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1 10Reynolds, Mary T Economic Development Libraries: Problems and Prospects
New Haven Yale University 1967 Pamphlet Near Fine 8vo 
Reprinted from Special Libraries, December 1966; 5 pages; Clean and tight in original light blue printed wrappers. 
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The Persian Language, 16Levy, Reuben
2 16Levy, Reuben The Persian Language
New York Philosophical Library 1951 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 8vo 
3 p.l. & 125 pages; Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A tight, clean copy in the original binding, and (price clipped) dust jacket. No marks of any sort. The endpapers have a double page map of Iran (repeated at the rear). These endpapers have faint tanning at the gutter margins, (slightly more noticeable on the blank endpapers adjacent) -- caused by glue and materials used in this original binding. This is the American issue (from the British sheets) of this volume from a well respected British series of scholarly references -- the Modern Languages section of Hutchinson's University Library. An excellent copy. 
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DORA LEE or, The visit to Montpelier, A Lady of "Louise Home" Washington ; [Lucy Burwell Page Saunders]
3 A Lady of "Louise Home" Washington ; [Lucy Burwell Page Saunders] DORA LEE or, The visit to Montpelier
Baltimore Charles Harvey & Co. 1872 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
83 pages; Former owner's name in pencil on ffep; tiny bookseller's label on fep - "J. & W.J. Entwisle Booksellers / 102 King Street / Alexandria" Clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with a blindstamped decorative border to both boards, gilt lettering at spine (rubbed). OCLC: 10945268 A very scarce juvenile book by a lady of the Old South; the story recollects life in Williamsburg in the very early 19th century during the Madison presidency. Dora, the little girl of the title receives a beautiful doll from her mother's friend Dolly Madison and there follows a visit to the Madison home Montpelier. The author Lucy Burwell Page Saunders (1808-1885) was the youngest daughter of Virginia Governor John Page and the poet, Margaret Lowther Page (1759-1835). Governor Page was a good friend of Thomas Jefferson from their college days and was also friends with the Madisons. The story is likely inspired by the Page family's visits to Montpelier. Lucy B. Page was married to Robert Saunders of Williamsburg, Virginia, a Professor of Mathematics at the College of William and Mary from 1833 until 1847 when he was appointed President of the College. During the Civil War the Saunders retreated from their Williamsburg mansion which was then occupied and plundered by McClellan's forces. Robert Saunders died in 1868. After her husband's death, Mrs. Saunders moved to Washington, D.C. where she resided in the Louise Home for Women, established by W.W. Corcoran for ladies who have seen better days. She was also the author of Leonora and the Ghost: A True Christmas Tale for Youth (OCLC: 20609293), published 4 years after this work. 
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4 A.C.E. Publications of the American Council on Education - Spring 1948
Washington American Council on Education 1948 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 8vo 
66 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Dozens of interesting titles listed, e.g. Growing Up in the Black Belt, Color and Human Nature, Youth in the CCC, Chiinese Ideas in the West, Education in the Arab Countries, etc. 
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Books and Pamphlets Fall 1947, A.L.A.
5 A.L.A. Books and Pamphlets Fall 1947
Chicago American Library Association 1947 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
30 pages; Contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers. 
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Do You Belong?  Are you qualified for membership in the A.S.M.E.?  [With t.l.s. to Theodore Edison, son of Thomas Alva Edison], A.S.M.E.  ; Ernest Hartford  ;  [Theodore M. Edison]
6 A.S.M.E. ; Ernest Hartford ; [Theodore M. Edison] Do You Belong? Are you qualified for membership in the A.S.M.E.? [With t.l.s. to Theodore Edison, son of Thomas Alva Edison]
New York American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1943 Pamphlet Very Good Oblong Small 8vo 
15 & [1] pages; This pamphlet was designed to answer questions for engineers applying for membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. It is well preserved, but unremarkable, as is the formal A.S.M.E. application form which accompanies it. The typed letter on A.S.M.E. stationery dated "January 12, 1943" which also was saved is of real interest, however, because it was sent to Theodore M. Edison, in West Orange, New Jersey. If this surname and place seem familiar, it is no accident -- Theodore Miller Edison, the fourth sone of Thomas A. Edison, was born at Glenmont, the Edison home in Llewellyn Park in West Orange, New Jersey, on July 10, 1898. His famous father was 51 years old when Theodore, his final child, was born. As a youth, Theodore Edison was called "the little laboratory assistant" by the family. He showed an early interest in science and performed many experiments at Glenmont. Thomas Alva Edison said, "Theodore is a good boy, but his forte is mathematics. I am a little afraid. . . he may go flying off into the clouds with that fellow Einstein. And if he does . . . I'm afraid he won't work with me." Thomas had been named after a beloved brother of his mother's, who had just died in the Spanish-American War. Theodore was educated at the Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and then Montclair Academy in Montclair, New Jersey. Finally, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from which he earned his physics degree in 1923. Theodore spent 1924 in post-graduate studies at MIT, and the following year he married Anna Maria (Ann) Osterhout, a graduate of Vassar College, whose father was a distinguished professor of Botany at Harvard. Theodore Miller Edison was the only member of the Edison family to graduate from college, but he did defy his father's prediction by going to work for his father's company after marriage. He began as an ordinary lab assistant and worked his way up to technical director of research and engineering for Thomas A. Edison, Inc. In later years, he founded his own company Calibron Industries, Inc. and built his own smaller laboratory in West Orange. Theodore M. Edison earned over 80 patents in his career. Of course, his world-famous father holds more patents than any other American, even 85 years after his 1931 death. He is the namesake of ASME's prestigious Thomas A. Edison Patent Award, which is given annually to a distinguished inventor. In later life, Theodore Edison became noted as an ardent environmentalist, an opponent of the Vietnam War, and an advocate of Zero Population Growth. Theodore also became a close friend and sponsor of Bessie Blount Griffin, who would eventually be recognized as one of the greatest African-American inventors. Griffin, born in 1914, was trained as a physical therapist. She worked with injured soldiers who had lost limbs during WWII and was inspired to invent an electronic feeding tube. She also invented a portable receptacle holder that could be worn around a patient’s neck. The U.S. Veterans Administration was not interested in the first invention, so Bessie Blunt Griffin sold it to the French government. The second invention did receive a U.S. patent in 1951 (Patent Number 2,550,554). She and Theodore Edison became close friends and while in his home she invented the disposable cardboard emesis basin. This invention was also not accepted by the Veterans Administration, so she sold it to Belgium. Theodore Miller Edison lived almost fifty years after receiving this letter and application package from the A.S.M.E. -- dying at age 94 on November 24, 1992 -- the last born, and longest surviving of the children of Thomas Alva Edison. He docketed his receipt of this package from the ASME with a red ink stamp: "REC'D JAN 13 1943." Theodore Edison did complete at least one portion of the elaborate application process; he (using red ink) ranked his interest in the ASME Professional Divisions. Following the directions by picking three of seventeen divisions, Theodore Edison ranked his interests as "1. Production Engineering (underlining his specialties within the division as "Machine Design" and "Production Design;" "2. Applied Mechanics (underlining "Stresses in Structures and Machines," "Vibrations," and Dynamics" as specialties); and "3. Management" (underlining "Product Research" and "Plant Equipment and Layout.") 
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HITTING, Aaron, Hank
7 Aaron, Hank HITTING
Los Angeles Audio Sports Inc. 1973 First Edition Pamphlet Near Fine 
Record & Booklet on Baseball Fundamentals; Booklet printed on photographic paper stock with step-by-step photographs of Hank Aaron demonstrating his hitting style. Accompanied by an audio record featuring Hank Aaron. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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PICASSO SCULPTEUR, Abadie, Daniel; Pierre Sterckx
8 Abadie, Daniel; Pierre Sterckx PICASSO SCULPTEUR
Paris Beaux-Arts 2000 2842783468 / 9782842783464 Paperback Fine 4to 11" - 13" tall 
48 pages; Essay by Daniel Abadie titled Picasso l'Homme, Picasso l'Oeuvre; essay by Pierre Sterckx titled Picasso, l'Acrobat et le Bricoleur; 32 pages of colour plates of Picasso's sculptural works printed on glossy photographic stock. Text in French. This publication by Beaux Art was issued on the occasion of the Exposition Picasso Sculpteur organized by the Braubourg Center at MNAM in 2000, but does not appear to be the official catalogue of the exhibition. ISBN: 2842783468 OCLC: 468192126; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Ruth and Naomi: A Sermon ...and... Wealth & Poverty: A Sermon Presented in the Reporting Style of Phonography, Abbott, Dr. Lyman ; Rev. Alfred Rowland
9 Abbott, Dr. Lyman ; Rev. Alfred Rowland Ruth and Naomi: A Sermon ...and... Wealth & Poverty: A Sermon Presented in the Reporting Style of Phonography
London Isaac Pitman & Sons 1880 Paperback Good 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Reporter's Reader No. 1; 32 pages; Original printed wrappers, splitting at spine, some pencil check marks at margins, former owner's name on front wrapper. Contents are printed in phonographic symbols and in English also. Date is approximate. Pitman shorthand is a system of shorthand for the English language developed by Englishman Sir Isaac Pitman (1813–1897), who first presented it in 1837. Like most systems of shorthand, it is a phonetic system; the symbols do not represent letters, but rather sounds, and words are, for the most part, written as they are spoken. As recently as 1996, Pitman shorthand was the most popular shorthand system used in the United Kingdom and the second most popular in the United States. 
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Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. A True Story, Written By Himself, Abbott, L. A
10 Abbott, L. A Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. A True Story, Written By Himself
New York L. A. Abbott 1870 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
x, 11-205 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine (rubbed away), cloth chipped at spine ends. Frontispiece titled "My First and Worst Wife," three additional plates titled: "Attempt to Elope with Sarah Scheimer," "Kidnapping my Own Son," and "Striking Off a Deadman's Shackles." Evidently a fictionalized autobiography of an adventurous polygamist. 
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MONEY IN THE BANK - How Safe Is It?, Abboud, A. Robert ; [Katharine Graham's Copy]
11 Abboud, A. Robert ; [Katharine Graham's Copy] MONEY IN THE BANK - How Safe Is It?
Homewood Irwin Professional Pub 1988 1556230702 / 9781556230707 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Autograph; 322 pages; Inscribed and SIGNED by the author on the ffep to Kay Graham. Katharine Graham (1917-2001) was the Publisher, and later, Chairman of the Board of the Washington Post Company. She was a noted Washington hostess, whose dinner table served so many of the powerful, influential and interesting people during their tenure in the Nation's Capitol. Former First Chicago Corp. CEO Bob Abboud describes what really goes on in the front office of a major bank and reviews how the banking system evolved and questions the safety of current banking practices.; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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12 Aboab, Isaac - 14th century [Hebrew] Sefer Menorat ha-ma'or
Vilna [Vilnius, Lithuania] Rom - Bi-defus ha-almanah yehe-ahim Rom 1890 Hardcover Good 4to 
2 vols. pages; Contemporary half pebbled dark brown morocco over black cloth. Considerable wear and rubbing to the corners, both backstrips now lost. Two volume edition of Isaac Aboab's Menorat ha-Maor, the great household book of medieval Jews. This two volume edition also has the commentary and Yiddish version of Moses Frankfurter [1672-1762] -- Nefesh Yehudah. The volumes were printed in Vilnius, Lithuania -- a major Jewish center at the time of publication. There are title pages in Hebrew and Russian (both detached and worn in the margins), followed by title pages entirely in Hebrew. 324; 328 pp. (After the Holocaust, Vilnius has a Jewish population of about half of one percent; books like this one certainly suffered a similar catastrophic decline in fortune). The provenance of our set is interesting. Leopold Strouse, the Baltimore philanthropist gave these volumes to Johns Hopkins University. The donor established the collection which Hopkins called the Leopold Strouse Semitic Collection; by the time of Strouse's death in 1904, there were over 2500 volumes. Johns Hopkins de-accessioned this set, the two Hopkins bookplates have been stamped "Withdrawn". It appears that Hopkins then sent these to the Library of Congress, so that the Exchange and Gift Division might seek another institutional owner. These were sold by the LC in the mid 1970's and entered the booktrade, after being stamped "Surplus-Duplicate." Bindings worn, and text on paper which is toned throughout and somewhat brittle. A scarce survivor. OCLC Number: 319760215. 
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Hand-Book of SOCIAL ECONOMY or The WORKER'S A B C, About, Edmond
13 About, Edmond Hand-Book of SOCIAL ECONOMY or The WORKER'S A B C
New York Appleton 1873 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
Worn at head & tail of spine, former owner's name, otherwise Very Good in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Written by a French novelist and journalist with progressive leanings. ; 
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CATALOGUES  - A lot of eleven bookseller catalogues including Catalogues 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 53, 54, 57, 58, and 72, Academy Book Shop
14 Academy Book Shop CATALOGUES - A lot of eleven bookseller catalogues including Catalogues 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 53, 54, 57, 58, and 72
New York Academy Book Shop 1935 Paperback Very Good 8vo 
A lot of 11 Bookseller's catalogues (1930s and 1940s) - contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers with some dust toning. Listings for more than 5,000 items. 
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15 Adams, Charlotte BARBE-CUES
House of Herbs 1947 Pamphlet Very Good 
19 pages; 20 pages of delicious recipes. OCLC: 811419036 Excellent "tips" and recipes; e.g. Barbecued Rump Roast, Barbecued Duck, Fried Green Tomatoes, Shish-Kebab, Grilled Lamb, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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The Education of Henry Adams - An Autobiography  Illustrated with gravures by Samuel Chamberlain. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby, Adams, Henry
16 Adams, Henry The Education of Henry Adams - An Autobiography Illustrated with gravures by Samuel Chamberlain. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby
New York The Heritage Press 1970 Hardcover Near Fine Small 4to 
Fine in Near Fine slipcase. Publisher's brown and beige boards with a swirl-marbled pattern, backed with tan cloth, with gilt title stamped (horizontally) at the top of the spine, top edges decoratively stained. Title page printed in black and red. A fine copy of the book -- clean and tight, with no markings of any sort. The brown slipcase is similarly clean and well-preserved. The copyright date of 1942 derives from the Limited Editions Club version, in which this design was first used. This Heritage Press edition is later than that, but earlier than 1970, when the Heritage Press issued a edition of this text with a completely different binding design, with the title lettered verically down the whole spine. 
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Democracy: An American Novel bound with: Marked for Life, by A. F. Pinkerton, Adams, Henry  & Pinkerton, A. F.
17 Adams, Henry & Pinkerton, A. F. Democracy: An American Novel bound with: Marked for Life, by A. F. Pinkerton
London [& Chicago] Ward, Lock -- (and Laird and Lee, Chicago) 1887 Hardcover Good+ 8vo 
186; 147 & [1] pages; TITLE I: Democracy: An American Novel. London: Ward Lock & Co., [nd. but ca. 1882]. 186 pp. Second British edition, probably an unauthorized piracy. Macmillan had published the first British edition, also anonymously, in May of 1882. This cheaply made edition has a number code at the foot of page 186 suggesting that it was printed in December, 1882. bound with....TITLE II: Pinkerton, A. F. Marked for Life. Chicago: Laird and Lee, 1887. (The Pinkerton detective series, issued monthly. No. 2, April 1887). 147 & [1, ads] pp. The second title has a tiny worm track running across the (blank) upper margins of many leaves, and stab-marks in the gutter margins from previous sewing. "Democracy" is well preserved, although its paper was clearly inexpensive and the printing job perfunctory. The binding is in medium brown cloth -- lettered in black, with the titles of the two titles running vertically up the spine, and "NAGASAKI BOWLING CLUB" running at a diagonal at the center of the front cover. Along the foot of this cover: "To Be Returned Within 10 Days." Mounted to the front cover is a bookplate, printed in black (text entirely in English) within a decorative type border -- on bright pink paper. "Nagasaki Bowling Club / Library / Vol. [354, neatly written in ink] / Members are entitled to the loan of / not more than 2 Vols. at a time for a / period not exceeding 10 days." Plain endpapers show considerable foxing, the volume has a modest "lean" and the spine has been neatly repaired along the rear gutter edge. ------ This book seems unikely to exist -- in several respects. First, the two texts which share this binding have nothing in common except their respective settings in the United States of America. The binding and the bookplate assert ownership by an entity which sounds odd and even dubious: "The Nagasaki Bowling Club." And finally, the city in which this far-fetched entity was located was incinerated on the ninth of August, 1945; one of only two instances of nuclear warfare ever perpetrated against a populated city. Even before what historians came to refer to as the "Meiji Restoration, Nagasaki had been specially designated as one of five ports in Japan in which segregated settlements for foreigners were to be tolerated -- (along with Kanagawa [Yokohama], Kobe, Niigata and Hakodate, under the terms of the Ansei Five-Power Treaties which took effect in July, 1859). By luck of geography, Nagasaki was closest to the coast of China, which made it a most important staging-area for the introduction to Japan of a dazzling variety of western technology (and people). One of the western innovations which made its way to the gateway of Nagasaki, evidently, was the bowling ball. The June 22, 1861 issue of the 'Nagasaki Shipping List and Advertiser' contains a small ad announcing the opening of the "International Bowling Saloon" on Hirobaba Street in the settlement -- evidently Japan's first bowling lane. It must have been popular among the western settlers in Nagasaki, since it soon became customary for hotels constructed for western guests to include a bowling lane or two in their basements. Bowling is a social sport, so the activity eventually concentrated in the "Nagasaki Bowling Club" -- established at No.10A Minamiyamate. The Club served for many years as a social institution for residents of many nationalities. It is recorded in the property records of the city at No. 10A -- in 1889 (but may have been established earlier). The records further indicate that Frederick Ringer (British) bought the Bowling Club at auction, in June, 1904. In that same year, Jean A. Couder, a Canadian-born former Merchant Seaman, who had stepped off his last ship in 1862 and spent the remainder of his life in Nagasaki, died in his house next door to the Club, aged 64. Counder, who owned a French restaurant and bakery in the nearby neighborhood, Oura, is recorded as having served for a period of six years as honorary secretary of the Nagasaki Bowling Club. For the two books linked together in this extraordinary volume, see OCLC numbers 17538478 & 592193. We should be most grateful (and surprised) to hear details of any other surviving volume from the "Nagasaki Bowling Club Library." 
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18 Adams, Joseph Quincy Shakespearean Playhouses A History of the English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1917 Hardcover Very Good 
473 pages; Clean and secure in original binding of brick red cloth with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Small attractive bookplate of John H. Barnes. 
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MICHIGAN THROUGH THREE CENTURIES - A Guide to an Exhibition of Books, Maps and Manuscripts in the William L. Clements Library, Adams, Randolph G.
19 Adams, Randolph G. MICHIGAN THROUGH THREE CENTURIES - A Guide to an Exhibition of Books, Maps and Manuscripts in the William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1937 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
20 pages; A nicely produced catalogue of the 50 items on display in the exhibition commemorating the centennial of the University of Michigan. Clean and tight in original light blue printed wrappers. 
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THE NOVEL OF TOMORROW AND THE SCOPE OF FICTION by Twelve American Novelists, Adams, Samuel Hopkins ; Mary Austin, James Branch Cabell, et al.
20 Adams, Samuel Hopkins ; Mary Austin, James Branch Cabell, et al. THE NOVEL OF TOMORROW AND THE SCOPE OF FICTION by Twelve American Novelists
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merril Company 1922 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
(viii), 147 pages; Clean and tight in original printed gray boards. OCLC: 10624750 Contributors include Samuel Hopkins Adams, Mary Austin, James Branch Cabell, Floyd Dell, Walso Frank, Zona Gale, Joseph Hergesheimer, Harvey O'Higgins, Robert Herrick, Henry Kitchell Webster, William Allen White, and Edith Franklin Wyatt. These articles originally appeared in The New Republic along with essays by Willa Cather and by Theodore Dreiser which are not included in this collection. Contents include: Apollyon vs. Pollyanna, by S.H. Adams.--The American form of the novel, by Mary Austin.--A note on alcoves, by J.B. Cabell.--The difference between life and fiction by F. Dell.--The major issue, by W. Frank.--The novel of tomorrow, by Zona Gale.--The profession of novelist, by J. Hergesheimer.--The new novel, by R. Herrick.--A note on the new novel, by H. O'Higgins.--A brace of definitions and a short code, by H.K. Webster.--Splitting fiction three ways, by W.A. White.--"Dreaming true", by Edith F. Wyatt.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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