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Lot 3268

$120

Title: The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation; Containing All the Tables Necessary To Be Used, with the Nautical Almanac, in Determining the Latitude and the Longitude by Lunar Observations: and Keeping a Complete Reckoning at Sea: Illustrated by Proper Rules and Examples: the Whole Exemplified in a Journal, Kept from Boston to Madeira, in Which All the Rules of Navigation Are Introduced. Also, the Demonstration of the Usual Rules of Trigonometry: Problems in Mensuration, Surviving, and Gauging: Dictionary of Sea Terms: and the Manner of Performing the Most Useful Evolutions at Sea with an Appendix, Containing Methods of Calculating Eclipses of the Sun and Moon, and Occultations of the Fixed Stars; and Rules for Finding the Longitude of a Place by Observations of Eclipses or Occultations
Author: Nathaniel Bowditch - Nathaniel Bowditch was an early American mathematician remembered for his work on ocean navigation. He is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation; his book "The New American Practical Navigator" (1802) is still carried on board every commissioned U.S. Naval vessel.
Publisher: E. M. Blunt and Samuel A. Burtus
City: New York
Year: 1817
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/597 pages plus 13 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebacked, with original gilt-lettered spine label and boards. Book shows rubbing to front and rear covers, with edgewear and loss of material at outside corners. Binding is tight. Publisher's full-page advertisement has been pasted over front pastedown. Previous owner's name, address and date appear on front flyleaf. Fold-out frontispiece chart is torn, with two outside panels now detached. Pages display foxing throughout. Foxing is at times heavy. Illustrated with plates.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3269

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage and antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Pearl; or, Affection's Gift. A Christmas and New Year's Present" (Thomas T. Ash, 1831, with all 8 plates present) and "Sammlung der besten deutschen prosaischen Schriftsteller und Dichter. Hundert und acht und siebenziger Theil. Matthissons Gedichte." (Christian Gottlieb Schieder, 1806). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 3270

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on advertising and design shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Volume XXXIX of "The Penrose Annual: A Review of the Graphic Arts" (Lund Humphries & Co. Ltd., 1937) and "Paul Reps: Letters to a Friend. Writings & Drawings, 1939 to 1980" (Stillgate Publishers, 1981). 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 3271

$35

Title: Reminiscences
Author: Clara Huston Miller
Publisher: Self-published
City: London
Year: circa 1929
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 369 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half red leather over white cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light smudging to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3272

$100

Book Details: This assortment of books offers a comprehensive look at nautical military history, covering various wars at sea among many different navies. Volumes include studies of WWII American naval operations, the Spanish Armada, sea battles during the Napoleonic wars and the Quasi-War with France, and the development and performance of both wooden and metal warships.


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

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: $51.50
Lot 3273

$175

Title: The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Author: Portia Takakjian
Publisher: Phoenix Publications, Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 27 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 18 of these books are still in shrink wrap.

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: $32.5
Lot 3274

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on books and literary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a leather-bound two-volume edition of "Letters of James Russell Lowell" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1894), edited by Charles Eliot Norton, and "A Century of the English Novel" (The Century Co., 1925), and "Tuesdays at Ten: A Recalling of Old Hours for Pennsylvania Men - Concrete Illustrations, Tangents & Asides" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1928), both signed by author Cornelius Weygandt. 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: $12.50
Lot 3275

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera & periodicals shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up of 9 issues of Merrys Museum & Parley's Magazine (1851 & 1854), The London Chronicle of April 23, 1765 (including news of George Whitfield in Georgia and the Georgia colony), a temperance broadsheet entitled "Address of the Convention of the New York Anti-Dramshop Party Held in the City of Syracuse, August 17th, 1870," and 2 rare folio printing specimens, the Song of the Boyne Water (Philadelphia: Wm. Smith, 1856/7), 2 colors; gold type. 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 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.

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 3276

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Petites filles du temps passe" (Librairie Hachette, 1926) by J. Jaquin, and "Ali Baba y los cuarenta ladrones" (Editorial Sudamericana, 1939), adapted by A. Guillot Munoz, with illustrations by Tono Salazar. 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 3277

$80

Details: This lot of quality vintage porcelain contains five objects: two Austrian bone dishes, two animal figurines, and an English trinket box.

The colorful, crescent-shaped bone dishes are highlighted in gold, and 6.75" long. Marks on the back include a blue hand-painted shield or beehive shape with the word "Wien." The letters LS&S are impressed, and probably stand for Lewis Straus & Sons. Scrawled in brown paint is the number 1474 and an odd, circular mark that resembles a bowling ball.

The classic white horse or pony figurine was made by Rosenthal, and is marked #787. it is 6.5" tall and 4.75" long.

The black and white dog figurine looks like a borzoi hound, and is 3" tall and 4.5" long. It is unmarked.

The trinket box was made by L & Sons Ltd. of Hanley, England, and bears their stamped, shield hallmark.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: One of the bone dishes has a tiny nick on one end, more easily felt than seen. The other pieces are 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: $6.50
Lot 3278

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on travel and exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a decoratively-bound two-volume edition of "Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55." (Childs & Peterson, 1856, with fold-out maps) by Elisha Kent Kane, and a two-volume edition of "Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt To Reach the North Pole" (Harper & Brothers, 1840; volumes CVII & CVIII of Harper's Family Library) by Sir W. E. Parry. 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: $12.50
Lot 3279

$225

Title: The Blithedale Romance
Author: 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: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work by the New England author. Well-preserved original leather spine cover, pasted to blank page at rear of volume, has "Co." ("TICKNOR & CO." ) at foot of spine in capital letters. Advertisements at front of volume are dated April 1852.

Handsome antique volume is bound in three-quarter dark green leather over light green cloth, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. This commissioned binding also shows ornamental designs on spine and gilt ruling to covers. Book displays light external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Two small paper slips, presumably from antique auctions records, have been pasted to the top portion of blank preliminary page. Previous owner's ornate signature Pages show very occasional foxing. Intact rear leather cover is also bound in at rear of volume.

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 3280

$90

Title: Violin-Making as It Was and Is: Being a Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Violin Making for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, Amateur and Professional
Author: Ed. Heron-Allen
Publisher: Progressive Musical Instruments Corporaton
City: New York
Year: circa 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix/366 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped gilt and black lettering to spine and front cover. Gilt pictorial design depicting violin can also be seen on spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without marking. Contains numerous in-text illustrations and plates. Fold-out plates are 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 3281

$45

Title: So Here Then Are the Preachments Entitled the City of Tagaste, and a Dream and a Prophecy
Author: Elbert Hubbard - Elbert Green Hubbard was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he met early success as a traveling salesman with the Larkin soap company. Today Hubbard is mostly known as the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Among his many publications were the nine-volume work "Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great" and the short story "A Message to Garcia." He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, died aboard the RMS Lusitania, which was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915.
Publisher: The Roycrofters
City: East Aurora, New York
Year: 1900
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 21 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: Two pieces critical of modern mechanized civilization and the demise of handicrafts.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited first edition of this work by Elbert Hubbard. Author's signature appears on limitation page. This is copy 98 of 940.

Antique volume is bound in half suede, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. This book has been hand illumined by Harriet Robarge. Illustrated with photogravure portrait of the author.

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 3282

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are J. Aikin's "Letters from a Father to His Son, on Various Topics, relative to Literature and the Conduct of Life, Written in the Years 1792 and 1793" (Matthew Carey, 1796) and Francis Edward Clark's "The Great Secret: Health, Beauty, Happiness, Friend-Making, Common Sense, Success" (United Society of Christian Endeavor, 1897), signed by author Francis Edward Clark. 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: $10.50
Lot 3283

$225

Title: Twenty Years on the Trap Line: Being a Collection of Revised Camp Notes, Written at Intervals during a Twenty Years Experience in Trapping. Wolfing and Hunting, on the Great Northweastern Plains
Author: Joseph Henry Taylor
Publisher: Self-published
City: Bismarck, North Dakota, and Avondale, Pennsylvania
Year: 1891
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 173 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards. Book shows moisture markings to rear cover and edgewear. Binding is firm. Binding is tight. Volume has decoratively patterned endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 9 plates.

Book is preserved in archival case that has been fitted into green cloth-bound boards with stamped gilt lettering to spine.

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 3284

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Stories of Big Animals" (L.C. Page & Company, 1913) by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets, and "Scouting for Girls: Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" (Girl Scouts, Inc., 1920, with errata sheet). 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 3285

$70

Title: A Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire
Author: Jacob B. Moore, John Farmer
Publisher: Jacob B. Moore
City: Concord, New Hampshire
Year: 1823
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 276 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label and antique paper label near foot of spine. Book shows external wear, with cracking to spine and scuff marks at edges of boards. Binding is sound. Blank pages at front and rear of volume display foxing. Small perforation can be seen to blank preliminary pages. Age-toned pages also have spotting. Previous owner's name appears at top of title page. Pages 57-58 have closed tear (text remains legible). Text is in double columns. Contains statistical tables.

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 3286

$175

Details: This large collection of classic pulp fiction (AKA dime novels) dates from the late 19th and early 20th century. In addition to long-forgotten writers, authors include better-known figures, such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexandre Dumas, H. Rider Haggard, and the notorious Elinor Glynn. Genres covered include romance, mystery, westerns, and historical fiction. Several books are tie-ins to early movies, including one about Rin-Tin-Tin. The colorful, if occasionally lurid, covers of these books are eye-catching and designed to sell. There are 41 books altogether.

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Condition / Notes: These books show their age and wear, and the poor quality of their manufacture. A few have detached covers or are lacking rear covers.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 3287

$40

Details: This collection of original antique lithographs and engravings includes copies of famous artists, such as Fragonard and Lafrensen , but is mostly original material, much of taken from old books. A few pieces are hand-colored. American subjects include the White House, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, Mt. Vernon, and Martha Washington; European subjects include portraits (Coke, Bunbury, Chamberlain), seals and oddities, and some wonderful cartoons of Algeria from an old French newspaper.

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Condition / Notes: These prints are in very good condition with age-related flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3288

$25

Title: The White Chief: A Legend of North Mexico
Author: Mayne Reid - Thomas Mayne Reid was an Irish-American novelist. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.

Publisher: Carleton, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1870
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 401 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with embossed green lettering on gilt decorative designs. Book is slightly cocked. Front cover display light soiling. Ends of spine and outside corners show wear and minor loss. Binding is firm. Pages show scattered light foxing. Illustrated with captioned plates.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3289

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Road" (Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1953), signed by author Herman Petersen, "Discipline of the Yearly Meetings of Friends, Held in New York, for the State of New York, and Parts Adjacent, as Revised and Adopted in the Sixth Month, 1810" Mahlon Day, Printer, 1836), and a modern reprint of Jephta R. Simms's "Trappers of New York, or a Biography of Nicholas Stoner & Nathaniel Foster; together with Anecdotes of Other Celebrated Hunters, and Some Account of Sir William Johnson, and His Style of Living" (Enterprise and News, 1935), originally published by J. Munsell of Albany in 1850. 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 3290

$70

Details: This lot of photography ephemera largely dates from the 1930s, and consists of technical and equipment manuals and small packets of film negatives (including one labeled NY). Also present is a 1950 official guide to the City of York, England, and related material, including three 6.5" x 8" black & white photographs of The Shambles, Clifford's Tower, and Coney Street.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the 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.

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 3291

$55

Title: Recollections of a Zouave before Sebastopol
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Felix Maynard
Translor: M. Harrison Robinson
Publisher: Hayes & Zell
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 300 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped pebbled dark brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with small tears at ends and edges of spine. Small loss of material can be seen at lower outside corners. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered 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 3292

$15

Title: Sleep My Love
Author: Leonard Q. Ross - Leo Calvin Rosten was born in Lodz, Russian Empire (now Poland) and died in New York City. He was a teacher and academic, but is best known as a humorist in the fields of scriptwriting, storywriting, journalism and Yiddish lexicography.
Publisher: Century Publications
City: Chicago
Year: 1946
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce movie tie-in edition of this novel, published prior to the release of the film noir in 1947.

Small-format volume is bound in original illustrated wrappers. Front cover has drawing of Hollywood actress Claudette Colbert, rear cover is illustrated with stills from the movie. Books shows light external wear, with faint pencil marking to drawing on front cover. Spine is cocked. Title page and first four pages are detached. Age-toned pages are without markings. Text is illustrated with photographs from film.

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 3293

$30

Title: History of Windsor County, Vermont, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Author: Frank R. Holmes, Lewis Cass Aldrich
Publisher: D. Mason & Co., Publishers
City: Syracuse
Year: 1891
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1005 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with repair along front edge of spine separated along upper half. Rubbing can be seen on front and rear covers. Minor loss of material is visible at corners. Hinges have been reinforced. Endpapers and blank pages at front and rear of volume display foxing. Gilt-edged pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with (tissue-guarded) portraits of prominent members of Windsor County. Markings can be seen at edges of a number of plates.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3294

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Life of Jay Gould: How He Made His Millions" (Edgewood Publishing Co., 1892) by Murat Halstead and J. Frank Beale, Jr., and "Handbook of American Cigar Boxes" (Arnot Art Museum, 1979, in dust jacket), signed by author Tony Hyman. 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 3295

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of illustrated antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of "The Story of King Arthur and His Knights" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929) by Howard Pyle, and "The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1909, in dust jacket) by Mark Twain.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 3296

$140

Title: Twenty-Eight Years a Slave or the Story of My Life in Three Continents
Author: Thomas L. Johnson
Publisher: W. Mate & Sons, Limited, Printers and Publishers
City: Bournemouth
Year: 1909
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/266 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blindstamped purple cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with sunning to spine. Top outside corner of front cover has small dent. Bottom portion of rear cover displays mild creasing. Binding is sound. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown. Interior is clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with plates and in-text drawings.

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Lot 3297

$25

Details: There are three antique or vintage, nicely framed works of art in this lot. First is a hand-tinted photograph, dated 1916. Its 16" x 13" gesso frame has a pattern of scallop shells on it. The largest piece (31" x 25") is an artist-signed print by Roy Purcell in a dark-stained oak frame. The intermediate-sized work is a print of a painting, "The Friend of the Lowly," by the 19th century French artist Leon L'hermitte, and is comes in a beautiful oak frame (24" x 20") embellished with a pierced, gilded gesso border.

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Condition / Notes: Unlike most antique gesso frames, these are in perfect condition, and so are the pictures. The print by Roy Purcell has faded.

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Lot 3298

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are E. V. Shepard's "Contract Bridge Standardized" (Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1931), signed by author, and "Lew Lehr's Cookbook for Men" (Didier, Publishers, 1949), signed and inscribed to Arthur Szyk by the author 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 3299

$50

Details: This collection of nine vintage etchings and other prints by the Maine artist Ken Westhaver includes some dramatic images, some of them employing a striking use of color. Dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, subjects include nudes and images from nature, even an exploration of consciousness. All of these prints are signed, limited editions, and sizes run from 11" x 14" to 19" x 22.5".

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Condition / Notes: These unframed prints are all in excellent condition.

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Lot 3300

$35

Details: This lot features the autographs of famous performers of the last fifty years, both classical and popular. Opera singers, including the sopranos Heather Harper, Isola Jones, Ileana Cotrubas, and Gwyneth Jones, have signed a 1977 Met Opera benefit program (the signature at the top is hard to make out). The soprano Licia Albenese signed two programs, one from a 1956 Met production in which she sang the leading role of Mimi in "La Boheme," and the other from a 1966 concert. A small poster was signed by the violinist Ithzak Perlman near the beginning of his career.

The signatures of Broadway stars appear in this lot as well. Members of the original cast of 1971's revival of "No, No, Nanette" inked the program, including Jack Gilford, Bobby Van (who was nominated for a Tony for his role) and Helen Gallagher (who won a Tony for hers). This program is also signed by movie star Joan Crawford, who was not in the cast but must have been in the audience.

Original sheet music of the title song from the 1952 musical "Wish You Were Here" is signed by many of those involved in its production, including authors Arthur Kober and Joshua Logan, composer Harold Rome, set designer Jo Mielziner, music director Jay Blackton, and producer Leland Hayward.

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Condition / Notes: These items are all in very good condition, with normal signs of aging.

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Lot 3301

$60

Details: This collection of antique ephemera and books all relate to the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, and to the town of Great Barrington in particular. These materials include a 1922 history of the town, a tourist book of the region published in 1886 and a comparable magazine from 1953, later 19th and early 20th century pamphlets about schools, churches, and government in the area, and a couple of photographs. There are 12 items in all.

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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 3302

$45

Details: There are more than eighty pieces in this terrific collection of vintage sheet music, which has been carefully curated and preserved. This sheet music dates from the 1930s into the 1950s; and it falls into two categories: about sixty percent of the music consists of songs from films, and the other forty percent promotes popular musical celebrities of the day.

Among the movie stars featured on the covers are Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gary Cooper, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Miranda, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Al Jolson, Jean Harlow, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, James Cagney, Debbie Reynolds, Buddy Ebsen, Bing Crosby, Claudette Colbert, Deanna Durbin, John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, and Betty Grable.

Band leaders and other performers include Kay Kyser, Jimmy Dorsey and Helen O'Connell, Ozzie Nelson, Harry James, Guy Lombardo, Eddie Cantor, Frank Sinatra, Kate Smith, Rudy Vallee, the Andrews Sisters, and Ella Fitzgerald.

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

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Lot 3303

$70

Details: A wealth of antique and vintage theater, ballet, classical and popular music and culture ephemera comprises this lot, which is mainly drawn from the second quarter of the 20th century. There are two exceptions: an 1884 program from a Staten Island production of "Nero: or, the Fall of Rome" with a wonderfully preserved, colorful chromolithograph cover; and a Victorian-era script of an 1807 "operatic drama" called "The Young Hussar."

Two items from Radio City Music Hall are both from 1944: a program for a show which included "National Velvet" with Elizabeth Taylor; and a souvenir booklet. Radio City may have been the last venue to offer movies with live shows, but in the early 1930s it had stiff competition from the Roxy. Included in this lot are thirteen weekly programs, featuring films starring Will Rogers and others.

Half a dozen Playbills and theater programs are part of the lot, including one for "Harvey" (1948) and another for Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour" (1936). Listed as director in a couple of programs is Antoinette Perry, for
for whom Broadway's Tony award was named.

Classical music is represented by programs for concerts by Rudolf Serkin, Helen Traubel, Artur Rubenstein, etc. and programs for the Metropolitan Opera from 1912 and 1915.

Ballet ephemera is from the 1950s, and includes a large Sadler's Wells souvenir program from 1950, ten Capezio collectors' cards, and a 1953 desk calendar which features dancers in several disciplines.

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Condition / Notes: This material is all in good or very good condition, with the exception of the 1912 Met Opera program whose pages have come apart.

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Lot 3304

$25

Title: A Short History of the Worshipful Company of Curriers
Author: Edward Herbert Burkitt
Publisher: Worshipful; Company of Curriers
City: London
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 72 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full vellum, with stamped gilt lettering in upper left corner of front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and spotting to rear. Front board displays slight warping. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Brown slips of printed paper have been tipped in at rear of volume. Illustrated with a small number of plates.

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Lot 3305

$30

Title: The Marriage of Guenevere
Author: Richard Hovey - Richard Hovey was an American poet. Graduating from Dartmouth College in 1885, he is known in part for penning the school Alma Mater, Men of Dartmouth.
Publisher: Small Maynard and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1899
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with ornate gilt-lettered white-cloth backstrip. Books show mild external wear, with a few dark spots to covers and slight fraying at corners. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.

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