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box H.
New York, Philadelphia, London: various, see descr. below, 1879-1886. First Edition, magazine format. Octavo ("The Sunbeam," ("Picture Lesson Paper," "Illustrated Fly-Leaves"), Folio ("Sabbath School Visitor"). Newspaper magazine format. G. 2ff single-sheet inserts, profusely illustrated with beautiful steel-plate engravings. "The Sunbeam" (Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Education, earlier pub. dates not stated, final date: Jul 19, 1885)- each issue composed of large steel-plate illustration on front, followed by 2-3 stories and an "our bible lesson" section on rear page [VI- 304; VII- 313,315,318,319,321-328,331 (2x),333,337,338,344,346-349,353,361; VIII- 362-368,370-372,374,378,379 (1ff only),382,383,385,386,388,390,396,398,401,402,404,406-408,410,412,413; IX- 1,3,7-14,17,20-24,25 (2x),26,27,28 (2x),29,31-33,35-39,40 (2x),41-43,45-52; X- 2,3,4; XI- 29]. "Picture Lesson Paper" (New York, Phillips & Hunt, Mar 1882-May 1885)- each issue with large engraving on front, followed by "Berean Leaflet" section of Bible study and several children's stories with Biblical Allegory [XIII- 11,27,43; XIV- 1,13,14,19; XV- 39,44; XVI- 1C,1D,2A,2C,2D,3A,4A,4C,5D]. "Sabbath School Visitor" (Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Education, John A. Black, pub., Sep 1979-Mar 1886)- each folio-size issue with long story on front, generally in the adventure genre, with a large steel-plate engraving centered in the middle of the text block, followed by several short and medium-length, stories, all with Biblical allegory [XXX- 36,XXXII- 10; XXXV- 18,19,20; XXXVI- 4,14,18,19,21,22; XXXVII- 6]; "Illustrated Fly-Leaves" (London, S. W. Partridge & Co., pub. date not stated)- every page ruled with margins with quotes from Psalms, Isaiah, Chronicles, John, Luke, and Corinthians, large engraving on front, followed by 4pp. allegorical story [No. 61 only]. Moderate to heavy age wear to all issues, creasing and toning to fragile newspaper sheets. Some issues, especially of "The Sunbeam," detached along spine or middle creases. Pictures of several issues neatly colored in. Occasional child and adult writing on several issues. Each set of magazines in separate protective plastic sleeve. Overall, in Good condition, considering the nature and the age of this rare, ephemeral material. Shelved in Locked Cabinet 2/3, "Beatrix."
St. Louis, MO: R.P. Studley and Co., 1864. Booklet [5x8]; pp 44; G-/paperback; grayish tan spine without text; covers has modest wear to exterior; some chips to edges and corners; mild rubbing to joints; intact panels; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; mild creases to tail fore corners;.
Washington, D.C. McGill & Witherow, Printers, 1861. Booklet [5x8]; pp 104; G-/paperback; missing covers; beige spine without text; disbound text block shows light toning to exterior edges; minor chips to edges; some moisture staining to page 32 at tail edges; previous owner's to title page; light foxing to few pages; intact binding;.
United Spanish War Veterans, 1929. First edition of the 1929 revision adopted after the 1928 Encampment. 16m0, 84pp in red cloth, gilt titles on front cover, blank spine. Tight, firm binding, clean text block, no marks. Bumping to corners and slight wear to spine ends, tiny light spots on spine, larger light spot on front, tape mark on spine at middle. Shelved Netdesk office, Ephemera Box B.
n. p. Aurora Art Publishers, 1971. 10mo; G+/no-DJ; beige tri-fold covers with black text; covers have slight soiling to exterior, sunning to exterior; text block consists of 16 loose postcards which show only minor rubbing to corners, lightly sunned exteriors; Russian and English text Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
New York: N.D.C. Hodges, 1892. Quarto; Good; white spines with staples; all issues age toned, foxing along edges, tearing and chipping along edges especially issues 495 and 505; issue 495 has damp staining along edges; issue 505 has significant damp staining and soiling, sticker on front; issue nos. 495-505, from July 29, 1892-October 7, 1892.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Black spine with gilded text; Boards straight and strong, boards have scuffing, rubbing, and some faint spots, book has significant edge wear (corners chipped, top corners bumped, spine edges frayed, bottom edges of boards worn), pastedowns age toned, back pastedown has binder's stamp in upper left, binding strong; Textblock age toned, head edge has some light scuffing, front end paper has some notes in pencil in upper right, interior clean; 768 pp. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box H.
Point Reyes: Drake Navigators Guild, 1966. Large Thin Octavo; Tan covers with minor shelf wear enclosing a brass plate which is adhered inside; Plate is a reproduction based on Francis Drake's claim after landing in California in 1579 to repair his ship and named the area "Nova Albion", now Drakes Estero.
Wien: Akademie der Wissenschaften; Kais. Kon. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1861. Serial. [Translation: MEETING REPORTS OF THE IMPERIAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES; MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES CLASSE] Octavo; good+/wraps; green spine with black text, perfect-bound; ex libris, signature, Absolon [author-surgeon, NIH]; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; pp. 213-266; illus., 4 plates; light toning and foxing; spine, split starts; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. Shelve in Ephemera Box E.
Salisbury: Southern Rhodesia Department of Publicity, 1936. Fourth edition. Square octavo. VG/ephemera; Beige spine; Age-toned beige covers with brown text/title; covers have a significant crease down the middle; stamp of the former owner on the cover; binding is strong; textblock is age-toned with foxing and significant creasing down the middle of the ephemera. Pp. 27. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
New York: A Wittemann, 1888. First. 8vo, 18 plates in black and gilt decorated green cloth album tied with green cord. Early photogravure images with rarely seen 19th-century views of St Augustine Fla. Condition is Very Good, with tight binding, browning to the pages, minor soiling to the back cover, bumped and slightly rubbed corners.
Tokyo: Japanese Government Railways, Japan Tourist Bureau, 1927. Small octavo; VG-/no-DJ; red cloth booklet with ribbon tie; cover has fading around edges, other minor shelfwear; textblock folds out completely, has age toning, wear in corners of folds, one fold has long split but still intact. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box H.
London: William Pickering, 1836. 16mo; vg/none; black cloth spine with gilt lettering; quarter-bound w/red boards; ex libris, Norton, Charles Eliot [1827-1908], bookplate; minor shelf wear and bumping, small square yellow sticker on front cover; text block, clean; unpaginated, [xiv], 44 pp., uncut; some engravings and text figures; light toning; minor chipping and wear; rubbed; else very good; --NORTON: Harvard graduate, first Harvard professor, History of Art; businessman and literati; journalist, editor, co-founder of the Archaeological Institute of America; of the Dante Club with Lowell, and Longfellow; befriended also Thomas Carlyle, John Ruskin, Edward FitzGerald; and Leslie Stephen; taught James Loeb who created the Loeb Editions; and was honored with the Charles Eliot Norton Memorial Lectureship ; and the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry . Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box B.
Washington, DC: US Civil Way Centennial Commission, 1963. Octavo: G/no-DJ wraps: Staple bound booklet: Covers have yellowed and darkened with age, specifically closest to the spine, light spot staining on the front and back as well: Textblock is darkened with age, pages are free of markings, folds and tears, some black and white drawings included: 73 pp.
Connecticut: American Radio Relay League, 1941. 1941 edition. Pamphlet in orange, white and black with previous owner's inscriptions on front cover; VG- condition; 31 pages of specifications, F.D.C. regulations, advertisements, and pictures. Some crinkling and wear to exterior edges, binding still strong. Interior pages have some age-toning but are otherwise clean save for the rare margin notes (about three or so throughout the whole booklet. A one page list of changes/amendments attached by publisher on inside front cover.
Cleveland: Hera Press, 1980. Octavo; VG; Paperback in clear plastic sleeve; Stapled spine; Cover is white with blue print, some smudging, slight ink notation on front; Textblock clean but for pencil underlining on page13, slight curling to page corners; 15 pages. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
South Africa: International Library of African Music, 1980. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/No-DJ(paperback as is); Spine is white with black text; Covers have general shelf wear, edge wear, rubbing, scratches and marks, age-toning, design is clear; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 139;.
South Africa: Afican Music Society, 1973. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/No-DJ(paperback as is); Spine is white with black text; Covers have general shelf wear, edge wear, rubbing, scratches and marks, age-toning, design is clear; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 109;.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1965. First edition. 18mo; pp ; VG/VG; green spine with black text; slipcase has slight sunning to exterior, strong intact exterior; dust jacket has price clipping to front flap, light sunning to exterior; cloth has slight sun fading to exterior, strong boards; text block shows light ivory toning to exterior edges; interior clean; Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
Roma: Istituto Nazionale, 1930. 16mo; G-/no-DJ; Beige spine with red text; Boards has slightly sunned exterior with some rubbing at spine & fore edges and corners, head spine edge is missing and slight linear tear at lower rear spine edge, panels are otherwise intact; Text block has slightly age toned appearance with clean pages and tight binding. Italian language. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box B.