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Lot 3306

$70

Book Details: This selection of decorative antique literature contains classic works in attractive bindings. Authors include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, J.M. Barrie, Sarah Orne Jewett, Carl Van Vechten, George Eliot, Arthur Quiller-Couch, and Ford Madox Ford.

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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.


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: $32.50
Lot 3307

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Harry Winston: The Ultimate Timepiece" (Harry Winston, 1989), "Guide to the Later Chinese Porcelain: Periods of K'ang Hsi, Yung Cheng and Ch'ien Lung" (Victoria and Albert Museum, 1927), and "A Study of the Line-Engraved Stamps of Great Britain" (Harris Publications, Ltd., 1929). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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 3308

$55

Title: The Soldier in Our Civil War: A Pictorial History of the Conflict, 1861-1865. Illustrating the Valor of the Soldier as Displayed on the Battle-Field from Sketches Drawn by Forbes, Waud, Taylor, Hall, Becker, Lovie, Schell, Crane, and Numerous Other Eye-Witnesses to the Strife
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Paul F. Mottelay
Publisher: The J. H. Brown Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1884-1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 12.5" Height: 17.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio set is bound in pebbled brown cloth, with gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Front covers feature a soldier in gilt standing before a circular design. First volume has detached boards and spine cover is almost entirely absent. Binding of second volume is detached. Texts blocks are intact. Interiors are clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with maps, full- and double-page plates from sketches of battles and camp life, depicting the struggles and daily existence of Civil War soldiers.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3309

$90

Title: An Account of the Life and Travels in the Work of the Ministry, of John Fothergill. To Which Are Added, Divers Epistles to Friends in Great-Britain and America, on Various Occasions
Author: John Fothergill
Publisher: James Chattin
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1754
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 280 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in full leather, with stamped gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has new endpapers. Pages display foxing throughout, with heavy foxing on a small number of pages.

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 3310

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of literary first editions shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Enid Bagnold's "National Velvet" (William Morrow and Company, in worn dust jacket) and Thomas Wolfe's "You Can't Go Home Again" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1940). 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: $9.50
Lot 3311

$80

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 a first edition of Rhoda Levine's "Arthur" (Atheneum, 1962, in shelfworn dust jacket), with a signed handwritten letter by illustrator Everett Aison laid in, "Monte" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948), signed and inscribed by author George Cory Franklin, "The Ugly Duckling" (The Macmillan Co., 1927), signed by illustrators Berta and Elmer Hader, and a first printing of "Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky" (Frederick Warne, 1977, in dust jacket), signed by illustrator Jane Breskin Zalben. Also present is "Negro Folk Tales for Pupils in the Primary Grades" (The Associated Publishers, Inc., 1938) by Helen Adele Whiting. 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: $8.50
Lot 3312

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books in decorative binding shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Old Curiosity Shop" (Hurst & Co., Publishers, n. d.) and "Hexengold und andere Erzahlungen" (Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, n.d.) by G. Werner. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Books are in excellent condition.

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 3313

$80

Title: For Whom the Bell Tolls
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: 1940
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 471 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of Hemingway's Spanish Civil War novel, with letter "A" on copyright page.

Volume is bound in publisher's full oatmeal boards, with black lettering on red panels on spine and author's stamped facsimile signature on cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name, address and inscription appear on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3314

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These are issues of "Landscape Architecture: A Quarterly," dating from October, 1920 to July, 1935. Present in this collection are volumes 11, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25. Original covers are bound in. Library stamp appears on front covers. Illustrated with photographic plates and plans. 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: $20.50
Lot 3315

$200

Title: An Account of Sweden: Together with an Extract of the History of That Kingdom
Author: John Robinson - John Robinson was an English diplomat and prelate.

Robinson was born at Cleasby, North Yorkshire, near Darlington, a son of John Robinson (died 1651). Educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, he became a fellow of Oriel College, and about 1680 chaplain to the British embassy to Stockholm, and remained in Sweden for nearly thirty years. During the absence of the minister, Philip Warwick, Robinson acted as resident and as envoy extraordinary, and he was thus in Sweden during a very interesting and important period, and was performing diplomatic duties at a time when the affairs of northern Europe were attracting an unusual amount of attention.

Among his adventures not the least noteworthy was his journey to Narva with Charles XII in 1700.

In 1709 Robinson returned to England, and was appointed Dean of Windsor and of Wolverhampton; in 1710 he was elected bishop of Bristol, and among other ecclesiastical positions he held that of dean of the Chapel Royal. In August 1711 he became Lord Privy Seal, this being, says Lord Stanhope, "the last time that a bishop has been called upon to fill a political office." Echoing his Scandanvian connections, the motto on his coat of arms is written in runic characters.

In 1712 the bishop represented Great Britain at the important congress of Utrecht, and as first plenipotentiary he signed the treaty of Utrecht in April 1713 that ended the War of the Spanish Succession. Just after his return to England he was chosen Bishop of London in succession to Henry Compton.

In 1718 he fostered a plan for the union of the English and Swedish churches, supported by Count Gyllenberg, Swedish Ambassador to London. The plan fell through because of the opposition of most Swedish bishops, although Svedberg of Skara and Gezelius, Bishop of Turku (Finland) were in favour. The reason for the opposition was that the Church of England was too Calvinist for them.

He died at Hampstead, having been a great benefactor to Oriel College, and is buried at All Saints Church, Fulham, London.

Robinson wrote "An Account of Sweden together with an Extract of the History of that Kingdom. By a person of note who resided many years there" (London, 1695). This was translated into French (Amsterdam, 1712), and in 1738 was published with Viscount Molesworth's "Account of Denmark in 1692." Some of his letters are among the Strafford papers in the British Museum
Publisher: Tim Goodwin
City: London
Year: 1694
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 196 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands. Book shows external wear, with loss of material to covers, at ends of spine and corners. Cracking can be seen along edges of spine. Hinges are cracked. Annotations in pen appear on blank preliminary page. Spotting is visible. Pages display marginal staining and light foxing. Half-title verso is an advertisement for "An Account of Denmark."

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 3316

$50

Title: Vagabond Adventures
Author: Ralph Keeler
Publisher: Field, Osgood, & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1870
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 274 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped light brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and discoloration spots on rear cover. Fore edge has small stain. Previous owner's red stamp can be seen on blank preliminary page. Previous owner's annotation "Pittsburg, 11. Feby 1871" appears at top of title page. Small (faint) stains from fore edge are visible on upper fore edge and/or bottom edge of pages.

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 3317

$130

Title: The Botanic Garden: A Poem in Two Parts with Philosophical Notes
Author: Erasmus Darwin - Erasmus Darwin was an English physician who turned down George III's invitation to be a physician to the King. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, slave trade abolitionist, inventor and poet. His poems included much natural history, including a statement of evolution and the relatedness of all forms of life. He was a member of the Darwin-Wedgwood family, which includes his grandsons Charles Darwin and Francis Galton. Darwin was also a founding member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, a discussion group of pioneering industrialists and natural philosophers.
Publisher: T. & J. Swords
City: New York
Year: 1807
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/276, viii/144 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "The Botanic Garden" (1791) is a set of two poems, "The Economy of Vegetation" and "The Loves of the Plants," by the British poet and naturalist Erasmus Darwin. "The Economy of Vegetation" celebrates technological innovation, scientific discovery and offers theories concerning contemporary scientific questions, such as the history of the cosmos. The more popular "Loves of the Plants" promotes, revises and illustrates Linnaeus's classification scheme for plants.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Volume has new endpapers. Pages display foxing throughout. Illustrated with copper engraved frontispieces and plates. Fold-out entitled "Section of the Strata to the Low Main Coal at St. Anthon's Colliery" is intact.

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 3318

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an early printing of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" (The Viking Press, 1940, in dust jacket) and "Murder at Smutty Nose and Other Murders" (The Sun Dial Press, Inc., 1938). 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 3319

$55

Title: Les combattants francais de la guerre americaine, 1778-1783: listes etablies d'apres les documents authentiques deposes aux Archives Nationales et aux Archives du Ministere de la Guerre
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 453 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in maroon cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Tightly-bound ex-library book has new endpapers. Library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Upper half of title page has perforated library stamp. No other library markings and attachments are visible. Marble-edged pages are clean and without markings. 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: $7.50
Lot 3320

$40

Details: Four distinctly different but separately interesting items comprise this ephemera lot. First are four, hard-bound copies of "McCall's" magazine, January through April 1928. Along with period advertisements are stories by Zane Grey and Dorothy Parker.

Next is a beautiful little antique hand-colored photographed, signed by Charles R. Higgins. A January, 1903 copy of "Fraternities Review" magazine contains information of interest to three societies: the Masons, the Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Pythias. This magazine was published in Nashville, TN and contains many advertisements of interest to that area.

The lot is completed by four vintage plastic toy ramp walkers manufactured by the Marx Co. in Hong Kong.

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Condition / Notes: The bound issues of "McCall's" are in very good condition. Note that two or three pages have articles clipped out of them. The tinted photograph is in very good condition, and the fraternal magazine and toys are in good condition, with some chipping and edge wear and paint loss, respectively.

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: $17.50
Lot 3321

$25

Details: There are three large, original, antique late-Victorian chromolithographs in this lot, all of which depict idealized rural scenes. These poster-sized pictures measure 31" x 20", and show farmers, cows, dogs, and a hunter coming home to his cabin on a moonlit night. The two domestic scenes are labeled "Courtship" and "Marriage," and are copyrighted 1904 by McLaughlin Bros. of New York City.

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Condition / Notes: These pictures have been well-preserved, and are in near-perfect condition. Minor wear is present on some edges.

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Lot 3322

$30

Details: This collection of eight vintage and antique magazines contains some hard to find and culturally insightful material. The most recent periodical is a 1969 copy of "L'Oeil," a French art and design magazine that feature an interview and many pictures of (and by) the artist Max Ernst. The oldest magazine is a 1905 copy of the English publication, "The Bookman," which is dominated by a feature on "Peter Pan," with extensive black & white photographs of the London play. Other material includes a 1928 copy of the "The Bookman," two embroidery and needlework publications from the 1930s, a compilation of "Film Fun" from 1941 bound between hard covers, a 1942 edition of the "Yale Review" (contributors include Thornton Wilder, Julian Huxley, Sean O'Faolain, Louis Untermeyer, and Walter de la Mare), and a 1955 edition of "Fortune."

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Condition / Notes: These magazines 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: $21.50
Lot 3323

$1050

Title: The Sun Also Rises
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: 1926
Printing Information: First State
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 259 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first issue of this novel by Hemingway. This copy contains the misspelling of the word stopped as "stoppped" on page 181, line 26.

Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with printed paper labels to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with moisture markings to spine edge of front cover and lower inside corner of rear cover. Spine cover displays fading. Narrow cracking can be seen down spine label. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name is written in pen at top of front flyleaf. Interior 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 3324

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique books on art, poetry and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "A Peep into the Past" (Privately Printed, 1923) by Max Beerhohm, "The Seasons, in Miniature" (Kelley and Austin, 1805) by James Thomson, and "Poems" (T. Cadell, Strand, and E. Moxon, 1834) by Samuel Rodgers. 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 3325

$60

Title: Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler
Author: Adolf Hitler - Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP), commonly referred to as the Nazi Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler is commonly associated with the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II, and the Holocaust.

A decorated veteran of World War I, Hitler joined the German Workers' Party, precursor of the Nazi Party, in 1919, and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923 he attempted a coup d'état, known as the Beer Hall Putsch, in Munich. The failed coup resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he wrote his memoir, "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle). After his release in 1924, Hitler gained support by promoting Pan-Germanism, antisemitism, and anticommunism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. After his appointment as chancellor in 1933, he transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of Nazism. His avowed aim was to establish a New Order of absolute Nazi German hegemony in continental Europe.

Hitler's foreign and domestic policies had the goal of seizing Lebensraum ("living space") for the Germanic people. He oversaw the rearmament of Germany and the invasion of Poland by the Wehrmacht in September 1939, which led to the outbreak of World War II in Europe. Under Hitler's direction, in 1941 German forces and their European allies occupied most of Europe and North Africa. These gains were gradually reversed after 1941, and in 1945 the Allied armies defeated the German army. Hitler's supremacist and racially motivated policies resulted in the systematic murder of eleven million people, including nearly six million Jews.

In the final days of the war, during the Battle of Berlin in 1945, Hitler married his long-time mistress, Eva Braun. On 30 April 1945-less than two days later-the two committed suicide to avoid capture by the Red Army, and their corpses were burned.
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock
City: New York
Year: 1940
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxvi/993 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Mein Kampf" (English: My Struggle or My Battle) is a book by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. It combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of Hitler's political ideology. Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and Volume 2 in 1926.

While Hitler was in power (1933-1945), "Mein Kampf" came to be available in three common editions. The first, the "Volksausgabe" or People's Edition, featured the original cover on the dust jacket and was navy blue underneath with a gold swastika eagle embossed on the cover. The "Hochzeitsausgabe," or Wedding Edition, in a slipcase with the seal of the province embossed in gold onto a parchment-like cover was given free to marrying couples. In 1940, the "Tornister-Ausgabe" was released. This edition was a compact, but unabridged, version in a red cover and was released by the post office available to be sent to loved ones fighting at the front. These three editions combined both volumes into the same book.

A special edition was published in 1939 in honour of Hitler's 50th birthday. This edition was known as the "Jubiläumsausgabe," or Anniversary Issue. It came in both dark blue and bright red boards with a gold sword on the cover. This work contained both volumes one and two. It was considered a deluxe version, relative to the smaller and more common "Volksausgabe."

The book could also be purchased as a two-volume set during Hitler's reign, and was available in soft cover and hardcover. The soft cover edition contained the original cover (as pictured at the top of this article). The hardcover edition had a leather spine with cloth-covered boards. The cover and spine contained an image of three brown oak leaves.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is a scarce American printing of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf." This is a fifteenth printing from Reynal & Hitchcock.

"This is an accurate translation of a book which is likely to remain the most important political tract of our time, and which is now for the first time available in complete form to the American reader. Until now the only version of "Mein Kampf" in English has been a condensation of the complete book, published in 1933, containing less than half of the total text." (opening paragraph of introduction)

Volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with extensive spotting to covers. Binding is cracking between frontispiece and title page and narrow crack appears between final two pages of index. Flaps of dust jacket have been attached to front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece map and facsimiles.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3326

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are 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 3327

$30

Title: Sammlung heiliger Reden uber wichtige Stellen der heiligen Schrift
Author: Christian Ludwig Becker
Publisher: Verlagshandlung fur Gelehrte und Kunstler
City: Leipzig
Year: 1790
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages plus errata/284 pages plus errata
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and very minor loss at outside corners. Binding is tight. Blank preliminary pages display signatures and doodling. Front flyleaf has closed tear. Staining and foxing are visible on age-toned pages.

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Lot 3328

$130

Details: These four charming and delightful hand-colored engravings were made around 1790 by Augustin de Saint-Aubin. Three depict the games played by the urchins of Paris, and the fourth shows middle-class boys rushing out of school. Two of the four are matted, and each measures 7" x 8.75".

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Condition / Notes: These engravings are in excellent condition.

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Lot 3329

$55

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 "The University of Virginia: Thirty-Two Woodcuts" (The University of Virginia Press, 1955, in slipcase) signed by illustrator Charles W. Smith, "Ambassador Morgenthau's Story" (Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926), signed by author Henry Morgenthau, a first edition of "F. D. R.: His Personal Letters. The Early Years" (Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1947, in tattered and stained dust jacket), signed by editor Elliott Roosevelt, and a second printing of "The Roosevelt I Knew" (The Viking Press, 1946, in dust jacket), signed by author Frances Perkins. 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 3330

$45

Title: L'union merveilleuse de Kim et de Thach: manuscrit en chu'-nom precede d'une introduction. Transcription en quoc-ngu' et traduction francais avec une introduction et des commentaires par P. Midan
Author: Bui-Quang-Nghia
Editor: P. Midan
Publisher: Societe des etudes indochinoises
City: Saigon
Year: 1934
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 456 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in quarter leather, with paper-covered boards and stamped gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with small tear to front cover and scuff marks to rear cover. Minor loss of material can also be seen at lightly bumped corners. Binding is tight. Rear flyleaf has been excised. Title page and other preliminary pages display foxing/smudging. Pages show darkening to edges. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.



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Lot 3331

$80

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antique estate volumes includes works of literature, travel, and natural history. Particularly charming are the books on birds, a 1913 guide to the Bronx Zoo, and a delightful edition of "A Naturalist's Voyage in HMS Beagle," by Charles Darwin. Travel writing ranges from Tibet to the Middle East, with a stop in France narrated by Henry James. Gertrude Stein weighs in on the atom bomb (Black Sparrow Press, 1974); and Shelley's "The Sensitive Plant" is illustrated by Charles Robinson with an introduction by Edmund Gosse.

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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 3332

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on South and Central African history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes with Elucidatory Notes to Which Are Added Some Chapters Describing the Political and Religious Ideas of the Testator" ("Review of Reviews" Office, 1902), edited by W. T. Stead, and "The New World of Central Africa, with a History of the Christian Mission on the Congo" (Fleming H. Revell, n.d.) by Mrs. H. Grattan Guinness (lacking 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.

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Lot 3333

$50

Book Details: This collection of vintage non-fiction books focuses on art history, covering many different cultures and eras. Topics include the arts of China, Japan, Venice, Sweden, folk and outsider art, and Jewish art. Several types of artworks are considered, included pottery and many forms of printmaking, such as lithographs, woodcuts, and etchings.

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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 3334

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on European history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Index Guide to Travel and Art-Study in Europe: A Compendium of Geographical, Historical and Artistic Information for the Use of Americans" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1882), inscribed by author Lafayette C. Loomis, "The Comic History of England" (Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., n.d.), with hand-colored plates by John Leech, and "Zur eigenen Lebensgeschichte" (Verlag von Duncker & Humblot, 1890) by Leopold von Ranke. 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 3335

$130

Title: The Arts and Crafts of Newport Rhode Island, 1640-1820
Author: Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr. - Ralph Emerson Carpenter, Jr. was a noted expert on Colonial American furniture and decorative art and a published author. A descendant of the noted Carpenter founding family of colonial Rhode Island, for more than a half century, he was actively involved in the restoration of some of Newport, Rhode Island's defining structures. Two of his books, "The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640-1820," published in 1954, and "The Fifty Best Historic American Houses, Colonial and Federal," published in 1955, are credited with bringing American colonial design international recognition.

He graduated from Cornell University in 1931 with a degree in mechanical engineering, but became an insurance and investment banking executive in New York City, retiring as senior vice president of a securities firm in 1978. In retirement, he used his expertise in and encyclopedic knowledge of the decorative arts and antiques to become a senior American decorative arts consultant, a position he held for 30 years. In 1999, his accomplishments were honored with the Henry Francis du Pont Award for the Decorative Arts.

Publisher: The Preservation Society of Newport County
City: Newport, Rhode Island
Year: 1954
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/216 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Interior is clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated. A number of pieces of ephemera are laid in.

Dust jacket displays tears and taping.

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Lot 3336

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Sailing Ships: Prints by the Dutch Masters from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century" (The Viking Press, 1980, in dust jacket) and "A Pageant of the Sea: The MacPherson Collection of Maritime Prints and Drawings in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich" (Halton & Company Limited, 1950). 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 3337

$70

Title: On the Desert: A Narrative of Travel from Egypt through the Wilderness of Sinai to Palestine
Author: Henry M. Field
Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons
City: London
Year: 1884
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/276 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads "Mrs. John H. (illegible name) / From her friend and neighhor, / Henry M. Field / Stockbridge, / July 1886."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth over beveled boards, with bright gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is sound. Volume has patterned endpapers. Foxing can be seen on final pages. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece and plates.

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Lot 3338

$20

Book Details: Much-loved, canonical poets share shelf space in this lot with popular pulp writers in this collection of antique decorative literature. Authors include H.G. Wells, Owen Wister, Alexandre Dumas, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Horatio Alger...and Robert Browning, William Wordsworth, John Bunyan, Robert Graves, and Ida Tarbell.

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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 3339

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique music-related books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Palla de' Mozzi: Melodramma in tre atti di Giovacchino Forzano, musica di Gino Marinuzzi" (C. Ricordi & C., 1932), signed and inscribed by Gino Marinuzzi, and "Das Rheingold von Richard Wagner: Orchester-Partitur" (B. Schott's Sohne, n.d.), with lyrics in German, English and French. 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 3340

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "There WIll Always Be a Mackinac Race: A History of the Races for the Mackinac Cup" (D. F. Keller & Company, 1925), compiled by Donald Fry Prather, and "Practical Tomato Culture" (A. T. De La Mare Company, Inc., 1930, in glassine cover), by Frank C. & Melvin A. Pellett. 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 3341

$100

Title: Martyria; or, Andersonville Prison
Author: Augustus C. Hamlin
Publisher: Lee and Shepard
City: Boston
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth, with gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine cover. Book shows external wear, with moisture markings to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Book is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece, in-text drawings and plates. Also present are full-page maps and an intact fold-out map.

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Lot 3342

$120

Title: The Gift: A Christmas, New Year and Birthday Present
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Carey & Hart
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1845
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 300 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this periodical, which includes a first publication of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter."

Antique volume lacks spine and rear covers. Front cover shows light soiling and edgewear. Binding is shaken. Pages display foxing and marginal smudging. Illustrated with frontispiece and 6 plates.

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Lot 3343

$20

Title: Etude et recreation ou l'interieur d'un pensionnat. Ouvrage divise en trente journees, contenant plusiers histoires morales et instructives
Author: Julie Carroy
Publisher: Parmantier, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1825
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 327 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label and gilt ornamental designs to spine and edges of covers. Book shows external wear with loss of material at ends of spine and outside corners, as well as to covers. Previous owner's inscription appears on blank preliminary page. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Illustrated with plates.

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