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Lot 3230

$35

Title: Capstans and Windlasses: An Illustrated History of Their Use at Sea
Author: John H. Harland
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 130 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.


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 3231

$20

Title: Caught: A Novel
Author: Henry Green - Henry Green was the nom de plume of Henry Vincent Yorke an English author best remembered for the novels "Nothing" and "Loving."
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1950
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 196 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blind-stamped tan cloth with gilt-lettered red-cloth backing. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Spotting can be seen on fore edge of text block. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 3232

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible works of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of "The Iliad of Homer" (The University of Chicago Press, 1962, in dust jacket) and "Christmas in the Olden Time" (Cassell Publishing Company, 1886, in decorative binding) by Sir Walter Scott. 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 3233

$50

Title: Portraits of Antique Automobiles
Artist:
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Original
Print Year: 1951-1952
Width: 22.0" Height: 14.0"
Art Notes: These lithographs represent automotive designs for the following models:

Ford Model "T" Touring Car - 1909; Ford Model "T" Sedan - 1915; Ford Model "B" Touring Car - 1905; Studebaker Electric - 1903; Studebaker Touring Car - 1904; Ford Model "T" Torpedo - 1911; Studebaker Suburban "A" - 1909;
Condition: These seven hand-colored lithographs are in pristine condition, prserved in a cardboard box that shows staining, taping and edgewear.

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Lot 3234

$50

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

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Lot 3235

$475
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Truth and Innocency Defended; Against Falshood and Envy: and the Martyrs of Jesus, and Sufferers for His Sake, Vindicated. In Answer to Cotton Mather (a Priest of Boston) His Calumnies, Lyes and Abuses of the People Called Quakers, in His Late Church-History of New England. With Remarks and Observations on Several Passages in the Same, and His Confessions to the Just Judgments God on Them by John Whiting - Dated 1702 by T. SowleBound together with "New-England Judged."
- New England Judged by the Spirit of the Lord : in Two Parts : Part First, Containing a Brief Relation of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers in New England, from the Time of Their First Arrival There in the Year 1656 to the Year 1660 ... in Answer to the Declaration of Their Persecutors Apologizing for the Same, 1659 : Second Part, Being a Further Relation of the Cruel and Bloody Sufferings of the People Called Quakers in New England, Continued from Anno 1660 to Anno 1665, Beginning with the Sufferings of William Leddra, Whom They Put to Death : Formerly Published by George Bishop, and Now Somewhat Abbreviated : with an Appendix Containing the Writings of Several of the Sufferers ... - Dated 1703 by T. Sowle - First EditionAntique volume is bound in blind-stamped full leather with raised bands. Book shows external wear, with tearing along top portion of front spine edge and bottom portion of rear spine edge. Minor loss of material is visible at outside corners of boards. Covers show minor rubbing and scuff marks. Spine display narrow cracks. Front hinge is cracked. Blank preliminary pages are detached. Previous owner's antique bookplate appears on front pastedown below another's inscription in ink. Pages show staining and foxing.


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Lot 3236

$35

Book Details: This eclectic group of vintage and antique books includes children's books, and popular fiction and non-fiction reflecting American culture in the first half of the 20th century. Authors include Horatio Alger, Margaret Mitcherll, and H. Rider Haggard; a biography of Mack Sennett is part of the lot.

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


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Lot 3237

$55

Book Details: This collection of antique pulp fiction illustrates what boys were reading a hundred years ago. There are ten novels featuring Frank Merriwell (who famously became a Yale man), one Horatio Alger, and a half-dozen by Edward Stratemeyer, written before he successfully syndicated the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series that were pumped out by a stable of anonymous scribes. Altogether, there are 24 books, many with very attractive covers.

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Condition / Notes: These books show their age, and have worn accordingly. Some have detached or missing covers, or exposed spines.

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Lot 3238

$130

Details: Vintage material on horse racing comprises this lot, which features an original photo of the 1937 Kentucky Derby, a program from an awards dinner honoring the Triple Crown winner Secretariat, and a lovely portfolio of 15 horse prints by C.W. Anderson published in 1949. Also included are two copies of a 1961 photo featuring the horse "Royal Vision," ridden by J. Aitcheson.

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Condition / Notes: These items are all in at least good condition. The prints in the portfolio are intact and in very good condition, but the covers on the folio itself are detached and frayed.

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Lot 3239

$40

Title: India on he Eve of the British Conquest: A Historical Sketch
Author: Sidney Owen
Publisher: Wm. H. Allen & Co.
City: London
Year: 1872
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/419 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Author's middle name penciled in on title page. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 3240

$45

Title: Indian Painting: The Scene, Themes and Legends
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith - John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian, an institutionalist, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s and he filled the role of public intellectual from the 1950s to the 1970s on matters of economics.

Galbraith was a prolific author who produced four dozen books and over a thousand articles on various subjects. Among his most famous works was a popular trilogy on economics, "American Capitalism" (1952), "The Affluent Society" (1958), and "The New Industrial State" (1967). He taught at Harvard University for many years. Galbraith was active in Democratic Party politics, serving in the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson; he served as United States Ambassador to India under Kennedy. Due to his prodigious literary output he was arguably the best known economist in the world during his lifetime and was one of a select few people to be awarded the Medal of Freedom, in 1946, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 2000, for services to economics. The government of France made him a Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur., Mohinder Singh Randhawa - Mohinder Singh Randhawa, known as M. S. Randhawa, was a Punjabi civil servant. He played major roles in the Green Revolution in India, resettling Punjabis uprooted by Partition, establishing the city of Chandigarh and documenting the arts of Punjab.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1968
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 140 pages
Width: 9" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this work of art history, with a signed and inscribed handwritten letter by John Kenneth Galbraith laid in. Letter, on stationery from Galbraith's office at Harvard University, reads "With all good Christmas wishes / John Kenneth Galbraith / 1964."


Volume is bound in light brown cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent collection. Illustrated with tipped-in color plates and b&w photos.

Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear.

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Lot 3241

$50

Book Details: Eleven antique examples of pulp fiction constitute this lot, whose authors include the creators of Sherlock Holmes and Nancy Drew. "A Case of Identity," the Arthur Conan Doyle story included here, has a delightfully melodramatic cover. Edward Stratemeyer is represented by three dime novels, and the remainder of the books include a movie tie-in featuring Norma Shearer, some westerns, a pirate yarn, a gentleman bank robber, and other tales of adventure.

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. All of these books have both covers still attached, and intact spines.


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Lot 3242

$25

Title: A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Miller Hemingway
Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are classics of American literature.

Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school, he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year; his wartime experiences became the basis for his novel "A Farewell to Arms." In 1922, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there, he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation". His first novel, "The Sun Also Rises," was published in 1926.

After divorcing Hadley Richardson in 1927, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced following Hemingway's return from covering the Spanish Civil War, after which he wrote "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. During the war, he was present during the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.

Shortly after the publication of "The Old Man and the Sea" in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1929
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 355 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early printing of this work by Hemingway. Scribner's seal is present on copyright page without "A". No disclaimer follows dedication page.

Volume is bound in black cloth, with printed paper labels to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers. Narrow crack is visible down spine label. White scuff marks appear in lower half of front cover. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name and date can be seen at top of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 3243

$55

Title: The Missionary Herald, Containing the Proceedings at Large of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; with a General View of Other Benevolent Operations. For the Year 1829. Vol. XXV
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Crocker & Brewster
City: Boston
Year: 1829
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 400 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce compilation of an early missionary periodical, presenting texts on Native Americans, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), as well as on missionary work in other parts of the world, such as Greece, Syria, Middle Eastern and India.

Antique volume has detached boards and lacks spine cover. Boards show heavy chipping, with loss of material at edges, staining and soiling. Preliminary pages and text to page 8 are also detached. Pages display occasional foxing.

Texts is in double columns.

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Lot 3244

$50

Title: The Angel That Troubled the Waters and Other Plays
Author: Thornton Wilder - Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes-for the novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and for the two plays "Our Town" and "The Skin of Our Teeth and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel "The Eighth Day."






Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 149 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second printing of this work, signed and inscribed by Thornton Wilder. Inscription in ink on title page reads "For Ira (?) Griffin / with the regards of / Thornton Wilder / June 1935." Inscription in pencil appears on blank preliminary page opposite title page. It reads "N. B. / The last six are the / one's I wish to / offer you. The rest I wish to / have discarded / before publication / Cordial regards. / T. W."

Antique volume is bound in two-tone blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Interior is clean and without markings.

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Lot 3245

$90

Title: The Sylva Americana; or a Description of Forest Trees Indigenous to the United States, Practically and Botanically Considered
Author: Daniel Jay Browne
Publisher: William Hyde & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1832
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 408 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Binding is in excellent condition. Book has new marbled endpapers. Small paper label tipped in at front of volume contains the following statement: Dr. John Philip Hiester, whose autograph appears in this book was b. June 9, 1803. d. Sept. 15-1854. He was a practicing physician of Berks Co. Pa. and is said to have been "a most scholarly man." J. a R." Frontispiece, title page and initial pages are stained in upper left corner, with diminishing stain extending along side and upper edge. Foxing can bee seen throughout. Book is illustrated with a lithograph frontispiece and 112 text woodcuts.

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Lot 3246

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique books of poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917), selected by Sara Teasdale, and "Songs of the Sierras" (Roberts Brothers, 1871) by Joaquin Miller. 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 3247

$60

Title: Odes of Anacreon, Translated into English Verses, with Notes
Author: Anacreon - Anacreon was a Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets.
Translor: Thomas Moore - Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer." He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore.
Publisher: Hugh Maxwell
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1804
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 301 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is has been rebound, with new leather spine and tips. Gilt lettering can be seen to spine and minor scuff marks to leather covers. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Names of former owners appear on blank preliminary page. Pages display occasional light foxing. Book is illustrated with engraved portraits of author and translator.

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Lot 3248

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Unknown India: Ritual Art in Tribe and Village" (Philadelphia Museum Art, 1968), signed and inscribed by author Stella Kramrisch, and "Bezalel, 1906-1929" (The Israel Museum, 1983). 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 3249

$45

Details: This collection of antique metalware includes three bells, a railroad lock, and a pressure gauge.

The pressure gauge is 4.75" in diameter, with a brass rim over its housing. It was manufactured by the Marshalltown Manufacturing Co. of Iowa, and has a real steampunk look.

The railroad lock measures 3.25" x 2.375". The keyhole cover is marked with a keystone shape and the letter F, so this lock was probably used by the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Two of the bells are desk models of the sort used in hotels and stores, and one has a pleasantly archaic mechanism. The bell with the side clapper is solid brass, and is 4" tall. The shorter desk bell is 3.5" in diameter and 3" tall, and looks like it originally had a nickel finish which at some point was painted over.

The last bell is solid brass with a cast iron clapper, and is 4" high. None of the bells are marked.

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Condition / Notes: The two solid brass bells are tarnished but in good working order. The lock, pressure gauge, and squat desk bell all show oxidation to some extent. The pressure gauge lacks glass.

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Lot 3250

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on African exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Ismailia: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1875) by Sir Samuel W. Baker (lacking fold-out map), and "Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries; and of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa, 1858-1864" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1866) by David and Charles Livingstone. 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 3251

$55

Title: Journal of an African Cruiser: Comprising Sketches of the Canaries, the Cape de Verds, Liberia, Madeira, Sierra Leone, and Other Places of Interest on the West Coast of Africa
Author: Horatio Bridge
Editor: Nathaniel Hawthorne - Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne) was an American novelist and short story writer.

He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled "Fanshawe," in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as "Twice-Told Tales." The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody. He worked at a Custom House and joined Brook Farm, a transcendentalist community, before marrying Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord. "The Scarlet Letter" was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before their return to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, and was survived by his wife and their three children.

Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce.
Publisher: George P. Putnam & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1853
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/179 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped light green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows external wear, with antique paper label at foot of spine and narrow crack along front spine edge. Covers display light soiling. Front hinge is beginning to crack. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown. Stain can be seen to upper half of front endpaper. Light stain and light foxing are visible on initial pages. Pages are otherwise 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 3252

$50

Title: Troy's One Hundred Years, 1789-1889
Author: Arthur James Weise
Publisher: William H. Young
City: Troy, New York
Year: 1891
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 453 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine, with stamped decorative designs to front cover. Minor loss is visible at ends of spine and at outside corners. Binding is detaching at both hinges. Previous owner's signature can be seen on front pastedown. Light smudging can be seen on frontispiece, title page and a small number of page margins. Contains numerous in-text and full-page illustrations.

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Lot 3253

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the antique German newspaper and handwritten letter shown in the corresponding image(s). Newspaper issue of the Leipziger Intelligenz-Blatt is dated 28 August, 1779, and letter bears the date May 31, 1845, was written in Hannover by one J. H. Gottermann. 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 3254

$30

Title: Luggage Labels from the Great Age of Shipping: Twelve Decorative, Sticky Labels To Adorn Your Luggage - With an Introduction on the Era of the Liner -
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Victoria and Albert Museum
City: London
Year: 1985
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 8 pages plus 11 labels
Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in original illustrated wrappers. Books are in excellent condition.

Please note that this lot contains 20 copies of THE SAME TITLE.

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Lot 3255

$130

Title: Manual of Heavy Artillery Service. Prepared for the Use of the Army and Militia of the United States
Author: J. C. Tidball
Publisher: James J. Chapman
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1880
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 516 pages plus 76 plates
Width: 5.25" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor chipping to spine cover and edges. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Binding is sound. Plate on front pastedown reads "Compliments of (illegible name) U. S. Army." Approximately half of text block shows small stain to upper edge. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings

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Lot 3256

$50

Title: Das Herz des Menschen entweder ein Tempel Gottes oder die Werkstatte des Satans. Dargestellt in zehn sinnbildlichen Figuren. Zur Erweckung und Beforderung des christlichen Sinnes
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Scheffer und Beck
City: Harrisburg
Year: 1832
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 72 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in leather-backed illustrated paper-covered boards. Book shows significant external wear, with heavy soiling to covers. Binding is cracked at several points. Pages display largely marginal (faint) staining. Illustrated with 10 engravings illustrating allegories.

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Lot 3257

$225

Details: Seven of these nine vintage, racy magazines date from the 1930s, and two are from the 1950s. One of these, appropriate titled "Cheesecake," features Marilyn Monroe on the cover. Other risque offerings include "New York Nights," "Paris Nights," "Tattle Tale," and "Film Fun." Completing the lot are copies of "Detective World," "Foto," and the influential "Weird Tales."

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

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Lot 3258

$20

Details: Items from five different companies are in this collection of vintage nautical, marine, and boat supply catalogs. Manufacturers or wholesalers include two from Stamford, CT (Luders Marine Construction Co. and Shipmate) ; Pauluhn Electric of New York; the Ulster Foundry Corporation of Kingston, NY; and Bay City Boats of Bay City, MI. These materials date from the 1930s to the 1950s.

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Condition / Notes: These materials are in good to very good condition. Note the edges of the Ulster catalog, which show the most wear.

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Lot 3259

$45

Title: H. F. Fuger
Author: Alfred Stix - Alfred Stix was an Austrian art historian and director of the Vienna museums Albertina and Gemäldegalerie des Kunsthistorischen Museums, and after 1945, was named Generaldirektor der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen
Publisher: Manz Verlag
City: Vienna
Year: 1925
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: v/91 pages plus 58 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this German-language art monograph. This is number 119 of 1225.

Antique volume is bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered and stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing to spine cover. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with frontispiece and plates with captioned tissue guards.

Volume is preserved in cardboard box.

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Lot 3260

$300

Title: Italian Villas and Their Gardens
Author: Edith Wharton - Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 270 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with elaborate gilt and color decorative designs. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's appears in pencil at top of front flyleaf. Frontispiece tissue guard and title page display light foxing. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and pictures by Maxfield Parrish, as well as photographic plates.

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Lot 3261

$20

Title: I A
Author: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch - Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch was a British writer, who published under the pen name of Q. He is primarily remembered for the monumental "Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250-1900" (later extended to 1918), and for his literary criticism. He guided the taste of many who never met him, including American writer Helene Hanff, author of "84, Charing Cross Road" and its sequel, "Q's Legacy"; and the fictional Horace Rumpole via John Mortimer, his literary amanuensis.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 47 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows faint smudging to covers. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 3262

$90

Book Details: This collection of decorative antique literature and non-fiction contains some classics in handsome editions. Fiction titles include "Lorna Doone" and works by George Eliot, Sir Walter Scott, and Marie Corelli. Some non-fiction works on World War I provide insight into the Western Front and the ambulance service. A 1903 history of labor unrest and a very attractive two-volume history of the Bastille are also included.

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


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Lot 3263

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books seafaring & polar exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Molly Elliot Seawall's "Paul Jones" (D. Appleton and Company, 1902) and "Recent Expeditions to Eastern Polar Seas" (T. Nelson and Sons, 1882). 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 3264

$60

Book Details: Roughly half of this sizable collection deals with American history; the other half concerns European history. Several leather-bound books can be found in the American section, whose topics includes biographies of Washington and Lincoln; historic houses, soldiers, and Jews in the U.S. A special history of the 1969 moon landing is also included.

The European section has a 1930s, six-volume set in German on the "useful arts, illustrated with photographs. Books on Paris, and a 1938 U.S. Navy guide on the flags of all nations make up the lot.

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

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Lot 3265

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on art and music shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Bronzes of the American West" (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, circa 1973, in dust jacket) by Patricia Janis Broder, and Ramon Pinyol's "Alicates" (Edicions del Mall, 1978) 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 3266

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on architecture shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of "Manuel d'archeologie francaise depuis les temps merovingiens jusqu'a la Renaissance" (Alphonse Picard et Fils, Editeurs, 1902) by Camille Enlart, and "Apprentice to Genius: Years with Frank Lloyd Wright" (McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1979, in dust jacket), signed by author Edgar Tafel. 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 3267

$30

Details: This collection of antique ephemera concerns the genealogy of the Shedd family of Massachusetts (sometimes spelled "Shed" or "Shead"). Members of this family lived are related to the Bird and Van Lennep families and may be among their ancestors. Other names that occur in this material include Parker and Kimball. These items all date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some items have been nibbled by mice.


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