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1 (Committee for Social Research) ALKOHOL SITUATIONEN I VESTGRONLAND
Kobenhavn: Udvalget for Samfundsforskning i Gronland, 1961. 1961. Good 
Kobenhavn: Udvalget for Samfundsforskning i Gronland, 1961.. 1961.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light green wrappers with an illustration in black on the front wrap. The wraps are lightly bumped with the spine & extremities darkened. There is a short tear to the tail of the spine. 174 pages. Illustrated with graphs & tables. There is an owner's ink name on the title. Very good.

A study of the alcohol consumption in West Greenland by the Committee for Social Research in Greenland. The text is in Danish with a summary in English [pages 127-141]. 
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2 (Kornblum, William; Project Director) WEST 42ND STREET: THE BRIGHT LIGHT ZONE
New York: Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, 1978. 1978. Good 
New York: Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, 1978.. 1978.. Good. - Oblong quarto [8-1/2 inches high by 11 inches wide] softcover. The contents are bound between a black-and-white pictorial front cover sheet & a white rear cover sheet with a metal binder. The cover sheets are lightly rubbed & bumped. The rear cover sheet is soiled with short tears at the binder. Several small labels have been scotch taped to the tail of the spine & there is a handwritten sticker on the front cover sheet. 229 & [1] pages plus 4-page questionnaire. Illustrated with black-and-white plates [plans of streets & buildings]. There is a stain to the inside front cover sheet. De-acquisitioned by the Regional Plan Association with their stamp on the first page & a library card pocket on the inside rear cover. The contents are very good. Good.

This unpublished study referred to as the 42nd Street was carried out for the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. William Kornblum was the project director and each section of the report was written by a different member of the study team. A letter from Kornblum bound in before the title page states that the report is the result of several months of research, interviews, public meetings and planning and that the material is still in the process of revision.

This is a fascinating study and record of Forty- Second Street as it used to be prior to the Rudolf Giuliani "clean-up". Sections include "The Social Ecology of the Bright Light District" by William Kornblum and Vernon Boggs, "Forty-Second Street at the Crossroads: A History of Broadway to Eighth Avenue" by Stanley Bruder, "Markets in the Bright Light District", "The Sex Entertainment Industries on 42nd Street" by Charles Winick, "Street Drug Markets and Hustling" by Terry Williams and Vernon Boggs, "Crime and Law Enforcement in the Bright Light District" by Jennifer Hunt, and "Urban Design and Social Control."

Rare. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 350.00 USD

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HEARTBREAK AND ROSES: Real Life Stories of Troubled Love, (Mack, Stan). Bode, Janet
3 (Mack, Stan). Bode, Janet HEARTBREAK AND ROSES: Real Life Stories of Troubled Love
New York: Delacorte Press, (1994). (1994). 038532068X / 9780385320689 Very good 
New York: Delacorte Press, (1994).. (1994).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The head of the dust wrapper's spine is lightly chipped & the tail is rubbed. viii, [1] leaf, 158 pages & [4] leaves. Illustrated in black & white with comic strips by Stan Mack. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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4 (Osborn, Robert C.). Parkinson, C. Northcote PARKINSON'S LAW And Other Studies in Administration
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957. 1957. Good 
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957.. 1957.. Good. - Octavo, gray boards backed with dark gray cloth with a vignette in silver on the front cover. The head & tail of the spine are lightly rubbed & creased. The dust jacket is chipped with several short tears and with light soiling & some darkening to its rear panel. xi, [1] leaf, 112 & [1] pages. Full-page & textual illustrations in black & white by Robert C. Osborn. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First American edition.

Observations on the administrative habits of civil servants and businessman. C. Northcote Parkinson [1909-1993] was a British naval historian and author of some sixty books. His best-seller "Parkinson's Law" was the most famous of these and led to his being considered an important scholar in public administration and management. Parkinson's Law states that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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5 Adams, Thomas, D. Eng.; Roosevelt, Franklin D OUTLINE OF TOWN AND CITY PLANNING: A Review of Past Efforts and Modern Aims. Foreword by Franklin D. Roosevelt
New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1936. 1936. Very good 
New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1936.. 1936.. Very good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt. The binding is bumped & slightly rubbed with a light stain to the rear cover. 368 pages. Illustrated in black & white with a frontispiece and numerous photographic illustrations, maps & plans. Very good.

Second printing.

From the library of Rochester, N.Y. architect Carl F. W. Kaelber, designer of the Strasenburgh Planetarium, with his signature and address on the front pastedown. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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6 Alvarez, A THE SAVAGE GOD: A Study of Suicide
New York: Random House (1972). (1972). 0394474511 / 9780394474519 Very good Signed
New York: Random House (1972).. (1972).. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY A. ALVAREZ - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is very lightly rubbed with creasing to its front flap. xviii, 299 & [2] pages. There is a stain to 1 page of the preliminaries with offsetting to the facing page. There is light soiling to the edges of the book. Very good.

First American edition.

Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper in the year of publication: "For Eli & Anne, from a great fan. / Al Alvarez / N.Y.C., 25 April, 1972". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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7 Barfod, Pie; Nielsen, Lone; Nielsen, Johan. GRONLAENDERE I DANMARK 1971-72 KALATDLIT DANMARKIME.
(Copenhagen): Samfundsvidenskaberne, (1974). (1974). Good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial tan wrappers. The outer & inner corners of the wraps and the head & tail of the spine are creased. 589 pages. Illustrated with tables. There is some light soiling to the edges of the book. A number of top & bottom page corners are creased. Good.

Bilingual edition in Danish and Greenlandic. The book is a sociological study of Greenlanders in Denmark. 
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23 AUTOGRAPHS of apparent attendees at a meeting. The meeting was possibly that of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE., Grey, Maria Georgina; Van Praagh, William; Faithfull, Emily; Holyoake, George; et al.
8 Grey, Maria Georgina; Van Praagh, William; Faithfull, Emily; Holyoake, George; et al. 23 AUTOGRAPHS of apparent attendees at a meeting. The meeting was possibly that of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE.
Circa [1870s] [1870s] Good 
- 23 signatures on both sides of an 11-1/2 inch high by 9 inch wide buff sheet of paper removed from an album. The recto and verso of the sheet are numbered "136" and "137" at the top corner and 17 signatures are penned on the recto with another 6 penned on the verso. The paper is foxed with some light minor stains to the edges. Removed from an album, the left edge is rough with 2 tiny chips to the bottom edge. The top right corner is creased and fragile with a tiny chip. Good.

Following is a list of the autographs, with brief biographies (when available) of those signers we've been able to identify:

H.E. Cartwright.

Edward William Cox (1809-1879). English legal writer, publisher and psychic researcher. Described by some as "the greatest entrepreneur of 'class' journalism", Cox founded the weekly "Law Times" and the English journal "The Field". He bought out and edited several other periodicals of the period. He was a member of the London Dialectical Society's committee to investigate spiritualism. Cox also had a keen interest in orchids and in the subject of psychology.

[_?_] Baker.

[_?_] Carpenter.

[_?_] Wheelhouse.

Charles Ratcliff.

A. Herbert Safford. Author of papers on alcoholism and infanticide.

George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906). British newspaper editor who coined the words "secularism" and "jingoism". He edited the Secularist paper the "Reasoner" and the Co-operative paper "The English Leader". Holyoake took over as editor of Southwell's atheist periodical the "Oracle of Reason" after Southwell was imprisoned for publishing his beliefs. He was influenced by Auguste Comte, the French philosopher and sociologist who was famous for the doctrine of positivism. Holyoake's later years were spent advocating for the working class and the co-operative movement.

William Hardwicke, a London medical officer and coroner, Hardwicke attended the 1877 conference of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science held in Aberdeen.

A.P. Stewart. (Possibly the British doctor who wrote on the efficacy of vaccination.)

Emily Faithfull (1835-1895). English women's rights advocate. Her interest in the conditions of working-women led her to set up "The Victoria Press" in 1860, a printing establishment for women which published the feminist English Woman's Journal. Her rising reputation and the excellence of the press's work, led her to be appointed printer and publisher in ordinary to Queen Victoria. She published the monthly "The Victoria Magazine" and the first annual report of the Ladies' London Emancipation Society. Her efforts to promote compositor's work as a mode of employment for women upset the male dominated London Printer's Union. Emily Faithfull published her novel "Change upon Change" in 1868. She lives on as the protagonist of Emma Donoghue's 2008 novel "The Sealed Letter".

Edmund W. Hollond (1841-1900). Lawyer who pioneered in philanthropic work in London's East End. Author of "The Principles of Pauper Labour" (1870).

Herbert N. [_?_].

Charles R. Ford.

Annabella Jean Ralston Shedden (1823-1873). Sister of William Ralston Shedden-Ralston.

William Van Praagh (1845-?). Pioneer of lip-reading [oralism] for deaf-mutes in England. A student of Dr. Hirsch who introduced the oral system of teaching deaf-mutes into Holland, Van Praagh actively disseminated his teacher's system throughout England. He was invited to take over management of the Jews Deaf and Dumb Home in London and published his "Plan for the Establishment of Day-Schools for the Deaf and Dumb", notable as the impetus for the establishment of British day-schools and the boarding-out of disadvantaged children. Baroness Mayer de Rothschild established "The Association for the Oral Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb" with Van Praagh as director (1870). Van Praagh authored "Lip-reading for the Deaf", among other works.

Eduard [_?_] van Leiden, Holland.

Henry Richmond Droop (1832-1884). English mathematician who devised the "Droop quota" used in elections.

Maria Georgina Grey (1816-1906) aka: Mrs. William Grey, a promoter of women's education. She was one of the founders of the organization that became the Girls' Day School Trust. She was the author of "Thoughts on Self Culture Address to Women" and the novel "Love's Sacrifice" among other works

Frederick W. Chesson (1833-1888). Journalist who was a prominent anti-slavery campaigner. A supporter of the Union side during the American Civil War, his activity in the Emancipation Committee and the London Aborigines' Protection Society led to his meeting Harriet Ann Jacobs.

P.H. Holland.

William Bartlett Dalby (1840-1918). British aural surgeon and otologist. Dalby was Consulting Aural Surgeon to St. George's Hospital, as well as President of the Medical Society from 1894-1895 and the 1st President of the Otological Society of the United Kingdom.

Arthur John Williams (1834-1911). Welsh Liberal party activist and MP (from 1885 to 1895). First Edition. 
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9 Harmsen, George GRONLANDS DEMOGRAFI
Godthab [Greenland]: 1979. 1979. Very good 
Godthab [Greenland]: 1979.. 1979.. Very good. - Octavo, printed green wrappers. The binding is very slightly bumped with the spine faded. 51 pages, mechanically reproduced. Illustrated with tables, graphs and diagrams in black & white. Very good.

The text is in Danish. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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EN LIVSFORM VED KOFSVEJEN: Gronlaendernes mode med vesterlandsk velfaerdspolitik., Jensen, Bent.
10 Jensen, Bent. EN LIVSFORM VED KOFSVEJEN: Gronlaendernes mode med vesterlandsk velfaerdspolitik.
[Kobenhavn], Denmark: Gyldendal, (1971). (1971). Very good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in printed teal wrappers with a vignette in black on the front cover. The binding is rubbed & bumped with the head of the spine chipped & with a chip to the front edge of the rear cover. 122 & [1] pages. The contents are clean & bright. Very good.

A study of the encounter between the Greenlanders' way of life and western welfare policy.

The text is in Danish. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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O, LYKSALIG FOLK., Mikkelsen, Robert.
11 Mikkelsen, Robert. O, LYKSALIG FOLK.
[Denmark]: Forlaget Tiden, 1970. 1970. Very good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial folding wrappers. There is some minor rubbing & soiling to the binding with a narrow line of green staining along the bottom edge of the front cover. There is a notation on the rear wrap fold. 66 & [1] pages plus colophon. 3 tipped-in color plates, including a frontispiece, & black-and-white textual illustrations. Very good.

A collection of articles on social conditions in Greenland written by the author in the 1950s and 1960s.

The text is in Danish. 
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12 National Commission on Urban Problems BUILDING THE AMERICAN CITY: Report of the National Commission on Urban Ptoblems
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, (1971). (1971). Very good 
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, (1971).. (1971).. Very good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt. The binding is slightly rubbed. xi, [iii], 500 & [2] pages. Illustrated with tables. There is an owner's ink name on the front endpaper. Very good.

Second printing.

Among the members of the commission were Paul H. Douglas, Hugo Black and Richard Ravitch. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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13 Owen, Wilfred THE ACCESSIBLE CITY
Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, (1972). (1972). 0815767706 / 9780815767701 Very good 
Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, (1972).. (1972).. Very good. - Octavo, light green cloth titled in gilt on the spine in a pictorial dust wrapper. The edges of the dust jacket are darkened with minor creases and slight wear to the corners. 150 pages, with black & white illustrations. Very good.

First edition of this work by Wilfred Owen with the assistance of Inai Bradfield. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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ORIGINAL PHOTO INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SOCIOLOGIST AND EUGENICIST EDWARD ALSWORTH ROSS., Ross, Edward Alsworth. (1866-1951). American sociologist and eugenicist, and a major figure in early criminology.
14 Ross, Edward Alsworth. (1866-1951). American sociologist and eugenicist, and a major figure in early criminology. ORIGINAL PHOTO INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SOCIOLOGIST AND EUGENICIST EDWARD ALSWORTH ROSS.
Circa [1930]. [1930]. Good Signed
- Original sepia-toned head-and shoulders portrait photo approximately 9-3/4 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide. Inscribed in the margin below the image "-- With best wishes, / Edward Alsworth Ross." There is some light creasing to the margins of the photo with a few tiny stains to the bottom margin. Good.

Edward Alswoth Ross [1866-1951] was an American sociologist and eugenicist and a major figure in early criminology. Rather remarkably, in his last twenty years, he grew out of the disreputable views of his earlier life when he was a believer in eugenics and sterilization and opposed immigration to the point of suggesting that America would do better to turn its guns "upon every vessel bringing Japanese to our shores rather than to permit them to land". In the 1930s he was a supporter of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal program, and from 1940 to 1950 he served as chairman of the national committee of the American Civil Liberties Union. 
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15 Scheinfeld, Amram WOMEN AND MEN
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1944). (1944). Good Signed
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1944).. (1944).. Good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in yellow on the spine. The binding is rubbed & lightly bumped with 2 tiny white marks to the front cover. The spine is slightly faded. xx & 453 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white tables, drawings & diagrams by the author. Good.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper and signed "Amram". First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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16 Shalleck, Jamie MASKS
New York: The Viking Press, (1973). (1973). Very good 
New York: The Viking Press, (1973).. (1973).. Very good. - Small quarto [8-5/8 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], light red cloth with a pictorial label depicting a pair of eyes mounted on the front cover, in a yellow dust wrapper with 2 eye-shaped keyholes in its front panel revealing the eyes on the label. The bottom edge of the front cover is faded. The dust jacket is very lightly chipped with a crease to its front fold. 163 pages plus colophon. Full-page black-and-white illustrations. There is a small area of soiling to the bottom edge. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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17 Simon, Walter B INTEGRATION AND APARTNESS OF MINORITY GROUPS AS REFLECTED IN ELECTION RESULTS. Offprint from The Sociological Quarterly, Vol. III, No. 2, April, 1962. (Cover title)
The Sociological Quarterly, 1962. 1962. Very good Signed
The Sociological Quarterly, 1962.. 1962.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover, printed cream self-wraps bound with staples. Pages 123-134. Illustrated with 2 tables of election results. The top page corners are bumped. Very good.

First separate edition, inscribed by the author and signed in full in blue ink on the verso of the cover sheet. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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18 Stoetzel, Jean. WITHOUT THE CHRYSANTHEMUM AND THE SWORD: A Study of Attitudes of Youth in Post-War Japan.
New York: Columbia University Press/UNESCO, 1955. 1955. Very good 
- Octavo, yellow cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is slightly bumped with some slight darkening to the bottom edge of the rear cover. The dust jacket is rubbed & lightly chipped & soiled with a short tear to the top edge of the rear panel. 334 pages plus 2-page UNESCO catalog. Illustrated with a black-and-white frontispiece, tables and a map. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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19 Stone, Ian R.; editor POLAR RECORD: A Journal of Arctic and Antarctic Research. Journal of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. (Volume 42, Number 222, July 2006)
Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 2006. Very good 
Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2006.. 2006.. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11-5/8 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial white wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with some minor soiling to the front wrap. Pages 185-280 plus inside wraps. Black-and-white photographic illustrations, maps & tables. Very good.

Among the contents of this issue are "The bringer of light: the raven in Inuit tradition"; "Synergy of local ecological knowledge, community involvement and scientific study to develop marine wildlife areas in eastern Arctic Canada"; and "Remaking Arctic governance: the construction of an Arctic Inuit policy". 
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20 Tayler, J. Lionel NEW ENGLAND AND NEW AMERICA / And Other Writings of the Late J. Lionel Tayler / With Memoir and Tributes
London, U.K.: Williams & Norgate Limited, 1933. 1933. Good 
London, U.K.: Williams & Norgate Limited, 1933.. 1933.. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & rubbed with the head & tail of the spine lightly chipped. The dust jacket is darkened & chipped with pieces out & with some light foxing. There is staining to the bottom edge of its front panel. viii, 331 & [2] pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece. There is offsetting to the endpapers with an owner's name penciled on the front endpaper. The page corners are bumped & there is occasional light foxing. Good.

First edition, edited by F. H. Hayward.

Englishman Dr. J. Lionel Tayler [1874- 1930] trained as a physician. He became a lecturer on sociological and biological subjects and later a Unitarian minister. His short book "New England and New America" was unpublished when he died and is here supplemented by essays on Christianity, human nature, sociology, biography, democracy and other subjects. Preceding Tayler's texts are many tributes from colleagues, friends and students. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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