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Lot 419

$22
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 420

$90
Title: Craftsman Fabrics and Needlework
Editor/Publisher: Gustav Stickley
Printing Year: c. 1905

Condition/Details: Bound in original brown wrappers with bright brown lettering, this antique volume is a very scarce price catalogue of the products offered by the Craftsman Workshops. The work is illustrated with many photographs of the handicrafts Stickley's publication promoted. The main body of text on fabrics and needlework is supplemented by a twenty-five page illustrated text on furniture and metal work. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor chipping to spine and extremities, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 6" and contains 95/xxix 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 421

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. History:

- The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus - Dated 1915 by Paul Edler and Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- America Illustrated by J. David Williams - Dated 1883 by DeWolfe, Fiske & Company - Gilt embossing on front cover.
- Panama-California Exposition - Undated by The Pictorial Publishing Co. - String binding.
- The Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs From the World's Fair - Dated 1894 by The Werner Company - Gilt embossing on spine, which is stripping. Front board is detached, rear board is detaching.

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 422

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on Art and Theater:

- Exhibition of Japanese Buddhistic Art - Dated 1936 by Yamanaka & Co., Inc. (Boston) - Original string-bound wrappers. Profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded plates
- Louis XIV und Regence: Raumkunst und Mobiliar by Seymour de Ricci - Dated 1929 by Julius Hoffmann Verlag (Stuttgart) - ex-library, some warping to boards
- The American Stage of Today: Biographies and Photographs of One Hundred Leading Actors and Actresses - Dated 1910 by P F Collier & Son - Binding split at front hinge, front board shows moisture markings, cloth spine has tears. Text block is intact and clean with bright 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: $10.50
Lot 423

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

- New Catechism of the Steam Engine with Chapters on Gas, Oil and Hot Air Engines by N. Hawkins - Dated 1903 by Theo. Audel & Co., Publishers - covers show mild soiling
- Ace Corson, Railroader, 1878 - 1960 by J. Patrick Desmond - Dated 1964 by Frederick Fell Inc. - Former library copy with usual markings
- The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Porto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Cuba - Dated 1951 by National Railway Publication Company - wrappers
- Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of New York by George W. Dunn et al. - Dated 1907 by James B. Lyon, State Printers (Albany, NY) - Volume II, binding shows mildew markings

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 424

$40
Title: The Reliable Book of Out-Door Games: Containing Official Rules for Playing Baseball, Football, Cricket, Lacrosse, Tennis, Croquet, Etc.
Editor: Henry Chadwick
Publisher: E. M. Lupton, Publisher
Printing Year: 1893

Condition/Details: Bound in original pictorial wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce handbook of "the most prominent" field games of ball. The editor states its purpose in the preface: "a work designed for the special use of American boys, and as such presents the chapters on instruction in our national game of baseball as its chief attraction." The emphasis in this preface falls on the national character of this work: "One of the characteristics of nearly all of the handbooks of sports hitherto published, is, that they are most of them reprints of the works of English writers, on the subject, and as such not sufficiently comprehensive for the use of our American youths of the period. Our boys, though they do not want scientific treatises for their handbooks, want in them a full explanation of all the leading points of play of the game written about, and this they want done in a manner which is not only with the comprehension of the youngest school boy, but which also is suited to the cultivated intelligence of a well-educated college youth. It is this style of handbook the editor has aimed to write, and especially so as regards the lengthy chapter on baseball." This title is one in the series "The People's Handbook Series."

The work contains may in-text illustrations showing people engaged in various sports. The volume shows light external age/wear, with small tears to extremities of covers. Text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.25" and contains 58 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 425

$12
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 426

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on spiritual matters that have been signed by their authors:

- Kahlil Gibran: His Life and World by Jean Gibran & Kahlil Gibran - Dated 1974 by New York Graphic Society (Boston) - First printing in mylar-covered dustjacket
- Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible by Peter Manseau & Jeff Sharlet - Dated 2004 by Free Press - First printing in mylar-covered dustjacket
- The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness by Karen Armstrong - Dated 2004 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated first edition in mylar-covered dustjacket
- Finding My Balance: A Memoir by Mariel Hemingway - Dated 2003 by Simon & Schuster - First printing in dustjacket
- A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife: On the Other Side Known Commonly as "The Little Book" by Daniel Quinn & Tom Whalen - Dated 1997 by Bantam Books - Signed by T. Whalen. 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 427

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of antique illustrated titles on European History:

- Otto Von Bismarck: Ernstes und Heiteres aus dem Leben by R. Hofmann - Dated 1897 by A. Hofmann & Comp. - Front board detaching from spine. Slight water marks on covers.
- Europe Illustrated by F.K. Warren - Dated 1888 by De Wolfe, Fiske & Co. - Gilt embossing on front cover. 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: $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 428

$18
Title: The History of the Town of Malmesbury and of Its Abbey, the Remains of Which Magnificent Edifice are Still Used as Parish Church; Together with Memoirs of Eminent Natives, and Other Distinguished Characters Who Were Connected with the Abbey or Town
Author: Rev. J. M. Moffatt
Publisher: J. G. Goodwyn (Tetbury)
Printing Year: 1805

Condition/Details: Bound in three quarter red leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of local English history. The work is illustrated with three engravings, a map and a fold-out table. The volume shows external age/wear, with detached front board. Text block is intact with clean pages. This book is a former library copy with the customary markings. In addition, several pages, including one of the engravings, are marked by a previous owner's ex-libris stamp. It measures approximately 5.75" x 8.75" and contains 249 pages plus errata. 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 429

$6
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on New York State history:

- A Historical Disclosure by Peter Stryker - Dated 1860 by Reformed Protestant Dutch Church - Decorative gilt on front cover.
- Amsterdam Board of Trade, 1884-1909 - Dated 1909 - Decorative gilt on front cover, which has slight water marks.
- The Land of the Fingerlakes by Jean Stephenson & Ellsworth L. Filby - Dated 1917 - Staple-bound in wrappers.
- Fifteenth Annual Report of the Central New York Institution for Deaf-Mutes - Dated 1890 by James B. Lyon - In wrappers. Covers 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: $4.50
Lot 430

$42
Title: A Complete History of the Great American Rebellion, Embracing Its Causes, Events and Consequences with Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Its Principal Actors, and Scenes and Incidents of the War
Authors: Elliot G. Storke & I. P. Brockett
Publisher: Auburn Publishing Company (Auburn, NY)
Printing Year: 1865
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with blind stamped decoration and gold embossed illustration on front board, this antique set is a scarce history of the United States Civil War. The work is illustrated with frontispiece engravings, plates, in-text illustrations and maps. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing and bumped corners. The first volume lacks its spine, and second volume shows tearing along back gutter. Text blocks are solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9.25". 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 431

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. History:

- Travels in Philadelphia by Christopher Morely - Dated 1924 by Doubleday, Page & Company - Signed, wrappers. Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Boyd's Blue Book: A Society Directory, Containing a List of the Names and Addresses of the Elite of the City of Philadelphia, and the Towns Within a Radius of Twenty Miles - Dated 1883 by Boyd Publishing Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Landmarks of Charleston by Thomas Petigru Lesesne - Dated 1932 by Garrett & Massie, Inc. - Signed.
- Old Seaport Towns of the South by Mildred Cram - Dated 1917 by Dodd, Mead & Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Ex-library copy.
- Historic Towns of The Middle States by Lyman P. Powell - Dated 1899 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - 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: $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 432

$40
Title: The History of Political Parties in the State of New York from the Ratification of the Federal Constitution to December, 1840
Author: Jabez D. Hammond
Publisher: C. Van Benthuysen (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1842
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce historical work that understands itself as an aid to "the young politician" as it addresses issues faced by the emerging political culture in the U. S. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with foxed and age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.25". 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 433

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

- Pheasants: Their Lives and Homes by William Beebe - Dated 1926 by Doubleday, Page & Company - Stated first edition. Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.
- Tales of The Angler's Eldorado: New Zealand by Zane Grey - Dated 1926 by Grosset & Dunlap - Water marks on boards.
- Real Tales of Real Dogs by Albert Payson Terhune - Dated 1925 by The Saalfield Publishing 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. 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 434

$40
Title: The Story of Shep: Written by His Mistress
Author: Bertha E. Jaques
Publisher: Privately Printed
Printing Year: 1912 Signed limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth spine with gray boards with paper title label, this antique volume is a scarce autographed life story of a pet dog. This is copy number 497 of 1,000. The work is illustrated with photographs. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket with a picture of "Shep" on front cover is intact and slightly soiled. The book measures approximately 5" x 8.25" and contains 105 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 435

$10
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: $21.50
Lot 436

$6
Title: Eine Segelfahrt um die Welt an Bord der Yacht "Sunbeam" in elf Monaten ausgefuhrt
Author: Mrs. A. Brassey
Publisher: Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with bright silver embossing, this antique volume is a scarce German translation by A. Helms of the eighth edition of the original work, chronicling a voyage around the world, with visits to such sites as Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, Tahiti, Honolulu, Yokohama, Sigapore, Ceylon, and the Suez. The work contains many in-text illustrations, well-preserved engraved plates with tissue guards, and fold-out map depicting the travels of the "Sunbeam" and the "Challenger" (with tears along the bottom half of a couple of the folds). The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners, light soiling to cover, minor tearing to back edge of spine, and fraying to spine and extremities. Hinges are cracked. Text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9" and contains 432 pages plus 8 pages of illustrated publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 437

$6
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on World History:

- Notes of a Professional Exile by E.S. Nadal - Dated 1898 by The Century Co. - Gilt-edged pages. Front board detaching from spine, which is slightly torn near middle.
- History of Julius Caesar by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1849 by Harper & Brothers - Gilt embossing on spine. Water marks on inside of front board.
- The Poetical Geography by George Van Waters - Dated 1851 by N/A - Spine torn at top and bottom.
- The Heroines of History by John S. Jenkins - Dated 1858 by Alden, Beardsley & Co. - Gilt embossing on front cover. Boards are detaching from spine, which is torn at top and bottom.
- A Pictorial History of America by S.G. Goodrich - Dated 1853 by House & Brown - Gilt embossing on spine. Cat's paw design on textblock and front and rear endpapers. Water marks on boards and leaves.

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 438

$12
Title: Die Partei der Freiheit
Author: Curt Geyer
Publisher: Selbstverlag des Verfassers (Paris)
Printing Year: 1939

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this volume is a scarce exile publication written by German journalist Curt Geyer (1891 - 1967), longtime editor of various organs of the German Social Democratic Party. This book is a polemic directed against Otto Bauer's "Die illegale Partei," as a point of view still committed to Marxist concepts of resistance based on class conflict. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages that bear a few annotations in the margins and occasional underlining. A sealed envelope has been pasted to the back of front cover, just opposite of the title page. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 70 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 439

$10
This boxlot includes the group of Sports 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 440

$40
Title: Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of New York: A Life of Record of Men and Women of the Past Whose Sterling Character and Energy and Industry Have Made Them Preeminent in Their Own and Many Other States
Author: Charles Elliott Fitch
Publisher: American Historical Society
Printing Year: 1916
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in red three quarter leather with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce historical reference work by a man who was lawyer, journalist, educator; editor and contributor to many newspapers and magazines; ex-Regent of New York University; Supervisor Federal Census (NY) 1880; Secretary New York Constitutional Convention. The work is profusely illustrated with portraits. Volumes I & II show mild external age/wear, Volume III has a 4" dent on back board, and hinges that are beginning to weaken. All three volumes have intact text blocks with clean, lightly age toned pages. Endpapers are marbled. The books measure approximately 8.25" x 11". 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 441

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on western U.S. History:

- Following the Guidon by Elizabeth B. Custer - Dated 1890 by Harper & Brothers
- Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian War of 1890-'91 by W. Fletcher Johnson - Dated 1891 by Edgewood Publishing Company - Boards and spine are detaching from textblock. Rear board has slight water marks.
- Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean. by Albert D. Richardson - Dated 1869 by American Publishing Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Kit Carson's Life and Adventures by Dewitt C. Peters - Dated 1873 by Dustin, Gilman & Co. - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine, gilt-edged pages. Front cover detaching from spine.
- Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan by Frederick Cook - Dated 1887 by Knapp, Peck & Thomson - 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: $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 442

$20
Title: The Complete Works
Author: Thomas Dick
Publisher: Applegate & Co., Publishers (Cincinnati)
Printing Year: 1858
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in leather with bright gilt embossing on spine labels, this antique set is a collection of essays. Contents include "The Christian Philosopher; or the Connection of Science and Philosophy with Religion," "Celestial Scenery Illustrated," "Sidereal Heavens, Planets, etc.," "The Practical Astronomer," "The Solar System-Its Wonders," "The Atmosphere and Atmospheric Phenomena." The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and engravings. The volumes show external age/wear, with rear board detached and spine detaching at the point where spine and back cover meet. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages with marbled pages. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.75". 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 443

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

- Songs, Devine and Moral by Isaac Watts - Undated by H.C. Peck & Theo. Bliss - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine. Diminutive copy.
- Missionary Anecdotes - Undated by American Sunday-School Union - Decorative gilt binding. Contains 12 illustrations. Front board and text to page 14 detaching from spine.
- Pressed Flowers From the Holy Land by Harvey B. Greene - Dated c1899 by H.B. Greene - In wrappers. Contains actual pressed flowers.
- Wild Flowers from Palestine by Harvey B. Greene - Undated by Dumas & Co. - Decorative gilt on front cover. Contains actual pressed flowers.
- The Works of Flavius Josephus by William Whiston - Dated 1853 by Leavitt and Allen - Decorative gilt binding. Cat's paw design on textblock. 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: $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 444

$90
Title: The House-Keeper's Guide and Indian Doctor: Containing the Very Best Directions for Making All Kinds of Ice Creams, Preserves, Jellies, Perfumery, and Essences, Fancy and Plain Soaps, and an Excellent System on the Treatment of the Hair; the Best Method of Cleaning Brass, Marble, Mahogany Furniture, Cutlery, Carpets, &c, &c. Also, a Complete System of Genuine Indian Doctoring. To Which Is Added Directions for Letter Writing, under Various Circumstances. The Book Closes with the Celebrated Chemical Washing Recipe.
Author: E. Hutchinson
Publisher: W. Lord, Stereotyper
Printing Year: 1854

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with decorative embossing, this antique volume is a very scarce advice book that includes a great number of tips and recipes relating to housekeeping. The volume shows external age/wear, with minor peeling to spine, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages with staining throughout. Text is entirely legible. A number of newspaper clippings have been attached to endpapers. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.75" and contains 96 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 445

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Photography:

- Nudes of 16 Lands by Stewart Rothman - Dated 1970 by American Photographic Book Publishing Co., Inc. - Signed in dustjacket.
- Regards D'Asie by Yahya Assefy - Dated 1993 by Yaghoubi Gallery - In dustjacket and slipcase.
- AutoWerke by Christa Aboitiz et al - Undated by Hatje Cantz - In dustjacket.
- John Cranko by Walter Erich Schafer - Dated 1973 by Belser Verlag - German text. Ex-library copy.

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
Lot 446

$8
This auction lot includes the following group of Literary Studies titles:

- Shakespeare's Religious Background by Peter Milward - Dated 1973 by Loyola University Press - dustjacket
- Homer: An Address Delivered on Behalf of the Independent Labour Party by J. W. Mackail - Dated 1945 by Hammersmith Publishing Society (River House Hammersmith) - book is in plastic cover
- Dante and Catholic Philosophy in the Thirteenth Century by Frederic Ozanam - Dated 1913 by Cathedral Library Association - Second edition, translated by Lucia D. Pychowska
- Formalism and Marxism by Tony Bennett - Dated 1979 by Methuen & Co. Ltd. - 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: $7.50
Lot 447

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on African history:

- In Darkest Africa by Henry M. Stanley - Dated 1891 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Complete two volume set with gilt embossing on front covers and spines. Rear boards of contain pockets with fold-out maps. Water marks on front board and endpapers of volume one.
- Roosevelt's African Trip by Frederick William Unger - Dated 1909 by W.E. Scull - Gilt embossing on front cover. 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 448

$35
Title: Hindenburg
Publisher: Sturm-Zigaretten-Fabrik (Dresden)
Printing Year: 1934

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering and embossed color crest, this antique volume is a very scarce copy of a memorial photograph album about the life of Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934), the German military leader and statesman whose career spanned the Franco-Prussian War, World War I, the Weimar Republic and Nazi rule. Text in German, printed in Gothic type; complete text is present. With 339 small glossy b/w photos, many of them from news sources, tipped in; plus 15 plates, including seven in color; also maps and facsimiles. There are a few photographs of Hindenburg with Hitler. The volume shows external age/wear, with tearing to front gutter and loss of material at the bottom of spine. Covers show minor soiling. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and contains 125 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 449

$14
This auction lot includes the following group of signed titles by New York author Arch Merrill in dustjackets:

- The White Woman and Her Valley by Arch Merrill - Undated by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc.
- Down the Lore Lanes by Arch Merrill - Undated by Creed Books
- From Pumpkin Hook to Dumpling Hill by Arch Merrill - Dated 1969 by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc.
- The Underground, Freedom's Road and Other Upstate Tales by Arch Merrill - Dated 1963 by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc.
- Rochester Sketchbook by Arch Merrill - Dated 1946 by Louis Heindl & Son

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 450

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on European Art:

- L'illustration: Histoire d'un art by Michel Melot - Dated 1984 by Skira (Geneva) - large-format volume in dustjacket and slipcase
- Das stellvertretende Bildnis: Plastiken und Gemalde von der Antike bis ins 19. Jahrhundert by Adolf Reinle - Dated 1984 by Artemis Verlag (Zurich) - large-format volume in dustjacket
- Die Sonne: Das Gestirn in der Kulturgeschichte by Madanjeet Singh - Dated 1994 by Ernst Wasmuth Verlag (Tubingen) - large-format volume in dustjacket
- Understanding Picasso: A Study of His Styles and Development by Helen F. Mackenzie - Dated 1940 by University of Chicago Press - Portfolio in folio size envelope: consists of loose 19 plates, a title page and a conclusion. Envelope has corner rips and sunned edges.

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
Lot 451

$30
Title: Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq. F. R. S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II Comprising His Diary from 1659 to 1669, Deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A. B. from the Original Short-Hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, and a Selection from His Private Correspondence
Editor: Richard Lord Braybrooke
Publisher: Henry Colburn (London)
Printing Year: 1828
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in leather with raised bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce early collection of the works of Samuel Pepys (1633 - 1703). This detailed private diary, that he kept during 16601669, was first published in 1825 in two volumes, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London. The work is illustrated with seven portrait plates and four folding plates, all as called for. The volumes show external age/wear, with some loss of title labels on spine. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly foxed and age-toned pages with marbled edges. Plates show foxing. The books measure approximately 5.75" x 8.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50

Lot 452

$8
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage titles on New York history and culture authored and signed by Henry W. Clune:

- I Always Liked It Here: Reminiscences of a Rochesterian - Dated 1983 by Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries - Copy number 43 of a limited edition of 250, in slipcase
- The Rochester I Know - Dated 1972 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. - Stated first edition in price-clipped dustjacket
- Main Street Beat - Dated 1947 by W. W. Norton & Company Inc. - Stated first edition in dustjacket
- The Genesee - Dated 1963 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston - Stated first edition in dustjacket, this is a title in the "Rivers of America Series" edited by Carl Carmer. Book is illustrated by Douglas Gorsline

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 453

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on U.S. History:

- Along Four-Footed Trails: Wild Animals of the Plains as I Knew Them by Ruth A. Cook - Dated 1903 by James Pott & Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- In Berkshire Fields by Walter Prichard Eaton - Dated 1920 by Harper & Brothers - Slight wear to top and bottom of spine.
- Chesapeake Cruise by Norman Alan Hill - Dated 1944 by George W. King Printing Co. - No. 266 of a first edition of 1500 copies.
- The Discovery of America by John Fiske - Dated 1892 by Riverside Press - Complete two volume set. No. 121 of original 250 copies.
- Historic Houses of Early America by Elise Lathrop - Dated 1935 by Tudor Publishing Co. - 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: $16.50. 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 454

$20
This boxlot includes the group of World 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: $21.50
Lot 455

$100
Title: Houdini: His Life Story
Author: Harold Kellock
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Company
Printing Year: 1928 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce biography of Harry Houdini (1874-1926), the Jewish Hungarian-American magician, escapologist and stunt performer. Kellock's intimate account is based on the recollections and documents of Beatrice Houdini, his wife and only person party to all his secrets. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and many photographs of family and performances. The volume shows light external age/wear, with corners slightly bumped and minor tear at top of spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owners' bookplate and signature appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.75" and contains 384 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

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