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Image for DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN SOCIETY  Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia Volume I

DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN SOCIETY Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia Volume I

By: American Social Registry, Inc.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, American Social Registry, Inc.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38682

Condition: Very Good+


215 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with decorative stamping in blind at spine and front cover. From the Preface: "For the first time members of society residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are adequately listed, whether they make their homes in small or large communities. Also they have received this adequate listing in a volume edited from a comprehensive, national viewpoint, by persons intimately conversant with local condition." Each persons listing includes keyed abbreviations to indicate their membership in Private Clubs and Histo... View more info

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STYLE BOOK - Men's Fashions showing What to Wear for Autumn and Winter 1910

By: Anonymous

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Chicago, Universal Tailoring Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40612

Condition: Very Good+


16 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers. Wonderful advertising booklet with image of a fisherman and a Native America in a canoe. Illustrated throughout with men in suits, overcoats, evening wear and vests. View more info

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Slip into a BRADLEY KNITWEAR and Out-of-Doors - Fall and Winter 1927

By: Anonymous

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Delavon, Wisconsin, Bradley Knitting Co.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40614

Condition: Very Good+


20 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers. Wonderful advertising booklet with colour image of several gentleman (including one in a leather football helmet) hoisting a fellow on their shoulders in celebration. Illustrated throughout with images of folks in knitted sweaters, scarves, hats, etc. engaging in various outdoor sports, e.g., football, golf, ski-ing, etc. Includes some fashions for children, babies, and women as well as the predominant menswear. View more info

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THE BRADLEY KNIT WEAR BOOK 1915-1916

By: Anonymous

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Delavan, Wisconsin, Bradley Knitting Co.: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40615

Condition: Very Good+


20 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers. Wonderful advertising booklet with colour image of a boy and girl snow ski-ing. Illustrated throughout with images of folks in knitted sweaters, scarves, hats, etc. engaging in various outdoor sports, e.g., hockey, golf, ski-ing, etc. Includes some fashions for men, children, and women. View more info

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THE MASTER RACE MENTALITY - "We or They"

By: Anspacher, Louis Kaufman

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Island Workshop Press: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38741

Condition: Very Good


29 pages; Clean and tight in original mustard wrappers. During the last years of World War II, Louis K. Anspacher, an American playwright and poet, published this anti-German polemic. His radical arguement is that Pan-German nationalism is pervasive in Germans as a whole, and that it must be wiped out entirely. OCLC 1930282 View more info

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ACROSS THE GOLDEN HEIGHTS OF ASSAM AND NEFA [North East Frontier Agency]

By: Baveja, J. D.

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Calcutta, Modern Book Depot: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40349

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


147, v pages; Foreword by Verrier Elwin, D.Sc. (Oxon). Illustrated with photographs, large folding map of Assam and Nefa tipped in at rear. Contents clean and tight in original cream coloured boards in edgeworn dustjacket with chipping and staining (now in protective mylar cover); rear board has superfical stain. This work is an account of the author's travels to the tribal areas of Assam, NEFA, and the Naga Hills Tuensang area describing the cultural and social life of the people with a particular interest in the music and song of the region. The last two chapters "Tribal Faith" and... View more info

Image for BENNETT DIVORCE CASE  Being a plain account of all the important facts brought out on the trial, and those connected with it; with disclosures on the case

BENNETT DIVORCE CASE Being a plain account of all the important facts brought out on the trial, and those connected with it; with disclosures on the case

By: Bennett, George

Price: $37.94

Publisher: New Haven, George Bennett: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41723

Condition: Very Good-


Original owner's name in pencil on rear endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative blindstamping. Binding rubbed and worn; gilt dulled; small ink spot at spine. Illustrated with a frontispiece depicting the Bennett's house in New Haven, Illustrated titlepage, portraits of Dr. George Bennett and of his late wife Mary, an illustration of two men at Little Lillian's grave, five woodcut illustrations with quotes from the Book of Proverbs. Title as printed on the spine: Dr. Bennett's Married Life: caution to Husbands and Wives. OC... View more info

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THE GYPSIES - Romans from Little Egypt

By: Biddle, Moncure

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, Moncure Biddle & Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38661

Condition: Very Good


37 pages; Clean and tight in original tan printed wrappers. Colour frontispiece and fourteen additional b&w full page illustrations (one folding). Printed at the press of George Buchanan under the direction of Joseph A. Gutekunst. Moncure Biddle, from the famous Philadelphia Biddle family, was an investment banker. a famous bibliophile, a connoisseur of editions of the classics and, by reputation, an eccentric. During the 1940s Biddle published an annual "Christmas Letter" on a topic of literary or bibliographic interest. This book, issued for Christmas 1940, addresses The Gypsies... View more info

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The Biographies of Madame de Stael and Madame Roland

By: Child, Mrs. ; [Lydia Maria Child 1802-80]

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Boston, Carter and Hendee: 1832

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38656

Condition: Very Good


Ladies' Family Library - 1 ; ix, 265 [1] pages; Publisher's smooth light brown cloth, flat spine with printed paper label. The spine has now toned to a pleasant shade of tan, there are a couple of narrow chips to the right side of the long label (with loss of one letter at bottom), and just minor points of light wear at the tip of the spine at the top. Diffuse foxing to the plain endpapers, title page, and scattered throughout -- as is typical of American paper of the time. Page edges untrimmed (the half title has a small tear at the fore-edge, otherwise not yet opened at the top edge to an... View more info

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FLAIR The Monthly Magazine Volume 1, Number 9: October 1950

By: Cowles, Fleur ; (editor) ; Eleanor Roosevelt (contributor)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Cowles Magazines: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39536

Condition: Very Good


Contents clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers with cut-out from front wrapper revealing partial images of marionnettes from the colour image on the following page. Mild curling of upper right corner. Contents Include: Call Me [Ethel] Merman by Price, Madame Valentina; The New Society in Crime, The Real Pearle Mesta by Eleanor Roosevelt, Altamont, Reflection on Parties, How to Avoid a Square Stomach by Roger Price; Ethel Merman; Dona Isabel Corbo Y Procel, Choose your Fashion Color, Photographs by Hoyningen-Huene, Decor - Glass of our Time; Travels to Haiti, Flair Personified - Ma... View more info

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The Diamond of Psi Upsilon - November 1922

By: Darlington, Harley C.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Chicago, Psi Upsilon Fraternity: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39399

Condition: Very Good


Volume IX, No. 1; 76 pages; Clean and tight in original tan wrappers printed in red. Some of the articles include: President Bridgman's Letter to the Chapters; Psi U Endowment Fund; Psychology of American Politics by Judge Robert L. Luce; Prominent Psi U's: Henry Marion Byllesby (Eta, '78), Senator George H. Moses (Zeta '90), Rev. T. Lawrason Riggs (Beta '10), Maj. General Sir Henry Thorton (Tau '94); In Memorium; Alumni Club Directory; Activites; Chapter Communications; etc. View more info

Education and the Defense of American Democracy

By: Educational Policies Commission

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Washington, National Association of the U.S. and American Association of School Administrators: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38737

Condition: Very Good+


23 pages; Clean and tight in original orange printed wrappers. An examination of the role public education plays in the development of good citizens and the sorts of occupational training recommended for young people who might enter the military or defense industries. OCLC 235967322 View more info

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FOR THESE AMERICAS

By: Educational Policies Commission

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Washington, National Association of the U.S. and American Association of School Administrators: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38738

Condition: Very Good+


15 pages; Clean and tight in original orange printed wrappers. An examination of the cooperation and educational & cultural exchange between nations in the Western Hemisphere. OCLC 1563278 View more info

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Instrumenta Graecorum Rustica ex Hesiodo illustrata adprob. ampl. ord. philos. in reg. academ. Upsal. praeside mag. Johanne Flodero ... pro gradu publico examini tradit Salomon Eklin

By: Eklin, Salomon

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Upsaliæ [Uppsala, Sweden], apud Joh. Edman: 1779

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39769

Condition: Very Good-


[2], 20 & [1, engraved plate] pages; Instrumenta Graecorum rustica ex Hesiodo illustrata, adprob. ampl. ord. philos. in reg. academ. Upsal. praeside mag. Johanne Flodero ... pro gradu publico examini tradit Salomon Eklin, stip. reg. Wexionia-Smolandus, in audit. Gustav. maj. d. V. Maji MDCCLXXIX. Horis ante meridiem solitis. Small 4to. A rare dissertation, stiched and sewn as issued, never bound. With the engraved plate depicting Greek farm implements, with a printed legend recording names [in Greek letters] for 11 parts of these tools. Faint circular stain to the front cover, minor scrapp... View more info

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HINTS ON DRESS Or, What to wear, when to wear it, and how to buy it

By: Gale, Ethel C

Price: $149.94

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam & Sons: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39117

Condition: Near Fine


Putnam's Handy-book Series; 107 pages; Clean and tight in original brown binding with decorative stamping and lettering in gilt and black. OCLC: 1289101 A fabulous look at fashion advice in the 19th century - history of costume, suggested budgets for ladies in various socio-economic circumstances (from the working woman employed in an editorial position at a major weekly publication to the young married lady keeping house in a large American city and not obliged to consider economy), advice on color and form, things indispensable, how and what to buy, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of read... View more info

The Yeomen of the Guard - Souvenir and Libretto

By: Gilbert, W. S. ; Arthur S. Sullivan

Price: $14.94

Publisher: The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: 1938

Seller ID: 41243

Condition: Very Good


Gilbert and Sullivan Operas ; 20 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers at spine and foredge. Synopsis, libretto, photos & brief bios of the performers, several images from the performance. Actors include: Martyn Green, Evelyn Gardiner, Marjorie Eyre, Sydney Granville,Leslie Rands, Margery Abbott, Darrell Fancourt, William Sumner, Richard Walker, Isidore Godfrey, John Dudley, Helen Roberts, Viola Wilson, John Dean. ; 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... View more info

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BEST ADDRESSES A Century of Washington's Distinguished Apartment Houses

By: Goode, James M. ; [SIGNED]

Price: $54.94

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40233

ISBN: 0874744784

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; Inscribed and SIGNED by the AUTHOR. Photographs by James Stafford Phillips and James F. Tetro. Book is large and heavy and will require extra postage for international or priority. A century ago, the popularity of early Washington landmarks like Stoneleigh Court and the controversial Cairo (which, at a soaring twelve stories, shocked District officials into enacting the city's height limit) made it clear that apartment living was here to stay. By the 1920s, Beaux Art and Art Deco palaces offered residents all the luxuries of a first-class hotel: barbershops, ballrooms, rooftop t... View more info

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The Diamond of Psi Upsilon - March 1921

By: Grimes, Charles F.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Chicago, Psi Upsilon Fraternity: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39397

Condition: Very Good


Volume VII, No. 3; 80 pages; Clean and tight in original tan wrappers printed in red. pp 123-200 Some of the articles include: Scholarship in Our Chapters, The 1921 Convention at Wesleyan, The Russian Debacle, The Page of Missing Men, Humor - By Request, Psi Upsilon in Syria, In Memorium, Alumni Club Directory, Activites, Chapter Communicants, etc. View more info

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The Diamond of Psi Upsilon - January 1922

By: Grimes, Charles F.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Chicago, Psi Upsilon Fraternity: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39398

Condition: Very Good


Volume VIII, No. 2; 66 pages; Clean and tight in original tan wrappers printed in red. pp 65-125 Some of the articles include: Scholarship in Our Chapters, Psi U Poems. Psi U Club of New York moves into Its New Home, Prominent Psi U's: Earl D. Babst (Phi '93) and Frederick P. Keppel (Lambda '98), Final Arrangements with New Official Jeweler, In Memorium, Alumni Club Directory, Activites, Chapter Communicants, etc. View more info

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The African Repository for 1872 - Vol. XLVIII, Nos. 1 thru 12 [12 issues complete]

By: Gurley, Ralph Randolph

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Washington, American Colonization Society: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38608

Condition: Very Good-


This book comprises all twelve issues of The African Repository for the year 1872 bound together in plain black cloth with marbled page edges. Cloth has a tear at base of spine, ex-libris but no markings. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no foxing. Some of the articles include: The Diamond Fields of South Africa, The Bank of West Africa, The Caffres of South Africa, The Present African Slave Trade, Interesting Letter from Dr. Livingston, An African's Plantation, etc. In 1825 the American Colonization Society began this quarterly publication, The African Repository and Colonial Journal, e... View more info