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Lot 2074

$24
Title: Charles Dickens and Maria Beadnell ("Dora"): Private Correspondence between Charles Dickens and Mrs. Henry Winter (nee Maria Beadnell), the Original of Dora Spenlow in "David Copperfield" and Flora Finching in "Little Dorrit"
Editor: George Pierce Baker
Publisher: William K. Bixby
Printing Year: 1908 Inscribed by William K. Bixby

Condition/Details: Bound in half mock vellum with paper-covered boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of the letters of the famous English writer, privately printed for American industrialist and collector William K. Bixby (1857 - 1931), from whose collection these letters came. This volume is inscribed to Alvin W. Kroch and dated "4/16/14" on front flyleaf. Bixby has also annotated the preface, writing "#130" over his initials above "Preface to the Second Edition," and "really the first / as it was issued first," to one side and beneath this title. The work is lavishly illustrated with many tissue-guarded plates and manuscript facsimiles. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with unmarked pages that are clean and bright. Endpapers show foxing. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 152 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2075

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's 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 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: $18.50
Lot 2076

$24
Title: From the Appalachians: A Portfolio of Drawings and Paintings
Author: Ruth Carroll
Publisher: Henry Z. Walck, Incorporated
Printing Year: 1964 First Edition

Condition/Details:This work is a collection of nine 11" x 14" loose sheets (color and duotone illustrations) in a creme printed sleeve, accompanied by a twelve-page introductory booklet (in stapled wraps) by Latrobe Carroll.

Ruth Robinson Carroll (1899-1999) and "Archer" Latrobe Carroll (1894-1996) together wrote many books for children, with illustrations done by Ruth. They received the Juvenile Award of the American Association of University Women, North Carolina chapter in 1953 for their book "Peanut," and in 1955 for "Digby the Only Dog." They lived in Asheville, North Carolina.

Illustrated sheets and booklet are in fine condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2077

$30
Title: Heman's Poetical Works
Author: Felicia Hemans
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1857
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set in rare contemporary slipcase

Notes: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce collection of the poetry of English author Felicia Hemans (1793 - 1835). The first volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, and subsequent volumes have beautifully preserved engraved plates The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Cardboard slipcase shows substantial external wear, with one side board detached and peeling. Detached front cover of slipcase with title in gilt lettering is intact. The books measure approximately 4 1/2" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 2078

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Lake Pontchartrain by W. Adolphe Roberts - Dated 1946 by Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers - The American Lake Series, dustjacket
- The Bayous of Louisiana by Harnett T. Kane - Dated 1943 by William Morrow & Company - dustjacket
- The Plantation Parade: The Grand Manner in Louisiana by Harnett T. Kane - Dated 1945 by William Morrow & Company - dustjacket
- Captain Abby and Captain John by Robert P. Tristram Coffin - Dated 1939 by Macmillan Company - ex-library
- Lafitte of Louisiana by Mary Devereux - Dated 1902 by Little, Brown and Company - Illustrated by Harry C. Edwards
- New Orleans: The Place and the People by Grace King - Dated 1895 by Macmillan and Co. - ex-library volume with taped spine and hinges

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 2080

$140
Title: The Art of Thought
Author: Graham Wallas
Publisher: Jonathan Cape (London)
Printing Year: 1926

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a rare edition of a landmark work of modern psychology by Graham Wallas (1858 - 1932), an English socialist, social psychologist, educationalist, and a leader of the Fabian Society.

Graham Wallas in this book details what is one of the first models of the creative process. In his model creativity may be explained with the following 5 stages (or 4 depending on which literature you agree with):

1) preparation (preparatory work on a problem that focuses the individual's mind on the problem and explores the problem's dimensions),
2) incubation (where the problem is internalized into the unconscious mind and nothing appears externally to be happening),
3) intimation (the creative person gets a 'feeling' that a solution is on its way),
4) illumination or insight (where the creative idea bursts forth from its preconscious processing into conscious awareness); and
5) verification (where the idea is consciously verified, elaborated, and then applied).

The implied theory behind Wallas' model -- that creative thinking is a subconscious process that cannot be directed, and that creative and analytical thinking are complementary -- is reflected to varying degrees in other models of creativity.

The volume shows external age/wear, and has small punctures to front cover that carry over into initial pages of text block (not affecting text). Spine shows sunning. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 320 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2081

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on Israel Putnam:

- The Life and Heroic Exploits of Israel Putnam by David Humphreys - Dated 1834 by Ezra Strong - front board separating from spine, which shows wear.
- An Essay on the Life of the Honourable Major General Israel Putnam by S. Swett - Dated 1818 by Samuel Avery (Boston) - three-quarter leather binding with gilt embossing and raised bands.
- Life of Israel Putnam by Increase N. Tarbox - Dated 1970 by Kennikat Press (Port Washington)

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: $4.50
Lot 2082

$16
Title: Red Soil
Author: L. E. Gielgud
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1926 Stated First Edition in Rare Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright embossed black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this novel of the Russian Revolution set in a remote village where a count and his beautiful daughter are made prisoners when a Russian regiment mutinies against its officers and goes over to the Bolshevik side.

The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages (title page shows light soiling). Frontispiece appears to have been excised. Intact dustjacket with small tears along edges is in mylar cover. Dust specks appear fore-edge. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 307 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2084

$200
Title: The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life, Written by Himself. Together with Essays, Humorous, Moral, and Literary, Chiefly in the Manner of the Spectator. To Which Is Added, not in any Other Edition, an Examination, before the British House of Lords, Respecting the Stamp Act
Publisher: W. Woodward (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1801

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce early American edition of the "unofficial" but extremely popular autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, re-translated into English from the French publication.

A year after Franklin's death, his autobiography, entitled "Memoires de la vie privee," was published in Paris in March of 1791. The first English translation, "The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D. Originally Written By Himself, And Now Translated From The French," was published in London in 1793. Known today as "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin," this classic piece of Americana was originally written for Franklin's son William, then the Governor of New Jersey. The work portrays a fascinating picture of life in Philadelphia, as well as Franklin's shrewd observations on the literature, philosophy and religion of America's Colonial and Revolutionary periods. Franklin wrote the first five chapters of his autobiography in England in 1771, resumed again 13 years later (1784-85) in Paris and later in 1788 when he returned to the United States. Franklin ends the account of his life in 1757 when he was 51 years old.

This example comprises two volumes in one. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait by Tanner. The volume shows external age/wear and lacks bottom 3/4" of spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional light foxing. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" and contains 321 pages plus 10 pages of list of subscribers and publisher's advertisement. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2085

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The American Phonetic Dictionary of the English Language by Storrs & Smalley - Dated 1855 by Longley Brothers, Phonetic Publishers (Cincinnati)
- Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language by Rev. Thomas Smith - Dated 1841 by H. & E. Phinney (Cooperstown, NY)
- A Guide to the English Language by Joseph Hull - Dated 1820 by William Wiliams (Utica, NY)
- The American Spelling Book by Noah Webster - Dated 1829 by William H. Niles (Middletown, Connecticut)
- The American Tutor's Assistant Revised - Dated 1813 by Joseph Crukshank

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
Lot 2086

$30
Title: My Lord Bag-'O-Rice
Author: B. H. Chamberlain
Publisher: T. Hasegawa (Tokyo)
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in double-leaved creped silk folded in the traditional Japanese style (with uncut leading edges), this antique volume is a scarce translation by Basil Hall Chamberlain of a Japanese fairy tale (title # 15 in the "Japanese Fairy Tale Series"). The work is illustrated with color woodblock illustrations on 18 of the 22 pages. The volume shows external age/wear, with string binding to spine partially undone. Images and lettering on front cover are slightly faded. Unmarked pages are clean and bright. The book measures approximately 4" x 6" and contains 22 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2087

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

- Methodist Reviews Index, 1818 - 1985: A Retrospective Index of Periodical Articles and Book Reviews by Elmer J. O'Brien - Dated 1989/1991 by Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church (Nashville, Tennessee) - Two volumes
- The Methodist Review (Bimonthly) by William V. Kelley - Dated January - December, 1902 by Eaton & Mains - underlining and marginalia
- The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine (Sixpenny Edition) for 1864 - Dated 1864 by Wesleyan Conference Office (London) - three-quarter leather binding
- The Methodist Magazine - Dated 1826 by N. Bangs & J. Emory -Volume IX, full-leather binding
- The Methodist Magazine - Dated 1822 by N. Bangs & T. Mason -Volume V, full-leather binding, wear to upper edges of volume and head of spine

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: $16.50
Lot 2088

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Great Conspiracy by John A. Logan - Dated 1886 by A. R. Hart & Co., Publishers - front hinge is cracked. Title page detached.
- The United States Secret Service in the Late War by General La Fayette C. Baker - Dated 1902 by Thompson & Thomas (Chicago) - moisture markings to rear cover
- The Life of Jefferson Davis by Frank H. Alfriend - Dated 1868 by Caxton Publishing House - tearing along gutters. Front hinge is cracked.
- The History of the Civil War in America by John S. C. Abbott - Dated 1863 by Gurdon Bill (Springfield, Massachusetts) - 2 volumes with significant external wear. Binding is shaken, pages are loose. Second volume lacks title page and initial pages of preface.

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: $15.50
Lot 2089

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique decorative titles on world history:

- Early Lives of Charlemagne by Eginhard & The Monk of St. Gall - Dated 1905 by Alexander Moring Limited (London)
- Letters From the Cape by Lady Duff Gordon - Dated 1921 by Humphrey Milford (London)
- The Golem: Legends of the Ghetto of Prague by Chayim Bloch - Dated 1925 by Chayim Bloch (Vienna)
- Thomas Dekker: The Vvonderfull Yeare 1603 edited by G.B. Harrison - Dated 1924 by John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd (London)
- A Zulu Manual or Vade-Mecum by Charles Roberts - Dated 1900 by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd (London)
- Tales of the Revolution by Michael Artzibashef - Dated 1917 by B.W. Huebsch - spine shows wear.

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
Lot 2090

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia by Bishop Meade - Dated 1910 by J. B. Lippincott - 2 volumes
- The Maxeys of Virginia: A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Edward and Susannah Maxey by Edythe Maxey Clarke - Dated 1980 by Gateway Press, Inc. (Baltimore)
- Intimate Virginiana: A Century of Maury Travels by Land and Sea by Anne Fontaine Maury - Dated 1941 by Dietz Press, Publishers (Richmond, Virginia) - dustjacket
- George Mason of Virginia by Florette Henri - Dated 1971 by Crowell-Collier Press - first printing
- Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647 - 1800 by Blanche Adams Chapman - Dated 1975 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. - "Reprinted in an Improved Format with a Consolidated Index by Jessica Budick and Anita Comtois"

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: $15.50
Lot 2091

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on music:

- American War Songs - Dated 1925 by National Committee for the Preservation of Existing Records of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (Philadelphia) - decorative gilt binding.
- The Polytechnic: A Collection of Music for Schools, Classes and Clubs by U.C. Burnap & W.J. Wetmore - Dated 1872 by J.W. Schermerhorn
- The Harvard Song Book - Dated 1922 by The Harvard Glee Club (Cambridge) - gilt embossing.
- The Contemporary American Organ: Its Evolution, Design and Construction by William Harrison Barnes - Dated 1937 by J. Fischer & Bro. - gilt embossing.
- Wellesley Song Book by Cordelia C. Nevers & Roberta H. Montgomery - Dated 1923 by Wellesley College (Wellesley) - stated ninth edition, wrappers.
- Technology Songs - Dated 1929 by Oliver Ditson Company (Boston) - gilt embossing.
- Songs of All the Colleges by David B. Chamberlain & Karl P. Harrington - Dated 1903 by Hinds & Noble - front board separating from spine, title page detached but present.
- The Wesleyan Song Book edited by Karl P. Harrington & Carl F. Price - Dated 1914 by The Alumni Council of Wesleyan University (Middletown) - gilt embossing.
- Picture the Songs: Lithographs From the Sheet Music of Nineteenth-Century America by Lester S. Levy - Dated 1976 by The Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore) - dustjacket.

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: $16.50
Lot 2092

$28
Title: Owners of Lands and Heritages 17 & 18 Vict., Cap 91 1872-73 Return, Scotland. Return 1 & 2 Presented to Both Houses of Parliament By Command of Her Majesty
Publisher: Murray and Gibb (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1874

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with paper-covered boards, this antique folio volume is a scarce record of land ownership in Scotland toward the end of the nineteenth century. The acreage owned is provided by county, with each owner of as little as one acre being listed. In each county the owners are listed alphabetically, with address, estimated total acreage, and its annual gross value. Land ownership in the towns is provided in a separate listing. Counties include: Aberdeen, Argyll, Ayr, Banff, Berwick, Bute, Caithness, Clackmannan, Cromarty, Dumbarton, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Elgin, Fife, Forfar, Haddington, Inverness, Kincardine, Kinross, Kirkcudbright, Lanark (Glasgow), Linlithgow, Nairn, Orkney, Peebles, Perth, Renfrew, Ross, Roxburgh, Selkirk, Stirling, Sutherland, Wigtown, and Zetland (Shetland).

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that are unmarked. The book measures approximately 11" x 14 3/4" and contains 211 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2093

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Justice to the Jew by Madison C. Peters - Dated 1900 by Baker and Taylor Co.
- Book in Hebrew Alphabet- Dated 1909 by Rosenkranz & Shriftsetzter (Vilnius) - newspaper clippings laid in
- Popular History of the Jews by Graetz et al. - Dated 1919 by Hebrew Publishing Company - 6 volumes, significant external wear to some volumes

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: $16.50
Lot 2094

$22
Title: Memoirs of the Life, and Travels, in the Service of the Gospel, of Sarah Stephenson
Author: Sarah Stephenson
Publisher: Kimber, Conrad, & Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1807

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce early nineteenth-century collection of religious memoirs. This very well-preserved volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that show occasional (light) foxing. Remnants of antique library bookplate appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 233 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2096

$70
Title: Grimus: A Novel
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Overlook Press
Printing Year: 1979 Signed First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of Rushdie's debut novel, a fantasy and science fiction novel. The story loosely follows Flapping Eagle, a young Indian who receives the gift of immortality after drinking a magic fluid. After drinking the fluid, Flapping Eagle wanders the earth for 777 years, 7 months and 7 days, searching for his immortal sister and exploring identities before falling through a hole in the Mediterranean Sea. He arrives in a parallel dimension at the mystical Calf Island where those immortals who have tired of the world but are reluctant to give up their immortality exist in a static community under a subtle and sinister authority.

Published in 1975, Grimus was Salman Rushdie’s first published novel. To a large extent it has been disparaged by academic critics; though Peter Kemp’s comment is particularly vitriolic, it does give an idea of the novel’s initial reception: "His first novel, Grimus (1975), a ramshackle surreal saga based on a 12th-century Sufi poem and copiously encrusted with mythic and literary allusion, nosedived into oblivion amid almost universal critical derision." (Plot summary and comment courtesy of Wikipedia)

The author's signature appears on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket, with photograph of author on rear flap, is in mylar cover. Review copy slip is laid in. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9" and contains 319 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2097

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on Asian literature and linguistics:

- A History of Kanarese Literature by Edward P. Rice - no date provided by Association Press (Calcutta); Oxford University Press (London) - wrappers with slight tearing to spine.
- The Ten Princes translated by Arthur W. Ryder - Dated 1927 by University of Chicago Press (Chicago) - decorative gilt binding.
- Indian Short Stories edited by Mulk Raj Anand & Iqbal Singh - Dated 1946 by New India Publishing Company Ltd. - decorative gilt binding.
- Semito-Hamitic Languages: An Essay in Classification by I.M. Diakonoff - Dated 1965 by Nauka Publishing House (Moscow) - wrappers.
- Visvakarma: Examples of Indian Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Handicraft by Amanda K. Coomaraswamy - Dated 1914 by uncredited publisher - wrappers showing wear, spine missing.

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 2098

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Architecture of the Old South by Ernest Ray Denmark - Dated 1926 by Southern Architect and Building News (Atlanta) - water markings to covers and margins of text block
- The Old South and the New by Charles Morris - Dated 1907 by W. E. Scull
- History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte from 1740 to 1903 by D. A. Tomkins - Dated 1903 by Observer Printing House (Charlotte, South Carolina) - Cracked hinges
- Recollections of Rambles in the South by Father William - Dated 1854 by Carlton & Porter - Spine cover detached from rear gutter

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 2099

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique, vintage and modern decorative literary titles:

- The Language of Flowers - Dated 1872 by T. Nelson and Sons (London) - small format volume with gilt lettering on pages, front board detached.
- Salmagundi by William Irving et al. - Dated 1860 by G.P. Putnam - slight chipping to spine.
- A Convergence of Birds edited by Jonathan Safran Foer - Dated 2001 by D.A.P. - dustjacket shows tear along top of spine.
- Farm Festivals by Will Carleton - Dated 1881 by Harper & Brothers
- The Challengers by Madeline Mason - Dated 1975 by Kay, Sons and Daughter Ltd (London) - dustjacket, signed and dedicated by author.
- The Dong with a Luminous Nose by Edward Lear - Dated 1969 by Young Scott Books - oblong volume in dustjacket.

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 2100

$30
Title: Anecdotes of the American Indians
Author: John Lauris Blake
Publisher: Alexander V. Blake
Printing Year: 1844

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce contemporary study of the Native American character as illustrated by anecdotes of the time.

The work contains a frontispiece illustration and vignettes on title page and throughout text. A long poem, entitled "Weatherford," with references to Andrew Jackson appears on pages 12-15. Front board (with leather on right-hand corner peeled away) is detached. Top and bottom portions of spine cover have been chipped away. Text block is intact. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing and staining. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" and contains 252 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2102

$22
Title: Memoirs of the Last Days of Her Late Most Gracious Majesty Caroline, Queen of England and Consort of King George the Fourth; Containing a Copious Account of Her Illness and Death, with an Ample Detail of the Remarkable Occurrences Which Attended Her Funeral Obsequies
Author: J. Nightingale
Publisher: J. Robins and Co. Albion Press (London)
Printing Year: 1822

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce account of the death and funeral of Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth; later Queen Caroline; May 17, 1768 – August 7, 1821), the wife of George IV of the United Kingdom from 1795, and his queen consort from January 29, 1820 until her death. The work is illustrated with full-page engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with pages that show faint markings. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 548 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2103

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

- Junius Discovered by Frederick Griffin - Dated 1854 by Little, Brown and Company (Boston)
- The Life of Nathanael Greene, Major-General in the Army of the Revolution edited by W. Gilmore Simms - Dated 1849 by George F. Cooledge & Brother - spine shows wear and minor loss.
- Biographical Sketches of the Signers of the Declaration of American Independence by B.J. Lossing - Dated 1860 by Derby & Jackson
- The America's Own Book - Dated 1853 by Leavitt & Allen
- Notes on Historical Evidence in Reference to Adverse Theories of the Origin and Nature of the Government of the United States of America by John B. Dillon - Dated 1871 by S.W. Green - decorative gilt binding.

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 2104

$30
Title: Sixty Years a Queen
Author: Sir Herbert Maxwell
Publisher: Harmsworth Bros. Limited (London)
Printing Year: 1897 First Edition

Condition/Details: Laid in in publisher's cream and light blue cloth-covered boards, this antique collection of 10 magazines was issued to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The work is profusely illustrated with hundreds of illustrations, including all the principal historical pictures in the Royal Collections, which were specially photographed for the work with the queen's personal consent, and some which had never previously been published. The history of the British Empire and the culture of the Victorian period are graphically illustrated by pictures and diagrams. The volume shows external age/wear, with water markings and flecks to front board. Initial issue also shows water damage to top right hand corner. The cover measures approximately 10" x 13 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 2105

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on U.S. 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: $22.50
Lot 2106

$35
Title: Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publisher: Cupples, Upham, and Co. (Boston)
Printing Year: 1885 /1888
Number of Volumes: 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in paper-covered boards, this antique set is a scarce collection of the first publications of this renowned archaeological institute, founded in 1881. The first volume offers the following collection of essays: 1. Inscriptions of Assos, edited by J. R. S. Sterrett; 2. Inscriptions of Tralleis, edited by J. R. S. Sterrett; 3. The Theatre of Dionysus, by James R. Wheeler; 4. The Olympieion at Athens, by Louis Bevier; 5. The Erechtheion at Athens, by Harold N. Fowler; 6. The Battle of Salamis, by William W. Goodwin. The second volume contains "An Epigraphical Journey in Asia Minor," by J. R. Sitlington Sterret. The third volume, also by J. R. S. Sterrett, presents "The Wolfe Expedition to Asia Minor." The work is illustrated with plates, drawings and (fold-out) maps. Greek inscriptions are present throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light marginal water markings to covers. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages (pages of second and third volumes are uncut). The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 2108

$16
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Popular Science Monthly
Issue Dates: 1920s and 30s
Number of Issues: 8

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 2109

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Mary Lee; or, the Yankee in Ireland by Paul Peppergrass - Dated 1864 by Kelly & Piet, Publishers - Illustrations by Harley
- New Lights; or, Life in Galway: A Tale by Mary Anne Sadlier - Dated 1853 by D. & J. Sadlier - In this work the author offers one of the first literary representations of the Irish Famine and presents a panoramic narrative of the trans-Atlantic voyage of Irish immigrants. Cracking along front gutter, with spine cover split in half and detached from front gutter.
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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: $4.50
Lot 2110

$100
Title: Hobby Magic
Author: Morris N. Young
Publisher: Trilon Press
Printing Year: 1950 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter red leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine, this volume is a scarce book on magic by Morris N. Young. Young was a leading collector of books on magic and of artifacts of the magician's trade; books about mnemonics, the formulaic technique used to improve memory. The work is illustrated with 21 photographic plates. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with unmarked pages that are clean and bright. Pages are uncut. Endpapers are marbled. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 207 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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