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Lot 1

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique New York railway titles:

- The General Railroad Laws of the State of New York, Including the General Corporation Law, the Stock Corporation Law, the Railroad Law and the Condemnation Law: Being the Laws Relating to Railroad Corporations, as Revised by the Commissioners of Statutory Revision, and Enacted by the Legislatures of 1890 and 1892, and the Other Laws Specifically Applicable to Railroad Corporations by Cumming & Danaher - Dated 1892 by James B. Lyon, Publishers (Albany, NY) - This volume lacks spine, front board is detached. Text block is intact with clean pages (three pages have annotations in pencil)
- Railway Signaling: Chemistry -- Materials Magnetism and Electricity - Dated 1909 by School of Railway Signaling (Utica, NY)- Volume II, Stated first edition. Volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with leather showing tears and peeling. Corners are bumped. Text block is intact, with clean, unmarked pages. Many in-text illustrations

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 2

$140
Title: History of Travel in America: Showing the Development of Travel and Transportation from the Crude Methods of the Canoe and the Dog-Sled to the Highly Organized Railway Systems of the Present, Together with a Narrative of the Human Experiences and Changing Social Conditions that Accompanied this Economic Conquest of the Continent
Author: Seymour Dunbar
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company (Indianapolis)
Printing Year: 1915
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume limited edition set, inscribed and signed by author

Notes: Bound in pale blue boards and white cloth spine with bright title lettering on paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce extensive survey of early travel in America with excellent illustrations. Drawing largely on primary material, Dunbar centers his book on five key events: the organization of government in the Ohio country and Northwest Territory (1787-1789); the recognition and acceptance of steam propulsion (1807-1809); the beginning of the railway period (1828-1829); the gold rush of 1848-1849; and the completion of the transcontinental railway in 1869.

This is copy number 196 of 250. The work is illustrated with tissue-covered color frontispiece engravings and 8 tipped-in color plates. Included are also maps and an extensive bibliography. The inscription on the front endpaper reads as follows:" To / L. D. / from / Seymour Dunbar / ---- / I said I would try to make it / worthy of you, and I failed." A four-page manuscript of poetry by the author is laid in. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Each volume is in original gray cloth dustjacket with gilt lettering to spine. Dustjacket of first volume shows mild soiling. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50

Lot 3

$26
Title: Fleurs latines des dames et des gens du monde: Clef des citations latines que l'on rencontre frequemment dans les ouvrages des ecrivains francais / Fleurs historiques des dames et des gens du monde: Clef des allusions aux faits et aux mots celebres que l'on rencontre frequemment dans les ouvrages des ecrivains francais
Author: Pierre Larousse
Publisher: Librarie Larousse (Paris)
Printing Year: c. 1880
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in half-leather with pebbled red cloth showing bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce literary reference work by the famous French lexicographer and grammarian. The first volume contains a preface by Jules Janin and the second volume is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50

Lot 4

$150
Title: Regimental History of the First New York Dragoons (Originally the 130th N. Y. Vol. Infantry) during Three Years of Active Service in the Great Civil War
Author: Rev. J. R. Bowen
Publisher: Published by the author
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of testimonial accounts of a military unit that saw action during the Civil War. The author characterizes the distinct nature of his work as follows: "It may differ from most war books in that it is comparatively free from dry statistics and mere details of military movements. On the contrary, the effort has been made to supply a missing part in soldier history by the introduction of suitable anecdotes, daring adventures, thrilling incidents, and descriptions of camp life, as well as the wreck, roar, and carnage of battle; all, however, drawn from experience within our own regiment." Their service was mainly in Virginia from 1863-1865. The appendix contains, among other things, a list of engagements, list of captures, itinerary of the regiment, roster of first New York dragoons, regimental badge. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and many photographs of members of the unit.

The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8" and contains 464 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 5

$60
Title: The Oneonta: The Red Man as Soldier, Containing a Brief But True Relation of the Memorable Struggle with the Skaniatarat-Haga or People-From-Beyond-The-Greatwater
Author: Willard E. Yager
Publisher: Oneonta Herald Print
Printing Year: 1912

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce early history of Native Americans. The volume shows light external age/wear, with corners of front cover chipped off, and minor loss of material to bottom of spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 152 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 6

$150
Title: Heath's Infallible Counterfeit Detector at Sight: The Only Infallible Method of Detecting Counterfeit, Spurious, and Altered Bank-Notes, and Applicable to All Banks in the United States and Canada, as Now in Circulation, or that May Be Issued, with Genuine Bank-Note Designs, by the American Bank-Note Company
Author: Laban Heath
Publisher: A. Williams & Co. (Boston)
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a rare early work on counterfeiting. The author states in his introduction: "The object of this work is to furnish the public in a brief and comprehensive form with the means of detecting Counterfeit Bank-Notes at sight, - the same means employed by Engravers, Brokers, Cashiers, and other experts." The book is illustrated with 8 finely engraved, tissue-guarded plates of bank note design elements interspersed in the text, plate 6 serving as a frontispiece, plate 4 printed in red ink, plate 8 printed in green ink. Two sample counterfeit notes are also included.

This well-preserved volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 6.5" and contains 32 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 7

$28
Title: The Secrets of the Great City: A Work Descriptive of the Virtues and the Vices, the Mysteries, Miseries and Crimes of New York City
Author: Edward Winslow Martin
Publisher: Jones, Brothers & Co. (Philadelphia, PA)
Printing Year: 1868

Condition/Details: Bound in purple cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of New York City. The work contains many engravings of sites and landmarks of the city, as well as five fold-out plates illustrating everyday urban scenes. The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning to spine. and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 8.75" and contains 552 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8

$80
Title: C. V. J.: Nicknames of Maitre D's & Other Excerpts from Life
Author: Julian Schnabel
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1987 First printing

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with the three letters of title reproduced on covers as white paint brush strokes, this volume is a scarce collection of the work of acclaimed artist and filmmaker J. Schnabel (b. 1951), a major figure in the Neo-Expressionism movement and, more recently, director of such films as "Before Night Falls" (2000) and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (2007). The work is profusely and lavishly illustrated with (full-page) color reproductions. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Acetate dustjacket is intact. The book measures approximately 9" x 12.5" and contains 222 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50

Lot 9

$90
Title: The Oriental Annual or Scenes in India
Author: Rev. Hobart Caunter
Publisher: Charles Tilt (London)
Printing Year: 1837

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt elephant, palm tree and camel designs, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated history of India. The work is illustrated with 22 engravings from drawings by William Daniell. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with gilt edges and age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8" and contains 242 pages plus 10 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 10

$110
Title: Green Hills of Africa
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1935 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce first edition of the American writer's second work of nonfiction, an account of a safari he took in East Africa in 1935. The volume shows light external age/wear, with fading to spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This book has decorations by Edward Shenton. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 295 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 11

$8
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Rochester business:

- My Years with Xerox by John H. Dessauer - Dated 1971 by Doubleday & Company - Signed stated first edition in dustjacket
- Chronicles of a Second African Trip by George Eastman - Dated 1987 by The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries
- George Eastman: A Picture Story of an Out-of-Doors Man: Camping, Fishing, Hunting by George Whipple - Undated by N/A

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 12

$100
Title: History of Livingstone County, New York: From Its Earliest Traditions to the Present Together with Early Town Sketches
Editor: Lockwood R. Doty
Publisher: W. J. Van Deusen, Publisher (Jackson, Michigan)
Printing Year: 1905

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce regional history that provides detailed information on Native American cultures in the area of New York under consideration, as well as on the subsequent European colonization of the territory, and the effects of various military conflicts up to and including the U. S. Civil War. The work is illustrated with many plates depicting key figures and/or moments in the historical development of Livingstone County. This book contains an appendix and a biographical dictionary. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, gilt-edged pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 9.75" and contains 1016/lxxix/142 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 13

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on British History in decorative gilt binding:

- The Queen's Resolve by Charles Bullock - Undated by Home Words Publishing Office
- On An Irish Jaunting-Car by S.G. Bayne - Dated 1902 by Harper & Brothers - Signed. Spine torn at top and bottom.
- British Water-Colour Art by Marcus B. Huish - Dated 1904 by The Fine Art Society - Boards detaching from spine.
- The Thames by Mortimer Menpes - Dated 1906 by A. & C. Black
- The American Pilgrim's Way in England by Marcus B. Huish - Dated 1907 by The Fine Art Society - Front board detaching from spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 14

$200
Title: Indians 1928 Series
Publisher: Indian Motorcycle Company (Springfield, MA)
Printing Year: c. 1928

Condition/Details: Bound in original orange wrappers with red and black lettering under the face of Indian, this antique volume is a company catalogue. The work is illustrated with many photographs, with full-page bright color illustrations of individual motorcycles being offered by the company. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.25" x 6" and contains 20 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 15

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on New York State:

- Appletons' Dictionary of New York and Vicinity - Dated 1883 by D. Appleton & Company - In wrappers
- Solomon Hoxie by Jane L. Hoxie - Dated 1923 by J.L. Hoxie - Decorative gilt binding.
- Light Among the Shadows by Almiron Smith - Dated 1899 by The Faith Tract House - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine. Frontispiece detached from spine. Slight water mark on rear cover.
- The Revision of the Statues of the State of New York and the Revisers by William Allen Butler - Dated 1889 by Banks & Brothers, Law Publishers - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 16

$55
Title: The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade, Ancient and Modern: The Forms of Slavery that Prevailed in Ancient Nations, Particularly Greece and Rome; The African Slave Trade and the Political History of Slavery in the United States
Compiler: W. O. Blake
Publisher: J. & H. Miller
Printing Year: 1858

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with embossed design on front and back covers, this antique volume is a scarce documentary history of slavery and the slave trade based on "authentic and reliable books, documents and records." The work is illustrated with many engravings and contains statistical tables "constructed from the census of 1850." An appendix provides the text of the U. S. Supreme Court decision in the Case of Dred Scott vs. Sandford. The volume shows external age/wear, with tear along top 1.5" of front gutter and rubbing along extremities. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages with marbled edges. Pages show occasional foxing and staining to the margins of first pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10.25" and contains 832 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 17

$103
Title: Traite de paix entre les puissances alliees et associees et l'Allemagne et protocole signes a Versailles, le 28 Juin, 1919 / Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany and Protocol signed at Versailles, June 28, 1919
Publisher: uncredited publisher
Printing Year: 1919

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce official French printing of the Treaty of Versailles. Although the armistice signed on November 111, 918 ended the actual fighting, it took six months of negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference to conclude the peace treaty. Of the many provisions in the treaty, one of the most important and controversial required Germany and its allies to accept responsibility for causing the war and, under the terms of articles 231-248, to disarm, make substantial territorial concessions and pay reparations to certain countries that had formed the Entente powers. The Treaty was undermined by subsequent events starting as early as 1922 and was widely flouted by the mid-thirties.

The content of the volume is presented in parallel French and English texts. Each text comprises 213 pages and is divided into 15 clauses: [i] The Covenant of the League of Nations. [ii] Boundaries of Germany. [iii] Political Clauses for Europe. [iv] German Rights and Interests Outside Germany. [v] Military, Naval and Air Clauses. [vi] Prisoners of War and Graves. [vii] Penalties. [viii] Reparation. [ix] Financial Clauses. [x] Economic Clauses. [xi] Aerial Navigation. [xii] Ports, Waterways and Railways. [xiii] Labour. [xiv] Guarantees. [xv] Miscellaneous Provisions. The final part consists of facsimile reproductions of the signatures of all the signatories to the treaty. There are four very large fold-out maps : [i] Allemagne Ouest & Allemagne Est (measuring 55" x 42"). [ii] Saar Basin. [iii] Danzig. [iv] Schleswig. Top edges remain uncut. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 13.5" and contains 428 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50

Lot 18

$225
Title: Roll, Jordon, Roll
Author: Julia Peterkin & Doris Ulmann
Publisher: Robert O. Ballou
Printing Year: 1934 Second printing in scarce dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a landmark book documenting life of African Americans of the Gullah culture of coastal Georgia. South Carolina native Peterkins's text is accompanied by ninety of New York photographer Doris Ulmann's exceptional gravure photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, with top and bottom edges sunned. The book is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Previous owner's name and address are written on front endpaper. Mylar-covered dustjacket is intact, with small tears to extremities. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 8.75" and contains 251 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 19

$60
Title: Self-Educator for a Rising Race: A Practical Manual of Self-Help for the Future Development of Ambitious Colored Americans; Being a Collection of Inspiring Essays on the Great Opportunities of a Noble People.
Author: Joseph R. Gay et al.
Publisher: Monarch Company (Nashville, Tennessee)
Printing Year: 1913

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt embossing and pastedown to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce profusely illustrated self-help manual intended to promote the advancement of African-Americans. The work is divided in two parts entitled "Life Lines of Success" and "Life Lines of Success." The first part provides an overview of the historical experience of black people in America in the sense indicated by the publishers in their preface: "Let us begin anew in the light of past experience and with the advantage of progress already won. Let us forget our past troubles, both real and imaginary. Let us bury the failures, misfortunes and mistakes of the past half century and make a new, fresh start for greater success in life." The publisher's preface contains the following characterization of the second part: "This volume is a real survey of the vital questions that affect us in everyday life. The department presenting a series of instructions under the title "Life Lines of Knowledge" is interesting and stimulating, dealing with the INDIVIDUAL and his latent powers and of his practical relations with mankind. It offers many sane and practical suggestions, tending to a rich personal life." This book offers a number of photographs of individuals and groups of people seen as exemplary community members. There are several in-text drawings that are intended to be illustrative of the "secrets of human life." The volume shows significant external age/wear, with advanced deterioration to binding, with split hinges exposing the mull. Some pages are loose. The book measures approximately 7" x 9.25" and contains 512 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 20

$60
Title: Homes for the People in Suburb and Country: The Villa, the Mansion and the Cottage, Adapted to American Climate and Wants. With Examples Showing How to Alter and Remodel Old Buildings. In a Series of One Hundred Original Designs
Author: Gervase Wheeler
Publisher: C. Scribner
Printing Year: 1857

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce early work by the English-born architect, whose work is associated with a new house style known as the Stick Style. It was a style that represented the most innovative design concepts and building technologies of its time. "Today historians often call Stick a transitional style, a bridge between the picturesque Gothic of the 1840s and '50s and the full flowering of Victorian ideas in the Queen Anne houses of the 1880s and '90s. While such a perspective is academically accurate generations later, in its day the Stick house was nothing if not totally fresh, up-to-date and, most of all, modern. While some critics found them slightly vulgar, few could deny these houses were "inventive" and "vivacious." People of wealth and standing wanted them; the public accepted and built them. Stick houses were high-concept buildings that capitalized on the best resources of the era." (Old House Online Journal)

The work is illustrated with engravings and in-text drawings and house plans. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8" and contains x/443 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 21

$11
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Rochester Academia:

- Blazing New Trails: The Biography of a Pioneer in Education by George Wilson Hoke - Dated 1937 by Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute
- Rochester and Colgate: Historical Backgrounds of the Two Universities by Jesse Leonard Rosenberger - Dated 1925 by University of Chicago Press
- Twenty-Fourth Annual Circular and Catalogue of Williams & Rogers' Rochester Business University - Dated 1888 by Union and Advertiser Company, Printers - includes fold-out plate of Rochester offices
- West High School Faculty Cooking Recipes - Dated 1909 by Room 22 - String binding
- The University of Rochester: The First Hundred Years - Dated 1950 by University of Rochester Centennial Committee - Wrappers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 22

$70
Title: Washington Women's Cook Book
Compiler: Linda Deziah Jennings
Publisher: Washington Equal Suffrage Association
Printing Year: 1909

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth with orange decorative designs depicting pennants stating "Votes for Women" and "Good Things To Eat," this antique volume is a scarce suffrage cook book. The motto presented on the title page seems to state its greater purpose quite succinctly: "Give us a vote and we will cook / The better for a wide outlook." The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners and slightly soiled boards. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. A moisture stain can be seen progressively diminishing in size at the top of preliminary page, title page, and first few pages. The text is not affected by staining The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9.25" and contains 256 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 23

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles World War One:

- Going Through With a Golden Spoon by Dudley Hess - Undated by N/A
- The People's War Book by James Martin Miller & H.S. Canfield - Dated 1919 by The R.C. Barnum Co. - Signed copy. Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Days of Glory by Frederic Villiers - Dated 1920 by George H. Doran Company
- With the 57th in France by R. Ernest Dupuy - Dated c1930 by Our Army, Inc. - Gilt embossing on front cover.
- Collier's New Photographic History of the World's War by Francis J. Reynolds & C.W. Taylor - Dated 1918 by P.F. Collier & Son - Oblong. Spine torn, especially at top.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 24

$226
Title: The Apples of New York: Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1903
Author: S. A. Beach et al.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1905
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce pomological work. This catalogue of over 700 varieties of apples is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece illustrations and many half-tone and color plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.75" x 9.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 25

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on theology:

- A Voice to Youth by J.M. Austin - Dated 1846 by Caleb Bartlett - Decorative gilt binding. Boards detaching from spine.
- History of the Sandwich Islands - Undated by American Sunday-School Union - Decorative gilt binding. Water marks on rear board.
- The Princess Unca, and Other Stories - Undated by Crosby, Nichols, and Co. - Decorative gilt binding. Boards detaching from spine.
- The Scripture Alphabet of Animals by Harriet N. Cook - Dated 1842 by American Tract Society - Boards detaching from spine, which is slightly torn at top and bottom.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 26

$90
Title: Camp-Fires in the Canadian Rockies
Author: William T. Hornaday
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1919

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce account of a mountain expedition in British Columbia. The author states his goal as follows: "...my chief object was to get into the home of the mountain goat, and learn at first hand something strange personality of that remarkable. The most valuable result of the trip, however, is Mr. Phillips' wonderful photographs of a live mountain goat, secured at risks of life and limb that were really unjustifiable." The work thus contains seventy illustrations by John M. Phillips. Two maps are also included. The volume shows light external age/wear, with markings to edges of the top of spine. Small library plate of Cogswell Bentley is pasted to upper left-hand corner of front endpaper. There are no other library markings. The book is solidly bound with clean pages, measures approximately 6.25" x 9", and contains 353 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 27

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Washington, D.C. history:

- Washington: The City and the Seat of Government by C.H. Forbes-Lindsay - Dated 1908 by John C. Winston Co. - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Ten Years in Washington: Life and Scenes in the National Capital, as a Woman Sees Them by Mary Clemmer Ames - Dated 1974 by A.D. Worthington & Co. - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Front board is detaching from spine.
- The Ladies of the White House; or, In the Home of the Presidents by Laura C. Holloway - Dated 1881 by Bradley, Garretson & Co. - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Washington and Its Romance by Thomas Nelson Page - Dated 1923 by Doubleday, Page & Co. - Stated first edition.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 28

$6
This boxlot includes the group of U.S. History books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books 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 boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in these boxlots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 29

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of antique reference titles:

- The Life of George Herbert by George L. Duyckinck - Dated 1859 by General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union - Cloth binding with decorative gilt.
- The Invasion of America by Julius W. Muller - Dated 1916 by E.P. Dutton & Co. - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine. Front board detaching from spine.
- Report of the Commissioner of Patents - Dated 1858 by James B. Steedman - Decorative gilt binding. Front board detaching from spine.
- The Story of the Sun by Frank M. O'Brien - Dated 1918 by George H. Doran - Decorative gilt binding. Front board detaching from spine.
- The Housekeeper's Helper - Dated 1892 by Union Publishing House - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine. Boards detaching from spine. Last few pages detached from spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 30

$80
Title: Todd's Country Homes, and How to Save Money To Buy a Home; How To Build Neat Cheap Cottages; and How To Gain an Independent Fortune Before Old Age Comes On, with a Description of the Wonderful, Agricultural and Horticultural Advantages of New Jersey Including, Also, a Business Directory
Author: Sereno Edwards Todd
Publisher: Author, Office of the Church Union
Printing Year: 1868

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work that combines a text on rural architecture with a shorter promotional text on "the advantages of New Jersey." The work is illustrated with many in-text engravings and house plans. A business directory is also included. The volume shows external age/wear, with spine detached along front gutter and a cracked front hinge. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and contains 432/129/18 pages plus 33 pages of advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 31

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on history of Rochester, NY:

- Churches of Rochester: Ecclesiastical History of Rochester, NY by Rev. F. DeW. Ward, D.D. - Dated 1871 by Erastus Darrow - Front board detaching from spine, rear board split from spine near top.
- Hundertjahrige Geschichte des Deutschtums von Rochester by Hermann Pfaefflin - Dated 1915 by Deutsch-Amerikanischen Bund von Rochester und Umgegend - Wrappers, German text
- Letters From Abroad by W.E. Sloan - Dated c1925 by N/A - Signed, missing title page and first six pages of text
- The United States Marshal's Office in the World War by John D. Lynn - Dated 1925 by Rochester Historical Society - Reprinted from Volume IV, Publication Fund Series
- Report of the Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Rochester, NY by E.M. Moore - Dated c1898 by Union and Advertiser Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 32

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of history titles that have been signed by author:

- Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser - Dated 1981 by Franklin Library - Limited edition in decorative binding
- Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King - Dated 2002 by Chatto & Windus (London) - First printing in dustjacket
- Thunder in the Rockies: The Incredible Denver Post by Bill Hosokawa - Dated 1976 by William Morrow & Co., Inc. - First printing in mylar-covered dustjacket
- Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market by Eric Schlosser - Dated 2003 by Houghton Mifflin - First printing in mylar-protected dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 33

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on British military history:

- Deeds that Thrill the Empire - Undated by The Standard Art Book Co. LTD. - Two volume set. Gilt embossing on front covers and spines.
- Thrilling Experiences in the War in South Africa by Marshall Everett - Dated 1900 by The Educational Company - Oblong copy. Front board detaching from spine, which is slightly torn at top and bottom.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 34

$45
Title: Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, New York: Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties together with Biographies and Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States
Author: unnamed author
Publisher: Chapman Publishing Co.
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce compendium of local and national/presidential biographies. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, gilt-edged pages. Endpapers are decorated with gold scrolling vine motif against a rich, purple background The book measures approximately 8.75" x 11" and contains 508 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 35

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on theology:

- On the Phenomena of Modern Spiritualism by William B. Hayden - Dated 1855 by Otis Clapp - Decorative gilt binding. Spine torn at top.
- Titcomb's Letters to Young People by Timothy Titcomb - Dated 1859 by Charles Scribner - Decorative gilt binding.
- Woman, Physiologically Considered by Alexander Walker - Dated 1840 by J. & H.G. Langley - Decorative gilt binding. Front cover detaching from spine.
- Home Memories by Mary G. Clarke - Dated 1858 by J.W. Bradley - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine, gilt-edged pages.
- Fetichism and Fetich Worshipers by P. Baudin - Dated 1885 by Benziger Brothers - In wrappers, decorative gilt on front cover. Ex-library copy. Spine slightly torn at top.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 36

$250
Title: The Diamond Atlas with Descriptions of All Countries Exhibiting Their Actual and Comparative Extent, and Their Present Political Divisions, Founded on the Most Recent Discoveries and Rectifications
Author: Charles Colby
Publisher: Samuel N. Gaston
Printing Year: 1857

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with gilt lettering on dark spine labels, this antique volume is a scarce atlas. The work is illustrated with in-text engravings and full-page, hand-colored, steel-engraved maps of the Americas and all the states of the United States, with rare maps of the Western territories, and maps of South America. The volume shows external age/wear, with detaching boards. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 7" x 7.75" and contains 239 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 37

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. history:

- Camp Life in Florida: A Handbook for Sportsmen and Settlers by Charles Hallock - Dated 1876 by Forest and Stream Publishing Company - Gilt embossing on spine.
- Ocean to Ocean on Horseback by Willard Glazier - Dated 1896 by Hubbard Publishing Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Struggles and Triumphs: or, Forty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum by P.T. Barnum - Dated 1871 by American News Company - Gilt embossing on spine. Canvas slightly torn at top and bottom of spine.
- Men of Our Times; or, Leading Patriots of the Day by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Dated 1868 by Hartford Publishing Co. - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Proceedings at the Dinner Given by The Medical Profession of the City of New York, April 12, 1883 to Oliver Wendell Holmes by Wesley M. Carpenter - Dated 1883 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Canvas slightly torn at top and bottom of spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 38

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique titles:

- The Family and Householder's Guide by E. G. Storke - Dated 1859 by Auburn Publishing Company (Auburn, NY) - illustrated, previous owner's stamp on preliminary page
- Histoire de la revolution d'Anglaterre depuis l'avenement de Charles Ier jusqu'a sa mort by Guizot - Dated 1850 by Victor Masson, Librairie (Paris) - Two volumes. Three-quarter leather with raised bands and marbled boards. Each volume lacks one of its two spine labels. Foxing
- Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant - Dated 1880 by D. Appleton and Company- raised bands with gilt lettering
- Homes of the Passing Show by Beatty Kingston et al. - Dated 1900 by Savoy Press - Drawings and illustrations by J. McNeill Whistler, Joseph Pennell, Dudley Hardy, et al.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
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