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Lot 3344

$600

Details: The dates on this large and generous collection of antique letters and correspondence range over a century, from the 1830s on into the 20th. Most of it concerns the Massachusetts families of Van Lennep, Bird, and Shedd/Shead, and their friends and relations. The earliest correspondence is dated 1824 and occurs between Christian missionaries abroad. One lovely (domestic) letter, dated January 1, 1838, begins as follows:

"My dear husband,
According to custom, I ought to begin my letter by wishing you a happy new year. If I could have my wishes granted, I would not only wish you many happy returns of this day, but I would specify particular things which I think would conduce to your happiness...."

Also included in this lot is a box of commercial paper, including tax receipts, billheads, etc.

As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

Condition / Notes: As with all ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 3345

$110

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.

Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.


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Lot 3346

$50

Title: Hints Addressed to Proprietors of Orchards, and to Growers of Fruit in General, Comprising Observations on the Present State of the Apple Trees, in the Cider Countries. Made in a Tour during the Last Summer. Also the Natural History of the Aphis Lanata or American Blight, and Other Insects Destructive to Fruit Trees
Author: William Salisbury
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
City: London
Year: 1816
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii/188 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter green cloth, with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt-lettered label to spine. Ex-library book shows light external wear, with minor loss of material at outside corners. Antique paper label can be seen on spine. Binding is firm. Paper slip is attached to rear pastedown. Previous owner's name is written across top of title page. Library markings appear on verso of title page. Darkening can be seen to lower half of text block (text is legible throughout). Light foxing is visible at ends of volume. Two fold-out plates at front of volume are intact.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3347

$15

Title: The Chosen: A Novel
Author: Chaim Potok - Chaim Potok was an American Jewish author and rabbi. Potok is most famous for his first book "The Chosen," a 1967 novel which was listed on The New York Times' best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1967
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 284 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is an author-signed eighth printing of this work. Author's signature appears on front frlyleaf above the date "12/5/67."


Volume is bound in white cloth, with gilt lettering to gray spine label on spine and gray decoratively patterned lines to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright.

Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear. Small marking in pen appear to top portion of rear flap.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3348

$175

Title: Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance
Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age",[2] and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".[3]
Publisher: Sheldon & Company
City: New York
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 47 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance" is an 1871 book by American author Mark Twain. Published by Sheldon & Co. in 1871, the book consists of two short stories: "A Burlesque Autobiography", which first appeared in Twain's Memoranda contributions to The Galaxy, and "First Romance," which originally appeared in The Express in 1870.

The book bears no relationship to Twain's actual life. The two short stories present fictional characters who are supposedly part of Twain's lineage. In the final passage, Twain develops the story to a point of crisis, and then abruptly ends the tale, saying:

"The truth is, I have got my hero (or heroine) into such a particularly close place, that I do not see how I am ever going to get him (or her) out of it again-and therefore I will wash my hands of the whole business, and leave that person to get out the best way that offers-or else stay there. I thought it was going to be easy enough to straighten out that little difficulty, but it looks different now."

With that, Twain's "Autobiography" ends.

The illustrations form an interesting aspect of this book. They have no relationship to the text of the book. Rather, they use cartoons illustrating the children's poem The House that Jack Built to lampoon the Erie Railroad Ring (the house) and its participants, Jay Gould, John T. Hoffman, and Jim Fisk.

The book was not one of Twain's personal favorites. Two years after publication, he bought all of the printing plates of the book and destroyed them.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first issue of this Twain title, with no advertisement on verso of title page and advertisement for The Galaxy on back wrapper.

Antique booklet is string-bound in original printed wrappers, with captioned illustration ("Our Family Tree") on front cover/title page depicting a public hanging. Book shows mild external wear, with small tear to rear cover and minor loss of material at outside corners of front wrapper. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains full-page illustrations.

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Lot 3349

$90

Title: History of the Twelfth Massachusetts Volunteers (Webster Regiment)
Author: Benjamin F. Cook
Publisher: Twelfth (Webster) Regiment Association
City: Boston
Year: 1882
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 167 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild wear at ends of spine and at corners. Front hinge is beginning to crack. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and two additional plates. Well-preserved folding map of country, showing marches, etc. is in pocket at rear of volume.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3350

$25

Title: Seaside Songs and Woodland Whispers
Author: Oscar E. Young
Publisher: Charles Wells Moulton
City: Buffalo
Year: 1891
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 6" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this 19th-century poetry collection. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Compliments of the Author / O. E. Young"


Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with (light) soiling at edges of boards. Binding is sound. Pages 39 to 41 are detached. Gilt-edged pages are clean and without markings. Book is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author. Well-preserved antique cabinet card photograph (presumably also of author) is laid in.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3351

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American genealogy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Jarvis Family; or, the Descendants of the First Settlers of the Name in Massachusetts and Long Island, and Those Who Have More Recently Settled in Other Parts of the United States and British America" (Press of The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1879) and "Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America, from about the Year 1550 to 1880" (Self-Published, 1881). The binding of the latter is shaken, with detached frontispiece. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 3352

$40

Title: Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1866
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Augustus D. Ayling
Publisher: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer
City: Concord, New Hampshire
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/1347 pages
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather over pebbled gray cloth. Book shows external wear, with loss of bottom sixth of spine cover. Wear can be seen along spine edges and at corners. Minor creasing is visible on spine. Hinges have been reinforced. Previous owner's name and stamp can be seen on front flyleaf. Small amount of foxing is visible at ends of volume. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 3353

$45

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $23.50
Lot 3354

$300

Title: The Veterinarian
Author: uncredited author
Editor: William Youatt - William Youatt was an English veterinary surgeon.

Youatt was the son of a surgeon residing at Exeter. He was educated for the nonconformist ministry. In 1810 he left Devonshire, and undertook ministerial and scholastic duties in London. At some uncertain date, in 1812 or 1813, he joined Delabere Pritchett Blaine (1768-1848) in conducting a veterinary infirmary in Wells Street, Oxford Street. This partnership continued for a little more than twelve years, when the business passed into Youatt's hands.

In 1828 Youatt began to deliver a series of lectures and demonstrations to veterinary students at his private residence and infirmary in Nassau Street. These were independent of, and to some extent designed to supplement, the teaching of the London Veterinary College. From the end of 1830 these lectures were delivered at University College London. In 1835 they were abandoned, but instead Youatt continued for four years to print a monthly series of written lectures in the Veterinarian, a professional monthly which he had started in 1828. In this venture he was soon joined by William Percivall, veterinary surgeon to the 1st life guards. This journal, which was still in existence in 1900, was kept alive in the early years only by Youatt's dogged perseverance, at a time when even his co-editor, Percivall, wished to abandon the venture.

In 1838 the Royal Agricultural Society of England had been founded under the title of the English Agricultural Society. Youatt was one of the original members, and was placed on the committee of management. Here he obtained the appointment of a veterinary committee, of which he was appointed chairman, and attempted with considerable success to draw closer the connection between the Society and the Royal Veterinary College.

Owing partly to his extensive literary work, partly to attacks of gout, Youatt's practice had devolved more and more on his assistant, Ainsley, on whose death in 1844 the establishment in Nassau Street was broken up. Youatt, though now standing at the head of his profession, was not a registered member of it; he objected to the constitution of the examining body of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, which consisted chiefly of physicians and surgeons. When, however, in 1844, this body was remodelled, and composed chiefly of veterinarians, Youatt, being then nearly seventy years old, presented himself for examination. The difficulty occasioned by his refusal to answer a professional question rather impertinently put to him was overruled by the chairman, who handed him his diploma on the spot.

Youatt died suddenly on 5 February 1847 in his seventy-first year, and was buried in the churchyard of Old St. Pancras. He had four daughters, but no sons.



Publisher: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green
City: London
Year: 1828-1839
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is rare collection of volumes 1-10 and 12 of this influential journal.

Antique set is bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with raised bands and gilt-lettered spine labels. Books show varying degrees of external wear, with ninth volume displaying loss of spine labels and seventh with discoloration and chipping to spine. Volumes show rubbing to covers. Bindings are firm. (Heavier) Foxing and/or staining is generally concentrated at ends of volumes.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 3355

$70

Title: The Fox and the Hound
Author: Daniel P. Mannix - Daniel Pratt Mannix IV was an American author, journalist, photographer, side-show performer, stage magician, animal trainer, and film-maker. His best-known works are the 1958 book "Those About to Die," which remained in continuous print for three decades, and the 1967 novel "The Fox and the Hound" which in 1981 was adapted into an animated film by Walt Disney Productions.
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1967
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 255 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue and brown cloth, with stamped brown lettering to spine and pictorial design depicting fox to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Top edge displays spotting. Fore edge has very small faint stain. Interior is clean and bright. Volume contains numerous in-text and full-page illustrations by John Schoenherr.

Price-clipped dust jacket also shows light shelfwear.

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Lot 3356

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of steam-powered vessels shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Erik Hofman's "The Steam Yachts: An Era of Elegance" (John De Graff, Inc., 1970, in price-clipped dust jacket) and a second edition of E. C. B. Thornton's "South Coast Pleasure Steamers" (T. Stephenson & Sons Ltd., 1969, in price-clipped dust jacket). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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 3357

$110

Title: "Boots and Saddles" or Life in Dakota with General Custer
Author: Elizabeth B. Custer
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1885
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 312 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second printing of this work, the first to contain frontispiece portrait of General Custer and outline map.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped light brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Gilt and black pictorial designs are visible on covers. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to spine. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Newspaper clippings are laid in at rear of volume.

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Lot 3358

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Poetical Works of Mrs. Hemans" (Henry F. Anners, n.d., two volumes bound in one) and a first edition of "Noah's Dove: A Book of Poems" (Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929) by Laura Benet. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with 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 3359

$30

Title: Kisses: Being a Poetical Translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaius. With the Original Latin Text. To Which Is Prefixed, an Essay on His Life and Writings
Author: Joannes Nicolai Secundus
Publisher: J. D. Dewick
City: London
Year: 1804
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/190 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettered label and ornamental designs to spine. Spine cover shows minor chipping. Covers show minor chipping/scuffing at borders. Binding is firm. Endpapers display darkening at edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait and plate.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3360

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Animated Antics in Playland" (Saalfield Publishing Company, 1946), with mechanicals, and "Cradle Songs of Many Nations" (Dodd, Mead & Company, Publishers, 1882, rebound), with music by Reinhold L. Herman and illustrations by Walter Satterlee, illustrated with chromolithographic plates. 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 3361

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decoratively bound works of poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Our Poetical Favorites: A Selection from the Best Minor Poems of the English Language. First Series" (Sheldon & Company, 1870) by Asahel C. Kendrick, and "Ezekiel and Other Poems" (T. Nelson and Sons, 1899) by B. M. 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 3362

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Beyond the Utmost Purple Rime: Abyssinia, Somaliland, Kenya Colony, Zanzibar, the Comoros, Madagascar" (The Century Co., 1925), "The Crescent and the Cross; or, Romance and Realities of Eastern Travel" (George P. Putnam, 1849) by Eliot Warburton, and "The Koran, Commonly Called the Alkoran of Mohammed. Translated into English from the Original Arabic. With Explanatory Notes Taken from the Most Approved Commentators. To Which Is Prefixed a Preliminary Discourse by George Sale" (Frederick Warne and Co., n.d.). 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3363

$110

Title: A Brief Collection of Remarkable Passages and Ocurrences relating to the Birth, Education, Life, Conversion, Travels, Services, and Deep Sufferings of That Ancient, Eminent, and Faithful Servant of the Lord, Margaret Fell; but by Her Second Marriage, Margaret Fox. Together with Sundry of Her Epistles, Books, and Christian Testimonies to Friends and Others, and Also to Those in Supreme Authority, in the Several Late Revolutions of Government
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: J. Sowle
City: London
Year: 1710
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 535 pages plus 3 pages of index
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label and gilt ruling to spine. Book shows moderate external wear. Small antique paper label appears at mid-section of spine. Binding is firm. Markings can be seen along edges of endpapers. Antique bookplate on front pastedown reads "The Property of the New-York Yearly Meeting of Friends." Pages display light scattered foxing.

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Lot 3364

$110

Title: Narrative of Voyages To Explore the Shores of Africa, Arabia and Madagascar; Performed in H. M. Ships Leven and Barracouta, under the Direction of Captain W. F. W. Owen, R. N. by Command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty
Author: William Fitzwilliam Wentworth Owen
Publisher: J. & J. Harper
City: New York
Year: 1833
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in pink cloth, with printed paper spine labels. Books show external wear, with spine cover of second volume detaching. Narrow cracking can be seen to top portion of front spine edge. Sunning appears on along edges of spines and boards. Ends of spines display minor loss. Bindings are firm. Withdrawal stamps are visible on front pastedowns. Library name is stamped on front flyleaves. Stamping is also visible elsewhere on preliminary pages. Previous owner's red pictorial stamp depicting dove appears on blank preliminary pages. Previous owner's signature is written in top margin of each title page. Lightly age-toned pages have occasional foxing.

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Lot 3365

$110

Title: Poems
Author: Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. He attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money. After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officer's cadet at West Point, Poe parted ways with the Allans. His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, "Tamerlane and Other Poems" (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian".

Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem, "The Raven," to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. He began planning to produce his own journal, "The Penn" (later renamed "The Stylus"), though he died before it could be produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.
Publisher: W. J. Widdleton, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1866
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 278 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering to spine and gilt ruling to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing at edges and corners.Binding is sound. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Pages display scattered light foxing. Illustrated with tissue-guared frontispiece portrait

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Lot 3366

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Children of the Forest: A Story of Indian Love" (Fleming H. Revell Company, 1904), signed by author Egerton R. Young, "The Woman That's Good: A Story of the Undoing of a Dreamer" (Rand, McNally & Company, 1900) by Harold Richard Vynne, and "Rolinda: A Tale of The Mississinewa" (The Champlin Press, 1898) by Rolland Lewis Whitson. 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 3367

$20

Title: A Poetical Description of the Sixth Army Corps Campaign during the Year 1863. Together with a Sketch of My Life and Service in the Army; How I Lost My Feet Seven Years after I Mustered Out of Service; a History of the Grand Army of the Republic, and a Number of Other Articles relating to the Rebellion
Author: George E. Reed
Editor: Charles L. Cummings
Publisher: S. E. Shade
City: Harrisburg
Year: 1887
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 48 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early edition of this work, a stated fourth edition, issued April 1887.

Antique pamphlet is bound in original wrappers, with minor loss of material or creasing at outside corners Front wrapper shows fading and faint markings. Soiling can be seen to upper outside corner of title page.

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Lot 3368

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of pamphlets relating to the Spanish Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Joe Dallet's "Letters from Spain" (Workers Library Publishers, 1938), Anna Louise Strong's "Spain In Arms, 1937" (Henry Holt and Company, 1937), "Salud!: Poems, Stories and Sketches of Spain by American Writers. A Literary Pamphlet" (International Publishers, 1938), edited by Alan Calmer, and Upton Sinclair's "No Pasaran (They Shall Not Pass): A Story of the Siege of Madrid" (Haldeman-Julius Publications, n.d.). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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 3369

$50

Title: The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Margaret Chandler: with a Memoir of Her Life and Character / Essays, Philanthropic and Moral, Principally Relating to the Abolition of Slavery in America
Author: Benjamin Lundy - Benjamin Lundy was an American Quaker abolitionist from New Jersey who established several anti-slavery newspapers and worked for many others. He traveled widely seeking to limit the expansion of slavery, and in seeking to establish a colony to which freed slaves might be located, outside of the United States.

Lundy was also a leading voice in denouncing the Texas Revolution as a method to perpetuate slavery in Texas in defiance of the laws of Mexico banning slavery., Elizabeth Margaret Chandler - Elizabeth Margaret Chandler was a noted poet and writer of Pennsylvania and Michigan. She became the first woman writer in America to make the abolition of slavery her principal theme.
Publisher: Lemuel Howell
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1836
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss of material at outside corners of boards. Small tear can be seen at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name is stamped on front pastedown. Pages display foxing throughout.

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Lot 3370

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are 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 3371

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decoratively bound books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Court Circles of the Republic, or the Beauties and Celebrities of the Nation" (Philadelphia Publishing Company, n.d.) by Mrs. E. F. Ellet, and "One Hundred Years' Progress of the United States" (L. Stebbins, 1870).

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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 3372

$30

Title: Truth Triumphant, through the Spiritual Warfare, Christian Labours, and Writings of That Able and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ. To Which Is Prefixed, an Account of His Life and Writings
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: Benjamin C. Stanton
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1831
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered labels. Books show external wear, with rubbing to covers. Spine covers display chipping and narrow cracking. Foxing can be seen throughout interiors.

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Lot 3373

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are George Edward Woodberry's "Poems" (The Macmillan Company, 1903), with personal letters tipped in, "Just Folks" (The Reilly & Lee Co., 1917), signed by author Edgar A. Guest, C. A. Sainte-Beuve's "Oeuvres de Boileau" (Furne, Jouvet et Cie, Editeurs, 1868). 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 3374

$30

Book Details: These nine pulp novels from the Frank Merriwell series by Burt L. Standish date from the early 20th century, and have spectacular graphics on their covers.

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Both covers are attached on all books, and the spines are sound.

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Lot 3375

$100

Title: Gleanings in Europe: England: By an American
Author: James Fenimore Cooper - James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the "Leatherstocking Tales," featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel "The Last of the Mohicans," often regarded as his masterpiece.
Publisher: Carey, Lea, and Blanchard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1837
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in brown cloth, with paper spine labels. Books show external wear, with soiling and discoloration to covers. Heavy staining can be seen on upper portion of covers, front endpaper and preliminary pages of second volume. Spine labels display loss of material. Minor denting can be seen to front board of first volume. Bindings are firm. Interiors present foxing throughout. Occasional staining is also visible to pages of second volume.

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Lot 3376

$250

Title: In the Footsteps of the Lincolns
Author: Ida M. Tarbell
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1924
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/418 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece and plates.

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Lot 3377

$200

Title: Bleak House
Author: Charles Dickens - Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize at that time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility.
Publisher: Bradbury and Evans
City: London
Year: 1853
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/624 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and gilt-lettered spine label. Ornamental gilt designs can be seen on spine and covers. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor chipping at edges. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Rear flyleaf has been excised. Frontispiece and illustrated half title page are detached. Pages are clean and without markings. Plates have darkened edges.

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Lot 3378

$60

Title: Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the Extent and Nature of the Mortuary Losses in the Union Regiments, with Full and Exhaustive Statistics Compiled from the Official Records on File in the State Military Bureaus and at Washington
Author: William F. Fox - Colonel William F. Fox was the Superintendent of Forests at the Adirondack Park in New York State.

Fox was born in Ballston Spa, New York on January 11, 1840. He graduated from the Engineering Department of Union College in 1869. He fought in the American Civil War and wrote extensively about his war experiences. His "Chances of Being Hit in Battle" was published by Century Magazine in 1888, In 1898, he published "Regimental Loses." He then wrote "New York at Gettysburg" (three volumes), S"locum and His Men" and a biography of General Green.

Fox's family was in the lumber business. He visited Germany to study scientific forestry methods there. From 1875 to 1882, he was a private forester for the Blossburg Coal, Mining and Railroad Company in Bossburg, PA. He became a New York State employee in 1885, as assistant secretary to the Forest Commission. He was an Assistant Forest Warden from 1888 to 1891, and became the first Superintendent of Forests upon the creation of the Adirondack Park.

His reports as Superintendent of Forests were instrumental in the founding of the New York State College of Forestry at Cornell.
Publisher: Albany Publishing Company
City: Albany
Year: 1889
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/595 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Fraying is visible at ends of spine. Binding is detaching. Preface and table of contents are detached. Previous owner's name can be seen on front flyleaf. Signed inscription appears on first page of preface. Pages with red edges are clean and without markings.

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Lot 3379

$60

Details: These four antique, horse-related items consist of two bridle rosettes or buttons, a painted cast iron dish or plaque, and a silver-plated beaker which may have been used as a stirrup cup.

The pictorial bridle rosettes have chromolithograph horses' heads behind clear plastic domes. They are each 1.75" in diameter, and can be attached by a squared metal loop in the back.

The unusual cast iron horse's head still bears some of its original paint. It was made by National Brass & Iron Works, and is marked NB & IW 3141. It is 9" long, with wonderful detail, and two holes so it could hung on a wall.

The beaker is 3" high, and banded by a thin frieze of raised flowers and grasses.

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Condition / Notes: These items are all in generally good condition. Note that the cast iron tray has some oxidation, and the bridle rosettes show wear consistent with age.

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Lot 3380

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first editon of Julia Schayer's "Tiger Lily and Other Stories" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883), a first printing of Louise Chandler Moulton's "Miss Eyre from Boston and Others" (Roberts Brothers, 1889), and a first edition of Marguerite Bouvet's "Tales of an Old Chateau" (A. C. McClurg and Co., 1899). 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 3381

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume set of "Works of Charles Dickens: Pictures from Italy and American Notes" (Hurd and Houghton, 1869), "A Book of Old English Love Songs" (The Macmillan Company, 1897), with an introduction by Hamilton Wright Mable and an accompaniment of decorative drawings by George Wharton Edwards, and a two-volume edition of Dickens' "The Holly-Tree Inn: and Other Stories" (T. B. Peterson & Brothers, n.d.). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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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