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This auction will include a broad range of books and ephemera items from area estates and consignments. The books range from special, limited and author-signed editions to large groups of excellent dealer and reading stock. Highlights include vintage and antique children’s books; other antique books; history; U.S. Civil war history; theology; antique Quaker history and biographies; author-signed; early equine reference (farrier, etc.); New York State history. Below, you will find a list of highlight items that caught our attention while cataloging. These are just some of the highlights; the complete catalog will be available at the auction.  See you sale day!
 

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Title: The Eckels-Genung Method and Practical Embalmer
Author: Eckels and Genung
Publisher: H. S. Eckels & Co.
Printing Year: 1906

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique book is a scarce manual on embalming methods. The work is illustrated with many photographs depicting the various processes discussed in the work. The volume shows some external wear, with a detached front board, shaken rear board and lacking spine, and is otherwise solidly bound with clear, lightly age toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 248 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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Title: Catalogue of Trotting Bred Stock Village Farm
Publisher: The Wenborne-Sumner Co. Stock Farm Printers (Buffalo)
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: Bound in gilt embossed calfskin, this very scarce antique book is a scarce catalogue of trotting horses, including the complete pedigree and records of 271 horses from the Village Farm in the Village of East Aurora, New York. The title page lists C. J. Hamlin as the proprietor, while the cover is gilt embossed "With the Compliments of Geo. W. Gibbs". The work is illustrated with many illustrations of noteworthy horses including members of the World's Team Record. The volume shows some mild external wear, with some of the outer spine lacking with lightly toned pages, and is solidly bound with clean pages; the equestrian illustrations all show beautifully. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 225 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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Title: The Works of Benjamin Disraeli
Publisher: M. Walter Dunne (Printed for subscribers only)
Printing Year: 1904
Number of Volumes: Twenty volume set

Notes: Bound in gilt and crimson embossed leather with decorative endpapers, this handsome antique set of 20 volumes is a rare compilation of the poems, speeches, novels and other writings of Benjamin Disraeli. These writings are attractively typeset and presented on deckled pages, with some larger works split across multiple volumes. The work is illustrated with full-color lithographed frontispiece drawings and gilted color title pages. The volumes, which have been professionally restored, show mild external wear, with some marginal scuffing of the leather, and are solidly bound with archivally reinforced spines and clean, lightly age toned pages free of marks, tears or marginalia. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Better Things as presented at the Pennsylvania Convention of Methodist Men by Clyde F. Armitage - Dated c1910 by Pennsylvania Convention of Methodist Men
- The Illustrated History of Methodism in Great Britain and America by W. H. Daniels - Dated 1880 by Phillips & Hunt
- A History of Methodism in the United States by James M. Buckley - Dated 1897 by The Christian Literature Co. - two volume set
- Cyclopaedia of Methodism. Embracing Sketches of Its Rise, Progress, and Present Condition by Matthew Simpson - Dated 1881 by Louis H. Everts

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
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Title: The Writings of Mark Twain
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1904
Number of Volumes: Complete 25 volume set, "Hillcrest Edition"

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing and gilt page edge, this antique set is a lifetime compilation of the all the well-known writings of Mark Twain, authorized by the famed American humorist/novelist and presented in 25 uniform volumes. The volumes show mild external wear, with a few of the volumes showing moderate fading or other age indications, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.25" x 8" and each contain approximately 350 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Report of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company - Dated c1877 by Engineering and Mining Journal of New York - pamphlet
- An Expensive Experiment: The Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario by Reginald Pelham Bolton - Dated 1913 by Baker & Taylor - notation
- Cassier's Magazine - Dated 1895 by Cassier - Engineering Industry Steam Electricity Power
- Cassier's Magazine - Dated Nov. 1895 by Cassier - Engineering Industry Steam Electricity Power - detached cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
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This large lot includes the group of early and first printing, vintage and antique literature books shown in the corresponding image. There are between 20 and 25 books in the collection and we have not included any G&D or A.L. Burt printings; these copies are all early or first printings. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Horse and His Diseases by Robert Jennings - Dated 1861 by John E. Potter - shaken, partially detached boards, a few shaken signatures, some cover loss
- The Art of Taming and Educating the Horse by D. Magner - Dated 1888 by Review and Herald - nearly 1000 illustrations; front board and prelims detached, some spine loss

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
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Title: Scouting for Girls
Publisher: The Girl Scouts, Inc.
Printing Year: 1920 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in soft cloth covers, this antique book is a scarce example of the first edition Scouting for Girls, the Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts. The work, which describes every aspect of scouting including marching, dishwashing, and the making of "unoccupied beds", is illustrated with many photographs and diagrams. The volume shows some mild external wear, and is solidly bound with clear, lightly age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7" and contains 557 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of NEW YORK STATE HISTORY titles:

- OSWEGO: Fountainhead of Teacher Education, A Century in the Sheldon Tradition by Rogers - Dated 1961 by Appleton-Century-Crofts
- Old Days and Old Ways in East New York, An Historical Narrative by Heidenreich - Dated 1948 by Heidenreich
- Honey out of the Rafters by Davis - Dated 1976 by Boonville Graphics - Author signed, softcover, stated First Printing
- The Sapbush Run, An Informal History of the Black River and Utica Railroad by O'Donnell - Dated 1948 by Black River Books - Author signed, stated First Edition
- Chenango Valley Tales by Walter - Dated 1957 by Prospect Books - stated First Edition

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique poetry titles:

- Poems: Patriotic, Religious, Miscellaneous by Ryan - Dated 1896 by P.J. Kenedy & Sons
- The Lover's Year-Book of Poetry: A Collection of Love Poems for Every Day in the Year Vol. I January to June by Chandler - Dated 1891 by Roberts Brothers - gilt pages
- The Lover's Year-Book of Poetry: A Collection of Love Poems for Every Day in the Year Vol. II July to December by Chandler - Dated 1891 by Roberts Brothers - gilt pages
- Lucile by Meredith - by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. - gilt pages, inscription on front free endpaper
- Irish Melodies by Moore - Dated 1849 by S. Andrus & Son

These books have decorated covers, gilt lettering and some have gilt pages. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
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Title: The National Tribune Scrap Book
Publisher: The National Tribune
Printing Year: c1900, two volumes bound in one

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered cloth boards, this antique book is a scarce compilation of stories about the camps, battles, hospitals and prisons of the American Civil War, as told by its combatants and others. The volume shows some external wear, and is solidly bound with clear, lightly age toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 160 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- On the Improvement of Society by the Diffusion of Knowledge by Thomas Dick - Dated 1833 by J. & J. Harper - partly split spine
- Flower, Fruit and Thorn Pieces by Edward Henry Noel - Dated 1877 by Henry Holt and Co. - two-volume set
- The English Essayists by Robert Cochrane - Dated 1887 by W. P. Nimmo, Hay and Mitchell (Edinburgh) - with portraits
- The Son of Apollo by Frederick J. E. Woodbridge - Dated 1929 by Houghton Mifflin

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- My Courtship and Its Consequences by Henry Wikoff - Dated 1855 by J. C. Derby
- Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope - Dated 1868 by Harper
- The White Rocks by A. F. Hill - Dated 1865 by John E. Potter
- The Old Sea Captain by Old Humphrey - Dated 1845 by Robert Carter
- The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope - Dated 1864 by Harper - first American Edition

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
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This boxlot includes the group of LITERATURE books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in these boxlots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of vintage and antique Children's literature titles:

- Number Two Joy Street A Medley of Prose & Verse for Boys and Girls by Chesterton, De La Mare, Milne et.al. - Dated 1924 by D. Appleton and Company
- Number Three Joy Street A Medley of Prose & Verse for Boys and Girls by De La Mare,Chesterton, Milne et.al. - Dated 1925 by D. Appleton and Company
- Number Four Joy Street A Medley of Prose & Verse for Boys and Girls by De La Mare,Housman, Dunsany et.al. - Dated 1926 by D. Appleton and Company
- A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens - Dated 1921 by Cosmopolitan Book Corporation - Illustrated by Dunn
- Claw and Fang; Stories of Animal Adventure by Glanville - by Harcourt, Brace and Company
- Kutnar Son of Pic by Langford - Dated 1921 by Boni and Liveright

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
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Title: The Practical Metal-Worker's Assistant
Author: Oliver Byrne
Publisher: Henry Carey Baird
Printing Year: 1869

Condition/Details: Bound in espresso cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique book is a scarce technical volume discussing electro-metallurgy, iron and steel forging, and other metal working topics. The work is illustrated with 592 engravings depicting every branch of the subject. The volume shows some mild external wear, and is solidly bound with clear, lightly age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 9.5" and contains 652 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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Title: A Stop at Suzanne's And Lower Flights
Author: Greayer Clover
Publisher: George H. Doran
Printing Year: 1919

Condition/Details: Bound in gray embossed boards, this antique book is a scarce account by and of the noteworthy World War I flying ace "grubby" Clover who lost his life in 1918 in an Air Force training accident. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and a few other images. The volume shows some mild external wear, and is solidly bound with clear, lightly age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.75" and contains 265 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. - Dated 1873 by Lee and Shephard - fancy binding with gilt, etc.
- The Poetical Works of John Milton - Dated c1870 by J. Lippincott - fancy binding
- The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore - Dated c1870 by Johnson, Fry and Co. - large-scale
- The Poetical Works of Lord Byron - Dated 1867 by Johnson, Fry and Co. - large-scale with engravings

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
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This large lot includes the group of early and first printing, vintage and antique literature books shown in the corresponding image. There are between 20 and 25 books in the collection and we have not included any G&D or A.L. Burt printings; these copies are all early or first printings. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of small, decorative antique literature titles:

- Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell - Dated 1895 by Henry Altemus - pencil inscription on front free endpaper
- Deephaven by Jewett - Dated 1877 by James R. Osgood and Company
- Underbrush by Fields - Dated 1877 by James R. Osgood and Company
- Love-Letters of a Worldly Woman by Clifford - by Donohue, Henneberry & Co.
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Stevenson - by Donohue, Henneberry & Co. - pencil signatures on front free endpaper
- A Window in Thrums by Barrie - Dated 1895 by Henry Altemus

The books in this lot have decorated covers, gilt lettering and are printed in small format; each book being 5 7/8" tall. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
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Title: a Memoir of John Finch Marsh
Author: His Daughter (Hannah Marsh)
Publisher: Hannah Marsh
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a very scarce memoir of John Finch Marsh penned and published by his daughter and privately printed. The volume shows light external wear, and is solidly bound with clear, lightly age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.25" and contains 109 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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Title: Songs for the Hour
Author: D. M. Jones
Publisher: Lippincott
Printing Year: 1896, Signed with poem by the author

Condition/Details: Bound in sage and green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique book is a scarce compilation of verses by D. M. Jones, who penned and signed a lengthy poem on the front free endpaper, dated 1898. The volume shows some mild external wear, and is solidly bound with clear, lightly age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.5" and contains 209 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Our Deportment or the Manners, Conduct and Dress of the Most Refined Society by John H. Young - Dated 1882 by F. B. Dickerson
- A Cookbook of Tried and Approved Recipes by The Young Ladies' Society of the First Presbyterian Church of Scranton - Dated 1910 by Tribune Republican
- Eve's Daughters by Marion Harland - Dated 1882 by John R. Anderson
- The Successful Housekeeper - Dated 1882 by M. W. Ellsworth - litho frontispiece
- Practical Housekeeping - Dated 1884 by Buckeye

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
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Title: The Living White House
Author: Lonnelle Aikman
Publisher: White House Historical Association
Printing Year: 1966, signed by Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

Condition/Details: Bound in crimson cloth with bright gilt embossing and its original color illustrated dustjacket, this vintage book about the White House was presented to Garland Nowlan and bears an original inscription from Lady Bird Johnson on the title page along with the signatures of Lady Bird and Lyndon in felt-tip pen, dated December 1966. The work, which is illustrated with many beautiful color photographs, also includes an engraved calling card from President and Mrs. Johnson in a White House envelope. The volume shows some mild external wear, and is solidly bound with clear, lightly age toned pages. The signatures are clear and bold with only slight fading. The book measures approximately 7" x 10.25" and contains 140 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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This boxlot includes the group of LITERATURE books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in these boxlots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
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Title: An Abridgement of Mr. Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Publisher: Alexander Donaldson
Printing Year: 1778

Condition/Details: Bound in calfskin with raised spine bands, this antique book is a scarce printing of John Locke's famous work. The work is beautifully typeset in typical 18th century typefaces. The volume shows some external wear, with a nearly detached front board, and is otherwise solidly bound with clear, somewhat age toned pages, a few of which are creased at the corners. The front board bears a owner's bookplate indicating that the book was owned by Samuel Douglas, the father of Harriet Douglas Cruger who had the Cruger Mansion, later the Henderson House and Gelston Castle, built on the plan of a Scottish castle. The book measures approximately 4" x 7" and contains 271 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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Title: The Ark of the Covenant
Author: Victor MacClure
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1924 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in embossed olive cloth with its original scarce color illustrated dustjacket, this antique book is a scarce early work of science fiction. The volume shows some mild external wear, and is solidly bound with clear, lightly age toned pages; the dustjacket has some marginal tearing and wear but is largely intact. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 414 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Six Months in the White House with Abraham Lincoln by F. B. Carpenter - Dated 1866 by Hurd and Houghton
- The True History of the Civil War by Guy Carleton Lee - Dated 1908 by J. B. Lippincott
- The Battle of Gettysburg by Jesse Norman Young - Dated 1913 by Harper
- Women of the War; their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice by Frank Moore - Dated 1866 by S. S. Scranton & Co.
- Life of Abraham Lincoln by Frank Crosby - Dated 1865 by John E. Potter

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
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This auction lot includes the following group of small, decorative antique literature titles:

- River, Bird and Star by Greene - Dated 1896 by Bryant Printing Company
- Lays of The Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems by Aytoun - by W.J. Widdleton
- Bells Across the Snow by Havergal - Dated 1883 by E.P. Dutton and Company - illustrated with gilt pages
- Songs O'Cheer by Riley - Dated 1905 by Bobbs-Merrill Company - illustrated
- Mortara by De Kroyft - Dated 1892 by Riverside Press - gilt pages

The books in this lot have gilt decorated green cloth covers, gilt decorated spines with several having gilt pages. Will display beautifully on your bookshelf. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
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