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Lot 3116

$55

Title: The Victoria Nyanza: The Land, the Races and Their Customs, with Specimens of Some of the Dialects
Author: Paul Kollmann
Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/254 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "In presenting to the reader a description of the races inhabiting the shores of the Victoria Nyanza, the most extensive fresh-water basin of Central Africa, exhibiting their customs and usages, their mode of life and their ethnographic relations, I have twofold object in view: to record in detail the results of my observations and the contents of my collections, and to awaken public interest in the most beautiful region of Germany's East African colony, destined at no distant time to play an important part in colonial enterprise." ( author's preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind-stamped pictorial design depicting African in profile on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with lightly bumped upper outside corners and slightly dented upper edge of rear board. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Volume contains an intact fold-out map (with small amount of foxing to verso) and 372 illustrations from native objects in the author's own collection.


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 3117

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Rufus Rockwell Wilson's "Historic Long Island" (The Berkeley Press, 1902) and "Copyright Enactments of the United States, 1783-1906" (Government Printing Office, 1906), compiled by Thorvald Solberg. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3118

$90

Details: This lot includes two vintage or antique cranberry art glass bowl, a brass stand, and a signed, hand-cut crystal bell. This limited edition bell was made by Pepi Herrmann, one of only a handful of master crystal cutters in the U.S. It bears the sticker of his New Hampshire workshop, and is signed and dated by him, "Pepi 84 #8."

The round glass bowl with opalescent swirls is 6" in diameter and 3.25" high. The smaller, blown glass bowl is round at the bottom and has been pinched into a quatrefoil shape at the top. Gradations of color, from light cranberry to almost clear, are embellished with a crimped, light gold edging.It is 3" high and 5.5" across.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: The crystal bell is in perfect condition. Both cranberry glass bowls have cracks.

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Lot 3119

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the American Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains "Army Life: A Private's Reminiscences of the Civil War" (Hoyt, Fogg & Donham, 1882) by Rev. Theodore Gerrish; "The Smoked Yank" (Dakota Bell Publishing Co., 1888) by Melvin Grigsby; "Hardtack and Coffee or the Unwritten Story of Army Life" (George M. Smith & Co., 1888) by John D. Billings; "History of the 121st New York State Infantry" (Lieut. Jas. H. Smith, 1921) by Isaac O. Best, with well-preserved antique trade card depicting Confederate Gen. A. P. Hill laid in. 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 3120

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage and antique books on history and other subjects shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Chu Chin Chow: A Musical Tale of the East" (William Elliott, 1917), a first edition of "Modern Aladdins and Their Magic: The Science of Things about Us" (Little, Brown, and Company, 1926) by Charles E. Rush and Amy Winslow, and "Offizieller Fuhrer durch Munchen des Verbandes Munchner Hoteliers E. V." (M. Ernst (J.J. Meyer) Buchdruckerei und Verlag, 1930, with well-preserved fold-out map). 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 3121

$35

Title: The Toy Book Present
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Religous Tract Society
City: London
Year: 1868
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with embossed lettering on elaborate gilt decorative designs and ornamental borders. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at foot of spine (detached portion of spine is laid in) and tearing along upper front edge of spine. Minor tearing and loss of material is visible at outside corners of boards. Front hinge is cracked. Frontispiece is beginning to detach from top. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 24 bright full-page color plates.

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Lot 3122

$110

Details: This large lot of vintage ephemera dates from the first half of the 20th century, with most items from the 1930s and 1940s. There's much domestic and food advertising here, including pamphlets about power tools and appliances; and there are some real gems as well. Stand-outs include a hardcover 1941 Johnson Smith & Co. novelties catalog; a 1941 magazine with a large photo spread on the #2 Nazi, Hermann Goering; the No. 1 edition of the "Green Book Quarterly," which includes a short story by Damon Runyon; and foreign travel magazines from the 1920s and 1930s. A number of vintage items are from New York City, including a brochure from the Harlem Lumber Company.

Also included is an unusual collection of 24 magazine covers, front and back, from Argentina. These are from "Parati" magazine in the 1940s and feature drawings of attractive young ladies by Raul Manteola. Insides and back covers have advertising illustrations.

Two editions of "Playboy" (12/72, 1/73) complete the lot. Their lists of contributors are impressive: Bernard Malamud, Woody Allen, Ralph Nader, Ray Bradbury, Murray Kempton, Robert Evans, Nelson Algren, Richard Rhodes, Kingsley Amis, John Cheever, German Greer, William F. Buckley, Calvin Trillin, Paul Theroux, Edward Gorey, etc. etc. And of course, Alberto Vargas.


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Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, such as tattered corners or bindings. Note that the hard cover on the Johnson Smith catalog is detached, and that a few of the "Parati" cover girls have been beautified with after-market, crayoned eye shadow.

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 3123

$30

Title: Divine Protection through Extraordinary Dangers, during the Irish Rebellion in 1798
Author: Dinah Wilson Goff
Publisher: The Tract Association of Friends
City: Philadelphia
Year: circa 1857
Binding Style: Sewn Binding
Pagination: 41 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped leatherette, with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with faint white markings to front cover and very minor loss at ends of spine. Binding is sound. Initial and final blank pages have closed tears and display foxing. Text is 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 3124

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt" (Roy Slavonic Publications, 1942), signed by author Rulka Langer, and a first printing of "The Water-Method Man" (Random House, 1972, in intact dust jacket), signed by author John Iriving. 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 3125

$100

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

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

Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility.
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
City: London
Year: 1870
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 190 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor edgewear. Volume has has marbled endpapers and gilt-edged pages. Binding is cracked between frontispiece and illustrated title page and after copyright page. Both title pages are nearly detached. Gilt-edge pages are clean and without markings. Book is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, 12 additional engraved plates and title page vignette.

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Lot 3126

$275

Details: This remarkable, original mounted photograph shows a Civil War artillery unit. The cannon is a twelve-pound Napoleon smoothbore, one of several standard field guns in the Union Army, and the men most likely belong to the battery that would serve it and several other guns. Judging from the attire, which is casual even for an army in the field, this unit is probably from the Army of the West rather than the Army of the Potomac. No background scenery is visible, so perhaps they are posed on a bluff near Vicksburg....

The photo itself is 7.75" x 4.5", mounted on heavy 12" x 9.5" paper. The image is very clear, and the faces reveal a wide range of ages among the men. The recumbent pipe smoker in the front left looks like he hasn't yet needed to shave.

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Condition / Notes: This photograph is in excellent, well-preserved 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: $6.50
Lot 3127

$45

Title: The Russian Shores of the Black Sea in the Autumn of 1852 with a Voyage down the Volga, and a Tour through the Country of the Don Cossacks
Author: Laurence Oliphant - Laurence Oliphant was a British author, traveller, diplomat, and mystic. Best known for his 1870 satirical novel "Piccadilly," he spent a decade in later life under the influence of the spiritualist prophet Thomas Lake Harris. Oliphant was Member of Parliament for Stirling Burghs.

Publisher: Redfield
City: New York
Year: 1854
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages plus 10 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with gilt lettering and Russian state emblem to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Armorial bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages display occasional light foxing.. Book is illustrated with vignettes and in-text illustrations. Frontispiece map is intact.

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Lot 3128

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Emerson Hough's "The Web" (The Reilly & Lee Co., 1919, with intact fold-out, in stained dust jacket), "Index to Chester County (Pennsylvania) Biography" (Friends of the Library, West Chester University, 1983), signed by compiler and editor Robert E. Carlson, and "Oklahombres: Particularly the Wilder Ones" (uncredited, 1929, in dust jacket) by E. D. Nix. 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 3129

$90

Book Details: Half of this collection of American history concerns Abraham Lincoln. Among the works are multi-volume biographies by Ida Tarbell and Carl Sandburg, studies of Lincoln's papers and speeches, and recollections of him by his contemporaries.

The other half includes three volumes each of the diary of John Quincy Adams and the letters of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; studies of Thomas Jefferson and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and the "Recollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee."

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.



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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $52.00
Lot 3130

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Quaker theology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Thomas Ellwood's "Sacred History" (presumably J. Sowle, lacking title page, with pagination vi, iv/423p. plus tables) and "A Selection from the Christian Advices. Issued by the Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends, Held in London" (William Phillips, 1813). 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: $7.50
Lot 3131

$40

Title: The Old Royal Observatory Greenwich
Artist: Anthony Gross
Medium: Etching
Features: Original
Print Year: circa 1965
Width: 23.5" Height: 16.0"
Art Notes: This is a scarce limited edition etching signed and numbered by the artist. It offers a view of the old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, with milling crowd of young people in the foreground and cityscape in the background, on the right-hand side.

This is number 14 of 75. Author's signature is in pencil.
Condition: Original etching is in pristine condition.

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Lot 3132

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of radical pamphlets shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Great Steel Strike and Its Lessons" (B. W. Huebsch, Inc., 1920), signed by William Z. Foster, and "Carlo and Nello Rosselli: A Memoir" (For Intellectual Liberty, 1937) by Gaetano Salvemini. 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 3133

$45

Title: Facts for Farmers; Also for the Family Circle. A Variety of Rich Materials for All Landowners, about Domestic Animals and Domestic Economy; Farm Buildings; Gardens, Orchards, and Vineyards; Farm Crops, Tools, Fences, Fertilization, Draining, and Irrigation. With an Appendix of the Diseases and Cures of Domestic Animals; A Choice Selection of Reliable and Indispensable Law Forms; and Tables Calculating Interest at Any Rate Per Cent Required
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Solon Robinson - Solon Robinson was an author, born near Tolland, Conn., . He worked on his father's farm until 1817, his education being limited to the winter months. He was then apprenticed to a carpenter, but was soon released and became a peddler. His literary talents were early manifested, and he became a contributor to the Albany Cultivator and to other publications, chiefly on agricultural subjects. He was for several years the agricultural editor of the New York Tribune. His publications include: "Hot Corn, or Life Scenes in New York" (1853); "How to Live, or Domestic Economy Illustrated" (1860); "Facts for Farmers" (1864), and "Mewonitoc" (1867). In 1870 he purchased a farm in the vicinity of Jacksonville, Fla., where he died, Nov. 3, 1880.
Publisher: A. J. Johnson, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1872
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 1098 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volume edition bound in one volume.

Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with raised bands and gilt lettering with ornamental designs to spine. Stamped gilt pictorial design featuring an eagle and American flag appear above gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with minor loss at ends of spine and at outside corners of boards. Front hinge is beginning to crack. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous well-preserved plates (with tissue guards) depicting farm animals and wildlife.

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Lot 3134

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books on architecture, design and furnishings shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "My Favorite Things: A Personal Guide to Decorating & Entertaining" (Atheneum Publishers, 1967) by Dorothy Rodgers, with two personal signed letters; a first printing in "Fabrics for Interiors: A Guide for Architects, Designers, and Consumers" (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1975, in dust jacket), signed by authors Jack Lenor Larsen and Jeanne Weeks; and a compilation of the thirties' Czech art & design magazine compilation "Byt a Umeni: Revue pro soucasnou bytovou kulturu." 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 3135

$45

Details: This collection of original, vintage athletic photographs contains pictures pertinent to many different sports, including boxing, archery, lacrosse, skiing, ice hockey, horse racing, and track & field. These date from the 1930s through the early 1960s. Some of them are from the New York Times.

Included is a wonderful 8" x 10" glossy of Babe Didrickson (1911-56) in mid-hurdle. She excelled at so many sports she has been called the greatest woman athlete ever. This photo bears a stamped credit attributing it to Brown Brothers of NYC.

Two autographed photos are present, a 4" x 7.5" of featherweight boxer Buddy Hayes (1926-90), and a 3" x 5" signed by New York Rangers' Brad Park (1948- ).

Four photographs relate to horse racing, including one signed by Marshall Cassidy in 1936. Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro, widely regarded as the greatest jockey in the history of American Thoroughbred horse racing, appears in another photo between Joe Nichols (1923-84) and another sports writers. Another picture shows Nichols presenting Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt with an award. The men in another award photo are unidentified.

Nichols, who wrote for the NY Times, also appears in another photo with members of the great New York Rangers front line of the 1920s and '30s: Bill Cook, Bun Cook, and Frank Boucher. Other men in the photo may be Art Coulter and Brian Hextall.

Six amateur snapshots round out the collection. Two of them show the same young man on skis and firing a rifle -- perhaps he is training for a biathlon. Other pictures show archery, and a college lacrosse team.

All together, there are fifteen photos. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Overall, these photos are in very good condition. The Brad Park photograph is creased in the lower left-hand corner.

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Lot 3136

$90

Title: Nights with Uncle Remus: Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation
Author: Joel Chandler Harris - Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution.

Harris led two significant professional lives. As editor and journalist Joe Harris, he ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize children's literature in the process.


Publisher: Houghton , Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxvi/416 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and black pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, in-text and full-page drawings

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Lot 3137

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Applied Photography" (Eastman Kodak Company, 1954-1958), signed by Bill Reedy, and "New York: Capital of Photography" (The Jewish Museum, 2002). 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: $22.50
Lot 3138

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of "Railroads of Nevada" (Howell-North Books, 1962-1963) and a limited edition of "Locomotives of the Dickson Manufacturing Company" (Golden West Books, 1966), compiled by Gerald M. Best. 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: $27.50
Lot 3139

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of armaments and weaponry shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection consists of F. W. Mann's "The Bullet's Flight from Powder to Target: The Internal and External Ballistics of Small Arms. A Study of Rifle Shooting with the Personal Element Excluded, Disclosing the Cause of the Error at Target" (Standard Printing & Publishing Co., 1942), a bound 1945 Gimbel Brothers catalogue for antique firearms (including a collection of rare colt revolvers) and 4 War Department Field Manuals (3 from the World War II period and 1 from the immediate post-war period). 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: $7.50
Lot 3140

$130

Title: The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence and Third President of the United States
Author: William Linn
Publisher: Mack & Andrus
City: Ithaca
Year: 1834
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 267 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing at edges and worm hole at head of spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and address can be seen on front pastedown. Pages display foxing throughout. Small closed tears are visible to inside margins of lower half of frontispiece page and title page. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Jefferson.

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 3141

$40

Details: This collection of eight vintage etchings and other prints by the Maine artist Ken Westhaver includes some powerful images, many of them inspired by classical mythology, literature, or history. Dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, titles include "Minos the King," "Icarus," "Columbus," "Voyage of Gulliver," and "Don Quixote." Sizes run from 7.5" x 11" to 14.75" x 22",

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These unframed prints are all in excellent condition.

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Lot 3142

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage and antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a Little Golden Book edition of "Captain Kangaroo" (Keeshan-Miller Enterprises Corp., 1972) by Kathleen N. Daly, signed and inscribed by illustrator Art Seiden. Also present are a first edition of "Howard Huge" (Lyle Stuart Inc., 1981, in dust jacket), signed by author Bill Hoest, and "Among the Leaves and Grasses" (Henry Holt & Company, 1931), drawn and written by Dorothy Waugh. 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 3143

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on naval architecture, ship design and shipbuilding shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are David R. MacGregor's "Fast Sailing Ships: Their Design and Construction, 1775-1875" (Edita, 1973) and a limited edition of Edward Hayward's "The Sizes and Lengths of Riggings and the Hayward-Kendal Pamphlet Controversy, 1656" (Francis Edwards Ltd., 1967). 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 3144

$25

Title: How People Look at Pictures: A Study of the Psychology of Perception in Art
Author: Guy Thomas Buswell
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1935
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 198 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Fading can be seen on spine and fore edges. Light soiling appears on covers. Hinges are beginning to crack. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with graphs and plates.

Dust jacket displays loss of material at ends of spines and corners.

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Lot 3145

$30

Title: The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Second Series
Author: Robert Henry Newell - Robert Henry Newell was a popular 19th century American humorist.

During the U.S. Civil War, Newell wrote a series of satirical articles using the pseudonym Orpheus C. Kerr, commenting on the war and contemporary society. His articles appeared weekly in the New York Sunday Mercury, where he was the literary editor until 1862, and were published in a series of books. Among other newspapers he worked at, from 1869-74 he wrote for the New York World.From ~1862-65, he was married to famous actress Adah Isaacs Menken.

The name "Orpheus C. Kerr" was a play on the term "office seeker". At the time, political offices were seen as plums, involving relatively little work and regular pay, and were used by political parties as rewards for faithful party workers.

During the war, The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers was widely read and Newell enjoyed great popularity. He was one of the favorite humorists of Abraham Lincoln. When General Montgomery C. Meigs admitted that he had never heard of Orpheus C. Kerr or his Papers, Lincoln responded, "anyone who has not read them is a heathen."
Publisher: Carleton, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1863
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 367 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped pebbled brown cloth. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at ends of spine and sunning to spine. Binding is firm. A small number of pages display marginal spotting. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 3146

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of reference ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the items in this collection are issues of The American Book Collector from the fifties, an issue of Contemporary Literature devoted to Hilda Doolittle (Autumn 1969), pieces referring to the collecting of works by Erasmus. 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 3147

$15

Details: This lot includes the original art work shown in the corresponding image(s). This portrait is a middle-aged man, wearing foreign dress, possibly from the Middle East. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This matted work is under glass, in black wooden frame. Artist's signature appears in white in lower right corner.

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Lot 3148

$40

Title: Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa
Author: Robert Moffat - Robert Moffat was a Scottish Congregationalist missionary to Africa, and father in law of David Livingstone.
Moffat was born of humble parentage in Ormiston, East Lothian. To find employment, he moved south to Cheshire in England as a gardener. In 1814, whilst employed at West Hall High Legh in Cheshire he experienced difficulties with his employer due to his Methodist sympathies. For a short period, after having applied successfully to the London Missionary Society (LMS) to become an overseas missionary, he took an interim post as a farmer, at Plantation Farm in Dukinfield (where he first met his future wife). In September 1816, he was formally commissioned at Surrey Chapel in London as a missionary of LMS (on the same day as John Williams), and was sent out to South Africa. His fiancée Mary Smith (1795-1870) was able to join him three years later, after he returned to Cape Town from Namaqualand (where he converted the chief Afrikaner to Christianity) and she actively assisted further missionary work.
In 1820 Moffat and his wife left the Cape and proceeded to Griquatown, where their daughter Mary Moffat (who was later to marry David Livingstone) was born. The family later settled at Kuruman, to the west of the Vaal River, among the Bechuana tribes. Here they lived and worked passionately for the missionary cause, until in 1870 they returned to Britain. During this period, Robert Moffat made frequent journeys into the neighbouring regions as far north as the Matabele country. The results of these journeys he communicated to the Royal Geographical Society (Journal 25-38 and Proceedings ii), and whilst in Britain on leave (1839-1843) an account of the family's experience, Missionary Labours and Scenes in South Africa (1842) was published. He also translated the whole of the Bible and The Pilgrim's Progress into Setswana.
Besides his early training as a gardener and farmer, and later as a writer, Moffat developed skills in building, carpentry, printing and as a blacksmith. On his return to England he received a testimonial of £5000.
Robert and Mary Moffat had ten children: Mary (who married David Livingstone), Ann, Robert (who died as an infant), Robert, Helen, Elizabeth (who also died as an infant), James, John, Elizabeth and Jean. Their son John Smith Moffat also became an LMS missionary and took over running of the mission at Kuruman before entering colonial service. Their grandson Howard Unwin Moffat became a Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia.
Robert Moffat died at Leigh near Tunbridge Wells, on 9 August 1883, and is buried at West Norwood Cemetery.

Publisher: Robert Carter
City: New York
Year: 1843
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 406 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with fraying at head of spine and minor loss at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Pages display occasional light foxing

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Lot 3149

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on naval architecture, ship design and ship building shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Virginia Steele Wood's "Live Oaking: Southern Timber for Tall Ships" (Northeastern U. P., 1981, in dust jacket), Sir Westcott Abell's "The Shipwright's Trade" (Cambridge U. P., 1948, in dust jacket), and No. 2, Vol. XXI of "Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers" (R. Beresford, Printer, 1909, in original wrappers). 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 3150

$90

Details: This collection of 18 periodicals and booklets offers a wealth of primary source material on left-wing politcal movements and thought of the 20th century, with works dating from the mid-930s to the Viet Nam era. These fall into several rough categories (with overlap).

In the first group are analyses of workers' movements, socialism, and communism. These begin with a short book by Frederick Engels, "Socialism: Utopian and Scientific," are picked up by a 1936 copy of "The Communist International" and four copies of "Masses & Mainstream from 1948, and continue with a pamphlet called "Thinkers and Treasurers, published in 1960 by the Monthly Review Press.

Two publications deal with WWII and its aftermath: "Notes from the Gallows," a 1948 book Julius Fuchik, a Czech who was imprisoned, tortured, and killed by the Nazis but managed to smuggle out notes that became this book. The other is a 1966 booklet called "German Hand on the Nuclear Trigger."

The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s is represented by three copies of "Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement" from 1962; and by a booklet, "Fire Bell in the Night," published in the Soviet Union upon the death of Martin Luther King.

Also included is a 1968 booklet, "Cuba: 100 Years of Struggle;" and three pieces on the Viet Nam war: "How to Get Out of Vietnam," by the economist John Kenneth Galbraith, "Is Cambodia Next?", and a collection of Chinese artworks "in support of the Vietnamese people's struggle."

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Condition / Notes: These articles are all in good or very good condition. Minor wear is visible.

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Lot 3151

$25

Title: Great-Grandma's Looking-Glass
Author: Blanche Nevin
Publisher: Robert Grier Cooke, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1905
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on half title page "To Christian Leland / in remembrance of / her unselfish courtesy / Blanche Nevin / (illegible name of town) July 17th 1907."

Antique volume is disbound. Detached original wrappers with inset paper label to front cover. Covers display light wear. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains numerous silhouette illustrations by Annis Dunbar Jenkins.

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Lot 3152

$70

Details: This assortment of framed art includes original paintings, groups of prints, large color celebrity portrait photographs, and an antique Edison recording. The record, with paper sleeve, features Jaudas' Society Orchestra playing a post-WWI hit, "Better 'Ole" (i.e., foxhole) and "Somebody's Sweetheart." Its dimensions are 15" x 27".

A large original folk art painting on barn board of the hunter and mountain man Rufus shows him grinning in buckskin and coonskin cap. It measures 18" x 26.5". A pair of vintage kitsch paintings of French street urchins is signed "Saskia St. Tropez 1941." Each one is 13" x 16". Last is a collection of four colorful, good quality prints illustrating scenes from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." They are 10.5" square. Two large format, original mounted color photographs of Pat Boone with his daughter Debby, and Henry Winkler with an unidentified woman, complete the lot. They measure 18.5" x 22".

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Condition / Notes: All of these artworks are in very good condition.

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Lot 3153

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively bound antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier" (Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1894) and "The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1870). 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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