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 ABERCROMBIE, JOHN, The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings
ABERCROMBIE, JOHN
The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings
London, John Murray, 1833. Full calf. 8vo (8.5" 21.6cm). xv, [1], 244pp, lacks blank. First edition: A highly published chief physician and teacher, Abercrombie was highly observant and particularly interested in the mind. His treatise was highly regarded with ten English editions produced in a decade and in use as a textbook as of 1860. Abercrombie, described as a man of great energy and social conscience, was associated with the public dispensary; he assigned medical students under his supervision to different sectors of the poor in Edinburgh. He closely observed the moral and physical conditions of the poor, and based his knowledge on well-tested facts as opposed to theories. BMC p.14. DNB, I, p.37-38. Contemporary full calf; sides with decoratively blind-stamped and gilt-ruled border; spine with decorated raised bands, blind bordered compartments and gilt-stamped title; top of spine with loss. All edges marbled with marbled endpapers. Blank leaf at front lacking. Clean pages. Very good .
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Book number: 870
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.75 | £UK 79.5 | JP¥ 10828]
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https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/870.jpg ABERCROMBIE, JOHN, The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings 

 BALDWIN, JAMES, If Beale Street Could Talk
BALDWIN, JAMES
If Beale Street Could Talk
New York, Dial, 1974. Hardcover. 8.5", 21.6 cm tall. 197 pp. First edition stated: Bright orange cloth and endpapers. Top edge yellow. Baldwin's writing "reflects a shift in Afro-American attitudes toward the contradiction and ambiguity in the meaning of freedom and democracy." - Blockson 101. Spine rolled, top edge with small discoloration; dust jacket lightly handled. Tight and clean first edition. Very good in near fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 1048
USD 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 340.25 | £UK 297.75 | JP¥ 40604]
Catalogue: Black History
Keywords: First Editions
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 BARROWS, ISABEL CHAPIN (EDITOR), Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction at the Twenty-Third Annual Session Held in Grand Rapids, Mich. , June 4-10, 1896
BARROWS, ISABEL CHAPIN (EDITOR)
Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction at the Twenty-Third Annual Session Held in Grand Rapids, Mich. , June 4-10, 1896
Boston & London, George H. Ellis, 1896. Hardcover. 8vo (9 in, 22.9 cm). xvi, 525 pp.; frontis. port. First edition: Pioneering doctor and social reform activist, Isabel Chapin Barrows (1845-1913) was the first American woman stenographer for congressional committees. Prison reform activist, Barrows replaced her husband at the International Prison Congress. Topics include the insane, the epileptic, the feeble-minded, the tramp, charity organization, city and council charities, soldier's homes and pensions, immigration and migration, child-saving, juvenile reform, the merit system, social problems, and prison reform. Trove 42845211. American National Biography, Vol. 2, 246-7. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, panels in blind to covers. Patterned endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of Albert O. Wright, conference president, 1896. Extremities lightly worn, hinges lightly stressed, top edge dusty. Well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition. Very good+ .
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Book number: 1064
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 109 | £UK 95.5 | JP¥ 12993]
Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: Social Thought
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/1064.jpeg BARROWS, ISABEL CHAPIN (EDITOR), Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction at the Twenty-Third Annual Session Held in Grand Rapids, Mich. , June 4-10, 1896 

 BARROWS, ISABEL CHAPIN (EDITOR), Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Session Held in the City of Toronto, Ontario, July 7-14, 1897
BARROWS, ISABEL CHAPIN (EDITOR)
Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Session Held in the City of Toronto, Ontario, July 7-14, 1897
Boston & London, George H. Ellis, 1898. Hardcover. 8vo (9 in, 22.9 cm). xvi, 517 pp.; frontis. port. First edition: Pioneering doctor and social reform activist, Isabel Chapin Barrows (1845-1913) was the first American woman stenographer for congressional committees. Prison reform activist, Barrows replaced her husband at the International Prison Congress. Topics include soldiers' and sailors' homes, prison reform, epilepsy, insanity, child-saving, reform work, charity organization, outdoor relief, municipal and county charities, the feeble-minded, deserted children, social settlements, moral reform, and tramp laws. American National Biography, Vol. 2, 246-7. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, panels in blind to covers. Frontispiece portrait of Alexander Johnson, conference president, 1897. Caps lightly creased. Well-preserved, tight, clean, and square first edition. Near fine .
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Book number: 1065
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 109 | £UK 95.5 | JP¥ 12993]
Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: Social Thought
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/1065.jpeg BARROWS, ISABEL CHAPIN (EDITOR), Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Session Held in the City of Toronto, Ontario, July 7-14, 1897 

 BEECHER, CATHARINE E., HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, The American Woman's Home: Or, Principles of Domestic Science; Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes
BEECHER, CATHARINE E., HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
The American Woman's Home: Or, Principles of Domestic Science; Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes
New York, J. B. Ford, 1869. Hardcover. Large post 8vo (8", 20.3 cm); Eng. frontis. engr. t.-p. [5], [i], ii-xii, [13], 14-500, [12 adv.] pp.; illus. Second printing, imprint C: Catharine was Harriet's eldest sibling, who opened the Hartford Female Seminary, soon attended by Harriet. Catherine was an educator and women's rights advocate. The sisters collaborated on this book, dedicated, "To the women of America, in whose hands rest the real destinies of the republic.." BAL 19453. Feminist Companion pp. 77, 1036. Green cloth with gilt-decorated and lettered spine, blind-stamped frame to sides with gilt lettering and bevelled edges; slight wear to front cover. Brown coated endpapers. In-text illustrations throughout. Clean pages. Frontis tissue toned with closed tear. Near fine .
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Book number: 865
USD 195.00 [Appr.: EURO 177 | £UK 155 | JP¥ 21114]
Catalogue: Women's History
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/865.jpg BEECHER, CATHARINE E., HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, The American Woman's Home: Or, Principles of Domestic Science; Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes 

 BEHN, APHRA, The Works of Aphra Behn
BEHN, APHRA
The Works of Aphra Behn
London, A.H. Bullen for William Heinemann, 1915. Hardcover. 6 vols. 8vo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). lxiii, 458 pp.; 442 pp.; 498 pp.; 422 pp.; 524 pp.; 452 pp. Edited by Montague Summers. First collected edition stated. Limited edition #663 of 760: Aphra Behn (1640-1689) spied for Charles II in the Dutch war; however, her pay withheld, she was imprisoned for debt. Upon release, Behn was highly prolific as the first Englishwoman to become a professional author. She wrote plays, poetry, novels, translations of Ovid and Sappho among others, songs, and many pamphlets. A popular author, Behn's writings were well-paced with wit and addressed issues such as misogyny, arranged marriage, female passion, empowered women and racism. Behn was buried in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey. NCBEL Vol. 2, 984. Feminist Companion pp. 77-78. OCEL p. 111. DNB Vol. 4, p. 129. Wayward Women p. 128. Kunitz & Haycraft pp. 35-37. Green cloth-backed boards with paper label to spine. End Vol. I-VI edges largely untrimmed. Drama-themed bookplate of Ellen B. Ballou to pastedowns. Vol. I crown with gap; tails creased, spines sunned, labels chipped, boards with minor stains; corners worn; pages lightly toned, free endpapers show paste action. Though not comprehensive, the limited first collected edition of an important author. Very good .
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Book number: 894
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Keywords: Poetry Women's History
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/894.jpeg BEHN, APHRA, The Works of Aphra Behn 

 BENES, BARTON LIDICE (ARTIST, AUTHOR), EMILY HAHN (FOREWORD), The Dog Bite a Dream Narrative with Twenty Linoleum Blocks
BENES, BARTON LIDICE (ARTIST, AUTHOR), EMILY HAHN (FOREWORD)
The Dog Bite a Dream Narrative with Twenty Linoleum Blocks
New York, Plain Wrapper, 1970. First Edition. Loose pages. Folio (14 in. tall). Signed and limited #39/150. Artist portfolio, with 21 loose folios housed in a cardboard box covered in a delicate black paper skin. 19 linocuts printed on double leaves, each linocut signed by the artist. Heavy stock, cream, textured pages. Appears unread. Box cover with light chipping to edges and minor stress wrinkles. The Westbeth studio, where Benes lived for more than 40 years, has been reassembled at the North Dakota Museum of Art as a permanent installation. Signed by Artist, Author. Near Fine with gold string lacking .
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Book number: 688
USD 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 408.25 | £UK 357.5 | JP¥ 48725]
Catalogue: Americana
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 BICKERSTETH, ROBERT, BISHOP OF RIPON, AND OTHERS, Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister...
BICKERSTETH, ROBERT, BISHOP OF RIPON, AND OTHERS
Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister...
London, Hatchard & Son, 1853. 8vo. 12 pp. NSTC 2B32948. Removed from a nonce volume. Spine rebacked with tissue. A little shallow chipping, not touching impression. Lightly age-toned with some fine spotting and traces of soiling." - David Szewczyk. .
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Book number: 1055
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.5 | £UK 39.75 | JP¥ 5414]
Catalogue: Women's History
Keywords: Social Thought Ephemera
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 [BOXHORN, MARCUS ZUERIUS], Metamorphosis Anglorum, Sive Mutationes Variae Regum, Regni, Rerumque Angliae: Opus Historicum Et Politicum / Ex Variis Fide Dignissimis Monumentis Ac Auctoribus Contextum, Ad Haec Usque Tempora Deductum, Memoriaeque Posteritatus Aeternae Consecratum
[BOXHORN, MARCUS ZUERIUS]
Metamorphosis Anglorum, Sive Mutationes Variae Regum, Regni, Rerumque Angliae: Opus Historicum Et Politicum / Ex Variis Fide Dignissimis Monumentis Ac Auctoribus Contextum, Ad Haec Usque Tempora Deductum, Memoriaeque Posteritatus Aeternae Consecratum
[Leyden], [s.n.], 1653. Full calf. 12mo (5.1", 13 cm). 536 pp. Complete. First edition: "The Metamorphosis Anglorum has been described as an 'anthology of changes in English history'. Yet it is more. It consists of a collection of different works and pieces of text taken from different works that, put together, can only lead to one conclusion: the republican regime that ruled England after the execution of Charles I is not only illegal, but also an historical anomaly, and a dangerous one at that.. Boxhorn, as a true patriot, felt the urge to defend his country when it became the victim of new foreign aggression and that for this reason he constructed the Metamorphosis Anglorum, a work that blackens the reputation of England's republican regime, brands it as illegal, and portrays it as warlike, aggressive and untrustworthy." -- Nieuwstraten, Historical and Political Thought in the 17th-century Dutch Republic, pp.160-165. Period speckled-calf gilt-paneled boards rebacked. All edges speckled red. Title-page in red and black ink, two-page dedication in red ink. Tables on pp.87-88, 108, 268-271, 275-284. Same design occasionally used as headpieces and tailpieces. Decorated initials open each of twelve chapters: "Janus Anglorum in quo prophanum Anglo-Britanniae jus succincte propronitur" by John Selden p.163. "Variae et insigniores rerum imperiique in Anglia mutationes" by M. Z. Boxhorn p.273. "De parricidio apud Anglos in persona Regis, Caroli I. sacrilegorum hominum nefaria conspiratione admisso, promissa Defensione Regia" by Claude Saumaise p.305; continuation "Excerpta ex Defensione Regia" p.320. "Apophtegmata [sic] Caroli I. Magae Britannae, Francae et Hibernae regis, theologica, moralia, et politica, etc." by Charles I p.341; continuation "II. Moralia" p.363; continuation "III. Politica" p.370. "Lex terae. In qua ex intimis penetralibus Juris Anglicani doctissime explicat Regimen ab omnibus seculis in Anglia, etc." by Davidis Jenkins p. 390. "Historiae Independentiae, etc." by Clement Walker p.426. "Declaratio Publica" by M. Z. Boxhorn p.467; continuation "Gnomae aliquot politicae & morales" p.487. Book compiled and in part translated into Latin by M. Z. Boxhorn. British Library online. Copac online. Every-other two-page layout with matching catchwords, but incorrectly numbered pp.170-191 (as in Princeton copy); four leaves out of order pp.345-352 (unlike Princeton copy). Boards with mild abrasions, top edge dusty, margin away from text p.327-pastedown with 0.5 cm worm track down to 0.1 cm points, pages occasionally flecked, final three leaves and pastedown show some paste action, rear free-endpaper with 0.2 cm hole due to paste action. A well-preserved, tight and clean first edition. Very good+ .
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Book number: 882
USD 360.00 [Appr.: EURO 326.5 | £UK 286 | JP¥ 38980]
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Keywords: 17th Century Social Thought
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/882.jpeg [BOXHORN, MARCUS ZUERIUS], Metamorphosis Anglorum, Sive Mutationes Variae Regum, Regni, Rerumque Angliae: Opus Historicum Et Politicum / Ex Variis Fide Dignissimis Monumentis Ac Auctoribus Contextum, Ad Haec Usque Tempora Deductum, Memoriaeque Posteritatus Aeternae Consecratum 

 BRODRICK, THOMAS, A Compleat History of the Late War. In the Netherlands. Together with an Abstract of the Treaty of Utrecht. The Whole Illustrated with 15 Curious Copper Plates; and the Coat of Arms of Most of the Nobility, and Several Other Eminent Persons
BRODRICK, THOMAS
A Compleat History of the Late War. In the Netherlands. Together with an Abstract of the Treaty of Utrecht. The Whole Illustrated with 15 Curious Copper Plates; and the Coat of Arms of Most of the Nobility, and Several Other Eminent Persons
London, William Pearson for Thomas Ward, 1713. Full calf. 2 vols. 8vo (9 in, 22.9 cm). [2], [10], 23, [1], xvi, 218; [2] 221-448, [12]; copper plates: maps and plans. Map "page 305" at p.317. Vol. 1 with initial advertisement leaf, folded frontispiece, and subscribers list; Vol. 2 with index. Complete. First edition: During a formative period for Britain and Parliament, following the Revolution of 1688 and the Union with Scotland in 1707, when Whigs opposed Tories, Thomas Brodrick (1654-1730) was a member of the Irish and British parliaments under William and Mary, Anne and George I. Leading Whig politician, in support of constitutional as opposed to absolute monarchism, Broderick "generally supported government, but not uniformly" and was known for his anticlerical views. - Collins's Peerage of England, vol. 8, p. 464. ESTC T114756. Cruikshanks, History of Parliament, overview. Contemporary paneled calf; gilt spines with red morocco label. Red speckled edges. Chapters with headpiece and floriated initial; sections with tailpiece. 15 double-paged engraved plates of maps and plans. Each pastedown with bookplate of Francis Pigott, Esq. possible relation to Brodrick's wife, Anne Pigott; each front free endpaper with bookplate of Sir Willoughby Jones, Baronet. Spine heads chipped, spines chafed, top corners worn, top edges dusty, vol. 1 front blank with perforated tear; front hinges starting upon close inspection. Tight, clean copy. Very good+ .
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Book number: 883
USD 1575.00 [Appr.: EURO 1428.25 | £UK 1250.75 | JP¥ 170539]
Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: History 18th Century
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/883.jpeg BRODRICK, THOMAS, A Compleat History of the Late War. In the Netherlands. Together with an Abstract of the Treaty of Utrecht. The Whole Illustrated with 15 Curious Copper Plates; and the Coat of Arms of Most of the Nobility, and Several Other Eminent Persons 

 BRUNO, FRANK J[OHN], Trends in Social Work As Reflected in the Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work 1874-1946
BRUNO, FRANK J[OHN]
Trends in Social Work As Reflected in the Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work 1874-1946
New York, Columbia University Press, 1948. Hardcover. 8vo (8.5 in, 21.6 cm). xvi, 387 pp. First edition: Educator, leader, and civil rights proponent, Frank John Bruno (1874-1955) was among the first to call for the government to provide public assistance and social insurance. Bruno was president of the American Association of Social Workers and the National Conference of Social Work. "Dr. Bruno, fortified by forty years in the practice and teaching of social work, has produced a concise survey of the thinking that took place during the early growth of the social consciousness of America.. " - front flap NUC 0893830. Encyclopedia of Social Work, 1971, Vol. I, 87. Original blue cloth, silver lettered spine, emblem of National Conference of Social Work in blind to front cover. Top edge blue. Ownership name and date to front endpapers. Dust jacket top edges chipped. Tight, clean, and square first edition in dust jacket. Near fine/good only.
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Book number: 1066
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113.5 | £UK 99.25 | JP¥ 13535]
Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: Social Thought
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/1066.jpeg BRUNO, FRANK J[OHN], Trends in Social Work As Reflected in the Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work 1874-1946 

 CARSON, RACHEL, Silent Spring
CARSON, RACHEL
Silent Spring
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1962. Hardcover. 8vo (8.3", 21.1 cm). xvi, 368 pp. First edition: stated, no book-of-the-month club blind stamp, DJ priced $5. Blue cloth with gilt lettered spine and sides. Jacket design and drawings by Lois and Louis Darling. Yellow topstain. Blue striped endpapers. Author-biologist's in-depth examination of environmental topics including pesticides, chemicals and cancer. Corners lightly rubbed, half-title with owner blind-stamp; dust jacket extremities lightly rubbed and chipped. Well-preserved and important first edition. Near fine in near fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 875
USD 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 680.25 | £UK 595.5 | JP¥ 81209]
Keywords: First Editions Social Thought
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/875.jpeg CARSON, RACHEL, Silent Spring 

 CAVE, HENRY WILLIAM, Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and Its Great Tea Industry
CAVE, HENRY WILLIAM
Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and Its Great Tea Industry
London, et al. Cassell & Company, 1904. Third Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (8 1/2 in. tall); xiv 476 [1 ad]. Cream cloth with gilt-stamped pattern of tea leaves over covers with beveled edges, plus gilt-stamped pattern of tea leaves over spine with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. 235 illustrations include a tissued portrait plus black and white photographs by the author. Forest green endpapers. Glossy heavy-stock pages. Exterior with trace soiling, inscription to half-title, two folds carelessly opened with tears, small address label plus barely perceptible place and date. Sought after photographer, Henry W. Cave describes the the landscape and people of Ceylon with regard to its tea industry. Near Fine in no dust jacket.
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Book number: 757
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.25 | £UK 59.75 | JP¥ 8121]
Catalogue: Illustrated
Keywords: History
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/757.JPG CAVE, HENRY WILLIAM, Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and Its Great Tea Industry 

 (POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR), Answers for John Campbel of Calder Esq; and Mr. James Anderson Writer to the Signet His Factor: To the Petition of Ruth Pollock, Who Calls Herself Relict of Captain George Campbel, Son to the Deceast Sir Hugh Campbel
(POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR)
Answers for John Campbel of Calder Esq; and Mr. James Anderson Writer to the Signet His Factor: To the Petition of Ruth Pollock, Who Calls Herself Relict of Captain George Campbel, Son to the Deceast Sir Hugh Campbel
[Edinburgh], 1717. Folio (30.5 cm, 12"). 4 pp. The battle between Ruth Pollock and the Campbells (or Calders, from their estate of Cawdor) rages on, with the Calder side strenuously denying that any legitimate marriage ever took place between her and Capt. George Campbell. Pollock, who called herself Campbell's widow despite apparently never having been acknowledged as his wife during his lifetime, was claiming a portion of the estate of his father, Sir Hugh Campbell; in this response to some of her petitions, lawyer John Fleming, acting on behalf of the Campbells, discusses the merits of various claims as pertaining to estate law. OCLC, ESTC, and NUC Pre-1956 record no holdings of this item. Not in ESTC. Once sewn, now in a Mylar folder. Last leaf with closed tear partially repaired some time ago, costing or obscuring a few letters to each line of about two paragraphs on either side of leaf. Age-toned, dust-soiled, creased." - David Szewczyk. .
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Book number: 887
USD 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 770.75 | £UK 675 | JP¥ 92037]
Catalogue: 18th Century
Keywords: Ephemera
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/887.jpeg (POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR), Answers for John Campbel of Calder Esq; and Mr. James Anderson Writer to the Signet His Factor: To the Petition of Ruth Pollock, Who Calls Herself Relict of Captain George Campbel, Son to the Deceast Sir Hugh Campbel 

 (POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR), Broadside. Begins: "Memorial for John Campbell of Calder Esq.
(POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR)
Broadside. Begins: "Memorial for John Campbell of Calder Esq.
[Edinburgh], 1718. Folio (31.2 cm, 12.3"). [1] p. Dated July 30 1718, this broadside is a rebuttal of certain financial assertions made by Ruth Pollock in her ongoing legal battle against John Campbell over the estate of Sir Hugh Campbell, which included Cawdor Castle (although that legendary castle is not mentioned in this document). This is an uncommon legal item, with no holdings described by WorldCat or ESTC. Not in ESTC. Creased and dust-soiled, with a small hole in lower margin not touching text and a few pinholes within text. Tipped onto a leaf of 19th-century paper, now in a Mylar folder." - David Szewczyk. .
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Book number: 885
USD 900.00 [Appr.: EURO 816.25 | £UK 714.75 | JP¥ 97451]
Catalogue: 18th Century
Keywords: Ephemera
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/885.jpeg (POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR), Broadside. Begins: "Memorial for John Campbell of Calder Esq. 

 (POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR), Broadside. Begins: "Memorial for John Campbell of Calder...
(POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR)
Broadside. Begins: "Memorial for John Campbell of Calder...
[Edinburgh], 1718. Folio (31.5 cm, 12.4"). [2] pp. Dated February 5th 1718, this broadside was part of a protracted legal struggle between Ruth Pollock and John Campbell, grandson of Sir Hugh Campbell, thane of Cawdor. Particularly in question here are the marriage articles between Sir Alexander Campbell and Elizabeth Lort, John Campbell's parents; the definition of impeachment of waste is discussed. No holdings of this uncommon item are listed by ESTC, RLIN, OCLC. Not in ESTC. In multiple fonts, one black-letter. Creased and slightly dust-soiled but in overall good condition. Tipped onto a leaf of 19th-century paper; now in a Mylar folder." - David Szewczyk. .
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Book number: 886
USD 900.00 [Appr.: EURO 816.25 | £UK 714.75 | JP¥ 97451]
Catalogue: 18th Century
Keywords: Ephemera
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/886.jpeg (POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR), Broadside. Begins: "Memorial for John Campbell of Calder... 

 THOREAU, HENRY DAVID; [SOPHIA THOREAU, WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON (EDITORS)], A Yankee in Canada with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
THOREAU, HENRY DAVID; [SOPHIA THOREAU, WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON (EDITORS)]
A Yankee in Canada with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo. 7 in (18 cm) tall; 286 p. Green publisher's cloth with gilt-stamped lettering and decoration to spine; blind-stamped decorative borders and centered wreath to sides. Green topstain. Tight, clean and square binding. Intact spine. Square corners. Pages bright; no foxing. Brown-coated endpapers. Clean edges. Clear, protective cover. Front pastedown with two library rule plates of the period. Spine with faded spot. Front hinge with top inch paper tear, margins with intermittent smudges, few corner folds. First book appearance of "Civil Disobedience," which motivated Mohandas Gandhi to overthrow the British government, Martin Luther King, Jr. to lead the civil rights movement, and many others. Henry David Thoreau believed that when faced with an unjust government, it is a citizen's duty to break the law, to stop paying taxes, to go to jail, and to start a revolution if necessary. A lifelong abolitionist, Thoreau and his family participated in the Underground Railroad. After leaving Walden, Thoreau gave a lecture against slavery and against American imperialism in the Mexican-American War. This lecture would become the essay, "Civil Disobedience," emphasizing an individual's right to be true to their conscience. BAL 20117. Very good in no dust jacket if issued .
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Book number: 814
USD 1125.00 [Appr.: EURO 1020.25 | £UK 893.25 | JP¥ 121813]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: First Editions Social Thought
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/814.JPG THOREAU, HENRY DAVID; [SOPHIA THOREAU, WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON (EDITORS)], A Yankee in Canada with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers 

 CHAPIN, JOHN B., [Wrapper Title] Report on Provision for the Chronic Insane
CHAPIN, JOHN B.
[Wrapper Title] Report on Provision for the Chronic Insane
Canandaigua, [NY], Pr. at the Times Office, 1868. 8vo (8.5", 21.7cm). 17pp. Author was a doctor at Brighton Hall in Canadaigua. "Reprinted from the 'Transactions of the American Medical Associaltion.'" Removed from a nonce volume; folded once lengthwise as to fit in a man's coat pocket." - David Szewczyk. .
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Book number: 1052
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.5 | JP¥ 1949]
Catalogue: Social Thought
Keywords: Ephemera
https://www.excelsascripta.com/pictures/1052.jpeg CHAPIN, JOHN B., [Wrapper Title] Report on Provision for the Chronic Insane 

 CLARKE, MARY COWDEN, World-Noted Women; or, Types of Womanly Attributes of All Lands and Ages
CLARKE, MARY COWDEN
World-Noted Women; or, Types of Womanly Attributes of All Lands and Ages
New York, D. Appleton & Co, 1858. Full leather. 8vo (11.3", 28.6 cm). [9], 10-407, [1] pp.; [17] plates. First edition: Shakespeare scholar and writer, Mary Cowden Clarke (1809-1898) was educated at home, though it was frequented by artists and poets. Mary Lamb taught her Latin. Early in her career, Clarke collaborated with fellow writers Mary Howitt and Anne Maria Hall. Clarke and her husband's literary circle included John Keats, Leigh Hunt, and Charles and Mary Lamb. - Feminist Companion p. 213. Seventeen biographies include Cleopatra, Joan D'Arc, Lady Jane Grey, Pocahontas, and Florence Nightingale. CBEL Vol. 4, 2221. Sabin 13436. NAIP #37413. DNB Vol. 10, pp. 418-419. Contemporary full pebbled leather, sides with highly-embellished gilt frames, spine with gilt title and gilt-decorated compartments. Gilt-embellished turn-ins. All edges gilt. Vibrant endpapers in blue and gold. "Illustrated with seventeen engravings on steel, from original designs by Charles Staal" with tissue guards. Heavy-stock paper. Hinges expertly reinforced by long fiber method, crown and binding somewhat scuffed, page fore-edge with smudge, limited pale foxing. Attractively bound and illustrated first edition. Very good .
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Book number: 890
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 COHN, EUGEN, [Wrapper Title] the Prevention and Treatment of Insanity
COHN, EUGEN
[Wrapper Title] the Prevention and Treatment of Insanity
[Chicago], Illinois Medical Journal, 1910. Small 4to (10"). 16 pp. Reprinted from the Illinois Medical Journal, August 1910. Cohn was Assistant Superintendent of the Peoria State Hospital. Original printed wrappers." - David Szewczyk. .
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Book number: 1053
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Catalogue: Social Thought
Keywords: Ephemera
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 SPANISH CORTES, Discusion Del Proyecto de Decreto Sobre El Tribunal de la Inquisicion
SPANISH CORTES
Discusion Del Proyecto de Decreto Sobre El Tribunal de la Inquisicion
Cadiz, Imprenta Nacional, 1813. 1/4 Leather. 4to (21 cm, 8.3"). [4], 694 pp. lacks frontis. The Spanish Inquisition was established in the 13th-century. The power of the Spanish Inquisition wavered over the centuries and was limited to the censorship of books and free speech by the early 1800s; it was abolished in 1812. Here is a discussion regarding the reinstatement of the Inquisition by the Spanish Cortes and their decision against it in 1813. Palau 74471. Contemporary quarter speckled leather with gilt tooling on the spine and marbled paper over boards on sides, the binding showing age and handling, plus wear to joints and fore-edge corners. Red-speckled edges with top edge dusty. As usual, lacks the frontispiece. Scattered light foxing. Describes an important point in history. Good+ .
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Book number: 869
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 COSTELLO, LOUISA STUART (EDITOR, TRANSLATOR), The Rose Garden of Persia
COSTELLO, LOUISA STUART (EDITOR, TRANSLATOR)
The Rose Garden of Persia
London, Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1845. First Edition. Fine Binding. 8vo (7 1/2 in, 19 cm tall). [2] xvi 193 [1] pp. Green morocco with lavishly gilt-decorated spine and sides with red accents; tail gilt-stamped 1845; gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. 11 illuminated pages with Persian motifs: half-title plus opening each of 10 chapters. Text pages with red border designs. "It is richly embellished in the Oriental taste; glittering with golden arabesques, in every fanciful form and changing rainbow-hue," according to Tait's Edinburgh Magazine XII p. 808. Marbled endpapers. Silk placeholder. Provenance: front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Edmund Sydney Williams; front free endpaper with illustrated bookplate of J.J.H. by bookplate artist William Fowler Hopson; rear pastedown with small label of American collector Albert A. Howard as AHA; rear free endpaper with 20th-century penciled ownership. Mildly rubbed along extremities. Costello (1799-1870) was an accomplished Anglo-Irish artist and prolific, critically acclaimed and professional poet and author. These works by Persian poets include the first English-language appearance of Omar Khayyam's quatrains, preceding Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat by 14 years. Well-preserved, luxuriously decorated first edition. Copac. NCBEL III 374. DNB XII. Near fine .
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Book number: 857
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 COSTELLO, LOUISA STUART, The Rose Garden of Persia
COSTELLO, LOUISA STUART
The Rose Garden of Persia
London and Edinburgh, T.N. Foulis, 1913. First Thus. Fine Binding. Costello (1799-1870) was an accomplished Anglo-Irish artist and prolific, critically acclaimed and professional poet and author. These works by Persian poets include the first English-language appearance of Omar Khayyam's quatrains, preceding Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat by 14 years. First Foulis edition. 12mo. 7 3/4 in (19.5 cm) tall; [xiv] 189 [1] adverts pp. Rebacked blue morocco spine with four raised bands; rich gilt decorations to spine and to paper-covered boards. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. 12 title and section illuminated pages and 4 tipped-in color plates from paintings by Frederick Gardner with captions; all with tissue guards. Decorated headpieces and tailpieces. Marbled endpapers. Printed on Japanese vellum. About 30 pages unopened. Introduction and chapter about Persian ornament followed by descriptive passages and translations of "all the most important Persian poets by various translators." Clear protective cover. Corners slightly bruised, verso of front free endpaper with small owner label, first blank with blind owner stamp. Well-preserved and luxuriously decorated. DNB XII. Elfick and Harris 73. Near fine with no dust jacket .
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Book number: 831
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 COTHREN, MARION B[ENEDICT], The ABC of Voting a Handbook on Government and Politics for the Women of New York State
COTHREN, MARION B[ENEDICT]
The ABC of Voting a Handbook on Government and Politics for the Women of New York State
New York, The Century Co, 1918. Hardcover. xii, 126 pp.; illustrated (charts, maps, forms). Introduction by Charles S. Whitman, Governor of New York. Dedicated to the Woman Suffrage Party of Brooklyn. First edition stated: Lawyer and author, Marion B. Cothren (1880-1949) was a prominent activist for suffrage and peace. Chair of the suffrage committee of the Woman's Peace Party, Cothren spoke before the House Judiciary Committee of Congress in 1916 to ensure women's right to vote. Women in New York State won the right to vote on November 6, 1917; Cothren wrote this handbook for the over two million women newly added to the electorate to clarify their duties with regard to government and politics. She also served the International Red Cross in France during World War I and reported her experience to the New York Times. NUC 0734401. "New York Women Unite for Peace", New York Times, February 20, 1915, 6. "Mrs. Marion Cothren Talks on Hearing in Washington," The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 15, 1916, 11. "An American Woman at the Front," New York Times, March 2, 1919, 72. Original yellow cloth cover printed in blue on spine and front cover. 9 black and white illustrations. Fine interior. Exterior faintly soiled, top of front cover with a small dent, head of spine creased. Tight, clean, and square first edition. Very good in no dust jacket .
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Book number: 1062
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 CRESSEY, PAUL GOALBY, The Taxi-Dance Hall: A Sociological Study in Commercialized Recreation and City Life
CRESSEY, PAUL GOALBY
The Taxi-Dance Hall: A Sociological Study in Commercialized Recreation and City Life
Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1932. Hardcover. 8vo (7.6 in, 19.2 cm). xxii, 300 pp. [1 advert.]; tables, fold. maps. Introduction by Ernest W. Burgess. The University of Chicago Sociological Series. First edition stated: This Depression-era study of the notorious public dance halls in Chicago includes interviews with dancers and patrons. 13 chapters comprise five parts: I. The Taxi-dance Hall: What It Is, II. The Taxi-dancer and Her World, III. The Patron and His Problems, IV. The Natural History and Ecology of the Taxi Dance-hall, V. The Taxi-dance Hall Problem. Index. "Formerly Special Investigator, Juvenile Protective Association," Paul Goalby Cressey (1900-1955) was a social scientist and academic noted for this sociological study. NUC Vol. 127, 0787251. Press.uchicago edu. Original blue cloth, orange paper labels lettered in black to spine and front cover. Top edge orange. Lower edge deckle. 6 foldout maps. Endpapers orange. Exterior edges color-worn and fore-edge with small stain, paper flaws (maps intact, though closing edges with short, medium, and 2 full-width creases, closing edge creases with short, medium, and 3" long tears, margins with minor loss and corner lacking, pages evenly toned, paper impurity). C. & p. Tight, clean, and square first edition. Very good in no dust jacket .
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Book number: 1067
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