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Lot 3001

$150

Title: Green Hills of Africa
Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are classics of American literature.

Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school, he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year; his wartime experiences became the basis for his novel "A Farewell to Arms." In 1922, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there, he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation". His first novel, "The Sun Also Rises," was published in 1926.

After divorcing Hadley Richardson in 1927, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced following Hemingway's return from covering the Spanish Civil War, after which he wrote "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. During the war, he was present during the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.

Shortly after the publication of "The Old Man and the Sea" in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1935
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 294 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Hemingway's second work of nonfiction, "Green Hills of Africa" is an account of a month on safari he and his wife, Pauline Marie Pfeiffer, took in East Africa during December 1933. "Green Hills of Africa" is divided into four parts: Pursuit and Conversation, Pursuit Remembered, Pursuit and Failure, and Pursuit as Happiness, each of which plays a different role in the story. Charles Scribner's Sons , 1935. First Edition. Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing. 295 pages.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing with Scribner's "A" and printer's device on copyright page.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with gilt-lettered black spine labels. Book shows external wear, with moisture markings and fading to covers. Darkening is visible on spine. Rear cover displays faint black markings. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with vignettes.

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Lot 3002

$550

Title: The California and Oregon Trail: Being Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life
Author: Francis Parkman - Francis Parkman was an American historian, best known as author of "The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life" and his monumental seven-volume "France and England in North America." These works are still valued as history and especially as literature, although the biases of his work have met with criticism. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and the first leader of the Arnold Arboretum, and author of several books on the topic.

Publisher: George P. Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1849
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 448 pages plus 7 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, second issue, of the author's first book, with the imprint of Leavitt, Trow & Co. on copyright page, and the seven-page catalogue at rear.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at foot of spine, fraying at its head and rubbing to covers. Minor loss of material is also visible at outside corners. Binding is firm. Paper slip has been pasted over antique bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owner's signature can be seen on front flyleaf. Pages display scattered light foxing. Illustrated with well-preserved tinted lithograph frontispiece and half title page.


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Lot 3003

$45

Title: Adventures in Africa; During a Tour of Two Years through That Country. Including Travels of the British Embassy from the Shores of India to Cape Aden; through Abyssinia; Ascent of the Abyssinian Alps; The Gulf of Arabia; Tajura; Dismal Night March along the Great Salt Lake; Massacre of the Five Hundred; The Source of the Keys of the Nile; The One Eyed Family; Kingdom of Shoa; Residence at Ankober; Presentation at Court; Royal Slave Depot; New Year's Day; Massacre of Christians at Cherkos; Nuptials in High Life; Excursion along the North-Western Frontier of Efat; The Wilderness of Giddem; The House of Solomon; Unexplored Countries to the South; The Highlands of Ethiopia; Conversion of Ethiopia; Efforts of the Apostolic Church; The Religious War; Abyssinian Rites and Practices; The People; Social and Moral Condition; Christmas Festivities; Volcanic Wells; Wilderness of Taboo; Festivities of Easter; Slave Market, Revenues of the Crown; Eastern Coast of Africa; Route from Tajura to Ankober, with the Geology, Botany and Zoology of the Country, together with the Calendar of the Christian Ethiopic Church, etc., etc.
Author:
Publisher: T. B. Peterson
City: Philadelphia
Year: circa 1843
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 392 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Volume shows external wear, with top portion of spine cover detaching at front edge. Minor loss of material can be seen at ends of spine and outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Foxing is visible throughout volume. Text is in double columns.

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Lot 3004

$80

Title: The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty
Author: William Bligh - William Bligh was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. A notorious mutiny occurred during his command of HMAV Bounty in 1789; Bligh and his loyal men made a remarkable voyage to Timor, after being set adrift in the Bounty's launch by the mutineers. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corps, resulting in the so-called Rum Rebellion.
Publisher: The Bankside Press
City: London
Year: circa 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 140 page
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and charts.

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Lot 3005

$140

Title: Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter
Author: Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901-1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/369 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning and markings to spine. Rear cover displays faint discoloration and light rippling. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates.

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Lot 3006

$275

Title: Behind the Scenes. Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House
Author: Elizabeth Keckley - Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (sometimes spelled Keckly) was a former slave who became a successful seamstress, civic activist and author in Washington, DC. She was best known as the personal modiste and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady. Keckley had moved to Washington in 1860 after buying her freedom and that of her son in St. Louis. She created an independent business in the capital based on clients who were the wives of the government elite. Among them were Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis; and Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee.

After the American Civil War, Keckley wrote and published an autobiography, "Behind the Scenes Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House" (1868). It was both a slave narrative and a portrait of the First Family, especially Mary Todd Lincoln, and considered controversial for breaking privacy about them. It was also her claim as a businesswoman to be part of the new mixed-race, educated middle-class that were visible among the leadership of the black community.

Keckly's relationship with Mary Todd Lincoln, the President's wife, was notable for its personal quality and intimacy, as well as its endurance over time.
Publisher: G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 371 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with staining to front cover and small blemish to rear cover. Binding is firm. Previous owner's bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author.

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Lot 3007

$50

Title: The Life and Posthumous Works of Richard Claridge
Author: Richard Claridge - Richard Claridge was a Quaker minister and schoolmaster.
Publisher: J. Sowle
City: London
Year: 1726
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 576 pages plus 4 pages of index
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume has been rebound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered labels. Binding is in excellent condition. Book has new endpapers. Volume lacks preliminary pages, including title page. Text block begins with "A Table of the Authors Quoted in This Collection." Lightly age-toned pages display light foxing and faint marginal stains. Pages of tables at front of book and at rear have been repaired and show chipping at edges (with minor loss of text).

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Lot 3008

$100

Title: Letters Written in the Interior of Cuba, between the Mountains of Arcana, to the East, and of Cusco, to the West, in the Months of February, March, April and May, 1828
Author: Abiel Abbot - Abiel Abbot was a prominent clergyman. He was born to John and Abigail Abbot in Andover, Massachusetts, and went on to study at Harvard University. He married Eunice Wales in 1796.
He started working as a preacher in Haverhill, Massachusetts, in 1793 and remained there through 1803, having been promoted to pastor in 1795. He then moved to Beverly, Massachusetts, and became a pastor there. He remained in that position through the end of his life.
In 1828 he traveled to Cuba to recover his health but died of yellow fever on his way back. He had one book published posthumously, "Letters from Cuba," in 1829.
Publisher: Bowles and Dearborn
City: Boston
Year: 1829
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/256 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed paper-covered boards with printed paper spine label. Book shows mild external wear, with tearing at ends of spine and light markings to covers. Binding is sound. Previous owner's bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages display occasional foxing. Pages 113 to 116 have closed tear from fore edge into text.

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Lot 3009

$130

Details: Vintage photographs of the 101st U.S. Cavalry unit constitute this lot. There are 52 pictures in all, many of which are unique real photo postcards (RPPCs). These date from the 1930s into 1940, and most were taken at Pine Camp, NY, the old name for the present-day Fort Drum. Images parades and formations, but also group portraits, and casual and candid shots of men and their horses.

Also included is the official appointment of John M. Sullivan to the rank of First Sergeant of the 101st Cavalry National Guard, a program from the Seventh Annual Victory Ball at the Waldorf Astoria in 1927, and a vintage 101st Cavalry matchbook.


Condition / Notes: These photographs are preserved in plastic sleeves and are in excellent condition. The program is in very good condition, and the matchbook is absolutely pristine.

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Lot 3010

$140

Title: Brazilian Miniatures/Miniaturas Brasileiras
Author: Axl Leskoschek - Axl Leskoschek was one of a group of foreign artists who took refuge in Brazil as a result of World War II and the rise of Nazism. The arrival of these artists and their impact on the Brazilian artistic milieu marks a decisive moment in the nation's visual history. Born in Graz, Austria, Leskoschek studied at the Graz School of Fine Art and later the Vienna Graphic Arts School. Fleeing the Nazis, he traveled first to Switzerland and finally arrived in Rio de Janeiro in late 1939 where he remained until 1948. During those years he worked as a book illustrator, interpreting classic and modern works of Brazilian and Portuguese literature. He became famous for his illustrations in the Brazilian editions of Dostoevsky's novels. A prominent teacher, Leskoschek established a course in advertising design and graphic arts via the Fundacao Getulio Vargas. The class-which met in his neighborhood studio-provided formative experiences for a number of Brazilian artists, including Ivan Serpa, Decio Vieira, Edith Behring, Teresa Nicolao, and Fayga Ostrower among others.
Publisher: Circle Press Publications
City: Guilford, Surrey, England
Year: 1974
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 5.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: The works in the Brazilian Miniatures portfolio were made during or after Leskoschek's sojourn in Brazil as illustrations to Ulrich Becher's "O Romanceiro do Brasil" ("The Romance of Brazil").
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition signed by artist on limitation page. This is number 60 of 200. It was designed and printed by Ronald King at Circle Press in collaboration with Jose Neistein of the Brazilian-American Cultural Institute Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

The work includes "51 illustrations...printed from line-block reproductions onto J. Green pure rag-made paper by letterpress." The illustrations are printed on a single side of the paper, and are unbound, as issued, stored in a mustard yellow paper jacket and in a paper box with grey ribbon ties. Vignette can be seen on front cover. The work also includes several pages of text in both English and Portuguese. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and contains clean pages.

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Lot 3011

$110

Details: This collection of vintage railroad travel ephemera refers to several different train lines and destinations: Colorado, California, and the Grand Canyon via the Santa Fe; the Canadian Rockies by the Canadian Pacific,and Kansas and its neighboring states by the Missouri Pacific; the Seaboard Railroad on the east coast, and the Southern Pacific Railroad.

More general information is provided by booklets about American railroads and their history, and a tourist brochure on Montreal.

Miscellany includes a pamphlet commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Rock Island Line, and collectors' cards showing Great Northern and Burlington locomotives.

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Condition / Notes: This material is in very good condition with some age-related wear.

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Lot 3012

$80

Book Details: The assortment of collectible estate books includes vintage and antique history, theology, philosophy, literature, and children's books. Authors include James Boswell, John Bunyan, Oscar Wilde, Horace, Mark Twain, and Charles Lamb, AKA Elia.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 3013

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively bound antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Slovenly Peter or Cheerful Stories and Funny Pictures for Good Little Folks" (The John C. Winston Company, n.d.) and "The Complete Nonsense Book" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1946) by Edward Lear. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.



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Lot 3014

$45

Details: The great majority of this large assortment of antique postal covers or used, stamped envelopes dates from the 1930s and bear U.S. postage, but a few pieces bear cancellations from earlier decades, or foreign stamps. There are literally hundreds of items in this lot.

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Condition / Notes: These vintage postal covers are generally in good condition.

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Lot 3015

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John Bartlett's "Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature" (Little, Brown, and Company, 1895), bound in three-quarter leather, and "Vor Herres og Freisers Jesu Christi Nye Testament, ved Kong Frederik den Siettes" (Carl Frid. Schubart, 1820). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.


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Lot 3016

$80

Title: The Traveller's Directory through the United States. Consisting of a Geographical Description of the United States, with Topographical Tables of the Counties, Towns, Population, &c. and a Description of the Roads, Compiled from the Most Authentic Materials. With a Calendar for the Current Year
Author:
Publisher: T. H. Palmer, Printer
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1820
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 134 pages plus calendar
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early edition (stated sixth) of this work.

Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with loss of paper visible on front and rear covers. Binding is firm. Previous owner's inscription and date of 1822 can be seen on front flyleaf. (Faint) Staining is visible throughout. Age-toned pages are slightly rippled. Volume contains three full-page maps (New York, Boston, Philadelphia). Calendar is incomplete (only January, February, November and December are present) and detached.

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Lot 3017

$225

Title: Armenian Massacres or the Sword of Mohammed: Containing a Complete and Thrilling Account of the Terrible Atrocities and Wholesale Murders Committed in Armenia by Mohammedan Fanatics, Including a Full Account of the Turkish People, Their History, Government, Manners, Customs and Strange Religious Belief; To which is Added "The Mohammedan Reign of Terror in Armenia"
Author: Frederick Davis Greene
Editor: Henry Davenport Northrop
Publisher: American Oxford Publishing Co. Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii/512 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: A scarce history of the organized state-sponsored massacres against the Armenians between 1894 and 1896, resulting in an estimated death toll of 80,000 to 300,000 people.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped pictorial designs depicting Turkish swordsmen and victims can be seen on spine and front cover. The volume shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Hinges are cracked. Endpapers have green and white decorative patterns. Very occasional light smudging at margins. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. The work is illustrated with many plates and in-text drawings. Fold-out map is parted in two.

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Lot 3018

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on modern European art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Von Corinth und uber Corinth: Ein Kunstlerbuch" (Verlag von E. A. Seemann, 1921) by Louis Corinth and Wilhelm Hausenstein, and "Insignia pingens" (CIBA Limited, 1961), with contributions by Jean Cocteau, Georg Schmidt, Hans Steck and Alfred Bader. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.


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Lot 3019

$55

Title: The Tragedy of King Lear
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including "Hamlet", "King Lear," "Othello," and "Macbeth", considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
Publisher: Roycroft Shop
City: East Aurora, New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 147 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original suede spine, with gilt-lettered leather spine label and gray paper-covered boards. Title is stamped in gilt on front cover. Book shows light external wear, with faint scratching to rear cover, very minor loss of paper at edges and lightly bumped outside corners. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Pages of handmade watermarked paper have gilt top edge and untrimmed fore and bottom.

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Lot 3020

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on railroad history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "CZ: The Story of the California Zephyr" (Karl R. Zimmermann, 1972, in dust jacket), signed by author Karl R. Zimmermann, and "Sherman Hill-Union Pacific" (E&G Publications, 1973, in dust jacket) by James L. Ehernberger and Francis G. Gschwind. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.

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Lot 3021

$80

Title: Angola and the River Congo
Author: Joachim John Monteiro
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
City: New York
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 354 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and stamped pictorial design in black to front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and light soiling to rear cover. Very small loss of material can be seen at ends of spine. Binding is separated between pages 120 and 121, with signature detached. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates and intact double-page map.

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Lot 3022

$225

Title: El Dorado; Being a Narrative of the Circumstances Which Gave Rise To Reports, in the Sixteenth Century, of the Existence of a Rich and Splendid CIty in South America, To Which That Name Was Given, and Which Led To May Enterprises in Search of It; Including a Defence of Sir Walter Raleigh, in Regard to the Relations Made by Him Respecting It, and a Nation of Female Warriors, in the Vicinity of the Amazon, in the Narrative of His Expedition to the Oronoke in 1595
Author: J. A. Van Heuvel
Publisher: J. Winchester, New World Press
City: New York
Year: 1844
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: viii/165 plus appendix and 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in wrappers, with original front and spine cover and new rear cover. Front cover shows heavy staining and loss of material at corners. Spine cover displays minor loss at ends. Text block is intact. Small stains can also be seen on half title page. Pages of text show occasional light foxing. Book is illustrated with well-preserved fold-out frontispiece map.

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Lot 3023

$35

Title: A Daughter of Mexico: A Historical Romance Founded on Documentary Evidence
Author: Andrew Edward Breen
Publisher: John P. Smith Printing Company
City: Rochester
Year: 1916
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 342 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work signed by author Andrew Edward Breen. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "E. E. Lawler / Nov. 1919 / Complimtnes of / Dr. A. E. Breen."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with sunning to spine. Binding is firm. Faint water markings can be seen on inside margins of initial and final pages of volume. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 3024

$175

Book Details: This generous and comprehensive collection of books on constructing model ships includes many editions of "Model Shipwright" magazine, as well as more focused references on the warships of ancient Greece and American sailing ships, building ships in bottles, and specific techniques of modeling.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws


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Lot 3025

$120

Title: The Making of Americans: The Hersland Family
Author: Gertrude Stein - Gertrude Stein was an American writer, poet and art collector who spent most of her life in France.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
City: New York
Year: 1934
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/416 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown woven cloth, with stamped dark brown lettering to spine and front cover. Book show light external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket shows tears and minor loss of material at ends and edges of spine. Minor chipping is also visible at edges of front panel.

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Lot 3026

$175

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling the Royal Yacht Fubbs, 1724
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 1997
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 613/ xlvi/ix pages plus 4 pages of advertisements and two-page index
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

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Lot 3027

$175

Title: Elements et pratique de l'architecture navale, 1805
Author: David Steel
Publisher: Le Chasse-Maree/ArMen
City: Unknown
Year: 2001
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 19.5" Height: 20"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Gray-cloth clamshell folio folder contains full-sized reproduction of 38 folded plates, with English-language text on plates. Folder and plates are in excellent condition.

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Lot 3028

$20

Title: Selections from the Diary and Correspondence of Joseph S. Elkinton, 1830-1905
Author: Joseph S. Elkinton
Publisher: Press of The Leeds & Biddle Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1913
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 512 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of the papers of a Quaker minister. This book is signed on front pastedown by William T. Elkinton, with a handwritten letter by Joseph S. Elkinton (dated March 22, 1904) and small card published by the Philadelphia Quartz Company in memory of the deceased W. T. Elkinton are laid in.

Antique volume is bound in light green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear, with sunning to spine. Interior is clean and without markings.

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Lot 3029

$120

Details: There are about fifty pieces of vintage and antique sheet music in this lot, most of it from the 1920s, with a number of items from the 1910s or the turn of the century. Several 19th printings of Stephen Foster songs are also present. Striking graphics and bold colors characterize the covers, which still have tremendous appeal.

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Condition / Notes: Most of this sheet music is in pleasing condition, although covers are detached on a few pieces. A few other pieces are protected by plastic sleeves.

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Lot 3030

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" (The Vanguard Press, 1938), "General George the Great: A Really Truly Story" (Stein and Day Publishers, 1932) signed by authors Sadyebeth and Anson Lowitz, and Phyllis Krasilovsky's "The Cow Who Fell in the Canal" (Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957) signed by illustrator Peter Spier. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.


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Lot 3031

$80

Book Details: This large collection of books on nautical history and exploration features general overviews, such as a "History of Naval England," one on oceanographic expeditions, and a thorough, two-volume work of maritime history. Specific types of wooden sailing ships are also considered, such as clipper ships and square-riggers.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws


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Lot 3032

$45

Title: An Apology for the True Christian Divinity: Being an Explanation and Vindication of the Principles and Doctrines of the People Called Quakers. Written in Latin and English
Author: Robert Barclay - Robert Barclay was a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was also governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s, although he himself never resided in the colony.
Publisher: Friend's Book-Store
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 548 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered label and ruling to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuff marks to covers, and narrow cracking to spine edges. Very minor loss can be seen at outside corners of boards. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name can be seen on blank preliminary page. Pages display foxing throughout.

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Lot 3033

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Roy Chapman Andrews' "Quest of the Snow Leopard" (The Viking Press, 1955, in dust jacekt) and "Frisette and Faazil: A Novel" (Dorrance and Company Publishers, 1939) by May DeWitt Hopkins (dust jacket flaps are pasted to pastedowns, binding is cracked at front hinge). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: 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.

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Lot 3034

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "An Oration, Pronounced July 4, 1799, at the Request of the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, in Commemoration of the Anniversary of American Independence" (Manning & Loring, 1799) by John Lowell, and "A Discourse Commemorative of the Late William E. Horner, M. D., Professor of Anatomy. Delivered before the Faculty and Students of the University of Pennsylvania, October 10, 1853" (T. K. and P. G. Collins, Printers, 1853). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.

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Lot 3035

$55

Title: The Cruel Side of War, with the Army of the Potomac: Letters from the Headquarters of the United Sanitary Commission during the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia in 1862
Author: Katherine Prescott Wormeley
Publisher: Roberts Brothers
City: Boston
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/210 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with moisture markings to covers. Small antique paper label appears at mid-section of spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's inscription is written in pencil along top margin of front flyleaf. Library stamps can be seen on endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Book is illustrated with tissue-guarded portraits of Frederick Law Olmsted, Frederick N. Knapp, and Dr. Robert Ware.

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Lot 3036

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The School-Girl in France" (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1852) by Miss R. McCrindell, and "Beautiful Joe's Paradise or the Island of Brotherly Love: A Sequel to 'Beautiful Joe'" (L. C. Page & Company, 1902) by Marshall Saunders, with illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.





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Lot 3037

$60

Title: Eutoropii Historiae Romanae Epitome Sexti Rufi Breviarium
Author: Eutropius - Flavius Eutropius was an Ancient Roman historian who flourished in the latter half of the 4th century. He held the office of secretary (magister memoriae) at Constantinople, accompanied the Emperor Julian (361-363) on his expedition against the Persians (363), and was alive during the reign of Valens (364-378), to whom he dedicates his Breviarium historiae Romanae and where his history ends.
The "Breviarium historiae Romanae" is a complete compendium, in ten books, of Roman history from the foundation of the city to the accession of Valens. It was compiled with considerable care from the best accessible authorities, and is written generally with impartiality, and in a clear and simple style. Although the Latin in some instances differs from that of the purest models, the work was for a long time a favorite elementary school-book. Its independent value is small, but it sometimes fills a gap left by the more authoritative records. For the early parts of his work, Eutropius depended upon an epitome of Livy; for the later parts, he used the now lost Enmannsche Kaisergeschichte. The Breviarium was enlarged and continued down to the time of Justinian by Paulus Diaconus; the work of the latter was in turn enlarged by Landolfus Sagax (c. 1000), and taken down to the time of the emperor Leo the Armenian (813-820) in the Historia Miscella.
Publisher: A. Renouard
City: Paris
Year: 1796
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 293 pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full red leather with stamped gilt lettering to spine and ruling to spine and covers. Book shows external wear, with narrow cracking to front spine edge. Front hinge is cracked. Front flyleaf has been excised. Gilt-edged pages display light foxing at ends of text block.

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Lot 3038

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique miniature theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a leather-bound two-volume edition of the Bible published by Oxford University Press in 1837 and "The Bible and the Closet: or How We May Read the Scriptures with the Most Spiritual Profit and Secret Prayer Successfully Managed" (Gould, Kendall & Lincoln, 1844) by Thomas Watson and Samuel Lee. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.


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Lot 3039

$10

Title: Photo Etching for Modellers
Author: Azien Watkin, Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.

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