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Lot 3078

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on exploration and endurance sailing shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a decoratively-bound limited edition of "The Wavertree: Being an Account of an Ocean Wanderer and Particularly of a Voyage around the Horn in 1907-1908 from the Narrative of Captain George Spiers" (South Street Seaport, 1969, in slipcase), signed by Captain A. G. Spiers, and "The Long Arctic Search: The Narrative of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, U. S. A., 1878-1880. Seeking the Records of the Lost Franklin Expedition" (Mystic, Connecticut: The Marine Historical Association, Inc., 1965), edited by Edouard A. Stackpole. 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 3079

$40

Details: There are five original, limited edition art prints in this lot in a range of media. Four are signed; the one that is not is framed and shows selections from Rainer Maria Rilke's "Duino Elegies" with illustrations. An evocative, chine-colle print of woman is signed "John" (11" x 15"). The largest (29.5" x 21.5") and most colorful is titled "Cote d'Azur," and a French engraving (9" x 11.5") shows a street sign. These last two are signed, but the signatures are illegible. Lastly, there is a hand-tinted, signed photograph by J.C. Bicknell, a Maine photographer who was a more skilled contemporary of Wallace Nutting. Titled "Stately Birches," it measures 6" x 7.5".

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Condition / Notes: These are all in excellent condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 3080

$80

Details: There are antique and vintage eighteen postcards and two photographs in collection, whose principle subject is Native American Indians. Four of the postcards are linen from the 1940s, but the other 16 items date from much earlier in the 20th century. These real photo postcards show Navajo silversmiths and weavers, infants and other family members, and a hogan. Linen postcards show Pima, Apache, Santa Clara, and Papago peoples.

Four other real photo postcards show the beach at Coney Island, a flood, a Depression-era Hooverville, and an ice jam in Westchester.

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Condition / Notes: These cards and photos are in excellent condition, and are protected in plastic sleeves.

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 3081

$45

Title: The Elements of Sanskrit Grammar: A Manual for Beginners
Author: James T. Hatfield
Publisher: American Methodist Episcopal Church Press
City: Lucknow, India
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 93 pages plus 1 page of errata
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work signed by its author. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Mr. Henry B. Fuller / in friendly remembrance of / J. T. Hatfield."


Antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with cloth backing. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material to spine and staining to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Fold-out table is well preserved.

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 3082

$200

Details: This collection of vintage ephemera focuses on travel by water: ocean liners, cruises, steamships, sailing ships, day excursion vessels, and trips to the Panama Canal and Rio de Janeiro in 1920 and to Batum, Russia in 1919. This material includes pamphlets, brochures and flyers, original photographs and snapshots, and greeting cards; and dates from 1919 through the early 1940s.

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Condition / Notes: This material is in very good condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3083

$90

Title: Memoirs of Lieut. General Scott, LL. D.
Author: Winfield Scott - Winfield Scott was a United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852.

Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the Army," he served on active duty as a general longer than any other man in American history, and many historians rate him the best American commander of his time. Over the course of his forty-seven-year career, he commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, and, briefly, the American Civil War, conceiving the Union strategy known as the Anaconda Plan that would be used to defeat the Confederacy. He served as Commanding General of the United States Army for twenty years, longer than any other holder of the office.

A national hero after the Mexican-American War, he served as military governor of Mexico City. Such was his stature that, in 1852, the United States Whig Party passed over its own incumbent President of the United States, Millard Fillmore, to nominate Scott in that year's United States presidential election. At a height of 6'5", he remains the tallest man ever nominated by a major party. Scott lost to Democrat Franklin Pierce in the general election, but remained a popular national figure, receiving a brevet promotion in 1856 to the rank of lieutenant general, becoming the first American since George Washington to hold that rank.
Publisher: Sheldon & Company, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1864
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spines. Books show light external wear, with sunning to spines. Bindings are tight. Previous owner's name is stamped on front pastedowns. Pages display varying degrees of foxing, much more evident at ends of volumes. First volume contains a tissue-guarded portrait of a 37 year-old Winfield Scott, the second a frontispiece showing bust of him as a 64 year old.

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 3084

$110

Title: Comedies de Terence. Traduites en Francois, avec le Latin a coste et rendues tres honnestes en y changeant fort peu de chose. Pour servir a bien entendre la Langue Latine, et a bien tranduire Francois. Huitieme edition, revenue & corrigee, avec des Notes
Author: Terence - Publius Terentius Afer, better known in English as Terence, was a playwright of the Roman Republic, of North African descent. His comedies were performed for the first time around 170-160 BC. Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and later on, impressed by his abilities, freed him. Terence apparently died young, probably in Greece or on his way back to Rome. All of the six plays Terence wrote have survived.
One famous quotation by Terence reads: "Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto", or "I am a human being, I consider nothing that is human alien to me." This appeared in his play Heauton Timorumenos.
Publisher: La Veuve de Claude Thiboust et Pierre Esclassan
City: Paris
Year: 1677
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 380 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Significant wear can be seen on spine, with loss of material to lower half and cracking along edges. Minor loss of material can also be seen at corners. Binding is sound. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustated with portrait of Terence and title page vignette.


Bilingual in French and Latin.

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Lot 3085

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Willis J. Abbot's "American Merchant Ships and Sailors" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1902) and Fitch W. Taylor's "A Voyage round the World, and Visits to Various Foreign Countries, in the United States Frigate Columbia; Attended by Her Consort the Sloop of War John Adams, and Commanded by Commodore George C. Read" (H. Mansfield, 1848). 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 3086

$55

Title: The Dignity of Human Nature; or, A Brief Account of the Certain and Established Means for Attaining the True End of Our Existence
Author:
Publisher: Evert Duyckinck
City: New York
Year: 1812
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 527 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce third American edition, from the first London edition.

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor loss of material at head of spine. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name and faint annotations appear on front flyleaf. Pages display sporadic 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 3087

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decoratively bound literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Wanted - A Chaperon" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1902) by Paul Leicester Ford, "Tommy and Grizel" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900) by James M. Barrie, and "Daphne: An Autumn Pastoral" (Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1903) by Margaret Sherwood. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 3088

$45

Title: Ocean's Story; or, Triumphs of Thirty Centuries; A Graphic Description of Maritime Adventures, Achievements, Explorations, Discoveries and Inventions; and of the Rise and Progress of Ship-Building and Ocean Navigation from the Ark to the Iron Steamships. With an Account of Adventures beneath the Sea; Diving, Dredging, Deep Sea, Sounding, Latest Submarine Explorations, &c, &c., Prepared with Great Care
Author: Edward Howland, Frank B. Goodrich
Publisher: Hubbard Bros.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1873
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 712 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with cracking and scuffing to spine. Edgewear and light soiling to covers are also visible. Binding is sound. Previous owner's inscription can be seen on blank preliminary page. Pages display foxing. Book contains many in-text and full-page illustrations.

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 3089

$20

Title: A Brief Memoir of Mrs. Lydia M. Malcom, Late of Boston, Mass., Wife of Rev. Howard Malcom, D.D.
Author: Lydia M. Malcolm - Lydia M. Malcom was the wife of missionary and educator Howard Malcolm, who wrote several accounts of Christian missions in Burma and was pastor of churches in Hudson, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1866
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 140 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped purple cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with sunning to spine. Binding is tight. Foxing is visible at ends of volume. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Volume contains tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.

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Lot 3090

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "We Owed It to the Children" (Coward McCann, 1935, in tattered dust jacket), signed by author Grace L. Roosevelt, and "The Holy War Made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus; To Regain the Metropolis of the World. Or the Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul" (S. Andrus and Son, 1845) by John Bunyan (without fold-out frontispiece but with other plates). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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 3091

$175

Details: This antique document is a bill of sale for a slave named Justin, aged nineteen years, "cook and house servant." It was drawn up by Antoine Doriocourt, Notary Public of New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 18th, 1851, at the behest of Jean Baptiste Dolhonde, Esq., who was representing the estate of Euphrasie Perrot, widow of Pierre Dolhonde. Justin was auctioned off by N. Vignie, and sold to Zenon Mascent (sp.?) for $1200. The document is signed by all living parties concerned except Justin.

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Condition / Notes: This document shows wear consistent with its age, and has frayed edges.

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Lot 3092

$60

Title: The Little Room and Other Stories
Author: Madelene Yale Wynne - Madeline Yale Wynne was a talented artist of the Arts & Crafts movement.

She had a major influence on the Arts & Crafts Movement in Chicago and a group of artists there took the title of her short story "The Little Room" as the name of their salon. She spent six months of the year in Deerfield, Massachusetts where she was president of Deerfield Industries where artisans made and sold their crafts. Madeline often spent the remainder of the year with her mother near Boston. In 1883 she began sharing her home and studio with Miss Annie Putnam and changed the spelling of her last name. In 1885 she and Annie Putnam purchased The Manse in Deerfield and in 1904 they became year-round residents of Deerfield where they were very active practicing and supporting the arts. She was also an author and her short story "The Little Room" still appears in anthologies. In her later years she spent some winter months in Tryon, North Carolina. In the words of her son, Madeline Wynne was "a woman of many and various gifts, a spirit brilliant and rare. To her friends - and few people had so many friends - the greatest of her many successes was in the art of living."
Publisher: Way & Williams
City: Chicago
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 145 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light blue cloth, with stamped dark blue lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped pictorial design depicting peacocks can be seen on front cover. Darkening is visible to spine and along edges of covers. Binding is firm. Preliminary pages, frontispiece and title page display marginal foxing. Pages of text are clean and without markings. Title page is printed in red and black. Book is illustrated with frontispiece plate, vignettes and decorative initial letters.

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Lot 3093

$25

Title: Angel with Raven
Artist: Federico Castellon
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Limited
Print Year: circa 1945
Width: 26.0" Height: 22.0"
Art Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is number 86 of 125.

Lithograph shows angelic figure in black at its center, with large raven with extended wings immediately behind it. Angel has outstretched arms, reaching for a (female?) figure coming into view from upper left corner of image.
Condition: Upper left corner is folded. This lithograph on paper also shows light creasing and foxing at uncut margins. Pencil signature appears in lower margin, under right-hand corner.

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Lot 3094

$80

Title: The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora, 1779
Author: John McKay, Ron Coleman
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1992
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title is the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photographs.

Please note that this lot contains24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. Half of these books still in shrink wrap



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Lot 3095

$130

Details: This eclectic lot of vintage sheet music covers most of the 20th century, beginning in 1911 with "After the Hunt Caprice" and ending with a 1982 Billy Joel concert program (the "Nylon Curtain" tour). Several pieces are patriotic songs from WWI, but the preponderance of material comes from the 1920s-50s, with a significant detour into Jim Crow-era stereotypes of Black Americana on the covers. An interesting, uncaricatured example of black culture is present in a 1931 French creole item featuring a popular song from Martinique. Also included are two programs from early 1970s nostalgia shows of seminal rock and roll, doo-wop, and girl groups of the 1950s and '60s. There are thirty pieces in all.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Additional collections of sheet music are also available in this auction.



Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in pleasing condition; most pieces are protected by plastic sleeves.

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Lot 3096

$200

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on Asian history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Henri Cartier-Bresson's "China in Transition: A Moment in History" (Thames and Hudson, 1956, in intact dust jacket with tears) and "The Hidden History of the Korean War" (Monthly Review Press, 1952), signed by author I. F. Stone. Also present are two large-format magazines New Japan from 1951 and 1959. 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 3097

$80

Title: A Collection of Memorials concerning Divers Deceased Ministers and Others of the People Called Quakers, in Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, and Parts Adjacent, from Nearly the First Settlement Thereof to the Year 1787. With Some of the Last Expressions and Exhortations of Many of Them
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Joseph Crukshank
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1787
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/437 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: History of the earliest Quakers in America, in the form of summaries of the lives of over 120 individual ministers and elders, including both men and women.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in full leather, with raised bands and bright gilt-stamped spine label. Binding is in excellent condition. Book has new endpapers. Pages display scattered light foxing. Paper slip with the annotation "This Book belongs to the Middle Town Preparation Meeting No. 1" has been tipped in at first page of preface.

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Lot 3098

$325

Title: From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America
Author: James Longstreet - James Longstreet was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater. Biographer and historian Jeffry D. Wert wrote that "Longstreet ... was the finest corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia; in fact, he was arguably the best corps commander in the conflict on either side."

Longstreet's talents as a general made significant contributions to the Confederate victories at Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chickamauga, in both offensive and defensive roles. He also performed strongly during the Seven Days Battles, the Battle of Antietam, and until he was seriously wounded, at the Battle of the Wilderness. His performance in semiautonomous command during the Knoxville Campaign resulted in a Confederate defeat. His most controversial service was at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he disagreed with General Lee on the tactics to be employed and reluctantly supervised the disastrous infantry assault known as Pickett's Charge.

He enjoyed a successful post-war career working for the U.S. Government as a diplomat, civil servant, and administrator. However, his conversion to the Republican Party and his cooperation with his old friend, President Ulysses S. Grant, as well as critical comments he wrote in his memoirs about General Lee's wartime performance, made him anathema to many of his former Confederate colleagues. Authors of the Lost Cause movement focused on Longstreet's actions at Gettysburg as a primary reason for the Confederacy's loss of the war. His reputation in the South was damaged for over a century and has only recently begun a slow reassessment.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxii/13-698 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and gray, silver and gilt hand and sabre design on the front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing to rear cover. Front hinge is cracked. Title page displays light smudging. Pages are clean and without markings. Volume is illustrated with frontispiece portrait and plates.

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Lot 3099

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second edition of "The Servant of Jehovah: The Sufferings of the Messiah and the Glory That Should Follow: An Exposition of Isaiah L III" (Morgan & Scott Ltd, n.d.), signed by author David Baron, and "Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1898) by William James. 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: $8.50
Lot 3100

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Washington Square" (Macmillan and Co., 1883) by Henry James, "The House: An Episode in the Lives of Reuben Baker, Astronomer, and of His Wife Alice" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896), and "The Parasite: A Story" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1895). 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 3101

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Malvina Hoffman" (J. E. Pouterman, Editeur, 1930) by Arsene Alexandre, signed by Malvina Hoffman, a first edition of "Sculpture Inside and Out" (W. W. Norton & Company, Publishers, 1939) and "An Encyclopaedia of Domestic Economy" (Harper & Brothers, 1845) by Thomas Webster. 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 3102

$175

Title: Walden
Author: Henry D. Thoreau - Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book "Walden," a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience," an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time he advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

He was a lifelong abolitionist, delivering lectures that attacked the Fugitive Slave Law while praising the writings of Wendell Phillips and defending abolitionist John Brown. Thoreau's philosophy of civil disobedience later influenced the political thoughts and actions of such notable figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thoreau is sometimes cited as an individualist anarchist. Though Civil Disobedience seems to call for improving rather than abolishing government - "I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government" - the direction of this improvement points toward anarchism: "'That government is best which governs not at all;' and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have." Richard Drinnon partly blames Thoreau for the ambiguity, noting that Thoreau's "sly satire, his liking for wide margins for his writing, and his fondness for paradox provided ammunition for widely divergent interpretations of 'Civil Disobedience.'"
Publisher: Houghton , Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1897
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and ruling to spines and gilt corner tips. Pictorial designs representing willow leaves appear along spine edges. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spines. Bindings are firm. Volumes have gilt top edges. Antique bookplates can be seen on front pastedowns. Pages are clean and bright. Books are lavishly illustrated, with many tissue-guarded plates. Newspaper clipping on Thoreau is laid in

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Lot 3103

$175

Title: Cayuga in the Field: A Record of the 19th N. Y. Volunteers, All the Batteries of the 3d New York Artillery, and 75th New York Volunteers, Comprising an Account of Their Organizations, Camp Life, Marches, Battles, Losses, Toils and Triumphs in the War for the Union, with Complete Rolls of Their Members
Author: Henry Hall, James Hall
Publisher: Truair, Smith & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1873
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 316/269 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with fraying at foot at spine, small tear appears at front edge of spine, and minor loss of material at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Volume has dark brown endpapers. Previous owner's annotations can be seen on blank preliminary page. Pages are clean and without markings. Antique newspaper clipping entitled "A Confederate Note" is laid in, with resulting toning.

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Lot 3104

$25

Title: Douglas: A Tragedy
Author: John Home - John Home was a Scottish poet and dramatist.
Publisher: Geo. Reid & Co.
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1798
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 124 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and ruling to both spine and covers. Front edge of spine is cracked, beginning to show separation. Binding is otherwise firm. Previous owner's colorful bookplate appears on front pastedown, with signature and date of August 26, 1790 on blank preliminary page. Offsetting can be seen on title page from frontispiece engraving. Gilt-edged pages have scattered foxing. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and other plates.

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Lot 3105

$175

Book Details: There are over 30 books in this collection of antique pulp fiction, which has a western or frontier theme. A large series of stories are about Jesse James, but other novels feature indians, Deadwood Dick, and other outlaws. These date from the early years of the 20th century, and the covers are fantastically colorful, pleasurably lurid, and thoroughly delightful.

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Condition / Notes: These show the marks of age and wear that are to be expected in cheaply produced publications. Some covers are detached or missing, spines have deteriorated, etc.

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Lot 3106

$275

Book Details: This collection of antique pulp periodicals from the 1920s and 1930s includes popular titles such as "Mystery Magazine," "Wild West Weekly," "Western Weekly," "Work and Win," and "Secret Service" (by "A New York Detective"). One copy of "Honeymoon Stories" is also included. There are over 70 magazines in this lot.

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Condition / Notes: These periodicals were cheaply printed, and have aged accordingly. Many have condition issues, such as missing, torn, or flaking pages.

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Lot 3107

$45

Title: The Life and Adventures of Nat Foster, Trapper and Hunter of the Adirondacks
Author: A. L. Byron-Curtiss
Publisher: Press of Thomas J. Griffiths
City: Utica
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 286 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "In writing this book, I have not catered to the novel reader or sensational book worm. A "plot" could have been introduced, and, weaving it into a fabric of the whole, the work could have easily been changed from the historical to the romantic, and a good novel made; so I have been told by a few of my friends, who have done me the kindness to examine the MSS., or have submitted to the ordeal of having some of it read to them. But it is in no sense a work of fiction. It is a faithful account of the life and adventures of a character familiar to sportsmen and others who frequent the Adirondacks. It has been my endeavor to collect and put in form the numerous stories and anecdotes told by one of the pioneers of New York State; though in my desire to vindicate the qualities of Nat Foser, I have given considerable, not actually identified with his adventures, but having a bearing on his life."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with dark brown lettering to spine and front cover. Front cover bears pictorial design depicting wooden door with animal skin nailed to it. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has endpapers with floral patterns. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains frontispiece and other plates. One plate is detached.

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Lot 3108

$200

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on railroad history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Colorado Midland" (Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 1965, in dust jacket) by Morris Cafky (with map pocket at rear of volume), and "Iron Horses of the Santa Fe Trail: A Definitive History, in Fact and Photograph, of the Motive Power of One of America's Great Railroads" (Southwest Railroad Historical Society, 1965, in dust jacket) by E. D. Worley. 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 3109

$40

Title: London: Its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places
Author: John Heneage Jesse - John Heneage Jesse, English historian, son of Edward Jesse, was educated at Eton, and afterward became a clerk in the secretary's department of the Admiralty.

His poem on "Mary, Queen of Scots," was published about 1831, and was followed by a collection of poems entitled "Tales of the Dead." He also wrote a drama, "Richard III," and a fragmentary poem entitled "London." None of these ventures achieved any success, but his numerous historical works are written with vivacity and interest, and, in their own style, are an important contribution to the history of England.

The titles of these works are sufficiently indicative of their character. They are sketches of the principal personages and of the social details of various periods in the history of England rather than complete and comprehensive historical narratives.

In addition to these works Jesse wrote "Literary and Historical Memorials of London" (1847), "London and its Celebrities" (1850), and a new edition of this work as "London: its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places" (1871). His "Memoirs of Celebrated Etonians" appeared in 1875.

A collected edition containing most of his works in thirty volumes was published in London in 1901.
Publisher: Richard Bentley
City: London
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering to spines and decorative black & gilt ornamental designs to spines and front covers. Books show mild external wear, with light rubbing to covers and minor wear at ends of spines and outside corners. Bindings are tight. Front pastedowns have antique armorial bookplates. Pages at front and back of volumes display light foxing. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces.

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Lot 3110

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique American history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Biographical Register of the Offiers and Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy, at West Point, N. Y., from Its Establishment, March 16, 1802 to the Army Re-Organization of 1866-1867" (D. Van Nostrand, 1868), Wendell Westover's "Suicide Battalions" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1929, with fold-out map), and a first edition of "George Curry, 1861-1947: An Autobiography" (University of New Mexico Press, 1958. in dust jacket), inscribed by the author's sons. 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 3111

$20

Title: M'Culloch's Universal Gazetteer: A Dictionary, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical, of the Various Countries, Places, and Principal Natural Objects in the World. In Which the Articles relating to the United States Have Been Greatly Multiplied and Extended, and Adapted to the Present Condition of the Country, and to the Wants of Its Citizens
Author: Daniel Haskel, J. R. M'Culloch
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1851
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 1147 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is volume 1 of a two-volume set, running from letters A to H.

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered labels to spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss at upper right corner area of rear cover and spine cover with tear along bottom portion of front edge. Boards display rubbing. Hinges are cracked. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Occasional foxing is visible. Contains 4 fold-out maps, with frontispiece world map (approximately 22" x 19" when extended) showing foxing and (closed) tears at edges. Tear measuring approximately 6" at mid-section extends in from edge attached to binding. Map of Asia, measuring approximately 23" x 19.75", is intact, as is map entitled "British Possessions of North America" (24.5" x 15.5"). Both the last two maps show foxing. "Map Exhibiting the Navigable Rivers, the Completed and Proposed Canals & Rail-Roads of Great Britain & Ireland, with the Coal Fields, Light Houses, &c." shows small tear at side attached to binding. Tear measures approximately 3.5". Smaller (closed) tears are visible at edges. Foxing is visible. Measures approximately 24.5" x 22" fully extended.

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Lot 3112

$120

Title: Memoirs of Fanny Hill
Author: John Cleland
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: Cosmopoli
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 291 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "The first edition of the book appeared between 1745-50, and the one from which this edition is re-printed appeared in 1749, under the title "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure." A great many editions have appeared since, all of which were published in a cheap form for the sake of profit. A great many of them have been so altered and the text "modernized" in such a way that they should have borne some other title. As this edition has been printed for private circulation only, it has been the work of the editor to see that the text of the best edition, that of 1749, has been strictly followed, except in orthography, and that the book has been printed in a manner that all books worth preserving from the "tooth of time" should be."

(From Preface)
Condition / Notes: This is scarce limited edition, one of one hundred copies.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped pebbled red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor loss of material at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Book has marbled endpapers and gilt top edges. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 3113

$15

Title: The Journey
Artist: William Winston
Medium: Etching
Features: Original
Print Year: 1976
Width: 10.0" Height: 14.0"
Art Notes: Symbolic image shows young man in lower half, with outstretched arms and upward gaze standing before an undulating column of smoke/cloud rising to sun in upper half.
Condition: Etching in window mat is in pristine condition. Mat measures approximately 12" x 15".

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Lot 3114

$130

Title: Poems
Author: Emily Dickinson - Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.
While Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Dickinson's poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation. Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.
Although most of her acquaintances were probably aware of Dickinson's writing, it was not until after her death in 1886-when Lavinia, Emily's younger sister, discovered her cache of poems-that the breadth of Dickinson's work became apparent. Her first collection of poetry was published in 1890 by personal acquaintances Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd, both of whom heavily edited the content. A complete and mostly unaltered collection of her poetry became available for the first time in 1955 when "The Poems of Emily Dickinson" was published by scholar Thomas H. Johnson. Despite unfavorable reviews and skepticism of her literary prowess during the late 19th and early 20th century, critics now consider Dickinson to be a major American poet.

Editor: Mabel Loomis Todd - Mabel Loomis Todd or Mabel Loomis was an American editor and writer, and the wife of the astronomer David Peck Todd. She is remembered as the editor of posthumously published editions of Emily Dickinson., T. W. Higginson - Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion and militant abolitionism. During the Civil War, he served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862-1864. Following the war, Higginson devoted much of the rest of his life to fighting for the rights of freed slaves, women and other disfranchised peoples.

Higginson is remembered as a correspondent and literary mentor to the poet Emily Dickinson.
In April 1862, Higginson published an article in the Atlantic Monthly, titled "Letter to a Young Contributor," in which he advised budding young writers. Emily Dickinson, a 32-year-old woman from Amherst, Massachusetts sent a letter to Higginson, enclosing four poems and asking, "Are you too deeply occupied to say if my Verse is alive?" (Letter 261) He was not - his reply included gentle "surgery" (that is, criticism) of Dickinson's raw, odd verse, questions about Dickinson's personal and literary background, and a request for more poems.
Higginson's next reply contained high praise, causing Dickinson to reply that it "gave no drunkenness" only because she had "tasted rum before"; she still, though, had "few pleasures so deep as your opinion, and if I tried to thank you, my tears would block my tongue" (Letter 265). But in the same letter, Higginson warned her against publishing her poetry because of its unconventional form and style.
Gradually, Higginson became Dickinson's mentor and "preceptor," though he almost felt out of Dickinson's league. "The bee himself did not evade the schoolboy more than she evaded me," he wrote, "and even at this day I still stand somewhat bewildered, like the boy." ("Emily Dickinson's Letters," Atlantic Monthly, October 1891) After Dickinson died, Higginson collaborated with Mabel Loomis Todd in publishing volumes of her poetry - heavily edited in favor of conventional punctuation, diction, and rhyme. "In White Heat" (Knopf, 2008), an account of Higginson's friendship with Dickinson, author Brenda Wineapple credits Higginson with more editorial sensitivity than literary historians have assumed. Higginson's intellectual prominence helped gain favor for Dickinson's altered but still startling and strange poetry.



Publisher: Roberts Brothers
City: Boston
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 230 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarto green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and floral designs to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Front flyleaf has previous owner's signature and date. Gilt-edged pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with facsimile of "Renunciation" by Emily Dickinson.

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Lot 3115

$90

Title: African Hunting: From Natal to the Zambesi, including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, etc., from 1852 to 1860
Author: William Charles Baldwin
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1863
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 397 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped purple cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with tearing and/or minor loss at ends of spine and at outside corners of boards. Binding is sound. Pages display occasional light foxing. Contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author as well as in-text and full-page illustrations. Fold-out map at front of volume is intact.

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