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Lot 343

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Hunting and Fishing:

- The American Hunter by Frank Winch - Dated 1923 by National Sportsman, Inc.
- The Compleat Angler; or the Contemplative Man's Recreation by Izaak Walton - Undated by Ward, Lock, & Co. - Spine slightly torn at top.
- African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1910 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine. Front board detaching from spine, water marks on boards.
- Skeet and How to Shoot It by Bob Nichols - Dated 1939 by Greenberg - Dustjacket slightly torn near 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
Lot 344

$6
This boxlot includes the group of Theology 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 345

$14
This boxlot includes the group of reference 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 346

$35
Title: Chase Fruit and Flowers in Natural Colors: Photographic Reproductions True to Life
Publisher: Chase Brothers Company (Rochester, NY)
Printing Year: 1922

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce catalogue of nursery stock items. The work is profusely illustrated with many full color photographs of flowers and fruits. In the introductory text, entitled "To Our Salesmen and Patrons," it is stated that: "We have prepared these illustrations with the thought in mind that technical descriptions, however simply written, are not always easily understood and that the readiest means of comparison and identification for the average planter would be found in color work of this kind. No expense has been spared in the attempt to make the plates the best possible with the present knowledge of reproduction in color. Varieties considered important from various standpoints are pictured, simplifying the selection of fruits of proven merit for the home or orchard, and ornamentals for beautifying purposes." An acknowledgement recognizes the contribution of Professors Hedrick and Taylor, Pomologists at the New York Experiment Station, in the production of this work. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 10.75" and contains 138 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 347

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Cook Books:

- Cooking and Castle Building by Emma P. Ewing - Dated 1880 by James R. Osgood and Company - Gilt embossing on spine.
- Mrs. Rorer's Philadelphia Cook Book by Mrs. S.T. Rorer - Dated 1886 by Arnold and Company - Slight water marks on front and rear boards, which are detaching from spine.
- The American Girls Handy Book by Lina Beard & Adelia B. Beard - Dated 1887 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Ex-school library copy. Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Top and bottom of spine are taped.
- The White House Cook Book by Hugo Ziemann and Mrs. F.L. Gillette - Dated 1926 by The Saalfield Publishing Company - Faded cat's paw design on textblock. 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: $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 348

$110
This lot includes the pair of boxed books by Elbert Hubbard shown in the corresponding image. This edition of "The Tale of Two Tailors," published by the Roycrofters in 1909 in a limited edition of fifteen hundred copies, has suede-backed spine with paper title labels. The front boards show stylized black lettering. Each book is signed by the author. These are copy numbers 1193 and 1196. The volumes are illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits of Nathan Stein, founder of a Rochester wholesale tailoring business, whose exemplary biography is presented here. Books are in excellent condition and accompanied by cards reading "Compliments of / The Stein Bloch Co. / Rochester, N. Y." (The rear board of one of the books has very small dents resulting from a puncture to back of box). A promotional booklet entitled "At Ease in Stein Bloch Clothes" has been laid in one of the boxes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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 349

$6
This boxlot includes the group of Freemasonry 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: $18.50
Lot 350

$45
Title: Voices from the Tombs or Epitaphs, Original and Selected: with a Large Selection of Appropriate Texts of Scripture: and an Historical and Moral Essay on Sepulchral Customs, and Monumental Inscriptions
Author: Rev. B. Richings
Publisher: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday (London)
Printing Year: 1858

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled brown cloth with bright gilt embossing depicting tomb on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce theological work. The volume shows light external age/wear. The book has a rebound spine. Text block is intact and contains clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.25" and contains xiv/337 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 351

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on New York State (at) exhibitions:

- Report of the Board of Commissioners Representing the State of New York at the Cotton States and International Exposition - Dated 1896 by Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. State Printers - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- New York at the Jamestown Exposition by Cuyler Reynolds - Dated 1909 by J.B. Lyon Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Ex-library copy.
- New York at the Lewis and Clark Exposition - Dated 1906 by Brandow Printing Company
- Report of the Board of General Managers of the Exhibit of the State of New York at the World's Columbian Exposition - Dated 1894 by James B. Lyon - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Water marks on front and rear covers.
- Report of the Legislative Committee from the State of New York to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - Dated 1910 by J.B. Lyon Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Report of the Board of General Managers of the Exhibit of the State of New York at the Pan-American Exposition - Dated 1902 by J.B. Lyon Company - Gilt embossing 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: $20.50. 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 352

$12
Title: Lights and Shadows of New York Life; or, the Sights and Sensations of the Great City: A Work Descriptive of the City of New York in All Its Various Phrases
Author: James D. McCabe, Jr.
Publisher: National Publishing Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of New York City. The work is illustrated with "numerous fine engravings of noted places, life and scenes in New York." The volume shows external age/wear, with fraying to cover edges and top and bottom of spine. Front board has small indentation at the outside edge. Text block is intact and solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.75" and contains 850 pages plus 6 page of publisher's 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 353

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on world history:

- Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz by Esther Roper - Dated 1970 by Kraus Reprint Co. - Decorative gilt binding.
- Lydia and Maynard by Polly Hill & Richard Keynes - Dated 1989 by Andre Deutsch - In dustjacket.
- Samothrace: The Rotunda of Arsinoe by James R. McCredie, et al - Dated 1992 by Princeton University Press - Two volumes, text and plates. Bollingen Series LX-7.

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 354

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage Railway titles:

- Rules and Regulations of Operating Department - Dated c. 1915 by Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway Company - Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering this antique volume is a scarce railway manual. The work is illustrated with many drawings of signals used to regulate rail travel.
- Instructions on Combustion and the Economical Use of Fuel - Dated 1917 by Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway Company - original wrappers, illustrated
- The Pittsburg, SHAWMUT & Northern Railway Company by Paul Pietrak - Dated 1969 by Paul Pietrak (North Boston, NY) - original wrappers, signed by author, profusely illustrated with b/w photographs

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 355

$10
This boxlot includes the group of German Theology 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: $21.50
Lot 356

$20
Title: Settlement Excavations at Borgo Le Ferriere "Satricum"
Author: Marianne Maaskant-Kleibrink
Publisher: Egbert Forsten (Groningen, The Netherlands)
Printing Year: 1987
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this set contains detailed reports of the excavations carried out by the Groningen Institute of Archaeology at the site of the acropolis of Le Ferriere (c. 60 km south of Rome). This site shows "a most interesting transition, within a continuing civilisation, from simple round and oval hut-dwelling to habitations in large square houses with stone foundations and a large courtyard." The first volume contains the campaigns of 1979, 1980, 1981; volume two the campaigns of 1983, 1985 and 1987. The work is illustrated with frontispiece photographs of the excavation. Folding maps are included in rear pockets. The volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Both volumes are in dustjackets. The books measure approximately 10" x 12.75" and contains VIII/356 and VIII/384 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50

Lot 357

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Cook Books:

- Cookery and Domestic Economy for Young Housewives - Dated 1876 by William and Robert Chambers - Significant external wear: lacks spine, covers detached with some loss.
- Treasured Secrets: The Century Cook Book by N.T. Oliver - Dated 1894 by Laird & Lee - Front board detaching from spine.
- The Philosophy of Housekeeping: A Scientific and Practical Manual by Joseph B. Lyman & Laura E. Lyman - Dated 1869 by S.M. Betts & Co. - Gilt embossing on spine. Front cover detaching from spine.
- The Young Ladies; Journal: Complete Guide to the Work-Table - Undated by E. Harrison - Boards detaching from spine. Minor loss to spine.
- Happy Homes and the Hearts that Make Them by Samuel Smiles - Dated 1882 by U.S. Publishing House - Boards detaching from spine. Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Faded cat's paw design on textblock.

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. 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 358

$45
Title: New York
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Publisher: Longmans, Green , and Co.
Printing Year: 1891 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early work by the man who would become the twenty-sixth President of the United States ten years after the publication of this title. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece map and two fold-out maps. The maps show the city in three points in its historical development: as Dutch settlement (1664-1668), as colonial city (1767), and as modern metropolis at the end of the nineteenth century. The last of these maps has bottom portion torn off and laid in. This title is one in the series "Historic Towns" edited by E. A. Freeman and Rev. William Hunt. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 232 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 359

$40
This boxlot includes the group of reference 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 360

$22
Title: Official Map of Classification and Freight Traffic Assn. Territories
Publisher: Central Freight Association
Printing Year: 1913

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume contains a large-format, fold-out color map of the United States. This cloth-backed map is made up of 21 panels and measures 37" x 25". Lines mark the boundaries of the different Territories: e.g., Trans-Continental Freight Bureau Territory; South Western Tariff Committee Territory; Western Trunk Line Committee Territory. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5". 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 361

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Rochester:

- The Rochesterian by Joseph O'Connor - Dated 1911 by The Genesee Press - Two Volume set. Gilt embossing on front covers and spines.
- Rochester in Song and Verse by Thomas Thackeray Swinburne - Dated 1924 by Henry Conolly Co. - Signed wrappers. Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Good Enough for Grandpa... by Curt Gerling - Dated 1958 by Plaza Publishers - Signed stated first edition in dustjacket.
- Monroe County, 1821-1971: The Sesqui-Centennial Account of the History of Monroe County, New York by Howard C. Hosmer - Dated 1971 by Flower City Printing, Inc. - Signed stated first edition in mylar cover.

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: $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 362

$103
Title: Mein Kampf
Author: Adolf Hitler
Publisher: Zentralverlag der NSDAP (Munich)
Printing Year: 1935

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce pre-war German edition of Hitler's fundamental work, part autobiography, part postulation of the ideological tenets of National Socialism, part formulation of its political program. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Hitler (now detached and laid in). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with unmarked, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 782 pages plus 9 pages of publisher's announcements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 363

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Foreign Trains:

- Steam Locomotives of Japan by Naotaka Hirota - Dated 1972 by Kodansha International LTD. - Stated first edition in dust jacket.
- Russian Steam Locomotives by H.M. LeFleming & J.H. Price - Dated 1972 by Drake Publishers Inc. - In dustjacket.
- 50 Jahre Einheitslokomotiven by Alfred B. Gottwaldt - Dated 1975 by Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung Stuttgart - Wrappers in dustjacket. German text.
- Endstation Rheine by Wolfgang Staiger - Dated 1977 by Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung Stuttgart - In dustjacket. German text.

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
Lot 364

$30
,Title: Wright's Book of 3000 Practical Receipts, or Complete Book of Reference, Containing Valuable and Important Receipts for Medicine, Cookery, Pastry, Preserving, Pickling, Confectionary, Distilling, Perfumery, Varnishing, Chemicals, Dyeing, and Agriculture
Author: A. S. Wright
Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers
Printing Year: no date provided

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce cook book and household guide. The volume shows external age/wear, with chipping to top and bottom of spine. Text block is intact and solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 359 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 365

$8
This boxlot includes the group of Cut-Out Books of Historic European Buildings 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: $18.50
Lot 366

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition Historical Biographies by Hilaire Belloc in mylar-protected dustjackets:

- Danton: A Study - Dated 1928 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Stated First American Edition
- Louis XIV - Dated 1938 by Harper & Brothers Publishers
- Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury; 1533-1556 - Dated 1939 by J.B. Lippincott Company

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
Lot 367

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Cooking and Housekeeping:

- The Book of Entrees by Thomas J. Murrey - Dated 1889 by Frederick A. Stokes & Brother
- Salads and Sauces by Thomas J. Murrey - Dated 1889 by Frederick A. Stokes & Brother - notation
- A Book of Dorcas Dishes by Kate Douglas Wiggin - Dated 1911 by N/A - Slight water marks on some pages.
- Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent by Fannie Merritt Farmer - Dated 1909 by Little, Brown, and Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- The Hostess of To-Day by Linda Hull Larned - Dated 1899 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- How to Set the Table for Every Occasion by Sara Swain Adams - Dated 1921 by Derryvale Linen Co., Inc. - Mylar cover

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: $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 368

$45
Title: Gentlemen Up
Author: William B. Streett
Publisher: Derrydale Press
Printing Year: 1930 Limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce account of the great American amateur steeplechase race meetings by a gentleman rider. The work contains beautiful color and b/w illustrations by Paul Brown. This is one of 850 copies. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture markings to spine, side edge of front board, and staining to the top right-hand corner of rear board. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. Pages show rippling The book measures approximately 8.75" x 11.25" and contains 60 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 369

$12
Title: History of Onondaga County, New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Author: W. W. Clayton
Publisher: D. Mason & Co. (Syracuse, NY)
Printing Year: 1878

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather with bright gilt embossing to front boards, this antique volume is a scarce local history of an upstate New York county. The work is illustrated with many plates and tissue-guarded portraits. The volume shows significant external age/wear. Volume is disbound and text block is shaken. Spine is torn and peeling. Gilt-edged pages are clean and unmarked. Several pages are loose. Final ten pages have moisture stain running along top edge, with final page torn and detached. Rear fly-leaf also detached. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12" and contains 428 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50

Lot 370

$35
Title: The Mary Frances Knitting and Crocheting Book or Adventures among the Knitting People
Author: Jane Eayre Fryer
Publisher: John C. Winston Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1918

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with color pastedown illustration on front cover, this volume is a scarce fairy narrative designed to teach the knitting and crocheting of doll's clothing. The work is illustrated by Jane Allen Boyer with color plates and in-text illustrations plus many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear. Front hinge is cracked. Pages are clean and unmarked. Gift inscription on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 7" x 9.25" and contains 270 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 371

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Rochester:

- Short Skyride: A Story of Golden Days in Rochester by Elbert Angevine - Undated by George F. Burns Press, Inc.
- Traveling on the Democratic Donkey by Clement G. Lanni - Dated 1925 by Rochester Alliance Press, Inc. - Signed. Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- On the Newspaper Front by Frank Tripp - Dated 1954 by Gannett Newspapers - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- From Little Acorns: The Story of Oak Hill, 1901-1976 by Howard C. Hosmer - Dated 1977 by Oak Hill Country Club - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Slight water marking on front and rear endpapers.
- Rochester Song Book - Dated 1910 by Kendrick P. Shedd

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. 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 372

$140
Title: Young Sailor's Assistant in Practical Seamanship
Author: Lieut. Emory H. Taunt
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early seamanship manual. The work contains many in-text and full-page drawings, together with a number of color plates. A paper compass in working order is also present. The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners, moisture markings to bottom outside corner of front cover and sunning to spine. The book is solidly bound. Title page has two minor tears. Remaining pages are intact and unmarked.. Front endpaper bears the name of Calvin H. Cobb of the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 460 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 373

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on U.S. trains:

- Leatherstocking Rails: A History of Railroading Along the Upper Susquehanna by Jim Loudon - Dated 2005 by Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society - Stated first edition in wrappers.
- Diesels From Eddystone: The Story of Baldwin Diesel Locomotives by Gary W. & Stephen F. Dolzall - Dated 1984 by Kalmbach Publishing Co. - In wrappers.
- North American Steam Locomotives: The Northerners by Jack W. Farrell & Mike Pearsall - Dated 1975 by Pacific Fast Mail - In dustjacket and slipcase.
- New York Central and the Trains of the Future by Geoffrey H. Doughty - Dated 1997 by TLC Publishing, Inc.

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
Lot 374

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the Brontės:

- The Birth of Wuthering Heights: Emily Brontė at Work by Edward Chitham - Dated 1998 by Macmillan Press Ltd - First printing in dustjacket
- Emily Brontė by Charles Simpson - Dated 1929 by Country Life Ltd (London)
- The Belgian Essays by Charlotte and Emily Brontė - Dated 1996 by Yale University Press - first printing in dustjacket
- A Life of Anne Brontė by Edward Chitham - Dated 1991 by Blackwell (Oxford) - Wrappers
- Charlotte Brontė's High Life in Verdopolis: A Story from the Glass Town Saga by Christine Alexander - Dated 1995 by British Library - dustjacket
- Brontė Country by Glenda Leeming et al. - Dated 1994 by Grange Books - 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 375

$8
This boxlot includes the group of Agriculture Yearbooks 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: $21.50
Lot 376

$26
Title: Geologic Story of the Genesee Valley and Western New York Told in Word and Pictur
Author: Herman LeRoy Fairchild
Publisher: Published by the author
Printing Year: 1928 Inscribed and signed by the author

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing and paste-on photo to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce description of geological history. The work is illustrated with many photographs. in-text drawings and maps. It also contains a large, well-preserved fold-out map. Inscription on half-title page reads: "Mr. George S. Van Schaick with / regards of / Herman L. Fairchild / To help a bit in your / deferred course in Geologic Science." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.25" and contains 215 pages. A pamphlet entitled "An Outline of the Properties of Common Minerals and a Field Classification of Rocks", arranged by Thomas M. Hills of Vassar College, has been laid in. 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 377

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on World History:

- Switzerland Through the Stereoscope by M.S. Emery - Dated 1901 by Underwood and Underwood - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Rear cover has pocket which contains separate map book.
- Inde I Fjordene - Undated by N/A - Slight water mark on rear cover.
- Through the Alps to the Apennines by P.G. Konody - Dated 1911 by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. - Gilt embossing on spine.
- Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys by Amelia B. Edwards - Dated 1890 by George Routledge and Sons - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Discovery of the North Pole by Frederick A. Cook - Dated 1909 by J.T. Moss - Gilt embossing on front and rear covers.

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 378

$12
Title: History of the World War
Author: Frank H. Simonds
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1917 - 1920
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 Volume Set

Notes: Volumes are bound in gray cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Volumes are profusely illustrated with many maps of battles and military deployments. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50

Lot 379

$16
Title: Works
Author: John Morley
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Printing Year: 1886
Number of Volumes: 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards and bright gilt embossing to spine, this handsome antique set is a scarce collection of the British writer and statesman. The works included in this set: "Critical Miscellanies" (3 vols.); "Rousseau" (2 vols.); "Diderot and the Encyclopaedists" (2 vols.); "Voltaire"; "On Compromise"; "Burke." The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges. Both volumes on Diderot and the first on Rousseau lack spine title labels. The books measure approximately 4.75" x 7". 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 380

$70
Title: The Magic City: A Massive Portfolio of Original Photographic Views of the Great World's Fair and Its Treasures of Art, including a Vivid Representation of the Famous Midway Plaisance
Author: J. W. Buel
Publisher: Historical Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1894

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique oblong volume is a scarce photographic record of the Chicago World's Fair. The work contains 300 photographic illustrations with graphic descriptions by the author. The volume shows external age/wear, with top corners bumped, and rubbing and minor tears to extremities. It is solidly bound with clean pages. Rear endpaper has a tear from the bottom edge near the hinge measuring 5.25" and the preceding preliminary page has tears along the bottom edge. The book measures approximately 14" x 11.25". Pages are unnumbered. 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.

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