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Lot 4001

$70
Title: The Peaches of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1921

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the front board and spine, this antique volume represents another entry in the celebrated series of horticultural monographs published under the auspices of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. This scarce work of botany, featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many brightly colored plates, offers a comprehensive survey of peach varieties grown in the state, and is justly celebrated for its detailed color illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The front flyleaf bears a small stamp. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 541.
 
Lot 4002

$80
Title: A Book For Bookmen, Being Edited Manuscripts & Marginalia With Essays on Several Occasions
Author: John Drinkwater
Publisher: Dulau & Company, Ltd.
Printing Year: 1926 Author-Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce limited edition volume signed by the author, John Drinkwater. This limited edition is number 15 of 50 copies. The volume contains several fold-out facsimile reprints of handwritten pages. Included with this volume is a receipt of purchase from 1979, with the volume being sent to a Captain at the Naval Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with some restoration apparent along the spine. The text block is well bound with clean, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 10" and contains 283 pages.
 
Lot 4003

$45
Title: Bellevue: A Short History of Bellevue Hospital and of the Training Schools
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Alumnae Association of Bellevue
Printing Year: 1915

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering across the front board, this antique volume is a scarce work on the history of Bellevue Hospital, of New York City, which is the oldest public hospital in the United States. The work is illustrated with many photographs of the hospital. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is bound with clean pages. One page is detached and present. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 8 3/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 4004

$275
Title: American Trout Streams, A Discussion of the Problems Confronting Anglers in the Preservation, Management and Rehabilitation of American Trout Waters
Author: Henry Andrews Ingraham
Publisher: The Anglers' Club of New York
Printing Year: 1926 Author-Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: This antique volume is bound in light blue-green cloth-covered boards with cream cloth backing and cream paper labels on the front board and spine. This limited edition volume is number 240 of 350 copies printed on antique paper, with Ingraham's signature on the front fly leaf. This volume contains the five plates listed in the table of contents. This volume contains the previous owner's name, William Dunlap Sargent, an authority on falconry who studied ornithology at Cornell University. The volume is in a slipcase. The volume shows light external age/wear, with moisture indications on the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 139 pages.
 
Lot 4005

$50
Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Scholastic Press (Arthur A. Levine Books)
Printing Year: 1999

Condition/Details: Bound in blue paper-covered boards, with green cloth and silver lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce first printing of the first American edition of the second installment in the Harry Potter series by author J. K. Rowling. The copyright page bears a full number line, and the dust jacket and cloth spine do not contain the "Year 2" designation, marking this volume as a true first state. The work features illustrations by Mary Grandpré. The volume is complete with mylar-protected dust jacket. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 341 pages.
 
Lot 4006

$140
Title: Across the Sea of Stars
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.
Printing Year: 1959

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with white lettering to the spine, this vintage volume is a scarce author-signed omnibus of Clarke's work. The volume includes the complete novels of Childhood's End and Earthlight, and 18 short stories including Sentinel, the basis for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The volume bears an original signature of Arthur C. Clarke on the title page. The title page also bears a "Certified Authentic" sticker from GAI Global. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The jacket displays mild age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 584 pages.
 
Lot 4007

$30
Title: Reports of the Inspectors of Mines of the Anthracite Coal Regions of Pennsylvania, for the Year 1876
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: B. F. Meyers
Printing Year: 1877

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce state report on coal mines in Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with four large fold-out diagrams. The fold outs are in excellent condition, remaining clean and intact. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. A small piece of paper has been inserted prior to the front flyleaf which reads: "Compliments of E. C. Wadhams, Penn'a Senate." Page 101 bears a small circular tear near the middle of the page, towards the spine. The pages which face the fold-out illustrations bear some transference. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 183 pages.
 
Lot 4008

$60
Title: Moby Dick, or The Whale
Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1930

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright silver embossing on the front board and spine, this antique volume tells the classic tale of Moby Dick, with woodcut engravings throughout by acclaimed artist Rockwell Kent. This volume is a first trade edition, following a limited edition three-volume set. The work contains illustrations at the beginning of each chapter and throughout the text, with several full-page engravings. The illustrations are in the classic, simple style of Rockwell Kent, and show gorgeously. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities, with more significant wear along the spine. The text block is shaken, with age-toned pages and occasional moisture indications. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/4" and contains 822 pages.
 
Lot 4009

$55
Title: Scarborough's New York with Distances Between Stations: New Railroad, Post Office, Township and County Map
Publisher: The Scarborough Company
Printing Year: 1903

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the front board, this volume contains a large, color, folding map of the state of New York. The map features railroads, post offices, townships and counties of the state of New York. The map, bound according style in between the two boards, unfolds to approximately 46" by 41". The map is printed in color, backed with cloth, and is in excellent condition, with a small crease in the upper right corner. The boards exhibit some external age/wear with some staining and adhesive remnants.
 
Lot 4010

$55
Title: Indian Wars of New England
Author: Herbert Milton Sylvester
Publisher: W. B. Clarke Company
Printing Year: 1910
Number of Volumes: Complete 3-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with paper labels to the spine, this antique set is a scarce history of Native American warfare in New England. The volumes show external age/wear with sunned spines and minor soiling to the boards and spines. The volumes display some frayed cloth at the ends of their spines. Some pages display chipping at their edges. The volumes are bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". These volumes are from the library of a historical society and bear corresponding indications.
 
Lot 4011

$150
This lot includes the group of gorgeously bound decorative volumes by and about former Presidents Jimmy Carter, James Garfield and Gerald Ford shown in the corresponding image(s). The Carter and Garfield books are collector edition volumes published by The Easton Press and are bound in genuine leather boards with bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges. One of the four volumes by Carter is wrapped in plastic. The Gerald Ford volume is the assassination report of John F. Kennedy, published by FlatSigned. The volume is bound in the original plastic wrap, and includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Gerald Ford. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4012

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of books on books:

- The Bibliographer's Manual of American History by Thomas Lindsley Bradford - Dated 1907 by Stan. V. Henkels & Co. - Five-volume set, bound in grey cloth and red paper labels with gilt embossing.
- New Salmagundi Papers by Members of the Salmagundi Club - Dated 1922 by Salmagundi Club - Handwritten inscription on the front fly leaf, from the committee members. Limited edition, numbered 446 of 525. For nearly 140 years, the Salmagundi Club has served as a center for fine arts and artists, conducting art exhibitions, art classes, demonstrations, and art auctions, and hosting many other events. It is also a sponsor of the United States Coast Guard Art Program (CODAP). (history courtesy of Wikipedia)
- Adventures in Life and Letters by Michael Monahan - Dated 1912 by Mitchell Kennerley - Author-signed on half-title page.
- Alger, A Biography Without A Hero by Herbert R. Mayes - Dated 1928 by Macy-Masius - Includes original dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4013

$70
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Portland, Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a travel pictorial book on the city, a report on business in the city, a report on Masons and a report on Portland Harbor, as well as histories of several churches in the city. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Advanced flaws may include boards that are cracked along the spine or detached, detached signatures and pages, and chipped/torn pages. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and may appear in library bindings. Additionally, the volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 4014

$35
This lot includes the group of antique magazines and serialized publications shown in the corresponding image(s). The items in this group include fifteen issues of Battles of the United States by Sea and Land, by Henry B. Dawson of the New York Historical Society with steel engravings from the late 1890s, four issues of Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine from the 1920s-30s, several issues of Schoolday Magazine from the late 1890s, and two 1890s New York Ledgers.

Due to the high volume of books and ephemera we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Advanced flaws include paper wrappers that are separated, torn, chipped or contain moisture indications.
 
Lot 4015

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique, decorative literature titles:

- The Public Schools Historical Atlas edited by C. Colbeck - Dated 1885 by Longmans, Green, and Co. - This volume features many color maps.
- The Life of Abraham Lincoln by J. G. Holland - Dated 1866 by Gurdon Bill - This volume lacks a spine cover. The front board has started to separate from the spine. The rear board and pages 543 onward are detached and present. The first several pages display moisture marks.
- Memoirs of General William T. Sherman by William T. Sherman - Dated 1875 by D. Appleton and Company - This is volume one of a two-volume set.
- Abridged History of the United States, or Republic of America by Emma Willard - Dated 1866 by A. S. Barnes and Co. - This volume has been rebound in black leather. Pages 17-18 are nearly torn in half.
- Waverley; or, The Sixty Years Since by Sir Walter Scott - Dated 1814 by Archibald Constable and Co. - This is a three-volume set. The boards of volume one are detached and present. The boards of volume two are detached and present. The front board of volume three is detached and present.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4016

$50
Title: The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary
Author: various
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Printing Year: 1975
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing on the spines and in the original slipcase, this vintage set is the compact edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, with the complete text reproduced micrographically. These large volumes come with the original magnifying glass. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities and slipcase. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The books measure approximately 9 1/4" x 12" and the slipcase measures approximately 10" x 14".
 
Lot 4017

$70
This lot includes the group of books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot features a slipcase. Some titles include: The Quality of Life, The Making of the President 1900, A Tramp Abroad, Leaves of Grass and For Whom the Bell Tolls, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4018

$90
This lot includes the group of literature titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include: The Heart of the Ancient Wood, The Sampo, a Wonder Tale of the North Pole, Chimney-Pot Papers, Pilgrim's Progress, The Ten Dwellers, The Story of the Other Wise Man, The Elizabethan Shakespeare, The Canterbury Tales, Six Horses and Christmas Tyde. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4019

$250
Title: Three Years in Klondike
Author: Jeremiah Lynch
Publisher: Edward Arnold
Printing Year: 1904 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a rare first edition of Lynch's travels to the Klondike. Lynch went to the Klondike in 1898 to observe and invest. The work is illustrated with many photographs of the Klondike region and people. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing. The spine cover is torn along the front gutter approximately 1/2" up from the bottom. The text block is bound with age-toned pages. The binding is shaken. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 280 pages.
 
Lot 4020

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of Pennsylvania history titles:

- The Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers by William Penn - Dated 1876 by Friends' Book-Store - Rebound in navy, cloth-covered boards.
- Fifth Annual Report on the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania by Henry D. Rogers - Dated 1841 by James S. Wallace - In original wrappers. Previous owner's signature on front wrapper.
- Report of Progress on the Brown Hematite Ore Ranges of Lehigh County, With a Description of the Mines Lying Between Emaus, Alburtis and Fogelsville by Frederick Prime, Jr. - Dated 1875 by Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey - Frontispiece map with red lettering. Rear pocket contains three fold-out maps. Rebound, with moisture indications on the boards.
- Preliminary Report on the Mineralogy of Pennsylvania by F. A. Genth - Dated 1875 by Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey - Frontispiece map with red lettering. Contains an appendix on the hydrocarbon compounds by Samuel P. Sadtler. Rebound, with moisture indications on the boards.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4021

$250
This auction lot includes the following group of titles signed by former United States President Gerald Ford:

- The Warren Report: Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Various Authors - Undated by The Associated Press - This volume bears an original signature of Gerald Ford on the title page. The signature is dated "6/30/03."
- Michigan: Champions of the West by Bruce Madej - Dated 1997 by Sports Publishing - This volume bears an original signature of Gerald Ford on the fourth front flyleaf. The volume also bears original signatures of Dan Dierdorf, Brendan Morrison, Elaine Crosby and Red Berenson
- President John F. Kennedy: Assassination Report of the Warren Commission by Various Authors - Dated 2004 by The FlatSigned Press - This volume bears an original signature of Gerald Ford on the limitation page which states that this copy is number 2,740 of a limited 2,948.
- Report of the Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy by Various Authors - Dated 1964 by McGraw-Hill Book Company - This volume bears original signatures of Gerald Ford on the front and rear flyleaves. The front board has started to separate from the spine.
- A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford by Gerald Ford - Dated 1987 by The Easton Press - This volume bears an original signature of Gerald Ford on the second front flyleaf.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4022

$45
This lot contains a collection of antique French engravings of agricultural and farming equipment, bound in boards covered in green and black marbled paper. This volume does not contain a title page and is undated. The engraved plates contain titles including: "Charrue des environs de Lille, dite le Brabant," "Charrue dite Brabant a roues inegales," "Charrue dite Royale," "Charrue dite Cultivateur," "le Binot," "Louchet Piquet Houe &c.," "Chariot de Fermier," "Gros Chariot de Roulage," "Brouette et Chariot," "Tombereau a trois roues, avec avant-train mobile," "Tombereau a trois roues fixes," "Cave aux Engrais," and "Briqueterie." Each plate appears on its own individual signature, with a blank reverse. The volume shows some wear, with the spine cover lacking and external rubbing. Internally, the volume shows some moisture indications and the pages are age-toned. The volume measures approximately 10" x 13".
 
Lot 4023

$150
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in New Hampshire shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Bethlehem, Brentwood, Barnstead, Bedford, Exeter, Rye, Sanbornton, Boscawen and Webster. These volumes cover a variety of topics, including general histories of the towns, church histories, and addresses and orations given at town events. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Advanced flaws may include broken spines, separating boards, detached signatures and chipped pages. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and may appear in library bindings. Additionally, the volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 4024

$30
This lot includes the bound collection of first day covers shown in the corresponding image. These covers feature "The Pioneers of Flight," from the International Aerospace Hall of Fame, featuring pilots and astronauts such as Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., Charles A. Lindbergh, Ferdinand von Zeppelin. This set contains approximately 14 first day covers. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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.
 
Lot 4025

$100
Title: Biblia das ist: Die ganze Göttliche Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Deutchen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers; mit jedes Capitels kurzen Summarien, auch beygefugten vielen und richtigen Parallelen; Nebts einem Anhang des dritten und vierten Buchs Esra und des dritten Buchs der Maccabaer
Publisher: Gottlob Jungmann (Reading, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1805

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine, with remnants of metal and leather closures, this antique volume is a scarce copy of an early German-language Holy Bible printed in the United States. This Bible is noted as the first German-American Bible printed outside of Philadelphia and as the first Bible printed in Reading, Pennsylvania. Historians note that it resembles the first German Bible printed in the United States known as the Saur Bible, and consider this a continuation of it. Gottlob Jungmann is credited with printing the first German-language Bible with a preprinted family register (Earnest, 2004). This volume, printed in Reading, Pennsylvania, is complete with register. The register bears some handwriting detailing family birth and death records. The earliest record listed is of George Hauck, born January 18, 1790, died July 7, 1862. Several other members of the Hauck family are listed in the register.

The work is illustrated with engraved plates, one of which folds out. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the surfaces, corners and edges of the boards and spine, with some flaking leather. Both boards are detached and present. A bookplate is present inside the front board. The text block is bound with age-toned pages that display occasional scattered foxing. The fold-out illustration is present in two pieces. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 1,285 pages.
 
Lot 4026

$90
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: . These volumes contain information on prominent citizens, historic locations and the general history of the state. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Advanced flaws may include broken spines, detached boards, detached signatures and chipped pages. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and may include library bindings. The volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 4027

$30
Title: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: The Penguin Press
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce, author-signed first printing of the first edition of the author's fourth book. The title page bears an original signature of author Michael Pollan. The volume is complete with mylar-protected dust jacket. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 450 pages.
 
Lot 4028

$80
This lot includes the group of decorative Abraham Lincoln titles shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes from a Writings of Abraham Lincoln set. Included in this lot are volumes one through eight from the 1905 "Centennial Edition" from P. F. Collier and Son. There are duplicate copies of volumes two, four and six. Some volumes feature newer spine covers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4029

$90
Title: The Army and Navy of the United States, From the Period of the Revolution to the Present Day
Author: William Walton
Publisher: George Barrie and Son
Printing Year: 1889-1896
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter-leather with blue cloth-covered boards, bright gilt lettering to the front board, gilt lettering and raised bands to the spine, and with full gilt to the edges of the text block, this antique set is a scarce limited edition of an illustrated record of "...the formation, organization, and general equipment of the land and naval forces of the republic." This set is one of the 500 "Imperial Japan" editions of this work, and is numbered as 257/500. The limitation page states that this set was subscribed for by T. S. Peck, Adjutant-General of Burlington, Vermont. An original signature of T. S. Peck appears on the second front flyleaf of each volume. Theodore Safford Peck (1843 - 1918) was an American Civil War veteran who received the Medal of Honor "... for gallantry in action at Newport Barracks, N. C., February 2, 1864" (courtesy of Wikipedia). The work is illustrated with hundreds of full-page and in-text illustrations. The volumes show external age/wear with rubbing concentrated at the extremities of the boards and spines. The front board of volume one is detached and present. The rear board of volume two is detached and present. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The volumes have some aroma of tobacco smoke. The books measure approximately 15 1/2" x 20 1/4".
 
Lot 4030

$80
Title: Mr. Nip and Mr. Tuck
Author: Caroline D. Emerson
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company
Printing Year: 1930

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with yellow designs and lettering to the front board, this antique volume is a scarce children's book illustrated by Lois Lenski. The work is illustrated with many drawings of the famous Mr. Nip and Mr. Tuck characters. The volume shows light external age/wear with shelfwear, some soiling of the front board and with a sunned spine. The text block is bound with clean pages. The text block has started to separate between pages 118 and 119. Pages 29-32 display a small hole (approximately 4mm in length) towards their lower edge. The front board is slightly shaken. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 173 pages.
 
Lot 4031

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of literature titles:

- Rights of Man by Thomas Paine - Dated 1961 by The Heritage Press - This volume features illustrations by Lynd Ward. The volume is complete with slipcase.
- The Indian How Book by Arthur C. Parker (Gawaso Wanneh) - Dated 1927 by George H. Doran - The lower section of some pages display moisture marks concentrated towards the spine.
- Magical Experiments or Science in Play by Arthur Wood - Dated 1894 by David McKay
- Boy and Girl Tramps of America by Thomas Minehan - Dated 1934 by Farrar and Rinehart - The volume displays a sunned spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4032

$55
This lot includes the group of World history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics, including travel guides, Italy, Medieval England, and Parisians, as well as specific titles on the life of John Burroughs and the lives and travels of Livingstone and Stanley. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4033

$25
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the United States shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles and subjects include: Pride of Britannia Humbled, Lincoln the Unknown, A Short Synopsis of the Most Essential Points in Hawaiian Grammar, Life of Abraham Lincoln, An Elegant History of Political Parties, Service with Fighting Men and Trailing the Giant Panda, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4034

$10
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800's and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the The Art Interchange, A Household Journal publication:

- edited by Mrs. Josephine Redding - Dated from July 2, 1887 to December 17, 1887, including issues Vol. XIX, No. 1 through Vol. XIX, No. 13
- edited by Mrs. Josephine Redding - Dated from December 31, 1887 to June 16, 1888, including issues Vol. XX, No. 1 through Vol. XX, No. 13
- edited by Mrs. Josephine Redding - Dated from June 30, 1888 to December 15, 1888, including issues Vol. XXI, No. 1 through Vol. XXI, No. 13
- edited by Mrs. Josephine Redding - Dated from January 5, 1889 to June 22, 1889, including issues Vol. XXII, No. 1 through Vol. XXII, No. 13

These large volumes are uniformly bound in black cloth with three quarter black leather and bright gilt embossing. The volumes contain full-page engravings and illustrations throughout. These are ex-library volumes, with bookplates inside of the front boards and occasional stamps. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4035

$120
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Maine during the Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include regimental histories and reports from regimental reunions. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Advanced flaws may include broken spines, detached boards and spine covers, detached signatures and chipped and torn pages. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and may appear in library bindings. Additionally, the volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 4036

$130
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in Vermont shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Bennington, Burlington, Berlin, Bethel, Brookline, Brattleboro and Bradford. These volumes contain information on local citizens, historic locations and the general history of the towns. Several volumes are dedicated to local churches. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Advanced flaws may include broken spines, detached boards, detached signatures and chipped pages. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and may include library bindings. The volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 4037

$50
Title: A Practical Treatise on the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Spermatorrhea
Author: Claude François Lallemand
Publisher: Blanchard and Lea
Printing Year: 1853

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce medical work on spermatorrhea, the condition of excessive, involuntary ejaculation. Claude François Lallemand was a French physician whose warnings about the dangers of spermatorrhoea resurrected the age-old belief that loss of sperm could be dangerous to health. This belief eventually became a major medical concern throughout the Western world (historical information courtesy of Wikipedia). The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine. A previous owner's inscription, and some light handwriting, is present on the front endpapers. The front board has started to separate from the spine. The text block is bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 328 pages (plus 32 pages of publisher's advertisements).
 
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