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Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1955. First edition, 8vo, pp. ix, , 129; fine in original black cloth lettered in silver, very good dust-jacket with light edge wear. The book's 3 essays are Thomas Jefferson and the Freedom of Books by Arthur Bestor, Mr. Lincoln and the Books He Read by David C. Mearns, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Books by Jonathan Daniels.
New York: George Braziller, . 4to, pp. 26, [139 plates w/text]; illustrated with beautiful reproductions in color from the Illuminated Manuscript belonging to the Musée Condé, Chantilly, France; Translated from the French by Victoria Benedict; fine in original maroon cloth decorated in gilt on upper cover and spine, in fine slipcase.
[Vietnam]: [ấp chiến lúợc xây dựng xã-hội mới], n.d. [1960s]. Large vertical 8vo, 19 leaves printed on recto only; a children's book with large illustrations and a few lines of text in Vietnamese on each leaf. depicting construction, organization, and planning; illustrated paper wrappers, covers soiled, good and sound.
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1848. 8vo, pp. , 36, 35, , 47, , 40, 48, 39, , 32, 52, 56, 48, 36, 24; text illustrations throughout with full-page engravings heading each section; contemporary green cloth, gilt title on spine; light wear to extremities, edges spotted, very good with contemporary inscription reading: "To William Saunders a small present from his friend [?] Lovels." With sections on paper, glass, leather, parchment, glue, sugar, and various textiles.
Halle (Saale): verlag von Ehrhardt Karrass, 1909. Folio, 14 vols in 7, published from 1909-1922, approximately 1200 plates from a serial collection of facsimile specimens of 15th century type, including initials and decorative type, accompanied by information on the printer, the typeface, font size, and details of the publication. Quarter goat over marbled boards, gilt title on spine; headbands worn, library stamp on endpapers, very good and sound. This project published serially from 1907 to 1939, and totaled 2460 plates by the end of its run. It remains the largest series of type specimen facsimiles for the period.
[Racine, Wisconsin]: [The Johnson Foundation], . 4to, unpaginated; faint library stamp on upper cover (dated 1965), covers a bit worn, else very good in dark green pictorial wrappers. "A group of 70 Midwestern communicators in two important fields --the press and college teaching-- met at Wingspread, conference center and home of The Johnson Foundation, on March 7, 1964, for an up-to-the-minute briefing on factors relating to the current situation in Viet Nam and southeast Asia" (introduction).
Birmingham: printed by John Baskerville, 1765. First and only edition, 18mo in sixes, 96 leaves, [†]2 a-c6 d2 B-N6 O2; full modern calf, gilt-lettered spine in 6 compartments, marbled endpapers; hinges a bit rubbed, else near fine. A dictionary in the "hard words" tradition, omitting "the common words of the language," and designed for the use of "young ladies, and gentlemen, too, who have not had the advantage of a liberal or learned education" (Preface). Halkett & Laing, Kennedy, and Alston attribute the work to Baskerville himself. In the noted dictionary collector Tom Rodger’s copy of Alston, he attributes it to Joseph Priestley. Gaskell 31; Vancil, p. 245; Kennedy 6264; Alston V, 237.
Engraved illustration showing Vesuvius erupting with groups of people in the foreground exclaiming and running to escape; 19" x 13"; engraved by Charles Guttenberg after Hubert Robert; light staining mostly to the margins, small chips at edges; very good. Probably from Saint Non's "Voyage pittoresque ou description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicilie."
[Washington D.C. Agency for International Development, 1967]. oblong 8vo, unpaginated; numerouse black & white photographic illustrations, accompanied with quotes by President Johnson; original pictorial wrappers, stapled; light wear to extremities, overall very good. "This photographic essay depicts the conditions which call AID's men and women to the Vietnam task." (intro).
New York: R. Worthington, ca. 1900. Small 8vo, pp. 295, ; contemporary green cloth, decorative spine stamped in black and gilt, yellow glazed endpapers; extremities fraying from shelf wear, spine a bit cocked; joints cracked, else interior fine. 16 pp. of advertisements from Ward, Lock & Co. (London) bound in rear.
Chicago: Wilcox & Follett Co., 1946. 8vo, 764pp., text in double column, plates (some in color), illus. in text, useful appendices; good, sound copy in orig. blue cloth. From the title-page: ""This dictionary is not published by the original publishers of Webster's Dictionary or by their successors, and is in no way related to, or based on, the so-called International Dictionary or its abridged editions.""
Springfield: printed by G. and C. Merriam, 1836. Pamphlet, approx 4½" x 7½", pp. 16; original printed paper wrappers; vertical fold, a touch of soiling, very good. A list of students and teachers, plus rates for room, board, and courses, textbooks, term schedule, and an inventory of "aparatuses" for scientific instruction. The academy had 180 boys and 86 girls enrolled, and their names, residence, and rooms are noted. AAS Only in OCLC.
New York: Dr. Williams Medicine Co., 1897. 8vo, pp. 32; original pictorial wrappers; vignette wood engravings throughout; very good. A promotional give-away from the Dr. Williams Medicine Co.,touting various medicines for a variety of diseases, perceived or otherwise. The dictionary itself "contains over 10,000 words and definitions, carefully compiled from Webster, Worcester, and Johnson, the best dictionary makers of our language."