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).
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Paris: 1816. Booklet [5x7]; pp 212; Fair/paperback; blue spine without text; missing covers, as is; spine shows vertical chipping to exterior; text block shows some darkening to exterior edges; few first pages loosed, but present; previous owner's name to title page; light foxing to few first and last pages; interior clean; minor pencil; illustrated; book contains two folding plates, at pp74 and pp150. Shelved in Netdesk office, in Ephemera Box 8.
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.
Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA: The Commission of Fine Arts and The Historic American Buildings Survey, 1967. Large Octavo; pp 126; G/paperback; black comb spine; covers show moderate wear to exterior; light toning toward edges; text block shows light age toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to first page; interior clean; illustrated.
Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA: The Commission of Fine Arts and The Historic American Buildings Survey, 1967. Large Octavo; pp 108; G-/paperback; black comb spine; gray covers show moderate wear to exterior; light sunning toward rear head edge; minor chip to spine head edge; text block shows light age toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to first page; interior clean; illustrated.
Washington, D.C. The Commission of Fine Arts and The Historic American Buildings Survey, 1969. Large Octavo; pp 233; G/paperback; light blue spine with black text; covers have slight sunning to exterior; sunned spine; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
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, DC: Printed In Pursuance of a Resolution of the U.S. Senate, Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. First edition. VG-. 4to in black-brown cloth, title on cover in gilt (simply "MAPS OF WASHINGTON" on cover). No DJ as issued. Moderate shelf and edgewear to boards; rubbing and fraying at all edges and folds, corners bumped, significant age toning to boards, significant moisture staining to rear board and spine. Age toning to textblock, minor deterioration to rear of block, may be mouse-chewed, or moisture deterioration. Foxing to endpages, and light foxing to rest of pages. Includes two of three fold-out maps tipped in on front endpage. On 6 pages after title page are paste-down newspaper cutouts from "The North American" (Feb 22, 1846), and "The Evening Transcript" (Jan 14, 1853), and an undated, unsourced article, describing sermons given in Pennsylvania, Boston, and New York, respectively. The remaining pages are numbered square breakdowns of the blocks and lots presented in the maps. 159 pp. Shelve: CASE 4 Spine is black leather, textless.
Washington, DC: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. First edition. Folio; (2), 159 pp., printed on rectos only. Three large folding maps, backed with linen. Original three-quarter calf, brown boards, gilt spine lettering, rebacked, with original spine laid down. VG, boards rubbed, particularly at spine and corners. Some scattered foxing. Ink notation on title page: "This book corrected and revised for M.G. Emery, Alderman 4th Ward by W. Forsyth, Surveyor, 10th Feb. 1857." Facing the title page is a handwritten list of squares added or corrected, 32 squares in total. Elaborate cartographic survey of the District. Shelve in Case #1.
Philadelphia: Pennsylvania R. R. Company, 1889. First Edition. 12mo.; Good condition paperback; mint green staple-bound booklet, comes in plastic protector; cover has rubbing, age toning, Covers about half separated at the spine but still intact; textblock is clean, includes foldout map; pp 16. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in Ephemera box C.
Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences- National Research Council, 1959. first edition. VG+. Two short 4tos (10" tall) in blue cloth boards, titles on spine in silver. No DJs as issued. Light bumping to bottom corners of first volume, vol II has light staining to front. Spines of both lightly age-toned. Very minor marking to textblocks, previous owner's signature on front endpage of both vols, pages otherwise clean. Pagination continues across vols. 1635 pp. Shelve Locked- LAFCADIO.
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, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977. Oblong Quarto; pp 159; G/paperback; ivory spine with black text; pictorial covers have moderate sunning to exterior; some wear to edges; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; letter from Elliott Carroll of FAIA, laid in at front pastedown; numerous floor plans and pictorial illustrations; interior light toned.
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: 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.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978. Hardcover small Imperial Octavo; VG;Tan spine, Gilt text; Inscription and signatures of Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland and Staff; Stamp from Senator's office on first title page; Tan spine with light beige boards and gilt text; Boards are clean with minimal shelf ware. Text block age toned but clean; pp 455.
Octavo; pp 196; G/Fair; sunned brown without discernible text; dust jacket has sunning to exterior; noticeable chips to corners; purple/white front has white titles and pictorial design; lightly soiled rear; mylar wraps; cloth has lightly sunned spine; small chip to front tail edge; sturdy boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
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;.
New York: Pantheon Books, 2007. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with black print; DJ has slight edgewear but is clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with black paper to spine and brown paper to boards, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; xii, 336 pages, illustrated (b&w).
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First Edition, 1st Printing. Octavo, G+/no dj, gray spine w/ black & red text. SIGNED BY AUTHOR & JIM WRIGHT. Some shelfwear; chipping/bumping to corners/spine ends, 1" tear to front joint; text block age-toning w/ rubbing to edges & back endpapers; discoloration spots to margins of pp252-61 (text/cartoons not affected). Herblock signed/inscribed to Craig Raupe, top aide to House Speaker Jim Wright. Jim Wright signed/inscribed with cartoon of Wright & Raupe by Wright; shelved in Case # 6.
Boyd, 1884. First Edition. Extra thick octavo in discolored blue/grey hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; boards show some soiling; large open gutter on back board, but binding still strong; edges soiled and dusty with previous owner's large stamp on side edge; paper and text clean; print very tight and readable; pp. 962; shelved in Second Alcove.
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.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900/1903. First Edition. Glenn Brown. History of the United States Capitol. 2 volumes. 56th Congress, 1st session, 1900/1902, Senate Document 60. First edition; folio. Both volumes in full red cloth binding with gilt ornamentation and lettering on covers and spines. The name of Albert S. Burleson (1863-1937), a former Postmaster General and U.S. Representative fromTexas, is engraved on the front cover of the first volume. Both volumes contain numerous plates, including architectural photographs and plans, portraits, and historical prints and photographs. Condition: Good. Both volumes show fraying and rubbing to head and foot of spine, edges, and corners; general marking due to shelf wear; age-toning throughout; and some chipping to the edges of pages. Both bindings also have somewhat shaken bindings. Volume 1 has a crack after the first gathering and some water-staining on the left side of the top edge throughout, though this does not impact text or plates. Volume 2 has a four-inch tear to the cloth covering over one joint (the board is still fully attached from the inside) and a notable open tear over the author’s name on the spine. There is some water staining to the cover, as well as to the upper left corner and the lower right corner throughout the volume which does not affect either text or plates. There are gutter cracks after the first gathering and before the last gathering. Dimensions 12.25 x 15.25 x 5 inches DG consignment.
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.
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: 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.
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).
Richmond: The Dietz Press, 1951. Second Edition. Octavo; VG/G+; white spine with black text; jacket has spotting, rubbing, significant edgewear, large tear on front head edge that has been taped; boards are strong; textblock has age toning, spotting around edges, otherwise clean; pp 324; has gift inscription from author on half title page.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C. Georgetown University, 1964. Hardcover Quarto; VG; Black cloth boards with gold Georgetown stamp, white text and "Georgetown University" in blind text on front, white text on spine; Boards show light general shelf ware. Foxing on portions of spine and back board; Text block age toned but clean, text and photographs are legible and clear; pp 247. Additional cost for items designated for international/expedited shipping, or anything too large or heavy (over 4Lbs) for economy shipping. Please contact shipping department for details.
Washington, D.C. Georgetown University, 1964. Hardcover Quarto; VG; Black cloth boards with gold Georgetown stamp, white text and "Georgetown University" in blind text on front, white text on spine; Boards are clean with minimal general shelf ware. Spine slightly cocked. Light rubbing on corners. Text block age toned but clean, text and photographs legible and clear. pp 247. Additional cost for items designated for international/expedited shipping, or anything too large or heavy (over 4Lbs) for economy shipping. Please contact shipping department for details.
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: Smithsonian, 2003. Second Edition, First Printing. Quarto; 539 pages; G+/G+; White and Black pictorial spine with Silver text; Fully bound in gray cloth with Silver lettering; Dustjacket protected by mylar covering, some edgewear and shelfwear, toning along edges of both covers and spine, small open and closed tears at corners, gray stain on rear cover; Boards have cocking to spine, bumping to corners, minor edgewear and shelfwear; Textblock clean; Shelved front table.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1962. First Edition. Octavo; pp 445; G/Fair; dark blue/orange pictorial spine with white text; dust jacket shows small chips to edges; modest wear to exterior; cloth has lightly sun faded exterior; slight bump to spine; text block has mild wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985. Small quarto; pp 464; VG-/G-; dark blue spine with ivory text; dust jacket has some rubbing to exterior; crease to front; crease to rear at joint; split to rear fore tail edge; slight wear to corners; cloth has slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
Washington, D.C. Grand Lodge F.A.A.M., District of Columbia, 1962. Large Octavo; pp 197; G/no-DJ; dark blue spine with gilt text; cloth has some wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; previous owner's bookplate to front ffep; slight toning to interior edges; illustrated with many photographs.
London: The Folio Society, 2015. First Edition Thus. tall, thick 8vo., 489 pp., VG-; brown cloth spine with silver lettering, brown pictorial paper boards, with sepia photograph of Lincoln to front board; mild bumping to head of spine, slight cocking to spine; mild rubbing to corners of boards; very mild shelfwear to fore-edge of text-block; bottom corner of p. 217-218 creased; housed in black slipcase; shelved Folio Society.
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).