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Lot 3382

$30

Title: Justice to All: The Story of the Pennsylvania State Police
Author: Katherine Mayo - Katherine Mayo was an American writer notorious for her polemical book "Mother India" (1927), in which she attacked the Hindu society, religion and Culture of India. Critics of Mayo accuse her works of being racist, pro-imperialist and Indophobic tracts that "expressed all the dominant prejudices of colonial society."
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1917
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/364 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work, with an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt.

Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. State seal in stamped gilt appears on front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with mild soiling to rear cover. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded portrait of the Superintendant of the Department of the State Police and photographic plates showing members of police force.

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Lot 3383

$45

Title: Drawings by Alfred Van Loen
Author: Alfred Van Loen - Alfred Van Loen was born in Germany. His family was forced to flee to Holland in 1938. Van Loen arrived in the United States in 1947. He was most recognized for his sculptures, which were primarily constructed of bronze or plaster. His works have been exhibited at the National Academy Design, the Silvermine Artists Guild, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Publisher: Harbor Gallery Press
City: New York
Year: 1969
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce autographed first edition of this collection of drawings by Alfred Van Loen. Artist's inscription on title page reads "To Leanne and Herbert / with my best wishes / Alfred Van Loen / 1974."

Volume is bound in original illustrated wrappers. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Contains 50 plates.

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Lot 3384

$25

Details: This 1952 program for a performance by Ballet Theatre of New York features four dances. Among the choreographers were Agnes De Mille and George Balanchine, and the cover of the program has been signed by De Mille. Martha Graham's autograph also appears, above De Mille's.

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Condition / Notes: This program is faded and worn around the edges, but otherwise intact.

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Lot 3385

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of William Somerville's "The Chace: A Poem" (Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929), a first printing of Tony Hillerman's "Skinwalkers" (Harper & Row, Publishers, 1986) in both hard cover and softcover, and "Invisible Scarlet O'Neil: A New Story Based on the Famous Newspaper Strip" (Whitman Publishing Company, 1943) by Russell Stamm. 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 3386

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique American history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Origins and Language of Central Pennsylvania Witchcraft" (Reading Eagle Press, 1927) and "Black Forest Souvenirs Collected in Northern Pennsylvania" (Bright-Faust Printing Co., 1914), both by Henry W. Shoemaker. Also present is "Up from Slavery: An Autobiography" (Doubleday, Page & Co., 1904, with detached frontispiece) by Booker T. Washington. 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 3387

$40

Title: Lancaster Lyrics: A Cheerful Volume of Popular Poems
Author: David Bachman Landis
Publisher: Self-published
City: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Year: 1914
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 310 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a limited edition initialed by the author on limitation page. This is copy number 22 of 444.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design representing lyre. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. No other library markings are visible. Previous owner's name and address are stamped at the top of front flyleaf. Pages display very occasional (light) smudging. "Copiously illustrated from the author's photographs."

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Lot 3388

$25

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. A number of covers bear early postage meter cancellations. 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 3389

$60

Title: Monumens litteraires de l'Inde, ou melanges de litterature sanscrite; contenant une exposition rapide de cette litterature, quelques traductions jusqu'a present inedites, et un apercu du systeme religieux et philosophique des indiens d'apres leurs propres livres
Author: Alexandre Langlois - Alexandre Langlois was a French Indologist and translator, author of the first translation into French of the ancient Indian sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns known as the Rigveda.
Publisher: Lefevre, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1827
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/268 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in quarter cloth, with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has marbled endpapers. Pages display light foxing throughout.

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Lot 3390

$80

Title: Collected Verse of Rudyard Kipling
Author: Rudyard Kipling - Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), "Just So Stories" (1902) (1894), "Kim" (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If-" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age and the resulting contrasting views about him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell called him a "prophet of British imperialism." Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "He [Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1910
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/392 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first U.S. edition illustrated by noted English illustrator W. Heath Robinson (31 May 1872 - 13 September 1944).

Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with sunning to spine and light soiling to rear cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and 8 additional color plates mounted on heavy stock paper with gilt decorated borders and captioned tissue guards, as well as 8 full-page black and white drawings.


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Lot 3391

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on philosophy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a third edition, two-volume edition of "Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, and Historical. (Saunders and Otley, 1836. First volume has detached front cover) by Mrs. Jameson, and "A Defence of Liberty against Tyrants: A Translation of the Vindiciae contra Tyrannos by Junius Brutus with a Historical Introduction by Harold J. Laski "Harcourt Brace & 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: $10.50
Lot 3392

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique & vintage books on Asian history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of Edgar Snow's "People on Our Side" (Random House, 1944, in dust jacket) and "India, the Horror-Stricken Empire: Containing a Full Account of the Famine, Plague, and Earthquake of 1896-7. Including a Complete Narration of the Relief Work through the Home and Foreign Relief Commission" (Mennonite Publishing Co., 1898). 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: $10.50
Lot 3393

$80

Title: Dumont's Darkey Dialect Discourses: A Collection of Comic Monologs
Author: Frank Dumont - Frank Dumont was a popular American minstrel show performer and manager.
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
City: New York
Year: circa 1910
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 36 pages
Width: 5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce example of "amateur minstrel literature," with back of front cover presenting advertisement for "minstrel properties and requisites."

This antique booklet is bound in original stapled illustrated wrappers, with b&w caricatures of African-Americans on covers. Intact wrappers show light soiling and water marking to fore edge of rear cover. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 3394

$55

Title: The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V with a View of the Progress of Society in Europe, from the Subversion of the Roman Empire, to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century in Three Volumes
Author: William Robertson - William Robertson FRSE FSA was a Scottish historian, minister of religion, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh.

Robertson was born at the Manse of Borthwick, Midlothian, and educated at Borthwick Parish School, Dalkeith Grammar School, and at the University of Edinburgh (1733-41), where he studied divinity (DD 1759). He became minister at Gladsmuir (East Lothian) in 1743 and later at Lady Yester's Kirk and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. A staunch Presbyterian and Whig, he volunteered to defend the city against the Jacobites led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart in 1745.

Robertson became Royal Chaplain to George III (1761), Principal of the University of Edinburgh (1762), Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1763, and Historiographer Royal in 1764, reviving a role within the Royal household in Scotland that had been in abeyance from 1709 until 1763. He was also a member of The Poker Club.[3] His most notable work was perhaps his History of Scotland 1542 - 1603, begun in 1753 and first published in 1759. He was a significant figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and also of the moderates in the Church of Scotland
Publisher: H. Chamberlaine & 10 Others
City: Dublin
Year: 1788
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 gilt-lettered labels and gilt pictorial designs to spine. Books show external wear, with narrow cracking and/or rubbing to spines. Minor loss of material is visible at ends of spines and at outside corners. Bindings are firm. Previous owner's name appears on a preliminary page of each volume. Volume one displays marginal staining and light foxing; volumes two and three show occasional light foxing. Illustrated with engraved frontispieces.

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Lot 3395

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique literary works with nautical themes shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first U.S. edition of "The "Johanna Maria" (Longmans, Green, and Co., 1935, in dust jacket) by Arthur van Schendel, and a first edition of "Capstan Bars" (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1932), signed by author David W. Bone. 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 3396

$55

Details: This lot has 21 sheets of thick, creamy, vintage hand-made paper, which was made in the 1970s. With a high rag content, this paper is both luscious to the touch and hard-wearing. Most sheets are about 10" x 14"; a few are about 9" x 10". Some are double-ply, with inclusions such as grasses, leaves, or feathers that add textural interest.

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Condition / Notes: All 21 sheets are unused, clean, and well-preserved.

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Lot 3397

$20

Title: Tales and Tags
Author: Azubah J. Latham - Azubah J. Latham was Chairman of the Department of Speech at Teachers College, Columbia University for more than thirty years.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1918
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 115 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed illustrated paper-covered boards. Black lettering appears on green cloth spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is sound. Interior is clean and without markings. Numerous textual drawings by C. H. Latham.

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Lot 3398

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on African history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of A. H. Keane's "Africa" (Edward Stanford, 1895) and H. Rider Haggard "A History of the Transvaal" (New Amsterdam Book Company, 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 3399

$350

Title: A Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Benjamin Gilbert and His Family; Who Were Surprised by the Indians, and Taken from Their Farms, on the Frontier of Pennsylvania. In the Spring, 1780
Author: William Walton
Publisher: James Phillips
City: London
Year: 1790
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 124 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second edition of this work, originally published in Philadelphia in 1784. This copy bears the inscription of previous owner Gilbert Cope, a kinsman of Abner Gilbert, one of the captives. Inscription appears on first blank page.

Antique pamphlet is bound in marbled wrappers. Covers show light wear, with loss at tips of outside corners. Binding is firm. Pages display light foxing at front of text.



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Lot 3400

$60

Title: Agnes Serle
Author: Ellen Pickering
Publisher: E. L. Carey & A. Hart
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1836
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in quarter cloth, with light green paper-covered boards and printed paper labels to spine. Books show external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine, corners and along edges. Spines show discoloration, boards light soiling and staining. Bindings are firm. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 3401

$55

Details: There are three glass items in this lot, all antique or vintage. First is a Swan and Cattails sugar bowl, made by the Westmoreland Specialty Co. in 1891-2. Although the material is usually described today as blue milk glass, it was original called "turquoise opaque."

Also included is a creamer in the Honeycomb Waffle pattern, made by A.J. Beatty in 1888-1895. The light blue glass shades toward aqua, and is opalescent. It is 3" tall. These two items were produced during the Early American Pattern Glass (or EAPG) period.

Last is a Beaded Melon jug made by Fenton in the 1960s, employing an overlay or cased glass technique. It is 4" tall.

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Condition / Notes: The two pitchers are in excellent condition with no damage. The sugar bowl has several tight, stable cracks which are hard to see: two in the lid, one of which is in the swan's head; and in the neck of one of the swan handles. The swan's tail has broken off.

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Lot 3402

$100

Details: The lot of antique ephemera is characterized by a focus on school-related or pedagogical materials; or on personal notebooks, diaries, or calendars. Also included is a beautiful, decorative Victorian autograph book, unmarked.

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Condition / Notes: 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.


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Lot 3403

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theological books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Fifty-Two Sermons" (Uncredited, n.d.), signed and inscribed by author Walt Mason, and "Dictionnaire theologique-portatif, contenant l'exposition et les preuves de la revelation..." (Didot, 1766). 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 3404

$25

Book Details: This lot of four poetry chapbooks contains works by Milton Blau, Robert Duncan, and Giuseppe Gioachino Belli; and a translation of several poems by Charles Baudelaire published by New Directions. All of these slim volumes are paper-bound.

Belli's "Roman Sonnets" were translated and published by Harold Norse in 1960, with a preface by William Carlos Williams and an introduction by Alberto Moravia.

This first edition, first printing (with stapled binding) of Duncan's "Selected Poems" was published by City Lights in 1959 as #10 in their Pocket Poets series.

"Brief Journey," by Milton Blau, was published by International Publishers in 1949.

"The Mirror of Baudelaire" was edited by Charles Henri Ford with a preface by Paul Eluard, and was published in 1942. It contains "Le Voyage," "The Swan," and "A Voyage to Cytherea" both in the original French and in English translation by William Candlewood.

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Condition / Notes: These books show minor wear and soiling, but are otherwise sturdy and in good condition.

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Lot 3405

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on science, technology and skilled trades shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Workshop Makeshifts: Being a Collection of Practical Hints and Suggestions for the Use of Amateur Workers in Wood and Metal" (L. Upcott Gill, 1898), by Hans J. S. Cassal, "The Din of a Smithy" (Chapman and Hall Ltd, 1932) by J. A. R. Stevenson, and bound compilations for the years the 1902 and 1903 of "The Link" (The Junior Class at Stevens Institute of Technology). 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 3406

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literary, historical and philosophical works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of Gertrude Stein's "Everybody's Autobiography" (Random House, 1937), Homer Lea's "The Valor of Ignorance" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1909), and a limited edition of Oscar Wilde's "The Soul of Man under Socialism" (Thomas B. Mosher, 1905, with pencil underlining). 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: $9.50
Lot 3407

$45

Title: No Cross, No Crown: A Discourse Shewing the Nature and Discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ; and That the Denial of Self, and Daily Bearing of Christ's Cross, Is the Alone Way to the Rest and the Kingdom of God. To Which Are Added, the Living and Dying Testamonies of Many Persons of Fame and Learning, Both of Ancient and Modern Times, in Favour of This Treatise. In Two Parts
Author: William Penn - William Penn was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early champion of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed.
In 1681, King Charles II handed over a large piece of his American land holdings to William Penn to satisfy a debt the king owed to Penn's father. This land included present-day Pennsylvania and Delaware. Penn immediately sailed to America and his first step on American soil took place in New Castle in 1682. On this occasion, the colonists pledged allegiance to Penn as their new Proprietor, and the first general assembly was held in the colony. Afterwards, Penn journeyed up river and founded Philadelphia. However, Penn's Quaker government was not viewed favorably by the Dutch, Swedish, and English settlers in what is now Delaware. They had no "historical" allegiance to Pennsylvania, so they almost immediately began petitioning for their own Assembly. In 1704 they achieved their goal when the three southernmost counties of Pennsylvania were permitted to split off and become the new semi-autonomous colony of Lower Delaware. As the most prominent, prosperous and influential "city" in the new colony, New Castle became the capital.
As one of the earlier supporters of colonial unification, Penn wrote and urged for a Union of all the English colonies in what was to become the United States of America. The democratic principles that he set forth in the Pennsylvania Frame of Government served as an inspiration for the United States Constitution. As a pacifist Quaker, Penn considered the problems of war and peace deeply, and included a plan for a United States of Europe ("European Dyet, Parliament or Estates") in his voluminous writings.



Publisher: Kimber, Conrad, & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1807
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 370 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and chipping to covers. Binding is sound. Endpapers and pages at front and rear of volume show extensive staining. Pages otherwise display light foxing.

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Lot 3408

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on London history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Thomas Dekker's "The Seven Deadly Sines of London" (Basil Blackwell, 1922, in binding by Sotheran), and "The Life of the Learned and Right Reverend Reynold Pecock, S. T. P., Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, and Chichster, in the Reign of Henry VI" (Clarendon Press, 1820, with detached front board and title page). 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 3409

$45

Details: There are two antique wooden items in this lot, a Victorian-era folding book rack, and a large powder horn. The book rack is made of made of hand-carved olive wood. A souvenir of the Holy Land, it is marked in Hebrew, and is 13.5" long. The powder horn is 14" long.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in very good condition.

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Lot 3410

$20

Title: The Return of the Native
Author: Thomas Hardy - Thomas Hardy, OM was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist, in the tradition of George Eliot, he was also influenced both in his novels and poetry by Romanticism, especially by William Wordsworth. Charles Dickens is another important influence on Thomas Hardy. Like Dickens, he was also highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focussed more on a declining rural society.

While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life, and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially therefore he gained fame as the author of such novels as "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1874), "The Mayor of Casterbridge" (1886), "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" (1891), and "Jude the Obscure" (1895). However, since the 1950s Hardy has been recognized as a major poet, and had a significant influence on The Movement poets of the 1950s and 1960s, including Phillip Larkin and Elizabeth Jennings.

The bulk of his fictional works, initially published as serials in magazines, were set in the semi-fictional region of Wessex and explored tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances. Hardy's Wessex is based on the medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom and eventually came to include the counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Hampshire, and much of Berkshire, in south west England.
Publisher: Hovendon Company
City: New York
Year: circa 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/465 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped dark green lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped pictorial design depicting tree leaves also appears on spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with faint small stain to mid-section of front cover. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name and date of Jan. 27, 1894 appear at top of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece sketch map depicting scene of story.

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Lot 3411

$80

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 Rev. Charles A. Goodrich's "Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence" (William Reed & Co., 1829), "The Life of William Penn; with Selections from His Correspondence and Auto-Biography" (Hogan, Perkins & Co., 1852) by Samuel M. Janney, and a two-volume edition of "Twenty Years of Congress: from Lincoln to Garfield. With a Review of the Events Which Led to the Political Revolution of 1860" (The Henry Hill Publishing Company, 1884) by James G. Blaine. 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 3412

$30

Title: The White Slaves of England, Compiled from Official Documents
Author: John C. Cobden
Publisher: Miller Orton & Mulligan
City: Auburn, New York
Year: 1854
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 498 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with green lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with small tear at head of spine and minor loss of material visible to upper half of front cover. Covers are lightly soiled. Binding is firm. Foxing can be seen on blank pages at front and back of volume. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates. Plates display marginal foxing.

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Lot 3413

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on Latin American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Buenos Aires" (Ediciones Peuser, 1956) by Horacio Raul Klappenbach, and "Tres siglos de arquitectura colonial" (Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, 1933). 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 3414

$110

Title: The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus Comprising the History of the Jews, &c., and the Life of Josephus, Written by Himself
Author: Flavius Josephus - Titus Flavius Josephus, also called Joseph ben Matityahu, was a 1st-century Romano-Jewish historian and hagiographer who was born in Jerusalem - then part of Roman Judea - to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry.

He initially fought against the Romans during the First Jewish-Roman War as the head of Jewish forces in Galilee, until surrendering in 67 to Roman forces led by Vespasian after the six-week siege of Jotapata. Josephus claims the Jewish Messianic prophecies that initiated the First Roman-Jewish War made reference to Vespasian becoming Emperor of Rome. In response Vespasian decided to keep Josephus as a hostage and interpreter. After Vespasian did become Emperor in 69 he granted Josephus his freedom at which time Josephus assumed the emperor's family name of Flavius.

Flavius Josephus fully defected to the Roman side and was granted Roman citizenship, and became an advisor and friend of Vespasian's son Titus. He served as an advisor and translator to Titus when Titus led the Siege of Jerusalem, and after failing to convince the leaders of the Jewish revolt to surrender, lead to the Siege of Jerusalem which resulted in the city's destruction and the looting and destruction of Herod's Temple (Second Temple) .

Josephus recorded Jewish history, with special emphasis on the 1st century AD and the First Jewish-Roman War, including the Siege of Masada, but the imperial patronage of his work has sometimes caused it to be characterized as pro-Roman propaganda.

His most important works were "The Jewish War" (c. 75) and "Antiquities of the Jews" (c. 94)."The Jewish War" recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66-70). "Antiquities of the Jews" recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for an ostensibly Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into 1st century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity.
Translor: William Whiston - William Whiston was an English theologian, historian, and mathematician. He is probably best known for his translation of the "Antiquities of the Jews" and other works by Josephus, his "A New Theory of the Earth," and his "Arianism." He succeeded his mentor Isaac Newton as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

Publisher: The London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited
City: London
Year: circa 1876
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Pagination: xx/824 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Elaborate gilt, red and black ornamental designs appear on covers. Books show mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Pages with red-tinted edges display scattered foxing at ends of volumes. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and numerous textual illustrations. Well-preserved color maps appear at rear of fourth volume.

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Lot 3415

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "History of the United States, from Their First Settlement as Colonies, to the Close of the War with Great Britain in 1815. To Which Are Added Questions, Adapted to the Use of Schools" (H. & E. Phinney, 1842), "Women, Etc.: Some Leaves from an Editor's Diary" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1908) by George Harvey, and "Indoor Studies" (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889) by John Burroughs. 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 3416

$20

Title: The Saints Everlasting Rest: or, A Treatise on the Blessed State of the Saints. In Their Enjoyment of God in Glory. Extracted from the Works of Mr. Baxter
Author: John Wesley - John Wesley was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to George Whitefield's Calvinism, Wesley embraced the Arminian doctrines that were dominant in the 18th-century Church of England. Methodism in both forms was a highly successful evangelical movement in the United Kingdom, which encouraged people to experience Jesus Christ personally.

Wesley's teachings, known as Wesleyanism, provided the seeds for the modern Methodist movement, the Holiness movement, Pentecostalism, the Charismatic Movement, and Neo-charismatic churches, which encompass numerous denominations across the world. In addition, he refined Arminianism with a strong evangelical emphasis on the Reformed doctrine of justification by faith.
Publisher: John Jones
City: Dublin
Year: 1811
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 327 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with cracking to spine cover and minor loss of material at edges of boards and to rear cover. Binding is sound. Light soiling is visible on endpaper, Pages display (largely marginal) staining. Foxing appears throughout.

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Lot 3417

$175

Title: The Jungle Book
Author: Rudyard Kipling - Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), "Just So Stories" (1902) (1894), "Kim" (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If-" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age and the resulting contrasting views about him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell called him a "prophet of British imperialism." Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "He [Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 303 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first U. S. edition of this classic collection of short stories by the English Nobel Laureate. The year 1894 appears on both the title page and copyright page.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cover, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs representing jungle animals on spine and covers (elephant appears on front cover). Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown and inscription to previous owner can be seen on front flyleaf. Pages display occasional light foxing. Book contains textual and full-page illustration by J. L. Kipling. W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny.


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Lot 3418

$80

Details: This collection of advertising and art-related ephemera includes a 1939 Montgomery Wards catalog, a 1948 folio of "Art & Science" prints published by "Scientific American" magazine, a 1927 folio of prints of New York City by Joseph Pennell published by the NY Edison Power Co. (now ConEd), and a wide selection of consumer information pamphlets put out by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Rounding out the lot are miscellaneous finance and mortgage ephemera (Aetna, Farmers Trust) and French ads for brassieres.

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

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Lot 3419

$90

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume I: Basic Hull Construction
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 1998
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 372 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

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