New York: The Republican Club of the City of New York, 1909. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Tan spine with black text on an off-white block; Number 59 of 500 hundred limited edition copies; Boards have heavily rubbed exterior edges and corners, sunned spine, however panels are sturdy; Text block has darkened slightly with age and has deckled fore edge, slight shadow toning inside pastedowns & on end papers, but generally clean with tight binding; pp 358. Privately printed for the Republican Club of the City of New York.
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1898-1924. Contains the following 16 items in 3 categories: 1) American Negro Academy, Group of 14 "Occasional Papers" ; Washington, D.C. Group of 14 issues of this landmark African American intellectual publication, beginning with Occasional Papers No. 3 in 1898; the latest journal is No. 22 (1924). Various paginations; small 8tos, original wrappers. Condition varies; many are fragile, particularly the earliest issues, but handleable.Textblocks all appear complete. No journal is missing its front cover, i.e., all are present; however, some (Nos. 3, 4, 7 and 9) are separated and others severely chipped. The 4 issues with the loose front wrappers also are lacking a (blank) bottom wrapper. Conversely, a couple issues-- namely No. 15, No. 16 and No. 17-- are Very Good+ to Near Fine. Founded in Washington D.C by 78-year-old Reverend Alexander Crummell, the American Negro Academy was an organization of black intellectuals dedicated to the promotion of higher education, the arts, and science for African Americans as part of the overall struggle for racial equality. This group of their Occasional Papers includes: #3 Alexander Crummell's 1898 paper "Civilization the Primal Need of a Race;" #4 A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE NEGRO PROBLEM (Cook, 1898), #5 "How the Black St. Domingo Legion Saved the Patriot Army in the Siege of Savannah, 1779" (Steward, 1899),#6 "The Disfranchisement of the Negro" (Love, 1899), #7 "Right on the Scaffold, or The Martyrs of 1822 (Grimke, 1901); #9 "The Early Negro Convention Movement" (Cromwell, 1904), #11 "The Negro and the Elective Franchise" (Grimke, Cook, Hope, et al., 1905); #14 "Charles Sumner Centenary," a historical address by Grimke (1911); #15 "Peonage" (Hershaw, 1915); #16 "The Ballotless Victim of One-Party Governments", 1913 Annual Address (Grimke); #17 "The Ultimate Criminal," 1915 Annual Address (Grimke); "Papers of the American Negro Academy" series of six essays by various authors , #21 "The Shame of America, or, The Negro's Case Against the Republic" (Grimke, 1924); and #22 "The Challenge of the Disfranchised: A Plea for the Enforcement of the 15th Amendment" (Cromwell, 1924). 2) The Atlanta Riot: A Discourse by the Rev. Francis J. Grimke, Pastor of the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church, October 7, 1906 Grimke, Rev. Francis J. [s.l.]: Published by Request, 1906. 1st ed. Paperback. 14p. Softcover in original wrapper. 23cm. Poor; with loose front cover, heavily chipped, with back cover absent; textblock is complete and still stapled, though with some closed tears at spine. No markings. Very hard to find. 3) Paul Cuffe Sherwood, Henry N. Washington, D.C.: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1923. (Reprinted from the Journal of Negro History, VIII, No. 2, April 1923). 77p. Softcover in original wrapper. 25cm. Good. Despite some damage, these exceedingly scarce pamphlets represent the work of some of the greatest African American scholars of any era.; shelved case 1 or window.
1816. First Edition. Octavo, 104 pages; VG; bound in modern marbled paper wraps; mild aging to pages; boldly signed R. Rush on cover, from his own library. Great American Statesman, Author, Editor, and Patriot who played a ket role with John Quincy Adams and Jmes Monroe in proclaiming the Monroe Doctrine. Was U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, and Agent to secure the Smithson Bequest to establish the Smithsonian Institute. Richard Rush was thr son of Dr. Benjamin Rush, Founding Father and Surgeon General for the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Excellent magazine content includes a poem about the Wasp and letters that are signed in type print by Commodore William Bainbridge. Shelved case 1.
London: R. Francklin, 1739. 12mo; pp 252; Fair; brown spine with gilt text; no jacket; full leather binding has some rubbing to exterior; raised bands to spine; gilt borders to front and rear; some chipping to edges; slight defect to joints; text block has age toned exterior edges; frontispiece; cracking to gutters; text pages show slight toning;.
London: Argonaut Press, 1930. Limited edition. Octavo; Limited edition, 183/250; Good condition hardcover; Spine yellow with soiled white label and red print; Boards in yellow cloth, worn corners and spine caps, stains, smudging, shelfwear; Text block has gilt top edge, deckled-edge, clean text; Signed in ink on the title page verso by the editor; Signed in ink on page xviii by author of introductory essay, J.C. Squire; xviii, 325 pages. This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz, 1868-1880. 18mo; 5 volumes; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spines, brown with gold print; Boards quarter bound with brown leather to spines and corners, marbled paper to boards, wear to corners and spine caps, shelfwear to paper, light scuffing to leather; Textblocks have red-speckled edges, owner label on front pastedown, stains from leather edges on endpapers; CONTENTS [note: series "No." taken from Complete catalogue of the Tauchnitz Edition of British and American authors, Leipzig, 1905): Friends in Council : a series of readings and discourse thereon : in two volumes. Vol. I [No. 1303] / Sir Arthur Helps. (1873; cracked front hinge, foxing throughout; 263 pages) — A Cruise Upon Wheels : the chronicle of some autumn wanderings among the deserted post-roads of France : in two volumes. Vol. II [No. 1447] / Charles Allston Collins. (1874; surface tear to paper on rear; foxing to endpapers, age-toning to paper; 288 pages) — Two French Marriages : in two volumes. Vol. I (Collection of British Authors, vol. 991) [No. 991] / Mrs. C. Jenkin. (1868; penciled name on front flyleaf, foxing throughout; 299 pages) — A Poetry-Book of Songs and Sonnets, Odes and Idylls. Second Series, From the End of the Eighteenth Century to the Present Time [No. 1751] / Amelia B. Edwards [editor] (1878; foxing to endpapers, age-toning to paper; “A Poetry Book II”— spine; x, 334 pages) — Mrs. Denys of Cote : in two volumes. Vol. II [No. 1904] / Holme Lee (1880; foxing to endpapers, age-toning to paper; 296 pages).
London: Harmsworth Bros. 1899. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with black print; Boards in green cloth with black print, wear to corners and spine caps, light shelfwear; Text block has speckled edges, cracked hinges, spine break at p. 342, tanning to endpapers, penciled notation on front pastedown; viii, 672 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
Wein: Verlag von Sigmund Bensinger, n. d. Octavo; pp 378; VG-/no-DJ; dark rust spine with gilt text; cloth has elaborate gilt and black tooled scrollwork and borders to spine and front; gilt embossed illustration to center front; minor wear to edges; strong boards; text block has age toned edges, marbled endpapers, slighted faded; profusely illustrated; text pages are clean; German text.
Boston: William Simonds and Company, 1848. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, corners worn and exposed, tattering to spine head, worn edges, shelfwear; Text block has gilt edges, tanning/foxing to endpapers and interior, contents page for Jan.-July 1849 is inserted; July-Dec., 1848 (iv, 308 pages), Jan.-July 1849 (312 pages), illustrated.
Philadelphia: Robert DeSilver, 1819. 18mo; G-/no-DJ; Brown spine with gold text on a burgundy panel; Volume 4, this volume only; Boards have heavily rubbed exterior and corners, most notably on spine, otherwise panels are still intact; Text block has darkened slightly due to age with shadow toning on pastedowns and first & last end paper and slight foxing & tears on some pages, otherwise pages are fully bound with some writing on end papers; pp 262.
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1976. Reprinted. Large Octavo; VG-; red spines with black text; no jacket; 14 volumes: v. 1, Ancient Art: Pre-Greek and Greek Architecture, pp 304 [ISBN 0824024117]; v. 2, Ancient Art: Pre-Greek and Greek Art, pp 290 ; v. 3, Ancient Art: Roman Art and Architecture, pp 279, ; v. 4, Medieval Architecture, pp 268 ; v. 5, Medieval Art, pp 223 [082402415x]; v. 6, Fifteenth Century Art and Architecture, pp 286 ; v. 7, Sixteenth Century Art and Architecture, pp 297 ; v. 8, Seventeenth Century Art in Italy, France, and Spain, pp 282 ; v. 9, Seventeenth Century Art in Flanders and Holland, pp 291 ; v. 10, Rococo to Romanticism: Art and Architecture, 1700-1850, pp 302 ; v. 11, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture, pp 216 ; v. 12, Painting from 1850 to the Present, pp 219 ; v. 13, Islamic Art and Architecture, pp 372 ; v. 14, Chinese Art, pp 198 ; cloths have quite mild to exteriors; strong boards; text blocks only show light wear to exterior edges; previous owner's name lightly in pencil to ffeps; interiors clean; profusely illustrated; arts - History; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979. Octavo; VG/VG; orange spine, brown lettering; dust jacket stuck to boards, general shelfwear, minor edgewear, light general soiling, open tear along rear head edge, minor rubbing on fore corners, ex-library sticker on spine, spine sun toned, protected by plastic; boards strong, very minor edgewear, minor rubbing on spine edges, ex-library inserts stuck to front end paper; text block very slightly age toned, ex-library stamps and penned text on copyright page, occasional penciling, soiling on exterior edges; xi, 283pp.
London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1905. 1905 Reprint. 16mo; xi, 310 pg; VG; bound in 3/4 dark blue leather on blue cloth; gilt lettering on the spine; gilt seal on front cover; gilt seams between the leather and cloth; top edge of text block gilt; boards have mild wear including some rubbing to the joints as well as the corners; cloth is beginning to lift on the top and bottom of the rear board; browning to the textblock; shelve front case.
New York: Morehouse-Gorham Co., 1946. First Printing. Octavo; pp 573; G; burgundy spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has moderate smudges to exterior; rubbed edges; strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to front pastedown; light pencil to ffep; interior clean.
Menlo Park: A Farallon Book, Pacific Coast Publishers, 1969. Octavo; G+/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with red and black print; DJ has small tears to all edges, mild soiling, shelfwear; Boards in grey cloth with gold print, slight bump to bottom front corner, else clean and strong; Text block has penciled doodles on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; 139 pages.
Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood and Sons; Thomas Cadell, 1840. Octavo; pp 572; Fair; 1/4 bound brownish blue spine with black text to paper label; no jacket; volume 1 only; rear panel shows some peeling to exterior; sun darkened spine; heavy wear to edges and corners; sturdy boards; text block shows age darkened exterior edges; deckled edges; interior unmarked; some wear to gutter;.
Newark; London: University of Delaware Press; Associated University Presses, 1995. Octavo; pp 319; VG-/G; white spine with blue and black text; dust jacket shows mild rubbing to exterior; slight wear to edges; cloth has lightly sun faded exterior; sturdy boards; text block has mild shelf wear to exterior edges; light pencil; illustrated;.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1967. First U.S. Edition. Octavo; pp 224; VG-/G; yellow/gray spine with gilt text; dust jacket shows slight wear to exterior; mild edge wear; lightly toned flaps; cloth has little wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; previous owner's bookplate to ffep; illustrated.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1854. Thick octavo; pp 442; Fair/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; cloth shows rubbing to exterior; fraying wear to corners; heavily rubbed edges; text block has age toned exterior edges; cracking to front gutter; pencil throughout; frontispiece with tissue guard; offsetting to title page from frontispiece; previous owner's name to verso of frontispiece; age toned exterior edges.
New York: The New American Library of World Literature, Inc., 1965. Octavo; pp 149; G/no-DJ; 1/4 light tan spine with blue text; dark red cloth shows slight soiling to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; light foxing to exterior edges; hairline defect to front gutter; interior clean;.
New York: The New American Library of World Literature, Inc., 1965. Octavo; pp 142; G/no-DJ; 1/4 light tan spine with blue text; dark red cloth shows slight soiling to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; light foxing to exterior edges; hairline defect to front gutter; interior clean;.
New York: Alliance Book Corporation, 1940. First Edition. Large Octavo; VG Hardcover with G+ Dustjacket; Green spine, black and yellow text; DJ wrapped in protective archival covering, shows major ware: large open tears and prominent chipping and rubbing along outer edges and corners, 2-inch closed tear near fore edge of front cover, prominent age toning and sunning; Boards strong, corners soft, foxing on head and tail edges; Text block is age toned, shadowing on end paper and paste downs, foxing on head edge, some pages throughout are dog-eared with foxing on certain corners as well, otherwise clean, pages durable, text and illustration legible and clear, card from previous seller in back; pp 145.
Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant, Libraires, 1762. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, paneled gilt spine with two labels and gilt titling; moderate wear and rubbing to boards, cracking to hinges; text block edges red; marbled endpapers; This set is lacking the scarce third volume; ex-library, with labels to tail of spines, bookplates to front paste-downs, blind-stamp to title-pages, possible other markings; BS consignment; shelved case 3.
Beverly Hills and London: Sage Publications, 1979. First Printing. Octavo; pp 479; VG-/G; ivory spine with brown and green text; dust jacket has noticeable rubbing to exterior; some wear to edges; few small chips to edges; cloth shows very light wear; slightly rubbed corners; strong boards; text block exterior edges lightly toned; stamped numbers to ffep; tight binding; interior pages clean; illustrated.
London: T. Davies, 1767. Quarto; G; hardcover; rebound in green cloth, gilt lettering; boards slightly bowed, general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on bumping on fore corners and spine edges, soiling on front and rear, spine sun toned, some soiling in interiors, pastedowns damp stained, erased penciling on front end paper; text block age toned, separation visible in rear, occasional soiling, occasional damp staining, exterior fore edge damp stained; 395pp.
London: Printed by Iohn Beale, 1639. Newly enlarged. Small Quarto, , 340,  pages; VG; bound in full speckled calf by Riviere & Son, with their stamp, gilt rules to board edges, rebacked with spine preserved, spine paneled gilt with two black morocco labels, one mostly missing, and gilt titling; all edges gilt; some rubbing and wear to binding; amrbled endpapers; lower fore corner of ffep missing; mild foxing; bookplate of James W. Ellsworth to front pastedown; "Of the colours of good and evill, a fragment" has separate title page; register is continuous.; lacking both the first and last black leaves; Table of contents has hand-written essay numbers next to page numbers; CH consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. First American edition. Octavo; First American edition; VG-/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, red with black banner, white print; DJ has light edgewear, else clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with blue cloth to spine and grey paper to boards, light wear to spine caps and corners, else clean and strong; Text block has slight mark in ink to bottom edge, else clean and tight; xix, 295 pages, illustrated (b&w).
New York: International Universities Press, Inc., 1978. Octavo; pp 562; G/Fair; light blue spines with dark blue text; 2 volumes: vol. 1, General Theory and Perceptual Experience, ISBN 0823612503; Cognition, Language, and Symbolization, ISBN 0823612511; dust jacket shows slight soiling to exteriors; some chips to edges; closed tears to front of vol. 2; cloths have light wear to exterior; strong, intact boards; text blocks have light shelf wear to exterior edges; ex-library plates to front pastedown; interiors clean; 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. This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
New York: Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., 1989. First Library of America Printing. 10mo; pp ; VG-/VG-; black spines with white text; 2 volumes: vol. 1, Speeches, Letters, Miscellaneous Writings: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1832-1858, pp 898 [ISBN 0940450437]; vol. 2, Speeches, Letters, Miscellaneous Writings: Presidential Messages and Proclamations, 1859-1865, pp 787 [ISBN 0940450631]; black slipcase has slight shelf wear to exterior; intact panels; dust jackets show minimal wear to exteriors; cloths clean; strong boards; text block edges clean; pictorial endpapers; light pencil inside vol.1; tight bindings; ribbon marker.
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1971. First Printing. Octavo; VG-/G; pp 200; sunned green spine with beige text; this volume only; dust jacket has slight smudges to front and rear; small chips to spine; minor chips to edges; price clipped front flap; cloth shows only light wear to exterior; lightly rubbed edges; strong boards; text block exterior edges have light wear; tight binding; interior clean.
London: J. Debrett, 1802. Fourth Edition. Octavo; pp 360; Fair condition; dark brown spine with gilt text; raised bands to spine; no jacket; front board and endpaper detached at joint, as is; some noticeable rubbing to edges; gilt borders to panels; text block has age toned exterior edges; some pencil marks inside, mostly faint and in margins; previous owner's name to half title page; frontispiece; repair to pp 133, 137; illustrated; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section in a protective plastic sleeve.
Melbourne: William Heinemann, 1953. Octavo; G+/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with red print; DJ has mild edgewear, small tear to front top edge, toning to spine, peripheral toning, price-clipped; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, slight wear to spine caps and corners, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; 223 pages.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997. First Printing. Octavo; pp 430; VG-/VG-; beige/blue spine with blue and red text; dust jacket has slightly sunned spine; light wear to exterior; cloth has minimalw wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; inscribed by William Bennett.
Paris: C. H. Langlois, 1830. First edition. Set of four volumes rebound in dark green marble with embossed spine and gold gilt; VG; boards with minimal soiling; strong binding; marble edges; paper and text clean; few last pages foxed; in French; shelved above Science; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: The Grolier Club, 1924. 1/300. Large, Thin Octavo; pp 26; VG-; 1/2 bound dark beige spine with gilt text to leather label; numbered, limited copies; this is 1 of 300; red marbled boards; cloth has modest wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior clean; ex-library stamps inside; hand-made pages;.
Bern: A. Francke AG. Verlag, 1947. Octavo; pp 217; G/G-; sunned beige spine with black text; this volume only; dust jackets has small chips to edges; sun darkening to exterior; cloth shows slight toning to exterior; some rubbing to edges; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; slight writing to ffep; interior clean; good binding; German text.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1938. Octavo; pp 149; Good; 1/4 bound green spine with dark green text to paper label; no jacket; cloth has light wear to exterior; mild rubbing to spine edges; strong boards; text block shows little wear to exterior edges; frontispiece with tissue guard; interior edges lightly toned; illustrated;.
Toronto: The Macmillan Company, 1969. Octavo; First printing; G+/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue and red with gold and blue print; DJ has edgewear, small closed tear to rear top spine corner, light toning to spine, small smudge on spine and smudging to front, creasing on flaps; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, light wear to spine caps and corners, peripheral toning, else clean and strong; Text block has pink tinted top edge, vendor stamp on rear pastedown, else clean and tight; ix, 340 pages.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1965. Octavo; VG-/G+; teal spine, black lettering; all volumes' dust jackets have tape on fore corners and spine edges, general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, penned text on spine, spine sun toned, interior age toned; all volumes' boards have slight bowing, some edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, ex-libris stickers on front pastedown, stamp on front end paper; all volumes' text blocks age toned, occasional penciling, soiling on exterior head and tail edges; volume 1 dust jacket has small closed tear on head edges, chipping on spine edges; volume 2 dust jacket has open and closed tears on rear edges, open tear on rear head fore corner, damp staining on spine; volume 3 dust jacket has open tear on rear head edge; volume 4 dust jacket has small open tear on spine tail edge; volume 5 dust jacket has small closed tear on front tail edge, small closed tear on rear interior flap head edge; volume 5 text block has light soiling on exterior fore edge; 5 volumes.
New York: A Cornelia & Michael Bessie Book, Harper & Row, 1987. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG-/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, dark blue with white and gold print; DJ in mylar, slight edgewear; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; “Selected and edited by Daniel J. Boorstin and Ruth F. Boorstin”— title page; xxv, 332 pages.
New York: AMS Press, Inc., 1973. First AMS Reprint. Octavo; pp 356+340; VG; black spines with gilt text; no jackets; 2 volumes; cloths show light wear to exteriors; strong boards; text blocks have very light wear to exterior edges; lightly toned endpapers; frontispieces; tight bindings; interiors clean.
n.p. National Endowment for the Arts, 2008. Limited Edition, 1/15 Copies. Octavo, ; VG; bound in stiff ecru paper wrappers, paper front cover label, top edge cut, other edges uncut; There are fifteen copies, signed by the author, printed on Rives Heavy, and one hundred ten copies on Zerkall. This is one of the fifteen copies, with the owners name in Bradbury's hand, followed by his signature on the colophon.; PO consignment; shelved case 8.