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Lot 2001

$70
Title: The Life of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M. with Memoirs of the Wesley Family. To Which Are Subjoined, Dr. Whitehead's Funeral Sermon, and a Comprehensive History of American Methodism
Author: George Bourne
Publisher: George Dobbin and Murphy (Baltimore)
Printing Year: 1807

Condition/Details: Bound in green library binding with embossed gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce early biography of John Wesley. Final three pages contain a table "exhibiting the number of Itinerant Ministers and Members in the Methodist Societies throughout the United States, from 1773, the year in which the first Conference was held in Philadelphia, until the year 1807." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show heavy foxing. Frontispiece and preliminary pages have been excised. Previous owners' names appear along top margin of title page and final blank page of original text block. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 351 pages plus page of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2002

$300
Title: Artifice Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table: A Treatise on the Science and Art of Manipulating Cards
Author: S. W. Erdnase
Publisher: Frederick J. Drake & Co.
Printing Year: 1905

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with brown cloth covers, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a of a book known as "The Expert at the Card Table," considered the bible of card magic and a gambler's advantage play guide. The work is illustrated with drawings by M.D. Smith. The volume shows external age/wear, with 1 1/2" of top of spine chipped away. The book is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7" and contains 205 pages plus 17 pages of publisher's illustrated advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2003

$35
Title: The Lily and the Totem; or, The Huguenots in Florida: A Series of Sketches, Picturesque and Historical, of the Colonies of Coligni in North America, 1562 - 1570
Author: C. W. Benedict
Publisher: Baker and Scribner
Printing Year: 1850

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work of historical fiction that centers on a group of Huguenots that under the leadership of Jean Ribault in 1562 ended up establishing the small colony of Fort Caroline in 1564, on the banks of the St. Johns River, in what is today Jacksonville, Florida. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 470 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2004

$90
Title: An Alarm to Unconverted Sinners in a Serious Treatise
Author: Joseph Alliene
Publisher: D. Kneeland (Boston)
Printing Year: 1767

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce early American edition of this work by Joseph Alliene (1634 - 1668), an English Puritan Nonconformist pastor and author. This is his chief literary work, originally published in 1672, otherwise known as "The Sure Guide to Heaven," which had an enormous circulation.

The volume shows external age/wear, with leather showing small tears and scratching. Hinges are cracked. Age-toned pages show light foxing. The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 6 1/4" and contains 311 pages plus one page of publisher's advertisement. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2005

$80
Title: The Principles and Practices of the Methodists Considered in some Letters to the Leaders of That Sect. The First Addressed to the Reverend Mr. B____E. Wherein Are some Remarks on His Two Letters to a Clergyman in Nottinghamshire, Lately Published
Author: John Green
Publisher: W. Bristow (London)
Printing Year: 1760

Condition/Details: Rebound in quarter leather with hand-stamped gilt lettering and bright marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce early work of Methodist theology by John Green, Bishop of Lincoln, England. This volume contains the substance of two letters from a Methodist preacher in Cambridgeshire to a clergyman in Nottinghamshire. This handsome volume in nineteenth-century binding shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. A paper slip from "Pickering & Chatto" of London providing information regarding the author of the book is tipped in. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 78 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2006

$50
Title: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55
Author: Elisha Kent Kane
Publisher: Childs & Peterson
Printing Year: 1856 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce account of the Grinnell expedition by Elisha Kent Kane (1820 - 1857), a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. The work is illustrated with double frontispiece plates with tissue guard, as well as numerous tissue-guarded plates and in-text illustrations. The volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 2007

$200
This auction lot includes the following group of large-format, leather bound volumes with intricate decorative designs and gilt edges:

- Holy Bible Containing the King James and Revised Versions of the Old and New Testaments Arranged in Parallel Columns with a Complete Concordance, Embracing Every Passage of the Scripture in the Largest Editions and Dr. Wm. Smith's Standard Bible Dictionary - Dated 1891 by M. J. Moore & Bro. (Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania) - Functioning metal clasps. "2000 Scripture Illustrations on Steel, Wood, and in Colors"
- The Self-Interpreting Holy Bible by Rev. John Brown - Dated 1880 by American Bible Publishing Co. - Metal clasps (one of which is partially attached). "Six Hundred Engravings and Many Maps"
- The Holy Bible, Containing the Authorized Edition of the New Testament, A. D. 1611, and the Revised Version of A. D. 1881, Arranged in Parallel Columns; with a Complete Concordance, Embracing Every Passage of Scripture in the Largest Editions, Apocrypha and Psalms - Dated 1891 by A. J. Holman & Co. (Philadelphia) - Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates

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: $32.50
Lot 2008

$150
Title: Proceedings in the Case of the United States versus William Christy on a Charge of Having Set on Foot a Military Expedition, in New Orleans, against the Territory of Mexico, in November, 1835; Containing the Evidence Taken on the Examination before Judge Rawle, and Other Documents Connected with the Accusation.
Author: William H. Christy (defendant)
Publisher: Benjamin Levy (New Orleans)
Printing Year: 1836

Condition/Details: Bound in what appear to be the original blue wrappers (held together with modern metal clasps), this antique pamphlet is a scarce account of an "examination" by E. Rawle, associate judge of the City Court of New Orleans, late in February, 1836, of charges by the U. S. District Attorney that Christy had violated the neutrality laws of the U. S. in providing for the Mexican expedition.

William H. Christy (1791 -1865), soldier, lawyer, merchant, and friend of the Texas Revolution.

Christy was admitted to the bar and from 1823 until 1833 served as a member of the New Orleans board of aldermen. In 1826 he completed a digest of the decisions of the Louisiana Supreme Court. By September 1835 he was chairman and treasurer of a New Orleans committee to aid Texas. He was reportedly sought out by numerous individuals interested in going there, many of whom he helped equip. On October 13, 1835, he chaired a meeting that raised money for the Texas cause. Adolphus Sterne made a plea at this meeting for volunteers, and the men who responded were organized as the New Orleans Greys. In January 1836 Christy was instrumental in helping Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William H. Wharton, commissioners from Texas, to secure two loans totaling $250,000. Early in 1836 the United States government charged Christy with violating the neutrality law, alleging that he had aided José Antonio Mexía's Tampico expedition in November 1835. He was acquitted by the presiding judge.(biographical background courtesy of the "Handbook of Texas Online")

The volume shows external age/wear, with minor tearing and folding to edges. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing and light pencil underlining. The name of James Brown Esq. appears over the name of Oswego in the top margin of front cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 55 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2009

$26
Title: The Means Family of America
Editor: Elizabeth Cissel Foglesong
Publisher: Elizabeth Cissel Foglesong
Printing Year: 1972

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce genealogical study of the Means family. The work contains in-text and full-page illustrations. This large volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with unmarked pages that are clean and bright. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/4" and contains 1004 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2010

$175
Title: Magic: Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions, Including Trick Photography
Editor: Albert A. Hopkins
Publisher: Munn & Co., Publishers
Printing Year: 1897 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright black lettering and decorative design to front cover, this antique volume is a rare first edition of one of the great classic books on magic. This work is divided into five books dedicated to "Conjurers' Tricks and Stage Illusions," "Ancient Magic," "Science in the Theater," "Automata and Curious Toys," and "Photographic Diversions." There is an appendix on "Additional Tricks" and an extensive bibliography with titles in several languages. The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page engravings. This handsome volume is remarkably well preserved and shows light external age/wear. Front hinge is cracked. Lightly age-toned pages are unmarked. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 556 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 2011

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on U.S. history:

- Four Hundred Years of American History by Jacob Harris Patton - Dated 1892 by Fords, Howard, & Hulbert - complete two volume set.
- The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography - Dated 1967 by James T. White & Company - volume K. slight water stain on front cover.
- The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the United States - Dated 1968 by James T. White & Company - volume 50.
- The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress edited by Frederick Mohr - Dated 1980 by Library of Congress (Washington) - volume 37 / number 1 / winter 1980. wrappers.
- The Lessing F. Rosenwald Collection: A Catalog of the Gifts of Lessing F. Rosenwald to the Library of Congress, 1943 to 1975 - Dated 1977 by Library of Congress (Washington) - large format volume.

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: $22.50
Lot 2012

$35
Title: Eulogy on Lafayette, Delivered in Faneuil Hall, at the Request of the Young Men of Boston, September 6, 1834
Author: Edward Everett
Publisher: Nathan Hale & Allen & Ticknor (Boston)
Printing Year: 1834

Condition/Details: Re-bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce edition of the funeral speech pronounced on occasion of the death of the Marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757 – May 20, 1834), French military officer who served as General in the American Revolutionary War. Appendixed to the main text is a short record of the proceedings in the United States Congress resulting from the passing of Lafayette.

This exquisitely preserved volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 104 pages plus 6 pages of appendix. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2013

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on philosophy:

- "What is Truth?": An Approach by Infinition by R. Maynard Marshall - Dated 1934 by Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co. (Charleston) - stated first edition.
- Liberty and Democracy by Hartley Burr Alexander - Dated 1918 by Marshall Jones Company (Boston) - gilt embossing.
- Novissima Verba: Last Words, 1920 by Frederic Harrison - Dated 1921 by Henry Hold and Company - gilt embossing.
- Basic Ideas in Religion by Richard Wilde Micou - Dated 1916 by Association Press - gilt embossing, front endpapers separating from spine.
- Creation: A History of Non-Evolutionary Theories by Edwin Tenney Brewster - Dated 1927 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company (Indianapolis)
- Wind of the Spirit: A Selection of Talks on Theosophy by G. DePurucker - Dated 1944 by Theosophical University Press (Covina) - gilt embossing.
- Kojiki translated by Shunji Inoue - Dated 1966 by Nihon Shuji Kyoiku Renmei (Fukuoka)

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
Lot 2014

$60
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Time: The Weekly Newsmagazine
Issue Date Range: 1928 - 1935
Number of Issues: 32

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2015

$30
Title: A Bermuda Garden of Song
Author: Bessie Gray
Publisher: Marshall Jones Company
Printing Year: 1927

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poetry by Bermudan Bessie Gray (1854 - 1925), an accomplished watercolourist and poet. She was the daughter of Sir Samuel Brownlow Gray and Eliza Anne Trimingham Gray. She had 4 brothers and sisters, one of whom, a sister, died young. There are many poems about death in Bessie Gray's book, A Bermuda Garden of Song, published in 1927, after her sister's death. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately " x " and contains 148 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2016

$40
Title: Mnemonic and Other Verses
Author: Sarah Trousdale Mallory
Publisher: Caxton Printers, Ltd. (Caldwell, Idaho)
Printing Year: 1935 Author-Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled black cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poetry. The work is illustrated with many drawings by Eugenia Smith. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Publisher's bookmark and previous owner's signed note are laid in. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 64 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2017

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage titles on Old Connecticut:

- The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut: 1647-1697 by John M. Taylor - Dated 1908 by The Grafton Press - slight water stains on front and rear boards.
- Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 edited by Frederick W. Bailey - Dated 1976 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (Baltimore)
- Old Connecticut: Historical Papers on People, Places, Traditions, and Early Anglicanism by Samuel Hart - Dated 1976 by Transcendental Books (Hartford) - large-format volume.

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
Lot 2018

$18
Title: Life of Lafayette, Including an Account of the Memorable Revolution of the Three Days of 1830
Publisher: Light & Horton (Boston)
Printing Year: 1835

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth, this antique volume is a scarce early biography of the Marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757 – May 20, 1834), French military officer who served as general in the American Revolutionary War. The volume shows external age/wear, and lacks spine cover (title of the volume has been written in ink on exposed mull). Binding is shaken. Age-toned pages show light foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 3 1/4" x 6" and contains 274 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2020

$18
Title: The Love Books of Ovid: Being the Amores, Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris and Medicamina Faciei Femineae of Publius Ovidius Naso
Publisher: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited (London)
Printing Year: 1925 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce limited edition of the work of the Roman writer. This is copy 1289 of 3000. The work is illustrated with (tissue-guarded) plates and vignettes. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 10" and contains 216 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2022

$24
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: Motor Annual Show Numbers, Motorship (and Diesel Boating)
Issue Dates: Motor: 1928, 1936, 1938; Motorship: March 1942, January & February 1943
Approximate Number of Issues: 6

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 2023

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of antique decorative literary titles:

- Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures by Douglas Jerrold - Dated 1867 by Hurd and Houghton
- Artie: A Story of the Streets and Town by George Ade - Dated 1898 by Herbert S. Stone & Co. - illustrated by John T. McCutcheon.
- Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals edited by Ednah D. Cheney - Dated 1890 by Roberts Brothers (Boston) - front board separating from spine.
- The Lady's Gift - no date provided by Leavitt & Allen
- The Bachelors' Club by I. Zangwill - no date provided by Brentano's - slight wear to top and bottom of spine.
- Ormond: A Tale by Maria Edgeworth - Dated 1895 by Macmillan and Co. (London)

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
Lot 2024

$16
Title: Schinderhannes: The Robber of the Rhine
Author: Letch Ritchie
Publisher: Simms and M'Intyre (London)
Printing Year: 1848

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter green leather with marbled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work by Leitch Ritchie (1800–1865), a Scottish novelist and journalist. He was born at Greenock and worked as a clerk in Glasgow, but in about 1820 adopted literature as his profession. This work is bound with "Legends of Number-Nip."

Johannes Bückler (c.1778 - November 21, 1803), nicknamed "Schinderhannes," was a German outlaw who orchestrated one of the most fascinating crime sprees in German history.

This handsome volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages (endpapers show foxing). The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" and contains 318 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2025

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on world history 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 lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 2026

$70
Title: Recollections of a Virginian in the Mexican, Indian and Civil Wars
Author: General Dabney Herndon Maury
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1894 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with gilt lettering to spine and black lettering and decorative design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of the autobiography of General Dabney Herndon Maury (1822 - 1900), an officer in the United States Army, instructor at West Point, author of military training books, and a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

When the Civil War began, Maury was the Assistant Adjutant General in the New Mexico Territory, based in Santa Fe. Hearing the news of the firing on Fort Sumter, he resigned from the United States Army and travelled back to Virginia. He entered the Confederate Army as a colonel, serving as an Adjutant General, then was Chief of Staff under General Earl Van Dorn. Following the Battle of Pea Ridge, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and assigned to field command. Maury led a division at the Battle of Corinth, and was appointed major general in November 1862. He participated in army operations around Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in the defense of Mobile, Alabama. In the latter military campaign, Maury commanded the Department of the Gulf. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 279 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2027

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Minnesota Society Sons of the American Revolution by William Henry Grant - Dated 1895 by Minnesota Society of the Sons of the Revolution - Binding is split at front hinge, pages are loose
- The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1851 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - Volume I
- Songs of the Revolution: A Paper Read before the General David Humphreys Branch of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the Revolution - Dated 1893 by Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor (New Haven, Connecticut)
- Fifteenth Report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, October 11, 1911, to October 11, 1912 - Dated 1913 by Government Printing Office (Washington D. C.) - Front board is detached
- Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times, 1769 - 1776: A Historical Romance by Charles Carleton Coffin - Dated 1896 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company
- The Patriot's Manual - Dated 1828 by William Williams (Utica, NY) - leather-bound volume, detaching front board

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: $13.50
Lot 2028

$30
Title: The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom
Author: Alfred Barnard
Publisher: David & Charles Reprints
Printing Year: 1969

Condition/Details: Bound in reddish orange cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce reprint of the 1887 edition. The work contains numerous illustrations. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Well-preserved dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 10" and contains 457 pages plus 37 unnumbered pages of (illustrated) advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 2029

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Methodism on the Headwaters of the Ohio by Wallace Guy Smeltzer - Dated 1951 by Parthenon Press (Nashville, Tennessee) - Author-signed volume in dustjacket
- Early American Methodism by Russell E. Richey - Dated 1991 by Indiana University Press - dustjacket
- Methodism and the Southern Mind, 1770 - 1810 by Cynthia Lynn Lyerly - Dated 1998 by Oxford University Press - First Printing in dustjacket
- Equality on the Oregon Frontier: Jason Lee and the Methodist Mission, 1834 - 43 by Robert J. Loewenberg - Dated 1976 by University of Washington Press
- Queen of the Methodists: The Countess of Huntingdon and the Eighteenth-Century Crisis of Faith and Society by Boyd Stanley Schlenther - Dated 1997 by Durham Academic Press - dustjacket
- The Ancient Landmark of American Methodism or Historic Old St. George's by Frances H. Tees - Dated 1941 by Message Publishing Company (Philadelphia) - original wrappers

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
Lot 2030

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic by William H. Prescott - Dated 1849 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - 3 volumes
- The Later Plantagenets by W. H. H. Green - Dated 1955 by Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd.
- Mary Stuart: A Narrative of the First Eighteen Years of Her Life by Rev. Joseph Stevenson - Dated 1886 by William Paterson - ex-library
- History of Henry the Fourth, King of France and Navarre by John S. C. Abbott - Dated 1856 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers
- History of William the Conqueror by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1849 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers

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
Lot 2031

$14
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on colonial and revolutionary America:

- Women of Colonial and Revolutionary Times: Mercy Warren by Alice Brown - Dated 1903 by Charles Scribner's Sons - decorative gilt binding.
- The Women Who Came in the Mayflower by Annie Russell Marble - Dated 1920 by The Pilgrim Press (Boston)
- Some Colonial Homesteads and Their Stories by Marion Harland - Dated 1897 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - three-quarter leather binding with gilt embossing and raised bands.
- Salons: Colonial and Republican by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton - Dated 1900 by J.B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia) - decorative gilt binding in yellow cloth.
- Salons: Colonial and Republican by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton - Dated 1900 by J.B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia) - decorative gilt binding in red cloth.

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
Lot 2032

$70
Title: History of Louisiana: The French Domination
Author: Charles Gayarre
Publisher: William J. Widdleton, Publishers
Printing Year: 1867

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce one-volume edition of this historical work made up of a series of lectures by Charles Gayarre (1805 - 1895), American historian born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

After studying at the College d'Orléans, he began to study law in 1826 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and three years later was admitted to the bar. In 1830 he was elected a member of the House of Representatives of Louisiana; in 1831 was appointed deputy attorney general of his state; in 1833 became presiding judge of the city court of New Orleans, and in 1834 was elected as a Jackson Democrat to the United States Senate. On account of ill health, however, he immediately resigned without taking his seat, and for the next eight years travelled in Europe and collected historical material from the French and the Spanish archives.

In 1844-1845 and in 1856-1857 he was again a member of the state House of Representatives, and from 1845 to 1853 was Secretary of State of Louisiana. In 1853 he failed to be elected to the U.S. Congress, but remained active in Louisiana politics as an ally of Slidell in the "Regular Democratic" movement. He supported the Confederacy during the Civil War, in which he lost a large fortune, and after its close lived chiefly by his pen. During the Civil War, like most Louisianans, he sided with the Confederacy; in 1863 he proposed that the slaves be emancipated and armed, provided that France and England recognized the Confederacy. He had a long-standing association with the Louisiana Historical Society, of which he was President from 1860 to 1888. He died in New Orleans on 11 February 1895.

Gayarre is best known as the historian of Louisiana. He wrote "Histoire de la Louisiane" (1847); "Romance of the History of Louisiana" (1848); "Louisiana: its Colonial History and Romance" (1851), reprinted in "A History of Louisiana; History of Louisiana: The Spanish Domination" (1854); "Philip II of Spain (1866); and "A History of Louisiana" (4 vols., 1866), the last being a republication and continuation of his earlier works in this field, the whole comprehending the history of Louisiana from its earliest discovery to 1861. He wrote also several dramas and romances, the best of the latter being "Fernando de Lemos" (1872). (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 383 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2033

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Reverend John Wesley:

- Sermons on Several Occasions by John Wesley - Dated 1838 by John Mason (London)
- The Life of the Rev. John Wesley by Richard Watson - Dated 1840 by T. Mason & G. Lane - gilt embossing.
- The Life of Wesley by Robert Southey - Dated 1855 by Harper & Brothers - two volume set with gilt embossing.
- The Works of the Rev. John Wesley - Dated 1826 by D. & S. Neall (Philadelphia) - volume one of ten, stated 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
Lot 2034

$45
Title: The Home Bartender's Guide and Song Book
Authors: Sigmund Spaeth et al.
Publisher: Edward B. Marks Music Co.
Printing Year: 1931

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with bright pictorial paper covers, this antique volume is a scarce collection of recipes and songs "published in sacred memory of those good old days when bartending was an exact science, and you could forget your troubles on any corner." Recipes and text are by Charles Roe and Jim Schwenk, with drawings by Bob Dean. This work contains recipes for such cocktails as Barcdi Sweet Vermouth, Fifty-Fifty, Manhattan Extra Dry, Pineapple Brox, Simple Simon, Truro Pick-Me Up, Whiskey Punch, and Widow's Kiss. The work is illustrated with many in-text drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" and contains 94 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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