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Montreal, Canada: McGill University, 1931. 8vo; pp. 97; 11 plates printed recto/verso, frontispiece; good or better copy in original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover. Scuffing on lower cover exposing underlying boards, call numbers lettered in white ink on spine. Bookplate showing that the book was donated to library by the author.
Montreal: Medical Museum, McGill University, 1939. Second edition, revised and indexed, 8vo, pp. xiii, , 163; frontispiece, 1 plate, and full-page facsimiles throughout text; ex-library copy minimally marked, some wear to extremities with top spine end chipped away, good and sound in original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on front cover and spine.
London: privately printed, . First edition, first issue; 4to, pp. , 33; original yellow printed wrappers bound in; contemporary olive buckram lettered in gilt on upper cover; extremities browned, mild red ink transfer on the upper wrap, a number of erudite pencil annotations; very good copy. Penzer, noting that the yellow wrappers contained a printed half-title, is frequently misinterpreted as suggesting that there is a half-title page. This is not the case. There is no half-title page, only the half-title as printed on the front wrapper. The first two issues of this title were published by Bernard Quaritch, the first issue omits the Quaritch name and the date from the title. The two issues together did not comprise more than 200 copies, "and Messrs. Quaritch state that under a hundred were sold." Ostensibly translated by Burton, he in fact was its author; written in 1857 under his nom-de-plume Hâjî Abdû Al-Yazdi but it was not published until 1880 by Quaritch. Penzer, p. 97. Casada 84.
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1945. First edition, 4to, pp. x, 220, ; 'A Report prepared on behalf of the Standing Conference on London Regional Planning by Professor Abercrombie at the request of the Minister of Town and Country Planning'; with 89 photographic illustrations, 34 drawings, diagrams, maps (some in color, folding), large folding master plan (in 2 parts) inserted at rear pocket; noted city planner Weiming Lu's bookplate on front free pastedown, minor toning, extremities a bit worn, else very good in original beige cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, in a rather chipped and toned dust jacket lettered in black.
V.p., v.d. 1845-1850. Anti-slavery Examiner, no. XI. The Constitution a pro-Slavery Compact: or Selections from the Madison Papers, &c. Second edition, enlarged. New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1845. pp. 131, ; signed "William I. Bowditch"; The Anti-Slavery Examiner, no. 13. Can Abolitionists Vote or Take Office under the United States Constitution? New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1845. pp. 39, ; Spooner, Lysander. The Unconstitutionality of Slavery. Boston: Bela Marsh, 1845. pp. 156; Spooner, Lysander. The Unconstitutionality of Slavery, Part Second. Boston: Belar Marsh, 1847. pp. -281, ; Phillips, Wendell. Review of Lysander Spooner's Essay on the Unconstitutionality, reprinted from the "Anti-Slavery Standard," with additions. Boston: Andrews & Prentiss, 1847. pp. 95, ; The Constitutionality of Slavery. Reprinted from the Massachusetts Quarterly Review. Boston: Coolidge & Wiley, 1848. pp. 48; Substance of the Speech made by Gerrit Smith, in the Capitol of the State of New York, March 11th and 12th, 1859. Albany: Jacob T. Hazen, 1850. pp. 30, ; Bowditch, William I. Slavery and the Constitution. Boston: Robert F. Wallcut, 1849. pp. 156; Stuart, M. Conscience and the Constitution with Remarks on the Recent Speech of the Hon. Daniel Webster in the Senate of the United States on the Subject of Slavery. Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1850. pp. 119, ; Report of Remarks by Rev. G. W. Perkins, on Mr. Stuart's Book "Conscience and the Constitution," at a meeting in Guilford, August 1, 1859. Commemorative of Emancipation in the West Indies [drop title], n.p., n.d. pp. 28. Together, ten titles in 1 volume, wrappers wanting; contemporary quarter morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt "Anti-Slavery Pamphlets / 3" on spine, with an old accession label at the base of the spine and an old library bookplate showing this was a gift of William Ingersoll Bowditch. Typed index tipped in at the front.
Philadelphia: J. Whetham, 1836. First edition. 12mo, pp. 360; original floral-patterned green cloth; good, with moderate wear to the extremities (especially to the front joint), and moderate foxing throughout. Freeman was a Christian abolitionist who wrote several novels in which he demonstrated theological evidence that American slavery was an evil practice that went against the lessons of antiquity and the Bible.
Boston: published by R. F. Wallcut, for the American A.S. Society, 1852. First edition, 8vo, pp. 112; removed from binding, wrappers wanting; very good. An appendix (pp. 81-112) contains letters, newspaper articles, addresses, verse, &c. relating to Kossuth's visit to the United States. Includes two original poems by W. E. Channing (BAL 3064) and a long address by John S. C. Abbot with a reply by Kossuth. Abolitionists had hoped to sway Kossuth to their cause, but, fearing that he might alienate wealthy Southerners, he kept his distance. At the same time his image as a freedom fighter did not appeal to the conservative South. Caught up in the great divide of American politics, his mission to secure funds in the New World for his homeland ended in failure. Not in LCP/HSP Afro-Americana. Sabin 38270.
New York: Committee appointed by the State Convention of the Free Democracy, October, 1854. Folio broadside approx. 14½" x 9¼", text in triple column; previous folds; very good or better. Yale, AAS, and Syracuse only in OCLC. Address of the Free Soil Party, now calling itself the Free Democracy, of New York, in condemnation of the Kansas-Nebraska bill. "Slavery is the one element that disturbs our peace and threatens our stability. Originally sectional and local, it openly aims to become national and universal ... The power of deciding it is in your hands ... Let each citizen, who has felt the insult and wrong of the Nebraska perfidy, remember his personal responsibility, and swell by his vote that record of condemnation which, gathering from state to state, is about to fill Congress with honest representatives, who will convince the slave power that 'there is a North'."
[Washington, D.C.]: Congressional Globe Office, 1851. 8vo, pp. 24; text in double column; self-wrappers; previous folds; very good. With a clipped signature of "A. Mann MC / rec. March 17, 1851" at the top of the first leaf. In 1850 Mann was engaged in a controversy with Daniel Webster in regard to the extension of slavery and the Fugitive Slave Law, calling Webster's support for the Compromise of 1850 a "vile catastrophe," and comparing him to "Lucifer descending from Heaven." Mann was defeated by a single vote at the ensuing nominating convention by Webster's supporters; but, on appealing to the people as an independent anti-slavery candidate, he was re-elected, serving from April 1848 until March 1853.
Washington: printed by J. & G. S. Gideon, 1848. First edition, 8vo, pp. 20; self-wrappers. Mann was elected to Congress in 1848 to fill the vacancy left by the death of John Quincy Adams. This is his first speech to Congress and it left a mark, advocating Congress's right and duty to exclude slavery from the territories, and in a letter in December of that year he said: "I think the country is to experience serious times. Interference with slavery will excite civil commotion in the South. But it is best to interfere. Now is the time to see whether the Union is a rope of sand or a band of steel."
Newcastle upon Tyne: Finlay and Charlton; London: Hamilton, Adams and Co.; Dublin: Currie and Co. [et al.], 1840. 8vo, pp. xix, , 44; modern card wrappers, paper label on the upper cover; title page with a small area of water damage, else very good. Includes a prefatory letter by Thomas Clarkson. Afro-Americana 6391; Sabin 44939.
Boston: Isaac Knapp, 1837. First edition, 12mo, pp. xii, 126; original muslin-backed printed paper-covered boards, the title within an ornate floral frame; edges rubbed and lightly chipped, else very good and sound. Prefatory Note by William Lloyd Garrison. George Donisthorpe Thompson (1804-1878) was a British antislavery orator and activist who worked towards the abolition of slavery through lecture tours and legislation while serving as a Member of Parliament. He was arguably one of the most important abolitionists and human rights lecturers in the United Kingdom and the United States. Not in Howes; Afro-Americana, 10215; American Imprints 47067; Sabin 95499.
Philadelphia: for sale by J. Miller M'Kim ... Merrihew & Thompson, printers, 1846. 8vo, pp. , iii, , 288; 18 parts of 16 pages each, continuously paginated; contemporary brown cloth neatly rebacked in black calf, gilt lettering on spine, new marbled endpapers; foxed throughout; otherwise very good. With general title before part 1 and part titles for nos. 2-18. The parts were originally issued from November, 1844 to April, 1846. Many of the pieces have an anti-slavery slant. In addition to numerous contributions by Whittier, a large number of American literary figures are represented: Parke Benjamin; William Cullen Bryant; Maria W. Chapman; Lydia Child; Ralph Waldo Emerson; James T. Fields; William Lloyd Garrison; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Felicia Hemans; Henry Longfellow; James Russell Lowell; Theodore Parker; John Pierpont; Epes Sargent; Lydia H. Sigourney; W.G. Simms; N.P. Willis; et al. Several entries in BAL of which the most complete is BAL 12072: sheets of the publication were issued in cloth with an index and a general title page..." Afro-Americana 10848.
Bruxelles: Librairie Universelle de Rozez, 1851. First edition thus, 2 volumes, large thick 8vo, pp. , xxiv, 1152; 1244; lexicon in double column; contemporary calf-backed boards, green gilt-lettered morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers; edges rubbed, Vol. I upper joint cracked in the middle, textblocks about fine; very good. OCLC does not locate any copies in North America as of January, 2014.
Nismes: chez Gaude Pere, Fils & Compagnie, 1777. 2 volumes, 4to, pp. , [iii]-vii, , 644; , 633, ; text in triple column; contemporary quarter calf over speckled paper-covered boards, gilt-paneled spines in 6 compartments,l red and green morocco labels in 2; top spine panel of both volumes cracked, that on volume II with loss, bottom 2 panels on volume I cracked and with old neat repair; boards rubbed, extremities rubbed and worn; good and sound. The Academy was formed in 1635 at the request of Cardinal Richelieu "after the pattern of the Italian academies of the Renaissance. The Cardinal's purposes were to create something very serious, a piece of governmental machinery to legislate for language as other bodies legislated on matters economic or judicial... In 1638, the work on the dictionary was begun. There was little practical organization of the task and hardly any efficiency. The result was an exasperating slowness which invited numerous lampoons. One wag suggested that, the dictionary then being at the letter F, he would be delighted to live until they reached G. There was one time papers were seized by creditors and the work was practically paralyzed. Finally, in 1694, that is to say fifty-eight years after its inception, the book was off the press and was presented to the king with ceremony. As was to be expected, it was ultra-conservative, and based essentially on the canons of Malherbe, with even more restrictions on the admission of popular terms" (Holmes & Schutz, Hist. of the French Lang., pp. 86-87). Not a common edition: 6 in OCLC, only UCLA in the U.S.; this eition not in Vancil.
Paris: Gabriel Martin, Jean-Baptiste Coignard, Hippolyte-Louis Guerin, 1733. 11 volumes in 14, 4to, engraved frontispiece, engraved title page, diagrams and illustrations within text; 242 engraved plates (mostly folding, depicting natural history, animals, mathematics, physics, and astronomy), all edges marbled; minor worming in corners to some leaves, map on p. 180 of v. 7 has old tape repair, else plates are fine and bright; extremities rather scuffed and worn, some hinges starting, vol. 9 quite defective back cover with loss of 2/3 of leather as well as small section of upper cover; in all, a good set in contemporary full calf with gilt rules and fleurons in corners of covers, gilt-lettered morocco labels on spine with raised bands, elaborately decorated in gilt.
Venetia: Presso Iacopo Turrini, 1680. In quest' ultima edizione, folio, pp. , 940, ; †6 ††8 A-4H6 4I8 a-g6 h-i8; text primarily in double column, engraved printer's mark, vignette titles, engraved head-pieces and initials throughout, title page "Vocabolario" typeface printed from woodcuts; full contemporary calf, 19th-century spine and tips, black gilt morocco spine label; boards and edges rubbed and worn; leaf [i8] (blank) supplied; textblock fine. 19th-century bookplates of James Barratt of Lymm Hall and Charles J. Bewlay of Carleton Hall mounted to front pastedown. The Accademia della Crusca, founded in 1582, was by far the most famous of the Italian Academies, and had as its principle object the purification of the Italian language. The Vocabolario, its greatest work, was first published in Venice in 1612. Vancil, p. 2.