No one here was sent to what came to be the “far” West — it wasn't yet time for that — but concerned as these young women surely were about unsaved frontier folk and “papal ascendancy,” they clearly felt themselves to be off on real adventures in places that were not, well, New England . . .
Apparently the last annual report was in 1852.
Sabin 38542. Disbound. Clean. (38336)
One of a series of books separately published over the course of a number of years; limited to 2000 “Litho-Manuscript-fac-simile” copies of which this is copy # 1117. Inscribed by the author on p. viii.
Publisher's green cloth, with an attractive design on the front cover. Very light rubbing over joints, and soiling to front cover. Pages clean. Very good. (5895)
The first series made its first appearance in book form in London, 1823. The authorized second series was not published until 1833, under the title The Last Essays of Elia; the pieces selected for the unauthorized American second series offered here are different from those contained in that volume, and mistakenly include three essays written by other hands.
Shoemaker 33813 & 33814; NCBEL, III, 1225; NSTC 2L2346. Vol. I: Uncut copy. Publisher's quarter once-red cloth and paper sides, covers printed with “Elia” within a simple frame, spine with printed paper label; binding rubbed and lightly soiled, spine sunned to yellow. Repaired tear to one leaf, touching text without loss; remarkably clean and sound. Vol. II: Contemporary speckled sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; rubbed, and head of spine chipped with old refurbishing. Ex–social club library: 19th-century bookplate and call number ticket on front pastedown, front free endpaper with inked numerals, title-page pressure-stamped. Author's name inked on title-page; front free endpaper and title-page reinforced at fore-edge (the latter from the back). Both volumes age-toned, with intermittent spots of staining; advertisements absent. The set now housed in a quarter blue morocco and blue cloth–covered clamshell case with marbled paper–covered sides and gilt-stamped spine. (26434)
Of particular interest are Lambert’s poems describing the sorrows of the post–Civil War South from a personal, intimate perspective and, without regard to race, the poems sympathetic to “fallen” or sinful women. Heavily held in institutions, especially those specializing in American poetry of the 19th century, her volume Poems is scarce in commerce.
Recent mottled calf, spine with gilt-stamped leather title and publication labels. Two portraits (of the author and her sister) lacking; guard leaf from latter portrait remains, with ghostly offset imprint of image. Occasional small edge nicks; most pages clean, with the last few signatures moderately browned. An intriguing volume, and writer. (27813)
The English-language title-page reads, “The book of daily prayers for every day in the year. According to the custom of the German and Polish Jews.” The text is presented with the original Hebrew and English translation on opposite pages.
Provenance: 19th-century ownership stamp of “Mme. Bernheim, 603 Magazine St., New-Orleans.”
Rosenbach, Jewish, 636; Singerman, Judaica Americana, 1024; Goldman 37. Contemporary full, plain, treed calf, with a black leather spine label. Expectable wear to spine from use. Scattered light foxing. A good++ copy with a provenance worthy of research. (32879)
Folded as issued. Very good condition. (26013)
Some of the poems collected here were previously published in Field, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and Western Humanities Review. For this edition from theAralia Press, 175 copies were printed by Michael Peich at West Chester University using Spectrum types on dampened Frankfurt. Nadya Brown contributed the blue title-page vignette of a man in a rowboat. This copy issigned by Levine in pencil below the colophon.
Gray paper wrappers with Nadya Brown's drawing reproduced in black on front cover. Fine, in mylar wrappers. (30802)
Metallic marbled paper-covered boards, front cover with printed paper label. Clean and pleasant, in original glassine dustwrapper remarkably intact. (31136)
Here he sends a thoughtfully reminiscent note of sympathy on the death of the Rev. Dr. Shields (Charles Woodruff Shields); his “Mrs. Stockton” was probably Charlotte, Mrs. Bayard Stockton, the deceased's daughter.
Provenance: Ex–Allyn K. Ford Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, recently deaccessioned.
Very good condition. Low's is not a very difficult hand, but someone has lightly, interlinearly pencilled in the words s/he found hard to decipher. (33395)
The itemized gathering: Third annual report of the managers of the State Lunatic Asylum. Made to the Legislature, January 23, 1846. Albany, E. Mack, 1846. 8vo (25.2 cm, 9.92"). 61,  pp. Fifth annual report ... January 19, 1848. Albany: Charles Van Benthuysen, 1848. 8vo (23 cm, 9.05"). 76 pp. [and] Sixth annual report ... February 1, 1849. Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1849. 8vo (24.9 cm, 9.8"). 60,  pp. [and] Fourteenth annual report ... January 7, 1857. Albany: C. Van Benthuysen, 1857. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.89"). 46,  pp. [and] Fifteenth annual report ... February 7, 1858. Albany: C. Van Benthuysen, 1858. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.89"). Frontis., 61,  pp.; 1 map. [and] Sixteenth annual report ... Jan. 29, 1859. Utica: Curtiss & White, 1859. (22.7 cm, 8.93"). Frontis., 47,  pp. [and] Sixth annual report of the superintendent of the Cincinnati Sanitarium for the year ending November 30th. 1879. Cincinnati: A.H. Pounsford & Co., 1880. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). 21,  pp. [and] Twenty-seventh annual report of the board of directors and superintendent of the Longview Asylum, Carthage, Ohio, to the governor of the state of Ohio, for the year 1886. Cincinnati: The Commercial Gazette Job Print., 1886. 8vo (23.3 cm, 9.17"). 43,  pp. [and] Twenty-ninth annual report of the board of directors and superintendent of the Longview Asylum, Carthage, Ohio, to the governor of the state of Ohio, for the year 1888. Cincinnati: The Commercial Gazette Job Print., 1888. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). 43,  pp.
The 1858 and 1859 New York reports each open with a frontispiece depicting the asylum, engraved by H.B. Hall, and the former also includes a floor plan of the building. The 1879 Cincinnati report includes a tipped-in announcement of the death of Dr. W.S. Chipley, superintendent, which “occurred this morning,” and also provides an application form for admittance and an obligation bond for payment.
These reports can be dry; they also, suddenly, can become quite interesting on the anecdotal, human-story level; and either way they embody significant social history.
Provenance: Most recently in the library of Robert Sadoff, M.D., sans indicia.
Longview: see Sabin 41938. Publisher's printed paper wrappers in light blue, rose, green, tan, brown, and yellow; four pamphlets with edge chips, one with spine and edges sunned. Two pamphlets with some signatures unopened. Fifteenth with offsetting from frontis. to map and title-page; Sixth Cincinnati with light waterstaining to lower outer corners. These reports are all individually uncommon on the market. If you are interested in them as a category, please enquire as to our other holdings. (41707)
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