Baghdad, Iraq: Al-Hikma University, 1963. Hardcover. First Edition. 138 pp. B/w photo ills. Rusty-red covers lettered on front in English, on rear in Arabic. This is the yearbook for a Jesuit college in Baghdad, with an American majority faculty, so presumably classes were either in English or multi-lingual. Printed on glossy stock, it is clean and tight, a typical yearbook. Primarily in English; advertising at end and some accents are in Arabic. This is our second yearbook from this school (See #011395), and this year the school expanded to include 17 "Catholic Women of Al-Hikma." Very Good.
Cambridge: University Press, 1824. Paper. First Edition. 16 pp. A fragile paper-bound listing ot the faculty and students (both undergraduates and grad school) in residence at Harvard in October 1823. Pages are crumbling at the edges, but binding holds and the type is clear. Class rosters included Horatio Alger, Charles F. Adams, the son of John Quincy Adams, and Jerome Bonaparte. Good Plus.
Nihon University. Hard Cover. First Edition. Unpag. Covers are soiled. Spine is badly dented at bottom. Corners are bent. Eps depict aerial views of various university buildings. Brief biographical sketches and pictorial tour of campus w/captions in Japanese and English. Includes program? in Japanese and red-and-white felt Nihon Univ. banner. Good.
Orono, Maine: University of Maine Press, 1935. Softcover. First. 85 pp. "The Maine Bulletin, Vol. XXXVIII, August 1935, No. 1, University of Maine Studies. Second Series, No. 35." Cover has black lettering. Book is clean and tightly bound. It traces the educational systems, both public and private, in the context of social, political, and economic conditions of the times. Very Good.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1917. Hardcover. First Edition. 467 pp. 4 pp. pub ads. Bright gilt on spine. Spine ends slightly creased. Bottom corners bumped, upper corners just slightly worn. White mark on back cover. Small p.o. on ffep. Contents clean and tight, ever so lightly aged. Essayists in the collection also include George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave Stuart, James Hayden Tufts, and Horace M. Kallen. Very nice copy of a scarce title. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1839. Hardcover. As. 442 pp. Subtitle: "Or, an Illustration of the Advantages Which Would Result from a More General Dissemination of Rational and Scientific Information Among All Ranks." Brown cover is soiled. Corners lightly bumped. Bookworm holes in front and back spine hinges. Bright gilt lettering on spine. "The Family Library No. 59" in embellished box. Fep has some figures in ink on lower half. Binding tight. Minimal foxing throughout. Another in the Harper Family Series focusing on education and social science. Very Good.
Washington DC: The Middle East Institute, 1974. Hardcover. Memorial Edition. 239 pp. 8vo. Quarter cloth covered boards with black buckram at spine, rust colored cloth at boards with gold embossed symbol on front board. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. No dust jacket as issued.
Originally published in 1961, this Memorial Edition was published in 1974. Fine.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1903. Hardcover. First Edition. 29 pp. This slim little volume is intriguing for several reasons. The cover,of textured ivory paper, has a signed deco design in peach and green with gilt, signed by Decorative Designers. Slightest of wear to corners and spine ends, with a closed tear at heel of spine. Secondly, the author was President of Bowdoin College from 1885 to 1917, during which time this book was published. He was a Congregational Minister, author of many books on philosophy. This particular title is most uncommon - only a few copies noted, all in university libraries and LOC. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1850. Quarter Leather. 377 pp. + publisher's ads. Subtitle: "On the plan of the author's "Elements of Reading and Oratory." (Our book #004448) Black cover is aslightly aged, corners bumped and frayed. Textured black leather spine has bright gilt lettering. Binder's label on fep. Obscured name in brown ink on ffep. Some evidence of erosion at hinge. Foxing to preliminaries. Author is former Professor at Hamilton College. A rare and respected text. Very Good.
London: William Baynes Etc. 1794. Full Leather. First Edition. 559 pp. Leather cover is worn at all extremities. Front cover detached; back holding well. Spine has red title block with gilt lettering and rules. Preliminaries foxed. Ink signature on title page is blotted out. Subtitle:" On the Best Methods of Improving the Taste, and Assisting the Exertions of Youth in Their Literary Pursuits:..." Author is Member of St. Mary's Hall, Oxford and Master of the City Commercial School. Topics include English Composition, Letter Writing, Fables, Themes, Orations, and Courses of Study for Latin, Greek, French, and Italian languages. A beautifully printed book with large, easy-to-read type. Very Good.
Boston and London: Ginn and Company, 1913. Brown Cloth. First Edition. 290 pp. B/w portrait ills. Cover has blindstamped rules front and back; gilt title on front cover and spine. Teg. Light wear shows at the four front corners and at the four spine corners. Biography of a prominent woman educator who came from Germany to teach at Wellesley College. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1876. Hardcover. 151 pgs. 12mo. Red cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering. Gilt is worn off from title on spine. Minor fraying to head and foot of spine. Slight spotting and wear to covers. Name of previous owner written in pencil on first free endpaper. Clean within. Good.