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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 loc... View more info

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

By: Anonymous

Price: $29.95

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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THE BOOK OF STYLES for Autumn and Winter for 1907-1908

By: Anonymous

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Milwaukee, Friend Brothers Clothing Co.: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40613

Condition: Very Good+


20 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers. Wonderful advertising booklet with colour image of a gentleman and a lady walking in the autumn woods and feeding the squirrels. Illustrated throughout with men in suits, overcoats, "student" attire with images of horses, automobiles, etc. View more info

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

By: Anonymous

Price: $44.95

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 menswea... View more info

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THE BRADLEY KNIT WEAR BOOK 1915-1916

By: Anonymous

Price: $44.95

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: $14.95

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: $24.95

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... View more info

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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: $44.95

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 quo... 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 "Christm... View more info

Image for OUR MOTHERS - A Cavalcade in Pictures, Quotations and Descriptions of Late Victorian Woman 1870 - 1900

OUR MOTHERS - A Cavalcade in Pictures, Quotations and Descriptions of Late Victorian Woman 1870 - 1900

By: Bott, Alan ; and Irene Clephane

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz, Ltd.: 1932

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 38582

ISBN: 0405082932

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


219 pages; 167 wonderful illustrations obtained from the files of The Graphic, an illustrated magazine. Former owner's name, otherwise clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. In the scarce dustjacket which is chipped and darkened at spine, internally reinforced, now in protective mylar cover. OCLC: 7750; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with ... 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: $149.95

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 ... 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: $29.95

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, C... View more info

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The Diamond of Psi Upsilon - November 1922

By: Darlington, Harley C.

Price: $14.95

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 Communica... View more info

DAU'S NEW YORK BLUE BOOK 1923

By: Dau ; [Mrs. Guy Ray Pelton]

Price: $74.95

Publisher: New York, Dau's Blue Book: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41215

Condition: Very Good+


750 pages; Containing the names and addresses of 20,000 prominent residents arranged alphabetically and by streets and much other valuable social information. Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering and decoration, former owner's name on ffep "Mrs. Guy Ray Pelton". Guy Ray Pelton (1824 – 1890) was a U.S. Representative to the thirty-fourth Congress from New York. In 1890, while travelling with his second wife Angelina Scovil... View more info

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THE AMERICAN PORCH An Informal History of an Informal Place

By: Dolan, Michael ; [SIGNED ]

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Guilford, The Lyons Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40461

ISBN: 1585746630

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 352 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in near fine dustjacket. OCLC: 50737447 Inscribed and SIGNED by the author on titlepage to Adlumia Sterrett Hagnar - a fifth-generation Washingtonian, descended from John Adlum, known as the Father of American Viniculture. As the only board member of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association from Washington, Mrs. Hagner devoted more than 40 years to helping enhance George Washington's home at Mount Vernon. She late... View more info

Education and the Defense of American Democracy

By: Educational Policies Commission

Price: $10.95

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: $10.95

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: $99.95

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 ... 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: $149.95

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 co... View more info

The Yeomen of the Guard - Souvenir and Libretto

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

Price: $14.95

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 ... View more info