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Frederick Law Olmsted

Published by Cambridge University Press (2009)

ISBN 10: 110800444X ISBN 13: 9781108004442

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M110800444X

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A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States: Olmsted, Frederick Law

Olmsted, Frederick Law

Published by G.P. Putnam's Son, New York (1904)

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Item Description: G.P. Putnam's Son, New York, 1904. Original Blue Cloth Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good - See Description. New Edition. 1904. New edition in 2 volumes. xl, [i], 418pp. in volume 1 and iii, 412pp. plus a 2 page publisher's catalogue in volume 2. Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was one of America's most famous landscape architects, but before this he was by turns a surveyor, merchant seaman, farmer, magazine publisher, and traveling newspaper correspondent. Interested in the slave economy, he was commissioned by the New York Daily Times (now The New York Times) to embark on an extensive research journey through the American South and Texas from 1852 to 1857. His dispatches to the Times were later collected and first published in three volumes in 1856 under the title 'A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States'. This later edition is in 2 volumes and also contains a biographical sketch of Olmsted and an introduction by William P. Trent. The books are bound in the original blue cloth covered boards with gold titling on the spines. These are from a college library but are otherswise in very good condition with few library marks. The boards have shelf wear with some soiling and light bumping to the spine ends and corners. There are traces of removed reference numbers on the spines. The only library nidcations appear to be traces of a removed label on the free endpapers, a circular stamp overlaid with a 'withdrawn' stamp on the title pages which also have a pin-hole library stamp. There is a circular stamp on the last page of text in volume 1 and a similar stamp on the rear fixed endpapers. There are remains of a label on the rear free endpaper of volume 1. Page 55 in both volumes has a pin-hole library stamp on the bottom edge. There appear to be te only library marks but it is possible that something small has been missed. The front fixed endpapers have a small bookplate from a previous owner (not a library label). PLEASE NOTE: Heavy books so extra will be needed for shipping to non-UK customers. Size: 8.8" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # America025

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Olmsted, Frederick Law

Published by Mason Brothers, New York (1859)

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Item Description: Mason Brothers, New York, 1859. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. xv, 723p. plus (4)p. advertisements for books published by Dix & Edwards (publisher of the 1st ed.). Cloth. 19cm. Ends of backstrip slightly frayed. Horizontal split in cover cloth near base of backstrip.Moderate age-toning. Olmsted traveled through the District of Columbia, Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana. His travels were first described by him in a series of letters published in the New York Daily Times under the signature of "Yeoman" and first published in book form by Dix & Edwards in 1856. Bookseller Inventory # 69328

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Olmsted, Frederick Law

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, NEW YORK (1904)

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Item Description: G.P. Putnam's Sons, NEW YORK, 1904. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. No Jacket. First Edition Thus. Volume Two only of a two-volume set. Book would be about fine in navy blue boards except for a wrinkle on the cloth of the front panel and very minor wear to spine ends. Gilt top edge and gilt lettering on spine. Originally issued in 1856. A crisp, clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 024667

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Olmsted, Frederick Law.

Published by (Holman & Gray, printers) Dix & Edwards, New York; Sampson Low, Son & Co., London: 1856., New York (1856)

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Item Description: (Holman & Gray, printers) Dix & Edwards, New York; Sampson Low, Son & Co., London: 1856., New York, 1856. Full Cloth. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. pp. xv, 723, (1) [Appendix], (4) [Publisher's catalogue]. Illustrated with text drawings. Slightly age stained or foxed. Large 12 mo. Original brown cloth binding embossed in blind. Spine perished. Boards and sewing loose. First Edition. Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was an American journalist, landscape designer, and father of American landscape architecture - most famous for his creation of Central Park in New York City. Interested in the slave economy, he was commissioned by the New York Times to embark on an extensive research journey through the American South from 1852 to 1857. Olmsted concluded that slavery was not only morally odious, but expensive and economically inefficient. His works helped inform and galvanize antislavery sentiment in the Northeast. Howes 0-78 (erroneously calling for a map). A good candidate for a nice binding. SE 1/2. Bookseller Inventory # 089JUN5

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Olmsted, Frederick Law:

Published by New York 1904 (1904)

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Item Description: New York 1904, 1904. G.P. Putnam's First Edition 2 vol set 8vo/830pp: VG/none. OFFICE GLASS. Bookseller Inventory # msJoP1509

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Olmsted, Frederick Law

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1904)

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Item Description: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1904. Later edition. Later edition. Frontispiece portrait of the author. xl, 418; [iv], 412, [2, ads] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. One of the best objective reports on the region in the antebellum period: Olmstead was not at first an advocate of freeing the slaves, but upon the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation he became one of its most fervant supporters. His biograper, Broadus Mitchell wrote: "Olmstead did what he could to save the pot from boiling over. For passion he sought to substitute thoughtfulness, for raving rationality, and for invective a calm examination of facts and their historical antecedents that should induce tolerance." An early work by the great landscape architect and designer of New York's Central Park. Howes O78 (for first ed.) Original blue cloth, t.e.g. Spine a bit dull, very minor wear at extremities. Ownership signature of James J. Higginson in vol. II. Very good Frontispiece portrait of the author. xl, 418; [iv], 412, [2, ads] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 246161

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FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED, JR , WILLIAM P. TRENT FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED

Published by Cambridge University Press (2010)

ISBN 10: 1108005594 ISBN 13: 9781108005593

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1108005594

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Olmsted, Frederick Law

Published by Dix & Edwards / London: Sampson Low, Son & Co., NY (1856)

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Item Description: Dix & Edwards / London: Sampson Low, Son & Co., NY, 1856. Hardcover. First edition. 724pp., plus publisher advertisements, illustrations. Covers water stained a bit, spine top worn away, spine bottom frayed, beginning to to split at front hinge and in center but holding together, name marked with red paint on half-title page which has left a greasy mark on several surrounding pages, small ink inscription inside, paper tanned, a good reading copy only. Bookseller Inventory # 207912

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OLMSTED, FREDERICK LAW

Published by Dix & Edwards, New York (1856)

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Item Description: Dix & Edwards, New York, 1856. First Edition, First Printing. Thick duodecimo. 13.5 x 19 cm. xv; 724 pp. + advertisements. With occasional reproductions of illustrations in the text. The first of three volumes Olmsted was commissioned to write for the New York Times (then called the New York Daily Times) on the Southern slave economy. An important journalistic work. Very good relatively tight copy in original blind-stamped brown cloth, with a half-inch chip missing from the cloth at the spine, usual mild wear and some foxing to the endpapers. Contemporary (1856) ownership signature of Evans Rogers on preliminary blank page. Rogers was the father of industrialist Fairman Rogers and in-law of the prolific Furness family. Bookseller Inventory # 26908

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Olmstead, Frederick Law

Published by Dix & Edwards / Sampson Low, Son and Co, New York & London (1856)

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Item Description: Dix & Edwards / Sampson Low, Son and Co, New York & London, 1856. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First American Edition. 12mo. xiv, 724pp., iv publisher advertisements. Illustrations. Restored. Original brown cloth hardcover with blind stamped borders and decorated boards. Gilt title on spine. Original spine rebacked on new brown cloth. Front and rear hinges repaired. Light edge wear to boards. Light scattered foxing to contents. Previous owner inscription of "G. A. Butler May 11, 1874" located upper front paste down. Original owner inscription of "Mary Jane Crosby March 1856" with a line drawn through the inscription is located on the right front flyleaf. "G. A. Butler May 11, 1874" written top of title page. Howes O 78 (Howe's and Sabin in their description each calls for a map and plate but recent and older records of sale of this book do not mention or are missing the map and plate); Clark Volume III: 482; Sabin 57242. Bookseller Inventory # 7430

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Olmsted, Frederick Law

Published by Dix & Edwards, New York (1856)

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Item Description: Dix & Edwards, New York, 1856. First Edition. 12mo, (ix-xvi), 723pp., one page appendix and 4 pages ads; G; spine brown cloth with gilt lettering; wrapped in original brown cloth covered boards, blind embossing to both boards; substantial wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine as well as tips of boards, spine missing top quarter inch of cloth; no foxing and minor age tanning; binding beginning to fall apart; no marks in text; shelved case 1. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-103-1259504

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A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States,: Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted

Published by Dix & Edwards,, New York: (1856)

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Item Description: Dix & Edwards,, New York:, 1856. Hardcover. First Edition.. Good+ in its original brown cloth covered boards with blind embossing to the front and rear board and gilt text stamping on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 3/4" with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. There is an early prior owner's, printed bookplate "F. W. Blackford" on the front paste down and a "Rice Hope Plantation | J. S. Frelinghuysen" book plate on the second free end page. (Frelinghuysen was a U.S. Senator from 1916 to 1922 representing New Jersey.) The hinges and joints of this volume remain tight and strong. The contents are largely free of foxing and age tanning. This is dampness staining to the lower margins of pages 383 through 412 none of which impacts the printing. There is also a faint worm hole through the preliminaries at the extreme lower, fore corner of the pages. (ix-xvi) plus 723 pages of text followed by a one page appendix and four pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with six engravings within the text. For a period of three months in the year 1853 Frederick Law Olmsted (a native of Connecticut who became the landscape architect for New York's Central Park) traveled throughout the slave states. His letters to the New York Times during this trip comprised the bulk of material for this title. Later in the year of 1853 Olmsted started a second journey through the Slave States which eventually took him as far south as Mexico. This trip resulted in the publication of two books: The Texas Journey and A Journey in the Back Country (1860). In 1861 the three books were quickly published as one under the title: Journeys and Explorations in the Cotton Kingdom. Thomas D. Clark in his bibliography: Travels in The Old South, Volume III, states that Olmsted "was one of the most important observers of Southern life in the ante bellum period." His initial trip to the south was made in an effort to create a more balanced, objective view of the south and slavery which was seeing so much propaganda by the more strident abolitionists of the time. His subsequent trip to the south resulted in his belief that slavery was an uneconomical alternative to paid labor; and, he became much less tolerant of the treatment of slaves. (Clark, Travels in the Old South 482; Howes, O-78; Sabin, 57242) Both Sabin and Howes call for a map in this title which is incorrect. Bookseller Inventory # TB27420

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Olmsted, Frederick Law (1822-1903)

Published by New York : Dix & Edwards ; London : Sampson Low, Son & Co. (1856)

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Item Description: New York : Dix & Edwards ; London : Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1856. First Edition. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 723 pages; Description: xv, 723 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Slavery --United States. Southern States --Description and travel. Southern States --Economic conditions. Bookseller Inventory # 94208

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Olmsted, Frederick Law (1822-1903)

Published by New York : Dix & Edwards ; London : Sampson Low, Son & Co.

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Item Description: New York : Dix & Edwards ; London : Sampson Low, Son & Co. First Edition. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 723 pages; Description: xv, 723 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Slavery --United States. Southern States --Description and travel. Southern States --Economic conditions. 723 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 94208

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Olmsted, Frederick Law.

Published by New York: Dix and Edwards, 1856. 1st ed. Hardcover. 715 pages. (1856)

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Item Description: New York: Dix and Edwards, 1856. 1st ed. Hardcover. 715 pages., 1856. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Commentary on places and people.black and white, as the author travelled from Washington through the southern states to Louisiana. Howes O-78. Brown cloth-covered boards with embossed decorative design. Title on spine is copper-colored gilt. VG/No Jacket. Binding and hinges very firm. Front free endpaper removed. No marks or tears. Corners square, spine ends softened. There is a half-inch chip to the foredge of the front board. Bookseller Inventory # B9645

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Olmsted, Frederick Law

Published by Dix & Edwards New York 1856, New York (1856)

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Item Description: Dix & Edwards New York 1856, New York, 1856. First Edition. Very Good Bright tight condition, in original cloth hardback An exceptional copy. Olmsted's classic account of Slavery in the South prior to the Civil War. Bookseller Inventory # 004757

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OLMSTED, Frederick Law

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Item Description: 1856. OLMSTED, Frederick Law. A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, With Remarks on Their Economy. N.Y., 1856. 1st ed. xvi, 724 plus 4pp. advts. Orig. cloth. Old waterstaining at lower right hand portion of the first 50 or 60pp, else a fine copy. Howes O-78. The first of Olmsted's detailed accounts of his travels in the South. Bookseller Inventory # 42541

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AMERICANA] OLMSTED, FREDERICK LAW.

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Item Description: New York: Dix & Edwards, 1856, 1856. First Edition. Contemporary ownership inscription on the half-title; publisherÕs cloth. Aside from a small tear at the top of the spine, very good or a little better. While this is a product of his successful career as a journalist, the author went on to far greater and enduring fame as a landscape architect, especially noted for his work on Central Park. Bookseller Inventory # 33722

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Item Description: 0. OLMSTED, Frederick Law. A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, With Remarks on Their Economy. N.Y.: Dix & Edwards, 1856. 1st ed. 724pp. Slight wear at head of spine, else a fine copy in orig. cloth. Howes O-78. Howes erroneously calls for a map. Uncommon in this condition. Bookseller Inventory # 794

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JOURNEY IN THE SEABOARD SLAVE STATES, With: Olmsted Frederick Law

Olmsted Frederick Law

Published by New York Dix and Edwards 1856 (1856)

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Item Description: New York Dix and Edwards 1856, 1856. First edition. 8vo, original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, and decorated in overall designs in blind on the covers and spine. xvi, 723, appendix, 4 ads. pp. A handsome copy, the cloth very well preserved with some light expected age evidence, internally very fresh and clean and crisp. The tips in quite pleasing condition and with just a little of the usually present wear, head and tail-caps in pleasing condition. A VERY IMPORTANT WORK AND A VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN PLEASING CONDITION. Early in his career, the renowned landscape architect worked as a writer and journalist. He was fascinated with the American slave economy, and was hired by the New Daily Times to travel through the south and do research. His writings on the subject were published over time, and this was the first entry of the collection which eventually concluded after the start of the Civil War. His antislavery views energized and educated his New Englander readership. Bookseller Inventory # 26973

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Olmsted, Frederick Law

Published by Dixon & Edwards, 1856-1860, New York (1860)

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Item Description: Dixon & Edwards, 1856-1860, New York, 1860. First edition, Octavo, three volumes, original cloth. A Journey In The Seaboard Slave states is inscribed by the author to his cousin Charles Olmsted. The cloth has been sympathetically rebacked. The remaining two volumes are in very good condition. Books inscribed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American Landscape Architecture, are rare. Interested in the slave economy, he was commissioned by the New York Daily Times (now The New York Times) to embark on an extensive research journey through the American South and Texas from 1852 to 1857. His dispatches to the Times were collected into three volumes (A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States (1856),A Journey Through Texas (1857), A Journey in the Back Country in the Winter of 1853-4 (1860) which remain vivid first-person social documents of the pre-war South. Bookseller Inventory # 3040

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