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Lot 3040

$150

Title: Ulysses
Author: James Joyce - James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for "Ulysses" (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. Other major works are the short-story collection "Dubliners" (1914), and the novels "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (1916) and "Finnegans Wake" (1939). His complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters.

Joyce was born to a middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; "Ulysses" in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of "Ulysses" he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying, "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal."
Publisher: Shakespeare and Company
City: Paris
Year: 1925
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 736 pages
Width: 7" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: A master work of modernist literature, Ulysses used the structure of the Homeric Odyssey as a contrast to the lives of the Dublin working class. The entire 732-page work takes place during Dublin's "dailiest day possible," Thursday, 16 June 1904. The bleak lives of the Dublin working class formed a stark contrast to the heroic Odyssey, and Joyce's frank realism was too avant-garde for the cultural police of the day. As Joyce began writing Ulysses in Trieste, he was approached by expatriate American writer Ezra Pound, who worked as foreign editor of an American magazine, The Little Review. Pound sought material for serialization in the magazine, and Joyce agreed to submit installments of Ulysses with Pound as an intermediary. Serial rights were purchased by Little Review financial backer John Quinn, a New York attorney. From the first installment in 1918, censorship issues dogged Ulysses, eventually forcing a halt to its serialization in 1920. Copies of The Little Review were confiscated, and editors Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap were convicted in New York of publishing obscenity. Ulysses was subsequently banned in the U.S. until 1933, but copies often trickled in clandestinely as its suppression and subsequent publicity assured a wider demand for what was originally a relatively obscure avant-garde text.

Versions of Ulysses would pass through numerous hands before the first edition of 1922. During this period, Joyce embroidered continuously on the Odyssean theme, with textual discrepancies increasing as he added to various circulating copies. Compounded by unauthorized cuts, bowdlerizations, and pirated versions, Ulysses' convoluted publication history eventually obscured the author's intent: no definitive version of the text exists. The textual complexities have fueled a vast amount of scholarship. Joyce joked that Ulysses should "give Universities something to work on well into the next century." With the 1992 copyright expiration, there has been yet another explosion in Joycean scholarship and controversy. Whatever its other effects, the censorship battle over Ulysses certainly played a significant role in establishing its literary status. Along with the appearance of T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland in 1922, the publication of Ulysses signaled the peak year of modernism, and became the icon of a new literary era.

Joyce's own proofreading practices caused much of the confusion surrounding the text. He gave the handwritten manuscripts to various non-professional typists, who produced typed manuscripts with two carbons, each intended for a different individual. Joyce would then continue to revise one manuscript copy while allowing the others to circulate: editing one manuscript and forwarding it to a publisher, then continuing to edit, revise and correct from memory on another copy. Joyce's deteriorating eyesight compounded the difficulties. After the publication of the first edition, Joyce abandoned revision, refusing to make further corrections or to reconcile the various versions of Ulysses.(publication history courtesy of the special exhibits website of the Library of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce sixth printing of this modernist classic.

Antique volume has been rebound in dark green cloth. Binding shows mild wear, with light soiling to rear cover. Book has new endpapers. Armorial bookplate appears on front pastedown. Final pages show small marginal stain. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Corrections appear on final four pages.

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Lot 3041

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on art history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second edition of a two-volume edition of "An Art-Student in Munich" (Thos. de la Rue & Co., 1880) by Mrs. Howitt-Watts and "L'art rustique en Italie" (Editions du "Studio," 1913). 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. "L'art rustique en Italie" and both volumes of "An Art-Student in Munich" have detached front covers.


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Lot 3042

$175

Title: Letters by Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Others, Written during and after the Revolution to John Langdon, New Hampshire
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Press of Henry B. Ashmead
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1880
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 131 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce copy of this first edition of this work, presented to the then Secretary of the Navy Richard W. Thompson. HIs name appears written at top of title page, immediately above the note "regards of J. S.C." Inscription under title reads "with compliments of of A.I. Elwyn, grandson of John Longdon - May 8th, 1880."


Antique volume is bound in pebbled black cloth, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. The name R. W. Thompson is stamped in gilt on front cover. Front board and attached first signature are nearly detached. Corners display wear. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Thompson's name also appears written in ink on blank preliminary page. Stain can be seen, decreasing in size, from fore edge of title page to page 32. Minor smudge marks are visible on blank pages at front and rear of volume. A very small number of instances of pencil marginalia are also present within text.

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Lot 3043

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American printing and literary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Literary Landmarks of Philadelphia" (David McKay Company, 1939) by Joseph Jackson, and "Bibliography of Rhode Island: A Catalogue of Books and Other Publications relating to the State of Rhode Island, with Notes, Historical, Biographical and Critical" (Alfred Anthony, 1864) by John Russell Bartlett. 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 3044

$90

Title: Beavers, Their Ways and Other Sketches
Author: Joseph Henry Taylor
Publisher: Self-published
City: Washburn, North Dakota
Year: 1906
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 218 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "In issuing this revised edition I have enlarged the book fully one fourth in reading matter and full page photo and other illustrations, giving some account of the present day status of the hunted deer and migratory water fowl in the Dakotas and in thus localizing much that is here treated upon, believing that it is better to write of what I know than of what I hear, but no doubt the conditions as to those animals is much the same in other far western states." (from author's preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red paper-covered boards, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. Book shows light shelfwear. Hinges are cracked. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with tinted plates, sketches and vignettes.

Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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 3045

$30

Title: The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers: Transactions
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
City: New York
Year: 1943-1950
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: No
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This collection contains volumes 50-53 (1942-1945), 55-57 (1947-1949) and a collection of papers on the development of shipbuilding and shipping entitled "Historical Transactions, 1893-1943."

Numbered volumes are bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. "Historical Transactions" is bound in dark blue cloth and is otherwise identical to other volumes. Numbered volumes may have lightly bumped outside corners. They are otherwise in excellent condition. "Historical Transactions" shows moisture marking to lower right corner of front board. All volumes are illustrated with photographic plates and charts/diagrams.

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 3046

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on literary and printing history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited two-volume edition of "The Life of Robert Burns" (Henry Young & Sons, Limited, 1914) by John Gibson Lockhart, signed by the publisher, "The Pentateuch of Printing, with a Chapter on Judges" (A. C. McClurg and Company, 1891, reportedly recased) by William Blades, and "Abraham Lincoln and His Books" (Marshall, Field and Company, 1920) by William E. Barton. 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: $13.50
Lot 3047

$100

Title: The Moral Almanac for the Years 1838-1844: The Second after Bissextile or Leap Year
Author:
Publisher: Tract Association of Friends
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1838-1844
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce compilation of this nineteenth-century American almanac, containing the years 1838 through 1844.

Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and scuffing at ends of spine and at outside corners of boards. Pages display light foxing.

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 3048

$70

Title: Manwich
Artist: John Silk Deckard
Medium: Etching
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1971
Width: 11.75" Height: 9.75"
Art Notes: This color etching offers an image of nude male bodies in a state of anguish compressed together. Annotations in pencil that appear along bottom read " IMP. HAND/PAINTED 2/25/71 "MANWICH"" Artist's signature can be seen in right corner.
Condition: Etching shows no tears, creasing or punctures. Artist's fingerprints characteristically appear in margin.

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: $16.50
Lot 3049

$35

Title: Bound for Blue Water: Contemporary American Marine Art
Author: J. Russell Jinishian
Publisher: The Greenwich Workshop Press
City: Seymour, Connecticut
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages
Width: 14.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are as new. Preserved in cardboard box.

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 3050

$120

Details: Six editions of "Fortune" magazine from 1935 comprise this lot. The offer a fascinating look at American business, politics, and culture of the 1930s. The colorful, original cover art of these large-format periodicals is striking. Articles address different corporations, such as Anheuser-Busch, DuPont, American Woolen, CBS, and American Locomotive. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White appear, as do pieces on William Randolph Hearst, Shanghai, the ocean liner Normandie, the readiness of the U.S. Army, the most notorious strikebreaker of the Great Depression, and the production of cotton, silk, and diamonds. A two-part, investigative series on "Women in Business," as workers and as executives, is the high point of the year.

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Condition / Notes: These magazines are in generally good condition with firm bindings and wear around the edges.

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 3051

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique works of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Warlord of Mars" (Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, 1919, in intact color dust jacket) by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and "Troop One of the Labrador" ((Fleming H. Revell Company, 1920, in intact dust jacket). 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: $7.50
Lot 3052

$30

Details: This lot is composed of three vintage Lionel model train catalogs and an instruction booklet. The catalogs are dated 1946, 1956, and 1957; and the instructions come with the 1946 catalog.

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Condition / Notes: Two of the catalogs and the instruction booklet are in very good condition with normal age-related wear. The 1958 catalog has grease pencil on the front cover, and the 1946 catalog is missing its front cover.

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: $6.50
Lot 3053

$140

Title: The Diary of Samuel Pepys M. A., F. R.S. Clerk of the Acts and Secretary to the Admiralty. For the First Time Fully Transcribed from the Shorthand Manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge, by the Rev. Mynors Bright, M. A.. Late Fellow and President of the College, with Lord Braybrooke's Notes
Author: Samuel Pepys - Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II.

His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy.

The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London.
Editor: Henry B. Wheatley - Henry Benjamin Wheatley FSA was a British author, editor, and indexer. Assistant Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, 1879-1909. President of the Samuel Pepys Club, 1903-1910. Vice-President of the Bibliographical Society, 1908-1910, and President 1911-1913.
Publisher: Croscup & Sterling Company
City: New York
Year: 1898-1900
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 17 Complete: No
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited multi-volume edition of the works of the XVII-century English author, lacking final volume with index. This is copy number 79 of 160.

Antique set is bound maroon cloth, with printed paper spine labels. Books show mild external wear, with rubbing and light soiling visible on spine labels and tearing at top of front spine edge of first volume. Front hinge of first volume is cracked. Books are otherwise firmly bound. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and bright. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces and plates.

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 3054

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are C. W. King's "Handbook of Engraved Gems" (George Bell and Sons, 1885) and C. M. Hoke's "Refining Precious Metal Wastes: Gold - Silver - Platinum Metals. A Handbook for the Jeweler, Dentist and Small Refiner" (Metallurgical Publishing Co., 1940). 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 3055

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the titles "The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects" (L. Prang and Company, 1879) by Thomas Meehan, "Picturesque America; or, the Land We Live in" (D. Appleton and Company, 1874), edited by WIlliam Cullen Bryant, in two volumes, and a Harper's Bazar magazine compilation for the year 1884. 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. It should be noted that the magazine compilation has detached binding, and "Picturesque America" has detached front covers.

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: $27.50
Lot 3056

$30

Details: There are two antiques in this lot. The first is a handsome German majolica plate decorated with grape leaves, in rich, autumnal colors. It's stamped "Germany 77" on the back, with the additional numbers 4577 and 3 impressed. The plate is 7.75" in diameter.

Also included in this lot is a circular piece of hand-made Belgian lace, 5.5" in diameter.

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Condition / Notes: The back of the majolica plate shows a chip and crack, neither of which are visible from the front. Note that there are a couple of holes in the lace, which is yellowed.

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: $6.50
Lot 3057

$90

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 a limited edition of "The Silversmiths of Utica with Illustrations of Their Silver and Their Marks" (George Barton Cutten, 1936), signed by authors George Barton Cutten and Minnie Warren Cutten, and "Once Their Home or Our Legacy from the Dahkotahs: Historical, Biographical and Incidental from Far-Off Days, down to the Present" (Donohue & Henneberry, 1891) by Frances Chamberlain Holley. 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 3058

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique leather-bound theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Bible Illustrations; or, a Description of Manners and Customs Peculiar to the East, Especially Explanatory of the Holy Scriptures" (French & Perkins, 1832) and "A Short View of the Whole Scripture History" (Rufus Littel, n.d.) by I. Watts. 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.


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: $6.50
Lot 3059

$50

Title: The Pioneers of '49: A History of the Excursion of the Society of California Pioneers of New England from Boston to the Leading Cities of the Golden State, April 10 - May 17, 1890 with Reminiscences and Descriptions of Nicholas Ball, a Director of the Society
Author: Nicholas Ball
Publisher: Lee and Shepard Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1891
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/288 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with stamped lettering against gilt and gilt pictorial designs representing prospectors. Book shows mild external wear, with fraying at ends of spine. Binding is beginning to crack at half title page. Previous owner's inscription appears on half title page. Pages display very occasional light smudging and/or spotting. Volume is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates and in-text drawings.

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 3060

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Historic Shrines of Spain" (Franciscan Missionary Press, 1912) by Isabel Allardyce, and "The History of the Paris Commune of 1871" (Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Ltd, 1896, with intact fold-out map) by Thomas March. 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 3061

$425

Title: Selected Poems
Author: Robert Frost - Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of his generation, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/213 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce stated first printing of this early poetry collection signed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Signature appears on title page under author's name.


Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with paper-covered boards with facsimile of author's signature in lower right corner of front board. Book shows minor external wear, with faint markings to covers. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Previous owner's signature appears on front flyleaf. 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: $4.50
Lot 3062

$10

Details: This original painting on board is from India, and shows a woman playing a classical bowed instrument. The surface is smooth and shiny, and might be lacquered. It is unsigned, unframed, and measures 16" x 24" x 5/8".

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Condition / Notes: This painting is in perfect, like-new condition.

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Lot 3063

$35

Title: The History of Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth
Author: Mrs. Rawson
Publisher: Increase Cooke & Co.
City: Unknown
Year: 1811
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 143 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and cracking to covers Minor loss of material can be seen at ends of spine and at corners. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name and various dates appear on front flyleaf and blank preliminary pages. Endpapers display darkening to edges. Staining is visible to lower portions of front endpaper and blank preliminary pages. Pages have foxing throughout. Book is illustrated with frontispiece.

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 3064

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on Robert E. Lee and the American Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains two mulit0volume works by Douglas Southall Freeman: "R. E. Lee: A Biography" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934-1935), in four volumes, and first printings of "Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942-1944), three volumes in dust jackets (first volume is torn and tattered) 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: $18.50
Lot 3065

$325

Title: The Underground Rail Road: A Record of the Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, &c., Narrating the Hardships, Hair-breadth Escapes and Death Struggles of the Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom, as Related by Themselves and Others, or Witnessed by the Author; together with Sketches of Some of the Largest Stockholders, and Most Liberals Aiders and Advisers, of the Road
Author: William Still - William Still was an African-American abolitionist, conductor on the Underground Railroad, writer, historian and civil rights activist.

The date of William Still's birth is given as October 7, 1821, by most sources, but he gave the date of November 1819 in the 1900 Census. He was born in Burlington County, New Jersey, to Charity and Levin Still. His parents had come to New Jersey from the Eastern Shore of Maryland as ex-slaves. He was the youngest of eighteen siblings, who included James Still, known as "the Doctor of the Pines," Peter Still, Mary Still, and Kitturah Still, who moved to Philadelphia.

William's father was the first of the family to move to New Jersey. A free man, he had been manumitted in 1798 in Caroline County, Maryland. Levin eventually settled in Evesham near Medford and later Charity joined the family with their four children, when she escaped. Charity was recaptured and returned to slavery, but she escaped a second time and, with her two daughters, found her way to Burlington County, to join her husband. The two sons she left behind, Levin and Peter, were sold to slaveowners in Lexington, Kentucky, and then later, sent to Alabama in the Deep South.
Publisher: Porter & Coates
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1872
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 780 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Spine cover is detached at front gutter, front cover is detaching. Narrow cracking can be seen along rear edge of spine cover. Covers display mild rubbing. Text block is intact. Pages show occasional light foxing. Volume is illustrated with textual drawings and plates.

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Lot 3066

$55

Title: Le premier texte de La Rochefoucauld
Author: Francois de la Rochefoucauld - François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. The view of human conduct his writings describe has been summed up by the words "everything is reducible to the motive of self-interest", though the term "gently cynical" has also been applied. Born in Paris in the Rue des Petits Champs, at a time when the royal court was oscillating between aiding the nobility and threatening it, he was considered an exemplar of the accomplished 17th-century nobleman. Until 1650, he bore the title of Prince de Marcillac.
Editor: F. de Marescot
Publisher: D. Jouaust, Imprimeur
City: Paris
Year: 1869
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/139 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce nineteenth-century limited edition reprint of the edition of 1665. This is copy 283 of 333.

This handsome antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt-lettered panel and ruling to spine. Ruling can also be seen on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with small dents to fore edges of boards. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Interior is clean and bright.

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Lot 3067

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Journal of Travels in Egypt, Arabia Petrae, and the Holy Land during 1841-2" (Erastus Shepard, 1842) and "Fresh Gleanings; or, a New Sheaf from the Old Fields of Continental Europe" (Charles Scribner, 1851). 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 3068

$40

Title: Roughing It - Mark Twain
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: American Publishing Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 591 pages plus 1 page of advertisement
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Exterior shows wear, with loss of material at ends of spine and outside corners. Covers display minor rubbing. Binding is firm. Name of school is stamped on front endpaper and on rear flyleaf. Card pocket is attached to rear pastedown. Pages show sporadic foxing. Profusely illustrated.

The following points are present in this edition:

The word "my" on page 19 has extra ink at the top of second letter.

The word "trees" on page 156 has a capital "t".

Lines 20 and 21 of page 242 lack the words "he" and "his."

A capital "E" appears in "eastern" on page 330.

Advertisement appears on page 592.



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Lot 3069

$50

Details: There are about 55 pieces of antique and vintage sheet music in this lot, which ranges from the nineteen-teens (the cover features a WWI soldier), right up through the early 1960s (where the doughboy has been replaced by Frankie Avalon!). The preponderance of the material dates from the 1920s and 1930s, and the cover art from these years is always eye-catching. One notable inclusion is "Whistle While You Work," from the very first full-length Walt Disney feature, "Snow White" (1937).

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Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in pleasing condition; most pieces are protected by plastic sleeves. The Disney item has a stain on the cover.

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Lot 3070

$70

Details: This large ephemera lot contains many vintage playbills, theater and other types of performance programs. Notable items include a program for a 1935 stage play by Ayn Rand, "The Night of January 16;" and an autographed Playbill for the 1965 hit, "Do I Hear a Waltz?" signed by one of the leads, Sergio Franchi. Other stars who appear in these programs include Bert Lahr and Ray Bolger, Katherine Hepburn, Robert Morley, and the 1936 original performance of "Winterset" with Burgess Meredith.

Programs for many ice skating shows are also part of this lot. Several of the ones featuring Sonja Henie have fancy flocked covers. Flocked covers also appear on the lavish Art Deco-style programs for the Follies Bergere in Paris, which include color photos.

A 1941 pictorial souvenir program from Radio City Music Hall includes photographs of Judy Garland and Jan Peerce, as well as stills from popular movies of that year. Lastly, famed dancer Frederic Ashton appears on the
cover of a 1950 London ballet program.

As an added bonus, this lot also contains five packets of vintage paper dolls and their clothes. At least one of the dolls looks like Elizabeth Taylor, and the others might be other movie stars. All of them have been cut out and played with.

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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 3071

$200
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Two Treatises More, by Thomas Lawson, Deceased.: The First, of Baptisms; with a Discourse concerning Bread and Wine. The Second, Dagon's Fall before the Ark by Thomas Lawson - Dated 1703 by T. Sowle - First EditionBound together with "Two Treatises of Thomas Lawson Deceased."
- Two Treatises of Thomas Lawson Deceased. The First, a Mite into the Treasury; Being a Word to Artists, Especially Heptatechnists, the Professors of the Seven Liberal Arts: Shewing What Is Therein Owned by the People Called Quakers, and What Is Denied by Them. WIth Several Other Things, Touching the Divinity of the Heathen, and School-Titles, Habits, Degrees, &C. The Second, a Treatise relating to the Call, Work and Wages of the Ministers of Christ, and of Antichrist, Wherein a Testimony Is Born for the Former and against the Latter. With Several Other Things, as Wil lMore Largely Appear in the Contents of the Said Treatises by Thomas Lawson - Dated 1703 by T. Sowle - First EditionThis title is bound together with "Two Treatises More, by Thomas Lawson, Deceased."

Antique volume has been rebound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered spine label. Binding is in excellent condition. Book has new endpapers. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing.


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Lot 3072

$175

Details: Two antique original lithographs of Philadelphia constitute this lot. These pictures document the 1867 centennial observances. The matted piece shows the main building of the International Exhibition and measures 28" x 22.5". The other picture shows the city from the west end of the Callowhill Street bridge, and was published by Harper's Weekly. It measures 22" x 16.25".

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Condition / Notes: Both pictures are in excellent condition.

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Lot 3073

$50

Details: This lot of vintage fine porcelain includes three pieces of Belleek and a Lenox candlestick.

The classic, ivory and gold ribbed candlestick is 5.5" high, and is stamped with the Lenox mark in gold.

The Belleek pieces include a barrel-shaped, lidded marmalade jar decorated with Belleek's traditional shamrocks (4"); a small jug with a pattern of overlapping scales and a pale yellow handle (4"); and a small, shell-shaped bowl (3.75" in diameter, 1.75" high).

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Condition / Notes: The Lenox candlestick is in perfect condition, as are the Belleek jug and marmalade jar. The shell bowl is cracked.

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Lot 3074

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Christian Diadem, and Family Keepsake: A Gift Book for All Seasons" (Z. P. Hatch, 1854), "Betrachtungen und Beherzigungen der Heiligen Schrift" (Perthes und Besser, 1819) by Friedrich Leopold Grafen zu Stolberg, and "The Book of Religions" (Sanborn, Carter, Bazin and Company, 1857) by John Hayward. 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 3075

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Civilization of the South American Indians. With Special Reference to Magic and Religion" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1926) by Rafael Karsten, F. Le Roy Satterlee's "Rheumatism and Gout" (George S. Davis, 1890) and Garth Boericke's "A Compend of the Principles of Homoeopathy for Students in Medicine" (Boericke & Tafel, 1929). 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 3076

$450

Title: Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae
Author: Heinrich Bunting - Heinrich Bunting was a Protestant pastor and theologian. He is best known for his book of woodcut maps titled "Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae" ("Travel book through Holy Scripture") first published in 1581.

Bunting was born in Hannover, Germany, in 1545. He studied theology at the University of Wittenberg graduating in 1569 and became a Protestant pastor in Lemgo. He was dismissed in 1575 and moved to Gronau an der Leine. In 1591 he was appointed superintendent in Goslar. When a dispute arose over his teachings in 1600 he was dismissed and retired from the ministry. He spent the rest of his life as a private citizen in Hannover.

His book of woodcut maps, "Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae," first published in Magdeburg in 1581, was a very popular book in its day. It was reprinted and translated several times. The book provided the most complete summary of biblical geography available and described the Holy Land by following the travels of various notable people from the Old and New testaments. In addition to conventional maps, the book also contained three figurative maps; the world depicted using a cloverleaf design thought to possibly represent the Trinity with Jerusalem in the centre, Europe in the form of a crowned and robed woman, and Asia as the winged horse Pegasus.
Publisher: Paul Donat; Ambrosius Kirchner
City: Magdeburg, Germany
Year: 1594
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [16], 240, [7]; v. 2: 34, [7], 102, [14], 24 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare compilation of works by Heinrich Bunting, containing in addition to the title work, an exegesis on Joshua, a very early bible geography (with engraved map of the Holy Land) and a text on money and measures. Titles are as follows:


-Itinerarivm Sacrae Scriptvrae, das ist, Ein Redebuch über die gantze heilige Schrifft : in zwey Bucher getheilet : der erste Theil begreifft alle Reisen der lieben Patriarchen, Richter, Konige, Propheten, Fursten, etc. ... : der ander gehet auff das Newe Testament ... : zuuor gemehret mit einem Buchlein De monetis et mensvris ... mit einer feinen nutzlichen erklerung dess Buchs Josua


-Uber das Buch Josua / ein sehr nutze und schone Erklerung / von der Austheilung des gelobten Landes Canaan / wie es unter die zwolff Stemme Israel ausgetheilet worden (1592)

-Intinerarivm Novi Testamenti, das ist, Ein Reisebuch über das newe Testament (1592)

-De Monetis et Mensuris Sacrae Scripturae. Das ist / ein eigentliche ausrechnung und Beschreibung aller Munz und Masse in Heiliger Schrift (1592)


Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped full leather, with raised bands and intricate stamped pictorial designs to covers. Book shows external wear, with cracking to spine and minor worming to boards. Corners display minor loss at corners. Foot of spine is slightly chipped. Binding is firm. Both endpapers are intact. Pages have slight browning throughout, with occasional marginal staining.

It should be noted that the first text lacks title page and has no woodcuts. Preliminary pages contain vignettes and handsome pictorial design to initial letter of Latin poem entitled "Ode in Itinerarium M. Henrici," facing first page of author's foreword. Second volume is illustrated with engraving offering view of large battle as well as tail pieces. Page 32 is misnumbered 23. Third and fourth texts have title page vignettes. Third text also has well-preserved full-page map of the Holy Land.

Texts are in German.










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Lot 3077

$30

Details: There are two pretty, vintage pieces of Chinese silk embroidery in this lot, both depicting birds and flowers. Each measures 13.5" x 10.5", and they come with a hinged mat. One depicts an affectionate pair of birds near a lotus; the other a blue parrot on a dogwood branch.

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Condition / Notes: Both pieces of silk-on-silk embroidery are in good condition.

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