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Lot 39

$35
Title: Central New York: An Inland Empire
Author: W. Freeman Galpin
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1941
Number of Volumes: 4

Notes: Boards on volumes one and four detaching from spine. Water marks on all covers. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50

Lot 40

$100
Title: The Spectator with a Historical and Biographical Preface
Editor: Alexander Chalmers
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
Printing Year: 1856
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in leather with raised bands and bright gilt embossing, this handsome antique set is a scarce collection of essays as they appeared in the famous and influential periodical "The Spectator," published from March 1711 to December 1712 and by Joseph Addison alone in 1714. These essays by Addison, Richard Steele, Alexander Pope, Thomas Tickell, and other contributors were considered by Macaulay "perhaps the finest Essays, both serious and playful, in the English language." Together Addison and Steele set the pattern and established the vogue for the periodical in the 18th-century and helped create a receptive audience for the emerging art form of the novel.

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled ages. The books measure approximately 4.5" x 6.5". 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 41

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Irondequoit, NY:

- Irondequoit Story: A History of the Town of Irondequoit by Maude I. West - Dated c1967 by The Town of Irondequoit - Signed second edition
- Irondequoit Centennial Album by Willis G. Broadbooks - Dated 1977 by Irondequoit Centennial Commitee - Wrappers, first reprinting edition of 1939 original
- St. Paul Boulevard Fire Association, Inc.: Irondequoit, New York 1924-1974 - Dated c1974 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: $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 42

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on United States art:

- The Great American Shooting Prints by Robert Elman - Dated 1972 by Ridge Press / Alfred A. Knopf - Large-format oblong volume in dustjacket whose front cover shows soiling to corners and margins. Interior clean and bright
- Roland Clark's Etchings - Dated 1990 by Derrydale Press (Lyon, Mississippi) - Limited edition
- Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum United States of America: The Robinson Collection, Baltimore, MD. Fascicule 3 by David Moore Robinson - Dated 1938 by Harvard University Press - Hardcover portfolio with 62 pages of text plus 44 loosely inserted plates. All text pages and plates complete
- Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum United States of America: University of Michigan Fascicule 1 by Wilhelmina Van Ingen - Dated 1933 by Harvard University Press - Portfolio with text and loose plates

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 43

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

- The Art of Entertaining by Jean Walden - Dated 1927 by The Buzza Company - Wrappers.
- What's in a Name? by Mary Otis Isham - Dated 1938 by The Schauer Printing Studio - Gilt embossing on orange felt cover.
- More Pious Friends and Drunken Companions by Helen Ramsey - Dated 1928 by The Macaulay Company
- The Miracle of Glass - Dated 1939 by Glass Incorporated - Plastic binding.
- Wild Fowl Decoys by Joel Barber - Undated by Windward House - Gilt embossing on front 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 44

$10
Title: George W. Aldridge: Big Boss, Small City
Author: Clement G. Lanni
Publisher: Rochester Alliance Press
Printing Year: 1939 Signed first edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce biography of a man who was a key figure in the political history of Rochester, New York. The book is illustrated by a frontispiece photo of Aldridge. The author has signed the title page. Also, a typed and signed letter from the author to a reader is laid in. The volume shows slight external age/wear, with light markings along the spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages, measures approximately 5.75" x 8.75" and contains 158 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 45

$24
This boxlot includes the group of Avant Garde 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 46

$90
Title: An Inquiry into the Origin of the Antiquities of America with an Appendix, Containing Notes, and "A View of the Causes of the Superiority of the Men of the Northern over Those of the Southern Hemisphere."
Author: John Delafield Jr. / James Lakey (Appendix)
Publisher: N. G. Burgess & Co. (Cincinnati)
Printing Year: 1839

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossed title and pictorial design of Indian, this antique volume is a scarce study of the origins of the Native Americans, incl. those of South America. Previous owner's name appears on front cover, embossed above title. The book contains a preface by Rev. Chas. P. McIlvaine, Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio. The work is illustrated with 10 plates, including 5 hand-colored lithographs. This privately-owned volume was later donated to library and bears a number of corresponding markings. The binding shows external age/wear, with rubbing to spine and extremities, and bumped corners. Text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 10" x 12" and contains 142 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 47

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Chicago:

- Handbook of the World's Columbian Exposition by Mrs. Potter Palmer et all - Dated 1893 by Rand, McNally & Company - Wrappers. Spine tearing along top.
- World's Columbian Fair, Chicago - Undated by N/A - Gilt embossing on front and rear covers.
- In Remembrance of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago - Dated 1893 by N/A - Gilt embossing on front cover. Textblock detached from spine.
- World's Fair Album of Chicago - Dated 1893 by N/A - Gilt embossing on front cover. Textblock detaching from spine.
- Martin's World's Fair Album-Atlas and Family Souvenir - Dated 1892 by C. Ropp & Sons - Gilt embossing on front cover.
- The World's Columbian Exposition, 1893 - Dated 1893 by N/A - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Gilt-edged pages.

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 48

$30
Title: Der Mensch: In 14 Capiteln nach den neuesten Erfahrungen der medicinischen Wissenschaft, dargestellt fur Nichtstudirte
Author: Dr. O. Kress
Publisher: Adoph Wolf (Dresden)
Printing Year: c. 1890

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce medical work in the German language. The work contains in-text illustrations and many color plates. An intact color medical mannequin appears at the rear of the book, with list of anatomical terms it illustrates on facing page. The following additional material has been laid in: four chromolithographic plates (with accompanying texts) and envelope indicating them to be part of a supplementary work, "Supplement zu Platen, die neue Heilmethode," presumably a different work (though bearing relation to the plates presented in this work). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with aged-toned pages bearing marbled edges. The book measures approximately 6.75" x 9.5" and contains 1035 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50

Lot 49

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on theology:

- The Autobiography of Joseph F. Hess by Joseph F. Hess - Dated 1888 by E.R. Andrews - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.
- Palaces of Sin by Dick Maple - Dated 1902 by National Book Concern
- The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents by Edna Kenton - Dated 1925 by Albert & Charles Boni - In dustjacket.
- The Haggadah by Arthur Szyk - Dated 1961 by Massadah & Alumoth - Decorative gilt on felt binding. About half the text in Hebrew.
- The Book of Ruth - Dated 1947 by The Heritage Press - Decorative gilt binding.
- Sunshine at Home - Dated 1883 by Review and Herald Publishing House - Decorative gilt on front 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: $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 50

$80
Title: Iroquois
Author: Samuel P. Moulthrop
Publisher: Ernest Hart, Publisher (Rochester, NY)
Printing Year: 1901 Signed first edition

Condition/Details: Bound in tan illustrated cloth with bright embossing on front cover showing a Native American sitting at the entrance of teepee, this antique volume is a scarce early history of a group of Native Americans that originally consisted of five nations: the Mohawk, the Oneida, the Onondaga, the Cayuga, and the Seneca. When Europeans first arrived in North America, the Iroquois Confederacy was based in what is now the northeastern United States primarily in what is referred to today as upstate New York. The author writes in his preface: "Several years ago the writer recognized the fact that aboriginal history was not only imperfectly taught, but works of authority on that subject were inaccessible for reference. Having been for years, in fact since early boyhood, an interested student of Indian character, intensified no doubt from the fact hat my earliest recollections were of Wisconsin territory, among whom my parents lived at the time of my birth, led to a careful reading of all works of authority on the subject. My determination was to provide pupils with a work for supplementary reading that might stimulate them to further research."

The work is illustrated with maps, many plates and in-text illustrations "illustrated and arranged by Sadie Pierpont Barnard." Author's signature is found on the front endpaper. The volume shows light external age/wear, with slight darkening to spine. Front hinge is cracked. Text block is intact with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 8" and contains 155 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 51

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of titles signed and/or limited editions by author Carl Schmidt on Rochester architecture:

- Architecture and architects of Rochester, NY - Dated 1959 by Rochester Society of Architects
- Cobblestone Architecture - Dated 1944 by Carl F. Schmidt
- The Octagon Fad - Dated 1958 by Carl F. Schmidt - Number 215 of 1000 copies
- Greek Revival Architecture in the Rochester Area - Dated 1946 by Carl F. Schmidt - Number 621 of 1000 copies
- Fences, Gates and Garden Houses - Dated 1963 by Carl F. Schmidt

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 52

$8
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles published by the Roycrofters:

- The Liberators: Being Adventures in the City of Fine Minds by Elbert Hubbard - Dated 1919 - Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of author
- The Doctors: A Satire in Four Seizures by Elbert Hubbard - Dated 1922 - Spine shows chipping, title embossed
- To Lovers and Others by Harry C. Morse - Dated 1919 - Leather-bound volume with gilt decoration to front cover that shows rubbing to spine and extremities; front endpaper bears the inscription "To friends, from / a friend. / May 1921"

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 53

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of Nautical titles:

- The Cap'n's Wife by Albert Joseph George - Dated 1946 by Syracuse University Press - Gilt embossing on front cover.
- Around the World in the Yacht "Sunbeam" by Mrs. Brassey - Dated 1879 by Henry Hold and Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Boards detaching from spine, which is slightly torn at top and bottom.
- The Story of the American Sailor by Elbridge S. Brooks - Dated 1888 by D. Lothrop Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Boards detaching from spine, which is slightly torn at top and bottom.
- Greasy Luck: A Whaling Sketch Book by Gordon Grant - Undated by William Farquhar Payson
- The New Art of Going Abroad - Undated by Unz & Co. - Spine torn at top and middle.
- The Life & Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner by Gordon Grant - Dated 1936 by Farrar & Rinehart - Gilt embossing on front cover. Boards detaching from spine. Slight water marks on boards.

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 54

$110
Title: Our Country: A Household History of the United States for All Readers, from the Discovery of America to the Present Time
Author: Benson J. Lossing
Publisher: James A. Bailey
Printing Year: 1895
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce multi-volume popular history of the U.S. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and contains a great number of in-text illustrations by Felix O. C. Darley. Volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 10". 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 55

$30
This boxlot includes the group of education 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: $22.50
Lot 56

$50
Title: A Treatise on the Law of Street Railways Embracing Surface, Sub-surface, and Elevated Roads, Whether Operated by Animal Power, Electricity, Cable or Steam Motor
Author: Henry J. Booth
Publisher: T. & J. W. Johnson & Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1892

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, this antique volume is a scarce pioneering work on the legal principles relating to rapid transit. The author states in the preface: "This volume has been prepared for general use by the bench and the bar, the public officer and the private corporation, in examining numerous questions which have not been elsewhere collectively considered. In order to present, not only the judicial determination of the questions which have arisen, but also the public policy of the different States, the text has been supplemented by copious notes containing extracts from opinions and synopses of general statues." The volume shows significant external age/wear, as it lacks both spine and rear board. The text block is solidly bound with unmarked, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.75" x 9" and contains 749 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50

Lot 57

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on expositions:

- The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus - Dated 1915 by Paul Elder and Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- The Centennial Exposition, Described and Illustrated by J.S. Ingram - Dated 1876 by Hubbard Bros. - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Canvas slightly torn at top and bottom of spine.
- Official Illustrations from the Art Gallery of the World's Columbian Exposition by Charles M. Kurtz - Dated 1893 by George Barrie - Stated first edition. Gilt embossing on front cover an spine. Front board detaching from spine, spine has small tear near top.
- The Illustrated History of the Centennial Exhibition by James D. McCabe - Dated 1876 by Jones Brothers & Co. - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- The Panama Canal and Golden Gate Exposition by Ralph Emmett Avery - Dated 1915 by N/A - Gilt embossing on front cover an 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 58

$22
Title: A History of Temperance in Saratoga County, N. Y. Containing Biographical Sketches of Billy J. Clark, M.D., Rev. Lebbeus Armstrong, Mr. James Mott, Gardner Stow, Esq. and Hon. Esek Cowen; The First Four Having Survived the Last , and All Other Original Members of the Union Temperate Society of Moreau and Northumberland, Which Association Was Organized in April A. D. 1808
Compiler: William Hay
Publisher: Stream Printing Presses of G. M. Davison
Printing Year: 1855 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped cloth with bright gilt embossing on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce local history of the temperance movement . The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Preliminary pages and rear pages show foxing. The name Fanny Harlow appears on a preliminary page. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8" and contains 153 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 59

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

- Woman's Share in Primitive Culture by Tufton Mason - Dated 1894 by D. Appleton and Company - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.
- A Private Anthropological Cabinet by Robert Meadows - Dated 1934 by Falstaff Press, Inc. - Decorative gilt binding. One of a limited number of copies for exclusive subscription of mature collectors, adult students of anthropology, and members of the learned professions.
- A Century of Carpet and Rug Making in America - by Bigelow-Hartford Carpet Company - Decorative gilt on front cover. Spine torn near top.
- Home Owners' Catalogs - Undated by F.W. Dodge Corporation - Decorative gilt binding. Water damage to boards and 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: $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 60

$70
Title: Theory and Practice of Homoeopathy. First Part, Containing a Theory of Homoeopathy with Dietetic Rules, Etc.
Author: I. G. Rosenstein
Publisher: Henkle & Logan, Printers (Louisville, Kentucky)
Printing Year: 1840

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce early work on alternative medicine. The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners and chipping to top and bottom of spine, and is solidly bound with foxed, age-toned pages. Previous owner's stylized signature appears at the bottom of title page and on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 288 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 61

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Rochester, NY:

- Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester by A Sister of Saint Joseph - Dated 1950 by Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester
- Home in the Woods by Hattie Lumbard Kofod - Dated 1944 by Hattie Lumbard Kofod - Signed in dustjacket
- Architecture and Architects of Rochester, NY by Carl and Ann Schmidt - Dated 1959 by Rochester Society of Architects
- Irondequoit Story by Maude I. West - Dated c1967 by The Town of Irondequoit
- History of Masonry in Monroe County, 1810-1970 by R.W. Herman A. Sarachan - Dated 1971 by Publisher - Signed in dustjacket
- Rochester: An Emerging Metropolis, 1925-1961 by Blake McKelvey - Dated 1961 by Christopher Press - Signed in 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. 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 62

$22
Title: Dictionnaire general de biographie et d'histoire de mythologie, de geographie ancienne et moderne comparee des antiquites et des institutions grecques, romaines, francaises et etrangeres
Author: Ch. Dezobry & Th. Bachelet
Publisher: Tandou et Cie, Libraires - Editeurs (Paris)
Printing Year: 1863
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce reference work in the French language. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with bumped corners and fraying along edges of covers. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7.5" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50

Lot 63

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on world history:

- A Visit to the Holy Land by Ida Pfeiffer - Dated 1852 by Ingram, Cooke, and Co. - Gilt embossing on spine, which is slightly torn at top.
- Nature Worship - Dated 1929 by N/A
- Moonlight in the Congo by Mary Otis Isham - Undated by N/A - Gilt embossing on green felt cover.
- A Journal of Travels in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land by David Millard - Dated 1855 by Sheldon, Lamport & Blakeman - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine, which is slightly torn at bottom. Cat's paw design on textblock. Boards detaching from spine.
- Roosevelt's African Trip by Frederick William Unger - Dated 1909 by W.E. Scull - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Boards 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: $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 64

$60
Title: The Clubs of New York: With an Account of the Origin, Progress, Present Condition and Membership of the Leading Clubs; an Essay on New York Club Life, and Photographs of Leading Club-Men
Author: Francis Gerry Fairfield
Publisher: Henry L. Hinton, Publisher
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of club life in New York. The author states that, in addition to the description and analysis of such organizations, his intent is to provide "a detailed directory of the clubs treated ... a careful digest, for purposes of reference, of organization, habits, house-rules, and the like - in all a practical handbook of clubs and club-life." Clubs described in this volume include: Century Club, Union Club, New York Yacht Club, Union League Club, Manhattan Club, American Jockey Club, Americus Club, Lotos Club, Blossom Club, Travelers' Club, The Palette, Arcadian Club, Army and Navy Club.

The book shows external age/wear, with a significant portion of top of spine chipped away, and hinges that are cracked. There are no photographs in this volume. The text block is intact and solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8" and contains 349 pages plus 2 pages 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 65

$16
This boxlot includes the group of academic 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: $22.50
Lot 66

$28
Title: Missionsbilder
Author: I. F. Steinkopf
Publisher: Calwer Verlagverein / Commission bei I. F. Steinkopf (Stuttgart)
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce account in the German language of missionary work in different parts of the world. The profusely-illustrated book is divided into five parts (the German word "Heft," in this context best translated as "issue," seems to indicate that each section was also published separately as a periodical), each offering an ethnological study of the area in discussion: New Zealand, Polynesia, North American Indians, Polar regions. The work contains in-text and full-page engravings, including fold-out illustrations. The volume shows external age/wear, with intact covers and spine detached from text block. The text block itself is solidly bound with age-toned pages. First section or issue lacks title page. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9" and contains 112/224/132/120 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 67

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

- Phunny Phellows Grab-Bag - Undated by J.S. Ogilvie and Company - Wrappers, covers have small tears along spine.
- Anti-Suffrage: Ten Good Reasons by Grace Duffield Goodwin - Dated 1913 by Duffield and Company
- A Prohibition Primer by Anonymous - Dated 1931 by John Day Company - Slight water staining on front and rear boards.
- The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man by James Weldon Johnson - Dated 1927 by Garden City Publishing Co., Inc. - Dustjacket has small tears along top of front board.
- Nudism Comes to America by Frances and Mason Merrill - Dated 1932 by Garden City Publishing

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 68

$375
Title: Tunneling, Explosive Compounds, and Rock Drills
Author: Henry S. Drinker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Printing Year: 1878

Condition/Details: Bound in three quarter leather with marbled endpapers, this large volume discusses the "details of practical tunnel work," including blasting, drilling and air-compressors, and covers the history of tunneling from the age of Ramses II to the 19th century. Drinker was the Solicitor General of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and later President of Lehigh University. This exceedingly rare publication is important on a number of fronts, including the fact that the author's description of railroad hammering was used by scholars to lend credence to the validity of the story that John Henry, the famous folk hero, beat out a steam-powered hammer. The work is profusely illustrations, both with in-text images and large fold-out diagrams and charts depicting things like tunnel facades and cross-sections. The volume shows some external wear, with detached front board, preliminary page and title page. Text block is otherwise solidly bound with very mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12" and contains 1031 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50

Lot 69

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

- The Message of New Thought by Abel Leighton Allen - Dated 1924 by Robert M. McBride & Company - Decorative gilt on front cover.
- On the Edge of the Etheric by Arthur Findlay - Undated by Psychic Press LTD. - Decorative gilt binding.
- Flying Saucers Have Landed by Desmond Leslie & George Adamski - Dated 1953 by Werner Laurie - Dustjacket torn along spine.
- Nudism in Modern Life by Maurice Parmelee - Dated 1941 by Sunshine Book Co. - Signed in dustjacket.
- The Criminal Imbecile by Henry Herbert Goddard - Dated 1922 by The MacMillan Company - Decorative gilt binding. 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: $8.50
Lot 70

$225
Title: The Fight for Everest: 1924
Author: Lieutenant-Colonel E. F. Norton
Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co.
Printing Year: 1925 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume is the scarce original edition of this mountaineering classic, the third of three works recounting the British Everest expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924. It includes contributions by many of the climbers, including leader E.F. Norton and General H.G. Bruce, who led the 1922 climb. It was during this 1924 ascent that George Mallory and Andrew Irvine made their last, controversial attack on the summit, only to disappear in a storm at 28,000 feet. Their attempt is documented in this volume by N.E. Odell, who from afar watched their progress towards the summit. "Odell's vigil at 27,000 feet waiting for the return of his friends is one of the greatest episodes in mountaineering history" (Francis Farquar).

The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece, a panorama of the route to Mount Everest, many photographs and a large folding map at the rear of the book. The map is very well preserved. The volume shows very light external age/wear, with minor stain at the bottom of spine, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 372 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 71

$8
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Rivers and River Valleys:

- The Susquehanna by Carl Carmer - Dated 1955 by Rinehart & Co., Inc. - Signed
- Teacup Tales: Folklore of the Hudson Valley by Pauline Hommell - Dated 1958 by Vantage Press - Stated first edition in dustjacket
- Hudson Crossroads: A Documentary Narrative of Three Centuries in Upper New York by Mary Hun Sears - Dated 1954 by Exposition Press - Stated first edition in dustjacket
- The Connecticut by Walter Hard - Dated 1947 by Rinehart & Company, Inc. - Signed part of "Rivers of America" series
- The St. Lawrence River: Historical, Legendary, Picturesque by George Waldo Browne - undated by Weathervane Books - In 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. 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 72

$12
Title: How to Be Your Own Lawyer: A Complete Instructor for Everybody in All the Ordinary Legal Affairs of Life Adapted to Every State and Territory.
Author: M. T. Richardson
Publisher: J. E. Jewett, Publisher
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright black and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early legal reference work. The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners and slight soiling to covers. Binding is split at the front hinge. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and contains 507 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 73

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

- The Tragedy of Pelee by George Kennan - Dated 1902 by The Outlook Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine, which is slightly torn at top and bottom.
- The West Indies by John Henderson - Dated 1905 by Adam & Charles Black - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Front board detaching from spine.
- In the Shadow of Death: Martinique and the World's Great Disasters by Trumbull White - Dated 1902 by The Publishers' Association - Boards detaching from spine. - Complete Story of the Martinique and St. Vincent Horrors by William A. Garesche - Dated 1902 by L.G. Stahl - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Boards 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 74

$22
Title: Chefs-d'Oeuvre d'Art of International and Other Exhibitions
Author: Edward Strahan
Publisher: George Barrie Publisher
Printing Year: 1878

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique folio is a scarce collection of steel and wood of academic painting featured at the 1878 Paris exhibition. Artists included are: E.A. Bayard, E.P. Berne-Bellecour, F.A. Bridgman, E. Burne-Jones, E. Butti, J. DeVriendt, Gustave Dore, P. Dubois, R. Fontana, F. Gerome, J.P. Laurens, Lecomte-du-Nouy, J.E. Milais, G. Moreau, C. Verlat, C. Vernet, etc. The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners. The book is solidly bound with gilt-edged pages that show foxing throughout and moisture staining to the the bottom outside corners of final pages. Stains do not affect engravings. The book measures approximately 12" x 16.75" and contains 161 pages. 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 75

$14
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. 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 76

$100
Title: True Tales of the Plains
Author: Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody)
Publisher: Cupples & Leon
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt embossing to spine and paste-on photo of author on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce autobiographical account of Buffalo Bill's early years. The work is illustrated with full-page photographs and miniature text illustrations at the beginning of each chapter. The volume shows light external age/wear, with mild soiling to covers. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Stamp on first page of table of contents. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and contains 259 pages plus 5 pages 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.

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