Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951. Octavo; 506 pages; VG-/G; Sunned brown spine with faint brown text; Dustjacket has sunning to spine, open tearing along spine edges and at corners, closed tearing along head edge of both covers, mild edgewear and shelfwear; Boards have bumping to corners, minor edgewear and shelfwear; Textblock has age toning to some pages; RWO.
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New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1947?]. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xxvii, 188 pages; VG-/VG-spine black with brown lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut, some toning to spine, mild shelfwear and rubbing, some chipping to head and tail of spine; spine lightly cocked; light and scattered pen marginalia; text block toned; shelved case 10.
London: Geoffrey Bles Ltd, 1948. Second Edition. Octavo; G/G-; deep beige spine with black text; second edition; dust jacket has modest soiling wear; some chips to edges with tape mend inside dj; dj interior has age toned somewhat; cloth exterior shows fairly mild wear; good, intact binding; text block edges have slightly age toned; offsetting to endpapers; interior only lightly toned; pp 191.
New York: Haskell House Publishers, 1970. Reprint. Octavos, Ten Volumes; G+; Full cloth with gilt lettering to spines; Boards show light wear to edges and occasional light soiling to covers; Textblocks have light age-toning to edges. RWO-LC. [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].
Harper & Row: New York, 1964. First Edition. Octavo, 293 pages, G; bound in publisher's special presentation issue binding of full blue crushed morocco, front cover double-ruled in gilt, with gilt central presidential seal, paneled spine ruled in blind with gilt lettering; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; front board detached but present; some wear and scraping primarily to spine and rear hinge; housed in publisher's slipcase of matching blue marbled paper, uniform wear and rubbing; Inscribed 'For Arthur Krim / With appreciation / Jacqueline Kennedy' on the sfep; DK consignment; Shelved case 5.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931 - 1944. First Editions. Octavos, Thirty-Eight Volumes; G+; Three-quarter pigskin leather and brown buckram boards, with gilt lettering to spines; Complete but for Volume 11; Boards show light plus wear to corners, very faint occasional soiling to buckram, and minor wear to joints; Textblocks have very light age-toning to pages interiorly, with some mild shelfwear to the bottom edges on several volumes; All edges marbled, with marbled endpapers; Set belonging to longtime South Carolina Congressman John L. McMillan (1898 - 1979); Includes 36 of 37 text volumes, plus two index volumes. RWO-LC [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].
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950 - 1990. First Editions. Large Octavos, Twenty-Four Volumes; G/G; Light beige spines with black and light brown lettering; Lacking dust-jackets on Volumes 1, 6, 8, 16, and 23, with full grey buckram with gilt lettering to spine; Dustjackets have light to moderate age-toning, light wear to bottom edges and corners, and minor shelfwear overall; Boards show light plus wear to corners and bottom edges; Textblocks have light uneven age-toning to edges, moderate foxing to top edges, and minor shelfwear to bottom edges on several volumes; The first twenty-four of 45 total volumes; CONTENTS: Vol. I. "1760-1776" (lviii, 679 pages) (lacking dustjacket) -- Vol. II. "January 1777 to June 1779" (xxiv, 665 pages) -- Vol. III. "June 1779 to September 1780" (xxxiv, 672 pages) -- Vol. IV. "October 1780 - February 1781" (xxxviii, 702 pages) (t.e.d. red) -- Vol. V. "February 1781 to May 1781" (xxxvi, 705 pages) -- Vol. VI. "21 May to 1 March 1784" (xxxvi, 668 pages, [15 b/w photo prints at back]) (t.e.d. red, lacking dustjacket, and ex-library book) -- Vol. VII. "March 1784 to February 1785" (xxviii, 652 pages) (t.e.d. red) -- Vol. VIII. "25 February to 31 October 1785" (xxx, 687 pages)(t.e.d. red, lacking dustjacket, and ex-library book) -- Vol. IX. "November 1785 to June 1786" (xxx, 669 pages) -- Vol. X. "June1786 to December 1786" (xxx,654 pages) -- Vol. XI. "January 1787 to August 1787" (xxxiv, 701 pages)(t.e.d. red) -- Vol. XII. "August 1787 to March 1788" (xxxviii, 701 pages)(t.e.d. red) -- Vol. XIII. "March 1788 to October 1788" (xxxii, 664 pages). RWO-LC. [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].
New York: Columbia University Press, 1969. First Editions. Octavos, Eight Volumes; G+/G; Multi-colored dustjacket spines, with graphic stone texture and black lettering; Dustjackets show light wear to head/tail of spines, and some light shelfwear overall; Prices clipped in some volumes, unclipped in others; Boards have very light wear to bottom edges; Textblocks have very minor shelfwear to bottom edges, some light foxing to the top edge of Vol. II, and very light age-toning to pages throughout interiorly; CONTENTS: Vol. I. "Trygve Lie 1946 - 1953" (xvi, 535 pages) -- Vol. II. "Dag Hammarskjold 1953 - 1956" (xvi, 716 pages) -- Vol. III. "Dag Hammarskjold 1956 - 1957" (xviii, 729 pages) -- Vol. IV. "Dag Hammarskjold 1958 - 1960" (xvi, 659 pages) -- Vol. V. "Dag Hammarskjold 1960 - 1961" (xviii, 592 pages) -- Vol. VI. "U Thant 1961 - 1964" (xx, 708 pages) -- Vol. VII. "U Thant 1965 - 1967" (xx, 633 pages) -- Vol. VIII. "U Thant 1968 - 1971" (xviii, 719 pages). RWO-LC. [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].
Irvington-on-Hudson: The Foundation for Economic Education, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 90 pages; G; bound in publisher's green cloth with black stamping and lettering; mild shelfwear and rubbing, light fraying and chipping to head and tail of spine, light bumping to corners; ink name to ffep; pencil underlining and marginalia consistently throughout, pp. 76-77 toned from newspaper clipping; shelved case 10.
Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG-/VG; red spine with white text; first edition, first printing; dust jacket shows minimal wear; cloth exterior clean; slightly cocked spine; text block edges clean; some underlining and notations, otherwise interior good; illustrated; pp 298.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1936. Octavo; 264 pages; G+/G-; Brown spine with dark blue text; Dustjacket has large open tear along head edges of spine, open tears at top corner of both covers, chipping along head edges, sunning to spine; Bumping and rubbing to corners, bumping and bending along spine edges; Textblock has age toning, brown spots along fore edge; RWO.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. First Printing. Octavo; VG-/VG-; lime green and green pictorial spine with black text; first printing; rare and scarce Asimov book, traces United States history from the Reconstruction through World War I; dust jacket exterior shows minimal wear; lightly sunned spine; ex-library sticker to spine; cloth exterior clean; strong boards; mylar wrapped jacket; text block edges have mild yellowish toning; jacket flaps adhered to pastedowns; few ex-library markings inside with pouch adhered to rear pastedown; as is; interior clean; illustrated; pp 241.
New York: The Free Press, 1990. First Printing. Octavo; G+/G; black spine with red and white text; first printing; exterior to jacket shows modest wear with slight soiling; rear has mild toning; flaps has slightly age toned; one or two chips to edges; cloth exterior has very slight wear; slightly cocked spine; textblock exterior edges have some smudges as well as minor foxing; interior clean; pp 432; inscribed by author.
New York: Barnes & Noble, 1984. First US Edition. Octavo; pp 225; VG/G+; blue spine with black and white text; first US edition; dust jacket shows fairly mild wear; few crinkles to edges; spine has lightly sunned; price clipped front flap; minor foxing to flap edges; minimal wear to black cloth; tight binding; textblock edges have very light tone; frontispiece; tiny smudge to frontispiece and facing page; interior pages clean.
Indianapolis and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1972. First Printing. Octavo; G+/G; blue and black lettering to ivory white spine; first printing; dust jacket exterior shows modest handling wear with few minor chips to edges; deep yellow cloth has slight whitish spotting to tail edge; exterior shows minimal wear otherwise; good binding; exterior text block edges have light toning; light soiling to fore edge; interior good; pp 384; inscribed by Morris Udall.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972. First Printing. Octavo; G/G; off-white spine with blue and black text; stated first printing; dust jacket exterior shows modest handling wear; mild tone to exterior also; one or two minor chips to edges; minor ink mark to front flap; cloth exterior has sunned spine and edges; mildly cocked spine; text pages edges have some smudges and small marks; light offsetting to endpapers; slight marginalia and underlining throughout text; few notations to rear endpaper; pp 309; inscribed by author to Elizabeth (E.S. Brownstein).
London: George Allen & Unwin (Publishers) Ltd, 1985. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/G+; gray spine with white text; first edition; dust cover exterior has gentle shelf wear; very minor wear to edges; black exterior to cloth shows fairly mild wear, one or two miscellaneous marks; sturdy binding; textblock edges have mildly toned; few notations inside; pp 228.
Paris: Calmann-Levy, 1977. Octavo; VG-/paperback; blue spine with white and yellow text; sunned spine; previous bookshop's price sticker to rear; green covers have only mild wear otherwise; good binding; edges to textblock show slight age toning; some underlines and notations inside; pp 327; text in French.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First Edition. Octavo; 378 pages, xviii; G+/G; Sunned brown spine with red and blue text; Dustjacket protected by mylar covering, sunning to spine, tearing along spine edges, chipping to corners, small open tear on spine, discoloration along edges; Rubbing along edges, slight tearing along spine edges; Textblock has brown stain along fore edge of pages 10-24; Shelved Case 1.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1939. Octavo, , vii-viii, 148 pp. Good; bound in black cloth with gold lettering to spine, some surface marks to covers and slight wear and creasing to spine edges and corners; binding tight; text block slightly age toned but clean; some pencil marks throughout, pages else clean; RWO consignment.
Westport CT: Greenwood Press, Publishers, 1980. Reprint; First Greenwood Press Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG-; black spine with gilt text; reprinted; first Greenwood Press edition; first printing; no jacket; cloth exterior has very slight wear; minor bumping to fore corners; tight binding; strong boards; text block exterior edges have very light tone; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; pp 398.
Cambridge MA: Schenkman Publishing Company, 1975. Octavo; VG-/G; black spine with light blue and white text; dust jacket exterior shows slight shelf wear; mild soiling to rear; minor edge wear; cloth exterior has minimal wear; tight binding; straight boards; text block exterior edges have very light tone; mild offsetting to rear endpapers; interior clean; illustrated; pp 307.
Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 1969. Second Revised Edition. Octavo; VG-; red spine with black text; second revised edition; no jacket; cloth exterior shows only mild wear; solid binding; straight boards; textblock exterior have slight toning; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; illustrated; pp 392.
Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliott, 1832. Fifth American Edition. Octavo; G; dark brown spine with gilt text; fifth American edition; ex-library; full leather binding; full title: A Treatise on Political Economy; or the Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Wealth; board exteriors have some rubbing with few scratches; rubbed edges; ex-library markings to spine; gilt rules to spine; gilt scroll design to fore edges; textblock exterior edges have age toned; some ex-library labels and markings inside; small ex-library pouch to rear pastedown; slight defect to hinges; partial chipping to rear pastedown due to bending; two pages of advertisement at front; some foxing to most pages; few, slight notations inside; illustrated; pp 455.
Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1995. A Liberty Classic edition. Octavo; 4 volumes bound in 2 volumes; A Liberty Classic edition; VG; Paperback; Spine, white with black print; Covers have light toning to spine, slight edgewear, else clean and bright; Text blocks clean and tight; Illustrated with b&w plates of original title page for each volume; CONTENTS: Vol. 1. (ISBN 0865971315) xxxvii, 493 pages — Vol. 2. (ISBN 0865971331) paged 497-1018. [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].
Basingstoke and London: Macmillan Press, 1988. First Edition. Octavo; pp 260; VG-/VG-; light beige spine with grayish green text; first edition; dust jacket shows mild sunning to spine; otherwise exterior very good; mylar wrap to jacket; cloth exterior has minimal wear; tight, intact binding; textblock exterior edges have slight toning; frontispiece; interior pages clean.
1571 - 1947. The Russell Collection contains over 300 books, broadsides, and pieces of ephemera produced between the waning decades of the ancien regime and the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. The collection was assembled in the early 1950s by William F. Russell (1890 – 1956), President of Columbia University’s Teacher’s College from 1949 to 1954. With material spanning the 16th to the early 20th century, the majority of the collection was produced between 1775 and 1800. Highlights include early editions of the 1791 and 1793 French Constitutions, letters written and signed by pioneering economist Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, and official documents signed by Robespierre and other members of the Comite du Salut Public. The Collection is comprised of the following components: 1) The French Monarchy and the Ancien Regime; 2) Ideological Roots of Revolution; 3) The Transition to Republicanism and Collapse of the Monarchy; 4) The National Convention and the Committee for Public Safety; 5) Historical and Contemporary Context; and, 6) Miscellanea (Ephemera, Manuscripts, and Books). Most of the printed material was published by one of the two major publishing houses in Limoges. This concentration of material from a single city offers perspective on the publication and distribution of political and governmental texts in a particular city or departement (one which was especially impacted by the Crown’s frequently shifting tax and trade policies). It also provides important insight into the early work and career of Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, who served as intendant of Limoges from 1761 – 1774. Limoges was home to several printing houses which, at various times during the Monarchy and Revolution, were designated as official printers of government documents for the region. Most notable among these were the Barbou and Dalesmes families. Both families had been established printers for centuries, but the Barbou appear to have been too closely aligned with the ecclesiastical hierarchy – after 1791, all of the officially published material printed in Limoges was released by members of chez Dalesme. 1) The French Monarchy and the Ancien Regime A significant portion of the collection is made up of documents from the reign of Louis XVI, issued by the crown, members of the regime, and the Parisian Parlement in the two decades leading up to the Revolution. These items, ranging from royal decrees to trial testimonies, illustrate governmental practice under the monarchy, especially as it relates to trade policy and criminal justice. 2) Ideological Roots of Revolution The Russell Collection includes a number of books and tracts from writers crucial to the development of revolutionary thought and discourse in France during the 18th-century. First or early editions by Mirabeau, Raynal, Mounier, Marat, and Condorcet, written before and during the upheavals of the early 1790s, reveal the increasingly liberal and radical intellectual currents among France’s intelligentsia. First or early editions of works by Jacques Necker and Turgot also appear, shedding light on abortive efforts at modernization during the various governments under Louis XVI. 3) The Transition to Republicanism and Dissolution of the Monarchy The full span of the National Assembly, from its foundations during the Brienne and Necker governments to its ceding of legislative authority to the National Convention, is captured through official printed documents (Royal and republican), periodicals, regionally-drafted complaints and instructions, and published addresses. Also included are first or early editions of the French Constitutions of 1791 and 1793, as well as various edicts and documents issued by Louis XVI during l’Assemblee Nationale. The formal inauguration of the National Convention (and the removal of all executive powers from the King) is represented both by an Extrait of the relevant Assembly session, and in an officially published broadside explaining “des motif d’apres lesquels l’Assemblee Nationale a proclame la convocation d’un Convention nationale, et prononce la suspension su Pouvoir executive dans les mains du Roi.” 4) The National Convention and the Committee for Public Safety; A substantial component of the Russell Collection is comprised of material created by, or related to, the Convention Nationale and the Comite du Salut Public. Nearly 90 official decrees from the legislative body are present, in addition to numerous printed addresses, departmental complaints, and two officially published broadsides related to the trial of Louis XVI. Other highlights include printed decrees and orders from the Committee for Public Safety, a document issued by the Parisian Communards, and an order signed by seven members of the Committee. 5) Historical and Contemporary Context; A subset of the Collection is made up of books and pamphlets responding to the events of the Revolution, from contemporaneous accounts to late 19th-century histories. The works published during the 1790s and early 1800s, whether biographies of revolutionaries or socio-political commentaries, reveal the mix of horror, regret, enthusiasm and hope stirred up among emigres, international observers, and participants in the revolutionary melee. The texts printed after 1840 reflect the intensive, documentary approach of the French historians in the latter half of the century. 6) Miscellaneous Documents (regional, subject-specific, etc.). Also included are a number of items (ephemera and manuscripts) that are either subject specific and tangentially related to the French Revolution (i.e.; treatises on the French language, moral philosophy deduced from botanical studies, 17th century medicine), or specific to Limoges and the Haute-Vienne. The latter includes several 16th and 17th century manuscripts from Limoges and Orleans. Several 20th century books, inscribed to the collector W.F. Russell, appear in the collection as well. All items are in good or better condition, unless otherwise stated. To view the full inventory, please click HERE.
London: Anti-Jacobin Office, 1804. Octavo; 542 pages; G; 3/4 bound in brown leather with patterned paper boards; Rubbing along edges, slight bumping to corners, cracking to spine leather, spine label missing, partial splitting along joints, peeling to paper on rear cover; Textblock has age toning, foxing to pages, brown stain along gutter of title page, light drawing in pencil on verso of rear endpaper; RWO.