Philadelphia [etc.]: The John C. Winston Co., 1934-35. I. The "Primary Edition, with every word defined so that its meaning can be easily understood." II. "Intermediate Edition, with every word defined so that its use and meaning can be easily understood." III. "Advanced Edition." Edited by William Dodge Lewis, Edgard A. Singer, Henry Seidel Canby, and Thomas Kite Brown. Each of these dictionaries comes from the reference library at Merriam Webster, and each bears their rubberstamp and spine shelf labels. All are in very good condition or better, in the orig. green cloth.
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Taipei, Taiwan: National Palace Museum, 1971. Facimile repint of 1935 title, folio, pp. , 12, 16, 22, 30, 24, 12, 20, 20, 14, 16, 27, , 14, ; black and white illustrations, including maps [one folding], mostly historical buildings; perfect bound in black paper covers; covers creased, very good.
New York: Garret & Company, 1856. First American edition, 8vo, pp. , iv, iv, , 356, ; original brown blindstamped cloth; gilt lettering on spine; spine extremities a bit scuffed; spine faded; binding a bit skewed; otherwise very good. The author of this anonymous work has been attributed either to Matthew Estes, the author of A Defence of Negro Slavery (1846), or Marion Southwood, the author of Beauty and Booty: The Watchword of New Orleans (1867). On the spine the title reads: Tit for Tat: A Reply to Dred, probably in reference to Dred Scott, an enslaved African-American who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom and citizenship in the 1857 Supreme Court case of Dred Scott v. Sanford. In the preface, the author criticises the hypocrisy of British citizens for directing their outrage at American slavery, but not the state of their own "slaves," namely, Britain's exploited class of chimney sweeps. Wright II, 2288 identifies the author as Southwood. NUC identifies the author as Estes. LCP/HSP Afro-Americana Catalogue, 9661, author remains unidentified.
London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., [n.d.] (circa late 1800's). 3 volumes, 8vo, pp. 320; 304; 308; 30 hand-colored etchings and numerous woodcuts by John Leech, full contemporary polished tree calf by Mansell, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate on front pastedowns, some light toning, hinges weak, spine ends chipped, 'Rome' binding seared at edges and spine, covers detatched; internally very clean and bright.
Omaha: Abattoir Editions, University of Nebraska, 1982. Edition limited to 195 copies, 8vo, pp. 64; 4 full-page illustrations printed in green; original gray cloth, printed wrap-around label on upper cover and spine; fine. Printed on a Washington press with Romulus type and Cancellersca display on Ragston paper by Kathleene West and Don Knoepfler.
Omaha: Abattoir Editions, University of Nebraska, 1982. Edition limited to 150 copies (this, no. 99), 4to, pp. 38, ; text in double column; 2 wood engravings by McCurdy; original brown paper wrappers, wrap-around label on spine and upper cover; fine. Printed by Harry Duncan on Japanese etching paper.
Omaha: Abattoir Editions, University of Nebraska, 1984. Edition limited to 250 copies (this, no. 146), 8vo, pp. 59, ; fine in original tan cloth, printed wraparound label on spine and upper cover. Printed by Harry Duncan from Walbaum types and the artist's original woodblocks on Ingres Antique laid paper.
Omaha: Abattoir Editions, University of Nebraska, 1983. First edition limited to 290 copies (this, no. 95 and one of 198 copies printed on Rising book paper), 8vo, pp. 79, ; frontispiece; original cream-colored linen, printed paper label on spine; fine. Printed by Harry Duncan, Roger C. Nielson, and Alison Wilson.
Omaha: Abattoir Editions, University of Nebraska, 1983. Edition limited to 290 copies (this, no. 73), large 8vo, pp. ; printed in red and black; fine in original burnt orange paper wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover; stitched in the Oriental style; fine. Printed by Harry Duncan from Joanna and Perpetua types on Goyu paper.
Omaha: Abattoir Editions, University of Nebraska, 1981. First edition limited to 290 copies (this, no. 285), 8vo, pp. 51, ; printed in red and black; original sheep (?) backed paper-covered boards, printed paper label on spine; fine. Dedicated to Richard Lattimore. Printed on Ingres-Fabriano paper from Bembo type, Joanna italic and Octavian capitals and Perpetua initials, by Harry Duncan and Mark Watson.
Omaha: Abattoir Editions, University of Nebraska, 1977. Edition limited to 200 copies (this, no. 197), 8vo, pp. 59, ; printed in tan and black; original black cloth-backed paste-paper boards, printed paper label on spine; front hinge starting, otherwise fine. Signed by the author or the title page.
Omaha: Abattoir Editions & the Cummington Press, University of Nebraska, 1974. First edition limited to 430 copies, square 4to, pp. ; 8 drawings by Mall; original tan cloth, illustrated paper label on upper cover; fine. Printed by Harry Duncan, with Robert Fritzmeier and Nicholas Wees on Ragston paper.
[Willetts Point, N.Y.]: printed on the Battalion Press, Corpl. Carmichael & Pvt. Redfield, printers, 1873. 4to, pp. , 16-23,  (i.e. 7 leaves); errata slip tipped in between the first and second leaves; original printed yellow wrappers; nibbling along the bottom edge; all else very good. There are several small ink corrections in a contemporary hand (authorial?). Hagley Museum & Library and Buffalo Historical Museum are the only copies located in OCLC where 13 titles are listed as being printed at the Battalion Press 1872-76, but by 1882 at least 50 had been published.