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Washington DC: US Congress, 1849. 1st. 12mo, 3pp, Very Good condition with light foxing typical for a document of this age. A US Navy Captain captured a suspected slave ship and sent it to Philadelphia. The owners later sued for libel, but lost. The Captain had to pay his own legal fees. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 3.
Brunn: Rudolf M. Rohrer, 1870. Offprint [Centennial]. Octavo; fair+/wraps; tan spine with no text, saddle-stitched; black text on front panel; ex libris, signature, Absolon [author-surgeon, NIH]; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 19 pp.; age-toning; wraps, sunned; edges, open tears; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 4.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Revised Edition. Quarto; VG-/G Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; Black spine with Yellow and White text; Dustjacket has moderate edgewear, some sheflwear, small open and closed tears along edges of spine and both covers, fraying and small open tears at corners; Boards strong, some edgewear, slight shelfwear; Textblock clean; 411 pp; Inscribed by author on half title page.
Colombo, Sri Lanka: Afro-Asian Writer's Bureau, 1967. 5x7", pictorial wraps, 59pp, Very Good condition, with little edgewear and some color transfer on the lighter rear cover. Opera set in 1939 during the War of Resistance Against Japan (WWII) about a communist party member who works for the railroad and resists the Japanese. Includes photos of the principals in scenes from the play. Includes as foreword a letter from Chairman Mao congratulating the performers after a performance of a different production, "Driven to Join the Liangshan Mountain Rebels" in 1944. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 1.
Washington DC: US Congress, 1848. 1st. 12mo, 27pp, Good condition with light foxing typical for a document of this age. Disbound from a bound volume of congressional reports, all pages loose. Report #187 30th Congress - 1st Session Committee on Military Affairs 1848. Granting of a petition for compensation of loss of property, namely a slave, while in goverment service.
Chicago: Woodstock Typewriter Co., 1930. n/a. 5/7" pamphlet in wraps, 24pp. Condition is Very Good except for soiling on covers. Beautiful 4-color process cover illustration of a modern skyline. Profusely illustrated detailing the Woodstock's features, with three pages samples of all the fonts that were available for this machine. Includes errata slip laid in at page 5. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 1.
Leipzig: Max Altman, 1908. Neue Ausgabe. 12mo; fair/wraps; tan spine with black text, perfect-bound; ex libris, initials, title-page; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 70 pp.; illus.; age-toning; wraps, sunned; spine, splits and tears; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN SCRIPT. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 4.
Little Ferry: Semper Fi Company, 1970. Octavo; 1st printing; G+/Fair+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, pink with black print; DJ has edgewear with small tears at spine ends and flap corners, two-inch closed tear to front flap fold, toning to spine, foxing to front, mild shelfwear; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block has spotting to top edge, folded chart present but unglued from rear pastedown, else clean and tight; 203 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1977. 1st. small 8vo, 16pp, on laid paper in a like envelope. Very Good condition. Exhibition catalog for the Lessing J Rosenwald collection of 45 vellum books displayed at the Library of Congress in 1977. List with a description of the items as well as a short article on vellum. Limited to 1600 copies. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 2.
Washington DC: US Congress, 1849. 1st. This package includes: A joint resolution by the Senate and House of representatives to send condolences to the family of General Lafayette, and to embark upon an official period of mourning for thirty days. A January 3 1849 congressional report on the claim of an individual to be reimbursed for expenses he undertook in 1824 in paying for the Marquis de Lafayette's visit to the United States that year. A January 3 1849 congressional report on the claims of three individuals to be reimbursed for expenses undertaken in 1838 in furnishing to the Republic of Texas a navy consisting of one ship, two brigs, three schooners, armed and provisioned, along with clothing and supplies for four hundred men for four months. 12pp, 6 x 9" Light foxing typical for a document of this age. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 3.